Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What's On My Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand

I didn't do that much reading in January. I wanted to, but I felt a greater drive to progress in my Japanese studies. Almost all of my free time has been working with Japanese, so I've already completed 30 study hours so far this month.

Books completed in January (links are to my reviews):
Slave, John MacArthur
Bleak House, Charles Dickens - dropped it 1/3 of the way through. I just couldn't get into it and didn't see the point of forcing myself to finish.
A Proper Pursuit, Lynn Austin
Fire by Night, Lynn Austin

Currently reading
Memoir/Autobiography/Biography - Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

Health/Cookbooks - Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It - Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!

Christian life - The Walk: Clear Direction and Spiritual Power for Your Life (Review copy)

Theology - Proverbs (Bible) - reading a chapter a day, will finish January 31.

To-read in February
Homemaking - The Well-Ordered Home: Organizing Techniques for Inviting Serenity into Your Life

Christian life - Becoming a Woman of Excellence

For fun - Beaded Hope


Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Slave and Bleak House are on my TBR list. I really want to read Bleak House and watch the BBC miniseries of it.

Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing your list. I though Three Cups of Tea was wordy at times, but well worth the read. I hope you enjoy it!

Lauren from 5MinutesforBooks.com

Jennifer said...

I like Lynn Austin's books. And Proverbs is great. ;)

Anonymous said...

My daughters and I have read Fire by Night and we all enjoyed it! Three Cups of Tea was a great story, read it a few years ago! OPened my eyes to a lot of things "Middle eastern"... What faith this man had! Skinny Italian? sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...


I don't see how you can read so fast! I just don't have the "skill" to do that.

I'm not reading anything "extra" right now, as you already know, my reading for the 90 day bible challenge is quite enough for me at the moment. Hopefully after April when the challenge ends, I will read some other books.

-Lady Rose

Becky said...

DD11 was given the Three Cups of Tea by her grandmother for Christmas and will start it after finishing the Bible. I'm looking forward to your review.

bekahcubed said...

When I saw Beaded Hope on your list, I had to follow the link, thinking it was a craft book of sorts. Even though I discovered it wasn't, it looks fascinating!

I'm still ruminating over your review of Slave from when I first read it. I take great comfort in the absolute sovereignty of God-but I also see that the God of Scripture loves all the world, not simply a select few. Yep, still ruminating...