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message 1: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (last edited Aug 04, 2011 11:16AM) (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Challenge Duration:3 months from the day you start

Read 2 books from 5 authors that are new to you
Total of books 10


Rules
Any genre work for this challenge
You can post your list now or as you read
It is now a 3 month challenge


message 2: by Dana (last edited Aug 28, 2011 09:26AM) (new)

Dana (erato) OK, here I am commiting!


5 New Authors
Duration: 07/01-07/31/11

Completed: 7/10


J.R.R. Tolkein (shameful, I know)
1. The Fellowship of the Ring
2. The Two Towers
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien

Brent Weeks
1. The Way of Shadows ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
2. Shadow's Edge ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2) by Brent Weeks

Neil Gaiman I read 1 book by him but it was a co-write with Pratchet so I don't count that! ;)
1. American Gods
2. Neverwhere ★ ★ ★ ★
American Gods by Neil Gaiman Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Lara Adrian
1. Kiss of Midnight ★ ★ ★
2. Kiss of Crimson ★ ★ ½
Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian

J.R. Martin
1. Dark Lover ★ ★ ★ ½
2. Lover Eternal ★ ★ ★ ½
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward


message 3: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Awesome Dana


message 4: by Zakiya (last edited Jul 05, 2011 08:31AM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Hmm... This won't be permanent.

1/10 completed

Lory S Kaufman
1. The Lens and the Looker currently reading
2. The Bronze of the Brimstone

The Lens and the Looker (The Verona Trilogy, #1) by Lory S. Kaufman The Bronze and the Brimstone (The Verona Trilogy #2) by Lory S. Kaufman

Lauren Kate
1. Fallen currently reading
2. Torment

Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren Kate

Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
1. Witch
2. Curse

Wicked Witch & Curse (Wicked, #1-2) by Nancy Holder (first two books in one)

Cate Tiernan
1. Book of Shadows
2. The Coven

Sweep, Volume 1 (Book of Shadows; The Coven; Blood Witch) by Cate Tiernan (first three books in one)

SM Reine
1. The 19 Dragons 3/7/2011
2. Six Moon Summer

The 19 Dragons by S.M. Reine Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, #1) by S.M. Reine


message 5: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Welcome Zakiya!


message 6: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Welcome Zakiya and have fun


I'm going to be posting as I go. To bad I didn't this challenge this month lol. I think I read more new authors this month I did all year(so far)


message 7: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Thanks to you both!


message 8: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
your welcome


message 9: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Found the last author. Thank you, library! :)


message 10: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
I have to find some new authors for me to read now


message 11: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I'm sure you will find some!

Changed the last author lol


message 12: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
yeah I change my books all the time with challenges


message 13: by K.C. (last edited Jul 30, 2011 08:28PM) (new)

K.C. Hilton (hiltonkc) Not sure if I'll be able to complete all 10 but I'll do my best! There are a few other books I also need to read from favorite authors :)

Maria V. Snyder:
Poison Study READ 7/2011
Magic Study READ 7/2011
Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Magic Study (Study, #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Lisa T. Bergren:
Waterfall (River of Time 1)- READ 7/5/11
Cascade (River of Time 2)- READ 7/7/11
Waterfall (River of Time, #1) by Lisa Tawn Bergren Cascade (River of Time, #2) by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Julie Kagawa:
The Iron King (Iron Fey 1)
The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey 2)

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2) by Julie Kagawa

Catherine Fisher:
Incarceron
Sapphique
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherine Fisher Sapphique (Incarceron, #2) by Catherine Fisher

Andrea Cremer:
Nightshade (Nightshade, Book 1)
Wolfsbane (Nightshade, Book 2)
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) by Andrea Cremer Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer


message 14: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) I'm pre-grading this one and giving us all full points for effort! This one is a real challenge, no messing around. =]


message 15: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
now im off to pick my books


message 16: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Oh goodie! I want to see what you pick. :)


message 17: by Rosina (last edited Jul 06, 2011 09:37AM) (new)

Rosina Erato wrote: "OK, here I am commiting!


5 New Authors
Duration: 07/01-07/31/11

Completed: 0/10

J.R.R. Tolkein (shameful, I know)
1. The Fellowship of the Ring
2. The Two Towers
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks absolutely loved it....at first was kind of slow for me but then wham I fell in love with it....

I ve read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman earlier this year and was blown away....couldnt put it down....this book made it to my keeper shelf and I know I will end up reading it once every year of so....so much in that story...

I'm reading A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin right now in between other books....I am going to have to dedicate full time reading to it....I love the story so far....

Enjoy your reads Dana will be watching for your reviews....



message 18: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Still trying to fine books :(


message 19: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Didn't get finish this challenge or start it :(


message 20: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) This was a big commitment if you had other things to read but totally worth the try. :) I will probably get 8/10 of mine read but won't be hitting the official "I'm done!" phase on time either. I'll just have to finish late...like a week late. ;D


message 21: by Rosina (last edited Sep 30, 2011 04:29PM) (new)

Rosina why dont we make it a 2 or 3 month challenge? I am still going to do this but I will not be done in the month deadline.

Here are my books

5/10 completed

Ilona Andrews
☑Magic Bites
☑Magic Burns

J R Ward
☑Dark Lover
Lover Eternal


Karen Chance
☑Midnights Daughter
Deaths Mistress

Robert J Sawyer
Hominids
Humans

Zoe Archer
☑Warrior
Scoundrel

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, #1) by Karen Chance Death's Mistress (Dorina Basarab, #2) by Karen Chance Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax, #1) by Robert J. Sawyer Humans (Neanderthal Parallax, #2) by Robert J. Sawyer Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2) by Zoe Archer


message 22: by Dana (last edited Jul 31, 2011 03:35PM) (new)

Dana (erato) That sounds good to me! I think 3 months from date of start would work out great and more people could join in the fun. :) Lizz made a great challenge so we will just keep on going with it. ;)



I've enjoyed this one so far...I wouldn't have discovered BDB as soon if not for this challenge.


message 23: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Oh, you are starting BDB too! Cool. :) Let me know what you think of them.


message 24: by KatyO (last edited Aug 06, 2011 01:12PM) (new)

KatyO oh that´s cool, I´ll join in as well ;-)

2/10 finished

P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
Marked
Betrayed

Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy
Frostbite

Becca Fitzpatrick:
Hush, Hush
Crescendo

Rachel Hawkins:
Hex Hall
Demonglass

Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girl
You Know You Love Me


message 25: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) I know, isn't this one great? I like challenges that make me step outside my 'comfort zone' and try new things. :)


message 26: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Challenge Duration:August 9th 2011-October 7th 2011
0/10

Dianne Sylvan
1. Queen of Shadows 8/9
2.Shadowflame

Author 2
1.
2.

Author 3
1.
2.

Author 4
1.
2.

Author 5
1.
2.


Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan


message 27: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) OK, I just have to get my last three in this month and life is good. Time to buckle down!


message 28: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Challenge Duration:August 9th 2011-October 7th 2011
2/10

Dianne Sylvan
1. Queen of Shadows 8/9
2.Shadowflame

Lisa Desrochers
1.Personal Demons
2.Original Sin

Allyson James
1. Stormwalker 9/1
2.Firewalker

Lili St. Crow
1.Strange Angels
2.Betrayals

Candace Camp
1.A Lady Never Tells
2.A Gentleman Always Remembers


Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Shadowflame (Shadow World, #2) by Dianne Sylvan Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1) by Lisa Desrochers Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2) by Lisa Desrochers Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1) by Lili St. Crow Betrayals (Strange Angels, #2) by Lili St. Crow A Lady Never Tells (Willowmere, #1) by Candace Camp A Gentleman Always Remembers (Willowmere, #2) by Candace Camp


message 29: by Kristen (last edited Nov 29, 2011 04:55PM) (new)

Kristen  (yogamamareads) Challenge Duration:September 9th 2011-November 9th 2011
0/10

Author 1: A.J. Scudiere
1. Resonance
2.


Author 2: Kate White
1. The Sixes
2. If Looks Could Kill

Author 3: Albert Brooks
1.2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
2.

Author 4: Tom Perotta
1. Little Children
2. The Leftovers


Author 5: Kathryn Quick
1. Amethyst
2.

Resonance by A.J. Scudiere The Sixes by Kate White If Looks Could Kill (Bailey Weggins Mystery #1) by Kate White 2030 The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks Little Children by Tom Perrotta Amethyst (A Grandmother's Rings Romance) by Kathryn Quick The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta


message 30: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Welcome Kristen!


message 31: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Challenge Duration:August 9th 2011-October 7th 2011
3/10

Dianne Sylvan
1. Queen of Shadows 8/9
2.Shadowflame

Lisa Desrochers
1. Personal Demons 9/1
2.Original Sin

Allyson James
1. Stormwalker 9/1
2.Firewalker

Lili St. Crow
1.Strange Angels
2.Betrayals

Candace Camp
1.A Lady Never Tells
2.A Gentleman Always Remembers



Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Shadowflame (Shadow World, #2) by Dianne Sylvan Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1) by Lisa Desrochers Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2) by Lisa Desrochers Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1) by Lili St. Crow Betrayals (Strange Angels, #2) by Lili St. Crow A Lady Never Tells (Willowmere, #1) by Candace Camp A Gentleman Always Remembers (Willowmere, #2) by Candace Camp


message 32: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Challenge Duration:August 9th 2011-October 7th 2011
4/10

Dianne Sylvan
1. Queen of Shadows 8/9
2.Shadowflame

Lisa Desrochers
1. Personal Demons 9/1
2.Original Sin

Allyson James
1. Stormwalker 9/1
2.Firewalker

Lora Leigh
1. Dawn's Awakening 9/19
2.Megan's Mark


Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Shadowflame (Shadow World, #2) by Dianne Sylvan Personal Demons (Personal Demons, #1) by Lisa Desrochers Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2) by Lisa Desrochers Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James Firewalker (Stormwalker, #2) by Allyson James Dawn's Awakening (Breeds, #14) by Lora Leigh Megan's Mark (Breeds, #7) by Lora Leigh


message 33: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Gotta find some second books.

Challenge Duration:August 1 to October 31
1/5

Kerrelyn Sparks
1. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
2. Vamps and the City

Rachel Hawkins
1. Hex Hall
2.

Jeaniene Frost
1. Halfway to the Grave
2.

Gail Carriger
1. Soulless
2.

Aimee Carter
1. The Goddess Test
2.

Stephanie Rowe
1. Date Me, Baby, One More Time
2.

Kinley MacGregor
1. Master of Desire
2.


message 34: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
I have to find a new 5th author I want to read


message 35: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Welcome Dawn and Laura!

You should rifle around in some friends bookshelves for new ideas. I have a 'first in series' folder which is good for finding new authors if you want to poke around there. :) (I think you like YA more than I do so you won't find much of that but PNR and UF and HF are all there.)


message 36: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Challenge Duration:August 1 to October 31
2/5 Done

Kerrelyn Sparks
1. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
2. Vamps and the City

Rachel Hawkins
1. Hex Hall
2. Demonglass


message 37: by Dana (last edited Sep 29, 2011 10:55AM) (new)

Dana (erato) ALL FINISHED!

I really liked this challenge. It forced me to pick up some things that had been dragging along on my to-read list. :)

5 New Authors
Duration: 07/01-09/30/11

Completed: 10/10


Kenneth Oppel
1. Airborn ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
2. Skybreaker ★ ★ ★ ★
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel Skybreaker (Matt Cruse, #2) by Kenneth Oppel

Brent Weeks
1. The Way of Shadows ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
2. Shadow's Edge ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2) by Brent Weeks

Ilona Andrews
1. Magic Bites ★ ★ ★
2. Magic Burns ★ ★ ★
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews

Lara Adrian
1. Kiss of Midnight ★ ★ ★
2. Kiss of Crimson ★ ★ ½
Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian

J.R. Ward
1. Dark Lover ★ ★ ★ ½
2. Lover Eternal ★ ★ ★ ½
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward


message 38: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Awesome Erato


message 39: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Wahoo! Erato way to go!


message 40: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Thanks. I was tickled to finish this, but I changed some books as I went. The big change was that I told myself that I was finally going to read The Lord of the Rings. Got right on that didn't I? I am a shame to fantasy readers everywhere! I can't believe I still haven't read these. Gah! Maybe this will be my Christmas read? Maybe? There are elves in the books...hehe. ;D


message 41: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Don't worry I still havn't read The Lord of the Rings but I did read The Hobbit


message 42: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Well you are one up on me girl! Can you do me a favor and make sure elves make it into the Xmas challenge, pretty please? :)


message 43: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Will do


message 44: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) I've never read LOTR either. Maybe we should do a buddy read. If someone else is relying on me I am more likely to catch up, maybe it would help you out.


message 45: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) That is a great idea Dawn! I could open up a 'would you like to participate?' poll in our buddy read. What do you think? We could read it in November maybe?


message 46: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) November works for me.


message 47: by Rosina (new)

Rosina i m in for a LOTR buddy read too


message 48: by Rosina (new)

Rosina i updated and i am 50% done...


message 49: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
Buddy read it is


message 50: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Challenge Duration:August 1 to October 31
3/5 Done

Kerrelyn Sparks
1. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
2. Vamps and the City

Rachel Hawkins
1. Hex Hall
2. Demonglass

Jeaniene Frost
1. Halfway to the Grave
2. One Foot in the Grave


Not sure I am going to get this done by the end of the month.


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