Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's On My Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand

I really need to stay on top of my book reviews. Several of these were read earlier this spring but I'm just now getting the reviews written! Oops!

Books completed in May (links are to my reviews)

The Castle by Franz Kafka - 3 stars
A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell - 4 stars (read in April but posted the review in May)
The Walk by Shaun Alexander - 2.5 stars (read in March! but posted the review in May)
The Boy, A Holocaust Story by Dan Porat - 3 stars
Moon Over Tokyo by Siri Mitchell - 3 stars
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov - 4 stars

Currently reading

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy - I have read just over half this book so far and am gaining some great insights into WWII, Bonhoeffer himself, and how the church dealt with Hitler's rise to power.

To-read in June

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan - I meant to read this in May but have spent all of my time reading Bonhoeffer.

I have a pile of library books but I know Bonhoeffer will probably take another week to read. I'm leaving June very flexible for reading options. Usually I don't like not having a list but today I'm feeling very relaxed about the whole thing! We'll see how it turns out.


Just Mom said...

Cassandra, You read some serious stuff! Kafka, Asimov....these are not chick lit! Thanks for stopping by my Nightstand, where the average reading level is probably like grade 6. Hope your eyes have recovered!

Cassandra said...

Just Mom - The books you pointed out are the ones that my husband picked out for me. ;) He's encouraging me to read some of the classics, trying to expand my reading tastes a bit. It's been interesting to see what he comes up with!

Trish said...

I also enjoyed the Siri Mitchell books I have read. Glad you liked the Asimov!

Jennifer Ekstrand said...

I remember Bonhoeffer taking longer to read than I expected, but I agree that it gave insight into WWII.

Abi @ the Princess Diaries said...

I loved Carzy Love. In fact, I wanted to sell my house and go on a mission trip afterwards (half-kidding here!) I hope you enjoy it!

Susan said...

Bonhoeffer is on my list - glad you are finding it interesting.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I just finished Bonhoeffer on audio book today. It was a fascinating story.

Missie said...

My stand is really full too! The one you are reading right now sounds interesting!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh. I found someone who enjoys reading about WW2, Hitler, and the holocaust as much as I do. I really like how you give each book a different rating. That helps a bunch.

Amy said...

I do that with reviews sometimes too. I actually wrote 3 reviews this past weekend and am staggering the posts a little. :)
Looking forward to seeing what you think of Bonhoeffer when you are all done.
Hope all is well,
Amy @ Missional Mama

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I've seen Bonhoeffer all over, but I'm afraid it would require more thoughtful concentration than I can muster, as much as I think I'd like it. Thanks for stopping by my nightstand!

Yanh said...

hmm,, Nice POst i read.. Love It..

Rebecca said...

Bonhoeffer sounds like an interesting read, and I've been wanting to read Crazy Love...heard a lot of good things about it.

Carrie said...

Hurray for Bonhoeffer! =)

And I still have Crazy Love sitting on my shelf.... =P

UK said...

Crazy Love is one of the better books out there on being a genuine follower of the Lord Jesus Christ! We are using this in our small groups at our church.