Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spring Reading Thing 2011 Wrap Up

Another reading challenged has come to a close. As you can see from my list, I finished reading 18 out of the 20 books I had listed and I am in the middle of reading one right now. I was also able to read an additional 14 books  during this time that were not on my original list. That puts my total number of books read from March 20 to June 20 to 32 books!!! 

Here's my original list:
  1. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff - STILL READING
  2. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
  3. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  4. Blackberry Crumble by Josi S. Kilpack
  5. The Bone Trail by Nell Walton
  6. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  7. Elizabeth I by Margaret George
  8. Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
  9. Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda
  10. Brooklyn Story by Suzanne Corso
  11. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
  12. Bedeviled Eggs by Laura Childs
  13. Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows
  14. Alone by Lisa Gardner
  15. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  16. Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber
  17. 10th Anniversary by James Patterson
  18. Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr
  19. Poison in the Blood by MG Scarsbrook - DID NOT READ
  20. Slate by Brian Rowe
Additionally I read the following: 
  1. Already Home by Susan Mallery
  2. The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs
  3. Family Album by Debbie Macomber
  4. Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods
  5. A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber
  6. Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods
  7. The Summer We Came to Life by Deborah Cloyed
  8. Releasing Gillian's Wolves by Tara Woolpy
  9. Summer in the South by Cathy Holton
  10. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by CW Gortner
  11. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax
  12. A Creed in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller
  13. Creed's Honor by Linda Lael Miller
  14. The D Word by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Thank you to Katrina over at Callapidder Days for hosting this challenge!!! I got a lot of books read that have been sitting on my bookshelves, in addition to all the review books I had to read.

I read a lot of great books this time around and it's hard to pick one favorite, but some of the top books were: The Secret Lives of Dresses, The Forgotten Garden and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici.

This is the third reading challenge I have participated in where I listed the books to be read beforehand and it's the third time I did not finish the entire list, although I came very close. I did manage to read quite a few additional books not on my original list, so I ended up reading more than I initially planned. I guess you could call it a wash...and that's just fine with me!


  1. Congratulations on getting so many books read! I am jealous!

  2. @Teresa Thanks Teresa...now if only I were that productive with my reviews!!!

  3. Wow, the number of books you finished is amazing! The Forgotten Garden is on a future list for me.

  4. Great job -- 32 books is awesome!! Thanks for being part of SRT '11!

  5. Sounds like you made a lot of progress this spring! Very cool. :)


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