Friday, December 21, 2007

Fall Into Reading 2007 Wrap Up

So, it's about that time. Time to wrap up the Fall Into Reading challenge hosted over at Callapidder Days. Taken from the list I made in September, here's how I did. (All links are to my review at Epinions.)

Books I Read From My List:

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, & Leslie Meier
Some Like it Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Last Light by Terri Blackstock
Green Water Ghost by Glynn Marsh Alam
Staying Home is a Killer by Sara Rosett
Mr. Monk in Outer Space by Lee Goldberg
Beware False Profits by Emilie Richards
The Crafty Teddy by John J. Lamb
On the Wrong Track by Steve Hockensmith
Face Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Death in Lovers' Lane by Carolyn Hart
A Threat to Justice by Chuck Norris, Aaron Norris, Tim Grayem, and Ken Abraham
Peppermint Twisted by Sammi Carter

Books I Read Not on My List:

Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier
Caught in the Middle by Gayle Roper

Books Listed Not Read:

Blood Matters by Taffy Cannon
Hell for the Holidays by Chris Grabenstein
Faint of Art by Hailey Lind

My thoughts:

Once again, I'm surprised at how close I got to my goal. If I had stuck to my list, I would have gotten through it. Or at least very close to it. The two dragon books are early kid's chapter books that only took me an hour to read, so they don't really translate to a complete book. But it is close. Turned out there were issues with getting Hell for the Holidays published on time, so I just got my copy yesterday. Even if I had stuck to my list, I wouldn't have read that one.

There were quite a few authors on the list I already knew I liked, and their latest certainly didn't change my mind. I tried a couple new authors and one again for a second time. I'm definitely going to read Lisa Lutz's second Spellman novel. I don't think I will read more by Sara Rosett or Leslie Meier. And even if it is free, I doubt I will read more in the Chuck Norris series.

Caught in the Middle was actually a reread, and I loved it again.

I don't know if I could name one favorite, but the list would have to include Crafty Teddy, Beware False Profits, Last Light, and Death in Lovers' Lane.

That's all for now. But if this happens again in the spring, I'll be back.


Joyful Days said...

Quite a list!! I've not read most of those, but will be seeing if the library has a few. We love Ruth Stiles Gannett here.

Merry Christmas!

Mark said...

Always glad to find another Ruth Stiles Gannett fan. Those books are fun.

Brittanie said...

I love the Amhearst Mystery series. I am so glad they rereleased them or I might not have ever stumbled upon them. :)

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is a long list.

Happy Holidays!