Saturday, October 11, 2008
I have come across a very interesting book challenge from Nikki’s blog Romance Book Crazy. She hasn’t been posting lately, but recently she posted about this challenge. It doesn't have a name (and because I am anal retentive) I decided to call it Fall Romance Book Challenge. Since I went ahead and made up my own title, I decided to go ahead and make up my own picture to go with it. (I know - I am a total dork!)
Anyway, the contest first originated on Shelfari and it sounds like a lot of fun for romance readers. The rule is you need to read 15 books between October 1st, 2008- December 31st, 2008. Each book has a different criteria and they are listed as follows. Here are the books I am going to read, but you can change them to fit your own taste. This contest will help motivate me to whittle down my TBR pile. Most of the books I have chosen are ones that I have been meaning to read but haven’t got around to it yet.
1. Read a book listed on RT’s All-Time Favorites List.
Courting Miss Hattie - Pamela Morsi
2. Read a New (to you) Author.
Pleasure Unbound – Larissa Ione
3. For Autumn, choose an author whose first or last name begins with “A”.
Twilight – Kelley Armstrong
4. Read a book with a one-word title.
Tempted – Megan Hart
5. For Halloween, read a book with a scary theme. (ex. Ghost, Vampire, Witch, etc.)
No Humans Involved – Kelley Armstrong
6. Read a book that is part of a series.
Into the Fire – Suzanne Brockmann
7. For November, choose a book that has an “N” word in the title.
Nightkeepers – Jessica Andersen
8. Read a category romance (ex. Harlequin, Loveswept, etc.)
Heat Lightning – Anne Stuart
9. Read a Christmas/Holiday themed book.
The Wallflower Christmas – Lisa Kleypas
10. Read a book published before the year 2000.
Chance the Winds of Fortune – Laurie McBain
11. Read a book that contains an aristocratic title. (ex. Duke, Lord, Baron, Viscount, etc.)
The Lost Duke of Wyndham – Julia Quinn
12. Read a book with a number in the title. (ex. Fearless Fourteen, Three Little Sins)
One for the Money – Janet Evanovich
13. Choose a book where the heroine is an heiress.
Bedding the Heiress – Cathy Maxwell
14. Choose a book where the hero is a cop or lawman.
Sometimes a Lady – Linda Randall Wisdom
15. Read a book with “baby” in the title.
Nobody’s Baby but Mine – Susan Elizabeth Phillips