April 26, 2011

What's On My Nightstand - April Edition

My reading quilt has been relegated to its summer place, resting until cool nights once again descend. My reading tapers off as the days grow longer. Still, there's plenty of good reading on my nightstand.


What's On Your Nightstand


Finished:

~My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier. A suspenseful delight. Not as chilling as du Maurier's best known work, Rebecca, but worth a look.

~What is Reformed Theology?: Understanding the Basics by R. C. Sproul.  A book I felt I needed to read.  I was right.


Currently Reading:

~(Audio) Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas.  I must confess, I checked this out of the library on two separate occasions. I just couldn't get through it, despite my interest in this intriguing story. A friend had it on audio, so I borrowed it. This is my first foray into books on CD, and I like it.

~(Kindle) A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton. In preparation for this book discussion.

~Loving the Church by John Crotts. Not quite what I expected, but something I really need right now.


Up Next:

~(Kindle) Lady Susan by Jane Austen. It's been entirely too long since I've read something by Jane!

~Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever.


What are you reading? Link up your list at 5 Minutes for Books.

11 comments:

Becky said...

Melissa, so happy to hear you will be joining Elizabeth in the book discussion she'll be hosting. I am looking forward to it. It seems like we'll have a wonderful time! :)

Lisa notes... said...

All your books look intriguing to me!

I may just look into the book discussion group and read along. I always benefit from those (and it's nice to see Becky will be doing it too!--she always inspires me with her comments).

Nikole Hahn said...

Next book, Karen Kingsbury's "Leaving" and a myraid of other books. I normally read many at the same time.

Rebekah said...

I think I need to read the What is Reformed Theology book, too - thank you for mentioning it!

And I want to read the Daphne Du Maurier book.I don't think I knew she had written anything other than Rebecca.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I haven't even heard of Lady Susan!! But I do hope to read some more Austen soon -- Sense and Sensibility or Emma, I think.

Barbara H. said...

I thought I had read all of Austen's books, but I'd not heard of that one. I'll have to look it up.

I have loving the Church on my literal nightstand -- a friend offered it to me after I commented on it on her blog. I'm not sure when I'll get to it, but I want to.

Cassandra said...

I hope you enjoy listening to Bonhoeffer. It's on my reading list this month.

I've read most of Austen's books, but I don't think I've read Lady Susan.

Happy May reading!

Jennifer Ekstrand said...

Thanks for pointing out the discussion for A Place for Weakness.

bekahcubed said...

I'm collecting thoughts on Metaxas's Bonhoeffer book. Haven't read it yet, but I've been enjoying reading everyone's thoughts so far--and I can't wait to see yours :-)

Trish said...

I've not read du Marier, sounds intriguing! I have been reading all fiction lately and am determined to start on my nonfiction pile this month!

Carrie said...

(Catching up on my Google reader - can you tell?)

I'm glad that you've found a way to enjoy the Bonhoeffer book.

And I really, really liked My Cousin Rachel. It's a nice piece of suspense and fiction.