Monday, July 25, 2016

What's On My Nightstand July/August

What's On Your Nightstand

It's that time again! The ladies at 5 Minutes for Books are hosting their monthly meme, What's On Your Nightstand, which gives readers an excellent opportunity to review their prior month of reading and plan for the coming month. I always find this exercise a little helpful as it helps to keep me on track with what I need to be focusing on, book-wise.

Reviewing last month's goals:

1. In conjunction with the Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge the kids and I re-read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (reviewed here). We've also been reading this children's biography about C.S. Lewis which we've just about completed.

2. I hoped to finish Paper: Paging Through History but, alas, I haven't touched it. That book will roll forward into next month.

3. I finished Missional Motherhood. Review forthcoming.

4. I completed reading Seventeen, by Booth Tarkington. I've written up my review for that but am holding it back until my in-town book club has a chance to meet and discuss. Our meeting was delayed in July due to travels. But I'm all set to go!

Those titles were my official goals for the reading month of July. Of course, I strayed from the plan and read a few titles which were not on my list, including:

Up next for the month of August?

1. I really need to finish Paper: Paging Through History, by Mark Kulansky. That's on my list!

2. I checked out Paper Wishes, by Lois Sepahban from the library and ought to finish it before it's due to be returned.

3. Last week I received an ARC of The Bicycle Spy, by Yona Zeldis McDonough in the mail and that looks to have great potential. I'm looking forward to the read.

4. I'm halfway through Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard which I am really enjoying but for one exception which I'll explain when I review it. It's a lot of fun though and I'm having a great time with the book.

5. The kids are begging to re-read Prince Caspian and so I suppose that's next on our joint reading list.

After that? Well, I'll just read whatever I feel like picking up. ;)

Now it's off to see what's on YOUR nightstand for the coming month!

Happy Summer to you!


Barbara H. said...

I have heard of Missional Motherhood but never read it - looking forward to hearing your thoughts on that and the children's biography of Lewis.

Lisa notes... said...

Next summer I must re-read The Chronicles of Narnia. You always inspire me every year and it’s been a few years since I have given in to it. :) I’m jealous that you have an in-town book club. I have participated in one periodically with my extended family but not very often. I’m currently reading Entering the Castle with some of my family/friends, but we are only meeting every other month at best. (It’s a long book! ha) I'd like to find one with people who love reading as much as I do, if that's possible. :)

Tarissa said...

Looks like some cool books you're reading. And the cover for The Bicycle Spy is TO DIE FOR. I'll have to check it out!

Shonya said...

I have been a hot mess with reading (and absent from blogging!), but I am reading Mere Motherhod by Cindy Rollins right now and really enjoying it. Maybe I'll post a review in the next week! LOL

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