Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall into Reading 2010

Happy Fall Y'all! It's that time of year again, when the air is turning crisp and the leaves are starting to decorate lawns everywhere...and when it's time to cozy up with some good books and Fall into Reading. Our lovely host for this challenge is Katrina at Callapidder Days, and you can find out all you need to know about participating in the challenge here. The challenge runs from 9/22/10 through 12/20/10 and I hope you'll join in.

I'm breaking my list this year into a few different categories: Review Books, Christy Awards Challenge Books, and Too Good to Pass Up Books. I'll start each category with a few books, but leave room for add-ons and/or book changes. So here we go...

Review Books: There will be a few more of these I'm sure, just nothing definitive at the moment.

1. Judgment Day by Wanda Dyson
2. The Dead Rise First by Alton Ragan/Robert McLaughlin
3. The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan
4. Hatteras Girl by Alice Wisler
5. The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson
6. Uncertain Heart by Andrea Boeshaar
7. Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K Paul

Christy Awards Challenge Books: I haven't even started on my list and the books are to be read by December 1.

1. Hallie's Heart by Shelly Beach (Lits 2008)
2. Welcome to Fred by Brad Whittington (1st Novel 2004)
3. Unashamed by Francine Rivers (Intl Historical 2001)
4. William Henry is a Fine Name by Cathy Gohlke (YA 2007)
5. I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires by Cathy Gohlke (YA 2009)
6. The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson (Contemporary Standalone 2010)
7. You Had Me at Goodbye by Tracey Bateman (Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas 2009)

Too Good to Pass Up: These will be new or fairly new releases that I have on hold at the library or currently have sitting on my bookshelf. I'll just put down a few for now, but who knows, I may actually add some on this list as well.

1. The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall
2. Goodness Gracious Green by Judy Christie
3. Always the Baker Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker
4. Cowboy for a Rainy Afternoon by Stephen Bly


Shawntele said...

I have been meaning to give one of Francine River's books a try, they are highly recommended. I hope you enjoy your list ~ happy reading! :O)

CeeCee said...

I didn't even attempt to challenge myself this fall. This year has been a challenge all by itself. LOL!

Now why am I jealous your library even had Goodness Gracious Green and Always the Baker Never the Bride. I splurged on those books. I can't get mad because that's good for the author. I'm just jealous; it seems my library only orders some of the books CFBA introduces. They need to widen their horizons.

Jenny said...

Thanks for your comments gals.

Shawntele - this will only be the second book of Francine Rivers' that I have read. :)

CeeCee - Hope the rest of your year is less challenging. :) I had to splurge on Always the Baker..., but I'm glad our library got GGG since I loved book 1. They are finally starting to order more of the Abingdon Fiction. Does your library allow you to suggest materials? Ours does, but they are more likely to get books that have been out several months.

Ronnica said...

Happy reading!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Love your divisions -- great idea! And I'm glad you mentioned Welcome to Fred. I meant to read that book ages ago, and never did... Putting it back on my to-read list. :)

Thanks for being part of FIR '10!