Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Into Reading 2012 Challenge

It's my favorite time of year:  FALL! 
Pumpkin Spice Latte, cool crisp mornings, camp fires, festivals, football, soups, sweaters, and....the annual Fall Into Reading Challenge from Katrina @ Callapiddar Days.  I've really stepped up my reading since finishing graduate school last February (can I get an AMEN!!!), so I'm going to set some high goals for myself this fall.  The challenge runs from today, September 22nd, through December 21st.  All you do is pick what you want to read, read, and report on how you did.  No pressure, but just enough accountability to get the pages turning.  The challenge is also a great way to find books to read through the other participants. 
I think this is my third time to participate in the FIR challenge, but I've also participated in Katrina's Spring Reading Thing challenges.  Thanks bunches to Katrina for hosting again and encouraging others to set reading goals.  Happy reading and Happy Fall!
 
Here's my Fall Into Reading Challenge list for 2012:

Fiction
The Witness by Nora Roberts

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (faculty book club October selection)

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Mary and O'Neil:  A Novel in Stories by Justin Cronin

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Nonfiction
Kisses from Katie:  A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis (faculty book club November selection)

The Gifts of Imperfection:  Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Pathways to the Common Core:  Accelrating Achievement by Lucy Calkins, et al