It's time!! Katrina is hosting another challenge. It really is a blog-community highlight for me. I'm much busier now than I have been for her other challenges, but I still am hoping to get around to read the other entrant's lists. It's one of my favorite blogging community events! I have been out of town since Friday, so I feel like I'm coming late to the party, but you can still join in through Wednesday (to be eligible for the prizes). I did not have the energy to format all the links, but you can use this link to open up a new window at amazon.com so that you can check out any titles that interest you.
The following is a mix of books that I am reading purely by personal choice, as a reviewer for my weekly column at 5 Minutes for Mom (check in every Monday for reviews and giveaways of fiction, parenting, marriage, women's interest and more). I am also trying to finish up two challenges, so some of these books carry over from Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books
Challenge and A Life in Book's Armchair Traveler Challenge.
This list is HUGE. However, with my reviewing responsibility for 5 Minutes for Mom, I am reading a lot more, and I think I read a lot more quickly as well. I imagine that I will read most, but not all of these books, and will probably end up reading some titles that are not on this list, specifically review titles that really interest me and come up. I had only started my column two-thirds into the Spring Reading Challenge, and I reported reading so much more than I ever thought I would in my wrap up post.
Dangerous Admissions by Jane O'Connor
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen**
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Sisterchicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn*
The Dead Whisper On by T.L. Hines
A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin
Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
A Shadow of Treason by Tricia Goyer
The Cure by Athol Dickson
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini**
Every Woman's Marriage by Shannon Ethridge
The Ten Minute Marriage Principle by Douglas Weiss
Finding Ever After by Robert S. Paul (in progress and loving it)
The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley
Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
Screamfree Parenting by Hal Runkel (just started this one--LOVE it and NEED it)
My Life, Unscripted by Tricia Goyer
Math Doesn't Suck by Danica McKellar
Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle by Shannon Ethridge
What your Daughter Isn't Telling You by Susie Shellenberger
Confessions of an Irritable Mother by Karen Hossink
Mosaic by Amy Grant
A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary*
The Complete Book of Aunts by Rupert Christiansen
A Fish on a Bicycle by Robert McManus (it's been in progress for a while, and I want to finish)
Margin by Richard Swensen (which I think was on an earlier list--I want to get to this one)
The Art of Civilized Conversation*
I'd like to finish reading Little Women aloud. It's quite a hefty tome, but we are both enjoying it, so hopefully I'll give it more attention and finish well before the end of Fall.
Other Kid Stuff:
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
*I am editing this Monday to morning to say that these are titles from unfinished challenges that I might not honestly get to.
**These are challenge titles that I am going to try to read, because I want to.