Do you read more than one book at a time?

Bookish Question #76 | Do you read more than one book at a time?


I try to only read one novel at a time. I find that if I’m reading two novels, I inevitably forget about one and it languishes, unfinished, while I move onto the next story.

So what do I read?


I read for pleasure, and I review a good proportion of the novels I read (although I don’t review as much as I used to). I find I have to stick to reading one novel at once and write the review before I move onto the next book or I quite literally lose the plot.

The Bible.

Because we’re all reading that, and none of us read the entire sixty-six books in one sitting, right?

Writing craft books.

I’m usually reading at least one writing craft book or taking an online training course. As with my general reading and reviewing, I’ve got a backlog of titles to read … but that doesn’t stop me buying more.


I edit fiction, although I’m not sure if that counts as reading. Sure, I am reading the novel, but at a much slower pace than if I was reading for pleasure. I can read a full-length novel (90,000 words) in a day, but I can only edit at a fraction of that pace.

What about you? Do you read more than one book at a time?

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