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message 1: by Sheri, Book Ninja (last edited Dec 28, 2013 08:37PM) (new)

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We have three yearly challenges which will be, as the name implies, going on year round. Feel free to join in on one or all three. If you cannot start right now, join us in a couple of months!

Challenge #2 – Star Wars Challenge
This one is really just for me :) I love Star Wars so much, growing up I had a dog named Chewbacca (Chewy for short, of course). My one dream in life is to have my very own Ewok. So...for this challenge pick a word or phrase that has to do with Star Wars. Use the acronym to pick your books and spell that word.

Examples (Use one of these or pick your own):
Han Solo
Star Wars
Death Star
Darth Vader
Princess Leia
A New Hope
Luke Skywalker

You get the picture…

Everyone who participates in and completes at least 10 books for this challenge will get their name in the hat for a drawing for a $15 Amazon or B&N gift certificate (winner's choice) at the end of December!

To be entered into the drawing, you must let me know when you complete the challenge. There will be too many posts for me to go through them all looking for finished ones. Simply copy and paste your entire post into a new post at the end – or post a new message saying "I finished in thread #??."

Go ahead and post your books now, but do not start reading until January 1st.

Happy reading!

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message 2: by Dawn (last edited Jan 14, 2013 01:47AM) (new)

Dawn Jayne OMG!! My little geek heart is pitter-pattering!
Me and my green lightsaber ankle tattoo is up for the challenge, and my word is a no-brainer ~

S - Sexy as hell Sexy As Hell: A More Than Men Novella
A - Awaken, Sarah Ross
R - Roses in Winter, Leslie Stuart

message 3: by Camilla (last edited May 10, 2013 08:21AM) (new)

Camilla (cyqua) I'm in for sure as well! Used to have all the action figures :-)

Star Wars Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2013

I'll be spelling out the most famous Star Wars quote:
"May the Force be with you!" :)

Completed: 16/20 books

M: Regarding Ducks and Universes by Neve Maslakovic 25/01/12 ♥♥♥
A: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson 26/01/13 ♥♥♥♥

H: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton 15/01/13 ♥♥♥
E: The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx 11/01/13 ♥♥♥♥

F: The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde 03/02/2013 ♥♥♥½
O: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman 17/03/13 ♥♥♥½
R: Doctor Who: The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner 08/02/13 ♥♥♥
C: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 06/01/13 ♥♥♥♥
E: Eric by Terry Pratchett 20/02/13 ♥♥♥♥♥

B: Cold Days by Jim Butcher 05/02/13 ♥♥♥♥
E: The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson 18/03/13 ♥♥♥♥

W: Dark Lover by J. R. Ward 19/01/13 ♥♥♥♥
I: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 08/03/13 ♥♥♥♥♥
H: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix 04/03/13 ♥♥♥½

O: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 30/04/13 ♥♥♥♥♥
U: Utahs bjerge - og andre historier by Leif Davidsen 28/02/13 ♥♥♥

message 4: by Anja (new)

Anja | 223 comments Can anyone please give an example of what book I could read? because I'm not sure I get it.

message 5: by Clare (new)

Clare dooley (claredooley) Ohh I'm so in ! This is an amazing challenge, "a lot I read books", so don't worry all my little patawans let this Jedi Master show you how to use the force to complete the challenge. Sheri, my friend I was an ewok for Halloween and just for you I might be able to email you a picture, so in a way... Long distance you do have an ewok. ( I also had a Himalayan cat named Nietzsche & he looked just like an ewok.. If you can't get to the forest moon of Endor ( or just Endor for those not in the B.I.A.) may bye u could adopt me.. In costume of course, or get a Himalayan cat? Oh btw when are we starting soulless? I didn't see any threads.

message 6: by Camilla (new)

Camilla (cyqua) Anja wrote: "Can anyone please give an example of what book I could read? because I'm not sure I get it."

Anja, you have to read a book for each letter of the word you choose. E.g. if you choose "Chewbacca", then you have to read 9 books in total - one that starts with each letter. You can usually use either the first or last name of the author or the title.
Sheri, if you have different "rules" for this challenge, feel free to correct me! ;)

message 7: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (last edited Dec 19, 2012 03:39AM) (new)

Leigh | 15189 comments Mod
I am in. I love Star Wars! I was so in love with Han Solo and wanted to be Princess Leia. What name to pick?

Calre, we started. Post comments in the Souless Discussion thread. I thought we losted you. Use your Jedi skills and join the discussion.

message 8: by Lys (last edited Nov 11, 2013 05:48AM) (new)

Lys (lysrowan) I'm SO in! Love this!
Sheri, has anyone mentioned that you are awesome?
F - First Drop of Crimson - 3 stars ✔
E - Exile and the Kingdom - 3.5 stars ✔
A - Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea - 3 stars ✔
R - Reckoning - 3 stars ✔

L - Living in the Dark - 2 stars ✔
E - Eye for an Eye - 4 stars ✔
A - All Men are Mortal - 5 stars ✔
D - Deathless - 5 stars ✔
S - Such a Pretty Girl - 4 stars ✔ ✔

T - This Side of the Grave - 3 stars ✔
O - One Grave at a Time - 3 stars ✔

A - Are We There Yet-4 stars ✔
N - Note of Madness - 4 stars ✔
G - Godhead - 3.5 stars ✔
E - Every Day - 3 stars ✔
R - Redefinions - 4 stars ✔

L - Leftovers - 3 stars ✔
E - Etiquette & Espionage - 3 stars ✔
A - Assassin Study - 3 stars ✔
D - Death Masks - 3 stars ✔
S - Summer Falls - 3 stars ✔

T - Teach Me - 2 stars ✔
O - Ocean at the End of the Lane - 4 stars ✔

H - Hard Love, ellen wittlinger - 3stars ✔
A - At Grave's End - 3 stars ✔
T - Theory of State Justice - 4 stars ✔
E - East of West - 4 stars ✔

L - Life of Pi - 4 stars ✔
E - Existentialism is a Humanism - 4 stars ✔
A - Alternative Medicine - 4 stars ✔
D - Destined for an Early Grave - 3 stars ✔
S - Storm Front - 3 stars ✔

T - To Be or Not to Be - 4 stars ✔
O - Once Upon a Beanstalk - 3 stars ✔

S - Speak - 3 stars ✔
U - Up All Night - 3 stars ✔
F - For colored girls, when the rainbow is enuf - 4 stars ✔
F - Fool Moon - 3 stars ✔
E - Endgame - 3.5 stars ✔
R - Rose is a Rose - 3.5 stars ✔
I - I am Nujood - 3 stars ✔
N - The New Hunger - 5 stars ✔
G - Guns - 3 stars ✔


First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler Reckoning (Night Huntress, #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost

Living in the Dark (Darkness Through the Light, #1) by Rebekah Campbell An Eye for an Eye by Simone de Beauvoir All Men are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress, #6) by Jeaniene Frost

Are We There Yet? by David Levithan A Note of Madness (Flynn Laukonen, #1) by Tabitha Suzuma Godhead (The Last Olympiad, #1) by Ken Mooney Every Day (Every Day, #1) by David Levithan Redefinitions by Todd Garlington

Leftovers by Laura Wiess Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger Assassin Study (Study, #1.5) by Maria V. Snyder Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher Doctor Who Summer Falls by Amelia Williams

Teach Me by R.A. Nelson The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost A Theory of State Justice Human Rights as the Basis of Political Legitimacy by Craig Titus East of West, Vol. 1 The Promise by Jonathan Hickman

Life of Pi by Yann Martel Existentialism Is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre Alternative Medicine by Rafael Campo Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher

To Be or Not To Be A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North Once Upon a Beanstalk by Kate Avery Ellison

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Up All Night A Short Story Collection by Laura Geringer for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher Endgame by Samuel Beckett A Rose is a Rose by Jet Mykles I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali The New Hunger (Warm Bodies, #0.5) by Isaac Marion Guns by Stephen King

message 9: by Sheri, Book Ninja (new)

Sheri | 12199 comments Mod
Clare- Ewok, I love it!

Leigh- I was in love with Han Solo too!

Alyssia and Bre- I love your phrase pick!!

message 10: by Anja (new)

Anja | 223 comments Camilla wrote: "Anja wrote: "Can anyone please give an example of what book I could read? because I'm not sure I get it."

Anja, you have to read a book for each letter of the word you choose. E.g. if you choose "..."

Thank you, I get it now :)

message 11: by *Angela* (last edited Jun 28, 2013 07:09AM) (new)

*Angela* | 134 comments I'm in! "The Force is strong with this one"

27/27 complete updated 6/28/13: DONE!

✔ T Fallen Too Far 3/6/13****4 stars
✔ H Honor Student 1/8**2 stars
✔ E Explosive 3/20****4 stars

✔ F Fire After Dark 2/22***2.5-3.0 stars
✔ O Opal 4/26 *** 3 stars
✔ R Rapture1/18****4 stars
✔ C Consequences 2/23**2.5 stars
✔ E Ever After 4/28 ****4 stars

✔ I In Flight 1/6 ****4 stars
✔ S Secrets After Dark 3/2***3.5 stars

✔ T Never Too Far 3/8****4 stars
✔ R Take This Regret 4.5*****3/5/13
✔ O The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden 3/15****4 stars
✔ N Noah 2/10 ***3.5 stars
✔ G Letting Go 3/17***3 stars

✔ W Wallbanger 1/2****4 stars
✔ I All In 1/4***3.5 stars
✔ T Tidal 1/12****4 stars
✔ H Mile High 3/13***3 stars

✔ T A Touch of Crimson 3/30 ***3 stars
✔ H Honor Thy Teacher 4/29**1.5 stars
✔ I If I Were You 5/24 *****4.5 stars
✔ S Down London Road by Samantha Young 5/12***3 stars

✔ O The Opportunist 5/16****4.5
✔ N Sometimes Never 5/21****3.5 stars
✔ E Epilogue 6/28****5 stars!

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton All In (The Blackstone Affair, #2) by Raine Miller In Flight (Up In The Air, #1) by R.K. Lilley Honor Student (Honor, #1) by Teresa Mummert Consequences (Consequences, #1) by Aleatha Romig Tidal by Emily Snow Rapture (The Fallen Angels, #4) by J.R. Ward Noah (5th Street, #1) by Elizabeth Reyes Fire After Dark (After Dark #1) by Sadie Matthews Secrets After Dark (After Dark, #2) by Sadie Matthews SEDUCED BY THE PARK AVENUE BILLIONAIRE Boxed Set by Nelle L'Amour Take This Regret (Take This Regret, #1) by A.L. Jackson Fallen Too Far (Too Far, #1) by Abbi Glines Explosive by Beth Kery Never Too Far (Too Far, #2) by Abbi Glines Letting Go (Mitchell Family, #1) by Jennifer Foor The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica Sorensen A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels, #1) by Sylvia Day Mile High (Up In The Air, #2) by R.K. Lilley Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison Honor Thy Teacher (Honor, #2) by Teresa Mummert Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2) by Samantha Young The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, #1) by Tarryn Fisher If I Were You (Inside Out, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones Sometimes Never (Sometimes Never, #1) by Cheryl McIntyre Epilogue (The Dark Duet, #3) by C.J. Roberts

message 12: by Sheri, Book Ninja (last edited Mar 30, 2013 02:09PM) (new)

Sheri | 12199 comments Mod
Here is mine - Use the Force, Luke
*sigh* This thread makes me want to have a Star Wars marathon :)

U- Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
S- This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
E- At the End: A Post-apocalyptic Novel by John Hennessy

T- Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
H- The Witch Hunter by Nicole R. Tayor
E- The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

F- When Smiles Fade by Paige Dearth
O- Special Offers by M.L. Ryan
R- Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
C- The Coven: Fire and Ice by Verdell Walker
E- Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

L- Love Lines by Diana Nixon
K- Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
E- Shattered Edge by A.M. Hargrove

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) by Tahereh Mafi This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost At the End A Post-apocalyptic Novel (The Road to Extinction, #1) by John Hennessy Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2) by Jeaniene Frost The Witch Hunter (Witch Hunter Saga #1) by Nicole R. Taylor Special Offers by M.L. Ryan The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2) by Colleen Hoover The Coven Fire and Ice by Verdell Walker Shattered Edge (An Edge Novel, #2) by A.M. Hargrove Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost When Smiles Fade by Paige Dearth Love Lines (Love Lines, # 1) by Diana Nixon

message 13: by Brandy (last edited Jul 06, 2013 07:37PM) (new)

Brandy I've never seen Star Wars (met Mark Hamill in high school and he was an asshole so I boycotted them on principle!...they are on my to watch list now but it's nearly as long as my to read list!) but I'm in!
I'm going to steal Camilla's phrase and go with "May the force be with you!"

Star Wars Challenge
Start: 1/1/2013 Finish 12/31/2013

M Marked
A Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
Y Your Roots Are Showing

T The Things They Carried
H Hard Times
E Eat, Pray, Love

F Fire Point: A Novel of Suspense
O Oliver Twist Finished: 7/6/2013
R Rising Sun Finished: 6/4/2013
C California Girl
E Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

B Barefoot Finished: 2/22/2013
E Echoes in the Darkness

W Wool Omnibus
I In Cold Blood
T To Feel Stuff Finished: 5/1/2013
H Hawaii

Y You've Been Warned
O Open Season Finished: 6/21/2013
U Uncommon Grounds Finished: 3/15/2013

message 15: by Carina (last edited Sep 12, 2013 12:42PM) (new)

Carina | 262 comments And just to finish them off I think I'll also give this a go! Not a huge Star Wars fan so going to go with the one thing I did like - Hans final words in the fifth film (plus Leias to get me to the word limit!)

I)It - Stephen King 26/01/2013

L)(A) Lick of Frost - Laurell K. Hamilton 07/01/2013
O) One, Two ... He is Coming for You - Willow Rose 16/05/2013
V)(The) Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice 16/07/2013
E)(The) Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce 21/02/2013

Y)Yes Chef, no Chef - Susan Willis 08/03/2013
O)Ouran High School Host Club Volume 8 - Bisco Hatori 25/05/2013
U)Uptown Girl - Holly Kinsella 08/09/2013

I)Incubus Dreams - Laurell K. Hamilton 11/05/2013

K)(A) Kiss of Shadows - Laurell K. Hamilton 04/01/2013
N) New Moon - Stephanie Meyer 13/03/2013
O) Ouran High School Host Club Volume 9 - Bisco Hatori 25/05/2013
W) (The) Waste Lands - Stephen King 02/02/2013


message 16: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 20, 2012 12:17PM) (new)

Elizabeth | 275 comments STAR WARS CHALLENGE..JAN 1-DEC 31

L-The Lost Prince-Julie Kagawa
U-Unleashed- Cherrie Lynn
K-Shadow Kiss- Richelle Mead
E-Existence- Abbi Glines

I-Immortal City-Scott Speer

A-Awakening The Mobster-Amy Rachiele
M-Me Before You- JoJo Moyes

Y-You Against Me- Jenny Downham
O-Out Of Breath-Rebecca Donovan
U-Under The Never Sky-Veronica Rossi
R-Such A Rush-Jennifer Echols

F-Frostbite- Richelle Mead
A-Anna Dressed In Blood- Kendare Blake
T-Touched-Corrine Jackson
H-Halfway To The Grave- Jeaniene Frost
E-Everneath-Brodi Ashton
R-Raven Boys- Maggie Stiefvater


message 17: by Sheri, Book Ninja (new)

Sheri | 12199 comments Mod
Clare - here is the picture of the only Ewok I'll ever daughter bought it for me at Disney World last year and now he sits on my bookshelf :)


message 18: by Lanaia (last edited Jun 22, 2013 07:22AM) (new)

Lanaia (marjetica) STAR WARS CHALLENGE
1.1.2013 - 31.12.2013

Completed 12/12

P - Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder - finished: 13.1.2013
R - Room by Emma Donoghue - finished: 22.6.2013
I - Insurgent by Veronica Roth - finished: 13.3.2013
N - North of Beautiful by Justina Chen - finished: 28.4.2013
C - Changeless by Gail Carriger - finished: 30.3.2013
E - Etiqette & Espionage by Gail Carriger - finished: 6.3.2013
S - Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead - finished: 19.1.2013
S - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - finished: 5.2.2013

L - The Light Between Oceans - finished: 9.4.2013
E - Evermore by Alyson Noel - finished: 24.4.2013
I - The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead - finished: 22.3.2013
A - The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti - finished: 16.3.2013

Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Room by Emma Donoghue Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) by Gail Carriger Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3) by Richelle Mead The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

message 20: by pinK (last edited Jan 19, 2013 05:58PM) (new)

pinK (pinkspo0n) | 32 comments This is a totally awesome idea. I've decided to use my son's favourite stuffed animal as my inspiration! He carries around his own baby Chewbacca everywhere her goes. =)

C - Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
H -
E - Easy
W -
B - Beautiful Disaster
A - All Over You
C -
C -
A -

W -
O - Obsidian
O -
K -
I - Inner Demons
E - Entangled
E -


message 21: by Sheri, Book Ninja (new)

Sheri | 12199 comments Mod
Yay! I love so many people getting involved :D

message 22: by Elaine (last edited Feb 10, 2013 07:19AM) (new)

Elaine (ofdustandstarlight) I don't think I'm as huge of a fan as most of you, but this is fun :P

Completed 4/14

S Speechless by Hannah Harrington
I Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Z Zombies vs. Unicorns (Anthology)
E Everbound by Brodi Ashton

M Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A Angelfall by Susan Ee
T This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
T The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
E Easy by Tammara Webber
R Reboot by Amy Tintera
S School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

N The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
O One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
T The Diviners by Libba Bray

Speechless by Hannah Harrington Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins Zombies Vs. Unicorns by Holly Black Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1) by Ransom Riggs Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers The Cavendish Home For Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand Easy by Tammara Webber Reboot (Reboot, #1) by Amy Tintera School Spirits (School Spirits, #1) by Rachel Hawkins The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern One Night That Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray

message 23: by *Angela* (new)

*Angela* | 134 comments Elaine wrote: "




Great quote :)

message 24: by Barb (last edited Mar 25, 2013 09:51PM) (new)

Barb I joined this group so I could participate in this challenge :) I remember waiting in line with my then-boyfriend (now hubby) to buy tickets for the very first Star Wars movie all those years ago! I love some of the phrases already chosen for this challenge, but I don't want to "copy," so I'll choose something different.

STAR WARS CHALLENGE, 1/1 - 12/31/13

✔ I - In Plain Sight (Ivy Malone #2), by Lorena McCourtney, finished 1/13
✔ V - author Debbie Viguié - The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23 Mysteries #1), finished 2/5
✔ E - author Everett Peacock - The Parrot Talks In Chocolate (The Life & Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar #1), finished 1/2

✔ G - author Gilbert Morris - What the Cat Dragged In (Jacques & Cleo series #1), finished 1/8
✔ O - The One You Love, by Paul Pilkington, finished 1/29
✔ T - The Town That Came A-Courtin', by Ronda Rich, finished 1/2

✔ A - author Cleveland Amory - The Cat Who Came for Christmas, finished 1/5

✔ B - Bedeviled Eggs (Cackleberry Club #3), by Laura Childs, finished 1/5
✔ A - author Agatha Christie - The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #3), finished 1/10
✔ D - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, by Vicki Myron, finished 1/11

✔ F - Finding Camlann, by Sean Pidgeon, finished 1/31
✔ E - author Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #1), finished 1/24
✔ E - author Ellery Queen - And On the Eighth Day..., finished 2/2
✔ L - The Lost Art of Mixing, by Erica Bauermeister, finished 1/29
✔ I - Invasive Procedures, by Orson Scott Card, finished 1/15
✔ N - Nowhere to Run (KEY News #6), by Mary Jane Clark, finished 1/20
✔ G - author Rebecca Gober - Night Marchers (Night Marchers #1), finished 1/21

✔ A - Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara #1), by Terry Brooks, finished 1/26
✔ B - A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins #2), by Kate White, finished 1/14
✔ O - One Hot Murder (Victoria Square #3), by Lorraine Bartlett, finished 2/13
✔ U - author Nicola Upson - An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey #1), finished 3/24
✔ T - author Tracy Chevalier - The Last Runaway, finished 1/16

✔ T - To Have and to Kill (Piper Donovan #1), by Mary Jane Clark, finished 2/15
✔ H - author Joanne Harris - Runemarks, finished 1/26
✔ I - author Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen - Shadow Zone, finished 2/7
✔ S - author Sue Grafton - Kinsey and Me: Stories, finished 1/27

The Town That Came A-Courtin' by Ronda Rich    The Parrot Talks In Chocolate (The Life And Times Of A Hawaiian Tiki Bar) by Everett Peacock    Bedeviled Eggs (Cackleberry Club, #3) by Laura Childs    The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory    What the Cat Dragged In (Jacques and Cleo Cat Detectives, #1) by Gilbert Morris    The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3) by Agatha Christie    Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron    In Plain Sight (Ivy Malone Mysteries, #2) by Lorena McCourtney    A Body to Die For (Bailey Weggins Mystery #2) by Kate White    Invasive Procedures by Orson Scott Card

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier    Nowhere to Run (KEY News #6) by Mary Jane Clark    Night Marchers (Night Marchers, #1) by Rebecca Gober    Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters    Runemarks (Runemarks, #1) by Joanne Harris    Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks    Kinsey and Me Stories by Sue Grafton    The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister    The One You Love by Paul Pilkington    Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon

And On the Eighth Day... by Ellery Queen    The Lord Is My Shepherd (The Psalm 23 Mysteries, #1) by Debbie Viguié    Shadow Zone by Iris Johansen    One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett    To Have and to Kill (Wedding Cake Mystery #1) by Mary Jane Clark    An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey, #1) by Nicola Upson

***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 3/24 *****

message 25: by Elaine (new)

Elaine (ofdustandstarlight) *Angela* wrote: Great quote :)"

Thanks, it's very applicable to me :P

message 26: by Clare (new)

Clare dooley (claredooley) going darkside,..
I.iron kissed

F.fever series
I.iron king
N.never smile at strangers
D.daughter of smoke & bone kill a mockingbird
H.hunger games

L.lips touch 3 times
A.angels & demons
C.clockwork orange
K.kushiel's dart

F.feast for crows

Y.yorkshire jack ripper
O.outsiders.. Stay gold
U.unwind glove

F.frankenstein (Mary Shelly's)
A.asylum lake
I.inferno (Dante)
T.tempest (the)
H.halfway to the grave

D.dialogues with the devil
I.interview w/ a vampire
T.the empire strikes back
U.unwholly dragon
B.blood & starlight
I.into the dreaming
N.1984 (nineteeneightyfour)
G.Game of thrones

(Lord Vadar addressing the council on the first Death Star)

Battle!! Anyone on for round 2?

message 27: by Hayley (last edited Dec 11, 2013 04:26PM) (new)

Hayley (applesticker) | 36 comments I'm in - love Star Wars! :) I'm gonna go with two different names.

Shut Up & Read Star Wars Challenge 2013
Time Frame: 01.01.12 - 31.12.13
Complete: 14/19

D: Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol 21.11.13 ♥♥♥♥
A: (The) Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 28.03.13 ♥♥♥♥♥
T: Thirst by L.A. Larkin 29.06.13 ♥♥♥♥♥
H: (The) Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 17.07.13 ♥♥♥♥♥

A: Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet 20.01.13 ♥♥♥♥
D: Doyle, Arthur Conan, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 07.06.13 ♥♥♥♥♥
R: Riley Banks, Vampire Origins - Project Ichorous 09.07.13 ♥♥

C: Cornelia Funke, Fearless 28.03.13 ♥♥♥♥♥
H: Holder, Nancy, Legacy 16.04.13 ♥♥♥♥
E: Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus 15.02.13 ♥♥♥♥♥
W: Warren, Robert B., Murder on Olympus 27.06.13 ♥♥♥♥
B: Black Moon by Jessica McQuay 08.09.13 ♥♥♥
A: Arbela, Zackery, Gaebrel's Gamble by 09.03.13 ♥♥♥
C: (The) Crush by Sandra Brown 30.01.13 ♥♥♥♥

message 28: by [deleted user] (last edited May 14, 2013 04:54PM) (new)

Not sure if I did this right, so please let me know if I need to change anything. I'm using the phrase "I'm programmed for etiquette, not destruction!" (C-3-PO, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)

I - I Believe in Werewolves: An Anthology of Wolfen Terror
M - Night Machines by Kia Heavey

P - Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
R - Cinderella's Secret Diary: Lost by Ron Vitale
O - Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
G - Ghost Town by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson
R - Renhala by Amy Joy Lutchen
A - A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang
M - Graveminder by Melissa Marr
M - The Whispers of the Sprite by Joanna Mazurkiewiez
E - The Elderine Stone by Alan Lawson
D - Peach Creek by Adler Duncan

F - Fallen by Lauren Kate
O - On the Bayou by Sean Patrick Bridges
R - Swedish Yokes: A Collection of Knee-Smackers by Barry Raspbody

E - At Season's End by Eric Hendershot
T - Torment by Lauren Kate
I - Dancing on the Inside by Glen C. Strathy
Q - Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
U - Under the Oregon Sky by Lana Stapleton-Morris
E - The Erased by Grant Piercy
T - The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
T - The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
E - The Sound and the Echoes by Dew Pellucid

N - Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
O - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
T - The Horse & His Boy by C. S. Lewis

D - Winning in Troubled Times by Dr. Creflo Dollar
E - Entwined by Heather Dixon
S - A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang
T - Barefoot Girls by Tara McTiernan
R - The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers
U - An Unclean Legacy by Jenna Katerin Moran
C - The Darlings by Cristina Alger
T - Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
I - Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol
O - A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
N - Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner

11/38 Completed

(Titles subject to change)

message 29: by Sharon (last edited Sep 12, 2013 12:41PM) (new)

Sharon (travellingfair)  Hi. I love the idea for this challenge. I'm going with "Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder"

S - Storm Front - Jim Butcher (Read)
C - Cherie Priest - Boneshaker (Read)
R - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch (Read)
U - Unnatural Creatues - Neil Gaiman
F - (A) Feast of Crows - George R R Martin (Read)
F - Foundation - Isaac Asimov
Y - Yann Martell - Life of Pi

L - (The) Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
O - (The) ocean at the end of the lane - Neil Gaiman (Read)
O - (The) perks of being a wallflower - Stephen Chbosky(Read)
K - Kill the Dead - Richard Kadrey (Read)
I - Inferno - Dan Brown (Read)
N - Name of the wind - Patrick Rothfuss
G - Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn (Read)

N - NOS4A2 - Joe Hill (Read)
E - Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
R -
F - Fables : Legends in exile - Bill Willingham (Read)

H - Heinlein, Robert - Stranger in a strange land
E - Eldest - Christopher Paolini
R - Redshirts - John Scalzi (Read)
D - Dodger - Terry Pratchett (Read)
E - Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger (Read)
R - Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Read)

4/24 Read

message 30: by Sara (last edited Feb 17, 2013 07:47AM) (new)

Sara | 2 comments I'm in and I'll add books as I go :)


W - What's a Ghoul to do - Victoria Laurie
H - Hells Angel - Kim Faulks


P Pete, Drinker of Blood - Scott S Phillips
E The Ethics of Vampire Hunting - Lonnie Henderson II

F - Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet - Darynda Jones


message 31: by Shan (new)

Shan (ghshanj) | 14 comments Fun! Posting books later.

message 33: by Tracey (last edited May 04, 2013 10:51AM) (new)

message 34: by Rachel (last edited Feb 03, 2013 03:30PM) (new)

Rachel (bowiebunny) | 23 comments I love the quote idea! That's awesome! OK, here I go... "...I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

2013 Star Wars Challenge

I - The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas
S - Soulless - Gail Carriger - Completed 01/04/2013
H - Hounded - Kevine Hearne - Completed 01/28/2013
A - Arcadia Falls - Carol Goodman
L - The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan - Completed 02/03/2013
L - Let the Right One In - John Lindqqvist
B - Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl - Completed 01/23/2013
E - The Moon Dwellers - David Estes
C - Changeless - Gail Carriger - Completed 01/14/2013
O - Good Omens - Terry Pratchett
M - The Maze Runner - James Dashner - Completed 01/16/2013
E - The Star Dwellers - David Estes
M - A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
O - Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
R - Rather Outspoken - Dan Rather
E - The Sun Dwellers - David Estes
P - Prodigy - Marie Lu
O - Requiem - Lauren Oliver
W - The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
E - Angel Evolution - David Estes
R - The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice
F - The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon
U - Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan
L - Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir - Jenny Lawson
T - Timeless - Gail Carriger
H - Heartless - Gail Carriger
A - The Ask and the Answer - Patrick Ness
N - Lolita - Vladmir Nabokov
Y - Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
O - Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
U - Uglies - Scott Westerfield
C - Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare
A - American Gods - Neil Gaiman - Completed 01/27/2013
N - The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
P - Paper Towns - John Green - Completed 01/25/2013
O - One Day - David Nicholls
S - The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
S - Spell Bound - Rachel Hawkins
I - The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa
B - Blameless - Gail Carriger
L - The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde
Y - One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I - The Iron Queen - Julie Kagawa
M - The Magicians - Lev Grossman - Currently reading
A - Angelfall - Susan Ee - Completed 01/30/2013
G - Graceling - Kristin Cashore - Completed 01/09/2013
I - The Iron Knight - Julie Kagawa
N - Naked Heat - Richard Castle
E - Queen of Sorcery - David Eddings

message 35: by A.L. (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 240 comments Dawn wrote: "OMG!! My little geek heart is pitter-pattering!
Me and my green lightsaber ankle tattoo is up for the challenge, and my word is a no-brainer ~

A - Awaken, Sarah Ross
R - Roses in ..."


message 36: by A.L. (last edited Nov 30, 2013 04:03PM) (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 240 comments Death Star and Lando if I can manage both

D- The Devil's Novice Finished Aug 2013
E - Foundling Wizard J EGGEBEEN Finished 15 March.
A -Asunder finished 28/05/13
T - Thread Slivers finished June 2013
H - Hooked By You finished 14 July 2013
S - Simarrilion FINISHED 2/2/13
T - Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore
A - A Morbid Taste For Bones; finished Feb 2013
R - Rose Rent finished November 13

L [book:Lord Fool to the Rescue
FINISHED 7/2/2013
A The Love Artist - Jane Alison - completed Nov 2013
N Suddenly a Bride Ruth Ann NORDON
D Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915finished 13/4/2013
O One Corpse Too Many FINISHED 9/2/13

W -Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops finished feb 2013
II, the Sun finished August 2013
C - Cannibalism the Last Taboofinished 4 March
K the Georgian Princesses - John van der Kiste finished Jan 2013
E The Leper of Saint Giles ELLIS Peters finished March 2013
TThe Other Boleyn Girl finished May 2013

message 38: by A.L. (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 240 comments We are such Geeks:)

message 39: by Barb (new)

Barb And proud of it too! LOL

message 40: by A.L. (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 240 comments Indeed. I was on Google plus looking at all my communities and they are all fantasy/scifi reading or writing or watching, indie authors, space, nature, or RPG groups:) I thought I am such a geek:)

message 41: by MaryAnn (last edited Nov 22, 2013 08:57AM) (new)

MaryAnn (mapally) I'm loving this idea!


THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE (I'll update the books as I go)

27/27 Complete! DONE! Updated 11/22/2013

T - Through the Ever Night - Veronica Ross(1/25/2013)
H - Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost (6/21/2013)
E - Easy - Tammara Webber (2/26/2013)

F - Fix by Force - Jason Warne (1/22/2013)
O - On the Seventh Day - T D Jakes (3/6/2013)
R - (The) Righteous - Michael Wallace (3/26/2013)
C - Cold as Ice - Anne Stuart (1/1/2013)
E - (The)Edge - Jefferey Deaver (1/11/2013)

I - Ice Blue - Anne Stuart (1/5/2013)
S - Slammed - Colleen Hoover (3/3/2013)

S - Soul Sisters - Janiera Eldridge (1/8/2013)
T - This is Not a Test - Courtney Summer (1/23/2013)
R - Requiem - Lauren Oliver (4/8/2013)
O - On the Seventh Day - T D Jakes (3/6/2013)
N - Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men - Molly Harper (2/21/2013)
G - Guilt - Jonathan Kellerman (2/14/2013)

W - Where Is My Son? - John Dalglish (2/12/2013)
I - Invisible - Jeanne Bannon (1/17/2013)
T - The Brotherhood - Jerry B Jenkins (1/7/2013)
H - (A) Hunger So Wild - Sylvia Day (7/23/2013)

T - The Rebel - J R Ward (1/3/2013)
H - Hunting Eve - Iris Johansen (7/25/2013)
I - (The)Immortal Circus - A R Kahler (1/30/2013)
S - Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi - (2/19/2013)

O - One Grave at a Time - Jeanine Frost (8/9/2013)
N - Nice Girls Do Not Have Fangs - Molly Harper (2/13/2013)
E - (The)Enemy - Charlie Higson (2/4/2013)

message 42: by A.L. (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 240 comments Just one thing if we aren't based in the US can we have the voucher in £ or whatever?

message 43: by Sheri, Book Ninja (new)

Sheri | 12199 comments Mod
Alexandra wrote: "Just one thing if we aren't based in the US can we have the voucher in £ or whatever?"

Yep, it would be in the amount of $15 U.S.

message 44: by MaryAnn (new)

MaryAnn (mapally) Are audiobooks also acceptable? I was told on another group that they didn't count. I disagree, but want to be sure I'm clear on the rules for this challenge.


message 45: by Amy (DemonKittie) (last edited Dec 25, 2013 06:57AM) (new)

Amy (DemonKittie) (demonkittie) | 502 comments I am going with “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for”. It is probably my favorite line to do.


T - The Trench (8/22)
H - Hush, Hush (7/10)
E - Etiquette & Espionage (7/29)
S - Swamplandia! (6/1)
E -

A - The Almond Tree (2/12)
R - Reposessed (7/2)
E - Eden (6/15)
N - New Hope City (11/23)
'T - Texts From Bennett (10/8)

T - There's A Human In My Closet (7/5)
H - The Heroin Diaries (5/4)
E - Ender's Game (6/6)

D - Daughter of Smoke & Bone (4/3)
R - Robopocalypse (1/30)
O - Once Dead, Twice Shy (6/22)
I - The Iron King (5/13)
D - Days of Blood & Starlight (5/10)
S - Soulless (1/21)

Y - Year Zero (5/8)
O - Odd Interlude #1 (5/31)
U - Untimed (9/30)
'R - Rash (7/30)
E - Etoile (9/30)

L - Lords of Salem (4/20)
O - Odd Interlude #2 (5/31)
O - Odd Interlude #3 (5/31)
K - Kennedy Chronicles (7/9)
I - I.T. Confidential (10/3)
N - The Nymphos of Rocky Flats (12/22)
G - Gone Girl (7/1)

F - Fight Club (8/30)
O -
R – Red Riding Hood (6/24)

message 46: by Sheri, Book Ninja (new)

Sheri | 12199 comments Mod
Ooh, I should have used that one Amy Sue :D

message 47: by Andy (new)

Andy Im going to do " Into the garbage chute, flyboy!"

Amy (DemonKittie) (demonkittie) | 502 comments Sheri wrote: "Ooh, I should have used that one Amy Sue :D"

It is a good one isn't it? I saw Star Wars Challenge and decided if I was going to do it, it would have to be that quote. It was my father and my favorite quote of the movies. I even say it randomly when I find an acceptable use for it. :D

message 49: by Andy (last edited Jul 26, 2013 12:44PM) (new)

Andy Doing "Into the Garbage Chute, Flyboy!"

I. Indigo Spell (X)
N. Naomi & Ely's No Kissing List
T. The Girl of Fire and Thorns
O. Out of Sight, Out of Time (X)

T. Tricks (X)
H. Hemlock (X)
E. Evernight

G. Golden Lily (X)
A. Anna Dressed in Blood (X)
R. Rules of Survival
B. Born at Midnight (X)
A. Ascend (X)
G. what my Girlfriend doesn't know (X)
E. Entangled

C. Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy (X)
H. Haven- Reading
U. The Unwritten Rule
T. This Lullaby (X)
E. The Elite (X)

F. Forever (X)
L. city of Lost Souls (X)
Y. You are so undead to me
B. Bleeding Hearts (X)
O. Of Poseidon
Y. You Wish


message 50: by Michael (last edited Dec 13, 2013 12:07PM) (new)

Michael What a great idea for a challenge! I'm using the phrase "You have failed me for the last time" and I will update the book statuses as I read them. I've taken some liberties with the formatting of the titles because I like my letters to line up all in a row...

29/29 Complete

✔ Y. You a Secret, Keeping
✔ O. One Crazy Summer
✔ U. Ubik

✔ H. Host, The
✔ A. Angelfall
✔ V. Vampire Hunter D
✔ E. Ever Expected, Better Than I

✔ F. Faefever
✔ A. Affairs of the Dead
✔ I. Invisible Man
✔ L. Legend, I Am
✔ E. enuf, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is
✔ D. Day of the Triffids, The

✔ M. Mind, Annie on My
✔ E. Eldritch, The Three Stigmata of Peter

✔ F. Fierce Reads Anthology, The
✔ O. of Smoke And Bone, Daughter
✔ R. Red Death, A

✔ T. Than, Better
✔ H. Hattie, The Twelve Tribes of
✔ E. Edge, On the

✔ L. Lips Touch: Three Times
✔ A. Americanah
✔ S. Shadowfever
✔ T. Then, See Now

✔ T. The Acorn People
✔ I. I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl: Poems
✔ M. Must Go, Ghana
✔ E. Edgar Allen Poe Volume One, The Works of

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