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message 1: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Apr 29, 2019 02:37PM) (new)

Gem  Paullin | 1299 comments Mod
🆕Happy New Year Challenge
Duration: January 1 through January 31

The Challenge:
Using new as an inspiration, for this challenge select authors that are new to you, a new series to start, a mystery subgenre you've never read before, a book with "New" in the title, or any other selection that is new to you in some way.

How to participate:
Make a comment below to indicate you're participating and how many new books you plan to read. You can edit your comment as you go to update your list of books or reply with a new comment.

Happy Reading!

🆕Happy New Year Challenge Participants:

Alysia 2/2 - msg 11 Completed
Britney 2/2 - msg 4 Completed
Camden 0/20 - msg 25
Carmen 1/? - msg 22
Cherry 0/2 or 3 - msg 6
Cindy 0/1 - msg 21
Dawn 0/2 or 3 - msg 17
Diane 0/2 - msg 16
Donna 0/4 - msg 5
Fianna 3/3 - msg 10 Completed
Gem 2/2 - msg 3 Completed
Marjorie 0/3 - msg 15
Mylene 4/4 - msg 12 Completed
Pam 5/2 - mgs 9 Completed
Patty 1/1 - msg 7 Completed
Raymond 0/3 - msg 8
Richard 0/3 - msg 14
Shala 2/4 - msg 2
Vanessa 2/2 msg 13 Completed
Zoe 0/3 - msg 19

updated as of 03/13/19 10:30am


message 2: by Shala (last edited Jan 25, 2019 07:21PM) (new)


message 3: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Jan 18, 2019 01:37PM) (new)


message 4: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 108 comments I’m a go for 2.


message 5: by Donna (new)

Donna Schmidt | 141 comments I will do 4


message 6: by Cherry (last edited Dec 27, 2018 08:17PM) (new)

Cherry (bookwormdiva) I'll do 2 to 3.


message 7: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Jan 06, 2019 05:31PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 224 comments I've got a new series by a new author to start, so I'll just do 1.

And it was a winner! Elizabethan history is such good, page-turning fun in A Famine of Horses, the first in a series by P.F. Chisholm. Looking forward to the rest!
A Famine of Horses (Sir Robert Carey, #1) by P.F. Chisholm 5★ Link to my review


message 8: by Raymond (new)

Raymond I’m in for 3.


message 9: by Pam (last edited Jan 26, 2019 04:40AM) (new)

Pam (pammykn) | 31 comments I will do 2

1. New to me author -- David Grann -- The Lost City of Z -- 01/09
2. New to me series -- Agatha Raisin and The Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton -- #1 -- 01/12
3. New to me author -- Banana Yoshimoto -- Kitchen -- 01/13/19
4. New to me author -- Liane Moriarity -- Three Wishes -- 01/14/19
5. New to me author -- Chloe Benjamin -- The Immortalists -- 01/20/19


message 10: by Fianna (new)

Fianna Whitman (fianna_whitman) I think I'll go with 3.


message 11: by Alysia (last edited Jan 25, 2019 05:19AM) (new)

Alysia | 17 comments I'm in for 2

Finished 1/18/19 Update: 2/2

1. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight Finished 1/11/19
2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Finished 1/18/19


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

I guess I'll go with 4 (every week I'll try a new series, starting with book #1)


message 13: by Vanessa (last edited Jan 24, 2019 06:12AM) (new)

Vanessa (nesshawk) | 26 comments I'm in for 2!

FINISHED: 2/2 Two new series and authors..
Man In The Queue (Inspector Alan Grant #1) by Josephine Tey 1/19/19
Survival of the Fritters (Deputy Donut #1) by Ginger Bolton 1/24/19


message 14: by Richard (new)

Richard (ricoh) | 30 comments I’ll take 3; new authors a a real joy. New series are always a hook and who knows what is New in a title.


marjorie hall-venmore | 10 comments I will take 3


message 16: by Diane (new)

Diane Mcclure (dmccluredvm) | 135 comments In for 2


message 17: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawnella77) | 32 comments I plan to read 2 new books.


message 18: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (dawnella77) | 32 comments I plan to read 2 or three new books.


message 19: by Zoë (new)

Zoë (zeeohee) | 1 comments I’m in for 3!


message 20: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 108 comments I finished my first one. A new author to me. Deep-Fried Homicide by Patricia Lee Macomber


message 21: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 15 comments I am in for 1


message 22: by Carmen (new)

Carmen Glass (carmillenial) 1. I finished my first in a new series by Brenda Novak. The book is called Her Darkest Nightmare. It’s about a psychologist/ doctor who studies psychopaths. It was really good!


message 23: by Fianna (last edited Jan 12, 2019 11:27AM) (new)

Fianna Whitman (fianna_whitman) 1. I just finished Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. (new to me author) It was okay. A little predictable but not a bad read.


message 24: by Fianna (new)

Fianna Whitman (fianna_whitman) 2. I finished If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (new to me author). The premise was amazing but I didn't like the stories.


message 25: by Camden (new)

Camden Johnson (blurrysleeps) | 64 comments I'm up for the challenge! I love reading books from new authors so I'm going to try and do at least 20


message 26: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  Paullin | 1299 comments Mod
update msg 3


message 27: by Fianna (new)

Fianna Whitman (fianna_whitman) 3. Finished my last one! Boy Number 26 by Tommy Rhattigan (new to me author). Well written but a sad and horrifying story.


message 28: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 108 comments I just finished my 2nd book. The Forgotten Roomby Karen White.

I have completec my challenge.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

Update msg. 12: finished.

Read 4 books, #1 in a series I didn't know:

1. Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz Book 1)
2. The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries (Mrs. Jeffries #1) by Emily Brightwell
3. The birthday Mystery (Jenny Starling #1)
4. A Fatal Obsession (Ryder & Loveday Mystery, #1)


message 30: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Congratulations, Fianna, Britney and Mylene!


message 31: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  Paullin | 1299 comments Mod
I think I have updated everyone's challenges for January. If not, leave me a message here and I will correct it.


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