Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spring Thing Reading Challenge update

It's June 10th and I'm pretty happy with my efforts to hang in there and stick to the books on my list. Three to finish, and one more to read, if I have time.

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (Philip Yancey) (blurb) non-fiction, Christian life
The Garden of the Soul: Cultivating Your Spiritual Life (Keri Wyatt Kent) non-fiction, spiritual growth
Miss Julia Takes Over (Ann B. Ross) fiction
Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart (Wayne Oates) non-fiction, Christian life
Boundaries in Marriage (Cloud & Townsend) non-fiction, relationships
The Ragamuffin Gospel (Brennan Manning) non-fiction, Christian life
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Patterson) fiction
Quaker Summer (Lisa Samson) fiction

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Peter Scazzero) non-fiction, Christian life
Watching the Tree Limbs (Mary DeMuth) Christian fiction

Left to Finish:
Surprised by Joy (C.S. Lewis) non-fiction, Christian life (currently reading)
Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen) fiction (I won't let myself watch the movie until I've finished this one!) (It's looking doubtful for this one but it falls under the currently reading category!)
Resting Place (Jane Rubietta) non-fiction, Christian life
Desiring God's Will: Aligning Our Hearts With The Heart Of God (David G. Benner) non-fiction, Christian life (currently reading)

Removed from the list for now (basically because I don't own or haven't borrowed these books):
The Life You Always Wanted (John Ortberg) non-fiction, Christian life (recommended by a pastor at church)
Gardenias for Breakfast (Robin Jones Gunn) fiction


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Good update, you're doing great on this challenge, Dianne :) I love when you do the reviews/blurbs!

Hope you read Pride & Prejudice soon, it's one of my favorite movies :)

Happy Reading!

Jennifer said...

Ha--this is funny. When I posted a review recently and assessed my list, I was pleasantly surprised. I'm still not sure I'll finish, but I'm doing okay (and reading one now that's not on the list!).

I read the Life You've Always Wanted a while back in a small group. I enjoyed it.

Susie said...

I love to make lists, too!

I read Bridge to Terabithia earlier this year as well. Did you like it? I thought it was pretty good. Have you seen the movie yet? I haven't but probably will when it comes out on DVD.

gail said...

I kept my list shorter this time and still found myself reading stuff that wasn't on there! Trying to get back on track now.
Did you like Bridge to Terabithia? Seems like I might have read it years ago for something in college but remember nothing about it.

Susanne said...

That's funny! But I say go with the flow. I had to do that in the fall challenge when books I'd had on hold for a long time at the library suddenly showed up.

Katrina said...

Good for you for adjusting your list to fit your circumstances - I whole-heartedly approve! I have Life You've Always Wanted if you want to borrow it from me. I haven't read it yet, but that's not going to happen anytime soon, so you're welcome to have at it first. :)