What’s on my Nightstand for April?

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Yep, another month has rolled by.

What do I plan to read this coming month?

Fiction:

  • Around the World in 80 Days for the 5M4B Classics Bookclub
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – church book club
  • Consequences of Sin – library book
  • Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (an advance readers’ edition, it’s coming out June 2009)

Nonfiction:

  • That Went Well  – library book, I just loved the title
  • Finally Alive by John Piper (almost finished)
  • Not Knowing Where by Oswald Chambers (almost finished)
  • Believing God by RC Sproul Jr (I read the first chapter, I like it)
  • The Hole In Our Gospel by Richard Stearns (Thomas Nelson Bloggers freebie)
  • Spiritual Disciplines – the audio book for March

Now, progress check on last month’s list and any extras that popped up.

  • Les Miserables – well, I finished the first volume and haven’t gotten back to it. I want to, but we traveled and this is not a book that travels well.
  • Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century – I did finish this one and found it very interesting.
  • honey, i don’t have a headache tonight by Sheila Wray Gregoire – haven’t gotten to this one yet.
  • Not Knowing Where by Oswald Chambers – I’ve almost finished this one – I am liking it a lot!
  • Your God is Too Small by J. B. Phillips – I haven’t gotten to this one yet

I did finish the Audio book – Not For Sale by David Batstone, this was a very convicting book. I am about 1/2 way through the March audiobook Spiritual Disciplines by Donald Whitney. There is a new one free every month at Christian Audio.

I also read a few others. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, Kiss by Ted Dekker, Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery, Get Outta My Face by Rick Horne, and Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.

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10 Responses to What’s on my Nightstand for April?

  1. I have The Secret Life of Bees sitting on my shelf and I’m not quite sure what to do with it. It seems as if people either love or hate it so I keep procrastinating over it.

    You look like you have a great list of books to read!

  2. I loved The Secret Life of Bees– a work book club that I was in at the time read that and we had a fantastic time talking about it. I haven’t watched the movie that was made recently, but maybe someday.

    Good luck with your list!

  3. Heather J. says:

    The Secret Life of Bees is excellent, and the movie is a GREAT adaptation. My book club loved both of them.

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  4. Debbie says:

    I, too, loved “The Secret Life of Bees”. But I read it long before it got so popular.
    You should give it a try.
    That is quite a list.

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  5. Jessica says:

    I’ve always pasted by The Secret Life of Bees wondering whether it’d be good or not, but with the movie I’d want to read it before seeing the movie.

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  6. Good luck with finishing Les Miz. The only way I’m going to finish War and Peace is by making it my only read. Doing pretty good so far and am on page 493. I’m actually enjoying it. I posted my thoughts on Seven Storey Mountain. Have a good rest of your week.

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  7. Deanna says:

    I read The Secret Life of Bees last summer. I really enjoyed the read.
    Happy Reading!

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  8. Susan says:

    So is Les Mis not good to read? Love the musical, but I probably should have read the book first … looks like a great list!

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  9. Laura says:

    I am enjoying Les Mis. I am reading the unabridged version and I have been warned there are entire long (many many pages) sections about the sewer system that I’ll want to skim. But the first volume was great and the priest in the first volume who saves Jean Valjean is one of the most wonderful characters I’ve ever met in fiction.

    I just have too many books that I want to read and it’s easier to get myself to sit down to a 200 or even 300 page book than the 1200 pages that are Les Mis.

    Robin is right, I’ll have to stop all the other reading and just focus on Les Mis so I can give it the attention it deserves. I read the summary on Wikipedia so I’m not dying to know how the story ends, but it is well written and I do want the details in the characters that I’ll only get reading the book.

  10. You read a lot of non-fiction; I should do more of that. For a long time after my son was dx’d w/autism, non-fiction was all I read and I think I just got tired of it!

    I’m just now catching up with the WOYN posts and am actually doing a giveaway as part of mine. 🙂

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