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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Oct 02, 2020 05:22PM) (new)

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Boyz II Men is among the biggest names in a cappella and R&B. With what was called "crossover appeal", Boyz II Men found themselves at the vanguard of the 1990s movement to take R&B back into the mainstream, where it had been back in the 1970s. Their use of hip-hop beats in combination with R&B was not unique, but it was Boyz II Men's enormous success with mainstream audiences in "putting harmony over the hip-hop tracks" that helped usher in the near-total dominance of the R&B genre on the pop charts in the 2000s and 2010s.

Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020



Choose your level:
A cappella: 2-5 tasks
R&B: 6-10 tasks
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
1. The group, originally known as Unique Attraction, was started by friends Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) along with fellow schoolmates George Baldi, Jon Shoats, and Marguerite Walker in 1985.
🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.

2. They found inspiration in New Edition's harmonies and routines, and eventually renamed the group "Boyz II Men", after one of New Edition's songs, "Boys to Men", from their 1988 album Heart Break.
🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)

3. The delay before recording their own material and reported personality conflicts led founding member Marc Nelson to leave the group, making Boyz II Men into the quartet that found international fame: Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman.
🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.

4. Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991 and was produced by Michael Bivins.
🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.

5. Cooleyhighharmony achieved major success, eventually selling over nine million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1992 Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men were also nominated for Best New Artist, along with British singer-songwriter Seal, fellow R&B group Color Me Badd, as well as dance group C+C Music Factory, but the Grammy was awarded to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" were number 1 R&B hits and top five U.S. pop hits.
🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.

6. While touring during 1992, Boyz II Men returned briefly to the studio to record the single "End of the Road", co-written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, for the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy's film Boomerang. This song, released as a single on June 30, 1992, became Boyz II Men's biggest hit. It reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 22, remaining there for a record-setting 13 weeks, until November 14, 1992. The success of "End of the Road" instantly transformed Boyz II Men from up-and-coming R&B stars into mainstream music celebrities.
🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.

7. Full Circle became Boyz II Men's final album as a quartet, and their last effort to receive extensive promotion from a major record company. On January 30, 2003, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men due to chronic back problems resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS) and personal problems. Arista terminated Boyz II Men's contract on April 30, and the remaining three members took a temporary hiatus from the music industry.
🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)

8. Boyz II Men headlined a "Love Cruise" in honor of their 20th anniversary and in observance of Valentine's Day. The cruise took place February 11–14, 2011, and traveled from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas. Cruise passengers received a Boyz II Men welcome cocktail party, a concert performance by Boyz II Men, an additional fan appreciation concert by Boyz II Men, a photo session with Boyz II Men (in small groups), a formal prom night, a poker tournament, a deck party with Boyz II Men and a guest DJ, a singles mixer, a gift bag, and onboard drawings for other Boyz II Men events. Couples were able to renew their wedding vows in a special ceremony with Boyz II Men.
🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).

9. On June 24, 2017, a section of Broad Street in Philadelphia, from Christian to Carpenter Streets, was renamed, “Boyz II Men Boulevard” by the city council. Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where the members of Boyz II Men were once students, is on this section of Broad Street.
🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3

10. On September 30, 2019, Boyz II Men announced their Asia Tour, which is slated to take place after returning from their US tour and residency in Las Vegas. They will be visiting cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Manila.
🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


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message 2: by JoAnne (last edited Dec 02, 2020 12:43PM) (new)

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message 3: by JoAnne (last edited Oct 21, 2020 11:49AM) (new)

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Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
16/11-15 tasks

TASKS:

1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title
The Fifth Avenue Story Society Rachel Hauck 9/16/20

OR where someone sings a cover song.
Breakwater Bay Shelley Noble 9/22/20

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR
with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Samantha Fatal Identity Marie Force 9/25/20
Matthew Underneath It All Kate Canterbary 9/26/20
Nell Winter Wishes At Swallowtail Bay Katie Ginger 10/13/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title
Newport Dreams: A Breakwater Bay Novella Shelley Noble 9/22/20
A Newport Christmas Wedding Shelley Noble 9/24/20
The Cottages on Silver Beach RaeAnne Thayne 10/10/20
The Blue Bistro Elin Hilderbrand 10/18/20

with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
2019 Things You Save in a Fire Katherine Center 10/6/20

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author.
Stormsurge: A Small-Town, Contemporary Romance Novella Shawna Lynn Brooks 9/19/20
Lie to Me J.T. Ellison 10/19/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year)
June 10, 2017 Amnesia Cambria Hebert 10/12/20
OR with the word END or ROAD in the title
OR where a character reaches success in their career.
The Space Between Kate Canterbary 9/28/20

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job.
Best Day Ever Kaira Rouda 10/20/20

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Night Moves Heather Graham Pozzessere 10/9/20

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


message 4: by Karen ♐ (last edited Oct 16, 2020 11:06PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 923 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
R&B: 6-10 tasks
10/10

TASKS:

1. 🎤 Read a book with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title. - Vacation Interrupted Allison Brennan - 10/10

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title - El Diablo II M. Robinson - 9/20

3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name. - Sophie - An Offer From a Gentleman Julia Quinn - 9/13

4. 🎤 Read a book with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year. - 2019 - Special Delivery Lauren Blakely - 9/14

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author - Declan Savannah Rylan - 9/22

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) - Pub June, 2017 - Lovely Little Liar J. Kenner - 9/7

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job - The Summer That Made Us Robyn Carr - 9/11

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character attends a cocktail party - The Deception Nikki Sloane - 10/6

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) - Pg 19 - the house on Hawthorne Street burned - Silenced Allison Brennan - 10/10

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names - Asking for Trouble Tessa Bailey - 9/17


message 5: by Grace (last edited Oct 14, 2020 03:03AM) (new)

Grace Worland | 1119 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Hip-hop: 11-15
11/11-15

TASKS:
3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Fool Me Once-Harlan Coben 9/16- Maya

4. 🎤 Read a book with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year- I Have Lost My Way-Gayle Forman 9/22
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: The Just War-G. Willow Wilson 10/3
Redlands, Vol. 2: Water on the Fire-Jordie Bellaire 10/3
The House of Hades-Rick Riordan 10/4

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author-
Tokyo Revengers, Vol. 1-Ken Wakui 9/20
Soul Eater, Vol. 1-Atsushi Ohkubo 10/3
The Forgotten Girl-India Hill Brown 10/8
Ibitsu-Haruto Ryo 10/9

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year)- The Son of Sobek-Rick Riordan 10/5
Claymore, Vol. 2: Darkness in Paradise-Norihiro Yagi 10/7

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names
A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel-Sabaa Tahir 9/24


message 6: by Genevieve (last edited Oct 14, 2020 03:40AM) (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 4074 comments Mod
Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Choose your level:
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
18/15 Tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
1. The group, originally known as Unique Attraction, was started by friends Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) along with fellow schoolmates George Baldi, Jon Shoats, and Marguerite Walker in 1985.
🎤 Read a book tagged "high school"
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus 10/12/2020
2. They found inspiration in New Edition's harmonies and routines, and eventually renamed the group "Boyz II Men", after one of New Edition's songs, "Boys to Men", from their 1988 album Heart Break.
🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title
The Seven Ravens by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Twelve Huntsman by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Four Clever Brothers by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Three Languages by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020

3. The delay before recording their own material and reported personality conflicts led founding member Marc Nelson to leave the group, making Boyz II Men into the quartet that found international fame: Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman.
🎤 Read a book with a character whose last name begins with M. Griffith and Ryan Martin
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery 10/07/2020

4. Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991 and was produced by Michael Bivins.
🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title
Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day 09/28/2020

5. Cooleyhighharmony achieved major success, eventually selling over nine million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1992 Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men were also nominated for Best New Artist, along with British singer-songwriter Seal, fellow R&B group Color Me Badd, as well as dance group C+C Music Factory, but the Grammy was awarded to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" were number 1 R&B hits and top five U.S. pop hits.
🎤 Read a book by a new to you author.
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer 9/26/2020
Date for Hire by Noelle Adams 9/21/2020
Sebastian: Alpha Security Romance by Sara Hazel 9/21/2020
Trapped In Paradise by Lizzy Grey 9/20/2020
The Flight by Charles N. Slayton 09/20/2020
Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley 09/16/2020
That Summer by Sarah Dessen 09/17/2020
Written by Seline Atwood by Zai Mades 09/21/2020

7. Full Circle became Boyz II Men's final album as a quartet, and their last effort to receive extensive promotion from a major record company. On January 30, 2003, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men due to chronic back problems resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS) and personal problems. Arista terminated Boyz II Men's contract on April 30, and the remaining three members took a temporary hiatus from the music industry.
🎤 Read a book where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.) Depression
Winter by Josh Lanyon 09/20/2020

10. On September 30, 2019, Boyz II Men announced their Asia Tour, which is slated to take place after returning from their US tour and residency in Las Vegas. They will be visiting cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Manila.
🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen 9/21/2020


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message 7: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Karen, Grace and Genevieve!


message 8: by Tari (last edited Nov 26, 2020 09:11AM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 1308 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


R&B: 6-10 tasks

9/10

TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
Kickbacks, Kayaks & Kidnapping Tonya Kappes 10/7/20

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
One-One Potato, Two Potato, Dead Lynn Cahoon 11/2/20

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Mae West (Not the actress) Hitches, Hideouts & Homicides Tonya Kappes 9/15/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
2019-Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis Tonya Kappes 9/16/20

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
#9 Camper & Criminals-Valleys, Vehicles & Victims Tonya Kappes 9/18/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard Ellen Byron 9/17/20

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.) Liver cancer, Doris' husband Little Bookshop of Murder Maggie Blackburn 9/25/20

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Sandra took a selfie with a Broadway actress-Murder at the PTA Lee Hollis 9/27/20

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
Center Street-Loc 282 “…both ends of the section of Center Street that ran…” For Whom the Book Tolls Laura Gail Black 9/19/20

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


message 9: by Kendra (last edited Nov 11, 2020 01:13PM) (new)

Kendra | 1033 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: Sept. 15th, 2020 - Nov. 14th, 2020


Choose your level:
A cappella: 2-5 tasks
R&B: 6-10 tasks
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

26/15


TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer - Oct. 14th
Tagged high school

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones - Sept. 16th
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - Sept. 28th
Character sings a cover song.
The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire by Greg Rucka - Oct. 5th
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones - Nov. 11th

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 15th
Sean Evans
Sweep with Me by Ilona Andrews - Oct. 6th
Sean Evans
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer - Nov. 5th
Quartet

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 17th
Published in 2015

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies by Dawn Raffel - Sept. 15th
New to me author.
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane - Oct. 29th
New to me author
When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains by Ariana Neumann - Nov. 2nd
New to me author

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis - Sept. 19th
Published June 18th, 2019
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis - Oct. 2nd
Published June 20th, 2017
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter - Oct. 5th
Career success
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer - Oct. 27th
Published Aug. 7th, 2007

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury - Sept. 18th
Hemophilia
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman - Sept. 20th
Character is fired

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 27th
Cocktail party
Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of the Epic Series by James Hibberd - Oct. 11th
Photos with celebrities
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - Oct. 17th
Prom
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz - Nov. 10th
Photo with Stuart McLean

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 21st
"Camelot Road shot off Park Street" @ 2%

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - Sept. 30th
Las Vegas
A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire - Oct. 4th
ASIA in author's name
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - Oct. 15th
Las Vegas


message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Oct 31, 2020 09:31PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2646 comments Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15 - November 14, 2020

READ: 10/10

✔️1. The group, originally known as Unique Attraction, was started by friends Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) along with fellow schoolmates George Baldi, Jon Shoats, and Marguerite Walker in 1985.
🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
Weddings from Hell - Maggie Shayne (one story in Phila) 10/31

✔️ 2. They found inspiration in New Edition's harmonies and routines, and eventually renamed the group "Boyz II Men", after one of New Edition's songs, "Boys to Men", from their 1988 album Heart Break.
🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Nine Lives - Sharon Sala 9/30

✔️ 3. The delay before recording their own material and reported personality conflicts led founding member Marc Nelson to leave the group, making Boyz II Men into the quartet that found international fame: Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman.
🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Grand Slam - J.T. Cheyanne (Spencer Hightower) 9/22

✔️ 4. Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991 and was produced by Michael Bivins.
🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Charlie All Night - Jennifer Crusie (pub 1995) 10/12

✔️ 5. Cooleyhighharmony achieved major success, eventually selling over nine million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1992 Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men were also nominated for Best New Artist, along with British singer-songwriter Seal, fellow R&B group Color Me Badd, as well as dance group C+C Music Factory, but the Grammy was awarded to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" were number 1 R&B hits and top five U.S. pop hits.
🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
Unexpected Mates - Grace Brennan 9/26

✔️ 6. While touring during 1992, Boyz II Men returned briefly to the studio to record the single "End of the Road", co-written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, for the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy's film Boomerang. This song, released as a single on June 30, 1992, became Boyz II Men's biggest hit. It reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 22, remaining there for a record-setting 13 weeks, until November 14, 1992. The success of "End of the Road" instantly transformed Boyz II Men from up-and-coming R&B stars into mainstream music celebrities.
🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Igniting Darkness - Robin LaFevers (pub Aug 4, 2020) 9/25

✔️7. Full Circle became Boyz II Men's final album as a quartet, and their last effort to receive extensive promotion from a major record company. On January 30, 2003, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men due to chronic back problems resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS) and personal problems. Arista terminated Boyz II Men's contract on April 30, and the remaining three members took a temporary hiatus from the music industry.
🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Hooked on a Phoenix - Ashlyn Chase (multiple sclerosis) 9/21

✔️8. Boyz II Men headlined a "Love Cruise" in honor of their 20th anniversary and in observance of Valentine's Day. The cruise took place February 11–14, 2011, and traveled from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas. Cruise passengers received a Boyz II Men welcome cocktail party, a concert performance by Boyz II Men, an additional fan appreciation concert by Boyz II Men, a photo session with Boyz II Men (in small groups), a formal prom night, a poker tournament, a deck party with Boyz II Men and a guest DJ, a singles mixer, a gift bag, and onboard drawings for other Boyz II Men events. Couples were able to renew their wedding vows in a special ceremony with Boyz II Men.
🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Firestorm Forever - Deborah Cooke 9/24

✔️9. On June 24, 2017, a section of Broad Street in Philadelphia, from Christian to Carpenter Streets, was renamed, “Boyz II Men Boulevard” by the city council. Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where the members of Boyz II Men were once students, is on this section of Broad Street.
🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
Nuts - Alice Clayton 10/14
(the grand homes on Main Street), p29

✔️10. On September 30, 2019, Boyz II Men announced their Asia Tour, which is slated to take place after returning from their US tour and residency in Las Vegas. They will be visiting cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Manila.
🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
Intimate Beings - Jessica Barksdale Inclan 10/23

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 11: by Kimberly (last edited Dec 01, 2020 06:45PM) (new)

Kimberly (whatkreads) | 403 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
A cappella: 2-5 tasks

1. 🎤 Read a book with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker (10.12.20)

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)

3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W.
Death on the Green by Catie Murphy Megan Malone (9.28.20)

4. 🎤 Read a book with a 1 or 9 in the publication year.
Perfectly Matched by Heather Webber 2012 (9.30.20)

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author.
Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush (11.9.20)

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


message 12: by Frankie (last edited Oct 29, 2020 05:28PM) (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1845 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Choose your level:
R&B: 6-10 tasks

10/6-10 Tasks Completed. Finish!!

TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
01.American Prince-Sierra Simone 9/25/20

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title.
02.One Day-David Nicholls 10/05/20

3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
(Nixon Rivers)
03.Lock You Down-Jessica Gadziala 10/25/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
04.(2016)
Endurance-Georgia Cates 9/16/20

5.🎤 Read a book by a new to you author.
05.Katie Ashley-Vicious Cycle 9/23/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) and with the word END or ROAD in the title.
(June 2020)
06.Ruthless Princess-Rachel Van Dyken 9/24/20

07.Runaway Road-Devney Perry 9/23/20

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
(Cancer)
08.Until the Last Breath-Shanora Williams 10/29/20

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
09.Lorene Cary-Black Ice 9/30/20

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
10.Jessica Gadziala-The Client 10/21/20
American Prince (New Camelot Trilogy, #2) by Sierra Simone One Day by David Nicholls Lock You Down (Rivers Brothers, #2) by Jessica Gadziala Endurance (The Sin Trilogy, #4) by Georgia Cates Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle, #1) by Katie Ashley Ruthless Princess (Mafia Royals, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken Runaway Road (Runaway, #1) by Devney Perry Until the Last Breath by Shanora Williams Black Ice by Lorene Cary The Client by Jessica Gadziala


message 13: by Jessica (last edited Nov 08, 2020 12:09PM) (new)

Jessica (jvblazejak) | 371 comments ✅Done!!!✅ 11/15


Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Choose your level:
A cappella: 2-5 tasks
R&B: 6-10 tasks
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
🎤1. Tagged "high school": When You Were Everything★★★★ 17 October
🎤2. A number (of any kind) in the title: The Woman in Cabin 10 ★★★ 10 October
🎤3. A character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W: ~Nina~ What Girls Are Made Of ★★★★ 26 September
🎤4. 1 or 9 in the publication year: ~2019~ The Fountains of Silence ★★★★ 5 October
🎤5. A new to you author: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade ★★ 19 September
🎤How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry ★★★★ 27 September
🎤6. Published in June or August (of any year): ~June 2020~ The Vanishing Half ★★★★ 22 September &
🎤~August 2019~Things You Save in a Fire ★★★ 23 October
🎤7. A character gets fired from their job:My Dark Vanessa ★★★ 21 October
🎤8. Character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal: Out of the Easy ★★★ 21 October

9. Street sign on the cover OR street name found in the text OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly:

🎤10. ASIA in the author's name: Neverworld Wake by mArIShA pessl ★★★★ 10 October

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Books Read:
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) by Stacey Kade How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl


message 14: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Tari, Kendra, Barbara, Kimberly, Frankie and Jessica!


message 15: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited Oct 20, 2020 05:07PM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 426 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Level: Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
Completed: 12/12

TASKS:

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
First name starts with M: Maud - If You Love Me, I'm Yours by Lizzie Chantree - 21/9/20
First name starts with S: Souma - We just met and yet... we're engaged!?, Vol. 1 by Myu Kisaki - 19/20/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Published 2012: Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole - 15/9/20
Published 2017: The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter - 25/9/20

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
New author: The Garage by J. Dispenza - 15/9/20
New author: Can a Tree Be Blue? by Audrey Sauble - 16/9/20
New author: Writers in Lockdown: A collection of short stories by Faith Jones - 2/10/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 3 by Yayoi Ogawa - 30/9/20
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 4 by Yayoi Ogawa - 30/9/20
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 5 by Yayoi Ogawa - 1/10/20
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 6 by Yayoi Ogawa - 1/10/20
Published in August 2014: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole - 19/10/20


message 16: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Kay!


message 17: by Shash (last edited Oct 06, 2020 02:06PM) (new)

Shash | 1706 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Choose your level:
A cappella: 2-5 tasks
R&B: 6-10 tasks
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

15/11-15 Tasks Completed

TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
The Billionaire's Practice Kiss by Tamie Dearen (10/4/20) - CAPA

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Saving Forever by Jennifer Youngblood, Shanna Delaney (9/15/20) - Summer
A Tree for the Billionaire by Michelle Pennington (9/21/20) - Quartet: Southern Billionaires
Flyboy by Sophia Summers (9/27/20) - Quartet: Top Flight
To Love a Stranger by Colleen Coble (10/1/20) - Quartet: Wyoming
Rescuing Lord Inglewood by Sally Britton (10/1/20) - Silas

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
The Spinster and I by Rebecca Connolly (9/17/20) - 2018
First Impressions by Elizabeth Johns (9/30/20) - 2015

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
A Geek Girl's Guide To Kissing A Video Gamer by Bree Livingston (10/2/20)

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Bear by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (9/24/20) - 6/9/20
Loving the Movie Star by Jennifer Youngblood (10/3/20) - success in career

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
The Truth about Billionaires by Michelle Pennington (9/20/20) - character gets fired

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
The Trouble with Billionaires by Michelle Pennington (9/19/20) - photo with a famous person

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
How to Not Fall for the Guy Next Door by Meg Easton (9/22/20)
"They took them for a ride along Ridge Street..." (pg 134)
Mustang by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (9/28/20)
"...that sandwich shop over on Fghängarden Street." (pg 204)

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


message 18: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Shash!


message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 02, 2020 09:43AM) (new)

Musical Group: Boys II Men - COMPLETE
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Hip-hop: 11-15 - i got 12

1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title. NOPE

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title
A thousand ships Natalie Haynes 26.09.20
A Thousand Ships

3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
William Vandam in The Key to Rebecca – Ken Follett 26.09.20
Ziggy malkiewicz – in The distant echo Val mcdermid 19.09.20
Wendy everly in torn – Amanda hocking – 26.09.20
Lori staad in one day: three ways – Amanda hocking 26.09.29
The Key to RebeccaThe Distant EchoTornOne day: Three Ways

4. 🎤 Read a book with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Gingerbread Helen oyeyemi 26.09.20 – pub 05.03.19
York – terry deary 30.09.20 pub 19.09.05
Yvonne Goes To York
#6 the travelling matchmaker MC Beaton 30.09.20 pub 01.12.92
GingerbreadYorkYvonne Goes to York

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author
Vesper flights Helen macdonald 26.09.20

Vesper Flights

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August
The woman in the wood Lesley pearse 20.09.20 pub: 29.06.17
The Woman in the Wood

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character suffers from a debilitating disease.
Cloud nine – Luanne rice 27.09.20 – main character Sarah is recovering from cancer but then it returns and has spread throughout her body
Cloud Nine

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional). NOPE

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. NOPE


10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names
A Skinful of Shadows Frances Hardinge 15.09.20
A Skinful of Shadows


message 20: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Den!


message 21: by Ferenc (last edited Oct 30, 2020 03:57AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1609 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Goal: Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
Done: 15

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
🎤 1. Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club - Book One by Ann Warner – 09/21/2020 - CAPA (in any order) in the title

🎤 2. Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Kick-Ass 3 by Mark Millar – 09/19/2020 - Number in the title
The Dreaming, Vol. 2 by Simon Spurrier – 09/26/2020 - Number in the title
Lucifer (2018-) Vol. 2: The Divine Tragedy by Dan Watters – 10/14/2020 - Number in the title
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – 10/16/2020 - Number in the title
The Dreaming (2018-) Vol. 3: One Magical Movement by Simon Spurrier – 10/23/2020 - Number in the title

🎤 3. Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name..
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – 10/02/2020 - Stella Lane - S

🎤 4. Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Ármány és kézfogó by Gyula Böszörményi – 20/09/2020 - Published 2016
Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer – 09/25/2020 - Published 2018

🎤 5. Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf – 09/24/2020 - New author
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong – 09/28/2020 - New author

🎤 6. Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Open Roads by Zach Bohannon – 10/19/2020 - ROAD in the title

🎤 7. Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Csipkerózsikák by Stephen King & Owen King – 10/28/2020 - Don Peters gets fired.

🎤 8. Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).

🎤 9. Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3

🎤 10. Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz – 10/04/2020 - A S I A in author's name
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks – 10/08/2020 - A S I A in author's name


message 22: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Ferenc!


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Musical Group: Boys II Men - COMPLETE
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Hip-hop: 11-15 - i got 12

1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title. NOPE

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title
A thousand ships Natalie Haynes 26.09.20
A Thousand Ships

3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
William Vandam in The Key to Rebecca – Ken Follett 26.09.20
Ziggy malkiewicz – in The distant echo Val mcdermid 19.09.20
Wendy everly in torn – Amanda hocking – 26.09.20
Lori staad in one day: three ways – Amanda hocking 26.09.29
The Key to RebeccaThe Distant EchoTornOne day: Three Ways

4. 🎤 Read a book with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Gingerbread Helen oyeyemi 26.09.20 – pub 05.03.19
York – terry deary 30.09.20 pub 19.09.05
Yvonne Goes To York
#6 the travelling matchmaker MC Beaton 30.09.20 pub 01.12.92
GingerbreadYorkYvonne Goes to York

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author
Vesper flights Helen macdonald 26.09.20

Vesper Flights

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August
The woman in the wood Lesley pearse 20.09.20 pub: 29.06.17
The Woman in the Wood

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character suffers from a debilitating disease.
Cloud nine – Luanne rice 27.09.20 – main character Sarah is recovering from cancer but then it returns and has spread throughout her body
Cloud Nine

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional). NOPE

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. NOPE


10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names
A Skinful of Shadows Frances Hardinge 15.09.20
A Skinful of Shadows


message 24: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Den!


message 25: by Jess (last edited Oct 04, 2020 10:48AM) (new)

Jess Penhallow | 241 comments Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Choose your level:
A cappella: 2-5 tasks
R&B: 6-10 tasks
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
1. The group, originally known as Unique Attraction, was started by friends Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) along with fellow schoolmates George Baldi, Jon Shoats, and Marguerite Walker in 1985.
🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.

2. They found inspiration in New Edition's harmonies and routines, and eventually renamed the group "Boyz II Men", after one of New Edition's songs, "Boys to Men", from their 1988 album Heart Break.
🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)

3. The delay before recording their own material and reported personality conflicts led founding member Marc Nelson to leave the group, making Boyz II Men into the quartet that found international fame: Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman.
🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.

4. Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991 and was produced by Michael Bivins.
🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft 20/09 - published in 1792

5. Cooleyhighharmony achieved major success, eventually selling over nine million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1992 Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men were also nominated for Best New Artist, along with British singer-songwriter Seal, fellow R&B group Color Me Badd, as well as dance group C+C Music Factory, but the Grammy was awarded to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" were number 1 R&B hits and top five U.S. pop hits.
🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld 27/09


6. While touring during 1992, Boyz II Men returned briefly to the studio to record the single "End of the Road", co-written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, for the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy's film Boomerang. This song, released as a single on June 30, 1992, became Boyz II Men's biggest hit. It reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 22, remaining there for a record-setting 13 weeks, until November 14, 1992. The success of "End of the Road" instantly transformed Boyz II Men from up-and-coming R&B stars into mainstream music celebrities.
🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.

7. Full Circle became Boyz II Men's final album as a quartet, and their last effort to receive extensive promotion from a major record company. On January 30, 2003, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men due to chronic back problems resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS) and personal problems. Arista terminated Boyz II Men's contract on April 30, and the remaining three members took a temporary hiatus from the music industry.
🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)

8. Boyz II Men headlined a "Love Cruise" in honor of their 20th anniversary and in observance of Valentine's Day. The cruise took place February 11–14, 2011, and traveled from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas. Cruise passengers received a Boyz II Men welcome cocktail party, a concert performance by Boyz II Men, an additional fan appreciation concert by Boyz II Men, a photo session with Boyz II Men (in small groups), a formal prom night, a poker tournament, a deck party with Boyz II Men and a guest DJ, a singles mixer, a gift bag, and onboard drawings for other Boyz II Men events. Couples were able to renew their wedding vows in a special ceremony with Boyz II Men.
🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).

9. On June 24, 2017, a section of Broad Street in Philadelphia, from Christian to Carpenter Streets, was renamed, “Boyz II Men Boulevard” by the city council. Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where the members of Boyz II Men were once students, is on this section of Broad Street.
🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3

10. On September 30, 2019, Boyz II Men announced their Asia Tour, which is slated to take place after returning from their US tour and residency in Las Vegas. They will be visiting cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Manila.
🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


message 26: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Jess!


message 27: by Lex (last edited Nov 12, 2020 06:19PM) (new)

Lex (lexi_liese) | 396 comments Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

Completed: 15/15

1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.


2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates - Completed: 10/20/2020 (Someone Sings a Cover Song)
pg. 545 "How Cherie ended up age thirty in a tavern in Arizona singing "Old Black Magic" off-key to drunken cowboys who didn't listen to her, who knows!"

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult - Completed: 10/27/2020 (Sarah Fisher)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins - Completed: 10/27/2020 (Coriolanus Snow)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - Completed: 10/31/2020 (Sara Fitzgerald)

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi - Completed: 11/2/2020 (Published 2019)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Completed: 11/7/2020 (Published 1985)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia - Completed: 11/8/2020 (Published 2009)

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore - Completed: 10/31/2020 (New to me author)
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - Completed: 11/11/2020 (New to me author)

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls - Completed: 10/19/2020 (Originally Published: June 11, 2013)

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue - Completed: 11/6/2020 (Character gets fired)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Completed: 11/12/2020 (Character gets fired)

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams - Completed: 10/21/2020 (Photo Taken with Famous Person)

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb - Completed: 10/24/2020, (Street Name Found in Text) loc. 3527 "First Manhattan, on Madison"

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan - Completed: 11/10/2020 (Singapore)


message 28: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Lex!

Any books you've read since Sept. 15th may count!!


message 29: by Shash (new)

Shash | 1706 comments Finished! :)

Musical Group: Boys II Men
September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Choose your level:
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

15/11-15 Tasks Completed

TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
The Billionaire's Practice Kiss by Tamie Dearen (10/4/20) - CAPA

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Saving Forever by Jennifer Youngblood, Shanna Delaney (9/15/20) - Summer
A Tree for the Billionaire by Michelle Pennington (9/21/20) - Quartet: Southern Billionaires
Flyboy by Sophia Summers (9/27/20) - Quartet: Top Flight
To Love a Stranger by Colleen Coble (10/1/20) - Quartet: Wyoming
Rescuing Lord Inglewood by Sally Britton (10/1/20) - Silas

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
The Spinster and I by Rebecca Connolly (9/17/20) - 2018
First Impressions by Elizabeth Johns (9/30/20) - 2015

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
A Geek Girl's Guide To Kissing A Video Gamer by Bree Livingston (10/2/20)

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Bear by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (9/24/20) - 6/9/20
Loving the Movie Star by Jennifer Youngblood (10/3/20) - success in career

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
The Truth about Billionaires by Michelle Pennington (9/20/20) - character gets fired

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
The Trouble with Billionaires by Michelle Pennington (9/19/20) - photo with a famous person

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
How to Not Fall for the Guy Next Door by Meg Easton (9/22/20)
"They took them for a ride along Ridge Street..." (pg 134)
Mustang by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (9/28/20)
"...that sandwich shop over on Fghängarden Street." (pg 204)

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


message 30: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Shash!


message 31: by Grace (new)

Grace Worland | 1119 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Hip-hop: 11-15
12/11-15
FINISHED

TASKS:
3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Fool Me Once-Harlan Coben 9/16- Maya

4. 🎤 Read a book with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year- I Have Lost My Way-Gayle Forman 9/22
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: The Just War-G. Willow Wilson 10/3
Redlands, Vol. 2: Water on the Fire-Jordie Bellaire 10/3
The House of Hades-Rick Riordan 10/4

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author-
Tokyo Revengers, Vol. 1-Ken Wakui 9/20
Soul Eater, Vol. 1-Atsushi Ohkubo 10/3
The Forgotten Girl-India Hill Brown 10/8
Ibitsu-Haruto Ryo 10/9

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year)- The Son of Sobek-Rick Riordan 10/5
Claymore, Vol. 2: Darkness in Paradise-Norihiro Yagi 10/7

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names
A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel-Sabaa Tahir 9/24


message 32: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 4074 comments Mod
COMPLETED
Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Choose your level:
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
18/15 Tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
1. The group, originally known as Unique Attraction, was started by friends Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) along with fellow schoolmates George Baldi, Jon Shoats, and Marguerite Walker in 1985.
🎤 Read a book tagged "high school"
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus 10/12/2020
2. They found inspiration in New Edition's harmonies and routines, and eventually renamed the group "Boyz II Men", after one of New Edition's songs, "Boys to Men", from their 1988 album Heart Break.
🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title
The Seven Ravens by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Twelve Huntsman by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Four Clever Brothers by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020
The Three Languages by Jacob Grimm 09/21/2020

3. The delay before recording their own material and reported personality conflicts led founding member Marc Nelson to leave the group, making Boyz II Men into the quartet that found international fame: Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman.
🎤 Read a book with a character whose last name begins with M. Griffith and Ryan Martin
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery 10/07/2020

4. Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991 and was produced by Michael Bivins.
🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title
Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day 09/28/2020

5. Cooleyhighharmony achieved major success, eventually selling over nine million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1992 Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men were also nominated for Best New Artist, along with British singer-songwriter Seal, fellow R&B group Color Me Badd, as well as dance group C+C Music Factory, but the Grammy was awarded to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" were number 1 R&B hits and top five U.S. pop hits.
🎤 Read a book by a new to you author.
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer 9/26/2020
Date for Hire by Noelle Adams 9/21/2020
Sebastian: Alpha Security Romance by Sara Hazel 9/21/2020
Trapped In Paradise by Lizzy Grey 9/20/2020
The Flight by Charles N. Slayton 09/20/2020
Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley 09/16/2020
That Summer by Sarah Dessen 09/17/2020
Written by Seline Atwood by Zai Mades 09/21/2020

7. Full Circle became Boyz II Men's final album as a quartet, and their last effort to receive extensive promotion from a major record company. On January 30, 2003, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men due to chronic back problems resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS) and personal problems. Arista terminated Boyz II Men's contract on April 30, and the remaining three members took a temporary hiatus from the music industry.
🎤 Read a book where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.) Depression
Winter by Josh Lanyon 09/20/2020

10. On September 30, 2019, Boyz II Men announced their Asia Tour, which is slated to take place after returning from their US tour and residency in Las Vegas. They will be visiting cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Manila.
🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen 9/21/2020


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message 33: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Grace and Genevieve!


message 34: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 923 comments Finished!

Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
R&B: 6-10 tasks
10/10

TASKS:

1. 🎤 Read a book with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title. - Vacation Interrupted Allison Brennan - 10/10

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title - El Diablo II M. Robinson - 9/20

3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name. - Sophie - An Offer From a Gentleman Julia Quinn - 9/13

4. 🎤 Read a book with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year. - 2019 - Special Delivery Lauren Blakely - 9/14

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author - Declan Savannah Rylan - 9/22

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) - Pub June, 2017 - Lovely Little Liar J. Kenner - 9/7

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job - The Summer That Made Us Robyn Carr - 9/11

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character attends a cocktail party - The Deception Nikki Sloane - 10/6

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) - Pg 19 - the house on Hawthorne Street burned - Silenced Allison Brennan - 10/10

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names - Asking for Trouble Tessa Bailey - 9/17


message 35: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Karen!


Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 426 comments All done!

Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Level: Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
Completed: 12/12

TASKS:

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
First name starts with M: Maud - If You Love Me, I'm Yours by Lizzie Chantree - 21/9/20
First name starts with S: Souma - We just met and yet... we're engaged!?, Vol. 1 by Myu Kisaki - 19/20/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Published 2012: Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole - 15/9/20
Published 2017: The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter - 25/9/20

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
New author: The Garage by J. Dispenza - 15/9/20
New author: Can a Tree Be Blue? by Audrey Sauble - 16/9/20
New author: Writers in Lockdown: A collection of short stories by Faith Jones - 2/10/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 3 by Yayoi Ogawa - 30/9/20
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 4 by Yayoi Ogawa - 30/9/20
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 5 by Yayoi Ogawa - 1/10/20
Published in June 2019: You're My Pet Vol. 6 by Yayoi Ogawa - 1/10/20
Published in August 2014: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole - 19/10/20


message 37: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Kay!


message 38: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
FINISHED
Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
16/11-15 tasks

TASKS:

1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title
The Fifth Avenue Story Society Rachel Hauck 9/16/20

OR where someone sings a cover song.
Breakwater Bay Shelley Noble 9/22/20

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR
with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Samantha Fatal Identity Marie Force 9/25/20
Matthew Underneath It All Kate Canterbary 9/26/20
Nell Winter Wishes At Swallowtail Bay Katie Ginger 10/13/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title
Newport Dreams: A Breakwater Bay Novella Shelley Noble 9/22/20
A Newport Christmas Wedding Shelley Noble 9/24/20
The Cottages on Silver Beach RaeAnne Thayne 10/10/20
The Blue Bistro Elin Hilderbrand 10/18/20

with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
2019 Things You Save in a Fire Katherine Center 10/6/20

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author.
Stormsurge: A Small-Town, Contemporary Romance Novella Shawna Lynn Brooks 9/19/20
Lie to Me J.T. Ellison 10/19/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year)
June 10, 2017 Amnesia Cambria Hebert 10/12/20
OR with the word END or ROAD in the title
OR where a character reaches success in their career.
The Space Between Kate Canterbary 9/28/20

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job.
Best Day Ever Kaira Rouda 10/20/20

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Night Moves Heather Graham Pozzessere 10/9/20

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


message 39: by Frankie (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1845 comments Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Choose your level:
R&B: 6-10 tasks

10/6-10 Tasks Completed. Finish!!

TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
01.American Prince-Sierra Simone 9/25/20

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title.
02.One Day-David Nicholls 10/05/20

3. 🎤 Read a book with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
(Nixon Rivers)
03.Lock You Down-Jessica Gadziala 10/25/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
04.(2016)
Endurance-Georgia Cates 9/16/20

5.🎤 Read a book by a new to you author.
05.Katie Ashley-Vicious Cycle 9/23/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) and with the word END or ROAD in the title.
(June 2020)
06.Ruthless Princess-Rachel Van Dyken 9/24/20

07.Runaway Road-Devney Perry 9/23/20

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
(Cancer)
08.Until the Last Breath-Shanora Williams 10/29/20

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
09.Lorene Cary-Black Ice 9/30/20

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
10.Jessica Gadziala-The Client 10/21/20
American Prince (New Camelot Trilogy, #2) by Sierra Simone One Day by David Nicholls Lock You Down (Rivers Brothers, #2) by Jessica Gadziala Endurance (The Sin Trilogy, #4) by Georgia Cates Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle, #1) by Katie Ashley Ruthless Princess (Mafia Royals, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken Runaway Road (Runaway, #1) by Devney Perry Until the Last Breath by Shanora Williams Black Ice by Lorene Cary The Client by Jessica Gadziala


message 40: by Ferenc (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1609 comments Completed!

Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Goal: Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks
Done: 15

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
🎤 1. Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club - Book One by Ann Warner – 09/21/2020 - CAPA (in any order) in the title

🎤 2. Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Kick-Ass 3 by Mark Millar – 09/19/2020 - Number in the title
The Dreaming, Vol. 2 by Simon Spurrier – 09/26/2020 - Number in the title
Lucifer (2018-) Vol. 2: The Divine Tragedy by Dan Watters – 10/14/2020 - Number in the title
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – 10/16/2020 - Number in the title
The Dreaming (2018-) Vol. 3: One Magical Movement by Simon Spurrier – 10/23/2020 - Number in the title

🎤 3. Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name..
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – 10/02/2020 - Stella Lane - S

🎤 4. Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Ármány és kézfogó by Gyula Böszörményi – 20/09/2020 - Published 2016
Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer – 09/25/2020 - Published 2018

🎤 5. Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf – 09/24/2020 - New author
Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong – 09/28/2020 - New author

🎤 6. Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Open Roads by Zach Bohannon – 10/19/2020 - ROAD in the title

🎤 7. Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Csipkerózsikák by Stephen King & Owen King – 10/28/2020 - Don Peters gets fired.

🎤 10. Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz – 10/04/2020 - A S I A in author's name
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks – 10/08/2020 - A S I A in author's name


message 41: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Frankie and Ferenc!


message 42: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2646 comments Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15 - November 14, 2020

READ: 10/10

✔️1. The group, originally known as Unique Attraction, was started by friends Nathan Morris and Marc Nelson at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) along with fellow schoolmates George Baldi, Jon Shoats, and Marguerite Walker in 1985.
🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
Weddings from Hell - Maggie Shayne (one story in Phila) 10/31

✔️ 2. They found inspiration in New Edition's harmonies and routines, and eventually renamed the group "Boyz II Men", after one of New Edition's songs, "Boys to Men", from their 1988 album Heart Break.
🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Nine Lives - Sharon Sala 9/30

✔️ 3. The delay before recording their own material and reported personality conflicts led founding member Marc Nelson to leave the group, making Boyz II Men into the quartet that found international fame: Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman.
🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Grand Slam - J.T. Cheyanne (Spencer Hightower) 9/22

✔️ 4. Boyz II Men's first album, Cooleyhighharmony, was released on Motown in 1991 and was produced by Michael Bivins.
🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Charlie All Night - Jennifer Crusie (pub 1995) 10/12

✔️ 5. Cooleyhighharmony achieved major success, eventually selling over nine million copies and winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1992 Grammy Awards. Boyz II Men were also nominated for Best New Artist, along with British singer-songwriter Seal, fellow R&B group Color Me Badd, as well as dance group C+C Music Factory, but the Grammy was awarded to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" were number 1 R&B hits and top five U.S. pop hits.
🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
Unexpected Mates - Grace Brennan 9/26

✔️ 6. While touring during 1992, Boyz II Men returned briefly to the studio to record the single "End of the Road", co-written and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, for the soundtrack to Eddie Murphy's film Boomerang. This song, released as a single on June 30, 1992, became Boyz II Men's biggest hit. It reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 22, remaining there for a record-setting 13 weeks, until November 14, 1992. The success of "End of the Road" instantly transformed Boyz II Men from up-and-coming R&B stars into mainstream music celebrities.
🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Igniting Darkness - Robin LaFevers (pub Aug 4, 2020) 9/25

✔️7. Full Circle became Boyz II Men's final album as a quartet, and their last effort to receive extensive promotion from a major record company. On January 30, 2003, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men due to chronic back problems resulting from multiple sclerosis (MS) and personal problems. Arista terminated Boyz II Men's contract on April 30, and the remaining three members took a temporary hiatus from the music industry.
🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Hooked on a Phoenix - Ashlyn Chase (multiple sclerosis) 9/21

✔️8. Boyz II Men headlined a "Love Cruise" in honor of their 20th anniversary and in observance of Valentine's Day. The cruise took place February 11–14, 2011, and traveled from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas. Cruise passengers received a Boyz II Men welcome cocktail party, a concert performance by Boyz II Men, an additional fan appreciation concert by Boyz II Men, a photo session with Boyz II Men (in small groups), a formal prom night, a poker tournament, a deck party with Boyz II Men and a guest DJ, a singles mixer, a gift bag, and onboard drawings for other Boyz II Men events. Couples were able to renew their wedding vows in a special ceremony with Boyz II Men.
🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Firestorm Forever - Deborah Cooke 9/24

✔️9. On June 24, 2017, a section of Broad Street in Philadelphia, from Christian to Carpenter Streets, was renamed, “Boyz II Men Boulevard” by the city council. Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where the members of Boyz II Men were once students, is on this section of Broad Street.
🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
Nuts - Alice Clayton 10/14
(the grand homes on Main Street), p29

✔️10. On September 30, 2019, Boyz II Men announced their Asia Tour, which is slated to take place after returning from their US tour and residency in Las Vegas. They will be visiting cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Manila.
🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
Intimate Beings - Jessica Barksdale Inclan 10/23

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 43: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Barbara!


message 44: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jvblazejak) | 371 comments ✅Done!!!✅ 11/15


Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


Choose your level:
A cappella: 2-5 tasks
R&B: 6-10 tasks
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
🎤1. Tagged "high school": When You Were Everything★★★★ 17 October
🎤2. A number (of any kind) in the title: The Woman in Cabin 10 ★★★ 10 October
🎤3. A character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W: ~Nina~ What Girls Are Made Of ★★★★ 26 September
🎤4. 1 or 9 in the publication year: ~2019~ The Fountains of Silence ★★★★ 5 October
🎤5. A new to you author: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade ★★ 19 September
🎤How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry ★★★★ 27 September
🎤6. Published in June or August (of any year): ~June 2020~ The Vanishing Half ★★★★ 22 September &
🎤~August 2019~Things You Save in a Fire ★★★ 23 October
🎤7. A character gets fired from their job:My Dark Vanessa ★★★ 21 October
🎤8. Character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal: Out of the Easy ★★★ 21 October

9. Street sign on the cover OR street name found in the text OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly:

🎤10. ASIA in the author's name: Neverworld Wake by mArIShA pessl ★★★★ 10 October

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Books Read:
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) by Stacey Kade How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl


message 45: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
WOOHOO Jessica!


message 46: by Lex (new)

Lex (lexi_liese) | 396 comments Finished!

Musical Group: Boyz II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

Completed: 15/15

1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.


2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates - Completed: 10/20/2020 (Someone Sings a Cover Song)
pg. 545 "How Cherie ended up age thirty in a tavern in Arizona singing "Old Black Magic" off-key to drunken cowboys who didn't listen to her, who knows!"

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult - Completed: 10/27/2020 (Sarah Fisher)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins - Completed: 10/27/2020 (Coriolanus Snow)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - Completed: 10/31/2020 (Sara Fitzgerald)

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi - Completed: 11/2/2020 (Published 2019)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Completed: 11/7/2020 (Published 1985)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia - Completed: 11/8/2020 (Published 2009)

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore - Completed: 10/31/2020 (New to me author)
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - Completed: 11/11/2020 (New to me author)

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls - Completed: 10/19/2020 (Originally Published: June 11, 2013)

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue - Completed: 11/6/2020 (Character gets fired)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Completed: 11/12/2020 (Character gets fired)

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams - Completed: 10/21/2020 (Photo Taken with Famous Person)

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb - Completed: 10/24/2020, (Street Name Found in Text) loc. 3527 "First Manhattan, on Madison"

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan - Completed: 11/10/2020 (Singapore)


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Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: Sept. 15th, 2020 - Nov. 14th, 2020


Choose your level:
A cappella: 2-5 tasks
R&B: 6-10 tasks
Hip Hop: 11-15 tasks

26/15


TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer - Oct. 14th
Tagged high school

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones - Sept. 16th
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - Sept. 28th
Character sings a cover song.
The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire by Greg Rucka - Oct. 5th
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones - Nov. 11th

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 15th
Sean Evans
Sweep with Me by Ilona Andrews - Oct. 6th
Sean Evans
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer - Nov. 5th
Quartet

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 17th
Published in 2015

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies by Dawn Raffel - Sept. 15th
New to me author.
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane - Oct. 29th
New to me author
When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains by Ariana Neumann - Nov. 2nd
New to me author

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis - Sept. 19th
Published June 18th, 2019
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis - Oct. 2nd
Published June 20th, 2017
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter - Oct. 5th
Career success
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer - Oct. 27th
Published Aug. 7th, 2007

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.)
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury - Sept. 18th
Hemophilia
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman - Sept. 20th
Character is fired

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 27th
Cocktail party
Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of the Epic Series by James Hibberd - Oct. 11th
Photos with celebrities
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - Oct. 17th
Prom
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz - Nov. 10th
Photo with Stuart McLean

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews - Sept. 21st
"Camelot Road shot off Park Street" @ 2%

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - Sept. 30th
Las Vegas
A Killing Frost by Seanan McGuire - Oct. 4th
ASIA in author's name
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - Oct. 15th
Las Vegas


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Musical Group: Boys II Men
Duration: September 15, 2020 - November 14, 2020


R&B: 6-10 tasks

9/10

TASKS:
1. 🎤 Read a book set in Philadelphia OR tagged "high school" OR with the letters CAPA (in any order) in the title.
Kickbacks, Kayaks & Kidnapping Tonya Kappes 10/7/20

2. 🎤 Read a book with a number (of any kind) in the title OR where someone sings a cover song. (Can be as easy as a character singing karaoke.)
One-One Potato, Two Potato, Dead Lynn Cahoon 11/2/20

3. 🎤 Read a book from a quartet OR with a character whose first or last name begins with M, N, S or W. Tell us their name.
Mae West (Not the actress) Hitches, Hideouts & Homicides Tonya Kappes 9/15/20

4. 🎤 Read a book with a place name in the title OR with a 1 or 9 in the publication year. Tell us the year.
2019-Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis Tonya Kappes 9/16/20

5. 🎤 Read a book by a new to you author OR a Series/TBR #9.
#9 Camper & Criminals-Valleys, Vehicles & Victims Tonya Kappes 9/18/20

6. 🎤 Read a book published in June or August (of any year) OR with the word END or ROAD in the title OR where a character reaches success in their career.
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard Ellen Byron 9/17/20

7. 🎤 Read a book where a character gets fired from their job OR where a character suffers from a debilitating disease. (Tell us the disease.) Liver cancer, Doris' husband Little Bookshop of Murder Maggie Blackburn 9/25/20

8. 🎤 Read a book where a character goes on a cruise, attends a cocktail party, concert, photo session, prom, poker tournament, singles mixer or vow renewal OR gets a photo taken with a famous person (real or fictional).
Sandra took a selfie with a Broadway actress-Murder at the PTA Lee Hollis 9/27/20

9. 🎤 Read a book with a street sign on the cover (post cover) OR with a street name found in the text (Post loc and partial sentence.) OR by an author who is from/lives in Philly.
Center Street-Loc 282 “…both ends of the section of Center Street that ran…” For Whom the Book Tolls Laura Gail Black 9/19/20

10. 🎤 Read a book where you find the letters ASIA in the author's names OR where a character visits Las Vegas, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore or Manila.


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