Fall into Reading 2010

After several rainy days last week, this past weekend was gorgeous, and I spent several lovely hours reading in the great outdoors while camping in southern Maryland. However, the reddening leaves and the cool nights reminded me that my favorite season is upon us, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate fall than by having a reading challenge!

“Fall into Reading” was created by Katrina over at Callapidder Days as a fun, low-pressure reading challenge open to anyone and everyone. It will take place from September 22 to December 20, 2010, and the rules are simple:

* Make a list of books you want to read (or finish reading) this fall. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like. (Also, feel free to modify your list during the challenge if it’s not working for you.)

* Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky.

* Get reading! The challenge goes from today, September 22nd, through December 20th.

* Check out other participants’ lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!

* Write a post about your challenge experience in December, telling us all about whether you reached your goals and how Fall Into Reading went for you. But remember: this is a low-pressure challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this fall (and enjoy it!), that’s good enough for me.

Because I am addicted to Goodreads, I’ve created a list that I’ve also copied below. If you’d like, you can vote on my list (I’ll be monitoring it to see what you’d like me to read and review), or you could create your own.

But without further ado… my list!

1 The Purity Myth: How America's... The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
by Jessica Valenti
2 The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
3 A Moveable Feast A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway
4 Macbeth Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
5 Alice's Adventures in Wonderla... Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
by Lewis Carroll
6 Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
7 The Nobodies Album The Nobodies Album
by Carolyn Parkhurst
8 Fly Away Home Fly Away Home
by Jennifer Weiner
9 The Crossing The Crossing (Border Trilogy, #2)
by Cormac McCarthy
10 Cities of the Plain Cities of the Plain (Border Trilogy, #3)
by Cormac McCarthy
11 How to Read the Air How to Read the Air
by Dinaw Mengestu
12 Push Push
by Sapphire
13 The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
14 The Judging Eye The Judging Eye (Aspect-Emperor, #1)
by R. Scott Bakker
15 I'd Know You Anywhere I’d Know You Anywhere
by Laura Lippman
16 Paradise Paradise
by Toni Morrison
17 Unaccustomed Earth Unaccustomed Earth
by Jhumpa Lahiri
18 Interpreter of Maladies Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
19 The Namesake The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri
20 The Dogs of Babel The Dogs of Babel
by Carolyn Parkhurst
21 Lolita Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
22 Moby-Dick or, The Whale Moby-Dick or, The Whale
by Herman Melville
23 Madame Bovary Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert
24 Super Sad True Love Story Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart
25 The Brief Wondrous Life of Osc... The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Díaz
26 Vanity Fair: A Novel without a... Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero
by William Makepeace Thackeray
27 Lonely Planet Thailand Lonely Planet Thailand
by China Williams
28 Lonely Planet Southeast Asia o... Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring
by China Williams
29 A Geography of Secrets A Geography of Secrets
by Frederick Reuss
30 Room: A Novel Room: A Novel
by Emma Donoghue
31 Freedom Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen



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