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RRRC By the Numbers Quarterly Challenge, Dec. 15, 2017 - March 14, 2018

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Quarterly Challenges  By the Numbers Quarterly Challenge, Dec. 15, 2017 - March 14, 2018    

By the Numbers Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2017 through March 14, 2018
Welcome to the Quarterly Challenge where we are counting up the words in our book titles. For this challenge, ALL words count! Also, ampersands, abbreviations, single letters or numerals count as words. Hyphenated words count as one word. Subtitles also count in the word total, if it shows as the title on GR. So:

Ryker - 1 word
RoomHate - 1 word
Stuck-Up Suit - 2 words
A to Z - 3 words
Magic & Mistletoe - 3 words
The V Card - 3 words
A Quick Bite - 3 words
Red Dirt Heart 2 - 4 words
Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter - 5 words
10 Ways To Steal Your Lover - 6 words
An Offer From A Gentleman: The Epilogue II - 8 words

To complete a number in this challenge, you need to read five books with that number of words in the title. There is no minimum page count for this challenge, rereads and audiobooks are allowed. You must preselect your goal, but are free to increase if your reading time allows. You do not need to preselect the specific numbers you plan to complete, just which level.

Levels:
One is the Loneliest Number
- Complete any number. (5 Books)
Two's Company - Complete any two numbers. (10 Books)
Three's a Crowd - Complete any three numbers. (15 Books)
The Third Degree - Complete three numbers in sequence, i.e. 2, 3 & 4 or 5, 6 & 7. (15 Books)
Take Five - Complete any five numbers. (25 Books)
High Five - Complete any five numbers in sequence. (25 Books)
The Seven Year Itch - Complete any seven numbers. (35 Books)
Seventh Heaven - Complete any seven numbers in sequence. (35 Books)

Better by the Dozen Bonus: Read books with a number, numeral or ordinal in the title. You can only count each number once. You can read as many books as you find for the bonus, but they can't be used elsewhere in the challenge.

Baker's Dozen Bonus: Get your bonus books in sequence! They don't have to be read in order, but no number can be skipped.

You can use any book you read, but to make them count you need to get enough of the same number word titles! The only difference between the any number levels and the any number in sequence levels is that the numbers you use have to be in order. For example, finishing 2, 3 and 5 would complete Three's a Crowd, but to complete The Third Degree you would have to complete numbers 2, 3 and 4 because they are in order.

You are free to update your initial post throughout the challenge, but please repost upon completion! It helps the host acknowledge completions and everyone loves to see what others are reading too!   

My List:
Finished: 75
The Third Degree
One Word:

1. Yesternight Cat Winters 1/8/18
2. Strangers Paul Finch 1/14/18
3. Wild Adriane Leigh 1/31/18
4. Absinthe Winter Renshaw 2/6/18
5. Dignity Jay Crownover 2/14/18

2 Words:
1. Crown Jewels Ella James 1/25/18
2. Rattlesnake Crossing J.A. Jance 1/26/18
3. Dangerous Games Lora Leigh 1/29/18
4. Every Day David Levithan 1/30/18
5. Booty Call Ainsley Booth 1/31/18

3 Words
1. Merry Random Christmas Julia Kent 12/16/17
2. A Drakenfall Christmas Geralyn Corcillo 12/18/17
3. The Christmas Shoppe Melody Carlson 12/18/17
4. My Christmas Fiancé Serenity Woods 12/26/17
5. Christmas Ever After Sarah Morgan 12/28/17

The Third Degree
2 Words:

1. Skeleton Canyon J.A. Jance 12/20/17
2. Winter Solstice Elin Hilderbrand 12/23/17
3. Thrill Ride Julie Ann Walker 12/24/17
4. Santa's Secret Serenity Woods 12/26/17
5. Lilac Lane Sherryl Woods 1/3/18

3 Words
1. His Christmas Present Serenity Woods 12/29/17
2. Menage A Cowboy Jenny Klaire 1/4/18
3. Her Renegade Rancher Jennifer Ryan 1/6/18
4. Cherish Me, Cowboy Alissa Callen 1/13/18
5. The Last Camellia Sarah Jio 1/15/18

4 Words
1. Holidays at Crescent Cove Shelley Noble 12/20/17
2. Why Did You Lie? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1/10/18
3. The Girl From Ballymor Kathleen McGurl 1/12/18
4. Tall, Tatted and Tempting Tammy Falkner 1/13/18
5. You Say It First Susan Mallery 1/24/18

Two's Company
2 Words:

1. The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18
2. Tap Left A. Zavarelli 1/8/18
3. Full Package Lauren Blakely 1/12/18
4. Full Tilt Emma Scott 1/16/18
5. All In Emma Scott 1/18/18

3 Words:
1. The Lullaby Girl Loreth Anne White 1/23/18
2. The Lightkeeper's Daughter Colleen Coble 1/23/18
3. Like a Memory Abbi Glines 2/1/18
4. Sex, Not Love Vi Keeland 2/2/18
5. When Love Comes J.H. Croix 2/7/18

Two's Company
4 Words:

1. Closer Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18
2. Sweet Tea and Sympathy Molly Harper 2/10/18
3. I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 2/13/18
4. Emma in the Night Wendy Walker 2/13/18
5. Promise Not to Tell Jayne Ann Krentz 2/16/18

5 Words
1. Just in Time for Christmas Kim Boykin 12/16/17
2. A Season Of The Heart: Rocky Mountain Christmas / The Christmas Gifts / The Christmas Charm Jillian Hart 12/28/17
3. All I Want Is You Toni Blake 1/11/18
4. A Stranger in the House Shari Lapena 1/17/18
5. The Curse of Tenth Grave Darynda Jones 1/20/18

Take Five
2 Words:

1. Follow Love J.H. Croix 2/8/18
2. Love Unbroken J.H. Croix 2/9/18
3. Rookie Move Sarina Bowen 2/10/18
4. Snow Angels James Thompson 2/15/18
5. This Fallen Prey Kelley Armstrong 2/17/18

2 Words:
1. Rough Ride Kristen Ashley 2/19/18
2. Wild Justice Liz Fielding 2/20/18
3. Lost Souls Lisa Jackson 2/24/18
4. The Breakdown B.A. Paris 2/25/18
5. Gentleman Nine Penelope Ward 3/1/18

2 words
1. Lucifer's Tears James Thompson 3/2/18
2. Devil's Claw J.A. Jance 3/3/18
3. Once Burned Jeaniene Frost 3/4/18
4. The Ghostwriter Alessandra Torre 3/7/18
5. Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke 3/9/18

3 Words
1. Fire at Dusk Lila Ashe 2/9/18
2. Even the Score Beth Ehemann 2/19/18
3. Every Dark Corner Karen Rose 2/23/18
4. Don't Think Twice Nikky Kaye 2/26/18
5. Edge of Darkness Karen Rose 3/2/18

4 Word
1. One You Can't Forget Lexy Timms 2/26/18
2. One That Got Away Lexy Timms 2/26/18
3. One That Came Back Lexy Timms 2/27/18
4. Everything We Left Behind Kerry Lonsdale 2/28/18
5. No One But You Brenda Novak 3/8/18    

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