I find it ironic that in an effort to neither cheat nor fall behind, I felt like I had to put reading on hold. I definitely did not want to start any new books (and I have a couple of books waiting in the wings for the official start day, which is Sunday).
Luckily, I came up with a solution for my reading needs in the meantime: reread a book I already have. I relatively recently got Straight Man by Richard Russo back from being loaned out, and realized I could just read that until Sunday.
If you haven't already read this book, I highly, highly recommend it! Cannonballers, if you are looking for a book to add to your CBR-II reading list, put this one on there.