Thanks to Chris E's inspiring goal to read 50 books this year, I'm going to try and read 5 books a month starting this month - May. Back when I lived in the city, with no car, no husband and no kids, I read about 4 books a week. It was easy when you had a subway taking you everywhere. You just had your paperback with you and sat down and read for 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a day while you were on your way to wherever. Add to that a 45 minute lunch break where you got to lay on the grass and read, and a book a day was a breeze to go through!
Fast forward 15 years, and now I live in the suburbs with a husband of 11 years, and 2 small children. I'm stuck driving everywhere, so I can't read. Every night I've been trying to set aside 5-10 minutes to get in a little reading, but I admit most of the time I don't get past a single page before I'm sound asleep! Maybe with this challenge, I can get my book reading back up to something respectable!
Right now I have a couple of books started:
1. Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs (book 6 of the Temperance Brennan novels)
2. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
3. Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks
Hopefully I'll be posting in a month that I got through these books, a few more, and I'll be all set for summer reading in June!
What books are you reading right now? About how many books do you read in a month? Do you prefer fiction? Nonfiction? As you can see from my short list above, I try and have 1 fiction and 1 nonfiction book "in the queue" at all times.