The first day of autumn whizzed by and didn’t even know it. Because classes begin this Thursday, I somehow moved autumn to the 27th as well. No wonder the sun is beginning to hide as beautiful grey clouds take over, nippy air refuses to warm up, and… I have a cold with a fever that makes my brain feel like a dumb blob cooking inside my cranium. Yes, summer is officially over. Despite the all-over body chills, aches, and sore throat, I’ve read some great books these last few days! Sick days are always tolerable so long as I have a good reading stack at hand, and you can bet that I have more books planned for the rest of the season. Enter: Callapidder Days’ Fall into Reading 2012 challenge.
I considered the several other challenges I signed up for, and I imagined a reality in which I have a smaller book list. It doesn’t feel right. Me with 10 or even 20 books planned, that is. I like to believe I can read every book I spy with the tiniest flicker of interest because I’m a crazy nut, so what better way to stay on track? Fall into Reading is the perfect challenge for me, meaning: instead of overflowing my TBR list with additional titles, I get to focus on books I’ve already set out to read. This challenge runs from September 22nd through December 21st, and anyone can sign up at any time! Reading lists, of course, can be as long or as short as you wish them to be. I hope a few of you will opt to join me, and I look forward to seeing what others will read over the next three months.
My Fall into Reading 2012 book list:
- Y: A Novel by Marjorie Celona
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich
- When I was Five I Killed Myself by Howard Buten
- The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
- Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvter
- Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- Battle Royal by Koushun Takami
- I am the Messenger by Mark Zusak
- Crown Duel (Omnibus) by Sherwood Smith
- The Maze Runner (books #1 – 3) by James Dashner
- Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
This would be the extremely downsized version, and I shall stick to it (or try). There are more books I’d love to read for certain this season, but who am I kidding? There are always more books I’d love to read. Want to read. Need to read. I don’t doubt that I will move quickly through some of these books while others will take me longer to finish, but I think this is a more manageable count than before. For curious snoops, I will keep track of this list (as well as other books I read) here on GoodReads.