This is my fifth time to participate in one of Katrina's challenges at Callapidder Days.
The first one, in Fall of 2006, really kick-started my reading for pleasure again. The act of making the list and thinking about what I thought that I could read in a season's time gave me a goal to work towards.
Six months after that I began a book review column at 5 Minutes for Mom, and in July of this year I started a books blog, 5 Minutes for Books -- all because of a recommitment to reading, which led me to reprioritize my free time, spending less time watching TV and playing on the computer in order to squeeze in more page time. And I'm loving every minute of it.
That said, since most of the books I read these days are review copies, it's hard for me to predict what I might be reading in 3 months, but I'll try.
Books on my personal shelf I'd like to read:
- Three Weeks with my Brother (a memoir) -- Nicholas Sparks
- Sacred Marriage -- Gary Thomas (As highly as I regarded this when I started it in May, it got put aside, so I'd like to commit to finishing it)
- Washington's Lady -- Nancy Moser
- Keeping House by Margaret Kim Peterson (at the high recommendation of L.L. Barkat)
- Jane Eyre -- Charlotte Bronte (I've just barely started this)
- the November book, as of yet undecided -- perhaps a Shakespeare play
- A Christmas Carol -- Charles Dickens
- When the Labels Don't Fit
- Dewey the Small-town Library Cat Who Touched the World
- The Sexually Confident Wife -- Shannon Ethridge
- A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can be More Creative
- What Happy Parents Do
- I don't know if this will be a review copy or just a book I pick up, but I'd like to read a light (specifically funny) novel. I was recently looking for something to read, having had my fill of dark or serious or "real," and was sort of looking for light escapist reading, and couldn't really put my hands on one. So I'm going to be on the lookout for something to fit this bill. Any suggestions of books or authors that I should try to fit this bill?
- Nightmare at the Book Fair -- Dan Gutman
- And I'm sure I'll read one or two more novels (or memoirs), either from my personal stash or review titles that have yet to be released.
I'd be surprised if I read this many -- 18 books, but I do generally read a lot in the fall, due to wonderful weather that draws me out to my sunny back deck or covered front porch, and the fact that we travel at Christmas in the car, which equals lots of reading time for me. I also will be flying in November (on the Compassion Bloggers trip to the DR). I think that our schedule will be pretty jam-packed, but I should get in some reading done on the plane. And some of them are short and/or children's books, which don't take the mental energy or time that other books do.