Reading

Spring Reading Thing 2010 Wrap-up

As the spring season ended yesterday, so did the Spring Reading Thing 2010.  The reading challenge has been sponsored by Katrina at Callapidder Days.  Today’s the day for our progress reports.

My original list with “spring green” updates can be found here.  The ease of this challenge is a perfect fit to my personality and reading style.  I finished 5 of the 9 books on my list, and I’m part-way through a couple of others.  All in all, I’m pretty pleased.  Thanks again, Katrina!

So … to “wrap it up” …

Finished:
Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil

True Colors by Kristin Hannah
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kid
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Still Reading But Can’t Promise I’ll Finish:
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier

Still Listening:
Emma by Jane Austin

I love these challenges and I did miserably over the winter trying to keep up on my own.  I need to find something to keep me going this summer. Are there any summer challenges out there?  I need to do a search and see what I can find.  Anyone have any suggestions?

I’m going to head over to Callapidder Days to check out other “wrap ups” here and probably add a few new titles to my list.  I’ll check in next week with my summer reading list.

Thanks for visiting today!

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12 thoughts on “Spring Reading Thing 2010 Wrap-up

  1. I have read 3 out of your 5 finished books…that made me feel great! 🙂 Thanks for boosting my reading proficiency and confidence too! haha I had high expectations for reading quite a few books this summer, but am taking 2 online classes…not sure if I will feel like reading novels after reading textbooks. I just finished Half Broke Horses though, by the same author as The Glass Castle – a really really good book. Hope you find some motivation!!!! ❤

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    1. Hi Heather! I’ve added your two books to my list of books to check on this summer. Thanks for mentioning them. Good luck with your summer classes.

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  2. Good for you for finishing 5 off the list. How did you like Guernsey? I read that one last year and liked it. I had a hard time finishing Time Traveller’s Wife too. Couldn’t see what all the fuss was about.

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    1. Hi Susanne. Thanks for leaving a comment! I enjoyed Guernsey very much…had a hard time putting it down.

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  3. I loved The Secret Life of Bees and the Guernesy book. I’m currently reading Jane Austen, too, but Pride and Prejudice. Maybe Emma next…
    Glad you enjoyed your books!

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  4. I also read Emma for the SRT challenge. I wonder if you find it easier to listen to? I liked the story ok, but it was a hard book to read through. But I also found Pride and Prejudice to be the same.

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    1. Hi! I read Emma many years ago. The recording is enjoyable, really easy to listen to and goes much faster. It just doesn’t mix with lace knitting right now 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  5. Hey there, looks like we have similar taste in books! 🙂

    Julie over at My Book Retreat is doing a summer challenge. I have a link to it in my totals for the Spring one. Hope to see you there! 😀

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    1. Hi Andrea! Thanks for the information about Julie’s challenge. I’ll definitely see you there 🙂

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  6. I read Bees years ago and loved it. I read Guernsey for the challenge and found it completely charming. I was hoping to find a summer challenge also. Please post if you find one. I’m reading Cutting for Stone as my first summer book. Very interesting so far.

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