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message 1: by Amanda (last edited Dec 24, 2017 07:25PM) (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
This quarterly challenge features five themed tasks per month, totaling fifteen tasks total.

Duration: January 1 - March 31

Instructions:

There are five tasks per month.

Tasks can be completed in any order. For example, you can read a book in January that satisfies a March task. The months are only there to serve as task inspiration.

Only one book can be used per task. If a book fulfills two tasks, you'll have to choose!

Books can only be used if they were started and finished during the challenge's time frame.

Please post in this thread if you have any questions!

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 2: by HeatherMarie (last edited Feb 02, 2018 07:41AM) (new)

HeatherMarie (heathermariereads) | 66 comments SBTB Quarterly Challenge
Jan-March 2018
2 / 15
❄️🎉🥂JANUARY🥂🎉❄️
1. New Year, New You: Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions 💻
2. First Month: Delicious 🎧
3. Awards Season: Hot for Him (soap opera) 🎧
4. Australia Day: Wallaby Track ☠️🌳
5. Opposite Day: The Dancing Master(Inspie)🎧
Beginner's Guide Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes Delicious (Buchanans, #1) by Susan Mallery Hot for Him (Secret Lives of Daytime Divas, #3) by Sarah Mayberry Wallaby Track by Aaron Fletcher The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
😍💋❤️FEBRUARY❤️💋😍
1. Valentine's Day: Against the Night 🎧 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2/1
2. Short: Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances 💻
✔️3. Chinese New Year 🐶: Must Love Cowboys 💻 ⭐️⭐️ 1/29
4. F is for February: Maid for Love 💻
5. Reader's Choice: Truly 💻
Against the Night (The Raines of Wind Canyon, #5) by Kat Martin Hamilton's Battalion A Trio of Romances by Courtney Milan Must Love Cowboys (Cowboy Heaven, #2) by Cheryl Brooks Maid for Love (Gansett Island Series, #1) by Marie Force Truly (New York, #1) by Ruthie Knox
🍀🌷🌼MARCH🌼🌷🍀
1. Luck of the Irish: A Crack in Everything(Irish setting & Irish author) 💻
2. Spring Break: Just the Way You Are 💻
3. Women's History Month: Romancing the Inventor (She's French & she's an inventor) 💻
4. Third Month: The Lotus Palace ☠️🌳/🎧
5. Pi Day: If The Dress Fits (heroine accountant) 💻
A Crack in Everything (Cracks Duet, #1) by L.H. Cosway Just the Way You Are by Barbara Freethy Romancing the Inventor (Supernatural Society, #1) by Gail Carriger The Lotus Palace (The Pingkang Li Mysteries, #1) by Jeannie Lin If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman
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message 3: by Lauren (last edited Mar 21, 2018 11:30AM) (new)

Lauren loves llamas (laureninca) | 29 comments 9/15 as of 3/21

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
The Ones Who Got Away - Roni Lauren (1/1)
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
A Curious Beginning - Deanna Raybourn (1/15)
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
Musician hero - Love on the Tracks - Tamsen Parker (1/7)
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenera.

The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1) by Roni Loren A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn Love on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games #1) by Tamsen Parker

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day:
Read a book with a pink or red cover.
Blood and Sand - C.V. Wyk (1/17)
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
Worth Searching For - Wendy Qualls (2/25)
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
Want You - Stacy Finz (2/27)
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk Worth Searching For (Heart of the South, #2) by Wendy Qualls Want You (The Garner Brothers, #2) by Stacy Finz

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish:
Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
Straight Up Irish - Magan Vernon (2/17) - set in Ireland
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
Lake Silence - Anne Bishop (3/2)
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
Worth Waiting For - Wendy Qualls (2/24)
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
A Princess in Theory - Alyssa Cole (3/20)

Straight Up Irish (Murphy Brothers, #1) by Magan Vernon Lake Silence (The Others, #6) by Anne Bishop Worth Waiting For (Heart of the South, #1) by Wendy Qualls A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals, #1) by Alyssa Cole


message 4: by Lara (new)

Lara | 4 comments JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you authorl.
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!



message 5: by Becca (last edited Mar 22, 2018 06:29PM) (new)

Becca (herblackwings29) | 4 comments 15/15
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5) by Lynsay Sands An Offer She Can't Refuse by Emma Darcy Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher
JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Storm Front (Not sure this one counts since it didn't have much romance, but it is a new to me author and series.)
2. First Month: Magic Bites
3. Awards Season:A Bite to Remember
4. Australia Day:An Offer She Can't Refuse
5. Opposite Day:Milk and HoneyWhile I enjoy poetry, I very rarely read it anymore.
Ravished by Amanda Quick Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) by Patricia Briggs Dark Prince (Dark, #1) by Christine Feehan Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs
FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Ravished
2. Shortest Month: Binti
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog:Silence Fallen
4. F is for February: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
5. Reader's Choice: Hunting Ground
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Dark Desire (Dark, #2) by Christine Feehan Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Water Bound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #1) by Christine Feehan
MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Dark in Death for Roarke!
2. Spring Break: Water Bound
3. Women's History Month: Cry Wolf Ann goes through so much and still comes out as a strong woman.
4. Third Month:Burn for Me
5. Pi Day: Dark Desire Shea is trained as a surgeon


message 6: by Jujubee (last edited Feb 12, 2018 07:44PM) (new)

Jujubee (goodreadscomjujubeed) | 43 comments My current stats: COMPLETED Feb 12 ~ 15/15

JANUARY COMPLETED 02/01/28
Bond with Me (Fallen, #1) by Anne Marsh Caress of Darkness (Dark Pleasures #0.5; 1001 Dark Nights #12) by Julie Kenner Spider by Ilsa Madden-Mills Finding Eden (Eden, #2) by Kele Moon Princess by Mari Carr
1. New Year, New Author: Bond with Me (Fallen 01) Anne Marsh • Read 01/20/18 3.5*
2. First Month: Caress of Darkness (Dark Pleasures 0.5) Julie Kenner • Read 01/11/18 2*
3. Awards Season: Musician Spider Ilsa Madden-Miles • Read 01/27/18 3.5*
4. Australia Day: Princess (Foreign Affairs 01) Mari Carr • Read 02/02/18 3*
5. Opposite Day: MM Finding Eden (Eden 02) Kelli Moon • Read 01/16/18 4*

FEBRUARY COMPLETED 02/12/18
Corporate Affairs by Q. Malone Most Irresistible Guy (Most Valuable Playboy, #0.5) by Lauren Blakely The Player and the Pixie (Rugby, #2) by L.H. Cosway Find Me in Darkness (Dark Pleasures, #1) by Julie Kenner Twilight by Anya Bast
1. Valentine's Day: Corporate Affairs Nana Malone/Q. Malone • Read 01/22/18 3*
2. Shortest Month: Most Irresistible Guy Lauren Blakely • Read 01/14/18 4*
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog(s): The Player and the Pixie (Rugby 02) L.H. Cosway-Penny Reid • Read 02/12/18 4.5*
4. F is for February: Find Me in Darkness (Dark Pleasures 01) Julie Kenner • Read 01/17/18 3*
5. Reader's Choice: Twilight Anya Bast • Read 01/31/18 4*

MARCH COMPLETED 02/02/18
Stars in Their Eyes (Caught Up in Love, #4) by Lauren Blakely Warlord's Destiny by Delilah Devlin Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2) by Colleen Hoover Prince Charming by C.D. Reiss The Awakening (The Troubles, #1) by Milana Raziel
1. Luck of the Irish: Irish-American MCs set in Ireland. The Awakening (The Troubles 01) Milana Raziel • Read 02/02/18 3.5*
2. Spring Break: Venice Beach Stars in Their Eyes (Caught Up in Love 04) Lauren Blakely • Read 01/28/10 3*
3. Women's History Month: She learned to love herself and grew strong enough to let others love her back. Warlord's Destiny Delilah Devlin • Read 01/23/18 4.5*
4. Third Month: Point of Retreat (Slammed 02) Colleen Hoover • Read 01/14/18 3*
5. Pi Day: Tech Prince Charming CD Reiss • Read 01/08/18 4.5*


message 7: by Harmonyb (last edited Apr 01, 2018 09:21PM) (new)

Harmonyb | 19 comments 15/15 - Finished!

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: The Fifth Season (1/10) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. First Month: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (1/15) ⭐️⭐️
3. Awards Season: One True Pairing (1/27)⭐️⭐️⭐️
4. Australia Day: Gemina (3/31) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Opposite Day: The Night Off (f/f)(1/20)⭐️⭐️
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy, #1) by N.K. Jemisin One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts, #2) by Cathy Yardley Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman The Night Off by Meghan O'Brien
FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: The Obelisk Gate(3/1)⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. Shortest Month: Big Package(1/27)⭐️⭐️
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Rituals (3/13) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ TC and Llole
4. F is for February: Fraternize(1/24)⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Reader's Choice: The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss(2/1) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2) by N.K. Jemisin Big Package by Opal Carew Rituals (Cainsville, #5) by Kelley Armstrong Fraternize (Players Game, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss (Dahlia Moss Mysteries, #1) by Max Wirestone

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Born in Fire (3/19) 🍀🍀🍀
2. Spring Break: On Point SanDiego (3/4) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3. Women's History Month: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (3/26) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There were so many women in this book who unapologetically broke down class, race and gender barriers, mostly just because they knew they were the best person for the job. Women like Mary Jackson set out to mentor and uplift other women of colour, encouraging them to pursue STEM careers and expand their horizons beyond what society dictated to them.
4. Third Month: Neanderthal Seeks Human (3/16) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Pi Day: Illuminae (1/19) ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Katie is a computer programmer/hacker
Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts On Point (Out of Uniform #3) by Annabeth Albert Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1) by Penny Reid Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman


message 8: by Sabrina (last edited Mar 19, 2018 09:41PM) (new)

Sabrina West | 52 comments I'm so glad there's a challenge for this next quarter.
Current status: 15/15 completed - DONE 3/18

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Lies We Tell Ourselves
Finished 2/13 ***** LOVED IT
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. An Extraordinary Union
(First in the Loyal League Series) Finished 2/10 ****.5
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. Masks and Shadows
Most of the characters are singers, particularly opera singers. 3/18 ***
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. Obsidio (both authors are Australian) Finished 3/16 ***** LOVED IT
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre. Naked in Death
Romantic suspense, and I'm sorry to say it didn't work for me at all. It's mostly because I really, really, really hate police procedurals and serial killers. I knew this had that, but it's also so many peoples' favorite that I wanted to give it a try. Alas, it's not for me. Finished 2/10 **
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole Masks and Shadows (Masks and Shadows, #1) by Stephanie Burgis Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman Naked in Death (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
The Lady Hellion (Wicked Deceptions, #3) by Joanna Shupe (pinkish red cover!) Finished 1/22 **
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps (The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, #1) by Kai Ashante Wilson
Finished 2/27 **
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
Fly by Night (Fly by Night, #1) by Frances Hardinge (MC has a pet goose) Finished 3/10 ***
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh Fear the Drowning Deep
Finished 1/22 ***
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Finished 2/5 ***

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc.
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan (Irish author) Finished 1/22 ***** (loved it!)
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (A YA retelling of You've Got Mail by Jenn Bennett of the Roaring Twenties series? Sign me up!) (And it's set in a central CA beach town) Finished 3/13 ***
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
Last First Snow (Craft Sequence, #4) by Max Gladstone
Elayne Kevarian (one of two main characters) is a war hero, a bad-ass businesswoman, and master of Craft (the magic of the world). (she's somewhat neutral rather than pure good, but I still admire her as a character!) Finished 2/16 ****
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1) by Penny Reid Neanderthal Seeks Human Finished 1/25 ***1/2 stars
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1) by Marie Brennan
MC is a pioneering naturalist studying dragons in a Victorian Era type society. Finished 1/26 *****


message 9: by Sabrina (last edited Dec 26, 2017 10:06PM) (new)

Sabrina West | 52 comments I have a suggestion for an Australia book! I highly, highly recommend the Illuminae series by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff (both Aussies).

Illuminae (the first in the series) is the BEST BOOK. It is YA, but older YA (warning that the book contains lots of gore)

Here are some amazing things about Illuminae:
1. Interstellar battles
2. Wounded spaceships racing for freedom from their attackers
3. The h is a hacker with pink hair.
4. The H is a newly-minted fighter pilot, who broke up with the h right before their colony got attacked.
5. A creepy plague
6. An insane AI
7. A red cover, in case you needed something in that category rather than in the Australia one.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

It is an epistolary novel made up of chat transcripts and emails and similar, which usually annoys the crud out of me, but it's well done in this case. But don't take my word for it! Illuminae has a 4.3 average here on goodreads, with over 55,000 ratings.

P.S. The sequel, Gemina, has a gender-flipped John McClane as the h! (And a 4.5 rating with 20,000+ reviews)

(The third in the trilogy comes out mid-March, and I CANNOT WAIT).


message 10: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (alwaysreiding) | 4 comments JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 11: by Critterbee❇ (last edited Feb 15, 2018 12:10PM) (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Yay great categories! The hunt is on, well starting next year...

Update 15/15
Done!
JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders 3 Stars…
2. First Month: A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh 4 Stars…
3. Awards Season: Act Like It by Lucy Parker 4 Stars…
4. Australia Day: Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood 5 Stars…
5. Opposite Day: Military Hero with Orphans
The Bad Girl and the Baby by Nina Croft 4 Stars…
The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) by Lucy Parker Murder and Mendelssohn (Phryne Fisher, #20) by Kerry Greenwood The Bad Girl and the Baby (Cutting Loose, #3) by Nina Croft

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Slightly Married by Mary Balogh 4 Stars…
2. Shortest Month: The CEO Can Drop Dead by Moira J. Moore 4 Stars…
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Bet Me 4 Stars…
4. F is for February: For Castle and Crown by Sian Ann Bessey 4 Stars…
5. Reader's Choice: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 5 Stars…
Slightly Married (Bedwyn Saga, #1) by Mary Balogh The CEO Can Drop Dead A That's Not Romance Book by Moira J. Moore Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie For Castle and Crown by Sian Ann Bessey The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Fenians! Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley 4 Stars…
2. Spring Break: The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd 4 Stars…
3. Women's History Month: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 4 Stars… Alexandra, in the late 1800s, did what she knew to be correct in the face of her brothers' opposition, protected someone who was incorrectly targeted as a mentally ill threat from persecution and institutionalization, and faced down ridicule from society to be true to her love.
4. Third Month: The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInness 4 Stars…
5. Pi Day: Our beloved Dr Mac! Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood 5 Stars…
Death Below Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #1) by Jennifer Ashley The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd O Pioneers! (Great Plains Trilogy, #1) by Willa Cather The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood


message 12: by Darbi (last edited Mar 17, 2018 01:13PM) (new)

Darbi Bradley (darbibradley) | 1 comments So excited to start!

15/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Edge of Glory by Rachael Spangler
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did! Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourne (mystery)

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. The Dragon's Tale by Tamora Pierce, part of Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F. Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like! Sanctuary by Rebekah Weatherspoon

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. Wild Irish Girl by CB Halverson. Heroine is Irish!
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location. Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa! Book starts off in Aruba.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why! A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourne. The heroine Veronica Speedwell is a HIBC who is a butterfly scientist who does what she wants in Victorian England!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole

Done! Yay!


message 13: by Amanda (last edited Mar 21, 2018 01:48PM) (new)

Amanda (dcromancereader) | 4 comments My first time doing a SBTB reading challenge. Yay!

COMPLETED ON 3/21!

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Bad For the Boss by Talia Hibbert (3 stars)
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton (3 stars)
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa (4 stars)
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan (2.5 stars)
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre. Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon (4 stars) -- I love this author but I wouldn't normally read a BSDM romantic suspense-y book

Bad for the Boss A BWAM Office Romance (Just For Him Book 1) by Talia Hibbert Fly With Me (Wild Aces, #1) by Chanel Cleeton Acting on Impulse (Love on Cue, #1) by Mia Sosa White-Hot Holiday (Real Men, #2.5) by Coleen Kwan Haven (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (3 stars)
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao (4 stars)
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (3 stars)
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F. Like Nobody's Watching by Tara Frejas (4 stars)
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like! A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole (5 stars)

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Only A Kiss by Ines Bautista-Yao Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2) by Stephanie Perkins Like Nobody's Watching by Tara Frejas A Hope Divided (The Loyal League #2) by Alyssa Cole

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. Operation Atonement by Talia Hibbert (3.5 stars) -- Irish hero
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (2.5 stars)
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why! Tempest by Beverly Jenkins (4.5 stars) -- Regan is an incredible character! She's intelligent, caring, FUNNY, and independent. One of my favorite female protagonists in a book this year so far!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. Just One Day by Gayle Forman (5 stars)
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field! Feels Like Summer by Six de los Reyes (5 stars)

Operation Atonement A BWWM Romance by Talia Hibbert The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) by Jenny Han Tempest (Old West, #3) by Beverly Jenkins Just One Day (Just One Day, #1) by Gayle Forman Feels Like Summer by Six de los Reyes


message 14: by angela (last edited Feb 07, 2018 05:32AM) (new)

angela thorpe (multiplestories) | 4 comments I'm in
8/15

JANUARY
]1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Once Gone (Riley Paige Mystery, #1) by Blake Pierce
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. Matched (Misfit Brides, #2) by Jamie Farrell
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. Not Another New Year's (Holidays, #2) by Christie Ridgway
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. A Little Bit of Sugar by Lindsey Brookes
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. The Reluctant Marquess  by Maggi Andersen
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French Dublin detectives



2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. Forget Me Not (Forget Me Not, #1) by Willow Winters
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 15: by Koozebane (last edited Mar 12, 2018 03:40PM) (new)

Koozebane | 67 comments 15/15 completed

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: THE QUARTERBACK by Mackenzie Blair (finished 1/21) ( The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair
2. First Month: IT TAKES TWO TO TUMBLE (Seducing The Sedgwicks #1) by Cat Sebastian (finished 1/2) It Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #1) by Cat Sebastian
3. Awards Season: OFF STAGE: BEYOND THE FOOTLIGHTS by Jaime Samms (finished 1/17) Off Stage Beyond the Footlights (Off Stage, #3) by Jaime Samms
4. Australia Day: TIGERS AND DEVILS by Sean Kennedy (finished 2/4) Tigers and Devils (Tigers and Devils #1) by Sean Kennedy
5. Opposite Day: GENUINE GOLD by Ann Aptaker (f/f, finished 1/28) Genuine Gold (Cantor Gold Crime, #3) by Ann Aptaker

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: KING OF THE KITCHEN by Bru Baker (finished 1/9) King of the Kitchen by Bru Baker
2. Shortest Month: GNARLY by Mickie B. Ashling (finished 1/16) Gnarly (World of Love) by Mickie B. Ashling
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: BEAUTY LIKE THE NIGHT by Joanna Bourne (Sevie's cat Shadrack, Anna and Anson's dog Muffin, a countess's unnamed dog; finished 1/8) Beauty Like the Night (Spymasters, # 6) by Joanna Bourne
4. F is for February: FOR REAL by Alexis Hall (finished 1/4) For Real by Alexis Hall
5. Reader's Choice: HATE TO WANT YOU by Alisha Rai (finished 1/6) Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts, #1) by Alisha Rai
MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: CAM BOY by Quinn Anderson (Irish author, finished 2/10) Cam Boy (Murmur Inc. #3) by Quinn Anderson
2. Spring Break: FOOL OF MAIN BEACH by Tara Lain (finished 1/15) Fool of Main Beach (Love in Laguna, #5) by Tara Lain
3. Women's History Month: DOWN HOME COWBOY by Maisey Yates (Alison is a baker/small business owner who escaped an abusive marriage and mentors a young woman, finished 1/2) Down Home Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #8) by Maisey Yates
4. Third Month: TEA OR CONSEQUENCES by KC Burn (finished 3/12, replacing DOWN BY CONTACT) Tea or Consequences by K.C. Burn
DOWN BY CONTACT by Santino Hassell (finished 1/7) Down by Contact (The Barons, #2) by Santino Hassell

5. Pi Day: WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT by Tessa Dare (Madeline diagrams insects for prospective encyclopedia work, procures smallpox vaccine for children, and observes lobsters in hopes of charting their mating cycle; finished 2/2)

When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3) by Tessa Dare




message 16: by Ginger (last edited Mar 28, 2018 07:13PM) (new)

Ginger W | 40 comments I lurked through the last one...I'm in for the new challenge!
15/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Wrong Number, Right Guy
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. The Hookup
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. Bollywood and the Beast
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. Her Best Worst Mistake
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre. Groupie
Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1) by Elle Casey The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil, #1) by Kristen Ashley Bollywood and the Beast (Bollywood Confidential, #3) by Suleikha Snyder Her Best Worst Mistake (Elizabeth and Violet #2) by Sarah Mayberry Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful, #1) by C.M. Stunich

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. His Majesty's Dragon
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. Kiss Me, Santa
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. Breaking Emily's Rules
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F. Falling for the Highlander
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like! From Lukov with Love
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik Kiss Me, Santa by Karina Bliss Breaking Emily's Rules (Heroes of Fortune Valley #1) by Heatherly Bell Falling for the Highlander (Highlanders, #4) by Lynsay Sands From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero/set in Ireland. Wild Irish
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location. Saving Sarah
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why! Because it's Eve Dallas! Dark in Death
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. Marriage of Inconvenience
5. Pi Day: Hello Stranger
Wild Irish (Wild Irish, #1) by C.M. Seabrook Saving Sarah (The Women of Willow Bay Book 4) by Nan Reinhardt Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City, #7) by Penny Reid Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4) by Lisa Kleypas


message 17: by Nash (last edited Mar 30, 2018 01:31PM) (new)

Nash (nashmunk) | 6 comments Since I'm not going to be able to finish the last one because I left it till the last mine (like the student I am), I hope to do better this time around.

Progress: 12/15

JANUARY
She Asked for It by Willow Winters Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead Notice by K. Webster
1. New Year, New You: She Asked for It
2. First Month: Succubus Blues
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Notice

FERUARY
Shy Girls Write it Better (Some Girls Do It #1) by May Sage Billionaires & Ballerinas by Whitney G. Otherwise Alone (Evan Arden, #1) by Shay Savage For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5) by Kim Harrison The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, #2) by Kim Harrison
1. Valentine's Day: Shy Girls Write it Better
2. Shortest Month: Billionaires & Ballerinas
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Otherwise Alone
4. F is for February: For a Few Demons More
5. Reader's Choice: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

MARCH
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6) by Kim Harrison Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland
1. Luck of the Irish: Mine Till Midnight
The hero is half Irish.
2. Spring Break: Dear Aaron
3. Women's History Month: The Outlaw Demon Wails
I love how even though Rachel has made loads of mistakes and had numerous failures she still gets back up and keeps going.
4. Third Month: Sex, Not Love
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 18: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 22 comments Yay, I'm so excited for more challenges! Thanks for organizing everything, other-Amanda, the last one was lots of fun! But I have questions again:

~for Awards Season, would a street magician (realistic trickery rather than fantasy magic) count?

~for Spring Break, do the characters have to actually go to or see the beach, or can it just take place in a country/location that has a beach?

~for Shortest Month, can something not classified as a novella, but measuring 100-200p in length count? For instance, I was considering
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (168p) Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire (173p) or even The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris (272p) because my novella tbr picks are so short: Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane, #12.6) by Elizabeth Hoyt (92p) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (59p). Basically wondering if any of these would work? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And I assume articles count for the 3 Word title?

Thanks, looking forward to starting!


message 19: by Stephanie (last edited Mar 23, 2018 12:51PM) (new)

Stephanie | 12 comments Woohoo! I'm in!

Book 15/15 - Completed on 3/23

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid (3/4) 4****
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (2/14) 3.5***
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. Act Like It by Lucy Parker (1/3) 4.5****
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did! Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay (3/23) 5*****
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenera. Steampunk! Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen (3/8) 3.5***

Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1) by Penny Reid The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) by Tessa Dare Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) by Lucy Parker v Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay Beauty and the Clockwork Beast (Steampunk Proper Romance #1) by Nancy Campbell Allen

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. Something More Than This by Barbie Bohrman (3/11) 2.5**
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. The Portrait by Antoine Laurain (1/16) 4****
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (2/26) 3.5***
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F. Fallen by Karin Slaughter (2/2) 5*****
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like! Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai (1/15) 4.5****

Something More Than This by Barbie Bohrman The Portrait by Antoine Laurain Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie Fallen (Will Trent, #5) by Karin Slaughter Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts, #2) by Alisha Rai

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. Hot Property by Susanne O'Leary (3/8) Irish author, setting and characters 2**
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location. Meet Me at the Beach by V.K. Sykes (2/28) 3.5***
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why! Star Witch by Helen Harper (1/7) 2.5**
I enjoyed Slouch Witch MUCH more than this one, and the plot in this book doesn't hold up - therefore less than 3 stars (and that's being generous), but Ivy Wilde is just the bomb. She's fun, she's funny, she's badass, she's lazy (her words and I love her for them!) and even though she comes across as nonchalant, she's really tenderhearted. AND she can save the world all by herself, nobody else needed.
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. Head Over Heels by Jennifer Dawson (1/30) 3***
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field! Beginner's Luck by Kate Clayborn (3/13) 4****

Hot Property (The Kerry Series, #1) by Susanne O'Leary Meet Me at the Beach (Seashell Bay, #1) by V.K. Sykes Star Witch (The Lazy Girl's Guide To Magic #2) by Helen Harper Head Over Heels (Something New, #5) by Jennifer Dawson Beginner's Luck (Chance of a Lifetime #1) by Kate Clayborn


message 20: by Laure (last edited Mar 02, 2018 10:48AM) (new)

Laure | 66 comments Yay! New challenge! Here's what I'm planning on so far after skimming the TBR pile...
15/15--completed!
JANUARY--completed
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (1/30/18)
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James (#1 in The Wildes of Linlow Castle series) (1/4/18)
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
Roomies by Christina Lauren (1/20/18)
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character.
Illuminae by Australian authors Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (1/18/18)
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.
Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha (1/17/18)

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1) by Eloisa James Roomies by Christina Lauren Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1) by Kit Rocha

FEBRUARY--completed
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
Something More Than This by Barbie Bohrman (1/3/18)
Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid (1/6/18)
(These were both on the shorter end (around 200 pgs) hence the twofer...)
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
A Soupçon of Poison by Jennifer Ashley (1/19/18)
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
Stay by Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy (H has a dog named Rufus) (1/2/18)
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
Once Upon a Rose by Laura Florand (2/4/18)
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson (1/12/18)

Something More Than This by Barbie Bohrman Kissing Tolstoy (Dear Professor, #1) by Penny Reid A Soupçon of Poison (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #0.5) by Jennifer Ashley Stay (WAGs, #2) by Sarina Bowen Once Upon a Rose by Laura Florand A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson

MARCH--completed
1. Luck of the Irish: Irish author + set in Ireland
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (3/2/18)
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen (2/2/18)
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata (2/11/18)
Figure skating heroine who just Keeps On Pushing On and doesn't take crap from anyone
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (2/5/18)
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix (1/1/18)

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #3) by Sarina Bowen From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake Intermediate Thermodynamics (Chemistry Lessons, #2) by Susannah Nix


message 21: by Amanda (last edited Apr 07, 2018 10:56AM) (new)

Amanda | 22 comments Count: 15/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You:
Read a book by a new to you author.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee 🎧 (3/5-3/13, 3***)
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 🎧 (1/1-1/8, 5*****)
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (Violinist) 🎧 (1/8-1/17, 5*****)
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character.
Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier (Australia-dwelling author) 🎧 (2/11-2/21, 5*****)
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.
Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer (Inspirational) 🎧 (3/30-4/1, 3***)

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) by Mackenzi Lee Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) by Juliet Marillier Full Steam Ahead (Full Steam Ahead, #1) by Karen Witemeyer

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day:
Read a book with a pink or red cover.
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn 🎧 (3/26-3/28, 5*****)
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Elizabeth Hoyt 🎧 (3/18, 5*****)
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (Magical frog) 🎧 (2/5-2/11, 5*****)
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine 🎧 (1/31-2/4, 4****)
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell 🎧 (1/27-1/31, 5*****)

The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons #2) by Julia Quinn Once Upon a Christmas Eve (Maiden Lane, #12.6) by Elizabeth Hoyt Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) by Juliet Marillier Fairest by Gail Carson Levine The Wizards of Once (The Wizards of Once #1) by Cressida Cowell

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish:
Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (Green cover) 🎧 (3/22-3/26, 5*****)
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (Devon, England) 🎧 (3/13-3/17, 5*****)
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu 💻 (1/18, 5*****)
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
London's Perfect Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch 🎧 (3/19-3/22, 5+******)
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Clock mechanic) 🎧 (2/22-2/26, 5*****)

The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1) by Julia Quinn Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves, #5) by P.G. Wodehouse Monstress, Vol. 1 Awakening (Monstress, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu London's Perfect Scoundrel (Lessons in Love, #2) by Suzanne Enoch Timekeeper (Timekeeper, #1) by Tara Sim

📖 📚 💿 💻 📱 🎧


message 22: by Sha (last edited Jan 14, 2018 12:40AM) (new)

Sha | 8 comments I'm in~

4/15 Complete.
Updated 14 Jan 2018


JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Lord of the White Hell, Book 1
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. Dead Until Dark
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book One
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. Homeland
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 23: by Noelia (last edited Jan 07, 2018 07:13AM) (new)

Noelia | 7 comments Let's do this!

2/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
2. First Month: A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase (01/06) 4*
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenera.

A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes, #1) by Loretta Chase

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: The Devil's Submission by Nicola Davidson (01/07) 3*
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

The Devil's Submission (Fallen, #2) by Nicola Davidson

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 24: by Allison (last edited Jan 22, 2018 01:19PM) (new)

Allison (allie1123) | 13 comments Yes!
7/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
Hate to Want You - Alisha Rai
1/10 - 3 1/2*
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen - Victoria Alexander
1/11 - 5*
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
Act Like It - Lucy Parker
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
Boomerang Bride - Fiona Lowe
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.
Kiss of Steel - Bec McMaster

Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts, #1) by Alisha Rai The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen (The Lady Travelers Society, #1) by Victoria Alexander Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) by Lucy Parker Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk, #1) by Bec McMaster

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
Her Defiant Heart - Jo Goodman
(currently reading)
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding In Seven Days or Less - Victoria Alexander
1/11 - 4*
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
First Star I See Tonight - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1/12 - 4*
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

Her Defiant Heart (The Marshall Brothers Series, Book 1) by Jo Goodman The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding In Seven Days or Less (The Lady Travelers Society, #0.5) by Victoria Alexander First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
The Heiress Effect(green cover) - Courtney Milan
1/6 - 5*
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
The Countess Conspiracy - Courtney Milan
Another scientist who is imprisoned for her work and faces life head on (at least at the end). Also, ice queen.
1/13 - 5*
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
Wait for It - Mariana Zapata (currently reading)
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan
1/5 - 3 1/2*

The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2) by Courtney Milan The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister, #3) by Courtney Milan Wait for It by Mariana Zapata A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan


message 25: by Sandy (last edited Mar 23, 2018 08:24AM) (new)

Sandy D. | 44 comments Can't wait to do this again!

15/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
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Deep Dark, by Laura Griffin (finished 1/4; 3.5 star mystery with a bit of romance, a serial killer, hackers & police in Austin, TX; part of a series that I may or may not continue to explore).

2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
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Monkeewrench, by P.J. Tracy (finished 1/17, first in mystery series that I accidentally started in the middle; serial killer, computer hackers in MN, 4 stars).

3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
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Hollywood Dirt, by Alessandra Torre (finished 1/13; Actor meets small-town Southern girl on location, 3.5 stars because it ended so abruptly).

4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
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The Horseman, by Charlotte Nash (finished 1/26; awesome setting, interesting characters, fairly hot romance, and great details about riding and training horses. The only thing I didn't like about this book was the cover - and the fact that now I want to read more by Nash, and they're not easily/inexpensively available in the US. Horse details made me give it 5 stars, but it was a solid 4.5 for me even apart from that).

5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre - I usually hate tragic literary fiction, especially the kind recommended by Oprah.
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Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward (finished 1/12; although this is exactly the kind of book I usually hate - unfortunately a frequent book club pick - I am so glad I read this. The writing is just beautiful, the setting and characters are so evocatively described. Story was tragic but not utterly depressing. 5 stars - the awards/reviews are right!).

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
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Her Hometown Girl, by Lorelie Brown (finished 1/23; f/f romance with domestic abuse, 4.5 stars).

2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
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Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances , by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole (finished 1/5; three novellas, all 4-star. Lerner's is especially interesting for its history of Judaism in New York).

3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
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Survive the Night, by Katie Ruggle (finished 2/9, romantic thriller with puppies, police dog in training - a pit bull rescue - a horse, a goat, and a grumpy cat. 3 stars, because the romance and plot didn't work for me as well as Ruggle's earlier books).

4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
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My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante (finished 2/9; historical fiction/coming of age story set in Naples, Italy in late 1950's. 3 stars for me because I really didn't like the characters or the setting, though it was well-described and well-written).

5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!
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The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily, by Laura Creedle (finished 2/10; YA romance about two neuro-diverse teenagers. 5 stars for complicated characters, smart look at ADHD and Asperger's, and realistic relationships and portrayal of high school, and classic lit references).

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
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The Cold Cold Ground, by Adrian McKinty (finished 3/10; noir mystery set in Northern Ireland (Belfast) in 1981 during the hunger strikes and horrible sectarian violence. 4 stars, mostly for sense of place - but I really didn't like the hero (anti-hero?) detective very much, nor how the story concluded).

2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
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Making Waves, by Tawna Fenske (finished 3/14; set in FL and Barbados on beaches - and on a ship in Caribbean. Romance and funny, but plot was rather unbelievable, so 4 stars. I will check out more books by Fenske, though!).

3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
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Dark in Death, by Nora Robb (finished 2/14; and Eve Dallas is such a kickass character who came from such a horrible background that I have to admire her. To the extent that I've read 46 freaking books featuring her. ;-) solid 4 stars - good mystery involving authors and their characters in this one.)

4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
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Nothing Stays Buried, by P.J. Tracy (finished 1/9; mystery in Minneapolis & MN farmland, with a serial killer and drug cartels - 4 stars).

5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
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Beginner's Luck, by Kate Clayborn (finished 1/1, wonderful characters, great story, and the science is believable. 5 stars!)


message 26: by Tuuli (new)

Tuuli | 79 comments Yes! I am determined to go through my TBR pile for entries for this, so I have a question: would y'all consider a historical with a surgeon hero or a healer (I think midwife) heroine to be suitable for the STEM field item?


message 27: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Tuuli wrote: "Yes! I am determined to go through my TBR pile for entries for this, so I have a question: would y'all consider a historical with a surgeon hero or a healer (I think midwife) heroine to be suitable..."

I think it would count, as it is the science of healing. But, I am looking at The Clockwork Dagger, which has a medician heroine. So I might not be too objective.


message 28: by Norette Ferns (last edited Mar 21, 2018 09:22AM) (new)

Norette Ferns | 24 comments 15/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren- finished 2 January - 5 stars
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. Zero Hour by Megan Erickson - finished 5 February - 4 stars
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. The Real Thing by Melissa Foster - finished 6 January - 3.5 stars
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did! Against All Odds by Jezz de Silva - finished 10 Jan - 4.5 stars
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre. The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner - finished 19 February - 2 stars This book was not for me, and Christian romance hasn't gone from my least favourite subgenre to my favourite. Saying that if you like Christian romance you might love it. It was well-written. I just didn't like the plot or characters or theme. In a way I feel bad giving it a low mark. It's like ordering a cheeseburger and then being annoyed there's cheese in it.

The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1) by Roni Loren Zero Hour (Wired & Dangerous, #1) by Megan Erickson The Real Thing (Sugar Lake, #1) by Melissa Foster Against All Odds (Outback Hearts, #1) by Jezz de Silva The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu - finished 9 February - 5 stars
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. Undone By You by Kate Meader - finished 6 March - 5 stars
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders - finished 7 January - 4.5 stars
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F. Fast Fury by Kaylea Cross - finished 22 January - 4.5 stars
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like! Man Card by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby - finished 16 January - 4.5 stars

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Undone By You (Chicago Rebels, #2.5) by Kate Meader Under Her Skin (Blank Canvas, #1) by Adriana Anders Fast Fury (DEA FAST #5) by Kaylea Cross Man Card (Man Hands, #2) by Sarina Bowen

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. Island Love: A Romantic Comedy Set on Ireland's Aran Islands by Eva Birrane - finished March 16 - 4.5 stars
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location. Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer - finished 19 February - 3 stars
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why! Beyond Addiction by Kit Rocha - finished 7 February - 4.5 stars I love the Kit Rocha heroines. They're unapologetic, badass, skilled and love and care about each other. I particularly admire Trix in Beyond Addiction because she overcame addiction. We also get more from Lex in this book and she's one of my favourite heroines ever!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory - finished 5 February - 5 stars
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field! Hold Me by Courtney Milan - March 19 - 4.5 stars
Island Love A Romantic Comedy Set on Ireland's Aran Islands by Eva Birrane Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1) by Susan M. Boyer Beyond Addiction (Beyond, #5) by Kit Rocha The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Hold Me (Cyclone, #2) by Courtney Milan

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message 29: by Amanda (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
Tuuli wrote: "Yes! I am determined to go through my TBR pile for entries for this, so I have a question: would y'all consider a historical with a surgeon hero or a healer (I think midwife) heroine to be suitable..."

I think it would count. They don't have to have a STEM agree, but I think working in a STEM field would work just fine.


message 30: by Tuuli (new)

Tuuli | 79 comments Thanks Amanda! What about - can I use the same book for an entry in both challenges (this and the title challenge) - or in order to do both challenges, I'd need to read 30 books?


message 31: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments In the 2017 Oct-Dec challenges, I used some books across the challenges, and ended up reading only 26 titles.

So, I am going to challenge myself and try not to duplicate books across challenges this time, and to use only books that I enjoyed (★★★ or higher).


message 32: by Sarena (last edited Mar 29, 2018 06:04PM) (new)

Sarena | 22 comments 11/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
Act Like It by Lucy Parker

4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenera.

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1) by Lucy Parker Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
The Hogwarts Collection by J.K. Rowling

3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. - bear shifter has a dog
Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston

4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author's first name, author's last name begins with F.
Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins

5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory The Hogwarts Collection by J.K. Rowling Hot and Badgered (The Honey Badgers, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Forbidden (Old West, #1) by Beverly Jenkins

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
Born in Fire by Nora Roberts
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
She's an awesome cop, wife, and friend who overcame her childhood trauma to be the best at her job, and she has grown so much throughout this series.
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
After the Game by Abbi Glines

5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts After the Game (The Field Party, #3) by Abbi Glines


message 33: by Ashley (last edited Mar 28, 2018 06:28AM) (new)

Ashley (simplybookdrunk) | 22 comments Yay! I so enjoyed last quarter's challenge!


15/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey (finished 1/18) ★★★★
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1) by Jill Shalvis (finished 1/6) ★★★★
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
Then There Was You by Kara Isaac (finished 3/24) ★★★★★
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character.
The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry (finished 1/14) ★★★★
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read subgenre (M/M).
The Ruin of a Rake (The Turner Series, #3) by Cat Sebastian (finished 1/21) ★★★★½

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) by Darynda Jones (finished 1/30) ★★★★½
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman (finished 1/29) ★★★★
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
The Lawrence Browne Affair (The Turner Series, #2) by Cat Sebastian (finished 1/17) ★★★★½
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
Felicity by Mary Oliver (finished 1/13) ★★★★
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!
Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen (finished 2/12) ★★★★★

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones (Green cover) (finished 3/19) ★★★★
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs, #11) by Jacqueline Winspear (finished 3/21) ★★★★★
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (Elizabeth McKenna is one of the most selfless and courageous characters I've ever encountered) (finished 3/11) ★★★★★
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (finished 2/1) ★★★★½
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
Earth Bound (Fly Me to the Moon, #3) by Emma Barry (The heroine is the Deputy Director of Computing at a NASA like agency) (finished 1/2) ★★★★★


message 34: by Amanda (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
Tuuli wrote: "Thanks Amanda! What about - can I use the same book for an entry in both challenges (this and the title challenge) - or in order to do both challenges, I'd need to read 30 books?"

Yep! You just can't repeat a book in the SAME challenge. If you can manage to only read 15 books that both challenges, I'd be very impressed. :P


message 35: by Jae (last edited Feb 15, 2018 11:42AM) (new)

Jae | 127 comments Awww yiss, bring it on.

15/15

JANUARY
1. Complete Jan 7 New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
At the Midnight Hour by Alicia Scott; romantic suspense with a Gothic bent, 3* (this also has a scientist hero if someone wants to try it for the STEM field entry, but I didn't really love it)
2. Complete Jan 1 First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
Chaos Station by Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen; m/m sci-fi/romance 3*
Book 1 of the Chaos Station series
3.Complete Jan 12 Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh; contemporary romance but with a NA vibe, rock star dude/librarian lady, meeehhhhhh 2ish *
4. Complete Feb 4 Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff who are both Australian; YA sci-fi, epistolary format, 4*
5. Complete Jan 25 Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.
Man Card by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby; contemporary romance/romantic comedy 3* my review here. Romantic comedy doesn't really work for me in print. I pushed through this because I liked the characters, but I've already DNF'd another rom-com this month.
1. At the Midnight Hour (Guiness Gang #1) by Alicia Scott 2. Chaos Station (Chaos Station, #1) by Jenn Burke 3. Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1) by Nalini Singh 4. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman 5. Man Card (Man Hands, #2) by Sarina Bowen

FEBRUARY
1. Complete Jan 14 Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh; historical romance, lots of real angsty angst but TW for some borderline non-con and sexual coercion. 4*
2. Complete Jan 5 Shortest Month: Read a novella.
His Road Home by Anna Richland; contemporary romance, POC mc's 3.5*
3. Complete Jan 4 Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy; contemporary sports romance, main dude has a dog named Rufus, 4 stars
4. Complete Jan 21 F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
Femininity by Susan Brownmiller; non-fiction, women's studies/feminism 3*, my review here
5. Complete Jan 29 Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews; urban fantasy, 3.5*

1. The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh 2. His Road Home by Anna Richland 3. Stay (WAGs, #2) by Sarina Bowen 4. Femininity by Susan Brownmiller 5. Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1) by Ilona Andrews
MARCH
1. Complete Feb 6 Luck of the Irish
Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale; pnr/historical, main dude is an Irish earl, parts of the book take place in Ireland, 4*
2. Complete Jan 10 Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
Reluctant Father! by Elizabeth Oldfield; contemporary romance, surprise baby, set in the Seychelles 3*
3. Complete Feb 14 Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire.
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden; Russian-inspired/influenced fantasy, with a super great female lead. Vasya is a young woman who bucks against a culture with pretty rigidly held ideas about what women can/should do. She won't be pressured into marriage or into being secluded in a convent, so she runs away with her wonderful kinda-magic horse. The setting is beautiful and the folklore is not so well-trodden (to me at least) even with the number of Russian folklore-based books that have been out recently. It is the second book in the series and is def best read after The Bear and the Nightingale 4* for both books
4. Complete Jan 11 Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab; YA fantasy, cool concept, 4*
5. Complete Jan 2 Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant; sci-fi, super diverse in a practical and believable way. 4* my review here
Like, 90% of the characters are scientists who go on a ocean voyage to debunk/prove the existence of mermaids. And the scientists work across a range of disciplines, from organic chemistry to marine biology.
1. Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale 2. Reluctant Father! by Elizabeth Oldfield 3. The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2) by Katherine Arden 4. This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab 5. Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1) by Mira Grant


message 36: by Tuuli (new)

Tuuli | 79 comments Amanda wrote: "Yep! You just can't repeat a book in the SAME challenge. If you can manage to only read 15 books that both challenges, I'd be very impressed. :P"

That would be an interesting extra challenge!


message 37: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Tuuli wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Yep! You just can't repeat a book in the SAME challenge. If you can manage to only read 15 books that both challenges, I'd be very impressed. :P"

That would be an interesting extra ..."


That would be challenging. Is it possible? (Brain cogs turning)


message 38: by Anne Boleyn's Ghost (last edited Mar 24, 2018 08:11AM) (new)

Anne Boleyn's Ghost | 23 comments Happy New Year, all ☺️ I suck at selecting challenge books in advance so I will likely be flying by the seat of my pants here.

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Love On My Mind by Tracey Livesay
2. First Month: It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian
3. Awards Season: Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
4. Australia Day: Against All Odds by Jezz de Silva
5. Opposite Day: A Bond of Three by K.C. Wells
Love On My Mind (Shades of Love, #1) by Tracey Livesay It Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #1) by Cat Sebastian Pretty Face (London Celebrities, #2) by Lucy Parker Against All Odds (Outback Hearts, #1) by Jezz de Silva A Bond of Three by K.C. Wells

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
2. Shortest Month: Undertow by Jordan L. Hawk
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Frederica by Georgette Heyer
4. F is for February: Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
5. Reader's Choice: Draakenwood by Jordan L. Hawk
Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1) by C.S. Pacat Undertow (Whyborne & Griffin, #8.5) by Jordan L. Hawk Frederica by Georgette Heyer Forbidden (Old West, #1) by Beverly Jenkins Draakenwood (Whyborne & Griffin, #9) by Jordan L. Hawk

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Wild Irish by C.M. Seabrook
2. Spring Break: Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews
3. Women's History Month: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
4. Third Month: Pins and Needles by A.J. Thomas
5. Pi Day: Level Up by Cathy Yardley
Wild Irish (Wild Irish, #1) by C.M. Seabrook Beyond the Sea by Keira Andrews Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Pins and Needles by A.J. Thomas Level Up (Fandom Hearts #1) by Cathy Yardley


message 39: by Cat (last edited Feb 19, 2018 12:15PM) (new)

Cat | 26 comments Woohoo, done! Nice dent in my TBR.

January
1. New-to-me author: Teri Wilson, who has a series of books based off classic movies! Loved Royally Wed despite not knowing the movie Royal Wedding
Royally Wed (The Royals Book 3) by Teri Wilson

2. First in series: Disorderly Conduct from The Academy series by Tessa Bailey. A little too New Adult for me with the conflict over commitment issues but had a good grovel scene.
Disorderly Conduct (The Academy, #1) by Tessa Bailey

3. Heroine is actress: Pretty Face by Lucy Parker. OH MY GOOD LORD this book destroyed me. It's so incredibly hilarious but also has some very powerful themes. One of the best contemporaries I've ever read.
Pretty Face (London Celebrities, #2) by Lucy Parker

4. Australia: Satisfaction by Sarah Mayberry. Set in Melbourne and written by an Australian author. The first half is like a Blaze and the second half is like a Superromance, which I like in theory but here it made me feel squicky about the sexy shenanigans in the light of day.
Satisfaction (Brothers Ink, #1) by Sarah Mayberry

5. Least favorite subgenre: Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha. I'd heard really good things about this book but the combination of so many least-favorite elements was too much for me: criminals, gangs, violence, dystopia, polyamory and menage (combinations of 2-4 people), intense kinkiness, unsanitary use of everyday objects, tattooing to mark ownership, and more erotica than romance. All these things though could mean that this is someone else's favorite thing ever, that's the beauty of it :)
Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1) by Kit Rocha

February
1. Deep pink and red cover: Lady Eleanor's Seventh Suitor by Anna Bradley. Antihero-type protagonists who never seemed to get further than lust and tolerating each other
Lady Eleanor's Seventh Suitor (The Sutherland Sisters, #1) by Anna Bradley

2. Novella: Oklahoma Christmas Blues by Maggie Shayne. Charming fairy tale of a Christmas story
Oklahoma Christmas Blues (The McIntyre Men #0.5) by Maggie Shayne

3. Pet owner: About a Dog by Jenn MacKinley. Not crazy about the pet element in this book (but in the same series I ADORE the poodle in Every Dog Has His Day - just read it too early for this challenge)
About a Dog (Bluff Point, #1) by Jenn McKinlay

4. F title or author: Forever with You by Farrah Rochon. I got competitive and did F for both first name of author and title - cute contemporary romance
Forever with You (Bayou Dreams #5) by Farrah Rochon

5. Reader's choice: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. This book made me so happy. I love the "one magical day" trope, as well as the omniscient POV that shows how other characters' lives weave into the main story
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

March
1. Ireland: Love and Shamrocks by Zara Keane. I love this series with charming romantic comedies in a small town in Ireland.
Love and Shamrocks (Ballybeg, #5) by Zara Keane

2. Beach: In Too Deep by Tracey Alvarez - A little more of a tearjerker than a beach read, but at least New Zealand qualifies as beach location!
In Too Deep (Stewart Island, #1) by Tracey Alvarez

3. Heroine I admire: Take the Lead by Alexis Daria. The heroine, a professional dancer, is so dedicated to her craft, and is optimistic yet pragmatic.
Take the Lead (Dance Off, #1) by Alexis Daria

4. 3-word title: Twice As Wicked by Elizabeth Bright. HOLY CRAP I LOVED THIS BOOK. It was atmospheric, with some dark and gothic elements, but well-balanced with a witty tone, and was a refreshingly new historical. Smoking-hot chemistry, and even brought humor into the sex scenes expertly.
Twice As Wicked (Wicked Secrets, #1) by Elizabeth Bright

5. STEM: The List by Tawna Fenske. Heroine is a soil scientist. So fun to read light-hearted, witty erotica. Can this be the new trend instead of dark or angst?
The List (The List, #1) by Tawna Fenske


message 40: by Lostshadows (last edited Mar 03, 2018 03:45PM) (new)

Lostshadows | 5 comments JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.
1 A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab 2 Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer 3 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 4)5)

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!
1)2 Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire 3)4)5 The Grand Tour or The Purloined Coronation Regalia (Cecilia and Kate, #2) by Patricia C. Wrede

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. Major character with green skin. (I figure if a green cover counts, this does too.)
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!
1 A New Dawn (Star Wars) by John Jackson Miller 2)3 Chaos Choreography (InCryptid, #5) by Seanan McGuire 4 Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb 5 Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1) by Mira Grant


message 41: by Claire (last edited Mar 29, 2018 10:15AM) (new)

Claire (cacromwell) | 24 comments I saw the bullet journal post on the SBTB instagram and think I'd like to join the challenge too!

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. The Governess Who Captured His Heart First by Sophie Barnes.
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. Wilde in Love First in the Wildes of Lindow Castle series.
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. One True Pairing, hero is an actor on a Supernatural-like TV show.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did! Physical Forces Hero is Australian.
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre. The Soldier's Scoundrel - LGBTQ is one of my least-read genres, but I've really enjoyed what I have read so far!

The Governess Who Captured His Heart (The Honorable Scoundrels, #1) by Sophie Barnes Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1) by Eloisa James One True Pairing (Fandom Hearts, #2) by Cathy Yardley Physical Forces (K-9 Rescue #6) by D.D. Ayres The Soldier's Scoundrel (The Turner Series, #1) by Cat Sebastian

FEBRUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. Red Wolf
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. The Lady in Red 115 pgs.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. The Librarian and the Spy heroine has a cat named Rasputin!
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F. What Not to Bare Megan Frampton.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like! Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai.

Red Wolf (Shifters Unbound, #10) by Jennifer Ashley The Lady in Red (Season for Scandal, #3.5) by Kelly Bowen The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann What Not to Bare by Megan Frampton Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts, #2) by Alisha Rai

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. A Dangerous Deceit Heroine's dress on the cover is green.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location. Summer Is for Lovers - set in Brighton, lots of swimming and beach action!
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why! Highland Dragon Rebel Moiread is badass, to be sure, but she's also levelheaded when needed, secure in her strength as a warrior and a woman, and isn't afraid to take on new challenges in love and life.
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. Unmasking Miss Appleby
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field! Falling from the Sky heroine is a doctor running a therapy study at a hospital.

A Dangerous Deceit (The Thief-Takers, #3) by Alissa Johnson Summer Is for Lovers (Second Sons, #2) by Jennifer McQuiston Highland Dragon Rebel (Dawn of the Highland Dragon, #2) by Isabel Cooper Unmasking Miss Appleby (Baleful Godmother, #1) by Emily Larkin Falling from the Sky (Gravity, #2) by Sarina Bowen


message 42: by Anne (last edited Mar 30, 2018 10:30AM) (new)

Anne | 22 comments 15/15
JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. Emma Mills' First and then (read 28/1-18)
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series. - Northern Exposure - (read 4/1-18)
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character. Laid Bare - main character is a musician. (read 21/2-18)
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did! A Convenient Bridegroom  by Helen Bianchin (Read 11/02-18)
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.Midsummer Delights: A Short Story Collection - short stories are the bane of my existence- just when I get into them, they end. (read 22/3-18)

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover. We Should Hang Out Sometime Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist (read 5/2-18)
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella. - Twenty-Dollar Rag by Moriah Jovan (read 11/1-18)
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet. In the Spaniard's Bed (Latin Lovers) (read 11.2-18)
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F. Jen Frederick's Jockblocked (read 5/2-18)
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like! From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata (read 19.02-18)

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book. En enda hemlighet (Only One Night #2) by Simona Ahrnstedt - green cover. (Read 7/1-18)
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location. Western Ties - there is a walk on the beach in LA. (read 5/1-18)
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why! Northern Lights- Meg Galloway, gutsy, independent and take charge. (read 18/3-18)
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title. En enda risk (read 7/1-18)
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout (read 29/1-18)


message 43: by Jessi (new)

Jessi (ssejig) | 4 comments I really enjoyed the last title and am looking forward to this one.


JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 44: by Sam (AMNReader) (last edited Mar 27, 2018 07:50AM) (new)

Sam (AMNReader) | 4 comments Challenges to fight the slump! Kind of been a lurker here, so hello (waves!)
ALL DONE!!
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message 45: by Ariadna (new)

Ariadna 0/15

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author.
2. First Month: Read a book that's the first in a series.
3. Awards Season: Read a book with an actor, actress, or musician character.
4. Australia Day: Read a book set in Australia, by an Australian author, or features an Australian character. If you need help, you can consult this Rec League we did!
5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Read a book with a character who has a pet.
4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.
5. Reader's Choice: Read whatever you like!

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!
4. Third Month: Read a book with a three word title.
5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 46: by Shannon (last edited Mar 27, 2018 08:55AM) (new)

Shannon (ohshanada) | 11 comments Progress: 7/15
Welp, I think it's just time to admit defeat and throw in the towel on this challenge! Damn you, class-required reading, getting in the way of my "fun" reading. On to the next one!

JANUARY

1. New Year, New You
The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren
[Read: January 5-8]

2. First Month
Listen to Me by Kristen Proby
First in the Fusion Series.
[Read: January 14]

3. Awards Season
Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don't #2) by Lauren Layne
The hero, Gage, is an actor and also the star of a Bachelor-like reality show.
[Read: March 2]

4. Australia Day
Playing by Her Rules (Sydney Smoke Rugby #1) by Amy Andrews
[Read: January 10-13]

5. Opposite Day: Read a book from your least read or least favorite subgenre.

FEBRUARY

1. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a pink or red cover.
2. Shortest Month: Read a novella.

3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog
Close to You by Kristen Proby
Fusion Series #2 - In the first chapter, the heroine is adopted by a cat who walks into her apartment and just never leaves. She names him Scoot and he's kind of the best.
[Read: January 15]

4. F is for February: Read a book with a title, author’s first name, author’s last name begins with an F.

5. Reader's Choice
Truth or Beard by Penny Reid


MARCH

1. Luck of the Irish: Read a book that has something do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day. Irish hero or heroine, set in Ireland, green cover, etc. Please specify the connection when listing your book.
2. Spring Break: Read a book set in a beach location.
3. Women's History Month: Read a book with a heroine you admire. Tell us why!

4. Third Month
Ready to Run (I Do, I Don't #1) by Lauren Layne
[Read: Feb 28 - March 1]

5. Pi Day: Read a book with a character who works in a STEM field!


message 47: by Amanda (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
Sam (AMNReader) wrote: "Challenges to fight the slump! Kind of been a lurker here, so hello (waves!)


JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Read a book by a new to you author. The Soldier's Scoundrel1/7/18
2. Fir..."


*Waves back* Welcome, Sam!


message 48: by Melissa (last edited Mar 28, 2018 02:45PM) (new)

Melissa (tearainread) Updated 3/28: 14/15 completed!

JANUARY
1. New Year, New You: Hamilton's Battalion A Trio of Romances by Courtney Milan - first time reading something from Rose Lerner.
2. First Month: The Lotus Palace (The Pingkang Li Mysteries, #1) by Jeannie Lin
3. Awards Season: The Jade Temptress (The Pingkang Li Mysteries, #2) by Jeannie Lin
4. Australia Day:
5. Opposite Day: The Little Book of Hygge The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking - I normally don't read self-help/pyschology

FERUARY
1. Valentine's Day: Dark Tide The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo
2. Shortest Month: A Right Honorable Gentleman by Courtney Milan
3. Chinese New Year/Year of the Dog: Full Body Burden Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen
4. F is for February: Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur
5. Reader's Choice: Beyond Belief My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill

MARCH
1. Luck of the Irish: Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Roarke!
2. Spring Break: Deadly in High Heels (High Heels, #9) by Gemma Halliday
3. Women's History Month: The Good Girls Revolt How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace by Lynn Povich - The author was one of the women and stayed at Newsweek to ensure changes were made and management kept its promises.
4. Third Month: Love Is Love A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting by Marc Andreyko
5. Pi Day: A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle


Anne Boleyn's Ghost | 23 comments Does "ménage" count as a subgenre? Asking for someone (ahem, me) who has never finished one but is determined to try!


message 50: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Sound like a subgenre to me.

My least liked subgenre is:

Military Hero With Orphans Causing Forced Proximity.

I don't mind if the heroine is in the military.


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