(Yes, the wall is black. Thank goodness the rest of the walls in the bedroom are not. One of the areas that's on the to-be-painted list.) The Shack by William P. Young - I just finished this and it's a wonderful book. Not necessarily life-changing as some have proclaimed (at least not for me), but definitely thought provoking and even though I finished it a few days ago, it has stayed with me and I continue to mull it over, which is a definite requirement for my "great books" list. I was asked to review The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson, for a virtual blog tour. Stay tuned! I will be posting it tomorrow! The Invisible Wall; A Love Story That Broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein - This is the selection for my book club next month. I haven't started it yet. The book jacket tells the story takes place on the eve of World War I, in a small English mill town. The story centers around a young Jewish boy, Harry Bernstein, whose sister falls in love with a Christian boy. Harry is the only one in the family who knows of the affair and he must decide what to do, torn between the morals he's been raised with and what he feels in his heart. The last book on my stack is a story from World War II, called Those Who Save Us, by Jenna Blum. My stepmom, Carol, passed this on to me, and it's the story of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, imprisoned in a concentration camp in Germany. They are liberated by an American soldier and go with him to live in Minnesota. The daughter, now a grown woman and professor of history, is telling the story. This sounds like a good story! Oh, and over there on the right, underneath my journal, is another book I'm reading. It's one of those that I read a bit here and there, take some notes, put it down for a while. It's called What Women Want; The Life You Crave and How God Satisfies. I read this with a friend over the summer and it provided lots of good discussion and some soul searching. Other than a box of Kleenex, two pairs of reading glasses and a stray Tums, that's what's on my nightstand this month!