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message 1: by Zakiya (last edited Oct 30, 2011 07:45AM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) In addition to Amy's challenges (thanks, Amy!), Meghan picked out some challenges for us as well!

1. Read books where the authors' initials can be found in T.H.A.N.K.S.G.I.V.I.N.G. The letters don't have to be adjacent to one another.
2. Read books that were published in 2010-2011.

Like last month, each book you read will count one point.

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Zakiya (last edited Nov 19, 2011 09:50PM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) 4/6 completed

Thanksgiving
1. Dael and the Painted People by Allan Shickman 6/11/2011

2010-2011
1. Dael and the Painted People 6/11/2011
2. My Sparkling Misfortune 18/11/2011
3. Dreamwalk
4. Crossed 8/11/2011
5. Stolen
6. Cloaked 19/11/2011


Amy ~Lover of Books~ | 497 comments Wow, a lot of challenges in November.


message 4: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Nov 27, 2011 11:32AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 249 comments I'll aim for at least 3 reads and will post them as I read them.

3/3 Read; Total Points= 3; updated 11.27

1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 1 point for being published in 2011 (Jan.) (11.5)

2. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 1 point for being published in 2011 (Aug.) (11.17)

3. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah 1 point for Thanksgiving initials
(11.23)


message 5: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Amy ~Lover of Books~ wrote: "Wow, a lot of challenges in November."

Yeah, there are lol :). Makes it more fun for us members; more to choose from.


message 6: by ★Meghan★ (last edited Nov 25, 2011 02:10PM) (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 1455 comments 4/6 completed

Thanksgiving
1.

2010-2011
1. Labyrinth of Terror 11/10/2011
2. Midnight Kiss 11/13/2011
3. Endless Summer
4. Lola and the Boy Next Door 11/1/2011
5. The Night Circus 11/22/2011
6. When You Least Expect It: A Novel

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Labyrinth of Terror by Richard P. Wenzel Midnight Kiss (Includes Virgin River, #12) by Robyn Carr The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


Amy ~Lover of Books~ | 497 comments I have a question for number 2's challenge. When you say books that were published 2010-2011, does that mean we read books that was published just in 2010 or 2011 also?


message 8: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Either one.


message 9: by Melissa (new)

Melissa T (melissasmidnightmusings) I'll try these Challenges too. Again, I'll post as I finish.


message 10: by Melissa (last edited Nov 30, 2011 07:28PM) (new)

Melissa T (melissasmidnightmusings) THANKSGIVING:

Ok I don't know why, but I didn't read anything that fit for the Thanksgiving part of the challenge. Ooops!

2010-2011:
1. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan (Published June 2011)
2. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Published June 2011)
3. The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott (Published September 2011)
4. Heartless (Pretty Little Liars, #7) by Sara Shepard (Published January 2010)
5. Wanted (Pretty Little Liars, #8) by Sara Shepard (Published June 2010)
6. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Published January 2011)
7. One Summer by David Baldacci (Published January 2011)
8. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard (Published July 2011)
9. Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (Published June 2011)

9 points isn't too bad though. Ti,e to try and work on December's challenges...


message 11: by Shay (last edited Nov 12, 2011 04:50AM) (new)

Shay | 862 comments I'll try for 6 points.

1. It's So Easy: and other lies by Duff McKagan, published 2011
2. Rafa: My Story by Rafael Nadal, published 2011
3. Past Perfect by Leila Sales, published 2011
4. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley by Susanna Kearsley (Thanksgiving)
5. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution by Craig Marks (published 2011)
6. City of Whispers by Marcia Muller


message 12: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 1455 comments It has to be both.


message 13: by Melissa (new)

Melissa T (melissasmidnightmusings) What if the author has the same initial for their first and last name? I'm reading Wicked by Sara Shepard right now. Would that count?


message 14: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 1455 comments Both letters would have to show up in Thanksgiving. So like G.G. would work or I.I. I think this makes it a little more challenging.


message 15: by Melissa (new)

Melissa T (melissasmidnightmusings) Thanks. :) Having both letters is better anyway, I like the further challenge. I'll just put Wicked in the YA challenge anyhow.


message 16: by Shay (last edited Nov 12, 2011 07:29PM) (new)

Shay | 862 comments I finished up the 6 points. Should I just double it to 12 since it's not even halfway through or just try for 10?

I'll try for 6 points.

1. It's So Easy: and other lies by Duff McKagan, published 2011
2. Rafa: My Story by Rafael Nadal, published 2011
3. Past Perfect by Leila Sales, published 2011
4. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley by Susanna Kearsley (Thanksgiving)
5. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution by Craig Marks (published 2011)
6. City of Whispers by Marcia Muller
7. A Race to Splendor: A tale of rivalry, redemption, and the rebuilding of a devastated city by Ciji Ware (Published 2011)


message 17: by Melissa (new)

Melissa T (melissasmidnightmusings) Shay wrote: " I finished up the 6 points. Should I just double it to 12 since it's not even halfway through or just try for 10?

I'll try for 6 points.

1. It's So Easy: and other lies by [auth..."


I say go for 12, I know you can make it!


message 18: by Shay (last edited Nov 18, 2011 04:28PM) (new)

Shay | 862 comments I think I'll try for 12 books, although most of them will probably be the Published in 2011 type. I'm trying to finish off this year's crop of books before we get into 2012.

1. It's So Easy: and other lies by Duff McKagan, published 2011
2. Rafa: My Story by Rafael Nadal, published 2011
3. Past Perfect by Leila Sales, published 2011
4. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley by Susanna Kearsley (Thanksgiving)
5. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution by Craig Marks (published 2011)
6. City of Whispers by Marcia Muller (Published 2011)
7. A Race to Splendor: A tale of rivalry, redemption, and the rebuilding of a devastated city by Ciji Ware (Published 2011)
8. Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones (Published 2011)
9. The Maid: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter
10. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Thanksgiving and Published in 2011)
11. Flip This Zombie by Jesse Petersen (Pub 2011)
12. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (Thanksgiving)


message 19: by Shay (last edited Nov 24, 2011 10:59AM) (new)


message 20: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Great reading, Shay!!!


message 21: by Shay (new)

Shay | 862 comments I'm trying to make a dent in my 2011 books. So many books published this year that I really want to read. Plus, I feel overwhelmed by my TBR pile/list. It's getting bigger. I almost wish people would stop recommending and mentioning interesting books.


message 22: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 1455 comments Haha Shay! I thought you would never have a TBR pile. Probably will never be as large as mine is though. Just because you are basically amazing at reading so many books.


message 23: by Shay (new)

Shay | 862 comments I have a huge TBR- on my GR TBR shelf I have almost 1200 books and that's not even my whole list.


message 24: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Wow. That's a lot of books. My GRs tbr shelf has over 2500 books. Sometimes I think I'm never going to be able to finish them all. lol


message 25: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 1455 comments My GR TBR is over 1200 and I haven't even listed them all...ooohhhh!!!! Sad....so many books and so little time!


message 26: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Exactly!!! LOL; I doubt that's all of the books I want to read. There's always that "one more."


message 27: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 313 comments lol...'tis the truth


message 28: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Haha :)


message 29: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 313 comments i'm doing a secret santa book exchange in another group and they wanted me to whittle my wishlist down to 6 books...6 that I really want...well, i only put books on my wishlist that I really want...so yeah, my person is getting like 600 to pick from


message 30: by Melissa (new)

Melissa T (melissasmidnightmusings) Zakiya wrote: "Wow. That's a lot of books. My GRs tbr shelf has over 2500 books. Sometimes I think I'm never going to be able to finish them all. lol"

I feel the same way, I just keep adding more and more books to read, but not making a dent in the list, haha.


message 31: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Exactly! :)


message 32: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Dee wrote: "i'm doing a secret santa book exchange in another group and they wanted me to whittle my wishlist down to 6 books...6 that I really want...well, i only put books on my wishlist that I really want....."

LOL!!!! That sounds like something I would do :D


message 34: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 1455 comments Nice Job Shay!


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