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message 1: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments use this thread to discuss books - each member in group, please reserve a post for reporting status of books


message 2: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Genres
victorian
shapeshifters - bear/wolves
mythological
new adult
menage

Members
Brooklyn
Christine
Diane
Jennifer AZ
Karen Booklover
Karla
Katie
Liz
Roger
Runell
Shan
Shelby
Tierra
Yvette


message 3: by Brooklyn (new)

Brooklyn (raynebair) Can we use this thread to make out a list of possible reads for each genre?


message 4: by Brooklyn (last edited Aug 20, 2014 11:17AM) (new)

Brooklyn (raynebair) This decision is going to be tough!
Here's my chosen list:

Victorian: Downtime, 506pg - 8/15
Shapeshifters - bear/wolves: In Your Eyes (wolf shifters), 200pg - 8/2
Mythological: Lux Ex Tenebris (MC is son of Apollo), 254pg - 8/11
New Adult: Given the Circumstances (college boys), 260pg - 8/13
Menage: Room at the Edge, 296pg - 8/19

Initial Ranking:
1.Shifters - bear/wolves
2.New Adult
3.Menage
4.Mythological
5.Victorian

Final Ranking:
1.Shifters - bear/wolves
2.Mythological
3.Menage
4.Victorian
5.New Adult


message 5: by Christine (last edited Aug 22, 2014 12:10PM) (new)

Christine (destinysangel) Reading List:


1. Victorian - Angel's Evolution, 173 pgs, GR 8/19/14 (3.5 stars)
2. Shapeshifters: Bear/Wolves - Kodiak's Claim, 240pgs, GR - 8/6/14 (4 stars)
3. Mythological - Justice For Skylar, 250pgs, GR 8/14/14 (4.5 stars)
4. New Adult - Something Like Winter, 368pgs, GR - 8/5/14 (4.5 stars)
5. Menage - Beyond Complicated, 544pgs, GR - 8/8/14(4 stars)

My Ranking
1. Shapeshifters: Bear/Wolves
2. New Adult
3. Menage
4. Victorian
5. Mythological


message 6: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments yep brooklyn


message 7: by Katie (last edited Aug 26, 2014 01:27PM) (new)

Katie | 2077 comments 0/5 read


Reading List:

1. Victorian - The Many Sins of Lord Cameron - 320 pg/GR
2. Shapeshifters: Bear/Wolves - Bear Necessities - 272 pg/GR
3. Mythological - Night Pleasures - 336 pg/GR
4. New Adult - Perfection - 276 pg/GR
5. Menage - Beyond Control - 398 pg/GR

Themes Found Here:

1. Victorian Romance
2. In Blurb
3. Fantasy > Mythology found under Genre on main page.
4. New Adult found under Genre on main page.
5. Erotica > Menage found under Genre on main page.

Theme Ranking:

1. Mythological
2. Shapeshifters: Bear/Wolves
3. Victorian
4. New Adult
5. Menage

Book Ranking:

1. Mythological - Night Pleasures - 8/22, 4 stars
2. Shapeshifters: Bear/Wolves - Bear Necessities - 8/21, 4 stars
3. Victorian - The Many Sins of Lord Cameron - 8/14, 3.5 stars
4. Menage - Beyond Control - 8/26, 3 stars
5. New Adult - Perfection - 8/21, 1 star

Final Ranking:

1. Mythological - Night Pleasures
2. Shapeshifters: Bear/Wolves - Bear Necessities
3. Victorian - The Many Sins of Lord Cameron
4. Menage - Beyond Control
5. New Adult - Perfection


message 8: by Diane (last edited Aug 29, 2014 11:37AM) (new)

Diane | 383 comments Have looked, and I think this is what I'm going to read:

Victorian: Heartless
Shapeshifter: Wolf with Benefits
Mythological: Justice For Skylar
New Adult: Dumb Jock OR The Zero Knot
Menage: Dangerous Boys and Their Toy OR Plagued OR Susie's Choice


So, I ended up reading a couple of different books from what I had originally thought. Here's what I read:

Victorian: Timeless
Shifter: At Year's End
Mythological: Justice For Skylar
NA: The Zero Knot
Menage: Intercession

My ranking:

1. Victorian
2. NA
3. Menage
4. Shifter
5. Mythological


message 9: by Yvette (last edited Aug 22, 2014 08:00AM) (new)

Yvette (yvettejessika) | 28 comments Shapeshifters: Moonglow (Darkest London #2)432 pages
New Adult:Enigma Black (Enigma Black #1)383 pages
Victorian: It happened one autumn (Wallflowers#2)391 pages
Mythological:Beyond Bridalveil Fall (Dwellers of Ahwahnee #1)379 pages
Menage: Ecstasy Unbound (Guardians of the Realms #1)303 pages

Just let me know if my book choices ore ok.

My final Ranking:

1.Shapeshifter
2.New Adult
3.Victorian
4.Menage
5.Mythological


message 10: by Roger - president of NBR United - (last edited Aug 30, 2014 04:22AM) (new)

Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Not the best but not the worst group.

victorian -- The Magpie Lord 8/27 4.5 stars
Shapeshifter -bear,wolf -- Strength of the Pack finished 4 stars 8/27 If I liked military more it might have been 5 stars but definitely a worthy read.
mythological -- The Last Grand Master5 stars 8/30
new adult -- Plan B 4 stars 8/28
menage -- Tag Team 4 star 8/28

Book ratings
1. Mythological The Last Grand Master
2. Victorian The Magpie Lord
3. Shapeshifter -bear,wolf Strength of the Pack
4. Menage Tag Team
5. New Adult Plan B

Category rankings
1. Mythological
2. Shapeshifter - bear, wolf
3. New Adult
4. Menage
5. Victorian


message 11: by Liz (last edited Aug 26, 2014 08:37AM) (new)

Liz Arias (lizzlatina) | 28 comments My books:
Victorian: Where Dreams Begin. 373 pages. 3/5 ★★★
Shapeshifters - bear/wolves: El libro de Noah. 466 pages 3/5 ★★★
Mythological:Night Embrace. 408 pages 4/5. ★★★★
New adult: Better When He's Bad. 384 pages 4.5/5 ★★★★★
Menage: Blindfold Fantasy. 325 pages. 4.5/5 ★★★★★


My final Ranking:

1. New Adult
2. Menage
3. Mythological
4. Victorian
5. Shapeshifter


message 12: by Shan ~A~ (last edited Aug 17, 2014 02:20PM) (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 972 comments Books:
Victorian Shelf:Mine Till Midnight 376 pages 08/13 Rating: ★★★★
Shapeshifters - bear/wolves:Bonded 416 pages 08/10 Rating: ★★★★
Mythological Shelf:Third Grave Dead Ahead 310 pages 08/06 Rating: ★★★★★
New Adult Shelf:Come Away with Me 324 pages 08/07 Rating: ★★★
Menage Shelf:The Billionaire Bad Boys Club 244 pages 08/08 Rating: ★★★★

Starting Ranking:
1.Victorian
2.Shapeshifters
3.Menage
4.New Adult
5.Mythological

Final Ranking:
1.Mythological
2.Historical
3.Shapeshifters
4.Menage
5.New Adult


message 13: by Runell (last edited Aug 31, 2014 06:18AM) (new)

Runell Books

Victorian: Devil in Winter: 368 pgs [8/3/14] 4 ★
Shapeshifters (Bear/Wolves): Cry Wolf: 294 pgs 0
Ménage: 911: 226 pgs [8/24/13] 2.5-3 ★
New Adult: On Dublin Street: 372 pgs 0
Mythological: The Sea of Monsters: 288 pgs [8/31/14] 4 ★

Initial Ranking

New Adult
Victorian
Shapeshifters
Mythological
Ménage

Final Ranking

Victorian
Mythological
Ménage
New Adult
Shapeshifters



message 14: by Shelby (last edited Aug 31, 2014 01:37AM) (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1641 comments Reserving my spot!

I'm back now my dears. Sorry I didn't get to post earlier...God I feel so out of the loop with everything in my normal life going to hell in a handbasket. :-p

KATIE!!!! I'm kinda excited we're in the same group on something. ;)

*hugs to those she knows and waves hi to those she doesn't*

Genres
Victorian - Death by Silver (8/18) ★★★★
Shapeshifters (bear/wolves) - Unacceptable Risk (8/29) ★★★★★
Mythological - The Darkest Craving (8/30) ★★★★★
New adult - Calling the Show (8/24) ★★★★½
Menage - Out of the Darkness (8/23) ★★★★

Death by Silver by Melissa Scott Unacceptable Risk (Hidden Wolves, #1) by Kaje Harper The Darkest Craving (Lords of The Underworld, #10) by Gena Showalter Calling the Show by J.A. Rock Out of the Darkness (Dark Horse, #2) by Kate Sherwood

Initial Personal Ranking
Shapeshifters
Mythological
Menage
New Adult
Victorian

Final Ranking
Mythological
Shapeshifters
Menage
New Adult
Victorian


message 15: by Diane (new)

Diane | 383 comments Hey Roger, I've read three of your book choices -- you're going to have a tough time picking favorites, they're all pretty good.


message 16: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2077 comments Shelby wrote: "Reserving my spot!

I'm back now my dears. Sorry I didn't get to post earlier...God I feel so out of the loop with everything in my normal life going to hell in a handbasket. :-p

KATIE!!!! I'm ..."


YAY!!!! I know, right? ;)


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Shelby wrote: "Reserving my spot!

I'm back now my dears. Sorry I didn't get to post earlier...God I feel so out of the loop with everything in my normal life going to hell in a handbasket. :-p

KATIE!!!! I'm ..."


Hello Shelby strange we were just in bingo together!


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Diane wrote: "Hey Roger, I've read three of your book choices -- you're going to have a tough time picking favorites, they're all pretty good."

Yes I know most of the books I have read before because I do not like most of the categories. so went with books I liked rather then taking a chance with books I did not know.


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Katie wrote: "Shelby wrote: "Reserving my spot!

I'm back now my dears. Sorry I didn't get to post earlier...God I feel so out of the loop with everything in my normal life going to hell in a handbasket. :-p

..."


Katie,

I think this is the first time I have been in a group with you for a challenge


message 20: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2077 comments I think so, too, Roger. :) I don't do many team/group challenges...just the ones over here.


message 21: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 03, 2014 01:39AM) (new)

Reserving my spot!
Ugh shapeshifters :( Can deal with the others.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Runell wrote: "
Books


Victorian: Devil in Winter: 368 pgs
Shapeshifters (Bear/Wolves): Cry Wolf: 294 pgs
Ménage: 911: 226 pgs
New Adult: [book:On Dublin Street|15760..."


On dublin street and Devil in winter are amazing books !


message 23: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 23, 2014 01:24PM) (new)

Jennifer | 9 comments This is my first challenge.

Victorian: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
Shapeshifters bear/wolves: Bear Necessities
Mythological: Mortal Temptations
New Adult: Better When He's Bad
Menage: Their Virgin's Secret

Final rating:
1. Victorian
2. Shapeshifters
3. New Adult
4. Mythological
5. Menage


message 24: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 972 comments Jennifer wrote: "This is my first challenge.

Challenges are fun and addictive. I hope you enjoy and find plenty more to start. Good Luck!


message 25: by Runell (new)

Runell I finished Devil in Winter today and it was really good. I used to read Victorian romances all the time, and I forgot how much I enjoyed them (when they're done right).


message 26: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2077 comments Runell wrote: "I finished Devil in Winter today and it was really good. I used to read Victorian romances all the time, and I forgot how much I enjoyed them (when they're done right)."

I like that series a lot, Runell. :)


message 27: by Christine (new)

Christine (destinysangel) so quiet in here :o


message 28: by Brooklyn (new)

Brooklyn (raynebair) I guess we are all reading. :)


message 29: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 972 comments I finished my reading and ranking. Yay!!


message 30: by AerinLuvs (last edited Aug 29, 2014 06:08PM) (new)

AerinLuvs (anniluvs) | 117 comments I just got this group assigned to me today, 8/20.

☑ victorian. -------------If You Dare8/24, 4.5 stars
☑ shapeshifters - bear/wolves---The Beast in Him, 8/27, 4 stars
☑ mythological--------The Darkest Night3/29, 4 stars
☑ new adult -----------Blindfolded Innocence8/20, 4.5 Stars
☑ menage--------------Sex Love Repeat 8/20. 3.5 stars
----FINAL RANKING/HOW BOOK FIT CATEGORY------
1. New Adult
2. Shapeshifters
3. Mythological
4. Victorian
5. Menage


message 31: by Yvette (new)

Yvette (yvettejessika) | 28 comments I finished!!! So what do we do now?


message 32: by AerinLuvs (new)

AerinLuvs (anniluvs) | 117 comments Yvette, tell Dee in the sign up thread that you want another Group assignment. If you finish it and can rank them by the end of the month, great. If not, then you read some hopefully good books! :-)


message 33: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Yvette - if you want to attempt another group let me know and I can put you in one


message 34: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments when it comes to ranking your final books - consider 2 things - 1) your enjoyment of the book and 2) how well the theme was presented/reflected through-out - so you could have a book that you enjoyed more, be lower ranked than one with the theme being a stronger role - if you have any questions, let me know


message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Yvette - I need you to post your final rankings


message 36: by Yvette (new)

Yvette (yvettejessika) | 28 comments Dee if it's possible I'll like to be assign to another group


message 37: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments you need to post in the group assignment thread please (for tracking purposes)


message 38: by Sofia (last edited Aug 24, 2014 09:51AM) (new)

Sofia Lazaridou (sofiagreycullensalvatore) | 59 comments victorian Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage 4 stars
shapeshifters - bear/wolves Just One Drop 5 stars
mythological The Darkest Craving 5 stars
new adult Tempting the Player 4 stars
menage Never Been Kissed 3 stars


My Rankings
Shapeshifter
Menage
New Adult
Mythological
Victorian


message 39: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 9 comments Shan wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "This is my first challenge.

Challenges are fun and addictive. I hope you enjoy and find plenty more to start. Good Luck!"


I did enjoy this! I had never read a couple of the themes before and had fun finding new topics!


message 40: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments hey guys, as a reminder, this round finishes on Sunday at midnight - so you need to get your books done and ranked by then. I'll leave the threads open until Monday morning (Sept 1) - but then I'll be locking them so I can finalize the books to through to the next round

If you don't finish all your books, rank the ones that you have - the rest will just get a zero in the ranking scheme



message 41: by Dee (last edited Aug 27, 2014 10:26AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments From Group H, I need rankings from:

Diane
Karen Booklover
Karla
Roger
Runell
Shelby
Tierra
Anniluvs


message 42: by Diane (last edited Aug 29, 2014 11:38AM) (new)

Diane | 383 comments Finished. Posted my rankings in message 8.


message 43: by AerinLuvs (new)

AerinLuvs (anniluvs) | 117 comments Finished my final rankings posted in #30, will also re-post it here for convenience.
----FINAL RANKING/HOW BOOK FIT CATEGORY------
1. New Adult
2. Shapeshifters
3. Mythological
4. Victorian
5. Menage


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments I am done All rankings in message 10. Final category rankings here also:

Category rankings
1. Mythological
2. Shapeshifter - bear, wolf
3. New Adult
4. Menage
5. Victorian


message 45: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (stang_lee) | 1641 comments Dee I'm all done. :D Posted my final rankings in my original message. :D


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