Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fall Into Reading Challenge Wrap Up

I did NOT read all the books on my list. Granted, I had a huge list. I read 10 of the 40 books I listed. I read 9 additional books during that timeframe. So basically, I read half the number of books I expected to read, but only 1/4 of the books that I picked. I really enjoyed picking books that I was going to read for the challenge. Part of the reason some of them didn't get read, is that they weren't readily avaialable. I didn't make it to the library as frequently as I thought I would. I also picked some of the books that were more of a "challenge" for me, and I found that I couldn't read them as quickly as I normally do. Or I couldn't get the motivation up to start them (or continue). I've discovered that I need a good mix of "edifying" reads and "pleasure" reads.


I think my favorite books that I read this fall were the Queen of Babble books by Meg Cabot. I've read a few of her other books, and I just really enjoy her style. I ended up listening to these on audiobook, and I also really like the person who read the books. I've been through a lot the past few months, and I found that I needed fun, upbeat, light books that could distract me. Not to say that these books were "fluff", because they weren't. One of the reasons that I love to read is because I can "escape" into the story.

I would definitely be interested in more challenges sponosored by http://callapidderdays.com. :)

I read the following books from my list:
  1. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
  2. Scarlett, Alexandra Ripley
  3. Calico Palace, Gwen Bristow
  4. The Husband, Dean Koontz
  5. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, Lilian Jackson Braun
  6. Queen of Babble, Meg Cabot
  7. Little Lady, Big Apple, Hester Browne
  8. Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich
  9. Salvation in Death, JD Robb
  10. The Pagan Stone, Nora Roberts

I also read the following books that weren't on my original list.

  1. Wicked
  2. Queen of Babble in the Big City, Meg Cabot
  3. Queen of Babble Gets Hitched, Meg Cabot
  4. Midnight, Dean Koontz
  5. Tribute, Nora Roberts
  6. A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton
  7. Candy Cane Murder, Joanne Fluke
  8. The Danger of Candy Canes, Laura Levine
  9. Candy Canes of Christmas Past, Leslie Meier

4 comments:

Smilingsal said...

It is difficult to read if the books are not right at your elbow. Still, you read quite a few. Here's my wrap-up post:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2008/12/fall-into-reading-2008-wrap-up.html

Nise' said...

Job well done! I love the Stephanie Plum series.

Just Mom said...

Congratulations on what you accomplished during the challenge! You had a lot of interesting titles.

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

Nice work!
I highly recommend:
the Maisie Dobb series
the mary russell series by Laurie R King
The outlander series Diana Gabaldon.