Thursday, March 20, 2008
My Spring Reading Thing List
Since I totally botched my Fall 2007 challenge, I've been trying to figure out how to best make a list for this one. It's not that I didn't read. I read a LOT of books. It's just that it was hard to plan, especially since I never know what I might be asked to read for my review column at 5 Minutes for Mom.
I will also be taking an incredible week-long beach trip in May with my husband (which means lots of reading while sitting on the beach), and two airplane trips (totally alone) in April, which also means much time for reading, so that will enable me to get in more than a standard amount of reading.
These are some of the fiction titles sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I predict that I will read 6 to 10 novels with many of them from this list hopefully:
Payback by Melody Carlson
Symphony of Secrets by Sharon Hinck
Girls in Trucks
The Host by Stephanie Meyer (I haven't read the Twilight books, but have heard she's great)
Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert
Harry Potter number 5 (and maybe 6 and 7)
Biography/Memoir/Humor/Travel--I predict that I will read 7 or more from this genre. Okay, it's not really "a" genre, but many times it crosses over (like the travel memoir I just read and loved, Almost French), and this is what I've been reaching for first when I have a moment to read. If the library at the beach resort has books in this category, I will probably choose them over a novel, so I may add some interesting titles to the list that are just waiting for me to read them.
The Middle Place (I'm halfway through this one now)
The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs (I just finished listening to his first book, The Know-It-All, which was hysterical, and a great choice as an audiobook--very well done).
Three Cups of Tea
Three Weeks with my Brother by Nicholas Sparks
The Film Club
The Woman Who is Always Tan and Has a Flat Stomach
Honeymoon with my Brother
Road Map to Holland
Other Non-Fiction--I predict 4 to 8 of these will get read:
The DNA of Relationships
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Experiencing the Resurrection (you can enter to win your own copy HERE this week)
Mom, You Make it All Better
Date Night in a Minivan
The Busy Mom's Devotional
The Next Level
Generation NeXt Marriage
With Amanda--I debated about whether to make a goal here, because I've been awful about reading aloud to her (we are both reading--a LOT--just not together). However, when I saw Katrina's list, I decided to add this in. Amanda's been reading fantasy (you can read her reviews and enter to win two of these books HERE and HERE).
A Wrinkle in Time (the new cover is awesome--much better than the old one I picked up at a used bookstore anticipating the time when Amanda would read it). We'll either read it aloud or separately, but together.
Have you read--and loved--any on this list? Which of these books sound compelling to you?