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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments This is the thread where we ask questions, discuss, and make suggestions for the challenge.

1. March: Read a book which title starts with "M."

2. Birthday: Read a book from a March B-day celebrant.

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, setting or character is from France.

4. St.Patrick's Day Irish Theme: Read a book that has a predominantly green cover or has anything related to Ireland (plot, cover, character, etc)

5. Military/War: Since March came from the War God Mars, read a book that has some kind of war as a backdrop or has a character that is in the military.

6. International Womens' Month: Read a book that has a single female figure on the cover.

7. Romance Genre: Read a historical romance.

8. Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book whose author either has a three-word name (EX. Jayne Ann Krentz, Karen Marie Moning) or carries an official middle initial (Ex. Laurell K. Hamilton, Shannon K. Butcher).

9. Of Shelves and Lists: Read a book from the Top 100 Dear Author Romance List.
(http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2009/...) or (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...)

10. Reader's Choice




Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments The Elegance of the Hedgehog would be good for the Geography category.


message 3: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Feb 20, 2010 10:26AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Really not happy we have to choose a book off the list for #9 since I don't like anything on the list since I don't agree with what they've chosen. Yeah, I know, I don't have to complete all 10 categories but I try to every month.


message 4: by ~Sara~ (new)

~Sara~ | 659 comments You Slay Me is set in France, too bad I read it this month :(


message 5: by booklovinrn (new)

booklovinrn | 346 comments I need suggestions for the Geography catagory. Any ideas out there.


message 6: by Julianna (last edited Feb 24, 2010 04:09PM) (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 1690 comments About half of Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon takes place in France.

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase begins in France.

The heroine of My Lord Jack by Hope Tarr is French.

If memory serves, the heroine of The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale is part French.

Author Vijaya Schartz is French.


message 7: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments I haven't read it but I believe the hero in Laura Kinsale's Lessons in French is from France.


message 8: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 4260 comments Devil Cynster's (Devil's Bride) mother is French and she has her own book The Promise in a Kiss by Stephanie Laurens.

For those who read Devil's Bride for Beyond Heaving Bosoms.


message 9: by Annvelwis (last edited Feb 25, 2010 03:59AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
Lestat from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice is French
I'm not sure if it counts but in Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney Sophie Garou's father was French
Light of the Moon by Luanne Rice
Storm Winds by Iris Johansen
Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Three Weeks in Paris by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Blame It on Paris by Laura Florand
Blame It On Paris by Jennifer Greene
Cheney of Faire Isle series by Susan Carroll (first book: The Dark Queen: A Novel)
In The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann secondary/background story is set in France
Counterfeit Lady by Jude Deveraux


message 10: by booklovinrn (new)

booklovinrn | 346 comments Thanks for the ideas. I also found Black Ice by Anne Stuart is set in France.


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