Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fall into Reading Challenge: Wrap-Up

This was my third year participating in the Fall Into Reading Challenge hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. I can't believe how fast it went by! I didn't even manage to put up my recap post in time to be eligible for the prize. But I am very glad to have joined in again this year.

I had 15 books on my list to read throughout Fall. I managed to read 11 of the 15 books, which is pretty good but not great. I did read several other books instead of the ones on my list, though. I just decided I didn't want to read all the books on my list in the end. I read:
  1. Before the Last All Clear by Ray Evans (review)
  2. The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen (review)
  3. Commune of Women by Suzan Still (review) 
  4. What Alice Forgot by Leane Moriarty (review)
  5. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (review) 
  6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (for Banned Books Week) (review)
  7. Beyond the Darkness by Leonard D. Hilley II (review)
  8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (review)
  9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (review)
  10. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (review) 
  11. The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith (review to come)
The following books were on my list but I didn't get to them this year:
  1. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  2. All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
  3. Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji
  4. Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon
My favorite books read during the Fall into Reading Challenge were What Alice Forgot, The Book Thief and The Forgotten Garden.

Thanks so much to Katrina for hosting this challenge. I look forward to joining in her Spring Reading Thing Challenge once we get through winter!


  1. I enjoyed reading The Book Thief too. I'm going to check out What Alice Forgot!

  2. OH, there was a deadline for the final post? And a prize? Kind of out of it, I guess! Rough time of year for meeting deadlines :) I hope to post my two summaries of this challenge later today. This was my first-ever challenge (well, I signed up for Where Are You Reading but only to track locations). Anyway, you did very well - 15 was an aggressive goal!

    Glad you enjoyed the challenge -



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