I finally feel like I have an opportunity to join in the 5 Minutes For Books' What's on Your Nightstand? The last few weeks I've been challenging myself to add fiction into the mix of my reading. I already try to read 10 pages of theological reading a day, although there are certain days it just doesn't get done. Now I'm working at reading 30 pages of fiction in addition to that, so I can get some serious reading accomplished.
I have a whole bookshelf of books just waiting, practically calling my name, to be read. I decided I need to be methodical and purposeful about reading the fiction, too, if I want to actually get these books read.
My list of what's on my nightstand is short for the month of May, but believe me when I say it's quite a hearty goal in comparison to what I've done in the past. Here's the plan...
1. Future Grace by John Piper (Theological) - I started this in March and hope to finish it in about a week. It's about learning how to believe the promises of God and depending on God's grace to overcome the sin of unbelief (pride, bitterness, despondency, misplaced shame, etc.).
2. If I Gained the World by Linda Nichols (Fiction) - I started this book a couple weeks ago, and I should be done in the next week or so.
3. Experiencing the Spirit: The Power of Pentecost Every Day by Henry & Melvin Blackaby (Theological) - I am really looking forward to diving into this one. I've not read much on the Holy Spirit, and I'm anxious to learn some new things.
4. A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman (Fiction) - I'll be starting this novel as soon as I finish the other. I am not a big fan of the romance, being much more into historical fiction. But from the reviews I've read, I got the impression this is a good book.
5. My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Fiction) - This will be the next novel in line, if I get super ambitious with my fiction reading. We'll just have to see how it goes.
So have any of you read anything interesting lately? Leave a comment and tell me about it.