In the Stack
by Sandra Ardoin
I had plans to do a review today—honestly—but the book I wanted to review didn’t work out and my reading time has been sketchy lately. You know, one of those “so many books, so little time” things.
So I thought I’d share some of those many books that are in my reading stack and ask what you’re reading. I also want to know why you pick some of the books you do. What about them appealed to you enough to add them to your stack?
I’m finishing Colleen Coble’s The Inn at Ocean’s Edge after reading Rosemary Cottage and Seagrass Pier. I read these for my own pleasure, not a required review. Who knows, you may see my take sometime down the road.
Do you ever get in a cycle of reading the same author’s work back-to-back?
Next Up (in no particular order):
Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy
Murder at the Courthouse by A. H. Gabhart
Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman
Vendetta by Lisa Harris
Waiting in the Dugout (a partial roster, also in no particular order):
Swept Away by Mary Connealy
Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar by Carol Gutherie Heilman
Rules of Murder by Juliana Deering
A Lady in Defiance by Heather Blanton
A Father’s Prayer by Linda Rondeau
Out of the Storm by Jody Hedlund
It Had to be You by Susan May Warren
Fields of the Fatherless by Elaine Marie Cooper
Made to Last by Melissa Tagg
(I think the baseball references fit the beginning of fall and preparation for the World Series, don’t you?)
Hi, Sandra. Sound like a great list. I am currently reading Secretly Yours by Valerie Comer.
My to be read list contains
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson
Afton of Margate Castle by Angela Hunt
The Widow of Larkspur Inn by Lawana Blackwell
Lady of Conquest by Tamara Leigh
Murder in Half Moon Bay by Nancy Jill Thames
I love Melanie Dickerson’s books and Murder in Half Moon Bay reminds me an old movie musical with a murderous twist! 🙂 Thanks, Gail!
Carol Heilman (@CarolHeilman)
Wow! I didn’t expect to see my book in your “reading sack.” Honored! Thank you.
I’ll get to it as soon as I can, Carol. 🙂 There are so many more LPC books I want to read. I wish I could get to them more quickly.
Carol Heilman (@CarolHeilman)
Sandy, I got so excited about seeing my book in your “reading sack,” I forgot to add my list. These are books I plan to read soon: Falling For Chloe by D. Stearman & The Orphan Train by Christina Kline. Ones I have recently read include: Under the Silk Hibiscus by Alice Wisler, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole Brown, & The Ticket by Debra Jeter, & The Miracle Man by Buck Storm.
Carol, I didn’t mean to shake you up like Agnes does Sweetbriar! 🙂 I’ve heard The Orphan Train is really good. Ugh! I don’t need another book in my stack! I do have some of the others you mentioned. One day!
🙂 I’m so glad to know someone’s list is overflowing like mine. Lol
I’m finishing up Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund and plan to start Murder at the Courthouse and hopefully Lynn Austin’s On this Foundation soon after.
Every few months, I try to make a point to collect all the books in a series and read them back to back. Otherwise, I normally don’t get to read from the same author back to back.
Let’s see…I have a HUGE collection of not-so-new releases that I’m wanting to read before the end of the year for various challenges that I entered on Goodreads. I have Lee Roddy’s Yesterday’s Shadows, Into the Whirlwind by Elizabeth Camden, and A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes.There are a few others hiding on my kindle. Lol
I haven’t read anything by Lee Roddy in a long time, but have LOVED everything by Elizabeth Camden! Enjoy whittling down that list, Anita. Oh, but that’s pretty impossible, I think. As one is taken off, a few more take its place. 🙂
Lol That’s so true! This will be my first Lee Roddy book. I found it in our library and thought it’d be fun to explore.
I can’t even remember what I read by him. I think it was only one.
I’m trying to figure out if he’ll be an author to keep in our church’s library. You only read one from him? Did you not like him or just happened not to pick him back up?
I don’t remember if I read one or two. I don’t think it was more than that, although I don’t remember not liking his work. I want to say it was an adult mystery. I work in my church’s library and I’m thinking we have a book or two by him. I’ll check tonight.
I’m hoping his work is good. It sounds good. The book I picked up is about a woman Pinkerton spy during the Civil War. 😉 Sounds like a winner to me.
Sorry, I meant to message you this morning. I found his children’s books in the library (old), but we didn’t have any adult books. Love those Pinkertons! 🙂
Ok, thanks! 🙂
I love a good Pinkerton story too! I’m hoping to write one some day….one day. 😉