Fall Into Reading 2009: Time to start reading!

Fall Into Reading 2009Welcome to Fall Into Reading 2009! Don’t tell my husband, but I’ve blocked off all of today to sip coffee, read your posts, and get started on working through my own reading list. I hope you’re ready to read, too!

I’m looking forward to seeing what’s on everyone’s reading lists this fall, and finding some new and irresistible books to add to my TBR (to-be-read) pile.

Whatever you’re reading for this challenge, I hope you enjoy each and every book!

Here’s a brief recap of how to be a part of Fall Into Reading 2009:

  • Make a list of books you want to read (or finish reading) this fall. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like. (Also, feel free to modify your list during the challenge if it’s not working for you.)
  • Write a blog post containing your list and submit it to this post using the Mr. Linky below.
  • Get reading! The challenge goes from today, September 22nd, through December 20th.
  • Check out other participants’ lists and add to your own to-read-someday pile!
  • Write a post about your challenge experience in December, telling us all about whether you reached your goals and how Fall Into Reading went for you. But remember: this is a low-pressure challenge that should be fun. As long as you do some reading this fall (and enjoy it!), that’s good enough for me.

There’s a Mr. Linky at the end of this post. Please use it to link to your blog post containing your Fall Into Reading list. Remember to link to your specific post, not just your general blog homepage. People will be stopping by for days (or weeks!) and when you link to your specific post, it will make it easier for everyone to find your reading list. Also, if you don’t mind, please link back here from your post so that your readers can come check out all the other participants.

So post your list, grab a mug of your favorite autumn beverage, and check out all the other bloggers who love to read as much as you do!


For more information about Fall Into Reading 2009, check out these previous posts:

Note: There is NO limit to when people can sign up to participate in Fall Into Reading 2009. You’re welcome to join in any time between now and December! The “deadlines” mentioned in the prize/giveaways post are only for prize eligibility.


Watch for a Fall Into Reading 2009 Reviews post, which I’ll put up Thursday. It will provide a place where you can link up to any reviews you write about your Fall Into Reading books. (And the review thing? Completely optional.)

That should cover all the details. Link up below and let’s get reading!

Was your link deleted? Check the Posting Guidelines to make sure you followed the rules. If you think your link was deleted by mistake, feel free to contact me.

Note: My previous issues with Mr. Linky have been resolved, so I’m going to give him another shot! Sorry for the flip-flopping!


  1. My link for #5 was incorrect, please delete that one. Sorry!

  2. Thanks for hosting this again, Katrina! I am looking forward to perusing others’ lists.

  3. Look forward to this each Fall. Thanks for hosting. Now, let me go start reading!

  4. I’m so excited for this challenge! I love these! Thanks for hosting, Katrina! I’ve got a nice, long list ready to go! ;)


  5. PS…I’ve got my nice, hot French Vanilla to drink beside me, and my plans for the day include curling up with a book from my list and reading, reading, reading… that’s it! (did my housework yesterday so that today could be dedicated to reading — and it’s raining out, so it’s the perfect sort of day for curling up with a book, too!) ;)

  6. Thanks for hosting, Katrina! I had a great time with the Spring Reading Thing and can’t wait to get started on fall.
    .-= JoAnn´s last post ..Teaser Tuesday – September 22 =-.

  7. I am maybe a little too excited for this challenge. So many books I want to read and soooo little time. Looking forward to seeing how I do! Thanks for hosting this again!
    .-= Jen E @ mommablogsalot´s last post ..Fall Into Reading 2009: Reading List =-.

  8. I’m looking forward to this! I went very tame (hey, it’s fall and I have small children who’ve already been downed with a nasty cold and shared it with me), but it should still be fun. I even get to start having a whole hour or two to myself every Tuesday starting today! So, instead of cleaning or running an errand, what am I going to do today? Read. ;)

    Thanks again for hosting such a fun challenge!

  9. Could someone tell me how to put lines through what you’ve written like you are crossing them off a list?? I want to overwrite them as I read, I guess.
    THANKS!! I’m looking forward to this!! My first time of tripping over to this blog and discovering something to motivate!!

  10. Thanks for hosting Katrina – I’m so glad it’s Fall!

  11. Thank you so much for hosting this Katrina! I look forward to it!

  12. Thanks for hosting this. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading!


  13. Thanks for hosting! I’m all signed up and ready to start reading- the books I picked are ones I’ve had for a really long time, so it’ll be nice to finally give them the attention they deserve.

  14. I’m ready for this! :)

  15. This looks like fun. Thanks

  16. I’ve really been looking forward to FIR 2009. Thanks for letting us read along with you, Katrina.

    Happy reading everyone!

  17. What a fun challenge Katrina, thanks for hosting!

  18. This is my first year paticipating and I’m really excited! Thanks!

  19. I’ll be writing my post later today and linking up. I’ve so been looking forward to this, and even more so of visiting everyone elses lists :-)

  20. C. (Callapidder's son) says:

    My fall into Reading list is:
    The Westing Game
    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles
    The Lightning Thief
    The Book of the King
    Behind Enemy Lines: A young Pilot’s Story

  21. I’m ready to go! But I think I’ve gone a bit overboard with my list. Yikes. It’ll be interesting in December to see how I did.

  22. I am very excited about this challenge….thank you so much for hosting it. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s lists!

  23. Thank you for hosting, Katrina! My list is up.

  24. I thought I was in around 21, but then couldn’t find me. Now I’m 49 and 58. Oh well, better twice than not at all.

    I do enjoy this challenge to keep me accountable, and seeing what others are reading.

  25. This is my first time participating, how fun! Thanks for hosting the carnival. Now I’m off to read entries and get some new book suggestions.


  26. Katrina, once again I was looking forward to Autumn so that I could work my way through books that have been on my TBR list only. Now, it’s nice to know that I have a good reason to go ahead and put them in my hands. Thanks for your forethought and preparations to get us excited about the challenge!

  27. This is my first time participating in a reading challenge and I’m looking forward to it! Thanks for hosting this!

  28. Thanks so much for hosting this. My list is up – hope I’ll be able to get at least some of them read!

  29. This is my second time to participate in your reading challenges, so I know what fun it is! Thanks for hosting us.

  30. Katrina,

    Joining in for my first year! Thanks so much for hosting this great challenge. Can’t wait to get to know you and the other participants!



  31. This is my first time participating! Thanks for hosting this. Now I’m off to check out everyone’s lists!

  32. This is my first time to join and I cannot wait! I love finding other readers!

  33. Just posted my list, and I am beyond excited to get started! Thanks again! :)

  34. Hey!
    This is the first time I am entering such a competition. I think the best thing is that one can change their lists as they go on. Happy Reading everyone. Starting already.

  35. Looking forward to the challenge – and finding lots of other new books to read as well!
    .-= Trish´s last post ..Fall Into Reading 2009 =-.

  36. Yay! I’ve been waiting for this to come up since I found your blog at the end of your spring challenge!

  37. It feels like fall today — I can’t wait to start reading!

  38. Book Psmith says:

    I have been looking forward to this since the end of your Spring Thing. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

  39. Looking forward to another challenge and perusing other participants’ lists to see what everyone is reading!

  40. WooHoo!! I so look forward to the challenge.
    I look forward to seeing what books others listed.
    Have Fun ya’ll

  41. This looks like such a cool contest! This is perfect for me ’cause I love to read and have a bunch of books for history that I need to get through. Thank you so much for doing this! :)
    .-= Catz´s last post ..Fall Into Reading Contest =-.

  42. I love this challenge! Fall is my favourite season, and I love nothing more than curling up with a hot drink on a cool fall day with a book, as the colourful leaves fall to the ground! Sigh!

  43. This should be fun. I am always hopeful I’ll read this much anyway, but now I have a goal!

  44. I never joined before-but since this is a no pressure fun challenge, I thought I would join in!!! As I see the linked lists, I may want to rethink mine!

  45. I’m so excited! This is my first reading challenge!

  46. C–you have an awesome list of books! I can’t wait to find out what you think of The Lightning Thief. :)

    OK–I’m going to go make some tea and start reading!

  47. And were off!! I can’t believe how much I have been looking forward to an excuse to read!! Thanks!!

  48. This is my first time participating and I’m so excited to get started! Thanks for hosting this.

  49. This is a great challenge, thanks for hosting. I only have a partial list so far, my book mood changes easily

  50. Got my post up yesterday, but had to work at 9am this morning. Bummer. Anyhow, glad to have it ready to post here. Can’t wait to spend the evening checking out everyone’s lists!!

  51. Thanks for providing this fun challenge!

  52. I stopped at the library on the way home from work to pick up two holds, and I walked out with seven books. Gulp!

  53. I have updated my list with more books

  54. First time doing this challenge….though it is really going to be a challenge getting my book list done without November available for reading. I’ll be doing the the Nanowrimo challenge that month.

    Good luck everyone!

  55. I am very excited to join the Fall Into Reading challenge — partly because Fall is my favorite time of year and I can’t think of a better way to spend it than reading through some good books, and partly because this is my first challenge. Thanks for hosting it!


  57. Thanks for hosting another great reading challenge, hopefully I can keep my list manageable! Happy Reading ~ Jovi

  58. I’ve been looking forward to this!! Thanks so much for another fun fall.


  59. Oh I am SO joining this. :)

  60. This is going to be great! I’m so excited to take part in this for the first time. I hope this will help me stay accountable to my huge list. Thanks for hosting this, Katrina!
    .-= Lilbear´s last post ..I Want to Fall Into Reading in 2009 =-.

  61. This is my first time in this reading challenge. I like this challenge’s concession of allowing one to modify one’s reading list. Being a moody reader, I sometimes deviate from the list of books I have prepared to read. Hope to come across really exciting books here from other reviews to add to my wishlist. :)

  62. Oops, I made a mistake posting my first link. It has the link to a book review. Kindly delete. My second link posting #155 is correct — links it straight to my post on this challenge.

  63. I’m looking forward to participating. Bring on the books!

  64. I’m excited! Thanks!

  65. Katrina,
    I am so excited about reading these books, I even decided to try to be a book reviewer. I qualified. I am nervous/scared. I can’t believe I went as far as trying for it. :) I got an e-mail from someone, I didn’t look for it on my own. So maybe it’s a GodSend.
    I haven’t picked my book yet. But, I definitely add it to my list of books to read.

  66. This will be my first challenge and I’m a bit nervous! But I’m excited that I have some motivation and direction of where to start clearing off shelves too!

    Thanks for hosting this challenge!

  67. am so glad i found this! thanks for hosting the challenge!!!!

  68. This is my first time participating. I actually just jumped into the world of blogging yesterday so please bear with my “newbie-ness”. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading.

  69. I had just posted yesterday a review on three books just finished and from another blog I follow, found your fall reading challenge. I love it!

    I am off and running…eh…reading. :)

  70. Thanks for hosting!! Looking forward to visiting others and seeing what’s on everyone’s reading list for this Season.

    Happy Fall!!

  71. My New Years resolution for 2009 was to read more Christian based books. Presently, I have read at least eight. This challenge just gives me a bigger incentive to knock a few more out before the end of the year and the coming of another new resolution!!

  72. I’d also like to know you draw the line through finished books as well as how you put pictures of the books on your page. All i could do was put up links to Amazon.com.

  73. Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge!

  74. I accidentally posted my blog without the specific link, so I am up their twice if you would delete my first one that would be great (sorry)

  75. So fun!

  76. This is my first book challenge. Very exciting. Now if I can just get my new site up, I’ll be happier.

  77. WOW..this challenege is so so popular. I loved it; thanks again

  78. I am excited. Technically this is my first challenge.
    I’m started and geared to go.

    Happy reading to all!

  79. I’m a little late to your reading party, but never the less excited to be a part of the challenge. Thanks for hosting! Happy reading to all!

  80. Here I am! Almost late, but glad to get my list up for my motovation!

  81. Oops, I mean my MOTIVATION!

  82. I’m excited. This will be my second reading challenge and it looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for hosting it!
    .-= Alison´s last post ..Booking Through Thursday – Recent Sadness =-.

  83. Wow, that’s a long list of participants.
    I really like this challenge.
    Happy Reading!
    .-= Anni´s last post ..Fall into Reading 2009 – My list =-.

  84. Hope I’m not too late!!!!

  85. Katrina,

    I’m looking forward to the challenge and am still building my list. Oh, what to choose, what to choose?

  86. I’m in before midnight on the 24th…at least it’s still before midnight here in Texas! Can’t wait to get started!

  87. Thank you for, once again, hosting. This usually gives me the kick in the pants that I need to get more reading done.

  88. I just posted, and I think I may have taken the term “Challenge” too literally. LOL I’m going to have to edit my list as I go, I’m sure.

    This is my first time doing your Challenge, and already I have discovered some great bloggers out there!

    Thank you, Katrina!

  89. I’m so looking forward to doing this and to reading other people’s thoughts. Thanks so much~

  90. This will be my first challenge and it’s just what I’ve been looking for. I’m a little late but looking forward to getting started. Thank You!

  91. I’m trying to get back into reading! I’m excited about your challenge!

  92. Is it too late to join? I’m going to look over my bookshelves this weekend and see what I want to read between now and then. I wanna read 13 more books by the end of the year so it should be a long list!

  93. So excited for this challenge! Fall is my favorite season, perfect time to curl up with a book…or 5 :)

  94. It worked! My link apeared! I am not completely computer illiterate!

  95. looking forward to my first reading challenge…
    thanks a ton for hosting this!!

  96. This challenge is pretty exciting. I’m signing up! Thanks for hosting this challenge.

  97. I’m really excited about this challenge. This is exactly what i need!!

  98. The link for #120 is wrong, so you can delete that one. . The correct link is #128.


  99. At last, an excuse to do what I love best! I think I need it.


  100. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I’m really going to try to finish them this time, hehe.

  101. I just ran across your blog and love the idea of your fall reading challenge! Although I’m late to start, I’m going to still play along. Looking forward to it!

  102. Little late getting started but I’m looking forward to the challenge. It gave me the little extra push to read all those “to-read” books lying around my house :)

  103. Looking forward to this!

  104. I’m so excited to be joining in! It was my first time to ever use Mr. Linky…who knew it was so easy?

  105. Thanks for hosting this! Happy reading.

  106. I just found this challenge and just couldn’t pass it by so I joined although I’m quite late but I still got 2 months :)

  107. My friend Amanda and I are both participating! We are a little late, but better late than never :o).

  108. So I’m a bit late…but I’m finally up and going. Woo Hoo! Can’t wait to start looking at everyones lists!

  109. I’m pretty late getting into this, but have been reading over the past month and look forward to participating!

  110. I am getting a late start, finding this only today. Although I am very exited about the challenge :D Thank you!

  111. Well, I’m late to the game, but better late than never! I’m happy to have found you! :)

  112. Can’t wait!!! Hope that I’m not too late!

  113. Better late than never I always say – I just found your blog and this challenge, I am so excited to join – actually my daughter and I – she’s 10 and I am 30-something – we just started a new blog together to keep track of all our wonderful read’s and this is gonna be fun for both of us!


  114. I just came across your reading challenge. I came up with a fall reading list before fall officially started which I posted on my blog and, obviously, before I found your challenge. I hope it still counts!

  115. I read/listened to 10 books. See my website for the list on the righthand column and the actually reviews spread throughout the blog. Thanks Katrina — it was awesome!


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