Friday, August 25, 2006

Autumn Reading Challenge 2006

The Summer Reading Challenge has been so successful for me (24 finished so far) that I want to continue the challenge for the autumn season (September, October, November) with an Autumn Reading Challenge 2006.
(See initial entry here.)

Because the pace changes during the school months, so does my reading. I doubt I will have as much time after Labor Day as I have this summer, so I've adjusted my list likewise. My reading list is always ready to be amended to fit either my need, my want, or my whim.

If you take up the Autumn Reading Challenge 2006, post a link to your blog and list in the comments. After Labor Day, I'll gather them together in one entry.

Plan. And plan to read.

Seasonal Soundings' Autumn Reading Challenge 2006:

Moby Dick

Willing to Believe (Sproul)

The Soul’s Quest for God (Sproul)

The Cost of Discipleship (Bonhoeffer)

The Intellectual Life (Sertillanges)

William the Baptist (Chaney)

Chosen by God (Sproul)

Realms of Gold (Ryken)

A Place to Stand: Martin Luther (Veith)

Talk to the Hand (Truss)

Lessons from a Sheepdog (Keller)

Jayber Crow (Berry)

Master and Commander (O'Brian)

Tides of War (Pressfield)

To the Last Man (Shaara)

The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel (Wangerin)

Teacher Man (McCourt)



21 comments:

Carol in Oregon said...

I'm thinking through my list! I'll post it soon.

Carrie K. said...

I'm getting mine together, too. Oh, and are we skipping October? ;)

Carrie K. said...

Okay, I posted mine:
http://carrie.homeschooljournal.net/2006/08/31/autumn-reading-challenge/

Faith said...

Do the books you plan to read with or to your children count? I mean the bulk of our homeschooling is reading. And since I have teens I am reading classics I have never read before.

Or is this just reading I plan to do on my own?

Thanks. I love the idea!

Needleroozer said...

I'm in. I didn't do this during the summer, and wished I had. I do think I would have checked more off my list if I had made a list!
I need a day or two to make my list, and I echo Faith's question- what about the myriad of classics new to me that I will be reading to the tweens?
I have two blogs, but will post my list on my homeschooling blog: http://greendragonacademy.blogspot.com/

Seasonal Soundings said...

Faith and Needleroozer,
You can challenge yourself with any books you want! My personal challenge is primarily books for my self-education and books I've never read (which includes juvenile books).
The primary purpose is to encourage and accomplish goal-directed reading. I am more productive with a planned list; you may be also!

Links to your challenges on your blogs will be forthcoming. I just got back from the beach yesterday (Ernesto drove us out a day early) and have a mountain of things to finish up.

Janie

Anonymous said...

I accept the challenge, too.

I'll post my list soon!

Wendy @ WMF said...

I'm in. I need a day or two to come up with my list.

Julie D. said...

I just found you as the originator of this great idea via Quiet Life.

I'm gonna give it a shot, beginning today!

http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2006/08/autumn-reading-challenge.html

Circle of Quiet said...

I'm in, Janie, and have posted the challenge at my spot. I'll have my list up this weekend.

Thanks,
Diane

barb said...

We would love to join you in this reading challenge. I will post our list on our homeschooling blog this weekend. I have been enjoying your blog immensely.

Barb
http://lvbirders.homeschooljournal.net/

Faith said...

Thanks for your reply Seasonal Soundings. I love your blog! I am about to put my list up at my blog dumboxacademy.homeschooljournal.net

Blessings,

Faith

Leann said...

I would love to join you guys. Here is the link to my post on the books I have chosen and I have a graphic in the sidebar with a link here. Thanks!!!

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Academy252/194237/

Anonymous said...

I've posted my list: http://inthetwoacrewood.blogspot.com/2006/09/autumn-reading-challenge.html

Donna Boucher said...

I will be reading two books.

The Girl of the Limberlost
and
Les Miserables

Rebecca LaMere said...

Add me on...I've already posted my list on my blog
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/LaMereAcademy

nattiedahling said...

i'm on board.
i loved the src!

Jo said...

I missed the summer one so I'm definately in for this one!!

I'll get my list together and then post it on myyyyy hmmm I have too many blogs... my LWH blog I suppose. :)

angelmeg said...

dbI'm a bit late but I just found out about this. I am going to tag along. No gradual school class this fall means reading for pleasure instead of reading what I "have to read" woo hoo!

I will come up with a list by Friday. and post it on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be a part of this challenge. My list is up at
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/juliainsk.
I have already finished my first book. Wahoo!

Julia

Emily said...

How in the world do you find time to read six books a month? I mean, it would be simple to fly through short cheesy novels, but that certainly isn't what is on your list.