Another good challenge completed satisfyingly earlier than the deadline. I’ve enjoyed the no-pressure to read challenge although I took it upon myself to stick to the list I created and not deviate. I started with eight titles and added two more to total 10 books (my list here) —actually a very lazy count given the generous three months the challenge runs on. But at least I’ve made a small inroad, albeit a miniscule one, in my TBR pile and also in my On The Shelf books I’ve listed since I started this blog about a year ago.
As far as the Fall Into Reading 2009 is concerned, I have finished it; but I know my efforts are mediocre at best (in terms of volume) and I hope to do better next time this challenge comes around. So, I should have to dive into more books for next year’s Fall Into Reading challenge or pile on the pressure by joining more challenges, aside from this one.
For this exercise, I discovered wonderful Gothic authors like Elizabeth Kostova and Tobsha Learner with their books, The Historian and The Witch of Cologne, respectively, as two of the best books I’ve read . Both have exceptional writing styles and concepts that are worth your time imbibing. But Richard North Patterson’s Exile comes out at the top as well being one of the best contemporary thrillers I’ve read in a long time for its current relevancy and well-researched, impartial presentation of the Mid-East crisis. This is definitely a very informative book written to encourage your interest in very real world issues with a well-written exciting legal drama, that anyone concerned with the Arab-Israeli crisis should read.
A close second to these three would be William Young’s The Shack presenting deep Christian philosophies made simple for the average person, rendering the concepts even more inspiring with better understanding.
To Callapidder Days : a huge thank you for hosting the challenge. I’ll certainly be back for the next.
Now that I’m done and done early, I promise to list several more next time this challenge comes around.