Monday, October 31, 2011

What's on My Nightstand?

We have returned! I have tons of photos and stories to share but it will be awhile before everything gets written and the photos are edited.

Note - this was supposed to be published while we were in Portland but Blogger was not cooperating. I tried to publish it several times but wasn't having any luck. So, I'm going to post it now! Better late than never.

What's On Your Nightstand

I've read quite a lot this month, though a good portion of it is children's classics. My husband and I are in Portland this entire week so I probably won't get much more reading done this month!

COMPLETED (links are to my full reviews)

Children's literature
  • Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace - 4 stars. Very cute story.
  • Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace - 4 stars. Cute but not quite as good as the original. Would make a good read aloud for young girls.
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - 4 stars. Another excellent book that somehow escaped my reading list as a child.
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - 2 stars. Loved it as a kid but now have reservations about some of the spiritual aspects of the book.

Classics
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen - 3 stars. Not as good as some of her other books.
  • Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson - 3 stars. I would have hated this book as assigned high school reading.

Christian Fiction
  • Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World by Tom Davis - 4 stars. Heart wrenching story. Highly recommend.
  • Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes - 4 stars. Not your typical Christian fiction. It hurt to read this book but it was touching!

Memoir
  • The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister - 3 stars. Not as good as I had hoped. Great story but the formatting of the story/book made it extremely difficult to read.

Nonfiction

Secular Fiction
  • Spinning Forward by Terri DuLong - 2 stars. Dropped it. Would have been an alright story but for the explicit love scene 2/3 of the way through. Ugh.

IN PROGRESS

Happy November reading!

4 comments:

DogEar said...

Fascinating to read about your change of heart over A WRINKLE IN TIME! Happy November reading!

e-Mom said...

Madeleine L'engle... there's a blast from my past. And decluttering; I welcome encouragement in that area always!

Nice to meet you Adventist Homemaker!

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