September 21, 2012

Fall into Reading 2012 Challenge

Challenge Summary:

To participate, here’s what you need to do:

  • Create a list of 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 22nd.
  • Visit Callapidder Days on September 22nd 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 2012.
  • 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!

Hosted by/Link: Callapidder Days - Fall into Reading 2012 

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: September 22, 2012 - December 21, 2012

My Progress: 22/22 COMPLETED DECEMBER 20, 2012

My List:

1) Doppler - Erlend Loe
(Changed from 13 - Kelley Armstrong)
2) Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
3) Clara Cullen - Richard Wright
4) Summer - Edith Wharton (Changed from Emma - Jane Austen)
5) One Good Hustle - Billie Livingson
6) The Furies - Jo Graham
7) The Baroque of Heaven -Suzanne Wood
8) The Whirlpool - Jane Urquhart
9) The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
10) The Hound of Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
11) Feathered Serpent - Xu Xioabin
12) Fauna - Alissa York
13) The Road Past Altamont - Gabrielle Roy (Changed From Baking Cakes in Kilagi -Gaile Parkin)
14) The Bostonians - Henry James (Changed from The Coffee Trader - David Liss)
15) Irish Country Village - Patrick Taylor
16) Small Change - Elizabeth Hay
17) Our Daily Bread - Lauren Davis
18) The Mystery of Mercy Close - Marian Keyes
19) The Imposter Bride - Nancy Richler
20) Everybody Has Everything - Katrina Onstad
21) Inside - Alix Ohlin
22) 419 - William Ferguson

Final Thoughts

Well, first I'm late posting this. I finished the challenge in time, but got backlogged in reviews because of Christmas. But I did finish this challenge for once! Yah me! I read some good books, an some not so good books. My favourites were, Our Daily Bread, The Mystery of Mercy Close and Doppler.  All were great reads, and I highly recommend them.

12 Responses to “Fall into Reading 2012 Challenge”

Shonya said...

That's an ambitious list! I recognize several of the titles, but there are several I don't recognize either. I hope you'll be able to summarize what you read at the end of the challenge so I can see if there are any I need to read! :)

barbarah said...

Emma is one of my favorite Austen books. I just reread it a few months ago. I haven't delved into any of Wells' books yet, and it's been a long time since I read Doyle. Happy reading!

Rinn said...

Good luck, you've got a nice mix of classics in there too. I'm also joining the challenge.

I've read a couple of these, heard of a few more, but many are new to me. Off to check some of them out! Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading 2012!

Gigi Ann said...

What a variety of books to select from. I loved "Emma" it is my favorite book by Jane Austen. I have also been reading some of the sequels written by different authors based on Janes books and I find it is like visiting the characters all over again but with a twist. However, I am very choosy about which authors I choose to read these sequels, because some are just not as good as others. Enjoy your fall reading.

Nise' said...

Oh, definitely will want to check out the Marian Keyes books. Have a great Fall of reading.

Brooke said...

Looks like you have a great list for the fall. Enjoy!

Jules said...

Shonya - Many of the books are from the Giller 2012 Longlist, I planned on reading them this fall, so thought I may try it on the list.

Barbarah - I've been meaning to read Emma for a long time. I keep adding it to the TBR list, and I never get to it.

Rinn - Good luck on the challenge!

Katrina - Thanks for hosting the challenge, it's one of my favourites!

Gigi - I've never read any of the sequels I hope you enjoy them!

Nise - I've been waiting for the book for a long time, I can't wait to read it!

Brooke - You too!

Cassandra said...

Emma is a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy it!

Happy reading! :)

Gigi Ann said...

Emma is my favorite Jane Austen character. I hope you enjoy as much as I did. I never tire of watching it's many versions of the movie either.

Have a great time reading all your books for this challenge. Thanks for the visit to my Reading Corner today.

Ellie said...

Oooh, some interesting titles there! I haven't read Emma yet - people seem to either adore her or be rather irritated by her, so I'm interested to see which side I'll fall! I highly recommend The Hound of the Baskervilles for some atmospheric Hallowe'en reading, and I'm looking forward to War of the Worlds myself! Good luck, and happy Fall reading! :)
Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

Ivana said...

That's a great list. I haven't read Emma yet...will try to make that right soon.
Happy reading!

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