Thursday, June 19, 2008

Spring Reading Thing '08 Wrap-Up

It's time to close the book on the Spring Reading Thing. As a relatively new blogger, this was my first time to participate, but it definitely won't be my last!

Katrina of Callapidder Days suggested we write a post-mortem wrap-up post (no more funerals!) to recap how we did & had a few questions to guide our reflections.

BOOKS ON MY ORIGINAL LIST ( I read them all):
Breathing Grace (Harry Kraus M.D.) - my review is here
The Shack (William P. Young) - my review is here
The Perfect Life (Robin Lee Hatcher)
Hideaway Home (Hannah Alexander)
Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis)

ADDITIONAL BOOKS I'VE READ: (Some were directly due to blog tours/reviews, some I just picked up for various reasons.)
She Always Wore Red (Angela Hunt) - my enthusiastic review is here.
Do Hard Things (Alex and Brett Harris) - my review is here.
Family Squeeze (Phil Callaway) - my review is here
Leaving November (Deborah Raney)
Torrent Falls (Jan Watson)
What Your Daughter Isn't Telling You (Susie Shellenberger & Kathy Gowler)
Pride & Prejudice by (Jane Austen)
Hidden Motive (Hannah Alexander)
Double Blind (Hannah Alexander)
Oceans Apart (Karen Kingsbury)
Central Park (Debra White Smith)
Anathema (Colleen Coble)
The Mermaid in the Basement (Gilbert Morris)
Ruby Among Us (Tina Ann Forkner) - more info is here
Deep in the Heart of Trouble (Deanne Gist)- my review is here
Washington's Lady (Nancy Moser) - my review is here
i heart bloomberg (Melody Carlson) - my review is here
Skid by (Rene Gutteridge) - my review is here
Reclaiming Nick (Susan May Warren)
Taming Rafe (Susan May Warren)
Finding Stephanie (Susan May Warren)
The Big Picture (Jenny Jones) - my review is here
Embrace Me (Lisa Sampson) - my review is here
Fatal Deduction (Gayle Roper) - my review is here
Healing Promises (Amy Wallace) - my review is here
With Endless Sight (Allison Pittman) - my review is here
From a Distance (Tamera Alexander) - my review is here
Just Jane (Nancy Moser)
Perfect (Harry Kraus MD)

BOOKS ADDED TO LIST THAT I HAVEN'T READ:
A Daughter's Journey Home (Dr. Linda Mintle) - I've picked this up and read a bit of it but I just haven't clicked with it yet.

DID THE CHALLENGE HELP ME READ MORE?
Fiction - Spurred me to read Pride & Prejudice! Non-fiction - yes. I had gotten bogged down with Mere Christianity and it motivated me to get it done. And it was also interesting to keep track of my books in one place.

DID I DISCOVER ANY NEW AUTHORS OR GENRES I NOW LOVE?
Definitely Jane Austen! (Thanks Lisa!) And I'll be reading more Colleen Coble and Amy Wallace.

DID I LEARN ANYTHING ABOUT MYSELF?
Verified that I am as much of a bookworm as I was when I was little!

AM I INTERESTED IN A "FALL INTO READING" CHALLENGE THIS FALL?
You bet!

More wrap-ups and lists of books read this spring can be found here. For lots of reviews from the various SRT '08 participants, go here.


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6 comments:

Kareer Woman said...

Wow, lots of books, great list, I may have to look into reading some of them :) Thanks!

Lisa writes... said...

So glad you've enjoyed Jane...maybe I need to pick P&P back up once again...I mean, it's only been a couple of months since I've read it last...

:-)

As one who struggled with a reading block BIG TIME, I am envious of all your completed titles!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Wow--you read a lot! When I participated in Katrina's first challenge--18 months ago--that was exactly what happened to me--I confirmed that I was still a big bookworm, even though I hadn't been making time to read like I used to.

Katrina said...

Oh my, that is a LOT of books. Fantastic job!! Looking forward to having you as part of the fall challenge as well!

Xandra said...

Seriously. I've never met someone who loves to read as much (actually more) than I do! You are a super woman!!!

Xandra

Nise' said...

Wow! Job well done! Just tonight I finished Deep In The Heart of Trouble and loved it! Many of the books you read are on my TBR list.