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                                                                      ~ August Challenge ~

Rules: Read six (6) books, choosing four (4) from the options below and two (2) as Reader’s Choice.

Duration: August 1st through August 31st

August 3rd - National Watermelon Day
Read something with a pink, green, or black cover. Or has a watermelon on the cover.

August 5th - Sisters Day
Read a book about sisters.

August 10th - National S’mores Day & the 30th is Toasted Marshmallow Day
Read something with a fire on the cover, has a white or black (for burnt) cover, or a hero who is a closet marshmallow.

August 14th - VJ Day
Read something set in the WWII era.

August 25th - Kiss and Make Up Day
Read a book with kissing taking place on the cover.

August 26th - National Dog Day
Read a book with a dog on the cover or where a dog plays a major/pivotal role in the story.

August 27th - Just Because Day
Read a book just because you want to!

August 28th - Race Your Mouse Day
Read a book with a mouse on the cover (live or computer). Or has a race take place within the storyline.

National Eye Exam Month
Read a book with a large eye on the cover. Or where the hero or heroine wears spectacles.

Peach Month
Read a book with a peach colored cover, a woman in a peach colored dress, or has a peach on the cover.

National Picnic Month
Read a book with a picnic basket on the cover.

It’s the eighth month!
Read the eighth book in a series. Or read a book that starts with “H” - the eighth letter of the alphabet.

Or Spell-It-Out
Using book titles, series title, authors’ first or last names, pick and spell a word, at least four letters long, that reminds you of August. You may ignore the definite and indefinite articles (a, an, the, etc.), if you wish.
August, book, read, melon, picnic, basket, kiss, eyes, peach, just, mouse, dogs, sister

EXAMPLE

0/6

K. - Kenner, Julie = The Spy Who Loves Me
I. -   In Death, #8 Conspiracy in Death, by J.D. Robb
S. - Stephanie Perkins = Anna and the French Kiss
S. - Stardust of Yesterday, by Lynn Kurland
Reader's Choice: Bonds of Justice, by Nalini Singh
Reader's Choice: H Is for Homicide, by Sue Grafton

The Spy Who Loves Me by Julie Kenner Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8) by J.D. Robb Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Stardust of Yesterday by Lynn Kurland Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh H Is for Homicide by Sue Grafton

Don’t forget to add your books to the RLftCI group 2,012 in 2012 Book Count Challenge.
More info here . If you're already a part of this group challenge, don’t forget to tag these with the appropriate bookshelf!

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Night Swimmer (Online Elf) | 2198 comments

Leslie 6/6 - Done!
Lisa Kay 6/6 - Done!
Susan 6/6 - Done!
Joann 6/6 - Done!
Elishia 6/6 - Done!
CaroB 6/6 - Done!
Shosho 7/6 - Done!
Jenny 6/6 - Done!
Gisela 6/6 - Done!
Robin 6/6 - Done!
Lauren 6/6 - Done!
Christine 6/6 - Done!
Laura 1/6
Kyra 6/6 - Done!
Bookcrazy 6/6 - Done! (Chunkster @ 700 pgs counts as 2!)
Susanne 6/6 - Done!
Lara 6/6 - Done!
Jenn 6/6 - Done!
Midu 11/6 - Done!?
Cathy 6/6 - Done!
Jennifer 4/6
Dawn 8/6 - Done!
Jessi 6/6 - Done!
Adele 5/8
Jennie 1/6
Valorie 6/6 - Done!
Turtlecollector 6/6 - Done!






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Night Swimmer (Online Elf) | 2198 comments Thanks for finding this, Miss Susan. It was fun to do.


August 31


August 16


August 12


August 9


August 8


August 7


August 2


July 31


July 27


July 25


July 22nd



message 4: by ~Leslie~ (last edited Jul 25, 2012 09:11AM) (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 804 comments I'm in, just have to figure out what I'm going to read. Looks good!!


Duration:8/1/12 - 8/31/12

0/6

National Watermelon Day
A Fall of Water

Kiss and Make Up Day
Sweet Release

Peach Month
The Peach Keeper

It’s the eighth month!
Secrets in the Shadow(T.L. Haddix)

Free Choice #1:Witness in Death
Free Choice #2:One Foot in the Grave


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 16580 comments I'm in, too. And "ditto" on figuring out what I'm going to read.


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Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 5890 comments I'm in! Lots to choose from for August!


Joann | 491 comments You all know I'm working on my list right now :)


message 8: by Elishia (last edited Aug 12, 2012 11:11AM) (new)

Elishia | 2476 comments i'm in.

Duration: 1/8/12 - 31/8/12

6/6
August 3rd - National Watermelon Day
Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) by Kristen Ashley 06/08/12
Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) by Kristen Ashley 12/08/12
Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs12/08/12

August 10th - National S’mores day.
Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11) by Nalini Singh 05/08/12
The Abandoned (Graveyard Queen #0.5) by Amanda Stevens 01/08/12



Readers Choice:

Sweet Dreams 09/08/12


CaroB (CarobSimms) | 5491 comments Joann wrote: "You all know I'm working on my list right now :)"

LOL! You're in good company Joann!


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CaroB (CarobSimms) | 5491 comments Oh, and I'm in!

~ RLFTCI: August Challenge ~
1-Aug-12 to 31-Aug-12

0/6 Complete

Milan, Courtney: Unclaimed
E: Explosive by Beth Kerry
Lady Julia, series: TBA
One Pink Rose by Julie Garwood
Nora Roberts: Endings and Beginning
Readers' Choice: Snowfall by Lainey Reese


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ShoSho  (shoshost) | 6209 comments I'm in :-)


message 12: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (last edited Aug 27, 2012 07:01PM) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 5890 comments Here's the beginning of my list...

RLFtCI - August Challenge

5/6

white cover The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
8th book in a series Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
Peach Month The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen 8/27/12
Marshmallow Day Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost 8/21/12 (cause I think Bones is a Marshmallow when it comes to Cat)
white and black cover At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost 8/1/12
reader's choice Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase 8/3/12
reader's choice Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole 8/4/12

READ:
At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Silk Is For Seduction (The Dressmakers, #1) by Loretta Chase Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

TO READ:
The Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy, #1) by Robin Bridges Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh


Jenny (Jyl22075) | 2331 comments I'm in! I have a tentative list ready to go.

August Challenge

0/6

1. National Watermelon Day:
Heiress in Love
2. Toasted Marshmallow Day: How to Dance with a Duke
3. National Dog Day: Love is a Four-Legged Word
4. Just Because Day: Boy Meets Girl
5. Reader's Choice: Hearts of Darkness
6. Reader's Choice: Biting Cold

Heiress in Love (Ministry of Marriage, #1) by Christina Brooke How to Dance with a Duke (Ugly Ducklings, #1) by Manda Collins Love is a Four-Legged Word by Kandy Shepherd Boy Meets Girl (Boy, #2) by Meg Cabot Hearts of Darkness (Deadglass, #1) by Kira Brady Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill

Reader's Choice Alternates:
A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, #2) by Cecilia Grant To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt


message 14: by Gisela, Moderator (last edited Jul 26, 2012 09:14AM) (new)

Gisela (chicadorlando) | 2088 comments I'm in! I usually post as I go but I know I'll read this one!

August Challenge 0/6

1. eighth book - Bonds of Justice

2. just because - Ravishing the Heiress

Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh Ravishing the Heiress (Fitzhugh Trilogy, #2) by Sherry Thomas


♥Robin ♥ (Scoobydoo0811) | 823 comments I'm in!!! Looks like a fun challenge. Will be back later and post some books ☺


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♥Robin ♥ (Scoobydoo0811) | 823 comments ~ August Challenge ~

Duration: August 1st through August 31st

Books Read: 6/6

✔1.August 3rd - National Watermelon Day
Read something with a pink, green, or black cover.
1. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison

✔2. August 10th - National S’mores Day & the 30th is Toasted Marshmallow Day
Read a book with a white cover.
1. The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) by Jenny Han

✔3. August 14th - VJ Day
Read something set in the WWII era.
1. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

✔4. August 27th - Just Because Day
Read a book just because you want to!
1. All Fall Down

All Fall Down by Megan Hart

✔5. Reader's Choice:

1. Trapped 8/3
2. If I Stay 8/27

Trapped by Michael Northrop If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman


Lauren (MsThestral) | 1160 comments I'm in. Will post back with the ones I want to read.


message 18: by Christine (Cagnes) (last edited Aug 12, 2012 07:38AM) (new)

Christine (Cagnes) (cagnes) | 54 comments Romance Lovers for the Challenge-Impaired
August Challenge
Duration: 8/1/12 - 8/31/12

5/6


1. National Watermelon Day (green cover): Breathe by Kristen Ashley (8/7)
2. Toasted Marshmallow Day (white cover): The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis (8/10)
3. Just Because Day: Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas (8/12)
4. Eighth Month (starts with “H”): Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis (reading)
5. Reader’s Choice: The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (8/5)
6. Reader’s Choice: Once in a Blue Moon by Penelope Williamson (8/11)

Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4) by Kristen Ashley The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2) by Jill Shalvis Dream Lake (Friday Harbor, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis The Great Escape (Wynette, Texas, #7) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Once in a Blue Moon by Penelope Williamson


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Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 5890 comments oooh, Leslie, we think alike! I was going to add The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen to my list for this month :)


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Night Swimmer (Online Elf) | 2198 comments Hyperlinks have been added, ladies. Please let me know if there are any errors. And, Good Luck!

August 28th - Race Your Mouse Day
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♥Robin ♥ (Scoobydoo0811) | 823 comments Elishia wrote: "i'm in.

Duration: 1/8/12 - 31/8/12

0/6
August 3rd - National Watermelon Day
Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) by Kristen Ashley

August 10th - National S’mores day.
Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

August 26th - National ..."


I liked Radiance (Riley Bloom, #1) by Alyson Noel and maybe I should read Shimmer (Riley Bloom, #2) by Alyson Noeltoo. Would be the perfect time ☺


Laura (lglovett) This sounds easy I am going to give it a go!


♥Robin ♥ (Scoobydoo0811) | 823 comments I am having trouble making my list as there are so many good choices for this month LOL

Why oh why must you all do this to me LOLOLOL ☺☺☺☺


message 24: by Laura (last edited Aug 13, 2012 07:00AM) (new)

Laura (lglovett) Here is the list!

1/6 Completed

1. Bespectacled Heroine (National Eye Exam Month)- Jude's Law
2. Green on the cover (National Watermelon Day)-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
3. Just Because Day- 11/22/63
4. Kiss and Make Up Day-The Lucky One
5. Reader's Choice-The Forgotten Garden
6. Reader's Choice-Archangel's Consort


Jude's Law (Law, #1) by Lori Foster The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 11/22/63 by Stephen King The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Archangel's Consort  (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh


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This sounds like fun! Count me in! I'll pick out some books tonight. :)


CaroB (CarobSimms) | 5491 comments what's a closet marshmallow?


message 27: by Susan (susayq ~), Moderator (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 5890 comments CaroB wrote: "what's a closet marshmallow?"

I wondered the same thing LOL


CaroB (CarobSimms) | 5491 comments oh good, I thought it might have been an Americanism.


Jenny (Jyl22075) | 2331 comments I thought it meant something like the hero is all big and strong on the outside, but inside they are totally sweet and fluffy. LOL


Laura (lglovett) Jenny wrote: "I thought it meant something like the hero is all big and strong on the outside, but inside they are totally sweet and fluffy. LOL"

Thats what I thought too, but I wasn't entirely sure.


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Jenny wrote: "I thought it meant something like the hero is all big and strong on the outside, but inside they are totally sweet and fluffy. LOL"

This is how I took it. :)


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Here's my list!

6/6 Completed

Eight Month (starts with "H") Handyman
Just Because Day Faith & Fidelity
National Watermelon Day Burning up Flint
Kiss and Make Up Day Worlds Apart
Reader's Choice More
Reader's Choice Colters' Woman

More by Sloan Parker Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy, #1) by Maya Banks Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #1) by Tere Michaels Worlds Apart by Barbara Elsborg Burning up Flint (Cyborg Seduction, #1) by Laurann Dohner Handyman by Claire Thompson


~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 804 comments Susan (susayq) wrote: "oooh, Leslie, we think alike! I was going to add The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen to my list for this month :)"
I have never read any of her work and have been wanting to for awhile. And Susan, I knew we thought alike!!


Lauren (MsThestral) | 1160 comments August Challenge
Complete: 0/6

1. Kiss and Make Up Day: It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare
2. National Dog Day: Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
3. Just Because Day: About That Night by Julie James
4. It’s the eighth month! The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter

Reader's Choice #1: Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
Reader's Choice #1: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

It Happened One Bite (Regency Vampyre Trilogy, #1) by Lydia Dare Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1) by Jill Shalvis About That Night (FBI / US Attorney, #3) by Julie James The Darkest Surrender  (Lords of the Underworld, #8) by Gena Showalter Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #8) by Kresley Cole


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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 16580 comments Jenny wrote: "I thought it meant something like the hero is all big and strong on the outside, but inside they are totally sweet and fluffy. LOL"

You got it, Jenny!

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Jennifer Westall | 53 comments Okay, so I failed the July challenge miserably, only completing two of the books I set out to read. But what I love about this group is that you can always try again! So August is going to be the month that I actually complete a challenge!! Of course, I have no idea what I'm going to read! I'll get back to you...


message 37: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 16580 comments So very true, Jennifer! Welcome to the challenge.


message 38: by Jennifer (last edited Jul 25, 2012 02:19PM) (new)

Jennifer Westall | 53 comments Okay, here goes...

A. The Mercy Seat (Alvetta)
U. Untraceable
G. The Fault in Our Stars (green)
U. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever(Reader's Choice, nothing to do with U here)
S. It's Not About Me (Sutton)
T. Easy (Tammara)

May not read them in that order, but there they are. Now come on, Jen!!! Finish a challenge!!!!!!

But finish The Divorce Club first since it's still July!


Night Swimmer (Online Elf) | 2198 comments More "Howdies!" to you lovely ladies. Welcome. Hyperlinks have been added to Post #2, ya'll. Please let me know if there are any errors. I also added your names to the new Wordle in Post #3.

August 30th - Toasted Marshmallow Day - Marshmallow Gun



Laura (lglovett) Leslie wrote: "Susan (susayq) wrote: "oooh, Leslie, we think alike! I was going to add The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen to my list for this month :)"
I have never read any of her work and have been wanting to for aw..."


This was one of the BOM for July in another group I am in. I thought it was very well written and while perhaps not very original in plot, still very interesting and fun.


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CaroB (CarobSimms) | 5491 comments Jenny wrote: "I thought it meant something like the hero is all big and strong on the outside, but inside they are totally sweet and fluffy. LOL"

Oh, in that case, I LOVE closet marshmallows! Though I prefer them gooey :-)


Elishia | 2476 comments Robin wrote: "Elishia wrote: "i'm in.

Duration: 1/8/12 - 31/8/12

0/6
August 3rd - National Watermelon Day
Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) by Kristen Ashley

August 10th - National S’mores day.
Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

August ..."


They've been sitting on my shelf for a few years at least i'll actually get around to reading them now.


Jenny (Jyl22075) | 2331 comments @Kyra - I'll be interested to hear what you think of More than Meets the Ink (Bowen, #1) by Elle Aycart. I have it on my rather epic wish list. I also look forward to your thoughts on Hot Head. It wasn't a favorite of mine, but so many people absolutely LOVE that book.

@Lauren - I can't wait to hear what you think of the Jill Shalvis book. I have the second book in the series, but haven't been able to find that one yet.


Elishia | 2476 comments Jenny wrote: "@Kyra - I'll be interested to hear what you think of More than Meets the Ink (Bowen, #1) by Elle Aycart. I have it on my rather epic wish list. I also look forward to your thoughts on Hot Head. It wasn't a favori..."

Same here I have it on my list as well. I know what you mean about hot head. I liked it but when I compare it to other books it does seem a bit of a silly storyline.


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More than Meets the Ink (Bowen, #1) by Elle Aycart came highly recommended to me. Plus, it's supposed to have the best dirty talk around. Sold me!! ;) I think I might start with that one.

Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede I've had on my Kindle for forever, and kept passing it up. Hopefully, I enjoy it enough to at least stay interested. LOL I sounds like a good storyline, and (like both of you) I keep seeing people raving about it.


Jenny (Jyl22075) | 2331 comments Kyra wrote: "More than Meets the Ink (Bowen, #1) by Elle Aycart came highly recommended to me. Plus, it's supposed to have the best dirty talk around. Sold me!! ;) I think I might start with that one.

Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede I..."


Ah, now you are making me want to buy it. I'm always looking for good dirty talk in books. So much of it comes off as silly.

@Elishia, you summed up my thoughts on Hot Head pretty much. I've read m/m that I liked way more that didn't get half the raves that Hot Head got.


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@Jenny - I'll let you know what I think. No sense wasting your money if it turns out to be a dud. :)


message 48: by Jessi (last edited Aug 27, 2012 04:10AM) (new)

Jessi (PixiBell) | 72 comments 6/6 Complete

*National Watermelon Day: Green Eyed Envy
*National S’mores Day/Toasted Marshmallow Day: Playing With Fire
*Just Because Day: Mortal Sins
*It’s the eighth month!: Death Magic
*Reader's Choice: Biting Cold
*Reader's Choice: Blackhearted Betrayal

Green Eyed Envy (Shades of Fury, #2) by Kasey MacKenzie Playing With Fire (Silver Dragons, #1) by Katie MacAlister Mortal Sins (World of the Lupi, #5) by Eileen Wilks Death Magic (World of the Lupi, #8) by Eileen Wilks Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Blackhearted Betrayal (Shades of Fury, #3) by Kasey MacKenzie




Elishia | 2476 comments Same here.I only look at ratings from friends now because I've been put off by some low ratings then loved the books. Check your email :-)


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LOL Got it, Elishia. I was so busy chatting, I didn't see the request come through. ;)


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