Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I totally love the idea of the
Spring Reading Thing!
A big thank you to Katrina
Callapidder Days!

I am an avid reader. I have been since the day, when I was six, that I was home from school, sick in bed, and my mom got B is for Betsy from the library for me to read. I think that was the start of my obsession with series novels, as well as my discovery of how wonderful libraries can be.

As I considered what books I want to read this spring, I decided to challenge myself to read (or finish reading) a total of thirty books - the twenty-five I've listed below, plus the book club picks that I don't yet know about (I'm involved with four different book clubs) and/or a couple additional items I haven't identified yet (that's in case I come upon something I just can't resist). I've tried to include a couple non-fiction with the fiction; both some light-hearted things as well as some more serious reads (but nothing too serious); some young adult selections; a few of my favorite mystery writers; some new releases, some others I've been meaning to read for a while, and even one "classic." This is going to be great fun!
  • Chris Bohjalian - The Double Bind (2007)*
  • Orson Scott Card - Sarah (2000) *
  • Anita Diamant - The Red Tent (1997)
  • Kim Edwards - The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2005)
  • Lisa Gardner - Hide (2007)
  • Ken Grimwood - Replay (1986)
  • Shannon Hale - The Princess Academy (2005)
  • Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms (1929)*
  • Jan Karon - In This Mountain (2002)
  • Sue Monk Kidd - Firstlight: Early Inspirational Writings (2006)
  • Sophie Kinsella - Shopaholic & Baby (2007)
  • John Lescroart - The Suspect (2007)
  • Gerald Lund - Fishers of Men (2000)
  • Gregory Maguire - Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (1999)
  • Betty Mahmoody - Not Without My Daughter (1987)
  • Stephenie Meyer - Twilight (2005)
  • Brandon Mull - Fablehaven (2006)
  • Christopher Paolini - Eragon (2003)
  • Michael Palmer - The Fifth Vial (2007)
  • Jodi Picoult - Actually I haven't decided which one to read. I recently read My Sister's Keeper (which I loved), and I'd really like to read something else Picoult has written, but I don't know which. Do you have any recommendations?
  • Alexander McCall Smith - Tears of the Giraffe (2003)
  • Caroll Spinney - Wisdom of Big Bird (2003)
  • Lisa Unger - Beautiful Lies (2006)
  • Gloria Whelen - Listening for Lions (2005)
  • Stephen White - Dry Ice (2007)

*I've already started reading this one.

NOTE: I've cross-posted this from my "regular" blog. That's where I post about all the aspects of my life, not just the books. Be sure to come visit me there as well here!


  1. AHA!! I found you, and I've bookmarked you to my favorite blog list!! Just love a fellow bookaholic LOL!! I'll be back to check out your reviews...a girl can never have too many books, and I'm always on the prowl for a new author to try!

  2. Have fun reading for your reading challenge. I haven't read any of those books, but I'll see if I can pick a few of them up.

    You might like the Book & Reading Forums.

  3. Wow, that's some list. I don't feel so bad now with mine that will be ever growing.

    Happy Reading.

  4. The Red Tent is a fabulous book.