Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fall into Reading

It's that time again! The kids and I just made a library run yesterday, so the books I got then will be part of the list; I'll also add the books that are in my "request hold" list.
  1. Oceans Apart, Karen Kingsbury
  2. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe. This is one Emily is reading in her Advanced English class. When her teacher described it to us at Back-to-School Night, I decided I wanted to read it.
  3. The 5-Minute Face, Carmindy. Talk about "fluff." But after watching her on "What Not to Wear," I'm interested in what she has to say.
  4. When Faith Meets Fame, Guideposts.
  5. Blameless: A Novel, Thom Lemmons. This is a guy whose family I went to church with up until I got married. (He was there too... it's just that he was a bit older than I was, so I didn't have much interaction with him.) I've wanted to read one of his books and just happened upon it while browsing the "new books" shelf yesterday.
  6. Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She is Changing the World, Dan Kindlon.
  7. Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin', Paula Deen.
  8. The Sleeping Doll, Jeffrey Deaver.
  9. Sunrise, Karen Kingsbury. This is the first book in her new series. I actually got to read the second one first, as it became available sooner.
  10. Life's Healing Choices, John Baker.
Those are the ones I have right now. I actually finished #1 on the list yesterday. I read during lunch and while in carpool, and after getting home from Christmas choir practice last night. (It made me forget about the season premiere of Heroes. Guess I will have to watch it online!) Still on my hold list:
  1. It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, Peter Walsh. This is the guy from TLC's Clean Sweep show.
  2. How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gill.
  3. Down River, John Hart.
  4. The Other Mother, Gwendolen Gross.
  5. Keeping the House, Ellen Baker.
  6. Barefoot, Elin Hildebrand.
  7. 74 Seaside Avenue, Debbie Macomber.
  8. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold.
  9. Still Summer, Jacquelyn Mitchard.
  10. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards.
I think this is a much more doable list than the one I had in the spring. I am sure I will wind up with much more fiction on it as I run across new things, but these are the ones I am currently planning on reading.


Anonymous said...

The Memory Keeper's Daughter is the only one on your list that I've read. I liked it - I may use your list for some of my Fall reading.

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Oh I forgot about Paula Deen's book! I'm going to jot that down so I don't forget again. :)

Katrina said...

Looks like you'll have plenty to keep you busy this fall. :) I'd like to read Paula Deen's book someday -- I always enjoy her. Thanks for being part of the challenge -- enjoy your books!

Nise' said...

Some of the best books I read were the ones my kids' had to read in high school and college. Things Fall Apart is one of them! I recently finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter. Happy Reading.

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