Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Into Reading

Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting her seasonal reading challenge. The idea is to make a list of the books you plan to read this fall, list them in a post, and then in December follow up with a review of how you did. There's no pressure, very few rules. You can have a long list, a short list, you can even change your list. That's how I like to read, as the spirit moves me. Having said that, I do have a TBR (to be read) pile that seems to grow whenever I'm not looking at it. So, I'm going to choose a few books from the pile, throw in the upcoming books for my book club this fall, and join the challenge.

Here's my list:

1. Book of Bright Ideas, by Sandra King. This is the October selection for my book club.

2. The Beautiful Catastrophe of Wind, by Roger Theodoredis. The November selection for my book club.

3. East to the Dawn; the Life of Amelia Earhart, by Susan Butler. I want to read this in preparation for the movie that is coming out this fall. The copy I have was my mother's. She was fascinated by the Amelia Earhart story.

4. True Compass, Ted Kennedy's memoir. Biography is one of my favorite genres.

5. Am I Not a Man; The Dred Scott Story, by Utah State Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. This is a book of historical fiction and I'll be reviewing it for a Blog Tour in October.

6. Standing in the Rainbow, by Fannie Flag. On a lighter note, I've had this book for at least a year, maybe longer. Looking forward to another great story by Fannie Flag.

Since the challenge runs into December, I'm sure I'll add a Christmas story or two to my list. Thank you, Katrina, for organizing this!


Nina said...

I haven't read the books on your list, but enjoy reading them.

Jackie said...

You also have a great list. I'm writing many of your choices down as future reads. I just love the title, "The Beautiful Catastrophe of Wind"...will definitely have to see what that one is about. I'm one of your followers now...looking forward to more posts from you.

Have a great day.

Becky said...

I intend to do this too. As soon as I get the time to post about it. I am also anxious, as always, to peruse all the other lists in order to MAKE MINE GROW LARGER!!! ugh.

So many books, so little time.

diana said...

i do have a "to read" list and even the order i'll be reading the next 3 or 4. i might play along.

can't go wrong with fannie flagg.

Tami said...

Looks like a great list. Happy reading!

Susanne said...

I love biographies too. Now that you mention it, I don't have one on my list. :v)

Love the new fall header. Is that your fence?

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Zee said...

I'm really interested in the Ted Kennedy book. Please let us know what you think off it.

Kim said...

Great looking list Karen! Can I just say how much I love Fall? Your header picture is lovely and the pictures in your previous post were gorgeous too.
I have read all of Fannie Flagg's books and wish she would write something new. Hope you enjoy Standing in the Rainbow--I know I sure did!

Life is good! said...

looks like an interesting list of books. i do believe i need to make a library run and stock up for a couple of weeks on good reads, thanks for the good ideas! enjoy!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

I've never been a huge fan of biographies, but I find that I'm starting to appreciate memoirs more and more. I bet Ted Kennedy's is interesting.

Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading '09!

Sarah said...

Looks like there are a few of us who haven't read any Jane Austen books! And thanks for the compliment on my blog :) I actually haven't seen the Julie and Julia movie yet, hoping to soon though!

Karen Sue said...

Hi Karen!
I'm Karen, too! This is my first Fall Into Reading Challenge and I'm ready! I like to read and just need a push to get it going again. I LOVED Standing in the Rainbow!!
Enjoy your reading

Dandy said...

What a good idea. I literally have a whole shelf for books on my TBR list.

Just Mom said...

You have a really interesting list! Good luck with the challenge!

Joyful said...

Hi Karen,
You have a nice list.
I'd like to find out more about the book club. Assuming it's online, how do I find it?

Joyful said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
The book club I was asking about is the one your doing besides `Fall Into Reading`.
I am sorry I wasn't clear on that.

Joyful said...

Oh well, I have gone overboard with reading and I was just wondering if it is an online group. LOL
Thanks Anyhoo

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, now that's a varied list! You know, I'm as southern as they come, and I have never read a Fannie Flagg book... must remedy that one day :) I didn't join because I've been struggling to read, and to complete the two challenges I had already joined for the year, but I always love Katrina's challenges, and to see what everyone is reading :) Looking forward to your thoughts on these great books!

Happy Reading!