I can't believe it's already time for a Nightstand Post. This month has flown by. My husband and I took a week off for vacation, I spent hours trying to find a bridesmaid dress, and hubby's work hours after vacation were crazy. It has been a great month, but busy!
I read too many fiction books this month. In May, I'm going to try to read more nonfiction.
Books completed in April (links are to my reviews)
Bento Box in the Heartland - 3 stars
Dawn's Prelude - 3 stars
Remembering the Kanji I - 5 stars
Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii - 4 stars
Courting Miss Amsel - 4 stars
The King's Daughter - 3 stars
Theology - Matthew (Bible) - I've been following the Blogging Through the Gospels schedule but haven't been doing much of the blogging. I really need to remedy that.
Theology - The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English (review copy)
Classics - The Castle, Kafka - My husband's classics challenge for me this month. Don't tell him, but I'm actually kind of enjoying it.
To-read in May
This is my "nightstand," which is actually an end table next to the couch. The pile on the right consists of a Japanese New Testament, KJV, NKJV, and NIV Bible. Right now I'm mostly reading out of the NKJV but I like comparing to the others when I come across hard passages. Under the Bibles is a small stack of magazines from my church. That stack will likely grow before it gets smaller...
The huge stack on the left is my library pile. Even when I go into the library with just one book on my list, I walk out with at least three. Surprisingly, I've been finishing almost every book I've checked out! As much as it pains me, I am trying to limit my library trips to ensure that I can complete every book.
Priorities for May:
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan - YLCF's May read along
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas - I have heard great things about this book and was really excited when I found a copy at the library yesterday. I thought it would be months before I'd get my hands on it!
The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov - Hubby's May classic challenge. I don't know much about this book and I've never read sci-fi other than H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. We'll see how it goes.