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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

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Link to online interactive version with word list

Duration: One year from start date.

Rules:
Step 1: Find a word in the word search puzzle above. To use the interactive word find puzzle, follow the link above. To highlight words, use your mouse to click on the first letter, and then on the last letter of the word.
Step 2: For each word found, read a book with that word in the title. You may use singular or plural versions of the word. The word may be contained as a subset of a larger word (e.g. Deal for The Death Dealer or Rebellion for Rebel Wing) or a different tense of the root word (Drowning for Drowned Wednesday).
Hint: The hidden words are more common in Mystery books - but any genre may be used for this challenge.

Levels:
description Nosy Neighbour - 1 to 5 books
descriptionPrivate Investigator - 6 to 10 books
descriptionJunior Detective - 11 to 15 books
description Senior Detective - 16 to 20 books
descriptionChief Inspector - 21+ books

Example:
Reflection - Reflection (Whitney Steel, #1) by Kim Cresswell Reflection
Agency - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
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Note:
In 2015 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.



message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (last edited Jun 30, 2017 12:57PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25967 comments Emerald Coin Reading Challenges ~ Emerald Coin Emerald Coin

Earn your Emerald Coins with Reading Challenges joined on or after April 1, 2016.

To Earn an Emerald Coin:
Emerald Coin One Coin upon reaching Chief Inspector Level


Learn about Gem coins here


message 4: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

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message 6: by Kellie (new)

Kellie I'm game, the word I found was 'Fade,' so as soon as I find an attractive book with 'fade' in its title I'll read it!


message 7: by Nina (last edited Nov 09, 2017 04:09PM) (new)

Nina Snow | 46 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Start: 07/01/17
Finish: 07/01/18
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books


20/21+

Level 1: Noisy Neighbour - 1 to 5 books
✔︎1. Burn: Burn the Sky by Jaye McKenna - 7/1|★★★
✔︎2. Poison: Poison by Jennifer Estep - 7/1|★★★
✔︎3. Bite: Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep - 7/6|★★★★
✔︎4. Lies: Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep -7/14|★★★
✔︎5. Death: Web of Death by Jennifer Estep - 7/9|★★★
✔︎6. Fast: Fast Connection by Megan Erickson - 7/20|★★★★
✔︎7. Man: A Marked Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion - 7/30|★★★
✔︎8. Time: A Matter of Time Book I by Mary Calmes - 8/18|★★
✔︎9. Heart: Change of Heart by Mary Calmes - 8/18|★★★
✔︎10. Dark: Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall - 8/22|★★★
✔︎11. Fall: Fallen Crest High by Tijan - 8/30|★★★
✔︎12. KIller: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - 8/31|★★★★
✔︎13. Shadow: Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall - 9/9|★★★★
✔︎14. Going: Baby Please Don't Go by Frank Freudberg -9/13|★★★★
✔︎15. Cries: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs - 9/17|★★★★
✔︎16. Bad: Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher - 9/27|★★★★
✔︎17. Bone: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs - 10/23|★★★★
✔︎18. Walk: Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison - 11/01|★★★
✔︎19. Love: Loving Luki Vásquez by Lou Sylvre - 11/02|★★★
✔︎20. Assassin: Assassin Next Door by Eve Langlais - 11/04|★★★
21.


message 8: by Viji (last edited Jul 05, 2017 06:34AM) (new)

Viji | 358 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Start: 07/07/17
Finish: 07/06/18
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books


message 9: by Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (last edited Sep 06, 2018 06:37AM) (new)

Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (HarryDresdensLoveSlave) | 3422 comments Darn, when you print it out it doesn't print out what you've highlighted in the word find.

I'll see how far I get:


1: Blue: Ice Blue 7/5/17
2: Death: A Death in the Small Hours 7/13/2017
3: Die(s): Lord Edgeware Dies 7/13/2017
4: Murder: Murder on the Orient Express 7/30/17
5: House: Home for the Haunting-7/20/17
6: Bullet: Silver BulletSilver Bullet 9/27/2017
7: Evil: Career of Evil 10/4/2017
8: Ladies (lady): Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady 10/12/17
9: Get: How the Light Gets In 9/19/2017
10: Heart: Heartless 9/14/17
11: A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories 10/30/17
12: Ghost(ly) Ghost Gifts-11/2/17
13: DarK: Dark Places-7/16/18
14: Lies: Web of Lies-6/26/18
15:Black: The Black Prism-6/10/18
16: Killer: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer-5/27/18
17: Bite: Spider's Bite-5/9/18
18: Last: The Last Necromancer-5/3/18
19: Fall(en): Silence Fallen-4/19/19
20: Bitter: Bitter Moon-4/5/18
21: Gone (going): Wallflower Gone Wild-3/5/18
22: Never: Songs My Mother Never Taught Me-2/19/18
23: Cry (cries): Cry Wolf-2/5/18
24: Dog: The Dogs of Riga-1/27/18
25: Assassin: Requiem For An Assassin-1/21/18
26: Fell (fall): One Fell Sweep-1/14/18
27: The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery-1/20/18
28: Red: Red Fire-12/29/17
29: Shadow: Shadow Rider-12/13/17


message 10: by Abir (last edited Jul 05, 2018 12:59PM) (new)

Abir (Abirbee) | 317 comments It looks fun I'll give it a try.
A Puzzling Mystery
Start: 05/07/2017
Finish: 05/07/2018
Chief Inspector - 21+ books
1- Find: Manuscript Found in Accra 05/07/2017
2- Burn: Burn for Burn 14/07/2017
3- Cries: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept 23/07/2017
4- Die: Veronika Decides to Die 27/07/2017
5- Love: Unbeautifully Loved 29/07/2017
6- Bang: Wallbanger 07/08/2017
7- Heart: Every Heart a Doorway 16/08/2017
8- Country: 12/09/2017 داغستان بلدي
9- Poison: Toxic 17/09/2017
10- Lies: We Were Liars 26/09/2017
11- Demon: The Devil and Miss Prym 27/10/2017
12- Black: Black Beauty 07/02/2018
13- Bone: Children of Blood and Bone 26/05/2018
14- Man: Seduced By The Rich Man 13/06/2018
15- Sin: 15/06/2018 خطأ في حياتي
16- Land: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 21/06/2018
17- Red: Red Sister 29/06/2018

I still came up short


message 11: by Jade aka MrsTosh (last edited Apr 10, 2018 03:36AM) (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (MrsTosh) | 325 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books
Completed: 16/21+

(view spoiler)

1-Dead: From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris 02/08 ****
2-Going: Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris 05/08 ***
3-Things:Five Things I Love About You by Sarah Ballance 14/08 ***
4-Heart:Rome is Where the Heart is by Tilly Tennant 12/08 ***
5-Love:Let Love find You by Johanna Lindsey 24/08 ****
6-Box:Gwendys Button Box by Stephen King 21/09 ***
7-Guy:The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills 18/03 ****
8-Never:Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper 12/03 ****
9-Winter:Winter at West Sands Guest House 28/03 *****
10.-Red:Red Lily by Nora Roberts 28/03 ****
11.-Black:Black Rose by Nora Roberts 28/03 ****
12.-Blue:Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts 28/03 ****
13.-Bad:Mad, Bad and Dangerous in Plaid by Suzanne Enoch 28/02 ****
14.-Bite-The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands 19/12 ****
15.-Bone:The Bone Garden by Terr Gerritsen 09/11 ****
16.-Burn:Crash & Burn by London Casey 01/11 ***


From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8) by Charlaine Harris Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9) by Charlaine Harris Rome Is Where The Heart Is by Tilly Tennant Five Things I Love About You (Chase Brothers, #1) by Sarah Ballance Let Love Find You (Reid Family, #4) by Johanna Lindsey Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper by Debbie Johnson Winter at West Sands Guest House by Maggie Conway Red Lily (In the Garden, #3) by Nora Roberts Black Rose (In the Garden, #2) by Nora Roberts Blue Dahlia (In the Garden, #1) by Nora Roberts Mad, Bad, and Dangerous in Plaid (Scandalous Highlanders, #3) by Suzanne Enoch The Bite Before Christmas (Argeneau, #15.5; Night Huntress, #6.5) by Lynsay Sands The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen Crash and Burn (Back Down Devil MC #2) by London Casey


message 12: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25967 comments Welcome to the challenge everybody!


message 13: by Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (last edited Jan 02, 2018 12:08PM) (new)

Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (HarryDresdensLoveSlave) | 3422 comments Updating on a new post to bump the thread up.

1: Blue: Ice Blue 7/5/17
2: Death: A Death in the Small Hours 7/13/2017
3: Die(s): Lord Edgeware Dies 7/13/2017
4: Murder: Murder on the Orient Express 7/30/17
5: House: Home for the Haunting-7/20/17
6: Bullet: Silver Bullet 9/27/2017
7: Evil: Career of Evil 10/4/2017
8: Ladies (lady): Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady 10/12/17
9: Get: How the Light Gets In 9/19/2017
10: Heart: Heartless 9/14/17
11: Ghost(ly) MacGowan's Ghost by Cindy Miles 12/31/2017
12: Red: Red Fire-Deidre Knight 12/30/2017
13: Shadow: Shadow Rider-Christine Feehan 12/13/2017
14: Moon(light): Huntress Moon-Alexandra Sokoloff 12/8/17
15: Burn: A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories-Ray Bradbury
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message 14: by Stephanie (last edited Apr 04, 2018 03:32PM) (new)

Stephanie Tuell (booksloveme) | 98 comments started

Death: 'Til Death Do Us Part 4/4/18


message 15: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25967 comments Welcome Stephanie!


message 16: by Selu (last edited Jan 05, 2018 04:50PM) (new)

Selu (seluxe) | 16 comments A PUZZLING MYSTERY
Duration: 1/1/18 - 12/31/18
Level: Chief Inspector (21+ books)


message 17: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25967 comments Welcome Selu!


message 18: by MuschRoom (new)

MuschRoom | 6 comments Sound like a lot of fun!
I accept the challenge.


message 19: by Sana (last edited Aug 19, 2018 03:42AM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 76 comments A PUZZLING MYSTERY

Duration: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books


1. Dark: Eighth Grave After Dark 13/1/18
2. Death:The Death Sculptor 9/1/18
3. Lies: Trusting You and Other Lies 22/1/18
4. Secret:Secret Life of a Vampire 5/1/18
5. Love: Sex, Not Love 30/1/18
6. Big: My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding 10/8/18
7. Poison: The Queen's Poisoner 10/8/18
8. Moonlight: Eleventh Grave in Moonlight 14/5/18
9. Red: Red Sister 15/1/18
10. Bite: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors 23/3/18
11. First: First & Forever 20/2/18
12. House: The House 7/4/18
13. Bone: Bone Crossed 12/6/18
14. Ends: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
15. Evil: An Evil Mind 11/3/18
16. Fade: As She Fades 19/4/18
17. Never: Never Love a Highlander
18. Fall: Fallen
19. Heart: Hearts of Fire 30/3/18
20. Last: The Last Star 17/3/18
21. Dead: The Single Undead Moms Club 27/3/18
22. Blue: Succubus Blues 28/3/18
23. Thing: Where the Wild Things Bite 23/5/18
24. Burn: Frost Burned 21/7/18
25. Take: Dragos Takes a Holiday 2/7/18
26. Twisted: Twisted 14/8/18


message 20: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25967 comments Welcome to the challenge, MuschRoom and Sana!


message 21: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (gekrepten) | 229 comments this one was fun, i'll definitely sign up again. reserving my spot.

january 1 2018 - dec 31 - 2018

Private Investigator - 6 to 10 books


message 22: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25967 comments Welcome Rachel!


message 23: by Amy J. (last edited Feb 07, 2018 01:38PM) (new)

Amy J. | 684 comments I'm really Rusty on Challenges plus I'm doing the read harder challenge this year, so I'm going to aim low and go for Private Investigator to start with.

Progress 0/10

Roulette:
Things:
Bad:
Bang:
Causes:
Never:
Love: Love Notes by Christina C. Jones
Die: A Scone to Die For by H.Y. Hanna
Head:
Twisted


message 24: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (last edited Feb 07, 2018 06:14PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25967 comments Welcome Amy!

Your challenge post is linked HERE


Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (HarryDresdensLoveSlave) | 3422 comments Forgot all about this one and so went back and updated. Managed chief inspector without even trying:

7/5/17-7/5/18

1: Blue: Ice Blue 7/5/17
2: Death: A Death in the Small Hours 7/13/2017
3: Die(s): Lord Edgeware Dies 7/13/2017
4: Murder: Murder on the Orient Express 7/30/17
5: House: Home for the Haunting-7/20/17
6: Bullet: Silver BulletSilver Bullet 9/27/2017
7: Evil: Career of Evil 10/4/2017
8: Ladies (lady): Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady 10/12/17
9: Get: How the Light Gets In 9/19/2017
10: Heart: Heartless 9/14/17
11: A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories 10/30/17
12: Ghost(ly) Ghost Gifts-11/2/17
13: DarK: Dark Places-7/16/18
14: Lies: Web of Lies-6/26/18
15:Black: The Black Prism-6/10/18
16: Killer: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer-5/27/18
17: Bite: Spider's Bite-5/9/18
18: Last: The Last Necromancer-5/3/18
19: Fall(en): Silence Fallen-4/19/19
20: Bitter: Bitter Moon-4/5/18
21: Gone (going): Wallflower Gone Wild-3/5/18
22: Never: Songs My Mother Never Taught Me-2/19/18
23: Cry (cries): Cry Wolf-2/5/18
24: Dog: The Dogs of Riga-1/27/18
25: Assassin: Requiem For An Assassin-1/21/18
26: Fell (fall): One Fell Sweep-1/14/18
27: The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery-1/20/18
28: Red: Red Fire-12/29/17
29: Shadow: Shadow Rider-12/13/17


message 26: by Cátia (new)

Cátia  Pereira | 22 comments Hi:)
A Puzzling Mystery
Start: 10/09/18
Finish: 09/09/19
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books

1: End(s): Childhood's End
2: Man(s): Old Man's War
3: Red: Written in Red
4:.....


message 27: by Yulia (new)

Yulia (Booknerd_SPNLover) | 5 comments I'd love to start this challenge!
September 15, 2018-September 15, 2019
Level: Chief Inspector-21+ books

1)Heart: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
2)Twisted: Time's Twisted Arrow (Timebound) by Rysa Walker
3)Get: Get Well Soon History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright
4)Burn: A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1) by Jessica Cluess
5)Bad: Very Bad Things by Susan McBride
6)Far: Far From You by Tess Sharpe
7)Time: A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan, #1) by Julie McElwain
8)Love: Because You Love to Hate Me 13 Tales of Villainy by Amerie
9)Head: Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells
10)Going: Going Over by Beth Kephart
11)Stranger: Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson
12)Demon: Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1) by A.E. Kirk
13)Die: Die for Me (Revenants, #1) by Amy Plum
14)Big: The Big Empty (The Big Empty, #1) by J.B. Stephens
15)Things: All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1) by Gabrielle Zevin
16)Red: Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence
17)Damsel: Damselfly (Damselfly, #1) by Jennie Bates Bozic
18)Know: The Devil You Know by Trish Doller
19)Dark: The Dark World (Dark World, #1) by Cara Lynn Shultz
20)Box: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
21)Murder: Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions, #1) by James Patterson
22)Find: From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
23)Bite: Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill
24)Bone: The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1) by Rin Chupeco
25)Last: The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli


message 28: by Rina (last edited 19 hours, 5 min ago) (new)

Rina | 12 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Duration: 16.09.2018 - 15.09.2019
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books

1. Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser - Fast
2. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin - All
3. Under the Red Flag Stories by Ha Jin by Ha Jin - Red


message 29: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (Agnieszka7) | 184 comments Some great words in this puzzle - let's see how many of them I find in my book titles.

I'll set up the challenge properly when I'm back home again


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