Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall into Reading 2013

Happy Fall, Y'all!

It's hard to believe another summer has come and gone. I'm definitely feeling fall in the air and the slightest wind is causing the leaves to find their way to the ground. These chilly evenings are making it so much more desirable to choose to cuddle up with a good book and a warm beverage and read the night away - and just in time comes the Fall into Reading Challenge. I've joined in many of the Fall into Reading Challenges when they were hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days and am happy to see that someone has picked up the mantle to carry on this challenge.

This year's host is Sandra Stiles at The Musings of a Book Addict and you can find out all the pertinent info here.

Here's my tentative list of the books I hope to get through in the next three months. I know it seems a bit ambitious but I'm trying to hit my goal for the number of books read in 2013 as well as finish a few challenges I signed up for in January.

Review books:

1. The Nurse's Secret Suitor by Cheryl Wyatt
2. Pretty is as Pretty Does by Debby Mayne
3. A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower
4. The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman

Books to finish my reading goals for 2013:

1. Three Hearts, One Town by Sarah Jae Foster
2. Black, White, Other by Joan Steinau Lester
3. Jim Eliot - Missionary Martyr by Susan Martin Millers
4. In Plain View by Olivia Newport
5. Swimming through Clouds by Rajdeep Paulus
6. Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley
7. Bright Christmas by Susan Rohrer
8. It's Complicated by Laura L Smith
9. It's Over by Laura L Smith
10. Diary of a Real Payne by Annie Tipton
11. Knocking 'Em Dead by Chris Well
12. The Icing on the Cake by Janice Thompson
13. Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins
14. Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray
15. The Christmas Visitor by Linda Byler
16. Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis
17. Beneath the Dover Sky by Murray Pura
18. Frame 232 by Wil Mara
19. In the Secret Service by Jerry Parr
20. Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson
21. The Doctor's Devotion by Cheryl Wyatt
22. Love Finds You in Lancaster, PA by Annalisa Daughety
23. Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge/John Ward
24. Love Finds You in Carmel by-the-Sea by Sandra Bricker
25. The Tattered Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter
26. A Plain Death by Amanda Flower
27. A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower
28. Double Take by Melody Carlson
29. Damaged by Melody Carlson
30. The Future Door by Jason Lethcoe
31. Blown Away by Nancy Mehl
32. Burying the Hatchet by Chris Well

I am also reading the preliminary list (25 books) of the Missouri Show-Me Award Nominees for 2014-2015 and I will add those as I read them.

Happy Reading, Everyone!


Sandra Stiles said...

Welcome to the challenge Jenny. Quite an impressive list of books. I haven't read any of them, but I'm familiar with many of the authors. Happy reading.

Mark Baker said...

That list is about as ambitious as mine. Hope you have good luck reaching your goals.

Jenny said...

Thanks, both of you, for your comments.

I'm happy to be part of the challenge, Sandra.

Yes, Mark, the list is ambitious...but this year really got away from me so I'm trying to play catch up.

Susanne said...

Wow, and my daughter thought my list was big! It is a pittance compared to yours. Happy reading and have fun getting to that goal!

S said...

Wow, that is some list. I was interested in a couple of those titles as they sounded like mysteries. I went and checked and see that they are set in Amish country. I've not read any of those, I might see if I can get around to those.