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~KarenH~ | 6820 comments May Monthly Challenge


1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: The Nightingale symbolizes Love and Longing. With its evening song, it is the bird of love, sheltering secret lovers from prying eyes. Because it sings all night long, the nightingale was once thought to not sleep at all.
🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson
🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cat Johnson.

Fun Facts about Jennifer L. Armentrout:
* Jennifer lives in West Virginia with her husband and dog, Loki.
* She writes YA, SciFi and Fantasy, and also writes NA and Adult contemporary and PNR under the name J. Lynn.
* She suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, and is passionate about educating people about the disease.
* Jennifer won a RITA award in 2017 for The Problem with Forever.
🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Star Wars Day is May the Fourth, because of a famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster - "May the Force (Fourth) be with you". While we are so glad that this day exists, its creation was a fluke. In 2005, a German News TV channel interview erroneously translated this famous Star Wars quote. In German, "May the force be with you", was incorrectly interpreted as "We are with you on May 4th".
🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power, and a victory for the Mexican people. This single battle was the root of Cinco de Mayo. What Cinco de Mayo has come to be though, is much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture.
🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: It's a day to get out in the great outdoors and do the nasty. (Why is such a beautiful and pleasurable activity referred to as "the nasty"!?) This special day seems most popular in the Pacific Northwest, where it originated on the college campus of Washington State University (As a lifelong resident of Washington state, and knowing a lot of people who attended WSU, this doesn't surprise me a bit😜). It doesn't take much encouragement to prompt most people, and especially college students, to participate in this day. Around 2015, Washington State University banned blankets from the grounds of the campus, for fear that they would be used for reasons other than picnicking....bad decision. Tell that to a bunch of young college students, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess how they would react!
🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War. Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the gardening and summer seasons, even though summer will not occur until a few weeks later.
🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.


You can choose any number of categories depending on your reading speed, book availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s.

Upon completion, please repost your challenge as it helps when updating; you may update your original challenge as or go or repost if you choose.

Happy Reading!!



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~KarenH~ | 6820 comments Hey everyone! We're looking for a few volunteers to help with hosting duties for this challenge. It's not difficult and can be a lot of fun, so if you enjoy participating in the challenge and would like to take a turn at hosting, just send me a PM and we'll get something set up. C'mon, you know you want to! 😃


message 5: by Sandra (last edited May 11, 2019 03:33PM) (new)

Sandra | 712 comments I'M IN!

1. 🌷M' is for May: Celt. - London Miller - 7 MAY
2. 🌷book with a dark cover - Lawless - R.G. Alexander - 9 MAY
3. 🌷author writes under multiple names - When Irish Eyes Are Haunting - Heather Graham (Shannon Drake) - 2 MAY
4. 🌷part of a trilogy - The Hunt - Allison Brennan - 11 MAY
5. 🌷holiday in the storyline - Tropical Christmas Stag - Zoe Chant - 3 MAY
6. 🌷steamy romance - Hottie Lumberjack - Tawna Fenske - 2 MAY
7. 🌷animal in the story (shifters count) - Bitten - Kelley Armstrong - 6 MAY
8. 🌷transportation on the cover - Beauty Found - Tillie Cole - 4 MAY
9. 🌷character is military - Too Hot to Hold - Stephanie Tyler - 1 MAY
10.🌷Reader's Choice - Too Hot to Handle - Tessa Bailey - 5 MAY

Celt. (Den of Mercenaries, #2) by London Miller Lawless (The Finn Factor, #8) by R.G. Alexander When Irish Eyes Are Haunting (Krewe of Hunters #14.5; 1001 Dark Nights #14) by Heather Graham The Hunt (Predator Trilogy, #2) by Allison Brennan Tropical Christmas Stag (Shifting Sands Resort, #7) by Zoe Chant Hottie Lumberjack (Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies #4) by Tawna Fenske Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Beauty Found (Hades Hangmen, #6.5) by Tillie Cole Too Hot to Hold (Hold Trilogy, #2) by Stephanie Tyler Too Hot to Handle (Romancing the Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey


message 6: by Bookchaser (last edited May 01, 2019 10:32PM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1857 comments May Monthly Challenge


0/10 Completed


01. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
Merry Ex-Mas by Sheila Roberts
OR
Wish Upon a Wedding by LuAnn McLane
OR
The Rogue by Monica McCarty
02. Bird of the Month ~ Nightingale: 🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
OR
Midnight at Tiffany's by Sarah Morgan
OR
Hold Her Again by Shannon Stacey
OR
Nobody's Fool by Stephanie Bond
03. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Queen of Romance ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout and Princess of Romance ~ Cat Johnson: 🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names.
🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
A Shifter Christmas Carol by Jennifer Ashley
OR
Hawks Mountain by Elizabeth Sinclair
OR
Firewalker by Allyson James
04. Star Wars Day (May 4): 🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.
Star Shadows by Colby Hodge
OR
Theron Destiny by Rebecca Lorino Pond
OR
Hunter's Claim by S.E. Smith
OR
The Alien's Mail-Order Bride by Ruby Dixon
05. Cinco de Mayo (May 5): 🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
Evergreen Springs by RaeAnne Thayne
OR
The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase
OR
Be Mine in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk
06. National Outdoor Intercourse Day (May 8): 🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
WarDance by Elizabeth Vaughan
OR
The De Burgh Bride by Deborah Simmons
OR
On the Rocks by Kim Law
07. Frog Jumping Day (May 13): 🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
Crossing Nevada by Jeannie Wyatt
OR
Shifter's Innocent by Lisa Ladew
OR
The Shimmering by Susan Kearney
08. National Bike Week (Third Week in May): 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Just Say Yes by Rosalind James
OR
Crossing the Goal Line by Kim Findlay
OR
Test Drive by Marie Harte
09. Memorial Day (USA) (May 27): 🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
Shooter by Dahlia West
OR
Simply Love by Mary Balogh
OR
Summer's Bride by Catherine Archer
10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich


XXX Merry Ex-Mas (Life in Icicle Falls, #2) by Sheila Roberts XXX Wish Upon a Wedding (Cricket Creek, #10) by Luann McLane XXX The Rogue (Highland Guard, #11.5) by Monica McCarty XXX No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3) by Kresley Cole XXX Midnight at Tiffany's by Sarah Morgan XXX Hold Her Again by Shannon Stacey XXX Nobody's Fool by Stephanie Bond XXX A Shifter Christmas Carol (Shifters Unbound, #11.75) by Jennifer Ashley XXX Hawks Mountain by Elizabeth Sinclair XXX Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James XXX Star Shadows (Oasis, #3) by Colby Hodge XXX Theron Destiny (Brides of Theron, #1) by Rebecca Lorino Pond XXX Hunter's Claim (The Alliance, #1) by S.E. Smith XXX The Alien's Mail-Order Bride (Mail-Order Brides, #1) by Ruby Dixon XXX Evergreen Springs (Haven Point, #3) by RaeAnne Thayne XXX The Christmas Cottage (The Christmas Cottage, #1) by Samantha Chase XXX Be Mine in Good Hope (Good Hope, #3) by Cindy Kirk XXX WarDance (Chronicles of the Warlands, #5) by Elizabeth Vaughan XXX The De Burgh Bride (de Burgh, #2) by Deborah Simmons XXX On the Rocks (Turtle Island, #3) by Kim Law XXX Crossing Nevada by Jeannie Watt XXX Shifter's Innocent (One True Mate, #4) by Lisa Ladew XXX The Shimmering by Susan Kearney XXX Just Say Yes (Escape to New Zealand, #10) by Rosalind James XXX Crossing the Goal Line (A Hockey Romance #1) by Kim Findlay XXX Test Drive (Body Shop Bad Boys, #1) by Marie Harte XXX Shooter (Burnout, #1) by Dahlia West XXX Simply Love (Simply Quartet #2) by Mary Balogh XXX Summer's Bride (Season's Brides #3) by Catherine Archer XXX The Big Kahuna (Fox and O'Hare #6) by Janet Evanovich XXX


message 7: by Michaele (last edited May 15, 2019 05:26PM) (new)

Michaele | 4018 comments I'm in!

10/10
May Monthly Challenge

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' - Mark Cooper versus America, Lisa Henry, 5/15

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: 🌷Read a book with a character that is a singer - American Love Songs, Ashlyn Kane, 5/15

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
🌷You may also read a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury - Steamroller, Mary Calmes, 5/4

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: 🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction- Ice Planet Barbarians, Ruby Dixon, 5/3

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: 🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character - Five Dates, Amy Jo Cousins, 5/1

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day:🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover - Scrap Metal, Harper Fox, 5/10

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline - LOL: Laugh Out Loud, Lucy Lennox, 5/8

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character - Fake Out, Eden Finley, 5/12

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military - At Attention, Annabeth Albert, 5/2

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice - Fluffy, Julia Kent, 5/3

Mark Cooper versus America (Prescott College, #1) by Lisa Henry American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane Steamroller by Mary Calmes Ice Planet Barbarians (Ice Planet Barbarians, #1) by Ruby Dixon Five Dates by Amy Jo Cousins Scrap Metal by Harper Fox LOL Laugh Out Loud (After Oscar, #2) by Lucy Lennox Fake Out (Fake Boyfriend, #1) by Eden Finley At Attention (Out of Uniform, #2) by Annabeth Albert Fluffy by Julia Kent


message 8: by Kristen (last edited May 31, 2019 06:45PM) (new)

Kristen (kristenlees) | 859 comments May Monthly Challenge
Progress 10/10


1. Author starts with M: That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn - May 10 ★★★

2. Dark cover: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione - May 27 ★★★

3. FAC; Jennifer L. Armentrout: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout - May 31 ★★★★

4. Tagged as sci-fi: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre - May 26 ★★★★

5. Wartime setting: Surrender by Pamela Clare - May 18 ★★★★

6. Outdoor scene on cover: Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell - May 30 ★★★

7. Animal on cover: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore - May 27 ★★★★

8. Sports romance: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen - May 12 ★★★

9. Military character: Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti - May 23 ★★★★

10. Reader's choice: Repeat by Kylie Scott - May 17 ★★★★

That Second Chance (Getting Lucky, #1) by Meghan Quinn Sin Undone (Demonica #5) by Larissa Ione Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1) by Pamela Clare Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1) by Evie Dunmore Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #3) by Sarina Bowen Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Repeat by Kylie Scott


message 9: by Rissa (last edited May 25, 2019 11:22PM) (new)

Rissa | 602 comments My spot for May! :)

May Monthly Challenge

Read 10/10 FINISHED!

✔1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
No Quick Fix by Mary Calmes finished 5/10/2019

✔2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: The Nightingale symbolizes Love and Longing. With its evening song, it is the bird of love, sheltering secret lovers from prying eyes. Because it sings all night long, the nightingale was once thought to not sleep at all.
🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
Lightning Strikes by C.J. Vincent finished 5/2/2019

✔3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson
🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cat Johnson.

Fun Facts about Jennifer L. Armentrout:
* Jennifer lives in West Virginia with her husband and dog, Loki.
* She writes YA, SciFi and Fantasy, and also writes NA and Adult contemporary and PNR under the name J. Lynn.
* She suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, and is passionate about educating people about the disease.
* Jennifer won a RITA award in 2017 for The Problem with Forever.
🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
Death of a Pirate King by Josh Lanyon finished 5/22/2019

✔4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Star Wars Day is May the Fourth, because of a famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster - "May the Force (Fourth) be with you". While we are so glad that this day exists, its creation was a fluke. In 2005, a German News TV channel interview erroneously translated this famous Star Wars quote. In German, "May the force be with you", was incorrectly interpreted as "We are with you on May 4th".
🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.
Circle by Garrett Leigh finished 5/10/2019

✔5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power, and a victory for the Mexican people. This single battle was the root of Cinco de Mayo. What Cinco de Mayo has come to be though, is much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture.
🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
Valor on the Move by Keira Andrews finished 5/12/2019

✔6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: It's a day to get out in the great outdoors and do the nasty. (Why is such a beautiful and pleasurable activity referred to as "the nasty"!?) This special day seems most popular in the Pacific Northwest, where it originated on the college campus of Washington State University (As a lifelong resident of Washington state, and knowing a lot of people who attended WSU, this doesn't surprise me a bit😜). It doesn't take much encouragement to prompt most people, and especially college students, to participate in this day. Around 2015, Washington State University banned blankets from the grounds of the campus, for fear that they would be used for reasons other than picnicking....bad decision. Tell that to a bunch of young college students, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess how they would react!
🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
Love Unmasked by Dale Cameron Lowry finished 5/4/2019

✔7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
Forbidden Broadway by Jonathan Penn finished 5/3/2019

✔8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Americana Fairy Tale by Lex Chase finished 5/19/2019

✔9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War. Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the gardening and summer seasons, even though summer will not occur until a few weeks later.
🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
Natural Enemies by Roan Parrish finished 5/9/2019

✔10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
Gathered Up by Annabeth Albert finished 5/8/2019

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message 10: by ~Teresa (last edited May 26, 2019 04:54PM) (new)

 ~Teresa | 322 comments May Monthly Challenge
10/10

✔️1. 'M' is for May 🌷

Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M' ~ 🌷 ~ Fairest ~ Marissa Meyer ~ 5/19/19

✔️2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale 🌷

Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover ~ 🌷 ~ The Dark Game ~ dark cover ~ 5/5/19

✔️3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors 🌷
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson

Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names.

You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award ~ 🌷~ The Bourbon Thief ~ MC, Tamara Maddox Shelby is diagnosed with ovarian cancer ~ 5/14/19

✔️4. May 4 - Star Wars Day 🌷

Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy ~ 🌷 ~ Sudden Death ~ 5/2/19 ~ First book in Allison Brennan’s FBI Trilogy.

✔️5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo 🌷

Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle ~ 🌷 ~ A Cedar Cove Christmas ~Christmas Holiday ~ 5/20/19

✔️6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day 🌷

Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover ~ 🌷 ~ Envy ~ 5/21/19

✔️7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day 🌷

Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages) ~ 🌷~ The Accidental Beauty Queen ~ Buttercup, French Bulldog, is a character in this book ~ 5/3/19

✔️8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May 🌷

Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover ~ 🌷~ Slouch Witch ~ Transportation n the cover ~ 5/25/19

✔️9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA) 🌷

Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer ~ 🌷 ~ Brunch at Bittersweet Café ~ story begins in the springtime in Denver ~ 5/17/19

✔️10. Reader's Choice 🌷

Read any book of your choice ~ 🌷 ~ The Snake Tattoo ~ 5/10/19

Sudden Death (FBI Trilogy, #1) by Allison Brennan The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz The Snake Tattoo (The Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries) by Linda Barnes Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer Brunch at Bittersweet Café (The Saturday Night Supper Club #2) by Carla Laureano The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz A Cedar Cove Christmas (Cedar Cove, #8.5) by Debbie Macomber Envy (Eagle Elite #9.5; 1001 Dark Nights #83) by Rachel Van Dyken Slouch Witch (The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, #1) by Helen Harper


message 11: by JoAnne (last edited May 19, 2019 10:55AM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 260 comments May Monthly Challenge
Read 10/10 DONE!

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
That Second Chance (Getting Lucky, #1) by Meghan Quinn That Second Chance (Getting Lucky #1) by Meghan Quinn 5/4/19 4stars (Meghan)

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: The Nightingale symbolizes Love and Longing. With its evening song, it is the bird of love, sheltering secret lovers from prying eyes. Because it sings all night long, the nightingale was once thought to not sleep at all.
🌷Read a book with a dark cover.
Red Zone (Red Zone, #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Red Zone (Red Zone #1) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson 5/14/19 4stars

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson
🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cat Johnson.

Fun Facts about Jennifer L. Armentrout:
* Jennifer lives in West Virginia with her husband and dog, Loki.
* She writes YA, SciFi and Fantasy, and also writes NA and Adult contemporary and PNR under the name J. Lynn.
* She suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, and is passionate about educating people about the disease.
* Jennifer won a RITA award in 2017 for The Problem with Forever.
🌷You may also read a book written by an author that writes under multiple names,
The Cowboy and His Baby by Jessica Clare The Cowboy and His Baby by Jessica Clare 5/5/19 4stars (Jessica Clare; Jill Myles and Jessica Sims)

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Star Wars Day is May the Fourth, because of a famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster - "May the Force (Fourth) be with you". While we are so glad that this day exists, its creation was a fluke. In 2005, a German News TV channel interview erroneously translated this famous Star Wars quote. In German, "May the force be with you", was incorrectly interpreted as "We are with you on May 4th".
🌷Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans The Road Home (The Broken Road #3) by Richard Paul Evans 5/15/19 5stars (book 3 in trilogy)

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power, and a victory for the Mexican people. This single battle was the root of Cinco de Mayo. What Cinco de Mayo has come to be though, is much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture.
🌷Read a book with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline,
The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas The Little Teashop on Main (Laurel Springs #2) by Jodi Thomas 5/9/19 5stars (Thanksgiving)

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: It's a day to get out in the great outdoors and do the nasty. (Why is such a beautiful and pleasurable activity referred to as "the nasty"!?) This special day seems most popular in the Pacific Northwest, where it originated on the college campus of Washington State University (As a lifelong resident of Washington state, and knowing a lot of people who attended WSU, this doesn't surprise me a bit😜). It doesn't take much encouragement to prompt most people, and especially college students, to participate in this day. Around 2015, Washington State University banned blankets from the grounds of the campus, for fear that they would be used for reasons other than picnicking....bad decision. Tell that to a bunch of young college students, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess how they would react!
🌷Read a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
Eggnog and Candy Canes (Blueberry Springs, #3) by Jean Oram Eggnog and Candy Canes (Blueberry Springs #3) by Jean Oram 5/11/19 3stars

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter 5/17/19 4stars (Emma's dog, Pippy)

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a book with an athletic character
Solace Island (Solace Island, #1) by Sara Flynn Solace Island (Solace Island #1) by Sara Flynn, Meg Tilly 5/18/19 3.5stars (Luke runs)

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War. Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the gardening and summer seasons, even though summer will not occur until a few weeks later.
🌷Read a book with a character that is former military, or a book set in the spring
Sniper's Pride (Alaska Force, #2) by Megan Crane Sniper's Pride (Alaska Force #2) by Megan Crane 5/8/19 4stars (Alaska Force is made up of all ex military - Griffin is mc; also set in spring)

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
Cliff's Edge (Solace Island #2) by Meg Tilly Cliff's Edge (Solace Island #2) by Meg Tilly 5/19/19 4stars


message 12: by Nicole (last edited May 18, 2019 06:08AM) (new)

Nicole P | 3200 comments 🌷 2019 May Monthly Challenge 🌷

9/10 completed

✓ 'M' is for May: Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
🌷 Fatal Mistake by Marie Force (04/05) ★★★

✓ Bird of the Month - Nightingale: Read a book where one is keeping a secret from the other.
🌷 Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen (01/05) ★★

✓ Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names.
🌷 Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie (05/05) ★★

✓ May 4 - Star Wars Day: Read a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication.
🌷 Top Secret by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen (10/05) ★★★★

✓ May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: Read a book with an Hispanic character.
🌷 The Wild Man by Patricia Nell Warren (03/05) ★★

✓ May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: Read a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors.
🌷 Stardust by Neil Gaiman (11/05) ★★★

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".
Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
🌷

✓ National Bike Week - Third Week in May: Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character.
🌷 Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine (04/05) ★★

✓ May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Read a book set in the spring or summer.
🌷 Falling into Us by Jasinda Wilder (07/05) ★★

✓ Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.
🌷 Fluffy by Julia Kent (02/05) ★★★

Fatal Mistake (Fatal, #6) by Marie Force Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1) by L.J. Shen Welcome to Temptation (Dempseys, #1) by Jennifer Crusie Top Secret by Sarina Bowen The Wild Man by Patricia Nell Warren Stardust by Neil Gaiman 7 Phenomenal X (Hard Knocks, #1) by Michelle A. Valentine Falling into Us (Falling, #2) by Jasinda Wilder Fluffy by Julia Kent


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1073 comments I’m in....


message 14: by Diane (last edited May 13, 2019 11:58AM) (new)

Diane Dannenfeldt | 402 comments Completed 10/10

Completed 5/13/19

1. 'Read a book that starts with 'M': Marking His Mask by Gianni Holmes - 5/1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. Read a book with a dark cover: Ghost Town by Pandora Pine - 5/4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

3. Read a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury: Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane - 5/13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4. Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction: Human Omega: Discovered on the Slave Planet by Eileen Glass - 5/3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ -1/2

5. Read a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle: Last Defense by R.J. Scott - 5/12 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover: Arctic Wild by Annabeth Albert - 5/6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

7. Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count): Archie's Accidental Kidnapping by Toni Griffin - 5/2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

8. Read a sports romance: Poke Check by R.J. Scott - 5/7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

9. Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer: Wilde Love: A Forever Wilde Novel by Lucy Lennox - 5/4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

10. Reader's Choice: Hidden Identity by Adam Carpenter - 5/1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 15: by Leila (last edited May 23, 2019 09:15AM) (new)

Leila (sarcasticromancereader) | 55 comments 🌷🌷May Monthly Challenge🌷🌷

COMPELTED!!: 10/10


1. 'M' is for May: (Book starts with M)
Method 5/3 ★★★
2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: (Vampires much prefer the night!)
Lover Eternal 5/19 ★★★★
3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: (Tessa Dare is RITA winner)
The Duchess Deal 5/12 ★★★★
4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: (Part of a Trilogy)
Motion 5/22 ★★
5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: (Has a holiday - Christmas - setting)
Snow and Mistletoe 5/18 ★★★
6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: (Fits all 3: A steamy romance, A book where the MC spends a lot of time outdoors, and a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.)
Branded 5/17 ★★★
7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: (Short Book under 150 pages - 121) 5/14 ★★★
Naughty Boss
8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: (Sports/Euro Football Romance)
Challenge 5/10 ★★★★
9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): (Character is current military)
PS... You're Mine 5/18 ★★★★
10. Reader's Choice: (Whatever I want)
One 5/13 ★★★★★

Method by Kate Stewart Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) by Tessa Dare Motion (Laws of Physics, #1; Hypothesis, #2.1) by Penny Reid Snow and Mistletoe by Alexa Riley Branded (The Cavanaugh Brothers, #1) by Laura Wright Naughty Boss (Steamy Coffee Collection, #1) by Whitney G. Challenge (Harris Brothers, #1) by Amy Daws PS... You're Mine by Alexa Riley One by Jewel E. Ann


message 16: by Patrizia (last edited May 21, 2019 02:10AM) (new)

Patrizia | 76 comments May Monthly Challenge
5/5 romance

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M' .
Crave the Heat by Marnee Blake 19 May; 5★
Crave the Heat (The Smokejumpers #2) by Marnee Blake

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: The Nightingale symbolizes Love and Longing. With its evening song, it is the bird of love, sheltering secret lovers from prying eyes. Because it sings all night long, the nightingale was once thought to not sleep at all.
🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson
🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cat Johnson.

🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Star Wars Day is May the Fourth.
🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla.
🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: It's a day to get out in the great outdoors and do the nasty.
🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
Riverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne 9 May; 5★
Riverbend Road (Haven Point, #4) by RaeAnne Thayne

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day.
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
Justice Mission by Lynette Eason 20 May; 4★
Justice Mission (True Blue K-9 Unit #1) by Lynette Eason

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May.
🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake 15 May; 4★
Extreme Honor (True Heroes, #1) by Piper J. Drake

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May.
🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna 3 May; 4★
Wind River Wrangler (Wind River Valley, #1) by Lindsay McKenna

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.


message 17: by Mariana (last edited May 31, 2019 08:32AM) (new)

Mariana (lyqrycy) | 548 comments May Monthly Challenge
2/10

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'
Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #0.5) by Maisey Yates by Maisey Yates, read 05/17, 2 stars

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:🌷Read a book with a dark cover

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout, Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson: 🌷Read a book by any author who has won a RITA award
Bad News Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #3) by Maisey Yates by Maisey Yates, read 05/15, 3 stars

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day:🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day:🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice


message 18: by Elaine (last edited May 15, 2019 03:15AM) (new)

Elaine | 220 comments Monthly Challenge ~ May 1 - 31, 2019

Read 10/10

1. 'M' is for May: Lady No Says Yes Jess Michaels 5☆ 7/5/19
2. Dark book cover: Marked by the Marquess Alyson Chase 5☆ 12/5/19
3. RITA Award Winner: Courting Poppy Tidemore Christi Caldwell 3.5☆ 10/5/19
4. Part of a trilogy: The Highlander’s Lost Lady Anna Campbell 5☆ 6/5/19
5. Holiday storyline: Natalie's Christmas Rogue Jillian Eaton 4☆ 6/5/19
6. Steamy Romance: A Wild Woman Vanessa Vale 4☆ 8/5/19
7. Under 150 pages: One Wicked Kiss Dawn Brower 3☆ 7/5/19
8. Transportation on cover: The Robber Bride Jerrica Knight-Catania 3☆ 13/5/19
9. Set in Spring/Summer: Midnight Wish Lily Maxton 4☆ 7/5/19
10. Readers Choice: Someone to Trust Mary Balogh 4☆ 15/5/19

Lady No Says Yes (The Scandal Sheet Book 3) by Jess Michaels Marked by the Marquess (Lords of Discipline Book 4) by Alyson Chase Courting Poppy Tidemore (Lords of Honor #5) by Christi Caldwell The Highlander’s Lost Lady (The Lairds Most Likely, #3) by Anna Campbell Natalie's Christmas Rogue by Jillian Eaton A Wild Woman (Mail Order Bride of Slate Springs #2) by Vanessa Vale One Wicked Kiss (Bluestockings Defying Rogues Book 3) by Dawn Brower The Robber Bride (Regency Historical Romance) by Jerrica Knight-Catania Midnight Wish by Lily Maxton Someone to Trust (Westcott, #5) by Mary Balogh


message 19: by Georgina (last edited May 12, 2019 05:51AM) (new)

Georgina Parkin (geosbookblog) | 251 comments Read 10/10

1. 'M' is for May. Read a book that starts with 'M':
Mine Till Midnight 7/5

2. Bird of the Month – Nightingale. Read a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other: Sweet Home 4/5

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors Jennifer L. Armentrout & Cat Johnson. Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Frigid 11/5

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day. Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction: Hannah's Hero 2/5

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo. Read a book with with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline: The Wedding Night 1/5

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day. Read a steamy romance: Driven 8/5

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day. Read a short book: Zeno

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May. Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character: The Studying Hours 5/5

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA). Read a book with a character that is former military: Reaper's Property 12/5

10. Reader's Choice. Read any book of your choice: Varius 9/5

Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Sweet Home (Sweet Home, #1) by Tillie Cole Frigid (Frigid, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Hannah's Hero (Icehome, #6) by Ruby Dixon The Wedding Night by Kati Wilde Driven (Driven, #1) by K. Bromberg Zeno (Luna Lodge, #8) by Madison Stevens The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) by Sara Ney Reaper's Property (Reapers MC, #1) by Joanna Wylde Varius (Luna Lodge, #9) by Madison Stevens


message 20: by CB (last edited Jun 01, 2019 05:06AM) (new)

CB (cb33) | 1041 comments I’m in!

May Monthly Challenge
9/10

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (5/9/19) 5⭐️

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
Down & Dirty: Slade by Jeanne St. James (5/12/19) 4⭐️

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day:🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.
Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly (5/10/19) 5⭐️

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
The Dragon Slayer by Jianne Carlo (5/29/19) 3.5⭐️

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day:🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori (5/12/19) 5⭐️

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
Viking's Claim by Madison Faye (5/5/19) 3.5⭐️

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Bulldozer by P. Dangelico (5/28/19) 5⭐️

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
The Artifact Enigma by Judith Berens (5/5/19) 3⭐️

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice
Captivated by Bethany-Kris (5/12/19) 4

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan Down & Dirty Slade (Dirty Angels MC, #6) by Jeanne St. James Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly The Dragon Slayer (Viking Warriors #2) by Jianne Carlo The Sweetest Oblivion (Made, #1) by Danielle Lori Viking's Claim (Kilts & Kisses, #4) by Madison Faye Bulldozer (Hard to Love #3) by P. Dangelico The Artifact Enigma (The Daniel Codex, #1) by Judith Berens Captivated by Bethany-Kris


message 21: by Pam from Ohio (last edited May 07, 2019 04:29PM) (new)

Pam from Ohio | 108 comments May Monthly Challenge
Progress 5/10

1. Book starts with M: Maid for the Billionaire 5/3

2. Singer: This could be rock 'n' roll

3. Cat Johnson: Unridden: A Cowboy Menage Romance

4. Part of a trilogy: The Love Of A Cowboy

5. HolidayHer Secret Christmas Hero 5/1

6. Outdoor scene on cover: Almost Home

7. Short book (under 150 pages) Wyatt: Return of the Cowboy 5/2

8. Sports romance: Whisper of Love 5/7

9.Summer The Days of Summer

10. Reader's choice: Alaskan Dawn 5/5


message 22: by Andrea (last edited May 17, 2019 10:38AM) (new)

Andrea | 101 comments 10/10

1. 'M' is for May: Getting Him Back - May6 - 3*

2. Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or where one is keeping a secret from the other: Spirit of the Rodeo - May2 - 2*

3. Read a book set in West Virginia - Chasing Bigfoot - May17 - 3*

4. Read a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication - Plummet To Soar - May4 - 4*

5. Read a book with an Hispanic character - Fall Into the Sun - May10 - 3*

6. Read a book with an outdoor scene on the cover. - Dead To Me - May13 - 5*

7. Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count) - Lost Mate - May12 - 5*

8. Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character - At Attention - May16 - 3*

9. Read a book set in the spring or summer - Runaway Rock Star - May15 - 4*

10. Reader's Choice: Two for Trust - May8 - 4*


message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan (scoutmomskf) | 1644 comments I'm in!


0/10

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout, Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson
🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day:🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day:🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice


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message 24: by Emily (last edited May 27, 2019 12:55PM) (new)

Emily | 693 comments 10/10 Completed


01. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'. Desperately Seeking Roommate by Michaela Smeltzer 5.3

02. Bird of the Month ~ Nightingale: a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret shiver by Suzanne Wright 5..15

03. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Queen of Romance ~ Jennifer L. Armentroutand Princess of Romance ~ Cat Johnson: 🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. 
🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, First Bad Man by Miranda July 5.24

04. Star Wars Day (May 4): 🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, Boomtown by Lani Lynn Vale 5.24

05. Cinco de Mayo (May 5): 🌷 or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, The Hookup by Kristen Ashley 5.21

06. National Outdoor Intercourse Day (May 8): 🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover. Next Alpha by Jasmine White 5.11

07. Frog Jumping Day (May 13): 🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), Kept by the Billionaire by Sasha Gold 5.4

08. National Bike Week (Third Week in May) read a book with some form of transportation on the cover. F-Bomb by Lani Lynn Vale 5.13

09. Memorial Day (USA) (May 27): 🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer. Don't Do Me Wrong by Bijou Hunter 5.23

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice. Claiming Mia by Alisa Woods 5.4


message 25: by Sonja (last edited Jun 03, 2019 01:13PM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1037 comments Count me in for 5 again!
3/10
1. 'M' is for May: 🌷My Not So Perfect Life ★★★★★
2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: 🌷The King's Man (dark cover) ★★★★
3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:🌷'Til Death Do Us Part (author writes under many names) ★★
4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: 🌷Beard in Mind (Misunderstanding)
5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: 🌷Something Borrowed (wedding celebration)
6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: 🌷The Highland Renegade (outdoors)
7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: 🌷The Winter Duke (short) or
Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay - animal!)
8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Risky Business (transportation on cover)
9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): 🌷Charming the Prince (former military)
10. Reader's Choice: 🌷
Silver Sparks
A Perilous Undertaking
Books:
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella The King's Man (Welsh Blades #1) by Elizabeth Kingston 'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick Beard in Mind (Winston Brothers, #4) by Penny Reid Something Borrowed by Louisa George The Highland Renegade (Lords of the Highlands, #5) by Amy Jarecki The Winter Duke (A Duke for All Seasons #1) by Jillian Eaton / Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1) by Beth Kendrick Risky Business by Nora Roberts Charming the Prince (Once Upon A Time, #1) by Teresa Medeiros Silver Sparks (Barringer's Pass #1) by Starr Ambrose / A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) by Deanna Raybourn


message 26: by Wealie (last edited May 30, 2019 04:04PM) (new)

Wealie | 362 comments Monthly Challenge: May 2019Completed: 09/10

Read: 23/33
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message 27: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jun 06, 2019 10:06PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1205 comments May Monthly Challenge
8 Completed



01. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'. - I Saw Her Standing There Marie Force - 5/4

02. Bird of the Month ~ Nightingale: 🌷Read a book where one is keeping a secret from the other - Commanding Her Trust Lili Valente- 5/7

04. Star Wars Day (May 4): 🌷Read a book that is part of a trilogy. - Speak No Evil Allison Brennan - 5/13

05. Cinco de Mayo (May 5): 🌷Read a book with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline - Thanksgiving - Then Came You Kate Meader - 5/6

06. National Outdoor Intercourse Day (May 8): 🌷Read a steamy romance - Buck Em Petrova - 5/2

07. Frog Jumping Day (May 13): 🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover - A Rancher's Bride (The Stones of Heart Falls #3; Heart Falls #4) by Vivian Arend Vivian Arend - 5/15

09. Memorial Day (USA) (May 27): 🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military - Tripwire Lee Child - 5/10

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice. - Claiming Her Heart Lili Valente- 5/8

I Saw Her Standing There (Green Mountain #3) by Marie Force Commanding Her Trust (Under His Command, #2) by Lili Valente Speak No Evil (No Evil Trilogy, #1) by Allison Brennan Then Came You (Laws of Attraction, #3) by Kate Meader Buck (Rope 'n Ride #1) by Em Petrova A Rancher's Bride (The Stones of Heart Falls #3; Heart Falls #4) by Vivian Arend Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3) by Lee Child Claiming Her Heart (Under His Command, #3) by Lili Valente


message 28: by Mamacita aka MawMaw (last edited Jun 02, 2019 10:48AM) (new)

Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 766 comments Mama's May Challenge
Completed 9/10


🌷🌼💐🌷🌼💐🌷🌼💐🌷🌺💐🌺💐🌷🌼💐🌼💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐🌷🌷💐🌷🌼💐

Masters at Arms (Rescue Me Saga, #0.5) by Kallypso Masters 1. 'M' is for May: Masters at Arms 4* ✔️ 5/29/19
🌷 starts with 'M'

Killian a Dark Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight 2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: Captive Beauty 5* ✔️ 5/7/19
🌷 *Both secret & dark cover.

Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole 3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Demon from the Dark 4.5* ✔️ 5/2/19
🌷 *2018 Rita Hall of Fame - Kresley Cole

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day:
🌷 Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

First Earl I See Tonight (Debutante Diaries, #1) by Anna Bennett 5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: First Earl I See Tonight 3* ✔️ 5/25
🌷underdog, the serving girl/bar maid wins the Earl's heart

Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas 6. May 8 - Outdoor Intercourse Day: Secrets of a Summer Night 4* ✔️ 5/20/19
*🌷 All Steamy romance, MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, outdoor scene on the cover.

Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas 7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: Love in the Afternoon 5* ✔️ 5/3/19
🌷*Bea has all sorts of animals in storyline

Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4) by Tessa Dare 8. National Bike Week - Any Duchess Will Do 5* ✔️ 5/22/19
*🌷 Duke Halford is regularly athletic & very accomplished fencer.

Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen, #3) by Tillie Cole 9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Souls Unfractured 5* ✔️ 5/12/19
Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away.
🌷 *Flame's best friend AK, was military special ops

Sloth (The Elite Seven, #6) by Giana Darling 10. Reader's Choice: Sloth 4.5* ✔️ 5/16/19🌷


message 29: by Irina (last edited Apr 23, 2019 12:39AM) (new)

Irina (reetu_416) | 504 comments MAY MONTHLY CHALLENGE
Read 0 out of 9


1. 'M' is for May: Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.

A Perfect Wreck by Mila Crawford

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:
🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.

Heart of the Devil by Meghan March

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson

🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cat Johnson.
* Jennifer won a RITA award in 2017 for The Problem with Forever.

🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.

Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L Armentrout


4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: 🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

Time by Penny Reid

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:
🌷Read a book with a Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.

SKIP

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day:
🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.

Enthralled by Giana Darling

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).

Sidebarred by Emma Chase

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.

Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):
🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.

July Flames by Mari Carr

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
TBD

A Perfect Wreck by Mila Crawford Heart of the Devil (Forge Trilogy, #3) by Meghan March Moonlight Sins (de Vincent, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Time (Laws of Physics, #3; Hypothesis, #2.3) by Penny Reid Enthralled (The Enslaved, #1) by Giana Darling Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs, #3.5) by Emma Chase Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score July Flames (Wilder Irish, #7) by Mari Carr


message 30: by Amanda A (last edited May 20, 2019 04:52PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 764 comments May Monthly Challenge
Completed: 9/10


1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie 5/2

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:
🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
Tell Me by Abigail Strom 5/11

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) author:
🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
The Charmer in Chaps by Julia London 5/14

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day:
🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.
Tarian Alpha by T.S. Joyce 5/7

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:
🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
The Highlander by Kerrigan Byrne 5/3

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day:
🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon 5/16

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
The Daring Debutante by Sara Jolene 5/4

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Blonde Date by Sarina Bowen 5/9

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):
🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
Marine for Hire by Tawna Fenske 5/17

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey 5/10

Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex Spellbound, #1) by Annette Marie Tell Me (Me, #1) by Abigail Strom The Charmer in Chaps (Princes of Texas #1) by Julia London Tarian Alpha (New Tarian Pride, #1) by T.S. Joyce The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3) by Kerrigan Byrne Eye Candy (Real Love. #1) by Jessica Lemmon The Daring Debutante A Derelicts and Debutantes Story (The Book Club, #2) by Sara Jolene Blonde Date (The Ivy Years, #2.5) by Sarina Bowen Marine for Hire (Front and Center, #1) by Tawna Fenske Not So Nice Guy by R.S. Grey


message 31: by Michele (last edited May 19, 2019 10:52PM) (new)

Michele | 54 comments May Monthly Challenge
10/10 - Completed!!

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
The Assistant by Marni Mann - 5/16/19 (4 stars)

2. 🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald - 5/8/19 (3 1/2 stars)

3. 🌷You may also read a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury Beyond Her Desire by Nicky F. Grant - 5/3/19 (5 stars)

4.🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy. Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson - 5/11/19 (4 stars)

5.🌷Read a book with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline. Release by Lucia Franco - 5/7/19 (4 stars)

6.🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover. Tangled Up in You by Samantha Chase - 5/9/19 (4 stars)

7.🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
MVP by Rachel Van Dyken - 5/11/19 (5 stars)

8. 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover. Settling the Score by R.S. Grey - 5/15/19 (4 stars)

9.🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass - 5/10/19 (4 1/2 stars)

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott - 5/11/19 (5 stars)

The Assistant by Marni Mann The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald Beyond Her Desire (Beyond Surrender Series #3) by Nicky F. Grant Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love, #2) by Melonie Johnson Release (Off Balance, #3) by Lucia Franco Tangled Up in You (The Shaughnessy Brothers, #7) by Samantha Chase MVP by Rachel Van Dyken Settling the Score (The Summer Games, #1) by R.S. Grey Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott


message 32: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19264 comments Me, hopefully for all 10!


message 33: by Pamela (last edited May 06, 2019 01:09PM) (new)

Pamela aka Scottieluvr (scottieluvr) May Monthly Challenge
DONE - wonderful list of books to read, and I finished a series too. My TBR pile is shrinking. :)
10/10

DONE - 1. 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
- Indiscretions (Scandalous Seductions), Madelynne Ellis; 79 pgs; May 1; (Madelynne)

DONE - 2. 🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
- Bothers in Arms 06: Love in Exile, Samantha Kane; 156 pgs; May 3; (dark cover) Love in Exile (Brothers in Arms, #6) by Samantha Kane

DONE - 3. 🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cat Johnson.
- Night with a SEAL, Cat Johnson; 83 pgs; May 2; (Cat Johnson)

DONE - 4. 🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.
- Brothers in Arms 12: Fight For Love, Samantha Kane; 156 pgs; May 5-6
(Thom believed he was not worthy of either Kitty or Devlin, as the war broke him. Then Devlin believed Kitty be better off with Thom; since he was a doctor and could afford giving Kitty an affluence lifestyle.)

DONE - 5. 🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
- Brothers in Arms 9: Love's Surrender, Samantha Kane; 87 pgs; May 4; (Christmas Eve)

DONE - 6. 🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
- Their Kidnapped Bride Their Kidnapped Bride (Bridgewater Menage, #1) by Vanessa Vale , Vanessa Vale, 79 pgs; May 1-2; (outdoor scene on cover)

DONE - 7. 🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
- Beauty And The Beasts: MMF Werewolf Biker Romance, Van Cole; 121 pgs; May 1; (wolf on cover) Beauty and the Beasts by Van Cole

DONE - 8. 🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
- One Ride: Hellions Motorcycle Club, Chelsea Camaron; 269 pgs; May 2; (motorcycle on cover-post cover) One Ride (Hellions Ride, #1) by Chelsea Camaron

DONE - 9. 🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
- Retreat From Love (Brothers in Arms #5), Samantha Kane; 338 pgs; May 2-3; (former military)

DONE - 10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
- Love Betrayed (Brothers in Arms #10), Samantha Kane; 87 pgs; May 3-4


message 34: by Cyndee (last edited May 03, 2019 02:23PM) (new)

Cyndee (cyndeew) | 1699 comments I'm in.

3/10

1. 'M' is for May 🌷

More of You (Confessions of the Heart, #1) by A.L. Jackson
More of You by A.L. Jackson

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale 🌷

Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors 🌷

Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Completed 5/3

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day 🌷

Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo 🌷

Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day 🌷

a book with an outdoor scene on the cover
Bounty (Colorado Mountain, #7) by Kristen Ashley
Bounty by Kristen Ashley
Completed 5/1

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day 🌷

Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages)

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May 🌷

Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Switch Hitter (Jock Hard, #0.5) by Sara Ney
Switch Hitter by Sara Ney
Completed 5/2

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA) 🌷

Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.

10. Reader's Choice 🌷

Read any book of your choice.


message 35: by Jennie-Lee (last edited May 26, 2019 03:12PM) (new)

Jennie-Lee  (abookishwonderer) | 23 comments May Monthly Challenge
8/10


✔️01. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.

👒Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch 5/5/2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stone Guardian (Entwined Realms, #1) by Danielle Monsch

✔️02. Bird of the Month ~ Nightingale: 🌷Read a book with a Dark cover.
👒Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon 5/26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fantasy Lover (Hunter Legends Series #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

✔️03. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Queen of Romance ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout and Princess of Romance ~ Cat Johnson: 🌷Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names.
🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.

👒Night with a SEAL by Cat Johnson 5/1/2019 ⭐️⭐️1/2
Night with a SEAL (Hot SEALs, #1) by Cat Johnson


04. Star Wars Day (May 4): 🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction.

👒 Taulan by Erin Tate
Taulan (Dragons of Preor, #2) by Erin Tate

✔️05. Cinco de Mayo (May 5): 🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character.

👒Without Borders by Amanda Heger 5/10/2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Without Borders (Wanderlove, #1) by Amanda Heger

✔️06. National Outdoor Intercourse Day (May 8): 🌷Read a steamy romance.

👒Wicked Pleasure by Nina Bangs 5/20/2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2
Wicked Pleasure (Castle of Dark Dreams #2) by Nina Bangs

07. Frog Jumping Day (May 13): 🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count),

👒 The Wallflower by Dana Marie Bell
The Wallflower (Halle Pumas, #1) by Dana Marie Bell

✔️08. National Bike Week (Third Week in May): 🌷Read a sports romance.

👒The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata 5/22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

✔️09. Memorial Day (USA) (May 27): 🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military.

👒Don't Call Me Sweetheart by Codi Gary 5/26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Don't Call Me Sweetheart (Something Borrowed #1) by Codi Gary

✔️10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice. 5/17/2019

👒Navajo Night by Carol A. Didier ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
Navajo Night by Carol A. Didier


message 36: by Erin (last edited May 31, 2019 01:54PM) (new)

Erin **Coffee and Book Addict** (coffeebookaddict) | 48 comments I'm in!

9/10

🌷 1. Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
Dare Me 5/30/19

🌷 2. Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
The BFG 5/2/19

🌷 3. Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
Obsidian 5/31/19

🌷 4. Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.
Glass Sword 5/21/19

🌷 5. Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky 5/10/19

🌷 6. Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
Inked Memories 5/15/19

🌷7. Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
The Dream Thieves 5/6/19

8. Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Blitzed

🌷 9. Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption 5/24/19

🌷 10. Read any book of your choice.
Odd Thomas 5/1/19


message 37: by Jodie (last edited May 18, 2019 01:26PM) (new)

Jodie (dubious_ks) | 37 comments 10 / 10 Completed
🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

✔️01. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.:
Jessica Marin Until Valerie (Happily Ever Alpha World) by Jessica Marin

✔️02. Bird of the Month ~ Nightingale: 🌷Read a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other
Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1) by Elin Hilderbrand , 5/5/19, 3.5-4*

✔️03. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Queen of Romance ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout and Princess of Romance ~ Cat Johnson: Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names.🌷
You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
Angel's Rest (Eternity Springs, #1) by Emily March , 5/12/19, 3*

✔️04. Star Wars Day (May 4): 🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication
Still Waters (Wings of Artemis Book 9) by Rebecca Royce , 5/18/19, 4*

✔️05. Cinco de Mayo (May 5): 🌷Read a book with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves, #1) by Vivian Arend , 5/7/19, 3.5*

✔️06. National Outdoor Intercourse Day (May 8): 🌷Read a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.
Tattered (Lark Cove, #1) by Devney Perry , 5/1/19, 3.5*
(Also has a frog that gets loose in the storyline)

✔️07. Frog Jumping Day (May 13): 🌷Read a short book (under 150 pages):
Until Twyla (Happily Ever Alpha World) by Ella Fox , 5/10/19, 3*

✔️08. National Bike Week (Third Week in May): 🌷Read a book with some form of transportation on the cover: motorcycle
Ride Rough (Raven Riders, #2) by Laura Kaye , 5/7/19, 3.5*

✔️09. Memorial Day (USA) (May 27): 🌷Read a book set in the spring or summer.
A Summer in Sonoma A Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr , 5/9/19, 3*

✔️10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
Fireborn (Souls of Fire, #1) by Keri Arthur , 5/3/19, 3.5*

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻


message 38: by Christine (last edited May 31, 2019 02:18PM) (new)

Christine (KizzieReads) (kizzie48) | 101 comments I'm in

10/10 Completed May 31

1. 'M' is for May: 🌷 Organize Your Corpses by Mary Jane Maffini May 17, 4 stars

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:🌷Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick May 9, 3 stars

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson: 🌷 One Night with a Cowboy by Cat Johnson May 27, 4 stars

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day:🌷 Man of My Dreams by Johanna Lindsey May 31, 4 stars

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:🌷 Summer of my German Soldier by Bette Greene May 19, 2.75 stars

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day:🌷 Entwined with You by Sylvia Day May 18, 4 stars

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:🌷Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James May 10, 4 stars

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷 The Play by J.H. Croix May 21, 4 stars

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):🌷 The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks May 27, 4 stars

10. Reader's Choice: 🌷 Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman May 5, 4 stars

Organize Your Corpses (A Charlotte Adams Mystery, #1) by Mary Jane Maffini Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick One Night with a Cowboy (Oklahoma Nights, #1) by Cat Johnson Man of My Dreams (Sherring Cross, #1) by Johanna Lindsey Summer of my German Soldier by Bette Greene Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3) by Sylvia Day Bless Her Dead Little Heart (Southern Ladies Mystery #1) by Miranda James The Play (Brit Boys Sports, #1) by J.H. Croix The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1) by Maya Banks Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery, #1) by Betty Hechtman


message 39: by LaurLa (last edited Jun 11, 2019 12:27PM) (new)

LaurLa | 3266 comments May Monthly Challenge
May 2019

My May Monthly Challenge (msg 40)

10 of 10 Completed

Make Me Lose Control (Cabin Fever, #2) by Christie Ridgway Love and Other Wild Things (Mystic Bayou, #2) by Molly Harper Wrapped and Strapped (Blacktop Cowboys, #7) by Lorelei James Treachery in Death (In Death, #32) by J.D. Robb One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay, #2.5) by Jill Shalvis In the Boss's Bed by J. Margot Critch Magic Stars (Kate Daniels, #8.5, Grey Wolf, #1) by Ilona Andrews Just for Fun (Escape to New Zealand, #4) by Rosalind James Fall Deep (SEALs Undone, #4) by Zoe York Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15) by Agatha Christie

1. 'M' is for May ~ Read a book that starts with 'M'
🔹Make Me Lose Control ~ Christie Ridgway ~ 05.19 ★★★★

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale ~ Read a book with a dark cover
🔹Love and Other Wild Things ~ Molly Harper ~ 05.14 ★★★★

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout and Cat Johnson ~ Read a book written by an author that writes under multiple names
🔹Wrapped and Strapped ~ Lorelei James ~ 05.22 ★★★★

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day ~ Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction
🔹Treachery in Death ~ J.D. Robb ~ 05.14 ★★★★

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo ~ Read a book with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline
🔹One Snowy Night ~ Jill Shalvis ~ 05.12 ★★★★

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day ~ Read a steamy romance
🔹In the Boss's Bed ~ J. Margot Critch ~ 05.29 ★★★

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day ~ Read a book with an animal on the cover
🔹Magic Stars ~ Ilona Andrews ~ 05.12 ★★★

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May ~ Read a sports romance
🔹Just for Fun ~ Rosalind James ~ 05.29 ★★★★

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA) ~ Read a book with a character that is current or former military
🔹Fall Deep ~ Zoe York ~ 05.05 ★★★

10. Reader's Choice ~ Read any book of your choice
🔹Cards on the Table ~ Agatha Christie ~ 05.05 ★★★


message 40: by Connie N. (last edited May 27, 2019 02:16PM) (new)

Connie N. | 1031 comments May Monthly Challenge
Timeframe: 5/1/19 to 5/31/19
10/10

1. 'M' is for May - Author's first or last name starts with M - Author Debbie Macomber - Love Letters - 5/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
Love Letters (Rose Harbor, #3) by Debbie Macomber

2. Bird of the Month – Nightingale - Dark cover - You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--And Their Tangled Histories of Misuse by Ross Petras - 5/3/19 ♥♥♥♥
You're Saying It Wrong A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--And Their Tangled Histories of Misuse by Ross Petras

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout and Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson - Character suffering from a disease or injury - Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews - 5/19/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews
Multiple important characters sustain injuries during the final battle at the castle.

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day - Misunderstanding or miscommunication - In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park - 5/18/19 ♥♥♥
In Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
Yeonmi and her mother are both unable to understand as they travel through China and Mongolia to freedom, nor do they understand how to live when they get to South Korea.

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo - Where the "underdog" wins in a contest - The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg - 5/4/19 ♥♥♥
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day - Steamy romance - Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley - 5/14/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
Rock Chick Revolution (Rock Chick, #8) by Kristen Ashley

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day - Animal on the cover - Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis - 5/8/19 ♥♥♥♥
Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4) by Jill Shalvis

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May - Sports romance - Scored by Sloane Howell - 5/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
Scored by Sloane Howell

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA) - Set in the spring or summer - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - 5/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Mardi Gras occurs during the book, so that would mean spring.

10. Reader's Choice - Your choice - PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren - 5/7/19 ♥♥♥
PostSecret Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (PostSecret) by Frank Warren

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 5/24/19*****


message 41: by Cyliena (last edited May 20, 2019 12:09PM) (new)

Cyliena | 230 comments I'm in!

Completed: 10/10

✔ 1. 'M' is for May: The Dreamer (5/1) 3★
✔ 2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: One Night of Passion (5/7) 3★
✔ 3. FAC - Jennifer L. Armentrout & Cat Johnson: Devi's Distraction (5/15) 3★
✔ 4. Star Wars Day: Heart Of Eon (5/3) 4★
✔ 5. Cinco de Mayo: Imperator (5/6) 3.5★
✔ 6. National Outdoor Intercourse Day: The Wild Child (5/3) 3★
✔ 7. Frog Jumping Day: The Bluestocking (5/7) 4★
✔ 8. National Bike Week: Gladiator (5/4) 3★
✔ 9. Memorial Day: Tattered (5/2) 3★
✔ 10. Reader's Choice: Marquess to a Flame (5/16) 4★

The Dreamer (Highland Treasure Trilogy, #1) by May McGoldrick One Night of Passion (Wicked Dukes Club #3) by Erica Ridley Devi's Distraction (Icehome, #7) by Ruby Dixon Heart Of Eon (Eon Warriors, #3) by Anna Hackett Imperator (Galactic Gladiators #11) by Anna Hackett The Wild Child (The Bride Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney The Bluestocking (Wicked Wallflowers, #4) by Christi Caldwell Gladiator (Galactic Gladiators, #1) by Anna Hackett Tattered (Lark Cove, #1) by Devney Perry Marquess to a Flame (Rules of the Rogue, #3) by Emily Windsor


message 42: by Angie (new)

Angie | 755 comments 2019 May Monthly Challenge
1/5/19 – 31/5/19
0/10


1. 'M' is for May: ?Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: The Nightingale symbolizes Love and Longing. With its evening song, it is the bird of love, sheltering secret lovers from prying eyes. Because it sings all night long, the nightingale was once thought to not sleep at all.
?Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson
?Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. Link to backlists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cat Johnson.

Fun Facts about Jennifer L. Armentrout:
* Jennifer lives in West Virginia with her husband and dog, Loki.
* She writes YA, SciFi and Fantasy, and also writes NA and Adult contemporary and PNR under the name J. Lynn.
* She suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, and is passionate about educating people about the disease.
* Jennifer won a RITA award in 2017 for The Problem with Forever.
?You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Star Wars Day is May the Fourth, because of a famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster - "May the Force (Fourth) be with you". While we are so glad that this day exists, its creation was a fluke. In 2005, a German News TV channel interview erroneously translated this famous Star Wars quote. In German, "May the force be with you", was incorrectly interpreted as "We are with you on May 4th".
?Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power, and a victory for the Mexican people. This single battle was the root of Cinco de Mayo. What Cinco de Mayo has come to be though, is much more than one battle in the colonial history of Mexico. Rather, it has come to signify Hispanic and Mexican pride and a time to celebrate the rich culture.
?Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: It's a day to get out in the great outdoors and do the nasty. (Why is such a beautiful and pleasurable activity referred to as "the nasty"!?) This special day seems most popular in the Pacific Northwest, where it originated on the college campus of Washington State University (As a lifelong resident of Washington state, and knowing a lot of people who attended WSU, this doesn't surprise me a bit?). It doesn't take much encouragement to prompt most people, and especially college students, to participate in this day. Around 2015, Washington State University banned blankets from the grounds of the campus, for fear that they would be used for reasons other than picnicking....bad decision. Tell that to a bunch of young college students, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess how they would react!
?Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".
?Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: ?Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War. Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the gardening and summer seasons, even though summer will not occur until a few weeks later.
?Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.

10. Reader's Choice: ?Read any book of your choice.


message 43: by Jamie (last edited Apr 30, 2019 10:30PM) (new)

Jamie Campbell (jamie_rc1977) Read 0/10

✅1. 'M' is for May. Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M':
Simple Need (Simple Need, #1) by Lissa Matthews - Lissa Matthews 5/1 ⭐⭐⭐
2. Bird of the Month – Nightingale. Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover:

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors Jennifer L. Armentrout & Cat Johnson. Read one book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Cat Johnson, or any author with either of their first or last names. You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award:

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day. Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy:

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo. Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day. Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover:

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day. Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages):

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May. Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover:

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA). Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer:

10. Reader's Choice. Read any book of your choice:



message 44: by Julianna (last edited Apr 30, 2019 04:02PM) (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 1709 comments I'm in for 6 this time.


message 45: by Pam from Maine (last edited May 18, 2019 03:40PM) (new)

Pam from Maine | 377 comments May Monthly Challenge


1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
Book Read: Mudbound
Author: Hillary Jordan
Date Read: 5/18
How it Fits: Mudbound starts with "M"

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:
🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.

Book Read:Simply Irresistible
Author: Jill Shalvis
Date Read: 5/2
How it Fits: Tara is keeping a secret that she had a child at age 17.


3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson

🌷You may also read a book set in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.

Task: Read a book with a characte suffering from disease or injury
Book Read: Ruby and the Beast
Author: Ditter Kellen
Date Read: 5/3
How it Fits: Cameron is severely injured when hit by a car


4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Star Wars Day
🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.

Task: Read a book that is part of a trilogy
Book Read: Stripped
Author: Zoey Castile
Date Read: 5/11
How it First: Book #1 of Happy Endings Trilogy

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:
🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
Book Read: One Pink Line
Author: Dina Silver
Date Read: 5/12
How it Fits: They celebrate Christmas with tons of gifts for Grace

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: 🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors, or a book with an outdoor scene on the cover.

Task: Read a book with outdoor scene on the cover
Book Read: Close to Home
Author: Cara Hunter
Date Read: 5/5
How it Fits: Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1) by Cara Hunter

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).

BOOK READ:Magic Bite
AUTHOR: Leia Stone
DATE READ: 5/1
How it Fits: Has shapeshifter (werewolf and fox)


8. National Bike Week
TASK: read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Book Read: Sweet Dreams Baby
Author: C J Carmichael
Date Read: 5/7
How it Fits: Mom transporting baby in a carriage


9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):
TASK: Read a book with a character that is current or former military
BOOK:The Bride
AUTHOR: Julie Garwood
DATE READ: 5/7
HOW IT FITS: Alec is a Scottish Highland Warrior with his own army.


10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.
Book Read: Saved by the Rancher
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Date Read: 5/15
How it Fits: I chose to read this book


message 46: by Kesha (last edited May 29, 2019 09:08PM) (new)

Kesha | 705 comments May Monthly Challenge
Read: 9/10


1. 'M' is for May: Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's last name starts with 'M'.
MacBride, A.K - An Inconvenient Marriage

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: Read a book where one is keeping a secret from the other.
Love in San Francisco Unconditionally: A 2-in-1 Collection - Shirley Hailstock 5-10-19

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors: Queen of Romance - Jennifer L. Armentrout & Princess of Romance - Cat Johnson. Read a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
Married for Amari's Heir - Maisey Yates5-16-19

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Read a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication.
The Waitress's Secret - Kathy Douglass 5-15-19

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: Read a book with a Hispanic character.
The Texan's Secret Daughter - Jolene Navarro 5-24-19

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: Read a steamy romance.
Black Queen, Dark Knight - Amarie Avant 5-28-19

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day: Read a book with an animal on the cover.
The City Girl's Homecoming - Kathy Douglass 5-1-19

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: Read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Journey to My Heart & The Sweetest Affair An Anthology by Terra Little Journey to My Heart & The Sweetest Affair: An Anthology - Terra Little 5-7-19

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA): Read a book with a character that is current or former military.
Colton's Secret Bodyguard - Jane Godman 5-4-19

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.
To Bed a Beauty - Nicole Jordan 5-21-19


message 47: by Courtney (last edited May 27, 2019 07:14AM) (new)

Courtney | 2090 comments May Monthly Challenge
Completed 10/10 (Well, one DNF, but I got over 100 pages into it before I threw in the towel)

1. 'M' is for May:
🌷Read a book that starts with 'M'
Mine Till Midnight May 9

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:
🌷Read a book with lovers where one is keeping a secret from the other
Captive Prince May 2

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
🌷Read one book written by Cat Johnson
Unridden: A Cowboy Menage Romance May 26

4. May 4 - Star Wars Day:
🌷Read a book that is part of a trilogy.
Prince's Gambit May 5

5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
🌷Read a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
Kings Rising May 6

6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day
🌷Read a steamy romance
The Perfect Play May 13

7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day
🌷Read a short book (under 150 pages)
Beauty in Autumn May 26

8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May:
🌷Read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
Renegade Lady May 18

9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA):
🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military
To Taste Temptation May 27 - but DNF @ 40% because it was terrible

10. Reader's Choice:
🌷Read any book of your choice
Fire in His Kiss May 24

Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1) by C.S. Pacat Unridden A Cowboy Menage Romance (Studs in Spurs Book 1) by Cat Johnson Prince's Gambit (Captive Prince, #2) by C.S. Pacat Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) by C.S. Pacat The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton Beauty in Autumn (Beauty, #3) by Ruby Dixon Renegade Lady (Renegade Sons MC, #1) by Dawn Martens To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt Fire in His Kiss (Fireblood Dragon, #2) by Ruby Dixon


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• | 477 comments May Monthly Challenge

Completed 10/10



✔️1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M'

Moon Shine (Takhini Wolves Book 4) by Vivian Arend Moon Shine by Vivian Arend - 07/05/2019

✔️2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale: 🌷Read a book with a character suffering from an injury

The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann - 06/05/2019

✔️4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: 🌷Read a book with a misunderstanding

Ink Enduring (Montgomery Ink, #5) by Carrie Ann Ryan Ink Enduring by Carrie Ann Ryan - 01/05/2019

✔️5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo: 🌷Read a book with any holiday included in the storyline (Thanksgiving)

Key of Valor (Key Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts Key of Valor by Nora Roberts - 17/05/2019

✔️6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day: 🌷Read a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors

Silver Mine (Takhini Wolves Book 2) by Vivian Arend Silver Mine by Vivian Arend - 04/05/2019

✔️7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day🌷Read a short book (under 150 pages).

Adoring Ink (Montgomery Ink #6.5; 1001 Dark Nights #53) by Carrie Ann Ryan Adoring Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan - 03/05/2019

✔️8. National Bike Week - Third Week in May: 🌷Read a book with an athletic character

Ink Exposed (Montgomery Ink, #6) by Carrie Ann Ryan Ink Exposed by Carrie Ann Ryan - 02/05/2019

✔️9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA)🌷Read a book set in the spring or summer.

Black Gold (Takhini Wolves Book 1) by Vivian Arend Black Gold by Vivian Arend - 03/05/2019

✔️10. Reader's Choice: 🌷Read any book of your choice.

Diamond Dust (Takhini Wolves Book 3) by Vivian Arend Diamond Dust by Vivian Arend - 05/05/2019


message 49: by Lacy (last edited May 20, 2019 02:52PM) (new)

Lacy (lacy_stewart) | 1863 comments I'm in!

Finished: 4/10

1. 'M' is for May: Marcus by Kelsie Rae - 5/5 - ***

2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:

3. FAC - Jennifer L. Armentrout & Cat Johnson:

4. Star Wars Day:

5. Cinco de Mayo: Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard - 5/4 - ****

6. National Outdoor Intercourse Day:

7. Frog Jumping Day:

8. National Bike Week: The Substitute by Mickey Miller - 5/3 - ***

9. Memorial Day:

10. Reader's Choice: Unexpected Gift by R.S. Lively - 5/19 - ****


Marcus (Signature Sweethearts, #6) by Kelsie Rae Duncan's Bride (Patterson-Cannon Family, #1) by Linda Howard The Substitute by Mickey Miller Unexpected Gift by R.S. Lively


message 50: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 29, 2019 12:53PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3550 comments May Monthly Challenge

READ: 10/10

✔1. 'M' is for May: 🌷Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
Magic & Mayhem - Annabel Chase 5/11

✔2. Bird of the Month - Nightingale:
🌷Read a book with a character that prefers the nighttime or is a singer, or a book with lovers who are either keeping their relationship secret or where one is keeping a secret from the other, or a book with a dark cover.
Ink and Bone - Lisa Unger 5/18

✔3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) authors:
🌷You may also read a book t in West Virginia, or a book written by an author that writes under multiple names, or a book with a character suffering from a disease or injury, or a book by any author who has won a RITA award.
Dark Tribute - Iris Johansen 5/17

✔4. May 4 - Star Wars Day: Star Wars Day is May the Fourth
🌷Read a book that is tagged as Science Fiction, or a book with a misunderstanding or miscommunication, or a book that is part of a trilogy.
The Promise - R.K.C. Puthran 5/18

✔5. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo:
🌷Read a book with an Hispanic character, or with a wartime setting, or with any holiday or celebration included in the storyline, or a book where the "underdog" wins in a contest or battle.
Dauntless - Dina Sleiman 5/4

✔6. May 8 - National Outdoor Intercourse Day
🌷Read a steamy romance, or a book where the MC(s) spend a lot of time outdoors
Island 731 - Jeremy Robinson 5/8
(MC spends all his time outdoors searching an island for missing people)

✔7. May 13 - Frog Jumping Day:
🌷Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the storyline (shifters count), or read a short book (under 150 pages).
The Silence of the Snakes - Ruby Loren 5/3

✔8. National Bike Week:
🌷Read a sports romance or a book with an athletic character, or read a book with some form of transportation on the cover.
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore 5/17

✔9. May 27 - Memorial Day (USA)
🌷Read a book with a character that is current or former military, or a book set in the spring or summer.
No Good Deed - Allison Brennan 5/27

✔10. Reader's Choice:
🌷Read any book of your choice.
The Singer - Elizabeth Hunter 5/6

Magic & Mayhem (Starry Hollow Witches #4) by Annabel Chase Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger Dark Tribute (Eve Duncan, #24) by Iris Johansen The Promise (Lovecarnation #1) by R.K.C. Puthran Dauntless (Valiant Hearts, #1) by Dina L. Sleiman Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson The Silence of the Snakes (Madigan Amos Zoo Mystery #2) by Ruby Loren A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) by Christopher Moore No Good Deed (Lucy Kincaid, #10) by Allison Brennan The Singer (Irin Chronicles, #2) by Elizabeth Hunter

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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