My reading list has gotten really short recently. I’m in my final semester of graduate school, and the time it takes to do my courses well and look for a job, and run my business (I have a direct sales business), leave me with little time for personal reading. Another reason why I won’t be reading as much is because if I really like a book, I have a hard time putting it down and doing something else. I’m going to tell you what’s currently on my reading list, and also some of the things I like. In return, I’m going to ask you for recommendations for additional books. I’m going to spend at least some time this fall working on my sewing (I need some new clothes) and so even if I can’t find the time to read a book, I can get the audio version and listen while I sew. I tend to do better focusing on my projects when I have something interesting playing.
So first, here’s what’s on my current reading list:
- Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (currently reading)
- The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (due out October 4)
- Pottermore (I’ve been accepted in to the beta, but haven’t gotten access yet)
Yeah, like I said, it’s a short list. But when you’ve been in grad school, it’s hard to find time for pleasure reading. Especially since I’m focusing on archives and preservation. If I’d been in School Library Media, or wanting to be a librarian at say, a public library, I’d have gotten to take a class or two where the required reading was something akin to pleasure reading. Sadly, all of my reading has been professional of late, although I did find time to read the second novel in the Kane Chronicles series The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan this summer.
- The Mrs. Pollifax novels by Dorothy Gilman
- Anything written by Dick Frances
- Fantasy novels such as Harry Potter or Percy Jackson (Yes, I will read children’s books if they’re good.)
- The Left Behind Series (I haven’t read much Christian fiction recently, but I could pick it up again for the right book.)
- The Ender series by Orson Scott Card
- The Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton (I prefer the earlier novels, up to about book 10. I haven’t read the last several books she published because I don’t like the direction her writing has taken, but would enjoy the genre again if I could find something less like porn and more like a novel.)