2012 Reading books reading Resources

March April 2012 Reading

May 9, 2012

During March and April, I finished 15 books. This time around I’ve grouped them into 5 main categories. I posted reviews for 12 of the 15 books, and the link for each book title will direct you to the original review posts which have been posted over the last 2 months. For those I haven’t reviewed on here, I’ve marked with a **double asterisk, and the link will take you to an Amazon link for the book.

Christian Living

Family Life, Marriage, & Parenting 

Biography and History



Observations from March and April’s Reading

  • I finished reading 10 books in March and 5 in April.
  • Right now, I’m at 39 books for the year, which puts me at 52% toward my goal of reading 75 books this year. I’d still like to aim for over 100, and think it’s definitely possible. At the same time, I’m not sure what May and beyond will hold other than, God-willing, a baby in my arms. 🙂
  • I have now read 10 out of 10 of the first 1o books I listed that I’d like to read this year, and am enjoying again seeing all the connections and how so many “unrelated” books give me better perspective through which to read the other books. At the same time, I see several areas/genres in which I’d like to branch out in my reading during the latter half of this year. You know…I seem to be lacking in the horror and chick flick departments… 😉
  • I’m even more sold to using Goodreads to track my reading, as well as gain suggestions from others–friends with a variety and diversity of reading interests. One drawback to using Goodreads could be if I wanted to keep track of reading books that I’d want to keep private (though, it can be set to private; or you could have no friends :)). Of course, that would also apply to posting my reading on my blog.


  • January February 2012 Reading Summary
  • You can download 1 FREE audiobook from Audible.com here. (It’s a free trial, and the first book costs nothing; you can cancel at any time. However, the membership has been worth it for us. Actually, we have 2. :))

What about you? Any amazing reads? Any book suggestions?

(Thanks to several readers/blogs I read, I have started a few of some readers/writers suggestions. :))

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  • Karen White May 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Hey Keren, I appreciate these posts and your reviews. They are giving me reading ideas too 🙂

    If you haven’t read “The Twenty-One Balloons” by William Pene Dubois, you might enjoy it. It’s a kids book but well-written. One of my favorites. Also “The Pushcart War” by Jean Merrill. That one is more well-known and very entertaining as well.

    Some lighter reading ideas 🙂

    • Keren May 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks, Karen. I added both to my Goodreads “to-read” list. I’ve found that if I’m not doing some lighter (and shorter) reading, I tend to get burnt out on reading. (And by lighter and shorter, I do need something more substantial than what I’m getting when I read “Goodnight Moon” or “Frog and Toad.” ;))

  • Johanna Hanson May 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Love all your reading lists. Always gives me good ideas! I have not gotten into audio books at all. I know that would allow me to read more. We only have one ipod to share and for our general music listening so I haven’t found audio too convenient at this point.

    • Keren May 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks. Daniel and I didn’t get into audiobooks as much until we got our iPhones last year. But if you have ways to make convenient eventually, I highly recommend this method of book intake. 🙂