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message 1: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod


For our Winter Challenge read six books which celebrate events in June, July and August.
Remember each book must come from our group genres of crime/mystery/thriller/suspense.


TASKS

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author.

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library OR read a book with a green cover.

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book OR read the fourth book on your TBR

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc) OR read a book published in July (any year).

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend OR read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars.

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman OR just choose any book you really want to read.




message 3: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (last edited Jul 11, 2018 04:29PM) (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
For our Winter Challenge read six books which celebrate events in June, July and August.
Remember each book must come from our group genres of crime/mystery/thriller/suspense.

12/12


TASKS

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author.

a) Simon Said by Sarah R. Shaber 4s 5/6/18
b) Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman 5s 11/7/18

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library OR read a book with a green cover.

a) You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie 5s 11/7/18
b) Cole's Creek by Kenneth H. Hall 2s 29/6/18

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book OR read the fourth book on your TBR

a) The Nowhere Child by Christian White 5s 13/6/18
b) Dark, Witch & Creamy by H.Y. Hanna 4s 21/6/18

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc) OR read a book published in July (any year).

a) Far From True by Linwood Barclay 5s 18/6/18
b) In The Dark by Cara Hunter 4s 5/7/18 5th July 2018

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend OR read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars.

a) 22 Dead Little Bodies by Stuart MacBride 4s 22/6/18 Marianne
b) Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson 5s 8/6/18 James 5 stars

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman OR just choose any book you really want to read.

a) Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts 5s 15/6/18
b) Gone to Ground by Rachel Amphlett 5s 4/7/18

Simon Said (Professor Simon Shaw, #1) by Sarah R. Shaber Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie Cole's Creek by Kenneth H. Hall The Nowhere Child by Christian White Dark, Witch & Creamy (Bewitched by Chocolate #1) by H.Y. Hanna Far From True (Promise Falls Trilogy, #2) by Linwood Barclay In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) by Cara Hunter 22 Dead Little Bodies (Logan McRae #8.6) by Stuart MacBride Seashells, Spells & Caramels (Spells & Caramels #1) by Erin Johnson Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts Gone to Ground (Detective Kay Hunter #6) by Rachel Amphlett


message 4: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (last edited Aug 07, 2018 03:40PM) (new)

Phrynne | 3960 comments Mod
Winter Challenge June/July/August

12/12


1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery Murder in Grub Street by Bruce Alexander 4 Stars 18/6/18
Read a book by a female author. Murder on Marble Row by Victoria Thompson 4 stars 11/6/18

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library. In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear 4 stars 26/6/18
Read a book with a green cover. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 5 stars 22/7/18

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book. Entry Island by Peter May 4 stars. 23/6/18
Read the fourth book on your TBR One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett 5 stars 18/6/18

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada. The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny4 Stars 6/6/18
Read a book published in July (any year). Second Sight by Aoife Clifford 4 stars

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend. The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton 5 Stars 13/6/18
Read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars. The Reversal by Michael Connelly 3 stars 1/7/18

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman. Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb5stars 4/8/18
Choose any book you really want to read. Redemption by Jussi Adler-Olsen 5 stars 6/7/18

Murder in Grub Street (Sir John Fielding, #2) by Bruce Alexander Murder on Marble Row (Gaslight Mystery, #6) by Victoria Thompson In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs, #13) by Jacqueline Winspear The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4) by Agatha Christie Entry Island by Peter May One to Watch (Detective Kay Hunter #3) by Rachel Amphlett The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11) by Louise Penny Second Sight by Aoife Clifford The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton The Reversal (Mickey Haller, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #21) by Michael Connelly Salvation in Death (In Death, #27) by J.D. Robb Redemption (Department Q, #3) by Jussi Adler-Olsen


message 5: by Heather (last edited Jul 31, 2018 03:18AM) (new)

Heather | 42 comments 1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author.
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas 3 ★

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library
The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas 5 ★

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book
Lexicon by Max Barry 5 ★

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc)

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens 4★

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars.
Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach 4 ★

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman

The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan 5 ★


A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1) by Sherry Thomas The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas Lexicon by Max Barry Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach The Lost Girls (Lucy Kincaid, #11) by Allison Brennan


message 6: by Tien (last edited Aug 06, 2018 06:06AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 134 comments 10/12 as at 08/06/18

TASKS

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.

Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery


Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal -Read 08/06

OR a book by a female author.

Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin #5) by M.C. Beaton -Read 06/06

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library


Jail Birds: Australian Women Doing Crime by Robin Bowles -Read 06/21

OR read a book with a green cover.

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell -Read 07/11

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book


Our Sunshine by Robert Drewe -Read 06/25

OR read the fourth book on your TBR

Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc)


Rough Justice (Carl Burns #1) by Brad Smith -Read 07/28

OR read a book published in July (any year).

The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next #7) by Jasper Fforde (first pub July '12) -Read 07/12

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend


Misteri Pembunuhan di Usaha Tando by S. Mara Gd

OR read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars.

The Dead Will Tell (Kate Burkholder #6) by Linda Castillo (rated 5 * by Gina) -Read 06/12

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1) by Stieg Larsson -Read 06/10

OR just choose any book you really want to read.

Patriot Act (Lachlan Fox #2) by James Phelan -Read 06/22

Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery, #1) by Susan Elia MacNeal Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, #5) by M.C. Beaton Jail Birds Australian Women Doing Crime by Robin Bowles Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell Our Sunshine by Robert Drewe Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital The Woman Who Died A Lot (Thursday Next, #7) by Jasper Fforde Misteri Pembunuhan di Usaha Tando by S. Mara Gd The Dead Will Tell (Kate Burkholder, #6) by Linda Castillo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Patriot Act by James Phelan


message 7: by Carolyn (last edited Aug 25, 2018 01:43AM) (new)

Carolyn | 1514 comments Winter Challenge 1/6 books

✔ 1. Queen's Birthday - historical mystery: When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris 5★
✔ 2. World environment Day - book has green cover: Liar's Candle by August Thomas 4★
✔ 3. Fourth of July - stand alone book: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld 5★
✔ 4. Canada Day - book set in Canada: The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny 4★
✔ 5. Friendship Day - book with 5★ from friends (Sally & Phrynne): Snow Blind by P.J. Tracy 4★
✔ 6. Women's Equality Day - book with a strong, independent woman - Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear 3★


When Falcons Fall (Sebastian St. Cyr, #11) by C.S. Harris Liar's Candle by August Thomas The Child Finder (Naomi Cottle, #1) by Rene Denfeld The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11) by Louise Penny Snow Blind (Monkeewrench, #4) by P.J. Tracy Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear


message 8: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3960 comments Mod
My word but you have some great reading there Carolyn!!!


message 9: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 1514 comments Looking forward to it Phrynne :)


message 10: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're all linked to here :)


message 11: by Bec (last edited Nov 04, 2018 02:10AM) (new)

Bec Winter Challenge

6/6

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th:

Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author
Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong (fits both)
3*

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day:
Practice recycling and read a book from the library
The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
5*

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day
Read a stand alone book
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
3.5*

4. Canada Day is 1st of July:
Read a book published in July (any year)
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
4.5*

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August:
Read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
4*

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August:
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman
An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire
5*

Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Mystery #1) by Margery Allingham The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15) by Agatha Christie Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire


message 12: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're linked Bec :)


message 13: by Bea (last edited Oct 23, 2018 05:05AM) (new)

Bea | 284 comments For our Winter Challenge read six books which celebrate events in June, July and August.
Remember each book must come from our group genres of crime/mystery/thriller/suspense.

TASKS

√1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author.
Grave Witch by Kalayna Price Read 6/16/19 - 4*

√2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library OR read a book with a green cover.
Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews Read 7/30/18 - 4*

√3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book OR the fourth book on your TBR.
Murder at the Country Club by Judy Moore Read 6/13/18 - 4*

√4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc) OR read a book published in July (any year).
Fire and Fog by Dianne Day Read 9/22/18 - 4*

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend OR read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars. (Tien)
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

√6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman OR just choose any book you really want to read.
Angel Condemned by Mary Stanton Read 8/7/18 - 4*


message 14: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
Welcome Bea :) You're linked.


message 15: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Aug 09, 2018 01:17AM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 606 comments I chose TWO Aussie authors, too! :) 6/6

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author.
Dark Fire C.J. Sansom READ 4.5★

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library OR read a book with a green cover.
The Likeness by Tana French READ 4★

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book OR read the fourth book on your
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham (AA) READ 4★

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc) OR read a book published in July (any year).
Second Sight by Aoife Clifford (AA) READ 4.5★

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend OR read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars (Many did!)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. READ 5★

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman OR just choose any book you really want to read. (I’m hoping one woman is strong and independent.)
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy READ 3.5★

Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake #2) by C.J. Sansom The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2) by Tana French The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham Second Sight by Aoife Clifford The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy


message 16: by PattyMacDotComma (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 606 comments Brenda - is there no requirement for an Aussie author this time?


message 17: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3960 comments Mod
We don't ask for Aussie authors in the Crime Group Patty.


message 18: by Kerri_M (new)

Kerri_M | 698 comments Hi Mods
I always struggle with the “read a book published in (insert month here)”. Looking for an April book for another challenge I fell down a rabbit hole and spent the weekend redesigning my shelves! Any shortcuts or tips for finding July books?


message 19: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
Kerri there's a "date published" option when you go to My Books. Scroll to the bottom and you'll see "sort" - click on that and then on "date pub" - and I just did it - it only shows the year!!!

OK second option, click on "Browse" (top of page) then "Lists" and on the right hand side where it says "search" type "books published July" and you'll have quite a few to check out. Hopefully some will be on your TBR already :)

Good luck :)


message 20: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
Patty, you're linked :)


message 21: by Zoey (last edited Aug 19, 2018 10:40PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 141 comments 1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery
My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison 4★

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library
A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry 2.5★

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty 5★

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book published in July (any year).
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
5★

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars.
Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young
4★

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book you really want to read.
The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman
3.5★

My Lady Judge (Burren Mysteries, #1) by Cora Harrison A Christmas Journey (Christmas Stories, #1) by Anne Perry The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Antidote to Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #2) by Felicity Young The Queen's Man (Justin de Quincy, #1) by Sharon Kay Penman


message 22: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're linked Zoey :)


message 23: by Janine (last edited Jul 03, 2018 10:13PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 653 comments Winter Challenge

6 Books - 6/6

TASKS

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book by a female author.
Judgment (Cassidy & Spenser, #1) by Carey Baldwin Judgment by Carey Baldwin READ 2/6/18 3*

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Read a book with a green cover.
The Third Victim (FBI Profiler #2) by Lisa Gardner The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner READ 7/6/18 4*

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book
Sting by Sandra Brown Sting by Sandra Brown READ 22/6/18 3*

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book published in July (any year).
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell READ 24/6/18 3*

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars. (Brenda)
Call to Arms (Detective Kay Hunter #5) by Rachel Amphlett Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett READ 13/6/18 4*

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Just choose any book you really want to read.
The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan READ 19/6/18 5*


message 24: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
Nice choices Janine! You're linked :)


message 25: by Li'l Owl (last edited Aug 20, 2018 10:22AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments Winter Challenge
Celebrate events in June, July and August
Double Dipping!
☃ 11/12


1a. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th
Historical Mystery
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 5★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

1b. Female author
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy 4★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day
a. Library Book
The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell 4.5★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

b. Green Cover
Pulse by Felix Francis 4★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day
a. Fourth Book on my TBR
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

b. Stand Alone Book
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager 4.5★'s

4. Canada Day is 1st of July &
Independence Day is the 4th of July in the USA

a. Canadian Author
That Night by Chevy Stevens 4★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

b. Published in July
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman 5★'s
Audiobook edition narrated by Catherine Steadman 5★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August
a. Book Given to me by a Friend
Creep by Jennifer Hillier 3★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

b. Book a friend gave 5★'s
Untouchable by Sibel Hodge 5★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August

a. Read a book which features a strong, independent woman
Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea 4.5★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

b.Book I Really Want to Read
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware 5★'s
*Audiobook* narrated by Imogen Church ~ 5★'s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

The House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Anthony Horowitz The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell Into the Water by Paula Hawkins Pulse by Felix Francis The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
That Night by Chevy Stevens Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman Creep by Jennifer Hillier Untouchable by Sibel Hodge Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware


message 26: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're linked Owl :)


message 27: by PattyMacDotComma (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 606 comments Phrynne wrote: "We don't ask for Aussie authors in the Crime Group Patty."

Ah, so. I chose a couple anyway, just because . . . :)


message 28: by Kerri_M (last edited Sep 01, 2018 05:39PM) (new)

Kerri_M | 698 comments Going to try for the double - 12/12

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
✅ a. Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery - The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner 23/18/18 ★★★☆
✅ b. a book by a female author. - V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton 21/6/18 ★★★☆

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
✅ a. Practice recycling and read a book from the library - W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton 14/7/18 ★★★★
✅ b. read a book with a green cover - Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 31/8/18 ★★★★


3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
✅ a. Read a stand alone book - The Child by Fitzek, Sebastian 9/7/18 ★★★
✅ b. read the fourth book on your TBR - Shadow Over the Fens by Joy Ellis 20/8/18 ★★★★

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
✅ a. Read a book which has some link to Canada - Tanzi's Ice by C.I. Dennis (multiple crossing of the border into Canada in the story) 12/8/18 ★★★☆
✅ b. read a book published in July (any year) - The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham AA 6/7/18 ★★★☆

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
✅ a. Read a book given to you by a friend - The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty AA 25/6/18 ★★★★
✅ b. read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars - Cruel Justice by M.A. Comley 6/7/18 ★★

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
✅ a. Read a book which features a strong, independent woman - Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett AA 2/9/18 ★★★
✅ b. choose any book you really want to read - Hangman by Jack Heath AA 1/6/18 ★★★★

1a. The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, #1) by Ashley Gardner 2a. W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23) by Sue Grafton 3a. The Child by Sebastian Fitzek 4a. Tanzi's Ice by C.I. Dennis 5a. The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy, #1) by Adrian McKinty 6a. Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter #1) by Rachel Amphlett

1b. V is for Vengeance (Kinsey Millhone, #22) by Sue Grafton 2b. Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone, #25) by Sue Grafton 3b. Shadow Over the Fens (DI Nikki Galena, #2) by Joy Ellis 4b. The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham 5b. Cruel Justice (Lorne Simpkins, #1) by M.A. Comley 6b. Hangman by Jack Heath


message 29: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3960 comments Mod
PattyMacDotComma wrote: "Phrynne wrote: "We don't ask for Aussie authors in the Crime Group Patty."

Ah, so. I chose a couple anyway, just because . . . :)"


We don't ask but its always nice when people do:)


message 30: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're linked Kerri :) Glad you managed to find a good one for the July criteria :)


message 31: by Kerri_M (new)

Kerri_M | 698 comments Thanks Brenda, I searched in the Browse area like you suggested, and chose the first one I found that was on my TBR - luckily it was in 2017 so it didn't take me too long!


message 32: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
Good for you :) That's what I usually do when I'm stuck for something in particular!


message 33: by Jane (last edited Aug 10, 2018 11:04PM) (new)

Jane | 135 comments Winter Challenge June/July/August

12/12


1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery : The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth 4*
Read a book by a female author : Behind the Night Bazaar by Angela Savage AA 3*

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Read a book from the library: Heat Storm by Richard Castle 3.5*
Read a book with a green cover: Creed by Celina Grace 3.5*

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book: Critical Judgment by Michael Palmer 4*
Read the fourth book on your TBR : Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner 4*

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada: Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson (Author lives in Canada) 4*
Read a book published in July (any year): Cold Grave by Kathryn Fox AA 4*

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend: To Make A Killing by Jean Bedford AA 2*
Read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars: Divided in Death by J.D. Robb 5*

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman: Visions in Death by J.D. Robb 5*
Choose any book you really want to read: The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz 4*

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth Behind the Night Bazaar by Angela Savage Heat Storm (Nikki Heat, #9) by Richard Castle Creed (Kate Redman Mysteries, #7) by Celina Grace Critical Judgment by Michael Palmer Touch & Go (Tessa Leoni, #2) by Lisa Gardner Sleeping in the Ground (Inspector Banks, #24) by Peter Robinson Cold Grave (Dr. Anya Crichton, #6) by Kathryn Fox To Make A Killing by Jean Bedford Divided in Death (In Death, #18) by J.D. Robb Visions in Death (In Death, #19) by J.D. Robb The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk, #1) by Dean Koontz


message 34: by Li'l Owl (last edited May 22, 2018 07:30AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments Brenda wrote: "You're linked Owl :)"


Thanks, Brenda! 😙
I love the snowman with the hair dryer! Priceless!
Would you mind if I use it for my profile at Christmas time?

I am enjoying clearing out some of my books in this category! I'm one book away from completing my personal challenge of reading 50 books!
I'm up for round two, I'm thinking!
I may even break my overall total reads of 124 from last year! Faaanntastic!!


message 35: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3960 comments Mod
Li'l Owl wrote: "
I love the snowman with the hair dryer! Priceless!
Would you mind if I use it for my profile at Christmas time?
"


I was very pleased with myself when I found that picture Owl. It is perfect for a Crime Winter challenge isn't it! Of course you can use it:)
You way underestimated your reading target for the year. Time to aim for about 130 I think:)


message 36: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
Li'l Owl wrote: "Brenda wrote: "You're linked Owl :)"


Thanks, Brenda! 😙
I love the snowman with the hair dryer! Priceless!
Would you mind if I use it for my profile at Christmas time?

I am enjoying clearing ou..."


Phrynne did exceedingly well this challenge didn't she!!! It's perfect - and a crack-up!!!

Well done on your reading too!


message 37: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
Jane, good choices! You're linked :)


message 38: by Trevor (new)

Trevor | 176 comments My books for the Winter Challenge:

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book by a female author - The Daughter by Lucy Dawson

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book with a green cover - Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book - The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author is Canadian) - Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars - The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman - Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood

The Daughter by Lucy Dawson Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon Ruddy Gore (Phryne Fisher, #7) by Kerry Greenwood


message 39: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're linked Trevor :)


message 40: by Kerri (last edited Aug 14, 2018 03:19AM) (new)

Kerri | 71 comments TASKS
6/6
✔1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author.
Into the Night

✔2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library OR read a book with a green cover.
Spook Street

✔3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book OR read the fourth book on your TBR
The Girlfriend

✔4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc) OR read a book published in July (any year).
Locked In

✔5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend OR read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars.
The Fourth Monkey

✔6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman OR just choose any book you really want to read.
The Plea

Into the Night by Sarah Bailey Spook Street (Slough House, #4) by Mick Herron The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances Locked In (Jessica Daniel, #1) by Kerry Wilkinson The Fourth Monkey (4MK Thriller, #1) by J.D. Barker The Plea (Eddie Flynn, #2) by Steve Cavanagh


message 41: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're linked Kerri :)


message 42: by Jackmeister (last edited Aug 18, 2018 10:18PM) (new)

Jackmeister | 157 comments My 6 books for this challenge.

1. The Queen's birthday is on June 12th.
Read a book from the genre Historical Mystery OR a book by a female author.
I’ve gone with female author, Witness in Death by J.D. Robb

2. 5th of June is World Environment Day.
Practice recycling and read a book from the library OR read a book with a green cover.
Library book, Her by Garry Disher

3. The fourth of July is Independence Day.
Read a stand alone book OR read the fourth book on your TBR
Stand alone, Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

4. Canada Day is 1st of July.
Read a book which has some link to Canada (author, setting etc) OR read a book published in July (any year).
Canada, A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

5. Friendship Day is on 5th of August.
Read a book given to you by a friend OR read a book which a friend on Goodreads gave five stars.
Friend 5 stars (Bettyb) Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller

6. Women's Equality Day is on 26th August
Read a book which features a strong, independent woman OR just choose any book you really want to read.
Strong woman, Judgement in Death by J.D. Robb

Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb Her by Garry Disher Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2) by Louise Penny Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller Judgment in Death (In Death, #11) by J.D. Robb


message 43: by Bea (new)

Bea | 284 comments Dang! Back to the drawing board...none of the three that I had already selected fit the genre...


message 44: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3960 comments Mod
I do that a lot Bea:)


message 45: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9896 comments Mod
You're linked Jackie :)


message 46: by Janine (last edited Jun 03, 2018 04:06PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 653 comments I have finished my 1st book for this challenge

#1 Read a book by a female author

Judgment (Cassidy & Spenser, #1) by Carey Baldwin Judgment by Carey Baldwin 3*


message 47: by PattyMacDotComma (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 606 comments I finished my first by recycling. I'm enjoying Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series. The Likeness is #2, in which Detective Cassie Maddox goes undercover.
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2) by Tana French 4★ Link to my review


message 48: by Janine (new)

Janine (janineor) | 653 comments Finished my 2nd

#2 Read a book with a green cover
The Third Victim (FBI Profiler #2) by Lisa Gardner The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner 4*


message 49: by Trevor (new)

Trevor | 176 comments Finished my first book, my Independence Day book.
This was a very enjoyable, well written story, that kept me guessing until the last few pages - The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones - 4★


message 50: by Li'l Owl (last edited Jun 25, 2018 04:27PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments I have finished my first two 2/12

The Queen's birthday is on June 12th

1a.Historical Mystery
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 5★'s
The House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Anthony Horowitz
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

1b. Female author
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy 4★'s
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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