The Spring Reading Thing hosted by Katrina ended this week and it’s time to do a brief recap of it. I kept my list shorter this time, only had 5 books on it and my original list is in this post. I also did a couple of reviews for them along the way, here and here.
Here’s a few of the questions that Katrina asked us about when finished.
What was the best book you read this spring? I think I would say The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg. It was a bit different than things I normally read and good for me to try something different.

What book could you have done without? I enjoyed them all, for the most part. Two that I already had & read, Colorado Weddings and Kentucky Keepers were very light and predictable stories written by Christian authors….they weren’t very deep and sometimes become fairly standard & a bit boring but I do keep reading these kind, interspersed with other books.

Did you try out a new author this spring? If so, which one, and will you be reading that author again? Elizabeth Berg was a new author to me and I enjoyed her book and I think I would read other books by her…..as soon as I whittle down the pile I’m working on now!

If there were books you didn’t finish, tell us why. Did you run out of time? No I was able to finish all of mine.

Did you come across a book on other participants’ list that you’re planning to add to your own to be read pile? I’ve seen several and Uncharted comes to mind as one I think I’d like to read sometime. Last week I also ordered The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards; I’ve seen lots of people talk about it and thought I’d want to read it and my library doesn’t have it! So it’ll be coming soon to me.

What was the best part of the Spring Reading Thing? I love seeing everyone’s lists and ideas on what to read. It also helps me read things I have here rather than going to get something new. This time also Katrina had fun book give aways and everyone enjoyed those!

Would you be interested in participating in another reading challenge this fall? I believe so!

Look for a new challenge in the fall and join in the fun next time if you haven’t done this before! Thanks again Katrina for organizing it.

10 Responses to “Spring Reading Thing–Finale”

  1. Stacy Says:

    Great recap! I have loved all of the Berg books I have read so far. I liked The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, but didn’t just love it. Being a mom, you’ll probably relate to it a lot more than I did, and I bet you’ll like it.

    Happy Reading!

  2. Nise' Says:

    Good job on the challenge! I will be adding The Year of Pleasures to my TBR List!

  3. Susanne Says:

    Yes, you have to read Uncharted! :v)

    Memory Keeper’s Daughter was very good also. While not a warm, fuzzy feeling type of book it was a really good story about decisions that are made and how they affect your life. I’d recommend it.

  4. Becky Says:

    Hi Gail. I linked to your blog without asking your permission first. Maybe now I just ask for forgiveness??? If it is a problem please let me know and I will be glad to take it off. I linked to everyone that had commented on my “addiction” post.

  5. JennaG Says:

    If you are comfortable with giving me your address, I will send you “Uncharted”. Email me.

  6. Dianne Says:

    Nice recap . . . sometimes sticking to fewer books is more enjoyable.

  7. Jennifer, Snapshot Says:

    I enjoy reading all the lists too!

  8. Debi Says:

    Congrats on finishing, Gail!
    You know I hold you entirely responsible for my “reading challenge addiction”! The Spring Reading Thing was the first one I joined, and I first heard all about it from you. Of course, I didn’t finish my list 🙁

  9. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    Thanks for the Year of Pleasures recommendation. I am adding it to my list!

  10. Katrina (Callapidder Days) Says:

    Elizabeth Berg is an author I want to check out too — I’ve heard some good things about her books. Thanks for being part of the Spring Reading Thing!

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