Monday, June 27, 2011

What's On My Nightstand - June

What's On Your NightstandTime again to check in the Nightstand to see how much progress we've made and to set reading goals for the following month. This meme, by 5 Minutes for Books, really is fun. I find it a good way to keep myself on track and set reading priorities for each month.

Last month I set the following goals (the titles are all linked to my reviews):

A Meal With Jesus - I thought it was a rather thought-provoking read. I didn't agree with all of it, but it's definitely interesting.

Praying for Your Future Husband
- Read it. Loved it. Highly recommend it.

Made to Crave - Read it. Loved it. Had a hard time talking about it.

Unbroken - Didn't get to it.

This month I purpose to read the following:

I received a copy of When Bad Christians Happen to Good People: Where We Have Failed Each Other and How to Reverse the Damage from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing and I rather suspect that a good many of us will have a few things to say about this title.

Speaking of having things to say . . .

I couldn't resist reviewing a copy of God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? when it was offered. This one just beckoned to me and I'm sure it will be interesting.

From my home book shelves I am planning to read Anna and the King of Siam because I keep saying I want to and I just haven't done it yet.

It's a short and easy read, easily doable. I just need to do it.

Mostly though - I intend to spend the majority of July focusing on various books in (and about) the Chronicles of Narnia series.

Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge

That starts up THIS FRIDAY and I'm so looking forward to it! I've been reading books with Bookworm1 and we watched the movie for the first time together. Very much looking forward to sharing our experiences and reading about yours during July!

What do you all plan on spending your summer months reading? I look forward to finding out when I go out checking on your nightstands later today.

Happy Reading, All!


Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I've never read Anna and the King of Siam, so I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Those are some catchy titles on those nonfiction selections! ;-)

I still can't wait to hear what you have to say about Unbroken!!!

Janet said...

Hmm. God Behaving Badly. Intriguing! I'll be curious to hear what you have to say about it.

Abi @ the Pricness Diaries said...

I'm going to check out Made to Crave. Thanks for the review!

Unknown said...

I have every intention of joining in on the Narnia challenge, but I have so many books I want to read-aloud with Kyle (and Amanda) this month, so I forgot to put it on my list. But I've got to!

We are driving this weekend. Maybe I'll get an audio version and we can all listen to it.

Amy said...

I keep seeing the Narnia challenge. Maybe I should check it out! I would like to read those with my kids sometime or maybe listen to them.
Your books for this month look interesting. I am esp. interested to hear your take on the first two.
Amy @ Missional Mama

Barbara H. said...

wow, you've got a couple of provocative ones there! I'll be interested in seeing what you have to say about God Behaving Badly especially.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

You have some thought provoking reads.

Here is mine

Lisa notes... said...

You are doing great to get in so much reading with a little one. Your upcoming books look very intriguing. I have excerpts from A Meal with Jesus and Made to Crave on my Kindle. Will get to them eventually…

A great list, Carrie!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be as organized as you about what I read!

I checked out the Dave Burchett book on Amazon and wow!---I can't wait to hear your take on it.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I've never read Anna and the King of Siam either, it looks good!

Monica said...

hhmmmm...definately interesting reading for July. Looking forward to the review of these books!

Nancy said...

Some of those sound really interesting! I have Unbroken on audio that I hope to get to soon.

Joy Tamsin David said...

Oh, I've read the Bad Christians book. I thought it was pretty good. Christians can do terrible things to each other sometimes.

bekahcubed said...

3 out of 4 this month-not bad, not bad at all :-)

God Behaving Badly sounds...interesting. I'm sure I'll enjoy reading your thoughts (speaking of thoughts, I have your review of Made to Crave sitting in my reader waiting until I have time to read it. Grrr for long work hours. I really want to read your thoughts on that one!)

Trish @ In So Many Words said...

Enjoy the Narnia challenge! My husband just read them to my son last year and had a great time with it.

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