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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Duration: September 1st to 30th

Rules & How to play:
⇉ Pick an option below. Repeat as desired.
⇉ All media formats allowed.
⇉ Rereads are fine as long as you read the entire book.

Challenge Levels:
MARGHERITA  ⇉ 2 - 5 books
CALZONE:          ⇉ 6 - 10 books
STROMBOLI:    ⇉ 11 - 15 books
MARINARA:      ⇉ 16 - 20 books
DEEP DISH:      ⇉ 21+ books

Option #1: Using the spell-it-out rules(*), spell any pizza topping of your choice.

Example:
B - The Golden Lily from the Bloodlines series
A - Abigail Roux, author of Shock & Awe
C - Cameron Fletcher from Sixty Five Hours
O - The Once and Future King
N - Never Fade

Option #2:Use words in the title to make your own pizza. (can be plural or singular)

Example:Cheese, Tomatoes and Olives

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Who Moved My Cheese?
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo
The Roots of the Olive Tree



Option #3:Use covers to make your own pizza(can be plural or singular)

Example:Chocolate and apples(a dessert pizza)

Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage, #2) by Sarah Cross


Option #4:Use ingredients found within the book to make your own pizza.

Example: Tomato & Onions
Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - word "tomato" page 235
A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree (Inspector Singh Investigates #4) by Shamini Flint - “Cambodian society had as many layers as an onion and every time a layer was peeled back an odour attached to the fingers and the eyes began to smart.”

Option #5:Choose the toppings for your pizza. Then read books where the main color of the cover (30%) matches the color of the ingredient.

Example:Tomatoes (Red), Broccoli (Green), Sweet Corn (Yellow) and Mushrooms(White)

Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1) by Richard Castle Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1) by Abigail Roux


(*) HOW A "SPELL-IT-OUT" WORKS:
Spell out the word(s) using the first letter in the book's title, the first letter in the author's first or last name, or the first letter of a character's first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter of the series name. As always, if the first letter of a title starts with an indefinite or definite article ('A', 'An', 'The', etc.), you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word.


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message 3: by Holli (last edited Sep 26, 2015 01:10AM) (new)

Holli | 397 comments Make Your Own Pizza
Duration: Sept 1st - 30th
Option #1


H: The Hunger Games 9/2/15
A: The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas 9/12/15
M: Maas, Sarah J., Throne of Glass 9/2/15

&

P: Parker, Robert B., Back Story 9/3/15
I: Ian Doescher, William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First 9/4/15
N: Navarro, Yvonne, Ultraviolet 9/18/15
E: The End 9/8/15
A: Tom Clancy Presents: ACT of Valor 9/26/15
P: The Penultimate Peril 9/5/15
P: Parker, Robert B., Bad Business 9/11/15
L: L. Frank Baum, Dorothy And the Wizard in Oz 9/17/15
E: Eland 9/17/15


message 4: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10380 comments Welcome to the challenge Holli and Sara.


message 5: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10380 comments Sara wrote: "This will be my first challenge with the group :)"

The first of many to come, I hope :D


message 6: by Alysa (last edited Sep 29, 2015 04:05AM) (new)

Alysa H. | 3645 comments I'm in!
Option #1: Spell-It-Out
Level: MARINARA ⇉ 16 - 20 books

Spinach & Prosciutto!

S: ✔ The Secret Fire
P: ✔ Paradigm
I: ✔ I Wish
N: ✔ Nightfall
A: ✔ Alive
C: ✔ Clementine
H: ✔ The House of the Four Winds

&

P: ✔ Paranormalcy
R: ✔ The Ruins of Lace
O: ✔ Orange Is the New Black
S: ✔ Soundless
C: ✔ Cobweb Bride
I: ✔ The Infernals
U: ✔ Unknown Unknowns
T: ✔ Thief's Magic
T: ✔ A Trail Through Time
O: ✔ The Only Gold

The Secret Fire (The Alchemist Chronicles, #1) by C.J. Daugherty Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe I Wish (I Wish, #1) by Elizabeth Langston Nightfall by Jake Halpern Alive by Scott Sigler Clementine (The Clockwork Century, #1.1) by Cherie Priest The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters, #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) by Kiersten White The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman Soundless by Richelle Mead Cobweb Bride (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, #1) by Vera Nazarian The Infernals (Samuel Johnson, #2) by John Connolly Unknown Unknowns by Adam Bromley Thief's Magic (Millenium’s Rule, #1) by Trudi Canavan A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #4) by Jodi Taylor The Only Gold by Tamara Allen

Total: 17 books
Complete!


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey, I'm not going to be doing this challenge after all-sorry about that :)


message 8: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Alysa ☺


message 9: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Sara2 wrote: "Hey, I'm not going to be doing this challenge after all-sorry about that :)"

No problem. :)
If you change your mind, it's going to be here


message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 30, 2015 11:42PM) (new)

Barbara ★ I'm a ham and pineapple gal too.

Make Your Own Pizza

READ: 13/13

✔H: Hell for Leather - Julie Ann Walker 9/11
✔A: The Arrow - Monica McCarty 9/21
✔M: Buffalo Valley - Debbie Macomber 9/16

✔& Tall, Silent & Lethal - R.L. Mathewson 9/29

✔P: Melting Stones - Tamora Pierce 9/15
✔I: If He's Noble - Hannah Howell 9/17
✔N: Archangel's Enigma - Nalini Singh 9/8
✔E: Warrior's Curse - Alexa Egan 9/15
✔A: Obsidian - Jennifer Armentrout 9/2
✔P: The Prince of Frogs - Annaliese Evans 9/21
✔P: A Love Untamed - Pamela Palmer 9/12
✔L: Lust for Life - Jeri Smith-Ready 9/9
✔E: [Envy Chronicles] Night Betrayed - Joss Ware 9/16

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 11: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Barbara :)


message 12: by Katherine (last edited Sep 29, 2015 04:29AM) (new)

Katherine | 298 comments I'm in - this sounds cool!
Duration: September 1st to 30th
Challenge Levels: STROMBOLI: 11 - 15 books

Read: 9/12

H: Her Majesty's Dog, Volume 3 by Mick Takeuchi
A: An Unlikely Place for Love by Ruth Ann Nordin - READ
M: Mercenary Abduction by Eve Langlais - READ

&

P: (Prairie Brides #6) Her Prairie Outlaw by Kit Morgan - READ
I: If the Dress Fits (#5) by Nancy Warren - READ
N: Naruto #8: by Masashi Kishimoto - READ
E: The Eye of the Beholder by Elizabeth Darcy
A: by Amelia C. Adams, The Dark and the Dawn #3 - READ
P: (Prairie Brides #7) Christmas in Clear Creek by Kit Morgan - READ
P: (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon #3) by Naoko Takeuchi - READ
L: List Your Self by Llene Segalove - READ
E: by Emura, W Juliet Vol. 1


Completed:

Her Prairie Outlaw (Prairie Brides #6) by Kit Morgan If the Dress Fits (The Almost Wives Club Book 5) by Nancy Warren List Your Self Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery by Llene Segalove An Unlikely Place for Love The Disguises of Kate Tanner (Virginia Historicals #1) by Ruth Ann Nordin Christmas in Clear Creek (Prairie Brides) by Kit Morgan Mercenary Abduction (Alien Abduction, #4) by Eve Langlais Sailor Moon, Vol. 03 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon #3) by Naoko Takeuchi Naruto, Vol. 08 Life-and-Death Battles (Naruto, #8) by Masashi Kishimoto The Dark and the Dawn (Kansas Crossroads Book 3) by Amelia C. Adams


message 13: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Katherine ☺


message 14: by Sorina (last edited Sep 20, 2015 01:09AM) (new)

Sorina (sorina132) | 7 comments Excited to do my first challenge here!

Make your own pizza
Duration: September 1st to 30th
Option #1

A – You Slay Me – Katie MacAlister (Aisling Grey: Guardian, #1)9/12
L – Meant to be – Lauren Morrill 9/16
E – Erlegen - G.A. Aiken (Wolf Diaries #3)9/2

&

H -
A - Ashlyn Chase - How to Date a Dragon
M -

Read: 3/6

Erlegen (Wolf Diaries, #3) by Shelly Laurenston You Slay Me (Aisling Grey Guardian, #1) by Katie MacAlister Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill


message 15: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge (and to the group) Sorina :)


message 16: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner My first challenge too!

Use ingredients found within the book to make your own pizza.
Option #4

I'm hungry for a Calozone!


message 17: by Lara (new)

Lara | 676 comments I'm in, but will have to spend a little time looking through my TBR to decide which level/category I'll choose.


message 18: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Hello,

This will be my first challenge. It sounds fun, so I thought I'd tackle my TBR list in a creative way.

Make your own pizza
Duration: September 1st to 30th
Option #1

S: Quiet by Susan Cain
A: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
U: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
S: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
A: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
G: Gray Whale Inn Mystery 1 (Murder on the Rocks) by Karen MacInerney
E: Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez

Calzone for now, but who knows? I may add to it later.

Best Regards,

Tiffany Kim


message 19: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge ChrisP, Lara and Tiffany ☺

And welcome to the group ChrisP and Tiffany :)


message 20: by Sarah (last edited Sep 30, 2015 04:25PM) (new)

Sarah Going to go with the Calzone:

S The School for Good and Evil By Soman Chainani. 9/16
A. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie. 9/7
U The Unloved. By Deborah Levy
S
A
G
E


message 21: by Lara (last edited Sep 08, 2015 11:47AM) (new)

Lara | 676 comments I've decided to do spell-it-out based on one of my favorite Chicago stuffed pizzas:


S Ben Sullivan in Kiss of Crimson 9/5
P
I Illuma in Blue and Alluring 9/3
N Nika in Stripes of Fury 9/6
A Argyle in Three Parts Fey 9/2
C Castles Ever After series: When a Scot Ties the Knot 9/5
H Mind Raider 9/7

Read: 6/7
Three Parts Fey (An Obscure Magic, #3) by Viola Grace Blue and Alluring (Tales of the Citadel, #49) by Viola Grace When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3) by Tessa Dare Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Stripes of Fury (Shifting Crossroads, #31) by Zenina Masters Mind Raider (The Anomaly Series #2) by Anna Hackett


message 22: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Sarah ☺


message 23: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Lara wrote: "I've decided to do spell-it-out based on one of my favorite Chicago stuffed pizzas:"

Had to google that (over here we still have only 'normal' pizzas). That's a lot of pizza!


message 24: by Brittany (last edited Sep 28, 2015 07:11AM) (new)

Brittany I'll try this, although I'm not sure I'll be able to finish 9 books this month.

Make Your Own Pizza
Duration: Sept 1st - 30th
Option #1
Level: Calzone (6-10 books)

P: Paper Towns by John Green 9/24/15
I: I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre 9/28/15
N: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham 9/14/15
E: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn 9/10/15
A: Anna (character) Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum 9/2/15
P: Peony (character) Cinder by Marissa Meyer 9/5/15
P: Paperweight by Meg Haston 9/7/15
L: Lunar Chronicles (series name) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 9/21/15
E: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider 9/2/15

Completed: 9/9

Finished!


message 25: by Lara (new)

Lara | 676 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Lara wrote: "I've decided to do spell-it-out based on one of my favorite Chicago stuffed pizzas:"

Had to google that (over here we still have only 'normal' pizzas). That's a lot of pizza!"


Giordano's in Chicago is known for it, and it's really good. Now that I don't eat wheat, and have moved out of state, it's been years since I had any.

However, I am also a big fan of ham and pineapple, so I'm glad to see so many others here are too. ;-)


message 26: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Congrats Brittany :)


message 27: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Lara wrote: "❀Tea❀ wrote: "Lara wrote: "I've decided to do spell-it-out based on one of my favorite Chicago stuffed pizzas:"

Had to google that (over here we still have only 'normal' pizzas). That's a lot of p..."


Now I don't think I've ever seen pizza with pineapple here either. But to be honest, didn't look much.

It could be country thing.

My fave is cheese with cheese and more cheese. :)


message 28: by Lara (new)

Lara | 676 comments @Tea, cheese is a very popular flavor. Where I live the ham and pineapple is called a Hawaiian style pizza. I like to add jalapeno peppers to it as well. However, cheese, sausage and pepperoni are the most common pizzas here.


message 29: by Amy:) (new)

Amy:) (amybkuhl) | 6 comments I'll join in! I choose Option #5. I'm kind of a visual gal:)
Pepperoni, black olives, green peppers, and cheese!


message 30: by Michelle (last edited Sep 29, 2015 07:07PM) (new)

Michelle | 465 comments Make Your Own Pizza
Duration: Sept 1st - 30th
CALZONE: (6/6)


C The Martian
H Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
E The Book of Blood and Shadow
E Hourglass by Myra McEntire
S Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
E Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson


message 31: by Emani (last edited Sep 23, 2015 04:16PM) (new)

Emani (emanimalik) | 8 comments Make Your Own Pizza
Duration: September 1 - September 30
Option 1

GOUDA

G - The Girl in the Steel Corset 9/24
O - One Past Midnight 9/22
U - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
D - Dark Places 9/3
A - All the Bright Places 9/11


message 32: by Betty (last edited Sep 15, 2015 06:28PM) (new)

Betty (bellemercier) Make Your Own Pizza

Duration: September 1-30, 2015

MARGHERITA (likely 3 books)
Option #5

The Tutor by Andrea Chapin mushrooms, onions, black olives
The Tutor

The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert extra cheese
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal tomatoes, peppers, spinach, basil
Kitchens of the Great Midwest

And now if you'll excuse me, I must make a trip to NYPD pizza!


message 33: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Amy, Kalyn, Michelle, Janet, Betty and Megan :)

Enjoy your pizzas, ladies

And welcome to the group Betty ☺


message 34: by Srividya (last edited Oct 01, 2015 09:19AM) (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 1160 comments I LOVEEEEEE PIZZA!! :D So, Am definitely in! :D :D

Make your own Pizza
Duration: 9/1/15 - 9/30/15
Level: CALZONE (6-10 books)
Books read:9/9


OPTION 1 - SPELL OUT

✔ P - Pacific Vortex - 9/26/5 - 3 stars
✔ E - Night - Elie Wiesel - 9/8/15 - 4 stars
✔ P - Pines - 9/30/15 - 4 stars
✔ P - Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits - Rahul Pandita - 9/5/15 - 5 stars
✔ E - Empty Nests - 9/29/15 - 4 stars
✔ R - The Republic of Thieves - 9/24/15 - 4 stars
✔ O - On Dublin Street - 9/30/15 - 3 stars
✔ N - Red Dirt Heart 2 - N R Walker - 9/8/15 - 4 stars
✔ I - Magic Shifts - Ilona Andrews - 9/14/15 - 4 stars


message 35: by Cátia (last edited Sep 23, 2015 11:00AM) (new)

Cátia  Pereira | 22 comments Wow.. Nice challenge, I'm In :D

Make your own pizza
Duration: September 1st to 30th

Level: CALZONE (6 - 10 books)

books completed: 5/7
I'll try the option#5

Cheese (yellow?) - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (09/23)
Peas (I love peas;)) Green- The Elven by Bernhard Hennen
Tomatoes (Red) - Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, #5) by Anne Bishop (09/13)
Black olives (Black) - Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky(9/19)
Sweet Corn (Yellow) - The Invisible Ring (The Black Jewels, #4) by Anne Bishop (09/03)

Red Pepper (Red) - A Senhora de Shalador (The Black Jewels #8) by Anne Bishop (09/21)
and Mushrooms(White) - Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick



message 36: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Srividya and Cátia ☺


message 37: by Alyssa (last edited Sep 29, 2015 04:21AM) (new)


message 38: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Alyssa ☺


message 39: by Monica (last edited Sep 08, 2015 04:45PM) (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 781 comments I am going to give this a try. I did say I wasn't going to start an more challenges... It didn't work...

I will go for CALZONE Level (6-10 books): I don't care for toppings but I will spell:

P - character Lauralyn Prescott - Beauty from Pain by Georgia Cates
E - character Espen - Witch Song by Amber Argyle
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message 40: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Monica wrote: "I did say I wasn't going to start an more challenges... It didn't work..."

It never does :)

Welcome to the challenge ☺


message 41: by Elena (last edited Sep 20, 2015 06:43AM) (new)

Elena | 9 comments I'm Italian and I love pizza... so I had to join! I'm slow when I read in English,I hope to finish this challenge!

MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA CHALLENGE
Duration: Sept 1-30
Level: Margherita
Books Completed: 1/2
Option: #5

OLIVE (Black) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

POMODORO (Red) Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1) by Rosamund Hodge


message 42: by Suzanne (last edited Sep 15, 2015 06:30AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1126 comments Novel Books & Reading Challenges
Make Your Own Pizza
Duration:
9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

Progress: 2 out of 30 (DEEP DISH: 21+ books)

PEPPERONI
P
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P
P
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R
O
N
I

SAUSAGE
S
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S
A
G
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MUSHROOM
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S: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - ***** - 9/7/2015
H: House Rules by Jodi Picoult - **** - 9/1/2015 - 532 Pages
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House Rules by Jodi Picoult Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness

CHEESE
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message 43: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Elena and Suzanne ☺


message 44: by Anna (last edited Sep 15, 2015 01:26AM) (new)

Anna | 4 comments Make Your Own Pizza
Duration: Sept 1st - 30th
Option #1
Level: Calzone (6-10 books)

M
U
S
H Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
R
O
O
M


message 45: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge (and group) Anna and Faelan ☺


message 46: by Anna (new)

Anna | 4 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Welcome to the challenge (and group) Anna and Faelan ☺"

thanks :)


message 47: by megan (new)

megan | 1368 comments Make Your Own Pizza!
Challenge Level: MARGHERITA ⇉ 2 - 5 books

Option #5:Choose the toppings for your pizza. Then read books where the main color of the cover (30%) matches the color of the ingredient.

Pepperoni:A Forever Thing
A Forever Thing (Three Magic Words Trilogy, #1) by Carolyn Brown
Red Onion: In Shining Whatever
(Actual onion is more purple than red, so purple it is)
In Shining Whatever (Three Magic Words Trilogy, #2) by Carolyn Brown


message 48: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Megan ☺


message 49: by Alysa (new)

Alysa H. | 3645 comments Done!
Message 6


message 50: by Lara (new)

Lara | 676 comments Yea Alysa!


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