I can't even make this up.
This is how many books I'm currently in the middle of and I just need to finish one (or two, ideally) like right now, because I'm waiting on two very-much-desired holds to come in via the Kindle from the library. That'll put me at 8 current books if I don't get going here...
Raymie Nightingale. This was from the book order and I grabbed it to pre-read, thinking it'd be a contender for a read aloud. A DiCamillo book is usually a winner in some way or another. It turned into my blow-drying read: I read it while I blow-dry my hair. It's not terrible, but it's not that great, in my opinion. I see the value in it, as a middle-grade book; there's a lot of value actually. But I just am not loving it enough to cruise through it. I do a few chapters a day.
In the Woods. This sat in my car for a week because it was going to be my "I need to get my tire fixed and will need something to read for at least an hour while I wait"-book. I'm scared because I didn't like Tana French's second book (The Likeness) in this series, so I wanted to give myself a do-or-die situation with this one, to really give it a chance. Now I've only got a week to finish it and I'm like 1/6 of the way in. Sigh.
Ashes. This has been my before-bed read. A couple of chapters a night. Slowly but surely. I've been waiting for it to be released since 2011 and there's a sense of I-don't-want-this-series-to-end happening here.
The Mothers. My current audiobook. I like it. But I get distracted with podcasts SO easily. I have one or two that come out each weekday and those always take precedent over an audiobook.
The Girl Who Lied. I downloaded this for a dollar a few months ago when I didn't have anything to read, got a few chapters in, and liked it well enough, but I own it and library books always take precedent over books I own. It's just sitting there, waiting for all other options to be exhausted.
The Family Jewels. I had preordered this Rose Gardner book 6 months in advance. When it showed up, I read a little bit and then stopped because I need to conserve and preserve: the next one doesn't come out until April. I just need to read it already but I need to finish all of these library books first...
In addition to all of that, I like to pick my way through The Happiness Project again each winter, and Angi sent me a gorgeous two-volume edition of all the Little House books for my birthday. So I'd love to re-read that right now.
I really do believe I make things more difficult than they have to be, like times a million. It reminds me of Michael and the deer-hunting story.
What are your reading habits? Less abnormal than mine, I'm guessing?