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message 1: by JoAnne (new)

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Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018


Do you like standalone books? Want to read more? Tired of cliffhangers or series books? Take a break and read a standalone!

Solo: Read 1-2 books
Single: Read 3-4 books
Solitary: Read 5-6 books


Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.


message 2: by JoAnne (last edited Sep 02, 2018 04:25AM) (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
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Anne FINISHED

Banshee FINISHED

Celia FINISHED

Cindy III FINISHED

Cristina

Debbie FINISHED

Elle FINISHED

Erin FINISHED

Ferenc FINISHED

Jess FINISHED

Joann FINISHED

JoAnne FINISHED

JoAnne - mod FINISHED

Karen ♐

Katherine

Krissy FINISHED

Melanie

Rina FINISHED

Sandra FINISHED

Sarah E FINISHED

Shash FINISHED

Tofu (tamara) FINISHED


message 3: by JoAnne (last edited Aug 20, 2018 04:58AM) (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
August Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Solitary: Read 5-6 books
7/6

My List:

1. PS... You're Mine Alexa Riley 8/7/18
2. When We Found Home Susan Mallery 8/11/18
3. Settling Up Eryn Scott 8/13/18
4. Between You and Me Susan Wiggs 8/13/18
5. By Invitation Only Dorothea Benton Frank 8/16/18
6. Need to Know Karen Cleveland 8/20/18
7. Love, Ruby Lavender Deborah Wiles 8/20/18


message 4: by Ferenc (last edited Aug 13, 2018 01:21AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1474 comments Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018


Goal: 6/6
Current level: Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman – 8/2/2018
2. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman - 8/4/2018
3. The Tournament by Matthew Reilly - 8/5/2018
Goodreads lists it as a series, but it only has a short prequel.
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - 8/8/2018
5. The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana - 8/9/2018
6. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin - 8/13/2018

Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman The Tournament by Matthew Reilly The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin


message 5: by Elle (last edited Aug 29, 2018 08:06PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 1406 comments August Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Single: Read 3-4 books

1. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas | Ursula K. Le Guin - Aug 9
2. Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik - Aug 13
3. Castle Hangnail | Ursula Vernon - Aug 20
4. The Family Under the Bridge | Natalie Savage Carlson - Aug 26
5. An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson - Aug 27
6. Helium | Rudy Francisco - Aug 29


message 6: by Sandra (last edited Aug 25, 2018 01:07PM) (new)


message 7: by Shash (last edited Aug 13, 2018 08:56PM) (new)

Shash | 1562 comments Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
August 2018

Solo: Read 1-2 books
Single: Read 3-4 books
Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Frontier Hearts by Angelica Rose (8/2/18)
2. Paige's Turn by Jennifer Peel (8/4/18)
3. Settling Up by Eryn Scott (8/8/18)
4. Take a Walk With Me by Marcia Lynn McClure (8/9/18)
5. Indebted Deliverance by Marcia Lynn McClure (8/12/18)
6. Veins of Gold by Charlie N. Holmberg (8/13/18)


message 8: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Ferenc, Elle, Sandra and Shash!


message 9: by Karen ♐ (last edited Sep 03, 2018 10:52AM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 897 comments August Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Single: Read 3-4 books
3 Read


My List:

1. Slow Heat in Heaven Sandra Brown - 8/4
2. Ugly Love Colleen Hoover - 8/14
3. Fat Tuesday Sandra Brown - 8/27
Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown


message 10: by Debbie (last edited Aug 29, 2018 05:22AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 386 comments August Stand Alone Monthly Challenge

Solo: Read 1-2 books 2/2


1. The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable 8/3/18
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
2. The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President by Sean Spicer 8/24/18
The Briefing Politics, the Press, and the President by Sean Spicer


message 11: by Erin (last edited Aug 28, 2018 10:27PM) (new)

Erin | 467 comments Completed 8/27/18

Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

6/6 read

Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, read 8/28/18
2. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts, read 8/5/18
3. Targeted: A Deputy, Her Love Affairs, A Brutal Murder by M. William Phelps, read 8/22/18
4. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders, read 8/27/18
5. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey, read 8/14/18
6. The Royal Road by Robin Saxon, read 8/26/18


message 12: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Banshee, Karen, Debbie and Erin!


message 13: by JoAnne (last edited Aug 30, 2018 03:11PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1107 comments Will give it another try this month.

Read 5 DONE!

1. The Wild Mountain Thyme by Kathryn Scarborough The Wild Mountain Thyme by Kathryn Scarborough 8/4/18 3stars
2. Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber 8/6/18 5stars
3. Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs 8/7/18 5stars
4. The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies 8/12/18 4.5stars
5. The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash 8/22/18 4stars


message 14: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome JoAnne!


message 15: by Jess (last edited Aug 30, 2018 03:39AM) (new)


message 16: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Jess!


message 17: by Melanie (last edited Aug 30, 2018 09:02PM) (new)

Melanie | 20 comments Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration:
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Single: Read 3-4 books

1. Brownie Points by Jennifer Coburn Brownie Points - Jennifer Coburn - 8/13/2018

2. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova Love Anthony - Lisa Genova - 8/18/2018

3. The Dogs by Robert Calder The Dogs - Robert Calder - 8/24/2018

4. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin Only Child - Rhiannon Navin - 8/28/2018


message 18: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Melanie!


message 19: by Joann (last edited Aug 30, 2018 02:45PM) (new)

Joann | 1255 comments The Dress Lodger - Sheri Holman - 2/8/18
The Bookshop on the Corner- Jenny Colgan - 4/8/18
Spider's Web - Agatha Christie - 8/9/18
River of Destiny - Barbara Erskine - 8/11/18
The Cafe by the Sea - Jenny Colgan - 8/14/18
The Silver Witch - Paula Brackston - 8/17/18
The Secret Life of Violet Grant - Beatriz Williams- 8/24/18
Amy Snow - Tracy Rees - 30/8/18


message 20: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Joann!


message 21: by Cindy III (last edited Aug 31, 2018 01:33AM) (new)

Cindy III | 299 comments Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Do you like standalone books? Want to read more? Tired of cliffhangers or series books? Take a break and read a standalone!

Single: Read 3-4 books
Solitary: Read 5-6 books

How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People 8/26 - 27
Our Twisted Hero 8/16
Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me about Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss 8/27 - 30


message 22: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Cindy!


message 23: by Rina (last edited Aug 30, 2018 03:24AM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Do you like standalone books? Want to read more? Tired of cliffhangers or series books? Take a break and read a standalone!

Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See, 02.08.2018
2. The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Sarah Addison Allen, 06.08.2018
3. My Name Is Memory, Ann Brashares, 07.08.2018
4. Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly, 08.08.2018
5. A History of Pi, Petr Beckmann, 15.08.2018
6. Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff, 28.08.2018


message 24: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Rina!


message 25: by Tammy (last edited Aug 14, 2018 04:55PM) (new)

Tammy Shu (tamutheshamu) Tofu's (tamara) Challenge Spot

Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Solo: Read 1-2 books
Single: Read 3-4 books
Solitary: Read 5-6 books

Books Read: 6

1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (8/4/18)
2. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki (8/4/18)
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (8/6/18)
4. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (8/6/18)
5. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (8/10/18)
6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Goodbye, Things The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki The Color Purple by Alice Walker We Are Okay by Nina LaCour They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Carry On (Simon Snow, #1) by Rainbow Rowell


message 26: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Tofu!


message 27: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Cristina!


message 28: by Celia (last edited Aug 10, 2018 08:45AM) (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 1168 comments Current Level: Single - 3 books

1. Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou by John Carreyrou (8/4)
2. American Street by Ibi Zoboi by Ibi Zoboi (8/6)
3. Eternal Life by Dara Horn by Dara Horn (8/9)


message 29: by Krissy (last edited Aug 08, 2018 09:07PM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 207 comments KRISSY'S SPOT
Level: Solitary

6/6 Completed


1. Hearts of Gold by David Horne, 8/02 ★★★
2. Sparrow by L.J. Shen, 8/03 ★★★★
3. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, 8/06 ★★★
4. White Oleander by Janet Fitch, 8/06 ★★★★★
5. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood, 8/07 ★★★★
6. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, 8/08 ★★★★★

Hearts of Gold by David Horne Sparrow by L.J. Shen Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson White Oleander by Janet Fitch All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah


message 30: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Celia and Krissy!


message 31: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Sarah! I love Sarah Addison Allen!


message 32: by Krissy (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 207 comments FINISHED!!


6/6 Completed

1. Hearts of Gold by David Horne, 8/02 ★★★
2. Sparrow by L.J. Shen, 8/03 ★★★★
3. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, 8/06 ★★★
4. White Oleander by Janet Fitch, 8/06 ★★★★★
5. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood, 8/07 ★★★★
6. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, 8/08 ★★★★★

Hearts of Gold by David Horne Sparrow by L.J. Shen Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson White Oleander by Janet Fitch All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah


message 33: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
WOOHOO Krissy!


message 34: by Katherine (last edited Sep 01, 2018 04:13AM) (new)

Katherine | 220 comments August Stand Alone
Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Doctor Strange The Beginning by Steve Behling 8/8/18 ★★★
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 10/8/18 ★★★★
3. My T-Rex Has A Toothache by Elwyn Tate 15/8/18 ★★★
4. Cyanide & Happiness A Guide to Parenting by Three Guys with No Kids by Kris Wilson 15/8/18 ★★★★
5. Doctor Who - The Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter 16/8/18 ★★★
6. The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen 26/8/18 ★★★


message 35: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
Welcome Katherine!


message 36: by Ferenc (last edited Aug 13, 2018 01:22AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1474 comments FINISHED!

Goal: 6/6
Current level: Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman – 8/2/2018
2. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman - 8/4/2018
3. The Tournament by Matthew Reilly - 8/5/2018
Goodreads lists it as a series, but it only has a short prequel.
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - 8/8/2018
5. The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana - 8/9/2018
6. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin - 8/13/2018

Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman Fragile Things Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman The Tournament by Matthew Reilly The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin


message 37: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
WOOHOO Ferenc!


message 38: by Shash (new)

Shash | 1562 comments Finished! :)

Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
August 2018

Solo: Read 1-2 books
Single: Read 3-4 books
Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Frontier Hearts by Angelica Rose (8/2/18)
2. Paige's Turn by Jennifer Peel (8/4/18)
3. Settling Up by Eryn Scott (8/8/18)
4. Take a Walk With Me by Marcia Lynn McClure (8/9/18)
5. Indebted Deliverance by Marcia Lynn McClure (8/12/18)
6. Veins of Gold by Charlie N. Holmberg (8/13/18)


message 39: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
WOOHOO Shash!


message 40: by Tammy (last edited Aug 16, 2018 08:13AM) (new)

Tammy Shu (tamutheshamu) Tofu's (tamara) Challenge Spot

FINISHED !!

Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Solo: Read 1-2 books
Single: Read 3-4 books
Solitary: Read 5-6 books

Books Read: 6

1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (8/4/18)
2. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki (8/4/18)
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (8/6/18)
4. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (8/6/18)
5. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (8/10/18)
6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (8/13/18)

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Goodbye, Things The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki The Color Purple by Alice Walker We Are Okay by Nina LaCour They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Carry On (Simon Snow, #1) by Rainbow Rowell


message 41: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
WOOHOO tamara!

You forgot a date for #6.


message 42: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Shu (tamutheshamu) JoAnne wrote: "WOOHOO tamara!

You forgot a date for #6."


Fixed. Thanks!


message 43: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
tamara wrote: "JoAnne wrote: "WOOHOO tamara!

You forgot a date for #6."

Fixed. Thanks!"


Thanks!! :)


message 44: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
WOOHOO Banshee!


message 45: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
FINISHED
August Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Solitary: Read 5-6 books
7/6

My List:

1. PS... You're Mine Alexa Riley 8/7/18
2. When We Found Home Susan Mallery 8/11/18
3. Settling Up Eryn Scott 8/13/18
4. Between You and Me Susan Wiggs 8/13/18
5. By Invitation Only Dorothea Benton Frank 8/16/18
6. Need to Know Karen Cleveland 8/20/18
7. Love, Ruby Lavender Deborah Wiles 8/20/18


message 46: by Anne (new)

Anne | 755 comments August Stand Alone Challenge
Single: Read 3-4 books
Entering and finishing in one entry

1.) The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
COMPLETED 08/04/2018

2.) Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippmann
COMPLETED 08/07/2018

3) Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
COMPLETED 08/11/2018

4) The Romanov Cross by Robert Masello
COMPLETED 08/19/2018

I think everything else I'm planning to read is a series this month.


message 47: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
WOOHOO Anne!


message 49: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 38744 comments Mod
WOOHOO Sandra!


message 50: by Erin (new)

Erin | 467 comments Completed 8/27/18

Stand Alone Monthly Challenge
Duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

6/6 read

Solitary: Read 5-6 books

1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, read 8/28/18
2. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts, read 8/5/18
3. Targeted: A Deputy, Her Love Affairs, A Brutal Murder by M. William Phelps, read 8/22/18
4. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders, read 8/27/18
5. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey, read 8/14/18
6. The Royal Road by Robin Saxon, read 8/26/18


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