As I've said many times I read a lot, and to save money I buy used books and check out e-books from the library. We're 9 miles from the library so we save gas, time and money by checking books out electronically. Unfortunately it's usually a bit of a wait to get the books I want. They have loads of audio books, but I'm too hyperactive to listen to books, 10 things would distract me from listening. So I put the books I want on hold and wait to move up the list to get them. We're allowed to put 5 books at a time on hold.
At the beginning of January I put Finders Keepers by Stephan King, Brooklyn by Coln Toibin, SPQR by Mary Beach, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanighi and The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende on my hold list. Well guess what, after waiting almost 2 months they became available, all of them at the same time. I now have 14 days to read them all.
So I've been plowing through them. I read while I eat, but I don't usually use my Kindle, just a regular book because I don't want to get messy fingerprints all over my screen. But time being of the essence I've put away the paperback I'd started, The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett and started reading all my e-books.
I finished Finders Keepers, it's a follow up to Mr. Mercedes and I liked it better, I usually "enjoy" Stephen King books, he knows what frightens me.
I then read The Japanese Lover and really enjoyed it, I know I need to read more Isabel Allende books.
And now I'm reading When Breath Becomes Air, it's not a long book, but not one you can rush through.
Next up will be Brooklyn and then SPQR.
That's what's ahead for me for a while.