Friday, June 01, 2007

Spring Reading Challenge

I have just a moment to write the books I read in Spring (excuse any typos!).

I made most of my Spring Reading Challenge, just a few didn't get read. I added a lot, especially library books!

Those with an * are from the Spring Reading Challenge... While I liked most of them very much, those highlighted are books I HIGHLY recommend! Of course, all the Victoria books are wonderful so I won't bother highlighting them.

I'll list my Summer Challenge when I get a chance. :)

March, 2007
12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman, by Lane Jordan
The Romance of Country Inns by Gail Greco*
The Simple Home by Sharon Hanby-Robie*
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield*
(one of the best books I've ever read although not for someone wanting a lighthearted story)
Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson*
The Heart of France - Victoria
Romantic Country Style - Victoria
Intimate Home - Victoria
The Traditions of Christmas - Victoria
At Home With Roses - Victoria
Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden by Emily Whaley (a lovely book!)
With Love, The L'abri Family Letters 1948-1960 by Edith Schaeffer*
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald*

April, 2007
Queen of the Castle by Lynn Bowen Walker (full of great ideas and recipes for homemakers)
Mary Jane's Ideabook.Cookbook.Lifebook by Mary Jane Butters (gorgeous and practical)
Making Choices by Alexandra Stoddard
Time For Tea; Tea and Conversations with Thirteen English Women by Michele Rivers
Let's Have Tea Together by Susan Wheeler
Dragonwell Dead by Laura Childs (another in the Tea Shop cozy mystery series)
At Home with Carolyne Roehm by Carolyne Roehm

May, 2007
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym*
Choosing Happiness by Alexandra Stoddard
For the Love of Learning by Jenny Sockey
Victorian Chic by Anita Louise Crane
An Affair With a House by Bunny Williams
The Edwardian Lady; The Story of Edith Holden by Ina Taylor*
Madame Curie by Eve Curie*
The King's English; Adventures of an Independent Bookseller by Betsy Burton**
The Pleasures of Tea - Victoria

**I think The King's English would be much more appreciated by someone who reads a lot more fiction than I do. It is the story of The King's English bookstore and quite interesting. I just didn't get much out of it because I haven't read a fraction of the books she discussed...still an interesting book!


Mrs. G said...

I see you love some of the books I do so I'm going to look up some of the books with which I am not familiar :) and request them from the library :)

thanks so much for the list :)

Cheryl (copper's wife) said...

I have a couple of your recent reads in my "next to be read" stack! Glad to read the recommendations (they were both highlighted!).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful list of books! Looks great!

smilnsigh said...

And MORE book ideas!!! Oh Brenda!!! -giggles- You are just being *Eeeeeevil* to me, this morning!!! ,-) I can't keep up with all the goodies you're leaving on my plate! Even though you are so busy yourself.

Help! What will reading your blog, be like, when your family goes home and you get rested and.... really get back to blogging!?! I will be overwhelmed!!! :-)))))))))

All above is kidding, with love. But you know that!

Hugs, Mari-Nanci

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I've only read two from your list. Chopping Spree. I love goldy the caterer. The thirteenth Tale which I enjoyed immensely. I'm cpoying your list though!