Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Reading Thing 2010

Yesterday was the first sign-up day for the 2010 Spring Reading Thing, hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. I enjoyed this one a lot last year and got more reading done than I thought I would, so I'm definitely signing up again for the 2010 edition. Besides, Katrina always has such adorable buttons for her Things. How could I resist?

You can read all about the challenge and sign up by visiting the announcement page here. The guidelines are pretty simple; basically, just make a list of the books you think you might want to read between March 20th and June 20th, and post it on your blog. And then sign up.

These are some of the books I'm thinking of choosing from:
  • Fiction:
    A Fair Maiden. Joyce Carol Oates
    Angels of Destruction. Keith Donohue
    The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt
    The Family Man. Elinor Lipman
    Good Morning, Midnight. Jean Rhys
    Heroic Measures. Jill Ciment
    The Late George Apley. John P. Marquand
    Lethal Legacy. Linda Fairstein
    Liberty. Garrison Keillor
    Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon
    The Lost Symbol. Dan Brown
    Olive Kitteridge. Elizabeth Strout
    The Rapture. Liz Jensen
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Alan Bradley

  • Nonfiction:
    Just Kids. Patti Smith
    Manhattan, When I Was Young. Mary Cantwell
    The Pattern in the Carpet. Margaret Drabble
    Shakespeare and Company. Sylvia Beach
    The Story of the Armory Show. Milton W. Brown
My list is ridiculously long, I know – I'll never get all those books read, but hope (like spring) springs eternal. Fortunately, lists can be changed, and I'm sure mine will be. But whatever happens, I'll be updating my progress on my challenge blog during the next three months.


  1. Great list. I just finished The Lost Symbol last week :-) and I need to add Olive Kitteridge to my TBR list.

  2. Those are all new titles and authors to me. That's what I love about reading other's lists, finding new books. Happy reading.

  3. Great line-up for your Spring reading. I love Linda Fairstein's series.


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