I participated in a fall reading challenge a couple years back over at Callapidder Days, and thought I would participate again this year to help hold myself accountable to some the books on my to-be-read list!
Below is the list of books I'd like to read this fall - the challenge runs September 23rd - December 21st, so I have about three months to get 'er done. I'm going to stick to what is actually reasonable for me...I could list about a hundred books I want to read (and, after clearing the shelves at a Borders going out of business sale a couple months back, I have a to-be-read stack that's about as tall as me). But, I've got lots going on this fall (trips...weddings...football games...countless DIY projects), so in the interest of having a life AND getting in some good reading, I'm keeping it manageable :) If I had a beach vacation coming up, I'd whiz through all of these in a matter of days, but sadly, sun, sand and nothing else to do just isn't on the fall agenda.
Hopefully I'll be able to make it through these, and if I find I have more time on my hands than I thought and get through them all, I will update my challenge and add more books! Be sure to check out the other participants in the challenge, it's a great way to find out some new books to add to your reading list!
Water for Elephants / Sara Gruen - Will definitely have to see the movie after I finish the book!
The Ragamuffin Gospel / Brennan Manning - I heard about this one from someone at my church, and it is supposed to be a great one - we're all ragamuffins and anyone who says they aren't is straight up lying.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan / Lisa See - This is another one I've been wanting to read for years and finally got around to buying at the Borders clearance.
The Girl Who Played with Fire / Stieg Larsson - I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for my book club earlier this year, and want to finish the trilogy (this is the second book in the series).
As I finish the books, I'll be posting updates!
What's on your nightstand right now?