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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Sep 26, 2010 04:24PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments (Sorry for posting this late. Real life had been crazy)

Here is where we post our official lists and update our progress.

Special thanks to the members who regularly stop by at the Suggestions Thread and share their input. It definitely helped me a lot when I put together the monthly categories. Thanks, guys.

1. October: Read a book which title starts with “O”.

2. Birthday: Read a book from an October B-day celebrant’s GR bookshelf. (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...)

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

4.Teacher’s Day: Read a book set in a school, college or university, or a character is in the education field (teacher, professor, lecturer, etc).

5. Law & Order Read a book where one of the major character is a lawyer or judge, or in the 911 Emergency Service field (police, firefighter, paramedic, etc).

6. Halloween Read a ‘scary’ book, or one that features a typical “Halloween” character (witch, vampire, ghost, etc)

7. National Book Month Read a book set in the publishing business, or a book about writing, or one with a character that is a writer, publisher, editor, etc.

8. Romance Genre: Read a romantic suspense book or a suspenseful romance.

9. Of Lists and Shelves:Teen Read Week Read a book from the first five pages of either of the following shelves:

young adult
teen reads
juvenile fiction

10. Reader's Choice

Challenge Duration: October 1 – October 31, 2010

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s. It will really help us with the group updates.


Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) (jim_formerly_photojim) | 5294 comments I'm in. I'll post as I go.


message 3: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 721 comments I'm in!


message 4: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (kebrand0112) I'm in! List to follow.


message 5: by N.L. (new)

N.L. Riviezzo (nlriviezzo) I'm in for a few categories.


message 6: by exxcentrica (new)

exxcentrica Me too!


message 7: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 4477 comments Woohoo! I'm so in!

As this is my birthday month, I'll try to do all the categories...let's see if I make it!


message 8: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 11369 comments I'm in!


message 9: by Christine (Cagnes) (last edited Oct 25, 2010 03:32PM) (new)

Christine (Cagnes) (cagnes) | 118 comments 2010 RRRC October Monthly Challenge:

9/10 complete



1. October: One Dance with a Duke (10/4)
2. Birthday (Auntee!): Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon (10/5)
3. North Carolina: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
4. Teacher's Day:McKettricks of Texas: Garrett by Linda Lael Miller (HS teacher) (10/1)
5. Law/Order: Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb (cop) (10/16)
6. Halloween: Soulless (10/9)
7. Book Month: Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas (writer & publisher) (10/15)
8. Romantic suspense: Forbidden Fruit by Erica Spindler (10/17)
9. Shelves (YA): Graceling by Kristin Cashore (10/24)
10. My Choice: Changeless by Gail Carriger (10/12)

One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club, #1) by Tessa Dare Night Play (Dark-Hunter, #5) (Were-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen McKettricks of Texas Garrett (McKettricks, #12) by Linda Lael Miller Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6) by J.D. Robb Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas Forbidden Fruit by Erica Spindler Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Kristin Cashore Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate, #2) by Gail Carriger


message 10: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) I'm in!


message 11: by Ceej (new)

Ceej (drqangel) | 1015 comments I'm in working on the list


message 12: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ I'm in. I'll post as I go.


message 13: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) I'm in as well. List to come.


message 14: by Say (new)

Say (say_22) | 85 comments of course im in....=)


message 15: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1281 comments I am in. Thanks Yz!


message 16: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Paige wrote: "I'm in!!
2. From Lauran's List- To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee (any romance?)
6. The Lake of Souls- Darren Shan (sort of out of genre)
8. The Cold Kiss- John Rector
9. Mokingjay- Suzanne Co..."


Although we read pre-dominantly romance, all genres are welcome in our challenges, as long as they fit a category.


message 17: by Becky (last edited Oct 06, 2010 01:23PM) (new)

Becky (beckysbusyreading) | 258 comments Of course I am in! I am totally addicted to challenges! I will post as I go!

1. Starts with the Letter "O": Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros
2. Birthday: Jenny on October 5 (also my daughter's what a great date!): Undomestice Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
3. Sabrina Jeffries lives in North Carolina I will read: A Hellion in Her Bed
4. Teacher:
5. Law & Order:
6. Halloween: Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
7. National Book Month:
8. Dark Lover by JR Ward
9. Of Lists and Shelves:
10. Reader's Choice: Sinful in Satin by Madeline Hunter


message 18: by Penney (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments I'm in!


message 19: by Tania (new)

Tania | 644 comments I'm in...

1. October: The Omegas
2. Birthday: Heart of the Dragon Happy birthday Michelle!
3. Geography: No Other Lover Will Do
4.Teacher’s Day: Under the Boardwalk
5. Law & Order: Burn
6. Halloween Read:The Chosen Sin
7. National Book Month: Key of Knowledge
8. Romance Genre:Wild Card
9. Of Lists and Shelves:Shiver
10. Reader's Choice:Devil's Bride

The Omegas (Vanguards, #1) by Annie Nicholas Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, #1) by Gena Showalter No Other Lover Will Do by Cheris Hodges Under the Boardwalk (Costas Sisters #1) by Carly Phillips Burn by Linda Howard The Chosen Sin by Anya Bast Key of Knowledge (Key Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts Wild Card (Elite Ops, #1) by Lora Leigh Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Devil's Bride (Cynster, #1) by Stephanie Laurens


message 20: by Mojca (new)

Mojca | 1414 comments Of course, I'm in...List subject to change.


1. October: Outlaw Lovers Dossier by Jan Springer
2. Birthday: Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice (B-Day celebrant: Auntee)
3. Geography (North Carolina): Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy
4. Teacher’s Day: Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
5. Law & Order: Last to Die by Kate Brady
6. Halloween: Dark Peril by Christine Feehan
7. National Book Month: One Summer by Nora Roberts
8. Romance Genre (Romantic Suspense): Shadows at Midnight by Elizabeth Jennings
9. Of Lists and Shelves - Teen Read Week: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
10. Reader's Choice: Assassin's Heart by Monica Burns

Outlaw Lovers Dossier by Jan Springer Into the Crossfire (Protectors, #1) by Lisa Marie Rice Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1) by Erin McCarthy Hard and Fast (Fast Track, #2) by Erin McCarthy Last to Die by Kate Brady Dark Peril (Carpathians, #21) by Christine Feehan One Summer (Celebrity Magazine #2) (Language of Love #31 - Red and White Roses) by Nora Roberts Shadows at Midnight by Elizabeth Jennings Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Assassin's Heart (Order of the Sicari, #2) by Monica Burns


message 21: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 1381 comments I'm in...let me get my list together :)


message 22: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments Count me in, please! List to follow


message 23: by D.G. (last edited Sep 25, 2010 10:57AM) (new)

D.G. | 4477 comments 2010 RRRC October Monthly Challenge - 0/10 Read


1. O is for Orgasm...Wha?!! Are you sure is for October?
On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
2. Happy Birthday, Me! Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
3. Oh Carolina: The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
4. I Kissed a Teacher and I Liked It: Too Good To Be True by Kristan Higgins
5. To Serve and Protect: Faith & Fidelity or Plain Truth or Casting Spells
6. Booooo!! Second Glance or Silver Borne or Casting Spells
7. It's Always Book Month For Me: The Thirteenth Tale or In the Name of Salome or La Sombra Del Viento
8. Run, Run! Untraceable by Laura Griffin
9. OMG!! This is like...the best book EVA! The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
10. Hmmm, What should I pick? The Spymaster's Lady or Skin Game


message 24: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (db_debber) | 2757 comments I am in, will post soon :)


message 25: by Penny (new)

Penny | 103 comments I'm in.


message 26: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3650 comments D.G you are too funny! thanks for the laugh.


message 27: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 30, 2010 05:00PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3650 comments Of course I'm in since I can't resist a challenge, well a book challenge anyway.


0/10 DONE
1. "O": Obsession Untamed - Pamela Palmer
2. B-day (Annvelwis): Ashes of Midnight Lara Adrian
3. North Carolina: Blue Bayou -- Joann Ross
4. Teacher's Day: Dark Magick - Cate Tiernan
5. Law & Order: Defending Angels - Mary Stanton
6. Halloween: Cat's Eye - William Johnstone
7. Nat'l Book Month: Solomon's Jar - Alex Archer (freelance writer)
8. Romantic Suspense: The Perfect Couple - Brenda Novak
9. Of Lists & Shelves: Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) - Richelle Mead
10. Choice: Zack - Cheyenne McCray

Obsession Untamed (Feral Warriors, #2) by Pamela Palmer Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6) by Lara Adrian Blue Bayou (Callahan Brothers, #1) by JoAnn Ross Dark Magick (Sweep, #4) by Cate Tiernan Defending Angels (Beaufort & Company, #1) by Mary Stanton Cat's Eye (Cat, #2) by William W. Johnstone Solomon's Jar (Rogue Angel, #2) by Alex Archer The Perfect Couple (Last Stand, #4) by Brenda Novak Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)  by Richelle Mead Zack (Armed and Dangerous, #1) by Cheyenne McCray


message 28: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Oct 30, 2010 08:39AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 452 comments As always I'm in for at least 3 but am aiming to complete all 10.

3/10 DONE; UPDATED 10.30

Starts with "O": Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

B-Day: Soulless by Gail Carriger (Lazuline's 10/2)

Geo-N.Carolina: Say No To Joe? by Lori Foster

Teacher Day: A Version of the Truth by Jennifer Kaufman

Law & Order: 92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber

Halloween: Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost

National Book Month: Dune Road by Jane Green

Romance Genre: An Unforgettable Lady by Jessica Bird

Teen Read: Ninth Key by Meg Cabot (teens read shelf page 2)

Reader's Choice: Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

FINISHED:
An Unforgettable Lady by Jessica Bird Wicked Appetite (The Unmentionables, #1) by Janet Evanovich Dune Road by Jane Green


Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess | 130 comments October Challenge

Challenge Duration: October 1 – October 31, 2010

0/5

1. October: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

2. Birthday: Happy B-day Lazuline! Bloodfever

6. Halloween: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

9. Of Lists and Shelves:Teen Read Week: Extras

10. Reader's Choice: Reserved for Pick it challenge choice


message 30: by Charlotte (Buried in Books) (last edited Sep 25, 2010 11:16AM) (new)

Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 561 comments I'm in, just gotta sort out which catergories I'm gonna do.

Jess, I like your choice for the first catergory. It's slowing sinking in that Jennifer Rardin is gone - Jaz Parks and Vayl are wonderful creations and I can't wait for Bitten in Two to come out.


message 32: by Someoneyouknow (new)

Someoneyouknow I'm in. I hope it's OK if I only do 3 categories.

October Monthly Challenge

Challenge Duration: October 1 – October 31, 2010

0/3 (tentative list)

1. October: Over Strand And Field - Gustave Flaubert by Gustave Flaubert
9. Of Lists and Shelves:Teen Read Week : Lord of the Flies by William Golding
10.Reader's Choice : The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller


message 33: by ~Megan~ (last edited Oct 03, 2010 02:05PM) (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) Very tentative list:

0/10

1. October: One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Birthday: Simply Love by Catherine Anderson (Happy birthday to ME!)
3. Geography: The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
4. Teacher’s Day: Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren
5. Law & Order: Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts
6. Halloween: Abandon the Night by Joss Ware (ZOMBIES!)
7. National Book Month: Tribute by Nora Roberts
8. Romance Genre (Romantic Suspense): At the Edge by Cait London
9. Of Lists and Shelves - Teen Read Week: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
10. Reader's Choice: Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter, #16) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Simply Love by Catherine Anderson The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen Wolf at the Door (The Others, #1) by Christine Warren Brazen Virtue (SS/BV #2) by Nora Roberts Abandon the Night (Envy Chronicles, #3) by Joss Ware Tribute by Nora Roberts At the Edge (Psychic Triplet Trilogy, Book 1) by Cait London Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3) by Loretta Chase


message 34: by Daffodil (new)

Daffodil (daffodil--ripcranberry) | 1058 comments I'm all in. I'll post my list of books after I've had time to think on it.


message 35: by Karen (last edited Sep 25, 2010 01:16PM) (new)

Karen Angel (karenangel) | 8 comments im in
need time 2 make my list though

1. October:
2. Birthday:
3. North Carolina:
4. School:
5. Law/Order:
6. Halloween:
7. Writer:
8. Suspense:
9. Shelves:
10. My Choice:


message 36: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Sep 26, 2010 07:54AM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB I'm in again :)

1. October: Only a Duke Will Do by Jeffries
2. Birthday (auntee): Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by MacLean
3. North Carolina: Cold Mountain by Frazier
4. School: The School for Heiresses by Jeffries
5. Law/Order: Something About You by James
6. Halloween: Haunted Honeymoon at Casa Dracula by Acosta
7. Writer: Dreaming of You by Kleypas
8. Suspense: Crazy Hot by Janzen
9. Shelves: Life As We Knew It by Pfeffer
10. My Choice: The Bride of Casa Dracula by Acosta

Only a Duke Will Do (School for Heiresses, Book 2) by Sabrina Jeffries Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier The School for Heiresses (School for Heiresses, Anthology 1) by Sabrina Jeffries Something About You by Julie James Haunted Honeymoon at Casa Dracula (Casa Dracula, #4) by Marta Acosta Dreaming of You (Gamblers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer The Bride of Casa Dracula (Casa Dracula, #3) by Marta Acosta


message 37: by Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog) (last edited Sep 25, 2010 01:27PM) (new)

Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog) October Reading Challenge

0/10 Compete

October: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
Birthday (Auntee): Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas
Geography: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Teachers Day:
Law & Order:
Halloween: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
National Book Month: Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Romantic Suspense: Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann
Shelves: Holes by Louis Sachar
Readers Choice: Covet by JR Ward

On the Edge (The Edge, #1) by Ilona Andrews Married By Morning (The Hathaways, #4) by Lisa Kleypas The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews Single White Vampire (Argeneau, #3) by Lynsay Sands Hot Target (Troubleshooters, #8) by Suzanne Brockmann Holes by Louis Sachar Covet (The Fallen Angels, #1) by J.R. Ward


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message 39: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (cleocleveland) | 1099 comments I'm in.

0/10 Read

1. October: Obsidian Prey bu Jayne Castle
2. Happy B-Day D.G.!: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
3. N. Carolina: The Angel Whispered Danger by Mignon F. Ballard
4. Teacher's Day: The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
5. Law & Order: Holiday in Death by JD Robb
6. Halloween: Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks
7. National Book Month: Unspeakable by Laura Griffin
8. Romantic Suspense: Rescue Me by Christy Reece
9. Teen Spirit: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
10. Choice: Crave by JR Ward

Obsidian Prey (Harmony, #6) by Jayne Castle Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs The Angel Whispered Danger (An Augusta Goodnight Mystery) by Mignon F. Ballard The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9) by Kerrelyn Sparks Unspeakable (Tracers, #2) by Laura Griffin Rescue Me (Last Chance Rescue, #1) by Christy Reece The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward


message 40: by Erin (new)

Erin H I'm in...I'll post later!!


message 41: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Sep 28, 2010 08:40AM) (new)

Fran | 11369 comments 0/8 Completed

1. October: Outta the Bag by MaryJanice Davidson
2. Birthday: Happy Bday Michelle! Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson
3. North Carolina: When Bruce Met Cyn by Lori Foster
4. School: Just a Hint Clint by Lori Foster (school teacher)
5. Law/Order:
6. Halloween: Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
7. Writer: I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max (autobiographical stories by writer)
8. Suspense:
9. Shelves: Vampire Academy
10. My Choice: The Darkest Kiss

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris Just a Hint Clint by Lori Foster When Bruce Met Cyn (Visitation, North Carolina, #3) by Lori Foster Undead and Unpopular (Undead, #5) by MaryJanice Davidson Outta the Bag by MaryJanice Davidson The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead


message 42: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michelle_mc) | 670 comments I'm in this month, will get a list together :)


message 43: by Amber (new)

Amber | 715 comments I'm in!


message 44: by Dee (last edited Sep 28, 2010 04:45PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Of course I'm in...list to follow

Current Status - 0/10

1. Orchard Valley Grooms
2. Lover Enshrined from Carolyn F
3. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
4. Crossing Washington Square Professor
5. Running Hot Paramedics
6. The Darkest Whisper Demon
7. The House on Olive Street Writer
8. Hot Pursuit
9. Speak
10. TBD


message 45: by Erin (new)

Erin (erin-b) I'm in. I'll post a list when I get it together.


message 46: by Judithe (new)

Judithe | 392 comments I'm in!

Looking forward to putting my list together!


message 47: by Emily (new)

Emily I'm in too...I think ...lol...Im new to the group I shall try to figure out a list any suggestions???...xx


message 48: by Jasmin (last edited Oct 16, 2010 12:06AM) (new)

Jasmin (princ3ssjasmin) | 91 comments RRRC October Monthly Challenge
Duration: October 1-31, 2010

10/10 Done!

1. October: One Night for Love (Bedwyn Prequels #1) by Mary Balogh 10/11 ★★★★✩
2. Birthday: Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas from bday celebrant Auntee 10/03 ★★★★★
3. North Carolina: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks 10/11 ★★★★★
4. Teacher’s Day: Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries, #3) by Meg Cabot 10/09 ★★★★✩
5. Law & Order: Naked in Death (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb 10/06 ★★★★✩
6. Halloween: Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) by J.R. Ward 10/09 ★★★★✩
7. National Book Month: Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 10/13 ★★★★★
8. Suspenseful Romance: Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard 10/14 ★★★★✩
9. Teen Read Week: Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins (shelved 1188 times as young-adult) 10/16 ★★★★✩
10. Reader's Choice: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons #5) by Julia Quinn 10/02 ★★★★★


One Night for Love by Mary Balogh Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries, #3) by Meg Cabot Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons, #5) by Julia Quinn

FINISHED.

Another spectacular challenge done.

Thanks Yz and the entire RRRC group. ♥


message 49: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2218 comments Charlotte (Buried in Books) wrote: "I'm in, just gotta sort out which catergories I'm gonna do.

Jess, I like your choice for the first catergory. It's slowing sinking in that Jennifer Rardin is gone - Jaz Parks and Vayl are wonde..."


I know, I can't believe she is gone either. She is one of my favorites. I love the Jazz Parks series. She will be missed.


message 50: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 2218 comments Count me in! Will post list shortly.


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