Sunday, September 23, 2007

Falling into reading

I'm excited to participate in Fall Into Reading hosted by Callapidder Days. Here is my proposed reading list for September 23-December 21:
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart by T. Tripp
  • At Home in Mitford by J. Karon
  • Real Love for Real Life by A. Ashworth
  • Living More with Less by D. Janzen Longacre
  • Every Man's Battle by S. Arterburn and F. Stoeker
  • The Kite Runner by K. Hosseini

This list (albeit short) feels do-able to me. If I had put 2 dozen titles on here, I would find it overwhelming and NOT fun. If I get through these, I will definitely add more! You can check out others' reading lists here.


Katrina said...

Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading, Carrie! I agree that it's better to make a shorter list that looks inspiring and fun, than to make a long one that just feels like work! Enjoy your books!

Christi said...

I really enjoyed The Kite Runner. Not a "typical" read for me, but it was very good.

I love your list!

thehomespunheart said...

Good books on your list! However, that list doesn't feel short to me!!! I'm interested to hear what you think of Real Love for Real Life and the first Mitford book!

Leah in Iowa said...

Hi Carrie!

I've read the first two on your list ~ both good! And the last one, Kite Runner, I'll be reading, too. =) I'm excited to get started!

Today feels more like summer again with the hot temperatures, humidity, and strong winds. I imagine that's what it's like in your neck of the woods as well?



Susanne said...

Happy Reading!

Sarah B. B. said...

We have Doris Jantzen Longacre's cookbook, & it has been an incredible resource for us. You'll love the frank talk about overconsumption, as well as the practical & useful suggestions she gives. :) Excellent choices all around.

mer said...

Hi Carrie,

I loved the Kite Runner, and I read all of the Mitford books (that were in publication) when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter and was on bed-rest. Great books.

Let me know what you think of T. Tripp's book. I struggled through it, but some friends think it's the greatest book in print.


Sandra said...

Great list, I love At Home in Mitford hope you enjoy it too.

I'll be back for the reviews :)

Tammy said...

Oh, I just started the Mitford series for the first time this year, too, and am on the fourth one right now. Wonderful series!
And I kept my list short and sweet too, since every time I never get through it and I wanted to see if actually could this time! :)

A, B & C said...

I loved the Mitford books! I almost thought of passing my complete series on, but I just love to reread them sometimes. I just decided to lend them out instead. :-)
Definitely save "The Kite Runner" for a time when you can handle sadness... it's hard on the soul, but worth it.
If you have time and finish your books, consider adding, "The Time Travellers Wife". It's incredible and probably my favorite book ever.
Have fun with this,
Abbey :-)

Lana G! said...

You have some great books on your list and smart move starting with a manageable list!!

Lisa said...

Hope you like Kite Runner as much as I did...pretty amazing and I hope the upcoming movie of it does it justice!

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Carrie - hope you enjoy reading through this list. (I agree with the person who left the comment about waiting to read The Kite Runner when you can handle sadness -- I found it to be worthwhile and compelling, but a difficult story.)
Love you lots, Mom

ellen b said...

That list does sound manageable and seeing that little one in your arms means you are pretty busy already. Happy reading...

Trina said...

I really like Tripp's book, but when your done with that one check out Don't Make Me Count to Three by Plowman. Her book is more practical but along the same theory as Tripp. He even reviewed the book.
I really would like to read Longacre too.
Enjoy your reading.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I just finished the Kite Runner. I highly recommend it. I would rate it PG-13 for sure, but it was a very well written book. Also, Shepherding a Child's Heart is one of the best parenting books I have ever read! I hope you enjoy it!

Much Ado said...

Great list and you are right, this challenge is all about FUN! I have read the Tripp book and loved it and I am now thinking that I definitely need to read the Kite Runner....seems like a popular choice in the Challenge this time around. Enjoy your reading!

Deena said...

I have a feeling your list will grow as we go along:-) Everyone else's does...but no matter what, great list!!

Jody said...

I love to read and have books- and list os books- tucked everywhere. Now I just need time!