Reading More Than One Book At A Time…

Up until recently, I was a very strict “only 1 book at a time” reader. I’m not even really sure why…other than I liked the feeling of being totally immersed in a story. But sometimes even the best of stories can have parts that lag, get slow…or just parts that are emotionally heavy and you need a break from them. A handful of months ago, I started regularly reading two books at a time….one on my beloved Kindle Voyage img_4198that is worth it’s weight in gold (I’ll save my gushing for another post) and one in hard book form. The reason being…I love reading both on a device and a real book for different reasons. My Kindle is perfect for traveling or at night when I read in bed because I do not need a book light that almost always disturbs my sleeping husband. However….nothing can really beat the touch and smell of holding and paging though a real book. So now, I almost always have at least two books going at once. For me, that seems to work well so far. If I start feeling bored or even overwhelmed with one book, I can easily hop to the other one and most of the time…when I come back to the first, those feelings have left me.

So…what am I reading now??? img_4645Currently, I almost almost finished reading At The Water’s Edge By Sara Gruen…the author of Water For Elephants. I’ll likely be writing up a full review in the next day or so…but it’s a great Historical Fiction/Women’s Fiction novel. It’s about a pampered and spoiled young woman’s social awakening to the harsh realities of life in WW2 Europe, to friendship, and to love.

 

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And, then on my Kindle…I’m also reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It is a Historical Fiction novel that traces the lives and future generations of two half sisters separated before ever meeting. One sister was sold into slavery and one was married off to a British slaver.  There’s a lot of history and information in this one….quite a lot of it that I had never leaned of before. I’m currently almost 50% through this one and I have a feeling it’s going to be a 5 star rating from me….so stay tuned for this one too!

 

So…Those are the two novels that I am currently reading and hoping to finish up here soon. I’d love to hear what you guys have on your “currently reading” list!

If you happen to be without a current read and you read on a Kindle or even on a Kindle app on a device, here are a few great Kindle Book deals that I found for you today:

Is This Tomorrow: A Novel by Caroline Leavitt is on sale today for $1.99 (regularly $14.95) – Historical Fiction/Mystery

Pines by Blake Crouch is on sale for $2.00. This is the first of three books in a fantastic Mystery/Thriller trilogy that I highly recommend!

The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison for $1.99. I have heard quite a bit about this book…and this is one I’ll definitely be purchasing. It looks to be a very good murder mystery/thriller that I’m excited to read.

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