Pick It for Me Challenge: December 2017

Posted December 6, 2017 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Challenges, Under the Covers / 16 Comments

If you’ve been following us for some time, you may remember our monthly Pick It for Me challenges on our GoodReads group.  We always had a lot of fun doing them but had to stop them some time ago.  Recently, we were trying to push books on each other and decided to bring this back in a modified way.  Each month one of us girls at UTC will pick a random book for another one to read.  The next month, we will do a mini review and give you guys the opportunity to win one of those three books.  Check out the giveaway at the end of this post!  Feel free to follow along and read one of these three as well this month!




Suzanne’s pick for Annie…

Pick It for Me Challenge: December 2017
Year One
by Nora Roberts

Released: December 5th 2017
Series: Chronicles of The One #1
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 432

It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Francesca’s pick for Suzanne…

Pick It for Me Challenge: December 2017

Released: September 30th 2014
Series: You #1
Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 422

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

Annie’s pick for Francesca…

Pick It for Me Challenge: December 2017
The Troublemaker Next Door
by Marie Harte

Released: June 3, 2014
Series: McCauley Brothers #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 350

A Publishers Weekly TOP 10 ROMANCE for Spring 2014

It's been the day from hell for Maddie. Instead of offering a promotion, her boss made a pass. She quit, then got dumped by her lukewarm boyfriend. As the fiery redhead has a foul-mouthed meltdown, her green-eyed neighbor Flynn McCauley stands in her kitchen...completely captivated.

He was just there to fix the sink as a favor. He's not into relationships. She's done with idiots. But where there are friends...sometimes there are benefits. And sometimes the boy next door might be just what you need at the end of every day.

Welcome to the rough-and-tumble McCauley family, a tight-knit band of four bachelor brothers who work hard, drink beer, and relentlessly tease each other. When three independent women move in next door, all hell breaks loose.


"Hot and spicy."-Night Owl Romance, Reviewer Top Pick

"Off the charts scorching hot."-Long and Short Reviews


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16 responses to “Pick It for Me Challenge: December 2017

  1. Bube

    I haven’t read any of these books,but I have Stillhouse Lake 🙂
    Happy Reading Suzanne,Francesca and Annie 🙂

  2. Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

    I have heard amazing chatter about ” Seven Husbands…” it’s been “on hold” in my digital library FOREVER ! Im dieing to read it ! I bought Rachel’s new book, cause i really enjoy her books too

  3. Theresa

    You was such a different kind of boook. I did enjoy it. I need to read Stillhouse Lake. I’m high fan of Rachel Caine.

  4. Dawn Roberto

    I am reading Year One by Nora Roberts and am enthralled with it. its sooo good. Next up after that is James Rollins The Demon Crown

  5. Amy R

    I read The Troublemaker Next Door and didn’t really like it, I don’t think this author is for me but I know Annie loves her. I’m on my libraries waiting list for Year One.

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