Spring Reading Thing

Spring Reading Thing

March 20 - June 19

It's that time of year and Callapidder Days is hosting Spring Reading Thing 2008. I learned my lesson from the fall reading challenge and decided not to go overboard with my choice of books. During the last challenge, I discovered so many new and interesting books, like the Twilight Series, that I didn't get through my list. Books I had chosen seemed dry and pale in comparison to the new discoveries and I lost interest in my chosen books. So I'll start with just a few and may add more as time goes on.

There are certain authors I have fallen in love with over the years: Bodie Thoene, Dee Henderson, Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Wayne Thomas Batson, Stuart Woods, Dale Brown, Terri Blackstock and John Grisham to name a few. Once I discover an author I like, I devour all their books.

I'm enamored with Nora Roberts right now. Her trilogies are well written and leave you with such a warm, happy feeling at the end. I've read the Irish Trilogy twice now. The characters grow on you and you don't want the stories to end. She also writes under the pseudonym of J.D. Robb about a futuristic female homicide cop which are also quite interesting. So, even though a few of her books may be on my list, more will be read and possibly reviewed.

The books I have chosen to read for the Spring Reading Challenge so far are:

Nora Roberts: Montana Sky, Divine Evil and High Noon.

Most of her books can be found on Amazon or at her husband's webstore Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe

All her In Death Series about Eve Dallas. I am currently on #4 Rapture in Death and #5 Ceremony in Death

The remaining fiction books I will be reading are

On The Fifth Day by A.J. Hartley (used book store find) Mystery Thriller: "Thomas Knight confronts a church conspiracy of silence surrounding the death of his brother, Father Edward Knight, while on a research trip in the Philippines."

Shoot Him If He Runs by Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington and Holly Barker join together to find a rogue cia agent)

Scarlet (book 2 of the King Raven Trilogy) by Stephen Lawhead: "Scarlet continues the saga that began with the novel Hood, which relocated the legend of Robin Hood to the Welsh countryside and its dark forests.

Before I say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark: Mystery and Suspense

Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour (another used book store find. However this one was free. The used book store by our business has started throwing out books they don't want in the box crusher out behind the building and Father has been "rescuing" them. Doesn't make sense why he is throwing out some books when they are in perfectly good shape. His loss, our gain.) The reason Father picked out the book for me was years ago I used to have a t-shirt with a picture of L'Amour riding a horse and smoking a cigarette. I had totally forgotten about that shirt - it has long since gone to the rag pile, but the book reminded him of the shirt.

Tenth Justice by Brad Mietzer: Thriller within the halls of the Supreme Court

Blood Ties by Lori G. Armstrong: Murder Mystery. New author I discovered while stumbling around internet land. Relative newcomer and her first novel published in 2005. Fine out more about lori at her blog - First Offenders.

Undercurrents by Ridley Pearson: Read about Pearson in Writers Digest Magazine and decided to check him out.

False Impression by Jeffrey Archer: This murder mystery is typical Archer with convoluted plots and many characters. He also incorporates 9/11 and the world trade center attack as part of the story.

And last but not least

Adam by Ted Dekker: Another of Dekker spine tingling thrillers about good and evil. "FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark has been made famous by his arguments that religion is one of society's greatest antagonists. What Daniel does not know is that his obsessive pursuit of a serial killer known only as Eve will end in his own death at Eve's hand. Twenty minutes later Daniel is resuscitated, only to be haunted by those twenty missing minutes of life."

These should keep me busy a while and keep Father from teasing me about all the Nora Robert books I have been devouring.


  1. Great list! I read "Adam" and it's a page turner and a half! This is going to be lots of fun, and I look forward to your reviews:-)

  2. Looks like a great list! I almost always enjoy Archer and Meltzer. And I have read Hood, but haven't quite made it to Scarlet yet. One of these days... Thanks for joining SRT '08!

  3. I love the Eve Dallas series by JD Robb! I have to add the Brad Melzer book to my hold list at the Library. Happy Reading.

  4. I like most anything by the Thoene's also! The first book I ever read by Nora Roberts was Montana Sky, a summer read for me while we were on vacation at a dude ranch. I read several more by her but then the last one I read sorta disturbed me with the violence and I haven't gone back to her yet. But I tend to do the same thing, read most everything by that author once I like one!
    Happy spring reading!

  5. I haven't heard of Hood or Scarlet. They sound very intriguing. Thanks.

  6. Wow--big list. I would think that your heart is always pounding with all those thrillers!

  7. Holy List! Good for you! :) I haven't read any Nora Roberts books but I did see the movie of Montana Sky and it was good. ;) My hubby is a BIG fan of Ted Dekker, so enjoy Adam! Thanks for stopping by my place and for your encouragement about my review of The Shack...didn't realize til after I read it that there was any "hoopla" about it...anyways, I enjoyed it and I hope you do too! Happy Reading and God bless your day! :)


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