September 23, 2011

Fall into Reading 2011

Challenge Summary:

Essentially, Fall Into Reading 2011 is a fun, low-pressure reading challenge open to anyone and everyone. It will take place September 23rd-December 21st (which, as you may have guessed, lines up with the fall of 2011). To participate, here’s what you need to do:

  •  Create a list of some books you’d like to read or finish this fall. This is the only real requirement for participating in the challenge.
  •  Feel free to set some additional reading goals (such as reading to your kids two hours per week, getting through your pile of magazines, etc.). However, this is not required; setting additional goals is completely optional. 
  • Write a blog post that includes the list of books you want to read (and any additional goals you’ve set), and get ready to post it on your blog on September 23rd. 
  • Visit Callapidder Days on September 23rd to sign up for the challenge. I’ll have an official launch post up that morning, complete with an area for you to submit a link to your personal Fall Into Reading post, where it will be added to the master list of participants. 
  • Read! Work on your goals throughout Fall 2011. 
  • Report your results. Write another blog post in December to let everyone know how you did. (I’ll post an official wrap-up to the challenge on December 22nd, where you’ll be able to share your results.) 
  •  Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your fall reading! Pasted from 
Hosted by/Link: Callapidder Days - Fall into Reading 2011 

Challenge Start and Ends Dates:
September 23 - December 21, 2011

My Progress:  10/14 - FAILED - 71 % Complete

My List:

Since there are approximately 13 and a half week, my goal is to read one book for each week.

1. Clara Cullen - Richard B. Wright 
2. Shadow of the Wind - Shadow of the Wind  We: A Novel - Eugene Zamiatin
3. Irish County Doctor - Patrick Taylor 
4. Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood 
5. Best of Friends - Cathy Kelly   Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
6. Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong  
7. The Seamstress - Frances Des Ponte Peebles 
8. Mister Pipp - Lloyd Jones 
9. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos  
10. Sophie's Choice - William Styron 
11. The Night Circus - Ernin Morgenstern 
12. Thrall's Tale - Judith Lindberg 
13. An Empty Room - Mu Xin 
14. Good to a Fault - Marina Endicott 

Final Thoughts

I keep attempting this challenge, and I keep failing. I need to make my list smaller for starters, and I need to be okay with changing my list as needed. I always feel like I'm cheating if I change my list. Still, I did read some great books in this challenge. Maybe 2012 will be my year!