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message 1: by Becca da, Moderator Becca (last edited Aug 25, 2020 08:48AM) (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 775 comments Mod
Okay so last the PIFM challenge was a freaking disaster and some people didn't even get their picks, so if you're going to sign up for this, make sure to READ THE DIRECTIONS AND RULES! And REMEMBER to CHECK who you are supposed to be picking for.
(THE DATES ARE IN BOLD)

Let's get this over with, shall we?
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All credit is given to the MODS from the Romance Readers Reading Challenges group.

2020 September PIFM Challenge

What is the Pick-It-For-Me Challenge?

The Pick-It-For-Me Challenge (PIFM) is a reading challenge where each participant gives and receives book recommendations based on a given a set of rules. The assignment method and book selection rules change each month so it’s always new and always different.

The idea of the PIFM challenge is that you will get new-to-you books and authors selected for you as well as a push to read some books that have been lingering on your shelves. You may not be interested in the new books recommended, which is why you also get a minimum of four books from your shelf.

You only have to read ONE book to complete this challenge!

After signups are closed, your names and any extra info will go into the super secret PIFM randomizer and it will select someone for you to recommend books to and someone to give you recommendations. This list will be posted along with any specific picking rules for the month.

In order to participate you need to either HAVE YOUR PROFILE SET TO PUBLIC (preferable), or friend the person giving you recommendations. PLEASE NOTE: if you choose to keep your profile private, it is your responsibility to send a very important that your profile be set to receive Private Messages (PMs) in case anyone needs to reach out to you (mods, organizer etc.)

Everything gets done in this thread so be sure to come back often!!!

Repicks:
You can ask for repicks if:
✱ The books picked for you are not yet released.
✱ If you have already read the chosen book(s) and they are on your ‘read’ shelf.
✱ If you did not receive four picks from your ‘to-read’ shelf, with at least one from your preferred shelf.

You may NOT ask for repicks because:
✱ A book is not available at your library.
✱ A genre or author you don’t enjoy.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO SIGN UP:
Please sign up in this thread if you would like to participate.

✱✱ If you have a preferred shelf, please list it along with your pick!

✱✱IMPORTANT DATES
Sign ups will remain open until August 31st(I can add you in if you would still like to participate!)
For your convenience a https://www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc... .

You’ll have until September 7TH to make your recommendations.

Please do not start reading your book(s) until the first of the month. You then have the entire month to read your pick(s) and give some feedback.

If you’re new please read the PIFM Guidelines and FAQ . If you have any questions that are not addressed there, please feel free to ask!


✱Please note that late sign ups will be included at the host's discretion and no one will be included after re-picks are assigned!✱

TIPS TO MAKE THE CHALLENGE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE!


Pickees
✱ To help your picker understand the type of books you like or are currently reading, please make sure your ‘read’ shelf is up to date. You can create shelves for books you DNFed (Did Not Finish) or authors that don’t work for you as well as favorite books and authors. In addition, you might consider updating your profile. You can include info about your favorite books, authors, genres, themes or tropes (or themes/tropes you dislike – i.e. secret baby).
✱ Please do not specify likes/dislikes in the sign-up thread. This information will not be included in the pairings and your pickee may not see your message and does not need to rely on that information when making picks.

Pickers
✱ Please remember this is primarily a romance readers group. Thus, most, if not all, of your picks should be romance. There are various sub genres within the romance category - Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Erotica, M/M, Urban Fantasy. If your pickee reads a wide variety, you could add a non-romance as a choice.

✱ You will be using 8 picking rules to select books for you pickee. Choose at least 4 new titles for your pickee. These can be brand new to them (not found on any of their shelves) or a book found on their shelves if they've never read any of the author's work previously. The remaining 4 titles should come from your pickee's tbr, with a minimum of one from their preferred shelves if provided. Be sure to pick at least one book for each picking rule, but please limit your picks to no more than two books per rule as sometimes having too many options is worse than too few.

✱ Please remember when you are giving new recommendations, you are not limited to titles that you have read. You can choose books that are new releases, on your tbr, or titles you looked up on Goodreads or Amazon that you think your pickee would enjoy.

A few hints to help with book selection:
✱ Check the book’s publishing date.
Select "date pub" from the checkbox selections and save.
✱ Check pickee's personalized shelves, especially their exclusive shelves. A personalized shelf is one the member has created. (e.g., 'to read next', 'favorites' ‘didn’t like’)
✱ Make sure the books you choose are not on their 'read' shelf. Just because it isn't rated doesn't mean it wasn't read.
✱ Look at your pickee's 'read' shelf and see what genres they have recently read or read the most. Reviewing their ‘read’ shelf might help you in choosing something they are interested in reading right now.
✱ If your pickee reads lots of books in a genre you are not familiar with (erotic romance, GLBT, YA, etc.) Contact the Mods or the month's organizer for guidance.
✱ Include a variety of books (e.g., shorter page count, new addition to their 'to-read' shelf, an older book on their 'to-read' shelf)
This variety gives your pickee options when choosing the book or books they will be reading this month. Use the sort feature within their shelves to determine date a book was added, published or read; page numbers, ratings, etc.

If you want to volunteer to make repicks:
✱ We love that you want to help out, but please remember those who need picks have been waiting for a long time already. Please only volunteer if you are able to make the repicks within a few hours of the deadline. Thank you!

~Becca<3


Trisha (semi-hiatus) (booksreviewsandprocrastination) I want to sign up!! I hope this month will be better ;)


message 3: by amia (new)

amia (makevocaloidgreatagain) i’ll join!


message 4: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 25 comments I'll sign up and give it ago again. Like Trisha said hopefully this month will be better

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


message 5: by Becca da, Moderator Becca (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 775 comments Mod
Okay, I'll announce the pairs tomorrow, since I don't really have time right now


message 6: by Becca da, Moderator Becca (last edited Sep 06, 2020 07:34PM) (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 775 comments Mod
PAIRS: You are picking for the person below you! Click your buddy's name to browse through their preferred shelf!

baby
Carrie
Trisha
Becca

***EXAMPLE: baby is picking for Carrie,
Carrie is picking for Trisha, etc.

Please let me know if you're having any issues! THE FOLLOWING IS CREDITED TO RRRC GROUP

PICKING RULES:
The Rise of Nintendo
While the 70s saw a growth in video and arcade games, the arrival of home computers nearly destroyed the industry, until Japanese company Nintendo revived it with the Famicom console and the still wildly popular Mario character. By 1989, Nintendo Entertainment System would claim 90% of the American video game market.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in an Asian country
♫ has a nerdy or geeky character or character who plays video games at some point in the book
♫ has a fantasy or paranormal tag

Space Exploration
Space exploration took some exciting and tragic turns in the 80s. The arrival of Halley’s Comet in 1986 was met by a series of Soviet, Japanese and European Space Agency probes. After a six-year hiatus, America resumed space flights with astronauts with the launch of the Columbia in 1981. Several more successful launches occurred and then the tragic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger which brought forth extensive efforts to improve management practices for NASA. The Soviet space program continued to do well during the 80s.
Recommend a book that
♫ features lovers separated for any period of time
♫ has stars and/or the night sky on the cover
♫ has a character who is interested in science

The Cold War 1947-1991
The Cold War hit its peak during the 80s with the Soviet-Afghan War, the Invasion of Granada and the Salvadoran Civil Wars and came to an end just after the decade rolled out.
Recommend a book that
♫ includes some kind of war (your interpretation)
♫ is set in a country other than your own
♫ is tagged historical

The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989
“Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” US President Reagan’s famous phrase. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of German reunification.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in Europe
♫ features a new beginning or a reformation (your interpretation!)
♫ has a gray cover or has a wall on the cover

Music Television, 1981
MTV launched on August 1, 1981 and catapulted music videos into a larger portion of the recording industry. Music from artists and groups ran the gambit of genres from Pop to Techno; Heavy Metal and Punk Rock. New devices such as the Sony Walkman, cassette tapes and, at the end of the decade, compact discs made private music portable – and public. The number of infamous artists and music groups that took off in the decade is way too long to list, but many are recognizable and/or have reappeared in the last several years.
Recommend a book that
♫ features music or some form of art (your interpretation)
♫ is part of a series
♫ has more than two people on the cover

Teen Flicks and the Brat Pack
The 80’s was most definitely the golden age of “teen flicks” and launched the term ‘Brat Pack’. Such films as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Valley Girl, Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, Footloose and The Breakfast Club launched many actors who are high-profile celebrities today.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in a school
♫ features a girl or woman on the cover
♫ has an NA or YA tag

Decade in Sports
Lots of major events came out of the ‘80’s in sports. The USA ‘Miracle’ Hockey team beat out the Soviet Union’s Red Army in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Canadian hockey great Wayne Gretzky’s rise to fame coincided with the Edmonton Oiler’s first 4 Stanley Cup championships. A Jamaican bobsled team stunned the world during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada for its unexpected good performance. Italy won the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain and Argentina won the 1986 FIFA World cup in Mexico. English team Liverpool F.C. were the most successful football club of the era. The San Francisco 49ers ushered in the ‘Joe Montana Era’ in the NFL and the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers dominated the NBA, a succession known as the Celtics-Lakers Rivalry.
Recommend a book that
♫ features a male only on the cover
♫ has a sports tag
♫ is set in any of the above named countries: Canada, England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica, Soviet Union/Russia or United States.

LOUD Fashion
The ‘80’s saw an extravagant style modification that appears to be making a comeback. Popular styles included teased hair, ripped jeans, neon clothing and lots of colors/designs. Hairstyles included the perm, the mullet, the Jheri curl, the hi-top fade and big hair. Shoulder pads, jean jackets, aviator sunglasses and acid-wash jeans were just some of the styles worn. Miniskirts made a dramatic comeback after a decade absence. The term “Preppy” also came about with Izod polo shirts. And the makeup trends… oh goodness the makeup… aggressive, shiny and COLORFUL.
Recommend a book that
♫ with a bright or colorful cover
♫ features a stylish character or cover (your interpretation)
♫ has a contemporary tag

EXAMPLE: Becca is picking for baby
The Rise of Nintendo
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in an Asian country
♫ has a nerdy or geeky character or character who plays video games at some point in the book
♫ has a fantasy or paranormal tag
TBR: Chain of Gold (fantasy)
NEW: Ella Enchanted (fantasy)

Once again, you have to pick AT LEAST one book per number/fact, you ONLY have to read ONE BOOK to complete this challenge, you have TILL September 10th to make recommendations to your "buddy." Friend them if their profile is not set to public. If you need any help, please contact me through GoodReads :).
~Becca<3

Have fun! So excited!



Trisha (semi-hiatus) (booksreviewsandprocrastination) Hi Becca, here are your picks!
I picked quite a lot, but there were so many good books on your tbr!

The Rise of Nintendo
While the 70s saw a growth in video and arcade games, the arrival of home computers nearly destroyed the industry, until Japanese company Nintendo revived it with the Famicom console and the still wildly popular Mario character. By 1989, Nintendo Entertainment System would claim 90% of the American video game market.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in an Asian country
♫ has a nerdy or geeky character or character who plays video games at some point in the book
♫ has a fantasy or paranormal tag


TBR: The Cruel Prince (fantasy)
TBR: Don't Read the Comments (video games)
New: Sorcery of Thorns (fantasy)


Space Exploration
Space exploration took some exciting and tragic turns in the 80s. The arrival of Halley’s Comet in 1986 was met by a series of Soviet, Japanese and European Space Agency probes. After a six-year hiatus, America resumed space flights with astronauts with the launch of the Columbia in 1981. Several more successful launches occurred and then the tragic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger which brought forth extensive efforts to improve management practices for NASA. The Soviet space program continued to do well during the 80s.
Recommend a book that
♫ features lovers separated for any period of time
♫ has stars and/or the night sky on the cover
♫ has a character who is interested in science


TBR: Don't You Forget About Me(lovers separated)
TBR: Red, White & Royal Blue (lovers separated)
New: Dark and Deepest Red (night sky and lovers separated)
New: The Rosie Project (interested in science)


The Cold War 1947-1991
The Cold War hit its peak during the 80s with the Soviet-Afghan War, the Invasion of Granada and the Salvadoran Civil Wars and came to an end just after the decade rolled out.
Recommend a book that
♫ includes some kind of war (your interpretation)
♫ is set in a country other than your own
♫ is tagged historical


TBR: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Historical and set in country other than my own)
New: Etiquette & Espionage (Historical and set in country other than my own and some kind of war)
New: Bringing Down the Duke (Historical and set in country other than my own)


The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989
“Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” US President Reagan’s famous phrase. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of German reunification.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in Europe
♫ features a new beginning or a reformation (your interpretation!)
♫ has a gray cover or has a wall on the cover


TBR: Get a Life, Chloe Brown(Europe and reformation/new beginning)
TBR: The Switch(Europe and new beginning)
New: Of Curses and Kisses (New beginning and kinda grey)


Music Television, 1981
MTV launched on August 1, 1981 and catapulted music videos into a larger portion of the recording industry. Music from artists and groups ran the gambit of genres from Pop to Techno; Heavy Metal and Punk Rock. New devices such as the Sony Walkman, cassette tapes and, at the end of the decade, compact discs made private music portable – and public. The number of infamous artists and music groups that took off in the decade is way too long to list, but many are recognizable and/or have reappeared in the last several years.
Recommend a book that
♫ features music or some form of art (your interpretation)
♫ is part of a series
♫ has more than two people on the cover


TBR: I Kissed Alice (Art)
TBR: Crown of Midnight(Part of a series)
New: Well Met (Art and Part of a series)
New: We Didn't Ask for This (More than two people on the cover)


Teen Flicks and the Brat Pack
The 80’s was most definitely the golden age of “teen flicks” and launched the term ‘Brat Pack’. Such films as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Valley Girl, Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, Footloose and The Breakfast Club launched many actors who are high-profile celebrities today.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in a school
♫ features a girl or woman on the cover
♫ has an NA or YA tag


TBR: Rules for Being a Girl (school and YA)
TBR: The Hate U Give (school, YA and Girl on cover)
New: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo(Woman on cover)
New: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill(Woman on cover)


Decade in Sports
Lots of major events came out of the ‘80’s in sports. The USA ‘Miracle’ Hockey team beat out the Soviet Union’s Red Army in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Canadian hockey great Wayne Gretzky’s rise to fame coincided with the Edmonton Oiler’s first 4 Stanley Cup championships. A Jamaican bobsled team stunned the world during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada for its unexpected good performance. Italy won the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain and Argentina won the 1986 FIFA World cup in Mexico. English team Liverpool F.C. were the most successful football club of the era. The San Francisco 49ers ushered in the ‘Joe Montana Era’ in the NFL and the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers dominated the NBA, a succession known as the Celtics-Lakers Rivalry.
Recommend a book that
♫ features a male only on the cover
♫ has a sports tag
♫ is set in any of the above named countries: Canada, England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica, Soviet Union/Russia or United States.


TBR: The Lightning Thief(male only on cover and set in the US)
TBR: Boyfriend Material(Set in London)
New: Yes No Maybe So(Set in the US)
New: It’s Not Me, It’s You(Male only on cover and set in England)


LOUD Fashion
The ‘80’s saw an extravagant style modification that appears to be making a comeback. Popular styles included teased hair, ripped jeans, neon clothing and lots of colors/designs. Hairstyles included the perm, the mullet, the Jheri curl, the hi-top fade and big hair. Shoulder pads, jean jackets, aviator sunglasses and acid-wash jeans were just some of the styles worn. Miniskirts made a dramatic comeback after a decade absence. The term “Preppy” also came about with Izod polo shirts. And the makeup trends… oh goodness the makeup… aggressive, shiny and COLORFUL.
Recommend a book that
♫ with a bright or colorful cover
♫ features a stylish character or cover (your interpretation)
♫ has a contemporary tag


TBR: The Hating Game(Contemporary, cute cover)
TBR: The Unhoneymooners(contemporary and bright and stylish(cute) cover)
New: Something to Talk About (contemporary and Colourful and stylish cover(again cute too))



message 8: by Carrie (last edited Sep 06, 2020 04:20PM) (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 25 comments Becca, my link goes to the wrong shelf.

It should be this one
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 9: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 25 comments Trisha, here are your picks I hope you enjoy at least one of them

The Rise of Nintendo
TBR: Carry On (Simon Snow, #1) by Rainbow Rowell
New: I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

Space Exploration
TBR: Reconnected by Catherine Tinker
New: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Cold War 1947-1991
TBR: Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard
New: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989
TBR: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
New: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins

Music Television, 1981
TBR: The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5) by Holly Black
New: If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman

Teen Flicks and the Brat Pack
TBR: The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass
New: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1) by Ally Carter

Decade in Sports
TBR: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
New: Everybody sees the ants by A.S. King

LOUD Fashion
TBR: The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner, #1) by J.C. Cervantes
New: Sempre (Sempre, #1) by J.M. Darhower

Happy Reading


Trisha (semi-hiatus) (booksreviewsandprocrastination) Carrie wrote: "Trisha, here are your picks I hope you enjoy at least one of them

The Rise of Nintendo
TBR:Carry On (Simon Snow, #1) by Rainbow Rowell
New: I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

Space Exploration
TBR:[bookc..."


Thanks Carrie ! :)


message 11: by Becca da, Moderator Becca (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 775 comments Mod
Carrie wrote: "Becca, my link goes to the wrong shelf.

It should be this one
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list..."

Oh sorry, I'll change that!


message 12: by Becca da, Moderator Becca (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 775 comments Mod
Trisha wrote: "Hi Becca, here are your picks!
I picked quite a lot, but there were so many good books on your tbr!

The Rise of Nintendo
While the 70s saw a growth in video and arcade games, the arrival of home ..."

Thanks!


message 13: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 25 comments Becca da wrote: "Carrie wrote: "Becca, my link goes to the wrong shelf.

It should be this one
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list..."
Oh sorry, I'll change that!"


Thank you


message 14: by amia (new)

amia (makevocaloidgreatagain) hey carrie! here are your picks
The Rise of Nintendo: Race to the Sun fantasy tag
Space Exploration: Dragon Pearl night sky on cover
The Cold War 1947-1991: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe includes a war
The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989: Fahrenheit 451 new beginning
Music Television 1981: Eragon series
Teen Flicks and the Brat Pack: Once and For All YA
Decade in Sports: Frankenstein (depends on which version) male on cover
LOUD Fashion: Vinegar Girl stylish cover
hope you like them!


message 15: by Becca da, Moderator Becca (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 775 comments Mod
Hi Lemon!
Here are your picks:
The Rise of Nintendo
While the 70s saw a growth in video and arcade games, the arrival of home computers nearly destroyed the industry, until Japanese company Nintendo revived it with the Famicom console and the still wildly popular Mario character. By 1989, Nintendo Entertainment System would claim 90% of the American video game market.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in an Asian country
♫ has a nerdy or geeky character or character who plays video games at some point in the book
♫ has a fantasy or paranormal tag
TBR: Heartless
NEW: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Space Exploration
Space exploration took some exciting and tragic turns in the 80s. The arrival of Halley’s Comet in 1986 was met by a series of Soviet, Japanese and European Space Agency probes. After a six-year hiatus, America resumed space flights with astronauts with the launch of the Columbia in 1981. Several more successful launches occurred and then the tragic explosion of the space shuttle Challenger which brought forth extensive efforts to improve management practices for NASA. The Soviet space program continued to do well during the 80s.
Recommend a book that
♫ features lovers separated for any period of time
♫ has stars and/or the night sky on the cover
♫ has a character who is interested in science
NEW: Starry Eyes
NEW: The Best Laid Plans
The Cold War 1947-1991
The Cold War hit its peak during the 80s with the Soviet-Afghan War, the Invasion of Granada and the Salvadoran Civil Wars and came to an end just after the decade rolled out.
Recommend a book that
♫ includes some kind of war (your interpretation)
♫ is set in a country other than your own
♫ is tagged historical
TBR: Lovely War
NEW: Refugee
The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989
“Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” US President Reagan’s famous phrase. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the beginning of German reunification.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in Europe
♫ features a new beginning or a reformation (your interpretation!)
♫ has a gray cover or has a wall on the cover
TBR: Anna and the French Kiss
NEW: Love & Gelato
Music Television, 1981
MTV launched on August 1, 1981 and catapulted music videos into a larger portion of the recording industry. Music from artists and groups ran the gambit of genres from Pop to Techno; Heavy Metal and Punk Rock. New devices such as the Sony Walkman, cassette tapes and, at the end of the decade, compact discs made private music portable – and public. The number of infamous artists and music groups that took off in the decade is way too long to list, but many are recognizable and/or have reappeared in the last several years.
Recommend a book that
♫ features music or some form of art (your interpretation)
♫ is part of a series
♫ has more than two people on the cover
TBR: City of Bones
NEW: The Practice Boyfriend
Teen Flicks and the Brat Pack
The 80’s was most definitely the golden age of “teen flicks” and launched the term ‘Brat Pack’. Such films as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Valley Girl, Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, Footloose and The Breakfast Club launched many actors who are high-profile celebrities today.
Recommend a book that
♫ is set in a school
♫ features a girl or woman on the cover
♫ has an NA or YA tag
TBR: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
TBR: Throne of Glass
Decade in Sports
Lots of major events came out of the ‘80’s in sports. The USA ‘Miracle’ Hockey team beat out the Soviet Union’s Red Army in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Canadian hockey great Wayne Gretzky’s rise to fame coincided with the Edmonton Oiler’s first 4 Stanley Cup championships. A Jamaican bobsled team stunned the world during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada for its unexpected good performance. Italy won the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain and Argentina won the 1986 FIFA World cup in Mexico. English team Liverpool F.C. were the most successful football club of the era. The San Francisco 49ers ushered in the ‘Joe Montana Era’ in the NFL and the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers dominated the NBA, a succession known as the Celtics-Lakers Rivalry.
Recommend a book that
♫ features a male only on the cover
♫ has a sports tag
♫ is set in any of the above named countries: Canada, England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica, Soviet Union/Russia or United States.
NEW: Catching Jordan
NEW: Head Over Heels
LOUD Fashion
The ‘80’s saw an extravagant style modification that appears to be making a comeback. Popular styles included teased hair, ripped jeans, neon clothing and lots of colors/designs. Hairstyles included the perm, the mullet, the Jheri curl, the hi-top fade and big hair. Shoulder pads, jean jackets, aviator sunglasses and acid-wash jeans were just some of the styles worn. Miniskirts made a dramatic comeback after a decade absence. The term “Preppy” also came about with Izod polo shirts. And the makeup trends… oh goodness the makeup… aggressive, shiny and COLORFUL.
Recommend a book that
♫ with a bright or colorful cover
♫ features a stylish character or cover (your interpretation)
♫ has a contemporary tag
TBR: Eleanor & Park
NEW: Lola and the Boy Next Door


message 16: by amia (new)

amia (makevocaloidgreatagain) @Becca thanks! time to get reading


message 17: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 25 comments darling, i love you, i love you, i love you wrote: "hey carrie! here are your picks
The Rise of Nintendo: Race to the Sun fantasy tag
Space Exploration: Dragon Pearl night sky on cover
The Cold War 1947-1991: [book: The Lion, the Wit..."


Thank you


Trisha (semi-hiatus) (booksreviewsandprocrastination) Hey, I read The Elite from my picks this month!
I'm reading the Night Circus and Red Queen next month (or this month really)
Thanks for my picks Carrie, and I really liked this month's challenge!


message 19: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  (icanhasbooks) | 25 comments lemon-chan, I had every intention of reading at least one of those book in Sept. But the month flew by, I have moved some to my October tbr.


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