Spring Reading Thing 2013 Challenge

Spring Reading Challenge 2013
Spring 2013 is here! Time to dust off your bookshelves, dig out your library cards, power up your e-readers, and join me in the Spring Reading Thing 2013 Challenge!

The Spring Reading Thing 2013 Challenge is a stress-free reading challenge hosted by Sandra Stiles at The Musings Of A Book Addict. The challenge runs from these dates:

March 20, 2013 through June 20, 2013

To join the challenge, here is what you need to do:

  • Make a list of the books you want to read – or finish reading – this spring. It’s okay to update the list throughout the challenge as needed!
  • Visit the other participants and give them some comment love – you never know what great books you’ll discover in the process!

So, here is my current reading list for the challenge. If the book is listed under a certain month, it is based on when I anticipate reading and reviewing the book. If the book is listed under Open, it is on my list of books to be read, but needs to be scheduled. This list is not complete and will be updated periodically. I will link reviews as they are posted.

March 20 – 31, 2013

April 2013

  • Life After Art – Matt Appling
  • Muskie Attack – G. M. Moore
  • Bread and Wine – Shauna Niequist
  • Take 2 – Leeza Gibbons
  • Life’s A Pain – Todd Rettberg
  • North Of Hope – Shannon Huffman Folson
  • Free Fall To Fly – Rebekah Lyons
  • Tales Of The Defended Ones – Beth Guckenberger
  • Trails In The Sand – P. C. Zick
  • Ephesians by Sue Edwards

May 2013

  • Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan
  • Seaside Harmony by Evangeline Kelley
  • Sunflower Summer by Evangeline Kelley
  • The Cat That God Sent by Jim Krause
  • The Dog That Talked To God by Jim Krause
  • Afloat by Erin Healy
  • Seeds Of Evidence by Linda J. White

June 2013

  • A Season Of Mysteries by Rusty Whitener
  • Stealing The Preacher by Karen Witemeyer

Open Reading List

  • Charlie Sparrow and the Secret Of Flight – David Anderson
  • Cue Cards For Life – Christina Stenorth, MA, MFT
  • Women Living With Fibromyalgia – Mari Skelly
  • The Trauma Tool Kit by Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW
  • When Food Is Family – Judy Scheel, PhD, LCSW
  • Writing For Wellness – A Prescription for Wellness by Julie Davey
  • Writing For Wellness In Christian Settings – Kathy Vayder

While you’re here, I invite you to check out some of my current Book Reviews and to connect with me on Goodreads, Library Thing and Book Blogs! I’d also be delighted if you followed Create With Joy – you can connect with me through any of all of the blogging and social media icons on my sidebar!

16 Responses to “Spring Reading Thing 2013 Challenge”

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  1. Deb Nance says:

    Good luck with your challenge!

  2. I’ve heard of some of your authors but have not read any of your books. I look forward to finding out more as I check back on your beautiful blog. I wish you lots of luck with your reading list. It is very ambitious. Thanks for joining us.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Sandra – I had a chance to explore your blog a little tonight and enjoyed your reviews – am looking forward to connecting with you and the other participants over the next few months!

  3. Retha
    Twitter: rethatweet

    Another reading challenge – wow
    Congratulations on winning the Itty Bitty Blogathon

  4. Tereasa says:

    Hmm… this looks inviting. I might have to give it a whirl! I could use the motivation to finish some books.

  5. bekahcubed says:

    Oh my. You have a full docket for reading and reviewing. Some of your books sound particularly interesting to me-I’m going to have to stay tuned for your reviews of The Gospel-Centered Woman, When Food is Family, and Writing for Wellness.

    I just got married and wedding planning had interrupted both my reading and my blogging life. I’m looking forward to picking both up in the upcoming months (but I really doubt I’ll be able to do so at the same rate I had been used to.)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Congrats on your new marriage! Right now that should be your focus – but do follow my blog – hopefully, you’ll find some books you’ll enjoy for when you have some free moments! 🙂

  6. sandra
    Twitter: reallifeinamin

    My book club keeps me reading. This month The Great Gatsby. Don’t think I’ll join the challenge. I’m up to my neck in art projects. I should find an art project challenge!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ah, an American Classic – there are challenges for those as well! 🙂
      Book clubs are awesome! Is yours online or local?

      I frequently share art challenges on my WOYWW posts, so if you’re looking for sites that offer art challenges – check them out!

  7. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Good luck with your Challenge!


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