Well, I've come to the conclusion that I am finished with my Spring Reading Challenge. I know, I know, I have two more weeks left before I will start my Summer Reading Challenge. But I've looked at the two books left in my pile and realize that they must go back on the TBR shelves, and wait their turn at another go-round. I am simply not in the mood to read sad stories about the West or stories about Egypt and women kept in seclusion. Maybe another day. Certainly another day. Just not today.
So, the wrap up is this:
The Cave by Jose Saramago
The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brien
Venetia by Georgette Heyer
Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
Grand Opening by Jon Hassler
Rockspring by R. G. Vliet BACK TO THE TBR SHELVES
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz BACK TO THE TBR SHELVES
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
In addition to the books on my original list, I read The Little Prince, Unbroken, Sprig Muslin, Northern Borders, Bridge to Terabithia, and Powder and Patch.
Not a bad spring for reading, I'd say. In the interim between now and June 1, when I'll start my Summer Reading Challenge, I'm going to read some of Dame Ngaio Marsh's detective novels. I got a book with 5 novels in one book, and I'm reading the first one, Scales of Justice now.