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message 1: by Steph, Serious series addict (last edited Dec 12, 2021 03:27PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29495 comments "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"
It's a battle of the sexes!

Duration: 3 months (user defined)
Goal: Read 6 books fitting the following categories. Choose two books from each of the three levels listed. Be sure to list your start/stop dates for your challenge.

Levels & Categories

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
VENUS - Book written by a female author
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA


message 2: by Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (last edited Dec 28, 2015 08:13AM) (new)

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) Sounds fun - I'm in!

Start Date 12/6/2016 - 3/6/2015

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero - A Seditious Affair
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine - Deadtown

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author - A Christmas Carol
VENUS - Book written by a female author - Everblue

Level 3: Star of the Show
VENUS - Heroine is the main character - Jamaica Inn
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA - Naughty Neighbor


message 3: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 18, 2016 11:17AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 981 comments SOS: Serious Overload of Series
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Duration:
12/1/2015 - 3/1/2016

Progress: 6 out of 6

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale
- Cover sporting a hottie hero -
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren - **** - 12/15/2015 - 320 Pages
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine -
Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill - *** - 1/17/2016

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - ***** - 12/21/2015 - 291 Pages
VENUS - Book written by a female author
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness - **** - 12/1/2015 - 561 Pages

Level 3: Star of the Show
VENUS
- Heroine is the main character
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu - **** - 12/16/2015 - 312 Pages
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare - ***** - 12/10/2015 - 384 Pages

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2) by Tessa Dare Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) by Chloe Neill


message 4: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 981 comments Done!

SOS: Serious Overload of Series
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Duration:
12/1/2015 - 3/1/2016

Progress: 6 out of 6

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale
- Cover sporting a hottie hero -
Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren - **** - 12/15/2015 - 320 Pages
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine -
Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill - *** - 1/17/2016

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris - ***** - 12/21/2015 - 291 Pages
VENUS - Book written by a female author
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness - **** - 12/1/2015 - 561 Pages

Level 3: Star of the Show
VENUS
- Heroine is the main character
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu - **** - 12/16/2015 - 312 Pages
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare - ***** - 12/10/2015 - 384 Pages

The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2) by Tessa Dare Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) by Chloe Neill


message 5: by Barbara ★ (last edited Mar 16, 2016 12:46PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Duration: January 1 - March 31, 2016


READ: 9/9

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
Shield of Winter - Nalini Singh 1/29
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
Born of Fire - Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/6
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple
Burning Skies - Caris Roane 3/5
Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh Born of Fire (The League, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Burning Skies (Guardians of Ascension, #2) by Caris Roane

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs 1/3
VENUS - Book written by a female author
The Young Elites - Marie Lu 1/11
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team
Sweep in Peace - Ilona Andrews 3/13
Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
Saint Odd - Dean Koontz 1/17
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
Guardian - Jo Anderton 3/6
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA
Eighth Grave After Dark - Darynda Jones 1/18
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, #7) by Dean Koontz Guardian (The Veiled Worlds, #3) by Jo Anderton Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 6: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 24181 comments Hooray, Suzanne!


message 7: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 6 comments Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Duration:
February 1 - May 1, 2016

0/6

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
VENUS - Book written by a female author
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 1241 comments DONE

Duration: 1 Jan 16 - 31 Mar 16
Goal: Read 6 books fitting the following categories. Choose two books from each of the three levels listed. Be sure to list your start/stop dates for your challenge.

Levels & Categories

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero Embrace The Darkness by Alexandra Ivy 17 Feb 2016 ★★★★
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 30 Jan 2016 ★★★★★
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple: Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian 6 Jan 2016 ★★★★★

Embrace The Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #2) by Alexandra Ivy Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #5) by Lara Adrian

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor 10 Feb 2016 ★★
VENUS - Book written by a female author : Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 13 Jan 2016 ★★★★
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews 23 Jan 2016 ★★★★

The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1) by Frank Beddor Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron 21 Feb 2016 ★★★★★
VENUS - Heroine is the main character Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier 3 Feb 2016 ★★★★★
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA - Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian 5 Jan 2016 ★★★★★

Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) by Rachel Aaron Ruby Red (Ruby Red, #1) by Kerstin Gier Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed, #4) by Lara Adrian


message 9: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29495 comments WTG! :)


message 10: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 24181 comments Hooray, Christina!


message 11: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ All done.


READ: 9/9

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
Shield of Winter - Nalini Singh 1/29
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
Born of Fire - Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/6
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple
Burning Skies - Caris Roane 3/5
Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh Born of Fire (The League, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Burning Skies (Guardians of Ascension, #2) by Caris Roane

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs 1/3
VENUS - Book written by a female author
The Young Elites - Marie Lu 1/11
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team
Sweep in Peace - Ilona Andrews 3/13
Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
Saint Odd - Dean Koontz 1/17
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
Guardian - Jo Anderton 3/6
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA
Eighth Grave After Dark - Darynda Jones 1/18
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, #7) by Dean Koontz Guardian (The Veiled Worlds, #3) by Jo Anderton Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 12: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29495 comments WTG, Barbara!


message 13: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 24181 comments Hooray, Barbara!


message 14: by Katie (last edited Apr 08, 2016 07:36PM) (new)

Katie SOS: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
3/21 - 6/21
7/9 read


Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
The Undoing (Call of Crows, #2) by Shelly Laurenston by Shelly Laurenston - 3/31
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan, #1) by Kelly Gay by Kelly Gay - 3/25
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple
Rescue My Heart (Animal Magnetism, #3) by Jill Shalvis by Jill Shalvis - 3/24

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
VENUS - Book written by a female author
Trace's Psychic by Jory Strong - 3/25
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
Darwin's Natural Selection by Katie Allen - 4/8
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs - 4/2
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA
Bear Naked by Dana Marie Bell - 3/27


message 15: by jaxnsmom (last edited May 28, 2017 08:33PM) (new)

jaxnsmom | 16 comments "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"
Duration: 4/22 - 7/21/17
Goal: Read two books from each of the three levels listed.
Completed: 6/6


Levels & Categories

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward J.R. Ward 5/20/17
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple
Borrowing Blue (Made Marian, #1) by Lucy Lennox Lucy Lennox 4/29/17

Level 2: Authored Up
VENUS - Book written by a female author
The Undoing Shelly Laurenston 5/8/17
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team
Working It Riley Hart Devon McCormack

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
Tohrment Lover Reborn J.R. Ward 4/28/17
Ophelia Wylde Of Grave Concern Max McCoy 4/27/17
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA

***COMPLETED***


message 16: by Elaine (last edited May 17, 2017 02:25AM) (new)

Elaine Howlin (elainehowlinbooks) May
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"Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"
It's a battle of the sexes!

Duration: 3 months
Goal: Read 6 books fitting the following categories. Choose two books from each of the three levels listed. Be sure to list your start/stop dates for your challenge.



Levels & Categories
Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero Master of Seduction 4/5/17
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine Hard Bitten 11/5/17
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency 9/5/17
VENUS - Book written by a female author Unmasqued 1/5/17
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 10/5/17
VENUS - Heroine is the main character Drink Deep 17/5/17
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA

Books
Unmasqued by Colette Gale Master of Seduction (Sea Wolves, #1) by Kinley MacGregor Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill


message 17: by Rose (new)

Rose | 6 comments "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"
It's a battle of the sexes!

Duration: 3 months
Goal: Read 6 books fitting the following categories. Choose two books from each of the three levels listed. Be sure to list your start/stop dates for your challenge.

Levels & Categories

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
VENUS - Book written by a female author
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA


message 18: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Challenge Accepted: May 7, 2017
Challenge Completed: August 6, 2017

Levels & Categories

Level 1: Cover Love
MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple

Level 2: Authored Up
MARS - Book written by a male author
VENUS - Book written by a female author
HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team

Level 3: Star of the Show
MARS - Hero is the main character
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA


message 19: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 24181 comments Hooray, Twist!


message 20: by Daphne (last edited Mar 01, 2020 04:06PM) (new)

Daphne (bythepen) | 77 comments Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Challenge
Duration: Dec 25, 2019 - Mar 25, 2020
Progress: 6/6


Level 1: Cover Love
VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine


Silver Staked (The Blood Borne #1) by Shannon Mayer - Read

HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple

Scaling Her Dragon (Paranormal Dating Agency, #8) by Milly Taiden - Read

Level 2: Authored Up
VENUS - Book written by a female author


Solstice by Jane Redd - Read

HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team

One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews - Read

Level 3: Star of the Show
VENUS - Heroine is the main character


Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) by Charlaine Harris - Read

HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA

The Glass Mermaid (The Chancellor Fairy Tales Volume 1) by Melanie Karsak - Read


message 21: by Daphne (new)

Daphne (bythepen) | 77 comments Done! (Message 20)


message 22: by Steph, Serious series addict (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 29495 comments WTG, Daphne!


message 23: by LaurLa (last edited May 31, 2020 08:17AM) (new)

LaurLa | 720 comments Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
May - July

My Mars-Venus Challenge (msg 23)


Level 1: Cover Love
Royally Yours (Royally, #4) by Emma Chase Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Baby, I'm Back! by Laurie Kellogg
🍬MARS/Hot Tamale ~ Hottie hero cover ~ Royally Yours ~ 05.26 ★★★★
🍬VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names ~ Kick ass heroine cover ~ Moon Called ~ 05.12 ★★★★
🍬HAPPY MEDIUM ~ Couple cover ~ Baby, I'm Back! ~ 05.30 ★★★


Level 2: Authored Up
Found (Cinderella's Secret Diaries #3) by Ron Vitale Your Love Is Mine (Maine Sullivans, #1; The Sullivans, #19) by Bella Andre Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy, #3.5) by Ilona Andrews
🍬MARS ~ Book written by a male author ~ Found ~ 05.03 ★★★
🍬VENUS ~ Book written by a female author ~ Your Love Is Mine ~ 05.02 ★★★★
🍬HAPPY MEDIUM ~ Book written by a female/male team ~ Diamond Fire ~ 05.21 ★★★★


Level 3: Star of the Show
Defiance (Masters of the Shadowlands, #13.5) by Cherise Sinclair High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5) by Janet Evanovich Lady Be Good (Wynette, Texas #2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
🍬MARS ~ Hero is the main character ~ Defiance ~ 05.14 ★★★★
🍬VENUS ~ Heroine is the main character ~ High Five ~ 05.26 ★★★★
🍬HAPPY MEDIUM ~ Hero & heroine are both MCs and share an HEA ~ Lady Be Good ~ 05.05 ★★★★


message 24: by Marla (last edited Nov 29, 2020 01:20PM) (new)

 Marla | 220 comments Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Duration: 6/1/20 - 8/31/20
Progress: 8 of 6

Levels & Categories

Level 1: Cover Love
❤️ MARS/Hot Tamale - Cover sporting a hottie hero
No Place to Run (KGI, #2) by Maya Banks by Maya Banks (8/4/20)
Rejected:
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare Winter Trials (Northern Witch, #1) by K.S. Marsden Risk It All (Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters #2) by Katie Ruggle Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors, #8) by Rebecca Zanetti
❤️ VENUS/Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names - Cover sporting a kick ass heroine
Twice the Temptation (Samantha Jellicoe, #4) by Suzanne Enoch by Suzanne Enoch (7/14/20)
❤️ HAPPY MEDIUM - Cover sporting a couple
Fierce Alpha (Chimeric Alphas, #1) by Sara Spark by Sara Spark (6/27/20) ~ menage a tres couple

Level 2: Authored Up
❤️ MARS - Book written by a male author
Reliquary by Douglas Preston (6/19/20)
❤️ VENUS - Book written by a female author
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (6/7/20)
❤️ HAPPY MEDIUM - Book written by a female/male team
Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love by Zak George with Dina Roth Port (7/10/20)

Level 3: Star of the Show
❤️ MARS - Hero is the main character
Golden Son by Pierce Brown (6/18/20)
VENUS - Heroine is the main character
❤️ HAPPY MEDIUM - Hero & heroine are both main characters and share an HEA
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center (6/23/20)


message 25: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 720 comments Challenge complete!!
Updated post: My Mars-Venus Challenge (msg 23)


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