Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall into Reading

I confess that I haven't been keeping track of my other challenges lately, but one of these days, I will catch up with the progress I've made.

But that doesn't mean I could resist the temptation to join another. :) Hosted by Katrina over at Callapidder Days, this is a laid-back sort of challenge just to inspire and encourage some more reading during the chilly, rainy autumn days. Not that you could tell that it's autumn around here - it's 9:20pm and it's still 77 degrees outside, yeesh.

Anyhow, the challenge runs from September 22 until December 20, 2010 - that's four months of fall reading! I know that I get into a reading slump this time of year, what with school and the holidays approaching. Here's my list of books that I hope to read during this time:

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
because everyone loves it

The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee
because I liked the first one

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
because I love to play cards

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
because I liked Impossible
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway
because I loved Audrey, Wait!
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
because I love retold fairy tales

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
because I love all things fairy

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
because Jessica Day George is awesome

Savvy by Ingrid Law
because it's a Rebecca Caudill Award nominee

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
because Leviathan made me so happy

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
because Oprah said so

I will inevitably add more books to the list and perhaps take some off. But that's a pretty good start.



Peaceful Reader said...

You have some great choices there. I actually have Cardturner on my desk at school, waiting to be read and several others are on my wish list. Can't wait to read your reviews!

Jan von Harz said...

Some awesome books on your list. I just recently ordered A Kiss in Time and Flinn's other book Beastly to use with my Challenge class. We will be reading both books and compare and contrast them with the original fairy tales. Then they will be writing their own retellings of a fairy tale. Hope you like the book and get all your reading done as planned.

Lawral the Librarian said...

You've got a great list here! I LOVED Extraordinary. I hope you like it too!

Alexia561 said...

Good luck with the challenge! I'm tempted to join, but already signed up for so many that I'm afraid I'd collapse from the strain of another one! *L*

Have fun!

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