Thursday, July 31, 2008

What's On Your Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand I am two days late to do this fun monthly report - but I thought I would join in anyway and try to be on time next month! Click here if you would like to join in.
The idea is to take a picture of the books on your nightstand and give reviews about books you have recently read. So here is my nightstand:
The stack on the left is my to-be-read pile. The stack on the right are the ones I have currently finished. These include Love Begins With Elle, Searching For Eden, The Perfect Life, and A Chance to Die.

Love Begins With Elle written by Rachel Hauck was very enjoyable. Rachel Hauck writes with a young, contemporary voice and I really enjoyed the storyline of this book. I will definitly look for more books by her.

Searching for Eden is by one of my favorite authors, Linda Nichols. It contains drama, mystery, and romance - my favorites! If you haven't read her, you should because she is really excellent at character development and a strong storyline.

The Perfect Life is by Robin Lee Hatcher. It's the story of a woman who "has it all" and suddenly the perfect life she has always led - isn't so perfect at all when her husband is accused of having an affair. It's a very compelling story.

A Chance to Die by Elizabeth Elliott is the story of Amy Carmichael, missionary to India. This book stretched me. Amy's dedication to God and His plan for her life amazed me. What she was so willing to do and give up humbled me. She was an amazing woman with an amazing love for God and for His people. This is a woman who is a true hero of the faith. Sadly, I'm not sure many Christians really know about her or her story.

Alrighty then. Hopefully next month the pile of books on the left will be the pile of books on the right and I will have a whole NEW stack of books on the left. Now that thought sounds like a little bit of heaven to me.


Nise' said...

Glad to hear that In Search of Eden is good as I have that on my "nightstand".

gail@more than a song said...

I'm glad you played along, always fun to see what everyone is reading! I so want to read that Rachel Hauck book, let me know what you think about it.
I've read Peace like a river and The shop on Blossom street, really enjoyed both and hope you do!

Anonymous said...

I really, really liked In Search of Eden. I haven't read the others, but they sound great!

Kathy S. said...

Oh my goodness girl!! If I piled my unread books on my nightstand, I would wake up depressed every morning seeing how far behind I am.

Obviously, you have a much different perspective. Perhaps a bit more reading time...

Do you really get through all those books in a month? And blog besides? You are super-reader-woman!!

I'll just enjoy your reviews...:)

Dawn said...

I posted a picture of the books on my pile - but on my bookshelf, not my nightstand. The lighting is terrible in my bedroom. I am in the middle of one, and only have 3 more to go to reach the end of that pile.

About your last couple of posts that I'm behind on - I can't believe they have flip flops on those tiny little feet! So cute.

And Butt Paste - hilarious. My little Feisty is always talking about butt cream. And you're right about our never being allowed to say that word!

And I wanted to ask you what Tyler's other grandma is called. Just curious.

Tiffany said...

On my night stand is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers:) Im loving it!! I just started reading it and I have to tell you Im already hooked! Thank you so much!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Love the many mini-reviews.

Thanks for joining in.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Thanks, Robin. I've always wanted to read something about/by Amy Carmichael. I'll have to pick up that one. :D