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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8849 comments Here is where we post our official lists and update our progress.

1. September: Read a book which title starts with “S”

2. Birthday: Read a book from a September B-day celebrant.

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

4. Editors and Writers Month: Read a book where a character is in the writing field (author, writer, journalist, publisher, editor, etc)

5. Read a book written by a GR author. (This has been requested several times so I thought I’ll bring this category back) When done, send a brief pm of appreciation to the writer.

6. Labor Day: Read a book where a character is a blue-collar worker.

7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book that focuses on the Hispanic culture, written by a Hispanic author, that has a Hispanic main character or set either in Spain or South America.

8. World Animal Remembrance Month: Cover Search- Read a book with an animal on its cover.

9. Explore a Genre: Historical Fiction (not limited to Historical Romance) Read a book that takes place in some notable period of history

10. Read a book from our Group’s Bookshelf or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book.


Challenge Duration: September 1 - September 30, 2009

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

PS: You may post your list anytime you like, but NO READING for this challenge until the FIRST of September.



message 2: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Sep 27, 2009 05:56AM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 561 comments Here is my list:

7 OF 10 COMPLETED 09.27

"S for September": Smitten - Janet Evanovich COMPLETED 09.14
"Birthday": Lover Eternal - J R Ward (Jael)COMPLETED 09.21
"Canada": Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery COMPLETED 09.26
"Character in writing field": Murder on the QE2 - Donald Bain
"GR Author": Summer by the Sea - Susan Wiggs
"Blue-Collar Worker": Empire Falls - Richard Russo COMPLETED 09.27
"Spain/South American": Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel COMPLETED 09.08
"Animal on Book Cover": Santa Clawed - Rita Mae Brown COMPLETED 09.15
"Historical Romance": The Constant Princess - Philippa Gregory
"Pick it for Me": Halfway to the Grave - Jeanine Frost COMPLETED 09.15



Smitten by Janet Evanovich Anne of Green Gables  (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery Murder, She Wrote  Murder on the QE2 (Murder She Wrote) by Jessica Fletcher Summer By the Sea (Mira) by Susan Wiggs Empire Falls by Richard Russo Like Water for Chocolate  A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel Santa Clawed (Mrs. Murphy Book 17) by Rita Mae Brown The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward


message 3: by Kasia (last edited Aug 27, 2009 02:52AM) (new)

Kasia Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga, Book 2) by Orson Scott Card Extras (Uglies, #4) by Scott Westerfeld Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood The Hours  A Novel by Michael Cunningham Storm Glass (Glass, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey


1. S for September....................Speaker for the Dead
2. B-day book...........................Extras (Jessi, Toni, colleen)
3. Canada..................................Oryx and Crake
4. Editors and Writers..............The Hours
5. GR author.............................Storm Glass
6. Labor Day.............................Snow Falling on Cedars
7. Hispanic culture...................Bel Canto
8. Animal on the cover..............Catching Fire
9. Historical Fiction..................Riders of the Purple Sage
10. Pick It For Me.....................


Moderatrix Lori  (ModeratrixLori) Here's my list...

Sunshine, Sex and Sunflowers (Sequel to Harvest Heat) by Carol Lynne Cattle Valley Mistletoe (Cattle Valley, #2) by Carol Lynne The Painted House by Drew Zachary Under My Skin by M.L. Rhodes The Curtis Reincarnation by Zathyn Priest Custom Ride by K.A. Mitchell Tripwire by Sean Michael Where Flows the Water by Sean Michael Bound to Him by Ava March Regularly Scheduled Life by K.A. Mitchell

1. September: Sunshine, Sex and Sunflowers by Carol Lynne
2. Birthday: Cattle Valley Mistletoe by Carol Lynne (Brenda)
3. Geography: The Painted House by Drew Zachary (Nova Scotia)
4. Editors and Writers Month: Under My Skin by M.L. Rhodes
5. Read a book written by a GR author: The Curtis Reincarnation by Zathyn Priest
6. Labor Day: Custom Ride by K.A. Mitchell (Auto Mechanic)
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Tripwire by Sean Michael (South America)
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: Where Flows the Water by Sean Michael

Where Flows the Water by Sean Michael

9. Explore a Genre: Historical Fiction: Bound to Him by Ava March (London, England in the year 1822)
10. Read a book from our Group’s Bookshelf: Regularly Scheduled Life by K.A. Mitchell



Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments I'm in - just need to sort my list out :)


message 6: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Sep 30, 2009 05:33PM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 365 comments Starts with "S": Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris FINISHED 9/7

Sept B-Day GR: Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh (B's shelf)

Canada theme: The Ladies' Lending Library by Janice Keffer

Editors & Writers: Love Off-Limits by Whitney Lyles

GR Author: Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen FINISHED 9/28

Labor Day: Smitten by Janet Evanovich FINISHED 9/25

Hispanic: How To Salsa In A Sari by Dona Sarkar FINISHED 9/14

World Animal: Wesley the Owl The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O'Brien FINISHED 9/29

Historical Fic: The White Queen A Novel by Philippa Gregory FINISHED 9/30

GR Shelf:American Wife A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld FINISHED 9/20

Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris Slightly Dangerous (Slightly series #6) by Mary Balogh The Ladies' Lending Library by Janice Kulyk Keefer [image error] Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen Smitten by Janet Evanovich How To Salsa In A Sari (Kimani TRU) by Dona Sarkar Wesley the Owl  The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O'Brien [image error] American Wife  A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld


message 7: by Erin (last edited Sep 01, 2009 10:11PM) (new)

Erin Christmas | 57 comments 1. September: Read a book which title starts with “S”: Spire, Richard North Patterson
2. Birthday: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Haddon, Mark(Jael)
3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Canada: Murder My Suite, Daheim, M.
4. Editors and Writers Month: Censoring an Iranian Love Story
5. Read a book written by a GR author.:Vanished by Joseph Finder
6. Labor Day: Empire Falls, Richard Russo
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Silenced by Syrah, Michele Scott 9/1/09
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: The Phoenix Solution, Bugliosi, Vincent
9. Explore a Genre: Historical Fiction: The Heretics Daughter, Kathleen Kent
10. Group Bookshelf: Flirting With Danger, Enoch Suzanne


message 8: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8849 comments Erin, welcome to the group and to the challenge.


Erin Christmas | 57 comments Thanks so much I am excited to give it a try this month!


message 10: by Shanna (last edited Sep 11, 2009 07:18PM) (new)

Shanna | 16 comments 1. The Summer of Cotton Candy
2. Chosen 9/11
3. Who is Frances Rain
4. Talk me down
5. Evermore 9/8
6. The Boys Next door 9/2
7. 30 Guys in 30 Days 9/6
8. Ivy
9. Envy
10.My soul to take


4/10 Completed


message 11: by southpaw285 (last edited Sep 26, 2009 07:22AM) (new)

southpaw285 | 588 comments September Monthly Challenge:


1. September: Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery 09.05.09
2. September B-day: Talk of the Town by Sherrill Bodine Brenda <09.07.09
3. Canada:My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley 09.13.09
4. Editors and Writers Month:
5. GR Author: You Send Me by Toni Blake 09.14.09
6. Labor Day: Dare To Love by Jaci Burton construction 09.01.09
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month:
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: Lawman by Diana Palmer 09.04.09
9. Historical Fiction: Innocent Traitor: A Novel Of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir 09.24.09
10.Pick-it-for-Me: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen 09.26.09


Nikki ♥ | 1173 comments I'm in, I'll post as I go.


message 13: by Melissa (last edited Aug 28, 2009 03:02PM) (new)

Melissa | 1058 comments 0/10 Completed


1. Starts with S: Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff
2. Sept B-Day (Jael): Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
3. Canada: The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff
4. Bookstore owner: Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
5. GoodReads author: My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
6. Blue Collar: Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
7. Hispanic: City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
8. Animal cover: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
9. Historical: Water Song A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" by Suzanne Weyn
10. Pick-it-for-me: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments My list so far:

1. S for September - Scent of Darkness
2. September B'Day - Minion (Toni)
3. Canada - Bitten
4. Editors & Writers -
5. GR author - Mona Lisa Blossoming
6. Labour Day -
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month -
8. Animal cover - Shadow of the Moon
9. Historical Fiction - Everything and the Moon
10. Group's bookshelf - Lover Eternal

Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 1) by Christina Dodd Minion (Vampire Huntress Legend, #1) by L.A. Banks Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Mona Lisa Blossoming (Monère, Book 2) by Sunny Shadow of the Moon (Moon series, Book 6) by Rebecca York Everything and the Moon (Everything, #1) by Julia Quinn Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward


Toni | 255 comments I'm in, but only with 5 books this month.

1. Starts with "S" - Salvation in Death - J.D. Robb
5. GR author - The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
6. Blue Collar worker - Everyday Average Jones - Suzanne Brockmann
8. Animal on cover - Moo - Jane Smiley
9. Historical Fiction - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer

Moo by Jane Smiley


message 16: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 28, 2009 06:12PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2256 comments Only doing 8 of 10.

1. S for September.................... Swimming Without a Net 9/2
2. B-day book...........................A Stranger's Touch by Cait London (Colleen) 9/3
3. Canada..................................Blue Mercy by Illona Haus 9/19
5. GR author.............................The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz 9/4
6. Labor Day.............................The Dying Game by Beverly Barton 9/20 (PI)
8. Animal on the cover..............Death's Daughter by Amber Benson 9/28
9. Historical Fiction..................It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas 9/18
10. Group Shelf.....................Out of Control by Suzanne Brockman 9/13

Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1) by Amber Benson

8/8 COMPLETED 9/28



message 17: by Sharon (last edited Sep 26, 2009 07:22AM) (new)

Sharon Oslin | 125 comments 1. S for September.....................Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
2. B-day book............................Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs (Sherrill)
3. Canada..................................Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski 9/4
4. Writers..................................The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
5. GR author..............................ChaseR: A Novel in Emails by Michael Rosen
6. Labor Day..............................Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen
7. Hispanic.................................Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan 9/7
8. Animal.....Mysterious Benedict Soc. & Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
9. Hist. Fiction............................The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10. Group shelf...........................The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Second Glance by Jodi Picoult The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs Bras & Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski [image error] ChaseR  A Novel in E-mails by Michael J. Rosen Three Cups of Tea  One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger


message 18: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Aug 29, 2009 04:30PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8849 comments There is no way I can read all of these in September, but a girl can dream... :)

RRR September Monthly Challenge List:

1. "S" book - Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
2. B-day Book - Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts (Brenda's bookshelf)
3. Geography (Canada) - Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong
4. Editor/Writer - Succubus On Top by Richelle Meade (Seth is a writer)
5. GR Author - Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
6. Blue-Collar - Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy is a mechanic)
7. Hispanic - Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
8. Cover Hunt (Animal) - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews
9. Historical Fiction: A Passion for Him by Sylvia Day
10. Pick-It-For-Me book: I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (chosen by Annie)


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 4152 comments OK, I think I'm ready:

1. Starts with 'S': (The) Scot and I by Elizabeth Thornton
2. B-Day Shelf: Toni: Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
3. Canada: A Lady's Secret by Jo Beverley
4. Character in writing field: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
5. GR author: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
6. Blue-Collar Worker: Seaview Inn by Sherryl Woods
7. Hispanic: A Gift of Hope The Tony Melendez Story by Tony Melendez
8. Animal on Cover: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
9. Historical Fiction: American Frontier: Ride The Fire by Pamela Clare
10. Group's Bookshelf: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


message 20: by Brenda (b) (last edited Aug 30, 2009 02:41AM) (new)

Brenda (b) (Brenda_b) Here's my list:


1. September: Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lucy Monroe
2. Birthday: Jael's shelf - Last Wolf Hunting by Rhyannon Byrd
3. Geography: Canada: Vampires Are Forever by Lynsay Sands - author is from Canada
4. Editors and Writers Month: Bride and Groom by Susan Conant
5. Read a book written by a GR author: Self Preservation by Ethan Day
6. Labor Day: Handyman by Claire Thompson
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: The Spanish Billionaire's Christmas Bride by Maggie Cox
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: Allergies by T.A. Chase (see cover below)
9. Explore a Genre: Historical Fiction (not limited to Historical Romance): First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh - Regency period
10. Read a book from our Group’s Bookshelf: Everyday, Average Jones by Suzanne Brockmann
Allergies by T.A. Chase



LibraryLass | 772 comments I'm in, but I'm gonna read what I want and see how many fit in the categories. (maybe then I won't put myself under pressure to finish them haha!)

1. “S” title...

2. September B'day shelf...

3. Canadian author, character or setting...

4. Theme - writing...

5. GR author...

6. Character - blue collar worker...

7. Hispanic author, character or setting...

8. Cover - animal...

9. Explore-a-Genre - Historical...

10. Pick-it-for-Me Challenge...


message 22: by Mojca (last edited Sep 11, 2009 02:22AM) (new)

Mojca | 890 comments Okay, I'm new around here, and I thought September would be just the month to start making a "larger" dent in my Mount TBR.

I set myself a personal challenge as well - to read only HQ titles.

So, here's my list.

1. September - Smokin' Six-Shooter by B.J. Daniels
2. Birthday - Epiphany by Rita Herron, Debra Webb and Mallory Kane (B-day celebrant: Annie)
3. Geography (Canada) - Mistletoe And Murder by Jenna Ryan (Canadian author)
4. Editors and Writers Month - Beyond Seduction by Kathleen O'Reilly (heroine is a sex-blogger)
5. GR author - Rich Man's Revenge by Tessa Radley
6. Labor Day - Men at Work by Karen Kendall, Cindi Myers and Colleen Collins
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month - My Spy by Marie Ferrarella (a Latina secondary character)
8. World Animal Remembrance Month - Ghost Horse by Patricia Rosemoor (it's a "ghost" horse on the cover, but I hope it still counts)
9. Explore a Genre (Historical Fiction) - The Concubine by Jade Lee (19th -century China)
10. Group’s Bookshelf - My Sexy Greek Summer by Marie Donovan


Oh, and the covers.
Smokin' Six-Shooter (Harlequin Intrigue Series) by B.J. Daniels Epiphany (3 In One) (Harlequin Intrigue #879) by Rita Herron Mistletoe And Murder (Harlequin Intrigue Series) by Jenna Ryan Beyond Seduction (The Red Choo Diaries) (Harlequin Blaze #321) by Kathleen O'Reilly Rich Man's Revenge (Silhouette Desire #1806) by Tessa Radley Men at Work (Harlequin Blaze #333) (Through the Roof;  Taking His Measure   Watching It Go Up) by Karen Kendall My Spy (Silhouette Intimate Moments) by Marie Ferrarella Ghost Horse (Eclipse) (Harlequin Intrigue #858) by Patricia Rosemoor The Concubine (Harlequin Blaze #449) by Jade Lee My Sexy Greek Summer (Harlequin Blaze, #470) by Marie Donovan


message 23: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8849 comments Welcome to the group and to the challenge, Alathea.

Hope you have fun reading!


Ridley Yay! I'm new, so hopefully I've got this straight:

1. September - Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
2. Birthday - Naked in Deathby JD Robb (B's shelf)
3. Canada - A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh (Canadian author)
4. Writer - Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare (Heroine's a reporter)
5. GR author - Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
6. Blue-collar - Flashpointby Jill Shalvis (fireman, yum)
9. Historical - Written on Your Skin by Meredith Duran (Victorian era)
10. Group's shelf - The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter




message 25: by Jan (last edited Aug 31, 2009 09:52AM) (new)

Jan (authorsidekick) 1. title starts with S - Stray by Rachel Vincent
2. Sept Bday shelf - Rogue by Rachel Vincent (Jael)
3. Canada - Blood Price by Tanya Huff (Canadian author)
4. Character in writing field - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (hero is a Special Operative in Literary Detection)
5. GR author - Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
6. blue-collar worker - Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (heroine is a mechanic)
7. hispanic - The Calling Darkness Calls by Caridad Pineiro (hispanic author)
8. animal on cover - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (bird)
9. historical - When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason
10. Group's Bookshelf - Edge Of Hunger by Rhyannon Byrd



Kasia Welcome Brandy, good luck on the challenge!


MK (Food actvist) (Daalmonette) i'm in, sorting list! great picks YZ!


message 28: by Annvelwis (last edited Sep 02, 2009 05:44AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments [image error] Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, Book 1) by Carrie Vaughn Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4) by Kelley Armstrong Extreme Exposure (I-Team Series, #1) by Pamela Clare Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie Force of Nature (Troubleshooters #11) by Suzanne Brockmann Love Bites (Argeneau #2) by Lynsay Sands

1. September: Read a book which title starts with “S”
Succubus On Top by Richelle Mead
2. Birthday: Read a book from a September B-day celebrant.
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Canada
Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong
4. Editors and Writers Month: Read a book where a character is in the writing field
Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare
5. Read a book written by a GR author.
Evermore by Alyson Noel
6. Labor Day: Read a book where a character is a blue-collar worker.
Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book that focuses on the Hispanic culture, written by a Hispanic author, that has a Hispanic main character or set either in Spain or South America.
Force of Nature by Suzanne Brockmann (I'm stretching it: Ric Alvarado is of Cuban descent, but he's American)
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: Cover Search- Read a book with an animal on its cover.
Love Bites by Lynsay Sands
9. Explore a Genre: Historical Fiction (not limited to Historical Romance) Read a book that takes place in some notable period of history
After the Kiss by Suzanne Enoch
10. Pick-it-for-Me Challenge.
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Tammy's recommendation)


Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments LibraryLass wrote: "I'm in, but I'm gonna read what I want and see how many fit in the categories. (maybe then I won't put myself under pressure to finish them haha!)"

Sounds like a good plan, LibraryLass :)


Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments Alathea and Brandy ... welcome!


Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 1319 comments I plan to participate, but as always, I'll post as I go.


message 32: by Mel W (last edited Sep 01, 2009 12:33AM) (new)

Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments September Challenge has officially started.

So far we have 23 participants.

Sallie
Kasia
Lori
Mel
Lindy-Lane
Erin
Shanna
southpaw285
Nikki
Melissa
Toni
Barbara
Sharon
Yz
BJ Rose
Brenda (b)
LibraryLass
Alathea
Brandy
Jan
Kenjii
Annvelwis
Julie (Mom2lnb)


Signing up will remain open throughout the entire 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.

First update will be September 6.

Good reading, everyone!



message 33: by Lu (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Sep 30, 2009 10:42AM) (new)

Lu (Sugar & Snark) Challenge Duration: September 1 - September 30, 2009

1. The Seventh Scroll
2. Birthday: Read a book from a September B-day celebrant.
3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Canada
4. Editors and Writers Month: Read a book where a character is in the writing field (author, writer, journalist, publisher, editor, etc)
5. Read a book written by a GR author. (This has been requested several times so I thought I’ll bring this category back) When done, send a brief pm of appreciation to the writer.
6. Artemis Fowl Holly, Root, Foaly and the rest of the Police force
7. Read a book that focuses on the Hispanic culture, written by a Hispanic author, that has a Hispanic main character or set either in Spain or South America.
8. Read a book with an animal on its cover.
9. The Pillars of the Earth
10. Lover Unbound

4/10


message 34: by LibraryLass (last edited Sep 07, 2009 02:14AM) (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments RRRC's September challenge:


1. “S” title...Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen
2. September B'day shelf...The dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning (Jael's shelf)
3. Canadian author, character or setting...
4. Theme - writing...
5. GR author...
6. Character - blue collar worker...
7. Hispanic author, character or setting...[Book: Cry no more] by Linda Howard
8. Cover - animal...
9. Explore-a-Genre - Historical...
10. Pick-it-for-Me Challenge...

The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5) by Karen Marie Moning Cry No More by Linda Howard Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen

3/10


LibraryLass | 772 comments Mel, The cover of One foot in the grave has a bird way in the background, can I use this for the no. 8 category?? One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost


message 36: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Sep 01, 2009 03:55AM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (Janelba) | 769 comments S for September": TBD
Birthday: Dancing in the moonlight (Colleen) - RaeAnne Thayne
Canada: TBD
Editor/Writer:
GR Author: Hide in Plain Sight - Marta Perry
Blue-Collar Worker: TBD
Spain: Dark Sunlight - Patricia Wilson
Animal on Book Cover: Wild Magic - Tamora Pierce
Historical Fiction/Romance: TBD
Group Shelf: Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost

Dancing In The Moonlight (Cowboys of Cold Creek, #2) (Silhouette Special Edition) by Raeanne Thayne Hide In Plain Sight (The Three Sisters Inn Series #1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense) by Marta Perry Dark Sunlight (Postcards From Europe) (Harlequin Presents, No 1644) by Patricia Wilson Wild Magic (Immortals, #1) by Tamora Pierce [image error]


message 37: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8849 comments LibraryLass wrote: "Mel, The cover of One foot in the grave has a bird way in the background, can I use this for the no. 8 category??One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost"

Sure you can!



LibraryLass | 772 comments Thanks Yz I'm trying my hardest to fit the books I WANT to read in with the categories hahaha!


message 39: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8849 comments LibraryLass wrote: "Thanks Yz I'm trying my hardest to fit the books I WANT to read in with the categories hahaha!"

LOL...That's the idea...what's the use of listing down something you don't want to read...Feel free to get creative..LOL



LibraryLass | 772 comments Hmmm...duh me! Often I have ended up reading something I don't really want to read just because it fits the challenge because I feel I HAVE to finish a challenge. So yeah, I'm changing my thinking and not stressing so much about finishing the challenges, just seeing how many of the categories I can do. (Well I will be trying to think like that ;))


Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 201 comments So far I've only found books I want to read for 8 of the 10 categories:

1. Storm Born by Richelle Mead
2. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
3. Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
4. ---
5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
6. ---
7. Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benitez
8. The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
9. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
10. Stray by Rachel Vincent

[image error] [image error] Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, #9) [image error] Bitter Grounds: A Novel The Hob's Bargain Cold Mountain (Paperback) Stray (Shifters, #1)


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 4152 comments First one done: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen


1. Starts with 'S': (The) Scot and I by Elizabeth Thornton
2. B-Day Shelf: Toni: Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
3. Canada: A Lady's Secret by Jo Beverley
4. Character in writing field: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
5. GR author: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Sept. 1
6. Blue-Collar Worker: Seaview Inn by Sherryl Woods
7. Hispanic: A Gift of Hope The Tony Melendez Story by Tony Melendez
8. Animal on Cover: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
9. Historical Fiction: American Frontier: Ride The Fire by Pamela Clare
10. Group's Bookshelf: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger



message 43: by Amy (last edited Sep 21, 2009 06:18AM) (new)

Amy (Amy7897) | 6 comments I am going to do my best to complete the challenges. I live in a small town with an even smaller library so I will have to update my list as I go.
1. [image error] read 09/04/2009
2.Five Complete Novels of Murder and DetectionRead 09/15/2009
3. Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4) by Lynsay SandsRead 09/11/2009
4. Talk of the Town by Sherrill Bodine Read 09/18/2009
6. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
7. One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich
10. [image error] read 09/07/2009


Erin Christmas | 57 comments 1 of 10 complete

1. September: Read a book which title starts with “S”: Spire, Richard North Patterson
2. Birthday: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Haddon, Mark(Jael)
3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Canada: Murder My Suite, Daheim, M.
4. Editors and Writers Month: Censoring an Iranian Love Story
5. Read a book written by a GR author.:Vanished by Joseph Finder
6. Labor Day: Empire Falls, Richard Russo
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Silenced by Syrah, Michele Scott 9/1/09
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: The Phoenix Solution, Bugliosi, Vincent
9. Explore a Genre: Historical Fiction: The Heretics Daughter, Kathleen Kent
10. Group Bookshelf: Flirting With Danger, Enoch Suzanne


The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 303 comments Ok, I give up. I've made a list anyway, even though I'll be in school soon and will probably have to cut my reading time drastically. I don't care! Lol.

1. September: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
2. Birthday: Storm Born by Richelle Mead (Jessi's Shelf)
3. Geography: Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane (Canadian Author)
4. Editors and Writers Month: Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead
5. Read a book written by a GR author: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
6. Labor Day: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy is a mechanic)
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Silence by Shusaku Endo (if Portuguese characters are allowed)
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
9. Explore a Genre - Historical Fiction: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
10. Book from our Group’s Bookshelf: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater [image error] Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane [image error] Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) by Melissa Marr Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs [image error] The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs [image error] [image error]


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Shazzy  | 1381 comments I'll see what I can do.

1. September: Strange Angels by Lili St Crow
2. Birthday (Toni): Evermore by Alyson Noel
3. Geography:
4. Editors and Writers Month:
5. Read a book written by a GR author: A rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix
6. Labor Day:
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
8. World Animal Remembrance Month: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
9. Explore a Genre:
10. Read a book from our Group’s Bookshelf: Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace by Mary Janice Davison

Strange Angels (Strange Angels #1) by Lili St. CrowEvermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel[image error]Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet EvanovichHunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia BriggsJennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace (Jennifer Scales, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson



Jan (authorsidekick) 1. title starts with S - Stray by Rachel Vincent
2. Sept Bday shelf - Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (Jael)
3. Canada - Blood Price by Tanya Huff (Canadian author)
4. Character in writing field - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (hero is a Special Operative in Literary Detection)
5. GR author - As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason 9/2
6. blue-collar worker - Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (heroine is a mechanic)
7. hispanic - Wraith by Phaedra Weldon (heroine is 1/2 Latina)
8. animal on cover - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (bird)
9. historical - When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason 9/1
10. Group's Bookshelf - Edge Of Hunger by Rhyannon Byrd



Michelle (michelle154) | 140 comments 1. S Book- The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
2. Birthday- Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris(Colleen)
3. Geography Canada- Star Light, Star Bright by Naomi Horton
4. Editor/Writer- The Mark by Jason Pinter
5. GR Author- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
6. Labor Day- Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. National Hispanic Heritage Month- Delia's Gift by V.C. Andrews
8. World Animal Remembrance- Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins
9. Historical Fiction- The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent September 2nd
10. Group bookshelf- The Host by Stephenie Meyer



Nikki ♥ | 1173 comments 1. September: Read a book which title starts with “S”

2. Birthday: Read a book from a September B-day celebrant.
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning Jessi's shelf.
3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Canada

4. Editors and Writers Month: Read a book where a character is in the writing field (author, writer, journalist, publisher, editor, etc)

5. Read a book written by a GR author. (This has been requested several times so I thought I’ll bring this category back) When done, send a brief pm of appreciation to the writer.

6. Labor Day: Read a book where a character is a blue-collar worker.

7. National Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book that focuses on the Hispanic culture, written by a Hispanic author, that has a Hispanic main character or set either in Spain or South America.

8. World Animal Remembrance Month: Cover Search- Read a book with an animal on its cover.

9. Explore a Genre: Historical Fiction (not limited to Historical Romance) Read a book that takes place in some notable period of history

10. Read a book from our Group’s Bookshelf or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book.
Bloodfever (Fever, #2) by Karen Marie Moning


Melissa | 1058 comments 1/10 Completed


1. Starts with S: Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff
2. Sept B-Day (Jael): Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
3. Canada: The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff
4. Bookstore owner: Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
5. GoodReads author: My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
6. Blue Collar: Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani* * * * *
7. Hispanic: City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
8. Animal cover: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
9. Historical: Water Song A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" by Suzanne Weyn
10. Pick-it-for-me: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


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