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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
For our Summer Seasonal Challenge we're going to try something a little different! Let's do My Favourite Book Challenge in Summer



How It Works:
1)
. Take the name of your favourite book (or any book you really love if you can't choose a favourite) and read a book that starts with each letter of that book . It’s that simple!

2). If you finish your first title quickly, challenge yourself to choose your second favourite book title and start over! See how many of your favourite book titles you can complete! :)

3). To make it more challenging, try to choose books relating to Summer - title, cover or content...

4). Ideally your book won't be something like It or Us (for obvious reasons!)

Example:
If your favourite book is Gone Girl this is how your choices could look:

G – Gravity by Tess Gerritsen
O – One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
N – Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
E – Emergency Response by Nicki Edwards

G – A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine
I – Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon
R – Resurrected, Restitution by Fran Shaff
L – Lost Girls by Angela Marsons



Kick back, relax and enjoy the summer sun whilst reading up a storm!!


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
I love it Rita!!!


message 3: by Nikki (new)

Nikki (itsnikkireads) | 1 comments Such a creative idea :) I'll have to pick an absolute favourite book or two now lol


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 226 comments I'll have to work out a book. Think I'll just go with a 5 star from this year. Too many books I like to pick just one as the standout of all time.


message 5: by Christy (new)

Christy (mrscrich) | 216 comments Great challenge - nothing more fun than choosing the books!!


message 6: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jan 18, 2016 02:22AM) (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Favourite Book - Ronan's Echo by Joanne van Os



R -- The River House by Janita Cunnington 3s
O -- One Mile Under by Andrew Gross 4s
N -- The North Water: A Novel by Ian McGuire 2s
A -- American Blood by Ben Sanders 3s
N -- Night Flight by Donna Ball 5s
S -- The Silk Thief by Deborah Challinor 5s

E -- Emma's Secret by Steena Holmes 4.5s
C -- City of Bones by Michael Connelly 5s
H -- The Hunted by James Phelan 5s
O -- ON by Jon Puckridge 1.5s


The River House by Janita Cunnington One Mile Under by Andrew Gross The North Water by Ian McGuire American Blood by Ben Sanders Night Flight by Donna Ball The Silk Thief (Convict Girls #3) by Deborah Challinor Emma's Secret (Finding Emma, #2) by Steena Holmes City of Bones (Harry Bosch, #8) by Michael Connelly The Hunted (Jed Walker, #2) by James Phelan ON by Jon Puckridge


and a second if I can:)

2nd favourite book - Descent by Tim Johnston

D
-- 14th Deadly Sin: by James Patterson 4.5s
E -- Enchanted Island by Ellie O'Neill 5s
S --Shadows of the Heart by Lee Christine 5s
C -- Cross My Heart by James Patterson 4.5s
E -- E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton 4s
N -- The Naked Room by Diana Hockley 5s
T -- Tempting Fate by Erin Moira O'Hara 5s

14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club 14) by James Patterson The Enchanted Island by Ellie O'Neill Shadows of the Heart (A Bindarra Creek Romance #2) by Lee Christine Cross My Heart (Alex Cross 21) by James Patterson E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, #5) by Sue Grafton The Naked Room (Susan Prescott #1) by Diana Hockley Tempting Fate (A Bindarra Creek Romance #8) by Erin Moira O'Hara

All subject to change as usual:) Can't wait to start!!!!


message 7: by Ilene (new)

Ilene Greenwell | 1 comments Great idea! Would love hints on Aussie Authors...I'm in the USA. Love Lianne Moriarty.


message 8: by ☼♄Jülie  (last edited Feb 29, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

☼♄Jülie  | 6003 comments Summer Challenge - 1/12/15 - 29/2/16**


A Favourite Book:
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

L .... Lessons in Loving by Peter McAra 
E .... Evil Games by Angela Marsons 
T .... Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler 
T .... The Clairvoyant's Glasses by Helen Goltz 
E .... Endless by Amanda Gray
R .... Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
S .... The Soldier's Wife by Pamela Hart 

F .... Frontier Incursion by Leonie Rogers
R .... Running Against the Tide by Amanda Ortlepp 
O .... Oddfellows by Nicholas Shakespeare 
M .... Mark of the Dragon Queen by Katie W. Stewart 

S .... Spirits of the Ghan by Judy Nunn 
K .... The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Y .... A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
E .... As Ever, Pudd by Anita Ann Caruso* 

Lessons in Loving by Peter McAra Evil Games (D.I. Kim Stone, #2) by Angela Marsons Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler The Clairvoyant's Glasses by Helen Goltz Endless by Amanda Gray Resurrection Bay (Caleb Zelic, #1) by Emma Viskic The Soldier's Wife by Pamela Hart

Fall by Candice Fox Running Against the Tide by Amanda Ortlepp Oddfellows by Nicholas Shakespeare Mark of the Dragon Queen by Katie W. Stewart

Spirits of the Ghan by Judy Nunn The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS Exclusive Chapter Sampler by Sarah Winman As Ever, Pudd by Anita Ann Caruso

*Subject to change.


message 9: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Ilene wrote: "Great idea! Would love hints on Aussie Authors...I'm in the USA. Love Lianne Moriarty."

Check the Aussie author recommendations thread, the bookshelf (right hand side of the group's home page) etc Ilene:) Great to have you with us!


message 11: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Excellent Kerri!


message 12: by Becky (new)

Becky Johnson (beczendiva) | 3 comments Great idea!! Now to choose my fave book lol


message 13: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Nov 14, 2015 04:47PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 877 comments Will have to give some thought to this. My favourites depend on my mood.

Bet nobody picks My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises even if it is the favourite, eh? :)


message 14: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 1994 comments Great challenge once again Brenda. Will have to think it over a bit and see which of my favourite books ( I have a few) lend themselves the best to books I may want to read in the next few months.


message 15: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
PattyMacDotComma wrote: "Will have to give some thought to this. My favourites depend on my mood.

Bet nobody picks My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises even if it is the favourite, eh? :)"


We were discussing this and others with HUGE titles Patty;) lol


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message 17: by ☼♄Jülie  (last edited Nov 14, 2015 04:52PM) (new)

☼♄Jülie  | 6003 comments PattyMacDotComma wrote: "Will have to give some thought to this. My favourites depend on my mood.

Bet nobody picks My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises even if it is the favourite, eh? :)"


Hahahalol!! Patty ;D


message 18: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Steve wrote: "Yeah, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is clearly my favourite book. :-P"

LOL!!! I dare you Steve;)


message 19: by Marianne (last edited Nov 14, 2015 04:54PM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 6047 comments Oh boy, I'll have to think of a shorter title than The Time Traveler's Wife ..... far too many books to commit to


message 20: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
LOL! I'm sure you have many Marianne;)


message 21: by Mell (new)

Mell (mellrouvray) | 316 comments This is a cool idea! I will come back and edit.

I'm going to be traveling overseas for a big chunk of summer so will have to take this into consideration when I pick my 'favourite' book haha


message 23: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
"The" can be left out or used so that's OK Amanda:) You'll need to change your "I" and "X" though - you have plenty of time to search:) Great list!


message 24: by Lynxie (last edited Feb 28, 2016 06:10PM) (new)

Lynxie | 680 comments Oooh... Great challenge!! I should be in for this :D

I've picked Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan.

P - Paladin ★★★★☆
E - Endlessly ★★★☆☆
R - Republic ★★★★☆
C - Captive Prince: Volume Two ★★★★★
E - Everflame ★★☆☆☆
P - Prison Nation out of What Tomorrow May Bring ★★★☆☆
L - Lord Somerton's Heir ★★★★☆
I - In the Absence of Light ★★★☆☆
Q - Queen of Arlin ★★☆☆☆
U - Underwater
I - In the Enemy's Service
S - Stitch out of What Tomorrow May Bring

That's going to be a tough one to get through.


message 25: by Steve (last edited Jan 30, 2016 04:12PM) (new)

Steve | 812 comments I think I have to pick Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop as my favourite book.

My list:

Q Q-Squared by Peter David ★★★★☆
U Unseen Academicals (Discworld, #37; Rincewind #8) by Terry Pratchett ★★★★★
E The Edge by Dick Francis ★★★★☆
E Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett ★★★★☆
N North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell ★★☆☆☆

O Star Trek Mirror Universe Obsidian Alliances by Keith R.A. DeCandido ★★★☆☆
F Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) by Jim Butcher ★★★★☆

T The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré ★★☆☆☆
H Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh ★★★★☆
E Embryo (A Rainey & Levine Thriller, Book 1) by J.A. Schneider ★★★★☆

D Don't Look Down (Samantha Jellicoe, #2) by Suzanne Enoch ★★★★★
A The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2) by Eoin Colfer ★★★★☆
R Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2) by Elizabeth Wein ★★★★☆
K The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson ★★★★★
N Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) by Andrea Cremer ] ★★☆☆☆
E Evil Genius (Genius, #1) by Catherine Jinks ★★★☆☆
S Song of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, #1) by Sara Creasy ★★★☆☆
S Shatter (Joseph O'Loughlin #3) by Michael Robotham ★★★★★


message 26: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Woohoo! 18 books! Well done Steve:)


message 27: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 6047 comments Brenda wrote: "LOL! I'm sure you have many Marianne;)"

Sure, but I would like to work through my TBR at the same time!


message 28: by Ace (new)

Ace (aceonroam) | 1450 comments I'll give it a try even though it's winter approaching here. I'll try to find a short titled favourite so I can have a chance of competing with you guys. My Grandmother sends... the Girl who circumnavigated... hahaha you're a funny bunch!!


message 29: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Nov 14, 2015 05:14PM) (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Marianne wrote: "Brenda wrote: "LOL! I'm sure you have many Marianne;)"

Sure, but I would like to work through my TBR at the same time!"


Yes that's the idea:) I have done it completely with mine - not one book I don't own!


message 31: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
❄❄ Ace ❄❄ wrote: "I'll give it a try even though it's winter approaching here. I'll try to find a short titled favourite so I can have a chance of competing with you guys. My Grandmother sends... the Girl who circum..."

Not TOO short Ace;)


message 32: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 7745 comments Mod
Nicely done Janine:)


message 33: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Great choices Janine:)


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Some great ones there Zoey!


message 36: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 7745 comments Mod
Good choices Zoey:)


message 38: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Excellent Ace:) lol!!!


message 39: by Steve (new)

Steve | 812 comments I'm all done creating my list, that was fun. Sadly, the next few In Death don't match up. :-(


message 40: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Steve wrote: "I'm all done creating my list, that was fun. Sadly, the next few In Death don't match up. :-("

Well done! Some of them are tricky with their obscure titles! And I guess unless you choose a fav with an I in it, they won't work:(


message 41: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 1994 comments Zoey wrote: "My favourite book is Cross Stitch also known as Outlander But Cross Stitch is what I first read it as plus it has more letters, so I will go with that :)

C [book:Club D..."


That's one of my favourites too Zoey and was tossing up which of the two titles to use. I think it may depend on which title ties in best with books on my TBR. You've done well with your selections.


message 42: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 1994 comments RitaSkeeter wrote: "I haz headache. Can anyone recommend a good book starting with 'Y'? I've looked through a couple of listopias and nothing is grabbing me."

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks is one of my favourites Rita. Didn't check to see whether you've read it though.


message 43: by Susan (new)

Susan Thompson | 2 comments I love Gone With The Wind and Jane Eyre. Think I have my one and two choices. Off to find books with those letters!


message 44: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "I love Gone With The Wind and Jane Eyre. Think I have my one and two choices. Off to find books with those letters!"

Make sure you link them all Susan:)

Gone with the Wind is a great book! Jane Eyre is another popular one:)


message 45: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
RitaSkeeter wrote: "I haz headache. Can anyone recommend a good book starting with 'Y'? I've looked through a couple of listopias and nothing is grabbing me."

Sorry missed this question Rita...sorry for the headache!

You by Caroline Kepnes
quite a large number starting with "yes"...
Yesterday
Yesterday
Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1
Yesterday's Sun
haven't read any of those - just random pickings...


message 46: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Nov 14, 2015 06:26PM) (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Amanda wrote: "Great Expectations

G - The Great Gatsby
R - The Retribution of Mara Dyer
E - The Evolution of Mara Dyer
A - . ..."


Amanda I found one for your X - XO by Jeffery Deaver :)


message 47: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Awesome Rita! I'm just going through all my books for you:)


message 48: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Haha! Yes the "E" gets me too! Surprisingly!


message 49: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61059 comments Mod
Me too!!!


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