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message 1: by Isha (last edited Jul 24, 2013 12:21PM) (new)

Isha | 500 comments August Monthly Challenge

This thread is for the participants to post their list and update their progress. The suggestions thread is located HERE.


1. "A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Tina"coffee and books" has been a member of the RRRC since June 2010. Here is the link to Tina"coffee and books"'s shelves - Tina"coffee and books"'s shelves. Please read a book from any of Tina "coffee and books"'s shelves or a book published in 2010.

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Kentucky.
Fun Facts about Kentucky:
A. The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
B. Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.
C. More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.

You may also read a book that is set in a food industry or where food plays an important part in the story, or where a main character is involved in politics, or where one of the main character is wealthy.

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Read a romance novel or a book with a female on the cover.

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Read a book where the main characters meet at a bar, nightclub or at a party or a book with a black cover.

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Read a book where the main characters work together or read a book with a dog on the cover.

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a novella or read a book you've been meaning to get to or read a book where a main character is on vacation.

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Read a book with a friends to lovers theme or where a friend plays an important role in the book.

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book with angels or one that has angels in the book title/series title or read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help).

10. Readers Choice:


You can choose 3, 5, 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s.

Please repost your progress as it helps when updating.

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Isha (new)

Isha | 500 comments reserved


message 3: by Lacy (new)

Lacy (Lacy_Stewart) | 1829 comments I'm in! I will post as I go. I'll start with 8 as my goal.


message 4: by Brandilyn (last edited Jul 30, 2013 08:26PM) (new)

Brandilyn (BrandilynRC) | 869 comments In for 10 as usual.

0/10 Complete

1. "A" is for August: Again
2. Member of the Month (2010): Monte's Marines
3. Geography (Wealthy): No Fear
4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Three Fates
5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Unshakeable Faith
6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Stars & Stripes (re-read)
7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Unrequited
8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Enduring Instincts
9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Broken Angel
10. Readers Choice: TBD

Again by Mary Calmes Monte's Marines (Dark Court, #2) by Stormy Glenn No Fear (Conquest, #2) by S.J. Frost Three Fates by Andrew Grey Unshakeable Faith by Lisa Worrall Unrequited by Abigail Roux Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run, #6) by Abigail Roux Enduring Instincts (Instincts, #2) by S.J. Frost Broken Angel (House Phoenix, #1) by S.W. Vaughn


message 5: by Bookchaser (last edited Aug 03, 2013 12:44AM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1653 comments 2013 August Monthly Challenge

0/10 Completed

01. "A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.
The Autumn Lord by Susan Sizemore
OR
The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie
OR
Mate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley
02. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Tina"coffee and books" has been a member of the RRRC since June 2010. Please read a book from any of Tina "coffee and books"'s shelves or a book published in 2010.
It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
OR
Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods
03. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Kentucky.
Fun Facts about Kentucky:
A. The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
B. Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.
C. More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.
You may also read a book that is set in a food industry or where food plays an important part in the story, or where a main character is involved in politics, or where one of the main character is wealthy.
And One Last Thing ... by Molly Harper
04. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Read a romance novel or a book with a female on the cover.

05. National Night Out (August 3rd): Read a book where the main characters meet at a bar, nightclub or at a party or a book with a black cover.
Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves
06. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Read a book where the main characters work together or read a book with a dog on the cover.
Blackbird Lake by Jill Gregory
OR
Highlander for the Holidays by Janet Chapman
07. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a novella or read a book you've been meaning to get to or read a book where a main character is on vacation.
Springtime on Divinity Mountain Cynthia Thomason
08. Best Friends Day (August 15): Read a book with a friends to lovers theme or where a friend plays an important role in the book.
The Newcomer by Robyn Carr
09. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book with angels or one that has angels in the book title/series title or read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help).
The Angel Knight by Susan King
OR
The Angel and the Highlander by Donna Fletcher
OR
Thunder & Roses (Fallen Angels, #1) by Mary Jo Putney
10. Readers Choice:
The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn


XXX The Autumn Lord by Susan SizemoreXXX The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1) by Anne GracieXXX Mate Claimed (Shifters Unbound, #4) by Jennifer AshleyXXX It Had to Be You (Lucky Harbor, #7) by Jill ShalvisXXX Sea Glass Island (Ocean Breeze, #3) by Sherryl WoodsXXX And One Last Thing ... by Molly HarperXXX Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane GravesXXX Blackbird Lake (Lonesome Way #3) by Jill GregoryXXX Highlander for the Holidays (Highlander, #8) by Janet ChapmanXXX Springtime on Divinity Mountain by Cynthia ThomasonXXX The Newcomer (Thunder Point #2) by Robyn CarrXXX The Angel Knight (Faulkener Family, #1) by Susan KingXXX The Angel and the Highlander (Sinclare Brothers, #3) by Donna FletcherXXX Thunder & Roses (Fallen Angels #1) by Mary Jo PutneyXXX The Bridgertons Happily Ever After by Julia QuinnXXX


message 6: by Sassafrass (last edited Aug 08, 2013 03:37AM) (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 2009 comments I'm in. I'll post as I go!

Completed 8/10


1. "A" is for August: At Last finished 8/2/13

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" Escaping Reality (to-read) finished 8/1/13

3. Geography: The Marriage Bargain finished 8/4/13

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): The Game Changer finished 8/3/13

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): The Perfect Game finished 8/2/13

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Armed & Dangerous finished 8/6/13

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a novella or read a book you've been meaning to get to or read a book where a main character is on vacation.

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Savor You finished 8/7/13

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book with angels or one that has angels in the book title/series title or read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help).

10. Reader's Choice:
Twisted Perfection finished 8/4/13


message 7: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 10054 comments I'm in for all 10 and I'll post as I go!


message 8: by Suzanne (last edited Aug 13, 2013 11:31AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1683 comments Romance Readers Reading Challenges
August 2013 Monthly Challenge
Duration:
8/1/2013 - 8/31/2013

Progress: 10 out of 10

1. "A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A':
Foundation by Ann Aguirre - *** - 8/13/2013

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books":
Iced (Dani O'Malley, #1) by Karen Marie Moning - ***** - 8/12/2013

3. Geography: Read a book that is set in a food industry or where food plays an important part in the story, or where a main character is involved in politics, or where one of the main character is wealthy:
Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha by Karen Marie Moning - ***** - 8/7/2013

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Read a romance novel or a book with a female on the cover:
Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones - ***** - 8/6/2013

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Read a book where the main characters meet at a bar, nightclub or at a party or a book with a black cover:
For I Have Sinned by Darynda Jones - ***** - 8/5/2013

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Read a book where the main characters work together or read a book with a dog on the cover:
The Diviners by Libba Bray - ***** - 8/8/2013

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a novella or read a book you've been meaning to get to or read a book where a main character is on vacation:
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story by Veronica Roth - **** - 8/7/2013

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Read a book with a friends to lovers theme or where a friend plays an important role in the book:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - ***** - 8/4/2013

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book with angels or one that has angels in the book title/series title or read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help):
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - **** - 8/5/2013

10. Readers Choice:
The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 2: Maelstrom by Jim Butcher - ***** - 8/1/2013

The Dresden Files Storm Front, Volume 2 Maelstrom by Jim Butcher Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones For I Have Sinned (Charley Davidson, #1.5) by Darynda Jones Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones Free Four Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent, #1.5) by Veronica Roth Fever Moon The Fear Dorcha by Karen Marie Moning The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray Iced (Dani O'Malley, #1) (Fever, #6) by Karen Marie Moning Foundation (Razorland, #0.5) by Ann Aguirre


message 9: by Breann (last edited Jul 31, 2013 04:47PM) (new)

Breann | 2362 comments Read: 0/5


1. "A" is for August: Beautiful Boys by Anne Cain

2. Member of the Month: Nine-Tenths of the Law (2010)

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): A Solid Core of Alpha

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Body and Soul

10. Readers Choice:

Beautiful Boys by Anne Cain Nine-Tenths of the Law by L.A. Witt A Solid Core of Alpha by Amy Lane Body and Soul (PsyCop, #3) by Jordan Castillo Price


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (Elizabeth_Greece) | 1364 comments I'm in! I'll post as I go!


message 11: by Susan (new)

Susan (Scoutmomskf) | 1435 comments In for all ten and will post as I go.


message 12: by Susan A (last edited Aug 12, 2013 11:14AM) (new)

Susan A | 1028 comments RRRC: August Monthly Challenge
10/10 COMPLETE Aug 12

1. "A" is for August: Avril Ashton, A Sinner Born Aug 11 ★★★
2. Member of the Month: Witness Aug 2 ★★★★
3. Geography Kentucky(wealthy): Every Move He Makes Aug 5 ★★★★
4. Girlfriend's Day: A Rose is a RoseAug 9 ★★★★
5. National Night Out: Hearts Under Fire Aug 6 ★★★
6. Work Like a Dog Day: Cold Front Aug 2 ★★★★★
7. National Relaxation Day: His Request Aug 3 ★★★
8. Best Friends Day: Noah Aug 8 ★★★★
9. Be An Angel Day: Unearthing Cole Aug 12 ★★★
10. Readers Choice: Spells And Bananas Aug 1 ★★

A Sinner Born (Brooklyn Sinners, #3) by Avril Ashton Witness by L.A. Gilbert Every Move He Makes by Barbara Elsborg A Rose is a Rose by Jet Mykles Cold Front (Pindone Files #1-3) by Ann Somerville Hearts Under Fire (New Amsterdam, #1) by Kelly Wyre His Request (His Client, #2) by Ava March Noah by Ben Ryder Unearthing Cole by A.M. Arthur Spells And Bananas (Midnight Matings, #9) by Joyee Flynn


message 13: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 10054 comments Susan A wrote: "I'm in. Not sure many...it will be the girl book that will give me a hard time."

It says you could just read a romance novel!


message 14: by Gea (last edited Aug 25, 2013 02:05AM) (new)

Gea (Gea89) | 545 comments RRRC: August Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1st - August 31st
10/10 - DONE


1. "A" is for August: The Bridal Veil by Alexis Harrington (3/8) *****
2. Member of the Month (Hello Tina "coffee and books"!): Nauti and Wild by Lora Leigh (22/8) *****
3. Geography: Knight by Kristen Ashley (1/8) ****
4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley (15/8) *****
5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Axel by Harper Sloan (9/8) ****
6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Nothing Personal by Jaci Burton (6/8) ****
7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries (11/8) ****
8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Frigid by J. Lynn (5/8) ***
9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh (7/8) *****
10. Readers Choice: The Mating by Nicky Charles (2/8) ****

The Bridal Veil by Alexis Harrington Nauti and Wild (Nauti, #6; Wild Riders, #4) by Lora Leigh Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1) by Kristen Ashley Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8) by Kristen Ashley Axel (Corps Security, #1) by Harper Sloan Nothing Personal by Jaci Burton The Pirate Lord (Lord Trilogy, #1) by Sabrina Jeffries Frigid (Frigid, #1) by J. Lynn Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh The Mating (Law of the Lycans, #1) by Nicky Charles


message 15: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Jul 31, 2013 07:17AM) (new)

Fran | 9566 comments August Monthly Challenge

0/? Read


1. "A" is for August:Anne Calhoun - Liberating Lacey
2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Leave Me Breathless
3. Geography:Wealthy Heroine - Off Limits
4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st):
5. National Night Out:Black cover- The Awakening
6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): work together -Fixed on You
7. National Relaxation Day (August 15):Vacation- Surf's Up
8. Best Friends Day (August 15):Friends to lovers- Just One Kiss
9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd):Main character asks for help- Uncharted
10. Readers Choice:


Just One Kiss by Lisa Worrall Surf's Up by Sarah Madison Leave Me Breathless (Ross Siblings, #3) by Cherrie Lynn Off Limits (Off Series, #2) by Sawyer Bennett Uncharted (On the Island #1.5) by Tracey Garvis-Graves Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun Fixed on You (Fixed, #1) by Laurelin Paige The Awakening (The Marriage Diaries, Volume 1) by Erika Wilde


message 16: by Tina Theresa (last edited Aug 20, 2013 04:10PM) (new)

Tina Theresa | 255 comments 8/8

1. "A" is for August: Risk & Reward 8/8
2. Member of the Month: Rock Chick 8/20
3. Geography: Always on My Mind 8/11
4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): SKIP
5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Losing Control 8/20
6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Love Irresistibly 8/4
7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Beauty and the Blacksmith 8/6
8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 8/3
9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Clockwork Princess 8/5
10. Readers Choice:SKIP

Always on My Mind (The Sullivans, #8) by Bella Andre Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1) by Katie McGarry Love Irresistibly (FBI / US Attorney, #4) by Julie James Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Beauty and the Blacksmith (Spindle Cove, #3.5) by Tessa Dare Risk & Reward (Bedroom Games, #2) by Alisha Rai Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) by Kristen Ashley Losing Control (Losing Control, #1) by Desiree Wilder


message 17: by Susan A (last edited Jul 24, 2013 02:34PM) (new)

Susan A | 1028 comments MountainKat wrote: "Susan A wrote: "I'm in. Not sure many...it will be the girl book that will give me a hard time."

It says you could just read a romance novel!"


Oh. I thought it meant to read a romance novel with a girl on cover or some other genre with a girl on the cover. So that is easy then. Thanks!


message 18: by Ty (new)

Ty  | 1943 comments great categories! I'm in for 10!


message 19: by Nadine Bookaholic (last edited Aug 26, 2013 06:39AM) (new)

Nadine Bookaholic (NadinesObsessedwithBooks) | 936 comments Finished 10/10


1. "A" is for August: Scornfully Yoursfinished 8/7

2. Member of the Month: Slow Heat finished 8/21

3. Geography: Sweet Trouble finished 8/11

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): A Taylor-Made Life finished 8/13

5. National Night Out (August 3rd):Undeniably Yours finished 8/21

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Their Virgin Captive finished 8/10

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): In Deep Voodoo finished 8/4

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Sarah Mine finished 8/10

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Kiss an Angelfinished 8/24

10. Readers Choice: Hot Finishfinished 8/12


message 20: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 24, 2013 03:01PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3130 comments I'm in for all 10.

READ: 0/10

1. "A" is for August: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf - Molly Harper
2. Member of the Month (Tina): Winter Kiss - Deborah Cooke
3. Geography: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith (born in Kentucky)
4. Girlfriend's Day: Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare (female on cover)
5. National Night Out: Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn (black cover)
6. Work Like a Dog Day: The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters (dog on cover)
7. National Relaxation Day: What Really Happened in Peru - Cassandra Clare (70 pages)
8. Best Friends Day: TBD
9. Be An Angel Day: TBD
10. Readers Choice: The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts

The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, #4) by Deborah Cooke Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles, #1) by Cassandra Clare[TBD][TBD] The Last Boyfriend (Inn BoonsBoro, #2) by Nora Roberts


message 21: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2073 comments 0/10 read


1. A is for August: After Dark
2. Member of the Month (Tina): Friday Night Jamie
3. Geography: Heartstrings
4. Girlfriend's Day: Inertia
5. National Night Out: Ruffskin
6. Work Like a Dog Day: Laurel Heights
7. National Relaxation Day: Ethan, Who Loved Carter
8. Best Friends Day: The Riddle of the Sands
9. Be an Angel Day: On Death’s Wings
10. Readers Choice: Lesser Evils


message 22: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra (vampiregoth28) | 265 comments I'm in for 3!
August Monthly Challenge - 0/3 Read
Girlfriend's Day (August 1): Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
National Night Out (August 3): Last Blood by Kristen Painter (Black cover)
National Relaxation Day (August 15): The Wicked by Thea Harrison (novella)
Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5) by Darynda Jones Last Blood (House of Comarré, #5) by Kristen Painter The Wicked (Elder Races, #5.5) by Thea Harrison


message 23: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4479 comments I'm in for all 10...love the categories, Nikita!


message 24: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1010 comments I'm in, I'll post as I go!


message 25: by ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥ (last edited Jul 30, 2013 04:53AM) (new)

ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥ (Unheard) | 162 comments I'm in for all 10 .. my list would be up later :)

Updated with my list for now

1. "A" is for August: Heist Society by Ally Carter
2. Member of the Month: (Tina "coffee and books") Temping Is Hell by Cathy Yardley
3. Geography: The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
4. Girlfriend's Day Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
5. National Night Out Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie
6. Work Like a Dog Day TBD
7. National Relaxation Day TBD
8. Best Friends Day TBD
9. Be An Angel Day TBD
10. Readers Choice: What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn


message 26: by Juana "Darkness" (new)

Juana "Darkness" Duran | 403 comments I'm in for all 10.


message 27: by Pam (new)

Pam (TXPam) | 137 comments I'm in for probably my usual 5. I'll post my books later.


message 28: by Janeka (last edited Jul 25, 2013 04:47AM) (new)

Janeka | 29 comments For the first time, I'm in for all 10 :D


RRRC: August Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1st - August 31st

Read: 0/10


1. "A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Tina"coffee and books" has been a member of the RRRC since June 2010. Here is the link to Tina"coffee and books"'s shelves - Tina"coffee and books"'s shelves. Please read a book from any of Tina "coffee and books"'s shelves or a book published in 2010.

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Kentucky.
Fun Facts about Kentucky:
A. The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
B. Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.
C. More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.

You may also read a book that is set in a food industry or where food plays an important part in the story, or where a main character is involved in politics, or where one of the main character is wealthy.

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Read a romance novel or a book with a female on the cover.

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Read a book where the main characters meet at a bar, nightclub or at a party or a book with a black cover.

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Read a book where the main characters work together or read a book with a dog on the cover.

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a novella or read a book you've been meaning to get to or read a book where a main character is on vacation.

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Read a book with a friends to lovers theme or where a friend plays an important role in the book.

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book with angels or one that has angels in the book title/series title or read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help).

10. Readers Choice:


message 29: by Ike (new)

Ike (i_k_a_c) | 34 comments I'm in...


message 30: by April (last edited Aug 27, 2013 10:47AM) (new)

April | 26 comments I'm in....... I think I will complete either 5 or 8.

"A" is for August: Wallbangerby Alice Clayton 8/7/13.

Member of the Month: Collide by Gail McHugh 8/19/13

Girlfriend's Day: Imagined Love by Diamond Drake 8/16/13

National Night Out:

Work Like a Dog Day:

National Relaxation Day: Pulse by Gail McHugh 8/22

Best Friends Day: Freeing Asia by E.M. Abel 8/25

Readers Choice




Wallbanger by Alice Clayton Imagined Love (revised version) by Diamond Drake Collide (Collide, #1) by Gail McHugh Freeing Asia (Breaking Free, #1) by E.M. Abel Pulse (Collide, #2) by Gail McHugh


message 31: by KathyAnne (last edited Aug 24, 2013 05:04AM) (new)

KathyAnne (KatChat) 8/10 Read so far!

Here's my challenge list... I reserve the right to change my mind on any of these choices! Ha! I will try to stick to the original list... :)

A book: Dark Waters by Toni Anderson
Mem. of the month: No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
Main character is wealthy: A Million Dirty Secrets by C.L. Parker
Female on the cover: Upon Your Return by Marie Lavendar
Black cover: Blood of the Lamb by Same Cabot
Dog on the cover: Animal Cracker by Andi Brown
Novella: Escaped by J.C. Mells
Friends to lovers: Shooting Scars by Karina Halle
Emotional Help: Lingerie Wars by Janet Henderson
Members choice: The Returned by Jason Mott

No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3) by Kresley Cole Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender Animal Cracker by Andi Brown Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy, #2) by Karina Halle Dark Waters by Toni Anderson Blood of the Lamb A Novel of Secrets by Sam Cabot The Returned by Jason Mott A Million Dirty Secrets (Million Dollar Duet, #1) by C.L. Parker Lingerie Wars (Invertary #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Escaped by J.C. Mells


message 32: by Shannon (last edited Jul 25, 2013 07:46AM) (new)

Shannon (Wckdktty) | 479 comments I am in for 3.

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Read a romance novel or a book with a female on the cover. Craved (Gwen Sparks, #1)
by Stephanie Nelson
Craved (Gwen Sparks, #1) by Stephanie Nelson

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Read a book with a friends to lovers theme or where a friend plays an important role in the book.Brazen (Brazen, #1)
by Maya Banks

Brazen (Brazen, #1) by Maya Banks

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book with angels or one that has angels in the book title/series title or read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help).Halo (Halo, #1)
by Alexandra Adornetto

Halo (Halo, #1) by Alexandra Adornetto


message 33: by Megan (new)

Megan (megan4) | 2 comments I'm in. Will post my list soon.


Nadine Bookaholic (NadinesObsessedwithBooks) | 936 comments Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Can I use this for #9???


message 35: by Ike (last edited Aug 22, 2013 01:48PM) (new)

Ike (i_k_a_c) | 34 comments August Monthly Challenge
8/1 ~ 8/31/13
10/10 Complete

1. "A" is for August: About That Night - 22 AUG ---- *****
2. Member of the Month (2010): Under a Falling Star - 02 AUG ---- ***
3. Geography (Politics): The Charlemagne Pursuit - 02 AUG ---- *****
4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Lexie's First Time - 12 AUG ---- ***
5. National Night Out (August 3rd): The Mozart Conspiracy- 18 AUG ---- *****
6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - 11 AUG ---- *****
7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Unrelenting Love - 07 AUG ---- ***
8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Friendly Temptation- 22 AUG ---- ***
9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): The Girl Who Played with Fire- 04 AUG ---- *****
10. Readers Choice: Uncovering the Correttis---16 AUG----***

The Charlemagne Pursuit (Cotton Malone, #4) by Steve Berry Under a Falling Star by Fabian Black The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson Unrelenting Love by Jack Gunthridge The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson Lexie's First Time (Borrowed Billionaire 0.5; Billionaire Novelist 0.5) by Mimi Strong The Mozart Conspiracy (Ben Hope #2) by Scott G. Mariani Uncovering the Correttis (Sicily's Corretti Dynasty, 0.5) by Carol Marinelli Friendly Temptation by Elaine Radley About That Night (FBI / US Attorney, #3) by Julie James


message 36: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Aug 22, 2013 04:21PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1740 comments August Monthly Challenge
8/1 ~ 8/31/13
5-6 Read


1. "A" is for August:Among the Living

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Tina"coffee and books" has been a member of the RRRC since June 2010. or For You 8/5/13 4♥

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): book with a female on cover ~ Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs 8/8/13 4♥

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Read a book where the main characters meet at a bar, nightclub or at a party or a book with a black cover. Sweet Dreams 8/2/13 5♥

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd):Read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need Breathe 8/22/13 5♥

10. Readers Choice:Touch & Geaux 8/4/13 5♥


Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2) by Kristen Ashley Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7) by Abigail Roux For You (The 'Burg, #1) by Kristen Ashley Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Breathe (Colorado Mountain, #4) by Kristen Ashley


message 37: by Christina (last edited Jul 25, 2013 04:13PM) (new)

Christina  | 273 comments I think I'll post as I go, but I'm in for 5 this month.



1. "A" is for August:
Archangel's Consort
2. Member of the Month:
From Tina's Shelf: Moon Called
3. Geography: KY
4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st):
5. National Night Out (August 3rd):
6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th):
7. National Relaxation Day (August 15):
8. Best Friends Day (August 15):
9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd):
10. Readers Choice:

Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh, Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs


message 38: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 14506 comments I'm in and will sort my list out today :) (Hooray for a free day!)


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 938 comments I'm in will post my list later....


message 40: by Deedee (last edited Aug 31, 2013 12:48AM) (new)

Deedee | 140 comments August Monthly Challenge
8/1 ~ 8/31/13

7/10 Read


1."A" is for August: (Adelle): The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) by Adelle Waldman (08/22/13)

2. Member of the Month (2010): Under Heaven (Under Heaven #1) (2010) by Guy Gavriel Kay (08/27/13)

3. Geography (Wealthy): (title character Mr. Dombey is wealthy): Dombey and Son (1848) by Charles Dickens (Paperback, Penguin Classics, 992 pages) (08/12/13)

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st):

5. National Night Out (August 3rd):

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): (characters are the staff of an English manor house with studies and skits based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park): My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park (2011) by Cindy Jones (08/06/13)

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a book you've been meaning to get to (I’ve had this in my book boxes for, literally, years):
The Technicolor Time Machine (1967) by Harry Harrison (08/18/13)

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): The heroine is helped by many friends before, during, and after the beginning of her romance with the hero.
Steadfast (Elemental Masters #9) (2013) by Mercedes Lackey (08/31/13)


9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd):

10. Readers Choice: Carnival of Saints (1994) by George Herman (08/04/13)

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens My Jane Austen Summer A Season in Mansfield Park by Cindy Jones The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison Steadfast (Elemental Masters #9) by Mercedes Lackey Carnival of Saints by George Herman


message 41: by FlibBityFLooB (new)

FlibBityFLooB I'm game to try again :)

August 2013 RRRC Challenge

0/10 books read

1. Author (Ashley) - Rock Chick Revolution
2. Tina's shelves - Biting Bad
3. Kentucky - Wanting
4. Romance - Parting Shot
5. Black cover - The Hanover Square Affair
6. Dog cover - Catch of the Day
7. Novella - How to Raise an Honest Rabbit
8. Friends-to-Lovers - Wake Me Up Inside
9. Help others - Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend
10. Reader's choice - Playing for Keeps

Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8) by Kristen Ashley Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8) by Chloe Neill Wanting (Wanting, #1) by Piper Vaughn Parting Shot (A Matter of Time, #7) by Mary Calmes The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey, #1) by Ashley Gardner Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins How to Raise an Honest Rabbit (Knitting, #3) by Amy Lane Wake Me Up Inside (Mates, #1) by Cardeno C. Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend by Cassie Mae Playing for Keeps (A Neighbor from Hell, #1) by R.L. Mathewson


message 42: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments Duration: 8/1/13 - 8/31/13

0/5

1. "A" is for August: Almost Perfect

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Faefever

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st):Suddenly Royal

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15):Eternity Embraced

10. Readers Choice: Memory in Death


message 43: by Catherine (last edited Sep 01, 2013 01:56PM) (new)

Catherine | 623 comments I'll give it a whirl :)

August Monthly Challenge

This thread is for the participants to post their list and update their progress. The suggestions thread is located HERE.


1. "A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.
And Only to Deceive..Tasha Alexander(book 1)(read)

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Tina"coffee and books" has been a member of the RRRC since June 2010. Here is the link to Tina"coffee and books"'s shelves - Tina"coffee and books"'s shelves. Please read a book from any of Tina "coffee and books"'s shelves or a book published in 2010.
Chasing Fire..Nora Roberts(Tina "coffee and books" shelf)
The Witness..Nora Roberts(Tina "coffee and books" shelf)

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Kentucky.
Fun Facts about Kentucky:
A. The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
B. Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.
C. More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.

You may also read a book that is set in a food industry or where food plays an important part in the story, or where a main character is involved in politics, or where one of the main character is wealthy.

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Read a romance novel or a book with a female on the cover.
Inner Harbour..Nora Roberts(book 3)(2 Aug)

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Read a book where the main characters meet at a bar, nightclub or at a party or a book with a black cover.
Red Sparrow..Jason Matthews(black cover)(read)

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Read a book where the main characters work together or read a book with a dog on the cover.

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a novella or read a book you've been meaning to get to or read a book where a main character is on vacation.

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Read a book with a friends to lovers theme or where a friend plays an important role in the book.

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book with angels or one that has angels in the book title/series title or read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help).

10. Readers Choice:


You can choose 3, 5, 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s.


message 44: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Aug 28, 2013 04:09PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 938 comments 1."A" is for August: The Abandoned, amanda stevens

2. Member of the Month: Tina "coffee and books" - Tina"coffee and books" Please read a book from any of Tina "coffee and books"'s shelves
The Perfect Play, jaci burton

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Kentucky (You may also read a book that is set in a food industry or where food plays an important part in the story).
Devil's Food Cake Murder, joanne fluke Finished 08.07

4. Girlfriend's Day (August 1st): Read a romance novel.
Temptation Ridge, robyn carr Finished 08.28

5. National Night Out (August 3rd): Read a book with a black cover.
Beautiful Chaos, kami garcia Finished 08.02

6. Work Like a Dog Day (August 5th): Read a book with a dog on the cover.
Diamond in the Ruff, emily carmichael

7. National Relaxation Day (August 15): Read a book you've been meaning to get to
Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch, jessica fletcher Finished 08.16

8. Best Friends Day (August 15): Read a book with a friends to lovers theme
Roast Mortem, cleo coyle

9. Be An Angel Day (August 22nd): Read a book where a main character does something nice or helps someone in need (can be physical help or emotional help).
Knock'em Dead, jessica fletcher

10. Readers Choice: The Garden Intrigue, lauren willig


message 45: by iReadFluff (last edited Aug 21, 2013 08:08AM) (new)

iReadFluff (Lovelee8) | 105 comments I'll give it a try.

2013 August Monthly Challenge
Duration: Aug 1 - Aug 31 2013
8/10

1. "A" is for - Arranged - 8/7 ****
2. Member of the Month Tina: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks 8/12 ***
3. Geography (food): Angelina's Bachelors - 8/8***
4. Girlfriends Day : The PMS Murder 8/11 ***
5. National Night Out: Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks - 8/3 **
6. Work Like a Dog:The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service 8/18 **
7. National Relaxation Day (novella): A Friend or Two by Debbie Macomber 8/18 **
8. Best Friends Day (friends to lovers):Branded as Trouble
9. Be an Angel Day: TBD
10. Reader's Choice: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks - 8/2 ****
Arranged by Catherine McKenzie Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks Angelina's Bachelors A Novel with Food by Brian O'Reilly Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks The PMS Murder (A Jaine Austen Mystery #5) by Laura Levine The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick I Left My Heart A Friend or Two\No Competition by Debbie Macomber


message 46: by Penney (last edited Jul 26, 2013 09:10PM) (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments 2013 August Monthly Challenge
Duration: Aug 1 ~ Aug 31, 2013
0/10 Read


1. "A" is for... The Angel by Tiffany Reisz
2. Member of the Month~Tina!: Down London Road by Samantha Young
3. Geography~Kentucky: Jet by Jay Crownover
4. Girlfriend's Day: Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
5. National Night Out: Sins of the Flesh by Eve Silver
6. Work Like a Dog Day: Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts
7. National Relaxation Day: On Every Street by Karina Halle
8. Best Friends Day: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
9. Be An Angel Day: Raziel by Kristina Douglas
10. Reader's Choice: TBD

The Angel (The Original Sinners, #2) by Tiffany ReiszDown London Road (On Dublin Street, #2) by Samantha YoungJet (Marked Men, #2) by Jay CrownoverFifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5) by Darynda JonesSins of the Flesh (Otherkin, #3) by Eve SilverInner Harbor (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #3) by Nora RobertsOn Every Street (The Artists Trilogy, #0.5) by Karina HalleMagic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona AndrewsRaziel (The Fallen, #1) by Kristina DouglasTBD


message 47: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michelle154) | 152 comments 0 of 10



1) A is for August - Anathema by Megg Jensen
2) Member book - The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
3) Geography - Circle of Gold by Karen Harper
4) Girlfriend's day - Summer Island by Kristin Hannah
5) National Night out - Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
6) Work Like a Dog day - The Warlock by Michael Scott
7) National Relaxation Day - Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon
8) Best Friends Day - The Covenant by Beverly Lewis
9) Be an Angel Day - Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
10) Reader's Choice - The Revenge of the Dwarves by Markus Heitz


message 48: by ☀Rachael☀ (last edited Aug 13, 2013 03:06AM) (new)

☀Rachael☀ (jimbunni) August Monthly Challenge

1. "A" is for August: Aaronovitch, Ben ---- Whispers Under Ground
2. Member of the Month: Black magic sanction --- Kim Harrison
3. Geography: Midnight blue light special ---- Seanan McGuire
4. Girlfriend's Day: Lunatic Detective ---- Sharon Sala
5. National Night Out: Dark Frost --- Jennifer Estep
6. Work Like a Dog Day: Ghost story ---- Jim Butcher
7. National Relaxation Day --- Glory in Death ---- J.D. Robb
8. Best Friends Day: Morgue Drawer Next Door ---- Jutta Profjit
9. Be An Angel Day: Fifth Grave Past the Light ---- Drynda Jones
10. Readers Choice: Changeless ---- Gail Carriger

10/10
Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8) by Kim Harrison Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Darkness Hunts (Dark Angels, #4) by Keri Arthur Lunatic Detective (Lunatic Life, #2) by Sharon Sala Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) by Gail Carriger Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid, #2) by Seanan McGuire Dark Frost (Mythos Academy, #3) by Jennifer Estep Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5) by Darynda Jones Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant, #3) by Ben Aaronovitch Morgue Drawer Next Door (Morgue Drawer, #2) by Jutta Profijt


message 49: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 1099 comments I'm in for 8.

0/8 Read

1. A for August: Against the Wind by Kat Martin
2. Hi Tina! Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
3. Girlfriend's Day: TBD
4. National Night Out: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
5. Work Like a Dog Day: Sweet Revenge by Zoe Archer
6. National Relaxation Day: Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
7. Best Friends Day: Undead and Uneasy by MaryJanice Davidson
8. My Choice: TBD

Against the Wind (The Raines of Wind Canyon, #1) by Kat Martin Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Sweet Revenge (Nemesis Unlimited, #1) by Zoe Archer Unclaimed (Turner, #2) by Courtney Milan Undead and Uneasy (Undead, #6) by MaryJanice Davidson


message 50: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (shylersmom) | 108 comments I am in for 8 this month!

1. A is for August: A NASCAR Holiday 3
2. Member of the Month: Kissin' Tell
3. Geography: One Sweet Ride
4. Girlfriends Day: Crystal Cove
5. National Night Out: Skipped
6. Work Like a Dog Day: Triple Trouble
7. National Relaxation Day: Sheltering Hearts
8. Best Friends Day: Skipped
9. Be An Angel Day: Lover Reborn
10. Reader's Choice: Fifth Grave Past the Light


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