Spring Reading Thing 2012: Wrap It Up

Wow, it’s been a fun and fast Spring! Again, I’ve loved participating in this challenge. As you’ll see, I didn’t complete my list, but never fear! Summer is here so I’ll keep working at it.

Favorite books: The Book Group Book, Educating The Wholehearted Child, Scribbling In The Sand, The Lamplighter, and 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

~Other favorites from this Spring: My KindleTouch I received for Mother’s Day and a 9 day beach vacation! The combo of those two will make and reading challenge exciting!

Things that surprised me:
~ I didn’t read my #1! The two other Potok books I’ve read are some of my VERY favorites! I think I was waiting for that perfect time/space to start it since I have such high expectations of it.

~The sheer volume of books I ADDED! I knew I would add books but can’t believe there were ELEVEN of them!

~Honestly, that I WAS actually able to finish 17. Twenty was a very high goal for me but I wanted to really challenge myself. I’m not disappointed I didn’t finish them all. Seventeen books complete and seven in process is still good in my book!

Keep up with me and my books on GoodReads! Also, see my GoodRead feeds for reviews of the books I’ve finished.

~ Original List ~

1. The Promise by Chaim Potok
2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
3. Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
4. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heals to Tractor Wheels
5. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
6. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs — {working on it}
7. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
8. The Book Group Book by Ellen Slezak
9. You’re Already Amazing by Renee Swope
10. Created To Be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl
11. Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay Clarkson
12. The Mystery of the Cross by Judith Couchman
13. For the Beauty of the Church
14. Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle
15. Scribbling in the Sand by Michael Card
16. Grace Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel — {working on it}
17. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv — {working on it}

~ Book Club books ~

18. April :: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
19. May :: Les Mis by Victor Hugo (audio book)
20. June :: Nature/Walking by Emerson and Thoreau

~ Books added ~

21. The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins (Lamplighter book)
22. A Confident Heart by Renee Swoop
23. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery — {working on it}
24. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder – {Just starting. read-aloud with Aaron}
25. The Core by Leigh Bortins {started, reading with Jodi’s blog}
26. 1776 by David McCullough {just starting -audiobook}
27. 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
28. Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot
29. Alice in Wonderland {audio book}
30. The Call of the Wild {audio book}
31. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button {audio book}

17 books completed
7 books started
7 books left

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