I'm reading Savage Delight by Sara Wolfe, the sequel to Lovely Vicious. I started it on Friday and I'll undoubtedly finish it some time today because it's extremely addictive and keeps dragging me away from all the other stuff I have to do. I'm also partway through Destroy the Joint, a collection of essays by Australian feminists edited by Jane Caro and listening to the audio book of Bad Science by Ben Goldacre, which is about the misinformation and, well, bad science in alternative medicine.
I have two books on the go at the moment. The first book is Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz: a humorously written scientific expose detailing what dogs see, smell, know and perceive in their day-to-day activities. It's one of those books where each chapter is written in segments - it's an easy to read book that you can put down and pick up at your leisure.
The other book is Chris Kyle's autobiographical book American Sniper. I love reading autobiographies. I've only read the first 10 pages and I'm hooked. It's one of those books which you can't put down, unfortunately my current commitments mean I can't read this all in one go. I'm in two minds about seeing Clint Eastwood's movie version - it just wouldn't compare to the book.
I'm trying to read Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I find this period of English history (Tudor times) fascinating but I am really struggling with her prose style. I've persisted so far but..... unless it improves soon I think I may give up!
My husband read a book of short stories by Alan Bennett recently and left the book lying around.... when I picked it up to put it away I started reading one of the stories and remembered how much I had enjoyed them the first time I read them, so I may read those instead of Wolf Hall.
Be prepared - it's not an easy read! The prose style is baffling me as she switches between first and third person with no warning or context and sometimes speech has speech marks and sometimes it doesn't, so it's hard to know if it's being said aloud or just thought.... and she also switches between past and present without any obvious defining characteristics so you have to be quite alert!
Have 'The Murder of Alison Baden-Clay'. Self explanatory.
'Mayday', the story of Qantas' financial woes of past few years.
'Ice, Mud & Blood', the story of climate change seen through the eyes of a Geologist & Geology.
I usually have 3-4 books being read at the same time!
That way I get them back to Library by due date!