Autumn Reading Challenge

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Went through my stacks of books last night to find the ones I wanted on my Autumn list. No particular thought process this time. Just an "Oh, that looks good" selection criteria.

The first three I have to read for my book club:

The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy by Rumer Godden
Light of Evening by Edna O'Brien

The next four are from authors I am fond of:

The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor
Mohawk by Richard Russo
The New Woman by Jon Hassler

One from an author whose first book I thoroughly enjoyed:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

One nonfiction, because I ought to read more of it and I don't:

Expressions of the Catholic Faith by Kevin Orlin Johnson

And three that I have heard of other places, and I want to see why everyone likes them:

Lake Woebegon Days by Garrison Keillor (Love his show on NPR, never read what he writes)
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

There you have it. My goal for the fall.


I am currently engrossed in Annie Proulx's Postcards, which I picked up because I really liked Accordion Crimes. I have yet to read The Shipping News, but it is certainly on the list.

OOOO, I didn't realize Hassler had a new one (OK, 2 years old)....can't wait to read that one!

The Shipping News was a wonderful book and I've had it in my "reread & savor" pile for a while now.

Anita Shreve has quite a few good books. Even better than The Pilot's Wife was Good Harbor. What a fabulous story of friendship!

The Rumer Godden and Kathleen Norris are very good, and I can never say enough good about Flannery O'Connor.


I just finished Postcards last night. I recommend it.



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