Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring Reading List

Here is my list for the Spring Reading Thing!

I reserve the right to add or subtract from this list at any time! I am always reading fiction, but want to commit to reading more non-fiction. I have several books that I have had around for awhile that I want to read and now that I've written it down, I'm committed to crossing them off my list. I'm surprised that I actually have more non-fiction than fiction on my list (ok, it's only one more, but that's still more!) and that they are all books I genuinely want to read. I have already started a few of them and will try to finish them up first.

Mockingbird by Charles J Shields -A biography of Nelle Harper Lee that I am halfway through, but had to return to the library. I'm waiting for the next copy to come available.

A Mother's Heart by Jean Fleming- Highly recommended to me by another mom.

Teach them Diligently by Lou Priolo-A parenting book that talks about the necessity of incorporating scripture in all that we do.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen -I've heard good things about this, but don't really know what it's about.

Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson- Her new book and I pretty much love everything she writes!

For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn- I'm not usually into books like this, but our pastor did a series recently on men and women and used this as a resource, so I thought I would give it a shot.

Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson- He makes me laugh and I'm sure this will be entertaining if nothing else.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory -This is a recommendation from Jess and she usually knows what she's talking about!


There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene- Another book that I have heard nothing but good things that's about one woman's desire to rescue children from Africa.

One Night with the King by Tommy Tenney- A friend told me this was better than the movie and I got it for Christmas but haven't gotten into it yet. And in case you don't know, it's a fictionalized account of Esther.


Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen- Can you believe I have never read this? I couldn't when I realized it the other day. So I am going to attempt to rectify that!

I'll let you know how it goes!

17 comments:

Katrina said...

Great list, Kate! I just finished Quaker Summer and it was great. Thanks for being part of the challenge. Enjoy all your reading!

TaunaLen said...

Great list! I added Mockingbird and One Night With the King to my wishlist per your reccommendation! Hope you enjoy the challenge.

~TaunaLen

Nise' said...

Enjoyed checking out your reading list list. I am going to have to read Mockingbird.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

A number of people are reading The Other Boelyn girl, I've added it to my summer list. I also enjoy Bill Bryson, eberything I've read of his has made me laugh.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I haven't read Sense and Sensibility either and I'm thinking I should add it to my list somewhere. Great list you have. Happy Spring and Happy Reading!

Deena said...

Quaker Summer is good, good, good! Very convicting read...you'll enjoy it!

Susanne said...

For Women Only changed the way I look at a lot of things. Life changing for me. And I've heard the Men's version is excellent also. I love Lisa Samson so I'll have to check that one out.

Happy Reading

jenny said...

Hey Kate, I found your blog off of Amber's blog. Fun to read what you are up to. A Mother's Heart is one of my absolute favorite books. I pull it out a lot and re-read through many parts of it. I think I may have even referred to at a mom's dinner out one time. So forgive me if I am repeating myself. :) And There is No Me Without You is one that I want to read. Many of my fellow friends in the "adoption world" have read it and love it. Have fun reading!!

Jennifer said...

You have an awesome list. I am interested in what you think of One Night with the King

Stephanie said...

Great List! To Kill a Mockingbird is probably my very favorite book...ever! I'm looking forward to reading Mockingbird! The Other Boleyn Girl is VERY good!

I haven't read Sense & Sensibility either! For as many Classics as I've read, it's surprising!

jess said...

is tommy tenney a pastor/ evangelist/ author? i think i met him when i was with YWAM in England at some big conference with my friends. i have a couple of his books. we've got the movie on our blockbuster list.

Tricia said...

I'm going to have to check some of these out! Great list - enjoy the challenge!

Rae said...

Great list! I have to hear your reviews on the Jane Austen book. Good luck & have fun reading! =)

Boltbabe said...

Jane Austen, you can't go wrong. One Night with the King, while a good "biblical" movie, was scarcely Biblical. I am interested to hear what you think of the book. Some other titles that are intriguing me. Guess I need to wait for your reviews. lol!

Jennifer said...

I am reading to Kill a Mockingbird and there is going to be an author talk in my town next month by Charles Sheilds.

I also have the Other Boleyn Girl on my list, and almost added some Jane Austen novel to my list as well.

Mike said...

I love To Kill A Mockingbird. Mockingbird must be a good one. Do let me know what you think about the biography.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Alexis said...

What a great list. i added some to my master list of books to read! thanks and enjoy your reads!!!