I started two books this week, Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik which so far has been quite sad. Her character qualities and development remind me of Catherine Cookson's heroines. You know, not the ideal "perfect" beauty. I miss Catherine Cookson...When I was newly married I read all of her books and Agatha Christie's books, just because the library had all of them neatly on the shelves.
I also started The Violets of March by Sarah Jio on my Ipad so I can knit and read at the same time. My local library has an ebook borrowing feature that is quite nice so I'm giving it a try. You should check your library to see if you can "borrow" books as well.
Lastly, I had to buy the Jane Austen Knits issue because I love lace knitting. I'm pining over the photos, okay drooling and wishing desperately I could cast on a lace project, but I have to finish a sweater, a hat and start one more hat before I will allow myself that luxury.
What are you knitting and reading?