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message 1: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited Jul 22, 2016 04:01PM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
And, here is the challenge for August.

August 2016
Because August is usually the hottest month in the Northern Hemisphere, I’m going with an easy one here.

The Power of 3—author has 3 names (or a SINGLE initial, so Laurel K. Hamilton would be ok, but J K Rowlings wouldn’t be), it's the third book in a trilogy (And it must be a trilogy--or at least there aren't any new books out in the series yet. So the third book in say the Kate Daniels series wouldn't work--the series is longer than a trilogy) and finally a book with a title with 3 words in it (and, if needed, “The”, “A”, “An” at the start of the title can be skipped in the count, so if you read The Black Lung Captain (Steampunk) then you could drop the word “The” from your count. But ONLY when “The”, “A” and “An” are the first word in the title. So Under the Iron Sea couldn't be used, because the the in it isn't at the start of the title.


message 2: by Monica (last edited Jul 22, 2016 11:36PM) (new)

Monica (snowbunny1977) Can these be separate books or one with all 3 of the challenges?


message 3: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
It's separate books. There are just 3 different categories, which again, fits in with the Power of Three challenge. :o)

I put it up last night while trying to fight off a migraine, so if it's a little confusing, I do apologize. I'll think on it and then edit it so that it's easier to understand.


message 4: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
Ok, revised, and hopefully easier to read and understand August Challenge.

The Power of Three.

Read 10 books from the following 3 categories. Because this one is so specific, there is no set number for each of the categories.

1) The third book in a trilogy. And it has to be only a trilogy, and the last book in the series. Or, there are only 3 books out in the series so far. (We're counting those as trilogies, since we can't read the writers/publishers minds.)

2) the Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial. Laurell K. Hamilton would be permitted, but J. K. Rawlings would not be. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is an example of the 3 named author.

3) There are only 3 words in the title. For this challenge, if the title starts with the words THE, AN, or A you can drop that one word. However, if those 3 words are in the middle of the title, they count. The Age of Homespun would count because you can drop that first The. However Under the Iron Sea would not count.

Is that a little clearer?


message 5: by Drea (last edited Aug 26, 2016 06:21PM) (new)

Drea I'm in
The power of three
10/10. All done

-The third book in a trilogy.
-The Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial.
-There are only 3 words in the title.

1. All American Wolf by Adriana Hunter 8/16/16
2. Embrace the Dark by Caris Roane 8/26/16
3. His Forbidden Mate by Gail Merrweather 8/13/16
4. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruth Dixon 8/4/16
5. Once An Alpha by Callie McKenna 8/3/16
6. Red Light Specialists by Michelle M. Pillow 8/6/16
7. Tempted by Fire by Erin Kellison 8/22/16
8. Trial by Moon by Lizzy Ford 8/12/16
9. Western Bear Hearts by Tess Wilder 8/5/16
10.Winning The Alpha by Carina Wilder 8/1/16

All American Wolf by Adriana Hunter Embrace the Dark (The Blood Rose, #1) by Caris Roane His Forbidden Mate by Gail Merriweather Ice Planet Barbarians (Ice Planet Barbarians, #1) by Ruby Dixon Once An Alpha (The S Files #1) by Callie McKenna Red Light Specialists by Michelle M. Pillow Tempted by Fire (Dragons of Bloodfire, #1) by Erin Kellison Trial by Moon (Trial Series, #1) by Lizzy Ford Western Bear Hearts (Western Bear Shifters for Mail Order Brides, #1) by Tess Wilder Winning The Alpha (Wolf Rock Shifters, #1) by Carina Wilder


message 6: by Dona (new)

Dona | 8 comments I'm in. It will be a fun to find the books.


message 8: by Belkis (last edited Aug 02, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Belkis (bminaya) | 861 comments I'm in

1 Read

The Power of Three

1) The third book in a trilogy.

2) the Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial.

3) There are only 3 words in the title. word.
1.Rock Chick Revenge 8/1
2.Ice Like Fire reading

Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2) by Sara Raasch


message 9: by Danielle (last edited Aug 31, 2016 04:28AM) (new)


message 11: by Amy (last edited Aug 11, 2016 08:01AM) (new)

Amy | 0 comments August 2016 -- The power of three
2/10


1) The third book in a trilogy.
Deity -- Covenant #3 -- finished 08/04/16
The Last Star -- The 5th Wave #3
Reached -- Matched #3
Deity (Covenant, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2) the Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Always by Sherry D. Ficklin
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

3) There are only 3 words in the title.
Chosen at Nightfall - finished 08/11/16
Forest of Ruin
The White Rose
All Fall Down
Chosen at Nightfall (Shadow Falls, #5) by C.C. Hunter


Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫ (lb3553) | 238 comments August's Power of Three Challenge
0/10 Completed


3 books where you are reading the third book in a series or a trilogy.

1. Soldier by Julie Kagawa (Talon, #3)
2. The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, #3)
3. End of Days by Susan Ee (Penryn and The End of Days, #3)

3 books by an author who uses 3 names or uses a single initial in their name.

4. The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O'Brien
5. The Last Great Wizard of Yden by Suzanne G. Rogers
6. Anwen of Primewood by Shari L. Tapscott

3 Books with a title with 3 words in it

7. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
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message 13: by Annie (last edited Aug 31, 2016 05:32AM) (new)

Annie Johnson | 31 comments Complete!

10/10 Complete

The Power of Three

1) The third book in a trilogy.

2) the Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial.

3) There are only 3 words in the title.

1. The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge 8/1/16 (Author)
2. Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3) Third out in series. 8/2/16 (Third in Trilogy)
3. King's by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 8/3/16 (Author)
4. Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen 8/4/16 (Author)
5. The Warlord Wants Forever 8/13/16 (3 Words)
6. Crucible of Gold 8/17/16 (3 words in title)
7. The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) 8/24/16 (3rd in trilogy)
8. Cast in Flame 8/25/16 (3 words in title)
9. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 8/27/16 (Author)
10. Clockwork Princess(The Infernal Devices #3) 8/31/16 (3rd in trilogy)

Read: The Snow Queen (The Snow Queen Cycle, #1) by Joan D. Vinge Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) by Robin LaFevers King's (The King Trilogy, #1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2) by Danielle L. Jensen The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole Crucible of Gold (Temeraire, #7) by Naomi Novik The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness Cast in Flame (Chronicles of Elantra, #10) by Michelle Sagara A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare


message 14: by Alison (Lady Coffin) (last edited Sep 01, 2016 04:40AM) (new)

Alison (Lady Coffin) S | 184 comments 10/10 Completed +9 Extra
“The Power of 3” ~ August 2016

1) 3rd book in a trilogy, AND only a trilogy. Or, there are only 3 books out so far.

2) Author uses 3 names or 2 names & an initial Laurell K. Hamilton but not J.K. Rowling

3) Are only 3 words in the title. If the title starts with THE, AN, or A you can drop it.

1 ~ The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan ~ three words ~ done 8-4-16
2 ~ Sea Glass (Glass #2) by Maria V. Snyder ~ three names ~ done 8-6-16
3 ~ Rushing the Goal (Assassins, #8) by Toni Aleo ~ three words ~ done 8-8-16
4 ~ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ~ three names ~ done 8-10-16 (#32)
5 ~ Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith ~ 3 words & 3 names ~ done 8-14-16
6 ~ A Wizard of Earthsea (#1) by Ursula K. Le Guin ~ three words ~ done 8-15-16 (#34)
7 ~ A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas ~ three names ~ done 8-17-16
8 ~ Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop ~ three words ~ done 8-20-16
9 ~ Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit #1) by Gena Showalter ~ 3 words ~ done 8-22-16
10 ~ Mum's the Word by Kate Collins ~ 3 words ~ done 8-24-16
extra The Bees by Laline Paull done 8-9-16
extra Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones done 8-11-16
extra The Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne done 8-20-16
extra Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon done 8-24-16
extra The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead ~ three words ~ done 8-26-16
extra The Invaders (Brotherband Chronicles #2) by John Flanagan ~ done 8-28-16
extra The Hunters (Brotherband Chronicles #3) by John Flanagan ~ done 8-29-16
extra A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray ~ done 8-29-16
extra Carnival of Souls (Untamed City #1) by Melissa Marr ~ 3 words ~ done 8-30-16
extra Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling #396 Currently Reading

Maybe:
Chimes at Midnight (October Daye #7) by Seanan McGuire ~ three words (#?? 4#1)
(view spoiler)

reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling ~ READ The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan Sea Glass (Glass, #2) by Maria V. Snyder Rushing the Goal (Assassins, #8) by Toni Aleo The Bees by Laline Paull The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) by L. Frank Baum Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop The Grimoire of the Lamb (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #0.4) by Kevin Hearne Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter Mum's the Word (A Flower Shop Mystery, #1) by Kate Collins Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1) by Richelle Mead The Invaders (Brotherband Chronicles, #2) by John Flanagan The Hunters (Brotherband Chronicles, #3) by John Flanagan A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr


message 15: by Loriidae (last edited Aug 07, 2016 11:43PM) (new)

Loriidae The Power of Three
3/10

1) The third book in a trilogy.
Bound to Secrets Nina Croft #3 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 5 ★★★★✰

2) the Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial.
Darkfever Karen Marie Moning #1 Fever Aug 5 ★★★★✰

3) There are only 3 words in the title.
Bound to Night Nina Croft #1 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 3 ★★★✰✰
Bound To Moonlight Nina Croft #2 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 5 ★★★★✰
Bound To Fear Nina Croft #2.5 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 4 ★★★✰✰ (Very Short Story - 5 pages)
Stone Cold Lover Christine Warren
Bay of Sighs Nora Roberts
Kiss of Steel Bec Mcmasters

Bound to Secrets (Sisters of the Moon #3) by Nina Croft - Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning - Bound to Night (Sisters of the Moon, #1) by Nina Croft - Bound To Moonlight (Sisters of the Moon, #2) by Nina Croft - Bound To Fear by Nina Croft -


message 16: by Aminko (new)

Aminko | 48 comments Paranormal Romance Readers Monthly Challenge
The Power of 3
1 August to 31 August 2016

0/10 Read


The Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial
1. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
2. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
3. Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley
4. Vampire King of New York by Susan Hanniford Crowley
5. Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson

There are only 3 words in the title
1. Quinn's Undying Rose by Tina Folsom
2. Fury of Ice by Coreene Callahan
3. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
4. Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul
5. Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Bitter Night (Horngate Witches, #1) by Diana Pharaoh Francis Viking Warrior Rising (Viking Warriors, #1) by Asa Maria Bradley Vampire King of New York by Susan Hanniford Crowley Wicked as They Come (Blud, #1) by Delilah S. Dawson Quinn's Undying Rose (Scanguards Vampires, #6) by Tina Folsom Fury of Ice (Dragonfury, #2) by Coreene Callahan Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh Chosen by Blood (Para-Ops, #1) by Virna DePaul Bound by Flames (Night Prince, #3) by Jeaniene Frost


message 17: by Brianna (new)

Brianna Andreda | 3 comments I'm in


message 18: by Brenda (last edited Sep 01, 2016 07:36PM) (new)

Brenda Backman | 75 comments I'm in.
2/10
Title has 3 words.
done Badgering the Bear by Flora Dare
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
Thicker than Blood by Madeline Sheehan
Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
The Kategan Alphas by T. A. Grey
Hunt the Darkness by Alexander Ivy
A Touch of Midnight by Laura Adrian
done Waking Her Tiger by Zenina Masters
Author's Name Has 3 Letters
How Not to Kiss a Prince by Elizabeth A. Reeves
Dust of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan


message 20: by Monica (last edited Aug 26, 2016 07:28PM) (new)

Monica (snowbunny1977) Part of a trilogy
1. Here Kitty Kitty by Shelly Laurenston
2. Kozav Dragons of Preor #3 by Erin Tate
3. Bear The Heat Fire Bears #3 by T.S. Joyce
4. Wicked As He Comes (Tiger in her bed#3) Lizzie Lynn Lee
By an author with 3 names
1. Call of the Lycan Trilogy by Michelle M. Pillow
2. Night of the Lions by Lizzie Lynn Lee
3. Love Burns by Georgette St. Claire
Title with 3 names
1. The Scarred Heart by R.E. Butler own
2. Bear My Soul T.S. Joyce unlimited
3. When Time Stops by Anya Nowlan

Finished my challenge. 10/10


Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 386 comments Monica - The monthly challenges have a target of 10 books. This months challenge has 3 categories to choose from. So it's up to you how many books from each category you read - you're just aiming to read 10 in the month.

Is that clearer??


message 22: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
You can even read all 10 from the same category this month. The heat here is just too much for me to even care about sorting through which book goes in which category. (So far, it's been the hottest August in recorded history where I live. And we are all panting like dogs from the heat.)


message 23: by Alison (Lady Coffin) (last edited Sep 01, 2016 03:26AM) (new)

Alison (Lady Coffin) S | 184 comments 10/10 Completed +9 Extra
“The Power of 3” ~ August 2016

1) 3rd book in a trilogy, AND only a trilogy. Or, there are only 3 books out so far.

2) Author uses 3 names or 2 names & an initial Laurell K. Hamilton but not J.K. Rowling
Sea Glass (Glass, #2) by Maria V. Snyder The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) by L. Frank Baum Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

3) Are only 3 words in the title. If the title starts with THE, AN, or A you can drop it.
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan Rushing the Goal (Assassins, #8) by Toni Aleo A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter Mum's the Word (A Flower Shop Mystery, #1) by Kate Collins The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1) by Richelle Mead Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

EXTRAS ~ The Bees by Laline Paull Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones The Grimoire of the Lamb (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #0.4) by Kevin Hearne Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon The Invaders (Brotherband Chronicles, #2) by John Flanagan The Hunters (Brotherband Chronicles, #3) by John Flanagan A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray
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message 25: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 51 comments Not going to make it this month and I'm not even going to try next month (all my books are now in boxes anyway).

I'll be back once I've moved in to my new house and turned a bedroom into my library (HEAVEN)


Alison (Lady Coffin) S | 184 comments Danielle wrote: "Not going to make it this month and I'm not even going to try next month (all my books are now in boxes anyway).

I'll be back once I've moved in to my new house and turned a bedroom into my libra..."


Good luck with the move Danielle.
Also, have to say I am VERY jealous of the concept of a bedroom into my library ~aka~ HEAVEN.


Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫ (lb3553) | 238 comments August's Power of Three Challenge
10/10 Completed


3 books where you are reading the third book in a series or a trilogy.

1. Soldier by Julie Kagawa (Talon, #3) 8/11/2016 ****
2. The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey, #3) 8/31/2016 ****
3. End of Days by Susan Ee (Penryn and The End of Days, #3) 8/11/2016 ***

3 books by an author who uses 3 names or uses a single initial in their name.

4. The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O'Brien 8/14/2016 ****
5. The Last Great Wizard of Yden by Suzanne G. Rogers 8/16/2016 ****
6. Anwen of Primewood by Shari L. Tapscott 8/4/2016 ****

3 Books with a title with 3 words in it

7. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead 8/4/2016 ***
8. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine 8/21/2016 ***
9. Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine 8/28/2016 ***
10. The Seventh Hour by Tracey Ward 8/25/2016 ****

Soldier (Talon, #3) by Julie Kagawa The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey Call of the Forgotten, #3) by Julie Kagawa End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3) by Susan Ee The Rule of Mirrors (The Vault of Dreamers, #2) by Caragh M. O'Brien The Last Great Wizard of Yden (Yden #1) by S.G. Rogers Anwen of Primewood (Eldentimber #2) by Shari L. Tapscott The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1) by Richelle Mead Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine The Seventh Hour by Tracey Ward


message 28: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Wheeler | 386 comments Alison (Lady Coffin) wrote: "Danielle wrote: "Not going to make it this month and I'm not even going to try next month (all my books are now in boxes anyway).

I'll be back once I've moved in to my new house and turned a bedr..."


Alison, moving it a pain. Good luck with the move. Knowing you'll have a new library when the work is done will be a great motivator:)


message 29: by Loriidae (new)

Loriidae I managed 6/10 (actually only 5 as one book was a very very short story.)

The Power of Three
6/10

1) The third book in a trilogy.
Bound to Secrets Nina Croft #3 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 5 ★★★★✰

2) the Author uses 3 names or 2 names and a single initial.
Darkfever Karen Marie Moning #1 Fever Aug 5 ★★★★✰

3) There are only 3 words in the title.
Bound to Night Nina Croft #1 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 3 ★★★✰✰
Bound To Moonlight Nina Croft #2 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 5 ★★★★✰
Bound To Fear Nina Croft #2.5 Sisters of the Moon Paranormal Aug 4 ★★★✰✰ (Very Short Story - 5 pages)
Now You See Her (audio) (read before) Linda Howard Contemporary Paranormal Aug 24 ★★★✰✰
Stars of Fortune (audio) (read before) Nora Roberts #1 Guardians Trilogy Aug 29 ★★★✰✰
Bay of Sighs Nora Roberts
Kiss of Steel Bec Mcmasters
Chased by Moonlight
Stone Cold Lover Christine Warren

Bound to Secrets (Sisters of the Moon #3) by Nina Croft - Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning - Bound to Night (Sisters of the Moon, #1) by Nina Croft - Bound To Moonlight (Sisters of the Moon, #2) by Nina Croft - Bound To Fear by Nina Croft - Now You See Her by Linda Howard - Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts


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