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message 1: by Jenne (last edited Jan 26, 2015 07:32AM) (new)

Jenne  (JennetheInstigator) | 7439 comments

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


You may substitute one month with a challenge from another month if it is too challenging OR you may create your own challenge for that month. Remember...it needs to be CHALLENGING!

You may join in at any time and start with the given month!


message 2: by V Nerd (last edited Aug 14, 2015 03:24AM) (new)

V Nerd  (VNerd) | 5307 comments Arghhh Jenne why do you do this to me lol


The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge! 

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January DONE
Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
(view spoiler)

February DONE
Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
(view spoiler)

March DONE
March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
(view spoiler)


April - DONE
April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
(view spoiler)

May - DONE
May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc. 
(view spoiler)

JUNE - DONE
June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations. 
(view spoiler)

JULY - DONE
July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
(view spoiler)

AUGUST - DONE
August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
(view spoiler)


September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession. 

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc. 

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre. 



message 3: by NancyHelen (last edited Dec 31, 2015 11:26PM) (new)

NancyHelen | 369 comments Uh oh, its the start of the 2015 challenges! As if I don't have enough challenges on the go already...

The Really, Really Hard Challenge Take 3!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2015


January
This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

1. ✔Myra Breckinridge & Myron by Gore Vidal - 1.1.15 ★★★★
2. ✔The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - 5.1.15 ★★★★★
3. ✔Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup - 7.1.15 ★★★★
4. ✔Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - 15.1.15 ★★★★
5. ✔At the Sign of the Sugared Plum by Mary Hooper - 23.1.15 ★★★

February
This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

1. ✔Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin - 15.2.15 ★★★
2. ✔Live by Night by Dennis Lehane - 18.2.15 ★★★★★
3. ✔The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly - 22.2.15 ★★★
4. ✔Death Dance by Linda Fairstein - 27.2.15 ★★★★
5. ✔A Dying Light in Corduba by Lindsey Davis - 28.2.15 ★★★★

Hide and Seek (Inspector Rebus, #2) by Ian Rankin Live by Night by Dennis Lehane The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly Death Dance (Alexandra Cooper, #8) by Linda Fairstein A Dying Light in Corduba (Marcus Didius Falco, #8) by Lindsey Davis

March
This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

1. ✔If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino - 5.3.15 ★★★ (260)
2. ✔One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters - 6.3.15 ★★★★★ (+254 = 514)
3. ✔Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin - 8.3.15 ★★★★ (+304 = 818)
4. ✔Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass - 11.3.15 ★★ (+344 = 1162)
5. ✔All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - 13.3.15 ★★★★★ (+544 =1706)
6. ✔Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - 14.3.15 ★★★★★ (+541 = 2247)
7. ✔Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - 18.3.15 ★★ (+461 = 2708)
8. ✔Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter, 1979-1997 by John O'Farrell - 21.3.15 ★★★★ (+336 = 3044)

April
This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. ✔The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy - 2.4.15 ★★★★★ (Crime)
2. ✔The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer - 4.4.15 ★★★★ (Contemporary)
3. ✔Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith - 8.4.15 ★★★★ (Cosy Mystery)
4. ✔The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Simon Mawer - 18.4.15 ★★★★ (Historical Fiction)
5. ✔On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan - 22.4.15 ★★★★ (Literature)

May
This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. ✔Passing by Nella Larsen - 3.5.15 ★★★★ (a death)
2. ✔The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson - 4.5.15 ★★★★ (end of Pluto being known as a planet)
3. ✔The Tragic Bride by Francis Brett Young - 16.5.15 ★★★★ (end of a love affair)
4. ✔Pet Sematary by Stephen King - 21.5.15 ★★★★★ (end of everything for the main character)
5. ✔My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier - 28.5.15 ★★★★ (death)

June
This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1. ✔Death Calls On The Witches: A Novel by Jan Mårtenson - 2.6.15 ★★★ (Sweden)
2. ✔Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene - 3.6.15 ★★★★ (Spain)
3. ✔Guilt Trip by Anne Cassidy - 4.6.15 ★★ (England)
4. ✔No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy - 4.6.15 ★★★★ (USA)
5. ✔The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears - 12.6.15 ★★★★★ (Italy)

July
This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
1. ✔Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - 7.7.15 ★★★★
2. ✔Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood - 11.7.15 ★★★★★
3. ✔Venice: Pure City by Peter Ackroyd - 26.7.15 ★★★
4. ✔Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts - 29.7.15 ★★★
5. ✔The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - 31.7.15 ★★
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, #1) by Kerry Greenwood Venice Pure City by Peter Ackroyd Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa

August
This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
1. ✔The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman - 10.8.15 ★★★★
2. ✔Light of the Western Stars by Zane Grey - 13.8.15 ★★★ (romance)
3. ✔First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - 18.8.15 ★★★★ (romance)
4. ✔Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - 25.8.15 ★★★★★ (romance)
5. ✔Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - 29.8.15 ★★★★ (romance)

September
This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
1. ✔Fool Moon by Jim Butcher - 2.9.15 ★★★ (wizard)
2. ✔Flyboys by James D. Bradley - 4.9.15 ★★★★ (pilot)
3. ✔Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow by Peter Høeg - 6.9.15 ★★★★ (scientist)
4. ✔44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith - 18.9.15 ★★★★ (art gallery worker)
5. ✔Moon Called by Patricia Briggs - 23.9.15 ★★★★ (mechanic)

October
This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.
I failed October!!!

November
This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
1. ✔Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs - 8.11.15 ★★★★
2. ✔The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett - 13.11.15 ★★★★
3. ✔Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - 17.11.15 ★★★★
4. ✔Us by David Nicholls - 18.11.15 ★★★
5. ✔Naked in Death by J.D. Robb - 24.11.15 ★★★★★

December
This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
1. ✔Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon - 2.12.15 ★★★★ (673 pages!)


message 4: by Penni (last edited Dec 06, 2014 01:06PM) (new)

Penni | 992 comments Jenne. Stop it. Just stop it. LOL


January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 5: by Roger - president of NBR United - (last edited Dec 11, 2014 09:04AM) (new)

Roger - president of NBR United - (Roger_PresidentofNBRUnited) | 856 comments January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. The Sin Eater's Prince
2. Double Alchemy
3. Waiting, Hoping, Wishing
4. Picking up the Pieces
5. There Will Be Phlogiston

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

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March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 6: by Taya (last edited Oct 04, 2015 10:29AM) (new)

Taya | 278 comments I'm in.

√ January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors. (view spoiler)
√February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day (view spoiler)
√March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.(view spoiler)
3062/3000
April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres. (view spoiler)
May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc. (view spoiler)
√June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
(view spoiler)
√July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
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August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
Against the Grain 8/5
Lush in Lace 8/12
Level Hands 8/17
The Truth About Forever 8/23
Guns n' Boys: Swamp Blood 8/28

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message 7: by Stella ╰☆╮╰☆╮ (last edited Jan 17, 2015 05:28AM) (new)

Stella ╰☆╮╰☆╮ (STELLAMATTA) I'm really hating this group! :D
I'm in!!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1.Moment of Impact 01/16/15 ★★★★
2.Ryan's Wizard 01/11/15 ★★★
3.The Price of Falling ★★★★ 01/06/15
4.Slow Bloom 01/03/15 ★★★
5.Defying Convention 01/06/15 ★★★★


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message 8: by K~Terror (last edited Jul 03, 2015 04:11PM) (new)

K~Terror (K-Terror) | 4537 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January -------------------------------------------> **COMPLETED**
5 books that are new to you authors
✔1. The Martian by Andy Weir - Read 01/02 ♡♡♡♡♡
✔2. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas - Read 01/03 ♡♡♡♡♡
✔3. A Modern Witch by Debora Geary - Read 01/03 ☆☆☆
✔4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - Read 01/06 ♡♡♡♡♡
✔5. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire - Read 01/06 ☆☆☆
The Martian by Andy Weir Then Came You (Gamblers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas A Modern Witch (A Modern Witch, #1) by Debora Geary Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1) by Seanan McGuire

February -------------------------------------------> **COMPLETED**
5 books with a red or pink cover
✔1. UnEnchanted - Read 02/06 ☆☆.5
✔2. The Mime Order - Read 02/07 ♡♡♡♡
✔3. The Ruby Circle - Read 12/14 ♡♡♡♡
✔4. Dreaming of You - Read 02/16 ☆☆☆☆
✔5. The Girl in 6E - Read 02/17 ☆☆☆☆
✔6. The Outlaw Demon Wails - Read 2/17 ☆☆☆.5
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1) by Chanda Hahn The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1) by A.R. Torre The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6) by Kim Harrison

March -------------------------------------------> **COMPLETED**
Read 3000 pages
1. The Kingdom - P376 -> 376 Pages MTD
2. A Reason To Believe - P217 -> 593 Pages MTD
3. The Prophet - P347 -> 940 Pages MTD
4. My Sister's Grave - P410 -> 1,350 Pages MTD
5. Asylum - P310 -> 1,660 Pages MTD
6. Tempting Evil - P371 -> 2,031 Pages MTD
7. Touch & Geaux - P349 -> 2,380 Paes MTD
8. The Boyfriend Mandate - P284 -> 2,664 Pages MTD
9. Vision in Silver - P400 -> 3,064 Pages MTD
The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen, #2) by Amanda Stevens A Reason To Believe by Diana Copland The Prophet (Graveyard Queen, #3) by Amanda Stevens My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni Asylum (Asylum, #1) by Madeleine Roux Tempting Evil (Riley Jenson Guardian #3) by Keri Arthur Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run, #7) by Abigail Roux The Boyfriend Mandate (The Boyfriend Chronicles, #2) by River Jaymes Vision in Silver (The Others, #3) by Anne Bishop

April -------------------------------------------> **COMPLETED**
Read 5 books from 5 different genres
1. Historical Fiction: Unsinkable - Read 4/11
2. YA Fantasy: Half Wild - Read 4/12
3. New Adult Contemporary Romance: The Law of Moses - Read 4/10
4. Erotica: The Professional - Read 4/5
5. M/M Romance: Crash & Burn - Read 4/2
6: Urban Fantasy: Bound to Shadows - Read 4/11
7. Historical Romance: It Happened One Autumn - Read 4/1
Unsinkable (Titanic, #1) by Gordon Korman Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2) by Sally Green The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon The Professional (The Game Maker, #1) by Kresley Cole Crash & Burn (Cut & Run, #9) by Abigail Roux It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas

May -------------------------------------------> **COMPLETED**
Read 5 books where something comes to an end
1. Life comes to an end: Before I Go - Read 5/23
2. Series comes to an end: The Witch With No Name - Read 5/20
3. Series comes to an end: 'Til Death - Read 5/21
4. Series comes to an end: Sever - Read 5/21
5. Dracula comes to an end: The Tale Of The Vampire Bride - Read 5/30
Before I Go by Colleen Oakley The Witch With No Name (The Hollows, #13) by Kim Harrison 'Til Death (Conversion, #3) by S.C. Stephens Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) by Lauren DeStefano The Tale Of The Vampire Bride (Vampire Bride, #1) by Rhiannon Frater

June -------------------------------------------> **COMPLETED**
Read 5 books set in different locations
1. Magonia | Location: Magonia (Planet) | Read 6/15
2. Stitching Snow | Location: Thanda (Planet) | Read 6/20
3. I Am Livia | Location: Rome | Read 6/23
4. Younger | Location: London | Read 6/24
5. The Wishing Thread | Location: New York | Read 6/25
Magonia by Maria Dahvana HeadleyStitching Snow by R.C. LewisI Am Livia by Phyllis T. SmithYounger by Suzanne MunshowerThe Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen

July
Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover
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2.
3.
4.
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Marrow by Tarryn FisherNo Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3) by Kresley ColeBitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) by Kelley ArmstrongCroak (Croak, #1) by Gina DamicoThe Ghost and the Graveyard (Knight Games, #1) by Genevieve JackThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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message 9: by Debbie (Doc) (last edited Aug 06, 2015 03:32AM) (new)

Debbie (Doc) | 1420 comments Well... I've already blown one of my New Year's resolutions for 2015. I said that I wasn't going to sign up for many challenges next year. The first one I see is this one!

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors. COMPLETED (view spoiler)


February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day Completed (view spoiler)

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages. (view spoiler)

Total 3,138 Pages


April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

Rack & Ruin
Murder of Crows
Fish & Chips
Immortal Rider
Texas Tango

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

The Burning Room
Survivor In Death
Forever and a Day
Mate Bond
No Place to Run
June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

Tangled
Targeted
Hidden Away
Yellow Crocus
Marking Time


July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

Cinder
Entwined
Shelter Mountain
The Shadows
Still the One

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 20, 2015 12:23AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1364 comments This should be doable.


The Really, Really Hard Challenge Take 3!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2015


January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
The Horse Goddess - Morgan Llywelyn 1/4
Archer's Voice - Mia Sheridan 1/6
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey 1/8
Moloka'i - Alan Brennert 1/18

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
Antiques Flee Market - Barbara Allan 2/4
Scarlet - Jordan Summers 2/7
If You Give a Rake a Ruby - Shana Galen 2/22
Candy Cane Murder - Joanna Fluke 2/26
Antiques Flee Market (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, #3) by Barbara Allan Scarlet (Dead World, #2) by Jordan Summers If You Give a Rake a Ruby (Jewels of the Ton, #2) by Shana Galen Candy Cane Murder (Hannah Swensen, #9.5) by Joanne Fluke

✔March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages. (Read 3,012 pages)
Spellbound Falls - Janet Chapman (325 pages) 3/1
Sapphires Are an Earl's Best Friend - Shana Galen (324 pages) 3/1
Alice in Zombieland - Gena Showalter (404 pages) 3/3
About That Night - Julie James (284 pages) 3/3
Playing to Win - Jaci Burton (320 pages) 3/4
Faithful Place - Tana French (400 pages) 3/4
Tanith Low in the Maleficent Seven - Derek Landy (288 pages) 3/4
Zoo - James Patterson (395 pages) 3/5
Dr. Franklin's Island - Ann Halam (272 pages) 3/6

✔April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. [Mystery]Think of a Number - John Verdon 4/1
2. [Classics]Curtain - Agatha Christie 4/2
3. [M/M] Fatal Shadows - Josh Lanyon 4/6
4. [Religious]The Book of Names - Jill Gregory 4/13
5. [Fantasy]A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan 4/15

✔May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end.
1. Baby - J.K. Accinni (m.c. dies) 5/3
2. City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare (lots of chars die) 5/17
3. Burial Rites - Hannah Kent (m.c. dies) 5/20
4. The Crimson Crown - Cinda Williams Chima (series conclusion) 5/22
5. The Dying of the Light - Derek Landy (series conclusion) 5/25

✔June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1. [Colorado]Dark Tort - Diane Mott Davidson 6/1
2. [Scotland]Never Love a Highlander - Maya Banks 6/6
3. [Canada]Hungry for You - Lynsay Sands 6/7
4. [England]The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker - Leanna Renee Hieber 6/14
5. [Denmark]Invisible Murder- Lene Kaaberbøl 6/15

✔July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
Beauty and the Blacksmith - Tessa Dare 7/6
Thrill Ride - Julie Ann Walker 7/10
Dragonquest - Anne McCaffrey 7/17
The Assassin's Blade - Sarah Maas 7/18
Forbidden - Jacquelyn Frank 7/31
Beauty and the Blacksmith (Spindle Cove, #3.5) by Tessa Dare Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4) by Julie Ann Walker Dragonquest (Pern, #2) by Anne McCaffrey The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas Forbidden (The World of Nightwalkers, #1) by Jacquelyn Frank

✔August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
Nauti Temptress - Lora Leigh (erotic) 8/12
Quarterback Draw - Jaci Burton (2015 release) 8/25
Still the One - Jill Shalvis (2015 release) 8/13
Caught Read-Handed - Terrie Farley Moran (2015 release) 8/3
Born in Chains - Caris Roane (erotic) 8/30
Nauti Temptress (Nauti Girls, #1) by Lora Leigh Quarterback Draw (Play by Play, #9) by Jaci Burton Still the One (Animal Magnetism, #6) by Jill Shalvis Caught Read-Handed by Terrie Farley Moran Born in Chains (Men in Chains, #1) by Caris Roane

✔September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
Hope Flames - Jaci Burton (veterinarian) 9/4
Savage Nature - Christine Feehan (travel guide) 9/5
Trouble in Spades - Heather Webber (gardener) 9/6
Hell for Leather - Julie Ann Walker (accountant) 9/11
Forever - Jacquelyn Frank (psychiatrist) 9/23

✔October – This month: Redo April: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
Wulfe Untamed - Pamela Palmer (paranormal) 10/4
Fifty Shades Freed - E.L. James (BDSM/erotica) 10/6
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters (historical fiction) 10/8
Days of Blood & Starlight - Laini Taylor (young adult) 10/13
Butterfly - Kathryn Harvey (chick lit) 10/17

✔November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
Stuck on You - Patti Berg (50 States - Wyoming) 11/1
Butterfly - Sharon Sala (SRC Challenge) 11/1
Dead Head - Rosemary Harris (50 States - Connecticut) 11/6
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell (50 States - Nebraska) 11/22
Tempted At Midnight - Jacquie D'Alessandro (final book in CCC OPI challenge) 11/19

✔December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre. (Paranormal= 1,786 pages)
The Highlander Next Door - Janet Chapman (417 pages) 12/2
Waterborne - Katherine Irons (320 pages) 12/5
Big Bad Beast - Shelly Laurenston (307 pages) 12/6
Tangle of Need - Nalini Singh (422 pages) 12/12
Dragonbane - Sherrilyn Kenyon (320 pages) 12/15
The Highlander Next Door (Spellbound Falls, #6) by Janet Chapman Waterborne (Seaborne, #3) by Katherine Irons Big Bad Beast (Pride, #6) by Shelly Laurenston Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11) by Nalini Singh Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter #25; Lords of Avalon, #4; Were-Hunter, #9, Hellchaser, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


message 11: by Anu (last edited Nov 02, 2015 12:46AM) (new)

Anu | 22 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors. (view spoiler)

Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!) How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by America's Master Communicator, George Lois by George Lois The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Blood Feud The Clintons vs. the Obamas by Edward Klein The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan


February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day (view spoiler)

Bombshell (FBI Thriller, #17) by Catherine Coulter Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie Invisible by James Patterson On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark


March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

Pages 2104/3000
(view spoiler)

Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

(view spoiler)
The Sceptical Patriot Exploring the Truths Behind the Zero and Other Indian Glories by Sidin Vadukut Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Killing Jesus A History by Bill O'Reilly Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2) by Lois Lowry


May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc. (view spoiler)

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark Remember Me Rumah Kenangan  by Mary Higgins Clark Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

(view spoiler)
Lost Lake (Lost Lake, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club, #13) by James Patterson Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) by Orson Scott Card Messenger (The Giver Quartet, #3) by Lois Lowry

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover. (view spoiler)
The Cinderella Murder (Under Suspicion #1) by Mary Higgins Clark The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom Wonder by R.J. Palacio Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3) by Orson Scott Card


August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

(view spoiler)
The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

(view spoiler)

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Touch & Go (Tessa Leoni, #2) by Lisa Gardner The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle The Queen and I by Sue Townsend Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

October – This month: Replace with Novembers challenge - 5 books to finish a challenge

(view spoiler)

Yes Please by Amy Poehler Xenocide (The Ender Quintet, #4) by Orson Scott Card The Martian by Andy Weir Dark Places by Gillian Flynn The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

(view spoiler)

Son (The Giver Quartet, #4) by Lois Lowry

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 12: by Lisa (last edited Aug 12, 2015 06:57AM) (new)

Lisa January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

√January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. Property-Valerie Martin 1-9-15
2. The Year of the Rat 1-15-15-by Clare Furniss
3. The Forbidden Library 1-18-15 by Django Wexler
4. Before You 1-19-15 by Amber Hart
5. Pegasus-Kate O'Hearn 1-23-15

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Another Little Piece 2-4-15
2. Sophias War 2-10-15
3. Poison Study 2-19-15
4.
5.
√March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages. 3186 pages
1. Rush Revere and the American Revolution 3-2-15 244 pages
2. Better To Wish 3-3-15 226 pages
3. Beast 3-5-15 272 pages
4. The Raft 3-7-15 231 pages
5. If You Stay 3-8-15 352 pages
6. The Ever After Bird 3-7-15 240 pages
7. Castle Behind Thorns 3-11-15 332 pages
8. If He Had Been With Me 3-13-15 330 pages
9. Girls That Rocked the World Vol1 256 pages
10. The War That Saved My Life 3-19-15 316 pages
11. Cinder 3-21-15 387 pages

√April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. Jeffersons Sons 4-1-15 HF
2. How to Love 4-3-15 YA romance
3. The Secret Hum of a Daisy 4-5-15 JF
4. The Fall 4-8-15 YA Horror
5. The First Days 4-10-15-Dystopian

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl 5-2-15
2. The Distance Between Lost and Found 5-3-15
3. As the World Dies Vol 1 5-7-15
4. Dragonfly 5-9-15
5. When My Heart Was Wicked 5-11-15

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1. Echo 6-1-15 Germany
2. First There Was Forever 6-2-15 California
3. Born Free 6-5-15 Africa
4. As the World Dies Vol 3 6-4-15 Texas
5. Fig 6-5-15 Kansas

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
1. The Night We Said Yes 7-3-15
2. Every Last Word 7-4-15
3. Apple and Rain 7-8-15
4. Emmy & Oliver 7-21-15
5. Proof of Forever 7-30-15

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
1. Ruby on the Outside 8-9-15
2. Kissing In America 8-11-15
September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 13: by Ashley (last edited May 31, 2015 10:47AM) (new)

Ashley  (AshleyCW) | 348 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January- Read 5 books that are new to you authors
1. Faith Hunter- Skinwalker 1/5
2. Tara Sivec- Seduction and Snacks 1/6
3. Karen Marie Moning- Darkfever 1/13
4. Kate Delany- Maggie for Hire 1/14
5. Colleen Hoover- Maybe Someday 1/19

Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning Maggie for Hire (Maggie MacKay, Magical Tracker, #1) by Kate Danley Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1) by Colleen Hoover


FebruaryRead 5 books with a red or pink cover
1. Single White Vampire 2/2
2. Futures and Frosting 2/3
3. A Bite to Remember 2/4
4. Crime Seen 2/9
5. The Job 2/10

Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3) by Lynsay Sands Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers, #2) by Tara Sivec A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5) by Lynsay Sands Crime Seen (Psychic Eye Mystery, #5) by Victoria Laurie The Job (Fox and O'Hare, #3) by Janet Evanovich


March - Read 3000 pages.
1. A Demon Bound - 291
2. Death Perception - 314
3. Flat-Out Celeste - 273
4. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse - 320
5. Dark Currents - 356
6. Otherkin - 320
7. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming - 112
8. After Dark - 332
9. Battle for Shadowland - 104
10. Catching Jordan - 283
11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 213
12. The Night Walker - 196
13. The Darkest Minds - 488
14. Prudence - 368
15. The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring - 192
16. The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire - 339
17. Satan's Sword - 376
18. The Wishing Spell - 438
Total= 5,314


April - Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. Urban Fantasy - White Witch, Black Curse 4/4
2. Mystery- Dead Weight 4/9
3. YA- Born at Midnight 4/10
4. Humor- Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) 4/13
5. Contemporary Romance- Wallbanger 4/14

White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison Dead Weight (Lizzy Gardner #2) by T.R. Ragan Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) by C.C. Hunter Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry by Dave Barry Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton


May - Read 5 books where something comes to an end.
1. Stealing Parker - End of High School - 5/14
2. Redeemed - End of Series - 5/19
3. Pax Demonica- End of Series - 5/25
4. Mind-altering Murder - End of Series - 5/31
5. Scarlet - Death - 5/31

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally Redeemed (House of Night, #12) by P.C. Cast Pax Demonica (Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, #6) by Julie Kenner Mind-altering Murder (Psych, #5) by William Rabkin Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer


June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


You may substitute one month with a challenge from another month if it is too challenging OR you may create your own challenge for that month. Remember...it needs to be CHALLENGING!


message 14: by Laura (last edited Dec 10, 2015 12:24AM) (new)

Laura | 190 comments I must be mad! Just finished 2014 and signing up for 2015:

The Really, Really Hard Challenge Take 3!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2015
12/12

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
5/5
1. The Box
2. H is for Hawk
3. My Salinger Year
4. Her
5. The Dinner

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
5/5
1. The Girls of Slender Means
2. Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder
3. Sons and Lovers
4. The Bloomsbury Group
5. Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
3,236/3000
1. To the Lighthouse , 198 pages
2. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Vol. 1: 1915-1919 , 353 pages
3. The Hourglass Factory, 504 pages
4. Intellectual Property, 140 pages
5. Patents, Registered Designs, Trade Marks And Copyright For Dummies, 354 pages
6. A Cold Season, 339 pages
7. Eminent Victorians, 300 pages
8. The Diary, Vol. 2: 1920-1924, 342 pages
9. Beautiful Malice, 353 pages
10. The Diary of Virginia Woolf Vol. 3: 1925-1930, 353 pages

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
5/5
1. The Girl on the Train : psychological thriller
2. The Wire In The Blood: detective novel
3. Freud: psychology
4. The Mayhem Sisters : paranormal/supernatural
5. Music for Torching : literary fiction

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. Villa America Three deaths, end of a world war, end of a marriage and end of a golden period in a couple's lives.
2. Lord Sunday : I am SO glad I have finally finished this series!
3. I Let You Go: There is a death.
4. The Death of the Moth and Other Essays: A death (of a moth, obviously).
5. The Lie by C. L. Taylor: Death.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
5/5
1. Moments of Being : UK
2. Wedding Night : Greece
3. The Glassblower of Murano : Venice
4. A Midsummer Night's Mayhem : Everland
5. Paper Towns : USA

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
5/5
1. The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound to John Quinn, 1915-1924: white
2. Forbidden Friends: blue
3. Vernon God Little (The one shown is red, but the one I read was actually blue)
4. The Blue Book: Blue, obviously...
5. Finders Keepers: The one I read had a blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
5/5
1. Go Set a Watchman: July 2015
2. In a Dark, Dark Wood: June 2015
3. The Quality of Silence: A Novel : July 2015
4. A Game For All The Family : August 2015
5. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street: July 2015

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
5/5
1. Sorry : The protagonists are directors of their own agency.
2. The Observations: the protagonist is a maidservant.
3. Last Orders: Ray is an accountant, Jack a butcher.
4. The Bone Season: Paige is a mollisher and a dream walker.
5. The Secret Life of Luke Livingstone: Luke/Lucia is a solicitor.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.
1. Us : A scene in Germany, and a German landlady.
2. A Time of Gifts : the main character travels through Germany.
3. A Most Wanted Man : set in Hamburg.
4. Nothing Missing But The Samovar, And Other Stories: Dieter, the German student.
5. Doctor Faustus: Set in Germany

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
5/5
1. In a Free State : Reading to review for my blog, www.abookeraweek.wordpress.com
2. Some Luck : Borrowed from library and I need to take it back!
3. Moon Tiger: Another book read to review on my blog.
4. The Tent, the Bucket and Me: Read for book club this month.
5. The Remains of the Day: Read to review on my blog.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
Genre: Fantasy
900/600 pages
1. The Magician King - 500 pages
2. The Magician's Land - 400 pages


message 15: by Asha (last edited Jan 06, 2016 12:47PM) (new)

Asha | 35 comments Oh these challenges! Here's hoping i can get this one done! :)

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien ★★★★☆ - 01.01.15
2. Zero Sight by B. Justin Shier ★★★☆☆ - 05.01.15
3. Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs ★★★★☆ - 21.01.15
4. Seven Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly ★★★★☆ - 31.01.15
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ★★★☆☆ - 30.01.15

Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien Zero Sight (Zero Sight, #1) by B. Justin Shier Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1) by Kathy Reichs Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr, #1) by Matthew Reilly The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Carrie by Stephen King ★★☆☆☆ - 28.02.15
2. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts ★★★☆☆ - 24.02.15
3. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh ★★★★☆ - 19.02.15
4. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong ★★★★☆ - 17.02.15
5. Insatiable by Meg Cabot ★★★☆☆ - 13.02.15

Carrie by Stephen King Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven, #1) by Nora Roberts Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Bitten (Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong Insatiable (Insatiable, #1) by Meg Cabot
March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
320 Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon ★★★☆☆ - 06.03.15
326 Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss ★★★★☆ - 10.03.15
453 Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton ★★★☆☆ - 14.03.15
323 Temptation in a Kilt by Victoria Roberts ★★★★☆ - 18.03.15
352 Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★☆ - 21.03.15
485 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ★★★☆☆ - 23.03.15
352 X Marks the Scot by Victoria Roberts ★★★★☆ - 26.03.15
256 Rosie of the River by Catherine Cookson ★★★☆☆ - 29.03.15
358 Everbound by Brodi Ashton ★★★☆☆ - 30.03.15
3225

Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Angelfire (Angelfire, #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton Temptation in a Kilt (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #1) by Victoria Roberts Opposition (Lux, #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare X Marks the Scot (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #2) by Victoria Roberts Rosie of the River by Catherine Cookson Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton
April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. Dystopian: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz ★★★★☆ - 07.04.15
2. Thriller: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ★★★★☆ - 15.04.15
3. Romance: The Next Always by Nora Roberts ★★★★☆ - 23.04.15
4. Paranormal: A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix ★★★☆☆ - 11.04.15
5. YA: Nymph by Tonya Alexandra ★★★☆☆ - 27.04.15

Extraction (Extraction, #1) by Stephanie Diaz Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, #1) by Adrian Phoenix Nymph (The Love Oracles #1) by Tonya Alexandra
May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. Series: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi ★★★★☆ - 02.05.15
2. Marriage: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert ★★★★☆ - 09.05.15
3. Series: To Wed a Wicked Highlander by Victoria Roberts ★★★★☆ - 14.05.15
4. Series: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa ★★★★☆ - 20.05.15
5. Series: Avow by Chelsea Fine ★★★★☆ - 24.05.15

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3) by Veronica Rossi Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert To Wed a Wicked Highlander (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #3) by Victoria Roberts The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3) by Julie Kagawa Avow (The Archers of Avalon, #3) by Chelsea Fine
June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1. Carribean: The Redemption by M.L. Tyndall ★★★★☆ - 03.06.15
2. Italy: Inferno by Dan Brown ★★★☆☆ - 06.06.15
3. Spain: If You Dare by Kresley Cole ★★★★☆ - 10.06.15
4. England: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn ★★★★☆ - 16.06.15
5. Texas: Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons ★★★★☆ - 22.06.15

The Redemption (Legacy of the King's Pirates, #1) by M.L. Tyndall Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown If You Dare (MacCarrick Brothers, #1) by Kresley Cole The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons
July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
1. Vision in White by Nora Roberts ★★★★☆ - 11.07.2015
2. Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson ★★★★☆ - 30.07.2015
3. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead ★★★☆☆ - 25.07.2015
4. Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★☆ - 24.07.2015
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth ★★★★☆ - 07.07.2015

Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1) by Nora Roberts Undead and Unappreciated (Undead, #3) by MaryJanice Davidson Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #11) by Laurell K. Hamilton Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth
August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
1. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts ★★★★☆ - 04.08.2015
2. The Prophecy by Tianna Xander ★★★☆☆ - 31.08.2015
3. Down London Road by Samantha Young ★★★☆☆ - 28.08.2015
4. Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione ★★★★☆ - 23.08.2015
5. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward ★★★★☆ - 09.08.2015

Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet, #2) by Nora Roberts The Prophecy by Tianna Xander Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2) by Samantha Young Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) by J.R. Ward
September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
1. Judgement in Death by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ - 01.09.2015
2. Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger ★★★★☆ - 10.09.2015
3. The Witness by Nora Roberts ★★★★☆ 13.09.2015
4. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich ★★★★☆ - 20.09.2015
5. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger ★★★☆☆ - 20.09.2015

Judgement in Death (In Death #11) by J.D. Robb Darkness, My Old Friend (Jones Cooper, #2) by Lisa Unger The Witness by Nora Roberts Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20) by Janet Evanovich The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1) by Lauren Weisberger
October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ★★★★☆ - 06.10.2015
2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank ★★★☆☆ - 03.10.2015
3. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett ★★★★☆ - 11.10.2015
4. Winter of the World by Ken Follett ★★★★☆ - 18.10.2015
5. Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett ★★★★☆ - 26.10.2015

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) by Ken Follett Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3) by Ken Follett
November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
1. Predestined by Abbi Glines ★★★☆☆ - 14.11.2015
2. The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman ★★★☆☆ - 23.11.2015
3. The Klone and I by Danielle Steel ★★★☆☆ - 10.11.2015
4. Entwined with You by Sylvia Day ★★★★☆ - 06.11.2015
5. Reflected in You by Sylvia Day ★★★★★ - 03.11.2015

Predestined (Existence Trilogy, #2) by Abbi Glines The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman The Klone and I by Danielle Steel Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3) by Sylvia Day Reflected in You (Crossfire, #2) by Sylvia Day
December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
382Pgs: It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★☆ - 03.12.2015
352Pgs: Year of the Virgins by Catherine Cookson ★★★☆☆ - 12.12.2015

It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Year of the Virgins by Catherine Cookson


message 16: by Maureen (last edited Dec 28, 2014 10:28AM) (new)

Maureen (ryrou) | 19 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
0/12 months

January
Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. Fair Play by Tove Jansson
2. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
3. Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
4. Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat
5. The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders

Fair Play by Tove Jansson A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars, #3) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat The Unwanted Wife (Unwanted, #1) by Natasha Anders

February
Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day.
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March
Read 3000 pages.

April
Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
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May
Read 5 books where something comes to an end.
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June
Read 5 books set in different locations.
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Lyndi | 203 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge! 

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015


January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors. 
1. The Son by Jo Nesbø 1/2
2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman 1/4
3. The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen 1/7
4. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1/9
5. 1984 by George Orwell 1/10


The Son by Jo Nesbø If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1984 by George Orwell

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

1. Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen 2/22
2. #TripleX by Christine Zolendz 2/12
3. The Unexpected Waltz by Kim Wright 2/25
4. Hidden by Kendra Elliot 2/27
5. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge 2/19

Riding Lessons (Riding Lessons, #1) by Sara Gruen #TripleX by Christine Zolendz The Unexpected Waltz by Kim Wright Hidden by Kendra Elliot Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1) by Rosamund Hodge

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
Page Total: 6,309
1. 3/1 304p Girl Underwater
2. 3/2 194p Mrs. Dalloway
3. 3/3 354p Chilled
4. 3/4 312p To the Lighthouse
5. 3/7 335p Eleanor and Park
6. 3/9 416p Leaving Time
7. 3/12 429p Schindler's List
8. 3/15 464p Golden Son
9. 3/15 642p Outlander
10. 3/16 273p Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
11. 3/18 362p Buried
12. 3/23 448p The Nightingale
13. 3/24 304p The Good Luck of Right Now
14. 3/26 336p I Shall Be Near to You
15. 3/26 304p Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
16. 3/27 308p Taken by Tuesday
17. 3/27 124p Animal Farm
18. 3/31 400p The Last Bookaneer

Girl Underwater by Claire Kells Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Chilled (Bone Secrets, #2) by Kendra Elliot To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy, #2) by Pierce Brown Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Stone Mattress Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood Buried (Bone Secrets, #3) by Kendra Elliot The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris Taken by Tuesday (The Weekday Brides, #5) by Catherine Bybee Animal Farm by George Orwell The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres. 
1. Paranormal- The Witch of Painted Sorrows 4/2
2. Classics- Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence 4/4
3. Dystopian- California by Edan Lepucki 4/7
4. Sci-fi- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 4/11
5. Mystery/Thriller- Angels & Demons by Dan Brown 4/12

The Witch of Painted Sorrows (The Daughters of La Lune, #1) by M.J. Rose Women in Love (NY Public Library Collector's Edition) by D.H. Lawrence California by Edan Lepucki Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc. 
1. Vacation- Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins 5/2
2. Death- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 5/4
3. Death- Summer Island by Kristin Hannah
4. Death- The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards 5/9
5. Bachelorhood- Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations. 
1. Wisconsin- The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski 6/5
2. England- As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride 6/7
3. California- Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay 6/9
4. Georgia- Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich 6/16
5. New York- The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker 6/18

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
1. The Sun Also Rises 7/24
2. The Miniaturist 7/21
3. Catch-22 7/19
4. As You Like It 7/5
5. Pride and Prejudice 7/22
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Catch-22 by Joseph Heller As You Like It  by William Shakespeare Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
1. 8/5 Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Maisey Yates
2. 8/11 A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (ok, maybe not such a hot romance now, but at the time of publication, it was quite scandalous, lol)
3. 8/13 Seduced by Sunday by Catherine Bybee
4. 8/16 The Martian by Andy Weir
5. 8/20 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession. 
1. Writer- The World According to Garp 9/7
2. Full-time Student: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
3. Cop: Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb 9/14
4. Carnie: Joyland by Stephen King 9/18
5. Housekeeping: I Was Here by Gayle Forman 9/23

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.
1. German character: The Land That Time Forgot 10/3
2. German character: The Postmistress 10/4
3. Germany: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 10/6
4. Germany: Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian 10/13
5. German character: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill NOS4A2, or Nosferatu, refers to the vanity license plate used by Charlie Manx, meaning "vampire" in German based on the 1922 German movie Nosferatu.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc. 
1. Free ARC review: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock 11/8 ****
2. Free ARC review: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
3. Progressive challenge: In the Woods by Tana French 11/11 ****
4. Listopia challenge: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 11/17 ****
5. 5 Facts Yearly Challenge-Author from Boston: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane 11/21 ****

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre. 
Classics:
12/4 332p The Age of Innocence
12/14 654p Sons and Lovers

FINISHED!!!


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Karol | 7 comments Challenge Completed!!!

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. Liz Lipperman: Liver Let Die, 3/5 stars (01/02/15)
2. R.J. Palacio: Wonder, 5/5 stars (01/06/15)
3. Richard Paul Evans: A Winter Dream, 4/5 stars (01/11/15)
4. Amanda Cabot: Paper Roses, 4/5 stars (01/17/15)
5. Shelley Shepard Gray: Missing, 4/5 stars (01/21/15)
6. L.N. Cronk: Chop, Chop, 5/5 stars (01/24/15)

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

1.The Big Five-OH!, by Sandra D. Bricker, 4/5 stars (02/04/15)
2. The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, by Lilian Jackson Braun, 3/5 stars, 02/13/15
3. Murder in Miniature, by Margaret Grace, 4/5 stars (02/13/15)
4. Valentine Murder, by Leslie Meier, 4/5 stars (02/15/15)
5. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, by Matthew Inman, 2/5 stars (02/16/15)
6. Miss Match by Erynn Mangum, 4/5 stars (02/21/15)
7. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, 4/5 stars (02/26/15)


The Big Five-OH! by Sandra D. Bricker The Cat Who Came to Breakfast (Cat Who... #16) by Lilian Jackson Braun Murder in Miniature (Miniature Mystery, #1) by Margaret Grace Valentine Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery #6) by Leslie Meier How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman Miss Match (Lauren Holbrook, #1) by Erynn Mangum Devil's Food Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #14) by Joanne Fluke



March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
454 pages - In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides, 5/5 stars (03/03/15)
264 pages - A Lack of Temperance, by Anna Loan-Wilsey, 4/5 stars (03/04/15)
139 pages - Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard Atwater, 4/5 stars (03/07/15)
263 pages - Easter Bunny Murder, by Leslie Meier, 4/5 stars (03/07/15)
311 pages - A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny, 5/5 stars (03/12/15)
179 pages - The Giver, by Lois Lowry, 4/5 stars (03/16/15)
256 pages - The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries, by Emily Brightwell, 2/5 stars (03/18/15)
416 pages - Fever Dream, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, 4/5 stars (03/18/15)
355 pages - The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, 5/5 stars (03/23/15)
326 pages - The Expats, by Chris Pavone, 3/5 stars (03/25/15)
238 pages - Murder of a Small-Town Honey, by Denise Swanson, 4/5 stars (03/26/15)

Total pages: 3,201

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. Teen/Young Adult: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, 4/5 stars (04/02/15)
2. Cozy Mystery: Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, by Sofie Kelly, 3/5 stars (04/03/15)
3. Chick Lit: 92 Pacific Boulevard, by Debbie Macomber, 3/5 stars (04/10/15)
4. Biography: Daniel Boone, by James Daugherty, 4/5 stars (04/20/15)
5. Historical Fiction: Mrs. Lincoln's Rival, by Jennifer Chiaverini, 4/5 stars (04/24/15)
6. Horror: The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, 5/5 stars (04/30/15)


May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

1. (What came to an end: a life) An Open Heart, by Harry Kraus, 4/5 stars (05/17/15)
2. (What came to an end: a life) Gilt Trip, by Laura Childs, 4/5 stars (05/23/15)
3. (What came to an end: a family conflict) A Hearth in Candlewood, by Delia Parr, 3/5 stars (03/24/15)
4. (What came to an end: summer) Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos, 4/5 stars (05/28/15)
5. (What came to an end: a trial) The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, by Alexander McCall Smith, 5/5 stars (05/31/15)


June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

1. Hungary: The Singing Tree, by Kate Seredy, 5/5 stars (06/04/15)
2. Dakota Territory: By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 5/5 stars (06/09/15)
3. Southern Ohio: The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, by Julie Zickefoose, 4/5 stars (06/10/15)
4. Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio: Boy With a Pack, by Stephen W. Meader, 5/5 stars (06/12/15)
5. West Point: Tough As Nails: One Woman's Journey through West Point, by Gail O'Sullivan Dwyer, 4/5 stars (06/25/15)

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

I found 5 with Red, White AND Blue! Plus one with just red . . .

1. Long Time Coming, by Vanessa Miller, 4/5 stars (07/03/15)
2. Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth Jones, 3/5 stars (07/12/15)
3. Deadly Aim, by Patricia H. Rushford, 3/5 stars (07/20/15)
4. Fools Rush In, by Janice Thompson, 4/5 stars (07/29/15)
5. Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry, 4/5 stars (07/30/15)
6. Playing for Pride: Down by a run, the team needs to play its best... Can Laurie come through for her team?, by Timothy Tocher, 3/5 stars (07/31/15)

Long Time Coming by Vanessa Miller Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth Jones Deadly Aim by Patricia H. Rushford Fools Rush In (Weddings by Bella, #1) by Janice Thompson Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry Playing for Pride Down by a run, the team needs to play its best... Can Laurie come through for her team? by Timothy Tocher


August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
1. Homespun Bride, by Jillian Hart, 3/5 stars (08/04/15)
2. A Time to Love, by Barbara Cameron, 4/5 stars (08/21/15)
3. Surrender the Wind, by Rita Gerlach, 2/5 stars (08/28/15)
4. Jenna's Cowboy, by Sharon Gillenwater, 3/5 stars (08/29/15)
5. The Witness, by Dee Henderson, 2/5 stars


September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
1. Pizza Deliverer: Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen, 5/5 stars (09/05/15)
2. Farmers: The Matchlock Gun, by Walter D. Edmonds, 4/5 stars (09/05/15)
3. Talk Show Host: Ghost a la Mode, by Sue Ann Jaffarian, 4/5 stars (09/07/15)
4. Private Investigator: The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool, by Rick Yancey, 3/5 stars (09/21/15)
5. Teacher, and Horse Trainer:Word Gets Around, by Lisa Wingate, 5/5 stars (09/30/15)


October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.
1. Martin Luther, by Sally Stepanek, 4/5 stars (10/11/15)
2. Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust, by Carol Ann Lee, 4/5 stars (10/21/15)
3. Albert Einstein: The Rebel Behind Relativity, by Jacob Goldberg, 3/5 stars (10/23/15)
4. George Washington's World, by Genevieve Foster, 5/5 stars (10/24/15). George II, who was German, was mentioned often as was Frederick the Great (Prussian) who basically ruled over Germany during Washington's time. Also, Hessians (German) were hired by England to fight in the American Revolution and were the troops Washington defeated along the Delaware River. Never knew all this before reading this book!
5. The Boy on the Wooden Box, by Leon Leyson, 5/5 stars (10/29/15)

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

1. Birth month flower spelling challenge, Letter O:The Corporal Works of Murder, by Carol Anne O'Marie, 4/5 stars (11/01/15)
2. Birth month flower spelling challenge, Letter I: The Icebound Land, by John Flanagan, 5/5 stars (11/06/15)
3. 100 Book Genre Challenge, Romance: Trains and Lovers, by Alexander McCall Smith, 4/5 stars (11/09/15)
4. 100 Book Genre Challenge, Chick Lit: One Small Thing, by Jessica Barksdale Inclan, 5/5 stars (11/13/15).
5. 100 Book Genre Challenge, Newberry winners and honor books: Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, 5/5 stars (11/14/15)
6. 100 Book Genre Challenge, Newberry winners and honor books: Breaking Stalin's Nose, by Eugene Yelchin, 4/5 stars (11/14/15)
7. The Reporter's Challenge (book with Poison in the title); also, Birth Flower Month Spelling challenge (Author name starting with "N"): Poison Apples, by Nancy Means Wright, 3/5 stars (11/20/15)

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.

Genre: Christian Fiction
1. 511 pages: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon, 5/5 stars (12/10/15)
2. 352 pages: The Chance, by Karen Kingsbury, 4/5 stars (12/22/15)
3. 258 pages: The Bridge, by Karen Kingsbury, 2/5 stars (12/24/15)

1,121 pages total

CHALLENGE COMPLETED!


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Joyce (clutteredbooks) The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 20: by René (last edited Dec 20, 2015 02:44PM) (new)

René (bookgeek4life) | 31 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015


January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
(view spoiler)
The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies, #1) by K.J. Charles Irrevocable (Irrevocable, #1) by Skye Callahan My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency #1) by J.L. Langley Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) by Kelly Creagh Saving Kane by Michele Micheal Rakes

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
(view spoiler)
Nightwing, Vol. 1 Traps and Trapezes by Kyle Higgins Chase in Shadow (Johnnies, #1) by Amy Lane Chasing Seth (True Mates #1) by J.R. Loveless Swan Song for an Ugly Duckling by Michael Murphy The Last Thing He Needs (The Last Thing He Needs, #1) by J.H. Knight

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
(view spoiler)
Total pages read:3,214
Holding Tight (Five in a Bed Book 3) by M.A. Blisher Raze (Scarred Souls, #1) by Tillie Cole Perfect Match (Playmates, #1) by Cecil Wilde Geoff and Kit (Doms of The Chambers, #1) by Lynn Lorenz Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Secrets (PsyCop, #4) by Jordan Castillo Price (Watch Me) Unmask You (Run This Town, #3) by Avril Ashton Bound by Danger (Men of Honor, #4) by S.E. Jakes Managerial Accounting An Introduction to Concepts, Methods and Uses by Michael W. Maher Mr. February by Cecil Wilde Caught! (The Shamwell Tales, #1) by J.L. Merrow City Slicker at the Horny Goat Ranch by Daisy Harris Ex Equals by L.A. Witt

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
(view spoiler)
Acrobat by Mary Calmes Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane Heart To Hart (Gaslight Mysteries, #1) by Erin O'Quinn Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands, #1) by Cherise Sinclair

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
(view spoiler)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro For Real by Alexis Hall Seidman by James Erich The Martian by Andy Weir

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
(view spoiler)
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance #1) by Keira Andrews Some Kind of Magic (Beings in Love, #1) by R. Cooper Aaron (Survivor Stories #1) by J.P. Barnaby Marlowe's Ghost by Sarah Black

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
(view spoiler)
A Clean Break (Gay Amish Romance #2) by Keira Andrews The Renaissance Soul How to Make Your Passions Your Life—A Creative and Practical Guide by Margaret Lobenstine Northwest of Normal by Laura Gomez Red Hood and the Outlaws, Vol. 1 Redemption by Scott Lobdell Dumped in Oz (Tales from Kansas, #1) by Andrew Grey

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
(view spoiler)
A Way Home (Gay Amish Romance #3) by Keira Andrews The Strongest Shape by Tessa Cárdenas Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, & Devotion, #1) by Tere Michaels Work in Progress (Belladonna Arms #2) by John Inman His Convenient Husband (Innamorati, #1) by J.L. Langley

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
(view spoiler)
Violated by Jamie Fessenden Kisses From Jack (The Kisses Series #1.5) by Krista Lakes What He Left Behind by L.A. Witt Needing to Breathe (Two Is Never Enough #1) by B.A. Tortuga Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat, #1) by Lolita Lopez

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character. Personal substitution: Halloween! Read 5 books that feature a Halloween spooky of some kind with NO duplication! Examples of this include: Ghost, Witch, Vampire, Werewolf, Serial Killer, etc.
(view spoiler)
Kick at the Darkness by Keira Andrews The Alpha's Pet (Dark Hollow Wolf Pack #1) by Shannon West Angel of Darkness by Tyler May New Year's Dream An Angel of Darkness Short by Tyler May The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
(view spoiler)
Unbearable Girl by Julie Camper Juggernaut (Strain, #0.5) by Amelia C. Gormley Alaska, With Love (Assassin/Shifter, #2) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion Despite Himself (Despite Himself, #1) by Kayleigh Patchett Chaos Magic (Gods and Chaos, #1) by Jay Lygon

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
(view spoiler)
Total pages: 627

My Regelence Rake (Sci-Regency #3) by J.L. Langley Half Moon Rising (Assassin/Shifter, #4) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion Celebrate (Avian Shifters, #1.5) by Kim Dare


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Tia (MrsNovelista) The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015


January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
Completed: 0/5

1.J.R.R. Tolkien- The Hobbit
2.Patrick Rothfuss-The Name of the Wind
3.Elmore Leonard-City Primeval
4.Alan Averill-The Beautiful Land
5.Luana Lewis-Don't Stand So Close
February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
Completed: 0/5


March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
Completed :0/3000 pages


April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
Completed: 0/5


May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
Completed: 0/5


June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
Completed : 0/5


July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
Completed: 0/5


August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
Completed: 0/5


September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
Completed: 0/5


October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.
Completed : 0/5


November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
Completed: 0/5


December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
Completed: 0/600 pages



You may substitute one month with a challenge from another month if it is too challenging OR you may create your own challenge for that month. Remember...it needs to be CHALLENGING!


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⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4692 comments Mod
The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

1. Priced to Move by Ginny Aiken-1/11/15
2. Agent I1: Tristan by Joni Hahn-1/22/15
3. A Fair of the Heart by Donna Marie Rogers-1/3/15
4. Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle-1/29/15
5. Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina-1/27/15

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Hidden by Kendra Elliot-2/10/15
2. Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase-2/11/15
3. Private Practice by Samanthe Beck-2/16/15
4. The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer-2/25/15
5. True Devotion by Dee Henderson-2/6/15

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
1. Becoming Bea by Leslie Gould-348 pgs Read on 3/1/15
2. Slow Ride by Kat Morrisey-218 pgs Read on 3/1/15
3. Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen-432 pages Read on 3/2/15
4. Disfigured Love by Georgia Le Carre-320 pages Read on 3/2/15
5. Take Me to Paradise by Olivia Cunning-78 pages Read on 3/2/15
6. All Dressed Up in Love: A March Wedding Story by Ruth Logan Herne-112 pages Read on 3/3/15
7. From Ashes to Honor by Loree Lough-335 pages Read on 3/4/15
8. Love Finds You in Folly Beach, South Carolina by Loree Lough-320 pages Read on 3/5/15
9. Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey-381 Pages Read on 3/6/15
10. Joe's Diner by Gail Sattler-176 pages Read on 3/7/15
11. Perfection by R.L. Mathewson-278 pages Read on 3/8/15
12. Love at First Flight by Marie Force-386 pages Read on 3/9/15
Total pages read: 3384 pages

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres. Personal substitution: 5 different Genres or Romance sub-genres
1. Inspirational Romance- Love Finds You in Groom, Texas by Janice Hanna-4/12/15
2. Science Fiction Romance- Taken by the Storm by Cyndi Friberg-4/7/15
3. Young Adult- Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond-4/19/15
4. Erotic Romance- The Seduction Hypothesis by Delphine Dryden-4/13/15
5. Paranormal Romance- Oliver's Hunger by Tina Folsom-4/16/15

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. Winning the Wallflower by Eloisa James (end of engagement/end of being perceived as plain)-5/13/15
2. Buried by Kendra Elliot (end of a family mystery)-5/25/15
3. Veiled by Kendra Elliot (end of a life-murder)-5/26/15
4. How to Lose a Bride in One Night by Sophie Jordan (end of a series/end of an arranged marriage?)-5/23/15
5. Thomas's Choice by Tina Folsom (end of unrequited love)-5/12/15

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1. Australia: One Little White Lie by Loretta Hill-6/17/15
2. Washington State: Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone-6/7/15
3. California and Louisiana: Cain's Identity by Tina Folsom-6/7/15
4. Illinois: Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker-6/16/15
5. Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia: By a Thread by Jennifer Estep-6/18/15

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
1. Luther's Return by Tina Folsom-7/27/15
2. I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher-7/6/15
3. Becoming Zara by Lillianna Blake-7/9/15
4. See Bride Run!: by Charlotte Hughes-7/11/15
5. For the Love of Dogs by Suzanne Woods Fisher-7/8/15

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
1. It's In His Heart by Shelly Alexander-8/18/15
2. A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White-8/17/15
3. Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer-8/7/15
4. And Then Forever by Shirley Jump-8/5/15
5. Beyond the Cut by Sarah Castille-8/1/15

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
1. Waitress: The Meatball Mistress by Tiffany N. York-9/5/15
2. Cop/Detective: Fatal Affair by Marie Force-9/2/15
3. Tattoo Artist: Bringing Home the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon-9/15/15
4. Horse Rider/Trainer/Rancher: She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh-9/11/15
5. Baker: Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story by Betsy St. Amant-9/10/15

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character. Personal substitution: Halloween! Read 5 books that feature a Halloween spooky of some kind with NO duplication! Examples of this include: Ghost, Witch, Vampire, Werewolf, Serial Killer, etc.
1. My Favorite Witch by Annette Blair-10/2/15
2. The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Annette Blair-10/10/15
3. Slow Dance in Purgatory by Amy Harmon-10/11/15
4. The Werewolf Upstairs by Ashlyn Chase-10/3/15
5. One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost-10/6/15

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
1. Tempest in the White City by Deeanne Gist-11/3/15
2. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost-11/26/15
3. Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas: A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella by Sugar Jamison-11/30/15
4. Deep by Kylie Scott-11/27/15
5. Finding Home by Jennifer Johnson-11/14/15

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
1. Prodigy by Marie Lu-12/9/15 (372 pages)
2. On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony-12/18/15 (325 pages)
3. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers-12/10/15 (405 pages)
4. Yours to Hold by Darcy Burke-12/22/15 (416 pages)
5. Blitzing Emily by Julie Brannagh-12/27/15 (496 pages)
Total pages read: 2014


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Joeera I will try this one out


message 24: by *Nan* (last edited Dec 11, 2015 05:46AM) (new)

*Nan* (Nan4471) | 310 comments I'm in for this one

January - 5 new authors - Done 1/15/15
1.Russell J. sandersThirteen Therapists - 01/15/15 - 3.5 stars
2.Kelly York - Suicide Watch - 01/04/15 - 5 stars
3.Tara Lain - Outing the Quarterback - 01/14/15 - 4 stars
4.Lynn Raye Harris - Hot Pursuit - 01/09/15 - 3.5 stars
5.Jo Ramsey - Nail Polish and Feathers - 01/15/15 - 4 stars

Feb. - 5 red or pink covers - done 2/26/15
1.Muse - 02/22/15 - 3 stars
2.By the Numbers - 02/22/15 - 3 stars
3.Sex and Candy - 02/08/15 - 3 stars
4.No Angel - 02/22/15 - 3 stars
5.On Shadow Beach -02/25/15 - 3.5 stars

March - Read 3000 pgs - Completed 3/19/15 - 3356 pgs

A Betting Man - 03/01/15 - 3 stars (90 Pgs)
Skin Deep - 03/02/15 - 4 stars (186 pgs)
Dumped in Oz - 03/02/14- 3 stars (164 pgs)
The First Three Rules - 03/03/15 - 4 stars (266 pgs)
Power Play - 03/04/15 - 2.5 stars (352 pgs)
What You Own - 03/05/15 - 3.5 stars (200 pgs)
Intervention - 03/06/15 - 4 stars (230 pgs)
A Marrying Man - 03/07/15 - 3.5 stars (133 pgs)
Naked Truth - 03/08/15 - 4.5 stars(188 pgs)
Jude in Chains - 03/08/15 - 3 stars (103 pgs)
Full Circle - 03/10/15 - 3 stars (229 pgs)
Apollo's Curse - 03/10/15 -3 stars (282 Pgs)
Who He Is - 03/11/15 - 3 stars (306 pgs)
Who We Are - 03/19/15 - 3 stars( 247 pgs)
Shine Forever - 03/17/15 - 3.5 stars (147 pgs)
Blowing It - 03/18/15 - 3 stars (310 pgs)
Be My Love - 03/19/15 - 3 stars (200 pgs)

April - 5 different genres
1. M/M - Curious - 04/02/15 - 4 stars
2.Contemporary - Caged Sanctuary - 04/01/15 - 4 stars
3.Paranormal - Reflash - 04/05/15 - 4 stars
4. Erotic/BDSM - A Numinous Light - 04/22/15 - 3.5 stars
5.Thriller - NYPD Red 3 - 04/25/15 - 4 stars

May - 5 books where things end(Relationship,death,series,divorce) - Done 05/12/15
1.Red Dirt Heart 4(Series) - 05/05/15 - 5 stars
2.Oceans Apart - 05/12/15 - 4 stars
3.Falling(End of Prison Term and Relationship) - 05/02/15 - 4 stars
4.A Fighting Man(End of Army Enlistment) - 05/01/15 - 4 stars
5.A Matter of When - lead singer leaves a band - 05/03/15 - 3.5 stars

June - 5 books in different locations - Done 06/13/15
1. Lucky Man(England) - 06/03/15 - 4 stars
2.Where the Allegheny Meets the Monongahela(Pennsylvania) - 06/02/15 - 3 stars
3.Truth & Tenderness(New York) - 06/06/15 - 3.5 stars
4.Looking At Forever(California) - 06/09/15 - 4 stars
5.Guys on Top(Massachussetts) - )6/13/15 - 3.5 stars

July - 5 books w/red,white or blue cover - Done 7/23
1.The Two Gentlemen of Altona07/21/15 - 3 stars
2.Welcome to Lobster Cove - 07/23/15 - 4 stars
3.Into the Light - 07/14/15 - 4 5 stars
4.Carry the Ocean - 07/18/15 - 4 stars
5.Shawn's Law - 07/17/15 - 3 stars

Aug. - 5 hot romances or hot new releases
1.Breaking - 08/08/15 - 4 stars
2.Against the Grain - 08/10/15 - 4 stars
3.Him - 08/06/15 - 5 stars
4.Crossroads - 08/07/15 - 5 stars
5. The English Spy - 08/27/15 - 4 stars

Sept - 5 books where mc have different professions
1.Home Front - 09/01/15 - 5 stars( Military,Lawyer)
2.Sloe Ride - 09/12/15 - 3.5 stars(Musician,professor)
3. Hidden Truths - 09/14/15 - 3.5 stars(Olympic snowboarder,Bike Racer, Businessman)
4.Pas de Deux - (lawyer,detective) - 09/25/15 - 3.5 stars
5.The Nightingale(resistence fighter,teacher) - 09/29/15 - 5 stars

Oct - books set in germany or mc is german. Substituting personal challenge - Read 4,000 pgs this month.
1. Murder and Mayhem - 236 pgs - 10/03/15 -3.5 stars
2.Summer of Awakenings - 268 pgs - 10/06/15 - 4 stars
3.For A Reason - 366 pgs - 10/03/15 - 4 stars
4.Firewall - 418 pgs. - 10/04/15 - 3 stars
5.Country: A Novel - 10/13/15 - 4 stars - 336 pgs
6.The Family - 310 pgs - 10/08/15 - 3 stars
7.When Day Breaks -10/10/15 - 4 stars 282 pgs
8. My Rugby-Playing Twink - 10/09/15 - 3 stars - 196 pgs
9.Out in the Open - 244 pgs - 10/10/15 - 3 stars
10.Cutting TiesCutting Ties - 207 pgs
11.One Sweet Ride - 10/12/15 - 3.5 - 263 pgs
12.A Perfect Life - 320 pgs - 10/19/15 - 3 stars
13. The Protector - 10/14/15 - 4 stars - 325 pgs
14.Into the Lyons Den - 10/16/15 - 4 stars - 219 pgs
15. The Nik of Time - 10/18/15 - 4 stars - 324 pgs.
16.The Littlest Assassin-Shifters10/19/15 - 4 stars - 213 pgs
17.Lessons Learned - 204 pgs - 10/19/15 - 4 stars
18.Broken Bonds - 147 pgs - 10/20/15 - 4 stars
19.Forbidden - 128 pgs - 10/20/15 - 4 stars
20.The Making of Matt - 248 pgs - 10/23/15 - 4 stars
21. Seduction Game - 356 pgs - 10/24/15 - 4 stars
22. The Biker - 281 pgs - 10/28/15 - 4 stars
23.Dungeon Master - 160 pgs

,b> Total Pages - 6299
Nov. 5 books you need to catch up on(series or challenge)
1.Greater Love Hath No Man - 11/03/15 - 3 stars
2. Redeeming Rafe - 11/05/15 - 4 stars
3.Pray The Gay Away - 11/05/15 -4 stars
4.Sending Jack Off To Jesus - 11/06/15 - 4 stars
5. - My Big Fat Southern Gay Wedding - 11/07/15 - 4 stars

Dec. - read 600 pgs.
1. Lover Undercover(167 pgs) - 12/03/15 - 4 stars
2. Chasing Mr. Wright(340 pgs) - 12/05/15 - 4 stars
3.Rhythm of Us(248 pgs) - 12/06/15 - 4 stars
4.Buzz(273 pgs) - 12/11/15 - 3 stars


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Connie N. | 231 comments I've been tempted by this every year, so this time I'm going to take the plunge!

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
Timeframe: 1/1/15 to 12/31/15

January – New-to-you authors.
1. Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson - 1/4/14 ♥♥♥♥
2. Twice in a Blue Moon by Cate Masters - 1/5/15 ♥♥♥
3. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned by Alan Alda - 1/6/15 ♥♥♥
4. Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson - 1/6/15 ♥♥♥♥
5. The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield - 1/10/15 ♥♥♥

February – Red or pink covers.
1. The Widening Gyre by Robert B. Parker - 2/6/15 ♥♥♥♥
2. All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant - 2/21/15 ♥♥♥
3. The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun - 2/25/15 ♥♥♥♥
4. The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer - 3/3/15 ♥♥♥♥
5. Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake by Sue Watson - 3/3/15 ♥♥♥♥

The Widening Gyre (Spenser, #10) by Robert B. Parker All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal (Cat Who... #12) by Lilian Jackson Braun The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake by Sue Watson

March - March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
3123/3000 Pages
1. More by Lea Griffith - 3/2/15 ♥♥♥ (261)
2. Lead by Kylie Scott - 3/5/15 ♥♥♥♥ (320)
3. Club Luxe 1: The Private Room by Olivia Noble - 3/6/15 ♥♥ (166)
4. The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart - 3/8/15 ♥♥♥♥ (229)
5. Slow and Steady Rush by Laura Trentham - 3/10/15 ♥♥♥♥ (400)
6. Officer Elvis by Gary Gusick - 3/13/15 ♥♥♥♥ (202)
7. Leaning Into Love: A Spiritual Journey Through Grief by Elaine Mansfield - 3/14/15 ♥♥♥ (176)
8. Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center - 3/15/15 ♥♥♥♥♥ (320)
9. Watch Me by Cynthia Eden - 3/18/15 ♥♥♥ (200)
10. Murder on Ice by Alina Adams - 3/18/15 ♥♥ (304)
11. The Trouble with Love by Lauren Layne - 3/20/15 ♥♥♥♥ (240)
12. My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's Heart by Diane Haeger - 3/23/15 ♥♥♥♥ (305)

April - Rain Rain Go Away! From 5 different genres.
1. Mystery - Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich - 4/5/15 ♥♥♥♥♥
2. Romance - Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton - 4/7/15 ♥♥♥♥♥
3. Crime - Under the Knife by Tess Gerritsen - 4/17/15 ♥♥♥♥
4. Chick-lit - One Wish by Robyn Carr - 4/20/15 ♥♥♥♥
5. Erotica - Seduction by Violetta Rand - 4/21/15 ♥♥

May - Where something comes to an end, such as death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. A Long Reach by Michael Stone - 5/8/15 ♥♥♥ (Multiple deaths)
2. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark - 5/17/15 ♥♥♥♥♥ (Mother murdered)
3. Once in Every Generation by Lauren B. Grossman - 5/18/15 ♥♥♥ (Loss of her singing career)
4. Two Sisters by Mary Hogan - 5/20/15 ♥♥♥ (Death in the family from cancer.)
5. Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster - 5/23/15 ♥♥♥♥ (End of life on earth as we know it.)

June - Set in different locations.
1. Denver - Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones - 6/2/15 ♥♥♥♥
2. Martha's Vineyard - Fall From Grace by Richard North Patterson - 6/6/15 ♥♥♥♥
3. Trenton NJ - Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich - 6/7/15 ♥♥♥♥♥
4. Africa - The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith - 6/10/15 ♥♥♥♥
5. Italy - Wild Rose by Betsy Talbot - 6/11/15 ♥♥

July - July 4th! Red, white, or blue cover.
1. Carry the One by Carol Anshaw - 7/7/15 ♥♥
2. Murder With Puffins by Donna Andrews - 7/7/15 ♥♥♥♥
3. Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline - 7/15/15 ♥♥♥♥
4. An Unlikely Alliance by Patricia Bray - 7/17/15 ♥♥♥
5. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks - 7/19/15 ♥♥♥♥♥

Carry the One by Carol Anshaw Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow, #2) by Donna Andrews Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline An Unlikely Alliance by Patricia Bray The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

August – Hot romances/hot new releases.
1. Laid Out by Sidney Halston - 8/4/15 ♥♥♥
2. A New Hope by Robyn Carr - 8/6/15 ♥♥♥♥
3. Make You Burn by Megan Crane - 8/8/15 ♥♥♥♥
4. The Escort by Laura Marie Altom - 8/14 15 ♥♥♥♥
5. Broken Play by Samantha Kane - 8/16/15 ♥♥♥

September - Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
1. Hockey player - Ryker by Sawyer Bennett - 9/5/15 ♥♥♥♥
2. Receptionist - Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews - 9/7/15 ♥♥♥♥
3. Baseball player - The Heat of the Moment by Katie Rose - 9/8/15 ♥♥♥♥
4. Private detective - Yesterday is Dead by Jack Lynch - 9/12/15 ♥♥♥♥
5. Librarian - Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey - 9/15/15 ♥♥♥

October - (Alternate challenge) – Spell out G-E-R-M-A-N-Y using titles or author’s initials:
G - Author Sue Grafton - H is for Homicide - 10/2/15 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Elaine Viets - Just Murdered - 10/7/15 ♥♥♥
R - Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb - 10/9/15 ♥♥♥♥♥
M - Author Wendy S. Marcus - All I Need Is You - 10/4/15 ♥♥♥
A - All Wound Up by Jaci Burton - 10/5/15 ♥♥♥♥
N - The Next Always by Nora Roberts - 11/21/15 ♥♥♥♥♥
Y - You Only Love Once by Tori Carrington - 10/26/15 ♥♥♥

November - The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
1. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters - 11/4/15 ♥♥♥♥ (Oct Cozy Serial Challenge)
2. unSweetined by Jodie Sweetin - 11/11/15 ♥♥♥♥ (Reading Roulette)
3. Strip You Bare by Maisey Yates - 11/16/15 ♥♥♥♥ (Ducks in a Row)
4. The Last Generation of Women Who Cook by Kathy Johncox - 11/17/15 ♥♥ (Fall Scavenger)
5. The Next Always by Nora Roberts - 11/21/15 ♥♥♥♥♥ (TCF Fall Seasonal)

December - Read 600 pages from any genre - Mystery
Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark - 12/4/15 ♥♥♥♥ (289)
The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee - 12/7/15 ♥♥♥♥ (336)

****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/7/15*****


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Danielle (Bookaddict27) | 54 comments I am in!

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


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 ★ gwiz ★ (ggwiz) | 108 comments


The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
Timeframe: 1/1/15 to 12/31/15

January's -------------------------->7/5 COMPLETED

01. Weddings Can Be Murder by Christie CraigWeddings Can Be Murder Christie Craig 4★'s - (Jan 8, 2015) 336 p
02. A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan ThomasA Child's Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas 1★'s - (Jan 8, 2015) 47 p
03. Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers by Jack CanfieldChicken Soup for the Writer's Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers Jack Canfield 4★'s - (Jan 14, 2015) 400 p
04. Elantris (Elantris, #1) by Brandon SandersonElantris Brandon Sanderson 5★'s - (Jan 17, 2015) 638 p
05. Her Colorado Man by Cheryl St.JohnHer Colorado Man
Cheryl St.John 4★'s - (Jan 21, 2015) 288 p
06. Take the Dog Out! by Lynne DempseyTake the Dog Out! Lynne Dempsey 3★'s - (Jan 23, 2015) 33 p
07. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus LoreI Am Number Four Lorien Legacies 01 - Pittacus Lore 5★'s - (Jan 29, 2015) 440 p

January's Challenge Total Pages 2,182
January's Total Pages Read 4,939

February's --------------------------> 11/5 COMPLETED

01. A Spy for Christmas by Kristen JamesA Spy for Christmas 4★'s (Feb 09, 2015) 61 p Red
02. Saving Grace by Julie GarwoodSaving Grace
5★'s (Feb 11, 2015) 373 p Red
03. Perfect (Love Series, #1) by Autumn JordonPerfect 3★'s (Feb 15, 2015) 228 p Red Focus/Highlight
04. The Best Gift by Wendy Markham The Best Gift
3★'s - (Feb 16, 2015) 400 p Red
05. An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses, #2) by Eloisa JamesAn Affair Before Christmas 3★'s (Feb 20, 2015) 400 p Red
06. And A Dead Guy In A Pear Tree by Leslie Kelly And A Dead Guy In A Pear Tree ✔ 4★'s (Feb 21, 2015) 123 p Red Border & Hat
07. Cold by Sha JonesCold 2★'s (Feb 10, 2015) 148 p Red
08. Marrying the Preacher's Daughter by Cheryl St.JohnMarrying the Preacher's Daughter 4★'s (Feb 24, 2015) 288 p Pink
09. Writing with Emotion, Tension, and Conflict Techniques for Crafting an Expressive and Compelling Novel by Cheryl St.John Writing with Emotion, Tension, and Conflict: Techniques for Crafting an Expressive and Compelling Novel 5★'s - (Feb 24, 2015) 256 p Red
10. The Vampire Who Loved Me (Cabot, #2) by Teresa Medeiros The Vampire Who Loved Me Cabot 02 4★'s - (Feb 26, 2015) 373p Red
11. Love, Chocolate, and Beer (Cactus Creek, #1) by Violet DukeLove, Chocolate, and Beer Cactus Creek 01 - 4★'s - (Feb 21, 2015) 347 p Pink

February's Challenge Total Pages 2,997
February's Total Pages Read 5,094

March's --------------------------> 3,997/3,000 COMPLETED

01. Zentangle 10 Featuring Ideas for Origami & Paper Crafts by Suzanne McNeillZentangle 10: Featuring Ideas for Origami & Paper Crafts 4★'s (March 1, 2015) 32 p
02. Zentangle 9 Adding Beautiful Colors with Mixed Media by Suzanne McNeillZentangle 9: Adding Beautiful Colors with Mixed Media 4★'s (March 2, 2015) 32 p
03. Killjoy by Julie GarwoodKilljoy - Buchanan 03 - 5★'s - (March 3, 2015) 554 p
04. Frigid (Frigid, #1) by J. LynnFrigid 5★'s - (March 6, 2015) 260 p
05. Alanna The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora PierceAlanna: The First Adventure Song of the Loness 01 4★'s (March 8, 2015) 274 p
06. In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, #2) by Tamora PierceIn the Hand of the Goddess Song of the Loness 02 5★'s (March 9, 2015) 264 p
07. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness, #3) by Tamora PierceThe Woman Who Rides Like a Man Song of the Loness 03 5★'s - (March 9, 2015) 284 p
08. Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness, #4) by Tamora PierceLioness Rampant Song of the Loness 04 5★'s (March 10, 2015) 384 p
09. Star of the Morning (Nine Kingdoms, #1) by Lynn KurlandStar of the Morning 9 Kingdoms 01 5★'s - (March 12, 2015) 336 p
10. The Mage's Daughter (Nine Kingdoms, #2) by Lynn KurlandThe Mage's Daughter 9 Kingdoms 02 5★'s (March 14, 2015) 378 p
11. Princess of the Sword (Nine Kingdoms, #3) by Lynn KurlandPrincess of the Sword 9 Kingdoms 03 5★'s (March 16, 2015) 360 p
12. A Tapestry of Spells (Nine Kingdoms #4) by Lynn KurlandA Tapestry of Spells 9 Kingdoms 04 5★'s (March 19, 2015) 371 p
13. Spellweaver (Nine Kingdoms #5) by Lynn KurlandSpellweaver 9 Kingdoms 05 5★'s (March 20, 2015) 378 p
14. Gift of Magic (Nine Kingdoms, #6) by Lynn KurlandGift of Magic 9 Kingdoms 06 5★'s (March 24, 2015) 378 p
15. The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa MedeirosThe Devil Wears Plaid 5★'s (March 27, 2015) 407p
16. The Witch's Daughter by Paula BrackstonThe Witch's Daughter 5★'s - (March 29, 2015) 305p

March's Challenge Total Pages 3,997

April's --------------------------> 7/5 COMPLETED

01. To Kiss a Frog by Elle JamesTo Kiss a Frog 4★'s (April 03, 2015) 310p ROMANCE
02. Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc., #1) by Shanna SwendsonEnchanted, Inc. Enchanted, Inc. 01 5★'s - (April 05, 2015) 308p FANTASY
03. Sanctuary (The Birth Place #2) by Brenda NovakSanctuary Birth Place 2★'s - (April 15, 2015) Library 297p CONTEMPORATARY
04. How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine LarbalestierHow to Ditch Your Fairy ?★'s (April 16, 2015) 307 p HUMOR
05. The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1) by Rachel MorganThe Faerie GuardianCreepy Hallow 01 5★'s - (April 20, 2015) 298p PARANORMAL
06. Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, #1) by Jenna BlackGlimmerglass 5★'s (April 27, 2015) 294 p URBAN FANTASY
07. Shadowspell (Faeriewalker, #2) by Jenna Black ✔ 5★'s (April 27, 2015) 295 p YA

April's Challenge Total Pages 2,109
April's Total Pages Read 4,914

May's --------------------------> 14/5 COMPLETED

01. Mercy (Buchnan #2) by Julie GarwoodMercy Buchanan – Renard FBI 02 5★'s - (May 1, 2015) 454 p
End of a job, end of living in Boston, end of being single
02. Evidence of Desire by Debra WebbEvidence of Desire
3★'s - (May 4, 2015) Ended her mistrust
03. Iona by Melanie JacksonIona 4★'s (May 5, 2015) 312 p Ended not being the one to take charge and all the responsibility
04. Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie VaughnKitty and the Midnight Hour Kitty Norville 01 4★'s (May 6, 2015) 259 p Ended from living with her pack in Denver to being a lone wolf
05. Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2) by Carrie VaughnKitty Goes to Washington Kitty Norville 02 5★'s - (May 8, 2015) 321 p Ended her life from being behind the mic to out of the spotlight to being in the spotlight and on TV Ended her anonymity
06. Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3) by Carrie VaughnKitty Takes a Holiday Kitty Norville 03 4★'s - (May 9, 2015) 303 p Ended taking a break from her radio show Ended from being a lone wolf to having a mate/pack of 2
07. Sprig Muslin by Georgette HeyerSprig Muslin 4★'s (May 10, 2015) 298 p Ended a lingering love and single to a new love and to become married.
08. Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4) by Carrie VaughnKitty and the Silver Bullet Kitty Norville 04 4★'s - (May 12,
09. The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1) by John FlanaganThe Ruins of Gorlan Ranger's Apprentice 01 5★'s (May 13, 2015) Ended of a dream becoming a knight to becoming a Ranger
10. The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, #2) by John FlanaganThe Burning Bridge Ranger's Apprentice 02 5★'s (May 14, 2015) Ended being free and becoming a slave
11. The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, #3) by John FlanaganThe Icebound Land Ranger's Apprentice 03 5★'s (May 15, 2015) Ended being in danger and forced to an addictive herb to survive and slavery
12. The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4) by John FlanaganThe Battle for Skandia Ranger's Apprentice 04 5★'s (May 15, 2015) Ended overcoming an addictive herb to survive and slavery
13. The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice, #5) by John FlanaganThe Sorcerer in the North Ranger's Apprentice 05 5★'s (May 15, 2015) Ended being an apprentice
14. The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, #6) by John FlanaganThe Siege of Macindaw Ranger's Apprentice 06 5★'s (May 15, 2015) Ended of first assignment as a full fledge Ranger
15. The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice, #12) by John FlanaganThe Royal Ranger Ranger's Apprentice 12 John Flanagan 5★'s - (May 26, 2015) 373 p End of Series
16. Rewind by Terry England Rewind Terry England 5★'s - (May 30, 2015) 341 p Adulthood


May's Challenge Total Pages 4,651
May's Total Pages Read 7,219


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 ★ gwiz ★ (ggwiz) | 108 comments

June's --------------------------> 10/5COMPLETED

01. Season of Wonder by Marta PerrySeason of Wonder Marta Perry 2★'s - (June 2, 2015)North Carolina
02. Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1) by Tammara WebberEasy Tammara Webber 4★'s - (June 2, 2015) 310p Louisiana,
03. Passing Through Paradise by Susan WiggsPassing Through Paradise Susan Wiggs 4★'s - (June 4, 2015) 422p Rhode Island
04. The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1) by Jennifer ProbstThe Marriage Bargain Jennifer Probst 4★'s - (June 5, 2015) 308p New York
05. Venetia by Georgette HeyerVenetia Georgette Heyer 5★'s - (June 2, 2015) 375p York, England
06. Murder List (Buchanan-Renard #4) by Julie GarwoodMurder List Buchanan Renard 04 Julie Garwood 4★'s - (June 14, 2015) 425p Chicago
07. After the End (After the End, #1) by Amy PlumAfter the End After the End 01 Amy Plum 4★'s - (June 16, 2015) 352p Alaska, California, Los Angeles, Oregon, Seattle, Washington,
08. Until the Beginning (After the End, #2) by Amy PlumUntil the Beginning After the End 02 Amy Plum 4★'s - (June 19, 2015) 336p California, Los Angeles, Arizona, New Mexico, Bosque, Vaunge
09. Breathe (Sea Breeze, #1) by Abbi GlinesBreathe Sea Breeze 01
Abbi Glines 4★'s - (June 23, 2015) 333p Alabama
10. A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) by Sarah MacLeanA Rogue by Any Other Name Rules of Scoundrels 01 Sarah MacLean 4★'s - (June 23, 2015) 386p London, England

June's Challenge Total Pages 3,247
June's Total Pages Read 5,036


July - July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

July's --------------------------> 5/5 COMPLETED

01. Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, #5) by Julie GarwoodSlow Burn Buchanan REnard 05 - Julie Garwood 5★'s - (July 01, 2015)
02. Summer by the Sea by Susan WiggsSummer by the Sea Susan Wiggs 5★'s - (July 02, 2015)
03. Shadow Dance (Buchanan-Renard, #6) by Julie GarwoodShadow Dance Buchanan Renard McKenna 06 Julie Garwood 5★'s - (July 15, 2015)
04. The Horsemaster's Daughter (Calhoun Chronicles #2) by Susan WiggsThe Horsemaster's Daughter - Calhoun Chronicles 02 - Susan Wiggs 4★'s - (July 20, 2015)
05. Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) by Kerstin GierRuby Red - Precious Stone 01 - Kerstin Gier 4★'s - (July 22, 2015)

July's Total pages 0000
August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

10/5 August's Challenge COMPLETED Hot Romance & Release

01. Angel Wings by Suzanne Stengl Angel Wings Suzanne Stengl 5★'s - (Aug 02, 2015)
02. A Place to Rest My Heart Galen Rose 5★'s - (Aug 02, 2015)
03. Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini SinghAngels' Blood Guild Hunter 01 Nalini Singh 4★'s - (Aug 09, 2015)
04. Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini SinghArchangel's Kiss Guild Hunter 02 Nalini Singh 4★'s - (Aug 09, 2015)
05. Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini SinghArchangel's Consort Guild Hunter 03 Nalini Singh 4★'s - (Aug 09, 2015)
06. Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4) by Nalini SinghArchangel's Blade Guild Hunter 04 Nalini Singh 4★'s - (Aug 09, 2015)
07. Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) by Nalini Singh ✔book:Archangel's Storm|9738483] Guild Hunter 05 Nalini Singh 4★'s - (Aug 09, 2015
08. Archangel's Legion (Guild Hunter, #6) by Nalini SinghArchangel's Legion Guild Hunter 06 Nalini Singh 4★'s - (Aug 09, 2015)
09. Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7) by Nalini SinghArchangel's Shadows Guild Hunter 07 Nalini Singh 4★'s - (Aug 09, 2015
10. Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona AndrewsMagic Shifts Kate Daniels 08 Ilona Andrews 5★'s - (Aug 2015 Hot Romance & Release
August's Total pages 0000


September - Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different professions.

September's --------------------------> 8/5 COMPLETED

01. Replica (Replica, #1) by Jenna BlackReplica Replica 01
Jenna Black 5★'s - (Sep 10, 2015) CEO & POLICIAN'S WIFE
02. Resistance (Replica, #2) by Jenna BlackResistance Replica 02 Jenna Black 5★'s - (Sep 15, 2015) RESISTANCE FIGHTER
03. The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1) by Cassandra Rose ClarkeThe Assassin's Curse Assassin's Curse 01 Cassandra Rose Clarke 5★'s - (Sep 18, 2015) ASSASSIN
04. The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2) by Cassandra Rose ClarkeThe Pirate's Wish Assassin's Curse 01 Cassandra Rose Clarke 5★'s - (Sep 21, 2015) PIRATE
05. Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin CashoreGraceling Graceling Real;m 01 Kristin Cashore 5★'s - (Sep 23, 2015) SURVIOR, PRINCE, WARRIOR

06. Fire (Graceling Realm, #2) by Kristin CashoreFire Graceling Real;m 01 Kristin Cashore 5★'s - (Sep 23, 2015) MUSIC TEACHER AND INTEARGATOR
07. Armada by Ernest ClineArmada
Ernest Cline 5★'s - (Sep 08, 2015) STUDENT & VR FIGHTER
08. The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings, #1) by J.R. WardThe Bourbon Kings Bourbon Kings 01 J.R. Ward 5★'s - (Sep 07, 2015) GARDENER & HORSE OWNER TRAINER/BOUBON MAKER
September's Total pages 0000

October - Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character. Substitute or Create Challenge Check Out Listopia

I thought about the challenge and I think I'll go with reading 5 books that either completes a series or brings an ongoing series up-to-date. I usually do 1 or 2 a month but was able to double it with this challenge. 2 series completed and 2 up-to-date with releases. Yay.

October's --------------------------> 5/5 COMPLETED

01. Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin CashoreBitterblue Graceling Real;m 01 Kristin Cashore 5★'s - (Oct 11, 2015) 563 p 1 BOOK - SERIES COMPLETED
02. Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora PierceTrickster's Choice Daughter of the Lioness 01 Tamora Pierce 5★'s - (Oct 15, 2015) 469 p
03. Trickster's Queen (Daughter of the Lioness, #2) by Tamora PierceTrickster's Queen Daughter of the Lioness 02 Tamora Pierce 5★'s - (Oct 18, 2015) 467 p 2 BOOKS- SERIES COMPLETED
04. Skip Beat!, Vol. 34 by Yoshiki NakamuraSkip Beat!, Vol. 34 Skip Beat 34 Yoshiki Nakamura 4★'s - (Oct 18, 2015) 192 p 1 BOOK - SERIES UP TO DATE
05. Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini SinghArchangel's Enigma 4★'s - (Oct 28, 2015) 357 p 1 BOOK - SERIES UP TO DATE

November - The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

November's --------------------------> 5/5 COMPLETED


01. Love Overboard by Janet EvanovichLove Overboard Loveswept Romance Janet Evanovich 5★'s - (Nov 2, 2015) 244 p Body of water cover Challenge
02. Hero at Large by Steffie HallHero at Large Janet Evanovich 4★'s - (Nov 2, 2015) 288 p Animal on Cover Challenge
03. Rip Van Winkle by Washington IrvingRip Van Winkle Washington Irving 4★'s - (Nov 3, 2015) 61p pub 1819 Book over 100 years old Challenge
04. Bleach―ブリーチ― Burīchi 52 (Bleach, #52) by Tite KuboBleach―ブリーチ― Burīchi 52 Bleach 52 Tite Kubo 4★'s - (Nov 23, 2015) White Cover
05. Curio by Evangeline Denmark Curio Evangeline Denmark 4★'s - (Nov 2, 2015) 432 p ARC Review

December - Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.

December's -------> 12/5 COMPLETED

01. Lost December by Richard Paul Evans Richard Paul Evans 4★'s - (Dec 03, 2015 346 p
02. Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma WilsonKarma Wilson 3★'s - (Dec 03, 2015) 40 p
03. Skip Beat!, Vol. 35 by Yoshiki NakamuraYoshiki Nakamura 5★'s - (Dec 04, 2015) 200 p
04. Table for Five by Susan WiggsSusan Wiggs 4★'s - (Dec 04, 2015) 384 p
05. Kaleidoscope Eyes (Family Honor #2) by Karen BallKaren Ball 4★'s - (Dec 06, 2015) 380 p
06. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, #5) by Carrie VaughnCarrie Vaughn 4★'s - (Dec 12, 2015) 282 p
07. One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet EvanovichJanet Evanovich 5★'s - (Dec 14, 2015 320 p
08. Uprooted by Naomi NovikNaomi Novik 5★'s - (Dec 17, 2015 435p
09. Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet EvanovichJanet Evanovich 5★'s - (Dec 21, 2015 326 p
10. Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3) by Janet EvanovichJanet Evanovich 5★'s - (Dec 23, 2015 321 p
11. His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik ✔ 5★'s - (Dec 26, 2015 356 p
12. Dragon Bones (Hurog, #1) by Patricia Briggs ✔ 5★'s - (Dec 31, 2015 295 p

December's Total pages 3,685


message 29: by Maria Jo (last edited Feb 06, 2015 04:13PM) (new)

Maria Jo | 222 comments Oh boy! Yet another challenge I'm going to try to finish!

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Read: 0/60(ish)

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. "Christmas at Harmony Hill" by Ann H. Gabhart
2. "The Long Overdue Library Book" by Sandy Bradley and Elsa Pendleton
3. "S is for Sunflower" by Devin and Corey Scillion
4. "Political Philosophy" by David Miller

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 30: by Laila Jane (last edited Dec 26, 2015 08:37AM) (new)

Laila Jane (axlilxlala) | 237 comments The Really, Really, Really Hard 2015 Challenge


January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

January: Read 5 books that are new to you authors
1. No Reverse by Marion Croslydon (01/10/15) - 269 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
2. Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven (01/14/15) - 417 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
3. Phoenix: The Rising by Bette Maybee (01/17/15) - 216 pgs, ✮✮✮
4. Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert (01/20/15) - 262 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
5. Illusion by J.S. Cooper (01/23/15) - 352 pgs, ✮✮✮

Total Pages: 1,516
No Reverse (Second Chances, #1) by Marion Croslydon Bad Romeo (Starcrossed, #1) by Leisa Rayven Phoenix The Rising by Bette Maybee Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert Illusion (Swept Away, #1) by J.S. Cooper

February: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young (02/07/15) - 331 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
2. Faking It by Cora Carmack (02/12/15) - 355 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
3. Zoey And The Nice Guy by Carter Ashby (02/18/15) - 314 pgs, ✮✮✮
4. Very Bad Things by Susan McBride (02/23/15) - 242 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
5. The Story of Us by Lesley Jones (02/28/15) - 406 pgs, ✮✮✮✮

Total Pages: 1,648
Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street, #5) by Samantha Young Faking It (Losing It, #2) by Cora Carmack Zoey And The Nice Guy (Big Girl Panties, #1) by Carter Ashby Very Bad Things by Susan McBride The Story of Us (Carnage, #1) by Lesley Jones

March: Read 3000 pages
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (03/01/15) - 228 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (03/05/15) - 386 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
3. Hero by Samantha Young (03/08/15) - 404 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (03/08/15) - 368 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
5. The Death Cure by James Dashner (03/10/15) - 338 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
6. Insanity by Lauren Hammond (03/11/15) - 190 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
7. Chasing McCree by J.C. Isabella (03/12/15) - 182 pgs, ✮✮✮
8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (03/15/15) - 658 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
9. Twisted by Emma Chase (03/19/15) - 272 pgs, ✮✮✮

Total Pages: 3,026
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner Hero by Samantha Young The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2) by James Dashner The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner Chasing McCree (Chasing McCree, #1) by J.C. Isabella The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Twisted (Tangled, #2) by Emma Chase

April: Read 5 books from 5 different genres
1. New Adult - Losers Weepers by Nicole Williams (04/03/15) - 258 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
2. Contemporary Romance - Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst (04/07/15) - 320 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
3. Paranormal - The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon (04/10/15) - 298 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
4. Historical Fiction - The Help by Kathryn Stockett (04/19/15) - 545 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
5. Mystery Thriller - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (04/24/15) - 336 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮

Total Pages: 1,757
Losers Weepers (Finders Keepers Book 2) by Nicole Williams Searching for Perfect (Searching For, #2) by Jennifer Probst The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon The Help by Kathryn Stockett The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

May: Read 5 books where something comes to an end
1. Asa by Jay Crownover (05/01/15) - 400 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮ (End of the series)
2. Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (05/04/15) - 320 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮ (MC graduates HS)
3. The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout (05/09/15) - 344 pgs, ✮✮✮✮ (End of MC's mortal life)
4. End of Days by Susan Ee (05/13/15) - 344 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮ (End of the series)
5. Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven - 288 pgs, ✮✮✮✮ (End of the series)

Total Pages: 1,696
Asa (Marked Men, #6) by Jay Crownover Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks, #5) by Miranda Kenneally The Return (Titan, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3) by Susan Ee Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2) by Leisa Rayven

June: Read 5 books set in different locations
1. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout (06/06/15) - 300 pgs, ✮✮✮✮ (New Orleans)
2. The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas (06/14/15) - 272 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮ (Peking, China)
3. Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young (06/16/15) - 336 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮ (Edinburgh)
4. My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas (06/18/15) - 304 pgs, ✮✮✮✮ (England)
5. One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker (06/24/15) - 310 pgs, ✮✮✮✮ (Princeton University)

Total Pages: 1,522
Wicked (A Wicked Saga, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6) by Samantha Young My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths, #2) by K.A. Tucker

July: Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover

August: Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases

September: Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession
1. Awakening You by Jessica Sorensen (09/01/15) - 264 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮ (Singer)
2. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean (09/08/15) - 386 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮ (Casino Owner)
3. Just Remember to Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles (09/20/15) - 290 pgs, ✮✮✮✮ (Army Veteran)
4. The Morning After by Adriane Leigh (09/21/15) - 252 pgs, ✮✮✮ (Interior Designer)
5. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (09/25/15) - 724 pgs, ✮✮✮✮ (Computer Hacker)

Total Pages: 1,916
Awakening You (Unraveling You, #3) by Jessica Sorensen A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1) by Sarah MacLean Just Remember to Breathe (Thompson Sisters, #3) by Charles Sheehan-Miles The Morning After (Morning, #1) by Adriane Leigh The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson

October: Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character
1. Finding It by Cora Carmack (10/23/15) - 320 pgs, ✮✮✮
2. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (10/27/15) - 341 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮

Total Pages: 661
Finding It (Losing It, #3) by Cora Carmack World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

November: – Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
1. Because of Ellison by M.S. Willis (11/01/15) - 300 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
2. Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins (11/05/15) - 512 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
3. Tidal by Emily Snow (11/10/15) - 312 pgs, ✮✮✮✮
4. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (11/13/15) - 370 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (11/15/15) - 213 pgs, ✮✮✮

Total Pages: 1,707
Because of Ellison by M.S. Willis Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy #4) by Wendy Higgins Tidal by Emily Snow The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

December – Read 600 pages from any genre
1. Sempre: Redemption by J.M. Darhower (12/04/15) - 528 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮
2. Final Debt by Pepper Winters (12/06/15) - 481 pgs, ✮✮✮✮✮

Total Pages: 1,009
Sempre Redemption (Forever, #2) by J.M. Darhower Final Debt (Indebted, #6) by Pepper Winters


message 31: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (Oma1229) | 249 comments ALways in for a good challenge.

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

Books Read-0/60

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 32: by LaurLa (last edited May 01, 2015 03:40PM) (new)

LaurLa | 1663 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015


Completed: 24 of 65

✔✔January – New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
A Treasure Worth Keeping by Marie Patrick Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas Heart of Winter by Carol Marlene Smith Prelude To A Seduction by Lotchie Burton Annabelle's Courtship by Lucy Monroe
(view spoiler)


✔✔February – Valentine's Day! Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate
Waking Up with a Rake (The Royal Rakes, #1) by Connie Mason Viscount Vagabond (Regency Noblemen, #1) by Loretta Chase Confessions of an Alli Cat (The Cougar Chronicles, #1) by Courtney Cole The Storm and the Splendor (Love and Adventure Collection) by Jennifer Blake Take Your Pleasure by Jasmine Haynes
(view spoiler)

✔✔March – March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
A Deeper Dimension by Amanda Carpenter Chance for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #10.5) by Marie Force Children of Dynasty by Christine Carroll Control by Charlotte Stein Double the Heat (contains New York Blades, #7.5) by Lori Foster Follow the Sun by Judith Arnold Maverick (Elite Ops, #2) by Lora Leigh Operation Valentine by Loretta Hill Saved By His Submissive (The WILD Boys Of Special Forces, #1) by Angel Payne Saving the Sheikh (Legacy Collection, #4) by Ruth Cardello
(view spoiler)

✔✔April – Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
Lean on Me (Masters of the Shadowlands, #4) by Cherise Sinclair One Perfect Night (The Sullivans, #8.5) by Bella Andre The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9) by Gena Showalter Sweet Revenge (Sin Brothers, #2) by Rebecca Zanetti The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green, #1) by Julie Anne Long
(view spoiler)

May – School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
Storm Warning (East Coast of Scotland, #2) by Toni Anderson Stolen Chances (Stolen Series, #4) by Elisabeth Naughton Breathing Room by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Fatal Scandal (Fatal, #8) by Marie Force Surrender to Temptation (The Fitzgerald Family, #6) by E.B. Walters
(view spoiler)

June – Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 33: by Jade aka MrsTosh (last edited Dec 10, 2015 01:53AM) (new)

Jade aka MrsTosh (MrsTosh) | 704 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Read:

✓ January – 5/5 (view spoiler)

✓ February – 5/5 (view spoiler)

✓ March –
♢Read 3000 pages
Read ~ 4049(view spoiler)


✓ April – 5/5
♢5 different genres(view spoiler)

✓ May – 5/5
♢Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc. (view spoiler)

✓June – 5/5
♢Set in different locations(view spoiler)

✓ July – 5/5
♢Red, white, or blue cover
(view spoiler)

✓ August – 5/5
♢Hot romances or 5 hot new releases. (view spoiler)

✓ September – 5/5
♢main characters have a different profession (view spoiler)

✓ October –
♢Oktoberfest! Alternative challenge (Drinking Beer).(view spoiler)

November –
♢Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
1.A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare 02/11 ★★★
2.With A Twist by Staci Hart 04/11 ★★★★★
3.Confess by Colleen Hoover 05/11 ★★★★
4.ChasingBeautiful by Pamela Ann 10/11 ★★★★
5.Walk Through the Fire by Kristen Ashley 18/11 ★★★★
A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove, #1) by Tessa Dare With a Twist (Bad Habits, #1) by Staci Hart Confess by Colleen Hoover Chasing Beautiful (Chasing, #1) by Pamela Ann Walk Through Fire (Chaos, #4) by Kristen Ashley

December –
♢Read 600 pages from any genre
Damaged (Damaged, #1) by H.M. Ward 327 Pgs Off Kilter (Hot Scot Trilogy, #2) by Donna Kauffman 320 Pgs Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, #2) by Robyn Carr 399 Pgs Stepbrother Billionaire by Colleen Masters 372 Pgs



message 34: by ☘KathyD☘ (last edited Nov 28, 2015 08:18PM) (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 622 comments Really, Really Hard Challenge, Take 3!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January — New Year = new authors!
Read 5 books that are new to you authors
(view spoiler)
Club Mephisto (Club Mephisto, #1) by Annabel Joseph Everyone Loves a Hero....and that's the problem by Marie Force Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc., #1) by Julie Ann Walker Wild Card (Elite Ops, #1) by Lora Leigh Dom Up (Devlin Black #1) by Alaska Angelini

February – Celebrate Valentine's Day!
Read 5 books with a red or pink cover
(view spoiler)
Devil's Game (Reapers MC, #3) by Joanna Wylde Reno's Chance (Tempting SEALs, #1) by Lora Leigh Schooled (Mastered, #2.5) by Lorelei James Hell's Knights (The MC Sinners, #1) by Bella Jewel One Night of Sin (After Hours, #1) by Elle Kennedy

March — March Madness!
Read 3,000 pages
(view spoiler)
Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Beast, Part Two (Beast, #2) by Ella James A Wild Ride (Biker Billionaire, #1) by Jasinda Wilder Infinite Fear (Scared #0.5) by Jacqueline Abrahams Night Visit by Emily Cantore Hot Springs Werewolf, Part 1 by Emily Cantore Hot Springs Werewolf, Part 2 by Emily Cantore Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward Heated (Most Wanted, #2) by J. Kenner The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead, #1) by Alice Clayton Beast, Part Three (Beast, #3) by Ella James Beast, Part Four (Beast, #4) by Ella James Ignited (Most Wanted, #3) by J. Kenner The Vampire Jules by Emily Cantore The Virgin and the Troll by Harold C. Jones Angels' Flight (Guild Hunter, #0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 3.5) by Nalini Singh Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christina Lauren Lead (Stage Dive, #3) by Kylie Scott Heaven's Sinners (The MC Sinners, #2) by Bella Jewel Two Geeks And Their Girl by Tymber Dalton A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels, #0.5) by Ilona Andrews The Curvy Vet and the Billionaire Cowboy (He Wanted Me Pregnant!) by Victoria Wessex Honor Unraveled (Red Team, #3) by Elaine Levine The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen, #2) by Amanda Stevens Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey, #2) by Sawyer Bennett The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3) by Karen Marie Moning Hard to Come By (Hard Ink, #3) by Laura Kaye Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1) by Shayla Black Three, Two, One (321) by J.A. Huss Hot as Hades (Four Horsemen MC #2) by Cynthia Rayne Catch Me If You Can by Stacey Espino Rescue Me by Jaci Burton The Geek Job by Eve Langlais Take Me (Take Me, #1) by Bella Andre Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland, #1) by Kristen Ashley Show Me, Baby (Masters of the Shadowlands, #9) by Cherise Sinclair

April — Rain Rain Go Away!
Read 5 books from 5 different genres
(view spoiler)
Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling #5) by Nalini Singh Rock Chick Rescue (Rock Chick, #2) by Kristen Ashley Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) by Karen Marie Moning Deep (Stage Dive, #4) by Kylie Scott A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness

May — School is Out!
Read 5 books where something comes to an end (could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc. )
(view spoiler)
Total Surrender (Sin Brothers, #4) by Rebecca Zanetti The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) by J.R. Ward The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13) by J.R. Ward Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7) by Nalini Singh

June — Vacation Time!
Read 5 books set in different locations
(view spoiler)
Silver Bastard (Silver Valley, #1) by Joanna Wylde Delicate Freakn' Flower (Freakn' Shifters, #1) by Eve Langlais The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5) by Karen Marie Moning Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour, #1) by Olivia Cunning Bound (Eternal Guardians, #6) by Elisabeth Naughton

July — July 4th!
Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover
(view spoiler)
Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc., #3) by Julie Ann Walker Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4) by Julie Ann Walker Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley Maverick (Elite Ops, #2) by Lora Leigh One Week Three Hearts (Three Hearts Trilogy, #2) by Adele Allaire

August — It’s Hot as Hades!
Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases
(view spoiler)
Arrow's Hell (Wind Dragons MC, #2) by Chantal Fernando Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink, #4) by Laura Kaye Servicing the Target (Masters of the Shadowlands, #10) by Cherise Sinclair Zack (Cold Fury Hockey, #3) by Sawyer Bennett Ride Steady (Chaos, #3) by Kristen Ashley

September — Labor Day!
Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession
(view spoiler)
Slow Ride (Fast Track, #5) by Erin McCarthy Last Hit (Hitman, #1) by Jessica Clare Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3) by Jaci Burton Dimitri (Her Russian Protector, #2) by Roxie Rivera One Night with a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #6) by Jessica Clare

October — Oktoberfest! — Alternative Task
Read 5 books with a paranormal theme
(view spoiler)
Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Claimed (Brides of the Kindred, #1) by Evangeline Anderson Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7) by Karen Marie Moning Flesh (Flesh, #1) by Kylie Scott Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione

November — The Year is Almost Over!
Read 5 books that you need to catch up on (finishes the series)
(view spoiler)
Holidays with the Walker Brothers (Alluring Indulgence, #4) by Nicole Edwards Ethan (Alluring Indulgence, #5) by Nicole Edwards Braydon (Alluring Indulgence, #6) by Nicole Edwards Sawyer (Alluring Indulgence, #7) by Nicole Edwards Brendon (Alluring Indulgence, #8) by Nicole Edwards


message 35: by Mirliz (last edited Dec 07, 2015 05:15AM) (new)

Mirliz | 87 comments The Really, Really Hard Challenge Take 3!
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 12.31.2015
Progress: 28/61

January New authors
Breathless; by Laura Lee Guhrke [1/2] ♥♥♥
Nåde; by Linn Ullmann [1/4] ♥♥♥
The Buddha in the Attic; by Julie Otsuka [1/21] ♥♥♥♥
I'll Give You the Sun; by Jandy Nelson [6/10] ♥♥♥♥
A Week in Winter; by Maeve Binchy [8/1] ♥♥♥♥

Breathless by Laura Lee Guhrke Nåd by Linn Ullmann Vi kom över havet by Julie Otsuka Jag ger dig solen by Jandy Nelson Vinter i drömhuset by Maeve Binchy

February Red or pink cover
Överenskommelser; by Simona Ahrnstedt [6/25] ♥♥♥
På andra sidan solen; by Maria Ernestam [7/20] ♥♥♥♥
Vi vet nog vem du är; by Doris Dahlin [7/2] ♥♥
Något så vackert; by Christina Bergil [7/11] ♥♥♥
Male for Christmas; by Lynsey Stevens

Överenskommelser by Simona Ahrnstedt På andra sidan solen by Maria Ernestam Vi vet nog vem du är by Doris Dahlin Något så vackert by Christina Bergil Decemberhetta by Lynsey Stevens

March 1,107/3,000 pages
All the Light We Cannot See; by Anthony Doerr [7/30] ♥♥♥
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1); by Arthur Conan Doyle [10/10] ♥♥♥
Specials (Uglies #3); by Scott Westerfeld
The Anubis Gates; by Tim Powers
A Kiss in Time; by Alex Flinn
Utsaga (David Weber #1); by Ulla Bolinder
Iskallt våld; by Ulf Broberg
Förföljd; by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg [11/8] ♥♥♥
Romarriket; by Eva Queckfeldt
The Tales of Beedle the Bard; by J.K. Rowling [11/17] ♥♥♥♥

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr En studie i rött (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle Förföljd by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

April 5 different genres
The Girl on the Train; by Paula Hawkins (thriller) [8/4] ♥♥♥
Can You Keep a Secret?; by Sophie Kinsella (chick lit) [9/8] ♥♥♥
The Outsiders; by S.E. Hinton (YA)
Empire Falls; by Richard Russo (literary)
Stardust; by Neil Gaiman (fantasy)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

May Something comes to an end
The Great Gatsby; by F. Scott Fitzgerald (death) [7/4] ♥♥





Den store Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

June Different locations
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1); by E.L. James (Vancouver & Seattle, Washington, USA) [7/1] ♥
Jacob Have I Loved; by Katherine Paterson (Maryland, USA) [6/29] ♥♥
About A Boy; by Nick Hornby (London, England)
Skugga; by Karin Alvtegen (Stockholm, Sweden)
Jacaranda Vines; by Tamara McKinley (Australia)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Se bergen... by Katherine Paterson Om en pojke by Nick Hornby Jakaranda by Tamara McKinley

July Red, white or blue cover
Red Queen (Red Queen #1); by Victoria Aveyard [9/21] ♥♥♥♥
Stargirl (Stargirl #1); by Jerry Spinelli [7/15] ♥♥♥
The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1); by Samantha Shannon [7/8] ♥♥♥♥♥
Sjunken hjärna; by Cecilia Davidsson [7/16] ♥♥♥
De tre nycklarna (Englamark #1); by Mia Söderberg [7/17] ♥♥

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon Sjunken hjärna by Cecilia Davidsson De tre nycklarna (Englamark #1) by Mia Söderberg

August Hot romances or hot new releases
Babyrace; by Katerina Janouch (new) [8/19] ♥♥
De användbara; by Mattias Hagberg (new) [9/9] ♥♥
Il sentiero dei profumi; by Cristina Caboni (new) [8/10] ♥♥♥♥♥
The Nightingale; by Kristin Hannah (new)
The Buried Giant; by Kazuo Ishiguro (new)

Babyrace by Katerina Janouch De användbara by Mattias Hagberg Doftens vägar by Cristina Caboni The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Buried Giant A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

September Main character has different professions
Cat's Eye; by Margaret Atwood (painter) [11/22] ♥♥
Strange but True; by John Searles (?)
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes #2); by Arthur Conan Doyle (private detective) [10/15] ♥♥♥
High Fidelity; by Nick Hornby (store owner)
The Edge of Reason (Bridget Jones #2); by Helen Fielding (journalist)

Cat's Eye  by Margaret Atwood Otroligt men sant by John Searles De fyras tecken (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle På spaning med Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones, #2) by Helen Fielding

October Set in Germany or has a German character
Steppenwolf; by Hermann Hesse
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold; by John le Carré
A Most Wanted Man; by John le Carré
The Good German; by Joseph Kanon
Die Wolke; by Gudrun Pausewang

Molnet by Gudrun Pausewang

November Have been on my TBR for a long time
Digital Fortress; by Dan Brown
Deception Point; by Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3); by Dan Brown
Inferno (Robert Langdon #4); by Dan Brown
Wuthering Heights; by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights  by Emily Brontë

December 600 pages
The Firebrand; by Marion Zimmer Bradley


message 36: by Kme_17 (last edited Jun 06, 2015 02:40PM) (new)

Kme_17 | 557 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. Marie Brennan -A Natural History of Dragons
2.Lydia Millet- Mermaids in Paradise
3. Andrew Smith-Grasshopper Jungle
4.Jana Deleon-Mischief in Mudbug
5. Christina Dodd-Virtue Falls

A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent, #1) by Marie Brennan Mermaids in Paradise A Novel by Lydia Millet Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith Mischief in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law, #2) by Jana Deleon Virtue Falls (Virtue Falls, #1) by Christina Dodd

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Rebel Belle
2. Spellcast
3. The Hit List
4.Burn
5.Buried in Buttercream

Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1) by Rachel Hawkins Spellcast (Maggie Graham #1) by Barbara Ashford The Hit List by Nikki Urang Burn (Breathless, #3) by Maya Banks Buried in Buttercream (Savannah Reid Mystery, #17) by G.A. McKevett

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
1. Marco's Redemption 494 pp
2.Mean Streak 409 pp
3. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals 451 pp
4. Child 44 528 pp
5. The House on Mermaid Point416 pp
6.The Escape 512 pp
7.A Thousand Sons558 pp


Total pages read:3368 pp

Marco's Redemption by Lynda Chance Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
The Omnivore's Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1) by Tom Rob Smith The House on Mermaid Point (Ten Beach Road, #3) by Wendy Wax The Escape (John Puller, #3) by David Baldacci A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeill


April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres. Personal substitution: 5 different Genres or Romance sub-genres
1.The Last Time We Say Goodbye-young adult
2.The Jane Austen Marriage Manual-chick lit
3.Dreamfever-urban fantasy
4.Ground Zero-Science Fiction
5.Burning Up- romance

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1.Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs
2.Mockingjay
3.The Villa of Death: A Mystery Featuring Daphne du Maurier
4.Denton Little's Deathdate
5.Mr. Kiss and Tell

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1.The BungalowBora-Bora
2. Veronika Decides to DieLubljana, Slovenia
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August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
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September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
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October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character. Personal substitution: Halloween! Read 5 books that feature a Halloween spooky of some kind with NO duplication! Examples of this include: Ghost, Witch, Serial Killer, etc.
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November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
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December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
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message 37: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jun 01, 2015 02:04PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi | 14894 comments Mod
I'm tempted but I'm trying to avoid yearly challenges

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January: DONE
(view spoiler)

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover:
Read 5 of 5:DONE
(view spoiler)

March - March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages
Total pages read: 3193: DONE
(view spoiler)

April –! Read 5 books from 5 different genres or sub-genres: DONE (view spoiler)

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc: DONE (view spoiler)

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1. Oregon: Burying Water
2. England: Where Dreams Begin
3. California: Cain's Identity
4. Louisiana: Seeker of Shadows
5.
Burying Water (Burying Water, #1) by K.A. Tucker Where Dreams Begin  by Lisa Kleypas Cain's Identity (Scanguards Vampires, #9) by Tina Folsom Seeker of Shadows (Moonlight, #6) by Nancy Gideon

(view spoiler)


message 38: by Paris (last edited Dec 26, 2015 12:46PM) (new)

Paris (PAH13) | 4285 comments The Really, Really, Really Hard 2015 Challenge
Duration: 1/1/15-12/31/15
Completed: 12/12

(view spoiler)

October – Read 3000 pages .
Passion and Ponies by Tara Sivec (Chocoholics) - ♥♥♥♥ - 10/31/15 - 220 (3155)
Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey) - ♥♥♥♥.5 - 10/28/15 - 278
A Friendly Arrangement by Christine Warner (Friends First) - ♥♥♥♥.5 - 10/24/15 - 200
Hold Me Until Morning by Christina Phillips (Grayson Brothers) - ♥♥♥♥ - 10/23/15 - 194
Out for the Count by Michele Mannon (Worth the Fight) - ♥♥♥♥ - 10/22/15 - 240
Tap Out by Michele Mannon (Worth the Fight) - ♥♥♥.5 - 10/19/15 - 247
Alasdair by Ella Frank (Masters Among Monsters) - ♥♥♥♥ - 10/17/15 - 328
Snowflake Wishes by Maggis McGinnis (Echo Lake) - ♥♥♥♥ - 10/16/15 - 93
Kissing Her Crazy by Kira Archer (Crazy Love) - ♥♥♥♥.5 - 10/16/15 - 160
Gambling on the Bodyguard by Sarah Ballance (What Happens in Vegas) - ♥♥♥♥.5 - 10/16/15 - 179
Tempted by Mr. Write by Sara Hantz (What Happens in Vegas) - ♥♥♥.5 - 10/15/15 - 73
Masquerading with the CEO by Dawn Chartier (What Happens in Vegas) - ♥♥♥ - 10/15/15 - 130
A Change of Plans by Robyn Thomas (What Happens in Vegas) - ♥♥.5 - 10/14/15 - 120
The Makeover Mistake by Kathy Lyons (What Happens in Vegas) - ♥♥♥ - 10/14/15 - 100
Tempting Her Best Friend by Gina L. Maxwell (What Happens in Vegas) - ♥♥♥♥ - 10/14/15 - 164
Slow Ride by Cathryn Fox (Playing for Keeps) - ♥♥♥ - 10/13/15 - 87
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels) - ♥♥♥♥.5 - 10/13/15 - 342

November – The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

Baking and Babies by Tara Sivec (Chocoholics) - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 11/5/15 – Finish Series
One King’s Way by Samantha Young (On Dublin Street) - ♥♥♥♥♥ - 11/6/15 – Finish Series
A Christmas Homecoming by Melissa McClone - ♥♥♥.5 - 11/9/15 – Review
Line of Fire by HelenKay Dimon (Greenway Range) - ♥♥♥ - 11/24/15 – Review
Last Chance Christmas by Joanne Rock - ♥♥♥ - 11/15/1 - Review

December - Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.

Blade to the Keep by Lauren Dane (Goddess with a Blade) - ♥♥♥.5 - 12/14/15 - 332
Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane (Goddess with a Blade) - ♥♥♥ - 12/12/15 - 298
Unwrapping Her Perfect Match by Kat Latham (London Legends) - ♥♥♥♥ - 12/12/15 - 152
Falling Hard by Tina Wainscott (Falling Fast) - ♥♥♥♥ - 12/9/15 - 267
When We Fall by Marquita Valentine - ♥♥♥ - 12/9/15 - 209
Falling Fast by Tina Wainscott (Falling Fast) - ♥♥♥♥ - 12/3/15 - 245

= 1503 pages

You may substitute one month with a challenge from another month if it is too challenging OR you may create your own challenge for that month. Remember...it needs to be CHALLENGING!


message 39: by Anita Reads (last edited Jan 24, 2016 05:27AM) (new)

Anita Reads | 436 comments The Really, Really Hard Quiz Challenge - Take 3 (2015)
Duration: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15
Finished: 12/12 months


January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1. Cart Before the Horse | Bernadette Marie 01/12/15 ★★★
2. Annie's Child | Elda Minger 01/12/15 ★★★
3. The Firm | John Grisham 01/13/15 ★★★★★
4. Moon Called | Patricia Briggs 01/18/15 ★★★★
5. White Cat | Holly Black 01/19/15 ★★★
Cart Before the Horse by Bernadette Marie Annie's Child by Elda Minger The Firm by John Grisham Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Frosted Shadow | Nancy Warren 02/17/15 ★★★★★
2. Million Dollar Mates | Cathy Hopkins 02/19/15 ★★★.5
3. Sweet Temptation | Lucy Diamond 02/22/15 ★★★★
4. Virgin River | Robyn Carr 02/25/15 ★★★★
5. Unspoken | Sarah Rees Brennan 02/25/15 ★★★
Frosted Shadow (Toni Diamond Mysteries #1) by Nancy Warren Million Dollar Mates (Million Dollar Mates, #1) by Cathy Hopkins Sweet Temptation by Lucy Diamond Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
1. Blood Bound | Patricia Briggs (292 pages) 03/01/15 ★★★★★
2. Feast of Fools | Rachel Caine(242 pages) 03/02/15 ★★★★
3. The Battle of the Labyrinth | Rick Riordan (368 pages) 03/03/15 ★★★★
4. Succubus Shadows | Richelle Mead (281 pages) 03/03/15 ★★★★
5. Chain Letter | Christopher Pike (192 pages) 03/07/15 ★★★
6. Born in Ice | Nora Roberts (384 pages) 03/08/15 ★★★★
7. Mountain Angel | Suzie O'Connell (341 pages) 03/10/15 ★★.5
8. The Last Academy | Anne Applegate (320 pages) 03/11/15 ★★
9. Over Sea, Under Stone | Susan Cooper (196 pages) 03/14/15 ★★★★
10. Steal the Light | Lexi Blake (288 pages) 03/15/15 ★★★
11. Beauty Dates the Beast | Jessica Sims (353 pages) 03/17/15 ★★★★
12. Along Came a Spider | James Patterson (435 pages) 03/17/15 ★★★★
13. The Last Olympian | Rick Riordan (361 pages) 03/20/15 ★★★★
14. Web of Lies | Jennifer Estep (400 pages) 03/22/15 ★★★★
15. The Wedding Trap | Adrienne Bell (166 pages) 03/23/15 ★★★★
16. Iron Kissed | Patricia Briggs (287 pages) 03/26/15 ★★★★★
17. The Templar Legacy | Steve Berry (482 pages) 03/28/15 ★★★★
Total Pages: 5,389
Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4) by Rachel Caine The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) by Richelle Mead Chain Letter (Chain Letter #1) by Christopher Pike Born in Ice (Born In Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts Mountain Angel (Northstar Angels, #1) by Suzie O'Connell The Last Academy by Anne Applegate Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark is Rising, #1) by Susan Cooper Steal the Light (Thieves, #1) by Lexi Blake Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons, #1) by Jessica Sims Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) by James Patterson The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2) by Jennifer Estep The Wedding Trap (Second Service, #1) by Adrienne Bell Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs The Templar Legacy (Cotton Malone, #1) by Steve Berry

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. Cozy Mystery A Good Man Gone | A.W. Hartoin 04/03/15 ★★★
2. New Adult Face the Music | Andrea K. Robbins 04/05/15 ★★★★
3. Science Fiction The 5th Wave | Rick Yancey 04/05/15 ★★★★
4. Paranormal Romance Marked | Elisabeth Naughton 04/08/15 ★★★★
5. Romantic Suspense Ceremony in Death | J.D. Robb 04/13/15 ★★★★★
A Good Man Gone (Mercy Watts Mysteries #1) by A.W. Hartoin Face the Music by Andrea K. Robbins The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Marked (Eternal Guardians, #1) by Elisabeth Naughton Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5) by J.D. Robb

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. The Look of Love | Bella Andre (Chloe gets a divorce in this one) 05/05/15 ★★★★
2. Little Women | Louisa May Alcott (one of the characters die) 05/11/15 ★★★★
3. The Quaker Café | Brenda Bevan Remmes (book starts with someone dying) 05/14/15 ★★
4. Born in Shame | Nora Roberts (Final book in series) 05/21/15 ★★★★
5. Club Dead | Charlaine Harris (Sookie ends her relationship with Bill) 05/24/15 ★★★★★
The Look of Love (The Sullivans, #1) by Bella Andre Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott The Quaker Café by Brenda Bevan Remmes Born in Shame (Born In Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.
1. Taking the Fall: A Cozy Mystery | Laney Monday (Washington) 06/01/15 ★★★
2. Witch Hunt | S.M. Reine (California) 06/11/15 ★★★★
3. A Painted House | John Grisham (Arkansas) 06/12/15 ★★★★
4. First Impressions | Jude Deveraux (North Carolina) 06/16/15 ★★★
5. Magic Strikes | Ilona Andrews (Georgia) 06/17/15 ★★★★
Taking the Fall A Cozy Mystery (Brenna Battle Book 1) by Laney Monday Witch Hunt (Preternatural Affairs, #1) by S.M. Reine A Painted House by John Grisham First Impressions by Jude Deveraux Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.
1. All the Light We Cannot See | Anthony Doerr 07/06/15 ★★★★
2. Never Seduce a Scoundrel | Sabrina Jeffries 07/16/15 ★★★.5
3. My Soul to Take | Rachel Vincent 07/26/15 ★★★★
4. The Clan of the Cave Bear | Jean M. Auel 07/26/15 ★★★★
5. Frostfire | Amanda Hocking 07/29/15 ★★★★
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Never Seduce a Scoundrel (School for Heiresses #1) by Sabrina Jeffries My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, #1) by Jean M. Auel Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1) by Amanda Hocking

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.
1. Shattered Promises | Jessica Sorensen 08/08/15 ★★★
2. Hero | Samantha Young 08/09/15 ★★★★
3. Wait for You | J. Lynn 08/13/15 ★★★★★
4. Be with Me | J. Lynn 08/16/15 ★★★★★
5. Stay with Me | J. Lynn 08/18/15 ★★★★★
Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1) by Jessica Sorensen Hero by Samantha Young Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) by J. Lynn Be with Me (Wait for You, #2) by J. Lynn Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3) by J. Lynn

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.
1. The Rosie Project | Graeme Simsion (professor of genetics) 09/01/15 ★★★
2. Bound by Night | Larissa Ione (CEO at Daedalus Corporation) 09/06/15 ★★★★
3. I Heart New York | Lindsey Kelk (Writer) 09/07/15 ★★★.5
4. Unending Devotion | Jody Hedlund (Photographer's assistant) 09/14/15 ★★★★
5. Shuttered Affections | Rene Folsom (Bartender) 09/14/15 ★★★★
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire, #1) by Larissa Ione I Heart New York (I Heart, #1) by Lindsey Kelk Unending Devotion (Michigan Brides, #1) by Jody Hedlund Shuttered Affections (Cornerstone, #1) by Rene Folsom

October – This month: Halloween: Read 5 books that is either orange/black, or has scary creatures in them, or is tagged horror.
1. Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer | Katie Alender (Ghost) 10/01/15 ★★★
2. Blood Rites | Jim Butcher (Vampires, wizard, etc.) 10/08/15 ★★★★★
3. Overruled | Emma Chase (Black cover) 10/12/15 ★★★★
4. This Side of the Grave | Jeaniene Frost (black cover) 10/16/15 ★★★★★
5. The Sword of Summer | Rick Riordan (orange cover) 10/28/15 ★★★★

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.
1. Used for TCF's Birth Flower The Ice Princess | Camilla Läckberg 11/01/15 ★★★.5
2. A-Z title challenge: Zoo | James Patterson 11/05/15 ★★★
3. Countdown Challenge Confess | Colleen Hoover 11/11/15 ★★★★
4. A-Z title challenge Just Ella | Margaret Peterson Haddix 11/19/15 ★★★★
5. Countdown challenge The Girl at Midnight | Melissa Grey 11/18/15 ★★★.5

December – This month: 916 Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.
1. Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! | Sara C. Roethle (212 pages) 12/07/15 ★★★★
2. Spider’s Revenge | Jennifer Estep (400 pages) 12/18/15 ★★★★
3. Stars of Fortune | Nora Roberts (304 pages) 12/18/15 ★★★★
Xoe or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My! (Xoe Meyers, #1) by Sara C. Roethle Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5) by Jennifer Estep Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts


message 40: by Ora (last edited Feb 20, 2015 02:41PM) (new)

Ora (oeamis) The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015


January New to You Authors
1. Facing the Music Andrea Laurence 01/07
2. Make it Rain Terri Marie 01/08
3. Reaper's Deliverance Miranda Stork 01/13
4. The Best Man Kristan Higgins 01/16
5. Let Me Be the One Bella Andre 01/17
Facing the Music (Rosewood, #1) by Andrea Laurence Make it Rain (The Montclair Brothers, #1) by Terri Marie Reaper's Deliverance (Grim Alliance, #1) by Miranda Stork The Best Man (Blue Heron #1) by Kristan Higgins Let Me Be the One (The Sullivans, #6) by Bella Andre
February Red or Pink Cover
1. When Good Earls Go Bad: A Victorian Valentine's Day Novella Megan Frampton 02/04
2. Viscount of Vice Shana Galen 02/09
3. Fated Rebecca Zanetti 02/10
4. One Night of Sin Elle Kennedy 02/13
5. Love, Chocolate, and Beer Violet Duke 02/19
When Good Earls Go Bad A Victorian Valentine's Day Novella (Dukes Behaving Badly, #1.5) by Megan Frampton Viscount of Vice (Covent Garden Cubs, #0.5) by Shana Galen Fated (Dark Protectors, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti One Night of Sin (After Hours, #1) by Elle Kennedy Love, Chocolate, and Beer (Cactus Creek, #1) by Violet Duke
March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December– This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 41: by JoAnne (last edited Dec 13, 2015 06:24PM) (new)

JoAnne (JoAnneMWCT) | 2279 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge! (also known as the INSANE Challenge)

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Fiona Lowe - Montana Actually (Medicine River, #1) 1/4/15 5stars
2. Jessica Topper - Dictatorship of the Dress (Much "I Do" About Nothing #1) 1/6/15 4stars
3. Ann Jennings - Doctor Knows Best 1/10/15 4stars
4. Jenna Bayley-Burke - Just One Spark (Just One #1) 1/14/15 4stars
5. Amy Smolcic - Someone Like You 1/16/15 4stars
Montana Actually (Medicine River, #1) by Fiona Lowe Dictatorship of the Dress (Much "I Do" About Nothing, #1) by Jessica Topper Doctor Knows Best by Ann Jennings Just One Spark by Jenna Bayley-Burke Someone Like You by Amy Smolcic

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
Read 5/5 DONE
1. The Wedding Vow: The Billionaire's Demand (Save the Date #2) by Cara Connelly 2/14/15 4stars (I read the paperback with this cover but it's not shown as part of other edition except as audiobook so I used it anyway)
2. The 17 Day Diet by Dr. Mike Moreno 2/22/15 3stars (cover is really red)
3. Beauty and the Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #2) by Jessica Clare 2/27/15 4stars
4. The Heartbreakers by Carly Phillips 2/29/15 4stars
5. Frosted Shadow (Toni Diamond Mysteries #1) by Nancy Warren 2/28/15 3stars
The Wedding Vow A Save the Date Novel The Billionaire S Demand by Cara Connelly The 17 Day Diet A Doctor's Plan Designed for Rapid Results by Mike Moreno Beauty and the Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #2) by Jessica Clare The Heartbreaker (Chandler Brothers, #3) by Carly Phillips Frosted Shadow (Toni Diamond Mysteries #1) by Nancy Warren

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.
Read 3145/3000 pages Read 10 books DONE!
1. Leather and Lace (Lonesome Point, Texas, #1) by Jessie Evans 3/1/15 4stars Nook 167pages
2. Saddles and Sin (Lonesome Point, Texas, #2) by Jessie Evans 3/2/15 4stars Nook 255pages
3. Diamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point, Texas, #3) by Jessie Evans 3/3/15 4stars Nook 314pages
4. Hold Me (Fool's Gold #18) by Susan Mallery 3/6/15 4stars PB 377 pages
5. Unbroken (Silver Creek Romance #3) by Maisey Yates 3/8/15 4stars PB 320 pages
6. He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor #11) by Jill Shalvis 3/9/15 4stars PB 368 pages
7. The Wrangler (Jackson Hole #5) by Lindsay McKenna 3/11/15 4stars Nook 384 pages
8. Ten Good Reasons (Sandy Cove #2) by Lauren Christopher 3/14/15 4stars PB 320 pages
9. One in a Million (Lucky Harbor #12) by Jill Shalvis 3/15/15 4stars PB 368 pages
10.Adventures of an Ice Princess by Liz Maverick 3/17/15 2stars PB 272 pages
Leather and Lace (Lonesome Point, Texas, #1) by Jessie Evans Saddles and Sin (Lonesome Point, Texas, #2) by Jessie Evans Diamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point, Texas, #3) by Jessie Evans Hold Me (Fool's Gold, #16) by Susan Mallery Unbroken (Silver Creek, #3) by Maisey Yates He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor, #11) by Jill Shalvis The Wrangler (Jackson Hole, #5) by Lindsay McKenna Ten Good Reasons (Sandy Cove, #2) by Lauren Christopher One in a Million (Lucky Harbor, #12) by Jill Shalvis Adventures of an Ice Princess by Liz Maverick

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres. Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Contemporary Romance
For Keeps (Love to the Rescue #2) by Rachel Lacey 4/4/15 4stars
2. Contemporary Women's Fiction
The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick 4/7/15 4stars
3. Paranormal and Historical Romance
Bite Me, Your Grace (Scandals with Bite, #1) by Brooklyn Ann 4/14/15 4stars
4. Intrigue/Suspense
Midnight Rescue (Killer Instincts #1) by Elle Kennedy 4/24/15 4stars
5. Non-fiction
Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer 4/30/15 2stars
For Keeps (Love to the Rescue, #2) by Rachel Lacey The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick Bite Me, Your Grace (Scandals with Bite, #1) by Brooklyn Ann Midnight Rescue (Killer Instincts, #1) by Elle Kennedy Getting Schooled The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Fighting for Keeps (A Brookhollow Story, #5) by Jennifer Snow 5/1/15 5stars (death of Nathan and Rachel in a car accident)
2. Sharp Shootin' Cowboy (Hot Cowboy Nights, Book 3) by Victoria Vane 5/3/15 4sttars (Haley quits her job)
3. High Heat (Hard Hitters, #1) by Linda Morris 5/13/15 4stars (Sarah Dudley gets fired)
4. Drive It Deep (Desert Dogs, #2.5) by Cara McKenna 5/14/15 3stars (breakup of Raina and Miah)
5. The Simulations by John Forelli 5/17/15 3stars (Ray Ality gets fired)
Fighting for Keeps (A Brookhollow Story, #5) by Jennifer Snow Sharp Shootin' Cowboy (Hot Cowboy Nights, #3) by Victoria Vane High Heat (Hard Hitters, #1) by Linda Morris Drive It Deep (Desert Dogs, #.5) by Cara McKenna The Simulations by John Forelli

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations. Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Her Boss by Arrangement by Teresa Carpenter 6/3/15 3stars (California)
2. Frontier Highlander Vow of Love (American Wilderness #4) by Dorothy Wiley 6/5/15 5stars (Scotland/Virginia/Kentucky)
3. Bride on the Run (Runaway Brides #4) by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock 6/6/15 4stars (Atlanta/Miami/Texas)
4. Midnight Pursuits (Killer Instincts, #4) by Elle Kennedy 6/7/15 4.5stars (Vermont/Russia/Spain)
5. Getting Lucky (Sapphire Falls #5) by Erin Nicholas 6/10/15 4stars (Nebraska)
Her Boss by Arrangement by Teresa Carpenter Frontier Highlander Vow of Love (American Wilderness #4) by Dorothy Wiley Bride on the Run (Runaway Brides #4) by Catherine Mann Midnight Pursuits (Killer Instincts, #4) by Elle Kennedy Getting Lucky (Sapphire Falls, #5) by Erin Nicholas

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover. Read 5/5 DONE!
1.New York Minute by Melinda Dozier 7/11/15 4stars
2. Christmas at Twilight (Twilight, Texas #6) by Lori Wilde 7/14/15 4.5stars
3. (A) Proposal for Christmas: State Secrets by Linda Lael Miller and The Five Days of Christmas by Lindsay McKenna 7/15/15 4stars
4. A Glimpse of the Dream by L.A. Fiore 7/20/15 4.5stars
5. Just a Summer Fling (Sullivan Lake, #1) by Cate Cameron 7/24/15 4stars
New York Minute by Melinda Dozier Christmas at Twilight (Twilight, Texas, #6) by Lori Wilde A Proposal for Christmas State Secrets / The Five Days of Christmas by Linda Lael Miller A Glimpse of the Dream by L.A. Fiore Just a Summer Fling (Lake Sullivan, #1) by Cate Cameron

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases. Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Sustained (The Legal Briefs, #2) by Emma Chase 8/16/15 4stars (releases 8/25/15)
2. Getting Over It (Sapphire Falls #6) by Erin Nicholas 8/18/15 4stars (releases 8/25/15)
3. Art of Affection (Love, California Style #3) by Ellen Butler 8/19/15 4stars releases 8/24/15)
4. It's In His Heart (Red River Valley, #1) by Shelly Alexander 8/20/15 4stars (published 8/1/15
5. Starlight on Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles #11) by Susan Wiggs 8/22/15 5stars (published 8/25/15)
Sustained (The Legal Briefs, #2) by Emma Chase Getting Over It (Sapphire Falls, #6) by Erin Nicholas Art of Affection by Ellen Butler It's In His Heart (Red River Valley, #1) by Shelly Alexander Starlight on Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #11) by Susan Wiggs

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession. Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Her Hometown Redemption (Templeton Cove #5) by Rachel Brimble 9/2/15 4stars (Liam-lawyer)
2. A Widow's Salvation (Cotillion Ball #8) by Becky Lower 9/5/15 5stars (Elijah-Doctor/Surgeon during Civil War)
3. Home Sweet Home (Mangrove Island #5) by Neve Cottrell 9/5/15 4stars (Sara-Realtor)
4. The Soldier's Dark Secret (Comrades in Arms #1) by Marguerite Kaye 9/7/15 4stars (Celeste - artist)
5. The Soldier's Rebel Lover (Comrades in Arms #2) by Marguerite Kaye 9/9/15 4stars (Finlay - soldier)
Her Hometown Redemption (Templeton Cove, #5) by Rachel Brimble A Widow's Salvation (Cotillion Ball #8) by Becky Lower Home Sweet Home (A Mangrove Island Novel #5) by Neve Cottrell The Soldier's Dark Secret (Comrades in Arms, #1) by Marguerite Kaye The Soldier's Rebel Lover (Comrades in Arms, #2) by Marguerite Kaye

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books where the characters are drinking beer. Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Dare to Submit (Dare to Hold #4) by Carly Phillips 10/2/15 3stars (Dylan)
2. Dare to Touch (Dare to Hold #5) by Carly Phillips 10/3/15 4stars (Scott)
3. Dare to Hold (Dare to Hold #6) by Carly Phillips 10/3/15 4stars (Scott)
4. Dare to Rock (Dare to Hold #7) by Carly Phillips 10/4/15 4stars (Grey and Ricardo)
5. A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas (Smokin' Hot Cowboys #1) by Kim Redford 10/9/15 4stars (Misty and Trey)
Dare to Submit (Dare to Love, #4) by Carly Phillips Dare to Touch (Dare to Love, #5) by Carly Phillips Dare to Hold (Dare to Love, #6) by Carly Phillips Dare to Rock (Dare to Love, #7) by Carly Phillips A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys, #1) by Kim Redford

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc. Read 5/5 DONE!
1. It's Only Love (Green Mountain Romance #5) by Marie Force 11/1/15 4stars (review and challenge)
2. Silver Linings (Rose Harbor #4) by Debbie Macomber 11/2/15 5stars (challenges + due to library - already borrowed and returned at least once without reading)
3. Willow Brook Road (Chesapeake Shores, #13) by Sherryl Woods 11/5/15 5stars (needed it for a challenge + due to library - already borrowed and returned at least once without reading)
4. The Christmas Cowboy (Rodeo Romance, #1) by Shanna Hatfield 11/7/15 4stars (need for review and promotion)
5. Frontier Gift of Love (American Wilderness, #5)by Dorothy Wiley 11/8/15 5stars (need for review; published this week)
It's Only Love (Green Mountain, #5) by Marie Force Silver Linings (Rose Harbor #4) by Debbie Macomber Willow Brook Road (Chesapeake Shores, #13) by Sherryl Woods The Christmas Cowboy (Rodeo Romance, #1) by Shanna Hatfield

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre - Historical Romance Read 2/2 768 pages DONE!
1. Scandal Take the Stage (The Wicked Quills of London #2) by Eva Leigh 12/3/15 4stars (384 pages)
2. An Improper Arrangement (The Little Season #1) by Kasey Michaels 12/13/15 4stars (384 pages)
Scandal Takes the Stage (The Wicked Quills of London, #2) by Eva Leigh An Improper Arrangement (The Little Season, #1) by Kasey Michaels


message 42: by Barbara (last edited Jan 31, 2015 05:28AM) (new)

Barbara (dramaya) It's my first time taking part in this challenge, but it sounds funny, so let's read some books.

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January
New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

1. Three to Ride by Sophie Oak
2. Soulless by Gail Carriger
3. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
4. Złodzieje koni by Remigiusz Grzela
5. The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker

Three to Ride (Nights in Bliss, Colorado, #1) by Sophie Oak Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket Złodzieje koni by Remigiusz Grzela The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker

February
Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

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message 43: by Marie (UK) (last edited Dec 17, 2015 04:15AM) (new)

Marie (UK) (mazza1) The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

1. Juliet 02/01/2015
2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle 11/01/2015
3. What's So Amazing about Grace? 13/01/2015
4. The Auschwitz Violin 12/01/2015
5. Crushed Mexican Spiders 12/01/2015

Juliet by Anne Fortier We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Àngels Anglada Crushed Mexican Spiders / Possibly Forty Ships by Tibor Fischer


February Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. A Journey Around My Room Xavierde Miatre 02/02/2015
2. The Time Machine 24/02/2015

A Journey Around My Room by Xavier de MaistreThe Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Sorry i have no more red / pink books on my TBR list and that is so huge i cannot buy books just for colour of cover

March Read 3000 pages
1. Bel Canto 352 pages 03/03/2015
2. Foxglove Summer 320 pages 03/03/2015
3. Christmas on the Move Out West 124 pages 06/03/2015
4. The Casual Vacancy 503 pages 17/03/2015
5. Pride and Prejudice 333 pages 23/03/2015
6. Quite a Year for Plums 220 pages 26/03/2015
7. The Scandal At Bletchley 310 pages 27/03/2015
8. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 624 pages 27/03/2015
9. The State We're In 320 pages 27/03/2015
10 I Know This Much Is True 928 pages 31/03/2015

Grand total 4,034

Bel Canto by Ann PatchettFoxglove Summer (Peter Grant, #5) by Ben AaronovitchChristmas on the Move Out West by Matthew GonderThe Casual Vacancy by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenQuite a Year for Plums  by Bailey WhiteThe Scandal At Bletchley by Jack TrebyThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki MurakamiThe State We're In by Adele ParksI Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb


,b. total 4,034

April – Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

1. The Bone Clocks 10/04/2015 Science fiction
2. Mummy's Legs 12/04/2015 Fiction
3. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 13/05/2015 Humour
4. The Ashgrove 17/-4/2015 History
5. Underwood, Scotch, and Wry 19/04/2015 Mystery


The Bone Clocks by David MitchellMummy's Legs by Kate BinghamThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah MoggachThe Ashgrove by Diney CosteloeUnderwood, Scotch, and Wry by Brian D. Meeks

May – School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.
1. Rubbernecker Patrick's study of anatomy
2. The Silver Sword 13/05/2015 the end of their escape from Poland
3. The Collector 29/05/2015 life

4. Three Men in a Boat 14/05/2015 their journey

Rubbernecker by Belinda BauerThe Silver Sword by Ian SerraillierThe Collector by John FowlesThree Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome


June – Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

1. A Tale of Two Cities
2. Bed
3. Brailling For Wile
4. Decades
5. Frankenstein

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensBed by David WhitehouseBrailling For Wile by James ZerndtDecades by Ruth HarrisFrankenstein by Mary Shelley


July – July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

1. All the Light We Cannot See BLUE 01/07/2015
2. The Children Act BLUE <?b> 06/07/2015
3. No Hope for Gomez! RED 12/07/2015
4. The Zahir RED 21/07/2015
5. The Cat's Table BLUE 24/07/2015


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Children Act by Ian McEwanNo Hope for Gomez! by Graham ParkeThe Zahir by Paulo CoelhoThe Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

August – It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

1. Go Set a Watchman 16/08/2015
2. Memory of Water 27/08/2015



Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
September – Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

1. A Lady in France Au Pair
2. Slaughterhouse-Five Optometrist
3. Fleeced Alex = Zookeeper in underworld
4. The Tangled Yarn = shop owner and crochet instructor
5. The Cuckoo's Calling private detective


A Lady in France by Jennie GoutetSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutFleeced by Julia WillsThe Tangled Yarn by Rita LumpkinThe Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith


October – Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

1. You set in germany

You by Zoran Drvenkar

November – The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

1. The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family 14/11/2015
2. A Clockwork Orange 17/11/2015
3. The Axeman's Jazz 02/11/2015
4. X Out Of Wonderland 11/11/2015
5.Left Turn Lane 17/11/2015


The World's Strongest Librarian A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh HanagarneA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess The Axeman's Jazz by Ray CelestinX Out Of Wonderland by David Allan CatesLeft Turn Lane by Eva Ramona

December – Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.

I have read more than this but it fits this months goal
A Little Life 16/12/2015 720 pages



message 44: by Sue (last edited Feb 02, 2015 05:51PM) (new)

Sue Morris | 1095 comments The Really, Really Hard Challenge Take 3!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.
1.Midnight's MasterbyDonna Grant1/1/2015
2.Angel,L.A. Weatherly1/2/2015
3.Winning the Highlander's HeartbyTerry Spear 1/14/2015
4.You Slay MebyKatie MacAlister1/17/2015
5.Under WrapsbyHannah Jayne1/18/2015

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Through a Crimson Veil (Crimson City, #3) by Patti O'Shea2/2/2015
2. Under A Spell (Underworld Detection Agency, #5) by Hannah Jayne2/1/2015

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 45: by Lizz (last edited Jan 25, 2015 06:12PM) (new)

Lizz | 52 comments January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Books Done: 5

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Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, #1) by Deborah Cooke The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) by Zoraida Córdova Mystic City (Mystic City, #1) by Theo Lawrence The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner


message 46: by Kattibrie (new)

Kattibrie | 102 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015


January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 47: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1052 comments Duration: 1/1/15 - 12/31/15

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January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 48: by Elena (last edited Feb 28, 2015 03:23PM) (new)

Elena  | 132 comments It looks tough but I'd like to give it a shot!

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!
Duration:
1/1/15 - 12/31/15
Progress: 0/60

January – New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors
1.Leviathan | Leviathan, #1 | Scott Westerfeld | 1/3/2015 | ★★★★
2. Reamde | Neal Stephenson | 1/17/2014 | ★★★★
3. Divergent (Divergent, #1) | Veronica Roth | 1/27/2015 | ★★★★
4. The Dark Horse | Marcus Sedgwick | 1/31/2015 | ★★★
5. Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1) | Henning Mankell | 1/31/2015 | ★★★★
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Reamde by Neal Stephenson Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick Faceless Killers (Wallander #1) by Henning Mankell

February – Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day
1. Fight Club | Chuck Palahniuk | 2/15/2015 | ★★★
2. Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1) | Gennifer Choldenko | 2/20/2015 | ★★★★
3. The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1) | Lisa Lutz | 2/24/2015 | ★★★★
4. Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) | Stephanie Perkins | 2/26/2015 | ★★★
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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1) by Gennifer Choldenko The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1) by Lisa Lutz Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins

March - March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April - Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May - School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June - Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July - July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September - Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October - Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November - The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December - Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 49: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (Engelsigh) | 238 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


message 50: by Katie (last edited Apr 08, 2015 02:20PM) (new)

Katie | 36 comments The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2015 Challenge!

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

January – This month: New Year = new authors! Read 5 books that are new to you authors.

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 1/15/15
2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 1/13/15
3. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith 1/25/15
4. A Widow's Walk: A Memoir of 9/11 by Marian Fontana 1/30/15
5. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 1/31/15

February – This month: Read 5 books with a red or pink cover to celebrate Valentine's Day

1. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
3. The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
4. Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #5) by Joanne Fluke
5. Back to School Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #4) by Leslie Meier


March – This month: March Madness!!! Read 3000 pages.

1. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 545 pgs
2. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 423 pgs
3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 231
4. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin 778 pgs

April – This month: Rain Rain Go Away! Read 5 books from 5 different genres.
1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Psychological Thriller
2. Cozy Mstery
3. Classic
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

May – This month: School is Out! Read 5 books where something comes to an end. Could be a death, end of a series, divorce, etc.

June – This month: Vacation Time! Read 5 books set in different locations.

July – This month: July 4th! Read 5 books with a red, white, or blue cover.

August – This month: It's Hot as Hades! Read 5 books that are hot romances or 5 hot new releases.

September – This month: Labor Day! Read 5 books where the main characters have a different profession.

October – This month: Oktoberfest! Read 5 books that are set in Germany or have a German character.

November – This month: The Year is Almost Over! Read 5 books that you need to catch up on either for a challenge(s), reviews, etc.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read 600 pages from any genre.


You may substitute one month with a challenge from another month if it is too challenging OR you may create your own challenge for that month. Remember...it needs to be CHALLENGING!


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