Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Into Reading Challenge Update

It’s that time of year again.  Katrina at Callapidder Days has once again hosted the Fall Into Reading Challenge that runs from September 23rd – December 22nd.  This is a laid back challenge where you set some reading goals for yourself.  It may be a goal to read some of the books you’ve abandoned, or some you’ve shoved to the back, for those that caught your eye.  You may want to read to your kids a certain amount of time.  What ever you decide to do, go to Katrina’s Site and check out all of the details. I have made a modified version of this challenge for my students at school to participate in.  Come join me on this wonderful venture.  I will highlight the books as I read them.  I will eventually write a review for all of them read.  My first priority is just to get as many of them read. 
I have set the following goals:  
First, I need to finish my backlog of books to read and review:

A Lucky Break – Terry Callister
A Time For Peace – Barbara Cameron
All Good Children – Catherine Austen           
Amazing Grace – Carol Cline           
Awesome Book of Bible Stories For Kids – Sandy Silverthrone                       
Changer’s Summer – Mike Lewis
Canary List - Sigmund Brouwer
Corinthia Falls – Kim Hutson                       
Dael and the Painted People – Allan Richard Shickman
Dark Endeavor – Kenneth Oppel
Dead End in Norvelt – Jack Gantos                       
Eye of the Crystal Ball – T.P. Boje
Faith, Fireworks and Fir – Pam  Hanson           
Final Hour – Andrew Klavan                                   
First Sunday – Dr. Ronald Elton
Flashes From the Other World – Julie Ann Weinstein
Fourteen – C.M. Smith
Fury – Elizabeth Miles                                   
Glow – Amy Kathleen Ryan
Hey Kids Want Some Chocolate – Melitta Strandbergs           
Josephina’s Sin –Claudia H. Long
Justifiable Oregon – Pamela Wright and Carson Parks
Kathryn the Grape's Colorful Adventure - Kathryn Cloward
Latasha and the Little Red Tornado – Michael Scotto
Learn Chinese Through Songs and Rhymes – Lydia Lin
Long Night: William L. Shirer and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – Steve Wick
Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot – Patricia Puddle
My Lunatic Life – Sharon Sala                                               
Never Knowing – Chevy Stevens
Nowhere Hair - Sue Glader
Paper Children – Marcia Fine                                   
Return to Exile – E.J. Patten and John Rocco
Rippler - Cidney Swanson                                                           
Sins of the Mother – Tara Hyland
Skipping Stones from the Center of the Earth – Andy Hueller
Star-Crossed – Braxton Cosby
Starcrossed Rascals – Patricia Puddle
The End Times – Charles Massegee
The Journey – Wanda Brunstetter
The Light Bringer – Chris DiGiuseppi                                               
The Long Night – Steve Wick
The Meaning of Life and Other Stuff – Jimmy Gownley
Tithing and How to Get There            - Paul Stephenson                       
Unforseen Fears – H. William Gruchow
Veiled Rose – Elizabeth Stengle           
Velvet Ball and the Broken Fairy – Patricia Puddle

Next, I need to read some books toward a couple of challenges.
I am signed up to participate in the Take a Chance Challenge hosted by Jenners at Life With Books.
I will be reading the following books for this challenge:
  •   Distant Waves – Suzanne Weyn
  •   Trackers – Patrick Carman
  •   Dark Life – Kat Falls
  •   Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  •   The Bronze Pen – Zilpha Kealey Snyder
  •   I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
  •   The Girl Who Could Fly – Victoria Forester
  •   When the Lights Go Out – Max Elliot Anderson
  •   North Woods Poachers – Max Elliott Anderson
  •   Cover Her Body – Eleanor Sullivan
  •   Fall From Pride – Karen Harper
  •   What So Proudly We Hailed – James Howard
  •   Brainrush – Richard Bard
  •  The Unwanteds – Lisa McMann


  1. May you reach your fall reading goals!

  2. I thought I was being ambitious with 25 books, but you have me beat.

    My list is a combo of review books and books that will help me complete the other reading challenges I am participating in.

    Good luck!

  3. Wow, that is a huge goal. Happy reading getting there!

  4. Great list! Have fun reading you!

  5. Ha! I have a teeny-tiny list compared to yours. Good luck and happy reading!

  6. You haven't heard of my list, and I haven't heard of yours (except for "I Am Number Four" which my teenager loved). But I see you promote and read a lot of self-pubbed authors, which stands to reason.

    Have fun with your list!

  7. Lots of reading in store for you, Sandra! Thanks for being part of Fall Into Reading 2011 and for sharing your love of reading with your school!

  8. Wow, what a list! You are an extraordinary reader. Have fun with the challenge!

  9. This is quite the list! And you say there are many more not on the list--I sure wish I could read as fast as you. :)

  10. What an impressive list! Good luck!

    Happy Reading! :)

  11. I think the only book on your list that I've already read is Mockingjay. I'll be interested in finding out what ones you really like! Happy reading!

  12. Wow! That is quite the list. Enjoy your reading! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  13. Well, looks like you'll be busy! I've only read two on your list, heard of a couple others, and recognized a some authors, but there are lots of books on your list I am simply unfamiliar with. So many books, so little time! :)

  14. Oh my. You are going to be busy! I generally have about 50 on my list but since mine were all classics I thought that maybe I should go a bit easier on myself. Good Luck!!
    Thank for stopping by!

  15. That is a huge list! I have put down a lot in the past, but still not that many. It looks like a great list, full of variety. Enjoy your reading!