Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011

Today is the first day of Katrina's Fall Into Reading challenge! This is the first one I've done in this fall season. Usually, I do the spring challenge but, things being as they are around here right now with both kids in school all day and DaHubby working endless hours at his new job, I *finally* have time to do some leisure reading. Woo hoo!

As I prepared my list, I picked eight books I'd like to get done. I have two here at home that I already own so I should be able to start with a bang! LOL But, I'm already having trouble with tracking down the others I wanted. Plus, I have a few that suddenly came up in the last few days via paperbackswap.com.
So, this is my list as of today! LOL But, due my learning curve with my new inter-library loan system here in Illinois and depending on what arrives from PBS in the next few weeks, I'm leaving the door open to change.
Devotional
:
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp I'm absolutely addicted to Ann's blog and her photography. Her writing breaks my heart (in a good way) often. I can't WAIT to read this book once it arrives via my local library.

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by Tim Challies I've had this on my wish list at paperbackswap.com for a while. And, if you believe in coincidence, I just so happened to pop up as available the same week I started Priscilla Shirer's "Discerning the Voice of God" Bible study. So, I can take a hint! LOL

Fiction
:
Lost Hero by Rick Riordan My first reading love was young adult lit. There's a very good reason I became a middle school language arts teacher! LOL This is book one of another series from Riordan who wrote the Percy Jackson series.

Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye This is my hat tip to my homesickness - a fictional account of a family's reaction to a shipwreck on Michigan's Lake Superior.

Nonfiction
:
Wreck of the Carl D by Michael Schumacher This time a true story of a Great Lakes shipwreck - this time in Lake Michigan.

Plain, Honest Men by Richard Beeman (I tried but I just couldn't do it. LOL WAY to academic for me. LOL) This is a large doorstop of a book so I'm not sure I'll get through it but this book is reported to be an in-depth , detailed, humanizing, personality-driven account by an acclaimed historical Constitutional expert of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution Convention in 1787.

Parenting
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Rhythm of Family by Amanda Soule With all the upheaval in our family the last few years, I've been looking for parenting books that can restore some peace, help us focus on what's important, and knit us together even more tightly. I think this may be one of them.

Rite of Passage Parenting by Walker Moore Ditto for this one what I wrote above.

Well, that's my list. Stop by Katrina's page today and see what everyone else will be reading. I'll guarantee that you will find some other gems to read and, if you are participating already in this challenge, you'll find some you'll want to add! :)
Link
Updated:

I ended also reading the following:

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
And, a batch of Kindle books...

12 comments:

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Ha--"a large doorstop of a book" -- if you don't finish, at least you know what you'll do with it!

Amy said...

I really liked Tim CHallies book and Walker Moore's book too.

Enjoy your reading,
Missional Mama

Barbara H. said...

I've only heard of the first two. I've read Ann's book but not Tim's Happy Reading!

kewkew said...

I keep seeing more and more books I have never heard of.
Have fun reading

Lindsay said...

Loved The Percy Jackson series.. I will have to read The Lost Hero!

Sandra Stiles said...

I've not heard of most of these. Good luck with your reading.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Looks like a great list! And hooray for a little extra leisure reading time! I was just looking Rhythm of Family the other day -- looks like a good one. The Challies book is a good one, too. Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading 2011!

Kristen @ Savor the Small Things said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting - you've got a great list. I really want to read One Thousand Gifts, this reminds me I need to pick it up! Happy reading!

Shonya said...

Those sound interesting! Ten Thousand Gifts is a really inspiring book, although I can only take her "poetic writing style" in small doses. And Challies has been on my list for quite some time. . .so many books, so little time! ;)

Trish @ In So Many Words said...

Nice well-rounded list - I look forward to hearing what you think of them. Enjoy your reading. :)

mary bailey said...

Isn't Paperback Swap the greatest? I love getting books in the mail! Enjoy the challenge!

Susanne said...

Some very interesting looking books on your list! Happy fall reading!