Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What's on my nightstand

I can't believe I haven't participated in the Nightstand link up since August! The fall and winter months have gotten away from me...

What's On Your Nightstand

This month I have already finished a variety of books, too many to post. I'll just list the ones I'm currently reading and what's coming up.


A Lady in the Making by Susan Page Davis - I'm almost done with this book, a Christian historical fiction set in the Old West. I really enjoyed the first two books in the series but this third book isn't quite as good. It's still a pleasurable read, though. Depending on the ending, it'll earn a three star review.

The Woman Who Heard Color by Kelly Jones - I'm not uploading a cover as I think it's a bit immodest. The historical aspect of this book is interesting but the modern section is boring. The book is supposed to be about an art detective but the modern sections mostly contain narrative of the events she is investigating. I don't feel a vested interest in either of the two modern day characters and thus don't understand why the book was written from two time periods. We'll see how it ends.


Adopted for Life by Russell D. Moore - So far it's a in-depth look at what adoption means for a believer in Christ. The parallels to adopting a child seem weak, but I'm only three chapters into the book. I have high hopes!


Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best - This book was on a number of adoption book recommendation lists and a friend personally recommended it, even though we're adopting an 11 year old. I can see why people recommend it! It's packed with information! I literally feel like I'm wading through it. I think it's going to require a reread to really grasp everything that the author is sharing about adoption.

Up Next

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder - This book is for the Reading to Know Classic Book Club.

A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse - I have no idea where I first came across a mention of this one but I love books about books!

Happy Reading!!

5 comments:

bekahcubed said...

It's good to have you back on the Nightstand (I'm coming back after a hiatus as well--although mine has pretty much been an entire blogging hiatus.)

I've never seen Susan Page Davis, but I might have to look her up. I do so like to relax with a turn-off-your-brain Christian novel, but get a little bored with how VERY turn off your brain they are (and how often a single author tends to start to repeat her own plots). It's about time I tried somebody new--and I know you tend to have a slightly more critical eye than I when it comes to Christian fiction, which is a good thing in a reviewer, I think :-)

Carrie said...

I agree with you about the cover art on A Woman Who Heard Color. (I still pictured it because I had it for review and I think people needed to make a decision based on that as well.) But I DID like the story from what I remember.

Susan said...

Welcome back! Okay, so this is bad but now you've got me wondering about the cover on the Woman Who Heart Color book :) I envy you for enjoying LHOTPrairie again -- it's such a treat!

Joyful Reader said...

Welcome back! :) I am going to comment more to the adoption part of your posts than the book part... We too are an adoptive family of two who were 7 and 9 when we got them. Although it has been hard (many things ingrained in them already) we would do it again. To see the difference you make in a child's life is SUPER rewarding. God bless you and good luck in the process.

Lisa notes... said...

I love that you share what you don't like, too. Sometimes a title sounds so inviting, but then I read reviews like yours that give the inside scoop, and I decide not to waste my time.

I love books about books too. :) I'll look forward to what you think about A Novel Bookstore.