Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011

September 23--December 21
Hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days

Fall Into Reading officially kicks off today, and I'm so happy to be taking part in this great reading challenge.  I am very new to blogging, and this is only my second reading challenge ever.  So wish me luck!!!

Here's my list...

Books From the Library:
  • The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way by Linda Bruckheimer
  • The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart
  • The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler
  • Coal Miner's Holiday by Kiki DeLancey
  • Catfish Alley by Lynne Bryant

Borrowed From My Sister:

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Little Alters Everywhere by Rebecca Wells

I have to find this book:
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Books I Own But Have Not Read:
  • This Holler Is My Home by Alyce Faye Bragg
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  • Sister's Choice by Emilie Richards
  • Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  • Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
  • The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Oath by Frank Peretti
  • Death of a Stranger by Anne Perry
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot

So there you have it!  Twenty five books in all...

You can visit Calapidder Days to check out other readers' lists by clicking HERE !


  1. Your list looks very good. Have fun with this challenge.

  2. Your list looks very interesting. Good luck with your reading.

  3. Good luck with the challenge! So many great books listed. Looking forward to your reviews.

  4. I almost put The Mermaid Chair on my Fall Into Reading list. One of these days, I'll get to it!

    You've got several books on your list that I've really enjoyed: Death of a Stranger, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Kite Runner, The Historian, and The Help. I somewhat envy you reading them for the first time!

    Happy reading!

  5. Hi Alison! I'm so happy to hear you've enjoyed many of the books on my list. It makes me excited to read them. Thanks for commenting!

  6. Great list! It looks like we have pretty similar reading interests; I either want to read or have read many of the books on your list. Happy reading!

  7. The only book I recognize on your list (though I did recognize many of the authors) is The Help. I read it a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it! Happy Reading!

  8. Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my list. I'm always glad to meet other readers with similar reading taste as mine:)

  9. Hi Jennifer! I actually bought The Help for my sister as a gift for her birthday, and now I'm borrowing it from her:) Thanks for commenting!

  10. Looks great, Amy! I know others have already said this, but The Help is a really wonderful book. I think you'll love it! The Kite Runner is hard to read at times, because of the subject matter, but was a very good book. Thanks so much for being part of the challenge. Enjoy your fall reading!

  11. ooooh, you're going to have a good fall reading! :) I'm so jealous you get to read The Kite Runner for the first time. I think it was MASTERFULLY written! It's one of very few books that as soon as I finished it, I went back to the beginning and started reading it again! The Help was an enjoyable read too. Hope you enjoy them! :)

  12. That is a huge list! But it looks like a varied list too. I enjoyed The Help a lot this summer. Enjoy your reading!

  13. Hi Katrina! I'm having so much fun checking out all the Fall Into Reading lists. Thanks for stopping by to check out mine, and thanks for hosting the challenge!

  14. Hi Shonya! I'm anxious to start The Help! Everyone says it's so good. Thanks for commenting!

  15. Hi Tara! I will be astounded if I finish my list, but I thought I'd go big :) Thanks so much for commenting!!!

  16. Lots of variety in your choices. I loved the Help. And I've seen the Kitchen House somewhere and it sounded really good. I've now put on my library list. :v)

  17. Hi Susanne! Thanks for stopping by my blog. My sister recently read The Help and loved it. I can't wait to get to it.

  18. Great list! There are a lot of books on here I've been meaning to read. I read The Help this year and loved it, I really think you will enjoy it a lot!

  19. Hi Jen! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!