Wednesday, 4 February 2015

New On the Stack (January)

A new link-up at The Deliberate Reader blog: New On The Stack!
 In this link-up, we're looking at what we've added to our reading stack - most of mine are books I haven't read yet, or I've only just begun.

January was quite the book-buying month for me. In addition to some Kindle app purchases, I ordered four books from, which I don't do very often. Usually, I get my new books from the library. I did that in January, too, but I don't have pictures of most of them - having read them, I've taken them back already...

The top two are from the Amazon parcel. Two more items I bought are missing from the picture, because they were for my husband and I already gave them to him. Those are Eric Metaxas's Bonhoeffer biography, which I have already read, and Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken. I'm hoping to get my hands on Unbroken at some point, but it may take some time before he's finished it. (It's not very good manners to give someone a present and then immediately borrow it to read it yourself, right? :) )

Karen Swallow Prior: Fierce Convictions

Why: Tim Fall's review convinced me that this is a book I want to read.

Marilynne Robinson: Gilead

Why: I've read it a year ago, and now that I've read Lila, I want to re-read this. I know it's a book I want to own, so even if I'm not sure when I'll get around to re-reading it, I'm glad to have it.

On the stack, from the library:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Anteeksiantaminen - tie tulevaisuuteen (No Future Without Forgiveness)

Why: I saw a book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on forgiveness in Jeannie's list of the books she read in 2014, and it sounded interesting. This is not the same book, though. This is what I found when searching our library database for Desmond Tutu and forgiveness, and it's actually his memoirs. I'm keen to read this, too, as a point of view into South African history and the amazing changes that have happened there.

And my Kindle purchases in January:

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Why: Karen at Living Unabridged says: "The strength of this book is in the first section. This is a must read for any Christian." I have read positive comments about the book from others, too.

Micha Boyett: Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer

Richard Lederer: The Bride of Anguished English: A Bonanza of Bloopers, Blunders, Botches, and Boo-Boos

Why: Because I like language humour.


  1. Thanks for linking up!

    I'm really interested in both Found and Fierce Convictions - they both sound like they'd be ones I'd enjoy. I'd love to hear your thoughts when you finish them!

    And Unbroken is such a good book, no matter how long it is until you get your turn with it it's well worth the wait!

    1. Thanks for coming up with a great link-up idea. :)

      I must have read about Unbroken on your blog, but I think it was on several people's "best of the year" lists, too. It sounded like something my husband would enjoy, too.

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I'm looking forward to your take on Fierce Convictions.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tim.
      I'm looking forward to having time to read it... I have a couple of others to finish first.