My Nightstand for June


I’m approaching the end of the Spring Reading Thing challenge and not at the half-way mark yet with the 999 challenge. Here’s what I plan to read over the next month.

  1. Dred Scott’s Revenge by Judge Andrew Napolitano (Thomas Nelson book review blogger)
  2. Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation by Richard Norton Smith
  3. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
  4. The Odyssey by Homer
  5. Believing God by RC Sproul Jr.

Quick status on last month’s list:

  1. The Odyssey by Homer
  2. Spectacular Sins by John Piper – on Kindle
  3. How Long, O Lord by DA Carson – 2 chapters left
  4. Believing God by RC Sproul Jr
  5. make progress in Les Miserables
  6. The Scarlet Pimpernel – on Kindle – done – loved it, as always
  7. The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Not very good progress. I didn’t even pick up The Odyssey or Les Miserables and only picked up The Nicomachean Ethics to move it on the desk.

I did read other books this past month, including Light of Heaven by Jan Karon (great, as all Mitford books are), Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (an enjoyable read), The Shack by William Young (not life-changing), and Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley (funny and true to dealing with the death of a parent).

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8 Responses to My Nightstand for June

  1. Janet says:

    You have some meaty titles here! I like The Odyssey — one of the happiest endings in literature, in my opinion.

    I haven’t yet read any of the Mitford books, but Girl Meets God makes reference to them. I’d like to “meet” the series soon.

  2. Yes, definitely some heavy reading. I can see why you had to or chose to turn to a little visit in Mitford.

    Jennifer, Snapshot & (5M4B)’s last blog post..What’s on my Nightstand — May

  3. Heather says:

    I’ll be getting around to The Odyssey in a little bit, after I read Beowulf on the Beach, a tongue-in-cheek literary anthology that lists Homer’s work as one of the 50 greatest reads of all times and how you can read it (and still enjoy it).

    Check out a little bit more about B on the B at my blog here.

    Heather’s last blog post..My May Nighstand

  4. Zookeeper’s Wife has been on my TBR list for so long now– I’ve heard great things about it. Happy reading!

    morninglightmama’s last blog post..nightstand notes

  5. Jessica says:

    My husband and I are planning on reading Les Mis this summer too…maybe we’ll even finish it! 😉

    Jessica’s last blog post..What’s on Your Nightstand?

  6. Just Mom says:

    Wow – that’s a daunting list! Good for you! I have Inkheart on my list for this month – glad to hear you liked it.

    Just Mom’s last blog post..What’s On Your Nightstand? May 2009

  7. LB says:

    If you’re enjoying the Odyssey, you might also check out No-Man’s Lands, by Scott Huler–he retraces Odysseus’s path around the Mediterranean. It’s a fun read, and thoughtful.

  8. oo looks like a great list! Have fun reading this month!

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