Friday, December 21, 2007

Fall Reading Challenge

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FINISHED!!!!!



Well it's that time of the year again! Katrina at Callapidder Days is issuing out the command to get our reading lists out and done!
"As a quick refresher, the purpose of this challenge is for us to establish some goals for our reading this Fall and then work toward them. Whether you have a pile of books that you've been intending to read but just haven't yet, or you need a gentle prod to finish some books that you started but then abandoned, or you would just like a little accountability as you work through your reading stack, this is the place for you. Whether you're reading for fun, reading to learn, reading to be inspired, or reading to your kids, you are welcome here!"

So without further adieu is here is my list for the challenge! (I will be having reviews for most of the books up on my blog once I am finished with the book, so this is a preview of what is to come for the next few months). Note: These are all my library books, which means these MUST be read by the end of the challenge or face the wrath of fines! I haven't listed books I own because I don't know if I'll get around to them, but they might pop up at the end of the challenge on my list.

Christian Fiction

  1. Revealed by Tamera Alexander
  2. Waking Lazarus by T.L. Hines
  3. Ghostwriter by Rene Gutteridge
  4. Kaleidoscope Eyes by Karen Ball
  5. The Color of the Soul by Tracey Bateman
  6. Mozart’s Sister by Nancy Moser
  7. Crystal Lies by Melody Carlson
  8. Finding Anna by Christine Schaub
  9. Relentless by Robin Parrish
  10. Armando’s Treasure by Melody Carlson
  11. Island Breeze by Lynn Bulock
  12. Rustlers by Karen Rispin
  13. Shades of Light by Melody Carlson
  14. The Wiseman’s House by Melody Carlson
  15. Voyage by Elaine Schulte
  16. Controlling Interests by Tracie Peterson
  17. Surrender by Lynn Bulock
  18. Reunion by Karen Ball
  19. Flower Girl Bride by Dana Corbit
  20. The Parting by Beverly Lewis
  21. Be My Neat Heart by Judy Baer
  22. Texas Tender by Sharon Gillenwater
  23. - 25. A Kingsbury Collection (which is really 3 books: Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay and On Every Side) by Karen Kingsbury

YA Fiction

  1. Moonstruck in Manhattan by Wendy Lee Nentwig
  2. Cabs, Cameras and Catastrophes by Wendy Lee Nentwig
  3. Harsh Pink by Melody Carlson

Chick Lit

  1. How Nancy Drew Saved My Life by Lauren Baratz- Logstead
  2. Dating Can Be Deadly by Wendy Roberts
  3. Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate by Kyra Davis
  4. Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty

Historical Fiction

1. An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan

This time I've divided the books into categories so you can see exactly what I'm reading. I have some new authors I've never read before plus a few re-reads for old times sake. For the spring challenge I read 50 books in 3 months. Will I beat that this time around? Come back December 21st to find out!

*Ok so I added 7 more books because I stopped by the library today and these were all on hold for me. And then I got home and looked online and saw that 2 more had come on hold after I had left. Bah. Lol, I love the library.

29 comments:

  1. I am happy to see I am not the only one with a rather large list! I was starting to feel wierd ... everybody has only ten or so books on their lists. I have been reading other lists and I feel the need to add more non-fiction ... it is much harder for me to read ... most likely because I am a graduate student.

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  2. I'm already in shock and awe over all the books out here that have never entered my radar screen. That's what I love about these challenges.. Happy Fall reading to you...

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  3. I love Melody Carlson. I really enjoyed Armando's Treasure when I read it. You've got great books on your list.

    And you're right. I do love Angela Hunt. Have you read "Uncharted"? Great book.

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  4. Hi Deborah,
    Thanks for listing one of my books in your Fall Reading Challenge! :)

    Cheers,
    Wendy (author Dating Can Be Deadly)

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  5. Looks great, Deborah! I just read Waking Lazarus a couple weeks ago and thought it was pretty interesting. Thanks for being part of Fall into Reading!

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  6. Wow ~ good for you! I made my list short on purpose because I knew I'd want to add a few interesting-looking ones from other lists. I hope you're planning to post some reviews of what you read!

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  7. Great list, looks like you will be busy :)

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  8. Good luck with this. Did any of the book from last year have an affect on your life?

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  9. Great List O'books!

    Enjoy!

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  10. Wow, I think I am unfamiliar with all of those! Except I have The Parting by Beverly Lewis on my list too. It will be interesting to come back for your wrap-up at the end and find out more about these.

    Happy reading!

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  11. My goodness - you are ambitious! I can't wait to read your reviews as a lot of your books I have never heard of before. I'm always looking for new authors and new books! I do love Melody Carlson.

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  12. Thanks for telling me there are five books in the Abraham's Daughters series. I will change my list accordingly.

    I am not heading back to your post to read your list. I get the best ideas that way :0

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  13. I've read a BUNCH of those..and they are GOODIES!! Looking forward to your thoughts! You are SO much fun to read with:-)

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  14. Great list! Took me a while to work out what Ya fiction was....it's Monday...my brain is still getting into gear! :)

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  15. Sounds like an interesting list. Happy reading!

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  16. Interesting list. I just finished tracie peterson's alaska quest series and really enjoyed her writing. Will have to check out controlling interests.

    Happy trails!

    Robin

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  17. Your list looks great! And thanks for the title correction :-) Happy reading!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by! So many of your books are intriguing. I may have to add a few to my list!

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  19. I am beyond impressed with your book list! You go, girl. I have only read two books on your list--Crystal Lies and the last one in your Christian fiction list. Susanne mentioned "Uncharted". I have read that book, and I have to say that it is definitely different from most Christian fiction.

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  20. Enjoy the books! Great list!

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  21. Wow! That's quite a list! I like how you separated them into categories for us.

    Happy reading this fall!

    Sherry

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  22. Wow! You are quite the reader! That is a lot of books!

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  23. Lots of other participants reading Melody Carlson. I have not read her yet, will have to add to my every growing TBR list.

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  24. I love your reading list. Brittanie was trying to get me to sign up for the Fall Reading Challenge and I haven't even had time to come up with a list (how sad is that, LOL?)! Anyway, I did notice that you've got An Assembly Such As This by Aidan on there...LOVED that trilogy!

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  25. Anonymous11:13 PM

    Great List!! Thanks for the tips. Plese enter me to win your giveaway.

    Thanks
    Nora
    music-mama@fredstlaurent.com

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  26. Oh, I really enjoyed Be My Neat-Heart. I'll have to do this on my blog, too.

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  27. I want to be in the drawing for Amy Grant's book!! :) She's my all timey favorite Christian artist
    Great website!

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  28. Well, you said come back on Dec 21 and see how the list is coming. I looked through and it seems all the list is crossed off... Does that mean you met your goal? Does that include the extras you added? Good going, Congratulations.

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