Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Here's my List for Fall Into Reading 2010

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The time frame for this challenge is from today until December 22nd. So here are books I'd like to read in that time.  I'm aiming high!!! 

For Aussie Author Challenge

  • Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
  • The Book Thief or I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak 
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • Growing Grateful Kids by Susie Larson (finish)
  • Crazy Love by Francis Chan
  • Personality Plus for Parents by Florence Littauer
 Newbery Winners
  • Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
  • Lincoln, a Photobiography
  • Richard III by Shakespeare
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona by Shakespeare
  • Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Pollyanna (re-read) 

YA/middle readers
  • Mexico by Melody Carlson
  • Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
  • Anna and the French Kiss
  • a Rebecca Stead novel (I re-read When You Reach Me)
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  • Park's Quest by Katherine Paterson
  • Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell (re-read)

  • Sisterchicks go Brit by Robin Jones Gunn
  • Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn (re-read)
  • another Christmas book--any suggestions?
  • Under a Maui Moon by Robin Jones Gunn (finish)
    Read-Aloud with preschool son
    • Tumtum and Nutmeg, Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn
    • any other suggestions?
      Reading-Related Goals
      • Read all the book selections for the Midday Connection Book Club for this time period.
      • Read all the book selections for my YA Book Club for this time period.
      • Read to the boys a half an hour each weekday.
      • Post a review for each book I read.
      Woo-hoo! Just composing this list was fabulous!



      1. Seeing this list actually reminds me that I have "Pilgrim's Progress" sitting on my shelf. I got it a long time ago because I wanted the "real" version after reading a really great children's book adaptation. I think I read the first couple of pages, though, and at the time I thought it was too tough to get through. I should try it some time, though!

        Christmas books... have you read Karen Kingsbury's Red Glove Collection? They probably aren't necessarily Christmas, but do revolve around the general theme. It is four short (short!) books; you can sometimes find them in one bigger book. They are really good.

        Happy reading!

      2. Will this be your first time to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?? Love that book! I look forward to seeing your thoughts.

      3. Bailey, yes my first time! I've only heard good things about it.

      4. Hmmmm, a Christmas book -- I can't think of one I loved that has a Christmas theme or setting.

        Good luck!

      5. Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw is a good read aloud. If you are feeling really inventive try Tuesday by David Wiesner. There are no words so you'll have to makeup it up every time. It's fun. I also like his Three Pigs (that one has words), but it depends on how old your son is. Found You, Little Wombat is fun too.

      6. Crazy Love was good and I liked Robin Jones Gunn Christmas series. :)

      7. Love your list -- it looks great! Our small group is thinking about going through Crazy Love, so I might be reading that one this fall, too. And I read The Book Thief a while ago. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked!

        Enjoy your reading, and thanks for being part of the challenge!


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