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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 8884 comments January Monthly Reading Challenge

This thread is for participants to post their lists and update their progress. The thread for suggestions is HERE.

1. 'J' is for January: Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'.

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the January birthday list. Eg My name is Jane and my birthday is 13 August. I can either pick a January birthday celebrant whose name starts with 'J' or was born on 13 January.

If neither of these options work, select a match as close as possible (either side of the initial or date).
January Birthday List

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA. Louisiana is well known for New Orlean's Mardi Gras, so for this category you can also read a book centered around a celebration or involving a parade.

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.

5. National Stay Healthy Month. Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration. For example, read a book where a main character is an athlete, doctor, nutritionist/dietician, physiotherapist, or where the character is recovering from ill health.

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: This is an easy category for everyone - Read a romance book! And a 'High 5' if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging!

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your 'normal' bookshelves).
OR
*Catering for those that don't have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something's back view or that 'takes you back' in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history).

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.

You can choose 3, 5, 8 or all 10 categories, depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitments.

When posting your progress, please make sure to put the date you finished each book.

Please repost your progress as it helps with updating!

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 8884 comments For Me


message 3: by Juliet (new)

Juliet (jujuzz) | 171 comments January Monthly Reading Challenge

Sprinkle with Murder (A Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel, #1) by Janet Evanovich Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Room by Emma Donoghue A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh Royal Bridesmaids by Stephanie Laurens Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh

'J' is for January - Jenn McKinlay - Sprinkle with Murder

Happy Birthday! - Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich (from Valorie's shelf)

'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Anna moved to Paris for studies)

13 Jan - This is Rubbie Duckie's Birthday (Sesame Street) - Room by Emma Donoghue (story is told from five years old, Jack's perspective)

14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day - A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron (Buddy is the pet dog)

National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (paranormal romance)

Backwards Day is Jan 31 - Royal Bridesmaids (position 7th starting from the back of my 500+ TBR shelf)

Reader's Choice - Caressed By Ice by Nalini Singh

Progress: 0/8


message 4: by Ren (new)

Ren (RenPuspita) | 121 comments I'm in :)


message 5: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 8884 comments I'm in too :)


message 6: by Angela (new)

Angela Noviana (angelanoviana) Let's give it a try ^^
The Wedding  (Akhir yang Sempurna) by Julie Garwood The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski The Rake (Lessons in Love, #1) by Suzanne Enoch
1. 'J' is for January : The Wedding - Julie Garwood
2. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! : The Edge of Never - J.A. Redmerski
3. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January : The Rake - Suzanne Enoch

Progress : 0/3


message 7: by Breann (last edited Dec 27, 2012 09:55AM) (new)

Breann  | 1849 comments Read: 0/8


1. 'J' is for January: Just Ask

2. Happy Birthday Beth F.: Tempt Me at Twilight

5. National Stay Healthy Month: No Fault of His Own ~ in LiAW 6

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: Cherish

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Animal Instincts

8. National Hugging Day: Change of Heart ~ High Five for ME!

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: 18% Gray

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice

Just Ask by Mia Downing Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas No Fault of His Own (Love is Always Write) by Sara York Cherish (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #4) by Tere Michaels Animal Instincts (Love is Always Write) by Kim Alan Change of Heart (Change of Heart, #1) by Mary Calmes 18% Gray (Task Force Iota, #1) by Anne Tenino


message 8: by Bre (last edited Dec 30, 2012 01:46PM) (new)

Bre | 213 comments 0/8

1. 'J' is for January: Just Remember to Breathe

2. Happy Birthday!: If I Stay

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions!: Fallen Too Far

5. National Stay Healthy Month: Star Crossed

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: Butterfly Tattoo

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Perfection

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Easy

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice. Forbidden


message 9: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Jan 28, 2013 05:37PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1019 comments RRRC: January Monthly
1-31 January 2013


Read6/6

1. 'J' is for January: Just Ask 1/5/13 4♥

2. Happy Birthday!: Mine 1/16 Second Grave on the Left 1/9/12 3♥

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) Stuart Little 1/4/13 3♥
7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Zane's Redemption (Zane is given a puppy) 1/6/13 4♥
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: Rock Chick Redemption 1/15/13 4♥
10. Reader's Choice: Iron Kissed 1/25/13 4♥

Just Ask by Mia Downing Stuart Little by E.B. White Zane's Redemption (Scanguards Vampires, #5) by Tina Folsom Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Rock Chick Redemption (Rock Chick, #3) by Kristen Ashley


message 10: by Wan (new)

Wan  (WanWaddell) | 2081 comments RRRC: Monthly
1-31 January 2013
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1. 'J' is for January: Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'.

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the January birthday list. Eg My name is Jane and my birthday is 13 August. I can either pick a January birthday celebrant whose name starts with 'J' or was born on 13 January.

If neither of these options work, select a match as close as possible (either side of the initial or date).
January Birthday List

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA. Louisiana is well known for New Orlean's Mardi Gras, so for this category you can also read a book centered around a celebration or involving a parade.

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.

5. National Stay Healthy Month. Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration. For example, read a book where a main character is an athlete, doctor, nutritionist/dietician, physiotherapist, or where the character is recovering from ill health.

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: This is an easy category for everyone - Read a romance book! And a 'High 5' if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging!

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your 'normal' bookshelves).
OR
*Catering for those that don't have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something's back view or that 'takes you back' in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history).

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.


message 11: by Ethel (last edited Dec 29, 2012 01:10AM) (new)

Ethel | 318 comments Yay, a new challenge! These categories are fantastic, finding suitable books for each was a challenge itself. But I love it! :)

1. 'J' is for January: The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
or
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Grave

2. Happy Birthday Elke!: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
or
Where There's Smoke by Sandra Brown
or
The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton

3. Geography: Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown
or
After the Night by Linda Howard

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions!: Don't Tell by Karen Rose

5. National Stay Healthy Month: Trying to Score by Toni Aleo
or
A Kiss Remembered by Sandra Brown
or
The Touch Of Fire by Linda Howard
or
Come Lie With Me by Linda Howard

6. 13 Jan - Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: Always in My Heart by Catherine Anderson
or
Long Time Coming by Sandra Brown

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
or
Heaven and Hell by Kristen Ashley
(these 2 books were in the "Favourite Romances with Pets" list, so I hope there really is some cute animals in them. If not, I just had to choose some other book. *smile*)

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day: Darkest Sin by Mandy Harpin

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelly
or
Sheltered by Charlotte Stein
or
Star Crossed by Kele Moon

10. Reader's Choice: Wild Man by Kristen Ashley


message 12: by Breann (new)

Breann  | 1849 comments Welcome to the challenge Marie! :) Have fun!


message 13: by ~Leslie~ (last edited Dec 19, 2012 11:28AM) (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1842 comments Duration: 1/1/13 - 1/31/13

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1. 'J' is for January:Jade Island

2. Happy Birthday, Lacy!: At Grave's End

3. Geography (my home state!!):Haunted on Bourbon Street

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! The Rake

5. National Stay Healthy Month:Instant Gratification

8. National Hugging Day: The Perfect Wife

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31:Blood Sins

10. Reader's Choice:Deadly Game


message 14: by Brandilyn (last edited Jan 02, 2013 04:05PM) (new)

Brandilyn (BrandilynRC) | 842 comments 0/10 complete

1. J is for January - Jenna Hilary Sinclair Admit One
2. Happy Birthday BookWatcher - The Nothingness of Ben
3. Geography - To Catch A Fox
4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! - One True Thing
5. National Stay Healthy Month - 911
6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday! - Life Lessons
7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day - The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January - Ethan, Who Loved Carter
9. Backwards Day is Jan 31 - Tigerland
10. Reader's Choice - Stolen Summer

Admit One by Jenna Hilary Sinclair The Nothingness of Ben by Brad Boney To Catch A Fox by Geoffrey Knight One True Thing (One Thing, #2) by Piper Vaughn 911 by Chris Owen Life Lessons (Life Lessons, #1) by Kaje Harper The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters (Knitting, # 1) by Amy Lane Ethan, Who Loved Carter by Ryan Loveless Tigerland  (Tigers and Devils, #2) by Sean Kennedy Stolen Summer by S.A. Meade


message 15: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (SFGirl) | 803 comments I'm in and will post my list later.


message 16: by Susan (new)

Susan (Scoutmomskf) | 788 comments I'm in and will post as I go :-)


message 17: by Alley (last edited Jan 31, 2013 05:03PM) (new)

Alley (Alleycatfish) FINISHED!
RRRC January Monthly Reading Challenge
Duration: Jan 1, 2013 - Jan 31, 2013
Completed: 10/10


1. 'J' is for January: Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'.
A Pirate's Love - Johanna Lindsay 01/01

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the January birthday list. Eg My name is Jane and my birthday is 13 August. I can either pick a January birthday celebrant whose name starts with 'J' or was born on 13 January.
The Black Lyon - Jude Deveraux 01/23 chosen from Angie's bookshelf

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA. Louisiana is well known for New Orlean's Mardi Gras, so for this category you can also read a book centered around a celebration or involving a parade.
Fantasy Lover - Sherrilyn Kenyon 01/05

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.
The Highlander's Touch - Karen Marie Moning 01/14

5. National Stay Healthy Month. Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration. For example, read a book where a main character is an athlete, doctor, nutritionist/dietician, physiotherapist, or where the character is recovering from ill health.
Ashes in the Wind - Kathleen E Woodiwiss 01/22

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]
Over Sea, Under Stone - Susan Cooper 01/31

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.
Peach Cobbler Murder - Joanne Fluke 01/16

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: This is an easy category for everyone - Read a romance book! And a 'High 5' if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging!
Night Pleasures - Sherrilyn Kenyon 01/16

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your 'normal' bookshelves).
OR
*Catering for those that don't have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something's back view or that 'takes you back' in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history).
3 Men And A Body - Stephanie Bond 01/15

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.
Doubleblind - Ann Aguirre 01/06

A Pirate's Love by Johanna Lindsey The Black Lyon (Montgomery #1) by Jude Deveraux Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3) by Karen Marie Moning Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising, #1) by Susan Cooper Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swensen, #7) by Joanne Fluke Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3 Men And A Body (Body Movers, #3) by Stephanie Bond Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax, #3) by Ann Aguirre


message 18: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 2421 comments I'm in! I'll post my list once the month gets started.


message 19: by Bookchaser (last edited Jan 03, 2013 12:57AM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1078 comments 2013 January Monthly Reading Challenge

0/10 Completed

01. 'J' is for January: Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'.
An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
02. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the January birthday list.
Happy Birthday! to BethMN(Jan 7) & Barbara(Jan 16):
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas
03. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA. Louisiana is well known for New Orlean's Mardi Gras, so for this category you can also read a book centered around a celebration or involving a parade.
When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas
OR
Dancing with Dalton by Laura Marie Altom
04. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions!: Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.
Simply The Best by Shirley Jump
05. National Stay Healthy Month: Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration. For example, read a book where a main character is an athlete, doctor, nutritionist/dietician, physiotherapist, or where the character is recovering from ill health.
Wedding the Highlander by Janet Chapman
06. Rubbie Duckie's Birthday! (Jan 13): Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]
Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr
OR
Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller
07. National Dress Up Your Pet Day (Jan 14): Read a book with a pet in the storyline.
Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle
08. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: This is an easy category for everyone - Read a romance book! And a 'High 5' if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging!
Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks
09. Backwards Day (Jan 31): Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your 'normal' bookshelves).
OR
*Catering for those that don't have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something's back view or that 'takes you back' in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history).

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.



XXX An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3) by Julia QuinnXXX Dream Lake (Friday Harbor, #3) by Lisa KleypasXXX When Strangers Marry (Vallerands, #1) by Lisa KleypasXXX Dancing with Dalton by Laura Marie AltomXXX Simply The Best by Shirley JumpXXX Wedding the Highlander (Highlander, #3) by Janet ChapmanXXX Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, #2) by Robyn CarrXXX Big Sky River (Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #3) by Linda Lael MillerXXX Canyons of Night (Looking Glass Trilogy,#3, The Arcane Society,#12) by Jayne CastleXXX Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy, #2) by Maya BanksXXX


message 20: by NayNay (last edited Jan 19, 2013 04:38PM) (new)

NayNay | 386 comments I'm in, I am going to try for all 10!

January Monthly Reading Challenge
Duration:
January 01/13 - January 31/13

10/10

1. 'J' is for January: Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'.
The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock 01/13/13 ***

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf match the date of your birthday. (Elke's shelf, birthday Jan, 10)
The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen 01/13/13 *****

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA.
French Quarter by Stella Cameron 01/19/13 ****

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.
To Have and To Hold (Bridal Veil Island Book #) by Tracie Peterson 01/01/13 ***

5. National Stay Healthy Month. Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration.
Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg 01/07/13 ****

6. 13 Jan - This is Rubbie Duckie's Birthday (Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]
Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott 01/06/13 **

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.
Godiva by Jenny Dare 01/03/13 ****

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: Read a romance book!
Quinn's Undying Rose by Tina Folsom 01/04/13 ****

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving.
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory 01/02/13 ***

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.
You Belong to Me by Karen Rose 01/03/13 *****

To Have and to Hold (Bridal Veil Island, # 1) by Tracie Peterson The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory You Belong to Me (Romantic Suspense, #12) by Karen Rose Godiva  Unbridled by Jenny Dare Quinn's Undying Rose (Scanguards Vampires #6) by Tina Folsom Some Assembly Required  A Journal of My Son's First Son by Anne Lamott Range Of Motion by Elizabeth Berg The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock French Quarter by Stella Cameron


message 21: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Dec 29, 2012 04:26PM) (new)

Fran | 6979 comments Jane, I love your categories!

I will start with these...

1 J- Just Ask
5. National Stay Healthy Month- Not His Kiss to Take (doctor)
4. New Year Means New Year Resolutions!- TheEdge Of Never
9. Backwards Day- Black Jack
10. Reader's Choice- Darkhouse


Not His Kiss to Take by Finn Marlowe Just Ask by Mia Downing The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle Black Jack by Mari Carr


message 22: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 8884 comments Fran wrote: "Jane, I love your categories!

I will start with these...

1 J- Just Ask
3. Geography- celebration- Miracle of the Bellskis
5. National Stay Healthy Month- Not His Kiss to Take (doctor)
7. Nationa..."



Thanks, Fran ;) ...I couldn't believe how many lists Listopia had on these topics when I went to put some in the Suggestions Thread!


message 23: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 8884 comments ♡~♥ MARIE ♥~♡ wrote: "I'm in, first ever monthly challenge :D I'll post my list when I decide what I'm reading."

Welcome Marie - hope you have fun!!


message 24: by Angie (new)

Angie | 514 comments I'm in for 8.

1. 'J' is for January: Drink of Me - Jacquelyn Frank
2. Happy Birthday Maria!: Her Wolf - Rebecca Royce
3. Geography: Possess Me - R.G. Alexander
4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Rogue Rider - Larissa Ione
5. National Stay Healthy Month. The Mane Squeeze – Shelley Laurenston
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: An Unwanted Hunger - Ciana Stone
9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Bridal Jitters - Jayne Castle
10. Reader's Choice: Rock Hard - Olivia Cunning
Drink of Me by Jacquelyn Frank Her Wolf (Westervelt Wolves, #1) by Rebecca Royce Possess Me (Bone Daddy, #1) by R.G. Alexander Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #4) by Larissa Ione The Mane Squeeze (Pride, #4) by Shelly Laurenston An Unwanted Hunger by Ciana Stone Bridal Jitters (Harmony, #0) by Jayne Castle Rock Hard (Sinners on Tour, #2) by Olivia Cunning


message 25: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (Wckdktty) | 287 comments I am in for 3.

1. 'J' is for January: This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
2. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.: The Girlfriend Curse by Valerie Frankel
3. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline. The Cats Fancy by Julie Kenner
The Cat's Fancy by Julie Kenner The Girlfriend Curse by Valerie Frankel This Man (This Man, #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas


message 26: by Makenzie (last edited Dec 31, 2012 06:55PM) (new)

Makenzie (MakenzieFay) | 496 comments I'm in! I'll start with 5....we'll see how the month goes and if I can fit in the rest.

2013 January Monthly Reading Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2013 - January 31, 2013
Completed: 0/5


1. 'J' is for January: Just Ask - Mia Downing
2. Happy Birthday Melinda!: Lover Eternal - JR Ward
4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions!: Trailing - Kristin Louise Duncombe
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: Holding the Dream - Nora Roberts
10. Reader's Choice: Finding the Dream - Nora Roberts


message 27: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1449 comments 0/10 read


1. J is for January - Jill Myles - Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
2. Happy Birthday, Katherine! - Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
3. Geography - Bayou Dreams
4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! - Mourning Heaven
5. National Stay Healthy Month - Slow-Play
6. Rubber Duckie's Birthday - Acrobat
7. National Dress Up Your Pet Day - Sidecar
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day - Fantasies: New Year's Eve
9. Backwards Day - Turkey in the Snow
10. Reader's Choice - Gasp!

Gentlemen Prefer Succubi (Succubus Diaries, #1) by Jill Myles Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Bayou Dreams (Rougaroux Social Club, #1) by Lynn Lorenz Mourning Heaven by Amy Lane Slow-Play (Poker Night, #2) by Carol Lynne Acrobat by Mary Calmes Sidecar by Amy Lane Fantasies  New Year's Eve by Cassandra Gold Turkey in the Snow by Amy Lane Gasp! by Z.A. Maxfield


message 28: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 4553 comments I'm in, probably for 10. I will post as I go!


message 29: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (fleursdu-mal) I'm in. (: Will post as I go.


message 30: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 3927 comments I'm in. Not sure how many or which books yet.


message 31: by Judy (new)

Judy | 141 comments I'm in for 10. Will post as I go.


message 32: by Katie (last edited Jan 15, 2013 05:28PM) (new)

Katie Gianelli (katie094) | 46 comments 1. 'J' is for January:

2. Happy Birthday!:
Laurentiu
City of Bones

3. Geography Louisiana:

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions!

5. National Stay Healthy Month.

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: This is an easy category for everyone - Read a romance book! And a 'High 5' if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging!

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your 'normal' bookshelves).
OR
*Catering for those that don't have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something's back view or that 'takes you back' in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history).

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.


message 33: by *Rachael* (last edited Jan 26, 2013 10:23AM) (new)

*Rachael* (jimbunni) | 56 comments January Monthly Reading Challenge

1. 'J' is for January ---- James, Allyson ---- Stormwalker
2. 'New Year' ---- Raised by Wolves ---- Jennifer Lynn Barnes
3. Stay Healthy Month ---- Kindling the Moon ---- Jenn Bennett
4. Rubbie Duckie's Birthday! ---- Anna Dressed in Blood ---- Kendare Blake
5. Dress Up Your Pet day ---- Unearthly ---- Cynthia Hand
6. National Hugging Day ---- Angels' Blood ---- Nalini Singh
7. Backwards Day ---- How beauty saved the beast --- Jax Garren
8. Reader's Choice ---- Already Dead ---- Charlie Huston

8/8
Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake Already Dead (Joe Pitt, #1) by Charlie Huston Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1) by Jenn Bennett Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand How Beauty Saved the Beast by Jax Garren


message 34: by ~Ana~Belle~ (last edited Dec 22, 2012 08:54AM) (new)

~Ana~Belle~ | 7 comments I'm in for 5 please.

Ps: how do I add the book covers???


message 35: by Katie (new)

Katie Gianelli (katie094) | 46 comments ~Ana~Belle~ wrote: "I'm in for 5 please.

Ps: how do I add the book covers???"


when you're typing a post, look up a little bit above the comment box and click the "add book/author" button. There you can type in the book you want and the cover will show up on your post =)


message 36: by Mistral (last edited Feb 02, 2013 02:03AM) (new)

Mistral | 45 comments January Monthly Reading Challenge

Read 9/10

1. 'J' is for January - Jacob21/012013 4 stars
2. Happy Birthday, A_Vishous_Fan! - Lover Avenged
3. Geography - Behind Iron Lace 25/01/2013 4 stars
4.'New Year'- Bartender, PI03/01/2013 4 stars
5.Stay Healthy Month - Quinn's Hart 02/01/2013 4 stars
6.Rubbie Duckie's Birthday! - Who We Are 17/01/2013 5 stars
7.Dress Up Your Pet day - Into the Light 19/01/2013 4 stars
8. National Hugging Day - Like Coffee and Doughnuts 01/01/2013 4.5 stars
9. Backwards Day - Memoirs of a Geisha 18/01/2013 4 stars
10. Reader's Choice - If the Stars Fall 30/01/2013 5 stars


Jacob (Nightwalkers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Behind Iron Lace by Mercy Celeste Bartender, PI by Ethan Stone Quinn's Hart by Cassandra Gold Who We Are (Bear, Otter, and the Kid #2) by T.J. Klune Into the Light (Dark Horse, #2.3) by Kate Sherwood Like Coffee and Doughnuts (Dino Martini Mysteries, #1) by Elle Parker Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden If the Stars Fall (The Making of a Man, #5) by Diane  Adams


message 37: by ~Ana~Belle~ (new)

~Ana~Belle~ | 7 comments Thank you Katie x


message 38: by Pam (last edited Jan 31, 2013 08:04PM) (new)

Pam (TXPam) | 133 comments ...........I'm in......for 5...........................5/5 completed

****************I FINISHED!!!!!**********************

1. 'J' is for January: Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'...BEWARE A SCOT'S REVENGE by Sabrina Jeffries...1-30-2-13

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the January birthday list. Eg My name is Jane and my birthday is 13 August. I can either pick a January birthday celebrant whose name starts with 'J' or was born on 13 January.

If neither of these options work, select a match as close as possible (either side of the initial or date).
January Birthday List

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA. Louisiana is well known for New Orlean's Mardi Gras, so for this category you can also read a book centered around a celebration or involving a parade...TROUBLE IN MUDBUG by Jana Deleon....1-19-2013

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.

5. National Stay Healthy Month. Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration. For example, read a book where a main character is an athlete, doctor, nutritionist/dietician, physiotherapist, or where the character is recovering from ill health.

6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: This is an easy category for everyone - Read a romance book! And a 'High 5' if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging! ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE by Kerrelyn Sparks...1-10-2013

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your 'normal' bookshelves).
OR
*Catering for those that don't have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something's back view or that 'takes you back' in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history)...THE PRIZE by Julie Garwood....1-29-2013

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice. EARTH SONG by Catherine Coulter...1-16-13


message 39: by ~Angi~ (new)

~Angi~  (AngiR) | 166 comments I'm in...how to you change the font color in your post?


message 40: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 3927 comments Angela, do you mean bold as opposed to ordinary?

If so, all you need to do is

< b> word < /b>

without the extra spaces within the parentheses

You don't need to remember how to do this, at the top of the comment box is a link (some html is ok) and it will show you how to do lots of stuff including bolding. You can even copy and paste it.


message 41: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 8884 comments Thanks Sandra and Katie for answering the queries whilst I Christmas shop ;)


message 42: by ~Ana~Belle~ (last edited Dec 23, 2012 03:38AM) (new)

~Ana~Belle~ | 7 comments I'll start off with 3. May upgrade to 5. See how I go.

1) 'J' is for January:
8) National Huggind Day:
10) Reader's Choice:


message 43: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 3927 comments No worries Jane. You poor thing, the crowds were bad. I only had to go and get the fresh food and got out as soon as I could :D Didn't help that it was 37C and just too darn hot!


message 44: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Martin | 304 comments I'm in and will post as I go.


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 617 comments 1~"J" is for January~ Notorious Nineteen, janet evanovich
2~Jan Birthday~Macwolf01 (Elise, 01.19 Happy Birthday!!!~ A Game of Thrones, goerge r.r. martin
3~Geography, Louisisan"J" is for January~ Caught Forever Between, adrian phoenix
4~'New Year' means New Year Resolutions~ How to Host a Killer Party, penny warner
5~National Stay Healthy Month~ Midnight Promises, sherryl woods
6~13 Jan-Rubber Duckie's Birthday~ Second Chance Pass
7~14 Jan-National Dress Up Your Pet Day~ Cat of the Century, rita mae brown
8~National Hugging Day & Make Your Dreams Come True Day Are Both in January~ Tempt Me at Twilight, lisa kleypas
9~Backwards Day is Jan 31~ The Night Circus, erin morgenstern
10~Reader's Choice~ Changes, jim butcher






message 46: by Renee (last edited Jan 28, 2013 06:21PM) (new)

Renee Nicole | 165 comments I'm in for five books!

5/5

'J' is for January: Operation: Spank Me by Christina James Finished 1/17; ★★★
Happy Birthday ROXY!: Pleasure Unbound Finished 1/28; ★★★★
National Hugging Day: Leave Me Breathless Finished 1/22; ★★★★★
Backwards Day: In Flight Finished 1/7; ★★★★
Reader's Choice: The Darkest Kiss Finished 1/11; ★★★★

Operation  Spank Me by Christina James Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Leave Me Breathless (Ross Siblings, #3) by Cherrie Lynn In Flight (Up In The Air, #1) by R.K. Lilley The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter


message 47: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 03, 2013 04:14AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2396 comments I'm in for eight books! I may get lucky and find the other two while reading.

READ: 0/8

1. 'J' is for January: The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde
2. Happy Birthday Angie(16)!: Hot Ice - Nora Roberts
3. Geography: Lucky's Lady - Tami Hoag (Louisiana)
4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Love in a Nutshell - Janet Evanovich (heroine is trying to improve her situation)
5. National Stay Healthy Month. Taking a Shot - Jaci Burton (hockey player)
6. 13 Jan - SKIP!
7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline. TBD
8. National Hugging Day: In Bed With A Stranger - Mary Wine
9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Zugzwang - Ronan Bennett (last book on my TBR in 2013 shelf)
10. Reader's Choice: Blood Challenge - Eileen Wilks

The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1) by Jasper Fforde Hot Ice by Nora Roberts Lucky's Lady (Doucet #2) by Tami Hoag Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton[TBD] In Bed With A Stranger (McJames, #1) by Mary Wine Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks


message 48: by ~Angi~ (last edited Feb 04, 2013 03:12PM) (new)

~Angi~  (AngiR) | 166 comments January Monthly Reading Challenge

READ 3/10

1. 'J' is for January: Just Ask - Mia Downing...1/12
2. Happy Birthday Katherine!(Jan 4): It Had to Be You - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
3. Geography: Zola's Pride - Moira Rogers
4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions!: Loved - Morgan Rice..1/1
5. National Stay Healthy Month.: Her Mad Hatter - Marie Hall
6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: The Librarian - Eric Hobbs
7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: It's a Dog's Life - Dale Mayer
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: More Than Memories - Kristen James
9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Mai Tai Butterfly - JoAnn Bassett
10. Reader's Choice: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson...1/1


message 49: by Raine (new)

Raine | 175 comments January Monthly Reading Challenge
Duration: January 01/13 - January 31/13

0/10


1. 'J' is for January: Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'.

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf match the date of your birthday. (Elke's shelf, birthday Jan, 10)
The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA.

4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.

5. National Stay Healthy Month. Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration.

6. 13 Jan - This is Rubbie Duckie's Birthday (Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]

7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: Read a romance book!

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.


message 50: by Amy (new)

Amy (Amy7897) | 6 comments I'm in but will post as I read. I haven't participated since I became a working mom. I am not sure how this will work.


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