Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall Into Reading Challenge 2009

After years of organizing and helping with reading programs for kids and adults, we are excited about just being participants in one. We like this one because we can choose our own goals (although Freaky still wants to know if we will get stickers and pencils along the way...we will try to explain it to him again later).

If you aren't familiar with the blog Calapiddar Days or Fall Into Reading, check in at the following link:

She makes it easy enough for even us computer-illiterate neophytes to join in!

Our book list for the fall is mostly juvenile/young adult fiction:

The Last Newspaper Boy by Sue Corbett (does it count if we are already on page 26?)
Darkwood by M.E. Breen
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
Cryptid Hunters and Tentacles by Roland Smith
The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes by Kelly Easton
Forest Born by Shannon Hale
William S. and the Great Escape by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

and...confession time...we are finally going to at least start the Eragon series. I know, I know, everyone else in the world has read them - just don't ask us how many years it took us to start reading Harry Potter! I think sometimes we get so tired of people telling us we "have to" read something, we develop a dislike for it without cracking the spine. We did, of course, love the HP series, and the Twilight books which we have finally read, so it's time to give these our attention as well.

8-11 books - that's totally doable, right? So why do we feel like we are tempting fate by making such a short, 'easy' list? Time will tell! Now click on the link and add your own goal for the fall.


  1. Enjoy your fall reading selections. Forest Born and The Magician's Elephant are showing up on lots of FIR lists. I will have to check those out.

  2. Great list. I'm wondering if I should add Forest Born to my list. Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

  3. Loved it! Here's our review:

    Have you read the others in the series? Definitely do that first.