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

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month



Easy - Task only - 4 books (One Aussie author)
OR Spell-it-Out only - Min 4 books (One Aussie author)
Hard - Task & Spell-it-Out (Three Aussie authors)

Make sure you check out the challenge guidelines here

February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: ?
0/?

TASKS


#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)

SPELL-IT-OUT
Choose a word and using the first or last initial of the author, or first letter of the title (excluding a, an, the) spell out your word of choice (you can include the word/s in brackets if you wish)

Barbecues
Beach
Bushfires
Daylight (Savings)
February
Heat
Summer
Sunny
Valentine ('s Day)




message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Feb 15, 2020 05:55PM) (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Hard
8/8

TASKS


#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR
The Flower Show Murder by Faith Martin 4s 2/2/20

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Girl from Paradise Alley by Sandy Taylor 5s 1/2/20

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano 5s 11/2/20

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen 4s 4/2/20 348 pages

The Flower Show Murder (Monica Noble, #2) by Joyce Cato The Orphan's Daughter by Sandy Taylor Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys Bowen

SPELL-IT-OUT

H The House on the Lake by Nuala Ellwood 4s 12/2/20
E The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht 4s 14/2/20 AA
A Ambulance Girls Under Fire by Deborah Burrows 5s 9/2/20 AA
T The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan 5s 15/2/20 AA

The House on the Lake by Nuala Ellwood The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht Ambulance Girls Under Fire (Ambulance Girls #2) by Deborah Burrows The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan


message 4: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Feb 28, 2020 09:47PM) (new)

Phrynne | 11121 comments Mod
February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Hard
8/8

TASKS
#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR
Imprudence by Gail Carriger 5 stars

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis 5 stars

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano 4 stars

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Kill Shot: A Wyatt Thriller by Garry Disher 242 pages AA 4 stars

Imprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2) by Gail Carriger Out of the Silent Planet (The Space Trilogy, #1) by C.S. Lewis Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Kill Shot A Wyatt Thriller by Garry Disher

SPELL-IT-OUT
H Hangman by Jack Heath AA 5 stars
E Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky 4 stars
A Aunt Bessie Considers by Diana Xarissa 4 stars
T Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery by Kerry Greenwood AA 4 stars

Hangman (Timothy Blake #1) by Jack Heath Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt, #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky Aunt Bessie Considers (Isle of Man #3) by Diana Xarissa Tamam Shud The Somerton Man Mystery by Kerry Greenwood


message 5: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 576 comments I've been waiting all day!! ha ha ha


message 6: by Tien (last edited Feb 18, 2020 10:36PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 576 comments Level: Hard
9/9 books (3/3 AA)

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series
OR the 2nd on your TBR
The Second Worst Restaurant in France (Paul Stuart #2) by Alexander McCall Smith -Read 13/02

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
Scales of Empire (Dragon Empire Trilogy #1) by Kylie Chan AA -Read 10/02

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord -Read 19/02

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia AA 368 pages -Read 05/02

Esme's Gift (Esme Series #2) by Elizabeth Foster Scales of Empire by Kylie Chan Open Road Summer by Emery Lord Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia by Anita Heiss

SPELL-IT-OUT

B -
Stone Mad (Karen Memory #2) by Elizabeth Bear -Read 07/02
E - Esme's Gift (Esme Series #2) by Elizabeth Foster AA -Read 12/02
A - Persuade Me (Darcy & Friends #2) by Juliet Archer -Read 11/02
C - Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden #1) by Charlaine Harris -Read 10/02
H - Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family #1) by Linda Howard -Read 12/02

Stone Mad (Karen Memory, #2) by Elizabeth Bear Esme's Gift (Esme Series #2) by Elizabeth Foster Persuade Me (Darcy & Friends, #2) by Juliet Archer Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1) by Charlaine Harris Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard


message 7: by Jenn (last edited Feb 13, 2020 07:16PM) (new)

Jenn (jumpapa) | 589 comments I'm in. Titles to come soon :)
February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Hard
12/12
4 AA's

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR
Mr Right Now by Karly Lane book 2 in the Stringybark Creek series AA 5 stars

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
Lone Star Protector by Jennie Jones AA 5 stars

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews 5 stars

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Return to Stringybark Creek by Karly Lane (328 Pages) AA 5 stars


SPELL-IT-OUT
D Dangerous Secrets by Abbie Zanders 4 stars
A - Anne Bishop - Written in Red 5 stars
Y - You're Mine by Lauren Wood 3 stars
L - Leopard's Prey by Christine Feehan5 stars
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Shifts 5 stars
G - Gingerbread and Deadly Dread by Addison Moore 4 stars
H - Hoppy Holiday Homicide by Molly Fitz 3 stars
T - Rachael Treasure - Fifty Bales of Hay AA 3 stars


message 8: by Kim (last edited Feb 26, 2020 03:12PM) (new)

Kim | 172 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
4/4

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is the 2nd on your TBR

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 4.5 Stars Finished 14/2

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird AA 4 Stars Finished 20/2

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Hunting the Wild Pineapple by Thea Astley AA 3 Stars Finished 26/2

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
The Clergyman's Wifeby Molly Greeley280 pages 5 Stars Finished 26/2

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird Hunting the Wild Pineapple by Thea Astley The Clergyman's Wife by Molly Greeley


message 9: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jan 19, 2020 07:17PM) (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "I've been waiting all day!! ha ha ha"

Just as well I didn't leave it until tonight then Tien ;) Glad you're so keen!

And it sure didn't take you long to choose your titles!


message 10: by Krystal (last edited Feb 26, 2020 02:35AM) (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1570 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy - Task only - 4 books (One Aussie author)
4/4
COMPLETE!

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series
Weapon by Lynette Noni (AA) Review Here

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan Review Here

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Whisper by Lynette Noni (AA) Review Here

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell (396 pages) Review Here

Weapon (Whisper, #2) by Lynette Noni The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan Whisper by Lynette Noni Spellslinger (Spellslinger, #1) by Sebastien de Castell


message 11: by Alex (last edited Feb 22, 2020 03:11PM) (new)

Alex Cantone | 338 comments Spell it out - easy - to give my TBR list a whack. 4/4 All done.

H The Drop by Mick Herron 20/2 5★
E Resurrection Bay by AA Emma Viskic 11/2 3★
A Retribution by Richard Anderson 8/2 4.5★
T Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 23/2 4★

The Drop (Slough House, #5.5) by Mick Herron Resurrection Bay (Caleb Zelic, #1) by Emma Viskic Retribution by Richard Anderson Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler


message 12: by TheMadHatter (last edited Feb 29, 2020 05:50AM) (new)

TheMadHatter | 181 comments Back to work for me this month so I am going EASY

February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy (4 books, 1 AA)
4/4 as of 29 Feb at 11:35 pm (cutting it close - thankfully it is a leap year :-P)!

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (4 Stars)

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (4 Stars)

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (4.5 Stars)

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty AA - 402 pages
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (3.5 Stars)
The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2) by Erika Johansen A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) by Deanna Raybourn Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) by Laini Taylor The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


message 13: by MaryG2E (last edited Feb 10, 2020 12:28PM) (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 851 comments Yes, please count me in for this challenge, Brenda, with Tasks at the Easy level.

AR February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy - Task only - 4 books, including at least 1 AA
Progress: 2/4

1. Read a book which is 2nd on your TBR

The Boat by Nam Le (AA)
2. Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale (AA) 3.5★s
3. Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count
A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard (273 pages) 2.5★s

The Boat by Nam Le The Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard


message 14: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 576 comments Brenda wrote: "Tien wrote: "I've been waiting all day!! ha ha ha"

Just as well I didn't leave it until tonight then Tien ;) Glad you're so keen!

And it sure didn't take you long to choose your titles!"


golly, that'll kill me ha ha ha... a sloooow Monday :/

you know me, I've got challenges going everywhere so wasn't hard to find titles to 'cross challenge' with lol


message 15: by Janine (last edited Feb 13, 2020 07:39PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 1397 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy (Tasks Only)
4/4

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series
Suitcase of Dreams by Tania Blanchard(AA) READ 14/2/20 3*

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell(AA) READ 11/2/20 3*

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Ill-Gotten Gains by Ilsa Evans(AA) READ 12/2/20 3*

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand(418 pages) READ 9/2/20 4*

Suitcase of Dreams (The Girl from Munich #2) by Tania Blanchard The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell Ill-Gotten Gains (Nell Forrest Mystery #2) by Ilsa Evans Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand


message 16: by Cherie (last edited Feb 18, 2020 08:59PM) (new)

Cherie (mystrez) | 129 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy - Task Only
4/4

TASKS

#1. Book which is second in a series:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 4 stars

#2. Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix 3.5 stars

#3. Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman
3 stars

#4. Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman AA and 428 pages

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Paperbacks From Hell The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic, #1) by Emma Newman Their Fractured Light (Starbound, #3) by Amie Kaufman


message 17: by Zoey (last edited Feb 29, 2020 12:49PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1027 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
3/4

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series
Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom - Still reading

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts 5★

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
The Devil's Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor AA 4★

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Circumstantial Evidence by Lisa Clark O'Neill 478 pages 4★

Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlake, #2) by C.J. Sansom Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts The Devil's Tattoo (Devil's Tattoo #1) by Nicole R. Taylor Circumstantial Evidence (Sweetwater, #3) by Lisa Clark O'Neill


message 18: by Erin (last edited Feb 07, 2020 12:48AM) (new)

Erin | 58 comments All Done 😁🥳

February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy - Tasks Only
Progress: 4/4 books 1/1 AA

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR
- All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
(2nd on my TBR list)

- read 4/2/20 - 4 stars

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
- Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords by Henry Jacoby

- read 2/2/20 - 3 stars

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
- The Water Diviner by Andrew Anastasios AA

- finished 7/2/20 - 5 stars

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
- In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
(272 pages)

- read 1/2/20 - 2 stars

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds Game of Thrones and Philosophy Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords by Henry Jacoby The Water Diviner by Andrew Anastasios In Five Years by Rebecca Serle


message 19: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Tien wrote: "I've been waiting all day!! ha ha ha"

Just as well I didn't leave it until tonight then Tien ;) Glad you're so keen!

And it sure didn't take you long to choose your ti..."


And the fun is in the choosing isn't it!!


message 20: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Welcome everyone - you're all linked to here!


message 21: by Leonie (last edited Feb 19, 2020 07:31PM) (new)

Leonie Smith | 12 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month

Level: Easy (Tasks Only)
Progress: 1/4 - 0/2 AA

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood read 19/02/20 - 4 stars

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Perfect Family by Jacquie Underdown AA

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland AA

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (256 pages)

The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2) by Margaret Atwood The Perfect Family by Jacquie Underdown The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) by Alexander McCall Smith


message 22: by Maria (last edited Mar 09, 2020 05:39PM) (new)


message 23: by Dee (last edited Feb 10, 2020 10:26PM) (new)

Dee (nandee) | 7 comments Finished

#1 Read a book that is 2nd in a series or 2nd on your TBR - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak AA

#2 Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title - Supernaturally by Kiersten White

#3 Read a book where both the authors initials are found in VALENTINE - Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian

#4 Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count - Raphael by D B Reynolds (244 pages)

Raphael (Vampires in America, #1) by D.B. Reynolds Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #5) by Lara Adrian Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) by Kiersten White The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


message 24: by Sharon (last edited Feb 23, 2020 10:01PM) (new)

Sharon | 4460 comments February Challenge 2020 Leaping Month

Level: Easy 2/5

SPELL-IT-OUT


B Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton AA
E What It Seems by Emily Bleeker 3★
A The Woman Behind Her by Anna Willett 4★
C The Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi
H Hold On To Me by Victoria Purman AA

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton What It Seems by Emily Bleeker The Woman Behind Her by Anna Willett The Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi Hold On To Me by Victoria Purman


message 25: by Valerie (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 729 comments I'm in thanks

February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
0/4

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR

World Without End by Ken Follett

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith AA

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE

L'Ordre du jour by Éric Vuillard

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris 293 pages

World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2) by Ken Follett The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith L'Ordre du jour by Éric Vuillard Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris


message 26: by Sarah (last edited Jun 27, 2020 10:40PM) (new)

Sarah | 723 comments Ooooh... I'd love to give it a bash, please!
Level: Hard
Progress: 11/11 AA: 3/3

TASKS
1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR:
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (24/2) 4*

2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
13-Point Plan for a Perfect Murder by David Owen AA (7/2) 4*

3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Great Australian Urban Legends by Eamon Evans AA (29/2) 1* (and that's generous)

4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count
She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge (368 pages) (21/2) 4*

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith 13-Point Plan for a Perfect Murder by David Owen Great Australian Urban Legends by Eamon Evans She Lies in Wait (DCI Jonah Sheens, #1) by Gytha Lodge

SPELL-IT-OUT: REGATTA (The Hobart Regatta festival is a February fixture in Hobart)

R: Bruny by Heather Rose AA (1/3) 5*
E: Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey (27/2) 4*
G: The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen (14/2) 4*
A: The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (10/2) 3.5*
T: Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton (8/2) 5*
T: Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (6/2) 4.5*
A: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (17/2) 4*
(If I'm running short of time, I have a "B-plan" based on "HEAT")
Bruny by Heather Rose Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1) by Tess Gerritsen The Word Is Murder (Hawthorne, #1) by Anthony Horowitz Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton Hunting Shadows (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #16) by Charles Todd The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2) by Margaret Atwood


message 27: by Jane (last edited Feb 20, 2020 04:55PM) (new)

Jane | 442 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Hard
9/9 - finished 21st Feb 2020

TASKS


#1. Read a book which is #2 in a series : The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters 3*
#2. Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title : Bleak Spring by Jon Cleary AA 4*
#3. Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE : An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander 4* AA
#4. Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count : Dying for Danish by Leighann Dobbs (200 pages) 3*

The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2) by Elizabeth Peters Bleak Spring (A Scobie Malone Novel Book 10) by Jon Cleary An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander Dying for Danish (Lexy Baker #2) by Leighann Dobbs

SPELL-IT-OUT:

S - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides 4*
U - Under Fire by Rachel Amphlett AA 4*
N - The Night Fire by Michael Connelly 5*
N - After January by Nick Earls AA 3*
Y - 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari 4*

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides Under Fire (Dan Taylor #2) by Rachel Amphlett The Night Fire (Harry Bosch #22; Renée Ballard, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #32) by Michael Connelly After January by Nick Earls 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari


message 28: by Jacm (last edited Feb 21, 2020 11:31PM) (new)

Jacm | 203 comments Level: Easy
3/4


TASKS

#1. Read a book which is #2 in a series: Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession by Alison Weir

#2. Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title: Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn AA3 ★

#3. Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE: Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar AA 3 ★

#4. Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count: Heir of Fire (562 pages) by Sarah J. Maas 3 ★

Anne Boleyn A King's Obsession (Six Tudor Queens, #2) by Alison Weir Emperor of the Eight Islands (Tale of Shikanoko, #1-2) by Lian Hearn 3 ★ Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar 3★ Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas 3★


message 29: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Everyone is linked to here :) (Dee I emailed you on how to link your books as you're a newbie :) )


message 30: by Kali (last edited Feb 24, 2020 02:44PM) (new)

Kali Napier | 99 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
4/4 COMPLETED

TASKS


1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson 09/02/20 5+* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri 25/02/2020 5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Darkness for Light by Emma Viskic AA 13/02/2020 4.5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count
Nest by Inga Simpson AA 296pp 10/02/2020 3.5*

One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2) by Kate Atkinson Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Darkness for Light (Caleb Zelic, #3) by Emma Viskic Nest by Inga Simpson


message 31: by #Teresa (last edited Feb 24, 2020 02:45AM) (new)

#Teresa | 134 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
Read 4/4 - 2/2 AA

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion AA Read 5/2/20 3*

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey AA Read 24/2/20 3*

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
South to Barcelona: A New Life in Spain by Vernon Lacey Read 15/2/20 4*

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty AA (page count 528) - Read 9/2/20 5*

The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2) by Graeme Simsion The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey South to Barcelona A New Life in Spain (Barcelona Series Book 1) by Vernon Lacey Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty


message 32: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Kali and Teresa you're both linked :)


message 33: by Carolyn (last edited Feb 25, 2020 10:32PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7841 comments Task + Spell It for me please.
8/8 books (3AA)

✔ 1. Second book in a series : Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones 4★

✔ 2. Book with L,E,A,P in the title: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson 4★

✔ 3. Author's initials are in VALENTINE: Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent 5★

✔ 4. Book with 8,2 or 9 in the page count: The Wife and the Widow by Christian White AA (293 pages) 4★

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent The Wife and the Widow by Christian White

✔ H Hunter by Jack Heath AA 4★
✔ E The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer AA 4★
✔ A Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior 4.5★
✔ T The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer 5★

Hunter (Timothy Blake #2) by Jack Heath The End of Cuthbert Close by Cassie Hamer Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer


message 34: by Amanda (last edited Feb 16, 2020 01:03PM) (new)

Amanda | 138 comments I'm in

February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
0/4

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - 2nd on your TBR
Bone China - Laura Purcell Bone China by Laura Purcell - 3.5* - 11/02/2020

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The First Time Lauren Pailing Died - Alyson Rudd 4* 07/02/2020 The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
A Long Petal of the Sea - Isabel Allende A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende 4.5* - 04/02/2020

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
In Whom We Trust - John Clanchy AA - 249 pages 4.5* - 16/02/2020 In Whom We Trust by John Clanchy


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

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Carolyn and Amanda, you're both linked :)


message 36: by Trish (last edited Feb 27, 2020 02:03AM) (new)

Trish (trishr) | 518 comments Joining in...February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Will go for Task and Spell
8/8 6/6 AA
TASK
#1. February is our second month on the calendar -Read a book which is #2 in a series
The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan AA The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan ....4.5*

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean AA The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean ....read 3.5*

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
Sweet Beginnings by Nicole Ellis Sweet Beginnings (Candle Beach #1) by Nicole Ellis ....read 3*

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney 321pages Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney ....read 3*



SPELL IT OUT...HEAT (second time using this word in a challenge, and seems so apt considering our summer!!)
H Frantic by Katherine Howell AA....read 3.5*
E Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee AA....read 4*
A The Accusation by Wendy James AA....read 4*
T The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein AA....read 4*

Frantic (Detective Ella Marconi, #1) by Katherine Howell Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee The Accusation by Wendy James The Trauma Cleaner One Woman's Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein


message 37: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Welcome Trish, you're linked :)


message 38: by Mari (last edited Feb 25, 2020 06:45PM) (new)

Mari | 244 comments I've only got a couple of books to read in the Summer Challenge so feel I can fit in a few more books in February. 😊

February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
5/5 Completed 26th

Spell it Out Option


🐸 B - Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke 15/02 ★★★★

🐸 E - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes 26/02 ★★★★☆

🐸 A - Alice To Nowhere by Evan Green *AA* 11/02 ★★★☆

🐸 C - The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena 08/02 ★★★

🐸 H - Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie 07/02 ★★

Bluebird, Bluebird (Highway 59 #1) by Attica Locke Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes Alice To Nowhere by Evan Green The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie


message 39: by Li'l Owl (last edited Feb 27, 2020 07:02PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments description
February - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
Spell-it-Out - 1 [2] Aussie Author
5/9


Valentine
V Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick
A The Friend Who Lied by Rachel Amphlett 2/17/20 5★'s AA
L The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown 2/27/20 4★'s
E The Ex Girlfriend by Nicola Moriarty AA
N Until I Met Her by Natalie Barelli 2/4/20 3.5★'s AA
T The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend 2/25/20 5★'s AA
I In Her Eyes by Sarah Alderson
N Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown
E Captive on the Fens by Joy Ellis 2/12/20 5★'s

V--A The Friend Who Lied by Rachel Amphlett L The Litter of the Law (Mrs. Murphy, #22) by Rita Mae Brown E--N--T The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) by Jessica Townsend I--N Until I Met Her (Emma Fern, #1) by Natalie Barelli E Captive on the Fens by Joy Ellis


message 40: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Mari and Owl, you're both linked :)


message 41: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishr) | 518 comments Brenda wrote: "Welcome Trish, you're linked :)"

Thank you Brenda :-)


message 42: by Kylie H (last edited Feb 28, 2020 07:31PM) (new)

Kylie H | 731 comments February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
3/4

TASKS


#1. February is our second month on the calendar - 2nd on your TBR - The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan 4 ★

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title - The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom 4 ★

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 4 ★
#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count - Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton (384 pgs) 4 ★ AA

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan The Place We Met by Isabelle Broom The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton


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

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Welcome Kylie, you're linked! I really enjoyed Whitsunday Dawn - hope you do too :)


message 44: by Kylie H (new)

Kylie H | 731 comments Brenda wrote: "Welcome Kylie, you're linked! I really enjoyed Whitsunday Dawn - hope you do too :)"

Thanks Brenda


message 45: by Kylie (last edited Feb 20, 2020 11:43PM) (new)

Kylie D | 740 comments East level for me thanks, books subject to change ATM

February Challenge - 2020's Leaping Month
Level: Easy
4/4 (AA 2/1)


H Scrublands by Chris Hammer AA 5 stars 21/2/20
E Evil at Echo Point by Grace York AA 4 stars 16/2/20
A Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie 4 stars 2/2/20
T The Fiercest Enemy by Rick Reed 3.5 stars 10/2/20

Scrublands by Chris Hammer Evil at Echo Point (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #5) by Grace York Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie The Fiercest Enemy (A Jack Murphy Thriller Book 9) by Rick Reed


message 46: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Welcome Kylie - you're linked :)


message 47: by Kylie (new)

Kylie D | 740 comments Thanks Brenda 😊


message 48: by Melissa (last edited Feb 22, 2020 04:19PM) (new)

Melissa | 33 comments Easy **COMPLETED**
4/4

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR Kate Morton The Secret Keeper

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title.Lightkeeper's Daughter Iain Lawrence

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE The Art of Friendship Lisa Ireland AA

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice) The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion (295 pages)


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

Brenda | 68779 comments Mod
Welcome Melissa - you're linked :)


message 50: by Catherine (last edited Feb 26, 2020 02:55PM) (new)

Catherine Lee | 13 comments Easy level for me, seeing as I've still got two books to go on the January challenge!

TASKS

#1. February is our second month on the calendar - Read a book which is #2 in a series OR the 2nd on your TBR
And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic AA

#2. 2020 is a leap year, which gives February 29 days - Read a book which contains all the letters L E A P in the title
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

#3. February has Valentine's Day on 14th Feb, so is a month of romance - Read a book where BOTH the author's initials are found in VALENTINE
One Last Child by Anni Taylor AA

#4. February has 8 letters; the month has 29 days - Read a book with either an 8, 2 or 9 in the page count (make sure you indicate page count beside your choice)
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek (279 pages)

And Fire Came Down (Caleb Zelic, #2) by Emma Viskic The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell One Last Child (Tallman's Valley Detectives #1) by Anni Taylor Eat and Run My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek



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