Spring Reading Thing 2011

Hello Spring!!! This weekend’s weather has been lovely, bulbs are starting to bloom in the garden, and now you’re finally here, Spring!  Welcome!!!  I’ve been waiting for you for such a very long time!  (I thought about adding more exclamation points, but I decided you could already tell I’m excited.)

The first day of Spring also means that it’s time for the start of the Spring Reading Thing 2011, sponsored by Katrina at Callapidder Days.  I first found Katrina’s challenges in the fall of 2009 and have really enjoyed participating each fall and spring since.  Basically, make a list and post the books you’d like to read during the challenge.  Read what’s on your list, change it as you like.  Post your progress at the end of the challenge (June 20th).  There’s no required list or number of books.  What could be easier?  Visit Katrina at Callapidder Days to get more information and sign up.  Join us!

I read a record 7 books this winter.  There’s no way to know for sure and I can’t explain why, but I think the Kindle has something to do with it.

So, here’s my list in no particular order, except for the first book that I started yesterday — couldn’t wait.

Waiting on the shelf ~
. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott (Kelly O’Connor McNees)   finished
. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand (Helen Simonson)   finished
. Between Friends (Debbie Macomber)   finished

Waiting on the Kindle ~
. Millie’s Fling (Jill Mansell)
. Invisible (Lorena McCourtney)   finished
. The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)

Added to the list ~
. Leota’s Garden (Francine Rivers)   finished
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Maureen Johnson)   finished
. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Alan Bradley)   finished  


I have a long wish list waiting in the wings if I need more.  Who knows what I may add or substitute after I read the lists of other SRT participants.  And I may spend more time in the garden and not finish the list at all.  I’ll come back here and update in spring green.

I’m going to combine my reading for this challenge with the 2011 E-Book Challenge.  Progress on other challenges can be found on the Reading Lists page in the sidebar.

Happy Spring and Happy Reading!


13 thoughts on “Spring Reading Thing 2011

  1. I am so happy Spring is here too! Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand has been on my TBR for a long time. I just have not made time to read it. I have review books and then I get distracted by my other books too. lol 🙂


  2. I know, that’s the trouble with these things – they actually cause your reading list to grow instead of shrink!

    Happy reading!!


  3. I have Millie’s Fling on my list too, it was a Friday Freebie for my Nook. I’ve never heard of the author and don’t often read chick lit, but I figured it can’t hurt to try it! Hope we both enjoy!



  4. Those waiting on the shelf are excellent reads. I want to get to The Forgotten Garden this year as well. Loved The Distant Hours by the same author.


  5. Fun list!
    I have been wanting to read the Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott as well as The Forgotten Garden. Anxious to read what you thought of both!

    Hubby just bought me a Nook Color this weekend so I am hoping that it will help me achieve my reading goals as well for this challenge! 🙂

    Happy Spring and Happy Reading!


  6. Debbie Macomber and Kate Morton are two of my favorite authors. The Lost Summer and Major Pettigrew sound interesting. I’m going to spend more time checking out books for my TBR list than reading my books! Oh well, that’s the fun! Happy Reading!


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