Fall Into Reading 2012

It’s the first day of autumn…and the first day of Katrina’s Fall Into Reading Challenge! The guidelines are here, but the basic idea is just to make a list of books you want to read throughout autumn and then come back at the end and tell how you did. It’s fine to change your mind along the way — discard one book or add another. There are even prizes!

I enjoy it because it is fun to see what others are reading and it helps me actually get to some books I keep meaning to read but don’t get around to.

Here’s my list:

I’ve already started and will finish:

The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges along with Challies‘ “Reading Classics Together” group. We’re discussing it chapter by chapter on Thursdays.

Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! by Alex Chediak, since my youngest just started college.

Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing by Roger Rosenblatt

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

I also plan to read:

Uncle Tom’s Cabin for Carrie‘s Book Club October pick, which I happen to be hosting.

A Christmas Carol for Carrie‘s December Book Club choice.

The Christian Imagination by Leland Ryken

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

When You Come Home: The True Love Story Of A Soldier’s Heroism, His Wife’s Sacrifice and the Resilience of America’s Greatest Generation by Nancy Pitts

Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer

I also plan to listen to:

C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Plant, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength

I am not sure what audiobook will come after that. I have Sense and Sensibility on file but haven’t decided on it yet.

I’ll probably end up reading more than that, but I want my goal to be reachable and I want to have a bit of wiggle room in there.

How about you? Do you have any reading plans for fall?

23 thoughts on “Fall Into Reading 2012

  1. I haven’t listened to Sense and Sensibility on audio yet, but I can tell you that Persuasion read by Juliet Stevenson is delightful. Listen to that one if you can get your hands on it.

  2. That’s some list – When You Come Home – sounds interesting to me. I might have to look that one up.

  3. Looks good, Barbara! I read the Space Trilogy years ago, recently re-read the first one, but haven’t gone further than that. I really need to re-read the other two. Thriving at College is a book I really want to read before we get to that stage, though I still have a couple years. You have good variety in place for this fall. Enjoy!

  4. I have Full Disclosure on my list as well. I do think that When You Come Home sounds intriguing…will have to check that one out.

    Happy Reading!

  5. I’m starting to seriously consider audiobooks. We’ll see. But I’m starting to consider it and that’s a baby step, right?! (It is for me.)

    When You Come Home sounds like a really impacting and sweet book. I’ll be very curious for your thoughts on that one!

  6. Leland Ryken is a great author! I’m currently reading one of his books, “Realms of Gold,” and enjoying it a great deal.

  7. Oh your reading list looks interesting. I have read “The Maid of Fairbourne Hall” and really enjoyed it. I never thought of including audio books in the list of books for this fall. May have to listen to a few in between reading. Thanks for your visit today, that was so kind of you.

  8. “Unless It Moves the Human Heart” – that sounds so intriguing! I’ll look forward to your review on that.

    I read “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” a few years ago (for the first time) and was very moved by it. Don’t know why I waited so long.

    Wiggle room – yes, I like to leave room for that too. 🙂

  9. It looks like we enjoy many of the same authors. I just finished Wildflowers of Terezin and LOVED it! I would love to be in a book club – any ideas on how to start one???
    Pam

  10. A Christmas Carol has been on my TBR list for a long time now, I’ll get to it on of these days. Good luck with the challenge!

  11. I agree with you about setting smaller goals and adding to the list. That’s why I love this challenge so much.
    I reread Christmas Carol every year, looking forward to it this Christmas as well. Happy reading!

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