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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Sep 17, 2015 08:49AM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 15054 comments Mod
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AUTUMN CHALLENGE


This challenge will last from September 23, 2015 to December 20, 2015



** This is a "spell-it-out" challenge, where you will spell out a word (or words) using one of two options:
1. Use only the first word of a title. (The words "the", "and" "a" and "an" do not count.)
2. Use an author's first or last name.

Example:

A
U
T
U
M
N = Cold Pursuit by Carla Neggers

F
A
L = Lethal Letters by Ellery Adams
L


** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

** Use a book only once for this challenge (but you can use it for other challenges, such as the monthly mini challenges).

** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance.


As with previous seasonal challenges, you do not have to spell the same word as everyone else, but can choose to spell out one of the following words (or combination of words) — obviously some words will be more challenging than others.


HERE IS YOUR WORD LIST:


Acorns
Apples
Autumn
Black Cat
Boo
Chilly
Cider
Corn maze
Fall
Football
Ghost
Graveyard
Halloween
Harvest
Haunted
Hayride
Jack-o-lantern
Leaves
Pilgrim
Pumpkins
Scarecrow
School
Skeleton
Sweater
Thanksgiving
Treat
Trick
Turkey
Windy
Witch



I personally will be attempting "corn maze' -- and yes, I actually have multiple "Z" titles in Mount TBR. ;-)


HAVE FUN!



message 2: by Kimberly (last edited Sep 19, 2015 12:46AM) (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments I'm most definitely in! Not sure which words I'll use yet. Gonna go thru my TBR pile and see what books I can use... :)

I've decided to try "Thanksgiving turkey." I'll post my list HERE.


message 3: by Carolyn (last edited Dec 22, 2015 04:49AM) (new)

Carolyn Injoy (carolyninjoy) | 384 comments I'm in. I selected mixed genres from my TBR list.

This is the first time I haven't finished a challenge. **sigh** Sometimes life gets in the way. I did meet my year end goal of 300 books though.

A Act of Revenge by Dick Couch 10-10-15
U Unleashed Eileen Brady 10-1-15
T Texas Vigilante by Bill Crider 10-15-15
U Until the Debt Is Paid by Alexander Hartung
M Mark of Cain by Marcus Hünnebeck
N Nest by Esther Ehrlich

F Family Secrets by Donna M. Zadunajsky
A All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
L L.A. Rotten by Jeff Klima
L Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer

Act of Revenge by Dick Couch
Unleashed (Kate Turner, DVM #2) by Eileen Brady
Texas Vigilante by Bill Crider


message 4: by Carol (new)

Carol | 23 comments I'm in! Like Kimberly, I'm going to go through my TBR pile and see what I can use. :)


message 5: by Jill (last edited Dec 19, 2015 09:04PM) (new)

Jill Tool | 62 comments I'm in. I'm not for sure which word/s I'll be doing. I will have to consult my TBR. I do like these challenges as they do help weed down your TBR as long as your not replacing one book with 10 more.

3/8

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A The Alpine Yeoman: An Emma Lord Mystery by Mary Daheim...FINISHED 11/9/2015
C The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith...FINISHED 10/3/2015
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C Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon...FINISHED 10/7/2015
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8/12

T The Tree of Hope by Darcie Chan...FINISHED 12/19/2015
H Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family - and a Whole Town - About Hope and Happy Endings by Janet Elder...FINISHED 10/15/2015
A The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe...FINISHED 11/20/2015
N The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah...FINISHED 11/21/2015
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S Something Wicked by Carolyn G. Hart....FINISHED 9/28/2015
G Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell...FINISHES 9/30/2015
I An Italian Wife by Ann Hood...FINISHED 11/12/2015
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G The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis...FINISHED 10/17/2015

B_L_A_ The Alpine Yeoman An Emma Lord Mystery by Mary Daheim C_ The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith K_ C_ Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon A_T_

T_ The Tree of Hope by Darcie Chan H_ Huck The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family - and a Whole Town - About Hope and Happy Endings by Janet Elder A_ The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe N_ The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah K_S_ Something Wicked (Death on Demand, #3) by Carolyn G. Hart G_ Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell I_ An Italian Wife by Ann Hood V_I_N_G_ The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2) by Krista Davis


message 6: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Sep 18, 2015 12:07PM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3790 comments Mod
I'm in. And I'll do as with the summer challenge, I'll will solve the crosswords with the involved words after finishing the reading :)

Autumn Challenge
Sep 23, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015

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message 7: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7005 comments I'm in. I'm thinking BLACK CAT might be doable. Just have to figure out a couple of those letters.


message 9: by Moondance (last edited Dec 22, 2015 09:23AM) (new)

Moondance (moondance120) | 288 comments I'm in!

This is a tentative list. I have OLS(oh look, shiny) syndrome and choices could change depending on my whims.

AUTUMN CHALLENGE 9.23.15-12.20.15

8/8 COMPLETED 12.20.15

B Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly 12.8.12 3.5 stars
O Leslie O'Kane Play Dead 12.20.15 3.75 stars
O Old Haunts by E.J. Copperman 10.25.15 4 stars

W A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake 10.7.15 3 stars
I If You've Got It, Haunt It by Rose Pressey 9.26.15 3 stars
T Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass 10.3.15 3.5 stars
C Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay 10.22.15 4 stars
H Hex on the Ex by Rochelle Staab 11.28.15 3.5 stars


message 10: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 440 comments I am in...need to go through my TBR pile and pick my word(s).


message 11: by Bonnie (last edited Sep 25, 2015 04:34PM) (new)

Bonnie I will start with the books I'm already reading to make this a bit easier. And add some of the great Kindle cozies I found on this sight.

F-Furtive investigations by joyce brown
A-snowballs and scotch mist by Andrea Frazer
L- the nature of the beast by Louise penny
L-melody and murder by Leslie Leigh


W-We never for Wings by vanessa diffenbaugh
I-Island shifters by valerie zambito
T-the Thin woman by dorothy cannell (a re-read for me)
C-Cobweb bride by vera Naazarian
H-gemeni rising by Harley christensen


message 12: by Valerie (last edited Nov 01, 2015 09:01AM) (new)


message 13: by Rhonda (last edited Dec 20, 2015 12:43AM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 536 comments I am in. I am going to start with Autumn and Fall
Date: 9/23/15 - 12/20/15

A - After We Fall - Emma Kavenaugh
U - Under an English Heaven - Alice K. Boatwright
T - Taken In - Elizabeth Lynn Casey
U - Up A Family Tree - Teresa Bloomingdale
M - Mrs. Jeffries & the One Who Got Away - Emily Brightwell
N - Neverhome - Laird Hunt

F - Forget Me Knot - Mary Marks
A- Acqua Alta - Donna Leon
L - The Last Time I Saw You - Elizabeth Berg
L - Looming Murder - Carol Ann Martin

B- The Bat - Jo Nesbo
O - One Book In the Grave - Kate Carlisle
O - Other Gods - Pearl S. Buck

T - Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann
H - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
A - Angel Interrupted - Chaz Mc Gee
N - A Nose for Justice - Rita Mae Brown
K - The Kaisers Navigator - Scott Chapman
S - Sprinkle With Murder - Jenn McKinlay
G - Girl Waits With Gun - Amy Stewart
I - Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
V - Vet In Harness - James Herriot
I - Imperfect Strangers - David Stanforth
N - Never Tease A Siamese - Edie Claire
G - Grave on Grand Avenue - Naomi Hirahara

I am surprised I made it after I added the word Thanksgiving


message 15: by Carla (last edited Dec 19, 2015 08:45PM) (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments Autumn 2015 Spell-it-out Challenge
September 23 to December 20
I have 89 days and I am looking at 58 books. Is it doable, not sure but I think so. Here I go. Of course I may make changes along the way. Post #15

62/72 books

A - Alert by James Patterson 10/12/2015
U - Ugly Young Thing by Jennifer Jaynes 10/18/2015
T - Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait 09/29/2015
U - Uneasy in New Orleans by Carol Carson11/05/2015
M - The Murder Houseby James Patterson10/24/2015
N - Never Smile at Strangers by Jennifer Jaynes10/28/2015

Alert (Michael Bennett, #8) by James Patterson Ugly Young Thing by Jennifer Jaynes Threads of Evidence (Mainely Needlepoint, #2) by Lea Wait Uneasy in New Orleans by Carol Carson The Murder House by James Patterson Never Smile at Strangers (Grand Trespass #1) by Jennifer Jaynes

S - Sean Jensen wrote The Middle School Rules of Charles Tillman 10/13/2015
C - Mollie Cox Bryan wrote Scrapbook of the Dead10/01/2015
A - Ellery Adams wrote Pecan Pies and Homicides10/24/2015
R - Rhea Rose wrote The Final Catch: See Jane Charm10/07/2015
E - Karen English wrote Don't Feed the Geckos!10/23/2015
C - Carys Jones wrote Third To Die10/29/2015
R - Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham11/13/2015
O - Operation White Christmas: An Escape to the Country Novella by Nicki Edwards11/12/2015
W - Wylde Scott wrote Seaside 10/14/2015

The Middle School Rules of Charles Tillman "Peanut" by Sean Jensen Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan Pecan Pies and Homicides (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #3) by Ellery Adams The Final Catch See Jane Charm (A Tarot Sorceress Series Book 1) by Rhea Rose Don't Feed the Geckos! (The Carver Chronicles, #3) by Karen English Third To Die (Avalon, #3) by Carys Jones Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham Operation White Christmas An Escape to the Country Novella by Nicki Edwards Seaside by Wylde Scott

T - R.M. Tudor wrote Box 1571 10/05/2015
H - Maddy Hunter wrote From Bad to Wurst 10/08/2015
A - Alyssa Maxwell wrote Murder at the Breakers10/25/2015
N - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah11/27/2015
K - Sophie Kinsella wrote Shopaholic to the Rescue11/27/2015
S - Sheila Connolly wrote Defending the Dead 10/14/2015
G - Sue Grafton wrote X 09/30/2015
I - I'm an Alien and I Want to Go Home by Jo Franklin10/08/2015
V - Victor Gischler wrote Stay: A Novel 10/09/2015
I - Iris Johansen wrote Shadow Play11/01/2015
N - Nobody’s Girl: A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery and Transformation by Barbara Amaya11/19/2015
G - Tess Gerritsen wrote Playing with Fire11/10/2015

Box 1571 by R.M. Tudor , From Bad to Wurst (Passport to Peril #10) by Maddy Hunter , Murder at the Breakers (Gilded Newport Mysteries #1) by Alyssa Maxwell , The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah , Shopaholic to the Rescue (Shopaholic, #8) by Sophie Kinsella , Defending the Dead (Relatively Dead Mysteries Book 3) by Sheila Connolly , X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton , Shadow Play (Eve Duncan, #19) by Iris Johansen , Stay by Victor Gischler , I'm an Alien and I Want to Go Home by Jo Franklin , Nobody’s Girl A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery and Transformation by Barbara Amaya , Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen

A - Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven by Brandon Easton 09/23/2015
P - Private Sydney by James Patterson11/23/2015
P - A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake11/25/2015
L - Joyce Lavene wrote Wicked Weaves11/30/2015
E - Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls by Liz Kessler 09/25/2015
S - Santa 365: A Chet and Bernie eShort Story by Spencer Quinn11/17/2015

Andre the Giant Closer to Heaven by Brandon Easton , Private Sydney (Private #10) by James Patterson , A Potion to Die For (Magic Potion Mystery #1) by Heather Blake , Wicked Weaves (A Renaissance Faire Mystery, #1) by Joyce Lavene , Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls (Emily Windsnap, #6) by Liz Kessler , Santa 365 A Chet and Bernie eShort Story (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series) by Spencer Quinn

S - Sarah Mian wrote When the Saints 10/02/2015
K - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom11/20/2015
E - Emma Carroll wrote The Snow Sister11/12/2015
L - Leslie Meier wrote Candy Corn Murder10/30/2015
E - Ellery Adams wrote The Root of All Evil10/31/2015
T - Top O' the Mournin' by Maddy Hunter 10/05/2015
O - On a Snowy Night by Various Authors11/29/2015
N - J.L. Nolan wrote The Jewel Thief: A Knight & Steele Mystery Short Story11/21/2015

When the Saints by Sarah Mian , The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom , The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll , Candy Corn Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, #22) by Leslie Meier , The Root of All Evil by Ellery Adams , Top O' the Mournin' (Passport to Peril, #2) by Maddy Hunter , On a Snowy Night (Animal Anthologies) by Various Authors , The Jewel Thief A Knight & Steele Mystery Short Story by J.L. Nolan

A - A.J. York wrote A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story01/12/2015
C - Betsy Cornwell wrote Mechanica 09/24/2015
O - Jenny Oliver wrote Four Weddings and a White Christmas12/01/2015
R - Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff11/28/2015
N - Nicholas Sparks wrote See Me12/02/2015
S - Howard Shapiro wrote The Hockey Saint10/13/2015

A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story by A.J. York Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell Four Weddings and a White Christmas (Cherry Pie Island, #5) by Jenny Oliver Red The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff See Me by Nicholas Sparks The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, #2) by Howard Shapiro

B - Heather Blake wrote One Potion in the Grave12/12/2015
L - Long Gone by Alafair Burke11/06/2015
A - Angela Spady wrote Channing O'Banning and the Rainforest Rescue10/18/2015
C - Camilla Isley wrote I Wish for You10/21/2015
K - Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh12/13/2015
C - The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark11/22/2015
A - Angela Spady wrote Channing O'Banning and the Turquoise Trail10/17/2015
T - The Terrible Two Get Worse by Mac Barnett10/29/2015

One Potion in the Grave (A Magic Potion Mystery #2) by Heather Blake Long Gone by Alafair Burke Channing O'Banning and the Rainforest Rescue by Angela Spady I Wish for You by Camilla Isley Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh The Cinderella Murder (Under Suspicion #1) by Mary Higgins Clark Channing O'Banning and the Turquoise Trail by Angela Spady The Terrible Two Get Worse by Mac Barnett

F - Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks 10/18/2015
O - Once Upon a Christmas: 55 Heartwarming Short Stories Bring Meaning to the Season by Rosanne Croft12/13/2015
O - Oliver The Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton 12/19/2015
T - Three Truths and a Lie by Lisa Gardner>b>11/30/2015
B - Barbara Venkataraman wrote The Case of the Killer Divorce10/29/2015
A - Anne Perry wrote A Christmas Escape11/24/2015
L - Lilliput by Sam Gayton 09/23/2015
L - Lisa Scottoline wrote Corrupted 10/10/2015

Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks Once Upon a Christmas 55 Heartwarming Short Stories Bring Meaning to the Season by Rosanne Croft Oliver The Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton Three Truths and a Lie (Detective D.D. Warren, #7.5) by Lisa Gardner The Case of the Killer Divorce (A Jamie Quinn Mystery, #2) by Barbara Venkataraman A Christmas Escape (Christmas Stories, #13) by Anne Perry Lilliput Corrupted (Rosato & DiNunzio, #3) by Lisa Scottoline

G - Gitty Daneshvari wrote The League of Unexceptional Children 2015/10/12
R - Rebecca Boxall wrote Christmas at the Vicarage12/08/2015
A - William M. Akers wro/te Mrs. </b></s>Ravenbach's Way10/18/2015
V - Barbara Venkataraman wrote Death by Didgeridoo10/21/2015
E - Janet Evanovich wrote Tricky Twenty-Two12/15/2015
Y - Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell11/16/2015
A - Donna Alward wrote Christmas at Evergreen Inn 12/17/2015
R - Room by Emma Donoghue12/10/2015
D - Marcia Kester Doyle wrote Who Stole My Spandex?11/15/2015

The League of Unexceptional Children by Gitty Daneshvari Christmas at the Vicarage by Rebecca Boxall Mrs. Ravenbach's Way by William M. Akers Death by Didgeridoo (A Jamie Quinn Mystery) by Barbara Venkataraman Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22) by Janet Evanovich Yarned and Dangerous (Tangled Web Mystery, #1) by Sadie Hartwell Christmas at Evergreen Inn by Donna Alward Room by Emma Donoghue Who Stole My Spandex? by Marcia Kester Doyle


message 16: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 24, 2015 01:18PM) (new)

Elizabeth Williams (carsinger) | 43 comments love these Challenges! I am in! Still knocking off books on my "to be read" shelf but still buying more!

H - Joan Hess - A Diet to Die For DONE
A - Wicked Autumn by G.M. MallietDONE
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V - Victoria Hamilton- Freezer I'll ShootDONE
E - Elaine Viets - Murder with All the Trimmings
S - Shelley Freydont- Halloween MurderDONE
T - Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier DONE

Halloween Murder (Lindy Haggerty, #4) by Shelley Freydont A Diet to Die For (Claire Malloy, #5) by Joan Hess Freezer I'll Shoot (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery) by Victoria Hamilton Wicked Autumn (Max Tudor, #1) by G.M. Malliet A Holiday Yarn (A Seaside Knitters Mystery #4) by Sally Goldenbaum Christmas Carol Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #20) by Leslie Meier Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body (Agatha Raisin, #21) by M.C. Beaton The Wolfe Widow (Book Collector Mystery #3) by Victoria Abbott Murder with All the Trimmings (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, #4) by Elaine Viets


message 17: by Carol (last edited Oct 08, 2015 03:57AM) (new)

Carol | 23 comments Read 3/18

A - Annette Blair – Larceny and Lace Read
C - Agatha Christie – Death in the Clouds Read
O - Oliver Sacks – The Man who mistook his wife for his hat Read
R - Rachel Vincent – Stray
N - Nevada Barr – Superior Death
S - Gillian Summers – Shadows of the Redwood

A - Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
P - Peter James - Perfect Murder
P - Prey by Allison Brennan
L - Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
E – Extras by Scott Westerfeld
S - Scott Westerfeld – Specials

A - Ann Jungman – Betrayal
U - Lisa Unger – Beautiful Lies
T - Amy Tintera - Reboot (Reboot #1)
U - Underworld by Meg Cabot
M - Maddy Hunter – Top of the Mournin’
N - Nevada Barr – Ill Wind


message 18: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 15054 comments Mod
Jill wrote: "I'm in. I'm not for sure which word/s I'll be doing. I will have to consult my TBR. I do like these challenges as they do help weed down your TBR as long as your not replacing one book with 10 more."


Yeah, the "not replacing one book with ten more" is always a problem, LOL.


message 19: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 15054 comments Mod
So happy to log on this morning and see so many looking forward to this challenge. And holy cow -- am impressed with those attempting three or more words. I wish I could knock off that many books in three months! I have a couple classics coming up, though, that will likely take a week each.


message 20: by Katherine (last edited Oct 22, 2015 07:49AM) (new)

Katherine Decker | 186 comments I'm in.
September 23, 2015 - December 20, 2015

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message 21: by Amber (last edited Dec 05, 2015 03:29PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 102 comments A
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T - A Timely Vision 12.05.15
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N - Not My Father's Son: A Memoir 11.07.15


message 23: by Sally906 (last edited Sep 22, 2015 03:40PM) (new)

Sally906 | 96 comments I've been waiting for the new season to start so I can join in!


I will commit to one word - then see how I go - I have a mixture of cosy mysteries and non-mysteries. Here is my list:

First word is 'APPLES"

(A) The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki - Historical

(P) Palace of Tears by Julian Leatherdale Palace of Tears by Julian Leatherdale - Historical

(P) Progressive Dinner Deadly (A Myrtle Clover Mystery #3) by Elizabeth Spann Craig Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig – Cosy Mystery

(L) Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery #1) by Jana Deleon Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon – Cosy Mystery

(E) Emperor Norton's Ghost (Fremont Jones, #4) by Dianne Day Emperor Norton's Ghost by Dianne Day – Historical Mystery

(S) Skin (an exclusive sneak peek) by Ilka Tampke Skin by Ilka Tampke – Historical (Physical)


message 24: by Naomi (last edited Oct 13, 2015 05:30PM) (new)

Naomi (tribalcat) | 306 comments I'm in! 12/12 DONE


A - Bitten by Kelley Armstrong ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
U - Unzipped by Lois Greiman ★ ★ ★ ★
T - Irish Thoroughbred by Nora Roberts ★ ★
U - Unplugged by Lois Greiman ★ ★ ★ ★
M - Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton ★ ★ ★ ★
N - Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

L - The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
E - Between Light and Dark by Elissa Wilds ★ ★ ★
A - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
V - The Sister Circle by Vonette Bright ★ ★ ★ ★
E - The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
S - An Early Wake by Sheila Connolly ★ ★


message 25: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 1887 comments I'm thinking BLACK CAT, and maybe FALL… but I only have 3 books so far, so better start searching!


message 26: by Sherrie (last edited Dec 20, 2015 11:49PM) (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments 2015 Autumn Challenge
11/12 Finished

H - The Hexed
A - Allyson K. Abbott Murder on the Rocks
R - Reed, Hannah Off Kilter
V - Victoria Laurie - No Ghouls Allowed
E - Ellery Adams Peach Pies and Alibis
S - Steve Hockensmith Fool Me Once
T - Tonya Kappes A Ghostly Grave

W
I - If You've Got It, Haunt It
T - A Tale of Two Biddies
C - Caught Dead Handed
H - The Haunted


The Hexed (Krewe of Hunters, #13) by Heather Graham Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mystery, #1) by Allyson K. Abbott Off Kilter (Scottish Highlands #1) by Hannah Reed No Ghouls Allowed (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #9) by Victoria Laurie Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #2) by Ellery Adams Fool Me Once (Tarot Mystery, #2) by Steve Hockensmith A Ghostly Grave (Ghostly Southern Mysteries, #2) by Tonya Kappes A Tale of Two Biddies (League of Literary Ladies #2) by Kylie Logan If You've Got It, Haunt It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1) by Rose Pressey Caught Dead Handed (Witch City Mystery, #1) by Carol J. Perry The Haunted (Ed & Lorraine Warren Book 3) by Ed Warren


message 27: by Brenda (last edited Nov 28, 2015 05:53PM) (new)

Brenda | 123 comments 2015 Autumn Challenge
12/12 Finished

J - (J)anet Evanovich The Scam Finished 10/4/15

A - (A)ngie Fox The Skeleton in the ClosetFinished 11/12/15

C - J.J. (C)ook In Hot Water Finished 10/24/15

K - (K)athleen Bridge Better Homes and Corpses Finished 9/30/15

O - Odds and Ends Finished 11/28/15

L - (L)iz Mugavero The Icing on the Corpse Finished 10/12/15

A - (A)lex Erickson Death by Tea Finished 11/23/15

N - (N)ancy Parra Bodice of Evidence Finished 10/5/15

T - Thread and Gone Finished 10/24/15

R - (R)ose Pressey Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore
Finished 10/10/15

N - (N)ancy Coco To Fudge or Not to Fudge Finished 11/21/15

Better Homes and Corpses (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery) by Kathleen Bridge The Scam (Fox and O'Hare, #4) by Janet Evanovich Bodice of Evidence by Nancy J. Parra Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #3) by Rose Pressey The Icing on the Corpse (Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #3) by Liz Mugavero In Hot Water by J.J. Cook Empty Nest A Birds of a Feather Mystery by Marty Wingate Thread and Gone by Lea Wait The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter, #2) by Angie Fox To Fudge or Not to Fudge (Candy-Coated, #2) by Nancy CoCo Odds and Ends by Audrey Claire Death by Tea by Alex Erickson


message 28: by Marcella (new)

Marcella (sassymarcii) W
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C- Confessed by Colleen Hoover
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message 29: by Lissa (last edited Nov 29, 2015 05:49AM) (new)


message 30: by Jessica (last edited Oct 06, 2015 09:32PM) (new)

Jessica I'm in! 2/9


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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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Chris Baty's No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High- Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
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message 31: by Zoe (last edited Dec 25, 2015 08:18AM) (new)

Zoe (bookwormfromathens) | 699 comments I'm in! Here's my list:
H-How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner - Finished on October 11th
A-Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs - Finished on December 25th
L-When the Cookie Crumbles by Virginia Lowell - Finished on November 15th
L-Meow If It's Murder by T.C. LoTempio -Finished on October 25th
O-On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay - Finished on October 7th
W-Twisted Threads by Lea Wait - Finished on October 21st
E-Chance of a Ghost by E.J. Copperman - Finished on November 29th
E-Poisoned Prose by Ellery Adams - Finished on November 4th
N-Murder Gone A-Rye by Nancy J. Parra - Finished on December 18th

How to Party with a Killer Vampire (Party Planning, #4) by Penny Warner Agony of the Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery, #13) by Laura Childs When the Cookie Crumbles (Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery, #3) by Virginia Lowell Meow If It's Murder by T.C. Lotempio On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay Twisted Threads (Mainely Needlepoint, #1) by Lea Wait Chance of a Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #4) by E.J. Copperman Poisoned Prose (A Books by the Bay Mystery #5) by Ellery Adams Murder Gone A-Rye (A Baker's Treat, #2) by Nancy J. Parra


message 32: by Lynne (new)

Lynne | 86 comments Haven't done a challenge in a while, I think I'll try this one.


message 33: by Carla (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments It is great to see so many people in on this challenge. Good luck everyone and happy reading.


message 34: by Cassi (last edited Oct 04, 2015 06:59PM) (new)

Cassi (fortheloveofbooks1983) | 4 comments I'm in :)


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message 35: by Sherri (last edited Oct 14, 2015 06:25PM) (new)

Sherri F. (readersherrif) | 42 comments Autumn 2015 Spell-it-out Challenge ** Completed 10/12/15 **
September 23 to December 20
Completed: 13/13 (Added add'l word-completed 10/14/15; 18/18)


P: James Patterson, 1st to Die 10/10/15 ★★ 1/2
U: Undead and Unwed. MaryJanice Davidson 10/12/15 ★★★ 1/2
M: Max Allan Collins, Double Dealer 9/25/15 ★★★★
P: Pretty Baby, Mary Kubica 10/6/15 ★★★★
K: Lily King, Euphoria 9/26/15 ★★★★ 1/2
I: Ishmael Beah, Radiance of Tomorrow 10/5/15 ★★★ 1/2
N: Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything 10/3/15 ★★★ 1/2

C: Cold Storage, Alaska, John Straley 10/7/15 ★★★
H: Smith Henderson, Fourth of July Creek 9/24/15 ★★★
I: In Deep Voodoo, Stephanie Bond 10/9/15 ★★★★
L: Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies 9/29/15 ★★★★
L: Louise Rennison, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging 9/30/15 ★★
Y: Yes Please, Amy Poehler 9/3/15 ★★★ 1/2

1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) by James Patterson Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson Double Dealer (CSI Crime Scene Investigation, #1) by Max Allan Collins Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica Euphoria by Lily King Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley In Deep Voodoo (Voodoo in Mojo, #1) by Stephanie Bond Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Added add'l word (GHOST):
G Dorothy Gilman, The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax 9/28/15 ★★★★
H Tami Hoag, Down the Darkest Road 10/9/15 ★★★★
O Obsession in Death, J.D. Robb 10/12/15 ★★★★
S Steven Torres, Precinct Puerto Rico 10/2/15 ★★★ 1/2
T Steven Torres, Burning Precinct Puerto Rico 10/14/15 ★★★★

The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman Down the Darkest Road (Oak Knoll, #3) by Tami Hoag Obsession in Death (In Death, #40) by J.D. Robb Precinct Puerto Rico (Luis Gonzalo, #1) by Steven Torres Burning Precinct Puerto Rico (Luis Gonzalo, #3) by Steven Torres


message 36: by Ashley (last edited Oct 31, 2015 09:53AM) (new)

Ashley (ashielizz) | 450 comments I'm a little late to this one but let's see if I can catch up.

Autumn Challenge
September 23, 2015 to December 20, 2015

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message 37: by Carla (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments Sherri wrote: "Autumn 2015 Spell-it-out Challenge ** Completed 10/12/15 **
September 23 to December 20
Completed: 13/13 (Added add'l word-completed 10/14/15; 18/18)

P: James Patterson, [book:1st to..."


Good job Sherri, you still have time to add more words if you want!


message 38: by Carla (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments I am working on 8 words which requires me to read 66 books. They are of course, various genres. I have read 36 which means I am more than halfway and there are still 53 days out of 89 left. I should be able to make it, but will see. I still do not have a full word yet, but hopefully in a few days I will at least have one. One of the joys of being retired is that I get to read pretty much whenever I want. My booklist is at post #15.


message 39: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 440 comments Finished. I know I have time for another word, but the books I want to read between now and Christmas will not make up any of the words on the list. Not enough vowels, LOL So, I will stick with this being done, and look forward to Christmas.

I hope Eggnog will be on the winter list. I have THREE books coming out that start with G!!! (Hint, hint)


message 40: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Nov 02, 2015 06:53AM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 15054 comments Mod
ROFL... Congrats on finishing, Valerie. As for eggnog . . . guess we'll have to wait and see. :D


message 41: by Carla (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments Good job Valerie.

That was how I ended up with so many words. I would read a book and it would not fit in any of the words I had, so I added another one. I should just give it up and finish the first 3 I started with. I am also getting ready to read my Christmas/Holiday books. I can not believe how many I have accumulated.


message 42: by Carla (last edited Nov 01, 2015 12:23PM) (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments Naomi wrote: "I'm in! 12/12 DONE

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I missed your update Naomi. Nicely done.


message 43: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments Congratulations Naomi! :) Congratulations Valerie! :)


message 44: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3790 comments Mod
Congrats, Naomi! Congras, Valerie!


message 45: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 440 comments Good job, Naomi!


message 46: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 123 comments Yeah - I finished (#27). I was thinking of adding another word but we'll see..it's time to work on the December mini challenge.


message 47: by Carla (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments I have completed AUTUMN, SCARECROW, THANKSGIVING, and APPLES. Post #15

I am still working on GRAVEYARD, SKELETON, BLACKCAT, FOOTBALL and ACORNS. I have a few letters in each word to finish up. We will see if I get anymore complete. I know I gave myself a lofty goal, but that was part of the fun.


message 48: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments Congratulations Brenda! :)


message 49: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3790 comments Mod
Congrats, Brenda! And good luck with the next words, Carla!


message 50: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 123 comments Carla wrote: "I have completed AUTUMN, SCARECROW, THANKSGIVING, and APPLES. Post #15

I am still working on GRAVEYARD, SKELETON, BLACKCAT, FOOTBALL and ACORNS. I have a few letters in each word to finish up. We..."


Wow - congratulations on all you've already accomplished! I'm confident you will finish the rest. :)


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