I've had a terrible time coming up with a list this time for the Spring Reading Thing, hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. I don't know if it's the last stages of pregnancy that are coloring my indecisiveness or what, but I can't make up my mind. That said, I fully expect this post to be edited at some point with substitutions or additions. :-)
I'm trying to broaden my horizons in my fiction reading. I'm a sucker for clean Christian fiction, but sadly, it's starting to bore me some. It all seems too predictable and/or unrealistic anymore. However, I'm not sure where to go. I'm VERY picky about fiction that I read ... I don't do lots of language or steamy scenes, no thank you. I try to stick to no more than PG in my reading (usually John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark fall in this category). So any suggestions for good clean fiction that's out there - throw it my way! That said, here's what I have so far:
- White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick. I know I just said that I'm burnt out on Christian fiction, and truthfully, the review on Amazon doesn't look great for this one. But my Mom had it and it's free and usually I enjoy her stand-alone books more. We'll see.
- Emma by Jane Austin. I thoroughly enjoyed Pride and Prejudice last summer and this is already on my bookshelf.
- Elsie's Endless Wait by Martha Findley. Yes, this is a young girl's book. I've been wanting to check this series out as possible gifts for my neice and two of our youth girls have the entire series and nicely loaned me book one.
- The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Caught by Neta Jackson. Love me some Yada Yada.
- Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss. I have heard so many good things about this book, it's time to read it.
- A Place of Quiet Rest: Finding Intimacy with God Through a Daily Devotional Life by Nancy DeMoss.
- Hospitality Commands by Alexander Strauch. This is an area I want to work on developing in my life.
- Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God by Mary E. DeMuth. A birthday gift that I haven't read yet.
- Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Yes, I'll be reading a cookbook. I love my crockpot. :-)
- Daniel (as in the Bible) It looks like our Women's Bible study will be doing an inductive study of Daniel this fall (probably using Kay Arthur/Precept material) and I want to read it in its entirety ahead of time.
In continuing with the progress that we've made during the Read to Me Challenge, I have several books that I'm going to hopefully read through with N1, specifically.
- The Complete Adventures of Curious George by Margret & H.A. Rey. We are in a massive Curious George phase and when she saw the ginormous CG book in our library back, she said, "Dat's a BIG George!"
- We are going to spend next week reading several books about gardens and spring time.
Now that I've typed it all out, my list looks better than I thought! :-) Hop over to Katrina's to see what other's are reading or to participate yourself.