Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring reading thing

You may or may not have noticed, I like to read. ok, I love to read. Given the choice of a book or tv, the book wins - no contest.


I love to dive into a book for the first time, meet the characters and get to know them. I also enjoy reading a new book in a series where I know the characters but get to know them better.


I also love to reread a book, it is like meeting up with an old friend. Anne of Green Gables is a bosom friend of mine. I wish to console Elizabeth Bennet over Mr Darcy’s treatment of her. The clicks of Madam Dafarge’s knitting needles still send chills up my spine.


So with my love of books, it makes sense I would join a reading thing and luckily for me Caddapillar Days is doing a Spring Reading Thing.


I just need to come up with a list of books that I plan to read. Unfortunately I don’t  do book lists well, I always have the best of intentions but I am easily distracted by a new/different book or author. I do usually finish a book before I get distracted and very rarely read more than one at a time.


That said, I will give a booklist a try



  • Here Burns my Candle – Liz Curtis Higgs

  • Deliver Us From Evil – Robin Caroll

  • Witness - Edward Lewis

  • Prophecy – Dawn Miller

  • Finding Jeena -Miralee Ferrell

  • Starlighter  - Bryan Davis

  • Darlington Woods - Mike Dellosso

  • Code Blue - Richard L. Mabry, MD

  • Morning for Dove - Martha Rogers

  • The Chosen Ones - Alister McGrath

  • Songbird Under a German Moon – Tricia Goyer

  • An Unwilling Warrior -  Andrea Boeshaar

  • Deadly Disclosures - Julie Cave

  • Glaen – Fred Lybrand

  • Sing – Lisa Bergren

  • A Flickering Light – Jane Kirkpatrick


Non-fiction & biography:

  • Real World Parents – Mark Matlock

  • Twilight Gospel – David Roberts

  • Bonhoeffer – Eric Metaxas


To read with the kiddos:

  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

  • Caddie Woodlawn – Carol Brink

  • Kingdom’s Dawn – Chuck Black

  • Kingdom’s Hope – Chuck Black

  • Kingdom’s Edge – Chuck Black

  • Kingdom’s Call – Chuck Black

  • Kingdom’s Quest – Chuck Black

  • Kingdom’s Reign – Chuck Black


Plus any other random books I pick up.


I am also going to see how I can drag my reluctant reader into this.


So what are you going to read?


  1. I'm reading Here Burns My Candle right now. You have quite the list! I love to reread too. One summer was my summer of rereads. Happy reading.

  2. I really liked The Lightning Thief. Hope your kids enjoy it!

    Good luck!