Fall Reading Challenge 2010


Well it's that time of the year again! The Fall Reading Challenge is here! Katrina at Callapidder Days is issuing out the command to get our reading lists out and done!

I started these twice-yearly challenges because I thought it would be fun to share my love of reading with other bloggers and to push myself to read some books I might not otherwise read, or to finish some books I had started and then abandoned & stashed under my bed. I thought there were probably others out there who would appreciate the accountability and encouragement that a challenge can provide. And along the way, I discovered there were lots of people who — whether they needed the extra push or not — loved to share what they planned or hoped to read during the upcoming months.

So that’s the point: sharing some reading goals with all the other participants and doing it in a way that works for you. If you want to push yourself, go for it! Or if you just want to share what you’re hoping to get around to reading before winter, that works too. The most important thing is to read this fall, to enjoy it, and to share that enjoyment with others.

So without further adieu is here is my list for the challenge! 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!

Christian Fiction
  • Missing Mabel by Nancy Mehl
  • The Thanksgiving Target by Laura Scott
  • Sabotage by Kit Wilkinson
  • Yuletide Protector by Lisa Mondello
  • Survival Instinct by Rachelle McCalla
  • Field of Danger by Ramona Richards
  • A Hand to Hold by Kathleen Fuller
Cozy Mysteries
  • Sketch Me If You Can by Sharon B. Pape
  • A Rose From the Dead by Kate Collins
  • Shoots to Kill by Kate Collins
  • Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins
  • Sleeping with the Anemone by Kate Collins
  • French Pressed by Cleo Coyle
  • Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle
  • Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle
  • Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle
  • Dead Men Don't Get the Munchies by Miranda Bliss
  • Dying for Dinner by Miranda Bliss
  • Murder Has a Sweet Tooth by Miranda Bliss
  • Murder in Volume by D.R. Meredith
  • Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
  • Wreath of Deception by Mary Ellen Hughes
  • Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett
  • Alpine for You by Maddy Hunter
  • Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter
  • Steamed by Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • All Access by Randi Reisfeld
Contemporary Fiction
  • How to Knit a Love Song by Rachael Herron
29 books, rather small (for me at least!) but I've been trying to stop borrowing library books so I can focus on all the review books that I have sitting here! I usually make it a point to go to the library beforehand to "stock up" for this challenge but this year I didn't. And yet I still have this many books! Actually what happened is a lot of these books are from the honor system checkouts at the library and don't have any due dates which means they could technically stay with me forever and no one would ever know. But I want them read and gone! And as always, since I WILL be reading additional books besides these, look forward to my post at the end of the challenge which will have the list of all the other books that I read as well. Well here's to another season of reading!


  1. The coffee-themed books look cute.

    Yeah, I so very rarely get books from the library anymore.

    My list this time is focusing on review books -- getting them OFF my shelf!!

  2. I started reading cozy mysteries this summer and have Laura Child's Tea Shop series on my list. I'll definitely be checking some of the titles you've listed. Enjoy your fall reading!

  3. What's the honor system like...do they just have some books like that, or all of them? My library lets you keep books for 6 months with all the renewals, so they tend to sit on my chest for quite some time!

  4. @Ronnica - just some books, about a row of bookshelves, only paperbacks. trade and MMPB. while they have a bar code, there are no due dates and it's not on your record at all. so technically i could just chalk up and claim them as my own, i want less books in the house (gasp!) so i want to read and have them out of here by the end of the challenge.

  5. Good luck & Happy Reading! :)

  6. That's really cool that your library operates on the honor system with some of those! That's really neat.

    I could use a good cozy mystery right about now. Enjoy your reads!

  7. Great list! A Flower Shop Mystery by Kate Collins is a fun series. I enjoy reading cozy mysteries too. Good luck with the challenge.

  8. Girl, you like cozies, huh?
    Love your challenge!

    I'll be severely curtailing my blog visits--two SERIOUS deadlines--until 11/15, but hope you drop by now and then for seas and secrets!


  9. When I first glanced at your list, I thought, "This is shorter than Deborah's usual list." :) But yes, I know your final tally will be gigantic! :)

    I read the first of the coffee mysteries by Cleo Coyle and should probably look into reading the other ones.

    And I've never heard of an honor system in a library. Very interesting...

  10. I'm going to look into the coffee themed books. Thanks for sharing your list! Happy Fall!

  11. What a wonderful list! I hope you have plenty of time to get everything read. :)

  12. I can't avoid library books even with my stack of review books. I always have a mix of both!


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