Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Reading Thing 2011

Spring Reading Thing 2011 is a fun, low-pressure reading challenge open to anyone and everyone.

It will take place March 20th-June 20th (which is, not-so-coincidentally, the spring of 2011).

If you’d like to participate, here’s what you need to do:
  • Create a list of some books you’d like to read or finish this spring.
  • Write a blog post including the list of books you want to read and any additional goals you’ve set, and get ready to post it on your blog on March 20th.
  • Sign up using the Mister Linky on Katrina's Callapidder Days blog.
  • Work on your goals by reading throughout Spring 2011.
  • Report your results by writing another blog post in June to let everyone know how you did.
  • Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your spring reading.
I'll be reading from this list:
  1. Disobedience ~ by Jane Hamilton, 2000, fiction
  2. Winter's Bone ~ by Daniel Woodrell, 2010, fiction
  3. Cutting for Stone ~ by Abraham Verghese, 2009, fiction
  4. The Book of Night Women ~ by Marlon James, 2009, fiction
  5. River Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America ~ by William Least Heat-Moon, 1995, travel
  6. Out of Time ~ by Caroline B. Cooney, 1996, YA fiction
  7. The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs ~ by David Pryce-Jones, 1989, history
  8. Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream ~ by Barbara Ehrenreich, 2005, sociology
  9. The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America ~ by Jim Wallis, 2008
  10. The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire  ~ by Jack Weatherford, 2010, history
  11. Septembers of Shiraz ~ by Dalia Sofer, 2007, fiction
  12. The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah ~ by Ellen Frankel, 1996, religion
  13. Genesis: A New Translation of the Classic Bible Stories ~ by Stephen Mitchell, 1996, religion
  14. In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis ~ by Karen Armstrong, 1996, religion
  15. Genesis: Soap Opera with a Twist ~ by Bonnie Setliffe Jacobs, 1992, religion
  16. From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries and Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith ~ by L. Michael White, 2004, religion
  17. House of Sand and Fog ~ by Andre Dubus III, 1999, fiction
  18. The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts ~ by Richard Peck, 2004, YA fiction (Indiana)
  19. Steal Away Home ~ by Lois Ruby, 1994, YA historical fiction (Kansas)
  20. California Blue ~ by David Klass, 1994, YA fiction (California)
  21. Out of Time ~ by Caroline B. Cooney, 1996, YA fiction
  22. Prisoner of Time ~ by Caroline B. Cooney, 1998, YA fiction
  23. Whatever Happened to Janie? ~ by Caroline B. Cooney, 1993, YA fiction
  24. Face to Face ~ by Marion Dane Bauer, 1991, YA fiction
  25. South of Resurrection ~ by Jonis Agee, 1997, short stories
  26. Big Stone Gap ~ by Adriana Trigiani, 2000, fiction
  27. The Lady and the Unicorn ~ by Tracy Chevalier, 2004, fiction
  28. The Post-American World ~ by Fareed Zakaria, 2008, history
  29. Rabbi Paul ~ by Bruce Chilton, 2004, religion
  30. Destiny Disrupted ~ by Tamim Ansary, 2009, history
  31. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman ~ by Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792, women's studies
  32. Herland ~ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, women's studies


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a list! I read Cutting for Stone last year and LOVED it. Have fun.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Cool idea for a challenge! You've got some interesting books on the list and I hope some are fun and happy books... that's what spring always feels like to me!

Susanne said...

Wow, that is almost how many books I do in a year! Happy reading!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Being retired gives me a lot more time to read.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Wow -- long list! Looks like you'll have plenty of books, and plenty of variety, to keep you busy this spring. Thanks for being part of the challenge. I hope you enjoy all your spring reading!