Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Katrina over at Callapidder Days is doing her Fall Into Reading challenge again. I tried to participate last year, and didn't do very well. Anyhoo. I'm going to try again, so read along with me and share what you're reading at the link below.

1. The Book of Daniel (NIV) -- okay I'm listing this one first because I'm in a Bible study and I'm really determined to not fall behind.

(I admit, I've got a head start on this since our study started on the 8th.)

2. Manner of Death by Stephen White
The past resurfaces in ways that are as intimate as they are frightening when Dr. Alan Gregory and Dr. Sawyer Sackett-a woman he once loved-are plunged into the private nightmare of a killer who knows about the terrifying power of mind games. (This one's already checked out from the library, and waiting on my desk!)

3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

In a wonderful display of storytelling verve, Martel takes a distinctly unpromising premise--a "story that will make you believe in God" about a boy trapped on a lifeboat with an enormous tiger--and pulls it off with complete and winning confidence. (I started this one in MAY! I got sidetracked from it, but I really want to finish it.)

4. Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity. (I picked this one up at Border's going out of business sale and started it right away. It's a bit depressing, so I put it aside. We'll see if I'm up for now or not.)

5.  One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming (maybe!)

On a warm September evening in the Millers Kill community center, five veterans sit down in rickety chairs to try to make sense of their experiences in Iraq. What they will find is murder, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to one another and their small Adirondack town. (This one is dependent on time and availability. I don't buy fiction as a general rule, so I have to wait for my HOLD from the library on this one.)

to see more participants go to Fall Into Reading 2011


  1. Looks good, Melanie! Good variety and some very interesting picks. I really liked Life of Pi, but I listened to the audiobook version. You have to get to the end -- there's an interesting twist I won't spoil for you! :) Thanks for being part of FIR '11. Enjoy your reading!

  2. I love doing this challenge - it helps me complete all the other reading challenges I am participating in.

    Great list and good luck with your reading!

  3. Looks like a great list! The one about the soldiers sounds very intriguing. Happy reading.

  4. Great list! I keep meaning to read Life of Pi also but haven't gotten to it yet - happy reading!

  5. My copy of Life of Pi has disappeared, guess I'd better replace it! Have a great fall of reading.

  6. "Life of Pi" has been on my "I really need to read that" list for a while. You've sparked an interest in me again. Hmmm...

    Good luck!

  7. I haven't heard of any of these books, but they sound good. Enjoy your fall reading.

  8. Great list. Don't you just love the book of Daniel? Good luck with your list.

  9. Great list! Good luck with the challenge.

  10. Oh, Life of Pi is one of my favorites ever...and I read a lot. :) I hope you love it. Happy Reading with the rest of the challenge as well!


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