What’s On My Nightstand, August

What's On Your Nightstand

It’s that time again; time for 5 Minutes for Books’ monthly carnival where participants post what they’ve read recently, what they’re currently reading, and/or what they plan to read next.
Books I recently finished reading (this week):
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society–wonderful!!! I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it! It’s the featured title for our September bookclub at 5 Minutes for Books so go grab you a copy so you can join the discussion next month!
The Last Ember–National Treasure meets the Holy Land. Very intriguing.
Books I am currently reading:
Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ–Not just for counselors; this is a useful resource for any believer seeking to point others to the gospel.
A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble–Working my way through these daily devotions drawn from Psalm 27.
Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual–The workbook we will be using in Bible study starting in a couple of weeks!
Books I plan to read next (maybe):

Finally Alive by John Piper
The Reformation by Stephen Nichols
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
I’ve also got some fiction titles for review at 5 Minutes for Books:
Stray Affections by Charlene Baumbich
Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrissey
Wisdom Hunter by Randall Arthur
By the way, don’t forget about the Back to School Giveaway going on at 5 Minutes for Books! You have until the 30th to enter the drawings for free books; click here or on the button below to see all the great stuff we’re giving away…


So, what are you reading?

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

16 thoughts on “What’s On My Nightstand, August”

  1. Oh. Oh. I have a problem. I like too many of hte books on your list. I'm esp. intrigued by Hoping for Something Better given our latest round of exchanges. Definitely curious for your thoughts on that one and will look forward to them with great anticipation!

  2. I always get good ideas from your list (not that I NEED any more books to read). I read "Wisdom Hunter" this winter; it was good. "Finally Alive" is somewhere on my backlist, too. And there's that "Potato" book showing up again. Must_get_it_soon. πŸ™‚

  3. I am also reading "Womanly Dominion"! And, I have seen Nancy Guthrie's book mentioned on several blogs recently…I am thinking I may need to read it when I finish with my current pile! πŸ™‚

  4. I really like your blog. I popped over from 5 Minutes for Books. Okay, I just finished reading A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi. This book was so so good! I'm going to post a review about it on Thursday. I just finished reading (well, not too long ago) The Unexpected Gift by Michelle Bulmer Atha & Meaghan Gonzales Wagar, The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes (I was really surprised at how good this one. I too have been branching out to different genres) and Resurrecting Midnight by Eric Jerome Dickey (one of my favorite authors).

  5. I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at the beginning of summer and really enjoyed it also.Right now I'm reading "Facing Your Giants" by Max Lucado and "Deeper Water" by Robert Whitlow. Just finished "God's Generals" and loved that one too.

  6. I recently heard about Womanly Dominion and it sounds really good. How are you liking it? I read The Three Musketeers in high school and really enjoyed it.

  7. Thanks for sharing titles, Lisa! I'm reading some of these too. I just started "Practical Theology for Women" by Wendy Alsup have you heard of it? It's really good so far…

  8. I have a confession. You totally depress me sometimes. Here you are with FOUR boys and you make time to read such wonderful books. I just don't know how you do it…Thanks for the list nonetheless.

  9. Great list. I have just started Womanly Dominion as well. I keep hearing about that potato peel one!I love how you say Books I want to read (maybe)! πŸ™‚

  10. I really liked Guernsey, too, even though it's not the type of book I usually read.Also, because of you, I'm currently reading Comforts from the Cross — fantastic!!The second Hunger Games book is due to arrive at my house tomorrow — that's probably next on my list.

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