Fall officially began earlier this week, the calendar told me so. Here in Texas we have to take the calendar at it's word and call it fall even if the temperatures are only in the low 70s. I've asked my sweet husband to venture into the depths of our attic and bring down the jumble of boxes so I can soon spread a little fall cheer around our home even though our air conditioner is still whirring. With the semblance of cozier weather, fall seems like the perfect time to light a mulled cider candle, grab a mug of coffee (or your favorite mug beverage) and curl up with a good book.
I recently stumbled upon the Fall Into Reading Challenge hosted by Callapidder Days and decided to give it a whirl. I like the idea of having a little structure to help me work my way through the stack of books cluttering up my nightstand. And my floor.
Without further ado, here is my list:
Edited 9/28/09: A strikethough indicates I have finished that book. I may also post reviews from time to time to help me better remember each book.
Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman (highly recommend Here be Dragons, the first in a historical fiction trilogy)
North and South by John Jakes
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Evolution by Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
John Adams by David McCullough
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
My Life in France by Julia Child
Appetite for Life by Noel Riley Fitch
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
Whoa Nellie! Looking back over my list I realize I must have put on my rose-colored reading glasses. And have gone suddenly mad. Do I really think I can read 21 books in 3 months? Seriously? And keep up with Dancing with the Stars, NCIS, So You Think You Can Dance and Mad Men? I don't know. Maybe. Maybe not. We shall see.
I'll keep you posted.
What are you reading these days? Wanna try the challenge with me? C'mon, it'll be fun!!