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What’s On My Nightstand–Looking Back at June and Ahead to July

nightstandJune has been a good reading month for me because I’ve been in a good rhythm with my reading.  I’ve been reading some sort of devotional writing during my quiet time, and then I’ve been reading my other book of choice during the other pockets of time during the day when I sneak in a chance to read.  During June, I have read

(Clicking any of the above titles will take you to my review of that book.)

Of all the books I’ve read this month, I found the connections between The Chosen and Girl Meets God the most interesting.  Although one is fiction and one is a memoir, due to the subject matter, they make a good pairing.  It’s was one of those serendipitous little arrangements that worked to my advantage in helping me to think about the issues in them. 

I’ve almost finished A Shepherd Looks at Pslam 23 by W. Phillip Keller, and I predict I’ll have quite a lot to write about this wonderful little book.   I’ve also almost finished The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean, a memorable YA fiction selection that I look forward to reviewing in the next few days.

Since there is still a week left in June, I imagine I’ll have a few more things to  to my list for the month.  I am participating in the Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge, so I’ll be reading some Narnia in the next month or so.  I have a few more challenges (like this one–hat-tip Semicolon) that I hope to keep up with, but other than that, I plan to read as the Spirit moves me!

Do you want to share what’s on your nightstand?  Click over to 5 Minutes for Books!

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16 Responses

  1. I love when I can look back at the month and really feel like the reading times just flowed together nicely. I understand that nice feeling! 🙂

    • It is neat when the books are related, especially when you didn’t mean for it to happen! 🙂

  2. I like your picks! I’ve been wanting to read some of those, and have read “The Chosen” a couple years back. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My book club met last week to talk about ‘Girl Meets God.’ It was a great discussion.

    I too found lots of connections between Winner and Potok. For now I’ve had enough of that perspective — but I’m sure I’ll be back for more!

  4. I haven’t read any of the Narnia books since I was in grade school! I should re-visit them…it would be interesting to see how differently I might interpret the stories as an adult.

    I see you are a fellow PBS member! I love that site!

    Thanks for sharing…

  5. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Girl Meets God!

    • I’ve begun working on the review, but it’s one of those books that seems too big to encapsulate easily.

  6. I’m not familiar with any of the books on your list, but they all sound interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’ve heard of Girl Meets God and the Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23, but never read them. Maybe some day! Haven’t heard of the others.Looks like an interesting variety!

  8. Oh, I’ve been wanting to read “Girl Meets God” for several years and Carrie’s review at 5 Minutes for Books has only piqued that interest.

  9. […] I mentioned in my monthly nightstand post, it was fortuitous that I read this book just after finishing Potok’s The Chosen since […]

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