Spring Reading Thing 2014

I started this year off right. I did not commit to reading too many things and everything was manageable. Fast forward three months and things are quickly spinning out of control. Thank goodness Sandra at Musings of a Book Addict has come along with The Spring Reading Thing. I’m hoping this will give my spring reading some organization and structure.


So here goes, the list of TBR books between now and June 20.


  1. The House at the End of Hope Street by Meena Van Praag
  2. Bad Teeth by Dustin Long
  3. Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui
  4. The Antiquarian by Gustavo Faveron Patriau
  5. The Other Side of Paradise by Julia Cook
  6. Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
  7. Circus by Claire Battershill
  8. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
  9. Dora Versus Picasso by Cecil Jenkins
  10. The Setting Sun by Bart Moore-Gilbert
  11. Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
  12. The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland
  13. Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston
  14. Smoke River by Krista Foss
  15. Festival of Earthly Delights by Matt Dojny
  16. No Relation by Terry Fallis
  17. The Tastemakers by David Sax
  18. Summer House With Swimming Pool byHerman Koch
  19. The Explorers by Martin Dugard
  20. The Sixteenth of June by Maya Lang
  21. O, Africa by Andrew Lewis Conn
  22. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  23. Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth

So what do you think? Is it doable?


  1. The same thing happened to me this spring. I don’t know how I ended up with so many books I was planning to read, but BAM April came around the corner and I’m just slammed. SO many good books, though! I love that you had Bellweather Rhapsody on your list (that’s one I actually ended up no requesting because I was so overloaded!).

  2. I know I wouldn’t be able to read that many books in three months, but I am looking forward to hearing about them all! Most of them I haven’t even heard of. I’ve heard The Transcriptionist is good, and I love Terry Fallis, so I can’t wait to hear what you think of his new one.

  3. Okay, you got me. I’m doing it with you. But not 23 books 🙂 I think I’m going to go with 13 – that sounds more my speed. Thanks for posting this, I’ve been loving going through everyone’s book lists! – Tania

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  5. Ah, this is the explanation for all the spring reading lists I’m seeing! (I was thinking, I’ve heard of summer reading, but not spring reading…) I probably have 23 books in mind to read in 3 months, too, but I think writing them down in a list would be too scary! Good luck, you can do it!

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