Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Into Reading Challenge

So. I've been thinking about participating in a reading challenge for probably around a year, but never did it. But today, that all changes. I'm participating in my first-ever reading challenge, hosted by Katrina over at Callapidder Days! Click on the link to read more details about the challenge, but the main gist is that I'm posting a list of books I want to read from today through December 20th. It's a no-pressure type of challenge, and it's really just to give me something to do, since I was planning on reading these anyway. What a great way to celebrate Fall, and what a wonderful opportunity to see what others are reading throughout the blogging community!

So, here's my list, in no particular order:

  • A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  **There's just no way I'm going to have time to get to this one.  But it means I have something to look forward to next Halloween!

I have a feeling it's going to be rough getting through Moby Dick in time, but I'm not too worried about it.

Those are actually the only books I have on my reading list for the moment, so if you have any other suggestions I'll keep them in mind, and feel free to participate in this challenge with me!


  1. Do re-reads count? Here's my list so far:
    1. Huckleberry Finn
    2. Moby Dick
    3. Frankenstein
    4. Harry Potter Should Have Died
    5. The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)
    6. South of Broad (Pat Conroy)

    More to be added as I go. Maybe Emma (Austen) or something by Dickens.

  2. Re-reads definitely count. This is pretty much a do-whatever-you-want kind of challenge. I wanna read A Christmas Carol for Christmas, but I think that might be after December 20th. I was looking at some of the lists of other contestants and man some of them are long. I feel like a slacker!

  3. Well, I'm impressed with your Nightstand and challenge list. I begged out of readign Moby Dick in high school and have been dogged by it ever since.

    Good luck!

  4. Hmmmmm... I like this idea. Its almost like this little bit of accountability in a fun way to keep up with all the reading I think I should be doing. I'll need to work on my list because right now I've only got 2 and neither of them are particularly fun ones- I need to throw some good novels on...
    1. The Problem of Pain- C.S. Lewis
    2. Everything Must Change- Brian McLaren

    I just got done reading "The Same Kind of Different as Me" though and LOVED it. You should check it out Amy! :)

  5. Nice list.
    Happy Reading!


  6. I read Moby Dick a year or two ago, and gotta admit I actually skimmed a couple of chapters. I hate to do that, but it was just so dadgummed tedious when he goes into whale blubber, etc., etc. -- like reading a (loooong) encyclopedia entry, everything there is possibly to know about anything related to whales. All this to say . . . if you feel like skimming a few chapters, I say go for it :) Good luck with all your reading!

  7. The Princess Bride is an all-time favorite of mine. Enjoy it!