Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August Nightstand

I have just come off a month of really great reading -- both in quantity and quality of what I've read, because of several trips in July -- so it was hard for me to transition back to real life, but I'm looking forward to it.

NON-FICTION

If I Have to Tell You One More Time. . .: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids To Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling -- I nag. I remind. I yell (mostly because I yell and remind).

Suffer the Children: The Case against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative -- I am not at all against medication. I have many good friends whose children have benefited from ADHD meds, and I have a fairly hyperactive son myself who I can't say won't be dealing with a diagnosis as he gets older, but what drew me to this title was the emphasis on family-based treatment, which reminded me of Brave Girl Eating, which I really loved.


KINDLE:

The Next Story -- Especially because I'm about to be raising a teenager, I think that this book by Tim Challies about faith in the digital age will be interesting.

Cheat on Your Husband -- When I saw this on NetGalley, the title and cover jumped out at me (The subtitle explains "(with Your Husband): How to Date Your Spouse")I've started reading it, and it's good.


FICTION

I Knew You'd Be Lovely -- I've enjoyed short story collections that I've read recently, and this one has been reviewed well, and the author, Alethea Black, shares an old-fashioned name with one of my dear friends, so that silly fact pushed me over the edge.
Our Tragic Universe -- This novel seems quirky and odd, which means it will either hit a homerun with me, or be a chore. I'm thinking (and obviously hoping for) the former.
Dear Money -- This seems like a bit of a cross between chick-lit and social satire. I'm not sure about it. I was interested, but now I can't get excited about it. I'm hoping I'll get sucked in.
Ready Player One -- This one could also be a little quirky, and was described as a "genre-buster," which also intrigues me.

KIDLIT

Guys Read: Thriller is the second in this collection edited by Jon Scieszka

The Secret Zoo -- I want to read this aloud with Kyle.

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette -- I've been waiting for this, but want to tackle a read-aloud with Amanda.


AUDIO

The Fox Inheritance (Jenna Fox Chronicles) -- Amanda and I both enjoyed The Adoration of Jenna Fox audiobook, and though it wasn't initially set up to be a series (I don't think), there's a new book featuring the same issues. This audio has a different narrator, but I can't wait to hear "the rest of the story."


RECENT REVIEWS published at 5 Minutes for Books:

It's Not too Late for Summer Bridge Enrichment -- a fun flip book in addition the standard workbook makes this good for year-round use

The Whole Package -- Chick lit. Fairly mindless. But a fun read.

Racing in the Rain
author interview (with GIVEAWAY)

The Orphan Sister -- An interesting family drama from an author from whom I was anxiously awaiting a new book

Check out more reads at What's on Your Nightstand

10 comments:

Monica said...

I think I am going to have to check out Suffer the Children. I have 2 kids on ADHD medications. The older is doing well, the younger...always up in the air.! Thanks for the lead!

Lauren said...

You have quite a pile! I'm looking forward to reading your reviews, particularly the nagging/kids and cheating books!

Lauren

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

I have The Secret Zoo on my Kindle -- picked it up during a recent Kindle sale, and I enjoy reading kids' books.

I'm a nagger and reminder (and occasional yeller), too. Looking forward to your review of this one.

Lisa notes... said...

How appropriate that you’re reading The Next Story on your Kindle. :-) I listened to it on my MP3 player; also fitting. Ha. Cheat on Your Husband sounds intriguing—I’ll look forward to your review on it.

I didn’t know there was a sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox. I’ll have to check into that.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Very intrigued by I Knew You'd Be Lovely. Looking forward to hearing what you think about it. Also the Cheat on your husband book definitely caught my eye! (not something I expect to see myself typing) haha It does actually sound very interesting. Happy reading!

Nancy said...

I definitely nag, remind and yell, and would love to learn how to not do that. Of course if my kids would listen the first time... ;)

mouseprints said...

What a lovely, big stack of books! Some very intriguing titles that I'm going to have to look for. (Rubbing hands with glee!)

Carrie said...

Lots and lots on your list! (I admit I did a double-take over that Cheat on Your Husband title!) ;D

Now go forth and finish The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (if you haven't...which I couldn't tell if you completely made it through or not.)

Trish said...

Quite a list this month! I have been having a lot more fun with my reading lately.

Cassandra said...

Wow! Great selection of books. Have fun!