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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Jun 10, 2010 07:45AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8918 comments If you like the Read-the-Month challenge, but is having problems with the multiple-lettered months? If you like to take your time, and prefer a slower pace?

Read-the-Season Challenge follows the same format as our popular Read-the-Month Challenge, except that you have a whole season to finish 6 books plus a bonus one.

Here is the timeline:

Winter - December 21, 2009 - March 19, 2010
Spring - March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010
Summer - June 21, 2010 - September 22, 2010
Autumn - September 23, 2010 - December 21, 2010

READ-THE-SEASON SPRING CHALLENGE
Duration: March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010


Rules are simple. Using the word SPRING, pick a book title or author (first or last name) that begins with the letters in the chosen season.

Bonus: Read a book that has the word SPRING in its title.


message 2: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Mar 09, 2010 09:12AM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB I'll give it a try... No promises of finishing, though. I tried to pick books that I have in some of my challenges I haven't finished yet. :)

S - (The) Secret by Julie Garwood
P - Thunder and Roses by Mary Jo Putney
R - Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
I - The World According to Garp by John Irving
N - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
G - The Bride by Julie Garwood
spring - Goddess of Spring by PC Cast

The Secret (Medieval, #1) by Julie Garwood Thunder and Roses (Fallen Angels, #1) by Mary Jo Putney The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings, 3) by J.R.R. Tolkien The World According to Garp by John Irving North and South (Oxford World's Classics) by Elizabeth Gaskell The Bride (Lairds' Fiancees, #1) by Julie Garwood Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning, #2) by P.C. Cast


Laura Lulu (LauraLulu) I'm in but I'm not going to make my list until later in the month, but I found a "Spring" title on my list and wanted to make sure it was ok, as it is actually "Springs", not the season. :)

Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica


Judy | 141 comments I'm in for this challenge. I'll post the books as I go along.


Melinda | 4 comments Here is my tenative list.

S-(The)Summer Hideaway-Susan Wiggs
P-(The) Phantom Queen Awakes-Mark Deniz
R-Rachel's Garden-Marta Perry
I-Immortal in Death-J. D. Robb
N-Naked in Death-J.D. Robb
G-(The) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson


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


colleen (colleenFL) | 458 comments I'm in. As always, I'll post 'em as I read 'em. :)


Jennefer (JenneferPracticex3) | 247 comments I'm in! I will probably make some changes but I like having a list to start with! :)

S- The Sheik by E.M. Hull
P- Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson
R- Rapture in Death by JD Robb
I- Icy Heat: A Heat series story by Leigh Wyndfield
N- A Natural History of the Romance Novel by Pamela Regis
G- Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

bonus Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

The Sheik by Edith Maude Hull Pamela  Or Virtue Rewarded (Oxford World's Classics) by Samuel Richardson Rapture in Death (In Death, #4) by J.D. Robb Icy Heat  A Heat series story by Leigh Wyndfield A Natural History of the Romance Novel by Pamela Regis Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 4204 comments I'm in - for once, I planned ahead!


SPRING March 20 - June 19, 2010

S = Susan Carroll: The Bride Finder OR Sabrina Jeffries: Wed Him Before You Bed Him
P = The Passionate One McClairen's Isle #1 by Connie Brockway
R = The Reckless One McClairen's Isle #2 by Connie Brockway
I = The Ideal Bride by Stephanie Laurens
N = Nora Roberts: Born in Shame (Born In trilogy #3) OR The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
G = Georgette Heyer: Charity Girl

Bonus = A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh


Melissa (jedisakora) | 73 comments I'm in. ^^ I failed for winter, but here's hoping for spring.

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G


message 11: by Nairabell (last edited Jun 15, 2010 07:10AM) (new)


Carolyn F. | 701 comments I'm in, I'll pick the books later.


message 13: by Chrizette (last edited Apr 20, 2010 10:50AM) (new)

Chrizette I will also take part :)


S: Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (01/04/2010)
P: Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione (20/04/2010)
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N: Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh (22/03/2010)
G: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (08/04/2010)

Bonus:

Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6) by Nalini Singh Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione


Tammy | 43 comments I am in to. I will pick books later also


Sandy | 205 comments I'm in. I'll post my books once I decide what I'm going to read.


Katherine (kebrand0112) | 158 comments I'm in! I can't resist challenges. Will post list in a day or two.


message 17: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Jun 07, 2010 08:11PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 597 comments S: Sleeping with the Fishes by Mary Janice Davidson COMPLETED 06.06.2010

P: P C Cast: Chosen COMPLETED 04.30.2010

R: Rachel Caine: Midnight Alley COMPLETED 04.13.2010

I: The Inn At Eagle Point by Sheryl Woods COMPLETED 06.07

N: Need by Carrie Jones

G: Sue Grafton: T is for Trespass

BONUS: Goddess of Spring by P C Cast


Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 553 comments Read the Season - Spring
20th March to 20th June

0/6


S - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
P - Palomino by Danielle Steel
R - Rose Madder by Stephen King
I - Icebound by Dean Koontz
N - No Greater Love by Danielle Steel
G - Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay

Bonus -

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Palomino by Danielle Steel Rose Madder by Stephen King Icebound by Dean Koontz No Greater Love by Danielle Steel Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay

I was going to do all Danielle Steel books for this challenge - then I read Accident by Danielle Steel and realised I have to pace myself with her books - otherwise I'll get really bored - really quickly.

Might struggle with the bonus book though - I promised myself I'd just cover things with books I already have (got to clear some out), haven't come across anything yet that would cover it.


Tara | 194 comments Crap! Another N! Alright, I'm in. I'll post as I go!


Angie | 496 comments I'm in.

S - Shifting Plains - Jean Johnson
P - Phantom In The Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon
R - Rogue - Rachel Vincent
I - I'm The Vampire, That's Why - Michele Bardsley
N - Blue Moon - Alyson Noel
G - Generation 18 - Keri Arthur

Shifting Plains by Jean Johnson Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Series, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Rogue (Shifters, #2) by Rachel Vincent I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart Vampires, #1) by Michele Bardsley Blue Moon (The Immortals, #2) by Alyson Noel Generation 18 (Spook Squad, #2) by Keri Arthur


Nic I'm in. I will post my list soon!


Lisa | 180 comments READ-THE-SEASON SPRING CHALLENGE
Duration: March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010


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message 23: by MK (Food actvist) (last edited Mar 25, 2010 06:28AM) (new)

MK (Food actvist) (Daalmonette) | 1969 comments Yup, I'm in =D!

S
P
R
I-Bloodlust v Larissa Ione 3-21-10
N
G-Gay Porn v Kim Dare 3-23-10

READ
Bloodlust by Larissa Ione Gay Porn by Kim Dare


Erin (Erin-B) | 775 comments I'm in. A tentative list:

Finished: 0/6

S: Son of the Morning by Linda Howard
P: Primavera by Francesca Lia Block
R: Face the Fire by Nora Roberts
I: Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
N: Anno-Dracula by Kim Newman
G: Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank

Son of the Morning by Linda Howard Primavera by Francesca Lia Block Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island, #3) by Nora Roberts Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Anno-Dracula by Kim Newman Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank


~Sara~ | 659 comments I'm in. I'm reading the Wallflowers series to finish the winter challenge, so the last book will fit in perfect to start this one.

Spring: Mar 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010
S -
P -
R -
I -
N -
G -
Bonus: Scandal in Spring


message 26: by Barbara ★ (last edited Apr 21, 2010 03:38PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2361 comments


S: The Sorceress by Michael Scott 4/11
P: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole
R: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
I: Larissa Ione - Ecstasy Unveiled
N: Never After by Laurell K. Hamilton 3/27
G: Yasmine Galenorn - Witchling 4/12

BONUS: Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas 4/21


message 27: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Jun 14, 2010 07:00AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 378 comments Here's my list:

1/7 Done

S= The Silver Rose: A Novel by Susan Carroll FINISHED 6.12

P= Peony in Love by Lisa See FINISHED 6.3

R= Rattle His Bones: a Daisy Dalrymple mystery by Carola Dunn

I= Iris, Messenger by Sarah Deming FINISHED 6.13

N= Nightshade Tavern by Laurell K. Hamilton

G= The Golden Tulip by Rosalind Laker

BONUS: Lilac Spring by Ruth Axtell Morren

FINISHED:

Peony in Love  A Novel by Lisa See The Silver Rose (The Dark Queen Saga, #3) by Susan Carroll Iris, Messenger by Sarah Deming


message 28: by Steph (last edited Mar 22, 2010 09:28PM) (new)

Steph (Angel4492) | 386 comments RRR Grp's "Read-The-Season" Challenge (SPRING)
Duration: March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010

Rules: Using the word SPRING, pick a book title or author (first or last name) that begins with the letters in the chosen season.

Bonus: Read a book that has the word SPRING in its title.

Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5)  by Patricia Briggs In the Blood (The Maker's Song, #2) by Adrian Phoenix ReVamped (Void City, #2) by J.F. Lewis Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4) by Larissa Ione Firespell (Dark Elite, #1) by Chloe Neill [image error] Goddess of Spring (Goddess Summoning, #2) by P.C. Cast

Status: 1/7

S: Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs
P: In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix
R: ReVamped by J. F. Lewis
I: Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione
N: Firespell by Chloe Neill
G: Soulless by Gail Carriger 3/23/10 4★

SPRING BONUS: Goddess of Spring by PC Cast
(if I manage to read Goddess of the Sea, book #1, first)


message 29: by Valorie (last edited Mar 09, 2010 04:45PM) (new)

Valorie  | 2084 comments I'm in!

0/7 Done

S: Sex, Lies and Vampires by Katie MacAlister
P: The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter
R: Rises The Night by Colleen Gleason
I: Ink, India - Scent to Her Grave
N: Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper
G: Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank
SPRING BONUS: The Thing about Jane Spring by Sharon Krum

To Read:
Sex, Lies and Vampires (Dark Ones, #3) by Katie MacAlister The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter Rises The Night (Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #2) by Colleen Gleason Scent to Her Grave (Bath and Body Mystery, #1) by India Ink Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (Jane Jameson, #3) by Molly Harper Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2) by Jacquelyn Frank The Thing about Jane Spring by Sharon Krum


Dalene  | 82 comments I'm in!

S: Soulless by Gail Carriger
P: The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
R: Ricochet: A Novel by Sandra Brown
I: I'll Find You: A Novel of Suspense by Clair Poulson
N: Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
G: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
Spring Bonus: Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

[image error] The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve Ricochet  A Novel by Sandra Brown I'll Find You  A Novel of Suspense by Clair Poulson Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #2) by Kim Harrison Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas


message 31: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 8918 comments Steph wrote: "RRR Grp's "Read-The-Season" Challenge (SPRING)
Duration: March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010

Rules: Using the word SPRING, pick a book title or author (first or last name) that begins with the letters ..."


This challenge does not begin until March 20.


message 32: by Tasha (last edited Mar 20, 2010 08:13PM) (new)

Tasha (tasha_the_booklover) | 85 comments READ-THE-SEASON SPRING CHALLENGE
Duration: March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010

S:
P: Pursuing Zarah by Jennifer Cole 03/20
R:
I:
N:
G:

Bonus:

Pursuing Zarah by Jennifer Cole


Steph (Angel4492) | 386 comments Yz the Whyz wrote: "Steph wrote: "RRR Grp's "Read-The-Season" Challenge (SPRING)
Duration: March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010

Rules: Using the word SPRING, pick a book title or author (first or last name) that begins ..."


LOL!! I didn't even realize I'd screwed up there w/the dates. Thanks for the catch, Yz. I created that list back in Mid-Feb and I think once March 1 got here, I was excited about the books on my list and just started reading and forgot the 20th was the start date for this one. Sorry! :) I'll revise my list and re-post soon.


message 34: by Gaijinmama (last edited Mar 10, 2010 04:48AM) (new)

Gaijinmama | 81 comments I'm in and will post the titles as I go. I cannot, really truly cannot buy any books for a few months so I need to work from my TBR stacks...but it's OK, I have enough for at least the next 5 or 6 lifetimes.


message 35: by Pollyanna (last edited Mar 10, 2010 12:21AM) (new)

Pollyanna (Polly8) | 300 comments Read the Season challenge, I will post as I read.

0/7

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P:
R:
I:
N:
G:
Spring:


Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments I'm in - will post as I read :)


message 38: by Purple (last edited Mar 10, 2010 03:46AM) (new)

Purple (PurpleNat) | 1221 comments I'm cheerfully in =D


message 39: by Sandra (last edited Apr 01, 2010 10:05PM) (new)

Sandra | 3927 comments RRRC SPRING 2010 Challenge
March 20 - June 20
1/7

S Single White Vampire
P The Perfect Poison
R Raintree: Haunted
I Iron Kissed
N No Words Alone
G Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Bonus: Spring Truth or Dare (Whispering Springs, #2) 27/3/10 ★★★★
Truth or Dare (Whispering Springs, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz


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Dee (austhokie) | 6945 comments i'm in...i'll look at my other challenges and see what i can come up with for books! will post later


message 42: by Elke (last edited Jun 01, 2010 07:25AM) (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1137 comments I am in...here is the tentaive list!


S: Hot Stuff by: ]Carly Phillips DONE: 3/22/10
P: The Heartbreaker by:Carly Phillips DONE: 3/21/10
R: Savor the Moment by:Nora Roberts DONE 5/1/10
I:Hot Item by:Carly Phillips DONE 3/26/10
N: Hot Number by: Carly Phillips DONE 3/23/10
G: A Reliable Wife by:Robert Goolrick

ok as for the bonus: Scandal in Spring by: Lisa Kleypas DONE 5/26/10


message 43: by Mojca (last edited Mar 24, 2010 12:11AM) (new)

Mojca | 890 comments Very tentative list...


S = Stella Cameron - Out of Body
P = Past Sins by Debra Webb
R = Rock, Joanne - The Captive
I = Ingrid Weaver - Her Baby's Bodyguard
N = Neggers, Carla - Tempting Fate
G = Gun-Shy Bride by B.J. Daniels

"SPRING" (bonus) =

Out of Body (Court of Angels #1) by Stella Cameron Past Sins (Silhouette Bombshell) by Debra Webb The Captive (Blaze Historicals #6) (Harlequin Blaze #534) by Joanne Rock Her Baby's Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron  Countdown #1) (Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1604) by Ingrid Weaver Tempting Fate by Carla Neggers Gun-Shy Bride (Whitehorse, Montana  Winchester Ranch #1) (Harlequin Intrigue #1198) by B.J. Daniels


message 44: by southpaw285 (last edited Apr 11, 2010 08:58AM) (new)

southpaw285 | 588 comments Count me in. Will post as I go.


RRRC Read the Season - Spring Challenge
Duration: 03/20/10 thru 06/20/10

S = Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery 03.31.10
P = The Price by Joan Johnston
R = (The) Rose and the Sword by Jill Gregory 04.11.10
I = In the Dark by Marliss Melton 04.07.10
N = Naked Edge by Pamela Clare 04.01.10
G =

Bonus: TBD






message 45: by Jacqui (last edited Jun 18, 2010 03:49AM) (new)

Jacqui | 51 comments I'm in. I will post my list as I go as I need to check my tbr pile!

S: The Secret Ingredient by Sally Bee
P: Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green: A Story About Global Warming by Olive O'Brien
R:angel with arritude by Michelle Rowen
I:I heard the owl call my name by Margaret Craven
N: Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
G: The Girl with the Dragon Tattooby Stieg Larsson

Bonus


Gaijinmama | 81 comments Well, one thing for sure, I have my Bonus book!
New Spring by Robert Jordan.
It's a prequel to the very, very long Wheel of Time series.


Carrie  | 373 comments I'm in, post as I go.


Julianna (AuthorJuliannaD) | 1340 comments I'm in too, and will post as I go.


message 49: by Sandy (last edited Mar 11, 2010 11:23AM) (new)

Sandy | 205 comments Here's my list. subject to change of course.

S Shiver
P Personal Demons
R Richelle Mead, Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)
I In Over Her Head
N Need
G Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Bonus:TBD


Melinda (craftymommy) | 766 comments Will fill it in as I read.



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Bonus:


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