Nightstand Books: February 2017

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Missed the first Wednesday of the month for this post, but hopefully you’ll forgive me anyway because I had other things to post for February is Fantasy Month! I hope you are enjoying the return of this fun theme and that it is helping to keep any midwinter blues at bay.

This month’s reading stack is only one book, because it’s massive and I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to finish it in a month… but I’ve been wanting to read these for over a year now, so I figured what better time to start?

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That’s Resistance by Jaye L. Knight, the first book in the Ilyon Chronicles. I’ve been hearing about this series for quite some time now, and got copies of them for Christmas last year, and am only just now getting around to them. I am looking forward to this story and will let you know what I think when I’ve finished them!

So that’s what is on MY nightstand. What is on YOURS this month? I’d love to hear what everyone else is reading!

~ jenelle

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oliviakimwrites

Eeep! That book is so wonderful! I love the non-magic, allegorical, fantasy-esque feel about it. :)

I’m currently reading *The Reluctant Saviour* by Ralene Burke. Once I finish that, Lord willing I’ll get to *Sunlight & Shadows* by Cameron Dokey and *Sun & Moon* by Desiree Williams.

~Liv
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jenelle

I have heard so many good things about this series, I am looking forward to getting into it.

I have not heard of those books, but I hope you enjoy them!

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Deborah O'Carroll

Yay, nightstand books! I don’t blame you for only having the one… I probably should have done that myself since I too am reading a very long fantasy book. XD Confession: I’m actually in the middle of Resistance as well! I started it last year and have been so busy with other things I haven’t gotten very far. But I do look forward to finishing it sometime. :) Hope you enjoy it! *directs you toward my own post for what’s on my nightstand* https://thepagedreamer.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/fantasy-month-plansnightstand-books/

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jenelle

I realized the other day that I am actually reading a couple of other books that aren’t on my nightstand… Carry On, Mr. Bowditch with my kiddos for school, and The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis, and I’m listening to The Bad Beginning as my husband is reading that out loud to the kiddos each night… and after reading your post I’m contemplating participating in the Firethorn Crown reading group since I’ve been wanting to read that forever… but I’m still on the fence about it. I think perhaps I bit off more than I could chew in February after all…!

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Madeline J. Rose

Ooh, I’ve heard about the Ilyon Chronicles too! They look really interesting…I’ll definitely have to try them sometime. :)
Lately, I’ve been reading the Bright Empire series. I just finished book two and it was SO GOOD. I can’t wait to read the rest. :D

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jenelle

Bright Empires is good! I have only read the first one so far… I tried to read the second one recently but realized I needed to go back and reread the first one again as it had been far too long (6 years since I read the first book) and I was a little lost and having a hard time connecting with the characters.

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sarahtps

Oooh, Ilyon! Enjoy!
(Though I’m mildly amused that you consider Resistance a long book . . . Then again, I read Brandon Sanderson and Wheel of Time and those tend to come out to a thousand pages or better sometimes, so my view’s a little skewed. xD)

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jenelle

Thanks, I hope to. I haven’t actually started it yet… because: life.

I’ve read Wheel of Time and Brandon Sanderson as well and many other longer books than this one. Resistance currently seems like a “long” book to me compared to what I’ve been reading lately (a lot of novellas, which is kind of random and very different for me). Also, as a mom of three, my reading-for-fun time is rather limited these days, which means I do not get to zip through books as quickly as I used to, since I no longer have large chunks of time to devote to it, sadly – so it takes me a bit longer to read just about anything.

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jenelle

I am very much looking forward to it! I have all three on my shelf, so hopefully I can get through them in short order.

Ooh! Thanks for letting me know!

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