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message 1: by Tami (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
Rules for the Spring/Summer 2016 Challenge:
1. This challenge will start March 1, 2016 (12:01 am EST) and will end at 11:59 PM on August 31, 2016.
2. All books read during the challenge dates, March through August, can count towards tasks. So, if you join in June, anything you read that FITS a task can count towards the challenge as long as you read it AFTER March 1st. If you are less than half way through a book BEFORE the challenge starts, you can use it for the challenge. If you are over the halfway point, you cannot use it for the challenge.
3. Books can only be used for one category.
4. Re-reads are fine, except where stated otherwise.
5. All books should be over 150 pages unless otherwise stated. If you read a book that is not quite 150 pages, please make sure that it for a lower point task and you are only able to read an "under 150 pages book" once. Please get an "ok" from us before you try and count an "under 150 pages book" for a task.
6. To claim your points, you must post completed tasks in the "Leaderboard & Completed Tasks" thread. Please include the title, author, the task number it was for, and your total number of points to date. You can update your task list but we will not be checking those for your points. That is just for your records only.
7. If you have any doubts as to whether a book fits a particular challenge, please feel free to ask.
8. Above all, remember this challenge is supposed to be FUN, a good way to tackle some of your TBR list, and to expand your horizons.
9. Those that finish/win the challenge will be able to pick a task(s) for the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Challenge.
10. Most Important: HAVE FUN!


message 2: by Tami (last edited Mar 02, 2016 09:16AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
5 points: Five Letter Words

1. Beach: noun: an area covered with sand or small rocks that is next to an ocean or lake. Read a book that takes place on a beach, has a beach on the cover or that would make a great beach read.

2. Ditsy: adjective: silly or tending to forget things. Reread a book you have forgotten or read a book with a silly title. I know there were several books assigned reading in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade that I don't remember much at all, but have read recently and loved.

3. Fuzed: verb: to have joined (different pieces or elements) together physically, as by melting or heating. Read a book that can fit in 2 or more different genres. Examples would be like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It would be classical and scifi (and probably could fit in more)

4. Hapax: noun: a word that only appears once in a work of or genus of literature or in a body of work by a particular author. Read a book with either a 1 word title or a 1 name author.

5. Jewel: noun: a precious stone, a gem. Read a book about a precious thing. Could be literal (relating to jewels) or babies or family or puppies. Use your imagination. Stretch on this could be Gollum from the Lord of the Rings. He is always searching for his “precious”.

6. Pizza: noun: a food made from flat, usually round bread that is topped with usually tomato sauce and cheese and often with meat or vegetables. Read a book with something round on the cover or that has a popular pizza topping on the cover. Does not have to be on a pizza, so a wedge of cheese would work. A pineapple would work.

7. Woozy: adjective: slightly dizzy, sick or weak. Read a book with something on the cover that would make someone woozy (rollercoaster, heights, etc) or read a book where the main characters are adrenaline seekers (explorers, x-games participants, etc)

8. Zarfs: noun: Cookery, a holder, usually ornamental, or a hot coffee cup (esp in Middle East) Read a book that makes you wish you had a zarf full of your favorite hot beverage. Basically an anything goes. Curl up with a hot coffee/tea/chocolate and a good book. Enjoy! Probably a better fall/winter task but the word is great.


message 3: by Tami (last edited Mar 03, 2016 02:03PM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
10 points: Randomness

1. Color: Go to https://www.random.org/colors/hex. Click on Generate Color until you have 3 showing. Read a book with one of the random colors on its cover.

2. Number: Go to https://www.random.org/. Set Min to 1 and Max to 10 and generate. Read a book with that many words in its title. A, the, of, etc count as a word.

3. Animal: Go to https://www.randomlists.com/random-an.... Change quantity to 10. Read a book that has one of these animals in the book, on the cover, or is set in the animals’ natural environment. This one is a bit harder, so if you get a rooster. It can be set at a farm, even if there isn’t a rooster in the story.

4. Name: noun: Go to http://www.behindthename.com/random/ Change How many given names to first name and middle name, choose a gender, and click random on surname. Choose up to 5 Categories. Best to choose category that you read in. If it is English, choose English, French choose French. Generate name. Read a book with one of those 3 names in the title or whose author shares 1 of those 3 names.

5. Country: Go to https://www.randomlists.com/random-co... Change quantity to 5 and refresh. Read a book set in one of these countries, or whose author is originally from or currently resides in one of these countries.

6. Stranger: Stop someone at the store, on the bus, wherever (as long as they are a stranger). Ask them to recommend a book and read that book.

7. Decade: Choose a decade, whichever you would like from 1800-1809, to 2000-2009. Read a book written during that decade, or about some significant event during that decade. There is no random assignment web page I can find for this, so just choose.

8. Award: Go to https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward.... Read a book that has won a Good Reads Choice Awards. Down the left hand side you can click to see the books that have won in previous years.


message 4: by Tami (last edited Mar 02, 2016 08:43AM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
15 points: Color Wheel

1. Red: Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Read a book that is about war or strength, or one that embodies what you desire.

2. Orange: Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Read an uplifting book; one that will encourage you or make you happy.

3. Yellow: Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Read a book that makes you think. I am all about fun reads, fiction stories, not too deep. But for this challenge we want a book that makes you think, discuss, question, whatever.

4. Green: Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Read a book by a new author, or a book that is the only one the author has written.

5. Blue: Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Read a book that is faith based, or about a certain faith or one that is about wisdom seeking (students/teachers, archaeological digs, cure for cancer, etc).

6. Purple: Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Read a book about royalty (real or imagined) or about some type of tycoon (ambition, wealth, extravagance).

7. White: White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. Read a book that has a child or small animal as its main character or one that you believe the cover is “perfection”.

8. Black: Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. Go on a Blind Book Date. Full of mystery, just grab the closest book at the library, or have someone just lend you whatever they think you will enjoy. No planning on this one.


message 5: by Tami (last edited Mar 01, 2016 03:15PM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
20 points:

1. Group Read 1: Read a past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.

2. Group Read 2: Read another past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.


message 6: by Tami (last edited Mar 03, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
25 points:

1. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner Haley’s task: Moniker:
Book 1: Read a book with a character that has an unusual name
AND
Book 2: Read a book with a character that shares your name or a friends name.

2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner Haley’s task: Awareness:
Book 1: Read a book with a character that is struggling with mental illness or addiction
AND
Book 2: Read a book with a character who helps others.

3. Two Become One: For this challenge you are going to read two books—whatever you want. The caveat—the two books need to form a proper sentence. For example you might read This is Where I Leave You and Two Alone as it makes the sentence – "This is where I leave you two alone" or you could read I Am the Messenger and In a Sunburned Country as it makes the sentence "I am the messenger in a sunburned country." It can be zany and nonsensical but it has to be a proper sentence.

4. Cookies:
Book 1: Oreo: Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle with one letter “sandwiched” between two of the same letters- “celebrate” E-L-E, “latitude” T-I-T, “obsidian” I-D-I
AND
Book 2: Oatmeal Raisin/Chocolate Chip: Ever get the first expecting the second? Read a book with a misleading title. There are a few examples in the listopia, but something like Watership Down you would think is about a ship sinking, but it about a bunny. Or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian isn’t a real diary.

5. Home is Where the Heart Is:
Book 1: Read a book that takes place in a similar setting as your home
AND
Book 2: Read a book that takes place in a place you would love to live. This one can be make believe. So if you yearn to live in Panem you can read The Hunger Games.

6. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Read two different books that have at least one word in their title that is made up of the letters from this word. Example: “Salt” and “Sea” for Salt to the Sea and “Great” for Great Expectations.

7. ”His”story and “Her”story:
Book 1: Read a book written by a man with the main character also being male
AND
Book 2: Read a book written by a woman with the main character also being female

8. ”Rainbow”story:
Similar to task 25.7. Read 2 books. Each book should have the main characters all belonging to a certain “color” but the books need to be different groups. If you read book 1 primarily with Asian characters (Memoirs of a Geisha) then book 2 should be a book with primarily with a different ethnic group (The Kite Runner)


message 7: by Tami (last edited Mar 03, 2016 02:01PM) (new)

Tami | 3103 comments Mod
All Finished!
Happy Reading!


message 8: by Sara (last edited Mar 14, 2016 04:41AM) (new)

Sara (saraa205) | 76 comments Great work!

5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8

10.1 (#950925)
10.2 (5 words)
10.3 (Salamander, Leopard, Raccoon, Bat, Anteater, Capybara, Grizzly Bear, Antelope, Skunk)
10.4 (Ethel, Kimberly, James)
10.5 (Lesotho, Turkey, Namibia, Cambodia, Brazil)
10.6
10.7 (1860s)
10.8

15.1
15.2
15.3 Född fenomenal
15.4
15.5
15.6
15.7 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
15.8

20.1
20.2

25.1
25.2
25.3
a Here's Looking at You 3/3/16
b
25.4
a
b
25.5
a
b
25.6
a Desert Rage: A Lena Jones Mystery
b
25.7
a
b
25.8
a
b


message 9: by Charlie (last edited Jul 05, 2016 11:24AM) (new)

Charlie (charliegooch) 5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8

10.1 (#7aac34, #c11fcc, #404266)
10.2 (3 words)
10.3 (weasel, lizard, ram, aardvark, kangaroo, seal, reindeer, mongoose, doe, snake)
10.4 (Jared, Eve, Martin)
10.5 (Poland, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Maldives)
10.6
10.7
10.8

15.1 The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
15.2 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
15.3 The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
15.4 Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg
15.5
15.6 The Heir by Kiera Cass
15.7 Shtum by Jem Lester
15.8

20.1 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
20.2

25.1
a Allegiant by Veronica Roth
b The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
25.2
a A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
b Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
25.3
a
b
25.4
a
b
25.5
a Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
bA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
25.6
a
b
25.7
a Movie Game by Michael Ebner
b Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
25.8
a
b

Total Points: 210


message 10: by Allison (last edited May 16, 2016 09:44AM) (new)

Allison | 179 comments 5 points: Five Letter Words

1. Beach: noun: an area covered with sand or small rocks that is next to an ocean or lake. Read a book that takes place on a beach, has a beach on the cover or that would make a great beach read.

2. Ditsy: adjective: silly or tending to forget things. Reread a book you have forgotten or read a book with a silly title. I know there were several books assigned reading in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade that I don't remember much at all, but have read recently and loved.

3. Fuzed: verb: to have joined (different pieces or elements) together physically, as by melting or heating. Read a book that can fit in 2 or more different genres. Examples would be like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It would be classical and scifi (and probably could fit in more)

4. Hapax: noun: a word that only appears once in a work of or genus of literature or in a body of work by a particular author. Read a book with either a 1 word title or a 1 name author.

5. Jewel: noun: a precious stone, a gem. Read a book about a precious thing. Could be literal (relating to jewels) or babies or family or puppies. Use your imagination. Stretch on this could be Gollum from the Lord of the Rings. He is always searching for his “precious”.

6. Pizza: noun: a food made from flat, usually round bread that is topped with usually tomato sauce and cheese and often with meat or vegetables. Read a book with something round on the cover or that has a popular pizza topping on the cover. Does not have to be on a pizza, so a wedge of cheese would work. A pineapple would work. The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell
The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell

7. Woozy: adjective: slightly dizzy, sick or weak. Read a book with something on the cover that would make someone woozy (rollercoaster, heights, etc) or read a book where the main characters are adrenaline seekers (explorers, x-games participants, etc)

8. Zarfs: noun: Cookery, a holder, usually ornamental, or a hot coffee cup (esp in Middle East) Read a book that makes you wish you had a zarf full of your favorite hot beverage. Basically an anything goes. Curl up with a hot coffee/tea/chocolate and a good book. Enjoy! Probably a better fall/winter task but the word is great.

10 points: Randomness

1. Color: (Red, Green, & Brown) Read a book with the random color on its cover. The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay

2. Number: (2) *Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

3. Animal: (Walrus, armadillo, cheetah, pig, starfish, boar, kitten, hippo, monkey, sloth) *Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

4. Name: noun: (Sadie Viviette Thomas) Read a book with one of those 3 names in the title or whose author shares 1 of those 3 names. Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas or Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight by M.E. Thomas

5. Country: (Venezuela, Japan, Ethiopia, Scotland, & Uruguay) Read a book set in one of these countries, or whose author is originally from or currently resides in one of these countries.

6. Stranger: Stop someone at the store, on the bus, wherever (as long as they are a stranger). Ask them to recommend a book and read that book.

7. Decade: Choose a decade, whichever you would like from 1800-1809, to 2000-2009. Read a book written during that decade, or about some significant event during that decade. There is no random assignment web page I can find for this, so just choose. The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist (1840-1849)

8. Award: Read a book that has won a Good Reads Choice Awards. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari or Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

15 points: Color Wheel

*1. Red: Dancing for the Devil: One Woman's Dramatic and Divine Rescue from the Sex Industry by Anny Donewald (I think this book is a story of a woman with incredible strength to go through the things she went through and come out on the other side.)

2. Orange: Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Read an uplifting book; one that will encourage you or make you happy.

3. Yellow: But for this challenge we want a book that makes you think, discuss, question, whatever. Grace Based Parenting: Set Your Family Free by Tim Kimmel

4. Green: Read a book by a new author, or a book that is the only one the author has written. One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

5. Blue: Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Read a book that is faith based, or about a certain faith or one that is about wisdom seeking (students/teachers, archaeological digs, cure for cancer, etc).

*6. Purple: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

7. White: White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. Read a book that has a child or small animal as its main character or one that you believe the cover is “perfection”.

8. Black: Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. Go on a Blind Book Date. Full of mystery, just grab the closest book at the library, or have someone just lend you whatever they think you will enjoy. No planning on this one.

20 points:

1. Group Read 1: Read a past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.

2. Group Read 2: Read another past group read OR a group read that happens during one of the months of this challenge AND post to the discussion thread what you thought about the book.

25 points:

*1. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner Haley’s task: Moniker:
Book 1: A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer (Stone)
AND
Book 2: Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca (Ryan)

2. Fall/Winter Challenge Winner Haley’s task: Awareness:
Book 1: Read a book with a character that is struggling with mental illness or addiction A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade
AND
Book 2: Read a book with a character who helps others. *It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren

3. Two Become One: For this challenge you are going to read two books—whatever you want. The caveat—the two books need to form a proper sentence. For example you might read This is Where I Leave You and Two Alone as it makes the sentence – "This is where I leave you two alone" or you could read I Am the Messenger and In a Sunburned Country as it makes the sentence "I am the messenger in a sunburned country." It can be zany and nonsensical but it has to be a proper sentence.
Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann *On the Fence by Kasie West

4. Cookies:
Book 1: Oreo: Read a book with a word in the title or subtitle with one letter “sandwiched” between two of the same letters- “celebrate” E-L-E, “latitude” T-I-T, “obsidian” I-D-I Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas or Like It Never Happened by Emily Adrian
AND
Book 2: Oatmeal Raisin/Chocolate Chip: Read a book with a misleading title. *Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

*5. Home is Where the Heart Is:
Book 1: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
AND
Book 2: A Cowboy's Touch: A Big Sky Romance by Denise Hunter (Montana)

6. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Read two different books that have at least one word in their title that is made up of the letters from this word. Example: “Salt” and “Sea” for Salt to the Sea and “Great” for Great Expectations. *The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik (last)

7. "His"story and “Her”story:
Book 1: Read a book written by a man with the main character also being male
AND
Book 2: Read a book written by a woman with the main character also being female

8. "Rainbow" story:
Similar to task 25.7. Read 2 books. Each book should have the main characters all belonging to a certain “color” but the books need to be different groups. If you read book 1 primarily with Asian characters (Memoirs of a Geisha) then book 2 should be a book with primarily with a different ethnic group (The Kite Runner)
Book 1: *To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (Korean)
AND
Book 2:


message 11: by Daisy (last edited Mar 04, 2016 08:36AM) (new)

Daisy | 686 comments Gonna try and do a little better with this than the Fall/Winter challenge..

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...


message 12: by Laventeli (last edited Jun 20, 2016 07:51AM) (new)

Laventeli Alright here's hoping i will do better than last time.
14/ 42 Books
60 / 480 points
7/ 34 Task

5.1. Beach: Cocaine Nights 18.03.2016
5.2. Ditsy:
5.3. Fuzed:
5.4 Hapax: Leijonankesyttäjä read 3.3.2016
5.5. Jewel:
5.6. Pizza:
5.7. Woozy:
5.8. Zarfs:

10.1. Color: (light blue) The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells 7.4.2016
10.2. Number: (8 words)
10.3. Animal: (pig, chicken, ferret, yak, silver fox, boar, walrus, mountain goat, hippopotamus, bald eagle)
10.4. Name:(Jessa Marilyn Bristow)
10.5. Country:(Kiribati, Ireland, Marshall Islands, Djibouti, Yemen)
10.6. Stranger:
10.7. Decade:
10.8. Award:

15.1. Red
15.2. Orange
15.3. Yellow ”Laiton” matkaaja: Paperittomuus ja rajojen valta read 39.03.2016
15.4.Green Piikojen valtakunta
15.5.Blue Taivaslaulu
15.6.Purple
15.7.White
15.8.Black Pieni potenssipuoti

20.1. Group read.
20.2.Group read.

25.1.Moniker:
a. Vuori 11.03.2016
b.
25.2. Awareness:
a. Junky 20.03.2016
b.
25.3.Two Become One:
a.The Bell Jar
b.
25.4.Cookies:
a. Ingo - Meren kansa 15.04.2016
b.
25.5.Home is Where the Heart Is:
a. Rasistinen Suomi 22.4.2016
b.
25.6.Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
a.Place: A Short Introduction word: place
b.

25.7.”His”story and “Her”story:
a. Wendigo ja muita yliluonnollisia kauhukertomuksia 14.03.2016
b. Asioita jotka saavat sydämen lyömään nopeammin 11.04.2016

25.8.”Rainbow”story:
a.Armoa auringon alla; kuubalaisia nykynovelleja Cuban
b.


message 13: by Silvia (last edited Jun 05, 2016 01:15PM) (new)

Silvia (silverware) | 436 comments 5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7 milk and honey
5.8What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

10.1 Light purple - #a776d3, pink - #d91a55, dark purple - #310347.
10.2 The Girl on the Train (5 words)
10.3 Duckbill platypus, moose, hartebeest, crow, budgerigar, hyena, rhynoceros, beaver, opposum, eagle owl.
10.4 Philippa Elissa Dennell
10.5 France, Brazil, Hong Kong, Namibia, New Zealand
10.6
10.7
10.8 Go Set a Watchman

15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.5
15.6
15.7
15.8

20.1 The Martian
20.2

25.1
25.2
25.3
a
b
25.4
a
b
25.5
a
b
25.6
a
b
25.7
a
b
25.8
a
b

Total Points: 50
Tasks Completed: 5
Books Read: 5


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