Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall into Reading

Up for another challenge? I am! Come with me and join Callapidder's Fall into Reading 2007 challenge.

Here is how the Fall Into Reading 2007 challenge will work:

Who: Fall Into Reading 2007 is open to anyone and everyone! As long as you can read, you can participate!

What: Fall Into Reading 2007 is a casual, low-pressure challenge. The point is simply to provide motivation to read, and to provide an opportunity for all of us to set goals when it comes to our personal (or family) reading. As a participant, all you'll have to do is make a list of books you'd like to read (or books you'd like to finish!) this fall. We'll share our goals with each other, and then share our experience and results when the challenge is over.

When: Yes, you guessed it. Fall Into Reading 2007 will take place throughout the fall of 2007. The official dates are September 23rd through December 21st.

Where: Here, and on particpants' blogs all over the blogosphere. Go to Callapidder's Mr. Linky and submit a link to your own Fall Into Reading 2007 blog post. Share your goals and list of books in your post, and include a link back to the Callapidder's post that contains the Mr. Linky.

Why: Because reading is a wonderful thing, and it's great share the love of reading with as many people as possible. This challenge gives motivation to read books we may have been "meaning to read" or to finish books that we got half-way through and then abandoned. Also use this challenge as an opportunity to incorporate some variety into your reading.

How: Again go to Callapidder's Mr. Linky and submit a link to your own Fall Into Reading 2007 blog post. Share your goals and list of books in your post, and include a link back to the Callapidder's post that contains the Mr. Linky.

So here is my Fall into Reading list. I am interested to see if I manage to follow this list. I've always been a "read by the seat of your pants" gal.
  1. Ocean's Apart - Karen Kingsbury
  2. The Awakening - Angela Hunt
  3. The Novelist - Angela Hunt
  4. The Elevator - Angela Hunt
  5. The Choice - Nicholas Sparks
  6. The Parting - Beverly Lewis
  7. You've Been Warned - James Patterson
  8. Double Cross - James Patterson
  9. Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult
  10. Simple Genius - David Baldacci
  11. Big Boned - Meg Cabot
  12. Second Sunday - Karen Kingsbury
  13. American Idle - Alesia Holliday
  14. The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
  15. Before I Wake - Dee Henderson
  16. Everyone Worth Knowing - Lauren Weisberger
  17. Eat, Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
  19. The Almost Noon - Alice Sebold
  20. Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos
  21. Blessed Be Your Name - Matt & Beth Redman
  22. Mosaic - Amy Grant



"The Jane Austen Book Club" sounds interesting. :-)

Terri said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I agree with The Bluest Butterfly about The Jane Austen Book Club, it does sound interesting.

Deborah said...

lots of good stuff! although...did you mean the elevator by Angela Hunt? That's the book set during the Hurricane. Please correct me if I'm wrong!

Brittanie said...

I love Dee Henderson. Have you read O'Malley series yet? They are her best books. :)

ellen b said...

Enjoy your fall reading...

mama2dibs said...

Girl, how the heck do you get anything other than reading done? You amaze me. Maybe it's because your kids are a little older. I am lucky to get a page finished without being interupted.

Nikki said...

Wow that's quite a list - but a great one! I see lots there I would love to read also :)

Lana G! said...

Read by the seat of your pants girl! Love it. You have some great books on your list!

Nise' said...

Many of my favorite authors are on your list! I have Before I Wake on my list as well. Happy Reading.

twiga92 said...

Some great books there! I really enjoyed Oceans Apart by Kingsbury. It's a tear-jerker.

Katrina said...

That's quite a list! And I agree with the others -- it looks like you have some great books to enjoy this fall. Thanks for joining the challenge!

lil ole' me..... said...

Ooohhh, I am so excited about another reading challenge. I think my goal will be 12 books.

I'll have to link to you later this week. (I'm at work and technically should not be reading blogs!)

Deena said...

Very cool list! I probably should have limited mine more...I'm such a book hog...and now I've found more I want to read on YOUR list:-)