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message 1: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Opposites Attract Monthly Challenge

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Thanks to Jonquil for this idea!

I decided I wanted to bring this back and see how it goes for this month. The idea is to try and see how many opposites you can find within the books you've already selected for the month. The thought is that you're not going to plan for these ahead of time, other than to say how many opposites you're wanting to aim for. Your task is to see which ones sort of "naturally" occur in your typical reading. However, in the interest of inclusiveness, you are able to plan out your reading ahead of time, should you wish to do so.

Levels:
Charged: 1-3 pairs
Magnetic: 4-6 pairs
Electric: 7-9 pairs
Resonant: 10-12 pairs
Zeitgeist: 13+ pairs

Guidelines:
☯A pairing is defined as one "Positive" and one "Negative", as in ions and atoms
Books can only be used in one pairing, not multiple ones!
Pairings are not to be split up! For example: You can't take first in a series and pair it with set in space to complete a pairing.
☯Books must be at least 75 pages in length!
☯Re-reads are allowed


Duration: June 1st to June 30th, 2018

Opposite Pairs:
Positive: first book in a series
Negative: final book of a series

Positive: set in a large city
Negative: set in a rural area

Positive: Female on cover
Negative: Guy on cover

Positive: gets engaged for real
Negative: gets engaged for pretend

Positive: gets the guy or girl
Negative: loses the guy or girl

Positive: light cover
Negative: dark cover

Positive: contemporary
Negative: historic

Positive: set on Earth
Negative: set in space

Positive: Slender MC
Negative: Curvy MC/Muscular or Bulky MC

Positive: Animals on the cover
Negative: no Animals on the cover

Positive: has kids
Negative: no kids

Positive: gets job
Negative: loses job

Positive: travels to other countries
Negative: never leaves town

Positive: female MC
Negative: male MC

Positive: Boss
Negative: Employee

Positive: mountains
Negative: seaside

Positive: Erotic
Negative: Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)

This list is just a guide, feel free to use your creativity and create your own pairings!


message 2: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (last edited Jun 24, 2018 11:43AM) (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Opposites Attract! Challenge
Duration: June 1st to June 30th, 2018
Level: Magnetic (4-6 pairs)
Read: 5/5 Pairs, 10/10 Books


Opposite Pairs:
Positive: first book in a series: Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck-6/12/18
Negative: final book of a series: Encore by Rachel Lacey-6/2/18

Positive: set in a large city: Deserving It by Angela Quarles-6/3/18
Negative: set in a rural area: Brody: The Betting Billionaire by Bonnie R. Paulson-6/4/18

Positive: Female on cover: The Genius by Elin Peer-6/22/18
Negative: Guy on cover: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden-6/20/18

Positive: gets engaged for real
Negative: gets engaged for pretend

Positive: gets the guy or girl
Negative: loses the guy or girl

Positive: light cover
Negative: dark cover

Positive: contemporary
Negative: historic:

Positive: set on Earth
Negative: set in space

Positive: Slender MC
Negative: Curvy MC/Muscular or Bulky MC

Positive: Animals on the cover
Negative: no Animals on the cover

Positive: has kids: Loving Irish by Katy Regnery-6/11/18
Negative: no kids: The Crown Princess by Kathleen Samuels-6/24/18

Positive: gets job
Negative: loses job

Positive: travels to other countries
Negative: never leaves town

Positive: female MC
Negative: male MC

Positive: Boss: Overcome by A.K. Evans-6/19/18
Negative: Employee: My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby's Prospects by Janice Thompson-6/9/18

Positive: mountains
Negative: seaside

Positive: Erotic
Negative: Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)


message 3: by Nicole (last edited Jun 27, 2018 08:42AM) (new)

Nicole P June Challenge: Opposites Attract!

Level: Magnetic (6-7 pairs)

11/6+ pairs completed
23/TBD books read

Positive: first book in a series: 3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore (02/06) ★★
Negative: final book of a series
3 AM Kisses (3 AM Kisses, #1) by Addison Moore

Positive: set in a large city: Wildcat by Max Monroe (06/06) ★★★★★
Negative: set in a rural area: The Bear Who Loved Me by Kathy Lyons (04/06) ★★★★
Wildcat (Mavericks Tackle Love, #1) by Max Monroe The Bear Who Loved Me (Grizzlies Gone Wild, #1) by Kathy Lyons

Positive: Female on cover: Falling for the Wrong Twin by Kathy Lyons (14/06) ★★★
Negative: Guy on cover: Smolder by Melinda Minx (01/06) ★
Falling for the Wrong Twin (Secret Desires, #2) by Kathy Lyons Smolder by Melinda Minx

Positive: gets engaged for real: Looking for a Hero: Marriage Wanted/My Hero by Debbie Macomber (15/06) ★★★
Negative: gets engaged for pretend: Part-Time Husband by Noelle Adams (12/06) ★★★★
Looking for a Hero Marriage Wanted\My Hero by Debbie Macomber Part-Time Husband (Trophy Husbands, #1) by Noelle Adams

Positive: gets the guy or girl
Negative: loses the guy or girl

Positive: light cover
Negative: dark cover

Positive: contemporary: Hate 2 Lovers by K. Webster & JD Hollyfield (18/06) ★★
Negative: historic: Dangerous by Amanda Quick (26/06) ★★★
Hate 2 Lovers (2 Lovers, #2) by K. Webster Dangerous by Amanda Quick

Positive: set on Earth
Negative: set in space

Positive: Slender MC: His Undercover Princess by Avery Flynn (03/06) ★★★
Negative: Curvy MC/Muscular or Bulky MC: Beauty And The Bookworm by Nick Pageant (04/06) ★★
His Undercover Princess (Tempt Me, #1) by Avery Flynn Beauty And The Bookworm by Nick Pageant

Positive: Animals on the cover: License to Shift by Kathy Lyons (08/06) ★★★
Negative: no Animals on the cover: North of Heartbreak by Julie Rowe (09/06) ★★
License to Shift (Grizzlies Gone Wild #2) by Kathy Lyons North of Heartbreak by Julie Rowe

Positive: has kids: Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis (09/06) ★★★★
Negative: no kids: On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett (14/06) ★★
Forever and a Day (Lucky Harbor, #6) by Jill Shalvis On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Positive: gets job: Sugar on the Edge by Sawyer Bennett (21/06) ★★★
Negative: loses job: Worth the Fall by Caitie Quinn (24/06) ★★
Sugar on the Edge (Last Call, #3) by Sawyer Bennett Worth the Fall (Brew Ha Ha #2) by Caitie Quinn

Positive - travels to other countries: Tapping Her by Max Monroe (01/06) ★★★
Negative: never leaves town
Tapping Her (Billionaire Bad Boys, #1.5) by Max Monroe

Positive: female MC
Negative: male MC

Positive: Boss
Negative: Employee

Positive: mountains
Negative: seaside: Uncharted by Julie Johnson (10/06) ★★★★
Uncharted (Uncharted, #1) by Julie Johnson

Positive: Friends-to-lovers: Stripping the Billionaire by Noelle Adams (03/06) ★★★
Negative: Enemies-to-lovers: Make It a Double by Sawyer Bennett (17/06) ★★★
Stripping the Billionaire (Heirs of Damon, #4) by Noelle Adams Make It a Double (Last Call, #2) by Sawyer Bennett

Positive: Short-length: Trick Play by Alison Hendricks (02/06) ★★★
Negative: Long-length: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (03/06) ★★★
Trick Play (Eastshore Tigers, #3) by Alison Hendricks Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1) by Cassandra Clare

Positive: Non-sexual: The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram (07/06) ★★★★
Negative: Erotic: Driven by Fate by Tessa Bailey (16/06) ★★★★★
The Avery Shaw Experiment (Science Squad, #1) by Kelly Oram Driven by Fate (Serve, #5) by Tessa Bailey


message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (albolick) | 14 comments Opposites Attract! Challenge
Duration: June 1st to June 30th, 2018
Level: Charged (for now)
Read: 0/3

(view spoiler)

Opposite Pairs:
Positive: first book in a series
Negative: final book of a series

Positive: set in a large city
Negative: set in a rural area

Positive: Female on cover
Negative: Guy on cover

Positive: gets engaged for real
Negative: gets engaged for pretend

Positive: gets the guy or girl
Negative: loses the guy or girl

Positive: light cover
Negative: dark cover

Positive: contemporary
Negative: historic

Positive: set on Earth
Negative: set in space

Positive: Slender MC
Negative: Curvy MC/Muscular or Bulky MC

Positive: Animals on the cover
Negative: no Animals on the cover

Positive: has kids
Negative: no kids

Positive: gets job
Negative: loses job

Positive: travels to other countries
Negative: never leaves town

Positive: female MC
Negative: male MC

Positive: Boss
Negative: Employee

Positive: mountains
Negative: seaside

Positive: Erotic
Negative: Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)


message 5: by Elle (last edited Jun 29, 2018 05:37PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 300 comments June Opposites Attract! Challenge
Level: Electric (7-9 pairs)

Pairs Made: 8/7-9
Books Read: 16/14-18

Opposite Pairs:
Positive: first book in a series
Negative: final book of a series

Positive: set in a large city - Alpha & Omega | Patricia Briggs - 6/3
Negative: set in a rural area - Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer - 6/13

Positive: Female on cover - House of Darken | Jaymin Eve - 6/18
Negative: Guy on cover - George's Marvelous Medicine | Roald Dahl - 6/21

Positive: gets engaged for real
Negative: gets engaged for pretend

Positive: gets the guy or girl
Negative: loses the guy or girl

Positive: light cover - Every Thing on It Shel Silverstein - 6/24
Negative: dark cover - The Call | Peadar Ó Guilín - 6/21

Positive: contemporary
Negative: historic

Positive: set on Earth - The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo - 6/2
Negative: set in space - Six Wakes | Mur Lafferty - 6/9

Positive: Slender MC
Negative: Curvy MC/Muscular or Bulky MC

Positive: Animals on the cover- Rat Queens: Deluxe Edition | Kurtis J. Wiebe - 6/10
Negative: no Animals on the cover - The Valkyrie's Princes | Quinn Arthurs - 6/19

Positive: has kids - The Hundred Dresses | Eleanor Estes - 6/21
Negative: no kids - Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons | Kurtis J. Wiebe - 6/29

Positive: gets job
Negative: loses job

Positive: travels to other countries - The Power | Naomi Alderman - 6/12
Negative: never leaves town - Magic Bleeds | Ilona Andrews - 6/8

Positive: female MC - Cry Wolf | Patricia Briggs - 6/23
Negative: male MC - Nurk | Ursula Vernon - 6/24

Positive:Boss
Negative: Employee

Positive:mountains
Negative: seaside

Positive: Erotic
Negative: Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 42 comments Opposite Pairs:
Positive: first book in a series
Negative: final book of a series

Positive: set in a large city
Negative: set in a rural area

Positive: Female on cover
Negative: Guy on cover

Positive: gets engaged for real
Negative: gets engaged for pretend

Positive: gets the guy or girl
Negative: loses the guy or girl

Positive: light cover
Negative: dark cover

Positive: contemporary
Negative: historic

Positive: set on Earth
Negative: set in space

Positive: Slender MC
Negative: Curvy MC/Muscular or Bulky MC

Positive: Animals on the cover
Negative: no Animals on the cover

Positive: has kids
Negative: no kids

Positive: gets job
Negative: loses job

Positive: travels to other countries
Negative: never leaves town

Positive: female MC
Negative: male MC

Positive: Boss
Negative: Employee

Positive: mountains
Negative: seaside

Positive: Erotic
Negative: Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)


message 7: by Cindy III (last edited Jun 30, 2018 11:58PM) (new)

Cindy III | 340 comments Hm. I'll give this a try.
Opposites Attract Monthly Challenge

Level: Charged: 1-3 pairs
Duration: June 1st to June 30th, 2018

Opposite Pairs:

Positive: Female on cover
Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 06 (Dawn of the Arcana, #6) by Rei Toma 6/22 - 23
Negative: Guy on cover
Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 04 (Dawn of the Arcana, #4) by Rei Toma 6/17

Positive: contemporary
Lovesick Ellie Vol. 1 by Fujimomo 6/23 - 30
Negative: historic
The Water Dragon’s Bride, Vol. 4 by Rei Toma 6/29

Positive: Erotic
Everyone's Getting Married, Vol. 4 by Izumi Miyazono 6/14
Negative: Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)
My Boyfriend in Orange Vol. 1 by Non Tamashima (玉島ノン) 6/22


message 8: by Beth (new)

Beth | 371 comments I'll try! Let's see what I get.


message 9: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 489 comments Charged: 1-3 pairs
Duration: June 1st to June 30th, 2018

Opposite Pairs:
Positive: first book in a series
Negative: final book of a series

Positive: set in a large city
Negative: set in a rural area

Positive: Female on cover:After Anna 6/1/18 rating :**** After Anna by Lisa Scottoline
Negative: Guy on cover

Positive: gets engaged for real
Negative: gets engaged for pretend

Positive: gets the guy or girl
Negative: loses the guy or girl

Positive: light cover
Negative: dark cover:

Positive: contemporary
Negative: historic

Positive: set on Earth
Negative: set in space

Positive: Slender MC
Negative: Curvy MC/Muscular or Bulky MC

Positive: Animals on the cover
Negative: no Animals on the cover

Positive: has kids
Negative: no kids

Positive: gets job
Negative: loses job

Positive: travels to other countries
Negative: never leaves town

Positive: female MC: The Big Book of Female
Detectives
date : rating: The Big Book of Female Detectives by Otto Penzler
Negative: male MC


Positive: Boss
Negative: Employee

Positive: mountains
Negative: seaside

Positive: Erotic
Negative: Non-sexual (AKA clean romance)


message 10: by Elle (new)

Elle (elleay) | 300 comments Finished in Message 5


message 11: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Elle wrote: "Finished in Message 5"

Congrats!


message 12: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Congrats!


message 13: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 340 comments Completed 3 pairs, charged level in mssg. 7


message 14: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Cindy III wrote: "Completed 3 pairs, charged level in mssg. 7"

Congrats!


message 15: by Tiffany (last edited Jul 01, 2018 10:30PM) (new)

Tiffany Murphy (tiffers919) | 183 comments I’m in! This looks fun! Is there going to be a July board?


message 16: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (last edited Jul 02, 2018 03:10AM) (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Tiffany wrote: "I’m in! This looks fun! Is there going to be a July board?"

The June board will be Archived on Thursday, July 5th, so I would bookmark your place if you wish to do the challenge. Unfortunately, since you're starting on July 1st/2nd, your reading will not count towards participation stats for this challenge.

There will not be a July board for this challenge. There were only 6 participants total in this challenge out of 9 sign ups, when my original count was that I had 13 sign ups. I aim for 75% participation and while the new totals match that criteria, 9 participants is not enough for me to continue it. (Participation is as simple as reading and listing 1 book in your post.)

Also, this was an older challenge that I used to run that, at the time, did not have enough participation to continue posting it, so I retired it. I only brought it out for June as a filler challenge before the "What's So Great About... Third Quarter 2018?" challenge dropped.


message 17: by Nicole (new)

Nicole P I managed to complete 11 pairs :) Message 3


message 18: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Nicole wrote: "I managed to complete 11 pairs :) Message 3"

Congrats!


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