Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Reading Thing 2012 - my list!

Spring has begun for my four season friends from different parts of the world and that means it's also time for the Spring Reading Thing hosted by Katrina over at Callapidder Days. This reading challenge began last March 20 and will end on June 20, 2012.

If you love to read (like me) and would like to get together with other book lovers online, please do join the fun!

Here's my reading list:

1. 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People by David Niven - I started reading this a few years back but stopped at some point. I remember learning quite a bit from this book so rereading it and this time, I will actually finish the book.

2. Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung - Also got to start this interesting book. I've had this since early last year but misplaced it and finally found it stuck between my bed's headboard and the wall. So that's where it disappeared to! This book was quite surprising. Not your usual book on God's will. It certainly challenged my understanding. I've got just a few chapters to go on this one.

3. The 100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People by David Niven - It is my goal this year to be healthier and lose at least 40 lbs (there, I said it) and that's why I am going to start to read up on how I am to get there. This is only one of the health-related books I'm reading.

4. How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes - I am a closet shy person. No one I know will ever think so but I really am! I also have some trouble making small talk with people I meet for the first time, which is not a good thing in my line of work. This book, which I started to read a few weeks ago, has some great tips, which I have already started to apply.

5. Falling in Love with Prayer by Mike Macintosh - I love to pray and desire to learn more about prayer and how to love it even more.

6. The Pact by Jodi Picoult - This copy was a Christmas gift from my very good friend and fellow book lover, Ingrid, from a couple of years back. This book comes highly recommended.

7. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell - I am a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell! I think he is brilliant. This book is a collection of his articles from The New Yorker.

8. Redemption by Karen Kingsbury - This will be my first time to read a book by Karen Kingsbury. I've heard a lot of good things about her work so I'm excited to get started on this one. This copy was lent to me by my good friend, Varsha.

9. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - This one is probably the book that's been on my shelf the longest. I've had this copy for several years now but started reading only last year. I'm halfway done though and so far, it's been gripping. Stopped reading this when I made my move back home and it got lost in the boxes of books I took home.

10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Bought this book in New York two years ago. I've also got a DVD of the movie version, which I refuse to watch until I read the book.

11. The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric - Started this book at the start of the year. It's a collection of wisdom from a good mix of prominent people from different fields.

12. Where's my Fifteen Minutes? by Howard Bragman - I like to read about my field of work so when I find a book (especially one that's on sale like this one) on PR, I grab, pay, and go.

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13. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson - Was not able to include this book when I took a photo of my Spring Reading stack because this is the book I am currently devouring. Just used it this morning for my discipleship group so it's still in my bag. This book is a real heart-opener. One of two books on prayer that I've included in this list. I'm only on Chapter 6 but it's already taught and challenged and encouraged me very much.


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14. The Dukan Diet by Dr. Pierre Dukan - Shared my weight loss goal with an aunt this afternoon and she told me to consider reading this book. Famous for being the diet that made Kate Middleton wedding gown-ready.

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15. Start Your New Life Today by Joyce Meyer - Wanted something uplifting to read on my iPod Touch and found this in my library of e-books.

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16. I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella - Wanted something fun and light for my Spring Reading list so I chose this new one by Sophie Kinsella.

That's my list so far. 16 books in three months! Gotta get busy!

What about you? What books are on your reading list?

Note: Titles that have been crossed out are books I have finished reading.


Writing From Far said...

I don't mind joining this. I just started to read seriously early of this year.

P/s I am a slow reader.

Tiffany said...

Great list! Happy Reading! :)

Anonymous said...

Redeeming Love and The Help are two of the best books I've ever read. Great list!