Hey y’all! So, I’ve found myself in ANOTHER reading challenge for 2018! Besides my Goodreads Challenge where I’m hoping to read 180 books by the end of the year 😨, and Bobo’s Beat the Backlist 2018 in which I’ve pledged to read 26 books from my HUGE TBR 😨😨, I’ve decided to join The Big Bad Shhlut: 2018 Reading Challenge! 😨😨😨 The Big Bad Shhlut is a group that I’m a part of on Goodreads and I thought this looked really fun. But in order to keep this fair (to myself!), I’ve decided that I’m only allowed to choose ONE challenge per book. In other words, I can NOT use the same book for both the Big Bad Shhlut and the Beat the Backlist challenges, I MUST choose only one. I’m not counting the Goodreads challenge because I use this as more of a guide to keep track of the books I’ve read. Sounds fair, right?!?!?
Here’s all the info!
1. A book with cover that prominently displays Shh… colors (Red and/or Blue).
2. A book with shhlutty fucking (MM/FF/MFM etc.).*
3. A book you think embodies the group name Shh…
4. A book by a Shh… guest author (click on link): https://goo.gl/mFLL37
5. A book posted in any ONE of the five threads in Shh… Author Corner, links under spoiler: >>> (view spoiler)
6. A book with uniquely male body part(s) on the cover.
7. A book published at least 7 years ago.
8. A book with kinky fuckery and/or BDShhM.*
9. A book where the Hero is a cunning-linguist. (Bilingual)
10. A book outside your comfort zone.
11. A book with character(s) you want to kill.*
12. A book by one of these featured authors: https://goo.gl/WytTpf
13. A book that shatters your soul.
14. A book that spells COCK! (Use letters from title/author’s name to spell COCK!)
15. A book with a May-December romance. (Significant age difference between MCs)
16. A book that takes you to the Shhcreen or Shhtage.
17. A book with a shhcandalous story (forbidden/affair/triangle).
18. A book with a hero clad in leather, capes, trench coats, tights, breeches, cravats, kilts, robes, togas, fur, hides or nothing.
19. A book with a hero with a distinctive shhlong (size, tattoo, piercing).
20. A book with a trigger warning.
21. A book from an author you have never read.
22. A book with barely legal hero.
23. A book you have read before.
24. A book with a one-word title.
25. A book with a second chance romance.
26. A book you own but haven’t yet read.
* The entire book does not have to be centered around the mentioned theme, single scene in the book will satisfy this requirement.
**Please note unless you have joined Shh… none of the direct links will take you to the intended threads. Goodreads re-direct all non-members to the group home page. Either 1) Join group & re-try links or 2) Look for threads on group home page (index page).
✦ Challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
✦ To participate, members must sign up before December 1, 2018.
✦ Your challenge entry post will be used throughout the challenge.
✦ You can complete the prompts in any order you wish, one book per prompt. Each book read can only represent one prompt.
✦ All Books must be read in 2018. No re-reads unless prompt dictates.
✦ All books must be a minimum of 119 pages and must be in the Romance or Erotica genre. We welcome all sub genres including but not limited to, dark romance/erotica, paranormal romance/erotica, historical romance/erotica, and contemporary romance/erotica.
✦ Participants will be listed here: https://goo.gl/trP6j4 Last update to list will be on December 2, 2018.
Join Shh…: https://goo.gl/nyVw1u
Challenge Thread: https://goo.gl/xVFsER
Challenge Period: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2018
FAN chat guide: https://goo.gl/YXp3wN
Hosted by: Shh… [Smut, Heroes & HEAs…]
@Shh_group on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shh_Group