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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Into Reading 2012

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!


This challenge is being hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days!

Here are the details copied from Katrina's blog:
Fall Into Reading 2012



Essentially, Fall Into Reading 2012 is a fun, low-pressure reading challenge open to anyone and everyone. It will take place September 22nd-December 21st (which, as you may have guessed, lines up with the fall of 2012).

To participate, here’s what you need to do:
  • Create a list of books you’d like to read or finish this fall. This is the only real requirement for participating in the challenge.
  • Feel free to set some additional reading goals (such as reading to your kids two hours per week, getting through your pile of magazines, etc.). However, this is not required; setting additional goals is completely optional.
  • Write a blog post that includes the list of books you want to read (and any additional goals you’ve set), and get ready to post it on your blog on September 22nd.
  • Visit Callapidder Days on September 22nd to sign up for the challenge. I’ll have an official launch post up that morning, complete with an area for you to submit a link to your personal Fall Into Reading post, where it will be added to the master list of participants.
  • Read! Work on your goals throughout Fall 2012.
  • Report your results. Write another blog post in December to let everyone know how you did. (I’ll post an official wrap-up to the challenge on December 22nd, where you’ll be able to share your results.)
  • Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your fall reading!

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

Below is a list of some books that I have on my TBR pile that I am hoping to get to before Christmas. However, I am currently going through some major life challenges at the moment, so I will consider the challenge a success if I finish at least a third of them. I will be aiming to read and review at least ten of these books:
  1. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes 
  2. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
  3. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
  4. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 2)
  5. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  6. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1) 
  7. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor
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  9. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles, Book 1) 
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  11. Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire 
  12. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #1) 
  13. How Can I Be Your Lover When I'm Too Busy Being Your Mother? by Sara Dimerman and J.M. Kearns
  14. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  15. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  16. The Trouble with Being a Horse by Emily Edwards
  17. Burn For Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
  18. Envy by Elizabeth Miles
  19. Founders by James Wesley, Rawles
  20. Who Has What? All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies by Robie H. Harris
  21. Dot by Patricia Intriago
  22. Abe's Lucky Day by Jill Warren
  23. A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
  24. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
  25. The Waste Lands by Stephen King
  26. William Wilberforce: God's Politician by John Holzmann
  27. The Goofy Goony Guy by Stan Berenstain
  28. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  29. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  30. Chasers by James Phelan
  31. Nowhere to Hide by Nancy Bush
  32. Undead by Kirsty McKay
  33. Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
  34. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
  35. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
  36. Witch World by Christopher Pike
  37. You Don't Want to Know by Lisa Jackson
  38. A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
  39. Rebel Heart by Moira Young 

8 comments:

  1. Nice list! I love to see we have some titles in common! Enshadowed and Unearthly, and you have some books there I've on my wishlist (Burn for Burn e.g.).

    Good luck with the challenge and happy reading!
    Helene @ Helene's World of Books

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  2. I loved Battle Royale! I see a few other books I would like to read too.

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    1. I'm loving it, too! I think it will end up being my favourite book for 2012!

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  3. Love The Hobbit! And I've been considering reading The Graveyard Book, since so many people love it. I'll have to make sure my youngest knows about A Bad Kitty Christmas -- he's definitely a Bad Kitty fan! Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading 2012!

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  4. My husband watched Battle Royale and read most of it. He really enjoyed it. Good luck with your challenge!

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    1. Thanks, Cassandra! The book is phenomenal, and I plan to watch the movie as well.

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