Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Reading Thing 2011

Good evening, peeps.  (well, it's evening when I'm working on this post.)  One of the things I love about the book blog community is how we will take whatever excuse available to have a challenge and encourage each other in reading.  That being said, Fall Into Reading (the vall version of this event) was my favorite challenge of last year.  So when Callapidder Days decided to host Spring Reading Thing again this year, I was all "HECK YES!"

Basically Spring Reading Thing is an event that runs the length of spring and in which we challenge ourselves to push a little more.  Doesn't matter what the challenge is, just something personal for us to attempt to achieve.  Last fall, I challenged myself to read 50 books.  I fell far short, but I learned a lot about my reading habits. So as my overall goal for this year is to read at least 100 books, I thought that I should make my goals in the Spring Reading Thing to help me accomplish my goals.  I so far have read 22 books, a little behind, but completely accomplishable.  I have decided to challenge myself to get a little ahead and read 35 books during the Spring Reading Thing.  Either way, it’s getting to be beautiful outside, so wonderful porch reading weather.  I’ve have complied a list of some books I want to get read in the next couple of weeks.  Figured I get these read and then have several “slots” for fun, spontaneous reading.
  1.  Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
  2.  Under the SKin - Michel Faber
  3.  Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  4.  The Color Purple - Alice Walker
  5.  Matched - Ally Condie
  6.  Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
  7.  Firelight - Sophie Jordan
  8.  The Synthesis - Jason Letts
  9.  The Dark Divine - Bree Despain
  10.  Portal - Imogen Rose
  11.  Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
  12.  Delirious - Daniel Palmer
  13.  The Saphire Talsimen -Brenda Pandos
  14.  Solid - Shelley Workinger
  15.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
Anybody else participating in Spring Reading Thing?  What are your reading goals for this spring?  I'm so glad that spring is finally here, and I believe I have some awesome books set up to read this spring.  What about you?

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad we're doing this together again!
    I still have a lot of books but this time she said that we could replace books on list with others so I think I'll do quite a bit better -- I hope.

    Good luck!