Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Into Reading Challenge

I do love the seasonal reading challenges even though I haven't managed to complete the spring or summer lists I created for myself. Knowing my weakness for setting books down (for no apparent reason) and starting others instead of finishing those with bookmarks in them already, I am going to continue to try and challenge myself to get back to them and finish them. That's where the Fall Into Reading Challenge hosted at Callapidder Days comes in.

Here are Katrina's rules for this low pressure challenge:

Make a list of books you want to read (or finish reading) this fall. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like. (Also, feel free to modify your list during the challenge if it’s not working for you.)

Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky.

Get reading! The challenge goes from today, September 22nd, through December 20th.

Check out other participants’ lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!

Write a post about your challenge experience in December, telling us all about whether you reached your goals and how Fall Into Reading went for you. But remember: this is a low-pressure challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this fall (and enjoy it!), that’s good enough for me.

So, with that in mind, here's my list of books for the challenge:

1. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
2. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
3. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird
4. Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
5. Divided Lives by Elsa Walsh
6. Terra Incognita by Sarah Wheeler
7. The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
8. Between Me and the River by Carrie Host

These are all books that have a bookmark somewhere inside their pages as of this morning. Some have been in progress for months. One I just started last night. Here's hoping that I can knock a fair number of these out for this challenge!


  1. Good luck and have fun Kristen. I'm in on this one too:)

  2. I do the same thing....start reading books then abandon them with the bookmarks still in them! This should be a fun challenge to help us knock out some of this partially read books....good luck!

  3. I've been wanting to read The Big Rock Candy Mountain, too. Stegner's Crossing to Safety is one of my all-time favorites. Good luck!

  4. I listened to "The Shakespeare Stealer" on tape a couple years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. Enjoy the fall with your books!

  5. Good luck finishing your books! I know how that goes -- I have lots of partially-read books around here. :)

    Thanks for being part of the challenge!

  6. Nice fall reading line up. Enjoy.

  7. If you enjoy the seasonal reading challenges - this might be of interest as well:

    The Fall/Winter Mystery Reading Challenge runs October 1 - February 28

    Only 7 books in 5 months to assist everybody in enjoying the seasons. Prizes will be awarded too!!! Join the fun.

    AF Heart

  8. Sounds like some great reads.
    Esp. `Big Rock Candy Mountain`


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