I also have a lot of books going at a time and several more staring at me from a pile, trying to throw a guilt trip on me for not reading them yet and far more that I really really really ought to pick up from the library at some point.
but at the moment the one that I am most ignoring (but I'll finish it this weekend, I have a flight with a long layover
) is Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I read it in high school in English but came across a German copy for $1 last summer and picked it up and thought I should read it.... it is interesting and the language is beautiful but somehow I got kinda sidetracked and it is, as I said, being ignored.
the one I most recently started is called Planet Germany, by Eric T. Hansen, an American who moved to Germany in the 80s and later became a journalist. it is in German, and it's pretty funny, altho I think as an American I am far from the target audience.
also waiting in the wings is Berlin Alexanderplatz, which I think I really *ought* to enjoy but the first chapter or so really didn't draw me in so it got set aside and I'll probably have to start over when I get back to it.
on the English side of things, mostly I'm reading in my Hindi, Urdu and Finnish grammar books.
funny, I guess. the only stuff I read in my own language for fun these days is foreign grammar.