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message 1: by Tasha (last edited Mar 27, 2009 12:41PM) (new)

Tasha (tasha_avidbookaholic) | 85 comments This challenge can be done quarterly. (February 1- April 30)
You can crossover books from other challenges if you like. The only requirement is that the book was read in 2009.
You can either fill in your challenge and mark them off as you go or fill them in when you read a book that matches one of the criteria.


1.) A book with a "color" in the title:
2.) A book with an "animal" in its title:
3.) A book with a "first name" in its title:
4.) A book with a "place" (city/town/state/country) in its title:
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
6.) A book with a "plant/flower" in its title:
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title:
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:



Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) What's the duration of this challenge? Is it for this month, next month, or the full year?


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments are we reading the books we list, or just listing books?


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♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Oh this is interesting! :D

Great challenges there, wow!


message 5: by Tasha (new)

Tasha (tasha_avidbookaholic) | 85 comments We can do it within a year since there are so many other challenges going on at the moment.

BriansGirl wrote: are we reading the books we list, or just listing books?
Either way is fine, which ever your most comfortable with.


message 6: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Or you could do this quarterly? Just a suggestion :)

Since a year is a LONG time :) hehe


message 7: by Tasha (new)

Tasha (tasha_avidbookaholic) | 85 comments Quarterly is fine too.


Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) I think quarterly sounds good. Let's do it, I'm in!


message 9: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Tasha,

Go ahead and edit your first post to put the duration. That will help the participants a lot.

Quarterly seems to be the popular vote. Do you guys want to start this at Feb up to end of May? So you have three months to complete it?


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments OKay, I'm in. Can we use books from other challenges to fill in this one? I'm also on the A-Z Book and A-Z Author Challenges.


message 11: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Since this is Tasha's idea, I'm going to let Tasha set the rules for it. I'll just help out to facilitate if there are any questions.

Normally, I allow books to crossover challenges, but I'll wait for her to say its okay for this one.


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) That sounds like a plan YZ. Are we using books we've already read for this month( if they fit) or all new books?


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments When does the quarter end?


message 14: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Mar 22, 2009 09:35PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments 1.) A book with a color in the title:
Six White Horses by Janet Dailey 2/19/09
2.) A book with an animal in its title:
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon by Nancy Atherton 3/1/09
3.) A book with a first name in its title:
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King 3/21/09
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
Texas Two-Step (Heart of Texas series #2) by Debbie Macomber 3/22/09
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
A Lotus Grows in the Mud by Goldie Hawn
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
Dr Texas (Heart of Texas #4) by Debbie Macomber
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title:
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
Grandma's Wartime Kitchen World War II and the Way We Cooked by Joanne Lamb Hayes
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:
The Family Bones By Kimberly Raiser

Didn't realize I was reading this in order from top to bottom so far. lol That's purely by accident.


message 15: by Tasha (last edited Apr 07, 2009 02:24PM) (new)

Tasha (tasha_avidbookaholic) | 85 comments 1.) A book with a color in the title:
Red and The Wolf by Evangeline Anderson
2.) A book with an animal in its title:
Rogue Stallion by Diana Palmer
3.) A book with a first name in its title:
Joey's First Time by Carol Lynne
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
Fantasy Bar by Trista Ann Michaels
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
Ben's Wildflower by Carol Lynne
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
The Professor's Secret Passion by M.L. Rhodes
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title:
Made for Two Men by Madison Hayes
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
Sarah's Child by Linda Howard
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:
Risking Her Heart by Liz Allison


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments When does it start? Now? lol Just wondering if what I'm planning on reading this month will count or not.


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tosca (catatonichataholic) | 742 comments Ooh def count me in on this!


message 18: by Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (last edited Apr 04, 2009 08:49PM) (new)

Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) my list
1.Book with color in the Title
Cerulean Sinsby LKH
2. Book with Animal in the Title
Sleeping with the FishesBy MJ Davidson
3. Book with First Name in Title
Nicholas The Lords of Satyr
Elizabeth Amber
4. Book with Place in title
Wolfmates An American Werewolf in Hobokenby Dakota Cassidy
5. Book with Building in title
The Glass Castle A Memoirby Jeanette Walls
6.Book with Plant/Flower in title
Blood Of The Roseby Anya Bast
7. Book with a Profession in title
Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodelby Ronda Thompson
8. Book with Time of Day/Number in title
Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
9. Book with a Relative in title
Aunt Dimity's Deathby Nancy Atheron
10. Book with a body part in title
Bone Crossedby Patricia Briggs



ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments Jael wrote: "Aunt Dimity's Deathby Nancy Atheron.."

I love this series. I've read all of them twice and waiting for the latest to come out this month so I can check it out from the library. I put Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon as my choice for a book with an animal in the title.


Jael ~ *~ Syhren ~* ~ (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejael) I've been meaning to add this to my cozy mysteries TBR but I haven't been reading alot of them as of late. I can't wait to start this series.


message 21: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Feb 06, 2009 10:34AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments It's light hearted fuzzy warm mysteries. lol Once I started I read right through the entire series in like two weeks. To feed my growing appetite for mysteries I then started reading the Pennyslvania Dutch Mysteries by Tamar Myers. They aren't bad, but after awhile, they wore on me a bit and finally I just quit reading them although I've read so many I should finish them. But it's the same as how I'm anxiously awaiting the next Aunt Dimity novel.


Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 1986 comments 1.) A book with a color in the title:
2.) A book with an animal in its title: TIGER TIGER THE X-FILES CHRIS CARTER, LES MARTIN, 1-09
3.) A book with a first name in its title: EVE THE X-FILES BY ELLEN STEIBER, 1-09
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title:
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:


message 23: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Mar 16, 2009 11:02PM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments 1) A book with a colour in the title:
The Cat Who Saw Red- Lilian Jackson Braun - 01 Mar 2009
2) A book with an animal in its title:
The Cat Who Saw Stars - Lilian Jackson Braun - 17 Feb 2009
3) A book with a first name in its title:
Looking for Rachel Wallace - Robert B. Parker - 18 Feb 2009
4) A books with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title :
The Texas Ranger's Twins - Tina Leonard - 01 Mar 2009
5) A book with a building in its title: Pyramids- Terry Pratchett - 17 Mar 2009
6) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
One Pink RoseJulie Garwood - 08 Mar 2009
7) A book with a profession in its title :
The Rebel Doctor's Bride - Sarah Morgan - 26 Feb 2009
8) A book with a time of day or number in its title:
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer - 05 Feb 2009
9) A book with a relative in its title:
Aunt Dimity Snowbound - Nancy Atherton - 27 Feb 2009
10) A book with a body part in its title:
Slow Hands - Leslie Kelly - 19 Feb 2009

Challenge completed on the 17th March 2009


message 24: by Nichole (DirrtyH) (last edited Mar 02, 2009 12:19PM) (new)

Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) 1.) A book with a color in the title: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (April)
2.) A book with an animal in its title: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (April)
3.) A book with a first name in its title: Rebecca by Daphne DeMaurier (March)
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
5.) A book with a “building” in its title: House of Leaves By Mark Danielewski (March)
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole *2/25 -does 'king' count as a profession? I say it does...
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title: The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter (March)
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title: A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix *2/17

After much debate, I finally decided that wings are definitely a body part. The challenge never specified it had to be a "human" body part. :)


message 25: by Annie (last edited Feb 24, 2009 03:18PM) (new)

Annie (themadnessofhamsters) 1.) A book with a color in the title:
Sivler master by Jayne Castle finished 22 Feb
2.) A book with an animal in its title:
The adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson finished 13 Feb - it's teen science fiction
3.) A book with a first name in its title:
Miranda's revenge by Ruth Wind finished 13 Feb
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
The Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey finished 21 Feb
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
The knight and the rose by Isolde Martyn finished 24 Feb
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
Cop on loan by Jeannie Watt finished 14 Feb. Who could resist a book with a 'vigilanted librarian' in the blurb?!
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title:
Hotter after midnight by Cynthia Eden finished 14 Feb
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:

Updated 25 Feb


message 26: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) I'm feeling a tad overwhelmed by all the challenges but I'll take a stab at this one. There will be overlap with other challenges. That's the only way I can participate and not quit my job :)

1.) A book with a color in the title:
2.) A book with an animal in its title: Wolf Tales II by Kate Douglass
3.) A book with a first name in its title: Mona Lisa's Blossoming by Sunny
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title: Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title: The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:



Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) Do you guys think blood could be considered a body part? I know I'll be reading a book with the word blood in the title soon... 3 that I can think of, in fact. :)

Or how about wings? If the wings in question are angel wings. They're part of that angel's body, right?


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments I will admit body part was one of the hardest categories to fill for this one.


Nichole (DirrtyH) (dirtyh) I just don't want to go hunting down books specifically to fill this challenge; I only want to use books already in my TBR or that I'm planning to read soon. Ya know?? It's tougher than I was expecting. :)


message 30: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I know what you mean, Nichole. Right now, I'm doing a pick and choose among the challenges, and finding those that can help me read books that are already in my TBR list....although I'm not exactly opposed to discovering new interesting books and authors.


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments I hear ya Nichole. I did my best with my home library, even breaking out 40 year old romances from boxes stored in the basement. lol Where I needed to fill in the gaps (mostly in the A-Z challenges) I used the local library. I found an old out-of-print book by romantic suspense writer Carla Negger's Apple of My Eye to use. It's an old ectasy romance. When a friend was looking for a book, I suggested the free downloadable ebook (one of 16 Harlequin is giving away for it's 60th anniversary)... a Harlequin blaze novel Slow Hands that you can download here: http://www.harlequincelebrates.com/


message 32: by Barbara ★ (last edited Apr 05, 2009 11:03AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3550 comments 1.) A book with a color in the title:
Jade Dawn, Susannah Leight 2/28 ***
2.) A book with an animal in its title:
Alligator Moon, Joanna Wayne 2/28 ***
3.) A book with a first name in its title:
Mona Lisa Darkening, Sunny 2/6 ****
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
Savannah Blues, Mary Kay Andrews ****
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
The Legacy of Croft Castle, Jean Barrett 2/27 ***
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
The Rose of Blacksword, Rexanne Becnel 2/26 ***
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
Warrior, Cheryl Brooks 2/22 *****
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title:
One Silent Night, Sherrilyn Kenyon 2/9 *****
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
Daughter of Gold, Janeen O'Kerry 2/28
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:
Bone Crossed, Patricia Briggs 2/17 *****
Blood Sins, Kay Hooper 2/21 *****

COMPLETED 3/4


message 33: by Nikki ♥ (last edited Apr 15, 2009 10:58AM) (new)

Nikki ♥ 1.) A book with a color in the title: The Black Dagger Brotherhood:An Insider's Guide by J.R. Ward.
2.) A book with an animal in its title: The Magical Christmas Cat , Anthology
3.) A book with a first name in its title: Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank.
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title: Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day.
5.) A book with a “building” in its title: The Villa , by Nora Roberts.
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title: Scent of Roses by Kat Martin.
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title: Kiss Of A Demon King , Kresley Cole.
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title: Seduce Me At Sunrise , Lisa Kleypas.
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title: Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband by Melissa Mayhue.
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title: Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter.



message 34: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Wow this is tough!
1.) A book with a color in the title:
2.) A book with an animal in its title:
3.) A book with a first name in its title:
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title: Into the Night by Suzanne Brockmann 2/17/09
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title:
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments Stephanie wrote: "Wow this is tough!
"


I think "body part" has given people the most trouble, although "relative" might be close behind.


message 36: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 22, 2009 10:39AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3550 comments Briansgirl wrote: I think "body part" has given people the most trouble, although "relative" might be close behind."

Here's a few ideas:
body part:heart, skin, blood, bones, soul
relative:daughter and aunt


message 37: by A Filthy Youth groupie (last edited Feb 22, 2009 01:39PM) (new)

A Filthy Youth groupie | 24 comments My Uncompleted List
1.) A book with a color in the title: Masquerade A Blue Bloods Novel
2.) A book with an animal in its title:
3.) A book with a first name in its title: Coraline
4.) A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
5.) A book with a “building” in its title:
6.) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
7.) A book with a “profession” in its title:
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title: Size 12 Is Not Fat
9.) A book with a “relative” in its title: What My Mother Doesn't Know
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:


message 38: by Kasia (last edited Apr 04, 2009 01:49PM) (new)

Kasia With the books on my read-in-2009 list, I can already fill in one challenge, yay!

1.) color Kitty and the Silver Bullet
2.) animal Kitty Takes a Holiday
3.) first name A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.) place Kitty Goes to Washington
5.) building The Red Tent
6.) plant War for the Oaks
7.) profession The Historian
8.) time of day/number Fahrenheit 451
9.) relative The Pilot's Wife
10.) body part Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand, (also: The Bone People, Bone Crossed, Blood Lines)

10! check :)



message 39: by Kasia (last edited Apr 04, 2009 01:49PM) (new)

Kasia & on with the fresh stuff (which I doubt I'll finish before end of April)

1.) color White Witch Black Curse
2.) animal Lonesome Dove, (also: Kitty Raises Hell, Cloud of Sparrows)
3.) first name The Adoration of Jenna Fox
4.) place Congo
5.) building The Shack
6.) plant The Scarlet Pimpernel or The Poisonwood Bible
7.) profession The Book Thief
8.) time of day/number Night Season (to read in April: The Rule of Four, Curse the Dawn)
9.) relative The Memory Keeper's Daughter, also Little Brother
10.) body part The Lovely Bones




message 40: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Wow, Kasia. Done already with first set, and on to the second one! Great job.


message 41: by Annie (new)

Annie (themadnessofhamsters) 1.)A book with a color in the title:
Silver master by Jayne Castle finished 22 Feb
2.)A book with an animal in its title:
The adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson finished 13 Feb
3.)A book with a first name in its title:
Miranda's revenge by Ruth Wind finished 13 Feb
4.)A book with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title:
The Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey finished 21 Feb
5.)A book with a “building” in its title:
Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn finished 27 Feb
6.)A book with a plant/flower in its title:
The knight and the rose by Isolde Martyn finished 24 Feb
7.)A book with a “profession” in its title:
Cop on loan by Jeannie Watt finished 14 Feb
8.)A book with a “time of day” or "number" in its title:
Hotter after midnight by Cynthia Eden finished 14 Feb
9.)A book with a “relative” in its title:
A father's sacrifice by Mallory Kane finished 26 Feb
10.) A book with a “body part” in its title:
Tongue in chic by Christina Dodd finished 2 Mar
All done!


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments Wow Annie. Well done.


message 43: by Kasia (new)

Kasia goodie, I'm not the only one that's done with this challenge ;)


message 44: by Annie (new)

Annie (themadnessofhamsters) It saves me from doing my real work - like tidying the house, reading all the new children's/teens/New Zealand books I'm supposed to read... and gives purpose for my reading for fun, so I feel justified taking time out.


message 45: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Great job, Annie!


message 46: by Amy (last edited Mar 28, 2009 10:21AM) (new)

Amy | 60 comments Is it too late to join? I wasn't sure that I will be able to do the challenge but giving the speed that I'm reading I will give it a try.

1.) A book with a color: Something Blue by Emily Giffin
2.) A book with an animal: Cry Woof by Patricia Briggs
3.) A book with a first name: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
4.) A book with a place: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
5.) A book with a “building”:
6.) A book with a plant/flower: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
7.) A book with a “profession”: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
8.) A book with a “time of day” or "number":The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
9.) A book with a “relative”: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
10.) A book with a “body part”: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

I still have to think about book with building and plant on the title..


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

this one runs (February 1- April 30) so ur in time :)


message 48: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Mar 22, 2009 07:57AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I'm going to see if I can finish this by April.

1. color: Forever Blue by Suzanne Brockmann finished 3/1
2. animal: The Magical Christmas Cat (anthology)
3. first name: Gabriel's Ghost by Linnea Sinclair finished 3/6
4. place: Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day finished 3/21
5. building: Club Dead by Charlaine Harrisfinished 3/7
6. plant/flower: Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
7. profession: Bodyguard by Suzanne Brockmann
8. number: One Foot in the Grave by Jeanine Frost
9. relative: The Demon's Daughter by Emma Holly
10. body part: Bloodbound by Patricia Briggsfinished 3/15


message 49: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments 1) A book with a colour in the title:
The Cat Who Saw Red- Lilian Jackson Braun - 01 Mar 2009
2) A book with an animal in its title:
The Cat Who Saw Stars - Lilian Jackson Braun - 17 Feb 2009
3) A book with a first name in its title:
Looking for Rachel Wallace - Robert B. Parker - 18 Feb 2009
4) A books with a place (city/town/state/country) in its title :
The Texas Ranger's Twins - Tina Leonard - 01 Mar 2009
5) A book with a building in its title: Pyramids- Terry Pratchett - 17 Mar 2009
6) A book with a plant/flower in its title:
One Pink RoseJulie Garwood - 08 Mar 2009
7) A book with a profession in its title :
The Rebel Doctor's Bride - Sarah Morgan - 26 Feb 2009
8) A book with a time of day or number in its title:
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer - 05 Feb 2009
9) A book with a relative in its title:
Aunt Dimity Snowbound - Nancy Atherton - 27 Feb 2009
10) A book with a body part in its title:
Slow Hands - Leslie Kelly - 19 Feb 2009

Challenge completed on the 17th March 2009


message 50: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments Wow I have completed a challenge ! I enjoyed this challenge and it got me to finish a book I have been trying to read for ages !


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