Including reading chapter books aloud with my kids, which I try to do, I easily complete 4 or 5 each month, and often many more (especially if you take into consideration my love of audiobooks, which adds at least one to the total each month).
I do still have the same problem of buying books and not reading them, and continuing to push aside books that I really want to read.
So, for this challenge, in addition to many review books that I know I'll be reading, I am going to make a short list of books I'd really like to get to from my personal collection. I've done this before, and failed, but we'll see what happens.
- My Own Country: A Doctor's Story by Abraham Verghese (I first read this memoir years ago -- many years ago, and have always wanted to revisit it)
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Next Story by Tim Challies
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
There are more. Many many more. I'm not even putting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) on the list because I've lost all my credibility in regards to that title, since it's shown up on so many of my What's on Your Nightstand lists or Fall and Spring Challenges. If I read it, I'll be shouting from the rooftops, but I'm not making any promises.
Also, want to commit to keep reading with my kids. I'm in the middle of two different books with Kyle and Amanda, and I'd like to finish those and read one more with each of them before fall's end (The Penderwicks at Point Mouette being one of them). If you want to participate in Katrina's Fall into Reading challenge, and even be eligible to win some prizes, check out her informational post. She's even made it easy for non-bloggers. You can also just browse through other people's lists (but be warned, you'll suddenly become aware of many books you HAVE to read).
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