Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing

Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting her Spring Reading Thing and since I have a HUGE stack of books in progress and even larger stack of books I want to read I thought I would join in.

Here is my list...


1. Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman - I have been reading this one for years, seriously, and it is certainly time to finish it.

2. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - a dear student gave me this book as a gift and it is time to read it.

3. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson - sounds good and has been sitting on my shelf too long.

4. Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian - this is our book club pick for April

5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows - book club pick for May

6. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi - book club pick for June

7. The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry - one of my favorite authors. I have been wanting to read this for awhile now.


1. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson - I have been reading this one for months and I really want to finish it!

2. Why Geography Matters by Harm de Blij - background reading for the high school course I teach

3. Beyond the White House by Jimmy Carter - I am a post -Presidency Jimmy Carter fan and I enjoy his writing style.

4. The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller - recommeded read on developing the love of reading in children and students, sounds really interesting.

That is a total of 11 books, not many by the standards of most, but considering that I have only finished 3 books in 2009, it is a lot for me. I have lost my reading mojo and really hope this challenge will help me get it back. We shall see......


  1. Great list! I loved Snow Falling on Cedars, Skeletons at the Feast, and most of Alice Hoffman's books. I love all the books on your non-fiction list. It sounds like we have somewhat similar tastes.

  2. Good luck reclaiming your mojo! Three Cups of Tea is also on my list. :)

  3. Looks like a good list, Jenny! And I think 11 is plenty -- I'm in the same boat you are...not much reading has happened so far in 2009. I just started The Guernsey Literary, etc. last night and I think it'll be really good. Enjoy your reading, and thanks for being part of the challenge!

  4. Love your list - hope you get your mojo back!

  5. Wonderful looking list for your Spring reading. I hope to get to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society too.

  6. I hope I can get my library to get the Guernsey book in, I'd like to read it! Might have to order it otherwise...happy reading.

  7. I have seen The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on a bunch of lists.. I am going to have to check it out :-)

  8. Good luck! I am also trying to get back my "reading mojo" with this challenge!


  9. I would really love to hear your opinion on the last book in your Non-fiction list. My 9 yr old has such a tough time reading and making it connect in his brain! Blessings on your 1st book that's taken so long to get through.

    Mimi B
    Woven by Words

  10. I put "Three Cups of Tea" on my list because it's been on my nightstand for months now. I know Greg Mortenson's story gets really great toward the end, which is why it's so easy for me to put this down and walk away from it. This time, I'm determined to finish it.

  11. Oh, my! I'm right there with you with the huge stack of books that I want to finish. I'm working on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Yep. 37 reading kids' books. :)

  12. Der, Bubba loves the Percy Jackson series and is counting down the days until the last book is released. I have read the first one and have the others on my summer reading list.