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The Winter Reading Challenge ended yesterday, and in my typical fashion, I failed spectacularly. I decided to read 25 books, and ended up reading 10 or 11 of the books I said I’d read (and honestly, I substituted a lot of books, too). However, with the beginning of a new season comes a new seasonal reading challenge: the Spring Reading Thing, hosted by Callapidder Days. Here’s the rundown:

  • Make a list of books you want to read (or finish reading) this spring. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like. (Also, feel free to modify your list during the challenge if it’s not working for you.)
  • Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky below. (Please do not put your name on the Mr. Linky before you have your post done, and please link directly to your Spring Reading Thing post. If you don’t, your entry will be deleted. Read this post for more information.)
  • Get reading! The challenge goes from today, March 20th, through June 20th.
  • Check out other participants’ lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!
  • Write a post about your challenge experience in June, telling us all about whether you reached your goals and how the Spring Reading Thing went for you. Oh, and if you don’t finish your books, or if you change your list half-way through, or if you only read two books…it’s OKAY. This is a low-pressure challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this spring (and enjoy it!), that’s good enough for me.

I’m going to be a bit more conservative this time and only commit to reading 15 books. That’s doable, right? My books are:

  1. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  2. Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty (03/28/09) [review]
  3. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  4. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
  5. Lady of the Roses by Sandra Worth
  6. The Reader by Bernard Schlink
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  8. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  10. Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane
  11. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
  12. The Disorder of Longing by Natasha Bauman
  13. The Fig Eater by Jody Shields
  14. The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
  15. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Some will be much easier to read than others. But I am determined to read War and Peace this year even if it kills me. And I really do need to read Stupid and Contagious soon. It actually belongs to my best friend, but she let me borrow it, and I’ve had it for over a year (I think I got it for her for Christmas 2007). It’s time to read it and return it.

I will update this list as needed and link to reviews when I finish them. Here’s hoping it goes better than my last seasonal challenge!

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