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message 1: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Opposites Attract Monthly Challenge


Thanks to Jonquil for this idea!

Starting in July, I challenge each of the TCF members to try and see how many opposites you can find within the books you've already selected for the month. The thought is that you're not going to plan for these ahead of time, other than to say how many opposites you're wanting to aim for. Your task is to see which ones sort of "naturally" occur in your typical reading.

Charged: 1-3 pairs
Magnetic: 4-6 pairs
Electric: 7-9 pairs
Resonant: 10-12 pairs
Zeitgeist: 13+ pairs

☯Do not plan out your books ahead of time! See what forms up as you read during the month!
☯Books must be at least 75 pages in length!

☯Re-reads are allowed

Duration: August 1st to August 31st, 2016

Here are some ideas for Opposite Pairs:
first book in a series/final book of a series
set in a large city/set in a rural area
Female on cover/Guy on cover
gets married/gets divorced
gets the guy or girl/loses the guy or girl
white cover/black cover
set on Earth/set in space
monogamous/party girl
nooky in the bedroom/nooky in the kitchen
has kids/no kids
gets job/loses job
travels to other countries/never leaves town
female MC/male MC
Rourke or male laughed first/Eve or female laughed first
Erotic/Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)

Feel free to use these as a guide, but be sure to use your creativity and create your own as well!

Be sure to comment and let us know your thoughts on this challenge! Current plan is to run it through the end of the year, but if it catches on enough we can try to carry it over to next year!

message 2: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (last edited Aug 19, 2016 04:43PM) (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
⚜Trea’s Opposites Attract Challenge
Duration: August 1st to August 31st, 2016
Level: Magnetic (4-6 pairs)
Read: 12/12

Non-Fiction Book: I Do It with the Lights On: And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life by Whitney Way Thore-8/1/16
Fiction Book: Remember When by Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb-8/2/16

Erotic Romance: Summer Wine by Jess Dee-8/3/16
Clean Romance: All Shook Up by Annalisa Daughety-8/18/16

Children's Book: Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder-8/4/16
Young Adult Book: Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard-8/17/16

Mystery: Heat Wave by Richard Castle-8/4/16
Romance: Mai Tai'd Up by Alice Clayton-8/10/16

Novella: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep-8/5/16
Novel: Her Dying Breath by Rita Herron-8/12/16

Historical: On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder-8/16/16
Contemporary: Last Call by Alice Clayton-8/15/16

message 3: by Joann (last edited Aug 28, 2016 06:13PM) (new)

Joann ☯Books must be at least 75 pages in length!
Duration: August 1st to August 31st, 2016

Progress: 8 Pairs

Past love came back Summer by the Sea
New Love The Little Flower Shop by the Sea

Author’s first book The Beach Club
Author’s latest book As Death Draws Near

Non-fiction Vintage Home: Using 20th-century Design in the Contemporary Home
Fiction: Your Perfect Life

Takes place in the US Kindred
Takes place in Europe Maisie Dobbs

More than one perspective The Nest
One Perspective An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Long book Outlander
Short Story The Masque of the Red Death

MC is female The Sweetness of Forgetting
MC is male The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Set in the summer On Folly Beach
Set in the winter The Jewelled Snuff Box

message 4: by Jamie (The Kansan Reader) (last edited Aug 19, 2016 09:24AM) (new)

Jamie  (The Kansan Reader) (thekansanreader) Jamie's Opposites Attract Challenge
August 1-31st
Level: Electric 7-9 paires
Read: 4/18

1. Cinderella and the Colonel (Timeless Fairy Tales, #3) by K.M. Shea 8/01/16-8/02/16
2. The Lost Slipper (Fairytale Shifter, #3) by Alexa Riley 08/04/16-08/04/16

1. Shift Out of Luck (Bear Bites, #1) by Ruby Dixon 8/12/16-8/12/16
2. Does a Bear Shift in the Woods (Bear Bites, #4) by Ruby Dixon 8/16/16-8/16/16

1. Rumpelstiltskin (Timeless Fairy Tales, #4) by K.M. Shea 8/10/16-8/11/16
2. The Little Selkie (Timeless Fairy Tales, #5) by K.M. Shea 8/12/16-8/17/16

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Opposites Attract Monthly Challenge
Duration: 1/8/2016 - 31/8/2016
Level: Resonant

Pairs: 0

message 6: by Agnieszka (last edited Aug 31, 2016 04:06AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 1276 comments I'm just curious how many pairs I get so I don't set a goal :-) 8 pairs

1. Shortest book / Christian contemporary romance: Maxwell's Smile by Michele Hauf (79 pages)
2. Longest book / secular historical YA: Die Bücherdiebin by Markus Zusak = The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (593 pages)

1. (Secular) Fiction / blue cover / day: Cold Light of Day (Cold Justice, #3) by Toni Anderson
2. (Christian) Non-fiction / red cover / night: Red Moon Rising Rediscover the Power of Prayer (Red Moon Chronicles) by Pete Greig

1. Classic / books about two people - and a fish ;-): Der alte Mann und das Meer by Ernest Hemingway = The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
2. Science Fiction / book about a lot of people: Tödliche Unschuld by J.D. Robb = Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb

1. (Secular) Mystery: Her Final Breath (Tracy Crosswhite, #2) by Robert Dugoni
2. (Christian) Romance: Undeniably Yours (Porter Family #1) by Becky Wade

1. Hot secular contemporary mystery/RS: Dangerous Waters (Barkley Sound, #1) by Toni Anderson
2. Clean Christian historical romance: A Change of Fortune (Ladies of Distinction, #1) by Jen Turano

1. Someone belonging to a family (title/story): Murder, Mayhem and Mama by Christie Craig
2. Someone without a family (title/story): Orphan X (Evan Smoak, #1) by Gregg Hurwitz

1. Blue cover with a person: Tank (Blue-Collar Billionaires, #1) by M. Malone
2. Brown cover with house: Mystery at the Manor (Cherringham, #2) by Matthew Costello

1. Fiction / local setting / disfunctional family: Murder on Thames (Cherringham, #1) by Matthew Costello
2. Non-ficition / international setting / loving and supporting family: AVIATRIX First Woman Pilot for Hughes Airwest by Mary Shipko

message 7: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited Sep 01, 2016 01:01PM) (new)

Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 321 comments Opposites Attract Monthly Challenge
Electric: 7-9 pairs

1. Spike by Peter David- graphic novel
2. Birds, Butterflies and Flower Designs: 65 Amazing Birds, Butterflies and Flower Patterns to Release Your Creativity and Happiness! by Isabella Oreiro- coloring book

3. Swear Word: 25 Sweary Words to Color for Adults by Sweary Storm- swear words
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Time of Your Life by Joss Whedon- swear words blocked out

5. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren- contemporary
6. Tales of the Vampires by Joss Whedon- fantasy

7. grl2grl by Julie Anne Peters-YA, short stories
8. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson- adult, novel

9 Fish and Ghosts- M/M, romance
10 Spike: After the Fall graphic novel

11 Serenity Volume 3: The Shepherd's Tale graphic novel, back story
12 Smokin' Seventeen present tense, comedy, romance

13 Buzz Books 2016: Spring/Summer: Exclusive Excerpts from 40 Top New Titles excerpts
14 The Reformed Vampire Support Group novel

15 Unbound- novel
16 Leaves on the Wind- graphic novel

17 Moon Called- audiobook, werewolves
18 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Predators and Prey-graphic novel, vampires-but not werewolves.

19. Explosive Eighteen- adult romance
20. With Malice- YA mystery.

message 8: by Christina (last edited Aug 30, 2016 07:59PM) (new)

Christina Byrne (cmbyrne87) | 38 comments Opposites Attract

1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? 8-5-16 - Social Memoir
2. People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges 8-7-16 - Antisocial Memoir

3. Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough - 8/7/16- Nonfiction involving religion and the soul
4. Unwind: 8/9/16 -Fiction involving religion and the soul

5. The Catcher in the Rye 8/17/16- Old book
6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 8/22/16 -New book

7. Relic 8/26/16 - Chunky Book
8. Zoo 2 8/30/16 - Skinny Book

message 9: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) | 375 comments Haven't done any challenges this year, but now i am reading less, so I will give it a try

Heather LiteratureChick (literaturechick) Opposites Attract - Aug 1 to 31st

message 11: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 947 comments i really enjoyed this last month, so i'm in again! =)

message 12: by Jonquil (last edited Aug 25, 2016 07:08PM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments Opposites Attract
75 pages
Zeitgeist: 13+ pairs


1 east coast Killer Look 8/16
2 west coast Murder and the Rose Garden 8/19

3 cityscape 8/21
4 landscape 8/18
Smooth Operator (Teddy Fay, #1) by Stuart Woods Rock with Wings (Leaphorn & Chee, #20) by Anne Hillerman
5 even # pages 288 Hunter Moon
6 odd # pages 375 Identity: Unknown 8/17

7 male cop Robert B. Parker's the Devil Wins 8/15
8 female cop Dirty Martini 8/18

9 white cover with heart 8/4
10 black cover with heart 8/11
Death By Nail Gun (The Kim Murphy PI Series Book 2) by Violet Ingram The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl by Martin Lastrapes

11 runs from home Shadow Rider 8/13
12 runs home The Daydreamer Detective 8/12

13 soap script writer Kiss of Death 8/14
14 romance novel writer Hooked on Ewe 8/10

15 atmospheric energy ghosts Illusion Town 8/8
16 diva ghost If You've Got It, Haunt It 8/7

17 facing us 8/3
18 back to us 8/6
Generation 18 by Keri Arthur Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones
19 Professional investigates Allegiances 8/1
20 Amatuer consultant investigates The Naked Eye 8/2

21 Mom talks about kids a lot Address to Die For 8/1
22 Daughter talks about Mom a lot The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets 8/2

23 male author The Beetle 8/11
24 female author Generation 18 8/3

25 guy in hat 8/20
26 gal in hat 8/20
Trouble with a Badge (Appaloosa Pass Ranch #3) by Delores Fossen Wicked Days (An Ivy Morgan Mystery #1) by Lily Harper Hart

message 13: by Erin L (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:47AM) (new)

Erin L (wellreadmoose) | 263 comments August Opposites Attract

1. Dog Narrator Paw and Order 8/1
2. Human Narrator Heart Trouble 8/14

3. Plain Cover Swift Edge 8/19
4. Detailed Cover Curtsies & Conspiracies8/4
Swift Edge (A Charlie Swift Mystery #2) by Laura DiSilverio Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2) by Gail Carriger

5. Humorous - Pampered to Death 8/6
6. Serious - Life Support 8/9

7. Future - Scarlet 8/2
8. Past - Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders 8/8

9. Religious - Path of the Wicked 8/21
10. Magical - Magic and Macaroons 8/3

11. Male Author - The Good Thief's Guide to Paris 8/6
12. Female Author - Unnatural Causes 8/9

13. Senior Citizen main character: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion 8/24
14. Teenager main character: Cress 8/22

15. Standalone: The Husband's Secret 8/20
16: Series: Origin in Death 8/10

message 14: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 1276 comments Completed my challenge with 8 pairs. Updated message 7

message 15: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod

message 16: by Katherine (last edited Sep 01, 2016 11:27AM) (new)

Katherine (katkattrinn) | 760 comments August 2016 Opposites Attract Monthly Challenge
Zeitgeist: 13+ pairs
Pairs: 13

Books Read in August:
Under the Lights (The Field Party, #2) by Abbi Glines The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld #2) by Gena Showalter Perfection (Neighbor from Hell, #2) by R.L. Mathewson Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Bastard, #3.5) by Christina Lauren Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, #2) by Jamie McGuire The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater Mr. Perfect (Mister, #1) by J.A. Huss Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor, #6) by Jill Shalvis Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl, #1) by Sawyer Bennett Bossman by Vi Keeland An Alpha's Path (Redwood Pack, #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan The Pairing (The Proposition, #3) by Katie Ashley Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley, #2) by Alice Clayton Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs Beautiful Boss (Beautiful Bastard #4.5) by Christina Lauren Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3) by Simone Elkeles Built (Saints of Denver, #1) by Jay Crownover Scandal Never Sleeps (The Perfect Gentlemen, #1) by Shayla Black Fire & Brimstone (Neighbor from Hell, #8) by R.L. Mathewson The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan Mister O by Lauren Blakely

1. Small town/Big city - Cream of the Crop, Scandal Never Sleeps
2. Married/Divorced - Fire Touched, Cream of the Crop
3. Contemporary/History - Fire & Brimstone, The Duchess War
4. Male POV/Female POV - Mister O, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
5. Shortest novel I read/Longest book I read - An Alpha's Path, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
6. Predator on the cover/Prey on the cover - An Alpha's Path, The Raven King
7. Black cover/White cover - Chain Reaction, Forever and a Day
8. Gets the girl/Loses the guy - Scandal Never Sleeps, Sugar Daddy
9. Helps people (Doctor)/ Someone was murdered - The Pairing, Scandal Never Sleeps
10. Girl on the cover/Guy on the cover - Beautiful Boss, The Darkest Kiss
11. USA/UK - Under the Lights, The Duchess War
12. Hands/Wing - Fire & Brimstone, Beautiful Redemption
13. One person on the cover/Group of people on the cover - Mr. Perfect, Under the Lights

message 17: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Katherine wrote: "August 2016 Opposites Attract Monthly Challenge
Zeitgeist: 13+ pairs
Pairs: 13

Books Read in August:
Under the Lights (The Field Party, #2) by Abbi GlinesThe Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata..."


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