Friday, December 21, 2007

Fall Reading Challenge Recap


Brittanie's Fall Reading List Recap:

Fiction:
“Nobody” by Creston Mapes
“To Trust a Stranger” by Lynn Bullock
“Bayou Justice” by Robin Caroll
“Crimson Eve” by Brandilyn Collins
“Shattered Justice” by Karen Ball
“ The Betrayal” by Lisa T. Bergren
“The Begotten” by Lisa T. Bergren
“Defiance” by Don Brown
“Divided Loyalties” by L.K. Malone
“The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney” by Randy Singer
“Bittersweet” by Cathy Marie Hake
“Saving Sailor” by Renee Riva
“Without a Trace” by Colleen Coble
“Beyond a Doubt” by Colleen Coble
“Into the Deep” by Colleen Coble
“Nadia” by Susan Downs and Susan May Warren
“Marina” by Susan Downs and Susan May Warren
“Oksana” by Susan Downs and Susan May Warren
“Ekaterina” by Susan Downs and Susan May Warren
“Illuminated” by Matt Bronleewe
“The Return” by Austin Boyd
“Try Dying” by James Scott Bell
“Auralia’s Colors” by Jeffrey Overstreet”
“Bluegrass Peril” by Virginia Smith
“What Lies Within” by Karen Ball
“Bluebonnet Belle” by Lori Copeland
“Dearest Dorothy If Not Now When? By Charlene Baumbich
“Finding Marie” by Susan Page Davis
“One Little Secret” by Allison Bottke
“Let Them Eat Cake” by Sandra Byrd
“Days and Hours” by Susan Meissner
“Chill Out Josey” by Susan May Warren
“Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham
"Blessed Assurance" by Lynn Cote (finished two out of three books in it)
"Miss Match" by Erynn Magum
"The Will of Wisteria" by Denise Hildreth
"The Guy I am Not Dating" by Trish Perry
"Hollywood Nobody" by Lisa Samson
"Priced to Move" by Ginny Aiken
"Rematch" by Erynn Magum
"Too Good To Be True" by Trish Perry
"A Valley of Betrayal" by Tricia Goyer
"A Shadow of Treason" by Tricia Goyer

"When Skylarks Fall" by John Robinson
"The Minor Protection Act" by Jodi Cowles
"Catch A Rising Star" by Tracey Bateman
"Remember Me" by Deborah Bedford
"Chocolate Beach" by Julie Carobini
"In Between" by Jenny B. Jones
"Abandoned Identity" by Tamera Tilley
"A Soldier's Promise" by Cheryl Wyatt
"Distant Heart" by Tracey Bateman
"On The Loose" by Jenny B. Jones

Rereads Fiction:
"The Guardian" by Dee Henderson (reread)
"The Truthseeker" by Dee Henderson (reread)
"The Protector" by Dee Henderson (reread)
"The Healer" by Dee Henderson(reread)
"The Rescuer" by Dee Henderson(reread)
"True Valor" by Dee Henderson(reread)
"The Marriage Wish" by Dee Henderson (reread)
"Then Comes Marriage" by Angela Hunt and Bill Bright (reread)
"A Journey By Chance" by Sally John (reread)
"The Note" by Angela Hunt (reread)

Christmas Fiction:
"Hearts Evergreen" by Kathryn Springer and Robin Lee Hatcher
"Yuletide Homecoming" by Carolyne Aarsen
"Boo Humbug" by Renee Gutteridge
"The Gift of Christmas Present" by Melody Carlson
"Finding Father Christmas" by Robin Jones Gunn

Nonfiction:
“My Life, Unscripted” by Tricia Goyer
“Becoming Real” by Steven James
"A Walk with Jane Austen" by Lori Smith

"Grown Up Girlfriends" by Erin Smalley and Carrie Oliver
If it is in black it means I have read it.
Questions:
1. How did I do?
I finished 51 of 73 total (at least that is what I ended up with ... I lost count when I started adding :)
2. Why did I not finish all of them?
So many good ones and I kept adding and adding and then I had my graduate school class and work ...
3. What do I think of all of my books?
Well I did reviews on lots of them but not all. Good reviews are a lot harder to write than I thought and take up more time. Thanks to the Christian Fiction Blogging Alliance I was introduced to many new authors and some new genres too. For this I am very grateful because of it I read books that I would not normally pick up. I am also a member of FIRST which is Fiction in rather short takes. I just started this one but so far the books are great. There are links on my sidebar for both.
I discovered many great new authors during this reading challenge.
My friend Deena at My Bookshelf does awesome book reviews and giveaways and more. I learn a lot of from her and buy books based on her recommendations. I highly recommend everyone go check out her site. :)
And you will notice that I could not stay away from my all time favorites rereading several of them. I actually completed some of my non-fiction list which makes me happy considering it is difficult to make myself sit down and read it.
I am so happy I participated in this reading challenge. I loved it. Even as a child I would do the summer reading programs at the library in the summer. Thank you so much Katrina at Callapidder Days for hosting it. I can't wait for the next one.

2 comments:

Nise' said...

Excellent job! Quite a few I have read but more so I have not and will add a few to my TBR list. Be sure to read the Rock Harbor Series by Colleen Coble..so good.
Ditto on Deena..she's my review guru!

Barbara H. said...

Wow!! I am amazed! What a lot of books -- great job.

I love Dee Henderson -- I'd like to reread her books some time, too. And I've read and enjoyed many of Colleen Coble's books and need to explore the others.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts