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message 1: by Nell (last edited Aug 31, 2019 07:39AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments Goodreads Choice


Peruser: 5-10 books
1. The Real Macaw (Humor 2011) 4/21/13
2. Whistling Past the Graveyard (Historical Fiction 2013) 6/08/14
3. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Fiction 2012) 9/03/14
4. When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Romance 2011) 9/15/14
5. The Burgess Boys (Fic 2013) 12/13/14
6. The Rosie Project (Fic 2013) 1/04/15
7. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (Fic 2014) 1/23/15
8. *I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Memoir/Autobiography 2013) 3/04/15
9. The Search (Rmc 2010) 3/08/15
10. Romancing the Duke (Rmc 2014) 8/22/15

The Real Macaw (Meg Langslow, #13) by Donna Andrews Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) by Robin Sloan When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin I Am Malala The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai The Search by Nora Roberts Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare

Bookworm: 11-20 books:
11. Chasing Fire (Rmc 2011) 10/26/15
12. Between the World and Me (Nonfiction 2015) 1/14/16
13. *The Nightingale (Hst Fic 2015) 5/08/16
14. The Sound of Glass (Fic 2015) 5/15/16
15. Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church (Mem/Auto 2015) 11/18/16
16. Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rmc 2016) 1/27/17
17. Big Little Lies (Fic 2014) 6/26/17
18. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone (Nonfic 2017) 3/23/18
19. **The Hate U Give (Young Adult & Debut 2017) 4/06/18
20. The Summer Before the War (Hst Fic 2016) 8/18/18

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Sound of Glass by Karen White Searching for Sunday Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #1) by Julia Quinn Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Braving the Wilderness The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson


message 2: by Nell (last edited Feb 13, 2016 12:33PM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments Child of the 60s:

1. Read a book that features space travel OR that has a moon on the cover. √
The Heat of the Moon (Rachel Goddard Mystery #1) by Sandra Parshall
The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall 1/27/13

2. Read a book that features a murder plot.√√√√√√
State of the Onion (A White House Chef Mystery, #1) by Julie Hyzy The Walled Flower (Victoria Square, #2) by Lorraine Bartlett Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1) by Susan M. Boyer Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans Stork Raving Mad (Meg Langslow #12) by Donna Andrews The Real Macaw (Meg Langslow, #13) by Donna Andrews
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy 1/18/13
The Walled Flower by Lorraine Bartlett 2/08/13
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer 3/23/13
Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans 4/07/13
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews 4/16/13
The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews 4/21/13

3. In honor of the British Invasion, read a book that takes place in England OR a book that features a John, Paul, George, or (bonus points!) a Ringo.√ √ √
There Goes the Bride (Agatha Raisin, #20) by M.C. Beaton Busy Body (Agatha Raisin, #21) by M.C. Beaton The Secret Wedding (Malloren, #9) by Jo Beverley
There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton (England) (& murder plot) 2/17/13
Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (England, John) (& murder plot) 2/20/13
The Secret Wedding byJo Beverley 6/03/13

4. In honor of Star Trek, read a book that takes place mostly on a ship OR that has a mostly black cover.√√
The Trouble With Witches (Ophelia & Abby, #3) by Shirley Damsgaard The Witch Is Dead (Ophelia & Abby, #5) by Shirley Damsgaard
The Trouble With Witches by Shirley Damsgaard 10/15/13
The Witch Is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard 10/26/13

5. In honor of hippies, read a book with the words “peace” or “love” in the title.
Peace from Broken Pieces by Iyanla Vanzant
Peace from Broken Pieces by Iyanla Vanzant

6. You remember covering your eyes the first time you went to see Psycho in the movie theater.
Read a book that has a knife or a shower on the cover. √
For Better, For Murder by Lisa Bork
For Better, For Murder by Lisa Bork 4/11/13

7. In honor of the first Superbowl, read a book that takes place in Wisconsin or Missouri.√
Every Last Secret A Mystery by Linda Rodriguez
Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez (MO)(& murder plot) 1/9/13

8. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., read a historical biography of someone who made a difference OR read a book with the word “dream” in the title.


9. In honor of Andy Warhol, read a book about an artist OR read a book that has a red and white cover. √√
A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett Riding the Dragon 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times by Robert J. Wicks
A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett 4/01/13
Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times by Robert J. Wicks 4/22/13

10. In honor of Woodstock, read a book that features a musical group OR a book that has a festival/fair of some kind. √√
As the Pig Turns (Agatha Raisin, #22) by M.C. Beaton Some Like It Hawk (Meg Langslow, #14) by Donna Andrews
As The Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton 2/24/13
Some Like It Hawk by Donna Andrews 4/27/13


message 3: by Nell (last edited Sep 16, 2013 03:48AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments Spring Fever Challenge
Duration: 4 months from start date
March to June 2013
To get you into a spring mood:

LEVEL 4: Mature Plant 15 PLUS
18/15+

TASKS LIST:

1) Color my world, using the birthstones, PICK ONE and read a book with the cover that color or in the title: March aquamarine (blue), April diamond (clear or opaque or white), May Emerald (green), June alexandrite (light purple)

2) Time to grow, April has Earth day, lawn and garden month, choose a book with an image of a flower or tree on it.√ √
Three Dirty Women and the Garden of Death by Julie Wray Herman 5/09/13
Devil's Trumpet by Mary Freeman (& debut & wedding) 5/21/13
Three Dirty Women and the Garden of Death by Julie Wray Herman Devil's Trumpet (Gardening Mystery, #1) by Mary Freeman

3) April is known for April Fool's day and is humor month, read a book that makes you LOL√
The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews 4/21/13
Button Holed by Kylie Logan 5/04/13
The Real Macaw (Meg Langslow, #13) by Donna Andrews Button Holed (Button Box Mystery, #1) by Kylie Logan

4) May is national bbq month, is the kickoff to summer picnics and Hamburger month, read a book with food in the title, picture of food or is about food. √
Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams 5/17/13
Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams

5) June has Flag day and May has Memorial day, read a book with a flag on the cover, the colors red, white and blue or a book about a war.

6) Since Spring represents new beginnings and many people spring clean this time of the year, go through your tbr piles and give away 5 books you will never read,
remove 5 books from your tbr shelf on Goodreads DONE 3/02/13,
*read 5 books from your tbr pile (if you choose to read, you may use the book for another item here and list here, only time you can double dip)
*Personal goal = 10 books
i. If You Can't Stand the Heat by Robin Allen 3/07/13
ii. A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett 4/01/13
iii. Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews 4/16/13
iv. The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews 4/21/13
v. Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength by Robert J. Wicks 4/22/13
If You Can't Stand the Heat (Poppy Markham Culinary Cop, #1) by Robin Allen A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews The Real Macaw (Meg Langslow, #13) by Donna Andrews Riding the Dragon 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times by Robert J. Wicks
vi. Some Like It Hawk by Donna Andrews 4/27/13
vii. Button Holed by Kylie Logan 5/04/13
viii. Three Dirty Women and the Garden of Death by Julie Wray Herman 5/09/13
ix. Devil's Trumpet by Mary Freeman 5/21/13
x. Dead Head by Rosemary Harris 5/28/13
xi. The Secret Wedding by Jo Beverley 6/03/13
Some Like It Hawk (Meg Langslow, #14) by Donna Andrews Button Holed (Button Box Mystery, #1) by Kylie Logan Three Dirty Women and the Garden of Death by Julie Wray Herman Devil's Trumpet (Gardening Mystery, #1) by Mary Freeman Dead Head (Dirty Business, #3) by Rosemary Harris The Secret Wedding (Malloren, #9) by Jo Beverley

7) In honor of spring cleaning, repeat step 6 with books that are series. Read the next book in 5 series (double dip rule applies).
1. Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews, #12 (& purple) 4/16/13
2. Dead Head by Rosemary Harris, #3 (& flowers) 5/28/13
3. The Secret Wedding by Jo Beverley, #9 (& wedding, past) 6/03/13
4. The Diva Frosts a Cupcake by Krista Davis, #7 (& red, white & blue) 6/09/13
5. Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson #15 (& past) 6/11/13
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews Dead Head (Dirty Business, #3) by Rosemary Harris The Secret Wedding (Malloren, #9) by Jo Beverley The Diva Frosts a Cupcake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #7) by Krista Davis Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson

8) Spring forward and Fall back, read a book set in the past or set in the future.√
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1908) 3/15/13
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

9) Read a book by an author born in April or May

10) It's Zodiac time, read a book with an image of these signs, the book has 1,2,3 in the title or the main plot is about one of these signs. Aries, ram, Taurus, bull, Gemini, twins.

11) Time to get moving, read an exercise book, or a book where movement is the main component(the book could be about running, dancers, sports players)

12) In honor of Mother's day and Father's day, read a book about family √
A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett 4/01/13
A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett

13) Spring also means it is time for baseball. So read a book about baseball, the setting is a baseball field, or is about a baseball player or the character is a baseball player. You can also just use a book with a title that has a word associated with baseball.

14) It is Movie time, May is the beginning of the Summer movie releases. SO read a book that was made into a movie

15) As spring represents Newness, read a book written by a debut author.√ √
If You Can't Stand the Heat by Robin Allen 3/07/13
Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans (& tree) 4/07/13
If You Can't Stand the Heat (Poppy Markham Culinary Cop, #1) by Robin Allen Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans

16) June is known for weddings. So read a romance book, a book with an image of weddings in it (ring, church, etc) or a book about weddings.√
For Better, For Murder by Lisa Bork - wedding cake (& debut) 4/11/13
For Better, For Murder by Lisa Bork

17) May is the shortest name for a month, so read the shortest book on your shelf. (less than 150 pgs)

18) For the ones who like to spell words with titles, find books that either spell March, April, May, or June.

19) Hollywood and the Music world have been awarding performers for a few months now. So read a book that has won an award. √
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer (& opaque, food, debut) 3/23/13
Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1) by Susan M. Boyer

20) In honor of Summer and the longest day of the year read a book that is over 450 pages.


message 5: by Nell (last edited Feb 13, 2016 12:35PM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments HF CHALLENGE #11 TASK LIST:

√ 5.1 Laissez les bons temps rouler!: In honor of Mardi Gras, read a book that has a green, gold and/or purple cover.
There Goes the Bride (Agatha Raisin, #20) by M.C. Beaton
There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton
Bonus points:
277 pgs +2
Review +5
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Total = 12 pts

√10.2 In case of emergency: In honor of Red Cross month (March), read a book featuring a natural disaster (storm)
Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1) by Susan M. Boyer
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer
408 pg +4
Review +5
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Total = 19 pts

√15.1 The sun never sets on the British Empire. In honor of Commonwealth Day (March 11): Read a book set in one of the commonwealth countries
Busy Body (Agatha Raisin, #21) by M.C. Beaton
Busy Body by M.C. Beaton (Great Britain)
Bonus points:
278 pgs +2
Total pts = 17

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5.1 Laissez les bons temps rouler!: In honor of Mardi Gras, read a book that has a green, gold and/or purple cover.√
Stork Raving Mad (Meg Langslow #12) by Donna Andrews
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews

10.3 Happy (Chinese) New Year: Read a book first published a year of the snake√
A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett
A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett (Commonwealth) (2001)
Bonus points:
416 pages +4
Review +5
Total = 19 pts


message 6: by Nell (last edited Sep 02, 2014 04:31AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments Back to School
From Sep '13

Student: Read a book where the main character is going back to school.

Teacher: Read a book where the main character is learning something new√
Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes 1/18/14

Drama: What high school didn't have drama? Read a YA book


Math: Read a book with a number in the title or on the cover √
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen 12/26/13

History: Read a Historical Fiction √
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith 9/06/13

PE: Read a book where that main character is in some type of game.
See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson 2/14/14

Lunch: Read a book where the main character is in the food business √
Clammed Up by Barbara Ross 1/11/14

Languages: Read a book that takes place in a country that is not your own√
A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh 9/20/13

Art: Read a book with a pretty cover√
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith 12/01/13

Science: Read a Science Fiction

☼ Bonus
Reader's Pick - as long as you can relate it to school somehow.√
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos Best friends in college reuniting 11/23/13

Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) by Alexander McCall Smith The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #6) by Rhys Bowen Clammed Up by Barbara Ross Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes See Jane Score (Chinooks Hockey Team, #2) by Rachel Gibson


message 7: by Nell (last edited Nov 03, 2013 02:22AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments HF Road Trip
Duration: 4 months
June 2013

TASK LIST:

5.5 Summer Sun: Murder of a Creped Suzette by Denise Swanson

10.2 Planes, trains, and automobiles: Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith

10.4 Summer desserts: Scoop to Kill by Wendy Lyn Watson
A Parfait Murder by Wendy Lyn Watson

10.5 Fun with the Family: Mama Sees Stars by Deborah Sharp

Mama Sees Stars (A Mace Bauer Mystery #4) by Deborah Sharp Murder of a Creped Suzette (A Scumble River Mystery #14) by Denise Swanson Scoop to Kill (A Mystery a La Mode, #2) by Wendy Lyn Watson A Parfait Murder (A Mystery a La Mode, #3) by Wendy Lyn Watson Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith


message 8: by Nell (last edited Nov 03, 2013 02:24AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments TCF'S Summer Seasonal Challenge
☀Duration: 6/21/13 - 9/30/13☀

Level: Sunglasses: 11-20 books
Progress: 12 books

The Weird & Crazy Holidays
National Columnists Day: Read a new to you author√
Jennie Bentley, Fatal Fixer-Upper 8/31/13 ♥♥1/2

Hug Holiday: Reread a favorite of yours√
Mum's the Word by Kate Collins 9/09/13 ♥♥♥♥♥
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron 9/25/13 ♥♥♥♥

National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a dog in it√
Bloody Kin by Margaret Maron 9/15/13 ♥♥♥♥

Unlucky Month for Weddings: Read a book where a character is single√
Scoop to Kill by Wendy Lyn Watson 8/16/13 ♥♥♥♥

National Country Music Day: Read a book set in Tennessee√
Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams 7/26/13 ♥♥1/2

Romance Awareness Month: Read a romance novel
A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh 9/20/13 ♥♥♥♥

Admit You're Happy Month: Read something that makes you happy√
A Parfait Murder by Wendy Lyn Watson 8/18/13 ♥♥♥♥

Presidential Joke Day: Read a book that has a political figure in it√
Finger Lickin' Dead by Riley Adams 8/24/13 ♥♥♥

Fatal Fixer-Upper (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #1) by Jennie Bentley Scoop to Kill (A Mystery a La Mode, #2) by Wendy Lyn Watson A Parfait Murder (A Mystery a La Mode, #3) by Wendy Lyn Watson Delicious and Suspicious (A Memphis BBQ Mystery #1) by Riley Adams Finger Lickin' Dead (A Memphis BBQ Mystery #2) by Riley Adams Mum's the Word (A Flower Shop Mystery, #1) by Kate Collins Bloody Kin by Margaret Maron A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh Bootlegger's Daughter (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #1) by Margaret Maron

Covers
6/28 is Paul Bunyan Day: Read a book with a man on the cover√
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith 9/06/13 ♥♥♥♥
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith

Read a book that has a sun on the cover
Mama Sees Stars by Deborah Sharp 7/07/13 ♥♥♥
Mama Sees Stars (A Mace Bauer Mystery #4) by Deborah Sharp

8/8 is sneak some zucchini on your neighbor's porch day
Murder of a Creped Suzette by Denise Swanson 8/09/13 ♥♥♥♥
Murder of a Creped Suzette (A Scumble River Mystery #14) by Denise Swanson


message 9: by Nell (last edited Aug 23, 2013 04:56AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments TCF July Mini-Challenge

National Cheesecake Day: Read a book that has a character who likes to bake√
Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams

July is Named After Julius Caesar: Read a historical book
The Secret Keeper

National Anti-Boredom Month: This is a freebie, any book will do√
Mama Sees Stars by Deborah Sharp

Mama Sees Stars (A Mace Bauer Mystery #4) by Deborah Sharp Delicious and Suspicious (A Memphis BBQ Mystery #1) by Riley Adams The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton


message 10: by Nell (last edited Sep 12, 2013 06:12AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments TCF Challenge
August in History:


Level: Major = 4 books

8/9/1974 President Nixon resigned due to Watergate:
Read a book where the character gets fired from their job, resigns, or is involved in a scandal of some sort.√
Scoop to Kill by Wendy Lyn Watson 8/16/13

8/15/1969 The first day of Woodstock began:
Read any book that has a musician as a character√
Murder of a Creped Suzette by Denise Swanson 8/09/13

8/16/1977 Elvis Presley was pronounced dead at a hospital in Memphis:
Read a book set in Tennessee√
Finger Lickin' Dead by Riley Adams 8/24/13

8/27/1910 Mother Teresa was born: Read any book that has a motherly figure in it √
A Parfait Murder by Wendy Lyn Watson 8/18/13

Murder of a Creped Suzette (A Scumble River Mystery #14) by Denise Swanson Scoop to Kill (A Mystery a La Mode, #2) by Wendy Lyn Watson A Parfait Murder (A Mystery a La Mode, #3) by Wendy Lyn Watson Finger Lickin' Dead (A Memphis BBQ Mystery #2) by Riley Adams


message 11: by Nell (last edited Sep 12, 2013 06:12AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments TCF August Challenge
Back to School
:

Level: Elementary: 3 books

Tasks:
✎Read a book that has a character that's a teacher √√
Murder of a Creped Suzette by Denise Swanson 8/09/13
Scoop to Kill by Wendy Lyn Watson 8/16/13

✎Read a book who's author is from the same town, state, or country where you went to school√
Jennie Bentley, Fatal Fixer-Upper TN

Murder of a Creped Suzette (A Scumble River Mystery #14) by Denise Swanson Scoop to Kill (A Mystery a La Mode, #2) by Wendy Lyn Watson Fatal Fixer-Upper (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #1) by Jennie Bentley


message 12: by Nell (last edited Apr 27, 2014 12:40PM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments TCF September Challenge

International Literacy Day:
Mum's the Word by Kate Collins

Be Late For Something Day:
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith

Neither Rain nor Snow Day:
A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh

Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith Mum's the Word (A Flower Shop Mystery, #1) by Kate Collins A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh


message 13: by Nell (last edited Oct 08, 2013 05:27AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments September in History
Level: History Buff
Read: 7

9/12/1953 JFK & Jacqueline Bouvier get married: Read a book that has a wedding in it √√
A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh 9/20/13
Seed No Evil by Kate Collins 9/29/13

9/15/1890 Agatha Christie is born: Read a book from the mystery genre√√√
Mum's the Word by Kate Collins 9/09/13
Bloody Kin by Margaret Maron 9/09/13
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron 9/25/13

9/16/1908 General Motors is founded: Read a book that has a mode of transportation on the cover
Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer 10/4/13

9/30/1955 Actor James Dean dies in a car crash: Read a book with a single man on the cover√
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith 9/06/13

Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith Mum's the Word (A Flower Shop Mystery, #1) by Kate Collins Bloody Kin by Margaret Maron A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh Bootlegger's Daughter (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #1) by Margaret Maron Seed No Evil (A Flower Shop Mystery, #14) by Kate Collins Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #2) by Susan M. Boyer


message 14: by Nell (last edited Dec 24, 2013 05:02AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments TCF'S Fall into Fall Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 9/22/13 - 12/21/13♢

Progress:
Books: 14
Categories: 6/6

Level: Witch: 1 or 2 tasks per category
Mummy: 3 - 4 tasks per category

Category 1 - Autumn Colors:
Orange
- The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith 12/01/13

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) by Alexander McCall Smith

Category 2 - Halloween√√√
Witch:
Charmed to Death by Shirley Damsgaard 10/9/13
The Trouble With Witches by Shirley Damsgaard 10/15/13
The Witch's Grave by Shirley Damsgaard 11/03/13

Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby, #2) by Shirley Damsgaard The Trouble With Witches (Ophelia & Abby, #3) by Shirley Damsgaard The Witch's Grave (Ophelia & Abby, #6) by Shirley Damsgaard

Category 3 - Thanksgiving√
Read a book that has a character that works in the food industry
Santa, Honey by Kate Angell, Sandra Hill and Joy Nash 12/18/13

Santa, Honey (includes Richmond Rogues, #4.5) by Kate Angell

Category 4 - Cool Nights√√√√
Read a book that is set in fall

The Seventh Witch by Shirley Damsgaard 11/26/13

Read a book that has fire, smoke, or a fireplace on the cover
Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard 10/19/13

Read a book that's pretty steamy to warm you up
The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh - 11/09/13

Read a book where the main character drinks a lot of warm beverages
The Witch Is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard 10/26/13

Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4) by Shirley Damsgaard The Witch Is Dead (Ophelia & Abby, #5) by Shirley Damsgaard The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh The Seventh Witch (Ophelia & Abby, #7) by Shirley Damsgaard

Category 5 - Veterans Day:
Read a book with a red, white, or blue cover

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat 12/04/13

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Category 6 - Spell Out:√√√√
Spell out with author, series, or title
F - Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos
A - Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap (& Fall) 11/16/13
L - Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer 10/04/13
L - Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson 11/15/13

Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #2) by Susan M. Boyer Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) by Adriana Trigiani Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos


message 15: by Nell (last edited May 13, 2014 06:05AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments TCF - If I Were A Book
Progress: Read 5
Level: Hard - 5 or more books

Categories:

#1 - Author: Read a book by an author sharing the name of one of your parents.√
Mary Balogh, The Secret Mistress 11/08/13

#2 - Release Date: Read a book published in the month or year you were born. - October √
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos 11/23/13

#3 - Originally published in: Read a book first published in the country where you were born.√
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani 11/16/13

#4 - Main character: Read a book where the main character has something in common with you. - Classmate
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

#5 - Setting: Read a book set in the city or country [region] where you currently live. - Northeast√
Berried to the Hilt by Karen MacInerney 1/02/14

#6 - Cover: Read a book with a cover in your favorite color. - Blue √
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat 12/04/13

The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) by Adriana Trigiani Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat Berried to the Hilt (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #4) by Karen MacInerney My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor


message 16: by Nell (last edited Jun 28, 2014 02:54AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments Trick or Treat Challenge

Levels:
Candy Junkie: 8+ books

Progress: Read 13

Snickers: The Trouble With Witches by Shirley Damsgaard 10/15/13

Milky Way: Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard 10/19/20

M&Ms: Brush with Death by Karen MacInerney 1/06/14

Skittles: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith 12/01/13

Baby Ruth: Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos 11/23/13

Suckers: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat 12/04/13

Candy Corn: Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani 11/16/13

Three Musketeers: The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh 11/09/13

Bubble Gum: Seed No Evil by Kate Collins 9/29/13

Twix: Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer 10/04/13 (#2)

Crunch Bar:C- Charmed to Death by Shirley Damsgaard 10/9/13

KitKat: Kaye George, Smoke 11/10/13

Twizzlers: Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson 11/15/13

Seed No Evil (A Flower Shop Mystery, #14) by Kate Collins Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #2) by Susan M. Boyer Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby, #2) by Shirley Damsgaard The Trouble With Witches (Ophelia & Abby, #3) by Shirley Damsgaard Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4) by Shirley Damsgaard The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh Smoke (Imogene Duckworthy Mystery #2) by Kaye George Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) by Adriana Trigiani Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) by Alexander McCall Smith Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat Brush with Death (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, #5) by Karen MacInerney


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Nell | 93 comments TCF October in History:
Duration: Oct 1 to Nov 30

LEVEL: History Buff: 8+

Progress: Read 9

10/1/1908 The Model T went on sale for the first time: Read a book who's author has either a first, middle, or last name that starts with a T
Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap 11/16/13

10/2/1968 The National Redwood Forest Park is established: Read a book with a red cover
Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson 11/15/13

10/12/1492 - Columbus Day - "Discover new lands" - read a book set on a different continent from where you live
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith 12/01/13

10/13/54 AD Roman Emperor Claudius died after eating mushrooms poisoned by his wife: Read a murder mystery
Charmed to Death by Shirley Damsgaard 10/9/13

10/16/1701 Yale is founded: Read a book that has a character that attends school
Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard 10/19/20

10/19/1987 Black Friday occurs on Wall Street: Read a book with a black cover
The Trouble With Witches by Shirley Damsgaard 10/15/13

10/24/1931 Al Capone is sentenced to prison: Read a book where a character is or has been in jail
Smoke by Kaye George 11/10/13

10/28/1949 Helen Anderson became the first woman ambassador: Read a book with a female lead
The Witch Is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard 10/26/13

10/29/1618 Sir Walter Raleigh is executed: Read a book that's a historical set in England
The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh 11/08/13

Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby, #2) by Shirley Damsgaard The Trouble With Witches (Ophelia & Abby, #3) by Shirley Damsgaard Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4) by Shirley Damsgaard The Witch Is Dead (Ophelia & Abby, #5) by Shirley Damsgaard The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh Smoke (Imogene Duckworthy Mystery #2) by Kaye George Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) by Adriana Trigiani The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) by Alexander McCall Smith

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Organized Week: All of your books must have been on your TBR for at least 3 months

Fire Prevention Week: Read a book that has flames, fire, or smoke on the cover
Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month: Read a book that has any canine in it
The Trouble With Witches by Shirley Damsgaard
National Mother in Law Day: Read a book with a Mom in it
Charmed to Death by Shirley Damsgaard

Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby, #2) by Shirley Damsgaard The Trouble With Witches (Ophelia & Abby, #3) by Shirley Damsgaard Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby, #4) by Shirley Damsgaard


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Nell | 93 comments TCF November Challenge

Themes to Choose From:
National Novel Writing Month: All of your books must be by different authors √√√
and
Forget-me-not Day: All of your books must have been on your TBR for at least 3 months √√√

Real Jewelry Month: The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh (sapphire)

Thanksgiving: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat 12/04/13

National Adoption Awareness: The Seventh Witch by Shirley Damsgaard (Tink) 11/26/13

The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh The Seventh Witch (Ophelia & Abby, #7) by Shirley Damsgaard *******************************************************************************************
November in History:
Progress: 4 books

11/2/1795 James K. Polk was born. He once said he was "exceedingly relieved" at the completion of his presidency: Read a book that is the final installment of a series.√
The Seventh Witch by Shirley Damsgaard 11/26/13

11/4/1942 Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd: Read a book with a wedding in it.√
The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh 11/09/13

11/12/1929 Grace Kelly was born: Read a book where a character makes a huge life change.√
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani 11/16/13

11/21/1920 Became known as "Bloody Sunday" because of the actions of the IRA:
Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson

The Secret Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #3) by Mary Balogh Little Shop of Homicide (A Devereaux Dime Store Mystery #1) by Denise Swanson Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) by Adriana Trigiani The Seventh Witch (Ophelia & Abby, #7) by Shirley Damsgaard

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In November, I Pledge...

1) To complete one series√
The Seventh Witch by Shirley Damsgaard 11/26/13

2) To read a 500 page book

3) To read and return one borrowed book√
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat 12/04/13

4) To finish one book from my 'set-aside' shelf√
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani 11/16/13

Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) by Adriana Trigiani The Seventh Witch (Ophelia & Abby, #7) by Shirley Damsgaard Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat


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Nell | 93 comments TCF Pride & Prejudice 200th Anniversary Challenge


Levels
≫ Mrs. Bennet: 2 Books
≫ Charlotte Lucas: 3-4 Books
≫ Jane Bennet: 5-6 Books
≫ Elizabeth Bennet: 6 Books, One from each category

Rules
≫ Categories can be used multiple times, unless you are going for Elizabeth Bennet.
≫ Re-reads are allowed.
≫ Change your books, categories and level at any time.

CATEGORIES:

#1 Pride & Prejudice
Read the book of the hour itself, Pride and Prejudice.

#2 Sense & Sensibility
Read any book written by Jane Austen.
Sense and Sensibility

#3 Sequel & Retelling
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
#4 Time & Place
Read a book set during the Regency Era OR in England.
Georgette Heyer

#5 Learn & Grow
Read a non-fiction book about the Regency Era OR Jane Austen.
Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields

#6 Love & Family
Read a book that deals with sibling relationships.
The Precious One: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos


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Nell | 93 comments December - All's Well That Ends Well
The end of the year is rapidly approaching, so this one's all about endings - in one way or another.

Categories

#1 All Good Things Come To an End: Read a book that is the last (or latest) in a series.
Brush with Death by Karen MacInerney

#2 Final Words: Read an author's last (or latest) book.
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

#3 End of an Era: Read a book which involves a momentous change of some sort.
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen MC becomes engaged

#4 Happy Ever After: Read a book with a happy end.
Santa, Honey by Kate Angell, et al.

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat Santa, Honey (includes Richmond Rogues, #4.5) by Kate Angell The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #6) by Rhys Bowen Brush with Death (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, #5) by Karen MacInerney


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Nell | 93 comments TCF's Brrr Winter Challenge
Duration: 12/22/13 to 3/20/14

Levels
Skis: 1-2 tasks per category
Sled: 3 tasks per category
Snowmobile: 4+ taske per category

Progress:
Books: 23
Categories: 5/6

Category 1 - Winter Colors:√√√√√
Read a a book whose covers are:
Blue - To Davy Jones Below by Carola Dunn 2/19/14
White - Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott 12/31/13
Die Laughing by Carola Dunn 2/27/14
Silver
Gray - Many Deadly Returns by Patricia Moyes 3/15/14
Purple - Mistletoe and Murder by Carola Dunn 2/25/14

Help Thanks Wow Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott To Davy Jones Below (Daisy Dalrymple, #9) by Carola Dunn Mistletoe and Murder (Daisy Dalrymple, #11) by Carola Dunn Die Laughing (Daisy Dalrymple, #12) by Carola Dunn Many Deadly Returns by Patricia Moyes

Category 2 - Happy Holidays√√√
Read a book about an angel

The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank 12/28/13
(& white, family, new author, winter, 'C')

Read a book that has a shopping trip in it
See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

Read a book that features a family gathering
A Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn 3/04/14

The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank See Jane Score (Chinooks Hockey Team, #2) by Rachel Gibson A Mourning Wedding (Daisy Dalrymple, #13) by Carola Dunn

Category 3 - New Year√√
Read a new to you author

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross 1/11/14

Read a book that has any kind of new beginning in it
Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson 2/17/14

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team, #5) by Rachel Gibson

Category 4 - Cold Nights√√√√
Read a book that is set in winter

The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen 12/26/13

Read a book that has snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover
Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes 1/18/14

Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted
Death of a Hussy by M.C. Beaton 1/26/14

Read a book that's set in a location that gets prety cold in winter
Berried to the Hilt by Karen MacInerney - Maine - 1/02/14

The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #6) by Rhys Bowen Berried to the Hilt (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #4) by Karen MacInerney Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth, #5) by M.C. Beaton

Category 5 - Valentine's Day:√√√√√
Read a book from an author you love

Carola Dunn, Rattle His Bones 2/10/14

Read a book from the romance genre
Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins 1/07/14

Read a book with a pink or red cover
Styx and Stones by Carola Dunn 2/05/14

Read a book where a character likes chocolate
Brush with Death by Karen MacInerney 1/06/14

Valentine's Day is February 14th, read a book that was released in February
The Case of the Murdered Muckraker by Carola Dunn 2/22/14

Brush with Death (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, #5) by Karen MacInerney Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins Styx and Stones (Daisy Dalrymple, #7) by Carola Dunn Rattle His Bones (Daisy Dalrymple, #8) by Carola Dunn The Case of the Murdered Muckraker (Daisy Dalrymple, #10) by Carola Dunn

Category 6 - Spell Out:√√√
C - Carola Dunn, Damsel in Distress 1/23/14 & Dead in the Water 2/01/14
O -
L - A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash 3/20/14
D - Death of a Perfect Wife by M.C. Beaton 1/24/14

Damsel In Distress (Daisy Dalrymple, #5) by Carola Dunn Death of a Perfect Wife (Hamish Macbeth, #4) by M.C. Beaton Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple, #6) by Carola Dunn A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash


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Nell | 93 comments TCF January Challenge - Auld Lang Syne


Run About the Slopes: Read a book that has snow in it or on the cover.
Brush with Death by Karen MacInerney 1/06/14
Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes 1/18/14

Picked the Daisies: Read a book with a character named Daisy.
Damsel In Distress by Carola Dunn - MC is Daisy Dalrymple 1/23/14

Paddled in the stream: Read a book where someone goes swimming
Dead in the Water by Carola Dunn 1/31/14

Seas between us broad have roared: Read a book that takes place on the East coast of the US or across the pond.
Berried to the Hilt by Karen MacInerney 1/02/14

Good Will Draught: Read a book where friends get drinks together.
Clammed Up by Barbara Ross 1/11/14

Auld Lang Syne: Read a book that takes place in Scotland...
Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins - starts in Scotland - 1/07/14
Death of a Perfect Wife by M.C. Beaton 1/24/14
Death of a Hussy by M.C. Beaton 1/26/14

Berried to the Hilt (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #4) by Karen MacInerney Brush with Death (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, #5) by Karen MacInerney Night Hawk by Beverly Jenkins Clammed Up by Barbara Ross Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes Damsel in Distress (Daisy Dalrymple, #5) by Carola Dunn Death of a Perfect Wife (Hamish Macbeth, #4) by M.C. Beaton Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth, #5) by M.C. Beaton Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple, #6) by Carola Dunn


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Nell | 93 comments TCF Winter Olympics Mini Challenge:
Duration: January 10th to February 23rd

❄This year's winter Olympics will be held in Russia. Read a book that's set in Russia.

❄Read a book that is set in winter.
Mistletoe and Murder by Carola Dunn 2/25/14

❄Read a book with a gold cover.
Death of a Hussy by M.C. Beaton 1/26/14
Rattle His Bones by Carola Dunn 2/10/14

❄Read a book with a silver cover.

❄Read a book with a bronze cover.
The Case of the Murdered Muckraker by Carola Dunn - 2/22/14

❄Read a book where the characters go on a ski trip.
Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes (& multi-country) 1/18/14

❄Read a book whose title starts with any letter in the word Olympics.
C - Clammed Up by Barbara Ross 1/11/14
S - Styx and Stones by Carola Dunn 2/05/14

❄Read a book where a character likes to ice skate.
See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson 2/14/14

❄Read a book whose author shares a name with any athlete that's won a medal in the Winter Olympics before.
Carola Dunn, Damsel in Distress 1/23/14 & Dead in the Water 2/01/14
Tricia Dunn-Luoma (USA) ice hockey:
Turin 2006 - bronze; Salt Lake City 2002 - silver; Nagano 1998 - gold
Shannon Dunn-Downing (USA) half-pipe snowboard: Nagano 1998 - bronze

❄Since the Olympics is a multi-country game read a book where the characters go to more than one country in the book.
To Davy Jones Below by Carola Dunn 2/19/14

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross Dead Men Don't Ski by Patricia Moyes Damsel In Distress (Daisy Dalrymple, #5) by Carola Dunn Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth, #5) by M.C. Beaton Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple, #6) by Carola Dunn Styx and Stones (Daisy Dalrymple, #7) by Carola Dunn Rattle His Bones (Daisy Dalrymple, #8) by Carola Dunn See Jane Score (Chinooks Hockey Team, #2) by Rachel Gibson To Davy Jones Below (Daisy Dalrymple, #9) by Carola Dunn The Case of the Murdered Muckraker (Daisy Dalrymple, #10) by Carola Dunn Mistletoe and Murder (Daisy Dalrymple, #11) by Carola Dunn


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Nell | 93 comments Nell's NCAA Tournament Challenge
Duration: March 1 to April 30, 2014
Progress: 12 books

One and Done : Read the last or most recent book in a series√√
Throw in the Trowel by Kate Collins 4/01/14
Seduction In Silk by Jo Beverley 4/03/14
Throw in the Trowel A Flower Shop Mystery by Kate Collins Seduction In Silk (Malloren, #13) by Jo Beverley

The Big Dance : Read a book where the characters dance or attend a dance√
One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare - 3/29/14
Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death: A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson 4/27/14
One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club, #1) by Tessa Dare Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death (Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, #2) by Denise Swanson

68 Teams: Read one of the first 68 books in my TBR

Sweet Sixteen : Read a book where the MC is a baker and/or that features a dessert in the title or pictured on the cover
Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady 4/13/14
Arsenic and Old Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #3) by Jacklyn Brady

Elite Eight : Read a book with wealthy characters √√√
A Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn - 3/03/14
Gunpowder Plot by Carola Dunn - 3/10/14
Many Deadly Returns by Patricia Moyes - 3/15/14
A Mourning Wedding (Daisy Dalrymple, #13) by Carola Dunn Gunpowder Plot (Daisy Dalrymple, #15) by Carola Dunn Many Deadly Returns by Patricia Moyes

Final Four : Read a series with four (or fewer) books to read or read the 4th book in a series√
A Covent Garden Mystery by Ashley Gardner 4/19/14
A Covent Garden Mystery (Captain Lacey, #6) by Ashley Gardner

Semi-Finalist : Read a book nominated for an award √
Board Stiff by Kendel Lynn - Agatha nominee - 3/24/14
Board Stiff (An Elliott Lisbon Mystery, #1) by Kendel Lynn

Stand Alone :√
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash - 3/20/14
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Number One: Read the first book in a series√
Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay - 3/27/14
Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay


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Nell | 93 comments TCF's Finally Spring Challenge
Duration: March 20 to June 20, 2014
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels:
Daisy: 1-2 tasks per category

Progress:
Books: 18

Category 1 Spring Colors: √
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Pastel - Aunty Lee's Delights: by Ovidia Yu 6/13/14

Aunty Lee's Delights (Singaporean Mystery #1) by Ovidia Yu

Category 2 Flowers :√√
Read a book that has a flower(s) on the cover
Throw in the Trowel: A Flower Shop Mystery by Kate Collins 4/01/14

Read a book that contains the letters of your favorite flower in the title
Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson 4/27/14 - camelia

Throw in the Trowel (A Flower Shop Mystery, #15) by Kate Collins Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson

Category 3 Tax Time :√√
Read a book that has a number in the title
One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare 3/29/14

Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title
Board Stiff by Kendel Lynn 3/24/14

Board Stiff (An Elliott Lisbon Mystery, #1) by Kendel Lynn One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club, #1) by Tessa Dare

Category 4 Stormy Weather:√
Read a book that's set in spring
Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady 4/13/14
(& characters named Hyacinth and Primrose)

Arsenic and Old Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #3) by Jacklyn Brady

Category 5 Mother's Day:√√
Read a book from the chick-lit genre
Sex, Murder And A Double Latte by Kyra Davis 5/23/14

Read a book that was published in May (any year)
The Proposal by Mary Balogh 5/04/14

The Proposal (The Survivors' Club #1) by Mary Balogh Sex, Murder And A Double Latte (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery, #1) by Kyra Davis

Category 6 Spell Out:√√√√√√√√√
Spell out with author, series, or title
G - Ashley Gardner, A Covent Garden Mystery 4/19/14
R - Rhymes with Love #2, And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake by Elizabeth Boyle 5/16/14
A - Along Came A Duke by Elizabeth Boyle 5/08/14
S - Seduction In Silk by Jo Beverley 4/03/14
S - Sandra Balzo, Grounds for Murder 5/07/14

Seduction In Silk (Malloren, #13) by Jo Beverley A Covent Garden Mystery (Captain Lacey, #6) by Ashley Gardner Grounds for Murder (Maggy Thorsen Mystery #2) by Sandra Balzo Along Came A Duke (Rhymes with Love, #1) by Elizabeth Boyle And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake (Rhymes With Love, #2) by Elizabeth Boyle

W - Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall 6/08/14
I - Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown 6/03/14
N - Nora Roberts, The Collector 5/29/14
D - Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay 6/22/14

The Collector by Nora Roberts Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay


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Nell | 93 comments TCF Easter Egg Err Book Hunt Challenge:
The How To's: Find books whose titles fit the given item listed below.
Duration: Easter season

Levels:
Hard: 7+ books

Progress: 8

Items:

Something you eat or drink: Sex, Murder And A Double Latte by Kyra Davis 5/23/14

A weapon: Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay - 3/27/14

A location: A Covent Garden Mystery by Ashley Gardner 4/19/14

A number: One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare 3/29/14

A verb: Throw in the Trowel by Kate Collins 4/01/14

A tragedy: Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson 4/27/14

A noun: Along Came A Duke by Elizabeth Boyle 5/08/14

An element: Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady 4/13/14

Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club, #1) by Tessa Dare Throw in the Trowel (A Flower Shop Mystery, #15) by Kate Collins Arsenic and Old Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #3) by Jacklyn Brady A Covent Garden Mystery (Captain Lacey, #6) by Ashley Gardner Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson Along Came A Duke (Rhymes with Love, #1) by Elizabeth Boyle Sex, Murder And A Double Latte (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery, #1) by Kyra Davis


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Nell | 93 comments TCF April Challenge:
Rain Rain Go Away


Wait, It’s Raining? - Read a book that makes you forget about the world around you.
Seduction In Silk by Jo Beverley 4/03/14

Get Cooking - Read a book with a chef or a baker as a main character.
Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady 4/13/14

Let’s Dance - Read a book where the characters go dancing.
Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death: A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson 4/27/14

Quality Time - Read a book where one of the characters is big on family time.
Throw in the Trowel: A Flower Shop Mystery by Kate Collins 4/01/14

Throw in the Trowel (A Flower Shop Mystery, #15) by Kate Collins Seduction In Silk (Malloren, #13) by Jo Beverley Arsenic and Old Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #3) by Jacklyn Brady Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson


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Nell | 93 comments NBRC Mostly May Challenge
Mostly May Idioms: ~ May Expresses Itself ~

Duration: May 1st - 31st, 2014.

Levels:
Easy Breezy = Read 3 to 4 books.
Moderate Winds = Read 5 to 7 books.
Dust Devil = Read 8-12 books.
Heavy Gusts = 13-24 books.
Gale Force Winds = Read 25-35 books.

Rules: Read books from the following categories.

• “Warning: May be hazardous to your health.” - Read a book where someone finds themselves in a precarious situation. Or where a character gets an illness. Or is a cigarette smoker.
• “Try as I may.” - Read a book that was published any day in May, of any year.
• “He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day.” - Read a book where the protagonist is a professional fighter or a story about survival.
• “Terms & conditions may apply.” - Read a book that fits another challenge.
• “May Day!” - Read a book that is first in a series.
• “May the road rise to meet you...” - Read a book where someone takes a road trip.
The Proposal by Mary Balogh
The Proposal by Mary Balogh

• “May the better man win!” - Read a book where a competition takes place.
• “May he rest in peace.” - Read a book where someone dies.
• “Terms & conditions may apply.” - Read a book that fits another challenge.
Grounds for Murder by Sandra Balzo
Grounds for Murder (Maggy Thorsen Mystery #2) by Sandra Balzo

• “Devil-may-care attitude.” - Read a book where the protagonist has this attitude. (i.e. Heedless of caution; reckless. Jovial and rakish in manner.)
• “Be that as it may.” - Read a book with an author whose name (first or last) begins with “B”.
• “Try as I may.” - Read a book that was published any day in May, of any year.
• “May Day!” - Read a book that is first in a series.
• “May you live in interesting times...” - Read a book where someone is cursed.
• “May the road rise to meet you...” - Read a book where someone takes a road trip.
Along Came A Duke by Elizabeth Boyle
Along Came A Duke (Rhymes with Love, #1) by Elizabeth Boyle

• “Sticks and stones may break my bones.” - Read a book with a word in the title that rhymes with “may”.
• “Things may look good on the surface...” - Read a book with an attractive cover.
• “Terms & conditions may apply.” - Read a book that fits another challenge.
• “Be that as it may.” - Read a book with an author whose name (first or last) begins with “B”.
• “May you live in interesting times...” - Read a book where someone is cursed.
And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake by Elizabeth Boyle
And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake (Rhymes With Love, #2) by Elizabeth Boyle

• “I may be crazy, but...” - Read a book where the protagonist gets “Gaslighted”
• “May Day!” - Read a book that is first in a series.
• “May I be excused?” - Read a book that is written in the first person POV.
• “Terms & conditions may apply.” - Read a book that fits another challenge.
• “May he rest in peace.” - Read a book where someone dies.
• “Mayday! Mayday!” - Read a book where someone makes or receives a distress call.
Sex, Murder And A Double Latte by Kyra Davis
Sex, Murder And A Double Latte (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery, #1) by Kyra Davis

• “May you live in interesting times...” - Read a book with lots of danger, uncertainty, and chaos.
• “Terms & conditions may apply.” - Read a book that fits another challenge.
• “Things may look good on the surface...” - Read a book with an attractive cover.
• “May he rest in peace.” - Read a book where someone dies.
The Collector by Nora Roberts
The Collector by Nora Roberts

• “April showers bring May flowers.” - Read a book with flowers or rain on the cover.
• “How may I help you?” - Read a book where the protagonist helps someone out.
• “May Day!” - Read a book that is first in a series. Or where the protagonist attends a fair.
• “May he rest in peace.” - Read a book where someone dies.
• “Terms & conditions may apply.” - Read a book that fits another challenge.
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown


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Nell | 93 comments TCF May Book Hunt Challenge Round 2
The How To's: Find books who's cover fit the given item.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Level: Medium: 4-6 books
Progress: 6

Items:
Something you'd see in an urban area: The Collector by Nora Roberts 5/29/14
The Collector by Nora Roberts
Something you'd see in a rural area: And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake by Elizabeth Boyle 5/16/14
And The Miss Ran Away With The Rake (Rhymes With Love, #2) by Elizabeth Boyle
A weapon: Sex, Murder And A Double Latte by Kyra Davis (gun) 5/23/14
Sex, Murder And A Double Latte (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery, #1) by Kyra Davis
A hat: Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown 6/03/14
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown
A woman: Along Came A Duke by Elizabeth Boyle 5/08/14
Along Came A Duke (Rhymes with Love, #1) by Elizabeth Boyle
A man: The Proposal by Mary Balogh 5/04/14
The Proposal by Mary Balogh


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Nell | 93 comments TCF Jenne Challenge - Favorite Flavor
Duration: June - July 2014
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Medium 3-7 books
Progress: 7 books

Flavors:

That's my Jam: Read any book from your favorite genre - cozy mysteries
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown 6/03/14

Chocolate Therapy: Read a book whose character could use some therapy
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall 6/08/14

Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz: Read a new release
Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay 6/22/14

Milk and Cookies: Read a book by a favorite author
Jacklyn Brady, The Cakes of Wrath 7/07/14

Banana Split: Read a book you've had mixed feelings about starting
Mama Pursues Murderous Shadows by Nora DeLoach 6/26/14

Cake Batter: Read a book by a new to you author
Ovidia Yu, Aunty Lee's Delights: 6/13/14

Peanut Butter Cup: Read a book with a "sweet" ending
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe 8/11/14

Iced Chiffon (Consignment Shop Mystery, #1) by Duffy Brown Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall Aunty Lee's Delights (Singaporean Mystery #1) by Ovidia Yu Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay Mama Pursues Murderous Shadows by Nora DeLoach The Cakes of Wrath (Piece of Cake Mystery, #4) by Jacklyn Brady The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe


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Nell | 93 comments TCF Summertime and the Weather is Easy
Duration: June 21 to Sept 20, 2014
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels:
Picnic: 1-2 tasks per category
Ice Cream: 3 tasks per category

Progress: 15
Categories: 5/6

Category 1 - Summer Colors: √√
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Orange - Every Hidden Fear by Linda Rodriguez 8/25/14
Blue - The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe 8/11/14

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe Every Hidden Fear by Linda Rodriguez

Category 2 - July 4th: √√√√
Read a book that has firework chemistry
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James 9/15/14

Read a book whose cover has lots of different colors on it
Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay

Read a book that is 4th in a series
The Cakes of Wrath by Jacklyn Brady 7/07/14

Read a book from the historical genre
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen 8/16/14

The Cakes of Wrath (Piece of Cake Mystery, #4) by Jacklyn Brady Heirs and Graces (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #7) by Rhys Bowen Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James

Category 3 - Vacations:
Read a book where the characters take a trip
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh 9/02/14

The Arrangement (The Survivors' Club #2) by Mary Balogh

Category 4 - Labor Day:√√√√
Read a book where a character works hard

Boiled Over by Barbara Ross 7/26/14

Read a book that has been released in September
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 9/03/14

Read a book that's so good you could stay home from work to finish
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult 9/15/14

Read a book where the MC has their own business
Doing It at the Dixie Dew: A Mystery by Ruth Moose 8/03/14

Boiled Over by Barbara Ross Doing It at the Dixie Dew A Mystery (Dixie Dew Mystery, #1) by Ruth Moose Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

Category 5 - 9/11:√√
Read a book that features politics, government, or law enforcement
Every Broken Trust: A Mystery by Linda Rodriguez 8/21/14

Read a book that is the 9th or the 11th published work of an author
Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay (#9) 9/11/14

Every Broken Trust A Mystery by Linda Rodriguez Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay

Category 6 - Spell Out:√√
Spell out with author, series, or title

S - Sarah Atwell, Pane of Death 7/21/14
U -
N - Nora DeLoach, Mama Pursues Murderous Shadows 6/26/14

Mama Pursues Murderous Shadows by Nora DeLoach Pane of Death (A Glassblowing Mystery, #2) by Sarah Atwell


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Nell | 93 comments HF Le Grand Tour:
Duration:
Continent - Africa

Visit at least 8 separate countries. You will visit a country by:
* reading a book set in that country (at least 50%)
* reading a book where the author is a native of or living in the country



Botswana: The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café: by Alexander McCall Smith 2/18/16
Nigeria: Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole 1/23/16

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #15) by Alexander McCall Smith Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole

Ethiopia:
All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Nigeria
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Ghana
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Mali
Segu by Maryse Condé

Sierra Leone
Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna
The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna

South Africa
July's People by Nadine Gordimer
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
She Plays with the Darkness by Zakes Mda

Rhodesia
Nervous Conditions: A Novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Zimbabwe
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Senegal
So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ

Congo
The Witch Doctor's Wife by Tamar Myers

Liberia
The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper

Egypt
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead by Nick Drake
The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

Sudan
What is the What by Dave Eggers

Kenya:
Mark of the Lion, et al. by Suzanne Arruda

Africa - multiple countries or unnamed
Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina Meldrum


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Nell | 93 comments HF CHALLENGE TASK LIST:
Oct 2014 to 2015

20.1 Double Take:
Any Man of Mine (Chinooks Hockey Team, #6) by Rachel Gibson
Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson
Task points = 20
Length 373 pp +4
Book total = 24 pts

15.3 Finding new faves: Agatha Christie similar author -> P. D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Task points = 15
Length 291 pp +2
Hist Fiction +5
Book total = 22 pts

25.2 Guy Fawkes Day plot line about overthrowing the government or assassinating a leader.
All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery, #8) by Julie Hyzy
All the President's Menus by Julie Hyzy
Task points = 25
Length 304 pp = +4
Book total = 29

100.1 Best of the Best: Read 3 books from the GoodReads Readers Choice nominees or winners.
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (Fiction 2013)
Length 320 pp +4
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Fiction 2013)
Length 285 pp +2
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (Fiction 2014)
Length 258 pp +2

Task pts = 100
Length +8
Books total = 108

5.2 Breast Cancer Awareness: read a book with a pink cover.
Murder of the Cat's Meow (A Scumble River Mystery, #15) by Denise Swanson
Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson
Task points = 5
Length 272 pp +2
Book total = 7 pts

5.1 Celebrate Children: In honor of National Childrens Day (US), read a book where the main character is a child (under the age of 14).
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Task points = 5
Length 232 pp +2
Book total = 7 pts

15.2. Finish a Series Read the final book in a series or trilogy.
Last Night's Scandal (Carsington Brothers #5) by Loretta Chase
Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase
Task points = 15
Book length 361 pp +4
Hist'l Fic +5
Book total = 24

10.1 Homecoming Read a book which features a main character returning home for a reunion or other type of event.
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos
Task pts = 10
Book length 368 pp +4
Book total = 14

20.2 Supporting our own: Read a HF group read.
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Task pts = 20
Book Length 391 pp +4
Hist Fic +5
Book total = 29

5.3 Ghosts and Goblins, Oh My: In honor of Halloween, read a book where one of the main characters is a supernatural creature.
Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3) by Susan M. Boyer
Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer
Task points = 5
Book length 286 pp +2
Book total = 7

Challenge total = 271 pts


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Nell | 93 comments Sing the Season! DONE
Suggested Duration: 4 Months - Dec 2014 to March 2015
Progress: 14/14
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

1) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:
Character is bullied
Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet
Pagan Spring (A Max Tudor Mystery, #3) by G.M. Malliet

2) Frosty the Snowman
Set during winter.
The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet The Diva Wraps It Up (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #8) by Krista Davis

3) I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas:
Set in a zoo
A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan
A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan

4) Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Character takes a trip
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion
Set in a small town
Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson
Murder of the Cat's Meow (A Scumble River Mystery, #15) by Denise Swanson

5) Twas the Night Before Christmas:
Author's initials can be found in CLEMENTCLARKEMOORE.
Lynn Cahoon, Guidebook to Murder
Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon

6) Joy to the World
Has the number 9 in total number of pages.
Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy 293 pp
Fonduing Fathers (A White House Chef Mystery, #6) by Julie Hyzy

7) Away in a Manger
An author writing under another name.
A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury
A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury

8) Silent Night
Cover is a night time scene.
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

9) Angels We Have Heard on High
Title begins with the letter O.
On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay
On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay

10) Deck the Halls
One character takes credit for another character
Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson
Murder of a Needled Knitter (A Scumble River Mystery, #17) by Denise Swanson

11) Feliz Navidad
First letter of each word of the title can be found in JOSEFELICIANO.
Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy
Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #1) by Annette Dashofy

12) Winter Wonderland
Character behaves inappropriately.
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

13) Twelve Days of Christmas
Set in England
Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson
Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson

14) Jingle Bells
Food on 50% of the cover.
Affairs of Steak by Julie Hyzy
Affairs of Steak (A White House Chef Mystery, #5) by Julie Hyzy


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Nell | 93 comments Cozy Mystery Corner Tournament of Books Challenge
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Duration: February 1 to April 10, 2015



This challenge is based on the college basketball championship tournament in the USA. It runs from early February, when competition for rankings heats up, through conference playoffs and the NCAA tournament in March to the championship games in early April.

If you are not a basketball fan, you may have an advantage - more time to read while basketball games preempt regular television programming. Those who are fans (fanatics?) can get some reading done between games.

* Books can only be used once.
* Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.

PLAYER LEVELS:
Rookie: 4 or fewer books/tasks
Off the bench: 5 to 8 books/tasks
Starter: 9 to 12 books/tasks
Ready for the Pros: 13+ books/tasks

WHAT TO DO:
* Pick a level.
* Post your progress in this thread.

TASKS:

68 Teams: Read one of the first 68 books on your Goodreads To Read list.


The Big Dance : Read a book where the characters dance or attend a dance.
A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan

One and Done : Read the last or most recent book in a series.
Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson

March Madness : Read a book where a character does something crazy or irrational.
Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy

Free Throw : Read a book of your choice.
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran

Fast Break: Read a thriller or suspense that is action-packed or fast-paced.

Shot Clock: Read a book where a character is shot.

Good Defense : Read a book where someone is wrongly accused or the main character is a lawyer.
Horse of a Different Killer by Laura Morrigan

Rebound : Read a book where the main character is on the rebound from a bad relationship, divorce, job loss, etc.
Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris

Three Point Shot : Read a book with a love triangle.
Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson

Sweet Sixteen : Read a book where the main character is a baker or that names a dessert in the title or pictured on the cover.
Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady

Elite Eight : Read a book with wealthy character(s).
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet

Final Four : Read a book from a series with four (or fewer) books or read the 4th book in a series.
At the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlay

Semi-Finalist : Read a book that was nominated for a mystery award.
Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet - Agatha nominee

Stand Alone : Read a stand-alone mystery or suspense that is NOT part of a series.
The Search by Nora Roberts

Number One : Read the first book in a series.
A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury

Murder of a Needled Knitter (A Scumble River Mystery, #17) by Denise Swanson Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet At the Drop of a Hat (A Hat Shop Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay Pagan Spring (A Max Tudor Mystery, #3) by G.M. Malliet A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury Horse of a Different Killer (Call of the Wilde #3) by Laura Morrigan The Search by Nora Roberts Dead Between the Lines (A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery) by Denise Swanson Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #1) by Annette Dashofy Tagged for Death (A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery, 1) by Sherry Harris Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran


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Nell | 93 comments Ultimate Reading Challenge
From Jan 1, 2015 to
Progress: 29/52

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery, #8) by Julie Hyzy Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson Woof at the Door (Call of the Wilde #1) by Laura Morrigan The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Murder of a Stacked Librarian (A Scumble River Mystery, #16) by Denise Swanson Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady A Fatal Winter (Max Tudor #2) by G.M. Malliet I Am Malala The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai Dead Between the Lines (Devereaux's Dime Store, #3) by Denise Swanson Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris Mr. Impossible (Carsington Brothers, #2) by Loretta Chase The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9) by Krista Davis The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant) by Josephine Tey Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns The Outsmarting of Criminals (Miss Felicity Prim, #1) by Steven Rigolosi Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth, #6) by M.C. Beaton Destiny's Embrace (Destiny's, #1) by Beverly Jenkins Destiny's Surrender (Destiny's, #2) by Beverly Jenkins Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates One Small Step Can Change Your Life The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice Mariana by Susanna Kearsley The Witness by Nora Roberts Searching for Sunday Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans Destiny's Captive (Destiny's, #3) by Beverly Jenkins

[x] A book with 500 pages - The Witness by Nora Roberts
[√] A book published this year - All the President's Menus by Julie Hyzy
[√] A book with a number in the title - One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer
*
[√] A book with nonhuman characters - Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan
[√] A funny book - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
[√] A book by a female author- Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady
[√] A mystery or thriller - A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
*
[√] A book with a one-word title - Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
[√] A book set in a different country - Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
[√] A nonfiction book - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
*
[√] A book you have not read yet by an author you love - The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis
[x] A book a friend recommended - Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
[√] A book based on a true story - Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
[√] A book at the bottom of your to-read - The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
*
[√] A book based entirely on its cover - Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
*
[√] A memoir - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
[√] A book you can finish in a day - Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton
[√] A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit - Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
[√√√] A trilogy - Destiny by Beverly Jenkins
Destiny's Embrace
Destiny's Surrender
Destiny's Captive
[√] A book with a love triangle - Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson
*
[√] A book set in high school - The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos
[√ ] A book with a color in the title - Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice
[√] A book with magic - Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates
*
[√] A book by an author you've never read before - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
[√] A book you own but have never read - Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson
[√] A book that takes place close to where you live - The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi
[√] A book set during Christmas - Murder of a Stacked Librarian by Denise Swanson
*
[√] A book turned into a TV show - - Real Murders by Charlaine Harris


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Nell | 93 comments Creating a Reading Train:

The idea for this challenge is to create a series of linked books.
- Genre\Theme:
- Author initials:
- Title Words:
- Cover Object:
- Same main character name:
- Subject Matter:

A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan
\/ same author & series
Horse of a Different Killer (Call of the Wilde #3) by Laura Morrigan
\/dog on the cover / works with animals
The Search by Nora Roberts
\/ setting - island
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran
\/ books / book club
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris
\/ made-for-tv
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
\/ sweet
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9) by Krista Davis
\/ same author
Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery #1) by Krista Davis
\/ title word
Murder of an Open Book A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson
\/ murder
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts


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Nell | 93 comments Book Riot Read Harder Challenge
Progress: 13/24
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The List:

A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25
A book published by an indie press
The Deep End by Julie Mulhern - Henery Press
The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1) by Julie Mulhern
A book by a person whose gender is different from your own
Wiley Cash, This Dark Road to Mercy
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
A book that takes place in Asia
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery #2) by Ovidia Yu
A book by an author from Africa
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
A YA novel
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
A sci-fi novel
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
A romance novel
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
An audiobook
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen
A book that someone else has recommended to you
Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
Searching for Sunday Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare
A book published this year
The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
The Longest Yard Sale (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #2) by Sherry Harris
A self-improvement book
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer
One Small Step Can Change Your Life The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer


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Nell | 93 comments GR Choice Award Nominees 129


Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1) by Sarah MacLean The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry, #1) by Sujata Massey

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Myst 18)
Being Mortal: (Nonfic 2014)
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Fic 10)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Hmr 12)
Queenie (Fic & Deb 19)
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Rmc 10 )

2009:
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet F
Cutting for Stone F
*The Help F
Her Fearful Symmetry F
*The Girl Who Played With Fire M
Shanghai Girls F
The Magicians F & FA
South of Broad F
A Reliable Wife F
The Weight of Silence F
That Old Cape Magic F
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane F

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1) by Lisa See The Help by Kathryn Stockett Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) by Lev Grossman The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (The Physick Book, #1) by Katherine Howe South of Broad by Pat Conroy A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

2010:
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt Fic & Deb 2010
The Imperfectionists F & Deb
**The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks NF & DEB & FV
*The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest M & FV
Freedom FV & F
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet FV & F
The Girl Who Chased the Moon (Fic 2010)
The Secret Daughter F & DEB
The Reversal M
Bury Your Dead M
The God of the Hive M
Love in the Afternoon R
Married By Morning R
The Kitchen House HF & DEB
The Distant Hours HF
The Lotus Eaters: A Novel HF
The Invisible Bridge HF
Women Food and God: NF
Cleopatra: A Life H/B
*The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Debut 2010)
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration H/Bio

The Warmth of Other Suns The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff Freedom by Jonathan Franzen The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda Married By Morning (The Hathaways, #4) by Lisa Kleypas The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom The Distant Hours by Kate Morton The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer Women, Food and God An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas The Reversal (Mickey Haller, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #21) by Michael Connelly Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6) by Louise Penny The God of the Hive (Mary Russell, #10) by Laurie R. King Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

2011:
The Leftovers F
The Dark Enquiry HF
The Language of Flowers F
State of Wonder F
The Story of Beautiful Girl F
The Art of Fielding F
Maine F
The Fifth Witness M
A Trick of the Light M
The Silent Girl M
Caleb's Crossing HF
When She Woke SF
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention H/B
A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother H/B
These Things Hidden M
Sing You Home F
The Sense of an Ending F
Silver Sparrow F
Doc HF
Rules of Civility HF 2011
A Red Herring Without Mustard M
Fifty Shades of Grey R
The Night Circus Fantasy

A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) by Alan Bradley Rules of Civility by Amor Towles Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks The Silent Girl (Rizzoli & Isles, #9) by Tess Gerritsen When She Woke by Hillary Jordan Malcolm X A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable A Singular Woman The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller, #4; Harry Bosch Universe, #22) by Michael Connelly A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #7) by Louise Penny These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes Doc by Mary Doria Russell The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia Grey, #5) by Deanna Raybourn Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

2012:
*Gone Girl M
*The Light Between Oceans HF
*The Casual Vacancy F
Beautiful Ruins F
The Baker's Daughter HF
The Flight of Gemma Hardy HF
Half-Blood Blues HF
*Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking NF
Running the Rift F
The Shoemaker's Wife HF
The Orphan Master's Son F
Never Fall Down YA
The Orchardist F
Flight Behavior F
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo H/B
The Submission F
Defending Jacob M
Tell the Wolves I'm Home F
This Is How You Lose Her F
The Healing HF
The Age of Miracles F
The Beautiful Mystery M
The Secret Keeper HF
In the Shadow of the Banyan F
*The Fault in Our Stars YA
The Snow Child M
The Sandcastle Girls F
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business NF

The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8) by Louise Penny Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter The Submission by Amy Waldman Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson The Black Count Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver Defending Jacob by William Landay Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman The Healing by Jonathan Odell The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

2013:
Reconstructing Amelia M
The Signature of All Things HF
Me Before You F
The House Girl F/DEB
*And the Mountains Echoed F
*Life After Life HF
The Promise of Stardust DEB
The Last Runaway HF
The Lowland F
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker HF
The Interestings F
How the Light Gets In M
Orphan Train F
Americanah F
The Husband's Secret F
Speaking from Among the Bones M
Ordinary Grace M
The Aviator's Wife HF
The Valley of Amazement HF
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena F

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes The House Girl by Tara Conklin And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5) by Alan Bradley The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9) by Louise Penny Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert Life After Life (Todd Family, #1) by Kate Atkinson

2014:
*All the Light We Cannot See HF
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell F & Deb
The Invention of Wings (HF
* Landline F
An Untamed State F
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches M
The Gods of Guilt M
Everything I Never Told You D
Still Life with Bread Crumbs F
The Long Way Home M
The Book of Unknown Americans F
The Good Girl M
Lost Lake F
The Enchanted F
Station Eleven F
Some Luck HF
Euphoria HF
Dollbaby HF
Leaving Time F
Thrive: Business
Bad Feminist NF
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? Graphic Novel
The Book of Unknown Americans (Fic 2014)

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Thrive The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Doll-baby by Laura Lane McNeal Euphoria by Lily King The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #5; Harry Bosch Universe, #25) by Michael Connelly Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6) by Alan Bradley An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10) by Louise Penny Landline by Rainbow Rowell The Good Girl by Mary Kubica Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Some Luck (Last Hundred Years A Family Saga, #1) by Jane Smiley The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


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Nell | 93 comments GR Choice Award Nominees


2015:
🌟Go Set a Watchman (Fic 2015)
🌟The Girl on the Train Myst
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth (Fic & Deb 2015)
The Road to Character by David Brooks (Nonfic 2015)
H is for Hawk - NonFict
Circling the Sun - HF
The Nature of the Beast M
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust M
Career of Evil M
When the Moon is Low F
A Desperate Fortune HF
Did You Ever Have a Family F
At the Water's Edge HF
Girl Waits with Gun HF
The Liar Rmc
The Gilded Hour HF
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear NF
A Spool of Blue Thread F
The Lake House HF

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton The Road to Character by David Brooks A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters, #1) by Amy Stewart The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7) by Alan Bradley When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird) by Harper Lee Circling the Sun by Paula McLain Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen The Liar by Nora Roberts Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith The Gilded Hour (The Waverly Place #1) by Sara Donati Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11) by Louise Penny The Lake House by Kate Morton

2016:
Behold the Dreamers (Debut 2016)
Hidden Figures (History/Biography 2016)
🌟The Underground Railroad (Hst Fic 2016)
My Name Is Lucy Barton F
Homegoing HF
Here Comes the Sun HF
All the Single Ladies Hst/Bio
A Great Reckoning Myst
🌟Truly Madly Guilty Fic
Underground Airlines Science Fiction
Dark Money NF
Lab Girl Mem/Autobio
Evicted NF
A Study in Charlotte (YA)
The Queen's Accomplice - Mys
Hillbilly Elegy (Mem/Auto 2016)
News of the World (Hst Fic)
What is Not Yours is Not Yours (Fic 2016)
The Mothers (Fic)
The Woman in Cabin 10 (Mys)
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Fic)
Commonwealth (Fic)
The Fire This Time (Non Fic)
The Sun Is Also a Star YA
Another Brooklyn F
Small Great Things F
Glory over Everything HF
The Obsession Rmc

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn All the Single Ladies Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #12) by Louise Penny Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Dark Money The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1) by Brittany Cavallaro The Queen's Accomplice (Maggie Hope Mystery #6) by Susan Elia MacNeal Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance News of the World by Paulette Jiles What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi The Mothers by Brit Bennett The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Commonwealth by Ann Patchett The Fire This Time A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Glory over Everything by Kathleen Grissom The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

2017:
The Leavers Fic & Deb
Glass Houses Mys
From Sand and Ash HF
Come Sundown R
On Tyranny H/B
Moonglow HF
Devil in Spring R
The Alice Network HF
Salt Houses HF
The Almost Sisters F
Goodbye, Vitamin Deb
What We Lose Deb
Exit West Fic
Stay with Me Deb
The Refugees Fic
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (Deb)
Anything is Possible Fic
Beneath a Scarlet Sky Hst Fic
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Fic
Sing, Unburied, Sing Fic
A Colony in a Nation Nonfic
My Absolute Darling Fic & Deb
🌟 Before We Were Yours Hst Fic
Home Fire Fic

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson The Leavers by Lisa Ko Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) by Louise Penny From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon Come Sundown by Nora Roberts On Tyranny Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder Moonglow by Michael Chabon Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3) by Lisa Kleypas The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Salt Houses by Hala Alyan Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen Anything Is Possible (Amgash #2) by Elizabeth Strout Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward A Colony in a Nation by Christopher L. Hayes Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

2018:
An American Marriage F
The Tuscan Child HF
White Rose, Black Forest HF
The President Is Missing Mys
Barracoon Hst/Bio
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels Hst/Bio
Becoming Mmr/Autobio
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Mmr/Autobio
A Spark of Light Fic
🌟Children of Blood and Bone Debut & YA Fantasy
There There Fic & Deb

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton Barracoon The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston The Soul of America The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham Becoming by Michelle Obama When They Call You a Terrorist A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi There There by Tommy Orange

2019:
Where the Forest Meets the Stars Fic
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Fic
My Sister, the Serial Killer Mys & Debut
With the Fire on High YA
🌟🌟Red, White & Royal Blue Rmc & Debut
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous Fic & Debut
The Water Dancer Hst Fic & Deb
Once Upon a River Hst Fic
Olive, Again Fic
City of Girls Hst Fic
🌟The Kiss Quotient Rmc
Evvie Drake Starts Over Debut
Gods of Jade and Shadow (Fantasy '19)

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield Olive, Again (Olive Kitteridge, #2) by Elizabeth Strout City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson First Sandra Day O'Connor by Evan Thomas

2020
American Dirt Fic
The Girl with the Louding Voice Fic & Deb
A Black Women's History of the United States Hst & Bio
Untamed Auto & Mem
🌟The Guest List Myst/Thriller
Deacon King Kong
When No One is Watching
Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots

🌟Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Nonfiction
🌟Clap When You Land Young Adult
🌟The Vanishing Half Hist Fic
🌟The Midnight Library Fiction

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry Untamed by Glennon Doyle Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole Wandering in Strange Lands A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins The Guest List by Lucy Foley Deacon King Kong by James McBride Hood Feminism Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett His Truth Is Marching On John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham Overground Railroad The Green Book Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy A. Taylor Begin Again James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Party of Two (The Wedding Date, #5) by Jasmine Guillory You Had Me at Hola (Primas of Power, #1) by Alexis Daria A Rogue of One's Own (A League of Extraordinary Women, #2) by Evie Dunmore The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune And Now She's Gone by Rachel Howzell Hall The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

2021:
The Sum of Us What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters, #3) by Talia Hibbert
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Arsenic and Adobo (Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery, #1) by Mia P. Manansala This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto The Sentence by Louise Erdrich All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune Seven Days in June by Tia Williams While We Were Dating (The Wedding Date, #6) by Jasmine Guillory How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Unbound My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke How the Word Is Passed A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith Four Hundred Souls A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi


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Nell | 93 comments

Mt. Ararat


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Nell | 93 comments Valentine's Day 2018

Here are the tasks:
A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) by Deanna Raybourn A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3) by Deanna Raybourn We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes, #1) by Loretta Chase The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) by Caleb Carr Braving the Wilderness The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown

1. Happy Valentine's Day: Read a book from your favorite genre.
Historical Cozy Mystery - A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn 2/12/18

2. Valentine Colors: Read a book with a red, white, or pink cover.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 4/06/18
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

3. February is the second month: Read the second book in a series, or a book with the number "2" in the publication year.
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn 2/06/18 (Veronica Speedwell #2, pub 2017)

4. February 14th: Read the 1st, 4th, or 14th book on your Goodreads TBR list.
#4 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

5. FEBRUARY: Read a book by an author with the initials found in FEBRUARY.

6. Take a Leap: Choose a book from a Goodreads friend's bookshelf and read it.
The Alienist by Caleb Carr

7. Read a book by an author born in February. This list may help.
https://www.bookish.com/articles/happ...
John Grisham, The Litigators
The Litigators by John Grisham

8. Romance: Read a romance book, or a book with "happy" or "day" in the title.
A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase 2/26/18

9. Leap Year: Read a book with the number of pages divisible by 4.
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown 3/23/18 - 208 pp

10. Shortest Month: Read the shortest book on your TBR.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2/19/18 (52 pp)


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Nell | 93 comments Women's (formerly Bailey's, nee Orange) Prize for Fiction
Winners* & Nominees

2020:
Queenie
Dominicana
Girl, Woman, Other

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams Dominicana by Angie Cruz Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

2019:
*An American Marriage
My Sister, the Serial Killer
Praise Song for the Butterflies
Freshwater
Circe
Number One Chinese Restaurant

Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden An American Marriage by Tayari Jones My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Circe by Madeline Miller

2018:
Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

2017
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
* The Power
Stay with Me

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien The Power by Naomi Alderman Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

2016:
Ruby
Pleasantville
The Secret Chord
My Name Is Lucy Barton

Ruby by Cynthia Bond Pleasantville by Attica Locke My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

2015:
Station Eleven
A Spool of Blue Thread

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

2014:
The Signature of All Things
The Lowland
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Americanah
Still Life with Bread Crumbs

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

2013:
Gone Girl
NW
Flight Behavior
Life After Life
The Light Between Oceans
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
The Round House

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Round House by Louise Erdrich Life After Life (Todd Family, #1) by Kate Atkinson The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman NW by Zadie Smith Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

2012:
*The Song of Achilles
State of Wonder
The Night Circus
The Submission
Half Blood Blues

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan The Submission by Amy Waldman

2011:
*The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
The Memory of Love
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
The Invisible Bridge
Swamplandia!

The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

2010:
*The Lacuna
Black Water Rising
The Very Thought of You
The Long Song
The Help

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver Black Water Rising by Attica Locke The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison The Long Song by Andrea Levy The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2009:
*Home
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
Intuition
A Mercy
Evening Is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan

Evening Is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan
Home by Marilynne Robinson Intuition by Allegra Goodman A Mercy by Toni Morrison The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber

2008:
The Blood of Flowers

The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

2007:
**Half of a Yellow Sun
The Inheritance of Loss
Digging to America

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai Digging to America by Anne Tyler

2006:
*On Beauty
The History of Love
The Night Watch
Minaret
White Ghost Girls
Gilead
Frangipani

On Beauty by Zadie Smith The History of Love by Nicole Krauss The Night Watch by Sarah Waters Minaret by Leila Aboulela White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Frangipani by Célestine Hitiura Vaite

2005:
* 26a: A Novel
The Mammoth Cheese
Case Histories
Ursula, Under

The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill 26a by Diana Evans

2004:
**Small Island by Andrea Levy
Purple Hibiscus
The Great Fire
The Colour
Brick Lane
The Namesake
Love
The Time Traveler's Wife

Small Island by Andrea Levy
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard The Colour by Rose Tremain Brick Lane by Monica Ali The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Love by Toni Morrison The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

2003:
*Property
Buddha Da
Unless
The Autograph Man
The Little Friend
Caramelo
What I Loved
The Solace of Leaving Early
When the Emperor Was Divine
The Lovely Bones

Property by Valerie Martin Buddha Da by Anne Donovan The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith The Little Friend by Donna Tartt Unless by Carol Shields Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

2002:
*Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Five Quarters of the Orange
Middle Age: A Romance

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris Middle Age A Romance by Joyce Carol Oates

2001:
* The Idea of Perfection
The Blind Assassin
Hotel World
The Last Samurai
Fish, Blood and Bone
Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer
MotherKind
The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Hotel World by Ali Smith Fish, Blood and Bone by Leslie Forbes Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund MotherKind A Novel by Jayne Anne Phillips The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt

2000:
* When I Lived in Modern Times
White Teeth
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Fasting, Feasting
Charming Billy
Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith

When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant White Teeth by Zadie Smith Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai Charming Billy by Alice McDermott Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith by Gina B. Nahai

1999:
*A Crime in the Neighborhood
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Paradise
Comfort Woman

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Crime in the Neighbourhood by Suzanne Berne Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller Paradise (Beloved Trilogy, #3) by Toni Morrison

1998:
The Weight of Water
Bitter Grounds
The Agüero Sisters
Black and Blue

The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benítez The Agüero Sisters by Cristina García Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen

1997:
I Was Amelia Earhart
The Autobiography of My Mother
Fall on Your Knees

I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

1996:
* A Spell of Winter
The Hundred Secret Senses

A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan


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Nell | 93 comments Indie Next

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Indie Next Highlights
& Indie Choice Awards

2018 Indie Choice:
* The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
*Sing, Unburied, Sing
Exit West
The Leavers
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Dear Martin

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Leavers by Lisa Ko Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Dear Martin by Nic Stone Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

2017 Indie Choice Awards:
*The Underground Railroad
*Homegoing
Britt-Marie Was Here
Commonwealth
Darktown
LaRose
Born a Crime:
Lab Girl
The Sun Is Also a Star

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Darktown (Darktown, #1) by Thomas Mullen LaRose by Louise Erdrich Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

2016 Indie Choice:
Welcome to Braggsville
H is for Hawk
The Turner House

Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

2015 Indie Choice:
*All the Light We Cannot See
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

2014 Indie Choice:
Life After Life
We Need New Names

Life After Life (Todd Family, #1) by Kate Atkinson We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

2013 Choice:
*The Round House
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (& H/L)
Beautiful Ruins (& H/L)
The Orphan Master's Son

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson The Round House by Louise Erdrich

2012 H/L:
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
A Good American
The Light Between Oceans
Carry the One
Running the Rift
Flight Behavior
The Age of Miracles
The Yellow Birds

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) by Robin Sloan
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker A Good American by Alex George The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver Carry the One by Carol Anshaw The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

2012 Choice
Salvage the Bones
We the Animals
You Know When the Men Are Gone
The Art of Fielding (& H/L)

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward We the Animals by Justin Torres You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

2011 H/L:
* The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Silver Sparrow
The Story of Beautiful Girl
The Night Circus
When She Woke

The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

2011 Choice :
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (& H/L)
How to Read the Air
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Cleopatra: A Life
Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste

2010 H/L:
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
The Postmistress

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

2010 Choice:
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
* Cutting for Stone
* The Help
Still Alice
When Everything Changed
The Piano Teacher (& H/L)

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
The Help by Kathryn Stockett Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese When Everything Changed The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins Still Alice by Lisa Genova The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

2009 H/L:
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
I See You Everywhere
Sing Them Home
Among the Mad

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs, #6) by Jacqueline Winspear

2008 H/L:
*The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
*The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Gardens of Water
Mudbound
The Lace Reader
Netherland
Unaccustomed Earth
The Plague of Doves
Home
So Brave, Young and Handsome
The Jewel Trader of Pegu

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski Netherland by Joseph O'Neill Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri Gardens of Water by Alan Drew So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich Home by Marilynne Robinson The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

2007 H/L:
The Abstinence Teacher
Breakfast with Buddha
Mister Pip
Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician
The Pirate's Daughter
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Astrid and Veronika
The Blood of Flowers
Bridge of Sighs
The Maytrees
Run
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act
Mistress of the Art of Death
Skylight Confessions

The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician by Daniel Wallace The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo The Maytrees by Annie Dillard Run by Ann Patchett How to Talk about Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America by Christopher M. Finan Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1) by Ariana Franklin Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

2006 H/L:
The Thirteenth Tale
The Ghost at the Table
Arthur & George
The Madonnas of Leningrad
Abundance
Between, Georgia
The Emperor's Children
Intuition
On Agate Hill
Saving the World
Suite Française
Thirteen Moons
The King of Lies
Messenger of Truth
One Good Turn
Labyrinth
The Space Between Us

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield The Ghost at the Table A Novel by Suzanne Berne Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund Arthur & George by Julian Barnes Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud Intuition by Allegra Goodman The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean On Agate Hill by Lee Smith Saving the World by Julia Alvarez Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier The King of Lies by John Hart Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs, #4) by Jacqueline Winspear One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2) by Kate Atkinson Labyrinth (Languedoc, #1) by Kate Mosse The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

2005 H/L:
The History of Love
Jesus Land
Bound for Canaan
Anansi Boys
Any Bitter Thing
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Last Days of Dogtown
Never Let Me Go
The Practice of Deceit
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A Thread of Grace
The Witch of Cologne
Freshwater Road
The Highest Tide
Pardonable Lies

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer The History of Love by Nicole Krauss The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro The Practice of Deceit A Novel by Elizabeth Benedict Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell The Witch of Cologne by Tobsha Learner Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch Jesus Land A Memoir by Julia Scheeres Bound for Canaan The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement by Fergus M. Bordewich Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs, #3) by Jacqueline Winspear

2004 H/L:
*Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Birth of Venus
Case Histories
The Divine Husband
Holy Fools
How to Be Lost
The Love Wife
Queen of the South
Something Rising
The Summer Guest
Eventide
Heir to the Glimmering World
About Grace
Broken for You
Buddha Da
Ursula, Under
The Jane Austen Book Club
Skinny Dip
Cloud Atlas
The Preservationist
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Birds of a Feather
By a Spider's Thread

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson The Divine Husband by Francisco Goldman Holy Fools by Joanne Harris How to Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward The Love Wife by Gish Jen Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte Something Rising by Haven Kimmel The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin Eventide (Plainsong, #2) by Kent Haruf Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick About Grace by Anthony Doerr Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos Buddha Da by Anne Donovan Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler Skinny Dip (Mick Stranahan #2) by Carl Hiaasen Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell The Preservationist by David Maine Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear By a Spider's Thread (Tess Monaghan #8) by Laura Lippman


message 49: by Tammie (new)

Tammie Tackett wow u read a lot of books


message 50: by Nell (last edited Dec 11, 2021 03:24AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments Goodreads Choice Awards
Pt 2

Avid Reader: 21-40 books

21. Breathless (Rmc 17) 1/05/19
22. Where the Crawdads Sing (Hst Fic 18) 11/17/19
23. 🌟Little Fires Everywhere (Fic 17) 12/15/19
24. The Cuckoo's Calling (Mystery 13) 2/06/20
25. The Silkworm (Mys 14) 2/18/20
26. The Wedding Date (Rmc 18) 3/09/20
27. 🌟Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (History & Biography 20) 12/07/20
28. The Wedding Party (Rmc 19) 2/11/21
29. Take a Hint, Dani Brown (Rmc 20) 2/17/21
30. 🌟 Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Deb 20) 8/01/21

Breathless (Old West, #2) by Beverly Jenkins Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith The Wedding Date (The Wedding Date, #1) by Jasmine Guillory Caste The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date, #3) by Jasmine Guillory Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2) by Talia Hibbert Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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