I’m Reading 5 Books At Once

Books are AH-MAH-ZING! I find myself buying book after book…completely disregarding the fact that I’m running out of space and I already have 15 books that I still need to read.

With so many amazing peer recommendations, one too many book magazines followed on Flipboard, and over a dozen discounted bookstores within a reasonable distance of my Chicago apartment, can you really blame me?!

As my book pile began to grow I thought:
“Why not read multiple books at the same time?”

I’ve always been a ‘one-book woman.’ When I’m reading a really good book, it consumes me.

So the idea that I could…dare I say…cheat on one book with another seemed impossible.

I also thought:
“Would my mind be able to handle all the different content at once?”

But when you think about it, we watch multiple TV shows in one day — usually in one sitting! So why can’t I do the same with books!

I read a chapter a day for each book and I must say, they compliment each other very well.  Each book taps into a different emotion:

I feel a deep connection with the poems in this book. Any woman who has ever loved, been loved, and been hurt can relate to Milk and Honey.
Beautifully written, Homegoing tells the story of two half-sisters living two vastly different lives in 18th century Ghana, and the impact it has on their generations to come. I’m only in the third chapter, but I am in LOVE.
Need I even explain what this book is about? All I’ll say is that this book taps into my inner romantic. It’s a nice breath of fresh air from the heavy content of Homegoing. Besides, who doesn’t love a good love story?
This book is HILARIOUS! Issa Rae is so incredibly entertaining and she takes me on a stroll down memory lane as she reminisces about her younger years and the little quirks she had. I had them too!
This book came into my life at the right time! I’m on a spiritual journey right now which guided me towards a conscious decision to become celibate until marriage. This book has been very helpful in giving tips, tricks, motivation, and understanding as to the benefits of this choice.


Some books are closer to being finished than others. Be on the lookout for book reviews and a new round of books as I finish these up.

What books are you reading???


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Shayan says:

    I have been a one-book man person too. I used to, dare I say, “binge” on certain novels and then question the meaning of my life after it was over.

    Since the day I started learning a new language, I have been trying to read those same novels in it. The imagery forms really well and I do get my “Aha!” moment too. The biggest problem I face is when my mind stops learning the grammar and the vocabulary and just uses the imagery I have in mind to understand the story again. It is precisely this reason why I also like to have multiple books on my reading list at the same time. It gives my brain the shock it needs to start noticing the grammar and learn new words in the process.

    My current books are: The Martian by Andy Weir (I love technical stuff), Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (this one is special for me for various reasons) and Avenger by Frederick Forsyth (my favourite novel ever) 😅

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    1. I’ll have to check out those books! Also, I’m intrigued by your reading novels in a different language! I have Le Petit Prince from my high school French class just hanging out on my bookshelf. I might have to give it a whirl. Thanks for the idea!!

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      1. Shayan says:

        I went through language school and they taught me the rules but my writing had absolutely no personality. In order to do that, I went back to my old method of reading as much literature as I can (the ones I like, unlike the news which is always bad or depressing). I started off with a completely new book. It helped my grammar and vocabulary but I couldn’t exactly understand the nuances or the humour in it, the way it’s supposed to be understood. It was by accident that I found a book I had long ago read over a weekend. I gave it a go and it felt more than just reading.

        It felt new, it felt old.

        It felt perfect.

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  2. Pam Avoledo says:

    I wish I could read multiple books at once! I want to read Everything, Everything, though. Getting me near books at the store is usually a half hour thing, as I leaf through them.

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    1. Everything, Everything is a good and quick read! Check it out 🙂

      Thanks for reading!!!

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