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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
**Winter Challenge - 1/6/20 - 31/8/20**



SERIOUSLY SERIES CHALLENGE


Our Winter Challenge is designed to help you catch up on some of the series which you may have only partly read.

Easy - 6 books ("a" OR "b" of the criteria) - minimum TWO Aussie Authors

Hard - 12 books ("a" PLUS "b" of the criteria) - minimum THREE Aussie Authors)

As an additional challenge to "b", read as many from series as you can :)

Don't forget our minimum of 125 pages - full guidelines HERE

Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level:
0/?


1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
b. Read the third book on your TBR

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
b. Read a book which is set in winter.




message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Aug 02, 2020 11:12PM) (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
12/12


1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison 4s 5/6/20

b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch Urioste 4s 6/6/20

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey 4s 15/6/20

b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell 5s 4/6/20 AA

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Fair Warning by Michael Connelly 5s 3/6/20

b. Read the third book on your TBR
One Lost Soul by J.M. Dalgliesh 5s 7/6/20

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
The Life She Finds by Maggie Christensen 5s 5/6/20 AA

b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland 4.5s 2/6/20 AA 28th April

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Deadly Investment by Jill Paterson 4s 25/6/20 AA

b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Beware the Past by Joy Ellis 5s 17/6/20 Li'l Owl

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
The Teatime Mystery by Faith Martin 4s 3/8/20

b. Read a book which is set in winter.
A Million Little Lies by Bette Lee Crosby 4s 9/6/20

A Spell for Trouble (An Enchanted Bay Mystery #1) by Esme Addison Out of the Silence After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch Urioste The Satapur Moonstone (Perveen Mistry #2) by Sujata Massey Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell Fair Warning (Jack McEvoy #3) by Michael Connelly One Lost Soul (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery #1) by J.M. Dalgliesh The Life She Finds (Granite Springs #4) by Maggie Christensen The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland Deadly Investment (Alistair Fitzjohn, #5) by Jill Paterson Beware the Past (DCI Matt Ballard, #1) by Joy Ellis The Teatime Mystery (Jenny Starling, #6) by Joyce Cato A Million Little Lies by Bette Lee Crosby


message 4: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Aug 21, 2020 11:15PM) (new)

Phrynne | 11909 comments Mod
Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
12/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
City of Lies by Victoria Thompson 4 stars 9/6/20

b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Safe Place by Anna Downes AA 4 stars 20/6/20

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
When She Was Good by Michael Robotham AA 5 stars 17/6/20

b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Fox Hunt by James Phelan AA 4 stars 22/8/20

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Competence by Gail Carriger 5 stars 8/6/20

b. Read the third book on your TBR
The Choir by Joanna Trollope 4 stars 23/6/20

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Reticence by Gail Carriger 5 stars 2/8/20

b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Guards by Ken Bruen 4 stars 20/8/20

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones 4 stars 9/8/20

b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (Patty) 4 stars 14/7/20

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Hide and Seek by M.J. Arlidge 4 stars 4/7/20

b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Frost Fair by Edward Marston 3 stars 15/7/20

City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady, #1) by Victoria Thompson The Safe Place by Anna Downes When She Was Good (Cyrus Haven, #2) by Michael Robotham Fox Hunt (Lachlan Fox, #1) by James Phelan Competence (Custard Protocol, #3) by Gail Carriger The Choir by Joanna Trollope Reticence (Custard Protocol, #4) by Gail Carriger The Guards (Jack Taylor, #1) by Ken Bruen Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5) by Darynda Jones The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn Hide and Seek (Helen Grace, #6) by M.J. Arlidge The Frost Fair (Christopher Redmayne, #4) by Edward Marston


message 5: by Carolyn (last edited Aug 18, 2020 02:03AM) (new)

Carolyn | 8266 comments Oooh! I do love a series challenge :)

12/ 12 books (3 AA)

✔ 1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
An Ace and A Pair by Blake Banner 4★

✔ 1b. Read a book by an author you have never read
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 5★

✔ 2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Turning Angel by Greg Iles 4★

✔ 2b. Read a book which has a two word title
The Split by Sharon J. Bolton 5★

✔ 3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones 4★

✔ 3b. Read the third book on your TBR
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune 5★

✔ 4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Flesh House by Stuart MacBride 5★

✔ 4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year) April 2020
The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle AA 4★

✔ 5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Dark Edges by Catherine Lee AA 4★

✔ 5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.(Brenda)
Prey by L.A. Larkin AA 4★

✔ 6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham 5★

✔ 6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Snowdonia Killings by Simon McCleave 4★

An Ace and A Pair (Dead Cold Mystery #1) by Blake Banner Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge, #1) by Elizabeth Strout Turning Angel (Penn Cage #2) by Greg Iles The Split by Sharon J. Bolton Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) by Darynda Jones The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Flesh House (Logan McRae, #4) by Stuart MacBride The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle Dark Edges (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery #5) by Catherine Lee Prey by L.A. Larkin The Deepest Grave (Fiona Griffiths, #6) by Harry Bingham The Snowdonia Killings (DI Ruth Hunter #1) by Simon McCleave


message 6: by Kahlia (last edited Aug 23, 2020 05:12AM) (new)

Kahlia (firstbreaths) | 105 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
12/12

1a. 1st in series: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon ★★★★ (13/7)
1b. New to you author: Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott ★★★ (1/7)

2a. 2nd in series: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi ★★ (16/8)
2b. 2 word title: Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller AA ★★★★ (15/7)

3a. 3rd in series: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff AA ★★ (17/6)
3b. 3rd book on your TBR: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr ★★ (23/8)

4a. 4th in series: In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan ★★★★ (21/6)
4b. Published in April: My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie ★★★★★ (6/8)

5a. 5th in series: Goldenhand by Garth Nix AA ★★★ (2/8)
5b. 5 stars from a friend: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune ★★★★★ (14/6)

6a. 6th in series: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett ★★★ (4/7)
6b. Set during winter: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik ★★★ (15/7)

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2) by Tomi Adeyemi Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) by Jay Kristoff In the Labyrinth of Drakes (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #4) by Marie Brennan Goldenhand (The Old Kingdom, #5) by Garth Nix Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2) by Terry Pratchett
Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1) by Kate Elliott Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr My Dear Hamilton A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


message 7: by Tien (last edited Jun 19, 2020 01:07AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 610 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
11/12 (3/3 AA)

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket -Read 04/06
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before. When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald -Read 03/06

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman -Read 08/06
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!) The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser AA -Read 14/06

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. Cleave (Jacob's Ladder #3) by Elizabeth Bear -Read 17/06
b. Read the third book on your TBR The Persimmon Tree (The Persimmon Tree #1) by Bryce Courtenay AA -Read 11/06

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series. The Visitor (Jack Reacher #4) by Lee Child -Read 19/06
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year) Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls #1) by Martha Hall Kelly -Read 11/06

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series. Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5) by Gail Carriger
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store by Ben Ryder Howe -Read 08/06

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series. The Smell of the Night (Commissario Montalbano #6) by Andrea Camilleri -Read 19/06
b. Read a book which is set in winter. Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin AA -Read 02/06

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) by Neal Shusterman The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser Cleave by Elizabeth Bear The Persimmon Tree (The Persimmon Tree, #1) by Bryce Courtenay The Visitor (Jack Reacher, #4) by Lee Child Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger My Korean Deli Risking It All for a Convenience Store by Ben Ryder Howe The Smell of the Night (Inspector Montalbano, #6) by Andrea Camilleri Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin


message 8: by Jenn (last edited Aug 04, 2020 05:09PM) (new)

Jenn (jumpapa) | 631 comments I'm in. Titles to come soon :)

Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level:Hard
10/12 (min 3AA's)


1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Miss Spelled by Morgana Best AA 4 stars

b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Sit for a Spell by Morgana Best AA 4 stars

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist 5 stars

b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Dizzy Spells by Morgana Best AA 4 stars

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Battle Born by Amie Kaufman AA 5 stars

b. Read the third book on your TBR
Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist 5 stars

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Demon's Dance by Keri Arthur AA 5 stars

b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Shadow Hunter by B.R. Kingsolver 4 stars

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan 5 stars

b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
An Awful Cat-titude by Addison Moore 4 stars

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Deadly Vows by Keri Arthur AA 5 stars

b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Ice Cold Heart by P.J. Tracy 5 stars


Miss Spelled (The Kitchen Witch, #1) by Morgana Best Sit for a Spell (The Kitchen Witch, #3) by Morgana Best Texas Outlaw (Rory Yates #2) by James Patterson Dizzy Spells (The Kitchen Witch, #2) by Morgana Best Battle Born (Elementals, #3) by Amie Kaufman Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin Cashore Demon's Dance (Lizzie Grace, #4) by Keri Arthur The Ex Who Wouldn't Die (Charley's Ghost, #1) by Sally Berneathy Shadow Flight (Shadow Riders, #5) by Christine Feehan An Awful Cat-titude (MEOW FOR MURDER Book 1) by Addison Moore Deadly Vows (Lizzie Grace, #6) by Keri Arthur Ice Cold Heart (Monkeewrench, #10) by P.J. Tracy


message 9: by Sarah (last edited May 19, 2021 02:28PM) (new)

Sarah | 981 comments I'd love to join, please, Brenda! Not 100% sure yet on the series books - I'll need to do some research.

Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
Progress: 11/12 AA: 4/4

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series: Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza (Kate Marshall #1) (30/6) 3.5*
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before: There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett AA (8/8) 5*

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series: Watching from the Dark (DCI Jonah Sheens #2) by Gytha Lodge (19/7) 4.5*
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!): The Gown by Jennifer Robson (5/6) 4.5*

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series: The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths (Ruth Galloway #3) (22/7) 4*
b. Read the third book on your TBR: The Lost Man by Jane Harper AA (6/6) 5*

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series: The Calling of the Grave by Simon Beckett (David Hunter #4) (3/7) 4.5*
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year): The Midnight Watch: A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian by David Dyer AA (11/6) 4.5* (published 5 April 2016)

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series: Booked For Murder by Val McDermid (Lindsay Gordon #5) (16/6) 4*
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars: Crossings by Alex Landragin AA (20/6) 5*

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series: Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride (Logan McRae #6) (7/7) 4.5*
b. Read a book which is set in winter: Deadman's Track by Sarah Barrie AA (7/6) 4*
Nine Elms (Kate Marshall, #1) by Robert Bryndza There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett Watching from the Dark (DCI Jonah Sheens, #2) by Gytha Lodge The Gown by Jennifer Robson The House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway, #3) by Elly Griffiths The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Calling of the Grave (David Hunter, #4) by Simon Beckett The Midnight Watch A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian by David Dyer Booked For Murder (Lindsay Gordon, #5) by Val McDermid Crossings by Alex Landragin Dark Blood (Logan McRae, #6) by Stuart MacBride Deadman's Track by Sarah Barrie


message 10: by Krystal (last edited Jul 12, 2020 06:45PM) (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1719 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: EASY
6/6
COMPLETE!

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller (AA) Review Here

2b. Read a book which has a two word title
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (AA) Review Here

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty Review Here

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin Review Here

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong Review Here

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Darkside by Belinda Bauer Review Here

Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1) by Bethany Griffin Bitten (Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Darkside by Belinda Bauer


message 11: by Alex (new)

Alex Cantone | 454 comments Is there a quick/cheats way oF finding titles published in April?


message 12: by Kathryn (last edited Jun 22, 2020 06:08PM) (new)

Kathryn | 3526 comments OK - I got derailed during autumn and have only just read the first of my autumn challenge books, maybe I'll do better in winter! Love this challenge, mods!! My added challenge is to try and work my way through more of the library books I borrowed before the libraries closed and which I've ignored in favour of the ebooks that pop up on my screen!!

Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level:
Hard
Completed 4/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Vodka Doesn't Freeze by Leah Giarratano (AA) - 3★
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Accidental Tour Guide by Mary Moody - 3.5★

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
The Abduction by John Grisham or Ambulance Girls Under Fire by Deborah Burrows (AA)
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Khaki Town by Judy Nunn - 4★

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan (AA)
b. Read the third book on your TBR
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793 by Winston Graham
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
The Comfort of Saturdays by Alexander McCall Smith
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer (AA) - 7 of my GR friends have given this 5★ and I agree - 5★ from me too!

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham (AA)
b. Read a book which is set in winter.
TBA - An Irish Country Cottage by Patrick Taylor starts in winter, or The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott also starts in winter.


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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Alex wrote: "Is there a quick/cheats way oF finding titles published in April?"

Go to your "my books" Alex, then change the bottom to "date pub" then you will find it reasonably easily :)


message 14: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1719 comments Alex wrote: "Is there a quick/cheats way oF finding titles published in April?"

You can sort your shelved books by published date ... it's slightly quicker but still takes a bit of work haha


message 15: by Steve (last edited Aug 09, 2020 05:39AM) (new)

Steve | 925 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
12/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series. Flashpoint by Felicity Young AA ★★★★★
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before. The Iron Trial by Holly Black ★★★★☆

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. The Dagger of Adendigaeth by Melissa McPhail ★★★★☆
b. Read a book which has a two word title The Globe by Terry Pratchett ★★★★☆

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells ★★★★☆
b. Read the third book on your TBR Fade Away by Harlan Coben ★★★★☆

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series. The Second Empire by Paul Kearney ★★★★☆
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year) Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett AA ★★★★★

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series. Echo Burning by Lee Child ★★★★☆
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima by James Mahaffey (Branden) ★★★★★

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series. Descent of Angels by Mitchel Scanlon ★★★★☆
b. Read a book which is set in winter. The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal AA ★★★★☆

Flashpoint (Cam Fraser, #1) by Felicity Young The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1) by Holly Black The Dagger of Adendigaeth (A Pattern of Shadow & Light, #2) by Melissa McPhail The Globe (The Science of Discworld, #2) by Terry Pratchett Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) by Martha Wells Fade Away (Myron Bolitar, #3) by Harlan Coben The Second Empire (The Monarchies of God, #4) by Paul Kearney Will to Live (Detective Kay Hunter #2) by Rachel Amphlett Echo Burning (Jack Reacher, #5) by Lee Child Atomic Accidents A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima by James Mahaffey Descent of Angels (The Horus Heresy #6) by Mitchel Scanlon The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal


message 16: by Zoey (last edited Jul 26, 2020 09:47PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1044 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Easy
6/6

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Treason by Meredith Whitford AA 4.5★

2b. Read a book which has a two word title
Gathering Dark by Candice Fox AA 4★

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 3★

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The One You Love by Paul Pilkington 2★

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Two Little Girls In Blue by Mary Higgins Clark 4★

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts 4.5★

Treason by Meredith Whitford Gathering Dark by Candice Fox Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare The One You Love (Emma Holden Suspense Mystery, #1) by Paul Pilkington Two Little Girls In Blue by Mary Higgins Clark Northern Lights by Nora Roberts


message 17: by Alex (new)

Alex Cantone | 454 comments Brenda wrote: "Alex wrote: "Is there a quick/cheats way oF finding titles published in April?"

Go to your "my books" Alex, then change the bottom to "date pub" then you will find it reasonably easily :)"


You learn something new every day. Thanks.


message 18: by Alex (new)

Alex Cantone | 454 comments Krystal wrote: "Alex wrote: "Is there a quick/cheats way oF finding titles published in April?"

You can sort your shelved books by published date ... it's slightly quicker but still takes a bit of work haha"


Got it!!!


message 19: by Kylie H (last edited Aug 13, 2020 04:34AM) (new)

Kylie H | 917 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Easy
6/6


1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Peace by Garry Disher 5★AA

2b. Read a book with a two word title.
Just Desserts by Sue Welfare 4★

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
Phantom by Jo Nesbø 4★

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly 3★

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 4★AA

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen 4★

Peace by Garry Disher Just Desserts by Sue Welfare Phantom (Harry Hole, #9) by Jo Nesbø He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan The Absent One (Department Q, #2) by Jussi Adler-Olsen


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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Kylie H wrote: " Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Easy
0/?

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

2a. Read ..."


Kylie, it has to be "A" OR "B" for the Easy challenge :) Not a mixture of both.


message 21: by Kylie H (new)

Kylie H | 917 comments Brenda wrote: "Kylie H wrote: " Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Easy
0/?

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
He Said/She Said by [author:Erin Kelly|1308..."


Oops!!! Will rethink and adjust!


message 22: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
No problems Kylie :)


message 23: by Jane (last edited Jul 17, 2020 07:26PM) (new)

Jane | 523 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard (3 AAs)
12/12 Finished 18th July


1a. 1st in a series : Arson at the Art Gallery by Grace York AA 4*
b. An author I have never read before : Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard 3*

2a. 2nd in a series : The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan AA 5*
b. Two word title : Old Bones by Douglas Preston 4*

3a. 3rd in a series : The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan AA 5*
b. The third book on my (EBook) TBR : Hold Tight by Harlan Coben 4*

4a. 4th in a series : Without a Trace by Nora Roberts 3*
b. A book which was published in April : The Long Shadow by Anne Buist AA 4*

5a. 5th in a series : Dark Edges by Catherine Lee AA 4*
b. A book which a Goodreads friend (Alda) gave five stars : The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon 4*

6a. 6th in a series : The Damage Done by James Oswald 4*
b. A book which is set in winter : Festive in Death by J.D. Robb 4*

Arson at the Art Gallery (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #1) by Grace York Believe Me A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1) by Douglas Preston The Good Turn (Cormac Reilly, #3) by Dervla McTiernan Hold Tight by Harlan Coben Without a Trace (The O'Hurleys, #4) by Nora Roberts The Long Shadow by Anne Buist Dark Edges (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery #5) by Catherine Lee The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon The Damage Done (Inspector McLean, #6) by James Oswald Festive in Death (In Death, #39) by J.D. Robb


message 24: by Kylie H (new)

Kylie H | 917 comments Brenda wrote: "No problems Kylie :)"

I think I am sorted now! Quite an eclectic mix ☺


message 25: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Good job Kylie :)


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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Welcome! Everyone is linked to here :)


message 27: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11909 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard (3 AAs)
0/12
"


You have some REALLY nice books there Jane!!!


message 28: by Diana (last edited Jun 14, 2020 08:31PM) (new)

Diana (secondhandrose) | 1658 comments Winter Challenge
Duration 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level : Easy (2 AAs)
0/6

An author you have never read before
Outback Elvis: The story of a festival, its fans a town called Parkesby John ConnellAA
Two word title
Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
Third book on TBR
The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History by Kassia St. Clair
A book published in April
Style Notes by Maggie Alderson AA
A book which is set in winter
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
a book that a Goodreads friend gave 5 stars
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel 5 stars from Andrea


message 29: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 981 comments Brenda wrote: "Welcome! Everyone is linked to here :)"

Thanks Brenda! Another challenging collection of prompts for the season.


message 30: by Vanessa (last edited Aug 06, 2020 04:20AM) (new)

Vanessa Mozayani | 12 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level:
4/12

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Fool's Goldby Fleur McDonald AA
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum ✅ READ July 25th

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Suddenly One Summer by Fleur McDonald AA ✅7th June 2020

b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton AA

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald AA
b. Read the third book on your TBR
The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward ✅11th June 2020

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Without a Doubt by Fleur McDonald AA
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras ✅Read 5th June 2020

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald AA
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester AA

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Red Dirt Country by Fleur McDonald AA
b. Read a book which is set in winter.
Christmas at Tiffany's by Karen Swan

Fool's Gold (Detective Dave Burrows) by Fleur McDonald A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum Suddenly One Summer by Fleur McDonald Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton Where the River Runs (Detective Dave Burrows) by Fleur McDonald The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward Without a Doubt (Detective Dave Burrows) by Fleur McDonald Island Affair (Keys to Love, #1) by Priscilla Oliveras Starting From Now (Detective Dave Burrows) by Fleur McDonald The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester Red Dirt Country by Fleur McDonald Christmas at Tiffany's by Karen Swan


message 31: by Janelle (new)

Janelle | 484 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: easy but might try the other half!
0/6 to start

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series. Whose Body?
b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. Brilliance of the Moon AA
b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. Grass for His Pillow AA
b. Read the third book on your TBR

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series. The Harsh Cry of the Heron AA
b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series. Heaven's Net Is Wide AA
b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series. Son Excellence Eugène Rougon
b. Read a book which is set in winter.


message 32: by Steve (new)

Steve | 925 comments I have posted my choices, looking forward to getting stuck in!


message 33: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Jul 24, 2020 12:14AM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 2412 comments I'm in for easy, of course. :)

Winter Challenge

Duration 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level : Easy (3 books by AA) - - - 6/6

1st in a series:
The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton READ 3★

2nd in a series:
Silver by AA Chris Hammer READ 4★

3rd in a series:
Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith READ 4★

4th in a series:
Revelation by C.J. Sansom READ 5★

5th in a series:
Gentlemen Formerly Dressed by AA Sulari Gentill READ 5★

6th in a series:
A Murder Unmentioned by AA Sulari Gentill READ 5★

The Finders (Mace Reid K-9 Mystery, #1) by Jeffrey B. Burton Silver by Chris Hammer Morality for Beautiful Girls (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #3) by Alexander McCall Smith Revelation (Matthew Shardlake #4) by C.J. Sansom Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (Rowland Sinclair, #5) by Sulari Gentill A Murder Unmentioned (Rowland Sinclair #6) by Sulari Gentill


message 34: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Diana wrote: "Winter Challenge
Duration 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level : Easy (2 AAs)
0/6

An author you have never read before
Nothing New, A History of Second-Hand by Robyn Annear A..."


Are you doing all "B"s Diana? You probably aren't finished either, but there's only 5 there ;)


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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Steve wrote: "I have posted my choices, looking forward to getting stuck in!"

Thanks Steve :)


message 36: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Welcome all, you're linked to here :)


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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
PattyMacDotComma wrote: "I'm in for easy, of course. :)

Winter Challenge
Duration 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level : Easy (2 AAs)
0/6

1st in a series:
The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton

2nd in a ser..."


Sorry Patty - "A" OR "B", not a combination of both. Can you change #6 please? Thanks :)


message 38: by #Teresa (last edited Aug 26, 2020 07:02PM) (new)

#Teresa | 134 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
12/12
9/9 AA


Series
1a. 1st in a series: Whispers At Wongan Creek Juanita Kees AA Read 30/6/20 3*
2a. 2nd in a series: Witch Chocolate Fudge H.Y. Hanna AA Read 1/7/20 4*
3a. 3rd in a series: Witch Summer Night's Cream H.Y. Hanna AA Read 24/7/20 5*
4a. 4th in a series: Blood, Sweets and Tears H.Y. Hanna AA Read 27/7/20 5*
5a. 5th in a series: Bonbons and Broomsticks H.Y. Hanna AA Read 29/7/20 5*
6a. 6th in a series: Double, Double, Toil and Truffle H.Y. Hanna AA Read 31/7/20 5*

Whispers At Wongan Creek (Wongan Creek #1) by Juanita Kees Witch Chocolate Fudge (Bewitched by Chocolate #2) by H.Y. Hanna Witch Summer Night's Cream (Bewitched By Chocolate #3) by H.Y. Hanna Blood, Sweets and Tears (Bewitched by Chocolate #4) by H.Y. Hanna Bonbons and Broomsticks (Bewitched by Chocolate Mysteries #5) by H.Y. Hanna Double, Double, Toil and Truffle (Bewitched by Chocolate Mysteries Book 6) by H.Y. Hanna

Stand alone
1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before: Laurinda Alice Pung AA Read 12/6/20 4*
2b. Read a book which has a two word title: Charlotte Pass Lee Christine AA Read 28/6/20 5*
3b. Read the third book on your TBR: The Huntress Kate Quinn Read 27/8/20 5*
4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year) The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan Lisa Ireland AA Read 16/7/20 3*
5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars: Red, White & Royal Blue Casey McQuiston Read 3/8/20 4*
6b. Read a book which is set in winter: One Day in December Josie Silver Read 16/8/20 5*

Laurinda by Alice Pung Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine The Huntress by Kate Quinn The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston One Day in December by Josie Silver


message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Welcome Teresa, you're linked :) Don't forget to add your "AA" (I think you have 9 there!)


message 40: by #Teresa (new)

#Teresa | 134 comments Brenda wrote: "Welcome Teresa, you're linked :) Don't forget to add your "AA" (I think you have 9 there!)"
Will do :)


message 41: by Kali (last edited Aug 20, 2020 04:30PM) (new)

Kali Napier | 99 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
12/12 COMPLETED

1a
. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke 13/08/2020 4* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina AA 07/06/2020 5+* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Into the Night by Sarah Bailey AA 18/06/2020 3.5*
2b. Read a book which has a two word title.
The Spill by Imbi Neeme AA 12/06/2020 5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman AA 28/06/2020 4* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
3b. Read the third book on your TBR.
Stone Girl by Eleni Hale AA 09/06/2020 5+* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson 09/07/2020 3.5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
4b. Read a book which was published in April (2019).
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins 07/07/2020 5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson 07/08/2020 4.5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko AA 13/07/2020 4.5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie 19/08/2020 4*
6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson 11/06/2020 5*

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2) by Sarah Bailey Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3) by Alison Goodman Started Early, Took My Dog (Jackson Brodie, #4) by Kate Atkinson Big Sky (Jackson Brodie, #5) by Kate Atkinson The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot, #6) by Agatha Christie

Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina The Spill by Imbi Neeme Stone Girl by Eleni Hale The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie #3) by Kate Atkinson


message 42: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Welcome Kali, you're linked :)


message 43: by Alexandra (last edited May 16, 2020 03:47PM) (new)

Alexandra Daw (luvvie) | 29 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Difficult
0/?

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta AA

2a Read a book which is 2nd in a series

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)

Pretty Things by Janelle Brown

3 a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series

The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith

b. Read the third book on your TBR

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld AA

4 a. Read a book which is 4th in a series

The Empty Beach by Peter Corris AA

b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

5 a. Read a book which is 5th in a series

A Man's Head by Georges Simenon

b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

6 a. Read a book which is 6th in a series

Web of Deceit by Katherine Howell AA

b. Read a book which is set in winter.

No Small Shame by Christine Bell AA

Series
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) by Hilary Mantel A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2) by Louise Penny The Right Attitude to Rain (Isabel Dalhousie, #3) by Alexander McCall Smith The Empty Beach (Cliff Hardy, #4) by Peter Corris A Man's Head (Maigret #5) by Georges Simenon Web of Deceit (Detective Ella Marconi #6) by Katherine Howell


Stand Alone
Sand Talk How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta No Small Shame by Christine Bell The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel Pretty Things by Janelle Brown The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld


message 44: by Alex (last edited Aug 05, 2020 04:39PM) (new)

Alex Cantone | 454 comments Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Easy
4/6

1b. Book by author new to me: From Cape Town with Love by Blair Underwood 6/8 4★

2b. Book with two word title: Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings 3/6 4★

3b. Third book on TBR: To Cache a Killer by Karen Musser Nortman 9/6 4★

4b. Book published in April (any year): River of Salt by AA Dave Warner 3/7 4.5★

5b. A book given 5★ by GR friend: Gentlemen Formerly Dressed by AA Sulari Gentill

6b. A book set in winter: Force of Nature by AA Jane Harper 7/7 5★

From Cape Town with Love (Tennyson Hardwick, #3) by Blair Underwood Codename Villanelle (Killing Eve, #1) by Luke Jennings To Cache a Killer (The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #5) by Karen Musser Nortman River of Salt by Dave Warner Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (Rowland Sinclair, #5) by Sulari Gentill Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2) by Jane Harper


message 45: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Alexandra wrote: "Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Easy
0/?

1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

2b. Read a book which has a two word..."


Alexandra, it's "A" OR "B" for the Easy, not a combination of the two. Can you please change your first book? Thanks :)


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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Alexandra and Alex, welcome - you're linked!


message 47: by Jane (new)

Jane | 523 comments Phrynne wrote: "Jane wrote: "Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard (3 AAs)
0/12
"

You have some REALLY nice books there Jane!!!"


Thanks Phrynne - think I'm about to juggle a couple as I just received The Long Shadow free in the post. Don't remember applying for it, but it was published in April, so I might squeeze it in!


message 48: by Heather (last edited Aug 30, 2020 10:44PM) (new)

Heather | 359 comments Ok here is my easy option of books. - it's getting rather tricky or expensive to read Australian novels (most of the books that are Australian authors are hard copy not ebooks at the library).
I was going to buy Silver for the last challenge but it was US$23 for the ebook and over SG$40 for the paperback.
Anyway here is my list
1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before:
Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser - AA
2 ❄
2b. Read a book which has two word title:
Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
4 ❄
3b. Read a book on your TBR: (The third isn't available)
Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
3 ❄
4b. Read a book which was published in April
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
3 ❄
5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder - AA
5 ❄
6b. Read a book which is set in Winter:
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
5 ❄

Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls Seconds Away (Mickey Bolitar, #2) by Harlan Coben Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Stasiland Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield


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

Brenda | 71242 comments Mod
Welcome Heather, you're linked :)


message 50: by Kylie (last edited Jun 18, 2020 03:18AM) (new)

Kylie D | 740 comments Oh, just what I need to get through some series

Winter Challenge
Duration: 1/6/20 - 31/8/20
Level: Hard
5/12 (AA-1/3)


1a. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat by Leighann Dobbs 3 stars 2/9/20

1b. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
The Long Shadow by Anne Buist AA 4 stars 7/6/20

2a. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless

2b. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Deadman's Track by Sarah Barrie AA

3a. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Three For A Girl by Sarah A. Denzil

3b. Read the third book on your TBR
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

4a. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Swansong by Damien Boyd 4 stars 17/6/20

4b. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough AA

5a. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Burning For Revenge by John Marsden AA

5b. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
All of Us by A.F. Carter 4 stars 10/6/20

6a. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Wicked Harvest by Karen MacInerney

6b. Read a book which is set in winter.
In the Barren Ground by Loreth Anne White 4 stars 9/6/20

Murder on a Mississippi Steamboat by Leighann Dobbs The Long Shadow by Anne Buist Dead Stop (Sydney Rose Parnell, #2) by Barbara Nickless Deadman's Track by Sarah Barrie Three For A Girl (Isabel Fielding Book 3) by Sarah A. Denzil The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Swansong (DI Nick Dixon #4) by Damien Boyd The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Burning For Revenge (Tomorrow, #5) by John Marsden All of Us by A.F. Carter Wicked Harvest (Dewberry Farm #6) by Karen MacInerney In the Barren Ground by Loreth Anne White


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