Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Falling into reading again

I really enjoyed participating in "Fall into reading" last year and decided to do it again to help me get to some titles in my stack that have been waiting a long time for their turn in my queue!

Here is my list for September 22-December 20 (which happens to be Nathan's 2nd birthday!), keeping it real like I did last year by starting with 6 books so I can add more if appropriate and feel even better about my reading accomplishments!
  • Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon (I don't want this series to end!)
  • Cleaning Up the Clutter by Emilie Barnes
  • The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers by Vicki Iovine (and I'll probably re-read at least some of the pregnancy guide, too)
  • Cheaper and Better by Nancy Birnes
  • What is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer
  • The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs

So there you have it--my fall reading titles. I'm sure I'll review most of these as I go along, which adds to the motivation and the fun of learning since I seem to gravititate towards non-fiction these days. To make my list more well-rounded, I think I need to add another fiction book, and probably something by a male author to be a little more balanced in that aspect--any suggestions?

Happy reading, everyone! (You can read tons of other fall book lists here.)


thehomespunheart said...

Shepherd's Abiding is my favorite Mitford book - I hope you enjoy it! Looks like a great list of titles - enjoy!

PS: Thinking of you this morning!

mom said...

Great list! I'll look forward to reading your reviews as they come along. :)

The annual fall community reading program is underway here. There are two books this year -- "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck and "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan (both about the Great Depression and Dust Bowl days).

Love you, Mom

Kendra said...

Hey Carrie - a Tyndale book that people around here are really supporting (and Nicole recently did a review of) is "Dogwood" by Chris Fabry. I haven't read it but want to at some point. I can lend it to you if you're interested.

Another fantastic book is "Riven" by Jerry Jenkins. A lot of people are avoiding it because of his tie to Left Behind, but this is a solo stand-alone book that is incredibly powerful. You could check out the Amazon reviews for some more details. It's a huge book though. Again, I can lend it to you at some point.

Have a great day!

gail said...

looks like a great, doable list. i have had the cheaper and better book for years and use it often. the simply living book looks good, i should see if our library has it. i may even join this group this time around. if i do, i'll probably have the shortest list out there! hee hee

Abbey said...

How fun! All these look like great titles. I've been reading up a storm lately (2 books a week!) in anticipation of a month or two with no time. Keep us updated on how you like them!

Ewokgirl said...

I absolutely love The Simple Living Guide! It's one of my favorite non-fiction books. Lots of insight.

I'm between books right now. I'm hoping my Amazon shipment arrives today because I have the newest book in The Gospel According to Larry series, which is a teen series and not biblical, but thought-provoking nonetheless.

If my shipment doesn't arrive, I may have to try the Mitford series. I trust your judgement on that one.

Christine said...

Hi Carrie! I am reading In this Mountain (from the Mitford series), the No Cry Sleep Solution, The Baby Book, Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff,and The Handbook of Nature Study. I love the Mitford series, too! :)

Katie said...

I'm so excited to read some new great books too...I haven't decided which ones, but when I do, I'll try to post. :-)

Hayley said...

I just went to the library and checked out Shepherd's Abiding. I'm looking forward to reading it!! Thanks for the suggestions!

Katrina said...

Looks good! I would probably benefit from reading the clutter book. :) Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading '08!

Jada said...

My birthday is Dec. 20th, too! But I'm older than 2. LOL