I have been failing as a reader lately. I’m usually a read-before-bed kind of person, and a read-on-the-weekend-while-my-husband-is-golfing kind of person. But I’ve had a few late nights at work the past few weeks, and busy weekends, and I haven’t been reading. I’m also usually a finish-one-book-before-you-start-the-next kind of person, but for some reason I have three books on my nightstand that I have started and haven’t finished. And one that I have finished, and another one that I haven’t started. Yikes.
I finished I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith. Which was originally published in the 50s. But who doesn’t love a coming of age story, right? And who doesn’t love books that take place in England? It took me a little while to get into it, but the end sucked me in and it flew by. It’s still on my nightstand because I haven’t taken it back to the library.
I am in the middle of A Blistered Kind Of Love by Angela and Duffy Ballard. I borrowed this one from the library as well, and I am waiting to take back both books at the same time. I have renewed both books twice. Anyway. This book is about a couple that hikes the Pacific Crest Trail. Which I always find fascinating. I’m still in the middle of their story, but I assume that they make it, since they wrote a book. We’ll see.
I am in the middle of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. I read this quickly when I first started it, but then I needed a break from the deep thinking and soul searching. I mean, its great. And I learned a lot, and I am excited to finish it. But sometimes, after a lot of introspection, you just need some light fiction, you know?
I am in the middle of Women, Food, and God by Geneen Roth. I’ve heard this book recommended a number of times, and this is the second time I’ve started to read it. Some parts I don’t totally get, but every now and then there is a paragraph where I am like “Yes.” I started it when we were doing our Whole 30 Cleanse, but once we stopped, my drive to read it dwindled.
I am waiting to start The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. People have raved about this book for a while, and then a few weeks ago one of my students at the youth center picked it out for me to read. (I selected The Help for her to read). But I can’t start a book when I have three that I have to finish. That would just be irresponsible.
What have you been reading lately?
Do you read multiple books at once or one at a time?