CHALLENGE: Fall Into Reading

I have been quite inactive in the last three weeks since going back to college and starting up my academic studies again, and I apologize for that greatly, but that does not mean that I have stopped reading. Far from it actually.

Between the three courses I am currently in I have purchased twenty-five books ranging on topics spanning from British Literature to history, and have bought a few of my own from home. Not to mention with the process of interlibrary loan, have acquired a few more volumes from the library.  Currently I am reading five books for various purposes and as such I decided that it would be best if I participated in this:

I do plan on updating my loyal readers with news on my classes and such, but in the meantime I thought I might give you guys a preview of the books that are currently on my reading docket, as per the challenge rules.   Keep in mind, these books come from a mix of both course reading and my own amusement. So, without further ado, I give you:

THE LIST

CONTEMPORARY FICTION:

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY:

MEMOIR/TRAVEL WRITING:

PSYCHOLOGY:

CLASSICS:

LITERARY ANALYSIS:

HISTORY/SOCIETY

COMPUTER SCIENCE

* denotes a book that I have already begun reading

GENERAL GOALS

  • Read at least fifty pages of literature a day, these can be divided up between school and pleasure reading.  However essays and the like cannot be included.
  • Record myself reading aloud for at least fifteen minutes a day as an improvement to my speech

My deadline for this list is December 20, 2010. This is the official last day of fall and thus the last day of Fall Into Reading.  It is possible that by that time more books will be added to this list. (I went on an interlibrary loan spree and more then likely books will be arriving over the course of the next couple weeks or so.) I plan on reviewing all these books for you guys and I look forward to discussing some of the classics with you.

In the meantime, keep being the awesome readers that you are and I will make sure to update soon with a review and a general academia update.

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16 thoughts on “CHALLENGE: Fall Into Reading

    1. Thank you. Already kind of failing miserably at the long term goals but I am going to get right on that tomorrow. I got sidetracked from all things bookish and tried to be social for once. Worked out pretty well except now I am just looking at the pile.

  1. What an excellent and extensive list! I’m particularly interested in finding out your thoughts on the psychology selections. I’d like to read “Bluebird…” myself.

    Enjoy your reading and I’ll be back to visit!

    1. Thank you, I am very interested in the psychology selections too. I am hoping to finish Bluebird in the next few days in between essays for my journalism class, the paper for my literature class, and finishing up Northanger Abbey.

      Reviews will be posted for each book here so please stick around and join in on some discussion. 🙂

  2. Great list. The Gates is fantastic–very different from The Book of Lost Things. I loved how Connolly combined science and religion seamlessly. Brilliant.

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