Sunday, September 23, 2007

It's That Time!




Fall. That wonderful time of year with the beautiful colors, the cooler weather, the thicker sweaters and comfy afghans, the kids back in school and....Callipider Days Fall Back Into Reading Challenge. It's here. I've been gathering my books for weeks. And I'm ready to go. How 'bout you?

My pile for this fall:


A billionare who is diagnosed with inopeable brain cancer decides to stage life's greatest reality show. With followers from all the world's major religions participating, they are put in the trial of their lives on a remote island, defending the spiritual beliefs against all challenges. Oliver Finney, judge, is chosen to defend Christianity but as the program takes twists he realizes that he is in a game which may take his life. With internet access monitored he sends coded messages out to his former law clerk, who must decipher the mysteries contained the in the ancient words of Christ.


~We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

"Valuable lesson about love, honor and the real meaning of family...[a] charming tale of a girl growing to realize just how much she is her mother's daughter." --The New York Times Book Review


~Sins of the Fathers
by James Scott Bell

A parent's worst nightmare. A lawyer's biggest challenge. A young boy's life on the line.


~A Vow to Cherish
by Deborah Raney

"A startingly honest portrayal of love, commitment and redemption in the midst of tragedy." --Library Journal


~Idol Eyes
by Mandissa with Angela Hunt

"I am not the American idol. I'm a plus-sized, thirty year old black woman whose heart belongs to Jesus. I'm just Mandisa, and this is my story."


~The Elevator
by Angela Hunt

Three women trapped in an elevator must unite to fight for their lives in the greatest test of courage and faith not realizing thier secrets center on the same man. "Tension builds with the turn of every page of the Elevator, a brilliantly plotted novel." --Liz Curtis Higgs


~the Canopy
by Angela Hunt

"Behold the long-awaited cure for ho-hum fiction! The Canopy guides readers on a nail-biting, breath-stealing, spirit-lifting journey through the Peruvian jungle, exploring the varied realms of medicine, science, religion, anthropology and that most mysterious of worlds, the human heart." --Liz Curtis Higgs


~Finder's Fee
by Alton Gansky

A business woman helps to find a kidnapped boy. Eight year old Abel Palek will help Judith discover a faith and a life she has never imagined. But freeing him could cost her everything.

~Coral Moon by Brandilyn Collins

Book 2 in the Kanner Lake series. More suspense and mystery comes upon the residents of Kanner Lake.


~Bad Girls of the Bible & what we can learn from them
by Liz Curtis Higgs

A contemporary retelling of the bad girls stories with a solid verse-by-verse study of their lives and the lessons we can learn from them.

Continueing this study with my ladies bible study group.


~Our Covenant God: Living in the security of His unfailing love
by Kay Arthur

Everyday Mommy is doing this as a read-along starting on the 26th. You can go here for details to join in. I'm still trying to find a copy that I can get in time.


So what are you reading this Fall? Head over to Katrina's to check out other's lists if you need more ideas or to add yourself to the Linky. There's prizes to be won too! Now that's a win/win if I ever heard one.

*updated to add: I also have to add that I will be finishing one book that I didn't quite finish on my spring reading list: The Many Love Marriage by Thomas & Nanette Kincaide

42 comments:

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Susanne! I love your new look! I wasn't sure I'd gone to the right blog. lol I do miss your old look, but hey, change is good right?!?!?

Anyway, I enjoyed reading your list of books for this fall and I look forward to reading your reviews.

Eden

ellen b said...

I always love reading all these lists and being amazed at how much I haven't read. Have fun reading...

FlipFlop Mom said...

WOW that's some list chica!!! I LOVE it.. I bought three books just yesterday... getting ready to dive in soon....

Your such an inspiration!!!!

Barbara H. said...

Great list! I hope you review them when you're done reading -- there are a few I'd like to hear more about.

twiga92 said...

Ooh, Bad Girls of the Bible is really good. Hope you enjoy! I think I read Our Covenant God several years ago - it was pretty good also.

twiga92 said...

Oh and I have The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney on my bookshelf but haven't read it yet. Will be interested to hear your thoughts on it. I'd also like to read both The Canopy and The Elevator by Angela Hunt. Great choices!

Deborah said...

you have a lot of angela hunt on yoru list. i love her books!

Deborah said...

uncharted is one of my favorites! i don't think she's written a book i don't like lol. i'm hoping to get a copy of her new one "doesn't she look natural" hopefully soon

Kelli said...

That first book has my interest piqued :)

I'm going to do some hunting around for a copy.

Blessed Assurances said...

great list! I still need to read a few Angela Hunt books. Maybe I will add that to my list too. :)

Katrina said...

Great list, Susanne! I love that we both have Finder's Fee. :) Thanks for being part of the challenge!

Nise' said...

Angela Hunt is a new author to me and I have enjoyed what I have read so far! I forgot to put Coral Moon on my list!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Looks like you have quite a list for this fall. I hope you really enjoy them!

alisonwonderland said...

Bad Girls of the Bible is intriguing to me. i'll be interested in reading your review. happy reading!

Helen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - I have read both "Bad Girls of the Bible" books and they are really worth it!

Have a great reading time,
Helen

Jenny in Ca said...

wow Susanne, you have some humdingers on your list! they all seem so suspenseful! The Oliver Finney one is catching my eye, the Elevator one looks too suspenseful for me.

can't wait to read some reviews when you are done.

Happy fall reading!

Linda said...

The only one on your list I've read is Bad Girls... The rest look so good. I'm going to copy down the whole list. I know you're going to have a great time reading those books Susanne.

Joyful Days said...

You have some interesting reads!! Looking forward to see what you think of them.

Sandra said...

Susanne I love the books you listed, I see some I may have to go pick up, which means adding to my own reading pile LOL

Can't wait to hear the reviews.

Linda said...

The only one I've read is Bad Girls. I'd kind of like to take on the Elevator one, but that is one of my real nightmares--elevator entrapment and falling. Sounds like you'll be busy!

Tammy said...

Susanne, I have not heard of almost all of these...I think 2 or 3, but the rest are all new to me! That last one sounds very good...if I have time, it just might have to go on my non-fiction list! (I kept that category very, very small...hoping that I would actually finish it this time!) ;)
I just now posted mine...whew- that was actually a lot of thought and work!
Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday, Susanne! :)

Sheri said...

Wow! I just might have to look into some of the books you have listed, they sound great!

Lana G! said...

I really enjoyed Idol Eyes! :) And, I am going to have to check out The Elevator. That one looks interesting!

Oh yeah! To answer your question about the Jan Karon book on my list - Yes! It is new and I am so excited that she is starting a new series!

Michelle said...

Susanne what an awesome selection of books that you're reading.Thanks for sharing.

Deena said...

I LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK!!!

And your list...Oh, your list! What FUN you'll have with those books!!

Overwhelmed! said...

Susanne, your list looks fantastic! I'm going to jot a few of these down to look for in my local library when I get through my stack. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Nice list. I read my first E. Berg novel last year. She writes well.

Christi said...

Your list is awesome - I added a few of yours to my "future" list.

I'm going to check out the read along, too.

BTW, I LOVE your banner. Just beautiful!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Great list of book! Happy Reading!

Much Ado said...

Great list Susanne and I always love reading your reviews. That Cross Examination one sounds absolutely fascinating - I am going to take note of that book.

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

I started to grab my pen and pad. Then I realized it would be a LOT easier just to print your whole list. LOL

Honestly, you seem to be calling a lot of my reading shots lately. There are several must reads on this list - I must read them!

LoveMyStarr said...

I've just added the Cross Examination... to my wish list. And I'm reading Bad Girls of the Bible right now. I also have Really Bad Girls of the Bible to read, too. Great list!

Homeschoolingmama said...

Looks like a great list! Happy reading, can't wait to read the reviews!

-Heather

gail@more than a song said...

I read my first book by Berg last year and am reading my first one by Angela Hunt for this time! I remembered how much you liked it, so much so that you have several of hers on your list. I'll look forward to what you think of your books!

Cyndee@Riezzee's Place said...

I came here first to see your list! More Angela Hunt - I should have guessed. The Randy Singer novel also looks interesting - I have read a few of his. Look forward to the reviews!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I'll be interested to hear how Mandessa's book is! Good list. :)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I have never read any of these, but I am writing several of them down to read in the future! Thanks for sharing your list!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

I'm adding several of these to my list- I love Angela Hunt and I haven't read any of the ones you mentioned.

Sherry said...

I love the bird on the top of your blog! So beautiful!

Your first book sounds so intriguing! I can't wait to read your review! I've already put it on my wish list.

Sherry

Lisa writes... said...

I think my favorite part of the reading challenge is seeing what everyone else is reading! Your list looks like fun!

And Jan Karon has a new book?!? *off to Lana G!'s site...*

Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno said...

What an awesome list! (I just finished Book 2 in the Kanner Lake series--it's wonderful!) Happy Reading!

QallieQ said...

Looking forward to your review of "bad girls" its one of those books I always say I want to read, but never pick up when I am at the bookstore