Autumn Reading Challenge

August 31, 2006 Categories: Books | 7 Comments  


I enjoyed the focus that the Summer Reading Challenge gave me, so I’m hopping on to the Autumn Reading Challenge that Janie at Seasonal Soundings is organizing. My goal for the summer was 18 books off my list. I achieved my goal and read a few that weren’t on the list, too. My list for autumn is much shorter, but the books are more challenging. Here they are:

To Finish:

~Soul Survivor: How My Faith Survived the Church by Phillip Yancey
~Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
~Trinity by Leon Uris

To Start (and finish):

~Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
~Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
~The March by E. L. Doctorow
~Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books by Maureen Corrigan
~A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle
~A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
~The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
~Patrick: Son of Ireland by Stephen R. Lawhead
~The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart
~The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson
~Persuasion by Jane Austen

If you want to participate, click on the link and let Janie know – and let me know, too, so I can check out your list.


  1. jax

    you’ve got one of my favourite authors there with a book I’ve never heard of, A circle of quiet. So very tempting to join up.

  2. Laney

    Oh, the pressure!! I still haven’t finished my summer reading challenge.:-)

    Consider yourself tagger for a 50 things meme!

  3. Carrie K.

    Jax – I’ve only read her Wrinkle in Time books, so I’m excited to start something else of hers.

    Laney – okay, I’m it!

  4. poptartmom

    Sounds like a wonderful list! I’m not sure I can live up to the challenge… Do I get to count the Little House Books? *Grin*

  5. carrie

    PopTart Mom – Sure the Little House books count!

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