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message 1: by Ashley (last edited Apr 23, 2013 05:46PM) (new)

Ashley May Spell-Out Challenge:
Duration: May 1 - May 31, 2013


What do you first think of when you hear about the month of May? Choose a word or more than one word to spell out this month. You can use the title of the book (excluding A, An, and The),the first or last initial of the author, or the first letter in the name of the main character (first or last initial)

Ex: Beach

B - The Book Thief
E - Epperson, Deborah:Breaking Twig
A - Anna Karenina (Main Character: Anna)
C - The Crossing Places
H - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Main Character: Hannah Swensen)

Lesley will be the leader of this challenge. Thank you, Lesley! :)


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Do we have to read them in order, from B to H for example or can we read them in any order as long as we complete a book for each letter?


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley You can read them in any order. I usually start right in the middle, lol. As long as the books meet the criteria, you can start with any letter.

Also, you don't have to use the word beach. You can choose any word that makes you think of the month of May.

I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, just let me know.

Happy Reading! :)


message 4: by Lesley (last edited May 19, 2013 06:38AM) (new)

Lesley (laparks) I'll do Memorial Day and Ashley, I can lead this if you'd like.




M Metro Girl Janet Evanovich 5/2/13
E Exclusively Yours Shannon Stacey 5/13/13
M More Heidi Marshall 5/3/13
O On Little Wings Regina Sorois 5/19/13
R Grigory RyzhakovMr Right and Mr Wrong 5/12/13
I The Ivy House Drea Stein 5/16/13
A Almost Home Barbara Freethy 5/6/13
L Cassia Leo Pieces of You5/8/13

D Double ShotCindy Blackburn 5/2/13
A Carter Ashby Not A Chance 5/1/13
Y Luke YoungFriends With Partial Benefits 5/14/13


message 5: by Kai (last edited Jun 01, 2013 03:06PM) (new)

Kai (uchinaguchi) May Spell-Out Challenge:
Duration: May 1 - May 31, 2013

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What do you first think of when you hear about the month of May? Choose a word or more than one word to spell out this month. You can use the title of the book (excluding A, An, and The),the first or last initial of the author, or the first letter in the name of the main character (first or last initial).


F - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
L - Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning
O -
W - A Wild Sheep Chase
E - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
R - Mary Roach, My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
(S) - The Shadow of the Wind



message 6: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Lesley wrote: "I'll do Memorial Day and Ashley, I can lead this if you'd like.




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Thank you, Lesley! The job is yours if you want it! :)


message 7: by Ashley (new)

Ashley May Spell Out Challenge
Duration: 5/1/13 - 5/31/13
0/6 Complete


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message 8: by Heather (last edited May 31, 2013 08:37PM) (new)

Heather | 125 comments I am going to go for the word


W - A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle (read)
A - Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange (read)
R - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling (read)
M - Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey (read)

Challenge Completed!!!


message 9: by Jessie (last edited May 15, 2013 05:38AM) (new)

Jessie Shull M - Maggie, Fragile Fragile (The Hollows, #1) by Lisa Unger
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T - The Timekeeper The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
H - The Hunger Games The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins
E - Elderson, The Undead Heart The Undead Heart (Blood Thirst, #1) by Tate Jackson
Robert Langdon, Angels and Demons Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown
Schmuel, The boy in the Striped Pajamas The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

D - Doroth, The Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
A - Augustus, The Fault in our Stars The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Y

5/1/13 5/31 8/10


message 10: by Sarah (last edited May 20, 2013 10:08AM) (new)

Sarah Thanks Ashley for the clarification. I'm going to do
S - Dead Ever After Main character is Sookie Stackhouse COMPLETE
P - Five Quarters of the Orange Character called Paul Hourias COMPLETE
R - Matched Main character called Cassia Reyes COMPLETE
I - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Main character's name is Ichabod COMPLETE
N - Neuromancer COMPLETE
G - Jasmyn Main character called Jasmyn Gracey COMPLETE

Goal: 6 books
Read: 6 books
Challenge Completed!


message 11: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi  | 770 comments I too will be spelling out Spring

Kelsi's May Spell Out
Goal: 0/6

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message 12: by SibylM (new)

SibylM (sibyldiane) | 223 comments I'm going for seven:
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If I were being really ambitious I'd use GRADUATION but I think I need to scale it back a bit.


message 13: by Lesley (last edited Jun 22, 2013 03:07PM) (new)

Lesley (laparks) Participants:
Heather 4/4 COMPLETED
Jcwarren 6/6 COMPLETED
Jessica 7/7 COMPLETED
Jodi 5/5 COMPLETED
Kai 6/6 COMPLETED
Kelsi 6/6 COMPLETED
Lesley 11/11 COMPLETED
Lindy 9/9 COMPLETED
Londa 6/6 COMPLETED
Sarah 6/6 COMPLETED
Sharon 7/7 COMPLETED
Sibyl 7/7 COMPLETED

Ashley 0/6
Erika 7/11
Jennifer 0/5
Jessie 8/10
Juana "Darkness" 4/5
Katelyn 0/4
Michele 0/4
Robyn 2/4
Shelly 5/6
Stephany 0/7


message 14: by Robyn (last edited May 26, 2013 11:52PM) (new)

Robyn | 10 comments Sign me up! I was going to use daffodil but its a bit long... so I will use



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A - Amy from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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M - May from Shanghai Girls

Progress: 2/4


message 15: by Lesley (last edited Apr 27, 2013 06:20AM) (new)

Lesley (laparks) Welcome to the challenge, Ashley, Heather, Jessie, Kai, Kelsi, Robyn, Sarah and Sibyl - I've got you all added to the participant post above, along with the link to get you to your post easily!!!


message 16: by Katelyn (last edited Apr 24, 2013 06:10PM) (new)

Katelyn | 74 comments I'm in!


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message 17: by Jodi (last edited Jun 01, 2013 09:46PM) (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1963 comments I would like to join too. My word is going to be Tulip. I don't think I can read that many in a month but I will give it my best.

T (Dr Trent) The Blue Castle Completed
U Unforgiving Years Completed
L (Le Page, Maggie) A Heat of the Moment Thing completed
I I Used to Think I Was Normal But Now I Take Pills for That Completed
P Pride and Prejudice and Zombies completed


I am so excited I will be starting my last book for this challenge tonight. I might actually meet this challenge.

I am finished this challenge but I do admit that I finished my fifth book on June 1st. I tried to get it done the last day of May but I just couldn't stay up!

5/5


message 18: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (engelsigh) | 32 comments Well since I'm going back home to Florida to spend a lot of time on the beach in May, I'm going to use Beach.

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message 19: by Erika (new)

Erika  (readingbutterfly) | 402 comments I am going to go with Memorial Day!!


message 20: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 723 comments I'm in but I haven't decided my word yet, I'll have to look at the books I plan to read.


message 21: by Lesley (new)

Lesley (laparks) Katelynn, Jodi, Jennifer and Erika and Sharon -so happy to have you all join us.

Sharon, I'll get you added to the list of participants as soon as you decide on a word to go for!!!


message 22: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) Count me in


message 23: by Juana "Darkness" (last edited Jun 03, 2013 04:55PM) (new)

Juana "Darkness" Duran | 45 comments UPDATE: I didn't finish. I was one letter short.


I'm in.

MAY SPELL IT OUT

B: The Bridemaker by Rexanne Becnel 5/21/13
E: Enticing the Earl by Nicole Byrd 5/9/13
A: A Night Like This by Julia Quinn 5/23/13
C: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 5/16/13
H:

The Bridemaker (The Maker #3) by Rexanne Becnel Enticing the Earl by Nicole Byrd A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet #2) by Julia Quinn City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare


message 24: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 177 comments Count me in. I'm going to go with Mother's Day but only do "Mothers". The way things have been going lately, 7 books may be a challenge. But hopefully with the warmer weather, I'll be able to relax outside reading.

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message 25: by Londa (last edited Apr 30, 2013 05:17PM) (new)

Londa (londalocs) | 118 comments Got to catch up on my reading this month. I'll try these


M -- Michelle Corasanti -- The Almond Tree
O -- On the Line -- Serena Williams
T -- Tony Ruggiero -- The Evil from Above
H -- Rawi Hage -- Carnival
E -- Krik? Krak! --- Edwidge Danticat
R -- Rebecca Kanner -- The Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah's Wife


message 26: by Shelly (last edited May 23, 2013 07:59AM) (new)

Shelly Bretheim (ShellyBre) I'm in, think I will go with


S - Someday, Someday, Maybe May 12
P - The Pillars of the Earth May 7
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I - Inferno May 18
N - - Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts May 10
G - The Giver by Lois Lowry May 12


message 27: by Sky (last edited May 15, 2013 11:46AM) (new)

Sky Paz (lilmissreader) | 88 comments I'm going to do



S ophie Katz; Vanity, Vengence & A Weekend in Vegas
U ndead & Unwed; Mary Janice Davidson
N eil, Chloe; Firespell

B orn Standing Up; Steve Martin
E smeralda Santiago; Almost a Woman
A ngelou Maya; I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
M organville Vampire Series; Rachel Caine


message 28: by Michele (new)

Michele Heinbaugh | 3 comments W. (Wicked)
A. (A Clash of Kings)
R. (?)
M. (?)

0/4


message 29: by Pbkreader (last edited May 25, 2013 06:40PM) (new)

Pbkreader I just joined this group and thought I'd try a monthly challenge to begin. May makes me think of tulips!

T - Tempting, Susan Mallery - COMPLETE
U - Until there was you, Kristan Higgins - COMPLETE
L - Love me if you dare, Carly Phillips - COMPLETE
I - Inferno, Dan Brown - COMPLETE
P - Promise Canyon, Robyn Carr -COMPLETE
S - Secret Prey, John Sandford - COMPLETE


message 30: by Lesley (last edited May 15, 2013 10:39AM) (new)

Lesley (laparks) Participants:
Here's what I have for progress as of 5/14/13


Ashley 0/6
Erika 0/11
Heather 0/4
Jcwarren 0/6
Jennifer 0/5
Jessica 0/7
Jessie 0/10
Jodi 3/5
Juana "Darkness" 0/5
Kai 0/6
Katelyn 0/4
Kelsi 0/6
Lesley 9/11
Londa 0/6
Michele 0/4
Robyn 1/4
Sarah 4/6
Shelly 1/6
Sibyl 0/7
Stephany 0/7


message 31: by Erika (last edited May 14, 2013 06:47PM) (new)

Erika  (readingbutterfly) | 402 comments 3/11


M Mercy Bone Crossed by P. Briggs
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O Orry Main North and South by John Jakes
R
I Iron Kissed P. Briggs
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Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs North and South (North and South, #1) by John Jakes Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs


message 32: by Sky (new)

Sky Paz (lilmissreader) | 88 comments So I have a question about the challenge? Does the name of the series count? I wanted to use M- Morganville Vampires Series.


message 33: by Lesley (new)

Lesley (laparks) Just finished my last book for this one:

11/11 finished


M Metro Girl Janet Evanovich 5/2/13
E Exclusively Yours Shannon Stacey 5/13/13
M More Heidi Marshall 5/3/13
O On Little Wings Regina Sorois 5/19/13
R Grigory RyzhakovMr Right and Mr Wrong 5/12/13
I The Ivy House Drea Stein 5/16/13
A Almost Home Barbara Freethy 5/6/13
L Cassia Leo Pieces of You5/8/13

D Double ShotCindy Blackburn 5/2/13
A Carter Ashby Not A Chance 5/1/13
Y Luke YoungFriends With Partial Benefits 5/14/13


message 35: by Londa (last edited May 31, 2013 04:18PM) (new)

Londa (londalocs) | 118 comments Done!!


M -- Michelle Corasanti -- The Almond Tree-- COMPLETED
O -- On the Line -- Serena Williams -- COMPLETED
T -- Tony Ruggiero -- The Evil from Above COMPLETED
H -- Rawi Hage -- Carnival -- COMPLETED
E -- Krik? Krak! --- Edwidge Danticat COMPLETED
R -- Rebecca Kanner -- The Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah's Wife COMPLETED


message 36: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I have completed the challenge with SPRING - 6 out of 6 - see message 10 for the books I have read!


message 37: by Erika (last edited May 24, 2013 05:21PM) (new)

Erika  (readingbutterfly) | 402 comments May Monthly Challenge 7/11


M Mercy Bone Crossed by P. Briggs
E
M Iced by Karen Marie Moning
O Orry Main North and South by John Jakes
R
I Iron Kissed P. Briggs
A A Conspiracy of Alchemists by L. Schwarz
L Lean In by S. Sanders

D A Deeper Love Inside by S. Souljah
A
Y

Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Iced (Dani O'Malley #1) (Fever #6) by Karen Marie Moning North and South (North and South, #1) by John Jakes Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs A Conspiracy of Alchemists (The Chronicle of Light and Shadow, #1) by Liesel Schwarz Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg A Deeper Love Inside The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister Souljah


message 38: by Kelsi (new)


message 39: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1963 comments I don't think I am going to finish but I am sure going to try. I am on my last book and am going up to read now. I am only 30% done though, 8 hrs of reading. Going upstairs right now to give it a go. Good luck everyone in finishing.


message 40: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 723 comments May Spell-Out Challenge:
Duration: May 1 - May 31, 2013

What do you first think of when you hear about the month of May? Choose a word or more than one word to spell out this month. You can use the title of the book (excluding A, An, and The),the first or last initial of the author, or the first letter in the name of the main character (first or last initial)

DONE

C Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare
A Lucy Arlington
Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington
M Richelle Mead
Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) by Richelle Mead
P P.C. Cast
Hidden (House of Night, #10) by P.C. Cast
I
The Informationist (Vanessa Michael Munroe, #1) by Taylor Stevens
N Stephanie Nielson
Heaven Is Here An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy by Stephanie Nielson
G
The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry


message 41: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) B - Blanche relative: Coulter, Catherine Fire Song
E - Evens, Richard Paul Miles to Go
A - Allen, Sarah Addison Peach Keeper
C - Neggers, Carla That Night on Thistle Lane
H - Holley Alexander wife: Alexander, Eben Proof of Heaven


message 42: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) W Woods, Sherryl Flowers on Main
A Allen, Sarah Addison Peach Keeper
R Rose, M J The Book of Lost Fragrances
M Mary Higgins Clark Daddy's Gone a Hunting


message 43: by Jessica (last edited May 30, 2013 07:39PM) (new)

Jessica | 177 comments Jessica's update: Complete

Goal 7 (10) books
Read 8 Books

M: Matched (5/23)
O: Death Of Riley (5/17)
T: Tigers in Red Weather (5/3)
H: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (5/29)
E: Escape from Sobibor (5/27)
R: The Reader 3.5 stars. (5/6)
(S): Murphy's Law Character Daniel Sullivan (5/16)
(D)
(A)
(Y)


message 44: by Jodi (new)

Jodi (readinbooks) | 1963 comments I have been reading, reading and reading since I got home from work. I will be reading right up until the end. I am hoping to finish my last book for this challenge today.


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