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message 1: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 10679 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge


1. 'D' is for December:
- Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..

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

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

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling.

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.

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

You can choose any number of categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

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

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

Happy Reading!!


message 2: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Nov 20, 2017 05:59PM) (new)

Fran | 10679 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge


message 3: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Nov 20, 2017 05:59PM) (new)

Fran | 10679 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge


message 4: by Bookchaser (last edited Nov 29, 2017 11:25AM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1837 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge


0/10 Completed


01. 'D' is for December: Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'.
The Door Ajar by Joan Overfield
OR
Everything in Its Time by Dee Davis
OR
A Time-Travel Christmas by Megan Daniel
02. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in December of any year.
The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean
OR
Can't Stop Loving You by Miranda Liasson
OR
Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens
03. Featured Author Challenge ~ Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Elizabeth Hoyt , or by any author with her first or last name.
Or you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling.
Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt
OR
The Border Bride by Elizabeth English
04. Small Business Saturday (December 2): Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
05. Wear Brown Shoes Day (December 4): Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.
Just A Taste by Deirdre Martin
OR
Real Men Will by Victoria Dahl
OR
Whatever You Need by Barbara Longley
06. National Violin Day (December 13): Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.
Only Beloved by Mary Balogh
OR
Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh
OR
Lesson in Romance by Harmony Evans
OR
Playing at Love by Ophelia London
07. National Flashlight Day (December 21): Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!).
Illusion Town by Jayne Castle
OR
Montana Mornings by Kim Law
OR
Can't Fight This Feeling by Miranda Liasson
08. Christmas Eve (December 24): Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.
Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs
OR
Gifts of Love by Lisa Kleypas
OR
Home for the Holidays by Sarah Mayberry
OR
A Cranberry Inn Christmas by Beth Ehemann
09. New Year's Eve (December 31): Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.
Must Love Wieners by Casey Griffin
OR
Meant to Be by Terri Osburn
OR
It Had to Be Him by Tamra Baumann
OR
Shifter's Sacrifice by Lisa Ladew
10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!


XXX The Door Ajar by Joan Overfield XXX Everything in Its Time (Time After Time #1) by Dee Davis XXX A Time-Travel Christmas by Megan Daniel XXX The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1) by Sarah MacLean XXX Can't Stop Loving You (Spikonos Brothers #1) by Miranda Liasson XXX Heart Sight (Celta's Heartmates, #15) by Robin D. Owens XXX Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt XXX The Border Bride (Darnleys & Kirallens, #1) by Elizabeth English XXX Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich XXX Just A Taste (New York Blades, #6) by Deirdre Martin XXX Real Men Will (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #3) by Victoria Dahl XXX Whatever You Need (The Haneys, #2) by Barbara Longley XXX Only Beloved (The Survivors' Club, #7) by Mary Balogh XXX Simply Unforgettable (Simply Quartet #1) by Mary Balogh XXX Lesson in Romance by Harmony Evans XXX Playing at Love (Perfect Kisses, #1) by Ophelia London XXX Illusion Town (Ghost Hunters, #13) by Jayne Castle XXX Montana Mornings (The Wildes of Birch Bay, #3) by Kim Law XXX Can't Fight This Feeling (Spikonos Brothers #2) by Miranda Liasson XXX Candlelight Christmas (Lakeshore Chronicles, #10) by Susan Wiggs XXX Gifts of Love by Lisa Kleypas XXX Home for the Holidays by Sarah Mayberry XXX A Cranberry Inn Christmas (Cranberry Inn, #2.75) by Beth Ehemann XXX Must Love Wieners (A Rescue Dog Romance #1) by Casey Griffin XXX Meant to Be (Anchor Island, #1) by Terri Osburn XXX It Had to Be Him (It Had to Be #1) by Tamra Baumann XXX Shifter's Sacrifice (One True Mate, #1) by Lisa Ladew XXX


message 5: by Georgina (last edited Dec 13, 2017 07:36AM) (new)

Georgina Parkin (geosbookblog) | 233 comments Read 10/10

1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D':
Deadlocked 14/12

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year: Between the Devil and Desire (December 30th, 2008)

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Elizabeth Hoyt: The Leopard Prince 3/12

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that is short: Golden Eyes (150 pages) 2/12

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has the color brown on the cover: Snowflakes & Cinnamon Buns 1/12

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a musical event: The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy 12/12

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright or a character who gets naked a lot: Born of Ice 4/12 (stars on cover, heroine taught herself multiple languages and to fix ships etc)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter: Understood 1/12

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author: American Queen 8/12

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing: Four Nights With the Duke 6/12

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12) by Charlaine Harris Between the Devil and Desire (Scoundrels of St. James, #2) by Lorraine Heath The Leopard Prince (Princes Trilogy, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt Golden Eyes (Wild Series, #1) by Maya Banks Snowflakes & Cinnamon Buns by Claire Castle The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #4) by Julia Quinn Born of Ice (The League, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Understood (Unspoken, #1) by Maya Banks American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy, #1) by Sierra Simone Four Nights With the Duke (Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers, #2; Desperate Duchesses, #8) by Eloisa James


message 6: by Tammie (last edited Dec 27, 2017 07:33AM) (new)

Tammie | 1604 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
Read:
10/10

1. 'D' is for December: Devil's Cut, J.R. Ward ★★★★ 12/6
2. Happy Anniversary-Pub 12/2017: Year One, Nora Roberts ★★★★ 12/27
3. FAC-Historical: Ravished by a Highlander, Paula Quinn ★★★★ 12/12
4. Small Business Saturday-1,372 ratings: Some Kind of Hero. Suzanne Brockmann ★★★★ 12/3
5. Wear Brown Shoes Day: The Final Score, Jaci Burton ★★★★ 12/15
6. National Violin Day: Lick, Kylie Scott ★★★★ 12/4
7. National Flashlight Day-Hyacinth is ‘shiney and happy’: It's in His Kiss, Julia Quinn ★★★★ 12/23
8. Christmas Eve: My Kind of Christmas, Robyn Carr ★★★★★ 12/8
9. New Year's Eve Ash and Quill, Rachel Caine ★★★★ 12/2
10. Reader's Choice: Play, Kylie Scott ★★★★ 12/14
Devil's Cut (The Bourbon Kings, #3) by J.R. Ward Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts Ravished by a Highlander (Children Of The Mist, #1) by Paula Quinn Some Kind of Hero (Troubleshooters, #17) by Suzanne Brockmann The Final Score (Play by Play, #13) by Jaci Burton Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by Kylie Scott It's in His Kiss (Bridgertons, #7) by Julia Quinn My Kind of Christmas (Virgin River, #18) by Robyn Carr Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) by Rachel Caine Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott


message 7: by Sandra (last edited Dec 27, 2017 07:46AM) (new)

Sandra | 707 comments I'm in!

1 D is for Dec - Siren's Song - Dana Marie Bell - 4 DEC
2 Published in Dec - Dirty Disaster - Addison Moore - 13 DEC
3 Contemporary - Behind the Bloodlines - Bethany-Kris - 4 DEC
4 Short book - Fetched - Zoe Dawson - 5 DEC
5 'B' Author - Poisonous - Allison Brennan - 27 DEC
6 Beautiful cover - High Stakes and Hazelnut Cupcakes in Las Vegas - A.R. Winters - 5 DEC
7 Naked a lot - Prince Vs. Billionaire - Victoria Cabot - 15 DEC
8 Set in winter - The Billionaire's Snow Date - Mia Caldwell - 3 DEC
9 New to me author - Moon Over Montego Bay - Jane Graves - 10 DEC
10 Readers choice - American Queen - Sierra Simone - 10 DEC

Siren's Song (The Gray Court, #5) by Dana Marie Bell Dirty Disaster (Low Down & Dirty #2) by Addison Moore Behind the Bloodlines A Donati Bloodlines Trilogy Companion Novella by Bethany-Kris Fetched (Going to the Dogs Novella, #1) by Zoe Dawson Poisonous (Max Revere, #3) by Allison Brennan High Stakes and Hazelnut Cupcakes in Las Vegas (Tiffany Black Mysteries, #10) by A.R. Winters Prince Vs. Billionaire A Two Bad Boy MMF Bisexual Romance by Victoria Cabot The Billionaire's Snow Date by Mia Caldwell Moon Over Montego Bay (Moon Series, #1) by Jane Graves American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy, #1) by Sierra Simone


message 8: by Ashley (last edited Dec 07, 2017 09:29AM) (new)

Ashley (itsmedaisy) Read 1/10

1. 'D' is for December: - Damaged

2. Happy Anniversary: Tempting Boundaries

3. Featured Author Challenge (Contemporary)- A Good Man

4. Small Business Saturday- Logan

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- Cuffed

6. National Violin Day- Kneel

7. National Flashlight Day- Retreat

8. Christmas Eve- Chasing Christmas Eve

9, New Year's Eve- Savage

10. Reader's Choice: The Mistake Read 12/3


message 9: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jan 01, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1076 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge


1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' - Devlin's Dare Sabrina York - 12/15

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year - pub Dec, 2015 - Celebration After Dark Marie Force - 12/4

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

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling. - historical
- Shadow's Stand Sarah McCarty - 12/31

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000) - 1,069 ratings. - Too Far Gone Marliss Melton - 12/7

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has the color brown on the cover - Hard as It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) by Laura Kaye Laura Kaye - 12/3

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a musical event - characters goes to a music concert - Everything I've Never Had Lynetta Halat - 12/29

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!) - Bountiful Sarina Bowen - 12/6

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author - Tell Me No Lies Rachel Ann Nunes - 12/2

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing! - Fire On The Farm Betty Shreffler - 12/9

Tell Me No Lies (Lily's House, #2) by Rachel Ann Nunes Celebration After Dark (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #14) by Marie Force Hard as It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) by Laura Kaye Too Far Gone (SEAL Team 12, #6) by Marliss Melton Bountiful (True North, #4) by Sarina Bowen Fire On The Farm by Betty Shreffler Devlin's Dare (Tryst Island, #5) by Sabrina York Shadow's Stand (Hell's Eight, #5) by Sarah McCarty Everything I've Never Had (Everything, #1) by Lynetta Halat


message 10: by Diane (last edited Dec 22, 2017 10:55AM) (new)

Diane Dannenfeldt | 355 comments 10/10 - finished 12/22

1 D is for December: Dyed and Gone to Heaven by Aimee Nicole Walker 12/9 5 stars
2 Published in December: Rebel by Rhys Ford 12/13 4.5 stars
3 By Elizabeth Hoyt; first last name: For the Long Run by Elizabeth Noble 12/22 4 stars
4 Small Business Saturday - under 4K reviews: Dyeing to be Loved by Aimee Nicole Walker 12/1 4 stars
5 Shoes/brown on cover/First or last name starts with "B": Cupid's Time by Jess Buffett 12/14 3.5 stars
6 Characters in the music industry: Rock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby 12/8 5 stars
7 National Flashlight day: Wrapped Up in Chains by Cindy Sutherland 12/19 4 stars
8 Holiday romance: Jingle Bell Joy by Jules Dixon 12/1 4 stars
9 New to me author: Marine Biology by Gail Carriger 12/14 3.5 stars
10 Reader's Choice: Changing Lines by R.J. Scott 12/3 5 stars


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MountainKat | 17588 comments I'm in!


message 12: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Nov 21, 2017 07:27AM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1051 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge


1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..

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

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

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling.

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.

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


message 13: by Christine (last edited Dec 30, 2017 08:27PM) (new)

Christine (KizzieReads) (kizzie48) | 91 comments I'm in!

10/10...Completed December 30

1. 'D' is for December: Dad by Choice by Marie Ferrarella December 3, 4 stars

2. Happy Anniversary: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas December 30, 4 stars

3. Featured Author Challenge: The Wicked Wyckerly by Patricia Rice December 24, 3 stars

4. Small Business Saturday: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham December 25, 3 stars

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day: Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard December 16, 4 stars

6. National Violin Day- Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh December 11, 3 stars

7. National Flashlight Day: Already Home by Susan Mallery December 15, 3 stars

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Dear Santa by Alice Orr December 28, 3 stars

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber December 21, 5 stars

10. Reader's Choice: The Look of Love by Bella Andre December 7, 4 stars

Dad by Choice (Maitland Maternity, #1) by Marie Ferrarella Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas The Wicked Wyckerly (Rebellious Sons, #1) by Patricia Rice Skipping Christmas by John Grisham Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard Simply Unforgettable (Simply Quartet #1) by Mary Balogh Already Home by Susan Mallery Dear Santa by Alice Orr The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1) by Debbie Macomber The Look of Love (San Francisco Sullivans, #1; The Sullivans, #1) by Bella Andre


message 14: by Nicole (last edited Dec 10, 2017 06:46AM) (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments I'm in :)

December Monthly Challenge

10/10 completed

✓ 'D' is for December: Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey (02/12) ★★★

✓ Happy Anniversary: Shut Up and Kiss Me by Jessica Lemmon (05/12) ★★★

✓ Featured Author Challenge: Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh (08/12) ★★★★

✓ Small Business Saturday- December 2: Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey (02/12) ★★★

✓ Wear Brown Shoes Day - December 4: All I Ask by Nicole McLaughlin (10/12) ★★★

✓ National Violin Day - December 13: Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Juliette Poe (04/12) ★★★

✓ National Flashlight Day - December 21: Holiday Sparks: A Christmas Romantic Comedy by Taryn Quinn (04/12) ★★★

✓ Christmas Eve - December 24: An Ex For Christmas by Lauren Layne (03/12) ★★★★

✓ New Year's Eve - December 31: Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley (09/12) ★★★

✓ Reader's Choice: I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne (09/12) ★★★★★

Disorderly Conduct (The Academy, #1) by Tessa Bailey Shut Up and Kiss Me (Lost Boys, #2) by Jessica Lemmon Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh Rough Rhythm (Made in Jersey, #1.5) by Tessa Bailey All I Ask (Man Enough, #1) by Nicole McLaughlin Barking Up the Wrong Tree (Sex and Sweet Tea, #3) by Juliette Poe Holiday Sparks A Christmas Romantic Comedy by Taryn Quinn An Ex For Christmas by Lauren Layne Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford, #4) by Lauren Layne


message 15: by Katherine (last edited Jan 08, 2018 06:38PM) (new)

Katherine | 279 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge

1. 'D' is for December: Doctor Who: A History of Humankind: The Doctor’s Official Guide 10/12/17
4. Small Business Saturday - Ostrich and the 'Roo 7/12/17
5. Wear Brown Shoes Day - Caverns and Creatures: Volume I 10/12/17
6. National Violin Day - One Bite 10/12/17


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1597 comments Hold


message 17: by Jujubee (last edited Dec 26, 2017 07:23AM) (new)

Jujubee (goodreadscomjujubeed) | 216 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge Completed Dec 26 10/10
🎄 Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12) by Elizabeth Hoyt 1. 'D' is for December: Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane 12) Elizabeth Hoyt ◆ Read 12/24/17 4*
🎄 Sempre Redemption (Sempre, #2) by J.M. Darhower 2. Happy Anniversary: Dec 2013 Sempre: Redemption (Sempre 02) J. M. Darhower ◆ Read 12/12/17 4*
🎄 Once Upon a Maiden Lane (Maiden Lane #12.5) by Elizabeth Hoyt 3. FAC: Elizabeth Hoyt Once Upon a Maiden Lane (Maiden Lane 12.5) ◆ Read 12/25/17 4*
🎄 The Heiress and the Hothead (Sinful Suitors, #1.5) by Sabrina Jeffries 4. Small Business Saturday: Under 150 pages and under 500 ratings The Heiress and the Hothead (Sinful Suitors 01.5) Sabrina Jeffries ◆ Read 12/21/17 2*
🎄 Black Ice by Anne Stuart 5. Wear Brown Shoes Day: Brown cabin and trees Black Ice (Ice 01) Anne Stuart ◆ Read 12/08/17 3.5*
🎄 Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1) by Penny Reid 6. National Violin Day: Neanderthal Seeks Human(Knitting in the City 01) Penny Reid ◆ Read 12/14/17 4*
🎄 Waterlocked (Elemental World, #1.5) by Elizabeth Hunter 7. National Flashlight Day: Full moon Waterlocked (Elemental World 01.5) Elizabeth Hunter ◆ Read 12/05/17 5*
🎄 Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane, #12.6) by Elizabeth Hoyt 8. Christmas Eve: Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane 12.6) Elizabeth Hoyt ◆ Read 12/26/17 3.5*
🎄 The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata 9. New Year's Eve: New author The Wall of Winnipeg and Me Mariana Zapata ◆ Read 12/03/17 5*
🎄 Her Naughty Holiday (Men at Work, #2) by Tiffany Reisz 10. Reader's Choice:
Her Naughty Holiday (Men at Work 02) Tiffany Reisz ◆ Read 12/20/17 4.5*


message 18: by Lilly (last edited Dec 20, 2017 01:12AM) (new)

Lilly | 67 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge

COMPLETED!
10/10 read

✔1. 'D' is for December: Dignity by Jay Crownover ★★★★ December 18
✔2. Happy Anniversary: Roomies by Christina Lauren ★★★★★ December 19
✔3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt ★★★ December 12
✔4. Small Business Saturday- December 2: Maybe This Christmas by Jennifer Snow ★★★★ December 14
✔5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4: Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black ★★★★ December 8
✔6. National Violin Day- December 13: Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason ★★★ December 17
✔7. National Flashlight Day- December 21: Maid Under the Mistletoe by Maureen Child ★★★★ December 16
✔8. Christmas Eve- December 24: Christmas Comes to Main Street by Olivia Miles ★★★★★ December 12
✔9. New Year's Eve- December 31: Sleepless In Manhattan by Sarah Morgan ★★★★ December 9
✔10. Reader's Choice: Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery by Jacqueline Frost ★★★★ December 20

Dignity (The Breaking Point Book 2) by Jay Crownover Roomies by Christina Lauren Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt Maybe This Christmas (Colorado Ice, #3) by Jennifer Snow Misadventures of a Backup Bride (Misadventures, #4) by Shayla Black Mistletoe Cottage (Harmony Harbor) by Debbie Mason Maid Under the Mistletoe (Harlequin Desire) by Maureen Child Christmas Comes to Main Street (Briar Creek, #5) by Olivia Miles Sleepless In Manhattan (From Manhattan With Love, #1) by Sarah Morgan Twelve Slays of Christmas A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery by Jacqueline Frost


message 19: by Laura (last edited Dec 31, 2017 11:03AM) (new)

Laura | 169 comments 3/10

2017 December Monthly Challenge


1. | DONE | 'D' is for December: - My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland 5 Stars 30.12.17
2. | DONE | Happy Anniversary: Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas 4 Stars 17.12.17
3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
4. | DONE | Small Business Saturday- December 2- Buy a Bullet by Gregg Hurwitz 5 Stars 31.12.17
5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4 - Meie isade isa by Bernard Werber
6. National Violin Day - India Black by Carol K. Carr
7. National Flashlight Day - Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman
8. | DONE | Christmas Eve - A Wallflower Christmas 31.12.17 5 Stars
9. | DONE: | New Year's Eve - Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn 3 stars 15.12.17
10. Reader's Choice - The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft

My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland Dreaming of You (The Gamblers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt Buy a Bullet (Orphan X, #1.5) by Gregg Hurwitz Meie isade isa by Bernard Werber India Black (Madam of Espionage, #1) by Carol K. Carr Fashionably Dead (Hot Damned, #1) by Robyn Peterman A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #4.5) by Lisa Kleypas Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft


message 20: by MyzanM (last edited Jan 02, 2018 03:46PM) (new)

MyzanM | 317 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
10/10 Completed


01. 'D' is for December: An Assassin's Holiday - Dirk Greyson, 12/8

02. Happy Anniversary: Cowboys Don't Come Out, 12/7

03. Featured Author Challenge ~ The Name of the Game, 12/1

04. Small Business Saturday (December 2): My Boyfriend's Back, 12/1

05. Wear Brown Shoes Day (December 4): Tin Man, 12/17

06. National Violin Day (December 13): Holiday Roommates, 12/28

07. National Flashlight Day (December 21): The Little Village, 12/30

08. Christmas Eve (December 24): New York Christmas, 12/3

09. New Year's Eve (December 31): The Christmas Wedding Ring, 12/15

10. Reader's Choice: Transcendence, 12/27

An Assassin's Holiday (2015 Advent Calendar - Sleigh Ride) by Dirk Greyson Cowboys Don't Come Out (Cowboys Don't, #1) by Tara Lain The Name of the Game (The Game, #1) by Willa Okati My Boyfriend's Back by Elliot Cooper Tin Man by Sarah Winman Holiday Roommates by Tere Michaels The Little Village by Mike Enfield New York Christmas by R.J. Scott The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery Transcendence by Shay Savage


message 21: by JoAnne (last edited Dec 11, 2017 04:24PM) (new)

JoAnne | 1059 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
10/10

1. 'D' is for December:
- Read a book that starts 'D'.
The Designer Aubrey Parker 12/9/17

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year.
Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt:
Duke of Pleasure Elizabeth Hoyt 12/11/17

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet
The Christmas Room Catherine Anderson 12/8/17

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book with a character in the fashion industry.
Holiday Kisses in the Snow Lexi Buchanan 12/10/17

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a cover that looks beautiful to you.
A Chance This Christmas (Road to Romance #3) by Joanne Rock A Chance This Christmas Joanne Rock 12/10/17

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a character that is bright.
Flame in the Dark Faith Hunter 12/7/17

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance.
Kisses for Christmas: A Holiday Boxed Set Skye Warren 12/2/17

9. New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.
Chasing Christmas Eve Jill Shalvis 12/9/17

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
Sea Change Karen White 12/4/17


message 22: by Connie N. (last edited Dec 31, 2017 06:25PM) (new)

Connie N. | 996 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
Timeframe: 12/1/17 to 12/31/17
8/10

1. 'D' is for December: - Author name starts with D - Author Donna Andrews - The Penguin Who Knew Too Much - 12/3/17 ♥♥♥♥
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (Meg Langslow, #8) by Donna Andrews

2. Happy Anniversary - Published in December of any year - Pub 12/8/16 - Christmas Nights by J.H. Croix - 12/18/17 ♥♥♥
Christmas Nights (Diamond Creek, Alaska #6) by J.H. Croix

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt - Contemporary romance - Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley - 12/15/17 ♥♥♥♥
Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) by Kristen Ashley

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet - library - Tailing a Tabby by Laurie Cass - 12/13/17 ♥♥♥♥
Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #2) by Laurie Cass

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Author with a 'B' as the first letter of their last name - Author Mary Balogh - The Escape - 12/11/17 ♥♥♥♥♥
The Escape (The Survivors' Club #3) by Mary Balogh

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Character who gets naked a lot - Dirty For Me by Jackie Ashenden - 12/5/17 ♥♥♥♥
Dirty For Me (Motor City Royals, #1) by Jackie Ashenden

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

9, New Year's Eve- December 31 - New to you author - The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena - 12/2/17 ♥♥♥♥♥
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

10. Reader's Choice - Any book - Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich - 12/4/17 ♥♥♥
Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3) by Janet Evanovich

****COMPLETED 8 out of 10 on 12/18/17*****


message 23: by Sonja (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:25AM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 958 comments IN!
5/10

**UPDATED**
9/10 down!

1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..
Well this is a first... not one book on my list has a 'D' title or author! Perhaps, given the busy month, I'll skip this one... unless I can squeak by with a 'D' in part of the title, a la
Surrender to the Devil
★★★★
Surrender to the Devil (Scoundrels of St. James, #3) by Lorraine Heath

2. Happy Anniversary: Yaay a Courtney Milan book!
Proof by Seduction
Proof by Seduction (Carhart, #1) by Courtney Milan

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt:
Just finished Duke of Desire

Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12) by Elizabeth Hoyt
for November so it's gonna be Once Upon a Christmas Eve for Elizabeth Hoyt! ★★★★
Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane, #12.6) by Elizabeth Hoyt
And The Luckiest Lady in London for the historical! ★★★★★
The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Got this one at my local bookstore when I was there with the kiddos! Didn't realize it was also a major TV show!!
Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Brown cover AND shoes on the cover!
Listen to Me
★★★★★
Listen to Me (Fusion, #1) by Kristen Proby

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Had this on my to-read list three months now... time to cozy down and read it!
Play
Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- 'Dawn' is a light source!
Edge of Dawn
★★★★
Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed, #11) by Lara Adrian

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Hmmm which one first???
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe ★★
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz
>AND<
Christmas Nights
Christmas Nights (Diamond Creek, Alaska #6) by J.H. Croix
>AND<
Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel ★★★
Twelve Days of Christmas A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- PIFM new read
What You Need
What You Need (Need You, #1) by Lorelei James

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
Kitty and the Midnight Hour
★★★★
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn
Never Less Than a Lady (Lost Lords, #2) by Mary Jo Putney Fly With Me (Wild Aces, #1) by Chanel Cleeton


message 24: by Lorien (last edited Jan 03, 2018 04:15PM) (new)

Lorien | 16 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
For now I'm committing to 8 because holidays..

5/8

√ 1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..
Devil in Winter 12-31
And I finished Devil in Spring 12-30

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

√ 3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Elizabeth Hoyt
(Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota - oh this is where I live!)
Dearest Rogue - (12/13) 3.5

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover (okay it only has one brown boot, but I'm using it.)
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover, by Sarah MacLean

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

√ 7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright')
The Wretched of Muirwood - (12/18)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.
A Time-Travel Christmas

√ 9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.
I tried 3 new authors and DNF'd them all :(

√ 10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
Stay, by Sarina Bowen - (12/3)

1. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas , 2. Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1) by Penny Reid , 3. Dearest Rogue (Maiden Lane, #8) by Elizabeth Hoyt , .4, .5, .6, .7 The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood, #1) by Jeff Wheeler , .8 A Time-Travel Christmas by Megan Daniel , .9 , .10 Stay (WAGs, #2) by Sarina Bowen


message 25: by ~Teresa (last edited Dec 24, 2017 07:41PM) (new)

 ~Teresa | 319 comments Not sure I'll have time for all 10, but I'll give it my best!

2017 December Monthly Challenge
8/10

✔️1. 'D' is for December ~ Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D' ~ Something Magical ~ Leighann Dobbs ~ 12/1/17

✔️2. Happy Anniversary ~ Read a book that was published in December of any year ~ Silver Bells at Moonglow ~ December 2, 2016 published ~ 12/22/17

✔️3. Featured Author Challenge ~ Elizabeth Hoyt ~ or you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retellin ~ The Christmas Room ~ contemporary romance ~ 12/3/17

✔️4. Small Business Saturday, December 2 ~ Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000) ~ The Holiday House Sitter ~ 83pages ~ 12/4/17

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day ~ December 4 ~ Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

6. National Violin Day ~ December 13 ~ Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

✔️7. National Flashlight Day ~ December 21 ~ Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!) ~ The Lodge on Holly Road ~ light source ~ 12/17/17

✔️8. Christmas Eve ~ December 24 ~ Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter ~ The Snowflake Inn ~ 12/1/17

✔️9, New Year's Eve ~ December 31 ~ Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with ~ A Bramble House Christmas ~ C.J. Carmichael ~ 12/7/17

✔️10. Reader's Choice ~ Read any book of your choosing ~ The Trapped Girl ~ 12/14/17

Something Magical (Witches of Hawthorne Grove #1) by Leighann Dobbs The Snowflake Inn by Samantha Chase The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson The Holiday House Sitter (Christmas Interrupted Book 2) by Judy Moore A Bramble House Christmas (Carrigans of the Circle C, #6) by C.J. Carmichael The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite #4) by Robert Dugoni The Lodge on Holly Road (Life in Icicle Falls, #6) by Sheila Roberts Silver Bells at Moonglow by Deborah Garner


message 26: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 30, 2017 06:44PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3524 comments December Monthly Challenge

READ: 10/10

✔1. 'D' is for December: Dreadmarrow Thief - Marjory Kaptanoglu 12/9

✔2. Happy Anniversary: Everlasting Enchantment - Kathryne Kennedy (pub December 2013) 12/18

✔3. Featured Author Challenge: Into the Fire - Amanda Usen (contemporary romance) 12/28

✔4. Small Business Saturday: Sick Fux - Tillie Cole (only 2895 ratings) 12/30

✔5. Wear Brown Shoes Day: Wife by Wednesday - Catherine Bybee (author last name starts with B) 12/13

✔6. National Violin Day: Silver Silence - Nalini Singh (beautiful cover) 12/13

✔7. National Flashlight Day: Vampires Dead Ahead - Cheyenne McCray (light source) 12/5

✔8. Christmas Eve: A Killing Frost - Hannah Alexander (set in winter) 12/25

✔9, New Year's Eve- The Dragon Caller - Pauline M. Ross (new author) 12/23

✔10. Reader's Choice: The Zig Zag Girl - Elly Griffiths 12/27

Dreadmarrow Thief (The Conjurer Fellstone Book 1) by Marjory Kaptanoglu Everlasting Enchantment (Relics of Merlin, #4) by Kathryne Kennedy Into the Fire (Hot Nights, #1) by Amanda Usen Sick Fux by Tillie Cole Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, #1) by Catherine Bybee Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #1; Psy-Changeling, #16) by Nalini Singh Vampires Dead Ahead (Night Tracker, #5) by Cheyenne McCray A Killing Frost (River Dance, #1) by Hannah Alexander The Dragon Caller (Brightmoon Book 9) by Pauline M. Ross The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery, #1) by Elly Griffiths

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 27: by Deanna (last edited Dec 31, 2017 11:26AM) (new)

Deanna (dlbell208) | 86 comments I'm in!

December Monthly Challenge

10/10 completed

1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan - 12/6/17

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

Magically Bonded by Rachel Medhurst - 12/27/17

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

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling.

A Kiss For Midwinter by Courtney Milan - 12/7/17

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare - 12/23/17

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks - 12/3/17

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - 12/19/17

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - 12/1/17

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

The Heart of Christmas by Mary Balogh, Nicola Carnick and Courtney Milan - 12/9/17

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.

The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan -12/5/17

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

Trick And Treat by Madison Faye - 12/28/17


message 28: by Sarah {The Bookish Knitter} (last edited Dec 31, 2017 04:43AM) (new)

Sarah {The Bookish Knitter} (sarahphalen) | 472 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
10/10 Complete

✔︎ 1. 'D' is for December: Dear Santa by Karen Templeton
December 29th, 2017 - 3.5 Stars

✔︎ 2. Happy Anniversary: Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan {AndreaNataly ~ December 2015}
December 3rd, 2017 - 4.5 Stars

✔︎ 3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
December 15th, 2017 - 3.5 Stars

✔︎ 4. December 2nd - Small Business Saturday: Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel of Christmas Past by Samantha Silva
December 27th, 2017 - 5 Stars

✔︎ 5. December 4th - Wear Brown Shoes Day: Breakfast with Santa by Pamela Browning
December 5th, 2017 - 3 Stars

✔︎ 6. December 13th - National Violin Day: Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

✔︎ 7. December 21st - National Flashlight Day: Burning Bright by Maggie Shayne, Judith Arnold & Anne Stuart
December 19th, 2017 - 3.5 Stars

✔︎ 8. December 24th - Christmas Eve: What Light by Jay Asher
December 19th, 2017 - 3 Stars

✔︎ 9, December 31st - New Year's Eve: Mistletoe on Main Street by Olivia Miles

✔︎ 10. Reader's Choice: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
December 10th, 2017 - 4 Stars

Dear Santa (Guys And Daughters, #1) by Karen TempletonMiracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah MorganStarry Night by Debbie MacomberMr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha SilvaBreakfast with Santa by Pamela BrowningSnow Angel Cove (Haven Point, #1) by RaeAnne ThayneBurning Bright by Maggie ShayneWhat Light by Jay AsherMistletoe on Main Street (Briar Creek, #1) by Olivia MilesThe Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay, #2) by Jill Shalvis



message 29: by Taylor (last edited Dec 22, 2017 08:02AM) (new)

Taylor | 269 comments I'm in for 27

19/27

1. 'D' is for December: A Daughter's Place 12/14/2017 2 stars
2. Happy Anniversary- Lucky Latte
12/11/2017 5 stars Hide Your Heart
3. FAC-Elizabeth: From Me to You 12/17/2017 2 stars Finding Kat 12/05/2017 4 stars Hearts Under Siege
4. Small Business Saturday- Finding Wilder 12/11/2017 3 stars Entangled 12/06/2017 2 stars Randall Wedding 12/13/2017 3 stars
5. Wear Brown Shoes Day: Dare to Dream 12/12/2017 4 stars Forged by Fate The Earl's Enticement 12/22/2017 3 stars
6. National Violin Day: Jaded 12/21/2017 5 stars My Rockstar Billionaire 12/22/2017 2 stars
7. National Flashlight Day: Forever Yours This New Year's Night Scornful Sadie 12/17/2017 4 stars
8. Christmas Eve: Mrs. Scrooge (Rocky Hill Romance) 12/22/2017 2 stars A Billionaire Brothers' Christmas Blue Christmas 12/22/2017 2 stars A Bleu Streak Christmas
9, New Year's Eve: Loyalty and Lies River of Danger 12/22/2017 2 stars The Art of Romance 12/05/2017 2 stars
10. Reader's Choice- Adam 12/07/2017 3 stars Her Rock Hard Viking
12/18/2017 3 stars Between Love and Lies Ms. Luther 12/06/2017 2 stars

A Daughter's Place (Chatsworth #3) by C.J. Carmichael Lucky Latte (Cupid's Coffeeshop, #3) by Courtney Hunt Hide Your Heart (Bounty Bay #1) by Tracey Alvarez From Me to You (The Lonely Hearts Club, #1.3) by Elizabeth Eulberg Finding Kat by Elizabeth McMahen Hearts Under Siege (Civil War Collection, #1) by Kathryn Elizabeth Kelly Finding Wilder (The Guardian, #1.5) by G.K. DeRosa Entangled (Dynasties the Ashtons, #1) by Eileen Wilks Randall Wedding (Brides for Brothers, #10) by Judy Christenberry Dare to Dream (Maxwell, #2) by S.B. Alexander Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) by Amalia Dillin The Earl's Enticement (Castle Brides, #3) by Collette Cameron Jaded (Rock Star, #1) by Mercy Amare My Rockstar Billionaire by Amy Aday Forever Yours This New Year's Night (Star Light ~ Star Bright, #2) by L.A. Sartor Scornful Sadie by Felicia Tatum Mrs. Scrooge (Rocky Hill Romance) (A Rocky Hill Romance Book 1) by Barbara Bretton A Billionaire Brothers' Christmas (Billionaire Brothers #6) by Jenn Roseton Blue Christmas (Beckett Lodge Series #0.5) by Colette Makray A Bleu Streak Christmas (Bleu #2) by T.I. Lowe Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, #1) by L.A. Cotton River of Danger (Secrets of Rios Azules, #0.5) by Alexa Verde The Art of Romance (The Matchmakers, #2) by Kaye Dacus Adam (Farraday Country, #1) by Chris Keniston Her Rock Hard Viking (Her Elemental Viking #4) by A.J. Tipton Between Love and Lies (Gambling Hearts #1) by Jacqui Nelson Ms. Luther by Emily Heathers


message 30: by Lily (last edited Dec 31, 2017 07:53PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 200 comments 10/10 ~ finished Dec 29th



'D' is for December: - Dee, Bonnie - The Professor and the Smuggler ~ 12/29/17 ~ 3.5★

Happy Anniversary: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday ~ 12/8/17 ~ 4★

Featured Author Challenge - The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian ~ 12/21/17 ~ 4★

Small Business Saturday- Herc & Pyotr by Atom Yang ~ 12/6/17 ~ 3.5★

Wear Brown Shoes Day- Anything Could Happen by B.G. Thomas ~ 12/27/17 ~ 3★

National Violin Day- A Kind of Home by Lane Hayes ~ 12/4/17 ~ 4★

National Flashlight Day- Tread Marks & Trademarks by S.A. McAuley ~ 12/7/17 ~ 3.5★

Christmas Eve- Cranky Christmas by Annabeth Albert ~ 12/1/17 ~ 3.5★

New Year's Eve- Gummy Bears & Grenades by Charlie Cochet ~ 12/2/17 ~ 4★

Reader's Choice: Angel in Black Leather Pants by Lisa Oliver ~ 12/13/17 ~ 3.5★


message 31: by Heather (new)

Heather Reichert | 5 comments I'm in!


message 32: by Chelsea (last edited Jan 01, 2018 08:29AM) (new)

Chelsea | 3 comments 7/10 Completed
December Monthly Reading Challenge

1. 'D' is for December: -Passion's Promise By: Danielle Steel

2. Happy Anniversary: Falling Awake By: Jayne Ann Krentz (found on member joined December 2009)

3. Featured Author Challenge - The Renshawe Inheritance By: Elizabeth Renier

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Strange Triangle By: Florence Stuart (page count 128)

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Girls Night By: Stef Ann Holm

6. National Violin Day- December 13- The Magnificent Marriage By: Barbara Cartland

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- A Lady Never Tells By: Candace Camp

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- If Only In My Dreams By: Wendy Markham

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Fully Ignited Boston Fire By: Shannon Stacey

10. Reader's Choice: The Longest Ride By: Nicholas Sparks

Passion's Promise by Danielle Steel Strange Triangle by Florence Stuart Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz The Renshawe Inheritance by Elizabeth Renier Girls Night by Stef Ann Holm The Magnificent Marriage by Barbara Cartland A Lady Never Tells (Willowmere, #1) by Candace Camp If Only In My Dreams by Wendy Markham Fully Ignited (Boston Fire, #3) by Shannon Stacey The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks


message 33: by Lama (new)

Lama Noureddine | 20 comments 1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..



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

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

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling.

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).

The Light Between Oceans

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

The Book Thief

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

Mr. Miracle

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.

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

You can choose any number of categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

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

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

Happy Reading!!


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• | 443 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge

Completed 10/10


1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D'

Dragon Foretold (Dragon Point, #4) by Eve Langlais Dragon Foretold by Eve Langlais - 08/12/2017

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

Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb - 04/12/2017

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a book that has won an award (All About Romance (AAR) Annual Reader Poll for Best Romantic Suspense AND Favorite "Other" Romance AND Best Couple AND Best Hero AND Best Heroine (2000), Romance Readers Anonymous (RRA) Award for Best Romantic Suspense/Mystery/Adventure (1999))

Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb - 17/12/2017

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that doesn't have a lot of ratings (2,291 ratings).

Bear Attraction (Shifters Unbound, #6.5) by Jennifer Ashley Bear Attraction by Jennifer Ashley - 10/12/2017

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

The Final Score (Play by Play, #13) by Jaci Burton The Final Score by Jaci Burton - 15/12/2017

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a cover that looks beautiful to you.

Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6) by J.D. Robb Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb - 02/12/2017

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

Lone Wolf (Shifters Unbound, #4.6) by Jennifer Ashley Lone Wolf by Jennifer Ashley - 10/12/2017

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance

Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose (Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Chronicles #1) by Stephanie Laurens Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose by Stephanie Laurens - 09/12/2017

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author

Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase Tangled by Emma Chase - 11/12/2017

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

Feral Heat (Shifters Unbound, #5.5) by Jennifer Ashley Feral Heat by Jennifer Ashley - 10/12/2017


message 35: by Emily (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:34PM) (new)

Emily | 649 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge


1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'.. A Demon and His Witch by Eve Langlais 12.14

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in December of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years. Savage Kiss by Milly Taiden 12.17

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Elizabeth Hoyt , or by any author with her first or last name.
So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling. Stumbling Into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds 12.12


4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000). Mick by KB Winter 12.5

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name. Van by Sawyer Bennett 12.12

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.-Love Me By Christmas by Jaci Burton 12.5

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with. Vengeance Aside by Nancy Havilland 12.16

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing! Scoring With The Wrong Twin by Naiuma Simoine 12.16


message 36: by Krissy (last edited Dec 10, 2017 06:21PM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 756 comments KRISSY'S SPOT
10/10 Completed


01. The Duke, 12/10 ★★★★★
02. Beauty and His Beast, 12/10 ★★★★
03. The Professor and the Smuggler, 12/06 ★★★★
04. The Beginning, 12/05 ★★
05. Together Apart, 12/09 ★★
06. Jumping Jude, 12/08 ★★★
07. Follow My Lead, 12/03 ★★★
08. Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe, 12/03 ★★★
09. The Chief, 12/07 ★★★★
10. Skin, 12/07 ★

The Duke (Victorian Rebels, #4) by Kerrigan Byrne Beauty and His Beast by Bey Deckard The Professor and the Smuggler by Bonnie Dee The Beginning (Glee, #1) by Sophia Lowell Together Apart by Natalie K. Martin Jumping Jude (Made Marian, #3) by Lucy Lennox Follow My Lead by Lisa Worrall Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe by Jocelynn Drake The Chief (Highland Guard, #1) by Monica McCarty Skin by Christian Baines


message 37: by Amanda A (last edited Dec 28, 2017 08:54PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 763 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
Completed: 10/10


1. 'D' is for December: Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber 12/9
2. Happy Anniversary: Year One by Nora Roberts 12/22
3. Featured Author Challenge: Wilde in Love by Eloisa James 12/17
4. Small Business Saturday- Dec 2: A Day Late and A Bride Short by Holly Jacobs 12/8
5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4: Royally Matched by Emma Chase 12/19
6. National Violin Day- December 13: Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr 12/23
7. National Flashlight Day- Dec 21: Cowboy Untamed by Vicki Lewis Thompson 12/8
8. Christmas Eve- December 24: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan 12/6
9. New Year's Eve- December 31: Defying the Odds by Kele Moon 12/15
10. Reader's Choice: The Archer's Daughter by Melissa MacKinnon 12/22

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts Wilde in Love The Wildes of Lindow Castle by Eloisa James A Day Late and A Bride Short (Perry Square Book 2) by Holly Jacobs Royally Matched (Royally, #2) by Emma Chase Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #14) by Robyn Carr Cowboy Untamed (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood, #7) by Vicki Lewis Thompson A Kiss for Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #3) by Courtney Milan Defying the Odds (Battered Hearts, #1) by Kele Moon The Archer's Daughter by Melissa MacKinnon


message 38: by Sonja (last edited Nov 28, 2017 04:37PM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 958 comments Well I finished my Mistress Hoyt book early
3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt:
✔Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12) by Elizabeth Hoyt
Duke of Desire (Maiden Lane, #12) by Elizabeth Hoyt
so had to pick a new one. Since I'm waiting on two of the Maiden Lane novellas, I'll go with a Historical for now:
The Luckiest Lady in London by Sherry Thomas


message 39: by Michaele (new)

Michaele | 3706 comments 1. 'D' is for December: - Merry & Bright- Debbie Macomber
2. Happy Anniversary: The Hookup - Kristen Ashley (I hope this one counts since it's being published this December
3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Baby, It's You - Jane Graves- it won a RITA award
4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Stud Finder - Lauren Blakely (120 pages)
5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Shoe Addicts Anonymous - Beth Harbinson
6. National Violin Day- December 13- Roomies - Christina Lauren
7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Can't Let Go - Gena Showalter
8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Holiday Wishes - Jill Shalvis
9. New Year's Eve- December 31- Christmas at Lilac Cottage - Holly Martin
10. Reader's Choice: Until July - Aurora Rose Reynolds


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Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 1694 comments I'm in for 7 this month.


message 41: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Dec 31, 2017 01:22PM) (new)

Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 821 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
Completed: 10/10

1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'.. Walking on Thin Ice by Jocelynn Drake 12/1 ★★★★

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in December of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years. Cold Feet 12/1 ★★★

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt:

So you may read any book set in Minnesota Sleigh Ride 12/19 ★★★★

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000). A Fortunate Blizzard 12/5 ★★★★

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name. One Small Thing 12/22 ★★★★

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you. Christmas at Copper Mountain 12/17 ★★★★

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!) Vampires in America: The Vignettes - Volume 2 12/13 ★★★★

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter. Candy Man 12/16 ★★★★

9. New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with. My True Love Gave to Me 12/14 ★★★

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing! Storm Gathering 12/2 ★★★★★


message 42: by LaurLa (last edited Dec 31, 2017 07:45AM) (new)

LaurLa | 3096 comments December Monthly Challenge
December 2017

My Challenge (msg 44)

10 of 10 Complete

Dating-ish (Knitting in the City, #6) by Penny Reid Love Her Madly (Rock Royalty, #2) by Christie Ridgway Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City, #5) by Penny Reid The Color of a Memory (The Color of Heaven, #5) by Julianne MacLean For His Forever (For His Pleasure, #6) by Kelly Favor The Color of Love (Color of Heaven Series, #6) by Julianne MacLean Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8) by Chloe Neill The Color of the Season (The Color of Heaven Series #7) by Julianne MacLean Tough Love (Ultimate, #3) by Lori Foster A Cowboy for Christmas by Kristen James

🎄1. 'D' is for December: Read a book that starts 'D'
🏮Dating-ish - Penny Reid
🏮Read: 12.15 ★★★★★
🎄2. Happy Anniversary!: Read a book that was published in December of any year
🏮Love Her Madly - Christie Ridgway
🏮Read: 12.13 ★★★★
🎄3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a contemporary romance
🏮Happily Ever Ninja - Penny Reid
🏮Read: 12.01 ★★★★
🎄4. Small Business Saturday - December 2: Read a book doesn't have a lot of ratings
🏮The Color of a Memory - Julianne MacLean
🏮Read: 12.02 ★★★★
🎄5. Wear Brown Shoes Day - December 4: Read a book that has shoes on the cover
🏮For His Forever - Kelly Favor
🏮Read: 12.14 ★★★
🎄6. National Violin Day - December 13: Read a book with a cover that is beautiful to you
🏮The Color of Love - Julianne MacLean
🏮Read: 12.12 ★★★★
🎄7. National Flashlight Day - December 21: Read a book with a light source on the cover
🏮Biting Bad - Chloe Neill
🏮Read: 12.09 ★★★★
🎄8. Christmas Eve - December 24: Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter
🏮The Color of the Season - Julianne MacLean
🏮Read: 12.19 ★★★
🎄9. New Year's Eve - December 31: Read a book you would want to curl up on a couch with
🏮Tough Love - Lori Foster
🏮Read: 12.17 ★★★★
🎄10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!
🏮A Cowboy for Christmas - Kristen James
🏮Read: 12.23 ★★1/2


message 43: by Mariana (last edited Dec 31, 2017 01:12PM) (new)

Mariana (lyqrycy) | 548 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge
10/10

1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'
Dirty Deeds (Dirty, #1) by HelenKay Dimon by HelenKay Dimon, read Dec 31, ★★★★

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December 2017
Just a Bit Shameless (Straight Guys, #8) by Alessandra Hazard by Alessandra Hazard, read Dec 18, ★★★

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a contemporary romance
Red Hot by Sean Ashcroft by Sean Ashcroft, read Dec 18, ★★★

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that is short (under 150 pages)
One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay, #2.5) by Jill Shalvis by Jill Shalvis, read Dec 28, ★★1/2

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name
Murder of Crows (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, #2) by Annie Bellet by Annie Bellet, read Dec 23, ★★★

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a cover that looks beautiful to you
Permanent Ink (Art & Soul, #1) by Avon Gale by Avon Gale&Piper Vaughn, read Dec 21, ★★

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover
The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay, #2) by Jill Shalvis by Jill Shalvis, read Dec 27, ★★★1/2

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan by Sarah Morgan, read Dec 2, ★★★1/2

9. New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway by Robin Benway, read Dec 20, ★★★★

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing
The Return of Rafe MacKade (The MacKade Brothers, #1) by Nora Roberts by Nora Roberts, read Dec 31, ★★★


message 44: by Ethel (last edited Dec 25, 2017 12:41AM) (new)

Ethel | 739 comments 2017 December Monthly Challenge

10/10 read


Done! :)

[1.12.] 4. Small Business Saturday - December 2: Rules of Negotiation by Inara Scott
[4.12.] 6. National Violin Day: Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson
[6.12.] 5. Wear Brown Shoes Day: Moving On - A Prairie Romance by Annette Bower
[7.12.] 9. New Year's Eve: Right Now by Jackie McMahon
[14.12.] 7. National Flashlight Day: Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
[18.12.] 1. 'D' is for December: The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft
[19.12.] 3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor
[19.12.] 8. Christmas Eve: Just For You by Rosalind James
[21.12.] 2. Happy Anniversary: Wicked by Arabella Quinn
[25.12.] 10. Reader's Choice: Nothing To Commend Her by Jo Barrett


message 45: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 10679 comments It’s December! Happy Reading everyone!!


message 46: by Romanticbookworm (last edited Dec 29, 2017 08:05AM) (new)

Romanticbookworm | 235 comments I'm In

1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci or other

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in December of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years. - The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan

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

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling. The Christmas Mail Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides, #1) by Kit Morgan

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas - 5 stars

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.

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


message 47: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 26, 2017 11:10AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 2049 comments Romance Readers Reading Challenges
2017 December Monthly Challenge
Duration:
12/1/2017 - 12/31/2017

Progress: 10 out of 10

1. 'D' is for December: Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D':
Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs - ***** - 12/4/2017 - 411 Pages

2. Happy Anniversary: Read a book that was published in December of any year or read a book of an RRRC member who joined in December of any year. The list for 2016 begins at the link, go further back for other years:
Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together by Noelle Stevenson - ***** - 12/13/2017 - 112 Pages - Published December 13, 2016

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: Read a book by this month's Featured Author, Elizabeth Hoyt , or by any author with her first or last name:
Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt - **** - 12/19/2017 - 382 Pages

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2: Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000):
Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters - ***** - 12/14/2017 - 112 Pages - Has 1,866 Ratings

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name:
Fated by Benedict Jacka - ***** - 12/14/2017 - 295 Pages - Author with a B

6. National Violin Day- December 13: Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you:
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - *** - 12/8/2017 - 288 Pages - Music Industry

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21: Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)
Black Wings by Christina Henry - **** - 12/12/2017 - 295 Pages - Bright Character

8. Christmas Eve- December 24: Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter:
A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr - **** - 12/7/2017 - 285 Pages

9, New Year's Eve- December 31: Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with:
Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer - ***** - 12/5/2017 - 386 Pages

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choosing!:
While the Duke Was Sleeping by Sophie Jordan - **** - 12/7/2017 - 384 Pages

Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1) by Kathy Reichs Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0, #1) by Scott Meyer A Virgin River Christmas (Virgin River, #4) by Robyn Carr While the Duke Was Sleeping (The Rogue Files, #1) by Sophie Jordan Lumberjanes, Vol. 5 Band Together by Noelle Stevenson Lumberjanes, Vol. 6 Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) by Christina Henry Fated (Alex Verus, #1) by Benedict Jacka Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt

You can choose any number of categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

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

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

Happy Reading!!



message 48: by Susan (new)

Susan (scoutmomskf) | 1621 comments 1/10


1. 'D' is for December: - Read a book that starts 'D' or whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'..

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

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

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:
* Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance
* She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper
* Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Elizabeth's first novel, The Raven Prince, was the Winner RT Book Reviews‘ 2006 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Sensual Historical Romance
* She writes the fairy tales in her books herself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar.

So you may read any book set in Minnesota, or a historical or contemporary romance, or a book that has won an award (of any kind), or a book that is a fairy tale retelling.

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that you received from somewhere other than a major retail outlet (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target) or a book that is short (under 150 pages) or doesn't have a lot of ratings (under 4,000).
The Billionaire in Disguise - Soraya Lane (HR #4443 - Oct 2014) (used book store) - Dec 1

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- Read a book with a light source on the cover or a book with a character that is bright (smart, or 'shiny and happy', however you want to interpret 'bright') or a character who gets naked a lot (flashes their goods!)

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Read a holiday romance or a book set in winter.

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- Read a book by a new to you author, or a book you would want to curl up on a couch with.

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


1 2 3 The Billionaire in Disguise by Soraya Lane 5 6 7 8 9 1


message 49: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Dec 12, 2017 05:39PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1830 comments RRRC ~ 2017 December Monthly Challenge
6/6 -7 read



1. 'D' is for December: - Sarah A. Denzil >> Silent Child 12/2/17 3 stars

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

3. Featured Author Challenge - Elizabeth Hoyt: So you may read a historical The Spy and His Boy 12/5/17 3 stars

4. Small Business Saturday- December 2- Read a book that is short (under 150 pages) Snowflakes & Cinnamon Buns 12/2 17 3 stars (86 pgs)

5. Wear Brown Shoes Day- December 4- Read a book that has shoes on the cover or has the color brown on the cover or a book with a character in the fashion industry or a book with an author with a 'B' as the first letter of their first or last name.

6. National Violin Day- December 13- Read a book with a character in the music industry, or a book with a musical event, or a book whose title sounds beautiful or cover that looks beautiful to you.

7. National Flashlight Day- December 21- genius MC If I Must 12/11/17 3.5 stars

8. Christmas Eve- December 24- Barry the Lonely Reindeer & His Bashful Elf 12/1/17 4 stars

9, New Year's Eve- December 31- In the Woods 12/1/17 4 stars

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


message 50: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 6458 comments I'm in! =)


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