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message 1: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited Apr 24, 2018 09:12PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Team 2 Discussion and Tracking Thread

How This Challenge Works

Each month teams will be challenged to read books that fall into the genre or theme of the month AND spell out the following with either the author first or last name, title, series title, or a main character’s name:

1. What the Genre is that month
2. The names of the authors of our books of the month
3. The titles of the books of the month


Points are earned for the following:

- 25 points per book read for a letter
- 100 points when name, title, or the genre is spelled out completely


Team Members
Nyx
Cyn
Ainhoa


message 2: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited Jul 01, 2018 12:21AM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Current month layout

S
C
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F
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C
I
N
D
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M
A
R
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S
S
A

M
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Y
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T
H
E

P
R
O
X
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M
I
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O
F

S
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A
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B
E
N
E
D
I
C
T

S
T
U
A
R
T

Future Months:

August
(view spoiler)

September
(view spoiler)

October
(view spoiler)

November
(view spoiler)

Completion Post Template:

Date Completed:
Used For: (which letter for which word)
How it works: (put the name or title that you are using for that letter)
Link to review: (You don't have to actually write a review you can just link to the review page that shows it was read if you just rated it or just marked it read)


message 3: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited Apr 24, 2018 09:03PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) The letter layout for May will be updated as soon as the poll closes. You are free to post and plan. Remember books must both fit the genre of that month and also have been completed in that month to count for a letter.

Don't forget to keep up with your points throughout the month :D


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) I’m terrible at coming up with team names lol so if you two have any suggestions please let me know!


message 5: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments oof, I'm bad too, but I'll try
How 'bout something like "The Reading Warriors"


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) If I come up with something it will likely be a terrible pun lol


message 7: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments At least it'll make us chuckle lol


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) How about “The Order of the Phonics”?


message 9: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments ahaha, I like that


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) :D

Ainhoa, any objections?


message 11: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited May 31, 2018 09:59PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) May Tracking Thread
As everyone posts completion posts I'll keep this one updated with what are team has completed for easy tracking if thats fine with you two.
May

P
A
R
A
N
O
R
M
A
L
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P - Title The Picture of Dorian Gray
e - Eoin Colfer (Book The Eternity Code)
t - Title The Thirteen Hallows

S - Author Judy Sheehan (Book was I Woke Up Dead at the Mall)
e - Author Shea Ernshaw (Book The Wicked Deep)
m - Series Morganville Vampires (Book was Glass Houses)
a - Author Ilona Andrews (Book was Burn for Me)
t - Title Taming Shadows
a - Author A.R. Kahler (Book The Immortal Circus: Act One)
r - Author Rachel Aaron (Book was No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished)
y - Author Yuuki Kodama (Book was Blood Lad Omnibus, Vol. 1)
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S
t
e
p
h
e
n

K
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T
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P
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c
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D
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G - Title Grave Hauntings: Where Sexy and Sinful Meets Dark and Chilling
r
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y
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O - Author Oscar Wilde (Book The Picture of Dorian Gray)
s
c
a
r

W - Author Natalie Whipple (Book House of Ivy & Sorrow)
i
l
d
e

Points: 450


message 12: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments That's a lot of letters o.o


message 13: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited Apr 29, 2018 06:05PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) picture of dorian gray made it a crazy first month! That title is 22 letters alone. We don't have to finish them all though or do them in any order either. If we want to try and strategize to fill in the smaller words first for those bonus word completion points that is totally allowed.


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) A quick glance at my shelf and I've got 4 books that could work for some of the letters. 2 of which happen to be paranormal romance, one paranormal anthology and one is straight up paranormal horror.

Captive
Daughters of Darkness
Grave Hauntings: Where Sexy and Sinful Meets Dark and Chilling
DOLLHOUSE: A Supernatural Horror

I don't know if I can read all 4 but I at least have the potential to cover both D's, a G, and a C.


message 15: by Ainhoareadsbooks (new)

Ainhoareadsbooks | 7 comments Sorry, I just saw this but I have no objections. I have a thriller that I’m currently reading, but otherwise I have no idea of what thrillers I’ll read this month. Any recommendations?


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Ainhoareadsbooks wrote: "Sorry, I just saw this but I have no objections. I have a thriller that I’m currently reading, but otherwise I have no idea of what thrillers I’ll read this month. Any recommendations?"

since this first round of letters is actually for May it's paranormal books we need :)

Do you have any paranormal books that would work?


message 17: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments first book :D hope the format is good

Date Completed: May 1
Used For: S in Semetary
How it works: main characters are dead/ are ghosts
Link to review: my review of I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Cyn (chinchilla hunter, shameless reader of trash, proud member of Not Reading Your TBR Club) wrote: "first book :D hope the format is good

Date Completed: May 1
Used For: S in Semetary
How it works: main characters are dead/ are ghosts
Link to review: my review of I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by J..."


Nice! and yup looks good :)


message 19: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited May 02, 2018 12:46PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) I have a question for participants in the main info/sign up thread :)


message 20: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: May 2
Used For: R in Sematary
How it works: has a cast of dragons and mages and spirits
Link to review: my review of No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron


message 21: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: May 7
Used For: M in Sematary
How it works: has a bunch of vampires
Link to review: my review of Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Ainhoareadsbooks wrote: "Sorry, I just saw this but I have no objections. I have a thriller that I’m currently reading, but otherwise I have no idea of what thrillers I’ll read this month. Any recommendations?"

If you are still trying to find books that fit I saw three that you already have on your shelf that could work.

The Shining by Stephen King
Carrie by Stephen King
This House is Haunted by John Boyne


message 23: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: May 12
Used For: Y in Sematary
How it works: set in hell and has a cast of vampires, ghosts, and shapeshifters, etc
Link to review: my review of Blood Lad by Kodama Yuuki

Date Completed: May 12
Used For: A in Sematary
How it works: has a bunch of magic users
Link to review: my review of Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Hoping to finish grave hauntings tonight and then work on picture of dorian grey next. Cyn you are killing it!


message 25: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: May 17
Used For: P in Pet
How it works: BOTM
Link to review: my review of The Picture of Dorian Gray

Date Completed: May 21
Used For: A in Sematary
How it works: cast of fae and immortals
Link to review: my review of The Immortal Circus Act 1 by A.R. Kahler

Date Completed: May 22
Used For: W in Wilde
How it works: cast of witches
Link to review: my review of House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple


message 26: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments oh, I forgot the picture of Dorian gray can be used for 2 letters! I'll use it for O in Oscar


message 27: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: May 30
Used For: E in Semetary
How it works: witches
Link to review: my reveiw of The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Date Completed: May 29
Used For: E in Pet
How it works: fairies, dwarves, etc
Link to review: my review of The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer


message 28: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: May 30
Used For: T in Pet
How it works: includes ghosts
Link to review: my review of The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott


message 29: by Cyn (last edited May 31, 2018 09:25PM) (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: May 31
Used For: T in Sematary
How it works: werewolf romance
Link to review: my review of Taming Shadows by Krista Alasti

Finished the words 'pet sematary' and letters 'o' and 'w' for a total of 525 points


message 30: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited May 31, 2018 09:47PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Grave Hauntings: Where Sexy and Sinful Meets Dark and Chilling
Date Completed: 05/31
Used For: (deciding)
How it works: paranormal romance
Link to review: link


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) I feel bad I wasn't able to contribute as much this month. I hate how much work has been eating my free time lately.


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) I've updated the current month layout in both team threads and there is also a special announcement about a bonus points opportunity this month in the main sign up and info thread.


message 33: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments No problem Nyx, read at your pace :)
Thanks for setting up this challenge


message 34: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: June 2
Used For: F in Fantasy
How it works: science fiction fantasy, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (double points)
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 2
Used For: A in Fantasy
How it works: I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 4
Used For: N in Fantasy
How it works: fantasy, The Mermaid's Sister by Carrie Anne Noble (double points)
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 6
Used For: T in Fantasy
How it works: epic fantasy, Theft of Swords by Michael J Sullivan (double points)
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 4
Used For: A in Fantasy
How it works: YA fantasy, Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (double points)
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 3
Used For: S in Fantasy
How it works: YA fantasy, Angelfall by Susan Ee (double points)
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 1
Used For: Y in Fantasy
How it works: memoir, Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

First word completed (400 points, if I counted right)


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Cyn wrote: "Date Completed: June 2
Used For: F in Fantasy
How it works: science fiction fantasy, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (double points)
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

D..."


yes 400 nice job!! I'll be adding my completions either tonight or tomorrow. I've been meaning to get around to reading Frankenstein myself...


message 36: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments I almost have "Becky Albertalli" finished, I'm just missing an E and 2 Ls


message 37: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date Completed: June 22
Used For: B in Becky
How it works: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 23
Used For: E in Becky
How it works: Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 13
Used For: C in Becky
How it works: The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 15
Used For: K in Becky
How it works: The Siren by Kiera Cass
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 22
Used For: Y in Becky
How it works: The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed:
Used For: A in Albertalli
How it works: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 23
Used For: L in Albertalli
How it works: The Lunar Chronicles #2, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 21
Used For: B in Albertalli
How it works: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 10
Used For: E in Albertalli
How it works: Enne, Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 19
Used For: R in Albertalli
How it works: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 10
Used For: T in Albertalli
How it works: Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 11
Used For: A in Albertalli
How it works: This is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 23
Used For: L in Albertalli
How it works: Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 16
Used For: L in Albertalli
How it works: A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: June 17
Used For: I in Albertalli
How it works: I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart & Nick Strauss
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

475 points (15 letters = 375pts, 1 word = 100pts)


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Nice! I’m cirrently working on the word thriller! Basically doing my own mini readathon of books I own that work lol. If I don’t finish the whole word I’ll post my completions for what I do have by the 29th


message 39: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Nice! Whatever you got will help!
I feel slightly bad for reading so much for this challenge, almost like I'm not giving y'all a chance .-. I can't believe I read over 20 books for this month's challenge lmao


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Don't feel bad! I feel bad myself I haven't been able to find the time to read and contribute as much! I'm glad you seem to be enjoying it! And I'm really impressed by how much you have read!!! :)


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) Date Completed: Jun 24, 2018
Used For: T in Thriller
How it works: Title
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Date Completed: Jun 24, 2018
Used For: H in Thriller
How it works: Author Name
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 42: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited Jul 05, 2018 07:22PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) We are finally about to open the new store at work and believe it or not that will actually mean I will have more free time for reading lol as we post completion stuff I'll update this so we can see it all in one place in case we don't get whole words done at a time like last month.

Completion Tracker:
(view spoiler)


Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) I've got books picked out for everything in Sci-fi except the second "I" if anyone has something that can be used for.


message 44: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited Jul 05, 2018 07:21PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz
Date Completed: 07/01/18
Used For: C in Sci-Fi
How it works: C (Title), M (Author First Name),
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz


message 45: by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (last edited Jul 05, 2018 07:28PM) (new)

Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (nyxreadsstuff) so this is what I can potentially read that I already own, I won't be able to read all of these but I'm going to try and prioritize completing words and figured letting y'all know what I have wouldn't hurt. Let me know if based on what you can read if there is a particular book or word I should focus on.

S – (Grimspace (series title) (G, A)
C – Cybernetic Tea Shop (Title) (K,M)already read it
I – Infestation (Title) (M, W)

F – Evocation: The First AI Stories Collection (Author last name) (S, E)
I - The Invisible Man (Title, H,W)

C – The Collector (Title) (B, R)
I - The Island of Dr. Moreau (Title) (H, W, M)
N – Necrotic Earth (Title) (M, S)
D – Dune (Title) (H, F)
E – Alien Sex (Author first name) (A, D)
R – Rim (Title) (B, A)

M – FANKENSTIEN (AUTHOR FIRST NAME) (F, S)
A – ALEX + ADA VOL 1 (TITLE) (L, J)


S - Welcome to the Madhouse (Author) (W, S)
S - Death Dream (character last name; Santorini) (D, B,
A - ALEX + ADA VOL 2 (TITLE) (L, J)

M - Powersat (character last name; Randolph)(D, P, B)



T – Taking Their Human (Title) (C, A)
H – Helliconia Spring (Title) (A, B)

P - Proximity of Stars (Title)

S - Proximity of Stars (author last name)

C – Genesis (Author first name) (W, C)


message 46: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date completed: july 1
Used for: n in benedict
How it works: the knife of never letting go by patrick ness
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 47: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date completed: July 14
Used for: f in of
How it works: Fairest: Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 48: by Cyn (new)

Cyn  | 78 comments Date completed: july 19
Used for: s in stuart
How it works: unwind by neal shusterman
Link to review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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