22 September 2009

Fall Into Reading 2009

It's that time of the year! You know the one: when Callapidder Days hosts the Fall reading challenge. I need that challenge right now, too. I have been reading a little fiction lately, but I need to dig into some meatier stuff also. So here's my list for the next few months. It may be added to or have a deletion or two, but I hope I'm able to conquer it all. I'd love to hear what you're reading right now~I'm always looking for great book recommendations.

Fiction:

The House of Winslow series, by Gilbert Morris
This is a series of I-don't-remember-how-many books (around 40) that traces the family of Winslow from the Mayflower to modern times. I have read the first 8 and am looking forward to reading the rest.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
I've had this book forever and have never read it~shame on me! Now I'm reading it.

Non-fiction:

Let Go, by Shelia Walsh
I just received this book for my birthday and it looks really good. The tagline on the cover says, "live free of the burdens all women know". Sounds good, huh?
Jesus Wants to Save Christians, by Rob Bell and Don Golden
I have really loved the other 2 Rob Bell books that I've read. In fact, Velvet Elvis is one of my all-time favorite books. So I'm very interested to read this latest one.

The Seven Pillars of Health, by Don Colbert (a re-read)
This was a very informative and helpful book the first time I read it, almost 2 years ago. I feel like I need to read it again to encourage me to stay on track even more in the food arena.

Just Like Jesus, by Max Lucado (a re-read)
I read this book years ago when it first came out and remember being very challenged by it. As I was browsing my bookshelves, it caught my attention and I'm taking a second look.

Head over to Callapidder Days to check out what others are reading~or even join the challenge yourself!

14 comments:

Lisa said...

I've never read any Sherlock Holmes books. Please let me know what you think!

I spent the last couple of weeks reading waaay too many Agatha Christie novels...5, I think. I did need the break from serious reading, but I think that's just too many at one time! They were good though (as always!). I'm currently reading, slowly, The Blessings of a Skinned Knee & Mrs. Lincoln. I'm sure you've heard of Mrs. Lincoln. Blessings is a parenting book pulling from Jewish teachings. I've just started it, but so far I'm interested in what she has to say.

Happy reading!

Lora said...

Hey, Lisa!
Actually I don't think I've heard of Mrs. Lincoln. I'll have to check her out~sounds like something I might like.

Yes, Agatha Christie is VERY addictive:) I've read all the ones I own & now I want to buy more:) I'll let you know about the Sherlock Holmes, I've never read any of Doyle's stuff either. And now there's a movie coming out in Dec. on Holmes, too.

Shelly said...

I love Max Lucado's books! I haven't re-read some of them yet but that's a great idea to do a re-read!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Looks like some great variety, Lora! Thanks so much for being part of Fall Into Reading '09!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I'd like to read House of Winslow, except that since there are 40 of them and I like to read in chronological order and can't find them all anywhere, I won't start them. I loved his cat mystery series of three books...you might like them since you love mysteries, and they were written recently so you can probably find them easily. He was one of our professors at Ouachita also. Who knew back then?!

Deborah said...

I've read the entire House of Winslow series (actually i've read ALL of Gilbert Morris books) and I really enjoyed it. it's a great way to travel through history. Good luck with those!!

Lora said...

Kayren~
I only own the first 10 of the Winslow series, but my sister has them all. Lucky me;) If you lived near, I'm sure you could borrow them, too! lol I didn't know he had a mystery series, I'll have to check that out.

Jamie said...

I'm in a real reading slump! I think I'd live to read some that you mention on your list like the Seven Pillars of Health.

Kristenph said...

Sherlock Holmes is good. I am a big fan of mysteries. (especially Britisn ones.) I don't have one on my list, but I imagine that's something that I will pick up and read extra. (or instead of more likely.)

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Susanne said...

Wow, that House of Winslow series sounds really good. I've never heard of it. 40 books, eh? :v)

Happy Reading.

Just Mom said...

I'm always surprised by how many people are reading non-fiction and what a variety of titles they are! You have a great list - good luck with the challenge.

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great list! I love this challenge.. just enough motivation to take on some challenging reading.. but not stressful!

Emily said...

Excellent list- good luck with the challenge!

On an unrelated note, I love your blog layout!

Joyful said...

I love Max Lucado
I am reading:`Traveling Light` and `Grace For the Moment`
both by: Max Lucado

I have:
The Applause of Heaven
When God Whispers your name
In the Grip of Grace
(all by: Max Lucado)

Enjoy Reading
Joyful