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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
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The City of London is the primary central business district of London. It is widely referred to simply as the City. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and it continues to be a major meeting point for businesses.

The (Secret) City of London

The City is made up of 25 wards. They can be described as electoral/political divisions. Below you will find a list of these wards.

You can read as many or as few as you want.
You can read one of each or focus on two or three.

No page limit. Re-reads are okay.
Duration: August 1 - 30, 2018
mc = main character

Wards of the City:
Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella
Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)
Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name
Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series
Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine
Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned
Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping
Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover
Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses
Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin
Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason
Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school
Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc
Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States
Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book
Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned


message 2: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 658 comments In!

Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella
Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)
Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name
Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series
Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine
Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned
Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping
Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover
Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses
Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin
Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason
Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school
Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc
Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States
Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book
Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned


message 3: by Nicole (last edited Aug 24, 2018 11:16AM) (new)

Nicole P Cities of the World - The City

16/25 completed

1. Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title.
🏙 Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. (02/08) ★★★

2. Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live.
🏙 The Boss and Her Billionaire by Michele de Winton (13/08) ★★★ - set in New Zealand/Australia.

3. Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella.
🏙 SEALed at Midnight by Cat Johnson (10/08) ★★★ - 149 pages (Kindle Edition)

4. Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover.
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5. Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town.
🏙 Cashmere and Camo by Erin Nicholas (02/08) ★★★

6. Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines).
🏙 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (11/08) ★★★★

7. Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name.
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8. Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series.
🏙 Viable Threat by Julie Rowe (01/08) ★★★ - book #1 in the Outbreak Task Force series.

9. Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine.
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10. Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned.
🏙 Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot (13/08) ★★

11. Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping.
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12. Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned.
🏙 Scoring Her by Max Monroe (15/08) ★★★
"Does he all of a sudden have the memory of an elephant ?" Page 110

13. Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover.
🏙 Butterface by Avery Flynn (09/08) ★★★★
Butterface (The Hartigans, #1) by Avery Flynn

14. Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses.
🏙 Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby (21/08) ★★★★ - male MC wears reading glasses.

15. Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book.
🏙 Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick (12/08) ★★★

16. Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover.
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17. Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
🏙 Merciless by Gina L. Maxwell (07/08) ★★★

18. Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages.
🏙 Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata (05/08) ★★ - 485 pages (Kindle Edition)

19. Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin.
🏙

20. Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason.
🏙

21. Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school.
🏙 Practice Husband by Noelle Adams (24/08) ★★★

22. Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc.
🏙 The Player by Claire Contreras (11/08) ★★★ - female MC works for a NPO.

23. Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States.
🏙 Bring on the Heat by Katie Rose (02/08) ★★★ - set in New Jersey.

24. Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book.
🏙

25. Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned.
🏙

Sincerely, Carter (Sincerely Carter, #1) by Whitney G. The Boss and Her Billionaire (Love on Deck #1) by Michele de Winton SEALed at Midnight (Hot SEALs, #3) by Cat Johnson 4 Cashmere and Camo (Billionaires in Blue Jeans, #3) by Erin Nicholas City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare 7 Viable Threat (Outbreak Task Force, #1) by Julie Rowe 9 Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1) by Meg Cabot 11 Scoring Her (Billionaire Bad Boys, #3.5) by Max Monroe Butterface (The Hartigans, #1) by Avery Flynn Boy Toy (Man Hands, #3) by Sarina Bowen Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick 16 Merciless (Playboys in Love, #3) by Gina L. Maxwell Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata 19 20 Practice Husband (Trophy Husbands, #2) by Noelle Adams The Player by Claire Contreras Bring on the Heat (The Boys of Summer, #1) by Katie Rose 24 25


message 4: by Jenn (last edited Sep 01, 2018 08:04AM) (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 532 comments CITIES OF THE WORLD: LONDON
Duration: August 1—30, 2018
Completed: 16/25


Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title - The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White, 8/3
Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live - Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson, 8/1
Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella - Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken, 8/6
Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover - In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken, 8/5
Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines) - All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover, 8/13
Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name
Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series - The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth, 8/10
Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine - The Elite by Kiera Cass, 8/15
Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned - Mind Games by Kiersten White, 8/16
Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping - Picture Imperfect by Nicole Yeager, 8/31
Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, 8/6
Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses - Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry, 8/8
Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :) - The Selection by Kiera Cass, 8/14
Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages - Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken, 8/3
Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin
Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason
Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school
Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc - The One by Kiera Cass, 8/16
Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States - The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken, 8/11
Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book
Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned - Scythe by Neil Shusterman, 8/28

Top Shelf (Aces Hockey, #3) by Kelly Jamieson The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2) by Alexandra Bracken In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3) by Alexandra Bracken The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Through the Dark (The Darkest Minds, #1.5, #2.5, #3.5) by Alexandra Bracken Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark, #2) by Veronica Roth The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds, #4) by Alexandra Bracken All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) by Kiersten White Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman Picture Imperfect by Nicola Yeager


message 5: by Barbara ★ (last edited Aug 28, 2018 06:55PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1874 comments Cities of the World - "The City"

READ: 11/8

✔Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
Outlaw Lovers: Jude and Luke - Jan Springer 8/16

✔Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
Dark in Death - J.D. Robb (set in NYC, I live in Ohio) 8/9

✔Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella
Dark Bites - Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/5

✔Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
The Otter of Death - Betty Webb 8/15

✔Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series
Loco Motive - Mary Daheim (Bed & Breakfast Mysteries #5)8/2

✔Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Bone Deep - Bonnie Dee 8/24

✔Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
A Knight and White Satin - Jackie Ivie 8/17

✔Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde 8/4

✔Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
Earth to Hell - Kylie Chan (615 pages) 8/19

✔Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school
Jinx - Meg Cabot 8/12

✔Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States
Total Surrender - Rebecca Zanetti (Utah) 8/1

Outlaw Lovers Jude and Luke (Outlaw Lovers, #1-2) by Jan Springer Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Dark Bites (Dark-Hunter #22.5; Hellchaser, #0.5; Dream-Hunter, #0.5; Were-Hunter, #3.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Otter of Death (Gunn Zoo Mystery #5) by Betty Webb Loco Motive (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, #25) by Mary Daheim Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee A Knight and White Satin (Knights, #6) by Jackie Ivie The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2) by Jasper Fforde Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, #1) by Kylie Chan Jinx by Meg Cabot Total Surrender (Sin Brothers, #4) by Rebecca Zanetti

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 6: by Karen ♐ (last edited Aug 27, 2018 03:23PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1752 comments Cities of the World - The City
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.
Duration: August 1 - 30, 2018
12/25 completed


1. Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title.
🏙 Nikolai, Volume 2 Roxie Rivera - 8/19

2. Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live.
🏙 Salvation in Death J.D. Robb - 8/20

3. Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella.
🏙 Sanctum Lexi Blake - 8/9

4. Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover.
🏙 Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Colleen Hoover - 8/14

5. Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town. -
🏙 Slow Heat in Heaven Sandra Brown - 8/4

6. Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines).
🏙

7. Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name.
🏙

8. Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series. -
🏙 Ruthless Lexi Blake - 8/8

9. Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine.
🏙

10. Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned.
🏙

11. Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping.
🏙

12. Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned.
🏙

13. Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover.
🏙

14. Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses.
🏙

15. Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book.
🏙 McKettrick's Choice Linda Lael Miller - 8/22

16. Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover.
🏙

17. Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
🏙 Attainment K.M. Golland - 8/11

18. Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages. - 402 pgs
🏙 The Cowboy Joan Johnston - 8/2

19. Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin.
🏙 Satisfaction K.M. Golland - 8/2

20. Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason.
🏙

21. Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school.
🏙

22. Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc.
🏙

23. Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States.
🏙 Unleashed Cherrie Lynn - 8/2

24. Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book.
🏙

25. Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned. - Yarra River
🏙 Fulfillment K.M. Golland - 8/9

Nikolai, Volume 2 (Her Russian Protector, #6) by Roxie Rivera Salvation in Death (In Death, #27) by J.D. Robb Sanctum (Masters and Mercenaries, #4.5) by Lexi Blake Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown 6 7 Ruthless (Lawless, #1) by Lexi Blake 9 10 11 12 13 14 McKettrick's Choice (McKettricks, #4) by Linda Lael Miller 16 Attainment (Temptation, #3.5) by K.M. Golland The Cowboy (Bitter Creek #1) by Joan Johnston Satisfaction (Temptation, #2) by K.M. Golland 20 21 22 Unleashed (Ross Siblings, #1) by Cherrie Lynn 24 Fulfillment (Temptation, #3) by K.M. Golland


message 7: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 650 comments You can read as many or as few as you want.
You can read one of each or focus on two or three.
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.
Duration: August 1 - 30, 2018
mc = main character

Wards of the City:
Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella
Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)
Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name
Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series
Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine
Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned
Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping
Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover
Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses
Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin
Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason
Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school
Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc
Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States
Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book
Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned


message 8: by JoAnne (last edited Aug 31, 2018 10:08PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2433 comments I'm in and a city I've visited mega years ago. Although when I see "the city" I think of NYC!

Read 16/25 no page minimum DONE!

Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc #2) by Amy Lillard A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc #2) by Amy Lillard 8/3/18 5stars (Leah)

Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
The Wild Mountain Thyme by Kathryn Scarborough The Wild Mountain Thyme by Kathryn Scarborough 8/4/18 3stars (Dublin, Ireland; I live in CT in the USA)

Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber 8/6/18 5stars

Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs 8/7/18 5stars (Middle Grove - an Amish town in PA)

Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)
Isaac Letters of Fate by Paty Jager Isaac: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager 8/19/18 4stars (written about Isaac by Alamayda when he was fishing)

Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series
Winter Solstice (Winter #4) by Elin Hilderbrand Winter Solstice (Winter #4) by Elin Hilderbrand 8/5/18 4stars

Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine
I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up, #3) by Helena Hunting I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up #3) by Helena Hunting 8/9/18 4stars (Rian and Pierce - Moorehead Review)

Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned
Hard Sell (21 Wall Street, #2) by Lauren Layne Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2) by Lauren Layne 8/18/18 4stars (Empire State Building among others)

Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping
Maybe for You (Whiskey and Weddings, #3) by Nicole McLaughlin Maybe for You (Whiskey and Weddings, #3) by Nicole McLaughlin 8/8/18 3.5stars (Alexis and Charlotte)

Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
The Mysterious Lord Millcroft (The King's Elite #1) by Virginia Heath The Mysterious Lord Millcroft (The King's Elite #1) by Virginia Heath 8/17/18 4.5 stars (Harlequin Historical set in England in 1820)

Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory 8/30/18 4stars

Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin
No Kissing Under the Boardwalk by Kate Angell No Kissing Under the Boardwalk (Barefoot William Beach #7) by Kate Angell 8/31/18 5stars (Zane - tall; Tori - extremely thin)

Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason
Racked and Stacked (Blacktop Cowboys, #9) by Lorelei James Racked and Stacked (Blacktop Cowboys #9) by Lorelei James 8/1/18 4stars (Riss for broken arm and other injuries plus for physical therapy)

Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc
The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies 8/12/18 4.5stars (Louisa and what she does for Zinnia and then Conor)

Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States
Cowboy Charm School (Haywire Brides, #1) by Margaret Brownley Cowboy Charm School (Haywire Brides, #1) by Margaret Brownley 8/26/18 4stars (Haywire, Texas)

Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned
The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash 8/22/18 4stars (the Seine in Paris)


message 9: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Aug 29, 2018 11:06AM) (new)

Danielle  Gypsy Soul (afdaniellet) | 1342 comments Cities of the World - The City
Duration: 1 - 31 Aug

13/25 completed

1. Aldersgate - read a book with a person's name in the title. Delivering Dante 8/7
2. Aldgate - read a book set east of where you live.
3. Bassishaw - read a short story or novella. Bargaining with the Devil 8/1
4. Billingsgate - read a book with water on the cover. The Wolf at the Door 8/4
5. Bishopsgate - read a book set in a very small town. Keeping Promise Rock 8/2
6. Bread Street - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines).
7. Bridge - read a book that has been published with a different name.
8. Broad Street - read a book that is part of a series.
9. Candlewick - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine.
10. Castle Baynard - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned.
11. Cheap - read a book where the mc goes shopping. Pretty Man 8/20
12. Coleman Street - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned.
13. Cordwainer - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover. Down with Love 8/6
14. Cornhill - read a book where the mc wears glasses. Counterpoint 8/5
15. Cripplegate - read a historical book. Threshold 8/13
16. Dowgate - read a book with a bird on the cover.
17. Farringdon Within - read whatever book pleases you :) The Pill Bugs of Time 8/27
18. Farringdon Without - read a book with 400+ pages. Of Silk and Steam 8/3
19. Langbourn - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin.
20. Lime Street - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason.
21. Portsoken - read a book where the mc attends school. The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek 8/23
22. Queenhithe - read a book with a charitable mc. Always 8/16
23. Tower - read a book set in the United States. Don't Close Your Eyes 8/28
24. Vintry - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book.
25. Walbrook - read a book where a famous river is mentioned.
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message 10: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 31, 2018 07:38PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments Cities of the World - The City
Begins: 01Aug18 / Ends: 31Aug18



16 completed



Aldersgate - read a book with a person's name in the title - The Widow Clicquot ✔ - 31Aug18

Aldgate - read a book set east of where you live - Baltimore (I'm in Wisconsin) - Digging to America ✔ – 01Aug18

Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella

Billingsgate - read a book with water on the cover - The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks ✔ – 16Aug18

Bishopsgate - read a book set in a very small town - The Cruelest Month ✔ – 09Aug18

Bread Street - read a book with poetry in it - Characters quote from and discuss Dante's Inferno - My Italian Bulldozer ✔ – 03Aug18

Bridge - read a book that has been published with a different name - I read: The Time in Between ✔ – 04Aug18 / also published as The Seamstress

Broad Street - read a book that is part of a series - The Diva Serves High Tea ✔ – 07Aug18

Candlewick - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine - Ordinary Grace ✔ - 29Aug18

Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned

Cheap - read a book where the mc goes shopping - Crazy Rich Asians ✔ – 14Aug18

Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned

Cordwainer - shoes on cover - Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming ✔ – 04Aug18 (She's wearing lovely T-straps!)

Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses

Cripplegate - read a historical book - The Wonder ✔ – 15Aug18

Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover

Farringdon Within - read whatever book pleases you - After the Funeral ✔ - 21Aug18

Farringdon Without - read a book with 400+ pages - 480 p - The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzmán ✔ – 16Aug18

Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin

Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason

Portsoken - read a book where the mc attends school - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ✔ - 28Aug18

Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc

Tower - read a book set in the United States - Up the Down Staircase ✔ – 18Aug18

Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book

Walbrook - read a book where a famous river is mentioned - The River Tay in The Pearl Thief ✔ - 28Aug18


message 11: by Celia (last edited Aug 29, 2018 05:18PM) (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 660 comments 5/25

Aldersgate (gate associated with man named Ealdrād) - read a book with a person's name in the title

Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter 8/29
Bassishaw (City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella

Billingsgate (name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book w/ water on the cover

Bishopsgate (it has a population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy, #2) by Mark Frost 8/17
Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it
Please Don't Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn 8/3
Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name

Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series

Candlewick (has own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper/magazine

Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned

Cheap (name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping

Coleman Street (contains Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Rogue (The Paladin Prophecy, #3) by Mark Frost 8/18 (lion mentioned)
Cordwainer - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover

Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes, telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses

Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed in World War II) - read a historical book

Dowgate (is bordered by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover

Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you

Farringdon Without (largest of City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy, #1) by Mark Frost 8/13
Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character is very tall or very thin

Lime Street (has a long association with insurance industry) - read a book where mc needs to use insurance for some reason

Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in ward) - read a book where mc attends school
American Street by Ibi Zoboi 8/6
Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc
Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the US
Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou 8/4
Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book

Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned
Eternal Life by Dara Horn 8/9 (Hudson River)


message 12: by Beth (last edited Sep 06, 2018 11:03AM) (new)

Beth | 371 comments I'm in! This is my spot.

15 books!

Wards of the City:

Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title Circe, Madeline Miller 8/8/18

Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live Tricks for Free, Seanan McGuire 8/8/18

Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella Artificial Condition, Martha Wells 8/10/18

Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover If Tomorrow Comes, Nancy Kress 8/17/18

Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, Zarqa Nawaz 8/8/18

Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines) Kenilworth, Walter Scott 8/16/18

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Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series The Midnight Line, Lee Child 8/14

Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel Brown 8/23/18

Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve 8/17/18

Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping Piecing Me Together, Renee Watson 8/23/18

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Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book Long Time Gone, Mary Conneally 8/23/18

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Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :) Clockwork Boys, T. Kingfisher 8/16/18

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Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school Yes Please, Amy Poehler 8/4/18

Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers 8/14

Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States The Hearts We Sold, Emily Lloyd-Jones 8/8/18

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message 13: by Rissa (new)

Rissa | 427 comments Below you will find a list of these wards in The City.
(You can read as many or as few as you want.
You can read one of each or focus on two or three.
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.
Duration: August 1 - 30, 2018
mc = main character)


Wards of the City:

Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title

Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live

Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella

Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover

Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town

Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)

Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name

Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series

Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine

Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned

Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping

Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned

Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover

Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses

Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book

Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover

Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)

Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages

Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin

Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason

Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school

Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc

Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States

Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book

Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned


message 14: by Cindy III (last edited Aug 25, 2018 06:23PM) (new)

Cindy III | 313 comments Cities of the World - "The City"
No page limit.
Goal: 3/3

Wards of the City:
Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title

Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live

Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella Our Twisted Hero 8/16

Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover

Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town

Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)

Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name

Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series

Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine

Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned

Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping

Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned

Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover

Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses

Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book A Date at the Altar 8/22 -

Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover

Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :) Karneval Omnibus, Vol. 1 8/10 - 19

Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages

Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin

Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason

Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school My Boyfriend in Orange Vol. 2 8/23

Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc

Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States

Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book

Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned


message 15: by Meg (last edited Aug 31, 2018 12:11PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 703 comments I last visited London eons ago and loved it as much as the first time. (To me, though, "The City" is San Francisco :-) )

✔ Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live

The Root of all Trouble(A Nina Quinn #7) by Heather Webber The Root of all Trouble 8/22

✔ Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella

Agatha's First Case An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries) by M.C. Beaton Agatha's First Case 8/14

✔ Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover

Psycho in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 15) by Deborah Brown Psycho in Paradise 8/21

✔ Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town

Purrfect Murder (Hazel Hart #1) by Louise Lynn Purrfect Murder 8/9

✔ Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)

The Pursuit of Lies (Paradise Valley Mystery, #4) by Debra Burroughs The Pursuit of Lies 8/29

Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name

✔ Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series

Textual Relations (Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries #2) by Jamie Lee Scott Textual Relations 8/16

✔ Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine

No Living Soul (Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #9) by Julie Moffett No Living Soul 8/27

✔ Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned (Kensington Palace)

Malice at the Palace (Her Royal Spyness, #9) by Rhys Bowen Malice at the Palace 8/28

✔ Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping

Finding Sky (Nicki Valentine Mystery, #1) by Susan O'Brien 8/31Finding Sky 8/31

✔ Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned

Murder is a Monkey's Game (Madigan Amos Zoo Mystery #3) by Ruby Loren Murder is a Monkey's Game 8/8

✔ Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover

Dead Man Talking (The Happily Everlasting Series, #1) by Jana Deleon Dead Man Talking 8/13

✔ Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses

Unbelievable (Cassie Baxter Mysteries, #1) by Cindy Blackburn Unbelievable 8/7

Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book

✔ Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover

Never Steal a Cockatiel (Leigh Koslow Mystery #9) by Edie Claire Never Steal a Cockatiel 8/26

✔ Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)

Six Easy Pockets (Cue Ball Mysteries #6) by Cindy Blackburn Six Easy Pockets 8/10

✔ Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages

Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb Thankless in Death 8/24

✔ Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin

No Such Thing as Smooth Sailing A Brandy Alexander Romantic Comedy Novella (A Brandy Alexander Mystery Book, #7) by Shelly Fredman No Such Thing as Smooth Sailing 8/9

Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason

✔ Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school (high school English teacher)

Murder Is Our Mascot (Schooled in Murder, #1) by Tracy D. Comstock Murder Is Our Mascot 8/19

✔ Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc

Murder at Dolphin Bay (Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley Murder at Dolphin Bay 8/30

✔ Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States

Marshmallow S'More Murder (Merry Wrath, #3) by Leslie Langtry Marshmallow S'More Murder 8/14

Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book

✔ Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned (Amazon River)

Mint Cookie Murder (Merry Wrath, #2) by Leslie Langtry Mint Cookie Murder 8/13


message 16: by Slytherpuff (last edited Aug 29, 2018 09:22AM) (new)

Slytherpuff | 123 comments Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella
Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)- A Reaper at the Gates (I'm considering the songs and prophecies as poetry)
Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name
Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series- The 5th Wave
Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine
Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned- A Week in Paris
Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping
Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover
Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses
Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book- Riding the Flume
Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin
Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason
Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school- The Prophet of Yonwood
Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc
Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States- The Infinite Sea
Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book
Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned


message 17: by Jonquil (last edited Aug 28, 2018 08:25PM) (new)

Jonquil | 694 comments Cities of the World - The City


Aldersgate - person's name in title All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook 8/8
Aldgate - east of where you live. NYC vs TN Witness in Death 8/12
Bassishaw - novella. In the Land of the Crane 8/13
Billingsgate -water on the cover. 8/28
Deadly Fun by P.M. Richter
Bishopsgate - set in a very small town. Shelved Under Murder 8/3
Broad Street - part of a series. Bulletproof SEAL 8/26
Candlewick mc reads a newspaper The Secret Life of Anna Blanc 8/24
Castle Baynard famous landmark is mentioned. If Looks Could Kill 8/14
Cheap mc goes shopping. The Book Club Murders 8/27
Coleman Street circus animal is mentioned. How the Finch Stole Christmas! 8/17
Cordwainer - shoes are visible on the cover. 8/25
Appalachian Abduction by Debbie Herbert
Cornhill - mc wears glasses. (just 199 pages) The Last Stop 8/27
Cripplegate historical book. Murder on the Ballarat Train 8/26
Dowgate - bird on the cover. 8/2
Death Twitch (An Australian Grey Nomad Mystery Book 1) by D.T. Bomba
Farringdon Within whatever book pleases you Twice Bitten 8/17
Farringdon Without 400+ pages. 432 Double Blind 8/20
Portsoken mc attends school. Noteworthy 8/21
Queenhithe -charitable mc. Devoted in Death 8/11
Tower - set in the United States. Lullaby Town 8/17
Walbrook - famous river is mentioned. Potomac The President Is Missing 8/4


message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments Update message # 11 - 16 tasks completed - 31Aug18


message 19: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2433 comments Finished on post #9
Read 16/25


message 20: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 313 comments Finished 3/3 on post 15


message 21: by Beth (new)

Beth | 371 comments Finish 15 books on post 13


message 22: by Marla (last edited Nov 07, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

 Marla | 789 comments Updating this challege

Cities of the World - "the City", secret London, England
Duration: 8/1/18 - 8/31/18
Progress: 8 of 3

Wards of the City:
Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella
Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
Bishopsgate (it has a resident population of only 222) - read a book set in a very small town
Bread Street (birthplace of poets John Milton and John Donne) - read a book with poetry in it (can be just a few lines)
The Maelstrom by Henry Neff (8/2/18)
Bridge (historically known as Bridge Within) - read a book that has been published with a different name
Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series
The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner (8/8/18) ~ Quincy & Rainie #2
Candlewick (has its own newspaper) - read a book where the mc reads a newspaper or magazine
The Hidden Man by David Ellis (8/14/18)
Castle Baynard (St Paul's Cathedral is in that ward's boundary) - read a book where a famous landmark is mentioned
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (8/24/18)
Cheap (the name derives from the Old English word "chep" for market) - read a book where the mc goes shopping
Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Cordwainer (named after the cordwainers, the professional shoemakers) - read a book where shoes are visible on the cover
Cornhill (commonly associated with opticians, microscopes and telescopes) - read a book where the mc wears glasses
Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
Dowgate (is bordered to the east by Swan Lane) - read a book with a bird on the cover
Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
Langbourn (has a long, thin shape) - read a book where a character in the story is very tall or very thin
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (8/28/18)
Lime Street (has a long association with the insurance industry) - read a book where the mc needs to use insurance for some reason
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle (8/20/18)
Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school
Queenhithe (The Salvation Army's international headquarters is located in this ward) - read a book with a charitable mc
Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States
The Outsider by Stephen King (8/31/18)
Vintry (Whittington's Longhouse was located in this ward) - read a public domain (out-of-copyright) book
Walbrook (named for a subterranean river in the City of London) - read a book where a famous river is mentioned
Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison (8/11/18) ~ Ohio River


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