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challenge submitted by Casey


How to play
This challenge is a little different from our usual ones. You may choose your own time frame for finishing the challenge, but the goal is to read a total of 78 books. There are a total of twelve towers or stacks of books. The description for each is described below and you get to choose the time you will have to climb each of the towers. You may work on them simultaneously or at different times. The choice is up to you.

Rules
Any media allowed (audio, ebook, graphic novel, book, etc.)

Levels and Duration
Slow and Steady - up to 5 years
Eyes on Target - up to 3 years
Quick as a Bunny - up to 2 years
Need for Speed - up to 18 months
Fast and Furious - up to 1 year

The Twelve Towers
12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads

4 books that you started but never finished

3 books that you've already read before

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


Note:
In 2013 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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Casey, with a book (caseydilla) | 35 comments Oh cool! Thanks for re-posting. I guess it's time to do it again :)

The Twelve Towers Challenge #2
October 01, 2017 - October 01, 2020
Level: Eyes on Target
Goal: 01/78

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest

10 books you randomly select from your shelves

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you

6 anticipated releases

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads

4 books that you started but never finished

3 books that you've already read before

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


message 6: by June (last edited Mar 26, 2018 01:52PM) (new)

June | 385 comments I’m in for level Quick as a Bunny

Start date November 1, 2017
End date

1 A book which intimidates you


2 Books with covers that you don’t think fit the storyline or you don’t like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

3 books that you’ve already read before
- Assassin's Apprentice Dec 18,2017

4 books that you started and never finished
-Royal Assassin Dec 30, 2017
-Leviathan Wakes Dec 9, 2017

5 books recommended via Goodreads

6 anticipated releases

✔ 7 books everyone seems to have read but you
- Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption Nov 20, 2017
-In Cold Blood Nov 23, 2017
-Othello Dec 4, 2017
-The Hate U Give Jan 20,2018
-North and South February 5, 2018
-Rules of Civility February 24, 2018
- Pachinko March 9, 2018

✔ 8 novellas or short stories
- Clarkesworld 43 - Between Two Dragons- 11/4/2017
- Non-Zero Possibilities- Read 11/5/2017
- Summer Lightning and Other Stories Read 11/4/2017
- The Ledge found in The Best American Short Stories of the Century Read 11/6/2017
-Second Chances Read 12/23/2017
-A Gift for Messiah: A Christmas Story for the Wintry Heart 12/31/2017
-The Fish MerchantRead 1/27/2018
- A Jar of Goodwill Read 1/27/2018


9 sequels, series continuations, spin offs
-The Stone Sky 11/30/2017
-Clouds of Witness Dec 22, 2017
-Assassin's Quest 1/13/2018
10 books randomly selected from your shelf

11 books that you never find time for or that have been on your shelves the longest
-Alien Infection
-Castle Cay
- Daughter of Joy
-Twisted

12 books that you have acquired most recently
Library Picks
-Black Water Rising
-The Farming of Bones
-The House at Riverton
-Cutting for Stone
-

Purchases
-Dawn






Progress 30/78


message 7: by Amber M. (last edited Sep 30, 2018 10:17PM) (new)

Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments

The Twelve Towers Challenge
Fast and Furious:
October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
~~~•~~~
Current Status: 78/78

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
1. Mendel's Dwarf: 10/12/17
2. The Remains of the Day: 5/8/18
3. Lily and the Octopus: 8/25/18
4. The Ghost Writer: 6/19/18
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: 9/30/18
6. A Robot in the Garden: 12/29/17
7. Tau Zero: 2/8/18
8. The One: 9/12/18
9. Gateway: 2/10/18
10. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: 9/8/18
11. Britt-Marie Was Here: 11/7/17
12. Dark Space: 6/26/18


11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
1. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld: 2/6/18
2. Norse Mythology: 7/26/18
3. Red Rising: 2/4/18
4. The Flight of the Silvers: 7/13/18
5. Woman on the Edge of Time: 8/10/18
6. Strange the Dreamer: 11/21/17
7. We Are the Ants: 11/28/17
8. Pavilion of Women: A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters: 1/4/18
9. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: 6/14/18
10. Synthesis on Sexterra: 10/9/17
11.The Cosmic Puppets: 6/25/18


10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
1. The R.E.M. Effect: A Thriller: 1/8/18
2. 2312: 2/27/18
3. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: 4/5/18
4. In One Person: 4/12/18
5. Fifteen Dogs: 5/3/18
6. The Graveyard Book: 5/22/18
7. The Biggerers: 8/2/18
8. The White Hart: 8/5/18
9. The Supernaturalist: 8/18/18
10. The Peculiar: 8/22/18


9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
1. Blue Lily, Lily Blue: 10/3/17
2. Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist: 10/6/17
3. The Raven King: 10/23/17
4. Wandering Star: 11/25/17
5. The Glass Magician: 12/17/17
6. The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Wizards: 1/6/18
7. Deeper: 1/13/18
8. Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie: 1/16/18
9. Thirteen Rising: 1/20/18


8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
1. The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Lost Girl: 11/21/17
2. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions: 11/25/17
3. Animal Farm: 12/7/17
4. The Man Who Folded Himself: 6/9/18
5. Where's Primcella?: 3/29/18
6. Unexpected Tales from the Ends of the Earth: 3/30/18
7. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: 4/8/18
8. The Summer Book: 4/27/18


7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
1. Words in Deep Blue: 4/14/18
2. Eleanor & Park: 9/5/18
3. Howl's Moving Castle: 7/3/18
4. Cloud Atlas: 6/30/18
5. Beartown: 3/16/18
6. The Loudness: 8/16/18
7. The Alchemist: 8/5/18


6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
1. Record of a Spaceborn Few: 7/29/18
2. Artemis: 1/1/18
3. The Muse of Nightmares:
pending October
4. Dark Age:
pending February
5. Obsidio: 4/7/18
6. Aru Shah and the End of Time: 5/13/18
ALTERNATES
Us Against You: 6/12/18
A Pocketful of Crows: 6/24/18

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodread
1. They Both Die at the End: 10/26/17
2. Love in the Time of Cholera: 12/23/17
3. The Cruel Prince: 3/20/18
4. The Mosaic: 4/17/18
5. I Am the Messenger: 6/20/18


4 books that you started but never finished
1. Sucker's Portfolio: 6/23/18
2. A Princess of Mars: 7/5/18
3. Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life: 3/8/18
4. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared: 2/1/18


3 books that you've already read before
1. A Wrinkle in Time: 12/18/17
2. A Wind in the Door: 1/4/18
3. A Swiftly Tilting Planet: 1/21/18


2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
1. The Black Camel: A Charlie Chan Mystery 10/20/17
2. Agent of Change: 6/23/18


1 book that intimidates you
1. Saving Crafter: Herobrine Reborn Book One: A Gameknight999 Adventure: An Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventure: 5/6/18



message 8: by Aminko (last edited Nov 27, 2020 02:18PM) (new)

Aminko | 431 comments I'm in for Eyes on Target - 3 years
Start Date: 1 October 2017
End Date:

Completed: 68/78

The Twelve Towers

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date) COMPLETED
1. One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: Poems by Paul Muldoon (1/10/2017) ★★★
2. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (28/10/2017) ★★★★
3. Graveyard of Memories by Barry Eisler (22/11/2017) ★★★★★
4. Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson (14/12/2017) ★★★★★
5. Pitch Please by Lani Lynn Vale (23/12/2017) ★★★
6. The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong by David Orr (29/12/2017) ★★★★
7. Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge (4/1/2018) ★★★★★
8. The Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown ★★★★★
9. Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan (30/4/2018) ★★★★
10. Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights by Steven Levingston ★★★★★
11. The Gamble by Kristen Ashley (4/7/2018) ★★★★★
12. Feed by Mira Grant (19/7/2018) ★★★★★

One Thousand Things Worth Knowing Poems by Paul Muldoon Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Graveyard of Memories (John Rain, #8) by Barry Eisler Let's Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson Pitch Please (There's No Crying in Baseball, #1) by Lani Lynn Vale The Road Not Taken Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong by David Orr Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge The Lilac Bouquet by Carolyn Brown Queen of Fire (Raven's Shadow, #3) by Anthony Ryan Kennedy and King The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights by Steven Levingston Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) by Mira Grant

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
1. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (9/6/219) ★★★★★
2. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (7/11/2017) ★★★★
3. Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs (6/11/2019) ★★★★
4. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux (28/6/2020) ★★
5. Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
6. The Shell Collector by Hugh Howey
7. The Map Thief by Michael Blanding (14/11/2018) ★★★★★
8. Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson
9. Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker (24/11/2017) ★★★★
10. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (14/12/2019) ★★★★
11. Love Potions by Michelle M. Pillow (25/1/2020) ★★

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs The Good Girl by Mary Kubica Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan, #7) by Kathy Reichs The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield The Shell Collector by Hugh Howey The Map Thief The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps by Michael Blanding Wicked as They Come (Blud, #1) by Delilah S. Dawson Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4) by Julie Ann Walker A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Love Potions (Warlocks MacGregor, #1) by Michelle M. Pillow

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
1. The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston (25/7/2019) ★★★★
2. The Last Victim by Paula Brackston (11/8/2018) ★★★★
3. Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson (29/12/2017) ★★★
4. Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards (14/8/2018) ★★★★
5. Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes
6. The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Aiken (22/11/2020) ★★★★★
7. Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell
8. Blood Mate by Mina Carter (24/5/2020) ★★
9. The Los Angeles Diaries: A Memoir by James Brown
10. Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley (11/8/2019) ★★★

The Witch's Daughter (The Witch's Daughter, #1) by Paula Brackston The Last Victim (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #1) by Karen Robards Undead and Unreturnable (Undead, #4) by MaryJanice Davidson Dog with a Bone (Black Dog, #1) by Hailey Edwards Beginner's Guide Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken Complexity A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell Blood Mate (Project Rebellion, #2) by Mina Carter The Los Angeles Diaries A Memoir by James Brown Breaking Him (Love is War, #1) by R.K. Lilley

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs - COMPLETED
1. Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton (13/7/2020) ★★★★★
2. Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole (13/10/2017) ★★★★★
3. Night Prey by John Sandford (20/10/2017) ★★★★★
4. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (26/10/2017) ★★★★★
5. Marked by Rebecca Zanetti (15/11/2017) ★★★★★
6. Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs (3/12/2017) ★★★★★
7. Mind Prey by John Sandford (16/12/2017) ★★★★★
8. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (22/12/2017) ★★★★★
9. A Taste for Control by Patrice Michelle (5/2/2018) ★★★★

Judas Unchained (Commonwealth Saga, #2) by Peter F. Hamilton Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole Night Prey (Lucas Davenport, #6) by John Sandford Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris Marked (Dark Protectors, #7) by Rebecca Zanetti Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan #5) by Kathy Reichs Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport, #7) by John Sandford Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews A Taste for Control (Kendrian Vampires, #3) by Patrice Michelle

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case. COMPLETED
1. The Blushing Bounder by Meljean Brook (28/10/2017) ★★★★★
2. Naughty Boss by Whitney G. (25/11/2017) ★★★
3. Teased by Rebecca Zanetti (29/12/2017) ★★★★★
4. Steel by Terry Bolryder (20/1/2018) ★★
5. Magic Mourns by Ilona Andrews (6/1/2018) ★★★★★
6. Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost (11/6/2018) ★★★★★
7. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (23/7/2018) ★★★★
8. On His Watch by Katie Ruggle (27/1/2019) ★★★★

The Blushing Bounder (Iron Seas, #0.4) by Meljean Brook Naughty Boss (Steamy Coffee Collection, #1) by Whitney G. Teased (Dark Protectors #7.5) by Rebecca Zanetti Steel (Rent-a-Dragon, #1) by Terry Bolryder Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels, #3.5) by Ilona Andrews Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5) by Jeaniene Frost Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf On His Watch (Search and Rescue, #0.5) by Katie Ruggle

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
1. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (15/5/2018) ★★★★
3. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (20/6/2018) ★★★★★
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (6/6/2018) ★★★★
5. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (8/2/2018) ★★★★★
6. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (11/2/2020) ★★★★
7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (6/7/2019) ★★★★★

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard In Cold Blood by Truman Capote The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards The Omnivore's Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
1. Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss
2. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (15/6/2018) ★★★★★
3. Measure What Matters by John Doerr (31/10/2018) ★★★★★
4. Cruel Money by K.A. Linde (12/4/2019) ★★★
5. Deal with the Devil by Meghan March (3/4/2019) ★★★
6. Rebel Dragon by Anna Lowe (18/5/2019) ★★★★

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Measure What Matters by John E. Doerr Cruel Money (Cruel, #1) by K.A. Linde Deal with the Devil (Forge Trilogy, #1) by Meghan March Rebel Dragon (Aloha Shifters Pearls of Desire, #1) by Anna Lowe

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads COMPLETED
1. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie (27/11/2020) ★★★★
2. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (13/6/2020) ★★★★★
3. Viking Thunder by Emmanuelle de Maupassant (8/12/2019) ★★
4. Updraft by Fran Wilde (26/4/2019) ★★★★
5. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (17/7/2018) ★★★★★

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen Viking Thunder by Emmanuelle de Maupassant Updraft (Bone Universe, #1) by Fran Wilde The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

4 books that you started but never finished COMPLETED
1. Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin (18/5/2019) ★★★
2. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (23/12/2017) ★★★★★
3. Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton (19/5/2019) ★★★★★
4. Burmese Days by George Orwell (24/11/2017) ★★★★

Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss Pandora's Star (Commonwealth Saga, #1) by Peter F. Hamilton Burmese Days by George Orwell

3 books that you've already read before
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (31/1/2019) ★★★★★
2. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
3. Tink's Neverland by S.E. Smith (15/1/2018) ★★★★★

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan Tink's Neverland (Cosmos' Gateway, #1) by S.E. Smith

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books COMPLETED
1. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi (10/8/2019) ★★★
2. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (11/6/2019) ★★★★★

Never Eat Alone And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

1 book that intimidates you
1. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer


message 9: by Emily (last edited May 02, 2018 09:28AM) (new)

Emily | 1013 comments m in for Eyes on Target - 3 years
Start Date: 1 October 2017
End Date:

Completed: 0/78

The Twelve Towers

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date) 
1 Rusty Cage - Bijou Hunter 10.7
2 Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds 10.26
3-Go To Hail by Lani Lynn Vale 10.26
4-The Nanny and the Playboy by Sam Crescent 10.30
5 Big Bad Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden 11.14
6-Only For You by Melissa Foster 11.17
7-Hellhounds by Esther E. Schmidt 11.26
8-Bred by the Billionaire by Sam Crescent 11.27
9 Mick by KB Winter 12.5
10 Scoring With The Wrong Twin by Naima Simone 12.16
11 Rocco by Sarah Castille 12.16
12 Baby Im Howling For yOu by Christine Warren 12.21

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these) 
1-On The Edge of Love by Shay Rucker 10.14-2015
2-Vipers Kiss by Shannon Curtis 10.26
3-A Demon And His Witch by Eve Langlais 12.14
4-Recipe For Desire by Leah Brooke 12.22
5-Worth the Risk by Claudia Connor 1.2
6 Sweet Temptation by KC Lynn 1.14
7-Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon 1.26
8 Midnight Crossroads by Charlaine Harris 1.29
9 Stormy Nights by Tonya Romagos 2.25
10 Reluctant Wife by Bronwen Evans 3.8
11 All ShookUp by Susan Anderson 4.15

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose) 
1-Lawman Lion by Zoe Chant 10.3
2-Fated by RL Mathewson 11/9
3-Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee 11.14
4 Taking the Fall by Alexa Riley 12.16
5 Savage Kiss by Milly Taiden 12.17
6-Falling For Cade by Ra'chael Ohara 1.5
7-Daughter of Aphrodite by CM Ownes 1.7
8Love and Lists by Tara Sivec 11.14
9 Claiming Bailey by Susan Stocker 11.4
10Lost in you by Sam Crescent 4.23

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs 
1-Loving Colt by C.A. Harms 10/9
2-Exquisite Innocence by Ann Mayburn 11.10
3 I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne 11.17
4 Vengeance Aside by Nancy Havilland 12.17
5 Devils Ruin by Bijou Hunter 12.18
6 Ride Baby Ride by Vivian Arend 1.4
7-Only With Me by Kelly Elliot 1.17
8-Techy by LeAnn Ashers 1.23
9 Burn SO Bad by JH Croix 1.25

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case. 
1-Kingpin by Alexa Riley 10.3
2-Baby Your Mine by Piper Davenport 11.20
3-Single Dad's Waitress by Amelia Wilde 11.27
4-Score by Juliette Jones 1.15
5 Taking the Fall Vol 3 Alexa riley 12.16
6 Until More by S.Van Horne 4.5
7 Somehting to Howl About by Christine Warren 12.18
8 Until Leo by Rochelle Paige 4.18

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you 
1-The Killing Floor by Lee Child 10.1
2 Glass Houses by Rachel Caine 10.5
3-First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
4-True by Laurann Dohner 11.10
5-Crash Into you by Katie McGarry 11.17
6-Falling For Gracie by Susan Mellery 11.17
7 Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine 4.15

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date) 
1 Xerox by Esther E Schmidt 10.11
2 Finding Our Course by Ahren Sanders 11.1
3 Haven by Mary Lindsey 11.2
4 Van by Sawyer Bennett 1212
5-Stumbling Into Love 12.12 (1.30.18)
6 Mean Machine by Joanna Blake 12.21

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads 
1 Hero by Lauren Rowe 4.7
2 Playing House by Amy Andrews 3.18
3 Imperfect by April Wilson 3.19
4 Hot Mess by JH Croix 3.30
5 Heller by JD Nixon 4.10

4 books that you started but never finished 
1-Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater10.4
2-Brigadiers Runaway Bride by Erica Ridley 10/9
3-Wickedest Witch by Eve Langlais 10.17
4 Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris 2.3

3 books that you've already read before 
1-Counter to my Intelligence by Lani Lynn Vale 10.3
2 A Family For Christmas by Jordan Silver 12.19
3 Lane by LeAnn Ashers 2.10

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books 
1-The sizzle saga by Sarah O Rourke 1.14
2 Making Sense by Lila Rose 3.8

1 book that intimidates you 
1.  Wanted by Kelly Elliot 1.30


message 10: by Angie (new)

Angie | 185 comments The Twelve Towers Challenge
Level: Need For Speed
1/10/17 – 31/3/19
0/78


12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads

4 books that you started but never finished

3 books that you've already read before

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


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Moderators of NBRC | 30646 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge!!

I've linked everyone's challenge posts at the top of the thread.

Have fun!


message 12: by — Massiel (last edited Sep 03, 2018 09:59PM) (new)

— Massiel (rollitosdecanela) | 512 comments I'm in! - 1 Oct. 2017 - 1 Oct. 2022
Level: Slow and Steady - up to 5 years

◈ The Twelve Towers
12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur The Girls by Emma Cline The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands, #3) by Alwyn Hamilton The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab Champion (Legend, #3) by Marie Lu Defy the Stars (Constellation, #1) by Claudia Gray Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
(view spoiler)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Sweet Peril (Sweet, #2) by Wendy Higgins Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) by Kiersten White Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake
(view spoiler)


10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1) by Sherry Thomas They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Silber Das zweite Buch der Träume (Silber, #2) by Kerstin Gier Silber Das dritte Buch der Träume (Silber, #3) by Kerstin Gier Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands, #2) by Alwyn Hamilton
(view spoiler)

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress, #6) by Jeaniene Frost Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2) by Jeaniene Frost Up from the Grave (Night Huntress, #7) by Jeaniene Frost Bound by Flames (Night Prince, #3) by Jeaniene Frost
(view spoiler)

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
Reckoning (Night Huntress, #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost Devil to Pay (Night Huntress, #3.5) by Jeaniene Frost Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5) by Jeaniene Frost The Bite Before Christmas (Argeneau, #15.5; Night Huntress, #6.5) by Lynsay Sands One For the Money (Night Huntress, #4.5) by Jeaniene Frost Magic Graves (Night Huntress, #4.5; Kate Daniels, #0.5) by Jeaniene Frost Home for the Holidays (Night Huntress, #6.5) by Jeaniene Frost Outtakes from the Grave (Night Huntress, #7.5) by Jeaniene Frost
(view spoiler)

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1) by Evelyn Skye The Archived (The Archived, #1) by Victoria Schwab Warcross (Warcross, #1) by Marie Lu Heartless by Marissa Meyer The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan Ruin and Rising (Grisha Verse, #3) by Leigh Bardugo And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga #1) by Kiersten White
(view spoiler)

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, #1) by Jennifer Estep To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi Legendary (Caraval, #2) by Stephanie Garber Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
(view spoiler)

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
Burn (Dark in You, #1) by Suzanne Wright Blaze (Dark in You, #2) by Suzanne Wright Ashes (Dark in You, #3) by Suzanne Wright Embers (Dark in You, #4) by Suzanne Wright A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
(view spoiler)

4 books that you started but never finished
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3) by Patrick Ness The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor
(view spoiler)

3 books that you've already read before
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan Rhodes Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2) by Morgan Rhodes Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3) by Morgan Rhodes
(view spoiler)

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus Hope and Red (Empire of Storms, #1) by Jon Skovron '
(view spoiler)

1 book that intimidates you
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
(view spoiler)


message 13: by Christina (last edited Nov 13, 2020 08:14PM) (new)

Christina Byrne (cmbyrne87) | 46 comments Levels and Duration -
Slow and Steady - up to 5 years
Eyes on Target - up to 3 years
Quick as a Bunny - up to 2 years 9/30/19
Need for Speed - up to 18 months 4/1/19
Fast and Furious - up to 1 year 9/30/18

◈ The Twelve Towers
12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
A Whole New World 11/7/17
Twelve Years a Slave 11/29/17
Scorch 1/22/18
The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Novice
Hey, Idiot!: Chronicles of Human Stupidity 11/17/17
Poems of William Blake 3/20/18
Flyover Nation: You Can't Run a Country You've Never Been To 2/6/20
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure 8/30/18
Scrappy Little Nobody
Shadows
The Nanny Diaries 2/25/20

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
Hallowed 11/22/17
Sweet Peril
Invisible 9/22/19
Touch 8/15/18
Destined for an Early Grave 3/28/18
The Darkest Craving 8/31/18
Night Broken
Balthazar 7/1/18
Iced 8/1/18
The Shining 5/23/18
Envy 12/16/19

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
What She Left Behind 10/4/20
Between the Spark and the Burn 9/2/19
Onyx 1/20/18
Orleans
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School 8/12/20
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Not a Drop to Drink
Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom 9/29/18
The Immortal Circus: Act One 1/27/18
The Ward

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
Fragments 9/12/19
Breakable 5/13/18
The King 2/28/18
Moonshine
Twisted 1/14/20
Radiant Shadows
Champion
Rapture
Heaven 6/11/18

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case. - DONE
Beauty 7/14/18
Who Goes There? 12/12/17
Dancing 7/14/18
A Christmas Carol 12/31/17
Please Remain Calm 7/18/18
Endlessly Beautiful 1.5 7/15/18
Shutdown 7/15/18
Radiant 6/12/18


7/ books that everyone seems to have read but you
1984 1/31/19
The Book Thief
Brave New World
The Help 3/19/20
If I Stay
The Handmaid's Tale 2/18/20
The Golden Compass 10/31/17

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
Legendary 10/1/19
The Thief
The Plastic Magician 10/10/18
Pestilence 9/15/18
The Cruel Prince 10/16/18
Everless

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
A Dirty Job 12/30/17
Three Dark Crowns 2/16/18
Strange Angels
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? 3/12/18
Written in Red

4 books that you started but never finished
Along Came a Spider 9/20/18
The Ocean at the End of the Lane 2/18/19
Timeline 2/14/18
Pride and Prejudice 2/23/18


3 books that you've already read before
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps 5/24/18
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason 8/6/18
The 100 Best Poems of All Time 8/9/18


2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
Angels & Demons 12/9/18
The Road 10/8/19


1 book that intimidates you
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies 12/18/18



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Q | 27 comments Oh Im in for this one


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Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 96 comments Moderators of NBRC wrote: "Welcome to the challenge!!

I've linked everyone's challenge posts at the top of the thread.

Have fun!"


Thank you!


message 16: by Katherine (last edited Feb 12, 2018 08:49PM) (new)

Katherine | 297 comments ★★★★★★ The Twelve Towers Challenge ★★★★★★

12 books that you've acquired most recently (view spoiler)
The New Teen Titans, Vol. 1 by Marv Wolfman A Christmas of Hope by Danyelle Ferguson The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers Dr. Guinea Pig George by Becky Benishek Catch a Tiger by the Tail (Fabian Garoux #2) by Eve Langlais Taran Wanderer (The Chronicles of Prydain #4) by Lloyd Alexander A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan The Snow Queen's Captive (Once Upon a Time Travel, #3) by Jill Myles Lumberjanes #34 by Shannon Watters The Star-Touched Queen Chapter Sampler by Roshani Chokshi Amazing Spider-Man Edge of Spider-Verse by David Hine The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (view spoiler)
The Bunker (The Infected, #2) by Justin Gowland Cirque Du Freak (Cirque du Freak, #1) by Darren Shan Spiteful (The Infected, #3) by Justin Gowland My Little Monster, Vol. 9 by Robico My Little Monster, Vol. 10 by Robico My Little Monster, Vol. 11 by Robico My Little Monster, Vol. 12 by Robico Divine Scales (Blood Prince, #4) by Jennifer Blackstream Spook's A New Darkness (Starblade Chronicles Series) by Joseph Delaney My Little Monster, Vol. 13 by Robico The Indian In The Cupboard Trilogy by Lynne Reid Banks
10 books you randomly select from your shelves (view spoiler)
Bleach, Vol. 38 Fear for Fight by Tite Kubo My Love Story!!, Vol. 10 by Kazune Kawahara The World God Only Knows vol. 14 (The World God Only Knows, #14) by WAKAKI Tamiki My Little Monster, Vol. 8 by Robico Sailor Moon, Vol. 01 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon #1) by Naoko Takeuchi The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1 Coming Home by J. Michael Straczynski Zero Day (Slow Burn, #1) by Bobby Adair Infected (Slow Burn, #2) by Bobby Adair Destroyer (Slow Burn, #3) by Bobby Adair WhiteSpace Season One by Sean Platt
9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs (view spoiler)
My Little Monster, Vol. 7 by Robico Her Majesty's Dog, Volume 6 by Mick Takeuchi Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling Before Midnight (Blood Prince, #1) by Jennifer Blackstream (rebounding) DEAD (DEAD(ish) Book 6) by Naomi Kramer Rise of the Werewolf (Lycan Fallout #1) by Mark Tufo Barbarian's Hope (Ice Planet Barbarians, #10) by Ruby Dixon Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 2 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Renewal Edition, #2) by Naoko Takeuchi Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 3 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Renewal Edition, #3) by Naoko Takeuchi
8 novellas or short-stories. (view spoiler)
Mail Order Menace (Brides of Beckham, #21) by Kirsten Osbourne Della (Cowboys and Debutantes, #2) by Vivi Holt 17 Marigold Lane by R.M. Gilmore Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw Captain Marvel, Vol. 2 Civil War II by Christos Gage Bleach, Volume 39 by Tite Kubo Bleach, Volume 40 by Tite Kubo The World God Only Knows 9 by Tamiki Wakaki
7 books that everyone seems to have read but you (view spoiler)
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer Spider-Gwen, Vol. 2 Weapon of Choice by Jason Latour Captain Marvel, Vol. 1 Rise of Alpha Flight by Tara Butters Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su
6 anticipated releases: (view spoiler)
Mail Order Moments (A Brides of Beckham Novel) by Cissie Patterson The Devil's Guests An Extreme Horror novel by Matt Shaw Empowered and the Soldier of Love #1 by Adam Warren Empowered and the Soldier of Love #2 by Adam Warren Empowered and the Soldier of Love #3 by Adam Warren The Child Thief by Brom
Goodreads recommended: (view spoiler)
Humanity's Death A Zombie Epic by D.S. Black Barbarian's Heart (Ice Planet Barbarians, #9) by Ruby Dixon Scarlet Witch, Vol. 1 Witches' Road by James Robinson Spider-Gwen, Vol. 1 Greater Power by Jason Latour Shaking hands with death by Terry Pratchett
4 books that you started but never finished: (view spoiler)
The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Wizard's Chance (The Realm, #1) by Eve Langlais One Piece East Blue 4-5-6, Vol. 2 (One Piece Omnibus, #2) by Eiichirō Oda
3 books that you've already read before: (view spoiler)
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Once Upon a Time A Story Collection (Ever After High) by Shannon Hale Civil War Captain America by Ed Brubaker
2 books with covers that you don't think fit: (view spoiler)
The Spook’s Revenge (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #13) by Joseph Delaney Taken for the Alien Prince by Ruth Anne Scott
1 book that intimidates you: (view spoiler)
Grimm's Fairy Tales 64 Dark Original Tales by Jacob Grimm


message 17: by Mary C (last edited Nov 13, 2018 11:03AM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 4904 comments I'll play. We'll see how long it takes:

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)

1: Zero Day-David Balducci 1/18/18
2: The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston 10/13/2017
3: Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop by Marc Myers 10/8/17
4: Huntress Moon-Alexandra Sokolof 12/8
5: Burial Rites-Hannah Kent 1/25/2018
6: Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks-Stephen Davis 3/26/2018
7: The Accidental Alchemist-Gigi Pandian 5/24/18
8: Darkness Dawns-Dianne Duval 3/18/18
9: Wallflower Gone Wild-Maya Rodale 3/5/18
10:American Murder Houses: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of Homicide-Steve Lehto 3/17/18
11: Juliet-Ann Fortier 2/25/18
12: Songs My Mother Never Taught Me-Selcuk Altun 2/19/18

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)

1: Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady by Bronwyn Scott 10/12/17
2: Relentless-Cindy Stark 8/10/18
3:Fatal Puzzle-Catherine Shepherd 8/17/18
4: The Shaughnessey Accord-Alison Kent 3/21/18
5: MacGowan's Ghost-Cindy Miles-12/30/17
6: Red Fire-Deidre Knight 12/29/17
7: The Mail-Order Brides-Bronwyn Williams 11/27/17
8: The Bane Affair-Alison Kent 1/4/2018
9: The Ultimatum-Susan Kearney-3/19/18
10: Red Kiss-Deirde Knight 4/5/18
11: Sign Off-Patricia McClinn 8/17/18

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)

1: Ghost Gifts-Laura Spinella 11/2/17
2: Shadow Rider-Christine Feehan 12/13/17
3: Opal Fire-Barbara Anino 1/30/18
4: One Wrong Step-Laura Griffin 7/28/18
5: A Dixie Christmas-Sandra Hill 8/5/18
6: Instruments of Darkness-Imogen Robertson 8/22/18
7: Night Stalks the Mansion: A True Story of One Family's Ghostly Adventure-Constance Westbie 8/10/18
8: Death of an Honest Man-8/9/18
9: The Ghost and Miss Demure-8/7/18
10: Web of Lies-Jennifer Estep 6/26/18


9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

1: To Desire a Devil- Elizabeth Hoyt 10/24/2017
2: Still Life With Crows- Douglas Preston 10/21/2017
3: The Killer Ascendant-Barry Eisler 1/21/18
4: Blood Moon-Alexandra Sokolof 12/26/17
5: Bitter Moon-Alexandra Sokolof 4/5/18
6: Body Work-Sara Paretsky 2/25/18
7: In the Market for Murder-TE Kinsey 2/21/18
8: Foretold-2/16/18
9: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith 10/4/2017

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
1-8 A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories 10/30/2017
(16 Ray Bradbury short stories & novellas)

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
1: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
10/24/2017
2: Sharp Objects 8/23/2018
3: Dark Places-Gillian Flynn 7/16/18
4: Halfway to the Grave-Jeanine Frost 8/31/18
5: book:The Girl on the Train|22557272]-Paula Hawkins 12/1/2017
6: The Time Machine-HG Wells 8/12/18
7: One Foot in the Grave Jeanine Frost 9/4/18

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
1: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer-Michelle McNamara 5/27/18
2: A Magical Match-Juliet Blackwell 7/10/18
3: An American Marriage-Tayari Jones 6/22/18
4: The Rules of Magic-Alice Hoffman 6/17/18
5: American Drifter-Heather Graham 5/27/18
6: West Cork-Sam Bungey 4/17/18

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
1: The Girl on the Train-Paula Hawkins 12/1/2017 rec. by Maria Silva
2: Fated-Rebecca Zanetti 5/2/18 shelf rec
3: If You've Got It, Haunt It shelf rec 9/26/18
4: The Darkest Night-Gena Showalter 9/24/18 shelf rec
5: The Winter Sea (shelf rec) 10/22/18



4 books that you started but never finished
1: Spider's Bite-Jennifer Estep 5/9/18
2: The Ghost and Miss Demure-Melanie Jackson 8/7/18
3: The Black Prism-6/10/18
4: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter-Seth Grahame-Smith 5/16/18

3 books that you've already read before

1: Nightwalker-Heather Graham 11/21/2017
2: The Hobbit-JRR Tolkien 2/4/2018
3: The Next Always-Nora Roberts 4/26/18

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the story line or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1: The Shaughnessey Accord-Alison Kent 3/21/18 (book is set entirely in a pizza parlor but the cover shows a passport)
2: The Hexed-Heather Graham 3/10/18 (inherited house is in densely populated Salem MA, not a cabin in the woods like the picture shows)

1 book that intimidates you
1: The Shining-Stephen King 6/14/18


message 18: by Jenn (last edited Mar 08, 2018 07:37PM) (new)

Jenn (engelsigh) | 1083 comments The Twelve Towers Challenge #2
October 01, 2017 - October 01, 2020
Level: Eyes on Target
Goal: 1/78

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
1 Unlimited Power: The New Science Of Personal Achievement 2/3/18
2 The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo 2/7/18
3 Wintersong 1/29/18
4 Wickedly Dangerous 1/27/18
5 The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well 2/1/18
6 Wickedly Wonderful 2/21/18
7 Third Grave Dead Ahead 3/6/18
8 Chocolat 3/2/18
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11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest
1 Written in Stone 1/26/18
2 Piece by Piece 2/1/18
3 Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Spring Equinox 2/19/18
4 What the Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality 2/16/18
5 First Grave on the Right 3/1/18
6 Moon Called 3/8/18
7 What the Night Knows 2/28/18

10 books you randomly select from your shelves

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
1. Hickory Smoked Homicide 1/23/18
2. The Unholy Cause 2/3/18
3. War of the Sons 2/4/18
4. The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl 2/23/18
5. Fresh Meat 3/1/18

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
1. The Time Machine 1/11
2. Of Mice and Men 1/18
3. Wickedly Magical 1/23
4. Wickedly Ever After 1/27
5. Spirit Guides:The Beginners Guide To The Spirit World: How To Contact And Communicate With Your Spirit Guides 1/29
6. Aura Meanings: Codex Of Colors 2/5
7. Final Hour 2/8/18
8. Last Light 2/8/18

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 1/7/18
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two 1/24/18

6 anticipated releases
Claws for Concern 1/21/18

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
Solitary Seance: How You Can Talk with Spirits on Your Own 1/4/18

4 books that you started but never finished
The Last Word 1/8/18
Cognac Conspiracies 1/21/18
Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew 1/21/18
Rubbed Out 1/23/18

3 books that you've already read before
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! 1/18

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


message 19: by Beth (last edited Oct 03, 2017 10:22PM) (new)

Beth | 1600 comments I'm in!

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What I Thought I Knew
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Zeitoun
A Long Walk to Water
Complications (Gawande)
Sureblood (Susan Grant) (may be hard to find)
Bobby the Brave
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
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message 20: by Viji (last edited Oct 03, 2017 11:28PM) (new)

Viji | 380 comments I would like to try this. I will start with Eyes on Target and let me see if I could complete this challenge earlier!!!

The Twelve Towers
Eyes on Target - up to 3 years



12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)


message 21: by Viji (last edited Oct 03, 2017 11:27PM) (new)

Viji | 380 comments The Twelve Towers (contd.)

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.


message 22: by Viji (last edited Oct 03, 2017 11:28PM) (new)

Viji | 380 comments The Twelve Towers (contd.)

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads

4 books that you started but never finished

3 books that you've already read before

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


message 23: by Lexi (last edited Mar 21, 2021 06:24PM) (new)

Lexi | 2460 comments I'll play, trying for 1 year. I will use October 9 as the start date.
Update: I have passed one year so I will see when I finish as of
10/24/18- Ten to go
8/18/19- Six to go
12/20/19- 4 to go
12/22/20- 2 to go
3/21/21- 1 to go

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date) - I'm reading this to mean those added most recently that are already published at the start date, as I do not buy books (10/12)
1 Ancillary Sword - 11/24/18-****
2 Travels With My Aunt - 10/17/17 - ***
3 Dreamer's Pool- 9/3/18-***
4 The Black Tides of Heaven - 1/12/18 - ****
5. What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything - 10/22/17-****
6 The Changeling - 2/3/18 - ****
7 Frontier - 5/5/18-***
8 Rebel Seoul -10/16/18 -****
9 Provenance - 1/2/17 - *****
10 Autonomous - 3/11/18-**
11 Conspiracy of Ravens - 1/11/21-***
12 Under the Pendulum Sun

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these) (11/11)
1 Shadow Scale - Feb 2015 - read 1/3/18 - ***
2 Touch - Sep 2015 - read 3/24/18 - ****
3 Slade House - 9/6/18-****
4 A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic -3/25/18-***
5 The Heartless City - 9/7/18-***
6 Stray - Oct 2015 - 10/12/18-**
7 Wake of Vultures - read 10/7/17 - ***
8 I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - 9/17/18-*****
9 Graceling -12/6/18-****
10 Eon: Dragoneye Reborn -**- 8/8/18
11. The Handmaid's Tale - 9/19/18-***

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose) (10/10)
146 - Behind the Throne - 9/12/18-***
294 - Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies - 1/2/20-***
147- Heroine Complex - 9/23/20-***
17 - Cold Magic - 12/20/19-****
163 - The Shadow Revolution - 9/11/18-***
201 - Dreadnought - 9/28/18-****
89 - Killer of Enemies - 9/14/18-****
429 - His Majesty's Dragon - 7/13/18-****
227 - Raising Steam -12/1/19-***
585 - Unnatural Creatures - 1/6/18 - ***

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs (9/9)
1. The Heart of the Lost Star - 1/17/18 - ***
2. Down Among the Sticks and Bones - 1/25/18 - ****
3. Lustlocked - 2/10/18 - **
4. Pride's Spell - 2/12/18- ***
5. Idle Ingredients - 2/12/18 - ***
6. The Red Threads of Fortune - 3/7/18- ****
7. When We Were Executioners - 3/9/18-***
8. Obsidio- 4/23/18-****
9. Artificial Condition - 5/10/18-*****

8 novellas or short-stories (8/8)
1. Everything Happens as It Does - read 10/27/17 - **
2. "Nini" fromThe Book Smugglers' Quarterly Almanac: Volume 4 - read 10/31/17 - ***
3. The Ballad of Black Tom - read 11/12/17 - ****
4. Passing Strange - 12/2/17 - ****
5. Seasons of Glass and Iron - read 1/4/18 - ****
6.Peter Darling - 1/17/18 - ****
7. The Very First Damned Thing - 1/17/18- ****
8.Romancing the Werewolf - 4/18/18-***

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you - over 700,000 reviews (7/7)
1. Sense and Sensibility - 2/17/19
2. The Catcher in the Rye - 9/15/18-***
3. Gone Girl - 6/1/19-****
4. Into the Wild - 9/9/18-***
5. The Kite Runner - 10/8/18 -****
6. The Book Thief - 10/18/18-****
7. Life of Pi - read 10/15/17 - ****

6 anticipated releases (release dates after October 1, 2017) (6/6)
1. Barbary Station - 1/9/18 - ***
2. The Long Past & Other Stories - 1/13/18 - ****
3. Weave a Circle Round: A Novel - 1/16/18 - ****
4. Beneath the Sugar Sky - 1/29/18 - *****
5. Force of Nature - 3/13/18-****
6. The Cows of Bangalore: Adventures with My Milk Lady - 3/16/18-**

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads (5/5)
1. Candide - 1/11/18 - **
2. Just One Damned Thing After Another - 1/27/18 - ***
3. Murder at Fenway Park - 1/28/18 - ***
4. The Cat's Table - 2/14/18 -****
5. Aunty Lee's Delights - 4/28/18 - ***

4 books that you started but never finished (4/4)
1. Ninefox Gambit - 5/18/18-****
2. Arabella of Mars - read 5/30/18-***
3. The Rise of Endymion - read 11/6/17 - ***
4. Imprudence - 9/30/18-***

3 books that you've already read before (3/3)
1. The Phantom Tollbooth - read 11/16/17 - *****
2. Howl's Moving Castle -read 6/15/18-*****
3. Dark Lord of Derkholm - 7/14/18-*****

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books (2/2)
1. The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles - 1/22/18 - ***
2. Into the Drowning Deep - 6/16/18-***

1 book that intimidates you (1/1)
1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell- 7/14/18-***


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pml | 285 comments ◈ The Twelve Towers Challenge ◈
December 2, 2017

✔12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date) -counting both bought books & library books checked out recently-
Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines 12/19/17
The Long Past & Other Stories by Ginn Hale 6/28/20
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden 12/15/17
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff 12/11/17
Mother's Best: Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again by Lisa Schroeder 1/11/18
Defender by Janet Edwards 12/9/17
In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes by Deborah Madison 3/3/18
Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier 12/17/17
Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson 12/14/17
Lost Recipes: Meals to Share with Friends and Family by Marion Cunningham 2/22/18
The Flaw in All Magic by Ben S. Dobson 12/21/17
Midshipman's Hope by David Feintuch 1/15/18
Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse, #1) by Jim C. Hines The Long Past & Other Stories by Ginn Hale The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2) by Katherine Arden 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Mother's Best Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again by Lisa Schroeder Defender (Hive Mind #2) by Janet Edwards In My Kitchen A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes by Deborah Madison Winter of Ice and Iron by Rachel Neumeier Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson Lost Recipes Meals to Share with Friends and Family by Marion Cunningham The Flaw in All Magic (Magebreakers #1) by Ben S. Dobson Midshipman's Hope (Seafort Saga, #1) by David Feintuch

✔11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 12/12/17
Tiassa by Steven Brust 10/12/18
The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Whose Body?, Clouds of Witness, and Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers 6/11/18
Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers 6/16/18
What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris 12/21/18
Ragnarök: The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt 3/17/19
The Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson 9/4/18
Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold 12/23/17
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie 12/25/17
Lifelode by Jo Walton 1/30/18
Peacock & Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny by A.S. Byatt 5/2/18
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Tiassa (Vlad Taltos, #13) by Steven Brust The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries Whose Body? / Clouds of Witness, / Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey, #4) by Dorothy L. Sayers What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) by C.S. Harris Ragnarok The End of the Gods by A.S. Byatt Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson Memory (Vorkosigan Saga, #10) by Lois McMaster Bujold Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot, #20) by Agatha Christie Lifelode by Jo Walton Peacock & Vine On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny by A.S. Byatt

✔10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett*The Legendary Inge by Kate Stradling 3/15/18
King's Shield by Sherwood Smith*A Matter of Oaths by Helen S. Wright 5/16/18
Sweet Mornings: 125 Sweet and Savory Breakfast and Brunch Recipes by Patty Pinner 12/9/17
The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson 2/20/18
Cast in Secret by Michelle Sagara 1/22/18
Steelflower by Lilith Saintcrow 2/16/18
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie 10/30/18
Confluence by S.K. Dunstall 3/3/18
Tomorrow Log by Sharon Lee 3/21/18
The Book of Heroes by Miyuki Miyabe 11/26/18
*not in the mood for rereading this, so redid random from list of unread books
The Legendary Inge by Kate Stradling A Matter of Oaths by Helen S. Wright Sweet Mornings 125 Sweet and Savory Breakfast and Brunch Recipes by Patty Pinner The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson Cast in Secret (Chronicles of Elantra, #3) by Michelle Sagara Steelflower (The Steelflower Chronicles Book 1) by Lilith Saintcrow Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch #2) by Ann Leckie Confluence (Linesman #3) by S.K. Dunstall Tomorrow Log by Sharon Lee The Book of Heroes by Miyuki Miyabe

✔9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
Tortall: A Spy's Guide by Tamora Pierce 12/7/17
Vallista by Steven Brust 1/27/18
Natsume’s Book of Friends, Vol. 21 by Yuki Midorikawa 1/2/18
Cast in Fury by Michelle Sagara 1/23/18
Cast in Silence by Michelle Sagara 1/29/18
Cast in Chaos by Michelle Sagara 1/30/18
Cast in Ruin by Michelle Sagara 2/2/18
Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara 2/8/18
Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara 2/10/18
Tortall A Spy's Guide by Tamora Pierce Vallista (Vlad Taltos #15) by Steven Brust Natsume’s Book of Friends, Vol. 21 (Natsume's Book of Friends) by Yuki Midorikawa Cast in Fury (Chronicles of Elantra, #4) by Michelle Sagara Cast in Silence (Chronicles of Elantra, #5) by Michelle Sagara Cast in Chaos (Chronicles of Elantra, #6) by Michelle Sagara Cast in Ruin (Chronicles of Elantra, #7) by Michelle Sagara Cast in Peril (Chronicles of Elantra, #8) by Michelle Sagara Cast in Sorrow (Chronicles of Elantra, #9) by Michelle Sagara

✔8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model by Charlie Jane Anders 12/10/17
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #209 by A.M. Dellamonica, etc. 12/13/17
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie 12/29/17
The Long and Short of It: The Chronicles of St. Mary's Anthology by Jodi Taylor 1/10/18
Cast in Moonlight by Michelle Sagara 1/20/18
Amaryllis and Other Stories by Carrie Vaughn 2/3/18
Starlings by Jo Walton 2/21/18
The Underwater Ballroom Society anthology 5/31/18
The Fermi Paradox is Our Business Model by Charlie Jane Anders Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #209 by Scott H. Andrews Miss Marple The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie The Long and Short of It The Chronicles of St. Mary's Anthology by Jodi Taylor Cast in Moonlight (Chronicles of Elantra, #0.5) by Michelle Sagara Amaryllis and Other Stories by Carrie Vaughn Starlings by Jo Walton The Underwater Ballroom Society by Stephanie Burgis

✔7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 5/24/18
The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh 1/7/18
The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History by John M. Ford 2/9/18
Bluets by Maggie Nelson 3/3/18
The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller 4/9/18
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 4/28/18
Fangirl Rainbow Rowell 2/28/19
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde The Pride of Chanur (Chanur #1) by C.J. Cherryh The Dragon Waiting A Masque of History by John M. Ford Bluets by Maggie Nelson The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Anthony Horowitz Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

✔6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
Emergence by C.J. Cherryh 1/3/18
Cast in Deception by Michelle Sagara 1/24/18
The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman 1/9/18
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire 1/18/18
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs 3/7/18
Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee 6/13/18
Emergence (Foreigner, #19) by C.J. Cherryh Cast in Deception (The Chronicles of Elantra, #13) by Michelle Sagara The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4) by Genevieve Cogman Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5; Mercy Thompson World - Complete, #15) by Patricia Briggs Revenant Gun (The Machineries of Empire, #3) by Yoon Ha Lee

✔5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren 12/3/17
What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton 1/13/18
Kingdom of Ruses by Kate Stradling 1/13/18
The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt 1/16/18
Shards of a Broken Sword: The Complete Trilogy by W.R. Gingell 4/2/18
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton Kingdom of Ruses by Kate Stradling The Wrong Stars (Axiom, #1) by Tim Pratt Shards of a Broken Sword The Complete Trilogy by W.R. Gingell

✔4 books that you started but never finished
The Age of Alexander by Plutarch 1/1/18
Above the Timberline by Gregory Manchess 2/5/18
Were- anthology 2/20/18
Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire 4/9/18
The Age of Alexander by Plutarch Above the Timberline by Gregory Manchess Were- by Patricia Bray Magic for Nothing (InCryptid, #6) by Seanan McGuire

✔3 books that you've already read before
The Book of Atrix Wolfe by Patricia A. McKillip 1/1/18
Medair by Andrea K. Höst 4/18/18
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee 6/17/18
The Book of Atrix Wolfe by Patricia A. McKillip Medair (Medair, #1-2) by Andrea K. Höst Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire, #1) by Yoon Ha Lee

✔2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
All Systems Red by Martha Wells 12/26/17 (the cover creeps me out, though it fits the story fine.)
Cast In Courtlight by Michelle Sagara 1/21/18 (cover model, who has the plot central skin ornamentation that only appears on the protagonist, is pictured with blonde hair - when it has been made very clear the protagonist has brown, and the only blonde character has unornamented skin. Readers complained enough that the publisher darkened the hair on later book covers)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells Cast in Courtlight (Chronicles of Elantra, #2) by Michelle Sagara

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pml | 285 comments ◈ The Twelve Towers Challenge ◈
March 2019

✔12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date) -counting both bought books & library books checked out recently-
The Raven Tower Ann Leckie 3/19/19
Winter Tide Ruthanna Emrys 3/22/19
Dragon Pearl Yoon Ha Lee 3/15/19
Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book Two Ginn Hale 3/26/19
Trailblazer Michelle Diener 3/8/19
Ancestral Night Elizabeth Bear 3/30/19
Wild Country Anne Bishop 3/7/19
Rules of Redemption T.A. White 3/8/19
Vegetables Illustrated: An Inspiring Guide with 700+ Kitchen-Tested Recipes America's Test Kitchen* That Ain't Witchcraft Seanan McGuire 3/9/19
The Dazzle of Day Molly Gloss*Deep Roots Ruthanna Emrys 3/23/19
The Prince and the Dressmaker Jen Wang 3/27/19
The Disasters M.K. England 4/3/19
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy, #1) by Ruthanna Emrys Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book Two (Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, #2) by Ginn Hale Trailblazer (Verdant String, #3) by Michelle Diener Ancestral Night (White Space, #1) by Elizabeth Bear Wild Country (The World of the Others, #2; The Others, #7) by Anne Bishop Rules of Redemption (The Firebird Chronicles, #1) by T.A. White That Ain't Witchcraft (InCryptid #8) by Seanan McGuire Deep Roots (The Innsmouth Legacy, #2) by Ruthanna Emrys The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang The Disasters by M.K. England

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
Miles in Love Lois McMaster Bujold 5/30/19
Miles, Mutants and Microbes Lois McMaster Bujold 11/18/19
City of Bones Martha Wells
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Dorothy L. Sayers 5/18/19
Strong Poison Dorothy L. Sayers 5/20/19
The Five Red Herrings Dorothy L. Sayers
Touch Michelle Sagara
Grave Michelle Sagara
One-Eyed Jack Elizabeth Bear
Around The World In 80 Days Jules Verne 4/13/19
The New Sappho on Old Age: Textual and Philosophical Issues Ellen Greene 6/13/19
Miles in Love (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold Miles, Mutants, and Microbes (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold City of Bones by Martha Wells The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey #5) by Dorothy L. Sayers Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6) by Dorothy L. Sayers The Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey, #7) by Dorothy L. Sayers Touch (The Queen of the Dead, #2) by Michelle Sagara Grave (The Queen of the Dead #3) by Michelle Sagara One-Eyed Jack (Promethean Age, #5) by Elizabeth Bear Around The World In 80 Days  by Jules Verne The New Sappho on Old Age Textual and Philosophical Issues by Ellen Greene

10 books you randomly select from your shelves
S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome Mary Beard
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga vol. 16) Lois McMaster Bujold 5/25/19
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! (light novel) Vol. 3 Satoru Yamaguchi 5/4/19
Polaris Rising Jessie Mihalik 4/6/19
The Deep Beyond: Cuckoo's Egg / Serpent's Reach C.J. Cherryh 5/28/19
Sweep of the Blade Ilona Andrews 7/16/19
The Afterward E.K. Johnston 5/17/19
A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark Harry Connolly 9/2/19
Borderline Janet Edwards 12/8/19
Best Knight Ever Cassandra Gannon 12/17/19
S.P.Q.R. A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #16) by Lois McMaster Bujold My Next Life as a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom! Volume 3 by Satoru Yamaguchi Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion, #1) by Jessie Mihalik The Deep Beyond Cuckoo's Egg / Serpent's Reach (Alliance-Union Universe) by C.J. Cherryh Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4) by Ilona Andrews The Afterward by E.K. Johnston A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark by Harry Connolly Borderline (Hive Mind #4) by Janet Edwards Best Knight Ever (A Kinda Fairytale #4) by Cassandra Gannon

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
Mad Lizard Mambo Rhys Ford 3/4/19
Terminal Uprising Jim C. Hines 3/13/19
A Dangerous Collaboration Deanna Raybourn 3/14/19
The Irregular at Magic High School, (light novel) Vol. 11 Tsutomu Satou 3/19/19
Wolf Who Rules Wen Spencer 4/17/19
Stone of Inheritance Melissa McShane 4/23/19
The Ships of Air Martha Wells 7/29/19

Dark Matters Michelle Diener 10/19/19
Mad Lizard Mambo (Kai Gracen #2) by Rhys Ford Terminal Uprising (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #2) by Jim C. Hines A Dangerous Collaboration (Veronica Speedwell, #4) by Deanna Raybourn The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 11 (light novel) by Tsutomu Satou Wolf Who Rules (Elfhome, #2) by Wen Spencer Stone of Inheritance (Company of Strangers, #2) by Melissa McShane The Ships of Air (The Fall of Ile-Rien, #2) by Martha Wells @ Dark Matters (Class 5, #4) by Michelle Diener

✔8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
Between Worlds: The Collected Ile-Rien and Cineth Stories Martha Wells 8/8/19
Mirabile Janet Kagan 6/26/19
The Chosen Thea Harrison 3/10/19
Project Elfhome Wen Spencer 4/21/19
Mixed Magics: Four Tales of Chrestomanci Diana Wynne Jones 4/26/19
Soot and Slipper Kate Stradling 4/26/19
Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures Alex Acks 5/18/19
The Towers, the Moon Andrea K. Höst 6/9/19
Between Worlds The Collected Ile-Rien and Cineth Stories by Martha Wells Mirabile by Janet Kagan The Chosen (Elder Races, #9.7) by Thea Harrison Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer Mixed Magics Four Tales of Chrestomanci (Chrestomanci, #7) by Diana Wynne Jones Soot and Slipper by Kate Stradling Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures (The Adventures of Captain Ramos and Her Valiant Crew Book 1) by Alex Acks The Towers, the Moon (The Trifold Age) by Andrea K. Höst

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers
Ethan of Athos Lois McMaster Bujold 6/14/19
Jane Doe Victoria Helen Stone 3/20/19
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple 9/18/19
Beguilement Lois McMaster Bujold 10/29/19
Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold 11/25/19

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold Jane Doe (Jane Doe, #1) by Victoria Helen Stone Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold Paladin of Souls (Chalion, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold
Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12) by Dorothy L. Sayers Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief, #5) by Megan Whalen Turner Downbelow Station (The Company Wars #1) by C.J. Cherryh Regenesis (Cyteen, #4) by C.J. Cherryh Alliance Space (Company Wars #2)(The Era of Rapprochement #2) by C.J. Cherryh 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher Fortress in the Eye of Time (Fortress, #1) by C.J. Cherryh Borderline (The Arcadia Project, #1) by Mishell Baker Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota #1) by Ada Palmer The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay The Book of Taltos (Vlad Taltos, #4-5) by Steven Brust Elantris (Elantris, #1) by Brandon Sanderson Hild by Nicola Griffith Jhegaala (Vlad Taltos, #11) by Steven Brust The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin Chanur's Venture (Chanur #2) by C.J. Cherryh Hammerfall (The Gene Wars, #1) by C.J. Cherryh The Paladin by C.J. Cherryh The Integral Trees by Larry Niven Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal, #1) by Zen Cho Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
War Michelle West 6/20/19
Storm Cursed Patricia Briggs 5/8/19
Jacked Cat Jive Rhys Ford 3/5/19
Sapphire Flames Ilona Andrews 8/27/19
A Sword Named Truth Sherwood Smith
Hexarchate Stories Yoon Ha Lee 9/1/19
War (The House War, #8) by Michelle West Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11) by Patricia Briggs Jacked Cat Jive (Kai Gracen #3) by Rhys Ford Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy, #4) by Ilona Andrews A Sword Named Truth (Rise of the Alliance, #1) by Sherwood Smith Hexarchate Stories by Yoon Ha Lee

✔5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
The Death of the Necromancer Martha Wells 8/8/19
Zero Sum Game S.L. Huang 5/11/19
Gunpowder Alchemy Jeannie Lin 6/6/19
The Rook Daniel O'Malley 6/28/19
The Ten Thousand Doors of January Alix E. Harrow 10/2/19
The Death of the Necromancer (Ile-Rien, #2) by Martha Wells Zero Sum Game (Cas Russell, #1) by S.L. Huang Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunpowder Chronicles, #1) by Jeannie Lin The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Tremontaine The Complete Season 1 (Tremontaine, #1.1-1.13) by Ellen Kushner The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher Borderline (The Arcadia Project, #1) by Mishell Baker Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota #1) by Ada Palmer An Accident of Stars (Manifold Worlds, #1) by Foz Meadows Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief, #5) by Megan Whalen Turner The Vela by Yoon Ha Lee A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) by Becky Chambers The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, #1) by Seth Dickinson Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey Ninth Step Station The Complete Season 1 (Ninth Step Station #1.1-1.10) by Malka Ann Older A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, #1) by Arkady Martine

4 books that you started but never finished
Fell Beasts and Fair: A Noblebright Fantasy Anthology C.J. Brightley 3/16/19
Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book One Ginn Hale 3/26/19


Fell Beasts and Fair A Noblebright Fantasy Anthology by C.J. Brightley Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book One (Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, #1) by Ginn Hale
Hell and Earth (Promethean Age, #4) by Elizabeth Bear Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly, #2) by Jo Walton The Complete Morgaine (Morgaine Saga #1-4) by C.J. Cherryh Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal, #1) by Zen Cho The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch The Curse of the Blue Scarab by Josh Lanyon Gateway by Sharon Shinn Downbelow Station (The Company Wars #1) by C.J. Cherryh The Fall of The Kings (Riverside, #3) by Ellen Kushner The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3) by Katherine Arden

✔3 books that you've already read before
Black Dog Blues Rhys Ford 3/2/19
Invisible Cities Italo Calvino 4/1/19
The Goblin Emperor Katherine Addison 9/4/19
Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen, #1) by Rhys Ford Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

✔2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
Wood Sprites Wen Spencer 4/10/19
Elfhome Wen Spencer 4/20/19
Wood Sprites (Elfhome, #4) by Wen Spencer Elfhome (Elfhome, #3) by Wen Spencer

1 book that intimidates you

The Waste Land and Other Writings by T.S. Eliot Finnegans Wake by James Joyce Moby-Dick by Herman Melville Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

*did not finish struck text books, substituting with alternates


message 26: by Sana (last edited Jun 25, 2018 06:32AM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 495 comments The Twelve Tower Challenge
Level- Need for Speed
Duration: December 3, 2017 - June 3, 2019
97/78
Challenge Completed



12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days 20/1/18
Red Sister 15/1/18
So I Married a Sorcerer 21/2/18
Gentleman Nine 26/2/18
Goddess of Forgetfulness 24/6/18

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
If You Dare 7/2/218
If You Desire 3/3/18
If You Deceive 5/3/18
The Secret 10/3/18

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
Well Hung 10/12/17
Snowbound 20/12/17
Existence 6/1/18
Flight 18/1/18
Trusting You and Other Lies 22/1/18
Firefighter Dragon 18/1/18
Jace 28/4/18
Cousins 5/4/18


9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
The Night Stalker Robert Hunter #3 7/12/17
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire Love at Stake #5 6/12/17
Addicted Ethan Frost #2 10/12/17
Exposed Ethan Frost #3 13/12/17
Flawed Ethan Frost #4 14/12/17
The Death Sculptor Robert Hunter #4 9/1/18
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever Jane Jameson #3 23/12/17
Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors Jane Jameson #4 23/3/18
Sixth Grave on the Edge Charley Davidson #6 28/12/17
Seventh Grave and No Body Charley Davidson #7 4/1/18
Eighth Grave After Dark Charley Davidson #8 13/1/18
Secret Life of a Vampire Love at Stakes #6 5/1/18
Focus Crescent Chronicles #2 26/1/18
Found Crescent Chronicles #3 11/2/18
First & Forever Crescent Chronicles #4 20/2/18
Tower of Dawn Throne of Glass #6 11/1/18
One by One Robert Hunter #5 14/2/18
An Evil Mind Robert Hunter #6 11/3/18
The Dirt on Ninth Grave Charley Davidson #9 29/1/18
The Curse of Tenth Grave Charley Davidson # 10 13/2/18
The Last Star The Fifth Wave #3 17/3/18
Brave The Wicked Saga #3 6/3/18
Refugee Captives #3 17/2/18
Salvation Captives #4 19/2/18
Tailored for Trouble Happy Pants #1 5/2/218
Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Immortal Matchmaker Inc #1 23/2/18
Tommaso Immortal Matchmaker #2 16/3/18
God of Wine Immortal Matchmaker #3 21/3/18
The Single Undead Moms Club Half-Moon Hollows #4 27/3/18
Red and the Wolf Once Upon a Spell #2 3/4/18
Goldilocks and the Bear Once Upon A Spell #3 6/4/18
Oracle's Moon Elder Races #4 11/4/18
The Caller Robert Hunter #8 21/4/18
Redemption The Captives #5 27/4/18
Lord's Fall Elder Races #5 9/5/18
The Wicked Elder Races #6 10/5/18
Checkmate Neighbors from Hell #3 4/5/18
Truce Neigbor from Hell #4 16/6/18
The Game Plan Neighbor from Hell #5 23/6/18
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight Charley Davidson #11 14/5/18
Indelible The Yara Silva Trilogy #2 15/5/18
Where the Wild Things Bite Half-Moon Hollows #5 24/5/18
Blood Bound Mercy Thompson #2 31/5/18
Iron Kissed Mercy Thompson #3 8/6/18
Bone Crossed Mercy Thompson #4 12/6/18
Prison of Hope Hellequin #4 22/6/18
Aiden Wolves of the Rising Son #2 25/5/18

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
Infamous Reign 4/12/17
Forsaken by Night 4/12/17
Nice Girls Don’t Sign a Lease Without a Wedding Ring 22/3/18
Brighter Than the Sun 26/1/18
Fangs for the Memories 30/5/18
Natural Evil 14/4/18
Honeymoon from Hell III 8/5/18
Broken 18/5/18

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
Moon Called 27/5/18
Tangled 10/6/18

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
The Dark Calling 27/2/18
The Prophecy 21/3/18
Unearthed 23/1/18
Sex, Not Love 30/1/18
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon 31/3/18
As She Fades 19/4/18
Skinny Pants 27/4/18
Undead Girl Gang 24/5/18
Goddess of Forgetfulness 24/6/18

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
Unzipped 11/3/18

4 books that you started but never finished
Succubus on Top 5/4/18
Cousins Book 2 25/4/18

3 books that you've already read before
The Infinite Sea 11/2/18
Leather Pants 16/2/18
Dragon Bound 6/5/18

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books.
Rival 6/12/17
Predestined 7/1/18
The Shadow Prince 11/12/17
The Deal 25/2/18
Succubus Blues 28/3/18
Hearts of Fire 30/3/18
The House 7/4/18
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 11/4/18
The Awakening 18/5/18

1 book that intimidates you
The Gunslinger 19/1/18
Illuminae 15/3/18


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message 28: by Silje (new)

Silje (sikna) | 1249 comments I'm in for level "Quick as a Bunny".

Start date: Dec 19th 2017
Hopefully end date before Dec 19th 2019


message 29: by Agnieszka (last edited Mar 03, 2018 05:44AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 209 comments I'm in for level Quick as Bunny but hope to finish within one year - if I get 6 books released after today in time from my libraries
I'm not good in reading books from a given list so I sorted my available books according to task and listed at least twice as much and will read as many as I need from those
pre-GR means bought 2014 or earlier - I joined GR 12/31/14

The Twelve Towers Challenge
Duration:
12/19/17 - 12/18/19
Level: Quick as Bunny
Completed: 35/79 - last updated 3/3/18

12 books that you've acquired most recently (3.7/12)
1. One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg 2* 12/21/17 bought 12/6/17
2. Casual by Emma Pearce 3* 1/1/18 bought 12/22/17 - published 12/19/17 :-)
3. A Royal Christmas Gift by Luann McLane 3* 1/13/18 bought 12/6/17
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Family Reunions Collection by Lynette Eason bought 1/12/18 (originally bought and started a single book edition of book 1 but after a few pages decided to give it back and get the book set)
book 1 Hide and Seek 4* 1/12/18
book 2 Christmas Cover-Up 3* 1/14/18
book 3 planned for May

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne White Fang by Jack London The Call of the Wild by Jack London Rags to Bitches by Pamela Burford Sucked Into Love (Bachelorette Party, #1) by Rochelle Paige Dear Ruth by Bronwyn Parry Beginnings (Big #1) by Greyson Bryan Crisis (Big #2) by Greyson Bryan Picking up the Pieces (Cloverleaf #1) by Jessica Prince (ACE) Hope Over Fear (Over, #1) by J.A. DeRouen My Escort (My Escort #1) by Kia Carrington-Russell (ACE) Get Lucky (Lucky In Love, #1) by Lila Monroe The Twelve Days of Seduction by Maire Claremont Live for You (Boys of the South, #1) by Marquita Valentine (ACE) Never Say Never by Lucy Scott Benjamin Money Can't Buy Love by Ali Parker All I Want for Christmas (The McKinnon Brothers, #1; Christmas in New York, #3) by Jennifer Gracen Desert Duet (O Little Town of Christmas) by Debra E. Marvin (ACE) An Unexpected Home (Cedarville #1) by Bree Kraemer Unwrapped by Taryn Quinn Filthy Scrooge by Taryn Quinn Hot Scheming Mess (Madison Cruz Mystery #1) by Lucy Carol (ACE) A Chaser on the Rocks by Simon Maltman On Rocks and Clouds by P. Wesley Lundburg A Drop of Paradise (Bookworms & Alphas, #1) by Alex L. Michaels The Sheriff's Woman by Jackie Weger

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (anything added to GR or bought before 7/1/15) (5/11)
1. A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason 4* 1/25/18 Women of Justice #3 TBR 3/6/15
2. Stark im Sturm by John Ortberg 3* 1/5/18 orig. title: Strength for the Storms of Life: Loss, Betrayal and Failure - pre-GR
3. Cel Bourne'a=The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader 1* 1/26/18 TBR 2/2/15
4. Night Passage by Robert B. Parker 5* 2/8/18 TBR 5/12/15
5. Love Remains by Kaye Dacus 3* 2/11/18 TBR 12/31/14
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10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose) (4.5/10)
1. An Informal Christmas by Heather Gray see Love's Gift: 8 Christian Romances Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas 5* 12/28/17
2. Christmas at Copper Mountain by Jane Porter 5* 1/6/18
3. The New Year's Bride by Kit Morgan 5* 1/17/18
4. Dance with the Enemy by Rob Sinclair 5* 3/3/18
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Weihnachten mit Nora Roberts by Nora Roberts lit. translation: Christmas with Nora Roberts
book 1 Nie mehr allein=Home for Christmas 3* 1/16/18
book 3 Wünsche werden wahr=All I Want For Christmas 4* 1/17/18
book 4 ???
book 2 next December

The Woman (Linda Darby, #1) by David Bishop The Tour by Jean Grainger Dying to Read (The Cate Kinkaid Files, #1) by Lorena McCourtney Deceptive Cadence (The Virtuosic Spy, #1) by Kathryn Guare Red Hourglass (Hourglass, #1) by Scarlet Risque Der Tod ist kein Gourmet (Honey Driver ermittelt, #7) by J.G. Goodhind = Wicked Words A Honey Driver Murder Mystery (Honey Driver Mysteries Book 7) by J.G. Goodhind The Chairman by Harry Kraus One to Hold (One to Hold, #1) by Tia Louise The President's Killers by Karl Jacobs Knast oder Kühlfach by Jutta Profijt The Slush Pile Brigade (Nick Lassiter #1) by Samuel Marquis The Tidewater Sisters (Carolina Heirlooms #1.5) by Lisa Wingate The Vanishing Tourist (Cherringham, #18) by Matthew Costello How To Do Spiritual Warfare Workbook by Michael Van Vlymen Love Me If You Must (Patricia Amble #1) by Nicole Young Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry The Detective's Daughter (The Detective's Daughter, #1) by Lesley Thomson Just Joe by Carla Cassidy Das Haus der Geschichten by Thomas Franke Three for Hallowe'en by Loretta Livingstone

9 series continuations (9/9)
1. Spiraled by Kendra Elliot 5* 1/3/18 Callahan & McLane #3
2. Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey 5* 1/7/18 Bourbon Street Boys #3
3. Targeted by Kendra Elliot 5* 1/10/18 Callahan & McLane #4
4. The First Lady of Three Rivers Ranch by Liz Isaacson 5* 1/12/18 Three Rivers Ranch #8
5. Sparrow House by Karin Kaufman 4* 1/18/18 Anna Denning #2
6. Ufer der Hoffnung=Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts 4* 1/21/18 Quinn-Saga=Chesapeake Bay Saga #4
7. Mit Haut und Haar=Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs 5* 1/23/18 Temperance Brennan #6
8. The Last Puzzle by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards 3* 1/23/18 Cherrigham #16
9. Special Agent Maximilian by Mimi Barbour 5* 2/3/18 Undercover FBI #3

8 novellas or short-stories - numbers in brackets are page numbers - I listed only single books - I'll have more than enough of those :-) (5/8)
1. Just Before Midnight by M.K. Gilroy 5* 1/5/18 (108)
2. What She Really Wants by Barbara Delinsky 4* 1/8/18 (26)
3. High Desert Reflections by Kevin Miller 3* 1/19/18 (40)
4. Cheap at Half the Price by Jeffrey Archer 3* 2/27/18 (17)
5. One Man's Meat by Jeffrey Archer 3* 2/27/18 (57)
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7 books that everyone seems to have read but you (0/7)
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6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date - number in brackets is publication date): (1/6)
1. A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot 3* 2/20/18 (1/16/18)
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5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads (1/5)
1. Always Watching by Lynette Eason 4* 1/30/18
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A Spy Came Home (Mac Ambrose, #1) by H.N. Wake The War Planners (The War Planners #1) by Andrew Watts Safe Havens Shadow Masters (A Sean Havens Black Ops Novel) by J.T. Patten SAFE HAVENS Primed Charge (A Sean Havens Black Ops Novel, #2) by J.T. Patten The Hidden Altar by Jeff Shelnutt Silent Sentry by Theresa Rizzo Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Falling in Death and Love by Magnus Stanke A Thousand Shall Fall (Shenandoah Valley Saga #1) by Andrea Boeshaar The Hundred Year Wait (Mycroft Holmes Adventures, #1) by Amelia Price The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré Saving Grace by Jane Green

4 books that you started but never finished started-waiting-to-happen (1/4)
1. Rückkehr Nach River's End=River's End by Nora Roberts 5* 2/20/18 (originally started in November and read half the book in a few days and lost interest - read the other half in February)
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Zero Option
Der Klang des Pianos

3 books that you've already read before (3/3)
1. Bis In Den Tod=Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb 3* 1/2/18
2. Risky Shot by Kathleen Brooks 5* 1/15/18
3. Dead Heat by Kathleen Brooks 5* 1/16/18

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline (2/2)
1. Her Secret Agent by Lynette Eason 4* 1/4/18
2. Der Kuss des Killers=Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb 2* 2/7/18

1 book that intimidates you (1/2)
800+ pages:
content: Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates 4* 1/31/18


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Welcome to the challenge Silje & Agnieszka!


message 31: by Beth (last edited Jan 20, 2018 08:27AM) (new)

Beth  (jasonverlander) | 1487 comments Not sure how long it's going to take me but hoping to get it in 3 years or less!
1.1.18-??
6/78

◈ The Twelve Towers
12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
1. Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling
2. Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
3. Kids Like Us
4. Salt to the Sea
5. Rebel of the Sands
6. Crank
7. As You Wish
8. The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince
9. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival
10. One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
11. 180 Seconds
12. A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
1. The Pact
✔ 2. Gone Missing 1.4.18
3. Her Last Breath
4. Plain Truth
5. The Black Echo
6. The Witness
7. Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game
8. Left To Die
9. Killing Floor
10. Good in Bed
11. Postmortem

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
✔ 1. Hate List 1.20.18
✔ 2. Love, Hate & Other Filters 1.5.18
✔ 3. Kiss Me in New York 1.4.18
✔ 4. Rookie Move 1.8.18
5. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
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9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
✔ 1. Franco (Bright Side #3) 1.2.18
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8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
✔ 1. Long Lost 1.5.18
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7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
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6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
1. Educated: A Memoir
2. Pretty Dead Girls
3. The Beauty That Remains
4. Fairy Mom and Me
5. Still Me
6. The Cheerleaders

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
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4 books that you started but never finished
✔ 1. Wonder 1.13.18
2. You Will Know Me
3. Every Last Word
4. The Search for the Green River Killer

3 books that you've already read before
1. The Year We Hid Away
2. Him
3. Maybe Someday

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you
1. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany


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message 33: by ~Michelle~ (last edited Apr 26, 2018 09:18AM) (new)

~Michelle~ (mlundy5) ◈ The Twelve Towers
◈ Level: Need for Speed - up to 18 months
◈ Duration: January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
◈ Completed: 69/78


◈ 12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
1. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr 1-9-2018 | 3*
2. Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber 1-11-2018 | 3*
3. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 1-13-2018 | 3*
4. The Zombie Room by R.D. Ronald 1-14-2018 | 2*
5. Dog on It by Spencer Quinn 1-15-2018 | 4*
6. The Lilly Stars by Erin Waters 1-17-2018 | 3*
7. Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell 1-18-2018 | 3*
8. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov 1-19-2018 | 4*
9. The Silent Death by Volker Kutscher 1-20-2018 | 3*
10. The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov 1-23-2018 | 3*
11. The House Of Trembling Leaves by Julian Lees 1-24-2018 | 3*
12. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke 1-25-2018 | 3*


◈ 11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
1. Vision in White
2. The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich 2-16-2018 | 3*
3. The Three-Body Problem
4. The Mind Readers
5. Long Time Coming
6. A Vintage Affair
7. Somerset by Leila Meacham 2-28-2018 | 4*
8. The Fireman by Joe Hill 3-29-2018 | 4*
9. Head in the Clouds Karen Witemeyer 4-18-2018 | 3*
10. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 4-18-2018 | 3*
11. The Bone Clocks


◈ 10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
1. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang 1-29-2018 | 4* {#401}
2. If I Break by Portia Moore 1-31-2018 | 3* {#225}
3. Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn 2-2-2018 | 2* {#6}
4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson 2-5-2018 | 4*
5. Buck Fever by Ben Rehder 2-6-2018 | 3* {#118}
6. Time Trials by Terry Lee 2-8-2018 | 3* {75}
7. Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison 2-19-2018 | 3* {83}
8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 2-21-2018 | 4* {357}
9. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 2-22-2018 | 4* {8}
10. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray 2-24-2018 | 3* {261}


◈ 9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
1. Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke 1-4-2018 | 3*
2. Faithless by Karin Slaughter 1-6-2018 | 4*
3. How to Woo a Wallflower by Christy Carlyle 1-27-2018 | 4*
4. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton 2-1-2018 | 3*
5. Crossed by Ally Condie 2-9-2018 | 3*
6. The Lady Who Sang High by Renee Pawlish 2-10-2018 | 2*
7. Queen of Diamonds by Barbara Metzger 2-12-2018 | 3*
8. Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber 2-14-2018 | 3*
9. Glory in Death by J.D. Robb 2-24-2018 | 4*


◈ 8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
1. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami 2-1-2018 | 3*
2. Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle 2-3-2018 | 3*
3. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov 2-15-2018 | 3*
4. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien 2-20-2018 | 4*
5. The Lawman by Carré White 1-17-2018 | 3*
6. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger 3-18-2018 | 2*
7. Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke 3-21-2018 | 3*
8. Under the Mistletoe by Mary Balogh 3-24-2018 | 3*


◈ 7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 1-8-2018 | 4*
2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 1-21-2018 | 4*
3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman 2-7-2018 | 4*
4. Love Story by Erich Segal 2-11-2018 | 3*
5. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks 2-12-2-18 | 4*
6. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson 2-13-2018 | 3*
7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 2-14-2018 | 5*


◈ 6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover 3-22-2018 | 4*
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◈ 5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
1. Tell No One by Harlan Coben 2-13-2018 | 4*
2. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine 2-18-2018 | 3*
3. Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim 2-28-2018 | 4*
4. It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 3-11-2018 | 4*
5. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan 3-14-2018 | 4*


◈ 4 books that you started but never finished
1. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly 3-1-2018 | 3*
2. A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry 3-3-2018 | 2*
3. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells 3-4-2018 | 3*
4. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke 3-13-2018 }| 3*


◈ 3 books that you've already read before
1. The Beach House by James Patterson 2-9-2018 | 3*
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 2-20-2018 | 5*
3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova 3-2-2018 | 4*


◈ 2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
1. The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter 2-27-2018 | 4*
2.


◈ 1 book that intimidates you
1. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo 3-6-2018 | 3*


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message 35: by Am (last edited Jan 30, 2018 09:34AM) (new)

Am (epiphanies) | 7 comments Level: Quick as a bunny
Duration: January 01, 2018 - January 1, 2020
[1/78]

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
(view spoiler)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
(view spoiler)

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
(view spoiler)

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
(view spoiler)

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
(view spoiler)

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
(view spoiler)

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
(view spoiler)

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
(view spoiler)

4 books that you started but never finished
(view spoiler)

3 books that you've already read before
(view spoiler)

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
(view spoiler)

1 book that intimidates you
(view spoiler)


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Welcome to the challenge; Am!

challenge posts linked above


message 37: by Melissa (last edited Jan 20, 2018 10:47AM) (new)

Melissa Jackson | 19 comments Levels and Duration
12/78

Slow and Steady - up to 5 years
Eyes on Target - up to 3 years
Quick as a Bunny - up to 2 years
Need for Speed - up to 18 months
Fast and Furious - up to 1 year

One Coin upon reading at least 25 books for this challenge

The Twelve Towers
12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) by Kristen Ashley The Proposition (The Plus One Chronicles, #1) by Jennifer Lyon No Ordinary Billionaire (The Sinclairs, #1) by J.S. Scott
11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) by Kristen Ashley Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase
10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
Everything for Her (For Her #1) by Alexa Riley Skin Deep (Skin Deep, #1) by J.M. Stone
9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
His Alone (For Her, #2) by Alexa Riley A Dragonlings' Haunted Halloween (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #7.5) by S.E. Smith
8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.
A Dragonlings' Easter (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #6.5) by S.E. Smith The Dragonlings’ Very Special Valentine (Dragon Lords of Valdier #9.75) by S.E. Smith
7 books that everyone seems to have read but you

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)
dark in you#4 Irresistible (Neighbor from Hell, #10) by R.L. Mathewson Dark Demon Knights (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #4) by A.E. Kirk
5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
To Woo A Warrior (Southern Sanctuary, #1) by Jane Cousins
4 books that you started but never finished

3 books that you've already read before

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


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Laura Chartier (hellolaura45) | 9 comments Looks like a lot of fun!
Level: Need for Speed
Start date: 01/06/18
10/78



12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
1. Snow Like Ashes
2. Three Dark Crowns
3. The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
4. Roar
5. The Book of Three
6. Letters to the Lost
7. The Snowman
8. Riptide
9. Where I Lost Her
10. Kings of the Wyld
11. The Alice Network
12. The Chalk Man ✔ 2-2-18

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest (pre-choose these)
1. Cold Mountain
2. Always Watching ✔ 1-7-18
3. The Nightingale
4. Falling Kingdoms✔ 1-10-18
5. Out
6. The Edge of Never
7. Meg ✔ 1-31-18
8. The Choices We Make
9. Daughter of the Forest
10. Stormdancer
11. The Girl in 6E

10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)
1. The Sins of the Mother✔ 1-8-18
2. A Bend in the Road
3. P.S. I Love You
4. Dark Matter
5. Two Girls Down
6. Sleeping Beauties
7. Long May She Reign
8. Ugly Love
9. Phasma
10. F.I.T. 10 Steps to Your Faith Inspired Transformation: Healthy, Happy & Fit God's Way ✔1-9-18

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
1. The Last Mrs. Parrish ✔ 1-9-18
2. Artemis ✔ 1-12-18

6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
1. Lucky in Love
2. Last One Home
3. The Last Song



4 books that you started but never finished
1. Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations✔ 1-7-18
2. Pretty Girl-13 ✔ 1-9-18
3. Shadow and Bone

3 books that you've already read before
1. The Dragon Factory ✔ 2-1-18

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


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Diane ~Firefly~ | 2128 comments I'm in for another go at Eyes on Target Level
1/7/18 - 1/6/21
66/72 completed
Doesn't look like I will finish

Books acquired most recently
1. Were Me Out by Robyn Peterman - 3/8/18
2. A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong - 1/8/18
3. Sit...Stay...Beg by Roxanne St. Claire - 6/17/18
4. Silence is Golden by Shannon Esposito - 1/21/18
5. Dragon Blood by Eileen Wilks
6. Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb - 3/13/18
7. Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach - 7/30/19
8. Double Dip by Gretchen Archer - 2/3/18
9. From Titans by Mary Ting - 10/23/18
10. Outfoxed by Eve Langlais - 1/9/18
11. To Trap a Temptress by Jane Cousins - 2/10/18
12. Basket Case by Nancy Haddock - 1/26/18

Were Me Out (Shift Happens, #4) by Robyn Peterman A Darkness Absolute (Rockton, #2) by Kelley Armstrong Sit...Stay...Beg (The Dogfather, #1) by Roxanne St. Claire Silence Is Golden (A Pet Psychic Mystery #3) by Shannon Esposito Dragon Blood (World of the Lupi, #14) by Eileen Wilks Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach Double Dip (Davis Way Crime Caper, #2) by Gretchen Archer From Titans (Descendant Prophecies #4) by Mary Ting Outfoxed by Love (Kodiak Point, #2) by Eve Langlais To Trap A Temptress (Southern Sanctuary, #2) by Jane Cousins Basket Case (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #1) by Nancy Haddock

Books on the shelf the longest
1. Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt - 5/28/18
2. All Shook Up by Susan Anderson - 9/5/19
3. Match Game by Beverly Brandt - 11/26/19
4. Goddess of Light by P.C. Cast
5. Sight Unseen by Samantha Graves
6. Crazy Love by Tara Janzen
7. Fortune's Fool by Mercedes Lackey
8. Remember the Alimony by Bethany True - 2/28/20
9. Once Smitten, Twice Shy by Lori Wilde - 9/30/19
10. Death Walked In by Carolyn G. Hart
11. A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell - 7/19/20

Where There's a Witch (A Bewitching Mystery, #5) by Madelyn Alt All Shook Up by Susan Andersen Match Game by Beverly Brandt Goddess of Light (Goddess Summoning, #3) by P.C. Cast Sight Unseen by Samantha Graves Crazy Love (Steele Street, #5) by Tara Janzen Fortune's Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #3) by Mercedes Lackey Remember the Alimony by Bethany True Once Smitten, Twice Shy (Wedding Veil Wishes, #2) by Lori Wilde Death Walked In (Death on Demand, #18) by Carolyn G. Hart A Cast-Off Coven (A Witchcraft Mystery, #2) by Juliet Blackwell

Randomly Selected COMPLETE!
1. Level Up by Cathy Yardley - 3/22/18
2. Crossroads by Moira Rogers - 4/24/18
3. Sweet Tea and Sympathy - 6/16/18
4. Shadowspell by Jenna Black - 11/2/18
5. Death Takes a Holiday by Jennifer Harlow - 11/25/18
6. A Fatal Collection by Mary Ellen Hughes - 12/14/18
7. The Wizard of Saws by Elise Sax - 4/8/19
8. Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore - 4/24/19
9. Love and Chaos by Elizabeth Powers - 5/2/19
10. Box of Frogs by Helen Harper - 6/29/19

Level Up (Fandom Hearts, #1) by Cathy Yardley Crossroads (Southern Arcana, #2) by Moira Rogers Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1) by Molly Harper Shadowspell (Faeriewalker, #2) by Jenna Black Death Takes a Holiday (F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation, #3) by Jennifer Harlow A Fatal Collection (Keepsake Cove Mystery, #1) by Mary Ellen Hughes The Wizard of Saws (Matchmaker Mysteries, #3) by Elise Sax Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2) by Rosemary Clement-Moore Love and Chaos by Elizabeth Powers Box of Frogs (The Fractured Faery, #1) by Helen Harper

Sequels, series continuations or spin-offs COMPLETE!
1. Mint Cookie Murder by Leslie Langtry - 1/10/18
2. Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross - 1/16/18
3. Dark Debt by Chloe Neill - 1/27/18
4. Mind Magic by Eileen Wilks - 2/13/18
5. Polar Bared by Eve Langlais - 4/7/18
6. Pudding Up with Murder by Julia Buckley - 1/8/19
7. Freaky Lies by Amanda M. Lee - 1/13/19
8. Miss Frost Chills the Cheater by Kristen Painter - 2/1/19
9. To Seduce a Siren by Jane Cousins - 2/24/19

Mint Cookie Murder (Merry Wrath, #2) by Leslie Langtry Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #4) by Barbara Ross Dark Debt (Chicagoland Vampires, #11) by Chloe Neill Mind Magic (World of the Lupi, #12) by Eileen Wilks Polar Bared (Kodiak Point, #3) by Eve Langlais Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley Freaky Lies (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #2) by Amanda M. Lee Miss Frost Chills The Cheater (Jayne Frost, #6) by Kristen Painter To Seduce A Siren (Southern Sanctuary, #4) by Jane Cousins

Novellas or short stories COMPLETE!
1. Connecting Rooms by Jayne Ann Krentz - 1/17/18
2. When Birdie Babysat Spider by Kristen Painter - 3/15/18
3. Hooked by Cathy Yardley - 6/9/18
4. A Karma Girl Christmas by Jennifer Estep - 12/11/18
5. Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson - 12/15/18
6. Holiday Spirits by Yasmine Galenorn - 12/16/18
7. Five Mornings by Elizabeth Hunter - 1/3/19
8. Lost Files of the Magical Beings' Rehabilitation Center by K.M. Shea - 1/5/19

Connecting Rooms by Jayne Ann Krentz When Birdie Babysat Spider A Jayne Frost Short by Kristen Painter Hooked (Fandom Hearts, #1.5) by Cathy Yardley A Karma Girl Christmas (Bigtime, #3.5) by Jennifer Estep Mitosis (The Reckoners, #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson Holiday Spirits (Chintz 'n China #6) by Yasmine Galenorn Five Mornings (Cambio Springs, #1.5) by Elizabeth Hunter Lost Files of the Magical Beings' Rehabilitation Center a MBRC Anthology (Magical Beings' Rehabilitation Center #3) by K.M. Shea

Books everyone but you seems to have read COMPLETE!
1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - 6/26/18
2. Idol by Kristen Callihan - 9/24/19
3. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase - 4/13/19
4. Paper Princess by Erin Watt - 2/4/18
5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - 6/2/18
6. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - 7/25/18
7. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid - 11/17/18

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Idol (VIP, #1) by Kristen Callihan Royally Screwed (Royally, #1) by Emma Chase Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Steelheart (The Reckoners, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Anticipated Releases COMPLETE!
1. Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews - 8/31/18
2. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay - 4/20/18
3. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs - 3/7/18
4. Chaser by Kylie Scott - 5/21/18
5. Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews - 7/1/18
6. Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep - 7/2/18

Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10) by Ilona Andrews Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #10) by Jenn McKinlay Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) by Patricia Briggs Chaser (Dive Bar, #3) by Kylie Scott Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1; Kate Daniels, #9.5) by Ilona Andrews Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin, #17) by Jennifer Estep

Recommended via Goodreads COMPLETE!
1. Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell - 3/22/18
2. Room for You by Beth Ehemann - 3/25/18
3. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - 8/25/18
4. Act Like It by Lucy Parker - 9/20/18
5. Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson - 10/9/18

Rumour Has It by Jill Mansell Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin, #17) by Jennifer Estep Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) by Lucy Parker Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild About You Book 1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Series Never got far
1. Under Attack by Hannah Jayne - 9/21/19
2.
3.
4.

Under Attack (Underworld Detection Agency, #2) by Hannah Jayne

Re-reads COMPLETE!
1. Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz - 4/13/18
2. Shifting Dreams by Elizabeth Hunter - 5/7/18
3. Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon - 5/25/18

The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1) by Lisa Lutz Shifting Dreams (Cambio Springs, #1) by Elizabeth Hunter Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Cover doesn't fit the storyline COMPLETE!
1. Blood Prophecy by Bonnie Lamer - 4/19/18
2. Freaky Days by Amanda M. Lee - 8/14/18

Blood Prophecy (Witch Fairy, #2) by Bonnie Lamer Freaky Days (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #1) by Amanda M. Lee

Book that intimidates you

1.


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Christine (inhalesbookslikepopcorn) | 1050 comments The 12 Towers Challenge

Duration: January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
Completed towers 1/12
Completed: 13/78


◈ 12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
4/12 completed

✔1. A Curious Beginning 02.01.2018 4*
✔2. The Immortals 03.01.2018 5*
✔3. Ink and Bone 05.01.2018 5*
4. The Boy on the Bridge 16.01.2018 4*

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
5. Just One Damned Thing After Another
6. Rebel of the Sands
2. I Am Not A Serial Killer
3. The Rook
4. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
5. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
6. 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do: Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books
7. Our Mutual Friend
8. 1Q84
9. The Replacement
10.Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
11. Howl's Moving Castle


◈ 10 books you randomly select from your shelves (such as by using random.org -- as you go or pre-choose)

4/10 completed

✔1. Wake of Vultures 01.01.2018 4*
✔2. Brother’s Ruin 02.01.2018 4*
✔3. The Rithmatist 08.01.2018 5*
4. Strange Practice 15.01.2018 3*
5.

4. Jade City
4. The Fifth Season
5. Age of Assassins
6. Children of Time
7. The Ice
8. The Tethered Mage
9.The Salt Line
10. Odd & True
10. Jane, Unlimited


9 Sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

2/9 completed

✔1. Weaver's Lament 02.01.2018 3*
✔2. Paper and Fire 05.01.2018 4*
3. Caliban's War
4. Cold Light
5. A Perilous Undertaking
6. Breath of Fire
7. Conspiracy of Ravens
8. Dark Heir
9. A Twist in Time


◈ 8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.

3/8 completed

1. Strange Brew Jim Butcher Last call 4* 02.01.2018
2. Strange Brew Rachel Caine Death warmed over 5* 03.01.2018
3. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe Gift wrap by Charlaine Harris 2.5*
4. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe the haire of the beast by Donna Andrews 2.5*
5.

Strange Brew Karen Chance Vegas Odds
4. Strange Brew Hecate's golden eye PN Eldrod
5. Strange Brew Charlaine Harris Bacon
6. All systems red
7. Strange Brew Faith Hunter signatures of the dead
8. Binti


◈ 7 books that everyone seems to have read but you

0/7 completed

1. Elantris
2. The Name of the Wind
3. Dune
4. Steelheart
5. The Martian by Andy Weir
6.
7.


◈ 6 anticipated releases (release dates after your start date)

0/6 completed

1. Lake Silence Anne Bishop
2. Burn Bright Patricia Briggs
3. Magic Triumphs Ilona Andrews
4. Shadow Keeper Christine Feehan
5. Ocean Light Nalini Singh
6.


◈ 5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads

0/5 completed

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


◈ 4 books that you started but never finished

0/4 completed

1. The Way of Kings
2. The Final Empire
3. The Mists of Avalon
4. The Masked City


◈ 3 books that you've already read before

2/3 completed

1. White Hot by Ilona Andrews 09.01.2018 5*
2. Wildfire by Ilona Andrews 10.01.2018 5*
3.


◈ 2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books
1.
2.


◈ 1 book that intimidates you
1.


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LaurLa | 1764 comments Is there a page minimum for this challenge (well, obviously except for the novella tower...)?


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Claire  | 188 comments The Twelve Towers Challenge #2
12 january 2018- 12 july 2019
Level: Need for speed
Goal: 00/78

12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)

11 books that you never find time to get around to or that have been on your shelves the longest
1. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
2. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
5. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
6. A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement by Anthony Powell
7. Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr
8. 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
9. Winter Trees by Sylvia Plath
10. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
11. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

10 books you randomly select from your shelves

9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs

8 novellas or short-stories - they can be part of anthologies, you don't have to read the whole book in this case.

7 books that everyone seems to have read but you

6 anticipated releases

5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads

4 books that you started but never finished

3 books that you've already read before

2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline or that you don't like the covers of but everyone raves about the books

1 book that intimidates you


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LaurLa | 1764 comments The Twelve Towers Challenge
January - December 2018

MY Twelve Towers Challenge (msg 48)

Fast and Furious Level

4 of 12 Towers Complete
41 of 78 Books Read

✔12 books that you've acquired most recently (from start date)
Fall from India Place (On Dublin Street, #4) by Samantha Young Forged by Desire (London Steampunk, #4) by Bec McMaster Well Hung (Big Rock, #3) by Lauren Blakely Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (MacKenzies & McBrides, #9) by Jennifer Ashley Bye, Bye Love (Cat DeLuca Mysteries, #4) by K.J. Larsen Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street, #5) by Samantha Young
Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge, #3) by Jill Shalvis Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer Endgame (Sirantha Jax, #6) by Ann Aguirre Fair Play (New York Blades, #2) by Deirdre Martin Secondborn (Secondborn #1) by Amy A. Bartol Deadly in High Heels (High Heels, #9) by Gemma Halliday
(view spoiler)

✔11 books that have been on your shelves the longest
Love at First Flight by Marie Force Tears of Pride by Lisa Jackson A Twist of Fate by Lisa Jackson Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Puppeteer by Tamsen Schultz Midnight Waltz by Jennifer Blake Buck's Landing (A New England Seacoast Romance) by Cameron D. Garriepy Relationships, Pie, and Other Complicated Stuff by A. Lynn Powers The Phantom of the Bathtub by Eugenia Riley Silver Serenade by Gerry O'Hara Broken Promises (Brianna Lane, #1) by Belinda Boring
(view spoiler)

✔10 books you randomly select from your shelves
Close Contact (Body Armor, #3) by Lori Foster The Rio Affair by Taylor Lee As Luck Would Have It (Providence, #1) by Alissa Johnson The Scent of Lies (Paradise Valley Mystery, #1) by Debra Burroughs X-Treme Dating by Cathy McDavid Bad Dreams (The Edge of Texas, #4) by J.D. Faver An Engagement Challenge (Challenge, #2) by Kiru Taye Heat Rises (Nikki Heat, #3) by Richard Castle Something To Talk About by C.J. Hawk One More Night (Thrillseekers Anonymous, #2) by Julia London
(view spoiler)

✔9 sequels, series continuations, or spin-offs
Buried Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #2) by Carolyn Haines Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street, #3) by Samantha Young Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Born in Death (In Death, #23) by J.D. Robb Innocent in Death (In Death, #24) by J.D. Robb Creation in Death (In Death, #25) by J.D. Robb One Night Rodeo (Blacktop Cowboys, #4) by Lorelei James Turn and Burn (Blacktop Cowboys, #5) by Lorelei James
(view spoiler)

✔8 novellas or short-stories
Blade (Bayou Heat #23; 1001 Dark Nights #64) by Alexandra Ivy Beyond Denial (Beyond, #2.5) by Kit Rocha Tricked (Dark Protectors #7.75; 1001 Dark Nights #48) by Rebecca Zanetti The Hunters (Henry Parker #4.5) by Jason Pinter A High Heels Haunting (High Heels, #4.5) by Gemma Halliday Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels, #3.5) by Ilona Andrews Thomas (The MacKenzie Brothers, #2) by Liliana Hart Dirty Deeds (Witches Anonymous, #7) by Misty Evans
(view spoiler)

✔7 books that everyone seems to have read but you
Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons, #6) by Julia Quinn Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) by Darynda Jones The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) by Kristen Ashley Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison
(view spoiler)

✔6 anticipated releases
How to Date Your Dragon (Mystic Bayou, #1) by Molly Harper Collision Point (Brute Force, #1) by Lora Leigh The Greatest Risk (Honey, #3) by Kristen Ashley Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2) by Jill Shalvis The Varlet and the Voyeur (Rugby, #4) by L.H. Cosway Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City, #7) by Penny Reid
(view spoiler)

✔5 books that were recommended to you via Goodreads
Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1) by Molly Harper Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1) by Alice Clayton Neurotica by Eliza Gordon Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward
(view spoiler)

✔4 books that you started but never finished Note: I didn't have any in this category so I chose series I had neglected for over a year
Citizen Insane (Barbara Marr Murder Mystery #2) by Karen Cantwell Cold Ridge (Cold Ridge/U.S. Marshals, #1) by Carla Neggers Hallowed Ground (PI Julie Collins, #2) by Lori G. Armstrong How to Date a Nerd (How To #1) by Cassie Mae
(view spoiler)

✔3 books that you've already read before
Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich Total Rush (New York Blades, #3) by Deirdre Martin What the Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie
(view spoiler)

✔2 books with covers that you don't think fit the storyline
The Color of Joy (The Color of Heaven Series #8) by Julianne MacLean Family Ties (A Cop in the Family, #2) by Jamie Hill
(view spoiler)

✔1 book that intimidates you
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer
(view spoiler)


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LaurLa wrote: "Is there a page minimum for this challenge (well, obviously except for the novella tower...)?"

No page minimum LaurLa. If there is it will state in the challenge rules.


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