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message 1: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) The following are among the "May flowers" that April brings. Read a book to match them. :)

For any of the below, you can read a book with that particular flower on the cover or a cover that shares one of the dominant colors of the flower (for some I have listed just a few of the many possible colors). Or you can try to match the "symbolism" of the flower.

Daffodils - Yellow, White - Rebirth
- Read a book in which the MC undergoes a significant/life-altering change.

Tulips - Yellow, Red, Pink, White, Orange - Love, passion
- Read a a book in which the MC achieves love (it can't be one of the dancing around books).

Rose - The color of a rose directly affects its 'meaning'. For a change, let's do lavender/purple which has to do with enchantment, enthrallment and first impressions.
- Read a book with magic OR love at first sight.

Zinnia - Pink, White, Yellow, Orange, Red - Friendship, Affection
- Read a book where main characters are friends,(but not lovers or harboring an unrequited love).

Peony - Red, Pink, Yellow, White (sensing a theme?) - Wealth, Prosperity, Good fortune
- Read a book with a wealthy MC, or a character who comes into "good fortune" - however you want to define that.

Challenge levels:
There are 5 flowers, with three options for "finishing" each - color on cover, flower on cover, meaning. Use these to make things harder for yourselves, or add your own favorite May flowers. :)

Easy - 5
Medium - 8
Hard - 11
Epic - 15

Challenge runs from 5/1 until 5/31~
Have Fun!


message 2: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (last edited May 29, 2014 05:47PM) (new)

Leigh | 15428 comments Mod
I'm in.

Shut Up & Read~ May Flowers Challenge

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Level: Easy
Completed: 5/5


1. Daffodils(White)- The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass 5/11

2. Tulips (Pink)- White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 5/19

3.Tulips(Love)- Sweet Spot (Bakery Sisters, #2) by Susan Mallery 5/7

4.Peony(Red)- Talking About Sex... (Harlequin Blaze #210) by Vicki Lewis Thompson 5/4

5.Rose(Magic)- Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher 5/6


message 3: by NayNay (last edited May 08, 2014 05:39PM) (new)

NayNay May Flowers Challenge
Duration:
May 1/14 - May 31/14

Level: Easy 5 books

Daffodils - Yellow, White - Rebirth
- Read a book in which the MC undergoes a significant/life-altering change.
The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan 05/02/14 ****

Tulips - Yellow, Red, Pink, White, Orange - Love, passion
- Read a a book in which the MC achieves love (it can't be one of the dancing around books).
Hugh and Bess A Love Story by Susan Higginbotham Hugh and Bess: A Love Story by Susan Higginbotham 05/05/14 ****

Rose - The color of a rose directly affects its 'meaning'. For a change, let's do lavender/purple which has to do with enchantment, enthrallment and first impressions.
- Read a book with magic OR love at first sight.
In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap 05/08/14 ****

Zinnia - Pink, White, Yellow, Orange, Red - Friendship, Affection
- Read a book where main characters are friends,(but not lovers or harboring an unrequited love).
Elly in Bloom by Colleen Oakes Elly in Bloom by Colleen Oakes 05/07/14 ****

Peony - Red, Pink, Yellow, White (sensing a theme?) - Wealth, Prosperity, Good fortune
- Read a book with a wealthy MC, or a character who comes into "good fortune" - however you want to define that.
Rain (Hudson, #1) by V.C. Andrews Rain by V.C. Andrews 05/03/14 ***


message 4: by Tina (last edited May 05, 2014 07:26AM) (new)

Tina (whitley97) | 4 comments Read: 2

Daffodils - Yellow, White -
Rebirth - Slave (Finding Anna, #1) by Sherri Hayes

Tulips - Yellow, Red, Pink, White, Orange -
Love - A Moment (Moments, #1) by Marie Hall

Rose - The color of a rose directly affects its 'meaning'. For a change, let's do lavender/purple which has to do with enchantment, enthrallment and first impressions.
- Read a book with magic OR love at first sight.

Zinnia - Pink, White, Yellow, Orange, Red - Friendship, Affection
- Read a book where main characters are friends,(but not lovers or harboring an unrequited love).

Peony - Red, Pink, Yellow, White (sensing a theme?)
Wealth - The Billionaire's Command (Complete Trilogy) by Victoria Villeneuve


message 5: by Jennifer (last edited May 28, 2014 04:16PM) (new)

Jennifer (featherlashes) May Flowers Challenge
Goal: Hard
Completed: 11/11

Daffodils
Color On Cover What Alice Forgot (May 22)
Flower On Cover How to Bake a Perfect Life (May 16)
Meaning The Woodlands (May 3)
Tulips
Color On Cover It Happened One Wedding (May 16)
Flower On Cover
Meaning The Girl You Left Behind (May 8)
Rose
Color On Cover King Hall (May 19)
Flower On Cover
Meaning The Golem and the Jinni (May 2)
Zinnia
Color On Cover Bloodrose (May 12)
Flower On Cover
Meaning Out to Lunch (May 1)
Peony
Color On Cover Red Hill (May 13)
Flower On Cover
Meaning One Perfect Summer (May 26)

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal The Woodlands (The Woodlands #1) by Lauren Nicolle Taylor It Happened One Wedding (FBI / US Attorney, #5) by Julie James The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes King Hall (Forever Evermore, #1) by Scarlett Dawn The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3) by Andrea Cremer Out to Lunch by Stacey Ballis Red Hill by Jamie McGuire One Perfect Summer (One Perfect #1) by Paige Toon


message 6: by Carol (last edited May 31, 2014 09:46AM) (new)

Carol | 78 comments I'm going to try for Epic. I'm using some different flowers, their colours and their meanings as well as the listed ones.

1. Peony, Red/Yellow - Ernest Cline Ready Player One - Read 06/05/14
2. Rose, Purple - D D Barant Dying Bites - Read 10/05/14
3. Zinnia, Yellow - Susan Coolidge What Katy Did - Read 15/05/14
4. Cornflower, Blue - Robert J Crane Alone (The Girl in the Box 1)- Read 14/05/14
5. Carnation, Red - Robert J Crane Untouched (The Girl in the Box 2) - Read 19/05/14
6. Forget me not, Blue - Suzanne Collins Mockingjay - Read 25/05/14
7. Daffodil, Yellow - Susan Wittig Albert Witches' Bane - Read 28/05/14
8. Tulip, Red - Sparkle Abbey Desperate Housedogs - Read 30/05/14
9. Sunflower, Yellow - Alice Walker The Color Purple
10. Zinnia, Friendship - Robert J Crane Soulless (The Girl in the Box 3) - Read 23/05/14
11. Aconite, Beware - Robert J Crane Family (The Girl in the Box 4)
12. Rose, Mourning - Robert J Crane Omega (The Girl in the Box 5)
13. Carnation, Disappointment/Rejection - Robert J Crane Broken (The Girl in the Box 6)
14. Calla Lily, Black - Robert J Crane Enemies (The Girl in the Box 7)
15. Lily, Orange - Joanne Fluke Fudge Cupcake Murder

Read 9/15


message 7: by NayNay (new)

NayNay finished my challenge...happy reading!

Level: Easy 5 books

Daffodils - Yellow, White - Rebirth
- Read a book in which the MC undergoes a significant/life-altering change.
The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan 05/02/14 ****

Tulips - Yellow, Red, Pink, White, Orange - Love, passion
- Read a a book in which the MC achieves love (it can't be one of the dancing around books).
Hugh and Bess A Love Story by Susan Higginbotham Hugh and Bess: A Love Story by Susan Higginbotham 05/05/14 ****

Rose - The color of a rose directly affects its 'meaning'. For a change, let's do lavender/purple which has to do with enchantment, enthrallment and first impressions.
- Read a book with magic OR love at first sight.
In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap 05/08/14 ****

Zinnia - Pink, White, Yellow, Orange, Red - Friendship, Affection
- Read a book where main characters are friends,(but not lovers or harboring an unrequited love).
Elly in Bloom by Colleen Oakes Elly in Bloom by Colleen Oakes 05/07/14 ****

Peony - Red, Pink, Yellow, White (sensing a theme?) - Wealth, Prosperity, Good fortune
- Read a book with a wealthy MC, or a character who comes into "good fortune" - however you want to define that.
Rain (Hudson, #1) by V.C. Andrews Rain by V.C. Andrews 05/03/14 ***


message 8: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (featherlashes) Finished level hard in message #5!


message 9: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15428 comments Mod
Congrats Jennifer!


message 10: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15428 comments Mod
Finished!

Shut Up & Read~ May Flowers Challenge

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Level: Easy
Completed: 5/5


1. Daffodils(White)- The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass 5/11

2. Tulips (Pink)- White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 5/19

3.Tulips(Love)- Sweet Spot (Bakery Sisters, #2) by Susan Mallery 5/7

4.Peony(Red)- Talking About Sex... (Harlequin Blaze #210) by Vicki Lewis Thompson 5/4

5.Rose(Magic)- Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher 5/6


message 11: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15428 comments Mod
Congrats NayNay!


message 12: by Carol (new)

Carol | 78 comments Okay, failed at this month's challenge. Probably too ambitious. Will get 10 of the books read, but no more :( Will try for June.


message 13: by Leigh, ⭐Wonder Woman⭐ (new)

Leigh | 15428 comments Mod
That's okay Carol. I think that's why it's called a challenge. Some challenges are harder than others to complete. I just finished mine by the skin of my teeth.


message 14: by Lys (new)

Lys (lysrowan) Yeah, this one was really hard. I didn't even attempt it. :)


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