Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Reading Thing 2011


Today is the first day of spring and that means the Spring Reading Thing of 2011 is underway!  It's a fun, low-key challenge to get some reading done!  You can go here for some of the details.  Again this spring my choices are going to be a bit of a mish mash of goals.  I have some that will be review books, some non-fiction which is always a challenge for me, and I'm adding some out of my book basket because it is starting to overflow and then, of course, I will have some from the library that I just couldn't leave behind.  As always there will be a couple of spaces to add review books as I get the requests.  So far this year I am reading at a slower pace than last year so I'm hoping I get through this list.  So many books I want to read and I have so much less time than I would like.  Looking forward to reading all your lists too, and I'm sure I will be adding to my want to read list as I do that.  But here's my choices for this spring:




1.  "Lazarus Awakening" by Joanna Weaver - (for review).  Finding your place in the heart of God.

2.  "Feed Your Pet Right" by Marion Nestle (finishing).  Because we're trying to make up our minds about the commercial dog food industry.

3.  "How to Raise the Perfect Dog Through Puppyhood and Beyond" by Cesar Millan - I wanted some specific suggestions for certain things and I like his show, so the book seemed the obvious choice.

4.  "God's Guest List - Welcoming Those Who Influence Our Lives" by Debbie Macomber - I'm pretty sure my friend Faith reviewed and recommended this one, but I couldn't find the post to link to.  Okay, so Faith just let me know it wasn't her.  Well, I have no idea then where I saw this but I know they said it was good.  LOL.

5.  "The Kitchen Boy - A Novel of the Last Tsar" by Robert Alexander- reviewed by Carrie and it sounded like something I would really like.

6.  "Undressing the Moon" by T. Greenwood - looked interesting on the library shelf so into the bag it went

7.  "Secrets" by Robin Jones Gunn - choice from my book basket

8.  "Standing in the Rainbow" by Fannie Flagg - choice from the book basket.  I think it was on the fall into reading list too.  Oh well.

9.  "The Midwife of St. Petersburg" by Linda Lee Chaikin - from my book basket

10.  "Unlocked" by Karen Kingsbury (finishing from my book basket)

 11.  "The Purple Book" by Rice Broocks & Steve Murrell - study in discipleship that my ladies group is doing

12.  "Experiencing the Ressurection" by Henry & Mel Blackaby - getting myself focused on the meaning of Easter

So there you have it.  I better get to it.  If you'd like to join the challenge or find some great reads, check out the link at Callapider Days, our hostess.

30 comments:

Leah said...

lol..ok i just clicked on about four of the books on your list that i think i might enjoy to!! yah! thanks!

Trish said...

Flagg and Kingsbury are two of my favorite authors, so I think I'll need to check out some of the others on your list.

Happy reading!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Wow! You sure read a lot faster than I do! I'm impressed by your list.

Robin McCormack said...

Dropping in from Katrina's. Your selections all look good. My wishlist is going to get bigger.

Nise' said...

Going to have to check out the Debbie Macomber book. Have a great reading Spring.

Lisa notes... said...

I know what you mean about adding as you go. It’s impossible to predict exactly what I will read over the course of a few months so I listed at least a minimum. You’ve got a great variety in your list. Hope you have fun!

Amy said...

Those are mostly new titles to me. Enjoy you reading. Challenges like this are fun!

Amy @ Missional Mama

Faith said...

lol...as soon as I saw the author of God's Guest List from your list here, I realized that YES...I DID do a book review by Debbie McCumber...but it was her nonfiction book entitled One Simple Act: The Power of Generosity! This book list has a couple that I wanna try...i'll post my list later tonite....(they don't all have to be Christian books right?? because i do like secular ones too!)

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Looks good, Susanne! I didn't realize Joanna Weaver had another book out -- I'll have to look into that one. Enjoy your spring reading, and thanks for being part of the challenge!

Barbara H. said...

Looks like a good variety! I haven't read any of those. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of Unlocked. I didn't pick it up because I felt like I pretty much knew the story from one of her other books where the characters made a movie based on it. But I hate to pass up a new Kingsbury.

alisonwonderland said...

I love photos of book piles! Happy reading!

Lizzie said...

Love the photo, happy reading! Mine are half in a pile and half on my Nook. :)

Carrie said...

I'm very interested in what you think of that Macomber book! I read one of her Christmas titles and loved it! Have wondered about her general fiction. Do make sure to share (if you would, please!) =D Highly curious.

Amy said...

Fun List!
I love Karen Kingsbury and have enjoyed all of her novels that I have read...but I have yet to read Unlocked, so I am anxious to see what you think of it!

Happy Spring and Happy Reading!

Jackie H. said...

I enjoy Karen Kingsbury a lot too! I also love to Watch Ceaser Milan and I don't even have a dog. lol

Angie said...

I have never read a Karen Kingsbury book but I hear such good things about her books. I may need to change that. ;)

Happy Reading! :)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Since I'm retired, I have more reading time than you do. It sounds like you accomplish a lot.

Ruth said...

Unlocked was a great read and an interesting look at autism. I always enjoy a Karen Kingsbury book. Happy reading!

musicalmary said...

Great list! I cannot believe how many books I'm wanting to read browsing through all these Spring Reading Thing links! Excellent... so glad I found your blog!

~Mary
http://www.homegrownlearners.com

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors! I have One Simple Act on my list this spring, it's my first non-fiction book of hers.

alisonwonderland said...

Looked interesting on the library shelf so into the bag it went.

That phrase made me seriously smile! Happy reading!

Liz said...

I've read Unlocked and loved it. It was my first time reading anything by Kingsbury. I'm slowly going to have to make my way through her other books. I like Blackaby, too, but I've only read one of his books.

Samantha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your booklist looks great. I've even added 'The Kitchen Boy' to my TBR list, because it sounds like my kind of book!

Jennifer said...

I don't know why I even bother to look at other people's Spring Into Reading posts because it just adds books to my to-read list!! Some of your titles sound good! I have read Unlocked, and it was a good one. Happy Spring Reading!

Veggiemomof2 said...

We've read alot of the same books! I liked God's Guest List,& Unlocked was ok, but I don't like books that make me cry.

Happy Reading!

Gigi Ann said...

You have quite a lineup of books to read this Spring. I'm afraid I only listed four, but I also have a few other reading challenges also. Happy Spring Reading!

Thanks for your visit to My Reading Corner today.

Lisa said...

The fiction on your list looks great - I love sound of The Kitchen Boy. Will be adding that onto a future list.

Graywolfie said...

Wow...there are quite a few books on your list that are interesting - and I didn't know about them till now...
Hmmm...now I've to go check them out...heheee...

ms.schwiet said...

Susanne I went through a phase where I read every dog book the library had...I'll have to check out your other blog (which by the way is amazing) and see how you enjoyed those books

jamiely78 said...

Great list! I read Unlocked not too long ago and really like it. Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors. hope you enjoy it!