What’s On My Reading Pile?

I thought you might like a little peek at my reading pile….and what’s next for The Writer Reads!

Non Fiction books in the pile include….

  • Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
  • The Smartest Kids in the World, and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
  • The Case for God by Karen Armstrong
  • Christina Yoga by J.M Dechanet


  • The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan


  • Dark Matters by Peter Straub
  • Slaves of Obsession by Anne Perry
  • The Tulip Virus by Danielle Hermans


I am taking two courses which I plan to review. First is a journal-writing course from Mari L. McCarthy called WriteItOff!  It is focused on helping you lose weight through journaling. I am about halfway through the course and absolutely love it, but I plan to review it in full when it is complete. I am also enrolled in a online writing retreat from Loyola Press called Days of Deepening Friendship.  I hope to work on that one after I complete the journal writing course.

What I am looking for right now: Can you recommend a good book in the following categories? Leave a comment here or on our Facebook page, please, and share some recommendations!

  • Memoirs, especially spiritual memoirs and memoirs of the Great Depression and World War II
  • Non Fiction books about the Great Depression, World War II (think Unbroken, Clara’s Kitchen)
  • Animal stories (think Dewey, the Eighty Dollar Champion, Secretariat, Marley & Me)

Thanks and don’t forget to share recommendations here!


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