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Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Shannon, I've worked out the time zone differences now :)

And, Lady Ozma, August was kind of insane so I gotta agree we all did great!


Lady Ozma | 454 comments All in all I'd say we did well. With back to school, babies being born, end of summer vacations, and just the insanity that is August? Way to go everyone!! :)


The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 313 comments Mel wrote: "Shannon, I'm in a different time zone so may have posted the final update too early. Anyway, I've edited it to include your final total now :)"

Oh no, it wasn't your fault. You posted the update when it was already 9/1. I just forgot to update my list in time! Thanks though.


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Shannon, I'm in a different time zone so may have posted the final update too early. Anyway, I've edited it to include your final total now :)


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Amanda wrote: "Mel wrote: "at midnight last night I was halfway done with Bloodlust"

How is that book? My sister (she's 17) and I have been eyeing it for a while, but we always seem to find something else to r..."


It's okay, Amanda, engaging enough for me to keep reading and find out what happens. I haven't skimmed ahead so that's a good sign :) Not a lot of action so far but I'm coming up to the last few chapters and I suspect that's where all the action will be.


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The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 313 comments Dang it, I was watching True Blood and forgot to update after I finished my last book. Anyway, here's my final list:

FINAL TOTAL: 7 Of 9 READ

1. Romance: Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead - 8/3 ★ ★ ★ ★
2. Urban Fantasy: Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill - 8/11 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
3. Fantasy: Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin - 8/31 ★ ★ ★
4. Historical: Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
6. Young Adult: Ash by Malinda Lo - 8/23 ★ ★ ★
7. Chick-Lit: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper - 8/23 ★ ★ ★ ★
8. Erotica: Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, #7) by Laurell K. Hamilton - 8/5 ★ ★ ★
9. Suspense/Thriller/Horror: Poison Sleep by T.A. Pratt - 8/6 ★ ★ ★ ★

READ
[image error] Swallowing Darkness (Meredith Gentry, #7)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, #2) by T.A. Pratt Some Girls Bite  A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill [image error] [image error] Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares, #1) by Lisa Shearin

UNREAD
[image error] Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre

ALSO READ
[image error] One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost [image error] No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3) by Kresley Cole The Sheriff of Yrnameer  A Novel by Michael Rubens

12 books read in one month is a new record for me I think. Pretty cool.


The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 313 comments Melissa wrote: "I had a good run though - I read a total of 23 books this month."

That's definitely impressive!




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Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments August Challenge is officially closed!

Final Update:

All up, we had 51 participants.

Arcadia - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Ann in VA - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Yz - 3 books read
Melissa - 8 books read
Mel - 8 books read
Shannon - 7 books read
Angie - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Nita - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Vicki
Diana - 7 books read
Charlotte - 7 books read
Barbara
Sandy - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Michelle(shelli_m) - 1 book read
Kyle - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Michelle in TN - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Annvelwis - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
K - 8 books read
Kelly - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Lenore - 1 book read
Brandyw - 2 books read
Jael - 7 books read
Michelle(karenshell) - 4 books read
Ann
Lady Ozma - 5 books read
Jessica
Melinda - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Kathy - 2 books read
Lori - 7 books read
Shazzy - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Clerah - 4 books read
Vicci - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Token Female Gamer - 8 books read
Uniquely Moi - 4 books read
BJ Rose - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Lu - 1 book read
Cherra - 6 books read
Jan - 7 books read
Valerie - 7 books read
Trish - 2 books read
Delitealex - 5 books read
Martina - 4 books read
Lily - 4 books read
Laura - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
FlibBityFLooB - 8 books read
colleen - 2 books read
Stav - 2 books read
Mrs.soule - 2 books read
Jeannine - 4 books read
Lyssa - 3 books read


We had one sign-up after the last update:

Amanda - 7 books read

Group's final total: 282

14 participants completed the challenge.

Well done, everyone!


Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 41 comments Mel wrote: "at midnight last night I was halfway done with Bloodlust"

How is that book? My sister (she's 17) and I have been eyeing it for a while, but we always seem to find something else to read.


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Update 1/9 - 8 out of 9 done. I'm done - at midnight last night I was halfway done with Bloodlust. Would have stayed up to finish it but the kids started back at school today and I had to be up early so had to call it a night.

1. Romance: Truth Or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz 9/8
2. Urban Fantasy: Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur 13/8
3. Fantasy: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder 17/8
4. Historical: Affair by Amanda Quick 6/8
5. Futuristic/sci-fi: Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb 26/8
6. Young Adult: Bloodlust by Alex Duval
7. Chick-lit: Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson 26/8
8. Erotica: Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank 22/8
9. Suspense/thriller/horror: Smoke in Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz 20/8

Truth or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz Dancing with the Devil (Nikki & Michael, #1) by Keri Arthur Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Affair by Amanda Quick Eternity in Death (In Death #24.5) by J.D. Robb [image error] Undead and Unemployed (Undead, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank Smoke in Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz


Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) | 2384 comments Mod
hey--that was 5 years in the past--nothing said it had to be WAY in the past. :oP




Lady Ozma | 454 comments Well, with less than an hour and 15 minutes to go I guess I'm fail for this month as well. But I'm proud of myself for as far as I got. I did read almost 9 books this month. I'm partway through an audiobook and another book. So yay. Especially with as much as I was on the road this month. It just made it very hard.

1. Romance:
2. Urban Fantasy: The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
3. Fantasy: Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
4. Historical:
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey
6. Young Adult: Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane
7. Chick Lit:
8. Erotic:
9. Horror: Discovered Country by Nora Fleischer - This was on podiobooks: http://www.podiobooks.com/title/discover... and about a library who's flung into the future. She falls in love with a ghoul. Definitely interesting.

I don't know where to fit this one in... the last book I read was the new Mercy graphic novel: Homecoming. Anyone know where it fits? Maybe it just doesn't. But it was great!

Also Read:
The Camel Club by David Baldacci
Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison There was no paranormal in it, but it's chick lit!



Valerie | 57 comments Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts Faefever (Fever, #3) by Karen Marie Moning Storm Glass (Glass, #1) by Maria V. Snyder A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray Bump in the Night (includes In Death #22.5) by J.D. Robb Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) by Melissa Marr Undead and Unpopular (Undead, #5) by MaryJanice Davidson Bloodfever (Fever, #2) by Karen Marie Moning

1. Romance: Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts 8/9/09
2. Urban Fantasy: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning 8/23/09
3. Fantasy: Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder 8/27/09
4. Historical: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray 8/17/09
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Bump in the Night by J.D. Robb
6. Young Adult: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr 8/30/09
7. Chick-Lit: Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson 8/15/09
8. Erotica: TBD
9. Suspense/Thriller/Horror: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning 8/21/09


Diana (MissDi) | 64 comments Okay, since today is the last day I know I won't make it to the last two....I feel like such a failure (sob!)

Okay, so I read a couple not on my challenge list...so sue me. ;D

Romance - Dark Needs at Night's Edge - Kresley cole 8/7/09****
Urban Fantasy - Magic to the Bone - Devon Monk 8/17/09***
Fantasy - Something from the Nightside - Simon R. Green 8/22/09***
Historical - Beyond the Highland Mist - Karen Marie Moning
Futuristic/Sci-Fi - Gabriel's Ghost - Linnea Sinclair
Young Adult - The Awakening - Kelley Armstrong 8/18/09****
Chick-Lit - Undead and Unwelcome - MaryJanice Davidson 8/7/09**1/2
Erotica - Wicked Nights - Nina Bangs 8/2/09**
Suspense/Thriller/Horror - Storm Front - Jim Butcher 8/23/09****

Also read this month:

Dark Desires After Dusk - Kresley Cole
Kiss of a Demon King - Kresley Cole
Lover Avenged - J.R. Ward
Black Hills - Nora Roberts
Burn - Linda Howard


Melissa | 438 comments I'm throwing in the towel, too. I'm in the middle of a book now and there's no way I'll finish it and the one left here on this list. I had a good run though - I read a total of 23 books this month.

8/9 completed


Romance - Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister* * *
Urban Fantasy - Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy* * * *
Fantasy - Dagger-Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
Historical - As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason* * * * *
Sci-Fi - Grimspace by Ann Aguirre* * * * *
Young Adult - Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith* * *
Chick-Lit - Bled Dry by Erin McCarthy* * * *
Erotica - My Immortal by Erin McCarthy* * * *
Suspense - Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu* * * * *



Laura | 16 comments DONE!

1. Romance - Bad Moon Rising - Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/30
2. Urban Fantasy - Second Skin - Caitlin Kittredge 8/13
3 Fantasy - Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce(audio) 8/15
4. Historical - Dark Seduction - Brenda Joyce 8/27
5. Futuristic/Sci Fi - Enslave Me Sweetly - Gena Showalter 8/15
6. YA - Lioness Rampant - Tamora Pierce 8/8
7. Chick Lit - Fire Me Up - Katie MacAlister 8/3
8. Erotica - The Nymph King - Gena Showalter 8/16
9. Suspense - Dreamfever - Karen Moning 8/28


Lady Ozma | 454 comments 1. Romance:
2. Urban Fantasy: The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
3. Fantasy: Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
4. Historical:
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey
6. Young Adult: Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane
7. Chick Lit:
8. Erotic:
9. Horror: Discovered Country by Nora Fleischer - This was on podiobooks: http://www.podiobooks.com/title/disco... and about a library who's flung into the future. She falls in love with a ghoul. Definitely interesting.

Also Read:
The Camel Club by David Baldacci
Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison There was no paranormal in it, but it's chick lit!

So that's five for the challenge (unless you'll count the shoe book haha) and seven for the month. I spent a LOT of time in my car this month so it just made it hard to read.


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) Update 8/30/09 Throwing in the towel for this one

Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed, #4) by Lara Adrian Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian Series, # 2) by Keri Arthur Night Falls Darkly (Shadow Guard, #1) by Kim Lenox The Devil's Right Hand (Dante Valentine, #3) by Lilith Saintcrow Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, Book 3) by Ellen Schreiber Bit the Jackpot (Vegas Vampires, #2) by Erin McCarthy Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors, Book 1) by Pamela Palmer The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, Book 1) by Guillermo Del Toro [image error]



Romance-----Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian****

Urban Fantasy-----Kissing SinbyKeri Arthur****

Historical -----Night Falls Darkly by Kim Lenox

Futuristic----- The Devil's Right Hand byLilith Saintcrow***

Young Adult-----Vampireville byEllen Schreiber**

Chicklit-----Bit the Jackpot by Erin McCarthy***

Erotica----- Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer***

Suspense/Thriller----- The Strain byGuillermo Del Toro

Fantasy -----Up In Smoke byKatie MacAlister


Ahrcadia the Duck Tamer (BraintasiaBooks) | 295 comments 1. Romance: How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
2. Urban Fantasy: Valiant A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black
3. Fantasy: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
4. Historical: Shadow's Kiss by Joan Hohl
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Gate of Ivrel by C.J. Cherryh
6. Young Adult: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
7. Chick-Lit: Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter
8. Erotica: Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead
9. Suspense/Thriller/Horror: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

Oh. My. God.
I don't know how anyone has the willpower to get through Touch the Dark. Seriously. Freaking. Slow. I thought that my brain was going to explode, but time was going to slowly for any kind of an explosion. Probably one of the worst books I've ever read, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who values their sanity. Bleh. Waste of trees. Take my advice and pretend that it doesn't exist.

How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Valiant  A Modern Tale of Faerie (Book 2) by Holly Black [image error] Shadow's Kiss by Joan Hohl Gate of Ivrel (Morgaine Saga, Book 1) by C.J. Cherryh Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1) by Gena Showalter Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2) by Richelle Mead Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) by Karen Chance


Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 41 comments Shannon wrote: "Aww, that's kind of sad. : ("

Actually, right now it's kind of a good thing! Between just getting back from visiting family for a month (I love them, but it was far too long) and classes starting on Friday, I need some self-imposed down time!


The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 313 comments Amanda wrote: "I know I'm getting into this a little late, but I think I can finish in time! Only 3 books to go. Good thing I have no social life to speak of :)"

Aww, that's kind of sad. : (


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Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 41 comments I know I'm getting into this a little late, but I think I can finish in time! Only 3 books to go. Good thing I have no social life to speak of :)

1. Witch Fury by Anya Bast
2. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
3. Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon
4. Chasing Midnight by Susan Krinard
5. Amaryllis by Jayne Castle
6. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

7. Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson
8. A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix
9. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Witch Fury (Elemental Witches, Book 4) [image error] Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter, #19) Chasing Midnight Amaryllis (St. Helen's, Book 1) My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, #1) [image error] The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1)


**EDIT 8/31**
Turns out Alias is not one of those shows you can watch one episode at a time... :) I'll be finishing Chasing Midnight, then starting on a reading assignment for school. Oh well, there's always the September challenge!


Sandy | 449 comments Done!

Romance: Over My Dead Body by Michele Bardsley 8/18
Urban Fantasy: Skinwalker: A Jane Yellowrock Novel by Faith Hunter 8/6
Fantasy: The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff 8/9
Historical: Topper by Thorne Smith 8/16
Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre 8/29
Young Adult: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow 8/14
Chick-Lit: Sucker For Love by Kimberly Raye 8/1
Erotica: Fangs for the Memories by Kathy Love 8/15
Horror: Bad to the Bone by Jeri smith-Ready 8/12



Melissa | 438 comments 8/9 completed


Romance - Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister* * *
Urban Fantasy - Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy* * * *
Fantasy - Dagger-Star by Elizabeth Vaughan
Historical - As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason* * * * *
Sci-Fi - Grimspace by Ann Aguirre* * * * *
Young Adult - Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith* * *
Chick-Lit - Bled Dry by Erin McCarthy* * * *
Erotica - My Immortal by Erin McCarthy* * * *
Suspense - Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu* * * * *



Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 332 comments Stick a fork in me, I'm done. I'm not interested enough in the books I have left!!


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments Shannon wrote: "BJ Rose wrote: "I made it!"

You made it and then some!"


Yeah - I'm in too many challenges, but don't want to give up any of them!! AND when I read off-challenge, well...



FlibBityFLooB I would have finished the challenge, but I just couldn't make myself finish my 9th book (PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES). I gave up :) Oh well! I tried!!!


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Update!

We have 50 participants - no new sign-ups since the last update.

Arcadia - 6 books read
Ann in VA - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Yz - 3 books read
Melissa - 7 books read
Mel - 8 books read
Shannon - 6 books read
Angie - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Nita - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Vicki
Diana - 7 books read
Charlotte - 7 books read
Barbara
Sandy - 8 books read
Michelle(shelli_m) - 1 book read
Kyle - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Michelle in TN - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Annvelwis - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
K - 8 books read
Kelly - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Lenore - 1 book read
Brandyw - 2 books read
Jael - 6 books read
Michelle(karenshell) - 4 books read
Ann
Lady Ozma - 4 books read
Jessica
Melinda - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Kathy - 2 books read
Lori - 7 books read
Shazzy - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Clerah - 4 books read
Vicci - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Token Female Gamer - 8 books read
Uniquely Moi - 4 books read
BJ Rose - 9 books read - Complete! - Congratulations!
Lu - 1 book read
Cherra - 6 books read
Jan - 7 books read
Valerie - 5 books read
Trish - 2 books read
Delitealex - 5 books read
Martina - 4 books read
Lily - 4 books read
Laura - 8 books read
FlibBityFLooB - 8 books read
colleen - 2 books read
Stav - 2 books read
Mrs.soule - 2 books read


Group's running total of books read: 265

So far, 11 participants have completed the challenge.

Signing up will remain open throughout the whole month.

Note: For ease of tracking, please repost your official list with your progress after every update. Striking out the title and/or a finished date after the book's name will be best.

Happy reading, everyone!


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Update 29/8 - 8 out of 9 done. Switched Whirlpool out - no paranormal element - and replaced it with Smoke In Mirrors.

1. Romance: Truth Or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz 9/8
2. Urban Fantasy: Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur 13/8
3. Fantasy: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder 17/8
4. Historical: Affair by Amanda Quick 6/8
5. Futuristic/sci-fi: Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb 26/8
6. Young Adult: Bloodlust by Alex Duval
7. Chick-lit: Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson 26/8
8. Erotica: Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank 22/8
9. Suspense/thriller/horror: Smoke in Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz 20/8

Truth or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz Dancing with the Devil (Nikki & Michael, #1) by Keri Arthur Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Affair by Amanda Quick Eternity in Death (In Death #24.5) by J.D. Robb [image error] Undead and Unemployed (Undead, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank Smoke in Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Martina wrote: "Martina's status update:

4 down, 5 to go.

Sadly, this is the first monthly challenge I've accepted that I will not complete, but it's because of happy happy news. I had my first baby - a b..."


Congratulations on the birth of Alex, Martina!


The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 313 comments BJ Rose wrote: "I made it!"

You made it and then some!


Laura | 16 comments 1. Romance - Bad Moon Rising - Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Urban Fantasy - Second Skin - Caitlin Kittredge 8/13
3 Fantasy - Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce(audio) 8/15
4. Historical - Dark Seduction - Brenda Joyce 8/27
5. Futuristic/Sci Fi - Enslave Me Sweetly - Gena Showalter 8/15
6. YA - Lioness Rampant - Tamora Pierce 8/8
7. Chick Lit - Fire Me Up - Katie MacAlister 8/3
8. Erotica - The Nymph King - Gena Showalter 8/16
9. Suspense - Dreamfever - Karen Moning 8/28


RogueHireling (rogue_hireling) | 156 comments It seems like everyone else is already done! You guys are amazing!
I’m getting there, but have to rearrange books a bit.

1. Romance: Cursor’s Fury by Jim butcher
2. Urban Fantasy: The onion Girl by Charles de Lint
3. Fantasy: Academs’s Fury by Jim Butcher
4. Historical: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Psion by Joan D. Vinge
6. Young Adult: Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
7. Chick Lit: King of Sword and Sky by C.L. Wilson
8. Erotic: Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
9. Horror: 13 Bullets by David Wellington

Far fewer of these books turned out to be romance then I expected. But now I know what to look for, for the next challenge!! Also September should be a bit easier as it’s the referral challenge.

Love the challenge, although it is cutting into my sleep time. =D



BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments I made it! 9/9 Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, #7) by Christine Feehan The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin [image error] The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper Dance Through Time (MacLeod 1) by Lynn Kurland Ceremony in Death (In Death #5) by J.D. Robb Wolf at the Door (The Others, Book 1) by Christine Warren Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward [image error]

1. Romance: Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan August 5 *****
2. Urban Fantasy: Dark Hunger by Sara Reinke August 28 ***1/2
3. Fantasy: The Ice Dragon by George R.R.Martin August 6 ***1/2
4. Historical: A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland August 16
5. Futuristic: Glory in Death by J.D. Robb August 18 ****
6. YA: Flyte:Septimus Heap by Angie Sage August 14 ****
7. Chick-Lit: Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren August 21 ***1/2
8. Erotica: Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward August 26 ****
9. Suspense/Thriller: The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper August 16 ***



Also read this month:
**** Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
**** Crescent City Kill by Julie Smith
*** Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (more recipes to try!)
***** Clipper of the Clouds by Jules Verne
*** Bridget by Linda Lael Miller
****1/2 An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky
****A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
***1/2 Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline
***1/2 MacKenzie's Mission by Linda Howard
****Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
**** Mary Called Magdalen by Margaret George
***** The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
***** When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan
***** The Princess Bride by William Goldman
****1/2 Physik:Septimus Heap #3 by Angie Sage

Now to finish the Read-the-Month Challenge - one book to go


Lady Ozma | 454 comments Martina - That's WAY better news than finishing a challenge!! :) You enjoy that little baby for all of us!! *GRINS*


I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) (IBookieNookie) OOPs forgot to sttrike out the romance

Romance: Lover Avenged
Urban Fantasy: Darkfever
Fantasy: Poison Study
Historical:
Sci-Fi: Midnight Rising
Young Adult:
Chick Lit:
Erotica: A Caress of Twilight
Suspense: A Kiss of Shadows


I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com) (IBookieNookie) Romance: Lover Avenged
Urban Fantasy: Darkfever
Fantasy: Poison Study
Historical:
Sci-Fi: Midnight Rising
Young Adult:
Chick Lit:
Erotica: A Caress of Twilight
Suspense: A Kiss of Shadows

Also Read This Month:

A Stroke of Midnight (Meredith Gentry, #4)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, #3)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Mistral's Kiss (Meredith Gentry, #5)  by Laurell K. Hamilton A Lick of Frost (Meredith Gentry, #6)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #5) by Lara Adrian Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1) by Lara Adrian The Girls from Ames  A Story of Women and Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward


FlibBityFLooB Congratulations on your baby, Martina! :)


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Martina the Book Fairy (book_fairy) | 438 comments Martina's status update:

4 down, 5 to go.

Sadly, this is the first monthly challenge I've accepted that I will not complete, but it's because of happy happy news. I had my first baby - a boy named Alex - on August 19th. Taking care of him has slowed my reading down considerably, but he's well worth it!!

1. Romance - Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh
2. Urban Fantasy - Beg for Mercy by Toni Andrews - 8/27
3. Fantasy - Cast in Secret by Michelle Sagara
4. Historical - Queen of Dragons by Shanna Abe
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi - Razor Girl by Marianne Mancusi - 8/17
6. Young Adult - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
7. Chick-Lit - Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie - 8/13
8. Erotica - Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton - 8/5
9. Suspense/Thriller/Horror - A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix

Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings, #6) by Nalini Singh Beg For Mercy (Mercy Hollings, #1) by Toni Andrews Cast In Secret (Chronicles of Elantra, Book 3) by Michelle Sagara West Queen of Dragons (Drakon, #3) by Shana Abé [image error] City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, Book 1) by Victoria Laurie Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #16) by Laurell K. Hamilton [image error]


Lady Ozma | 454 comments Good job Vicci!


Vicci (TheiBookEmporium) | 192 comments I am Finished! Yah!

I switched out "Beauty's Punishment" By Anne Rice to "Club Shadowlands" By Cherise Sinclair

1. Romance: Light My Fire By Katie MacAlister 8/14 (****)
2. Urban Fantasy: Holy Smokes By Katie MacAlister 8/15 (****)
3. Fantasy: Fire Me Up By Katie MacAlister 8/13 (****)
4. Historical: The Perfect Poison By Amanda Quick 8/8 (****)
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Seduce the Darkness By Gena Showalter 8/2 (*****)
6. Young Adult: The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman 8/17 (*****)
7. Chick-Lit: You Slay Me By Katie MacAlister 8/12 (****)
8. Erotica: Club Shadowlands By cherise Sinclair 8/25 (****)
9. Suspense/Thriller/Horror: Just After Sunset By Stephen King 8/27 (***1/2)

Light My Fire (Aisling Grey  Guardian, #3) by Katie MacAlister Holy Smokes (Aisling Grey  Guardian, #4) by Katie MacAlister Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey  Guardian, #2) by Katie MacAlister The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter [image error] [image error] Club Shadowlands(Masters of the Shadowlands, #1) by Cherise Sinclair Just After Sunset by Stephen King



Lady Ozma | 454 comments I've been reading this month and am doing better than last month. I'm just not sure how to fit my books in...

1. Romance:
2. Urban Fantasy: The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
3. Fantasy: Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
4. Historical:
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi: Nobody Gets the Girl by James Maxey
6. Young Adult: Wizard's Holiday by Diane Duane
7. Chick Lit:
8. Erotic:
9. Horror:

Also Read:
The Camel Club by David Baldacci - It was speculative, not PNR and it was GOOOD. I don't really think it will fit in the above groups. But I had it readily available on my iPod and was in the car... a LOT... this month.

I'm finishing up a horror futuristic kind of one that's from Podiobooks. Read by the author. But it's not on Goodreads. :( I'll probably finish it tomorrow.

I can't find anything to fall under "historical" unfortunately and I always knew 8 was gonna be a no-go. I guess I just need to find something to be classic "romance" but also be PNR... LOL Wish me luck! I still have lots of driving to do this month so blah. :/


Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 332 comments BJ Rose wrote: "Charlotte wrote: "7 Down, 2 to go...I've been ill, so I hadn't really touched a book for 2 days. Not sure if I'm going to make it this month!!!"

Sure hope you're feeling better!! :)

"


Feeling so much better thankyou.


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments Charlotte wrote: "7 Down, 2 to go...I've been ill, so I hadn't really touched a book for 2 days. Not sure if I'm going to make it this month!!!"

Sure hope you're feeling better!! :)




BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments 8 down, only one more!! Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, #7) by Christine Feehan The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin [image error] The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper Dance Through Time (MacLeod 1) by Lynn Kurland Ceremony in Death (In Death #5) by J.D. Robb Wolf at the Door (The Others, Book 1) by Christine Warren Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) by J.R. Ward

1. Romance: Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan August 5 *****
2. Urban Fantasy: Dark Hunger by Sara Reinke
3. Fantasy: The Ice Dragon by George R.R.Martin August 6 ***1/2
4. Historical: A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland August 16
5. Futuristic: Glory in Death by J.D. Robb August 18 ****
6. YA: Flyte:Septimus Heap by Angie Sage August 14 ****
7. Chick-Lit: Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren August 21 ***1/2
8. Erotica: Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward August 26 ****
9. Suspense/Thriller: The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper August 16 ***

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Also read this month:
**** Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
**** Crescent City Kill by Julie Smith
*** Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (more recipes to try!)
***** Clipper of the Clouds by Jules Verne
*** Bridget by Linda Lael Miller
****1/2 An Accidental Woman by Barbara Delinsky
****A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
***1/2 Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline
***1/2 MacKenzie's Mission by Linda Howard
****Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
**** Mary Called Magdalen by Margaret George
***** The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
***** When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan
***** The Princess Bride by William Goldman
****1/2 Physik:Septimus Heap #3 by Angie Sage


Angie | 196 comments All done!

1. Romance – You're So Vein – Christine Warren
2. Urban Fantasy – Urban Shaman – C E Murphy
3. Fantasy - Thief of Lives – Barb & JC Hendee
4. Historical – Dark Angel – Lucy Blue
5. Futuristic/Sci-Fi – Shards of Crimson - Liz Maverick et al.
6. Young Adult – Carpe Corpus - Rachel Caine
7. Chick-Lit – Over Hexed – Vicki Lewis Thompson
8. Erotica – Trinity Broken – Jamie Craig
9. Suspense/Thriller/Horror – Memory Zero – Keri Arthur

You're So Vein (The Others, Book 7) by Christine Warren Urban Shaman  (Walker Papers, #1) by C.E. Murphy Thief of Lives (Noble Dead, Series 1, #2) by Barb Hendee Dark Angel by Lucy Blue Shards of Crimson (Crimson City, #7) by Liz Maverick Carpe Corpus (The Morganville Vampires, #6) by Rachel Caine Over Hexed (Hex series #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Trinity Broken by Jamie Craig Memory Zero (Spook Squad Trilogy) by Keri Arthur


Ann aka Iftcan (Iftcan) | 2384 comments Mod
hey, we understand Yz--these things come up and happen. However your faithful group is hanging in there, rooting for you. :o)

Ann in VA



Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
Not able to read much this month... :(

Romance - Kiss of Fate by Deborah Cooke 8/16
Urban Fantasy - Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
Fantasy - Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Historical - The Cursed One by Ronda Thompson 8/22
Futuristic - Hope's Folly by Linnea Sinclair
Young Adult - Betrayed by P.C. Cast 8/25
Chick-Lit - Damsel Under Stress A Novel by Shanna Swendson
Erotica - Addicted by Lydia Parks
Suspense/Thriller - Fool Moon by Jim Butcher



Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 332 comments 7 Down, 2 to go.

[image error] Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton Maskerade (Discworld, #18) by Terry Pratchett The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman [image error] Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson [image error] I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Romance - Witch Fire by Anya Bast
Urban Fantasy - Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton - Finished 7th August
Fantasy - Maskerade by Terry Pratchett - Finished 26th August
Historical - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Sci Fi - Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman - Finished 4th August
Young Adult - Marked by P.C. Cast - Finished 23rd August
Chick Lit - Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson - Finished 18th August
Erotica - A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole - Finished 15th August
Suspense/Thriller/Horror - I Am Legend by Richard Matheson - Finished 9th August

I've been ill, so I hadn't really touched a book for 2 days. Not sure if I'm going to make it this month!!!


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Update 26/8 - 7 out of 9 done.

1. Romance: Truth Or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz 9/8
2. Urban Fantasy: Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur 13/8
3. Fantasy: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder 17/8
4. Historical: Affair by Amanda Quick 6/8
5. Futuristic/sci-fi: Eternity in Death by J.D. Robb 26/8
6. Young Adult: Bloodlust by Alex Duval
7. Chick-lit: Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson 26/8
8. Erotica: Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank 22/8
9. Suspense/thriller/horror: Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell

Truth or Dare by Jayne Ann Krentz Dancing with the Devil (Nikki & Michael, #1) by Keri Arthur Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Affair by Amanda Quick Eternity in Death (In Death #24.5) by J.D. Robb [image error] Undead and Unemployed (Undead, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell


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