September 22, 2012

Fall Into Reading 2012

Katrina's Fall Into Reading Challenge 2012 is underway. I'm not going to be lazy and just send you to the Fall Reading List I posted last month. I'm listing them again, with a few updates. I've omitted the books I've completed or nearly completed since August, and added a couple for review.

~Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption because her story touches me to the core.
~The Nine Day Queen of England: Lady Jane Grey because her story intrigues me
~Bringing It To The Table: On Farming and Food because my granddaddy was a farmer & Wendell Berry's writing captivates me.

~Little Women because it's been too long.
~Home because Lisa recommended it.
~Fahrenheit 451: A Novel because it's required for my girl this semester.

On Audio:
~John Adams because I admire him.
~A Room With a View because I know I'll be craving something British.
~Pride and Prejudice just because.

For Study:
~Gospel Wakefulness because I need it.
~In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life because my life needs a shift in focus.
~Practical Theology for Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives because I need a difference.
~Modest: Men and Women Clothed in the Gospel because this topic has been on my mind lately.

For Review:
~The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship because the title intrigued me and you can't go wrong with Thabiti Anyabwile.
~Helen Roseveare: On His Majesty's Service because listening to The Poisonwood Bible made me want to learn about an actual missionary in the Belgian congo.

With the exception of books I plan to study, that's 1 book in each category per month. I'm thinking this is manageable, especially since some of the books are short or written for children. We'll see how it goes!


Persis said...

Practical Theology for Women and Modest are on by TBR list. Is the John Adams book by David McCullough? I picked up a copy at a used book sale. It looks good.

S said...

Oh it's interesting how you've categorized your reading. Good luck on getting it all accomplished.

Kim Shay said...

Practical Theology For Women is a good, easy read. Helen Roseveare is such an inspiring woman. I read her book Enough last year. It was really good. When I was out shopping yesterday, I saw the bio of Jane Grey. I was tempted to buy it, but I didn't! Let me know how it is!

Shonya said...

Ooooh, looks like you'll have a good fall! I, too, re-read Little Women every couple years (it's just SO GOOD!) and I love Fahrenheit 451--fascinating! You're making me want to check out In Christ Alone. Oh, and Kisses From Katie--outstanding! My husband, 16yod, and 15yos and I each read it and I've loaned it to two people since then. Enjoy! :)

Barbara H. said...

Thanks for the recommendation of Juliet Stevenson narrating Persuasion. That is one of my favorite Austen books, and I loved Juliet's reading of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books I keep meaning to get to.

I've been longing to reread Little Women again some time,too.

I read a bit of Helen Roseveare's story in Noel Piper's book Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God.

S said...

Oh, I've never read Little Women, I should do that too.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Nice list, Melissa! I was just reading about Gospel Wakefulness the other day. Definitely looks good. And Home is on my "to read someday list" (also because Lisa recommended it!)...just didn't make it onto this year's FIR list. Thanks for being part of the challenge!

Trisha said...

Wow, Melissa, your list looks great, and I LOVE how you've added the "why". I wish we could discuss Berry together. I started one of his books and just didn't click with it. I'm obviously in the minority. :)

Jenny said...

What an interesting mix of titles...The Nine Day Queen of England and Modest both sound intriguing. I'll have to check them out.

Happy Reading!

Lisa notes... said...

I should have added "Kisses from Katie" to my list. My daughter has it. Maybe it'll make my spring list. :-)

Fahrenheit 451: I read that a few years ago. Interesting. A side effect from it was that it made me want to memorize scripture more.

Pride and Prejudice: love that one!

You always have a great list. I'll look forward to what you say about them when all is over.

Gigi Ann said...

You have quite a variety of books to choose from. I have been enjoying some of the sequels to the Jane Austen books. It's like a visit to all my favorite characters without reading the novels over, just a visit with a twist.

Susanne said...

Some of those are really grabbing my attention. Happy Reading!

Brooke said...

I liked reading the reasons behind each of your choices. Little Women is my all-time favorite. Might be time for a re-read. Happy reading!

Becky said...

I really like Fahrenheit 451.

I think I will go over my Kindle highlights and notes of Gospel Wakefulness. There are books that are worth revisiting once in a while. Just so that we won't forget.

Confession #1: I have never read Thabiti Anyabwile. Maybe it's time for me to do so ;)

Confession #2: I have not read Pride and Prejudice. For some reason I don't feel drawn to it.

I am excited to listen the audio book of Gilead (just got it this past week). Tim Challies, I think, recommended the audio version.

Happy reading,
Happy Fall,
Happy days <3


Abbi Hart said...

Pretty cool list! I'm doing this challenge too! Kisses From Katie was amazing and I hope you love it as much as I did-what a powerful story!

Cassandra said...

What a great list! I see a number here that I would like to read as well. I hope you enjoy Fahrenheit 451! I think it's a fantastic book, very thought provoking. :)

Happy reading!

Ivana said...

I'm reading Fahrenheit 451 right now (truth be told, I've been reading it for the last couple of weeks-it's been a busy September). Happy reading,you have a nice and varied list.