20 Dec 2008

Fall Into Reading 2008 - Wrap Up

The Fall Into Reading 2008 officially ends today, so it's time to do my wrap-up post. I only read half the books for the challenge that I did last year, but you have to remember that last year I wasn't quite as addicted yet, so there weren't as many different challenges to read books for ;)

Anyway, to remind you, the books I read were:


Out of those the best surprise was Last Chance Saloon. I expected a simple chick-lit and while it definitely belongs in that genre, Marian Keyes managed to add an extra something to it, making it a "deeper" book than I had expected.

My two favourites on the list were The Magician's Guild and Dragonfly - both of which blew me away though I hadn't expected them to.

The biggest disappointment was The Death Committee. I usually love Noah Gordon's books, but this one just wasn't up to snuff and I basically had to force myself to get through it.

My favourite thing about the Fall Into Reading challenge is the flexibility of it - I can make it as easy or as demanding as I'm motivated for. So I'll definitely be signing up for the Spring Reading Challenge once March rolls around! :-)

10 comments:

Sandra said...

Interesting books, these are all new to me. I did this challenge and just posted my wrap-up here:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/fall-into-reading-challenge.html

It's fun to keep track of what you read. I tend to wander off the list a lot. :)

Smilingsal said...

I haven't read any of the ones you have listed. I plan to sign up for Spring too. Here's my wrap-up post:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2008/12/fall-into-reading-2008-wrap-up.html

My Two Blessings said...

I haven't heard of any of these authors or books before. Spell coat looks interesting. Challenges are addictive aren't they. If you are up for another one, I've started a winter reading challenge.

Robin of mytwoblessings.

Brittanie said...

I think I read something of Tamora Pierce's back in middle school but I am not sure. I looked at her books at Barnes and Noble. I cannot remember which one appealed to me though. :)

Just Mom said...

Congratulations on what you accomplished with the challenge!

Beth F said...

Unique list of books! I'll have to look into some of them. I wrote my wrap-up post last month here.

Nise' said...

Great job! I discovered Marian Keyes a few year ago and have enjoyed her books. Love the ones about the sisters.

Katrina said...

I love when a book turns out to be a delightful surprise! Thanks for joining us, and I'm so glad we'll be seeing you again in the spring!

Lindsay said...

O don't you just love when you get a surprise when a book turns out better than you expected. Glad you finished all of your books :-).

Erin said...

Congratulations on the books you read.

I'm a Marian Keyes fan and encourage you to read more of her books, especially the Walsh family series.