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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Mar 09, 2010 02:30PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Another inspired idea by Tasha, the challenge is to read books which first letters spell out your name. You can use first name, nickname, last name or complete's your choice.

It will look like this, again using Tasha's as an example.

T: Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh
A: Assignment by Evangeline Anderson
S: Strictly Taboo by Jaid Black
H: Hot Spot by Susan Johnson
A: Amaryllis by Jayne Castle

Duration: Three-month period
Be sure to put the beginning date and the end date once you post your tentative list.

message 2: by Paula (last edited Jun 08, 2009 10:01AM) (new)

Paula (paulaan) Read my Name:
P - Paradise Valley - Robyn Carr Feb 09
A - Angels Blood - Nalina Singh Mar 09
U - Unfair Advantage - Qwillia Rain Apr 09
L - Lover Ahvenged - JR Ward
A - Ashes of Midnight - Lara Adrian Jun 09

message 3: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Mar 22, 2009 08:56AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Read my name:

K - Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang! The Unoffical James Bond 007 Film Companion by Alan Barnes 2/27/09
A - Allen, Tim - Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man 3/22/09
T - The Thawing of Mara by Janet Dailey 2/10/09
E - Eating for England The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at the Table by Nigel Slater

B - Born to Be Riled by Jeremy Clarkson
R - Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King 3/21/09
I - I Know You Got Soul by Jeremy Clarkson 2/10/09
A - Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon by Nancy Atherton 3/1/09
N - New Europe by Michael Palin
S - Sudden Fire by Elizabeth Oldfield 2/20/09
G - Grandma's Wartime Kitchen World War II and the Way We Cooked by Joanne Lamb Hayes
I - I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny by Bob Newhart 2/8/09
R - Recipes & Wooden Spoons (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn) by Judy Baer
L - Lone Star Baby(Heart of Texas #6) by Debbie Macomber

message 4: by Unapologetic_Bookaholic (last edited May 30, 2009 08:35PM) (new)

Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 1986 comments Oh this is cool!

Full name (we'll see how far I get)

D-eathbringer by Bryan Smith 2/09
A- Promise of romance by Kyoko Akitsu and Tooko Miyagi , 3/09
A-nderson, Laurie Halse (Catalyst), 4-09
O-ne foot in the grave by Jeaniene Frost, 3-09

P-assion Unleashed by Larissa Ione 4-09
G-ardner, Kimberly Phoenix Rising 3-22-09
D-and Marton (Sheik Seduction) 5-09

message 5: by ♥Tricia♥ (last edited Apr 03, 2009 05:57PM) (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 407 comments Ok I am in for this one but I need to find books to match it yet :) Will edit once I do.
Ok screw last names mine is just too long lol


T - Touch the Dark - Karen Chance

R - Ravens Shadow - Patricia Briggs

I - Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

C - Changeling - Yasmine Galenorn


A - At the Edge - Cait London

Wow I am sucking so far for this challenge :( Hopefully I will get better!

message 6: by Melissa (last edited May 30, 2009 03:25PM) (new)

Melissa | 1242 comments M - Monster by A. Lee Martinez

E - Earth Hive by Steve Perry

L - Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

I - Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu

S - Storm Front by Jim Butcher

S - Swimming Without a Net by Mary Janice Davidson

A - Ain't Myth Behaving by Katie MacAlister

B - Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

R - The Royal Mess by Mary Janice Davidson

Y - You Don't Know Jack by Erin McCarthy

A - Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day

N - Naughty Neighbor by Janet Evanovich

message 7: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments I'm always up for an excuse to read more books...but I will probably need help with my first name..LOL..

Y - You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister 2/22/09
Z - Zack by Cheyenne McCray

S - Seduced by Magic by Cheyenne McCray
T - Tapestry (anthology)
E - (An) Enchanted Season (anthology) - 3/6/09
R - Rode Hard, Put Up Wet by Lorelie James
L - Long Hard Ride by Lorelie James
I - If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
N - Night Life by Caitlin Kittredge
G - Gabriel's Ghost by Linnea Sinclair - 3/5/09

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Yz wrote: "I'm always up for an excuse to read more books...but I will probably need help with my first name..LOL..

Why not check out the A-Z Book Challenge and see what everyone's listed for Y and Z. For Z I choose Zoya by Danielle Steele.

message 9: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Yz wrote: "I'm always up for an excuse to read more books...but I will probably need help with my first name..LOL.."

For Y you could go with: You Slay Me - MacAlister, it's PNR, and quite popular...

message 10: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Feb 07, 2009 12:28PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments BriansGirl,

I can't handle Danielle offense..LOL...

I have You Slay Me as the book picked for me by Glori in Tricia's Pick It For Me Challenge. I'm hoping not to duplicate...but I guess, I can put that in...until I find another one..

message 11: by Kasia (last edited Feb 07, 2009 01:18PM) (new)

Kasia ok, so I haven't read those... but this is what I was looking up for my A-Z challenge for Y:

You Don't Know Jack - Erin McCarthy
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
You Suck: A Love Story - Christopher Moore
The Year My Sister Got Lucky - Aimee Friedman
You Can't Go Home Again - Thomas Wolfe
You Shall Know Our Velocity - Eggers

message 12: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Thanks Kasia..great list..I'm leaning towards the Christopher Moore book...although I have to read the first one first.."Bloodsucking Fiends".

message 13: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Feb 07, 2009 01:21PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Yz wrote: "BriansGirl,

I can't handle Danielle offense..LOL...

No offense taken. I'm not a Danielle Steele fan either. I have 6 of her books because I got them as part of my $1/bag sales. I can't remember reading any of them yet. Then again, Z was such a hard letter to find a book for... I figured I could try one.

message 14: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments My Mom read Zoya a long time ago, when I was a little girl. If I can remember correctly, she is some sort of Russian royalty..or something.

Thanks for the suggestion though...I appreciate it.

Now, on for the search for the Z-book...LOL..

message 15: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) YZ how about Zack
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message 16: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Feb 07, 2009 02:11PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments that sounds like something I would read. I'm taking it..LOL...

Thanks, Paula.

message 17: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1242 comments Last names too? O. K. You twisted my arm.

message 18: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments LOL...Doesn't take much to do it...LOL

I just added my last name, coz I only have 2 letters for my first name...LOL..

message 19: by Lori (last edited Mar 04, 2009 03:31PM) (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) This is fun. I have no idea how I'm going to keep up with all of these challenges but I sure am going to try. Edit: 3/3 changed my list.

L - Lyon: Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
O - One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
R - Raine: Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
I - In The Blood by Adrian Phonix

B - Bound by Blood by Jordon Lane
L - Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
A - At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost
N - Nicholas: Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
T - The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter
I - If You Desire by Kresley Cole
N - Not in Kansas by R.G. Alexander

message 20: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments LOL..Lori, this one is good until June, if you just chip away at it every'll be good.

message 21: by Kasia (last edited Apr 17, 2009 03:34AM) (new)

Kasia 5 more books to add to my AZ challenges (no duplicating)= 57, yay!

[image error] The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Stray (Werecats, Book 1) by Rachel Vincent I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
K.....Kitty Raises Hell - Carrie Vaughn
A.....The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
S......Stray (changed from Shogun)
I.......I Capture the Castle (changed from Imperium)
A......The Adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson


(I've made a few changes and I'm done, now I can start stressing about other challenges...)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) I've tried reading Shogun several times. I've gotten at least half way through but I never seem to be able to finish it for some reason. It's been at least 15+ years since I've picked it up though.

message 23: by Kasia (new)

Kasia BriansGirl wrote: "I've tried reading Shogun several times...."

Ohh... now you're scarring me :). I've read King Rat by Clavell few years back, and loved it. So I hope this is readable. In the worst case I'll chuck it after 50 pages

message 24: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Feb 08, 2009 08:40AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) I've read King Rat at least twice. :0)
I could probably get through Shogun if I tried again. Maybe I was too young for such a thick book when I tried 20 years ago to read it. It is, after all, 1210 pages. (And mines a paperback, lol, so it's 2 inches thick.) It's one of those books that eventually I'd like to finish reading but I'd have to start over again since I don't remember anything 20 years later.

message 25: by Kasia (new)

Kasia BriansGirl wrote: "I've read King Rat at least twice. :0)

lol... it's a challenge I give you that!

message 26: by LibraryLass (last edited Mar 08, 2009 03:20PM) (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments Wow! Another challenge. I am not sure how I will go with any of them as I am definitely an impulse reader. But what the heck I can give it a go (and unlike Kasia I'll be cross-challenging). I can't bring myself to lock in what I'll read but will fill and edit as i go.



N Nine lives by Sharon Sala

D Dark prince by Christine Feehan








message 27: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 08, 2009 03:45PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3498 comments

B - Betrayed - Jamie Leigh Hansen 2/10
A - Angels' Blood - Nalini Singh 4/5
R - Rogue - Cheryl Brooks 3/17
B - Blood Sins - Kay Hooper 2/21
A - A Highlander of Her Own - Melissa Mayhue 2/11
R - Ravenous The Dark Forgotten - Sharon Ashwood 2/15
A - Any Given Doomsday - Lori Handeland 2/10

J - J is for Judgment - Sue Grafton 4/30
O - Outlander - Diana Gabaldon 5/8

S - Scandalous Spirits - C.B. Scott 2/16
I - Immortal Bad Boys - Rebecca York 2/19
S - The Second Chance - Jaclyn Reding 3/24
L - Lord of the Nile - Constance O'Banyon 2/27
I - Inkheart - Cornelia Funke 2/25
A - All I Want - Sally Painter 4/11
N - Night After Night - Kathryn Smith 2/6


message 28: by Sarah ~Sehrenity~ (last edited May 04, 2009 03:39PM) (new)

Sarah ~Sehrenity~ | 367 comments S-Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd
A-Amazon's Curse by Gena Showalter
R-A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix
A-As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason
H-Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Yay! I finished!

message 29: by Stephanie (last edited Feb 10, 2009 08:48AM) (new)


S-Stranger (Megan Hart)
T- Talk Me Down (Victoria Dahl)
E-Every Breath You Take (Judith McNaught)
P-Paradise (Judith McNaught)
H-Head Over Heels (Susan Anderson)
A-Almost Like Being in Love (Christina Dodd)
N-Natural Born Charmer (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)
I-In the Dark (Marliss Melton)
E-Edge of Danger (Cherry Adair)

message 30: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne Wow, this could be fun, but will probably take a while! I'm probably going to need some suggestions for books that start with an "E". I need 6 of them! So far, here are the books that I plan on:

K - Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn
E - Embrace the Night by Karen Chance
L - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
L -
E -
Y -

A - Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
N - Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
N - Night Life by Caitlin Kittredge
E -

S - Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
E -
V -
E -
R -
I -
N -
S -
E -
N -

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

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Kelley Anne,

You have until June 30 to complete this challenge, so that should be around 5 months from now...LOL..

Some books that starts with E that I can think of are the following:

Ecstasy by Jacquelyn Frank (her first book for her new Shadowdweller series)

Eternal Pleasure by Nina Bangs ( first book also in a series...interesting get heroes with dinosaur soul just have to check it out..LOL..)

Two anthologies I haven't read: An Enchanted Season and Eternal Lover.

If you like chick-lit with a PNR twist, you can also try Enchanted, Inc. or if you like Young Adult fantasy, Eragon. Listen to it in audio, it's better.

message 32: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1242 comments I could only come up with a few chick lit titles that I've read that start with E:

Every Woman For Herself - Trisha Ashley
English As a Second Language - Megan Crane
Everyone Else's Girl - Megan Crane

message 33: by Kasia (new)

Kasia here are a few that i've read / plan to read:

Everyone Worth Knowing - Weisberger
Every Which Way But Dead - Harrison (3rd in series)
Ender's Game
Equal Rites - Pratchett
Eric - Pratchett
Enigma - Harris

with Pratchett it's all part of series, but as far as I remember you don't have to read them in order, cause the main character changes from book to book...

message 34: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) Kaisa, I loved Enders Game. A friend of mine gave me that book last June and it, and Twilight, got me hooked on reading again.

message 35: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) Kelly Anne, here are a few "E" books that I found on my list...

Embrace the Night
Elijah(3rd in the series)
Embrace the Night(3rd in the series)

message 36: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Enders Game is in my AZ challenge & I've heard soooooo many good things about it ;)

And it's funny, cause I got back to reading around last June as well, just in my case it was Sookie that got me hooked (but Twilight followed right after). Small world.

message 37: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne Thanks for the suggestions! That helps a lot!

message 38: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Jun 01, 2009 12:18PM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments With all the other challenges going on and I don't get as much time to read as I would like I'm just going to try first and middle names and add more if I can later !

J - Julie Garwood (One Pink Rose) 08/03/09

A - A Stitch in Time (Monica Ferris) 03/03/09

N - New Moon (Stephenie Meyer) 29/01/09

E - Eclipse (Stephenie Meyer) 31/01/09

L - Looking for Rachel Wallace - (Robert B Parker) 18/02/09

O - (An) Officer and a millionaire - (Maureen Child) 06/03/09

U - Unraveled Sleeve (Monica Ferris) 30/03/09

I - The Island - (Victoria Hislop) 13/01/09

S - Shopaholic and baby (Sophie Kinsella) 26/02/09

E - Early Autumn (Robert B Parker) 03/04/09

B - Braun, Lilian Jackson (The Cat Who Saw Stars) 17/02/09

U - Under The Mistletoe (Tamelia Tumlin) 01/06/09

R - Robert B. Parker (Valediction) 20/02/09

N - Niffenegger, Audrey (The Time Traveller's Wife) 16/02/09

H - Hide And Seek (Ian Rankin) 20/03/09

A A Dream Come True (Maureen Lee) 25/02/09

M -Midnight Sun (Stephenie Meyer) 13/02/09


A -Atherton, Nancy (Snowbound) 27/02/09

I -Irish Dreams (Nora Roberts) 27/03/09

R -Robert B. Parker (Widow's Walk) 23/02/09

E - Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl Bk#1) 09/05/09

Y - You Slay Me (Katie MacAlister) 13/05/09

message 39: by Jessi (new)

Jessi  (jessim) | 131 comments J –
E – Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer (1/09)
S – Star Bright – Catherine Anderson (1/09)
I –

M – Moon Called – Patricia Briggs (2/09)
M –
E – Eragon – Christopher P. (1/09)
N – New Moon – Stephanie Meyer (1/09)

Does anyone know any good U and L books??

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Look in the A-Z Book title Challenge thread and see what everyone's listed under those letters.

message 41: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1242 comments All the Betsy, Queen of the Vampire books by Mary Janice Davidson start with U. The Black Dagger Brotherhood books by J.R. Ward start with L (except the first one).

message 42: by Annie (last edited Apr 04, 2009 12:11AM) (new)

Annie (themadnessofhamsters) Cross-challenging all over the place...
A - Annie on the lam by Jennifer Archer. 8 Feb.
N -
N -
I -
E - Eternal nights by Patti O'Shea. 2 Mar.

L - Love me tender by Max Cryer. 26 Feb.
O - (An) officer and a millionnaire by Maureen Child. 18 Mar.
U - (The) untamed one by Ronda Thompson. 4 Apr.
I -
S - Scandalous lovers by Robin Schone. 1 Apr.
E - Eternal pleasure by Nina Bangs. 16 Mar.

C - Cop on loan by Jeannie Watt. 14 Feb.
O - On writing by Stephen King. 22 Feb.
P - Pickpocket countess by Brownyn Scott. 14 Mar.
P - Private arrangements by Sherry Thomas. 16 Mar.
E - Everlasting bad boys by Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden, Noelle Mack. 11 Mar.
L - (The) little white horse by Elizabeth Goudge. 14 Mar.
L - Lover eternal by JR Ward. 24 Mar.

Updated 4 April.

message 43: by Melody (last edited Apr 10, 2009 04:42PM) (new)

Melody (melos) | 692 comments Hmm, I think I can take this challenge. :O)

(Updated 4/10)

M - Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews
E - Eternal Pleasure - Nina Bangs
L - Loose and Easy - Tara Janzen
O - One Bite With A Stranger - Christine Warren
D - Dark Lover - J.R. Ward
Y - You Don't Know Jack - Erin McCarthy

message 44: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Melody,

Looks like you are having fun with all the challenges..LOL

If you want a thread where you can see all your challenges, feel free to create your own reading list thread. Check out what others are doing. It helps greatly in keeping you organize.

Happy reading! One more day before April starts.

message 45: by Christel (new)

Christel (christelc) | 72 comments Aww gee if I did my whole name I would be here for a year

message 46: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Christel wrote: "Aww gee if I did my whole name I would be here for a year"

I know the pain, that's why I kept it simple. I hope that's forgivable.

message 47: by Melody (new)

Melody (melos) | 692 comments Hehe, there's no way I'd do my whole name. Too many Es. And Ys. And technically an X. Nope. You can't make me! :O)

But maybe I'll get organized and post on the reading list thread.

message 48: by Christel (last edited Mar 31, 2009 10:24AM) (new)

Christel (christelc) | 72 comments Okay I will do this but I warned you!!

S- Simply Love- Mary Balogh
E- Eden by Carolyn Davidson


M-Montana Mavericks: Big Sky Grooms- Carolyn Davidson and others
G- Give Me A Cowboy-Jodi Thomas and others

B- Blue Eyed Devil- Lisa Kleypas

message 49: by Melinda (last edited Jun 07, 2009 07:53PM) (new)

Melinda (craftymommy) | 766 comments Of course, my husband just had to have the longest last name ever.

M - Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian
E - Ecstasy The Shadowdwellers by Jacquelyn Frank read 6/6/09
L - Light My Fire by Katie MacAlister read 4/11/09
I - Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs read 3/31/2009
N - Noah by Jacquelyn Frank read 4/20/2009
D - Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan read 4/14/09
A - A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix read 4/6/09

M - Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian; or The Man Within by Lora Leigh; or The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
A - At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost read 4/26/09
G - The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
A - The Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands; or All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
L - Lover Avenged by JR Ward read 4/30/09
L - "Love's Prisoner" by Mary Janice Davidson in Secrets Vol 6 Anthology read 6/7/09
A - Another One Bites the Dust by Jennifer Rardin
N - No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole read 5/9/09
E - "The Education of Miss Felicity Wells" by Alice Gaines in Secrets Vol 6 Anthology read 6/7/09
S - Storm Born by Richelle Mead read 4/11/2009

updated 6/7/09

message 50: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments Not quite lol BURNHAM-AIREY is even longer lol

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