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Barbara ★ 16 in 2016
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

✔1. Serious Series Addiction ~ COMPLETE!
Read 20 books from 16 different series
✔1. X - Sue Grafton 1/10
✔2. The Young Elites - Marie Lu 1/11
✔3. Backlash - D.L. Thomas 1/15
✔4. Lost Highlander - Cassidy Cayman 1/16
✔5. A Potion to Die For - Heather Blake 1/21
✔6. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires - Molly Harper 1/26
✔7. The Girl in 6E - A.R. Torre 2/7
✔8. An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris 2/10
✔9. Big Stone Gap - Adriana Trigiani 2/16
✔10. The Penalty Box - Deidre Martin 2/21
✔11. Haunted - Kay Hooper 2/24
✔12. Ecstasy Bound - Ruth Kerce 2/27
✔13. Drowning Mermaids - Nadia Scrieva 3/12
✔14. Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell 3/21
✔15. The Girl in the Spider's Web - David Lagercrantz 3/27
✔16. Night Marchers - Rebecca Gober 4/25
✔17. Mother's Day Murder - Leslie Meier 4/30
✔18. Jungle Freakn' Bride - Eve Langlais 5/17
✔19. Pies and Prejudice - Ellery Adams 5/20
✔20. Death Row - William Bernhardt 5/29
X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu Backlash by D.L. Thomas Lost Highlander (Lost Highlander, #1) by Cassidy Cayman A Potion to Die For (Magic Potion Mystery #1) by Heather Blake The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half-Moon Hollow, #1) by Molly Harper The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1) by A.R. Torre An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3) by Charlaine Harris Big Stone Gap (Big Stone Gap, #1) by Adriana Trigiani The Penalty Box (New York Blades, #4) by Deirdre Martin Haunted (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #15) by Kay Hooper Ecstasy Bound (Xylon Warriors, #4) by Ruth D. Kerce Drowning Mermaids (Sacred Breath, #1) by Nadia Scrieva Depraved Heart (Kay Scarpetta, #23) by Patricia Cornwell The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz Night Marchers (Night Marchers, #1) by Rebecca Gober Mother's Day Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #15) by Leslie Meier Jungle Freakn' Bride (Freakn' Shifters, #5) by Eve Langlais Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams Death Row (Ben Kincaid, #12) by William Bernhardt

✔2. How I ❤ Thee ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books by your favorite author, from your favorite series, in your favorite genre and/or featuring your favorite supernatural being
✔1. Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews 10/30
✔2. Nemesis - Catherine Coulter 5/26
✔3. Vision in Silver - Anne Bishop 7/19
✔4. The Liar - Nora Roberts 1/13
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews Nemesis by Catherine Coulter Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop The Liar by Nora Roberts

3. Supe of the Day
Read 16 books / 2 for each supernatural being ~ COMPLETE!
- Magically-inclined: any magic user, witch, wizard, mage, druid, sorcerer
✔1. Turn Coat - Jim Butcher 7/23
✔2. Child of the Prophecy - Juliet Marillier 1/30
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters, #3) by Juliet Marillier

- Shifter: wolf, feline, bear, dragon, gargoyle or other ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Stone Cold Lover - Christine Warren (gargoyle) 8/16
✔2. Dragon Fall - Katie MacAlister (dragon) 3/11
Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles, #2) by Christine Warren Dragon Fall (Dragon Falls, #1) by Katie MacAlister

- Vampire: full vamp, ½ vamp or dhampir ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Under a Vampire Moon - Lynsay Sands 2/20
✔2. Vampire Most Wanted - Lynsay Sands 6/27
Under a Vampire Moon (Argeneau #16) by Lynsay Sands Vampire Most Wanted (Argeneau, #20) by Lynsay Sands

- Fae: any type, light/dark, seelie/unseelie, ½ human or Changeling ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Tithe - Holly Black 1/7
✔2. Iron & Velvet - Alexis Hall 2/5
Tithe A Modern Faerie Tale (Modern Faerie Tales, #1) by Holly Black Iron & Velvet (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator, #1) by Alexis Hall

- Angel: angel, ½ human or Nephilim, Seraphim ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Possession - J.R. Ward 3/20
✔2. Immortal - J.R. Ward 6/2
Possession (Fallen Angels, #5) by J.R. Ward Immortal (Fallen Angels, #6) by J.R. Ward

- Demon: full demon, ½ human or Cambion ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Eighth Grave After Dark - Darynda Jones (demon) 1/18
✔2. The Dirt on Ninth Grave - Darynda Jones (demon) 2/12
Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9) by Darynda Jones

- Human with Abilities: psychic, telekinetic, empath, etc.. ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Thirty and a Half Excuses - Denise Grover Swank (psychic) 8/6
✔2. Thirty-One and a Half Regrets - Denise Grover Swank (psychic) 9/23
Thirty and a Half Excuses (Rose Gardner Mystery #3) by Denise Grover Swank Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (Rose Gardner Mystery #4) by Denise Grover Swank

- Other: elemental, phoenix, unicorn, immortal, god/goddess, etc. ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Nightwalker - Allyson James (god/goddess) 6/26
✔2. Menagerie - Rachel Vincent (unusual shifters) 7/6
Nightwalker (Stormwalker, #4) by Allyson James Menagerie (Menagerie, #1) by Rachel Vincent

✔4. Genre Relations ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books within one or all of the following genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi Romance, and/or Fantasy
✔1. [Sci-Fi Rom] The Family Trade - Charles Stross 2/25
✔2. [UF] Dragon Justice - Laura Ann Gilman 2/21
✔3. [Sci-Fi Rom] Born of Ice - Sherrilyn Kenyon 2/23
✔4. [Fantasy] A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin 3/19
The Family Trade (The Merchant Princes, #1) by Charles Stross Dragon Justice (Paranormal Scene Investigations #4) by Laura Anne Gilman Born of Ice (The League, #3; Nemesis Legacy - Gen 2, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3) by George R.R. Martin

✔5. Fiction2Film ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. [Game of Thrones]A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin 10/10
✔2. [Rizzoli & Isles] Last to Die - Tess Gerritsen 6/24
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10) by Tess Gerritsen

✔6. Happy Birthday! ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books published in 2016
✔1. Shadow Rites - Faith Hunter (4/5/16) 5/10
✔2. Fire Touched - Patricia Briggs (3/8/16) 4/18
✔3. The Darkest Torment - Gena Showalter (5/31/16) 6/17
✔4. League of Dragons - Naomi Novik (6/14/16) 6/20
Shadow Rites (Jane Yellowrock, #10) by Faith Hunter Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld, #12) by Gena Showalter League of Dragons (Temeraire, #9) by Naomi Novik

✔7. Climbing Mt. TBR ~ COMPLETE!
Read 8 books: 4 books you added to your TBR list in 2015; 2 books added in 2014; 1 book added in 2013 and 1 book added prior to 2013
✔1. [2015-Aug]The Night Sister - Jennifer McMahon 1/13
✔2. [2015-Oct]All I Want - Jill Shalvis 1/12
✔3. [2015-Apr]Beauty's Kingdom - A.N. Roquelaure 1/4
✔4. [2015-Oct]Revived - Cat Patrick 3/13
✔5. [2014-May]The Great Zoo of China - Matthew Reilly 1/2
✔6. [2014-Jun]Shield of Winter - Nalini Singh 1/29
✔7. [2013-Nov]The Highway - C.J. Box 3/16
✔8. [2012-Nov]Congo - Michael Crichton 3/6
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon All I Want (Animal Magnetism, #7) by Jill Shalvis Beauty's Kingdom (Sleeping Beauty #4) by A.N. Roquelaure Revived by Cat Patrick The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh The Highway (Cody Hoyt, #2; Cassie Dewell, #1) by C.J. Box Congo by Michael Crichton

✔8. Job Related ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books featuring a character who has a job in any of the following categories:
- Uniformed: military, fire fighter, law enforcement
- Medical: doctor, nurse, paramedic
- School: teacher/professor or student
- For Hire: assassin, hunter, mercenary, nanny, any trade job (landscaper, etc)
- Behind a Counter: librarian, barista, misc sales or management
- Law: lawyer, judge, paralegal
✔1. [Uniformed: Detective] Devoted in Death - J.D. Robb 6/13
✔2. [For Hire: Bounty Hunter] Born of Fire - Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/6
✔3. [Law:Assistant DA} [book:Terminal City|18693651] - Linda Fairstein 2/16
✔4. [Medical:Medical Examiner]Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell 3/21
Devoted in Death (In Death, #41) by J.D. Robb Born of Fire (The League, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper, #16) by Linda Fairstein Depraved Heart (Kay Scarpetta, #23) by Patricia Cornwell


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 31, 2016 03:20PM) (new)

Barbara ★ 16 in 2016 Continued...



✔9. Color Coded ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books featuring any of the following colors
- Primary Colors: Red, Blue and Yellow
- Secondary Colors: Purple, Orange or Green
✔1. Dark Sapphire - Lisa Jackson 3/9
✔2. Silenced - Allison Brennan 4/15
✔3. Dragon Soul - Katie MacAlister 6/7
✔4. Paper and Fire - Rachel Caine 8/14
Dark Sapphire (Dark Jewels Trilogy, #3) by Lisa Jackson Silenced (Lucy Kincaid, #4) by Allison Brennan Dragon Soul (Dragon Falls, #3) by Katie MacAlister Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine

✔10. iSpy ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books featuring any of the following items in the TITLE
- Weapon: knife, sword, arrow, dart, poison, blade, razor
- Five Senses: sight, sound, touch, scent, taste
- Things that Grow: flower, tree, rose, orchid, garden, lily, forest, seed, thorn, ivy
- Time of Day: morning, noon, night, evening, midnight, twilight, dusk, dawn
- Emotion/Feeling: love, hate, pride, passion, desire, fear, envy
✔1. [Desire]Circle of Desire - Keri Arthur 9/17
✔2. [Midnight]Edge of Midnight - Charlene Weir 10/19
✔3. [Poison]Poison Princess - Kresley Cole 7/31
✔4. [Sight]Edge of Sight - Roxanne St. Claire 9/9
Circle of Desire (Damask Circle, #3) by Keri Arthur Edge of Midnight (Susan Wren, #7) by Charlene Weir Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1) by Kresley Cole Edge of Sight (The Guardian Angelinos, #1) by Roxanne St. Claire

✔11. Best of ... ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books from either/both of the following lists: SOS' Best of UF Series Listopia and/or SOS' Best of PNR Series Listopia (Both lists contain the first-in-series book only, however you may read any book within any series listed on either list)
✔1. [PNR #21] Rapture - J.R. Ward 2/28
✔2. [PNR #50]Bound by Flame - Anne Windsor 8/10
✔3. [UF #7] Small Favor - Jim Butcher 6/14
✔4. [UF #16]Jason - Laurell K. Hamilton 12/29
Rapture (Fallen Angels, #4) by J.R. Ward Bound by Flame (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood, #2) by Anna Windsor Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #23) by Laurell K. Hamilton

✔12. Seasons of Love ~ COMPLETE!
Read 4 books, 1 for each season
WINTER ~ Read 1 book in either category
✔❉ Series # correlates to one of your region's "winter months"
[#12 December]Changes - Jim Butcher 8/24

SPRING ~ Read 1 book in either category
✔❀ First book in a new-to-you series
The Dragon Keeper - Robin Hobb 1/23

SUMMER ~ Read 1 book in either category
✔❂ ½ nekked dude/tte on the cover
Straddling the Line- Jaci Burton 3/14

FALL ~ Read 1 book in either category
✔✣ Orange cover
Dead Heat - Allison Brennan 8/27
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher The Dragon Keeper (Rain Wild Chronicles, #1) by Robin Hobb Straddling the Line (Play by Play, #8) by Jaci Burton Dead Heat by Allison Brennan

✔13. Orderly ~ COMPLETE!
Read 2 series books one for each of the following:
- SIX: Read book #6 in a series
- TEEN: Read book #TEEN (13-19) in a series
✔1. [#6] Born of Silence - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/16
✔2. [#19] One Lucky Vampire - Lynsay Sands 5/31
Born of Silence (The League, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau, #19) by Lynsay Sands

✔14. Double Decker ~ COMPLETE!
Draw 8 cards from two randomly shuffled card decks. Enter 8 cards from 2 decks, select all suits, number cards only, no jokers. Read 1 series book for each card drawn: # = # of the book within a series; Hearts and Diamonds = PNR; Spades and Clubs = UF.
EXAMPLE: Ace Spades = Book #1 in a UF series, Eight of Hearts = Book #8 in a PNR series, etc.
✔1. [Ace-Diamonds/PNR] Heart of Stone - Christine Warren 7/5
✔2. [7-Diamonds/PNR] Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz 4/13
✔3. [8-Hearts/PNR] Viking in Love - Sandra Hill 3/3
✔4. [2-Clubs/UF] Sweep in Peace - Ilona Andrews 3/13
✔5. [6-Hearts/PNR] Gates of Rapture - Caris Roane 6/10
✔6. [7-Hearts/PNR] Invision - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/30
✔7. [2-Spades/UF] Ghosts & Echoes - Lyn Benedict 4/28
✔8. [7-Spades/UF] White Night - Jim Butcher 5/4
Heart of Stone (Gargoyles, #1) by Christine Warren Fired Up (Arcane Society, #7; Dreamlight Trilogy, #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz Viking in Love (Viking I, #8) by Sandra Hill Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews Gates of Rapture (Guardians of Ascension, #6) by Caris Roane Invision (Chronicles of Nick, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Ghosts & Echoes (Shadows Inquiries #2) by Lyn Benedict White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher

✔15. Bad Boys and Bad-Ass Girls ~ COMPLETE!
Flip a coin (you can choose any coin, just make sure it's one you can identify heads or tails)
- Heads: Read 4 books featuring a bad-ass heroine
- Tails: Read 4 books featuring a bad boy hero
✔1. [Tails] Full Throttle - Julie Ann Walker 1/31
✔2. [Tails] Bound to Darkness - Lara Adrian 2/2
✔3. [Tails] Dark Emerald - Lisa Jackson 2/27
✔4. [Tails] The Hotter You Burn - Gena Showalter 4/3
Full Throttle (Black Knights Inc., #7) by Julie Ann Walker Bound to Darkness (Midnight Breed #13) by Lara Adrian Dark Emerald by Lisa Jackson The Hotter You Burn (The Original Heartbreakers, #2) by Gena Showalter

✔16. Year of the Monkey (Source) ~ COMPLETE!
Read 1 book (6 total) with title, author's first or last name, or series beginning with each the following letters: M-O-N-K-E-Y
✔M: My Lady Quicksilver - Bec McMaster 3/17
✔O: Odd Interlude - Dean Koontz 2/13
✔N: No Limits - Alison Kent 7/16
✔K: Born of Fury - Sherrilyn Kenyon 7/15
✔E: Pies and Prejudice - Ellery Adams 5/20
✔Y: You Can Run... - Carlene Thompson 1/9
My Lady Quicksilver (London Steampunk, #3) by Bec McMaster Odd Interlude A Special Odd Thomas Adventure by Dean Koontz No Limits (Smithson Group SG-5, #10) by Alison Kent Born of Fury (The League, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams You Can Run... by Carlene Thompson

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Read 2 books that fit any of the following:
- Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8 (series number)
- Lucky Colors: white, gold, blue (cover color)
- Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums (cover item)
- Lucky Directions: north, northwest, west (setting)
✔1. [#7]7 Brides for 7 Bodies - Stephanie Bond 6/25
✔2. [white]Dragonmark - Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/3
7 Brides for 7 Bodies (Body Movers, #7) by Stephanie Bond Dragonmark (Dark-Hunter, #26; Dragons Rising, #1; Lords of Avalon, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 4: by Barbara ★ (last edited Nov 30, 2016 10:54PM) (new)

Barbara ★ 2015's Best of the Best
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016

READ: 15/16

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015:
Saint Odd - Dean Koontz 1/17
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, #7) by Dean Koontz

Amazon's Best Books of 2015:
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin 3/19
The Aeronaut's Windlass - Jim Butcher 10/1
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3) by George R.R. Martin The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher

Amazon's Best Books of 2015:
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs 1/3
Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs

B&N's The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy of 2015:
Vision in Silver - Ann Bishop 7/19
Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop

The Washington Post's Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2015:
The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin 11/28 DNF
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin

2015 RT Book Reviewers' Choice Award Nominees Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal:
Eighth Grave After Dark - Darynda Jones 1/18
Born of Defiance - Sherrilyn Kenyon 7/28
Wicked Ever After - Delilah Dawson 6/28
Dead Heat - Patricia Briggs 8/5
Feel the Burn - G.A. Aiken 4/13
Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine 7/25
The Library at Mount Char - Scott Hawkins 5/24
Time Salvager - Wesley Chu 7/15
Menagerie - Rachel Vincent 7/6
Of Silk and Steam - Bec McMaster 8/20
Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones Born of Defiance (The League, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Wicked Ever After (Blud, #4) by Delilah S. Dawson Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4) by Patricia Briggs Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin, #8) by G.A. Aiken Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins Time Salvager (Time Salvager #1) by Wesley Chu Menagerie (Menagerie, #1) by Rachel Vincent Of Silk and Steam (London Steampunk, #5) by Bec McMaster


message 5: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 27, 2016 10:10AM) (new)

Barbara ★
January Challenge

READ: 6/6

LEVEL 1: Fallen Behind? Catch-up! (1 book)
✔Read 1 book in a series (you've already started) that has a new release coming out in 2016
Eighth Grave After Dark - Darynda Jones (#9 pub 1/5/2016)
Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones 1/18

LEVEL 2: New Possibilities (2 books)
Read 2 books written by a new-to-you author or in a new-to-you series
✔1. The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities - Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (new author) 1/22
✔2. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires - Molly Harper (new series) 1/26
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists by Ann VanderMeer The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow, #1) by Molly Harper

LEVEL 3: Bright, Shiny & still sorta New (3 books)
Read 3 books published in 2015 that you didn't get to before year's end
✔1. Vixen 03 - Clive Cussler 1/14
✔2. The Young Elites - Marie Lu 1/11
✔3. Night Probe! - Clive Cussler 1/10
Vixen 03 (Dirk Pitt, #4) by Clive Cussler The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu Night Probe! (Dirk Pitt, #6) by Clive Cussler

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ January Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔COLOR: Yellow cover: Brighter Than the Sun - Darynda Jones 1/31
✔ITEM #2: 1st Shrine Visit (Building): Lost Highlander - Cassidy Cayman 1/16

Brighter Than the Sun (Charley Davidson #8.5) by Darynda Jones Lost Highlander (Lost Highlander, #1) by Cassidy Cayman

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January Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Eighth Grave After Dark - Darynda Jones 1/18
✔2. NEW ADULT or YA: Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs 1/3

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★
Valentine's Day Duel ~ Resurrected

READ: 7/10

"Valentine's Day is So Romantic!"
✔1: paranormal romance: Shards of Hope - Nalini Singh 2/12
✔2: contemporary romance: The Closer You Come - Gena Showalter 2/9
✔ 3: sci-fi romance: Born of Ice - Sherrilyn Kenyon 2/23
✔ 4: historical romance: Dark Emerald - Lisa Jackson 2/27
5: erotic romance: Stud - Cheryl Brooks
Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling, #14) by Nalini Singh The Closer You Come (The Original Heartbreakers, #1) by Gena Showalter Born of Ice (The League, #3; Nemesis Legacy - Gen 2, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Emerald (Dark Jewels Trilogy, #2) by Lisa Jackson Stud (Cat Star Chronicles, #8) by Cheryl Brooks

"Screw Valentine's Day: I'm Just Waiting for the Marked-Down Chocolates on Feb 15th!"
✔ 1: urban fantasy: Dragon Justice - Laura Ann Gilman 2/21
✔ 2: murder mystery: The Girl in 6E - A.R. Torre 2/7
3: thriller: The Girl in the Spider's Web - David Lagercrantz
4: dystopian: Divergent - Veronica Roth
✔ 5: cozy mystery: Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea - Nancy Atherton 2/4
Dragon Justice (Paranormal Scene Investigations #4) by Laura Anne Gilman The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1) by A.R. Torre The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by David Lagercrantz Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #11) by Nancy Atherton


message 8: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 29, 2016 10:04PM) (new)

Barbara ★ February Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 3/2

✔COLOR: Red cover: The Girl in 6E - A.R. Torre 2/7
✔ITEM #1: A Couple on the Cover: Heart of Iron - Bec McMasters 2/6
✔ITEM #2: Jewellery: Dark Emerald - Lisa Jackson 2/27

The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1) by A.R. Torre Heart of Iron (London Steampunk, #2) by Bec McMaster Dark Emerald (Dark Jewels Trilogy, #2) by Lisa Jackson


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February Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: The Dirt on Ninth Grave - Darynda Jones 2/12
✔2. Romance: Shards of Hope - Nalini Singh 2/12

The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9) by Darynda Jones Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling, #14) by Nalini Singh

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Mar 27, 2016 08:58PM) (new)

Barbara ★ March Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Hallowed Circle - Linda Robertson 3/26
✔2. FANTASY: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin 3/19

Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #2) by Linda Robertson A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3) by George R.R. Martin

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★
April Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔ITEM #1: A lone man on the cover: Seven Years - Dannika Dark 4/20
✔ITEM #2: any weapon: Ghosts & Echoes - Lyn Benedict 4/28

Seven Years (Seven, #1) by Dannika Dark Ghosts & Echoes (Shadows Inquiries #2) by Lyn Benedict

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ April Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Feel the Burn - G.A. Aiken 4/13
✔2. Horror or Dystopian: The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman 4/7

Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin, #8) by G.A. Aiken The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★
May Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Shadow Rites - Faith Hunter 5/10
✔2. Sci-Fi Romance: Born of Silence - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/16

Shadow Rites (Jane Yellowrock, #10) by Faith Hunter Born of Silence (The League, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★
June Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Small Favor - Jim Butcher 6/14
✔2. Mystery: Last to Die - Tess Gerritsen 6/24

Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10) by Tess Gerritsen

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Barbara ★
July Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Allegiance of Honor - Nalini Singh 7/3
✔2. GHOSTS: Ghouls Gone Wild - Victoria Laurie 7/7

Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling, #15) by Nalini Singh Ghouls Gone Wild (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #4) by Victoria Laurie

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Barbara ★ July Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 3/3

✔COLOR: white: Frostbitten - Kelley Armstrong 7/8
✔ITEM #1: Night Scene: Time Salvager - Wesley Chu 7/15
✔ITEM #2: fire: Stamped Out - Terri Thayer 7/4

Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10) by Kelley Armstrong Time Salvager (Time Salvager #1) by Wesley Chu Stamped Out (A Stamping Sisters Mystery, #1) by Terri Thayer

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Barbara ★
August Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 3/3

✔COLOR: Dead Heat - Allison Brennan 8/27
✔ITEM #1: It's a Wonderful Wife - Janet Chapman 8/13
✔ITEM #2: Circle of Death - Keri Arthur (panther on cover) 8/18

Dead Heat by Allison Brennan It's a Wonderful Wife (Sinclair Brothers, #3) by Janet Chapman Circle of Death (Damask Circle, #2) by Keri Arthur

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Barbara ★ August Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Marked in Flesh - Anne Bishop 8/7
✔2. Humour of any kind: Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls - Victoria Laurie 8/14

Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5) by Victoria Laurie

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Barbara ★
September Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔COLOR: Blue or red or purple: Ghoul Interrupted - Victoria Laurie 9/15
✔ITEM #2: Dark Destiny - M.J. Putney (tree) 9/14

Ghoul Interrupted (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #6) by Victoria Laurie Dark Destiny (Dark Mirror, #3) by Mary Jo Putney

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Barbara ★ September Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Dragonmark - Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/3
✔2. SHIFTER: Beast Behaving Badly - Shelly Laurenston (polar bear/lion combo) 9/28

Dragonmark (Dark-Hunter, #26; Dragons Rising, #1; Lords of Avalon, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Beast Behaving Badly (Pride, #5) by Shelly Laurenston

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Barbara ★
October Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Ghost Story - Jim Butcher 10/15
✔2. Horror or scariness of any kind: Chainsaw Jane - Marie-Jo Fortis 10/21

Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Chainsaw Jane by Marie-Jo Fortis

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Barbara ★ October Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔COLOR: Orange or Black: Edge of Midnight - Charlene Weir 10/19
✔ITEM #1: scary creature: Rocked by Love - Christine Warren (gargoyle) 10/16

Edge of Midnight (Susan Wren, #7) by Charlene Weir Rocked by Love (Gargoyles, #4) by Christine Warren

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Barbara ★
November Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔1. PNR -or- UF: The Lazarus Gate - Mark A. Latham 11/9
✔2. FAMILY: Wolf with Benefits - Shelly Laurenston (m.c. has 10 siblings) 11/7

The Lazarus Gate (The Apollonian Case Files #1) by Mark A. Latham Wolf with Benefits (Pride, #8) by Shelly Laurenston

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Barbara ★ November Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔COLOR: Brown: The Dreaming: A Novel of Australia - Barbara Wood 11/5
✔ITEM #1: flying creature: Rainshadow Road - Lisa Kleypas 11/20

The Dreaming A Novel of Australia by Barbara Wood description

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Barbara ★
December Cover Hunt Challenge

READ: 2/2

✔COLOR: Green: Alien in the Family - Gini Koch 12/14
✔ITEM #2: Your choice - Magic Binds - Ilona Andrews 12/28

Alien in the Family (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #3) by Gini Koch Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews

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Barbara ★ December Genre Juice Challenge

READ: 3/3

✔1. PNR -or- UF: Web of Lies - Jennifer Estep 12/21
✔2. Your choice - clean up the tbr: Men of the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong 12/31
✔3. Your choice - catch up on challenges: The Witch Is Dead - Shirley Damsgaard 12/16

Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2) by Jennifer Estep Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories #1) by Kelley Armstrong The Witch Is Dead (Ophelia & Abby, #5) by Shirley Damsgaard

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Barbara ★ 2016 Deciphered Reading
Duration: January - December 2016

Goal: Reach an exact total of 2016.

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(I'm using Red!)

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Barbara ★ Link to Post 2: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Deciphered Reading cont...

1600-1700 Points (view spoiler)
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1900 - 2016
125. [AUTHOR = 19] ~ The Darkest Torment - Gena Showalter 6/17
Total: 1913 + 19 = 1932

126. [AUTHOR = 14] ~ League of Dragons - Naomi Novik 6/20
Total: 1932 + 14 = 1946

127. TITLE[ = 11] ~ King - T.M. Frazier 6/21
Total: 1946 + 11 = 1957

128. [AUTHOR = 19] ~ Cleopatra's Needle - Steven Siebert 6/23
Total: 1957 + 19 = 1976

129. [TITLE = 12] ~ Last to Die - Tess Gerritsen 6/24
Total: 1976 + 12 = 1988

130. [TITLE = 20] ~ The Target - David Baldacci 6/25
Total: 1988 + 20 = 2008

131. [AUTHOR = 8] ~ The Prince Who Loved Me - Karin Hawkins 6/25
Total: 2008 + 8 = 2016

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Barbara ★ I've Started So I'll Finish 2016 - The Saga Continues

1 Love Me to Death (Lucy Kincaid, #1) by Allison Brennan 2 Kiss Me, Kill Me (Lucy Kincaid, #2) by Allison Brennan 3 If I Should Die (Lucy Kincaid, #3) by Allison Brennan 4 Silenced (Lucy Kincaid, #4) by Allison Brennan 5 Stalked (Lucy Kincaid, #5) by Allison Brennan 6 Stolen (Lucy Kincaid, #6) by Allison Brennan 7 Cold Snap (Lucy Kincaid, #7) by Allison Brennan 8 Dead Heat by Allison Brennan 9 Best Laid Plans (Lucy Kincaid, #9) by Allison Brennan
Lucy Kincaid - Allison Brennan
Love Me to Death 1/25
Kiss Me, Kill Me 2/18
If I Should Die 3/8
Silenced 4/15
Stalked 6/30
Stolen 7/20
Cold Snap 7/30
Dead Heat 8/27
Best Laid Plans 9/3

2 Born of Fire (The League, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3 Born of Ice (The League, #3; Nemesis Legacy - Gen 2, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 4 Born of Shadows (The League, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 5 Born of Silence (The League, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 6 Cloak and Silence (The League, #5.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 7 Born of Fury (The League, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 8 Born of Defiance (The League, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 9 Born of Legend (The League, #9) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The League - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Fire 1/6
Born of Ice 2/23
Born of Shadows 4/13
Born of Silence 5/16
Cloak and Silence 6/1
Born of Fury 7/15
Born of Defiance 7/28
Born of Legend 9/9

9 White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher 10 Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher 11 Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher 12 Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher 12.5 Side Jobs Stories From the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files, #12.5) by Jim Butcher 13 Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher 14 Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher 15 Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15) by Jim Butcher
Dresden Files - Jim Butcher
White Night 5/4
Small Favor 6/14
Turn Coat 7/23
Changes 8/24
Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files 9/11
Ghost Story 10/15
Cold Days 11/22
Skin Game 12/8

2 Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #2) by Victoria Laurie 3 Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #3) by Victoria Laurie 4 Ghouls Gone Wild (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #4) by Victoria Laurie 5 Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5) by Victoria Laurie 6 Ghoul Interrupted (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #6) by Victoria Laurie 7 What a Ghoul Wants (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #7) by Victoria Laurie 8 The Ghoul Next Door (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #8) by Victoria Laurie 9 No Ghouls Allowed (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #9) by Victoria Laurie
Ghost Hunter Mystery - Victoria Laurie
Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend 5/22
Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun 6/5
Ghouls Gone Wild 7/7
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls 8/14
Ghoul Interrupted 9/15
What a Ghoul Wants 10/8
The Ghoul Next Door 11/1
No Ghouls Allowed 11/13

15 The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau, #15) by Lynsay Sands 16 Under a Vampire Moon (Argeneau #16) by Lynsay Sands 17 The Lady is a Vamp (Argeneau, #17) by Lynsay Sands 18 Immortal Ever After (Argeneau, #18) by Lynsay Sands 19 One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau, #19) by Lynsay Sands 20 Vampire Most Wanted (Argeneau, #20) by Lynsay Sands 21 The Immortal Who Loved Me (Argeneau #21) by Lynsay Sands 22 About a Vampire (Argeneau, #22) by Lynsay Sands
Argeneau - Lynsay Sands
The Reluctant Vampire 1/24
Under a Vampire Moon 2/20
The Lady is a Vamp 3/28
Immortal Ever After 4/27
One Lucky Vampire 5/31
Vampire Most Wanted 6/27
The Immortal Who Loved Me 7/11
About a Vampire 8/11

2 Likely To Die (Alexandra Cooper, #2) by Linda Fairstein 13 Silent Mercy (Alexandra Cooper, #13) by Linda Fairstein 14 Night Watch (Alexandra Cooper, #14) by Linda Fairstein 15 Death Angel (Alexandra Cooper, #15) by Linda Fairstein 16 Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper, #16) by Linda Fairstein 17 Devil's Bridge (Alexandra Cooper, #17) by Linda Fairstein
Alexandra Cooper - Linda Fairstein
Likely To Die 3/23
Silent Mercy 9/24
Night Watch 8/28
Death Angel 7/26
Terminal City 2/16
Devil's Bridge 5/26

8 Personal Demon (Women of the Otherworld, #8) by Kelley Armstrong 10 Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10) by Kelley Armstrong 11 Waking the Witch (Women of the Otherworld, #11) by Kelley Armstrong 12 Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong 13 Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong 14 Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Women of the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong
Personal Demon 8/2
Frostbitten 7/8
Waking the Witch 9/26
Spell Bound 10/22
Thirteen 11/10
Men of the Otherworld 12/31

2 Burning Skies (Guardians of Ascension, #2) by Caris Roane 3 Wings of Fire (Guardians of Ascension, #3) by Caris Roane 4 Born of Ashes (Guardians of Ascension, #4) by Caris Roane 5 Obsidian Flame (Guardians of Ascension, #5) by Caris Roane 6 Gates of Rapture (Guardians of Ascension, #6) by Caris Roane
Guardians of Ascension - Caris Roane
Burning Skies 3/5
Wings of Fire 3/12
Born of Ashes 5/11
Obsidian Flame 6/9
Gates of Rapture 6/10

2 Bound by Flame (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood, #2) by Anna Windsor 3 Bound by Light (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood, #3) by Anna Windsor 4 Captive Spirit (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood, #4) by Anna Windsor 5 Captive Soul (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood, #5) by Anna Windsor 6 Captive Heart (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood, #6) by Anna Windsor
Dark Crescent Sisterhood - Anne Windsor
Bound by Flame 8/10
Bound by Light 9/7
Captive Spirit 10/7
Captive Soul 11/25
Captive Heart 12/11

1 Heart of Stone (Gargoyles, #1) by Christine Warren 2 Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles, #2) by Christine Warren 3 Hard as a Rock (Gargoyles, #3) by Christine Warren 4 Rocked by Love (Gargoyles, #4) by Christine Warren
Gargoyles - Christine Warren
Heart of Stone 7/5
Stone Cold Lover 8/16
Hard as a Rock 9/21
Rocked by Love 10/16

3 Fortune's Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #3) by Mercedes Lackey 4 The Snow Queen (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #4) by Mercedes Lackey 5 The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #5) by Mercedes Lackey 6 Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #6) by Mercedes Lackey
Five Hundred Kingdoms - Mercedes Lackey
Fortune's Fool 8/28
The Snow Queen 9/19
The Sleeping Beauty 10/11
Beauty and the Werewolf 11/18

3 Thirty and a Half Excuses (Rose Gardner Mystery #3) by Denise Grover Swank 4 Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (Rose Gardner Mystery #4) by Denise Grover Swank 5 Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner Mystery, #5) by Denise Grover Swank 6 Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (Rose Gardner Mystery #6) by Denise Grover Swank
Rose Gardner - Denise Grover Swank
Thirty and a Half Excuses 8/6
Thirty-One and a Half Regrets 9/23
Thirty-Two and a Half Complications 10/16
Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans 12/28

8 Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones 8.5 Brighter Than the Sun (Charley Davidson #8.5) by Darynda Jones 9 The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9) by Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson - Darynda Jones
Eighth Grave After Dark 1/18
Brighter Than the Sun 1/30
The Dirt on Ninth Grave 2/12

1 Dark Ruby (Dark Jewels Trilogy, #1) by Lisa Jackson 2 Dark Emerald (Dark Jewels Trilogy, #2) by Lisa Jackson 3 Dark Sapphire (Dark Jewels Trilogy, #3) by Lisa Jackson
Dark Jewels Trilogy - Lisa Jackson
Dark Ruby 1/20
Dark Emerald 2/27
Dark Sapphire 3/9

1 How to Capture a Countess (The Duchess Diaries, #1) by Karen Hawkins 2 How to Pursue a Princess (The Duchess Diaries, #2) by Karen Hawkins 3 How to Entice an Enchantress (The Duchess Diaries, #3) by Karen Hawkins
Duchess Diaries - Karen Hawkins
How to Capture a Countess 3/20
How to Pursue a Princess 5/16
How to Entice an Enchantress 6/29

2 Viking in Love (Viking I, #8) by Sandra Hill 10 The Norse King's Daughter (Viking I, #10) by Sandra Hill 11 The Pirate Bride (Viking I, #11) by Sandra Hill
Viking I - Sandra Hill
Viking in Love 3/3
The Norse King's Daughter 7/11
The Pirate Bride 7/23

1 The First Sin (Lexi Steele, #1) by Cheyenne McCray 2 The Second Betrayal (Lexi Steele, #2) by Cheyenne McCray 3 The Temptation (Lexi Steele, #3) by Cheyenne McCray
Lexi Steele - Cheyenne McCray
The First Sin 5/12
The Second Betrayal 7/21
The Temptation 8/21

9 The Perfect Stranger (Smithson Group SG-5, #9) by Alison Kent 10 No Limits (Smithson Group SG-5, #10) by Alison Kent
Smithson Group SG-5 - Alison Kent
The Perfect Stranger 8/27
No Limits 7/16

2 Circle of Death (Damask Circle, #2) by Keri Arthur 3 Circle of Desire (Damask Circle, #3) by Keri Arthur
Damask Circle - Keri Arthur
Circle of Death 8/18
Circle of Desire 9/17

2 Dark Passage (Dark Mirror, #2) by Mary Jo Putney 3 Dark Destiny (Dark Mirror, #3) by Mary Jo Putney
Dark Mirror - Mary Jo Putney
Dark Passage 8/15
Dark Destiny 9/14

6 Not Quite a Wife (Lost Lords, #6) by Mary Jo Putney 7 Not Always a Saint (The Lost Lords, #7) by Mary Jo Putney
Lost Lords - Mary Jo Putney
Not Quite a Wife 10/28
Not Always a Saint 11/24


Not Finishing these
2 Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #2) by Linda Robertson 3 Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #3) by Linda Robertson
Persephone Alcmedi - Linda Robertson
Hallowed Circle 3/26
Fatal Circle 4/11

1 Sins & Shadows (Shadows Inquiries, #1) by Lyn Benedict 2 Ghosts & Echoes (Shadows Inquiries #2) by Lyn Benedict
Shadows Inquiries - Lyn Benedict
Sins & Shadows 3/25
Ghosts & Echoes 4/28

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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


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Barbara ★ ISBN: In Series Books Necessary
Duration: January 1 - June 30, 2016

One of my favorite series'
Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, #6) by Darynda Jones - Darynda Jones

✔9 - The Dirt on Ninth Grave- Darynda Jones 2/2
✔7 - Invision - Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/30
✔8 - Eighth Grave After Dark - Darynda Jones 1/18
✔1 - If Walls Could Talk - Juliet Blackwell 4/11
✔2 - Burning Skies - Caris Roane 3/5
✔5 - The Bitter Season - Tami Hoag 4/4
✔0 - Brighter Than the Sun - Darynda Jones 1/30
✔0 - Tarnished Knight - Bec McMasters 1/31
✔4 - Dragon Justice - Laura Ann Gilman 2/21
✔5 - Obsidian Flame - Caris Roane 6/9
✔6 - Immortal - J.R. Ward 6/2
✔3 - Wicked After Midnight - Delilah Dawson 4/29
✔8 - Feel the Burn - G.A. Aiken 4/13

The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9) by Darynda Jones Invision (Chronicles of Nick, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) by Darynda Jones If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, #1) by Juliet Blackwell Burning Skies (Guardians of Ascension, #2) by Caris Roane The Bitter Season (Kovac and Liska, #5) by Tami Hoag Brighter Than the Sun (Charley Davidson #8.5) by Darynda Jones Tarnished Knight (London Steampunk, #1.5) by Bec McMaster Dragon Justice (Paranormal Scene Investigations #4) by Laura Anne Gilman Obsidian Flame (Guardians of Ascension, #5) by Caris Roane Immortal (Fallen Angels, #6) by J.R. Ward Wicked After Midnight (Blud, #3) by Delilah S. Dawson Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin, #8) by G.A. Aiken

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ "Series Addict" Challenge ~ Part 5
Duration: October 1, 2016 - September 20, 2017

READ: 31/31

#1: Root, Root, Root for the Home Team! (8 BOOKS)
Read a book with a title that begins with each letter (omitting 'The', 'A', 'An' when not needed) -or- author’s FIRST OR LAST name that begins with each letter: B-A-S-E-B-A-L-L (They do not all have to be a #1; they just have to be a book in a series; they can be any # within any series.)

✔B: [Hidden Legacy #1] ~ Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews 10/30
✔A: [Royal Entourage #2] ~ The Art of Duke Hunting - Sophia Nash 10/13
✔S: [Hell's Cross #3] ~ Shadow on the Sun - David Macinnis Gill 10/20
✔E: [Susan Wren #7] ~ Edge of Midnight - Charlene Weir 10/19
✔B: [Jack Caffery #1] ~ Birdman - Mo Hayder 1/7
✔A: [The Great Library #3] ~ Ash and Quill - Rachel Caine 7/26
✔L: [The Apollonian Case Files #1] ~ The Lazarus Gate - Mark A. Latham 11/9
✔L: [Tweed & NightingaleAdventures #1] ~ The Lazarus Machine - Paul Crilley 3/27
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews The Art of Duke Hunting (Royal Entourage, #2) by Sophia Nash Shadow on the Sun (Hell's Cross, #3) by David Macinnis Gill Edge of Midnight (Susan Wren, #7) by Charlene Weir Birdman (Jack Caffery, #1) by Mo Hayder Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) by Rachel Caine The Lazarus Gate (The Apollonian Case Files #1) by Mark A. Latham The Lazarus Machine (Tweed & Nightingale Adventures, #1) by Paul Crilley

#2: May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor (15 BOOKS)
(The following 5 teams have the best odds, according to the International Business Times, of getting to the World Series.) NOTE: You may choose books from one series or from different series for each of these; it's up to you

* Kansas City Royals (6-1) - read 5 books in a series with author initials KC
✔1. [A Flower Shop Mystery #3] ~ Dearly Depotted - Kate Collins 4/3
✔2. [A Flower Shop Mystery #4] ~ Snipped in the Bud - Kate Collins 6/5
✔3. [A Flower Shop Mystery #5] ~ Acts of Violets - Kate Collins 6/11
✔4. [A Flower Shop Mystery #6] ~ A Rose from the Dead - Kate Collins 5/17
✔5. [A Flower Shop Mystery #7] ~ Shoots to Kill - Kate Collins 9/7
Dearly Depotted (A Flower Shop Mystery, #3) by Kate Collins Snipped in the Bud (A Flower Shop Mystery, #4) by Kate Collins Acts of Violets (A Flower Shop Mystery, #5) by Kate Collins A Rose from the Dead (A Flower Shop Mysteries, #6) by Kate Collins Shoots to Kill (A Flower Shop Mystery, #7) by Kate Collins

* Los Angeles Angels (12-1) - read 4 books in a series set in California
✔1. [Women's Murder Club 14] ~ 14th Deadly Sin - James Patterson 10/7
✔2. [Women's Murder Club 15] ~ 15th Affair - James Patterson 5/12
✔3. [Casa Dracula 01] ~ Happy Hour at Casa Dracula - Marta Acosta 9/18
✔4. [Xian Lin-Li #3] ~ The Girl with Ghost Eyes - M.H. Boroson 8/18
14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club, #14) by James Patterson 15th Affair (Women's Murder Club #15) by James Patterson Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (Casa Dracula, #1) by Marta Acosta The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin, #1) by M.H. Boroson

* St. Louis Cardinals (15-2) - read 3 books in a series with author initials ST or SL
✔1. [Pride #7] ~ Bear Meets Girl - Shelly Laurenston 10/5
✔2. [Pride #8] ~ Wolf with Benefits - Shelly Laurenston 11/7
✔3. [Pride #9] ~ Bite Me - Shelly Laurenston 12/24
Bear Meets Girl (Pride, #7) by Shelly Laurenston Wolf with Benefits (Pride, #8) by Shelly Laurenston Bite Me (Pride, #9) by Shelly Laurenston

* Washington Nationals (15-2) - read 2 books in a series set in Washington, DC or Washington state
✔1. [Sisters of the Moon #2] ~ Changeling - Yasmine Galenorn 5/11
✔2. [Friday Harbor #2] ~ Rainshadow Road - Lisa Kleypas 11/20
Changeling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor, #2) by Lisa Kleypas

* Los Angeles Dodgers (17-2) - read 1 book in a series with author initials LA; character(s) who can move quickly, is a trickster or dishonest; or set in California
✔1. [Firefighter #1] ~ White Heat - Jill Shalvis 5/2
White Heat (Firefighter, #1) by Jill Shalvis

#3: Streak or Drought (1 BOOK)
Read a book in a series that you can't get enough of or one from a series you've neglected
✔1. [World of Nightwalkers #5] ~ Nightwalker - Jacquelyn Frank (read book 4 in March 2016) 12/9
Nightwalker (The World of Nightwalkers, #5) by Jacquelyn Frank

#4: Rivalries (1 BOOK)
Read a book in a series that, in your opinion, rivals all others in the same genre
✔1. [The Cinder Spires #1] ~ The Aeronaut's Windlass - Jim Butcher 10/1
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher

#5: Home Field Advantage (1 BOOK)
Read a book in a series either set in your state or region or written by an author from your state or region (this can be your current state or region or your birthplace, if different)
✔1. [Andy Carpenter #9] ~ One Dog Night - David Rosenfelt (set in New Jersey) 4/21
One Dog Night (Andy Carpenter #9) by David Rosenfelt

#6: Best of 7 (1 BOOK)
Read #7 in a series or read a book in series written by one of your top 7 authors¹
✔1. [Ghost Hunter Mysteries #7] ~ What a Ghoul Wants - Victoria Laurie 10/8
What a Ghoul Wants (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #7) by Victoria Laurie

#7: It's Just a Game (1 BOOK)
Read a series book with GAME in the title or series name
✔1. [A Game of Thrones #5] ~ A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin 10/10
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin

#8: Never Say Never (1 BOOK)
(Apparently, there are eight teams that have never won the World Series.)
Read a book in a series that is new to you
✔1. [Fighting #3] ~ Fighting to Forget - J.D. Salisbury 10/12
Fighting to Forget (Fighting, #3) by J.B. Salsbury

#9: It's that Time of Year (1 BOOK)
(The 2015 World Series will air 27 Oct - 4 Nov on Fox)
Read a book in a series that was published in October or November of 2014
1. [Scottish Highlands #1] ~ Off Kilter - Hannah Reed 1/1
Off Kilter (Scottish Highlands, #1) by Hannah Reed

#10: Team Spirit (1 BOOK)
Read a book in a series that features a ghost or spirit
1. [Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8] ~ The Ghoul Next Door - Victoria Laurie 11/1
The Ghoul Next Door (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #8) by Victoria Laurie

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ "Series Addict" Challenge ~ Part 6
Duration: October 1, 2016 - September 20, 2017

READ: 30/31

✔#1: General Mills ~ "Big G" ~ Founded in 1866 (8 BOOKS)

Read a book with a title that begins with each letter -or- author’s FIRST OR LAST name that begins with each letter: G-E-N-M-I-L-L-S.

✔G: [Jane Bunker Mystery 01] ~ Slipknot - Linda Greenlaw 7/13
✔E: [Terra Incognita 01] ~ The Edge of the World - Kevin Anderson 1/13
✔N: [Liam Campbell 03] ~ Nothing Gold Can Stay - Dana Stabenow 3/11
✔M: [Dark Warriors 02] ~ Midnight's Lover - Donna Grant 5/22
✔I: [Valena Walker 01] ~ In Cold Pursuit - Sarah Andrews 2/24
✔L: [Elder Races 05] ~ Lord's Fall - Thea Harrison 7/4
✔L: [Lucky O'Toole 04] ~ Lucky Bastard - Deborah Coonts 6/7
✔S: [Menagerie 02] ~ Spectacle - Rachel Vincent 6/14
Gingerbread Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13.5) by Joanne Fluke The Edge of the World (Terra Incognita, #1) by Kevin J. Anderson Nothing Gold Can Stay (Liam Campbell, #3) by Dana Stabenow Midnight's Lover (Dark Warriors, #2) by Donna Grant In Cold Pursuit A Mystery from the Last Continent (Valena Walker, #1) by Sarah Andrews Lord's Fall (Elder Races, #5) by Thea Harrison Lucky Bastard (Lucky O'Toole, #4) by Deborah Coonts Spectacle (Menagerie, #2) by Rachel Vincent

#2: Monster Mix (10 BOOKS)
"Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry were available year round for about 35 years. Today, the cereals make an appearance just in time for Halloween." (Source)

* Count Chocula - Read 5 books in a series featuring vampires
✔1. [Guardian of Eternity 06] ~ Beyond the Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 3/25
✔2. [Guardian of Eternity 07] ~ Devoured by Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 7/24
✔3. [Guardian of Eternity 08] ~ Bound By Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 8/11
✔4. [Love at Stake 16] ~ Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks 8/22
✔5. [Sookie Stackhouse 06] ~ Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris 6/26
Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #6) by Alexandra Ivy Devoured by Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #7) by Alexandra Ivy Bound By Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #8) by Alexandra Ivy Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire (Love at Stake, #16) by Kerrelyn Sparks Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6) by Charlaine Harris

* Franken Berry - Read 3 books in a series featuring a character who is 1/2 human and 1/2 other (werewolves)
✔1. [Otherworld 12] ~ Spell Bound - Kelley Armstrong 10/22
✔2. [Otherworld 13] ~ Thirteen - Kelley Armstrong 11/10
✔3. [Otherworld 14] ~ Men of the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong 12/31
Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories, #1) by Kelley Armstrong

* Boo Berry - Read 2 books in a series featuring ghosts/spirits
✔1. [Book of the Order 03] ~ Wrayth - Pip Ballantine 3/21
✔2. [Book of the Order 04] ~ Harbinger - Pip Ballantine 4/25
Wrayth (Book of the Order, #3) by Philippa Ballantine Harbinger (Book of the Order, #4) by Philippa Ballantine

#3: "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids!" (2 BOOKS)

Read 2 books in a series that feature a trickster (coyote)
1. [Stormwalker 06] ~ Dragon Bites - Allison James
✔2. [Mercy Thompson 10] ~ Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs 5/1
Dragon Bites (Stormwalker, #6) by Allyson James Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs -

#4: Marbits? (3 BOOKS)
"The marshmallow pieces in Lucky Charms are called marbits. Of the original marbits, only the pink heart remains. In 1983, purple horseshoes were added." (Source)

✔Read 1 book in a series featuring magic/magic user
1. [Jessie Shimmer 01] ~ Spellbent - Lucy Snyder 9/5
Spellbent (Jessie Shimmer, #1) by Lucy A. Snyder

Read 1 book in a series featuring a character who uses or wears a charm (for any reason - example: protection against magic or to produce a glamour) -OR- a character who is able to cast a glamour (example: certain fae, etc)
✔1. [Dark Crescent Sisterhood 05] ~ Captive Soul - Anne Windsor 11/25
Captive Soul (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood, #5) by Anna Windsor

Read 1 book in a series featuring a character who owns or rides a horse or mule (example: Kate Daniels)
✔1. [Kate Daniels 09] ~ Magic Binds - Ilona Andrews 12/28
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews

✔5: Chex tagline: “Full of what you love. Free of what you don't.” (2 BOOKS)

Read 2 books in a series that is one of the following: written by your favorite author, part of a favorite series, features your favorite type of supe or in your favorite genre
✔1. [Dresden Files 13] ~ Ghost Story - Jim Butcher 10/15
✔2. [Dresden Files 14] ~ Cold Days - Jim Butcher 11/22
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher

6: Cinnamon Toast Crunch tagline: "Everyone is a kid at heart." (2 BOOKS)

Read 1 book in a series featuring a character who is light-hearted or a jokester
✔1. [Ghost Hunter Mysteries 09] ~ No Ghouls Allowed - Victoria Laurie 11/13

Read 1 book in a PNR series
✔1. [Breeds 30] ~ Bengal's Quest - Lora Leigh 8/17
Bengal's Quest (Breeds, #30; Feline Breeds, #17) by Lora Leigh

✔#7: Cheerios - "A family favorite for over 70 years." (1 BOOK)

Read a book in a series that features a non-human family: a brood, clan, coven, or pack
✔1. [Maximum Ride 09] ~ Maximum Ride Forever - James Patterson (flock of bird people) 12/4
Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride, #9) by James Patterson

✔#8: Fiber One. (for when you need to get things movin') (1 BOOK)

Read a series book that is part of another challenge -OR- a series book that's been on your TBR list for 12 months or more
✔1. [A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery 08] ~ Prime Cut - Diane Mott Davidson 7/4
Prime Cut (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #8) by Diane Mott Davidson

✔#9: Wheaties tagline “The Breakfast of Champions” (1 BOOK)

Read book #1 of a UF series
✔1. [Rylee Adamson 01] ~ Priceless - Shannon Mayer 12/27
Priceless (Rylee Adamson, #1) by Shannon Mayer

✔#10: {Total} (1 BOOK)

✔In honor of Total's wheat flakes that feature "... 100 percent of the Daily Value of 12 vitamins and minerals", read book #12 in any series -OR- the finale book of any series
1. [Penton Legacy 04] ~Allegiance - Susanna Sandlin 3/17
Allegiance (Penton Legacy, #4) by Susannah Sandlin


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