I’m a Day Late: Fall into Reading Challenge

FIR09MediumI’ve joined this challenge with the hopes of reading some of the books I’ve been slacking off on.  It is hosted by Callapidder Days and there is still plenty of time to sign up if you’re so inclined.  The challenge runs from September 22, 2009-December 21, 2009.  Here are the rules:

  • Create a list of some books you’d like to read or finish this fall. This is the only real requirement for participating in the challenge.
  • Feel free to set some additional reading goals (such as reading to your kids two hours per week, getting through your pile of magazines, etc.). However, this is not required; setting additional goals is completely optional.
  • Write a blog post that includes the list of books you want to read (and any additional goals you’ve set), and get ready to post it on your blog on September 22nd.
  • Visit Callapidder Days on September 22nd to sign up for the challenge. I’ll have an official launch post up that morning, complete with an area for you to submit a link to your personal Fall Into Reading post, where it will be added to the master list of participants.
  • Read! Work on your goals throughout Fall 2009.
  • Report your results. Write another blog post in December to let everyone know how you did. (I’ll post an official wrap-up to the challenge on December 21st, where you’ll be able to share your results.)
  • Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your fall reading!

Here is my list for this challenge:

Foxfire, Joyce Carol Oates

Black Girl, White Girl, Joyce Carol Oates

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories Stories, Flannery O’Connor

The Loved One, Evelyn Waugh

Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

So, what is everyone else reading for this challenge?

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11 Responses

  1. I’ve had Black Girl, White Girl sitting in my TBR for almost two years now (it was a Christmas present) I really should read it. It isn’t that it doesn’t look good, it really does, it’s just that something else keeps getting in the way. Maybe I should have added it to my challenge list.

    Anyway your list looks really good too. I will have to keep my eyes on your blog for the reviews!

  2. Hmmm – A Good Man is Hard to Find sounds very interesting, and true! LOL

  3. The only book I’ve heard of is the Thomas Hardy one. Good luck!!

  4. Have fun with this challenge! It’s been a while since I’ve read Flannery O’Connor. I seem to remember enjoying Far From the Madding Crowd.

  5. The Loved One is a fascinating book. It’s been years and years since I read it, but I remember thoroughly enjoying it. And Flannery O’Connor is simply one of a kind!! I’ve posted my list on my (brand-new) blog called Time Enough At Last.

  6. Just read your review on East of the Sun – great job!

    Enjoy your list…I look forward to reading more reviews.

  7. nice classics Have you read Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates? Quite good. I had a class in college: The Victorian Experience so I read Thomas Hardy, George Eliot . . .

  8. Wow..seems like an interesting list.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  9. I also have two Joyce Carol Oates books sitting on my shelves, they are so thick they scare me! Good luck with this challenge, I look forward to reading your reviews!

  10. Great choices. I’ve enjoyed books by all these authors except O’Connor…should really read something she’s written. Good luck with the challenge!

  11. Hi,
    So how’s the reading going..? I’m at such a slow pace…wonder if I can ‘meet my target’..but I’m really enjoying myself reading..

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