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MountainKat | 19143 comments 2019 May PIFM Challenge

What is the Pick-It-For-Me Challenge?


The Pick-It-For-Me Challenge (PIFM) is a reading challenge where each participant gives and receives book recommendations based on a given a set of rules. The assignment method and book selection rules change each month so it’s always new and always different.

The idea of the PIFM challenge is that you will get new-to-you books and authors selected for you as well as a push to read some books that have been lingering on your shelves. You may not be interested in the new books recommended, which is why you also get a minimum of four books from your shelf.

You only have to read ONE book to complete this challenge!

After signups are closed, your names and any extra info will go into the super secret PIFM randomizer and it will select someone for you to recommend books to and someone to give you recommendations. This list will be posted along with any specific picking rules for the month.

In order to participate you need to either HAVE YOUR PROFILE SET TO PUBLIC (preferable), or friend the person giving you recommendations. PLEASE NOTE: if you choose to keep your profile private, it is your responsibility to send a friend request to the person picking for you as soon as possible after the matchups are posted. Whether your profile is private or not, it is also very important that your profile be set to receive Private Messages (PMs) in case anyone needs to reach out to you (mods, organizer etc.)

Everything gets done in this thread so be sure to come back often!!!

Repicks:
You can ask for repicks if:
✱ The books picked for you are not yet released.
✱ If you have already read the chosen book(s) and they are on your ‘read’ shelf.
✱ If you did not receive four picks from your ‘to-read’ shelf, with at least one from your preferred shelf.

You may NOT ask for repicks because:
✱ A book is not available at your library.
✱ A genre or author you don’t enjoy.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO SIGN UP
Please sign up in this thread with the answer to the following question:

✱✱ What is your favorite holiday in May? ✱✱

May the Fourth - Star Wars Day
Cinco de Maio
Memorial Day


✱✱ If you have a preferred shelf, please list it along with your pick! ✱✱

IMPORTANT DATES
Sign ups will remain open until April 25 (10 pm US EDT).
For your convenience a Time Zone Converter.

You’ll have until April 28 (8 pm US EDT) to make your recommendations.

Please do not start reading your book(s) until the first of the month. You then have the entire month to read your pick(s) and give some feedback.

If you’re new please read the PIFM Guidelines and FAQ. If you have any questions that are not addressed there, please feel free to ask!


Please note that late sign ups will be included at the host's discretion and no one will be included after re-picks are assigned!✱


message 2: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Apr 20, 2019 12:49PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments TIPS TO MAKE THE CHALLENGE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE!


Pickees
✱ To help your picker understand the type of books you like or are currently reading, please make sure your ‘read’ shelf is up to date. You can create shelves for books you DNFed (Did Not Finish) or authors that don’t work for you as well as favorite books and authors. In addition, you might consider updating your profile. You can include info about your favorite books, authors, genres, themes or tropes (or themes/tropes you dislike – i.e. secret baby).
✱ Please do not specify likes/dislikes in the sign-up thread. This information will not be included in the pairings and your pickee may not see your message and does not need to rely on that information when making picks.

Pickers
✱ Please remember this is primarily a romance readers group. Thus, most, if not all, of your picks should be romance. There are various sub genres within the romance category - Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Erotica, M/M, Urban Fantasy. If your pickee reads a wide variety, you could add a non-romance as a choice.

✱ You will be using 8 picking rules to select books for you pickee. Choose at least 4 new titles for your pickee. These can be brand new to them (not found on any of their shelves) or a book found on their shelves if they've never read any of the author's work previously. The remaining 4 titles should come from your pickee's tbr, with a minimum of one from their preferred shelves if provided. Be sure to pick at least one book for each picking rule, but please limit your picks to no more than two books per rule as sometimes having too many options is worse than too few.

Please remember when you are giving new recommendations, you are not limited to titles that you have read. You can choose books that are new releases, on your tbr, or titles you looked up on Goodreads or Amazon that you think your pickee would enjoy.

A few hints to help with book selection:
Check the book’s publishing date. Select "date pub" from the checkbox selections and save.
Check pickee's personalized shelves, especially their exclusive shelves. A personalized shelf is one the member has created. (e.g., 'to read next', 'favorites' ‘didn’t like’)
Make sure the books you choose are not on their 'read' shelf. Just because it isn't rated doesn't mean it wasn't read.
Look at your pickee's 'read' shelf and see what genres they have recently read or read the most. Reviewing their ‘read’ shelf might help you in choosing something they are interested in reading right now.
✱ If your pickee reads lots of books in a genre you are not familiar with (erotic romance, GLBT, YA, etc.) Contact the Mods or the month's organizer for guidance.
Include a variety of books (e.g., shorter page count, new addition to their 'to-read' shelf, an older book on their 'to-read' shelf) This variety gives your pickee options when choosing the book or books they will be reading this month. Use the sort feature within their shelves to determine date a book was added, published or read; page numbers, ratings, etc.

If you want to volunteer to make repicks:
✱ We love that you want to help out, but please remember those who need picks have been waiting for a long time already. Please only volunteer if you are able to make the repicks within a few hours of the deadline. Thank you!


message 4: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Apr 28, 2019 09:51PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments 2019 May PIFM Challenge - Pairings

✓ = Picks Made, updated through message #79

May the Fourth - Star Wars Day:
⚣Michaelle⚣ - Pick From Here Please
Courtney - may-pfm‎
Diane ~Firefly~ - next-to-read
Sonja - pifm
MountainKat - to-read-asap
Mary-Megan - april-may
Carrie - pifm
Sarah
Laura - pick-for-me
KathyD - c-m-g-33
Romanticbookworm - pick for me
Carina - nextofftheshelf‎
Hazel - on-kindle
Wealie - picking

Cinco de Maio:
HeatherMarie - 0-picking
Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress  - pick-it-for-me
Rebecca - audio

Memorial Day:
Susan A - pick-from-here
Fran(Private) - a-pifm-shelf‎
Jessi
Elke - on-deck-4-chlges
Suzanne - Books I Own
〰️Beth〰️ - rom-potential-picks
LaurLa - 04-challenges-picklist
Nancy H
Jamie - Want to Read‎

Please pick for the person beneath you in your group. The last person picks for the first person, for example Jamie picks for Susan A.

Remember to pick four NEW books and four from your pickee's TBR or preferred shelf. Please limit your picks to no more than two for each rule, too many choices can be as bad as too few!


message 5: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Apr 25, 2019 07:08PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments 2019 May PIFM Challenge - Picking Rules

May the Fourth is the Star Wars Day! It celebrates the Star Wars franchise and plays on a common phrase from the movies - “May the Force be with you”. Fans of George Lucas’ creation have something else to celebrate this May - Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland May 31st. (The equivalent opens at Walt Disney World later in the summer.) While I personally won’t be visiting there for many months, we have the cheap-o passes and are blacked out all summer, it is exciting to see what magic they have created! So for this PIFM “May the Force be with you” while you make your picks based on the movies in this series!

I’m sure I am not the only one who enjoys this franchise, but isn’t current, or even close to current. I have attempted not to reveal any spoilers that shouldn’t be well known to the most casual fan, even if they have a long way to go to catch up before the next release later this year.

Star Wars or A New Hope - Most of you probably know this movie by the title ‘A New Hope’ but it was originally released in 1977 simply as ‘Star Wars’, and that is what I saw in the theater! It is the original and a classic good versus evil story. It introduced us to the iconic characters of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.
🍿 Pick a book with 77 in the page count or a book that is first in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book that has a fabulous character. OR
🍿 Pick a book written by an author who writes under more than one name.

The Empire Strikes Back - The second in the original trilogy was released in 1980. We learn that Darth Vader is actually Luke’s father! 😲 There are some chilling scenes with our heroes, Luke and Han, both nearly freezing or not so nearly in Han’s case…
🍿 Pick a book with 80 in the page count or is second in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book that is set in winter or has a winter scene on the cover. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a father in the story.

Return of the Jedi - The final movie of the original trilogy, released in 1983, contained one of the most talked about images in movie history - Leia in the metal bikini. The movie revealed the Luke and Leia are siblings and showed the redemption of Darth Vader when he sacrificed himself to save Luke.
🍿 Pick a book with 83 in the page count or third in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book with siblings in the story. OR
🍿 Pick a book with metal on the cover.

The Phantom Menace - Have you heard of the ‘Machete Order’? It leaves this movie out altogether! (I haven’t watched beyond the original trilogy, but that order makes a lot of sense to me. 😊) This movie, released in 1999, is first chronologically, but 4th in order of release. It introduces us to Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala - I guess they are kind of important. 😉 Also introduced is probably one of the most ridiculed characters of the franchise, Jar Jar Binks, who was actually based on Disney’s Goofy.
🍿 Pick a book with 99 in the page count or is 4th or 1st in a series because who knows what this movie really is! 🤷🏻‍♀️ OR
🍿 Pick a book where lovers meet for the first time. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a goofy character.

Attack of the Clones - This movie is 2nd or 5th in the series - take your pick. It was originally released in 2002. In this movie Anakin and Padmé become romantic and his dark side is revealed.
🍿 Pick a book with 2 and 5 in the page count. OR
🍿 Pick a romance. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a dark cover.

Revenge of the Sith - Released in 2005, this is the last movie of the prequel trilogy. Some pretty big things happen in this movie - Anakin joins the dark side and becomes Darth Vader, Padmé dies giving birth to Luke and Leia, the twins are separated and hidden from the Empire.
🍿 Pick a book that has a 5 in page count or is the last book of a trilogy. OR
🍿 Pick a book with an evil character. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a child or children in the story.

The Force Awakens - Set 30 years after the last movie - chronologically, not by release 🤦🏻‍♀️, this movie was the first in the sequel trilogy. Confused enough yet?! Released in 2015, we are introduced to a new cast of characters but the originals are still there too. There is a new bad guy, Kylo Ren, who also happens to be Han and Leia’s son! He does bad things and upsets a lot of fans. There is also a new girl in town, Rey, and the Force is strong in her.
🍿 Pick a book with 15 or 30 in the page count. OR
🍿 Pick a book that packs a hit emotionally. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a kick-ass heroine.

The Last Jedi - Released in 2017, this is the 8th movie in the franchise - but not the last! Luke agrees to train Rey in the ways of a Jedi. She and Kylo Ren communicate through the Force and she learns why he chose the Dark Side but believes he can be redeemed.
🍿 Pick a book with a 17 in the page count or is not the last book in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book featuring a student or teacher. OR
🍿 Pick a book where the MCs communicate in a way other than speaking - email, texts, etc.

The third movie of the sequel trilogy and the last movie in the main Star Wars Franchise will be released in December of this year. The title was recently announced - The Rise of Skywalker.


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MountainKat | 19143 comments 2019 May PIFM Challenge


message 8: by HeatherMarie (last edited Apr 20, 2019 01:42PM) (new)

HeatherMarie (heathermariereads) | 659 comments Cinco de Mayo
0-picking


message 9: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 826 comments May the Fourth - Star Wars Day

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


Sarah {The Bookish Knitter} (sarahphalen) | 509 comments I'm in! Pick A - Star Wars Day

Fun fact, I have never seen a Star Wars movie, but my hubby is a huge fan! So much a fan, that our wedding bands actually have the 'I Love You/I Know' quote on them :)


message 11: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1427 comments May the Forth

next to read shelf


message 12: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2123 comments Ha! So funny story (or at least I think it's funny). I have a sign that's a calendar where you change the date each day...but I'm lazy, so I picked one day and it's that day all the time...I chose May the Fourth for my date :D

So clearly my choice would be May the Fourth - Star Wars Day

Although honestly my birthday is my favorite day in May but that wasn't an option :-P

Please use: april-may


message 14: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 10930 comments I'm in! (private profile, happy to friend anyone who picks for me)

Memorial Day- because I'm off from work and it's a nice long weekend to spend with my family :)

PIFM shelf- https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 15: by Jamie (last edited Apr 20, 2019 11:49PM) (new)

Jamie Campbell (jamie_rc1977) I'm in

Memorial Day

PIFM Shelf - Want To Read Shelf


message 16: by ⚣Michaelle⚣ (last edited Apr 21, 2019 01:06AM) (new)

⚣Michaelle⚣ (michaelle) | 1187 comments Sign me up!
Pick From Here Please

✱✱ What is your favorite holiday in May? ✱✱
May the Fourth - Star Wars Day (As well as Revenge of the Fifth!)



message 17: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments I am in!

Memorial Day for me...we always celebrate my brother's birthday then and I have the day off! :D

Please pick from my On deck 4 chlges


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〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments I am in for Memorial Day. Please use my romance potential picks shelf
Thanks💖

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 19: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 926 comments Memorial Day for me! We have big family picnics, lots of fun activities, and since I am into genealogy big-time and love poking through cemeteries to find information on my long-gone ancestors, we always put flowers on their graves that day.


message 20: by Romanticbookworm (new)

Romanticbookworm | 267 comments Im in
May the fourth for me

Please use my PIFM shelf


message 21: by Hazel (new)

Hazel (x1f4d6hx1f4d6) | 1811 comments I’m in May the 4th for me!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 22: by Susan A (new)

Susan A | 1346 comments Memorial Day

My Shelf
pick from here


message 23: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 2071 comments i'm in...my favorite is probably star wars day
c-m-g-33


message 24: by Courtney (new)

Courtney | 233 comments May the fourth be with you.

May-pfm


message 25: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bexsi) | 777 comments Cinco de Maio


message 26: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3255 comments I'm in please! For Memorial Day because Race Day!!
04-challenges-picklist


message 27: by Suzanne (last edited Apr 22, 2019 08:15AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 2049 comments I'm in and I love Memorial Day because I get a day off of work!

Please pick books from my Books-I-Own shelf because I'm broke and need to read stuff I already own!


message 28: by Sonja (last edited Apr 22, 2019 10:37AM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments I'm in!!
I DO love Memorial Day weekend, but if given the choice, it'll always be May the 4th! May the 4th be with you always!

Please utilize my PIFM shelf and note I updated my priority reads by number!


message 29: by Jessi (new)

Jessi Combs (jessicombs92) | 10 comments Memorial Day for me!


message 30: by Wealie (last edited Apr 22, 2019 04:54PM) (new)

Wealie | 362 comments I'm in - I'm a star wars girl, so it has to be May the fourth!

Please use my Picking shelf.


message 31: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Apr 23, 2019 09:49PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments 🤦🏻‍♀️ My favorite May holiday is Mother's Day, but did I include it in the list...? No, no I did not! And it was my list!! 🤦🏻‍♀️

So, I'm going with May the Fourth!

Please use my to-read-asap shelf - thanks!


message 32: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments The participant list is updated to here. There is still a couple of days to sign up. 😊

I enjoyed all your stories for these holidays!


message 33: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bexsi) | 777 comments Rebecca wrote: "Cinco de Maio"

This is a bit embarrassing, I made a little mistake, as we dont celebrate it here in the UK. I thought it was a completely different festival. But you can keep me in this group to make up the numbers.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 1782 comments I'm in and I'm going with Cinco de Maio ☺

Shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 35: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bexsi) | 777 comments Please use Audio


message 36: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments Rebecca wrote: "Rebecca wrote: "Cinco de Maio"

This is a bit embarrassing, I made a little mistake, as we dont celebrate it here in the UK. I thought it was a completely different festival. But you can keep me in..."


You can have it represent any holiday you want it to!


message 37: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments All updated and I got your shelf Rebecca!

Just a couple more hours to sign up. 😊


message 38: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments Signups are now closed. Pairings are posted in message #4, picking rules in message #5.


message 39: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments Mary-Megan, I'm working on your picks this evening - hopefully I will get them posted before bed. Well, my bedtime anyway...


message 40: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments *Me squirming excitedly for the topics lists, the new Star Wars Land AND the last (so they say) movie release in December!!!! Anyone seen the preview yet???? SQUEEEE*

I’ll have your picks tomorrow MountainKat!
*nerdy gleeful clapping*


message 41: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2123 comments Carrie
Here are my picks for you. I hope you find something good in the mix. At least from your TBR list it is an assortment of genres. Let me know if you need repicks.
Happy Reading!

🍿Star Wars or A New Hope
TBR: The Winter Sea (#1 in series - love this book!)
New: The Girl Who Knew Too Much (author writes under more than one name - also Jayne Anne Krentz)
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1) by Susanna Kearsley The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Burning Cove, #1) by Amanda Quick

🍿The Empire Strikes Back
TBR: The Elite (#2 - also loved this series)
New: Make Me Lose Control (#2 and father)
The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass Make Me Lose Control (Cabin Fever, #2) by Christie Ridgway

🍿 Return of the Jedi
TBR: Tempt Me at Twilight (#3)
New: The Start of Something Good (siblings in story)
Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas The Start of Something Good (Stay, #1) by Jennifer Probst

🍿 The Phantom Menace
TBR: Lioness Rampant (#4)
New: Love Irresistibly (#4)
Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness, #4) by Tamora Pierce Love Irresistibly (FBI/US Attorney, #4) by Julie James

🍿 Attack of the Clones
TBR: Lover Avenged (dark cover & 2 and 5 in pages)
New: Sin & Chocolate (dark cover)
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Sin & Chocolate (Demigod of San Francisco, #1) by K.F. Breene

🍿 Revenge of the Sith
TBR: Graduation Day (trilogy)
New: Risk No Secrets (child in story)
Graduation Day (The Testing, #3) by Joelle Charbonneau Risk No Secrets (Black Ops Inc., #5) by Cindy Gerard

🍿The Force Awakens
TBR: Me Before You (emotional hit)
New: With Love from the Inside (emotional hit)
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes With Love from the Inside by Angela Pisel

🍿 The Last Jedi
TRB: The Hollow of Fear (not the last in series)
New: The Boy Next Door (other forms of communication)
The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock, #3) by Sherry Thomas The Boy Next Door (Boy, #1) by Meg Cabot


message 42: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1427 comments Sonja

We don't have very many books in common, but I hope you liked your picks. I stayed away from paranormal and they are mostly historical and contemporary romance.

Star Wars or A New Hope: The only book I'd read from your pifm shelf as Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle is a favorite of mine. I love that her historical heroines are independent and spunky, so I hope you enjoy 'Til Death Do Us Part. Or go hang out in a town that is famous as a place to get over breakups in Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick.

'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1) by Beth Kendrick

The Empire Strikes Back: This certainly looks wintery - The Winter Duke by Jillian Eaton. Or check out how a new bride gets a household full of children in order in Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros.

The Winter Duke (A Duke for All Seasons #1) by Jillian Eaton Charming the Prince (Once Upon A Time, #1) by Teresa Medeiros

Return of the Jedi: Nora Roberts knows how to tell a story, so check out Risky Business. Or check out sisters trying to overcome their wild reputation in a small town that might just have a killer in Silver Sparks.

Risky Business by Nora Roberts Silver Sparks (Barringer's Pass #1) by Starr Ambrose

The Phantom Menace: I read the first book in this series and liked it - Beard in Mind by Penny Reid. Or see how a wedding planner tries to save her business after being stood up at the alter in Something Borrowed by Louisa George.

Beard in Mind (Winston Brothers, #4) by Penny Reid Something Borrowed by Louisa George

Attack of the Clones: First we have the dark covered The King's Man by Elizabeth Kingston. Or a fun, quirky romance by Jennifer Crusie - What The Lady Wants

The King's Man (Welsh Blades #1) by Elizabeth Kingston What The Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie

Revenge of the Sith: What happens when your missing husband shows up in the hospital with amnesia - Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti. Or when a hockey star gets caught in a storm and takes shelter at an inn run by a single mom in Room for You by Beth Ehemann.

Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Room for You (Cranberry Inn, #1) by Beth Ehemann

The Force Awakens: Sophie Kinsella's books usually pack a punch emotionally - My Not So Perfect Life. Sit...Stay...Beg by Roxanne St. Clair has a reporter needing a shocking exclusive but wondering what she will have to give up for it - plus dogs!

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella Sit...Stay...Beg (The Dogfather, #1) by Roxanne St. Claire

The Last Jedi: The Deal by Elle Kennedy has amazing characters whose banter is great. Or check out a second chance romance with Getting Schooled by Emma Chase.

The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1) by Emma Chase


message 43: by HeatherMarie (new)

HeatherMarie (heathermariereads) | 659 comments Carmen
hey was a pleasure picking for you. I always see your handle in these challenges & makes me smile so thanks!
I have a bit of a migraine right now & put some tigerbalm on so I'm a bit loopy--please let me know if these make sense/you need re-picks.

1. Star Wars or A New Hope
TBR: Romancing the Duke (1st in series)
New: One and Only (1st in series)
Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1) by Tessa Dare One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday
2. The Empire Strikes Back
TBR: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (winter scene)
New: My Not So Perfect Life (father)
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1) by Molly Harper My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
3. Return of the Jedi
TBR: The Song of Achilles (metal cover)
New: Locked Box (siblings)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Locked Box by Eve Dangerfield
4. The Phantom Menace
TBR: Radiance (1st in series)
New: Stroke of Midnight (1st in series)
Radiance (Wraith Kings, #1) by Grace Draven Stroke of Midnight (One Night in South Beach, #1) by Andie J. Christopher
5. Attack of the Clones
TBR: Married with Zombies (romance)
New: Mistress of the Art of Death (dark cover)
Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1) by Jesse Petersen Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1) by Ariana Franklin
6. Revenge of the Sith
TBR: Forbidden (children)
New: Null and Void (child)
Forbidden (Old West, #1) by Beverly Jenkins Null and Void (Royal States, #1) by Susan Copperfield
7. The Force Awakens
TBR: Dark Currents (kick ass heroine)
New: Sweet Revenge (kick ass heroine)
Dark Currents (Agent of Hel, #1) by Jacqueline Carey Sweet Revenge (A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery #1) by Andrea Penrose
8. The Last Jedi
TBR: Written in Red (communicates creatively)
New: Off the Menu (communicates creatively)
Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis


message 44: by Courtney (last edited Apr 25, 2019 10:47PM) (new)

Courtney | 233 comments Hey, Diane~Firefly~! Here are you picks!

Hope there is something you like. I'm a little rusty.

1. Fabulous Character / First

NEW: The Rosie Project (first in series)
TBR: The Lost Hero (first in series)

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan

2. Winter / Father

NEW: Devil in Winter (winter)
TBR: Cookie Dough, Snow & Wands Aglow (winter)
NEW: The Notebook (father)

Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Cookie Dough, Snow & Wands Aglow (Spells & Caramels, #4) by Erin Johnson The Notebook (The Notebook, #1) by Nicholas Sparks

3. Siblings / Metal

NEW: Gone with the Wind (siblings)
TBR: Killer Wedding Cake (siblings)
NEW: Born to Magic (metal)

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Killer Wedding Cake (Daphne Martin Cake Mystery) by Gayle Trent Born to Magic (Tales of Nevaeh) by David Wind

4. Fourth / First Meeting / Goofy

TBR: April Fools' Day: A Greek Mythology Detective Story (first in series)
NEW: It Had to Be You (first meeting)

April Fools' Day A Greek Mythology Detective Story (Olympic City Mysteries Book 1) by Jonathan P. Thomson It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

5. Two, Five / Romance / Dark

NEW: Betrayal (dark cover)
TBR: Crazy Love (romance)

Betrayal (Infidelity, #1) by Aleatha Romig Crazy Love (Steele Street, #5) by Tara Janzen

6. Evil / Child

NEW: The Duchess Deal (evil character)
TBR: Ruthless King (evil character)
NEW: Storm Cursed (evil character)

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) by Tessa Dare Ruthless King (Mount Trilogy, #1) by Meghan March Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11) by Patricia Briggs

7. Emotional / Kick-Ass Heroine

NEW: Shadowland (kick-ass heroine)
TBR: A Court of Thorns and Roses (kick-ass heroine)
NEW: Undercover Magic (kick-ass heroine)

Shadowland (The Mediator, #1) by Meg Cabot A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Undercover Magic (Dragon's Gift The Valkyrie #1) by Linsey Hall

8. Student / Teacher / Email/Text/Comminication

NEW: American Queen (teacher & email)
TBR: Broken Prince (students)

American Queen (New Camelot Trilogy, #1) by Sierra Simone Broken Prince (The Royals, #2) by Erin Watt


message 45: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Apr 26, 2019 07:17PM) (new)

MountainKat | 19143 comments Hi Mary-Megan, here are your picks! I hope I found some good ones for you. 🤞🏼🤞🏼

Star Wars or A New Hope:
NEW: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young - She writes amazing characters!
TBR: Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne -Looks like you enjoy this series since you and 77 in page count.

The Empire Strikes Back:
NEW: The Player by K. Bromberg - Amazing story! And there is a father in it. Great in audio!
TBR: Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan - Looks good and second in series!

Return of the Jedi:
NEW: Hard as It Gets by Laura Kaye -Such a good series!! RS, with siblings.
TBR: All He Ever Dreamed by Shannon Stacey - I love this series, but how you can read out of order astounds me!

The Phantom Menace:
NEW: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland - I loved this book, great in audio too!
TBR: The Hotter You Burn by Gena Showalter - Well, it sounds like they meet for the first time...

Attack of the Clones:
NEW: Hope Smolders by Jaci Burton - Sweet small town romance, sweet series too!
TBR: Ever After at Sweetheart Ranch by Emma Cane - Looks like a romance to me!

Revenge of the Sith:
NEW: Extreme Exposure by Pamela Clare - Wonderful RS, first in a great series that are even better in audio!
TBR: Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal - Intriguing with a 5 in the page count!

The Force Awakens:
NEW: Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely - I just wanted to savor this one - it was so good! (And believe it or not, good in audio too!)
TBR: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole - She sounded kick-ass to me!

The Last Jedi:
NEW: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase - I loved this one and it has teachers! (PS - Great in audio!)
TBR: Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday - Not the last and sounds good!

Happy Reading!!


message 46: by Laura..devouring books like crumpets (last edited Apr 26, 2019 12:41AM) (new)

Laura..devouring books like crumpets (lauzacookie) | 963 comments Kathy D

My picks for you

The Force awakens -
🍿 Pick a book that is first in a series. AND
🍿 Pick a book written by an author who writes under more than one name.
TBR Naughty Little Secret by Shayla Black NEW Dead Spots (Scarlett Bernard, #1) by Melissa F. Olson

The Empire Strikes Back -
🍿 Pick a book with a father in the story.
TBR Real Deal (Single Dads Club, #1) by Piper Rayne NEW Lust (The Elite Seven, #1) by Ker Dukey

Return of the Jedi -
🍿 Pick a book with siblings in the story. AND
🍿 Pick a book with metal on the cover.
TBR Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse, #1) by Sawyer Bennett NEW Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex Spellbound, #1) by Annette Marie

The Phantom Menace -
🍿 Pick a book where lovers meet for the first time.
TBR The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings, #1) by J.R. Ward NEW Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G.

Attack of the Clones -
🍿 Pick a book with a dark cover.
TBR Moonlight Sins (de Vincent, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout NEW Eternal Darkness (The Amagarians, #1) by Stacy Reid

Revenge of the Sith -
🍿 Pick a book that has a 5 in page count or is the last book of a trilogy. AND
🍿 Pick a book with an evil character.
TBR Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1, Lords of the Underworld #9.25) by Gena Showalter NEW The Maiden (The Cloister, #1) by Celia Aaron

The Force Awakens -
🍿 Pick a book with a kick-ass heroine.
TBR Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5) by Darynda Jones

The Last Jedi -
🍿 Pick a book where the MCs communicate in a way other than speaking - email, texts, etc.
NEW Vampire's Kiss (Legion of Angels #1) by Ella Summers

Enjoy hun x


message 47: by Romanticbookworm (last edited Apr 26, 2019 05:31AM) (new)

Romanticbookworm | 267 comments Hi Carina here are your picks for this month.

Star Wars or A New Hope -
🍿 Pick a book with 77 in the page count or a book that is first in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book that has a fabulous character. OR
🍿 Pick a book written by an author who writes under more than one name.

TBR - Don't Tempt Me (Guthrie Brothers #1) by Lori Foster (more than one name/First in a series)

NEW - River's End (River's End, #1) by Leanne Davis

The Empire Strikes Back - The second in the original trilogy was released in 1980. We learn that Darth Vader is actually Luke’s father! 😲 There are some chilling scenes with our heroes, Luke and Han, both nearly freezing or not so nearly in Han’s case…
🍿 Pick a book with 80 in the page count or is second in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book that is set in winter or has a winter scene on the cover. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a father in the story.

TBR - Under the Boardwalk A Clean Romance by Amie Denman (father)

NEW - Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan (Father)

Return of the Jedi - The final movie of the original trilogy, released in 1983, contained one of the most talked about images in movie history - Leia in the metal bikini. The movie revealed the Luke and Leia are siblings and showed the redemption of Darth Vader when he sacrificed himself to save Luke.
🍿 Pick a book with 83 in the page count or third in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book with siblings in the story. OR
🍿 Pick a book with metal on the cover.

TBR- Lucky Shot (The Montana Hamiltons, #3) by B.J. Daniels (third in Series)

NEW - The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros (metal on cover)

The Phantom Menace - Have you heard of the ‘Machete Order’? It leaves this movie out altogether! (I haven’t watched beyond the original trilogy, but that order makes a lot of sense to me. 😊) This movie, released in 1999, is first chronologically, but 4th in order of release. It introduces us to Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala - I guess they are kind of important. 😉 Also introduced is probably one of the most ridiculed characters of the franchise, Jar Jar Binks, who was actually based on Disney’s Goofy.
🍿 Pick a book with 99 in the page count or is 4th or 1st in a series because who knows what this movie really is! 🤷🏻‍♀️ OR
🍿 Pick a book where lovers meet for the first time. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a goofy character.

TBR- Right Where We Started (Taylor's Grove, Kentucky #4) by Pamela Hearon (fourth in Series)

NEW - Revved (Revved, #1) by Samantha Towle (First meeting)

Attack of the Clones - This movie is 2nd or 5th in the series - take your pick. It was originally released in 2002. In this movie Anakin and Padmé become romantic and his dark side is revealed.
🍿 Pick a book with 2 and 5 in the page count. OR
🍿 Pick a romance. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a dark cover.

TBR- The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter

NEW- Brick (Cooper Construction, #1) by Jen Davis or Scandalous (Alpha Bodyguard, #1) by Sybil Bartel

Revenge of the Sith - Released in 2005, this is the last movie of the prequel trilogy. Some pretty big things happen in this movie - Anakin joins the dark side and becomes Darth Vader, Padmé dies giving birth to Luke and Leia, the twins are separated and hidden from the Empire.
🍿 Pick a book that has a 5 in page count or is the last book of a trilogy. OR
🍿 Pick a book with an evil character. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a child or children in the story.

TBR- Thanksgiving Protector (Texas Ranger Holidays #1) by Sharon Dunn (child)

NEW- The Sheriff's Little Matchmaker by Carrie Nichols (child) or Love, Lust & a Millionaire (Wyatt Brothers, #1) by Sandi Lynn (child)

The Force Awakens - Set 30 years after the last movie - chronologically, not by release 🤦🏻‍♀️, this movie was the first in the sequel trilogy. Confused enough yet?! Released in 2015, we are introduced to a new cast of characters but the originals are still there too. There is a new bad guy, Kylo Ren, who also happens to be Han and Leia’s son! He does bad things and upsets a lot of fans. There is also a new girl in town, Rey, and the Force is strong in her.
🍿 Pick a book with 15 or 30 in the page count. OR
🍿 Pick a book that packs a hit emotionally. OR
🍿 Pick a book with a kick-ass heroine.

TBR - Wild Hearts (Secrets and Lies, #1) by Sharon Sala

NEW - Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi or Crow (Boston Underworld, #1) by A. Zavarelli

The Last Jedi - Released in 2017, this is the 8th movie in the franchise - but not the last! Luke agrees to train Rey in the ways of a Jedi. She and Kylo Ren communicate through the Force and she learns why he chose the Dark Side but believes he can be redeemed.
🍿 Pick a book with a 17 in the page count or is not the last book in a series. OR
🍿 Pick a book featuring a student or teacher. OR
🍿 Pick a book where the MCs communicate in a way other than speaking - email, texts, etc.

TBR - The Sixth Day (A Brit in the FBI, #5) by Catherine Coulter (Not Last In Series)

NEW - A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann (student/Teacher) or Let's Get Textual by Teagan Hunter (Texts)

If you need any repicks just let me know :). Happy Reading.


message 48: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1427 comments Courtney wrote: "Hey, Diane~Firefly~! Here are you picks!

Hope there is something you like. I'm a little rusty.

1. Fabulous Character / First

NEW: The Rosie Project (first in series)
TBR: [book:T..."


Thanks for the great picks Courtney!


message 49: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2123 comments MountainKat wrote: "Hi Marry-Megan, here are your picks! I hope I found some good ones for you. 🤞🏼🤞🏼..."

Thanks MountainKat these picks look awesome! I can't wait to start reading. And thanks for such a great theme. I love it!


message 50: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments Diane ~Firefly~ wrote: "Sonja

We don't have very many books in common, but I hope you liked your picks. I stayed away from paranormal and they are mostly historical and contemporary romance.

Star Wars or A New Hope: The..."


These are great picks, Diane, thank you!!!


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