Fall into Reading 2009 – My reading list

UPDATE  December 21, 2009: Wrap-up of Fall into Reading is here.

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Fall into Reading 2009As if my monthly list isn’t enough to think about, Katrina at Callapidder Days is encouraging us to commit to Fall into Reading 2009 with the rest of her gang.

Why? Because it’s just more fun when we read together. So make your own list and join us!

We begin today September 22, the first day of fall, and conclude December 20, the last day of fall.

I’m challenging myself in a different way than usual. Because I typically keep six or more books going at the same time, I’m limiting myself this fall to only three or less books at a time.

Will it up my retention level? Will it make me bored? Will I end up reading more in the long run, or less? I have no answers, yet, but I will in a few months.

So here goes!

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Theological
Charity and Its Fruits, Jonathan Edwards
Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper, John Mark Hicks (11/3/09)

Practical
Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Bill and Pam Farrel (10/10/09)
Spiritual Mothering, Susan Hunt (12/11/09)
Find Your Strongest Life, by Marcus Buckingham (10/1/09)

Meditational
God’s Joyful Surprise, Sue Monk Kidd (10/16/09)

Biography
Perseverance: True Voices of Cancer Survivors, Carolyn Rubenstein (10/5/09)

Fiction
Elephant Run, Roland Smith (10/8/09)

Miscellaneous
iBrain, by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan (9/25/09)
Click, Bill Tancer (9/27/09)
The Time Paradox, Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd (9/23/09)

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December 21, 2009: Final wrap-up is here.

Fall Reading

 

14 comments:

Beth said...

I may have to check out Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti. That is a very interesting title! You have a great list! Good luck with challenge! Happy Reading!

yesterdaystuna said...

Lisa,

I know a lot of people who read multiple books at one time but I have never been one of those people (truthfully I've never really tried it!). How do you keep everything straight? What makes you pick up one book instead of another?

Lisa notes... said...

Those are some good questions. It's not hard to keep everything straight when I'm reading non-fiction. But I usually don't keep more than one novel going at a time because I think it would get confusing to me.

What makes me pick up one book instead of another? Sometimes it's because one is borrowed and I want to finish it quicker, or I need to return one to the library sooner than another one. But usually I try to work through them all equally. Just go through the stack.

So my new challenge will be to NOT do those things and see what happens. Maybe I'll love it; maybe I'll hate it. Who knows? :-)

Kristen said...

What an interesting concept: reading no more than three at a time. I'd have to finish up quite a few of mine to be honest about a goal like that. :-)

Cassandra Frear said...

I have read about Find Your Strongest Life, and I'm intrigued. You will have to tell me how you like it!

graywolfie said...

Hello, seems like you have a great list..I read 'Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti' quite sometime ago & I really enjoyed it...hope you find it interesting too..
By the way..you read a few books @ the same time? Isn't it 'confusing'? I never did tat before..not sure if I can 'multi-read'..hahaa..
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Looks like a great list, Lisa! iBrain looks interesting...I think I'll have to look into that one.

I'm often reading several books at a time, too, though I think ultimately it slows me down. I'm trying to stick to one fiction and one nonfiction at a time!

Thanks for joining the challenge!

Nise' said...

Great line up of books for your reading enjoyment.

Just Mom said...

I'm a multiple book reader as well - keep them going in separate locations - the car book, the den book, the office book, etc. Good luck with the challenge!

Joyful said...

I enjoyed reading your list as well as your sidebar.
You are reading some wonderful books.
God Bless,
Joyful

graywolfie said...

Wow..! Its looks like you are on your way to complete your list of books well before the end of Fall. Are you intending to add more books to the list?

Lisa notes... said...

Graywolfie: Yes, it is going much faster than I anticipated. Reading only one book at a time has been a new adventure for me. So if I do finish this list, I will definitely add more. I have a few already lined up: "Sacred Pathways" and "Recalling the Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation."

Anonymous said...

Have you read Sue Monk Kid's novels? If so, what did you think of them.

Lisa notes... said...

@Anonymous: I read Sue Monk Kidd's novel "The Secret Life of Bees." I enjoyed the story; kept me interested and had some nice insights; didn't necessarily like some of the language. But because I'm more into non-fiction, I prefer her non-fiction works more than the fiction.

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