Spring Reading Thing 2011 — May Update

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

These Things Hidden

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.

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