Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Reading Thing

Callapidder Days is back with her Spring Reading Challenge!

I kind of failed miserably with the corresponding challenge last fall, so I'm going to be a bit more chill (realistic) about my goals this time around. I'm also going to try to use more books currently sitting on my TBR pile rather than library books. My library is awesome and I'm not going to limit the books that I check out and read from it during this challenge, but I was a little screwed last time by the waits involved for more than a few things.

So without further ado, here is my list of goals:

YA Stuff:
  1. Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
  2. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  3. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
  4. Ash by Malinda Lo
  5. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Adult Stuff:
  1. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
  2. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  3. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
  4. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  5. War and Peace by Tolstoy, yes I'm still working on it.

Wish me luck! I wish the same to you!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a good list of books for this Spring! Have fun reading.

Susanne said...

I haven't read any of those. Will have to look for them at the library. Happy reading.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are still working on War and Peace. I gave up on it. I applaud you for pushing through. Honestly, I haven't even looked at that title since I was in high school. It was one of those things that I strayed away from. There are a ton of classics that I still have that high school aversion to. I just barely (within the last year) began reading some of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. Previously, the size and subject of the books would terrify me. Now, I think Jane Austen is hilarious. Do you think it is time for me to give Tolstoy another try?

Lawral the Librarian said...

Kadence -
I think it's a to-each-her-own kind of deal. I still can't touch Austen with a ten foot pole, but I love reading Tolstoy, even if it takes me for-ev-er. I have to admit, though, that I'm thinking of skipping the "war" sections of War and Peace, and I would highly suggest doing this if you're worried about length. Is there a comparable part of Pride and Prejudice that you think I could skip? :)