Down to the Wire, Up to Our Hips — in Books!

We're getting down to the wire here at the Summer Reading Club headquarters: the end is near! Well, the end of summer reading is approaching. (For this club, it's the Sunday of or after the autumnal equinox. This year, that's September 27, the first day of Fall for the Book!)

How are you doing with your reading? Have you deviated from your list, attracted by shiny new (or new to you) books? Or are you focused on what you want to read, book reviews be damned?

I'm cheating on my original book list. (As usual.)

I like the idea of a guideline, but I also like to deviate from my pre-approved script of reading when I read about a "great new book" from Book Riot, stumble across a great book in the library or one of my reading cohorts lets me know what's on their nightstand or Audible list.

Since Memorial Day, I've consumed about 3o books, and I have bookmarks in a few others.

Here are the books currently on my nightstand:
  1. The Monk
  2. Prisoner of the Devil
  3. The Dalai Lama's Cat
  4. Alexander Hamilton
  5. Everything I Never Told You
  6. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
  7. Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Life 
  8. The Book of the Unknown: Tales of the Thirty-Six
A couple of those books have deadlines  — I plan to meet one of the authors, for example, and I'm seeing a musical based on another of the books. The rest will be read when I pick them up, which is a nice way to approach a book.
How has your reading progressed? Are you keeping to your list, or are you veering off when something else good comes along? Let me know!