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message 1: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Oct 21, 2020 04:11PM) (new)

MountainKat | 22505 comments The Amazing Race Team Challenge - Round 2
September 13, 2020 through November 8, 2020
It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon!

Team 11:

AliciaJ
Laura
Megan


message 2: by MountainKat, Moderator (last edited Nov 09, 2020 02:14PM) (new)

MountainKat | 22505 comments The Amazing Race Team Challenge - Round 2
September 13, 2020 through November 8, 2020
It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon!

Tracking :

Task 1 - 0. As a team select your favorite month of 2019 (because 2020 basically SUCKS!) and each player reads a book initially published in that month. No pass for this task. 9.13.2020 - 9.14.2020
Task 2 - 3. Each player reads a book by a new to you author - no pass for this task. 9.15.2020 - 9.17.2020
Task 3 - 12. Read a book recommended to you by a teammate - no pass for this task. 9.17.2020 - 9.18.2020
Task 4 - 17. Read 4 3 books written by a male author. 9.19.2020 - 9.21.2020
Task 5 - 23. Each teammate reads a book that has been read by one of the RRRC moderators. No pass for this task. 9.21.2020 - 9.22.2020
Task 6 - 37. Read 6 5 books set in the US. 9.23.2020 - 9.24.2020
Task 7 - 39. Read 6 5 books set outside of the US. 9.25.2020 - 9.28.2020
Task 8 - 48. Read 6 5 books featuring cowboys. 9.28.2020 - 9.30.2020
Task 9 - 54. Read 6 5 books set on a beach or in the mountains, teams decide which. 9.30.2020 - 10.1.2020
Task 10 - 46. Read over 1000 850 pages in books written by duo authors. 10.2.2020 - 10.2.2020
Task 11 - 32. Read 6 5 books with over 2500 ratings. 10.4.2020 - 10.5.2020
Task 12 - 25. Read 4 3 books by one of the 2020 FACs. 10.6.2020 - 10.7.2020
Task 13 - 53. Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised in, currently live in - all work), teams decide. No pass for this task. 10.8.2020 - 10.9.2020
Task 14 - 33. Read 6 5 books in the same sub-genre, teams decide. 10.10.2020 - 10.12.2020
Task 15 - 94. Read 6 5 books published in sequential years, teams decide years. 10.12.2020 - 10.14.2020
Task 16 - 47. Read 6 5 books set in a major city. 10.14.2020 - 10.16.2020
Task 17 - 51. Each teammate reads a different book by the same author, no pass for this task. 10.16.2020 - 10.18.2020
Task 18 - 11. Read 4 3 books in continuing series, one that has not been completely published. 10.18 - 20.2020
Task 19 - 83. Read 8 6 books with a white flower/s on the cover. 10.20.2020 - 10.22.2020
Task 20 - 85. Each teammate reads a debut book by an author. No pass for this task. 10.22.2020 - 10.23.2020
Task 21 - 99. Each teammate lists 5 favorite books. Select books from 2 different teammates and read them. 10.24.2020 - 10.25.2020
Task 22 -109. Read 6 5 books with or without facial hair on a male cover model. Teams decide. 10.26.2020 - 10.27.2020
Task 23 - 79. Read 6 5 books that have the same romance trope, teams decide which trope. 10.28.2020 - 10.29.2020
Task 24 - 72. Read 4 books published in the decade of a teammate's birth, team decides which teammate. 10.30.2020 - 10.31.2020
Task 25 - 58. Read 6 5 books published in the year one of the teammates joined RRRC, teams decide which teammate. 11.1.2020 - 11.3.2020
Task 26 - 78. Read 6 5 books with alliteration in the title or author's name. 11.3.2020 - 11.5.2020
Task 27 - 102. Read 8 6 book published in odd months and odd years. 11.5.2020 - 11.6.2020
Task 28 - Read a book written by an authors whose initials are both in the first half of the alphabet (A-M) or both in the second half of the alphabet (N-Z). No pass for this task. 11.7.2020 - 11.8.2020 6793 p. adjusted (5095 p.)


message 3: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 22505 comments Information required when posting your completion/s:

Task
Book/cover link
Page numbers with source
How book qualified, with links or cover as necessary.
Date Completed.
Rating/Review.

There is a 150 page minimum for books, rereads and audios ok. Books may only be used once per player during the challenge. Players may read the same book for a task unless otherwise specified. Books do not have to be romance, but must be fiction.

**For this challenge, use the GR Kindle first edition page count if available. Ebook page count will be acceptable if no Kindle page count available. The acceptability of other page counts will be made on an individual basis**

Please note that a rating is now required in your completion posts! A small review is also welcome. 😊


message 4: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 22505 comments I think most of you know each other, at least a little, but feel free to introduce yourself again. Please give any relevant information, especially time zone as that helps know when it is best to communicate. 😊

Please select a team leader to help keep track of where your team is in any given task. And as necessary guide discussions for task decisions. Any teammate can report your completions though.

Remember, it is the team's responsibility to notify the host (me) if a teammate fails to complete the task in a timely manner or otherwise goes missing! I am not checking all the team threads regularly to notice and may only check when notified a task is complete.

PS - If you want to be known as anything other than Team 11, you are free to come up with a team name. 😉


message 5: by Laura (last edited Nov 06, 2020 12:55PM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments team tracking
Task 27
[102. Read 6 book published in odd months and odd years]

✓Laura| All the Way|completion post
✓Megan|Ghost| completion post
✓Megan|Fury Godmother| completion post
✓Megan| Ghostly Interests|completion post
✓Alicia| Order|completion post
✓Alicia| Rewind | completion post

Task 26
[78. Read 5 books with alliteration in the title or author's name.]

✓Laura| Hanover House| completion post
✓Laura| Fiance by Friday|completion post
✓Laura| Going Once completion post
✓Megan| Witch Way to Spellbinder Bay|completion post
✓Alicia| Nautical |completion post

Task 25
[58. Read 5 books published in the year one of the teammates joined RRRC, teams decide which teammate.]
- Megan joined RRRC in 2020

✓Laura| Thick as Thieves |completion post
✓Laura| The Player Next Door | completion post
✓Megan| Midnight Magic| completion post
✓Alica | Spooky Business|completion post
✓Alicia| Marked By Death | completion post

Task 24
[72. Read 4 3 books published in the decade of a teammate's birth, team decides which teammate.]
90's- Megan's birth decade

✓Laura| Accidental Baby| completion post
✓Megan| Accidental Baby| completion post
✓Alicia| Mackenzie's Mission | completion post

Task 23
[79. Read 5 books that have the same romance trope, teams decide which trope]
-employee/boss

✓Laura| Her Irish Boss| completion post
✓Laura| Boss I love to Hate: An Office Romance |completion post
✓Megan| The Billionaire Boss Next Door |completion post
✓Megan|CEO Daddy| completion post
✓Alicia| Rule Breaker |completion post

Task 22
[109. Read 6 5 books with or without facial hair on a male cover model. Teams decide]
-facial hair

✓Laura| The Gravity of Us |completion post
✓Laura| The Air He Breathes |completion post
✓Megan| Gunner |competion post
✓Megan| When Angels Seek Chaos |completion post
✓Alicia| Mr. Perfect | completion post


message 6: by Laura (last edited Oct 27, 2020 07:58AM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments .


message 7: by Laura (last edited Oct 27, 2020 07:54AM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Task 21
[ 99. Each teammate lists 5 favorite books. Select books from 2 different teammates and read them.]

✓Laura | Not Quite Dating |completion post
✓Laura| The Game Plan |completion post
✓Megan| Dreaming of You | completion post
✓Megan | Jersey Six | completion post
✓Alicia | Heart Bones | completion post
✓Alicia| Wrong Number, Right Guy| completion post

Task 20
[85. Each teammate reads a debut book by an author. No pass for this task.]

✓Laura| Sweet Addiction | completion post
✓Megan|Room For You | completion post
✓Alicia | Room For You | completion post

Task 19
[83. Read 6 books with a white flower/s on the cover.]

✓Laura | Taken by Tuesday| completion post
✓Laura | Married By Monday | completion post
✓Megan |The Billionaire's Secrets| completion post
✓Megan| Gardenias and a Grave Mistake | completion post
✓Alicia| Loving Julia| completion post
✓Alicia| Married by Morning |completion post

Task 18
[11. Read 3 books in continuing series, one that has not been completely published]

✓Laura| Stalked |completion post
✓Megan| The Tracker Hive Academy: Year Three | completion post
✓Alicia| Blood Trade |completion post

Task 17
[ 51. Each teammate reads a different book by the same author, no pass for this task.]
author- Nadia Lee
✓Laura|That Man Next Door | completion post
✓Megan| Stealing the Bride |completion post
✓Alicia| Marrying My Billionaire Boss |completion post

Task 16
[47. Read 6 5 books set in a major city.]

✓Laura| Heart of Iron | completion post
✓Laura | Slave to Sensation | completion post
✓Megan| Murphy| completion post
✓Megan| Breakout| completion post
✓Alicia| Innocent in Death | completion post

Task 15
[94. Read 5 books published in sequential years, teams decide years.]
2016-2020
2016- Laura
2017-Alicia
2018-Alicia
2019-Megan
2020-Laura

✓Laura| Every Step She Takes | completion post
✓Laura| Hawke | completion post
✓Megan| One Hundred Ways | completion post
✓Alicia| Contour| completion post
✓Alicia| In the Shadows |completion post

Task 14
[33. Read 5 books in the same sub-genre, teams decide.]
sub genre=contemporary romance

✓Laura| One Hundred Excuses| completion post
✓Laura| Tempting| completion post
✓Megan| The Real Deal |completion post
✓Megan| The Wild One | completion post
✓Megan | A Ruthless Proposition | completion post
✓Alicia| pass

Task 13
[53. Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised in, currently live in - all work), teams decide. No pass for this task.]
Megan's hometown- London

✓Laura|Kiss of Steel | completion post
✓Megan| To Have and Hate | completion post
✓Alicia| The Princess Plan |completion post


message 8: by Laura (last edited Oct 27, 2020 07:47AM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Task 12
[25. Read 4 3 books by one of the 2020 FACs]
✓Laura| Shadows in Death | completion post
✓Megan| Dirty Billionaire |completion post
✓Alicia| Lies & Lullabies | completion post

Task 11
[32. Read 5 books with over 2500 ratings.]
✓Laura| If I Should Die | completion post
✓Megan | Wicked Beautiful |completion post
✓Megan| Four Weeks Till Forever | completion post
✓Megan| Enamored |completion post
✓Alicia| When Strangers Marry | completion post

Task 10
[46. Read over 850 pages in books written by duo authors.]
✓Laura| Dirty Letters |completion post
✓Megan| Wick | completion post
✓Alicia| Charming Like Us| completion post
294+503+209=1006 pages

Task 9
[54. Read 5 books set on a beach or in the mountains, teams decide which]
mountains

✓Laura| Rocky Mountain Heat |completion post
✓Megan| Tarian Outcast | completion post
✓Megan| Deliciously Mated| completion post
✓Megan| Ouachita Mated |completion post
✓Alicia| Mackenzie's Mountain |completion post

Task 8
[48. Read 5 books featuring cowboys.]

✓Laura| The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride| completion post
✓Megan| Abigail's Adventure| completion post
✓Megan| Closer to You| completion post
✓Alicia| Catch and Release | completion post
✓Alicia| Wrapped and Strapped| completion post

Task 7
[39. Read 5 books set outside of the US.]

✓Laura| Just For Now| completion post
✓Laura| Desire| completion post
✓Laura| Hide Your Heart |completion post
Megan| pass
✓Alicia| Murder in all Honour| completion post
✓Alicia| Of Silk and Steam|completion post

Task 6
[37. Read 5 books set in the US.]

✓Laura| Irresistible| Completion post
✓Laura| Room for More | completion post
✓Megan| Taken Home | completion post
✓Alicia| Emerald Blaze| completion post
✓Alicia| | Common Goal|completion post

Task 5
[23. Each teammate reads a book that has been read by one of the RRRC moderators. No pass for this task]

✓Laura| Dirty English| completion post
✓Megan| The Billionaire Takes All| completion post
✓Alicia| Crave the Night| completion post

Task 4
[17. Read 4 3 books written by a male author.]

✓Laura|A Noise Downstairs | Completion post
✓Megan| Hunt The Lion| completion post
✓Alicia|Tracker Hacker| completion post

Task 3
[12. Read a book recommended to you by a teammate - no pass for this task.]

✓Laura |Fool Me Once|completion post
✓Megan| Be the Girl|completion post
✓Alicia| Mean Streak| completion post

Task 2
[3. Each player reads a book by a new to you author - no pass for this task.]

✓Laura| Wife by Wednesday | Completion post
✓Megan| Choose Me| alternate title -Ms. Lawyer| Completion post
✓Alicia| Not Quite Dating| Completion Post

Task 1
[0- As a team select your favorite month of 2019 (because 2020 basically SUCKS!) and each player reads a book initially published in that month. No pass for this task.]
Month: July 2019

✓Laura| All It Takes| Completion Post
✓Megan| Kale| Completion Post
✓Alicia| Black Sky Morning |Completion post
✓Aiswrya| One Fine Duke| Completion Post


message 9: by Laura (last edited Sep 12, 2020 06:46AM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments task list though it can and will change

(view spoiler)


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Hi everyone! I have been waiting for this challenge since last round when MKat said she would host again. I grabbed some posts to track but if anyone else would like to that would be okay with me.

Maybe I’ll do a quickie introduction. I’m in Canada, east coast. Small town. I love going into the city but enjoy my small town. I love hiking, kayaking, badminton and bowling and of course reading. Both my badminton play and bowling league are delayed starts due to COVID-19.
I read a variety of genres and can’t nail down a favourite as it often depends on my mood. I’m a moody reader and may change my books a few times. I’m happy to play with you all again.

Are we going with Kendall Ryan for task 1?


message 11: by Laura (last edited Oct 25, 2020 04:49PM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments A little more planning... please give your preference for the following tasks. ( and then anyone feel free to continue with it as it’s currently 1:49 am here for me)
#1- Each player reads a book by the same author, teams decide author - no pass for this task.
all- Kendall Ryan

# 9- read a book in the same series
Psy-changeling series by Nalini Singh

#12 -Read a book recommended to you by a teammate - no pass for this task
Alicia's Amazing Race Recs
Laura's recommendations
#27- read a minimum of 750 pages in books published prior to 2018. Team picks year
-2017

#29- read over 750 pages in books about the same profession
-athlete

#33- sub- genre
-contemporary

#47- 6 books set in a major city
- New York

#49- each teammate reads a book published in the same month and year
-December 2015

#50- 6 books set in the same location
-New York

51. Different book by the same author
-Nadia Lee

#52- color cover
-black

#53- Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised in, currently live in - all work), teams decide. No pass for this task.
-London

#54. Read 6 books set on a beach or in the mountains, teams decide which.
-mountains
list is here

#55. Read 6 books set in the same country outside the US, teams decide country.
-England

56. As a team, pick a list with over 100 romance books on it, each member reads a book from that list. No pass for this task.
Best Romance Books Ever

58. Read 6 books published in the year one of the teammates joined RRRC, teams decide which teammate.
-2018

64. Read 6 books not set on a continent of a teammate. Space does not count - must be a real continent.
-Australia

70. Read a minimum of 1200 pages in books of the same sub-genre, but by different authors.
-fantasy

task 71. Pick another team and each member reads one book that was read by a member for this challenge.

72. Read 4 books published in the decade of a teammate's birth, team decides which teammate.
Laura: 70's
Alicia: 60's
Megan: 90's
-90's

73. Read a minimum of 1500 pages in books by the same author, teams decide author.
-Catherine Bybee

74. Read 6 books published in a teammates' birth month, you may not use your own month
Laura - December
Megan: March
Alicia: June

75. Read over 1000 pages in books that start with the same letter (no articles), teams decide letter.
-whoever sees it picks ( no x, q, z)

76. Read 6 books with a specific item on the cover, team selects item.
-naked chest

79. Read 6 books that have the same romance trope, teams decide which trope.
-boss/employee

82. Each teammate reads a different book from the same series.
Lisa Kleypas' Hathaway series?

84. Pick a category from the current RRRC Monthly Challenge and read 6 books for that category.

88. Read 6 books with a boat, plane, car or motorcycle on the cover, teams decide which.
-car
list is HERE

90. Each member reads a book published in sequential months, i.e. June, July, August and September 2019. Teams decide which months. No pass for this task
Megan: November
L & A no preference

91. Add up the years of the teammates' births and each teammate reads a book with that minimum number of pages. For example, teammates were born in 75, 83, 87 and 94 - each teammate reads a book at least 339 pages long. No pass for this task.
77+67+93=237
book must be at least 237 pages

92. Read over 1500 pages in books set in the future or the past - teams decide.
- past

93. As a team, pick a Romance List from GR Listopia with less than 100 books on it, each teammate reads a book from that list. No pass for this task.
Best Romance Books 2000-2020

94. Read 6 books published in sequential years, teams decide years

2014-2020
Megan: 2019

95. As a team, select an animal. Read 8 books tagged with that animal.
-wolf

96. Read a minimum of 1200 pages with the sun or the moon on the cover, teams decide which.
-moon

99. Each teammate lists 5 favorite books. Select books from 2 different teammates and read them.
Laura's 5 favorite books
Undeniably You by Jewel E. Ann Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover The Other Side by Kim Holden Jersey Six by Jewel E. Ann Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok
Alicia's 5 favorite books:
Oz (Finding Home, #1) by Lily Morton Dreaming of You (The Gamblers of Craven's, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts The Game Plan (Game On, #3) by Kristen Callihan Him (Him, #1) by Sarina Bowen
Megan's 5 favorites:
Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1) by Elle Casey Not Quite Dating (Not Quite, #1) by Catherine Bybee The Perfect Lady by Deborah Wilson The CEO Buys In (Wager of Hearts, #1) by Nancy Herkness Turbulent Intentions (Billionaire Aviators, #1) by Melody Anne
105. Each teammate lists two favorite authors. Select books written by the authors on two different teammate's list and read books by those authors.


message 12: by Laura (last edited Sep 11, 2020 09:50PM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Team name suggestion?

I’m off for the night!


message 13: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Hi everyone! I'm Aiswrya (Aish-war-ya) I live in New Jersey. So, Eastern Time. This is my second time playing this challenge and I'm so excited! I'm playing two other team challenges at the moment, so I'm going to multi-task as much as I can ;-)

I mostly read romances, almost all tropes under romance. I read the occasional adventure novel, maybe some light mysteries and suspense. I stay clear of horror and pysch-thrillers. I'm also a moody reader, so I'd love it if we could make very broad selections for tasks that requires all of us to read a common theme :)

I do love a chatty team, so I might ramble a lot :P I love that Kat has a review requirement in the completion posts now. Would love to hear your thoughts on the books :) Okay, I'll stop now. Happy weekend everyone!


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments The rating is new this time around too:-) Hi Aiswrya!


message 15: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments These are all the tasks we have to agree on as a team:
Author
1. Each player reads a book by the same author, teams decide author - no pass for this task.
51. Each teammate reads a different book by the same author, no pass for this task.
73. Read a minimum of 1500 pages in books by the same author, teams decide author.

Sub-genres, genres, tropes:
33. Read 6 books in the same sub-genre, teams decide.
70. Read a minimum of 1200 pages in books of the same sub-genre, but by different authors.
79. Read 6 books that have the same romance trope, teams decide which trope.

Lists:
56. As a team, pick a list with over 100 romance books on it, each member reads a book from that list. No pass for this task.
93. As a team, pick a Romance List from GR Listopia with less than 100 books on it, each teammate reads a book from that list. No pass for this task.

Series
9. Each player reads a book in the same series, teams decide. No pass for this task.
82. Each teammate reads a different book from the same series.

Recs by teammates
12. Read a book recommended to you by a teammate - no pass for this task.
99. Each teammate lists 5 favorite books. Select books from 2 different teammates and read them.

Teammate details:
53. Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised in, currently live in - all work), teams decide. No pass for this task.
58. Read 6 books published in the year one of the teammates joined RRRC, teams decide which teammate.
72. Read 4 books published in the decade of a teammate's birth, team decides which teammate.
74. Read 6 books published in a teammates' birth month, you may not use your own month.
91. Add up the years of the teammates' births and each teammate reads a book with that minimum number of pages. For example, teammates were born in 75, 83, 87 and 94 - each teammate reads a book at least 339 pages long. No pass for this task.

Random stuff
27. Read a minimum of 750 pages in books published in any one year prior to 2018, team picks the year.
29. Read over 750 pages in books about the same profession, teams decide which profession.
49. Each teammate reads a book published in the same month and year, teams decide. No pass for this task.
50. Read 6 books set in the same location, teams decide the location.
52. Read 6 books with the same color cover, teams decide color.
54. Read 6 books set on a beach or in the mountains, teams decide which.
55. Read 6 books set in the same country outside the US, teams decide country.
75. Read over 1000 pages in books that start with the same letter (no articles), teams decide letter.
76. Read 6 books with a specific item on the cover, team selects item.
88. Read 6 books with a boat, plane, car or motorcycle on the cover, teams decide which.
90. Each member reads a book published in sequential months, i.e. June, July, August and September 2019. Teams decide which months. No pass for this task.
92. Read over 1500 pages in books set in the future or the past - teams decide.
94. Read 6 books published in sequential years, teams decide years.
95. As a team, select an animal. Read 8 books tagged with that animal.
96. Read a minimum of 1200 pages with the sun or the moon on the cover, teams decide which.


message 16: by Aiswrya (last edited Sep 12, 2020 07:47AM) (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Okay my choices:
Author - Kendall Ryan works for the first task. My other choices are Nalini Singh and Nora Roberts.
1. Each player reads a book by the same author, teams decide author - no pass for this task.
51. Each teammate reads a different book by the same author, no pass for this task.
73. Read a minimum of 1500 pages in books by the same author, teams decide author.

Sub-genres, genres, tropes: My picks are contemporary, historical, fantasy
33. Read 6 books in the same sub-genre, teams decide
70. Read a minimum of 1200 pages in books of the same sub-genre, but by different authors.
79. Read 6 books that have the same romance trope, teams decide which trope.

Lists:
56. As a team, pick a list with over 100 romance books on it, each member reads a book from that list. No pass for this task - Best Romance Books Ever
93. As a team, pick a Romance List from GR Listopia with less than 100 books on it, each teammate reads a book from that list. No pass for this task.

Series: I like Laura's suggestions - Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh or any Jill Shalvis. Both are my favorites!
9. Each player reads a book in the same series, teams decide. No pass for this task.
82. Each teammate reads a different book from the same series.

Recs by teammates
12. Read a book recommended to you by a teammate - no pass for this task: My recommendations shelf
99. Each teammate lists 5 favorite books. Select books from 2 different teammates and read them: I have so many favorites, but here are a few -
The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1) by Courtney Milan , A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas , The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune , Kulti by Mariana Zapata , Rhapsodic (The Bargainer, #1) by Laura Thalassa

Teammate details:
53. Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised in, currently live in - all work), teams decide. No pass for this task: New York City for me
58. Read 6 books published in the year one of the teammates joined RRRC, teams decide which teammate - I joined in 2020
72. Read 4 books published in the decade of a teammate's birth, team decides which teammate: My birth decade is 1990
74. Read 6 books published in a teammates' birth month, you may not use your own month - December
91. Add up the years of the teammates' births and each teammate reads a book with that minimum number of pages. For example, teammates were born in 75, 83, 87 and 94 - each teammate reads a book at least 339 pages long. No pass for this task - I was born in 92

Random stuff
27. Read a minimum of 750 pages in books published in any one year prior to 2018, team picks the year - I honestly have no preference. But I would say something in the more recent times. 2015?
29. Read over 750 pages in books about the same profession, teams decide which profession - I'm okay with whatever the majority is
49. Each teammate reads a book published in the same month and year, teams decide. No pass for this task - again, I'm cool with the majority. But if everyone feels the same way (LOL), I'm going to randomly pick Dec 2015
50. Read 6 books set in the same location, teams decide the location - there are tons of romances set in California, NYC, Vegas. Pick one of these? Since it says location, I think we can even pick broader locations like countries :)
52. Read 6 books with the same color cover, teams decide color - Any color works, though black will probably be easiest to come by
54. Read 6 books set on a beach or in the mountains, teams decide which - mountains would be my pick
55. Read 6 books set in the same country outside the US, teams decide country - Britain would be the easiest to find books for!
75. Read over 1000 pages in books that start with the same letter (no articles), teams decide letter. - Ha I'm indifferent. I'm okay with whatever everyone decides
76. Read 6 books with a specific item on the cover, team selects item - this link is very helpful for cover challenges: https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/cover
88. Read 6 books with a boat, plane, car or motorcycle on the cover, teams decide which. - I think boat is the easiest to come by
90. Each member reads a book published in sequential months, i.e. June, July, August and September 2019. Teams decide which months. No pass for this task - I can't imagine anyone having a preference here - I'm going to pick Dec, though I'm flexible
92. Read over 1500 pages in books set in the future or the past - teams decide - past? Future would turn into too much scifi
94. Read 6 books published in sequential years, teams decide years - again, no preference.
95. As a team, select an animal. Read 8 books tagged with that animal. - wolves will be the easiest choice since we can then read any wolf shifter romance (though this is my least favorite PNR trope!)
96. Read a minimum of 1200 pages with the sun or the moon on the cover, teams decide which - moon? Reminds of sleeping :P


message 17: by Aiswrya (last edited Sep 12, 2020 07:43AM) (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Laura wrote: "continuing discussion with tasks
#52- color cover

blue, black
I can probably find a book for most colors

#53- Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised ..."


Oooh I like naked chest! That would be very easy!

Australia works for continent

Athlete for profession is a good pick!


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Aiswrya | 1660 comments I'm awful at coming up with team names. I'm hoping at least one of you is more creative than I am!


message 19: by Megan (new)

Megan | 600 comments Hello hello!

Just checking in, I've been moving my friend out of her house all day. Literally haven't stopped or eaten all day. Its just 6pm and I'm finally home, we started at 9am.

I'll try and do my preferences tomorrow or later this evening, my hands and head hurt too much!! But maybe after some dinner and rest I'll be able to think better!!

Mini Intro: I'm from the UK so currently on BST time. First time playing this challenge but very excited to give this a go. I'm a huge romance reader even if I stray its usually always paranormal/fantasy and romance. Oh I do read cosy mysteries from time to time.

Personally for first task I'm happy with Kendall Ryan.


message 20: by Laura (last edited Sep 12, 2020 10:18AM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments I moved the tasks from post 15 ( and my answers) -which I deleted and added them to post 11. I 've included Aiswrya's preferences too and I 'll add Megan & Alicia's once they chime in.

I found last round if you can get some of the decisions made prior to the task being announced you don't have to spend half a day or more waiting for someone to chime in especially as Megan is in the UK.


message 21: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Maybe this will spark some discussion for a team name:

Rainbow Warriors
Book Babes
Flashlight Readers
Circle of Friends
Cover to Cover


message 22: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Megan wrote: "Hello hello!

Just checking in, I've been moving my friend out of her house all day. Literally haven't stopped or eaten all day. Its just 6pm and I'm finally home, we started at 9am.

I'll try and..."


Hi ya, Megan!
Sounds like an exhausting day. Hopefully, the move went smoothly and your friend will be all settled in shortly.


message 23: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Hey Megan! Nice to meet you!

Laura, thanks for putting the choices together. And I love Book Babes!


message 24: by AliciaJ (last edited Sep 12, 2020 04:49PM) (new)

AliciaJ | 1394 comments Hi all, I just got off work and wanted to pop in and see what's happening 😊

Let's see, I'm in the Pacific Northwest, up by the Oregon border, but still in California (PST time zone). We are currently being ravaged by wildfires all around us, but so far my area is still safe. We've got smoke everywhere, but no fires yet thank god.

I love the names you put out there Laura! All of them are great, but I really like Rainbow Warriors and Book Babes.

As far as reading, I'm a slut basically LOL. I'll read just about anything, even some horror if it's done right. Mostly though, I'm a romance nut, in all of its various sub-genres. I also love mysteries and fantasy.

I'm also fine with Kendall Ryan as the author we all read.

I'm going to write up all of my preferences and make a recommendation shelf like Aiswrya did. I'll make a separate post for all of it.


message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Hi Alicia!


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Aiswrya | 1660 comments Hi Alicia!


message 27: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Double whammy welcome!


message 28: by AliciaJ (last edited Sep 12, 2020 07:11PM) (new)

AliciaJ | 1394 comments # 9- read a book in the same series:
Guild Hunters, Psy-changeling, Hidden Legacy, In Death,

#12 -Read a book recommended to you by a teammate - no pass for this task:
Amazing Race Recs

#27- read a minimum of 750 pages in books published prior to 2018. Team picks year
2017

#29- read over 750 pages in books about the same profession:
Athlete, fireman, cop, musician, artist, military

#33- sub- genre:
Contemporary, paranormal, historical, futuristic

#47- 6 books set in a major city:
New York or London

#49- each teammate reads a book published in the same month and year:
No preference

#50- 6 books set in the same location
Australia, England, U.S.

51. Different book by the same author:
Kendall Ryan

#52- color cover:
Black, blue--I don't really have a preference, but I think these two are pretty common

#53- Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised in, currently live in - all work)
I don't know of any books set in my hometown - we're super small. But I did live in Sacramento for a few years as a teenager.

#54- 54. Read 6 books set on a beach or in the mountains:
Mountains

#55. Read 6 books set in the same country outside the US:
England, Australia, France


56. As a team, pick a list with over 100 romance books on it, each member reads a book from that list.
1. Best Paranormal Romance Series
2. College Romance

58. Read 6 books published in the year one of the teammates joined RRRC, teams decide which teammate.
2018

64. Read 6 books not set on a continent of a teammate. Space does not count - must be a real continent.
I live in the U.S

70. Read a minimum of 1200 pages in books of the same sub-genre, but by different authors.
PNR is my favorite, but I'm good with Contemporary or Historical too.

72. Read 4 books published in the decade of a teammate's birth, team decides which teammate.
60's (holy cow, I feel old)

73. Read a minimum of 1500 pages in books by the same author, teams decide author.
Are we using Kendall Ryan again for this one? Or can we pick someone else? If so, I choose Nalini Singh or JD Robb.

74. Read 6 books published in a teammates' birth month, you may not use your own month:
My birthday is in June

75. Read over 1000 pages in books that start with the same letter (no articles), teams decide letter.
I'm good with any letter

76. Read 6 books with a specific item on the cover, team selects item.
I like the naked chest too! 😉

79. Read 6 books that have the same romance trope, teams decide which trope.
Tropes I don't like: mom hides pregnancy from the dad; romantic comedies (this may be a sub-genre, I just don't like these kinds of books), books where the h talks to herself à la 50 Shades of Grey (ugh, that reminds, no to any books like 50 Shades of Grey), BDSM books. I like most anything else.

82. Each teammate reads a different book from the same series.
In Death, Psy-changeling, The Hathaways, The Ravenels


88. Read 6 books with a boat, plane, car or motorcycle on the cover, teams decide which.
Car or motorcycle

90. Each member reads a book published in sequential months, i.e. June, July, August and September 2019.
I have no preference, but I like summer/fall months

91. Add up the years of the teammates' births and each teammate reads a book with that minimum number of pages.
67

92. Read over 1500 pages in books set in the future or the past - teams decide.
I'm good with either

93. As a team, pick a Romance List from GR Listopia with less than 100 books on it, each teammate reads a book from that list.
Best Romance Books 2000-2020 (57 books)

94. Read 6 books published in sequential years, teams decide years:
2014-2020

95. As a team, select an animal. Read 8 books tagged with that animal.
Wolf

96. Read a minimum of 1200 pages with the sun or the moon on the cover, teams decide which.
Moon

99. Each teammate lists 5 favorite books. Select books from 2 different teammates and read them.
Oz by Lily Morton
Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts
The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan
Him by Sarina Bowen


message 29: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments England/ London is definitely a good pick! I read loads of historical romance, so that works for me!


message 30: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1394 comments Aiswrya wrote: "England/ London is definitely a good pick! I read loads of historical romance, so that works for me!"

Yes, I love that setting. Lots of mm romance set there too, which works for me. Plus I'm a diehard Lisa Kleypas fan and she has a lot of series set in London. 😊


message 31: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1394 comments Laura wrote: "Double whammy welcome!"

LOL Hello to you guys too!


message 32: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Ooh Him is one of my all time favorites! Though I didn’t read the rest of the series. Book 2 didn’t sound all that interesting and I didn’t want it to ruin my memory of book 1


message 33: by AliciaJ (last edited Sep 12, 2020 07:27PM) (new)

AliciaJ | 1394 comments Aiswrya wrote: "Ooh Him is one of my all time favorites! Though I didn’t read the rest of the series. Book 2 didn’t sound all that interesting and I didn’t want it to ruin my memory of book 1"

I liked Book 2 ok, but the first book was the best. There was also a little short story called Epic. Did you read that one? It was pretty good.

I also like Sarina's Brooklynaire series. They're great if you love hockey stories, which I really really do! LOL


message 34: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments BDSM is a no for me too.

The ravenels were great too! I wouldn’t mind rereading Pandora’s story. She my favorite. I didn’t enjoy The Hathaways As much, so I’d prefer not to read that. In Death and psy-Changeling are a big yes!

Between car and motorcycle, I pick motorcycle.

Athlete, musician, cop and firemen are good!

I don’t think hidden legacy is something I’d enjoy, but I’m willing to try if everyone else wants to read it :)


message 35: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments AliciaJ wrote: "Aiswrya wrote: "Ooh Him is one of my all time favorites! Though I didn’t read the rest of the series. Book 2 didn’t sound all that interesting and I didn’t want it to ruin my memory of book 1"

I l..."


I haven’t but I’ll definitely check it out. Same for brooklynaire.

Do you read a lot of mm? I’m doing a MM bingo team challenge and am really enjoying it. I’ve already added so many great new books to my TBR! I’m currently reading Red, White & Royal Blue. It’s good so far.

Anyone else read it?


message 36: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1394 comments Aiswrya wrote: "AliciaJ wrote: "Aiswrya wrote: "Ooh Him is one of my all time favorites! Though I didn’t read the rest of the series. Book 2 didn’t sound all that interesting and I didn’t want it to ruin my memory..."

I'm actually doing the MM Bingo challenge too. What team are you on?
I read Red, White & Royal Blue last year I think. It was pretty good. It did get really political and started to drag for me a little bit, but overall I liked it.

I'm currently reading On the Wings of War by Hailey Turner. Her and Lily Morton are two of my top fave authors for 2020.


message 37: by AliciaJ (new)

AliciaJ | 1394 comments Ok, I'm off to spend some time with my guy. He just got home from music practice and I haven't seen him all day. See you all tomorrow!


message 38: by Laura (last edited Sep 12, 2020 08:49PM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments AliciaJ wrote: "Aiswrya wrote: "England/ London is definitely a good pick! I read loads of historical romance, so that works for me!"

Yes, I love that setting. Lots of mm romance set there too, which works for me..."


Have you read Kleypas' Friday Harbor series?


message 39: by Laura (last edited Sep 12, 2020 08:55PM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Would everyone be okay with Lisa Kleypas for this task since she does have a lot of books and then we could try a different author from task 1.
51. Each teammate reads a different book by the same author, no pass for this task.

EDIT:
33 & 70 are similiarish tasks can we pick a different sub genre for one of them?
33. Read 6 books in the same sub-genre, teams decide
70. Read a minimum of 1200 pages in books of the same sub-genre, but by different authors.


message 40: by Megan (new)

Megan | 600 comments Author - Kendall Ryan works for the first task. My other choices are Nadia Lee, R.S Grey
1. Each player reads a book by the same author, teams decide author - no pass for this task.
51. Each teammate reads a different book by the same author, no pass for this task.
73. Read a minimum of 1500 pages in books by the same author, teams decide author.

Sub-genres, genres, tropes: My picks are contemporary, fantasy maybe Historical
33. Read 6 books in the same sub-genre, teams decide
70. Read a minimum of 1200 pages in books of the same sub-genre, but by different authors.
79. Read 6 books that have the same romance trope, teams decide which trope.

Lists:
56. As a team, pick a list with over 100 romance books on it, each member reads a book from that list. No pass for this task - Best Romance Books Ever
93. As a team, pick a Romance List from GR Listopia with less than 100 books on it, each teammate reads a book from that list. No pass for this task.

Series: I don't mind a Nalini Singh series. Or Lisa Kleypas, I haven't read any of her books so wouldn't mind trying one
9. Each player reads a book in the same series, teams decide. No pass for this task.
82. Each teammate reads a different book from the same series.

Recs by teammates
12. Read a book recommended to you by a teammate - no pass for this task:
99. Each teammate lists 5 favorite books. Select books from 2 different teammates and read them:
Wrong Number, Right Guy
Not Quite Dating
The Perfect Lady
The CEO Buys In
Turbulent Intentions

Teammate details:
53. Each teammate reads a book set in one of your teammates' home town (born in, raised in, currently live in - all work), teams decide. No pass for this task: I think it'l be easier for me to say London.
58. Read 6 books published in the year one of the teammates joined RRRC, teams decide which teammate - Joined in 2020
72. Read 4 books published in the decade of a teammate's birth, team decides which teammate: 1993
74. Read 6 books published in a teammates' birth month, you may not use your own month - March
91. Add up the years of the teammates' births and each teammate reads a book with that minimum number of pages. For example, teammates were born in 75, 83, 87 and 94 - each teammate reads a book at least 339 pages long. No pass for this task - I was born in 93

Random stuff
27. Read a minimum of 750 pages in books published in any one year prior to 2018, team picks the year - I honestly have no preference.
29. Read over 750 pages in books about the same profession, teams decide which profession: Athlete? Fireman? Doctor?
49. Each teammate reads a book published in the same month and year, teams decide. No pass for this task - again not bothered. Dec 2015 is fine.
50. Read 6 books set in the same location, teams decide the location - I'm happy with NYC or maybe Paris or somewhere in Italy?
52. Read 6 books with the same color cover, teams decide color - Any color works, though my favourite colour is purple!
54. Read 6 books set on a beach or in the mountains, teams decide which - oooh. Personally I would say Beach is easier.
55. Read 6 books set in the same country outside the US, teams decide country - UK is fine with me. Although I always seem to find U.S books mainly lol.
75. Read over 1000 pages in books that start with the same letter (no articles), teams decide letter. - just to make a decision, I chose M
76. Read 6 books with a specific item on the cover, team selects item - Usually food, or like a mug is easy to find
88. Read 6 books with a boat, plane, car or motorcycle on the cover, teams decide which. - I would say car or boat is easier to find
90. Each member reads a book published in sequential months, i.e. June, July, August and September 2019. Teams decide which months. No pass for this task - I'm not really that bothered. I'll pick November
92. Read over 1500 pages in books set in the future or the past - teams decide - I'd prefer past
94. Read 6 books published in sequential years, teams decide years - I guess somewhat recent publications, 2019?
95. As a team, select an animal. Read 8 books tagged with that animal. - wolves would be fine with me, although I found some books are tagged animals when no animals are in the book...
96. Read a minimum of 1200 pages with the sun or the moon on the cover, teams decide which - moon could be easier.


message 41: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Laura wrote: "Would everyone be okay with Lisa Kleypas for this task since she does have a lot of books and then we could try a different author from task 1.
51. Each teammate reads a different book by the same..."


Lisa Kleypas works!

33,70 - I think all of us had contemporary and fantasy. Pick one each?

I don’t think we discussed the trope task - I’m flexible with whatever the group picks but I love stories with children in them, first responders is great, sports, military is okay as long as it’s not too angsty. Not a fan of stories with drugs, crimes against women, children.


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Aiswrya | 1660 comments Megan wrote: "Author - Kendall Ryan works for the first task. My other choices are Nadia Lee, R.S Grey
1. Each player reads a book by the same author, teams decide author - no pass for this task.
51. Each teamma..."


Love the entire not quite series! It’s one of my comfort reads!

I like RS Grey, I haven’t read Nadia Lee but open to trying


message 43: by Laura (last edited Sep 13, 2020 07:20AM) (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Aiswrya wrote: "Laura wrote: "Would everyone be okay with Lisa Kleypas for this task since she does have a lot of books and then we could try a different author from task 1.
51. Each teammate reads a different bo..."


no we didn't.. Alicia only said what she didn't like. So here's some options, can we pick one. I 'm quite sure we had that task last round.

- love triangle - no for Aiswrya
-secret billionaire
-friends to lovers
-enemies to lovers
-forbidden love
-second chance
-soul mates
-fake relationship
-stuck together
-boss/employee
-blind date
-sports/athlete
-men in uniform/first responders
-baby/children
-military


message 44: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Laura wrote: "Aiswrya wrote: "Laura wrote: "Would everyone be okay with Lisa Kleypas for this task since she does have a lot of books and then we could try a different author from task 1.
51. Each teammate read..."


I'm okay with all of them except Love Triangles (hate these!)


message 45: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments I'm all set with my Kendall Ryan book - Playing for Keeps. It's a short read but sounds interesting. Has anyone read it?


message 46: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Aiswrya wrote: "I'm all set with my Kendall Ryan book - Playing for Keeps. It's a short read but sounds interesting. Has anyone read it?"

No, though... are we 100% certain she will call task 1 as the starting point for all teams. She could be sneaky and pick something else since everyone is expecting it? ( just playing devil's advocate)


message 47: by Laura (new)

Laura | 2000 comments Aiswrya wrote: "Laura wrote: "Aiswrya wrote: "Laura wrote: "Would everyone be okay with Lisa Kleypas for this task since she does have a lot of books and then we could try a different author from task 1.
51. Each..."


I'll cross it off the list :-)


message 48: by Aiswrya (new)

Aiswrya | 1660 comments Laura wrote: "Aiswrya wrote: "I'm all set with my Kendall Ryan book - Playing for Keeps. It's a short read but sounds interesting. Has anyone read it?"

No, though... are we 100% certain she will..."


Lol she just might 😛


message 49: by Megan (new)

Megan | 600 comments Personally not keen on second chance romances.

I think preference is boss, first responders & enemies to lovers


message 50: by Megan (new)

Megan | 600 comments Aiswrya wrote: "Megan wrote: "Author - Kendall Ryan works for the first task. My other choices are Nadia Lee, R.S Grey
1. Each player reads a book by the same author, teams decide author - no pass for this task.
5..."


I love Catherine Bybee books to be honest. Her First wives series is great too.

Nadia Lee is good, she reminded me a little of Mariana Zapata in her style. I only found her this year so haven't read many of her books yet


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