You know what I really love? A great stack of books on the bedside table. My whole life, wherever I've gone, there's always been a sweet and rotating stack of books waiting for me — and often I am reading all of them at the same time.

I must confess that I have selectively adopted the ebook mode of reading, as well (nothing is better for travel than to have your sweet stack of books stored digitally and nearly-weightlessly in your purse) but still, there is nothing like the bedside table, the reading lamp, the rainy day, the pile of pages, the heavenly literal stack.

Here's what I've got going right now, if you can't make out the titles:

Elizabeth Strout — "The Burgess Boys"
Rachel Joyce — "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
Jill McCorkle (see previous post) — "Life after Life"
Herman Koch — "The Dinner"
George Saunders — "Tenth of December"
Alice Munro — "Dear Life"
Michael Coogan — "God & Sex: What the Bible Really Says."

What's in your pile, dear ones?

Happy lazy day,

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall