Saturday, March 28, 2009

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday



Here is Amy's Question this week: (I linked to my reviews of the books I've read)

The 2009 Christy Award Nominees were recently announced. Today's assignment is to look at the list of nominees and share with us whether or not you have read any of them. If you haven't read that particular novel, have you read anything by that author? Have you read all of the books in any category? What are your favorite books on the list? Are there any books you haven't heard of?

And, I'm just throwing this out there, but I think one year there was a Christy challenge. A reading challenge is basically when you choose books off a pre-set list or around a theme to read within a certain time frame. Does anyone know if this is still going on? If it's not, would anyone be interested in joining in on one? I'd be willing to host it. And lastly, I'm working on Faith 'n Fiction Saturday having our own awards for books!

The Christy Nominees:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Beyond the Night by Marlo Schalesky • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren • Tyndale House Publishers
Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White by Claudia Mair Burney • David C. Cook

CONTEMPORARY SERIES, SEQUELS, AND NOVELLAS
Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group (I haven't read this one, but I've read and enjoyed several of the Sisterchick books)
Summer Snow by Nicole Baart • Tyndale House Publishers
You Had Me at Good-bye by Tracey Bateman • FaithWords

CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE
Dogwood by Chris Fabry • Tyndale House Publishers
Embrace Me by Lisa Samson • Thomas Nelson
Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon by Debbie Fuller Thomas • Moody Publishers

FIRST NOVEL
Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake • David C. Cook
Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler • Bethany House Publishers
Safe at Home by Richard Doster • David C. Cook

HISTORICAL
Shadow of Colossus by T.L. Higley • B&H Publishing Group
Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin • Bethany House Publishers
Washington’s Lady by Nancy Moser • Bethany House Publishers

HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Calico Canyon by Mary Connealy • Barbour Publishers I haven't read this, but loved the sequel, Gingham Mountain.
From a Distance by Tamera Alexander • Bethany House Publishers
The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen • B&H Publishing Group

SUSPENSE
By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer • Tyndale House Publishers
The Rook by Steven James • Revell
Winter Haven by Athol Dickson • Bethany House Publishers

VISIONARY
The Battle for Vast Dominion by George Bryan Polivka • Harvest House Publishers
Shade by John B. Olson • B&H Publishing Group
Vanish by Tom Pawlik • Tyndale House Publishers

YOUNG ADULT
The Fruit of My Lipstick by Shelley Adina • FaithWords I didn't read this one; I read an earlier one in the series and hated it.
I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires by Cathy Gohlke • Moody Publishers
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

6 comments:

  1. I like using a red print to respond to each catagory. It's so much better organized than mine. Happy Faith ‘n Fiction Day. Here's my answer:
http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/03/faith-n-fiction-saturday-christy.html

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  2. Neat the way you responded with comments and thoughts in red! I got my answer post up at Free Spirit-

    http://tinyurl.com/ctn4es

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  3. I really enjoyed Beyond the Night as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  4. I have not read any of the Sisterchick books. Loved Mary Connealy too.

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  5. How funny how we all have such differing opinions of books. I liked Shelley Adina's series and really disliked Mary Connealy's "Calico Canyon". I wrote a review for myself in my book journal and when I go back and read it I remember all over again the reasons for it. :) So, it's very interesting to see how everyone views the books they read. Thanks for sharing your list.

    Mimi B
    Woven by Words

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  6. I've read Calico Canyon but not Gingham Mountain. I started GM but it sounded a lot like CC, so I put it away for later. But I've heard others say it gets better.

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