In a very short period of time I’ve gone from being someone who reads one book at a time to someone who reads multiple books at a time. I don’t like it, and, beyond one of the titles in this list that I’m reading as part of a year-long read-along with friends, I’m not allowed to start another new book until I have finished all four (yes, four) of the books I’m currently reading. Which books have each got 20% of my attention at the moment? Let’s take a look at what I’m currently reading, ranked in order of most likely to finish first to most likely to finish last.
The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty. I’ve only recently got into this series (book 1 is called A Corner of White) and although it took me a while to get into the first book, I’m now completely hooked and obsessed and I can’t wait to finish writing this post so I can go read more of it. The third book is being published next week (I am lucky enough to have a copy in my hot little hands) and I’m talking to the author tomorrow *ahhhh so excited* so this is a priority read.
The Fireman by Joe Hill. This book is messed up, and I’m only about a quarter of the way through it, though there are no page numbers in this proof (I’m not sure if this will be a feature in the final version) so I can’t say for sure where I’m at. This book has been great so far but it’s so dark and intense that dipping in and out of it is easy for me to do. Too much time in Joe Hill’s world does weird things to my brain. Still, this proof copy isn’t mine and I should really finish it so I can pass it around the office.
11.22.63 by Stephen King. I had intended to have this one finished by the time the TV show began to air, which is today, so that didn’t happen. I’ve seriously only just started this (like 15 pages), but I can’t wait to get stuck into it. I’ve heard a ridiculous amount of good stuff about this book.
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (not pictured). This is why my iPad Mini is on top of the pile. Hi, iPad! I’m about one-third of the way through this book and so far it’s been relatively light reading, but I feel like that will change. The film trailer gives away almost the entire plot of the book, so while I kind of know what’s going to happen I’m enjoying it nonetheless.
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. A group of really cool people and I are reading this over the course of the year. I’m only around 60-odd pages in and it’s weird. Really weird. I’m not entirely sure I remember anything that I’ve read, so I think I’ll go back from the beginning and take some notes as I go along. It seems like the kind of book that requires notes. Oh boy, I love a challenge!
So that’s the state of my reading life at the moment. What are you reading right now? Are you a multi-book reader or a one-at-a-time reader?