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2009 Challenge Archive > Read the Month Challenge: May

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message 1: by Kasia (last edited Apr 23, 2009 03:46PM) (new)

Kasia Tricia originally suggested this challenge and since everybody likes it, on we go with May (in a new thread).

Read Your Name Challenge: you take the letters of the month, and for each letter you find a book which either has an author whose last name starts with this letter or a book which title starts with the given letter. Remember to disregard all the articles: a, an, the...

The duration of challenge is from the beginning of the month to last day.


M:
A:
Y:

May is a short one, yay! But Y can get tricky...



message 2: by Shazzy (last edited May 15, 2009 06:50AM) (new)

Shazzy  | 1381 comments I need to pick up All-American girl from the library, then i'm set for the month.

M-Match me if you can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A-All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
Y-Yasmine Galenorn - Ghost of a chance


Kasia That was fast Shazzy!


Shazzy  | 1381 comments It's the OCD! I'd already planned it in my reading list. I've finished all my challenges for this month and I needed something to do! LOL


message 5: by Kasia (last edited Apr 23, 2009 11:32AM) (new)

Kasia You're done with all the challenges!!! Don't even mention that in front of me... I still have 2 challenges to complete from April, and I'm already singing up for the new ones. Now, who has the OCD?


message 6: by Kasia (last edited May 11, 2009 01:04PM) (new)


Shazzy  | 1381 comments I did the same thing last month, I got so excited planning my books for April and I hadn't even finished my March challenges.


Kasia So bad! HHEHEAHAHAHAHAH!



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message 11: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (last edited Apr 23, 2009 12:42PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) M - Macomber, Debbie - Summer On Blossom Street ( April 28th release date, second on reserve list at the library)
A - Assault and Pepper by Tamar Myers (Pennyslvania Dutch mysteries)
Y - You're Cookin' It Country My Favorite Recipes and Memories by Loretta Lynn


message 12: by Kristen (last edited May 21, 2009 05:06PM) (new)


message 13: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 09, 2009 04:02PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2199 comments


M - Max - James Patterson 5/7
A - Alanna The First Adventure 5/9
Y - You're the One that I Haunt by Terri Garey 5/4

COMPLETE 5/9


message 14: by Michelle (last edited May 04, 2009 06:21AM) (new)

Michelle (Michelle_Mc) | 670 comments M Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews(Read 4th May)
A Angel’s Blood - Nalini Singh(1st May)
Y You don't know Jack - Erin McCarthy(1st May)

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, Book 1) Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, Book 1) You Don't Know Jack

*Completed - 4/5/09*
Yeah! 1 Challenge down... now to finish the rest!


message 15: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (last edited May 21, 2009 10:08AM) (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) M- Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
A-Adarian, Lara Kiss Of Midnight
Y- You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister


MK (Consultant, Corporal Therapist) (Daalmonette)

Read the Month
M-oonfever antho.
A-llergies by T A Chase
Y-ou Shizaki (Gentle Cage, a yaoi novel)


message 17: by Brenda (b) (last edited May 14, 2009 12:50PM) (new)


message 18: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited May 09, 2009 09:03AM) (new)


message 19: by Jessi (last edited May 02, 2009 05:05PM) (new)

Jessi (JessiM) | 131 comments M – Marr, Melissa - Wicked Lovely (done)
A – Arthur, Kerri – Deadly Desire
Y - You're so Vein - Christine Warren



message 20: by Melody (last edited May 12, 2009 05:59PM) (new)

Melody (Melos) | 692 comments Finally updating! :O)

(Updated 5/12)

M - Erin McCarthy, You Don't Know Jack
A - Evangeline Anderson, Dangerous Cravings
Y - Jane Yolen, Sister Emily's Lightship and Other Stories



Shanon (Boban)

M M is for Magic
A A Rush of Wings
Y You Slay Me



message 22: by tosca (last edited May 31, 2009 04:58PM) (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 742 comments
UPDATE:

M - Merge by Chris Owen
A - After Anna by Theda Black
Y - Your Wicked Ways by Eloisa James


Read 'em but can't say I enjoyed 'em all. Gotta learn to choose better.


message 24: by Danielle (last edited May 22, 2009 04:27PM) (new)

Danielle (ielfling) M-Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
A-The Asking Price by Caroline Upcher
Y-The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
I've given up on The Asking Price, so will substitute Andrews, Ilona - Magic Burns


Ruth | 35 comments M-agic Bites by Ilona Andrews
A-t Risk by Stella Remmington
Y-ou've Got Murder by Donna Andrews


Kasia Ruth, glad to have you on board with the challenges ;)


Ruth | 35 comments Kasia wrote: "Ruth, glad to have you on board with the challenges ;)" thanks "I am a gonna try"




message 29: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited May 09, 2009 09:03AM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) | 769 comments Update 6th May


M - Mommy In Training - Shelley Galloway - 01 May 2009
A - A Baby for the Village Doctor - Abigail Gordon 03 May 2009
Y - You Slay Me - Katie MacAlister - Currently Reading

Mommy In Training (Harlequin American Romance Series) A Baby for the Village Doctor (Mills & Boon Medical) (Medical Romance) You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1)


message 30: by colleen (last edited May 17, 2009 06:12AM) (new)

colleen (colleenFL) | 458 comments AUTHOR
M: Mann, Catherine - Blaze of Glory 5/2/09
A: Arthur, Keri - Deadly Desire 5/9/09
Y: York, Rebecca - Beyond Control 5/13/09

TITLE & AUTHOR BOTH
M: Mr. and Miss Anonymous - Fern Michaels 5/8/09
A: Awakening, The - Kelley Armstrong 5/4/09
Y: The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens - Jane Yolen 5/17/09





message 31: by MK (Consultant, Corporal Therapist) (last edited May 09, 2009 06:57PM) (new)

MK (Consultant, Corporal Therapist) (Daalmonette)


Read the Month
M-oonfever antho.
A-llergies by T A Chase
Y-ou Shizaki (Gentle Cage, a yaoi novel) finished 5-09



Kasia M - The Martian Chronicles
A - The Anubis Gates
Y - You Shall Know Our Velocity
I'm done, but I did not enjoy any of those books :( Why oh why did I pick stuff? I'm flabbergasted.


Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) | 769 comments Kasia wrote: "M - The Martian Chronicles
A - The Anubis Gates
Y - You Shall Know Our Velocity
I'm done, but I did not enjoy any of those books :( Why oh why did I pick stuf..."


Oh that is so sad that you didn't enjoy any of the books, but congratulations on completing the challenge


Kasia Thanks!
I'm not too bummed about it all. To be totally honest Martian Chronicles were quite good, but it's a collection of short stories... so... I prefer a solid, developed novel! Oh, well.


Melody (Melos) | 692 comments Kasia wrote: "I'm done, but I did not enjoy any of those books"

Ick. Similar story here. The two I've finished were disappointing and the one left is short stories...but they're Jane Yolen, so how bad can they be? :O)



Danielle (ielfling) Sorry to hear it Melody, I liked the look of your May reads and have borrowed a copy of 'You Don't Know Jack' from our library... didn't like it? We didn't have the Jane Yolen, meh, so instead I borrowed a book where she's retold fairy tales interspersed with recipes of fairy tale food! Looks cool, would probably suit young kids who like helping with cooking.


Melody (Melos) | 692 comments Danielle, I wouldn't say Jack was bad, just not wonderful. I typically feel that way about McCarthy's work, so if you like her you'll probably enjoy this title as well.

And I love Yolen (I'm just not a fan of short stories)...I don't know the one with fairy food...tell me more! :O)


Danielle (ielfling) I've never read any Erin McCarthy, so I'll give it a go. Not like there's not 1000 other things on my TBR pile if it doesn't work out :)
I've recently joined the Folklore & Fairy Tales group here, so the Yolen fits nicely - it's Fairy Tale Feasts A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers And Eaters. I remember really enjoying some of her dragon books as a kid.


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) drat and double drat. lol My library doesn't have the Fairy Tale Feasts book. It looks cool. lol I love having my local library's card catalog online so I can instantly see not only if they have the book or not, but I can even tell if it's checked out or not.


Danielle (ielfling) Libraries rock!! And I'm not just saying that cuz I work in one and can get library books delivered practically to my DESK ;) but it really can be hit and miss when you see something calling you from someone else's TBR...


Melody (Melos) | 692 comments Ooo, it does look good...and it looks like my library can get it! :O) Toss it on the pile...


Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) | 769 comments Challenge completed 13/05/09

M - Mommy In Training - Shelley Galloway - 01 May 2009
A - A Baby for the Village Doctor - Abigail Gordon 03 May 2009
Y - You Slay Me - Katie MacAlister - 13 May 2009

Mommy In Training (Harlequin American Romance Series) A Baby for the Village Doctor (Mills & Boon Medical) (Medical Romance) You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1)


Kasia Jane, ;)


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) well done Jane. I don't have a single book read for this one yet. lol


Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) | 769 comments Thanks Kasia


Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) | 769 comments Briansgirl wrote: "well done Jane. I don't have a single book read for this one yet. lol"

Well you seem to be doing ok with the other challenges though lol I'm sure you'll get there and this was a good month with only 3 books to read !


message 47: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (last edited May 14, 2009 07:53AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) Yes, I'm 6/10 for the monthly challenge and working on the 7th. I just wasn't able to crosslist between the two this month (other than one book I havn't read yet, lol).


Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) | 769 comments lol. I am halfway through Ella Enchanted and it's a good, cute and quick read so far.


Danielle (ielfling) I just read this as part of our Folklore & Fairytales group, it was fun (May's theme is fairytale stepmothers). I thought her dad was an interesting character, and those 'blessing' smack-downs the fairy gives are priceless. For a completely different take on Cinderella, I also read another YA version, Bound, based on the Chinese version of Cinderella, one of the earliest.


message 50: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (last edited May 14, 2009 04:52PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) I havn't started Ella Enchanted yet. I found the movie on my shelf but don't remember much about it so will wait and watch it again after I've finished the book.

Since my son finished the Children's Illustrated Classic version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, we watched the movie the other day as his reward. He said things were different from the book. I havn't read it and I do have the regular version on my shelves so I'm reading it now for my Illinois author book for the monthly challenge. (I've already put a review up on the book if you're interested. In the back of my old used copy was a newspaper clipping that I transcribed into my review explaining how the book is a populist (political) parable. I found it very interested and wanted to share it.)


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