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message 1: by Janet , Moderator (new)

Janet  | 5311 comments Mod
Hello all!

The time has come to choose your book selections for your August 2017 read in the PIFM challenge.

The rules are:-

* You can choose any number of books. A minimum of two and up to a maximum of 10.

* Please, only ONE MESSAGE per member. That means NO REPLYING or CHATTING in this thread.

* Once you have made your selections and posted, when your votes start to come in you can then add your votes cast by other members beneath your book titles ie. the following might be how my list would look:-

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
x 1 - Kirsten

Irene - Pierre Lemaitre
x 1 - Brenda
x 1 - Perri

How you post is your choice, you can link, do pictures, the above is just an example. The key is that you stick with the one message and update it as the votes come in. Your list can be placed when the August threads go up.

message 2: by Kirsten (last edited Aug 17, 2017 12:08PM) (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7173 comments Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia BriggsNight Broken by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #8)

7 votes - Daisy, Ann, Mandy, Sophie, Amber, Romanticbooworm, Joni

The Hippopotamus Pool (Amelia Peabody, #8) by Elizabeth PetersThe Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #8)

5 votes - Patricia, Dana, Aesaan, Vicki, Agnieszka

The Cat Who Sniffed Glue (Cat Who... #8) by Lilian Jackson BraunThe Cat Who Sniffed Glue by Lilian Jackson Braun (The Cat Who... #8)

2 votes - Agnieszka, Perri

message 3: by Perri (last edited Jul 30, 2017 10:03PM) (new)

Perri | 1741 comments These are Goodreads Winners 2016
It Ends with Us It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Patricia, Sophie, RBW, Vicki
Truly Madly Guilty Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Daisy
When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Agnieszka, Dana, Ann, Aesaan, Amber, Donna
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal Kirsten, Mandy, Joni
Adulthood Is a Myth Adulthood Is a Myth (Sarah's Scribbles, #1) by Sarah Andersen

message 4: by Patricia (last edited Jul 31, 2017 09:00PM) (new)

message 5: by Aesaan (last edited Jul 31, 2017 10:32PM) (new)

Aesaan (sheikhaesaan) | 106 comments Okay :) So here's my list (making it smaller... with some new releases):

Magpie Murders - (Patricia, Daisy, Ann, Amber)
Beartown - (Dana, RomanticBW, Joni, Perri, Vicki, Donna)
Outer Dark
Sleeping Giants - (Kristen, Mandy)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley - (Agnieszka, Sophie)

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Beartown by Fredrik Backman Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) by Sylvain Neuvel The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

message 6: by Agnieszka (last edited Jul 31, 2017 02:02AM) (new)

Agnieszka (Agnieszka7) | 1441 comments A selection of books I want to read soon :-) I exchanged only three of the titles from last month - the two I hope to read this month and one I'm not in the mood right now *grin*

0 The Profiler (The Munro Family #1) by Chris Taylor
0 The Recruiter (Chuck Brandt, #1) by Roger Weston
1 Persecuted I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish Ann
7 Deceptive Cadence (The Virtuosic Spy, #1) by Kathryn Guare Kirsten, Mandy, Aesaan, Sophie, Amber, Perri, Donna
0 No Safe Haven by Kimberley Woodhouse
0 First Kiss Missing by Ronald Ragan
2 Web of Deceit (Agents Under Fire #1) by Susan Sleeman Patricia, Vicki
2 Every Breath You Take A Novel (A Kristen Conner Mystery Book 2) by M.K. Gilroy Daisy, Joni
2 Reese's Cowboy Kiss Witness Protection - Rancher Style Blake's Story (Sweet Montana Bride #1) by Kimberly Krey Dana, Romanticbookworm
0 X-World by Jörg Arndt (sorry no English edition available - it's a German cyber-thriller)

message 7: by Daisy (last edited Jul 18, 2017 08:50PM) (new)

Daisy | 328 comments I'm going for books that have been on my tbr mountain for many years.


Agnieszka, Sophie, Romanticbookworm, Perri

Blue Dahlia

The Black Dahlia
Kirsten, Aesaan, Joni

Body Double
Patricia, Dana, Mandy, Vicki

Fractured (Will Trent, #2) by Karin Slaughter Impulse (Impulse, #1) by Ellen Hopkins Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, #1) by Nora Roberts The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet, #1) by James Ellroy Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4) by Tess Gerritsen

message 8: by Dana (last edited Jul 18, 2017 09:35AM) (new)

Dana (dkmckelvey) | 341 comments Next books in series I've started...

1) The Keepsake - Patricia, Aesaan, Vicki
2) Fractured - Kirsten, Ann, Mandy, Daisy
3) Scarlet - Sophie, Romantic
4) Flawless
5) Anything Is Possible
6) Bloodlines
7) Anne of Avonlea - Agnieszka

The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles, #7) by Tess Gerritsen Fractured (Will Trent, #2) by Karin Slaughter Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, #2) by Sara Shepard Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2) by L.M. Montgomery

message 9: by Ann (last edited Aug 10, 2017 12:45AM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (AnnGirdharry) | 306 comments I've decided to read some memoir this summer. Here are the possibles -

1. Red Blood, Yellow Skin by Linda Baer
Red Blood, Yellow Skin by Linda L.T. Baer
Agnieszka, Daisy, Sophie, Romanticbookworm, Perri

2. Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the Khmer Rouge by Jennifer H. Lau
Beautiful Hero How We Survived the Khmer Rouge by Jennifer H. Lau
Patricia, Joni, Donna, Vicki

3. Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz
Surviving the Angel of Death The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor
Kirsten, Dana, Mandy, Amber, Aesaan

message 10: by Mandy (last edited Aug 02, 2017 02:02PM) (new)

Mandy (Penn_y_lane) | 428 comments 1. Baby Doll
Sophie, Vicki

2. Killing Cupid
Amber, Joni

3. The Bat
Kirsten, Patricia, Romantic, Aesaan

4. Lifeless

5. The Sisters
Daisy, Dana

6. The Universe Versus Alex Woods
Ann, Perri, Donna

The Sisters by Claire Douglas The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence Lifeless (Tom Thorne, #5) by Mark Billingham The Bat (Harry Hole, #1) by Jo Nesbø Baby Doll by Hollie Overton Killing Cupid by Louise Voss

message 11: by Sophie (last edited Aug 15, 2017 08:50AM) (new)

Sophie | 896 comments August for me is all about sunbathing and reading so I'm hoping to get a couple read from this list!

1. Smiler's Fair by Rebecca Levene Mandy (1)
2. I Found You by Lisa Jewell Patricia, Daisy, Vicki, Donna (4)
3. Sworn To Silence by Linda Castillo Aesaan, Perri (2)
4. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong RomanticBW (1)
5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber Dana (1)
6. Flame in the Mist by Rennee Ahdieh Ann, Amber (2)
7. Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg
8. The Promise (Joe Pike #5) by Robert Crais Agnieszka, Joni (2)

Smiler's Fair (The Hollow Gods, #1) by Rebecca Levene I Found You by Lisa Jewell Sworn To Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Caraval (Caraval, #1) by Stephanie Garber Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1) by Renee Ahdieh Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg The Promise (Joe Pike #5)(Elvis Cole #14) by Robert Crais

message 12: by Amber (last edited Jul 18, 2017 01:45PM) (new)

Amber Martingale | 6890 comments 1. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7... (The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American
by Jeff Smith, Chris Cart (Illustrator) ) +1

2. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5... ( James Beard's American Cookery
by James Beard)
3. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... (Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library
by Wayne A. Wiegand) +1

4. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (The Jedi in the Lotus: Star Wars and the Hindu Tradition
by Steven J. Rosen, Jonathan Young) +1

5. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... (Beren and Lúthien (Middle-Earth Universe)
by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (editor), Alan Lee (illustrator) ) +1

6. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... (Lion of Senet (Second Sons #1)
by Jennifer Fallon (Goodreads Author) ) +3

7. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6... (Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
by Lynne M. Thomas (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Tara O'Shea (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Catherynne M. Valente (Goodreads Author), Sophie Aldred, Elizabeth Bear (Goodreads Author), Mary Robinette Kowal (Goodreads Author), Carole E. Barrowman (Goodreads Author), Seanan McGuire (Goodreads Author) , Jody Lynn Nye (Goodreads Author), Kate Orman, Lloyd Rose, Lisa Bowerman, Johanna Mead, India Fisher, Jackie Jenkins, Christa Dickson (Goodreads Author), Deborah Stanish (Goodreads Author), Helen Kang, Francesca Coppa, Jennifer Adams Kelley, Tammy Garrison (Goodreads Author), Katy Shuttleworth, Kathryn Sullivan (Goodreads Author), Laura Doddington, Shoshana Magnet, Robert Smith? (Goodreads Author), K. Tempest Bradford (Goodreads Author), L.M. Myles (Goodreads Author), Amy Fritsch ) +2

8. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... (Walking in Fire (Hawaiian Heroes #1)
by Cathryn Cade (Goodreads Author) +2

9. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9... (100 Cats Who Changed Civilization
by Sam Stall) +1

and 10. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (When Eagles Dared: The Filmgoers' History of World War II
by Howard Hughes) +1

I still do not have votes from either of the two Danas

message 13: by Romanticbookworm (last edited Aug 03, 2017 03:46PM) (new)

Romanticbookworm | 43 comments My August List is follows:

1. Mistress Of Rome - Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #1) by Kate Quinn - Amber, Donna

2. The Dark Rose - The Dark Rose (The Morland Dynasty, #2) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

3. Madame Tussaud- Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran - Agnieszka

4 . Virgin River - Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr

5. My Sweet Revenge - My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

6. Assassin's Apprentice - Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb - Mandy; Sophie; Perri

7. The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds- The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (Malayan #1) by Selina Siak Chin Yoke - Ann

8. Moon Called - Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs - Joni, Kirsten

9. Stillhouse Lake Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1) by Rachel Caine - Patricia, Daisy, Dana; Aesaan, Vicki

10 - Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley

message 15: by Vicki Willis (last edited Jul 30, 2017 08:08PM) (new)

Vicki Willis | 469 comments I am taking the five most current pages from my TBR and picking one book from each.

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
Daisy, Dana

Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake, #1) by Rachel Caine Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
Kirsten, Patricia, Mandy, Aesaan, Perri, Joni, Donna

The Missing by Caroline Eriksson The Missing by Caroline Eriksson

The Watcher (Bigler County #1) by Jo Robertson The Watcher by Jo Robertson

Teacher Beware (Grace Ellery #1) by Charlotte Raine Teacher Beware by Charlotte Raine
Amber, RBW

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