Friday, August 16, 2013

My Fall Reading List 2013

**Photo courtesy of Etsy, the dreamy giraffe

I'm on my last book from the Summer Reading List- I'm trying to finish Nicholas Nickleby before the September train rolls in.

I feel set and ready to make my Fall Reading List known.  So without further ado.... here it is!

1. September: Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
I read about half, when my husband bought me this translation.  After a season, I'm picking it back up. It's time to conquer!

2. September: Choosing Joy: The Secret of Living a Fully Christian Life by Dan Lord
Husband of the ever-fun, muy respected Hallie, I'm excited to dive into this book that I've heard and read so much about.

3. September/October: Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
This one just sounds fun.  From the looks of it, it will be read quickly!

4. October: Life After Art by Matt Appling
I've read a few fabulous reviews of this book.

5. October/November: Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
Like the one above, the positive reviews are endless, and I've found a kindred spirit (and a fellow Westmont alum/student) in Shauna after reading her book Cold Tangerines. Isn't it comforting to know you'll love a book, even before you read it?  Does that sound too presumptuous? I'll get back to you on that.

6. November: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
I've heard good things, and I love me some historical fiction.

7. November: The Handbook for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey
I've been wanting to read something by Lisa Hendey, founder of This looks like a great place to start.


Cristina said...

I love Kristin Lavransdatter! I read it last year and it was amazing. It made me think a lot about what it would be like to have a bunch of grown sons....and it also made me a little weepy. Of course that was pregnant me reading it so I'm not sure what regular me's take aways would be :)

I've also had Bread and Wine on my to-read list for a while--maybe you've inspired me actually get around to it this year!

I'm impressed that you can be so organized and decide exactly what you want to read each month so far in advance! I usually just randomly stockpile books until my books bought vs. books read ratio makes me feel guilty and/or ridiculous and I start attacking my "need to read or my husband will ban me from the used bookstore" pile until it's under control and I can begin the whole process over again :)

Tacy said...

ha, ha. It seems like a short list, but when it comes down to brass tacks, I know this is what we're budgeting for- at least when it comes to new books. If I find it at the library or used bookstore then I'm thrilled.

Rhonda Ortiz said...

Hooray for Kristin! Jared just reread it again. The new translation is great - and it doesn't censor anything like the old one does. Though I like the old one, too. :-) Have fun!

The Stewarts said...

dinner, a love story was a great read while nursing a little one. i also loved her idea of "deconstructing" meals.