Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall Into Reading 2010

So, a friend sent me the link to this blog the other day because she knows my taste and thought it would be something I would enjoy. I immediately loved it. The author is doing a fabulous fall activity on her blog that she is inviting others to join. It's called Fall Into Reading 2010. I'm making a list of books I'd like to read during the autumn season-from September 22nd until December 20th. I will be posting my progress along the way and then do a final update in December. The following is my list of 10 books. I might read more than this, but I just discovered this blog and tossed a list together very quickly without much time to pursue additional interests. Enjoy! (Please excuse my inability to line up my book pictures with the words. I need some work with that!)

1) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling - I have read all the Harry Potter books multiple times. Because the first part of the seventh movie is coming out in November, I decided to reread the last 3 of the series to refresh my memory.

2) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

3) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

4) Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo - Taylor and I recently when to get our new library cards now that we are in Arlington, and while we were there I was looking through the new book section. A book called Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart caught my attention. I checked on the computer to see if it was part of a series. This book was listed by the same author, but it did not appear to be part of a series. I picked up Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart, read it, and LOVED it! I decided I wanted to try out this book as well, so we'll see how it compares!

5) The Shack by William P. Young - I read this a few years ago when it was still pretty new. I really enjoyed it, but have recently been wanting to revisit it. I thought this fall reading activity was a great time to do just that!

6) Sabrina by Lori Wick - I'm currently reading a book called Cassidy by Lori Wick. Lori Wick has long been a favorite Christian fiction author of mine. The Big Sky Dreams series is one of hers that I have never read. Therefore I added Sabrina and Jessie (see below) to this list so that I could finish the series.

7) Jessie by Lori Wick

8) The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Pattillo - While looking for some books to add to this list, I googled this author to see what else she had since I liked Mr. Darcy Ruined My Life. Honestly, this book is on here purely because I like the title. The title is too much fun, and it's apparently about a group of ladies that love literature and knitting. I really like that premise, so I could not help but add it to the list.

9) The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis - This book and the next book are on my list as sort of a challenge. I've never read C.S. Lewis. I own 3 or 4 of this books, but have never read them. It was time to change that, and I wanted to use my fall reading list as accountability to get out there and read something new and different!

10) The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis


Lisa notes... said...

I still haven’t read any Harry Potter books (am I the only person left?) but I know I’ll get hooked, so I’m waiting until I have lots of time. ha. I relate to re-reading books before movies. I want to re-read “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” before it comes out this Christmas (I think). The Jane Austen book/series sounds very intriguing. I’ve recently become a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice—the book and the movies. Revisiting The Shack would be a good idea for me, too. Loved the Screwtape Letters and The Four Loves. Thanks for sharing your list – it's a great one.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

You picked two great C.S. Lewis books -- I loved both of them! And I should probably re-read some Harry Potter as well. I enjoyed them all the first time through, but haven't re-visited them yet.

Thanks so much for being part of FIR '10!