I am usually reading more than one book at a time. Sometimes it is for work, other times it is just to break things up. Besides the "Year of" books I've been writing about I recently read the following:
Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future By Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Charlotte V. Kuh - Read my review of this on the Internet Review of Books
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barabara Ehrenreich.
I am currently reading JavaTrekker by Dean Cycon. Owner of Dean's Beans. I will be co-leading a discussion of this book in Orange, Massachusetts later this month, where I will meet Dean himself.