Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring Reading Challenge

Happy Spring! Katrina at Callapiller Days is hosting her annual Spring Reading Thing. I participated in the fall challenge and had a great time reading other participant's lists, challenging myself to set a goal and trying new books. I'm a little late but I finally have my spring reading list together. I had a hard time deciding what I want to put on this list, too many good books to choose from. But for at least today this is my list…

From The Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz. A friend recommended this book and loaned it to me. It's over 700 pages and may be the only book I finish. This is the first book by Dean Koontz I've read. Dark creepy suspense thriller. (Finished 4/6.)

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. This one was recommended by a different friend and she also loaned me the book. The story of one motherless daughter's discovery of what family really means. (Finished 4/22.)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See. The description of this book reminded me of The Good Earth and I loved reading it in High School. Period piece 19th century China.

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg. Another period romance this time WWII. (Finished 5/2.)

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. Book two in the on going saga of teenage vampires. This one made the list because Lauren reminded me I need to finish the series.

8 Sandpiper Way and A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber. This is the 8 and 8.5 in the Cedar Cove series, the 9th and maybe final book comes out in September. I'm sure that one will be on my fall reading list.

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. I've read his first 13, so of course I'm going to read this one.

This is a long list for me because I'm a very slow reader. The title is Spring Reading Challenge so that is what I'm doing. Four of the books on my list are new "to me" authors. That's my list for now. Until I start reading other people's lists, I'm sure I'll add some titles to my TBR list. Happy Reading!


Laughing Stars said...

You have some good ones here! I'd like to read the Lisa See and Elizabeth Berg books.

LaVonne said...

I have read The Secret Life of Bees and the Twilight Saga. Enjoyed them all very well! Thanks for visiting my blog! I can't wait until June to see if you made it! I will have to check back. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The list looks great! I want to read The Secret Life of Bees. I broke down this weekend and bought the last 2 books of the twilight series :-) Have fun reading!

Julia said...

I hope you enjoy New Moon. (I read it in 3 days!) I like Nicholas Sparks too, but I think you've read more of his books than I have. Will you post a review of The Secret Life of Bees? It sounds good and I'd like to know your thoughts on it. Happy Reading!

K said...

The Secret Life of Bees was a book that I genuinely did not think would interest me but I fell in love with it.

Jovita said...

Great list you have. I haven't read any Dean Koontz books, I did add a couple of them to my list. I thought the Twilight Series were wonderful... although New Moon wasn't my favorite. ;)