Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009 Challenge

I'm joining in on my first official reading challenge:

This challenge is hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days

For this challenge you put together a list of books you want to read between March 20 and June 20 and then simply read them. There are giveaways and prizes throughout the challenge at Callapidder Days.

So I'm thinking in 3 months I'll read 35 books - this is moving into my "I like to lay out in the sun while the boys play in the yard and read" time of year - or it would be if it would hurry up and warm up :) so I think I can accomplish that. Here are the books that I am planning to read:
  1. Marked by P.C. Cast - finished
  2. 14 by J.T. Ellison - finished
  3. Cold Hearted by Beverly Barton - finished
  4. The Sorority: Eve by Tamara Thorne - finished
  5. What Looks Like Crazy by Charlotte Hughes - finished
  6. Good Neighbor by Sharon Mignerey - finished
  7. Who By Fire by Diana Spechler - finished
  8. The Tenth Case - Joseph Teller - finished
  9. The Sorority: Merilynn by Tamara Thorne - finished
  10. The Sorority: Samantha by Tamara Thorne - finished
  11. Isolation by Travis Thrasher - finished
  12. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult - finished
  13. Threshold by Bonnie Kozek - finished
  14. Betrayed by P.C. Cast - finished
  15. There Goes the Bride by Lori Wilde - finished
  16. Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar - finished
  17. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart - finished
  18. Chosen by P.C. Cast -finished
  19. Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood - finished
  20. Mending Places by Denise Hunter - finished
  21. You Know You Love Me by Cecily Von Ziegesar - finished
  22. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - finished
  23. Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie
  24. Untamed by P.C. Cast - finished
  25. Deadfall by Robert Liparulo - finished
  26. The Scarlet Letterman by Cara Lockwood - finished
  27. Amorous Liasons by Sarah Mayberry - finished
  28. Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher - finished
  29. The Devil's Footprints by Amanda Stevens - finished
  30. Gun Lake by Travis Thrasher - finished
  31. Flawless by Joshua Spanogle - finished
  32. All I Want is Everything by Cecily Von Ziegesar - finished
  33. Because I'm Worth It by Cecily Von Ziegesar - finished
  34. Trial by Fire by Jo Davis - finished
  35. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr - finished
  36. Look Again by Lisa Scottoline - finished
  37. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow - finished
  38. Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz - finished
  39. Under His Skin by Susan Mallery - finished
  40. Montana Sky by Nora Roberts - finished
  41. A Little Light Magic by Joy Nash - finished
  42. The 8th Confession by James Patterson - finished
  43. Missing Pieces by Joy Fielding - finished
  44. A Morning Like This by Deborah Bedford - finished
  45. I Like It Like That by Cecily Von Ziegesar - finished
  46. Flirting With Temptation by Kelley St. John - finished
  47. The Actor and The Housewife by Shannon Hale - finished
  48. You're The One I Want by Cecily Von Ziegesar - finished
  49. Once Smitten, Twice Shy by Lori Wilde -finished
  50. Fragment by Warren Fahy - finished
  51. The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos by Margaret Mascarenhas - finished
  52. The Texas Billionaire's Bride by Crystal Green - finished
  53. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner - finished
  54. Avalon High by Meg Cabot - finished
  55. Ms. Taken Identity by Dan Begley - finished
  56. Wake by Lisa McMann - finished

So there it is - in black and white. Some others may be added if my reading allows. This doesn't have any new releases that I'm used to getting because my library's computer system is down and I can't request from home. If they get that up, some things may be moved around a bit. I'll try not to take away because I want to do this right, but hopefully can add. I'm a bit behind on my reading this year due to a reading slump but this would help me out a bunch!


Julie said...

Great list! Reading outside when my boys are playing is one of my favorite things, too. :) Good luck and happy reading.

Momof4 said...

I love Jodi Picoult! Is Handle With Care her newest? I have not heard of it before. I might need to add it to my list!

N.Vasillis said...

You have a great think. I'm thinking about reading American Rust. Good luck.

PisecoMom (Mom's Marbles) said...

This is an amazing list - wish my kids were a little older & played together a little better so I could just read while they played in the yard! :) Thanks for mentioning Jodi Picoult's newest - that wasn't on my TBR list yet, but it is now!

Erika Lynn said...

great list, i have heard really great things about the P.C. cast books. Happy Reading!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, that's an ambitious list! I wish you well in your reading! I'm not familiar with most of those -- I have seen Janet Evanovich and Jodi Picoult's names but have never read their stuff.

Katrina said...

I'm so glad you decided to join the challenge! And reading outside in the sunshine sounds wonderful... It's below freezing here today, but I'm hoping spring temperatures kick in soon! I just saw Jodi Picoult's new one at the bookstore the other day. I usually enjoy her books, so I'm sure I'll read it at some point.

Enjoy all your spring reading!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Your "lay in the front yard" and read time is my "sit on the sunny back deck time." Ah, yes.

I tried earlier this week. It was almost 60 and sunny, but still too chilly.

Lindsay said...

That is a HUGE list! Have fun reading. I love Picoult and have Handel with Care on my wish list on paperback swap so hopefully I can get my hands on it soon. Have fun reading!

Jason and Brook said...

I loved Isolation by Travis Thrasher and hope you enjoy it too!

Nise' said...

Be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat while reading this summer! I read for years in the sun watching the kids and am paying for it now! ;o) Love Allison Brennan.

Tami said...

WOW, this is an impressive list. Happy reading!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Wow! That is some list!

I have a feeling that my Amazon wish list is going to grow significantly over the course of this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I do some reading outside with my munchkins but not as much as I would like ... I do spend lots of time pushing a swing! :) Great list.

Kari said...

Impressive list! Good luck.

Christy said...

Just wanted drop by and say hello!

This Spring Reading Thing is going to be fun and this is probably my favorite time of the year to be reading too. Sitting outside in the sunshine with a book in hand and before long my pool bag will be filled with them!

Have a great weekend!

Amber, That's Me! said...

I have wanted to read Mermaid Chair for some time. Have you read Secret Life of Bees too? I loved that one! You have a ton on your list. I love Elizabeth Berg and Jodi Picoult. I have loved and read all of the numbers by Janet Evanovich. Nice to meet you!

Just Mom said...

My first reading challenge was one hosted by Katrine - the Fall version. It is the perfect start. You have quite a list - I recognize a few authors (Picoult and Evanovich) but not many out of 35! Good luck with the challenge.

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