Dec 16, 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008 Update 3

In other news, here's an update for my Fall Into Reading Challenge:

Click on the ones with ** to see my reviews.

Here's the list of books I've read for the Fall Into Reading Challenge 2008:

1. A Grave in the Air by Stephen Henighan **
2. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland **
3. Kindred Spirits by Marilyn Meredith**
4. Sex at Noon Taxes by Sally Van Doren**
5. The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel**
6. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore **
7. Black Flies by Shannon Burke **
8. Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby **
9. Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe **
10. Testimony by Anita Shreve**
11. Pemberley by the Sea by Abigail Reynolds **
12. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White **
13. The Sighing of the Winter Trees by Laura Grossman **
14. Scattered Leaves by Richard Roach **
15. Off the Menu by Christine Son **
16. Cold Rock River by Jackie Lee Miles **
17. Owen Fiddler by Marvin D. Wilson **
18. Matrimony by Joshua Henkin **
19. Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib by Larry C. James **
20. The Green Beauty Guide by Julie Gabriel **
21. You Lost Him at Hello by Jess McCann **

I've played with this list off and on for some time, and finally gave up on it at 21 books for the challenge because I always think I can get through more books than I can. I have two reviews forthcoming, but for all intents and purposes, I've finished the challenge.

***Don't forget my giveaway for an inscribed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin. Deadline is Dec. 21 and the contest is international.**


Anonymous said...

congrats on getting done with the challenge :)
u should celebrate as I did :)

Serena said...

I really don't know if I could change the books in the list for the challenge, but I had a hard time keeping on track.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm not going to finish it.

Anna said...

I probably would've finished the challenge had I not added a bazillion books after I wrote the first reading list. LOL Now I know better.

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Bermudaonion: I'm not sure my version of finishing counts. LOL

Anna: I fudged this a little...since I know that I always add to the list and then end up not having enough time.

Anonymous said...

I only put four books on my Fall into Reading list, and I don't think I am going to finish them all! I always get distracted with new books, so the ones I intended to read just got shoved to the background. Whoops :)

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)

Serena said...

Kim: I totally understand what you mean!

Gottawrite Girl said...

Wow, Serena, there is a LOT here!!! I am on book four of Twilight and haven't yet decided on what's next... This is a great help!!!

: )

Serena said...

Glad to be of help!

Sheri said...


Your blog looks great!

I can't find your review of Jess McCann's book. Can you send me the link? When I click on it, I get "Error 404."

By the way, I subscribe to your feed and love reading your articles!

A Novel Menagerie

Serena said...

Sheri: Thanks for the blog compliment. I'm glad you subscribed and like reading the articles.

The Jess McCann article does not appear until 12.17.08

naida said...

congrats on finishing the challenge serena!
I read Any Given Doomsday but didnt enjoy it too much.
Matrimony was a great book.

Serena said...

Naida: I had a problem reading Any Given Doomsday as well. I liked Matrimony a lot.

Just Mom said...

Congratulations on what you accomplished during the challenge! I'm so jealous that you got to read the new Anita Shreve early - what fun!

Anonymous said...

YOU DID GREAT! :) I didn't do well at all, but walked away with a valuable lesson. I'm trying out a new strategy for the Winter Reading Challenge.