Spring Reading Thing 2012

It’s that time of year again!! Katrina of Callapidder Days is hosting her annual Spring Reading Thing challenge!

You know me and books- so of course I’m joining in! This time around my list is long. I have no idea what the immediate future holds for this Spring season. I might be biting off more than I can chew, but this is all just for fun. No pressure. I’m adding more fiction this time around. I’m hoping that means I can get through more… only time will tell.

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
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
17. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Book Club books:

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

See what I mean? :-) 20 books, kind of a long list. I guess I’m crazy. Or just hopeful? I’ve had a long and busy winter and I’m looking for some time to read in the next three months. Some of these books have been on my to-read list for a long time. We’ll see if I make it through them this time around. If I do, it will BY FAR be the most books I’ve read in any three month period in my life! I feel like I’m up for this challenge!

Have you read any of these books? What’s the most books you’ve ever read in a three month period?


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  • Vicki

    What a list! Good luck with it! Any Madeleine L’Engle book is a sure winner. (Although I’m not so sure about Les Mis…I think I’ve picked up that book at least 5 times, but maybe as an audiobook it will be better!)

    • http://sarah-proverbs226.blogspot.com/ Sarah Ronk

      I’ll be sure to post updates along the way. So far I’m glad I’m listening (to Les Mis)… I’d butcher these names! Ha!

  • http://seasonedjoy.com/ Sheila @ Seasoned Joy

    You’ve got an interesting assortment of books – I’m looking forward to your thoughts on the. :)

    I don’t have a true list of books I’m planning on reading this Spring, although I have been making monthly reading goals which is new for me.

    Most books I’ve read in a quarter? It’s a depressingly high number. Depressingly because now I read so much less, and there are so many books I’d like to read.

    • http://sarah-proverbs226.blogspot.com/ Sarah Ronk

      I’m pretty new to making reading goals too. This is pretty ambitious of me… I’m hoping it will help me watch less TV in the evening and pick up a book more often. :-)

  • Renee Hood

    Redeeming Love is one of my favorite books of all time. You will love it!

    • http://sarah-proverbs226.blogspot.com/ Sarah Ronk

      I’m about a 1/4 of the way into it… the prologue was HARD to handle! I’m guessing it gets WAY better or this would be an awful book!

  • http://mommymarginalia.blogspot.com/ Victoria @ Mommy Marginalia

    I hadn’t heard of the Spring Reading Thing, but now I think I’ll have to join in (albeit a few days late)! My book club read Snowflower and the Secret Fan last year and it was such a wonderful book! Not sure I would have picked it up on my own, but I’m so, so glad I read it!

    • http://sarah-proverbs226.blogspot.com/ Sarah Ronk

      I’m really excited about that one! I saw it on the Midday Connection Moody Radio book club list so I figured it would be a good one! I’m also scouting it out for a future book club book for my club for next year. Now, since I know of TWO book clubs that have read it I bet it’s a keeper!

  • Snapsandsnippets

    It’s always good to be hopeful in your reading. I have read #2 & #3 on your list. Good luck tackling all 20.

    • http://sarah-proverbs226.blogspot.com/ Sarah Ronk

      Have you read many Agatha Christie books? We read Murder at the Vicarage with my book club last year and I’ve meant to read more of them by now b/c I liked it so much!!

  • http://www.susannesspace.blogspot.com/ Susanne

    Grace Based Parenting is very good and Redeeming Love is awesome. Happy reading!

    • http://sarah-proverbs226.blogspot.com/ Sarah Ronk

      Good to know! There are so many parenting books out there it’s hard to tell if it’s a good one or not. I’m about a 1/4th of the way through Redeeming Love now. Once I read that ROUGH prologue I had to keep going right away to get past that beginning.

  • Tiffany

    Happy Reading! :)

  • Tiffany

    Happy Reading! :)

    • Sarahronk

      Thanks! You too!!

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  • Ro Manalo

    Redeeming Love is also on my list. :) Happy Spring Reading! :)

  • lisa-marie

    Wow, that’s an awesome list! I’ve only got 10 on mine – not quite as optimistic as you! :-) Good luck with your reading and have fun! Cheers!