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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008 Challenge Wrap-Up

It's time to wrap up my Fall Into Reading 2008 Challenge list. Katrina at Callapidder Days hosted the challenge and, as always, it was fun.

I read 26 books. Some of them were on my original list, but most were just added as I found them or they came up on my list in the library. Most I liked, some I didn't.

I read some delightful Christmas Books, including The Paper Bag Christmas, by Kevin Milne, and Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas, by Robin Gunn. I had my first taste of an author responding to a negative review when I reviewed Chasing Diana, by Jack and Robin Firestone. I thoroughly enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Schaffer, but was disappointed in Going Down South, by Bonnie Glover.

The books I read are as follows, in reverse order and all have been reviewed here on the book blog.

Your Roots are Showing, Elise Chidley
Let Them Eat Cake, Sandra Byrd
More Letters from Pemberley, Jane Dawkins
White Christmas Pie, Wanda Brunstetter
First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives, Bonnie Angelo
American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld
Doesn't She Look Natural?, Angela Hunt
When the Soul Mends, Cindy Woodsmall
When the Morning Comes, Cindy Woodsmall
The Paper Bag Christmas, Kevin Alan Milne
Going Down South, Bonnie Glover
Dark Pursuit, Brandilyn Collins
When the Heart Cries, Cindy Woodsmall
The Quilter's Kitchen, Jennifer Chiaverini
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Schaffer
One Perfect Day, Lauraine Snelling
Engaging Father Christmas, Robin Gunn
Finding Father Christmas, Robin Gunn
Chasing Diana, Jack Firestone
The Secret Journal of Brett Colton, Kay Lynn Mangum
Sisters, Ink., Rebeca Seitz
Midwife of the Blue Ridge, Christine Blevins
Matrimony, Joshua Henkin
Nice to Come Home to, Rebecca Flowers
Talk of the Town, Lisa Wingate
The Tenth Case, Joseph Teller

Thanks Katrina, for hosting this. I read anyway, but it's fun to have a little challenge to motivate me along. I'm now off to find another challenge. Any suggestions?


  1. You did great with the challenge! Congrats!

  2. Congratulations on what you accomplished with the challenge!

  3. You read some great titles! I loved Doesn't She Look Natural and others. Here's my wrap-up post:


  4. I'm pretty impressed! I've been reading your reviews.

    I wrote my wrap-up post last month here.

  5. Wow, you managed to write reviews for every one of them! That's impressive. I also read and reviewed The Guernsey book, Miwife of the Blue Ridge, and Matrimony. I enjoyed them all too. I wandered from my list a lot but still read as many as I hoped to so I'm happy. I'm doing the Winter reading challenge with Robin at My Two Blessings now. My wrap-up is here:
    I'm so sorry I don't know how to make highlighted text.

  6. Great job! Glad to see you liked some of the books that are on my 09 challenge lists.

  7. Great job reading all of those books!

  8. Wow...and I thought I was ambitious! I'm very impressed! Great job!

  9. You totally rocked at this challenge. Way to go!

  10. Congrats on finishing the challenge. Check out this blog to find your next challenge - http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com/
    There are so many of them. Have a Merry Christmas! Santa comes tonight. Your boys must be so excited.