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What Are You Reading? (April 2014)

Monday, April 7, 2014
Open Book by Dave Dugdale

Open Book by Dave Dugdale

It’s the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means . . .

Book Reports!

If you’ve challenged yourself to—or even officially signed up for—a reading challenge in 2014, now’s as good a time as any to start reporting your successes. Tell us what you’ve finished over the last month, what you’re currently reading, and what’s on your To Be Read stack/list. (And if you’ve reviewed the books you’ve read somewhere, please include links!)


  • What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since last month’s update?
  • What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
  • What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?
  1. Dora permalink
    Monday, April 7, 2014 10:24 am

    I am currently reading An Amish Garden. This is a set of 4 novellas, by Beth Wiseman, Tricia Goyer, Kathleen Fuller and Vanetta Chapman. I am also reading Mary Ellis’ second book in the Miller Family Series.

    I have read Shelley Shepard Gray’s Secrets of Crittenden County–this series is set around a murder in the Amish Community of Crittenden County, Kentucky. I loved the romance mixed into the mystery of the death of the young Amish man that made many mistakes and how his community learned to forgive him for those mistakes and heal for the harm he caused them.

    I just finished The Last Bride, by Beverly Lewis. This is last book in her Home to Hickory Hollow series. I found this book probably the most poignant of these books, as it was based on the difficulty most of us have in “waiting on the Lord’s timing.” Most of us run ahead of what God wants and find ourselves with more trouble than we can handle. This story is a good lesson on waiting and patience. The two hardest things for me to do. I finished The Book Thief. Wow-is all I can say about this book. I will admit that I watched the movie, prior to reading the book. However, the movie did not prepare me for the pictures and emotions evoked by the book. I would have to say that is was a great book. I read Serendipity, by Cathy Hake. Cute story. She has a wonderful way with words. I don’t know why, but I generally prefer stories that begin with the marriage and show how the couple through acting in God’s Will or an arranged marriage find love. I read Lynn Austin’s All Thing’s New. This books is set just after the Civil War. I nearly did not finish it. It was a wonderful story of God’s healing. However, the attitudes, feelings and demeanor of some of the characters were hard for me. I kept reminding myself of the time and situation in which the book was set. I am glad I finished it. It was well worth the read. The attitudes changed by the end. I am sure there are more. I need to start cataloging the books on a list, once I finish it. I mean to do it, but never seem to remember once I finish a book to write it down. I am always too anxious to move on the next book.

    Next on my list is the 2 remaining Miller Family books, by Mary Ellis, All She Ever Wanted (I think), by Lynn Austin (also a currently reading book), A Good Yarn, by Debbie Macomber, and one of my beloved Max Lucado Easter books.


  2. Sylvia M. permalink
    Monday, April 7, 2014 10:28 am

    Here’s what I read in March.

    Review for An Honest Heart

    Review for Gunpowder Tea

    Here’s what I’m currently reading.

    The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson
    Seeds of Evidence by Linda J. White
    Past Forward (Vol. II) by Chautona Havig

    What I plan to read next

    Dancing With Fireflies by Denise Hunter
    Longing for Home by Sarah M. Eden
    A Love Discovered by Jennifer Johnson


  3. Monday, April 7, 2014 8:55 pm

    Here’s my list!

    What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since last month’s update?
    Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder, audiobook read by Gabra Zackman (3.5 stars, review to come)

    When Calls the Heart (Canadian West #1) by Janette Oke

    The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan, audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor (4 stars, review to come)

    On the Way to the Wedding (Bridgertons, #8) by Julia Quinn (4 stars)

    What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
    The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister #3) by Courtney Milan, audiobook read by Rosalyn Landor

    A Deeper Darkness by J.T. Ellison

    On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching by James Lang

    What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?
    I recently downloaded the following to my Kindle from the library:

    Return of the Border Warrior (Brunson Clan Trilogy #1)
    by Blythe Gifford

    Revealed (The Blue Raven #1) by Kate Noble

    Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James


  4. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:59 am

    I recently finished, “The Auschwitz Escape,” by Joel Rosenberg. Super good. Am now plugging through “Poland,” by James A. MIchener.


  5. Ruth permalink
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:41 am

    Let’s see, in March I read & reviewed the following:

    – My Sweet Valentine by Annie Groves
    – Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
    – The Unveiling by Tamara Leigh
    – Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell
    – The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
    – An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
    – Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

    And currently I’m reading A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn and Death By the Book by Julianna Deering.


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