Spring Reading Thing 2011

I heard about this at No Ordinary Moments and thought that this sounded like just the thing to get me reading a bit more and dodging a bit less. Except for the hobby books (and Meagan Francis’ book), these are all Kindle books. I’m reading by category this time around so, here’s my plan:


The Sherlockian

Already Home finished

These Things Hidden

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story


How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom


The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity

Honey, I Wrecked the Kids: When Yelling, Screaming, Threats, Bribes, Time-outs, Sticker Charts and Removing Privileges All Don’t Work abandoned

Connected Parenting: Transform Your Challenging Child and Build Loving Bonds for Life

Raising Able: how chores cultivate capable confident young people

The Happiest Mom (Parenting Magazine): 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood Finished


Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict


Organizing Your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work for You

Reluctant Entertainer, The: Every Woman’s Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality

Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It!


Every Day Love: The Delicate Art of Caring for Each Other

ScreamFree Marriage: Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer

Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes


Out of the Box: Unleash Your Creativity Through Quilts (That Patchwork Place)

Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart

Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting: Modern Piecing & Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching

This is the link to Spring Reading Thing 2011 if you’re interested in doing this, too.

*All links on this post are Amazon Associate links. I make virtually nothing doing this, but it makes a small dent in my amazon habit, which is clearly quite large.

6 thoughts on “Spring Reading Thing 2011

    • Thanks.

      I didn’t realize until I wrote it down in my planner what I’d committed myself to. We’ll see how it goes :).

  1. Oh my goodness, SO many of the books on your list have caught my eye — parenting, photography, quilting. I think you just single-handedly filled my Amazon.com shopping cart. 🙂 Awesome list. Thanks for being part of the challenge!

    • If one of the books that caught your eye was Honey, I Wrecked the Kids — I’m sorry.

      The more I read of it the less I liked where it was going. I do have a new one I’m reading in its place that I can strongly recommend: Connected Parenting. It seems to be working for both our kids and for us (well me, my husband won’t try anything unless he sees that it is working first).

    • I bought it on pre-order and it’s just sitting there mocking me on my Kindle list. I am bound and determined to whittle that thing down a bit, you know?

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