Fall Into Reading 2010: Kick-off Post

Fall Into Reading at Callapidder DaysFall is now officially in the air and that means it’s time for Katrina @ Callapidder Days‘ annual Fall Into Reading 2010 Challenge! One of my favorite things about these challenges is how easy-going and open ended they are. You make the challenge fit your reality, while still holding yourself personally accountable for the goals you set. Mostly I think I just like talking about books, but the added challenge is a definite plus!

If you have not heard of Kat and her infamous reading challenges yet, I recommend you read this post to get caught up on what the challenge entails, but the premise is fairly simple: create a list of books you’d like to read this fall and any other additional reading challenges you’d like to make and then link up at Callapidder Days!

Anyway, this Fall I’ve settled upon eight (8) books that I’d like to read before Winter arrives. I am likely to change my mind on the exact seven, per usual, but here are the books I anticipate reading this fall:

  1. Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak : I’m borrowing this from the library right now and very excited about reading it. I’m very excited to read this book, between the basis of the book and the author, whom I adore (you can read my review of her book ‘Eating for Beginners’ here).
  2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery : I have been obsessed with getting a copy of this book for a little while now and I’m sure I’ll be wanting to read it soon. Honestly, I think it’s a crime that I haven’t read it yet, don’t you think?
  3. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan : This is book four in a series and I’m sure I’ll be anxious to catch up with Percy and his Greek God friends and foes soon.
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins : I’ll be kind of sad if I don’t manage to read this one before winter gets here. It’s pretty much the “it” book right now and I am oh so anxious to finally finish the trilogy.
  5. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber : This one has been on my list for a long time and I’m surprised I haven’t read it yet. On that same note, it will likely be the first book to get pushed back if another book should happen to come my way.
  6. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo : This is my book club’s pick for our October meeting so I’m fairly certain I’ll be reading it this fall. On that note…
  7. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry is the bookclub pick for November / December so I guess I should include that one, too!
  8. The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit by Jill Conner Browne : Last but not least, to say the least! I got this at a bookstore recently for an absurdly low price and I’m looking forward to devouring it soon. I love the SPQ books something fierce and I’m sure this one will be great!

13 thoughts on “Fall Into Reading 2010: Kick-off Post

  1. I read three of the Blossom Street series as part of my fall reading challenge. I really liked them. I read Firefly Lane, by Kristen Hannah, a few months ago. I liked the Blossom street series best, but, as a young person you will probably enjoy the Firefly Lane book best. It is more of a younger reader’s book. Anyway, that is my opinion… ; )

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  2. Looks great! My son enjoyed the Percy Jackson books, and my sister-in-law has encouraged me to read them too. Maybe one of these days… Mockingjay has had some mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it.

    Thanks for being part of the challenge, Jen!

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  3. I just read the first AofGG book last spring and will definitely continue with the series (although I neglected to add any to my reading list…oops!) It is never too late for classics! Good luck with the challenge. :O)

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  4. Jen, I so admire that you’re open to such a wide variety of genres in your book selections. I think I’m kind of versatile in my favored genres, but your choices make me look like a stick-in-the-mud. 😉

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