Fall Into Reading 2009

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Happy First Day of Autumn!

With the first day of fall comes the start the Fall Into Reading Challenge sponsored by Katrina of Callapidder Days. More information is here, but the basic idea is to post a list of books you’d like to read this fall and share that via the links on Callapidder Days Fall Into Reading post. It is just a list of goals — there is no need to feel pressured, to feel like you’ve failed if you don’t read everything on your list. Sometimes something unexpected comes up, sometimes we read something other than what we listed. But it is fun to share our reading goals with others — my TBR list has expanded greatly by seeing what others are reading. Plus it is a way make time for books I had been wanting to read but just hadn’t picked up yet. Plus there are prizes! Posting guidelines are here. And even though it starts September 22, I think you can join in any time during the fall season. Then on the last day of fall, December 20, we write a wrap-up post about what we did actually read, and Katrina usually has discussion questions we can answer if we want to.

So, here is the list of books I would like to read this fall:

Christian Fiction:

A Surrendered Heart by Tracy Peterson and Judith Miller, third in the Broadmoor Legacy series.

The Missing, second in the Seasons of Grace series by Beverly Lewis.

American Haven by Elisabeth Yates.

Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman.

The Heirloom by Colleen L. Reece and Julie Reece-DeMarco, given to me by my friend, Carol.

My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

The Hidden Flame by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn. second in the Acts of Faith series. This doesn’t come out til Dec. 1, but I think I can get it in.

Nonfiction:

How To Read Slowly by James W. Sire. I keep saying I am going to read that and keep not getting to it. But I plan to.

Becoming God’s True Woman edited by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I had read it earlier this year but am going through it again.

Dr. Frau: A Woman Doctor Among the Amish by Grace H. Kaiser.

My Heart Restored, a Bible study by June Kimmel.

I do have many more both on my shelves and on a list of books to read, so if I get through all these, I still have many more to choose from.

I also usually like to include one classic novel, but I don’t have a specific one in mind yet. Then again, I have so many other books stacked up to read, perhaps I’d better just concentrate on those.

You can visit the sign-up post at Katrina‘s to check out what others are reading or to join in.

18 thoughts on “Fall Into Reading 2009

  1. Looks good, Barbara! Becoming God’s True Woman looks like one I’d like to pick up — I usually appreciate DeMoss’s insights, and it seems she has a great group of women contributing to this book.

    Thanks for being such a consistent participant in these challenges — it’s people like you that make them fun and successful!

  2. You always pick such great sounding books. “My Heart Remembers” is one of my favorites from the Spring Reading Thing. It’s an awesome story.

  3. I always welcome Christian Fiction suggestions… one of our local libraries has an awesome section of Christian Fiction and it is very heavily used…I circle the CBD selections at Christmas time and leave it laying around… get some real good stuff that way!!

  4. Barbara,

    Great list of books there. I chuckled at that title “How to read slowly”! 🙂 I NEVER read slowly… because there are just too many good books out there. I would come back to the ones I like and read them more slowly, but my general method of reading is slowly skimming! 🙂

    Have a blessed day!

  5. I would love to hear more about the `How To Read Slowly` book, I have `How To Read A Book` by: Mortimer Adler. I wonder how the two compare.
    Have Fun reading,
    Joyful

  6. I think I’m going to take some of your books for my list. I’m presently reading the Secret so I’m glad to find out part 2 is out. I still don’t know what the secret is.

  7. I found you via the Mr. Linky at the Fall Reading Challenge- I’m interested to see how having books that haven’t been released yet works out in the scope of the challenge. I was thinking about adding a couple of future releases to my list but I wasn’t sure how it would work out. Happy Fall Reading!

  8. Your list is awesome! I love Christian fiction but completely forgot about the Janette Oke series that includes the Hidden Flame (daughter read the Centurion’s Wife and loved it). The Missing looks good, too. Please let us know how you like it!
    God bless!
    ~Lilbear

  9. I don’t have a list per se but I want to read the latest in Diana Garibaldon’s Outlander series which comes out this month. Before I can do that, I think I”ll read the one before it, just to refresh where we are in the sequence of events.
    I’ve, also, been thinking about reading, Stephen King’s original printing of The Stand, again. This is an all time favorite. He came out with a newer version which contained some material left out of this one. I didn’t like it. This book is a fictional account of the world after a super virus, developed by the government, wipes out most of the population. The aftermath is a fight between good and evil for the survivors. The thing that interests me is that this story is very much possible.
    Also, I have a James Patterson book to read for book club.

  10. Hi Barbara! Following your mention of How to Read Slowly a few posts ago, I bought the book. I hope to read it soon too.

    I’m also interested in Becoming God’s True Woman and intend to do some shopping at Christianbook.com.

    Enjoy your reading challenge!

  11. Looks like a great list.

    I heard Nancy DeMoss speak this past weekend. She was an amazing speaker and now want to read her books.

    Happy reading.

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