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message 1: by Steph, Road Tripper!! (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28122 comments I Spy 5 ~ Author Name Challenge
Other open iSpy challenges include R1 (Title), R2 (Series), R3 (Cover Item), and R4 (Mix&Match)

Duration: 6-12 months from the date you begin the challenge; post your dates with your list of books

Rules: Pick a book for each category listed. Members may sign up at any time. You may choose to read a book for any 10 categories or all 20 categories (6 month duration for 10 books; 12 month duration for 20 books). Re-reads are not allowed. All formats are allowed. You may add as you read or list your books now.

ex = examples of what you could use
ref = reference links that might help on your search

Find the following in the AUTHOR'S NAME:
The words in italics are examples/suggestions only; feel free to find others, but ask if you aren't sure if the book fits the category or not. Entire first or last name must fit the category unless otherwise noted.

1: Presidential ~ author's last name matches that of a former or current U.S. President (ex: Adams, Madison, Harrison, etc // ref: Full list of Presidents)

2: Initial Only ~ author's first and/or middle name is an initial only (ex: L. J. Smith)

3: Popularity Contest ~ author's first name is among the 100 most popular baby names of 2000

4: Ends in 's' ~ author's last name ends in 's' (ex: Maya Banks)

5: Second verse, same as the first ~ author's last name could be someone else's first name (ex: Lora Leigh & Lara Adrian)

6: Commonality ~ author's last name is among your region's most common surnames (ex: Those in the US would use this list)

7: A.K.A (Also Known As) ~ author writes under a pseudonym (ref: SOS list, fdb's list, a.k.a's list; you can read a book under either name (ex: Shelly LaurenstonG.A. Aiken, a book by either works)

8: Dynamic Duo ~ two writers who joined together to create magic (ex: Ilona Andrews = wife/husband, S.J. Harper = friends Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein)

9: All in the Family ~ author's first name is the same as yours or someone in your family (in-laws are allowed)

10: Top 10 ~ author's name appears on your Top 10 list of favorite authors (ex: Nalini Singh is one of my favorites, who's yours?)

11: Dual Purpose ~ author's first or last name does something or is someone (ex: Nina Bangs, Zoe Archer)

12: Universal ~ female author's last name could be a male's first name or visa versa (ex: Stella Cameron or Peter Meredith)

13: The Power of Three ~ author uses their full name - first, middle/maiden, and last (ex: Karen Marie Moning, Denise Grover Swank)

14: Double Vision ~ author's first or last name contains a letter used twice consecutively (ex: Vicki Pettersson, Shanna Swendson)

15: Luck of the Irish ~ author's with an Irish surname (ex: Delilah Devlin // ref: Wiki list)

16: Namesake ~ author's first name is the same as one of your favorite characters (ex: Kate Douglas → Kate Daniels)

17: How Does Your Garden Grow? ~ author's first or last name is something that might grow in a garden (ex: Lily/Lili St. Crow, Rosemary Laurey, Alyssa Rose Ivy)

18: Color in the Lines ~ author's name is a color (ex: Chris Marie Green, Holly Black, Eve Silver

19: Ditto ~ author's first and last name begins with the same letter (ex: Alex Adams, Lora Leigh, Samantha Shannon)

20: Seasonal ~ author's first or last name contains a "seasonal" word (ex: Zoe Winters, Jordan Summers, Jenika Snow, Ice/Kalayna Price, Amira Rain)


message 2: by Christina (AKA Babbling) (last edited Sep 03, 2015 05:32PM) (new)

Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1216 comments Duration: 6-12 months from the date you begin the challenge; post your dates with your list of books

Rules: Pick a book for each category listed. Members may sign up at any time. You may choose to read a book for any 10 categories or all 20 categories (6 month duration for 10 books; 12 month duration for 20 books). Re-reads are not allowed. All formats are allowed. You may add as you read or list your books now.

ex = examples of what you could use
ref = reference links that might help on your search

Find the following in the AUTHOR'S NAME:
The words in italics are examples/suggestions only; feel free to find others, but ask if you aren't sure if the book fits the category or not. Entire first or last name must fit the category unless otherwise noted.

1: Presidential ~ author's last name matches that of a former or current U.S. President (ex: Adams, Madison, Harrison, etc // ref: Full list of Presidents)

2: Initial Only ~ author's first and/or middle name is an initial only (ex: L. J. Smith)

3: Popularity Contest ~ author's first name is among the 100 most popular baby names of 2000

4: Ends in 's' ~ author's last name ends in 's' (ex: Maya Banks)

5: Second verse, same as the first ~ author's last name could be someone else's first name (ex: Lora Leigh & Lara Adrian): Morgan
Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan 29 Aug 2015 ★★★

Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, #1) by Alexis Morgan

6: Commonality ~ author's last name is among your region's most common surnames (ex: Those in the US would use this list)

7: A.K.A (Also Known As) ~ author writes under a pseudonym (ref: SOS list, fdb's list, a.k.a's list; you can read a book under either name (ex: Shelly Laurenston ↔ G.A. Aiken, a book by either works)

8: Dynamic Duo ~ two writers who joined together to create magic (ex: Ilona Andrews = wife/husband, S.J. Harper = friends Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein)

9: All in the Family ~ author's first name is the same as yours or someone in your family (in-laws are allowed)

10: Top 10 ~ author's name appears on your Top 10 list of favorite authors (ex: Nalini Singh is one of my favorites, who's yours?)

11: Dual Purpose ~ author's first or last name does something or is someone (ex: Nina Bangs, Zoe Archer)

12: Universal ~ female author's last name could be a male's first name
One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron 19 Aug 2015 ★★★★★

One Good Dragon Deserves Another (Heartstrikers, #2) by Rachel Aaron

13: The Power of Three ~ author uses their full name - first, middle/maiden, and last (ex: Karen Marie Moning, Denise Grover Swank)

14: Double Vision ~ author's first or last name contains a letter used twice consecutively (ex: Vicki Pettersson, Shanna Swendson)

15: Luck of the Irish ~ author's with an Irish surname (ex: Delilah Devlin // ref: Wiki list)

16: Namesake ~ author's first name is the same as one of your favorite characters (ex: Kate Douglas → Kate Daniels)

17: How Does Your Garden Grow? ~ author's first or last name is something that might grow in a garden (ex: Lily/Lili St. Crow, Rosemary Laurey, Alyssa Rose Ivy)

18: Color in the Lines ~ author's name is a color (ex: Chris Marie Green, Holly Black, Eve Silver

19: Ditto ~ author's first and last name begins with the same letter (ex: Alex Adams, Lora Leigh, Samantha Shannon)

20: Seasonal ~ author's first or last name contains a "seasonal" word (ex: Zoe Winters, Jordan Summers, Jenika Snow, Ice/Kalayna Price, Amira Rain)


message 3: by Doreen (last edited Feb 12, 2016 08:00AM) (new)

Doreen (jadzia_dax) | 40 comments 6 Months

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2: Initial Only ~ author's first and/or middle name is an initial only J.R. Ward Lover Eternal 03/02/16

3: Popularity Contest ~ author's first name is among the 100 most popular baby names of 2000 Elizabeth Hunter Five Mornings 31/12/15

5: Second verse, same as the first ~ author's last name could be someone else's first name Keri Arthur City of Light 30/01/16

6: Commonality ~ author's last name is among England's most common surnames Paul Antony Jones Extinction Point 29/08/15

10: Top 10 ~ author's name appears on your Top 10 list of favouriteJenna Black authorsNalini Singh Archangel's Enigma 09/09/15

11: Dual Purpose ~ author's first or last name does something or is someone Shannon K. Butcher Finding the Lost 07/02/16

12: Universal ~ female author's last name could be a male's first name or visa versa Jacquelyn Frank Cursed by Fire 09/12/15

13: The Power of Three ~ author uses their full name - first, middle/maiden, and last Karen Marie Moning Feverborn 26/01/16

18: Colour in the Lines ~ author's name is a colour Jenna Black Deadly Descendent 12/02/16

19: Ditto ~ author's first and last name begins with the same letter Susannah Sandlin Absolution 30/09/15



Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Five Mornings (Cambio Springs, #1.5) by Elizabeth Hunter Redeemed In Shadows by Tigris Eden Extinction Point (Extinction Point, #1) by Paul Antony Jones Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini Singh Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, #2) by Shannon K. Butcher Cursed by Fire (Immortal Brothers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3) by Karen Marie Moning Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass, #2) by Jenna Black Fury of Seduction (Dragonfury, #3) by Coreene Callahan


message 4: by Suzanne (last edited Sep 06, 2016 09:01AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 950 comments SOS: Serious Overload of Series
"I Spy 5" Author Name Challenge
Duration:
9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016

Progress: 20 out of 20

Rules: Pick a book for each category listed. Members may sign up at any time. You may choose to read a book for any 10 categories or all 20 categories (6 month duration for 10 books; 12 month duration for 20 books). Re-reads are not allowed. All formats are allowed. You may add as you read or list your books now.

ex = examples of what you could use
ref = reference links that might help on your search

Find the following in the AUTHOR'S NAME:
The words in italics are examples/suggestions only; feel free to find others, but ask if you aren't sure if the book fits the category or not. Entire first or last name must fit the category unless otherwise noted.

1: Presidential ~ Author's last name matches that of a former or current U.S. President (ex: Adams, Madison, Harrison, etc // ref: Full list of Presidents)
Sideswiped by Kim Harrison - ***** - 10/13/2015 - 80 Pages

2: Initial Only ~ Author's first and/or middle name is an initial only (ex: L. J. Smith)
Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb - ***** - 6/25/2016 - 356 Pages

3: Popularity Contest ~ author's first name is among the 100 most popular baby names of 2000
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn - ***** - 11/1/2015 - 374 Pages

4: Ends in 's' ~ Author's last name ends in 's' (ex: Maya Banks)
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - ***** - 9/7/2015

5: Second verse, same as the first ~ Author's last name could be someone else's first name (ex: Lora Leigh & Lara Adrian)
Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh - *** - 8/25/2015

6: Commonality ~ Author's last name is among your region's most common surnames (ex: Those in the US would use this list)
Beauty and the Black Sheep by Jessica Bird - ***** - 8/29/2015

7: A.K.A (Also Known As) ~ Author writes under a pseudonym (ref: SOS list, fdb's list, a.k.a's list; you can read a book under either name (ex: Shelly Laurenston ↔ G.A. Aiken, a book by either works)
Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken - **** - 5/5/2016

8: Dynamic Duo ~ two writers who joined together to create magic (ex: Ilona Andrews = wife/husband, S.J. Harper = friends Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein):
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews - ***** - 1/11/2016

9: All in the Family ~ Author's first name is the same as yours or someone in your family (in-laws are allowed)
Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - **** - 9/17/2015 - 384 Pages

10: Top 10 ~ Author's name appears on your Top 10 list of favorite authors (ex: Nalini Singh is one of my favorites, who's yours?)
High Five by Janet Evanovich - ***** - 9/15/2015 - 336 Pages

11: Dual Purpose ~ Author's first or last name does something or is someone (ex: Nina Bangs, Zoe Archer)
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher - ***** - 9/27/2015 - 420 Pages

12: Universal ~ female author's last name could be a male's first name or visa versa (ex: Stella Cameron or Peter Meredith)
Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole - **** - 10/21/2015 - 368 Pages

13: The Power of Three ~ Author uses their full name - first, middle/maiden, and last (ex: Karen Marie Moning, Denise Grover Swank)
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - ***** - 12/21/2015 - 291 Pages

14: Double Vision ~ Author's first or last name contains a letter used twice consecutively (ex: Vicki Pettersson, Shanna Swendson)
The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow - *** - 8/24/2015

15: Luck of the Irish ~ Author's with an Irish surname (ex: Delilah Devlin // ref: Wiki list)
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore - ***** - 8/30/2016

16: Namesake ~ Author's first name is the same as one of your favorite characters (ex: Kate Douglas → Kate Daniels)
Overruled by Emma Chase - ***** - 8/28/2016 - Jane Austen's Emma

17: How Does Your Garden Grow? ~ Author's first or last name is something that might grow in a garden (ex: Lily/Lili St. Crow, Rosemary Laurey, Alyssa Rose Ivy)
The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin - ***** - 8/29/2016

18: Color in the Lines ~ Author's name is a color (ex: Chris Marie Green, Holly Black, Eve Silver)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - 8/31/2016

19: Ditto ~ Author's first and last name begins with the same letter (ex: Alex Adams, Lora Leigh, Samantha Shannon)
The Little Android by Marissa Meyer - **** - 11/2/2015 - 35 Pages

20: Seasonal ~ Author's first or last name contains a "seasonal" word (ex: Zoe Winters, Jordan Summers, Jenika Snow, Ice/Kalayna Price, Amira Rain)
Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World by Lisa Bloom - ***** - 10/7/2015 - 288 Pages

The Girls from Ames A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh Beauty and the Black Sheep (The Moorehouse Legacy, #1) (Callie/Grace/Walker Brothers/Moorehouse series, #4) by Jessica Bird Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5) by Janet Evanovich Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher Think Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World by Lisa Bloom Sideswiped (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #0.5) by Kim Harrison Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5) by Kresley Cole Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #1) by Julia Quinn The Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.6) by Marissa Meyer Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken Judgment in Death (In Death, #11) by J.D. Robb The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Sacré Bleu A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin Overruled (The Legal Briefs, #1) by Emma Chase


message 5: by Danielle Book Boss (last edited Oct 12, 2016 02:28PM) (new)

Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 963 comments Sounds Fun!

SOS: Serious Overload of Series discussion

I Spy 5 ~ Author Name Challenge

Duration: 6-12 months from the date you begin the challenge; post your dates with your list of books

Rules: Pick a book for each category listed. Members may sign up at any time. You may choose to read a book for any 10 categories or all 20 categories (6 month duration for 10 books; 12 month duration for 20 books). Re-reads are not allowed. All formats are allowed. You may add as you read or list your books now.

ex = examples of what you could use
ref = reference links that might help on your search

Find the following in the AUTHOR'S NAME:

1: Presidential ~ author's last name matches that of a former or current U.S. President: Thea Harrison>/b> Night's Honor 4 stars 4/24

2: Initial Only ~ author's first and/or middle name is an initial only J.C. Daniels Blade Song 1/3 3.5 stars

3: Popularity Contest ~ author's first name is among the 100 most popular baby names of 2000 Chloe Hard Bitten 3.5 stars 1/20

4: Ends in 's' ~ author's last name ends in 's' Maya Banks Highlander Most Wanted 1/4 5 stars

5: Second verse, same as the first ~ author's last name could be someone else's first name Trina M. Lee Once Bitten 2 stars 1/18

6: Commonality ~ author's last name is among your region's most common surnames WRIGHT Spiral of Need 4 stars 7/10

7: A.K.A (Also Known As) ~ author writes under a pseudonym Jennifer Ashley also writes as Alyson James Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage 4/18 3.5 stars

8: Dynamic Duo ~ two writers who joined together to create magic Ilona Andrews (husband and wife Magic Binds 5 stars 10/10

9: All in the Family ~ author's first name is the same as yours or someone in your family (in-laws are allowed)

10: Top 10 ~ author's name appears on your Top 10 list of favorite authors Ilona Andrews Sweep in Peace 1/8 4 stars

11: Dual Purpose ~ author's first or last name does something or is someone Jim Butcher Storm Front 3 stars 4/8

12: Universal ~ female author's last name could be a male's first name or visa versa Julia Quinn An Offer From a Gentleman 4 stars 2/18

13: The Power of Three ~ author uses their full name - first, middle/maiden, and last (ex: Karen Marie Moning, Denise Grover Swank)

14: Double Vision ~ author's first or last name contains a letter used twice consecutively Krystal Shannan Chasing Sam 3 stars 2/21

15: Luck of the Irish ~ author's with an Irish surname (ex: Delilah Devlin // ref: Wiki list)

16: Namesake ~ author's first name is the same as one of your favorite characters (ex: Kate Douglas → Kate Daniels)

17: How Does Your Garden Grow? ~ author's first or last name is something that might grow in a garden (ex: Lily/Lili St. Crow, Rosemary Laurey, Alyssa Rose Ivy)

18: Color in the Lines ~ author's name is a color (ex: Chris Marie Green, Holly Black, Eve Silver

19: Ditto ~ author's first and last name begins with the same letter Delilah Dawson Wicked as They Come 3 stars 8/21

20: Seasonal ~ author's first or last name contains a "seasonal" word (ex: Zoe Winters, Jordan Summers, Jenika Snow, Ice/Kalayna Price, Amira Rain)

Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #2) by Maya Banks Blade Song (Colbana Files, #1) by J.C. Daniels Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews Once Bitten (Alexa O’Brien, Huntress, #1) by Trina M. Lee Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill Chasing Sam (Vegas Mates, #1) by Krystal Shannan An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3) by Julia Quinn Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (MacKenzies & McBrides, #2) by Jennifer Ashley Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7) by Thea Harrison Spiral of Need (The Mercury Pack, #1) by Suzanne Wright Wicked as They Come (Blud, #1) by Delilah S. Dawson Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews


message 6: by Lisa Kay (last edited Feb 08, 2016 01:07AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 1586 comments I'm in. I'll work on my format. I'll start from January 1st, 2016.

Thanks for doing this, Steph!! ♥Love this challenge.♥

SOS - I Spy 5 ~ Author Name Challenge

Duration: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 20116

Rules:(view spoiler)

06/20

1: Presidential ~ author's last name matches that of a former or current U.S. President (ex: Adams, Madison, Harrison, etc // ref: Full list of Presidents)

2: Initial Only ~ author's first and/or middle name is an initial only (ex: L. J. Smith)

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie 3: Popularity Contest ~ author's first name is among the 100 most popular baby names of 2000
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye, by Victoria Laurie ★★★★½ audible.com 1/21/2016

Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge, #1) by Jill Shalvis 4: Ends in 's' ~ author's last name ends in 's' (ex: Maya Banks)
Second Chance Summer, by Jill Shalvis ★★★★✩ audible.com 1/3/2016

Just Once More (Escape to New Zealand, #7) by Rosalind James 5: Second verse, same as the first ~ author's last name could be someone else's first name (ex: Lora Leigh & Lara Adrian)
Just Once More, by Roselind James ★★★★½ audible.com 1/19/2016

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis 6: Commonality ~ author's last name is among your region's most common surnames (ex: Those in the US would use this list.)
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme: A Domestic Diva Mystery, by Krista Davis ★★★½✩ audible.com 1/23/2016

7: A.K.A (Also Known As) ~ author writes under a pseudonym (ref: SOS list, fdb's list, a.k.a's list; you can read a book under either name (ex: Shelly Laurenston ↔ G.A. Aiken, a book by either works)

8: Dynamic Duo ~ two writers who joined together to create magic (ex: Ilona Andrews = wife/husband, S.J. Harper = friends Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein)

9: All in the Family ~ author's first name is the same as yours or someone in your family (in-laws are allowed)

10: Top 10 ~ author's name appears on your Top 10 list of favorite authors (ex: Nalini Singh is one of my favorites, who's yours?)

11: Dual Purpose ~ author's first or last name does something or is someone (ex: Nina Bangs, Zoe Archer)

Jazzy Vegetarian Classics Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites by Laura Theodore 12: Universal ~ female author's last name could be a male's first name or visa versa (ex: Stella Cameron or Peter Meredith)
Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites, by Laura Theodore ★★★★★ Hardcover 1/17/2016

The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown 13: The Power of Three ~ author uses their full name - first, middle/maiden, and last (ex: Karen Marie Moning, Denise Grover Swank)
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown ★★★★★ audible.com 1/30/2016

Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1) by Eileen Wilks 14: Double Vision ~ author's first or last name contains a letter used twice consecutively (ex: Vicki Pettersson, Shanna Swendson)
Tempting Danger, by Eileen Wilks ★★★★✩ SJLibrary-eBook 2/4/2016

15: Luck of the Irish ~ author's with an Irish surname (ex: Delilah Devlin // ref: Wiki list)

16: Namesake ~ author's first name is the same as one of your favorite characters (ex: Kate Douglas → Kate Daniels)

17: How Does Your Garden Grow? ~ author's first or last name is something that might grow in a garden (ex: Lily/Lili St. Crow, Rosemary Laurey, Alyssa Rose Ivy)

18: Color in the Lines ~ author's name is a color (ex: Chris Marie Green, Holly Black, Eve Silver

19: Ditto ~ author's first and last name begins with the same letter (ex: Alex Adams, Lora Leigh, Samantha Shannon)

20: Seasonal ~ author's first or last name contains a "seasonal" word (ex: Zoe Winters, Jordan Summers, Jenika Snow, Ice/Kalayna Price, Amira Rain)


message 7: by Steph, Road Tripper!! (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28122 comments :D Welcome!


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 963 comments Can the name Kelly county as Kelly Green the color?


message 9: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23475 comments Good question Danielle. Ummmm, nope, cause Kelly in itself isn't green. Sorry.


message 10: by Sam (last edited Aug 31, 2016 10:01AM) (new)

Sam | 1011 comments I Spy 5 ~ Author Name Challenge
Duration: May 17, 2016- May 16, 2017

Rules: Pick a book for each category listed. Members may sign up at any time. You may choose to read a book for any 10 categories or all 20 categories (6 month duration for 10 books; 12 month duration for 20 books). Re-reads are not allowed. All formats are allowed. You may add as you read or list your books now.

Find the following in the AUTHOR'S NAME:

1: Presidential: Keri Arthur- Full Moon Rising- 8/5/16

2: Initial Only: J.C. Diem- Road To Hell- 6/24/16

3: Popularity Contest: Kevin Hearne-Trapped- 6/12/16 (Kevin is #38 on the list of boy's names)

4: Ends in 's': Deborah Harkness- The Book of Life- 6/2/16

5: Second verse, same as the first: Jenni James- Jack and the Beanstalk - 8/22/16

6: Commonality: Amanda M. Lee- Rising Covenant- 6/10/16 (Lee is #22 on the US list)

7: A.K.A (Also Known As): Shelly Laurenston- The Undoing- 7/17/16 (AKA GA Aiken)

8: Dynamic Duo: Ilona Andrews- Silver Shark- 5/26/16

9: All in the Family: Helen Harper- New Order- 8/20/16 (my mom's name is Helen)

10: Top 10: Darynda Jones- The Curse of Tenth Grave- 6/29/16

11: Dual Purpose: Kristen Painter-The Shifter Romances The Writer- 6/11/16

12: Universal: Alyson Noel- Evermore- 6/7/16

13: The Power of Three: Marion Zimmer Bradley- The Mists of Avalon- 7/13/16

14: Double Vision: Kelley Armstrong- Dime Store Magic- 6/5/16

15: Luck of the Irish: Seanan McGuire- A Local Habitation- 8/31/16

16: Namesake: Fred Saberhagen- The First Book of Swords- 7/3/16 (Fred Weasley from the Harry Potter books)

17: How Does Your Garden Grow?: Lily Harper Hart- Grave Decisions- 6/10/16

18: Color in the Lines: Holly Black-The Iron Trial - 7/23/16

19: Ditto: Ransom Riggs- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- 6/6/16

20: Seasonal: Mark Frost-The Paladin Prophecy- 7/26/16


message 11: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1011 comments Update:

3: Popularity Contest: Kevin Hearne-Trapped- 6/12/16 (Kevin is #38 on the list of boy's names)

4: Ends in 's': Deborah Harkness- The Book of Life- 6/2/16

6: Commonality: Amanda M. Lee- Rising Covenant- 6/10/16 (Lee is #22 on the US list)

8: Dynamic Duo: Ilona Andrews- Silver Shark- 5/26/16

11: Dual Purpose: Kristen Painter-The Shifter Romances The Writer- 6/11/16

12: Universal: Alyson Noel- Evermore- 6/7/16

13: The Power of Three: Lily Harper Hart- Grave Decisions- 6/10/16

14: Double Vision: Kelley Armstrong- Dime Store Magic- 6/5/16

19: Ditto: Ransom Riggs- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- 6/6/16


message 12: by Krissy (last edited Jul 15, 2016 10:31AM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) KRISSY'S SPOT
3/20 Completed


01. Presidential:
02. Initial Only:
03. Popularity Contest: Jordan L. Hawk~ The 13th Hex(6/21)★★★★
04. Ends in 's': Jana Downs~ Pet du Cajun(6/21)★★★
05. Second verse, same as the first:
06. Commonality: Christopher Moore~ A Dirty Job
07. A.K.A (Also Known As):
08. Dynamic Duo:
09. All in the Family:
10. Top 10: Jordan L. Hawk~ Summoner of Storms(7/06)★★★★★
11. Dual Purpose:
12. Universal:
13. The Power of Three:
14. Double Vision:
15. Luck of the Irish:
16. Namesake:
17. How Does Your Garden Grow?:
18. Color in the Lines:
19. Ditto:
20. Seasonal:

The 13th Hex (Hexworld, #0.5) by Jordan L. Hawk The Cajun's Pet (New Orleans Rent Boys, #1) by Jana Downs A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) by Christopher Moore Summoner of Storms (Spectr, #6) by Jordan L. Hawk


message 13: by Sarah (last edited Sep 15, 2016 12:29AM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 1087 comments I Spy: Author Name Challenge
Duration: 6.21.16 - 12.31.16
Completed: 18/20

1: Presidential: November 9 by Colleen Hoover 7.31.16

2: Initial Only: Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout 6.26.16

3: Popularity Contest: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 6.29.16

4: Ends in 's': The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones 9.15.16

5: Second verse, same as the first: Forever with You by J. Lynn 6.27.16

6: Commonality: Rebel Heart by Moira Young 7.14.16

7: A.K.A (Also Known As): Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout (AKA J. Lynn) 7.2.16

8: Dynamic Duo: Cursed by S.J. Harper 7.19.16

9: All in the Family: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

10: Top 10: Early to Death, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison 8.1.16

11: Dual Purpose: The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

12: Universal: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris 7.3.16

13: The Power of Three: Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning 8.27.16

14: Double Vision: Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter by Jessica Sims 7.24.16

15: Luck of the Irish: Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen 8.11.16

16: Namesake: Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine (for Rachel Morgan) 8.14.16

17: How Does Your Garden Grow?: After the End by Amy Plum 7.19.16

18: Color in the Lines: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black 7.13.16

19: Ditto: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare 8.5.16

20: Seasonal: Lucinda, Darkly by Sunny 7.22.16


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I Spy 5 ~ Author Name Challenge
Duration: May 17, 2016- May 16, 2017

Rules: Pick a book for each category listed. Members may sign up at any time. You may choose to read a book for any 10 categories or all 20 categories (6 month duration for 10 books; 12 month duration for 20 books). Re-reads are not allowed. All formats are allowed. You may add as you read or list your books now.

Find the following in the AUTHOR'S NAME:

1: Presidential: Keri Arthur- Full Moon Rising- 8/5/16

2: Initial Only: J.C. Diem- Road To Hell- 6/24/16

3: Popularity Contest: Kevin Hearne-Trapped- 6/12/16 (Kevin is #38 on the list of boy's names)

4: Ends in 's': Deborah Harkness- The Book of Life- 6/2/16

5: Second verse, same as the first: Jenni James- Jack and the Beanstalk - 8/22/16

6: Commonality: Amanda M. Lee- Rising Covenant- 6/10/16 (Lee is #22 on the US list)

7: A.K.A (Also Known As): Shelly Laurenston- The Undoing- 7/17/16 (AKA GA Aiken)

8: Dynamic Duo: Ilona Andrews- Silver Shark- 5/26/16

9: All in the Family: Helen Harper- New Order- 8/20/16 (my mom's name is Helen)

10: Top 10: Darynda Jones- The Curse of Tenth Grave- 6/29/16

11: Dual Purpose: Kristen Painter-The Shifter Romances The Writer- 6/11/16

12: Universal: Alyson Noel- Evermore- 6/7/16

13: The Power of Three: Marion Zimmer Bradley- The Mists of Avalon- 7/13/16

14: Double Vision: Kelley Armstrong- Dime Store Magic- 6/5/16

15: Luck of the Irish: Seanan McGuire- A Local Habitation- 8/31/16

16: Namesake: Fred Saberhagen- The First Book of Swords- 7/3/16 (Fred Weasley from the Harry Potter books)

17: How Does Your Garden Grow?: Lily Harper Hart- Grave Decisions- 6/10/16

18: Color in the Lines: Holly Black-The Iron Trial - 7/23/16

19: Ditto: Ransom Riggs- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- 6/6/16

20: Seasonal: Mark Frost-The Paladin Prophecy- 7/26/16


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Kim Shumaker (kim_shumaker) | 707 comments I Spy 5 ~ Author Name Challenge
Duration: 9/1/16 - 8/31/17


18 / 20 Books

1: Presidential~ Moonshadow by Thea Harrison (12-4-16)

2: Initial Only~ Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (11-22-16)

3: Popularity Contest~ The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas (2-10-17)

4: Ends in 's'~ First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (1-4-17)

5: Second verse, same as the first~ Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank (12-27-17)

6: Commonality~ Blood Vow by J.R. Ward (1-11-17)

7: A.K.A (Also Known As)~ Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione (10-9-16)

8: Dynamic Duo~ Fate's Edge by Ilona Andrews (10-2-16)

9: All in the Family~ Kade's Dark Embrace by Kym Grosso (8-13-17)

10: Top 10~ Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh (9-3-16)

11: Dual Purpose~ W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (11-12-16)

12: Universal~ One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren (12-4-16)

13: The Power of Three~ author uses their full name - first, middle/maiden, and last (ex: Karen Marie Moning, Denise Grover Swank)

14: Double Vision~ Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione (10-7-16)

15: Luck of the Irish~ You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister (8-4-17)

16: Namesake~ author's first name is the same as one of your favorite characters (ex: Kate Douglas → Kate Daniels)

17: How Does Your Garden Grow?~ When Darkness Ends by Alexandra Ivy (5-30-17)

18: Color in the Lines~ Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver (2-19-17)

19: Ditto~ The Man Within by Lora Leigh (4-1-17)

20: Seasonal~ Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost (8-7-17)


Moonshadow (Moonshadow, #1) by Thea Harrison Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Thirst (The Energy Vampires #1) by Jacquelyn Frank Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy, #2) by J.R. Ward Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3) by Ilona Andrews Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, #1) by Kym Grosso Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23) by Sue Grafton One Bite With A Stranger (The Others, #1) by Christine Warren [1313] Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1) by Katie MacAlister [1616] When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity, #12) by Alexandra Ivy Sins of the Heart (The Sins Series, #1) by Eve Silver The Man Within (Breeds, #2; Feline Breeds, #2) by Lora Leigh Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost


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AliciaJ | 505 comments "I Spy 5" Author Name Challenge
1/1/19-12/31/19

DONE!

1: Presidential ~ Benjamin Harrison
American Witch by Thea Harrison by Thea Harrison 7/28/19

2: Initial Only ~
Galaxies and Oceans by N.R. Walker by N.R. Walker 8/5/19

3: Popularity Contest ~ author's first name is among the 100 most popular baby names of 2000

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) by Sarah J. Maas by Sarah J. Maas 4/26/19

4: Ends in 's' ~
Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs by Patricia Briggs 4/9/19

5: Second verse, same as the first ~
One Word Kill (Impossible Times, #1) by Mark Lawrence by Mark Lawrence 4/16/19

6: Commonality ~ author's last name is among your region's most common surnames
In the Wreckage (Metahuman Files, #1) by Hailey Turner by Hailey Turner 1/1/19

7: A.K.A (Also Known As) ~ author writes under a pseudonym (ref: SOS list, fdb's list, a.k.a's list; you can read a book under either name (ex: Shelly Laurenston ↔ G.A. Aiken, a book by either works)

Connections in Death (In Death, #48) by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb 12/10/19


8: Dynamic Duo ~
Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy, #4) by Ilona Andrews by Ilona Andrews 10/15/19

9: All in the Family ~
Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23) by Lee Child by Lee Child 6/2/19

10: Top 10 ~ author's name appears on your Top 10 list of favorite authors (ex: Nalini Singh is one of my favorites, who's yours?)
Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4) by Nalini Singh by Nalini Singh 9/22/19

11: Dual Purpose ~ author's first or last name does something or is someone (ex: Nina Bangs, Zoe Archer)
Vows and Honor (Valdemar Vows and Honor #1-3) by Mercedes Lackey by Mercedes Lackey 5/24/19

12: Universal ~ female author's last name could be a male's first name or visa versa (ex: Stella Cameron or Peter Meredith)
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor by Laini Taylor 5/7/19

13: The Power of Three ~
Murder House (PsyCop, #10) by Jordan Castillo Price by Jordan Castillo Price 4/19/19

14: Double Vision ~
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss by Patrick Rothfuss 5/27/19

15: Luck of the Irish ~ author's with an Irish surname (ex: Delilah Devlin // ref: Wiki list)

Undercover Genius (Family Genius Mysteries, #2) by Patricia Rice by Patricia Rice 7/8/19

16: Namesake ~ author's first name is the same as one of your favorite characters (ex: Kate Douglas → Kate Daniels)

Murder In Thrall (New Scotland Yard/Doyle and Acton, #1) by Anne Cleeland by Anne Cleeland 1/21/19

17: How Does Your Garden Grow? ~ author's first or last name is something that might grow in a garden (ex: Lily/Lili St. Crow, Rosemary Laurey, Alyssa Rose Ivy)

Best Man (Close Proximity #1) by Lily Morton by Lily Morton 10/9/19

18: Color in the Lines ~ author's name is a color (ex: Chris Marie Green, Holly Black, Eve Silver
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black by Holly Black 5/25/19

19: Ditto ~ author's first and last name begins with the same letter (ex: Alex Adams, Lora Leigh, Samantha Shannon)

Renegades (Renegades, #1) by Marissa Meyer by Marissa Meyer 10/10/19

20: Seasonal ~ author's first or last name contains a "seasonal" word (ex: Zoe Winters, Jordan Summers, Jenika Snow, Ice/Kalayna Price, Amira Rain)

Pax's Blues (Lady Blue Crew #2) by Stormy Glenn by Stormy Glenn 1/24/19


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"I Spy 5" Author Name Challenge


1: Presidential - James Madison
Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison 8/15/19

2: Initial Only
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 7/4/19

3: Popularity Contest - #39
Magic of the Gargoyles by Rebecca Chastain 7/10/19

4: Ends in 's'
Snowbound With The Bear by Harmony Raines 8/5/19

5: Second verse, same as the first
Island Captive by Jane Henry 7/19/19

6: Commonality - Wood
Strawberry Crunch & Murder by Lori Woods 8/31/19

7: A.K.A (Also Known As) - Cate Dermody
The Queen's Bastard by C.E. Murphy 7/22/19

8: Dynamic Duo - Lili Zander
Draekon Mate: Exiled To The Prison Planet by Lee Savino 8/21/19

9: All in the Family
Terror at the Turtle Sanctuary by Mary Jane Hathaway 8/1/19

10: Top 10
Homeland by R.A. Salvatore 7/29/19

11: Dual Purpose
Goddess of Love by P.C. Cast 8/29/19

12: Universal
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent 6/27/19

13: The Power of Three
Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker 7/20/19

14: Double Vision
Shoot the Messenger by Pippa DaCosta 6/29/19

15: Luck of the Irish
Until Lilly by Aurora Rose Reynolds 9/24/19

16: Namesake - Ella, the slayer
Vampire's Kiss by Ella Summers 8/4/19

17: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds 7/13/19

18: Color in the Lines
Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan 7/3/19

19: Ditto
My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir by Tia Torres 7/17/19

20: Seasonal
Accidental Hero by Nicole Snow 7/26/19


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