Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Into Reading 2009 Challenge

This is one of my favorite reading challenges all year and my third time to participate. The time period is September 22nd-December 20th. There is always a really cute button and Katrina at Callapidder Days is a wonderful hostess. http://callapidderdays.com/

Here is a link to the basics about the Fall Into Reading Challenge:
http://callapidderdays.com/2009/09/fall-into-reading-2009-the-basics.html
Here is a link to the posting guidelines:
http://callapidderdays.com/2009/09/fall-into-reading-2009-posting-guidelines.html

My Goals:
When Fall TV starts back it tends to take some time away from my reading and hopefully this challenge will help keep me focused. There are around 79 books so far on the list. :)

My List:

Nonfiction:
*Smart Mama Green Guide by Jennifer Taggart
*Dying to Live by Clive Calver
*The One Day Way by Chantel Hobbs

Fiction:
*Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Rumfelt
*Dracula by Bram Stoker
*Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
*Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
*I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
*Who By Fire by Diana Spechler
*The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
*An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell
*The Perilous Journey of the Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
*Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
*Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
*Railway Children by E. Nesbit
*Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii by Lee Goldberg
*Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Christian Fiction:
*The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall
*Certain Jeopardy by Jeff Strecker and Alton Gansky
*That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake
*The Carousel Painter by Judith Miller
*Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove
*How Do I Love Thee by Nancy Moser
*Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser
*Sometimes a Light Surprises by Jamie Turner
*Return Policy by Michael Synder
*Maggie Rose by Sharlene MacLaren
*The Face by Angela Hunt
*The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis
*She's In A Better Place by Angela Hunt
*Kiss Me If You Dare by Nicole Young
*Storm Surge by Rene Gutteridge
*The Splitting Storm by Rene Gutteridge
*Storm Gathering by Rene Gutteridge
*Forsaken by James David Jordan
*Double Cross by James David Jordan
*Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh
*What Matters Most by Melody Carlson
*Limelight by Melody Carlson
*Intervention by Terri Blackstock
*Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin
*A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling
*Things Worth Remembering by Jackina Stark
*Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish
*The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare
*A Little Help From My Friends by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
*Eye of the god by Ariel Allison
*Love is a Battlefield by Annalisa Daughety
*Last Breath by Brandilyn and Amberly Collins
*The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake
*The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
*Slow Burn by Mary DeMuth
*Fit To Be Tied by Robin Lee Hatcher
*The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland
*One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson
*The Sheriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis
*Fields of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer
*Piece de Resistance by Sandra Byrd
*Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter
*Lost Mission by Athol Dickson
*White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner
*Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury
*Thirsty by Tracey Bateman
*Guardian of the Flame by T. L. Higley
*I'm So Sure by Jenny B. Jones
*Healing Sands by Nancy Rue, Stephen Arterburn
*The House in Grosvenor Square by Linore Rose Burkard
*How Sweet It Is by Alice Wisler
*Deadly Intent by Camy Tang
*Small Town Brides by Janet Tronstad and Debra Clopton
*Ready Made Family by Cheryl Wyatt
*A Soldier's Return by Cheryl Wyatt
*Soldier Daddy by Cheryl Wyatt
*Bayou Betrayal by Robin Caroll
*Speed Trap by Patricia Davids
*Final Warning by Sandra Robbins
*Hearts in the Crosshairs by Susan Page Davis
*Guarded Secerts by Leann Harris
*Trial by Fire by Cara Putman


*I reserve the right to change this list at any time.

24 comments:

Deborah said...

You always have me beat!! And of course most of the books I NEED to read are on your list too :)

Katie said...

Wow, that's a list, I really did go tame. ;)

It's a great list though, there's a few on there that I almost put on my list.

Have fun!

MizB said...

"Dying to Live" (Clive Calver); "Talking to the Dead" (Bonnie Grove); and "Forsaken" (James D Jordan) were all good books!

And, I, too, have the following books on my FIR2009 Challenge list: "Double Cross" (James D Jordan); "The Swiss Courier" (Tricia Goyer); and "Piece de Resistance" (Sandra Byrd).

Happy Reading!

~MizB

CeeCee said...

Wow what a list! My two cents: read the movie version of the Redemption of Sarah Caine. Every member in my book club thought the earlier version was slow.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

I don't see how you can fit in any TV with ALL of these books! Wow!

You have several that I'd like to read, too: Return Policy, Lost Mission, Forsaken.

Thanks, Brittanie, for always joining these challenges -- you help make them what they are!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

My goodness - what a list. And they all look SO good! You have several I am putting on my wishlist.

Karen Sue said...

Yeah, I could probably read that many, if I didn't sleep and don't you really thing clean underwear are over-rated?!?! Good Luck.. and if you've done it before, you know what you can do!

Myra Johnson said...

I'm very honored to see my debut novel, One Imperfect Christmas, on your list, Brittanie! I hope you'll enjoy it!

Susanne said...

Wow. Just wow. Is this a list that you just draw from or do you actually read the whole list. You have my admiration I tell ya!

bigguysmama said...

That's an insane list!! We share some of the same books some on my challenge list, some I've read, and some I'd like to read. On my challenge list:
Woodsmall, Hake, Miller, Snyder, Leigh, Snelling, Collins, K. Hake, Davis, Byrd, Meissner, and Higley.

I've read:
Burkard, Sawyer, Jordan, MacLaren, and Grove

We must be on some of the same reviewer lists. :)

Blessings on your challenge!

Mimi @ Woven by Words

Just Mom said...

These two are ones I plan to read as well but I neglected to put them on my list - The Perilous Journey of the Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
and Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace. I discovered the Mysterious..series last Fall during this challenge and someone's blog led me recently to a giveaway of Betsy-tacy - should be coming in the mail soon.

Good luck on the challenge!

Nise' said...

I see some favorite authors on your planned reading pile! Enjoy.

Angel Borland said...

I really enjoyed I CAPTURED THE CASTLE!

The rest of your list looks awesome and I feel ya on the Fall TV coming back. Good Luck!

Sharlene MacLaren said...

WHAT? You don't read ALL of those titles in the time period you mentioned, do you? MAN!!!!! I wish I had that kind of ability. I can't stay focused long enough. And now with me WRITING books rather than reading them like I used to, I am happy to make time to read my beloved Bible.

I am honored, by the way, to see one of my titles up there on your Christian fiction list. Even if you don't get to it, I'm pleased it was on your challenge list.

Hugs and God's rich blessings!
Shar

Sharlene MacLaren said...

Oh, my goodness!!!! One more thing! I was just skimming through your 'Reading through the ages' list and saw a 1900s book called Railway Children. My book, Maggie Rose, is about her work in an orphanage and on the orphan trains that traveled between the 1850's clear up to 1929 (75 years!). I read a mountain of books on the subject before launching that book, BUT I don't remember one titled Railway Children. Now, I am going to run over to Amazon to see if I can find it!!! Glad I looked over your list. You have some great titles there.

By the way, I toured Jane Austen's house in Bath, England last year. What a treat it was to stand just a few feet away from her writing desk in her upstairs bedroom. It awed me!

More Hugs...
Shar

Jennifer Taggart, TheSmartMama said...

Well, I feel privileged to have made it onto your list . ..

Andreea said...

Great list, I'll have to check out some of these books!

Missy said...

What a list...wow! I feel wimpy only choosing 4! I will have to check some of your books out on amazon. Good Luck with the challenge. :)

Camy Tang said...

Thanks for putting me on your list! I just finished Leaving Carolina and it was hilarious!
Camy

Karen said...

Wow, what a list! Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter was one of my favorite books as a child. I remember receiving it as a gift and still have it.

Emily said...

I love the diversity represented in your list. Happy fall reading!

Joyful said...

You have quite an impressive list.
I love Karen Kingsbury.
Wasn't she to have a movie come out this year. I think sometime before summer. Can you fill me in!?
Thanks,
Joyful

Jenny said...

Lots (and I do mean lots *grin*) of good ones on your list - some that are on my list as well.

I'm looking forward to see how you do...happy reading, Brittanie!

Elizabeth said...

That's so wild - my sister and I loved the Betsy-Tacy series, and I positively thought no one else had ever heard of them! They're a lovely series, I hope you'll enjoy them!