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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 04, 2017 04:54AM) (new)

*This challenge was originally posted by Lizz in September 2011*


To complete this challenge you will need to *spell out all 12 months of the year and the birthstones associated with them. Where more than one birthstone is listed for a month, you may choose which one to spell out (or try for them all!)


For this challenge you can use:

Book titles ('the', 'an' and 'a' can be ignored)
Authors initials
Series names (first letter)
Main character first or last names ((view spoiler))


B - Elizabeth Bennett - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen (main character name)
O - Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (title)
O - On Dublin Street - Down London Road - Samantha Young (series name)
K - Misery - Stephen King (author last name)

Duration: Open Ended


*Each book may only be used for one letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*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

Please see TLC Standard Challenge Rules for further details.

Months and Birthstones

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine, Bloodstone
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl, Moonstone
July - Ruby
August - Peridot, Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Opal, Tourmaline
November - Topaz, Citrine
December - Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite

BONUS: (optional) - Read one book for each month with a cover that matches the colour of the birthstone.

message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 05, 2016 06:17AM) (new)

A new badge is available for this revamped challenge, so if you've already done it feel free to have another go!

message 3: by Sam (last edited Mar 27, 2019 08:23PM) (new)

Sam | 401 comments Moved from old thread
Gem Challenge
Duration: 8/20/16- 3/27/19

January - Garnet

J: Just Take My Heart- Mary Higgins Clark- 2/9/17
A: Archangel's Storm- Nalini Singh- 9/18/17
N: Doctor Who: Nuclear Time- Oli Smith- 2/22/18
U: Unshapely Things- Mark Del Franco- 3/5/18
A: At Bertram's Hotel- Agatha Christie- 9/19/17
R: The Roman Hat Mystery- Ellery Queen- 12/6/17
Y: The Yeti- Mike Miller- 3/3/18

G: Ghostly Worries- Lily Harper Hart- 9/7/16
A: Apprentice in Death- J.D. Robb- 9/6/16
R: Reaper- K.D. McEntire- 8/24/16
N: Not His Dragon- Annie Nicholas- 9/7/16
E: The Eyre Affair- Jasper Fforde- 9/11/16
T: Tales of the Otherworld- Kelley Armstrong- 9/4/16

February - Amethyst

F: Faefever- Karen Marie Moning- 10/27/16
E: Elemental Flame- Phaedra Weldon- 7/9/17
B: Breath of Fire- Amanda Bouchet- 1/6/17
R: Ready Player One- Ernest Cline- 3/14/17
U: Undead and Unwed- MaryJanice Davidson- 3/11/17
A: Armageddon Rules- J.C. Nelson- 5/16/17
R: The Rose Mark- Connie Suttle- 4/15/17
Y: Your Chariot Awaits- Lorena McCourtney- 3/18/17

A: An Artificial Night- Seanan McGuire- 11/25/16
M: My Familiar Stranger- Victoria Danann- 9/8/16
E: Eragon- Christopher Paolini- 11/8/16
T: The Trouble with Demons- Lisa Shearin- 9/14/16
H: Handle with Care- Jodi Picoult- 8/30/16
Y: You Slay Me- Katie MacAlister- 10/6/16
S: Swan Lake- K.M. Shea- 8/30/16
T: Tempting Evil- Keri Arthur- 10/24/16

March - Aquamarine/Bloodstone

M: Magic to the Bone- Devon Monk- 11/21/16
A: All Around the Town- Mary Higgins Clark- 1/21/17
R: The Red Box- Rex Stout- 1/7/17
C: Caught Dead in Philadelphia- Gillian Roberts- 11/10/16
H: Hell Freezes Over- J C Diem- 10/20/16

A: A is for Alibi- Sue Grafton- 9/27/16
Q: A Quick Bite- Lynsay Sands- 11/23/16
U: Unholy Ghosts- Stacia Kane- 10/14/16
A: Angelfall- Susan Ee- 9/30/16
M: Mortal Ties- Eileen Wilks- 9/5/16
A: Artemis Fowl- Eoin Colfer- 10/23/16
R: Red-Headed Stepchild- Jaye Wells- 8/25/16
I: I'll Be Seeing You: A Novel- Mary Higgins Clark- 10/7/16
N: No Humans Involved- Kelley Armstrong- 10/19/16
E: Elizabeth's Legacy- Victor Kloss- 10/13/16

B: Broken- Kelley Armstrong- 9/3/16
L: A Local Habitation- Seanan McGuire- 8/31/16
O: Obsidian- Jennifer L. Armentrout- 9/25/16
O: One For The Money- Janet Evanovich- 9/26/16
D: Daughter of the Forest- Juliet Marillier- 9/1/16
S: Spellbinder- Melanie Rawn- 9/24/16
T: Throne of Glass- Sarah J. Maas- 10/31/16
O: Onyx- Jennifer L. Armentrout- 10/15/16
N: Never- K.D. McEntire- 11/27/16
E: East- Edith Pattou- 12/24/16

April - Diamond

A: Archangel's Legion- Nalini Singh- 9/23/17
P: Philly Stakes- Gillian Roberts- 3/26/17
R: The Ruins of Gorlan- John Flanagan- 1/19/18
I: The Icebound Land- John Flanagan- 4/6/18
L: Late Eclipses- Seanan McGuire- 5/30/17

D: Dark Needs at Night's Edge- Kresley Cole- 12/3/16
I: If Looks Could Kill- Kate White- 1/26/17
A: Awakening- S.J. Bolton- 12/30/16
M: Magic Binds- Ilona Andrews- 9/21/16
O: Owl and the Japanese Circus- Kristi Charish- 12/7/16
N: Nightfall Gardens- Allen Houston- 1/7/17
D: Die With Me- Elena Forbes- 12/28/16

message 4: by Sam (last edited Dec 17, 2018 02:46AM) (new)

Sam | 401 comments May- Emerald

M: Men of the Otherworld- Kelley Armstrong- 1/13/17
A: Archangel's Blade- Nalini Singh- 9/3/17
Y: You're Not Allowed to Die- Kip Terrington- 9/21/17

E: Etched in Bone- Anne Bishop- 3/8/17
M: Murder on the Orient Express- Agatha Christie- 10/16/16
E: Embraced by Darkness- Keri Arthur- 4/18/17
R: The Restorer- Amanda Stevens- 9/30/16
A: Angels' Blood- Nalini Singh- 1/21/17
L: Little Face- Sophie Hannah- 10/29/16
D: Darkness Clashes- Susan Illene- 12/31/16

June- Pearl/Alexandrite/Moonstone

J: Jaws- Peter Benchley- 5/19/17
U: Unwritten & Underwater- Amanda M. Lee- 4/23/18
N: Nightingale's Lament- Simon R. Green- 3/4/18
E: Extreme Medical Services- Jamie Davis- 12/17/18

P: The Pact- Jodi Picoult- 10/10/16
E: Evil Under the Sun- Agatha Christie- 2/28/17
A: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye- Victoria Laurie- 2/23/17
R: Ritual Magic- Eileen Wilks- 10/22/16
L: Living with the Dead- Kelley Armstrong- 12/6/16

A: All Through the Night- Mary Higgins Clark- 12/17/16
L: License to Ensorcell- Katharine Kerr- 10/4/16
E: Eleventh Grave in Moonlight- Darynda Jones- 1/24/17
X: X in Flight- Karen Rivers- 9/8/16
A: After the Funeral- Agatha Christie- 12/19/16
N: Nightraven- Skye Knizley- 12/13/16
D: The Devil's Arithmetic- Jane Yolen- 11/23/16
R: The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion- 9/22/16
I: Ink and Bone- Rachel Caine- 12/14/16
T: The Trouble With Witches- Amanda M. Lee- 11/24/16
E: Echoes in Death- J.D. Robb- 2/8/17

M: MindSighted: BlackWing Pirates, Book 1- Connie Suttle- 11/1/16
O: Owl and the City of Angels- Kristi Charish- 12/8/16
O: Outfoxed by Love- Eve Langlais- 12/22/16
N: The Neverending Story- Michael Ende- 2/10/17
S: Soulless- Gail Carriger- 10/1/16
T: Two for the Dough- Janet Evanovich- 1/12/17
O: One Fell Sweep- Ilona Andrews- 12/25/16
N: Nice Dragons Finish Last- Rachel Aaron- 6/13/17
E: Eldest- Christopher Paolini- 8/7/17

July- Ruby

J: Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton- 10/21/17
U: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman- P.D. James- 9/26/18
L: Lion in the Valley- Elizabeth Peters- 10/12/17
Y: The Young Elites- Marie Lu- 9/8/18

R: The Rosie Effect- Graeme Simsion- 9/22/16
U: Unbinding- Eileen Wilks- 11/14/16
B: Boundary Crossed- Melissa F. Olson- 9/16/16
Y: You Belong To Me- Mary Higgins Clark- 1/2/17

August- Peridot/Sardonyx

A: The Arrogant Architect- L.K. Collins- 3/6/17
U: Under a Silent Moon- Elizabeth Haynes- 12/1/16
G: Grim Expectations- Amanda M. Lee- 10/12/16
U: Unhidden- Dina Given- 1/24/17
S: The Second Book of Swords- Fred Saberhagen- 11/11/16
T: The Thirteen Problems- Agatha Christie- 2/26/17

P: A Promise of Fire- Amanda Bouchet- 11/19/16
E: Electric Night- Stacey Brutger- 2/15/18
R: Reckless- Selene Charles- 5/27/17
I: In the Last Analysis- Amanda Cross- 9/12/17
D: Dragon Spawn- Eileen Wilks- 1/20/17
O: Off the Record- Amanda M. Lee- 4/14/17
T: Too Many Cooks- Rex Stout- 3/29/17

S: Semi-Charmed- Isabel Jordan- 11/15/16
A: Archangel's Kiss- Nalini Singh- 8/14/17
R: Rose and Thorn: Black Rose Sorceress, Book 2- Connie Suttle- 4/26/17
D: Dark Slayer- Christine Feehan- 1/11/17
O: Out of the Shadows- Kay Hooper- 1/29/17
N: A Natural History of Dragons- Marie Brennan- 10/10/17
Y: You Will Know Me- Megan Abbott- 8/2/17
X: The Xibalba Murders- Lyn Hamilton- 3/2/17

message 5: by Sam (last edited Mar 27, 2019 08:23PM) (new)

Sam | 401 comments September - Sapphire

S: Silent Night- Mary Higgins Clark- 12/19/16
E: Enchanted, Inc.- Shanna Swendson- 6/30/18
P: Pocket Full of Posies- Angela Roquet- 1/22/17
T: Tuesday's Child- Dale Mayer- 8/13/17
E: Executable- John Conroe- 7/24/18
M: Magical Probi- T.S. Paul- 12/20/16
B: The Big Four- Agatha Christie- 3/4/17
E: Edge Of Evil- J.A. Jance- 8/12/18
R: A Restless Evil- Ann Granger- 10/7/17

S: Sorcerer's Legacy- Janny Wurts- 9/28/16
A: Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery- 11/26/16
P: Poison Study- Maria V. Snyder- 9/19/16
P: Prey- Rachel Vincent- 10/5/16
H: Hell To Pay- J.C. Diem- 9/5/16
I: I'll Walk Alone- Mary Higgins Clark- 10/28/16
R: Red Queen- Victoria Aveyard- 9/17/16
E: Eight Cousins- Louisa May Alcott- 11/26/16

October - Tourmaline/Opal

O: One Good Dragon Deserves Another- Rachel Aaron- 6/22/17
C: Conjuring Quantico- T.S. Paul- 12/15/16
T: Tangled Threads- Jennifer Estep- 4/27/17
O: Otherworld Chills- Kelley Armstrong- 7/29/17
B: Bylines & Skylines- Amanda M. Lee- 1/8/17
E: Erak's Ransom- John Flanagan- 5/28/18
R: A Red Herring Without Mustard- Alan Bradley- 8/26/17

T: Thirteen- Kelley Armstrong- 4/17/17
O: Of Fate and Phantoms- C.J. Archer- 5/25/17
U: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin- 6/5/17
R: Rock Chick Regret- Kristen Ashley- 6/24/17
M: Mind Magic- Eileen Wilks- 12/5/16
A: Archangel's Consort- Nalini Singh- 8/22/17
L: Love Bites- Lynsay Sands- 1/31/17
I: Illuminae- Amie Kaufman- 10/25/17
N: Nemesis- Agatha Christie- 11/26/17
E: Elemental Soul- Phaedra Weldon- 2/28/18

O: Oblivion- Jennifer L. Armentrout- 8/12/17
P: The Prisoner of Cell 25- Richard Paul Evans- 2/27/17
A: Angels' Flight- Nalini Singh- 9/10/17
L: Let Me Call You Sweetheart- Mary Higgins Clark- 2/6/17

November - Topaz/Citrine

N: Never Buried- Edie Claire- 10/9/17
O: Otherworld Secrets- Kelley Armstrong- 1/18/17
V: Vampire Academy- Richelle Mead- 10/26/16
E: Emily of New Moon- L.M. Montgomery- 9/29/17
M: The Murder at the Vicarage- Agatha Christie- 11/29/16
B: Bastien- Tianna Xander- 1/1/17
E: Every Heart a Doorway- Seanan McGuire- 11/11/17
R: Red Rising- Pierce Brown- 2/1/17

T: Touch of Frost- Jennifer Estep- 3/12/17
O: One Kick- Chelsea Cain- 1/15/17
P: Personal Demon- Kelley Armstrong- 11/17/16
A: All Hell Breaks Loose- J.C. Diem- 4/12/17
Z: Zombie Team Alpha- Steve R. Yeager- 10/18/16

C: Closer to the Chest- Mercedes Lackey- 10/11/16
I: The Iron King- Julie Kagawa- 5/5/17
T: A Tiger's Bride- Eve Langlais- 1/22/17
R: Reluctant Adept- Katherine Bayless- 11/5/16
I: The Invisible Library- Genevieve Cogman- 7/1/17
N: No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished- Rachel Aaron- 6/29/17
E: Ever the Hunted- Erin Summerill- 8/9/17

December - Tanzanite/Zircon/Turquoise

D: Dangerous Games- Keri Arthur- 2/20/17
E: Extra! Extra! Dead All About It- Amanda M. Lee- 8/28/18
C: Crown of Midnight- Sarah J. Maas- 12/21/16
E: Everlasting Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 9/21/18
M: The Moving Finger- Agatha Christie- 1/8/17
B: The Battlemage- Taran Matharu- 6/3/17
E: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja- John Flanagan- 11/14/18
R: Rise of the Evening Star- Brandon Mull- 10/21/17

T: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave- Darynda Jones- 10/31/17
A: Archangel's Shadows- Nalini Singh- 9/30/17
N: Night of the Soul Stealer- Joseph Delaney- 4/9/18
Z: Zero Sight- B. Justin Shier- 4/18/18
A: Archangel's Enigma- Nalini Singh- 10/14/17
N: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith- 8/30/18
I: Into the Fire- Jeaniene Frost- 4/22/18
T: Taken at the Flood- Agatha Christie- 11/3/17
E: Elemental Storm- Phaedra Weldon- 3/27/19

Z: Zombie, Ohio- Scott Kenemore- 2/17/17
I: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows- Alan Bradley- 12/31/17
R: Rest in Pieces- Rita Mae Brown- 8/26/17
C: Crimson Death- Laurell K. Hamilton- 12/11/16
O: Otherworld Nights- Kelley Armstrong- 6/6/17
N: Doctor Who: The Nightmare Of Black Island- Mike Tucker- 1/22/18

T: Three to Get Deadly- Janet Evanovich- 5/2/17
U: Undead and Unemployed- MaryJanice Davidson- 10/31/17
R: The Rest Falls Away- Colleen Gleason- 10/5/17
Q: The Quiche of Death- M.C. Beaton- 12/25/17
U: User Unfriendly- Vivian Vande Velde- 11/27/17
O: Opal- Jennifer L. Armentrout- 8/12/17
I: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie- Lani Lynn Vale- 2/8/18
S: Siren's Call- Devyn Quinn- 12/17/16
E: The Eloquent Parrot- Robin Knowles- 6/9/18

message 6: by Sam (last edited Nov 23, 2016 10:35AM) (new)

Sam | 401 comments reserved just in case

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Thanks for swapping over Sam!

message 8: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 14, 2017 03:49AM) (new)

Gem of a Book

Start Date: 6/10/16
Duration: Open

Months: 6/12
Gems: 13/19
Bonus: 3/12

Date Completed:


January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
- Aquamarine , Bloodstone
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl , Moonstone
July - Ruby
August - Peridot , Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Opal , Tourmaline
November - Topaz , Citrine
December - Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite

message 9: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 14, 2017 03:50AM) (new)

Months / Birthstones - Part One

J - The Christmas Book - Juliana Foster (20/12/16)
A - Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (7/2/17)
N - The Night Before Christmas - Clement C. Moore (23/12/16)
U - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce (16/2/17)
A - All Over the Place - Serena Clarke (24/2/17)
R - The Red House Mystery - A.A. Milne (21/1/17)
Y - You're Mine Now - Hans Koppel (7/3/17)

G - Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (16/12/16)
A - The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (15/2/17)
R - The Story Of Holly And Ivy - Rumer Godden (18/12/16)
N - The North Pole Challenge - Kevin George (6/1/17)
E - The Exodus Quest - Will Adams (15/1/17)
T - The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien (17/1/17)

Bonus: Garnet - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova (19/10/16)

F - The Great Escape - Fiona Gibson (11/1/17)
E - Jake & The Gingerbread Wars - E.G Foley (14/12/16)
B - Blacklands - Belinda Bauer (14/11/16)
R - Cold Fear - Rick Mofina (28/1/17)
U - Black Out - Lisa Unger (1/2/17)
A - Liar Liar - M.J Arlidge (12/11/16)
R - Let's Get Serious - Maureen Reil (15/2/17)
Y - Friends With Partial Benefits - Luke Young (22/2/17)

A - Cat Among the Pigeons - Agatha Christie (13/10/16)
M - The Christmas Party - Carole Matthews (4/12/16)
E - The Christmas Queen - Elaine Spires (23/12/16)
T - The Traitor's Mark - D.K. Wilson (16/11/16)
H - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (6/10/16)
Y - A Yorkshire Christmas - Kate Hewitt (22/12/16)
S - Somebody tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead - Christiana Miller (17/10/16)
T - Thanks for the Memories - Cecelia Ahern (21/11/16)

M - The Distant Hours - Kate Morton (30/11/16)
A - Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (27/11/16)
R - Rosemary - A Christmas Story - C.N. Williamson (7/12/16)
C - Mayflower Murders - Carolyn McCray (18/11/16)
H - A Hope Christmas Love Story - Julia Williams (23/12/16)

A - A Merry Mistletoe Wedding - Judy Astley (12/12/16)
Q - Confessions of a Wedding Planner - Michelle Jo Quinn (23/3/17)
U - Unraveled - Lisa-Marie Cabrelli (14/6/17)
A - The Winter Wedding - Abby Clements (16/12/16)
M - Moon Signs - Helen Haught Fanick (20/10/16)
A - 4.50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie (25/2/17)
R - Reflection - Diane Chamberlain (30/1/17)
I - I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge - Daniel Blythe (9/12/16)
N - The Good Girl - Fiona Neill (6/2/17)
E - Careful What You Wish For - Michelle Escamilla (22/1/17)

Bonus: Aquamarine - Cajun Spirit (Jolie Blonde #3) by M.A. Harper - Cajun Spirit - M.A. Harper (22/1/17)

B - Christmas Light - Jolyse Barnett (11/12/16)
L - Crash & Burn - Lisa Gardner (4/1/17)
O - The One You Love - Paul Pilkington (12/1/17)
O - Natural Causes - James Oswald (20/1/17)
D - A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (21/12/16)
S - Just for Christmas - Scarlett Bailey (8/12/16)
T - Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski - Joanna Franklin Bell (21/1/17)
O - The Old-Girl Network - Catherine Alliott (2/3/17)
N - Friends, Lovers And Other Indiscretions - Fiona Neill (9/2/17)
E - Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (10/2/17)

A - The Alphabet Sisters - Monica McInerney (15/10/16)
P - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride - Kristen Painter (22/10/16)
R - The Killing Room - Richard Montanari (8/10/16)
I - The Ice House - Minette Walters (30/6/17)
L - Little Girls Lost - Jack Kerley (30/10/16)

D - The Doll Maker - Richard Montanari (29/10/16)
I - In The Blood - Jack Kerley (26/10/16)
A - The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks - James Anderson (4/11/16)
M - Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner (28/10/16)
O - The Wizard Of Dark Street - Shawn Thomas Odyssey (10/10/16)
N - Nine Years Gone - Chris Culver (7/11/16)
D - A Poison Tree - John Dolan (1/11/16)

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Months / Birthstones - Part Two

M - The Monogram Murders - Sophie Hannah (17/10/16)
A - All the Blue-Eyed Angels - Jen Blood (23/10/16)
Y - You And Me, Always - Jill Mansell (11/11/16)

E - Lingerie Wars - Janet Elizabeth Henderson (3/4/17)
M - My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier (13/1/17)
E - Eeny Meeny - M.J. Arlidge (6/4/17)
R - A View to Die For - Richard Houston (15/2/17)
A - An Accident Waiting to Happen - Adrian White (26/2/17)
L - Local Girl Missing - Claire Douglas (25/1/17)
D - A Discovery Of Witches - Deborah Harkness (23/2/17)

J - Blood Brother - Jack Kerley (16/10/16)
N - The Wouldbegoods - E. Nesbit (19/11/16)
E - Every Three Hours - Chris Mooney (25/10/16)

P - Maximum Ride Forever - James Patterson (3/11/16)
E - How (Not) to Kiss a Toad - Elizabeth A Reeves (17/11/16)
A - Step Back In Time - Ali McNamara (22/11/16)
R - A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas - Rebecca Raisin (3/12/16)
L - Making Lemonade - Kate Langdon (31/10/16)

M - A Wedding at Christmas - Chrissie Manby (14/12/16)
O - The Istanbul Puzzle - Laurence O'Bryan (27/3/17)
O - Whiskey and Gumdrops - Jean Oram (30/3/17)
N - No Escape - Sarah Kemp (17/2/17)
S - She Belongs to Me - Carmen DeSousa (5/1/17)
T - The Surrogate - Tania Carver (3/2/17)
O - One by One - Chris Carter (7/4/17)
N - Mythology 101 - Jody Lynn Nye (12/3/17)
E - The Book of Dragons - E. Nesbit (9/4/17)

J - Pastures New - Julia Williams (6/12/16)
L - The Last Battle - C.S Lewis (4/11/16)

R - A Very Coco Christmas - Robert Bryndza (23/12/16)
B - Kissing Christmas Goodbye - M.C Beaton (10/12/16)

A - Creepy Christmas - Jaimie Admans (7/12/16)
G - The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux (8/11/16)
S - Smashed Potatoes and Gravy - Ginny Gold (13/11/16)
T - The Snow Rose - Lulu Taylor (4/2/17)

P - Love You Dead - Peter James (10/11/16)
E - White Lies - Emily Harper (21/4/17)
R - Run Run as Fast as You Can - Willow Rose (20/2/17)
I - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (24/11/16)
D - Deception Point - Dan Brown (2/1/17)
O - On Strike for Christmas - Sheila Roberts (2/12/16)
T - The Torment of Others - Val McDermid (8/2/17)

S - Strictly Love - Julia Williams (26/1/17)
A - Killer Profile - Max Allan Collins (27/2/17)
R - Shutter Man - Richard Montanari (10/3/17)
D - The Puppet Maker - Danielle Ramsay (15/4/17)
O - The Book of Souls - James Oswald (10/4/17)
N - Nothing To Fear - Karen Rose (29/3/17)
Y - You Can't Hide - Karen Rose (31/3/17)
X - Xoe - Sara C. Roethle (16/4/17)

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Months / Birthstones - Part Three

S - Beauty and the Beast - K.M Shea (4/2/17)
E - An Evil Mind - Chris Carter (9/5/17)
P - The Clock Strikes Twelve - Patricia Wentworth (25/1/17)
T - Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory (19/2/17)
E - Million Dollar Question - Ellie Campbell (10/5/17)
M - Muse - K. French (3/3/17)
B - The Bones of You - Debbie Howells (26/4/17)
E - Evil Games - Angela Marsons (15/5/17)
R - Consequences - Aleatha Romig (19/3/17)

S - Death Turns a Trick - Julie Smith (5/2/17)
A - A Crowded Marriage - Catherine Alliott (15/3/17)
P - Murder House - James Patterson (12/2/17)
P - Cupid's Way - Joanne Phillips (13/2/17)
H - Falling for Christmas - Kate Hewitt (22/12/16)
I - Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro (9/1/17)
R - Don't Tell - Karen Rose (22/3/17)
E - Girl Unseen - Kate Ellison (25/6/17)

O - Dead Men's Bones - James Oswald (16/6/17)
C - The Prisoner's Gold - Chris Kuzneski (6/11/16)
T - Moominland Midwinter - Tove Jansson (21/2/17)
O - Death Comes eCalling - Leslie O'Kane (18/6/17)
B - The Sacrifice - Peg Brantley (20/11/16)
R - Have You Seen Her? - Karen Rose (24/3/17)

O - The Hangman's Song - James Oswald (18/5/17)
P - The Family Trap - Joanne Phillips (6/3/17)
A - Silent Scream - Angela Marsons (6/5/17)
L - The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena (31/1/17)

T - The Doll's House - Tania Carver (5/3/17)
O - Orphan X - Gregg Hurwitz (14/7/17)
R - Count to Ten - Karen Rose (1/4/17)
M - Common Murder - Val McDermid (4/4/17)
A - The Accidental Life of Greg Millar - Aimee Alexander (8/4/17)
L - Sphinx - T.S. Learner (20/3/17)
I - In Too Deep - Samantha Hayes (10/1/17)
N - A Sweet Possibility - Natalie Charles (17/4/17)

N - Headhunters - Jo Nesbø (24/4/17)
O - Prayer for the Dead - James Oswald (17/7/17)
V - Second-Hand Jane - Michelle Vernal (18/1/17)
M - Cold Granite - Stuart MacBride (13/4/17)
B - The Broken Places - Ace Atkins (27/4/17)
R - The House that Jack Built - Willow Rose (5/4/17)

T - Tender Is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald (14/3/17)
O - One Day In May - Catherine Alliott (28/4/17)
P - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith (8/3/17)
A - An Apple A Day - Caroline Taggart (11/4/17)
Z - Some Degree of Murder - Frank Zafiro (16/1/17)

C - Crime For Christmas - Richard Dalby (16/12/16)
I - Seduction's Kiss - Alyssa Rose Ivy (12/2/17)
T - The Twenty-Three - Linwood Barclay (20/4/17)
R - Just One Wish - Janette Rallison (14/4/17)
I - In the Woods - Tana French (14/2/17)
N - Never Look Away - Linwood Barclay (3/5/17)

D - Dirty Little Secrets - Liliana Hart (22/4/17)
C - Wild Raspberries - Connie Chappell (11/3/17)
M - The Soul Collectors - Chris Mooney (17/4/17)
B - Awakening - Sharon Bolton (29/4/17)
R - Die For Me - Karen Rose (19/4/17)

T - Rings of Passage - Karla Tipton (21/5/17)
R - Scream for Me - Karen Rose (22/4/17)
Q - Stroked - Meghan Quinn (1/4/17)
I - I Can See You - Karen Rose (18/3/17)
S - Sister Sister - Sue Fortin (10/2/17)

Bonus: Turquoise - The Broken Souls (Carson Ryder, #3) by Jack Kerley - The Broken Souls - Jack Kerley (12/10/16)

Lapis Lazuli
L - The Quality of Silence - Rosamund Lupton (15/4/17)
A - Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond - Phil Collen (28/4/17)
P - Valley of the Templars - Paul Christopher (16/3/17)
I - Lure - Alyssa Rose Ivy (12/2/17)
S - The Girl Who Lied - Sue Fortin (25/2/17)

L - While My Eyes Were Closed - Linda Green (20/4/17)
A - The Advocate - Teresa Burrell (12/4/17)
Z - A Zen for Murder - Leighann Dobbs (1/2/17)
L - Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts - Lucy Dillon (30/4/17)
I - I'm Watching You - Karen Rose (27/3/17)

T - The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon (19/5/17)
A - Accidental Ashes - Sara C. Roethle (26/4/17)
N - The Nameless Dead - Paul Johnston (20/5/17)
A - Aunt Bessie Believes - Diana Xarissa (17/2/17)
N - Dead Silent - Neil White (22/5/17)
I - I'm Watching You - Mary Burton (30/3/17)
T - Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote (18/6/17)

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Creative Caprice | 103 comments Gem of a Book Challenge
Duration: Oct 6/16-?

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Good luck Caprice :)

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Had to do a bit of shuffling around but I've completed my first month and birthstone!

A - The Alphabet Sisters - Monica McInerney (15/10/16)
P - The Vampire's Mail Order Bride - Kristen Painter (22/10/16)
R - The Killing Room - Richard Montanari (8/10/16)
I - Diamonds Are Forever - Ian Fleming (13/10/16)
L - Little Girls Lost - Jack Kerley (30/10/16)

D - The Doll Maker - Richard Montanari (29/10/16)
I - In The Blood - Jack Kerley (26/10/16)
A - The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks - James Anderson (4/11/16)
M - Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner (28/10/16)
O - The Wizard Of Dark Street - Shawn Thomas Odyssey (10/10/16)
N - Nine Years Gone - Chris Culver (7/11/16)
D - A Poison Tree - John Dolan (1/11/16)

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Penni | 1287 comments Mod
Yay Caroline! Oooh - diamonds are a girls best friend :-) Well, except for books of course.

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Penni wrote: "Yay Caroline! Oooh - diamonds are a girls best friend :-) Well, except for books of course."

I definitely have more books than diamonds that's for sure :)

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Connie N. | 3367 comments Way to go, Caroline!

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Caroline wrote: "Penni wrote: "Yay Caroline! Oooh - diamonds are a girls best friend :-) Well, except for books of course."

I definitely have more books than diamonds that's for sure :)"

Me too. But actually, that's exactly how I like it :-)

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Another month done!

M - The Monogram Murders - Sophie Hannah (17/10/16)
A - All the Blue-Eyed Angels - Jen Blood (23/10/16)
Y - You And Me, Always - Jill Mansell (11/11/16)

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Connie N. | 3367 comments I'll have to check out that Y book, Caroline. I need some of those.

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Connie N. wrote: "I'll have to check out that Y book, Caroline. I need some of those."

I thought it was good, but then I always enjoy Jill Mansell books. They're like comfort food!

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Martha (marthais) | 43 comments Gem of a Book
Duration: 14.11.16 - Open Ended

168/168 Complete

Months - 74/74
J The Ladybird Book of the Meeting by Jason Hazeley, 29th Dec 16
A The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans by Aileen Lord, 16th Mar 18
N The Power by Naomi Alderman, 2nd May 17
U The Universe Versus Alex Woods, 31st Dec 16
A The Girl In the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender, 23rd May 17
R The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall, 25th Dec 16
Y In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park, 14th Jun 17
F Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, 19th Jan 17
E Moving by Jenny Eclair, 3rd Feb 17
B Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 18th Jan 18
R Wonder by R.J. Palacio, 25th Feb 17
U The Underground Railroad, 17th May 17
A The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, 3rd Jun 17
R A Snow Garden and Other Stories by Rachel Joyce, 26th Mar 17
Y Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, 11th Nov 17
M The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, 30th Nov 16
A Are Men Obsolete?, 11th Dec 16
R Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, 19th Dec 16
C Cinder, 25th Nov 16
H The Help, 16th Nov 16
A Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, 9th Dec 16
P Politics in Minutes, 31st Dec 16
R Trespass by Rose Tremain, 30th May 17
I I Call Myself A Feminist: The View from Twenty-Five Women Under Thirty, 11th Mar 17
L Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, 22nd Nov 16
M My Cousin Rachel, 24th Jun 17
A The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, 21st Mar 18
Y You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!, 7th Dec 17
J Parsnips, Buttered: Bamboozle & Boycott Modern Life, One Email at a Time by Joe Lycett, 2nd Jan 17
U Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, 2nd Sep 17
N The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, 20th May 17
E Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli, 27th Mar 17
J Jamaica Inn, 8th Jan 17
U Us Against You, 25th May 18
L Language and Gender, 22nd Jan 17
Y Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present, 29th Oct 18
A Here I Stand by Amnesty International UK, 7th Aug 17
U Belonging by Umi Sinha, 2nd Dec 18
G Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2, 25th Nov 17
U Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry, 11th Aug 19
S The Suffragettes, 28th Dec 16
T The Time Traveler's Wife, 5th Apr 17
S Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride, 31st Jan 17
E The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, 17th Apr 17
P When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, 23rd Mar 17
T Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 26th Apr 17
E The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 13th Aug 17
M Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi, 18th Jul 17
B Britt-Marie Was Here, 26th Jan 18
E Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth, 23rd Sep 17
R Race: Vintage Minis, 1st Aug 17
O Animal Farm by George Orwell, 7th Feb 17
C Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism by Kira Cochrane, 17th Jan 18
T Letters from Klara by Tove Jansson, 18th Aug 17
O The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks, 21st Feb 17
B Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World, 25th Mar 18
E Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 4th Nov 17
R Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner, 12th Oct 17
N Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof, 27th May 17
O Rock My Wedding: Your Day Your Way by Charlotte O'Shea, 6th Jun 17
V King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard, 14th Feb 17
E The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin, 13th Nov 17
M Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, 15th Oct 17
B The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett, 5th Jul 17
E Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, 1st Dec 17
R Refugee, 19th Oct 17
D The Little Book of Feminism by Harriet Dyer, 7th Mar 17
E El Deafo, 5th Mar 18
C Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, 13th Mar 17
E Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, 9th Mar 18
M My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises, 29th Nov 17
B Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, 16th Jul 17
E Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 11th Apr 18
R The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, 8th Nov 17

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Martha (marthais) | 43 comments Birthstones - 82/82
G The Glass Castle, 7th Oct 17
A All the Rebel Women: The Rise of the Fourth Wave of Feminism, 2nd Oct 17
R Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith, 23rd Nov 17
N The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla, 1st Oct 17
E Embroideries, 10th Jun 18
T Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Rise of Alpha Flight by Tara Butters, 1st Dec 17
A Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 19th Nov 17
M With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial by Kathryn Mannix, 31st Dec 17
E The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, 7th Aug 18
T The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, 9th Jan 18
H The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, 14th Jan 18
Y You Had Me At Hello, 20th Dec 18
S The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, 9th Dec 17
T All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class by Tim Shipman, 1st Jul 17

B Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, 4th Oct 17
L Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson, 19th Mar 17
O Old Magic, 8th Aug 17
O The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, 15th Nov 17
D Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, 16th Sep 17
S Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson, 20th Apr 17
T The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, 27th Aug 17
O The One Who Wrote Destiny, 4th Apr 18
N The Wind Singer by William Nicholson, 26th Jul 17
E The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, 19th Jun 18
D The Descent of Man, 29th Apr 17
I I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 13th May 17
A Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, 13th Sep 17
M The Magician's Nephew, 22nd Feb 17
O Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, 5th Jun 18
N Slaves of the Mastery by William Nicholson, 30th Jul 17
D Disgrace, 14th Dec 17
E Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, 15th Oct 18
M Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
E The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic by Emma, 17th Dec 18
R Anthem by Ayn Rand, 28th Feb 17
A Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch, 30th Jan 18
L A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, 29th Jan 18
D Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, 3rd Mar 18
P Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst, 18th Feb 18
E Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 by Esi Edugyan, 24th Oct 18
AHome by Amanda Berriman, 3rd Feb 18
R Meteorite Spoon by Philip Ridley, 2nd Mar 18
L The Last of the Greenwoods, 28th Feb 18
R The Radium Girls, 31st May 18
U Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen, 29th Aug 19
B White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal, 4th Jan 18
Y Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto, 14th Jan 19
P Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny, 30th Oct 17
E What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough by Chidera Eggerue, 20th Dec 18
R Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, 16th Dec 17
I I Am the Messenger, 12th Jul 17
D The Dark, 8th Apr 18
O The Obelisk Gate, 19th Jul 18
T Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
S Small Great Things, 7th Feb 18
A Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, 31st Jan 18
P The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 15th Apr 17
P Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings, 4th Mar 18
H The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, 12th Feb 18
I I Am Not Your Negro, 28th Feb 18
R The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler, 10th Jun 18
E Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives, 17th Feb 19
O The Outsider, 10th Dec 18
P Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, 17th Apr 17
A James Acaster's Classic Scrapes by James Acaster, 14th Feb 18
L Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates, 13th Mar 18
C Caraval, 11th Sep 17
I The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, 23rd Jan 18
T The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, 23rd Apr 18
R Suicide Club by Rachel Heng, 15th Jul 18
I The Immortalists, 16th Mar 18
N Firesong by William Nicholson, 4th Aug 17
E The Ersatz Elevator, 22nd Feb 19
T This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, 22nd May 18
A All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism, 25th Dec 17
N Nina is Not OK, 18th Dec 17
Z Feel Free by Zadie Smith, 15th Feb 18
A Ain't I A Woman, 5th Jan 17
N The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley, 4th Dec 17
I I'll Give You the Sun, 10th May 18
T Truly Madly Guilty, 3rd Jun 18
E Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, 4th May 19

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Martha (marthais) | 43 comments Bonus - 12/12
Garnet - 25th Dec 18

Little Moments of Love by Catana Chetwynd

Amethyst - 16th Dec 18

50 Queers Who Changed the World A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons by Dan Jones

Bloodstone - 9th Dec 18

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) by C.S. Lewis

Diamond - 8th Jun 19

The Ice Princess (Fjällbacka, #1) by Camilla Läckberg

Emerald - 27th Jan 19

Frida Kahlo The Story of Her Life by Vanna Vinci

Pearl - 23rd Aug 17

Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Ruby - 15th Nov 18

Desire Vintage Minis by Haruki Murakami

Peridot - 25th Jan 17

May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes

Sapphire - 4th Feb 17

Men Explain Things to Me and Other Essays by Rebecca Solnit

Opal - 8th Sep 17
I feel like all the pictures that came up on Google are quite different so I've gone with this one

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith

Citrine - 7th Mar 17

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

Tanzanite - 20th Sep 17

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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Good luck Martha :)

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Another gem done!

P - Maximum Ride Forever - James Patterson (3/11/16)
E - How (Not) to Kiss a Toad - Elizabeth A Reeves (17/11/16)
A - Step Back In Time - Ali McNamara (22/11/16)
R - A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas - Rebecca Raisin (3/12/16)
L - Making Lemonade - Kate Langdon (31/10/16)

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Connie N. | 3367 comments Nice job, Caroline!

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Thanks Connie :)

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Finally updating all my spell outs!

A - Cat Among the Pigeons - Agatha Christie (13/10/16)
M - The Christmas Party - Carole Matthews (4/12/16)
E - The Christmas Queen - Elaine Spires (23/12/16)
T - The Traitor's Mark - D.K. Wilson (16/11/16)
H - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (6/10/16)
Y - A Yorkshire Christmas - Kate Hewitt (22/12/16)
S - Somebody tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead - Christiana Miller (17/10/16)
T - Thanks for the Memories - Cecelia Ahern (21/11/16)

M - The Distant Hours - Kate Morton (30/11/16)
A - Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (27/11/16)
R - Rosemary - A Christmas Story - C.N. Williamson (7/12/16)
C - Mayflower Murders - Carolyn McCray (18/11/16)
H - A Hope Christmas Love Story - Julia Williams (23/12/16)

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Connie N. | 3367 comments Congrats, Caroline!

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Thanks :)

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Sunshine✰✰✰ | 456 comments 'GEM OF A BOOK' CHALLENGE
Duration: 4/1/15 - Forever Later
Completed 151/151


J- Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward 4/22/15
A- Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler 7/29/15
N- Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins 5/22/15
U- The Uncanny Valley: Tales from a Lost Town by Gregory Miller 6/4/15
A- Dying Days by Armand Rosamilia 7/31/15
R- Rising by Holly Kelly 4/4/15
Y- In the Face of Death by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro 5/31/15

G- A Whisper of a Butterfly by Jessica Gunter 2/6/16
A- Graveyard Shift by Angela Roquet 8/31/15
R- Blood and Ice by Robert Masello 8/28/15
N- Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler 6/3/16
E- Eyes to See by Joseph Nassise 4/30/15
T- Tall, Dark & Fangsome by Michelle Rowen 4/27/15

F- Blood Cross by Faith Hunter 2/12/16
E- Escape by L.S. O'Dea 5/24/17
B- Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks 7/28/15
R- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 2/14/16
U- Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco 8/5/17
A- The Martian by Andy Weir 4/9/16
R- Stray by Rachel Vincent 6/9/16
Y- Shades of Blood by Samantha Young 9/11/17

A- Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter 5/25/16
M- Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge 10/6/15
E- Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost 2/20/17
T- Tricked by Kevin Hearne 9/10/15
H- Hammered by Kevin Hearne 8/14/15
Y- Blood Past by Samantha Young 5/18/17
S- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 9/9/15
T- The Zombie Wilson Diaries by Timothy W. Long 12/9/15

M- My Dead Body by Charlie Huston 5/15/15
A- A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz 12/11/15
R- Roman Blood by Steven Saylor 12/15/15
C- Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews 4/20/15
H- Hexed by Kevin Hearne 5/11/15

A- The Lost Slipper by Alexa Riley 11/30/16
Q- Quarantined by Joe McKinney 12/13/16
U- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 6/22/16
A- Beauty Sleeps by Alexa Riley 11/17/16
M- My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler 6/26/15
A- Riding Red by Alexa Riley 11/10/16
R- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 3/14/16
I- Invisible by Lorena McCourtney 6/20/16
N- Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler 4/16/17
E- Black & Orange by Benjamin Kane Ethridge 3/18/16

A- Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy 3/24/16
P- Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler 12/21/15
R- Storm Born by Richelle Mead 12/3/15
I- Ill Wind by Rachel Caine 4/9/15
L- Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward 2/20/16

D- Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay 7/24/15
I- The Picture Frame: A Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright 5/30/15
A- A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice 10/31/15
M- The Haunting of Sam Cabot by Mark Edward Hall 7/30/15
O- Outside In by Maria V. Snyder 6/22/15
N- Coraline by Neil Gaiman 12/15/15
D- Blood of the Demon by Diana Rowland 8/25/15

M- Cinder by Marissa Meyer 11/20/15
A- The Seven Whistlers by Amber Benson 4/11/16
Y- Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young 7/27/16

E- The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson 1/23/16
M- Where's the Groom? by Sophie Meyer 7/13/15
E- Incarnation by Emma Cornwall 1/6/16
R- The Ruins by Scott B. Smith 10/22/15
A- The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie 12/31/15
L- Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward 8/18/15
D- The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King 9/18/15

J- Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost 7/20/15
U- Underworld by Greg Cox 11/15/15
N- Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer] 10/15/15
E- Five Glass Slippers by Elisabeth Brown 8/8/15

P- Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine 8/11/16
E- Hatshepsut's Collar by A.W. Exley 9/26/16
A- The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames 9/20/16
R- Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb 11/29/15
L- Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward 10/2/15

J- Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath 10/17/15
U- Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane 1/28/17
L- Fire Watcher by Lilith Saintcrow 8/12/15
Y- You'll Understand When You're Dead by Michele Bardsley 5/3/18

R- Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! by Sara C. Roethle 6/30/16
U- Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 2/1/18
B- Black: The Birth of Evil by Ted Dekker 9/16/15
Y- Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn 8/2/18

A- Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews 2/29/16
U- Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler 2/26/16
G- The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates 1/16/16
U- Unbroken by Phillip Harman 3/5/16
S- Skinwalker by Faith Hunter 9/25/15
T- Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier 5/19/15

P- Pet Sematary by Stephen King 4/6/15
E- Enclave by Ann Aguirre 5/8/15
R- Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland 7/10/15
I- Infected by Scott Sigler 6/18/15
D- Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay 6/10/15
O- Stuff My Stocking by M.J. O'Shea 7/15/15
T- Torn by Stefan Petrucha 7/24/15

S- The Flood by David Sachs 11/12/15
E- The Peeling Omnibus by Iain Rob Wright 7/23/16
P- Blood Memory by Perrin Briar 7/11/16
T- Trapped by Kevin Hearne 10/27/15
E- Evolution by Kelly Carrero 11/20/15
M- Defending Angels by Mary Stanton 11/7/15
B- Bloody Mary by J.A. Konrath 11/17/15
E- Evangeline by E.A. Gottschalk 11/26/15
R- Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead 1/25/16

S- Hot Knights and Fairy Tails by Selena Kitt 11/29/15
A- We'll Always Have Parrots by Donna Andrews 8/26/16
P- The First Patient by Michael Palmer 8/8/16
P- Not Just Gone by Jack Parker 8/4/15
H- Hunted by Kevin Hearne 3/10/16
I- The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu 3/21/16
R- Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory 4/15/15
E- Moseh's Staff by A.W. Exley 12/15/16

O- Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz 10/13/16
C- Congo by Michael Crichton 1/21/16
T- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 12/29/15
O- On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle 11/21/16
B- Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett 12/26/15
E- Nero's Fiddle by A.W. Exley 11/16/16
R- Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells 5/24/16

O- Sweet Magic Song by Olivia Hardin 6/7/16
P- Geist by Philippa Ballantine 7/18/16
A- Animal Kingdom by Iain Rob Wright 1/9/16
L- Cloud Watcher by Lilith Saintcrow 2/19/16

N- In the Blood by Nancy A. Collins 5/28/15
O- One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost 1/2/16
V- Steel by Carrie Vaughn 10/8/15
E- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 2/4/16
M- The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring 11/2/15
B- Fool Moon by Jim Butcher 10/13/15
E- Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley 4/27/16
R- Rusty Nail by J.A. Konrath 2/10/16

T- Trudge by Shawn Chesser 9/22/15
O- On the Edge by Ilona Andrews 9/4/15
P- Snared by Stefan Petrucha 3/6/16
A- At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost 5/1/16
Z- Zombie Fairy Tales: The Complete Collection by Kevin Richey 6/30/15

D- The Dead Zone by Stephen King 3/4/16
E- Ever Shade by Alexia Purdy 1/18/17
C- Shadowland by Meg Cabot 1/28/16
E- Deadly Magic by Elisabeth Crabtree 2/6/17
M- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 12/8/15
B- The Z Club by J.W. Bouchard 1/17/16
E- One for the Money by Janet Evanovich 10/30/15
R- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 2/25/16

Z- The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 7/7/15
I- 2389: A Space Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright 1/29/16
R- Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen 1/31/16
C- Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler 11/4/15
O- Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 1/12/16
N- Paint it Black by Nancy A. Collins 8/21/16

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Welcome to the new thread Sunshine :)

message 37: by Lauren (last edited Jan 05, 2018 06:31AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenv) | 114 comments Gem of a Book Spell Out
Duration: 2/20/17 -

Completed: 179/218

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine, Bloodstone
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
, Moonstone
July - Ruby
August - Peridot, Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Opal, Tourmaline
November - Topaz, Citrine
December - Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite

January 7/7
J The Game of Lives by James Dashner 3/7/17
A Across the Universe 2/21/17
N Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay Newt Scamander (mc) 3/12/17
U The Unbound 2/25/17
A Arthur & George 4/13/17
R The Rule of Thoughts 2/22/17
Y The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy 4/22/17

Garnet 6/6
G Gunner Skale 2/23/17
A The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh 4/23/17
R The Rose & the Dagger 5/19/17
N Sailor Moon SuperS, #4 by Naoko Takeuchi 5/27/17
E Shades of Earth Elder (mc) 6/13/17
T The Titan's Curse 2/23/17

February 8/8
F Furthermore 3/1/17
E The Spymistress Elizabeth Van Lew (mc) 6/18/17
B The Battle of the Labyrinth 3/16/17
R The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan 7/11/17
U The Underground Railroad 3/9/17
A A Monster Calls 4/25/17
R The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan 7/12/17
Y The Last Star by Rick Yancy 5/22/17

Amethyst 8/8
A A Court of Wings and Ruin 5/7/17
M The Mime Order 2/28/17
E Everything, Everything 7/26/17
T A Torch Against the Night 2/26/17
H The Hogwarts Collection 3/2/17
Y Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 6/1/17
S The Secret Garden 2/20/17
T The 5th Horseman 5/9/17

March 5/5
M A Million Suns 3/3/17
A All the Light We Cannot See 5/13/17
R The House of Hades by Rick Riordan 7/13/17
C Caraval 3/10/17
H Hollow City 5/10/17

Aquamarine 10/10
A Codename: Sailor V: Deluxe Edition, #1 Minako Aino (mc) 5/27/17
Q The Queen of the Tearling 5/5/17
U Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja Uzumaki Naruto (mc) 6/18/17
A Heir of Fire Aelin Ashryver (mc) 6/12/17
M The Good Girl by Mary Kubica 3/20/17
A A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 6/21/17
R Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling 7/22/17
I Invasion 4/3/17
N Sailor Moon Stars, #1 by Naoko Takeuchi 5/27/17
E Empire of Storms 8/24/17

Bloodstone 10/10
B 3rd Degree Lindsey Boxer (mc) 4/18/17
L Love Love: A Novel 3/15/17
O The Overton Window 3/30/17
O Of Poseidon 5/4/17
D Dune 4/14/17
S Stella Bain 2/24/17
T Truly Madly Guilty 3/9/17
O Of Triton 5/11/17
N Sailor Moon Stars, #2 by Naoko Takeuchi 5/27/17
E All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 8/24/17

April 5/5
A Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken 6/3/17
P The Princess Bride 4/21/17
R Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling 7/27/17
I I Am Number Four 4/5/17
L The Last Olympian 3/28/17

Diamond 7/7
D Death by Coffee 6/15/17
I In Perfect Time 4/24/17
A The Assassin's Blade 7/1/17
M The Martian Chronicles 3/25/17
O Of Neptune 5/15/17
N Sailor Moon Stars, #3 by Naoko Takeuchi 5/27/17
D The Fever Code by James Dashner 6/22/17

May 3/3
M Mistress of Rome 4/1/17
A Queen of Shadows Aelin Galithynius (mc) 7/5/17
Y The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 8/15/17

Emerald 7/7
E Salt to the Sea Emilia (mc) 9/6/17
M The Martian 4/19/17
E Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich 9/27/17
R In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware 7/27/17
A A Darker Shade of Magic 7/5/17
L Fallen by Lauren Kate
D And I Darken Lada Dragwlya (mc) 7/25/17

message 38: by Lauren (last edited Jan 05, 2018 06:31AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenv) | 114 comments June 4/4
J 4th of July by James Patterson 4/27/17
U Naruto, Vol. 02: The Worst Client Uzumaki Naruto (mc) 6/18/17
N Naruto, Vol. 03: Bridge of Courage 6/18/17
E The End of Oz 9/27/17

Pearl 5/5
P Passenger 5/12/17
E The Circle by Dave Eggers 10/3/17
A The Chemist Alex (mc) 7/25/17
R The Gunslinger Roland (mc) 8/7/17
L Lemon Meringue Pie Murder 5/16/17

Moonstone 8/9
M Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 5/1/17
O One for the Money 6/14/17
O One Dark Throne 10/24/17
N Naruto, Vol. 04: The New Opponents 6/19/17
S Strawberry Shortcake Murder 4/6/17
T The Twin's Daughter 3/13/17
N Naruto, Vol. 05: Exam Hell 6/19/17
E Ever the Hunted 10/14/17

July 4/4
J 7th Heaven by James Patterson 6/6/17
U Naruto, Vol. 06: The Forest of Death Uzumaki Naruto 6/19/17
L Library of Souls 5/18/17
Y You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life 10/15/17

Ruby 3/4
R The Surgeon Jane Rizzoli (mc) 8/9/17
U Naruto, Vol. 07: Orochimaru's Curse Uzumaki Naruto (mc) 6/20/17
B The Black Prism 6/12/17

August 6/6
A The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende 7/21/17
U Naruto, Vol. 08: Life-and-Death Battles Uzumaki Naruto (mc) 6/20/17
G Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman 8/14/17
U Naruto, Vol. 09: Turning the Tables Uzumaki Naruto (mc) 6/20/17
S Scrappy Little Nobody 4/10/17
T Throne of Glass 3/27/17

Peridot 6/7
P The Song Rising Paige Mahoney (mc) 6/28/17
E Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 11/2/17
R Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling 8/12/17
I I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists 5/42/17
D The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 9/29/17
T The 6th Target 5/25/17

Sardonyx 5/8
S Sailor Moon, #11 5/26/17
A Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye 8/4/17
R Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling 8/19/17
D Dead Witch Walking 10/16/17
N Naruto, Vol. 10: A Splendid Ninja 6/21/17

September 9/9
S Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas 5/25/17
E The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer 11/8/17
P The 9th Judgement by James Patterson 8/21/17
T The 8th Confession 6/7/17
E Firebolt Elena Watkins 11/9/17
M Naruto, Vol. 11: Impassioned Efforts by Masashi Kishimoto 6/21/17
B Blueberry Muffin Murder 5/3/17
E Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich 11/28/17
R Ruin and Rising 8/31/17

Sapphire 8/8
S Sailor Moon SuperS, #1 5/27/17
A Shadow and Bone Alina Starkov (mc) 8/27/17
P Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter (mc) 9/4/17
P Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter (mc) 9/12/17
H Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders 6/10/17
I It Ends with Us 6/5/17
R Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling 9/17/17
E Wild Beauty Estrella Nomeolvides (mc) 12/2/17

October 5/7
C The Couple Next Door 3/11/17
T Tower of Dawn 9/16/17
B The Bear and the Nightingale 6/27/17
E An Enchantment of Ravens 12/2/17
R Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling 10/8/17

Opal 3/4
P Peach Cobbler Murder 9/26/17
A Siege and Storm Alina Starkov (mc) 8/29/17
L The Lost Hero 5/23/17

Tourmaline 8/10
T The Tales of Beedle the Bard 10/7/17
U Naruto, Vol. 12: The Great Flight Uzumaki Naruto (mc) 6/21/17
R ReWired 10/29/17
M Naruto, Vol. 13: The Chūnin Exam, Concluded...!! by Masashi Kishimoto 6/21/17
A A Gathering of Shadows 9/29/17
L The Blinding Knife Lightbringer #2 9/10/17
I The Invasion of the Tearling 9/4/17
N Naruto, Vol. 14: Hokage vs. Hokage!! 6/21/17

November 5/8
N Naruto, Vol. 15: Naruto's Ninja Handbook! 6/22/17
V Victoria 5/30/17
M Mr. Mercedes 8/4/17
B The Beauty Myth 10/11/17
R Now I Rise Radu Dracul 11/5/17

Topaz 3/5
T Three Dark Crowns 10/22/17
P The Power of Six 10/4/17
A Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh 9/22/17

Citrine 6/7
C A Court of Mist and Fury 3/16/17
I Atonement by Ian McEwan 9/14/17
T The Broken Eye 11/12/17
R The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz 11/25/17
I Spindle Fire Isabelle (mc) 11/21/17
N These Violent Delights by Victoria Nankung 11/15/17

December 5/8
D A Murder in Time Kendra Donovan (mc) 11/14/17
C Carve the Mark 3/21/17
M My Lady Jane 10/26/17
B The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli 12/12/17
R The Restorer 12/5/17

Turquoise 6/9
T The City of Brass 11/20/17
U The Space Between Us by Thirty Umrigar 9/12/17
R Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey 11/30/17
Q Quidditch Through the Ages 10/7/17
I The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane (mc) 11/14/17
S Sailor Moon SuperS, #2 5/27/17

Lapis Lazuli 7/11
L A Conjuring of Light Lila Bard (mc) 11/24/17
A Gemina by Aime Kaufman 10/27/17
I I Was Anastasia 11/26/17
S Sailor Moon SuperS, #3 5/27/17
A King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard 10/31/17
L Darkfever MacKayla Lane (mc) 12/8/17
I Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews 12/11/17


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Good luck Lauren :)

message 40: by Kim. E. (last edited Dec 05, 2017 06:58AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Gem of a Book- Part One (of 3)
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?

January- Garnet *Completed
J- Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones 1/27/17
A Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17
N- Now You See Me 4/9/17
U- It Ends with Us 2/19/17
A - Anne of Green Gables 5/22/17
R - Rosa Parks 1/14/17
Y - Yes Please 7/29/17

G- The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen 1/28/17
A - All the Missing Girls 6/17/17
R- The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 2/16/17
N- News of the World 3/4/17
E- The Girls by Emma Cline 3/30/17
T- The Pearl 2/21/17

February- Amethyst
F- First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies 2/24/17
E - Eleven 11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944 8/1/17
B- Bossypants 2/17/17
R - Rizzoli & Isles Vanish 9/25/17
U - Undercover 9/1317
A - Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail 7/12/17
R - Romeo and Juliet 4/30/17
Y - You 10/14/17

A - Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 9/1/17
M- A Man Called Ove 2/28/17
E - Every Fifteen Minutes 8/22/17
T- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 4/4/17
H- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 2/10/17
S - Family Ties by Danielle Steel 8/23/17
T- The Taming of the Shrew. 4/30/17

March- Aquamarine
M- The Color Of Water - A Black Man's Tribute To His White Mother by James McBride 3/31/17
A - Amazing Grace 9/5/17
R - Rushing Waters 10/8/17
C- The Color Purple 2/24/17
H- The Handmaid's Tale 2/27/17

A - Anne of Avonlea 10/1/17
Q- How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen 2/11/17
U - Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History 10/7/17
A - Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne 10/1/17
M- Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 3/31/17
A - The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer 10/6/17
R - Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb 10/28/17
I- Impossible 3/15/17
N - The Nightingale 9/11/17
E - Evansville in World War II 10/5/17

April- Diamond
A - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 10/20/17
P - The Princess Diarist 5/3/17
I- I've Got to Talk to Somebody, God 3/20/17
L- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case 1/6/17

D- Dubliners 3/30/17
I - In the Woods 7/1/17
A - A Wrinkle in Time 10/24/17
M - Martha Washington: An American Life 8/8/17
O- One For The Money 2/21/17
N - Night Road 9/19/17
D - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World 5/31/17

message 42: by Kim. E. (last edited Dec 05, 2017 07:30AM) (new)

Kim. E. | 254 comments TLC Gem of a Book- Part Three (of 3)
Start Date: 1/1/17
End Date: ?

September- Sapphire
S - Bared to You by Sylvia Day 8/29/17
P - Pride and Prejudice 10/15/17
T - Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks 10/14/17
M - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 9/27/17
B - Body Double 7/13/17

S - Strawberry Shortcake Murder 7/21/17
A - Ashes to Ashes 11/24/17
P - Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope 10/30/17
P - The Perfect Stranger 11/1/17
H - His Excellency: George Washington 7/27/17
I - Into the Water 8/5/17

October- Opal
O - On Black Sisters Street 7/30/17
C - Charlotte's Web 5/9/17
T - My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor 12/1/17
O - Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher 8/15/17
B - Beartown 7/26/17

O - Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher 8/15/17
P - Pax 11/30/17
L - Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda 9/27/17

November- Citrine
O - Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850 10/21/17
V- The Vagina Monologues 2/5/17
M - Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan 10/9/17
B - Blindsighted 10/8/17

C - Come Sundown 6/26/17
I - Island of the Blue Dolphins 10/2/17
I - Irish Fairy and Folk Tales 11/8/17

December- Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, & Tanzanite
D - Dear Mr. You 11/4/17
C - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder 7/7/17
M - Waiting for the Whales by Sheryl McFarlane 10/20/17
B - Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change by Bonnie Burton 10/25/17

O - One of Us Is Lying 11/2/17
I - In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox 11/13/17
S - The Silver Linings Playbook 9/14/17

L - Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham 10/31/17
S - The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 10/4/17

L - Lincoln in the Bardo 12/3/17
L - The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere 12/4/17


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Good luck Kim :)

message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Good luck Sarah :)

message 45: by Kay (last edited Oct 01, 2017 07:35AM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 485 comments Gem Challenge
Duration: 1/2/17-???
Part 1

January (7/7)
J: Promises, Promises by Josie Bordeaux (Author first name) - 24/9/17
A: Temptation by Design by Andrea Dalling (Author first name) - 10/9/17
N: Love...Under Different Skies by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 8/9/17
U: The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike (Author last name) - 27/6/17
A: Struck by Amanda Carlson (Author first name) - 2/9/17
R: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 6/8/17
Y: Yes, Please by Willow Summers (Title) - 27/9/17

Garnet (6/6)
G: Geisha by Liza Dalby (Title) - 1/7/17
A: The Art of Dying by Vena Cork (Title) - 29/8/17
R: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Author last name)
N: Love... And Sleepless Nights by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 4/9/17
E: Man Candy by Elise Sax (Author first name) - 28/8/17
T: Officer off Limits by Tessa Bailey (Author first name) - 28/8/17

February (8/8)
F: The Fading by Christopher Ransom (Title) - 20/6/17
E: Elfin by Quinn Loftis (Title) - 9/8/17
B: Boys by Scott Semegran (Title) - 16/9/17
R: Mating Instinct by Katie Reus (Author last name) - 14/5/17
U: Up to Date by Susan Hatler (Title) - 28/8/17
A: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Author last name) - 14/7/17
R: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (Author last name) - 25/4/17
Y: The Flowers of War by Geling Yan (Author last name) - 21/4/17

Amethyst (8/8)
A: Art of Cunning by Steffanie Holmes (Title) - 3/7/17
M: Cade by Margery Scott (Author first name) - 23/9/17
E: Erstwhile by H.E. Trent (Title) - 9/7/17
T: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (Title) - 21/6/17
H: A Hoe Lot of Trouble by Heather Webber (Title) - 20/9/17
Y: Taylor Yates - Kiss Across Time by Teal Ceagh (Main character name) - 1/10/17
S: Sister Avenue by Louise Candlish (Title) - 30/9/17
T: Tough Love by Skye Warren (Title) - 17/6/17

March (5/5)
M: Beauty and the Beast by May Sage (Author first name) - 7/9/17
A: Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian (Author last name) - 11/6/17
R: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 9/4/17
C: The Captain of All Pleasures by Kresley Cole (Title) - 16/9/17
H: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Title) - 11/5/17

Aquamarine (10/10)
A: Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Author last name) - 30/5/17
Q: Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn (Author last name) - 12/2/17
U: Under the Full Moon by Lady T.L. Jennings (Title) - 30/9/17
A: Assassin's Creed: Unity by Oliver Bowden (Title) - 27/4/17
M: Masquerade by Laura Lam (Title) - 23/5/17
A: Adventures with Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend by Donna Hall (Title) - 1/4/17
R: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 16/3/17
I: Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood (Title) - 30/3/17
N: Wanted Undead or Alive by Natalie Severine (Author first name) - 2/9/17
E: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Title) - 2/7/17

Bloodstone (10/10)
B: Dracula by Bram Stoker (Author first name) - 7/5/17
L: Lothaire by Kresley Cole (Title) - 15/8/17
O: The Onesies, Fall by Josie Brown (Title) - 8/7/17
O: Zombie Daze by K.E. O'Connor (Author last name) - 6/4/17
D: Lucky Stiff by Deborah Coonts (Author first name) - 26/8/17
S: Swept Away by Kamery Solomon (Title) - 20/7/17
T: Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (Title) - 5/5/17
O: The Obsession by Liliana Lee (Title) - 21/2/17
N: No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole (Title) - 22/7/17
E: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Author first name) - 19/4/17

April (5/5)
A: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Title) - 23/4/17
P: Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Author first name) - 28/5/17
R: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Title) - 5/3/17
I: It's the Apocalypse, Dave: Try to Have Fun by A.R. Wise (Title) - 5/6/17
L: Little Red Riding Hood: Werewolf Slayer by Carl Waters (Title) - 26/6/17

Diamond (7/7)
D: Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts (Author first name) - 15/6/17
I: Reaver by Larissa Ione (Author last name) - 6/7/17
A: The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris (Author first name) - 10/5/17
M: Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead by Christiana Miller (Author last name) - 14/4/17
O: Odysseus: The Oath by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (Title) - 29/6/17
N: Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 tips for fascinating characters by Roz Morris (Title) - 4/2/17
D: Dancer of the Nile by Veronica Scott (Title) - 27/5/17

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Kay M (angeleyes003) | 485 comments Gem Challenge
Duration: 1/2/17-???
Part 2

May (3/3)
M: The Wide Night Sky by Matt Dean (Author first name) - 16/5/17
A: Quarter Past Midnight by C.J. Asher (Author last name) - 11/7/17
Y: You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper (Title) - 12/11/17

Emerald (7/7)
E: Ecstasy by Chloe Parks (Title) - 27/6/17
M: Wild Angel by Miriam Minger (Author last name) - 2/3/17
E: Going Down by Elise Sax (Author first name) - 27/8/17
R: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 15/2/17
A: Anna - Menage: Image It by Kathleen Hope (Main character name) - 3/9/17
L: The Vengeful Husband by Lynne Graham (Author first name) - 24/6/17
D: The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett (Title) - 1/5/17

June (4/4)
J: Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey (Title) - 4/6/17
U: Unbind Me: Prequel to Risk Me by Bella Love-Wins (Title) - 12/11/17
N: The Phoenix Ascent by Nathan M. Farrugia (Author first name) - 25/6/17
E: Ella - Menage: Friends with Benefits by Kathleen Hope (Main character name) - 29/8/17

Pearl (5/5)
P: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (Title) - 12/3/17
E: Elton D Philpotts - Deep Space Accountant by Mjke Wood (Main character name) - 6/9/17
A: Andy Smithson - Blast of the Dragon's Fury by L.R.W. Lee (Main character name) - 22/9/17
R: Matilda by Roald Dahl (Author last name) - 17/3/17
L: Fighting Temptation by K.C. Lynn (Author last name) - 8/6/17

Moonstone (9/9)
M: Fugitive Bride by Miranda Lee (Author first name) - 11/4/17
O: Odysseus: The Return: Book 2 by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (Title) - 17/6/17
O: Champagne and Lemon Drops by Jean Oram (Author last name) - 5/8/17
N: Scotland Lovers - Book 1 by Nadine Travers (Author first name) - 16/9/17
S: Stranded by J.C. Valentine (Title) - 7/4/17
T: The Herring Seller's Apprentice by L.C. Tyler (Author last name) - 26/3/17
O: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Title) - 16/9/17
N: Love... From Both Sides by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 5/10/17
E: Lobsters by Tom Ellen (Author last name) - 1/10/17

July (4/4)
J: The Frog Prince by Jenni James (Author last name) - 4/6/17
U: Unmasked: Volume One by Cassia Leo (Title) - 18/11/17
L: Wait for You by J. Lynn (Author last name) - 16/4/17
Y: Year of the Mountain Lion by Maria E. Schneider (Title) - 23/2/18

Ruby (4/4)
R: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 20/5/17
U: Uilleam MacRieve - MacRieve by Kresley Cole (Main character name) - 1/12/17
B: Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne (Author last name) - 30/4/17
Y: A Christmas Vow Of Seduction by Maisey Yates (Author last name) - 17/3/18

August (6/6)
A: Amanda Bryant - Mastered by Her Mates by Grace Goodwin (Main character name) - 25/9/17
U: Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds (Title) - 7/12/17
G: Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Author last name) - 8/4/17
U: Unwrapping The Castelli Secret by Caitlin Crews (Title) - 28/3/18
S: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls (Title) - 2/4/17
T: Triple Trouble by Cari Quinn (Title) - 1/6/17

Peridot (7/7)
P: Paper Towns by John Green (Title) - 8/10/17
E: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (Author first name) - 15/10/17
R: Forever Innocent by Deanna Roy (Author last name) - 5/2/17
I: If You Desire by Kresley Cole (Title) - 10/9/17
D: A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii by Stephanie Dray (Title) - 9/2/17
O: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Author last name) - 16/10/17
T: Head for the Edge, Keep Walking by Kate Tough (Author last name) - 11/6/17

S: Shadow's Seduction by Kresley Cole (Title) - 18/3/17
A: Freed by Amanda Carlson (Author first name) - 7/10/17
R: Switching Hour by Robyn Peterman (Author first name) - 13/10/17
D: 50 Haiku by David Francis Jeffery (Author first name) - 22/2/17
O: Wild Irish Heart by Tricia O'Malley (Author last name) - 19/10/17
N: The Billionaire's Secret Wife by Nadia Lee (Author first name) - 12/10/17
X: Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! by Sara C. Roethle (Title) - 29/5/17

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Kay M (angeleyes003) | 485 comments Gem Challenge
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Part 3

September (9/9)
S: The Princess & the Penis by R.J. Silver (Author last name) - 4/3/17
E: Edge of Glory by Magan Vernon (Title) - 5/11/17
P: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole (Title) - 10/10/17
T: Make Me by Tessa Bailey (Author first name) - 22/6/17
E: Wishing for You by Elizabeth Langston (Author first name) - 9/11/17
M: The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean (Author last name) - 19/2/17
B: Bloodline by Kate Cary (Title) - 13/5/17
E: Exiled by Amanda Carlson (Title) - 8/11/17
R: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 28/10/17

Sapphire (8/8)
S: Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole (Title) - 11/2/17
A: All for You by Kate Perry (Title) - 17/10/17
P: A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS by Patrice Wilton (Author first name) - 16/12/17
P: Protecting What's Theirs by Tessa Bailey (Title) - 16/12/17
H: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Title) - 3/2/17
I: If You Deceive by Kresley Cole (Title) - 24/10/17
R: Rikki by Abigail Strom (Title) - 11/11/17
E: Ebenezer Scrooge - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Main character name) - 14/12/17

October (7/7)
O: One Perfect Night by Bella Andre (Title) - 21/10/17
C: Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole (Author last name) - 4/5/17
T: Thorn's Challenge by Brenda Jackson (Title) - 28/11/17
O: One Night with Hemsworth by Eden Finley (Title) - 19/12/17
B: Super Awkward by Beth Garrod (Author first name) - 19/8/17
E: Blizzard of Love by Erin Wright (Author first name) - 24/12/17
R: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 15/11/17

Opal (4/4)
O: Only for Him by Cristin Harber (Title) - 27/12/17
P: A Thousand Fiendish Angels: Stories Inspired By Dante's Inferno by J.F. Penn (Author last name) - 13/1/18
A: Strawberry Cream Cupcake & Murder by Ann S. Marie (Author first name) - 25/11/17
L: Luna the Autobiography of a Super Cat by Luna Challis (Title) - 4/3/17

Tourmaline (10/10)
T: Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey (Author first name) - 17/12/17
O: Ove Lindahl - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Main character name) - 19/1/18
U: The Unmumsy Mum Diary by Sarah Turner (Title) - 6/4/18
R: Fortune Redding - Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon (Main character last name) - 20/11/17
M: Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin (Author last name) - 23/5/17
A: All Against All by Nathan Allen (Title) - 4/12/17
L: 50 Ways To Find A Lover by Lucy-Anne Holmes (Author first name) - 10/3/17
I: If You Dare by Kresley Cole (Title) - 27/11/17
N: Love Among The Stars by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 29/11/17
E: Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt (Author first name) - 26/12/17

November (8/8)
N: Nikolai Wroth - The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (Main character name) - 4/11/17
O: Oliver Mellors - Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (Main character name) - 27/1/18
V: A Magical Shift by Vella Day (Author first name) - 11/10/17
E: Hannah Estmond - Keeper of the Peace by Jennifer Malone Wright (Main character name) - 6/1/18
M: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (Author first name) - 3/7/17
B: Breakaway by Catherine Gayle (Title) - 4/10/17
E: Lucy Estmond - Keeper vs. Reaper by Jennifer Malone Wright (Main character name) - 9/1/18
R: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Title) - 3/12/17

Topaz (5/5)
T: The Texas Brands - The Littlest Cowboy by Maggie Shayne (Series name) - 27/12/17
O: Olivia Estmond - Keeper Under Fire by Jennifer Malone Wright (Main character name) - 10/2/18
P: Patroclus - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Main character name) - 17/1/18
A: Nix & Nox: A Paranormal Erotic Quickie : Volume 1 by Angela Chance (Author first name) - 30/11/17
Z: The Girl Below by Bianca Zander (Author last name) - 16/6/17

Citrine (7/7)
C: The Wish List by Jane Costello (Author last name) - 17/2/17
I: In Too Deep by Mara Jacobs (Title) - 23/12/17
T: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (Title) - 17/2/18
R: Random - Merry Random Christmas by Julia Kent (Series name) - 18/12/17
I: Immortals After Dark - Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole (Series name) - 24/12/17
N: The Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophie Hart (Title) - 11/12/17
E: Eden Rising by Andrew Cunningham (Title) - 17/2/18

December (8/8)
D: Servant of the Sun by Dena Celeste (Author first name) - 2/4/17
E: Explosive Engagement by Lisa Childs (Title) - 24/2/18
C: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Title) - 19/11/17
E: Eden Lost by Andrew Cunningham (Title) - 13/3/18
M: A Little Harmless Sex by Melissa Schroeder (Author first name) - 7/8/17
B: Girl in the Red Hood by Brittany Fichter (Author first name) - 31/12/17
E: Eden's Legacy by Andrew Cunningham (Title) - 14/3/18
R: Special Offers by M.L. Ryan (Author last name) - 27/12/17

T: Star of Wonder by Tracy L. Higley (Author first name) - 18/2/18
R: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Title) - 7/1/18
Q: Queen's Heart by Regina Wolfe (Title) - 26/2/18
O: Wings on Fire ~ Falling by Ann Omasta (Author last name) - 12/3/18
I: Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R. Winters (Title) - 29/12/17
S: Shopaholic on Honeymoon by Sophie Kinsella (Title) - 4/2/17
E: Eperitus - King of Ithaca by Glyn Iliffe (Main character name) - 13/4/18

Lapis Lazuli (11/11)
L: Cursed by Stephen Leather (Author last name) - 28/9/17
A: Jaxson by Alisa Woods (Author first name) - 10/12/17
P: Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Author first name) - 5/2/18
I: Immortals After Dark - Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole (Series name) - 3/2/18
S: Seductive Reasoning: A Novella by Dimpra Kaleem (Title) - 18/6/17

L: Winter Eve by Lia Davis (Author first name) - 21/10/17
A: Aika Fujiwara - Ghosts and Grudges: a Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy by Jasmine Walt (Main character name) - 21/1/18
Z: Gnome on the Range by Jennifer Zane (Author last name) - 18/11/17
U: Undercover Warrior by Aimée Thurlo (Title) - 6/3/18
L: The Lion's Share by Karin Shah (Title) - 17/12/17
I: Immortals After Dark - A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (Series name) - 23/2/18

Tanzanite (9/9)
T: Nouschka Tremblay - The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill (Main character name) - 2/4/18
A: How to Be Confident by Anna Barnes (Author first name) - 11/2/18
N: Naughty Mummy and the Bad Anniversary by Mummies Anonymous (Title) - 16/12/17
Z: Z-Minus I by Perrin Briar (Title) - 16/1/18
A: The Art of Halo 5: Guardians by Anonymous (Title) - 31/1/18
N: Fat Chance by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 18/1/18
I: Inspector Chen Cao - The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong (Series name) - 7/3/18
T: Trouble in Mudbug by Jana Deleon (Title) - 7/3/18
E: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Your Toolkit to Modify Mood, Overcome Obstructions and Improve Your Life by Elaine Iljon Foreman (Author first name) - 11/2/18

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January (7/7)
J: Promises, Promises by Josie Bordeaux (Author first name) - 24/9/17
A: Temptation by Design by Andrea Dalling (Author first name) - 10/9/17
N: Love...Under Different Skies by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 8/9/17
U: The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike (Author last name) - 27/6/17
A: Struck by Amanda Carlson (Author first name) - 2/9/17
R: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 6/8/17
Y: Yes, Please by Willow Summers (Title) - 27/9/17

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Kay M (angeleyes003) | 485 comments Finished another one!

Garnet (6/6)
G: Geisha by Liza Dalby (Title) - 1/7/17
A: The Art of Dying by Vena Cork (Title) - 29/8/17
R: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Author last name)
N: Love... And Sleepless Nights by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 4/9/17
E: Man Candy by Elise Sax (Author first name) - 28/8/17
T: Officer off Limits by Tessa Bailey (Author first name) - 28/8/17

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Fantastic Kay!

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