Fall Into Reading 2007

Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting the Fall Into Reading 2007 Challenge. I have quite the stack of *waiting to be read* books....plus a list of several I'd like to find at the library or used book store to add to my stack. :) This has been a good opportunity for me to organize and prioritize what I'd like to read between now and Christmas. Here's my list:


Educating the Wholehearted Child , by Clay and Sally Clarkson--a continuing read for me right now...one of the most convicting, inspiring, and practically helpful books on homeschooling I've read.

Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit , by Teri Maxwell--I've heard such good things about this book, and had it on my bookshelf forever. I'm guessing I really need this one right now.

Keeping a Nature Journal , by Claire Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth--a friend gave this to me just about the time that I ran into some incredible nature journal examples in blogland...the kids and I are *really* excited about starting nature journals this fall.

Keeping Our Children's Hearts , by Steve and Teri Maxwell--another one I've heard great reviews of and keep telling myself I need to pull off the shelf and actually read. :)

Good Kids, Bad Habits, by Jennifer Trachtenberg--I think I found this on someone's reading list from the Spring Reading Thing. One of our goals this year is to work on building healthier habits, so this book jumped out at me. It's currently checked out at the library...guess I need to put a reserve on it next time I'm in. :)

Sacred Influence, by Gary Thomas--Another one I came across on a Spring Reading Thing list. I actually was looking for another book by the same author at the library, but it was checked out and this one wasn't, so I brought it home instead.

Bible Study/Devotional:

Get Out of that Pit, by Beth Moore--an ongoing read

A Heart Like His , by Beth Moore

Abraham, Man of Faith , by Ray Stedman--I read this book years ago (in high school, maybe?) and remember it being really good....I pulled it out a year or so ago and added it back to my TBR stack, and haven't picked it up since. It's time.

Miscellaneous Non-Fiction:

A Way of Seeing , by Edith Schaeffer--I love Edith Schaeffer's writing, and was so excited to pick this up at a used book sale last October. I can't believe I've had it almost a year and haven't read it yet!

The Inflammation Syndrome, by Jack Challem--part of some on-going health research I'm doing...I'll probably add a few more on this topic as we go.

It's All in the Details, by Tessa Eveleigh--Always have to have a few decorating books in my stack. This one may be replaced depending on what I think when I see it at the library.

The Girls Who Went Away , by Ann Fessler--a *very* miscellaneous non-fiction choice I ran across on someone's list from another challenge that happens to be at our library.

(I'm not really including Christian fiction on this challenge list, b/c those tend to be picked randomly as I find them at the library and read when I am trying to go to sleep at night. :) They aren't a priority, and they'll get read anyway. :) However, I rarely read secular fiction anymore, so I'm adding a couple of those that look interesting. They'll be low priority, but I'd like to get to them.)

Playing for Pizza , by John Grisham--I like Grisham, and haven't read one of his in quite some time.

The Memory Keeper's Daughter , by Kim Edwards--This one seemed to be on a * lot* of earlier challenge lists, and I've seen really good reviews of it. I'm looking forward to seeing if it is as good as it sounds.

(Some of these will be with all four kids, some just the girls, and some just Peter.)

The Toothpaste Millionaire , by Jean Merrill
The All-of-a-Kind Family , by Sydney Taylor
B is Betsy, by Carolyn Haywood
Hans Brinker, by Mary Mapes Dodge
The Borrowers, by Mary Norton
The Five Little Peppers , by Margaret Sidney
Hudson Taylor , by Vance Christie
Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne

And here are a few others I'd like to read if I can check them out or find them at the right price during the challenge:
Eat, Play, and Be Healthy, by W. Allan Walker
Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends , by Sarah, Harold, and Stephen Maly
Teach them Diligently , by Lou Priolo
Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers , by Gordon Neufeld
Me, Myself, and Bob, by Phil Vischer
A New Kind of Normal,by Carol Kent
No Ordinary Home , by Carol Brazo

To see what others are reading this fall, or to join the Fall Into Reading Challenge, visit
Callapidder Days.


jennifer said...

I love the list. It sounds like your house is like ours, books, books and more books.

We read all the time. I may post something like this, because I do love to see other peoples choices, as there are so many books to choose from!

Deena said...

I've been wondering about the two you listed as your fiction picks...I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on them:-)

Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno said...

I can't wait to read your reviews. It looks like you have some interesting titles. Happy Reading!

Katrina said...

Looks like a great list -- and plenty to keep you busy this fall! :) Thanks for being part of Fall into Reading!

Cyndi said...

These look like great pics!! I might like to read that Edith Shaeffer one, I haven't read that one and I LOVE her. Happy Reading!

Joyful Days said...

That is an ambitious list. My problem is that I keep finding more to read and getting off track.

I will be looking forward to hearing what you think of these books. So many sound really good.

Have a lovely weekend,


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eph2810 said...

Wow, Jennifer, you have quite a list going. You know, I have so many books that I want to read, that are in my to be read stacks...I am so sad that I don't seem to find the time to read them.

I hope you will get all your books read you would like to.

Thank you so much for sharing. Be blessed today and always.

PS: Missed you on Thursday, but I am sure you are very busy with teaching your kids.

Momma Roar said...

Your so good - I've read a few of them but feel like I've fallen into a reading rut...just can't find the time! Please blog about them so I can glean from you!!!

Belinda Letchford said...

Your list here inspired me the other day to sort out my bookshelves. I had books all over the place that I wanted to read. I gathered them all together, chose a short list (relatively speaking) and placed them on my Reading Shelf and the rest went back on the bookshelf. Then I typed up my My Reading Pile to share with others.

Having it sorted like this I am picking up books that I want to read rather than flip through this and that.

Live life with your Kids!

Joyful Days said...

Stopping by to let you know you had come to mind & heart. With prayer, Julie