Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Into Reading 2010

The Fall Into Reading Challenge hosted by Callapidder Days is THE thing that got this blog started a year ago. I liked the idea of making a list of books to read during the fall and putting it out there for all to see, all 5 of you who occasionally check this blog, that is.

So, now it's time to do it again. I've been making my list and checking it twice. Here's what I've got right now:

The Confession (Grisham's newest and already on hold at the library)
A Homemade Life
The Catcher in the Rye (every fall I plan and, subsequently fail, to read this)
Her Mother's Hope/Her Daughter's Legacy by Francine Rivers
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (this book has been on my Amazon wish list for too long)
Brooklyn (ditto)
My Life in France
The Book Thief
Ape House (I'm hoping to attend a reading/signing by author Sara Gruen in October)
Half Broke Horses (Jeanette Walls is also going to be here for a signing...hmmm)
The Hole in our Gospel (I should probably read this one first)
The Whole Life Adoption Book (And I should probably just read a little of this one each day)
October book club: A Farewell To Arms by Hemingway
And maybe...Ted Dekker's Circle Trilogy

To be added:
November and December book club picks

Other reading goals -
Read to CJ at least 4 nights a week - We've been working our way through the Little House on the Prairie series for a very long time. It would be fun to get to something else.


  1. Great list! I am sure you will have a blast at the book signings!!

  2. I remember next to nothing about Cather in the Rye...I should re-read that one.

    The Circle it!

  3. Great list! I've enjoyed some of those books, like My Life in France.

    I liked Water for Elephants, but I've just never psyched myself into picking up Ape House.

  4. I really liked The Book Thief, though it took me a while to get into it. And I read Hotel on the Corner... this summer. It's a little slower-paced than the books I usually reach for, but somehow it captivated me and I ended up really liking it.

    Enjoy your fall reading, and thanks for joining the challenge!

  5. Her Mother's Hope was one I really enjoyed. I've got Her Daughter's Dream on my wish list. The circle Trilogy is really good too especially if you like allegorical stories. Happy reading.

  6. Great list! I liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I'm curious about Ape House as I enjoyed Water for Elephants.