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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Jun 10, 2010 07:54AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments If you like the Read-the-Month challenge, but is having problems with the multiple-lettered months? If you like to take your time, and prefer a slower pace?

Read-the-Season Challenge follows the same format as our popular Read-the-Month Challenge, except that you have a whole season to finish 6 books plus a bonus one.

Here is the timeline:

Winter - December 21, 2009 - March 19, 2010
Spring - March 20, 2010 - June 20, 2010
Summer - June 21, 2010 - September 22, 2010
Autumn - September 23, 2010 - December 21, 2010

READ-THE-SEASON SUMMER CHALLENGE
Duration: June 21, 2010 - September 22, 2010


Rules are simple. Using the word SUMMER, pick a book title or author (first or last name) that begins with the letters in the chosen season.

Bonus: Read a book that has the word SUMMER in its title.


message 2: by D.G. (last edited Jun 10, 2010 11:46AM) (new)

D.G. | 3778 comments I'll do this one!! Question...can we mix titles and authors or do we have to stick to one or the other?

2010 READ-THE-SEASON SUMMER CHALLENGE
Duration: June 21, 2010 - September 22, 2010


**Tentative List**

S: Skye's Trail by Jory Strong
U: Upon a Wicked Time by Karen Ranney
M: Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna
M: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
E: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
R: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Bonus: The Summer of You by Kate Noble or The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel by Danielle Ganek


message 3: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments D.G. wrote: "I'll do this one!! Question...can we mix titles and authors or do we have to stick to one or the other?"

You can mix.


message 4: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 3778 comments Great! Thanks Iz!


message 5: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments I have a silly question......Can Blue-Eyed Devil be used for the "E"?

Thanks


message 6: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Elke wrote: "I have a silly question......Can Blue-Eyed Devil be used for the "E"?

Thanks"


LOL...Nope.

It has to be the first letter of the title or the first letter of the first or last name of the author.


message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (chelle90) | 51 comments Quick question.. Would "The Scarpetta Factor " count toward the challenge ?


message 8: by Elke (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments Yz the Whyz wrote: "Elke wrote: "I have a silly question......Can Blue-Eyed Devil be used for the "E"?

Thanks"

LOL...Nope.

It has to be the first letter of the title or the first letter of the firs..."



ok...it was worth a try! lol!

But I am definitely in!


message 9: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (chelle90) | 51 comments You answered my question :) I just had to read the post I missed while typing. Thanks.


message 10: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1323 comments Michelle wrote: "You answered my question :) I just had to read the post I missed while typing. Thanks."

Usually articles such as "the", "a" and "an", don't count as the first word in a title.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (Gatadelafuente) | 350 comments I'll do it:



S=Stolen by Kelly Armstrong
U=Untamed by Pamela Clare
M=Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland
M=Marrying the Marquis by Patricia Grasso
E=The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire by Trisha Telep et al
R=Red by Jordan Summers


message 12: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1323 comments I'm in.


S Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
U Undead & Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson
M Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
M A Misty Harbor Wedding by Marcia Evanick
E The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff
R Remember the Alimony by Bethany True

Sprinkle with Murder (A Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Undead and Unworthy (Undead, #7) by MaryJanice Davidson Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews A Misty Harbor Wedding by Marcia Evanick The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff Remember the Alimony by Bethany True

(titles are subject to change)


message 13: by southpaw285 (last edited Jun 25, 2010 08:07PM) (new)

southpaw285 | 588 comments Sign me up! Will post as I go


Read-the-Season: Summer
Duration: 06/21/10 thru 09/22/10

S = Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
U =
M =
M =
E = Everything and the Moon by Julia Quinn
R = "The Roses of Glen Rose" by Ruth Ryan Langan

Bonus: Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas





message 14: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments Yeah, I haven't gotten a list together yet, but I have been thinking about it.


message 15: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 3778 comments Any suggestions for books with 'Summer' title? I already read Secrets of a Summer Night and A Summer to Remember.


message 16: by Elke (last edited Jun 10, 2010 09:28AM) (new)

Elke (ejurca) | 1810 comments Ok, Here is the tentative list....


Read-the-Season: Summer
Duration: 06/21/10 thru 09/22/10

S: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas

U:

M: Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas

M: Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean

E: To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt

R:


Bonus: Summer Sisters by Judy Blume


Macwolf01 [Elise] (Macwolf01) | 1010 comments i'm in too ... needto figure out my books Thx


message 20: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (chelle90) | 51 comments ♠LethalLovely~HBBIC♠ wrote: "D.G. wrote: "Any suggestions for books with 'Summer' title? I already read Secrets of a Summer Night and A Summer to Remember."

*The 2nd,3rd & 4th book in the Sisterho..."


What about Honeysuckle Summer by Sherryl Woods ?


message 21: by Lili (last edited Jul 18, 2010 03:13AM) (new)

Lili | 343 comments Count me in...
06/21 - 09/22

07/07

S - Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Heaven, Texas 07/05****
U - Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 07/03*****
M - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews 07/04***
M - Medeiros, Teresa. Yours Until Dawn 07/18***
E - Evanovich, Janet. One for the Money 07/06*****
R - Red Fire by Deidre Knight 07/16*

SUMMER - Secrets of a Summer Night by by Lisa Kleypas 07/02****


message 22: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 3778 comments Thanks, Lethal and Michelle! I'll try one of your suggestions or two interesting books released this year (one of them was already on my wishlist):

The Summer of You by Kate Noble or The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel by Danielle Ganek


message 23: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 43 comments I am in

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SUMMER-


message 24: by Gus (new)

Gus | 114 comments Thanks for all your suggestions, Lethal & Michelle!


message 25: by Diane ~Firefly~ (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 1323 comments ♠LethalLovely~HBBIC♠ wrote: "D.G. wrote: "Any suggestions for books with 'Summer' title? I already read Secrets of a Summer Night and A Summer to Remember."

*The 2nd,3rd & 4th book in the Sisterho..."


some more summer books

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux
Return to Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux
Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz
Dead Days of Summer by Carolyn Hart
The Forever Summer by Suzanne Macpherson


message 26: by Lucy (new)

Lucy (readingdate) I'm in - here's my tentative list:


READ-THE-SEASON SUMMER CHALLENGE
Duration: June 21, 2010 - September 22, 2010


S - Sea by Heidi R. Kling
U - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
M - Mistwood by Leah
Cypess

M - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
E - Except the Queen by Jane Yolen
R - Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Summer Bonus - It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Sea by Heidi R. Kling Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Mistwood by Leah Cypess Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins Except the Queen by Jane Yolen Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2) by Simone Elkeles It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han


message 27: by Karen (last edited Aug 11, 2010 10:48AM) (new)

Karen (McKaren) | 3 comments S-Something About You by Julie James-read
U-Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard (Re read)
M-Mercy by Julie Garwood-read
M-Mirror Image by Sandra Brown-read
E-Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught-read
R-The Reef by Nora Roberts-Read
Bonus
S-A Summer to Rememberby Mary Balough-read

I finished this challenge! Great Reading!


message 28: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu (LauraLulu) 0/7


S- The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker Leanna Renee Hieber
U- Ursula K. LeGuin Very Far Away from Anywhere Else
M- Mead, Richelle Spirit Bound
M- Mind Games Carolyn Crane
E- Emma Bull War for the Oaks
R- Rhiannon Frater Siege

Summer Bonus - Twenty Boy Summer Sarah Ockler or Summers at Castle Auburn Sharon Shinn

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber Very Far Away from Anywhere Else by Ursula K. Le Guin Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1) by Carolyn Crane War for the Oaks by Emma Bull Siege (As The World Dies A Zombie Trilogy #3) by Rhiannon Frater Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn


message 29: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (MelW) | 981 comments I'm in - list to come :)


message 30: by Nita (last edited Jun 11, 2010 09:52AM) (new)

Nita (gillnit) I'm in for sure!

0/7 read

S - Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd
U - Untouched by Anna Campbell
M - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
M - The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
E - Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #3) by Lora Leigh
R - Raven's Strike by Patricia Briggs

Bonus - Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles

Storm of Visions (The Chosen Ones, #1) by Christina Dodd Untouched by Anna Campbell Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Highland Pleasures, #1) by Jennifer Ashley Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #3)  by Lora Leigh Raven's Strike (Raven Set, #2) by Patricia Briggs Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country (Guenevere, #1) by Rosalind Miles


message 31: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments of course i'm in, list to come! and I have Summer Sisters in the TBR pile for another challenge so that works great!


message 32: by Regina (new)

Regina Polli | 177 comments I`m in... Will post the books later.


message 33: by Lizz (new)

Lizz | 763 comments 2010 READ-THE-SEASON SUMMER CHALLENGE
Duration: June 21, 2010 - September 22, 2010
0/6

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message 34: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 719 comments I'm in, I'll post as I go.


message 35: by Ѽ Cher Ѽ (new)

Ѽ Cher Ѽ  | 168 comments I'm in too. Will post list soon.


message 36: by Shea (new)


message 37: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Sep 24, 2010 08:30AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 452 comments Count me in! Aiming to at least complete 3.

3/7 DONE; UPDATED 9.15:

S= The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt 9.12

U= Leon Uris Mila 18

M= Helen MacInnes The Double Image 9.15

M= Man, The by Irving Wallace

E= Ed McBain Calypso 9.7

R= Ann Rule No Regrets

BONUS= Low Country Summer 10c signed Carton by Dorothea Benton Frank

FINISHED:
Calypso (87th Precinct #35) by Ed McBain The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt Double Image by Helen MacInnes


message 38: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 1173 comments I'm in, I'll post a I go.


message 39: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9653 comments I'm in!

Also some more summer bonus titles-

Boys Of Summer
Magnolia Summer


message 40: by Mahyar (new)

Mahyar (theboywhochosetolive) | 80 comments How much time do I have to choose my books?


message 41: by Christine (new)

Christine (cdunbar) | 635 comments I'm in! I'll post my list when I've figured out what I'm going to read. :)


message 42: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments you can post now or you can post as you go...personally, I post as I go because I never really have an idea of what i'm going to read in a given order

Mahyar wrote: "How much time do I have to choose my books?"


message 43: by Christine (new)

Christine (cdunbar) | 635 comments My list always changes. I don't think I've made it through an entire challenge without switching out something, but it's nice to have an idea of what you're going to read, even if you don't stick to it. At least it is IMO. That said...

Read The Season Challenge (Summer)
Duration: June 21st - September 22nd
Completed: 0/6 books

S - Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian
U - Until You by Judith McNaught
M - McCarty, Sarah - Promises Reveal
M - Medeiros, Teresa - Once an Angel
E - Ex, Why, And Me by Susanna Carr
R - Ravished by Amanda Quick

Bonus: Summers, Courtney - Cracked Up to Be

Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian Until You (Westmoreland, #3) by Judith McNaught Promises Reveal (Promises, #4) by Sarah McCarty Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros Ex, Why, And Me by Susanna Carr Ravished by Amanda Quick Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers


message 44: by Mahyar (new)

Mahyar (theboywhochosetolive) | 80 comments Delicious Dee the book slut wrote: "you can post now or you can post as you go...personally, I post as I go because I never really have an idea of what i'm going to read in a given order

Mahyar wrote: "How much time do I have to c..."


Oh thank you.


message 45: by Mistress SuckMyBlackDagger (last edited Jun 16, 2010 06:16AM) (new)

Mistress SuckMyBlackDagger (SuckMyBlackDagger) | 109 comments READ-THE-SEASON SUMMER CHALLENGE
Duration: June 21, 2010 - September 22, 2010

0/7 completed

S- Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
U- Uncovering Navarro by Delilah Devlin
M- Mortal Temptations by Allyson James
M- Mortal Seductions by Allyson James
E- Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
R- Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer

BONUS

Sin Undone (Demonica, #5) by Larissa Ione Uncovering Navarro (My Immortal Knight, #5) by Delilah Devlin Mortal Temptations (Mortal Series, #1) by Allyson James Mortal Seductions (Mortal Series, #2) by Allyson James Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost Rapture Untamed (Feral Warriors, #4) by Pamela Palmer


message 46: by Gaijinmama (new)

Gaijinmama | 84 comments I haven't completed a single Challenge yet this year but oh well. Count me in anyway. I never pass up an opportunity to play with my stacks....(hmmm, that sounds vaguely obscene, but you know what I mean)


message 47: by Renee (new)

Renee | 231 comments Count me in :-)


message 48: by Steph (new)

Steph (Angel4492) | 386 comments Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling, #7) by Nalini Singh Undead and Unwelcome (Undead, #8) by MaryJanice Davidson Sorcery and the Single Girl (Jane Madison, #2) by Mindy Klasky Marked by Passion (The Guardians of Destiny, #1) by Kate Perry Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost Must Love Dragons (Immortally Sexy, Book 2) by Stephanie Rowe Summer of Fear (Laurel Leaf Books) by Lois Duncan

Status: 0/7

Singh, Nalini - Blaze of Memory
Undead & Unwelcome - MaryJanice Davidson
Mindy Klasky - Sorcery & The Single Girl
Marked by Passion - Kate Perry
Eternal Kiss of Darkness - Jeaniene Frost
Rowe, Stephanie - Must Love Dragons

SUMMER BONUS: Summer of Fear - Lois Duncan


message 49: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 3942 comments I'm in, will post list soon.


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