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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: ?
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SPOOKY
: 5-6 books (at least 1 Aussie author)
SPOOKIER: 7 books (at least 2 Aussie authors)
SPOOKIEST: 9 books (at least 3 Aussie authors)

Choose at least one of the Halloween related words listed below and use the options
a) the first or last initial of the author OR
b) the first letter of the book title (you may exclude "a", "the", "an")

Remember that all books must meet our group guidelines HERE

Candy
Carve
Ghoul
Grave
Haunt
Skull
Spook
Treat
Trick
Witch

Fright
Potion
Scream
Spirit

October
Pumpkin
Vampire
Zombies

Halloween
Moonlight
Nightmare
Scarecrow




message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Oct 23, 2019 07:43PM) (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spookiest
9/9


S The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen 2s 2/10/19
C The Life She Deserves by Maggie Christensen 5s 7/10/19 AA
A Trouble on Teral by Andrew J. Harvey 5s 1/10/19
R Cradle to Grave by Rachel Amphlett 5s 3/10/19 AA
E The Haunting of Eagle Creek Middle School by Tara Ellis 5s 15/10/19
C Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook 5s 6/10/19
R Just One Wish by Rachael Johns 4s 15/10/19 AA
O Missing in Wales by Jenny O'Brien 5s 24/10/19
W Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden 5s 10/10/19 AA

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen The Life She Deserves (Granite Springs #1) by Maggie Christensen Trouble on Teral (The Portal Adventures #1) by Andrew J. Harvey Cradle to Grave (Detective Kay Hunter, #8) by Rachel Amphlett Akin by Emma Donoghue Cross My Heart by Pamela Cook Just One Wish by Rachael Johns Missing in Wales (Detective Gabriella Darin, #1) by Jenny O'Brien Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden


message 5: by Zoey (last edited Oct 27, 2019 08:17PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1019 comments October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
5/5

C - Captured by Neil Cross 3★
A - Gather the Bones by Alison Stuart AA 4★
N - The Ex by Nicola Moriarty AA 5★
D - A Donation of Murder by Felicity Young AA 4★
Y - Year One by Nora Roberts 5★

Captured by Neil Cross Gather the Bones by Alison Stuart The Ex by Nicola Moriarty A Donation of Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #5) by Felicity Young Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts


message 6: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Snap you two!!! Both posted at exactly the same time, and both CANDY, and both have "year" for your Y...


message 7: by Jane (last edited Oct 17, 2019 06:50PM) (new)

Jane | 429 comments October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spookiest (3 AA)
9/9 Finished 18/10/2019


S - Starter for Ten by David Nicholls 4*
C - The Dunbar Case by Peter Corris AA 3*
A - A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 2.5*
R - Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb 4*
E - Captivated by Nicole Edwards 4*
C - The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale AA 4*
R - Run by Blake Crouch 4*
O - Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts 4*
W - White Dog by Peter Temple AA 2*

Starter for Ten by David Nicholls The Dunbar Case (Cliff Hardy, #38) by Peter Corris A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J.D. Robb Captivated (Club Destiny, #4.5) by Nicole Edwards The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale Run by Blake Crouch Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts White Dog (Jack Irish, #4) by Peter Temple


message 8: by Carolyn (last edited Oct 19, 2019 01:04AM) (new)


message 9: by #Teresa (last edited Oct 27, 2019 03:06PM) (new)

#Teresa | 134 comments October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
Read 1/5 - 1/2 Aussie Author

G: Gemma's Bluff by Karly Lane AA Read 4*
H: Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding AA Read 4/10/19 4*
O: The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker
U: Under the Northern Lights by S.C. Stephens
L: The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence

Gemma's Bluff by Karly Lane Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker Under the Northern Lights by S.C. Stephens The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence


message 10: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4394 comments Brenda wrote: "Snap you two!!! Both posted at exactly the same time, and both CANDY, and both have "year" for your Y..."

Haha very observant, Brenda. And we both have A&D as Aussie authors :)


message 11: by Janine (last edited Oct 10, 2019 03:22PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 1382 comments October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
Read 6/6

F - The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell READ 9/10/19 4*
R -Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb READ 4/10/19 4*
I - Messy, Wonderful Us by Catherine Isaac READ 6/10/19 4*
G - The Body in the Beach House by Grace York(AA) READ 6/10/19 4*
H - Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden(AA) READ 8/10/19 5*
T - The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer(AA) READ 2/10/19 4*

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Vendetta in Death (In Death, #49) by J.D. Robb Messy, Wonderful Us by Catherine Isaac The Body in the Beach House (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #2) by Grace York Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer


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

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Everyone is linked to here :)


message 13: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Teresa wrote: "October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
Read 0/5 - 0/1 Aussie Author

G: Gemma's Bluff by Karly Lane AA
H: Her Pretty Face by ..."


Teresa, your "L" is an AA as well :)


message 14: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Sharon wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Snap you two!!! Both posted at exactly the same time, and both CANDY, and both have "year" for your Y..."

Haha very observant, Brenda. And we both have A&D as Aussie authors :)"


So you do!


message 15: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Janine wrote: "October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
Read 0/6

F - The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
R - The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis(A..."


I'm reading The Model Wife at the moment and enjoying it.


message 16: by Tien (last edited Oct 22, 2019 04:47AM) (new)


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

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
You're linked Tien :)


message 18: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 573 comments Thanks, Brenda :)


message 19: by #Teresa (new)

#Teresa | 134 comments Brenda wrote: "Teresa wrote: "October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
Read 0/5 - 0/1 Aussie Author

G: Gemma's Bluff by Karly Lane AA
H: Her Pretty Face by ..."

Ooh thank you Brenda, I didn't realise she was Aussie 😊


message 20: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Oct 24, 2019 03:24AM) (new)

Phrynne | 10979 comments Mod
October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spookiest
9/9


N The Novice's Tale by Ann Swinfen 3 stars
I Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews 5 stars
G M is for Malice by Sue Grafton 4 stars
H The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 4 stars
T Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss AA 4 stars
M Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson 4stars
A Before Nightfall by Rachel Amphlett AA 4 stars
R Read and Buried by Eva Gates 4 stars
E The Yellow House by Emily O'Grady AA 3 stars

The Novice's Tale (Oxford Medieval Mysteries, #2) by Ann Swinfen Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy, #4) by Ilona Andrews M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) by Sue Grafton The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Dead Man Switch (A Billie Walker Mystery #1) by Tara Moss Murder on Trinity Place (Gaslight Mystery, #22) by Victoria Thompson Before Nightfall by Rachel Amphlett
Read and Buried (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #6) by Eva Gates The Yellow House by Emily O'Grady


message 21: by Lorraine (last edited Oct 31, 2019 02:33AM) (new)

Lorraine Southern | 22 comments October - Halloween Spell-It-Out
Level; Spooky
Read 2/5

T - The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware ✅ ****
R - Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine ✅ ****
E - Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep ✅ ****
A - Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett AA ✅ ***
T - The Shape of Night Tess Gerritsen ✅ ***

Looking forward to this!! 😁

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake, #3) by Rachel Caine Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, #1) by Jennifer Estep Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter #1) by Rachel Amphlett The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen


message 22: by Odette (last edited Oct 31, 2019 01:25PM) (new)

Odette (odman) | 901 comments Please count me in. Tried to pick some spooky books as well!

October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
5/6


F The Falls by B. Michael Radburn 3.5★ AA
R Rose Scented Murder by Jill Paterson AA 4★ AA
I The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne 4★
G The Girl in Kellers Way by Megan Goldin AA
H The House of Frozen Dreams by Seré Prince Halverson 4★
T Tidelands by Philippa Gregory 4.5★

The Falls by B. Michael Radburn Rose Scented Murder (A Fitzjohn Mystery Book 8) by Jill Paterson The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne The Girl in Kellers Way by Megan Goldin The House of Frozen Dreams by Seré Prince Halverson Tidelands (The Fairmile #1) by Philippa Gregory


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

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
All linked to here :)


message 24: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Teresa wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Teresa wrote: "October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
Read 0/5 - 0/1 Aussie Author

G: Gemma's Bluff by Karly Lane AA
H: [book:Her Pretty Fac..."


You're welcome - and it's a good book!


message 25: by Kerri_M (last edited Nov 17, 2019 04:59PM) (new)

Kerri_M | 350 comments Count me in please for SPOOKY 5/5 AA 2/1


T - The Novice by Trudi Canavan AA 21/10/19 ★★★★
R - Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb 28/10/19 ★★★★
E - Half-Built Houses by Eric Keller 17/11/19 ★★★★
A - Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen 14/10/19 ★★★★☆
T - The High Lord by Trudi Canavan AA 13/11/19 ★★★★★

T The Novice (Black Magician Trilogy, #2) by Trudi Canavan R Vendetta in Death (In Death #49) by J.D. Robb E Half-Built Houses (Charley Trilogy, #1) by Eric Keller A Mercy (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen T The High Lord (Black Magician Trilogy, #3) by Trudi Canavan


message 26: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
You're linked Kerri :)


message 27: by Kerri_M (new)

Kerri_M | 350 comments Brenda wrote: "You're linked Kerri :)"

Thanks Brenda, looking forward to all of these books!


message 28: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
It'll be a TREAT Kerri ;)


message 29: by Sarah (last edited Oct 24, 2019 07:25PM) (new)

Sarah | 698 comments Hi Brenda, I'd love to sign up. These lists are getting trickier as I'm trying to tie up three Annual Challenges and the Spring Challenge as well, but I'll attempt Spookiest (I have back-up plans for Spookier and Spooky, if need be!).
Progress: 9/9, AA: 3/3

N: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson (5/10) 5*
I: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (12/10) 4*
G: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (20/10) 4*
H: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (24/10) 3*
T: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton AA (20/10) 4*
M: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty AA (25/10) 4*
A: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (17/10) 4*
R: Redemption Point by Candice Fox AA (7/10) 4*
E: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (12/10) 5*

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Cloudstreet by Tim Winton What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Redemption Point (Crimson Lake #2) by Candice Fox Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline


message 30: by Kylie H (last edited Oct 30, 2019 03:55AM) (new)


message 31: by Kylie (last edited Oct 26, 2019 11:18PM) (new)

Kylie D | 740 comments October- Halloween Spell-It-Out
Level: Spooky

6/6


F- You Don't Know Me by Sara Foster AA 3 stars 21/10/19
R- Longstone by L.J. Ross 4 stars 15/10/19
I- Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin 4 stars 25/10/19
G- Death at the Dog Show by Grace York AA 4 stars 13/10/19
H- Bruny by Heather Rose AA 2.5 stars 11/10/19
T- The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen 3 stars 2/10/19

You Don't Know Me by Sara Foster Longstone (DCI Ryan Mysteries, #10) by L.J. Ross Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1) by Ian Rankin Death at the Dog Show (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery series #4) by Grace York Bruny by Heather Rose The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen


message 32: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine Southern | 22 comments Brenda wrote: "All linked to here :)"

Thank you, Brenda!


message 33: by Erin (last edited Oct 18, 2019 03:11AM) (new)

Erin | 56 comments October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spookier
7/7 books: 2/2 Aussie Authors


✅V - This is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield AA
- read 1/10/19 - 5 stars
✅A - The Whisper Man by Alex North
- finished 4/10/19 - 2 stars
✅M - The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan
- finished 5/10/19 - 2 stars
✅P - The Passengers by John Marrs
- finished 6/10/19 - 4 stars
✅I - Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
- finished 13/10/19 - 4 stars
✅R - The Rook by Daniel O'Malley AA
- finished 16/10/19 - 1 star
✅E - Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
- finished 18/10/19 - 4 stars

This is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield The Whisper Man by Alex North The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan The Passengers by John Marrs Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1) by Daniel O'Malley Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Everyone is linked to here :)


message 37: by Valerie (last edited Oct 30, 2019 11:09PM) (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 724 comments Here are my selections:

October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level: Spooky
0/5


C - Ciao Bella by Serena Giuliano 4★
A - The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 4★
N - Surface by Olivier Norek
D - Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe AA 4★
Y - Les yeux couleur de pluie by Sophie Tal Men
(ignoring the word "Les")

Ciao Bella by Serena Giuliano The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Surface by Olivier Norek Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Les yeux couleur de pluie by Sophie Tal Men


message 38: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Kali and Valerie, you're both linked :)


message 40: by Kim (last edited Sep 21, 2019 01:06PM) (new)

Kim (kimborams) | 474 comments Sarah wrote: "Hi Brenda, I'd love to sign up. These lists are getting trickier as I'm trying to tie up three Annual Challenges and the Spring Challenge as well, but I'll attempt Spookiest (I have back-up plans f..."

Great selection of books, Sarah! I especially enjoyed Cloudstreet, Redemption Point and The Handmaid's Tale!!


message 41: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 698 comments Thanks Brenda - I've read both Cloudstreet and the Handmaid's Tale previously, but way back in the early 90s, so thought it was time for a re-read as a "proper adult reader"!


message 42: by Mari (last edited Oct 28, 2019 02:31AM) (new)

Mari | 234 comments Thanks for another great challenge.

October – Halloween Spell-it-Out
Completed 28th October
Level: Spookiest
9/9


🎃 S - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides 16/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

🎃 C - The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker *AA* 05/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🎃 A - Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life by Leigh Sales *AA* 03/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

🎃 R - Runaway by Peter May 11/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

🎃 E - Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout 26/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🎃 C - Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb 07/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

🎃 R - Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic *AA* 18/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🎃 O - The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms 02/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

🎃 W - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 28/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life by Leigh Sales Runaway by Peter May Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8) by J.D. Robb Resurrection Bay (Caleb Zelic, #1) by Emma Viskic The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead


message 43: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Cherie and Mari, you're both linked!


message 44: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Thanks Brenda - I've read both Cloudstreet and the Handmaid's Tale previously, but way back in the early 90s, so thought it was time for a re-read as a "proper adult reader"!"

Haha! I know what you mean. And also how our tastes change over the years - mine certainly have.


message 45: by Li'l Owl (last edited Nov 08, 2019 02:44PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Forget to post my completed challenge! Better late then never!
description
October Halloween Spell-it-Out
Level SPOOKIER: 7 books —2 Aussie Authors
🎃 7/7

October

O Terrified by Kevin O'Brien10/16/19 4★'s
C The Night Stalker by Clare Donoghue 10/8/19 5★'s
T Twisted by Steve Cavanagh 10/7/19 4.5★'s
O The Other Wife by Michael Robotham 10/25/19 5★'s
AA
B Cat's Eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown 10/30/19 4★'s
E Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco 10/31/19 5★'s
R Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham 10/17/19 5★'s
AA

Terrified by Kevin O'Brien The Night Stalker (DI Mike Lockyer, #4) by Clare Donoghue Twisted by Steve Cavanagh The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9) by Michael Robotham Cat's Eyewitness (Mrs. Murphy, #13) by Rita Mae Brown Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #3) by Kerri Maniscalco Close Your Eyes (Joseph O'Loughlin, #8) by Michael Robotham

Booooks..... Good one Brenda! Haha! x


message 46: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 13, 2019 06:39PM) (new)

Jennifer (jumpapa) | 581 comments I'm in. I think I will start with spooky level. The Save the Children book fair is on in Perth for the first week of this month and I will be busy volunteering. If anyone is near Cannington WA this from 28th Sept - 2 Oct you should pop in and grab a bargain :)

level: Spooky
Books 5/5

W - Wicked Wings by Keri Arthur AA 5 Stars
I - In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell AA 2 stars
T - Truthwitch by Susan Dennard 5 stars
C - Spider Game by Christine Feehan 5 stars
H - The Lost Man by Jane Harper AA 4 stars

Wicked Wings (Lizzie Grace, #5) by Keri Arthur In Her Blood (Catherine Berlin, #1) by Annie Hauxwell Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard Spider Game (GhostWalkers, #12) by Christine Feehan The Lost Man by Jane Harper


message 47: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
Jennifer and Owl, you're both linked :) Did it scare you Owl?? lol


message 48: by Jackmeister (last edited Oct 27, 2019 11:23PM) (new)


message 49: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68347 comments Mod
You're linked Jackie :)


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