Only ten more days to go in the Spring Reading Challenge.  Three months really does go by fast when you're barely paying attention.

I have achieved my goal of reading at least ten books, even if they weren't the ten books I said I was going to read.

1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2) The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

3) Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak

4) Murder in the Latin Quarter by Cara Black

5) Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye*

6) The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow

7) Once Were Cops: A Novel by Ken Bruen

8) The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos*

9) Power Play by Joseph Finder

10) Long Lost by Harlan Coben

11) Life Sentences by Laura Lippman*

* Favorites

I've started the 12th book, The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz and I'm really enjoying it.

Looking back over the challenge, I've probably short changed myself a little because instead of challenging myself on genres, I pretty much stuck to mysteries, crime, and thrillers. What can I say? This is what I get the most enjoyment out of, and this challenge was mostly about having fun and reading more.

5 Replies to “Spring Reading Challenge Update #2”

  1. Antoinette says: June 10, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Whooo Hooo! You’ve inspired me to read more. Is Mick reading with you? Did you read all of these on your Kindle?

  2. Mick says: June 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I only read 1 and 5. I’ll probably read at least a couple of the others though.

  3. Morgan says: June 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Well you read way more than me. I’m still working on my 8th book I think. Oh well, I’ll get maybe one or two more finished. I got a bit sidetracked with Weeds season 4 cout on DVD.

  4. Julie Carruth says: June 11, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I’m still reading, although I need to sit down and write down everything I read. I don’t think I liked Dust and Shadow as much as you, but part of that is that I LOVE Laurie King’s re-interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, and I missed Mary Russell (Sherlock’s partner/wife in the series).

  5. Laurie says: June 13, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I like your choice of genre because I get to click on all of the links and see which ones I’ll read. I’m amazed at how much more reading I’m getting thru, now that I’ve got the K2. That and Audible should help clear the house clutter.
    HA HA HA HA HA!! Oh, sometimes I really amuse myself.

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