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Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments 2020 February PIFM Challenge

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

✱✱ It’s time to toot your own horns, PIFM-ers!!
Pick a word below that you think best describes yourself:
✱✱

A. Resourceful
B. Intelligent
C. Successful
D. Brave


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

IMPORTANT DATES
Sign ups will remain open until Friday, January 24th @9pm US PST
For your convenience a Time Zone Converter.

You’ll have until Wednesday, January 29th 9 pm US PST to make your recommendations.

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

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


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


message 2: by Sonja (last edited Jan 21, 2020 11:37AM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments TIPS TO MAKE THE CHALLENGE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE!


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

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

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

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

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

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


message 3: by Sonja (last edited Jan 24, 2020 09:59PM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments 2020 February PIFM Participants
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message 4: by Sonja (last edited Jan 29, 2020 03:13PM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments 2020 February PIFM Pairings
Remember you have until Wednesday, January 29th 9PM US PST to make your recommendations!

✔=Picks made

A. Resourceful
✔Carina Next off the shelf
✔LaurLa 04 Pick Me Please
Erina
✔Sonja PIFM
✔TC Read Next
✔Laura H Want to Read
✔Beth faveymepics

B. Intelligent
✔Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress M&G
✔Gabriella my tbr owned
✔Diane ~Firefly~ Next to Read
Suzanne Books I Own
✔Carrie Current TBR
✔Fran (private profile, please friend!) PIFM
Nancy H
✔~~Beth~~ Rom Potential Picks
✔Mary-Megan my PIFM
Rebecca
✔*KathyD* my c-m-g-38

D. Brave
✔Laura TBR or Austen
✔Chaos Book Reviews Want to Read
✔Tamara Want to Read

Please pick for the person beneath you in your group. The last person picks for the first person in your group, so for the Brave group, Tamara will pick for Laura.

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


message 5: by Sonja (last edited Jan 24, 2020 10:07PM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments 2020 February PIFM Rules
Spunky Old Broads February PIFM

According to Holiday Insights.com, February 1st is Spunky Old Broads Day !

I had to laugh and then I got to thinking. What a FUN topic! This special day exists to give all Spunky Old Broads (S.O.B) a day to recognize their importance, and to celebrate themselves and their accomplishments. It’s also the perfect day to give the young ladies among us the opportunity to begin planning and preparing to become a Spunky Old Broad someday. The Spunky Old Broads Day Slogan is Women are like fine wine. They get better with age!

For our February PIFM, when thinking about what an S.O.B. should be, certain words come to mind: successful, independent, self-reliant, smart, intelligent, outgoing and outspoken, resourceful, bold, brave and anything but shy! I think it’s important to be humble and modest in today’s ever-self-promoting society, but I also think we need to build ourselves up and encourage strength and self-confidence in ourselves. So let’s pick some reads for February that emulate some of those Spunky Old Broad qualities and help build each other up with the confidence of a Spunky Old Broad! No matter your actual age, it’s never too late to become an S.O.B.!!

And because February is also American Heart Month, for one of the below topics (except the bonus category), you may substitute the picking rule with either a book with a red cover or one that has a heart anywhere on the cover or in the title/series! You can only use this option once so make it count!

Successful Pick a book with a wealthy character or a character with a ‘title’. Or pick a book with someone wearing formal attire on the cover or with green on the cover.

Independent/Self-Reliant Pick a book that is the 1st in a series, is a standalone book or that has one person on the cover. Or pick a book where the MC has their own business. Or pick a book that contains a 1 in the page count or publication date.

Intelligent/Smart Pick a book with a ‘nerdy’ character or a character deemed intelligent. Or pick a book with an MC who is educated or is getting an education. Or pick a book with a rating of 4 or more on Goodreads.

Out-Spoken/Out-Going Pick a book where the MC travels to a new place or tries something new (your interpretation!). Or pick a book with a sports or sports romance tag (cheering!) or with a ‘loud’ or colorful cover.

Resourceful Pick a book that was recommended to you or you were given as a gift (a resource!). Or pick a book with an MC who is starting over or where family or friends are a key part of the story. Or pick a book with an historical tag.

Bold Pick a book with a cover you consider beautiful or striking or with a mystery or suspense tag. Or pick a book that has been published within the last year (as in Feb 2019 – Feb 2020).

Brave Pick a book where the MC does something daring or outside their comfort zone (your interpretation!). Or pick a book with an animal (Hear me roar!) in the story or on the cover or with a paranormal/fantasy tag.

Anything but Shy Pick a book with an MC who is considered shy or a wallflower or a character who you think grows developmentally in the story. Or pick a book with soft pastel colors on the cover or with the author’s name at the bottom of the cover.

Bonus Category (Optional!) Pick a book with any character you believe is a Spunky Old Broad. (i.e. the MC’s mom, aunt, grandma, older sister, friend, neighbor, etc)

Please make sure you pick a minimum of 4 new-to-them books and 4 from their to-read or preferred shelf for your pickee. If a preferred shelf is given, at least one book must come from that list.

Happy Reading!



message 6: by ☘KathyD☘ (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 2079 comments i’m going to with intelligent. . .even if I don’t feel too intelligent today! ;)
c-m-g-38


message 7: by Laura (new)

Laura  H (shardsofromance) | 1624 comments I'm going with Resourceful, thank you xx

Please use my tbr shelf
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 8: by Mary-Megan (last edited Jan 21, 2020 11:52AM) (new)

Mary-Megan | 2131 comments Let's go with Intelligent (at least I'd like to think I'm smart)

please use: pifm


Diane ~Firefly~ | 1427 comments I'll go with Intelligent

Next to Read Shelf


message 10: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 10934 comments I'm in! (private profile, happy to friend anyone who picks for me)

B. Intelligent

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


message 12: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 203 comments B. Intelligent

Please use tbrowned.


message 13: by Beth (last edited Jan 21, 2020 05:55PM) (new)

Beth  | 175 comments Oh I'm so excited, Sign me up please!!! I'm new to the group and managed to miss the sign up deadline for the last PIFM. As for the descriptor I'll have to go with resourceful (I think). Oh and ,my preferred shelf is fave4mepics. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


Jamie - The Bookish Attitude (thebookishattitude) | 80 comments Brave. This year is all about working my shit out, getting back ontop even if it means being out of my comfort zone :/

please use my want to read shelf.


message 15: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 926 comments B. Intelligent, or so my family tells teases me!


message 16: by 〰️Beth〰️ (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments B. Intelligent
Please use my Rom Potential Picks shelf
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura | 18 comments I am new to all this and hope it goes well. I will choose brave since that is what I am being right now.
Please use my tbr and austen shelves.


message 18: by TC (new)

TC | 26 comments I will go with resourceful - please use my Read Next shelf-
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 19: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 2049 comments I'm in and I would like to think that I'm a B-Intelligent. Please use my Books-I-Own Shelf, for I may be intelligent I am also broke lol. If it's also on Audible, that would be even better!


message 20: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 826 comments B. Intelligent

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


message 21: by Tamara (new)

Tamara (tacraig) | 12 comments I am going with Brave - please pick something from my Want to read shelf. I am trying to push myself to read even the ones that scare me.


message 22: by Sonja (last edited Jan 22, 2020 04:38PM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments Okay, I'm updated to Message 17. I'll get the rest tomorrow... way too busy of a day for my taste!
Welcome PIFM newbies Beth and Laura!

Chaos, your rationale made me giggle and cheer and want to air-five you! You go, Brave! :)


message 23: by 〰️Beth〰️ (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments Sonja wrote: "Okay, I'm updated to Message 17. I'll get the rest tomorrow... way too busy of a day for my taste!
Welcome PIFM newbies Beth and Laura! .."


Thanks Sonja, I actually just returning. I had to stop doing the challenge last spring because of health issues. I am excited to be back!


message 24: by Laura (new)

Laura | 18 comments Thanks for the welcome Sonja! This will probably be a lot of fun!


message 25: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Jan 23, 2020 07:25AM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 1782 comments I’m going to with intelligent. . .even though some days I don’t feel too intelligent 😉
M&G


message 26: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments 〰️Beth〰️ wrote: "Sonja wrote: "Okay, I'm updated to Message 17. I'll get the rest tomorrow... way too busy of a day for my taste!
Welcome PIFM newbies Beth and Laura! .."

Thanks Sonja, I actually just returning. ..."


Oh my! That means we have two Beths now! Welcome BACK ~~Beth~~! Glad things seem to be better for you so you can join again! Knew I recognized your name! :)
And welcome new-comer Beth!


message 27: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments Laura wrote: "Thanks for the welcome Sonja! This will probably be a lot of fun!"

I might be biased Laura, but since I'm hosting.... of course it'll be fun!! :D :D LOL!


message 28: by Sonja (last edited Jan 23, 2020 09:32AM) (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments Okay I'm updated through Message 26 (Carmen)! Looks like we have two more new-comers: TC and Erina! Welcome to PIFM!

Can everyone please double-check your name and group to ensure I've got your group and your preferred shelf correct? If you did not specify a shelf, I just linked to your profile - but I'm happy to update it to a specific shelf if you want me to! Just LMK!

Just two days left to sign up!


message 29: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3256 comments I'd consider myself Resourceful :-)
04-pick-me-please


Jamie - The Bookish Attitude (thebookishattitude) | 80 comments Sonja wrote: "Okay, I'm updated to Message 17. I'll get the rest tomorrow... way too busy of a day for my taste!
Welcome PIFM newbies Beth and Laura!

Chaos, your rationale made me giggle and cheer and want to..."



It's absolutely how crazy last year was for me.
I will also accept and air-five you right back!
P.s my link shelf if perfect thankyou! 😍


message 31: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments LOL, I hear that Chaos! I cannot believe how fast last year went and this one is going the same way!


message 32: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments WE HAVE JUST A FEW HOURS LEFT!!!

Sign-ups close at 9pm PST! I'll have pairings and picking rules posted within an hour or so though it'll be slower since I'll be on my laptop!


message 33: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bexsi) | 777 comments B. Intelligent


message 34: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments And we're closed! Have patience.... I'm going to get this going soon as I can...


message 35: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments Pairings are in Message 4 and Rules are in Message 5!


message 36: by TC (last edited Jan 25, 2020 02:37AM) (new)

TC | 26 comments Hi Laura H! We don't have books in common and have different reading preferences, but I looked over all your shelves and I hope I've chosen books you will enjoy. If you need repicks or more choices, please let me know.

1. Successful:
NEW: Something Borrowed by L. Loryn (Wealthy, Free on Amazon. I had trouble finding something good for this category, I liked the plot summary, but reviews are mixed.)
WTR: How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee (The plot sounds great)

2. Independent/Self-Reliant:
NEW: Small Town Soulmate by Jeremy Jenkins (Standalone, On Kindle Unlimited, New Release, I really liked the plot summary)
WTR: Born to Be Wild by Patti Berg (Has own business. Sounds like a fun book. You rated another book by this author highly)

3. Intelligent/Smart Pick:
NEW: Asher and His Geek Daddies by R. Cayden ("Nerdy" character. NOTE: This is Book 4 but says it can be read as a standalone and I liked the plot idea better. However if you want Book 1 Brick's Geeks would also fit. You rated another book by this author highly. Both on Kindle Unlimited.)
WTR: Mr. January by Bailey Bradford ("Nerdy" character. Paranormal element. Currently free on Amazon.)

4. Out-Spoken/Out-Going:
NEW: Rushing by Walker Frost (Sports/Something New. On Kindle Unlimited and currently free on Amazon. New release. Plot sounded cute.)
WTR: The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair (Sports. Plot sounds great, good reviews.)

5. Resourceful:
NEW:The One Decent Thing by Eliot Grayson (Starting Over. I liked the blurb of this one so much I put it on my own WTR. It's available on Kindle Unlimited. New release, Highly rated.)
WTR: Help Wanted by Alison Hendricks (Family. This one sounds cute and fluffy and I've picked quite a few more serious ones so... Available on Kindle Unlimited.)

6. Bold:
NEW: Badlands by Morgan Brice (Mystery. I read Book 3 (Loose Ends) earlier this month and loved it, but I feel I should have read Book 1 first, so that's what I'm recommending to you as from the ratings, the whole series is solid.)
WTR: Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey (Mystery. I thought the plot sounded good and I loved the cover. Lots of good ratings.)

7. Brave:
NEW: Betrayed by Skye R. Richmond (Paranormal/animal on cover. New release, good ratings, shifter romance. Available on Kindle Unlimited.)
WTR: The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston (Paranormal. You've rated other books by the author highly and this one has good ratings as well.)

8. Anything but Shy:
NEW: When Hearts Collide by Max Hudson (Author name at bottom. New release, available on Kindle Unlimited. I thought the plot sounded really promising.)
WTR: Only One Month by Hallie Deighton (Author name at bottom. I thought the plot sounded good.)

Note: I can volunteer to do picks/repicks for someone if needed. In that case if possible message me so I get a notification.


message 37: by Laura (new)

Laura  H (shardsofromance) | 1624 comments TC wrote: "Hi Laura H! We don't have books in common and have different reading preferences, but I looked over all your shelves and I hope I've chosen books you will enjoy. If you need repicks or more choices..."

Oh wow, these choices are incredible! You went so in depth and these are all perfect for me, thank you so much. Can't wait to get started xx


message 38: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella | 203 comments Hi, Diane! Here are my picks for you, I hope you find something you like :D

Successful
TBR - Dark in Death by JD Robb
NEW - Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Independent/Self-Reliant
TBR - Death in the Air by Agatha Christie
NEW - Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Intelligent/Smart
TBR - Goddess of Light by PC Cast
NEW - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Out-Spoken/Out-Going
TBR - Dial C For Chihuahua by Waverly Curtis
NEW - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Resourceful
TBR - Pale as the Dead by Fiona Mountain
NEW - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Bold
TBR - Remember the Alimony by Bethany True
NEW - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Brave
TBR - Imagine by Jill Barnett
NEW - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Anything but Shy
TBR - Unmanned by Lois Greiman
NEW - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


message 39: by Laura (last edited Jan 25, 2020 07:50AM) (new)

Laura  H (shardsofromance) | 1624 comments For Beth You have a great bunch of books on your shelfs, I found a few I loved that i had to recommend so i hope you find something you enjoy from these! If want repicks or more options let me know.

Successful
[TBR] On His Knees by Cathryn Fox Wealthy
[New] Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica, #1) by Beth Fantaskey Formal

Independent/Self-Reliant
[TBR] Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts (Claimings, #1) by Lyn Gala 1st in a series,
[New] Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister Standalone book

Intelligent/Smart
[New] Baby, I'm Yours by Susan Andersen Smart
[Tbr] Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan Avg rating 4.41

Out-Spoken/Out-Going
[Tbr] Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell, #1) by R.L. Mathewson Try something new
[New] Caught Running by Madeleine Urban Sports

Resourceful
[Tbr] Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Historical
[New] P.S. I Love You (P.S. I Love You, #1) by Cecelia Ahern Start over/ family/friends

Bold
[New] Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie Mystery
[Tbr] Release by Aly Martinez Pub Jan 2020

Brave
[Tbr] Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Paranormal/fantasy
[New] Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace Daring

Anything but Shy
[New] Free Falling by Debra Webb Authors name at bottom
[Tbr] Caged (Mastered, #4) by Lorelei James Soft

Bonus Category
[New] Talk to Me by Roseanne Beck Aunt Marge


message 40: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1427 comments Gabriella wrote: "Hi, Diane! Here are my picks for you, I hope you find something you like :D

Successful
TBR - Dark in Death by JD Robb
NEW - Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Independent/S..."


Thanks for the great picks Gabriella!


message 41: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19188 comments OMG - I totally missed this, first one in forever. Stupid Bachelor Challenge... 😂


message 42: by Sonja (new)

Sonja (sonjac) | 1032 comments Omg MKat!!! How did that happen?! We’ll stick around, I already have at least one person who can pick for you!!


message 43: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 19188 comments Sonja wrote: "Omg MKat!!! How did that happen?! We’ll stick around, I already have at least one person who can pick for you!!"

Thanks Sonja! 💕


message 44: by Nancy H (last edited Jan 25, 2020 04:19PM) (new)

Nancy H | 926 comments Hi Beth,
Here are your picks. I hope you find something you like, and if not please let me know and I can give you more.

Wealthy character - Flirting With Danger; Character with a 'title' - The Princess Affair
Flirting With Danger (Samantha Jellicoe, #1) by Suzanne Enoch The Princess Affair by Nell Stark

Independent/Self-Reliant: 1st in series - Flirting with the Frenemy; Contains a '1' - This one was published on July 21, 2015 - The Rosie Effect
Flirting with the Frenemy (Bro Code #1) by Pippa Grant The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2) by Graeme Simsion

Intelligent/Smart: Two with intelligent characters - Break Free and A Curious Beginning (I love this series!)
Break Free (Smart Girl Mafia, #1) by Amiee Smith A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn

Out-spoken/Out-going: MC travels to new place - Less; Colorful cover - The Unhoneymooners
Less by Andrew Sean Greer The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Resourceful: Book series given to me and really good - A Single Thread; Family key to story - Dreaming in Chocolate
A Single Thread (Cobbled Court Quilts, #1) by Marie Bostwick Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell

Bold: Mystery tag, chocolate, and two hunky guys (all always good, imo, lol) - Criminal Confections; Published in last year - The Lying Hours
Criminal Confections (A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery, #1) by Colette London The Lying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #5) by Sara Ney

Brave: Two with MC outside their comfort zones - First Class to New York and A Summer at Sea
First Class to New York (First Class Novels, #1) by A.J. Harmon A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde

Anything but Shy: MC grows developmentally - Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me; Pastel colors on cover (and really good) - Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe (Comfort Food Cafe #1) by Debbie Johnson

BONUS: Spunky Old Broad - I absolutely LOVE the grandma, Grandma Mazur, in Janet Evanovich's series and well as MC Stephanie Plum's sidekick, Lulu. Both women are beyond spunky and are hilarious! The first one in the series is One for the Money but both Grandma and Lulu really shine in the later books! (You could read a later one as a stand-alone and it would be okay, I'm sure.)
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich

Happy Reading!


message 45: by Laura (last edited Jan 26, 2020 09:15AM) (new)

Laura | 18 comments Chaos! Here are your PIFM Recommendations. Have Fun!!!


1.Successful/Wealthy
WTR:Sway[author:Adriana Locke
New:Park Avenue Player[author:Penelope Ward

2.Independent/Self Reliant
WTR:Game Player [author:B.J. Harvey
New:The Billionaire's Rival [author:Jeannette Winters

3.Intelligent/Smart
WTR:Lines[author:Anna B. Doe
New:Love at First Sight[author:Maggie Dallen

4.Outspoken/Outgoing
WTR:Into The Fire[author:Leah Sharelle
New:The Devil's Angels[author:Lola Wright

5.Resourceful
WTR:The Nearness Of You[author:Iris Morland
New:Brody's Redemption[author:Kay Lyons

6.Bold
WTR:Pack's Promise[author:Julie Trettel
New:Tooth & Claw[author:Lynn Katzenmeyer

7.Brave
WTR:Sorcery Of Thorns[author:Margaret Rogerson
New:Wicked Fox author:Kat Cho

8.Anything But Shy
WTR:Eleanor&Grey by Brittany C. Cherry
New:A Five Minute Life[author:Emma Scott


message 47: by 〰️Beth〰️ (last edited Jan 25, 2020 07:50PM) (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments Mary-Megan wrote: "Let's go with Intelligent (at least I'd like to think I'm smart)please use: pifm"

Hi Mary-Megan
Please let me know if you need your picks changed. Hope you find something enjoyable!

Successful
TBR: The Christmas Room
TBR: Gorgeous
The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

Independent/Self-Reliant Sorry I couldn’t decide so you have 3 options
TBR: The Bromance Book Club
NEW: The Rosie Project
NEW: Out of the Easy
The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club, #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Intelligent/Smart
TBR: The Versions of Us
NEW: Mistress of the Art of Death
The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1) by Ariana Franklin

Out-Spoken/Out-Going
TBR: The Sweet Spot
NEW: The Bride
The Sweet Spot (Willamette Valley #1) by Heather Heyford The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées, #1) by Julie Garwood

Resourceful
TBR: Sold on a Monday
NEW: The Obituary Society
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris The Obituary Society (The Obituary Society, #1) by Jessica L. Randall

Bold
TBR: The Giver of Stars
NEW: The Secret Sister
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes The Secret Sister (Fairham Island, #1) by Brenda Novak

Brave
TBR: Small Wars
NEW: Open Season
Small Wars by Sadie Jones Open Season by Linda Howard

Anything but Shy
TBR: Only Child
NEW: Worth the Weight
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin Worth the Weight (The Worth, #1) by Mara Jacobs

Bonus Category (Optional!) A Spunky Old Broad
TBR: Aunt Dimity's Death
NEW: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry This grandma defines spunky!
Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity Mystery #1) by Nancy Atherton My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

💖📚Happy Reading📚💖


message 48: by 〰️Beth〰️ (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 244 comments Nancy H wrote: "Hi Beth,
Here are your picks. I hope you find something you like, and if not please let me know and I can give you more..."


💖Thank You Nancy💖

Great picks. I am excited. I have read Suzanne Enoch historical but not contemporary. And for some reason I have never read a book by Janet Evanovich so I will start with book one.

Hope you have a wonderful February❣️😘❣️


message 49: by Mary-Megan (new)

Mary-Megan | 2131 comments 〰️Beth〰️
Thanks for my picks! I can't wait to get started!


Jamie - The Bookish Attitude (thebookishattitude) | 80 comments Tamara,
I found this topic to be really easy to find books that worked with the categories so I'm hoping that you find some books that I picked to be enjoyable!

Successful
To Be Read The Tycoon's Revenge
New Heartless

Independent/Self-Reliant
To Be Read Shark's Edge
New Breaker

Intelligent/Smart Pick
To Be Read Teach Me
New The Year We Fell Down

Out-Spoken/Out-Going
To Be Read Challenge
New Fractured Promises

Resourceful
To Be Read Texas Mail Order Bride
New His Sweetness (my mother-in-law gave me this for Christmas)

Bold
To Be Read The List
New King

Brave
To Be Read The Kiss Quotient
New Lumberjack Werebear (this is the first book in its collection, While it is a shifter book, I chose it because in one way or another T.S Joyce's characters are broken or hurt and they are always the ones that put themselves back together, break down theirs and the other persons barriers and find their inner strength)

Anything but Shy
To Be Read The Candle Palace
New #Nerd

Bonus/Spunky Old Braod
To Be Read Louisiana Longshot
New Dropout


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