I updated my Spring Reading Challenge list yesterday, indicating where I am in the list. I'd better be near the end since the end is soon! :)
I am so happy to take part in these challenges, sponsored by Seasonal Soundings. It has inspired me to read books I've had on my shelf for awhile, as well as search out new titles.
I'm working on the list for the Summer Challenge. I almost always keep my reading light for this season of the year. This is when I pull my paperback books off my "to be read" shelf, with absolutely no guilt whatsoever. Although, I do remember years past when I spent my summers reading the thick classics. I just don't remember why.
I think it was Gordon MacDonald, in his book Ordering Your Private World, who said he does his deeper reading in the summer because as a pastor, that was his prime season for reading such. I would check on that but, unfortunately, it is in a box of books waiting the purchase of a new bookshelf! If you have never read it, drop what you are doing and purchase it now. Okay, you can wait until tomorrow but honest...it's probably in the top ten list of my all time favorite nonfiction books. I've gone through a couple paperback copies already.
The only books I know are going to show up on my Summer Challenge are three by Peter Mayle (ie: A Year in Provence) that have been sitting on my shelf way too long. They all look delightful. I think I'm finally going to read Galileo's Daughter, too. I may add one or two Barbara Pym books since I enjoyed Excellent Women so much. Otherwise, I have a couple weeks to make up my mind!
I always list what I'm currently reading on the sidebar. Usually it has three or four books as I always keep one or two devotional books going. I also always have one "deeper" book to read as well as one "lighter. I admit my mood has a great deal to do with what I'm reading, unless it is something I must read to prepare for our schoolwork. Sometimes there will be eight or nine listed because I brought home way too many books from the library but I'm trying to get through all of them! But in that, I know I am not alone....