Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Reading Thing 2011

March 20 - June 20
Hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days

Spring Reading Thing 2007 was my first ever reading challenge, and I'm excited to participate again this year! (The details of the challenge are here.) Here is my list of twenty-one books I hope to read (or finish reading) during the thirteen weeks of this challenge:
  • All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

  • Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman

  • Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney

  • Far from You by Lisa Schroeder

  • The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

  • Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

  • Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression by Ida Lichter*

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • No Going Back by Jonathan Langford*

  • Of Pigs, Pearls, and Prodigals: A Fresh Look at the Parables of Jesus by John Bytheway

  • Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

  • The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman

  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

  • Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

  • The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

*Already started reading.


  1. Wow, Alison!
    Never Let Me Go, Code Orange, The Housekeeper and the Professor, AND The Invention of Hugo Cabret? I can't even decide which to tell you was my favorite of those four books.

    Other than Code Orange (which is still a great book) all have made my best reads of the year lists when I read them. Hugo Cabret for the win!

    Have a great spring reading.

  2. Our book group really liked Code Orange and it brought up great topics to talk about. I don't think I've read any of the others but you sure are tempting me to join up. I have a whole room of books I could finally get to!!

    Good luck and keep us posted on reviews.

  3. Some great books on your list and quite a few that I want to read too! Enjoy.

  4. Great list. I have not read any of them! :)

  5. You've got quite a beefy list. Hope you have great fun working through it!

  6. What a fun list. Good luck and happy reading.

  7. Looks good! My tween read the Hugo Cabret book a while back and I keep meaning to read it, too...just haven't yet. I didn't even realize Jodi Picoult had a new book out. I'll have to check it out. Enjoy all your spring reading!

  8. Looks like you're going to have lots of great reading!

  9. What a great list!
    Happy Spring and Happy Reading!

  10. raidergirl: I guess I made some good picks! :)

    Inside a Book: You ought to join the challenge!

    Nise': Thanks for stopping by!

    Pattie: I'm always amazed - thinking that I'm well read - by all the books I've never even heard of!

    Lisa: Thanks! I'm looking forward to it!

    Utah Mom: Thanks!

    Katrina: My nieces read and loved Hugo Cabret, which prompted my sister to read it, which prompted her to recommend it to me! Thanks for continuing to host this fun challenge!

    Susanne: I do hope so!

    Amy: I'm looking for some nice spring weather to go along with the reading! Hopefully soon ...

  11. Happy reading, Alison! And Happy Spring too!