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Fall into Reading 2011 Challenge


Because we all sometimes need a little challenge to keep us motivated and in top form, I really like the idea of a “Reading Challenge.” This one comes courtesy of Callapidder Days, and runs until Dec. 21st.  I missed the deadline to sign up in September, but no matter.  You can still sign up on her blog. The idea is to come up with a list of books you would like to read between now and the first day of winter.  Every Wednesday, Callapidder Days will have a new question for readers in the challenge.  The fun is in coming up with your wish list, and in viewing what others are reading.  Any number of books is acceptable, and you may include books you have already cracked open.  I am no longer eligible for the prize, but I’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment if I can get through most of the list by December.

Here is my wish list.  It will be posted on Callapider Days as well.  If you join the challenge, please post in the comments section here and in Callapidder Days.  If you don’t join the challenge, let me know what you think of my list. Have you read any of these books, and did you enjoy them?  What will you be reading this Fall?

1- The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

2- Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

3- A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

4- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora N Hurston

5-Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial by Edward J. Larson

6- The Help by Kathryn Stockett




  1. Lasilver says:

    Jude The Obscure is devastating. Fantastic book that needs to be read but careful, it is depressing. My son just read A Doll’s House in his English IB class. He loved it. I have read the Zora Hurston book. The imagery of the flood still filters through my consciousness every now and then. The Killing Angels – well you know how I feel about that book. Highly enjoyable and informative. I will pass on “The Help.” See my blog about the Scopes Monkey trial and Inherit the Wind at http://www.ideablawg.ca

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can handle depressing as the weather gets colder. I am impressed that Doll House is required reading in high school. I would love to hear his thoughts once I’ve finished it. I will read “The Help” with my daughter for our mother-tween book club. It fits well with the other book we just read, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I am definitely going to check your blog. Perhaps I will have more to contribute once I read “Summer of the Gods.”
    Thanks Lisa!

  3. Shira says:

    Sounds inspiring. I am ashamed to even think of how long it’s been since I cracked open a book. Ironically, I actually have a good few of those titles on my very own bookshelf. Perhaps the time has come to air those books and air my mind.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So, although thousands of miles apart, let’s read together! Which should be our first title?

  5. Shira says:

    Oh dear – you’ve put me in a hot spot now. Can I postpone by one month? I have a major event to plan (bat mitzvah), no time to improve my mind. I promise to crack open the book(s) in mid-December! Meanwhile I’ll try to think of something I want to read again….

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh, fine. You have until December. After that, no excuses!:)

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