Fall Into Reading 2008

Katrina at Callapidder Days will again be hosting Fall Into Reading beginning Sept. 22, the first day of autumn. The idea is to plan the books you think you’ll be reading between now and the first day of winter and list them, then link your post back to Katrina’s here. Then you can also visit other people who are taking part in the challenge to see what they are reading. I have a whole list of To-Be-Read books I have found that way! It’s also meant to be just a guideline, not a hard and fast commitment — most of us do switch around a little bit before the end of the season. One of the advantages to this challenge is that it helps me get some of those books I always keep meaning to read off the shelf and into my hands.

So, here is my list so far:

Home to Hart’s Crossing by Robin Lee Hatcher which I am in the middle of.

The Longing by Beverly Lewis, #3 in The Courtship of Nellie Fisher series. This is just out — in fact, I meant to go and buy it yesterday but forgot!

Sunset by Karen Kingsbury, the last in the Sunrise series, which is the continuation of the Redemption and Firstborn series, all dealing with the Baxter family.

Every Now and Then by Karen Kingsbury, due out in November.

Stepping Into Sunlight by Sharon Hinck.

Sisters, Ink by Rebeca Seitz which I won from Deena.

Summer Breeze by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman, second in their Four Seasons series.

Thread of Deceit by Catherine Palmer. I picked this up at the Christian bookstore because I have read many of Catherine’s books before and enjoyed them.

To the Golden Shore by Courtney Anderson about Americas’ first missionary, Adoniram Judson. I read this many years ago but have been wanting to read it again.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I have read this before also, but have been wanting to read it again.

I really should have more non-fiction there — I often don’t get to it (except for biographies and missionary stories) unless I make a point of it in challenges like this. I am thinking about two on my shelf that I have thumbed through but not read completely yet, I Remember Laura by Stephen W. Hines about Laura Ingalls Wilder and/or Little House in the Ozarks: The Rediscovered Writings, a collection of Laura’s magazine columns which, if I remember correctly, preceded her novel writing.

Beyond that — I am not sure. I have been wanting to read something of Wanda E. Brunstetter, Julie Lessman, and Debbie Macomber, having seen them referred to often by others whose tastes seem similar to mine, so I might give one or more of them a try. And I have been wanting to read something of Elizabeth Gaskell’s, particularly Wives and Daughters since I enjoyed the DVD of it. But I am not ready to commit to those for this challenge just yet.

So my read list at the end of the challenge will most likely be longer than this one, as it usually is.

17 thoughts on “Fall Into Reading 2008

  1. Looks like a good list, Barbara. One of these days I’m going to read Les Miserables. I own it…just have to get in gear and read it.

    I’ve not read Beverly Lewis’ Nellie Fisher series…uh-oh the list is going to grow.

    Happy Reading,


  2. Great list, Barbara. I’m the same way with non-fiction. I have trouble getting to them and through them. But I keep buying them. Now what is wrong with that picture? LOL. Happy reading.

  3. Boy, that is impressive. I don’t know but I would think Les Miserables would be tough reading.

    I read mostly fiction because it gives me lots of knowledge about different subjects, times and places. I just read Evergreen by Belvia Plain. It covered a span of time from before the first world war until the 1960s. I learned so much about the early persecution of Jews in our country. And about how the immigrants felt when they came and how different it was from their expectations.

    Reading helps calm me so I can sleep at night without thinking about all of the other “stuff” going on. It is a form of excape, I suppose but it is so enjoyable. I cannot imagine life without reading.

    I was concerned about the red rooms being too much but it is a good color. It is a blue red. Most of my other reds look good with it. And once you put pictures and furniture in the rooms, it kind of blends. She has gotten some paint on the woodwork which will need work but the walls are in good shape. They filled in their holes from where pictures hung and painted over them. Someday, I’d like to put a chair rail in the family room and paper below it.

    This was the cleanest house I’ve ever moved into that wasn’t new. I appreciated that. I always try to leave the places I move out of clean.

    This will be our last house, we’re hoping!

  4. Les Miserables is one of my all time favorites! I think that and the Robe by Lloyd C Douglass may just be my top 2 fiction reads! I think this is a really great idea and I may very well participate-Thanks for stopping by earlier today. Happy Blue Reading Monday!

  5. Great List. Thread of Deceit looks interesting. Good luck with Les Miserable. I started Don Quixote last year and still working on it – on and off.

    Have fun reading!

    Robin of mytwoblessings

  6. That’s a wonderful list. Stepping Into Sunlight looks really interesting. My daughter has the Heroes of the Faith Adoniram Judson book, but she loves to read missionary books, so I bookmarked this one in my CBD account. They all look good though…thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Barbara…..my husband just brought home The Longing from the library for me! I had asked for it just this week and when they got it in they called me! I love our library! It is almost like having your own bookstore!!! *smile* I seldom buy fiction but I do buy non-fiction christian books and self-help type of books. I can hardly wait to get the time to start reading this book! Oh and I just read two really good books Elie Weisel’s “Night” and “Left to Tell” about a young woman who survived the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. They were a bit difficult to read but really increases your faith in the Lord and His loving care for us. God Bless! ((HUGS))

  8. Les Mis is one of my all time favorite books! And play and music, etc.! I should re-read it sometime. I loved the books about the Baxter family by Kingsbury but was waiting until all the Sunrise ones were out before I start that last part of the series. Guess I can read them all now!

  9. oh I want to read that Lewis book! Thanks for letting me know that it’s out! I definitely look forward to reading your reviews.

    Feel free to drop by my blog and leave me a comment or two!

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