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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More), Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited May 15, 2014 02:25PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9691 comments Mod


DHASG May Challenge

Introduction: May is a burst of color and warm weather to enjoy. Here's hoping your spring blooms with plenty of good reads.


Rules:

1. Any DHASG member can participate in the challenge. You can sign up at any time after the thread opens until the end of the month (11:59 am) May 31st) and post initial and final stats when you are done.

2. All books must be read between May 1st and May 31st.

3. Books of any genre can count for the challenge, but can only be used once in the entire challenge.

4. The challenge books can overlap with any other group challenge during the month of May.

Levels:

1. Full bloom: Read 10-11 books
2. Anthesis: Read 5-9 books
3. Budding flower: Read 3-4 books




1. For the Love of Mom!: May 10th is Mother's Day in the US. Read a book that celebrates moms/motherhood in a significant way.
2. Baby Love!: May 2nd is Baby Day, so read a book with a baby, either the MCs have a baby or the storyline involves babies. You can count a book where there is a pregnancy as long as they give birth during the book.
3. Renewal Day: May 4th is celebrate 'renewal' of any kind. You can pick a book that represents this in any way you'd like. Let us know in parentheses.
4. Teacher's Pet!: Read a book where a lead character or pivotal character is a teacher or educator to represent this day celebrated on the first full Tuesday of the month. Take the time to say thanks to a teacher that you know for the hard job they do out of love.
5. No Diet Day!: May 6th is an international holiday to celebrate the idea that we can love ourselves no matter what our size is, and to discourage unhealthy dieting to lose weight. Read a book with a character who is overweight or considered underweight, or struggles with weight issues. The other option is to indulge in a pure guilty pleasure read off your list. Let us know which option you choose in parentheses.
6. A Little TLC!: May 6-12 is National Nurse's Week, so read a book with a character who is a nurse (not a doctor) or a book where a character is nursed by another character. Let us know which one you choose in parentheses.
7. The Twilight Zone: To commemorate the TV show "The Twilight Zone" on May 11th, read a book this month that is weird, strange, surreal, fantastic, scary or odd.
8. Flower Love: May is the month associated with flowers out of all the months, so read a book with a lead character who has a flower name, a book with a floral theme on the cover, a book where a character works with flowers or is a gardener or landscaper or even an herbalist. If you can think of another way to represent this theme, you can use it, but let us know in parentheses.
9. If Music Be the Fruit of Love... May has a few music-related holidays, so read a book that represents music in some way, either leads who are musicians, a title that is similar to a song title, a person(s) on the cover dancing, or a book that involves a person who loves music or dancing. Let us know which one in parentheses.
10. Potpourri: Pick one of the following to read a book for this month--Boy's Club Day (Predominant Male POV book); National Chocolate Chip Day (Books about dessert or food); National Waiters and Waitresses Day (Association of your choice); Wear Purple for Peace Day (Purple association of your choice); Cinco Day Mayo (Holiday association of your choice). Let us know which one and how you used it.
11.In Memorium: Memorial Day and Police Officer's Memorial Day are both this month, so read a book with a lead character who is either in the military/armed forces or in law enforcement.



May holidays taken from http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreho...

Challenge Participants

Elizabeth
Amanda
Laura
Maggie
Danielle The Book Huntress
Elizabeth
Suzanne
Tina Theresa



message 2: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) I'm in for Anthesis level!
Too bad I've started reading A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3) by Haruki Murakami before May 1st, it would be perfect for The twilight zone category!


message 3: by funnichic0318 (last edited May 30, 2014 04:52AM) (new)

funnichic0318 | 86 comments DHASG May Challenge
Duration: 05/01/14 – 05/31/14
Levels: Full bloom
Progress: 10 of 10-11

1. For the Love of Mom!: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones; Read 05/25/14

2. Baby Love!: Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson; Read 05/12/14

3. Renewal Day: Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh (new start after break up); Read 05/23/14

4. Teacher's Pet!: Slammed by Colleen Hoover; Read 05/27/14

5. No Diet Day!: Master of the Mountain by Cherise Sinclair (plump heroine); Read 05/04/14

6. A Little TLC!: Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian; Read 05/13/14

7. The Twilight Zone: To commemorate the TV show "The Twilight Zone" on May 11th, read a book this month that is weird, strange, surreal, fantastic, scary or odd.

8. Flower Love: The Will by Kristen Ashley; Read 05/29/14

9. If Music Be the Fruit of Love...: Easy by Tammara Webber; Read 05/15/14

10. Potpourri: Glory in Death by J.D. Robb (purple); Read 05/07/14

11. In Memorium: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks; Read 05/05/14

Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, #6) by Darynda Jones Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11) by Nalini Singh Slammed (Slammed, #1) by Colleen Hoover Master of the Mountain (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #1) by Cherise Sinclair Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian The Will (Magdalene, #1) by Kristen Ashley Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1) by Tammara Webber Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1) by Maya Banks


message 4: by Laura (last edited May 24, 2014 06:20PM) (new)

Laura | 51 comments I'm in for budding flower 6/5 I've read 2 more then I thought I would
1. For the love of mom- Catch Me A Cowboy 5/15
3. Renewal day- Rescue Me 5/6 by end of book heroines true identity revealed
6. TLCSteal My Heart5/24 heroine is a nurse
8.flower Love It Happened One Wedding5/19
10. Potpourri- Trial by Fire 5/10 predominantly male POV
11. In memorium Fire and Ice mc in law enforcement 5/17
Rescue Me (Last Chance Rescue, #1) by Christy Reece Trial by Fire (All Fired Up, #2) by Taylor Lee Fire and Ice (All Fired Up, #2.5) by Taylor Lee Catch Me A Cowboy (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #3) by Katie Lane It Happened One Wedding (FBI / US Attorney, #5) by Julie James Steal My Heart (Washington Memorial Hospital, #2) by Lisa Eugene


message 5: by Maggie (last edited May 27, 2014 10:59AM) (new)

Maggie (magzzzz) | 12 comments I'm in!

DHASG May Challenge
Duration: 5/1 – 5/31
Levels: Full bloom
Progress: 11/11



1. For the Love of Mom!:

Razing Kayne 5/25 **

2. Baby Love!:

Justice 5/20 ****

3. Renewal Day:

Lady Be Good (heroine wants to change her image from prim good girl to a disgraceful scandal) 5/27 ****

4. Teacher's Pet!:

Never Seduce a Scoundrel 5/25 ****

5. No Diet Day!:

Laid Bear 2: The Kodiak Clan 5/18 **

6. A Little TLC!:

Outlander 5/19 ****

7. The Twilight Zone:

Catching Fire 5/6 ****

8. Flower Love:

Amaryllis 5/10 ****

9. If Music Be the Fruit of Love...

Play 5/2 ***** (Hero is a drummer)

10. Potpourri: (Wear Purple for Peace Day)

Temporarily Yours 5/16 ***

11.In Memorium:

Asking for Trouble 5/25 ****



To Read:


Finished:

Play (Stage Dive, #2) by Kylie Scott Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins Amaryllis (St. Helen's, #1) by Jayne Castle Temporarily Yours (Shillings Agency #1) by Diane Alberts Laid Bear 2 The Kodiak Clan (Laid Bear, #2) by Marina Maddix Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Justice (New Species, #4) by Laurann Dohner Never Seduce a Scoundrel (School for Heiresses #1) by Sabrina Jeffries Asking for Trouble (Line of Duty, #4) by Tessa Bailey Razing Kayne (Walking a Thin Blue Line, #1) by Julieanne Reeves Lady Be Good (American's Lady, #2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


message 6: by Elizabeth (last edited May 23, 2014 10:46AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) Read 9/9 ( Anthesis level)

1. For the Love of Mom!: Read a book that celebrates moms/motherhood in a significant way.
2. Baby Love!: Read a book with a baby, either the MCs have a baby or the storyline involves babies. You can count a book where there is a pregnancy as long as they give birth during the book.
3.Renewal Day: May 4th is celebrate 'renewal' of any kind. Lady Luck, 5/12/2014, 4.5*
4. Teacher's Pet!: (MC is a teacher) True Colors, 5/13/2014, 3.5*
5. No Diet Day!: (guilty pleasure)Hot in Here, 5/21/2014, 3.5*
6. A Little TLC!: (nurse)The Memory Keeper's Daughter, 5/8/2014, 4*
7. The Twilight Zone: The Maze Runner, 5/6/2014, 2.5*
8. Flower Love: (MC works with flowers)Garden Spells, 5/18/2014, 3.5*
9.If Music Be the Fruit of Love...: (MC loves dancing) Skinwalker, 5/9/2014, 4*
10.Potpourri: National Waiters and Waitresses Day First Night, 5/5/2014, 3.5* (MC works in a bar)
11.In Memorium: (MC in law enforcement) Fatal Shadows, 5/10/2014, 3*

First Night (Seductive Nights, #0.5) by Lauren Blakely The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter Fatal Shadows (Adrien English Mystery, #1) by Josh Lanyon Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3) by Kristen Ashley True Colors (Elder Races #3.5) by Thea Harrison Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick


message 7: by Suzanne (last edited May 28, 2014 11:05AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 124 comments Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group
DHASG May 2014 Challenge
Duration:
5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014

Progress: 10 out of 10-11

1. For the Love of Mom!: May 10th is Mother's Day in the US. Read a book that celebrates moms/motherhood in a significant way:
Thinking of You by Jill Mansell - ***** - 5/8/2014

2. Baby Love!: May 2nd is Baby Day, so read a book with a baby, either the MCs have a baby or the storyline involves babies. You can count a book where there is a pregnancy as long as they give birth during the book:
Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas - ***** - 5/14/2014

3. Renewal Day: May 4th is celebrate 'renewal' of any kind. You can pick a book that represents this in any way you'd like. Let us know in parentheses:
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead - ***** - 5/27/2014 - Main characters graduate from school

4. Teacher's Pet!: Read a book where a lead character or pivotal character is a teacher or educator to represent this day celebrated on the first full Tuesday of the month. Take the time to say thanks to a teacher that you know for the hard job they do out of love:
Shadow Kiss: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead - ***** - 5/14/2014 - Dimitri is a teacher

5. No Diet Day!: May 6th is an international holiday to celebrate the idea that we can love ourselves no matter what our size is, and to discourage unhealthy dieting to lose weight. Read a book with a character who is overweight or considered underweight, or struggles with weight issues. The other option is to indulge in a pure guilty pleasure read off your list. Let us know which option you choose in parentheses:
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - ***** - 5/22/2014 - Manga is a guilty pleasure!

6. A Little TLC!: May 6-12 is National Nurse's Week, so read a book with a character who is a nurse (not a doctor) or a book where a character is nursed by another character. Let us know which one you choose in parentheses:
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd - ***** - 5/18/2014 - character is nursed by another character

7. The Twilight Zone: To commemorate the TV show "The Twilight Zone" on May 11th, read a book this month that is weird, strange, surreal, fantastic, scary or odd:
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett - **** - 5/1/2014 - Odd, in a good way!

8. Flower Love: May is the month associated with flowers out of all the months, so read a book with a lead character who has a flower name, a book with a floral theme on the cover, a book where a character works with flowers or is a gardener or landscaper or even an herbalist. If you can think of another way to represent this theme, you can use it, but let us know in parentheses:
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead - ***** - 5/7/2014 - Rose is the main character

9. If Music Be the Fruit of Love... May has a few music-related holidays, so read a book that represents music in some way, either leads who are musicians, a title that is similar to a song title, a person(s) on the cover dancing, or a book that involves a person who loves music or dancing. Let us know which one in parentheses:
The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine - *** - 5/26/2014

10. Potpourri: Pick one of the following to read a book for this month--Boy's Club Day (Predominant Male POV book); National Chocolate Chip Day (Books about dessert or food); National Waiters and Waitresses Day (Association of your choice); Wear Purple for Peace Day (Purple association of your choice); Cinco Day Mayo (Holiday association of your choice). Let us know which one and how you used it:
The Maze Runner by James Dashner - *** - 5/6/2014 - Male POV book

11.In Memorium: Memorial Day and Police Officer's Memorial Day are both this month, so read a book with a lead character who is either in the military/armed forces or in law enforcement.

The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2) by Terry Pratchett The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead Thinking of You by Jill Mansell Married By Morning (The Hathaways, #4) by Lisa Kleypas Shadow Kiss The Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy The Graphic Novel, #3) by Richelle Mead The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices Manga, #1) by Cassandra Clare The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2) by Rachel Caine Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead


message 8: by Tina Theresa (last edited May 30, 2014 12:31PM) (new)

Tina Theresa | 96 comments Full Bloom :Read 10/10-11 books DONE

1. For the Love of Mom!: May 10th is Mother's Day in the US. Read a book that celebrates moms/motherhood in a significant way.
2. Baby Love!: Lethal Rider 5/19
3. Renewal Day: Lady Eve's Indiscretion (The Duke's Daughters, #4) 5/26
4. Teacher's Pet!: Tangle of Need 5/23
5. No Diet Day!: (curvy and owns candy store) While It Was Snowing: A Novella 5/14
6. A Little TLC!: (nurse) Own the Wind 5/11
7. The Twilight Zone: Barely Bewitched 5/22
8. Flower Love: (H was constantly giving flowers to h) Come Away with Me 5/18
9. If Music Be the Fruit of Love... Rock Chick 5/29
10. Potpourri: Cinco(5) Day Mayo Dark Needs at Night's Edge 5/30
11.In Memorium: Immortal Rider 5/16

Own the Wind (Chaos, #1) by Kristen Ashley While It Was Snowing A Novella by Elyssa Patrick Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #3; Demonica, #8) by Larissa Ione Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2; Demonica, #7) by Larissa Ione Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1) by Kristen Proby Barely Bewitched (Southern Witch, #2) by Kimberly Frost Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11) by Nalini Singh Lady Eve's Indiscretion (The Duke's Daughters, #4) (Windham, #7) by Grace Burrowes Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) by Kristen Ashley Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5) by Kresley Cole


message 9: by funnichic0318 (new)

funnichic0318 | 86 comments Finished! Post 3 has been updated.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9691 comments Mod
Congratulations, Amanda!


message 12: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More), Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited May 31, 2014 05:31PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9691 comments Mod
Danielle's DHASG June Challenge
Update: 5/31
Completed: 11/11 DONE!
Level: Full Bloom

DONE 1. For the Love of Mom!: Ultimate Iron Man, Vol. 1 by Orson Scott Card (shows Iron Man's mother) 5/22
DONE 2. Baby Love!:The Woman Behind the Letters by Laura Lee McKellips 5/2
DONE 3. Renewal Day: Collide by Ashley Stambaugh 5/3 (gains a new talent)
DONE 4. Teacher's Pet!: Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted by Joss Whedon/John Cassady 5/15
DONE 5. No Diet Day!: (Harry Dresden is considered skinny)--The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm by Mark Powers 5/14
DONE 6. A Little TLC!:( character is nursed by another character)-- An Unholy Alliance by Deb Sanders 5/2
DONE 7. The Twilight Zone: B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories by Mignola, Golden, Sniegoski 5/1
DONE 8. Flower Love: Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller, Vol. 1 (Heather is character name) 5/13
DONE 9. If Music Be the Fruit of Love: (a book that involves a person who loves music or dancing)--The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark 5/27
DONE 10. Potpourri: Boy's Club Day (Predominant Male POV book)--Incognito by Ed Brubaker 5/15
DONE 11.In Memorium: law enforcement--Powers: Roleplay by Brian Michael Bendis 5/17



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