Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What's On My Nightstand June 2009

Again this month I am a day late joining the What’s On Your Nightstand carnival at 5 Minutes for Books, but here’s my list for June:


Just started reading God is the Gospel by John Piper. It will not be a fast read but I can already tell it will be a good read – things I need to be thinking about.

When Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy! by Lindsey O’Connor. This one is our book study with our MOPS group this summer. I have to say I’m having a hard time getting into it. I don’t know if I’m resistant to the subject matter, tired, or what, but I haven’t gotten really excited about it yet. I keep saying, “I know this, what I want help with is remembering it in the grumpy times!” I'll let you know more as I read more.....


Just finished Inkspell by Cornelia Funke. Loved it! Can’t wait to read the last book in the trilogy, Inkdeath – which I’ve ordered from Amazon but am waiting for paperback so it will be little longer until it arrives to my nightstand.

Also just finished Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Really liked it. I seem to be continuing in my juvenile fiction reading. Drew and I were joking the other day that I haven’t had to go to the public library in a long time. I just go to the library in Joshua's room and pull books from my son’s shelf to read. It’s fun having a kid old enough to be reading books I am enjoying, too!

Just finished reading Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor with the boys. Last month I told Michael he’d answer to me if it ended sad since so many dog books do. He is off the hook – it wasn’t sad. Whew.

Now we’re reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo together, though we haven’t read it in over a week because we had VBS every night last week and the boys have spent the last few evenings watching taped episodes of Mythbusters with their dad. Priorities, you know….

Just started The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost- another from Joshua’s library. I think once I finish this one I’ll be ready to read some ‘grown up’ books again. I’m liking this one so far. Though, in the interest of being an involved mom, I foresee more juvenile fiction in my near future. Good thing he's picking things I like to read!

Soon to be on the nightstand:

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke.

I’ve also ordered The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and I’ve heard interesting things about it, so I’m looking forward to this one, also.

Elle is reading Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual by Nancy Guthrie, and I’ve got a copy ordered. It’s a study of the book of Hebrews, and I’m very much looking forward to reading along.

Please visit 5 Minutes for Books to see what other people are reading and to share your list!


morninglight mama said...

We just checked out the Ink-books for my son, but he'll probably read them on his own. I do want to read the new Kate DiCamillo book with him though-- we really enjoyed Winn-Dixie a while back.

Thanks for linking up with us!

Carrie said...

I've been wondering about The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Love to hear your thoughts on that one when you are through it! =)

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa writes... said...

I've only read the first Ink book; my third son (11) LOVED them!

And The Book Thief? Wonderful. One of the best.

Heather said...

Drop me an email. Dave had his 20th reunion this weekend and I got to see Marina.