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message 1: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Aug 19, 2020 09:49PM) (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
September Challenge - It's a Party!


In last month's challenge we traveled from the safety of our armchairs. This month let's cheer ourselves up with a (virtual) party!

You can do Part 1 or Part 2 or both.

Easy: 4 books (minimum one Aussie author)
Medium: 5-6 books (minimum two Aussie authors)
Hard: 7 or more books (minimum three Aussie authors)

Guidelines: HERE

Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Can be a name or a place such as beach or house.)

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way.

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.

Part 2: Spell it out. Select a word from this list and spell it out using the first letter of the title or the first letter of the author's first or last name

cake
games
party
music
eating
talking
friends
dancing
drinking
Balloons
celebrate
gathering
socialise
entertainment

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September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level:
0/?



message 2: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Sep 30, 2020 01:13PM) (new)


message 3: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Sep 18, 2020 12:32AM) (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level:
11/11


1. Place in title - The Burning Island by Jock Serong (AA) 4 stars
2. Theme - Halloween- Murder in the Bayou Boneyard: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron 4 stars
3. Friend enjoyed (Brenda) - Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett AA 5 stars
4. I am looking forward to - Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb 5 stars

The Burning Island by Jock Serong Murder in the Bayou Boneyard (Cajun Country Mystery #6) by Ellen Byron Bridge to Burn (Detective Kay Hunter #7) by Rachel Amphlett Shadows in Death (In Death, #51) by J.D. Robb

T Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler 4 stars
A All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny 5stars
LChili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon 4 stars
K The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall AA 3 stars
I Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews 5 stars
N Scythe by Neal Shusterman 4 stars
G The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths 5 stars

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #16) by Louise Penny Chili Cauldron Curse (Kitchen Witch Mysteries #0.5) by Lynn Cahoon The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy, #5) by Ilona Andrews Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2) by Elly Griffiths


message 4: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Sep 17, 2020 10:23PM) (new)

Brenda | 70837 comments Mod
September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard
11/11

Part 1: Tasks


1) Venue-place in title
Welcome to Ord City by Adrian Deans 2.5s 13/9/20 AA

2) Theme-Host a Murder Mystery
A Witness to Murder by Verity Bright 4s 10/9/20

3) Guests-book friends enjoyed
Revenge in Rubies by A.M. Stuart 5s 11/9/20 AA

4) PARTY-looking forward to this!
The Lost Blackbird by Liza Perrat 4s 3/9/20 AA

Welcome to Ord City by Adrian Deans A Witness to Murder (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #3) by Verity Bright Revenge in Rubies (A Harriet Gordon Mystery) by A.M. Stuart The Lost Blackbird by Liza Perrat

Spell it Out

D The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves 4s 8/9/20
A Anxious People by Fredrik Backman 4s 13/9/20
N 19th Christmas by James Patterson 5s 13/9/20
C Close to the Bone by Susan Wilkins 5s 9/9/20
I Immortality by Anna Faversham 4s 18/9/20
N Helix: Kill Switch by Nathan M. Farrugia 5s 1/9/20 AA
G The House On Findlater Lane by Helen Goltz 5s 12/9/20 AA

The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope, #9) by Ann Cleeves Anxious People by Fredrik Backman 19th Christmas (Women’s Murder Club #19) by James Patterson Close to the Bone (Detective Megan Thomas #2) by Susan Wilkins Immortality This Is Probably a Novel by Anna Faversham Kill Switch (Helix #8) by Nathan M. Farrugia The House On Findlater Lane by Helen Goltz


message 5: by #Teresa (last edited Sep 13, 2020 02:04AM) (new)

#Teresa | 134 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
4/4 (1/1AA)


1. Venue - Dreaming of Florence T.A. Williams Read 7/9/20 3*
2. Theme (Wedding) - Better Off Wed Laura Durham Read 8/9/20 4*
3. GR friends has really enjoyed - Nevernight Jay Kristoff AA Read 13/9/20 5*
4. Looking forward to - Glory in Death J.D. Robb Read 9/9/20 5*

Dreaming of Florence by T.A. Williams Better Off Wed (Annabelle Archer, #1) by Laura Durham Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff Glory in Death (In Death #2) by J.D. Robb


message 6: by Krystal (last edited Sep 30, 2020 12:22AM) (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1699 comments Who doesn't love a party?!

September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
4/4
COMPLETE!

Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Can be a name or a place such as beach or house.)
The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly (AA) Review Here

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way. (Theme: Halloween Relevance: Horror story)
Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke Review Here

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma Review Here

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
The Survivors by Jane Harper (AA) Review Here

The Three Secret Cities (Jack West Jr #5) by Matthew Reilly Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma The Survivors by Jane Harper


message 7: by Kali (last edited Sep 25, 2020 03:35PM) (new)

Kali Napier | 99 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard
8/8 COMPLETED

Part 1: Tasks

1. Choose a venue. Earth Read a book with a place in the title.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong 12/09/2020 4* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
2. Select a theme for your party. murder mystery Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way.
The Shifting Landscape by Katherine Kovacic AA 19/09/2020 3.5*
3. Invite your guests. Marchpane Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart 10/09/2020 5++* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson 03/09/2020 3.5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong The Shifting Landscape (Alex Clayton Art Mystery #3) by Katherine Kovacic Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

Part 2: Spell it out.
C - Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore AA 07/09/2020 3*
A - The Swan Book by Alexis Wright AA 16/09/2020 3.5*
K - Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link 15/09/2020 5* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
E - Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere AA 26/09/2020 4* https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore The Swan Book by Alexis Wright Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere


message 8: by Kahlia (last edited Sep 26, 2020 11:36PM) (new)

Kahlia (firstbreaths) | 105 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard
11/11

Venue: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh ★★★★ (13/9)
Theme: From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris (toga party) ★★★★ (13/9)
Invite your guests: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender ★★★★ (14/9)
PARTY!: A Dance with Fate by Juliet Marillier AA ★★★★ (5/9)

Drowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology, #2) by Emily Tesh From Unseen Fire (Aven Cycle, #1) by Cass Morris Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender A Dance with Fate (Warrior Bards, #2) by Juliet Marillier

D The Man in the Water by David Burton AA ★★★ (25/9)
A A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine ★★★★★ (2/9)
N The Ninth Sorceress by Bonnie Wynne AA ★★★ (27/9)
C The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk ★★★★ (12/9)
I Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine ★★★★ (7/9)
N The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin ★★★★ (10/9)
G Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust ★★★ (20/9)

The Man in the Water by David Burton A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) by Arkady Martine The Ninth Sorceress (The Price of Magic, #1) by Bonnie Wynne The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine The City We Became (Great Cities #1) by N.K. Jemisin Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust


message 9: by Sarah (last edited Oct 29, 2020 06:52PM) (new)

Sarah | 940 comments Hi Phrynne, I'd love to join, please!
I'll start with the following, but might adapt as I go...
September Challenge- It's a party!
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard
Progress: 9/9 AA: 3/3
Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine AA (22/9) 4*
2. Select a theme for your party. Exotic Garden Party - The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean (28/9) 4*
3. Invite your guests. (Brenda, Phrynne, Paromjit) In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride (13/9) 4.5*
4. PARTY! The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths (18/9) 4.5*
Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine The Orchid Thief A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean In the Cold Dark Ground (Logan McRae, #10) by Stuart MacBride The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2) by Elly Griffiths

Part 2: Spell it out.
G: The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern AA (1/9) 5*
A: Inspired by Murder by Audrey J. Cole (10/9) 2*
M: Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore (25/9) 4*
E: Ice Blue by Emma Jameson (4/9) 4*
S: The Survivors by Jane Harper AA (22/9) 4*

The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern Inspired by Murder (Emerald City Thriller, #2) by Audrey J. Cole Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge, #1) by Emma Jameson The Survivors by Jane Harper


message 10: by Erin (last edited Sep 12, 2020 04:57PM) (new)

Erin | 58 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
Progress: 4/4 books; 1/1 Aussie Authors


Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue - place in title 📚
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

- finished 12/09/20 - 5 stars

2. Select a theme for your party - Gothic🕴
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

- finished 10/9/20 - 2.5 stars

3. Guests - A book a GR friend enjoyed 🤳
- A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

- finished 6/9/20 - 2 stars

4. PARTY! - Very much looking to this one! 🥳
- The Survivors by Jane Harper AA

- finished 5/9/20 - 3.5 stars

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler The Survivors by Jane Harper


message 11: by Kim (last edited Sep 12, 2020 01:16AM) (new)

Kim | 178 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
Progress: 3/4 books; 3/1 Aussie Authors

Part 1: Tasks

1. Choose a venue - place in title 🏝
- The River Home by Hannah Richell Finished 1 September

2. Select a theme for your party - The Sea
- Wild Sea: A history of the southern ocean by Joy McCann Finished 9 September

3. Guests - A book a GR friend enjoyed 🤳
-Dominicana by Angie Cruz

4. PARTY! - Very much looking to this one! 🥳
- A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville Finished 12 September

The River Home by Hannah Richell Wild Sea A history of the southern ocean by Joy McCann Dominicana by Angie Cruz A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville


message 12: by Janelle (last edited Sep 19, 2020 07:27AM) (new)

Janelle | 476 comments I’ll just do an easy spell it out:
C No Matter Our Wreckage by Gemma Carey AA finished Sep16
A All the Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doerr finished Sep5
K Sepulchre by Kate Mosse finished Sep11
E The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern finished Sep20

No Matter Our Wreckage by Gemma Carey All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Sepulchre (Languedoc, #2) by Kate Mosse The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern $

Three are definite but the K may change, lots of Kates, Katherines and Kims on my TBR


message 13: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈 All linked to here. Good choices everyone:)🎈🎈🎈


message 14: by Jenn (last edited Sep 23, 2020 07:42PM) (new)

Jenn (jumpapa) | 625 comments I'm in :)
September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard 16/16
AA: 4/4


Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Can be a name or a place such as beach or house.)
Wyoming Legend by Diana Palmer 5 stars

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way.
Costume Party - Leopard's Run by Christine Feehan 5 stars

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
Wylde by Sawyer Bennett 5 stars

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton 5 stars

Spell it Out

C - Desolation Road by Christine Feehan 5 stars
E - Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop 5 stars
L - Fool Me Once by Karly Lane AA 4 stars
E - Real by Katy Evans 4 stars
B - Dominik by Sawyer Bennett 5 stars
R - The Road to Ironbark by Kaye Dobbie AA 5 stars
A - When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard AA 4 stars
T - Texas Outlaw by James Patterson 5 stars
I - Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton 5 stars
O - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 4 stars
N - Abhorsen by Garth Nix AA 5 stars
S - Serpentine by Laurell K. Hamilton 4 stars


message 15: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈Welcome to the challenge Jennifer. You are linked🎈🎈🎈


message 16: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (jumpapa) | 625 comments Phrynne wrote: "🎈🎈🎈Welcome to the challenge Jennifer. You are linked🎈🎈🎈"

Thanks Phrynne


message 17: by Kali (new)

Kali Napier | 99 comments Phrynne wrote: "🎈🎈🎈 All linked to here. Good choices everyone:)🎈🎈🎈"

Thanks, Phrynne!


message 18: by Tien (last edited Sep 29, 2020 01:26AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 606 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard
6/8 (2/3 AA)

Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Can be a name or a place such as beach or house.)

Nottingham (Nottingham #1) by Nathan Makaryk -Read 17/09

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way. Knights
Lionhearts (Nottingham #2) by Nathan Makaryk

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
One of Us Is Lying (One of Us Is Lying #1) by Karen M. McManus -Read 04/09

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
The Survivors by Jane Harper AA

The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans Lionhearts by Nathan Makaryk One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus The Survivors by Jane Harper

Part 2: Spell it out.

C-
Indigo Owl by Charlie Archbold AA -Read 26/09
A- Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff AA -Read 13/09
K- Winter's Fire (The Rise of Sigurd #2) by Giles Kristian -Read 02/09
E- Between Wild and Ruin by Jennifer G. Edelson -Read 09/09

Indigo Owl by Charlie Archbold Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman Winter's Fire (The Rise of Sigurd, #2) by Giles Kristian Between Wild and Ruin by Jennifer G. Edelson


message 19: by Cherie (last edited Sep 19, 2020 12:06AM) (new)

Cherie (mystrez) | 152 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Medium
5/5 (2AA)

P Blaze of Glory by Michael Pryor AA 2.5 stars
A Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh 3 stars
R Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins 3.5 stars
T TRUEL1F3 by Jay Kristoff AA 4 stars
Y You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister 3.5 stars

Blaze of Glory (The Laws of Magic, #1) by Michael Pryor Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1) by Renée Ahdieh Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins TRUEL1F3 (Lifelike, #3) by Jay Kristoff You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1) by Katie MacAlister


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

Brenda | 70837 comments Mod
Some wonderful choices among your lists everyone. I can see a reoccurring theme with Jane Harper's latest :)


message 21: by Mari (last edited Sep 21, 2020 12:12AM) (new)

Mari | 293 comments September Challenge - It’s a Party!
1st September - 30th September
Level: Easy
4/4
Completed - 21st September

🥳1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title.

The Heartwood Hotel by Kerry McGinnis *AA* 03/09 ★★★★

🥳2. Select a theme for your party. (Country Music Hoedown)
Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline by Loretta Lynn 20/09 ★★★★

🥳3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your friends has really enjoyed.
Blue Monday by Nicci French 21/09 ★★★★☆

🥳4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West 08/09 ★★★★★

The Heartwood Hotel by Kerry McGinnis Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust My Friendship with Patsy Cline by Loretta Lynn Blue Monday (Frieda Klein, #1) by Nicci French Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West


message 22: by TheMadHatter (last edited Sep 30, 2020 03:42AM) (new)

TheMadHatter | 214 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: 4/4 as of 30 September (Easy - 4 books, minimum one Aussie author)

Throwing a star-gazing party on the Jellicoe Road with Cherie. All welcome. BYO Book :-)

1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Can be a name or a place such as beach or house.)
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta AA
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (5 Stars)

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way. - Stargazing
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (3.5 Stars)

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed. - A book Cherie enjoyed
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff AA
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (4 Stars)

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... (3.5 Stars)

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman The Scold's Bridle by Minette Walters


message 23: by Jane (last edited Sep 25, 2020 03:33PM) (new)

Jane | 510 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard
12/12

Part 1: Tasks.
1. Place in title -
Her Outback Playboy by Annie Seaton AA 3*
2. Theme - Computer Game Characters - Wildcard by Marie Lu 3*
3. Friend enjoyed - Summer by Edith Wharton 2*
4. I am looking forward to - When She Was Good by Michael Robotham AA 5*

Her Outback Playboy (Second Chance Bay #1) by Annie Seaton Wildcard (Warcross, #2) by Marie Lu Summer by Edith Wharton When She Was Good (Cyrus Haven, #2) by Michael Robotham

Part 2: Spell it out.
B - Split Second by David Baldacci 4*
A - Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett AA 4*
L - After This Night by Lauren Blakely 4*
L - The Last Odyssey by James Rollins 4*
O - The Opal Desert by Di Morrissey AA 4*
O - One More Night by Lauren Blakely 4*
N - Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts 4*
S - Quota by Jock Serong AA 4*

Split Second (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #1) by David Baldacci Hell to Pay (Detective Kay Hunter, #4) by Rachel Amphlett After This Night (Seductive Nights, #2) by Lauren Blakely The Last Odyssey (Sigma Force, #15) by James Rollins The Opal Desert by Di Morrissey One More Night (Seductive Nights, #3) by Lauren Blakely Brazen Virtue (D.C. Detectives, #2) by Nora Roberts Quota by Jock Serong


message 24: by Jazzy (last edited Sep 08, 2020 02:39PM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 671 comments It's a Party! - September 2020 Challenge
I will choose: Part 1: Tasks
1/4

✅ 1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title.
Home (2011) - Toni Morrison 🎈🎈🎈🎈

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way.
Billiards at Half-Past Nine (1959) - Heinrich Böll

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
The Vivisector (1970) - Patrick White *AA*
Stephen Godin rated it 5 stars!

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
First Love and Other Novellas (1945) - Samuel Beckett

Home by Toni Morrison Billiards at Half-Past Nine by Heinrich Böll The Vivisector by Patrick White First Love and Other Novellas by Samuel Beckett



message 25: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 863 comments Yes, I'm all in favour of a party, though at the EASY level only, ie, 4 books including 1 AA.

September Challenge - It’s a Party!
1st September - 30th September
Level: Easy
Progress: 0/4


Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue.
House
In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

2. Select a theme for your party. Housewarming
The Rich Man's House by Andrew McGahan (AA)

3. Invite your guests. PattyMacDotComma awarded this book five stars, and her review is excellent
Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe (AA)

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls

In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus, #22) by Ian Rankin The Rich Man's House by Andrew McGahan Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls


message 26: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈 All linked to here. Excellently done everybody:)🎈🎈🎈


message 27: by Amanda (last edited Sep 11, 2020 09:41PM) (new)

Amanda | 165 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
4/4

Spell it out

C - No Small Shame - Christine Bell - AA - 09/09/2020 - 3*
A - Madness in Civilization: The Cultural History of Insanity - Andrew Scull - 12/09/2020 - 3.5*
K - A Room Made of Leaves - Kate Grenville - AA - 04/09/2020 - 3*
E - Me - Elton John - 04/09/2020 - 4*


message 28: by Sharon (last edited Sep 20, 2020 06:47PM) (new)

Sharon | 4713 comments Haven’t been keeping up with challenges lately, but I’d like to have a go at this one.


September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
5/5
Part two - SPELL IT OUT.

GAMES


G - The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern AA 5★
A - One Step Closer To You by Alice Peterson 4★
M - The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon AA 4★
E - The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle AA 4★
S - The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair AA 4★

The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern One Step Closer To You by Alice Peterson The Mothers by Genevieve Gannon The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair


message 29: by Angela (last edited Sep 26, 2020 01:12AM) (new)

Angela (angelaholmes) | 299 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
5/5
Part two - SPELL IT OUT.

GAMES


G - Glass Ceilings by A.M. Madden 5⭐️ read 4/9/20
A - PEST: A small town is gripped by an ancient sickness in this chilling thriller by Anna Willett AA 3⭐️ read 25/9/20
M - Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy 5⭐️ read 10/9/20
E - Edinburgh Midnight by Carole Lawrence 4⭐️ read 12/9/20
S - Bad News Travels by James Swain 4⭐️ read 6/9/20

Glass Ceilings (True Heroes, #2) by A.M. Madden PEST by Anna Willett Midnight Target (Killer Instincts, #8) by Elle Kennedy Edinburgh Midnight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries #3) by Carole Lawrence Bad News Travels (Lancaster & Daniels #3) by James Swain


message 30: by Alex (last edited Sep 25, 2020 05:50PM) (new)

Alex Cantone | 427 comments Part 2 =spell it out - hard - 3 AA

T Shooting Star by AA Peter Temple 13/9 4.5★
A American Assassin by Vince Flynn 3/9 4.5★
L Die for Me by Luke Jennings 6/9 2.5★
K Knife by Jo Nesbø 26/9 4.5★
I Into the Night by AA Sarah Bailey 10/9 3.5★
N Nobody Walks by Mick Herron
G Port Vila Blues by AA Garry Disher 20/9 5★

Shooting Star by Peter Temple American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1) by Vince Flynn Die for Me (Killing Eve #3) by Luke Jennings Knife (Harry Hole, #12) by Jo Nesbø Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2) by Sarah Bailey Nobody Walks by Mick Herron Port Vila Blues (A Wyatt Novel #5) by Garry Disher


message 31: by Kylie H (last edited Sep 20, 2020 03:42AM) (new)

Kylie H | 886 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
4/4


Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Can be a name or a place such as beach or house.)

The Yellow House by Emily O'Grady 3★

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way - Chocolate.
The Great Chocolate Scam by Sally Berneathy 4★

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
Educated by Tara Westover 4★

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey 5★ AA

The Yellow House by Emily O'Grady The Great Chocolate Scam (Death by Chocolate #3) by Sally Berneathy Educated by Tara Westover The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey


message 32: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈 All linked to here. 🎈🎈🎈


message 33: by Valerie (last edited Sep 30, 2020 08:28PM) (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 757 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
3/4 books; 1/1 Aussie Authors

Part 1: Tasks


1. Venue - place in title
Le roi de Kahel By Tierno Monénembo 4★

2. Theme for party - Game of Thrones
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

3. Guests - GR friend has enjoyed
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 4★

4. PARTY! - book looking forward to
Melting Moments by Anna Goldsworthy AA 4★

Le roi de Kahel by Tierno Monénembo A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Melting Moments by Anna Goldsworthy


message 34: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈 Welcome to the challenge Valerie. Your name is linked 🎈🎈🎈


message 35: by Carolyn (last edited Sep 22, 2020 08:32PM) (new)

Carolyn | 8192 comments Always love a good party!
9 books (3 AA)

✔ 1. Choose a venue. Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
The Harlech Beach Killings by Simon McCleave 3.5★

✔ 2. Select a theme for your party. Murder mystery 🩸🚓 🔪 ⚰️
The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths 4.5★

✔ 3. Invite your guests. Patty, Marianne & Liz. 👮‍♂️🦹‍♀️🕵🏻‍♂️
Untrue till Death by Graham Brack 5★

✔ 4. PARTY! 🍾🎉🍰🍸🍕🥳
The Survivors by Jane Harper AA 5★

The Harlech Beach Killings (DI Ruth Hunter #2) by Simon McCleave The Postscript Murders (Harbinder Kaur #2) by Elly Griffiths Untrue till Death by Graham Brack The Survivors by Jane Harper

✔ G The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern AA 4.5★
✔ A The Lullaby Man by Anni Taylor AA 4★
✔ M The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk 3.5★
✔ E Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi 4★
✔ S A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang 4★

The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern The Lullaby Man (Tallman's Valley Detectives, #2) by Anni Taylor The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang


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

Brenda | 70837 comments Mod
I think it's OK Carolyn, I let Phrynne have the final say :)


message 37: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 8192 comments Thanks Brenda - I’ve decided to change it :)


message 38: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70837 comments Mod
No problems Carolyn :)


message 39: by Janine (last edited Sep 16, 2020 06:43PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 1522 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Hard
7/7

D - The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke(AA) READ 2/9/20 4*
A - Lost Girls by Angela Marsons READ 7/9/20 3*
N - The Silk House by Kayte Nunn(AA) READ 5/9/20 4*
C - The Last Piece by Imogen Clark READ 12/9/20 4*
I - If She Only Knew by Lisa Jackson READ 10/9/20 2*
N - The Night Swim by Megan Goldin(AA) READ 15/9/20 4*
G - The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes READ 9/9/20 5*

The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke Lost Girls (D.I. Kim Stone, #3) by Angela Marsons The Silk House by Kayte Nunn The Last Piece by Imogen Clark If She Only Knew (The Cahills #1) by Lisa Jackson The Night Swim by Megan Goldin The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes


message 40: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈Welcome to the challenge Carolyn and Janine. You are linked:)🎈🎈🎈


message 41: by Trish (last edited Sep 30, 2020 04:19AM) (new)

Trish (trishr) | 623 comments Joining in the September Party 🤗
Hard level 9/9 AA 5/5

Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Can be a name or a place such as beach or house.)
The Waratah Inn by Lilly Mirren AA....read 3.5*

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way...Theme...celebrating books
The Fragments by Toni Jordan AA....read 4*

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout....read 4*

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden AA....read 4*

The Waratah Inn by Lilly Mirren The Fragments by Toni Jordan Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge, #1) by Elizabeth Strout Wearing Paper Dresses by Anne Brinsden

Spell-it-out
M You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott....read 3*
U Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger....read 3*
S The Service of Clouds by Susan Hill....read 3*
I In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey AA....read 2.5*
C The Weekend by Charlotte Wood AA....read 3.5*

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott Sliver of Truth  by Lisa Unger The Service of Clouds by Susan Hill The Weekend by Charlotte Wood In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey


message 42: by Kim (last edited Sep 21, 2020 10:24AM) (new)

Kim (kimborams) | 631 comments September Challenge- It's a party
1st - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
4/4 (1/1AA)

2. Spell It Out - CAKE -

C - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins - FINISHED 20/9/20 - 4.5* (9+/10)
A - Australia: A Cultural History by John M. Rickard - AA - FINISHED 11/9/20 - 3* (7/10)
K - Miracle Creek by Angie Kim - FINISHED 16/9/20 - 4* (8/10)
E - When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker - FINISHED 7/9/20 - 3* (6/10)

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Australia A Cultural History by John Rickard Miracle Creek by Angie Kim When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker


message 43: by Leonie (last edited Aug 23, 2020 05:51AM) (new)

Leonie Smith | 12 comments September Challenge - It's a Party!

Easy: 4 books (minimum one Aussie Author) 0/4

Tasks

1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. (Home)
Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee AA

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way. (Cruising)
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to.
The War Widow by Tara Moss AA


Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow The War Widow by Tara Moss


message 44: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈Welcome to the challenge Trish, Kim and Leonie. You are linked:)🎈🎈🎈


message 45: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishr) | 623 comments Phrynne wrote: "🎈🎈🎈Welcome to the challenge Trish, Kim and Leonie. You are linked:)🎈🎈🎈"

Thank you Phrynne 🍾🍾


message 46: by Li'l Owl (last edited Sep 29, 2020 02:11PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 2504 comments Finished!

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It's a (Dog) Party!
September 2020
Level: Easy (1 AA)
🎈4/4


Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title.
Bring your Dogs to the Lake!
Killing Trail (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #1) by Margaret Mizushima
Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima 9/12/20 5★'s

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way.
Gone to the Dogs Mystery Party
Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima 9/14/20 5★'s

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed.
Brenda and Phrynne Love this Series!
Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood 9/29/20 4★'s

4. PARTY!
Read a book you have been looking forward to.
In the Frame by Dick Francis 9/4/20 5★'s

1. Killing Trail A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima 2. Stalking Ground (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #2) by Margaret Mizushima 3. Ruddy Gore (Phryne Fisher, #7) by Kerry Greenwood 4. In the Frame by Dick Francis


message 47: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈Welcome to the challenge Owl! You are linked:)🎈🎈🎈


message 48: by Lauren (last edited Sep 28, 2020 12:47AM) (new)

Lauren (lozzyd) | 11 comments All finished 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈
Got a few done that had been lingering on my TBR list :)

September Challenge- It's a party
1st September - 30th September 2020
Level: Easy
4/4


SPELL IT OUT
C The Course of Love by Alain de Botton ***
A An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green ***
K LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff AA ***
E Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton ****

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (The Carls, #1) by Hank Green LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1) by Jay Kristoff Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton


message 49: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11780 comments Mod
🎈🎈🎈Welcome to the challenge Lauren! You are linked:)🎈🎈🎈


message 50: by Jonquil (last edited Sep 28, 2020 12:34PM) (new)

Jonquil | 92 comments September Challenge - It's a Party!
Hard: 7 or more books (minimum three Aussie authors)

8/8 DONE

Part 1: Tasks
1. Choose a venue. Read a book with a place in the title. Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood AA 9/1 ★★★

2. Select a theme for your party. Now read a book which relates to that theme in some way. Come dressed as a character from your favorite children's book. The Long-Lost Home Maryrose Wood 9/20 ★★★★

3. Invite your guests. Choose a book one of your GR friends has really enjoyed. Gail Wood Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit Patricia Marcantonio 9/6 ★★★

4. PARTY! Read a book you have been looking forward to. Outsider Linda Castillo 9/1 ★★★★

Death at Victoria Dock (Phryne Fisher, #4) by Kerry Greenwood The Long-Lost Home (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #6) by Maryrose Wood Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit (Felicity Carrol Mystery #1) by Patricia Marcantonio Outsider (Kate Burkholder #12) by Linda Castillo

Part 2: Spell it out

C Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Isabel Wilkerson 9/15 ★★★★★
A August Origins Alan Lee 9/24 ★★★★★
K Keri Arthur Dangerous Games AA 9/24 ★★★★
E Embraced by Darkness Keri Arthur AA 9/1 ★★★

Caste The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson August Origins (Mackenzie August #1) by Alan Lee Dangerous Games (Riley Jenson Guardian, #4) by Keri Arthur Embraced by Darkness (Riley Jenson Guardian, #5) by Keri Arthur


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