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.