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message 1: by colleen (last edited Aug 31, 2011 01:21PM) (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments I'm trying to be more organized this year so I'll keep track of my books and challenges here.

Completed
RRRC Read the Month Challenge January 2011 GENNAIO done 1/9/11
RRRC FAC January 2011 Charlaine Harris done 1/10/11
RRRC Read the Season Winter Challenge INVERNO done 1/13/11
*RRRC 2011 A-Z Book Challenge done 1/20/11
RRRC January 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge done 1/23/11
PNR January 2011 Monthly Challenge done 1/26/11
RRRC 2011 Chubby Chunkster Challenge done 2/9/11
RRRC Read the Month Challenge February 2011 FEBBRAIO done 2/15/11
RRRC February 2011 Monthly Challenge done 2/17/11
RRRC February 2011 FAC: Julie Garwood done 2/18/11
PNR February 2011 Monthly Challenge done 2/22/11
Reading with Style Winter 2010-11 Reading Challenge done 2/28/11
RRRC March 2011 FAC: Catherine Coulter done 3/2/11
*RRRC 2011 A-Z Male Character Challenge done 3/8/11
RRRC March 2011 Read the Month Challenge MARZO done 3/8/11
PNR March 2011 Monthly Challenge done 3/14/11
RRRC March 2011 Monthly Challenge done 3/18/11
RRRC April 2011 FAC: Debbie Macomber done 4/1/11
RRRC Read the Month APRILE Challenge done 4/5/11
PNR April 2011 Challenge done 4/6/11
RRRC Read the Season Challenge Spring 2011 PRIMAVERA done 4/10/11
RRRC April 2011 Monthly Challenge done 4/12/11
*RRRC 2011 A-Z Author Challenge done 4/13/11
*RRRC 2011 A-Z Female Character Challenge done 5/13/11
RRRC Read the Month Challenge May 2011 MAGGIO done 5/16/11
RRRC May 2011 FAC: Iris Johansen done 5/22/11
PNR May 2011 Monthly Challenge done 5/23/11
RRRC May 2011 Reading Challenge done 5/31/11
RRRC June 2011 FAC: Lynsay Sands done 6/5/11
RRRC June 2011 Reading Challenge done 6/7/11
PNR June 2011 Reading Challenge done 6/9/11
RRRC Read the Month June "GIUGNO" Challenge done 6/29/11
RRRC Read the Season Summer Challenge ESTATE done 7/3/11
RRRC July 2011 FAC: Linda Lael Miller done 7/12/11
RRRC July 2011 Read the Month Challenge LUGLIO done 7/15/11
RRRC July 2011 Reading Challenge done 7/24/11
PNR July 2011 Reading Challenge done 7/29/11
PNR August 2011 Reading Challenge done 8/17/11
RRRC August 2011 Read the Month Challenge AGOSTO done 8/31/11
RRRC August 2011 FAC: Lori Foster done 8/31/11

In Progress
2011 Where Are You Reading Challenge
RRRC 2011 Create-Your-Own Challenge





*Just to make it a bit more challenging, for the A-Z challenges I'm going to use each book in only one challenge so I'll be reading 104 books to complete all 4.


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colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Read the Month Challenge - Gennaio 2011

7/7 completed!


G George Saunders - Pastoralia 1/2/11 ★★★
E The Emperor's Tomb - Steve Berry 1/3/11 ★★★★
N Nowhere Man - Aleksandar Hemon 1/5/11 ★★★
N Night of the Vampires - Heather Graham 1/9/11 ★★★
A All in the Family - Heather Graham 1/1/11 ★★★
I Ismail Kadare - Spring Flowers, Spring Frost: A Novel 1/1/11 ★★★
O On the Run - Iris Johansen 1/8/11 ★★★


message 3: by colleen (last edited Jan 15, 2011 07:25AM) (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC READ-THE-SEASON WINTER CHALLENGE: I-N-V-E-R-N-O
Duration: December 21, 2010 - March 19, 2011
8/8 Complete!


I Jar City - Arnaldur Indriðason 12/22/10 ★★★★
N Captivated by Carla Neggers 12/31/10 ★★
V Veil of Night: A Novel by Linda Howard 1/13/11 ★★★★★
E The Emperor's Tomb - Steve Berry 1/3/11 ★★★★
R Ruthless Boss, Royal Mistress by Natalie Anderson 12/22/10 ★★
N Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon 1/5/11 ★★★
O On the Run by Iris Johansen 1/8/11 ★★★

BONUS: Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper by India Grey 12/24/10 ★★★


message 4: by colleen (last edited Jan 15, 2011 07:17AM) (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC FAC January 2011 Charlaine Harris

I was a B to start with. I'm a big fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books, but less so of her other books. I read Real Murders on 1/10/11. I'm still a B. It was a pretty good book and I'll probably read other books in that series at some point.


message 5: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC 2011 A-Z Book Challenge
26/26 completed!


A All In the Family Heather Graham 1/1/2011
B Bound By Marriage Nalini Singh 1/10/2011
C Caught In the Act Lori Foster 1/5/2011
D Dead Man's Chest Kerry Greenwood 1/6/2011
E The Emperor's Tomb Steve Berry 1/3/2011
F Frozen Stiff Mary Logue 1/6/2011
G Ghost Town Rachel Caine 1/4/2011
H Husband For Hire Susan Wiggs 1/4/2011
I Ignorance Milan Kundera 1/2/2011
J Just Kids Patti Smith 1/16/2011
K Kiss At Your Own Risk Stephanie Rowe 1/17/2011
L Last Sacrifice Richelle Mead 1/10/2011
M Maus I A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History Art Spiegelman 1/7/2011
N Nowhere Man Aleksandar Hemon 1/5/2011
O On the Run Iris Johansen 1/8/2011
P Pastoralia George Saunders 1/2/2011
Q A Question of Upbringing Anthony Powell 1/18/2011
R Real Murders Charlaine Harris 1/10/2011
S Spring Flowers, Spring Frost Ismail Kadare 1/1/2011
T Talk Nerdy To Me Vicki Lewis Thompson 1/15/2011
U The Undead Kama Sutra Mario Acevedo 1/19/2011
V Veil of Night Linda Howard 1/13/2011
W A Wicked Lord at the Wedding Jillian Hunter 1/18/2011
X X-Rated Bloodsuckers Mario Acevedo 1/19/2011
Y You Know When the Men Are Gone Siobhan Fallon 1/20/2011
Z Zoo Story Thomas French 1/20/2011


message 6: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Monthly Challenge January 2011
10/10 completed!


1. January: Read a book which title starts with “J”.
Just Kids - Patti Smith 1/16/11 ★★

2. Birthday: Read a book from a January B-day celebrant’s GR bookshelf whose “day” falls on the same “day” as yours. If no one has the exact same day, then go for the closest date. (Sarah) (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2162...)
The Battle Sylph - L.J. McDonald 1/23/11 ★★★★

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, setting or character is from Delaware.
She'll Never Know - Hunter Morgan 1/15/11 ★★★

4. New Year Read a book by an author that is 'new' to you.
Nowhere Man - Aleksandar Hemon 1/5/11 ★★★

5. Beginnings Read a book that is the first book in a series, or a debut novel by an author.
Prince Joe - Suzanne Brockmann 1/7/11 ★★★★

6. Appreciate your Dragon Day Read a book that has dragons in it.
Dragonhaven - Robin McKinley 1/22/11 ★★★

7. National Take Back Your Time Week Read a book with time travel, or has an element of time as part of its title (midnight, noon, evening, etc).
Night of the Vampires - Heather Graham 1/9/11 ★★★

8. Rose Parade: Read a book that has flowers on its cover or as part of its title.
Spring Flowers, Spring Frost: A Novel - Ismail Kadare 1/1/11 ★★★

9. January Weather Depending on where you are, January can be a 'cold' month or a 'hot' month. Read a book that is set in a place that has the opposite weather to where you currently are.
Dead Man's Chest - Kerry Greenwood 1/6/11 (Australia) ★★★★

10. Reader's Choice
All in the Family: West Virginia/Betrayed by Love - Heather Graham 1/1/11 ★★★


message 7: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR January 2011 Monthly Challenge
10/10 completed!


1. vampires
(undead, different species, spawned by aliens, even sparkly ones all accepted)
X-Rated Bloodsuckers by Mario Acevedo 1/19/11

2. werewolves
(most popular of all weres, our lupine faves deserved their own separate category)
Werewolf Smackdown by Mario Acevedo 1/21/11

3. shifters
(transforms to any kind of animal except for wolves...see category 2)
Frostfire by Lynn Viehl 1/24/11

4. gods/goddesses/immortals
(doesn’t matter what mythology inspired them: Greek, Roman, Norse, etc)
Red Kiss by Deidre Knight 1/24/11

5. demons/angels
(demons: whether good or bad; angels: fallen or not, winged or not: any other denizen of either heavenly or hellish persuasion)
Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz 1/24/11

6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages
(all of the aformentioned plus any practitioners of magic)
Kiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe 1/17/11

7. fae/fairies
(elves, seelie/unseelie, etc)
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning 1/26/11

8. aliens/space cowboys/space adventurers/space mercenaries
(or any story set in space)
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats Mario Acevedo 1/19/11

9. psychics/ghosts/humans with paranormal abilities
(telekinesis, mind reading, time travel, etc)
Jailbait Zombie Mario Acevedo 1/21/11

10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians
(men or women who live to fight and/or protect)
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine 1/4/11


message 8: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments Books Read in January 2011
1 Spring Flowers, Spring Frost Ismail Kadare
2 All In the Family Heather Graham
3 Ignorance Milan Kundera
4 Pastoralia George Saunders
5 The Emperor's Tomb Steve Berry
6 Eden Burning Elizabeth Lowell
7 Husband For Hire Susan Wiggs
8 Ghost Town Rachel Caine
9 Nowhere Man Aleksandar Hemon
10 Caught In the Act Lori Foster
11 The Italian Duke's Wife Penny Jordan
12 Harvard's Education Suzanne Brockmann
13 Frozen Stiff Mary Logue
14 Hawken's Heart Suzanne Brockmann
15 Dead Man's Chest Kerry Greenwood
16 Maus I A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History Art Spiegelman
17 Prince Joe Suzanne Brockmann
18 Siddhartha Hermann Hesse
19 On the Run Iris Johansen
20 Night of the Vampires Heather Graham
21 Last Sacrifice Richelle Mead
22 Hero Under Cover Suzanne Brockmann
23 Real Murders Charlaine Harris
24 Bound By Marriage Nalini Singh
25 Craving Beauty Nalini Singh
26 Good Omens Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
27 Magic to the Bone Devon Monk
28 Veil of Night Linda Howard
29 Intimacy Hanif Kureishi
30 The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson
31 Talk Nerdy To Me Vicki Lewis Thompson
32 She'll Never Know Hunter Morgan
33 Just Kids Patti Smith
34 Djibouti Elmore Leonard
35 Kiss At Your Own Risk Stephanie Rowe
36 A Wicked Lord at the Wedding Jillian Hunter
37 A Question of Upbringing Anthony Powell
38 Disgrace J. M. Coetzee
39 The Nymphos of Rocky Flats Mario Acevedo
40 X-Rated Bloodsuckers Mario Acevedo
41 The Undead Kama Sutra Mario Acevedo
42 You Know When the Men Are Gone Siobhan Fallon
43 Zoo Story Thomas French
44 Jailbait Zombie Mario Acevedo
45 Werewolf Smackdown Mario Acevedo
46 In Too Deep Jayne Ann Krentz
47 Dragonhaven Robin Mckinley
48 Chill Stephanie Rowe
49 The Battle Sylph L. J. McDonald
50 Pack of Lies Laura Anne Gilman
51 Keys to the Repository Melissa de la Cruz
52 Red Kiss Deidre Knight
53 Frostfire Lynn Viehl
54 In Cold Pursuit Sarah Andrews
55 Shadowfever Karen Marie Moning
56 Brazen Virtue Nora Roberts
57 Packing For Mars Mary Roach
58 Antarctica Jim Mastro
59 Heartthrob Suzanne Brockmann
60 Baltimore Blues Laura Lippman
61 Will Grayson, Will Grayson John Green, David Levithan
62 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larsson
63 The Prince's Outback Bride Marion Lennox
64 The Tiger John Vaillant
65 Obsession Tori Carrington
66 The Presence Heather Graham


message 9: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC 2011 Chubby Chunkster Reading Challenge

Mor-book-ly Obese
8/8 completed!


1. The Emperor's Tomb by Steve Berry (480 pp) 1/3/11
2. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (594 pp) 1/10/11
3. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (630 pp) 1/14/11
4. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (594 pp) 1/26/11
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (563 pp) 1/29/11
6. Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis (560 pp) 2/3/11
7. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (503 pp) 2/8/11
8. Eldest by Christopher Paolini (704 pp) 2/9/11


message 10: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC READ-THE-MONTH Italian Edition
F-E-B-B-R-A-I-O (February)
Duration: February 1 - February 28, 2011
8/8 completed!


F Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell 2/2/11 ★★★
E Eragon by Christopher Paolini 2/8/11 ★★★★
B Wicked Enchantmentby Anya Bast 2/4/11 ★★★★
B Underfoot by Leanne Banks 2/5/11 ★★★
R Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan 2/2/11 ★★★
A Caught on Camera with the CEO by Natalie Anderson 2/3/11 ★★★
I In My Wildest Dreams by Christina Dodd 2/15/11 ★★★★
O Once Upon A Sofa by Myretta Robens 2/6/11 ★★


message 11: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC February 2011 Monthly Challege
10/10 completed!


1.February: Read a book which title starts with “F”.
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell 2/2/11

2. Birthday: Read a book from a February B-day celebrant’s GR bookshelf whose “day” falls on the same “day” as yours. If no one has the exact same day, then go for the closest date. (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2162...) (Carla)
Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast 2/4/11

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, setting or character is from Brazil.
Blackout by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza 2/17/11

4. Second Month Read a book that is second in a series, or has a two-word title.
Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan 2/2/11

5. Second Chances Read a book by an author you have given up, or a book whose plot involves a 'second chance' storyline (Ex. divorced/separated couple coming book together, etc).
Remembering One Wild Night (Texas Cattleman's Club: The Stolen Baby) by Kathie DeNosky 2/6/11

6. Shortest Month Read a novella, or an anthology (a book with several novellas).
Primal by Lora Leigh, et al. 2/2/11

7. Valentine's Day Read a book with a predominantly red cover, has a Valentine theme title or cover, or has the word (kiss, love, heart) as part of the title.
Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 2/4/11 Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

8. Black History Month: Read a book written by an African-American or has an African-American as one of its main characters
Kindred by Octavia Butler 2/6/11

9. National Laugh-Friendly Month Read a 'funny' book, or a book written by a comedian or a comic.
The Countess by Lynsay Sands 2/5/11

10. Reader's Choice
Caught on Camera with the CEO by Natalie Anderson 2/3/11


message 12: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC FAC February 2011: Julie Garwood

I read Prince Charming on 2/18/11. I was a B to start and remain a B.


message 13: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR February Monthly Challenge
I used the Karen Marie Moning Lit Map
10/10 completed!


1. Primal by Lora Leigh, et al. 2/2/11
2. Ruthless Game by Christine Feehan 2/2/11
3. Light In Shadow by Jayne Ann Krentz 2/6/11
4. The Demon in Me by Michelle Rowen 2/11/11
5. Crave by J. R. Ward 2/17/11
6. Dark Seduction by Brenda Joyce 2/19/11
7. Twice a Hero by Susan Krinard 2/20/11
8. With Every Breath by Lynn Kurland 2/22/11
9. Highland Wolf by Hannah Howell 2/22/11
10. How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn (non-PNR) 2/16/11


message 14: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments Books Read in February 2011
67 Faceless Killers Henning Mankell
68 Primal Lora Leigh, et al.
69 Ruthless Game Christine Feehan
70 Glamorama Bret Easton Ellis
71 Caught On Camera With the CEO Natalie Anderson
72 Wicked Enchantment Anya Bast
73 Call Me Irresistible Susan Elizabeth Phillips
74 The Countess Lynsay Sands
75 Underfoot Leanne Banks
76 Holding Out For A Hero HelenKay Dimon
77 Years of Red Dust Qiu Xiaolong
78 Timbuktu Paul Auster
79 Once Upon A Sofa Myretta Robens
80 Cause For Scandal Anna DePalo
81 Kindred Octavia E. Butler
82 Remembering One Wild Night Kathie DeNosky
83 Light In Shadow Jayne Ann Krentz
84 Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel Lisa Cach
85 One Night Debbie Macomber
86 Eragon Christopher Paolini
87 Eldest Christopher Paolini
88 Brisingr Christopher Paolini
89 The Maverick's Virgin Mistress Jennifer Lewis
90 Antarctica Kim Stanley Robinson
91 The Demon In Me Michelle Rowen
92 The Real Deal Lucy Monroe
93 Bloody Crimes James L. Swanson
94 Secrets In The Marriage Bed Nalini Singh
95 Nothing to Envy Barbara Demick
96 Taylor's Temptation Suzanne Brockmann
97 The Throw-Away Bride Ann Major
98 The Gate of Ivory Doris Egan
99 Two-Bit Heroes Doris Egan
100 Guilt-Edged Ivory Doris Egan
101 For Mike's Sake Janet Dailey
102 In My Wildest Dreams Christina Dodd
103 In the President's Secret Service Ronald Kessler
104 How to Marry A Marquis Julia Quinn
105 Crave J. R. Ward
106 Blackout Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
107 The Bride's Baby Liz Fielding
108 Interesting Times Terry Pratchett
109 Dead Even Brad Meltzer
110 Prince Charming Julie Garwood
111 Misguided Angel Melissa de la Cruz
112 Dark Seduction Brenda Joyce
113 Taming Her Billionaire Boss Maxine Sullivan
114 Twice A Hero Susan Krinard
115 Ronald Reagan: 100 Years Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
116 Frisco's Kid Suzanne Brockmann
117 Everyday, Average Jones Suzanne Brockmann
118 Viking Heat Sandra Hill
119 Ice Linda Howard
120 Bliss Lynsay Sands
121 With Every Breath Lynn Kurland
122 Identity: Unknown Suzanne Brockmann
123 The Admiral's Bride Suzanne Brockmann
124 Highland Wolf Hannah Howell
125 Fools Rush In Kristan Higgins
126 The Heiress Lynsay Sands
127 The Reluctant Viking Sandra Hill
128 The Greek's Pregnant Lover Lucy Monroe
129 The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro
130 The Fall Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
131 Undone Rachel Caine
132 Kim Rudyard Kipling
133 Moon Shadows Nora Roberts, et al.
134 Mr. Complete Sheridon Smythe
135 This Side of the Grave Jeaniene Frost
136 Cordero's Forced Bride Kate Walker
137 The Tarnished Lady Sandra Hill
138 The Man Must Marry Janet Chapman
139 Snow Angels James Thompson
140 Veronika Decides To Die Paulo Coelho
141 Yours For Eternity Hannah Howell, et al.
142 To Marry For Duty Rebecca Winters


message 15: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC March 2011 FAC: Catherine Coulter

I read The Valcourt Heiress on 3/2/11. I was a B to start and remain a B.


message 16: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC 2011 A-Z Challenge Male Characters
26/26 completed!


A - Aziraphale - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett - 1/12/2011
B - Mikael Blomkvist - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson - 1/29/2011
C - Joe Catalanotto - Prince Joe - Suzanne Brockmann - 1/7/2011
D - Declan Reyes - Primal - Lora Leigh, et al. - 2/2/2011
E - Will Eland - Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel - Lisa Cach - 2/7/2011
F - Felix Gomez - The Nymphos of Rocky Flats - Mario Acevedo - 1/19/2011
G - Gabriel Cionaodh Marcus Mac Braire - Wicked Enchantment - Anya Bast - 2/4/2011
H - William "Crash" Hawken - Hawken's Heart - Suzanne Brockmann - 1/6/2011
I - Isaac Rothe - Crave - J. R. Ward - 2/17/2011
J - Jay - Intimacy - Hanif Kureishi - 1/14/2011
K - River Kassandros - Red Kiss - Deidre Knight - 1/24/2011
L - Lance Rogers - The Real Deal - Lucy Monroe - 2/11/2011
M - Mr. Bones (dog - main character) - Timbuktu - Paul Auster - 2/6/2011
N - Wade Norton - Antarctica - Kim Stanley Robinson - 2/11/2011
O - Orik - Eragon - Christopher Paolini - 2/8/2011
P - Paravit-Col - Two-Bit Heroes - Doris Egan - 2/14/2011
Q - Quinlan - The Fall - Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan - 2/25/2011
R - Richard Fairgrave - The Countess - Lynsay Sands - 2/5/2011
S - Sidney Chamberlayne - Once Upon A Sofa - Myretta Robens - 2/6/2011
T - Theodore "Ted" Day Beaudine - Call Me Irresistible - Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 2/4/2011
U - Uthar - Eldest - Christopher Paolini - 2/9/2011
V - Vale - The Gate of Ivory - Doris Egan - 2/13/2011
W - Will Grayson - Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan - 1/28/2011
X - Xavier LeBo - Djibouti - Elmore Leonard - 1/16/2011
Y - Gary Yancy - Boys In Blue - Rebecca York, et al. - 3/8/2011
Z - Zayvion Jones - Magic to the Bone - Devon Monk - 1/12/2011


message 17: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Read the Month Challenge March 2011 MARZO
5/5 completed!


M Melanie Jackson - The Selkie Bride 3/2/11 ★★★
A Angela Knight - Master of Smoke 3/3/11 ★★★★
R Rob Thurman - Madhouse 3/1/11 ★★★★
Z Zoe Archer - Half Past Dead 3/6/11 ★★★
O Olivia Gates - Billionaire, M.D. 3/8/11 ★★★


message 18: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR March 2011 Monthly Challenge
10/10 completed!


Three Word Titles
1. The Selkie Bride by Melanie Jackson 3/2/11
2. The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter 3/2/11
3. Master of Smoke by Angela Knight 3/3/11
Three Name Authors
4. The Magic Knot by Helen Scott Taylor 3/3/11
5. Spell Games by T.A. Pratt 3/5/11
6. Outside In by Maria V. Snyder 3/14/11
Trilogy
7. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson 3/9/11
8. Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson 3/11/11
9. Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson 3/13/11
Book 3 of a Series
10. Madhouse by Rob Thurman 3/1/11


message 19: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Monthly Challenge March 2011
10/10 completed!


1. March: Read a book which title or authors name starts with “M”.
The Selkie Bride by Melanie Jackson 3/2/11

2. Birthday: Read a book from a March B-day celebrant’s GR bookshelf whose “day” falls on the same “day” as yours. If no one has the exact same day, then go for the closest date. (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2162...) (Diane~Firefly~)
Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean 3/7/11

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, setting or character is from South Carolina.
Master of Smoke by Angela Knight 3/3/11

4. Third Month: Read a book that is third in a series, or has three words in the title.
Madhouse by Rob Thurman 3/1/11

5. March Off to War: Read a book about war, the military or has a military character.
The Feast of the Goat: A Novel by Mario Vargas Llosa 3/5/11

6. Mardi Gras: Read a book that is set in New Orleans/Louisiana, has a colorful cover (at least 3 colors) or shows a party mask.
Boys in Blue (Bachelors At Large) by Rebecca York, et al. 3/8/11

7. St.Patrick's Day: Read a book that has a predominantly green cover or has anything related to Ireland (plot, cover, character, etc).
The Magic Knot by Helen Scott Taylor 3/3/11

8. Doctor's Day: Read a book with a medical theme (plot, cover, setting) to it or a Dr. McDreamy character.
The Wife He's Been Waiting For by Dianne Drake 3/4/11

9. Of Shelves and Lists: Read a book from the first 10 pages of the contemporary romance shelf.
(http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/cont...)
Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann 3/18/11

10. Reader's Choice
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer 3/3/11


message 20: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR April 2011 Challenge
Read one book each from ten different series.
10/10 completed!


1. Celta #1 Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens 4/1/11 ★★★★
2. House of Night #8 Awakened by P.C. Cast 4/2/11 ★★★
3. Guardians of Eternity #4 Darkness Revealed by Alexandra Ivy 4/3/11 ★★★
4. Wolf Moons #1 Wolf Trap by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom 4/3/11 ★★★
5. Magic #1 A Taste of Magic by Tracy Madison 4/3/11 ★★★
6. Kitty Norville #7 Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn 4/4/11 ★★★
7. Dark Elite #1 Firespell by Chloe Neill 4/4/11 ★★★
8. Walker Papers #6 Spirit Dances by C.E. Murphy 4/5/11 ★★★
9. Black Jewels #9 Twilight's Dawn by Anne Bishop 4/5/11 ★★★★
10. Guild Hunter #3 Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh 4/6/11 ★★★


message 21: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC FAC April 2011 Debbie Macomber

I read Mrs. Miracle on April 1. I started a B and remain a B.


message 22: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC April 2011 Read the Month Challenge APRILE
6/6 completed!


A Agatha Christie - Poirot Investigates (Hercule Poirot Mysteries 4/5/11 ★★★★
P P. C. Cast - Awakened 4/2/11 ★★★
R Robin D. Owens - Heart Mate 4/1/11 ★★★★
I Ivy, Alexandra - Darkness Revealed 4/3/11 ★★★
L Linda Thomas-Sundstrom - Wolf Trap 4/3/11 ★★★
E Eloisa James - Desperate Duchesses 4/2/11 ★★★★


message 23: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Read the Season Challenge Spring 2011 PRIMAVERA
10/10 complete!


P Patti Berg - Something Wild 3/21/11 ★★
R Rumble on the Bayou - Jana DeLeon 3/23/11 ★★★
I Irish Rebel (Irish Hearts #3) - Nora Roberts 3/30/11 ★★★★
M Morgan, Alexis - Dark Warrior Unleashed 3/26/11 ★★★★
A Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart 3/20/11 ★★
V Vonnegut, Kurt - Galápagos 3/27/11 ★★★
E Enoch, Suzanne - An Invitation to Sin 3/30/11 ★★★★
R Ryk E. Spoor - Digital Knight 3/21/11 ★★★★
A Agatha Christie - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe 3/21/11 ★★★★

BONUS: character of Italian descent
Crush on You by Christie Ridgway 4/10/11 ★★★


message 24: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC A-Z Author Challenge
26/26 completed!


A - Mario Acevedo - Jailbait Zombie - 1/21/2011
B - Bret Easton Ellis - Glamorama - 2/3/2011
C - J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace - 1/18/2011
D - Anna DePalo - Cause For Scandal - 2/6/2011
E - Elizabeth Lowell - Eden Burning - 1/3/2011
F - Christine Feehan - Ruthless Game - 2/2/2011
G - Heather Graham - The Presence - 1/31/2011
H - Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha - 1/8/2011
I - Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day - 2/25/2011
J - Jim Mastro - Antarctica - 1/27/2011
K - Karen Marie Moning - Shadowfever - 1/26/2011
L - Lynn Viehl - Frostfire - 1/24/2011
M - Hunter Morgan - She'll Never Know - 1/15/2011
N - Nalini Singh - Craving Beauty - 1/11/2011
O - Octavia E. Butler - Kindred - 2/6/2011
P - Penny Jordan - The Italian Duke's Wife - 1/5/2011
Q - Julia Quinn - How to Marry A Marquis - 2/16/2011
R - Robin Mckinley - Dragonhaven - 1/22/2011
S - Suzanne Brockmann - Harvard's Education - 1/5/2011
T - Terry Pratchett - Interesting Times - 2/18/2011
U - Stan Ulanski - The Gulf Stream - 4/11/2011
V - John Vaillant - The Tiger - 1/31/2011
W - Kate Walker - Cordero's Forced Bride - 2/27/2011
X - Qiu Xiaolong - Years of Red Dust - 2/5/2011
Y - Brenna Yovanoff - The Replacement - 4/13/2011
Z - Zoe Archer - Half Past Dead - 3/6/2011


message 25: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC April 2011 Monthly Challenge
10/10 completed!


1. April: Read a book which title or author’s name starts with “A”.
Awakened by P. C. Cast 4/2/11 ★★★

2. Birthday: Read a book from an April B-day celebrant’s GR bookshelf whose “day” falls on the same “day” as yours. If no one has the exact same day, then go for the closest date. (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2...)
Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead 4/9/11 ★★★★

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, setting or character is from Maryland.
Sullivan's Woman by Nora Roberts 4/11/11 ★★★

4. Fourth Month: Read a book that is fourth in a series, or has four words in the title.
The Guy Next Door by Lori Foster, et al. 4/8/11 ★★★

5. The Royal Wedding: Read a book with a royal character, a book centring on a wedding or a book with a predominantly blue cover.
Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber 4/1/11 ★★★

6. April Fool's Day: Read a book from the fifth or seventh category of either the February or March Monthly Reading Challenge. (March #5 - military character)
Dauntless by Jack Campbell 4/3/11 ★★★★

7. Find-A-Rainbow Day: Read an LGBT book, a book with at least 3 of the 7 colours of a rainbow (violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red) on it's cover, or a book with a title that includes the word: dream/s, wish/es, or rainbow.
Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler 4/12/11 ★★★

8. Taxes are due in US (15 April): Read a book with an accountant/book-keeper character, or due to a shortage of funds, read a free or borrowed (library, friend etc) book.
Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens 4/1/11 ★★★★

9. Pets Are Wonderful month (nodding also to Pet Owners Day, World Rat Day and National Hairball Awareness Day): Read a book with a character that owns a pet or has an animal on the cover.
Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn 4/4/11 ★★★

10. Reader's Choice
Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James 4/2/11 ★★★★


message 26: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR May 2011 Monthly Challenge
10/10 completed!


One Word Title
1. Vanished by Kat Richardson 5/3/11
2. Unknown by Rachel Caine 5/7/11

Two Word Title
3. The Mercenary by Cherry Adair 5/2/11
4. Dark Rival by Brenda Joyce 5/5/11

Three Word Title
5. By Magic Alone by Tracy Madison 5/4/11
6. Beyond The Darkness by Alexandra Ivy 5/6/11

Four Word Title
7. A Stroke of Magic by Tracy Madison 5/1/11
8. Dark and Stormy Knights by P. N. Elrod, ed. 5/2/11

Five Word Title
9. Come Hell or High Water by Michele Bardsley 5/4/11
10. A Taint in the Blood by S. M. Stirling 5/23/11


message 27: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC FAC May 2011: Iris Johansen

I read Magnificent Folly on 5/22/11 and it was an enjoyable read. I was a B before and remain a B.


message 28: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC 2011 Female Character A-Z Challenge
26/26 done!


A - Deana Armstrong - Holding Out For A Hero - HelenKay Dimon - 2/5/2011
B - Bonita Torres - Pack of Lies - Laura Anne Gilman - 1/24/2011
C - Carrie Jamison - One Night - Debbie Macomber - 2/7/2011
D - Danielle Russo - Caught On Camera With the CEO - Natalie Anderson - 2/3/2011
E - Elva - Brisingr - Christopher Paolini - 2/10/2011
F - Megan Fox - Night of the Vampires - Heather Graham - 1/9/2011
G - Grace McCabe - Brazen Virtue - Nora Roberts - 1/26/2011
H - Kathleen "Leena" Harris - The Demon In Me - Michelle Rowen - 2/11/2011
I - Isabella Valdez - In Too Deep - Jayne Ann Krentz - 1/21/2011
J - Josie Villefranche - Obsession - Tori Carrington - 1/31/2011
K - Isabella Kopas - Chill - Stephanie Rowe - 1/23/2011
L - Lisbeth Salander - The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson - 1/14/2011
M - Annie Morgan - Hero Under Cover - Suzanne Brockmann - 1/10/2011
N - Natalie Perez - Remembering One Wild Night - Kathie DeNosky - 2/6/2011
O - Kate O'Laughlin - Heartthrob - Suzanne Brockmann - 1/28/2011
P - Phillippa Donohue - The Prince's Outback Bride - Marion Lennox - 1/30/2011
Q - Daisy Quinn - The Huckleberry Murders - Patrick F. McManus - 5/4/2011
R - "Trina" Roberts - Underfoot - Leanne Banks - 2/5/2011
S - Solie - The Battle Sylph - L. J. McDonald - 1/23/2011
T - Tess Monaghan - Baltimore Blues - Laura Lippman - 1/28/2011
U - Urania Cabral - The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa - 3/5/2011
V - Valena Walker - In Cold Pursuit - Sarah Andrews - 1/25/2011
W - Wendy Teagarden - Werewolf Smackdown - Mario Acevedo - 1/21/2011
X - Xandi - Wolf Tales V - Kate Douglas - 4/25/2011
Y - Idella Yates - Three Bedrooms, One Corpse - Charlaine Harris - 5/13/2011
Z - Zoe Luce - Light In Shadow - Jayne Ann Krentz - 2/6/2011


message 29: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Read the Month Challenge May 2011 MAGGIO
6/6 done!


M Tracy Madison A Stroke of Magic 5/1/2011
A Cherry Adair The Mercenary 5/2/2011
G Rachel Gibson Any Man of Mine 5/9/2011
G Susan Grant The Star Princess 5/16/2011
I Alexandra Ivy Beyond the Darkness 5/6/2011
O Robin D. Owens Heart Quest 5/13/2011


message 30: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC May 2011 Reading Challenge
10/10 completed!


1.1 A Stroke of Magic by Tracy Madison 5/1/11 ★★★
2.2 Shazzy Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts 5/4/11 ★★★★
3.1 setting Sagramanda by Alan Dean Foster 5/31/11 ★★★
4.2 5 word Title Come Hell or High Water by Michele Bardsley 5/4/11 ★★★
5.1 Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson 5/9/11 ★★★
6.1 Spontaneous Combustion by Bobby Hutchinson 5/31/11 ★★★
7.1 Magnificent Folly by Iris Johansen 5/22/11 ★★★
8.1 A Breath of Magic by Tracy Madison 5/3/11 ★★★
9.2 Scary Shaken by J. A. Konrath 5/22/11 ★★★
10 A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen 5/1/11 ★★★★


message 31: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC June 2011 Monthly Challenge
10/10 completed!


1. Repeat Repeat: Read a book where the first letter of the author's name is the same (ex: Julie James) or the first letter(s) of the book's title is the same (ex: A Lot Like Love).
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich 6/2/11 ★★★★

2. Birthday: Read a book from an June B-day celebrant’s GR bookshelf whose “day” falls on the same “day” as yours. If no one has the exact same day, then go for the closest day. GR June Birthday List
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 6/7/11 ★★★ (Stefne)

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Oregon.
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews 6/1/11 ★★★★

4. U.F.O Day: Read a book with space-travel or a sci-fi book.
Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell 6/3/11 ★★★★

5. Best Friends: Read a book where the H/h have some great friends instead of them being the Lone Girl/Man.
Roadkill by Rob Thurman 6/4/11 ★★★★

6. Summer Solstice:Read a book with summer in title or takes place during Summer or with a bright cover using light blue or green or yellows or white color.
Wicked as Sin by Jillian Hunter 6/3/11 ★★★

7. Graduation Month: Read a book whose character is a teacher/student.
Spellbent by Lucy A. Snyder 6/5/11 ★★

8. Old Maid's Day: Read a book with an with an older Hero or heroine. As a point of reference, let the minimum age be mid-to-late thirties.
A Fool and His Honey by Charlaine Harris 6/2/11 ★★★★

9. Yummy Yummy: Read a book where the H/h is a chef or a book predominantly with a food setting or book with a food cover.
Stand-in Groom by Suzanne Brockmann 6/7/11 ★★

10. Reader's Choice:
Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill 6/2/11 ★★★★


message 32: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC FAC June 2011: Lynsay Sands

I'm a big fan of Lynsay Sands, especially her Argeneau vampire series. I read Single White Vampire on 6/5/11. I was an A to start and remain an A.


message 33: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR June 2011 Reading Challenge
Reading With Friends
10/10 completed!


1. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews 6/1/11 ★★★★ (FictionVixen)
2. Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill 6/2/11 ★★★★ (Amberkatze)
3. Roadkill by Rob Thurman 6/4/11 ★★★★ (Larissa)
4. Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands 6/5/11 ★★★★★ (Anna)
5. Spellbent by Lucy A. Snyder 6/5/11 ★★ (LooLoo)
6. Armed & Magical by Lisa Shearin 6/6/11 ★★★★ (Shazzy)
7. The Trouble with Demons by Lisa Shearin 6/8/11 ★★★★ (Martina)
8. Bewitched & Betrayed by Lisa Shearin 6/9/11 ★★★★ (Summer)
9. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts 6/9/11 ★★★ (Jane)
10. Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton 6/9/11 ★★★ (Roberta)


message 34: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC June 2011 Read the Month Challenge GIUGNO
6/6 completed!


G Ghost Country by Patrick Lee 6/10/11 ★★★★
I Ilona Andrews - Magic Slays 6/1/11 ★★★★
U Une Vie - Guy de Maupassant 6/29/11 ★★★★★
G Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun - Victoria Laurie 6/15/11 ★★
N Neill, Chloe - Hard Bitten 6/2/11 ★★★★
O Owens, Robin D. - Heart Change 6/13/11 ★★★★


message 35: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC July 2011 FAC: Linda Lael Miller

I read A Creed In Stone Creek on 7/12. I liked it all right but I won't be rushing out to read more. I was a B to start and remain a B.


message 36: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Read the Season Summer Challenge ESTATE
7/7 completed!


E Evanovich, Janet - Smokin' Seventeen 6/21/11 ★★★★
S Steve Berry - The Jefferson Key 6/23/11 ★★★★
T Terri Garey - Silent Night, Haunted Night 6/22/11 ★★★
A Alyssa Day - Atlantis Unmasked 6/22/11 ★★★★
T Treasure Keeper - Shana Abé 7/3/11 ★★★★
E Estep, Jennifer - Spider's Bite 6/26/11 ★★★★

bonus: One Summer (Celebrity Magazine #2) by Nora Roberts 6/27/11 ★★★


message 37: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC July 2011 Read the Month Challenge LUGLIO
6/6 completed!


L Larry Correia - Monster Hunter Vendetta 7/6/11 ★★★★
U Undead and Undermined - MaryJanice Davidson 7/7/11 ★★★
G Gail Carriger - Heartless 7/14/11 ★★★★
L Laurenston, Shelly - Big Bad Beast 7/8/11 ★★★★
I Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell 7/4/11 ★★★★
O An Obedient Father - Akhil Sharma 7/15/11 ★★★


message 38: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR July 2011 Monthly Challenge
10/10 completed!


1. Read 2 books where the heroine’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.
Alexia Maccon - Heartless - Gail Carriger 7/14/11
Alexandra Sabian - Blood Law - Jeannie Holmes 7/10/11

2. Read 2 books where the hero’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.
Ty Bonner - Sucker for Love - Kimberly Raye 7/12/11
Adam Vasic - Spell Bound - Kelley Armstrong 7/29/11

3. Read 2 books where the author’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial
The Treasure Keeper - Shana Abé 7/3/11
Deeper Than Midnight - Lara Adrian 7/17/11

4. Read 2 books where a character’s name is similar to yours or someone in your family. Be sure to let us know who.
Sean (cousin) - Primal Bonds - Jennifer Ashley 7/8/11
Van (uncle) - Big Bad Beast - Shelly Laurenston 7/8/11

5. Read 2 books where a character’s name is one you would use to name a child of yours. Extra points if it is already one of your kid/s’ name.
Eric - Undead and Undermined - MaryJanice Davidson 7/7/11
Ryan - The Other Side - J.D. Robb, et al. 7/24/11


message 39: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC July 2011 Monthly Challenge
10/10 completed!


1. J is for July: Read a book that starts with "J." Or, read a book whose author's first or last name starts with "J."
Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James 7/1/11

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a July birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose "day" falls on the same "day" as yours. If no one has the same day, choose someone with the closest day to yours.
(Stephanie) When You Dare - Lori Foster 7/10/11

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Virginia.
The Other Side by J. D. Robb, et al. 7/24/11

4. USA Independence Day (July 4): Read a book with a red, white, or blue cover; or, read a book (fiction or non-fiction) about the American Revolution.
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 7/4/11

5. Bastille Day (July 14): Read a book set in France, or whose author was born in or resides in France; or, read a book (fiction or non-fiction) about the French Revolution.
The Treasure Keeper by Shana Abé 7/3/11

6. Life's a Beach: Read a book that could be considered a "Beach Read."
Perfect For The Beach by Lori Foster, et al. 7/22/11

7. Parents' Day (July 24): Read a book in which the hero and/or heroine has children.
Second Nature (Celebrity Magazine #1) by Nora Roberts 7/2/11

8. I Forgot Day (July 2): Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for at least 90 days.
Sucker for Love by Kimberly Raye 7/12/11

9. International Joke Day (July 1): Read a book that makes you laugh.
The Bewitched Viking by Sandra Hill 7/4/11

10. Reader's Choice: The Profession by Steven Pressfield 7/1/11


message 40: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments PNR August 2011 Reading Challenge
10/10 completed!


1.A/B Grace Brisbane - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater 8/1/11
2. C/D/E Dorian Christensen - Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh 8/7/11
3. F/G Gloriana St. Clair - Real Vampires Don't Diet by Gerry Bartlett 8/2/11
4. H/I/J Jude Anthony - What a Demon Wants by Kathy Love 8/17/11
5. K/L Killian Gardiner - Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz 8/5/11
6. M/N/O Maksim Kostova - Demon Can't Help It by Kathy Love 8/6/11
7. P/Q Joe Quinn - Eve by Iris Johansen 8/12/11
8. R/S/T Rafe Valdez - Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs by Gerry Bartlett 8/14/11
9. U/V/W Thad Wilson - Mysteria Lane by MaryJanice Davidson, et al. 8/12/11
9. X/Y/Z Abigail Yager - Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/4/11


message 41: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC August 2011 Read the Month Challenge - AGOSTO
6/6 completed!


A Andrews, Donna - The Real Macaw 8/3/11
G Gerry Bartlett - Real Vampires Don't Diet 8/2/11
O On the Hunt - Gena Showalter, et al. 8/28/11
S Stiefvater, Maggie - Forever 8/1/11
T Trace of Fever - Lori Foster 8/31/11
O The Omen Machine - Terry Goodkind 8/30/11


message 42: by colleen (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC FAC August 2011: Lori Foster

I read Trace of Fever on 8/31/11. I was a B to start and remain a B.


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