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message 1: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (last edited Jun 07, 2016 05:01PM) (new)

~KarenH~ | 6807 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016


The Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or 2016 Summer Olympics, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. This is expected to be the largest Olympic Games in history, with more than 10,500 athletes from 206 nations scheduled to participate. Let's celebrate their accomplishments with a challenge!


Levels:

Bronze Medal: Read 10 books
Silver Medal: Read 15 books
Gold Medal: Read 20 books
World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t


Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed. You may either update your original post or repost as the challenge progresses, but please repost upon completion.

Happy Reading!


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message 5: by Katie (last edited Aug 23, 2016 08:22PM) (new)

Katie | 2077 comments RRRC: Let's Go to the Olympics!
24/26 read


The Games

Summer: Set during summer OR somewhere known for warm/hot weather
A Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr - 6/19
Winter: Set during winter OR somewhere known for cooler/cold weather
Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione - 7/11
Paralympics: Character suffers from illness or disability (mental or physical) or other physical defect
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh - 6/18
Youth Games: Children's or YA book OR child is feature in storyline
Peanut Goes to School by Thea Harrison - 6/29
Ancient Games: Historical OR book with older character
Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas - 6/24

Countries
Set, author from, or character from country OR abbreviation can be found in title or author name

Greece (GRE):
Gabriella by Celia Kyle - 6/30
Brazil (BRA):
Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel by Judith Keim - 7/16
Switzerland (SUI):
Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley - 8/23
United States (USA):
Then Came You by Jill Shalvis - 6/30
France (FRA):
Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton - 7/18
Japan (JPN):
Great Britain (GBR):
Canada (CAN):
Second Chance by Angela Verdenius - 7/5
Italy (ITA):
Instant Temptation by Jill Shalvis - 7/1
Germany (GER):
Finding Forgiveness by Dana Marie Bell - 7/2

Colors and Symbols

The Colors on the Olympic Flag:
The cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different.

Blue: Blue on cover OR set on or near water
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire - 6/17
Black: Black on cover OR dark storyline or a character you would consider a "bad guy"
Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione - 6/16
Red: Red on cover OR suspense/mystery storyline
The Archer by Abigail Roux - 6/26
Yellow: Yellow on cover OR happy/funny/lighthearted character or storyline
Sultry Sunset by Mary Calmes - 6/28
Green: Green on cover OR set outdoors or animal/s featured in story
With Everything I Am by Kristen Ashley - 6/24
White: White on cover OR shy/naive/virginal character
The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones - 6/29

Olympic Rings: Something round on cover OR multiple POVs OR connected storylines
Taste of Torment by Suzanne Wright - 6/21
Torch/Flame: Fire or some other light source on cover OR "hot" storyline
Kidnapping Casey by Laurann Dohner - 6/30
Medals: Won or nominated for award of any kind
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas - 6/29
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Short book OR long book (high pg count) OR character is either physically or mentally strong
Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen - 6/20

BONUS:
Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports.
You Wish by Mandy Hubbard - 7/14

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling


message 6: by Susan (last edited Sep 04, 2016 01:52PM) (new)

Susan (scoutmomskf) | 1644 comments I'm in! Going for all of them!
25/25 +8

Levels:

Bronze Medal: Read 10 books
Silver Medal: Read 15 books
Gold Medal: Read 20 books
World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)

1. Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
A SEAL's Desire - Tawny Weber (HB #896 - June 2016) (Texas/summer) - July 6
2. Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Wild Cowboy Ways - Carolyn Brown (Forever - Dec 2015) (winter) - July 9
3. Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
The Boss and His Cowgirl - Silver James (HD #2452 - June 2016) (breast cancer) - June 20
4. Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
A Conard County Baby - Rachel Lee (HSE #2390 - Mar 2015) (child/teen) - July 24
5. Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character
My American DuchessMy American Duchess - Eloisa James (Avon - Feb 2016) (historical) - July 21


Countries (10 books)

6. Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games - It Happened One Christmas: Christmas Eve Proposal\The Viscount's Christmas Kiss\Wallflower, Widow...Wife! - Carla Kelly, Georgie Lee, Ann Lethbridge (HH #1255 - Nov 2015) - The Viscount's Christmas Kiss by Georgie Lee (letters) - Aug 25
7. Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games - Ambush at Dry Gulch - Joanna Wayne (HI #1647 - July 2016) (letters BRA) - July 8
8. Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee - In Pursuit of His Wife - Kristi Gold (HD #2444 - May 2016) (letters SUI) - July 17

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
9. United States (USA) - Out Rider - Lindsay McKenna (HQN - May 2016) - Aug 13
10. France (FRA) - Fortune's Prince Charming - Nancy Robards Thompson (HSE #2473 - May 2016) (letters FRA) - July 14
11. Japan (JPN) - Marriage Made in Hope - Sophia James (HH #1285 - June 2016) (letters JPN) - July 5
12. Great Britain (GBR) - The Rogue Not Taken - Sarah MacLean (Avon - Jan 2016) (in GBR) - June 30
13. Canada (CAN) - A Pregnancy Scandal - Kat Cantrell (HD #2451 - June 2016) (letters CAN) - July 10
14. Italy (ITA) - Her Colton P.I. - Amelia Autin (HRS #1896 - May 2016) (letters ITA) - July 12
15. Germany (GER) - Gunslinger - Angi Morgan (HI #1648 - July 2016) (letters GER) - July 8

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
16. Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
The Seductive Impostor - Janet Chapman (Pocket - Apr 2004) (Maine coast) - June 16
17. Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Tough Love - Lori Foster (HQN - Aug 2015) (black on cover) - June 17
18. Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Cavanaugh or Death - Marie Ferrarella (HRS #1891 - Apr 2016) (detective) - June 22
19. Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
The Matchmaking Twins - Christy Jeffries (HSE #2489 - July 2016) (funny twins) - July 16
20. Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
Night Hawk - Lindsay McKenna (HQN - Jan 2016) (outdoors/ranch) - June 24
21. White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.
His Destiny Bride - Christyne Butler (HSE #2480 - June 2016) (white wedding dress) - June 29

22. Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Tucker's Claim - Sarah McCarty (HQN - Feb 2011) (multiple POV) - June 19
23. Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Expecting the Rancher's Child - Sara Orwig (HD #2456 - July 2016) - Aug 7
24. Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Third Time's the Bride! - Merline Lovelace (HSE #2487 - July 2016) (RT Top Pick) - Aug 16
25. Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.
A Bride for the Boss - Maureen Child (HD #2450 - June 2016) (short book) - July 22

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different.

Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling


Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


Bonus:
1. Her Secret Spy - Cindy Dees (HRS #1889 - Mar 2016) (shooting) - July 3
2. Trapped with the Maverick Millionaire - Joss Wood (HD #2454 - June 2016) (hockey) - July 11
3. Once a Rancher - Linda Lael Miller (HQN - Apr 2016) (equestrian) - July 30
4. Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor - Patrick Taylor (Forge - Oct 2014) (rugby) - Aug 5
5. Conard County Spy - Rachel Lee (HRS #1895 - May 2016) (cross country skiing) - Aug 9
6. Stone Hard SEALs - Sabrina York (Sabrina York - Apr 2015) (swimming) - Aug 17
7. The Marine's Embrace - Beth Andrews (HS #2044 - Aug 2016) (weightlifting) - Aug 19
8. Fighting Dirty - Lori Foster (HQN - Feb 2016) (boxing) - Sept 4



A SEAL's Desire by Tawny Weber Wild Cowboy Ways (Lucky Penny Ranch, #1) by Carolyn Brown The Boss and His Cowgirl (Red Dirt Royalty, #3) by Silver James A Conard County Baby (Conard County The Next Generation) by Rachel Lee My American Duchess by Eloisa James 6 It Happened One Christmas Christmas Eve Proposal\The Viscount's Christmas Kiss\Wallflower, Widow...Wife! by Carla Kelly Ambush at Dry Gulch by Joanna Wayne In Pursuit of His Wife by Kristi Gold Out Rider by Lindsay McKenna Fortune's Prince Charming by Nancy Robards Thompson Marriage Made in Hope by Sophia James The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1) by Sarah MacLean A Pregnancy Scandal (Love and Lipstick #2) by Kat Cantrell Her Colton P.I. by Amelia Autin Gunslinger (Texas Rangers Elite Troop, #3) by Angi Morgan The Seductive Impostor (Puffin Harbor, #1) by Janet Chapman Tough Love (Ultimate, #3) by Lori Foster Cavanaugh or Death (Cavanaugh Justice, #31) by Marie Ferrarella The Matchmaking Twins (Sugar Falls, Idaho #4) by Christy Jeffries Night Hawk (Jackson Hole, #10) by Lindsay McKenna His Destiny Bride by Christyne Butler Tucker's Claim (Hell's Eight, #3) by Sarah McCarty Expecting the Rancher's Child by Sara Orwig Third Time's the Bride! by Merline Lovelace A Bride for the Boss by Maureen Child

Bonus

Her Secret Spy (Code Warrior SEALs #2) by Cindy Dees Trapped with the Maverick Millionaire (From Mavericks to Married #1) by Joss Wood Once a Rancher (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #1) by Linda Lael Miller Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor (Irish Country #8) by Patrick Taylor Conard County Spy by Rachel Lee Stone Hard SEALs (Stone Hard SEALs #1-2) by Sabrina York The Marine's Embrace (In Shady Grove) by Beth Andrews Fighting Dirty (Ultimate, #4) by Lori Foster


message 7: by Bookchaser (last edited Sep 11, 2016 01:32PM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1857 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
Duration: June 15, 2016 - September 14, 2016
Level: Gold Medal + Bonus


There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed. You may either update your original post or repost as the challenge progresses, but please repost upon completion.

20/20 + 9 Bonus Completed


The Games (4 books completed)
Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather.
Summer by the Sea by Susan Wiggs - 06/19/16
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather.
Baby It's Cold Outside by Addison Fox - 08/22/16
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Violet by Leigh Greenwood - 08/15/16
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character.
A Whisper of Roses by Teresa Medeiros - 08/05/16


Summer by the Sea by Susan Wiggs Baby It's Cold Outside (Alaskan Nights, #1) by Addison Fox Violet (Seven Brides, #6) by Leigh Greenwood A Whisper of Roses by Teresa Medeiros


Countries (6 books completed) ~ For each country, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Greek for Beginners by Jackie Braun - 07/24/16

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA): Make Me Stay by Jaci Burton - 07/23/16
France (FRA): The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich - 07/03/16
Great Britain (GBR): Only a Promise by Mary Balogh - 09/10/16
Canada (CAN): Kiss of Danger by Deborah Cooke - 07/27/16
Italy (ITA): A Marriage Made in Italy by Rebecca Winters - 07/26/16


Greek for Beginners by Jackie Braun Make Me Stay (Hope, #5) by Jaci Burton The Pursuit (Fox and O'Hare, #5) by Janet Evanovich Only a Promise (The Survivors' Club, #5) by Mary Balogh Kiss of Danger (Dragonfire, #9.1) by Deborah Cooke A Marriage Made in Italy by Rebecca Winters


Colors and Symbols (10 books completed)
The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs - 06/21/16
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Spell of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning - 06/30/16
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
What Happens in London by Julia Quinn - 07/29/16
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Kim Amos - 07/03/16
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn - 07/20/16
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.
Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn - 07/30/16
Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Cat's Lair by Christine Feehan - 08/14/16
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Kiss of Destiny by Deborah Cooke - 08/01/16
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page.
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs - 08/04/16
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.
Kiss of Darkness by Deborah Cooke - 07/31/16


Shifting Shadows Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson (Mercy Thompson #0.1, #0.6, #0.8, #1.5, #4.5, #5.5, #7.4) by Patricia Briggs Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning What Happens in London (Bevelstoke, #2) by Julia Quinn A Kiss to Build a Dream On (White Pine, #1) by Kim Amos The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke, #1) by Julia Quinn Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke, #3) by Julia Quinn Cat's Lair (Leopard People, #7) by Christine Feehan Kiss of Destiny (Dragonfire, #9.3) by Deborah Cooke Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs Kiss of Darkness (Dragonfire #9.2) by Deborah Cooke


Bonus: Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:
Alpine Skiing: Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan - 06/26/16
Aquatics: Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson - 08/11/16
Archery: Serpent's Kiss by Deborah Cooke - 09/07/16
Equestrian: Rough Wrangler, Tender Kisses by Jill Gregory - 07/31/16
Ice Hockey: Chasing Stanley by Deirdre Martin - 07/13/16
Rowing: Mystical Warrior by Janet Chapman - 07/10/16
Rugby: Just This Once by Rosalind James - 08/08/16
Shooting: Daisy by Leigh Greenwood - 07/19/16
Volleyball: No Strings Attached by Kate Angell - 07/16/16

Maybe This Christmas (O'Neil Brothers, #3) by Sarah Morgan Nerd in Shining Armor (Nerds, #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Serpent's Kiss (Dragonfire #10) by Deborah Cooke Rough Wrangler, Tender Kisses by Jill Gregory Chasing Stanley (New York Blades, #5) by Deirdre Martin Mystical Warrior (Midnight Bay, #3) by Janet Chapman Just This Once (Escape to New Zealand, #1) by Rosalind James Daisy (Seven Brides, #5) by Leigh Greenwood No Strings Attached (Barefoot William, #2) by Kate Angell


message 8: by Tammie (last edited Aug 17, 2016 08:01AM) (new)

Tammie | 1618 comments Going for World Record Holder!...and a few bonus if I can get them in

Read: 25/25
Bonus: 3

The Games (5 books)
Summer: Under My Skin, J. Kenner ★★★★ 8/17
Winter: In From The Cold, Nora Roberts ★★★ 8/2
Paralympics: Worth It All, Claudia Connor ★★★★ 6/19
Youth Games: The Silver Star, Jeannette Walls ★★★★ 8/1
Ancient Games-Historical: The Blacksmith's Wife, Elisabeth Hobbes ★★★★ 7/7
Under My Skin (Stark International Trilogy, #3) by J. Kenner In From The Cold (The MacGregors, #0.2) by Nora Roberts Worth It All (The McKinney Brothers, #3) by Claudia Connor The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls The Blacksmith's Wife by Elisabeth Hobbes

Countries (10 books)
Greece (GRE): A Beautiful Wedding, Jamie McGuire ★★★★ 7/24
Brazil (BRA): Bounty, Kristen Ashley ★★★★ 7/31
Switzerland (SUI): Genuine Lies, Nora Roberts ★★★★ 6/22
United States (USA): Luring a Lady, Nora Roberts ★★★★ 7/30
France (FRA): Sweet Filthy Morning After, Claudia Conner ★★★ 8/1
Japan (JPN): Prince Charming, ★★★★ Julie Garwood 7/21
Great Britain (GBR): Big Rock, Lauren Blakely ★★★ 6/30
Canada (CAN): Treat with Caution, Serenity Woods ★★★ 7/10
Italy (ITA): Hillbilly Rockstar, Lorelei James ★★★★ 7/9
Germany (GER): Taming Natasha, Nora Roberts ★★★★ 7/28
A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5) by Jamie McGuire Bounty (Colorado Mountain, #7) by Kristen Ashley Genuine Lies by Nora Roberts Luring a Lady (The Stanislaskis, #2) by Nora Roberts Sweet Filthy Morning After (Wild Seasons, #1.5) by Christina Lauren Prince Charming by Julie Garwood Big Rock by Lauren Blakely Treat with Caution (Treats to Tempt You, #1) by Serenity Woods Hillbilly Rockstar (Blacktop Cowboys, #6) by Lorelei James Taming Natasha (The Stanislaskis Those Wild Ukrainians #1) by Nora Roberts

Colors and Symbols (10 books)
The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue/On or Near Water: To Sir Phillip, With Love, Julia Quinn ★★★★ 6/27
Black/Bad Guy: The Search, Iris Johansen ★★★★ 6/29
Red or Suspense: The Seduction of His Wife, Janet Chapman ★★★★ 7/27
Yellow or Happy/Funny/Lighthearted: Taming Natasha ★★★★ 7/28
Green or Shifter: Kiss of a Demon King, Kresley Cole ★★★★ 7/4
White: For You, Kristen Ashley ★★★★ 6/18
Olympic Rings-Round on cover: Easy with You, Kristen Proby ★★★★ 7/15
Torch/Flame-"HOT": Filthy Beautiful Love, Kendall Ryan ★★★ 7/16
Medals-Award: Mr. Perfect, Linda Howard ★★★★★ 7/18
Olympic Motto "Faster-102 Pages": Animal Farm, George Orwell ★★★ 6/28
To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5) by Julia Quinn The Search (Eve Duncan, #3) by Iris Johansen The Seduction of His Wife (Logger #1) by Janet Chapman Taming Natasha (The Stanislaskis Those Wild Ukrainians #1) by Nora Roberts Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7) by Kresley Cole For You (The 'Burg, #1) by Kristen Ashley Easy with You (With Me in Seattle, #8.5) by Kristen Proby Filthy Beautiful Love (Filthy Beautiful Lies, #2) by Kendall Ryan Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard Animal Farm by George Orwell

Bonus Books Read:
Shooting: Blood Money, Ali Parker ★★7/3
Wrestling: Real, Katy Evans ★★★ 7/12
Athletics/track and field: Mine, Katy Evans ★★★★ 7/15


message 9: by Calila (last edited Aug 22, 2016 12:06AM) (new)

Calila | 2744 comments My Spot.

World Record Holder + Bonus

30/30

The Games: 5/5
Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather - The Queen & the Homo Jock King 06/18-20/16 ★★★★
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather - Winter Chill 06/22/16 ★★★★
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.) - Kiss and Tell 06/16-17/16 ★★
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline - Succumbing to His Fear 06/15-16/16 ★★★★
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character - The King of Forever 06/17-18/16 ★★★★

Countries: 10/10
Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games - When the Marquess Met His Match 06/25/16 ★★★
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games - Naked in Death 06/28/16 ★★★★★
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee - To The Max 06/23/16 ★
Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) - Urban Shaman 06/22-23/16 ★★★★★
France (FRA) - Spider's Trap 06/27-28/16 ★★★★★
Japan (JPN) - Enlightened 07/04/16 ★★
Great Britain (GBR) - Glory in Death 06/29/16 ★★★★
Canada (CAN) - Untrue Love 06/21/16 ★★★★
Italy (ITA) - Immortal in Death 06/30/16 ★★★★
Germany (GER) - Snakes Among Sweet Flowers 07/05/16 ★★★★★

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols - 10/10
The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water. - Mahu Surfer 06/24-25/16 ★★★
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”. - Lead Me Into Darkness: Five Halloween Tales of Paranormal Romance 06/20-21/16 ★★★
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline. - Drawing Love 07/01/16 ★★★★
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline. - Summer Son 07/04-05/16 ★★★★★
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!) - How To Be A Normal Person 07/18-19/16 ★★★★★
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character. - Misinformation 07/03/16 ★★★
Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines. - So Sweet 06/26/16 ★★★★★
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline. - Spurs 07/01/16 ★★★★★
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page - First 07/17/16 ★★★★
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong. - The Invasion of Adam 07/02/16 ★★★★

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different.


Bonus: 10/10
The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:
Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.

Weightlifting - Happy Endings 07/02/16 ★★★
Football(Soccer) - Playing with Fire 07/08-09/16 ★★★★
Athletics (Track & Field) - Noah 07/12-13/16 ★★★★
Fencing - Gadarene 07/15-16/16 ★★★★★
Athletics (Track & Field) - Paris A to Z 07/19/16 ★★★
Volleyball - Match Point 07/25/16 ★★
Aquatics - Romancing The Guardian 07/29/16 ★★★★
Ice Hockey - Crashing the Net 08/04-05/16 ★★★★★
Aquatics - Mahu Fire 08/09-10/16 ★★★★
Ice Hockey - Breakaway 08/20/16 ★★★★★


message 10: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Aug 08, 2016 07:01AM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1846 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
Level: Silver Medal: Read 15 books
15/15 read



The Games (5 books)

Summer: Florida Resist Me 7/3/16 3♥
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: (Saving kidnapped baby) Fear the Darkness 7/4/16 4♥
Ancient Games: Pia Saves the Day 7/6/16 3♥


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): Against the Grain 8/2/16 4♥
Brazil (BRA): Beast, Part Two 8/1/16 3♥
Switzerland (SUI): No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It 7/21/16 2♥

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) Ravaged Elisabeth Naughton 6/22/16 3♥
France (FRA) Frenched 8/7/16 4♥
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR) Dirty English 7/10/16 3.5♥
Canada (CAN) Underneath It All Kate Canterbury 6/21/16 3♥
Italy (ITA) Cale Victoria Ashley 6/24/16 3.5♥
Germany (GER) Dragos Takes a Holiday 7/5/16 4♥

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.

Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Peanut Goes to School (Elder Races, #6.7) by Thea Harrison blue on cover 7/7/16 2♥
Black: Maggie for Hire (Maggie MacKay, Magical Tracker, #1) by Kate Danley - black cover and bad guy 7/9/16 2.5-3♥
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Kinked (Elder Races, #6) by Thea Harrison 7/2/16 4♥
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: The Game Plan (Game On, #3) by Kristen Callihan 6/26/16 4♥

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.


message 11: by JC (last edited Sep 04, 2016 04:57PM) (new)

JC (jmnc) | 311 comments I'll go for Silver - 15 books.

15/15 complete + bonus

The Games
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Finished 9/3/16 ~ 3 stars

Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Assassin's Quest Finished 9/4/16 ~ 4 stars

Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Waistcoats & Weaponry Finished 8/7/16 ~ 3 stars

Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character
The City of Mirrors Finished 8/21/16 ~ 4 stars

Countries
United States The Time Traveler's Wife Finished 6/25/16 ~ 4 stars
Great Britain (GBR) The King's Curse Finished 7/6/16 ~ 3 stars
Italy (ITA) Empress of the Seven Hills Finished 8/22/16 ~ 3 stars

The colors on the Olympic Flag
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
Manners & Mutiny Finished 8/10/16 ~ 3 stars

Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Paper Towns Finished 7/10/16 ~ 2 stars

Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Airborn Finished 7/20/16 ~ 4 stars

Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Prentice Alvin Finished 7/25/16 ~ 4 stars

White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.
Brother Odd Finished 8/2/16 ~ 3 stars

Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
The Infinite Sea Finished 8/4/16 ~ 4 stars

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
American Housewife: Stories Finished 7/25/16 ~ 4 stars

Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.
The Winter Rose Finished 7/28/16 ~ 4 stars

Bonus: The Sea of Tranquility (MC is a runner) Finished 7/15/16 ~ 3 stars

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The King's Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #7) by Philippa Gregory Paper Towns by John Green The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel Prentice Alvin (Tales of Alvin Maker, #3) by Orson Scott Card American Housewife Stories by Helen Ellis The Winter Rose (The Tea Rose, #2) by Jennifer Donnelly Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3) by Dean Koontz The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2) by Rick Yancey Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3) by Gail Carriger Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School, #4) by Gail Carriger The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3) by Justin Cronin Empress of the Seven Hills (The Empress of Rome, #3) by Kate Quinn Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3) by Robin Hobb


message 12: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19211 comments I'm in! I'll be going for Gold, but hope to get that World Record too!

Looks fun!


message 13: by Ethel (last edited Aug 10, 2016 09:57PM) (new)

Ethel | 739 comments RRRC - Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge

Duration: June 15 - September 14

Level: World Record Holder: 25+1/25 + 1 read

The Games (5 books)

Summer: Greek Doctor, Cinderella Bride by Amy Andrews [10.7.]
Winter: The Shining by Stephen King [30.7.]
Paralympics: Enticed by His Forgotten Lover by Maya Banks [9.7.]
Youth Games: Lord of the Flies by William Golding [16.6.]
Ancient Games: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol [30.6.]

Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame [26.6.]
Switzerland (SUI): Shift by Hugh Howey [21.7.]
United States (USA): Stolen Angel by Lucy Leroux [8.7.]
France (FRA): Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb [9.8.]
Japan (JPN): Can't Let Go by A.P. Jensen [8.7.]
Great Britain (GBR): A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking [15.6.]
Canada (CAN): The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper [24.6.]
Italy (ITA): Infatuation by Melissa Schroeder [10.7.]
Germany (GER): Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami [3.8.]

Colors and Symbols (10 books)
Blue: Second Time Around J.M. Madden [9.7.]
Black: Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams [18.6.]
Red: Veil of Night by Linda Howard [2.7.]
Yellow: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [21.6.]
Green: SEAL's Lost Dream by J.M. Madden [11.7.]
White: Built by Jay Crownover [1.7.]

Olympic Rings: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie [17.7.]
Torch/Flame: IOU Sex by Calista Fox [10.8.]
Medals: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick [18.6.]
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Outlander by Diana Gabaldon [15.7.]

Bonus: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel [8.8.]


message 14: by Sandra (last edited Sep 06, 2016 01:37AM) (new)

Sandra | 712 comments I'm in.
World Record Holder: Read 25 books + bonus.

THE GAMES

✔1 somewhere known for hot weather - Kade - Cheyenne McCray - 19 JUNE
✔2 takes place in winter - Can't Help Falling in Love - Bella Andre - 29 JUNE
✔3 character who suffers from disability - Me Before You - Jojo Moyes - 9 JULY
✔4 Read a YA book - Falling into You - Jasinda Wilder - 15 JUNE
✔5 book with an older character - Innocent in Las Vegas - A.R. Winters - 29 JULY

Kade (Armed and Dangerous #4) by Cheyenne McCray Can't Help Falling in Love (San Francisco Sullivans, #3; The Sullivans, #3) by Bella Andre Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes Falling into You (Falling, #1) by Jasinda Wilder Innocent in Las Vegas (Tiffany Black Mysteries #1) by A.R. Winters

COUNTRIES

✔6 GRE - Dead Right - Brenda Novak - 24 JULY
✔7 BRA - Dead Silence - Brenda Novak - 24 JULY
✔8 SUI - The Prince's Ultimate Deception - Emilie Rose - 22 JULY
✔9 Author from USA - Falling Under - Jasinda Wilder - 16 JUNE
✔10 FRA - Forbidden Pleasures - Emily Jane Trent - 12 JULY
✔11 JPN - Private Room Number Three - Jennifer Crowfoot - 26 JUNE
✔12 GBR - The Bourbon Kings - J.R. Ward - 25 AUG
✔13 Canadian author - Ember - Part One - Deborah Bladon - 26 JUNE
✔14 ITA - The Temptation - Cheyenne McCray - 8 JULY
✔15 GER - Riding Temptation - Jaci Burton - 28 JULY

Dead Right (Stillwater, #3) by Brenda Novak Dead Silence (Stillwater, #1) by Brenda Novak The Prince's Ultimate Deception (Monte Carlo Affairs, #2) by Emilie Rose Falling Under (Falling, #3) by Jasinda Wilder Forbidden Pleasures (Touched By You, #6) by Emily Jane Trent Private Room Number Three by Jennifer Crowfoot The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings, #1) by J.R. Ward Ember - Part One (Ember, #1) by Deborah Bladon The Temptation (Lexi Steele, #3) by Cheyenne McCray Riding Temptation (Wild Riders, #2) by Jaci Burton

COLOURS AND SYMBOLS

✔16 blue on the cover - Loving You Always - Kennedy Ryan - 18 JUNE
✔17 darker storyline - Deep Domination - Lili Valente - 22 JUNE
✔18 red cover - When You Are Mine - Kennedy Ryan - 18 JUNE
✔19 yellow on the cover - Down on Her Knees - Christine Bell - 30 JUNE
✔20 green on the cover - Down and Dirty - Christine Bell - 30 JUNE
✔21 white on the cover - The Billionaire Wins the Game - Melody Anne - 25 JUNE
✔22 multiple POVs - Falling into Us - Jasinda Wilder - 16 JUNE
✔23 fire on the cover - Answered Prayers - Danielle Steel - 22 AUG
✔24 nominated for an award - Holding Out - Lila Rose - 12 JULY
✔25 a longer book - Angels and Demons - Dan Brown - 16 AUG

Loving You Always (The Bennetts #2) by Kennedy Ryan Deep Domination (Bought by the Billionaire, #2) by Lili Valente When You Are Mine (The Bennetts, #1) by Kennedy Ryan Down on Her Knees (Dare Me, #3) by Christine Bell Down and Dirty (Dare Me, #2) by Christine Bell The Billionaire Wins the Game (Billionaire Bachelors, #1) by Melody Anne Falling into Us (Falling, #2) by Jasinda Wilder Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel Holding Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club, #1) by Lila Rose Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown

BONUS

✔26 Ice Hockey - Off Sides - Sawyer Bennett - 23 JUNE
✔27 Snowboarding - Instant Attraction - Jill Shalvis - 17 JUNE
✔28 Aquatics - Instant Gratification - Jill Shalvis - 17 JUNE
✔29 Canoeing - Instant Temptation - Jill Shalvis - 18 JUNE
✔30 Ice Hockey - Off the Record - Sawyer Bennett - 23 JUNE
✔31 Ice Hockey - Off Season - Sawyer Bennett - 25 JUNE
✔32 Boxing - Down for the Count - Christine Bell - 29 JUNE
✔33 Ice Hockey - Pucked - Helena Hunting - 3 JULY
✔34 Sailing - Memory - Cassia Leo - 3 JULY
✔35 Football - Tall, Tatted and Tempting - Tammy Falkner - 4 JULY
✔36 Basketball - The Second Betrayal - Cheyenne McCray - 8 JULY
✔37 Shooting - Unlawful Contact: I-Team 3 - Pamela Clare - 10 JULY
✔38 Shooting - Naked Edge - Pamela Clare - 10 JULY
✔39 Shooting - Secret Obsession - Katie Reus - 11 JULY
✔40 Shooting - Climbing Out - Lila Rose - 12 JULY
✔41 Football - Torched - Bella Love-Wins - 15 JULY
✔42 Golf - The Neighbor #1 - Claire Adams - 15 JULY
✔43 Weightlifting - In the Zone - Sierra Cartwright - 16 JULY
✔44 Sailing - Trouble - Alexis Blake - 17 JULY
✔45 Shooting - Breaking Point - Pamela Clare - 18 JULY
✔46 Shooting - The Missing Link - J.M. Sevilla - 25 JULY
✔47 Equestrian - Destined for Love - Melissa Foster - 26 JULY
✔48 Ice Hockey - Pucked Up - Helena Hunting - 1 AUG
✔49 Sailing - Wooed by You - Sophia Knightly - 3 AUG
✔50 Sailing - Perfection #2 - Claire Adams - 8 AUG
✔51 Golf - Treading Water - Marie Force - 8 AUG
✔52 Cycling - An Unlikely Match - Barbara Dunlop - 9 AUG
✔53 Cycling - Taught - B.B. Hamel - 14 AUG
✔54 Shooting - Honored - B.B. Hamel - 14 AUG
✔55 Athletics - Friendship on Fire - Melissa Foster - 17 AUG
✔56 Canoeing - An Extraordinary Match - Barbara Dunlop - 18 AUG
✔57 Shooting - Riding the Night - Jaci Burton - 19 AUG
✔58 Aquatics - Sea of Love - Melissa Foster - 24 AUG
✔59 Athletics - Broken Hart - Ella Fox - 25 AUG
✔60 Equestrian - Skin Deep - Pamela Clare - 26 AUG
✔61 Volleyball - Striking Distance: I-Team 6 - Pamela Clare - 27 AUG
✔62 Ice Hockey - Pucked Over - Helena Hunting - 27 AUG
✔63 Weightlifting - My Stepbrother, His Highness - Victoria Cabot - 28 AUG
✔64 Equestrian - Wanted! - Vicki Lewis Thompson - 28 AUG
✔65 Weightlifting - Loving Hart - Ella Fox - 28 AUG
✔66 Equestrian - Ambushed! - Vicki Lewis Thompson - 29 AUG
✔67 Equestrian - Claimed! - Vicki Lewis Thompson - 30 AUG
✔68 Boxing - Willing Victim - Cara McKenna - 30 AUG
✔69 Shooting - Finding Hart - Ella Fox - 31 AUG
✔70 Shooting - Broken Cheaters - Lacey Silks - 1 SEPT
✔71 Shooting - Soldier Under Siege - Elle Kennedy - 2 SEPT
✔72 Shooting - Special Forces Rendezvous - Elle Kennedy - 2 SEPT
✔73 Wrestling - Maybe Matt's Miracle - Tammy Falkner - 2 SEPT
✔74 Shooting - Soul Deep - Pamela Clare

Off Sides (Off, #1) by Sawyer Bennett Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1) by Jill Shalvis Instant Gratification (Wilder, #2) by Jill Shalvis Instant Temptation (Wilder, #3) by Jill Shalvis Off the Record (Off, #3) by Sawyer Bennett Off Season (Off, #5.5) by Sawyer Bennett Down for the Count (Dare Me, #1) by Christine Bell Pucked (Pucked, #1) by Helena Hunting Memory (Luke, #2) by Cassia Leo Tall, Tatted and Tempting (The Reed Brothers, #1) by Tammy Falkner The Second Betrayal (Lexi Steele, #2) by Cheyenne McCray Unlawful Contact I-Team 3 (The I-Team Series) by Pamela Clare Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare Secret Obsession (Red Stone Security, #12) by Katie Reus Climbing Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club, #2) by Lila Rose Torched (The Wild Flames, #2) by Bella Love-Wins The Neighbor #1 by Claire Adams In the Zone by Sierra Cartwright Trouble by Alexis Blake Breaking Point (I-Team, #5) by Pamela Clare The Missing Link (Marked, #1) by J.M. Sevilla Destined for Love (The Bradens at Weston, CO #2; The Bradens #2; Love in Bloom #5) by Melissa Foster Pucked Up (Pucked, #2) by Helena Hunting Wooed by You (Tropical Heat, #1) by Sophia Knightly Perfection #2 by Claire Adams Treading Water (Treading Water, #1) by Marie Force An Unlikely Match (Match, #1) by Barbara Dunlop Taught (City's Secrets, #2.5) by B.B. Hamel Honored (City's Secrets, #4) by B.B. Hamel Friendship on Fire (The Bradens at Weston, CO #3; The Bradens #3; Love in Bloom #6) by Melissa Foster An Extraordinary Match (Match, #3) by Barbara Dunlop Riding the Night (Wild Riders, #5) by Jaci Burton Sea of Love (The Bradens at Weston, CO #4; The Bradens #4; Love in Bloom #7) by Melissa Foster Broken Hart (The Hart Family, #1) by Ella Fox Skin Deep (I-Team, #5.5) by Pamela Clare Striking Distance I-Team 6 (The I-Team Series) by Pamela Clare Pucked Over (Pucked, #3) by Helena Hunting My Stepbrother, His Highness A Royal Stepbrother Billionaire Bad Boy Romance by Victoria Cabot Wanted! (Sons of Chance, #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Loving Hart (The Hart Family, #3) by Ella Fox Ambushed! (Sons of Chance, #2) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Claimed! (Sons of Chance, #3) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Willing Victim by Cara McKenna Finding Hart (The Hart Family, #6) by Ella Fox Broken Cheaters by Lacey Silks Soldier Under Siege (The Hunted, #1) by Elle Kennedy Special Forces Rendezvous (The Hunted, #2) by Elle Kennedy Maybe Matt's Miracle (The Reed Brothers, #4) by Tammy Falkner Soul Deep (I-Team, #6.5) by Pamela Clare


message 15: by Tania (last edited Aug 03, 2016 07:40AM) (new)

Tania | 201 comments I'm in, not sure how well I going to coupe with this one.

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

Gold Medal: Read 20 books


The Games (5 books)

Summer - Owned by the Billionaire: Alpha Billionaire Romance
Winter - Survival: A Military Stepbrother Romance
Paralympics - Death Masks
Youth Games - Brian's Hunt
Ancient Games - The Gift: A Highland Novella:

Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE) - Target America
Brazil (BRA):
Switzerland (SUI):
United States (USA) - Samurai Game
France (FRA) - Double Dealing: A Menage Romance
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR) - Highland Soldiers 1: The Enemy
Canada (CAN) - Arctic Wargame
Italy (ITA) - Incandescent
Germany (GER) - Falling for the CEO: Alpha Billionaire Romance

Colors and Symbols (10 books)

Blue - Deep Blue
Black - Past Echoes
Red - The Canterville Ghost
Yellow - Nobody But You
Green - Brian's Hunt
White - The Yompers: With 45 Commando in the Falklands War
Olympic Rings - Why Monkeys Live in Trees and Other Stories from Benin
Torch/Flame - Shadow Rider
Medals - The Gift: A Highland Novella
Olympic Motto - Spider Game

Bonus:

Skiing - My Kind of Wonderful
Shooting - Dividing Zero
Fencing -Phantom Embrace
Swimming - Untapped Pleasures: Alpha Billionaire Romance
Canoeing - Brian's Return


message 16: by Mandi (last edited Sep 30, 2016 12:26PM) (new)

Mandi | 45 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
Level: World Record: 24/25 read plus bonus

World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)

1. Summer: The Unleashing
2. Winter: Obsession in Death
3. Paralympics: Ghost Gifts
4. Youth Games: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
5. Ancient Games: Mortal Danger

Countries (10 books)

6. Greece (GRE): Archangel's Legion
7. Brazil (BRA): Bared to You
Switzerland (SUI): Until the Sun Falls from the Sky
8. United States (USA): Phantom Desires
9. France (FRA): Cherry Kisses: Fenix and Jared's First Valentine's Day
10. Japan (JPN)
11. Great Britain (GBR): Magic Burns
12. Canada (CAN): Bitten
13. Italy (ITA): Thankless in Death
14. Germany (GER): Magic Dreams

Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
15. Blue: The Beast
16. Black: HARDER
17. Red: Blood Kiss
18. Yellow: Sweet Filthy Morning After
19. Green: Strange Candy
20. White: Cabin Fever
21. Olympic Rings: Caught in the Barn
22. Torch/Flame: Storm Born
23. Medals: Concealed in Death
24. Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": The Promise

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different.

Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.

Brotherhood in Death


message 17: by Someoneyouknow (new)

Someoneyouknow | 562 comments I'm in.

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
Level: Bronze Medal: Read 10 books

Read 0/10


The Games (5 books)


Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.

Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.


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Maureen (ryrou) | 32 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 - September 14, 2016
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THE GAMES
Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character

COUNTRIES
Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)


COLORS AND SYMBOLS:
The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.

BONUS:
The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1070 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or 2016 Summer Olympics, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. This is expected to be the largest Olympic Games in history, with more than 10,500 athletes from 206 nations scheduled to participate. Let's celebrate their accomplishments with a challenge!


Levels:

Bronze Medal: Read 10 books
Silver Medal: Read 15 books
Gold Medal: Read 20 books
World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t


Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed. You may either update your original post or repost as the challenge progresses, but please repost upon completion.

Happy Reading!


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• | 475 comments I'm in...

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

World Record Holder: Completed 25/25
Bonus: 2


Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.

There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed.

The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather (South America)

Dark Possession (Dark, #18) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 29/06/2016

Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter

Dark Celebration (Dark, #17) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 27/06/2016

Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of disability (blind)

Dark Symphony (Dark, #10) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 15/06/2016

Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book

United as One (Lorien Legacies, #7) by Pittacus Lore by Pittacus Lore - 01/07/2016

Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel

Make Me Love You by Johanna Lindsey by Johanna Lindsey - 21/07/2016


Countries (10 books)
For country, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.

Greece (GRE): GRE in author name

To Love a Wolf (SWAT #4) by Paige Tyler by Paige Tyler

Brazil (BRA): BRA in the title

Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5) by Kresley Cole by Kresley Cole - 05/07/2016

Switzerland (SUI): SUI in title

Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark, #16) by Kresley Cole by Kresley Cole - 20/07/2016

United States (USA) - set in USA

Dark Melody (Dark, #12) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 23/06/2016

France (FRA) FRA in author's name

Dark Slayer (Dark, #20) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 30/06/2016

Japan (JPN) - JPN in authors name

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1) by Sophie Jordan by Sophie Jordan - 06/08/2016

Great Britain (GBR) - Character from there and partially set there

Pirate's Bride (Liberty's Ladies Book 1) by Lynette Vinet by Lynette Vinet - 15/06/2016

Canada (CAN) - CAN in title and author's name

Dark Descent (Carpathians, #11) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 22/06/2016

Italy (ITA) - Set in Italy

Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts by Nora Roberts - 17/06/2016

Germany (GER) GER in title

Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #4) by Kresley Cole by Kresley Cole - 04/07/2016


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover

In the Company of Wolves (SWAT, #3) by Paige Tyler by Paige Tyler - 21/06/2016

Black: Read a book with black on the cover

Dark Curse (Dark, #19) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 30/06/2016

Red: Read a book with a red cover

Dark Demon (Dark, #16) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 26/06/2016

Yellow: Read a book with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character

Big Bad Beast (Pride, #6) by Shelly Laurenston by Shelly Laurenston - 22/07/2016

Green: Read a book that is set primarily outdoors (also animals play a role)

Dark Secret (Dark, #15) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 25/06/2016

White: Read a book with a virginal character.

Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #6) by Kresley Cole by Kresley Cole - 06/07/2016

Olympic Rings: Read a book with multiple POVs or connected storylines.

Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) by Nalini Singh by Nalini Singh - 20/05/2016

Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover

Dark Destiny (Dark, #13) by Christine Feehan by Christine Feehan - 24/06/2016

Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind.(RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal Romance (2007), HOLT Medallion by Virginia Romance Writers for Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic/Fantasy (2007))

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole by Kresley Cole - 03/07/2016

Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling by J.K. Rowling - 17/06/2016

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t


Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

✔ Athletics (Track & Field) (goes running to keep control)
Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11) by Kresley Cole by Kresley Cole - 13/07/2016

✔ Football (Soccer), Rugby (she's been selected for the olympic Soccer team and he plays Rugby with his pack)
MacRieve (Immortals After Dark, #14) by Kresley Cole by Kresley Cole - 17/07/2016


Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


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Barbara ★ | 3550 comments I'm going for "World Record Holder".

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
Duration: June 15 - September 14, 2016


READ: 25/25

The Games (5 books)
✔Summer: Stalked - Allison Brennan (during summer) 6/30
✔Winter: Cold Snap - Allison Brennan (during winter/blizzard) 7/30
✔Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Edge of Sight - Roxanne St. Claire (hero is missing an eye) 9/9
✔Youth Games: Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine (YA) 7/25
✔Ancient Games: Last to Die - Tess Gerritsen (m.c.'s are in their 40s) 6/24
Stalked (Lucy Kincaid, #5) by Allison Brennan Cold Snap (Lucy Kincaid, #7) by Allison Brennan Edge of Sight (The Guardian Angelinos, #1) by Roxanne St. Claire Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10) by Tess Gerritsen

Countries (10 books)
✔Greece (GRE): The Darkest Torment - Gena Showalter (GRE in author) 6/17
✔Brazil (BRA): All Wound Up - Jaci Burton (BRA in author) 7/10
✔Switzerland (SUI): A Vision of Murder - Victoria Laurie (SUI in title) 6/26
✔United States (USA) - 7 Brides for 7 Bodies - Stephanie Bond (Georgia) 6/25
✔France (FRA) - Born of Defiance - Sherrilyn Kenyon (FRA in title) 7/28
✔Japan (JPN) - Tempt Me If You Can - Janet Chapman (JPN in author) 7/4
✔Great Britain (GBR) - Stiletto - Daniel O'Malley (England) 7/14
✔Canada (CAN) - The Immortal Who Loved Me - Lynsay Sands 7/11
✔Italy (ITA) - The Pirate Bride - Sandra Hill (ITA in title) 7/23
✔Germany (GER) - League of Dragons - Naomi Novik (set in Berlin, Germany) 6/20

The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld, #12) by Gena Showalter All Wound Up (Play by Play, #10) by Jaci Burton A Vision of Murder (Psychic Eye Mystery, #3) by Victoria Laurie 7 Brides for 7 Bodies (Body Movers, #7) by Stephanie Bond Born of Defiance (The League, #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Tempt Me If You Can (Sinclair Brothers, #2) by Janet Chapman Stiletto (The Checquy Files, #2) by Daniel O'Malley The Immortal Who Loved Me (Argeneau #21) by Lynsay Sands The Pirate Bride (Viking I, #11) by Sandra Hill League of Dragons (Temeraire, #9) by Naomi Novik

Colors and Symbols (10 books)
The colors on the Olympic Flag:
✔Blue: The Prince Who Loved Me - Karin Hawkins 6/25
✔Black: Time Salvager - Wesley Chu 7/15
✔Red: Seduction's Shift - A.C. Arthur 7/28
✔Yellow: Stolen - Allison Brennan 7/20
✔Green: Holiday on Ice - Jaci Burton 8/31
✔White: Frostbitten - Kelley Armstrong 7/8
The Prince Who Loved Me (The Oxenburg Princes, #1) by Karen Hawkins Time Salvager (Time Salvager #1) by Wesley Chu Seduction's Shift (The Shadow Shifters, #2) by A.C. Arthur Stolen (Lucy Kincaid, #6) by Allison Brennan Holiday on Ice (Play by Play, #8.5) by Jaci Burton Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10) by Kelley Armstrong

✔Olympic Rings: Ghouls Gone Wild - Victoria Laurie (circle on cover) 7/7
✔Torch/Flame: Stamped Out - Terri Thayer (fire on cover) 7/4
✔Medals: Coraline - Neil Gaiman (Bram Stoker Award 2002) 7/6
✔Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Born of Fury - Sherrilyn Kenyon (704 pages) 7/15
Ghouls Gone Wild (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #4) by Victoria Laurie Stamped Out (A Stamping Sisters Mystery, #1) by Terri Thayer Coraline by Neil Gaiman Born of Fury (The League, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Bonus:
The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports.
Poison Princess - Kresley Cole (archery) 7/31
Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1) by Kresley Cole

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Jane (PS) | 19366 comments I'm in, and I'm a low-achiever ;) I'm targetting bronze or silver at the start...


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Cher | 57 comments I'm going for silver medal for now..

14/15
The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather - Suddenly One Summer 22/06/16
Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather

Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)

Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
The Target 01/07/16
The Target (FBI Thriller, #3) by Catherine Coulter

Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character
The Billionaire's Marriage Proposal
The Billionaire's Marriage Proposal (Billionaire Bachelors, #4) by Melody Anne


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games

Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) - Sleepless in Manhattan 10/07/16 Set in USA (New York).
Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love, #1) by Sarah Morgan
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN) - A Ruthless Proposition 16/06/16 Set in Japan.
A Ruthless Proposition by Natasha Anders
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water. The Rosie Effect 08/07/16
The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2) by Graeme Simsion
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline. The Rosie Project 03/07/16
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline. Grin and Beard It 29/06/16 Happy, Funny character
Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers, #2) by Penny Reid
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.
Untouched 27/06/16 Viriginal Character
Untouched by Alexa Riley

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
More Than This 10/07/16 Multiple POVs
More Than This (More Than, #1) by Jay McLean
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.Wednesday hot storyline 08/07/16
Wednesday by Kendall Ryan
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong. From This Day Forward a short book 10/07/16
From This Day Forward (The Wedding Belles, #0.5) by Lauren Layne

Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy The Deal 01/07/16 , Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling


message 24: by Katherine (last edited Sep 10, 2016 08:56AM) (new)

Katherine (katkattrinn) | 629 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge - June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
World Record Holder: 25/25 Bonus: 4/5


The Games:
Summer: A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses 16/6/16
Winter: Come A Little Bit Closer 15/6/16
Paralympics: Winter 18/6/16
Youth Games: Rules of Attraction 25/6/16
Ancient Games: Bitter Spirits 29/6/16
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses (Half-Moon Hollow, #2) by Molly Harper Come A Little Bit Closer (San Francisco Sullivans, #7; The Sullivans, #7) by Bella Andre Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties, #1) by Jenn Bennett

Countries:
Greece (GRE):Becoming Calder 29/7/16
Brazil (BRA): One with You 16/7/16
Switzerland (SUI):Beautiful Boss 17/8/16
United States (USA): Love, Chloe 16/6/16
France (FRA): Yanked 18/7/16
Japan (JPN): Reign of Shadows 10/9/16
Great Britain (GBR): Sweet Home 27/7/16
Canada (CAN): Chain Reaction 20/8/16
Italy (ITA): Hook Me 15/7/16
Germany (GER): Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors 31/7/16
(view spoiler)
Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan One with You (Crossfire, #5) by Sylvia Day Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5) by Christina Lauren Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre Yanked (Frenched, #1.5) by Melanie Harlow Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows, #1) by Sophie Jordan Sweet Home (Sweet Home, #1) by Tillie Cole Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3) by Simone Elkeles Hook Me (Men of Inked, #2) by Chelle Bliss Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, #4) by Molly Harper

Colors and Symbols;
Blue: Pleasure Unbound 24/6/16
Black: The Other C-Word 22/6/16
Red: Desire Unchained 27/6/16
Yellow: The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire 20/6/16
Green: Stuck-Up Suit 28/6/16
White: Passion Unleashed 28/6/16
Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione The Other C-Word (In Other Words, #1) by M.K. Schiller Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half-Moon Hollow, #3) by Molly Harper Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione

Olympic Rings: Lover Awakened 1/7/16
Torch/Flame: Tangled 6/7/16
Medals: Beautiful Oblivion 29/6/16
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Light My Fire 4/7/16
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers, #1) by Jamie McGuire Light My Fire (Dragon Kin, #7) by G.A. Aiken

Bonus:

Athletics - Up in Flames 19/7/16
Basketball - What Happened to Goodbye 19/6/16
Football/Soccer - Cocky Bastard 26/7/16
Ice Hockey - Pucked 21/6/16
Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach, #13) by Abbi Glines What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward Pucked (Pucked, #1) by Helena Hunting

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Badminton, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling


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Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1200 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016


Read: 15 books

Levels:
Silver Medal: Read 15 books
Gold Medal: Read 20 books
World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather - Irresistible Desire - 6/16
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.) - Protecting His Own - 6/24
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline - Music of the Heart - 6/27
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character - The Wedding Dress - 6/22


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games - Discovering You - 6/28
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee - All That He Requires - 6/27

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) - Fatal Jeopardy - 6/25
France (FRA) - Trust by Ella Frank - 7/4
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR) - Fourth Debt - 6/20
►Canada (CAN) - Fatal Identity - 8/2
Italy (ITA) - Dominated - 6/28
Germany (GER) - Crave - 6/30

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water. - Never Never (Never Never, #1) by Colleen Hoover - 7/3
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”. - The Collector by Nora Roberts - 6/20
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline. - All That He Desires (The Billionaire's Seduction, #2) by Olivia Thorne - 6/20
Green: Read a book with green on the cover - Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1) by Pamela Clare - 6/30
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character. - Always Mine (The Barrington Billionaires, #1) by Ruth Cardello - 7/3

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines. - Miracle (Pagano Family, #6) by Susan Fanetti - 8/11
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline. - Nauti Nights - 7/7
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast. - First Flames - 7/13

Irresistible Desire (Savannah, #1) by Danielle Jamie Protecting His Own (Masters of the Shadowlands, #11) by Cherise Sinclair Music of the Heart (Runaway Train, #1) by Katie Ashley The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck Discovering You (Whiskey Creek, #10) by Brenda Novak All That He Requires (The Billionaire's Seduction, #4) by Olivia Thorne Fatal Jeopardy (Fatal, #7) by Marie Force Trust (Temptation, #3) by Ella Frank Fourth Debt (Indebted, #5) by Pepper Winters Dominated (The Enforcers, #2) by Maya Banks Crave (Bonds, #1) by Sierra Cartwright Never Never (Never Never, #1) by Colleen Hoover The Collector by Nora Roberts All That He Desires (The Billionaire's Seduction, #2) by Olivia Thorne Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1) by Pamela Clare Always Mine (The Barrington Billionaires, #1) by Ruth Cardello Nauti Nights (Nauti, #2) by Lora Leigh First Flames (Fireside Romance, #1) by Drew Hunt

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t


Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed. You may either update your original post or repost as the challenge progresses, but please repost upon completion.


message 26: by Amber (last edited Sep 10, 2016 08:52PM) (new)

Amber | 715 comments I'm in!

Gold Medal 9/20
The Games (5 books)

Summer: The Weekenders - Mary Kay Andrews (South Carolina) 8/12/16
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: The Summer Wind - Mary Alice Monroe (Autism) 8/18/16
Ancient Games: The Summer's End - Mary Alice Monroe 8/25/16

Countries (10 books)

(GRE): Spring Fever - Mary Kay Andrews 9/10/16
(BRA):
(SUI):
(USA) Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight 6/22/16
(FRA)
(JPN)
(GBR)
(CAN) Nantucket Nights - Elin Hilderbrand 9/2/16
(ITA)
(GER)


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Beach Town - Mary Kay Andrews 7/3/16
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: A Lowcountry Wedding - Mary Alice Monroe 8/28/16
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: If You Only Knew - Kristan Higgins 7/18/16
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.


The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews The Summer Wind (Lowcountry Summer #2) by Mary Alice Monroe The Summer's End (Lowcountry Summer, #3) by Mary Alice Monroe Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews A Lowcountry Wedding (Lowcountry Summer, #4) by Mary Alice Monroe If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins


message 27: by Dena (last edited Sep 07, 2016 04:55AM) (new)

Dena (detours27) | 52 comments The Games (5/5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Incandescent (Nevada Desert) by River Savage 6/27
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Barbarian's Touch (Ice Planet) by Ruby Dixon 6/17
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
American Bad Boy: A Military Romance (Leg missing) by Eddie Cleveland 7/3
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Corrupt by Penelope Douglas 7/27
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character
A Gift of Time by Beth Flynn 7/18


Countries (9/10 books)

Greece (GRE):
Brazil (BRA): Settling the Score by R.S. Grey 8/10
Switzerland (SUI): Reign: A Royal Military Romance by Roxie Noir 7/31
United States (USA) American Bad Boy: A Military Romance by Eddie Cleveland 7/3
France (FRA)Captured by Jordan Marie 7/23
Japan (JPN) Fighting for the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux 8/12
Great Britain (GBR) London Bound by Ivy Forever by J. Lerman 6/16
Canada (CAN) Puck Buddies by Tara Brown 7/25
Italy (ITA) Inevitable Love by J.C. Santo 8/11
Germany (GER) Cake: A Rockstar Romance by J. Bengsston 8/28


Colors and Symbols (10/10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Barbarian's Touch (Ice Planet Barbarians, #7) by Ruby Dixon by Ruby Dixon 6/17
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Incandescent (Knights Rebels MC, #1) by River Savage by River Savage 6/27
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Prince Lucien by Serena Rose by Serena Rose 6/15
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Saber Tooth (Dawn of Mammals Book 1) by Lou Cadle by Lou Cadle 6/19
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
Stealing Home by Nicole Williams by Nicole Williams 7/27
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.
Everything by Erin Noelle by Erin Noelle 7/4

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Exquisite Trouble (Iron Horse MC, #1) by Ann Mayburn by Ann Mayburn 7/14

Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Hetch (Men of S.W.A.T. #1) by River Savage by River Savage 6/26

Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
The Hurricane (The Hurricane, #1) by R.J. Prescott by R.J. Prescott 8/18

Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.
Burned (Devil's Blaze MC, #2) by Jordan Marie by Jordan Marie 7/23


Bonus: 21/41

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing,
Aquatics Edge of Glory by Magain Vernon 7/18,
Archery, The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday
Athletics (Track & Field) Saber Tooth by Lou Cadle 6/19
Badminton, 1985: Careless Whisper by Misty Provencher 7/29
Basketball
Biathlon, BENCHED by Abilgail Graham 9/6
Bobsleigh,
Boxing Reaper by A. Zavarelli 7/31
Canoeing,
Cross-Country Skiing Barbarian's Touchby Ruby Dixon 6/17
Curling,
Cycling Ride Hard by Laura Kaye 7/22,
Equestrian The Blackwell Lessons by Suzy K. Quinn 6/16
Fencing Out of Darkness by Anna Carven 7/24,
Field Hockey,
Figure Skating, Fighting for the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux 8/12
Football (Soccer) Settling the Score by R.S. Grey 8/10
Freestyle Skiing,
Golf, Balance by Lucia Franco 9/5
Gymnastics, Out of Bounds by R.S. Grey 8/16
Handball,
Ice Hockey Puck Buddies by Tara Brown 7/25
Judo, The Trickster's Lover by Samantha Macleod 9/7
Luge,
Modern Pentathlon, Corrupt by Penelope Douglas 7/27,
Nordic Combined,
Rowing,
Rugby Reign: A Royal Military Romance by Roxie Noir 7/31
Sailing Captured by Jordan Marie 7/23,
Shooting, Exquisite Trouble by Ann Mayburn 7/14
Short Track Speed Skating,
Skeleton,
Ski Jumping,
Snowboarding,
Speed Skating,
Table Tennis,
Triathlon,
Volleyball,
Weightlifting, Hetch (Swat character) by River Savage 6/26
Wrestling


message 28: by Rachel C. (last edited Aug 03, 2016 08:00PM) (new)

Rachel C. (rachelus) | 578 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
Duration: June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
Level: World Record Holder

Complete = 25 / 25 (+1)


The Games (5 books) (Read = 5 / 5)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather - Paper and Fire -> set partially in Egypt (definitely known for warm/hot weather) - 6/21/16

Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather - Devil in Winter -> takes place completely during winter - 7/2/16

Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.) - The Perfect Rake -> both Gideon and Prudence are injured at various times throughout the book (shot wounds, whip marks, etc.) - 6/16/16

Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline - Savage Nights -> Lord Savage's young son figures prominently in this story as a major bone of contension - 6/20/16

Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character - It Happened One Autumn -> historical romance - 6/30/16


Countries (10 books) (Read = 10 / 10)

Greece (GRE) - Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel -> G,R, & E can be found in title - 6/19/16

Brazil (BRA) - Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews -> B, R, & A can be found in title - 7/7/16

Switzerland (SUI) - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie -> S, U, & I can be found in title - 7/18/16

United States (USA) - Driven to Temptation -> takes place in USA - 7/31/16

France (FRA) - Born of Shadows -> F, R, & A can be found in title - 7/30/16

Japan (JPN) - Unraveled -> female MC, Shiori, is from Japan - 7/3/16

Great Britain (GBR) - Emerald -> takes place in Great Britain (both England and Scotland) - 8/3/16

Canada (CAN) - How to Handle a Cowboy -> C, A, & N can be found in title - 6/26/16

Italy (ITA) - Melting into You by Tracey Alvarez -> I, T, & A found in author's name - 6/22/16

Germany (GER) - Lost Highlander by Cassidy Cayman -> G, E, & R can be found in title - 7/24/16

Colors and Symbols (10 books) (Read = 10 / 10)

Blue - Of Poseidon by Anna Banks -> both has blue on cover and takes place on the beach/in the water - 7/10/16

Black - Of Neptune by Anna Banks -> quite a few bad guys (Jagan & daughter, etc.) in this one - 7/11/16

Red - Day Shift by Charlaine Harris -> has both a mysterious and suspenseful storyline - 7/21/16

Yellow: Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew -> yellow on cover - 6/28/16

Green - Of Triton by Anna Banks -> contains animals as a predominant feature of the storyline due to Emma's command of sea life - 7/11/16

White - Protector by Diana Palmer -> Minette Raynor is a virginal character (view spoiler) - 7/18/16

Olympic Rings: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris -> switches POV between the various members of Midnight, though all in 3rd person - 7/6/16

Torch/Flame: Ballroom Blitz by Lorelei James ->has a "hot" storyline - 7/12/16

Medals: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs -> has won multiple awards; see GR book page to see awards won - 7/14/16

Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs -> I think Anna counts as being both physically and mentally strong when needed - 7/16/16


Bonus:

Shooting: Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon -> lots of shooting with "blasters" in this series... - 7/27/16

The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie Lord Savage (Savage Trilogy #1) by Mia Gabriel Savage Nights (Savage Trilogy, #2) by Mia Gabriel Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine Melting into You (Due South, #2) by Tracey Alvarez How to Handle a Cowboy (Cowboys of Decker Ranch, #1) by Joanne Kennedy Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Unraveled (Mastered, #3) by Lorelei James Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas, #1) by Charlaine Harris Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) by Anna Banks Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2) by Anna Banks Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3) by Anna Banks Ballroom Blitz by Lorelei James Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie Protector (Long, Tall Texans, #37) by Diana Palmer Day Shift (Midnight, Texas, #2) by Charlaine Harris Lost Highlander (Lost Highlander, #1) by Cassidy Cayman Born of Ice (The League, #3; Nemesis Legacy - Gen 2, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Born of Shadows (The League, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Driven to Temptation by Melia Alexander


message 29: by ❀~Amy~❀ (last edited Jul 18, 2016 07:19AM) (new)

❀~Amy~❀ (ajpayne75) | 546 comments Let's go to the Olympics! Challenge
6/15/16 - 9/14/16

Levels:
Bronze Medal: Read 10 books
Silver Medal: Read 15 books
Gold Medal: Read 20 books
World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)
5/5 read

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather Zippadacious ~ 6/17/16 ~ ★★★
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather Catch a Tiger by the Tail ~ 7/2/16 ~ ★★★★
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.) Rise & Fall ~ 6/29/16 ~ ★★★★★
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline Three to Get Ready ~ 6/18/16 ~ ★★★1/2
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character Broken ~ 7/9/16 ~ ★★★★


Countries (10 books)
For each of the countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.
10/10 read

I used the country's abbreviation in the title/author for all of these.
Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games The Only Option by Megan Derr ~ 6/26/16 ~ ★★★★
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games Blood & Thunder by Charlie Cochet ~ 6/25/16 ~ ★★★★★
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee Affiliations, Aliens, and Other Profitable Pursuits ~ 7/4/16 ~ ★★★★

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) - Stand By You ~ 6/27/16 ~ ★★★1/2
France (FRA) - First Day of School ~ 6/27/16 ~ ★★★
Japan (JPN) - Practice Makes Perfect by Jay Northcote ~ 7/17/16 ~ ★★★
Great Britain (GBR) - Waiting for Clark by Annabeth Albert ~ 6/30/16 ~ ★★★★★
Canada (CAN) - Dancer of Death ~ 6/21/16 ~ ★★★★★
Italy (ITA) Rack & Ruin by Charlie Cochet ~ 6/27/16 ~ ★★★★
Germany (GER) Against the Grain by Charlie Cochet ~ 6/30/16 ~ ★★★1/2


Colors and Symbols (10 books)
10/10 read

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water. Summoner of Storms ~ 6/19/16 ~ ★★★★★
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”. Hell & High Water ~ 6/24/16 ~ ★★★★
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline. Eater of Lives ~ 6/17/16 ~ ★★★★★
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline. Why Love Matters ~ 6/19/16 ~ ★★★★
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!) Hair Of The Dog ~ 6/16/16 ~ ★★★
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character. A Kind of Truth ~ 6/21/16 ~ ★★★★

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines. Mocker of Ravens ~ 6/20/16 ~ ★★★★★
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline. Reaper of Souls ~ 6/16/16 ~ ★★★★★
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page Destroyer of Worlds ~ 6/18/16 ~ ★★★★★
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong. The Ugliest Sweater ~ 6/15/16 ~ ★★★


Bonus:
The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:
Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.

Alpine Skiing
Aquatics,
Archery,
Athletics (Track & Field),
Badminton,
Basketball,
Biathlon,
Bobsleigh,
Boxing,
Canoeing,
Cross-Country Skiing,
Curling,
Cycling,
Equestrian,
Fencing,
Field Hockey,
Figure Skating,
Football (Soccer),
Freestyle Skiing,
Golf,
Gymnastics,
Handball,
Ice Hockey,
Judo,
Luge,
Modern Pentathlon,
Nordic Combined,
Rowing,
Rugby,
Sailing,
Shooting,
Short Track Speed Skating,
Skeleton,
Ski Jumping,
Snowboarding,
Speed Skating,
Table Tennis,
Triathlon,
Volleyball,
Weightlifting,
Wrestling


message 30: by JoAnne (last edited Jul 12, 2016 02:59PM) (new)

JoAnne | 1061 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

World Record Holder: 25/25 books
Bonus: 6

The Games


Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer
Batter Up Robyn Neeley 6/20/16

Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter
Ain't She Sweet Marie Force 6/19/16

Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.) Hollie starts the book off with a bout of food poisoning, a bird attacks her and she falls and hurts her wrist and hand. Her fiance has scars and a wounded shoulder.
Hollie Porter Builds a Raft Eliza Gordon 6/21/16

Youth Games: Read a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Worth It All Claudia Connor 6/26/16

Ancient Games: Read a book with an older character
And I Love Her Marie Force 6/19/16

Countries

Greece (GRE):
letters in title Unforgettable: Book One Nelle L'Amour 6/30/16

Brazil (BRA): letters in title
The Beekeeper's Ball Susan Wiggs 7/12/16

Switzerland (SUI): letters in title
Righteous Lies Patricia Watters 7/4/16

United States setting Whisper Beach Shelley Noble 6/24/16

France 1/2 book set in France Overseas Beatriz Williams 6/15/16

Japan (JPN) letters in title
Justified Deception Patricia Watters 7/4/16

Great Britain (GBR) letters in title
The Right Bride Jennifer Ryan 6/28/16

Canada (CAN) letters in title
Bad Case of Lovin' You Anita Louise 6/17/16

Italy (ITA) letters in title
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Maggie O'Farrell 6/23/16

Germany (GER) letters in title
Charged Jay Crownover 7/9/16

Colors and Symbols

The colors on the Olympic Flag:

Blue: Read a book that is set on or near the water. Newport RI
On the Rocks Erin Duffy 6/20/16

Black: Read a book with black on the cover
On My Knees (Bridge, #1) by Meredith Wild Meredith Wild 06/20/16

Red: Read a book with a red cover
Finding North (Naive Mistakes, #1) by Rachel Dunning Rachel Dunning 6/21/16

Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover
Six Months in Montana (Montana Sweet Western Romance, #1) by Pamela M. Kelley Pamela M. Kelley 6/22/16

Green: Read a book that includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline
I Want to Hold Your Hand Marie Force 6/16/16

White: Read a book with white on the cover AND with a virginal character.
Good Cop (Heroes of Henderson, #1) by Liz Kelly Liz Kelly 6/17/16

Olympic Rings: Read a book with a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Here's to Us Elin Hilderbrand 7/1/16

Torch/Flame: Read a book with a light source on the cover
Silver Linings (Rose Harbor #4) by Debbie Macomber Debbie Macomber 6/26/16

Medals: Read a book that has won an award of any kind.
Lovers At Heart Melissa Foster 7/3/16

Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.
3 Breaths L.K. Collins 6/21/16

Bonus:
Ice Hockey
Major Misconduct Kelly Jamieson 6/27/16
Figure Skating Off Limits Kelly Jamieson 6/27/16
Weightlifting Icing Kelly Jamieson 6/27/16
Athletics (Track & Field) Sign Off Patricia McLinn 6/29/16
Rugby Unwrapping Her Perfect Match Kat Latham 7/6/16
Football (Soccer) The Apple Orchard Susan Wiggs 7/11/16


message 31: by LaurLa (last edited Jun 12, 2016 02:14PM) (new)

LaurLa | 3258 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

Level: World Record Holder
0 of 25 Completed

The Games:
✧Summer: There Goes the Bride - Lori Wilde - takes place in Texas - known to be HOT
✧Winter: Don't Open Till Christmas - Leslie Kelly - takes place at Christmas - aka winter
✧Paralympics: Gingerbread Man - Maggie Shayne - h suffers from PTSD
✧Youth Games: Hidden Huntress - Danielle L. Jensen - YA book
✧Ancient Games: What I Did For a Duke - Julie Anne Long - historical
There Goes the Bride (Wedding Veil Wishes, #1) by Lori Wilde Don't Open Till Christmas (Santori Stories #3) by Leslie Kelly Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2) by Danielle L. Jensen What I Did For a Duke (Pennyroyal Green, #5) by Julie Anne Long

Countries:
✧Greece (GRE): No Good For Anyone - Locklyn Marx - country abbr in title
✧Brazil (BRA): The Marcelli Bride - Susan Mallery - country abbr in title
✧Switzerland (SUI): Blissful Surrender - BJ Harvey - country abbr in title
✧United States (USA): Under the Covers - Rita Herron - set in US
✧France (FRA): Heart of the Night - Gayle Wilson - country abbr in title
✧Japan (JPN): His Majesty, the Prince of Toads - Delle Jacobs - country abbr in title
✧Great Britain (GBR): The Promise - May McGoldrick - set in England/Great Britain
✧Canada (CAN): Picking Clover - Bobby Hutchinson - set in Canada
✧Italy (ITA): The Mistake - Elle Kennedy - country abbr in title
✧Germany (GER): Partner Games - Jessica Clare - country abbr in title
No Good For Anyone by Locklyn Marx The Marcelli Bride (Marcelli, #4) by Susan Mallery Blissful Surrender (Bliss, #3) by B.J. Harvey Under the Covers by Rita Herron Heart of the Night by Gayle Wilson His Majesty, the Prince of Toads by Delle Jacobs The Promise (Rebel Promise, #1) by May McGoldrick Picking Clover (Doctor 911, #4) by Bobby Hutchinson The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2) by Elle Kennedy Partner Games (Games, #6) by Jessica Clare

Colors and Symbols:
✧Blue: Game for Marriage - Karen Erickson - blue cover
✧Black: Safe at Last - Maya Banks - black cover
✧Red: Ginger's Heart - Katy Regnery - red title
✧Yellow: Witness in Death - J.D. Robb - yellow police blockade
✧Green: Hidden Away - Maya Banks - sky has greenish cast
✧White: Finding Bliss - BJ Harvey - white tank
✧Olympic Rings: The Bride of Casa Dracula - Marta Acosta - handcuffs are round
✧Torch/Flame: Tales From Mysteria Falls - Jennifer St. Giles - flame behind couple
✧Medals: Standing in the Shadows - Shannon McKenna - AAR Annual Reader Poll for Best Villain (2004)
✧Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Wrapped in You - Kate Perry - 99 pages
Game for Marriage (Game for It, #1) by Karen Erickson Safe at Last (Slow Burn, #3) by Maya Banks Ginger's Heart by Katy Regnery Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb Hidden Away (KGI, #3) by Maya Banks Finding Bliss (Bliss, #4) by B.J. Harvey The Bride of Casa Dracula (Casa Dracula, #3) by Marta Acosta Tales From Mysteria Falls by Jennifer St. Giles Standing in the Shadows (McClouds & Friends #2) by Shannon McKenna Wrapped in You (Laurel Heights, #10.5) by Kate Perry


message 32: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 2097 comments this looks like lots of fun!


message 33: by Zorina (last edited Aug 02, 2016 04:06PM) (new)

Zorina | 236 comments I'm in! I'm going for silver because it is summer time!

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15 to September 14
Completed: 15/15✔

That done going for Gold metal now.
Completed: 20/20✔
That done going for World Record Holder now.
Completed: 25/25✔
DONE!!!


The Games 5/5✔

√1. Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer:
- A Kiss to Remember by Teresa Medeiros - set during summer time - 07/11
√2. Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter:
- The Viscount's Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley - Christmas time - 06/17
√3. Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental):
- Only Beloved by Mary Balogh - MC and his friends have PTSD, blindness, mobility or other disabilities - 06/21
√4. Youth Games: Read a in which a child figures prominently in the story-line:
- The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath - the whole premise of the book is around a baby
√5. Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel:
- The Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell - Historical romance - 07/09

Countries 10/10✔

√6. Greece (GRE):
- How to Seduce a Scoundrel by Vicky Dreiling - letters in the name of the author - 07/23
√7. Brazil (BRA):
- The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress by Erica Ridley - letters in title - 06/27
√8. Switzerland (SUI):
- My American Duchess by Eloisa James - letters in title - 07/14
√9. United States (USA):
- Defiant by Pamela Clare - set in New York 1760 - 07/06
√10. France (FRA):
- The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley - letters in title - 06/26
√11. Japan (JPN):
- Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman - letters in the name of the author - 07/26
√12. Great Britain (GBR):
- The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries - set in the UK - 06/15
√13. Canada (CAN):
- Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory - letters in title - 07/01
√14. Italy (ITA):
- Magic Tests by Ilona Andrews - letters in title - 06/25
√15. Germany (GER):
- How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling - 08/01

Colors and Symbols: 10/10✔

√16.Blue: 
- The Winter Laird by Nancy Scanlon - blue on cover and set near water - 06/25
√17. Black: 
- Untamed by Pamela Clare - black on cover - 06/17
18. Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious story-line.
- The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon - red on cover - 08/02
√19. Yellow:
- Magic Mourns - yellow on cover and funny MCs - 07/21
√20. Green: 
- Toil and Trouble by H.P. Mallory - green on cover and werewolves in the book - 07/01
√21. White:
- Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas - white wedding dress on cover - 06/23

√22. Olympic Rings: Read a book with a story with multiple POVs or connected story-lines:
- Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon - more than 4 POVs and at least 4 story-lines - 07/19
√23. Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” story-line.
- An American Werewolf in Hoboken - A full moon an a naked man on the cover...enough said - 07/12
√24. Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind:
- How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling - HOLT Medallion by Virginia Romance Writers for Historical & Nominee for Best First Book (2012) - 07/21
√25. Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast:
- A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews - 06/19


Bonus: 0/1
- Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports.


message 34: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Jun 22, 2016 05:45PM) (new)

Fran | 10936 comments I'm in!
Going for the Bronze Medal - 10 books

1/10 Read

1. Green: Read a book that is set primarily outdoors or includes animals in the storyline -Girls Just Wanna Have Fun





Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Barbara Karmazin


message 35: by iReadFluff (last edited Jul 24, 2016 07:01AM) (new)

iReadFluff (lovelee8) I'm going for the Silver - 15 books!

14/15 completed

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather - most of the book takes place in Miami
Turning Up the Heat 7/16/16***
Winter: Read a book that is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather - set in Denver
Built 7/15/16***
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book -
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel -
Cold-Hearted Rake 7/24/16****
Built (Saints of Denver, #1) by Jay Crownover Turning Up the Heat by Tanya Michaels Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Aloha Betrayed 7/16/16***
Switzerland (SUI):
Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Bought for the Greek's Revenge
Canada (CAN)
Captive in the Dark 6/30/16**
Italy (ITA)
The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan 7/13/16****
Germany (GER)
For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.
Bought for the Greek's Revenge by Lynne Graham Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1) by C.J. Roberts The Friend Zone (Game On, #2) by Kristen Callihan Aloha Betrayed (Murder She Wrote, #41) by Jessica Fletcher

Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover
In Bed with a Highlander 7/20/16****
Black: Read a book with black on the cover
Beyond Shame 6/28/16**
Red: Read a book with a red cover
The Hook Up 7/8/16****
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover
Waking Up Pregnant 6/20/16***
Green: Read a book that includes an animal or animals
Death by Tiara 7/9/16***
White: Read a book with white on the cover
Expecting a Royal Scandal7/12/16***
In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks Waking Up Pregnant (Waking Up, #2) by Mira Lyn Kelly Death by Tiara (A Jaine Austen Mystery #13) by Laura Levine Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1) by Kit Rocha Expecting a Royal Scandal by Caitlin Crews The Hook Up (Game On, #1) by Kristen Callihan

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover
Signed Over to Santino
Torch/Flame: Read a book with a “hot” storyline
As Hot as It Gets6/23/16****
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast
A Little Bit of Hot 6/22/16****
Signed Over to Santino by Maya Blake A Little Bit of Hot (Out of Uniform, #9.5) by Elle Kennedy As Hot as It Gets (Out of Uniform #10) by Elle Kennedy
**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different.

There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed. You may either update your original post or repost as the challenge progresses, but please repost upon completion.


message 36: by Amy (last edited Jul 25, 2016 02:39PM) (new)

Amy (amy-i)
Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
Level: Silver Medal (read 15 books)

Read: 14/15
(no page minimum, audiobooks are allowed)

The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline - Eighteen: 18 ... 7/22 ★★★★☆
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character

Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
✔ United States (USA) - (set) Spring Fever ... 7/1 ★★★☆☆
✔ France (FRA) - (abbreviation) Forgive and Forget ... 6/22 ★★★☆☆
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
✔ Canada (CAN) - (abbreviation) A Forced Silence ... 7/7 ★★★★☆
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.

Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
✔ Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover - Desert Foxe ... 7/22 ★★★★★
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
✔ Red: Read a book with a red cover - The Merchant of Death ... 7/11 ★★★★★
✔ Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover - Places in Time ... 6/28 ★★★★☆
✔ Green: Read a book that includes animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!) - To Arizona ... 6/26 ★★★★☆
✔ White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character - Treasure ... 7/14 ★★★★☆

✔ Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines - The Two Gentlemen of Altona ... 7/8 ★★★★★
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
✔ Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.
Blue Mountain ... 7/25 ★★★★★

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t

Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.

✔ Aquatics - Bender ... 7/2 ★★★★☆
✔ Weightlifting - Out of Nowhere ... 7/20 ★★★★★
✔ Basketball - Winter Chill ... 7/21 ★★★☆☆


message 37: by Amanda A (last edited Sep 01, 2016 08:31PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 764 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
Completed: 26/26


World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank 7/25
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
A Fatal Thaw by Dana Stabenow 7/1
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley 8/16
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 7/24
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character
The Reasons For Marriage by Stephanie Laurens 7/13

Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 6/20
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn 6/21
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee
Undiscovered by Anna Hackett 7/8

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) - Honor Bound by Sandra Brown 6/30
France (FRA) - #Selfie by Cambria Hebert 6/24
Japan (JPN) - It Happened One Wedding by Julie James 6/21
Great Britain (GBR) - Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan 6/17
Canada (CAN) - Capture by Rachel Van Dyken 6/25
Italy (ITA) - All The Possibilities by Nora Roberts 6/30
Germany (GER) - Passenger by Alexandra Bracken 8/4

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey by Kristy Woodson Harvey 6/26
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
RoomHate by Penelope Ward by Penelope Ward 6/27
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22) by Janet Evanovich by Janet Evanovich 8/20
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Two of a Kind (Fool's Gold, #11) by Susan Mallery by Susan Mallery 7/23
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
Hidden Away (KGI, #3) by Maya Banks by Maya Banks 8/12
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.
Rush (Breathless, #1) by Maya Banks by Maya Banks 7/27

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
The Coffee Girl (Archer Cove #1) by Natalie Charles by Natalie Charles 7/17
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel by Rebecca Maizel 7/18
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Girl at War by Sara Novic 8/19
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.
When an Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais 8/6

Bonus:
Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner.

The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson 8/21


message 38: by Srividya (new)

Srividya Vijapure (theinkedmermaid) | 57 comments Will start with Bronze!

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016
Level: Bronze
Books read: 0/10


The Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or 2016 Summer Olympics, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. This is expected to be the largest Olympic Games in history, with more than 10,500 athletes from 206 nations scheduled to participate. Let's celebrate their accomplishments with a challenge!


Levels:

Bronze Medal: Read 10 books
Silver Medal: Read 15 books
Gold Medal: Read 20 books
World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.

Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed. You may either update your original post or repost as the challenge progresses, but please repost upon completion.

Happy Reading!


message 39: by MyzanM (last edited Aug 03, 2016 01:15AM) (new)

MyzanM | 317 comments My first goal was bronze, but I reached that rather quick and upgraded to gold. Now I'm well past that so I'm upgrading again to World Record Holder.

I'm DONE!


Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

Level: World Record Holder

Books read: 25/25
Bonus books: 2



Levels:

Bronze Medal: Read 10 books
Silver Medal: Read 15 books
Gold Medal: Read 20 books
World Record Holder: Read 25 books
Bonus: The bonus can be added to any level, and read at any time during the challenge.


The Games (5/5 books)
(view spoiler)

Countries (10/10 books)
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Colors and Symbols (10/10 books)
(view spoiler)
Bonus:
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Unleashed (Ross Siblings, #1) by Cherrie Lynn In the Middle of Somewhere (Middle of Somewhere, #1) by Roan Parrish Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist Ossians ovanliga nanny by Ylva Karlsson Highlander in Her Dreams (Highlander #2) by Allie Mackay Scaling Her Dragon (Paranormal Dating Agency, #8) by Milly Taiden Better Than Good (Better Than, #1) by Lane Hayes The Vampire's Coqui (Diablo's Pack, #1) by Evelise Archer Second Chance Summer (Jasper, #2) by Diana DeRicci Finally Fallen (The Dark Angels, #3) by Z. Allora The Seduction of His Wife (Logger #1) by Janet Chapman Broken Boundaries by Evangeline Anderson One Sweet Ride (Play by Play, #6) by Jaci Burton Latakia by J.F. Smith Big Bad Wolf (The Mating Game, #1) by Georgette St. Clair Maid for the Rock Star (Romance Island Resort, #1) by Demelza Carlton Ink and His Shadow by Beth Baxter Black Ice (Ice, #1) by Anne Stuart The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls, #1) by Kristen Painter Salvaging Toby's Heart by Lexi Ander The Game Plan (Game On, #3) by Kristen Callihan Big Rock by Lauren Blakely Timber Pack Chronicles (Timber Pack Chronicles #1) by Rob Colton Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned, #1) by Andrea Speed

Bonus:
Him (Him #1) by Sarina Bowen Room for You (Cranberry Inn, #1) by Beth Ehemann


message 40: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 23, 2016 10:04PM) (new)

Stephanie | 358 comments Olympics Challenge - Level: World Record Holder
Duration: June 15 - September 14
Completed: 15/25


The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu 08/03/16
Paralympics:  Innocent Prey by Maggie Shayne 06/22/16
Youth Games: Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George 06/16/16
Ancient Games: A Rogue's Proposal by Stephanie Laurens 07/18/16


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): Hide by Lisa Gardner 08/04/16
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): A Secret Love by Stephanie Laurens 08/02/16

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) - Alone by Lisa Gardner 07/08/16
France (FRA) On Thin Ice by Anne Stuart 08/20/16
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR) - Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin 06/29/16
Canada (CAN) Sun Kissed by Catherine Anderson 08/05/16
Italy (ITA) - The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton 07/04/16
Germany (GER) - Games of the Heart by Kristen Ashley 07/25/16

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag: 
Blue:
 I Only Have Eyes for You by Bella Andre 06/28/16
Black: In the End by Tracey Ward 06/30/16
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Uprooted by Naomi Novik 06/26/16
Green: Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden 07/05/16
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien 06/27/16 
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.


message 41: by Shelby (last edited Sep 16, 2016 09:10PM) (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1632 comments RRRC Quarterly Challenge - Msg
June 15, 2015 - September 14, 2016


Let's Go to the Olympics Challenge

25/25

The Games

☑ Summer - Hollywood Bound (6/17) ★★½
☑ Winter - Out of My Mind (7/4) ★★★★
☑ Paralympics - Blood in the Water (6/26) ★★★★
☑ Youth Games - Job Hunt (6/19) ★★★★½
☑ Ancient Games - Hesitant Heart (6/24) ★★★½

Countries

☑ Greece (GRE) - Embracing His Syn (6/15) ★★★★
☑ Brazil (BRA) - To Hate and To Hold by Dakota Rebel (7/2) ★★★
☑ Switzerland (SUI) - Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon (7/23) ★★★★

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
☑ United States (USA) - A Better Man (6/22) ★★★★½
☑ France (FRA) - How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (7/10) ★★★★½
☑ Japan (JPN) - The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (7/7) ★★★★
☑ Great Britain (GBR) - Castle Hill (6/24) ★★★★
☑ Canada (CAN) - Baby Bonanza (7/4) ★★★½
☑ Italy (ITA) - Always a Sinner by Avril Ashton (7/1) ★★★★
☑ Germany (GER) - Ryde the Lightning (7/5) ★★★★

Colors and Symbols

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
☑ Blue - Midsummer Moon (6/22) ★★★★
☑ Black - A Sinner Born (6/23) ★★★★
☑ Red - House of Stone (7/6) ★★★★½
☑ Yellow - Sinner's Knot (7/1) ★★★★★
☑ Green - Locke and Key (6/26) ★★★★
☑ White - A Kiss For Midwinter (7/1) ★★★★★

☑ Olympic Rings - Azagoth (7/1) ★★★★★
☑ Torch/Flame - Extreme Exposure (6/21) ★★★★½
☑ Medals - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (6/30) ★★★★★
☑ Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger" - The Naughty Boy (6/19) ★★★★

Bonus

☑ Figure Skating - Training Complex (6/28) ★★★★★
☑ Athletics (Track & Field) - One Step at a Time (6/29) ★★★
☑ Fencing - Sword Bearer (7/3) ★★★½
☑ Boxing - Fight (7/19) ★★★★½
☑ Shooting - Conversation Hearts (7/24) ★★★★
☑ Swimming - A Solid Core of Alpha (7/25) ★★★★★
☑ Swimming - Deep Magic (7/27) ★★★½
☑ Equestrian - Finding Home (8/8) ★★★★
☑ Swimming - When Beauty Tamed the Beast (8/12) ★★★★½
☑ Basketball - Unexpected Homecoming (8/14) ★★★★
☑ Aquatics - The Downs (8/14) ★★★★½
☑ Athletics - The 13th Hex (8/14) ★★★★★
☑ Shooting - Sweet Revenge (8/16) ★★★★★
☑ Soccer - Playing for Keeps (8/17) ★★★★
☑ Equestrian - Charming the Prince (8/18) ★★★★★
☑ Boxing - Unraveled (8/23) ★★★★
☑ Rugby - My Prince (8/24) ★★★★
☑ Judo - Vampire Academy (8/29) ★★★½
☑ Equestrian - The White Road (9/2) ★★★★★
☑ Boxing - Axel's Pup (9/4) ★★★★★
☑ Fencing - Magic Strikes (9/8) ★★★★★

Hollywood Bound (Gin & Jazz, #1) by Morticia Knight Out of My Mind by M.L. Rhodes Blood in the Water by Megan Derr Job Hunt (The Power of Zero, #1) by Jackie Keswick Hesitant Heart (The Hampton Road Club #1) by Morticia Knight Midsummer Moon (Midsummer, #1) by Megan Derr A Sinner Born (Brooklyn Sinners, #3) by Avril Ashton House of Stone by Vaughn R. Demont Embracing His Syn (Nothing Special, #2) by A.E. Via To Hate and To Hold (Anaboris Clan, #1) by Dakota Rebel Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon A Better Man (The Men of Halfway House, #1) by Jaime Reese How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #3) by Molly Harper The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff Castle Hill (On Dublin Street, #3.5) by Samantha Young Baby Bonanza (Billionaires and Babies, #2) by Maureen Child Always a Sinner (Brooklyn Sinners, #1.5) by Avril Ashton Ryde the Lightning (The 12 Olympians, #5) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion The Naughty Boy (Boy, #1.5) by Lisa Henry Sinner's Knot (Brooklyn Sinners, #1.7) by Avril Ashton Locke and Key (Assassin/Shifter, #24) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) by Courtney Milan Azagoth (Lords of Deliverance, #5.5; Demonica, #10.5; 1001 Dark Nights, #6) by Larissa Ione Extreme Exposure (I-Team, #1) by Pamela Clare Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling Training Complex (Training Season, #2) by Leta Blake One Step at a Time by S.N. Kat Sword Bearer by Teddy Jacobs Fight by Kelly Wyre Conversation Hearts by Avon Gale A Solid Core of Alpha by Amy Lane Deep Magic (Deep Magic, #1) by Gillian St. Kevern Finding Home (Finding Series, #1) by Sloane Kennedy When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James Unexpected Homecoming by A.J. Henderson The Downs by Kim Fielding The 13th Hex (Hexworld, #0.5) by Jordan L. Hawk Sweet Revenge (Sin Brothers, #2) by Rebecca Zanetti Playing for Keeps (Glasgow Lads, #1) by Avery Cockburn Charming the Prince (Once Upon A Time, #1) by Teresa Medeiros Unraveled (Intertwined, #2) by Gena Showalter My Prince by Anna Martin Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead The White Road (Nightrunner, #5) by Lynn Flewelling Axel's Pup (Werewolves & Dragons, #1) by Kim Dare Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews


message 42: by Melissa (last edited Jul 26, 2016 11:23PM) (new)

Melissa | 30 comments Completed: 14/25

The Games (5/5)
Summer: Hot Place - Deserted Island in Bermuda Triangle - Micah's Island - 6/26/16
Winter: Winter Time - Desire After Dark - 7/19/16
Paralympics: Mental - Her Mad Hatter - 6/29/16
Youth Games: Prominent Child - Imagine - 7/16/16
Ancient Games: Historical - Mine Till Midnight - 7/8/16

Micah's Island by Shari Copell Desire After Dark by Marie Force Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom, #1) by Marie Hall Imagine by Jill Barnett Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

Countries (2/10)
Greece (GRE):
Brazil (BRA):
Switzerland (SUI):
United States (USA): The Wives of Bowie Stone - 7/12/16
France (FRA):
Japan (JPN):
Great Britain (GBR): The Infamous Rogue - 7/6/16
Canada (CAN):
Italy (ITA):
Germany (GER):

[GRE][BRA][SUI] The Wives of Bowie Stone by Maggie Osborne [FRA][JPN] The Infamous Rogue (Hawkins Brothers, #2) by Alexandra Benedict [CAN][ITA][GER]

Colors and Symbols (7/10)
Blue: Dangerous Passions - 6/28/16
Black: Slave-Girl of the Dragon Rider - 6/24/16
Red: Moondance in Red - 6/17/16
Yellow:
Green: Baited - 6/27/16
White: Unbreak My Heart - 7/27/16
Olympic Rings: Round on cover - Moon - Country Girl, City Moon - 6/21/16
Torch/Flame:
Medals:
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Main Male Physically Strong - Dragon's Lair - 7/20/16

Dangerous Passions by Brenda Harlen Slave-Girl of the Dragon Rider by Lisa Skydla Moondance in Red (Moondance Trilogy #1) by Salem Archer [YEL] Baited by Crystal Green Unbreak My Heart (Unbreak My Heart, #1) by Nicole Jacquelyn Country Girl, City Moon (Moondance Trilogy #2) by Salem Archer [TOR][MED] Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons MC, #1) by Chantal Fernando

Bonus Books


message 43: by BarbaraAnn (last edited Sep 10, 2016 04:13PM) (new)

BarbaraAnn | 298 comments I'm in for world record holder level

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

25/25

The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather Lightning Lingers ***** 8/29
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather Daniel's Christmas **** 7/30
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.) Rattlesnake **** 6/26
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series *** 9/1
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character The Seven Sisters **** 8/27


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games GRavE Witch **** 7/28
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games Blue smoke by NorA roberts **** 8/17
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee Some assembly reqUIred **** 8/18

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA) The Shack 7/5 **** location is USA
France (FRA) The Bohemian and the Banker **** 8/25 - location is France
Japan (JPN) velveteeN vs he Junior suPer patriots ***** 8/2
Great Britain (GBR) fiGhting foR flight by jB salsbury *** 7/12
Canada (CAN) AftershoCk by jill sorensoN *** 7/22
Italy (ITA) AbsInThe of malice **** 7/9
Germany (GER) Cited to Death by mEG peRry **** 7/8

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water. Northern Lights by Nora Roberts **** 8/23
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”. Adrenaline (Sam Capra, #1) by Jeff Abbott **** 8/3
Red: Read a book that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline. One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9) by Lee Child **** 8/28
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, Find the Good Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende ***** 8/16
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (Forensic Instincts, #1) by Andrea Kane ***** 7/9
White: Read a book with white on the cover, Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (The Dowser #1) by Meghan Ciana Doidge **** 6/19

Olympic Rings: Read a book with multiple POVs In the Blood (Genealogical Crime Mystery, #1) by Steve Robinson *** 8/18
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover The Fire's Stone  by Tanya Huff **** 7/12
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. The Curse of Chalion (World of the Five Gods, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold ***** 9/3
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong. Born of Night (The League, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon **** 9/3

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t


Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


There is no minimum page count, and audiobooks and rereads are allowed. You may either update your original post or repost as the challenge progresses, but please repost upon completion.

Happy Reading!


message 44: by Emily (new)

Emily | 693 comments World Record Holder + Bonus

0/30

The Games: 0/5
Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games:M Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character

Countries: 0/10
Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee
Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols - 0/10
The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.
Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different.


Bonus:
The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:
Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


message 45: by Laila Jane (new)

Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 262 comments Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge


Goal: World Record Holder (0/25 books + 0/1 Bonus)
June 15, 2016 - September 14, 2016

The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t


Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


message 46: by Shan ~A~ (last edited Jun 22, 2016 03:12AM) (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 936 comments Starting w/Bronze and see how far I can go. +Bonus

Let’s go to the Olympics! Challenge
June 15, 2016 through September 14, 2016

The Games (5 books)

Summer: Read a book that takes place in the summer, or that is set somewhere that is known for warm/hot weather
Winter: Read a book that takes place in the winter, or is set in a location known for cooler/cold weather
Paralympics: Read a book with a character who suffers from some sort of illness or disability (physical or mental), or other physical defect (scars, injury, etc.)
Book: Tyrant by T.M. Frazier
Finished: June 16th
How it fits: Character has amnesia
Youth Games: Read a children’s or YA book, or a book in which a child figures prominently in the storyline
Ancient Games: Read a Historical novel or a book with an older character


Countries (10 books)

Greece (GRE): The home of the Ancient Olympic Games, and location of the first modern Olympic Games
Brazil (BRA): Host nation of this year’s Summer Olympic Games
Switzerland (SUI): Home of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee

Nations that have hosted the Olympics (Winter or Summer) at least three times:
United States (USA)
France (FRA)
Book: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
Finished: June 21st
How it fits: (FRA) in title
Japan (JPN)
Great Britain (GBR)
Canada (CAN)
Italy (ITA)
Germany (GER)

For each of the above countries, read a book that is set in that country, has an author or character from there, or where the three letters in the country’s abbreviation can be found in the title and/or author of the book.


Colors and Symbols (10 books)

The colors on the Olympic Flag:
Blue: Read a book with blue on the cover, or that is set on or near the water.
Black: Read a book with black on the cover, or with a darker storyline or a character that you would consider a “bad guy”.
Red: Read a book with a red cover, or that has a suspenseful or mysterious storyline.
Yellow: Read a book with yellow on the cover, or with a happy, funny, or lighthearted character or storyline.
Green: Read a book with green on the cover, or that is set primarily outdoors or includes an animal or animals prominently in the storyline (shifters count!)
White: Read a book with white on the cover, or with a shy, naïve, or virginal character.

Olympic Rings: Read a book with something round on the cover, or a story with multiple POVs or connected storylines.
Torch/Flame: Read a book with fire or some other light source on the cover, or with a “hot” storyline.
Medals: Read a book that has won or been nominated for an award of any kind. If you need ideas, see the Goodreads Book Awards page
Olympic Motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Read a short book that you can finish Fast, a longer book with a High page count, or a book with a character that is either physically or mentally Strong.

**For the colors, the cover does not need to be most or all that color, but if not it must be something that stands out on the cover, not something that just blends in and wouldn’t be noticed if the color were different. For example, Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye would work for red, but Rocky Mountain Shelter (Six Pack Ranch, #9) by Vivian Arend wouldn’t


Bonus:

The following sports are currently included in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games:

Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Boxing, Canoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Football (Soccer), Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Nordic Combined, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Read one (or more) book in which a MC participates in one of the Olympic sports. Note: This doesn’t have to be in a professional or even organized manner. For example, if one of the MCs lifts weights as part of a workout, it can be used for weightlifting.


message 47: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 936 comments For location: What if it the characters travel to multiple locations?

For clarification: Are we using multiple for 2+ or 3+? Because 2 could be dual instead of multiple.


message 48: by MyzanM (last edited Jun 22, 2016 11:00AM) (new)

MyzanM | 317 comments Updated message #41:

MyzanM wrote: "My first goal was bronze, but I'm almost done already so I'm upgrading to GOLD to make it more challenging."

So far I've read 8 books!


message 49: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 6807 comments Shan wrote: "For location: What if it the characters travel to multiple locations?

For clarification: Are we using multiple for 2+ or 3+? Because 2 could be dual instead of multiple."


Hi Shan!

As far as location goes, if there are multiple locations in the book, you're welcome to use any that play a significant part in the storyline (one location per book, of course!) For example, if the MC(s) take a road trip in which they drive through several states/countries, if it's just mentioned that they're passing through a certain place, that won't count, but if something important to the plot happens there you can use it, even if they're only there for a short time.

For multple POV, anything more than one would be considered multiple.

I hope this answers your questions, and that I understood correctly what you were asking! :D


message 50: by Carly (last edited Sep 01, 2016 02:39PM) (new)

Carly (car88) | 65 comments »LET'S GO TO THE OLYMPICS!«
6/15/16 - 9/14/16
Post 50

THE GAMES
5/5
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THE COUNTRIES
9/10
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COLORS & SYMBOLS
8/10
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BONUS
8/?
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