Spring Reading Thing

March 24, 2010

Since I’m already furiously reading trying to fulfill several goals for myself (read 50 books this year, read all the books I own but haven’t read, read 5 Pulitzer Prize winners, and read 5 books of David’s choosing), I decided to join this lovely spring reading challenge. I’m posting my entry today because the deadline for joining is tonight!

Hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days, the idea is simple: you decide what books you will read this spring, and then you read them. Read more about the challenge here.

Here are the books I will read this spring:

  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • Fearless by Max Lucado
  • The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
  • The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
  • A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
  • Plus two book club books that I’ll add when I know what they are!

I tried to give myself a mix of genres and lengths. I won’t be reading them in this order, but I think I can get to all of them by June 20.

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Comments on Spring Reading Thing

  1. 1

    From Krista@CommitmentisLiberating:

    Looks like a great list! I read the Wind Up Bird Chronicles for my book club. It was interesting but very very long!

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    From Laura:

    I just added The Wind-up Bird Chronicles to my TBR list. Sounds so interesting!

    Have fun with your reading this spring :)

  3. 3

    From Kyla Roma:

    Oh I’m interested to hear what you think of The Virgin Suicides! I might grab that one too. I’m not sure when I became a Movie then Book person (when I married Mister, the movie addict?) but I’ve also seen The Jane Austin Book Club. If you haven’t, let me know! I’ll mail you the DVD =)

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    From kapachino:

    I loved the movie of The Jane Austen Book Club! It’s the reason I want to read the book. So, so good.

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    From dadman:

    I just finished “Earth Abides” by George R. Stewart and Highly recommend it. Written in 1949 it tells the story of the human race after a plague that wipes out all but a handful of people. Yes it’s been done, I know, but consider this as the origin of the genre and imho it sets a very high bar that the followers never reached. It got pigeonholed as a sci-fi classic but it’s no more sci-fi than Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” was. It’s a first person narrative told in a slow and haunting style that draws you in and has you turning the pages like all good books do. If you like sci-fi you’ll really appreciate this one and if you don’t like sci-fi then leave your prejudices at the front cover and give it a chance, you’ll love it.

  6. 6

    From kapachino:

    Thanks Dad! You know I like sci-fi so I’ll add it to my list. :)

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    From Her:

    Enjoy these! It sounds like a great project.

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    From Emily jane:

    Oh, Jane Austen…. swoon swoon! You’ll LOVE Max Lucado. Do you have anything else of his? “Travelling Light” changed my life!

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    From kapachino:

    This is the first Max Lucado book I’ve read! It’s extremely uplifting so far.

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    From jessica druck:

    I am reading: Reading Lolita in Tehran…really good.It’s kind of like the Jane Austen Book Club of the middle east.

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    From Ro:

    I love Traveling Light, too, Emily Jane! :)

    Kathleen, I’m almost done with Fearless myself. Great list you have. I remember I discovered your blog through one of these reading challenges hosted by Katrina.

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