Friday, September 14, 2012

five things I’m reading right now

I was always an extremely loyal one-book-at-a-time kind of girl until I hit about 30. (lots of things changed when I turned 30) Now while I wouldn’t describe myself as a classic promiscuous reader, I’m definitely a multi-tasker. I’m reading several books right now, depending on what mood I’m in or what room I’m in or what time of day it is. My library card and my Amazon account get a lot of use. Not to mention the Kindle app on my iphone. I don’t prefer to do any serious reading on a screen as small as my phone’s, but it is nice when I’m stuck in a long drive-thru or a waiting room or something similar.

Here’s five of the books I’m currently reading:

1) Playful Parenting - Lawrence Cohen

2) The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton

3) Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole - Angie Smith

4) Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) - Jenny Lawson

5) The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

I figure I have some leeway since there’s such a wide variety of genre – poetry, non-fiction, fiction, memoir… That makes me slightly less schizophrenic, yes?

As a bonus – I’m not currently reading this, I finished it two weeks ago, but it was the best book I’ve read all year. It definitely lives up to the hype. So, so good:

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

 

What are you reading right now? I’m down to around 10 books on my shelf that I haven’t yet started, so it’s clearly time to start compiling a list for what to read next…