Thursday, September 21, 2006

Fall Into Reading Challenge


Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting a Fall Into Reading Challenge. She is challenging us to join up and list the books that we would like to get read this fall. And there's a prize! Go check it out over at her site, decide on your books and join up. It's a wonderful way to get through those books that have been sitting there since you started blogging. C'mon ladies, I know you've got those on your nightstands, you know what I'm talking about!

So with no further ado, here is my list!

1. Divine by Karen Kingsbury ~ I love Karen Kingsbury books. She always reaches into my heart with everyday issues. Divine is a story of an educated, powerful woman in Washington, DC but a woman with a past, who has come to a crossroads in her life.

2. TeenAge Boys by Bill Beausay ~ This has been in my sidebar all summer. I'm determined to get into it as I have a boy whose 14. This is a Focus on the Family resource.

3. Club Sandwich by Lisa Samson ~ I've read some of the historical novels by Lisa so I'm excited to read a contempory novel by her. It's about a woman caught in the "sandwich generation" caring for aging parent and trying to raise her kids and take care of her family.

4. the Novelist by Angela Hunt ~ Love Angela Hunt. Her books are always a "I can't put it down" treat. Expect the unexpected. This one is about an author and her fiction world and her reality becoming blurred.

5. Elijah by Charles R. Swindoll ~ From the Great Lives from God's Word Profiles in Character Series. Love these books. They're actually studies of the specific character but in a very readable novel type form. If you're not careful you may learn something!


There is my list. I'll link them to Amazon in my sidebar later, under Coffee And A Good Book, if you'd like to go check them out. And I'll probably be adding after going through everybody else's wonderful lists.

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So come and join us. You may even get some ideas for more books to read from everybody's lists. And if you don't get to your whole list, hey, it's just to challenge you. There is no list police.

28 comments:

Jennifer said...

Susanne, really nice list. The Novelist sounds good. Let us know how you liked it. My list isn't up yet, good for you getting yours up right away!

have a good week reading,
Jenny

lrlwreath said...

Great list. Divine made me cry, it was a book that went straight to my heart! I also love Angela Hunt, but have not read The Novelist...

Melissa said...

I have Club Sandwich, but haven't read it yet. I also love Angela Hunt...haven't heard of that one, though. Divine is on my list, too!

Beck said...

Okay, I'm loving everyone's lists so much that I might have to crack down and post mine, too.

Barb said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I thought I was the only one out here who's only listing five books. Honestly, I'll probably read more but I know my limitations with the new fall TV season out and this blog.

When the baby leaves this afternoon, I'm coming back in here and going through all these links and making a list! Yours is great.

Katrina said...

Oh Suzanne - I am just finishing the Novelist (I have about 20 pages to go - should finish it today), and I read Club Sandwich earlier this year and really enjoyed it! Thanks for the comment on Swindoll's Great Lives series. I've been wondering about them. They look good. Thanks for joining the challenge!

Jennifer said...

I didn't know that Lisa Samson wrote historical fiction. I read the Living End earlier this year and loved it.

Erin said...

Fun list - "The Novelist" sounds very intriguing!

Thanks for the comment. :)

Barbara H. said...

The Novelist is one of those I keep seeing on the shelf but haven't picked up yet. "Maybe someday...."

Terra: said...

Nice choices!!
I picked the Female Brain because I have a 14 y.o stepdaughter and an 8 year old. I understand. It's going to be a tough read. LOL.
Good luck!! Thanks for your comment on my blog!
BTW, how is Canada at this time of year? I miss the weather change!! Would love some pictures of real fall maple trees...*sigh* =(

Anonymous said...

Great choices Susanne :) I'm getting really good book suggestions from all of the ladies participating....can't wait for my next bookstore trip :)

twiga92 said...

Oh I love Karen Kingsbury! She is such a wonderful writer. And Swindoll is one of my favorite authors also. I don't think I've read Elijah but have read some of his other Great Lives books. Enjoy!

Barb said...

Pssst. I had to stop back by for a sec. I have two of your little Angel of Prayer figurines sitting on angel stands in my Willow Tree Nativity. Aren't they sweet?

Barbie said...

It's fun to see what everyone is reading.... I just can't imagine squeezing any in right now:( I love it though.

Tammy said...

I like your list a lot and love the gorgeous picture to with it, too!

I really need to do this...hopefully in the next couple days!

Dianne said...

I really like Angela Hunt. You'll love Club Sandwich. And the Swindoll series sounds really interesting.

momrn2 said...

You are going to be busy reading! What a good list!

Anonymous said...

Great list, I can't wait to get the new Karen Kingsbury one, hope you enjoy it.

stephanie said...

Good list! I read Swindoll's book on Esther in that series and really enjoyed it. :)

Gail said...

I love anything by Karen Kingsbury. I wish I had read that teenage boy book a few years ago!
What a fun picture!

Nancy said...

I am so glad to see that your list isn't 15 books long. I think I can manage about five books in that time period. I need to get my list together.
Lovely photo BTW.

Karla said...

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Fall Into Reading list. :) It's a great challenge, isn't it?! :)
Sometimes I wish I could "loosen up" and read more fiction. I really enjoyed Redeeming Love when I read it. I think I'm just too big of a geek. :)
So your fiction books put me to shame. ;)
Happy Fall!
Happier reading!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I love Karen Kingsbury and I loved Divine, great book. I am going to check out "The Novelist"... I've seen it mentioned on several other lists and it must be a good one. Can't wait to hear what you think of all of these books :)

Happy Fall and Happy Reading!!!

Kathleen Marie said...

More great books to check out, especially Kingsbury and Hunt. Thanks!

mizbooks said...

Great list! Happy Reading! :o)

PS.. I, too, love Karen Kingsbury! I got to meet her this past Spring! :o)

Panda-Mom said...

I love the way you posted the pic of your books, because I don't know how to get them on my blog except by dragging them from Google images. Your way is much easier! I am glancing at your site and can't wait to come back and visit more. It looks like great fun!!

DK said...

Great list and fun too! Can't wait to read your reviews. Happy reading...
DK
http://aflyoverblog.typepad.com

Confused said...

I love your photo.
Heidi