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message 1: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (last edited Jul 27, 2016 10:28AM) (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5934 comments Mod
Summer Olympics Mini-Challenge

Time Frame: 01-31 August 2016

All controversies leading up to them notwithstanding, the 2016 Summer Olympics are here. Whether you enjoy watching sports or not, here's another excuse to engage in some competitive reading!

Rules:
* No page limit
* Re-reads are allowed
* You can use the same category several times
* You can change your books, categories and level at any time

Levels of Difficulty:
Easy: 2 books
Medium: 4 books
Hard: 6+ books

Categories:

#1 Location: Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in.

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in.

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".

#4 Disciplines: Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role (e.g. character is an athlete, trainer, sports fan,...).

#5 Olympic Facts: Read a non-fiction book related to the Olympics.

#6 Gimme All The Gold: The most successful Olympic athlete of all time is swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 18 gold medals to date. Read a book that is #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month (any year).


message 2: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (last edited Aug 25, 2016 07:22AM) (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
I'm in!

⚜Foreman Trea’s Summer Olympics Mini-Challenge
Duration: August 1st to August 31st, 2016
Level: Hard (6+ Books)
Read: 6/6

Catagories:
#1 Location:
Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in.

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in.: 1980: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut-8/9/16, 2016: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep-8/5/16, Wrong Question, Right Answer by Elle Casey-8/8/16, Warcraft Official Movie Novelization by Christie Golden-8/25/16

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".

#4 Disciplines: Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role (e.g. character is an athlete, trainer, sports fan,...).: Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb-8/21/16

#5 Olympic Facts: Read a non-fiction book related to the Olympics.

#6 Gimme All The Gold: The most successful Olympic athlete of all time is swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 18 gold metals to date. Read a book that is #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month (any year).: Divided in Death by J.D. Robb-8/4/16


message 3: by Marty (last edited Jul 28, 2016 01:57PM) (new)

Marty (martymill) | 972 comments I'm in too. Medium level please.

#1 Location: Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in.

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in.

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".

#4 Disciplines: Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role (e.g. character is an athlete, trainer, sports fan,...).


message 4: by ❀~Amy~❀ (last edited Aug 31, 2016 02:22PM) (new)

❀~Amy~❀ (ajpayne75) | 578 comments Summer Olympics Mini-Challenge
Level:
Hard (6+ books)

6/6 read

#1 Location: Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in.
London - The Ghost on My Couch ~ 8/5/16 ~ ★★★★
Berlin - Guns n' Boys: He Is Poison ~ 8/9/16 ~ ★
Los Angeles - Good For You ~ 8/11/16 ~ ★★★★

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in.
2016 - Dancing Lessons ~ 8/2/16 ~ ★★1/2

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".
Falling for His Best Friend (Out of Uniform, #2) by Katee Robert ~ 8/6/16 ~ ★★★★
Wand-Losing & Other Things You Shouldn't Be Doing by Gabbo De La Parra ~ 8/10/16 ~ ★★

#4 Disciplines: Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role (e.g. character is an athlete, trainer, sports fan,...).

#5 Olympic Facts: Read a non-fiction book related to the Olympics.

#6 Gimme All The Gold: The most successful Olympic athlete of all time is swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 18 gold medals to date. Read a book that is #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month (any year).


message 5: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (wanna_read_all_the_books) | 128 comments I'm definitely in. I'll be back to fill out my form shortly.


message 6: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 27, 2016 01:36PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2371 comments Summer Olympics Mini Challenge
Begins: 01Aug16 / Ends: 31Aug16


Level: Easy - 2 books

3/2 completed

#1 Location: Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in - Barcelona - Isla and the Happily Ever After ✔ - 27Aug16

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in - 2008 - La's Orchestra Saves the World ✔ - 16Aug16

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".

#4 Disciplines : Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role - cycling - The Double Bind ✔ - 06Aug16

#5 Olympic Facts: Read a non-fiction book related to the Olympics.

#6 Gimme All The Gold: The most successful Olympic athlete of all time is swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 18 gold medals to date. Read a book that is #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month (any year)


message 7: by Kathy (last edited Aug 30, 2016 02:50AM) (new)

Kathy Summer Olympics Mini-Challenge

Time Frame: 01-31 August 2016

All controversies leading up to them notwithstanding, the 2016 Summer Olympics are here. Whether you enjoy watching sports or not, here's another excuse to engage in some competitive reading!

Rules:
* No page limit
* Re-reads are allowed
* You can use the same category several times
* You can change your books, categories and level at any time

Levels of Difficulty:
Easy: 2 books
Medium: 4 books
Hard: 6+ books

Categories:

#1 Location: Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in.
Sydney Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - 8/1

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in.
2016 Dodgers by Bill Beverly - 8/6
2016 A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard - 8/11
2016 The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson - 8/20
2016 Damaged by Lisa Scottoline - 8/28
2016 The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood - 8/30

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".

#4 Disciplines: Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role (e.g. character is an athlete, trainer, sports fan,...).
Gymnast- You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott- 8/18

#5 Olympic Facts: Read a non-fiction book related to the Olympics. - In the Water They Can't See You Cry A Memoir by Amanda Beard by Amanda Beard - 8/22

#6 Gimme All The Gold: The most successful Olympic athlete of all time is swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 18 gold medals to date. Read a book that is #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month (any year).
#18 in series: Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown - 8/13

Completed 9 on 8/30/16


message 8: by JoAnne (last edited Sep 02, 2016 07:44PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2472 comments Summer Olympics Mini-Challenge
Time Frame: 01-31 August 2016
Hard: 6+ books
Read 18 continued this challenge even though I'd already read 6 books! DONE!

Categories:

#1 Location: Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in. Los Angeles - 1932 and 1984
Twin Heirs to His Throne (Billionaires and Babies, #65) by Olivia Gates Twin Heirs to His Throne (Billionaires and Babies #65) by Olivia Gates 8/2/16 4stars

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in.

Her Enemy at the Altar by Virginia Heath Her Enemy at the Altar by Virginia Heath 8/5/16 4stars (August 1, 2016)

The Texas Takedown by Kathryn Brocato The Texas Takedown by Kathryn Brocato 8/7/16 4stars (August 15, 2016)

The Summer of Me by Angela Benson The Summer of Me by Angela Benson 8/8/16 4stars (April 19, 2016)

One Hot Summer (One and Only Texas, #1) by Melissa Cutler One Hot Summer (One and Only Texas #1) by Melissa Cutler 8/15/16 4stars (April 5, 2016)

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson, Sharla Lovelace - 8/16/16 4stars (August 30, 2016)

The Rebel's Return (Red River, #4) by Victoria James The Rebel's Return (Red River, #4) by Victoria James 8/18/16 4stars (August 22, 2016)

Love's New Beginning (Wilderness Hearts Romance #1) by Dorothy Wiley Love's New Beginning (Wilderness Hearts Romance #1) by Dorothy Wiley 8/17/16 5stars (September ??, 2016)

Always a Cowboy (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #2) by Linda Lael Miller Always a Cowboy (The Carsons of Mustang Creek #2) by Linda Lael Miller 8/21/16 4stars (August 30, 2016)

Just For Now (Flirting With Trouble, #3) by Annie Kelly Just For Now (Flirting With Trouble #3) by Annie Kelly 8/29/16 3.5stars (July 19, 2016)

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".
Learning to Ride by Erin Knightley Learning to Ride by Erin Knightley 8/3/16 3.5stars (silver writing for title but doesn't look silver on link - other books does show silver)

#4 Disciplines: Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role (e.g. character is an athlete, trainer, sports fan,...)

A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, #1) by Candis Terry A Better Man (Sunshine Creek Vineyard #1) by Candis Terry 8/5/16 4stars (Jordan - NHL player)

The Girl He Used to Love by Amy Vastine The Girl He Used to Love (Grace Notes Records #1) by Amy Vastine 8/6/16 5stars (Faith trains horses at equine therapy center)

My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge, #2) by Jill Shalvis My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2) by Jill Shalvis 8/9/16 4stars (Hud - head of ski patrol)

Sophie's Path (Shores of Indian Lake) by Catherine Lanigan Sophie's Path (Shores of Indian Lake #6) by Catherine Lanigan 8/11/16 4stars (both Sophie and Jack are runners)

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck 8/13/16 4stars (Tim and his brother do motor cross racing for fun)

The Way Home by Katherine Spencer The Way Home (Angel Island #4) by Katherine Spencer 8/26/16 4stars (Jamie's a baseball fan)

Last Kiss of Summer (Destiny Bay, #1) by Marina Adair Last Kiss of Summer (Destiny Bay #1) by Marina Adair 8/28/16 4stars (Bradley Hawk - former NHL superstar with more than one Stanley Cup)

#5 Olympic Facts: Read a non-fiction book related to the Olympics.

#6 Gimme All The Gold: The most successful Olympic athlete of all time is swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 18 gold medals to date. Read a book that is #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month (any year).


message 9: by VampAmber (last edited Aug 13, 2016 04:01PM) (new)

VampAmber | 445 comments Not much of an Olympics watcher, but I'll try this anyway. ^_^

Summer Olympics Mini-Challenge

Duration: 8/1/16-8/31/16
Level: Medium (4 books)
Progress: 2/4

Categories:

#1 Location: Read a book set in a location Summer Olympics have been held in.

#2 Olympic Year: Read a book published in a year Summer Olympics have been held in.
1960 - To Kill a Mockingbird finished 8/6/16
2000 - The Princess Diaries finished 8/12/16

#3 Medals: Read a book with a cover with gold, silver or bronze on it (writing counts) OR read a book with a title containing one of the words "gold", "silver" or "bronze".

#4 Disciplines: Read a book in which an Olympic discipline plays a role (e.g. character is an athlete, trainer, sports fan,...).

#5 Olympic Facts: Read a non-fiction book related to the Olympics.

#6 Gimme All The Gold: The most successful Olympic athlete of all time is swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 18 gold medals to date. Read a book that is #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month (any year).

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1) by Meg Cabot


message 10: by Jonquil (last edited Aug 15, 2016 09:53AM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments Summer Olympics Mini-Challenge

I love synchronized swimming!

Hard: 6+ books * No page limit * use the same category several times

9/7
DONE

#1 Location: Summer Olympics have been
London The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets 8/2

#2 Olympic Year: published
2016 Allegiances 8/1
2016 Address to Die For 8/1
2016 Shadow Rider 8/13
2016 Illusion Town 8/8
2016 Death By Nail Gun 8/14
2012 Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet 8/6
2004 Generation 18 8/3

#6 Gimme All The Gold: #18 in a series, an author's 18th published work, or was published on the 18th of any month

Mar 18, 2015 The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl 8/11


message 11: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Great challenge, Denise! Thank you.


message 12: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2472 comments Read 18 books on post 9 in 4 of the 6 categories!


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