I’m Reading 5 Books at the Same Time (Help!)

Five books My summer holiday has started and I have a lot of extra time for reading :). What’s more, I’m so overwhelmed by my free time and the amount of books where I told myself “ah, I’ll get round to it in the summer” that I’m reading five books at the same time (and consequently reading none).

The books I’m reading at the moment are:

  1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – My friend Anne (from Books, Baking and Blogging) and I are buddy-reading this book, basically because we love chatting about books :). Our deadline is the 16th of August, but I’m going on holiday in the meantime and I don’t want to carry it around. So far I find it a bit dull, so I keep alternating it with:
  2. In Praise of Messy Lives by Katie Roiphe – A really delightful piece of non-fiction with essays on books, life, and other people’s narrow-mindedness. It’s been on my to-read list for a while, but when my grandfather mentioned it a few days ago he got me quite enthusiastic about it, so I dove into it as soon as I got home. One interesting woman, this Katie Roiphe.
  3. The Gaze by Elif Shafak – I adore Shafak’s writing (as you may remember from my review of The Bastard of Istanbul), so when I bought this book on an impulse I HAD to start reading it. I’m about half way now and it hasn’t disappointed yet.
  4. Cat Stories – My boyfriend gave me this short story collection for Christmas (he knows me so well) and I’ve been trying to read some more of it for a while now…
  5. Voor de Liefste Onbekende by Ingmar Heytze – I read a few of these Dutch poems every so often, but, like I’ve said before, I find it hard to read more than a few poems at a time, so I need to alternate it with a novel.

As you can probably guess, my reading feels like it is going five times as slow at the moment and that’s not very motivating. I generally only read one or possibly two books at a time, so this is quite a new feeling for me. All you experts out there, please tell me – how do you deal with this?

It also doesn’t help that Gilmore Girls had been added to Netflix recently *oops*. I had never seen it before, but my friends Anne and Fooke practically forced me to try it. And for my own good. I LOVE it :D. I’m currently on season 3…

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16 thoughts on “I’m Reading 5 Books at the Same Time (Help!)

  1. Five books at a time. Awesome!
    I like the idea of reading multiple books at the same time since it makes me self-conscious about what I am reading and helps to focus more and when I am switching books.
    Although, I have never tried 5 at the same time. Maximum I can remember is three, that too, only once and sometimes two. Though I still struggle to form a habit of reading two books at one time.
    Would love to hear more from you on your adventure of reading 5 books. :)

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  2. I really want to try Gilmore girls at some point!! I’ve heard it’s marvellous for booklovers. ;D As for reading multiple books…I do that! But not generally 5.😂 Three is my average, but 2 is what I’m most comfortable with (generally a physical book and an audiobook). Good luck with this lot!! I’ve heard mixed things about Go Set a Watchman but I still plan to try it eventually. When I get brave.😂
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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  3. I can relate to this so much, however instead of reading multiple books at the same time I have tons of books I need to read but I recently got sucked into an addiction for the show Supernatural. Good luck! x

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  4. I only read one book at a time because I’m a simple bookworm :’) BUT OMG I’m kind of jealous that your holidays are only just starting because I’m about to go back to university. Boo. Also I’m very intrigued about those cat stories???

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  5. wait… 5 books at a time is unusual?
    :P I can never stay faithful to one book, I keep on switching all the time, so 2-4 books is a norm for me. Right now I have 5 books started, but two of them are waiting for later and 3 have the “actively reading” status.

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