Battle of the Bands - Quarterly Challenge
Duration: 15 May – 14 August 2012
Duration: 15 May – 14 August 2012
This quarterly challenge is a Battle of the Bands! The categories are based on bands or musicians.
Join up to read 10, 15 or 20 books over the next 90 days.
1. Stone Temple Pilots - A book with an archeological setting, involves a temple, or has a main character that is a pilot.
2. Alice in Chains - A main character, the title or author’s name starts with A, or a bondage/ S&M/erotica story.
3. Kings of Leon - A book with a main character that is a royal figure or involves some sort or battle/war.
4. Black Eyed Peas - A story that has a chef, baker, food critic, or restaurant owner as the main character or the story takes place in Louisiana.
5. Disturbed - A character that is crazy, a thriller, or takes place in a hospital.
6. Green Day - A book that has the word green in the title, has a green cover, or takes place in Ireland.
7. Incubus - A book with an incubus, dreams, obsession, or supernatural sci-fi.
8. Jane’s Addiction - A main character, the title or author’s name starts with J, or a character with some sort of addiction.
9. Muse - A book that involves some sort of connection to Greek mythology, a character that inspires someone to be a better person, or a character that is some sort of artist.
10. Paramore - A historical book involving a paramour/mistress or a contemporary book involving an adulterous affair.
11. Rage Against the Machine - A book with a political setting, mystery, or a male character who works in public service/law enforcement.
12. Sublime - A book with a beautiful cover or a synopsis that sounds awe-inspiring.
13. The White Stripes - A predominately white cover, cover with white lettering, or a character that is an ex-convict or spy.
14. Big Time Rush - Read a young adult novel or a book about a single mom or dad.
15. Jack Johnson - Read a book that takes place in the summer, at the beach, at a lake, or a chick-lit book.
16 - 20. Bonus Books
16. B*Witched - read a book that has magic or witches/wizards.
17. Carbon Leaf - a book with an outdoor theme, or scientist as a character.
18. Alabama - a book that takes place in the South
19. The Beach Boys - a book that takes place near a beach or in California.
20. The Osmonds - a book that takes place in Utah or has a large family.
Start with the 15 bands listed above, then mix and match with the 5 band bonus option. You can pick 10 bands out of the 15 choices, choose all 15 choices, or go for 20 by reading all 15 and creating your own 5 bonus bands. If choosing 10 bands, two of them may be bonus picks and if choosing 15 bands, three of them may be bonus picks.
1. Navy Rules - Geri Krotow (HS #1786 - June 2012) 5/26/2012 (pilot)
2. Matchmaking by Moonlight - Teresa Hill (HSE #2189 - May 2012) 05/19/2012 (Ashe)
3. The Princess and the Outlaw - Leanne Banks (HSE #2198 - July 2012) 06/14/2012 (princess)
4. Real Men Will - Victoria Dahl (HQN - Nov 2011) 05/28/2012 (brewery/brewpub)
5. Live Ammo - Joanna Wayne (HI #1361 - July 2012) 07/17/2012 (drug crazed man)
6. All for You - Lynn Kurland (Jove - May 2012) 08/08/2012 (green cover)
7. High Noon - Debra Webb (HI #1354 - June 2012) 05/28/2012 (obsession)
8. The Cowboy Takes a Bride - Lori Wilde (Avon - April 2012) 05/16/2012 (Joe)
9. The Texas Rancher's Vow - Cathy Gillen Thacker (HAR #1412 - July 2012) 06/20/2012 (artist/sculptress)
10. Unmasking the Duke's Mistress - Margaret McPhee (HH #1069 - Dec 2011) 06/09/2012 (mistress)
11. The Surprise of Her Life - Helen R. Myers (HSE #2190 - May 2012) 05/18/2012 (FBI)
12. The Last Boyfriend - Nora Roberts (Berkley - May 2012) 05/29/2012 (beautiful cover)
13. How to Dance With a Duke - Manda Collins (St Martins - Feb 2012) 05/21/2012 (mostly white cover)
14. The Paternity Promise - Merline Lovelace (HD #2163 - June 2012) 05/18/2012 (single dad)
15. Barefoot Season - Susan Mallery (Mira - Apr 2012) 05/15/2012 (summer)
16. Spells & Stitches - Barbara Bretton (Berkley - Dec 2011) 05/15/2012 (magick)
17. Instant Attraction - Jill Shalvis (Brava - Feb 2009) 05/23/2012 (outdoors)
18. Death of a Beauty Queen - Mallory Kane (HI #1356 - June 2012) 06/15/2012 (New Orleans)
19. The Fireman Who Loved Me - Jennifer Bernard (Avon - May 2012) 06/02/2012 (California)
20. Fortune's Perfect Match - Allison Leigh (HSE #2191 - June 2012) 06/07/2012 (large family)