Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 40
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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January 1st – December 31st

Shade ~ 10-20 books
Hell Spawn ~21-30 books
Demon ~ 31-40 books

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Circle One: Limbo
“Here suffer those who did not sin, yet did not have the required portal of our faith. Their punishment is the denial of Paradise.”
Read a book…
1. where a character takes a journey over water. – The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
2. with a snake/lamia or sneaky character. – Over Sea Under Stone by Susan Cooper
3. where a character is punished/blamed for something they didn’t do. – Kiss of Heat by Lora Leigh
4. where a character escapes danger. – Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks

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Circle Two: Lust
“To this torment are condemned the carnal damned. Those for whom desire conquered reason.”
Read a book…
1. with a lusty character. – Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
2. with a character you lust for. – Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid (Luca)
3. with a tower on the cover. – Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
4. tagged romance. – The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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Circle Three: Gluttony
“For the ruinous fault of Gluttony, so are these sad souls broken by the rain and the mud.”
Read a book…
1. by an author you just can’t get enough of. – The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
2. with a physically large character. – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
3. with food/rain/mud in the story or on the cover. – The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
4. with a title that begins with any letter in “gluttony”. – Otherhood by William Sutcliffe

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Circle Four: Greed
“For the crime of Greed do these souls suffer. Those clerks asquint of mind made no measured spending in life. And by contrast, in these Popes and Cardinals, greed practiced its excess.”
Read a book…
1. with a wealthy character. – Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie
2. tagged steampunk. – The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
3. from the Wheel of Fortune. (That you bought as a treat) – The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
4. with shapeshifters. – Witching Moon by Rebecca York

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Circle Five: Anger
“See the souls over whom anger prevailed. In the warm bath of the sun they were hateful, down here in the black sludge of the river Styx do they wish they had never been born.”
Read a book…
1. with a tempermental character. – Beautiful Beast by E.J. Hill
2. with a character that annoys you. – Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
3. with a red cover. – Megan’s Mark by Lora Leigh
4. with fire magic or there is a fire.Splintered Stars by Rachel Madbury

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Circle Six: Heresy
“Here you will find the heretics and followers of every cult and pagan sect, all buried together, burning in eternal fire.”
Read a book…
1. set in a city. – Lucky Child by Loung Ung
2. with a religious or spiritual character. – Harmony’s Way by Lora Leigh
3. with a God/demon/angel. – Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh
4. tagged historical or time travel.The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

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Circle Seven: Violence
“In violence, wounds and death are inflicted against one’s neighbors. This ring torments those who murder and plunder. And every soul wrongfully smites another.”
Read a book…
1. with fighting. – Zlata’s Diary by Zlata Filipovic
2. with a kick ass chick. – Grave Witch by Kalayna Price
3. with a mythical creature. – Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride
4. with a forest or desert in the story. – Tanner’s Scheme by Lora Leigh

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Circle Eight: Fraud
“In violence, wounds and death are inflicted against one’s neighbors. This ring torments those who murder and plunder. And every soul wrongfully smites another.”
Read a book…
1. where a character tells a lie. – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
2. where somene steals something. – Devils and Details by Devon Monk
3. with more than 10 chapters. – Born Free by Joy Adamson
4. where someone is killed. – One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren

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Circle Nine: Treachery
“The lowest, blackest, and farthest from Heaven. Well do I know the way.”
Read a book…
1. with a title beginning with any letter in “treachery”. – Rolling with the Punchlines by Urzila Carlson
2. with the number 9 in the page count. – The BFG by Roald Dahl (199 pp.)
3. that features a hell dimension or underworld. – Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
4. with a dark cover. – Anna: A Teenager on the Run by Anna Podgajecki

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Defeat Lucifer
“I will reclaim my rightful place in Paradise. My path will be paved with the sins of Man, and yours shall be the bedrock of my return. And all that is good shall be gone from the universe forever!”
Read a book…
1. with over 666 ratings. – James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
2. with an evil character. – Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid
3. where a character has an argument with a family member. – Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
4. with a man on the cover. – Soul Deep by Lora Leigh

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