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message 1: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Dec 27, 2012 03:28PM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) .

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For this challenge you will pick one of your favorite authors to start a chain of authors to read.

Enter your author in the Literature Map. This will pull up a list of similar authors. The closer to the center the closer the writing styles.

Start your chain by reading a book from your first author, then a book from an author close to your first chosen author. To make the next link revisit the Literature Map and enter your second author, choose an author close to them and continue the chain, trying as many authors as you can.

Hopefully this will expand our reading horizions just a bit.

Example:
My first author is Sherrilyn Kenyon, which links me to Christine Feehan. Who then links me to Lora Leigh. then Lori Foster, then Erin McCarthy then Katie MacAllister and so on.

Set your own goal for this. Try it for a month, three or a year. Or set it for a specific number of authors.


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) ...


message 3: by Ashley (last edited Jul 30, 2013 10:57PM) (new)

Ashley This is so cool!


Literature Map Chain: YA
1. Veronica Roth: Insurgent 2/3
2. Neal Shusterman:Bruiser 4/3
3. William Sleator: The Last Universe 4/8

Literature Map Chain: YA2
1. Laini Taylor: Days of Blood & Starlight 3/31
2. Melina Marchetta
3.


message 4: by Gina (new)

Gina I love this!! We will see how far I get by the end of 2013.

Gina's Literature Map Chain
Duration 12/26/12-12/31/13
Starting Author-Heather Graham

1. The Last Noel by Heather Graham


message 5: by Nina (new)

Nina (joywriter) I like this challenge. When do I start?


message 6: by Lina (new)

Lina What a clever idea! I'm in to start in January, will fill in my list later.


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael I'll start in January, just got the newest Dennis Lehane out of the library. He'll be a good one to start with.


message 8: by Jennifer H (last edited Jun 16, 2013 06:27PM) (new)


message 9: by Jennifer H (new)

Jennifer H Do the authors you choose have to be new to you?


message 10: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Nina wrote: "I like this challenge. When do I start?"

There is no time limit or set dates you can define your own. I am going to start in January and see where the year leads me.


message 11: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Jennifer wrote: "Do the authors you choose have to be new to you?"

No they don't, but it is a chance to find some new ones.


message 12: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Mar 01, 2013 05:32PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1690 comments TLC ~ LITERATURE MAP CHAIN
no deadline


January 2013 plan 4/4 read
1) Shelly Laurenston The Mane Event 1/4/13 4♥
2)Darynda Jones Second Grave on the Left 1/9/13 3.5♥
3)Jennifer Estep By a Thread 1/24/13 4♥
4) Patricia BriggsIron Kissed 1/25/13 4♥


The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones By a Thread (Elemental Assassin, #6) by Jennifer Estep Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs

February 3/3 read Briggs links to Kenyon

1)Sherrilyn KenyonNight Embrace 2/16/13 4♥
2)Christine FeehanPredatory Game 2/17/13 4♥
3)Karen Marie MoningDreamfever 2/20/13 4♥

Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Predatory Game (GhostWalkers, #6) by Christine Feehan Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

March plan 0/4 read Moning links to Kenyon

1) Sherrilyn KenyonKiss of the Night
20Christine FeehanMurder Game
3)Sandra HillTruly, Madly Viking
4)Erin McCarthyYou Don't Know Jack links to Maya Banks, Jaci Burton or Lauren Dane


message 13: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Jan 06, 2013 09:32PM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Literature Map Chain

Duration: 2013
Goal: 18 Authors

Changed my starting author.

1.Jill Shalvis- Instant Gratification 1/6/13
2. Molly Harper -


message 14: by Amie (last edited Mar 24, 2013 05:26PM) (new)

Amie (alm0824) | 121 comments I'll join in!

LITERATURE MAP CHAIN
No Deadline

Starting author: Anne Stuart - Black Ice - 2/17/13

1. Susan Andersen - Getting Lucky - 2/24/13
2. Nora Roberts - Tribute - 3/3/13
3. Tami Hoag - Deeper than the Dead - 3/8/13
4. Mariah Stewart - Dead Wrong - 3/10/13
5. Brenda Novak - Inside - 3/16/13
6. Anne Stuart - Cold As Ice - 3/24/13


message 15: by Alley (last edited Jul 15, 2013 12:05PM) (new)

Alley (alleycatfish) TLC's Literature Map Challenge
Duration: ∞
(starting when the newest In Death book comes in at the library)
Completed: 5/50 (maybe)

1. Delusion in Death - JD Robb 02/06
2. High Five - Janet Evanovich 02/13
3. I'll Walk Alone - Mary Higgins Clark 05/10
4. The Face Of Deception - Iris Johansen 05/16
5. Deeper Than the Dead - Tami Hoag 07/15


message 16: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
I'm in


message 17: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Can we have more than one lit map going at a time? I am having a hard time choosing authors...


message 18: by Erin (new)

Erin Cool!

1. Lauren Oliver


message 19: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Ashley wrote: "Can we have more than one lit map going at a time? I am having a hard time choosing authors..."

Now that might be interesting... Start with two and see if you can link back to each other.

Or sure just start two and see where they take you.


message 20: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Jan 17, 2013 03:14AM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) Since I can't decide with what author to start this thing, I'm going with first book I pick up next year. :) That will be decided with very scientific method - names on piece of paper and pen dropping on it. :)

Edit:
It was different method - I asked roommates to give me number (books on ereader) and reading book under that number :)


: 3

historicals
1. Lisa Kleypas - Somewhere I'll Find You - 02.01.2013. - ★★★
2. Eloisa James - An Affair Before Christmas - 17.01.13 - ★★★
3. Sabrina Jeffries


mystery/thrillers
1. Anne Stuart - Black Ice - 16.01.2013. - ★★★★
2. Mariah Stewart


message 21: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Tea☺ wrote: "Since, I can't decide with what author to start this thing, I'm going with first book I pick up next year. :) That will be decided with very scientific method - names on piece of paper and pen drop..."

I love it!


message 22: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) This is an awesome challenge, and I would love to participate. I have a question though. Do we need to read the authors in order? Or, can we make the literature map chain first of say ten authors, and then read randomly from that list?


message 23: by ★Meghan★ (last edited May 13, 2013 05:44AM) (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) I am so in!!!! I think I will do what Ashley is doing!
Literature Map

1. Josephine Angelini/ Starcrossed 1/2/2013 DONE
2. Gayle Forman/ If I Stay 3/16/2013 DONE
3. Lauren Oliver/Pandemonium DONE
4. Amy Efaw/
5. Neal Shusterman/
6. Margaret Haddix/
7. Ally Condie/
8. Michelle Zink/
9. Libba Bray/
10. Scott Westerfeld/


message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (mrslaurenberry) Literature Map Challenge

Yet to pick an author, I have lots of Jan reads, so will pick one from there :)

1.


message 25: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Chaitra wrote: "This is an awesome challenge, and I would love to participate. I have a question though. Do we need to read the authors in order? Or, can we make the literature map chain first of say ten authors, ..."

You have to read in order, it is a chain one , moving one link to the next.


message 26: by Chaitra (new)

Chaitra (chaitra_ganesh) Thanks Dawn! I thought so, but I wanted to confirm anyway. Now I need to find an author I'll be reading in the near future.


message 27: by A book away from an episode of hoarders (last edited Apr 09, 2013 08:19AM) (new)

A book away from an episode of hoarders (fidgit77) I'm in. I think what I'm going to do is read one book from an author that I have read before and one that is new to me. Only the first month will start from the same name and then it'll branch off, like a tree or grapes. :)

Literature Map Challenge
Duration: No Set Time Limit (FOREVER!)
Read: 6


1. Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch read 01/09/13
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1) by Gini Koch

2a. Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews read 01/16/13
3a. Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison read 01/16/13
4a. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks read 01/18/13
5a. A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson
6a.

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels World #1) by Ilona Andrews Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks

2b. Blood Price by Tanya Huff read on 01/15/13
3b. Born To Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann read on 01/20/13
4b. Ral's Woman by Laurann Dohner (read 1/24/13)
5b. Alien Mate by Eve Langlais (read 1/24/13)
6b.

Blood Price (Victoria Nelson, #1) by Tanya Huff Born To Darkness (Fighting Destiny, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann Ral's Woman (Zorn Warriors, #1) by Laurann Dohner Alien Mate (Alien Mate, #1) by Eve Langlais


message 28: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) LOL, oh Cristina! I love your () name!


A book away from an episode of hoarders (fidgit77) Dawn (Kat N Hat) wrote: "LOL, oh Cristina! I love your () name!"

My mom said it about me to my dad. I thought it was funny. :)


message 30: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Jan 15, 2013 07:53AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) I'm hooked. Will attempt three different maps for a duration of 1 year running from Jan. 2013- Jan. 2014.

Literature Map: Romance: 1/12 READ

1. Elizabeth Hoyt the book Wicked Intentions (1.13.13)
2. Lisa Kleypas


message 31: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Mar 17, 2013 01:42PM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) Continuation of Lindy-Lane

Literature Map: Mystery/Thriller: 2/12 READ

1. Jacqueline Winspear the book Maisie Dobbs (1.1.13)
2. Louise Penny the book Still Life by Louise Penny (3.12.13)
3. Charles Todd


message 32: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Apr 23, 2013 10:42AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) Continuation of Lindy-Lane

Literature Map: Christian Fiction: 2/12 READ

1. Neta Jackson the book Where Do I Go?: A Yada Yada House of Hope Novel (1.3.13)
2. Denise Hunter the book The Convenient Groom (4.17.13)


message 33: by Shelly (last edited May 15, 2013 11:55AM) (new)


message 34: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 0 comments I want to play this but haven't decided who to start with yet so will be back.

TLC's Literature Map Challenge
1.


message 35: by Connie N. (last edited Sep 11, 2015 05:39PM) (new)

Connie N. | 3290 comments Literature Map Challenge
Timeframe: 2/1/13 to ?

2/8 YOUNG ADULT
1. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen - 6/1/13 ♥♥♥
2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman - 7/14/13 ♥♥♥♥

Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) by Anna Godbersen Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman

6/8 CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE/CHICK LIT
1. The Inn At Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods - 3/21/13 ♥♥♥♥♥
2. Ain't Too Proud to Beg by Susan Donovan - 5/8/13 ♥♥♥♥
3. One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake - 10/26/13 ♥♥♥
4. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand - 1/17/14 ♥♥♥♥
5. Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews - 9/15/14 ♥♥♥♥♥
6. The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer - 3/3/15 ♥♥♥♥

The Inn at Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores, #1) by Sherryl Woods Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Dog Walkers, #1) by Susan Donovan One Reckless Summer (Destiny, #1) by Toni Blake The Island by Elin Hilderbrand Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer

5/8 EROTICA
1. Playing to Win by Jaci Burton - 6/9/13 ♥♥♥♥
2. Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks - 6/23/13 ♥♥♥♥♥
3. Corralled by Lorelei James - 6/28/13 ♥♥♥♥
4. Tempted by Megan Hart - 7/14/13 ♥♥♥
5. House of Dark Delights by Louisa Burton - 1/25/14 ♥♥♥♥

Playing to Win (Play by Play, #4) by Jaci Burton Sweet Surrender (Sweet, #1) by Maya Banks Corralled (Blacktop Cowboys, #1) by Lorelei James Tempted by Megan Hart House of Dark Delights (Hidden Grotto, #1) by Louisa Burton

3/8 MYSTERY
1. 3rd Degree by James Patterson - 9/3/13 ♥♥♥♥♥
2. Zero Day by David Baldacci - 8/15/14 ♥♥♥
3. Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen - 4/17/15 ♥♥♥♥

3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, #3) by James Patterson Zero Day (John Puller, #1) by David Baldacci Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen

After 2-1/2 years I consider this challenge closed.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Im in . Im going for 15 authors and open ended.


message 37: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 268 comments This sounds fun. I'm probably going to have a few maps going, just need to figure out who to start with.


message 38: by Mary C (last edited Mar 01, 2013 03:41PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) I love that map thingy. So cool. This is similar to a challenge I did where you used the Readers Also Enjoyed list on the goodreads book pages to make a chain.

I don't know how I'll do on this but I'll see how far I get. I might drop a couple of these once I get going. Just putting up some books I am currently reading or planning to read soon.

1st:Chain

1: The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries



2nd Chain
1: Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison

3rd Chain
1: The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4) by Heather Graham

4th Chain
1: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess → Elmore Leonard→ Ed Mcbain → Ridley Pearson

5th Chain
1: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce


message 39: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) Question: can I use an author more than once on the same map? Like can I go Thea Harrison to Nalini Singh then back to Thea Harrison then to another? Just wondering.


message 40: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Mary wrote: "Question: can I use an author more than once on the same map? Like can I go Thea Harrison to Nalini Singh then back to Thea Harrison then to another? Just wondering."

The goal was to try new authors but it isn't againt the rules.


message 41: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1690 comments That's good cuz sometimes I have to go back to those to get to other authors I want to try,lol


message 42: by Mary C (last edited Mar 10, 2013 08:04AM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) Cool thanks. I don't plan to make a habit of it. Actually I ended up reading the 2nd Thea Harrison book before the Nalini Singh so it didn't matter anyway. Although I do have another Sabrina Jeffries library audiobook I want to listen to as well.


message 43: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) Anyone else notice some oddball connections? Like I put in Stephanie Laurens and it connects to Rachel Rae. Who connects to 3 historical romance authors and another author I've never heard of before. I just think it's odd that a cookbook author would be in there with historical romance authors.


message 44: by Barb (new)

Barb | 944 comments That isn't the same person. The cook/TV star is Rachael Ray. I just looked up Rachel Rae, and she has a very sparse GR page, with only one or two books.


message 45: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) OK. I thought it was the TV Chef.


message 46: by Candy (new)

Candy | 66 comments Literature Map Challenges
March 28, 2013 - ?

Author 1: Stephanie Perkins
1. Anna and the French Kiss/Stephanie Perkins
2.Insurgent/Veronica Roth
3.City of Glass/Cassandra Clare

Author 2: Audrey Niffenegger
1.The Time Traveler's Wife/Audrey Niffenegger
2.Atonement/Ian McEwan
3.Android Karenina/Ben H. Winters, Leo Tolstoy

Author 3: Jill Barnett
1.Bewitching/Jill Barnett
2.The Namesake/Jhumpa Lahiri
3.

Author 4: Gregory Maguire
1.Mirror Mirror/Gregory Maguire
2.Unholy Night/Seth Grahame-Smith
3.

Author 5: Tea Obreht
1.The Tiger's Wife/Tea Obreht
2.Under the Dome/Stephen King
3.

Author 6: Evelyn Waugh
1.Brideshead Revisited/Evelyn Waugh
2.Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer/Patrick Suskind
3.


message 47: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
3/31/13-3/30/14
Books Done:

YA Chain
Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess
Becca Fitzpatrick
Finale
Lauren Kate
Rapture
Aprilynne Pike
Wings
Melissa Marr
Fragile Eternity

UF/PnR chain
Jennifer Ashley
Tiger Magic
Kate Pearce
Blood of the Rose
Jade Lee
Wicked Surrender
Sandra Hill
The Love Potion
Lynsay Sands
A Quick Bite


message 49: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
3/31/13-3/30/14
Books Done:1

YA Chain
Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess 4/2
Becca Fitzpatrick
Finale
Lauren Kate
Rapture
Aprilynne Pike
Wings
Melissa Marr
Fragile Eternity

UF/PnR chain
Jennifer Ashley
Tiger Magic
Kate Pearce
Blood of the Rose
Jade Lee
Wicked Surrender
Sandra Hill
The Love Potion
Lynsay Sands
A Quick Bite

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare


message 50: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 3290 comments I'm enjoying this challenge so much (and discovering new authors) that I'm going to extend it by adding another couple of categories. Love these open-ended challenges.


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