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message 1: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (last edited Nov 29, 2011 10:13AM) (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
This challenge will be an ongoing monthly mini-challenge to keep us all motivated to start, (and then continue), some of the many series in our TBR.


Rules:

1) You must read one of each; a 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd book in a series.

2) Any genre of series is acceptable.

3) 'Half-step' short-stories (i.e., shorts in anthologies), do not count.
*For uniformity, the numbering on GR will be the judge of this.*

4) Rereads do count.

5) No more than 2 of the 3 books each month can be from the same series.


message 2: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments Great! I love this challenge. I don't know why. Maybe b/c it is short & sweet and I can whittle away at my series.


message 3: by Lisa Kay (last edited Nov 29, 2011 07:08PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments I'm in, of course.

TLC - ‘As Easy As...1-2-3!’ - December

1. The Hathaways, #1
Mine Till Midnight, by Lisa Kleypas "re-read" via audio
2. The Hathaways, #2
Seduce Me at Sunrise, by Lisa Kleypas "re-read" via audio
3. Harmony, #3
The Comforts of Home, by Jodi Thomas (PB)
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2) by Lisa Kleypas The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas

Alternates:
Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1
Dark Lover, by J.R. Ward (PB & OneClick audio)
A Chet & Bernie Mystery, #1
Dog on It, by Spencer Quinn (OneClick audio)
Kowalski family, #2
Undeniably Yours, by Shannon Stacey (AD)
Kowalski family, #3
Yours to Keep, by Shannon Stacey (AD)
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery, #1) by Spencer Quinn Undeniably Yours (Kowalski Family, #2) by Shannon Stacey Yours to Keep (Kowalski Family, #3) by Shannon Stacey


message 4: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
Yeah I love this challenge too


message 5: by Zakiya (last edited Dec 21, 2011 07:11AM) (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments YUS. So in!! :D Aiming to finish two sets this month.

First Set: 1/3 completed

1. Eragon (Inheritance, #1) by Christopher PaoliniDONE 20/12/2011
2. ttfn (Internet Girls, #2) by Lauren Myracle, CURRENTLY READING
3. Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead

Second Set: 2/3 completed

1. Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead
2. Shimmer (Riley Bloom, #2) by Alyson NoelDONE 7/12/2011
3. Dreamland (Riley Bloom, #3) by Alyson NoelDONE 15/12/2011


Might exchange for...
1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Die for Me (Revenants, #1) by Amy Plum Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi
2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
3. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins


message 6: by Amy ~Lover of Books~ (last edited Dec 31, 2011 04:55PM) (new)

Amy ~Lover of Books~ | 706 comments 3/3 completed

1.) Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor (12/10-3.5 stars)

2.) Dark Passage (Dark Mirror, #2) by M.J. Putney(12/30-4 stars)

3.) Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga, #3) by Colleen Houck (12/16-5 stars) The Hidden (The Hollow, #3) by Jessica Verday(12/3-4 stars)


message 7: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 19, 2011 03:52PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1295 comments Definitely in and will post later.

READ: 3/3

1st: Highborn (Dark Redemption, #1) by Yvonne Navarro12/5 The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) by Karen Mahoney12/6 Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead12/12 Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #1) by Garth Nix12/13 Demons Not Included (Night Tracker, #1) by Cheyenne McCray12/19
2nd: X-Rated Bloodsuckers (Felix Gomez, #2) by Mario Acevedo 12/7
3rd: Twisted (Intertwined, #3) by Gena Showalter12/18


message 8: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
welcome again everyone


message 9: by Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (last edited Dec 21, 2011 09:11PM) (new)

Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (Eclecticfirefly) | 109 comments It's funny - but the last couple of months I've never had a book #3 to read. This month I have 2 of them....

I'm in.....now to try and find a #1.

Completed 2/3

First: Trance 12-16 ****
Second: 99 Coffins: A Historical Vampire Tale 12-8 ****
Third: Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale 12-10 ****1/2

Trance (MetaWars, #1) by Kelly Meding 99 Coffins A Historical Vampire Tale (Vampires, #2) by David Wellington Vampire Zero A Gruesome Vampire Tale (Vampires, #3) by David Wellington


message 10: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments TLC - ‘As Easy As...1-2-3!’ - December


2/3

1. Psy-changeling
Slave to Sensation, by Nalini Singh ★★★★★ PB 12/5
2. Travises
Blue-Eyed Devil, by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★★ audible.com to iPod/Touch 12/7
3. Harmony
The Comforts of Home, by Jodi Thomas (PB)
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas


message 11: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Dec 11, 2011 03:01PM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5800 comments I think I can manage this one this month.

December Mini 123

1. Moon Called, Patricia Briggs 12/11/11
2.
3. At Grave's End,Jeaniene Frost 12/10/11


message 12: by Susan (new)

Susan | 151 comments 1/3 Complete:

1.
2. The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong 12/14
The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2) by Kelley Armstrong


message 13: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
I am reading a first in a series right now so maybe I will be done with it soon


Amy ~Lover of Books~ | 706 comments ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ wrote: "I am reading a first in a series right now so maybe I will be done with it soon"

I've been reading Tiger's Voyage all week because it's a big book of 543 pages and I'm almost done with it. I still need to read my book 2 plus I might read more once I complete all three of these.


message 15: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
I been reading Entwined all week too Amy


Amy ~Lover of Books~ | 706 comments ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ wrote: "I been reading Entwined all week too Amy"

I should write a review on that book since I thought it was an amazing book and post it on my blog.


message 17: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5800 comments I had to add Entwined to my tbr list too that does look good.


message 18: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
Amy ~Lover of Books~ wrote: "❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥ wrote: "I been reading Entwined all week too Amy"

I should write a review on that book since I thought it was an amazing book and post it on my blog."


I finished it a couple of days ago and I loved it


message 19: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
Duration:12/1/2011-12/31/2011
1/3

Series one (book one)
1 Halo 12/7

Series two (book two)
2

Series three (book three)
3.


Halo (Halo, #1) by Alexandra Adornetto


message 20: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments TLC - ‘As Easy As...1-2-3!’ - December


3/3 - Done!

1. Psy-changeling, #1
Slave to Sensation, by Nalini Singh ★★★★★ PB 12/5
2. Travises, #2
Blue-Eyed Devil, by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★★ audible.com to iPod/Touch 12/7
3. English Garden Mystery, #3
The Water Lily Cross, by Anthony Eglin ★★★★✩ HC/Library 12/17
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas The Water Lily Cross by Anthony Eglin


message 21: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments I doubt if I'll repeat this challenge this month, though it is one of my favs. December is just too crazy and I can't believe it is already the 19! Eek! However, we'll see.


message 22: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments I know how you feel, Lisa Kay. This month is zooming by!


message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan | 151 comments 2/3 Complete:

1.Trance by Kelly Meding 12/19
2. The Awakening by Kelly Armstrong 12/14
The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2) by Kelley Armstrong Trance (MetaWars, #1) by Kelly Meding


message 24: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments Congrats, Lisa Kay!


message 25: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments Thanks, Zakiya!


message 26: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
WTG Lisa Kay


message 27: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments Thanks, Lizz!


message 28: by Zakiya (last edited Dec 21, 2011 07:13AM) (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments Finished! Don't think I'll be doing another set, though, sadly.

3/3 completed

1. Eragon (Inheritance, #1) by Christopher PaoliniDONE 20/12/2011
2. Shimmer (Riley Bloom, #2) by Alyson NoelDONE 7/12/2011
3. Dreamland (Riley Bloom, #3) by Alyson NoelDONE 15/12/2011


message 29: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments Congrats, Zakiya!


message 30: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
Awesome Zakiya


message 31: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments Thanks, Lisa Kay and Lizz!


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (Eclecticfirefly) | 109 comments WHOO HOO!!!!! I finally managed to finish this challenge. Of course, I had to see Susan's post to realize that Trance was a #1 in a series.....I'm blaming it on PWCM (Postal Worker Christmas Meltdown).

Completed 2/3

First: Trance 12-16 ****
Second: 99 Coffins: A Historical Vampire Tale 12-8 ****
Third: Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale 12-10 ****1/2

Trance (MetaWars, #1) by Kelly Meding 99 Coffins A Historical Vampire Tale (Vampires, #2) by David Wellington Vampire Zero A Gruesome Vampire Tale (Vampires, #3) by David Wellington


message 33: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments Congrats, Cindy! LOL.


message 34: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments LOL! Congratulations, Cindy!


message 35: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
Awesome Zakiya


message 36: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (KatNHat) | 5800 comments It has been a few months since I got this one done.

1. Moon Called, Patricia Briggs 12/11/11
2. Second Grave on the Left, Darynda Jones 12/22/11
3. At Grave's End,Jeaniene Frost 12/10/11


message 37: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments Congrats, Dawn!


message 38: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
WTG Dawn


message 39: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments Thanks Lizz!

Hip hip hooray for Dawn!! :D


message 40: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
I reading no 2nd or 3th books this month


message 41: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments TLC - ‘As Easy As...1-2-3!’ - December Round II


2/3

1. Charley Davidson
First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones ★★★½✩ AD & audible.com 12/14
2. Animal
Animal Attraction, by Jill Shalvis ★★★★✩ PB 12/19
3. Harmony
The Comforts of Home, by Jodi Thomas (PB) currently reading
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Animal Attraction (Animal, #2) by Jill Shalvis The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas


message 42: by OmG_iTs_LiZaRd, Challenge Addticted (new)

OmG_iTs_LiZaRd | 3367 comments Mod
Wow Lisa Kay just one more


message 43: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments Go Lisa Kay! :D


message 44: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments TLC - ‘As Easy As...1-2-3!’ - December Round II


3/3

1. Charley Davidson
First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones ★★★½✩ AD & audible.com 12/14
2. Animal
Animal Attraction, by Jill Shalvis ★★★★✩ PB 12/19
3. Maiden Lane
Scandalous Desires, by Elizabeth Hoyt ★★★★★ & a Wow! PB 12/28

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Animal Attraction (Animal, #2) by Jill Shalvis Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane #3) by Elizabeth Hoyt


message 45: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments Shuffling things up here a bit, as I finished one before the other.


message 46: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments TLC - ‘As Easy As...1-2-3!’ - December - Round III


1/3

1. Black Dagger Brotherhood
Dark Lover, by Ward , J.R. ★★★★✩ OneClick audio & PB 12/19
2. Colorado Mountain
Sweet Dreams, by Kristen Ashley (Kindle) currently reading
3. Harmony
The Comforts of Home, by Jodi Thomas (PB) currently reading
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2) by Kristen Ashley The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas


message 47: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments You're on a roll, Lisa Kay!


message 48: by Zakiya (last edited Dec 28, 2011 07:59PM) (new)

Zakiya the Walking Butterfly (walkingbutterfly) | 711 comments I think I can actually do a second set this month!

3/3

1. Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail CarrigerDONE 28/12/2011
2. Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott WesterfeldDONE 27/12/2011
3. Blonde Ambition (A-List, #3) by Zoey DeanDONE 28/12/2011


message 49: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments I don't know why, Zakiya, but this is one of my favorite challenges. I think because I like numbers and counting things. LOL! Or just some weird psych thing going on in my brain.


message 50: by Lisa Kay (last edited Dec 28, 2011 02:04PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 623 comments LOL! Looks like we were posting at the same time. You go, Zakiya! Loved Soulless.


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