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message 1: by Lisa Kay (last edited May 31, 2012 04:36PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thank you, Gayle, for submitting this wonderful challenge to the Moderators of Nothing But Reading Challenges.

                                                             ~ Seven Wonders ~
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7 WONDERS CHALLENGE

Duration: 7 (of course) months from date of start.

Rules: Read 7 (or more) books related to the Seven Wonders of the World. Choose either the Location or Spell-It-Out option. Re-reads are acceptable. So are audiobooks. Update your original comment, or post a new one with each update. Just let us apprised of how you are doing!

There are numerous other “Seven Wonders” categories as well, such as 7 Wonders of the Medieval World, 7 Wonders of the Industrial World, 7 Natural Wonders of the World, 7 Wonders of the Underwater World, etc., that can be found at: Wonders of the World

If you find one you would prefer over the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World that is listed, please post it in this thread for others to enjoy.

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
(view spoiler)

New 7 Wonders of the World
(view spoiler)

7 Wonders of the Medieval World
(view spoiler)

7 Wonders of the Natural World - Seems to be some disagreement on these! Pick yours. ☺
(view spoiler)

Location Challenge Option: Read a book set in the country or exact location where each of the Wonders is located.

Example of Location Challenge for 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

0/7

Great Pyramid of Giza: The Eye Of Ra, by Michael Asher
Hanging Gardens of Babylon: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, by P.B. Kerr
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus: Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
Statue of Zeus at Olympus: Zeus: King of the Gods, by George O'Connor
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus: The Roman Antiquities Of Dionysius Of Halicarnassus Volume I, Books 1-2, by Dionysius
Colossus of Rhodes: The Colossus of Rhodes, by Caroline Lawrence
Lighthouse of Alexandria: The Alexandria Link, by Steve Berry

The Eye Of Ra by Michael Asher The Blue Djinn of Babylon (Children of the Lamp, #2) by P.B. Kerr Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer Zeus King of the Gods by George O'Connor The Roman Antiquities Of Dionysius Of Halicarnassus by Dionysius The Colossus of Rhodes (Roman Mysteries, #9) by Caroline Lawrence The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, #2) by Steve Berry

Spell-It-Out Challenge Option: Using book or series titles, authors’ first or last names, spell out the Wonder or the main focus of the Wonder. You can ignore the article (a, an, the, etc.) or use it.

Example of Spell-It-Out for Great Pyramid of Giza

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P - Portrait of a Lady: A Leonardo DaVinci Mystery, by Diane A. S. Stuckart
Y - Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, by Geraldine Brooks
R - The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
A - Auel, Jane = The Shelters of Stone
M - The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, by Carolly Erickson
I   - Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott
D - Dark Age Dawning, #1 Nightfall, by Ellen Connor

Portrait of a Lady A Leonardo DaVinci Mystery by Diane A.S. Stuckart Year of Wonders A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, #5) by Jean M. Auel The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson Ivanhoe by Walter Scott Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, #1) by Ellen Connor



message 2: by Lisa Kay (last edited Apr 27, 2013 01:51PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments


Sarah S-i-O 07/42
Catherine S-i-O 24?/81
Barbara★ Location 07/07 - Done!
NayNay Location 07/07 - Done!
NayNay-Round II Location 07/07 - Done Again!
Sarajayne S-i-O 00/42
Gayle Location 07/07 - Done!
Laurie Location 02/07
Joann S-i-O 22/22 - Done!
Sharon Location 00/07
Dawn S i O 23/52
Suzanne S i O 14/52
Kristine S i O 04/XX
Sherrie S i O 05/42
Julianne
Ashley Location 01/07
Angie S i O 43/43 - Done!
AndaM S i O 99/99 & 14/14 - Done!
Jessica Ann S i O 03/52
Adele S i O 07/48
Piccolamimi S i O 16/66
Kristina S i O 06/63
Dawn S i O 00/07
Rabaab S i O 00/XX
Louise Location 00/07
Claire
Maria Location 00/07
Brenda S i O 05/43



message 3: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Reserved. Just in case.


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 380 comments Can we do a spell it out of each Wonder? Or just one?


message 5: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Either way, Sarah. You want to do all seven? Go for it. ☺


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 380 comments I was thinking about it, but now that I look at all the different Wonders, that might end up being a huge spell it out. LOL I might just be crazy enough to do it.


message 7: by Lisa Kay (last edited May 31, 2012 03:25PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments I bet you could do it, especially if you just used the focus word. You can choose any of the 7 Wonders.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 380 comments Awesome, thanks! I'll set up a post and then think about it :D


message 9: by Sarah (last edited Dec 09, 2012 11:11PM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 380 comments 7 Wonders Challenge
Duration: 5.31.12-12.31.12
Completed: 6/7
Books: 40/42

Wonders for Spell-it-out:
Grand Canyon: Canyon
Great Barrier Reef: Reef 8.7.12
Harbor of Rio de Jeneiro: Harbor 11.3.12
Mount Everest: Everest 10.20.12
Aurora Borealis: Aurora 12.9.12
Paitrutin Volcano: Volcano 12.1.12
Victoria Falls: Falls 10.31.12
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C: The Dead Girl's Dance by Rachel Caine 5.31.12
A: Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken 11.1.12
N: Never Kiss a Stranger by Heather Grothaus 6.4.12
Y:
O:
N: Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Heather Grothaus 6.8.12
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R: My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland 6.2.12
E: Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione 6.7.12
E: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland 8.7.12
F: Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur 6.21.12
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H: Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison 6.25.12
A: A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix 6.3.12
R: Insurgent by Veronica Roth 7.6.12
B: Bedding Lord Ned by Sally MacKenzie 6.7.12
O: One For the Money by Janet Evanovich 11.3.12
R: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead 10.21.12
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E:Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill 9.5.12
V:If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl 6.11.12
E:Tempting Danger by Eileen Wilks 6.10.12
R:Frostbite by Richelle Mead 10.20.12
E:Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James 6.15.12
S: Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston 7.21.12
T: Touched By an Alien by Gini Koch 6.12.12
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A: Demon's Curse by Alexa Egan 11.3.12
U: The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent 10.12.12
R: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead 10.22.12
O: The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison 12.9.12
R: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead 10.26.12
A: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong 11.4.12
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V: Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh 6.12.12
O: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young 12.1.12
L: Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston 7.22.12
C: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole 6.5.12
A: Everneath by Brodi Ashton 11.10.12
N: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper 6.17.12
O: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean 12.1.12
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F: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James 6.15.12
A: Enclave by Ann Aguirre 10.31.12
L: The Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston 6.8.12
L: The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston 7.18.12
S: The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston 7.19.12


message 10: by Catherine (last edited Nov 03, 2013 06:09PM) (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments I'm definitely in!


7 WONDERS CHALLENGE

Duration: 7 (of course) months from date of start.

Rules: Read 7 (or more) books related to the Seven Wonders of the World. Choose either the Location or Spell-It-Out option. Re-reads are acceptable. So are audiobooks. Update your original comment, or post a new one with each update. Just let us apprised of how you are doing!

There are numerous other “Seven Wonders” categories as well, such as 7 Wonders of the Medieval World, 7 Wonders of the Industrial World, 7 Natural Wonders of the World, 7 Wonders of the Underwater World, etc., that can be found at: Wonders of the World

If you find one you would prefer over the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World that is listed, please post it in this thread for others to enjoy.

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
(view spoiler)







New 7 Wonders of the World
(view spoiler)








7 Wonders of the Medieval World
(view spoiler)







Location Challenge Option: Read a book set in the country or exact location where each of the Wonders is located.

Example of Location Challenge for 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

0/7
(I may not use these books...these were examples)
Great Pyramid of Giza: The Eye Of Ra, by Michael Asher
Hanging Gardens of Babylon: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, by P.B. Kerr
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus: Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
Statue of Zeus at Olympus: Zeus: King of the Gods, by George O'Connor
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus: The Roman Antiquities Of Dionysius Of Halicarnassus Volume I, Books 1-2, by Dionysius
Colossus of Rhodes: The Colossus of Rhodes, by Caroline Lawrence
Lighthouse of Alexandria: The Alexandria Link, by Steve Berry

I think I will try to spell it out! I will add the wonders as I get through these.
June 1st...



Great Pyramid of Giza:

The Red Pyramid..Rick Riordan(book 1)(17 Sept)
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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon:

The Summer Garden..Paulinna Simons(book 3)(29 Nov)
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The Temple of Artemis:

T. Truth..Julia Karr(book 2)(22 June)
E. The Enchantress..Michael Scott(book 6)(11 Nov)
M. Magic Bites..Ilona Andrews(book 1)(3 July)
P. Paris in Love..Eloisa James(7 Oct)
L. The Lost Goddess..Tom Knox(7 June)
E. Enna Burning..Shannon Hale(book 2)(read)

of

A. Atonement..Ian McEwan
R. The Red Queen..Philippa Gregory(book 2)(10 Sept)
T. Tatiana & Alexander..Paullina Simons(book 2)(29 June)
E. The Elegance of the Hedgehog..Muriel Barbery
M. The Map of Time..Félix J. Palma(book 1)(27 July)
I. The Island House..Posie Graeme-Evans(25 Sept)
S. The Shelters of Stone..Jean M. Auel(book 5)(8 July)
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The Statue of Zeus:

S. The Serpent's Shadow..Rick Riordan(book 3)
T. The Throne of Fire..Rick Riordan(book 2)
A. The Anatomist's Wife..Anne Lee Huber(3 May)
T. Ties That Bind..Marie Bostwick(book 5)(26 Aug)
U. The Unfinished Garden..Barbara Claypole White(15 Oct)
E. Etiquette & Esponage..Gail Carriger(book 1)(5 Sept)

of

Z. Zoo..James Patterson(read)
E. Entwined With You..Sylvia Day(book 3)(read)
U. The Untethered Soul..Michael A. Singer(7 Dec)
S. Sheer Mischief..Jill Mansell(12 Feb)
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The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus:

M. Murder on the Cote D'Azure(Little Death by the Sea..Susan Kiernan-Lewis(book 1)(24 June)
A. The Ambassador's Daughter..Pam Jenoff(read)
U. The Union Street bakery..Mary Ellen Taylor(12 Apr)
S. Son of a Witch..Gregory Maguire(book 2)
O. Out of Oz..Gregory Maguire(book 4)
L. The Lost Hero..Rick Riordan(book 1)(12 July)
E. Effortless..S.C. Stephens(book 2)
U.
M. Murder A La Carte(Toujours Dead)..Susan Kiernan-Lewis(book 2)(8 Aug)

of

H. The House of Silk..Anthony Horowitz(14 Sept)
A. The Aviator's Wife..Melanie Benjamin
L. A Little Bit Wild..Victoria Dahl(8 Dec)
I. An Irish Country Wedding..Patrick Taylor(book 7)(13 Dec)
C. City of Lost Souls..Cassandra Clare(book 5)(23 Oct)
A. And Only to Deceive..Tasha Alexander(book 1)(read)
R. River Secrets..Shannon Hale(book 3)(read)
N. Nadia Knows Best..Jill Mansell(1 Sept)
A. Allegiant..Veronica Roth(book 3)
S. Soulless..Gail Carriger(book 1)(24 Nov)
S. The Secret Garden..Frances Hodgsen Burnett(8 June)
U.
S. The Son of Neptune..Rick Riordan(book 2)(21 Oct)
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The Colossus of Rhodes:

C. Clockwork Angel..Cassandra Clare(book 1)(15 June)
O. The Opening Night Murder..Anne Rutherford(book 1)(read)
L. Linger ..Maggie Stiefvater(book 2)(4 Sept)
O.
S. Shadow of Night..Deborah Harkness(book 2)(15 Nov)
S. Sinful in Satin..Madeline Hunter(book 3)(17 May)
U.
S. Sea Swept..Nora Roberts(book 1)

of

R. Royal Match..Tyne O'Connell(2 books)(book 1)(read)
H. How Will I Know..Sheila O'Flanagan(2 Aug)
O.
D. Dreaming in French..Megan McAndrew(10 June)
E.
S. The Serpent's Shadow..Mercedes Lackey(book 2)(read)
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The Lighthouse of at Alexandria:

L. The Lady of the Rivers..Philippa Gregory(book 3)(11 Oct)
I. Insurgent..Veronica Roth(23 Sept)
G. A Good Indian Wife..Anne Cherian(2 July)
H. Heartless..Gail Carriger(book 4)(read)
T. Tiger's Destiny..Colleen Houck(book 4)(28 Sept)
H. The Husband List..Janet Evanovich(26 Jan)
O.
U.
S.
E.

at

A.
L. The Lucky One..Nicholas Sparks(8 Jan)
E.
X.
A.
N. The Next Always..Nora Roberts(book 1)(9 Apr)
D. Dangerous in Diamonds..Madeline Hunter(book 4)(read)
R. Royal Mess..Tyne O'Connell(2 books)(book 2)
I. It's Always Been You..Victoria Dahl(book 2)(27 Dec)
A.


message 11: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 20, 2013 10:36AM) (new)

Barbara ★ I'm going to do the 7 Wonders of the Medieval World starting on June 1st.

Duration: June 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013

READ: 7/7
Stonehenge
✔1. Stonehenge: Before I Go To Sleep - S.J. Watson (set in London, England) 6/12/12

Colosseum
✔2. Colosseum: One With the Darkness - Susan Squires (set in Rome) 8/22/12

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
✔3. Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa: Secret of the Mummy - Bjorn Street (set in Egypt) 9/22

Great Wall of China
✔4. Great Wall of China: Eona - Alison Goodman (set in China) 6/29/12

Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
✔5. Porcelain Tower of Nanjing: Dragon in Chains - Daniel Fox (set in China) 9/17/12

Hagia Sophia
✔6. Hagia Sophia: Lost Love Found - Bertrice Small (set in Turkey) 1/10/13

Leaning Tower of Pisa
✔7. Leaning Tower of Pisa: Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye (set in Italy) 1/18/13

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 12: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments hey...Lisa Kay.... how about a wonders of the natural world!?

like

The Grand Canyon
Mt Everest
Mt Kiliminjaro
Victoria Falls
Norwegian Fjords
Mt. Washington & Mt Desert
Stone Mountain
Mt Rushmore
Stone Henge
New Forest

etc....



or wonders of the modern world...

Eiffel Tower
Golden Gate Bridge
Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial
Big Ben
Tower of London
Trafalgar Square
Paddington Station
Taj Mahal (not so modern)
Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram
Red Fort(New Delhi)
India Gate(New Delhi)



there are lots of other wonders around too!


message 13: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments Barbara ★ wrote: "I'm going to do the 7 Wonders of the Medieval World starting on June 1st.

Duration: June 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013

READ: 0/7

1. Stonehenge: TBD (set in England)


hey! great idea!

I may add these to my list of ancient wonders as well!


2. Colosseum: The Name of the ..."



message 14: by NayNay (last edited Jul 18, 2012 06:33AM) (new)

NayNay 7 Wonders of the Medieval World

Duration: June 1/12 - January 1/13

7/7

Stonehenge (Wiltshire, England)
Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson 06/02/12 ♥♥♥♥
Between Two Queens (Secrets of the Tudor Court, #2) by Kate Emerson

Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
Slave Girls of Rome by Don Winslow 06/18/12 ♥♥♥
Slave Girls of Rome by Don Winslow

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (Alexandria, Egypt)
Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner 07/17/12 ♥♥♥♥
Sphinx's Princess (Sphinx's Princess, #1) by Esther M. Friesner

Great Wall of China (China)
Brother Half Angel by Martin Roth 06/20/12♥♥♥
Brother Half Angel (Military Orders Series, Book 1) by Martin Roth

Porcelain Tower of Nanjing (Nanjing, China)
Under the Hawthorn Tree by Ai Mi 06/25/12 ♥♥♥
Under the Hawthorn Tree by Ai Mi

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)
The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White 07/18/12 ♥♥♥♥
The Sultan's Seal (Kamil Pasha, #1) by Jenny White

Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa, Italy)
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes 06/15/12 ♥♥♥
Under the Tuscan Sun At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes


message 15: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Barbara! Love the pics. Welcome to the challenge.


message 16: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Catherine, that is fine. The 7 Wonders of the Natural World are mentioned up there right before the first hyperlink. Should I put it in bold? Or did you feel it deserved a spoiler? Yeah, you're probably right... it did deserve one.


message 17: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Okay, Catherine, I made the hyperlink bold and I did a spoiler for some of the 7 Wonders for the Natural World.


message 18: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, NayNay! Love your books. Welcome to the challenge.


message 19: by NayNay (new)

NayNay Thanks Lisa Kay there is a couple on the list that have been sitting around forever...I love these challenges I get to books I should of read ages-ago!


message 20: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments NayNay wrote: "...that have been sitting around forever..."

I have several of those. I should do this one too. LOL!


message 21: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Sara! Welcome to the challenge.


message 22: by Gayle (new)

Gayle (gretarahikkainen) | 125 comments Of course I have to partake of the challenge I designed! I'll be doing 7 wonders of the Medieval world. After all, I do participate in medieval re-enactment and, for the most part, my collection of books is mostly medieval related. :) Glad to see so much activity on it this soon. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.


message 23: by Amy J. (new)

Amy J. | 686 comments I'm going to do this but I don't know when i'll start. I've been in something of a reading slump


message 24: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Gayle wrote: "Of course I have to partake of the challenge I designed!"

Super challenge, Gayle! I didn't realize you participate in medieval re-enactments. Neat. Welcome to your own challenge. LOL!


message 25: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Amy J. wrote: "I'm going to do this but I don't know when i'll start. I've been in something of a reading slump"

Well, Amy, take you time thinking about it. I know what it is like to be in a reading slump and I hate them. Ugh. Until then, welcome to the challenge.


message 26: by Laurie (last edited Jun 02, 2012 08:08PM) (new)

Laurie | 93 comments I'm in and am using June 1 as my starting date.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
1. Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt:
2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Iraq:
3. Temple of Artemis - Greece:
4. Statue of Zeus - Olympia, Greece:
5. Colossus of Rhodes - Greece: Katie Macalister - It's All Greek to Me
6. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus - Ephesus, Turkey:
7. Lighthouse of Alexandria - Egypt: Margaret George - The Memoirs of Cleopatra

The Memoirs Of Cleopatra by Margaret George It's All Greek to Me by Katie MacAlister


message 27: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Laurie! Welcome to the challenge.


message 28: by Joann (new)

Joann | 114 comments Wonderful challenge, Gayle! It took me 2 whole days to cave in and join. Thanks for posting it, Lisa Kay!

NBRC ~ Seven Wonders ~

Duration: June 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

0/22 Read

Hanging Gardens of Babylon


H: Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook
A: As Shadows Fade by Colleen Gleason
N: Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts
G: Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood
I: In Enemy Hands by David Weber
N: Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
G: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Heart of Steel (Iron Seas, #2) by Meljean Brook As Shadows Fade (Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #5) by Colleen Gleason Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, #7) by David Weber Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling, #7) by Nalini Singh Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger

G: 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce
A: A Gentleman Never Tells by Amelia Grey
R: Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead
D: Dying Scream by Mary Burton
E: Embrace the Night by Karen Chance
N: Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
S: Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery

666 Park Avenue (666 Park Avenue, #1) by Gabriella Pierce A Gentleman Never Tells (The Rogues' Dynasty #4) by Amelia Grey Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid #3) by Richelle Mead Dying Scream by Mary Burton Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer, #3) by Karen Chance Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8) by Nalini Singh Finding Perfect (Fool's Gold, #3) by Susan Mallery

O: One Stiletto in the Grave by Jason Krumbine
F: Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

One Stiletto in the Grave (Reaper in Heels, #1) by Jason Krumbine Carrot Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #10) by Joanne Fluke

B: Last Light by Terri Blackstock
A: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong
B: The Devil You Know by Jenna Black
Y: Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase
L: Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands
O: The Others #3: The Demon You Know by Christine Warren
N: Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Last Light/Night Light (Restoration, #1 & #2) by Terri Blackstock No Humans Involved (Women of the Otherworld, #7) by Kelley Armstrong The Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley, #2) by Jenna Black Your Scandalous Ways (Fallen Women #1) by Loretta Chase Under a Vampire Moon (Argeneau, #16) by Lynsay Sands The Demon You Know (The Others, #3) by Christine Warren Night Play (Dark-Hunter, #5; Were-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


message 29: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Will likely do this as a location challenge but am not starting yet!

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7 Wonders of the Ancient World
[Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq, Nineveh)
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Turkey)
Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece)
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (Turkey)
Colossus of Rhodes (Greece)
Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt)


message 30: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Joann & Sharon!! Welcome to the challenge.


message 31: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (last edited Sep 23, 2012 06:11PM) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) | 80 comments I am in. I will post as I go.

7 Wonders of the Ancient World

June 1st to December 31st

43/52

Great Pyramid of Giza
P: Cry Wolf, Patricia Briggs 7/4/12
Y: Killing Moon, Rebecca York 7/4/12
R: Ride with Me, Ruthie Knox 7/20/12
A: Die for Me, Amy Plum 8/12/12
M: The Mane Squeeze, Shelly Laurenston 9/18/12
I: IAD Dark needs at nights edge, Kresley Cole 7/11/12
D: The Demon You Know, Christine Warren 8/6/12


Hanging Gardens of Babylon
G: Wicked Nights, Gena Showalter 8/2/12 ★★★★
A: Argeneau ; The Lady is a Vamp, Lynsay Sands 8/2/12 ★★★★★
R: Raphael, D.B. Reynolds 8/27/12
D: Devil in Winter, Lisa Kleypas 7/23/12
E: Elfbitten Leila Bryce Sin 9/21/12
N
S: Forest Born, Shannon Hale 9/23/12


Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
T
E
M: The Perfect Christmas, Debbie Macomber 9/7/12
P: Pride The Beast in Him, Shelly Laurenston 8/21/12
L: A Werewolf in Manhattan, Vicki Lewis Thompson 6/3/12
E

Statue of Zeus at Olympia
S: The Mane Attraction, Shelly Laurenston 9/7/12
T: Time Untime, Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/14/12
A: Bad to the Bone, Vivi Anna 9/14/12
T
U: Under a Midnight Moon, Cora Zane 6/1/12
E

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
M: The Mane Event, Shelly Laurenston 8/7/12
A: Again the Magic, Lisa Kleypas 7/12/12
U: Under the Voodoo moon., Laura Leone 9/8/12
S: River Secrets, Shannon Hale 8/29/12
O: Elements Unbound, Lorie O'Clare 9/20/12
L: It Happened One Autumn, Lisa Kleypas 7/22/12
E: Enchanted, Inc. Shanna Swedson 9/10/12
U: Unlocked, Courtney Milan 6/5/12
M: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, Chelsea Handler, 6/28/12


Colossus of Rhodes
C: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, Kresley Cole 6/19/12
O: once Bitten Forever Burned, Eve Langlais 9/10/12
L: Material Girl , Julia London 6/29/12
O: Witch Way Bends, Olivia Hardin 9/6/12
S: Scandal in Spring, Lisa Kleypas 7/24/12
S: Born of Silence, Sherrilyn Kenyon 7/15/12
U
S: Secrets of a Summer Night, Lisa Kleypas 7/6/12

Lighthouse of Alexandria
L: Lover Reborn, J.R. Ward 6/27/12
I: Infamous, Sharrilyn Kenyon 7/15/12
G
H: Hollowland, Amanda Hocking 9/13/12
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H: How to Abduct a Highland Lord, Karen Hawkins, 8/24/12
O: On the Prowl, Patricia Briggs 7/31/12
U: Unleash the Night, Sherrilyn Kenyon 7/26/12
S: Spell Bound, Rachel Hawkins 6/18/12
E: A Kiss at Midnight, Eloisa James 9/6/12


message 32: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Super, Dawn! Welcome to the challenge.


message 33: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 28, 2012 06:21AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1088 comments Nothing But Reading Challenges
7 Wonder Challenge
Duration:
June 1st, 2012 - December 31st, 2012

Using book or series titles, authors’ first or last names, spell out the Wonder or the main focus of the Wonder.

Progress: 47 out of 52

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
1. Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt:

P: Patricia Briggs; Bone Crossed
Y:
R: Richelle Mead; Vampire Academy
A: Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
M: Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen
I: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
D: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie Most Talkative Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Iraq:
G: Gayle Forman; Where She Went
A: Across the Universe by Beth Revis
R: Red Glove by Holly Black
D: Divergent: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
E: Janet Evanovich; Wicked Business
N: Nalini Singh; Caressed By Ice

Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2) by Holly Black Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2) by Janet Evanovich Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) by Gayle Forman Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth

3. Temple of Artemis - Greece:
T: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
E: E.L. James; Fifty Shades of Grey
M: Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
P: Patricia Briggs; Cry Wolf
L: Lauren Kate; Fallen
E: Amy Efaw; After

Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4) by Nalini Singh Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James After by Amy Efaw Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

4. Statue of Zeus - Olympia, Greece:
S: Shelter In A Soldier's Arms (That Special Woman!) by Susan Mallery
T: Laini Taylor; Daughter of Smoke & Bone
A: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
T: Thomas French; Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives
U: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
E: Janet Evanovich; Thanksgiving

Shelter In A Soldier's Arms (Silhouette Special Edition #1400) by Susan Mallery Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2) by Ally Carter Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich Zoo Story Life in the Garden of Captives by Thomas French

5. Colossus of Rhodes - Greece:
C: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
O: One Day by David Nicholls
L: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
O: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
S: Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane
S: Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
U: Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy
S: Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts, #4) by Stacia Kane Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare One Day by David Nicholls Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper Urban Shaman (Walker Papers, #1) by C.E. Murphy

6. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus - Ephesus, Turkey:
M: Mercedes Thompson Series: River Marked by Patricia Briggs
A: Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
U:
S: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
O: Osho; Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously
L: Libba Bray; Beauty Queens
E: An Enchanted Season by Maggie Shayne
U:
M: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs River Marked (Mercedes Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Courage The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho An Enchanted Season (Includes Psy-Changeling, #0.5; Murphy Sisters, #1) by Maggie Shayne

7. Lighthouse of Alexandria - Egypt:
L: Lisa Kleypas; Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
I: Ilona Andrews; Magic Burns
G: Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
H: Heather Graham; Phantom Evil
T: Twilight: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
H: Heist Society by Ally Carter
O:
U:
S: Stephenie Meyer; The Host
E: Janet Evanovich; Three to Get Deadly

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1) by Ally Carter Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1) by Heather Graham The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3) by Janet Evanovich


message 34: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Suzanne! Welcome to the challenge.


message 35: by Gayle (last edited Jan 22, 2013 11:54AM) (new)

Gayle (gretarahikkainen) | 125 comments I've decided to do a location challenge for 7 wonders of the medieval world. (debated for a while about spell it out or location, and may decide to do another set after I finish this one.)

7 WONDERS OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD

Stonehenge (Wiltshire, England)

The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George

Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
The Borgias by Alexandre Dumas by Alexandre Dumas

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (Alexandria, Egypt)
Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley by
Maria Dahvana Headley

Great Wall of China (China) Genghis Birth of an Empire (Conqueror, #1) by Conn Iggulden

Porcelain Tower of Nanjing (Nanjing, China)
Genghis Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, #2) by Conn Iggulden

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)
The Snake Stone (Yashim the Eunuch, #2) by Jason Goodwin

Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa, Italy) Poison (The Poisoner Mysteries, #1) by Sara Poole

Challenge complete!


message 36: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Gotcha, Gayle! Good luck.


message 37: by Kristine (last edited Sep 05, 2012 09:25AM) (new)

Kristine Johnson I love this challenge! I am going to do spell-it-out challengs for the ancient wonders and see how far I can get.

Duration: June 1 through December 31

Great Pyramid of Giza
G-
R-Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
E-East by Edith Pattou
A-Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
T-Terry Brooks wrote Magic Kingdom for Sale-Sold!

P-
Y-
R-Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
A-Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
M-Macaulay, David wrote Castle
I-
D-Divergent by Veronica Roth


message 38: by Lisa Kay (last edited Jun 03, 2012 11:53PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Kristine! I like that approach. Welcome to the challenge.


message 39: by Sherrie (last edited Aug 01, 2012 08:34AM) (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 120 comments Wonders Challenge
Duration: 6/5/12-1/5/13
Completed: 0/7
Books: 5/42

Wonders for Spell-it-out:
Grand Canyon: Canyon
Great Barrier Reef: Reef
Harbor of Rio de Jeneiro: Harbor
Mount Everest: Everest
Aurora Borealis: Aurora
Paitrutin Volcano: Volcano
Victoria Falls: Falls

C: Chasing Harry Winston
A: Always the Baker Never the Bride
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message 40: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Gotcha, Sherrie! Welcome to the challenge.


message 41: by Julianne (new)

Julianne | 63 comments I will be joining this challenge but I'm going to hold off for a bit. Buuuuuut...I wanted to share this for anybody planning on doing the Locations part of the challenge. It's an alphabetical listing of every possible location and all the books "set in" that location.

http://www.goodreads.com/places


message 42: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Julianne!


message 43: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 93 comments Laurie wrote: "I'm in and am using June 1 as my starting date and will start with just 7 but will very likely add more.


Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
1. Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt:
2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Iraq:
3. Temple of Artemis - Greece:
4. Sta..."



message 44: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ Updated post #9, 1/7 complete.


message 45: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Gotcha, Barbara.


message 46: by Ashley Reading Stewardess (last edited Oct 14, 2012 06:09PM) (new)

Ashley Reading Stewardess | 30 comments Sounds like a fun challenge. Going to start with the 7 Wonders of the Medieval World
Start: June 2012 - January 2013
3/7
1. Stonehenge: The Enemy - finished June 20, 2012
2. Colosseum:
3. Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa:
4. Great Wall of China: Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China - finished October 14, 2012
5. Porcelain Tower of Nanjing: Women of the Silk - finished August 29, 2012
6. Hagia Sophia:
7. Leaning Tower of Pisa:


message 47: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Ashley! Welcome to the challenge.


message 48: by Angie (last edited Jun 21, 2012 11:53AM) (new)

Angie | 185 comments I'll give it a go - I love Spell It Out Challenges.

21/6/12 – 20/1/13

Great Pyramid of Giza
P - Simply Sexual - Kate Pearce
Y
R - The Darkness Within - Jaime Rush
A - Mortal Temptations - Allyson James
M - Naked - Megan Hart
I - Lethal Rider - Larissa Ione
D - Dark Passion - Sara Reinke

Hanging Gardens of Babylon
B - Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish - Grace Burrowes
A - My Shifter Showmance - R.G. Alexander
B - Wicked Ties - Shayla Black
Y - The Players Club: Scott - Cathy Yardley
L - Truth or Demon - Kathy Love
O - On The Prowl - Christine Warren
N - Nailed To The Wall - Jayne Rylon

Temple of Artemis
A - Hunting Kat - Kelley Armstrong
R - My Soul To Keep - Rachel Vincent
T - Tangle of Need - Nalini Singh
E -
M - Mystical Warrior - Janet Chapman
I - Fear The Darkness - Alexandra Ivy
S - Seduce Me In Dreams - Jacquelyn Frank

Statue of Zeus
Z - Consumed - Rebecca Zanetti
E - Arizona - Eden Maguire
U - Under A Vampire Moon - Lynsay Sands
S - Born of Silence - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Colossus of Rhodes
C - Dragon Warrior - Janet Chapman
O - Once and Again - Lauren Dane
L - Mistress of the Underground - Lisa Childs
O - Once Burned - Jeaniene Frost
S - Dark Passages: Karen and Tristan - Sara Reinke
S - Dark Passages: Pilar and Elias - Sara Reinke
U - Unclean Spirits - M.L.N. Hanover
S - Dark Vengeance - Sara Reinke

Lighthouse of Alexandria
L- Deja Vu - Lisa Childs
I - Immortal Champion - Lisa Hendrix
G - The Darkest Surrender - Gena Showalter
H - Her Vampire Husband - Michele Hauf
T - Touch of Power - Maria V Snyder
H - No Reservations - Megan Hart
O - Foretold - Jana Oliver
U - The Untamed Beast - Kate Donovan
S - Storm Warning - Sydney Somers
E - Blood Lines - Eileen Wilks


message 49: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, Angie! Welcome to the challenge. Added you to the participants' post.


message 50: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments this is looking to be much harder than I had anticipated!!


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