Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing - 2009

Hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. (Click on the link and follow the instructions to join in on the fun). Thanks so much for adding to the excitement of of the season Katrina.

I am hoping to use this as an opportunity to focus on reading several of my review books and a few library books, I've been wanting to read. I've selected (15) books for this challenge which runs from (March 20 - June 20, 2009).

COMPLETED - 5/11/09

Tentative List
  1. Shanghai Girls; Lisa See - ARC - 4.5/5
  2. The Weight of Winter; Thrity Umrigar - ARC - 5/5
  3. Dog On It; Quinn - ARC - 4/5
  4. Murder Most Frothy; Coyle - 4/5
  5. The Cradle; Somerville - Review - 3/5
  6. Almost Home; Pam Jenoff - 4/5 (ARC)
  7. Run for Your Life; Patterson & Ledwidge - 3/5 (audio)
  8. Handle With Care; Picoult - 5/5
  9. Honolulu; Brennert - 4.5/5
  10. The Distance Between Us; Yates - 4.5/5
  11. Still Life; Fielding - 4/5
  12. The Pursuit; Robards - 4/5
  13. White Tiger; Adiga - 3/5
  14. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Boyne- 5/5
  15. In Hovering Flight; Hinnefeld- 4/5


  1. I really liked The Boy in Striped Pajamas.

    I'll be interested to see your review on Honolulu.

  2. I keep seeing this challenge everywhere I look. I'm off to do my post. I've got a couple of yours to read myself.

  3. You've got lots of ARCs to get through! That must be fun...

    I'm also looking forward to Handle With Care and The White Tiger.

  4. What an excellent and ambitious list. That's a lot of review books. Good luck to you. Happy reading.

  5. I really want to read Shanghai Girls and Cutting for Stone. Great list!

  6. The Boy in the Stripe Pajamas sounds interesting, maybe I've seen that there's a movie about it.
    Happy Reading!

  7. You have a great list! I've been wanting to read White Tiger and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas for awhile now. Good luck!

  8. A lot of people on my comments have commented about Dewey. I was a little weary to put it on my list but it sounds like a cute story. I have seen Handle with Care and The Black Girl Next Door on several other peoples' list. I have thought about The Boy in the Stripe Pajamas.

    Good Luck on your list

  9. What a great list. I might have to check some of them out myself. Good Luck.

  10. I am not familiar with most of the books on your list. I have been wanting to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas too. :)

  11. I joined this challenge as well and have The White Tiger on my list too. We will have to compare thoughts when we finish this one. Enjoy your reads!

  12. I've only heard of a few of these, but it looks like you have a good variety to keep you busy this spring. I'm sure Handle with Care will eventually end up on my nightstand since I usually enjoy Jodi P's books. Thanks for being part of Spring Reading Thing '09!

  13. I'm in on this one too--I just couldn't resist. Honolulu is one that I want to read sometime also. Have fun!

  14. I love Picoult I want to get this one to read soon. I see The Boy in Striped Pajamas on a lot of peoples lists. I will have to look into that one :-)


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