I have begun my reading year with The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2 and I am enjoying it so much that I’ve decided to continue reading it during lunch every day for the rest of the month and a little into next month until I am finished with it. Most of the collection is taken up with short stories and are perfect for my half-hour lunches at the library when I get them. Certain days, Monday and Wednesday, I only work a few hours, so I don’t get a lunch at work, but even on those days and other days I don’t work, I’m going to continue reading Sherlock Holmes at lunch.
Does this mean Sherlock Holmes is the only thing I’ll be reading for the next month or so? No. During the evenings, I plan to start putting a dent in those piles of book I mentioned previously, specifically books I’ve taken out of the library:
- The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, the first in the Ripley series.
- Cover Her Face by P.D. James, the first in the Adam Dagliesh series.
- Sixkill by Robert Parker, the 40th in the Spenser series, as read by Joe Mantegna.
Besides those three, I only have one other book scheduled for this month: Goldfinger by Ian Fleming as read by Simon Vance. I’m reading that as part of the Shaken, Not Stirred audiobook challenge, with a discussion to take place on Twitter on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 P.M. Eastern Time followed by the movie Goldfinger.
So what books are you planning to read for the rest of the month of January? Do you read books during your lunch hour? Or do you have other specific times that you read?