Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fall Reading Challenge Recap....

Well, the Fall Reading Challenge is over. I must say, I did thoroughly enjoy being a part of this challenge. (kind of sad to see it end....) Here's a little update on how I did with the challenge.

Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not?

Nope, I didn't. However, I did manage to read more then I have ever read since my BK (before kids) days. Let's take a look at my original list....the title in red have been read. (hehe...couldn't help myself!)

The Cat Who Dropped A Bombshell by Lillian Braun

The Longing by Beverly Lewis

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber

204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber

311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber

44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber

50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber

6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber

74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber

8 Sandpiper Way by Debbie Macomber

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Can you Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

A Sister’s Secret by Wanda Brunstetter

Dear to Me by Wanda Brunstetter

Allison’s Journey by Wanda Brunstetter

When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall

The Life You Always Wanted by John Ortberg

Who Holds The Key to Your Heart by Lysa Terkeurst

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

So, you can see, I really didn't do that badly.

Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along?

I actually added a few books to my list...which is maybe why I didn't manage to finish my list. I read....

Just Shy of Harmony

Home to Harmony

A Sister's Hope

The Secret's in the Sauce

A Sister's Test

The Tender Years

What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why?

I think this question is probably next to impossible to answer for me. I really did enjoy most every book. I guess I probably enjoyed Debbie Macomber's Cedar Grove series the most. That might be because I have been reading them for the past month, so they are fresh in my brain. However, I did come to enjoy the characters and am looking forward to reading more from her. I think my least favorite books were written by Wanda Brunstetter. I just didn't get into them as much as I had hoped.

Did you learn something new because of the Fall Into Reading challenge?—something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about?

I learned that I really can fit reading into my life right now and I rediscovered just how much I love a good story. :)

What was your favorite thing about the Fall Into Reading challenge?

My favorite thing was actually having a reading plan of sorts. It helped keep me going to the library to check out books. I also liked checking in once in a while to see what others were reading.
If you want, you can check HERE to see how others did on their challenge.


Nise' said...

Great job on the challenge! I love the Cedar Cove series too.

Mrs. Bubba said...

Great job on your list! And, you had quite a list there... Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope that you'll be able to continue reading post-challenge.

Just Mom said...

Wow - that's quite a list! I loved Can You Keep a Secret? - made me laugh out loud again and again.