Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Into Reading 2009

Hooray, it's Fall! That means time for Fall Into Reading hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. Last year I entered the challenge a complete novice and it completely took over my blog. I've neglected all my aspirations for recording my children's' development and reflecting on my personal goals - the blog has become just books, books, books. So, one year later, I'm back with a bigger TBR pile than ever!

When I did Spring Reading Thing, I MANGLED my list and later felt somewhat guilty. So I'm making this list and I'm sticking to it!

The Brothers Boswell by Philip Baruth This is the September pick for the Facebook Historical fiction book club moderated by Jennifer at the Literate Housewife.









The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon This is the October pick for the Facebook Historical Fiction book club.









The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran This is the November pick for the Facebook Historical Fiction book club.









Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by by Seth Grahame-Smith I selected this one for the Everything Austen Challenge hosted by Stephanie at Stephanie's Written Word.









The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows This was from one of my friends in the No Stress Book Club. And, it's been all over the blogs so I have wanted to read it.









John Adams by David McCullough I started John Adams last January for the US Presidents Reading Project hosted here by Lezlie. By taking it on my vacation last month, I actually made some progress on it; I am almost done! I'm going to need a sleection for Jefferson next if anyone has any ideas - maybe somethign I can finish in under eleven months!









Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates This one will be my "R" book for the A-Z Reading Challenge.









The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown This one is just for fun! But, unfortunately, my DD Bookworm already read it and said it was not as good as his others. I'm hopeful that a "not as good" Dan Brown will still entertain me because I have thoroughly enjoyed all his other books. And, you know, my standards are pretty low!

17 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Good luck with this challenge!

Jenny said...

You have some great books on your list! I absolutely loved Shadow of the Wind and enjoyed The Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I keep seeing Michelle Moran's books popping up around the book blog world, I might just add one of her books to my Fall Into Reading list. Good luck!

Beth F said...

OMG! You have some the best books on your list. You are going to have an awesome fall!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Great list of books. I thoroughly enjoyed the Lost Symbol just as much as the rest of Brown's books. Happy Reading

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Looks good! Every time I see P&P & Zombies, it makes me laugh. I haven't read it yet, but I heard it's amusing. :) Dan Brown always keeps me turning pages -- I'm sure I'll get around to The Lost Symbol before too long.

Thanks for being part of the challenge!

Belle said...

What a great list of books! Good luck with the challenge. I'm particularly looking forward to your impressions of P&P & Zombies, and The Lost Symbol!

JoAnn said...

You've got some good reading ahead. I loved Guernsey and thought Revolutionary Road really captured the era. P&P&Z and Shadow of the Wind are in my tbr pile. Good luck!

Susanne said...

I love historical fiction. Looks like a lots of good reading in your fall coming up!

Nise' said...

Great line up of books! I loved Guernsey!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great list! I have heard others say that The Lost Symbol is even better. Hopefully its good I have loved all of his others :-)

Emily said...

Thanks for the comment at my blog about Pillars of the Earth- I read this one back in high school for an assignment and I'm interested to reread it now that I don't have to second guess everything in case it surfaces as an essay question. Good luck with your TBR pile, you have a lot of interesting-sounding books planned!

Alison (Alison's Book Marks) said...

Great list!

You're going to love The Shadow of the Wind -- it's one of my favorites!

I also really enjoyed Revolutionary Road. My BFF made me read this book before we went to see the movie -- and we are STILL talking about the characters!

You have a great fall ahead!

graywolfie said...

Wow...u have an interesting list..enjoy reading..!

Lawral the Librarian said...

I just read the Shadow of the Wind. It was fabulous! I almost put it on my list so I would have an excuse to read it again right away. Enjoy it and the rest of the books on your list!

Jenny said...

Love how you put the covers up so we can see them. Have a great time reading through this challenge.

graywolfie said...

Hello,
How are u doing with the challenge? Have u started with 'The Lost Symbol'..? Is it good?

alisonwonderland said...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is delightful. Happy reading!