Do you read more than one book at a time? For awhile, I have gone back and forth about whether it is good for me to simultaneously read multiple books or just stick to reading one at a time. HELP!
Currently, I have two physical books and one audio book going, but I am making really slow progress on them all — slower than my typical pace. When I decide that I want to read multiple books, it’s usually because my TBR list has gotten out of hand or a friend or bookstagrammer gets me excited about a particular book. Granted, it doesn’t take much for for either, with highly anticipated releases and multiple book clubs. That’s how I got in my present predicament! One of the books that I am reading, WonderLand by Emory R. Frie, was the indie pick for last month for Buxom Book Beauties online book club (as you can tell, I am behind on my book club reads). The second book that I am reading is The Dream Thieves (book #2 in the Raven Cycle), by Maggie Stiefvater, that I chose because I loved The Raven Boys, which I read last month after a good friend’s urging, and I had to know what happened next! Lastly, with all of the hype surrounding its series release on Hulu, I decided to download the audio book of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
I don’t find it confusing to read more than one book at a time; that isn’t the problem. I choose very different books when I read multiples, as to not confuse the plots. The problem is how slowly I progress through my reading when I read several books at once. According to Goodreads, I started WonderLand on April 26th. That means, I have been attempting to get through that book for 23 days, and it is only 296 pages!!!
So, my question is, what do you think will help me tackle my enormous TBR list quicker — continuing to read multiple books concurrently (even if it’s a little slower) or read one book at a time (where I could burn through it at a faster pace)? What do you do?