If you've read this blog for any length of time (in addition to being cross-eyed from boredom) you know that I hop on the seasonal reading challenge bandwagons as a way to get myself back to the various unfinished books lurking around on my bedside table. So far it's been pretty effective for me so I was pleased to remember that spring means the advent of Katrina's Spring Reading Thing Challenge over at Callapidder Days. It's one of those lax and much appreciated by me design your own challenges. I wait to pick my books so I can see what titles still have bookmarks lurking in them on the first day. In that spirit, here's my list for this year's spring thing:
1. River of Doubt by Candice Millard
2. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
3. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
4. The Sweet Potato Queen’s Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit by Jill Conner Browne
I know, I know. Only four books? That's positively restrained for me. But please note that The Far Pavilions is about a billion pages long and I am within the first 100 of that billion so it's really like reading many books rather than just one. And because I have a scad load of other books sitting here to read (including two review books with more on the way), these four will be challenge enough for me this spring.