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This challenge lasts one year from the date you start

Option #1- Read books that have cowboys, or something from the Wild West incorporated in the story.
Option #2- Read books with Cowboys, horses, ranches, etc on the cover
Option #3 - Spell- it -Out (*) Using words from the list below ( not limited to the list)
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Option #4- Any combination of the above tasks

Examples of words for the spell-it-out challenge:
G-The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
U-Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
N-Fatal Affair by Marie Force character Nick Cappuano
S-Scythe by Neal Shusterman

( Inspired by
Howdy Partner : 5 books
Greenhorn : 13 books
Wet Your Whistle : 21 books
Skedaddle : 29 books +

(*)Spell-it-Out Rules
Using the first letter in the book’s title, the first letter of the series name, the first letter in the author’s first or last name, or the first letter of a character’s first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter in the audiobook narrators first or last name.
If you are reading a translated version, you can also use the first letter of the translator's first or last name.

As always, if the first letter of a title starts with ‘A’, ‘An’, ‘The’, etc., you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word.

* Note:
In 2013 we started this challenge, and we've now decided to start a new thread for the challenge to freshen it up a bit! You can find the old thread HERE

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Earn your Amethyst Coins with the Reading Challenges. Must Join a participating Reading Challenge on or after April 1, 2016.

To Earn an Amethyst Coin:
Amethyst Coin One Coin upon reading 25 or more books from this challenge in one year

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message 6: by Tina ❣ (last edited Sep 02, 2018 04:30AM) (new)

Tina ❣ (nutrinut) | 1907 comments Start: 01/06/18
End: 31/08/18
Level: Skedaddle
Options: 3
Books Read: 29/29


Band Wagon
Read: 9/9

B - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 02/06/18
A - The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan 14/06/18
N - The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 06/06/18
D - Foundation For Three by Vella Day 05/06/18

W - A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 08/06/18
A - All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 22/06/18
G - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 04/05/18
O - Over the Hills and Far Away by Kelli Jean 06/06/18
N - No Quarter by Kelli Jean 06/06/18

Bull Riding
Read: 10/10

B - The Book of Dirt by Bram Presser 14/06/18
U - Unbearable Arms by Aya Morningstar 03/08/18
L - Entice by S. Layne 04/06/18
L - Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 29/07/18

R - Knight, Heir, Prince by Morgan Rice 16/06/18
I - Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 11/08/18
D - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones 15/06/18
I - The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 21/07/18
N - Scythe by Neal Shusterman 10/06/18
G - Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee 27/07/18

Read: 4/4

G - Infinite Blue by Darren Groth 06/07/18
U - Undertaking Irene by Pamela Burford 31/08/18
N - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 18/08/18
S - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 28/06/18

Read: 6/6

S - Everly by S.M. Shade 05/07/18
A - To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 25/06/18
L - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 23/06/18
O - On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 08/06/18
O - The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 30/06/18
N - Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman 18/07/18

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Susan (jazzescrapper) | 1132 comments Start- 1/6/18
Option #3- Spell It Out
Books Read- 0/30+ books

1. Band Wagon
2. Bow and Arrows
3. Cattle Drive
4. Chuck Wagon Races
5. Cowboy Boots
6. Horseshoes
7. Outlaw
8. Rodeo
9. Stetson
10. Wrangler

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Welcome to the challenge ; Minnie, Tina & Susan!

Your challenge posts are HERE

message 9: by Abbey (new)

Abbey (abbeyhauser) | 210 comments I'm in!
Level: Skedaddle (29+ Books

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message 10: by Midniteillusion (Desiree) (last edited Mar 21, 2019 09:54PM) (new)

Midniteillusion (Desiree) (midniteillusion) | 36 comments Sounds Like Fun
I'll do option #4 please.

40/45 ( I may change this to the hardest level but I want to see how I start off).

B - Brianna Hale Soft Limits
A - Alice Clayton Wallbanger
R - Meli Raine A Harmless Little Game
E - Enraptured by Candace Camp
B - Bethany Claire Love Beyond Belief
A - Amanda McCabe A Notorious Woman
C - Crossfire Christmas
K - Lisa Kleypas Then Came You

R - Xander Rhodes character in Dark Mysteries
I - 14 Weeks Investigators series
D - Dearest Ivie J.R. Ward
I - Investigating Christmas
N - Prisoner of Night
G - Jessica Gadziala 367 Days

J - Julie Miller - KCPD Protector
E - Erik character in Viking Passion
A - Adam Lawrence character in Semiautomatic Marriage
N - Neighbor Dearest
S - Sara Fielding character in Dreaming of You

V - The Viscount Who Loved Me
A - Valoree Ainsley character in Lady Pirate
Q - The Texas Cowboy's Quadruplets
U - Unexpected Gifts
E -
R - Reap
O - An Offer From a Gentleman

B - To Sir Phillip, With Love Bridgerton Series
A - A Navesink Bank Christmas
R - Romancing Mister Bridgerton
B - Brenda Harlen The Maverick's Thanksgiving Baby

W - When He Was Wicked
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R - Reign
E - Eli character in Shane

C - Cash
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W - Wolf
B - Bethany Lopez 8 Weeks
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B - Barb Han Kidnapped at Christmas
O - The Omega character in The Thief
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T - The Triangle
S - Captive for the Sheikh's Pleasure

message 11: by Jenna (last edited Nov 30, 2018 11:42AM) (new)

Jenna (thisisjenna) | 153 comments Option #3 — Spell It Out
Duration: June 1, 2018 - June 1, 2019
Level: Skedaddle

Books Read: 32/29+

S — Maria V. Snyder, author of Poison Study
T — Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
E — Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish
E — Erin, character in Something in the Water
R — Ronald, character in Men We Reaped

D — Dekarta, character in The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
A — Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give
B — Delilah Bard, character in A Conjuring of Light
I — Iris Murdoch, author of The Sea, the Sea
N — Naomi Novik, author of Spinning Silver
G — George, character in I've Got You Under My Skin

B — Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
R — Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
I — Iris, character in Metamorphoses
D — Darcy Coates, author of The Carrow Haunt
L — Lucy, character in The Hating Game
E — Elizabeth Camden, author of With Every Breath

T — Thornton Wilder, author of Our Town
R — Sara Rider, author of Make Me Fall
A — Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
I — Isobel, character in The Summer Wives
L — Leonora, character in Possession

J — John Tomasetti, character in Pray for Silence
E — Elian, character in To Kill a Kingdom
A — Abel, character in Breaking Silence
N — Nathan, character in Sworn to Silence
S — A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

V — Valency, character in The Blue Castle
A — Albus Dumbledore, character in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
E — Esther, character in Gone Missing
R — Jenifer Ringer, author of Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet
O — Oonagh, character in Daughter of the Forest

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Welcome Abbey, Jenna & Midniteillusion!

Your challenge post is HERE

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Congratulations Tina!

message 15: by Daniel (last edited Apr 27, 2022 02:29PM) (new)

Daniel Hanson-Brown (dozerpup711) | 168 comments NBRC 26 Alphabet 25: Wild West Reading Challenge: A to Z (Spell-it-Out)

27/31 complete

B - Brandon Sanderson; Mistborn: The Final Empire (Author) 1/10/22
U - Umberto Eco; The Name of the Rose 2/15/22 (Author)
L - Lost Souls by Tim Rangnow (Title) 1/30/22
L - Lanyon, Josh; The Mermaid Murders 4/16/22 (Author)

R - Reya Starck & Kirby Crow; Circuit Theory 4/8/22 (Author)
I -
D - Deborah Harkness; Shadow of Night 3/23/22 (Author)
I -
N - Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Title) 1/3/22
G - Gibson, William; Burning Chrome 2/21/22 (Author)

C - Christopher Moore; A Dirty Job 4/25/22 (Author)
O - Of Secrets and Wolves by Alice Winters (Title) 1/14/22
W - Werewolves in Their Youth by Michael Chabon 3/29/22 (Title)
B - Ben Aaronovitch; Midnight Riot (Author) 1/25/22
O - On Animals by Susan Orlean 3/6/22 (Title)
Y - Yesterday by Felicia Yap 3/2/2022 (Title)

B - Broken by Jenny Lawson 3/6/22 (Title)
O - Oates, Joyce Carol; Zombie 4/9/22 (Author)
O -
T - Tenth of December by George Saunders (Title) 1/29/22
S - Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman (Title) 2/2/22

J - Jennifer Egan; A Visit from the Goon Squad 4/27/22 (Author)
E - Elly Griffiths; The Crossing Places 4/2/22 (Author)
A - All That Remains by Patricia Cornwell (Title) 2/6/22
N - Nevill, Adam; Before You Sleep: Three Horrors 3/24/22 (Author)
S - Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg 2/19/22 (Title)

S - The Spirit Siphon by Ben S. Dobson 4/13/22 (Title)
T - They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 3/11/22 (Title)
E - The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty 4/7/22 (Title)
E -
R - Rosenbloom, Megan; Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin (Author) 1/5/22

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