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message 1: by Nell (last edited Jan 11, 2015 05:09AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF'S Back To School Foremen Challenge
Back to School

Levels:
Pencil: 3 or less books
Eraser: 4 -7 books
Marker: 8+ books

Progress: 15

Doing It at the Dixie Dew A Mystery (Dixie Dew Mystery, #1) by Ruth Moose The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe Heirs and Graces (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #7) by Rhys Bowen Every Broken Trust A Mystery by Linda Rodriguez Every Hidden Fear by Linda Rodriguez The Arrangement (The Survivors' Club #2) by Mary Balogh Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay

Paper: Read a paperback or hardback book
Every Hidden Fear by Linda Rodriguez 8/25/14

Pencils: Read a book with a mostly yellow cover
Endless Night by Agatha Christie 10/23/14
Endless Night by Agatha Christie

Glue: Read a book that has you "glued" to the pages
A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White 11/21/14

Scissors: Read a book that's part of a series you decided to quit, or by an author you've decided to stop reading

Erasers: Read a book who's cover is so ugly you wish you could erase it

Highlighters: Read a book that's been released in the past 3 months
On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay 12/23/14

Notebooks: Read a book that's part of a series
Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay 9/12/14

Crayons: Read any book that's from the YA or NA genre

Ruler: Read any book that features royalty
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen 8/16/14

Kleenex: Read any book that you need a box of Kleenex for
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe 8/11/14

Hand Sanitizer: Read a naughty book

Binder: Read a book that's part of a trilogy
Every Broken Trust: A Mystery by Linda Rodriguez 8/21/14

Folders: Read a book that you found on your recommendations from Goodreads

Backpack: Read a book that features the characters traveling

Markers: Read a book that you've been wanting to read for a while, then mark it off of your TBR
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James 9/15/14

Colored Pencils: Read a book that has a very colorful cover
Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay 9/06/14
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay

Supply Box: Read a book you already purchased before the challenge began
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh 9/02/14

Manilla Paper: Read a book whose title starts with M or P
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult 9/15/14

Construction Paper: Read a book with a creative concept or a creative character
Doing It at the Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose 8/03/14

Red Pen: Read a book with a mostly red cover
A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake 10/11/14
A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake

Laptop: Read an e-book
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 9/03/14


message 2: by Nell (last edited Aug 08, 2015 01:53PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF'S Themes, Settings, & Plots!
DONE

Duration: one year
From August 11, 2014 to August 8, 2015
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Hard - 9-12 Themes (54 to 72 books)

Progress:
Books: 60
Themes: 10

Themes, Settings, & Plots:

Down by the Sea
1) The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe - 8/11/14
2) Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay - 9/19/14
3) The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - 1/23/15
4) Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson - 2/02/15
5) A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet - 2/17/15
6) Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran - 3/30/15

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe Book, Line and Sinker (Library Lover's Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Murder of a Needled Knitter (A Scumble River Mystery, #17) by Denise Swanson A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran

English Royalty & Nobility
1) Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen - 8/16/14
2) The Arrangement by Mary Balogh - 9/02/14
3) When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James - 9/15/14
4) A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury - 3/01/15
5) Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase (& widow & 1800s) - 4/22/15
6) Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase - 4/24/15

Heirs and Graces (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #7) by Rhys Bowen The Arrangement (The Survivors' Club #2) by Mary Balogh When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2) by Eloisa James A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury Mr. Impossible (Carsington Brothers, #2) by Loretta Chase Last Night's Scandal (Carsington Brothers #5) by Loretta Chase

Law Enforcement
1) Every Broken Trust by Linda Rodriguez - 8/21/14
2) Every Hidden Fear by Linda Rodriguez - 8/25/14
3) Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson - 1/18/15
4) Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson - 1/25/15
5) Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy - 3/18/15
6) The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey - 7/10/15

Every Broken Trust A Mystery by Linda Rodriguez Every Hidden Fear by Linda Rodriguez Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson Murder of the Cat's Meow (A Scumble River Mystery, #15) by Denise Swanson Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #1) by Annette Dashofy The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant, #3) by Josephine Tey

Second Chance
1) Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan - 9/03/14
2) Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson - 10/24/14
3) A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White - 11/22/14
4) The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay - 11/28/14
5) The Search by Nora Roberts - 3/08/15
6) Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington - 7/04/15

Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Any Man of Mine (Chinooks Hockey Team, #6) by Rachel Gibson A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White The Map of Lost Memories A Novel by Kim Fay The Search by Nora Roberts Buried in a Book (Novel Idea, #1) by Lucy Arlington

Cozy Mystery
1) Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay - 9/06/14
2) Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay - 9/12/14
3) Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy - 11/11/14
4) Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy - 11/15/14
5) Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy - 11/24/14
6) Affairs of Steak by Julie Hyzy - 12/08/14

Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay Hail to the Chef (A White House Chef Mystery, #2) by Julie Hyzy Eggsecutive Orders (A White House Chef Mystery, #3) by Julie Hyzy Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery, #4) by Julie Hyzy Affairs of Steak (A White House Chef Mystery, #5) by Julie Hyzy

Love Triangle
1) Read It and Weep by Jenn McKinlay - 9/25/14
2) Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey Cates - 10/15/14
3) On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay - 12/23/14
4) Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady (& widow) - 2/08/15
5) Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson - 3/14/15
6) Dying for a Cupcake by Denise Swanson - 4/10/15

Read It and Weep (Library Lover's Mystery, #4) by Jenn McKinlay Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #2) by Bailey Cates On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady Dead Between the Lines (A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery) by Denise Swanson Dying for a Cupcake A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson

Murder
1) Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy - 12/16/14
2) The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis - 12/28/14
3) Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon - 1/08/15
4) All the President's Menus by Julie Hyzy - 1/14/15
5) Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris - 3/22/15
6) The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis - 6/14/15

Fonduing Fathers (A White House Chef Mystery, #6) by Julie Hyzy The Diva Wraps It Up (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #8) by Krista Davis Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery, #8) by Julie Hyzy Tagged for Death (A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery, 1) by Sherry Harris The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9) by Krista Davis

Made for TV
1) Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult - 9/14/14
2) Endless Night by Agatha Christie - 10/23/14
3) Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (& 1800s) - 10/31/14
4) Real Murders by Charlaine Harris - 4/03/15
5) Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie - 5/02/15
6) Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile (& widow & 2nd chance) - 5/07/15

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult Endless Night by Agatha Christie Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot, #16) by Agatha Christie Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Brothers & Sisters
1) The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout - 12/13/14
2) Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan - 1/22/15
3) A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan - 2/10/15
4) Horse of a Different Killer by Laura Morrigan - 3/05/15
5) The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos - 6/25/15
6) This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash - 8/08/15

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout Woof at the Door (Call of the Wilde #1) by Laura Morrigan A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wylde #2) by Laura Morrigan Horse of a Different Killer (A Call of the Wilde Mystery) by Laura Morrigan The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Widows
1) Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson - 4/12/15
2) Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson - 4/14/15
3) Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson - 5/25/15
4) Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae - 5/18/15
5) Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae - 6/04/15
6) The Deep End by Julie Mulhern - 7/27/15

Murder in Chelsea (Gaslight Mystery, #15) by Victoria Thompson Murder in Murray Hill (Gaslight Mystery, #16) by Victoria Thompson Lye in Wait (Home Crafting Mystery, #1) by Cricket McRae Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery, #17) by Victoria Thompson Heaven Preserve Us (Home Crafting Mystery, #2) by Cricket McRae The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1) by Julie Mulhern


message 3: by Nell (last edited Feb 14, 2016 05:06AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF September Challenge
Progress: 4
Level: Hard
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The Arrangement (The Survivors' Club #2) by Mary Balogh Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay

Cheese Pizza Day: Read any book that has a yellow, orange, or white cover
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (3.77) 9/03/14
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) by Robin Sloan

Miniature Golf Day: Read any book that's 300 or less pages
Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay (3.86, 269 pgs) 9/06/14

National Cheeseburger Day: Read a book that's by one of your favorite authors
Jenn McKinlay, Due or Die (3.94) 9/12/14

POW/MIA Recognition Day: Read any book that features a soldier
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh (3.74) 9/02/14

Themes to Choose From for Hard Level:
Read a Book Day: All of your books must have an average of 3.5 or higher rating


message 4: by Nell (last edited Dec 25, 2014 02:13AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF Spooktacular Autumn Challenge
Duration: 9/23 to 12/20/14
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels:
Ghost: 1-2 tasks per category
Vampire: 3 tasks per category
Witch: 4+ tasks per category

Progress:
Books: 16
Categories: 5/6

Category 1 - Fall Colors: √√
Read a a book whose cover is at least 50%:
Red - A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake 10/10/14
Brown - The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay 11/28/14

A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Category 2 - Columbus Day:
Read a book that's 3rd in a series
Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy 11/15/14

Eggsecutive Orders (A White House Chef Mystery, #3) by Julie Hyzy

Category 3 Halloween: √√
Read a book from the paranormal genre
Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey Cates 10/15/14

Read any book where a character is pretending to be someone or something else
A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White 11/22/14

Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #2) by Bailey Cates A Place at the Table A Novel by Susan Rebecca White

Category 4 - Cool Weather: √√√ Vampire
Read a book that is set in fall
Read It and Weep by Jenn McKinlay (& CT) 9/25/14

Read a book from the romance genre
Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson (& black) 10/24/14

Read a book whose title has the letters of C-O-O-L in it
Charms and Chocolate Chips by Bailey Cates 10/20/14

Read It and Weep (Library Lover's Mystery, #4) by Jenn McKinlay Charms and Chocolate Chips (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #3) by Bailey Cates Any Man of Mine (Chinooks Hockey Team, #6) by Rachel Gibson

Category 5 - Thanksgiving: √√√√√ Witch
Read a book set in the US Northeast
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (ME & NY) 12/13/14

Read a book that involves family
Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy 12/16/14

Read a book where food is involved
Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy 11/11/14

Read a book that you are thankful for
The Gifts of Imperfection: by Brené Brown 11/21/14

Read a contemporary book
Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy 11/24/14

Hail to the Chef (A White House Chef Mystery, #2) by Julie Hyzy The Gifts of Imperfection Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery, #4) by Julie Hyzy The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout Fonduing Fathers (A White House Chef Mystery, #6) by Julie Hyzy

Category 6 - Spell Out: √√√ Ghost
Spell out with author, series, or title
P - P.D. James, Death Comes to Pemberley 10/31/14
I - It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake 10/02/14
E - Endless Night by Agatha Christie 10/23/14

It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, #1) by Heather Blake Endless Night by Agatha Christie Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James


message 5: by Nell (last edited Feb 28, 2015 04:09AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF'S Are You Ready For Some Football?! Challenge
Team - Alabama Crimson Tide

Part 1:
➼Read a book who's cover has one or more of your team's colors on it
Crimson - A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake 10/11/14
A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake
White - A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet
Read any book that has sports involved
Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson 10/24/14
Any Man of Mine (Chinooks Hockey Team, #6) by Rachel Gibson

Read any book that has a team like theme, could be a group of characters that work together
Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey Cates 10/15/14
Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #2) by Bailey Cates

Part 2:
Spell out:
➼Your team's name
T - A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan 2/10/15
I - It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake - 10.02.14
D - Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James 10/31/14
E - Endless Night by Agatha Christie 10/23/14

It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, #1) by Heather Blake Endless Night by Agatha Christie Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan


message 6: by Nell (last edited Nov 15, 2014 04:59AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Witches, Vampires, Monsters, Oh My! Challenge
Level: Trick or Treater - 3 'costumes'

1. Witch:
It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake - 10.02.14
A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake - 10.11.14

It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery, #1) by Heather Blake A Witch Before Dying (A Wishcraft Mystery, #2) by Heather Blake

2. Baker/Chef:
Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey Cates 10/15/14
Charms and Chocolate Chips by Bailey Cates 10/20/14

Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #2) by Bailey Cates Charms and Chocolate Chips (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #3) by Bailey Cates

3. Hockey Player:
Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson 10/24/14

Any Man of Mine (Chinooks Hockey Team, #6) by Rachel Gibson


message 7: by Nell (last edited Dec 02, 2014 05:27AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments November Celebration Theme: Thanksgiving

Hail to the Chef (A White House Chef Mystery, #2) by Julie Hyzy Eggsecutive Orders (A White House Chef Mystery, #3) by Julie Hyzy The Gifts of Imperfection Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery, #4) by Julie Hyzy

• Book that takes place during or around Thanksgiving AND
* Book that features food:
Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy 11/11/14

* Books that feature food:
Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy 11/15/14
A Place at the Table: A Novel by Susan Rebecca White 11/22/14
Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy 11/24/14

• Books/Authors that you are thankful for
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown 11/21/14


message 8: by Nell (last edited Sep 11, 2015 01:53PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments ♦TCF - Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015
Level: Did Okay This Year: 4-7 books

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery, #4) by Julie Hyzy Affairs of Steak (A White House Chef Mystery #5) by Julie Hyzy Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy The Map of Lost Memories A Novel by Kim Fay The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout Home of the Braised (A White House Chef Mystery) by Julie Hyzy On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay The Diva Wraps It Up (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #8) by Krista Davis

✪Read any books that are needed to finish any monthly, yearly, seasonal, etc challenge

Yearly:

FWYS: Julie Hyzy, White House Chef series
Buffalo West Wing 11/24/14
Affairs of Steak 12/08/14
Fonduing Fathers 12/16/14

Right to Remain Silent:
Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy 11/24/14
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay 11/28/14
Affairs of Steak by Julie Hyzy 12/08/14
Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy 12/16/14
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Seasonal:
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout 12/13/14

✪Read any book(s) that was released in 2014
Home of the Braised by Julie Hyzy 12/19/14
On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay 12/23/14
The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis 12/28/14

✪Read any book(s) that gets you ready for a new release in 2015
Home of the Braised by Julie Hyzy
The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis


message 9: by Nell (last edited Mar 20, 2015 04:32AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 12/21/14 - 03/19/15♢
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Progress
Books: 22
Categories: 6/6

Levels:
Fireplace: 3 tasks per category
Snowman: 4+ tasks per category

Category 1 - Winter Colors:√√√
Read books whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue - Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson 2/02/15
Murder of a Needled Knitter (A Scumble River Mystery, #17) by Denise Swanson
Gray/Silver - Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy 3/18/15
Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #1) by Annette Dashofy
Red - Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon 1/09/15
Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon

Category 2 - Happy Holidays :√√√√
Read a book with a candle on the cover
The Diva Wraps It Up by Krista Davis 12/28/14
The Diva Wraps It Up (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #8) by Krista Davis
Read any book that leaves you with a good feeling
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 1/04/15

Read a book where family is involved
A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan 2/10/15

Read a book that takes place during the holidays
Murder of a Stacked Librarian by Denise Swanson 1/29/15

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion Murder of a Stacked Librarian (A Scumble River Mystery, #16) by Denise Swanson A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan

Category 3 - New Year :√√√
Read a book by a new to you author
Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon 1/08/15
Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson 1/18/15
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 1/23/15
Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan 1/22/15
A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury 3/01/15
Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy 3/18/15

Read a book that is a new release
Horse of a Different Killer by Laura Morrigan (March 2015) 3/05/15

Read a book from a different genre than you usually read
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (memoir) 3/04/15

Read a book that has the letters N-E-W in the title
Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson 3/14/15

I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai Horse of a Different Killer (Call of the Wilde #3) by Laura Morrigan Dead Between the Lines (A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery) by Denise Swanson

Category 4 - President's Day:√√√√
Read a book with a male lead

Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet 2/25/15

Read a book from the historical genre
A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury 3/01/15

Read a book that has a politician in it
All the President's Menus by Julie Hyzy 1/14/15

Read a book set in the US
Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson 1/25/15

All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery, #8) by Julie Hyzy Murder of the Cat's Meow (A Scumble River Mystery, #15) by Denise Swanson Pagan Spring (A Max Tudor Mystery, #3) by G.M. Malliet A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury

Category 5 - Valentine's Day :√√√√
Read a book from the romance genre
The Search by Nora Roberts 3/08/15

Read a book by an author you love
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet 2/17/15

Read a book that has the letters H-E-A-R-T in the title
Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady 2/08/15

Read a book that's been released in February (any year)
At the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlay (2015) 2/23/15

Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet At the Drop of a Hat (A Hat Shop Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay The Search by Nora Roberts

Category 6 - Spell Out :√√√√
Spell out with author, series, or title
S - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 1/23/15
N - Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson 1/18/15
O - On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay 12/23/14
W - Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan 1/22/15

On Borrowed Time (Library Lover's Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson Woof at the Door (Call of the Wilde #1) by Laura Morrigan The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


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message 11: by Nell (last edited Jan 29, 2015 05:54PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Great Wall Marathon - 5,164 steps into history
Duration: one month
Progress: 5,488/5,164 steps
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon All the President's Menus (A White House Chef Mystery, #8) by Julie Hyzy Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson Woof at the Door (Call of the Wilde #1) by Laura Morrigan The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Murder of the Cat's Meow (A Scumble River Mystery, #15) by Denise Swanson

Each book in this section will take you 162 steps:
Read any 200+ page book you'd like.
Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan 1/22/15
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 1/23/15
Read a book that is mostly red on the cover.
Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon 1/09/15

Each book in this section will take you 1,291 steps:
Read a book with a doctor or nurse as a main character.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 1/04/15
Read a book that has less than 50 reviews here on goodreads.
All the President's Menus by Julie Hyzy (12 reviews) 1/14/15
Night She Died, The by Dorothy Simpson (13 reviews) 1/18/15
Murder of the Cat's Meow by Denise Swanson (46 reviews) 1/25/15


message 12: by Nell (last edited Mar 04, 2015 06:55AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Seeing Red
Progress: 6
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels: Redhot: 4-6 books

Categories:
Red Dawn: Read any book that takes place during war or has a huge battle in it
A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury 3/01/15

Red Headed Stepchild: Read a book with a character that's an outcast
Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady 2/08/15

Red Rover: Read any book where a character has a dog
A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan 2/10/15

Red Cross: Read any book where a disaster happens
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai 3/03/15

Red Lobster: Read any book that takes place near the ocean/sea
Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson 2/02/15

Red Roof Inn: Read any book where the characters stay at a hotel, motel, inn, etc.
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet 2/17/15

Murder of a Needled Knitter (A Scumble River Mystery, #17) by Denise Swanson Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai


message 13: by Nell (last edited Feb 26, 2015 03:02AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Bota Bota Ice Canoe Race
Duration: Feb 1 - 28, 2015
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

To go 8 kilometers to the Promenade du Vieux-port, choose one:
Read a book published in 2015

At the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlay 2/23/15
Read a book where a character can speak French
Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet 2/25/15

To go 2 kilometers to the Bickerdike Dock, choose one:
Read any 200+ page book you'd like

A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan 2/10/15
Read a book with snow or ice on the cover
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet 2/17/15

To go 3 kilometers to the La Ville Imaginaire, choose one:
Read a book with no people on the cover

Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady 2/08/15

To go 4 kilometers back to the Clock Tower (finish line):
Read a book where a significant amount of time is spent on a boat or ship

Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson 2/02/15

Murder of a Needled Knitter (A Scumble River Mystery, #17) by Denise Swanson Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet At the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlay Pagan Spring (A Max Tudor Mystery, #3) by G.M. Malliet


message 14: by Nell (last edited Mar 18, 2015 03:38AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Happily Single in February 2015
ANTI-VALENTINE'S CHALLENGE:

Level: Married to My Self: 6

1. Divorced/Widowed character: Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady 2/08/15
2. Shero is single: A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan 2/10/15
3. Hero is single: A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet 2/17/15
4. Character Swore off Love: At the Drop of a Hat by Jenn McKinlay 2/23/15
5. Hero is single: Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet 2/25/15
6. Character Swore off Love: A Bicycle Built For Murder by Kate Kingsbury 3/01/15

Rebel Without a Cake (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #5) by Jacklyn Brady A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2) by Laura Morrigan A Fatal Winter (A Max Tudor Mystery, #2) by G.M. Malliet At the Drop of a Hat (A Hat Shop Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay Pagan Spring (A Max Tudor Mystery, #3) by G.M. Malliet A Bicycle Built For Murder (Manor House Mysteries, #1) by Kate Kingsbury


message 15: by Nell (last edited Jul 13, 2015 04:11AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF'S Spring Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 3/20/15 - 6/20/15♢
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Chick: 1-2 tasks per category

Progress
Books: 14
Categories: 5/6

Category 1 - Spring Colors :√√
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Purple - Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase 4/24/15
Last Night's Scandal (Carsington Brothers #5) by Loretta Chase
Blue - Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson (e-book) 5/25/15
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery, #17) by Victoria Thompson

Category 2 - Easter:√√
Read any book that starts with one of the letters in EASTER
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris 4/03/15

Read a book where the character likes to eat chocolate
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis 6/14/15

Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9) by Krista Davis

Category 3 - Earth Day :√√√
Read a book that is either an e-book or an audio
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile 5/07/15
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran
Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson
Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis

Read a book that has the letters E-A-R-T-H in the title
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran (& e-book) 3/30/15

Read any book with a character that recycles or is "green"
Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris 3/22/15

Tagged for Death (A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery, 1) by Sherry Harris Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran

Category 4 - Mother's Day :√√√
Read a book with a Mom in it
Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson 4/12/15

Read a book that has the letters M-O-M in the title (doesn't have to be consecutive)
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase 4/22/15

Read a book published in May (any year)
Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson (2014) - 4/14/15

Murder in Chelsea (Gaslight Mystery, #15) by Victoria Thompson Murder in Murray Hill (Gaslight Mystery, #16) by Victoria Thompson

Category 5 - Spring Cleaning:√
Read a book that's been on your TBR for over 3 months
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris 4/03/15
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase 4/22/15
Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase 4/24/15
Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae 6/04/15
A Fool and His Honey by Charlaine Harris

Read a book by a new to you author
Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris 3/22/15
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran 3/30/15
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile 5/07/15

Read a book that's a new release and a series' most current edition
Dying for a Cupcake: A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson 4/10/15

Dying for a Cupcake A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson Mr. Impossible (Carsington Brothers, #2) by Loretta Chase

Category 6 - Spell Out:√√√√
Spell out with author, series, or title

C - Cricket McRae, Heaven Preserve Us 6/04/15
L - Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae 5/18/15
E -
A - Agatha Christie, Poirot Loses a Client 5/02/15
N - Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar 5/07/15

Poirot Loses a Client by Agatha Christie Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile Lye in Wait (Home Crafting Mystery, #1) by Cricket McRae Heaven Preserve Us (Home Crafting Mystery, #2) by Cricket McRae


message 16: by Nell (last edited Jan 18, 2016 06:36AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments April [to June] Challenge - Foreman Jenne
I Was a Fool Not to Read This!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Medium: 4-6 books
Progress: 10

Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris Dying for a Cupcake A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson Murder in Chelsea (Gaslight Mystery, #15) by Victoria Thompson Mr. Impossible (Carsington Brothers, #2) by Loretta Chase Last Night's Scandal (Carsington Brothers #5) by Loretta Chase Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery, #17) by Victoria Thompson Heaven Preserve Us (Home Crafting Mystery, #2) by Cricket McRae The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9) by Krista Davis The Precious One A Novel by Marisa de los Santos

The How To's:
❊Read any book who's average rating is 4.0 or higher
Dying for a Cupcake: A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson (4.28) 4/10/15
Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson (4.18) 4/12/15
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson (4.20) 5/25/15
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis (4.53) 6/14/15

❊Read any book that's been turned into either a movie or TV show
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris (HMM) 4/03/15
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile (OWN) 5/07/15

❊Read any book that's been rated over 3,000 times here on GR
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris (15,640) 4/03/15
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase (3,742) 4/22/15
A Fool and His Honey by Charlaine Harris (8,508)

❊Read any popular new release from this year.
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos (March) 6/25/15

❊Read a book that's been on your TBR for over 6 months
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase 4/22/15

❊Read a book that's been on your TBR for over a year
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris 4/03/15
Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase 4/24/15
Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae 6/04/15


message 17: by Nell (last edited Aug 29, 2015 03:53AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Snakes and Ladders - DONE
Level: Champion
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...



First roll #4: Space 4 - last in a series √
Dying for a Cupcake by Denise Swanson
Dying for a Cupcake A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Denise Swanson

Second roll #5: Space 9 - Female protagonist √
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Third roll #7: Space 16 - Family matters √
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos
The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos

Fourth roll #8: Space 24 - Award winning √
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash - Gold Dagger
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Fifth roll #12: Space 30 - FREE SPACE √
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare


message 18: by Nell (last edited Jun 02, 2015 04:35AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF Memorial May Challenge
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Progress: 2

Rank: Lieutenant: 1-2 books

Soldiers, your Orders are:

❊Read a book where someone dies or funeral is attended
Poirot Loses a Client by Agatha Christie 5/02/15
Poirot Loses a Client by Agatha Christie

❊Read a book where someone dies or funeral is attended
❊Read a book that has a war or just had a war (Spanish-American War)
❊Read a book set in the 1800s

Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson 5/25/15
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery, #17) by Victoria Thompson


message 19: by Nell (last edited Jul 10, 2015 05:20AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Toss back to the 80's TV


Levels:
Easy: 4 or less tasks

Tasks:
The A-Team ~ Read a book whose author's first, middle, or last name starts with A
Agatha Christie, Dumb Witness (& tv)
Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot, #16) by Agatha Christie
Bosom Buddies ~ Read a book where someone is pretending to be something they're not
Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae 6/04/15
Heaven Preserve Us (Home Crafting Mystery, #2) by Cricket McRae
Cagney and Lacey ~ Read a book that has a character in law enforcement
Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae 6/04/15
Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae 5/18/15

Spencer for Hire ~ Read any book that's been made into a TV show
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile 5/07/15
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Who's the Boss? ~ Read a book with an "unusual arrangement"
Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae 5/18/15
Lye in Wait (Home Crafting Mystery, #1) by Cricket McRae


message 20: by Nell (last edited Jul 10, 2015 05:23AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Mellow Yellow Challenge:
Progress: 2
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels:
Banana: 3 or less books

Tasks:
Yellow Pages: Read a book where the characters are looking for someone
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini: Read any book that takes place during the summer
Yellow Brick Road: Read a book with a brick structure on the cover
Yellowbellied: Read a book with a coward
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis 6/14/15

Yellow Caution Tape: Read a murder mystery
Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae 6/04/15
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis 6/14/15

Heaven Preserve Us (Home Crafting Mystery, #2) by Cricket McRae The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #9) by Krista Davis


message 21: by Nell (last edited Sep 27, 2015 04:35AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF'S Summer Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 6/21/15 - 09/22/15♢
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels:
Sunscreen: 1-2 tasks per category

Progress
Books: 13
Categories: 6/6

Category 1 - Summer Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue - Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns 8/31/15
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Red - Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare 8/22/15
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare

Category 2 - Happy Independence Day:
Read a book that has red, white & blue on the cover

The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris 9/23/15
The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
Read any book that's the 4th published work of an author
The Precious One: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos 6/25/15

The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos

Category 3 - Back to School:
Read a book who's author's last name starts with any letter in SCHOOL
Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson 9/10/15

Read a book that's in the top 10 of any listopia
The Deep End by Julie Mulhern (Best Beach Reads) 7/27/15

The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1) by Julie Mulhern Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson

Category 4 - Hot Weather:
Read a book that takes place during the summer
Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington 7/04/15

Read a book that has the letters H-O-T in the title
The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi 9/05/15

Buried in a Book (Novel Idea, #1) by Lucy Arlington The Outsmarting of Criminals A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi

Category 5 - Vacation Time:
Read a book who's title starts with any of the letters in VACATION
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash 8/08/15 (& travel)

Read a book that's been released in July or August of any year
The Bloody Tower by Carola Dunn 8/01/15

The Bloody Tower (Daisy Dalrymple, #16) by Carola Dunn This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Category 6 - Spell Out:
Spell out with author, series, or title
T - Josephine Tey, The Franchise Affair 7/10/15
A - Amory Ames mystery by Ashley Weaver, Murder at the Brightwell (& beach & travel) 7/19/15
N - Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas 9/16/15

The Franchise Affair (Inspector Alan Grant, #3) by Josephine Tey Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas


message 22: by Nell (last edited Sep 22, 2016 03:48AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Notorious August
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Medium
Progress: 4

The Bloody Tower (Daisy Dalrymple, #16) by Carola Dunn This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

Augusts:
➸August Ferdinand Möbius 1790-1868, mathematician: ➸Möbius strip ~ Read any book that's in dead tree format
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns 8/31/15

➸August Schellenberg 1936-, actor: New World ~ Read a book set in a country that you've never visited or lived in
Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare 8/22/15

➸August Gailit 1891-1960, poet: Toomas Nipernaadi ~ Read any book with a liar, cheater, con man, player
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash 8/08/15

➸August Wilhelm Hupel 1737-1819, non-fiction author: Estonian Medical Textbook ~ Read any book with a doctor or a nurse in it
The Bloody Tower by Carola Dunn 8/01/15


message 23: by Nell (last edited Jan 18, 2016 06:35AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Branded by The Pages:
Duration: 3 months from Oct 6, 2015
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Occasional Consumer = 10 brands
Progress: 8/10

Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery #1) by Krista Davis Murder of an Open Book A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2) by Krista Davis A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2) by Carolyn Hart Destiny's Surrender (Destiny's, #2) by Beverly Jenkins Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal

The Brands:
Adidas – Read a book where at least once in the book someone was exercising.
Murder of an Open Book: A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson 10/15/15

Batman – Read a book about superheroes.
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts 10/26/15

History Channel – Read a Historical novel.
A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch 11/22/15

MTV – Read a book that's MC is a singer or a dancer; or that at least has one scene in the book where he or she was singing.
Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart (& McD) 12/25/15

Playboy – Read a book that MC has a job where she or he has to wear little [scanty] clothing
Destiny's Surrender by Beverly Jenkins 12/26/15

Target – Read a book where MC is a target.
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15

Whiskas – Read a book about a cat lover
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis 11/05/15

World Wide Fund for Nature – Read a book whose MC saved some kind of animal.
Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis 10/06/15


message 24: by Nell (last edited Oct 27, 2016 11:34AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments New York New York
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Progress: 14/18

Central Park: Read any book with a form of plant life on the cover (roses)
The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi
The Outsmarting of Criminals (Miss Felicity Prim, #1) by Steven Rigolosi

Empire State Building: Read any book that's over 500 pages

Statue of Liberty: Read a book set in France
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 5/07/16
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Rockefeller Center: Read a book with a male author or a book from a male's POV
A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch 11/22/15
A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch
Times Square: Read a book that's the last in a series or the most current release
The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris 9/23/15
The Longest Yard Sale (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #2) by Sherry Harris
Grand Central Terminal: Read a book where the characters travel at some point in the story
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas 9/16/15
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
Ellis Island: Read a book that's set in a different country than the one you live in
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole 1/23/16
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
September 11th Memorial: Read a book that features a character in the military, law enforcement or a firefighter
Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson 9/10/15
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts 10/26/15
Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

Coney Island: Read a YA/NA book

Radio City Music Hall: Read a book with a character that's in the entertainment industry
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis 11/05/15
Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis
Madison Square Garden: Read a book with an athlete
Murder of an Open Book: A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson 10/15/15
Murder of an Open Book (A Scumble River Mystery, #18) by Denise Swanson

Brooklyn Bridge: Read a book with a bridge on the cover

St. Patrick's Cathedral: Read a gothic book
The Heaven of Mercury by Brad Watson
The Heaven of Mercury by Brad Watson

Carnegie Hall: Read a book with a musician
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16
Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews
Chrysler Building: Read a book with a vehicle on the cover
Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown 2/13/16
Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #4) by Duffy Brown

Little Italy: Read a book set in Italy or with an Italian character

Plaza Hotel: Read a book where the characters stay at a hotel
Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis 10/06/15
Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis
Chinatown: Read a book set in China or with a Chinese character
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu 5/21/16
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery #2) by Ovidia Yu


message 25: by Nell (last edited Dec 21, 2016 05:26AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Snakes and Ladders Round 2 - DONE!
Level: Overachiever
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...



First roll #2: Space 2 - Murder √
Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson
Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson

Second roll #5: Space 7 - Foreign land√
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

Thrid roll #5 - Space 12 - Uncommon genre √
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole

Fourth roll #5 - Space 17 - Snake! ↓ Space 4 - Last in series√
Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown
Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #4) by Duffy Brown

Fifth roll #5 - Space 9 - Female protagonist√
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15) by Alexander McCall Smith

Sixth roll #3 - Space 12 - Uncommon genre √
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Seventh roll #4 - Space 16 - Family matters√
Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron
Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2) by Ellen Byron

Eighth roll #6 - Space 22 - Three word title√
The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet
The Haunted Season (A Max Tudor Mystery, #5) by G.M. Malliet

Ninth roll #4 - Space 26 - Small town√
The Witness by Nora Roberts
The Witness by Nora Roberts

Tenth roll #2 - Space 28 - Six months on TBR√
Death of a Prankster by M.C. Beaton
Death of a Prankster (Hamish Macbeth, #7) by M.C. Beaton

Eleventh round #5 - Space 30 - FREE SPACE Any book √
Die Job by Lila Dare
Die Job (Southern Beauty Shop, #3) by Lila Dare


message 26: by Nell (last edited Sep 30, 2015 06:38PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TLC September Challenge
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Points: 7

Level: ☀Advanced: 7-9 points

Rules
⚘1 point per book read that matches a category
⚘A book may apply to more than one category (can get more than 1 point per book)
⚘You may use a category more than once (althugh only once per book)
⚘You may count re-reads as long as you re-read the entire book

Read a book that has flowers on the front of it
The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi
Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson
Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis
The Outsmarting of Criminals A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim by Steven Rigolosi Six Feet Under by Dorothy Simpson +2

Read a book that has a photograph on the cover
Read a book that has a character that is in the medical field
Read a book that has a character that is a teacher/professor or a student
Read a book in which a war is waged
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas +4

Read a book that has blue/sapphire color on the cover
The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris +1


message 27: by Nell (last edited Oct 22, 2016 12:40PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TLC What to Read Next - Use the Readers Also Enjoyed Feature
Duration: one year from October 6, 2015
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Dogeared: 10

Cozy Mystery Series: Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris √√√
Tagged for Death (A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery, 1) by Sherry Harris Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis Killer in Crinolines (A Consignment Shop Mystery Book 2) by Duffy Brown Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune Mystery, #1) by Dawn Eastman Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates The Diva Serves High Tea (Domestic Diva, #10) by Krista Davis Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) by Laura Morrigan That Old Flame of Mine (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery, #1) by J.J. Cook
1. Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis (Paws & Claws)√
2. Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown (Consignment Shop)√√√√
3. That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade) √
4. Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman (Family Fortune)√√
5. Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates (Magical Bake Shop) √
6. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis (Domestic Diva) √
7. Take the Monkey and Run by Laura Morrigan (Call of the Wilde) √

Historical Mystery: Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver√√
Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood
1. Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (Maggie Hope) √
2. Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Royal Spyness) √√
3. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (Phryne Fisher) √√


message 28: by Nell (last edited Apr 10, 2017 05:17PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TLC Back to School Challenge
Duration: From September 2015 to
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

High School: 10-12 subjects
College: 13-15 subjects

Progress:
Books = 25
Subjects = 11

Reading
♦Read any fiction book

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith
Read any non-fiction book
The Way of Forgiveness by D. Patrick Miller
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15) by Alexander McCall Smith The Way of Forgiveness Letting Go, Easing Stress, and Building Strength by D. Patrick Miller

Mathematics
♦Read a book with a number in the title

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer 6/19/16
Read a book that is part of a series
Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis
Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis One Small Step Can Change Your Life The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer

Chemistry
♦Read a book with a witch/wizard/alchemist

Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates
Read a romance
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates

Biology
♦Read a book with a doctor
Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer
♦Read a book with a shapeshifter

Lowcountry Bordello (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #4) by Susan M. Boyer

Political Science/Government
♦Read a book with a lawyer

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
Read a book with a law enforcement officer
Murder of an Open Book by Denise Swanson
Murder of an Open Book (A Scumble River Mystery, #18) by Denise Swanson The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

Acting/Drama
♦Read a book that has been made into a movie

Read a book with an actor
Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown
Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #4) by Duffy Brown

Choir/Band
♦Read a book with a professional singer

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany
Read a book with a character who plays an instrument
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews

Writing
♦Read a book with a writer/author

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Read a new to you author
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Physical Education
♦Read a book involving sports

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
Read a book with an athletic looking person on the cover
Destiny's Surrender by Beverly Jenkins
Destiny's Surrender (Destiny's, #2) by Beverly Jenkins Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2) by Tessa Dare

American History
♦Read a book set in the USA

♦Read a book that takes place during the Civil War or a western


History
♦Read a historical book

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen
Read a book where the main characters have a history together
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen

Art
♦ Read a book with an artist

The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
Read a book with a cover that is a work of art
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Longest Yard Sale (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #2) by Sherry Harris The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Computer Science
♦Read a sci-fi book

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Read a book where a character uses a computer
Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer
Lowcountry Boneyard (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #3) by Susan M. Boyer Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Lunch/Recess
♦Read a book involving food

Read a guilty pleasure
Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins
Destiny's Embrace (Destiny's, #1) by Beverly Jenkins

Detention
♦ Read a book with a bad boy/girl

The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis
Read a book involving a crime
Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews
Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow, #15) by Donna Andrews


message 29: by Nell (last edited Oct 08, 2016 05:05AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF's Fall Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 9/23/15 - 12/20/15♢
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Candy Corn: 1-2 tasks per category

Progress
Books: 13
Categories: 6/6

Category 1 - Fall Colors:√√
Orange
- Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts 10/26/15
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Brown - Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer (& fall) 11/12/15
Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3) by Susan M. Boyer

Category 2 - Harvest Season:√√
Read a book set on a farm

Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews 12/20/15
Read a book involving a family business
Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis 10/06/15
Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow, #15) by Donna Andrews

Category 3 - Halloween:√√
Read a book where someone dies

Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton 11/29/15
Read a book set (at least partially) on Halloween
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis 11/05/15
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery, #2) by Krista Davis Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth, #6) by M.C. Beaton

Category 4 - Cool Weather:√√
Read a book that is set during fall

A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch 11/22/15
Read a book from the romance genre
Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins 12/21/15
A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #4) by Charles Finch Destiny's Embrace (Destiny's, #1) by Beverly Jenkins

Category 5 - Thanksgiving:√√
Read a book set in the US

Murder of an Open Book by Denise Swanson 10/15/15
Read a book released in November (of any year)
Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer (2015) 11/18/15
Murder of an Open Book (A Scumble River Mystery, #18) by Denise Swanson Lowcountry Bordello (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #4) by Susan M. Boyer

Category 6 - Spell Out: √√√√
Spell out with author, series, or title
C - Carolyn Hart, Ghost at Work (& Oct & paranormal) 11/28/15
O - The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
R - Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany 12/05/15
N - Nora Roberts, Chasing Fire* 10/26/15

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth, #1) by Carolyn Hart Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson


message 30: by Nell (last edited Nov 28, 2015 02:59AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Ducks in a Row
From: October to November
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Rules: Read books from the same series or ‘mix-n-match’ – as long as it was at least three in a row... There can NOT be more than three from the same series...

#1 - Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis (Paws & Claws) 10/06/15
#2 - The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis (Paws & Claws) 11/05/15
#3 - Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer (Liz Talbot) 11/12/15
#4 - Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer (Liz Talbot) 11/18/15

Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery #1) by Krista Davis The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2) by Krista Davis Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3) by Susan M. Boyer Lowcountry Bordello (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #4) by Susan M. Boyer


message 31: by Nell (last edited Jan 11, 2016 04:45AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Defeat Your Fears: DONE
Duration: 3 months
From Oct 6 to Jan 6
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Kinda cowardly: 6-10 phobias √
Progress: 10/10

The Phobias:
Anthophobia (Fear of flowers) – Read a book with flower(s) on the cover.
Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis 10/06/15
Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery #1) by Krista Davis
Chlorophobia (Fear of the color green) – Read a book with green cover.
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
Hylophobia (Fear of wood, forests, or trees) – Read a book that is set in a forest.
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts 10/26/15
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
Koinoniphobia (Fear of shared spaces) – Read a book with MC who lives with a roommate.
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal
Pentheraphobia (Fear of your mother in law) – Read a book with MC’s (ex) mother in law in it.
Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer 11/18/15
Lowcountry Bordello (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #4) by Susan M. Boyer
Phasmophobia (Fear of ghosts or phantoms) – Read a book with ghosts in it.
Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer 11/12/15
Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3) by Susan M. Boyer
Pogonophobia (Fear of beards) – Read a book with MC who has a beard.
A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch (& rain scene) 11/22/15
A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #4) by Charles Finch
Porphyrophobia (Fear of the color purple) – Read a book with purple cover.
Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews 12/20/15
Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow, #15) by Donna Andrews
Thalassophobia (Fear of the sea, ocean) – Read a book where MC lives next to/ in an ocean or sea.
Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton 11/29/15
Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth, #6) by M.C. Beaton
Tokophobia (Fear of childbirth or pregnancy) – Read a book with children; or pregnancies.
Murder of an Open Book: A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson 10/15/15
Murder of an Open Book A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson


message 32: by Nell (last edited Nov 17, 2015 06:10AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TLC Halloween Trivia Challenge
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

LEVEL 4-6: Frightening
Progress: 4

Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery #1) by Krista Davis Murder of an Open Book A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2) by Krista Davis

CATEGORIES:
32. Read any book that has a crime committed in it
Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis 10/06/15

37. Read a book from a series that is really long - has 10 or more books in the series
33 Read any book that has a crime committed in it
Murder of an Open Book: A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson (#18) 10/15/15

26. Read a book that has fire on the cover
9. Read a book that is 400+ pages
15. Read a book with an orange or a black cover
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts 10/26/15

2. Read a book with a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern on the cover
27. Read a book where a character disguises him/herself in some way
28, 29, 30 Read any book with a Halloween theme OR Halloween scene
35. Read a book that has a ghost in it.
17. Read a book in which an MC owns a cat
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis 11/05/15


message 33: by Nell (last edited Jan 11, 2016 04:23AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day - DONE
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Abandon All Hope and Get a New Fridge!: 10+ books
Progress: 12

Tasks:
Cheese and Dairy

Shredded Cheese: Read a book with an aged character, or one that refers to a character as hard in some way
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16
Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews
Milk: Read a book with a young child in it
Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart 11/28/15
Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth, #1) by Carolyn Hart

Condiments
Barbecue sauce: Read a book set in the Southern United States
Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer 11/18/15
Lowcountry Bordello (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #4) by Susan M. Boyer
Dill pickle spears: Read a book with a green cover
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
Hot sauce: Read a book with an Hispanic character, or read an erotic novel
Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins 12/21/15
Destiny's Embrace (Destiny's, #1) by Beverly Jenkins
Ketchup: Read a book with a red cover or a book where someone eats a burger and fries with Ketchup
Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart (& aged character) 12/25/15
Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2) by Carolyn Hart
Soy/Teriyaki sauce: Read a book with a “salty” character like a pirate, sea fisherman, or boat owner
Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton 11/29/15
Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth, #6) by M.C. Beaton
Yellow or Dijon mustard: Read a book with a yellow or brown cover
Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer 11/12/15
Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3) by Susan M. Boyer
Worcestershire sauce: Read a book set in England
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal

Produce
Carrots: Read a book with an orange or purple cover
A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch 11/22/15
A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch

Miscellaneous
Bacon or bacon bits : Read a book where the characters eat breakfast
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis 11/05/15
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2) by Krista Davis
Yeast: Read a book where a character bakes or eats fresh bread
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany 12/05/15
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany


message 34: by Nell (last edited Dec 13, 2015 11:03AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TLC Get Your Kicks on Route 66 - DONE
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Book Points = 8
Nov Pub'n 3 x 3 = 9
Book in each state category +8
Total pts = 25

Level: 16+ King Queen of the Road

Categories:

Illinois
First book in a series AND new to you author
Book with a tourist theme/location

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany 12/05/15
+ Nov pub'n
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany

Missouri
Book that is a historical

A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch 11/22/15
+ Nov pub'n
A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch

Kansas
Book where a murder takes place AND or a book that has a bordello AND prostitute as a theme/character

Lowcountry Bordello by Susan M. Boyer 11/18/15
+ Nov pub'n
Lowcountry Bordello (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #4) by Susan M. Boyer

Oklahoma
Book set in Oklahoma

Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart 11/28/15
Ghost at Work (Bailey Ruth, #1) by Carolyn Hart

Texas
Book that has an artist who uses paint as a medium AND or a character that drives a Cadillac.

Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer 11/12/15
Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3) by Susan M. Boyer

New Mexico
Book where a character works in or stays in a motel/hotel

The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis 11/05/15
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery #2) by Krista Davis

Arizona
Book where a character takes a road trip

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

California
Book has a character that works in or visits a bar/pub

Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton 11/29/15
Death of a Snob (Hamish Macbeth, #6) by M.C. Beaton


message 35: by Nell (last edited Jan 11, 2016 04:28AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF Foreman - Best Selling Toys Challenge DONE
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Progress:
Books: 9
Toys: 13

Read as many or as few as you want.
You can read 1 of each, or a lot of some.
Re-reads are okay. No page limit.

1961 Slip N' Slide - read a book that happens in the summertime
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15

1965 See 'n' Say - read a book where a character doesn't keep a secret
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
Rule of Three by Kelly Jamieson 12/25/15
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15

1965 Operation game - read a book with a doctor or nurse
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16

1996 Tickle-Me Elmo - read a book with a red cover
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16
Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews

1967 Lite Brite - read a book with typographical errors
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson (ARC) 12/13/15

1971 Mastermind game - read a book a very smart person
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15

1972 Uno card game - read a book that is first in a series
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany 12/05/15
Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins 12/21/15
Rule of Three by Kelly Jamieson 12/25/15
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15

1975 Othello game - read a book where a character changes sides
Destiny's Surrender by Beverly Jenkins 12/26/15
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15

1983 My Little Pony - read a book with a cowboy or cowgirl
Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins 12/21/15

1986 Pound Puppies - read a book where someone has to be rescued
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
Destiny's Surrender by Beverly Jenkins 12/26/15
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15

1992 Barney plush toy - read a book that has a purple or green cover
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews 12/20/15

1997 Tamagotchi - read a book with a needy character
Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart 12/25/15
Destiny's Surrender by Beverly Jenkins 12/26/15

2000 Razor scooter - read a book where someone gets injured
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany 12/05/15
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson 12/13/15
Destiny's Surrender by Beverly Jenkins 12/26/15
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow, #15) by Donna Andrews Destiny's Embrace (Destiny's, #1) by Beverly Jenkins Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2) by Carolyn Hart Rule of Three (Rule of Three, #1) by Kelly Jamieson Destiny's Surrender (Destiny's, #2) by Beverly Jenkins Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal


message 36: by Nell (last edited Oct 08, 2016 05:07AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Ducks in a Row Mini-Challenge (Dec-Jan)
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


#15 Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews (Meg Langslow) 12/20/15
#16 Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews (Meg Langslow) 1/09/16
#17 The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews (Meg Langslow) 1/18/16
#18 The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews (Meg Langslow) 1/23/16

Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow, #15) by Donna Andrews Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (Meg Langslow, #17) by Donna Andrews The Nightingale Before Christmas A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries) by Donna Andrews


message 37: by Nell (last edited May 16, 2016 05:28AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF Winter Challenge
Duration: Dec 21 2015 to March 21, 2016
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Level: Flurries: 3 Tasks Per Category

Progress
Books: 20
Categories: 5

Category 1: Winter Colors √√√
Blue - A Radical Departure by Lia Matera 3/10/16
A Radical Departure (Willa Jansson, #2) by Lia Matera
Red - Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16
Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews
Gold -Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman 3/18/16
Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman

Category 2: Happy Holidays √√√
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays

Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart 12/25/15

Read a book where family plays an important part
Destiny's Surrender by Beverly Jenkins 12/26/15

Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal
When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare 2/22/16

Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2) by Carolyn Hart Destiny's Surrender (Destiny's, #2) by Beverly Jenkins When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3) by Tessa Dare

Category 3: Valentine’s Day√√√
Read a book with a pink cover

Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown 2/05/16
Pearls and Poison (Consignment Shop Mystery #3) by Duffy Brown
Read a book by an author you love
Donna Andrews, The Good, the Bad, and the Emus 1/18/16

Read a book published in February
A Root Awakening by Kate Collins 1/27/16

The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (Meg Lanslow, #17) by Donna Andrews A Root Awakening (A Flower Shop Mystery #16) by Kate Collins

Category 4: Mardi Gras√√√
Read a book with a purple or gold cover

Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown 1/31/16
Killer in Crinolines (A Consignment Shop Mystery) by Duffy Brown
Read a book with a necklace on the cover
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith 2/18/16
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15) by Alexander McCall Smith
Read a book where people dress up in costumes or masks
Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates 2/29/16

Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates

Category 5: St. Patrick’s Day√√√√
Read a book with a green cover

The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews 1/23/16

Read a book with an Irish character
Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/29/15

Read a book where someone drinks a lot
Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown 2/13/16

Read a book published in March (any year)
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole 1/23/16

Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole The Nightingale Before Christmas (Meg Lanslow, #18) by Donna Andrews Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #4) by Duffy Brown

Category 6: Spell Out√√√√
Spell Out with Author, Series or Title
F - Family Fortune Mystery, Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman 3/06/16
R - Rule of Three by Kelly Jamieson 12/26/15
O -
S - Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare 2/19/16
T - Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me 1/13/16

Rule of Three (Rule of Three, #1) by Kelly Jamieson Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2) by Tessa Dare Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune Mystery, #1) by Dawn Eastman


message 38: by Nell (last edited Dec 13, 2016 04:35AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF Goodreads Recommends Challenge
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels:
Curious: 1 - 2 books
Need ideas: 3 - 4 books

Readers Also Enjoyed:

January:
Merry, Merry Ghost
Duck the Halls

Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2) by Carolyn Hart -> Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews

February:
Murder, She Barked
Killer in Crinolines

Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis -> Killer in Crinolines (Consignment Shop Mystery #2) by Duffy Brown

March:
Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates -> Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune Mystery, #1) by Dawn Eastman + Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman

May - June - July:
All Murders Final! (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #3) by Sherry Harris -> Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #3) by Barbara Ross + Guaranteed to Bleed (The Country Club Murders #2) by Julie Mulhern + Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern

July:
Crushed Velvet (A Material Witness Mystery #2) by Diane Vallere -> Threaded for Trouble (Threadville Mystery, #2) by Janet Bolin + Thread and Buried (Threadville Mystery, #3) by Janet Bolin

August:
Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) by Laura Morrigan <- Plantation Shudders (Cajun Country Mystery, #1) by Ellen Byron

September:
Death Wears a Mask (Amory Ames Mystery, #2) by Ashley Weaver -> Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen + Malice at the Palace (Her Royal Spyness, #9) by Rhys Bowen

October:
That Old Flame of Mine (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery, #1) by J.J. Cook -> Pleating for Mercy (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery, #1) by Melissa Bourbon

November
Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies, #1) by Kylie Logan Caught Read-Handed (A Read 'Em and Eat Mystery #2) by Terrie Farley Moran Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2) by Ellen Byron

December:
A Fitting End (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #2) by Melissa Bourbon Die Job (Southern Beauty Shop, #3) by Lila Dare


message 39: by Nell (last edited Mar 17, 2017 02:31AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments 2016 is Sweet Sixteen
Duration : Jan. 1 - Mar 24, 2016 = 16/16
August 8, 2016 = 32/16
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Progress: 41/16
Page limit : 175 pages

Just the right age to:
Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole Killer in Crinolines (A Consignment Shop Mystery Book 2) by Duffy Brown Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #4) by Duffy Brown When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3) by Tessa Dare Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood All Murders Final! (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #3) by Sherry Harris Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mystery, #1) by Allyson K. Abbott A Fitting End (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #2) by Melissa Bourbon A Burial at Sea (Charles Lenox Mysteries #5) by Charles Finch

get an adult job - read a book where someone is fired
Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown 1/31/16

get a driver's license - read a book with a car on the cover
Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown 2/13/16

drop out of school - read a book where someone makes a bad decision
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood 3/24/16

get married with parental consent - read a book with a wedding
When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare 2/22/16

drink alcohol - read a book where someone drinks alcohol
Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott 5/09/16

donate blood - read a book with blood on the cover
A Fitting End by Melissa Bourbon 12/10/16

obtain a passport - read a book where someone travels out of their country
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole 1/23/16 (& internet)

join the Armed Forces in the UK - read a book with a military person
All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris 5/01/16

Vote in Austria and Nicaragua - read a book with a politician
A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch 1/09/17

Sixteen in music:
The Nightingale Before Christmas A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries Book 18) by Donna Andrews Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune Mystery, #1) by Dawn Eastman Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen A Demon Summer (Max Tudor #4) by G.M. Malliet The Diva Serves High Tea (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #10) by Krista Davis One Hot Murder (Victoria Square, #3) by Lorraine Bartlett Fellowship of Fear (Gideon Oliver, #1) by Aaron Elkins The Witness by Nora Roberts

"Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" by Neil Sedaka - read a book where someone has a birthday
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis 6/14/16

"The Sixteen", an English choir and orchestra - read a book with a British character
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen 4/08/16

You're Sixteen" by Johnny Burnette - read a book with a main character named John
Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins 11/27/16

Sixteen, a band from Poland - read a book set in Europe
A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet 6/03/16

"Sweet Sixteen" by Hilary Duff - read a book with a blonde character
Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman 3/06/16

"U16 Girls" by Travis - read a book with a number in the title
One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett 6/26/16

"Sixteen" by Demon Hunter - read a paranormal book
Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates 2/29/16

"Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry - read a best seller
The Witness by Nora Roberts 12/03/16

"16", a song by Green Day - read a book with a green cover
The Nightingale Before Christmas: by Donna Andrews 1/23/16

In sports sixteen :
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15) by Alexander McCall Smith Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood Foul Play at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #2) by Laura Alden Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice

NFL regular season games - read a book set in the Fall
Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman 3/18/16

Teams qualified for FIFA World Cup finals - read a book that starts with a 'F'
Foul Play at the PTA by Laura Alden 4/25/16

FIFA Women's World Cup Finals teams - read a book with a cup on the cover
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith 2/18/16

NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers - read a book with a fast driver
Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood 4/10/16

Super Rugby regular season - read a book published in 2011
Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West 8/30/16

Peyton Manning's number at the University of Tennessee - read a book where someone attends college
Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice 9/24/16

Other sixteens:
Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (Meg Langslow, #17) by Donna Andrews A Root Awakening (A Flower Shop Mystery #16) by Kate Collins Pearls and Poison (Consignment Shop Mystery #3) by Duffy Brown Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2) by Tessa Dare A Radical Departure (Willa Jansson, #2) by Lia Matera The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller The Legend of the Slain Soldiers by Marcia Muller The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Sound of Glass by Karen White Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery #2) by Ovidia Yu Threaded for Trouble (Threadville Mystery, #2) by Janet Bolin Thread and Buried (Threadville Mystery, #3) by Janet Bolin Plantation Shudders (Cajun Country Mystery, #1) by Ellen Byron Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen Long Man by Amy Greene Forbidden (Old West, #1) by Beverly Jenkins

16 Symbols, a digital marketing agency - read a book where someone uses the internet
A Root Awakening by Kate Collins 1/27/16

Sixteen, Kentucky, a community in the United States - read a book set in the USA
Long Man by Amy Greene 8/14/16

Louis XVI of France (1754 – 1793) - read a book with royalty
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen 9/15/16

Pieces in a chess game - read a book with a black and white cover
The Legend of the Slain Soldiers by Marcia Muller 5/03/16

Cadillac Sixteen, a high performance concept car - read a book with a radical or extreme character
A Radical Departure by Lia Matera 3/10/16

Myers-Briggs classification system - read a book by an author with initials 'M' or 'B'
Duffy Brown, Pearls and Poison 2/05/16 (& politician & Fall & alcohol)

16-bit microprocessor ran 16-bit applications - read a book with technology
Threaded for Trouble by Janet Bolin 6/25/16

Sixteen Kingdoms, part of Chinese history - read a book with a Chinese character
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu 5/18/16

Canada's Yellowhead Highway is designated as Highway 16 - read a book with a yellow cover
The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller 3/29/16

F-16 Fighting Falcon, a fighter jet - read a book with a bird on the cover
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews 1/18/16

16 mm film was originally an amateur movie format - read a book where the main character has a hobby
Thread and Buried by Janet Bolin 7/31/16

M16 rifle - read a book with a battle or war
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 5/07/16

Android 16, a character in the Dragon Ball manga series - read a book with a very large character
Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins 12/25/16

many bank card numbers are 16 digits long - read a book where someone needs money
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron 8/08/16

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - read a book that starts with a 'D'
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16

Johnny Hero's jogging suit - read a book where a main character exercises
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare (& blonde) 2/19/16

In Tarot, number 16 is the Tower card, which symbolizes great changes - Read a book where there is a big change in life.
The Sound of Glass by Karen White 5/15/16


message 40: by Nell (last edited Feb 02, 2016 05:33PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments January Challenge:
Ring in the New
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Taking it Easy: 1-4 books
Progress: 2

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Every Day Is for the Thief Fiction by Teju Cole

New to You Author
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 1/13/16

New to You Standalone
Every Day Is for the Thief: Fiction by Teju Cole 1/23/16


message 41: by Nell (last edited Feb 04, 2016 02:10PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF Foreperson Challenge - January Garnet
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Progress: 7

Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (Meg Lanslow, #17) by Donna Andrews Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole The Nightingale Before Christmas A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries) by Donna Andrews A Root Awakening (A Flower Shop Mystery #16) by Kate Collins Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown


rainbow - read a book with rainy weather
Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown 1/31/16

deep - read a book that makes you think
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 1/13/16

vibrant - read a book with a lively character
A Root Awakening by Kate Collins 1/27/16

protect - read a book with a police officer
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews 1/18/16 97 (& citrus)

owners - read a book you already own
The Nightingale Before Christmas: by Donna Andrews 1/23/16

accident - read a book with an unfortunate event
Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16

far from home - read a book set on a different continent from you
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole 1/23/16


message 42: by Nell (last edited Feb 29, 2016 03:23PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments February - Celebrate Diversity
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

 Book by an author of color
 Book with a person of color on the cover
 Book where a Main Character is a person of color
 Book about a minority experience (passing)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man  by James Weldon Johnson

 Book by an author of color
 Book with a person of color on the cover
 Book where a Main Character is a person of color
 Book with Secondary Characters who are persons of color
 Book set in a location where people of color live
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

 Book with Secondary Characters who are persons of color
 Book set in a location where people of color live
Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown 2/05/16
Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown 2/13/16
Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates 2/29/16
Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #5) by Duffy Brown Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates

 Book with ethnic or cultural diversity
 Book by an author of color
 Book with a person of color on the cover
 Book where a Main Character is a person of color
 Book with Secondary Characters who are persons of color
 Book set in a location where people of color live
Destiny's Captive by Beverly Jenkins
Destiny's Captive (Destiny's, #3) by Beverly Jenkins

 Book where a character has a disability
Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane Kozak

 Book set in a location where people of color live
 Book with a person of color on the cover
 Book where a Main Character is a person of color
 Book with Secondary Characters who are persons of color
 Book with ethnic or cultural diversity
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith 2/18/16
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15) by Alexander McCall Smith


message 43: by Nell (last edited Mar 29, 2016 03:02PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Ducks in a Row
February - March
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

#1 The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller (Elena Oliverez) 3/29/16
#2 A Radical Departure by Lia Matera (Willa Jansson) 3/10/16
#3 Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown (Consignment Shop) 2/05/16
#4 Dead Man Walker by Duffy Brown (Consignment Shop) 2/06/16
#5 Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown (Consignment Shop) 2/13/16

The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller A Radical Departure (Willa Jansson, #2) by Lia Matera Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown Dead Man Walker (A Consignment Shop Mystery # 4) by Duffy Brown Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #5) by Duffy Brown

#1 Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman (Family Fortune) 3/06/16
#2 Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare (Castles Ever After) 2/19/16
#3 When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (Castles Ever After) 2/22/16
#4 Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates (Magical Bakery) 2/29/16

Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune Mystery, #1) by Dawn Eastman Say Yes to the Marquess (Castles Ever After, #2) by Tessa Dare When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3) by Tessa Dare Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates

#1 Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (Phryne Fisher) 3/24/16
#2 Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman (Family Fortune) 3/18/16

Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman


message 44: by Nell (last edited Feb 04, 2018 05:03AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments HF Le Grand Tour:
Continent - Africa

Visit at least 8 separate countries by:
* reading a book set in that country (at least 50%)
* reading a book where the author is a native of or living in the country



Botswana: The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith 2/18/16
Cameroon: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Nigeria: Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole 1/23/16

Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15) by Alexander McCall Smith Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Morocco: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Kenya: Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Ghana: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


message 45: by Nell (last edited Jan 19, 2017 03:26AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Ultimate ReadingChallenge
Progress: 15
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (Meg Langslow, #17) by Donna Andrews The Nightingale Before Christmas A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries Book 18) by Donna Andrews Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole Killer in Crinolines (Consignment Shop Mystery #2) by Duffy Brown Dead Man Walker (A Consignment Shop Mystery #3.5) by Duffy Brown Demise in Denim (Consignment Shop Mystery #4) by Duffy Brown A Radical Departure (Willa Jansson, #2) by Lia Matera The Way of Forgiveness Letting Go, Easing Stress, and Building Strength by D. Patrick Miller All Murders Final! (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #3) by Sherry Harris The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Sound of Glass by Karen White Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies, #1) by Kylie Logan Fellowship of Fear (Gideon Oliver, #1) by Aaron Elkins Death of a Prankster (Hamish Macbeth, #7) by M.C. Beaton
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Christianity After Religion The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

[ ] A book based on a fairy tale
[√] A National Book Award Winner - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
[ ] A young adult bestseller
[ ] A book you haven’t read since high school
[ ] A book set in your home state

[ ] A book translated into English - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
[√] A book set in Europe - Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
[√] A book that is under 150 pages - Dead Man Walker by Duffy Brown
[x] A New York Times bestseller - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

[ ] A book that is being made into a movie this year - Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
[ ] A book recommended by someone you just met
Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass
[√] A self-improvement book - The Way of Forgiveness by D. Patrick Miller
[√] A book you can finish in a day - Death of a Prankster by M.C. Beaton
[ ] A book written by a celebrity

[ ] A political memoir
[ ] A book at least 100 years older than you
[ ] A book that’s more than 600 pages
[ ] A book from Oprah’s book club - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
[√] A science-fiction novel - Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

[ ] A book recommended by a family member
[ ] A graphic novel
[x] A book published in 2016 - All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris
[√] A book with a protagonist who has your occupation. - A Radical Departure by Lia Matera
[√] A book that takes place during summer - Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown

[ ] A book and its prequel
[√] A murder mystery - The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews
[ ] A book written by a comedian
[ ] A dystopian novel
[x] A book with a blue cover - The Sound of Glass by Karen White

[ ] A book of poetry
[ ] A classic from the 20th century -
[√] A book from the library - Demise in Denim by Duffy Brown
[ ] An autobiography

[ ] A book about a road trip
[√] A book about a culture with which you are unfamiliar - Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
[ ] A satirical book
[x] A book that takes place on an island - Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan
[√] A book that brings you joy - The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews


message 46: by Nell (last edited Jun 04, 2016 03:47AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Cozy Mystery Corner 2000 Plus Challenge
Level: Avid Reader
Progress: 16/13-16
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Pall in the Family (A Family Fortune Mystery, #1) by Dawn Eastman A Radical Departure (Willa Jansson, #2) by Lia Matera Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood Murder at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #1) by Laura Alden Foul Play at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #2) by Laura Alden All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris The Legend of the Slain Soldiers by Marcia Muller The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mystery, #1) by Allyson K. Abbott The Sound of Glass by Karen White Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery #2) by Ovidia Yu A Demon Summer (Max Tudor #4) by G.M. Malliet

TASKS:

Sophomore Effort: Read the second book in a series.
Foul Play at the PTA by Laura Alden (& glasses & church)

Two is the number of partnership Read a book with a crime-solving duo.
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen (& global)

The 2000 Summer Olympic games were held in Sydney, Australia. Read a book set in Australia.
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

February is the second month of the year. Read a book published in February.
A Radical Departure by Lia Matera Feb 1988 (& 2nd & MM & shot)

The 20th President of the United States was James A. Garfield. He served in office for only 200 days before he was assassinated. Read a book where someone is shot.
Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman (& change & psychic & church)

The 20th card in the Tarot deck is Judgment. This card symbolizes transition, decisions and major change. Read a book where the MC has a major change in her life.
The Sound of Glass by Karen White

The Roman numeral for 2000 is MM. Read a book where the author's first or last name begins with the letter M.
Marcia Muller, The Legend of the Slain Soldiers(& 2nd & MS)

Double Digits. Read any book from a series that has 20 or more books.
Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood (& 2nd & global & shot)

In 2000, the most popular tv show in the United States was "Gilmore Girls". The show was about a single mother with a teenage daughter. Read a book where the MC is a single mother.
Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden (& glasses & church & 2010)

♦ "It Takes Two" is the name of a popular hip-hop song. Read a book from the shelf of one of your Goodreads friends.

♦ The Billboard 200 ranks the top-selling music recordings. Read a book where one of the characters sings or plays a musical instrument.

In Numerology, the number two is associated with intuition and psychic ability. Read a book where the MC is psychic or has paranormal ability.
Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman (& 2nd)

The top song in 2000 was "Breathe" by Faith Hill. Read a book where the MC is a clergy person or the spouse of a clergy person or where the MC attends church at least once (attending a funeral counts).
A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet (& MS & global)

♦ Cozy Mystery Corner has over 2000 members. Read a book published between 2000 and 2010.

The year 2000 is referred to as Y2K. Read a book with a title that begins with the letter Y or K OR the author's first or last name begins with Y or K.
Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

2000 was the first year of the 21st century. So far this century has been marked by the rise of globalization. Read a book that is NOT set in the country where you live.
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu

The 20th letter of the alphabet is "T". Read a book with a title that begins with the letter T.
(The) Tree of Death by Marcia Muller (& MM)

♦Mississippi was the 20th state to join the United States. Read a book set in Mississippi OR by an author from Mississippi OR a book where M and S are the first letters of any word in the title or the author's name or a combination of both.

20/20 vision is the standard for visual acuity tests. Read a book with a character who wears glasses at some point in the story.
Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott

Twenty Questions was a popular party game that became a radio quiz program in the 1940's and a television game show in the 1950's. Read a book where a character is taken to the police station for questioning.
All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris


message 47: by Nell (last edited Nov 25, 2016 02:06PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments The Dewey Decimal System Is My Friend Challenge
Duration: 6 months
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Rules:
For each category, all books must be a non-fiction book placed in that category by the Dewey Decimal System normally or be a fiction book that matches one of the alternate choices listed in each section.

Level: Just got my card today: 1-2 books in each category

Progress: 21 books
Categories: 10/10

Search the stacks
000-099: Class 000 – Computer science, information & general works
A novel where computers play a large role
All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris 5/01/16
All Murders Final! (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #3) by Sherry Harris
A novel where an MC works in a museum or museums are heavily involved
The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller 3/29/16
The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller

100-199: Class 100 – Philosophy and psychology
N/F: The Way of Forgiveness by D. Patrick Miller 2/28/16
The Way of Forgiveness Letting Go, Easing Stress, and Building Strength by D. Patrick Miller
Fic: A paranormal novel, or one that deals with the occult in some way
Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman 3/06/16
Pall in the Family by Dawn Eastman
A novel where someone comprises their own ethics
The Sound of Glass by Karen White
The Sound of Glass by Karen White

200-299: Class 200 – Religion
Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans 11/18/16
Searching for Sunday Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
Fic: A novel with a character that is connected to a church in some capacity
A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet 6/03/16 - MC is a vicar
A Demon Summer (Max Tudor #4) by G.M. Malliet

300-399: Class 300 – Social sciences
Fic: A novel with a character that is a politician or lawyer, or centers around politics or dealing with a lawsuit
A Radical Departure by Lia Matera 3/10/16
A Radical Departure (Willa Jansson, #2) by Lia Matera
A novel that has war as a significant plot point, or is set during/after a major war.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 5/07/16
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

400-499: Class 400 – Language
A novel where the MC speaks multiple languages

Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu 5/18/16
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery #2) by Ovidia Yu
Any Genre of book where it is listed/could be classified as a Serial publication
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis (Domestic Diva series #10) 6/14/16
The Diva Serves High Tea (Domestic Diva, #10) by Krista Davis

500-599: Class 500 – Science
Any sci-fi novel

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley 10/15/16
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
A novel with an MC that works with animals in some way
Take the Monkey and Run by Laura Morrigan 8/05/16
Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) by Laura Morrigan

600-699: Class 600 – Technology
A novel with a character that is a gardener
Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice 9/24/16
Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice
A novel where the MC is a chef or just loves to cook or bake
Some Enchanted Éclair by Bailey Cates 2/29/16
Some Enchanted Éclair (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #4) by Bailey Cates

700-799: Class 700 – Arts & recreation
A novel where the MC is an artist

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern 7/23/16
Guaranteed to Bleed (The Country Club Murders #2) by Julie Mulhern
A novel that mentions the surrounding architecture often
Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron 11/25/16
Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2) by Ellen Byron

800-899: Class 800 – Literature
A humorous novel

Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West 8/30/16
Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West
A novel that was written and published in a country that you have never lived in or visited
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood 3/24/16
Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood

900-999: Class 900 – History & geography
Any historical fiction

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen 4/08/16
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen
A novel that has an MC that is interested in genealogy
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron 8/08/16
Plantation Shudders (Cajun Country Mystery, #1) by Ellen Byron


message 48: by Nell (last edited Sep 24, 2016 05:11PM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments TCF'S Spring Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 3/20/16 - 6/20/16♢
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Levels:
Chick: 1-2 tasks per category
Bunny: 3 tasks per category

Progress:
Books: 15
Categories: 5/6

Category 1 - Spring Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue: A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet 6/03/16
A Demon Summer (Max Tudor #4) by G.M. Malliet

Category 2 - April Fool’s Day:
Read any book that has the letters F-O-O-L in the title

Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood 4/10/16

Read any book published in April (any year):
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (2007) 3/24/16

Read a book that is first in a series:
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen 4/08/16

Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood

Category 3 - Mother’s Day:
Read a book written by a female author:

Every book I read

Read a book with a character who is a mother:
Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden 4/21/16

Read a book published in May (any year):
The Sound of Glass by Karen White (2015) 5/15/16

Murder at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #1) by Laura Alden The Sound of Glass by Karen White

Category 4 - Memorial Day:
Read a book featuring a character that is or has been in the service:

All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris 5/01/16

Read a book that starts with one of the letters in MEMORIAL:
Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott 5/09/16

Read a book where someone dies:
13 bks

Read a book where a war is being waged:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 5/07/16

All Murders Final! (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #3) by Sherry Harris The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mystery, #1) by Allyson K. Abbott

Category 5 - Father’s Day:
Read any book that has the letters D-A-D in the title:
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu 5/18/16

Read a book published in June (any year):
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis (2016) 6/14/16

Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery #2) by Ovidia Yu The Diva Serves High Tea (Domestic Diva, #10) by Krista Davis

Category 6 - Spell Out:
Spell out with author, series, or title
E - Elena Oliverez, The Legend of the Slain Soldiers by Marcia Muller 5/03/16
A - Laura Alden, Foul Play at the PTA 4/25/16
R - Robert Maurer, One Small Step Can Change Your Life 6/19/16
T - The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller 3/29/16
H - Sherry Harris. All Murders Final! 5/01/16

The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller Foul Play at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #2) by Laura Alden All Murders Final! (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #3) by Sherry Harris The Legend of the Slain Soldiers by Marcia Muller One Small Step Can Change Your Life The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer


message 49: by Nell (last edited Apr 26, 2016 06:02AM) (new)

Nell | 449 comments Boogie to the Finish Line - DONE
The Hollywood Dance Marathon is a high-energy dance party charity event. Participants sign up to dance and raise money for pediatric cancer patient support and research.
To participate in this marathon, you must dance for at least 6 hours.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Books must be at least 200 pages.
Duration: April 1-30, 2016

Progress: 6 of 6 hours

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen Murder at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #1) by Laura Alden Foul Play at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #2) by Laura Alden

Poker Face (Lady Gaga) - read a book with no faces on the cover = 2
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen 4/08/16

Save A Horse (Big & Rich) – read a book where someone gets rescued = 2
Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden 4/21/16

Single Ladies (Beyonce) – read a book where the main character is unmarried = 2
Foul Play at the PTA by Laura Alden 4/25/16


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#1 Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen (Lady Montfort) 4/08/16
#2 Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood (Phryne Fisher) 4/10/16
#3 All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris (Sarah Winston Garage Sale) 5/01/16

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris

#1 Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden (Beth Kennedy) 4/21/16
#2 Foul Play at the PTA by Laura Alden (Beth Kennedy) 4/25/16

Murder at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #1) by Laura Alden Foul Play at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #2) by Laura Alden

#1 Murder on the Rocks by Allyson K. Abbott (Mack's Bar) 5/09/16
#2 The Legend of the Slain Soldiers by Marcia Muller (Elena Oliverez) 5/02/16

The Legend of the Slain Soldiers by Marcia Muller Murder on the Rocks (Mack's Bar Mystery, #1) by Allyson K. Abbott


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