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message 1: by Lauren (last edited Oct 01, 2013 07:17AM) (new)

Lauren Smith This is the official thread for the Bookclub Monthlies reading challenge.

This will be based on our bookclub's monthly challenges: the books of the month, the author of the month, and the word of the month. To complete it, read 25 books (or 10, for the mini challenge) that count as one of the following:
- a Book of the Month
- a book written by the Author of the Month
- the books used to *complete* the Word of the Month (if you didn't complete the word, you can't use the books for whatever letters you finished).

In addition, books only count if you finish reading them in the relevant months (ie. you can't use January/February's BoM if you finished reading it in March, and you can't finish February's word in March).
Also, you must have a book from each challenge - one BoM, one book by an Author of the Month, and a set of books from the Word of the Month.

This challenge will begin on 1 November 2013 and end on 31 October 2014. Any book that you finish reading during that period can count for this challenge.

message 2: by Lauren (last edited Feb 28, 2014 09:35PM) (new)

Lauren Smith 1. A/ Nov-Dec BoM - Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
2. A The Color Master by Aimee Bender
3. R - The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
4. D - Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
5. V - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
6. A - Albert of Adelaide by Howard Anderson
7. R - Some of the Best from 2012 Edition featuring Rachel Swirsky
8. K / Nov-Dec AoM - Joyland by Stephen King
9. B - Lexicon by Max Barry
10. L - Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
11. I - A Song of Stone by Iain M. Banks
12. K - The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
13. S - Pompidou Posse by Sarah Lotz
14. E - The Cure by Douglas E. Richards
15. M - The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
16. T - The Troop by Nick Cutter
17. J - The Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
18. A / Jan/Feb BoM - Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human
19. I - Consider Phlebus by Iain M. Banks
20. L - The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
21. A - Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh
22. A - The Martian by Andy Weir
23. R - We Who Are About To... by Joanna Russ
24. M - Strange Bodies by Marcel Tehroux
25. G - By Blood We Live by Glen Duncan
A - A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock
T - Tallula Rising by Glen Duncan

One Word of the Month
One Book of the Month
One Author of the Month

Total: 25/25

message 4: by Varla Fiona (last edited May 16, 2014 10:28AM) (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod

Looking for Alaska Book of the Month
Curtsies & Conspiracies Book of the Month
Ruby Red Book of the Month
Outside In Author of the month
Inside Out Author of the month
Word of the month
✔A - All the Pretty Horses
✔A - Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Book of month)
✔R - Railsea
✔D - Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
✔V - Steel by Carrie Vaughn
✔A - Allegiant
✔R - The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
✔K - Under the Dome by Stephen King (Author of month)
Word of the month
✔B - Flood by Stephen Baxter
✔L - The Warlords of Nin by Stephen R. Lawhead
✔I - Into the Wild
✔K - The Search for Truth by Kaza Kingsley
✔S - Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
✔E - Enemy of the Fae
✔M - Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island by Mike Tucker
Word of the month
✔C - The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
✔H - Hidden
✔A - The Academy
Word of the Month
J - School's Out—Forever by James Patterson
✔I - I Shall Wear Midnight
✔K - Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
A - Artemis Fowl

message 5: by Lauren (Sugar & Snark) (last edited Dec 30, 2013 11:21PM) (new)

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1260 comments Mod
1. Joyland by Stephen King (BoM)
Joyland by Stephen King
2. Looking for Alaska by John Green (BoM)
Looking for Alaska by John Green
3. A Game of Thrones (Nov WOM)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin
4. Horde(Nov WOM)
Horde (Razorland, #3) by Ann Aguirre
5. Red (Nov WOM)
Red by Alison Cherry
6. Witches of East End (Nov WOM)
Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz
7. Through the Ever Night (Nov WOM)
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2) by Veronica Rossi
8. Perdition (Nov WOM)
Perdition (Dred Chronicles, #1) by Ann Aguirre
9.Riding the Storm (Nov WOM)
Riding the Storm (ACRO, #1) by Sydney Croft
10. Strangers on a Train (Nov WOM)
Strangers on a Train (Nancy Drew Diaries, #2) by Carolyn Keene
11.Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons (AoM)
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption A Story from Different Seasons by Stephen King
12. B - Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
13. L - Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

14. I - Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
15. K - One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
16. S - Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
17. E - Endless Knight
18. M - Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
19. AoM - Allegiant


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Oh, LOL, I just realised that you can't finish this in one or two months! Mwahahahahaha!

Lauren (Sugar & Snark) | 1260 comments Mod
Unless we nominate a really, really long word of the month!

message 8: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
It also depends on the author. If they have written enough books you can read lots from one author, as well as the BOM and the word.

message 9: by Liezel (last edited Jul 30, 2014 03:34AM) (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 727 comments 1. Looking for Alaska - BOM Nov
2. Torn - Jan WoM
3. Stormdancer - Jan WoM
4. Wings of the Wicked - Jan WoM
5. The Wasp Factory - Jan WoM
6. The Lovely Bones - Jan WoM
7. Afraid - Jan WoM
8.Code Name Verity - Mar/Apr BoM
9.Ash - June WoM
10.Purge - June WoM
11.The Rise of Nine - June WoM
12.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - June AoM
13.The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - June WoM
14.The Tower Treasure - July WoM
15.The Picture of Dorian Grey - July WoM
16.Little Women - July WoM
17.The Man in the Brown Suit - July WoM

message 10: by Claudia (last edited Jan 26, 2014 03:52AM) (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments 1-8
Word of the Month - November 2013
✔A - Ancillary Justice
✔A - Amie Kaufman - These Broken Stars
✔R - Meg Rosoff - How I Live Now
✔D - Derek Landy - Tanith Low in the Maleficent Seven
✔V - Vicious
✔A - Amber Kizer - A Matter of Days
✔R - Rae Carson - Fire and Thorns
✔K - Kathy Reichs - Bones to Ashes

Word of the Month - December 2013
✔B - The Bitter Kingdom
✔L - The Language of Flowers
✔I - In the After - Demitria Lunetta
✔K - Kass Morgan - The 100
✔S - The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket
✔E - Elle Cosimano > Nearly Gone
✔M - Mindy McGinnis - Not a Drop to Drink

Book of the Month
✔Dec 2013/ Jan 2014 - The 100

Author of the Month
✔Dec 2013/Jan 2014 - Veronica Roth > Allegiant

Word of the Month - January 2014
✔T - Talking to the Dead
✔J - N.K. Jemisin > The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
✔A - Allegiant
✔I - I Am David
✔L - Makiia Lucier > A Death-Struck Year
✔A - After the End

message 11: by Marlese (last edited Jul 28, 2014 10:22AM) (new)

Marlese Du Toit | 51 comments 33/25

July WOM
F: Fire and Ice - Julie Garwood
O: The officer and the Bostoner - Rose Gordon
L: Lucas - Eliza Gayle
A: The Avenger - PC Cast

June WOM
L: Lord of the hunt - Shona Husk
O: Olivia Joules and the Overactive imagination - Helen Fielding
R: The First book of Demons -Raquel Dove
H: The Host - Stephanie Meyer
A: Bait - Annie Nicholas

J: The pope in winter - John Cornwall
I: The Irish game - Matthew Hart
K: Kade's dark embrace - Kym Grosso
A: The do it with mirrors - Agatha Christie

Dec word of the month
B - Wicked Enchantment - Anya Bast
L - Louisiana Longshot
I - Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews
K - The Colorado Kid - Stephen King (AOM Nov-Dec)
S - Song for Sophia
E - A hidden fire - Elizabeth Hunter
M - The knight - Monica McCarty

March WOM:
C: The Heavens rise - Christopher Rice (BoM Feb/Mar 2014)
H: Origins - Mark Henrikson
A: The importance of being seven - Alexander McCall Smith
Y: The one discovered - Yvette M Calleiro
E: Ecstasy - Jacquelyn Frank
B: Into the darkness - K F Breene
O: Origins - Mark Henrikson

April WOM:
F: Dark possession - Christine Feehan
U: Under the knife - Tess Gerritsen
N: The Innocent - Magdalen Nabb
D: The Rembrandt affair - Daniel Silva
A: Bitten - Kelley Armstrong

message 12: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 23, 2014 07:27AM) (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 719 comments My Spot


1. Maid in the USA (WOM - Nov)
2. The Tycoon's Revenge (WOM - Nov)
3. Reckless Nights in Rome (WOM - Nov)
4. Drive Me Crazy (WOM - Nov)
5. Rain Song (WOM - Nov)
6. The Daddy Pact (WOM - Nov
7. The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights (WOM - Nov)
8. Bridesmaid Lotto (WOM - Nov)
9. Oryx and Crake (BOM - Nov-Dec)
10. Five Go Off in a Caravan (WOM - Dec)
11. 30 Days (WOM - Dec)
12. Eternal Vows (WOM - Dec)
13. All I Want for Christmas is You (WOM - Dec)
14. If He's Tempted (WOM - Dec)
15. Slow Ride Home (WOM - Dec)
16. A SEAL's Seduction (WOM - Jan)
17. Jessie (WOM - Jan)
18. After the Fire (WOM - Jan)
19. Illusion (WOM - Jan)
20. Love on the Line (WOM - Jan)
21. Amethyst (WOM - Jan)
22. Curtsies & Conspiracies (BOM - Feb-Mar)
23. Mirrored Justice (WOM - Feb)
24. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (WOM - Feb)
25. Chasing Fire (AOM - Feb-Mar)

message 13: by Angelique (last edited Dec 30, 2013 05:57AM) (new)

Angelique (angelique682) | 186 comments 1 Attempting Elizabeth (NOV Word)
2Afton Locke Under Holly's Stockings (Nov Word)
3Love and Relativity by Rachael Wade (Nov Word)
4 The Devil's Tattoo (Nov Word)
5Satisfying Desiresby Victoria Blisse (Nov Word)
6Let Me Go by L.L. Akers (Nov Word)
7 The Reckless Engineer (Nov Word)
8 Saving You, Saving Me by Kailin Gow (Nov Word)
9The Reluctant Rancher by Joann Baker (Dec WoM)
10Layers Deep by Lacey Silks(Dec WoM)
11Inkheart by Cornelia Funke(Dec WoM)
12Whitney by Celia Kyle(Dec WoM)
13Switch by Janelle Stalder(Dec WoM)
14Erasing: Shadows by K.D. Rose(Dec WoM)
15The Romantic Dreamer by Romeo D. Matshaba(Dec WoM)

message 14: by Lisa (last edited Mar 04, 2014 10:18PM) (new)

Lisa (lisadannatt) WOM December

B the Sabi- Diane Brown
L Papa Panov's Special Christmas- Leo Tolstoy
I Rook en Okker- Ingrid Jonker
K Kantelson- Ingrid Jonker
S The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
E Expressions of Humanity- Maja Dezulovic
M Mrs Dalloway- Virginia Wolfe

WOM January

T The Pleasures of the Damned
J How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
A And the Mountains Echoed
I If I Stay
L Leaves of Grass
A Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy by Andres Kanner

BOM: December- January
Burial Rites

AOM: December- January
Veronica Roth Divergent Insurgent Allegiant

WOM February
A Born Free- Joy Adamson
R Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs
M Mercury Hope Larsson
G The Cantebury Tales- Geoffrey Chaucer
A Possession A S Byatt
T To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

March WOM

C the Mayor of Casterbridge- Thomas Hardy
H How the Light Gets In- MJ Hyland
A The Quiet American- Graham Greene
25/ 25

message 16: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Done!

message 17: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisadannatt) Done

message 18: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Nice congrats guys!

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Jax | 895 comments Mod

message 20: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 719 comments Finished

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Jax | 895 comments Mod

message 22: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 1615 comments Mod
Well done!

message 23: by Lisa (last edited Mar 23, 2014 10:04AM) (new)

Lisa (lisadannatt) Awesome!

message 24: by Marlese (new)

Marlese Du Toit | 51 comments All done, it was a fun challenge!

Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12381 comments Mod
Finished! Yay!

message 26: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jevine) | 719 comments Well done

Lu (Sugar & Snark) | 12381 comments Mod
Thank you :)

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