On My Nightstand, February


It’s time for the monthly reading round up over at 5 Minutes for Books! Participants post what they’re reading or finishing up reading or hope to be reading this month. Here’s my list:

JUST FINISHED READING
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Oui, oui! C’est finis! I blogged my Les Miz experience using Carrie’s reader’s diary format. I’ll be posting soon as part of 5 Minutes for Books’ Classics Bookclub!

CURRENTLY READING

Tuck by Stephen Lawhead

The third in the King Raven trilogy, the story of Robin Hood set in 11th century Wales. I read and loved the first two novels in the series: Hood and Scarlet. So far, I think Scarlet is the best of the three, but I have enjoyed them all. I’m almost done so be watching for my upcoming review at 5 Minutes for Books!

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, edited by Nancy Guthrie

Like her Christmas anthology, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, this is a compilation of writings on the cross by both classic and contemporary writers. Thus far I’ve read contributions from John Piper, CJ Mahaney, Martin Luther, Alistair Begg and others and I have been greatly encouraged as I meditate on the horror and the glory of the cross.


Spectacular Sins by John Piper

I’m participating in the bookclub by the same name hosted at Lisa’s site! Click on the button on my sidebar for more information…

UP NEXT–for review
According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson
Real Moms…Real Jesus: Meet the Friend Who Understands by Jill Savage
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson Cannino and Ronald Cotton
The Rivers Run Dry by Sibella Giorello

UP NEXT (maybe)–not necessarily for review, just titles I’m interested in reading for myself
Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity by Kerri Wyatt Kent
Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone by Elyse Fitzpatrick
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller

I know, I know; it’s an ambitious list, one I won’t get halfway through before the next go ’round! But it’s a peek at my reading stack which is, after all, the whole point of the carnival!

So, what are you reading? Let us know!
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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

12 thoughts on “On My Nightstand, February”

  1. Awesome! I LOVE your list. Surprised? Nah.You finished Les Mis! I’ve….not. Working on it. Can’t wait to see your Reader’s Diary!

  2. I love your list!I am currently reading Hood and am really liking it. Look for to Scarlet and Tuck.Les Mis…ahh…I have failed in this journey. Look forward to your diary post.I really like your list am going to refer to it again.

  3. Did you really finish Les Mis? I actually have a few pages left.What?? Up next — NOT for review? Who said you could read for pleasure??Just kidding, of course. My "required" reading has been so interesting lately that I haven't "needed" to slate in any of my pleasure reading, but I do have some that I want to get to in the near future (finishing HP 6 & 7 for one).

  4. I did not know Tuck was out. I will have to order that for my husband immediately! I have Keller’s Reason for God on my “to get someday” list — it definitely looks interesting.

  5. Wow, Les Mis! That’s been on my to-read list for so long, I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to it. Other than maybe I’m a little afraid to start?

  6. I’m not familiar with the King Raven Trilogy, but, it sounds great. I’m definitely going to check that out.Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. no audio books. With all the driving you do to and from school/work etc. you could get a couple audio books read/listen to a month. Your kids might like them I listened to all the harry potters and The lion the witch and the wardrobe series. They might enjoy listening with you to.from school and other places.

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