Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009

I am so excited about this challenge as I've always meant to join in on the fun and never have. So this will be my first year and I'm looking forward to participating. I had a hard time at first trying to figure out which books I wanted to read for this but then just went for a wide variety. Here they are in no particular order :) Oh yeah, sorry for double posting the past couple of days but my goal is to be completely caught up with reviews by the end of March.

  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

  • I Choose To Be Happy by Missy Jenkins

  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

  • Blindness by Jose Saramago

  • The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano

  • Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur

  • Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie

  • A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

  • The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higginbotham

I ended up using a mix of books that are either on my challenge lists or that need to be read from my ARC pile. I didn't want to list too many more and overwhelm myself so hopefully I can finish these....and I hope that 10 isn't too much :) In other challenge news, I should probably mention somewhere on my blog that I have joined the Classics Challenge, the 1% Well Read Challenge, and the Orbis Terrarum Challenge but since I'm not making lists for these I was lazy and didn't do separate posts. Sorry to the hosts! Anyways, I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone else is reading for the Spring Reading Thing and all that good stuff.


  1. I think I may join this one too as you can use all the books you have to read anyway for it. I loved the Libba Bray series.

  2. Dar- That is one of things that made me want to join this challenge. It is almost too easy which means I probably won't finish :)

  3. Wow! Lots of challenges and lots of good books. I just added The White Tiger to my TBR list - thanks for mentioning it!

  4. It definitely looks like you'll have plenty of variety in your reading this spring! I'm so glad you decided to join the challenge this time around. Thank you for being part of the fun!

  5. I'm going to play too!! I want to read The White Tiger really bad and I'm going to be picking up Girl She Used To Be today at the library. I I need anymore books from the library huh? Double post away...I enjoy reading them!!

  6. I just finished reading The Girl She Used to Be. It was great. I need to get my review up soon. :)

  7. Great looking list for your Spring reading. I am on the third book of the Gemma Doyle trilogy and am loving it so far!

  8. Looks like a great list. I have The Glass Castle on my to be read list :-)

  9. "since I'm not making lists for these I was lazy and didn't do separate posts. Sorry to the hosts!" LOL--I AM the host and still haven't made my list yet for the classics challenge! :) I SO want to read The White Tiger!!

  10. Piseco Mom- I'm really looking forward to The White Tiger so I hope you end up enjoying it too. And let me know your thoughts when you finish if you get a chance :)

    Katrina- Thanks and thank you for hosting this challenge. It is going to be enjoyable.

    Staci- Why thank you! And you can never have too many books from the library :) I'll be on the lookout for your post for this challenge.

    Brittanie- Glad to hear that you enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to reading it so I will keep an eye out for your review.

    Nise- I've been meaning to read the Libba Bray books for awhile now. I have it checked out from the library already :)

    Lindsay- I've had The Glass Castle on my shelves but just haven't picked it up yet. I'm going to use this challenge to make sure that I do.

    Trish- Well that makes me feel so much better :) I know that one of the books that I am planning to read is Frankenstein but I'm not sure other than that.

  11. You've got several on your list here that have been on my TBR for a while. The only one I've read is the Libba Bray book and I thought it was a lot of fun. Good luck with your challenge!

  12. Iliana- Thanks! I am looking forward to the Libba Bray books as I have heard so much about them.


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