Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Into Reading 2012: Goals

 
Challenge takes place from 9/22-12/21
 
Okay, well I wasn't sure I was going to participate in this, but since a friend of mine is going to, I decided to do it! It sounds like a lot of fun, but it'll be a challenge to actually list the books I will read this fall. :D LOL! That changes all-the-time!
 
Anyway, want to find out what Fall Into Reading is all about? Here is the link to the main post.
My Goal:
  
I'd love to read all of the following books this fall, but I don't think I'll be able to read that many. LOL! So I hope to read 40 of these books - not completely in order:
  
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Okay, I know what you might be thinking "that is a long list" and I agree with you! I just don't know how to make it any shorter! I want to read all of those books this fall, but I don't know if I'll be able to... I can normally read 10 books a month easily, but 60 books in 3 months will be a huge challenge! Hope I can at least reach 40. :D

So that is what I hope to read this fall, what about you? Please share! :)
 

36 comments:

  1. You and Crystal convinced me, so I'm in. :) My goal is 45 books - which is WAY more than I can probably do. I just don't know how to get to some of these awesome books that I've been putting off for so long...

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    1. Glad you are participating!! I had hoped you would. :)

      That was my exact problem! There are SO many books I want to read, but I don't think I'll be able to read them all this fall. I'm going to try my best, though. :)

      I hope you make your goal, Brooke! Expect tweets from me to see how you are doing. :)

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    1. Thanks! Oh, and I'm going to your blog post now to comment. :)

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  3. Well between you, Megan, and Brooke I decided to sign-up too! You have a great list of books! Around 20 of them I've either read or have on my fall list and then there are a bunch that I want to read but didn't put on my list! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Abbi! Glad we convinced you to join! :) Hope you reach your goals! :)

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  4. Nice! I like that you put the covers instead of just a list!
    Good luck Melanie!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Yeah, I like putting covers because they are more eye-catching. :D

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    2. How does one show the covers and not just the list? Also, are all those books "Clean" Romances?

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    3. I add the book covers to the post instead of typing up the books in a list. :) I haven't read the books, yet, so I can't say if they are all clean or not, but most/all of them are Christian fiction. :)

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  5. I will not list the books I am going to read as God leads me there. I write reviews of the books I read. I hope to read from two to three books a month. I got bogged down with one this month and gave up on it. But then the one I am reviewing now I read in three days. So I hope to read 20 to 30 books.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I hope you are able to reach your goals! I normally don't like listing the book I want to read because it is REALLY hard for me to stick to it, but I'm going to try this time. :)

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  6. Good morning, Melanie!
    Some of those books happen to also be on my TBR pile
    Including : Sixty Acres and a Bride, With Every Letter, A Love Surrendered, A Lasting Impression, A Light in the Window. And I've also got books by Beth Vogt, Dani Pettrey, Krista Philips, Jenny B Jones, Beth Moore and others waiting for me right now.

    Yeah, how about we say a prayer for readers? So many books so little time.

    I like your blog, by the way. Happy reading!

    :-)

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    1. So true! So many books, so little time! :)

      I'm so glad you like my blog - thank you! And I hope you enjoy the books you read. :)

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  7. Wow Melanie! That's a lot of books! There is no way I could even set that high of a goal. I have however read 8 of the books that you have in your TBR pile. I read the O'Connor series by Julie Lessman out of order. So I read all of the Winds of Change first and then started A Passion Most Pure. I didn't realize that they were all part of the same series :p

    I have the 7 hour series on my Kindle and a couple of the other books you have listed to read. Good luck with your goal! I'm just trying to make my goal for Goodreads! ha! According to it I am 5 books behind on reaching 125 this year. There are just not enough hours in my day anymore since I am also trying to get Christmas gifts made. What a dilemma huh?

    Julie@My Favorite Pastime

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    1. I know, it IS a lot of books.... I'm really hoping I'll be able to read 40 of them. :) I hope you will be able to reach your Goodreads goal this year... there are still 3 months left to get caught up. :)

      Thanks for commenting!

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  8. 10 books a month? Melanie, you're reading voracity astonishes me! Oh, and I LOVED Sneak by Evan Angler!!!!

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    1. Glad you loved Sneak! :) I used to not be able to read that much a month, but for some reason, lately I have been. :)

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  9. Ooh! Your list looks great! I hope you're able to reach your goal :D

    I'll be keeping in touch through twitter to see how you're doing!

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! I'll be doing the same... expect some tweets from me! :D

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  10. Awesome challenge, thanks for letting us know about it! Great book choices too, can't wait to hear what you think of them. :)

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  11. I signed up too, though my list is smaller than yours.

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    1. Glad you signed up! I believe I commented on your post earlier. :)

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  12. Whoo wee - that is a huge list. Kick this challenge's booty. Now I am off to find more info on Kill Shot :D

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    1. LOL! It IS a huge list - I hope I can read most of them. :) Thanks for commenting!

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  13. What a list! I'm impressed with your goal of reading forty books in these thirteen weeks. I hope you make your goal.

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    1. Thank you, Melinda! I hope I can reach my goal, too. :)

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  14. Ooh! There are so many great books on your list. You're in for some serious fun. I hope you have a blast as you read like the wind.

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    1. Thanks, Keli! So far, I'm enjoying the books I'm reading. :)

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  15. Ugh. When I see all your pictures, I just have to comment and give more specific thoughts. So here we go. :)

    Loved "A Hope Undaunted" by Julie Lessman! Enjoyed "A Heart Revealed" too, but not as much. Both had a little too much...description in some parts -- while not SUPER descriptive, still very passionate. A bit more than I would have liked. So I don't whole-heartedly recommend them, but they're very good. :)

    Can't wait to read Sarah Sundin's "With Every Letter"! Loved her Wings of Glory books...I've read #1 and #3.

    "Echoes of Titanic," great one. :)

    Read half of "A Lasting Impression" and wasn't able to finish, though I really wanted to. Not the books fault, just a family thing. BUT the part I read was awesome! And I love the cover.

    Can't wait to read "Trinity" by Ronie Kendig, it looks great!

    And just finished "When a Heart Stops" by Lynette Eason. That's an awesome one.

    Love the covers on "Lady Anne's Quest" and "The Messenger." Both on my to-read list!

    Ah. That's good. Very good. Again, can't wait for your reviews!

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    1. Thank you, Charity! I know what you're talking about with the "passion" in Julie Lessman's books - that is why I only recommend them for mature readers who don't mind some "passion" in books. :)

      Thanks for this great comment - I agree with most of what you said! I can hardly wait to read Trinity and When a Heart Stops... both sound like they are going to be FANTASTIC books. :)

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  16. So glad you decided to join Fall Into Reading after all. :) I've seen the 7 Hours series and the Travis Thrasher series on a few blogs now...I really need to look into them. Thanks again for being part of the challenge. Enjoy your fall reading! Looks like you'll be busy!

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    1. Thank you, Katrina, for hosting this challenge and for stopping by to comment. :)

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  17. I'm not sure who Julie Lessman is but I have to look her up! I love the covers of her books. Happy reading!!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you like Julie's books if you decide to read them. :)

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