Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone



Running from November 1, 2009 to December 1, 2010, this is a challenge that is way outside my comfort zone. I don't think I have ever really read Christian fiction before. Hosted by Amy and Deborah, I am looking forward to trying something new! To find out more about the Christy Awards Challenge you can check out the website.

I think I am going to sign up for the 2nd Tier:
2nd Tier - Any ONE Years Favorite Category - 3-4 Books or mix 3-4 winners from any category
I am going to go with 3-4 winners from any category. This is mainly because I will read most of these from the library and it is hard to say what is available!

I will start with Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin. I have heard of the author before and people seem to really like her! The rest of my list will probably be based on recommendations...

10 comments:

  1. This is out of my comfort zone too - maybe I should join the challenge as well. Good luck!

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  2. Stepping out of one's comfort zone can be really rewarding sometimes, can't it? This would definitely be out of my comfort zone, too, but I probably won't actually join the challenge. (Really trying to cut down on the challenges so maybe I can actually finish one once in a while.)

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  3. Wow, good luck with this one. It would be *really* out of my comfort zone too, I have to admit, but I hope you find it worthwhile.

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  4. That's so great of you to step outside of your comfort zone! It's out of my comfort zone also but I just signed up for three new reading challenges so I don't think I'll be able to fit this one in. Good luck and happy reading.

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  5. I'm woefully ill read in this genre; so much of the Christian fiction I've read has seemed terribly trite. However, I do like Frank Peretti very much (The Visitation, I think, is one of his works), and I remember a book by Peter Marshall, titled Christy, which I read in High School and loved. I'm looking forward to your thoughts as you work you way through this challenge.

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  6. Yeah, this is WAY out of my comfort zone as well. I've read a few of the Left Behind books (and really enjoyed them.) I should re-read them so I can actually finish the series!!

    Good luck with this. Looking forward to your reviews!

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  7. This is too far out my comfort zone, but good for you for stretching.

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  8. Christian fiction isn't my thing at all but I have read a few books that could be classified as such over the years.

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  9. This is something I'm very familiar with and I enjoy Christian fiction. In fact, I've just finished one and that's ISOLATION by Travis Thrasher. It's quite good. :)

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  10. bermudaonion: You should. I like trying something different from time to time!

    Debi: Well, I only have to read 3 books, so that shouldn't be too bad. I never know, I might really enjoy it!

    Cath: I just want to say I read something, I think...

    Vasilly: lol You and your reading challenges! Good luck with them all!

    bellezza: Yeah, what I have read in this genre over the years I haven't really enjoyed, but it is worth trying again!

    Stephanie: I read two of the Left Behind books a couple years ago. I didn't love them, but they were good.

    Beth: It's probably too far for me, too, but we will see how it goes!

    Jenn: I have read a few, too, without really knowing. It happens, I guess.

    Alice: Yes, I have seen you posting about Christian books on your blog. After I finish the challenge I might have to check some of them out.

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