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message 1: by Amanda (last edited Dec 04, 2018 04:35PM) (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
Best Of Quarterly Challenge: January - March 2019

We're getting inspired by the Best Of over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books!

Duration: January 1 - March 31

Instructions:

Books must be started and read during the challenge time period.

One different book per task. No repeats.

Here are specific category instructions:

Best of Reviews
For this one, read books that were rated B+ or higher on SBTB in 2018. You may also use guest reviews we've featured on the site.

A grades
A- grades
B+ grades

Bestsellers
Below are a list of the top twenty bestselling titles from the site. Now, some of you may have already read these since they're major romance releases. For these, you may substitute another book by the same author to fulfill requirements.

Example: You already read The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare. So to complete that "task," you may choose another Dare book to read instead.

Titles

The Duchess Deal
Hate to Want You
Jane Doe (Will also accept titles by Victoria Dahl)
Once Upon a Marquess
Mating the Huntress
The Richmond Thief
Getaway Girl
A Notorious Vow
The Thing About Love
The Hating Game
Take the Lead
The Ones Who Got Away
Heroine Complex
Unraveled
The Last Wolf
Bountiful
The Wedding Date
The Raven Prince
Dating You / Hating You
The Duke I Tempted


Best of Reader Recs
Your reading selections must be from 2018 Rec Leagues. You can use any books recommended or listed in the post or comments. You may also pull books from the same Rec League.

Example: You choose to read two books from the Heists Rec League.

Please link to the comment/post when listing your completed books.

List of Rec Leagues

Completion Goals

Easy
Level 1: Read five books total from any combination of categories.
Level 2: Read ten books total from any combination of categories.
Level 3: Read fifteen books total from any combination of categories.

Medium & Hard
Level 1: Read five books from one category.

Level 2M: Read ten books. Five from one category and five from another.
Level 2H: Read ten books, all from one category.

Level 3M: Read fifteen books. Five books from each category.
Level 3H: Read fifteen books, all from one category.

If you have any questions, leave them here!


message 2: by Critterbee❇ (last edited Mar 28, 2019 08:28PM) (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Thanks for all the hard work, Amanda! These options look great - challenging and not impossible.
To clarify, if I were to read 15 books from one Rec League, I would have completed the challenge at Level 3 Hard Mode, right?
Finished!
From the Slytherins Falling for Hufflepuffs Rec League:
5/5
✔1. When Dimple Met Rishi ❇❇❇❇❇ by Sandhya Menon
✔2. Grumpy Fake Boyfriend ❇❇❇ by Jackie Lau
✔3. An Extraordinary Union ❇❇❇❇ by Alyssa Cole
✔4. Be Not Afraid ❇❇❇❇ by Alyssa Cole
✔5. Naked in Death❇❇❇ by J.D. Robb
✔6. Howl's Moving Castle❇❇❇❇❇ by Diana Wynne Jones]
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Grumpy Fake Boyfriend (Kwan Sisters, #1) by Jackie Lau An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole Naked in Death (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

B+ grade and above:
5/5
✔1. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine❇❇❇❇❇
✔2. How Long 'til Black Future Month? ❇❇❇❇❇
✔3. Once Ghosted, Twice Shy ❇❇❇❇❇
✔4. The Hollow of Fear ❇❇❇
✔5. Tikka Chance on Me ❇❇❇ by Suleikha Snyder
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5) by Alyssa Cole How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder

Bestsellers 5/5
✔ 1. Jane Doe ❇❇❇❇❇ by Victoria Helen Stone
✔ 2. Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating ❇❇❇ by Christina Lauren
✔ 3. Mating the Huntress ❇❇❇❇ by Talia Hibbert
✔ 4. The Proposal ❇❇❇❇ by Jasmine Guillory
✔ 5. After the Wedding ❇❇❇❇ by Courtney Milan
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2) by Courtney Milan


message 3: by Norette Ferns (last edited Feb 26, 2019 11:12AM) (new)

Norette Ferns | 24 comments Ooh! This looks exciting and challenging. And also probably bad for my wallet! Looking forward to taking part.

Update: 26 February - 10/15

I'm going for Level 3 Hard - all books from the bestseller list (or substitutions)

Getaway Girl - 3.5 stars
Evelyn, After - 4 stars (substitute for Jane Doe)
How to Catch a Wild Viscount - 3.5 stars (substitute for the Duchess Deal)
Overnight Sensation - 5 stars (substitution for Bountiful)
Unraveled - 3.5 stars
Falling for Him - 5 stars (substitution for Hate to Want You)
The Richmond Thief - 4 stars
Autoboyography - 4.5 stars
Undone by the Ex-Con - 4 stars
The Thing About Love - 3.5 stars


message 4: by Sabrina (last edited Mar 20, 2019 10:16PM) (new)

Sabrina West | 52 comments This does look awesome, thank you!
Level 3M
15/15 - Finished 3/17!

Bestsellers
1. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn.
Finished 2/12 ★★★
2. Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
Finished 1/14 ★★★
3. The Last Wolf by Maria Vale
Finished 2/26 ★★★
4. A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe
Finished 2/2 ★★★★
5. Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert
Finished 3/7 ★★★★
Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex, #1) by Sarah Kuhn Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves, #1) by Maria Vale A Notorious Vow (The Four Hundred, #3) by Joanna Shupe Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert

A/A-/B+ Grades
1. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Finished 3/5 ★★★
2. The Black God's Drums by P. Djèli Clark
Finished 3/6 ★★★★
3. A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
Finished 1/22 ★★★★
4. Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
Finished 3/17 ★★★★
5. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Finished 2/20 ★★★★
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals, #2) by Alyssa Cole Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, #1) by Jennifer Estep The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli

Rec Leagues
1. Historical Heroines over 30: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold by Grace Callaway.
Finished 1/8 ★★★
2. Slytherin/Hufflepuff: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig.
Finished 2/27 ★★
3. Slytherin/Hufflepuff: The Devil Is a Marquess by Elisa Braden.
Finished 1/13 ★★★★★
4. Slytherin/Hufflepuff: The Improper Bride by Lily Maxton.
Finished 3/13 ★★
5. Slytherin/Hufflepuff: Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron.
Finished 2/23 ★★★★★
The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Heart of Enquiry, #3) by Grace Callaway Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1) by Chuck Wendig The Devil Is a Marquess (Rescued from Ruin, #4) by Elisa Braden The Improper Bride (Sisters of Scandal, #5) by Lily Maxton Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) by Rachel Aaron


message 5: by Amanda (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
Critterbee❇ wrote: "To clarify, if I were to read 15 books from one Rec League, I would have completed the challenge at Level 3 Hard Mode, right?"

Yep!


message 6: by The Bookstore Vixen (last edited Mar 23, 2019 09:27AM) (new)

The Bookstore Vixen  (thebookstorevixen) | 31 comments Sounds fun!! There’s a few on there I’ve been wanting to try!

Best of Reviews
✔ 1. Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase (A grade)
✔ 2. Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas (B grade)
✔ 3. Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (B grade)
✔ 4. Tempest by Beverly Jenkins (A- grade)

A Duke in Shining Armor (Difficult Dukes, #1) by Loretta Chase The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas Scandal Above Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #2) by Jennifer Ashley Tempest (Old West, #3) by Beverly Jenkins

Bestsellers
✔ 1. Hating Game by Sally Thorne (I cannot even handle how much I loved this book)
✔ 2. Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey
✔ 3. (Substitute) Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
✔ 4. Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
✔ 5. (Substitute) A Lot Like Love by Julie James

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey Darling Beast (Maiden Lane, #7) by Elizabeth Hoyt The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) by Tessa Dare A Lot like Love (FBI/US Attorney, #2) by Julie James

Best of Reader Rec's
✔ 1. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas (Childfree)
✔ 2. From Duke Til Dawn by Eva Leigh (older heroine)
✔ 3. Dangerous Passion by Lisa Marie Rice (Slytherins/Hufflepuffs)
✔ 4. Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase (Older Heroines)
✔ 5. First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Travel romance)

Not Quite a Husband (The Marsdens, #2) by Sherry Thomas From Duke Till Dawn (The London Underground, #1) by Eva Leigh Dangerous Passion (Dangerous, #3) by Lisa Marie Rice Miss Wonderful (Carsington Brothers, #1) by Loretta Chase First Lady (Wynette, Texas, #3) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


message 7: by Laure (new)

Laure | 66 comments What a fun way to start off the new year! The hard part is going to be deciding which "best of" to do!!


message 8: by Harmonyb (last edited Apr 01, 2019 11:43AM) (new)

Harmonyb | 19 comments Well, I tried for a level 3M but hit a major reading slump so I’ll settle for completing a level 2M. Great books this challenge!

Best of Reviews
1. Tikka Chance on Me (1/20) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. Jane Doe (2/6) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (2/9) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4. The Hollow of Fear (2/8) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
5. A Gentleman Never Keeps Score (3/31) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2) by Mackenzi Lee The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas A Gentleman Never Keeps Score (Seducing the Sedgwicks, #2) by Cat Sebastian

Bestsellers
1.
2. The Hating Game (2/2) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. The Ones Who Got Away
4. The Thing About Love (3/20) ⭐⭐⭐
5. Once Upon a Marquess (3/18) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1) by Roni Loren The Thing About Love by Julie James Once Upon a Marquess (The Worth Saga #1) by Courtney Milan

Best of Reader Recs
1. Stealing Mr. Right (heist rec) (3/30) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
2.Crooked Kingdom (heist rec) (1/31) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3. The Prophecy Con (heist rec) (1/25) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4. Somebody Killed His Editor (Slytherin/Hufflepuff rec) (2/5) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. For Real (Slytherin/Hufflepuff rec) (2/3) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Stealing Mr. Right (Penelope Blue, #1) by Tamara Morgan Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo The Prophecy Con (Rogues of the Republic, #2) by Patrick Weekes Somebody Killed His Editor (Holmes & Moriarity, #1) by Josh Lanyon For Real by Alexis Hall


message 9: by Sarena (last edited Feb 28, 2019 09:32AM) (new)

Sarena | 22 comments Can't Wait!

7/15 Level 3M

Best of Reviews
1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
2. Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
3. Making Up by Lucy Parker
4. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
5. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder

Bestsellers
1. The Thing About Love by Julie James
2. Heroine Complex by Sara Kuhn
3. Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren
4. The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Lauren
5. Dance with Me by Alexis Daria substitution for Take the Lead
The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1) by Roni Loren Dance with Me (Dance Off, #2) by Alexis Daria

Best or Reader Recs
1. Slytherins Falling for Hufflepuffs: Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau
2. Blacksmiths: Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
3. Competence Porn:
4. Romantic & Smutty Manga:
5. Oblivious Wooing: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Grumpy Fake Boyfriend (Kwan Sisters, #1) by Jackie Lau Under Her Skin (Blank Canvas, #1) by Adriana Anders The Hating Game by Sally Thorne


message 10: by HeatherMarie (last edited Mar 30, 2019 06:13PM) (new)

HeatherMarie (heathermariereads) | 66 comments Awesome. Really cool challenge. This is my plan- will probably change : ).

6/15 Level 3M
(view spoiler)

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2) by Mackenzi Lee Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away, #1) by Roni Loren Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh Looking for Trouble (Jackson Girl's Night Out, #1) by Victoria Dahl Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves, #1) by Maria Vale Lush (Delicious, #3) by Lauren Dane Grumpy Fake Boyfriend (Kwan Sisters, #1) by Jackie Lau If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman Deadly Intent (I-Team, #8) by Pamela Clare Simply Irresistible (Lucky Harbor, #1) by Jill Shalvis Paris Letters by Janice Macleod


message 11: by Stephanie (last edited Mar 20, 2019 09:14AM) (new)

Stephanie | 12 comments Fun! Thanks Amanda! I think the 3M category is calling to me, but not sure what I'm going to read yet... here's the loosely based plan.

Best of Reviews:
1. The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (3/10) ★★★★
2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (2/18) ★★★
3. Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas
4. The Ladies Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
5. One in a Millionby Lindsey Kelk (3/12) ★★★
6. Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep (3/20) ★★
The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2) by Tessa Dare Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, #1) by Jennifer Estep

Bestsellers:
1. The Duke I Tempted by Scarlett Peckham (2/6) ★★★★
2. The Richmond Thief
3. Getaway Girl
4. Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex, #1) by Sarah Kuhn
5. Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
6. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (2/28) ★★★
The Duke I Tempted (Secrets of Charlotte Street, #1) by Scarlett Peckham The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Rec Leagues:
Rec League: Slytherins Falling for Hufflepuffs I love the Slytherin/Hufflepuff trope even though I'm a Ravenclaw!
1. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. (1/28) ★★★★★
2. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandaya Menon (3/3) ★★★
3. Tempt Me at Twilight
4. An Extraordinary Union
Rec League: Travel Romances
5. Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton (3/18) ★★
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton


message 12: by Jae (last edited Mar 30, 2019 06:00PM) (new)

Jae | 127 comments This looks particularly challenging! Thanks for putting together such fun challenges!
15/15
Going for 3H - B+ or Better
Jan 4 - The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark
SBTB grade A, my grade 4/5

Jan 9 - Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder
SBTB grade A, my grade 4/5

Jan 22 - Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish
SBTB grade A-, my grade 4/5

Feb 3 - Love Me Sweet by Tracy Brogan
SBTB Grade A-, my grade 4/5

Feb 9 - A Certain Magic by Mary Balogh
SBTB Grade A-, my grade 4/5

Feb 11 - Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
SBTB grade B+, my grade 3.5/5

Feb 12 - The Best Medicine by Tracy Brogan
SBTB grade A, my grade 1/5 for fat jokes, slut shaming, and some borderline transphobia. I would not have read anything more by this author if I had read this book before Love Me Sweet.

Feb 17 - The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas
SBTB grade B+, my grade 4/5

Feb 21 - The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
SBTB grade A, my grade 2/5

Feb 22 - Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
SBTB grade A, my grade 4/5

Mar 16 - Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen
SBTB grade A, my grade 4.5/5 (I love this book so much)

Mar 22 - Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh
SBTB grade A, my grade 3/5

Mar 25 - Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb
SBTB grade A, my grade 3/5

Mar 26 - Bollywood and the Beast by Suleikha Snyder
SBTB grade A-, my grade 3/5

Mar 29 - Making Up by Lucy Parker
SBTB grade B+, my grade 4/5

The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder Invitation to the Blues (Small Change, #2) by Roan Parrish Love Me Sweet (Bell Harbor, #3) by Tracy Brogan A Certain Magic by Mary Balogh Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone The Best Medicine (Bell Harbor, #2) by Tracy Brogan The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas The Royal We by Heather Cocks Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts, #1) by Alisha Rai Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers, #2) by Sarina Bowen Someone to Wed (Westcott #3) by Mary Balogh Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb Bollywood and the Beast (Bollywood Confidential, #3) by Suleikha Snyder Making Up (London Celebrities, #3) by Lucy Parker


message 13: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 22 comments Looks interesting!


message 14: by Ginger (last edited Mar 12, 2019 05:58PM) (new)

Ginger W | 40 comments I'm going to try for 3H from the Rec Leagues.

15/15

Outsmarted Alphas: The Unleashing
Outsmarted Alphas: Sweet Revenge
Athlete Heroines: Offside
Athlete Heroines: Summer Is for Lovers
Travel Romances: Roman Crazy
The Unleashing (Call of Crows, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Sweet Revenge by Nora Roberts Offside (The Barker Triplets, #1) by Juliana Stone Summer Is for Lovers (Second Sons, #2) by Jennifer McQuiston Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton

Plus-Size Heroines: Fit, Tamed, Sated, WRAPPED: A FIT Adjacent Christmas Novella
Plus-Size Heroines: Trust
Plus-Size Heroines: Mister Hockey
Plus-Size Heroines: Advanced Physical Chemistry
Plus-Size Heroines: Truly
Fit (Fit, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon Trust by Kylie Scott Mister Hockey (Hellions Angels, #1) by Lia Riley Advanced Physical Chemistry (Chemistry Lessons, #3) by Susannah Nix Truly (New York, #1) by Ruthie Knox

Slytherins Falling for Hufflepuffs: When Dimple Met Rishi
Slytherins Falling for Hufflepuffs: Midnight Blue
Childfree Romance: Not Your Cinderella: a Royal Wedding Romance
Age Appropriate YA: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
Age Appropriate YA: The Arm of the Starfish
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen Not Your Cinderella (Royal Weddings #1) by Kate Johnson The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo #1) by F.C. Yee The Arm of the Starfish (O'Keefe Family, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle


message 15: by Amanda (last edited Feb 09, 2019 12:23PM) (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
I actually think I'm going to participate this quarter!

Easy: Level 3

4/15

Best of Reviews
1. A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole (2/9) - Earned an A- grade

Bestsellers
1. When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (1/1) - Author substitution for The Duchess Deal

Rec Leagues
1. Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz (1/13) - The Rec League: Setting the Autumn Mood
2. Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen (2/1) - The Rec League: Setting the Autumn Mood


message 16: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Amanda wrote: "I actually think I'm going to participate this quarter!
..."


That's awesome!


message 17: by Laure (last edited Mar 26, 2019 06:41AM) (new)

Laure | 66 comments Alrighty! I think I'm going to shoot for 3H from the Bestsellers list...

15/15
Bestsellers
1. Fireworks by Sarina Bowen (1/2) --Author substitution for Bountiful
2. Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (1/9)--Author substitution for Dating You / Hating You
3. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (1/29)--Author substitution for The Hating Game
4. After the Wedding by Courtney Milan (2/4)--Author substitution for Once Upon a Marquess
5. The Governess Game by Tessa Dare (2/11)-- Author substitution for The Duchess Deal

Fireworks (True North, #6) by Sarina Bowen Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2) by Courtney Milan The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2) by Tessa Dare

6. A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe (2/28)
7. Bad for the Boss by Talia Hibbert (3/1) Author substitution for Mating the Huntress
8. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (3/2) Author substitution for The Wedding Date
9. Mouth to Mouth by Tessa Bailey (3/3) Author substitution for Getaway Girl
10. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn (3/4)
A Notorious Vow (The Four Hundred, #3) by Joanna Shupe Bad for the Boss (Just for Him, #1) by Talia Hibbert The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory Mouth to Mouth (Beach Kingdom, #1) by Tessa Bailey Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex, #1) by Sarah Kuhn

11. The One You Fight For by Roni Loren (3/9) Author substitution for The Ones Who Got Away
12. Dance with Me by Alexis Daria (3/12) Author substitution for Take the Lead
13. The Last Wolf by Maria Vale (3/23)
14. The Duke I Tempted by Scarlett Peckham (3/23)
15. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (3/27)
The One You Fight For (The Ones Who Got Away, #3) by Roni Loren Dance with Me (Dance Off, #2) by Alexis Daria The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves, #1) by Maria Vale The Duke I Tempted (Secrets of Charlotte Street, #1) by Scarlett Peckham The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt


message 18: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 12 comments I know one book can’t satisfy two slots in the same challenge, but can we use the same book in 2 separate challenges? For example, could I use 99 Percent Mine for “bartender character” in the other Jan-Mar challenge and for an author substitution for The Hating Game in this Best Of challenge?


message 19: by Amanda (new)

Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
Hayley wrote: "I know one book can’t satisfy two slots in the same challenge, but can we use the same book in 2 separate challenges? For example, could I use 99 Percent Mine for “bartender character” in the other..."

Yep, you can use the same book in separate challenges.


message 20: by Hayley (last edited Jan 06, 2019 11:46AM) (new)

Hayley | 12 comments Amanda wrote: "Hayley wrote: "I know one book can’t satisfy two slots in the same challenge, but can we use the same book in 2 separate challenges? For example, could I use 99 Percent Mine for “bartender characte..."

Thank you! And thanks for organizing these. I like how it's pushing me to read more contemporary, and it helps with my "what should I read next?!" indecision.


message 21: by Hayley (last edited Mar 31, 2019 10:28PM) (new)

Hayley | 12 comments Completion Goal: Level 3M
15/15 books

Bestsellers:

✔ 1. (substitution for The Duchess Deal) Beauty and the Blacksmith
✔ 2. Hate to Want You
✔ 3. Once Upon a Marquess
✔ 4. A Notorious Vow 🎧
✔ 5. (Substitution for The Hating Game) 99 Percent Mine


Best of Reviews:
✔ 1. The Hollow of Fear 🎧
✔ 2. Tikka Chance on Me
✔ 3. Sleepover
✔ 4. Listen to the Moon
✔ 5. After the Wedding

Best of Reader Recs:

"Child Free Romances"
✔ 1. Confessions from an Arranged Marriage

"Historical Heroines in their 30s"
✔ 2. Suddenly You 🎧
✔ 3. Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal 🎧

"Outsmarted Alphas"
✔ 4. The Mad Earl's Bride

"Slytherins Falling for Hufflepuffs"
✔ 5. The Leopard Prince 🎧


message 22: by LB (last edited Mar 26, 2019 09:30AM) (new)

LB | 26 comments This challenge is awesome because I have so many books that I have downloaded thanks to reviews and recommendations but haven't gotten around to reading yet. Thank you for the push! (Goal 3M?)

Update: Level 1M complete! :)

Best of Reviews
1. The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas
2. Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
3. Making Up by Lucy Parker
4. Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder

The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann Making Up (London Celebrities, #3) by Lucy Parker Tikka Chance on Me by Suleikha Snyder

Bestsellers
1. The Thing About Love by Julie James
2. Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren
3. The One You Fight For by Roni Loren (sub for The Ones Who Got Away)
4. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (sub for The Hating Game)
5. Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen (sub for Bountiful)

The Thing About Love by Julie James Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren The One You Fight For (The Ones Who Got Away, #3) by Roni Loren 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne Overnight Sensation (Brooklyn Bruisers #5) by Sarina Bowen

Best of Reader Recs
1. Childfree Romance: Not Another Family Wedding by Jackie Lau
2. Plus-Size Heroines: Advanced Physical Chemistry by Susannah Nix
3. Plus-Size Heroines: Man Hands by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Not Another Family Wedding (Chin-Williams, #1) by Jackie Lau Advanced Physical Chemistry (Chemistry Lessons, #3) by Susannah Nix Man Hands (Man Hands, #1) by Sarina Bowen


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Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
I keep choosing books, hoping they'll show up on a Rec League but no dice! I'm having better luck matching the tasks in the other Quarterly Challenge.


message 24: by Heather (last edited Mar 15, 2019 04:23PM) (new)

Heather | 44 comments **Best of Reviews**
✔ 1. A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase
✔ 2. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
✔ 3. Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
✔ 4. After the Wedding by Courtney Milan
✔ 5. Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne
✔(and the 5 books before that in the series)
6. The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren

**Bestsellers**
✔ 1. Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (sub: The Duchess Deal)
✔ 2. Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
✔ 3. Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
✔ 4. Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey
✔ 5. 99% Mine by Sally Thorne (sub: The Hating Game)
✔ 6. Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen (sub: Bountiful)
✔ 7. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
✔ 8. Unraveled by Courtney Milan (sub Once Upon a Marquess)
✔ 9. A Girl Like Me by Talia Hibbert (sub Mating the Huntress)
✔ 10. A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe
✔ 11. A Lot Like Love by Julie James (sub The Thing About Love)
✔ 12. The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren
✔ 13. Unraveled by Lauren Dane
14. The Last Wolf by Maria Vale
15. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (sub The Wedding Date)
✔ 16. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren (sub Dating You/Hating You)
✔ 17. The Duke I Tempted by Scarlett Peckham

**Best of Readers Recs: Slytherins Falling for Hufflepuffs**
(I'm a Ravenclaw....)
✔ 1. Act Like It by Lucy Parker
✔ 2. Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
3. Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
4. Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean
✔ 5. Vicious by LJ Shen
✔ 6. At Peace by Kristen Ashley
✔ 7. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
8. Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley

Level 3M complete! (3/5/19)
I don't know if I'll have enough time to complete 3H or not...


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Jackie (jaxb) | 6 comments Sounds like a lot of fun, thanks for putting this together Amanda! Same as other comments- already have a lot of these downloaded, just needed a kick in the pants! For my list:

Best of Reviews:
1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
2. Hamilton's Battalion by Rose Lerner, Alyssa Cole & Courtney Milan
3. A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
4. A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase
5. Children of Blood & Bone by Toni Adeyemi

Bestsellers:
1. Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan
2. A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe
3. Heroine Complex by Sarah Kruhn
4. The Duke I tempted by Scarlett Peckham
5. Josh & Hazel's Guide to not dating by Christina Lauren (instead of Dating you/Hating you)

Best of Readers Recs:
*Slyterins Falling for Hufflepuffs*
1. Wicked & the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
2. Tempt me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas
3. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
4. Act Like It- by Lucy Parker

*Historical Romance Graphic Novels*
1. Emma by Karou Mori
2. The Prince & The Dressmaker by Jen Wang
3. Red River by Chie Shinohara

Does continuing to buy Yona of the Dawn count? :)


message 26: by Koozebane (last edited Mar 30, 2019 07:28PM) (new)

Koozebane | 67 comments 5E

1) JOSH AND HAZEL'S GUIDE TO NOT DATING (author substitution for DATING YOU/HATING YOU, finished 2/1) Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

2) THE MAGIC BROOM by Teegan Loy (Winter Olympics Rec League, finished 3/9) The Magic Broom by Teegan Loy

3) THE COURTSHIP DANCE by Candace Camp (Historical Heroines in their Thirties Rec League, finished 3/14) The Courtship Dance (The Matchmaker #4) by Candace Camp

4) SWEET DISORDER by Rose Lerner (Dommes Rec League, finished 3/25) Sweet Disorder (Lively St. Lemeston Book 1) by Rose Lerner

5) SINGLE PLAYER by Elia Winters (Childfree Romance Rec League, finished 3/30) Single Player (Slices of Pi, #3) by Elia Winters


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Heather | 44 comments Finished! I finished 3M earlier this month and just finished the 15th Bestseller so my 3H level is complete as well. Yay!


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Gwen (gwensreading) | 1 comments I am really close to finishing 3M. I only have two to finish and will probably do that this week. I had so much fun with this!

Best Sellers:
A Notorious Vow (The Four Hundred, #3) by Joanna Shupe The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves, #1) by Maria Vale Bountiful (True North, #4; Brooklyn Bruisers #4.5) by Sarina Bowen Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren The One You Fight For (The Ones Who Got Away, #3) by Roni Loren

A, A-, and B+ Grades:
Sleepover by Serena Bell The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2) by Tessa Dare Wrong to Need You (Forbidden Hearts, #2) by Alisha Rai Bollywood and the Beast (Bollywood Confidential, #3) by Suleikha Snyder An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole

Rec Leagues:

Competence porn
Delicious (The Marsdens, #1) by Sherry Thomas Anticipation (Brothers Ink #2) by Sarah Mayberry The Spymaster's Lady (Spymasters, #1) by Joanna Bourne

Childfree
Driven to Distraction (Lovestruck Librarians, #5) by Olivia Dade Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack, #1) by Shelly Laurenston


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Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
You can do it, Gwen!


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Sabrina West | 52 comments Yay, Gwen! I agree, you can do it!


message 31: by Laure (new)

Laure | 66 comments Finished! Cutting it close, but managed to get it done! Doing the "Bestsellers List" let me read some newer releases by favorite authors and also discover some "new-to-me" authors that I really ended up enjoying! All in all a super fun challenge!

Congrats to those who have finished, and good luck to those still working hard--y'all can do it! :)


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Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Amanda, do books with the 'Squee' rating count for the Best of Reviews ( books that were rated B+ or higher)?

Thanks! I am nearing the finish line...


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Amanda D. (tinyminx) | 207 comments Mod
Squees are allowed!


message 34: by Ginger (new)

Ginger W | 40 comments Finished. List at message 14. I did all of this challenge through the library, KU and my TBR. I really enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi, Truly and Advanced Physical Chemistry.

This was a fun one Amanda. Thanks for putting it together!


message 35: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 248 comments Finished! Such fun - it really inspires me to read more and more various books!


message 36: by Jae (last edited Mar 30, 2019 06:21PM) (new)

Jae | 127 comments Finished at message 12! Thought I wasn’t going to make it but the collection of the first three Lucy Parker books went on sale.


message 37: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 12 comments Finished at message 21! My favorites: The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne Listen to the Moon (Lively St. Lemeston, #3) by Rose Lerner


message 38: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (jaxb) | 6 comments Finished! Only hit easy level 1 :( but it def made me branch out a little bit! Will definitely try this quarters challenge


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