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!

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
Mrs. Perfect--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)
Beautiful Boy--No
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
Gorgeously Green--No
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).


Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

You did very well! We had a few similarities on our list, but you did much better than I did with having a wide variety of subjects. I have fallen off with my reading with my Favorite Boy. He reads so much on his own that I let it slide. I do want to start that again!

Katrina said...

Great job, Jennifer. You really read a lot! Camden and I haven't been reading together lately. We did read one book this spring, but that's it. He's reading lots on his own, so I guess it's okay. I would like to read Wrinkle in Time with him, though... it's on the shelf.

Julie said...

You did a great job, and I enjoyed reading all your reviews. Now I have a whole new list of books to read lol.

Barbara H. said...

Wow, what a long and varied list! I enjoyed Sharon Hinck's Symphony of Secrets, too, though not quite as much as her other books. I need to read Having a Mary Heart some time.

Much Ado said...

wow, you did great Jennifer! As I was looking down your list, I was like "oh, yes, that's one I want to read"....we must have similar taste. Now I'm going back to your post to check out some of the reviews, especially the year of living biblically one - the concept of that book fascinates me, so I am interested in how you found reading it.

Susanne said...

Wow, your list is amazing!

Lisa writes... said...

Note to self: quit reading everyone's reading recaps. YOu only feel guilty for the little bit of reading you accomplished and who needs more guilt?


Seriously, great list! I've got The Host packed to take beachside with me next week!

alisonwonderland said...

it looks like you accomplished a lot! i'm going to have to take a look at many of your reviews. happy summer!