Tuesday, January 25, 2011
What's On My Nightstand, January
Here's my reading list for this month!
I recently finished reading...
The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg
Loved it. I think it's my favorite of the Shoutin' trilogy, All Over but the Shoutin' being my least favorite interestingly enough.
Nearly finished reading...
Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Root by J.C. Ryle
Very good and very convicting as well as very encouraging. I like how Ryle carefully outlines his points, breaking down the big picture as he explains each concept in its turn. Plus, it's about holiness and sanctification and let's just say he pulls no punches.
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
We are reading this for our book club at church. I read it three or four years ago and loved it then and now I am remembering just why I liked it so much. The story compelling and the prose is beautiful. I can't wait to hear what the rest of the club thinks!
Middlemarch by George Eliot
I started it (again), but I ended up putting it aside to pick up later. Maybe.
Reading throughout the year...
In addition to reading the Bible through in a year, I am also using Nancy Guthrie's The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament, a daily devotional exploring how the Old Testament points to the work and beauty of Christ.
Planning to read next...
Actually, I'm not sure (I never am!). Our book club will be reading Elyse Fitzpatrick's Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life for our February selection and I am looking forward to that. My husband has Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God by John Piper for Kindle so I may read it. Of course, it's not like I don't have a plethora of options stacked up on the bookcase! I picked up Suncatchers by Jamie Langston Turner at the thrift store; she's one of my favorite authors and this is the one novel of hers I've never read so maybe that will be my next fiction selection.
What about you? Are you reading anything particularly interesting? Please, pass on any titles you find especially compelling!
And while you're at it, link up your reading list at 5 Minutes' for Books' What's On Your Nightstand? carnival!