Along with the photo-a-day-for-365-days project this year, I am also doing the 50 book challenge (reading 50 books in 52 weeks).
I have never before counted the books I've read – and a lot of the time I don't remember which books I've read until I've started reading them again! This year I have set up an excel spreadsheet recording the title and author of the book, the date I started each book, and the date I finish.
I have finished 7 books this month and during the week I started Death Without Interruptions ( by Jose Saramago) which I am not going to finish before the end of the month (tomorrow).
I tend to have two books going at the same time. I keep a book in my commuter bag to read on my train rides home. (I sleep in the mornings). I like books that allow me to listen in to any conversations around me that attract my attention without having to re-read large chunks.
At bedtime I might read 5 pages of a different book before I'm dozing off and then I have to re-read sections the next night! Sometimes I transpose characters between my books especially if they are similar genres – this can be amusing.
Here are January's books: I thought "The Girl Who Played with Fire" was better than "The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo" which I had found a bit slow. I really enjoyed The Coldest Mile and have the next one The Cold Spot to start on Monday. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats I thought was even sillier than the name suggests and I will not get the 2nd book in the series (perhaps I am just tired of vampires – remember I did read 15 books in the Anita Blake series last year!). Jack Reacher (the character) is starting to get tired, I think Karin Slaughter is getting better, Michael Connelly is consistent and I really, really liked Tim Winton's Breath.