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message 1: by Debbie (last edited Nov 25, 2011 07:39PM) (new)

Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments December Monthly Challenge

This thread is for the participants to post their list and update their progress. The suggestions thread is located HERE .

Many thanks to the those who shared their input at the Suggestions Thread. It is very much appreciated.

1. 'D' is for December: Read a book that starts with 'D' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'.

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a December 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. December Birthday List

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

4. Christmas Theme: : Read a book that has a "Christmas" word in its title (mistletoe, christmas, holiday, santa, reindeer, etc) or has a Christmas theme cover.

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Read a young adult book or a book that has been made into a family friendly movie.

6. Explore-A-Series: Start a new series or continue a series that you have wanted to get back to.

7. Pearl Harbor Day: Read a book that has war related theme or characters.

8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Read a book that the character, the title or the cover is food related. (ie. Visions of Sugar Plums)

9. Holiday Clean-Up: Read a book that you need for another challenge. Be sure to say for which challenge. (Monthly or a Yearly Challenge)

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.

Challenge Duration: December 1 – Decbember 31, 2011

You can choose 3 , 5 , 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, books availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s.
Please repost your progress as it helps when updating.

Happy Reading Everyone!


message 2: by Bookchaser (last edited Dec 02, 2011 08:12PM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1564 comments 2011 December Monthly Challenge

0/?? Completed

01. "D" is for December: Read a book in which the title or author's first/last name begins with "D".
Darkness on Fire by Alexis Morgan
02. Happy Birthday!: (Dec 5) Happy birthday MJ!
Only Yours by Susan Mallery
03. Geography: Read a book whose author, setting or character is from Italy.
Skip
04. Christmas Theme: Read a book that has a "Christmas" word in its title (mistletoe, Christmas, holiday, Santa, reindeer, etc) or has a Christmas theme cover.
Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr
05. Walt Disney's Birthday: Read a young adult book or a book that has been made into a family-friendly movie.
Skip
06. Explore-A-Series: Start a new series or continue a series that you have wanted to get back to.
Warsworn by Elizabeth Vaughan
07. Pearl Harbor Day: Read a book that has war-related theme or characters.
Skip
08. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Read a book in which a character, the title or the cover is food-related.
Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery
09. Holiday Clean-Up: Read a book that you need to finish for another challenge. Be sure to say for which challenge (Monthly, Yearly, etc)
Shifting Plains by Jean Johnson (The 4 Elements Challenge)
OR
Just in Time by Marilyn Campbell (Toy Stories Challenge)
10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.
Warlord by Elizabeth Vaughan
OR
Only Mine by Susan Mallery


Darkness on Fire (Paladins of Darkness #9) by Alexis MorganXXX Only Yours (Fool's Gold, #5) by Susan MalleryXXX Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River, #16) by Robyn CarrXXX Warsworn (Chronicles of the Warlands, #2) by Elizabeth VaughanXXX Sweet Spot (Bakery Sisters, #2) by Susan MalleryXXX Shifting Plains by Jean JohnsonXXX Just in Time by Marilyn CampbellXXX Warlord (Chronicles of the Warlands, #3) by Elizabeth VaughanXXX Only Mine (Fool's Gold, #4) by Susan MalleryXXX


message 3: by Pam (last edited Dec 24, 2011 10:20PM) (new)

Pam (TXPam) | 136 comments I'm in! See Bookchaser I'm right behind you! LOL
I'll post my books later.

1. 'D' is for December: Read a book that starts with 'D' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'D'.....A CEDAR COVE CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber...12/8

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a December 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. December Birthday List..............skip

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, setting or character is from Italy...skip

4. Christmas Theme: : Read a book that has a "Christmas" word in its title (mistletoe, christmas, holiday, santa, reindeer, etc) or has a Christmas theme cover.....HIGHLANDER FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Janet Chapman.....12-11

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Read a young adult book or a book that has been made into a family friendly movie........SKIP

6. Explore-A-Series: Start a new series or continue a series that you have wanted to get back to.

7. Pearl Harbor Day: Read a book that has war related theme or characters...skip

8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Read a book that the character, the title or the cover is food related. (ie. Visions of Sugar Plums)...skip

9. Holiday Clean-Up: Read a book that you need for another challenge. Be sure to say for which challenge. (Monthly or a Yearly Challenge)

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.... LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON by Lisa Kleypas...12/7

Challenge Duration: December 1 – Decbember 31, 2011

You can choose 3 , 5 , 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, books availability and/or time commitment.

Highlander for the Holidays by Janet ChapmanXXX A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie MacomberXXX Love In The Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas


message 4: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4067 comments I'm in too!


message 5: by Erin (new)

Erin (Erin-B) | 790 comments I'm in. I'll post a list when I get one together.


message 6: by Amy J. (last edited Nov 27, 2011 05:26AM) (new)

Amy J. | 349 comments In for 8

0/8

1. Begins with D Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione
2. Happy Birthday Stacie S. (Dec 8) Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister
3. Set in Italy Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
4. Christmas Theme A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
5. Disney's B-Day Evermore by Alyson Noel
6. Explore a Series The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton
9. Holiday Clean-Up (For Drinks and Cocktails Challenge) Wicked Ties by Shayla Black
10. Reader's Choice Envy by J.R. WardJ.R. Ward

Desire Unchained (Demonica, #2) by Larissa Ione Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey Guardian, #2) by Katie MacAlister Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel The Xibalba Murders (An Archaeological Mystery, #1) by Lyn Hamilton Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1) by Shayla Black Envy (The Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward


message 7: by Anja (new)

Anja | 40 comments I'm in. Since this is my only reading challenge, do I pick any book for number 9 Holiday Clean-Up?


message 8: by Drew (new)

Drew Constance (Authenticangelblissgmailcom) | 32 comments I am in for sure. I have some Christmas books that I want to read as well as others. Romance wise.


message 9: by Penney (new)

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


message 10: by Vi (new)

Vi | 2012 comments I'm in. Love the categories, Debbie! :)


message 11: by Dragana (new)

Dragana (bookwormdreams) | 902 comments I'm in. I will post as I go. :)


message 12: by Kme_17 (last edited Nov 25, 2011 11:20PM) (new)

Kme_17 | 107 comments i am in :)


message 13: by Nina (new)

Nina (ridyananda) | 145 comments I'm in! :)


message 14: by Joanne (new)

Joanne | 195 comments I'm in for 10. Will post list later.


message 15: by Drew (new)

Drew Constance (Authenticangelblissgmailcom) | 32 comments 'D' is for December: A Cedar Cove Christmas – Debbie Macomber http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33...
Happy Birthday! [If I can fit it in] Marked P.C Cast: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30...
Geography: Very Valentine – Adriana Trigiani - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36...
Christmas Theme: Wrapped in You- Carol Matthews http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...
Walt Disney's Birthday & Explore-A-Series : Lola and the Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/99...
Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: The Cookie Club – Anne Pearlman http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/70...
Holiday Clean-up and Readers Choice- Fearscape- Simon Holt http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78...


message 16: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments I'm in and will post soon!


message 17: by Valerie ~Varuca~ (last edited Dec 13, 2011 04:21PM) (new)

Valerie ~Varuca~ (Varuca1) | 412 comments I'm in for at least 5


RRRC 2011 December Monthly Challenge

0/5 Complete

1. 'D' is for December: December Promise-K.C. Kendricks
4. Christmas Theme: Small Town Christmas-Jill Shalvis/Hope Ramsay/Katie Lane
6. Explore-A-Series: Head Over Heels-Jill Shalvis
9. Holiday Clean-Up:TBD
10. Reader's Choice: Across the East River Bridge-Kate McMurray

December Promise by K.C. Kendricks Small Town Christmas (Includes Lucky Harbor, #2.5) by Jill Shalvis Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis Across the East River Bridge  by Kate McMurray


message 18: by Kesha (last edited Dec 28, 2011 07:46AM) (new)

Kesha | 442 comments I'm in for 5
Completed 5/5 12-28-11


3. Geography (Italy): Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded by Abby Green 12-8-11
4. Christmas Theme: The Greek's Christmas Baby by Lucy Monroe 12-11-11
6. Explore a Series: High Country Bride by Linda Lael Miller 12-28-11
9. Holiday Clean-Up: Sometimes Naughty, Sometimes Nice by Kimberly Raye 12-10-11
for Yearly A-Z Female Character Challenge
10. Reader's Choice: Come With Me by J.S. Hawley 12-26-11

Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded (Presents Extra) by Abby Green Sometimes Naughty, Sometimes Nice (Farrel Sisters, #2) by Kimberly Raye The Greek's Christmas Baby (Kouros Brothers Duo, #2) by Lucy Monroe Come With Me by J.S. Hawley High Country Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, #1) (McKettricks, #1) by Linda Lael Miller


message 19: by Ceej (new)

Ceej (drqangel) | 1015 comments 2011 December Monthly Challenge

0/9

1. 'D' is for December: : Secrets of Bella Terra: A Scarlet Deception Novel
2. Happy Birthday!:: The Foursome (happy birthday to me!)
3. Geography:: The Villa
4. Christmas Theme: :: TIS THE SEASON...FOR ROMANCE
6. Explore-A-Series:: Hunger Untamed
7. Pearl Harbor Day:: In Bed with a Highlander
8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies:: Chocolate Sangria: A Novel
9. Holiday Clean-Up:: The Return of Rafe MacKade (Dare You to Read: The McKade Brothers)
10. Reader's Choice: Other Men's Wives: A Novel


message 20: by Desperado (last edited Nov 29, 2011 12:51PM) (new)

Desperado (LethalLovely) | 822 comments I'm in for 7 & I'm going to 2nd Vi's comment. Great categories, Debbie!

December 2011 RRRC Monthly Challenge
Goal: 0/7 Completed


1. "D" Read: Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
4. Christmas Theme: Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
5. YA Madness: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
6. Explore-a-Series: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
7. War: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
9. Cross Challenger: TBD
10. Reader's Choice: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Destiny Kills (Myth and Magic, #1) by Keri Arthur Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3) by Carrie Vaughn Falling Under (Falling Under, #1) by Gwen Hayes Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1) by Maya BanksTBD Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh


message 21: by Joann (last edited Nov 27, 2011 10:19AM) (new)

Joann | 973 comments Updated - I'm in for 5 this month - make that 7 instead.

RRRC 2011 December Monthly Challenge

Duration: December 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

0/7 Read


1. 'D' is for December: Wyoming Tough by Diana Palmer
2. Happy Birthday Megan!: Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton
4. Christmas Theme: The Bite Before Christmas Anthology
6. Explore-A-Series: The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
9. Holiday Clean-Up: Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter from RRRC Create Your Own Reading Challenge
10. Reader's Choice: Of Saints and Shadows by Christopher Golden

Wyoming Tough by Diana Palmer Incubus Dreams (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #12) by Laurell K. Hamilton The Bite Before Christmas (Argeneau, #15.5; Night Huntress, #6.5) by Lynsay Sands The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #1) by Anne Perry Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #2) by Joanne Fluke Blindsighted (Grant County, #1) by Karin Slaughter Of Saints and Shadows (Shadow Saga #1) by Christopher Golden


message 22: by Sherrill (last edited Dec 01, 2011 10:06PM) (new)

Sherrill My first time in, so I will start small.

December 2011: 2/3

1. Begins with D: Destined by Jessie Harrell

4. Christmas Theme: All I Want for Christmas by Lisa Mondello
Edited 11/27/11: Oops, I started reading this one yesterday and finished it before bed. I think I'll find another one for the Christmas Theme.

10. Reader's Choice Heart on a Chain by Cindy C. Bennett
Edited 12-1-11: Another one I started a few days ago, thinking I was going to be a slow reader. This is a fantastic book that hits some real-life issues families face.


message 23: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (cklueh) | 394 comments I think we're back in the groove of things (working out, homeschool, etc.), so I'll try for 10 this month.


message 24: by Lacy (new)

Lacy (Lacy_Stewart) | 1806 comments I love these categories! I am in.


message 25: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Dec 04, 2011 09:30AM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB I'm in again. I'll try 8... We'll see how far I can actually get ;)

1. D Book/Author - The Duke of Shadows by Duran
2. B-day (Nadine) - And Then He Kissed Her by Guhrke
3. Italy - skipping
4. Christmas Book - The Bite Before Christmas
5. YA Book - Touch of Power by Snyder
6. Series Book - Explosive Eighteen by Evanovich
7. War Book - skipping
8. Food Book - Delicious by Mallery
9. Another Challenge - The Wages of Sin by Maclaine
10. MY Choice - Whispering Rock by Carr

The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran And Then He Kissed Her (Girl Bachelors, #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke The Bite Before Christmas (Argeneau, #15.5; Night Huntress, #6.5) by Lynsay Sands Touch of Power (Healer, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18) by Janet Evanovich Delicious (Buchanans, #1) by Susan Mallery The Wages of Sin (Cin Craven, #1) by Jenna Maclaine Whispering Rock (Virgin River, #3) by Robyn Carr


message 26: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (cklueh) | 394 comments December Monthly Challenge
Duration: December 1st to December 31st 2011
0/10 COMPLETE

1. 'D' is for December: Demon's Librarian
2. Happy Birthday, Megan!: Succubus Dreams
3. Geography (Italy): The Juliet Club OR Juliet Immortal
4. Christmas Theme (Christmas cover): The Eternal Ones
5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Wicked Girls
6. Explore-A-Series: Siren's Storm
7. Pearl Harbor Day: Crossed
8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Such a Pretty Fat
9. Holiday Clean-Up (A to Z Title Challenge): Quicksilver
10. Reader's Choice: Night Circus
Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou The Eternal Ones (Eternal Ones, #1) by Kirsten Miller The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Wicked Girls A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill Quicksilver by Stephanie Spinner The Demon's Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid #3) by Richelle Mead Such a Pretty Fat One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1) by Stacey Jay


message 27: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 1099 comments I'm in for 8 - Here's the theory

0/8 Read

D for December: The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter
Happy B-Day Regina!: Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
Christmas Theme: Sweet Inspiration by Penny Watson
Explore-a-Series: Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
Pearl Harbor Day: The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
Holiday Clean Up: Highborn by Yvonne Navarro (2011 A to Z Author Challenge)
My Choice: TBD

The Darkest Surrender (Lords of the Underworld, #8) by Gena Showalter Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #1) by Nora Roberts Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Brothers, #1) by Penny Watson Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5) by Kelley Armstrong The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann Sprinkle with Murder (A Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Highborn (Dark Redemption, #1) by Yvonne Navarro


message 28: by ~Leslie~ (last edited Nov 27, 2011 12:25PM) (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments I am going big this month!
0/10

1. 'D' is for December: Dark Legend

2. Happy Birthday Cindy!: A Daughter's Inheritance

3. Geography: Juliet Immortal

4. Christmas Theme: The Bite Before Christmas

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Twilight

6. Explore-A-Series: Bayou Moon

7. Pearl Harbor Day: The Masque of the Black Tulip (Napoleanic War)

8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Chili Con Corpses

9. Holiday Clean-Up (Read all Genres Yearly challenge): Spellweaver: A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

10. Reader's Choice: Glory in Death

TO READ

Dark Legend (Carpathians, #8) by Christine Feehan A Daughter's Inheritance (The Broadmoor Legacy, #1) by Tracie Peterson Ask Me If I'm Happy by Kimberly Menozzi The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2) by Lauren Willig Chili Con Corpses (A Supper Club Mystery, #3) by J.B. Stanley Spellweaver A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms by Lynn Kurland Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1) by Stacey Jay


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

i'm in. will post as I go.


message 30: by Rose (last edited Nov 26, 2011 07:18PM) (new)

Rose (Rosepetals1984) | 17 comments I'm in! I'll post my list before December.

Edit: Actually didn't take me long to make this list at all. I'm doing eight books for the challenge.

1. Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl
2. A Lot Like Love by Julie James
5. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
6. Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
7. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
8. Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
9. Good Oil by Laura Buzo
10. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson

Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl A Lot Like Love (FBI, #2) by Julie James The City of Ember (The Ember Series, #1) by Jeanne DuPrau Tattoo (Tattoo, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3) by Patrick Ness Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee Good Oil by Laura Buzo The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson


message 31: by Terra (last edited Dec 22, 2011 09:58PM) (new)

Terra (skibunny84) 5/5 done December 22
1. Dangerous By Diana Palmer - December 10
4. A Stone Creek Christmas By Linda Lael Miller - December 9
5. Destined By P.C. Cast - December 19
6. City of Fallen Angels By Cassandra Clare December 22
10. The Mommy Miracle By Lilian Darcy - December 11
Dangerous (Long, Tall Texans) by Diana Palmer A Stone Creek Christmas (Stone Creek, #4) (Silhouette Special Edition #1939) by Linda Lael Miller Destined (House of Night, #9) by P.C. Cast City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare The Mommy Miracle (Harlequin Special Edition) by Lilian Darcy


message 32: by Penney (last edited Nov 26, 2011 09:06PM) (new)

Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments December Monthly Challenge 2011
Duration: Dec 1 ~ Dec 31
0/10 Read


1. "D" is for: Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
2. Happy B'day Karen: Pleasure's Edge by Eve Berlin
3. Viva Italia!: Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice
4. Dear Santa...: All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas
5. Happy Disney Day!: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
6. Explore-A-Series: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
7. Pearl Harbor Day: Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow
8. The Season of Cooking: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
9. Read-The-Month: Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
10. PIFM Choice: TBD

Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill Pleasure's Edge by Eve Berlin Into the Crossfire (Protectors, #1) by Lisa Marie Rice All Through the Night A Troubleshooter Christmas (Troubleshooters, #12) by Suzanne Brockmann Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #2) by Molly Harper Enemy Lover (L.O.S.T #1) by Karin Harlow The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom Ravished by a Highlander (Children Of The Mist, #1) by Paula Quinn


message 33: by Cindy (last edited Dec 04, 2011 11:23AM) (new)

Cindy (cynx) | 37 comments ♦2011 December Monthly Challenge♦
12.1.2011 - 12.31.2011
1/5


description'D' is for December: Don't Mess With Texas by Christie Craig
descriptionChristmas Theme: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas 12.3.11 ♥♥♥♥
descriptionExplore-A-Series: Real Men Will by Carly Phillips
descriptionHoliday Clean-Up: Not Quite A Husband by Sherry Thomas
•• (Toy Stories Reading Challenge)
descriptionReader's Choice: Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn

Don't Mess with Texas by Christie Craig Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Real Men Will (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #3) by Victoria Dahl Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet, #1) by Julia Quinn


message 34: by Emily (last edited Dec 22, 2011 03:24PM) (new)

Emily | 318 comments I'm in:
9/10
1. 'D' is for December: Downsizing by W. Soliman
2. Happy Birthday!: Beast Behaving Badly by Shelley Laurenston
3. Geography: Ruthlessly Bedded, Forcibly Wedded by Abby Green
4. Christmas Theme: Mele Kalikiamaka, Baby by Melissa Schroeder
5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Read a young adult book or a book that has been made into a family friendly movie.
6. Explore-A-Series: Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
7. Pearl Harbor Day: Seal of My Dreams by Anthology
8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Lydia's Twin Temptation by Heather Rainier
9. Holiday Clean-Up: The Girl Most Likely by Jana Richards
10. Reader's Choice: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey


message 35: by Drew (new)

Drew Constance (Authenticangelblissgmailcom) | 32 comments Rose wrote: "I'm in! I'll post my list before December.

Edit: Actually didn't take me long to make this list at all. I'm doing eight books for the challenge.

1. Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl
2. A Lot Like ..."


Rose wrote: "I'm in! I'll post my list before December.

Edit: Actually didn't take me long to make this list at all. I'm doing eight books for the challenge.

1. Crazy for Love by Victoria Dahl
2. A Lot Like ..."


I loved Artichokes heart


message 36: by Alexis (last edited Nov 28, 2011 07:57PM) (new)

Alexis (LexaReads) | 375 comments RRRC December 2011 Monthly Challenge
12/1 - 12/31
0/10 Complete

1. 'D' is for December: Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

2. Happy Birthday Colleen: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

3. Geography (Italy!): High Five by Janet Evanovich

4. Christmas Theme: Christmas At Timberwoods by Fern Michaels

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Cloaked by Alex Flinn

6. Explore-a-series: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

7. Pearl Harbor Day: Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr

8. Fruitcake and Pumpkin Pies: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

9. Holiday Cleanup: TBA

10. Reader's Choice: TBA

Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5) by Janet Evanovich Christmas At Timberwoods by Fern Michaels Cloaked by Alex Flinn Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Paradise Valley (Virgin River, #7) by Robyn Carr The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen


message 37: by Lauren (last edited Dec 09, 2011 12:08PM) (new)

Lauren (MsThestral) I'm in for 5
Complete: 3/5

1. D is for...: The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare
2. Happy Birthday Archer: Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. Explore A Series: Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian - Done: Dec 9
4. Holiday Clean-Up - 4x4 in 8 Challenge: Inferno's Kiss by Monica Burns - Done: Dec 4
5. Reader's Choice:Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks - Done: Dec 7


message 38: by Barbara ★ (last edited Nov 27, 2011 10:52AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3014 comments READ: 0/8

1. 'D' is for December: Destiny's Star - Elizabeth Vaughan

2. Happy Birthday Jess!: For Her Eyes Only - Cait London

4. Christmas Theme: Hot for the Holidays - anthology

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: The Book of Water - Marjorie Kellogg

6. Explore-A-Series: Highborn - Yvonne Navarro

8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Cereal Killer - G.A. McKevett

9. Holiday Clean-Up: X-Rated Bloodsuckers - Mario Avecedo (Reading with Friends and A-Z Title Challenge)

10. Reader's Choice:Love With A Long Tall Texan - Diana Palmer

Destiny's Star (Epic of Palins) by Elizabeth Vaughan For Her Eyes Only (Psychic Triplet Trilogy, #3) by Cait London Hot for the Holidays (Includes Breeds, #20; Mageverse, #9; Stormwalker, Prequel; Dark Magick, Prequel) by Lora Leigh The Book of Water (Dragon Quartet, #2) by Marjorie B. Kellogg Highborn (Dark Redemption, #1) by Yvonne Navarro X-Rated Bloodsuckers (Felix Gomez, #2) by Mario Acevedo Love With A Long Tall Texan by Diana Palmer


message 39: by Wan (last edited Dec 10, 2011 05:00PM) (new)

Wan  (WanWaddell) | 2081 comments I'll do 5. May be 8.

RRRC: 2011 December Monthly Challenge
Challenge Duration: December 1 – Decbember 31, 2011
0/5


1. 'D' is for December: The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux
2. Happy Birthday! Archer (8th dec): Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3.
4.
5. Walt Disney's Birthday: YA Queen's Own Fool by Jane Yolen
6. Explore-A-Series: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
7. Pearl Harbor: War Theme Knight of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
8.
9. Holiday Clean-Up: A-Z Book-Yearly Challenge Zinnia by Jayne Castle
10. My Choice: The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

The Black Lyon (Montgomery #1) by Jude Deveraux Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter, #18) (Were-Hunter, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Queen's Own Fool by Jane Yolen Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels, #1) by Anne Bishop Knight of Darkness (Lords of Avalon, #2) by Kinley MacGregor Zinnia (St. Helen's, #2) by Jayne Castle The Wild Rose (The Tea Rose, #3) by Jennifer Donnelly


message 40: by Debbie (new)

Debbie  (onyx95) | 2757 comments Anja wrote: "I'm in. Since this is my only reading challenge, do I pick any book for number 9 Holiday Clean-Up?"

If you don't have another challenge that you could use as this one, find one of your TBR books that have been staring you down for awhile. Similar to the LOST challenge, just find something that has been around but you haven't had the push to read it yet.


message 41: by Lili (last edited Dec 26, 2011 01:57AM) (new)

Lili | 343 comments December Monthly Challenge
Challenge Duration: December 1 – Decbember 31, 2011
09 - 05 READ


1. 'D' is for December - Dark Seduction by Brenda Joyce 12/07*
2. Happy Birthday Lauren! - Sword of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor 12/13*****
3. Geography - Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich 12/09*****
4. Christmas Theme - Unwrapped by Lacey Alexander 12/10***
6. Explore-A-Series - Surrender by Lora Leigh 12/10**
7. Pearl Harbor Day - Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning 12/25*****
8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies - Big Bad Wolf by Flesa Black 12/11**
9. Holiday Clean-Up (Seven Deadly Sins) - Broken by Megan Hart 12/05*****
10. Reader's Choice - Fallen by Erin McCarthy 12/20**


message 42: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9119 comments December Monthly Challenge
0/7 Read

1. Day, Ethan- Life In Fusion, Anything For You or Dreaming Of You
2. Happy Birthday!: skip
3. Geography: Happily Even After or Talk To Me (both have Italian heroes)
4. Christmas Theme:TBD
5. Walt Disney's Birthday: skip
6. Explore-A-Series: Sweet Magik
7. Pearl Harbor Day: skip
8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Sweet Inspiration
9. Holiday Clean-Up: Silent Heat-Vonna Harper (Genre Challenge)
10. Reader's Choice:TBD

Life in Fusion (Sno Ho, #2) by Ethan Day Dreaming of You by Ethan Day Anything for You by Ethan Day Happily Even After (The Second Time Around #1) by Lena Matthews Talk to Me by Cassandra Carr Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Brothers, #1) by Penny Watson Sweet Magik (Klaus Brothers, #2) by Penny Watson Silent Heat by Vonna Harper


message 43: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Dec 19, 2011 10:31AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 443 comments I'm in for at least 3 reads. Will post the books as I read them.

3/3 READ; Updated 12.19

#6. Explore-A-Series: I read Promise Canyon (Virgin River, #13) by Robyn CarrPromise Canyon by Robyn Carr (12.5)

#9. Holiday Clean-Up (read a book you need for another challenge): I read The Vintage Caper by Peter MayleThe Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle (12.13) *I needed this book for my RR-Cocktails challenge & my Seasonal Reading Group Winter challenge.

#10. Reader's Choice: I read The Secret of Chanel No. 5 The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume by Tilar J. MazzeoThe Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume by Tilar J. Mazzeo (12.11)


message 44: by Lisa Kay (last edited Dec 15, 2011 09:45AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 1885 comments RRRC December Monthly Challenge

Duration: December 1 – December 31, 2011

3/5 - Unsure which ones I'll do, but I'll go for five.

1. 'D' is for December: Dying for Chocolate, by Diane Mott Davidson (OneClick audio)

2. ✔Happy Birthday!: Regina's is the 20th; Happy B-Day! She loves audiobooks too.
    Blue-Eyed Devil, by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★★ audible.com to iPod/Touch 12/7

3. Geography: set in Italy - Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief, by Dorothy Gilman (OneClick audio)

4. Christmas Theme: Under The Mistletoe, by Mary Balogh (PB)

5. ✔ Walt Disney's Birthday: Read a young adult book or a book that has been made into a family friendly movie.
Philip Van Doren Stern = The Greatest Gift: The Original Story That Inspired the Christmas Classic It's a Wonderful Life★★★★★ HC 12/14

6. ✔Explore-A-Series: Slave to Sensation, by Nalini Singh ★★★★★ PB 12/5

7. Pearl Harbor Day: Read a book that has war related theme or characters.

8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Read a book that the character, the title or the cover is food related. (ie. Visions of Sugar Plums)

9. Holiday Clean-Up: Read a book that you need for another challenge. Be sure to say for which challenge. (Monthly or a Yearly Challenge)
RRRC: The Four Elements Challenge - finished all but the water bonus months agon.
The Shape of Water, by Andrea Camilleri (OneClick audio)

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice.

Dying for Chocolate (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, Book 2) by Diane Mott Davidson Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief (Mrs. Pollifax, #10) by Dorothy Gilman Under The Mistletoe (Signet Eclipse) by Mary Balogh Around the World in Eighty Days  by Jules Verne The Greatest Gift The Original Story That Inspired the Christmas Classic It's a Wonderful Life by Philip Van Doren Stern Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries, #1) by Andrea Camilleri


message 45: by Lacy (last edited Nov 27, 2011 12:48PM) (new)

Lacy (Lacy_Stewart) | 1806 comments RRRC December Monthly Challenge

Duration: December 1 – Decbember 31, 2011

0/8

1. 'D' is for December: The Dead-Tossed Waves

2. Happy Birthday Leah!: Chain Reaction

4. Christmas Theme: Holiday in Death

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Silence

6. Explore-A-Series: Vengeance in Death

7. Pearl Harbor Day: Envy OR The Notorious Benedict Arnold

9. Holiday Clean-Up (The Serial Challenge): Rough Country OR The Heir

10. Reader's Choice: TBD


The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2) by Carrie Ryan Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3) by Simone Elkeles Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb Silence (Hush, Hush, #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6) by J.D. Robb Envy (The Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin Rough Country (Virgil Flowers, #3) by John Sandford The Heir (Reid Family, #1) by Johanna Lindsey


message 46: by Turtlecollector (last edited Dec 17, 2011 01:19PM) (new)

Turtlecollector | 195 comments RRRC December Monthly Challenge

Completed: 5/5
2. Happy Birthday!: Cindy: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas 12/1/11 ♥♥♥♥

4. Christmas Theme: An O'Brien Family Christmas by Sherryl Woods 12/13/11 ♥♥♥♥

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini 12/16/11 ♥♥♥♥♥

9. Holiday Clean-Up: Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich 12/11/11 ♥♥♥♥♥

10. Reader's Choice: Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow 12/7/11 ♥♥♥


message 47: by Christine (new)

Christine | 955 comments I'm definitely in. I'll have to think about my list...


message 48: by Rachael (new)

Rachael (Rachiiebabes) | 4 comments I'm in. 0/8

1. 'D' is for December: Magic in the Blood - Devon Monk
2. Happy Birthday!: All I want for Christmas is a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks (Happy Birthday Cindy)

3. Geography: Secrets of Bella Terra: A Scarlet Deception Novel - Christina Dodd

4. Christmas Theme: : Hot for the Holidays

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: Graceling - Kristin Cashore
OR
City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

6. Explore-A-Series: Greywalker - Kat Richardson

7. Pearl Harbor Day: Skip

8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Sweet Inspiration - Penny Watson

9. Holiday Clean-Up: Skip (This is my first challenge)

10. Reader's Choice: Shadowlight - Lynn Veihl

Challenge Duration: December 1 – Decbember 31, 2011

Magic In the Blood (Allie Beckstrom, #2) by Devon Monk All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire (Love at Stake, #5) by Kerrelyn Sparks Secrets of Bella Terra (The Scarlet Deception, #1) by Christina Dodd Hot for the Holidays (Includes Breeds, #20; Mageverse, #9; Stormwalker, Prequel; Dark Magick, Prequel) by Lora Leigh Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Kristin Cashore Greywalker (Greywalker, #1) by Kat Richardson Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Brothers, #1) by Penny Watson Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1) by Lynn Viehl


message 49: by Hina (last edited Nov 30, 2011 07:06AM) (new)

Hina | 2579 comments 0/10 Completed



1. 'D' is for December: The Darkest Prison by Gena Showalter.

2. Happy Birthday!: Into the Lair by Maya Banks. (Happy Birthday Lauren!!)

3. Geography: Othello by William Shakespeare.

4. Christmas Theme: : MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS by Carol Mortimer.

5. Walt Disney's Birthday: The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Meredith Ann Pierce.

6. Explore-A-Series: When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James.

7. Pearl Harbor Day: Hidden Away by Maya Banks.

8. Fruitcake & Pumpkin Pies: Some Like It Hot by Louisa Edwards.

9. Holiday Clean-Up (Yearly Challenge): The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

10. Reader's Choice: The Royal Pain by MaryJanice Davidson.


message 50: by Autumn (new)

Autumn   (sweetdenial) | 1468 comments Count me in, Debbie :) I will update my selections later


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