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May 2017 Ultimate Challenge Thread

So sorry to be late with posting this! My life has gone haywire recently.

Post your May reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.

This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/537435.

Each book can earn up to three points:

Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.

Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.

Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.

May: Royalty and aristocracy—words related to royalty and aristocracy in any culture (e.g., tsar, castle, crown). Also, books (fiction or nonfiction) where a main character is a member of the royalty or aristocracy, even without a theme word.

Examples: The King’s Bishop; Royal Flush; The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.

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So sorry to be late with posting this! My life has gone haywire recently.

Post your May reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.

This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/537435.

Each book can earn up to three points:

Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.

Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.

Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.

May: Royalty and aristocracy—words related to royalty and aristocracy in any culture (e.g., tsar, castle, crown). Also, books (fiction or nonfiction) where a main character is a member of the royalty or aristocracy, even without a theme word.

Examples: The King’s Bishop; Royal Flush; The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.
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Mine

The Ex-Wife's Survival Guide = read = 1 + release = 2
It's not me, it's you - jon richardson = read = 1
Alwena's Garden by Mary oldham = read = 1
Mail order prince in her bed/Hearts are wild = read = 1+ themed = 1 = 2
winning through - release -= 1
Rights of the reader - release - 1
Potterhouse blue- release - 1
Wilt - release - 1
Cottage by the sea- 1
The River Girl - 1


total = 12
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So sorry to be late with posting this! My life has gone haywire recently.



hope you are okay.
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April http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8911101

May: Royalty and aristocracy—words related to royalty and aristocracy in any culture (e.g., tsar, castle, crown). Also, books (fiction or nonfiction) where a main character is a member of the royalty or aristocracy, even without a theme word.

Kuolema Eedenissä (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Outo lintu LINNASSA (castle) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14438420 (Also, among main characters, there are the Earl of Elmsworth, The Hon. Galahad Threepwood and Lady Constance Keeble.) Themed & released, 2 pts
Kulki kuolema puistotietä (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Kaunis mutta kuollut (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
JaniTSAARIpuu (tsar) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14445019 Read, themed & released, 3 pts
Sad Cypress http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14482584/ Released, 1 pt
Valge Hüatsint ja Sinine Hüatsint http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14541565/ Read & released, 2 pts
Rosor, kyssar och döden http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14423665/ Released, 1 pt
KING Solomon's Mines http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14491967/ Themed & released, 2 pts
KREIVIN aikaan (count/earl) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14191751/ Themed & released, 2 pts
Kuolleet kirjatoukat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14450573/ Released, 1 pt
PRINSSI ja kerjäläispoika (Prince) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14550181 Read, themed & released, 3 pts
RUHTINAS (Prince) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13126672 Read, themed & released, 3 pts
KUNINKAANpuisto (King) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14549958 Themed & released, 2 pts
Selma ja Ultramariinin puutarha http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14482552 (One of the main characters, Ultramariini, is a prince. There are also other members of royalty in the story) Read, themed & released, 3 pts
Inspector QUEEN's Own Case by Ellery QUEEN http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14446919 Themed & released, 2 pts
Rei Shimura taifuunin silmässä (non BC) Read, 1 pt
Parhain sä oot (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Hulabaloo hedelmätarhassa http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11722124 Read & released, 2 pts
Le Petit PRINCE (prince) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558305 Read, themed & released, 3 pts
Väike PRINTS (prince) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558320 Read, themed & released, 3 pts
Bönens ängar http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14541543 Read & released, 2 pts
Kasvisruokia http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14566496 Released, 1 pt
Unohduksen ruoho http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14545408/ Released, 1 pt
Joka viisautta rakastaa (non-BC) Read, 1 pt

MTD 45 pts
YTD 246 pts

Previous months: January 62, February 40, March 69, and April 30 pts. Total 201 pts

June http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8942786
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Release
The Cinderella Murder - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14522494 - 1 point


Jan 7 / Feb 12 / Mar 7 / Apr 10 / May 1
Total 38
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Read:
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Invincible Summer by Alice Adams
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (A)
I See You by Claire McKintosh (B+)
Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

MTD: 5
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Read and release
Persuasion - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11273804/ - 2 points

Jan 7 / Feb 12 / Mar 7 / Apr 10 / May 3
Total 40
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Read & Released:

1.The Pearl by John Steinbeck http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12395314/ 2pt

Read:
1. Chickenfeed by Minette Walters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14128434/ 1pt

2. The Twits by Roald Dahl http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11149790
1pt

3. Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11343072 1pt

4. Bones by Peter Straughan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11527273 1pt

Released;
1. Where Have All the Boys Gone? by Jenny Colgan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336698/ 1pt

2. The Iron Snakes by Jenny Maxwell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14544959/ 1pt

3. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14541979/ 1pt

4. The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14525307/ 1pt

5.Things Ain't What They Used to be by Philip Glenister http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14525220/ 1pt

6. WTF Knits by Gabrielle Grillo, Lucy Sweet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14449435/ 1pt

7. Stupid Cupid by Arabella Weir http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14395632/ 1pt

8. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14563314/ 1pt

9. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14525050/ 1pt

10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10944647 1pt

MTD 16pt
YTD 70pt
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Released for this month's theme:

1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14354875/ A CROWN Imperiled: Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879382 The KING's Pleasure

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14420570/ In Pursuit of a PRINCESS

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14488756/ Sing For The KING

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469798/ MAJESTY: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294749/ Four Nights with the DUKE

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13187110/ When the DUCHESS Said Yes

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349710/ In Pursuit of a Scandalous LADY

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14399851/ My Scandalous VISCOUNT

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14124771/ CROWN Duel

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296532/ Sword of the Rightful KING: A Novel of KING Arthur

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14372943/ God Save the Sweet Potato QUEENs

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14362571/ Burning Desire: A Dark KINGs Novel

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336091/ Romancing the DUKE: CASTLEs Ever After

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14413984/ The Time Warp Trio: KNIGHTs of the Kitchen Table

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14272730/ The PRINCESS Bride

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14536963/ Private: The ROYALS



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Released for this month's theme:

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303750/ The PRINCESS Diaries: Take Two

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14404055/ The PRINCE of Tides

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14286430/ The PRINCE of Tides

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14317572/ Her ROYAL Spyness: A Mystery

22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310176/ The PRINCEs in the Tower

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14269915/ Young ROYALs: The Bad QUEEN: Rules and Instructions for MARIE-ANTOINETTE

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14524917/ EDWARD WINDSOR ROYAL Enigma: The True Story of the Seventh In Line to the British THRONE

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14364930/ Intimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of BARONESS de Pontalba

26 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14315682/ Dark PRINCE

27 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14307528/ Tiger PRINCE

54 points for May so far
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Read:
Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep 1 point
Forever in Love by Leeanna Morgan 1 point
Rescue by Anita Shreve 1 point
Wrath of Magic by Simone Pond 1 point
By a Thread by Jennifer Estep 1 point
Widow's Web by Jennifer Estep 1 point
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate 1 point
Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern 1 point

Read and released:
The Confession of Stella Moon by Shelley Day 2 points
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14169323

Released:
The Bishop and the Three KINGS by Andrew Greeley http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12454368 2 points
Maurpikios Fiddler: The True Meaning of Magic by M.J. Logan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12196843 1 point
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffennegger http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8280049 1 point
Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1449483 1 point

MTD: 15 points
YTD: have to check back
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Themed read
ROYAL Flush - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14539916 - 2 points

Jan 7 / Feb 12 / Mar 7 / Apr 10 / May 5
Total 42
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Released for May's theme:

28 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358737/ The Practical PRINCESS

29 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283011/ The PRINCE of Beverly Hills

30 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14544428/ The QUEEN: A Patrick Bowers Thriller

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14533510/ The ROYAL Year 1994

32 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14449771/ The PRINCE of Nantucket: A Novel

33 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14273380 Disney Pixar: Brave: Take Aim! [about PRINCESS Merida]

34 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296533/ The Curse of KING Tut's Mummy

35 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410414/ The River KINGs' Road: A Novel of Ithelas

36 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14348901/ The KING of Torts

37 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879452/ The Two PRINCESSes of Bamarre

38 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14318702/ PRINCESS Academy

39 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552067/ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PRINCE

40 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410440/ A LADY Never Lies

41 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14319996/ The DUCHESS Diaries

42 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14307529/ The QUEEN's Fool

43 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14310177/ Desert QUEEN: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

44 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14371554/ PennyROYAL Academy

45 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14425088/ The PRINCE of Tennessee: The Rise of Al Gore

46 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14308807/ The Red KING's Rebellion: Racial Politics in New England 1675-1678

47 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14552828/ Disney PRINCESS: Classic Beauties

48 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336175/ PRINCESS Cupcakes

49 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14390395/ KING Henry's Palace

50 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14535717/ PRINCESS Gorilla and a New Kind of Water

100 points so far this month
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I understand about life going haywire, because mine has too.

I hope jumpingin is okay and that life has calmed down.

One themed release yesterday in memory of FURBALL
Princess Furball http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14553774

One other themed release at the book festival
The Bean Trees by Barbara KINGsolver http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11764241/

And I managed one themed read
CASTLE Perilous http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564588/

6 points for May
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One themed release yesterday in memory of FURBALL
Princess Furball http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14553774


What a nice release in memory of FURBALL (and Becky).
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Themed release
Animal Dreams by Barbara KINGsolver - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13553267 - 2 points

Themed read and release
ROYAL Flush - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14539916 - 3 points

Jan 7 / Feb 12 / Mar 7 / Apr 10 / May 10
Total 47
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Released for May's theme:

51 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14429853/ The QUEEN Mother: The Official Biography

52 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14488757/ LORD Brocktree: A Novel of Redwall

104 points so far this month
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Released for May's theme:

53 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14322966/ The KING of Torts

54 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14524235/ All The QUEEN's Men

55 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565805/ The PRINCE of Egypt

56 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14399852/ PRINCESS Daisy

57 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14386135/ LEGO KNIGHTs' KINGdom: Quest for the Tower

58 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14339040/ The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette: A Novel [Queen of France]

59 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14429540 Winter Song: The ROYAL Dynasty: Book Two

118 points so far this month
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Themed release (2):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9755027 Cardington Crescent
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9751431 Death in the Devil’s Acre

Read (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8568161 Blessings
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9892174 Sarah’s Key

Released (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1653371 Jane and the Man of the Cloth

Points this post: 7
Points this year: 26
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Themed read
The Gunslinger by Stephen KING - non Bookcrossing book - points
SOVEREIGN - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13513204/ - 2 points

Jan 7 / Feb 12 / Mar 7 / Apr 10 / May 14
Total 51
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Released for May's theme:

60 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410442/ The Summer QUEEN

61 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14439879/ LEGO KNIGHTs' KINGdom: The Lost KINGdom

62 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469799/ Bertie and the Tinman: A Victorian Mystery Novel featuring the PRINCE of Wales

63 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14434337/ The Return of the KING

64 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14349711/ God Save the QUEEN!

65 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14420571/ Excalibur! [a novel about King Arthur]

66 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14354876/ The High KING

132 points for May
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May: Royalty and aristocracy

Read:
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12969802/ Katherine
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14533326/ As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The PRINCESS Bride

Released:
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11322139/ It by Stephen KING

MTD: 6
YTD: 60 (54 from previous months)
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1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14523641 Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat (controlled release = 1 point)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14538637 Flowers on Main by Sherryl Woods (wild release = 1 point)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14538632 Peony In Love by Lisa See (wild release = 1 point)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14553771 Blessings by Anna Quindlen (wild release = 1 point)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14561532 Montgomery of Alamein by Alun Chalfont (wild release = 1 point)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14514188 Pegasus by Danielle Steel (read, theme = 2 points) (main character is a German aristocrat)

Total for May: 7 points
Total for 2017: 48 points

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Themed Read & Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14172408 SOVEREIGN - CJ Sansom

Themed Read:
The Last QUEEN of England - Steve Robinson (Kindle book)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13434620 The Red QUEEN - Margaret Drabble
Diary of a Provincial LADY - E.M. Delafield (Kindle book)
The Lost EMPRESS - Steve Robinson (Kindle book)
Margaret of Anjou - Jacob Abbott (Kindle book)
Black KNIGHTS: - Oliver Poole (Kindle book)

Read:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7330795 Gilgamesh - Joan London
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11747451 Nights in the Asylum - Carol Lefevre


Jan:18 / Feb:19 / March:26 / April:23 / May:17
YTD:103
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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency),
by Alexander McCall Smith
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14541933/
Read = 1 point.
Release = 1 point.
Theme = 1 point. (Ladies?)

Unworthy, by Kirsten Beyer.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14545938/
Read = 1 point.
Release = 1 point.

Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14464285/
Release = 1 point

The Island, by Victoria Hislop.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14289659/
Release = 1 point

The Testament, by John Grisham.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8085263/
Release = 1 point

Cover Her Face, by P. D. James. (Released in Castle Park)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14505532/
Read = 1 point
Release = 1 point

The Obsessive Traveller: Or Why I Don't Steal Towels from Great Hotels Any More, by David Dale .
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14052088/
Read = 1 point
Release = 1 point

The Midwich Cuckoos, by JOHN WYNDHAM.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14309065/
Read = 1 point
Release = 1 point

The Face of Deception, by Iris Johansen .
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14306286/
Read = 1 point
Release = 1 point

Timeline, by Michael Crichton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7223722/
Read = 1 point
Release = 1 point

Love Over Scotland, by Alexander McCall Smith.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11672806/
Read = 1 point
Release = 1 point

Ghost Ship, by Diane Carey .
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14144272/
Read = 1 point
Release = 1 point

Doppler, by Erlend Loe.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14098145/
Release = 1 point

12 points + 23 points = 35 points
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Read:
1 The Path of Wisdom by Shannah Jay
2 Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock
3 The Glass Dragon by Irene Radford
4 Much Improved By Death by Anthony Quogan
5 Murder at the Blue Owl by Lee Martin
6 Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
7 Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind

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