Monday, January 21, 2013

New Year, New Nightstand

What's On Your Nightstand

Time for another What's On Your Nightstand with 5 Minutes for Books. And it's the first of the year so I get to start completely fresh! (Yay!)

I walked around the house considering my reads for February and here is what I think I'd like to read and/or know that I will be reading:

I will be reading The Scarlet Letter in conjunction with the Reading to Know Book Club.

Reading to Know - Book Club

Here is the 2013 reading list for the book club. As you will notice, it is entirely classics-focused. Feel free to join in any month you like!

Also, I will be reading Little House on the Prairie aloud with Bookworm1 in participation of Barbara's Second Annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge which she will be hosting again this February.

Head over to Stray Thoughts to find out more about the LIW Challenge.

I was sent a copy of Pew Sisters, by Katie Schuermann for review so I will be giving this a read through.

I will also be participating in a book tour for Comforts from Romans: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time, a new release from author Elyse Fitzpatrick and publisher Crossway Books! I'm excited about this one.

I think I'll not commit to any other titles for this month. The rest will be stuff that I manage to sneak in from my bookshelves. I have a ton of books that I've been given as gifts or "had" to have at some point or another that need the reading! I like the freedom of choosing as I go along, as much as I like a list of stated goals! Heh. We'll just say that any other titles beyond the above will be a surprise, ok?

Now. What's on your nightstand?! I'm off to find out!


Diary of an Autodidact said...

On my nightstand:

Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomory (One book club book at a time...)
The Man of Property by John Galsworthy
Collected Poems of Anne Bradstreet
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois
Pippa Passes (play) by Robert Browning

Barbara H. said...

I'm glad you put this up early -- these months where the 4th Tuesday is not the last Tuesday always throw me off.

I haven't decided about The Scarlet Letter yet -- I'd like to read it again since it has been high school or college since I've read it, but there are so many other books I want to read, too. I may see if I can find it on an audiobook.

Thanks for the mention of the LIW challenge! I'm getting excited about it.

Pew Sisters sounds interesting. I need to read something by Elyse St. Patrick some time -- I keep hearing good things about her.

Shonya said...

Looks like a good month ahead for you. I'm having a hard time picking from my list, but it's so good for me to at least try to focus!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Ditto what Barbara said about the Nightstand post. ;-) Your post prompted me to write mine.

I'm not sure about Scarlet Letter this time around, either. I've read it several times (and maybe even taught it a time or two?), so I might turn my attention to other things.

Cassandra said...

I think it's exciting to have a clean slate!

I'm going to read The Scarlet Letter as well. I haven't read it since high school and I'd like to see if I enjoy it as an adult. My paper on The Scarlet Letter is the only one my teacher gave back to me to re-do. She commented on my paper that she could tell I hated it, but that I really needed to try and write a decent paper on it. I was an A student who took two years of honors English and then AP English. ;)

Susan said...

Hmmmm ... now I'm wanting to re-read Scarlet letter as well. I read it years ago and recall enjoying it (at least fairly much). But my sophomore daughter (who loves to read) just finished it for school and pronounced it "awful."
Your classics sound wonderful, as does the LIW challenge. I'll have to check that out!

Janet said...

"I have a ton of books that I've been given as gifts or "had" to have at some point or another that need the reading!" Oh, yes. I can relate to that sentiment!

Looks like you have some good stuff on deck. Happy reading new year!

Lisa notes... said...

Just seeing the cover of "Little House on the Prairie" brings back good memories of reading with my girls when they were younger.

"Comforts from Romans" sounds like a wonderful book. I'll look forward to what you'll share about it!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

My husband has been reading Little House on the Prairie with my six year old :O) Sounds like a fun reading list!

Joyful Reader said...

I am spending a year in the Book of Romans and am curious to see what you think of Fitzpatricks Comforts From Romans. I need to add The Scarlet Letter to my shelf for February too!

BerlinerinPoet said...

The Romans one looks good. I like your trimmed down list a lot. I have a problem with OVER commitment, so I congratulate you for not going too far.
I'm so excited for The Scarlet Letter. Well, I'm excited for this whole book club.

bekahcubed said...

I'm going to try to join in with both the bookclub and Barbara's Laura Ingalls Wilder challenge next month--but with it being the month before the wedding (and since we have three books we're supposed to read for premarital counseling before then), I'm not making any promises.

Nancy said...

I tried The Scarlet Letter several times and don't recall ever getting past the first page, so good luck! :)

I've been slowly reading the LIW books so should try to remember to at least read a book (or two) in February, even if I don't participate in the challenge.

Diana Jackson said...

I loved Little House on the Prairie when I was in my early teens but I'm reading a Barbara Erskine's at the moment. In The Warrior's Princess you are taken back to Rome at the time of St Peter, which gives you a bit of a jolt. For a quick read I'm then going to revisit Jonathan Living Seagull..I remember reading in my late teens but next on the list of novels is the acclaimed The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Unknown said...

Love Romans! Looks like a totally different take on it.

Beth said...

I agree with being able to pick something off my shelf (or the library which is my downfall) and just reading to read it. If I pick too many books I don't have quite as much fun.

(About Jane of Lantern Hill and the lion--the circus lion escapes and Jane and her friends discover it and then she lead it through town to an old barn. I had to laugh at your comment, because I had to think twice about it myself and I just read it!!)

Kara said...

I'm hoping to join in on your bookclub when I can...what a great lineup! I don't think I've read The Scarlet Letter since high school. We just finished Little House in the Big Woods and are about to start Prairie, so I need to check out that challenge! And...I'm doing the Romans tour too, but forgot to put it in my post!

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