Spring Reading Thing, all wrapped up

Well, spring is over. No surprise there as it has been H-O-T outside! The end of spring marks not only heightened temperatures but also the conclusion of Katrina’s reading challenge, Spring Reading Thing 2009.
You can see my original goals for the challenge here. So, to wrap it all up…

Books from my original Spring Reading Thing List that I completed (linked to my review where applicable):

So Brave, Young and Handsome: A Novel, Leif Enger
Don’t Let Me Go, Pierce
Around the World in Eighty Days , Jules Verne
Austenland: A Novel, Hale
The Passion of Mary-Margaret, Lisa Samson
Dough: A Memoir, Mort Zachter
Certain Jeopardy, Struecker and Gansky
Sometimes a Light Surprises, Jamie Langston Turner–watch for an upcoming review at 5 Minutes for Books
Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person by Whole People, Metzger
Surrender: The Heart God Controls, Nancy Leigh Demoss
Real Moms…Real Jesus: Meet the Friend Who Understands, Savage
The Bookends of the Christian Life, Bridges and Bevington–watch for an upcoming review from me and Carrie both at 5 Minutes for Books
Get Outta My Face!, Horne
Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women, Hunt
Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time, Fitzpatrick–watch for an upcoming review!

Books from my original list that I did NOT read (only one!):

A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder, MacArthur

Books not on my original list but I read anyway–also linked to my review where applicable:

(I think. I mean, I know I read them I just can’t remember when, exactly, and if the reading fell in the Spring timeframe but I think so)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Finding An Unseen God–watch for an upcoming review!
Face of Betrayal
The Help
The Hunger Games

Whew! That’s a lot of reading! In conclusion, Katrina wants to know
  • Did I finish all the books on my list? Yes, all but one.
  • Did I stick to the original plan or change things as I went along? Some of both. I stuck to the plan but, as you have no doubt noticed, I added just a few titles here and there (I think. I didn’t pay too close attention to the dates I completed the books but I’m pretty close.)
  • What was my favorite book? Hard to choose. For fiction, I loved (loved!) The Count of Monte Cristo as well as The Hunger Games, So Brave, Young and Handsome, and The Help. Of course, I love every minute spent with Harry Potter, even the second time around (or more, I’m not telling). My favorite non fiction read would be a toss up between Finding An Unseen God, Dough, Surrender, and Clara’s War. Really, I loved all three, for different reasons.
  • Did I discover a new author? Yes, I read several books by authors I hadn’t read before but I am most excited about the next book by Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games.
Thanks, Katrina, for hosting the reading challenge! If you’re interested in seeing what everyone else read this spring, check out the official wrap up link up here.
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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

5 thoughts on “Spring Reading Thing, all wrapped up”

  1. Wow, that really *is* a lot of reading! I just started listening to the audio version of Hunger Games and I can tell it's going to suck me right in. I'm "supposed" to save my audiobooks for when I'm being a good girl and doing housework, but I might have to break the rules a little with that one. :)Great job, Lisa! Thanks again for joining me in the challenge.

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