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message 1: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
This one has been born from the responses to Question 32, and was quite popular last year. Mission: Beginning August 5, keep track of titles that are missing a key vowel. For example:

No As- The Idiot
No Es- Fangirl
No Is- Bleak House
No Os- Pride and Prejudice
No Us- Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
No Ys- Welcome to Temptation

This mini-challenge will run until December 32, 2015 and may be done ore than once.


message 2: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Reserved for Updates


message 3: by Melissa (last edited Oct 22, 2015 12:47PM) (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments Melissa's I'd Like To Buy A Vowel:


AUGUST - FINISHED 8/26/15
No As - July's People; READ 8/10/15
No Es - Giovanni's Room; READ 8/8/15
No Is - August: Osage County; READ 8/19/15
No Os - Winter Falls; READ 8/26/15
No Us - My Point... And I Do Have One; READ 8/11/15
No Ys - The Girl on the Train; READ 8/18/15

SEPTEMBER Finished 10-15-15
No As- Memory House; READ 9/6/15
No Es - Normal; READ 9/2/15
No Is - Ready Player One; READ 10-15-15
No Os- Quartet in Autumn; READ 9/11/15
No Us - I Am My Own Wife; READ 9/3/15
No Ys - Kiss of the Spider Woman; READ 8/30/15

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER
No As-
No Es-
No Is-
No Os- Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin; READING
No Us-
No Ys-


message 4: by megan (last edited Oct 30, 2015 04:04AM) (new)

megan | 886 comments Because I can't resist...
I'd like to buy a vowel

No A: Three Wishes
No E: Fangirl
No I: A Man Called OveA Man Called Ove
No O: The Nightingale
No U: The Girl on the Train
No Y: Surviving IceSurviving Ice
Completed 30 Oct


message 5: by Tracey (last edited Aug 31, 2015 07:12PM) (new)

Tracey | 916 comments Yippee!

I missed the last one, so I'm in for this one:

Vowel Challenge (August 5 - December 31st)
No As- Red Queen
No Es- I Am Pilgrim
No Is- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
No Os- The Glass Magician
No Us- Station Eleven
No Ys- All the Light We Cannot See


message 6: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited Jan 01, 2016 08:12AM) (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Renee: I'd Like To Buy A Vowel - DONE!

No As- The Betrothed**
No Es- Indigo**
No Is- Of Human Bondage**
No Os- Raging Heat**
No Us- Go Set a Watchman**
No Ys- The Girl on the Train**


message 7: by Kassandra (last edited Nov 22, 2015 04:39PM) (new)


message 8: by Alessandra (last edited Aug 06, 2015 10:43PM) (new)

Alessandra (chibisuke) | 266 comments Can't say no to this challenge!

No As -
No Es -
No Is - The House of Hades
No Os -
No Us -
No Ys -


message 9: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Great job on completing your first round of the challenge Melissa!


message 10: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments Thanks, Kassandra! I love this challenge, three more books to go for August.


message 11: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Excellent as always, Melissa!


message 12: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments YAH! Finished the Vowel Challenge! Maybe I might do this one next month.


message 13: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Most excellent, again, my dear!!


message 14: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Fantastic!!! Congrats!


message 15: by Melissa (last edited Aug 30, 2015 10:58PM) (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments Great Job, Iasa! Let's do it again in September!


message 16: by Srividya (last edited Oct 01, 2015 11:55AM) (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 221 comments I just realised that I hadn't joined this one but I have finished mine for this month. So posting it now! :)

I'd Like to Buy a Vowel
AUGUST


No As: Cinder - 8/29 - 2 stars
No Es: Magic Slays - 8/19 - 4 stars
No Is: The Bone Collector - 8/24 - 4 stars
No Os: Magic Rises - 8/20 - 4 stars
No Us: Going, Going, Ganache - 8/24 - 3 stars
No Ys: Against the Grain - 8/17 - 4 stars

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1) by Jeffery Deaver Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews Going, Going, Ganache (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #5) by Jenn McKinlay Against the Grain (THIRDS #5) by Charlie Cochet



SEPTEMBER

✔ No As - On Dublin Street - 9/30/15 - 3 stars
✔ No Es - Salvation of a Saint - 9/21/15 - 5 stars
✔ No Is - Empty Nests - 9/29/15 - 4 stars
✔ No Os - Pines - 9/30/15 - 4 stars
✔ No Us - A Man Called Ove - 9/30/15 - 4 stars
✔ No Ys - Riders of the Purple Sage - 9/30/15 - 5 stars


On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) by Samantha Young Salvation of a Saint (Detective Galileo, #2) by Keigo Higashino Empty Nests (Nested Hearts #1) by Ada Maria Soto Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Riders of the Purple Sage (Xist Classics) by Zane Grey


message 17: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Great Going, Going, Ganache!!!!
You're on fire this week!


message 18: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 221 comments Thanks Renee! Yeah I finally got my reading mojo back! Hope it continues in the next month! :)


message 19: by Auntie (new)

Auntie K can you only list one book on each?


message 20: by Auntie (new)

Auntie K New here and gonna try this one out

AUGUST:
NO A- Once Bitten by Trina M Lee

NO E- Shadow of Doubt by WJ May

NO I - Branded by Keary Taylor

NO O- Seventh mark by WJ May

NO U - Rae of Hope by WJ May

NO Y- Radium Halos by WJ May


message 21: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Auntie,
You can list more than one... But you may want to go for a second round instead.


message 22: by Maureen (last edited Dec 18, 2015 05:46PM) (new)

Maureen Lo | 76 comments This is so much fun! I will probably do one round...only 4 months left till end of Dec.

ROUND 1
No A: The Turn of the Screw *READ* 31/10/15
No E: Miss Brill *READ* 01/11/15
No I: My Mortal Enemy *READ* 8/10/15
No O: An Evil Mind *READ* - 25/09/15
No U: Wide Sargasso Sea - *READ* 14/9/15
No Y: The Maltese Falcon - *READ* 11/9/15

ROUND 2
No A: Morphine *READ* 14/11/15
No E: Wind/Pinball: Two Novels *READ* 13/12/12
No I: The Hours *READ* 19/12/15
No O: Rebecca *READ* 29/11/15
No U: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes *READ* 15/11/15
No Y: Creatures Of Circumstance *READ* 08/11/15


message 23: by Holly, That Geeky One (new)

Holly (hollycoulson) | 1949 comments Mod
The latest set of reading! Just so happened it all fit together!

No A: The Sinner
No E: Shift
No I: Armada
No O: The Last Lecture
No U: The Apprentice
No Y: Normal


message 24: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Finished my first round of this. Love this challenge!


message 25: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Nice job, Kassandra!


message 26: by Clare (last edited Dec 13, 2015 04:03PM) (new)

Clare (-clare-) | 98 comments I'd Like to Buy a Vowel...

Round 1 -
No As- The Night Circus Oct 15
No Es- Playing a Part Sept 29
No Is- Ready Player One Sept 14
No Os- Endangered Aug 17
No Us- The Martian Aug 07
No Ys- The War of the Worlds Sep 01

6 / 6 read

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Playing a Part by Daria Wilke Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Endangered by Eliot Schrefer The Martian by Andy Weir The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Round 2 -
No As-The Book Thief Nov 29
No Es- Magonia Dec 14
No Is- The Yellow Wallpaper Sept 29
No Os- Unrest Oct 23
No Us- Cinder Nov 14
No Ys- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Oct 31

6 / 6 read

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Magonia (Magonia, #1) by Maria Dahvana Headley The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Unrest by Michelle Harrison Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs


2 ROUNDS COMPLETED


message 27: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Thanks Renee!


message 28: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
Yay done one mini challenge!!
No A-Fugitives
No E-Goliath
No I-Echoes of Us
No O-Death Sentance
No U-Solitary
No Y-Execution


message 29: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Great job Jenny!


message 30: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Excellent!


message 31: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
Thanks Kassandra and Renee! I am happy I can actualy do this mini challenge with books I own haha


message 32: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Finished my second round today - now off to start my 3rd! I really like this challenge.


message 33: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Great job, Kassandra! This is totally your challenge.


message 34: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Thank you Renee!


message 35: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (last edited Sep 29, 2015 05:03AM) (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
I guess iy's time for round two!
No A Mistress Fortune 《Manga but still :)》
No E Abarat
No I Water for Elephants
No O The Catcher in the Rye
No U The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
No Y The Call of the Wild


message 36: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Good for you, Jenny! Woohoo!


message 37: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
Thanks Renee!


message 38: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Finished round 3 today and heading into round 4!


message 39: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
WOW! That's terrific!


message 40: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments Yah, Kassandra!!!


message 41: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Thanks ladies!


message 42: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments Finished my second Vowel Challenge!

No As- Memory House; READ 9/6/15
No Es - Normal; READ 9/2/15
No Is - Ready Player One; READ 10-15-15
No Os- Quartet in Autumn; READ 9/11/15
No Us - I Am My Own Wife; READ 9/3/15
No Ys - Kiss of the Spider Woman; READ 8/30/15


message 43: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Congrats Melissa!


message 44: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments Thanks Kassandra!


message 45: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Great going!


message 47: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Congrats Megan!


message 48: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Hooray, Megan!


message 49: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Happy surprise! I finished this one during the last readathon!

Renee: I'd Like To Buy A Vowel - DONE!

No As- The Betrothed**
No Es- Indigo**
No Is- Of Human Bondage**
No Os- Raging Heat**
No Us- Go Set a Watchman**
No Ys- The Girl on the Train**


message 50: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
I'm moving the 2015 Vowel Challenge to the Mini-Challenge Archive. Please feel free to update there as you have the opportunity. Although the year is over, members may need time to finish recording their data. And of course we want to celebrate every completed challenge!

Look for this challenge again in August 2016!!


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