Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring Reading Challenge

Katrina from Callapidderdays has created a new reading challenge called "Spring Reading Thing 2007." Always having a long TBR list and enjoying a challenge, I have decided to participate. To see others participating visit here.

Progress Report Week 1
Progress Report Week 2
Progress Report Week 3

1) Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
2) Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
3) Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
4)What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones (started 3/28/07; finished 3/28/07)
5) So Not The Drama by Paula Chase

combined with my list of borrowed books that have to be read and returned June 18th...

    Books that I'll be reviewing as soon as my library books are completed
  • Remembering Mrs. Roggi by Amy Hest
  • Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan
  • How To Be A Baby by Me the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd Jones and Sue Heap
  • One Naked Baby by Maggie Smith
  • Duck, Duck, Goose by Tad Hills
  • The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats: Introduction and Annotations by Philip Nel
  • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
  • Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • The Decoding of Lana Morris by Laura and Tom McNeal
  • Top Ten Uses for An Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
  • The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Grief Girl by Erin Vincent
  • Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb
  • Anatomy of A Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner
  • Would-Be Diary of a Princess by Jessica Green
  • Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Goodlooking) Hero by Maureen Fergus
  • Story of A Girl by Sara Zarr
  • The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater
  • A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
  • Booth's Daughter by Raymond Wemmlinger
  • Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes
  • Corydon & The Fall of Atlantis by Tobias Druitt

and my seemingly unending library stack...which will most likely have to be renewed...

    due 3/28/07
  • Ptolemy's Gate (Book Three in Bartimaeus Trilogy) by Jonathan Stroud (started 3/20/07; finished 3/23/07)
  • Maude March On the Run by Audrey Couloumbis (started 3/25/07; finished 3/25/07)
  • Prom Anonymous by Blake Nelson (started 3/23/07; finished 3/24/07)
  • Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
  • The Cupid Chronicles by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
  • Dark Water Rising by Marian Hale
  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (started 3/25/07; finished 3/25/07)
  • If I Have A Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor (started 3/22/07; finished 3/23/07)
  • The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale
  • Bloodline by Kate Cary (started 3/21/07; finished 3/21/07)
  • Millions by Frank Cottell Boyce
  • Hole in the Sky by Pete Hautman (started 3/25/07; finished 3/25/07)
  • Godless by Pete Hautman
  • Confessions of A Not It Girl by Melissa Kantor
  • Sunshine by Robin McKinley
  • Dunk by David Lubar (started 3/24/07; finished 3/24/07)
  • The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney
  • Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick (started 3/21/07; finished 3/21/07)
  • The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry
  • Playing In Traffic by Gail Giles
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • At the Sign of the Star by Katherine Sturtevant
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday by Garth Nix

    due 4/04/07
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
  • What I Call Life by Jill Wolfson
  • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
  • Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
  • Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
  • Midnighters: Blue Noon # 3 in series by Scott Westerfeld

    due 4/11/07
  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord


Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Wow, what a list. I'm very impressed! Thanks for joining the Spring Reading Thing, and enjoy all that reading!

TaunaLen said...

Wow, your list is unbelievalble. How do you ever read that much? I'm reading Innkheart by Cornelia Funke, and I've got Dragon Rider on my wishlist. You have several books by Rick Riordan, is he a favorie author? I might have to check him out on


Becky said...


Right now, I do have an intimidating, overwhelming TBR list...part of it comes from me not being able to say 'no' and 'resist' books at the library...and the other comes from being lucky enough to have access to a review center of sorts. I'm part of a group (Librarians Choices) that reviews and selects the 100 best children's and Young Adult books each year. So many books, so little time...but blogging keeps me motivated.

And Rick Riordan is great, by the way. You should definitely read him.

Katie said...

Wow, that is some list! I like Rick Riordan too!

Unknown said...

Wow, what an amazing list! Fellow bookaholic, huh? LOL!! Interested in your thoughts on Stroud and Colfer...

Susanne said...

Oh my goodness, you will be busy! Happy reading!

Chris said...

Ok, now I feel like a slacker! lol!
Good luck with that list.

Unknown said...

Yeah--that's quite a list. One thing I do love about reading juvenile books is that they are quicker to read (but oftentimes just as fulfilling).

You asked about the Read to Me mission--yes I will definitely do it again, perhaps next fall or in January. My next idea is a Read WITH Me that I will kick off in June, focusing on discussing a book or books with your family (or other kids), read aloud or independently.

Unknown said...

Sorry about the out of the blue Read to Me comment. I just popped over here in general since you had enjoyed so many of my selections, and to check out your Toys Go Out review, and then, well, I got confused and left a comment that I meant to leave on another blog. . . .

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a huge list! Some of the books might make a spot on my Fall reading list. Good luck & have fun reading! =)

Anonymous said...

"Hello? over achievers anonymous. I have a friend who might need help..." LOL! Quite the extensive list, I'd say. A few in particular I am looking forward to the reviews. Happy Reading...

Debi said...

Wow! Reading your list was practically like reading a book in itself! But I have to admit that I'm more than a little jealous!
Good luck! Happy spring...and happy reading!

heidi @ ggip said...

What a list! My goodness. You do have a point about the extra pressure of a due date with Library books.

But there's always renewal!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness -- what a list! I wish you all the best in the challenge and Happy Spring!

raidergirl3 said...

See, this is what I love about books (and book blogging). I can read your list of amazing books, and I've only heard of: (Terry Pratchett) or read a very few: Megan Mccafferty's (very good), and Ella Minnow Pea (I loved how the author played with words)
There are so many great books out there.
Thanks for dropping by - we had a few favorite books in common.

Alexis said...

Wow... what a list! so many I have not read nor heard of. I'll be back to check some out! Watching for reviews. Happy reading!!!!

Alyssa F said...

Glad to see someone else who has a long list! I thought I might be the only one. :-) Best of luck!