It’s hard to fathom that summer is just now officially starting since life has been feeling pretty summery for a few weeks now. But the end of spring brings with it the end of Katrina‘s annual Spring Reading Thing! It’s time to share how we did with the goals we set back at the beginning of spring and link our wrap-up posts here.
Here is what I completed:
On my original list:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, an all-time favorite, reviewed here.
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner, “a tale of two Janes,” a modern-day Jane who finds a ring in her antique store that may have belonged to Lady Jane Grey. One of my favorites from this year. Reviewed here.
Words by Ginny Yttrup excellent, one of my favorite books so far this year, reviewed here. The first pages grabbed me and the rest of the book held me. Though the subject of child abuse is a hard one to read, the redemptive story is excellent.
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter, compiled by Nancy Guthrie. Excellent.
I’m also about half-way through Goforth of China by Rosalind Goforth, not on my original list. I’ve read it multiple times but just wanted to read it again: this is one of my most highly recommended books.
So, in summary, I did finish my original goals plus I added in a few others. I know some people read way more than I do, but I am satisfied with my list. If I read faster I wouldn’t get as much out of what I read. I did enjoy discovering several new authors as well as visiting with familiar ones. My two favorites were Words by Ginny Yttrup and Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner. The least favorite was 10 Gospel Promises for Later Life by Jane Marie Thibault.
I always enjoy the opportunity to be a bit more purposeful in my reading goals through this challenge rather than just grabbing whatever I am in the mood for (though I enjoy doing that, too!) And I enjoy visiting with other readers to see what they read and what they thought about it. I almost always find new titles to add to my to-be-read list. Thanks to Katrina for hosting this fun challenge every year!