Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall Into Reading 2007: A Reading Challenge

I took part in a reading challenge early this year also hosted by Katrina. Failed quite miserably. I am still not able to read as much as I want to but I have been consciously going back to my old cycle of reading a chapter or two a night. I've even managed to finish a book in a week. Not bad considering my current schedule.

I am hoping that I will get to move out of my mom's before the end of the year. Without a TV in the house, I am guessing I will be able to read more books. I digress.

Anyway, if you're a book hound like me, please do visit the Fall Into Reading 2007 site and sign up!

Here's my list of books for this new challenge:

1. A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

I am down to my last 15 pages or so and I am determined to finish it within the week. It's a book I borrowed from Varsha ages ago. Here's the thing. I am dreading the last few pages because I know the part where the lead has to go back home is coming. I'm so feeling bad for her.

2. Becoming a Woman of Spiritual Passion by Donna Morley

Halfway done with this one. It's pretty good. What I like about this book is that Donna Morley uses a lot of true stories to better illustrate the point she's trying to drive at. These stories I am able to use when I minister to the women in my small groups.

3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

One of the books I own that I have lent more than I've read.

4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

I am intrigued by all the great reviews this book's gotten. Saw the trailer of the feature film based on this book on Apple trailers last night. Got even more intrigued.

5. A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern

One of my favorite authors. There's just something magical about the way she writes. Tugs at my heart all the time.

6. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

My friend Meg told me this book made her literally sick. The bitter ending left her with a fever.

7. The Penny by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford

I love Joyce Meyer and am curious how good of a fiction writer she is. This one's supposed to be good.

8. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Plot seems gripping. Excited to read it.

9. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

I'm done with about a quarter of this book. Pretty good so far. But I am told there are better Picoult novels.

10. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

I have been looking for this book for the past 6 months! Stock finally arrived at Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street. Immediately grabbed a copy and went straight to cashier.

That's it so far. Will update this post as I go along with the challenge. Excited to go home and get started!


Anonymous said...

you'll love The Kite Runner and The Secret Life of Bees


Lana said...

You have a great list! Happy reading!

Lana G!

Roe said...

Hi, Amber! I'm excited to read both books. Was tempted to crack them open yesterday but I've got unfinished ones I have to take on first.

Happy Reading!

Roe said...

Hi, Lana. Thank you! Happy Reading to you as well! :) This is exciting!

mcgrigor said...

Loved the Secret Life of Bees!!! I'm very interested in the Memory Keepers Daughter. Perhaps I'll add that to my list too....maybe I should leave it for the winter reading challenge...or perhaps the Spring.....I'll never get all my books read if I keep checking out other lists! Happy Reading. Looks like you have a fantastic book selection!!

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by with encouragement! Good luck with your reading!

Roe said...


I know what you mean. My list is quite ambitious. Hoping I get these all done by Dec 21st. Excited to read all on my list (and the other great books on other people's lists!)!

Thanks for dropping by, by the way. :)

Roe said...

Thank you, Julie! :)

Katrina said...

Looks like a good list! I have The Kite Runner on my list as well, and I've seen it popping up on lists all over the place. :) Thanks for being part of Fall into Reading!

Roe said...


Thank YOU for organizing the Reading Challenge! You are a blessing to all of us book hounds! :)

gail@more than a song said...

I actually really liked Secret Life of Bees, but I live in the south so maybe it's a southern thing! Have thought about Kite Runner but haven't checked it out from library yet.