Thursday, June 19, 2008
Spring Reading Thing 2008 Wrap-up
Here was my dilemma I posted for my SRT list:
Since I've been writing my book column at 5 Minutes for Mom (almost a year now!), it's much harder to predict what I might be reading three months in advance, so my Fall into Reading participation was sort of "off."
These are my original predictions and I've added the results in bold. I had some ambitious goals--trying to accurately pinpoint what I'd read--and I am quite pleased overall.
See you in the Fall!
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. Read 8 and listened to one audiobook--GOAL!
Payback by Melody Carlson--Not read
Symphony of Secrets by Sharon Hinck--Review
Girls in Trucks--Yes
Carpool Diem--Read half of it, and stopped because it didn't grab me.
The Host by Stephanie Meyer--Review
Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert--Started and didn't enjoy--somewhat reviewed HERE
Harry Potter number 5 (and maybe 6 and 7)--Nope, but my daughter just started #1, so I gotta get with it again, because I want to read ahead of her.
Certain Girls -- Review
One Good Turn -- review
The Thirteenth Tale -- review
The Quickie by James Patterson (audiobook) -- review
Sweet Caroline -- review
Biography/Memoir/Humor/Travel--I predict that I will read 7 or more from this genre. Read 6 (I'm not sure what I was thinking with that goal?)--Good enough.
The Middle Place (I'm halfway through this one now)--Review
The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs--Review
Three Cups of Tea--Review
Three Weeks with my Brother by Nicholas Sparks--No
The Film Club--No (never got the review copy, although I still really want to read it)
The Woman Who is Always Tan and Has a Flat Stomach--Review
Honeymoon with my Brother--Review
Road Map to Holland--Review (great book and you can still enter to win a copy through Sunday)
Other Non-Fiction--I predict 4 to 8 of these will get read. Read 2 1/2 books and only 1 1/2 were on the list. Fell down on nonfiction that time. I'm okay with that.
Sacred Marriage--Half of it--Review
The DNA of Relationships--No
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World--No
Experiencing the Resurrection -- Read most of it
Mom, You Make it All Better--No, never got the review copy
Date Night in a Minivan--Review
The Busy Mom's Devotional-Didn't really read it, just looked through it.
The Next Level--No
Generation NeXt Marriage--Read parts of it.
Trading Places by Les and Leslie Parrot -- review
With Amanda--Didn't reach this goal.
A Wrinkle in Time --I started it, but Amanda read it all and has requested the next books in the series, which I picked up.
We did all read Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach together (review).