Wow! It's been a month already since my last What's On Your Nightstand post which is hosted by 5 Minutes For Books. Amazing. My May reading life has gone very well. I did not read a ton of books, but my reading was good. I finished two books and maybe will complete a third. Plus, I have stayed current with reading through my Bible in 90 days. I look for to June and the worlds that I will be brought into as well as the non-fiction information that I will gain. For today, I look forward to reading What's On Your Nightstand posts to see what others have read, are reading and will read.
For April, I completed:
Lent For Everyone: Luke, Year C by N.T. Wright
This was such a good Lent devotional. Each reading caused us to stop and think. Each reading was a good way to start our day, and to focus on the Lenten season. I am very pleased that we chose this devotional for Lent.
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
What I am discovering about Ahern's writing is that I like it. I like it a whole bunch. Each story that I have read,I have been drawn into with emotion. And that's what her writing is filled with, emotion. She has a way with words, and a beautiful way of stringing them together. One Hundred Names was no exception. Was it my favorite Ahern book? No, it wasn't. But I was greatly entertained, and could hardly set the book down once it brought me into the story.
I Am Currently Reading:
As of this writing, I am current with this reading plan - Day 23. I hope to complete reading the entire Bible in 90 days but am very ok if it takes me up to 110 days.
Here and Now by Henri Nouwen
I am reading this book with my husband - I am reading it aloud to him. We are both enjoying the book. It's an easy book to read aloud, but yet packed with gems to ponder. Our book is being marked up a lot -- many quotes to go back to and think on, many that we don't want to forget.
The Cure by John Lynch | Bruce McNicol | Bill Thrall
I started this book just this past Sunday. It is interesting, and it too is being marked up but not quite as much as Here and Now. I am very curious as to what I will think of this book once I am finished. I wonder what I will walk away with and what my impression will be. So far, so good.
Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcey
This book is one I am reading with my teenage daughters - Elizabeth (17) and Elliana (15). We just started, and we're not even done with the first chapter. The first chapter alone is packed. This will be a slow read aloud. So far, I think this book may lead to some good conversation, so I am hopeful that our time spent with this one will be fruitful. Yet, I am worried that maybe it will be too deep, require too much critical thinking for our purposes. But if it does, then so be it....our brain cells can use the stretching and multiplying.
Next Up, for June:
I am sure I will still be reading Finding Truth with my daughters, but I am thinking that my husband I will start a new book by mid-June. What that book will be? -not sure. Beyond those two books, the following is what I would like to read if I can squeeze them in to my already limited reading time.
Conversation Peace by Mary A. Kassian
How Sweet the Sound by Amy Sorrells
Glittering Images by Susan Howatch
Christy by Catherine Marshall
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
(this will be a read along with 15-year old daughter and so it will be my priority book - beyond the Bible and the two I am already reading with my husband and daughters)
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