Thursday, October 11, 2007

Callapidder Days Fall Reading Challenge

It's fall and time for another reading challenge from Callapidder Days. So far there are over 250 people participating in the challenge. Click on the link to go to a list. There are some great reads on there.

Here's the deal...I'm supposed to list the books on my reading list and keep you posted on my progress. My list is long and grows each day when the mail comes. Bethany House is really on a roll right now! But here's a partial list of the great books I can't wait to dive into this fall. And of course, check back for reviews!

  • Try Dying by James Scott Bell: I'll also have an interview with him and give away copies of this book.
  • Mosaic by Amy Grant: I'll have copies of this one to give away as well! Love that!!!! Anyone else want to sing My Father's Eyes with me?
  • Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser
  • The Parting by Beverly Lewis. Can I admit I've never read anything she's written? So I guess it's time to try her.
  • Allah's Fire by Chuck Holton/Gayle Roper
  • Island Inferno by Chuck Holton -- Eric loved this one, grabbed it before I could.
  • A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin. Can I confess that I haven't read any of her books yet, either!
  • Bygones by Kim Sawyer Vogel. This is one of the few I didn't get to this spring.
  • The Divine Appointment by Jerome Teel: ahhhh suspense and intrigue
  • In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols: yep, it'll be my first book of hers, too.
  • Ribbon of Years by Robin Lee Hatcher: My sister Janna raved about this book, so I have to read it.
  • Watching the Tree Limbs by Mary DeMuth: I loved book two, so know I'll love her writing here too. Mary has such a way with words.
  • The Cure by Anthol Dickson
Books that are in process and to be finished:
  • Void by Mark Mynheir. Vicky, the bookstore manager at Carpenter's Son raved about this book and I'm hooked in the first few pages
  • Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist: Every time I pick up this book, I enjoy it. I just get distracted to other things, and have to keep coming back to it.
  • Just Jane by Nancy Moser. Same as Courting Trouble. Great book, just need to find time to finish it. These books almost feel like guilty pleasure. I can't really call it work when I read them, like with a good suspense since I'm not writing in those genres or time periods.
  • A Promise to Remember by Kathryn Cushman: her debut book is well-written and women's fiction. Boy, does it deal with some serious issues!
Books I want to reread:
  • Everywhere that Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline: her first and it was nominated for the Edgar. I need to dissect that puppy! And I loved it! You have to be careful with her books, but this one's clean.
  • The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner
  • The Killing Hour by Lisa Gardner. Her books are INTENSE. I love that, but they are not for everyone. There's a lot I can learn about pacing from her books.
Wow, I think I'll be busy! So what about you? What will you be reading this fall?


Danica/Dream said...

Wow, I think I'm slightly depressed by this list. I know mine is just as big, but I look at it and wonder where to find the time!

Great list. I may have to read some of these myself. Someday. :)

ForstRose said...

I'll sing "My Father's Eyes" with you Cara if you don't care that I can't carry a tune.

I'm actually just finishing up Mosaic myself.

I have a couple fo DeAnne Gists on my TBR pile - thankfully the friend who loaned me those two isn't in any hurry to get them back so while I wan't to read them there's a number of books that have to come first due to commitments to post for blog tours etc.

I'm also looking forward to reading Canteen Dreams for the ACFW Book Club discussion next month though I haven't gotten it added to me FIR07 list yet.

ForstRose said...

I can see my typing was a little crazy on that last comment- oh well. That's interesting that The Restorer turned you on to some fantasy books. I am reading Sharon Hinck now because I was asked to be an advance reader for Geralyn Beauchamp's Time Masters Book One: The Call many months ago or as she puts it MGP (manuscript guinea pig) and after reading that book I discovered that maybe I do actually enjoy fantasy. Though to be fair Time Masters is so much more that just a fantasy novel - there's adventure, sci fi, romance and a little of everything. It releases November 1st but can be preordered through the publisher's website now. There's links on my blog if you want to read more about her or the book.

Janna said...

I think I would scare myself if I actually wrote down all the books in my TBR pile - its almost better not knowing isn't it??? Maybe not, I might have to put together a list myself, hmmm...


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