Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Reading Thing 2011 Is Here!!!

Welcome to my post on the Spring Reading Thing Challenge!  I have many great books to read.  If I finish them I will add more to the list as I go.  I am an eclectic reader.  I read for pleasure and research for my writing.  I read for adults, young adults, and children.  I want to know what is out there to recommend to people of all ages.  That is why there is always such a variety of books reviewed on my site.

Here is my list as I have it right now.  They are not in any particular order.  I've tried that in the past and found I got discouraged.  I will not review all of these books because of the sheer number I hope to read, and also because some of them are research for 'my' book.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is reading and adding to my TBR pile.

  1.  Ten Miles past Normal - Frances O'Roark Dowell
  2.  The Poison Eaters - Holly Black
  3.  Glimpses of My Friend the King - James Howard
  4.  These Things Hidden - Heather Gudenkauf
  5.  Bless this Mouse - Lois Lowry
  6.  People of the Book - Kathi Macias
  7.  Kat Incorrigible -  Stephanie Burgis
  8.  Deadly Ties - Vicki Hinze
  9.  The Secret of Indigo Moon - G.P. Taylor
10.  The Priest's Graveyard - Ted Dekker
11.  The Dark City - Catherine Fishher
12.  The Fires Beneath the Sea - Lydia Millet  
13.  Chime - Franny Billingsley
14.  The Source of All Things - Tracy Ross
15.  The Stone of Destiny - Jim Ware
16.  Miles From Ordinary - Carol Lynch Williams
17.  The Ghost of Cutler Creek - Cynthia DeFelice
18.  Anessia's Quest - Karen Arnpriester
19.  Bound By Guilt - C.J. Darlington
20.  Waterfall - Lisa Tawn Bergren
21.  Berlin in Early Cold-War Army Booklets - T.H.E Hill
22.  Voices Under Berlin - T.H.E. Hill
23.  The Ale Boys Feast - Jeffrey Overstreet.
24.  Travels with Gannon and Wyatt:  Botswana - Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet
25.  Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow - Nathan Bransford
26.  A Time To... - Ronald Louis Peterson
27.  Never Knowing - Chevy Stevens
28.  Flashes from the Other World - Julie Ann Weinstein
29.  Buddy's Tail - K. Anne Russell
30.  The Unbelievable Adventures of a German WWII War Bride - Ingeborg M. Johnston
31.  Hidden - Helen Frost
32.  Kindertransport - Olga Levy Drucker
33.  Extraordinary Giving - Daniel Evans
34.  Tales of Little Bear and Little Buffalo - Roy Naquin
35.  Noah Barleywater Runs Away - John Boyne
36.  My Pictures, My Words - Mac Kenney
37.  Eyewall - H.W. "Buzz" Bernard
38.  A Long, Long Sleep - Anna Sheehan
39.  The Great Mogul Diamond - G.P. Taylor
40.  The First Escape - G.P. Taylor
41.  Angel Burn - L.A. Weatherly
42.  Save Me - Lisa Scottolone
43.  All Differen Kinds of Free - Jessica McCann

Added Picture Books
44.  This Little Prayer of Mine - Anthony DeStefano
45.  Birds Can Fly and So Can I - Noa Nimrodi


  1. Bound by Guilt is on my list too for review next week. I starting it today. Reading slumps are horrible. :)

  2. Lois Lowry is a great writer. I may need to pick up the one you listed above too.

    Amy @ Missional mama

  3. Lots of great variety, Sandra! I haven't read anything by C.J. Darlington yet, but I want too -- her books look good. And someone just recommended Book of Days to me...I'll have to check it out. Enjoy your spring reading!

  4. Wow, you are an avid reader! Happy spring reading!

  5. Impressive list!
    I, too, want to read These Things Hidden...looking forward to your review!

    Happy Spring and Happy Reading!

  6. I'm glad that you've already made some progress on your goal!!