Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009 Intro Post and My List

It's Time! The Spring Reading Thing 2009 is here. I am so excited to be participate in it again. Katrina at Callapidder Days is our host. She also hosts the Fall Into Reading challenge. She has a great blog at This year our graphic is the best ever. It is so pretty I look forward to looking at it all Spring!
As Always my list will be mostly fiction with some nonfiction thrown in. I will be going on job interviews so not sure how that will affect me yet. I love to read. It is my absolute favorite thing to do and I love sharing about my books with others. So there will be some reviews and some giveaways too. :)
Brittanie's List:
- This is Your Brain on Joy by Dr. Earl Henslin
- Gardening Eden by Michael Abbate
- Apologetics for a New Generation by Sean McDowell
- Keys to Living Joyfully by Sheri Kaye Hoff
- Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick
- Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe by Larry Osbourne
- The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Secular Fiction:
- The Lost Hours by Karen White
- Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
- And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
- The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
- The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
- The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
- The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
- The Light, Dark, and Ember Between by J. W. Nicklaus
- Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- Reunion by Therese Fowler
- The Family He Wanted by Karen Sandler
- A Weaver Wedding by Allison Leigh
- Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse by Lee Goldberg
- Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( reread for Children's Challenge)
- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( reread for Children's Challenge)
- Jessi's Secret Language by Ann M. Martin
- Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery by Ann M. Martin
- Stacey's Mistake by Ann M. Martin
- Claudia and the Bad Joke by Ann M. Martin
- Kristy and the Walking Disaster by Ann M. Martin
- Mallory and the Trouble with Twins by Ann M. Martin
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Inspirational Fiction:
- Boo Who by Rene Gutteridge
- Boo Hiss by Rene Gutteridge
- Boo Humbug by Rene Gutteridge
- The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander
- Murder at Eagle Summitt by Virginia Smith
- Healing Waters by Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn
- According to Their Deeds by Paul Robertson
- City of the Dead by T. L. Higley
- If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky
- Salty Like Blood by Harry Kraus
- Ulterior Motives by Mark Andrew Olson
- The Night Watch Man by Mark Mynheir
- The Reluctant CowGirl by Christine Lynxwiler
- So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones
- A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher
- Nothing but Trouble:PJ Sugar by Susan May Warren
- A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson
- Saving Sailor by Renee Riva (reread)
- Taking Tuscany by Renee Riva
- A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick
- Blood Bayou by Karen Young
- The Moment Between by Nicole Young
- Memory's Gate by Paul McCusker
- Always Watching by Brandilyn and Amberly Sanders
- Miss Match by Sara Mills
- Taking Tuscany by Renee Riva
- Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn
- Beloved Counterfeit by Kathleen Y'Barbo
- Deceptive Promises by Amber Miller
- The Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt (reread)
- Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt
- A Bride In The Bargain by Deeanna Gist
- For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls by Nancy Mehl
- Texas Ranger Dad by Debra Clopton
- Killer Cargo by Dana Mentink
- Tides of Hope by Irene Hannon
- The Baby Bond by Linda Goodnight
- Flashover by Dana Mentink
- Twice Upon a Time by Lois Richer
- Perfect Target by Stephanie Newton
- Ruby Unscripted by Cindy Coloma
- Gold of Kings by Davis Bunn
- Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman
- Protecting Her Child by Debby Giusti
- A Ring and a Promise by Lois Richer
- Stealing Home by Allison Pittman
- Breathe by Lisa T. Bergren
- Saints in Limbo by River Jordan
- The Note II:Taking a Chance on Love by Angela Hunt
- What Sarah Saw by Margaret Daley
- Framed! by Robin Caroll
- Cold Case Murder by Shirlee McCoy
- A Cloud of Suspicion by Patricia Davids
- Deadly Competition by Roxanne Rustard
- Never the Bride by Rene Gutteridge
- Her Last Chance by Terri Reed
- You Make me Feel Like Dancing by Allison Bottke
- Scent of Murder by Virginia Smith
- A Dream to Call My Own by Tracie Peterson
**This is not a final list. It will evolve as things are added and taken away. For the most part it will stay the same.**
**Bold means I have finished it.**


Deborah said...

lol i always love reading your list b/c most of the books are always the "extras" i end up tacking

Steve and Eden said...

Great list! I've read all the books in your classics section!

Anonymous said...

That's a huge list! Thanks for sharing... The Lost Hours looks especially interesting to me, I'd like to hear how you enjoy it.

Unknown said...

Wow, that is an impressive list! I think the graphic this year is pretty, too. Good luck and happy reading. :)

Cackleberry Homestead said...

Great list - I see several I want to add to my future list (or they may make it onto this one soon too). Good luck reading all of these!

Erika Powell said...

great list! Little Women and Secret Garden are two of my favorite books. Happy Reading!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

As always, Brittanie -- you have a *huge* list with lots of great books! I just downloaded Inkheart onto my iPod, so I might be listening to that one this spring, as well. And I've never read Dracula, but that's one I think I want to read sometime, too.

Thanks for your sweet comment about the SRT graphic, too. :) Enjoy all your reading, and good luck on those job interviews!

Jenny said...

Wow - what a great list, and a huge one at that. Lots of goodies on there, too. Happy Reading!

Becky said...

I've been contemplating reading inkheart...loved Secret Garden and Little Princess...

Brook said...

Healing Waters is a great book! I have many of your books on my list too and you have many I didn't even know about and am anxious to check out. Happy reading!

Nise' said...

Wonderful stack of books to read! I had better get going on Around The World In 80 Days!!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Now that is one ambitious list! Happy Reading.

CeeCee said...

I haven't heard of some of these books. I need to check them out.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is a full list :-) I hope you have fun reading this Spring. I want to read Inkheart.

Tami said...

Great list! There are some great books on it.

Kayren said...

Oh, my, to have the time to read that many books!

I have several of the books on your Inspirational Fiction list either on my list, my *waiting* list, or that I've already read. I also saw that there was a new Sisterchicks book listed, so I'm going to have to see when that came/is coming out. I already see my list changing.

Stacy said...

Thanks for stopping by. This will be my second reading of Secret Garden...the first was so long ago, I only remember that I liked it but not any particulars. Hope you enjoy Little Women. I read it last month and didn't want it to end.

Stephanie said...

Oh my your list is huge!! :) I'll be interested to see what you think of the Harry Kraus book - I've read several of his things a few years ago but it's been a while.

Anonymous said...

I think you may win the award for the longest list! lol I hope you are a speed reader! Seriously this is a great list. Happy reading.

Anonymous said...

Your list is great! I think I'm going to add some of those classics to my list. Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great (and long) list. I love your classics selections. Little Women is one of my favorite books.

Amber D. said...

Oh wow! You have quite a list. Many people have commented to me about Dewey- I am excited for it. It looks cute.

Anonymous said...

That is some list, definitely the longest one I've seen so far. Good luck with the challenge.

Anonymous said...

That's a great list! You have some intriguing titles there, and I've read very few of them. Good luck!

Angie said...

Wow, what a great list! :) I'm going to have to check out some of those books. :D

Deena Peterson said...

Great variety on your list:-) And this year, I think you're more ambitious than me...but I'm still adding books!! LOL!

Looking forward to your reviews on many of these--I may ask you to guest review on my blog.

Just Mom said...

I don't think you have time to go on job've got a lot of reading challenges to get done! I recognized a few from your non-fiction list that I've seen and thought looked interesting. Good luck with the challenge and with the job interviews that I think about it - you need a nice paycheck to pay for more books!

Jolanthe said...

good luck with all the books! you've got a great list going!


Unknown said...

Saw you finished the Spring Reading Thing - congrats on some awesome reading accomplishments!

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