Monday, September 22, 2008

That Time of Year

Hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days.
September 22 through December 20.

What I'd Like to Read (striving for a two-books-a-week pace):
  • Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

  • Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter

  • The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant*

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  • Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry

  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

  • Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight

  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

  • Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
    by Melanie Rehak

  • Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

  • The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

  • In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

  • Interworld by Neil Gaiman

  • Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein

  • The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff

  • Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

  • The Life You Longed For by Maribeth Fischer

  • The Mercy Rule by Perri Klass

  • Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West

  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Nathan Hale

  • A Simple Plan by Scott Smith

  • A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

  • Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell

  • A Train to Potevka by Mike Ramsdell

  • Zombie Blondes by Brian James

  • The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to change, lengthen, shorten, or otherwise modify this list at anytime!

First Update (no, it didn't take me long!) - Adding the Following as of September 23:
  • Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

  • Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

  • To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel

Second Update - Adding the Following as of October 18:
  • Bronte's Book Club by Kristiana Gregory

Third Update - Adding the Following as of November 1 (in conjunction with the Herding Cats Challenge):
  • Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

*I've already started this one.


  1. wowsers! When you write them all out like, that it's quite an impressive list.
    You are so lucky to get to read The Book thief, The Eyre Affair, Birth of Venus for the first time.

    I think I need to read that Anne Perry one to get close to finishing the Pitt mysteries; I've heard good things about Dicey's Song; I'm putting Rapuzel on my TBR list; and somebody raved about the Zookeeper's Wife, or at least recently reviewed it.

    Good luck alison.

  2. The Eyre Affair was a lot of fun - I enjoyed that one. I want to read The Book Thief also.

  3. Thanks for checking out my blog! To answer your question I have read the Stephanie Plum series and really enjoy them!

    I have read a few of the books on your list. In Her Shoes was a great read. Like most books, it was better than the movie ;-)

  4. Wow! What a list! I have only read In her Shoes. But I liked it. Where do you find the time for so many?

  5. I loved the Book Thief and hope you do too! I have the Zoo Keeper's Wife on my tbr list--maybe I will get to it next year?! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on both books.
    (page after page)

  6. I also want to read Zombie Blondes and First Among Sequels (the 5th book in that Jasper Fforde series that starts with the Eyre Affair).

  7. Good list -- lots of books, lots of variety! I tried Girl Sleuth a year or so ago and just couldn't get through it. Parts were interesting but then parts just seemed to drag. But maybe I was just in the wrong frame of mind. I really liked The Book Thief, and Odd Thomas. Thanks for being part of the challenge!