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. This was the line my initial blog post on this subject started with and, for the most part, I was right. I find myself reading more. The problem is I got hooked on a couple of series books while I was on break and ended up reading whole series that have nothing to do with my intended reading list. I’ve noticed that I dodge the religious books and the relationship books pretty seriously. Not sure what to make of that. I’m adding one book to the religious list and removing one and we’ll see how that works out. Anyway, this is the original list with any deletions/additions noted.
The Sherlockian finished
Already Home finished
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story finished
How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching(almost half-way on this one)
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 finished
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 abandoned (for now)
The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children (reading for GoodMorningGirls book club)
Organizing Your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work for You finished
Reluctant Entertainer, The: Every Woman’s Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality (more than half-way on this one)
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)finished
Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart (about a 1/3 in on this one)
Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting: Modern Piecing & Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching finished
This is the link to Spring Reading Thing 2011 if you’re interested in doing this, too. There’s still time to join in if you want to. One thing I may do is eliminate all reading from my kindle that isn’t on this list. I can always put it back later.
*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.