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message 1: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Jan 13, 2017 12:43PM) (new)

MountainKat | 8759 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name.
Fun Facts about Jennifer:
★Jennifer Haymore grew up in Hawaii where she surfed, sailed, raced bicycles and even learned to fly.
★ She published her first novel in 2008.
★ She primarily writes Historical Romance, but also some Contemporary Romance.
★ Jennifer lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.
So you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery.

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!

You can choose 3, 5, 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s.

Upon completion, please repost your challenge as it helps when updating, you may update your original challenge as or go or repost if you choose.

Happy Reading!!


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MountainKat | 8759 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge


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MountainKat | 8759 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge


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MountainKat | 8759 comments And I'm in! For all 10 - things will slow down again in the New Year - right?!


message 5: by Bookchaser (last edited Jan 01, 2017 05:22PM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1572 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge


0/10 Completed

01. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.
Just for Fun by Rosalind James
OR
The Laird by Juliana Garnett
OR
Splendid by Julia Quinn
02. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year.
Love Once & Forever by Flora Speer
OR
Wulfe Untamed by Pamela Palmer
OR
Just A Taste by Deirdre Martin
03. Featured Author Challenge ~ Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by Jennifer Haymore or by any author with her first or last name.
You may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.
The Deed by Lynsay Sands
OR
Only a Kiss by Mary Balogh
OR
Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
04. New Year's Day (January 1): Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

OR
Delectable by Adrianne Lee
05. Fruitcake Toss Day (January 3): Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.

06. Cuddle Up Day (January 6): Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!
Come A Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre
OR
Defending Hearts by Shannon Stacey
OR
The Best of Me by Elisabeth Barrett
07. Male Watcher's Day (January 8): Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!
Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey
OR
Her Wild Hero by Paige Tyler
OR
Love Blooms on Main Street by Olivia Miles
08. Friday the 13th (January 13): Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery.
Wild Things by Jennifer Ashley
OR
Heart Legacy by Robin D. Owens
OR
Darkness Torn Asunder by Alexis Morgan
09. Punch the Clock Day (January 27th): Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.
Swan Point by Sherryl Woods
OR
Fire Me Up by Kimberly Kincaid
OR
Whisper Falls by Toni Blake
10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
A Soldier's Heart by Alexis Morgan


XXX Just for Fun (Escape to New Zealand, #4) by Rosalind JamesXXX The Laird by Juliana GarnettXXX Splendid (The Splendid Trilogy, #1) by Julia QuinnXXX Love Once & Forever by Flora SpeerXXX Wulfe Untamed (Feral Warriors, #8) by Pamela PalmerXXX Just A Taste (New York Blades, #6) by Deirdre MartinXXX The Deed (Deed, #1) by Lynsay SandsXXX Only a Kiss (The Survivors' Club, #6) by Mary BaloghXXX Slightly Dangerous (Bedwyn Saga, #6) by Mary BaloghXXX Delectable (Big Sky Pie #1) by Adrianne LeeXXX Come A Little Bit Closer (San Francisco Sullivans, #7; The Sullivans, #7) by Bella AndreXXX Defending Hearts (Boys of Fall, #2) by Shannon StaceyXXX The Best of Me (Return to Briarwood, #2) by Elisabeth BarrettXXX Controlled Burn (Boston Fire, #2) by Shannon StaceyXXX Her Wild Hero (X-Ops, #3) by Paige TylerXXX Love Blooms on Main Street (Briar Creek, #4) by Olivia MilesXXX Wild Things (Shifters Unbound, #7.75) by Jennifer AshleyXXX Heart Legacy (Celta's Heartmates, #14) by Robin D. OwensXXX Darkness Torn Asunder (Paladins of Darkness, #9.5) by Alexis MorganXXX Swan Point (The Sweet Magnolias #11) by Sherryl WoodsXXX Fire Me Up (Pine Mountain, #4) by Kimberly KincaidXXX Whisper Falls (Destiny, #3) by Toni BlakeXXX A Soldier's Heart (Snowberry Creek, #0.5) by Alexis MorganXXX


message 6: by JoAnne (last edited Jan 27, 2017 04:48PM) (new)

JoAnne | 930 comments RRRC 2017 January Monthly Challenge
10/10


1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J'
Jordan's Return Samantha Chase 1/7/17

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year
Dirty Sexy Saint Carly Phillips 1/20/17

3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book that has children in it.
31 Days of Summer C.J. Fallowfield 1/12/17

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release.
They're Playing Our Song Carole Bayer Sager 1/8/17

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters.
Fighting for Flight J.B. Salsbury 1/27/17

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with a kiss on the cover.
Complicate Me (The Good Ol' Boys, #1) by M. Robinson Complicate Me M. Robinson 1/4/17

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!
Lancelot of the Pines (Louisiana Knights, #1) by Jennifer Blake Lancelot of the Pines Jennifer Blake 1/1/17

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance
Broken Kelley Armstrong 1/14/17

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.
Vivid Jessica Wilde 1/15/17

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
After the Kiss Lauren Layne 1/13/17


message 7: by Sandra (last edited Jan 19, 2017 02:59PM) (new)

Sandra | 455 comments Im in!

J is for Jan - The Jersey Vignettes - Bethany-Kris - 3 JAN
Published in Jan - Lethal Game - Katie Reus - 15 JAN
Featured author - The Reunion - Jennifer Haymore - 5 JAN
New author - Redesigned - Denise Grover Swank - 19 JAN
Funny story - Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella - 3 JAN
Embrace/kiss on the cover - Fated for Love - Melissa Foster - 12 JAN
Good looking man - Womanizer - Katy Evans - 1 JAN
PNR book - Lover Eternal - J.R. Ward - 19 JAN
Working class character - Break It Up - E.M. Tippetts - 16 JAN
Readers choice - Touched by the Boss - Hazel Kelly - 15 JAN

The Jersey Vignettes A Russian Guns Novella (The Russian Guns, #6) by Bethany-Kris Lethal Game (Red Stone Security, #15) by Katie Reus The Reunion (Sugar Cay #2) by Jennifer Haymore Redesigned (Off the Subject, #2) by Denise Grover Swank Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1) by Sophie Kinsella Fated for Love (The Bradens at Trusty #2; The Bradens #8; Love in Bloom #17) by Melissa Foster Womanizer (Manwhore, #4) by Katy Evans Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Break It Up (Someone Else's Fairytale, #3) by E.M. Tippetts Touched by the Boss (Tempted #2) by Hazel Kelly


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Susan (Scoutmomskf) | 1327 comments I'm in :-)


message 9: by NayNay (last edited Jan 14, 2017 10:22AM) (new)

NayNay Romance Readers Reading January Monthly Challenge
Duration:
January 1/17 - January 31/16

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.
Hillbilly Elegy A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. VanceHillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 01/13/17 *****

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year.
Shifter's Heart (The Hills, #1) by Sarah J. StoneShifter's Heart by Sarah J. Stone 01/14/17 **** (Jan 6, 2017)

3. - you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.
Wife Number Seven (The Compound, #1) by Melissa BrownWife Number Seven by Melissa Brown 01/02/17 *** (kids)

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.
No Reservations (Special Ops Tribute Book 1) by Kate AsterNo Reservations by Kate Aster 01/07/17 ****

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.
My Savior (Bewitched and Bewildered, #4) by Alanea AlderMy Savior by Alanea Alder 01/09/17 ****

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!
Mariana by Susanna KearsleyMariana by Susanna Kearsley 01/03/17 *****

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!
The Hero (Sons of Texas, #1) by Donna GrantThe Hero by Donna Grant 01/11/17 ***

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery.
Ashes to Ashes (Kovac and Liska, #1) by Tami HoagAshes to Ashes by Tami Hoag 01/06/17 ****

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.
Strong Enough (Special Ops Tribute Book 2) by Kate AsterStrong Enough by Kate Aster 01/07/17 ****

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
All the Dead Girls (Graveyard Falls, #3) by Rita HerronAll The Dead Girls by Melinda Leigh 01/01/17 ****


message 10: by Cerys (last edited Jan 23, 2017 04:46AM) (new)

Cerys (cam2690) | 31 comments I'm in! ...5/10


1. 'J' is January: The Black Room - Jasinda Wilder 4/1

2. Happy Anniversary: Bookends - Jane Green 13/1

3. Featured Author Challenge:

4. New Year's Day: If I Break - Portia Moore 16/1

5. Fruitcake Toss Day:

6. Cuddle Up Day:

7. Male Watcher's Day: Rush Beth Yarnall 8/1

8. Friday to the 13th:

9. Punch the Clock Day:

10. Reader's Choice: Wallbanger Alice Clayton 10/1

The Black Room Series Collection (The Black Room #1-8) by Jasinda Wilder Bookends by Jane Green[3] If I Break (If I Break, #1) by Portia Moore[5][6] Rush (Pleasure at Home, #1) by Beth Yarnall[8][9] Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton


message 11: by Connie N. (last edited Jan 31, 2017 05:07PM) (new)

Connie N. | 763 comments I always try for all 10, but we'll see how far I can get this month:

2017 January Monthly Challenge
Timeframe: 1/1/17 to 1/31/17
9/10

1. 'J' is January - Author 1st name starts with J - Author Janet Evanovich - Full Blast - 1/3/17 ♥♥♥♥

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Ocean on cover - The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland - 1/12/17 ♥♥♥♥
The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland

4. New Year's Day - January 1 - New-to-you author - Author Megan Miranda - All the Missing Girls - 1/9/17 ♥♥♥

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3 - Wacky characters AND a funny story - Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich - 1/4/17 ♥♥♥♥♥

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Embrace/kiss on cover - A Taste of Sake by Heather Heyford - 1/7/17 ♥♥♥♥
A Taste of Sake (The Napa Wine Heiresses, #4) by Heather Heyford

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - Good looking man on the cover - The Deal by Elle Kennedy - 1/8/17 ♥♥♥♥♥
The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Involves a mystery - Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson - 1/11/17 ♥♥♥♥

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th - Working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock' - construction workers - Naked by Gina Gordon - 1/21/17 ♥♥♥

10. Reader's Choice – Any book - The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr - 1/13/17 ♥♥♥♥

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda Full Blast (Full #4) by Janet Evanovich Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18) by Janet Evanovich A Taste of Sake (The Napa Wine Heiresses, #4) by Heather Heyford Dying for Chocolate (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #2) by Diane Mott Davidson Naked (Body & Soul, #1) by Gina Gordon The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr


message 12: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 01, 2017 07:22AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3024 comments January Monthly Challenge

READ: 10/10

✔1. 'J' is January: Venom - Jennifer Estep 1/21

✔2. Happy Anniversary: The Beekeeper's Ball - Susan Wiggs (pub Jan 1, 2014) 1/12

✔3. Featured Author Challenge: Some Like It Scot - Suzanne Enoch (historical romance) 1/8

✔4. New Year's Day: Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood 1/2

✔5. Fruitcake Toss Day: The Curse of Tenth Grave - Darynda Jones (funny/wacky heroine) 1/11

✔6. Cuddle Up Day: Offside - Juliana Stone 1/29

✔7. Male Watcher's Day: Storm's Heart - Thea Harrison 1/30

✔8. Friday to the 13th: Midnight's Master - Donna Grant 1/28

✔9. Punch the Clock Day: I Think I Love You - Stephanie Bond (two of the three MCs work) 1/14

✔10. Reader's Choice: Stolen Songbird - Danielle Jensen 1/3

Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3) by Jennifer Estep The Beekeeper's Ball (Bella Vista Chronicles, #2) by Susan Wiggs Some Like It Scot (Scandalous Highlanders, #4) by Suzanne Enoch Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones Offside (The Barker Triplets, #1) by Juliana Stone Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison Midnight's Master (Dark Warriors, #1) by Donna Grant I Think I Love You by Stephanie Bond Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• | 294 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge

Completed 10/10


✔ 1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.

So Speaks the Heart (Avon Historical Romance) by Johanna Lindsey by Johanna Lindsey - 04/01/2017

✔ 2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year (Connie N.)

Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1) by Emily Giffin by Emily Giffin - 01/01/2017

✔ 3. Featured Author Challenge ~ Jennifer Haymore: Read a book that is shelved as Historical Romance

The Heir and the Spare (Negligent Chaperone, #1) by Maya Rodale by Maya Rodale - 02/01/2017

✔ 4. New Year's Day (January 1): Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release.

Lord of the Privateers (The Adventurers Quartet, #4) by Stephanie Laurens by Stephanie Laurens - 14/01/2017

✔ 5. Fruitcake Toss Day (January 3): Read a book with wacky characters

Pleasure and Purpose (Order of Solace, #1) by Megan Hart by Megan Hart - 05/01/2017

✔ 6. Cuddle Up Day (January 6): Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover.

Defy the Dawn (Midnight Breed, #14) by Lara Adrian by Lara Adrian - 03/01/2017

✔ 7. Male Watcher's Day (January 8): Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #14) by J.R. Ward by J.R. Ward - 08/01/2017

✔ 8. Friday the 13th (January 13): Read a Paranormal Romance

Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9) by Nalini Singh by Nalini Singh - 07/01/2017

✔ 9. Punch the Clock Day (January 27th): Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

Unexpected (Silver Creek, #1) by Maisey Yates by Maisey Yates - 08/01/2017

✔ 10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing

Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel, #2) by Emily Giffin by Emily Giffin - 01/01/2017


message 14: by Lily (last edited Feb 19, 2017 12:46PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 183 comments 10/10 ~ finished Jan 27th


'J' is January ~ July: Vintage by Jamie Craig ~ 1/18/17 ~ 3★

Happy Anniversary ~ Will & Patrick Fight Their Feelings by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths ~ 1/16/17 ~ 4★

Featured Author Challenge ~ Viscount's Wager by Ava March ~ 1/16/17 ~ 3.5★

New Year's Day ~ Making It Work by Sean Michael ~ 1/23/17 ~ 3.5★

Fruitcake Toss Day ~ Femme by Marshall Thornton ~ 1/6/17 ~ 3.5★

Cuddle Up Day ~ The Arrangement by Felice Stevens ~ 1/16/17 ~ 4★

Male Watcher's Day ~ David, Renewed by Diana Copland ~ 1/5/17 ~ 4★

Friday to the 13th ~ The Arranged Omega by M.H. Silver ~ 1/27/17 ~ 3★

Punch the Clock Day ~ Knave of Broken Hearts by Tara Lain ~ 1/20/17 ~ 3.5★

Reader's Choice ~ Scorch by Wolf Specter ~ 1/21/17 ~ 3.5★


message 15: by Tammie (last edited Jan 15, 2017 05:32AM) (new)

Tammie | 982 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge

Read:
10/10

1. 'J' is January: Rules of Contact, Jaci Burton ★★★★ 1/5
2. Happy Anniversary - Angela’s Shelf: At Peace, Kristen Ashley ★★★★★ 1/4
3. FAC – Children: Harvest Moon, Robyn Carr ★★★★★ 1/2
4. New Year's Day – New Author to me: Come Monday, Mari Carr ★★★★ 1/1
5. Fruitcake Toss Day: First Star I See Tonight, Susan Elizabeth Phillips ★★★★ 1/8
6. Cuddle Up Day - Embrace on cover: All I Ever Need Is You, Bella Andre ★★★★ 1/7
7. Male Watcher's Day: Flat-Out Sexy, Erin McCarthy ★★★★ 1/10
8. Friday to the 13th - PNR: Dreams of a Dark Warrior, Kresley Cole ★★★★ 1/6
9. Punch the Clock Day: Kill and Tell, Linda Howard ★★★★ 1/11
10. Reader's Choice: A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Diana Gabaldon ★★★★★ 1/15
Rules of Contact (Play by Play, #12) by Jaci Burton At Peace (The 'Burg, #2) by Kristen Ashley Harvest Moon (Virgin River, #13) by Robyn Carr Come Monday (Wild Irish #1) by Mari Carr First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips All I Ever Need Is You (Seattle Sullivans #6; The Sullivans #14) by Bella Andre Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1) by Erin McCarthy Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark #11) by Kresley Cole Kill and Tell (CIA Spies, #1) by Linda Howard A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon


message 16: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Apr 08, 2017 07:10PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 884 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'. Majoring In Murder, Jessica Fletcher...04.08.2017

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, darynda jones...03.01.2017 (
Jan, 2017)

3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name.

Fun Facts about Jennifer:
★Jennifer Haymore grew up in Hawaii where she surfed, sailed, raced bicycles and even learned to fly.
★ She published her first novel in 2008.
★ She primarily writes Historical Romance, but also some Contemporary Romance.
★ Jennifer lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.
So you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3:Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story. Turbo Twenty-Three, janet evanovich...01.10.2017

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6:Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under! The Painted Veil, w. somerset maugham...01.04.2017

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery. Archangel's Heart, nalini singh...02.17.2017

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham, Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum, #23) by Janet Evanovich, Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9) by Nalini Singh Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11) by Darynda Jones Majoring In Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #19) by Jessica Fletcher


message 17: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Jan 30, 2017 04:16PM) (new)

Danielle Gypsy Soul (AFDanielleT) | 334 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge
Timeframe: 1/1/17 to 1/31/17

Read 10/10


1. 'J' is January: Justice Ascending 1/22 ★★★★★

2. Happy Anniversary: At Close Range 1/29 ★★★★★

3. Featured Author Challenge: Fractured 1/8 ★★★★

4. New Year's Day: A Merciful Death 1/15 ★★★

5. Fruitcake Toss Day: Fierce & Fabulous 1/17 ★★★

6. Cuddle Up Day: Consumed 1/5 ★★★★

7. Male Watcher's Day: Aced 1/16 ★★★★★

8. Friday to the 13th: You Belong to Me 1/20 ★★★★★

9. Punch the Clock Day: Devil's Mark 1/2 ★★★★

10. Reader's Choice: Cold Secrets 1/28 ★★★★★

Justice Ascending (The Scorpius Syndrome, #3) by Rebecca Zanetti At Close Range (Tracers, #11) by Laura Griffin Fractured (Deep in Your Veins, #5) by Suzanne Wright A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1) by Kendra Elliot Fierce & Fabulous (Sassy Boyz, #1) by Elizabeth Varlet Consumed (Deep in Your Veins, #4) by Suzanne Wright Aced (PresLocke, #1) by Ella Frank You Belong to Me (Romantic Suspense, #12; Baltimore, #1) by Karen Rose Devil's Mark (The Devil's Keepers, #2) by Megan Crane Cold Secrets (Cold Justice, #7) by Toni Anderson


message 18: by Katie (last edited Jan 21, 2017 08:13PM) (new)

Katie | 1948 comments RRRC: January Monthly Challenge
10/10 read


1. 'J' is January: J Lynn - Frigid - 1/10
2. Happy Anniversary: Mercury Striking - 1/9
3. Featured Author Challenge: Jennifer Crusie - It Must Be Christmas: Three Holiday Stories - 1/10
4. New Year's Day: Blame It on the Mistletoe - 1/3
5. Fruitcake Toss Day: Anything but Minor - 1/9
6. Cuddle Up Day: Unleashed Temptation - 1/18
7. Male Watcher's Day: Worth the Fight - 1/19
8. Friday to the 13th: Deeply, Desperately - 1/21
9. Punch the Clock Day: Delicious - 1/21
10. Reader's Choice: Rookie Move - 1/3


message 19: by Camille (last edited Jan 25, 2017 08:22PM) (new)

Camille | 143 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge
Completed: 10/10

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.:
Train's Clash by Jamie Begley, 3 stars, finished 1/9/17
2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year:
Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair, 5 stars, finished 1/15/17. On the list of Yz the Whyz who joined 1/12//2009
Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore:
The Devil's Pearl by Jennifer Haymore, 3 stars, finished 1/25/17
4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.:
Wednesday by Kendall Ryan, 3 stars, finished 1/11/17
5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3:
Storm and Silence by Robert Thier, 4 stars, finished 1/15/17
6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6:
Conviction by Nicole Edwards,4 stars, finished 1/2/17
7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8:
Addicted by Nicole Edwards, 4 stars, finished 1/3/17
8. Friday to the 13th - January 13:
Here Kitty, Kitty! by Shelly Laurenston, 4 stars, finished 1/2/17
9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock':
Step Beast by Selena Kitt, 5 stars, finished 1/21/17
10. Reader's Choice:
Torn from You by Nashoda Rose, 4 stars, finished 1/3/17

Here Kitty, Kitty! (Magnus Pack, #3) by Shelly Laurenston Torn from You (Tear Asunder, #1) by Nashoda Rose Conviction (Club Destiny, #1) by Nicole Edwards Addicted (Club Destiny, #2.5) by Nicole Edwards Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands, #1) by Cherise Sinclair Train's Clash (The Last Riders, #9) by Jamie Begley Wednesday by Kendall Ryan Storm and Silence (Storm and Silence, #1) by Robert Thier Step Beast by Selena Kitt The Devil's Pearl (House of Trent, #0.5) by Jennifer Haymore


message 20: by Mojca (new)

Mojca | 1193 comments Me, me, me. ;)


message 21: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 973 comments i'm in!


message 22: by Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (last edited Jan 19, 2017 03:40AM) (new)

Tink Magoo is bad at reviews (TinkMagoo) | 359 comments 6/10 read

✔ 1. 'J' is January: How (Not) to Fall in Love - 11th January ★★★★½
✔ 2. Happy Anniversary: Surrounded by Secrets - 2nd January ★★★★
✔ 3. Featured Author Challenge: The Beast of Clan Kincaid - 5th January ★★★★★
✔ 4. New Year's Day: The Raven Boys - 1st January ★★★
✔ 5. Fruitcake Toss Day: Optimists Die First - 18th January ★★★★★
6. Cuddle Up Day:
✔ 7. Male Watcher's Day: Play - 7th January ★★★★½
8. Friday to the 13th: Rhapsodic
9. Punch the Clock Day:
10. Reader's Choice:

How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts Surrounded by Secrets (Woods Family, #4) by Mandy Harbin The Beast of Clan Kincaid (Highland Warrior #1) by Lily Blackwood The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen* Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott Rhapsodic (The Bargainer, #1) by Laura Thalassa**


message 23: by Andrew (new)

Andrew (DrewGrigaliunas) | 54 comments Hello all. I cannot wait to start this challenge!! Here are my choices:

1) Widow’s Web (Elemental Assassin, #7) by Jennifer Estep Widow's Web by Jennifer Estep.

3) Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan Sisters, #1) by Jennifer Haymore Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore

4) Her Perfect Mate (X-Ops, #1) by Paige Tyler Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler

6) White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout

7) A Blood Seduction (Vamp City, #1) by Pamela Palmer A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer

8) Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

10) Witch Fire (Elemental Witches, #1) by Anya Bast Witch Fire by Anya Bast

Good luck everyone!!

I also would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season!!

--Drew


message 24: by Taylor (last edited Jan 27, 2017 07:59AM) (new)

Taylor | 263 comments I am trying for 30

18/30

1. 'J' is January: Spanish Lessons 01/21/2017 3 stars Love Cursed 01/25/2017 3 stars Italian Interlude 01/14/2017 2 stars

2. Happy Anniversary: She's Gotta Be Mine When Lightning Strikes 01/18/2017 3 stars Free Me 01/05/2017 2 stars

3. Featured Author Challenge: Jennifer and Rocket 01/10/2017 4 starsBreak YouJoy and Anger

4. New Year's Day: Insanity Family Magic 01/14/2017 3 stars Become 01/23/20117 3 stars

5. Fruitcake Toss Day: Tender is the Nerd Flabbergasted 01/02/2017 3 starsThe Ghost and the Graveyard

6. Cuddle Up Day: Samson's Lovely Mortal 01/15/2017 3 starsThe Way You Look Tonight Embraced 01/18/2017 3 stars

7. Male Watcher's Day: Shadow Love: Stalkers 01/15/2017 2 starsEdge of the Heat 4 Lost in Me 01/17/2017 3 stars

8. Friday to the 13th: Afraid 01/23/2017 3 stars Vestige 01/06/2017 3 starsThe Bane

9. Punch the Clock Day: Fatal Affair Choice of Weapon 01/18/2017 4 starsThe Missings

10. Reader's Choice: Where Love Finds You The Conduit 01/14/2017 2 stars Crush 01/08/2017 4 stars

Spanish Lessons (Study Abroad, #1) by Jessica Peterson Love Cursed (L.A. Girls, #2) by Julia Derek Italian Interlude (Destination Desire, #2.5) by Crystal Jordan She's Gotta Be Mine (Cottonmouth #1) by Jennifer Skully When Lightning Strikes (Whiskey Creek, #1) by Brenda Novak Free Me (The Found Duet, #1) by Laurelin Paige Jennifer and Rocket (The Princesses of Silicon Valley, #4) by Anita Claire Break You (A Coldcreek Novel #1) by Jennifer Snyder Joy and Anger (The Contemporary Collection Book 3) by Jennifer Blake Insanity (Insanity #1) by Cameron Jace Family Magic (Hayle Coven, #1) by Patti Larsen Become (Desolation, #1) by Ali Cross Tender is the Nerd (Nerds & Geeks #2) by Vicki Lewis Thompson Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston The Ghost and the Graveyard (Knight Games, #1) by Genevieve Jack Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, #1) by Tina Folsom The Way You Look Tonight (Seattle Sullivans, #2; The Sullivans, #10) by Bella Andre Embraced by C.E. Black Shadow Love Stalkers (Shadow Vampires, #1) by Claudy Conn Edge of the Heat 4 (Westwood Harbor Corruption, #4) by Lisa Ladew Lost in Me (Here and Now, #1) by Lexi Ryan Afraid by Jack Kilborn Vestige (Vestige, #1) by Deb Hanrahan The Bane (The Eden Trilogy, #1) by Keary Taylor Fatal Affair (Fatal, #1) by Marie Force Choice of Weapon by C. Marten-Zerf The Missings by Peg Brantley Where Love Finds You (Unspoken #1) by Marilyn Grey The Conduit (Gryphon, #1) by Stacey Rourke Crush (Crush, #1) by Lacey Weatherford


message 25: by Nicole (last edited Jan 09, 2017 01:28AM) (new)

Nicole P | 1501 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge

Completed 10/10

✓. 'J' is January: Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James (03/01) ★★

✓. Happy Anniversary: Blind Reader Wanted by Georgia Le Carre (06/01) ★★★

✓. Featured Author Challenge: Bad Boy Summer by Sylvia Pierce (06/01) ★★★

✓. New Year's Day: Real Good Man by Meghan March (04/01) ★★★

✓. Fruitcake Toss Day (January 3): Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (08/01) ★★★★

✓. Cuddle Up Day (January 6): For the Love of English by A.M. Hargrove (06/01) ★★

✓. Male Watcher's Day (January 8): After We Fall by Melanie Harlow (05/01) ★★★

✓. Friday the 13th (January 13): Fear Me by B.B. Reid (07/01) ★★★

✓. Punch the Clock Day (January 27th): Under Construction by Aria Cole (08/01) ★★

✓. Reader's Choice: Breaking Love by B.B. Reid (09/01) ★★★


message 26: by MyzanM (last edited Jan 20, 2017 04:30AM) (new)

MyzanM | 137 comments I'm in.

2017 January Monthly Challenge
10/10

1. 'J' is January: Jennifer Haymore - Highland Heat 1/7
2. Happy Anniversary: His to Protect (publ. Jan. 2016) 1/9
3. Featured Author Challenge - book published in 2008, Charlie's Bargain 1/7
4. New Year's Day - January 1: Kate McMurray - In Hot Pursuit 1/8
5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: The Ghost on My Couch. 1/11
6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Best Laid Plans 1/13
7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Forever Is Now. 1/8
8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Blue Blue Eyes: Blue Blue Eyes 1/8
9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Little Wolf. 1/17
10. Reader's Choice: Rock Addiction



Highland Heat (Highland Knights, #1) by Jennifer Haymore His to Protect (Bears of Grizzly Ridge, #1) by Elena Aitken Charlie's Bargain by Evangeline Anderson In Hot Pursuit by Kate McMurray The Ghost on My Couch by L.A. Gilbert Best Laid Plans (Assassin/Shifter, #5) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion Forever Is Now (Shooting Stars, #1) by K. Vale Blue Blue Eyes Blue Blue Eyes by Helena Anderson Little Wolf (Beings in Love, #4) by R. Cooper Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1) by Nalini Singh


message 27: by Elaine (last edited Jan 18, 2017 11:56AM) (new)

Elaine Howlin (elainehowlinbooks) | 31 comments description

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu 1/1/17

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year. Spider's Bite published Jan 25 2010 11/1/17

3.Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name. Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream 8/1/17

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author. Raphael 8/1/17

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story. Changes 16/1/17 (fairy guard are wacky)

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under! Burn for Me

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover! Small Favor 2/1/17

8. Friday the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery. Dark Desires After Dusk 2/1/17

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'. Halfway to the Grave 13/1/17 Cat's family

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing! Turn Coat 10/1/17

Books Read
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10) by Jim Butcher Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole Raphael (Vampires in America, #1) by D.B. Reynolds Before Midnight (Blood Prince, #1) by Jennifer Blackstream Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11) by Jim Butcher Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Changes (The Dresden Files, #12) by Jim Butcher


message 28: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Zamarron (Ashes2Ashley) | 3 comments I am going to try for at least 5 this is my first time doing any challenges. I am fairly new to Goodreads. Super excited though!


message 29: by Meg (last edited Jan 25, 2017 12:58PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) I'm in; not sure how many yet, though! Update: have decided on 10...

10/10 !

1. 'J' is January: Author's first name starts with 'J'.

Julianne MacLean - Married By Midnight - done Married By Midnight (Pembroke Palace, #4) by Julianne MacLean

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year

Lorraine Heath - She Tempts the Duke (publ Jan 31, 2012) - done She Tempts the Duke (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #1) by Lorraine Heath

3. , or that is shelved as Historical Romance.
Amanda Quick - Crystal Gardens - done Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street, #1) by Amanda Quick

4. New Year's Day - January 1: a new-to-you author.

Mindy Klasky - Fly Me to the Moon - done Fly Me to the Moon by Mindy Klasky

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Wacky characters/funny story.

Anya Wylde - Seeking Philbert Woodbead -done Seeking Philbert Woodbead (Fairweather Sisters, #2) by Anya Wylde

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover.

Denise Grover Swank - Only You - done Only You (Bachelor Brotherhood #1) by Denise Grover Swank

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

Lori Foster - Don't Tempt Me - done Don't Tempt Me (Guthrie Brothers #1) by Lori Foster

8. January 13: Paranormal Romance or scary or involves a mystery.

Angie Fox - Southern Spirits - done Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #1) by Angie Fox

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

Dee Ernst - Stealing Jason Wilde: A Novel (h is librarian) - done Stealing Jason Wilde A Novel by Dee Ernst

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
Regina Scott - The Unflappable Miss Fairchild The Unflappable Miss Fairchild (Rogues and Rakes, #1) by Regina Scott

You can choose 3, 5, 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.


message 30: by Chris (last edited Jan 04, 2017 06:04PM) (new)

Chris (CDavies1951) | 122 comments I'm in - try for 10
2017 January Monthly Challenge

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'. Betrayal in Death (In Death, #12) by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb 1/2

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name.
Fun Facts about Jennifer:
★Jennifer Haymore grew up in Hawaii where she surfed, sailed, raced bicycles and even learned to fly.
★ She published her first novel in 2008.
★ She primarily writes Historical Romance, but also some Contemporary Romance.
★ Jennifer lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.
So you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery. Crystal Gardens (Ladies of Lantern Street, #1) by Amanda Quick Paranormal romance. 1/1

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'. Scandal Wears Satin (The Dressmakers, #2) by Loretta Chase - MC is a dressmaker 1/4

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!


message 31: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 8759 comments Welcome to all the newbies!! Enjoy!


message 32: by Holli (last edited Jan 28, 2017 10:50PM) (new)

Holli | 177 comments Romance Readers Reading January Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1/17 - January 31/16


1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.

Jaymie Holland, Taken by Passion 1/3/17

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year.

3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, or by any author with her first or last name.
- you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method 1/28/17

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery.

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!

No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL 1/9/17


message 33: by Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (last edited Feb 02, 2017 01:00PM) (new)

Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (McKennaMuse) | 731 comments RRRC Monthly Challenge - January 2017
Categories: 10 of 10

❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎

❄︎ Books Read To Date: 10 of 10 ❄︎

✔︎ 1. 'J' is January: How it fits: Author's name begins with "J"
---> Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis |★★★★★| Jan 19
✔︎ 2. Happy Anniversary: How it fits: Pub. in January
---> The Siren by Kiera Cass |★★★★| Jan 8
✔︎ 3. Featured Author Challenge: How it fits: Shelved as Historical Romance
---> Again The Magic by Lisa Kleypas |★★★| Jan 15
✔︎ 4. New Year's Day: How it fits: New to me author
---> An Alaskan Wedding by Belle Calhoune |★★★★| Jan 10
✔︎ 5. Fruitcake Toss Day: How it fits: Wacky/Funny Characters
---> How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks |★★★★| Jan 5
✔︎ 6. Cuddle Up Day:
---> Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis |★★★★★| Jan 29
✔︎ 7. Male Watcher's Day: How it fits: Guy on cover
---> Slave to Sensation by Nailing Singh |★★★★| Jan 11
✔︎ 8. Friday to the 13th: How it fits: Mystery
---> Mackenzie's Pleasure by Linda Howard |★★★★| Jan 7
✔︎ 9. Punch the Clock Day: How it fits Blue color workers
---> Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep |★★★★★| Jan 27
✔︎ 10. Reader's Choice:
---> Firespeaker Book 1- The Beauty, The Hunter, And the Madman by Ava Williams |★★★½| Jan 26


Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism, #2) by Jill Shalvis The Siren by Kiera Cass Again The Magic by Lisa Kleypas An Alaskan Wedding (Alaskan Grooms, #1) by Belle Calhoune How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh Mackenzie's Pleasure (Mackenzie Family, #3) by Linda Howard Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Firespeaker Book 1- The Beauty, The Hunter, And the Madman by Ava Williams
❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎


message 34: by Shelby (last edited Feb 01, 2017 02:11AM) (new)

Shelby (Stang_Lee) | 1062 comments RRRC Monthly
January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2017



January - 10/10

1. 'J' is January - Naked in Death (1/31) ★★★★★
2. Happy Anniversary - Harley's Achilles (1/15) ★★★★
3. Featured Author Challenge - Highland Heat (1/30) ★★★½
4. New Year's Day - Valens Remembered (1/29) ★★½
5. Fruitcake Toss Day - Adulting 101 (1/11) ★★★★
6. Cuddle Up Day - A Boy and His Dragon (1/2) ★★★★½
7. Male Watcher's Day - Harley's Achilles (1/15) ★★★★
8. Friday to the 13th - Burning Alive (1/25) ★★★½
9. Punch the Clock Day - Lead Me Not (1/6) ★★★★
10. Reader's Choice - Cress (1/1) ★★★★★

Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb Harley's Achilles (The Rock Series, #3) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion Highland Heat (Highland Knights, #1) by Jennifer Haymore Valens Remembered (The Valens of Legacy, #1) by Sherrel Lee Adulting 101 by Lisa Henry A Boy and His Dragon (Beings in Love #2) by R. Cooper Harley's Achilles (The Rock Series, #3) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) by Shannon K. Butcher Lead Me Not by Ann Gallagher Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer


message 35: by Kristy (new)

Kristy | 17 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name.

Fun Facts about Jennifer:
★Jennifer Haymore grew up in Hawaii where she surfed, sailed, raced bicycles and even learned to fly.
★ She published her first novel in 2008.
★ She primarily writes Historical Romance, but also some Contemporary Romance.
★ Jennifer lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.
So you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery.

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!


message 36: by Georgina (last edited Jan 14, 2017 08:52AM) (new)

Georgina Parkin (Geosbookblog) | 95 comments 10/10 read

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J': Just Like Heaven 15/1

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year: Becoming Dragon 10/1

Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book that is shelved as Historical Romance: Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage 9/1

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Read a new release: Everything for Her 4/1

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book that's a funny story: The Player and the Pixie 11/1

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover: Bunny and the Bear 5/1

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Read a book with a good looking man on the cover: Roaring Up the Wrong Tree 7/1

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance: You're Kitten Me 3/1

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock': Under Construction 1/1

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing: Pound of Flesh 9/1

Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #1) by Julia Quinn Becoming Dragon (Dragon Point, #1) by Eve Langlais Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (MacKenzies & McBrides, #2) by Jennifer Ashley Everything for Her (For Her #1) by Alexa Riley The Player and the Pixie (Rugby, #2) by L.H. Cosway Bunny and the Bear (Furry United Coalition, #1) by Eve Langlais Roaring Up the Wrong Tree (Grayslake, #3) by Celia Kyle You're Kitten Me (Tiger Tails #2) by Celia Kyle Under Construction by Aria Cole Pound of Flesh by Jessa Kane


message 37: by Juana "Darkness" (new)

Juana "Darkness" Duran | 385 comments I'm in.

2017 January Monthly Challenge

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name.

Fun Facts about Jennifer:
★Jennifer Haymore grew up in Hawaii where she surfed, sailed, raced bicycles and even learned to fly.
★ She published her first novel in 2008.
★ She primarily writes Historical Romance, but also some Contemporary Romance.
★ Jennifer lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.
So you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery.

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!


message 38: by HeatherMarie (new)

HeatherMarie (HeatherMarieReads) | 308 comments January Monthly Challenge

READ: 0/10

1. 'J' is January:
Night Hawk- Beverly Jenkins

2. Pub. In Jan.:
Breath of Fire- Amanda Bouchet

3. Featured Author Challenge:
Obsidian- Jennifer L. Armentrout

4. New to You:
A Taste of Heaven- Penny Watson

5. Wacky Characters:
Hot Dish- Connie Brockway

6. Cuddle Up Day:
Beyond Heaving Bosoms- Sarah Wendell

7. Hey Good Lookin’:
RoomHate- Penelope Ward

8. Paramormal:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms- N.K. Jemison

9. Punch the Clock Day:
Goody Two Shoes- Janet Elizabeth Henderson

10. Reader's Choice:
Gambled Away- Rose Lerner


message 39: by Rachel C. (last edited Jan 31, 2017 07:08AM) (new)

Rachel C. (rachelus) | 552 comments Monthly Challenge: January
Duration: January 1 - January 31, 2017
Complete = 4 / 10


1. 'J' is January: Taken by Passion by Jaymie Holland - 1/4
2. Happy Anniversary: The Duke by Gaelen Foley (pub Jan 2000) - 1/26
3. FAC Jennifer Haymore: Claimed by Pleasure by Jaymie Holland (has children in it) - 1/12
4. New Year's Day - January 1
5. Fruitcake Toss Day
6. Cuddle Up Day
7. Male Watcher's Day: The Infamous Heir by Elizabeth Michels - 1/31
8. Friday to the 13th
9. Punch the Clock Day
10. Reader's Choice

Taken by Passion (Wonderland, #1) by Jaymie Holland Claimed by Pleasure (Wonderland, #2) by Jaymie Holland The Duke (Knight Miscellany, #1) by Gaelen Foley The Infamous Heir (Spare Heirs, #1) by Elizabeth Michels


message 40: by Patricia (new)

Patricia (patblover) | 8 comments I'm in for all 10 categories, let's see if I make it :-) .


message 41: by ❀~Amy~❀ (last edited Jan 13, 2017 08:47AM) (new)

❀~Amy~❀ (ajpayne75) | 546 comments January Monthly Challenge

10/10 read

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'. I Spy Something Wicked by Josh Lanyon ~ 1/2/17 ~ ★★★

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years. Midnight~ 1/9/17 ~ ★★★★★

3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name.
Fun Facts about Jennifer:
★Jennifer Haymore grew up in Hawaii where she surfed, sailed, raced bicycles and even learned to fly.
★ She published her first novel in 2008.
★ She primarily writes Historical Romance, but also some Contemporary Romance.
★ Jennifer lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.
So you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it. Nothing Special ~ 1/5/17 ~ ★★★★★

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author. Tied Together ~ 1/5/17 ~ ★★1/2

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story. Walk With Me ~ 1/3/17 ~ ★★★★★

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under! I Spy Something Christmas ~ 1/3/17 ~ ★★★

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover! Unearthed ~ 1/10/17 ~ ★★★★★

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery. Dead Run ~ 1/11/17 ~ ★★★★★

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.
Fast Connection ~ 1/2/17 ~ ★★★★★

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing! Power Play ~ 1/6/17 ~ ★★★★★

Fast Connection (Cyberlove #2) by Megan Erickson I Spy Something Wicked (I Spy, #2) by Josh Lanyon I Spy Something Christmas (I Spy, #3) by Josh Lanyon Walk With Me (Home #7) by Cardeno C. Nothing Special by Jay Northcote Tied Together (Tied Together, #1) by Z.B. Heller Power Play (Scoring Chances #3) by Avon Gale Midnight (Dance with the Devil, #3) by Megan Derr Unearthed (The Dungeon Black Duology, #1) by Kora Knight Dead Run (Dangerous Ground, #4) by Josh Lanyon


message 42: by Elaine (new)

Elaine (eml59b) 2017 January Monthly Challenge

Challenge Accepted: January 1, 2017
Challenge (hopefully) Completed: January 31, 2017

1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'.

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years.

Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Jennifer Haymore, or by any author with her first or last name. So you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it.

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story.

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under!

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery.

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!


message 43: by Gea (last edited Jan 15, 2017 06:12AM) (new)

Gea (Gea89) | 545 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1st - January 31st
Completed: 8/8 - DONE


✔1. 'J' is January: Sun God Seeks…Surrogate? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (9/1) ***
✔2. Happy Anniversary: Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley (3/1) *****
✔3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Never Love A Lawman by Jo Goodman (15/1) ****
✔4. New Year's Day - January 1: Satisfaction by Lexi Blake (6/1) *****
✔6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Until Ashlyn by Aurora Rose Reynolds (1/1) ****
✔7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Seducing Lauren by Kristen Proby (10/1) ****
✔8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Dragon Mates by Bianca D'Arc (9/1) ****
✔10. Reader's Choice: Intense Pleasure by Lora Leigh (8/1) ****

Sun God Seeks…Surrogate? (Accidentally Yours, #3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick, #0.5) by Kristen Ashley Never Love A Lawman (Reidsville, #1) by Jo Goodman Satisfaction (Lawless, #2) by Lexi Blake Until Ashlyn (Until Her, #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky, #2) by Kristen Proby Dragon Mates (Dragon Knights, #11; The Sea Captain's Daughter, #3) by Bianca D'Arc Intense Pleasure by Lora Leigh


message 44: by Angie (new)

Angie | 654 comments 1. 'J' is January: Wrong Side of Hell - Juliana Stone
2. Happy Anniversary: What You Need - Lorelei James
3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Educating Elizabeth - Kate Pearce
4. New Year's Day - January 1: Belonging To Them - Brynn Paulin
5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Fangs For The Memories - Molly Harper
6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Midnight Medusa - Stephanie Draven
7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Taking Shots - Toni Aleo
8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Where The Wild Things Bite - Molly Harper
9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Unexpected - Maisey Yates
10. Reader's Choice: Wicked - Jennifer L Armentrout
Wrong Side of Hell (League of Guardians, #0.5) by Juliana Stone What You Need (Need You, #1) by Lorelei James Educating Elizabeth (Diable Delamere, #1) by Kate Pearce Belonging to Them (Daly Way #1) by Brynn Paulin Fangs for the Memories (Half-Moon Hollow, #4.5) by Molly Harper Midnight Medusa (Mythica #1) by Stephanie Draven Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) by Toni Aleo Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow, #5) by Molly Harper Unexpected (Silver Creek, #1) by Maisey Yates


message 45: by Michelle (last edited Jan 28, 2017 05:09PM) (new)

Michelle (michelle154) | 152 comments 4/10 read

1. 'J' is January: The Cat Who Turned On and Off by Lilian Jackson Braun
2. Happy Anniversary: Rose in the Heart by Edna O'Brien
3. Featured Author Challenge: The Iron Trial by Holly Black **** January 3rd
4. New Year's Day: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
5. Fruitcake Toss Day: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling ☆☆☆☆ January 19th
6. Cuddle Up Day: Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
7. Male Watcher's Day: Our Little Secrets by Merry Farmer
8. Friday to the 13th: Night Falls Darkly by Kim Lenox
9. Punch the Clock Day: 4th of July by James Patterson **** January 1st
10. Reader's Choice: Alicia by Lisi Harrison ☆☆☆☆ January 28th


message 46: by Charlotte (last edited Jan 17, 2017 03:16AM) (new)

Charlotte  | 9 comments Completed 10/10 ~ 17th January 2017.

✔1. 'J' is January: Just One Night ~ Read 2nd January 2017.
✔2. Happy Anniversary: The Billionaire Blindside: Billionaire Romance with a Twist ~ Read 5th January 2017
✔︎3. Featured Author Challenge: Wild Kisses ~ Read 17th January 2017.
✔4. New Year's Day - January 1: Take Me Home: A Bodyguard Christmas Story ~ Read 1st January 2017.
✔5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: King, King, Goose? ~ Read 3rd January 2017.
✔6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Deep ~ Read 7th January 2017.
✔7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Taming The Biker ~ Read 5th January 2017.
✔8. Friday the 13th: The Stone Protector ~ Read 13th January 2017.
✔9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Fractured ~ Read 12th January 2017.
✔10. Reader's Choice: Deeper ~ Read 2nd January 2017.

Just One Night (Cowboy Heaven and Texas Beauties #1) by Jaime Russell The Billionaire Blindside Billionaire Romance with a Twist (BBW Mystery Short Story) by Jolie Day Wild Kisses (Wildwood, #2) by Skye Jordan Take Me Home A Bodyguard Christmas Story by Alison Foster King, King, Goose? by Mandy M. Roth Deep by Lucia Jordan Taming The Biker (The Biker, #5) by Cassie Alexandra The Stone Protector (Keepers of the Flame, #1) by Melissa F. Hart Fractured by Dani Atkins Deeper by Lucia Jordan



message 47: by Aminko (last edited Dec 26, 2016 01:05PM) (new)

Aminko | 401 comments 2017 January Monthly Challenge
01 January to 31 January

1/10 Read

1. 'J' is January:
Jake Undone by Penelope Ward

2. Happy Anniversary: Shadowed by Rebecca Zanetti

3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: The Duchess Hunt

4. New Year's Day - January 1: RISE by A.C. Heller

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Fatal Justice by Marie Force

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8:Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels

10. Reader's Choice: Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler

Jake Undone (Jake, #1) by Penelope Ward Shadowed (Dark Protectors, #6) by Rebecca Zanetti The Duchess Hunt (House of Trent, #1) by Jennifer Haymore RISE by A.C. Heller Rock Chick Redemption (Rock Chick, #3) by Kristen Ashley Fatal Justice (Fatal, #2) by Marie Force Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2) by Ilona Andrews Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT, #1) by Paige Tyler


message 48: by Zorina (last edited Jan 24, 2017 12:06PM) (new)

Zorina | 236 comments In 4 5! :)
Completed: 10/5 DONE!!

1. 'J' is January:
- Journey's End - 01/02

2. Happy Anniversary:
- By a Thread - read by Iris, she joined RRR in Jan 22, 2016 - 01/24

3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore
- Duke of Pleasure - historical romance with children - 01/13

4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author.
- The Vampire's Mail Order Bride - Kristen Painter was a new-to-me author, not anymore - 01/09

5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3:
- Night of Cake & Puppets - very funny story - 01/10

6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6:
- Loving a Lost Lord - Embrace and kiss, very awkward cover - 01/07

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8:
- Feel the Burn - hot man on the cover Feel the Burn (Dragon Kin, #8) by G.A. Aiken - 01/16

8. Friday to the 13th - January 13:
- The Gargoyle Gets His Girl - PNR - 01/18

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th:
- The Werewolf Meets His Match - MC is a cop - 01/11

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
- Questing Beast - 01/17


message 49: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 1099 comments I'm in for 8. Here's the start

0/8 Read

J for January:
Anniversary: Dreamwalker by Allyson James
FAC: Highland Heat by Jennifer Haymore
New Year's Day:
Fruitcake Toss Day:
Cuddle Up Day:
Male Watcher's Day: Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle
Friday the 13th: Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
Punch the Clock:
My Choice: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Dreamwalker (Stormwalker, #5) by Allyson James Highland Heat (Highland Knights, #1) by Jennifer Haymore Fan the Flames (Search and Rescue, #2) by Katie Ruggle Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7) by Eileen Wilks One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews


message 50: by Mell (last edited Jan 21, 2017 02:10AM) (new)

Mell (mellrouvray) | 25 comments Romance Readers Reading January Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1/17 - January 31/16


Completed: 7/3

✔ 1. 'J' is January: Read a book that starts 'J' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'J'. Happy Accidents: A Memoir by Jane Lynch 17.1.17 ★★★★★

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in January of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in January of any year. Wallbanger

✔ 3. Featured Author Challenge - Jennifer Haymore: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, or by any author with her first or last name.
- you may read any book set in Hawaii or with the ocean on the cover. You can also read any book published in 2008, or that is shelved as Historical Romance. Or you can read a book that has children in it. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 21.1.17 ★★★★★

✔ 4. New Year's Day - January 1: Tried and true, but always fun. Read a new release or a new-to-you author. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham 5.1.17 ★★★★★

✔ 5. Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3: Read a book with wacky characters or just a funny story. A Study in Scarlet 12.1.17 ★★★★

✔ 6. Cuddle Up Day - January 6: Read a book with an embrace or kiss on the cover. Or read a book with a blanket on the cover for them to cuddle under! When I'm With You 13.1.17 ★★★★

7. Male Watcher's Day - January 8: Easy, peasy - read a book with a good looking man on the cover!

✔ 8. Friday to the 13th - January 13: Read a Paranormal Romance or any book that is scary or involves a mystery. A Time to Run 10.1.17 ★★★★★

9. Punch the Clock Day - January 27th: Read a book that features working class characters, those who might 'punch a clock'.

✔ 10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing Seriously... I'm Kidding 8.1.17 ★★★


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