What’s in the Reading Pile?


What’s in the reading pile? You haven’t had a book update in quite a while. Last time I mentioned what I was reading was clear back in September, just before the marathon road trip that lasted into November. At that time, I was still listening to The Nightingale, I think, and reading several different books at once.

I moved all that were in the pile then into the done stack. I finished The Nightingale, and then went on to listen to Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein, and Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters. The two by Elizabeth Wein were very good, but hard to listen to, dealing as they did with prisoners of war in World War II Germany. Crocodile on the Sandbank was fun and silly, a nice counter to the other three!

As for actually reading, I finally got through The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman. I had carried it around for a month or more, and could never focus on it long enough to get much past the first couple of chapters. Once I sat down to actually read, though, I could barely put it down. It’s quite good, but sad.

At long last I’m finally working through the Rick Bragg books. I started Ava’s Man this week and should be through it pretty shortly. As I’ve told you before, I still have others of his to get through.

I haven’t added much to my TBR pile lately, but give me time. Once I sit down to update my Goodreads challenge page, I’m sure I’ll find plenty more!

What are you reading lately?

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  • Virginia Berger

    Re-reading “Mind Seekers Call” the second book in the Ghatti’s Tale series (sci-fi/fantasy); trying to resist reading a book I bought my mother for Christmas that is letters from an Iowa rural school teacher in the early 1900s. I don’t like to give pre-read books and she reads fast so hopefully she’ll loan it to me in the new year! Also reading sporadically in “Nothing to Tell” about Montana ranch women.

    • Lori East

      I haven’t read any in the Ghatti tale series yet…I always SAY I don’t read sci-fi, but when I come across one I always enjoy it!

      The book you bought for your mom sounds great! I absolutely love reading things like that. I know what you mean about giving pre-read books…but we often give each other books in my family, saying, “I’d like to read that when you’re done.” The Montana ranch women boom sounds good too. I’ll go look it up!