Let’s see how I did with reading my original list, linked to my reviews.
finish Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson (DONE)
finish Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick (DONE)
Newton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas Levenson (returned unread)
The Illustrated Longitude by Dava Sobel (currently reading)
Jane Austen’s England by Roy and Leslie Adkins (returned unread)
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (not started)
A Guide to Dickens’ London by Daniel Tyler (not started)
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (did not finish)
England As You Like It by Susan Allen Toth (not started)
Substitute Me by Lori L. Tharps (DONE)
finish Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias (still unfinshed)
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron (still unfinished)
The Diet Fix by Yoni Freedhoff (re-reading before reviewing)
Shades of Hope by Tennie McCarty (did not finish)
Fun (mostly set in England)
finish The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters (DONE)
finish The Fierce Reads Anthology (did not finish)
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (did not finish)
An Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverly (DONE)
So, I read 10 of the 23 books I identified. I’ve never been very good about predicting what I’ll read!
Besides those books, I also read this spring:
Slated by Teri Terry, beginning another fun YA series set in England
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson, the second in the Shades of London YA series
Samurai Game by Christine Feehan, latest in the long-standing paranormal romance series
I’ve also read the first three books of the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless.
So, a total of 17 books. Clearly, I need more time so I can read more books! Part of the problem, though, was that Quicksilver took approximately forever to read.
How was your spring reading?