Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Into Reading 2010

It's that time of year again. School is back in session. Leaves are starting to change color and drift toward the pavement. New TV shows are already being canceled. Footballs are flying all over the place. It must be fall! Time for one of my favorite seasonal events - the Fall Into Reading Challenge, hosted annually by Katrina at Callapidder Days.

Fall Into Reading 2010 runs from today through December 20th, and it's a very low-pressure challenge, with almost no rules (but you can read all about that on the challenge page here). And it's a wonderful way to help reduce the size of that frighteningly enormous TBR pile.

My reading list is definitely subject to change and unrealistically long, but these are some of the books I'm thinking of reading this fall:
Afternoon Men. Anthony Powell
Alice I Have Been. Melanie Benjamin
Animal Farm. George Orwell
Bad Boy. Peter Robinson
Cards on the Table. Agatha Christie (reading now)
The Dark Half. Stephen King (reading now)
Dead Man's Folly. Agatha Christie
The House Next Door. Anne Rivers Siddons
The House on Tradd Street. Karen White
I Am Madame X. Gioia Diliberto
Juliet. Anne Fortier (reading now)
Moonlight Mile. Dennis Lehane
Mr. Murder. Dean Koontz
Mrs. McGinty's Dead. Agatha Christie
The Prince of Mist. Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Relic. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Room. Emma Donoghue
The Sign of the Book. John Dunning
Spider Web. Penelope Lively
A Stir of Echoes. Richard Matheson
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise. Julia Stuart
We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Shirley Jackson
The Women. T.C. Boyle
One of the Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown
Something by Nina Bawden
Something by Muriel Spark
So, that's the tentative book list. There is, of course, no way I could get through all those titles in the next three months. But whatever develops, I'll be updating my progress on my challenge blog during the run of the challenge.


  1. I love your roomy list! I love Animal Farm

  2. Nice looking list. I see a couple I hope to read during the challenge too.

  3. Good luck! I want to try Room but I'll wait for my next book shopping trip...48 hours since my last one seems too soon, even for a bookaholic :oD

  4. Looks like lots of variety to keep you busy this fall! I have read most of Koontz's books but not Mr. Murder. And I keep meaning to check out the books that Preston and Child collaborate on. I like them individually, so it makes sense that I'd enjoy a collaboration.

    Thanks for being part of FIR '10!

  5. Great list. I want to read the Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise.


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