Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Challenge!

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


Leslie said...

Jill this sounds like fun and you're right, it's an excellent way to tackle that giant TBR pile that just keeps growing. Count me in!

Love Romance Passion said...

Ooo bookmarking this for later. Great idea!

Jill D. said...

Leslie - Wonderful! I am glad you are on board. I will look for your list.

Love Romance Passion, Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog!

Jace said...

Jill, great job with the pic and coining the name for the challenge. :-) I love the colours of Fall. I see you have *another* Brockmann book on the list. :-D

Jill D. said...

Jace - LOL!! I know, but after this book, I won't be reading Brockmann for a while. I don't know when her next book is coming out, so you should have a bit of a reprieve!

Brie said...

Great challenge! I wish I could join, but I read way to s l o w to even make a dent in the list. I do look forward to reading your thoughts on the books you tackle, though.

Rowena said...

Ooh another great challenge, I can't promise to do this because I always flake out on these things but you have a great list of books to read this fall...good luck sweetie!

Nikki said...

That is so cool you are doing this challenge too!! Thanks for giving me blog the traffic!

Marg said...

I am tempted...really tempted. I think I have enough challenges for the time being though, but you never know, I may well end up joining in.

Jill D. said...

Nikki! Your welcome and thanks for the fun challenge!

Marg! LOL, you are like the challenge queen! You could probably find a way to combine this challenge with your other ones :)

Christine said...

What a great idea!!! And your selections look great! I commend your commitment to read all that by December 31. I could promise maybe five! LOL

Good luck!

nath said...

Ohhh great challenge!!! Maybe I'll take part of it!! Great list of books to read though :)

Jill D. said...

Christine - Five is better than nothing!

Nath, Jump on board. I'd love to have you. Look through your TBR. I bet you can fit a bunch of them to the requirements.

nath said...

psst Jill... where do I find the RT's All-Time Favorite List? ^_^;