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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 04, 2017 03:14AM) (new)

This challenge has been adapted from Dawn (Kat N Hat)'s "Olympic Challenge 2012"

description

With the 2016 Rio Olympics about to start what better time to update this challenge from 2012.

Duration: 3 months from your start date

Directions: Pick your level and complete that many tasks in each category.

Levels:

description Bronze Medal: 1-2 tasks per category
description Silver Medal: 3-4 tasks per category
description Gold Medal: 5+ tasks per category


RULES

*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please see TLC Standard Challenge Rules for further details.

TASKS

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

BRAZIL
CEREMONY
GAMES
MEDAL
OLYMPICS
RELAY
RIO
SPORTS
TORCH
WINNER

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 13, 2016 09:33AM) (new)

Start date: 25/7/16
Duration: 3 months
Level: Gold (5+ per category)
Progress: 15/15
Date completed: 13/10/16


Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded) (5/5)

BRAZIL
B - Becoming Zara - Lillianna Blake (27/7/16)
R - Disclaimer - Renee Knight (27/7/16)
A - Alpha - Jasinda Wilder (28/7/16)
Z - The Korean Word For Butterfly - Jamie Zerndt (14/9/16)
I - Diamonds Are Forever - Ian Fleming (13/10/16)
L - What Stays in Vegas - Beth Labonte (27/8/16)

CEREMONY

GAMES
G - A Game for All the Family - Sophie Hannah (25/8/16)
A - X Y Z: A Detective Story - Anna Katharine Green (25/8/16)
M - Beloved - Toni Morrison (23/8/16)
E - Elizabeth Is Missing - Emma Healey (24/8/16)
S - Skin And Bone - Kathryn Fox (16/8/16)

MEDAL
M - A Proper Family Holiday - Chrissie Manby (3/8/16)
E - Darkest Fear - Ethan Cross (26/7/16)
D - Don't Look Back - Laura Lippman (6/8/16)
A - The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle (12/8/16)
L - No Safe House - Linwood Barclay (27/8/16)

OLYMPICS
RELAY
RIO

SPORTS
S - What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge (7/8/16)
P - Paradise Cove - Patrice Wilton (22/8/16)
O - The Wizard Of Dark Street - Shawn Thomas Odyssey (10/10/16)
R - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K Rowling (4/9/16)
T - The Teacher - Katerina Diamond (18/8/16)
S - Death by Deceit - Jaden Skye (6/8/16)

TORCH
T - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (4/8/16)
O - The Other Daughter - Lisa Gardner (5/8/16)
R - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K Rowling (3/9/16)
C - The Lie - C.L Taylor (31/7/16)
H - Lucy Blue, Where Are You? - Louise Harwood (9/8/16)

WINNER

Category 2: Events (5/5)

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
*Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Seven Sunny Days - Chris Manby (2/8/16)
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
*Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis (13/8/16)
*Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
The Lost Daughter - Diane Chamberlain (8/8/16) - (522 pgs)
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
*Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
The Dam Busters - Paul Brickhill (30/7/16) - The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill
*Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Discovery of an Eagle - Grace Mattioli (30/7/16) - Greco Family Trilogy #2
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad (5/5)

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series
The Cruellest Month - Louise Penny (15/8/16) - Inspector Gamache #3
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own.
Broken Promise - Linwood Barclay (11/8/16) - USA
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Jet - Russell Blake (11/8/16) - Israel, Venezuela, Belize, USA, Monaco
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask - Darlene Foster (1/8/16) - Canada
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016. - Fool Me Once - Harlan Coben (29/7/16)
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


message 3: by Joann (last edited Oct 14, 2016 01:10PM) (new)

Joann | 1176 comments I'm an Olympics junkie so really excited to see an Olympic themed challenge!

Duration: 3 months from your start date
Directions: Pick your level and complete that many tasks in each category.
Each book may only be used for one task or letter.
All genres/formats are fine. Re-reads are OK. No page minimum.

Going to go for the Gold Medal: 5+ tasks per category

Progress: 37 / 37

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

G Gudenkauf These Things Hidden
A Alice Ley - The Jewelled Snuff Box
M Miller - Vintage Home: Using 20th-century Design in the Contemporary Home
E Engaged in Death
S Second Grave on the Left

M Maisie Dobbs
E The Edge of Lost
D Diane Chamberlain - The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
A As Death Draws Near
L The Little Flower Shop by the Sea

O - The One-in-a-Million Boy
L Life Is Good: The Book
Y - Your Perfect Life
M My Name Is Lucy Barton
P Poe - The Raven / The Masque of the Red Death / The Cask of Amontillado
I An Inquiry Into Love and Death
C Camden Against the Tide
S Smucker Underground to Canada

R Ray Bradbury The Halloween Tree
I Ireland - Wouldn't It Be Deadly
O - Octavia Butler - Kindred

S St. James The Haunting of Maddy Clare
P P.D. James - An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
O On Folly Beach
R REID - After I Do
T Tasha Alexander - And Only to Deceive
S Still Life

Category 2: Events - 5 completed

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow. Outlander
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach. Summer by the Sea
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place. Flowers in the Snow
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat. Sea Change
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover The Sweetness of Forgetting  by Kristin Harmel

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad - 5 completed

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series. The House on Tradd Street
Read a book that is set in multiple countries. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own. And the Mountains Echoed
Read a book published in 2016.The Nest
Read a book set in summer. The Beach Club


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to the challenge Joann. Have fun!


message 5: by Barbara ★ (last edited Nov 01, 2016 06:13PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2446 comments I'm going for the GOLD.
Gold Medal: 5+ tasks per category

READ: 15/15

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles ~ COMPLETE!

✔BRAZIL
B: Bound by Flame - Anne Windsor 8/10
R: The Ridge - Michael Koryta 8/8
A: About a Vampire - Lynsay Sands 8/11
Z: Zero Hour - Clive Cussler 8/6
I: It's a Wonderful Wife - Janet Chapman 8/13
L: Lawless - T.M. Frazier 8/12

✔MEDAL
M: Marked in Flesh - Anne Bishop 8/7
E: Known - Kendra Elliot 8/6
D: Dead Heat - Patricia Briggs 8/5
A: Dead Heat - Allison Brennan 8/27
L: The Mane Squeeze - Shelly Laurenston 8/20

✔OLYMPICS
O: Of Silk and Steam - Bec McMaster 8/20
L: Easter Bunny Murder - Leslie Meier 9/8
Y: The Curse of the Wendigo - Rick Yancey 9/5
M: Fortune's Fool - Mercedes Lackey 8/28
P: Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong 8/2
I: If the Slipper Fits - Olivia Drake 9/5
C: Changes - Jim Butcher 8/24
S: Hot Pursuit - Suzanne Brockmann 8/25

✔RELAY
R: Runaway Vampire - Lynsay Sands 8/30
E: Edge of Sight - Roxanne St. Claire 9/9
L: Ghoul Interrupted - Victoria Laurie 9/15
A: The Perfect Stranger - Alison Kent 8/27
Y: The Isle of Blood - Rick Yancey 9/13

✔WINNER
W: With Extreme Pleasure - Allison Kent 8/20
I: Blood Game - Iris Johansen 9/17
N: Night Watch - Linda Fairstein 8/28
N: Not Quite a Wife - Mary Jo Putney 10/28
E: Matthew - Emma Lang 9/17
R: Brotherhood in Death - J.D. Robb 9/29


Category 2: Events ~ COMPLETE!

✔Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
The Ultimate Treasure - Heather Graham 8/13

✔Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Dark Passage - M.J. Putney 8/15

✔Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Born of Betrayal - Sherrilyn Kenyon (512 pages) 8/18

✔Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
The Sea of Trolls - Nancy Farmer (Viking raids from longships) 8/3

✔Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls - Victoria Laurie 8/14
The Ultimate Treasure by Heather Graham Dark Passage (Dark Mirror, #2) by Mary Jo Putney Born of Betrayal (The League #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls, #1) by Nancy Farmer Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5) by Victoria Laurie

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad ~ COMPLETE!

✔Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Thirty and a Half Excuses - Denise Grover Swank (#3 in series)8/6

✔Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own.
Stone Cold Lover - Christine Warren (Montreal, Canada) 8/16

✔Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble - H.P. Mallory (USA and Europe) 9/17

✔Read a book published in 2016.
Paper and Fire - Rachel Caine (pub July 5, 2016) 8/14

✔Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.
Born of Legend - Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/9

Thirty and a Half Excuses (Rose Gardner Mystery #3) by Denise Grover Swank Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles, #2) by Christine Warren Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins, #1) by H.P. Mallory Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine Born of Legend (The League, #9) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome Barbara. Good luck :)


message 7: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Jul 26, 2016 01:14PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 173 comments Going for the Gold!!

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

BRAZIL
CEREMONY
GAMES
MEDAL
OLYMPICS
RELAY
RIO
SPORTS
TORCH
WINNER

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to the challenge Sallie :)


message 9: by JoAnne (last edited Oct 10, 2016 09:35AM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1061 comments Beginning August 5 - start of the Olympics
Duration - 8/5 - 11/4/16
Read 15/15 FINALLY FINISHED

Level: Bronze Medal: 1-2 tasks per category

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

M My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis 8/9/16 4stars
E Ever After (Love to the Rescue #3) by Rachel Lacey 8/10/16 4stars
D Dorothy Wiley - Love's New Beginning (Wilderness Hearts Romance #1) 8/17/16 5stars
A Amy Vastine - The Girl He Used to Love (Grace Note Records #1) 8/6/16 5stars
L Lanigan, Catherine - Sophie's Path (Shores of Indian Lake #6) 8/11/16 4stars
My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge, #2) by Jill Shalvis Ever After (Love to the Rescue, #3) by Rachel Lacey Love's New Beginning (Wilderness Hearts Romance #1) by Dorothy Wiley The Girl He Used to Love by Amy Vastine Sophie's Path (Shores of Indian Lake) by Catherine Lanigan

S Sunshine Creek Vineyard #1 - A Better Man by Candis Terry 8/5/16 4stars
P Pamela Tracy - Heart of a Hero in the anthology A Heartwarming Thanksgiving by Kate James, Jennifer Snow, Rula Sinara), Cari Lynn Web, Tara Taylor Quinn, Amy Vastine, Carol Ross, Leigh Riker, Melinda Curtis, Sophia Sasson, Liz Faherty, Pamela Tracy, Karen Rock 10/10/16 4stars
O One Hot Summer (One and Only Texas #1) by Melissa Cutler 8/15/16 4stars
R Rachel Hauck - The Wedding Dress 8/13/16 4stars
T The Texas Takedown by Kathryn Brocato 8/7/16 4stars
S (The) Summer of Me by Angela Benson 8/8/16 4stars
A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, #1) by Candis Terry A Heartwarming Thanksgiving by Kate James One Hot Summer (One and Only Texas, #1) by Melissa Cutler The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck The Texas Takedown by Kathryn Brocato The Summer of Me by Angela Benson


Category 2: Events Read 2/2 DONE!

Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Her Enemy at the Altar by Virginia Heath Her Enemy at the Altar by Virginia Heath 8/5/16 4stars IAaron and Connie and her brother ride)

Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge, #1) by Jill Shalvis Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge #1) by Jill Shalvis 8/8/16 4stars


Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad Read 2/2 DONE!

Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
The Rebel's Return (Red River, #4) by Victoria James The Rebel's Return (Red River, #4) by Victoria James 8/18/16 4stars (Canada - near Toronto)

Read a book published in 2016.
The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson , Sharla Lovelace 8/16/16 4stars (August 30, 2016)


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome JoAnne :)


message 11: by ❀~Amy~❀ (last edited Oct 30, 2016 05:51PM) (new)

❀~Amy~❀ (ajpayne75) | 145 comments 2016 Olympics Challenge
Level:
Gold (5+ task per category)
8/2/16 - 11/1/16

35 Read

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

G - Gisby, Annette ~ The Prince's Guard ~ 8/27/16 ~ ★★1/2
A - Absinthe of Malice ~ 8/26/16 ~ ★★★★1/2
M - Mercy Celeste ~ Bootleg Diva: Confessions of a Quarterback Princess by Levi Brody ~ 8/24/16 ~ ★★★★
E - Eli Easton ~ How to Wish Upon a Star ~ 8/19/16 ~ ★★★★
S - Smoky Glimpses ~ 8/27/16 ~ ★★★★


M - Mary Calmes ~ Just Desserts ~ 8/12/16 ~ ★★★
E - Emma Chase ~ Tamed ~ 8/13/16 ~ ★★★1/2
D - Dirty Kiss ~ 8/25/16 ~ ★★★★★
A - Amanda Usen ~ Seducing the Playboy ~ 8/28/16 ~ ★★★★
L - Leigh, Garrett ~ Misfits ~ 8/14/16 ~ ★★★★★


R - The Return ~ 8/31/16 ~ ★★★★
E - Ezrabet Bishop ~ Heart's Protector ~ 8/15/16 ~ ★★★
L - Last Man Standing ~ 8/31/16 ~ ★★★
A - Amelia Rae ~ Taken by His Best Friend: A Yaoi Romance ~ 8/29/16 ~ ★★★
Y - York, Sara ~ Bonded ~ 10/29/16 ~ ★★★


R - Rae, Amelita ~ The Good Doctor: A Yaoi Short ~ 9/6/16 ~ ★★
I - Indra Vaughn ~ Genie in a Beanie ~ 9/20/16 ~ ★★★
O - O'Shea, M.J. ~ Just Like Heaven ~ 10/28/16 ~ ★★★


T - Tough Love ~ 8/16/16 ~ ★★★★★
O - Out of Nowhere ~ 9/10/16 ~ ★★
R - Robert, Katee ~ His Lover to Protect ~ 8/21/16 ~ ★★
C - Cade, Kenzie & Piper Vaughn ~ Prickly By Nature ~ 8/12/16 ~ ★★★★★
H - Heidi Cullinan ~ The Twelve Days of Randy ~ 9/4/16 ~ ★★★★


Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place. Double Shot ~ 9/2/16 ~ ★★
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story. Quinn's Need ~ 8/3/16 ~ ★★★
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages. Take Me On ~ 9/9/16 ~ ★★★★
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover The Night Belongs to Fireman ~ 8/30/16 ~ ★★★★
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy. Falling for His Best Friend ~ 8/6/16 ~ ★★★★
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out. Wand-Losing & Other Things You Shouldn't Be Doing ~ 8/10/16 ~ ★★

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series. Good For You ~ 8/11/16 ~ ★★★★
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. The Bride Says No ~ 8/29/16 ~ ★★★
Read a book that is set in multiple countries. Guns n' Boys: He Is Poison ~ 8/9/16 ~ ★
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete. The Power ~ 9/9/16 ~ ★★★★★
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016. The Queen & the Homo Jock King ~ 8/8/16 ~ ★★★★
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda ~ 9/3/16 ~ ★★★★★


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to the challenge Amy!


message 13: by Alyssa (last edited Oct 27, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

Alyssa Stricklin | 11 comments 2016 Olympics Challenge
Level: Aiming for bronze, but we'll see.
8/5/16 - 11/4/16



Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

BRAZIL
CEREMONY
GAMES
MEDAL
OLYMPICS
RELAY
RIO
SPORTS
T
O
R Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia (10/22-10/26)
C The Crucible by Arthur Miller (8/11/16-8/22/16)
H - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling (8/5/16-8/6/16)
WINNER

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (8/12/16-10/2/16, I set it down a few chapters in because of school and then came back to it.)
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy. The Asylum Novellas: The Scarlets / The Bone Artists / The Warden by Madeleine Roux (October 2 - 22, 2016) (I'm not quite sure if it quite counts, but it is a collection of three novellas related to the trilogy.)
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series. Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins (July 14 - August 23)
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own.
Read a book that is set in multiple countries. The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester(9/4/16-9/10/16)
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome Alyssa. Good luck!


message 15: by Someoneyouknow (last edited Oct 30, 2016 08:14AM) (new)

Someoneyouknow | 148 comments 2016 Olympics Challenge

Level: Bronze Medal
Duration: 11/08/16 - 11/11/16

Read: 12/12


Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

BRAZIL
CEREMONY
G - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - 12/10/16
A - Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie - 31/08/16
M - Murder Is Easy by Agatha Christie - 20/09/16
E - The Night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque - 26/10/16
S - The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents by H.G. Wells - 22/08/16
MEDAL
OLYMPICS
RELAY
R - Heaven Has No Favorites by Erich Maria Remarque - 17/10/16
I - The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells - 21/08/16
O - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - 30/10/16
SPORTS
TORCH
WINNER

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place - The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells - 16/08/16
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story - The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells - 27/08/16
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own.
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own - The Time Machine by H.G. Wells - 20/08/16
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer - The Long March by William Styron - 29/08/16
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to the challenge Someoneyouknow :)


message 17: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1690 comments TLC Olympics 2016 Challenge
8/1/16 ~ 10/31/16
Silver Medal: 3-4 tasks per category
0/? read



Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

BRAZIL
CEREMONY
GAMES
MEDAL
OLYMPICS
RELAY
RIO
SPORTS
TORCH
WINNER

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


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Welcome Melissa! Good luck :)


message 19: by Creative Caprice (last edited Nov 05, 2016 10:30PM) (new)

Creative Caprice | 103 comments 2016 Olympic Challenge
Duration: Aug 13/16-Nov 13/16
Level: Going for Bronze (1-2 tasks/category) but may try for Silver (3-4 tasks/category)

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

GAMES
G Death at the Café by Alison Golden 10/20/16 *** (GOLDEN)
A Murder on the Minneapolis by Anita Davison 10/07/16 **** (ANITA)
M Venom by Kristen Middleton 10/12/16 *** (MIDDLETON)
E Culinary Consequences Part 1 by Elizabeth Clarke 10/31/16 * (ELIZABETH)
S Spooky Followers by S.Y. Robins 10/28/16 ***

MEDAL
M- The Mystery of Nevermore by C.S. Poe 08/20/16 *****
E- Rose Boy by Michael-Scott Earle 09/30/16 ***** (EARLE)
D Dead Bolt by Juliet Blackwell 10/25/16 ****
A Pumpkintown Perils: A Cozy Mystery Collection by Aubrey Law 10/23/16 * (AUBREY)
L- Nidhöggr by M.L. Larson 09/29/16 (LARSON)

RIO
R Warm Food Cold Body by S.Y. Robins 10/31/16 ** (ROBINS)
I- I Remember My First Time: A Sword and Sorcery Story by Dylan Doose 09/30/16
O- First to Fall by Olivia Blake 09/29/16 *** (OLIVIA)

SPORTS
S Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell 10/31/16 ****
P Going Through the Notions by Cate Price 10/30/16 *** (PRICE)
O Owned By The Alien by Zena Zion 11/02/16 ***
R Rescued in the Night - Saved by my Bad Boy Neighbor Series Book 1: An Alpha Male Romance by Emily Dawn 10/31/16 **1/2
T Her Bodyguard: The SEAL by Liz Turner 11/03/16 *** (TURNER)
S Brown Bag Murder: A Hungry Hubcap Mystery by Evalynne Shaw 11/05/16 *** (SHAW)

TORCH
T
O- Olmec Obituary by L.J.M. Owen 09/07/16 ****
R- A Rake Reformed by Shirley Marks 08/22/16 **
C- Cat vs Human Fairy Tails by Yasmine Surovec 09/07/16 ***
H- Hunted on the Fens by Joy Ellis 08/27/16 *****

WINNER

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.

Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Yellowthread Street by William Marshall 08/25/16 ***

Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.

Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
The Curse of the Bridal Chamber by Hunter Murphy 09/18/16 **

Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Twelve Thrilling Tales by Rita Cheminais 11/02/16 ** Twelve Thrilling Tales by Rita Cheminais

Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Reckless in Rio by M.J. Summers 08/26/16 ***

Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.
Tempting the Biker: by Amber Burns 09/13/16 * Tempting the Biker (A Love Struck Bad Boys Romance) by Amber Burns

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.

Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List
The Misadventure of Sherlock Holmes by Giles Chanot 09/13/16 ** (Set in London)

Read a book that is set in multiple countries.

Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
The Dressing Table Murder by Cassandra Chan 08/30/16 ***

Read a book where a main character is an athlete.

Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Dating in the Apocalypse: Sarah: "The One" by Christopher John Chater 09/27/16 **** Dating in the Apocalypse Sarah "The One" by Christopher John Chater
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.

Read a book set in summer.
Hot For Heather by Caitlyn Lynch 09/07/16 ***

Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


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Good luck Caprice!


message 21: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 14, 2017 05:12PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1513 comments The Lost Challenges
2016 Olympics Challenge
Duration:
8/1/2017 - 10/31/2017

Progress: 30 out of 30

With the 2016 Rio Olympics about to start what better time to update this challenge from 2012.

Duration: 3 months from your start date

Directions: Pick your level and complete that many tasks in each category.

Each book may only be used for one task or letter.

All genres/formats are fine. Re-reads are OK. No page minimum.

Levels:

description Bronze Medal: 1-2 tasks per category
description Silver Medal: 3-4 tasks per category
description Gold Medal: 5+ tasks per category



Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

RIO
R: Rick Riordan; The Mark of Athena - ***** - 10/3/2017 - 586 Pages
I: In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind by Siobhan Gallagher - **** - 10/12/2017 - 160 Pages
O: George Orwell; 1984 - *** - 10/12/2017 - 328 Pages
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan In a Daze Work A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind by Siobhan Gallagher 1984 by George Orwell

GAMES
G: The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan - ***** - 10/11/2017 - 152 Pages
A: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - **** - 9/21/2017 - 316 Pages
M: MaryJanice Davidson; Undead and Unpopular - **** - 8/22/2017 - 286 Pages
E: Jennifer Estep; Poison - ***** - 8/7/2017 - 6 Pages
S: Spider's Bargain by Jennifer Estep - ***** - 8/7/2017 - 9 Pages
Poison (Elemental Assassin, #0.1) by Jennifer Estep Spider's Bargain (Elemental Assassin, #0.5) by Jennifer Estep Undead and Unpopular (Undead, #5) by MaryJanice Davidson Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister, #0.5) by Courtney Milan

TORCH
T: Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway - **** - 8/24/2017 - 295 Pages
O: Online Searching: A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively by Karen Markey - ***** - 8/5/2017 - 324 Pages
R: Rode Hard, Put Up Wet by Lorelei James - **** - 9/12/2017 - 300 Pages
C: P.C. Cast; Burned - ** - 9/11/2017 - 323 Pages
H: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie - **** - 8/2/2017 - 288 Pages
Online Searching A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively by Karen Markey How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Tall, Dark & Dead (Garnet Lacey, #1) by Tate Hallaway Burned (House of Night, #7) by P.C. Cast Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders, #2) by Lorelei James

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow:
A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Daniel Abraham - **** - 8/31/2017 - 240 Pages
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place:
Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep - ***** - 8/10/2017 - 395 Pages
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story:
Blood Magick by Nora Roberts - *** - 8/18/2017 - 304 Pages
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages:
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver - ***** - 9/25/2017 - 508 Pages
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat:
Across a Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham - **** - 8/30/2017 - 400 Pages
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover:
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman - ***** - 8/30/2017 - 96 Pages
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy:
End of Days by Susan Ee - *** - 9/5/2017 - 344 Pages
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out:
As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding - **** - 8/14/2017 - 432 Pages

Across a Moonlit Sea (Dante Pirates, #1) by Marsha Canham End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days, #3) by Susan Ee And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman A Game of Thrones The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Daniel Abraham Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep As Lie the Dead (Dreg City, #2) by Kelly Meding The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series:
Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones - *** - 8/4/2017 - 336 Pages - 1st in Series
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own - London:
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans - **** - 8/7/2017 - 283 Pages
Read a book that is set in multiple countries:
Lightning Strikes by V.C. Andrews - **** - 9/20/2017 - 384 Pages
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own:
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews - ***** - 9/7/2017 - 237 Pages - From Russia
Read a book where a main character is an athlete:
Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - ***** - 9/29/2017 - 400 Pages
Read an award winning book:
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts - ***** - 9/20/2017 - 138 Pages - Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2008)
Read a book published in 2016:
Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 by Ichigo Takano - ***** - 10/26/2017 - 384 Pages
Read a book set in summer:
Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts - ***** - 9/19/2017 - 437 Pages
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal:
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - ***** - 9/1/2017 - 315 Pages

Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles, #2) by Ilona Andrews Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts August Osage County by Tracy Letts Lightning Strikes (Hudson, #2) by V.C. Andrews Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Orange The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 by Ichigo Takano


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Good luck Suzanne :)


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No Hall of Fame Badges have been earned for this challenge at this point.

Please be sure to post and let me know when you complete so that I can award your badge!


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☘KathyD☘ | 28 comments Olympic Challenge 2016
July 1 – September 30, 2016

Level — Gold Medal (5+ tasks per category)
Completed — 77!

Category 1 — Spell-it-Out
Black, Shayla & Blake, Lexi — Their Virgin’s Secret – 7/6/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Robb, J.D. — Holiday in Death – 7/18/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
About That Night, Julie James – 7/22/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Zane’s Redemption, Tina Folsom – 8/23/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Ione, Larissa — Sin Undone – 7/8/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Lora Leigh — Tempting the Beast – 7/20/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Their Virgin's Secret (Masters of Ménage, #2) by Shayla Black Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb About That Night (FBI/US Attorney, #3) by Julie James Zane's Redemption (Scanguards Vampires, #5) by Tina Folsom Sin Undone (Demonica #5) by Larissa Ione Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1) by Lora Leigh

Christina Lauren — Beautiful Bitch – 7/29/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Evans, Katy — Manwhore – 7/2/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Roux, Abigail & Urban, Madeliene — Divide & Conquer – 7/11/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Eugene, Lisa — Grayson – 8/10/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Midnight in Death, J.D. Robb – 8/3/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
One for the Money, Jeaniene Frost – 7/3/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Nalini Singh — Rock Redemption – 7/11/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Young, Samantha — Moonlight on Nightingale Way – 7/18/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard, #1.5) by Christina Lauren Manwhore (Manwhore, #1) by Katy Evans Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux Grayson by Lisa Eugene Midnight in Death (In Death, #7.5) by J.D. Robb One for the Money by Jeaniene Frost Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss, #3) by Nalini Singh Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street, #6) by Samantha Young

Marissa Meyer — Scarlet – 8/29/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Ella Steeler — Secrets – 9/19/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Deadly Desires, Sydney Croft – 8/28/16 – ✮✮✮✰✰
Amy Tan — The Joy Luck Club – 8/26/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Lorelei James — Unraveled – 8/18/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Secrets (Secrets, #1) by Ella Steele Deadly Desires (Acro #1.5) by Sydney Croft The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Unraveled (Mastered, #3) by Lorelei James

Out Of Control, Shannon McKenna – 8/13/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Lena Hart — His Bedpost Queen – 7/14/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Young, Samantha — One King’s Way – 7/19/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
McGuire, Jamie — Beautiful Redemption – 9/22/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Perfection, R.L. Mathewson – 7/26/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Ione, Larissa — Eternal Rider – 9/8/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Cole, Tillie — Souls Unfractured – 9/9/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Stacey Kennedy — Freed – 7/16/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Out Of Control (McClouds & Friends #3) by Shannon McKenna His Bedpost Queen (Queen Quartette, #2) by Lena Hart One King's Way (On Dublin Street, #6.5) by Samantha Young Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, #2) by Jamie McGuire Perfection (Neighbor from Hell, #2) by R.L. Mathewson Eternal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #1, Demonica, #6) by Larissa Ione Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen, #3) by Tillie Cole Freed (Club Sin, #4) by Stacey Kennedy

Summer Knight, Jim Butcher – 9/2/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Protecting What’s His, Tessa Bailey – 7/14/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
One Grave at a Time, Jeaniene Frost – 9/6/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Robb, J.D. — Conspiracy in Death – 8/31/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Tonia Brown — Clockworks and Corsets – 8/14/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Shayla Black & Lexi Blake — Their Virgin Concubine – 8/28/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) by Jim Butcher Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1) by Tessa Bailey One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress #6) by Jeaniene Frost Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8) by J.D. Robb Clockworks and Corsets by Tonia Brown Their Virgin Concubine (Masters of Ménage, #3) by Shayla Black

Gena Showalter — The Darkest Angel – 8/10/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Abigail Roux — Stars & Stripes – 9/12/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Maya Banks — Colters’ Woman – 9/13/16 – ✮✮✮✰✰
Eve Langlais — Swan and the Bear, Eve Langlais – 9/18/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Sommerland, Bianca — Blind Pass – 8/24/16 – ✮✮✮✰✰
The Darkest Angel (Lords of the Underworld #4.5) by Gena Showalter Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run, #6) by Abigail Roux Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy, #1) by Maya Banks Swan and the Bear (Furry United Coalition, #2) by Eve Langlais

Reapers and Bastards Anthology, Joanna Wylde – 8/23/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Evans, Katy — Real – 8/10/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Lauren Blakely — Big Rock – 9/24/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
A.N. Roquelaure (aka Anne Rice) — The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty – 8/5/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Young, Samantha — Valentine – 7/4/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Reapers and Bastards Anthology (Reapers MC, #4.5) by Joanna Wylde Real (Real, #1) by Katy Evans Big Rock by Lauren Blakely The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, #1) by A.N. Roquelaure Valentine (On Dublin Street, #5.5) by Samantha Young

Robb, J.D. — Loyalty in Death, J.D. Robb – 9/27/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Italian Interlude, Crystal Jordan – 9/20/16 – ✮✮✮✰✰
Olivia Cunning — Wicked Beat – 7/24/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb Italian Interlude (Destination Desire, #2.5) by Crystal Jordan Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour, #4) by Olivia Cunning

Twisted, Callie Hart – 8/24/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Olivia Noble — Club Luxe 1: The Private Room – 9/28/16 – ✮✮✮✰✰
Rebecca Zanetti — Wicked Ride – 9/21/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Collateral, Callie Hart – 9/12/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Heart Recaptured, Tillie Cole – 8/21/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Twisted (Blood & Roses, #5) by Callie Hart Club Luxe 1 The Private Room (Billionaires Underground #1) by Olivia Noble Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Collateral (Blood & Roses, #6) by Callie Hart Heart Recaptured (Hades Hangmen, #2) by Tillie Cole

Wicked Fall, Sawyer Bennett – 8/2/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Indulge, Angela Graham – 9/28/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Need You Now, Lisa Renee Jones – 8/22/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Naked Edge, Pamela Clare – 9/26/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Enslaved by the Ocean, Bella Jewel – 9/28/16 – ✮✮✮✰✰
Rebecca Zanetti — Shadow Falling – 9/21/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse, #1) by Sawyer Bennett Indulge (Harmony, #0.5) by Angela Graham Need You Now (1001 Dark Nights) by Lisa Renee Jones Naked Edge (I-Team, #4) by Pamela Clare Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean, #1) by Bella Jewel Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome, #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

Category 2 — Events
archery ➔ character uses a bow and arrow
Broken Dove, Kristen Ashley – 7/30/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

beach volleyball ➔ set (at least in part) on a beach
Worth the Fall, Claudia Connor – 7/27/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

boxing ➔ features a fight
Dom Wars: Round One, Lucian Bane – 7/2/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

equestrian ➔ features a horse in the story
Rough, Raw, and Ready, Lorelei James – 7/5/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

modern pentathlon ➔ 500+–page book
Sweet Dreams, Kristen Ashley – 8/16/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

sailing ➔ set (at least in part) on a boat
Armed & Dangerous, Abigail Roux – 8/4/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

shooting ➔ firearm on the cover
Her Lone Wolf, Paige Tyler – 7/23/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

swimming ➔ water on the cover
For 100 Days, Lara Adrian – 8/5/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

triathlon ➔ part of a trilogy
Born to be Bound, Addison Cain – 8/8/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

weightlifting ➔ cover features a person who definitely works out
The Darkest Passion, Gena Showalter – 7/13/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Broken Dove (Fantasyland, #4) by Kristen Ashley Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, #1) by Claudia Connor Dom Wars Round One (Dom Wars, #1) by Lucian Bane Rough, Raw, and Ready (Rough Riders, #5) by Lorelei James Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain, #2) by Kristen Ashley Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run, #5) by Abigail Roux Her Lone Wolf (X-Ops, #2) by Paige Tyler For 100 Days (100 Series, #1) by Lara Adrian Born to be Bound (Alpha's Claim, #1) by Addison Cain The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld #5) by Gena Showalter

Category 3 — The XXXI Olympiad
first in a series
Beautiful Bastard (reread), Christina Lauren – 7/28/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

set in a recent host nation, that is not your own (London)
The Untamed MacKenzie, Jennifer Ashley – 8/19/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

set in multiple countries (US, England, Italy)
Gabriel’s Redemption, Sylvain Reynard – 8/26/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

author from a country different than your own
The Rebuilding Year, Kaje Harper – 9/24/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

main character is an athlete
Love, in English, Karina Halle – 9/6/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

flame on the cover
Mercury Striking, Rebecca Zanetti – 7/10/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

award winning book
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum – 7/22/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

published in 2016
Allegiance of Honor, Nalini Singh – 9/17/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

set in summer
Unexpected Rush, Jaci Burton – 7/31/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

deserves a gold medal
Sugar Rush, Sawyer Bennett – 9/16/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren The Untamed MacKenzie (MacKenzies & McBrides, #5.5) by Jennifer Ashley Gabriel's Redemption (Gabriel's Inferno, #3) by Sylvain Reynard The Rebuilding Year (The Rebuilding Year, #1) by Kaje Harper Love, in English (Love, in English, #1) by Karina Halle Mercury Striking (Scorpius Syndrome, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) by L. Frank Baum Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) by Nalini Singh Unexpected Rush (Play by Play, #11) by Jaci Burton Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl, #2) by Sawyer Bennett


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Wow Kathy! That's amazing!! Congratulations, you're our first medallist. I'll award you your 'Hall of Fame' badge as soon as I get a chance. :)

EDIT: Badge Awarded


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☘KathyD☘ | 28 comments Thanks Caroline! This was so much fun!


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JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1061 comments Finally finished on Post #9 - P was my issue


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Congratulations JoAnne!


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JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1061 comments Caroline wrote: "Congratulations JoAnne!"

Thanks!


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I'm done! Finding an I to finish off Brazil took ages!! Gold medal for me :)


message 31: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 12, 2017 06:46AM) (new)

I'm going to have another go at this but this time try and get the ones I missed last time around.

2016 Olympics - Part Two

START DATE: 14/10/16
DURATION: 3 months (13/1/17)
LEVEL: Gold
PROGRESS: 12/15
DATE COMPLETED: SILVER - 12/1/17



Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded) (4/5)

CEREMONY

OLYMPICS
O - The One You Love - Paul Pilkington (12/1/17)
L - Making Lemonade - Kate Langdon (31/10/16)
Y - A Yorkshire Christmas - Kate Hewitt (22/12/16)
M - The Alphabet Sisters - Monica McInerney (15/10/16)
P - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride - Kristen Painter (22/10/16)
I - I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge - Daniel Blythe (9/12/16)
C - Thanks for the Memories - Cecelia Ahern (21/11/16)
S - The Monogram Murders - Sophie Hannah (17/10/16)

RELAY
R - How (Not) to Kiss a Toad - Elizabeth A Reeves (17/11/16)
E - Every Three Hours - Chris Mooney (25/10/16)
L - The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux (8/11/16)
A - All the Blue-Eyed Angels - Jen Blood (23/10/16)
Y - You And Me, Always - Jill Mansell (11/11/16)

RIO
R - A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas - Rebecca Raisin (3/12/16)
I - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (24/11/16)
O - On Strike for Christmas - Sheila Roberts (2/12/16)

WINNER
W - The Traitor's Mark - D.K Wilson (16/11/16)
I - In The Blood - Jack Kerley (26/9/16)
N - The Wouldbegoods - E. Nesbit (19/11/16)
N - Nine Years Gone - Chris Culver (7/11/16)
E - The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova (19/10/16)
R - The Doll Maker - Richard Montanari (29/10/16)

Category 2: Events (4/5)

*Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis (4/11/16) - Jill
*Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Blood Brother - Jack Kerley (16/10/16) - Carson gets into a fight with a New York detective (pg 138)
*Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Love You Dead - Peter James (10/11/16) - Jodie & Rowley get married on a cruise ship
*Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Crime For Christmas - Richard Dalby (16/12/16) - Crime For Christmas by Richard Dalby

Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad (4/5)

Read a book where a main character is an athlete.

Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Liar Liar - M.J. Arlidge (12/11/16) - Liar Liar (Helen Grace, #4) by M.J. Arlidge (bottom right corner)
Read an award winning book.
Blacklands - Belinda Bauer (14/11/16) - CWA Gold Dagger Award 2010
Read a book set in summer.
The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks - James Anderson (4/11/16) - August
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (21/12/16)


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Joann | 1176 comments Finished with a gold medal.

Thanks for putting this together!!


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Congratulations Joann! Glad you enjoyed it :)


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Someoneyouknow | 148 comments Finished the challenge (post # 15)!


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Someoneyouknow | 148 comments Thanks, Caroline!


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❀~Amy~❀ (ajpayne75) | 145 comments ❀~Amy~❀ wrote: "2016 Olympics Challenge
Level: Gold (5+ task per category)
8/2/16 - 11/1/16

35 Read..."


All done!!


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Congratulations Amy!


message 39: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2446 comments All done.

READ: 15/15

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles ~ COMPLETE!

✔BRAZIL
B: Bound by Flame - Anne Windsor 8/10
R: The Ridge - Michael Koryta 8/8
A: About a Vampire - Lynsay Sands 8/11
Z: Zero Hour - Clive Cussler 8/6
I: It's a Wonderful Wife - Janet Chapman 8/13
L: Lawless - T.M. Frazier 8/12

✔MEDAL
M: Marked in Flesh - Anne Bishop 8/7
E: Known - Kendra Elliot 8/6
D: Dead Heat - Patricia Briggs 8/5
A: Dead Heat - Allison Brennan 8/27
L: The Mane Squeeze - Shelly Laurenston 8/20

✔OLYMPICS
O: Of Silk and Steam - Bec McMaster 8/20
L: Easter Bunny Murder - Leslie Meier 9/8
Y: The Curse of the Wendigo - Rick Yancey 9/5
M: Fortune's Fool - Mercedes Lackey 8/28
P: Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong 8/2
I: If the Slipper Fits - Olivia Drake 9/5
C: Changes - Jim Butcher 8/24
S: Hot Pursuit - Suzanne Brockmann 8/25

✔RELAY
R: Runaway Vampire - Lynsay Sands 8/30
E: Edge of Sight - Roxanne St. Claire 9/9
L: Ghoul Interrupted - Victoria Laurie 9/15
A: The Perfect Stranger - Alison Kent 8/27
Y: The Isle of Blood - Rick Yancey 9/13

✔WINNER
W: With Extreme Pleasure - Allison Kent 8/20
I: Blood Game - Iris Johansen 9/17
N: Night Watch - Linda Fairstein 8/28
N: Not Quite a Wife - Mary Jo Putney 10/28
E: Matthew - Emma Lang 9/17
R: Brotherhood in Death - J.D. Robb 9/29


Category 2: Events ~ COMPLETE!

✔Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
The Ultimate Treasure - Heather Graham 8/13

✔Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Dark Passage - M.J. Putney 8/15

✔Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Born of Betrayal - Sherrilyn Kenyon (512 pages) 8/18

✔Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
The Sea of Trolls - Nancy Farmer (Viking raids from longships) 8/3

✔Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls - Victoria Laurie 8/14
The Ultimate Treasure by Heather Graham Dark Passage (Dark Mirror, #2) by Mary Jo Putney Born of Betrayal (The League #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls, #1) by Nancy Farmer Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #5) by Victoria Laurie

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad ~ COMPLETE!

✔Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Thirty and a Half Excuses - Denise Grover Swank (#3 in series)8/6

✔Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own.
Stone Cold Lover - Christine Warren (Montreal, Canada) 8/16

✔Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble - H.P. Mallory (USA and Europe) 9/17

✔Read a book published in 2016.
Paper and Fire - Rachel Caine (pub July 5, 2016) 8/14

✔Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.
Born of Legend - Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/9

Thirty and a Half Excuses (Rose Gardner Mystery #3) by Denise Grover Swank Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles, #2) by Christine Warren Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins, #1) by H.P. Mallory Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine Born of Legend (The League, #9) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Congratulations Barbara!


message 41: by Wolf (Alpha) (new)

Wolf (Alpha) | 161 comments I will try for gold.
Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

B- Born at Midnight
R- Raiders of the Lost Ark
A- Awakened
Z- Zoo
I- Immortal War
L-Last Sacrifice

C- Chosen
E- The Exiled Queen
R- The Remnant
E- Empire of Night
M- The Maze Runner
O- The Odyssey
N- Night World
Y- Yesterday

G- The Giver
A- Almost Midnight
M-Mockingjay
E- The Eleventh Plague
S- The Scorch Trials

M- Marked
E- Ender's Game
D- The Death Cure
A- After Dark
L- Little Pretty Things

O- Orgin
L- Last Sacrifice
Y-A Year Down Yonder
M- Midnight Hour
P- The Perks of being a Wallflower
I- Insurgent
C- The Capture
S- Spirit Bound

R- The Rising
E- The Eleventh Plague
L- The Lost Hero
A- Allegient
Y-The Yearling

R- The Rapture
I- The Initiation
O- Order of the Phoenix

S- Shadow Kiss
P- The Pieces of Summer
O-Of Neptune
R- The Regime
T- Tempted
S- Sandry's Book

T- The Time Machine
O- Of Poseidon
R- Room for Hope
C- Catching Fire
H- The Hunger Games

W- With the Old Breed
I- The Invisible Man
N- Night Owl
N- Nightshade
E- Everneath
R- Rogues


Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow. The Hunger Games
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place. Sugar Ray Robison
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story. Secretariat
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy. Divergent
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series. Allegient
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List Lost Boy Lost Girl
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal. Vampire Academy


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Good luck Tura :)


message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Was going for a second gold but only managed silver this time around.

2016 Olympics - Part Two

START DATE: 14/10/16
DURATION: 3 months (13/1/17)
LEVEL: Gold
PROGRESS: 12/15
DATE COMPLETED: SILVER - 12/1/17



Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded) (4/5)

CEREMONY

OLYMPICS
O - The One You Love - Paul Pilkington (12/1/17)
L - Making Lemonade - Kate Langdon (31/10/16)
Y - A Yorkshire Christmas - Kate Hewitt (22/12/16)
M - The Alphabet Sisters - Monica McInerney (15/10/16)
P - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride - Kristen Painter (22/10/16)
I - I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge - Daniel Blythe (9/12/16)
C - Thanks for the Memories - Cecelia Ahern (21/11/16)
S - The Monogram Murders - Sophie Hannah (17/10/16)

RELAY
R - How (Not) to Kiss a Toad - Elizabeth A Reeves (17/11/16)
E - Every Three Hours - Chris Mooney (25/10/16)
L - The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux (8/11/16)
A - All the Blue-Eyed Angels - Jen Blood (23/10/16)
Y - You And Me, Always - Jill Mansell (11/11/16)

RIO
R - A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas - Rebecca Raisin (3/12/16)
I - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (24/11/16)
O - On Strike for Christmas - Sheila Roberts (2/12/16)

WINNER
W - The Traitor's Mark - D.K Wilson (16/11/16)
I - In The Blood - Jack Kerley (26/9/16)
N - The Wouldbegoods - E. Nesbit (19/11/16)
N - Nine Years Gone - Chris Culver (7/11/16)
E - The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova (19/10/16)
R - The Doll Maker - Richard Montanari (29/10/16)

Category 2: Events (4/5)

*Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis (4/11/16) - Jill
*Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Blood Brother - Jack Kerley (16/10/16) - Carson gets into a fight with a New York detective (pg 138)
*Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Love You Dead - Peter James (10/11/16) - Jodie & Rowley get married on a cruise ship
*Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Crime For Christmas - Richard Dalby (16/12/16) - Crime For Christmas by Richard Dalby

Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad (4/5)

Read a book where a main character is an athlete.

Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Liar Liar - M.J. Arlidge (12/11/16) - Liar Liar (Helen Grace, #4) by M.J. Arlidge (bottom right corner)
Read an award winning book.
Blacklands - Belinda Bauer (14/11/16) - CWA Gold Dagger Award 2010
Read a book set in summer.
The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks - James Anderson (4/11/16) - August
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (21/12/16)


message 44: by Maureen (new)

Maureen | 153 comments Start date: Feb 1.

With the 2016 Rio Olympics about to start what better time to update this challenge from 2012.

Duration: 3 months from your start date

Directions: Pick your level and complete that many tasks in each category.

Levels:

description Bronze Medal: 1-2 tasks per category
description Silver Medal: 3-4 tasks per category
description Gold Medal: 5+ tasks per category


RULES

*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

TASKS

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

BRAZIL
CEREMONY
GAMES
MEDAL
OLYMPICS
RELAY
RIO
SPORTS
TORCH
WINNER

Category 2: Events

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


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Welcome Maureen :)


message 46: by Sandra (last edited Aug 12, 2017 05:13PM) (new)

Sandra | 1003 comments Count me in!

20 MAY - 19 AUG Gold Medal 5+

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

B Be on the Lookout: Bodyguard - Tyler Anne Snell - 29 JUNE
R Revenge Kisses - Addison Moore - 7 JUNE
A Forged in Light - Alyssa Rose Ivy - 9 JUNE
Z Zarif's Convenient Queen - Lynne Graham - 12 AUG
I Interlude in Death - J.D. Robb - 21 MAY
L Fatal Promise - Dianna Love - 23 JUNE
Be on the Lookout Bodyguard (Orion Security #3) by Tyler Anne Snell Revenge Kisses (3 AM Kisses, #14) by Addison Moore Forged in Light (The Forged Chronicles, #4) by Alyssa Rose Ivy Zarif's Convenient Queen (The Legacies of Powerful Men, #3) by Lynne Graham Interlude in Death (In Death, #12.5) by J.D. Robb Fatal Promise (Slye Temp, #6) by Dianna Love

C Cherished - Demelza Watts - 29 MAY
E Lean Mean Thirteen - Janet Evanovich - 22 MAY
R Rock Chick Regret - Kristen Ashley - 16 JUNE
E Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich - 15 JULY
M Mercy - Annabel Joseph - 15 JUNE
O Out of Bounds - Lauren Blakely - 21 MAY
N Navy SEAL Six Pack - Elle James - 25 JUNE
Y Yarned and Dangerous - Sadie Hartwell - 20 MAY
Cherished (Love in London #2) by Demelza Watts Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum, #13) by Janet Evanovich Rock Chick Regret (Rock Chick, #7) by Kristen Ashley Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum, #14.5) by Janet Evanovich Mercy by Annabel Joseph Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely Navy SEAL Six Pack (SEAL of My Own #4) by Elle James Yarned and Dangerous (Tangled Web Mystery, #1) by Sadie Hartwell

G O is for Outlaw - Sue Grafton - 4 JULY
A Away from the Dark - Aleatha Romig - 15 JUNE
M Midnight Target - Elle Kennedy - 24 JUNE
E Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich - 22 JULY
S Seize the Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 13 JUNE
O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, #15) by Sue Grafton Away from the Dark (The Light, #2) by Aleatha Romig Midnight Target (Killer Instincts, #8) by Elle Kennedy Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet Evanovich Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

M Mister Black - P.T. Michelle - 26 JULY
E Echoes at Dawn - Maya Banks - 7 AUG
D Desired - Demelza Watts - 24 MAY
A Divide & Conquer - Abigail Roux - 20 JULY
L Duke of Manhattan - Louise Bay - 27 JUNE
Mister Black (In the Shadows, #1) by P.T. Michelle Echoes at Dawn (KGI, #5) by Maya Banks Desired (Love in London #3) by Demelza Watts Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux Duke of Manhattan by Louise Bay

O Easy Come - Tess Oliver - 3 JUNE
L Midnight Rainbow - Linda Howard - 29 JULY
Y Bad Boss - Melissa Young - 30 MAY
M Mine to Hold - Shayla Black - 29 JULY
P The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot - 24 JULY
I If I Should Die - Allison Brennan - 24 MAY
C Second Chance - Christy Reece - 26 JULY
S Ice Blue - Anne Stuart - 17 JULY
Easy Come (Plaything, #1) by Tess Oliver Midnight Rainbow (Rescues, #1) by Linda Howard Bad Boss by Melissa Young Mine to Hold (Wicked Lovers, #6) by Shayla Black The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1) by Meg Cabot If I Should Die (Lucy Kincaid, #3) by Allison Brennan Second Chance (Last Chance Rescue, #5) by Christy Reece Ice Blue (Ice, #3) by Anne Stuart

R Return to Me - Christy Reece - 4 JULY
E Midnight Captive - Elle Kennedy - 16 JUNE
L Thread of Fear - Laura Griffin - 4 AUG
A Afterburn - Sylvia Day - 7 JULY
Y Between Midnight And Dawn - Cheryl Yeko - 31 MAY
Return to Me (Last Chance Rescue, #2) by Christy Reece Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts, #6) by Elle Kennedy Thread of Fear (The Glass Sisters, #1) by Laura Griffin Afterburn (Jax & Gia, #1) by Sylvia Day Between Midnight And Dawn by Cheryl Yeko

R The Recruit - Fiona Palmer - 5 JULY
I The Irishman's Christmas Gamble - Nancy Herkness - 8 JUNE
O Someone Like Her - Sandra Owens - 4 JUNE
The Recruit (MTG Agencies #1) by Fiona Palmer The Irishman's Christmas Gamble (Wager of Hearts #2.5) by Nancy Herkness Someone Like Her (K2 Team, #2) by Sandra Owens

S The Specialist - Rhonda Nelson - 23 JULY
P Portrait in Death - J.D. Robb - 28 JULY
O Owned by the Bad Boy - Kathryn Thomas - 8 JUNE
R Run to Me - Christy Reece - 7 JULY
T Texas! Lucky - Sandra Brown - 21 JULY
S Scarlett Red - P.T. Michelle - 29 JULY
The Specialist by Rhonda Nelson Portrait in Death (In Death, #16) by J.D. Robb Owned by the Bad Boy by Kathryn Thomas Run to Me (Last Chance Rescue, #3) by Christy Reece Texas! Lucky (Texas! Tyler Family Saga, #1) by Sandra Brown Scarlett Red (In the Shadows, #2) by P.T. Michelle

T Black Lies - Alessandra Torre - 1 AUG
O One Wild Night - Vivian Ward - 15 JUNE
R Release Me - J. Kenner - 25 JULY
C Colby Rebuilt - Debra Webb - 2 AUG
H Hidden Away - Maya Banks - 27 JULY
Black Lies by Alessandra Torre One Wild Night (A MFMM Ménage Romance) by Vivian Ward Release Me (Stark Trilogy, #1) by J. Kenner Colby Rebuilt (Colby Agency, #29) by Debra Webb Hidden Away (KGI, #3) by Maya Banks

W Scorch - Clarissa Wild - 3 JULY
I Into the Light - Aleatha Romig - 14 JUNE
N Navy SEAL to Die For - Elle James - 7 JUNE
N The VIP Doubles Down - Nancy Herkness - 9 JULY
E The Score - Elle Kennedy - 9 AUG
R Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye - 28 JULY
Scorch (Delirious, #3) by Clarissa Wild Into the Light (The Light, #1) by Aleatha Romig Navy SEAL to Die For (SEAL of My Own #3) by Elle James The VIP Doubles Down (Wager of Hearts #3) by Nancy Herkness The Score (Off-Campus, #3) by Elle Kennedy Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye

Category 2: Events

takes place on a beach - Seaside Secrets - Melissa Foster - 8 JULY
fight takes place - Worth the Fight - Vi Keeland - 17 JUNE
horse in the story - Bloodline - Barbara Elsborg - 29 JUNE
500 pages - Rock Chick Revolution - Kristen Ashley 530 pgs - 6 JULY
takes place on a boat - You're Mine - Lauren Wood - 15 JUNE
firearm on cover - No Place to Run - Maya Banks - 22 JULY
water on the cover - Lost in Her - Sandra Owens - 14 JUNE
part of a trilogy - Caught - Jami Alden - 2 JULY
cover who works out - Shacking Up - Helena Hunting - 14 JULY
Seaside Secrets (Seaside Summers #4; Love in Bloom #27) by Melissa Foster Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter, #1) by Vi Keeland Bloodline (Unnamed London PNR Series #2) by Barbara Elsborg Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8) by Kristen Ashley You're Mine (A Bad Boy Next Door Romance #3) by Lauren Wood No Place to Run (KGI, #2) by Maya Banks Lost in Her (K2 Team, #4) by Sandra Owens Caught (Gemini Men, #1) by Jami Alden Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

1st in a series - In the Beginning - London Miller - 5 JUNE
set in multiple countries - Last Train to Istanbul - Ayşe Kulin - 9 JUNE
author from a country different than your own - Rescue Me - Christy Reece - 29 JUNE
MC is an athlete - The Mistake - Elle Kennedy - 4 AUG
flame on the cover - Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich - 12 AUG
award winning book - Lover Reborn - J.R. Ward - 2 JUNE
published in 2016 - Mister O - Lauren Blakely - 16 JULY
set in summer - Seaside Nights - Melissa Foster - 19 JULY
deserves a gold medal - Lover at Last - J.R. Ward - 12 JUNE
In the Beginning (Volkov Bratva, #1) by London Miller Last Train to Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin Rescue Me (Last Chance Rescue, #1) by Christy Reece The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2) by Elle Kennedy Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10) by J.R. Ward Mister O by Lauren Blakely Seaside Nights (Seaside Summers #5; Love in Bloom #28) by Melissa Foster Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward


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Welcome to the challenge Sandra :)


message 48: by Abby (last edited Jun 14, 2017 07:23AM) (new)

Abby Greenleaf (mythicalmermaid101) | 35 comments I'm in!

Start date: 6/05/17
Duration: 3 months
Level: Silver (3-4 per category)

Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles
0/3


M
E - The Apprentice's Quest by Erin Hunter 6/12/17
D - Truthwitch by Susan Dennard 6/05/17
A - Away to Me, Moss by Betty Levin 6/07/17
L - Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger 6/05/17

B - As Old as Time by Liz Braswell 6/06/17
R
A
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I
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G
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M
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Category 2: Events
2/3


Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow.
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place.
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story.
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 6/12/17
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover. That Summer by Sarah Dessen 6/06/17
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out.

Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad
0/3


Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series.
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own.
Read a book where a main character is an athlete.
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover.
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


message 49: by Rosa (last edited Aug 24, 2017 09:43AM) (new)

Rosa | 2077 comments I'm in

(6/5/17 - 9/4/17)


Category 1: Spell the word using author names and titles (the, an, a etc may be disregarded)

5/5

BRAZIL
B - Beast In View by Margaret Millar (6/16/17)
R - Mary Rosenblum wrote Devil's Trumpet (7/22/17)
A - Agatha Christie wrote The Thirteen Problems (6/10/17)
Z - A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs (7/23/17)
I - I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan (7/2/16)
L - Liar Mouth by Jane Myers Perrine (6/19/17)

CEREMONY

GAMES
G - Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh (7/8/17)
A - Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (6/25/17)
M - My Immortal Romance by Julius St. Clair (6/8/17)
E - Janet Evanovich wrote Hot Six (6/18/17)
S - So You Think You Know Baseball?: A Fan's Guide to the Official Rules by Peter E. Meltzer (7/20/17)

MEDAL
M - Murder on Moloka'i by Chip Hughes (7/17/17)
E - Janet Evanovich wrote Hard Eight (8/11/17)
D - Death By Ice Cream by Nancy McGovern (7/27/17)
A - Apryl Baker wrote The Ghost Files (6/26/17)
L - Lilian Jackson Braun wrote The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (7/11/17)

OLYMPICS

RELAY
R - Raine O'Tierney wrote That Eighteenth Summer (8/12/17)
E - Janet Evanovich wrote To the Nines (8/21/17)
L - Lewis Carroll wrote Through the Looking-Glass (8/24/17)
A - Amy Maxwell & the 7 Deadly Sins by Heather Balog (7/13/17)
Y - You Suck by Christopher Moore (7/16/17)

RIO
R - John Rhode wrote Mystery at Olympia (8/17/17)
I - Mary Ingate wrote The Sound Of The Weir (8/18/17)
O - Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins (6/15/17)

SPORTS
TORCH
WINNER

Category 2: Events

5/5

Archery: Read a book where somebody uses a bow and arrow / crossbow / longbow. - The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (crossbow) (8/15/17)
Beach Volleyball: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a beach.
Boxing: Read a book where a fight takes place. - Keep Me Still by Caisey Quinn (7/24/17)
Equestrian: Read a book that has a horse in the story. - That Perfect Place by M.L. Carr (6/11/17)
Modern Pentathlon: Read a book over 500 pages.
Sailing: Read a book that takes place, at least in part on a boat.
Shooting: Read a book with a firearm on the cover.
Swimming: Read a book with water on the cover - Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis (7/23/17)
Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge, #1) by Jill Shalvis
Triathlon: Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Weightlifting: Read a book with a person on the cover who definitely works out. - Out in the Open by A.J. Truman (6/22/17)
Out in the Open (Browerton University, #1) by A.J. Truman


Category 3: The XXXI Olympiad

5/5

Read a book that is 3rd or 1st in a series. - Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #3) (6/6/17)
Read a book that is set in a recent host nation, that is not your own. - Host Nation List - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (UK) (7/19/17)
Read a book that is set in multiple countries.
Read a book by an author from a country different than your own. - A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (USA) (7/5/17)
Read a book where a main character is an athlete. - Fire and Water by Andrew Grey (Terry is a swimmer) (6/11/17)
Read a book with a torch, or other flame, on the cover. - Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh (7/8/17)
Grave Mistake (Roderick Alleyn, #30) by Ngaio Marsh
Read an award winning book.
Read a book published in 2016.
Read a book set in summer.
Read a book that you believe deserves a gold medal.


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