Spring Reading Thing status report

I’m about a month into this Spring’s challenge… let’s see how it’s going:


1. The Promise by Chaim Potok
2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
3. Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – Just getting this one started
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 – part way through this one
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 – Almost done.
19. Les Mis by Victor Hugo (audio book) – SUCH a long book, I’m in part 3 of 8.
20. Nature/Walking by Emerson and Thoreau

Books added since starting the challenge

21. The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins (Lamplighter book)
22. A Confident Heart by Renee Swoop


6 books completed
4 books started
12 books left

I still have about 2 months left so I think I have a fighting chance at getting through most of these. I’ve lost a little of my momentum I had at the beginning, let’s see if I can get it back!

Happy Reading!

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  • Lauren Sullivan

    Looks like you have a great list! Thanks for sharing it!

    Lauren from 5M4B

  • Rebekah Menter

    By my math, you’re right where you ought to be to get it all read in time (unless you’re like me and regularly add unplanned reading throughout.)

    I’m looking at your Les Miserables note and getting frustrated with myself for STILL not having picked that book up. I’ve had it on my bookshelf for forever, but still haven’t read it. ‘Course, I probably shouldn’t start another big book until I’m done with Don Quixote. I’m about 1/3 of the way through and am despairing of ever finishing. It’s not that it’s difficult reading, it’s just so. very. long.

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

      I try to stick to the list each challenge but I tend to read a little bit here and there, having several books going at once. I love this quote I found from Emily Freeman “I read books like I eat meals: a little salt, a little sweet, a drink of water, and a green vegetable.” it’s SO how I read! (http://www.chattingatthesky.com/2012/04/11/books-im-reading/)
      Good luck with Don Quixote, it’s on my life list of books to read. You’re probably right it might be best not to start another long one until you finish that one. Now that I’ve finished the 3rd part of 8, I’d say it’s very obvious what parts are cut out in the abridged version and I might recommend the abridged of this book… which I’m not usually a fan of… maybe once I finish it all I’ll have a different opinion :-) we’ll see I guess!

  • http://twitter.com/RachelleRea Rachelle Rea

    What a great list! You’re going to love Walking on Water, by the way. :)

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

      Thanks!! I think I’m saving that one for our beach vacation coming up in a few weeks! Heard so many great things about it I’m excited!

  • DarcyWiley

    You are a reading MACHINE! These days I feel like it takes me 6 months to read a book, although I’m usually juggling about three reads at the same time. Maybe being around you will inspire me to pick up my pace a bit. :)

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

      Thanks! I’ve been reading books as a hobby for only about 4.5 years, so I’ve been a work in progress. I was very slow, but I’m getting faster. (I have a post in the works about reading speed… I hope to get it out in the next few weeks. I’ve been on a blogging break and I’m not sure I’m ready to come back just yet, but I think soon!)

      Are you interested in joining a book club? In May we have our Young Reader book, this year it’s A Wrinkle in Time. Then in June we have our long book for the year… Les Mis… hope it isn’t a doozy and no one shows up! You’re welcome to come any time!

      I hope we can have another meet-up. This morning was fun! We didn’t have time to really talk to everyone this morning and it was hard to hear the other end of the table. But I’ve seen comments and ppl offering to host one! So excited!

      • DarcyWiley

        Your book clubs looks delightful– the way you celebrate each work in a unique way. I’d love to join you sometime. I’ll see what might work for me this summer.