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message 1: by Sheri, Bookworm (last edited Mar 30, 2012 08:11AM) (new)

Sheri | 12348 comments Mod
The rules: Pick a book from each category below based on the book's AUTHOR. You can post your book as you go or post them now, but don't start reading until March 1!

Author Challenge:
Choose 1 book from an author new to you
Choose 1 book from an old favorite
Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with A-M
Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with N-Z
Choose 1 book from an author with something in common with you (same name, same initials, etc.)

Have fun!

Congratulations to those who finished!
Kari
Gayatri
Laura
Diana
Amanda
Tawna
Buddy


message 2: by Buddy (last edited Mar 30, 2012 06:45AM) (new)

Buddy | 42 comments This is a great idea!

Sounds like fun .. here are mine:

1. New to You - Unbroken A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption
- I've been wanting to read something from this author for a while.

2. Old Favorite - The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
- Decided to re-read this one, before the premier.

3. Name (A-M) - Fistful of Feet by Jordan Krall Fistful of Feet
- This ought to be "bizarre" haha!

4. Name (N-Z) - The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) by James Patterson The Angel Experiment
- Was recommended to me, about time I give it a shot.

5. In Common - 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King 'Salem's Lot
- I chose this book because Stephen King and I are both from New England. I also chose this book because I know it will deliver some blood thirsty, frightening and brutal vampires! .. no wimpy vampires for me!


message 3: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12348 comments Mod
Loved Salem's Lot :)


message 4: by Gayatri (last edited Mar 17, 2012 03:32AM) (new)

Gayatri | 368 comments Great Challenge.
Well here are my choices for now!

1.Forgotten by Cat PatrickForgotten I have been keeping this book on my shelf for a while now! <---
Done

2.The Boyfriend League by Rachel HawthorneThe Boyfriend League <--- Done

3.The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody KeplingerThe Duff
<----- Done

4.Just Listen by Sarah DessenJust Listen

5.Slave to Sensation by Nalini SinghSlave to Sensation



message 5: by Tawna (last edited Mar 27, 2012 08:58AM) (new)

Tawna | 479 comments This sounds like fun!

1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein <--I couldn't find this as an ebook so I bought it and it's taking forever to arrive!!
Finally arrived and I read it in one day!! 5 Stars
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


2. Odd Hours (Odd Thomas, #4) by Dean Koontz <-- Done
--I've always loved Dean Koontz and for some reason didn't finish this series

3. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate <-- done
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

4. The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell <-- done
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

5. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith <-- done
Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 6: by Diana S (last edited Mar 26, 2012 11:06PM) (new)

Diana S | 87 comments March Author Challenge
Books Read: 5/5
Updated: 3/20/12 DONE !!!

1. New to You - Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad 3/9/12
2. Old Favorite - Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (3/20/12)
3. Name (A-M) - Bronsky, Aliana - The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine (3/18/12)
4. Name (N-Z) - Sparks, Kerrelyn - Eat Prey Love 3/7/12
5. In Common - Rachel Caine's Glass Houses 3/12/12 (We both live in Texas)

March Bookshelf
Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9) by Kerrelyn Sparks A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1) by Rachel Caine The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

I just realized all my covers have blue in them. How funny!


message 7: by Kari (last edited Mar 17, 2012 05:05PM) (new)

Kari Awesome. Sounds fun! I am in.

1. New author (COMPLETE) - The Traitor's Daughter (The Veiled Isles Trilogy, #1) by Paula Brandon
2. Old Fav author (COMPLETE) - Mr. Bliss by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Author (A-M) (COMPLETE) - Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand
4. Author (N-Z) (COMPLETE) - My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke
5. Common author (COMPLETE) - Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess, #1) by Esther M. Friesner (Author from CT - like me)


message 8: by Laura (last edited Mar 14, 2012 02:29PM) (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments Sounds fun. I'm in.
New to you >- Gullah Ghosts Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History by Lynn Michelsohn
Old favorite >- Something Deadly by Rachel Lee
Name(A-M) - Bestial  by Ray Garton
Common Author - Black Beast A Clan of MacAulay Novel by R.S. Guthrie
Sorry, missed one
Author(N-Z)> - Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench, #1) by P.J. Tracy



message 9: by Gabriela (last edited Mar 30, 2012 08:18PM) (new)

Gabriela O.k. I'm in...
1. New Author - Scott Westerfield's Uglies Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld
Here is my review: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24...
2. Old Favorite - Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
3. Name (A-M) - Ally Conde's Matched
Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie
Here is my review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/....

Name (N-Z) - James Patterson's Witch & Wizard Witch & Wizard by James Patterson
I have to change this book because the library still doesn't have it for me :( - Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
My Review:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...

5. In Common With - Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
We both currently live in Texas.

Done, with one day to spare!


message 10: by Jojobean (last edited Mar 15, 2012 04:15PM) (new)

Jojobean Choose 1 book from an author new to you- Andrea Cremer: Nightshade
Choose 1 book from an old favorite- L . J. Smith : The Vampire Diaries: Midnight
Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with A-M-Lia Habel Dearly Departed
Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with N-Z- Simon Holt: The Devouring
Choose 1 book from an author with something in common with you (same name, same initials, etc.) Ann Rinaldi: The Redheaded Princess. We’re both born in New York


message 11: by Chelsea Denisse (new)

Chelsea Denisse (chelseadenisse) Choose 1 book from an author new to you- Anna Godbersen : The Luxe
Choose 1 book from an old favorite- Ally Carter : The Gallagher Girls
Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with A-M- Meg Cabot : The Princess Diaries
Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with N-Z- Stephanie Meyer : Twilight
Choose 1 book from an author with something in common with you (same name, same initials, etc.)- Cassandra Clare : Mortal Instruments


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments Are we supposed to review these or let you know when we are done? Haven't done this before:)


message 13: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12348 comments Mod
This is just for fun, so just cross off after you've finished a book. You can post reviews here if you want, too, but you don't have to.


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments Okay, thanks:)


message 15: by Jennifer C. (last edited Mar 15, 2012 04:00AM) (new)

Jennifer C. | 50 comments March Author Challenge
Books Read: 0/5

1. New to You - Agent M Project Mabus by L.M. Vila 3/5
2. Old Favorite -
3. Name (A-M) - Raven by Nuayma Jeggels
4. Name (N-Z) - Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman
5. In Common - Absorbed by Penelope Crowe


message 16: by Gabriela (new)

Gabriela Sorry I don't know how to cross out the book. :(


message 17: by Jennifer C. (last edited Mar 10, 2012 04:47PM) (new)

Jennifer C. | 50 comments Put before what you are trying to cross out and put after (remove the ! on both though)

It will look like this Hello


message 18: by Gabriela (new)

Gabriela Jennifer C. wrote: "Put before what you are trying to cross out and put after (remove the ! on both though)

It will look like this Hello"


Thanks I will try it! :)


message 19: by Gabriela (new)

Gabriela I did it! Yay!!!


message 20: by Amanda (last edited Mar 21, 2012 07:25PM) (new)

Amanda Choose 1 book from an author new to you
--Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah


Choose 1 book from an old favorite
--Illusion by Frank Peretti


Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with A-M
--Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with N-Z
--My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke

Choose 1 book from an author with something in common with you (same name, same initials, etc.)
--Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon (Born in CT, as was I)

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah Illusion by Frank Peretti Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon


message 21: by Heather (last edited Mar 17, 2012 02:07PM) (new)

Heather Boustead (ReflectionsofaBookWorm) | 283 comments March Author Challenge


1. New to You - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

2. Old Favorite - The Next Always by Nora Roberts

3. Name (A-M) - A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

4. Name (N-Z) - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

5. In Common - Upstairs at Miss Hattie's by Ken Casper
(we're actually from the same place.)


Books Read: 1/5

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith


message 22: by Laura (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments My review of Gullah Ghosts Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History by Lynn Michelsohn can be read here
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 23: by Gayatri (new)

Gayatri | 368 comments Completed the challenge!!!


message 24: by Laura (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments All done and will post links to the rest of my reviews soon.


message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments Hi Heather. I never heard of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
Added to my TBR. Thanks:)


message 26: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12348 comments Mod
Congrats guys :)


message 27: by Heather (new)

Heather Boustead (ReflectionsofaBookWorm) | 283 comments Hi Laura I wrote a review about it on my blog if you'd like to see it, the book was interesting! lol


message 28: by Laura (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments Heather, please don't make me try to find your blog. Could you please post a link for me? I would love to read your review:) Happy Saint Patricks Day!!!


message 29: by Laura (new)

Laura Thomas (laurathomas) | 565 comments Never mind Heather. I had followed you on blog follow for a follow on goodreads. been to your blog, but left to tell you I found it. Going to go read your review:)


message 30: by Kari (new)

Kari Kari wrote: "Awesome. Sounds fun! I am in.

1. New author (COMPLETE) - The Traitor's Daughter (The Veiled Isles Trilogy, #1) by Paula Brandon
2. Old Fav author (COMPLETE) - Mr. Bliss by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Author (A-M) (COMPLETE) - [book..."


Yahoo! I am done!


message 31: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 87 comments Diana S wrote: "March Author Challenge
Books Read: 5/5
Updated: 3/20/12 DONE !!!

1. New to You - Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad 3/9/12
2. Old Favorite - Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (3/20/12)
3. Nam..."


I'm Finished! Hooray!!! :D


message 32: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Amanda wrote: "Choose 1 book from an author new to you
--Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Choose 1 book from an old favorite
--Illusion by Frank Peretti

Choose 1 book from an author whose name starts with ..."


Yay! I finished with plenty of time to spare. 3/21/12


message 33: by Tawna (new)

Tawna | 479 comments My last book for this challenge finally arrived and I am done! Code Name Verity was an awesome book and I'm glad it was last read, kind of like a save the best for last thing :)


message 34: by Sheri, Bookworm (new)

Sheri | 12348 comments Mod
Woo hoo!


message 35: by Buddy (new)

Buddy | 42 comments I'm finished .. whew .. just in time!


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