Because reading is a wonderful thing, and I like to do my part to share the love of reading with as many people as possible. But also because a challenge often gives me the motivation I need to read books I’ve been “meaning to read” or to finish books that I got half-way through and then abandoned. I use challenges as an opportunity to incorporate some variety into my reading (I tend to fall into reading ruts) and to try out new authors or new genres. My hope is that Fall Into Reading 2007 will give you the motivation and opportunity you need to reach your own reading goals.
Those reasons are exactly what I like about the challenge. If you’d like to participate, check the guidelines here. You’ll also find out there how to win an Amazon.com gift certificate! You can go here to link your post or find out what others are reading (I’ve started keeping a list of interesting things I see others reading).
My first two are non-fiction rolled over from my summer reading list:
Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman’s Story by Mark Ritchie, recommended by Jungle Mom.
In the Best Possible Light by Beneth Peters Jones, about Biblical femininity.
New books are:
Simple Gifts by Lori Copeland.
The Parting, the first in a new series by Beverly Lewis, who is always good. Most, if not all of her stories are stem from her grandmother’s Amish heritage.
Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury, a sequel to A Thousand Tomorrows, continuing the story of Cody Gunner, dealing in this book with the care of his brother who has Down Syndrome.
Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon, a new novel about Father Tim of the Mitford series, due out in late October.
I also like to include at least one classic…I think this time it will be The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere. I was actually disappointed in his Three Musketeers and The Man In the Iron Mask, but I have heard good things about this one.
And, of course, there are my daily/weekly reads:
Daily Light on the Daily Path compiled by the Samuel Bagster family
Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer
The Bible: Finishing Psalms, going on next to Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon.
I may add more, depending on how I do with these. But these will keep me busy for a while.