Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008 Wrap Up

So, the time has come to talk about how I did this fall with the Fall into Reading Challenge.

Here are the books I read (all links take you to my Epinions.com review.)

On my original list:
Stamped Out by Terri Thayer
Relentless by Robin Parrish
Stalking the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
Three Bags Full by Leoine Swann
Ninth Witness by Brock and Bodie Thoene
Murder Most Maine by Karen MacInerney
Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna Andrews
The Clockwork Teddy by John J. Lamb
Mr. Monk is Miserable by Lee Goldberg
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Shooting Gallery by Hailey Lind
A Vicky Hill Exclusive! by Hannah Dennison
Whatever Tomorrow Brings by Lori Wick

Books not on my original list but I read anyway:
Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins
The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson

Books on the list not read:
Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far by Amy Grant
Murder in Grub Street by Bruce Alexander
Slay it with Flowers by Kate Collins

Thoughts:

All but three of the original books? With two books added to the list this fall? A total of 16 books read? That's incredible! Like four books more than I thought I'd get through incredible. Of course, the planes rides for my trips to Disney World and Thanksgiving really helped. Especially Thanksgiving when I got most of two books read on the plane.

Two of the three books I didn't get to were left overs from my Spring reading list. That's just embarassing. I must get them read.

Favorite new author discovered? Robin Parrish. I'd been reading his non-fiction articles for years, but his fiction debut was wonderful.

Most disappointing read? Stamped Out closely followed by A Vicky Hill Exclusive!

So that's it for me for now. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I'll definitely be back for the Spring reading challenge.

5 comments:

Just Mom said...

Congratulations on what you accomplished with the challenge! I saw a few familiar titles but also several new ones.

Smilingsal said...

You did a great job; furthermore, I agree with your viewpoint of Dark Pursuit. Here's my wrap-up post:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2008/12/fall-into-reading-2008-wrap-up.html

Beth F said...

You had a way longer list than I had. I was afraid to commit to too many!

I wrote my wrap-up post last month here.

Melissa Byers said...

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the post on my blog. I'm an avid reader too, so I'll have to spend some time going through your book reviews. I'm always on the lookout for a new good read!

Melissa

Margery said...

Congrats on some good reviews. Saw some familiar books, but will recommend you squeeze in Slay it With Flowers. That was a recommendation from a book club mate and I enjoyed it.