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Series Exploration: Dixie Divas Challenge
Date: Open

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Welcome to our first series challenge, where I have chosen a series represented here in SCC and created a combination task, cover, spell out challenge. This first series challenge is based on the Dixie Divas Series by Virginia Brown. Please note: the books in this series can be used for this challenge. You can find Dixie Divas mentioned by Shirley in the Color Hunt - 2012 Reading Challenges challenge.

You are welcome to complete only one section of the challenge (task, spell or cover), or as many sections as you like. Important: At lease one of the regular sections must be completed in order for you to include the Bonus section.

Books for the challenge can be read in any order; sections do not have to be completed in order.

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TASKS:
Complete a task for each item below:

1. DIXIE DIVAS: The first book of the Dixie Divas series was published June 1, 2009. The last book of the series was published October 25, 2013.
☀Read a book published between June 1, 2009 and October 25, 2013 (inclusive), OR
☀Read a book with two title words that begin with the same letter, OR.
☀Read a book with the letter "X" found in the title.

2. VIRGINIA BROWN:
Virginia Brown has been a member of Goodreads since January 2013. She writes books in the following genres: Romance, Mystery. She has been writing since 1984, writing over 50 romance novels, many of which have been nominated for the Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice award. She is a native of Tennessee, but as a "military brat" she's lived all over the US and in Japan.
☀Read a book with the author's first and last initials found in VIRGINIABROWN, OR
☀Read a book set in Tennessee or Japan, OR
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance"

3. TITLES:
There are a total of five books in the Dixie Divas series. Each title contains the word "DIVAS". Each title begins with the letter "D". The shortest title contains 2 words, while the longest title contains 4 words.
☀Read a book with the word "Divas" found in the title, OR
☀Read a book with a title that begins with the letter "D" (disregard A, An, The), OR
☀Read a book with a two or four word title (all words count).

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
The Dixie Divas series contains combined total ratings of 3,208. Dixie Divas has the shortest page count at 266 pages, while Dixie Diva Blues and Divas And Dead Rebels both have the highest page count at 292 pages. The combined total number of reviews for all five books is approximately 288.
☀Read a book which has over 3,208 ratings, OR
☀Read a book between 266 and 292 pages (inclusive), OR
☀Read a book which has over 288 reviews here on Goodreads.

5. SETTING:
The Dixie Divas series seems to be primarily set in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
☀Read a book set in Mississippi, OR
☀Read a book set in a location starting with the letter "H" (Holly Springs), OR
☀Read a book set in a city, state or country that begins with the letter "M".

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COVER ITEMS:
Find a book with these items found on the cover. One book per item. Please post the cover.

1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover: Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Shoes, or Dress, OR
☀Read a book with a yellow cover

2. DROP DEAD DIVAS:
☀Read a book with Shoes found on the cover, OR
☀Read a book with a Blue, Red, or Orange cover.

3. DIXIE DIVA BLUES:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover:
Dog, Shoes, or Blood, OR
☀Read a book with a green cover.

4. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS:
☀Read a book with one of the following found on the cover:
Roses, Skull & Cross Bones, or Shoes, OR
☀Read a book with a blue cover.

5. DIVAS DO TELL:
☀Read a book with Popcorn or Movie Tape shown on the cover, OR
☀Read a book with a white cover.

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SPELL OUT:
Complete the spell out section of this challenge by spelling out each of the titles listed below using the following options: first letter of book title, first letter of the author's first or last name, first letter of a series title, or first letter of a main character's first or last name. For the hard letters Q, X, Y and Z, the letter need only be found in the title, author's first or last name, series title, or main character's first or last name.

1. Dixie Divas
2. Drop Dead Divas
3. Dixie Diva Blues
4. Divas and Dead Rebels
5. Divas Do Tell

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MATCHING WORDS:
Complete the matching word section by reading a book with a title that has a matching word for each of the titles below. One book per title, 5 books total.

1. Dixie Divas
2. Drop Dead Divas
3. Dixie Diva Blues
4. Divas and Dead Rebels
5. Divas Do Tell

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BONUS SECTION:
Complete the bonus section of this challenge by reading a book from this series. Please Note: You may only include this bonus section by completing at least one regular section above.


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26. SCC: Series Exploration: Dixie Divas Challenge
Date: 04/01/18 - 06/15/19
80/80 Completed

Challenge Link: SCC: Series Exploration: Dixie Divas Challenge

TASKS:
✔1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with two title words that begin with the same letter.
Beautiful Boy|David Sheff|04.04.18|★★
✔2. VIRGINIA BROWN:
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance".
Straight from the Hip|Susan Mallery|04.08.18|★★★
✔3. TITLES:
☀Read a book with a twoword title (all words count).
Ice Cold|Tess Gerritsen|04.01.18|★★★
✔4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
☀Read a book which has over 3,208 ratings.
The Snowman|Jo Nesbø|04.03.18|★★★★|77,472 Ratings
✔5. SETTING:
☀Read a book set in a city with the letter "M".
Before We Were Yours|Lisa Wingate|04.10.18|★★★★|Memphis
Beautiful Boy A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction by David Sheff Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters, #3) by Susan Mallery Ice Cold (Rizzoli & Isles, #8) by Tess Gerritsen The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

COVER ITEMS:
✔6. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with a yellow cover
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve|Gennifer Choldenko|08.04.18|★★★★
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #4) by Gennifer Choldenko
✔7. DROP DEAD DIVAS:
☀Read a book with a Blue cover.
The Matchmaker|Elin Hilderbrand|04.11.18|★★
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
✔8. DIXIE DIVA BLUES:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover: Shoes
Toe to Toe|Sammie Grace|08.05.18|★★★
Toe to Toe (Cozy Harbor Marina, #2) by Sammie Grace
✔9. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS:
☀Read a book with a blue cover.
The Wife Between Us|Greer Hendricks|05.09.18|★★★
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
✔10. DIVAS DO TELL:
☀Read a book with a white cover.
Wingshooters|Nina Revoyr|06.16.18|★★★★
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr

SPELL OUT:
Dixie Divas:
✔11. D = David Grann|Killers of the Flower Moon|05.12.18|★★★★
✔12. I = Into the Water|Paula Hawkins|04.12.18|★★★
✔13. X = BoX, C.J.|Savage Run|05.29.18|★★★
✔14. I = The Indigo Girl|Natasha Boyd|04.25.18|★★★★
✔15. E = Elizabeth Peters|The Last Camel Died at Noon|04.05.18|★★★
✔16. D = Death of a Snob|M.C. Beaton|08.11.18|★★★
✔17. I = Isaacson, Walter|Leonardo da Vinci|05.11.18|★★★★
✔18. V = Velva Jean Learns to Drive|Jennifer Niven|06.10.18|★★★
✔19. A = Alcott, Kate|The Hollywood Daughter|04.20.18|★★
✔20. S = Stacy Schiff|The Witches: Salem, 1692|04.17.18|★
Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Into the Water by Paula Hawkins Savage Run (Joe Pickett, #2) by C.J. Box The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody, #6) by Elizabeth Peters Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson Velva Jean Learns to Drive A Novel by Jennifer Niven The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott The Witches Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Drop Dead Divas:
✔21. D = Death is a Cabaret|Deborah Morgan|06.17.18|★★
✔22. R = The Ripper's Shadow|Laura Joh Rowland|04.18.18|★
✔23. O = The Orphan's Tale|Pam Jenoff|04.13.18|★★★★
✔24. P = Pillars of the Earth|Ken Follett|04.15.18|★★★★
✔25. D = David Baldacci|The Target|06.03.18|★★★
✔26. E = Elly Griffiths|The Zig Zag Girl|04.14.18|★
✔27. A = The Aftermath|Rhidian Brook|04.24.18|★
✔28. D = Dobbs, Michael|One Minute to Midnight|08.14.18|★★★★
✔29. D = Divorced, Desperate and Delicious|Christie Craig|07.19.18|★★★
✔30. I = The Identicals|Elin Hilderbrand|06.06.18|★★★
✔31. V = The Violets of March|Sarah Jio|06.13.18|★★★
✔32. A = Alexander, Sara|Under a Sardinian Sky|05.02.18|★
✔33. S = Susan Mallery|Hot on Her Heels|04.30.18|★★★
Death is a Cabaret (Antique Lover, #1) by Deborah Morgan The Ripper's Shadow (Victorian Mystery #1) by Laura Joh Rowland The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett The Target by David Baldacci The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery, #1) by Elly Griffiths The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook One Minute to Midnight Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs Divorced, Desperate and Delicious (Divorced, #1) by Christie Craig The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand The Violets of March by Sarah Jio Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander Hot on Her Heels (Lone Star Sisters, #4) by Susan Mallery

Dixie Diva Blues:
✔34. D = Downie, Ruth|Persona Non Grata|07.19.18|★★★
✔35. I = Ian Fleming|Casino Royale|07.13.18|★★★
✔36. X = Wax, Wendy|The House on Mermaid Point|07.13.18|★★
✔37. I = Ivey, Eowyn|The Snow Child|07.24.18|★★★★
✔38. E = Elly Griffiths|Smoke and Mirrors|07.03.18|★★★
✔39. D = Divided in Death|J.D. Robb|07.30.18|★★★★
✔40. I = Ian Fleming|Live and Let Die|09.05.18|★★★
✔41. V = Vince Flynn|Kill Shot|06.24.18|★★★★
✔42. A = Ariel Lawhon|The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress|05.10.18|★★★
✔43. B = Behind Her Eyes|Sarah Pinborough|04.29.18|★
✔44. L = Lisa See|The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane|05.07.18|★★★
✔45. U = Unger, Lisa|Sliver of Truth: A Novel|04.05.18|★★★
✔46. E = Evanovich, Janet|Curious Minds|07.09.18|★★★
✔47. S = Samantha Silva|Mr. Dickens and His Carol|05.01.18|★★★
Persona Non Grata (Gaius Petreius Ruso, #3) by Ruth Downie Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming The House on Mermaid Point (Ten Beach Road, #3) by Wendy Wax The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Smoke and Mirrors (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery, #2) by Elly Griffiths Divided in Death (In Death, #18) by J.D. Robb Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2) by Ian Fleming Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp, #2) by Vince Flynn The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger Curious Minds (Knight and Moon, #1) by Janet Evanovich Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Divas and Dead Rebels:
✔48. D = David Baldacci|The Guilty|08.02.18|★★★★
✔49. I = Island Beneath the Sea|Isabel Allende|09.14.18|★★★
✔50. V = Victoria Thompson|Murder on Washington Square|06.28.18|★★★
✔51. A = All-American Murder|James Patterson|05.17.18|★★★★
✔52. S = Secrets in the Stones|Tessa Harris|07.11.18|★★★
✔53. A = Alison Weir|Queens of the Conquest|06.19.18|★★★★
✔54. N = No Time to Explain|Kate Angell|08.04.18|★★★
✔55. D = Debbie Reynolds|Unsinkable|08.23.18|★★
✔56. D = Doyle, Arthur Conan|The Sign of the Four|08.25.18|★★★
✔57. E = Edna Buchanan|Miami, It's Murder|08.20.18|★★★
✔58. A = Anne George|Murder on a Bad Hair Day|06.29.18|★★★
✔59. D = Dewey|Vicki Myron|08.30.18|★★★
✔60. R = Revelation|C.J. Sansom|04.21.18|★★★★
✔61. E = Ellery Adams|A Killer Plot|08.22.18|★★★
✔62. B = Beyond What is Given|Rebecca Yarros|06.05.18|★★★
✔63. E = Ellis Peters|One Corpse Too Many|08.28.18|★★★
✔64. L = Laura Andersen|The Boleyn King|05.08.18|★★★
✔65. S = Steve Berry|The Lost Order|08.10.18|★★★★
The Guilty (Will Robie, #4) by David Baldacci Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Murder on Washington Square by Victoria Thompson All-American Murder The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row by James Patterson Secrets in the Stones by Tessa Harris Queens of the Conquest England’s Medieval Queens by Alison Weir No Time to Explain (Barefoot William Beach #6) by Kate Angell Unsinkable by Debbie Reynolds The Sign of the Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle Miami, It's Murder by Edna Buchanan Murder on a Bad Hair Day (Southern Sisters, #2) by Anne George Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Revelation (Matthew Shardlake) by C.J. Sansom A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #1) by Ellery Adams Beyond What is Given (Flight & Glory, #3) by Rebecca Yarros One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, #1) by Laura Andersen The Lost Order by Steve Berry

Divas Do Tell:
✔66. D = David Rosenfelt|First Degree|09.03.18|★★★
✔67. I = Ian Fleming|Moonraker|10.04.18|★★★
✔68. V = Velva Jean Learns to Fly|Jennifer Niven|07.12.18|★★
✔69. A = Anne George|Murder Runs in the Family|07.10.18|★★★
✔70. S = The Secrets of Wishtide|Kate Saunders|08.24.18|★★★
✔71. D = David Cowan|To Sleep with the Angels|09.30.18|★★★★
✔72. O = Odd Child Out|Gilly Macmillan|04.27.18|★★★
✔73. T = To Die but Once|Jacqueline Winspear|07.06.18|★★★★
✔74. E = Ellery Adams|A Deadly Cliché|09.10.18|★★★
✔75. L = The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy|Rachel Joyce|05.24.18|★★★
✔76. L = Lilian Jackson Braun|The Cat Who Could Read Backwards|06.25.18|★★★
First Degree (Andy Carpenter #2) by David Rosenfelt Moonraker (James Bond, #3) by Ian Fleming Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven Murder Runs in the Family (Southern Sisters Mystery, #3) by Anne George The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders To Sleep with the Angels The Story of a Fire by David Cowan Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo, #2) by Gilly Macmillan To Die But Once (Maisie Dobbs, #14) by Jacqueline Winspear A Deadly Cliché (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #2) by Ellery Adams The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Harold Fry, #2) by Rachel Joyce The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who..., #1) by Lilian Jackson Braun

MATCHING WORDS:
✔77. Drop Dead Divas:
A Drop in the Ocean|Jenni Ogden|05.31.18|★★★
✔78. Dixie Diva Blues:
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme|Krista Davis|07.16.18|★★★
✔79. Divas and Dead Rebels:
Dead Cold Brew|Cleo Coyle|09.08.18|★★★
✔80. Divas Do Tell
Don't Tell a Soul|M. William Phelps|06.15.19|★★★
A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery, #16) by Cleo Coyle Don't Tell a Soul by M. William Phelps

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Viji | 4 comments Series Exploration: Dixie Divas Challenge
Date: Open


TASKS:
Complete a task for each item below:

1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book published between June 1, 2009 and October 25, 2013 (inclusive), OR
☀Read a book with two title words that begin with the same letter, OR.
☀Read a book with the letter "X" found in the title.

2. VIRGINIA BROWN:
☀Read a book with the author's first and last initials found in VIRGINIABROWN, OR
☀Read a book set in Tennessee or Japan, OR
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance"

3. TITLES:
☀Read a book with the word "Divas" found in the title, OR
☀Read a book with a title that begins with the letter "D" (disregard A, An, The), OR
☀Read a book with a two or four word title (all words count).

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
☀Read a book which has over 3,208 ratings, OR
☀Read a book between 266 and 292 pages (inclusive), OR
☀Read a book which has over 288 reviews here on Goodreads.

5. SETTING:
☀Read a book set in Mississippi, OR
☀Read a book set in a location starting with the letter "H" (Holly Springs), OR
☀Read a book set in a city, state or country that begins with the letter "M".

COVER ITEMS:
Find a book with these items found on the cover. One book per item. Please post the cover.

1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover: Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Shoes, or Dress, OR
☀Read a book with a yellow cover

2. DROP DEAD DIVAS:
☀Read a book with Shoes found on the cover, OR
☀Read a book with a Blue, Red, or Orange cover.

3. DIXIE DIVA BLUES:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover:
Dog, Shoes, or Blood, OR
☀Read a book with a green cover.

4. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS:
☀Read a book with one of the following found on the cover:
Roses, Skull & Cross Bones, or Shoes, OR
☀Read a book with a blue cover.

5. DIVAS DO TELL:
☀Read a book with Popcorn or Movie Tape shown on the cover, OR
☀Read a book with a white cover.


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Viji | 4 comments Dixie Divas Challenge (contd..)

SPELL OUT:
Complete the spell out section of this challenge by spelling out each of the titles listed below using the following options: first letter of book title, first letter of the author's first or last name, first letter of a series title, or first letter of a main character's first or last name. For the hard letters Q, X, Y and Z, the letter need only be found in the title, author's first or last name, series title, or main character's first or last name.

1. Dixie Divas
2. Drop Dead Divas
3. Dixie Diva Blues
4. Divas and Dead Rebels
5. Divas Do Tell

MATCHING WORDS:
Complete the matching word section by reading a book with a title that has a matching word for each of the titles below. One book per title, 5 books total.

1. Dixie Divas
2. Drop Dead Divas
3. Dixie Diva Blues
4. Divas and Dead Rebels
5. Divas Do Tell


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Thanks so much for joining me, Viji!


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Nell | 93 comments Dixie Divas Challenge

TASKS:
Complete a task for each item below:

1. DIXIE DIVAS: The first book of the Dixie Divas series was published June 1, 2009. The last book of the series was published October 25, 2013.
☀Read a book with two title words that begin with the same letter.
Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown 4/21/18
Lethal in Old Lace (Consignment Shop Mystery #5) by Duffy Brown

2 .VIRGINIA BROWN:
Virginia Brown has been a member of Goodreads since January 2013. She writes books in the following genres: Romance, Mystery. She has been writing since 1984, writing over 50 romance novels, many of which have been nominated for the Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice award. She is a native of Tennessee, but as a "military brat" she's lived all over the US and in Japan.
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance"
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James 5/27/18
Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1) by Eloisa James

3. TITLES:
There are a total of five books in the Dixie Divas series. Each title contains the word "DIVAS". Each title begins with the letter "D". The shortest title contains 2 words, while the longest title contains 4 words.
☀Read a book with a title that begins with the letter "D"
Death of a Charming Man by M.C. Beaton 5/08/18
Death of a Charming Man (Hamish Macbeth, #10) by M.C. Beaton

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
The Dixie Divas series contains combined total ratings of 3,208. Dixie Divas has the shortest page count at 266 pages, while Dixie Diva Blues and Divas And Dead Rebels both have the highest page count at 292 pages. The combined total number of reviews for all five books is approximately 288.
☀Read a book which has over 288 reviews here on Goodreads.
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall 5/20/18 - 458 reviews
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken (Vish Puri, #3) by Tarquin Hall

5. SETTING:
The Dixie Divas series seems to be primarily set in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
☀Read a book set in a city, state or country that begins with the letter "M".
Send in the Clowns by Julie Mulhern 10/22/18 - Missouri
Send in the Clowns (The Country Club Murders #4) by Julie Mulhern

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COVER ITEMS:
Find a book with these items found on the cover. One book per item. Please post the cover.

1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover: Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Shoes, or Dress
Sky High by Susan O'Brien 4/27/18
Sky High (Nicki Valentine Mystery #2) by Susan O'Brien

2. DROP DEAD DIVAS:
☀Read a book with Shoes found on the cover
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 4/06/18
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

3. DIXIE DIVA BLUES:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover:
Dog, Shoes, or Blood,
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson 7/09/18
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

4. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS:
☀Read a book with one of the following found on the cover:
Roses, Skull & Cross Bones
Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson 5/05/18
Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery, #1) by Denise Swanson

5. DIVAS DO TELL:
☀Read a book with a white cover.
Color Me Murder by Krista Davis 5/13/18
Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink Mysteries #1) by Krista Davis


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Ruth (ruthie1) | 397 comments Series Exploration: Dixie Divas Challenge
Date: Open
DONE....June 11, 2019....(Except for reading Dixie Diva's And some of the matching word)...


1. DIXIE DIVAS: The first book of the Dixie Divas series was published June 1, 2009. The last book of the series was published October 25, 2013.
Read a book published between June 1, 2009 and October 25, 2013 (inclusive), OR
The Gamble by Kristen Ashley...March 30, 2018
Published April 2011
☀Read a book with two title words that begin with the same letter, OR.
☀Read a book with the letter "X" found in the title.

2. VIRGINIA BROWN:
Virginia Brown has been a member of Goodreads since January 2013. She writes books in the following genres: Romance, Mystery. She has been writing since 1984, writing over 50 romance novels, many of which have been nominated for the Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice award. She is a native of Tennessee, but as a "military brat" she's lived all over the US and in Japan.
☀Read a book with the author's first and last initials found in VIRGINIABROWN, OR
☀Read a book set in Tennessee or Japan, OR
Read a book tagged as "Romance"
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank.....April 1, 2018 Romance

3. TITLES:
There are a total of five books in the Dixie Divas series. Each title contains the word "DIVAS". Each title begins with the letter "D". The shortest title contains 2 words, while the longest title contains 4 words.
☀Read a book with the word "Divas" found in the title, OR
☀Read a book with a title that begins with the letter "D" (disregard A, An, The), OR
Read a book with a two or four word title (all words count).
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris...April 5, 2018 Two word title

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
The Dixie Divas series contains combined total ratings of 3,208. Dixie Divas has the shortest page count at 266 pages, while Dixie Diva Blues and Divas And Dead Rebels both have the highest page count at 292 pages. The combined total number of reviews for all five books is approximately 288.
☀Read a book which has over 3,208 ratings, OR
Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn...April 8, 2018
4,400 ratings
☀Read a book between 266 and 292 pages (inclusive), OR
☀Read a book which has over 288 reviews here on Goodreads.

5. SETTING:
The Dixie Divas series seems to be primarily set in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
☀Read a book set in Mississippi, OR
☀Read a book set in a location starting with the letter "H" (Holly Springs), OR
Read a book set in a city, state or country that begins with the letter "M".
The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner.....April 9, 2018 Set mostly in Mexico

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COVER ITEMS:
Find a book with these items found on the cover. One book per item. Please post the cover.

1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover: Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Shoes, or Dress, OR
Read a book with a yellow cover
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce, #9) by Alan Bradley by Alan Bradley....July 1, 2018

2. DROP DEAD DIVAS:
☀Read a book with Shoes found on the cover, OR
Read a book with a Blue, Red, or Orange cover.
False Dawn by Paul Levine by Paul Levine....March 28, 2018

3. DIXIE DIVA BLUES:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover:
Dog, Shoes, or Blood, OR
Read a book with a green cover.
Too Big to Miss (An Odelia Grey Mystery, #1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian by Sue Ann Jaffarian....May 24, 2018

4. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS:
☀Read a book with one of the following found on the cover:
Roses, Skull & Cross Bones, or Shoes, OR
☀Read a book with a blue cover.
True Believer (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #1) by Nicholas Sparks by Nicholas Sparks....April 11, 2018 Blue cover

5. DIVAS DO TELL:
☀Read a book with Popcorn or Movie Tape shown on the cover, OR
Read a book with a white cover.
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson by Margareta Magnusson....April 2, 2018


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Ruth (ruthie1) | 397 comments SPELL OUT:
Complete the spell out section of this challenge by spelling out each of the titles listed below using the following options: first letter of book title, first letter of the author's first or last name, first letter of a series title, or first letter of a main character's first or last name. For the hard letters Q, X, Y and Z, the letter need only be found in the title, author's first or last name, series title, or main character's first or last name.

1. Dixie Divas
D. Darcie Wilde.....A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde....April 3, 2018
I. Inger Wolf....Under a Black Sky...April 19, 2018
X. Xarissa, Diana.... Aunt Bessie Believes ...Nov. 14, 2018
I. Indrioason, Arnaldur....Arctic Chill...May 13, 2018
E. Elkins, Aaron....Good Blood ....April 16, 2018
D. Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden.....May 3, 2018
I. It Happened in Minnesota by Darrell Ehrlick....June 19, 2018
V. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman....July 8, 2018
A. Anya Bast.....Witch Fire....April 14, 2018
S. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult....June 26, 2018

2. Drop Dead Divas
D. Diana Wallis Taylor....Journey to the Well ....May 29, 2018
R. Robyn Carr....Temptation Ridge....June 5, 2018
O. Optical Delusions in Deadwood by Ann Charles.....May 26, 2018
P. Pope Brock....Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam...June 18, 2018
D. David Baldacci..... One Summer....June 3, 2018
E. East by Edith Pattou.....April 21, 2018
A. Annabelle Gurwitch.... You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story ....June 24, 2018
D. The Dry by Jane Harper....June 8. 2018
D. The Deep Blue Crush by Clint Hollingsworth....June 16, 2018
I. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga...July 23, 2018
V. Vachss, Andrew....Aftershock....September 30, 2018
A. Aaron Carroll.... The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully ....June 14, 2018
S. Sarah Dessen.....The Truth About Forever ....August 26, 2018

3. Dixie Diva Blues
D. Dionne, Karen....The Marsh King's Daughter ....July 5, 2018
I. Island of Bones by Gaby Triana....Sept. 2, 2018
X. The X by Lorena Bathey....Dec. 13, 2018
I. Ilona Andrews....Clean Sweep..Sept. 9, 2018
E. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.....April 22, 2018
D. The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths....July 25, 2018
I. Ilona Andrews....book:Sweep in Peace|27251242]....Sept, 30, 2018
V. Victoria Forester....The Girl Who Could Fly ....March 21, 2019
A. Aaron Elkins....Where There's a Will....August 13, 2018
B. Badlands by C.J. Box....May 5, 2018
L. Lionel Shriver....Big Brother...Sept. 26, 2018
U. An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards....Sept. 16, 2018
E. Evanovich, Janet....Finger Lickin' Fifteen ....April 25, 2018
S. Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger....Sept. 6, 2018
4. Divas and Dead Rebels
D. Dillon, Lucy....94. Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts ....August 5, 2018
I. Ivy, Alexandra....Pretend You're Safe....Dec. 1, 2018
V. Vaughn, Carrie....Kitty's Big Trouble....March 26, 2019
A. Archer, Ursula....Five....Sept. 17, 2018
S. Stuart Woods....Orchid Beach....Sept. 4, 2018
A. Allison Brook....Death Overdue ....October 5, 2018
N. Neggers, Carla...That Night on Thistle Lane... July 1, 2018
D. David Baldacci....The Winner.....Oct. 1, 2018
D. David Baldacci..... Memory Man....Oct. 4, 2018
E. Evanovich, Janet...Takedown Twenty ...May 6, 2018
A. Ann M. Martin....On Christmas Eve ....October 13, 2018
D. David Baldacci....The Last Mile...October 26, 2018
R. The Rejected Writers' Book Club by Suzanne Kelman...June 21, 2018
E. An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo....August 27, 2018
B. Beth Harbison, When in Doubt, Add Butter ...May 15, 2018
E. Ellen Byron....Body on the Bayou....Jan. 18, 2019
L. Ludwig, Benjamin....Ginny Moon...June 19, 2018
S. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts....Sept. 20, 2018

5. Divas Do Tell
D. Daley, Kathi....Halloween Hijinks.....Nov. 10, 2018
I. Ivy, Alexandra....What Are You Afraid Of? ....Dec. 7, 2018
V. Verne, Jules....Around the World in Eighty Days....June 10, 2019
A. Andrews, Donna....Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon....Nov. 2, 2018
S. Sweets & a Stabbing by Harper Lin....Sept. 29, 2018
D. A Double Life by Flynn Berry....Nov. 21, 2018
O. Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin....July 22, 2018
T. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham....Oct, 8, 2018
E. Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson....Oct. 13, 2018
L. Lovelace, Maud Hart....The Betsy Tacy Treasury....August 22, 2018
L. Linda Castillo.....A Gathering of Secrets....Sept. 24, 2018


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As done as I am getting with the matching word :)
MATCHING WORDS:
Complete the matching word section by reading a book with a title that has a matching word for each of the titles below. One book per title, 5 books total.

1. Dixie Divas
2. Drop Dead Divas....Well Read, Then Dead by Terry Farley Moran...Jan. 2, 2019 Dead
3. Dixie Diva Blues....Orchid Blues by Stuart Woods....Sept. 13, 2018 Blues
4. Divas and Dead Rebels
5. Divas Do Tell

BONUS SECTION:
Complete the bonus section of this challenge by reading a book from this series. Please Note: You may only include this bonus section by completing at least one regular section above.


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Timeframe: 4/1/18 to ?
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TASKS (5/5)

1. DIXIE DIVAS - Published between June 1, 2009 and October 25, 2013 - Pub 2/12 - Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb - 4/5/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J.D. Robb

2. VIRGINIA BROWN - Author's initials in VIRGINIABROWN - A, G - Author Anne George - Murder Runs in the Family - 4/10/18 ♥♥♥♥
Murder Runs in the Family (Southern Sisters, #3) by Anne George

3. TITLES – Two-word title - Risk It by Jennifer Chance - 4/2/18 ♥♥♥
Risk It (Rule Breakers, #4) by Jennifer Chance

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS - Has over 3,208 ratings - 7280 ratings as of 4/11/18 - The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman - 4/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

5. SETTING - Set in a city, state or country that begins with M - Milwaukee Wisconsin - The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti - 4/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
The Escape Diaries (Life and Love on the Lam, #1) by Juliet Rosetti

COVER ITEMS (5/5)

1. DIXIE DIVAS - Yellow cover - The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones - 4/29/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones

2. DROP DEAD DIVAS – Blue/Orange cover - Summer Nights by Susan Mallery - 4/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
Summer Nights (Fool's Gold, #8) by Susan Mallery

3. DIXIE DIVA BLUES - Green cover - House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal - 4/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal

4. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS - Blue cover - Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley - 4/24/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley

5. DIVAS DO TELL - White cover - Tall, Dark & Hungry by Lynsay Sands - 6/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4) by Lynsay Sands

SPELL OUT (66/66)
Dixie Divas (10/10)
D - Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay - 5/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Indiscreet by Kasey Michaels - 4/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
X - X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥
I - The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy - 5/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Nicole Edwards - Bad Reputation - 4/22/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Devil's Own by Megan Crane - 5/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Alyssa Rose Ivy - Soar - 5/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
V - Author Valerie Bowman - The Unexpected Duchess - 5/5/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Almost Forever by Kathy Clark - 4/13/18 ♥♥♥
S - The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis - 4/12/18 ♥♥♥♥

Drop Dead Divas (13/13)
D - Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb - 6/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley - 6/21/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
O - Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman - 4/20/18 ♥♥♥
P - Author Pamela Clare - Unlawful Contact - 5/11/18 ♥♥♥
D - Author Donna Alward - The Crown Prince's Bride - 6/13/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Heartache Falls - 6/12/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Jackie Ashenden - Wrong for Me - 4/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Do Over by Serena Bell - 6/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Author Donna Andrews - Cockatiels at Seven - 6/28/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - It Happened One Wedding by Julie James - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
V - Author Victoria Vane - Hell on Heels - 5/24/18 ♥♥♥
A - All Summer Long by Susan Mallery - 5/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
S – Author Sawyer Bennett - Hawke - 7/28/18 ♥♥♥

Dixie Diva Blues (14/14)
D - Author Donna Douglas - The Nightingale Sisters - 7/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Bleeds - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
X - The X Factor: A Quest for Excellence by George Plimpton - 10/24/18 ♥♥♥
I - I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver - 6/7/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Ellery Adams - Peach Pies and Alibis - 7/8/18 ♥♥♥
D - Author Diane Mott Davidson - The Last Suppers - 7/7/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by James Herriot - 6/11/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
V - Author Valerie Bowman - The Accidental Countess - 6/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Jackie Ashenden - Take Me Deeper - 5/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
B - Author Jaci Burton - Nothing Personal - 4/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Love Me Again by Jaci Burton - 5/7/18 ♥♥♥♥
U - Until Trevor by Aurora Rose Reynolds - 5/4/18 ♥♥♥
E - Enemy Lover by Pamela Kent - 7/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - 5/3/18 ♥♥♥♥

Divas and Dead Rebels (18/18)
D - Author Donna Andrews - Six Geese A-Slaying - 7/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses by Lisa Scottoline - 7/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
V - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh - 7/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse - 6/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Author Sandra Brown - Breakfast in Bed - 6/6/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Annie Rains - Forbidden Kisses - 6/15/18 ♥♥♥
N - Now and Then by Mira Lyn Kelly - 4/19/18 ♥♥♥
D - Author Laura Drewry - How Forever Feels - 8/10/18 ♥♥♥
D - Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie - 8/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin McCarthy - Love Taker - 8/30/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Jackie Ashenden - Make It Hurt - 7/12/18 ♥♥♥
D - Dream Maker by Erin McCarthy - 8/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rush by Beth Yarnall - 6/24/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Evelyn David - Zoned for Murder - 9/4/18 ♥♥♥
B - A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris - 4/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin S. Riley - Odin's Shadow - 9/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Love Struck by Laurelin McGee - 5/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
S – Author Sue Grafton - L is for Lawless - 5/23/18 ♥♥♥♥

Divas Do Tell (11/11)
D - Author Richard Doetsch - The 13th Hour - 9/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Alexandra Ivy - When Darkness Comes - 8/31/18 ♥♥♥
V - Author Vina Jackson - The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn - 8/24/18 ♥♥♥♥
A – Author A.A. Milne - The Sunny Side: Short Stories and Poems for Proper Grown-Ups - 4/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Spurred On by Sabrina York - 7/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Author Dorothy Gilman - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax - 10/23/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
O - Once Upon a Thanksgiving by Holly Jacobs - 4/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Author Terri Brisbin - Christmas in Kilts - 7/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Elin Hilderbrand - The Matchmaker - 9/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
L – Author Nina LaCour - You Know Me Well - 6/25/18 ♥♥♥
L - Author Lilian Jackson Braun - The Cat Who Saw Red - 6/18/18 ♥♥♥♥

MATCHING WORDS (5/5)

1. Dixie Divas – DIXIE - Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr - 11/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. Drop Dead Divas - DEAD - Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie - 6/10/18 ♥♥♥♥
3. Dixie Diva Blues - DIVA - The Diva Takes the Cake by Krista Davis - 7/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
4. Divas and Dead Rebels - AND - Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton - 10/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
5. Divas Do Tell – TELL - I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter - 3/7/20 ♥♥♥

Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot, #30) by Agatha Christie The Diva Takes the Cake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #2) by Krista Davis Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (Agatha Raisin, #4) by M.C. Beaton I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1) by Ally Carter

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BONUS SECTION (0/1)
Complete the bonus section of this challenge by reading a book from this series. Please Note: You may only include this bonus section by completing at least one regular section above.


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Sam | 401 comments Dixie Divas Challenge
Duration: 4/1/18- 9/3/19

SPELL OUT:
Complete the spell out section of this challenge by spelling out each of the titles listed below using the following options: first letter of book title, first letter of the author's first or last name, first letter of a series title, or first letter of a main character's first or last name. For the hard letters Q, X, Y and Z, the letter need only be found in the title, author's first or last name, series title, or main character's first or last name.

1. Dixie Divas

D: Dark Descendant- Jenna Black- 7/8/18
I: The Icebound Land- John Flanagan- 4/6/18
X: Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My!- Sara C. Roethle- 7/12/18
I: Into the Fire- Jeaniene Frost- 4/22/18
E: Erak's Ransom- John Flanagan- 5/28/18

D: Demon Driven- John Conroe- 7/21/18
I: The Iron Daughter- Julie Kagawa- 5/9/18
V: A Vision of Murder- Victoria Laurie- 12/5/18
A: Alchemy- Sheena Boekweg- 4/13/18
S: Seabiscuit: An American Legend- Laura Hillenbrand- 4/26/18

2. Drop Dead Divas

D: Duel Nature- John Conroe- 7/22/18
R: Rock Chick Revolution- Kristen Ashley- 7/12/18
O: Oracles of Delphi Keep- Victoria Laurie- 6/23/18
P: Prophecy of the Six- Sheena Boekweg- 9/11/18

D: Desperate Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 9/20/18
E: The Eloquent Parrot- Robin Knowles- 6/9/18
A: And Then There Were None- Agatha Christie- 4/19/18
D: A Dragon of a Different Color- Rachel Aaron- 10/22/18

D: Dragon's Blood- Jane Yolen- 11/1/18
I: I'll Tell You Mine- Pip Harry- 6/2/18
V: Vision Impossible- Victoria Laurie- 12/20/18
A: Attack of the Fiend- Joseph Delaney- 4/29/18
S: Succubus Blues- Richelle Mead- 5/3/18

3. Dixie Diva Blues

D: Diamond Fire- Ilona Andrews- 11/6/18
I: Iron and Magic- Ilona Andrews- 6/26/18
X: X Marks the Spot- M.J. O'Shea- 12/25/18
I: Infernal Magic- C.N. Crawford- 11/13/18
E: Enchanted, Inc.- Shanna Swendson- 6/30/18

D: Death of a Red Heroine- Qiu Xiaolong- 11/21/18
I: Invisible Elder- T.S. Paul- 11/25/18
V: The Violet Fairy Book- Andrew Lang- 2/25/19
A: Along Came a Spider- James Patterson- 5/20/18

B: The Battle for Skandia- John Flanagan- 5/23/18
L: Lie Down with Dogs- Hailey Edwards- 4/16/18
U: Unwritten & Underwater- Amanda M. Lee- 4/23/18
E: Executable- John Conroe- 7/24/18
S: The Spook's Tale: And Other Horrors- Joseph Delaney- 5/21/18

4. Divas and Dead Rebels

D: Dangerous Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 12/10/18
I: Influential Magic- Deanna Chase- 12/7/18
V: Vanishing Acts- Jodi Picoult- 8/15/19
A: Anne of Avonlea- L.M. Montgomery- 6/20/18
S: The Sorcerer of the North- John Flanagan- 6/16/18

A: The ABC Murders- Agatha Christie- 6/22/18
N: Night of the Soul Stealer- Joseph Delaney- 4/9/18
D: Death Perception- Victoria Laurie- 12/17/18

D: Doom with a View- Victoria Laurie- 12/18/18
E: Edge Of Evil- J.A. Jance- 8/12/18
A: Angels and Demons- Dan Brown- 6/29/18
D: The Dragon Conspiracy- Lisa Shearin- 12/29/18

R: Rogues- John Conroe- 7/27/18
E: Extra! Extra! Dead All About It- Amanda M. Lee- 8/28/18
B: The Body Reader- Anne Frasier- 6/17/18
E: Everlasting Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 9/21/18
L: Leverage in Death- J.D. Robb- 9/4/18
S: Sleeping Beauty- K.M. Shea- 6/18/18

5. Divas Do Tell

D: Deadly Forecast- Victoria Laurie- 1/2/19
I: Irresistible Magic- Deanna Chase- 12/8/18
V: Vendetta in Death- J.D. Robb- 9/3/19
A: All My Witches- Amanda M. Lee- 9/18/18
S: The Silver Dwarf- Victor Kloss- 7/4/18

D: Demon Divine: A novel of the Demon Accords- John Conroe- 1/7/19
O: On Deadline & Under Fire- Amanda M. Lee- 9/9/18

T: They Do It With Mirrors- Agatha Christie- 4/3/18
E: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja- John Flanagan- 11/14/18
L: Lover Avenged- J.R. Ward- 9/23/18
L: Last Dragon Standing- Rachel Aaron- 11/11/18


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Bonita Series Exploration: Dixie Divas Challenge
Date: Open

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SPELL OUT (66/66)
Complete the spell out section of this challenge by spelling out each of the titles listed below using the following options: first letter of book title, first letter of the author's first or last name, first letter of a series title, or first letter of a main character's first or last name. For the hard letters Q, X, Y and Z, the letter need only be found in the title, author's first or last name, series title, or main character's first or last name.

Dixie Divas (10/10)
D - Dan Brown - Origin 4/17/18
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Bites 4/16/18
X - Qiu Xiaolong - Red Mandarin Dress 9/24/18
I - (series - In Death) - Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb 4/29/18
E - Elizabeth Peters - The Curse of the Pharaohs 5/24/18
D - Diane Noble - Through the Fire 4/27/18
I - (series - In Death) - Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb 9/26/18
V - A Viking's Peace by Zoe York 4/23/18
A - After Hours by Cara McKenna
S - Sandstorm by James Rollins 4/3/18

Drop Dead Divas (13/13)
D - (main character - Damon Sutter) Chain Lightning by Elizabeth Lowell 5/14/18
R - Robyn Carr - Wild Man Creek 5/2/18
O - Off And Running by Philip Reed 5/9/18
P - Angel Payne - Cuffed 5/12/18
D - MC - Nancy Drew - The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene 5/26/18
E - Nicole Edwards - Travis 6/26/18
A - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 5/11/18
D - Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury 5/27/18
D - The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter 6/3/18
I - The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells 10/11/18
V - Vivian Arend - Rocky Mountain Devil 7/23/18
A - (MC - Ava) - Chasin' Eight by Lorelei James 5/16/18
S - Maggie Sefton - Yarn Over Murder 4/20/18

Dixie Diva Blues (14/14)
D - Down London Road by Samantha Young 7/12/18
I - Ian Dalton - Second Thoughts 11/20/18
X - (MC - Xhex) Lover Mine by J.R. Ward 11/3/18
I - (MC - Isaac) The Spy by Clive Cussler 12/18/18
E - Enquiry by Dick Francis 8/8/18
D - Double Time by Olivia Cunning 7/16/18
I - Series - Iron Druid Chronicles - Hammered by Kevin Hearne 12/26/18
V - Series - Virgin River - Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr 7/12/18
A - (MC - Angela) - Phantom Evil by Heather Graham 5/16/18
B - Beneath the Scars by Cherise Sinclair 5/25/18
L - Lorelei James - Cowboy Casanova 5/26/18
U - Unveiled: Tamar by Francine Rivers 5/16/18
E - Ernest Cline - Ready Player One 8/25/18
S - Christina Skye - 2000 Kisses 5/8/18

Divas and Dead Rebels (18/18)
D - (MC - Davenport) Silken Prey by John Sandford 6/21/18
I - Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything by Tim Irwin 12/30/18
V - Virtuous by M.S. Force 7/16/18
A - Agatha Christie - Poirot's Early Cases 6/14/18
S - Stephen Crane - The Red Badge of Courage 5/25/18
A - Agatha Christie - Hallowe'en Party 6/23/18
N - Nemesis by Agatha Christie 4/12/18
D - Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 7/24/18
D - (series - Dark Protectors) - Marked by Rebecca Zanetti 8/3/18
E - Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose 9/4/18
A - Lara Adrian - Midnight Awakening 6/26/18
D - (MC - Nancy Drew) - Mystery of the Tolling Bell by Carolyn Keene 8/6/18
R - Robert Harris - Pompeii 5/25/18
E - Loren D. Estleman - Angel Eyes 9/12/18
B - The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry 6/18/18
E - (MC - Eddie) - Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley 10/22/18
L - Laura Kaye - Hard as It Gets 7/19/18
S - Sommer Marsden - The Mighty Quinn 5/29/18

Divas Do Tell (11/11)
D - (MC - Nancy Drew) - The Clue in the Old Stagecoach by Carolyn Keene 9/7/18
I - Series - In Death - Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb 1/30/19
V - Vivian Arend - Rocky Mountain Devil 7/23/18
A - Agatha Christie - Ordeal by Innocence 6/7/18
S - Sue Grafton - B is for Burglar 5/30/18
D - Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey 10/4/18
O - One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly 6/30/18
T - Toni Blake - One Reckless Summer 6/19/18
E - Eula May and the Monkey Business by Amy Mull Fremgen 11/3/18
L - Lorelei James - Kissin' Tell 7/20/18
L - Lois Greiman - Unzipped 7/22/18

TASKS (5/5)

1. DIXIE DIVAS: The first book of the Dixie Divas series was published June 1, 2009. The last book of the series was published October 25, 2013.
☀Read a book with the letter "X" found in the title.

Hexed by Kevin Hearne 4/25/18

2. VIRGINIA BROWN:
Virginia Brown has been a member of Goodreads since January 2013. She writes books in the following genres: Romance, Mystery. She has been writing since 1984, writing over 50 romance novels, many of which have been nominated for the Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice award. She is a native of Tennessee, but as a "military brat" she's lived all over the US and in Japan.
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance"

Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk 4/6/18

3. TITLES:
There are a total of five books in the Dixie Divas series. Each title contains the word "DIVAS". Each title begins with the letter "D". The shortest title contains 2 words, while the longest title contains 4 words.
☀Read a book with a two or four word title (all words count).

Silent Prey by John Sandford 4/5/18

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
The Dixie Divas series contains combined total ratings of 3,208. Dixie Divas has the shortest page count at 266 pages, while Dixie Diva Blues and Divas And Dead Rebels both have the highest page count at 292 pages. The combined total number of reviews for all five books is approximately 288.
☀Read a book which has over 288 reviews here on Goodreads.

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle 4/2/18
322 reviews

5. SETTING:
The Dixie Divas series seems to be primarily set in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
☀Read a book set in a location starting with the letter "H" (Holly Springs)

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy 4/8/18 (Hastings)


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Welcome to the challenge, Bonita!


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Connie N. | 331 comments I finished Section 1:

TASKS (5/5)

1. DIXIE DIVAS - Published between June 1, 2009 and October 25, 2013 - Pub 2/12 - Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb - 4/5/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J.D. Robb

2. VIRGINIA BROWN - Author's initials in VIRGINIABROWN - A, G - Author Anne George - Murder Runs in the Family - 4/10/18 ♥♥♥♥
Murder Runs in the Family (Southern Sisters, #3) by Anne George

3. TITLES – Two-word title - Risk It by Jennifer Chance - 4/2/18 ♥♥♥
Risk It (Rule Breakers, #4) by Jennifer Chance

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS - Has over 3,208 ratings - 7280 ratings as of 4/11/18 - The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman - 4/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

5. SETTING - Set in a city, state or country that begins with M - Milwaukee Wisconsin - The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti - 4/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
The Escape Diaries (Life and Love on the Lam, #1) by Juliet Rosetti


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jingles | 2526 comments Mod
Great challenge work, Connie!!


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Connie N. | 331 comments Thanks. I always try to get the scavenger tasks out of the way first so I can spend more time on the spell-out section.


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That's a very good approach. I should start doing that.


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Got the first section completed! Here is my update:


✔1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with two title words that begin with the same letter.
Beautiful Boy|David Sheff|04.04.18|★★

✔2. VIRGINIA BROWN:
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance".
Straight from the Hip|Susan Mallery|04.08.18|★★★

✔3. TITLES:
☀Read a book with a twoword title (all words count).
Ice Cold|Tess Gerritsen|04.01.18|★★★

✔4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
☀Read a book which has over 3,208 ratings.
The Snowman|Jo Nesbø|04.03.18|★★★★|77,472 Ratings

✔5. SETTING:
☀Read a book set in a city with the letter "M".
Before We Were Yours|Lisa Wingate|04.10.18|★★★★|Memphis
Beautiful Boy A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction by David Sheff Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters, #3) by Susan Mallery Ice Cold (Rizzoli & Isles, #8) by Tess Gerritsen The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate


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Connie N. | 331 comments The cover item section is done!

COVER ITEMS (5/5)

1. DIXIE DIVAS - Yellow cover - The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones - 4/29/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones

2. DROP DEAD DIVAS – Blue/Orange cover - Summer Nights by Susan Mallery - 4/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
Summer Nights (Fool's Gold, #8) by Susan Mallery

3. DIXIE DIVA BLUES - Green cover - House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal - 4/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
House of Mirrors by Yvonne Whittal

4. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS - Blue cover - Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley - 4/24/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley

5. DIVAS DO TELL - White cover - Tall, Dark & Hungry by Lynsay Sands - 6/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4) by Lynsay Sands


message 26: by jingles (last edited Aug 04, 2018 02:56PM) (new)

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Way to go, Connie!

I love those old Harlequin books. And they come in very handy in a pinch when you need an older book. I'm discovering some difficult letters too. Betty Neels is a great go-to author for "N" letters.


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I finished the cover items!


COVER ITEMS:
Find a book with these items found on the cover. One book per item. Please post the cover.

✔6. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with a yellow cover
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve|Gennifer Choldenko|08.04.18|★★★★
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #4) by Gennifer Choldenko

✔7. DROP DEAD DIVAS:
☀Read a book with a Blue cover.
The Matchmaker|Elin Hilderbrand|04.11.18|★★
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

✔8. DIXIE DIVA BLUES:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover: Shoes
Toe to Toe|Sammie Grace|08.05.18|★★★
Toe to Toe (Cozy Harbor Marina, #2) by Sammie Grace

✔9. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS:
☀Read a book with a blue cover.
The Wife Between Us|Greer Hendricks|05.09.18|★★★
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

✔10. DIVAS DO TELL:
☀Read a book with a white cover.
Wingshooters|Nina Revoyr|06.16.18|★★★★
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr


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Bonita Yay, jingles!


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jingles | 2526 comments Mod
Thanks, Bonita!


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Ruth (ruthie1) | 397 comments Woo Hoo, jingles!


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Thanks, Ruth!


message 32: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 331 comments Great job, Jingles!

I agree about the Harlequins. It's been fun to go back to those--I used to read them all the time. I even had a subscription to Zebra books and got several of them delivered to me each month. Or maybe it was Silhouette. Either way, I'd go through tons of them then bring them to the second-hand book store and replenish my supply. We don't seem to have any of those bookstores around here anymore. :(


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Thanks, Connie!

Those bookstores are all gone in my area too. In fact, the very last one we had nearby closed just at the end of last year I think it was.


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Connie N. | 331 comments The spell-out portion is done!

SPELL OUT (66/66)
Dixie Divas (10/10)
D - Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay - 5/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Indiscreet by Kasey Michaels - 4/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
X - X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥
I - The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy - 5/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Nicole Edwards - Bad Reputation - 4/22/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Devil's Own by Megan Crane - 5/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Alyssa Rose Ivy - Soar - 5/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
V - Author Valerie Bowman - The Unexpected Duchess - 5/5/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Almost Forever by Kathy Clark - 4/13/18 ♥♥♥
S - The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis - 4/12/18 ♥♥♥♥

Drop Dead Divas (13/13)
D - Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb - 6/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley - 6/21/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
O - Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman - 4/20/18 ♥♥♥
P - Author Pamela Clare - Unlawful Contact - 5/11/18 ♥♥♥
D - Author Donna Alward - The Crown Prince's Bride - 6/13/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Heartache Falls - 6/12/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Jackie Ashenden - Wrong for Me - 4/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Do Over by Serena Bell - 6/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Author Donna Andrews - Cockatiels at Seven - 6/28/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - It Happened One Wedding by Julie James - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
V - Author Victoria Vane - Hell on Heels - 5/24/18 ♥♥♥
A - All Summer Long by Susan Mallery - 5/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
S – Author Sawyer Bennett - Hawke - 7/28/18 ♥♥♥

Dixie Diva Blues (14/14)
D - Author Donna Douglas - The Nightingale Sisters - 7/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Bleeds - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
X - The X Factor: A Quest for Excellence by George Plimpton - 10/24/18 ♥♥♥
I - I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver - 6/7/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Ellery Adams - Peach Pies and Alibis - 7/8/18 ♥♥♥
D - Author Diane Mott Davidson - The Last Suppers - 7/7/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by James Herriot - 6/11/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
V - Author Valerie Bowman - The Accidental Countess - 6/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Jackie Ashenden - Take Me Deeper - 5/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
B - Author Jaci Burton - Nothing Personal - 4/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Love Me Again by Jaci Burton - 5/7/18 ♥♥♥♥
U - Until Trevor by Aurora Rose Reynolds - 5/4/18 ♥♥♥
E - Enemy Lover by Pamela Kent - 7/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - 5/3/18 ♥♥♥♥

Divas and Dead Rebels (18/18)
D - Author Donna Andrews - Six Geese A-Slaying - 7/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses by Lisa Scottoline - 7/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
V - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh - 7/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse - 6/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Author Sandra Brown - Breakfast in Bed - 6/6/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Annie Rains - Forbidden Kisses - 6/15/18 ♥♥♥
N - Now and Then by Mira Lyn Kelly - 4/19/18 ♥♥♥
D - Author Laura Drewry - How Forever Feels - 8/10/18 ♥♥♥
D - Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie - 8/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin McCarthy - Love Taker - 8/30/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Jackie Ashenden - Make It Hurt - 7/12/18 ♥♥♥
D - Dream Maker by Erin McCarthy - 8/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rush by Beth Yarnall - 6/24/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Evelyn David - Zoned for Murder - 9/4/18 ♥♥♥
B - A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris - 4/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin S. Riley - Odin's Shadow - 9/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Love Struck by Laurelin McGee - 5/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
S – Author Sue Grafton - L is for Lawless - 5/23/18 ♥♥♥♥

Divas Do Tell (11/11)
D - Author Richard Doetsch - The 13th Hour - 9/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Alexandra Ivy - When Darkness Comes - 8/31/18 ♥♥♥
V - Author Vina Jackson - The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn - 8/24/18 ♥♥♥♥
A – Author A.A. Milne - The Sunny Side: Short Stories and Poems for Proper Grown-Ups - 4/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Spurred On by Sabrina York - 7/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Author Dorothy Gilman - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax - 10/23/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
O - Once Upon a Thanksgiving by Holly Jacobs - 4/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Author Terri Brisbin - Christmas in Kilts - 7/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Elin Hilderbrand - The Matchmaker - 9/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
L – Author Nina LaCour - You Know Me Well - 6/25/18 ♥♥♥
L - Author Lilian Jackson Braun - The Cat Who Saw Red - 6/18/18 ♥♥♥♥


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Well done, Connie!

I think I need one or two books to complete this challenge, but I seem to be having a hard time getting to those last couple of books.


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Connie N. | 331 comments I'm still working on the match-the-word section, but I'm getting there...slowly.


message 38: by Nell (last edited Nov 29, 2018 12:25AM) (new)

Nell | 93 comments Completed this challenge at the end of October.
Dixie Divas Challenge - DONE

TASKS:
Complete a task for each item below:

1. DIXIE DIVAS: The first book of the Dixie Divas series was published June 1, 2009. The last book of the series was published October 25, 2013.
☀Read a book with two title words that begin with the same letter.
Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown 4/21/18
Lethal in Old Lace (Consignment Shop Mystery #5) by Duffy Brown

2 .VIRGINIA BROWN:
Virginia Brown has been a member of Goodreads since January 2013. She writes books in the following genres: Romance, Mystery. She has been writing since 1984, writing over 50 romance novels, many of which have been nominated for the Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice award. She is a native of Tennessee, but as a "military brat" she's lived all over the US and in Japan.
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance"
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James 5/27/18
Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1) by Eloisa James

3. TITLES:
There are a total of five books in the Dixie Divas series. Each title contains the word "DIVAS". Each title begins with the letter "D". The shortest title contains 2 words, while the longest title contains 4 words.
☀Read a book with a title that begins with the letter "D"
Death of a Charming Man by M.C. Beaton 5/08/18
Death of a Charming Man (Hamish Macbeth, #10) by M.C. Beaton

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
The Dixie Divas series contains combined total ratings of 3,208. Dixie Divas has the shortest page count at 266 pages, while Dixie Diva Blues and Divas And Dead Rebels both have the highest page count at 292 pages. The combined total number of reviews for all five books is approximately 288.
☀Read a book which has over 288 reviews here on Goodreads.
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall 5/20/18 - 458 reviews
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken (Vish Puri, #3) by Tarquin Hall

5. SETTING:
The Dixie Divas series seems to be primarily set in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
☀Read a book set in a city, state or country that begins with the letter "M".
Send in the Clowns by Julie Mulhern 10/22/18 - Missouri
Send in the Clowns (The Country Club Murders #4) by Julie Mulhern

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COVER ITEMS:
Find a book with these items found on the cover. One book per item. Please post the cover.

1. DIXIE DIVAS:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover: Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Shoes, or Dress
Sky High by Susan O'Brien 4/27/18
Sky High (Nicki Valentine Mystery #2) by Susan O'Brien

2. DROP DEAD DIVAS:
☀Read a book with Shoes found on the cover
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 4/06/18
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

3. DIXIE DIVA BLUES:
☀Read a book with one of the following items found on the cover:
Dog, Shoes, or Blood,
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson 7/09/18
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

4. DIVAS AND DEAD REBELS:
☀Read a book with one of the following found on the cover:
Roses, Skull & Cross Bones
Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson 5/05/18
Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery, #1) by Denise Swanson

5. DIVAS DO TELL:
☀Read a book with a white cover.
Color Me Murder by Krista Davis 5/13/18
Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink Mysteries #1) by Krista Davis


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jingles | 2526 comments Mod
Well done, Nell!


message 40: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 331 comments Way to go, Nell!


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jingles | 2526 comments Mod
A small update! I finally finished the spell out section.


SPELL OUT:
Complete the spell out section of this challenge by spelling out each of the titles listed below.
Dixie Divas:
✔11. D = David Grann|Killers of the Flower Moon|05.12.18|★★★★
✔12. I = Into the Water|Paula Hawkins|04.12.18|★★★
✔13. X = BoX, C.J.|Savage Run|05.29.18|★★★
✔14. I = The Indigo Girl|Natasha Boyd|04.25.18|★★★★
✔15. E = Elizabeth Peters|The Last Camel Died at Noon|04.05.18|★★★
✔16. D = Death of a Snob|M.C. Beaton|08.11.18|★★★
✔17. I = Isaacson, Walter|Leonardo da Vinci|05.11.18|★★★★
✔18. V = Velva Jean Learns to Drive|Jennifer Niven|06.10.18|★★★
✔19. A = Alcott, Kate|The Hollywood Daughter|04.20.18|★★
✔20. S = Stacy Schiff|The Witches: Salem, 1692|04.17.18|★
Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Into the Water by Paula Hawkins Savage Run (Joe Pickett, #2) by C.J. Box The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody, #6) by Elizabeth Peters Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson Velva Jean Learns to Drive A Novel by Jennifer Niven The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott The Witches Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Drop Dead Divas:
✔21. D = Death is a Cabaret|Deborah Morgan|06.17.18|★★
✔22. R = The Ripper's Shadow|Laura Joh Rowland|04.18.18|★
✔23. O = The Orphan's Tale|Pam Jenoff|04.13.18|★★★★
✔24. P = Pillars of the Earth|Ken Follett|04.15.18|★★★★
✔25. D = David Baldacci|The Target|06.03.18|★★★
✔26. E = Elly Griffiths|The Zig Zag Girl|04.14.18|★
✔27. A = The Aftermath|Rhidian Brook|04.24.18|★
✔28. D = Dobbs, Michael|One Minute to Midnight|08.14.18|★★★★
✔29. D = Divorced, Desperate and Delicious|Christie Craig|07.19.18|★★★
✔30. I = The Identicals|Elin Hilderbrand|06.06.18|★★★
✔31. V = The Violets of March|Sarah Jio|06.13.18|★★★
✔32. A = Alexander, Sara|Under a Sardinian Sky|05.02.18|★
✔33. S = Susan Mallery|Hot on Her Heels|04.30.18|★★★
Death is a Cabaret (Antique Lover, #1) by Deborah Morgan The Ripper's Shadow (Victorian Mystery #1) by Laura Joh Rowland The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett The Target by David Baldacci The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery, #1) by Elly Griffiths The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook One Minute to Midnight Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs Divorced, Desperate and Delicious (Divorced, #1) by Christie Craig The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand The Violets of March by Sarah Jio Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander Hot on Her Heels (Lone Star Sisters, #4) by Susan Mallery

Dixie Diva Blues:
✔34. D = Downie, Ruth|Persona Non Grata|07.19.18|★★★
✔35. I = Ian Fleming|Casino Royale|07.13.18|★★★
✔36. X = Wax, Wendy|The House on Mermaid Point|07.13.18|★★
✔37. I = Ivey, Eowyn|The Snow Child|07.24.18|★★★★
✔38. E = Elly Griffiths|Smoke and Mirrors|07.03.18|★★★
✔39. D = Divided in Death|J.D. Robb|07.30.18|★★★★
✔40. I = Ian Fleming|Live and Let Die|09.05.18|★★★
✔41. V = Vince Flynn|Kill Shot|06.24.18|★★★★
✔42. A = Ariel Lawhon|The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress|05.10.18|★★★
✔43. B = Behind Her Eyes|Sarah Pinborough|04.29.18|★
✔44. L = Lisa See|The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane|05.07.18|★★★
✔45. U = Unger, Lisa|Sliver of Truth: A Novel|04.05.18|★★★
✔46. E = Evanovich, Janet|Curious Minds|07.09.18|★★★
✔47. S = Samantha Silva|Mr. Dickens and His Carol|05.01.18|★★★
Persona Non Grata (Gaius Petreius Ruso, #3) by Ruth Downie Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming The House on Mermaid Point (Ten Beach Road, #3) by Wendy Wax The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Smoke and Mirrors (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery, #2) by Elly Griffiths Divided in Death (In Death, #18) by J.D. Robb Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2) by Ian Fleming Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp, #2) by Vince Flynn The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger Curious Minds (Knight and Moon, #1) by Janet Evanovich Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Divas and Dead Rebels:
✔48. D = David Baldacci|The Guilty|08.02.18|★★★★
✔49. I = Island Beneath the Sea|Isabel Allende|09.14.18|★★★
✔50. V = Victoria Thompson|Murder on Washington Square|06.28.18|★★★
✔51. A = All-American Murder|James Patterson|05.17.18|★★★★
✔52. S = Secrets in the Stones|Tessa Harris|07.11.18|★★★
✔53. A = Alison Weir|Queens of the Conquest|06.19.18|★★★★
✔54. N = No Time to Explain|Kate Angell|08.04.18|★★★
✔55. D = Debbie Reynolds|Unsinkable|08.23.18|★★
✔56. D = Doyle, Arthur Conan|The Sign of the Four|08.25.18|★★★
✔57. E = Edna Buchanan|Miami, It's Murder|08.20.18|★★★
✔58. A = Anne George|Murder on a Bad Hair Day|06.29.18|★★★
✔59. D = Dewey|Vicki Myron|08.30.18|★★★
✔60. R = Revelation|C.J. Sansom|04.21.18|★★★★
✔61. E = Ellery Adams|A Killer Plot|08.22.18|★★★
✔62. B = Beyond What is Given|Rebecca Yarros|06.05.18|★★★
✔63. E = Ellis Peters|One Corpse Too Many|08.28.18|★★★
✔64. L = Laura Andersen|The Boleyn King|05.08.18|★★★
✔65. S = Steve Berry|The Lost Order|08.10.18|★★★★
The Guilty (Will Robie, #4) by David Baldacci Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Murder on Washington Square by Victoria Thompson All-American Murder The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row by James Patterson Secrets in the Stones by Tessa Harris Queens of the Conquest England’s Medieval Queens by Alison Weir No Time to Explain (Barefoot William Beach #6) by Kate Angell Unsinkable by Debbie Reynolds The Sign of the Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle Miami, It's Murder by Edna Buchanan Murder on a Bad Hair Day (Southern Sisters, #2) by Anne George Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Revelation (Matthew Shardlake) by C.J. Sansom A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #1) by Ellery Adams Beyond What is Given (Flight & Glory, #3) by Rebecca Yarros One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, #1) by Laura Andersen The Lost Order A Novel by Steve Berry

Divas Do Tell:
✔66. D = David Rosenfelt|First Degree|09.03.18|★★★
✔67. I = Ian Fleming|Moonraker|10.04.18|★★★
✔68. V = Velva Jean Learns to Fly|Jennifer Niven|07.12.18|★★
✔69. A = Anne George|Murder Runs in the Family|07.10.18|★★★
✔70. S = The Secrets of Wishtide|Kate Saunders|08.24.18|★★★
✔71. D = David Cowan|To Sleep with the Angels|09.30.18|★★★★
✔72. O = Odd Child Out|Gilly Macmillan|04.27.18|★★★
✔73. T = To Die but Once|Jacqueline Winspear|07.06.18|★★★★
✔74. E = Ellery Adams|A Deadly Cliché|09.10.18|★★★
✔75. L = The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy|Rachel Joyce|05.24.18|★★★
✔76. L = Lilian Jackson Braun|The Cat Who Could Read Backwards|06.25.18|★★★
First Degree (Andy Carpenter #2) by David Rosenfelt Moonraker (James Bond, #3) by Ian Fleming Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven Murder Runs in the Family (Southern Sisters Mystery, #3) by Anne George The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders To Sleep with the Angels The Story of a Fire by David Cowan Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo, #2) by Gilly Macmillan To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14) by Jacqueline Winspear A Deadly Cliché (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #2) by Ellery Adams The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy A Novel (Harold Fry, #2) by Rachel Joyce The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who..., #1) by Lilian Jackson Braun


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Series Exploration: Dixie Divas Challenge
Date: Open

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SPELL OUT (66/66)
Complete the spell out section of this challenge by spelling out each of the titles listed below using the following options: first letter of book title, first letter of the author's first or last name, first letter of a series title, or first letter of a main character's first or last name. For the hard letters Q, X, Y and Z, the letter need only be found in the title, author's first or last name, series title, or main character's first or last name.

Dixie Divas (10/10)
D - Dan Brown - Origin 4/17/18
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Bites 4/16/18
X - Qiu Xiaolong - Red Mandarin Dress 9/24/18
I - (series - In Death) - Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb 4/29/18
E - Elizabeth Peters - The Curse of the Pharaohs 5/24/18
D - Diane Noble - Through the Fire 4/27/18
I - (series - In Death) - Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb 9/26/18
V - A Viking's Peace by Zoe York 4/23/18
A - After Hours by Cara McKenna
S - Sandstorm by James Rollins 4/3/18

Drop Dead Divas (13/13)
D - (main character - Damon Sutter) Chain Lightning by Elizabeth Lowell 5/14/18
R - Robyn Carr - Wild Man Creek 5/2/18
O - Off And Running by Philip Reed 5/9/18
P - Angel Payne - Cuffed 5/12/18
D - MC - Nancy Drew - The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene 5/26/18
E - Nicole Edwards - Travis 6/26/18
A - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 5/11/18
D - Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury 5/27/18
D - The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter 6/3/18
I - The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells 10/11/18
V - Vivian Arend - Rocky Mountain Devil 7/23/18
A - (MC - Ava) - Chasin' Eight by Lorelei James 5/16/18
S - Maggie Sefton - Yarn Over Murder 4/20/18

Dixie Diva Blues (14/14)
D - Down London Road by Samantha Young 7/12/18
I - Ian Dalton - Second Thoughts 11/20/18
X - (MC - Xhex) Lover Mine by J.R. Ward 11/3/18
I - (MC - Isaac) The Spy by Clive Cussler 12/18/18
E - Enquiry by Dick Francis 8/8/18
D - Double Time by Olivia Cunning 7/16/18
I - Series - Iron Druid Chronicles - Hammered by Kevin Hearne 12/26/18
V - Series - Virgin River - Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr 7/12/18
A - (MC - Angela) - Phantom Evil by Heather Graham 5/16/18
B - Beneath the Scars by Cherise Sinclair 5/25/18
L - Lorelei James - Cowboy Casanova 5/26/18
U - Unveiled: Tamar by Francine Rivers 5/16/18
E - Ernest Cline - Ready Player One 8/25/18
S - Christina Skye - 2000 Kisses 5/8/18

Divas and Dead Rebels (18/18)
D - (MC - Davenport) Silken Prey by John Sandford 6/21/18
I - Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything by Tim Irwin 12/30/18
V - Virtuous by M.S. Force 7/16/18
A - Agatha Christie - Poirot's Early Cases 6/14/18
S - Stephen Crane - The Red Badge of Courage 5/25/18
A - Agatha Christie - Hallowe'en Party 6/23/18
N - Nemesis by Agatha Christie 4/12/18
D - Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 7/24/18
D - (series - Dark Protectors) - Marked by Rebecca Zanetti 8/3/18
E - Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose 9/4/18
A - Lara Adrian - Midnight Awakening 6/26/18
D - (MC - Nancy Drew) - Mystery of the Tolling Bell by Carolyn Keene 8/6/18
R - Robert Harris - Pompeii 5/25/18
E - Loren D. Estleman - Angel Eyes 9/12/18
B - The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry 6/18/18
E - (MC - Eddie) - Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley 10/22/18
L - Laura Kaye - Hard as It Gets 7/19/18
S - Sommer Marsden - The Mighty Quinn 5/29/18

Divas Do Tell (11/11)
D - (MC - Nancy Drew) - The Clue in the Old Stagecoach by Carolyn Keene 9/7/18
I - Series - In Death - Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb 1/30/19
V - Vivian Arend - Rocky Mountain Devil 7/23/18
A - Agatha Christie - Ordeal by Innocence 6/7/18
S - Sue Grafton - B is for Burglar 5/30/18
D - Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey 10/4/18
O - One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly 6/30/18
T - Toni Blake - One Reckless Summer 6/19/18
E - Eula May and the Monkey Business by Amy Mull Fremgen 11/3/18
L - Lorelei James - Kissin' Tell 7/20/18
L - Lois Greiman - Unzipped 7/22/18

TASKS (5/5)

1. DIXIE DIVAS: The first book of the Dixie Divas series was published June 1, 2009. The last book of the series was published October 25, 2013.
☀Read a book with the letter "X" found in the title.

Hexed by Kevin Hearne 4/25/18

2. VIRGINIA BROWN:
Virginia Brown has been a member of Goodreads since January 2013. She writes books in the following genres: Romance, Mystery. She has been writing since 1984, writing over 50 romance novels, many of which have been nominated for the Romantic Times' Reviewer's Choice award. She is a native of Tennessee, but as a "military brat" she's lived all over the US and in Japan.
☀Read a book tagged as "Romance"

Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk 4/6/18

3. TITLES:
There are a total of five books in the Dixie Divas series. Each title contains the word "DIVAS". Each title begins with the letter "D". The shortest title contains 2 words, while the longest title contains 4 words.
☀Read a book with a two or four word title (all words count).

Silent Prey by John Sandford 4/5/18

4. RATINGS, PAGES & REVIEWS:
The Dixie Divas series contains combined total ratings of 3,208. Dixie Divas has the shortest page count at 266 pages, while Dixie Diva Blues and Divas And Dead Rebels both have the highest page count at 292 pages. The combined total number of reviews for all five books is approximately 288.
☀Read a book which has over 288 reviews here on Goodreads.

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle 4/2/18
322 reviews

5. SETTING:
The Dixie Divas series seems to be primarily set in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
☀Read a book set in a location starting with the letter "H" (Holly Springs)

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy 4/8/18 (Hastings)


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