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message 1: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 25, 2020 12:16PM) (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Pick It for Me Challenge - September 2020
Sign up ends on the 24th of August.
Partners will be picked that same day.
Re-picks will be done on the 31st of August.


Are you currently in a reading slump? Need help choosing your next book?
This challenge will partner you randomly with another participant who will choose a book for you to read that month. Sign up below with your desired shelf to be picked from.


Guidelines:
- Choose one book from your partners desired shelf. Links will be provided in this post next to your partners name to make things easier.
- All books are accepted for this challenge. If you wish to have your partner pick a classic, post your classic book shelf as your desired shelf.
- If you would like your partner to choose more than one book, please note it in your sign up post.
- Complete the book before month's end.
- After you complete your book, come back to let your partner know your thoughts on it. (Does not need to be a long description, if you like.)
- Be sure that your profile is public or that you friend your partner so that they can see your shelf.

Before signing up, please be sure you can commit to the challenge. This is to ensure the challenge runs smoothly and everyone is picked for on time.

Participants & Shelves:
Morgan - https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Elizabeth (Pick 2) - https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Amy - https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Carrie - https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Partners:
Elizabeth (Pick 2) & Amy
Carrie & Morgan

Proof:


Books:
Morgan - The Da Vinci Code
Elizabeth - The Vine Witch & Ora and the Old God
Amy - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Carrie - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Covers:
The Vine Witch (Vine Witch, #1) by Luanne G. Smith Ora and the Old God (Of Ether and Silver, #1) by Sarah Day The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis


message 2: by Morgan (new)

Morgan | 74 comments I'm in!


message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Joining! Pick two from my BookSirens/NetGalley Shelf
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 4: by Morgan (new)

Morgan | 74 comments Morgan wrote: "I'm in!"

Please pick from my PIFM challenge shelf
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 5: by Amy (new)

Amy | 4 comments I would like to join in. Please pick from https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 6: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Updated


message 7: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 28 comments I'm going to attempt this again

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


message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Carrie wrote: "I'm going to attempt this again"

Glad to have you again! Updated.


message 9: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Partners are up!


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments For Amy I pick The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
There is so much hype behind this book. I hope you enjoy.


message 11: by Amy (last edited Aug 24, 2020 12:50PM) (new)

Amy | 4 comments For Elizabeth I pick The Vine Witch and Ora and the Old God .Both sound like interesting reads.


message 12: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 28 comments Morgan, for you I pick The Da Vinci Code, this was a 5 star for me.


message 13: by Morgan (new)

Morgan | 74 comments Thanks Carrie, that is a great selection. For you, I pick The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I really enjoyed this one.


message 14: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 28 comments Morgan wrote: "Thanks Carrie, that is a great selection. For you, I pick The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I really enjoyed this one."

Thank you :)


message 15: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Thank you guys! I am currently waiting for The Vine Witch to arrive.

Happy reading!


message 16: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Amy wrote: "For Elizabeth I pick The Vine Witch and Ora and the Old God .Both sound like interesting reads."

Amy could you pick one more book please? Ora was taken off Netgalley & Vine Witch is taking forever to get here.


message 17: by Amy (new)

Amy | 4 comments Sure! How about A Killer's Wife?


message 18: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (cloaknquill) | 335 comments Amy wrote: "Sure! How about A Killer's Wife?"

That works! Thank you.


message 19: by Amy (new)

Amy | 4 comments I finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo last night. I really enjoyed it! I couldn't wait to get home from work and read more of it. I really loved the plot. If you are into old Hollywood and the secret life of its stars and producers, you may like this book. I would give it 5 stars for enjoyment alone. As for the writing, one complaint I saw in reviews was that the writing was juvenile at times. I agree with that. There were a few lines that were cringe-worthy throughout. Overall, I enjoyed it and it kept me interested.


message 20: by Morgan (new)

Morgan | 74 comments I finished the Da Vinci Code last night. I gave it a 4 star because while I enjoyed it, Angels and Demons is still my favorite Dan Brown book. Brown does thorough research, to the point where I usually have to look up what is factual vs. fictional. I also like fast paced books becasue it keeps my attention through the entire book. I read >100 pages while camping this past weekend. Thank you Carrie for the selection.


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