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message 1: by Mel W (last edited Jul 03, 2010 04:11AM) (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments J-U-L-Y

The idea is simple: you take the letters of the month, and for each letter you find a book which either has an author whose first or last name starts with this letter or a book which title starts with the given letter. Remember to disregard all the articles: a, an, the...

The duration of the challenge is from the beginning of the month to the last day, but you can post your list ahead of time if you want to.

Challenge Duration: July 1 - July 31, 2010.

(Remember, don't start reading before the 1st).

Another "J" but only four letters for the month :)


message 2: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Jun 26, 2010 11:51AM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB You know I have to sign up. I'm a challenge addict ;)


J - Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen
U - Undead and Unfinished by Maryjanice Davidson
L - The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Y - (The) Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs

Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen Undead and Unfinished (Undead, #9) by MaryJanice Davidson The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The Year of Living Biblically One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally As Possible by A.J. Jacobs


message 3: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 721 comments I'm in. I'll post as I go.


message 4: by Angie (new)

Angie | 761 comments I'm in!

J - Dragon Heat - Allyson James
U - Undead Man's Hand - Erin McCarthy
L - The Man Within - Lora Leigh
Y - Your Planet Or Mine? - Susan Grant

Dragon Heat (Dragon Series, #1) by Allyson James Out of the Light, Into the Shadows (Includes Vegas Vampires, #6 & #7) by Lori Foster The Man Within (Breeds, #2) by Lora Leigh Your Planet or Mine? (Otherworldly Men, #1) by Susan Grant


message 5: by southpaw285 (last edited Jun 30, 2010 08:49AM) (new)

southpaw285 | 588 comments Count me in, please. Will post as I go.

RRRC Read-the-Month: July
Duration: 07/01/10 thru 07/31/10

J =
U = Under Her Skin by Susan Mallery
L = Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
Y =




Under Her Skin (Lone Star Sisters, #1) by Susan Mallery --- Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward


message 6: by Heather (last edited Jul 13, 2010 07:44PM) (new)

Heather Young (heyo4ever) | 37 comments I'm in!
2/4 completed

J- Jemima J ... Jane Green 7/11
U- Uncle Tom's Cabin
L- Lady Chatterley's Lover ... DH Lawrence 7/9
Y- (A) Year of living Biblically

will update as I read!


message 7: by Judithe (new)

Judithe | 392 comments I'm in!
Romance Readers Reading Challenge (Monthly Challenges)


0/4 completed

READ-THE-MONTH July CHALLENGE
Duration: July 1, 2010 - July 31, 2010


J-Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
U-Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon
L-Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Y-You Slay Me by Katie MacAleister

Jane's Warlord  by Angela Knight Upon The Midnight Clear (Dark-Hunter/Dream-Hunter, #12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel You Slay Me (Aisling Grey Guardian, #1) by Katie MacAlister

Read


message 8: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 4260 comments RRRC Read the Month JULY 2010 Challenge

0/4 Completed

J - Judgment in Death
U - Unwanted Desire
L - Lucan
Y - Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn


message 9: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) (last edited Jun 27, 2010 09:27AM) (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 809 comments 0/4


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message 10: by Enni (last edited Jul 31, 2010 03:55AM) (new)

Enni I think this is a good one to start on the challenges so I'm in. I will add one for J as soon as I found it. Found my J book :-)

Real life really gets in the way at the moment. Too much work to little time to read. I better hurry or I won't get done in time.

Yay!! I finished all four

4/4

J: Just one Look - Harlan Coben 07/23
U: Up close and Dangerous - Linda Howard 07/31
L: Live to tell - Lisa Gardner 07/27
Y: You can't Hide - Karen Rose 07/09


Covers:
You Can't Hide (book #5) by Karen Rose Just One Look by Harlan Coben Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren, #4) by Lisa Gardner


message 11: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11253 comments ok I'm in-


J- One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

U- Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

L- Tanner's Scheme by Lora Leigh

Y-You Don't Know Jack by Erin McCarthy


You Don't Know Jack (NY Girlfriends, #2) by Erin McCarthy Tanner's Scheme (Breeds, #9) by Lora Leigh Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich


message 12: by Christine (new)

Christine (cdunbar) | 635 comments I'm in!

Duration: July 1st - 31st
Books Read: 0/4

J: James, Eloisa - Duchess in Love
U: Until You by Judith McNaught
L: Laurenston, Shelly - The Mane Event
Y: Young, Amanda - Something More

Duchess in Love (Duchess Quartet, #1) by Eloisa James Until You (Westmoreland, #3) by Judith McNaught The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Something More by Amanda Young


message 13: by Stacy (new)

Stacy (stacy1971) I'm in - as soon as I finish June! I'll post as I go.


message 14: by Lynne (new)

Lynne (lovetoreadgal) | 1165 comments Read the Month: JULY

0 of 4 Complete!

J. The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries
U. The Unfortunate Miss Fortunesby Jennifer Crusie, et al.
L. To Distraction by Stephanie Laurens
Y. Your Coffin or Mine? by Kimberly Raye

The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall) by Sabrina Jeffries The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes by Jennifer Crusie To Distraction (Bastion Club, #5) by Stephanie Laurens Your Coffin or Mine? (Dead End Dating, #3) by Kimberly Raye


message 15: by Mojca (last edited Jul 05, 2010 08:23AM) (new)

Mojca | 1414 comments 0/4


J = Justine Davis - Redstone Ever After
U = (The) Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens
L = Leslie Parrish - Cold Sight
Y = Yeva Wiest - Tide of Desire

Redstone Ever After (Redstone, Incorporated #12) (Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1619) by Justine Davis The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Quartet, #1) by Stephanie Laurens Cold Sight (Extra Sensory Agents #1) by Leslie Parrish Tide of Desire by Yeva Wiest


message 16: by Daffodil (new)

Daffodil (daffodil--ripcranberry) | 1058 comments Here's my tentative list for July.

RRRC Group Read the Month Challenge: July
July 1 – July 31, 2010

Completed: 0/4

J Jacquelyn Carey, Jim Butcher or Allyson James
U Ursula K Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
L Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night
Y TBD


message 17: by Jenny (last edited Jul 15, 2010 02:40AM) (new)

Jenny (jeneng) | 136 comments Read the Month July:

Completed: 4/4

J: Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich ** Finished 7/2/10**

U: Undead and Unfinished by MaryJanice Davidson **Finished 7/13/10**

L: Lady Sophia’s Lover By Lisa Kleypas ** Finished 7/15/10 **

Y: Your Planet or Mine? By Susan Grant **Finished 7/11/10**


Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Undead and Unfinished (Undead, #9) by MaryJanice Davidson Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Your Planet or Mine? (Otherworldly Men, #1) by Susan Grant


message 18: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Jul 27, 2010 03:30PM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 452 comments Count me in!

4/4 DONE Updated 7.27

J= Jingle Bell Bark by Laurien Berenson

U= The Unkindest Cut: A Bridge Club Mystery by Honor Hartman

L= Last Scene Alive by Charlaine Harris

Y= You Belong To Me by Mary Higgins Clark

FINISHED:
Jingle Bell Bark (Melanie Travis Mysteries, #11) by Laurien Berenson You Belong To Me by Mary Higgins Clark The Unkindest Cut A Bridge Club Mystery by Honor Hartman Last Scene Alive (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #7) by Charlaine Harris


message 19: by Purple (new)

Purple (purpletan) | 1221 comments I'm in.


message 20: by Purple (last edited Jul 18, 2010 11:15PM) (new)

Purple (purpletan) | 1221 comments My list:



J - James Patterson - 7th Heaven 07.07
U - Undercover Princess 07.17
L - Leslie Kelly - Suite Seduction 07.10
Y - You Sexy Thing! 7.16


message 21: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Jul 31, 2010 05:41AM) (new)


message 22: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish (last edited Jul 02, 2010 02:44PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish I'm in!

My books are -

1. "J" - Hidden Fire - author Jo Davis
2. "U" - Under Fire - Starts with U
3. "L" - Love in the Afternoon - Starts with L - Done!
4. "Y" - You Slay Me - Starts with Y

Under Fire (Firefighters of Station Five, #2) by Jo Davis Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas Hidden Fire (Firefighters of Station Five, #3) by Jo Davis You Slay Me (Aisling Grey Guardian, #1) by Katie MacAlister

1/4 Completed


message 23: by Ѽ Cher Ѽ (last edited Jun 30, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Ѽ Cher Ѽ  | 168 comments Why not! I'm committed to so many challenges this month, but I'll give this a whirl too, see how I do.... : )

Read the Month: J-U-L-Y
July 1st to 31st

Completed: 0/4

J + At Grave's End + Jeaniene Frost
U + Undead and Unwed + Mary Janice Davidson
L + Lover Mine + J.R. Ward
Y + Sweetest Taboo + Yolanda Greggs

At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Sweetest Taboo (Arabesque) by Yolonda Greggs


message 24: by Dina (last edited Jun 30, 2010 11:20AM) (new)

Dina (missdina) | 807 comments I'm in. Here's my tentative list:


READ THE MONTH CHALLENGE - JULY

0/4 completed


J = Jude's Law by Lori Foster
U = Untamed by Pamela Clare
L = Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas
Y = Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase


message 25: by Hina (new)

Hina (hinaj) | 2581 comments I am in!!! Since I never done challenges before, July are filled with first time challenges for me. :) I will give this a go too!! I will post my tentative list as soon as I can!!


message 26: by Tina "IRead2Escape" (last edited Jul 20, 2010 07:14AM) (new)

Tina "IRead2Escape" (tinar1121) | 1292 comments READ THE MONTH CHALLENGE


J= One for the Money by Janet Evanovich 7/12 ****
J= Shoulda Been A Cowboy by Lorelei James (I am adding this one to make up for the J needing to be in the last name) 7/10 *****
U= Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson ***** 7/14
L= Branded As Trouble by Lorelei James 7/7 ***** Awesome!
Y= The Shack by William P. Young 7/3 *****

The Shack by William P. Young *****Amazing book. Highly recommend! This book truly changed my life and the way I view it. You can't go wrong with reading this one!

Branded As Trouble (Rough Riders, #6) by Lorelei James *****I really, really, really enjoyed this one. My heart broke for Colt as he battled his addictions and his family's perceptions. I loved how free India was, yet vulnerable and fallible, just like the rest of us. I have never faced addiction issues myself, yet I felt like I shared this roller coaster journey right along with them. Awesome read!

Shoulda Been A Cowboy (Rough Riders, #7) by Lorelei James *****Loved this one, too. This family brings tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. They all have so much love and acceptance for another (even if they seem to forget it, sometimes). I loved how the book illustrated how quickly a surly kid can put a strain on a relationship and how love, honesty and patience can get you through anything. Oh yeah, not to mention some hot, hot, hot love scenes. {Sighs} I want a cowboy : )

Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson ***** I absolutely loved this book. I didn't want to stop reading. I love the interaction between the characters. They are too funny, interesting and addicting.

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich **** This book started out very slow for me. I really wasn't sure if I would like it at all, but I loved it in the end. I can't wait to start the next book.


message 27: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (Lillieblue613) | 86 comments I'm in - will add the books as I finish them.


message 28: by Caleb (last edited Jul 18, 2010 05:21PM) (new)

Caleb (ccp981) | 109 comments J: At Grave's Endby Jeanine Frost
U: Upon The Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon
L: Burn by Linda Howard
Y: Night Mystby Yasmine Galenorn


message 29: by Lili (last edited Jul 14, 2010 01:55PM) (new)

Lili | 343 comments Thanks for the invite.
04/04

J: Janet Evanovich. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich 07/06*****
U: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 07/03*****
L: Lisa Kleypas. Secrets of a Summer Night 07/02****
Y: Yardley, Cathy. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Harlequin Blaze #366)(Blush) 07/14***

All done!


message 30: by Chloe (last edited Jul 17, 2010 08:48AM) (new)

Chloe West (chlxee) | 61 comments Here's my four!

J: Johnny Angel by Danielle Steel DONE
U: Die for You by Lisa Unger DONE
L: No Choice But Seduction by Johanna Lindsey DONE
Y: You've Been Warned by James Patterson

3/4 finished


message 31: by Valorie (last edited Jun 30, 2010 10:16PM) (new)

Valorie  | 2218 comments Hey Yz,
I just want to find out if we can use the first letter of the authors first name or not? I notice quite a few people are using the first name, but it says in your first post to use the last name. Can you clarify for me?
Thanks!


message 32: by Nan (last edited Jul 10, 2010 04:31PM) (new)

Nan (xxmzsmilesxx) | 84 comments Read the Month Challenge: July
Duration: July 1 - July 31, 2010
0/4

J:Jinx by Meg Cabot
U:Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
L:
Y:


Tina "IRead2Escape" (tinar1121) | 1292 comments Valorie wrote: "Hey Yz,
I just want to find out if we can use the first letter of the authors first name or not? I notice quite a few people are using the first name, but it says in your first post to use the last..."


Oops! I didn't even catch that. I will read another Lorelei James book to make up for it. Oh, what a sacrifice. ....lol.


message 34: by Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews (last edited Jul 12, 2010 06:30AM) (new)

Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews (pnrbookloverreviews) | 324 comments Read July :)
1st July to the 31st July 2010

2/4
J:Jeaniene Frost Halfway to the Grave
U:
L: Laura StampsSex Magick
Y:Yesterday Lora Leigh

Had to change a couple couldn't get the one is wanted to read the first time :)


message 35: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11253 comments Valorie wrote: "Hey Yz,
I just want to find out if we can use the first letter of the authors first name or not? I notice quite a few people are using the first name, but it says in your first post to use the last..."


Valorie, you are right- just reread the first post. I will change my J pick- thanks for catching it-


message 36: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Jul 01, 2010 05:09AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Valorie wrote: "Hey Yz,
I just want to find out if we can use the first letter of the authors first name or not? I notice quite a few people are using the first name, but it says in your first post to use the last..."


Hmm...I didn't even know, and had to track the original rules for this challenge. Since we are allowing first names in the Read-Your-Name and Read-the-Season, I think it would be best if we will allow it in this one, too.

I'll pm Mel W to adjust the directions for this challenge. Go ahead and include authors' first names.

Sharp eye, Fran. Thanks for the heads-up. :)


message 37: by Kaila (new)

Kaila (kailak) ok.. im in. this is my last one though good lord ive got 5 of these going on. lol

J-Covet-JRWard
U-undead and unfinished-maryjanice davidson
L-Lover Mine-JRWard
Y-Years-LaVyrle SpencerCovetUndead and Unfinished Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Years by LaVyrle Spencer


message 38: by Kaila (new)

Kaila (kailak) figured out the cover thing haha


message 39: by Mojca (last edited Jul 05, 2010 08:24AM) (new)

Mojca | 1414 comments 1/4


J = Justine Davis - Redstone Ever After — 07/01
U = (The) Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens
L = Leslie Parrish - Cold Sight
Y = Yeva Wiest - Tide of Desire

Redstone Ever After (Redstone, Incorporated #12) (Silhouette Romantic Suspense #1619) by Justine Davis The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Quartet, #1) by Stephanie Laurens Cold Sight (Extra Sensory Agents #1) by Leslie Parrish Tide of Desire by Yeva Wiest


message 40: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2218 comments Yz the Whyz wrote: "Valorie wrote: "Hey Yz,
I just want to find out if we can use the first letter of the authors first name or not? I notice quite a few people are using the first name, but it says in your first pos..."


Great! Thanks Yz!


message 41: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2218 comments I'm in! Here's my list...

0/4 Done

J: Jaye Wells Red-Headed Stepchild
U: Unlucky by Jana Deleon
L: The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Y: You're So Vein by Christine Warren

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells Unlucky by Jana Deleon The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires (Dark Ones, #5) by Katie MacAlister You're So Vein (The Others, #7) by Christine Warren


message 43: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11253 comments Yz the Whyz wrote: "Valorie wrote: "Hey Yz,
I just want to find out if we can use the first letter of the authors first name or not? I notice quite a few people are using the first name, but it says in your first pos..."


Thanks for changing it! I am going to leave my list as is.


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Should we just edit our original list as we go, or paste the entire list as a new comment as we go?


message 45: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Jul 02, 2010 02:44PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "Should we just edit our original list as we go, or paste the entire list as a new comment as we go?"

Repost as always.

Fran is just talking about the rule that says you can only use first letters from an author's last name. Now we are including first letters from an author's first name.


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish OK, thank you!


message 47: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish (last edited Jul 02, 2010 02:44PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish 1. "J" - Hidden Fire - author Jo Davis
2. "U" - Under Fire - Starts with U
3. "L" - Love in the Afternoon - Starts with L - Done!
4. "Y" - You Slay Me - Starts with Y

Under Fire (Firefighters of Station Five, #2) by Jo Davis Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas Hidden Fire (Firefighters of Station Five, #3) by Jo Davis You Slay Me (Aisling Grey Guardian, #1) by Katie MacAlister

1/4 Completed


Mistress SuckMyBlackDagger (suckmyblackdagger) | 109 comments 2010 Read the Month Challenge: July
0/4

J- Mortal Temptation by Allyson James
U- Undercover by Lauren Dane
L- Light My Fire by Jodi Redford
Y- Something More by Amanda Young
Mortal Temptations (Mortal Series, #1) by Allyson James Undercover (Federation Chronicles, #1) by Lauren Dane Light My Fire by Jodi Redford Something More by Amanda Young


message 49: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments Okay, have edited the directions - you can now use first and last names :)


message 50: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 4260 comments Yay, thanks Mel!


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