I love lists. I love looking at them. I don't necessarily like doing the things on them. Well, now you know.
Anyway, I really liked my Summer Reading Challenge--I put books in the stack that I had had on my shelves for a long time, and I actually READ most of them! So, I'm taking the same tack for fall, and pulling my books and stacking them on the bottom shelf of my nightstand.
I have three books I MUST read for my book club during the fall:
Things As They Are by Paul Horgan
North of Hope by Jon Hassler
Catholics by Brian Moore
Then, for my other additions, I have decided to take on some of the LONG books I have on my shelves. Since they are longer than average, I'm only putting 5 of them on my list, for a total of an eight book challenge:
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Life at Blandings by P.G. Wodehouse (really 3 novels in one)
Poland by James Michener
Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Wow! I just stacked those books up on my desk. What a lot of pages! If I must read something short in between, I'll tuck in some Agatha Christie, just for a break.
Oh, and I went to 1/2 Price Books on the McKid's first day of school, and added six new books to my library. But from the day I started the summer challenge, to the first day of school, I never stepped foot inside the store.
Now, I promise to do that again, until the first of December.
Cross my heart.