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message 1: by Jojobean, Bookworm Challenger (last edited Mar 18, 2013 07:38PM) (new)

Jojobean | 1584 comments Mod
All the credit for this challenge goes to, Dawn, a moderator of the group The Lost Challenges, who created this challenge and who graciously allowed us to use it here. Thanks you! :D
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For this challenge you will pick one of your favorite authors to start a chain of authors to read.

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

Start your chain by reading a book from your first author, then a book from an author close to your first chosen author. To make the next link revisit the Literature Map and enter your second author, choose an author close to them and continue the chain, trying as many authors as you can. However if you see an author you would like to read a book from and they are further away from the author you put in, don't worry about it and use that author if you'd like.

Hopefully this will expand our reading horizons just a bit.

You can post your books as you go or you can create your whole list in one sitting and cross off the book as you read them (however you do not have to read them in order on your list of you don't want to). The choice is yours.

There is no time limit to this challenge and you may repeat it as many times as you want.

Have Fun!

Here is the link to the literature map: Literature Map


message 2: by Jojobean, Bookworm Challenger (last edited Nov 25, 2015 03:03PM) (new)


message 3: by Jojobean, Bookworm Challenger (last edited Oct 13, 2013 09:10PM) (new)

Jojobean | 1584 comments Mod
Literature Map Chain Challenge
No Time Limit
Round 1
Started with: Kelly Creagh

1. Becca Fitzpatrick~ Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick ✔ 5/4/13
2. Kami Garcia~ Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia ✔ 5/10/13
3. Julie Kagawa~ The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa ✔ 8/1/13
4. Sarah Rees Brennan ~ Untold (The Lynburn Legacy, #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan


message 4: by Trisha (last edited Feb 05, 2014 04:14PM) (new)

Trisha Okay, I'll give this a try..

Author: Sara Shepard

1. lead me to Kate Brian I picked: Private (Private, #1) by Kate Brian 3/29, 4 stars

** I didn't like any of my options after that... so


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New Author: Rainbow Rowell

1. lead me to Elizabeth Wein
I will read: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein Done: 12/6


message 5: by Jojobean, Bookworm Challenger (new)

Jojobean | 1584 comments Mod
Trisha wrote: "Okay, I'll give this a try..

Author: Sara Shepard

1. lead me to Kate Brian I picked: Private (Private, #1) by Kate Brian"


Hope you have fun!


message 6: by Trisha (new)

Trisha lol Thx! This is really cool! I often have a tough time finding "like" books so this web site is great!

Thx for sharing!!!


Morganvillechic | 31 comments Arrg I've read most of the authors its giving me lol


message 8: by jingles (last edited Aug 16, 2014 07:21AM) (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Oh my gosh, I have got to try this. It sounds like sooo much fun, and is a great way for me to find new-to-me authors.


Favorite Author: Jill Shalvis

Lead To:

ACATT: Literature Map Challenge, Round 1
Date: 03/20/13 - ??
2/10

Favorite Author: Jill Shalvis

Lead To:

✔1. Julie James - Something About You ~ 04/05/13
✔2. Kristan Higgins|Catch of the Day|08.15.14|★★★★

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Something About You (FBI/US Attorney, #1) by Julie James Catch of the Day (Gideon's Cove, #1) by Kristan Higgins


message 9: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
I finished my first book, and have made my second choice - Kristan Higgins. I'm not sure what I'm going to read yet though, but I recognize several of her books.

I am really enjoying this challenge as it is getting me to read new-to-me authors.


message 10: by Marylynn (last edited Apr 25, 2014 12:56PM) (new)

Marylynn | 14 comments I want to do this one. I like finding new authors and books!

First Author:
Cassandra Clare
Book:
Clockwork Prince


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare


message 11: by Diane L (last edited Jan 09, 2016 07:38AM) (new)

Diane L | 52 comments I have enjoyed Literature Map when I've used it in the past.

1. No Graves As Yet by Anne Perry, 23 Apr 14, ★★★★

2. The Dance of Death by Kate Sedley, 25 Apr 14, ★★★

3. What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris, 20 Jun 14, ★★★

4. An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd, 15 Jul 14, ★★★

5. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny, 30 Jul 14, ★★★★

6. Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman, 3 Feb 15, ★★★

7. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie, 10 Sep 15, ★★★

8. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis, 28 Sep 2015, ★★★★

9. No Man Is an Island by Thomas Merton, 28 Dec 2015, ★★★★

10. Madeleine L'Engle


message 12: by Marylynn (new)

Marylynn | 14 comments 1 book completed


Book 1:
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare★★★★By:Cassandra Clare
Book 2:
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) by Becca Fitzpatrickby:Becca Fitzpatrick






message 13: by atefe (last edited May 15, 2014 11:08AM) (new)

atefe (aatefe) | 2 comments I'm gonna do this challenge......

First author: John Steinbeck book:موشها و آدمها


message 14: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Oh my goodness...I finally got my second book read for this challenge.

Next up will be: Celeste Bradley

Favorite Author: Jill Shalvis

Lead To:

✔1. Julie James - Something About You ~ 04/05/13
✔2. Kristan Higgins|Catch of the Day|08.15.14|★★★★

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Something About You (FBI/US Attorney, #1) by Julie James Catch of the Day (Gideon's Cove, #1) by Kristan Higgins


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sarath595) Sounds interesting!

1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


message 16: by Chrystal (last edited Oct 31, 2015 11:32AM) (new)

Chrystal | 137 comments This sounds like way to much fun and i'm always looking for new authors!!!

Literature Map Chain Challenge
No Time Limit
Round 1
Started with: Philippa Gregory

Favorite Author: Philippa Gregory... When entered into map, I chose:

Book 1: To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York by Jean Plaidy finished 10/8/15

Book 2: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


message 17: by Michelle (last edited Apr 29, 2017 11:36AM) (new)

Michelle | 101 comments Ok I'm in..

favourite author - Rhiannon Frater Led me to Mira Grant.

Book 1 - Feed - Mira Grant - Start Date - 9/23/2014 - 9/26/2014

Book 2 - Dead City - Joe McKinney - Start Date - 12/06/2014 - 12/7/2014

BOOK 3 - The Mesmerized -Rhiannon Frater - 12/11/2014 - 12/12/2014

Book 4 - Rosemary and Rue - Seanan McGuire (Who is also Mira Grant amd from Rhiannon would have led me straight to Mira again. I neededto branch out so I chose her other writinf name) 10/8/15 - 10/10/15

Book 5 - Devon Monk - Magic to the Bone - 3/2/17 - 3 Stars

Book 6 - Simon R. Green - Something from the Nightside - 4/28/17 - 3 Stars

Book 7 -


message 18: by Kay Kay (new)

Kay Kay | 3 comments I'll try. What a cool thing. I will start with Sara Shepard. She is not a favorite, but the most recent book I have finished.
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard
I got Zoey Dean Hmmmm


message 19: by Jacki (new)

Jacki I'm going to give this a try - This map is super fun!!


LITERATURE MAP CHAIN CHALLENGE

Start Date: 6/27/2015
Favorite Author (starting point): Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder led me to...
Michelle Sagara - will read Cast in Shadow


message 20: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 23 comments Literature Map Chain Challenge
No Time Limit
Start:11/18/15
End:???

Favorite Author: Darynda Jones

Lead to:Thea Harrison
Storm's Heart


message 21: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer E | 2 comments I think I may try this, I'm always looking for new authors.


message 22: by Jojobean, Bookworm Challenger (new)

Jojobean | 1584 comments Mod
Jennifer wrote: "I think I may try this, I'm always looking for new authors."

wonderful. Once you make a post of where you will be tracking your challenge I will link it up


message 23: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 101 comments Post 17 Completed

I've gone as far as I've wanted to on this. All the names keep leading me to books I have no desire to read. I will pick a new author and start again.


message 24: by Michelle (last edited Apr 30, 2018 07:38PM) (new)

Michelle | 101 comments Literature Map Chain Challenge

Starting Author - Jonathan Maberry

Book 1 - Wool by Hugh Howey
Read - 7/8/17
Rating - 2 Stars

Book 2 - Monster Island by David Wellington
Read - 8/31/17
Rating - 1 Star

Book 3 - Ghoul by Brian Keene

STARTING AUTHOR - William Kent Krueger

1 - A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton - 1/18/18 - 3 Stars

2. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White - 2/19/18

3. Carl Hiaasen - Skin Tight - DNF


message 25: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Welcome to round two, Michelle!


message 26: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 08, 2022 02:14PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 462 comments All Challenges All The Time
Literature Map Chain Challenge
Duration:
7/1/2017 - Til Whenever!

Progress: 20 out of 30

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

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

Start your chain by reading a book from your first author, then a book from an author close to your first chosen author. To make the next link revisit the Literature Map and enter your second author, choose an author close to them and continue the chain, trying as many authors as you can. However if you see an author you would like to read a book from and they are further away from the author you put in, don't worry about it and use that author if you'd like.

Hopefully this will expand our reading horizons just a bit.

You can post your books as you go or you can create your whole list in one sitting and cross off the book as you read them (however you do not have to read them in order on your list of you don't want to). The choice is yours.

There is no time limit to this challenge and you may repeat it as many times as you want.

Have Fun!

PATRICIA BRIGGS!

1. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep - ***** - 8/10/2017 - 395 Pages
2. Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews - ***** - 9/7/2017 - 237 Pages
3. Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher - ***** - 9/28/2017 - 418 Pages
4. Fated by Benedict Jacka - ***** - 12/14/2017 - 295 Pages
5. Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs - ***** - 12/11/2019 - 368 Pages
6. A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris - ***** - 2/13/2020 - 304 Pages
7. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon - ***** - 12/11/2020 - 870 Pages
8. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop - ***** - 8/1/2021 - 370 Pages
9. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire - ***** - 8/28/2021 - 377 Pages
10. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost - ***** - 8/31/2021 - 100 Pages
11. Blameless by Gail Carriger - ***** - 10/22/2021 - 355 Pages
12. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab - ***** - 10/22/2021 - 442 Pages
13. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater - **** - 10/25/2021 - 391 Pages
14. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong - **** - 10/30/2021 - 326 Pages
15. Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning - **** - 11/10/2021 - 375 Pages
16. The Ninefold Key by Rebecca Brandewyne - **** - 12/5/2021 - 456 Pages
17. A Very Charley Christmas by Darynda Jones - ***** - 12/6/2021 - 12 Pages
18. Ain't She a Peach by Molly Harper - ***** - 12/8/2021 - 305 Pages
19. The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis - **** - 12/28/2021 - 348 Pages
20. Firelight by Kristen Callihan - ***** - 1/8/2022 - 372 Pages
21.

Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews Side Jobs (The Dresden Files, #12.5) by Jim Butcher Fated (Alex Verus, #1) by Benedict Jacka Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11) by Patricia Briggs A Longer Fall (Gunnie Rose, #2) by Charlaine Harris Voyager (Outlander, #3) by Diana Gabaldon Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop A Local Habitation (October Daye, #2) by Seanan McGuire Reckoning (Night Huntress, #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3) by Gail Carriger The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1) by Karen Marie Moning The Ninefold Key by Rebecca Brandewyne A Very Charley Christmas (Charley Davidson, #10.5) by Darynda Jones Ain't She a Peach (Southern Eclectic, #2) by Molly Harper The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2) by Jill Shalvis Firelight (Darkest London, #1) by Kristen Callihan


message 27: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Suzanne!


message 28: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Literature Map Chain Challenge

Challenge Accepted: December 6, 2017
Challenge (hopefully) Completed: ???

Goal: 25 Authors

1. Nora Roberts
2. Christine Feehan
3. ???


message 29: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Elaine!!


Jude: The Epic Reader (imnotjude) | 2 comments Literature Map Chain Challenge
Challenge Accepted: January 2nd, 2018

Goal: 30 Authors
Started Author: Sarah J. Maas


message 31: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Jude!


message 32: by Teri-K (last edited Mar 22, 2018 07:06PM) (new)

Teri-K | 53 comments I've made a commitment to read more new-to-me books this year, so this challenge will help. Plus I think playing around with the literature map is fun. lol I'll start with a different genre than I'm using in the other challenge and try to only pick new-to-me authors, or at least books I haven't read before.
I found I couldn't read all one type of book so I'm picking two different authors for two different threads. I hope that's OK.

Literature Map Chain Challenge
No Time Limit, I'll go until I reach a dead end or decide to switch genres.
Completed: 11

Author I like: Ilona Andrews
1. Karen Moning Darkfever * 2/5
2. Shanna Swendson Frogs and Kisses *** 2/7
3. Ingrid Law Scumble ** 3/5
4. Benedict Jacka Fated **** 2/10
5. Lisa Shearin Magic Lost, Trouble Found *** 2/17
6. Dawn Cook First Truth ** 3/12
7. Jennifer Fallon The Lyre Thief 3/22
8. Patricia McKillip
9. Patricia C. Wrede
10. Charles De Lint

Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Frogs and Kisses (Enchanted, Inc. #8) by Shanna Swendson Scumble (Savvy, #2) by Ingrid Law Fated (Alex Verus, #1) by Benedict Jacka Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares #1) by Lisa Shearin First Truth (Truth, #1) by Dawn Cook The Lyre Thief (Hythrun Chronicles War of the Gods, #1) by Jennifer Fallon

Author I like: J. D. Robb
1. Suzanne Enoch England's Perfect Hero 3/19
2. Jeffery Deaver
3. Linda Castillo Sworn to Silence *** 3/17
4. Catherine Coulter Backfire **** 2/21
5. Jayne Castle The Desperate Game *** 2/17
6. Dorothy Garlock
7. Pamela Morsi
8. LaVyrle Spencer

England's Perfect Hero (Lessons in Love, #3) by Suzanne Enoch Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo Backfire (FBI Thriller, #16) by Catherine Coulter The Desperate Game (Guinevere Jones, #1) by Jayne Castle


message 33: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Teri-K!


message 34: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Dee!


message 35: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
You are so sweet, Dee!


message 36: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Unfortunately, I can't do that, Dee. This is an older challenge that Joanne set up, and I can't access the post where she has links set.


message 37: by Ed (last edited Nov 21, 2020 05:51PM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 2145 comments I'm going to start this now...even though it is an old challenge.
Starting with Alexandre Dumas, the map gave me:

Literature Map- https://www.literature-map.com

1. Charles Dickens- The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens 4/14/19
2. Agatha Christie-Agatha Christie- Murder at the Vicarage 6/4/19
3. William Shakespeare -As You Like It by William Shakespeare 7/4/19
4. John Steinbeck-The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck 7/17/19
5. Joseph Heller-Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 8/27/19
6. Roald Dahl-James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 12/3/19
7. Lemony Snickett-The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket 6/10/20
8. Kate DiCamillo- Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 6/12/20
9. Linda Sue Park-A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park 10/21/20
10. Clare Vanderpool- probably Where the Red Fern Grows


message 38: by jingles (new)

jingles | 3480 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Ed!

I tried this one about 5 years ago, and it kicked my butt!


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