Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009 Wrap Up

Despite the cool temps (it's in the 60's again today), the calendar says that tomorrow is the first day of Summer. Which means it is time to do a wrap up of my 2009 Spring Reading Thing.

I started with 27 books and added one a couple weeks later (despite my desire to add several more I forgot.) Of those 28 books, I read 20 of them.

The books I got through are (links take you to my reviews at

Kilt Dead by Kaitlyn Dunnett
The Ironwood Tree by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes by Marlane Kennedy
The Wrath of Mulgarath by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Too Rich and Too Dead by Cynthia Baxter
In a Gilded Cage by Rhys Bowen
Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
Shark Island by Joan Druett
Killer Cruise by Laura Levine
Burn Notice: The End Game by Tod Goldberg
Murder in Grub Street by Bruce Alexander
3rd Degree by James Patterson
Resort to Murder by Carolyn Hart
A Talent for Murder by R. T. Jordan
Mosaic: Pieces of My Life so Far by Amy Grant
A Night at the Operation by Jeffrey Cohen
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop by Lee Goldberg
Slay it with Flowers by Kate Collins
Mayhem in Miniature by Margaret Grace

Books on my list I didn't read:

Tenth Stone by Brock and Bodie Thoene
Sucker Punched by Sammi Carter
Docketful of Posey by Diana Killian
Exposure by Brandilyn Collins
A Date You Can't Refuse by Harley Jane Kozak
Double Minds by Terri Blackstock
Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle


Quite a few of these books were the latest in series I already enjoy, so I'm not sure I have any new ground to cover. The one or two new authors I did try probably won't be showing up in my to be read piles again.

I got through all three of the hold over books from previous challenges.

The 8 books left over and all books I am anxious to get to. I'm sure some will get read over the summer. And if not, expect to see them again in my fall reading challenge list.

Frankly, I still can't get over reading 20 books this spring. If my shoulder heals and I go back to working out on my lunch hour, I'm going to be highly disappointed with how much my reading productivity level drops.


Barbara H. said...

These are all new to me, but I've read everything else of Terri Blackstock's. She's a favorite, but I haven't read that one yet.

Nise' said...

Great job. I'm looking forward to Exposure and Double Minds.

Katrina said...

20 books is definitely impressive.

I'm bummed that Monk (the TV show) is coming to an end... maybe they'll keep releasing books though.

Thanks again, Mark, for being part of Spring Reading Thing '09!