Well it's that time of the year again! Katrina at Callapidder Days is issuing out the command to get our reading lists out and done!
I started these twice-yearly challenges because I thought it would be fun to share my love of reading with other bloggers and to push myself to read some books I might not otherwise read, or to finish some books I had started and then abandoned & stashed under my bed. I thought there were probably others out there who would appreciate the accountability and encouragement that a challenge can provide. And along the way, I discovered there were lots of people who — whether they needed the extra push or not — loved to share what they planned or hoped to read during the upcoming months.This year I'm doing things a bit differently than how I normally do these challenges. I usually use just my library books for the challenge, either by using what I already had checked out or getting a bunch of new ones specifically for this challenge. However, since one of my reading goals in 2011 was to read less library books in order to read more of my own books, I only have 3 books from the library checked out. Therefore my list for this challenge consists of the review books that I need to read/review from now until 6/20. Reading has slowed down a bit since starting work but I am confidant that I will be able to finish all these (and just a little more) before the end of the challenge.
So that’s the point of the Spring Reading Thing: sharing some reading goals with all the other participants and doing it in a way that works for you. If you want to push yourself, go for it! Or if you just want to share what you’re hoping to get around to reading before June, that works too. The most important thing is to read this spring, to enjoy it, and to share that enjoyment with others.
Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang
On Hummingbird's Wings by Lauraine Snelling
Springtime of the Spirit by Maureen Lang
Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis
Heart of Lies by Jill Marie Landis
40 by Travis Thrasher
Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
49 books in 3 months? Totally doable. Plus I have to write reviews for all these. That's where the fun will be. This main list is a bit bigger than my past lists BUT my final list at the end of the challenge won't be that much bigger (aka I'm not going to be reading an extra 100 books like I normally do). So it all evens out in the end.