In late October I listed some of the books I had recently read. That post generated 15 comments. So I thought...maybe our readers like to discuss books, and share what books they are reading. Below is a list of books I've read since October 20. You might notice that I've been reading a little bit more fiction. This time I added one sentence describing each book.
Leave a comment and tell us what you've been reading and/or what you recommend.
Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell (A 1932 classic American novel about Georgia sharecroppers)
A Historian's Coast by David Cecelski (Delightful essays written by a coastal North Carolinian)
21 Stories by Graham Greene (Thought-provoking short stories by a celebrated writer described as "the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety.")
My Notorious Life by Kate Manning (An historical novel loosely based on the life of a Victorian-era midwife and abortionist described as the "wickedest woman in New York")
Pilgrim's Wilderness by Tom Kizzia (The story of a highly dysfunctional Christian family living in the Alaskan wilderness)
The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker (A novel set on "Yaupon Island" [Portsmouth Island])
What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell (A somewhat controversial evangelical pastor shares his views about God)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (A classic English-language novel written by a Polish author [1857-1924] with a brilliant command of his third language)
Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman (As the subtitle says, "The story of America's most Secretive Religion")
Ghosts Among Us by James Van Praagh (See http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/talking-to-the-dead-james-van-praagh-tested/ for an exposé of this man)
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (A short novel; Sophia, a six year old girl, and her grandmother spend the summer on an island in the Gulf of Finland)
God Bless America by Karen Stollznow (Best described by its subtitle: "Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States")
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the seldom told story of the 1837
murder of Willis Williams by Jacob Gaskill. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112114.htm.