Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008

Katrina at Callapiddler days is starting Fall Into Reading 2008. The great thing about this event is that all you have to do is try to read as many books as you can! There is no pressure, only fun! This is running September 22nd to December 21st. Here is the list of the books I hope to read this fall. Some I have read already, some I have started but never finished, some I have always wanted to start, and some I will be reading with my high school students:

1. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (I'll actually finish it)

4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (for a book club I'm in and the New Classics Challenge)

5. The Yellow Wallpaper (for Life Books Challenge)

6. Twlight by Stephanie Meyers (I'll finish it, hopefully, for RIP Challenge)

7. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (RIP Challenge)

8. Teacher Man by Frank McCourt (I don't think this one is going to happen, Life Books)

This is it. I hope I can finish them all. Teaching keeps me very busy right now.


Anonymous said...

I recently read The Yellow Wallpaper and was SO impressed with it. I wouldn't say it's an enjoyable story, exactly, but it's very worthwhile.

Colleen said...

Haha, that's probably a good way to describe it. Don't you think it's true that we like to read some things that aren't really "enjoyable"?

Marie said...

Great list. :-)I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

Colleen said...

Thanks Marie! Let's hope I find time to get to them!

Nise' said...

My three kids had to read Lord of The Flies and To Kill A Mockingbird in high school. I am on my third and final reading of these books with them. Just finished Lord of the Flies.

Colleen said...

I'm half way through Lord of the Flies with my students! That one is always an interesting experience. Have your children enjoyed the book?

Katrina said...

Looks good, Colleen! I really liked Lord of the Flies when I had to read it in college. Maybe "appreciated" is a better word than "liked." And though I didn't put Twilight on my fall list, it's sitting on my bookshelf and will probably be the first thing I read when I finish the fiction that IS on my list. Thanks for joining the challenge!

Colleen said...

Katrina - I know what you mean about appreciating it rather than liking it! Thanks for putting together the challenge!