Sunday Book Club: Currently Reading

Posted October 30, 2016 by meezcarrie in Sunday Book Club / 42 Comments

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Happy Sunday morning, my friends!!

Last week, I did a post on Bookish Gift Ideas (still time to enter the GIVEAWAY!) and one of the items I featured was the Bookish-Type Candles set from Novelly Yours. One of the candles is called “Currently Reading” which is one of my very favorite scents. (Plus, there’s a great coupon code available exclusively for my readers so head over to the post and take advantage of the deal!)

But I went into all of that to say this: Anytime I hear the phrase “currently reading”, at least 5 books pop into my head. Because while I really do only read one book at a time, I always have several more on my mind, waiting to be read. Needing to be read.

Right now for instance – I am currently reading My Enemy, My Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes (and loving it!). The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran is next. And there are several on my heart that I want to find time to read SOON SOON SOON – like Amber Lynn Perry’s series and Jennifer Rodewald’s Red Rose Bouquet and the Drew Farthering Mysteries by Julianna Deering.

And then there are the books I’ve read recently that are still hanging around in my heart. Like The Lady & The Lionheart by Joanne Bischof.

Ok… now it’s your turn. What books are YOU currently reading? Are you strictly a one-book-at-a-time reader or do you have several going at once?


42 responses to “Sunday Book Club: Currently Reading

  1. carylkane

    Good Morning, Carrie! Yesterday I finished reading At Every Turn by Anne Mateer. I like to read one book at a time. I’ll decide on my next read sometime this afternoon.

    Have a blessed SON-day! (((((HUGS)))))

  2. Marylin Furumasu

    Hi Carrie,
    I’m usually a one book reader. Last night I finished Pepper Basham’s book, A Twist of Faith. It was really good. Right now I started Dee Henderson’s book, Taken. I’m looking forward to getting into it.

    • Cyndi

      I’m also typically a one-book-at-a-time reader but will occasionally have one going on kindle. I just now finished Davis Bunn’s “Domino Effect”… Oh.My.Goodness!!! This is one I will mull over a bit! Loved it!

      • Marylin Furumasu

        I almost Domino Effect. It looked so good but I’m a BIG fan Dee Henderson so I got a couple of her books. I won an opportunity to get a few books from the publishing company so I chose Dee’s books. Thanks for the info Domino. It’s now on my wish list.

  3. I have to read one book at a time. I don’t like pulling my head and emotions in too many directions by having multiple stories in my head at once. I am currently reading “Leaving Oxford” by Janet Ferguson. Next up is Finding Margo by the brilliant Jen Turano. And then it is The Thorn Healer by the lovely Pepper Basham. The Thorn Keeper (Pepper Basham), Newton & Polly (Jody Hedlund), and Can’t Help Falling (Kara Isaac) are a few still lingering with my bookish soul.

    • Winnie Thomas

      Rachel, I think you and I must have the same reading taste. I’ve read Leaving Oxford, The Thorn Keeper, and Can’t Help Falling and loved them all, and the other three you mentioned are in my TBR–soon pile.

  4. ~JJ

    Just started reading The Honorable Heir by Laurie Alice Eakes–and enjoying it so far. I have several books going all the time. On my “currently reading” list I usually have the following: a devotional for personal growth, the Bible Study book I’m currently teaching, the Bible Study book I’m looking to teach next, an Audible book I listen to when I drive, the book I’m reading for book club,and one I’m reading for pure pleasure. I’ll let you guess which category LAE’s work falls under. 😉

  5. Melissa

    My memory is so bad I have to stick with one book at a time. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep up with what’s going on with each story. I’m reading through Jill Williamson’s “Blood of Kings” series right now. Finished the first yesterday and intended to just start the second. 300 pages (~1/2 way point) later, I realized I did a bit more than just start it. :-/

  6. Rebecca Maney

    I prefer to read one book at a time, but it’s not uncommon for me to be reading one print book and one digital book at the same time. I just finished “The Promise of Rayne” by Nicole Deese . . . . . . loved it! You will love Amber Perry’s books and “Red Rose Bouquet” will make my top ten books of the year, without a doubt. It’s unforgettable!

  7. Andrea Stephens

    I’m typically a one book at a time girl. Lately, I’ve made the exception by listening to one book while doing dishes and other boring tasks. I got confused once because I was listening to a book with a similar theme to the one I was reading, lesson learned, different genres, different time periods. I recently read 2 Barbour collections. “Blue Ribbon Brides” and one that isn’t out yet, one of the stories is particularly touching. There are always a few books lurking around my heart, “Forgiveness” by Marianne Evans, the lesson is hanging around. I loved Kara Isaac’s “Can’t Help Falling”. I think I’ll stick with happy, light stories. This time of year is difficult, open enrollment insurance decisions, it’s all too much.

  8. I just finished reading The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller (coming in February from Kregel). I think Heyer lovers will thoroughly enjoy it, and it’s got a gorgeous cover. 🙂

    And Drew thanks you for your consideration and hopes you find much to enjoy in his adventures

  9. Great question Carrie! At minimum, I’ve pretty much always got an audiobook and an ebook in progress, so I can have something with me to read no matter the situation. Sometimes a print book too, if I have one I want to read in that format. But I try not to start a second book in a given format until I finish the current one, or the partially finished books will multiply and I’ll risk letting something sit so long I forget what came before and having to start over.

    I’m currently reading Mike Nappa’s Annabel Lee in audio format, The Promise of Jesse Woods in print, and a parenting ebook on my Kindle and cell phone. I have so many books vying for next up in each format that I have to keep lists to keep them all straight. 🙂

  10. Janice Moore

    I like reading one book at a time. I am now on “Pointe and Shoot” and it is very good! I listen to an audio book in the car, and it is “Chasing Sunsets”.

  11. Winnie Thomas

    I usually like to read one book at a time, but occasionally I’ll have two going. I try not to do more than that, though, as my brain doesn’t compartmentalize easily anymore! LOL I just finished Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren a couple of days ago. So good! I’m currently reading and loving The Promise of Rayne by Nicole Deese. Next up are The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham, Maybe It’s You by Candace Calvert, Ordinary Snowflakes (novella) by Jennifer Rodewald to name a few. Must. Read. Faster! Too many books, too little time! 😀

  12. I often have more than one book going at any given time…a mix of fict and non, usually. Right now, I’m finishing Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker (let’s leave her current politics/doctrine of this, shall we? That book is exceptionally thought provoking), and I’m starting All for Anna by Nicole Deese. Next up, The Joy of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges, and Finding Margo by Jen Turano.

    • Carrie

      I love Jen Hatmaker’s books – I heard Beth Moore say one time that we don’t have to always throw the baby out with the bath water as people of faith. We can disagree on some things and still find much truth in what someone says! As long as we remain discerning.

  13. I have two going right now. I’m reading a physical copy of The Shadow and the Storm by Conilynn Cossette, and the Kindle copy of The Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner.

  14. Susan

    I usually have one ‘real’ book going, with one on my tablet as well. My eyes do better with the tablet later in the evening. Sometimes, I listen to a book from hoopla during my commute.

    We have something else in common. I always have the anticipation of the next read as well. And, yes, there are some stories that resonate long after I have finished with the book. The Lady and the Lionheart is a story I gave recommended to many.

  15. MH

    Halfway through Raptor 6 by Ronie Kendig. Can’t wait to dig into the next book in the series.
    I’m mostly a one book at a time gal but ended up reading Finding Margo by Jen Turano alongside Raptor 6 (thus I’m still in the middle of Raptor 6 but managed to finish Finding Margo).

  16. just got started reading The Silent Songbird (ARC copy) by Melanie Dickerson. I love Melanie’s stories, and glad to (finally) be reading one of hers again.
    I do hold to one book at a time (mostly) but I do reviews also and my goal is to post a review every week (Tuesdays are review days) I also do review blitz where I review several books in a series back to back, and that’s always fun!

  17. I definitely prefer reading one book at a time – but sometimes if the books isn’t very good and I still don’t want to DNF it (for whatever reason) I’ll have at least one other started so I can read like a chapter of the not-very-good one to every 8-10 chapters of the one I’m actually enjoying. I don’t really decide what book I’ll read next when I’m still working on one, because my mood might change and I might want to read something else by the time I finish it. Currently though, I’m reading – and not even halfway through – a 500+ page book called Villains by Necessity by Eve Forward. It’ll be awhile before I get to start anything else, that’s for sure.

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