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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Aug 19, 2018 03:35AM) (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
Spring into a new temperature with our Seasonal Spell-it-Out



For something a little different, we'll be doing a spell-it-out per month - as small or large as you wish - for Spring. Complete the spell-it-out by using the first letter of a book title, or the first letter of an author's first or last name. (Either use or ignore "a" "an" "the")

Choose one of the words listed below to do per month, the smallest word being 4 letters (so one book per week, as a guideline) Overall we need to read a minimum of four Aussie authors . You DO NOT have to read them in month order though - for example, if you have a book chosen for your November word, you may read it in September if you so desire ;)

DON'T FORGET
1. Our guidelines Here

2. Please include COVER PICS of your chosen books.

Easy = 3 x 4 letter words (12 books) - minimum 1 Aussie author
Medium = 3 x 5 letter words (15 books) - minimum 2 Aussie authors
Hard = 3 x 6 letter words (18 books) - minimum 4 Aussie authors

OR a combination - for example: one EASY, one MEDIUM and one HARD = 15 books. Therefore your level would be MEDIUM.

Words to choose from:

4 letters

Anew
Blue
Grow
Lush
Rain
Warm

5 letters
Alive
Bloom
Fresh
Happy
Sunny
Sweet

6 letters
Active
Breezy
Bright
Floral
Season
Spring




message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Oct 13, 2018 06:38PM) (new)

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**Spring Reading Challenge - 1st September - 30th November 2018**

Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Medium
15/15

September - Warm


W - The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles 4s 1/9/18 AA
A - Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar 5s 7/9/18
R - Retribution by Richard Anderson 4s 6/9/18 AA
M - Malice by Jennifer Jaynes 4s 19/9/18

The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar Retribution by Richard Anderson Malice by Jennifer Jaynes

October - Fresh

F - The Survivors by Kate Furnivall 5s 5/9/18
R - Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb 5s 2/9/18
E - In Silence by Erica Spindler 5s 9/9/18
S - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter 4s 18/9/18
H - The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios 3s 28/9/18

The Survivors by Kate Furnivall Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb In Silence by Erica Spindler Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

November - Spring

S - Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer 5s 16/9/18 AA
P - Perfect Girls by Alison James 4s 14/9/18
R - The Ruby Heart by Ashley Capes 5s 3/9/18 AA
I - An Irish Country Cottage by Patrick Taylor 5s 14/10/18
N - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 4s 15/9/18 AA
G - Good Friday by Lynda La Plante 4.5s 13/9/18

Table For Eight by Tricia Stringer Perfect Girls (Detective Rachel Prince #3) by Alison James The Ruby Heart by Ashley Capes An Irish Country Cottage (Irish Country #14) by Patrick Taylor Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Good Friday (Tennison, #3) by Lynda La Plante


message 4: by Steve (last edited Oct 31, 2018 04:53AM) (new)

Steve | 945 comments I'm in, this looks like fun.
Level: Medium-ish
17/17

September - Alive

A American Gods by Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆
L Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2) by Mark Lawrence ★★★★☆
I The Player of Games (Culture, #2) by Iain M. Banks ★★★★☆
V Four A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4) by Veronica Roth ★★★☆☆
E The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) by Eoin Colfer ★★★★☆

October - Floral

F Death Mask (Dr. Anya Crichton, #5) by Kathryn Fox AA ★★★★☆
L Frontier Defiant by Leonie Rogers AA ★★★★☆
O One Dark Night (The Dark Moon Series #1) by Anna Faversham ★★★☆☆
R Watching You (Joseph O'Loughlin, #7) by Michael Robotham AA ★★★★★
A Artemis by Andy Weir ★★★★★
L Lirael (Abhorsen, #2) by Garth Nix AA ★★★★★

November - Season

S The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles, #2) by Michael J. Sullivan ★★★★☆
E Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco ★☆☆☆☆
A Witch Fall (Witch Song, #3) by Amber Argyle ★★★☆☆
S The Scent of Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #3) by Felicity Young AA ★★★★☆
O The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1) by Jodi Meadows ★★★★☆
N Beggars in Spain (Sleepless, #1) by Nancy Kress ★★★☆☆


message 5: by Ashleigh (last edited Dec 05, 2018 09:27PM) (new)

Ashleigh (ashleighbailey) | 195 comments Would love to join. Love this group!

Easy Level = (13 books) - 1 Aussie author
# books read: 9/13
Books are subject to change =D

September - Warm
W = The Wild Robot by Peter Brown - 4✪'s
A = Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - 4✪'s
R = Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine - 4✪'s
M = The Second Cure by Margaret Morgan *AA* - 4✪'s
The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot, #1) by Peter Brown Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine The Second Cure by Margaret Morgan

October - Fresh
F = Front Lines by Michael Grant - 5✪'s
R = Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - 4✪'s
E =
S = Pet Sematary by Stephen King - 4✪'s
H = The Hollow Tree by James Brogden
Front Lines (Soldier Girl, #1) by Michael Grant Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Pet Sematary by Stephen King The Hollow Tree by James Brogden

November - Lush
L =
U =
S = Dry by Neal Shusterman - 3.75✪'s
H =
Dry by Neal Shusterman


message 6: by Kerri_M (last edited Nov 18, 2018 10:36PM) (new)

Kerri_M | 458 comments Spring Reading Challenge - Spell It Out
Level: Easy

12/12 A.A 3/1


✅ B - Zero Day by David Baldacci 23/9/18 ★★
✅ L - The Likeness by Tana French 19/11/18 ★★★★★
✅ U - The Unmourned by Meg Keneally A.A 19/10/18 ★★★★
✅ E - Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin 21/9/18 ★★★★☆

✅ L - Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo 6/9/18 ★★★★
✅ U - Unforgivable by Mike Thomas 3/11/18 ★★★★☆
✅ S - Slow Horses by Mick Herron 10/10/18 ★★★★☆
✅ H - Nobody Walks by Mick Herron 3/11/18 ★★★★☆

✅ W - White Gold by Rachel Amphlett A.A 6/9/18 ★★★☆
✅ A - A Duty To The Dead by Charles Todd 30/9/18 ★★★☆
✅ R - Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin 15/9/18 ★★★★
✅ M - The Soldier's Curse by Meg Keneally A.A 14/9/18 ★★★★

B. Zero Day (John Puller, #1) by David Baldacci L. The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2) by Tana French U. The Unmourned (The Monsarrat Series #2) by Meg Keneally E. Even Dogs in the Wild (Inspector Rebus, #20) by Ian Rankin

L. Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo U. Unforgivable (DC Will MacReady, #2) by Mike Thomas S. Slow Horses (Slough House, #1) by Mick Herron H. Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

W. White Gold (Dan Taylor #1) by Rachel Amphlett A. A Duty To The Dead (Bess Crawford, #1) by Charles Todd R. Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus, #19) by Ian Rankin M. The Soldier's Curse (The Monsarrat Series #1) by Meg Keneally


message 7: by Kylie (last edited Nov 26, 2018 04:12AM) (new)

Kylie D | 740 comments Oooh, sounds like fun

Spring Reading Challenge-Spell It Out
Level: Easy
12/12

September- BLUE

B- Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak AA 5 stars 1/10/18
L- The Secret Vineyard by Loretta Hill AA 4 stars 21/9/18
U- Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant 4 stars 26/11/18
E- The Murder at Redmire Hall by J.R. Ellis 4 stars 9/9/18

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak The Secret Vineyard by Loretta Hill Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant The Murder at Redmire Hall (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries, #3) by J.R. Ellis

October- WARM
W- A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos 4 stars 23/9/18
A- Death on Paradise Island by B.M. Allsopp AA 3 stars 27/10/18
R- Radiant Shimmering Light: A Novel by Sarah Selecky 4 Stars 2/9/18
M- Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson AA 3 stars 18/9/18

A Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor) by Christelle Dabos Death on Paradise Island by B.M. Allsopp Radiant Shimmering Light A Novel by Sarah Selecky Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

November- RAIN
R- The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle 5 stars 30/9/18
A- The Book Ninja by Ali Berg AA 5 stars 6/10/18
I- The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang 5 stars 15/9/18
N- The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo 4 stars 19/9/18

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle The Book Ninja by Ali Berg The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo


message 8: by Sally906 (last edited Nov 07, 2018 03:13PM) (new)

Sally906 | 13 comments I’m in - I’m doing Easy.

Here’s my list - as usual subject to change.

A - Jinxed (Book 1) by Amy McCulloch Jinxed by Amy McCulloch - 4★s
N - The Future Widows' Club (A Bless Her Heart Novel) by Rhonda Nelson The Future Widows' Club by Rhonda Nelson - 5★s
E - The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden The Lost Pearl by Emily Madden - AA - 5★s
W - The Rain Never Came by Lachlan Walter The Rain Never Came by Lachlan Walter - AA - 5★s


G - And Then He Kissed Her (Girl Bachelors, #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke - 4★s
R - Scent of a Killer (Ella Sweeting Aromatherapy #1) by Lisbeth Reade Scent of a Killer by Lisbeth Reade - 4★s
O - One Thursday Morning (Diamond Lake #1) by T.K. Chapin One Thursday Morning by T.K. Chapin - 2★s
W - Winter Signs (Season Named, #2) by Sarah Gai Winter Signs by Sarah Gai - AA - 4★s


R - You've Got Tail (Peculiar Mysteries, #1) by Renee George You've Got Tail by Renee George - 2★s
A - A Nanny For Christmas A Harper's Corner Series Novella by Christina George A Nanny For Christmas: A Harper's Corner Series Novella by Christina George - 5★s
I - Starline (Warriors of the Elector, #1) by Imogene Nix Starline by Imogene Nix - AA - 3★s
N - New Corpse In Town (Secret Seal Isle Mysteries, #1) by Lucy Quinn New Corpse In Town by Lucy Quinn - 5★s


message 9: by Jane (last edited Dec 02, 2018 02:47PM) (new)

Jane | 564 comments **Spring Reading Challenge - 1st September - 30th November 2018**

Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Medium
15/15

September - Lush

L - Dexter's Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay 4★
U - Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher AA 4★
S - Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham AA 5★
H - Host by Peter James 4★

Dexter's Final Cut (Dexter, #7) by Jeff Lindsay Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin #6) by Michael Robotham ] Host by Peter James

October - Sunny
S - Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb 4★
U - Black Out by Lisa Unger 2★
N - Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman 3★
N - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 4★
Y - You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood 2.5★

Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) by J.D. Robb Black Out by Lisa Unger Night Moves (Alex Delaware, #33) by Jonathan Kellerman The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood

November - Floral
F - Death Mask by Kathryn Fox AA 3.5★
L - The Lake of Darkness by Ruth Rendell 3★
O - The Obsession by Nora Roberts 4★
R - The Wreckage by Michael Robotham AA 4★
A - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 5★
L - Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon 3.5★

Death Mask (Dr. Anya Crichton, #5) by Kathryn Fox The Lake of Darkness by Ruth Rendell The Obsession by Nora Roberts The Wreckage (Joseph O'Loughlin, #5) by Michael Robotham A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery, #1) by Jana Deleon


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message 11: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
Everyone is linked to here :)


message 12: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
Ashleigh wrote: "Would love to join. Love this group!

Books are T.B.A =D"


That's great to hear Ashleigh :)


message 13: by Marie (last edited Aug 17, 2018 09:44PM) (new)

Marie | 9 comments September- BLUE
Fall Down Dead (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry, #18) by Stephen Booth Fall down Dead by Stephen Booth
Saints (Monster Hunter Memoirs, #3) by Larry Correia Saints by Larry Correia
The New Shoe (Bony, #15) by Arthur W. Upfield The New Shoe by Arthur Upfield
Eden (Archer & Bennett, #2) by Candice Fox Eden by Candice Fox

October -WARM
Wild Fire (Shetland Island, #8) by Ann Cleeves Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves
A Dangerous Language (Rowland Sinclair #8) by Sulari Gentill A Dangerous Language by Sulari Gentill
Romancing the Werewolf (Supernatural Society, #2) by Gail Carriger Romancing the werewolf by Gail Carriger
Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Roads, #1) by Seanan McGuire Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire

November- LUSH
The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Unnatural Habits (Phryne Fisher, #19) by Kerry Greenwood Unnatural habits by Kerry Greenwood
Scrublands by Chris Hammer Scrublands by Chris Ham
The Mystery of Three Quarters (The New Hercule Poirot Mystery #3) by Sophie Hannah The Mystery of three quarters by Sophie Hannah


message 14: by Jazzy (last edited Nov 21, 2018 02:30PM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 760 comments ❈ ❂ ❀ ❤ ♫ SPRING READING CHALLENGE ♫ ❤ ❀ ❂ ❈

Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Hard
Book: 18/18
Aussie Authors: 7/4


September:
BREEZY

October:
BRIGHT

November:
SPRING

✅B- Lucky Us - Amy Bloom Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅R- Ruddy Gore - Kerry Greenwood *Aussie Author Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅E- Eleni - Nicholas Gage Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅E- To Sir, With Love - E.R. Braithwaite Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅Z- Zazie in the Metro - Raymond Queneau Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅Y- A Young Girl's Diary - Grete Lainer Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lucky Us by Amy Bloom Ruddy Gore (Phryne Fisher, #7) by Kerry Greenwood Eleni (Panther) by Nicholas Gage To Sir, With Love by E.R. Braithwaite Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau A Young Girl's Diary Prefaced with a Letter by Sigmund Freud by Grete Lainer

✅B- Bluebottle - Belinda Castles *Aussie Author Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅R- Raisins and Almonds - Kerry Greenwood *Aussie Author Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅I- In Praise of Older Women - Stephen Vizinczey Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅G- Urn Burial - Kerry Greenwood * Aussie Author ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅H- The Land of Green Plums - Herta Müller Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅T- Tigers in Red Weather - Liza Klaussmann, Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bluebottle by Belinda Castles Raisins and Almonds (Phryne Fisher, #9) by Kerry Greenwood In Praise of Older Women by Stephen Vizinczey Urn Burial (Phryne Fisher, #8) by Kerry Greenwood The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann

✅S- King Lear - William Shakespeare Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅P- Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay *Aussie Author Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅R- Requiem for a Wren - Nevil Shute *Aussie Author Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅I- If Kisses Cured Cancer - T.S. Hawken *Aussie Author Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅N- The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅G- Death Before Wicket - Kerry Greenwood *Aussie Author Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


King Lear by William Shakespeare Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute If Kisses Cured Cancer by T.S. Hawken The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Death Before Wicket (Phryne Fisher, #10) by Kerry Greenwood


message 15: by Li'l Owl (last edited Nov 21, 2018 08:30AM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments description
Spring Challenge Spell-it-out
September 1 - November 30
Easy
☔ 12/12

September ~ BLUE
B Beyond Fear by Jaye Ford AA 11/13/18 4★'s
L Missing Pieces by Laura Pearson 10/26/18 5★'s
U An Unfamiliar Murder by Jane Isaac 11/7/18 4★'s
E The Body in the Dales by J. R. Ellis 4★'s
Beyond Fear by Jaye Ford Missing Pieces by Laura Pearson An Unfamiliar Murder (DCI Helen Lavery #1) by Jane Isaac The Body in the Dales (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries, #1) by J.R. Ellis

October ~ WARM
W Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica TownsendAA 11/20/18 5★'s
A An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth 4★'s
R Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan 11/5/18 5★'s
M The Ruin by Dervla McTiernanAA 5★'s 9/25/18

Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn, #1) by Lisa Regan The Ruin (Cormac Reilly, #1) by Dervla McTiernan

November ~ ANEW
A Magyk by Angie Sage 5★'s
N Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey 5★'s
E The Quartet Murders by J.R. Ellis 5★'s
W The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 10/19/18 4★'s

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) by Angie Sage Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey The Quartet Murders (Yorkshire Murder Mysteries, #2) by J.R. Ellis The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz


message 16: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Aug 17, 2018 11:12PM) (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
Marie wrote: "September- BLUE
Fall Down Dead (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry, #18) by Stephen Booth Fall down Dead by Stephen Booth
Saints (Monster Hunter Memoirs, #3) by Larry Correia Saints by Larry Correia
The New Shoe (Bony, #15) by Arthur W. Upfield The New Shoe by Arthur Upfiel..."


Welcome Marie :) You're linked. But could you please edit and mark your Aussie authors? Thanks!


message 17: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
Jazzy and Owl, you're linked also :)


message 18: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 760 comments Brenda wrote: "Jazzy and Owl, you're linked also :)"
Ta, Brenda! I'll have a look at some second hand books today.


message 19: by Li'l Owl (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Thanks, Brenda!


message 20: by Tien (last edited Nov 19, 2018 03:27PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 625 comments Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Medium
17/17 (min 2 AA)

September - Season


S - The Jungle by Upton Sinclair -Read 22/9
E - The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell -Read 10/9
A - The Foretelling of Georgie Spider (The Tribe #3) by Ambelin Kwaymullina AA -Read 26/9
S - Follow Me (The Amateurs #2) by Sara Shepard -Read 4/9
O - Timeswept Lovers by Constance O'Day-Flannery -Read 19/9
N - Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5) by Garth Nix AA -Read 15/9

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell The Foretelling of Georgie Spider (The Tribe, #3) by Ambelin Kwaymullina Follow Me (The Amateurs #2) by Sara Shepard Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) by Anna Banks Goldenhand (The Old Kingdom, #5) by Garth Nix

October - Sweet

S - Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair AA -Read 17/9
W - The Juliet Code by Christine Wells AA -Read 09/09
E - Buying a Piece of Paris by Ellie Nielsen AA -Read 19/11
E - Stone Girl by Eleni Hale AA -Read 19/9
T - Three Dog Night by Peter Goldsworthy AA -Read 06/09

Burning Fields by Alli Sinclair The Juliet Code by Christine Wells Woo's Wonderful World of Maths by Eddie Woo Stone Girl by Eleni Hale Three Dog Night by Peter Goldsworthy

November - Breezy

B - Budapest Noir (Bűnös Budapest #1) by Vilmos Kondor -Read 16/9
R - Remembering Babylon by David Malouf AA -Read 04/09
E - All the Little Bones (Circus Hearts #1) by Ellie Marney AA -Read 21/10
E - All Fall Down (Circus Hearts #2) by Ellie Marney AA -Read 24/10
Z - The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon AA -Read 7/11
Y - A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong -Read 13/11

Budapest Noir by Vilmos Kondor Remembering Babylon by David Malouf All the Little Bones (Circus Hearts, #1) by Ellie Marney All Fall Down (Circus Hearts, #2) by Ellie Marney The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong


message 21: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
You're linked Tien :)


message 22: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 625 comments Thanks, Brenda x


message 23: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
👍


message 25: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
All linked Valerie :)


message 26: by Valerie (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 774 comments Thanks Brenda :)


message 28: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Nov 04, 2018 12:42AM) (new)

Phrynne | 12624 comments Mod
**Spring Reading Challenge - 1st September - 30th November 2018**

Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Medium
15/15


SEPTEMBER

B Black and Blue by Ian Rankin 5 stars 2//11/18
L The Far-Back Country by Kate Lyons AA 3 stars 19/9/18
U Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent 4 stars 19/9/18
E Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire 4 stars 22/9/18

Black and Blue (Inspector Rebus, #8) by Ian Rankin The Far-Back Country by Kate Lyons Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire


OCTOBER

B The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee 4 stars 21/9/18
L Lost For Words by Stephanie Butland 4 stars 10/9/18
O The Other Wife by Michael Robotham AA 5 stars 4/9/18
O Out of Circulation by Miranda James 4 stars 1/10/18
M The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride 5 stars 7/9/18

The Body at the Tower (The Agency, #2) by Y.S. Lee Lost For Words by Stephanie Butland The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9) by Michael Robotham Out of Circulation (Cat in the Stacks, #4) by Miranda James The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, #9) by Stuart MacBride


NOVEMBER

S Shadow Prey by John Sandford 4 stars 27/9/18
P Promises in Death by J.D. Robb5 stars 4/10/18
R Ritual in Death by J.D. Robb 5 stars 3/9/18
I I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton 4 stars 5/9/18
N Nobody Walks by Mick Herron 5stars 3/11/18
G book:A Gem of a Problem|34474759] by Irene Sauman AA 17/9/18 3 stars

Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, #2) by John Sandford Promises in Death (In Death, #28) by J.D. Robb Ritual in Death (In Death, #27.5) by J.D. Robb I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9) by Sue Grafton Nobody Walks by Mick Herron A Gem of a Problem (Emma Berry Murray River Mystery #1) by Irene Sauman


message 29: by Jazzy (last edited Aug 18, 2018 04:46AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 760 comments Do we class determiners (a/an, the, every, this, those, or many) as the first word in the title? For instance, does 'The' count in the title, or can we take the first letter of the word following 'The'?


message 30: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 12624 comments Mod
Just a, an and the Jazzy. You can include them or not as you choose. Not the other words you suggest though.


message 31: by Jazzy (last edited Aug 18, 2018 04:56AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 760 comments Phrynne wrote: "Just a, an and the Jazzy. You can include them or not as you choose. Not the other words you suggest though."

I wasn't 'suggesting' them, i just named several determiners in case someone didn't know what they were.


message 32: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 12624 comments Mod
My bad. I should have said mention not suggest🙂


message 33: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 760 comments Phrynne wrote: "My bad. I should have said mention not suggest🙂"
Well it's good to know anyway as most of the books I read this year started with The...!


message 34: by WF (last edited Nov 30, 2018 05:50PM) (new)

WF | 28 comments I have only been lurking so far...Spring feels like a good time to start participating! Will try Easy:

September:
W - Whipbird AA READ 3★
A - All American BoysREAD 4★
R- The Refrigerator MonologuesREAD 5★
M - The Mothers READ 4★

Whipbird by Robert DreweAll American Boys by Jason ReynoldsThe Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. ValenteThe Mothers by Brit Bennett

October:
L - The Librarian of Auschwitz READ 3★
U - Under Your WingsAA READ 5★
S - The Shepherd's HutAA READ 4★
H - A House Without Windows READ 4★

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio IturbeUnder Your Wings by Tiffany TsaoThe Shepherd's Hut by Tim WintonA House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

November:
R - Reality BoyREAD 4★
A - After the First Death READ 4★
I - The Inheritance of Loss READ 3★
N - The Nightingale READ 5★

Reality Boy by A.S. KingAfter the First Death by Robert CormierThe Inheritance of Loss by Kiran DesaiThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

12/12. Just in time!



message 36: by Belinda (last edited Sep 01, 2018 07:13PM) (new)

Belinda Pearson (bellovesbooks) | 2 comments Love the idea of this challenge.

I am working on the books, here is a start:

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A: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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F: Force of Nature AA
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S: Scrublands AA
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I don't know how to add the covers, help please?


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Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
WF wrote: "I have only been lurking so far...Spring feels like a good time to start participating! Will try Easy:

September:
WWaiting for the Mahatma by R.K. Narayan
A[bookcover:All American Boys|25657130..."


Great you're joining us WF - can you please edit your post and mark your Aussie authors? Thanks :)


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Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
Everyone is linked to here :)


message 39: by Zoey (last edited Dec 03, 2018 06:44PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1045 comments Spring Reading Challenge - 1st September - 30th November 2018

Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Easy
11/13

September
H - The House on Burra Burra Lane by Jennie Jones AA 3.5★
A - The Game You Played by Anni Taylor AA 4★
P - Poppy's Dilemma by Karly Lane AA 4.5★
P - Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn 4★
Y - You Can't Hide by Karen Rose

The House on Burra Burra Lane (Swallows Fall #1) by Jennie Jones The Game You Played by Anni Taylor Poppy's Dilemma by Karly Lane Winter King Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn You Can't Hide by Karen Rose

October
G - Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon 5★ (re-read)
R - Razing Kayne by Julieanne Reeves - currently reading
O - Natural Causes by James Oswald 4★
W - Who Killed Angelique? by Emma Darcy AA 3★

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) by Diana Gabaldon Razing Kayne (Walking a Thin Blue Line, #1) by Julieanne Reeves Natural Causes (Inspector McLean, #1) by James Oswald Who Killed Angelique? by Emma Darcy

November
W - A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear 3★
A - Kakadu Sunset by Annie Seaton AA 4★
R - Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns AA 5★
M- Murder in the Kitchen by Kennedy Chase 3.5★

A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs, #8) by Jacqueline Winspear Kakadu Sunset (The Porter Sisters #1) by Annie Seaton Outback Dreams (Bunyip Bay, #1) by Rachael Johns Murder in the Kitchen (Harley Hill Mysteries, #3) by Kennedy Chase


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Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
You're linked Zoey :)


message 41: by Carolyn (last edited Nov 27, 2018 07:32PM) (new)

Carolyn | 8564 comments I'm going for Easy (12 books - 2AA)

September - RAIN
✔ R Redemption Road by John Hart 5★
✔ A African Dawn by Tony Park AA 4★
✔ I An Irish Country Cottage by Patrick Taylor 4★
✔ N Nefarious Doings by Ilsa Evans AA 3.5★

Redemption Road by John Hart African Dawn (African Sky #2) by Tony Park An Irish Country Cottage (Irish Country #13) by Patrick Taylor Nefarious Doings (Nell Forrest Mystery, #1) by Ilsa Evans

October - LUSH
✔ L Little Me: My Life from A-Z by Matt Lucas 4★
✔ U Unbound by Jim C. Hines 4★
✔ S Second Sight by Aoife Clifford AA 4★
✔ H The Huntsman's Tale by Ann Swinfen 3.5★

Little Me My Life from A-Z by Matt Lucas Unbound (Magic Ex Libris, #3) by Jim C. Hines Second Sight by Aoife Clifford The Huntsman's Tale (Oxford Medieval Mysteries, #3) by Ann Swinfen

November -WARM
✔ W The Wife's Secret by Kerry Wilkinson 4★
✔ A Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett AA 4.5★
✔ R The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson 4★
✔ M My Real Name Is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih 4.5★

The Wife's Secret by Kerry Wilkinson Assassins Hunted (The English Spy Mysteries #1) by Rachel Amphlett The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson My Real Name Is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih


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Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
You're linked Carolyn :)


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cherryjellybeans (cherryandjellybeans) | 20 comments Seasonal Spell-it-Out

Level Easy

3/12

September

B: Blood and Sand (Blood and Sand, #1) by C.V. Wyk
L: Legendary (Caraval, #2) by Stephanie Garber
U: The Blue Cat by Ursula Dubosarsky AA
E: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Finished 2/10/18

October

R Good Murder (A William Power Fiasco) by Robert Gott AA Finished 20/11/18
A A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews AA
I Ice Wolves (Elementals, #1) by Amie Kaufman AA
N The Magic Misfits (Magic Misfits, #1) by Neil Patrick Harris

November

W True Blue (Paterson Sisters, #2) by Sasha Wasley AA
A Artemis by Andy Weir
R Harlequin's Riddle by Rachel Nightingale AA
M The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (Kingdoms & Empires, #1) by Jaclyn Moriarty AA Finished 15/11/18


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Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
You're linked Camille :)


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message 46: by Bryndís (last edited Nov 14, 2018 01:49PM) (new)

Bryndís | 52 comments **Spring Reading Challenge - 1st September - 30th November 2018**

Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Medium
11/15


As I often do, in choosing the words, I let music inspire me.

September - Season
Mijn lief van vier seizoenen. een vederlichte lente teder trillend in het licht. - Vier seizoenen, The Scene

S - Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts AA
E - Every Heart a Doorway 3,5☆
A - Zo God het wil by Niccolò Ammaniti 4☆
S - The Shadow of the Torturer 2☆
O - Vele hemels boven de zevende by Griet Op de Beeck 4,5☆
N - Sabriël by Garth Nix AA 2☆

S. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts E. Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire A. Zo God het wil by Niccolò Ammaniti S. The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1) by Gene Wolfe O. Vele hemels boven de zevende by Griet Op de Beeck N. Sabriël (Het Oude Koninkrijk, #1) by Garth Nix

October - Bloom
Over me, came all the rain and lights. She took my hand and now there's no other. Don't you see she is never-ending? -Bloom, The Veils

B - The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks 1☆
L - Dochter by Rosamund Lupton 3☆
O - Een verhaal van liefde en duisternis by Amos Oz
O - Open: De teksten 1979-2014
M - Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon 4☆

B. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks L. Dochter by Rosamund Lupton O. Een verhaal van liefde en duisternis by Amos Oz O. Open De teksten 1979-2014 by Thé Lau M. Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon

November - Blue
In the morning on the train. You sit and stare out at the rain. Or bury yourself in your books. - Blue, First Aid Kit

B - Hoe muziek werkt by David Byrne
L - Zonnestorm by Åsa Larsson 3☆
U - Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
E - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

B. Hoe muziek werkt by David Byrne L. Zonnestorm by Åsa Larsson U. Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger E. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


message 47: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Nov 24, 2018 02:26AM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 2574 comments Easy-peasy for me with lots of Aussie authors
ANEW, GROW, WARM 12/12

A - A Superior Spectre by Angela Meyer AA - READ 3.5★
N - Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty AA - READ 3.5★
E - The Timeless Land by Eleanor Dark AA - READ 4.5★
W - The Nowhere Child by Christian White AA - READ 4.5★

G - The Good People by Hannah Kent AA READ 4★
R - Albert Einstein Speaking by R.J. Gadney READ 3.5★
O - Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz READ 3.5★
W - The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal READ 4★

W - A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley READ 5★
A - Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland AA READ 4.5★
R - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier READ 5★
M - The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton AA READ 4★

A Superior Spectre by Angela Meyer Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty The Timeless Land by Eleanor Dark The Nowhere Child by Christian White The Good People by Hannah Kent Albert Einstein Speaking by R.J. Gadney Orphan X (Orphan X #1) by Gregg Hurwitz The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley Moonlight Downs (Emily Tempest, #1) by Adrian Hyland Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton


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Brenda | 73021 comments Mod
Linked to here :)


message 49: by Jenn (last edited Nov 05, 2018 05:17PM) (new)

Jenn (jumpapa) | 662 comments I'm in. Hard level for me.
Seasonal Spell-it-Out
Level: Hard - Spring. Floral, Bright
Book: 17/18
Aussie Authors: 8

September

S - Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton 4 stars
P - Nothing Stays Buried by P.J. Tracy 4 stars
R - Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly AA 4 stars
I - The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa 5 stars
N - Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper 4.5 stars
G - Goldenhand by Garth Nix AA 4 stars


Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #26) by Laurell K. Hamilton Nothing Stays Buried (Monkeewrench, #8) by P.J. Tracy Scarecrow (Shane Schofield, #3) by Matthew Reilly The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) by Julie Kagawa Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, #4) by Molly Harper Goldenhand (The Old Kingdom, #5) by Garth Nix

October
F - Liar Liar by James Patterson & Candice Fox AA 4 stars
L - Valiant by Laurann Dohner 5 stars
O - Obsidian by Laurann Dohner 5 stars
R - Rock Revenge: Alex's Story by Candy J. Starr AA 4 stars
A - Hunter Hunted by Keri ArthurAA 5 stars
L - Fury by Laurann Dohner 5 stars

Liar Liar (Detective Harriet Blue, #3) by James Patterson Valiant (New Species, #3) by Laurann Dohner Obsidian (New Species, #8) by Laurann Dohner Rock Revenge Alex's Story (Access All Areas, #4) by Candy J. Starr Hunter Hunted (Lizzie Grace, #3) by Keri Arthur Fury (New Species, #1) by Laurann Dohner


November
B - Burnt BY Karly Lane AA 4.5 stars
R - My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent 4.5 stars
I - The Iron King by Julie Kagawa 4 stars
G - Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
H - The House on Jindalee Lane by Jennie Jones AA 4 stars
T - Tallowood Bound by Karly Lane AA 4 stars

Burnt by Karly Lane Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith The House on Jindalee Lane (Daughters of Swallow's Fall #1) by Jennie Jones Tallowood Bound by Karly Lane


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