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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Apr 06, 2020 11:10AM) (new)

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Spring Countdown
Duration: Six Months From Your Start Date


Read 15 books associated with these tasks.

TASKS:
1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
3. Read 3 books published in the spring (March 20-June 19) of any year. Tell us the publishing date.
4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
5. Read 1 book from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.


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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.


message 2: by JoAnne (last edited Feb 01, 2023 11:39AM) (new)


message 3: by Jessica (last edited Apr 26, 2018 08:13AM) (new)

Jessica | 39 comments I'm in.
Start Date: 4/24/18
Finish Date: 10/24/18
Tasks Finished: 0/15
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TASKS:
1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is. Spring 2015 Young Adult Releases #35
4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.

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Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2) by Sally Green 23


message 4: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Jessica!


message 5: by JoAnne (last edited Jun 23, 2018 07:24AM) (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Spring Countdown
Duration: 4/24/18-10/23/18

Read: 15/15

TASKS:
Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.

1. I Can See You Karen Rose 4/25/18
2. Irresistible In Love Bella Andre 4/27/18
3. Star Dust Emma Barry 4/27/2018
4. Porch Lights Dorothea Benton Frank 5/4/18
5. Right Where We Belong Brenda Novak 5/6/18

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1. The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann The Librarian and the Spy Susan Mann 4/28/18
2. Beats of Life by Shandi Boyes Beats of Life Shandi Boyes 5/8/18
3. Wishes and Stitches (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #3) by Rachael Herron Wishes and Stitches Rachael Herron 6/5/18
4. Wedding Bells Bundle Four Fun Romantic Comedies by Ginny Baird Wedding Bells Bundle: Four Fun Romantic Comedies Ginny Baird 6/8/18

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
1. Books for Spring/Summer #73 The Unidentified Redhead Alice Clayton 6/11/18
2. Cool Spring Books #21 Magic Slays Ilona Andrews 6/22/18
3. Spring/Summer 2015 #9 Moonlight on Butternut Lake Mary McNear 6/23/18

Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1. Wyoming Wildflowers The Beginning (Wyoming Wildflowers, #0.5) by Patricia McLinn Wyoming Wildflowers: The BeginningPatricia McLinn 4/30/18
2. The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3) by Kristen Ashley The Time in Between Kristen Ashley 6/19/18

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. Chaser Kylie Scott 4/26/18


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 39 comments This looks really fun.


message 7: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Jessica wrote: "This looks really fun."

I am bringing back some of the "old-style" challenges.


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 39 comments Cool. I'm a newbie, so these are going to be fun for me.


message 9: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Jessica wrote: "Cool. I'm a newbie, so these are going to be fun for me."

If you have questions or need help, I'm here! Good Luck!


message 10: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 39 comments Thanks.


message 11: by Bonita (last edited Sep 25, 2018 02:40PM) (new)

Bonita | 789 comments Spring Countdown
5/1/18 - 10/31/18

15/15

TASKS:

Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1) Phantom Evil by Heather Graham 5/16/18
2) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 5/25/18
3) Pompeii by Robert Harris 5/25/18
4) The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene 5/26/18
5) Poirot's Early Cases: 18 Hercule Poirot Mysteries by Agatha Christie 6/14/18

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1) Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, #12) by Robyn Carr Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr 5/2/18
2) Chain Lightning by Elizabeth Lowell Chain Lightning by Elizabeth Lowell 5/14/18
3) One Reckless Summer (Destiny, #1) by Toni Blake One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake 6/19/18
4) Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian 6/26/18

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
1) Books I Want to Read During the Spring 2017 Semester #11 Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 7/24/18
2) Books for Spring/Summer #19 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 8/25/18
3) Springtime Reads #92 Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery 9/9/18

Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1) Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury 5/27/18
2) Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot, #22) by Agatha Christie Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie 7/31/18

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1) Beneath the Scars by Cherise Sinclair 5/25/18
published: 5/19/18


message 12: by Karen ♐ (last edited Aug 28, 2018 07:13PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 982 comments Spring Countdown
Duration: 4/24/18-10/23/18
Read: 14/15


TASKS:
♐Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1. Rocky Mountain Romance Vivian Arend - 5/6
2. Red Dirt Heart 2 N.R. Walker - 5/13
3. Shards of Glass Arianne Richmonde - 5/26
4. Passion Shelly Bell - 6/5
5. Infinite Possibilities Lisa Renee Jones - 6/10
Rocky Mountain Romance (Six Pack Ranch #7; Rocky Mountain House #9) by Vivian Arend Red Dirt Heart 2 (Red Dirt, #2) by N.R. Walker Shards of Glass (The Glass Trilogy, #1) by Arianne Richmonde Passion (White Collared, #4) by Shelly Bell Infinite Possibilities (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen, #2) by Lisa Renee Jones

♐Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1. Creation in Death J.D. Robb - 5/10
2. A Cold Dark Place Toni Anderson - 6/19
3. Shelter in Place Nora Roberts - 6/29
4. A Gansett Island Christmas Marie Force - 7/2
Creation in Death (In Death, #25) by J.D. Robb A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice, #1) by Toni Anderson Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts A Gansett Island Christmas (Gansett Island Series, #15.75) by Marie Force

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
1. #3-Spring/Summer 2015 - One Plus One Jojo Moyes - 5/31
2. #17-Spring/Summer 2014 - On the Island Tracey Garvis-Graves - 8/22
3.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes On the Island (On the Island, #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

♐Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1. Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly - 5/25
2. With This Man Jodi Ellen Malpas - 6/24
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly With This Man (This Man, #4) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. Beneath the Scars Cherise Sinclair - 5/28
Beneath the Scars (Masters of the Shadowlands, #13) by Cherise Sinclair


message 13: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Bonita and Karen!


message 14: by Connie N. (last edited Nov 03, 2018 09:43AM) (new)

Connie N. | 3514 comments I'm feeling in a spring-like mood.

Spring Countdown
Timeframe: 4/24/18 - 10/23/18
15/15

TASKS:
Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - 5/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy - 5/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
3. Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy - 5/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
4. It Happened One Wedding by Julie James - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
5. I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver - 6/7/18 ♥♥♥

The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1) by Agatha Christie The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy Soar (The Empire Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney, #5) by Julie James I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored.
1. The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones - 4/29/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. Love Struck by Laurelin McGee - 5/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
3. One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison - 6/3/18 ♥♥♥
4. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh - 6/4/18 ♥♥♥♥♥

The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones Love Struck (Miss Match, #2) by Laurelin McGee One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison Only Enchanting (The Survivors' Club, #4) by Mary Balogh

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name.
1. Best books for Spring reading
#30 - Chocolat by Joanne Harris - 7/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. Spring/Summer 2014
#13 - The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand - 9/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
3. The Millions' Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Book Preview I - Spring and Summer
#17 - Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum - 10/26/18 ♥♥♥♥

Chocolat (Chocolat, #1) by Joanne Harris The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover
1. Heartache Falls by Emily March - 6/12/18 ♥♥♥
2. The Crown Prince's Bride by Donna Alward - 6/13/18 ♥♥♥♥

Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs, #3) by Emily March The Crown Prince's Bride (Royal Duology #2) by Donna Alward

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. Hot Asset by Lauren Layne - 7/17/18 ♥♥♥♥♥ (Pub 5/22/18)

Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1) by Lauren Layne

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 10/26/18*****


message 15: by Angie (new)

Angie | 287 comments Spring Countdown
1/5/18 – 31/10/18
0/15


1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.


message 16: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Connie and Angie!


message 17: by JoAnne (last edited Apr 25, 2018 04:10AM) (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Dee!

I did not realize that Andre Norton wrote kids' books but the one you have listed would have been published too late for me (1976), I was reading her adult books by then. And Anne McCaffrey!


message 18: by Emeli (last edited May 08, 2018 09:00AM) (new)

Emeli Webb | 326 comments 1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
Under His Care (Hybrid Heat #1) by Kiki Burrelli
Published april 25th 2018
Finished 7/5


message 19: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Emelie!


message 20: by Melanie (last edited Oct 09, 2018 07:52PM) (new)

Melanie Spring Countdown
Start date: 4/26/2018
Finish date: 10/26/2018

TASKS:
1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1. Poison Study (The Chronicles of Ixia, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder - 5/10/2018
2. Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins Sandstorm - James Rollins - 5/26/2018
3. Soraya The Storyteller by Rosanne Hawke Soraya The Storyteller - Rosanne Hawke - 6/24/2018
4. In the Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright, #3) by Gabrielle Zevin In the Age of Love and Chocolate - Gabrielle Zevin - 7/8/2018
5. Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich - 8/10/2018

2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult - 5/13/2018
2. All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1) by Gabrielle Zevin All These Things I've Done - Gabrielle Zevin - 5/22/2018
3. In the Country We Love My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero In the Country We Love: My Family Divided - Diane Guerrero - 6/2/2018
4. Every Note Played by Lisa Genova Every Note Played - Lisa Genova - 6/12/2018

3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name.
Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
1. Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice - 5/29/2018
List: When Spring Appears - Position #27

2. Yesterday's Sun by Amanda Brooke Yesterday's Sun - Amanda Brooke - 7/17/2018
List: Richard And Judy Spring Book Club 2012 - Position #6.

3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum - 10/10/2018
List: When Spring Appears - Position #52

4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1. Faithful by Alice Hoffman Faithful - Alice Hoffman - 5/5/2018
2. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter - 9/20/2018

5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin Only Child - Rhiannon Navin - 8/28/2018
How it fits: Published March 2018.


message 21: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Melanie!


message 22: by Rina (last edited Nov 01, 2018 06:18AM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments Spring Countdown
Duration: 27.04.2018 - 26.10.2018
15/15

TASKS:

1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING. 5/5
- The Gathering, Kelley Armstrong, 28.04.2018
- Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier, 29.04.2018
- The Shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber, 04.05.2018
- The Rose & the Dagger, Renee Ahdieh, 04.05.2018
- Persuasion, Jane Austen, 17.05.2018

2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers. 3/4
- Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling, 21.06.2018
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
- The Cop Who Stole Christmas, Christie Craig, 24.08.2018
The Cop Who Stole Christmas (Tall, Hot & Texan, #2) by Christie Craig
- Frostblood, Elly Blake, 22.10.2018
Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1) by Elly Blake
- The Perfect Rake, Anne Gracie, 26.10.2018
The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie

3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is. 3/3
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli, 25.09.2018 - #19 on the Spring 2015 Young Adult Releases list
- A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas, 08.06.2018 - #142 on the Spring 2015 Young Adult Releases list
- Cress, Marissa Meyer, 13.08.2018 - - #49 on the HarperTeen Spring 2014 list

4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers. 2/2
- The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmuska Orczy, 15.07.2018
- Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly, 08.08.2018
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.1/1
A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas, 16.07.2018 - published in May 2018


message 23: by Claire (last edited Apr 26, 2018 03:25PM) (new)

Claire  | 285 comments Spring Countdown
Duration: 4/24/18-10/23/18

Read: 0/15

TASKS:
Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
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Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
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Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
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Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
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Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
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message 24: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Rina and Claire!


message 25: by Christina (AKA Babbling) (last edited Aug 12, 2018 01:30PM) (new)

Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 276 comments Spring Countdown
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018


Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1. Skin by Ben Mezrich 1 May 2018 ★★★
2. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster 9 May 2018 ★★★
3. The Skeleton Haunts a House by Leigh Perry 10 May 2018 ★★★★
4. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 26 May 2018 ★★★★★
5. If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell 6 June 2018 ★★★

Skin (The X-Files) by Ben Mezrich A Room with a View by E.M. Forster The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery, #3) by Leigh Perry Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen If Walls Could Talk (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #1) by Juliet Blackwell

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1. Crewel World by Monica Ferris 6 May 2018 ★★★
2. Ocean Light by Nalini Singh 22 June 2018 ★★★★
3. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts 26 July 2018 ★★★★★
4. A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch 28 July 2018 ★★★


Crewel World (A Needlecraft Mystery, #1) by Monica Ferris Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3) by Nora Roberts A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #1) by Charles Finch

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.

1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 3 June 2018 ★★★★ (Books to Read Spring/Summer 2018 - #86)
2.Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore 28 June 2018 ★★★★★ (Cool Spring Books 2011 - #4)
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 17 July 2018 ★★★(Spring 2015 Young Adult releases - #143)
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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin Cashore A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas


Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1. Torch Ginger by Toby Neal 22 May 2018 ★★★★
2. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy 19 June 2018 ★★★★★

Torch Ginger (Lei Crime, #2) by Toby Neal The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. The Diva Cooks up a Storm by Krista Davis 10 August 2018 ★★★★★
Published May 29th 2018

The Diva Cooks up a Storm (A Domestic Diva Mystery #11) by Krista Davis


message 26: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Christina!


message 27: by Katherine (last edited Aug 29, 2018 03:08PM) (new)

Katherine | 220 comments 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 Spring Countdown 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 3rd May - 3rd Oct 2018.

1. Read 3 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
🌷 Spider-Gwen, Vol. 4 Predators by Jason Latour 15/6/18 ★★★
🌷 Gods and Warriors (Gods and Warriors, #1) by Michelle Paver 16/6/18 ★★★
🌷 Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #0.5) by Steve Hockensmith 21/6/18 ★★★★

2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored.
🌷 The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2) by Terry Pratchett 24/5/18 ★★★★★
🌷 The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang 11/6/18 ★★★
🌷 The Vampire Prince (Cirque Du Freak, #6) by Darren Shan 18/6/18 ★★★★
🌷 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams 19/6/18 ★★★★★

5. Read 1 book published in 2018.
As Old As Time (Twisted Tales, #3) by Liz Braswell 24/5/18 ★★★★★

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message 28: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Katherine!


message 29: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Deidre(Dee) ~ Official Bookworm ~ wrote: "JoAnne wrote: "Welcome Dee!

I did not realize that Andre Norton wrote kids' books but the one you have listed would have been published too late for me (1976), I was reading her adult books by the..."


My dad was into Sci-Fi books, so I read what we had at home before I was old enough to get to the library by myself when I was a kid.


message 30: by Erin (last edited Oct 06, 2018 08:47AM) (new)

Erin | 467 comments Completed 10/6/18

Spring Countdown
Duration: 5/12/18-11/12/18

15/15 read

TASKS:

1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
S Shadows of the Past by Shea Balik, read 6/11/18
P Partners In Crime by Cree Storm, read 6/4/18
R Rise to Love by Lynn Hagen, read 8/20/18
I I Love You, Mr. Popps by Ellen Quinn, read 6/5/18
G Guava Red: Almost Paradise by T.C. Blue, read 7/15/18

2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff, read 5/13/18
Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C., read 5/21/18
Hershie's Kiss by Carol Lynne, read 6/4/18
Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States by Andrew Coe, read 10/6/18
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C. Hershie's Kiss (Campus Cravings, #10) by Carol Lynne Chop Suey A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States by Andrew Coe

3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews, #2 on Most Anticipated Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Books - Spring/Summer 2011 , read 9/11/18
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, #15 on Spring 2012 Next Chapter Favorites , read 9/25/18
Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean, #36 on The Millions' Most Anticipated: The Great 2018 Book Preview, read 5/22/18

4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
Widow's Tears by Susan Wittig Albert, read 8/23/18
Cat's Claw by Susan Wittig Albert, read 9/12/18
Widow's Tears (China Bayles, #21) by Susan Wittig Albert Cat's Claw (China Bayles, #20) by Susan Wittig Albert

5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
The Accidental Master by M.A. Innes, published May 4, 2018, read 5/15/18


message 31: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 45303 comments Mod
Welcome Erin!


message 32: by Tanya (new)

Tanya | 38 comments Spring Countdown
May 13th-November 13th
Completed: 0/15

Read 15 books associated with these tasks.

TASKS:

1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
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2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
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3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
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4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
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5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
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message 33: by Viji (last edited May 13, 2018 09:40AM) (new)

Viji | 66 comments Spring Countdown
Timeframe: 5/13/2018 - 11/12/2018
0/15

TASKS:
Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
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Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
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Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
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Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
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Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
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FINSHED
Spring Countdown
Duration: 4/24/18-6/23/18

Read: 15/15

TASKS:
Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.

1. I Can See You Karen Rose 4/25/18
2. Irresistible In Love Bella Andre 4/27/18
3. Star Dust Emma Barry 4/27/2018
4. Porch Lights Dorothea Benton Frank 5/4/18
5. Right Where We Belong Brenda Novak 5/6/18

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1. The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade #1) by Susan Mann The Librarian and the Spy Susan Mann 4/28/18
2. Beats of Life by Shandi Boyes Beats of Life Shandi Boyes 5/8/18
3. Wishes and Stitches (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #3) by Rachael Herron Wishes and Stitches Rachael Herron 6/5/18
4. Wedding Bells Bundle Four Fun Romantic Comedies by Ginny Baird Wedding Bells Bundle: Four Fun Romantic Comedies Ginny Baird 6/8/18

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
1. Books for Spring/Summer #73 The Unidentified Redhead Alice Clayton 6/11/18
2. Cool Spring Books #21 Magic Slays Ilona Andrews 6/22/18
3. Spring/Summer 2015 #9 Moonlight on Butternut Lake Mary McNear 6/23/18

Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1. Wyoming Wildflowers The Beginning (Wyoming Wildflowers, #0.5) by Patricia McLinn Wyoming Wildflowers: The BeginningPatricia McLinn 4/30/18
2. The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3) by Kristen Ashley The Time in Between Kristen Ashley 6/19/18

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. Chaser Kylie Scott 4/26/18


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Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 276 comments Finished
Spring Countdown
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018


Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1. Skin by Ben Mezrich 1 May 2018 ★★★
2. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster 9 May 2018 ★★★
3. The Skeleton Haunts a House by Leigh Perry 10 May 2018 ★★★★
4. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 26 May 2018 ★★★★★
5. If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell 6 June 2018 ★★★

Skin (The X-Files) by Ben Mezrich A Room with a View by E.M. Forster The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery, #3) by Leigh Perry Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen If Walls Could Talk (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #1) by Juliet Blackwell

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1. Crewel World by Monica Ferris 6 May 2018 ★★★
2. Ocean Light by Nalini Singh 22 June 2018 ★★★★
3. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts 26 July 2018 ★★★★★
4. A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch 28 July 2018 ★★★


Crewel World (A Needlecraft Mystery, #1) by Monica Ferris Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh Savor the Moment (Bride Quartet, #3) by Nora Roberts A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #1) by Charles Finch

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.

1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 3 June 2018 ★★★★ (Books to Read Spring/Summer 2018 - #86)
2.Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore 28 June 2018 ★★★★★ (Cool Spring Books 2011 - #4)
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 17 July 2018 ★★★(Spring 2015 Young Adult releases - #143)
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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin Cashore A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas


Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1. Torch Ginger by Toby Neal 22 May 2018 ★★★★
2. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy 19 June 2018 ★★★★★

Torch Ginger (Lei Crime, #2) by Toby Neal The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. The Diva Cooks up a Storm by Krista Davis 10 August 2018 ★★★★★
Published May 29th 2018

The Diva Cooks up a Storm (A Domestic Diva Mystery #11) by Krista Davis


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Bonita | 789 comments Finished!

Spring Countdown
5/1/18 - 10/31/18

15/15

TASKS:

Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1) Phantom Evil by Heather Graham 5/16/18
2) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 5/25/18
3) Pompeii by Robert Harris 5/25/18
4) The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene 5/26/18
5) Poirot's Early Cases: 18 Hercule Poirot Mysteries by Agatha Christie 6/14/18

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1) Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, #12) by Robyn Carr Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr 5/2/18
2) Chain Lightning by Elizabeth Lowell Chain Lightning by Elizabeth Lowell 5/14/18
3) One Reckless Summer (Destiny, #1) by Toni Blake One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake 6/19/18
4) Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian 6/26/18

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
1) Books I Want to Read During the Spring 2017 Semester #11 Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 7/24/18
2) Books for Spring/Summer #19 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 8/25/18
3) Springtime Reads #92 Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery 9/9/18

Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1) Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury 5/27/18
2) Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot, #22) by Agatha Christie Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie 7/31/18

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1) Beneath the Scars by Cherise Sinclair 5/25/18
published: 5/19/18


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Erin | 467 comments Completed 10/6/18

Spring Countdown
Duration: 5/12/18-11/12/18

15/15 read

TASKS:

1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
S Shadows of the Past by Shea Balik, read 6/11/18
P Partners In Crime by Cree Storm, read 6/4/18
R Rise to Love by Lynn Hagen, read 8/20/18
I I Love You, Mr. Popps by Ellen Quinn, read 6/5/18
G Guava Red: Almost Paradise by T.C. Blue, read 7/15/18

2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff, read 5/13/18
Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C., read 5/21/18
Hershie's Kiss by Carol Lynne, read 6/4/18
Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States by Andrew Coe, read 10/6/18
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C. Hershie's Kiss (Campus Cravings, #10) by Carol Lynne Chop Suey A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States by Andrew Coe

3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews, #2 on Most Anticipated Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Books - Spring/Summer 2011 , read 9/11/18
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, #15 on Spring 2012 Next Chapter Favorites , read 9/25/18
Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean, #36 on The Millions' Most Anticipated: The Great 2018 Book Preview, read 5/22/18

4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
Widow's Tears by Susan Wittig Albert, read 8/23/18
Cat's Claw by Susan Wittig Albert, read 9/12/18
Widow's Tears (China Bayles, #21) by Susan Wittig Albert Cat's Claw (China Bayles, #20) by Susan Wittig Albert

5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
The Accidental Master by M.A. Innes, published May 4, 2018, read 5/15/18


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Melanie COMPLETION POST

Spring Countdown
Start date: 4/26/2018
Finish date: 10/26/2018

TASKS:
1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1. Poison Study (The Chronicles of Ixia, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder - 5/10/2018
2. Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins Sandstorm - James Rollins - 5/26/2018
3. Soraya The Storyteller by Rosanne Hawke Soraya The Storyteller - Rosanne Hawke - 6/24/2018
4. In the Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright, #3) by Gabrielle Zevin In the Age of Love and Chocolate - Gabrielle Zevin - 7/8/2018
5. Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich - 8/10/2018

2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers.
1. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult - 5/13/2018
2. All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1) by Gabrielle Zevin All These Things I've Done - Gabrielle Zevin - 5/22/2018
3. In the Country We Love My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero In the Country We Love: My Family Divided - Diane Guerrero - 6/2/2018
4. Every Note Played by Lisa Genova Every Note Played - Lisa Genova - 6/12/2018

3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name.
Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is.
1. Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice - 5/29/2018
List: When Spring Appears - Position #27

2. Yesterday's Sun by Amanda Brooke Yesterday's Sun - Amanda Brooke - 7/17/2018
List: Richard And Judy Spring Book Club 2012 - Position #6.

3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum - 10/10/2018
List: When Spring Appears - Position #52

4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers.
1. Faithful by Alice Hoffman Faithful - Alice Hoffman - 5/5/2018
2. The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter - 9/20/2018

5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin Only Child - Rhiannon Navin - 8/28/2018
How it fits: Published March 2018.


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Spring Countdown
Duration: 27.04.2018 - 26.10.2018
15/15

TASKS:

1. Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING. 5/5
- The Gathering, Kelley Armstrong, 28.04.2018
- Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier, 29.04.2018
- The Shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber, 04.05.2018
- The Rose & the Dagger, Renee Ahdieh, 04.05.2018
- Persuasion, Jane Austen, 17.05.2018

2. Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored. Post the covers. 3/4
- Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling, 21.06.2018
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
- The Cop Who Stole Christmas, Christie Craig, 24.08.2018
The Cop Who Stole Christmas (Tall, Hot & Texan, #2) by Christie Craig
- Frostblood, Elly Blake, 22.10.2018
Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1) by Elly Blake
- The Perfect Rake, Anne Gracie, 26.10.2018
The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie

3. Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name. Tell us the name of the list and what # the book is. 3/3
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli, 25.09.2018 - #19 on the Spring 2015 Young Adult Releases list
- A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas, 08.06.2018 - #142 on the Spring 2015 Young Adult Releases list
- Cress, Marissa Meyer, 13.08.2018 - - #49 on the HarperTeen Spring 2014 list

4. Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover. Post the covers. 2/2
- The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmuska Orczy, 15.07.2018
- Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly, 08.08.2018
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

5. Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.1/1
A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas, 16.07.2018 - published in May 2018


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Spring Countdown
Timeframe: 4/24/18 - 10/23/18
15/15

TASKS:
Read 5 books whose titles begin with a letter in SPRING.
1. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - 5/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy - 5/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
3. Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy - 5/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
4. It Happened One Wedding by Julie James - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
5. I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver - 6/7/18 ♥♥♥

The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1) by Agatha Christie The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy Soar (The Empire Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney, #5) by Julie James I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver

Read 4 books whose covers are Pastel Colored.
1. The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones - 4/29/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. Love Struck by Laurelin McGee - 5/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
3. One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison - 6/3/18 ♥♥♥
4. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh - 6/4/18 ♥♥♥♥♥

The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones Love Struck (Miss Match, #2) by Laurelin McGee One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison Only Enchanting (The Survivors' Club, #4) by Mary Balogh

Read 3 books from a LIST with SPRING in the name.
1. Best books for Spring reading
#30 - Chocolat by Joanne Harris - 7/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
2. Spring/Summer 2014
#13 - The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand - 9/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
3. The Millions' Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Book Preview I - Spring and Summer
#17 - Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum - 10/26/18 ♥♥♥♥

Chocolat (Chocolat, #1) by Joanne Harris The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Read 2 books with Spring flowers on the cover
1. Heartache Falls by Emily March - 6/12/18 ♥♥♥
2. The Crown Prince's Bride by Donna Alward - 6/13/18 ♥♥♥♥

Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs, #3) by Emily March The Crown Prince's Bride (Royal Duology #2) by Donna Alward

Read 1 book published in the Spring of 2018.
1. Hot Asset by Lauren Layne - 7/17/18 ♥♥♥♥♥ (Pub 5/22/18)

Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1) by Lauren Layne

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 10/26/18*****


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