Thursday, 1 May 2014

The Book List - May 2014

I don't know what it is about sunshine that makes me want to read dystopian works but hopefully I've chosen a good balance of down, up and reality for this month.

  • Colony Z: The Albion Tribe (Book 2/4, e-book, Luke Shephard)
Depending on the length of this volume (and how engrossed I become in it) I may just continue through the rest of the series, we shall see. Zombie outbreak aftermath here we come.

  • Daughter of Joy (Brides of Culdee Creek, Book One, free e-book, Kathleen Morgan)
A story of firm faith in the face of tribulations, grief and a haunting past set against the backdrop of an isolated ranch way out West (America) in days of yore. A good read but I've yet to really get stuck in and I've been picking it up and putting it down again for many months, time to finish it already.

  • The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning (PB, Kathleen Higgins and Linda Ziedrich)
This MUST be read by the fourteenth so I can return it to my La Leche League group as I've borrowed it for entirely too long; not to mention that we will begin gentle weaning on the twenty-first as James reaches thirty months (two-and-a-half).

  • Mothering Your Nursing Toddler (PB, Norma Jane Bumgarner)
Same deadline as the previous title and as with it I will only be reading some sections, mostly due to James' current age.

Speaking of James, he and I will continue our way through this first title below (the final book of the "Malory Towers" series) before moving on to the second (the first of the "Katy Did" books):

  • Goodbye Malory Towers (Book Twelve of Malory Towers Boxset, PB, Pamela Cox)
I shall be sad to finish this series with J as his enthusiasm for it has been so astounding. This will be one final term of building character, overcoming adversity, working and playing hard and jolly good fun.

  • What Katy Did (Book One of Five, free e-book, Susan Coolidge)
The beginning of our foray into the classic adventures of Katy and her family, beginning as I recall with a rather exasperating Katy, who leads her siblings astray and misbehaves for her aunt.

If I have time for further titles my next priorities are:

  • For Keeps: Aggie's Inheritance Series (Book 2/3, e-book, Chautona Havig) and
Following the story of young twenty-something Aggie and her inherited nieces and nephews (all seven of them), set against a backdrop of faith and reliance on God.

  • Something Other Than God (HB, Jennifer Fulwiler)
This should arrive around the 27th and is much anticipated as I've been reading the author's blog for many years and have followed the story of her epic conversion memoir from its inception. I've been trying to gather up a couple of others to join me in reading it so we can have a "book club" discussion of it.


  1. That looks like a good list :)
    Let me know when you start 'For Keeps' and I'll read it with you!

    1. Will do sis! I want you to read Something Other Than God too and join me as part of the 'book club' for it.


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