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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
**Winter Reading Challenge - 1/6/18 - 31/8/18**



SERIOUSLY SERIES CHALLENGE


Our Winter Challenge is designed to help you catch up on some of the series which you may have only partly read.

Easy - 6 books ("a" OR "b" of the criteria) - minimum TWO Aussie Authors

Hard - 12 books ("a" PLUS "b" of the criteria) - minimum THREE Aussie Authors)

As an additional challenge to "b", read as many from series as you can :)

Don't forget our minimum of 125 pages - full guidelines HERE

0/?

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
b. Read the third book on your TBR

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
b. Read a book which is set in winter.




message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jul 26, 2018 03:36AM) (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
**Winter Reading Challenge - 1/6/18 - 31/8/18**

Easy
- 6 books ("a" OR "b" of the criteria) - minimum TWO Aussie Authors

Hard - 12 books ("a" PLUS "b" of the criteria) - minimum THREE Aussie Authors)

As an additional challenge to "b", read as many from series as you can :)

LEVEL: Hard
12/12


1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Simon Said by Sarah R. Shaber 4s 5/6/18
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Nowhere Child by Christian White 5s 13/6/18 AA

Simon Said (Professor Simon Shaw, #1) by Sarah R. Shaber The Nowhere Child by Christian White

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert 5s 7/7/18
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Second Sight by Aoife Clifford 4.5s 2/7/18 AA

Shelved Under Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #2) by Victoria Gilbert Second Sight by Aoife Clifford

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
How to Murder a Millionaire by Zara Keane 5s 22/6/18
b. Read the third book on your TBR
Jack: Revenge and Retribution by David Jay Ramsden 2.5s 1/6/18

How to Murder a Millionaire (Movie Club Mysteries #3) by Zara Keane Jack Revenge and Retribution by David Jay Ramsden

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
A Daughter's Choice by Lee Christine 5s 26/7/18 AA
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Far From True by Linwood Barclay 5s 18/6/18 21th April 2016

A Daughter's Choice (A Mindalby Outback Romance Series #4) by Lee Christine Far From True (Promise Falls Trilogy #2) by Linwood Barclay

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
The Green Mill Murder by Kerry Greenwood 5s 30/6/18 AA
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman 5s 11/7/18 Paromjit

The Green Mill Murder (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries #5) by Kerry Greenwood Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
The Phoenix of Kiymako by Ashley Capes 5s 6/6/18 AA
b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong 4s 23/6/18 AA

The Phoenix of Kiymako (Book of Never #6) by Ashley Capes Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong


message 4: by Sally906 (last edited Jul 22, 2018 09:21PM) (new)

Sally906 | 7 comments Woo Hoo – Winter is my favourite season

I am doing Easy - 6 books - minimum TWO Aussie Authors.

Here's my list (as usual subject to change):

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Mark of the Dragon Queen by Katie W. Stewart Mark of the Dragon Queen by Katie W. Stewart
AA - 2★s

2b. Read a book which has a two word title
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
- 5★s

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
The Brakys' Lair (The Liftsal Guardians #2) by Alexandra Moody The Brakys' Lair by Alexandra Moody
AA - 4★s

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland The Art of Friendship by Lisa IrelandAA
- 5★s

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Once Hunted, Twice Shy (The Happily Everlasting Series, #2) by Mandy M. Roth Once Hunted, Twice Shy by Mandy M. Roth
- 5★s– Hazel gave it 5 stars

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Winter in Sweetwater County (Sweetwater County, #1) by Ciara Knight Winter in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight
- 5★s


message 5: by Jenn (last edited Jul 26, 2018 06:00PM) (new)

Jenn (jumpapa) | 649 comments I'm in. Will do the hard Challenge. Title to come soon.

Hard - 12 books ("a" PLUS "b" of the criteria) - minimum THREE Aussie Authors)

As an additional challenge to "b", read as many from series as you can :)

12/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Written in Red by Anne Bishop 5 stars

b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Beneath the Dark Ice by Greig Beck AA 4.5 stars

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop 5 stars

b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Ice Station by Matthew Reilly AA 4 stars

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop 5 stars

b. Read the third book on your TBR
Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham 4 stars

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop 5 stars

b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Area 7 by Matthew Reilly AA

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop 5 stars

b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Betting on a Hot SEAL by Cat Johnson 3.5 Stars

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop 5 stars

b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs 5 stars


Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Beneath the Dark Ice (Alex Hunter, #1) by Greig Beck Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1) by Matthew Reilly Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop Area 7 by Matthew Reilly Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop Betting on a Hot SEAL (Hot SEALs, #11) by Cat Johnson Lake Silence (The Others, #6) by Anne Bishop Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs


message 6: by Steve (last edited Jul 31, 2018 06:10AM) (new)

Steve | 935 comments I'm so in!

LEVEL: Hard
12/12

1a. First in a series The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles, #1) by Michael J. Sullivan ★★★★★
1b. Author never read before Every Dead Thing (Charlie Parker, #1) by John Connolly ★★★★☆

2a. Second in a series Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers AA ★★★★☆
2b. Two word title Mage's Blood (Moontide Quartet, #1) by David Hair ★★☆☆☆

3a. Third in a series The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3) by Peter V. Brett ★★★★☆
3b. TBR Chosen (Alex Verus, #4) by Benedict Jacka ★★★★★

4a. Fourth in a series Blood Born (Dr. Anya Crichton, #4) by Kathryn Fox AA ★★★★☆
4b. Published in April The Master Thief (Frostborn, #4) by Jonathan Moeller ★★★★★

5a. Fifth in a series Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) by Jim Butcher ★★★★☆
5b. Goodreads friend rated five stars New York to Dallas (In Death, #33) by J.D. Robb (Brenda and Phrynne) ★★★★★

6a. Sixth in a series The Dark Warden (Frostborn, #6) by Jonathan Moeller ★★★★★
6b. Set in winter The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris AA★★★★★


message 7: by Leonie (last edited Jul 31, 2018 04:11AM) (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3276 comments I might try this one! I'm a keen series reader.

Let's see - I'd better do Easy, as I do have a couple of projects on the go!

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines by Jim C. Hines - Done

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Academ's Fury (Codex Alera, #2) by Jim Butcher - Done

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman Done

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, #4) by Jim Butcher - Done

5a. Read a book with is 5th in a series.
Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera, #5) by Jim Butcher - Done

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, #6) by Jim Butcher - Done

And I've finished! I think is a first for me!


message 8: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
Leonie wrote: "I might try this one! I'm a keen series reader.

Let's see - I'd better do Easy, as I do have a couple of projects on the go!

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.

2a. Read a book which is 2..."


A or B Leonie 😊


message 9: by Steve (new)

Steve | 935 comments For 6b, does the entire book have to be set during winter? There's a wide latitude there if winter only has to occur during the book. :-)


message 10: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
No Steve, as long as part of it is set in Winter 😊


message 11: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Aug 30, 2018 01:45PM) (new)

Phrynne | 12276 comments Mod
Level: hard
12/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence 2 stars 26/8/18
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before. Little Gods by Jenny Ackland AA 4 stars 30/8/18

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. Assassins Vengeance by Rachel Amphlett AA 4 stars 25/7/18
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!) Second Sight by Aoife Clifford AA 4 stars 8/7/18

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. The Chessmen by Peter May 4 stars 21/8/18
b. Read the third book on your TBR The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende 4 stars 28/6/18

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series. The Fallen by David Baldacci 4 stars 12/7/18
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year) The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman AA 3 Stars 11/6/18

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series. I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson2 stars 25/8/18
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. The Reversal by Michael Connelly (Brenda gave it 5 stars) 3 stars 1/7/18

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series. Murder on Marble Row by Victoria Thompson 4 Stars 12/6/18
b. Read a book which is set in winter. Glass Houses by Louise Penny5 stars 24/8/18

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence Little Gods by Jenny Ackland Assassins Vengeance (The English Spy Mysteries #2) by Rachel Amphlett Second Sight by Aoife Clifford The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy, #3) by Peter May The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende The Fallen (Amos Decker, #4) by David Baldacci The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman I, Michael Bennett (Michael Bennett, #5) by James Patterson The Reversal (Mickey Haller, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #21) by Michael Connelly Murder on Marble Row (Gaslight Mystery, #6) by Victoria Thompson Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) by Louise Penny


message 12: by Zoey (last edited Aug 19, 2018 10:16PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1045 comments 9/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
A Christmas Journey (Christmas Stories, #1) by Anne Perry A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
2.5★

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
My Lady Judge (Burren Mysteries, #1) by Cora Harrison My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison
4★

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Antidote to Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #2) by Felicity Young Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young AA
4★

2b. Read a book which has a two word title.
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
5★

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Lake in the Clouds (Wilderness, #3) by Sara Donati Lake in the Clouds by Sara Donati

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
Katherine by Anya Seton Katherine by Anya Seton

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Fire Along the Sky (Wilderness, #4) by Sara Donati Fire Along the Sky by Sara Donati

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty AA
5★

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger Timeless by Gail Carriger
4★

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
The Greatest Gift by Rachael JohnsThe Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns AA
5★

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6) by Charlaine Harris Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
4★

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Queen's Man (Justin de Quincy, #1) by Sharon Kay Penman The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman
3.5★


message 13: by Janine (last edited Jul 18, 2018 04:23PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 1582 comments Interesting Challenge

HARD LEVEL
12/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Judgment by Carey Baldwin READ 2/6/18 3*
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater(AA) READ 9/6/18 5*

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
The Sugarhouse Blues by Mariah Stewart READ 17/6/18 3*
b. Read a book which has a two word title
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan(AA) READ 19/6/18 5*

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
How to Murder a Millionaire by Zara Keane READ 5/6/18 4*
b. Read the third book on your TBR
Daughters of Fortune by Tara Hyland READ 17/7/18 3*

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
The 39 Cupcakes by Zara Keane READ 28/6/18 4*
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland(AA) READ 26/6/18 4*

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett(AA) READ 13/6/18 4*
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. (Brenda)
Eleanor's Secret by Caroline Beecham(AA) READ 4/6/18 3*

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Not Quite Crazy by Catherine Bybee READ 22/6/18 4*
b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Last Train by Sue Lawrence READ 16/6/18 4*


Judgment (Cassidy & Spenser, #1) by Carey Baldwin The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater The Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters #2) by Mariah Stewart The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan How to Murder a Millionaire (Movie Club Mysteries #3) by Zara Keane Daughters of Fortune by Tara Hyland The 39 Cupcakes (Movie Club Mysteries, #4) by Zara Keane The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland Call to Arms (Detective Kay Hunter #5) by Rachel Amphlett Eleanor's Secret by Caroline Beecham Not Quite Crazy (Not Quite, #6) by Catherine Bybee The Last Train by Sue Lawrence


message 14: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3276 comments Brenda wrote: "Leonie wrote: "I might try this one! I'm a keen series reader.

Let's see - I'd better do Easy, as I do have a couple of projects on the go!

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.

2a. Read a ..."


Fixed!


message 15: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
Leonie wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Leonie wrote: "I might try this one! I'm a keen series reader.

Let's see - I'd better do Easy, as I do have a couple of projects on the go!

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a serie..."


Thanks Leonie :)


message 16: by Icewineanne (last edited Jul 25, 2018 01:10PM) (new)

Icewineanne | 263 comments Finished the May challenge, so count me in for the hard level 😉

5/12

✅ 1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series. Ukulele Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #1) by Leslie Langtry by Leslie Langtry 2 ⭐️
✅ b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty by Nicola Moriarty 🅰️🅰️ 3.5 ⭐️

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. The Girl Without a Name (Zoe Goldman, #2) by Sandra Block by Sandra Block
✅ b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!). The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan by Dervla McTiernan 🅰️🅰️ 5 ⭐️

✅ 3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #3) by Louise Penny by Louise Penny 4 ⭐️
b. Read the third book on your TBR Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan by J. Courtney Sullivan

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series. The Funeral Boat by Kate Ellis by Kate Ellis
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year) What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty by Liane Moriarty 🅰️🅰️ (PB ed. published Apr 2012)

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series. A Guilty Thing Surprised (Inspector Wexford, #5) by Ruth Rendell by Ruth Rendell
✅ b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. Coffin Road by Peter May by Peter May 5 ⭐️
Rr
6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series. The Victoria Vanishes A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler by Christopher Fowler
b. Read a book which is set in winter.


message 17: by Icewineanne (new)

Icewineanne | 263 comments Brenda my 3rd book on my tbr list is Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible, can i choose another 3rd book in a series?


message 18: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
Just choose one around the 3rd book Anne :) One you'd like to read that's been there awhile! That'll be fine :)


message 19: by Heather (last edited Aug 19, 2018 06:08PM) (new)

Heather | 361 comments Doing hard - fourth in a series and published in April were a bit tricky

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood - AA
3 ★
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - AA 4 ★

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey 5 ★
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King 4 ★

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner 5 ★
b. Read the third book on your TBR
Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare 3 ★

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz 4 ★
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
5 ★

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Vanish by Tess Gerritsen 4 ★
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar - AA 5 ★

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah 5 ★
b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza 4 ★


message 20: by Icewineanne (new)

Icewineanne | 263 comments Brenda wrote: "Just choose one around the 3rd book Anne :) One you'd like to read that's been there awhile! That'll be fine :)"

Thanks Brenda!


message 21: by Anna (last edited Jul 01, 2018 11:41AM) (new)

Anna | 477 comments Level: Easy (for now 😉)
Criteria: b
Completed: 1/6

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before
The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

2b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
The Tournament by Matthew Reilly (Aussie Author)

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (Aussie Author)

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars Brenda
Before Nightfall by Rachel Amphlett (Aussie Author)

6b. Read a book which is set in winter
The Betrayal by Y.A. Erskine (Aussie Author)

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler The Tournament by Matthew Reilly Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty Before Nightfall by Rachel Amphlett The Betrayal by Y.A. Erskine


message 22: by MaryG2E (last edited Aug 24, 2018 02:54PM) (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 877 comments Yes, please add me to the list of participants, Brenda. I'll aim to finish the EASY Level.

AR Quarterly Challenge Winter 2018 - Seriously Series Challenge
Duration: 01/06/18 - 31/08/18
Easy Level: 6 books, including two AAs
Progress: 6/6

Read a book which:

1b. is written by an author you have never read before
The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide (AA) 5★s
2b. has a two word title
Little Gods by Jenny Ackland (AA) 2★s
3b. is the third book on your TBR
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (AA) 4★s
4b. was published in April (any year)
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith (AA) (pub: 05/04/16) 5★s
5b. a Goodreads friend gave five stars
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan (AA) 3★s
6b. is set in winter
The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton 4★s


The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide Little Gods by Jenny Ackland Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton


message 23: by Baz (new)

Baz MW (bazcatt) | 91 comments Great challenge. I'll be stealthily watching people's answers to 6B to add to my TBR. Love a good winter setting, the more macabre the better :)


message 24: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Aug 14, 2018 11:49PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 2511 comments I'm in for EASY. 6/6

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland (AA) READ 3.5★

2b. Read a book which has a two word title
The Choke by Sofie Laguna (AA) - READ 4.5★

3b. Read the third an old book on your TBR.
The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories by Carson McCullers READ 3.5★

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (AA) READ 4.5★

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. [Many did!]
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton READ 5★

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey READ 5★

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland The Choke by Sofie Laguna The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories by Carson McCullers The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


message 25: by Jenny (last edited Aug 31, 2018 06:07AM) (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) | 764 comments Hard

12 / 12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.

Just One Kiss by Susanne Bellamy - AA - 4 ★ - 07 / 08 / 2018

b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.

Beyond Justice by Cara C. Putman - 4 ★ - 14 / 07 / 2018

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.

Precious Gems by Erin Moira O'Hara - AA - 5 ★ - 15 / 06 / 2018

b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)

The Store by James Patterson - 3 ★ - 18 / 07 / 2018

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.

Guarding His Heart by Annie Seaton - AA - 4 ★ - 20 / 08 / 2018

b. Read the third book on your TBR

The Voice Inside by Brian Freeman - 5 ★ - 08 / 07 / 2018

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.

Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett - AA - 5 ★ - 28 / 08 / 2018

b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)

Treasured Secrets by Kendall Talbot - AA - 4 ★ - 15 / 06 / 2018

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.

Whisper of Evil by Kay Hooper - 5 ★ - 03 / 08 / 2018

b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

The Painted Sky by Alice Campion - 4 ★ - 07 / 06 / 2018

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.

Unmasking Kelsey by Kay Hooper - 4 ★ - 24 / 07 / 2018

b. Read a book which is set in winter.

The Other Woman by Daniel Silva - 5 ★ - 20 / 08 / 2018

Beyond Justice (Hidden Justice, #1) by Cara C. Putman Precious Gems (Steele Ops #2) by Erin Moira O'Hara Just One Kiss (Hearts of the Outback Book 1) by Susanne Bellamy The Store by James Patterson The Voice Inside (Frost Easton, #2) by Brian Freeman Whisper of Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #5; Evil #2) by Kay Hooper Guarding His Heart (Half Moon Bay #3) by Annie Seaton Hell to Pay (Detective Kay Hunter, #4) by Rachel Amphlett The Painted Sky by Alice Campion Treasured Secrets (Treasured #1) by Kendall Talbot Unmasking Kelsey by Kay Hooper The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon #18) by Daniel Silva


message 26: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
MaryG2E wrote: "Yes, please add me to the list of participants, Brenda. I'll aim to finish the EASY Level.

AR Quarterly Challenge Winter 2018 - Seriously Series Challenge
Duration: 01/06/18 - 31/08/18
Easy Level:..."


Mary, Easy level is A or B, not a combination of both :)


message 27: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 72236 comments Mod
Andrea wrote: "I'll go for Easy to start with.

0/6

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series. The Cuckoo's Calling
2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. River of Smoke
3a. Rea..."


Andrea, EASY level is A or B, not a combination of both :)


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Guys, please read the criteria thoroughly. EASY is A OR B, not a combination of both. HARD is A and B. Please change your choices, those of you who have both included in your challenge. Thanks :)


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Everyone is linked to here :)


message 30: by Kerri_M (last edited Sep 01, 2018 06:04PM) (new)

Kerri_M | 430 comments Hard - 12 books ("a" PLUS "b" of the criteria) - minimum THREE Aussie Authors)

12/12 A.A 3/3

✅ 1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series. - D-E-D Dead! - Geoffrey McGeachin A.A 24/7/18 ★★★★
✅ b. Read a book by an author you have never read before - Hangman by Jack Heath A.A 1/6/18 ★★★★

✅ 2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. Incurable [Ellie Chronicles #2] by John Marsden A.A 2/6/18 ★★★☆
✅ b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!) Tanzi's Heat by C.I. Dennis 24/7/18 ★★★★

✅ 3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. Dressed for Death [Commissario Brunetti #3] by Donna Leon 10/6/18 ★★★☆
✅ b. Read the third book on your TBR . (Sorted in Author alpha order) Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott 22/6/18 ★★★☆

✅ 4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series. A Venetian Reckoning [Commissario Brunetti #4] by Donna Leon 1/7/18 ★★★★
✅ b. Read a book which was published in April (any year) Tanzi's Ice by C.I. Dennis 12/8/18 ★★★★

✅ 5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series. Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley #5 Flavia de Luce 4/5/18 ★★★★
✅ b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett (Lil Owl gave 5 stars) A.A 2/9/18 ★★★

✅ 6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series. Gunmetal Gray [Gray Man #6] by Mark Greaney 22/7/18 ★★★★☆
✅ b. Read a book which is set in winter. The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr 11/8/18 ★★★★

a1 D-E-D Dead! by Geoffrey McGeachin a2 Incurable (The Ellie Chronicles, #2) by John Marsden a3 Dressed for Death (Commissario Brunetti, #3) by Donna Leon a4 A Venetian Reckoning (Commissario Brunetti, #4) by Donna Leon a5 Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5) by Alan Bradley a6 Gunmetal Gray (Gray Man, #6) by Mark Greaney

b1 Hangman by Jack Heath b2 Tanzi's Heat by C.I. Dennis b3 Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott b4 Tanzi's Ice by C.I. Dennis b5 Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter #1) by Rachel Amphlett b6 The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr


message 31: by Diana (last edited Aug 19, 2018 11:12PM) (new)

Diana (secondhandrose) | 1703 comments AR Quarterly Challenge Winter 2018 - Seriously Series Challenge
Duration: 01/06/18 - 31/08/18
Easy Level: 6 books, including two AAs
Progress:6/6

1b Read an author you have never read before
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly DNF
2b Read a book with a two word title
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman

3b Read the third book on your TBR pile
Good Muslim Boy by Osamah Sami AA

4b Read a book published in April (April 2015)
She's Having a Laugh: 25 of Australia’s Funniest Women on Life, Love and Comedy by George McEncroe AA

5b Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave 5 stars (Ace, Tracey)
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton AA

6b Read a book set in winter
Let it Snow by John Green



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Jacm wrote: "Okay, I'm in for EASY.. I'm not totally set on some of the titles yet & some choices may depend on what is available from the local library at the time but here is what I have so far.


0/6

1b. Re..."


Jacm you can only have A OR B in the Easy challenge! Please change to all a. or all b. Thanks :)


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Linked to here :)


message 34: by Valerie (last edited May 15, 2018 06:08PM) (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 767 comments What a great idea! I'm in for the Easy level please, two Aussie authors

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh AA

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
La Mémoire de Babel by Christelle Dabos

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Blood Moon by Garry Disher AA

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith


The Lavender Keeper (Luc & Lisette #1) by Fiona McIntosh The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman La Mémoire de Babel by Christelle Dabos Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (Agatha Raisin, #4) by M.C. Beaton Blood Moon (Inspector Challis, #5) by Garry Disher In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #6) by Alexander McCall Smith


message 35: by Bec (last edited Oct 24, 2018 04:57AM) (new)

Bec I'm in for the easy challenge!

EASY: 6/6

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
3.5*

2b. Read a book which has a two word title
The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz
4*

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
5*

4b. Read a book which was published in April
The Obstruction of Emma Goldsworthy by Sean Kennedy
(AA) 4.5*

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
4*

6b. Read a book which is set in winter
Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong (AA)
3*

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1) by Brandon Sanderson The Obstruction of Emma Goldsworthy (Get Out, #3) by Sean Kennedy Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong


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PattyMacDotComma | 2511 comments Brenda wrote: "Linked to here :)"

I've added my books in my link, Brenda, and I hope it's okay I substituted an old TBR instead of the third one on the list. I really should just delete a lot of old ones I'll never read.


message 37: by Megan (last edited Sep 02, 2018 12:17AM) (new)

Megan | 116 comments SERIOUSLY SERIES CHALLENGE

Easy - 6 books ("a" OR "b" of the criteria) - minimum TWO Aussie Authors

Hard - 12 books ("a" PLUS "b" of the criteria) - minimum THREE Aussie Authors)

I'm in for easy! And yes, historical fiction still features heavily, but I am coming outside of my comfort zone for a couple of choices! Hope my picks are okay.

6/6

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
I saw this as someone else's choice for another challenge and it looks rather interesting!
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (AA)

2b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots by Nancy Goldstone [published April 10, 2018]

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. [Steve]
Heritage by Judy Nunn (AA)

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (if only for the cover alone!)

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon Daughters of the Winter Queen Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots by Nancy Goldstone Heritage by Judy Nunn Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah


message 38: by Heather (last edited May 15, 2018 07:13AM) (new)

Heather | 361 comments Phrynne wrote: "Level: hard
0/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before. Little Gods

The Japanese Lover is an excellent read



message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Valerie wrote: "What a great idea! I'm in for the Easy level please, two Aussie authors

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
The Lavender Keeper by Fiona McIntosh AA

2a. Rea..."


Valerie, Easy is A or B, not a combination of both I'm sorry :)


message 40: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Guys, please read the criteria thoroughly. EASY is A OR B, not a combination of both. HARD is A and B. Please change your choices, those of you who have both included in your challenge. Thanks :)


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Linked to here :)


message 42: by Valerie (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 767 comments So sorry Brenda, I've edited my post, and chosen all the 'a's :)


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That's OK Valerie - and thanks!


message 44: by Carolyn (last edited Jul 31, 2018 06:35PM) (new)

Carolyn | 8431 comments Excellent - I love series!
I'll do Easy - A: 6/6 books (2 AA)

✔ First in series: Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham 4★

✔ Second in series: Demon Dei by L.J. Hayward AA 4★

✔ Third in series: The Girl in the Moss by Loreth Anne White 4.5★

✔ Fourth in series: Present Darkness by Malla Nunn AA 5★

✔ Fifth in series: London Rules by Mick Herron 5★

✔ Sixth in series: The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch 5★

Talking to the Dead (Fiona Griffiths, #1) by Harry Bingham Demon Dei (Night Call, #2) by L.J. Hayward The Girl in the Moss (Angie Pallorino, #3) by Loreth Anne White Present Darkness (Detective Emmanuel Cooper, #4) by Malla Nunn London Rules (Slough House, #5) by Mick Herron The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) by Ben Aaronovitch


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You're linked Carolyn :)


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Carolyn | 8431 comments Thank you Brenda!


message 47: by Rob (last edited Jul 07, 2018 08:51PM) (new)

Rob | 344 comments Count me in for an easy six.
6/6
1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Now You See Me by Sharon J. Bolton

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Flesh and Bone by Jefferson Bass

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Skin and Bone by Kathryn Fox A.A.

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Blood Born by Kathryn Fox A.A.

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
The Wreckage by Michael Robotham A.A.

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham A.A.

Now You See Me (Lacey Flint, #1) by Sharon J. Bolton . Flesh and Bone (Body Farm #2) by Jefferson Bass . Skin and Bone (Dr. Anya Crichton, #3) by Kathryn Fox . Blood Born (Dr. Anya Crichton, #4) by Kathryn Fox . The Wreckage (Joseph O'Loughlin, #5) by Michael Robotham . Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin #6) by Michael Robotham .

I should take a class in human anatomy. There's a lot of skin, bone, flesh and blood in this lot.


message 48: by Tina ❣ (last edited Jul 14, 2018 08:02AM) (new)

Tina ❣ (nutrinut) | 15 comments **Winter Reading Challenge - 1/6/18 - 31/8/18**

Hard- 12 books, minimum THREE Aussie Authors
Read - 10/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones 14/06/18
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty AA 02/06/18

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling 14/06/18
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Infinite Blue by Darren Groth by Darren Groth and Simon Groth AA 06/07/18

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling 27/06/18
b. Read the third book on your TBR
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 08/06/18

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling 01/07/18
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
TBD AA

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5, Part 1) by J.K. Rowling 05/07/18
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo 23/06/18

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling 14/07/18
b. Read a book which is set in winter.

18/15/18: Argh. I still can't decide between a and b
26/05/18: Gonna do both.


message 49: by Odette (last edited Aug 20, 2018 07:22PM) (new)

Odette (odman) | 943 comments Please count me in for the hard level: Will fill in missing spaces later.
12/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan - 4*
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Moonglow by Michael Chabon - 4*

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett - 4* AA
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Cold Justice by Katherine Howell - 4* AA

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Dark Water by Robert Bryndza - 4*
b. Read the third book on your TBR
Last Chance Cafe by Liz Byrski - 4* AA

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Violent Exposure by Katherine Howell - 4.5* AA
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader - 5* AA

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson - 4*
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 4*

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty - 4*
AA
b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Last Train by Sue Lawrence - 4*

The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan Moonglow by Michael Chabon Will to Live (Detective Kay Hunter #2) by Rachel Amphlett Cold Justice (Detective Ella Marconi, #3) by Katherine Howell Dark Water (Detective Erika Foster, #3) by Robert Bryndza Last Chance Cafe by Liz Byrski Violent Exposure by Katherine Howell Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader The Dog Walker (The Detective's Daughter, #5) by Lesley Thomson All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly (Detective Sean Duffy #6) by Adrian McKinty The Last Train by Sue Lawrence


message 50: by Shelly (last edited May 17, 2018 01:24PM) (new)

Shelly (readbetweenthewines) | 65 comments Naturally I'm in!!!

Hard - 12 books ("a" PLUS "b" of the criteria)

This may take me a while to complete my to read list - due to my self-imposed extra rule of ALL Aussie authors in the Aussie challenges! What do I do to myself!?!

0/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox AA
1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Yellow Villa by Amanda Hampson AA

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
The Witches of Eileanan 2: The Pool of Two Moons by Kate Forsyth AA
2b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie AA

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Dead Point by Peter Temple AA
3b. Read the third book on your TBR

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker (Published 30 April 2018) AA

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
6b. Read a book which is set in winter.

Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake, #1) by Candice Fox The Yellow Villa by Amanda Hampson The Witches of Eileanan 2 The Pool of Two Moons by Kate Forsyth Bloodtree River by Sarah Barrie Dead Point (Jack Irish, #3) by Peter Temple The Kookaburra Creek Cafe by Sandie Docker


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