Tomorrow is the first day of Spring! The birds are chirping, flowers are starting to come up, and noses are running. The perfect way for me to celebrate the new season is by joining the Spring Reading Challenge hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days.
The challenge starts March 20th and ends June 20th. The rules are to make a list, read, and blog about your progress at the end of the challenge. How easy is that?
Since the challenge takes place throughout spring I decided to do a little spring cleaning and read only books that are on my shelves. Every month the number of unread books on my shelf grows and I would love to make a huge dent in it. The genres of the books I picked range from short stories to memoir, classics to poetry. Here’s my list:
- Sweet Hearts- Melanie Rae Thon
- The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray – Lindsey Crittenden
- Unearned Pleasures – Ursula Hegi
- I am no one you know – Joyce Carol Oates
- The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
- Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan
- Delicate Edible Birds – Lauren Groff
- The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson
- The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
- Tales of Burning Love – Louise Erdrich
- Repair – C.K. Williams
- Sinners Welcome – Mary Karr
- Heliopolis – James Scudamore
- Nocturnes – John Connolly
- Cries of the Spirit – Marilyn Sewell
- The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
- Lullabies for Little Criminals – Heather O’Neil
- Blue Highways – William Least Heat-Moon
I’m reserving the right to change my list at any time. I also decided that if I don’t read at least 18 books from my shelves, I will give the difference away. So if I end up reading only 12 books, then I plan on giving away 6. I really need to pare down the number of books on my shelves. Wish me luck!
Are you joining The Spring Reading challenge also?