Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall Into Reading

Fall is finally here and it is the PERFECT time to start digging into my pile of books keep growing, growing, and growing! After doing The Spring Reading Thing last spring, I knew I would want to jump into this again. I read a lot of good book reviews, read a lot of good books based on those book reviews, and even won a couple of free books. A win-win situation, if you ask me!

It works like this: After you read a book you link to the Mr. Linky over at Katrina's Callapidder Days blog. Then you leave a review of the book you just finished. That's it. Very simple. So. . . .
After sorting through my tall pile of books, I finally managed to reduce them into a more manageable reading list. Here is my list of books for this fall:

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger This was was reccomended a lot during the Spring Reading Thing. I bought a copy and am all set to begin.
Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann This one was on my list last time and I never got to it. I like Kristen Heitzmann, so I'm not sure why I keep dragging my feet with it.
The Last Jihad by Joel Rosenberg This is a political thriller. I'm not sure I will enjoy it but I promised a friend I would read it. We'll see how it goes.
It Happens Every Spring by Palmer Chapman This is the first of a 4 book series. I like series books. The second and third are already out. I don't like waiting for the next book to come so I try to wait and read series after they are almost done.
Return to Me by Robin Hatcher This author is a native from Idaho and all her stories are set in Idaho. Which of course, is near and dear to my heart.
In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols This is another from my last springs list. I will get to it this time. I promise.
Girl on a Swing by Nancy Kennedy This is another one I have heard a lot of good about. I found it on clearance at the bookstore for $3.99.
Selah by Nancie Carmichael I don't know anything about this one but I liked the name. Selah.
Just Give Me Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz This book has been on my shelf for a long time and just recently I have felt a strong tug towards it. Does God have something to say to me? This is usually how it happens.
The Trophy Wive's Club by Kristen Billerbeck This author is very contemporary and she usually gives me good insight into the younger generation. I read her Ashley Stockingdale series with my oldest daughter and we both loved them.
When the Nile Runs Red by Diann Mills This book was reccomended on Robin Lee Hatcher's blog. I like her books and I find that I usually have read all the books she reccomends. This is her latest suggestion.
Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out by Neta Jackson. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. I think I heard this is the last one. What am I going to do now?
Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon Another series book I can't wait to read! I just love spending time with Father Tim.

Oh my, now that I look at my list, I'm wondering how manageable it really is! Oh well, I'm going to give it a good try anyway.

I hope you join us - it's going to be a lot of good reading. And the more people that take part make it more fun! My favorite thing is reading a book that is so good you don't want to finish it.


Becky said...

Is that Jan Karon book the new series? I have been waiting for the new series! Oh, please tell me its true and I will go forth and ammend my reading list ASAP.

Deborah said...

you have a lot of good stuff! Freefall, It happens ever spring, return to me and the trophy wives club are all excellent. In search of Eden is set where my boyfriend lives, so I had a lot of fun reading that one. I can't wait for the Yada Yada book and Home to Holly Springs to come out. Dying to read those!

Becky said...

Oh, yes! Thanks Robin. I cannot wait to see what Father Tim is up to.

Corrie said...

I love a good read! You'll have to let us know how it goes!

Nise' said...

Great list of books here. I read Just Give Me Jesus in the was excellent. I can hardly wait to read the Father Tim series! Happy Reading.

Lana G! said...

We have similar books on our lists! I can't wait to get through my list! Enjoy the fall reading season!

Dawn said...

I don't tend to set such lofty goals, but am always reading. I need to finish the pile by my recliner! Maybe I should just make them into my list.

Angie said...

Tell me about the Holly Springs book!!! I am a MAJOR Father Tim series fan!!!!
Sorry I haven't been here since Thursday, but I had the boys this past weekend! It has been hectic!!! I haven't heard about any of the other books---tell me where I've been?
I will be getting the Father Tim book though!
Love ya Robin!!!

Katrina said...

You can do it, Robin! :) I keep seeing Peace Like a River popping up on lots of lists... I have to admit, I haven't read it, but am feeling the pressure! Thanks for being part of the challenge!

Lisa B. said...

I think my address is!

Julie said...

The Last Jihad is really good. I've enjoyed all the books in that series. (3 - I think?) I know you're not sure if you'll like it, but I hope you have fun reading it.

gail@more than a song said...

Well you know from seeing my list that Peace Like a River is on mine too! I can't wait to get to it but I have another 1-2 in front of it. I just love the Mitford series and I keep forgetting to add something by Robin Lee Hatcher to my library list! I think I've read one or 2 small books by her so I should check her other stuff out.

kris said...

Looks like some good titles! I'm looking forward to reading more too - but first I have a lot of work ahead putting the gardens to bed. But when that's done, lots of cold winter days for reading by the fire!!