Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's That Time of Year!

Katrina's Spring Reading Thing 2007 was my first ever book challenge, and I'm so excited that it's time for Spring Reading Thing 2008! Because this challenge runs from today until June 19 - which is 13 weeks - I'm going to choose 13 books for the challenge. My goal for the year is 104 books, which requires a two-book-a-week pace, but I want to feel successful with this challenge and also leave some time to possibly read some other things.

  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

  • The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

  • Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

  • Dairy Queen: A Novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

  • Dark Assassin (from the William Monk series) by Anne Perry

  • The First Patient by Michael Palmer*

  • The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff

  • The Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy

  • Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks*

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  • Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich*

*I've already starting reading this one.


  1. Looks like a great list. I am hoping to get through my 9 books :-)

  2. Good list! Dairy Queen is in my must-read pile!

  3. Looks interesting! Dairy Queen sounds good on SO many levels right now:-)

  4. I luuurrve Jodi Picoult. I've never seen Dairy Queen before. Hmmm. :)

    Happy EAster.

  5. Looks good! I read The Book Thief last fall and though it took me a while to get used to the narrator's voice, once I got into it, I loved it. I also want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns since I liked The Kite Runner so much. Thanks for joining SRT '08!

  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns is very well written. It was one of my favorites last year. Happy Reading!

  7. Great list! I'd love to participate too (I did last year) but I'd need to graduate this year so I have to focus more on academic reading... Happy reading!

  8. I really liked "Change of Heart" and hope you do too!

  9. What a great list, Alison! Puts my pathetic little list to shame. :)

  10. Great list! I am looking forward to your review of People of the Book, as this is one I have toyed with the idea of reading. I really enjoyed her one, several years ago which dealt with the plague.
    Happy Reading--