Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What's On Your Nightstand - September

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What's On Your Nightstand

For October:

From August's Nightstand I read:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (review)
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers - Another Lord Peter Wimsey story. Enjoyable.
Small Changes for a Better Life: Daily Steps to Living Gods Plan for You by Elizabeth George - I can't say anything she covered hasn't been covered in other books, but her books always make me think and show me areas in my life that I need to address.

I am currently reading:
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lisa TerKeurst

I also read:
Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Austen Takes the South) by Mary Jane Hathaway - I couldn't sleep so I picked this book hoping for something to put me to sleep. Wrong! I ended up reading the whole book. This was a cute story, not the best writing, but it kept my interest.
Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers - I really enjoyed this story. Here are a few teasers.
Keys to High School Success: Get Your Homeschool High School Started Right! (Coffee Break Books) by Lee Binz - Enjoyable read if I can keep myself from being depressed that I haven't done half the things recommended for my current high schooler. Oh well, maybe for the next one.

I listened to:
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie - Still working my way through Poirot mysteries.
The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley - Loved this story! It is like Robin Hood being set down in Old California. Plenty of action and humor.
Sad Cypress: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha Christie - Every once in while one of Christie's books stand out and this was one of them.
The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan - Another fabulous story. If you like a good spy story check this one out.

I didn't read:
The Lemon Jelly Cake by Madeline Smith - This was on my September Nightstand. I just couldn't get into this book. I read over 70 pages and decided I had too many other books to read and chucked it.

See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.


  1. The Scarlet Pimpernel is on my TBR list, too.
    Your Nightstand posts always inspire me!

  2. I intend to read The Scarlet Pimpernel one day but I keep forgetting. Adding it to my list right now. (Done!)

    I had to give up a book this month too. I just couldn't get into it. Why waste time? I'm always proud of myself when I lay down a book. :)

  3. I hadn't heard of Elizabeth George's new book. But it's good to know that there isn't new material covered. I probably wouldn't pick it up even though, like yourself, I get a lot out of what she has to say.

  4. Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Austen Takes the South) sounds fun.

    I see commenters mentioning The Scarlet Pimpernel but I missed it in your post. I read it years ago and would love to reread it again some time. Loved the film with Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour even though it differed from the book.

    I think I have Unglued in my Kindle somewhere.

  5. Love your list - I keep meaning to read Agatha Christie... adding her to my reading list now.

  6. Great list! I totally just downloaded Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits to my kindle!



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