2009: Challenges – Spring Reading Thing 2009

srtmedium It’s that time again! The Spring Reading Thing 2009 kicks off on March 20. Challenges where I need to make up a list beforehand are harder for me to complete, so I’m thinking small… 12 books.  This leaves me enough wiggle room for those whims that I feel I must satisfy. These books are a combination of review books, stuff that’s been on my shelf for a while, and book club reads.

last updated: 5/14/09

  1. The Kiss Murder – Mehmet Murat Somer
  2. Mixed Blood – Roger Smith
  3. Drood – Dan Simmons
  4. Whiskey Sour – J.A. Konrath
  5. The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
  6. The Love Wife – Gish Jen
  7. Jacob – Jacquelyn Frank
  8. Baltimore Blues – Laura Lippman
  9. The Masque of the Black Tulip – Lauren Willig
  10. Dead Girls Are Easy – Terri Garey
  11. First Family – David Baldacci
  12. Laura Rider’s Masterpiece – Jane Hamilton Darling Jim – Christian Moerk

And, just for fun… the covers!

baltimoreblues blacktulip deadgirls drood

firstfamily jacob kissmurder laurarider

lovewife mixedblood uncommon whiskeysour

18 thoughts on “2009: Challenges – Spring Reading Thing 2009

  • March 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm
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    Watch out for the Lippman book — I got my sister and mother hooked on the series this winter, and they couldn’t read anything else till they were all caught up!

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  • March 20, 2009 at 9:24 am
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    Great list – I keep meaning to start on the J.A. Konrath series, but haven’t managed to yet – maybe I finally will. Enjoy your reading.

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  • March 20, 2009 at 10:43 am
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    I love that you shared the covers! The Uncommon Reader is on my TBR list… and I love Laura Lippman’s novels. Thanks for sharing!

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  • March 20, 2009 at 11:13 am
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    I finished “The Uncommon Reader” earlier this year. It’s a quick read and I enjoyed the original story line.

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  • March 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm
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    My husband really enjoys David Baldacci and I think he’ll be reading First Family this spring as well. Thanks for being part of the challenge!

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  • March 21, 2009 at 9:25 am
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    Lots of new authors there (to me). Hope you find some good winners!

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  • March 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm
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    Very nice list. All the participants have me thinking that I want to join in this challenge. I will have to check it out!

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  • March 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm
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    i love balducci, and i love your blog.
    enjoy the callapidder challenge.

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  • March 22, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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    I haven’t read any of them, so I’ll be interested in your review of them!

    Happy reading!

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  • March 24, 2009 at 7:35 am
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    I love that you added the covers the way you did! I always forget about it and feel like a dork doing it after everyone else. 🙂 I don’t think I’ve heard of any of those authors.

    Blessings,
    Mimi B

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  • April 11, 2009 at 12:05 am
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    Like others have said.. how fun that you managed to get all the covers there – that’s cool! Interesting list – good luck with the challenge!

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