Oodles of Books – What’s on your nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand 

Someone asked me this week how I manage to read so many books at once and not get lost. Honestly, I’m not sure. Maybe I’m a bit off. 🙂 The best answer I have is that each is in a different genre and therefore different enough that it is easy to keep track. I mean whose gonna confuse the creepy villan (or villans depending on how you look at it) in Dekker and Peretti’s “House” with the sultry pirate wench whom God-fearing hero, Dajon Waite loves in M.L. Tyndall’s “The Red Siren”?

So on my nightstand this month are, as always, oodles of books.

Just finished:

The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall – a surprising romance filled with themes of struggle, triumph, forgiveness and God’s provision even for those who do not always follow Him.

The Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg – a political thriller and New York Times best seller. The first of his “The Last Days” series about end times prophecy.

A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher – Historical fiction set in my own home state, about a sassy, single woman Gwen Arlington who runs for mayor and her handsome opposing candidate, Morgan McKinley whose political aspirations seem completely self serving.

Still Reading:

House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti – a mind bending thriller by two of the nation’s top Christian authors.  I started reading this novel as a ministry to a bedridden neighbor. Please pray for the Doctor. He has developed pneumonia and I haven’t been able to see him for weeks. If you missed God’s harebrained plan for my friend click here.

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass – Nonfiction text on the craft of writing. Extremely helpful! The ideas in this reference have pushed me to think more about sharing my stories because I’ve now got the tools to market along with my passion to tell stories.

Experiencing God – Bible study workbook about knowing the will of God and understanding His purpose for your life.

Coral Moon by Brandilyn Collins – The queen of suspense spins yet another creepy tale of crime and human depravity, while all throughout weaving God’s power and presence. I’m having a hard time finishing this one because of the spiritual warfare that is involved. Not a problem for me necessarily I just can’t read it at night and that’s about the only time I can find to read. 🙂

What are you reading?

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15 responses to “Oodles of Books – What’s on your nightstand?

  1. Great list – sounds like a wide variety of reading pleasure!

  2. I loved “house” and everything else Dekker. I discovered Brandilyn Collins last year – good writer. I’ll be reading more of her books.

  3. Can relate to not being able to read some of Brandilynn’s books at night! Love Mary Lu’s books and have The Raven Saint to read.

  4. I enjoyed the Red Siren and I think I’ll have to look up A Vote of Confidence.

  5. I’m going through Experiencing God as well–it’s a great study!

    I read multiple books at a time too–and have no idea how I do it!

    • It’s a mystery isn’t it. Do you read different genre too?

      • Yeah, generally. I tend to have an adult fiction, a juvenile or YA fiction, and a couple or more non-fiction books going at a time. I’m more likely to race right through fiction than non-fiction. I find I get more out of non-fiction if I give myself some time to let it simmer. (But since I’m a bit compulsive about reading, that just means that I move on to a new book :-P)

  6. The Last Jihad… sounds like an exciting read. I guess we’d better be ready for the return of Christ. Seems like we’re living in a world of increasing darkness.

    So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by at Chrysalis. :~D

    Blessings, e-Mom

  7. Are you liking “House”? It’s not my favorite Dekker–that would be his Circle trilogy, though I recently read “Burn” and liked it.

    Thanks for joining us! Happy Reading!

    • House has been a difficult read for me. Part of it is due to the slow nature of reading to someone else. It seems a much better book for two or three sittings! I read 3 chapters a week but now with the Doc in the hospital I think I’ll just finish and catch him up later.

      I was going to say the same thing about Frank Peretti! Not my fave F.P. but still quite a thrill ride.

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