Fall Into Reading

FIR09small It’s a new season! For fall, Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting Fall Into Reading 2009.

I love this kind of challenge for a few reasons. It is a great way to see what other people are reading. Katrina will have a linky where we’ll all link to our post. Then she’ll have a page where we’ll all post our reviews. That way not only do we get to see what folks are reading, but if they liked it or not and if it’s something we’d like or not. Not that I need any help building my to be read stack.

The other benefit is that I create a list and have some general accountability. It’s understood that I’ll change that list some, but at least I have a way to remember what my intentions were.

So, what will I be reading between Sept 22 and Dec 21? I plan to make great inroads on my 999 project. At the beginning of 2009 I selected 9 categories and have plans to read 9 books in each category. I have made great progress, with some changes to my original plan, but I have plenty more to read.

From this month’s nightstand:

  • St Thomas Aquinas – biography by G. K. Chesterton (a 999 book)
  • Find Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham (a 999 book)
  • Kabul24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson
  • The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson

Then we’ll move on to:

  • The Aeneid by Virgil (since I’ve read The Iliad and The Odyssey and The Divine Comedy starring Virgil)
  • Selected Writings of Thomas Aquinas
  • Unpacking Forgiveness by Chris Brauns
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery
  • The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery
  • Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
  • Wings of Fire by Charles Todd
  • The Confessions of Augustine

I’m enjoying the 999 challenge because it’s kept me focused on some of the more serious reading I wanted to get through. I’ve read plenty of fun stuff along the way, but made great progress on my list of works to read. I see 2010 shaping up differently though. A good list of authors rather than the wide range I’ve read this year.

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7 Responses to Fall Into Reading

  1. Nina says:

    Great list you got! Canterbury Tales by Chaucer sounds great.
    Have fun reading.

  2. Great list of books. I also have Confessions by Augustine and plan on reading it at some point this year. I thoroughly enjoyed the Life of Pi. Interesting book. I have to head over to Amazon and check out the rest of the list. Thanks.
    .-= Robin of My Two Blessing´s last blog ..Fall Reading Challenge 2009 =-.

  3. Looks great! I recently listened to the audiobook version of Life of Pi and really enjoyed it. And I never heard of Louise Penny until today, but keep seeing her name on various lists — I’ll definitely have to check out her books.

    Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading ’09!
    .-= Katrina @ Callapidder Days´s last blog ..Fall Into Reading 2009: Time to start reading! =-.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Life of Pi and The Canterbury Tales are both great. All five of the books I chose for this challenge are for the 999 challenge.

  5. Just Mom says:

    You have some heavy duty reading on these lists! Good luck with the challenge. I have Life of Pi in my TBR pile but neglected to put it on my list – may have to revise already!
    .-= Just Mom´s last blog ..Wondrous Words Wednesday, September 23rd =-.

  6. Susanne says:

    The 999 challenge sounds interesting! Happy Fall reading!

  7. Joyful says:

    Hi Laura,
    Interesting list of books.
    I see you are a book reviewer for `Thomas Nelson`
    I just did my first review for them.
    Making lots of mistakes.
    I wonder if you could please direct me to the two links I am suppose to put on my review. Also, will overstock.com e-mail me if they accepted my review?
    I did one on `The Noticer` It was a good read.
    I also decided to join Bethany House. Haven’t received my first book yet.
    I only joined a couple of days ago, tho.
    I went wild with `Fall into reading`. So excited!!
    Enjoy Reading
    .-= Joyful´s last blog ..Baking Bella Giveaway =-.

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