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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 21207 comments Mod
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Here are your August Challenges!


RULES

** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

** A book can only be used once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (Seasonal, World Trip, Ultimate, etc.).

** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance, and can change your mind at any time if you do.

** Do as many as you are able and have fun!



1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).




** For Number 2 . . . Some of the sports included in the summer Olympics are: archery, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, golf, gymnastics, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (and, of course, you are welcome to use a winter sport such as skiing or skating, too).


message 2: by Valerie (last edited Aug 11, 2016 10:06AM) (new)

Valerie | 440 comments I am in
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1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water. From Kiss to Queen

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America). The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare). A Grave Prediction

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character). Dressed to Kilt
From Kiss to Queen by Janet Chapman A Grave Prediction (A Psychic Eye Mystery, #14) by Victoria Laurie Dressed to Kilt (Scottish Highlands, #3) by Hannah Reed The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (Agatha Raisin, #14) by M.C. Beaton


message 3: by Jackie (last edited Aug 15, 2016 10:11AM) (new)

Jackie | 106 comments Cozy Mysteries

Reading Challenges > Aug 2016 Mini Challenges

August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016

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1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.
A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean by Melinda Blanchard

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).
Going in Seine: An Apartment in Paris? a Crazy Idea! by Polly Fielding

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).
Retirement is Murder by Alex England

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend. From Lisa's shelf
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).
Starboard Secrets by Hope Callaghan

A Trip to the Beach Living on Island Time in the Caribbean by Melinda Blanchard Going in Seine An Apartment in Paris? a Crazy Idea! by Polly Fielding Retirement is Murder by Alex England Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding Starboard Secrets (Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Mysteries #1) by Hope Callaghan


** For Number 2 . . . Some of the sports included in the summer Olympics are: archery, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, golf, gymnastics, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (and, of course, you are welcome to use a winter sport such as skiing or skating, too).


message 4: by Nell (last edited Sep 17, 2016 03:16AM) (new)

Nell | 1179 comments August Mini-Challenge

With Baited Breath (Lotus Bay Mysteries #1) by Lorraine Bartlett Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) by Laura Morrigan Plantation Shudders (Cajun Country Mystery, # 1) by Ellen Byron Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern Long Man by Amy Greene Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen

Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
Long Man by Amy Greene
With Baited Breath by Lorraine Bartlett
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

Read a book in which someone travels abroad
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

Read a book with feet on the cover - *Bonus: feet are bare.
Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern

Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.
Take the Monkey and Run by Laura Morrigan
With Baited Breath by Lorraine Bartlett

Read a book with an older character in it.
With Baited Breath by Lorraine Bartlett
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron


message 5: by Paula (new)

Paula | 104 comments I am going to try and participate in this one. I don't know how many I will get done but hopefully something. : )


1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).


message 6: by Julesy (last edited Aug 17, 2016 04:48PM) (new)

Julesy | 1357 comments Julesy's tracking post
August mini challenge

Updated: Aug. 17
Progress: 5/5

1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.
Killer Honeymoon (A Savannah Reid Mystery, #18) by G.A. McKevett Killer Honeymoon by G.A. McKevett - finished Aug. 6

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).
Painted Truth by Lise McClendon Painted Truth by Lise McClendon - The main character is an avid kayaker - finished Aug. 8

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).
Murder on the Half Shelf (Booktown Mystery, #6) by Lorna Barrett Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett - Puppy and kitty feet on the cover! - finished Aug. 17

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.
Ukulele Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #1) by Leslie Langtry Ukulele Murder by Leslie Langtry - finished Aug. 14

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).
The Clue in the Old Album (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #24) by Carolyn Keene The Clue in the Old Album by Carolyn Keene - An elderly woman asks Nancy Drew to find a missing doll with clues provided in an old family photo album - finished Aug. 1


message 7: by Becky (new)

Becky | 231 comments 1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).


message 8: by Kimberly (last edited Jul 27, 2016 03:31PM) (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments I'm in! :) I'll keep track in my individual challenge folder. I'll post the link soon. ;)

Here's the link.


message 9: by Creative Caprice (last edited Aug 30, 2016 10:40AM) (new)

Creative Caprice | 16 comments 1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.
Sweet Taffy and Murder: Sweet Taffy Cozy Mysteries Book #1 by Dana Moss 08/08/16 ****
Takes place in Oregon on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).
Reckless in Rio by M.J. Summers 08/26/16 ***
Takes place at Rio Olympics, has swimming and diving.

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).
Hunted on the Fens by Joy Ellis 08/27/16 *****

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling 08/11/16 *****

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).
The Mystery of Nevermore by C.S. Poe 08/20/16 *****
(MCs senior citizen father plays an integral part in the book)




** For Number 2 . . . Some of the sports included in the summer Olympics are: archery, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, golf, gymnastics, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (and, of course, you are welcome to use a winter sport such as skiing or skating, too).


message 10: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7725 comments Just to clarify on #3 you want human feet? Also I can't have just shoes, you want feet in them, right? Thanks Heather!


message 11: by Becky (new)

Becky | 231 comments Don't forget the book Gold by Chris Cleve for #2 - book about olympic cyclists. It is a very good book!


message 12: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7725 comments I'm in. Here is what I think I'm going to read.

Water Quality Month, U.S. Coast Guard Day, and National Lighthouse Day — A Fatal Fleece

Summer Olympics — Dutch Me Deadly

Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

Friendship Day and Friendship Week — On What Grounds

Senior Citizen's Day — Murder Runs in the Family


A Fatal Fleece (A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #6) by Sally Goldenbaum Dutch Me Deadly (Passport to Peril, #7) by Maddy Hunter On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle Murder Runs in the Family (Southern Sisters, #3) by Anne George



message 13: by Rachel Anne (last edited Aug 06, 2016 04:58PM) (new)

Rachel Anne (racheldespins) 1/5

1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

✔4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend - Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle - 8/6/16

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).


message 14: by D.L. (new)

D.L. I would love to participate this time.

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message 15: by Carla (last edited Aug 23, 2016 06:31AM) (new)

Carla (carla1957) | 928 comments August Mini-Challenge

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1. Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water. Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses 08/11/2016

2. Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing) Kilt at the Highland Games 08/17/2016

3. Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare). Oliver Twisted 08/20/2016

4. Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend. From Betty's shelf Cracked to Death 08/13/2016

5. Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character). Lost Under a Ladder 08/04/2016

Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses by Mary McHugh Kilt at the Highland Games by Kaitlyn Dunnett Oliver Twisted (Ivy Meadows #3) by Cindy Brown Cracked to Death (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, #3) by Cheryl Hollon Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston


message 16: by Gary (last edited Aug 15, 2016 09:10AM) (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments Completed 5/5

1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water. Mission to Murder Takes place in South Cove, CA on the California coast. Started August 12, 2016. Finished August 14, 2016

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).Honeymoon in High Heels Started August 14, 2016. Finished August 15, 2016. You just know that if Maddie and Jack are in Tahiti on their honeymoon a dead body will show up.

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare). Mayhem in High Heels Started August 7, 2016. Finished August 12, 2016.

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend. Amaretto Amber started August 4, 2016
I hope Traci doesn't mind me "borrowing" her book from her TBR shelf. Finished August 7, 2016.

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).Guidebook to Murder Started August 1, 2016 Finished August 4, 2016.
Mission to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon Honeymoon in High Heels (High Heels, #5.5) by Gemma Halliday Mayhem in High Heels (High Heels, #5) by Gemma Halliday Amaretto Amber by Traci Andrighetti Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon


message 17: by Gary (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments Not sure how many I can do this month. Can I use the indictments against 6 more state employees over the Flint, MI water problem. I lived in Flint for a number of years before the water issue existed.
Just kidding, actually that one is easy.


message 18: by JennH (last edited Aug 17, 2016 06:49AM) (new)

JennH | 840 comments Aug 2016 Mini Challenge

✔1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.
Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly 8/6/16 4 stars - takes place near Lake Windermere

✔2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld 8/11/16 3 stars - characters play croquet

✔3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).
The BFG by Roald Dahl

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.

✔5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).
Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs 8/1/16 3 stars -Drayton and Miss Dimple are older characters

Devonshire Scream (A Tea Shop Mystery #17) by Laura Childs Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly Eligible (The Austen Project #4) by Curtis Sittenfeld The BFG by Roald Dahl


message 19: by Amber (last edited Aug 31, 2016 05:18PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 119 comments 1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depictswater. Between a Rock and a Hard Place 08.02.16

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).Stars of Fortune 08.31.16

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare). Dime Store Magic 08.17.16

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend. Cress 08.06.16

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).The Long Quiche Goodbye 08.14.16

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Potting Shed Mystery, #3) by Marty Wingate Dime Store Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #3) by Kelley Armstrong Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer The Long Quiche Goodbye (A Cheese Shop Mystery, #1) by Avery Aames Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts


message 20: by Ashley (last edited Jul 31, 2016 10:27PM) (new)

Ashley (ashielizz) | 450 comments August Mini Challenge
08/01-08/31

0/5 Completed


1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).


message 21: by Julesy (last edited Aug 01, 2016 12:38PM) (new)

Julesy | 1357 comments I finished my first book for the August mini challenge today:
The Clue in the Old Album (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #24) by Carolyn Keene The Clue in the Old Album by Carolyn Keene


message 22: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Aug 30, 2016 11:37PM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3906 comments Mod
I'm going to use this post as a track (I don't know how well it will go, as I'm on vacation and I have a travel for two weeks)

Done

1.- August is Water Quality Month / U.S. Coast Guard Day / National Lighthouse Day: Dearly Departed by Hy Conrad (8/20/2016 - ★★★☆)
2.- The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21): Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends by Mary McHugh (8/27/2016 - ★★★☆)
3.- Wiggle Your Toes Day: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie (8/28/2016 - ★★★☆)
4.- Friendship Day / Friendship Week: A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie (8/22/2016 - ★★★★)
5.- Senior Citizen's Day: 4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie (8/5/2016 - ★★★★)

Dearly Departed (Amy's Travel Mystery, #2) by Hy Conrad Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends by Mary McHugh The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3) by Agatha Christie A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple, #7) by Agatha Christie 4 50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8) by Agatha Christie


message 23: by Gary (last edited Aug 04, 2016 04:09PM) (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments Will be finishing my first book in an hour or so. I think both Miss Emily, who sadly ends up as the dead body and the main character's Aunt Jackie qualify as older characters in Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon Guidebook to Murder

Finished Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon and "borrowed" Amaretto Amber by Traci Andrighetti Amaretto Amber by Traci Andrighetti from Traci's TBR shelf. Thanks Traci


message 24: by Lacey (new)

Lacey (she2beautiful) | 13659 comments I just started Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1) by C.J. Box by C.J. Box which isn't cozy but it is a mystery. I also just happened to buy the one edition of Open Season that has water on the front cover.


message 25: by Brenda (last edited Aug 28, 2016 07:33PM) (new)

Brenda | 123 comments I'm in -
5/5

1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Pumpkin Picking with Murder - Finished 8/5/16

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) - British Manor Murder - Finished 8/9/16

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Dead Between the Lines - Finished 8/28/16

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Fat Cat Takes the Cake - Finished 8/5/16

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Éclair and Present Danger - Finished 8/11/16

Pumpkin Picking with Murder (An Otter Lake Mystery, #2) by Auralee Wallace Fat Cat Takes the Cake (A Fat Cat Mystery #3) by Janet Cantrell British Manor Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, #23) by Leslie Meier Éclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery #1) by Laura Bradford Dead Between the Lines (A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery) by Denise Swanson


message 26: by Gary (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments On to another book. 2 down 3 to go.


message 27: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Aug 08, 2016 06:52AM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 21207 comments Mod
Lacey wrote: "I just started Open Season by C.J. Box which isn't cozy but it is a mystery. I also just happened to buy the one edition of Open Season that has water on the fro..."

Lucky you, at least in regards to the challenge. I had not seen this cover before. I'm on my second book, though I haven;t decided whether one will count for my older character or friend bookshelf yet. Waiting to see how the month goes. :)


message 28: by Nell (last edited Aug 11, 2016 06:47AM) (new)

Nell | 1179 comments I was planning to read a book set in South America for the Olympics challenge. Re-reading that task it sounds like the character has to travel to South America or another country to qualify for this task. The MC in my book lives in a South American country. Guess I need to find another book.


message 29: by Julesy (new)

Julesy | 1357 comments Nell wrote: "I was planning to read a book set in South America for the Olympics challenge. Re-reading that task it sounds like the character has to travel to South America or another country to qualify for thi..."

Not sure if you read any Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene, but in this one
The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #44) by Carolyn Keene The Clue in the Crossword Cipher, Nancy travels to Peru to solve the mystery. And in this one
The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery (Nancy Drew, #75) by Carolyn Keene The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery, Nancy travels to Colombia.


message 30: by Melanie (last edited Aug 22, 2016 08:38PM) (new)

Melanie (ladybugh) | 50 comments I am in.

5/5

1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water. - Kakabeka Falls and Lake Superior We're All in This Together

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America). Beach volley ball in Talon

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare). James and the Giant Peach (caterpillar feet and James' feet)

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend. - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - August 6th

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character). - Grandmother in the book - Dream On

Talon (Talon, #1) by Julie Kagawa We're All in This Together by Amy Jones James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams Dream On (Silver, #2) by Kerstin Gier


message 31: by Gary (last edited Aug 12, 2016 12:30PM) (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments I'm thinking Around the World in 80 Days might work for item 2. Maybe Honeymoon in High Heels as Maddie and Ramirez head off to Tahiti on their honeymoon....choices....choices


message 32: by Gary (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments One book to go.


message 33: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 21207 comments Mod
Gary wrote: "I'm thinking Around the World in 80 Days might work for item 2."


That would definitely work, LOL.


message 34: by Carla (new)

Carla (carla1957) | 928 comments 3 down, only 2 more to go. Working on the Olympic Challenge as well.


message 35: by Gary (last edited Aug 15, 2016 08:13AM) (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments Decided to go with Honeymoon in High Heels since Maddie Springer and her husband head off to Tahiti on their honeymoon. Of course Maddie literally trips over a dead body...

I may still read Around the World in 80 Days.


message 36: by Lacey (new)

Lacey (she2beautiful) | 13659 comments So far I've only finished 2 of the 5:

1. Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water: Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1) by C.J. Box by C.J. Box

4. Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend: The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen, #2) by Amanda Stevens by Amanda Stevens

I don't think I'll finish this month, especially since I can't seem to find a book with feet on the cover.


message 37: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Aug 15, 2016 09:10AM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 21207 comments Mod
Lacey wrote: "I don't think I'll finish this month, especially since I can't seem to find a book with feet on the cover."


I thought that would be one of the easier ones. Remember, it doesn't have to be bare feet (I didn't say they had to be human feet, either). The cover I chose shows the heroine in high heels.

Something like the following would count:


The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery, #3) by Leigh Perry Supernatural Born Killers (Pepper Martin #9) by Casey Daniels High Heels are Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, #2) by Elaine Viets Alibi in High Heels (High Heels, #4) by Gemma Halliday Curious George by H.A. Rey I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss A Cast-Off Coven (A Witchcraft Mystery, #2) by Juliet Blackwell Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand Dark Roots and Cowboy Boots by Luann McLane


message 38: by Gary (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments Any of the High Heels Mysteries would work for feet on the cover. I used one.

Now done with this month's challenge.


message 39: by Lacey (new)

Lacey (she2beautiful) | 13659 comments Heather L wrote: "Lacey wrote: "I don't think I'll finish this month, especially since I can't seem to find a book with feet on the cover."


I thought that would be one of the easier ones. Remember, it doesn't have..."


Ahhhh... I might have something that has maybe animal feet on it. I'm trying to be good and use a book I already own but most of them have covers with pictures of people ONLY above the waist. It's the first time I've ever noticed how many covers have only the upper half of a person on it which is a little bizarre.


message 40: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 21207 comments Mod
Congrats on finishing, Gary!


message 41: by Gary (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments Thanks Heather


message 42: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments Congratulations Gary!


message 43: by Julesy (new)

Julesy | 1357 comments Great job, Gary!


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Britney (tarheels) | 142 comments RULES

** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

** A book can only be used once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (Seasonal, World Trip, Ultimate, etc.).

** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance, and can change your mind at any time if you do.

** Do as many as you are able and have fun!


1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.

Dead and Berried (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #2) by Karen MacInerney Dead and Berried by Karen MacInerney

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.

J is for Judgment (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).


message 45: by Amanda (last edited Nov 16, 2016 03:39PM) (new)

Amanda Robke | 48 comments My August Mini Challenge

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1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water. Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates 8/5/16

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America). Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck 8/8/16

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan 8/17/16

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character). Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke 8/2/16

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4) by Joanne Fluke Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library Mystery #3) by Eva Gates Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding, #1) by Rachel Hauck Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan


message 46: by Julesy (new)

Julesy | 1357 comments I finished the August mini challenge today. Bring on September! :-D

1. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day — Read a book that takes place on or near water, or whose cover depicts water.
Killer Honeymoon (A Savannah Reid Mystery, #18) by G.A. McKevett Killer Honeymoon by G.A. McKevett - finished Aug. 6

2. The Summer Olympics begin in Rio on August 5 (ends Aug 21) — Read a book that involves sports (either watching or playing), OR Read a book in which someone travels abroad (bonus if it's set in South America).
Painted Truth by Lise McClendon Painted Truth by Lise McClendon - The main character is an avid kayaker - finished Aug. 8

3. August 6 is Wiggle Your Toes Day — Read a book with feet on the cover (bonus if they are bare).
Murder on the Half Shelf (Booktown Mystery, #6) by Lorna Barrett Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett - Puppy and kitty feet on the cover! - finished Aug. 17

4. August 7 is Friendship Day and the third week of Aug is Friendship Week — Read a book from the shelf of a Goodreads friend.
Ukulele Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #1) by Leslie Langtry Ukulele Murder by Leslie Langtry - finished Aug. 14

5. August 21 is Senior Citizen's Day — Read a book with an older character in it (does not have to be the main character).
The Clue in the Old Album (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #24) by Carolyn Keene The Clue in the Old Album by Carolyn Keene - An elderly woman asks Nancy Drew to find a missing doll with clues provided in an old family photo album - finished Aug. 1


message 47: by Lacey (new)

Lacey (she2beautiful) | 13659 comments Heather L wrote: "Lacey wrote: "I don't think I'll finish this month, especially since I can't seem to find a book with feet on the cover."


I thought that would be one of the easier ones. Remember, it doesn't have..."


Would this work as a book with feet on the cover? I was planning on using it but I want to make sure. Whiskey Sour (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #2) by Liliana Hart


message 48: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments Congratulations Julesy! :)


message 49: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 21207 comments Mod
Congrats, Julesy!

Lacey -- I can see feet, so sure! :D


message 50: by Gary (new)

Gary Sundell | 2273 comments Congrats Julesy...now on the September.


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