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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (last edited May 12, 2014 03:26AM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments

Duration: June 1st to August 31st

Levels of Play:
♡ Summer days drifting away ♡ :1 to 5 Books
♡ Summer sun, something's begun ♡ :6 to 10 Books
♡ Summer fling, don't mean a thing ♡ :11 to 15 Books
♡ Summer heat, boy and girl meet ♡ :16 to 20 Books
♡ Summer dreams ripped at the seams ♡ :21 to 25 Books
♡ Oh, those summer nights! ♡ :26+ books

Rules & How to:
♡ Follow the directions below to create your own summer romance
♡ All the options allow Spell-It-Outs.


1. Summer Location
Choose the perfect location for your romance.
Read a book that is set in that location, or from a local author. Or use book covers or titles.
Examples:
1. Like Water for Chocolate for Mexico
2. +

2. Summer Lovers
Who's going to live a Summer Romance? Do you have a favorite book couple? Or some favorite characters that you want to see together? Or do you prefer to create your ideal couple? Tell us who (or how) your Summer Lovers will be using one of the two options:
Option 1: Choose/Match your Favorite Book Couple:Read books with a favorite couple. Or, create your own favorite couple reading corresponding books.

Examples:
          1. Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews - Kate & Curran
          2. Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run, #6) by Abigail Roux - Ty & Zane
          3. Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass, #2) by Jenna Black & Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne - Nikki & Atticus

Option 2: Create your Summer Lovers: Read books that allow to create your ideal couple - from name, to eye color, to tattoos, or how tall they are... your choice.

Examples:
          1. Using book Covers:The Fallen Star (Fallen Star, #1) by Jessica Sorensen Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, #3) by Eileen Wilks The Ghost and the Graveyard (Knight Games, #1) by Genevieve Jack
          2. Author's name: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
          3. Character's name: Gemma from Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
          4. Using Words in the title:The Girl with the Silver Eyes
          5. Using characteristics from the books:Tall, broad shoulders - Cut & Run
          6. Spell-it-out:T.A.L.L, D.A.R.K & D.A.N.G.E.R.O.U.S.

3. How they met
Was it love at first sight? Did they hate each other? Or did they just tripped over each others feet?
Read a book that has one of the situations of their first encounter. Or use Book Covers or Titles.
Example:
The Dead Girls' Dance

4. First Date
How was their first date? Magical? Dinner and a movie? A long walk on the beach? Time to let us know.
Step 1:Using book titles, create a story or a paragraph telling the perfect first date for your summer romance.

Step 2:Read the books used on step 1.

Example:
When All the World Sleeps the Dark Lover knocks on her window. After the first Shock of surprise, she quietly slips down the balcony to meet him. Without a word they walk down The Beach Road to meet their goal: a blanket near the Fire and The Picnic Basket. They sit there, Looking at the Stars and waiting for the Sunrise. It was Simple Perfection.

5. Summer Days & Nights
The summer romance days are spend playing at the beach, playing with friends, hiking, canoeing, having fun together, while the nights are spend around a fire or watching the stars, or just being romantic. Every single summer romance has at least a sunrise or sunset watching. Read two books, one for your summer days and other for the summer nights.
Examples:
Beach Party & Around the Peat-Fire



6. How hot was the romance?
Read a book that represents the "temperature" of the romance. From a young adult romance - sweet and innocent... to a more steamier one. Or opt for the spell-it-out version, with W.A.R.M. or S.I.Z.Z.L.I.N.G. for example.

7. Every couple needs a song
Tell us the song of your Summer Romance. Read books that relate to it - words in title or in book - or use the spell-it-out option.
Example:
Song: "When You Say Nothing at All"
book: Don't Breathe a Word

8. Summer Romance Movie
The inspiration for this challenge was the song Summer Nights from the movie Grease. Choose your favorite summer movie and read books that fit. Instructions are on message #2

9. Favorite Memories
When you think of your summer romance which memories you treasure best? Read books which cover depicts your favorite memories.
Example:
Sunrise by Rosie Thomas Eve (Eve, #1) by Anna Carey

10. Will you write?
Most Summer Romances come to an end. Choose books that have words meaning "end" or "good bye" in the title. or that have letters or other type of messages on the cover.
Examples:
1.The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2.Don't Kiss Them Good-bye
3.Words by Ginny L. Yttrup





message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments
SUMMER LOVE MOVIES - Note: The main couple or characters for these 25 movies – all set during summertime – are listed after the category criteria. So, you may also read any book with a character that has any one of those names. The book does NOT have to be a Romance.

(500) Days of Summer: Read a book with a nonlinear narrative (i.e. out of chronological order; parallel distinctive plot lines; dream immersions; narrating another story inside the main plot-line). Or where one of the character works as an architect. Or has a seasonal name (e.g. Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, Autumn). Or one that is 500 pages or greater.
          Couples’ Names: Tom & Summer.
Adventureland: Read a book where someone attends an amusement park. Or is set in Pennsylvania. Or the main character is a journalist.
          Couples’ Names: James & Emily – AKA “Em.”
American Pie 2: Read a book set in Michigan, or anywhere there is a lake. Or someone attends Band Camp. Or book with a red, white, & blue cover. Or is the second book in a series.
          Couples’ Names: Jim & Michelle; Oz & Heather; Kevin & Vicky; Sherman & Nadia.
Beach Party: Read a book with a beach on the cover. Or where someone rents a beach house. Or someone is in a motorcycle gang. Or someone is an anthropologist.
          Couples’ Names: Frankie & Dolores; Robert & Marianne.
Blue Crush: Read a book with a blue cover or ocean waves. Or is set in Hawaii. Or where the heroine is a surfer.
          Couples’ Names: Matt & Anne Marie.
Charlie St. Cloud: Read a book set in the Pacific Northwest. Or with clouds on the cover. Or where a main character communicates with someone in the afterlife.
          Couples’ Names: Charlie & Tess.
Dear John: Read a book where there is an exchange of letters, e-mails, or texting.
          Couples’ Names: John & Savannah.
Dirty Dancing: Read a book set at a summer resort. Or goes on vacation with their family. Or where someone takes dance lessons. Or is set or published in the 1960s.
          Couples’ Names: Johnny & Frances – AKA “Baby.”
Gidget: Read a story where the heroine is a tomboy. Or there is a moon on the cover. Or is set or published in the 1950s.
          Couples’ Names: Jeffrey – AKA “Moondoggie” & Frances – AKA “Gidget.”
Grease: - Read a book with a car or lightening on the cover. Or is set in high school. Or a character has a make-over.
          Couples’ Names: Danny & Sandy.
The Last Song: Read a book where someone plays the piano or with a bookcover that has musical notes on the cover. Or where a character has issues with their father. Or is set in Georgia. (view spoiler)
          Couples’ Names: Will & Veronica – AKA “Ronnie.”
Letters to Juliet: Read a book where someone tries to undercover secrets from the long ago past. Or is set in Italy.
          Couples’ Names: Lorenzo & Claire; Charlie & Sophie.
Little Darlings: Read a book where rivals make a bet of some kind. Or one with a storyline that follows two couples.
          Couples’ Names: Gary & Ferris; Randy & Angel.
Mamma Mia: Read a book where someone finds their birth parent(s). Or is set in Greece.
          Couples’ Names: Sam, Harry, Bill & Donna; Sky & Sophie.
My Girl: Read a book where a child is one of the main characters. Or is set in a funeral parlor. Or someone is kissed for the first time. Or is set or published in the 1970s.
          Couples’ Names: Thomas & Vada.
The Notebook: Read a book where a couple comes from opposite sides of the tracks. Or where someone goes off to war. Or where rain is depicted on the cover. Or someone kisses in the rain! Or is set in North Carolina. Or is set or published in the 1940’s.
          Couples’ Names: Noah & Allie.
One Day: Read a book that spans many years, decades even. Or is set during July. Or takes place all within 24 hours.
          Couples’ Names: Dexter & Emma.
Safe Haven: Read a book with a cover showing a knife on the cover. Or where neighbors fall in love. Or where the main character is a waitress.
          Couples’ Names: Alex & Katie – AKA Erin.
Say Anything: Read a book set in Seattle, Washington. Or where one of the characters is their school’s valedictorian. Or is into kickboxing. Or is set or published in the 1980s.
          Couples’ Names: Lloyd & Diane.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Read any chick-lit genre book or “sisterhood is powerful” themed book. Or book that shows jeans or denim on the cover. (Example: listopia’s Blue Jeans.)
          The movies changed the couple relationships from what is in the book,
          so we’ll go with the main character names: Lena, Tibby, Carmen, & Bridget.
Summer Catch: Read a book with a “Romeo and Juliet” theme. Or is set or published in the 2000s.
          Couples’ Names: Tenley & Ryan.
The Wackness: Read a humorous book. Or read a book where someone does something illegal to make money. Or is set or published in the 1990s.
          Couples’ Names: Luke & Stephanie.
A Walk to Remember: Read a book where someone is involved with their Drama Club’s musical. Or someone has leukemia. Or a couple is depicted walking together on the cover.
          Couples’ Names: Clay & Jamie.
Wet Hot American Summer: Read a book set in a summer camp. Or there is a talent show. Or has the words “wet” or “hot” in the title.
          Couples’ Names: Henry & Beth; Coop & Katie.
When in Rome: Read a book where someone goes attends a wedding or goes to Rome. Or is set or published in the 2010s.
          Couples’ Names: Nicholas & Beth.
Quick Reference List of Names - Alphabetical: - under spoiler to save room.
(view spoiler)


message 3: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 23 comments Oh gosh I am so in for this. Will edit this post later with a template...on my phone and all. Funny that this challenge was inspired by the song Summer Nights from Grease cuz I was singing it to myself from the moment I read the title.


message 4: by Anita Reads (last edited Aug 19, 2014 12:56PM) (new)

Anita Reads | 1660 comments I'm in for this challenge too :)
I think I'm gonna go for level Summer heat, boy and girl meet 16-20 books.

Summer Romance Reading Challenge
Level: Summerheat, boy and girl meet 16-20 books
Started: 06/01/14 - 08/31/14
Finished: 20/20


Spell Out Challenge
T: To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee 06/18/14 ★★★
A: Arthur Conan Doyle | A Study in Scarlet 06/30/14 ★★★★
L: The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan 06/01/14 ★★★★
L: Killer Cupcakes | Leighann Dobbs 07/10/14 ★★★★

D: Dark Lover J.R. Ward 07/05/14 ★★★★★
A: Ava Miles Nora Roberts Land 07/27/14 ★★★★½
R: Richelle Mead | Succubus Blues 06/08/14 ★★★★
K: Sophie Kinsella | Shopaholic Takes Manhattan 08/04/14 ★★★★

A: Adrian Silver Shadows | Richelle Mead 08/07/14 ★★★★★
N: Nancy Herkness | A Bridge to Love 07/22/14 ★★★★
D: Divergent | Veronica Roth 07/09/14 ★★★★

D: Daughter of Smoke & Bone | Laini Taylor 07/31/14 ★★★½
A: Alice Clayton | Wallbanger 08/19/14 ★★★★★
N: Northern Lights | Nora Roberts 08/13/14 ★★★★★
G: Groupie | Ginger Voight 06/20/14 ★★★★
E: Eve Reflected in You | Sylvia Day 07/28/14 ★★★
R: Succubus on Top | Richelle Mead 07/24/14 ★★★★
O: Obsidian | Jennifer L. Armentrout 06/23/14 ★★★★★
U: Unseen | Mari Jungstedt 07/19/14 ★★★
S: Suzanne Collins | The Hunger Games 06/05/14 ★★★★
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Killer Cupcakes (A Lexy Baker Bakery Mystery, #1) by Leighann Dobbs Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley, #1) by Ava Miles Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2) by Sophie Kinsella Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5) by Richelle Mead A Bridge to Love by Nancy Herkness Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton Northern Lights by Nora Roberts Groupie (Groupie, #1) by Ginger Voight Reflected in You (Crossfire, #2) by Sylvia Day Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Unseen (Anders Knutas, #1) by Mari Jungstedt The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins


message 5: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 23 comments Omg I totally didn't even realize the levels are the lyrics to the song. Lol *hangs head in shame*


message 6: by Sonia, Igor's Evil Twin (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 7655 comments Welcome to the challenge Julianne & Anita :)

Yes, the song was really inspiring for this challenge. It tastes like summer.
The whole song set the pace: the tell me more, tell me more and Danny and Sandy telling about the summer romance, how they met, their date, Danny's bragging, the end... So the verses becoming the levels was a natural step... It was a fun challenge to create!


message 7: by Wendy (new)

Wendy (Wmaresca) I am in for this summer challenge and going all in Oh those summer nights....


message 8: by Sonia, Igor's Evil Twin (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 7655 comments Welcome to the challenge Wendy!


message 9: by Ipshita (new)

Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 276 comments Count me in!


message 10: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, Ipshita!


message 11: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, Kalyn!


message 12: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15159 comments Looks good, Kalyn!


message 13: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 23 comments Nice job Kalyn.

Coming up with this first date story is harder than I thought.


message 14: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, Lisa!


❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Hannibal Lecterღ♥ღ | 2613 comments A Summer Romance Reading Challenge
Duration:
1st June - 31st August
Level: Spell-it-out
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message 16: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, ❤Stephanie!


message 17: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Hayden (lylasmom) | 113 comments I will be working on this challenge for number 3, how they met. How they met always seems to be the clincher for me, mainly because I'm addicted to Emily March, Debbie Macomber books and more and you have to absolutely know the outcome lol


message 18: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments I love a good first meeting, too, Leslie. Welcome to the challenge!


message 19: by Angie (new)

Angie | 165 comments A Summer Romance Reading Challenge
June 1 – August 31
0/20


T - The Truth About Love - Stephanie Laurens
A - Amaryllis - Jayne Castle
L - Rock Me - Cherrie Lynn
L - What Price Love? - Stephanie Laurens

D - Catching Caroline - Sylvia Day
A - Renegade Most Wanted - Carol Arens
R - The Player - Rhonda Nelson
K - Killer Frost - Jennifer Estep

A - Don't Bite The Bridesmaid - Tiffany Allee
N - Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbours - Molly Harper
D - Dreaming Anastasia - Joy Preble

D - True - Laurann Dohner
A - Captain Corcoran's Hoyden Bride - Annie Burrowes
N - Wild Things - Chloe Neill
G - Get Lucky - Suzanne Brockmann
E - Marked - Elisabeth Naughton
R - Allegiant - Veronica Roth
O - The Outrageous Belle Marchmain - Lucy Ashford
U - Undone - Sara Humphreys
S - Seducing A Stranger - Christine Merrill


message 20: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, Angie!


message 21: by Rochella (last edited Jun 01, 2014 03:34PM) (new)

Rochella (rosesbookgarden) | 2 comments Ooh, this looks good. Now just hoping I can actually finish this one!

1. Summer Location
Stay by Deb Caletti
2. Summer Lovers
Rescue Me by Scarlet Blackwell
3. How they met
Take My Picture
4. First Date
After they had dinner at Matt's house, he asked James: Dance With Me. Matt always found it were The Little Things that mattered, such as a nice dance after a home cooked meal. James then knew: he was Ready to Fall in love with Matt.
5. Summer Days & Nights
The Beach House and Dance
6. How hot was the romance?
Sweet Thing
7. Every couple needs a song
All About You by McFly
Always You
8. Summer Romance Movie
Charlie St Cloud
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
9. Favorite Memories
A Promise of Tomorrow by Rowan McAllister
10. Will you write?
The Trouble with Goodbye

A total of 13 books: Summer fling, don't mean a thing


message 22: by Shav (last edited Jun 15, 2014 02:34PM) (new)

Shav (KeelahLove) | 12 comments 1. Summer Location
1. If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman for Oregon
2. Summer Lovers
1. Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2) by Kami Garcia - Lena & Ethan
3. How they met
1.
4. First Date
1.
5. Summer Days & Nights

6. How hot was the romance?

7. Every couple needs a song

8. Summer Romance Movie

9. Favorite Memories

10. Will you write?


message 23: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, Rochella and Shavony!


message 24: by Tina (new)

Tina (whitley97) | 120 comments A Summer Romance Reading Challenge

Duration: June 1st to August 31st
Read 1

8. Summer Romance Movie
The Last Song: True Body Rock


message 25: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, Tina!


message 26: by Shav (new)

Shav (KeelahLove) | 12 comments Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges (All the Mods) wrote: "Welcome to the challenge, Rochella and Shavony!"

Thanks :3


message 27: by Laila Jane (new)

Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 940 comments I like #8, Summer Romance Movie. For this challenge, I'm gonna work my way down the list of movies and see if I can read a book to match each criteria. Hope that's okay


message 28: by Laila Jane (last edited Sep 20, 2014 12:24PM) (new)

Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 940 comments Goal: Oh, those summer nights! (19/28 books)
June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Summer Days & Summer Nights
1. Summer Days - Castles on the Sand
2. Summer Nights - Shooting Stars

Summer Romance Movie
1. (500) Days of Summer
Read a book with a nonlinear narrative
Or where one of the character works as an architect.
Or has a seasonal name (e.g. Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, Autumn)
Or one that is 500 pages or greater
Couples’ Names: Tom & Summer

      Breakable by Tammara Webber (06/25/14)
      Has a nonlinear narrative

2. Adventureland: Read a book where someone attends an amusement park. Or is set in Pennsylvania. Or the main character is a journalist.
Couples’ Names: James & Emily – AKA “Em.”

3. American Pie 2
Read a book set in Michigan
Or anywhere there is a lake
Or someone attends Band Camp
Or book with a red, white, & blue cover
Or is the second book in a series
Couples’ Names: Jim & Michelle; Oz & Heather; Kevin & Vicky; Sherman & Nadia

      Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine (07/10/14)
      Book set in Michigan

4. Beach Party
Read a book with a beach on the cover
Or where someone rents a beach house
Or someone is in a motorcycle gang
Or someone is an anthropologist
Couples’ Names: Frankie & Dolores; Robert & Marianne

      Unbroken by Melody Grace (07/22/14)
      Beach is on the cover, and Juliet is selling her beach house

5. Blue Crush
Read a book with a blue cover or ocean waves
Or is set in Hawaii
Or where the heroine is a surfer
Couples’ Names: Matt & Anne Marie

      Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan (07/29/14)
      Book with ocean waves on the cover

6. Charlie St. Cloud
Read a book set in the Pacific Northwest
Or with clouds on the cover
Or where a main character communicates with someone in the afterlife.
Couples’ Names: Charlie & Tess

      Lick by Kylie Scott (06/01/14)
      Set in Pacific Northwest (Portland, Oregon)

7. Dear John
Read a book where there is an exchange of letters, e-mails, or texting
Couples’ Names: John & Savannah

      Love Unscripted by Tina Reber (06/23/14)
      There is an exchange of letters and texting

8. Dirty Dancing
Read a book set at a summer resort
Or goes on vacation with their family
Or where someone takes dance lessons
Or is set or published in the 1960s
Couples’ Names: Johnny & Frances – AKA “Baby

      Entwined by Heather Dixon (08/15/14)
      Azalea gives her sisters dance lessions

9. Gidget: Read a story where the heroine is a tomboy. Or there is a moon on the cover. Or is set or published in the 1950s.
Couples’ Names: Jeffrey – AKA “Moondoggie” & Frances – AKA “Gidget.”

10. Grease
Read a book with a car or lightening on the cover
Or is set in high school
Or a character has a make-over
Couples’ Names: Danny & Sandy

      Bully by Penelope Douglas (06/03/14)
      Set in high school

11. The Last Song
Read a book where someone plays the piano
Or with a bookcover that has musical notes on the cover Or where a character has issues with their father
Or is set in Georgia
Couples’ Names: Will & Veronica – AKA “Ronnie”
      The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (06/26/14)
      Simon has issues with his father

12. Letters to Juliet
Read a book where someone tries to undercover secrets from the long ago past
Or is set in Italy

Couples’ Names: Lorenzo & Claire; Charlie & Sophie
      14 by Peter Clines (06/07/14)
      Characters try to undercover secrets from the long ago past

13. Little Darlings: Read a book where rivals make a bet of some kind. Or one with a storyline that follows two couples.
Couples’ Names: Gary & Ferris; Randy & Angel.

14. Mamma Mia
Read a book where someone finds their birth parent(s)
Or is set in Greece
Couples’ Names: Sam, Harry, Bill & Donna; Sky & Sophie

      Fated by Courtney Cole (07/14/14)
      Macy discovers who her birth parents are; set in Greece

15. My Girl
Read a book where a child is one of the main characters
Or is set in a funeral parlor
Or someone is kissed for the first time
Or is set or published in the 1970s
Couples’ Names: Thomas & Vada

      If Forever Comes by A.L. Jackson (06/30/14)
      A child is one of the main characters

16. The Notebook
Read a book where a couple comes from opposite sides of the tracks
Or where someone goes off to war
Or where rain is depicted on the cover
Or someone kisses in the rain!
Or is set in North Carolina
Or is set or published in the 1940’s
Couples’ Names: Noah & Allie

      Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan (07/05/14)
      The cover is a picture of the MC sitting in the rain

17. One Day
Read a book that spans many years, decades even
Or is set during July
Or takes place all within 24 hours
Couples’ Names: Dexter & Emma

      Just One Night by Gayle Forman (06/08/14)
      Book takes place all within 24 hours

18. Safe Haven
Read a book with a cover showing a knife on the cover
Or where neighbors fall in love
Or where the main character is a waitress
Couples’ Names: Alex & Katie – AKA Erin

      Before We Fall by Courtney Cole (07/25/14)
      The main character is a waitress

19. Say Anything
Read a book set in Seattle, Washington
Or where one of the characters is their school’s valedictorian
Or is into kickboxing
Or is set or published in the 1980s
Couples’ Names: Lloyd & Diane

      Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan (08/31/14)
      Emma was her high school's valedictorian

20. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Read any chick-lit genre book
Or “sisterhood is powerful” themed book
Or book that shows jeans or denim on the cover

The movies changed the couple relationships from what is in the book, so we’ll go with the main character names: Lena, Tibby, Carmen, & Bridget
      Greed by Fisher Amelie (08/24/14)
      Denim jeans are on the cover

21. Summer Catch: Read a book with a “Romeo and Juliet” theme. Or is set or published in the 2000s.
Couples’ Names: Tenley & Ryan.

22. The Wackness
Read a humorous book
Or read a book where someone does something illegal to make money
Or is set or published in the 1990s
Couples’ Names: Luke & Stephanie

      Undeclared by Jen Frederick (06/29/14)
      Noah does something illegal to make money

23. A Walk to Remember
Read a book where someone is involved with their Drama Club’s musical
Or someone has leukemia
Or a couple is depicted walking together on the cover
Couples’ Names: Clay & Jamie

      Naturally, Charlie by S.L. Scott (08/16/14)
      Couple is depicted walking together

24. Wet Hot American Summer: Read a book set in a summer camp. Or there is a talent show. Or has the words “wet” or “hot” in the title.
Couples’ Names: Henry & Beth; Coop & Katie.

25. When in Rome
Read a book where someone goes attends a wedding
Or goes to Rome
Or is set or published in the 2010s
Couples’ Names: Nicholas & Beth

      Nash by Jay Crownover (07/19/14)
      Main characters attend a wedding

Breakable (Contours of the Heart, #2) by Tammara Webber Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks, #1) by Michelle A. Valentine Unbroken (Beachwood Bay, #1) by Melody Grace Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan
Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by Kylie Scott Love Unscripted (Love, #1) by Tina Reber Entwined by Heather Dixon Bully (Fall Away, #1) by Penelope Douglas
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn 14 by Peter Clines Fated (The Bloodstone Saga, #2) by Courtney Cole If Forever Comes (Take This Regret, #2) by A.L. Jackson
Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1) by Rebecca Donovan Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) by Gayle Forman Out of Breath (Breathing, #3) by Rebecca Donovan Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken, #3) by Courtney Cole Greed (The Seven Deadly, #2) by Fisher Amelie
Undeclared (Woodlands, #1) by Jen Frederick Naturally, Charlie by S.L. Scott Nash (Marked Men, #4) by Jay Crownover

Will You Write?
1. The Trouble with Goodbye


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Elena  | 986 comments Signing up before I realize I have too many challenges and change my mind!
I liked the movie part the best too, but I think I'll try to cover other categories first.

A Summer Romance Reading Challenge
Duration:
6/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
Level: Summer fling, don't mean a thing (11 to 15 books)

1. Summer Location
Choose the perfect location for your romance.
Read a book that is set in that location, or from a local author. Or use book covers or titles.

On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers **** - 7/21/2014 (set in Caribbean, Barbados, Jamaica, Florida)

2. Summer Lovers
Option 1: Choose/Match your Favorite Book Couple:Read books with a favorite couple. Or, create your own favorite couple reading corresponding books.
Nick O'Leary and Norah Silverberg
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan **** - 8/16/2014


3. How they met
Read a book that has one of the situations of their first encounter. Or use Book Covers or Titles.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell **** - 8/1/2014

First Date
Step 1: Using book titles, create a story or a paragraph telling the perfect first date for your summer romance.
Step 2: Read the books used on step 1.


On their first date Nick and Norah met for Dandelion Wine and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, then spent The Remains of the Day Wildwood Dancing by the Lost Lake.

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury ***** - 7/29/2014
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg **** - 8/12/2014
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro **** - 8/17/2014
Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) by Juliet Marillier **** - 8/6/2014
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen *** - 7/14/2014

5. Summer Days & Nights
Read two books, one for your summer days and other for the summer nights.
Day: The Long Walk by Stephen King **** - 8/15/2014
Night: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ***** - 8/20/2014


6. How hot was the romance?
Read a book that represents the "temperature" of the romance.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury **** - 7/17/2014

7. Every couple needs a song
Tell us the song of your Summer Romance. Read books that relate to it - words in title or in book - or use the spell-it-out option.
Song - Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Book - (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
**** - 8/31/2014

8. Summer Romance Movie
Choose your favorite summer movie and read books that fit.
(500) Days of Summer: Read a book with a nonlinear narrative (i.e. out of chronological order; parallel distinctive plot lines; dream immersions; narrating another story inside the main plot-line)
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers **** - 8/23/2014 (time travel)

9. Favorite Memories
Read books which cover depicts your favorite memories.
Half Moon Bay by Helene Young *** - 8/30/2014

10. Will you write?
Most Summer Romances come to an end. Choose books that have words meaning "end" or "good bye" in the title. or that have letters or other type of messages on the cover.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman ***** - 8/4/2014

On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins #1) by Scott O'Dell Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1) by Ray Bradbury Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) by Juliet Marillier Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen The Long Walk by Richard Bachman The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers Half Moon Bay by Helene Young The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


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❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 8958 comments Thank you Mods (LK?) for certain song getting stuck in my head. :P

I'll go with movie part only.

*updating post while movie loads*


Duration: 01.06.-30.08.2014
Level: Oh, those summer nights!

: 19/26+

(500) Days of Summer: Read a book with a nonlinear narrative (i.e. out of chronological order; parallel distinctive plot lines; dream immersions; narrating another story inside the main plot-line). Or where one of the character works as an architect. Or has a seasonal name (e.g. Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, Autumn). Or one that is 500 pages or greater.
Couples’ Names: Tom & Summer.

Adventureland: Read a book where someone attends an amusement park. Or is set in Pennsylvania. Or the main character is a journalist.
Couples’ Names: James & Emily – AKA “Em.”

American Pie 2: Read a book set in Michigan, or anywhere there is a lake. Or someone attends Band Camp. Or book with a red, white, & blue cover. Or is the second book in a series.
Love Comes Home by Andrew Grey - 26.08.14 - ★★★ - set in Michigan
Couples’ Names: Jim & Michelle; Oz & Heather; Kevin & Vicky; Sherman & Nadia.

Beach Party: Read a book with a beach on the cover. Or where someone rents a beach house. Or someone is in a motorcycle gang. Or someone is an anthropologist.
One Grave Less by Beverly Connor - 11.06.14 - ★★★★ - mc is forensic anthropologist
Couples’ Names: Frankie & Dolores; Robert & Marianne.
The Raider by Monica McCarty - 03.06.14 - ★★★★ - Robert "Raider" Boyd

Blue Crush: Read a book with a blue cover or ocean waves. Or is set in Hawaii. Or where the heroine is a surfer.
Cross & Crown (Sidewinder, #2) by Abigail Roux by Abigail Roux - 11.06.14 - ★★★
Couples’ Names: Matt & Anne Marie.

Charlie St. Cloud: Read a book set in the Pacific Northwest. Or with clouds on the cover. Or where a main character communicates with someone in the afterlife.
The Distance Between Us by L.A. Witt - 26.08.14 - ★★★ - Seattle
Couples’ Names: Charlie & Tess.

Dear John: Read a book where there is an exchange of letters, e-mails, or texting.
It Happened One Wedding by Julie James - 01.07.14 - ★★★★ - mcs are texting
Couples’ Names: John & Savannah.

Dirty Dancing: Read a book set at a summer resort. Or goes on vacation with their family. Or where someone takes dance lessons. Or is set or published in the 1960s.
Couples’ Names: Johnny & Frances – AKA “Baby.”

Gidget: Read a story where the heroine is a tomboy. Or there is a moon on the cover. Or is set or published in the 1950s.
Couples’ Names: Jeffrey – AKA “Moondoggie” & Frances – AKA “Gidget.”

Grease: Read a book with a car or lightening on the cover. Or is set in high school. Or a character has a make-over.
Couples’ Names: Danny & Sandy.

The Last Song: Read a book where someone plays the piano or with a bookcover that has musical notes on the cover. Or where a character has issues with their father. Or is set in Georgia.
Couples’ Names: Will & Veronica – AKA “Ronnie.”
Cheek to Cheek by Chris Owen - 19.08.14 - ★★★ - Will Justason

Letters to Juliet: Read a book where someone tries to undercover secrets from the long ago past. Or is set in Italy.
Couples’ Names: Lorenzo & Claire; Charlie & Sophie.

Little Darlings: Read a book where rivals make a bet of some kind. Or one with a storyline that follows two couples.
The Lady Most Willing by Julia Quinn & Eloisa James & Connie Brockway - 29.06.14 - ★★★★ - 3 couples actually
Couples’ Names: Gary & Ferris; Randy & Angel.

Mamma Mia: Read a book where someone finds their birth parent(s). Or is set in Greece.
Couples’ Names: Sam, Harry, Bill & Donna; Sky & Sophie.
Cold Days by Jim Butcher - 14.06.14 - ★★★★ - Harry Dresden
Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery - 23.07.14 - ★★★★ - Sam Ridge

My Girl: Read a book where a child is one of the main characters. Or is set in a funeral parlor. Or someone is kissed for the first time. Or is set or published in the 1970s.
Couples’ Names: Thomas & Vada.
Envy by J.R. Ward - 13.07.14 - ★★★★ - Thomas "Veck" DelVecchio

The Notebook: Read a book where a couple comes from opposite sides of the tracks. Or where someone goes off to war. Or where rain is depicted on the cover. Or someone kisses in the rain! Or is set in North Carolina. Or is set or published in the 1940’s.
Couples’ Names: Noah & Allie.
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - 19.08.14 - ★★★★ - Allison "Allie" Sekemoto

One Day: Read a book that spans many years, decades even. Or is set during July. Or takes place all within 24 hours.
Couples’ Names: Dexter & Emma.
Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet - 10.08.14 - ★★★★ - Dexter J. Daley

Safe Haven: Read a book with a cover showing a knife on the cover. Or where neighbors fall in love. Or where the main character is a waitress.
Couples’ Names: Alex & Katie – AKA Erin.

Say Anything: Read a book set in Seattle, Washington. Or where one of the characters is their school’s valedictorian. Or is into kickboxing. Or is set or published in the 1980s.
Hostile Ground by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov - 30.06.14 - ★★★ - Seattle
Couples’ Names: Lloyd & Diane.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Read any chick-lit genre book or “sisterhood is powerful” themed book. Or book that shows jeans or denim on the cover.
The movies changed the couple relationships from what is in the book, so we’ll go with the main character names: Lena, Tibby, Carmen, & Bridget.

Summer Catch: Read a book with a “Romeo and Juliet” theme. Or is set or published in the 2000s.
Couples’ Names: Tenley & Ryan.

The Wackness: Read a humorous book. Or read a book where someone does something illegal to make money. Or is set or published in the 1990s.
Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs - 08.07.14 - ★★★★ - pub 1999
Couples’ Names: Luke & Stephanie.

A Walk to Remember: Read a book where someone is involved with their Drama Club’s musical. Or someone has leukemia. Or a couple is depicted walking together on the cover.
Couples’ Names: Clay & Jamie.
No Such Thing by A.M. Arthur - 23.08.14 - ★★★★ - Jaime Winters
Jeffery

Wet Hot American Summer: Read a book set in a summer camp. Or there is a talent show. Or has the words “wet” or “hot” in the title.
Couples’ Names: Henry & Beth; Coop & Katie.

When in Rome: Read a book where someone goes attends a wedding or goes to Rome. Or is set or published in the 2010s.
Holding Out for a Fairy Tale by A.J. Thomas - 13.06.14 - ★★★ - pub in 2014
Couples’ Names: Nicholas & Beth.
Cold Iron by D.L. McDermott - 20.06.14 - ★★★ - Beth Carter
Heartstrings by S.J. Frost - 08.08.14 - ★★★★ - Nicholas “Las” Lamont

Names
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Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Which song, BTW?


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❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 8958 comments Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges (All the Mods) wrote: "Which song, BTW?"

Summer lovin', had me a blast
Summer lovin', happened so fast
Met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
Summer days drifting away
To, uh oh, those summer nights...


*I wanted to be Pink Lady when I grow up :P*

BTW is there a rule that summer movie needs to make you cry? Some of this titles got me started just by reading it. :P


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 908 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges
A Summer Romance Reading Challenge
Duration:
6/1/2014 - 8/31/2014

Progress: 41 out of 41 (♡ Oh, those summer nights! ♡ :26+ books)

W: Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow - *** - 7/4/2014 - 403 Pages
A: Lori Austin; Beauty and the Bounty Hunter - ***** - 6/8/2014 - 300 Pages
R: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare - ***** - 6/22/2014 - 370 Pages
M: MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche - ***** - 6/26/2014 - 349 Pages

S: Saga, Volume 2; Brian K. Vaughan - ***** - 6/2/2014 - 144 Pages
U: Ursula K. Le Guin; Gifts - *** - 8/19/2014
M: The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards - ***** - 7/18/2014 - 401 Pages
M: Michael Ende; The Neverending Story - *** - 8/6/2014 - 396 Pages
E: Eloisa James; The Duke Is Mine - *** - 7/28/2014 - 367 Pages
R: Robin Sloan; Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - ***** - 8/7/2014

N: Nora Roberts; Shadow Spell - **** - 7/22/2014 - 319 Pages
I: If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone - ***** - 6/21/2014 - 208 Pages
G: Yasmine Galenorn; Shaded Vision - ** - 6/18/2014 - 306 Pages
H: Kim Harrison; Something Deadly This Way Comes - *** - 6/19/2014 - 245 Pages
T: The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht - **** - 7/8/2014
S: Splintered by A.G. Howard - ** - 6/9/2014 - 371 Pages

Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan Beauty and the Bounty Hunter (Once Upon a Time in the West, #1) by Lori Austin Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard Shaded Vision (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #11) by Yasmine Galenorn Something Deadly This Way Comes (Madison Avery, #3) by Kim Harrison If You Have to Cry, Go Outside And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare MWF Seeking BFF My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts The Duke Is Mine (Fairy Tales, #3) by Eloisa James The Neverending Story by Michael Ende Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin

SUMMER LOVE MOVIES -

• (500) Days of Summer: Read a book with a nonlinear narrative (i.e. out of chronological order; parallel distinctive plot lines; dream immersions; narrating another story inside the main plot-line). Or where one of the character works as an architect. Or has a seasonal name (e.g. Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, Autumn). Or one that is 500 pages or greater.
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern - **** - 7/9/2014 - Out of Chronological Order
• Adventureland: Read a book where someone attends an amusement park. Or is set in Pennsylvania. Or the main character is a journalist: Set in Pennsylvania:
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead - ***** - 6/4/2014 - 594 Pages - Set in Pennsylvania
• American Pie 2: Read a book set in Michigan, or anywhere there is a lake. Or someone attends Band Camp. Or book with a red, white, & blue cover. Or is the second book in a series:
Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks - **** - 7/3/2014 - 387 Pages - 2nd book
• Beach Party: Read a book with a beach on the cover. Or where someone rents a beach house. Or someone is in a motorcycle gang. Or someone is an anthropologist:
Beach House No. 9 by Christie Ridgway - **** - 7/1/2014 - 384 Pages
• Blue Crush: Read a book with a blue cover or ocean waves. Or is set in Hawaii. Or where the heroine is a surfer:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - ***** - 6/12/2014 - 313 Pages - Blue Cover
• Charlie St. Cloud: Read a book set in the Pacific Northwest. Or with clouds on the cover. Or where a main character communicates with someone in the afterlife.
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher - ***** - 6/15/2014 - Lots of afterlife communication
• Dear John: Read a book where there is an exchange of letters, e-mails, or texting:
Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas - ***** - 7/2/2014 - 332 Pages
• Dirty Dancing: Read a book set at a summer resort. Or goes on vacation with their family. Or where someone takes dance lessons. Or is set or published in the 1960s:
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan - **** - 6/13/2014 - 275 Pages
• Gidget: Read a story where the heroine is a tomboy. Or there is a moon on the cover. Or is set or published in the 1950s:
Mated to the Devil by Eve Langlais - ***** - 8/27/2014
• Grease: Read a book with a car or lightening on the cover. Or is set in high school. Or a character has a make-over.
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak - ***** - 7/14/2014 - 360 Pages - Car on the Cover
• The Last Song: Read a book where someone plays the piano or with a bookcover that has musical notes on the cover. Or where a character has issues with their father. Or is set in Georgia:
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher - ***** - 6/7/2014 - 439 Pages - Thomas has issues with his father
• Letters to Juliet: Read a book where someone tries to undercover secrets from the long ago past. Or is set in Italy:
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris - **** - 6/23/2014 - 327 Pages
• Little Darlings: Read a book where rivals make a bet of some kind. Or one with a storyline that follows two couples:
Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich - ***** - 8/21/2014 - 324 Pages
• Mamma Mia: Read a book where someone finds their birth parent(s). Or is set in Greece.
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern - *** - 8/12/2014 - Found birth parents
• My Girl: Read a book where a child is one of the main characters. Or is set in a funeral parlor. Or someone is kissed for the first time. Or is set or published in the 1970s.
Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery - **** - 7/7/2014 - 379 Pages - Child is a main character
• The Notebook: Read a book where a couple comes from opposite sides of the tracks. Or where someone goes off to war. Or where rain is depicted on the cover. Or someone kisses in the rain! Or is set in North Carolina. Or is set or published in the 1940’s.
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas - *** - 7/14/2014 - 391 Pages - Couple from the opposite sides of the track
• One Day: Read a book that spans many years, decades even. Or is set during July. Or takes place all within 24 hours:
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir - **** - 7/24/2014 - 293 Pages - Spans Decades
• Safe Haven: Read a book with a cover showing a knife on the cover. Or where neighbors fall in love. Or where the main character is a waitress.
Blood Cross by Faith Hunter - ***** - 7/17/2014 - 321 Pages - Knife on the cover
• Say Anything: Read a book set in Seattle, Washington. Or where one of the characters is their school’s valedictorian. Or is into kickboxing. Or is set or published in the 1980s.
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - **** - 8/20/2014 - Set in the 1980s
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Read any chick-lit genre book or “sisterhood is powerful” themed book. Or book that shows jeans or denim on the cover. (Example: listopia’s Blue Jeans.)
Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James - ***** - 7/23/2014 - 287 Pages - Jeans on the cover
• Summer Catch: Read a book with a “Romeo and Juliet” theme. Or is set or published in the 2000s:
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks - *** - 8/27/2014 - 324 Pages
• The Wackness: Read a humorous book. Or read a book where someone does something illegal to make money. Or is set or published in the 1990s:
Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman - ***** - 6/27/2014 - 298 Pages
• A Walk to Remember: Read a book where someone is involved with their Drama Club’s musical. Or someone has leukemia. Or a couple is depicted walking together on the cover.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman - ***** - 8/26/2014
• Wet Hot American Summer: Read a book set in a summer camp. Or there is a talent show. Or has the words “wet” or “hot” in the title:
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler - ***** - 8/2/2014 - Talent Show
• When in Rome: Read a book where someone goes attends a wedding or goes to Rome. Or is set or published in the 2010s.
Something About You by Julie James - **** - 7/15/2014 - 307 Pages - Attends a Wedding

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan Dead Beat (The Dresden Files #7) by Jim Butcher Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman Beach House No. 9 (Beach House No. 9, #1) by Christie Ridgway Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas Vamps and the City (Love at Stake, #2) by Kerrelyn Sparks Almost Perfect (Fool's Gold, #2) by Susan Mallery Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak Again the Magic (Wallflowers, #0.5) by Lisa Kleypas Something About You (FBI/US Attorney, #1) by Julie James Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, #2) by Faith Hunter Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1) by Lorelei James Stolen Lives Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir Self-Inflicted Wounds Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) by Anna Banks Mated to the Devil by Eve Langlais The Princess Bride  by William Goldman


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Jonquil | 23 comments Summer Love Movies 25/25 Complete

• (500) Days of Summer: Cress 6/23 ★★★★★
• Adventureland: journalist Do Not Disturb 6/16 ★★★
• American Pie 2: Hellforged 6/1 ★★★★
• Beach Party: Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag 6/6 ★★★★★
• Blue Crush: The Ghost and the Graveyard 6/5 ★★★
• Charlie St. Cloud: Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch 6/2 ★★★★★
• Dear John: Fair Game 7/13 ★★★★
• Dirty Dancing: A Salty Piece of Land 6/24 ★★★
• Gidget: moon One Snowy Night Before Christmas 6/11 ★★★★★
• Grease: With All My Soul 6/3 ★★★★
• The Last Song: Magic Mourns 7/3 ★★★★★
• Letters to Juliet: The Clue of the Broken Locket 7/10 ★★
• Little Darlings: two couples The Beach House 7/8 ★★★★★
• Mamma Mia: Safe Harbor 6/23 ★★★★
• My Girl: 1st kiss Wicked Nights 6/7 ★★★★
• The Notebook: rain Against the Storm 6/22 ★★★
• One Day: Dying to Meet You 7/6 ★★★★
• Safe Haven: A Sheetcake Named Desire 6/24 ★★★
• Say Anything: Miss Rumphius 6/21 ★★★★
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Beach Girls 6/23 ★★★
• Summer Catch: Blue Bloods 6/2 ★★★
• The Wackness: Spider's Bite 6/9 ★★★★
• A Walk to Remember: Wedding Night 6/2 ★★
• Wet Hot American Summer: Heidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! 7/6 ★★★★
• When in Rome: Hexbound 7/11 ★★★★
Hellforged (Deadtown, #2) by Nancy Holzner Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep The Ghost and the Graveyard (Knight Games, #1) by Genevieve Jack Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #17) by Nancy Atherton Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1) by Gena Showalter One Snowy Night Before Christmas by Pamela Fryer Safe Harbor (Provincetown Tales, #1) by Radclyffe A Sheetcake Named Desire (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #1) by Jacklyn Brady Beach Girls by Luanne Rice Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Heidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! by Wanda Coven The Beach House by Jane Green Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road, #1) by Kate Klise Fair Game by Josh Lanyon Hexbound (Dark Elite, #2) by Chloe Neill


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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 5749 comments I'm in for this challenge :)
I think I'm gonna go for level Summer heat, boy and girl meet 16-20 books.

Summer Romance Reading Challenge
Level: Summer heat, boy and girl meet 16-20 books
Duration: 06/01/14 - 08/31/14
Books Completed: 20/20

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Spell Out Challenge

T:
Taming the Wolf 6/21/14
A: Angels' Blood 6/30/14
L: Lily's Cowboys 6/11/14
L: Loyalty in Death 6/19/14

D: Dark Lover 6/9/14
A: Elizabeth Adler/ Meet Me in Venice 6/16/14
R: Karen Rose/ You Belong to Me 7/18/14
K: Kylie Scott/ Play 7/2/14

A: Archer's Voice 8/14
N: Nora Roberts/ High Noon 7/11/14
D: (The) Darkest Night 7/16/14

D: Darkness Awakened 7/19/14
A: Mitch Albom/ Have a Little Faith: a True Story 7/20/14
N: Nicholas Sparks/ The Longest Ride 7/28
G: Guilty Pleasures 6/10/14
E: Esmeralda Santiago/ When I Was Puerto Rican 6/15/14
R: Rebecca Zanetti/ Forgotten Sins 6/27/14
O: Officer off Limits 6/13/14
U: Up to Me 6/20/14
S: Susan Fanetti/ Move the Sun 6/8/14


Taming the Wolf (Anna Avery, #1) by Stephanie Nelson Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Lily's Cowboys (Heaven Sent, #1) by S.E. Smith Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler High Noon by Nora Roberts Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Officer Off Limits (Line of Duty, #3) by Tessa Bailey Up to Me (The Bad Boys, #2) by M. Leighton Move the Sun (Signal Bend, #1) by Susan Fanetti You Belong to Me (Romantic Suspense #12) by Karen Rose Darkness Awakened (Order of the Blade #1) by Stephanie Rowe The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter Have a Little Faith a True Story by Mitch Albom The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan


message 43: by Karen ♐ (last edited Aug 20, 2014 10:36PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1373 comments Since my husband and I met in the summer, our song was "Happy Together". (Many years ago, lol) So, I'm going to spell that one out.

Summer Romance Reading Challenge
Level: Summer fling, don't mean a thing 1-15 books
Duration: 06/01/14 - 08/31/14
Books Completed: 13/13
Spell Out Challenge


✔H - Heated 8/8/14
✔A - Alice Clayton Rusty Nailed 7/15/14
✔P - S.T. Prussing Letting Go 7/4/14
✔P - Pepper Winters Destroyed 7/30/14
✔Y - Sabrina York Smoking Holt 8/2/14

✔T - Twisted Together 6/6/14
✔O - Outlander 8/13/14
✔G - Nancy Gideon Masked by Moonlight 8/19/14
✔E - Yes to Everything 6/17/14
✔T - Double Time 6/3/14
✔H - Hillbilly Rockstar 8/7/14
✔E - Lover Eternal 8/21/14
✔R - Aurora Rose Reynolds - Until November 6/12/14

Heated (Most Wanted, #2) by J. Kenner Rusty Nailed (Cocktail, #2) by Alice Clayton Letting Go (Letting Go, #1) by S.T. Prussing Destroyed by Pepper Winters Smoking Holt (Tryst Island, #3) by Sabrina York Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark, #3) by Pepper Winters Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Masked by Moonlight (Moonlight, #1) by Nancy Gideon Yes to Everything by Shayne McClendon Double Time (Sinners on Tour, #5) by Olivia Cunning Hillbilly Rockstar (Blacktop Cowboys, #6) by Lorelei James Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Until November (Until, #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds


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Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, Carmen and Karen ♐!


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Leslie Hayden (lylasmom) | 113 comments 1. summer location - the cottage on juniper ridge by sheila roberts


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AndaM | 168 comments Monthly/Seasonal Challenges > A Summer Romance Reading Challenge

Duration: June 1st to August 31st

SUMMER LOVE MOVIES - Note: The main couple or characters for these 25 movies – all set during summertime – are listed after the category criteria. So, you may also read any book with a character that has any one of those names. The book does NOT have to be a Romance.

• (500) Days of Summer: Read a book with a nonlinear narrative (i.e. out of chronological order; parallel distinctive plot lines; dream immersions; narrating another story inside the main plot-line). Or where one of the character works as an architect. Or has a seasonal name (e.g. Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, Autumn). Or one that is 500 pages or greater.
Couples’ Names: Tom & Summer.
• Adventureland: Read a book where someone attends an amusement park. Or is set in Pennsylvania. Or the main character is a journalist.
Couples’ Names: James & Emily – AKA “Em.”
• American Pie 2: Read a book set in Michigan, or anywhere there is a lake. Or someone attends Band Camp. Or book with a red, white, & blue cover. Or is the second book in a series.
Couples’ Names: Jim & Michelle; Oz & Heather; Kevin & Vicky; Sherman & Nadia.
• Beach Party: Read a book with a beach on the cover. Or where someone rents a beach house. Or someone is in a motorcycle gang. Or someone is an anthropologist.
Couples’ Names: Frankie & Dolores; Robert & Marianne.
• Blue Crush: Read a book with a blue cover or ocean waves. Or is set in Hawaii. Or where the heroine is a surfer.
Couples’ Names: Matt & Anne Marie.
• Charlie St. Cloud: Read a book set in the Pacific Northwest. Or with clouds on the cover. Or where a main character communicates with someone in the afterlife.
Couples’ Names: Charlie & Tess.
• Dear John: Read a book where there is an exchange of letters, e-mails, or texting.
Couples’ Names: John & Savannah.
• Dirty Dancing: Read a book set at a summer resort. Or goes on vacation with their family. Or where someone takes dance lessons. Or is set or published in the 1960s.
Couples’ Names: Johnny & Frances – AKA “Baby.”
• Gidget: Read a story where the heroine is a tomboy. Or there is a moon on the cover. Or is set or published in the 1950s.
Couples’ Names: Jeffrey – AKA “Moondoggie” & Frances – AKA “Gidget.”
• Grease: - Read a book with a car or lightening on the cover. Or is set in high school. Or a character has a make-over.
Couples’ Names: Danny & Sandy.
• The Last Song: Read a book where someone plays the piano or with a bookcover that has musical notes on the cover. Or where a character has issues with their father. Or is set in Georgia. (view spoiler)
Couples’ Names: Will & Veronica – AKA “Ronnie.”
• Letters to Juliet: Read a book where someone tries to undercover secrets from the long ago past. Or is set in Italy.
Couples’ Names: Lorenzo & Claire; Charlie & Sophie.
• Little Darlings: Read a book where rivals make a bet of some kind. Or one with a storyline that follows two couples.
Couples’ Names: Gary & Ferris; Randy & Angel.
• Mamma Mia: Read a book where someone finds their birth parent(s). Or is set in Greece.
Couples’ Names: Sam, Harry, Bill & Donna; Sky & Sophie.
• My Girl: Read a book where a child is one of the main characters. Or is set in a funeral parlor. Or someone is kissed for the first time. Or is set or published in the 1970s.
Couples’ Names: Thomas & Vada.
• The Notebook: Read a book where a couple comes from opposite sides of the tracks. Or where someone goes off to war. Or where rain is depicted on the cover. Or someone kisses in the rain! Or is set in North Carolina. Or is set or published in the 1940’s.
Couples’ Names: Noah & Allie.
• One Day: Read a book that spans many years, decades even. Or is set during July. Or takes place all within 24 hours.
Couples’ Names: Dexter & Emma.
• Safe Haven: Read a book with a cover showing a knife on the cover. Or where neighbors fall in love. Or where the main character is a waitress.
Couples’ Names: Alex & Katie – AKA Erin.
• Say Anything: Read a book set in Seattle, Washington. Or where one of the characters is their school’s valedictorian. Or is into kickboxing. Or is set or published in the 1980s.
Couples’ Names: Lloyd & Diane.
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Read any chick-lit genre book or “sisterhood is powerful” themed book. Or book that shows jeans or denim on the cover. (Example: listopia’s Blue Jeans.)
The movies changed the couple relationships from what is in the book,
so we’ll go with the main character names: Lena, Tibby, Carmen, & Bridget.
• Summer Catch: Read a book with a “Romeo and Juliet” theme. Or is set or published in the 2000s.
Couples’ Names: Tenley & Ryan.
• The Wackness: Read a humorous book. Or read a book where someone does something illegal to make money. Or is set or published in the 1990s.
Couples’ Names: Luke & Stephanie.
• A Walk to Remember: Read a book where someone is involved with their Drama Club’s musical. Or someone has leukemia. Or a couple is depicted walking together on the cover.
Couples’ Names: Clay & Jamie.
• Wet Hot American Summer: Read a book set in a summer camp. Or there is a talent show. Or has the words “wet” or “hot” in the title.
Couples’ Names: Henry & Beth; Coop & Katie.
• When in Rome: Read a book where someone goes attends a wedding or goes to Rome. Or is set or published in the 2010s.
Couples’ Names: Nicholas & Beth.


message 47: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25969 comments Welcome to the challenge, AndaM!


message 48: by Poongothai (last edited Jul 02, 2014 12:10AM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 565 comments Duration: June 1st to August 31st

Levels of Play:

♡ Summer heat, boy and girl meet ♡ :16 to 20 Books



1. Summer Location
Choose the perfect location for your romance.
Read a book that is set in that location, or from a local author. Or use book covers or titles.
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber

2. Summer Lovers
Who's going to live a Summer Romance? Do you have a favorite book couple? Or some favorite characters that you want to see together? Or do you prefer to create your ideal couple? Tell us who (or how) your Summer Lovers will be using one of the two options:
Option 1: Choose/Match your Favorite Book Couple:Read books with a favorite couple. Or, create your own favorite couple reading corresponding books.
Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6) by Elizabeth Hoyt - Maximus Batten and Artemis Greaves


3. How they met
Was it love at first sight? Did they hate each other? Or did they just tripped over each others feet?
Read a book that has one of the situations of their first encounter. Or use Book Covers or Titles.
To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer

4. First Date
How was their first date? Magical? Dinner and a movie? A long walk on the beach? Time to let us know.
Step 1:Using book titles, create a story or a paragraph telling the perfect first date for your summer romance.

Step 2:Read the books used on step 1.

Example:
When All the World Sleeps the Dark Lover knocks on her window. After the first Shock of surprise, she quietly slips down the balcony to meet him. Without a word they walk down The Beach Road to meet their goal: a blanket near the Fire and The Picnic Basket. They sit there, Looking at the Stars and waiting for the Sunrise. It was Simple Perfection.

5. Summer Days & Nights
The summer romance days are spend playing at the beach, playing with friends, hiking, canoeing, having fun together, while the nights are spend around a fire or watching the stars, or just being romantic. Every single summer romance has at least a sunrise or sunset watching. Read two books, one for your summer days and other for the summer nights.
Examples:
Beach Party & Around the Peat-Fire

6. How hot was the romance?
Read a book that represents the "temperature" of the romance. From a young adult romance - sweet and innocent... to a more steamier one. Or opt for the spell-it-out version, with W.A.R.M. or S.I.Z.Z.L.I.N.G. for example.
One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club, #1) by Tessa Dare Hot

7. Every couple needs a song
Tell us the song of your Summer Romance. Read books that relate to it - words in title or in book - or use the spell-it-out option.
Example:
Song: "When You Say Nothing at All"
book: Don't Breathe a Word

8. Summer Romance Movie
The inspiration for this challenge was the song Summer Nights from the movie Grease. Choose your favorite summer movie and read books that fit. Instructions are on message #2

9. Favorite Memories
When you think of your summer romance which memories you treasure best? Read books which cover depicts your favorite memories.
Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle Finding Perfect (Fool's Gold, #3) by Susan Mallery

10. Will you write?
Most Summer Romances come to an end. Choose books that have words meaning "end" or "good bye" in the title. or that have letters or other type of messages on the cover.


message 49: by Poongothai (last edited Jul 02, 2014 12:13AM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 565 comments SUMMER LOVE MOVIES - Note: The main couple or characters for these 25 movies – all set during summertime – are listed after the category criteria. So, you may also read any book with a character that has any one of those names. The book does NOT have to be a Romance.

• (500) Days of Summer: Read a book with a nonlinear narrative (i.e. out of chronological order; parallel distinctive plot lines; dream immersions; narrating another story inside the main plot-line). Or where one of the character works as an architect. Or has a seasonal name (e.g. Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, Autumn). Or one that is 500 pages or greater.
Couples’ Names: Tom & Summer.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
• Adventureland:Read a book where someone attends an amusement park. Or is set in Pennsylvania. Or the main character is a journalist.
Couples’ Names: James & Emily – AKA “Em.”
• American Pie 2: Read a book set in Michigan, or anywhere there is a lake. Or someone attends Band Camp. Or book with a red, white, & blue cover. Or is the second book in a series.
Couples’ Names: Jim & Michelle; Oz & Heather; Kevin & Vicky; Sherman & Nadia.
• Beach Party: Read a book with a beach on the cover. Or where someone rents a beach house. Or someone is in a motorcycle gang. Or someone is an anthropologist.
Couples’ Names: Frankie & Dolores; Robert & Marianne.
• Blue Crush:Read a book with a blue cover or ocean waves. Or is set in Hawaii. Or where the heroine is a surfer.
Couples’ Names: Matt & Anne Marie.
• Charlie St. Cloud: Read a book set in the Pacific Northwest. Or with clouds on the cover. Or where a main character communicates with someone in the afterlife.
Couples’ Names: Charlie & Tess.
• Dear John:Read a book where there is an exchange of letters, e-mails, or texting.
Couples’ Names: John & Savannah.
• Dirty Dancing:Read a book set at a summer resort. Or goes on vacation with their family. Or where someone takes dance lessons. Or is set or published in the 1960s.
Couples’ Names: Johnny & Frances – AKA “Baby.”
• Gidget:Read a story where the heroine is a tomboy. Or there is a moon on the cover. Or is set or published in the 1950s.
Couples’ Names: Jeffrey – AKA “Moondoggie” & Frances – AKA “Gidget.”
• Grease: - Read a book with a car or lightening on the cover. Or is set in high school. Or a character has a make-over.
Couples’ Names: Danny & Sandy.
• The Last Song: Read a book where someone plays the piano or with a bookcover that has musical notes on the cover. Or where a character has issues with their father. Or is set in Georgia. (view spoiler)
Couples’ Names: Will & Veronica – AKA “Ronnie.”
• Letters to Juliet: Read a book where someone tries to undercover secrets from the long ago past. Or is set in Italy.
Couples’ Names: Lorenzo & Claire; Charlie & Sophie.
• Little Darlings:Read a book where rivals make a bet of some kind. Or one with a storyline that follows two couples.
Couples’ Names: Gary & Ferris; Randy & Angel.
• Mamma Mia: Read a book where someone finds their birth parent(s). Or is set in Greece.
Couples’ Names: Sam, Harry, Bill & Donna; Sky & Sophie.
• My Girl:Read a book where a child is one of the main characters. Or is set in a funeral parlor. Or someone is kissed for the first time. Or is set or published in the 1970s.
Couples’ Names: Thomas & Vada.
• The Notebook:Read a book where a couple comes from opposite sides of the tracks. Or where someone goes off to war. Or where rain is depicted on the cover. Or someone kisses in the rain! Or is set in North Carolina. Or is set or published in the 1940’s.
Couples’ Names: Noah & Allie.
• One Day: Read a book that spans many years, decades even. Or is set during July. Or takes place all within 24 hours.
Couples’ Names: Dexter & Emma.
• Safe Haven:Read a book with a cover showing a knife on the cover. Or where neighbors fall in love. Or where the main character is a waitress.
Couples’ Names: Alex & Katie – AKA Erin.
• Say Anything:Read a book set in Seattle, Washington. Or where one of the characters is their school’s valedictorian. Or is into kickboxing. Or is set or published in the 1980s.
Couples’ Names: Lloyd & Diane.
• The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants:Read any chick-lit genre book or “sisterhood is powerful” themed book. Or book that shows jeans or denim on the cover. (Example: listopia’s Blue Jeans.)
The movies changed the couple relationships from what is in the book,
so we’ll go with the main character names: Lena, Tibby, Carmen, & Bridget.
• Summer Catch:Read a book with a “Romeo and Juliet” theme. Or is set or published in the 2000s.
Couples’ Names: Tenley & Ryan.
• The Wackness:Read a humorous book. Or read a book where someone does something illegal to make money. Or is set or published in the 1990s.
Couples’ Names: Luke & Stephanie.
• A Walk to Remember: Read a book where someone is involved with their Drama Club’s musical. Or someone has leukemia. Or a couple is depicted walking together on the cover.
Couples’ Names: Clay & Jamie.
• Wet Hot American Summer: Read a book set in a summer camp. Or there is a talent show. Or has the words “wet” or “hot” in the title.
Couples’ Names: Henry & Beth; Coop & Katie.
• When in Rome: Read a book where someone goes attends a wedding or goes to Rome. Or is set or published in the 2010s.
Couples’ Names: Nicholas & Beth.


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