It’s that time again – time to welcome spring by dusting off my bookshelves and gathering a pile of books to read over the next few months. There’s just something about motivating myself through some rough spring cleaning with the promise of a good book at the end of the day. As usual, I appreciate Katrina’s invitation to join in the 2010 Spring Reading Challenge.
I’m actually going to attempt to choke down a few novels over the next few months:
The Taking (Dean Koontz) – My husband recently decided he likes to read (after a 30 year hiatus) and keeps asking me to read this one. I think he thinks I’d like it because one of the characters is an author (seems to be a recurring theme in Dean Koontz novels, from the few jackets I’ve scanned). So I’m giving this one a chance but I cannot read it before I go to bed!
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson) – A friend gave me this one and I just started it today. Lots of good reviews so I’m giving it a chance too.
The Help (Kathrynn Stockett) – Another one recommended by a friend and I’m really looking forward to reading this one. But I hate to buy fiction and I’m like number 100 in line at the library waiting for this book, so we’ll see about this one!
My usual non-fiction lineup and my comfort zone:
Crazy Love (Francis Chan) – I started this last night in the wee hours of the morning when I couldn’t sleep and couldn’t put it down.
The Forgotten God (another by Francis Chan)
The Life Organizer (Jennifer Louden) – I finally got this after waiting for four months for it to become available from the library. It’s a different way of looking at time management and organization, and what I’ve read so far has been really thought-provoking.
Self-Promotion for Introverts (Nancy Ancowitz) – Even mentioning the title of this book makes me a little nervous, so it’s obvious I much need to read this, seeing as I’m currently trying to promote my editing services.
A Two-Part Invention (Madeleine L’Engle) – It wouldn’t be a reading challenge without at least one MLE. This is her take on marriage and I’ve been looking forward to reading this for quite a while.
Sacred Marriage (Gary Thomas) – I read this one a few years ago but I’ve been wanting to reread it so I finally am.
Check out Katrina’s blog to learn more about the challenge and to join in (it’s not too late). And be sure to check out what some other participants are reading . . . it’s a great way to expand your reading repertoire!