Like many readers out there, I like reading multiple books at once. There are undoubtedly any number of ways folks navigate multi-book reading, but I usually split my reads into four categories so I can easily designate based on mood and situation. Here’s a rough breakdown of how I differentiate all the books I’m reading at any given time.
The Main Event
This one’s pretty obvious. It’s the book I’m most excited about, the one I just have to read right this second. (Alright, it’s more like the book I just had to read about two years ago, and I’ve finally uncovered it again from within my never-ending TBR pile, but, you know.) It’s the book that grabs a hold of you, that makes you want to curl up and get lost inside it forever. Any book you’re particularly excited about can fit into this category.
The Comic Relief
The Brain Workout
The difficult book. To be honest, this book is a challenge to get through. It takes a lot of brainpower and the going can be slow, but at the end, you’ve learned and accomplished something! For me, these are often books in a foreign language or on a topic that I find difficult to understand.
Readers, how do you break down your reads? If you see any overlap with your own habits, or have a completely unique strategy, let us know in the comments!