Jul 062011
 

Hmmmm. Did you see? Bev at My Reader’s Block Joined ANOTHER challenge. That means she has two more than I do. TWO. Can you believe that?!?! On one hand it’s nicest to know that I’m not the most obsessed but on the other — SHE HAS MORE THAN ME!

Actually, I’d probably have more except the ones I’ve been finding just don’t fit in with my planned reading schedule. Until, I saw the newest one Bev joined: Monthly Mix-up Mania

Here’s the scoop on the Monthly Mix-up Mania Challenge sponsored by Book Dragon:

What: To read a book for each letter in the year. That’s right, a title for the J in January and the A in January, etc…. 74 books total!

Official Start date: April 1, 2011 – because we’re fools to try this but any book read since 1-1-11 counts
End date: March 31, 2013 – yes, two years, because well, we have other challenges to do

Guidelines:

  • only one letter per book
  • books can be moved around if it fits better somewhere else after you’ve read it
  • the letter doesn’t have to be the first word, just the first letter of a word in the title (a, an, and the do not count)
  • reviews aren’t necessary but a quick ‘I read for letter… it was about… I did/not like it’ would be nice
  • if you decide to join in, create a post on your blog telling others then come back and link up to the actual post
  • a blog is not necessary, just comment on that month’s post at the Lair
  • if you get stuck, an author’s name will do in a pinch
  • the most important thing is to have fun!

Books Read:

J – Kylie Jean Drama Queen
A – Amy Inspired
N –
U – The Billionaire’s Unexpected Heir
A – An Amish Love
R – Reunion in Death
Y – Love You More

F – Friendship Bread
E – The First Escape
B – Blackberry Crumble
R – With This Ring, I’m Confused
U – The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable
A – The Art of Romance
R – Rest in Peace
Y –

M – Missing Mabel
A – Already Home
R – Redemption
C – Sarah’s Choice
H – Creed’s Honor

A – Love on Assignment
P – Purity in Death
R – Revelations
I – Invisible Inkling
L – Murder on the Down Low

M – Mad Love
A – The Accidental Mistress
Y –

J – Jackson Jones: The Tale of a Boy, an Elf, and a Very Stinky Fish
U – The Unexpected Millionaire
N –
E –

J –
U – The Ultimate Millionaire
L – Here Lies Bridget
Y –

A – Aliens on Vacation
U –
G –
U –
S – Softly and Tenderly
T – Deep Trouble

S – Sharpshooter in Petticoats
E –
P – Wrangler in Petticoats
T – A Time to Heal
E –
M – May Cooler Heads Prevail
B – Burying the Hatchet
E –
R – Moonlight Road

O – Crossing Oceans
C – A Christmas Carol
T – The Husband Trap: A Novel
O – The Opera Ghost Lives
B – Billionaire, M.D.
E –
R –

N –
O – My One and Only
V –
E –
M – Miss Match
B –
E –
R –

D – The Knitting Diaries
E –
C – Promise Canyon
E –
M – Wild Man Creek
B –
E –
R –

Since I can use the books I’ve read since 1/1/11 I’m already complete 48 of 74 books. So, I’m 65% Complete. Of course, now I need to find books with ‘E’ & ‘U’ in the title & it’s not going to be as easy as it sounds.

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  5 Responses to “Monthly Mix-up Mania”

  1. Gina: I've posted a few "U" books…if any of them strike your fancy. I've got quite a few "E" books to find myself….

  2. this looks like a fun challenge! i loved mad love!

  3. People come up with the most creative challenges!!! How cool that you're already 65% done with this one just based on what you've read so far!

    I went through my list of books read so far this year and for the letter 'E' how about:

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ? I read the graphic novel. Hey! It counts!

    Elfland by Freda Warrington. I loved this book, but I don't know if you read fantasy.

    Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. YA. I really enjoyed this one.

    For the letter 'U', I read:
    Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward. This was book nine or something in her paranormal romance series. Don't think you would enjoy it if you didn't already read books 1-8. :/

    Burning Up by Knight, Singh, Kantra, Brook. Paranormal romance anthology.

    I don't know if that helps you.. but gives you some ideas maybe.

    Good luck!!

  4. I can't believe I made a list, but I did (on my computer) and have 40 out of 74. Not bad, right?

  5. My friends, as always, you are SO helpful!! Thank you!

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