Spring Reading Challenge

April showers bring May flowers – and lots of rainy days for reading! My daughter and I decided to help feed our love of books and reading challenges by creating our own. So here it is without further delay:

When? March 20th – June 19th

What? Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, will be to read the word SPRING plus we’ve added three bonus mini challenges. How do you read the word Spring? Good question. You have three options:
a. Read books where the first word in the title begins with each letter in the word SPRING.
b. Read books where the authors’ first names begin with each letter in the word SPRING.
c. Read books where the authors’ last names begin with each letter in the word SPRING.

1. Read a book with the name of a flower in the title.
2. Read a book with a flower(s) on the cover.
3. Read a book where the main character’s name is the name of a flower.

S ~ Sheriff’s Surrender, The by Susan Page Davis or Susan Page Davis, The Sheriff’s Surrender or Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island
P ~
R ~
I ~
N ~
G ~

Nifty Details:
~ Write a blog post sharing which option you choose. Please include the banner above with a link back to this post.
~ Link your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post) so we can visit.
~ Crossovers are fine, rereads are fine, but please only include books read during the dates posted.
~ Fiction, non-fiction, ebooks, electronic readers, audio – any book format is fine. You can even read books to your kids for this challenge if you’d like.
~ Have fun reading! There are nine books in total when you shoot for the bonus ones, too.
~ Optional: if you’d like to review any or all of the books you read for this challenge, I will have a link up for reviews sometime soon. Keep an eye out for it.
~ You may sign up at any time, but only include books read during the time frame posted.


    • Audra Marie says

      LOL – don’t any of them begin with the letters in Spring?

    • Audra Marie says

      What did you get?

  1. says

    I got:
    The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
    Lady Almina and the Real Downtown Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon
    A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware
    The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
    Mine Is The Night by Liz Curtis Higgs
    Letters from Home by Kristina McMorris
    The Traitor’s Wife by Kathleen Kent
    ***and then I have two others on my TBR list that I either got from a friend or picked up:
    How Nancy Drew Saved My Life by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
    The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern
    ***Not to mention Made to Crave and my Bible study… :)
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    • Audra Marie says

      Maybe you can do the Spring Reading Challenge by reading books to the kids lol. That’s a nice size list. :)

  2. Beverly says

    I haven’t officially stated here that I’m doing this challenge! I am using a combination of Title, Authors first name or Authors last name, but i was able to come up with something for each letter from my current list of books i want to read. I’ve completed 2, but i’m not completely sure what letter they will be by the end. I’ll post my list at the end of challenge…as i’ve already swapped out 2 of my choices just the past couple days! hehe

    • Audra Marie says

      Thanks for joining the reading challenge, Bev. :)

  3. says

    Hi! I love the idea. I think I’m going to mix the three options too, so it’s easier to find books for every letter^^

    • Audra Marie says

      So glad to have you join us! Be sure to write a post about it, and link here so we can follow your progress. :)

    • Audra Marie says

      So glad you are joining the challenge, Judith. Have fun!!

  4. says

    would you believe I’ve completed the challenge? I just grabbed a book off the shelf and it fit!

    Spellbound Falls by Janet Chapman
    Princess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla
    Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr
    The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin
    Nobody’s Safe by Richard Steinberg
    The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser
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    • Audra Marie says

      Way to go, Gina!! Which one was your favorite book?

  5. Bev says

    Here’s my completed reading list for the SPRING Challenge:
    S~ Stay Organized and Get Things Done by Vook
    P~ Pajama School- stories from the life of a homeschool graduate by Natalie Wickham
    R~ Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry
    I~ I Love Mormons: A New Way to Share Christ with Latter-day Saints by David L. Rowe
    N~ The Narrow Path by Gail Sattler
    G~ Great Parents, Lousy Lovers by Gary Smalley & Ted Cunningham

    Thank you for the Challenge. I tend to collect *free Kindle books, then can’t decide where to focus when picking one to actually read. I rarely make time to read fiction and I tend to browse non-fiction, it felt good to see the completed list and the variety of choices I read.

  6. says

    I thought I had signed up for this challenge in late April, but I guess I forgot that step. I have already read 5 books for the challenge and am looking for a mystery for the letter N (in my TBR stacks).

    Thanks for this challenge.
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    • Audra Marie says

      Thanks for joining the challenge, Tracy. You are doing awesome! :)

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