Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008 Wrap-Up Post

I cannot believe it but Fall is Almost Over and it is the end of the Fall Into Reading 2008 Challenge already. I love this challenge. I did it last year and hopefully will do it again next year.
Now some questions from Katrina at Callpidder Days(our hostess)
Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not?
Yes and No. I read all the books listed below but my acual list changed over the course of the challenge. Some books I never received and I added quite a few of them.
Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along?
See above answer.
What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why
I cannot pick just one favorite and least favorite so here are a few of them.
I did not like Godly Love at all. I also did not enjoy the Number 1 Ladies Dective Agency first book.
My favorites include Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard which is an inspirational Regency fiction novel that I loved, Fall of Candy Corn and Winter of Candy Cane by Debbie Viguie, Single Sashimi by Camy Tang, and both books by Nicole Baart. Nicole is a new favorite author for me. I cannot wait for her next book. My favorite of the nonfiction books is Multiple Blessings by Jon and Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson.
Did you learn something new because of the Fall Into Reading challenge?—something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about?
I learned that I am growing as a reader. I am reading many genre's now that I have not previously been accustomed to reading. I am reading more of a variety including mysteries, suspense, classics, historicals, etc. I am reading more nonfiction books than ever. I read too fast without reviewing everything I read which I hope to work on for the new year.
What was your favorite thing about the Fall Into Reading challenge?
I loved finding new blogs to read and seeing other people's lists and reviews.
Brittanie's Final Fall Into Reading Challenge 2008 Completed books list:

1. The Sighing of the Winter Trees by Laura Grossman (Poetry)

2. Mutiple Blessings by Jon and Kate Gosslin and Beth Carson

3. The Yellow Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

4. A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

5. Godly Love: A Rose Planted in the Desert of our Hearts by Stephen Post

6. The Truth About You by Marcus Buckingham


7. John 3:16 by Nancy Moser(ARC)

8. Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

9. Cyndere's Midnight by Jeffrey Overstreet

10. A Cut Above by Ginny Aiken

11. Ruby's Slippers by Leanna Ellis(ARC)

12. Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie(ARC)

13. Shadows of Colossus by T. L. Higley

14. Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard

15. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

16. More Than a Cowboy by Susan Hornick

17. Par for the Course by Ray Blackston

18. The Dopple Ganger Chronicles: The First Escape by G. P. Taylor

19. After the Leaves Fall by Nicole Baart

20. Quills and Promises by Amber Miller

21. Beloved Captive by Kathleen Y'Barbo

22. Kill Me If You Can by Nicole Young

23. Zero G by Alton Gansky

24. Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

25. My Sister Dilly by Maureen Lang

26. Ripple Effect by Paul McCusker

27. Infidel Graphic Novel by Ted Dekker

28. A Military Match by Patricia Davids

29. The Death and Life of Gabriel Phillips by Stephen Baldwin and Mark Tabb

30. Homefront Holiday by Jillian Hart

31. Home Another Way by Christa Parrish(ARC)

32. A Beautiful Fall by Chris Coppernell

33. Bundle of Joy by Robin Lee Hatcher

34. Less the Dead by Tim Downs

35. Dangerous Heart by Tracey Bateman

36. My Mother's Wish (An American Christmas Carol) by Jerry Camery-Hoggatt

37. Rain Song by Alice Wisler

38. Out of her Hands by Megan DiMaria

39. Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

40. One Holy Night by J. M. Hochstetler

41. White Christmas Pie by Wanda Brunstetter

42. Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins

43. Single Sashimi by Camy Tang

44. Season of Glory by Ron and Janet Benrey

45. Leave it to Chance by Sherri Sand

46. When Mother was Eleven-foot-Four by Jerry Camery-Hoggatt

47. A Matter of the Heart by Patricia Davids

48. Courting Miss Adelaide by Janet Dean

49. Back to Life by Kristen Billerbeck

50. Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman

51. Long Journey Home by Sharlene MacLaren

52. The Chosen by Chaim Potok (Reread)

53. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

54. An Irish Christmas by Melody Carlson

55. Hannah Grace by Sharlene MacLauren

56. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

57. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

58. A Texas Thanksgiving by Margaret Daley

59. Family Treasures by Kathryn Springer

60. Holiday Illusion by Lynette Eason

61. The Fall of Candy Corn by Debbie Viguie

62. The Winter of Candy Cane by Debbie Viguie

63. A Promise to Believe In by Tracie Peterson

64. Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn (reread)

65. The Promise by Chaim Potok (reread)

66. Summer Snow by Nicole Baart

67. Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
68. How Reading Changed my Life by Anna Quindlen (NF)
69. Wanted by Shelley Sheppard Gray


Anonymous said...

Wow that's a LOT of books - great job!

SmilingSally said...

You did a great job! I just finished The Winter of Candy Canes; I'm passing it along to my 13-year-old granddaughter. It's terrific. Thanks for visiting.

Just Mom said...

Congratulations on what you accomplished with the challenge! That is quite a list!

Bookfool said...

You read all that for one challenge? Wow!!!

Camy Tang said...

I'm so glad you liked Single Sashimi! Thanks! I am TOTALLY impressed at your list!!!!!

Kara said...

WOW what a fantastic accomplishment!! That's almost what I read for the whole year. Now you need to join the Winter reading challenge - LOL.

Carrie said...

I had a hard time with Number 1 Ladies Dective Agency too when I made an attempt on it a year or so ago. It was such a big hit that I was rather disappointed that I DIDN"T like it! Oh well.

Great list of accomplishments you have here! Congratulations!

Beth F said...

Amazing amount of books! Wow!

I wrote my wrap-up post last month here.

Nise' said...

Excellent job! You read some great books. I read too fast as well and am working on reviewing more next year too!

Erin said...

Wow, what a list!

Edith Blyton is (or was) a British author. I think she wrote in the 50's & 60's. She has an extensive list of works, for all ages. Some of her books show up in the U.S., but she isn't very popular making it hard for me to find her books here.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Great job, Brittanie! You read lots of books and it sounds like you enjoyed many of them. I also liked reading your thoughts on how you feel you're growing as a reader. Thanks again for being part of FIR '08!

Jenny said...

You rock, Brittanie! That is an amazing list.

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