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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Jan 24, 2017 05:02PM) (new)

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This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start

In this challenge you need to match a book to a book using antonyms in the title. For example the first book you read could have the word “hot” in the title. The matching book then needs to have a word like “cold” in the title. Other opposite words to hot are "cool, freezing, frigid" or even “dispassionate” or “mild.”

You can also use a derivative of the word, such as “freeze” or “frozen.” Or say you chose “angel.” Opposite words in another title could be “devil” or “devilishly.” You can also use series names.

Bonus: Read an additional book with both your chosen words in the title. For example, if you chose “hot” and “cold,” you could choose Cold Tea on a Hot Day. If you do the bonus for none, one or all - that's okay.

Anthologies, audiobooks, and re-reads are fine.



Easy = 6 – 10 books
Moderate = 12 – 20 books
Hard = 22 – 30 books
Masters = 32 – 40


Here is a link to a web site entitled Opposite Word


Note:
In 2011 we started this challenge, and we've now decided to start a new thread for the challenge to freshen it up a bit! You can find the old thread here





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Kay Kay | 1793 comments Mater's level for the coin


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Welcome to the challenge Karrie!!!


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 465 comments ~ Antonym Challenge ~
2/11/17 - 2/11/18
Hard = 22 – 30 books
0/22-30

Pair 1
1. Falling Lessons in Falling
2.

Pair 2


message 9: by Natalie (last edited Feb 25, 2017 04:00PM) (new)

Natalie Shipman 2/18/17-2/18/18
Hard 22-30 books
1.Black & Blue (Black)
2.White Heat (White)


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Welcome to the challenge Michelle & Natalie!


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Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 520 comments I'm in :)


message 12: by Jade aka MrsTosh (last edited Feb 22, 2017 05:37AM) (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 520 comments Antonym Challenge
Easy = 6 – 10 books
Completed: 00/10

1. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris


message 13: by Viji (new)

Viji | 380 comments Let me start with the 'Moderate'!

Antonym Challenge
Moderate = 12 – 20 books
Completed: 00/12


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Welcome to the challenge Jade & Viji!


message 15: by Allegra (last edited Mar 27, 2018 07:31AM) (new)

Allegra | 219 comments A challenging challenge for sure! I decided to start now if I could make a match with my current reads. Sure enough!

Pair 1:
Public Library and Other Stories 3/26 -- The Secret Rose and Stories of Red Hanrahan 3/26
Public -- Secret (Coincidentally finished on the same day)

Pair 2:
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 3/20 --


message 16: by Sana (last edited Dec 16, 2018 11:45AM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 531 comments Antonyms Challenge
Duration: 28 March, 2018 - 28 March, 2019
Level: Hard = 22 – 30 books
Completed



√Pair 1: Evil/Good
Natural Evil 14/4/18 - Once Upon a Real Good Time 9/10/18

√Pair 2: Lord/ Lady
Lord's Fall 9/5/18 - The Lion's Lady 26/8/18

√Pair 3 : Simple/Twisted
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon31/3/18 - Twisted 14/8/18

√Pair 4: Memory/Forgetfulness
Fangs for the Memories 29/5/18- Goddess of Forgetfulness 26/6/18

√Pair 5: Devil / Angel
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 11/4/18 - Her Dark Angel Of The Night 5/8/18

√Pair 6: King/ Queen
Kings of the Wyld - The Queen's Poisoner 10/8/18

√Pair 7: Wild/ Tame
Where the Wild Things Bite 23/5/18 - Tamed 8/12/18

√Pair 8: Prince/ Princess
The Prince 21/8/18 - The Ice Princess 17/8/18

√Pair 9: Death/ Life
The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love 30/9/18- The Forbidden Life of Alex Moore 9/10/18

√Pair 10: Night/ Day
Night Broken 22/7/18- Lucky Day 18/10/18


√Pair 11: Truce/ War
Truce 16/6/18 - The Maid's War 16/12/18

√Pair 12: Skinny/Fat
Skinny Pants 27/4/18 - My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding 10/8/18

√Pair 13: Love/ Hate
Never Love a Highlander 7/11/18 - Hate Notes 4/12/18


Bonus: Silent/Scream
With Silent Screams 30/5/18



message 17: by Barbara ★ (last edited Mar 21, 2019 09:33AM) (new)

Barbara ★ Antonyms Challenge
Duration: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Level Moderate = 12 – 20 books

READ: 16/17

Pair One: Hot / Cold
✔️Hot: Running Hot - Jayne Ann Krentz 9/26
✔️Cold: Cold Reign - Faith Hunter 5/8
Running Hot (Arcane Society, #5) by Jayne Ann Krentz Cold Reign (Jane Yellowrock, #11) by Faith Hunter

Pair Two: Nobody / Somebody
✔️Nobody: Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson 7/4
✔️Somebody: Somebody's Lover - Jasmine Haynes 10/18
Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1) by Diane Mott Davidson Somebody's Lover (The Jackson Brothers #1) by Jasmine Haynes

Pair Three: Angel / Devil
✔️Angel: Angels Of Darkness - Andrews/Singh/Shinn/Brooks 5/29
✔️Devil: The Devil in Denim - Melanie Scott 10/2
Angels Of Darkness (Alphas, #0.5; Guild Hunter, #3.5; The Guardians, #7.5; Samaria) by Ilona Andrews The Devil in Denim (New York Saints, #1) by Melanie Scott

Pair Four: Bone / Flesh
✔️Bone: Bone Magic - Yasmine Galenorn 4/28
Flesh: Dreams Made Flesh - Ann Bishop
Bone Magic (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #7) by Yasmine Galenorn Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, #5) by Anne Bishop

Pair Five: Summer / Winter
✔️Summer: Invincible Summer - Alice Adams 6/29
✔️Winter: Sea Glass Winter - JoAnn Ross 5/3
Invincible Summer by Alice Adams Sea Glass Winter (Shelter Bay #5) by JoAnn Ross

Pair Six: Lucky / Unlucky
✔️Lucky in Love - Kasie West 8/22
✔️Unlucky - Jana DeLeon 7/12
Lucky in Love by Kasie West Unlucky by Jana Deleon

Pair Seven: Man / Woman
✔️Man: Man Flu - Shari J. Ryan 2/21/19
✔️Woman: Spirit Woman - Zara Quentin 8/27
Man Flu (Man Cave, #2) by Shari J. Ryan SpiritWoman by Zara Quentin

Pair Eight: Sweet / Sour
✔️Sweet: Sweet Revenge - Diane Mott Davidson 9/30
✔️Sour: Whiskey Sour - J.A. Konrath 7/25
Sweet Revenge (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #14) by Diane Mott Davidson Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1) by J.A. Konrath

BONUS
✔️Inside / Outside
Inside the Outside - Martin Lastrapes 3/19
Inside the Outside by Martin Lastrapes


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Welcome to the challenge Barbara!

Your challenge post is updated HERE


message 19: by Gabi (last edited Sep 14, 2018 02:53PM) (new)

Gabi Eisenberg (gabieisenberg) Antonym Challenge
January 1st, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
Completed: 5/10

Completed Levels:
Easy = 6 – 10 books
Moderate = 12 – 20 books
Hard = 22 – 30 books
Masters = 32 – 40


1. A Court of Thorns and Roses (Thorn/Rose)

2. Genuine Fraud (Genuine/Fraud)

3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Dying) & 4. Ruin and Rising (Rising)

5. Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy (Love/Hate)


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Welcome to the challenge ; Gabi.

Your challenge post is HERE


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Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 531 comments Update message #16
Completed


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Congratulations Sana!


message 23: by Rebecca (last edited Nov 21, 2019 06:34PM) (new)

Rebecca Waranch | 251 comments Sounds fun! I'll start with easy and see how it goes!

Easy = 6 – 10 books
Moderate = 12 – 20 books
Hard = 22 – 30 books
Masters = 32 – 40

Antonym Challenge
March 8, 2019-March 8, 2020
Levels Completed: Easy (10)
Bonuses: 1
Books Read: 19


Easy

1. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner 3/9/19 and Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt 3/24/19 (never and forever)

2. In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward 4/10/19 and A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward 4/21/19 (chill and thaw)

3. Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther by India Edghill 3/31/19 and The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford 5/5/19 (queens and princesses)

4. The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton 5/11/19 and The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin 4/19/19 (girlfriend and wife)

5. The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day 5/1/19 and Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton 3/11/19 (day and year)

6. The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable 3/19/19 and Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple 4/26/19 (I and You)

7. Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong 3/13/19 and The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh 5/19/19 (Woods and Water)

8. BONUS Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land 6/13/19

9. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz 3/9/19 and Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer 7/22/19 (Drowning and Saving)

10. The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin 4/26/19 and Killer Women by Louise Voss 8/9/19 (Victim and Killer)

Moderate

11. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor 4/13/19 and The Woman In the Mirror by Cathryn Grant 9/7/19 (Man and Woman)

12. Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir 9/20/19 and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession by Alison Weir 9/21/19 (Queen and King)

13. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth 8/26/19 and A Treasury of Great American Scandals: Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing by Michael Farquhar 9/22/19 (Mother and Fathers)

14. The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou by Susan Higginbotham 10/7/19 and The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth 10/11/19 (Queen and King)

15. Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner 10/30/19 and Look For Me by Lisa Gardner 11/5/19 (You and Me)

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena 3/17/19
Our Little Secret by Roz Nay 3/26/19
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier 4/6/19
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman 4/11/19
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain 4/22/19
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt by Karen Harper 4/30/19
Close to Home by Cara Hunter 5/1/19
The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin 5/15/19
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris 5/19/19
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 5/20/19
Field of Prey by John Sandford 5/22/19
The Better Sister by Alafair Burke 5/24/19
Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin 5/28/19
The Comforts of Home by Susan Hill 6/1/19
Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin 6/4/19
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald 6/6/19
Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge 6/9/19
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton 6/10/19
The Lost Man by Jane Harper 6/10/19
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day 6/15/19
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 6/19/19
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben 6/20/19
Haunted Ground by Erin Hart 6/20/19
The Liar's Room by Simon Lelic 6/29/19
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson 6/30/19
One More Lie by Amy Lloyd 7/12/19
Gathering Prey by John Sandford 7/12/19
Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner 7/14/19
Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong 7/20/19
Extreme Prey by John Sandford 7/20/19
Golden Prey by John Sandford 7/25/19
Twisted Prey by John Sandford 7/30/19
Temper by Layne Fargo 8/1/19
Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks 8/3/19
The Temp by Michelle Frances 8/6/19
Neon Prey by John Sandford 8/6/19
My Sister and Other Liars by Ruth Dugdall 8/7/19
The Good Twin by Marti Green 8/15/19
Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant 8/15/19
The Things You Didn't See by Ruth Dugdall 8/19/19
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter 8/26/19
Anna of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir 8/28/19
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman 8/28/19
Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions by Briallen Hopper 9/10/19
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena 9/10/19
Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear 9/12/19
Say You're Sorry by Melinda Leigh 9/23/19
The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander 9/28/19
Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day 9/29/19
The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace 9/30/19
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult 10/2/19
Lie Still by Julia Heaberlin 10/3/19
A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir 10/5/19
A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward 10/12/19
The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England by Susan Higginbotham 10/14/19
Love You More by Lisa Gardner 10/16/19
The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner 10/17/19
The Shrouded Path by Sarah Ward 10/19/19
The Next Accident by Lisa Gardner 10/23/19
Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner 10/26/19
Gone by Lisa Gardner 10/27/19
Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner 10/28/19
Find Her by Lisa Gardner 11/2/19
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter 11/7/19
Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard 11/9/19
Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary 11/11/19
Cruel Acts by Jane Casey 11/13/19
The Killing House by Claire McGowan 11/17/19


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Welcome Rebecca!


message 25: by Suzanne (last edited Aug 07, 2020 12:17PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1088 comments Nothing But Reading Challenges
~ Antonym Challenge ~
Duration:
8/1/2020 - 7/31/2021

Progress: 0 out of 40
Easy = 6 – 10 books
Moderate = 12 – 20 books
Hard = 22 – 30 books
Masters = 32 – 40

This challenge lasts for 1 year from the date you start

In this challenge you need to match a book to a book using antonyms in the title. For example the first book you read could have the word “hot” in the title. The matching book then needs to have a word like “cold” in the title. Other opposite words to hot are "cool, freezing, frigid" or even “dispassionate” or “mild.”

You can also use a derivative of the word, such as “freeze” or “frozen.” Or say you chose “angel.” Opposite words in another title could be “devil” or “devilishly.” You can also use series names.

Bonus: Read an additional book with both your chosen words in the title. For example, if you chose “hot” and “cold,” you could choose Cold Tea on a Hot Day. If you do the bonus for none, one or all - that's okay.

Anthologies, audiobooks, and re-reads are fine.

1.
2.
3.


message 26: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Waranch | 251 comments Finished easy a few weeks ago and moving on to moderate!

Easy

1. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner 3/9/19 and Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt 3/24/19 (never and forever)

2. In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward 4/10/19 and A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward 4/21/19 (chill and thaw)

3. Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther by India Edghill 3/31/19 and The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford 5/5/19 (queens and princesses)

4. The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton 5/11/19 and The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin 4/19/19 (girlfriend and wife)

5. The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day 5/1/19 and Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton 3/11/19 (day and year)

6. The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable 3/19/19 and Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple 4/26/19 (I and You)

7. Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong 3/13/19 and The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh 5/19/19 (Woods and Water)

8. BONUS Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land 6/13/19

9. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz 3/9/19 and Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer 7/22/19 (Drowning and Saving)

10. The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin 4/26/19 and Killer Women by Louise Voss 8/9/19 (Victim and Killer)


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Welcome Suzanne!

Congratulations Rebecca & welcome back!


message 28: by Sana (last edited Jul 24, 2020 05:00PM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 531 comments Antonyms Challenge
Duration: 1 January, 2020 - 31 December, 2020
Level: Hard 22-30 - Completed

Small / Big

Small Favor 3/6 - Big Vamp on Campus 11/4

First / Last
The First Fall 16/2 - Last Act in Palmyra 2/2

Up / Down
Seven Up 28/2 - We Both Go Down Together 13/2

Few / Many
A Few Pecans Short of a Pie 17/4 - Many Bloody Returns 28/5

Silver / Gold
The Silver Pigs 8/1 - Poseidon's Gold 31/1

Queen / King
Queen of the Darkness 4/2 - Crush the King 18/6

Bound / Unleashed
The Immortals 26/2 - Death Unleashed 22/3

Pure / Notorious
Purity in Death 12/3 - Notorious Pleasures 25/2

Witch / Wizard
Dead Witch Walking 4/7 - Wizard and Glass 22/1

White / Black
White Night 27/8 - The Man in the Black Suit 6/5

Summer / Winter
The Summerhouse 29/1 - Winter of the Gods 29/5

Night / Day
Night's Honor 11/6 - A Bad Day for Sunshine 13/4

You / Me
Making You Mine 22/2 - It Ain't Me, Babe 19/7

Bonus
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead 17/7



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Welcome Sana!


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Lily (galvadonexnorta) | 38 comments Antonyms Challenge
1/12/2020 - 1/11/2020
I’ll start with Easy.


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Welcome Lily!


message 32: by Sana (last edited Aug 15, 2020 08:28AM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 531 comments Starting again.

Antonyms Challenge
Duration: 15, August 2020 - 15 August, 2021
Level: Hard 22-30



Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 696 comments Antonym Challenge
1/1/21-1/31/22
Easy
0/10


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