Cindy: I have a librarian friend and reviewer who reads ONE book at a time. (I’m looking at you, Reading Rants.) I can’t seem to manage that. I became a librarian, in part, because I couldn’t narrow down a field of study and with librarianship, I could dabble in everything. Perhaps that accounts for why I always have multiple books going at a time. Here are the ones with bookmarks in them currently:
The Raven’s Tale (Amulet, 2019) by Cat Winters
Captured: An American’s Prisoner of War in North Vietnam (Scholastic, Mar. 26, 2019) by Alvin Townley
How Do You Write a Book, Ally? (Scholastic, Mar. 26, 2019) by Ally Carter
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (Harper/Balzer & Bray, 2019) edited by Ibi Zoboi
How To Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) by Sy Montgomery
The Prodigy (Macmillan Young Listeners, 2018) by John Feinstein (audio)
There are more adult nonfiction and poetry books that I am sauntering through, but I’m embarrassed enough by this list so I’ll stop. Focus, Cindy. Focus.
Lynn: I’m as bad as Cindy! I usually have multiple books going. I especially like to have a short story collection, essay collection or nonfiction book that I can be working on along with a novel. I love audio books too and I have one audio going in my car and another on my MP3 player that listen to when I’m exercising or doing boring chores. I listen to a lot of youth books on audio but I often use audio to get some adult books into the mix. Here’s what I’m reading now:
Famous in a Small Town (Henry Holt, 2019) by Emma Mills
Ordinary Hazards (Wordsong, October 2019) by Nikki Grimes
Dark Horse (Brilliance Audio, 2015) by Craig Johnson (a Walt Longmire mystery on audio)
Angel Thieves (S&S Audio, 2019) by Kathi Appelt (on audio)
How about you?
What’s on your reading table right now?
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4 thoughts on “Reading Habits: How Many Books Do You Have Going?”
I used to be one of those 1 book at a time people, but now I can read multiple books if they’re different types/for different reasons. Here’s what I’m reading right now! Enhancing Teaching and Learning by Jean Donham (professional development); Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Ley (faith); Into the Lion’s Den by Linda Fairstein (middle grades fiction); Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Ellen Oh (audiobook – short stories); and Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey (adult fiction) – usually it’s only ~3 at a time, but here we are with 5!
Awesome, Amanda! Thanks so much for posting! I’m adding to my to-read list 😉 – Lynn
I am too old to read more than one at a time. I get confused. That being said, I read two or three a week though. So glad to read along with you.
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Greatt post thanks