Spring Reading Challenge

February 26, 2007 Categories: Books | 7 Comments  


Since I didn’t completely fail at the Winter Reading Challenge, I’m going to go ahead and post a goal list for the Spring Reading Challenge, hosted by Seasonal Soundings.

I’m still hoping to have Redemption by Leon Uris finished before the end of the month (yes, I know that’s only two days away) – but if I don’t, finishing that will be tops on my spring list. I would have it finished by now, but I received two books in the mail that I need to read and review, and….well, you know how it goes.

Here are my in-progress books that I resolve to have finished by the end of May:

~The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson
~Take Joy: The Writers Guide To Loving The Craft by Jane Yolen
~Super Mom Saves the World by Melanie Lynne Hauser
~Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson
~My Own Two Feet: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary
~Eragon by Christopher Paolini (reading aloud to the kids)

Here are the other books off my List and off my shelves that I will read:

~To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian by Stephen Ambrose
~The Collected Poems of Wendell Berry, 1957-1982
~Writers on Writing, Volume II: More Collected Essays from The New York Times
~An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
~A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I’m sure I’ll also listen to a few audiobooks during the next three months, but the titles depend on what the library has available. I’ll hopefully finish a few more off of my shelves, too, but I want to leave room for impulse items from the library and loans from friends.

If you’re interested in doing some intentional reading this spring, click on over to Seasonal Soundings and leave a comment with a link to your list.


  1. Janie

    Hi Carrie,
    Glad to see you for the Spring Challenge! An Irish Country Doctor looks like a neat book. Let me know your impressions. I’ve put it on my someday list!

  2. Lisa

    Sounds like you made some good choices! I am still working on my three! *LOL*

  3. carrie

    Janie – I’ll be sure to post about it when I finish.

    Lisa – Keep plugging away!

  4. Carol in Oregon

    Carrie, I just love your lists. May I comment?

    In my twenties I went through Leon Uris’s books one by one. Such fond memories…

    My Own Two Feet – have you read A Girl From Yamhill? I really enjoyed that; this title will go on my list.

    Your last group is chock full of treasures: Wendell Berry’s poems (I love his prose and am anxious to get to his non-fiction essays AND his poems); I love books on writing; like Janie, I’m intrigued with the Irish Country Doctor title.

    One of the huge delights of reading other people’s Challenge lists is the exposure to books which would otherwise pass unnoticed.

    Happy Reading!

  5. Lawanda

    One of the huge delights of reading other people’s Challenge lists is the exposure to books which would otherwise pass unnoticed.

    Exactly! Although I don’t post lists, your lists do exactly that for me! TY (Again & again!)

  6. carrie

    Carol – my Mom picked up My Own Two Feet for me at a garage sale, and when I realized it was part 2 of her memoirs, I put it down and checked out A Girl From Yamhill from the library. I just finished it last weekend – and I loved it! I can’t wait to get back into My Own Two feet.

    Lawanda – you’re welcome!

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