June 21, 2012

Spring Reading Update

Generally speaking, I tend to bounce from book to book in a haphazard way, reading a little of this and a little of that.  In an attempt to focus my reading, this spring I joined the Spring Reading Thing
Like any reasonable list, I included a little of everything in my list.  There was nonfiction, historical fiction, an essay, and a gospel. 

Interestingly, I still bounced around from book to book, reading several at once, or none at all.  Worse, I'd dive into something completely off the list.

...my dog, enjoying the summer heat...

In the end, I still read a lot of great books, but maybe not all of the ones I had set out to read. 

Now, as three beautiful months of summer begin, I think I may just have some time to try again.
~ Dorie

My original spring reading list is printed in green.  Books read during the challenge, but not part of my original listing are printed in brown.

for me
Grace for the Good Girl - Emily Freeman (READ!)
The Pearl - John Steinbeck (Kept moving the book around the room, and then finally I READ it!)
Common Sense - Thomas Paine (Started this book twice. It remains unfinished.)
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe (Book rode with me to the beach, but remained untouched until I began it days after our return, only to be put it back down again.  Sigh.  I hope to start it again soon.)
He Heard Hannah - Lynnette Kraft with Courtney Becker (READ!)
The Truth about Grace - John MacArthur (READ and reviewed)
Wait No More - Kelly and John Roasti (READ and reviewed)

with my children
My Brother Sam is Dead - James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier (READ!)
The Journeyman - Elizabeth Yates (READ!)
The Lewis & Clark Expedition - Richard L. Neuberger (READ!)
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift (began, will continue until finished, but have switched to the audio version, because, well, I cannot feign enough interest to make it sound interesting...sorry, apparently Gulliver is not a hit with me)

as a family
Luke (READ!)
Acts (began, will continue until finished)


  1. I always make a list and then end up reading some of those books and a ton of others. I just can't help it with review books and new releases!

    Have a great summer and if you get a chance, come check out my Spring Thing Wrap Up post.

  2. AnonymousJune 21, 2012

    I read Grace For the Good Girl, too, and liked it a lot. I remember reading My Brother Sam years ago but don't remember much about it.

    Carrie at Reading to Know is hosting a book club each month this year with blog friends choosing a book and leading a discussion about it, and October I'm hosting the reading of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Maybe you can join us then.

  3. I bounce around too, but I enjoy the challenges to try to organize my reading and finish the myriad of books I have started or that I want to read. I never stick completely to the list, but the accountability does help me finish some I might not have. :)


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