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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Sep 23, 2009 03:08PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Here is where we post our official lists and update our progress.

1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O”

2. Birthday: Read a book from an October B-day celebrant.

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Michigan.

4. Halloween: Read a book that you consider "scary" or "spooky."

5. Read a book with two authors (not an anthology, more like a collaboration.)

6. Crime Prevention Month: Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved.

7. United Nations Day: Read a book which has more than 2 countries as its setting.

8. Columbus Day - Read a book that involves sea travel, sailing, on a cruise ship or has a sailor/captain as a character.

9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal (not limited to Romance) Read a book that has some paranormal element in the storyline.

10. Reader's Choice or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book.



Challenge Duration: October 1 - October 31, 2009

You can choose 3, 5, 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, books availability and/or time commitment.

PS: You may post your list anytime you like, but NO READING for this challenge until the FIRST of October.


message 2: by Kasia (last edited Sep 23, 2009 05:22PM) (new)

Kasia October (0 read)
The Shipping News A Novel by Annie Proulx Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mystery, #4) by Charlaine Harris A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Fractured (Will Trent, #2) by Karin Slaughter Old Man's War (Book 1) by John Scalzi Blood Price (Victoria Nelson, #1) by Tanya Huff On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

1. O for October........................Old Man's War
2. B-day book...........................A Handful of Dust (me!)
3. Michigan..............................Middlesex
4. Halloween............................Grave Secret
5. 2 Authors.............................On the Edge
6. Mystery-Crime.....................Fractured
7. UN (set in >2 countries)........
8. Sea........................................The Shipping News
9. Paranormal...........................Blood Price
10. Pick It For Me.....................


message 3: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Oct 27, 2009 12:41PM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 452 comments 1. "O" = One Rode West by Heather Graham

2. B-day = The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt FINISHED 10/26

3. Geography (Michigan): Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan FINISHED 10/23

4. Halloween (Scary): The Witch Is Dead An Ophelia and Abby Mystery Book 5 by Shirley Damsgaard

5. Two Authors: The Navigator by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos

6. Crime Prev: Wormwood by Susan Wittig Albert

7. (UN) Two Countries: Indiana Jones and the White Witch by Martin Caidin

8. Columbus: The Restless Seaby Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

9. Genre Paranormal: Twenties Girl A Novel by Sophie Kinsella FINISHED 10/14

10. Reader's Choice: Being Committed A Novel by Anna Maxted

FINISHED:
Twenties Girl A Novel by Sophie Kinsella Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan The Serpent Prince (Princes Trilogy, #3) by Elizabeth Hoyt


message 4: by Barbara ★ (last edited Oct 28, 2009 02:44PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3642 comments 1. O for October........................Once
Upon A Scandal
by Barbara Dawson Smith
10/28
2. B-day book...........................City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Kasia) 10/3
3. Michigan..............................Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead 10/13
4. Horror...........................Manitou Blood by Graham Masterston 10/2
5. 2 Authors.............................8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 10/25
6. Mystery-Crime.....................The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais 10/5
7. UN (set in >2 countries)........The Wild Sight by Loucinda McGary 10/7
8. Sea..................................Fish Out of Water by MaryJanice Davidson 10/1
9. Paranormal...........................Silver's Edge by Anne Kelleher 10/24
10. Pick It For Me......................Now You Die by Roxanne St. Claire 10/4

COMPLETED 10/28


message 5: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Sep 25, 2009 10:03AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) October Monthly Challenge

1. O for October... Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren
2. B-day book... TBD
3. Michigan... Another Fine Myth by Robert Lynn Asprin
4. Spooky... The Family Bones by Kimberly Raiser
5. 2 Authors... Don't Try This At Home - Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs By Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman
6. Mystery-Crime... Murder, She Wrote Trick or Treachery by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
7. UN (set in >2 countries)... Mash A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker
8. Sea... SeaQuest DSV The Novel by Rockne S O'Bannon and Tommy Thompson
9. Paranormal... Possessed by Stephanie Doyle
10. Reader's Choice... What Are Hyenas Laughing At Anyway? by David Feldman




message 6: by Mojca (last edited Oct 05, 2009 10:50PM) (new)

Mojca | 1414 comments Oh, boy, this is a tough one...


1. October — Once A Cowboy by Linda Warren
2. Birthday — The Forbidden Enchantment by Nina Bruhns (B-day celebrant - Auntee)
3. Geography (Michigan) — Below Deck by Dorien Kelly (author lives in Michigan)
4. Halloween — Ghosts And Roses by Kelley St. John
5. Two authors — Taken by Tori Carrington
6. Crime Prevention Month — Eden's Shadow by Jenna Ryan
7. United Nations Day — From Russia, With Love by Ingrid Weaver (Russia, Greece, Croatia, Italy)
8. Columbus Day — Scent of a Woman by Joanne Rock
9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal — Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf
10. Reader's Choice — Smoke And Mirrors by Jenna Mills

Once A Cowboy (Harlequin American Romance #1151) by Linda Warren The Forbidden Enchantment (Silhouette Romantic Suspense, #1454) by Nina Bruhns Below Deck (Mediterranean Nights) by Dorien Kelly Ghosts And Roses (Harlequin Blaze #337) (The Sexth Sense)  by Kelley St. John Taken (The BadGirls Club #4) (Harlequin Blaze) by Tori Carrington Eden's Shadow (Eclipse) (Harlequin Intrigue #816) by Jenna Ryan From Russia, With Love (Mediterranean Nights #1) (Harlequin Special Releases) by Ingrid Weaver Scent of a Woman (Mediterranean Nights #2) (Harlequin Special Releases) by Joanne Rock Kiss Me Deadly (Bewitching the Dark #2) (Silhouette Nocturne) by Michele Hauf Smoke And Mirrors (Silhouette Intimate Moments #1146) by Jenna Mills


message 7: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments
1. "O" title...
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2. October B'day shelf...
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3. Michigan author, character or setting...
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4. Theme - scary/spooky...
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5. Co-authored...
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6. Theme - crime...
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7. Setting - two countries...
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8. Theme - sea...
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9. Explore-a-Genre: Paranormal...
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10. Pick-it-for-Me Challenge...
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message 8: by Michelle (last edited Sep 24, 2009 06:42AM) (new)

Michelle (michelle_mc) | 670 comments 1. O FOR OCTOBER - Odd Thomas - Stephen King
2. B-DAY SHELF - Rapture - Jacquelyn Frank (My Shelf)
3. GEOGRAPHY - Blame it on Cupid - Jennifer Greene
4. HALLOWEEN - What's a Ghoul to do? - Victoria Laurie
5. COLLABORATION - Whispered Lies - Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
6. CRIME PREVENTION - Ceremony in Death - J.D Robb
7. UNITED NATIONS - A Hunger Like No Other - Kresley Cole
8. COLUMBUS DAY - Sea Swept - Nora Roberts
9. PARANORMAL - Nightkeeper - Jessica Andersen
10. READERS CHOICE - Dawnkeeper - Jessica Andersen

Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas Novel, Book 1) by Dean Koontz [image error] Blame It On Cupid by Jennifer Greene What's a Ghoul to Do? (Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 1) by Victoria Laurie [image error] Ceremony in Death (In Death #5) by J.D. Robb [image error] Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga #1) by Nora Roberts Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy, #1) by Jessica Andersen [image error]

Shelli_m


message 9: by Lauren (last edited Sep 26, 2009 05:11PM) (new)

Lauren (lolliemel) Well, that's a tentative list for now!


1. "O" -- Obernewtyn The Obernewtyn Chronicles 1 by Isobelle Carmody
2. Birthday recipient -- Rogue by Rachel Vincent (Kasia)
3. The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout (author from Michigan)
4. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Halloween)
5. Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (Collaboration)
6. Night Life by Caitlin Kittredge (main character is a police officer)
7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (United Nations)
8. Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson (Columbus Day)
9. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (paranormal)
10. Darkborn by Alison Sinclair (own choice)
Obernewtyn The Obernewtyn Chronicles 1 (The Obernewtyn Chronicles) by Isobelle Carmody Rogue (Shifters, #2) by Rachel Vincent The Turning (Blood Ties, #1) by Jennifer Armintrout Coraline by Neil Gaiman Chosen (House of Night, #3) by P.C. Cast [image error] The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, Book 1) by Kim Harrison Darkborn (Darkborn Trilogy, Book 1) by Alison Sinclair


message 10: by Annvelwis (last edited Oct 01, 2009 11:20AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments This list would probably change... 1/10

A Vision of Murder (A Psychic Eye Mystery, Book 3) by Victoria Laurie

1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O”.
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
or Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
or Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
2. Birthday: Read a book from an October B-day celebrant.
Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh (mine, heh)
3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Michigan.
Rape A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
or Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead
4. Halloween: Read a book that you consider "scary" or "spooky".
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
5. Read a book with two authors (not an anthology, more like a collaboration).
Hunted by P.C. & Kristin Cast
6. Crime Prevention Month: Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved.
A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie 01-10
7. United Nations Day: Read a book which has more than 2 countries as its setting.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
8. Columbus Day - Read a book that involves sea travel, sailing, on a cruise ship or has a sailor/captain as a character.
A Pirate of Her Own by Kinley MacGregor
9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal (not limited to Romance) Read a book that has some paranormal element in the storyline.
Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
or Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
or The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
or Nightlife by Rob Thurman
or Tempt Me with Darkness by Shayla Black
or Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland
or Shadow Game by Christine Feehan
10. Reader's Choice or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book.
Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway (Tara's recommendation)


message 11: by Courtney (last edited Oct 06, 2009 06:07PM) (new)

Courtney (cddimmitt) 1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O”.
The Other Woman ~ Jane Green

2. Birthday: Read a book from an October B-day celebrant.
Nobody's Baby But Mine ~ Susan Elizabeth Phillips (from Annvelwis's shelves)

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Michigan.
The Chocolate Cupid Killings by Joanna Carl

4. Halloween: Read a book that you consider "scary" or "spooky."
Demons Are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie

5. Read a book with two authors (not an anthology, more like a collaboration.)
8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

6. Crime Prevention Month: Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved.
Carrot Cake Murder ~ Joanne Fluke

7. United Nations Day: Read a book which has more than 2 countries as its setting.
Murder on the Orient Express ~ Agatha Christie


8. Columbus Day - Read a book that involves sea travel, sailing, on a cruise ship or has a sailor/captain as a character.
Sail ~ James Patterson

9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal (not limited to Romance) Read a book that has some paranormal element in the storyline.
Dead to the World ~ Charlaine Harris

10. Reader's Choice or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book.
The Fall of Candy Corn ~ Debbie Viguie

1/10 completed!


message 12: by southpaw285 (last edited Oct 28, 2009 07:37PM) (new)

southpaw285 | 588 comments I will participate, but don't have a complete list together as of yet.

October Monthly Challenge

1. "O" for October:Outcast by Joan Johnston 10.02.09

2. October Birthday: Thunder Creek by Jill Gregory From Auntee's shelf 10.11.09

3. Geography - Michigan

4. Halloween:

5. Two Authors: No One Here Gets Out Alive by Daniel Sugerman and Jerry Hopkins

6. Crime Prevention: Mouth To Mouth by Erin McCarthy 10.07.09

7. United Nations:

8. Columbus Day: Sea Swept by Nora Roberts 10.25.09

9. Explore a Genre - Paranormal: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward 10.28.09

10. Pick-It-For-Me/Reader's Choice: Wedding Survivor by Julia London 10.13.09



message 13: by Erin (last edited Sep 28, 2009 12:45PM) (new)

Erin Christmas | 57 comments I am in, and this might be my list...but it could change!
1. "O" for October: Obsession, Jonathan Kellerman
2. October Birthday: Pride and Prejudice (Michelles List)
3. Geography - Michigan: Blame it On Chocolate, Greene
4. Halloween: 9 Dragons, Michael Connelly
5. Two Authors: Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Cruise and Bob Mayer
6. Crime Prevention: The Forgotten Man, Richard Crais
7. United Nations: Pursuit of Honor, Vince Flynn
8. Columbus Day: True Compass, Ted Kennedy
9. Explore a Genre: Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris
10. Readers Choice: True Blood, David Baldacci


message 14: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Oct 27, 2009 06:10PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1097 comments COMPLETED 4 OF 10 LAST UPDATED: 10.27.09

1. "O" for October: Out of the Blue by Joann Ross COMPLETED 10.18
2. Oct B-day: Lover Awakened (Tricia) by J R Ward
3. Geography-Michigan: Real Life & Liars by Kristina Riggle
4. Halloween: Storm Frontby Jim Butcher COMPLETED 10.22
5. 2 Authors: Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Cruise & Bob Mayer COMPLETED 10.27
6. Crime Prevention: Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke
7. United Nations Day: Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
8. Columbus Day: Blackbeard A Tale of Villainy and Murder in Colonial America by Margaret Hoffman
9. Paranormal: One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost COMPLETED 10.11
10. Pick it for me: Marked by PC Cast


message 15: by Tara (last edited Oct 02, 2009 05:26AM) (new)

Tara | 194 comments I'm in for this challenge too! Although I can't seem to finish and leave it alone, I keep thinking of new things and changing it...


1. "O" for October: Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon

2. October Birthday: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward from Adrienne

3. Geography - Michigan: Raising Holy Hell A Novel by Elizabeth Sims

4. Halloween: Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love

5. Two Authors: Phantom in the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love

6. Crime Prevention: Laid Bare by Lauren Dane

7. United Nations: Born to be Bad by Sherrilyn Kenyon

8. Columbus Day: Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton

9. Explore a Genre: Storm Born by Richelle Mead

10. Readers Choice: I'll let you know when it's picked.

Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Holy Hell A Lillian Byrd Crime Story by Elizabeth Sims Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Series, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Laid Bare by Lauren Dane Born to be Bad (B.A.D. Series, #1- #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton [image error]


message 16: by Toni (last edited Sep 25, 2009 11:48AM) (new)


message 17: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Oct 16, 2009 06:35AM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments 1. "O" for October - One Night with Her Boss - Alison Roberts - 04 October 2009
2. October B'Day - (Tricia) - Bitten - Kelley Armstrong - 12 October 2009
3. Geography - Michigan - A Nice Change of Pace - Chance of Snow - May become Permanent - Margot Hoornstra(short novellas by author from Michigan) - 11 October 2009
4. Halloween - "Scary/Spooky" - The family Bones - Kimberley Raiser - 03 October 2009
5. 2 authors - Complete Yes Prime Minister - Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn (Edited By Antony Jay) - 10 October 2009
6. Crime Prevention - Strawberry Shortcake Murder - Joanne Fluke
7. United Nations - Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
8. Columbus Day - Sharpe's Prey - Bernard Cornwell - 06 October 2009
9. Explore a Genre - Lover Revealed - J.R. Ward
10. Reader's Choice - Designed To Annoy - Elizabeth Oldfield - 11 October 2009



Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments How do you plan so far ahead on what you will read? I don't decide until I'm a chapter into one what my next book will be. The only thing I'm sure of is that I put Outliers, Body Movers, and Chloe Does Yale aside for the spell out OCTOBER challenge.


message 19: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Haha, I don't know what'll reaad. For me just filling in the list is fun. Later on I just use it for guidance... Some of the books will stick, some will be replaced by impulse reads. You can leave your list blank for now, and fill it as you go. Whatever works ;)


message 20: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1245 comments 0/10 completed


1. Starts with O: On the Prowl by Karen MacInerney
2. October B-day (Kasia): The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
3. Michigan author: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
4. Halloween: The Eternal Prison by Jeff Somers
5. Collaboration: Hunter's Moon by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
6. Crime Prevention: Thunderbird Falls by C.E. Murphy
7. United Nations: Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
8. Columbus Day: Distant Waves A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
9. Paranormal: Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead
10. Pick-It-For-Me:


message 21: by Melissa (So Cal Gal) (last edited Oct 08, 2009 12:55PM) (new)

Melissa (So Cal Gal) | 35 comments My List:
1. October: “O” is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
2. Birthday: Blame it on Cupid by Jennifer Greene (from Michelle’s list) - Done
3. Geography: Damn Straight by Elizabeth Sims
4. Halloween: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
5. Read a book with two authors: The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
6. Crime Prevention Month: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
7. United Nations Day: Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs - Done
8. Columbus Day : The Trouble with Paradise by Jill Shalvis - Done
9. Explore a Genre: Star Quality by Lori Foster, Lucy Monroe and Dianne Castell - Done
10. Reader's Choice or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie




message 22: by Michelle (last edited Sep 30, 2009 02:11PM) (new)

Michelle (michelle154) | 152 comments 1. O book – Outlanderby Diana Gabaldon
2. Birthday – Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris(Annvelwis's list)
3. Geography Michigan – Loving Tenderness by Gail Gaymer Martin
4. Halloween - The Bone Factory by Nate Kenyon
5. Two Authors – Keeper of the King by Nigel Bennett the book also says P.N Elrod
6. Crime Prevention – Loving Constance (Love Inspired) Sisters Of The Heart #3 by Lyn Cote
7. United Nations 2 Countries – Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
8. Columbus Day – Highland Legacy Four Generations of Love Are Rooted in Scotland by Tracey Victoria Bateman
9. Explore a Genre Paranormal – Witch Hunt by Wendy Corsi Staub
10. Reader’s choice - Light from Heaven by Jan Karon


message 23: by tosca (last edited Sep 30, 2009 04:04AM) (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 742 comments Filled in a couple for now, will flesh out the rest in a couple of days or so:

1. Title starts with “O” -One Night with the Rebel Billionaire by Trish Wylie
2. October B-day celebrant -
3. Geography: Michigan - Trusting Ryan by Tara Taylor Quinn
4. Halloween: "scary" or "spooky" - Where No Birds Sing by Grant Shanks
5. Two authors - Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
6. Crime Prevention Month - Trust Me by Brenda Novak
7. United Nations Day -
8. Columbus Day - Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
9. Genre Paranormal - Dark Warrior Unbroken by Alexis Morgan
10. Reader's Choice -Lucky Charm by Carly Phillips


message 24: by Mel W (last edited Oct 02, 2009 07:54AM) (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments My list so far :)

1. "O" - One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
2. Birthday - Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Tricia's shelf)
3. Michigan - Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts (Starts off in Michigan)
4. Halloween -
5. Two authors - Phantom in the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon with Dianna Love
6. Crime Prevention Month -
7. UN Day - Three Fates by Nora Roberts
8. Columbus Day - Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
9. Paranormal - Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
10. Pick-it-for-Me - How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost [image error] Blue Dahlia (In The Garden trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Series, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Three Fates by Nora Roberts Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga #1) by Nora Roberts Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward How to Murder a Millionaire (Blackbird Sisters Mystery, Book 1) by Nancy Martin


message 25: by Lori (last edited Sep 29, 2009 06:47PM) (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) Here's my updated list...


Object of His Desire by Ava March The Ties That Bind by Laura Baumbach Payback (Channeling Morpheus, #1) by Jordan Castillo Price Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price Blood Brothers by Barbara Sheridan The Long Way Home by Z.A. Maxfield Warm Rush, Book I Chasing Winter by Rowan McBride Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft Souls Deep by M.L. Rhodes Love, Like Ghosts (Bay City Paranormal Investigations, #7) by Ally Blue

1. "O" - Object of His Desire by Ava March
2. Birthday - The Ties That Bind (Zarifina)
3. Michigan - Payback by Jordan Castillo Price
4. Halloween - Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price
5. Two authors - Blood Brothers by Barbara Sheridan & Anne Cain
6. Crime Prevention Month - The Long Way Home by Z.A. Maxfield
7. UN Day - Warm Rush, Book I Chasing Winter by Rowan McBride
8. Columbus Day - Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft
9. Paranormal - Souls Deep by by M.L. Rhodes
10. Reader's Choice - Love, Like Ghosts by Ally Blue


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 201 comments 1. Our Vampires, Ourselves by Nina Auerbach
2. The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson
3. Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
5. Tempted by P.C. & Kristin Cast
6. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
8. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
9. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
10. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole


Our Vampires, Ourselves The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac Stealing Buddha's Dinner Dracula [image error] [image error] The Poisonwood Bible Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [image error] No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3)


message 27: by Emily (new)

Emily My list as of now, which is pretty much subject to my changing any of it at whim. hehe

Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard Charmed and Dangerous (Bobbie Faye, Book 1) by Toni McGee Causey Up in Honey's Room by Elmore Leonard City Infernal by Edward Lee Heartsick (Gretchen Lowell, #1) by Chelsea Cain Cold As Ice (Ice, #2) by Anne Stuart Bloody Good by Georgia Evans In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O” Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard

2. Birthday: Read a book from an October B-day celebrant. Charmed and Dangerous by Toni McGee Causey {Corrupt}

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Michigan.
Up In Honey's Room by Elmore Leonard

4. Halloween: Read a book that you consider "scary" or "spooky." City Infernal by Edward Lee

5. Read a book with two authors (not an anthology, more like a collaboration.) TBD

6. Crime Prevention Month: Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

7. United Nations Day: Read a book which has more than 2 countries as its setting. TBD

8. Columbus Day - Read a book that involves sea travel, sailing, on a cruise ship or has a sailor/captain as a character. Cold As Ice by Anne Stuart

9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal (not limited to Romance) Read a book that has some paranormal element in the storyline. Bloody Good by Georgia Evans

10. Reader's Choice or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner


message 28: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 742 comments Oh Lori - I do so love the m/m book covers :)


message 29: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ I'll post my books as I read them.

1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O”

2. Birthday: Read a book from an October B-day celebrant.

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Michigan.

4. Halloween: Read a book that you consider "scary" or "spooky."

5. Read a book with two authors (not an anthology, more like a collaboration.)

6. Crime Prevention Month: Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved.

7. United Nations Day: Read a book which has more than 2 countries as its setting.

8. Columbus Day - Read a book that involves sea travel, sailing, on a cruise ship or has a sailor/captain as a character.

9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal (not limited to Romance) Read a book that has some paranormal element in the storyline.

10. Reader's Choice or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book.


message 30: by Lori (new)

Lori  (moderatrixlori) tosca wrote: "Oh Lori - I do so love the m/m book covers :)"

Me too! Lots of nekkid torsos :D


message 31: by Lu (last edited Oct 28, 2009 02:52AM) (new)

Lu Challenge Duration: October 1 - October 31, 2009

1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O”
2. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Kasia) 07/10
3. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead 09/10
4. Halloween: Read a book that you consider "scary" or "spooky."
5. Tutankhamun the Exodus Conspiracy The Truth Behind Archaeology's Greatest Mystery by Andrew Collins and Chris Ogilvie-Herald
6. Crime Prevention Month: Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved.
7. United Nations Day: Read a book which has more than 2 countries as its setting.
8. Columbus Day - Read a book that involves sea travel, sailing, on a cruise ship or has a sailor/captain as a character.
9. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
10. Spud by John van de Ruit 04/10

4/10


message 32: by Michelle (last edited Oct 02, 2009 04:57PM) (new)

Michelle (michelle154) | 152 comments 1 of 10 read

1. O book – Outlander by OutlanderDiana Gabaldon
2. Birthday – Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Annvelwis's list)
3. Geography Michigan – Loving Tenderness by Gail Gaymer Martin October 1st
4. Halloween – The Bone Factory by Nate Kenyon
5. Two Authors – Keeper of the King by Nigel Bennett the book also says P.N. Elrod
6. Crime Prevention – Loving Constance (Love Inspired) Sisters Of The Heart #3 by Lyn Cote
7. United Nations 2 Countries – Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
8. Columbus Day – Highland Legacy Four Generations of Love Are Rooted in Scotland by Tracey Victoria Bateman
9. Explore a Genre Paranormal – Witch Hunt by Wendy Corsi Staub
10. Reader’s choice - Light from Heaven by Light from Heaven




ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) October Monthly Challenge
2/10

1. O for October... Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren
2. B-day book... Storm Glass by Maria Snyder (Melissa)
3. Michigan... Another Fine Myth by Robert Lynn Asprin
4. Spooky... The Family Bones by Kimberly Raiser
or Something's Alive on the Titanic by Robert Sterling
5. 2 Authors... Don't Try This At Home - Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs By Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman
6. Mystery-Crime... Murder, She Wrote Trick or Treachery by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain
7. UN (set in >2 countries)... Mash A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker
8. Sea... Tales from the Odyssey: Sirens and Sea Monsters - Book #3 by Mary Pope Osborne 10/1/09 and Sea Glass by Maria Snyder
9. Paranormal... My Prom Date is a Vampire by Kitty Keswick 10/1/09
10. Reader's Choice... What Are Hyenas Laughing At Anyway? by David Feldman




message 34: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1245 comments 1/10 completed


1. Starts with O: On the Prowl by Karen MacInerney
2. October B-day (Kasia): The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
3. Michigan author: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
4. Halloween: The Eternal Prison by Jeff Somers
5. Collaboration: Hunter's Moon by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
6. Crime Prevention: Thunderbird Falls by C.E. Murphy
7. United Nations: Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
8. Columbus Day: Distant Waves A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
9. Paranormal: Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead* * * * *
10. Pick-It-For-Me: Lover Beware by Christine Feehan




message 35: by Erin (last edited Oct 01, 2009 09:59PM) (new)

Erin Christmas | 57 comments I am in, and this might be my list...but it could change!
1/10!!!

1. "O" for October: Obsession, Jonathan Kellerman
2. October Birthday: Pride and Prejudice (Michelles List)
3. Geography - Michigan: Blame it On Chocolate, Greene
4. Halloween: 9 Dragons, Michael Connelly
5. Two Authors: Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Cruise and Bob Mayer
6. Crime Prevention: The Forgotten Man, Richard Crais
7. United Nations: Pursuit of Honor, Vince Flynn
8. Columbus Day: True Compass, Ted Kennedy
9. Explore a Genre: Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris 10/1/09
10. Readers Choice: True Blood, David Baldacci


message 36: by Mel W (last edited Oct 02, 2009 05:11AM) (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments Running late, sorry!! October's Challenge has officially started!

So far we have 28 readers participating in this month's challenge:

Alathea
Amanda
Annvelwis
Barbara
Briansgirl
Courtney
Emily
Erin
Jane
Kasia
Lauren
LibraryLass
Lindy-Lane
Lu
Mel (me)
Melissa
Melissa (So Cal Gal)
Michelle R
Michelle (shelli_m)
Mod_Lori
Nikki
Photojim
Sallie
Shazzy
southpaw285
Tara
Toni
Tosca


Sign-up will remain open throughout the month.

Note: For ease of tracking, please repost your official list with your progress after every update. Striking out the title and/or a finished date after the book's name will be best.

A big hello and welcome to those of you who are participating in the challenge for the first time :)

The first update will be October 6 .

Good luck and happy reading, everyone!






message 37: by Tara (new)

Tara | 194 comments As of October 2, 1/10 complete


1. "O" for October: Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon

2. October Birthday: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward from Adrienne

3. Geography - Michigan: Raising Holy Hell A Novel by Elizabeth Sims

4. Halloween: Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love- 10/2- didn't think it would freak me out but it did, so I decided to use it here!

5. Two Authors: Phantom in the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love

6. Crime Prevention: Laid Bare by Lauren Dane

7. United Nations: Born to be Bad by Sherrilyn Kenyon

8. Columbus Day: Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton

9. Explore a Genre: Storm Born by Richelle Mead

10. Readers Choice: I would like to readDead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey as my pick it for me challenge book, but I am having trouble getting a copy so it might be Bobbie Faye's Very by Toni McGee Causey

Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Holy Hell A Lillian Byrd Crime Story by Elizabeth Sims Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Series, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Laid Bare by Lauren Dane Born to be Bad (B.A.D. Series, #1- #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton [image error] Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx, #1) by Terri Garey or Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day (Bobbie Faye, Book 1) by Toni McGee Causey


message 38: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 742 comments Filled in a couple for now, will flesh out the rest in a couple of days or so:

1. Title starts with “O” -One Night with the Rebel Billionaire by Trish Wylie
2. October B-day celebrant -
3. Geography: Michigan - Trusting Ryan by Tara Taylor Quinn
4. Halloween: "scary" or "spooky" - Where No Birds Sing by Grant Shanks
5. Two authors - Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
6. Crime Prevention Month - Trust Me by Brenda Novak
7. United Nations Day -
8. Columbus Day - Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters 1 Oct 2009
9. Genre Paranormal - Dark Warrior Unbroken by Alexis Morgan 2 Oct 2009
10. Reader's Choice -Lucky Charm by Carly Phillips 3 Oct 2009



message 39: by Amanda (last edited Oct 03, 2009 04:08PM) (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 201 comments 1 down, 9 to go as of 10/2

1. Our Vampires, Ourselves by Nina Auerbach
2. The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson
3. Queene of Light by Jennifer Armintrout
4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
5. Tempted by P.C. & Kristin Cast
6. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
8. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
9. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
10. No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole


Our Vampires, Ourselves The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac Queene of Light (Lightworld/Darkworld, #1) Dracula [image error] Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) The Poisonwood Bible Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters [image error] No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3)


message 40: by LibraryLass (last edited Oct 05, 2009 02:21AM) (new)

LibraryLass | 772 comments 1. "O" title...
-
2. October B'day shelf...
- At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Auntee/Kasia's shelves)
3. Michigan author, character or setting...
-
4. Theme - scary/spooky...
-Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
5. Co-authored...
-
6. Theme - crime...
-Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb
7. Setting - two countries...
-When the hipchicks went to war by Pamela Rushby (Australia/Vietnam)
8. Theme - sea...
-
9. Explore-a-Genre: Paranormal...
-The Immortal Highlander byKaren Marie Moning
10. Pick-it-for-Me Challenge...
-

The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6) by Karen Marie Moning When the hipchicks went to war by Pamela Rushby Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Conspiracy in Death (In Death #8) by J.D. Robb

5/10


message 41: by Tara (last edited Oct 03, 2009 12:12AM) (new)

Tara | 194 comments As of October 3,
2/10 completed



1. "O" for October: Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon

2. October Birthday: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward from Adrienne

3. Geography - Michigan: Raising Holy Hell A Novel by Elizabeth Sims

4. Halloween: Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love- 10/2-
(didn't think it would freak me out but it did, so I decided to use it here!)

5. Two Authors: Phantom in the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love

6. Crime Prevention: Laid Bare by Lauren Dane- 10/3

7. United Nations: Born to be Bad by Sherrilyn Kenyon

8. Columbus Day: Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton

9. Explore a Genre: Storm Born by Richelle Mead

10. Readers Choice: I would like to read Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey as my pick it for me challenge book, but I am having trouble getting a copy so it might be Bobbie Faye's Very by Toni McGee Causey

Drive Me Wild by Julie Ortolon Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Holy Hell A Lillian Byrd Crime Story by Elizabeth Sims Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Series, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Laid Bare by Lauren Dane Born to be Bad (B.A.D. Series, #1- #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton [image error] Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx, #1) by Terri Garey or Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day (Bobbie Faye, Book 1) by Toni McGee Causey


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments OK, so first full month of challenges. Let's see how I do.

1. October: "O":
2. Birthday:
3. Geography:
4. Halloween:
5. Two authors:
6. Crime Prevention Month:
7. United Nations Day: The Tao Of Sex by Jade Lee. (10/3)
8. Columbus Day:
9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal:
10. Reader's Choice:

The Tao Of Sex (Harlequin Blaze #374)(Extreme Blaze) by Jade Lee


message 43: by Melinda (new)

Melinda (craftymommy) | 766 comments Entering. . .


1 down


1. October:
2. Birthday:
3. Geography {Michigan}:
4. Halloween {scary/spooky}:
5. Two Authors: On the Edge by Ilona/Gordon Andrews
6. Crime Prevention {cop/detective}: Vampire, Interrupted by Lynsay Sands - Marguerite Argeneau, detective
7. UN Day {more than 2 countries}: Vampires Are Forever by Lynsay Sands - Canada, England, Netherlands read 10/3/09
8. Columbus Day {sea travel}:
9. Paranormal:
10: Reader's Choice:


message 44: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 742 comments Update:

1. Title starts with “O” -One Night with the Rebel Billionaire by Trish Wylie
2. October B-day celebrant -
3. Geography: Michigan - Trusting Ryan by Tara Taylor Quinn 4 Oct 2009
4. Halloween: "scary" or "spooky" - Where No Birds Sing by Grant Shanks
5. Two authors - Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
6. Crime Prevention Month - Trust Me by Brenda Novak
7. United Nations Day -
8. Columbus Day - Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters 1 Oct 2009
9. Genre Paranormal - Dark Warrior Unbroken by Alexis Morgan 2 Oct 2009
10. Reader's Choice -Lucky Charm by Carly Phillips 3 Oct 2009



message 45: by Annie (new)

Annie (themadnessofhamsters) 1. "O" title... TBD
2. October B'day shelf... Mistress of the art of death by Ariana Franklin from DJ's shelf
3. Michigan author, character or setting... Tempting trouble by Dorien Kelly.
4. Theme - scary/spooky... The totem by David Morrell.
5. Co-authored... Elvenbane by Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey.
6. Theme - crime... Sins of the past by Linda Randall Wisdom.
7. Setting - two countries... Banquo's son by TK Roxborogh... England & Scotland - in the 11th century they were 2 countries.
8. Theme - sea... Point of departure by Lindsey McKenna - she's in the navy, he's JAG.
9. Explore-a-Genre: Paranormal... Rampant by Diana Peterfreund OR Dragon actually by GA Aiken.
10. Pick-it-for-Me Challenge... American gods by Neil Gaiman OR Talk me down by Victoria Dahl.



message 46: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments 1/10 read

1. "O" - One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
2. Birthday - Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Tricia's shelf)
3. Michigan - Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts (Starts off in Michigan)
4. Halloween -
5. Two authors - Phantom in the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon with Dianna Love
6. Crime Prevention Month -
7. UN Day - Three Fates by Nora Roberts
8. Columbus Day - Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
9. Paranormal - Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
10. Pick-it-for-Me - How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin 4/10

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost [image error] Blue Dahlia (In The Garden trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts Phantom in the Night (B.A.D. Series, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Three Fates by Nora Roberts Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga #1) by Nora Roberts Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward How to Murder a Millionaire (Blackbird Sisters Mystery, Book 1) by Nancy Martin


message 47: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1245 comments 2/10 completed


1. Starts with O: On the Prowl by Karen MacInerney
2. October B-day (Kasia): The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
3. Michigan author: Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
4. Halloween: The Eternal Prison by Jeff Somers* * * * *
5. Collaboration: Hunter's Moon by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
6. Crime Prevention: Thunderbird Falls by C.E. Murphy
7. United Nations: Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
8. Columbus Day: Distant Waves A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
9. Paranormal: Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead* * * * *
10. Pick-It-For-Me: Lover Beware by Christine Feehan




message 48: by Annvelwis (last edited Oct 08, 2009 01:47PM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments This list would probably change... 5/10

Broken (Women of the Otherworld, #6) by Kelley Armstrong Hunted (House of Night, #5) by P.C. Cast A Vision of Murder (A Psychic Eye Mystery, Book 3) by Victoria Laurie [image error] Tall, Dark & Dead (Garnet Lacey, Book 1) by Tate Hallaway

1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O”.
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
or Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
or Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
2. Birthday: Read a book from an October B-day celebrant.
Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh (mine, heh)
3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Michigan.
Rape A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
or Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead
4. Halloween: Read a book that you consider "scary" or "spooky".
Broken by Kelley Armstrong 04-10 ****
5. Read a book with two authors (not an anthology, more like a collaboration).
Hunted by P.C. & Kristin Cast 08-10 ****
6. Crime Prevention Month: Read a book where a character is a cop or a detective and/or a murder mystery is being solved.
A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie 01-10 ***
7. United Nations Day: Read a book which has more than 2 countries as its setting.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
8. Columbus Day - Read a book that involves sea travel, sailing, on a cruise ship or has a sailor/captain as a character.
A Pirate of Her Own by Kinley MacGregor
9. Explore a Genre: Paranormal (not limited to Romance) Read a book that has some paranormal element in the storyline.
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn 06-10 **
10. Reader's Choice or if you joined the Pick-it-for-Me Challenge, your recommended book.
Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway (Tara's recommendation) 06-10 ***


Unapologetic_Bookaholic | 1986 comments



10. Reader's Choice: Swing by Opal Carew fin. 10-4-09


message 50: by tosca (new)

tosca (catatonichataholic) | 742 comments Update:

1. Title starts with “O” -One Night with the Rebel Billionaire by Trish Wylie 4 Oct 2009
2. October B-day celebrant -
3. Geography: Michigan - Trusting Ryan by Tara Taylor Quinn 4 Oct 2009
4. Halloween: "scary" or "spooky" - Where No Birds Sing by Grant Shanks
5. Two authors - Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
6. Crime Prevention Month - Trust Me by Brenda Novak
7. United Nations Day -
8. Columbus Day - Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters 1 Oct 2009
9. Genre Paranormal - Dark Warrior Unbroken by Alexis Morgan 2 Oct 2009
10. Reader's Choice -Lucky Charm by Carly Phillips 3 Oct 2009



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