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message 1: by Lauren (last edited Jul 10, 2011 09:51AM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments Challenge Title:Series K.O.

Duration:12/2/10-12/2/11 one year

Number of Books: 108 books or 12 series(one for each month in the year)

Challenge Description:The goal is to complete all the series I have started in the past and start this year or at least complete one series per calender month. Rereads are allowed. The books can be read as part of other challenges. The books in the series can be read in any order just as long as it is completed. A series does not have to be completed by the end of each month as long as there are twelve series or 108 books that are part of series' completed by the end of the challenge duration. I can read more then these numbers but no less.

Note: The reason I decided that 108 books would be a decent number as a substitute to just the number of series is because the average number in the series' I read is nine books and 9x12=108.

18/108
Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward
1.Dark Lover
2.Lover Eternal
3.Lover Awakened
4.Lover Revealed
5.Lover Unbound
6.Lover Enshrined
6.5Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella's Story
7.Lover Avenged
8.Lover Mine
9.Lover Unleashed

Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
1.Moon Called
2.Blood Bound
3.Iron Kissed
4.Bone Crossed
5.Silver Borne

Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian
1.Kiss of Midnight
2.Kiss of Crimson
3.Midnight Awakening
4.Midnight Rising
5.Veil of Midnight
6.Ashes of Midnight
7.Shades of Midnight
8.Taken by Midnight
9.Deeper Than Midnight

Highlander Series by Karen Marie Moning
1.Beyond the Highland Mist
2.To Tame a Highland Warrior
3.The Highlander's Touch
4.Kiss of the Highlander
5.The Dark Highlander
6.The Immortal Highlandercompleted June 30, 2011
7.Spell of the Highlander
8.Into the Dreaming

Undead Series by Maryjanice Davidson
1.Undead and Unwed
2.Undead and Unemployedcompleted (12/4/10-12/5/10)
3.Undead and UnappreciatedCompleted Feb 28, 2011
4.Undead and UnreturnableCompleted April 1, 2011
5.Undead and Unpopular Completed April 5, 2011
6.Undead and Uneasy Completed April 9, 2011
7.Undead and UnworthyCompleted April 20, 2011
8.Undead and UnwelcomeCompleted April 29, 2011
9.Undead and Unfinished Completed May 4, 2011

Dirk & Steele by Marjorie Liu
1.Tiger Eye
2.Shadow Touch
3.The Red Heart of Jade
4.Dark Dreamers
5.Eye of Heaven
6.Soul Song
7.The Last Twilight
8.The Wild Road
9.The Fire King

The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel
1.Evermore Completed December 27, 2010
2.Blue Moon
3.ShadowlandCompleted June 29, 2011
4.Dark Flame
5.Night Star

Mackayla Lane Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
1.Darkfever Completed May 13, 2011
2.BloodfeverCompleted June 9, 2011
3.FaefeverCompleted June 9, 2011
4.DarkfeverCompleted June 28, 2011
5.Shadowfever

Wyndham Werewolf Series by MaryJanice Davidson
1.Dead and Loving It Completed May 9, 2011
2.Dead Over Heels
3.Naughty Or Nice
4.Derik's Bane

The League Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1.Born of Night
2.Born of FireCompleted June 21, 2011
3.Born of IceCompleted July 9, 2011
4.Born of Shadows

Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris
Book 10Dead in the FamilyCompleted January 26, 2011

Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
1. Fallen Completed December 27, 2010



message 2: by Lauren (last edited May 13, 2011 10:11AM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments ok I am in :)
I am 21 years old and I was born in 1990.
because I will be 21 before my challenge is complete I will read one extra book for 2011
I have one year to complete this challenge
My start date is December 1, 2010
My Finish date is December 1, 2011
Lifetime of Books Challenge
1990-Jurassic Park
1991-Sophie's World
1992-Along Came a Spider
1993-Where There's Smoke
1994-One for the Money
1995-Freedom's Landing
1996-Born of Night
1997-Sunlight Moonlight
1998-Pandora
1999-To Tame a Highland Warrior
2000-A Kiss of Shadows
2001-Kiss of the Highlander
2002-The Dark Highlander
2003-Shadow Game
2004- Undead and Unemployedcompleted (12/4/10-12/5/10)
2005-Awaken Me Darkly
2006-Star of the Morning
2007-Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Completed May 13, 2011
2008-Iron Kissed
2009-Evermore completed (12/2/10-12/3/10)
2010-Dead in the Family completed (1/7/11-1/9/11)
2011-Lily of the Nile

0/21 Completed


message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments book places link=lifesaver :)

http://www.goodreads.com/places


message 4: by Lauren (last edited Jun 29, 2011 12:17PM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments Romance 101 reading challenge

Duration: 6 months
Started: January 12, 2011
Goal: Read one book for each romance sub-genre listed.

Total: 12 books

1. Contemporary Romance
2. Historical Romance
3. Romantic Suspense or Suspenseful Romance
4. Paranormal Romance-Dead and Loving It by MaryJanice Davidson completed May 9,2011
5. Science-Fiction or Futuristic Romance Born of Fire
6. Fantasy Romance-Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Completed May 13, 2011
7. Time-travel Romance Shadowland-Alyson Noel Completed June 29, 2011
8. Inspirational or Christian Romance
9. Multi-cultural or Interracial Romance
10. Erotic Romance
11. Serial or Category Romance (Silhouette, Harlequin, Mills&Boon, etc)
12. Classic or Mainstream Fiction that includes a love story as a major part of its storyline.
(What is the difference between a 'love story' and a 'romance'? The former does not guarantee a happy ending. Examples: Love Story, The Bridges of Madison County, The Time Traveler's Wife, Nicholas Spark's books, etc)


message 5: by Lauren (last edited May 26, 2011 06:31PM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments 2011 May Monthly Challenge
I am so in!!!!!!
5/5
1.1 M is for May- Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Completed May 13, 2011
4.2 Cinco de Mayo-The Green Hills of Earth by Robert A. Heinlein completed May 22, 2011
7.1 Mayflowers-Roses by Leila Meacham completed May 26,2011
8.1 Different World-Dead and Loving It by MaryJanice Davidson Completed May 9, 2011
10. Readers Choice-Undead and Unfinishedby MaryJanice Davidson Complete May 4, 2011


message 6: by Lauren (last edited Sep 14, 2011 02:21PM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments RRRC's 2nd Reading Tournament: The Name Game Edition
May 1st-October 30th
You may check off a maximum of 4 names from one book
10/50 Books
27/200 Names

Undead and Unfinished by MaryJanice Davidson Completed May 4, 2011
1.Jon
2.William
3.Caroline


Dead and Loving It by MaryJanice Davison Completed May 9,2011
4.Michael
5.Elizabeth AKA Betsy

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Completed May 13, 2011
6.Makayla spelled in the book as Mackayla

Dreamfeverby Karen Marie Moning Completed June 28, 2011
7.Katherine (Kat the Sidhe-Seer)
8.Christian (The Druid)

Shadowland-Alyson Noel Completed June 29, 2011
9. Ava
10.Miles

Dark Lover-J. R. Ward Completed July 7, 2011
11.Xavior

Born of IceSherrilyn Kenyon Completed July 9, 2011
12. Alix(alexa)
13.caillen(colin)
14.Claria(Claire
15. Adron(adrian)
16. paden(payton)

Shadowfever Karen Marie Moning
Completed July 9, 2011
17.Jack
18.Gabriel

Shades of Midnight-Lara Adrian Completed August 8, 2011
19.Annabeth(anna)
20.Alexandra
21.Dave(david)
22.Chase
23.Hunter
24.Elise(Ellie)

Kiss of Crimson-Lara Adrian Completed August 11, 2011
25.Ben(Benjamin)
26.Nora
27.Savannah

Kiss of Midnight Lara Adrian completed 8/19/11
28.Kendra(Kendall)
29.Megan
30.Eva

Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day completed August 31, 2011
31.Christoph(Christopher)
32.Alexios(Alexander)
33.Brennan(Branden)
34.Riley
35.Maria

Code of the Wolf by Susan Krinard completed September 11, 2011
36. victoria
37.leah
38.adam
39.jonathan
40. grace

Girls' Names
Aaliyah Abby Abigail Addison Adriana Alana Alexa Alexandra Alexis Allison Alyssa Amelia Anna Annabelle Arianna Ashlyn Aubrey Audrey Ava Avery Bailey Bella Brianna Brooke Brooklyn Cadence Camryn Carly Caroline Charlotte Chloe Claire Elizabeth Ella Ellie Emily Emma Eva Evelyn Gabriella Gianna Grace Gracie Hailey Hannah Harper Isabella Isabelle Jada Jasmine Jordyn Julia Juliana Kaitlyn Katherine Kayla Kaylee Keira Kendall Kennedy Kylie Lauren Layla Leah
Lillian Lily Lucy Lyla Mackenzie Madelyn Madison Makayla Makenna Maria Maya Megan Mia Molly Morgan Natalie Nevaeh Nora Olivia Paige Peyton Reagan Riley Sadie Samantha Sarah Savannah Scarlett Sophia Sophie
Stella Sydney Taylor Victoria Violet Zoe

Boys' Names
Aaron Adam Adrian Aiden Alex Alexander Andrew Anthony Austin Benjamin Blake Brady Brandon Brayden Brody Bryce Caden Caleb Cameron Carson Carter Charlie Chase Christian Christopher Cole Colin Colton Connor Cooper Daniel David Devin Dominic Dylan Eli Elijah Ethan Evan Gabriel Gavin Grayson Hayden Henry Hudson Hunter Ian Isaac Isaiah Jack Jackson Jacob Jake James Jason Jayden Jeremiah John Jonathan Jordan Joseph Joshua Josiah Julian Justin Landon Levi Liam Logan Lucas Luke Mason Matthew Max Micah Michael Miles Nathan Nathaniel Nicholas Noah Nolan Oliver Owen Parker Riley Robert Ryan Ryder Sam Samuel Sean Sebastian Thomas Tristan Tyler William Wyatt Xavier Zachary

Link http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5...


message 7: by Lauren (last edited Jun 29, 2011 08:50AM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments June 2011 Monthly Message #80
I am in.
I will plan on reading five this month but I hope to read more.
0/5

1.Sunlight Moonlight-Amanda Ashley
2.Dark Lover-J. R. Ward June 12th Bday
3.Magic to the Bone-Devon Monk
4.A Man Rides Through-Stephen R. Donaldson
5.Shadowland-Alyson Noel Completed June 29, 2011
6.Dark Celebration-Christine Feehan
7.The Immortal Highlander-Karen Marie Moning
8.Chasing Harry Winston-Laura Weisberger
9. TBD
10.Dreamfever-Karen Marie Moning Completed June 28, 2011


message 8: by Lauren (last edited Aug 31, 2011 07:29PM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments July 2011 Monthly Challenge Message #51
Challenge duration: July 1 - July 31
2/5

1. J is for July:Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
2. Happy Birthday!: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
3. Virginia.
4. USA Independence Day (July 4):Born of IceSherrilyn Kenyon Completed July 9, 2011
5. France:
6. Life's a Beach: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
7.Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan
8.I Forgot Day (July 2) Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
9.International Joke Day (July 1):Zombies Sold Separatelyby Cheyenne McCray
10.Shadowfever By Karen Marie Moning completed July 19, 2011


message 9: by Lauren (last edited Jul 10, 2011 09:44AM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments Title: (Read) The 4 Elements
Duration: July 1 - December 31, 2011
Categories: cover/setting/character
Books to read: 4, 8, 12 or 16

EARTH

1. Cover:
1.1 Read a book with a predominately green or brown cover.
1.2 Read a book with a field, forest/greenery/thick foliage (jungle, meadow etc.) or sandy dunes/desert on its cover (it has to be a predominant feature!).

2. Setting:
2.1 Read a book set on a farm or ranch, in the forest/jungle, in the desert or in northern countries (Northern hemisphere for those living in the southern one, Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, northern USA etc.).
2.2 Read a book set in winter.

3. Character:
3.1 Read a book featuring a heroine that is a mother or grandmother.
3.2 Read a book featuring a heroine that is a cook, chef and/or baker.
3.3 Read a book with a main character that is a potter, speleologist or works with rocks, minerals or crystals.
3.4 Read a book with a main character that is a “protector” (police officer, bodyguard etc.).
3.5 Read a book with a passive heroine (kick-ass chicks need not apply).



WATER

1. Cover:
1.1 Read a book with a predominately blue or black cover.Born of IceSherrilyn Kenyon Completed July 9, 2011
1.2 Read a book with a body of water (sea, lake, river etc.), fountain/cascade/etc., or a rainy-scene on its cover (it has to be a predominant feature!).

2. Setting:
2.1 Read a book set on (or beside) a sea or lake, on an island or in the “western” countries (a western/American frontier historical is allowed, though not encouraged).
2.2 Read a book set in autumn.

3. Character:
3.1 Read a book with a main character that works with/in water (marine biologist, diver, ship captain, Coast Guard officer, sailor etc.).
3.2 Read a book with a main character that is in the “cleaning” profession (laundress, cleaning lady, owns a dry cleaning business etc.) or is an entrepreneur, business tycoon etc.
3.3 Read a book with a strong heroine.



FIRE

1. Cover:
1.1 Read a book with a predominately red, orange, pink or purple cover.
1.2 Read a book with a fire on cover (it has to be a predominant feature!).
1.3 Read a book with a firefighter/fire-engine on cover.

2. Setting:
2.1 Read a book set in a fire house or any other setting associate with firefighters and fire (smack in the middle of a wild fire, for example) or in the southern countries (Southern hemisphere for those living in northern one, Latin America, Africa, southern USA states etc.).
2.2 Read a book set in summer.

3. Character:
3.1 Read a book with a main character that is a fireman, arson investigator etc.
3.2 Read a book with a strong hero (the more Alpha the better).
3.3 Read an erotic book.
3.4 Read a young adult book.



AIR

1. Cover:
1.1 Read a book with a predominately yellow, white or light-blue cover.
1.2 Read a book with the sky, wind/twister etc. on cover (it has to be a predominant feature!).
1.3 Read a book with a plane/pilot, balloon etc. on cover.

2. Setting:
2.1 Read a book set on a plane, high in the mountains or in the East (middle-East or far-East).
2.2 Read a book set in spring.

3. Character:
3.1 Read a book with a main character that is a pilot, airman, parachute, sky-diver, world-traveler/globetrotter etc. or a braniac, scientist, science teacher, intellectual etc.
3.2 Read a book with a passive hero (Beta all the way).
3.3 Read a second-chances book.



BONUS: TITLE&COVER CONCOCTION—read a book where an element is repeated both on cover and in the title)
EARTH—field, forest/greenery/thick foliage or sandy dunes/desert on cover and word “EARTH” in the title
WATER—body of water, fountain, rainy scene etc. on cover and word “WATER” in the title
FIRE—fire, firefighter, fire-engine on cover and word “FIRE” in the title
AIR—sky, wind, plane/pilot, balloon etc. on cover and word “AIR” in the title


message 10: by Lauren (last edited Sep 13, 2011 04:40PM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments August 2011 Monthly Challenge

4/5 completed

1. "A" is for August: Atlantis Unleashed-Alyssa Day Completed 8/31/11

2. Happy Birthday!:Cry WolfPatricia Briggs

3. Geography:One for the Money-Janet Evanovich

4. Kiss and Make up Day: Kiss of Midnight Lara Adrian completed 8/19/11

5. National Thriftshop Day:Crave-J. R. Ward

6. Frankenstein Day: Read a horror book or a book with a "monster" in it.

7. Lazy Day:Kiss of Crimson-Lara Adrian Completed August 11, 2011

8. Back to School: Read a book that takes place in school or a young adult book.

9. Romance Awareness Month: Lover Awakened- J. R. Ward

10. Reader's Choice: Shades of Midnight-Lara Adrian Completed August 8, 2011

Challenge duration: August 1 - August


message 11: by Lauren (last edited Sep 25, 2011 10:17PM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments September 2011 Monthly Challenge

0/5 completed

1.Code of the Wolf by Susan Krinard completed September 11, 2011
2.The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
3.
4. Water Bound by Christine Feehan
5. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews completed 9/21/11
6. Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh completed 9/25/11
7. The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
8.
9.
10.Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu

11.


message 12: by Lauren (last edited Sep 25, 2011 10:48PM) (new)

Lauren Willshire (lillyobrian) | 64 comments October 2011 Monthly Chlallange

0/10 Completed

1.
2.P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
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