I just posted an overview of my goals for the Spring Reading Thing earlier this week, which focused on personal reading for the quarter, reinforcing my desire to keep my reading balanced this year, meaning in addition to all the fabulous interesting review titles that I choose to read, I also want to be sure that I'm feeding my soul with informative and instructive books for personal and spiritual development, as well as reading books off my personal pile.
But here's What's on My Nightstand for the next month (be sure to check out the carnival at 5 Minutes for Books to see what others are reading as well).
Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds -- I'm reading two chapters a week of this book and discussing it with a friend.
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto --as I mentioned last month, I figured this would be one that I took my time with. It's very LONG and it's also not a "read straight through quickly" sort of book.
And I ended up with three novels in progress that I need to finish, which is odd, but here's why --
I was 2/3 finished with a thick one, The Raising: A Novel, and I didn't want to bring it on vacation in that state.
I was reading In Leah's Wake on my Kindle, but then Amanda ran out of books and used my Kindle on the plane,
so I read Mothers and Daughters, the one "real book" that I brought on the way home.
Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan -- This is a short story collection, so perhaps I'll read it aloud to Amanda, because we still haven't picked that habit back up and we both miss it.
Plain Kate is the book I thought I'd read aloud with Amanda, but she ended up "needing" a book, so she already read it (and gave it a hearty thumbs up), so now I need to read it myself.
Nonfiction and Memoir:
This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It! -- by Laura Wittman (yes THE Org Junkie)
Zero-Sum Game: The Rise of the World's Largest Derivatives Exchange
The Book Thief (moved up from "maybe" to reading it now after all the comments on my SRT challenge post), either this month or next month, depending on how all the review novels go.
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