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message 1: by Pickles (last edited Feb 20, 2010 10:08PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments Posting mainly by month and/or challenge. The smaller challenges (like Pick-It-For-Me) will be included in the monthly lists, but the larger challenges (A-Z, Women We Love) will also have their own threads.

January

1. Still Life (Three Pines #1) - Louise Penny
2. Warrior's Cross - Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux
3. Tigers and Devils - Sean Kennedy
4. King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul #3) - C.L. Wilson
5. Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul #4) - C.L. Wilson
6. Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner


message 2: by Pickles (last edited Feb 25, 2010 04:05PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments February

7. Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) - Gail Carriger **RRRC Feb. Pick-It-For-Me Challenge
8. The Duke And I (Bridgerton #1) - Julia Quinn **RRRC Feb. Pick-It-For-Me Challenge
9. Pleasure of a Dark Prince (IAD #9) - Kresley Cole (My review)


message 3: by Pickles (last edited Apr 26, 2010 06:06PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments March

10. Annie's Song - Catherine Anderson
11. Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) - Kelley Armstrong **RRRC Serial Reader Challenge
12. Jane Bites Back - Michael Thomas Ford
13. Zero at the Bone - Jane Seville
14. A Loving Scoundrel (Malory Series #7) - Johanna Lindsey **RRRC FAC/Chubby Chunkster Challenge
15. Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) - Richelle Mead **RRRC Serial Reader Challenge
16. Heartless (Georgian #1) - Mary Balogh


message 4: by Pickles (last edited Oct 03, 2010 09:17PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments RRRC Build Your Boxed Set Challenge
*No time limit*

Box Set #1 - Shut Up and Kiss Me
(Books with ‘kiss’ in the title.)

1. Kiss of Fate (Guardians #1) - Mary Jo Putney
2. It’s in His Kiss (Bridgertons #7) - Julia Quinn
3. Night’s Kiss (My Night #1) - Amanda Ashley

A Kiss of Fate A Novel (Guardians, #1) by Mary Jo Putney It's In His Kiss (Bridgertons, #7) by Julia Quinn Night's Kiss (My Night, #1) by Amanda Ashley

Box Set #2 - Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
(Books with ‘devil’ in the title or featuring him as a character.)

1. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) - Lisa Kleypas
2. Requiem for the Devil - Keri Smith-Ready
3. Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
4. Devil's Cub - Georgette Heyer

Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Requiem for the Devil by Jeri Smith-Ready Good Omens by Terry Pratchett Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer

Box Set #3 - Nothing Like a Bit of Boy on Boy
(M/M Romance)

1. Mexican Heat (Crimes & Cocktails #1) - Josh Lanyon & Laura Baumbach
2. Scarlet and the White Wolf - Kirby Crow
3. The Front Runner - Patricia Nell Warren
4. Willow Bend - Ally Blue
5. St. Nacho’s - Z.A. Maxfield

Mexican Heat (Crimes & Cocktails, #1) by Laura Baumbach Scarlet and the White Wolf (Scarlet and the White Wolf, #1) by Kirby Crow The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren Willow Bend by Ally Blue St. Nacho's (St. Nacho's, #1) by Z.A. Maxfield

Box Set #4 - Of Love and Brains
(Zombies!)

1. My Zombie Valentine (Anthology) - Katie MacAlister, Angie Fox, Marianne Mancusi, Lisa Cach
2. Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament - S.G. Browne
3. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
4. Hater - David Moody

My Zombie Valentine by Katie MacAlister Breathers A Zombie's Lament by S.G. Browne World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks Hater (Hater, #1) by David Moody

Box Set #5 - Looks Like a Cold Front
(Has snow/ice/frost/etc. in the title.)

1. The Ice Queen - Alice Hoffman
2. Frost Fair - Erastes
3. Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
4. Chill - Elizabeth Bear

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman Frost Fair by Erastes Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson Chill by Elizabeth Bear

Box Set #6 - Here Come the Fuzz
(Books featuring police officers.)

1. Open Season - Linda Howard
2. A Fatal Grace (Three Pines #2) - Louise Penny
3. Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mysteries #1) - Victoria Thompson
4. Naked in Death (In Death #1) - J.D. Robb

Open Season by Linda Howard A Fatal Grace (Armand Gamache, #2) by Louise Penny Murder on Astor Place (A Gaslight Mystery, #1) by Victoria Thompson Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb

Box Set #7 - Getting Steamy
(Books with a steampunk theme.)

1. Steamed - Kate MacAlister
2. Clockwork Heart - Dru Pagliasotti
3. Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate #2) - Gail Carriger
4. Boneshaker - Cherie Priest

Steamed (Steampunk Romance, #1) by Katie MacAlister Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate, #2) by Gail Carriger Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest

Box Set #8 - Moonstruck
(Books with ‘moon’ in the title.)

1. Blue Moon - Jill Marie Landis
2. Moon Awakening (Children of the Moon #1) - Lucy Monroe
3. The Moon Witch (Fyne Witches #2) - Linda Winstead Jones
4. Midsummer Moon - Laura Kinsale
5. Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) - Patricia Briggs

Blue Moon (Louisiana, #3) by Jill Marie Landis Moon Awakening (Children of the Moon, #1) by Lucy Monroe The Moon Witch (Fyne Witches, Book 2) by Linda Winstead Jones Midsummer Moon by Laura Kinsale Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Box Set #9 - A Rose By Any Other Name
(The word ‘rose’ is somewhere in the title.)

1. Fair is the Rose - Meagan McKinney
2. The Fire Rose - Mercedes Lackey
3. The Tea Rose - Jennifer Donnelly


Fair is the Rose by Meagan McKinney The Fire Rose (Elemental Masters, #1) by Mercedes Lackey The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose, #1) by Jennifer Donnelly

Box Set #10 - Chicago: A Love Story
(Set in the city or have ‘Chicago’ in the title.)

1. It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars #1) - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
2. Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) - Chloe Neill
3. Daring Time - Beth Kery
4. Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) - Jim Butcher

It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill Daring Time by Beth Kery Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher

Box Set #11 - Color Me Surprised
(Has the name of a color in the title.)

1. Black Sheep - Georgette Heyer
2. Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) - Melissa de la Cruz
3. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (The Pink Carnation #1) - Lauren Willig
4. First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World #1) - Jeaniene Frost

Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1) by Lauren Willig First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) by Jeaniene Frost


message 5: by Pickles (last edited May 01, 2010 12:23PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments April

17. Silent Melody (Georgian #2) - Mary Balogh
18. Outlander (Outlander #1) - Diana Gabaldon **RRRC Chubby Chunkster Challenge
19. Austenland - Shannon Hale
20. Bran's Story: The Slave Breakers #1 - Maculategiraffe
21. Captain's Surrender - Alex Beecroft
22. Succubus On Top (Georgina Kincaid #2) - Richelle Mead


message 6: by Pickles (last edited May 15, 2010 10:43PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments May

23. Lips Touch: Three Times - Laini Taylor
24. Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid #3) - Richelle Mead
25. Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid #4) - Richelle Mead


message 7: by Pickles (last edited Jul 01, 2010 09:58PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments June

26. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) - Jeaniene Frost
27. The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1) - Suzanne Collins
28. My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency Series #1) - J.L. Langley
29. Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid #5) - Richelle Mead
30. 911 - Chris Owen


message 8: by Pickles (last edited Sep 28, 2010 08:10AM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments Dare You To Read Challenge - One Book For Each Genre

My List

Contemporary: The Next Best Thing - Kristan Higgins
Historical OR Regency: The Perfect Rake (Merridew Sisters #1) - Anne Gracie
Erotic OR BDSM: Voyeur - Lacey Alexander
PNR: Demon from the Dark (IAD #10) - Kresley Cole (Completed 8/27/10)
Urban Fantasy/Fantasy: Tempest Rising (Jane True #1) - Nicole Peeler
Women's Fiction OR Chick-lit: Size 12 Is Not Fat - Meg Cabot (Completed: 9/28/10)
GLBT: The Tin Star - J.L. Langley
Young Adult: Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) - Suzanne Collins (Completed 7/11/10)
Non-Fiction: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Mary Roach
Religious Romance (BONUS): Redeeming Love - Francine Rivers


message 9: by Pickles (last edited Aug 02, 2010 12:24AM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments July

31. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) - Suzanne Collins
32. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) - Richelle Mead


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Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments August

33. Lover Avenged (BDB #7) - J.R. Ward
34. Lover Mine (BDB #8) - J.R. Ward
35. All I Ever Wanted - Kristan Higgins
36. Mockingjay (HG #3) - Suzanne Collins
37. Demon from the Dark (IAD #10) - Kresley Cole
38. The Devil's Fire - Sara Bell
39. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures #1) - Jennifer Ashley


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Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments September

40. Scarlet and the White Wolf (Book 1) - Kirby Crow
41. Martin and the Wolf - Anne Brooke
42. St. Nacho's - Z.A. Maxfield (Book 1)
43. Promises (Coda #1) - Marie Sexton
44. Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) - Gail Carriger
45. Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) - Gail Carriger
46. My Summer of Wes - Missy Welsh
47. Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders #1) - Lorelei James
48. Out of Bounds (Love of Sports #1) - T.A. Chase
49. Take My Picture - Giselle Ellis
50. True of Heart (Draegan Lords #1) - M.L. Rhodes
51. Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells #1) - Meg Cabot
52. Life After Joe - Harper Fox
53. Willow Bend - Ally Blue


message 12: by Pickles (last edited Dec 01, 2010 10:15PM) (new)

Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments October

54. Duck! - Kim Dare
55. Object of His Desire - Ava March
56. Truth in the Dark - Amy Lane
57. Litha's Constant Whim - Amy Lane
58. Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love, & Devotion #1) - Tere Michaels
59. Heaven (Heaven Sent #1) - Jet Mykles


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Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments November

60. Blood Moon (Blood Moon #1) - MJ O'Shea
61. Keeping Promise Rock (Promises #1) Amy Lane
62. Souls Deep - ML Rhodes
63. The Englor Affair (Sci-Regency #2) - JL Langley


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Pickles (angstypickles) | 387 comments December

64. Christmas with Danny Fit - Amy Lane


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