Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008

Juvenile Literature
(I say I read these to recommend to my Mom for her Jr. High classes but...the truth be told I really love the genre)

1. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
2. The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
3. The Blue Fairy by Andrew Lang
4. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Peterson
5. What the dickens by Gregory Maguire --can't read this book. Declaring it a dud.
5. Fair Weather by Richard Peck

(Hopefully, this will give me some accountability to actually finish non fiction stuffs.)

6. The Busy Mom's Guide to Spiritual Survival by Kelli B. Trujillo
7. The Parent You Want To Be by Les and Leslie Parrott
8. The House That Cleans Itself by Mindy Starns Clark
9. Have A New Kid By Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman
10. Making Your Kids Mind without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman

(Some of these I've been hearing curiousity got the cat...and some I've had in a pile...waiting...)

11. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
12. A Mother and 2 Daughters by Gail Godwin
13. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Taylor
14. Needle's Eye by Margaret Drabble
15. The Prophet by Frank E. Peretti read half...will save for next Fall

All books are subject to change and this list may grow. I plan to do a book review of each. Don't worry, I'd never give away the ending. I'll tell you just enough to get you hooked.

I will edit this post...since it'll be the permalinked one...and hyperlink the book reviews from this post to their blogs. I will mark the completed books in this lovely FALL shade so you can keep up with my progress!

FROZEN BLUE SHADE = These books have been frozen for the winter! Sorry, I either couldn't get them from the library in a timely manner or I got sidetracked with another author!

STILL ALIVE AND KICKING = This book my hubby and I are reading together. Thus, it is taking longer. It is great to read together though...I highly recommend it for a shared reading book!


Kari said...

Nice list! I love Twilight - probably one of my top favorite books ever! I've seen several mentions of 'Have a New Kid by Friday' - I think I'll have to check that one out. Good luck.

Susanne said...

Boy, I think I need to read "The House that Cleans Itself"! Great list. Happy reading!

Katrina said...

Looks like a good list! The House that Cleans Itself really offers a good plan...unfortunately, I haven't applied it yet! :)

Thanks for joining the challenge!

Lindsay said...

I have Twilight on my list as well.. I have heard so many great things about it.. Can't wait to dive into. I want to read Bridge to Terabithia as well. Have fun reading this fall :-)

Robin said...

Great books! I enjoy reading Frank Peretti. Right up there with Ted Dekker for chill factor. I just discovered Greg Maquire and he has gone on my wish list.

Have Fun!

Robin of mytwoblessings

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I read The House That Cleans Itself this spring because one of my favorite authors wrote it, Mindy Starns Clark. I enjoyed the book. I tend to be an over-organized freak, but there were some really different approaches in this book. I liked it.

I'm one of those people that has Have a New Kid by Friday on their list also. I'm looking forward to your review especially on the Parrott book. I've seen it for some time but never picked it up.

~ Kayren

BecauseImTheMommy said...

And I thought my list was ambitious! WOW! I also have Kevin Leman's New Kid by Friday on my list, and I waffled with adding the other (Making Them Mind). More importantly I want to check out The Busy Mom's Guide and The House That Cleans Itself. Thanks for stopping by!

Nise' said...

The House That Cleans Itself....that is fiction in mine! LOL. Happy Reading.

eva said...

If you want to read another Gregory Maguire book than I would recommend The Wicked Stepsister... amazing book. If you don't want to read Maguire than I recommend the Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood.
I look forward to reading your reviews!

Feel free to drop by my blog and leave me a comment or two!

QallieQ said...

Juvenile Fiction suggestion: with the movie coming out soon, it might be fun to compare!!!

City of Ember
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