Friday, March 23, 2007

Spring Reading Thing 2007: We have liftoff!


While on blog break, believe it or not, but it's been like a total blog break, wherein little or nothing blog related has even crossed my mind! Like the Spring Reading Thing for instance. Now, Katrina has put no limitations on when one may enter, however, if one wants to be eligible for prizes, that is another matter. And who doesn't want to be eligible for prizes?

So, if you are unclear about what the Spring Reading Thing entails, check out the details here. Basically, everyone who would makes a list of books they plan to read this spring and posts a link of their list over at Katrina's site. I don't know about you, but I love to know what others are reading...or at least plan on reading!

So, here is my list of books, and I want to note that this is more a reading wish list than reading goals...

Nonfiction:
Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur
God is the Gospel by John Piper
Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce by John Piper
Hard to Believe by John MacArthur
I Saw the Lord by Anne Graham Lotz
Boundaries for Teens by John Townsend

Fiction:
A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin
Summer of Light by W. Dale Cramer
Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson

*Updated to add...
Women's Intuition By Lisa Samson
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Classics:
I'd also really like to read some classic literature. Of course, I've got Jane Austen covered, and I've recently read Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities and Wuthering Heights. I started Middlemarch, but (ugh) couldn't finish it. Now I am drawing a blank on classic literature titles and authors. Any recommendations?

*Updated to add...
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I have to admit, it's a pretty ambitious list; hence the disclaimer above!

Check out more reading lists at Callapidder Days. Let the reading frenzy begin!

14 comments:

  1. If Middlemarch was too much, you might rather try Silas Marner or The Mill on the Floss by G. Eliot.

    Thomas Hardy is a good writer too, but none of his stories are happy ones.

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    I'm finishing a book by Wilberforce right now. I also have Middlemarch on my list of BBC productions I want to buy. Blessings on your reading!
    Ellen B.

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  3. I highly recommend Thomas Hardy. I didn't enjoy The Return of the Native, but Far From the Madding Crowd is one of my favorites, as is The Mayor of Casterbridge.

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  4. Hi Lisa --

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles is my favorite Thomas Hardy, but -- like others have said -- none of his books are happy.

    How about The Count of Monte Cristo for a more serious read or Tom Jones. You'll laugh out loud at Tom Jones.

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  5. You should definitely read Summer of Light, it was (in my eyes at least) surprisingly good. Let me know how you like it if it does end up being one that you read!

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  6. Hello,
    You have a variety of titles there to keep you reading! I'd leave the classics for the autumn thing, though!Happy reading.

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  7. Great list, Lisa, and I'm so glad you're part of the Spring Reading Thing! I've heard such good things about W. Dale Cramer, I really need to pick up one of his books.

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  8. Great list! You'll have to let me know how Twelve Extraordinary Women is. Happy Reading! =)

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  9. I love Lynn Austin's books, but I haven't read A Woman's Place. Also, I have seen Quaker Summer on several lists. I will have to write that down for future reference. Happy reading!

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  10. Quaker Summer and Summer of Light are both wonderful novels!

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  11. Interesting reading people's classic recommendations--thanks for asking. I'm reading To Kill a Mockingbird right now. I read it in high school, but that's been a while.

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  12. Great list! You'll have to let me know how Twelve Extraordinary Women is. Happy Reading! =)

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  13. Interesting reading people's classic recommendations--thanks for asking. I'm reading To Kill a Mockingbird right now. I read it in high school, but that's been a while.

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  14. You should definitely read Summer of Light, it was (in my eyes at least) surprisingly good. Let me know how you like it if it does end up being one that you read!

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