Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What's On My Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand

It's already time for the monthly Nightstand link up! August has flown by as my family came to visit again. My dad spent four days at our home and then my dad and I visited my brother's family for four days.

I've spent August trying to clear off my nightstand so that I can start over with a clean slate. I've had a few books sitting there for months and way too many books checked out from the library. August saw a lot of these books completed but I still have a few books left. Hopefully I'll be caught up by the end of September!


Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne - 4 stars

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner - 3 stars

Journal Of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker (My Name Is America) by William Durbin - 3 stars

The People of Sparks (The Ember Series, #2) by Jeanne DuPrau - 4 stars

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - 4 stars

The Prophet of Yonwood (The Ember Series, #3) by Jeanne DuPrau - 3 stars

The Diamond of Darkhold (The Ember Series, #4) by Jeanne DuPrau - 3 stars

What's left in my pile

Cleopatra, a Life by Stacy Schiff - I have to return this one to the library tomorrow! 102 pages left to go.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - An impulse selection from the library.

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan by Charles J. Dunn - Hubby bought it for me to learn more about Japan.

1776 by David McCullough - I've seen this book highly recommended on a number of blogs. Can't wait to dive into it!

Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs - I plan on blogging through Love & Respect so this book will take awhile.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson - A good book but one I just can't seem to finish. It meanders too much to hold my interest for long.

Becoming a Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald - Slowly working my way through this one. So far it's alright!

Now to link up and browse through other blogs to add even more books to my to-read list. Yay!


Hopewell said...

I've read nearly all on your to be finished list. Good reads. I've done several Heald Bible studies over the years--all are very, very good.

Nancy said...

This is the second book I've seen 1776 on during this link-up. Great book if you're a history buff or familiar with either Boston, NYC or NJ.

Some great books in your list. Happy reading!


Beth said...

I think I enjoyed Winnie the Pooh more as an adult than as a kid.

I really enjoyed 1776.

Naomi said...

Wow! You sure have been busy reading!

Annette W. said...

I should try to read Winnie the Pooh, too...I know I don't care for it as a read aloud though (for a 4/5 year old).

I'm curious what you think of Love and Respect...I'm guessing if you are blogging through it you really like it.

DO check out Maud Hart Lovelace! She is wonderful!

Amy said...

I love that you are reading YA and children's lit in your piles! Looking forward to hearing what you think of Cleopatra!

Amy @ Missional Mama

Rebecca said...

I have Lady in Waiting on my "to read" list. Winnie the Pooh has always been a favorite of mine, and it's probably time for me to read it again.

Amanda said...

Thanks for all the input as to which Christian books you like. I want to try to have some "for fun/for me" books going and I'm always looking for recommendations! I'm interested in hearing what you think about some of the books on your reading list. :)