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*The original version of this challenge was posted by Dawn (Kat N Hat) in November 2012*

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Below are listed 8 holidays that take place between November and February with related reading tasks.

Duration: 3 months from your start date

Choose your level and start reading!

Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday
Level 2: 3-4 tasks per holiday
Level 3: 5 tasks per holiday.

RULES

*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
*Each book may only be used for one task
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on, if you would like to.

*When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please see TLC Standard Challenge Rules for further details.

TASKS

Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover.

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story.
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


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Happy Holidays

Duration: 22/10/16 - 21/1/17
Level: 2

Progress: 37/40
Date completed: 19/1/17


THANKSGIVING (4/5)

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks - James Anderson (4/11/16) - Dinner after the reading of Great Aunt Florrie's will (pg 125)
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
All the Blue-Eyed Angels - Jen Blood (23/10/16) - Maine
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
The Traitor's Mark - D.K. Wilson (16/11/16) - Set in 1543
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.
Rosemary - A Christmas Story - C.N. Williamson (7/12/16) - Hugh goes on a shopping spree to buy gifts for Evelyn & Rosemary

DAY OF THE DEAD (4/5)

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
The Doll Maker - Richard Montanari (29/10/16) - several murders
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
A Poison Tree - John Dolan (1/11/16) - David visits his son's grave
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (27/11/16) - Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
5. Read a book with a voyage.
Mayflower Murders - Carolyn McCray (18/11/16) - 'Mayflower' sails from England to US

HANUKKAH (5/5)

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
In The Blood - Jack Kerley (26/10/16) - Carson Ryder
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner (28/10/16) - Missing, Presumed (DS Manon, #1) by Susie Steiner
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
The Distant Hours - Kate Morton (30/11/16) - The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (16/12/16) - Luther falls off the roof while trying to put up his 'Frosty' decoration
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
Liar Liar - M.J. Arlidge (12/11/16) - Liar Liar (Helen Grace, #4) by M.J. Arlidge

KWANZAA (4/5)

1. Read a book set in Africa.
The Exodus Quest - Will Adams (15/1/17) - Egypt
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
The Winter Wedding - Abby Clements (16/12/16) - wedding dress - The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
Love You Dead - Peter James (10/11/16) - Roy Grace
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Nine Years Gone - Chris Culver (7/11/16) - Nine Years Gone by Chris Culver

CHRISTMAS (5/5)

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
A Wedding at Christmas - Chrissie Manby (14/12/16) - A Wedding at Christmas by Chrissie Manby
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
You And Me, Always - Jill Mansell (11/11/16) - Lily gets a letter from her dead mother on her 25th birthday
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
The Christmas Party - Carole Matthews (4/12/16)
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
The Prisoner's Gold - Chris Kuzneski (6/11/16)
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.
I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge - Daniel Blythe (9/12/16) - I Hate Christmas A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge by Daniel Blythe

BOXING DAY (5/5)

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
Smashed Potatoes and Gravy - Ginny Gold (13/11/16) - free kindle download
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis (4/11/16) - Narnia #7
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
Blacklands - Belinda Bauer (14/11/16) - Character - Steven Lamb
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
The Sacrifice - Peg Brantley (20/11/16) - Hunt for missing girl
5. Read a book with a black cover.
How (Not) to Kiss a Toad - Elizabeth A. Reeves (17/11/16) - How (Not) to Kiss a Toad (Cindy Eller, #1) by Elizabeth A. Reeves

NEW YEAR (5/5)

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
Making Lemonade - Kate Langdon (31/10/16) - Making Lemonade by Kate Langdon
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
Just for Christmas - Scarlett Bailey (8/12/16) - Poldore #1
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux (8/11/16)
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
Every Three Hours - Chris Mooney (25/10/16) - Feb 2016
5. Read a book where a baby is born.
A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas - Rebecca Raisin (3/12/16) - Missy gives birth on Christmas day

VALENTINE'S DAY (5/5)

1. Read a love story.
Pastures New - Julia Williams (6/12/16) - Amy & Ben
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
Step Back In Time - Ali McNamara (22/11/16) - Step Back In Time by Ali McNamara
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
Maximum Ride Forever - James Patterson (3/11/16) - Max is part human, part bird
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (21/12/16)
5. Read a book with a chocolate coloured cover.
Little Girls Lost - Jack Kerley (30/10/16) - Little Girls Lost (Carson Ryder, #6) by Jack Kerley


message 4: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 31, 2016 10:48PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2556 comments Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: October 22, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday

READ: 35/16

Thanksgiving ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
Highland Master - Hannah Howell 10/23
✔3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
I Love This Bar - Carolyn Brown (set in Texas) 12/23
✔4. Read a book with a historical setting.
The Devil Wears Kilts - Suzanne Enoch 10/17
✔5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.
Alien in the Family - Gini Koch (wedding dress shopping) 12/14
Highland Master (Murray Family, #19) by Hannah Howell I Love This Bar (Honky Tonk, #1) by Carolyn Brown The Devil Wears Kilts (Scandalous Highlanders, #1) by Suzanne Enoch Alien in the Family (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #3) by Gini Koch

Day of the Dead ~ COMPLETE!
✔2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
Quicksand - Iris Johansen (serial killer) 10/26
✔3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
Remy - Katy Evans (church visited for the wedding) 12/29
✔4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
The Sleeping Beauty - Mercedes Lackey 10/11
✔5. Read a book with a voyage.
Hide Away - Iris Johansen (Georgia to Scotland) 11/16
Quicksand (Eve Duncan, #8) by Iris Johansen Remy (Real, #3) by Katy Evans The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #5) by Mercedes Lackey Hide Away (Eve Duncan, #20) by Iris Johansen

Chanukah / Hanukkah ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
14th Deadly Sin - James Patterson (#14 in series) 10/7
✔2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
No Ghouls Allowed - Victoria Laurie 11/13
✔3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
The Ghoul Next Door - Victoria Laurie
✔5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
The Lazarus Gate - Mark A. Latham 11/9
14th Deadly Sin (Women’s Murder Club, #14) by James Patterson No Ghouls Allowed (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #9) by Victoria Laurie The Ghoul Next Door (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #8) by Victoria Laurie The Lazarus Gate (The Apollonian Case Files #1) by Mark A. Latham

Kwanzaa ~ COMPLETE!
✔2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
Not Quite a Wife - Mary Jo Putney 10/28
✔3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
Paper, Scissors, Death - Joanna Campbell Slan (Jewish community) 10/30
✔4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
Ghost Story - Jim Butcher (#13 in series) 10/15
✔5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Thirteen - Kelley Armstrong 11/10
Not Quite a Wife (Lost Lords, #6) by Mary Jo Putney Paper, Scissors, Death (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #1) by Joanna Campbell Slan Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong

Christmas ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
Town in a Lobster Stew - B.B. Haywood 11/6
✔3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
Insidious - Catherine Coulter (118 distinct works) 11/7
✔4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor - Lucy CHRIStopher 10/23
✔5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.
Spell Bound - Kelley Armstrong 10/22
Town in a Lobster Stew (A Candy Holliday Mystery, #2) by B.B. Haywood Insidious (FBI Thriller, #20) by Catherine Coulter Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong

Boxing Day ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
The Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler-Olsen (library) 11/19
✔2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one
published.
Deadly Lies - Cynthia Eden (conclusion) 11/27
✔3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
The Rocky Road to Romance - Janet Evanovich (Steven Crow) 12/25
✔4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
The Hunter - Theresa Meyers (hunter of the supernatural) 10/31
✔5. Read a book with a black cover.
Chainsaw Jane - Marie-Jo Fortis 10/21
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen bookcover:Deadly Lies|9314030] The Rocky Road to Romance (Elsie Hawkins #4) by Janet Evanovich The Hunter (The Legend Chronicles, #1) by Theresa Meyers Chainsaw Jane by Marie-Jo Fortis

New Year’s Day ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
The Apple Orchard - Susan Wiggs 12/19
✔2. Read a book in a new to you series.
Tall, Dark & Dead - Tate Hallaway 10/18
✔3. Read a book by a new to you author.
Edge of Midnight - Charlene Weir 10/19
✔4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
Rocked by Love - Christine Warren (pub March 2016) 10/16
✔5. Read a book where a baby is born.
Mine - Katy Evans 11/30
The Apple Orchard (Bella Vista Chronicles, #1) by Susan Wiggs Tall, Dark & Dead (Garnet Lacey, #1) by Tate Hallaway Edge of Midnight (Susan Wren, #7) by Charlene Weir Rocked by Love (Gargoyles, #4) by Christine Warren Mine (Real, #2) by Katy Evans

Valentine’s Day ~ COMPLETE!
✔1. Read a love story.
Fighting to Forget - J.D. Salisbury 10/12
✔2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
Burn for Me - Ilona Andrews 10/30
✔3. Read a book where a character has wings.
Maximum Ride Forever - James Patterson (bird/human mutant) 12/4
✔4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
Love in the Light - Laura Kaye 10/16
✔5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.
Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans - Denise Grover Swank 12/28
Fighting to Forget (Fighting, #3) by J.B. Salsbury Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews Maximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride, #9) by James Patterson Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness, #2) by Laura Kaye Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (Rose Gardner Mystery #6) by Denise Grover Swank

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Joann | 1253 comments Happy Holidays Challenge
October 22, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday to start up to 3/category

Thanksgiving 4 completed
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for. The Pursuit
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served. Give Up the Ghost
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.Deadly Patterns
4. Read a book with a historical setting.India Black and the Widow of Windsor
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead 4 completed
1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot. Diner Knock Out
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited. Coco Pinchard, The Consequences Of Love And Sex
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover. A Robot in the Garden A Novel by Deborah Install
5. Read a book with a voyage. Hollow City

Chanukah / Hanukkah 4 completed
1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books. Turbo Twenty-Three
2. Read a book with a light on the cover. Christmas Letters
3. Read a book with a door on the cover. Orphan Train
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover. The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley

Kwanzaa 4 completed
1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover. India Black (Madam of Espionage, #1) by Carol K. Carr
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own. The Guardian of Secrets and Her Deathly Pact
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published. Armed and Fabulous
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover. Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) by Vicki Delany

Christmas 4 completed
1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise. A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works. P.D. James The Skull Beneath the Skin
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).All Good Deeds
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover. Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans

Boxing Day 4 completed
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free. The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to Send
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling). Charms and Chocolate Chips
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort. Girl, Stolen
5. Read a book with a black cover. The Ocean at the End of the Lane

New Year’s Day 4 completed
1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series. Pies and Prejudice
3. Read a book by a new to you author.The History of Love
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months. Everyone Brave is Forgiven
5. Read a book where a baby is born. The Gravity of Birds

Valentine’s Day 4 completed
1. Read a love story. Christmas Light
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover. A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1) by Darcie Wilde
3. Read a book where a character has wings. Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars. Lilac Girls
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover. Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon, #1) by Nevada Barr


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Welcome Barbara and Joann :)


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Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 551 comments Before 21/1/17 I completed 33 tasks and for almost all holidays level 2 (all but Chanukka - 3/5) - I'm still going to complete the challange :-)

Happy Holidays
Duration:
22/10/16 - 21/1/17
Level: 1 completed / 2 (3-4 tasks per holiday) - I will most likely upgrade later - and aim for Level 3 (3-4 tasks per holiday)!
Progress: 33/40 before 21/1/17

Thanksgiving (5/5)
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
Darm mit Charme Alles über ein unterschätztes Organ by Giulia Enders by Giulia Enders finished after 21/1/17 one of the best Christmas gifts in a long time - I hope it's not her last book
Snowblind (Cherringham, #8) by Matthew Costello Matthew Costello & Neil Richards during this challenge I read books 3 - 8 of the Cherringham series - I'm very thankfull the entire series is available at my online library
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
A Murder in Mount Moriah (A Lindsay Harding Mystery, #1) by Mindy Quigley book 1 of The Mount Moriah Mysteries Box Set Lindsay Harding Books 1, 2 and 3 by Mindy Quigley by Mindy Quigley (funeral feast in a big family)
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
I Can See You (Romantic Suspense, #10; Minneapolis, #1) by Karen Rose by Karen Rose set in Minneapolis
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist by Deeanne Gist historical fiction
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.
The Pursuit (Fox and O'Hare #5) by Janet Evanovich by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg (Nick loves to shop => a big rather unconvtional shopping trip in each of the books in this series)

Day of the Dead (5/5)
1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
The Deceived (L.A.P.D. Special Investigations, #1) by Linda Style by Linda Style set in USA and Costa Rica
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
Das Herz des Mörders (In Death, #17) by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb Dallas is after a serial killer who's killings mimic the biggest historical serial killers
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
Last Train to London (Cherringham, #5) by Matthew Costello by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
Feuer (Romantic Suspense #11) by Karen Rose by Karen Rose Stich ins Herz (In Death, #21) by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb
5. Read a book with a voyage.
Whispers from the Shadows (The Culper Ring, #2) by Roseanna M. White by Roseanna M. White finished after 21/1/17 (I have another two books finished before 21/1/17 - but I liked this one most - Gwyneth was sent by her father from London to Baltimore) Fairchild's Lady (The Culper Ring, #1.5) by Roseanna M. White by Roseanna M. White (Isaak Fairchild goes to France to bring a friend's family back home to England before the French Revolution starts)

Chanukah / Hanukkah (3/5)
1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
Todesbräute by Karen Rose by Karen Rose (Romantic Suspense #8) so far 18 books in the series :-)
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
Der Hauch des Bösen by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight. Das Gesicht des Drachen
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
Dark Waters (Barkley Sound, #2) by Toni Anderson by Toni Anderson (more than 60% blue) The Dead of Winter by Jennifer Welsh by Jennifer Welsh (82.9 % blue)

Kwanzaa (5/5)
1. Read a book set in Africa.
Defender (Intrepid #1) by Chris Allen by Chris Allen (Malfajiri - fictional West Africa & South Africa - among other countries)
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
Married for Christmas (Willow Park, #1) by Noelle Adams by Noelle Adams
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
The End of Me (The Single Lady Spy, #1) by Tara Brown by Tara Brown (1. inteligence community & 2. hidden undergroud community of scientist and former intelligence community members)
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
Did You Miss Me? (Romantic Suspense, #14; Baltimore, #3) by Karen Rose by Karen Rose (so far 18 books in series)
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Cold in the Shadows (Cold Justice, #5) by Toni Anderson by Toni Anderson (80.2% green) The Quinoa Master Cookbook Delicious Everyday Quinoa Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle & Weight Loss by Melanie Groth by Melanie Groth (59.2% green)

Christmas (5/5)
1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
Murder by Moonlight (Cherringham, #3) by Matthew Costello by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards a Christmas cozy-mystery ;-)
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
Ein gefährliches Geschenk by Nora Roberts by Nora Roberts & J.D. Robb more than 200 books :-)
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
Christmas Surprise (Billionaire Christmas Story, #1) by Violet Walker by Violet Walker Krista Halloway (Krista as a girls' name is pronounced KRISS-tah. It is of Czechoslovakian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Krista is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christine. Also a variant spelling of Christa. See also Christy. www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Krista)
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.
Todesspiele (Daniel Vartanian #3) by Karen Rose by Karen Rose

Boxing Day (4/5)
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
Fairchild's Lady (The Culper Ring, #1.5) by Roseanna M. White by Roseanna M. White
The Wet Job (Agent of Influence) by Russell Hamilton by Russell Hamilton
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published. Circle of Spies
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
52 Steps To Murder (Dekker Cozy Mystery #1) by Steve Demaree by Steve Demaree
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
Watch Your Back (Romantic Suspense, #15; Baltimore, #4) by Karen Rose by Karen Rose (Stevie is hunted by a killer while investigating the crimes of her ex-parter, a corrupt police officer)
5. Read a book with a black cover.
Im Bruchteil der Sekunde by David Baldacci David Baldacci (75% black)

New Year’s Day (4/5)
1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
Cost of Life A Thriller by Joshua Corin by Joshua Corin (Xanadu Marx #1)
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer by A.W. Tozer (new author & 5* book)
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
Don't Mean a Thing (Got That Swing, #1) by Renee Conoulty by Renee Conoulty published 11/2/16
5. Read a book where a baby is born.
The Gift by Joanne Clancy by Joanne Clancy great Christmas mystery - short-story In Liebe und Tod by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb

Valentine’s Day (4/5)
1. Read a love story.
The Right Wrong Number by Barbara Delinsky by Barbara Delinsky
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
Once Upon A Christmas by Lisa Plumley by Lisa Plumley (all 3 novellas)
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
Allwissend (Kathryn Dance, #2) by Jeffery Deaver by Jeffery Deaver
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.
Im Tod vereint by J.D. Robb by J.D. Robb


message 8: by Barb (last edited Dec 20, 2016 09:42AM) (new)

Barb | 943 comments HAPPY HOLIDAYS, 11/1/16 - 1/31/17
LEVEL 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday


THANKSGIVING
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for
author Jenn McKinlayVanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery #8), finished 12/16 ★★★★
She is one of my favorite authors
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada
Rotten to the Core (Orchard #2), by Sheila Connolly, finished 11/14 ★★★★
set in Massachusetts
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.


DAY OF THE DEAD
1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
The Year That Everything Changed, by Georgia Bockoven, finished 12/6 ★★★.5
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
Crepe Factor (Scrapbooking #14), by Laura Childs, finished 11/1 ★★★★
both!
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.


CHANUKAH / HANUKKAH
1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books
Thread on Arrival (Embroidery #5), by Amanda Lee, finished 12/11 ★★★.5
10 books and counting
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.

5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow #10), by Donna Andrews, finished 12/20 ★★★★
Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow, #10) by Donna Andrews

KWANZAA
1. Read a book set in Africa

Precious and Grace (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17), by Alexander McCall Smith, finished 11/5 ★★★★
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own
Q&A, by Vikas Swarup, finished 11/9 ★★★.5
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.


CHRISTMAS
1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.

3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
No Man's Land (John Puller #4), by David Baldacci, finished 12/2 ★★★★.5
GR shows 105 distinct works
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling)
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover
Cover Story (Ashton Corners #3), by Erika Chase, finished 11/18 ★★★.5
Cover Story (Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery, #3) by Erika Chase

BOXING DAY
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published
Better Late Than Never (Library Lovers #7), by Jenn McKinlay, finished 11/20 ★★★★
most recent book in series, publ 11/1/16
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling)
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson, finished 11/11 ★★★★
Uboats hunting enemy ships
5. Read a book with a black cover.

NEW YEAR'S DAY
1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series
Plaid and Plagiarism (Highland Bookshop #1), by Molly MacRae, finished 11/21 ★★★3.
3. Read a book by a new to you author
author Susan OliverOnce Upon a Gulf Coast Summer, finished 11/2 ★★.5
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.


VALENTINE'S DAY
1. Read a love story
Angelina's Bachelors, by Brian O'Reilly, finished 11/25 ★★★.5
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes (Adams Grove #3), by Nancy Naigle, finished 12/3 ★★★★
Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes (Adams Grove, #3) by Nancy Naigle
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/20/16 *****


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Welcome Agnieszka and Barb :)


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Creative Caprice | 103 comments Happy Holidays:
Duration: Oct 23/16-Jan 22/17
Level 1 1-2 Tasks per holiday (might upgrade)
Completed: 0/8-16


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Welcome to the challenge Creative Caprice!


message 12: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Jan 08, 2017 03:58PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 179 comments Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada. Hungry for You, lynsay sands...12.19.2016
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot. Trick or Deceit, shelley freydont...12.11.2016
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books. Royal Flush, rhys bowen...12.21.2016
2. Read a book with a light on the cover. The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer, krista davis...11.06.2016
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight. Oh Say Can You Fudge, nancy coco...11.05.2016
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover. Bitterblue, kristin cashore...11.02.2016

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published. Chamomile Mourning, laura childs...11.13.2016
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise. Town in a Sweet Pickle, b.b. haywood...01.08.2017
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover.

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story.
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


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Welcome Sallie :)


message 14: by Marcella (last edited Nov 26, 2016 12:34PM) (new)

Marcella (sassymarcii) | 51 comments Start Date: 10.23.16
COMPLETED: 11.16.16
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday

Thanksgiving:
1) Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre - 10.26.16
2) Death Trap by M. William Phelps - 11.26.16

Day of the Dead:
1) Bye Bye, Baby (Nathan Heller, #15) by Max Allan Collins - 10.24.16
2) Political Suicide (Dr. Lou Welcome, #2) by Michael Palmer - 11.2.16

Chanukah/Hanukkah:
1) Ever After (Once Upon, #2) by Nora Roberts - 10.24.16
2) Ruin (Ruin, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken - 11.4.16

Kwanza:
1) Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley - 10.31.16
2) Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs - 11.1.16

Christmas:
1) Say Goodbye (Quincy & Rainie, #6) by Lisa Gardner - 11.7.16
2) Darkness by Karen Robards - 11.13.16

Boxing Day:
1) Dirty Secrets by Lucia Jordan - 11.3.16
2) If I Can't Have You Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen - 11.10.16

New Years Eve:
1) The Lost Hero The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan - 11.4.16
2) For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu - 11.20.16

Valentines Day:
1) Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs - 11.11.16
2) F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher - 11.13.16


message 15: by Deanne (last edited Dec 04, 2016 05:32PM) (new)

Deanne Patterson (cnnamongirlaolcom) | 38 comments Started 10-23-16
Below are listed 8 holidays that take place between November and February with related reading tasks.

Choose your level and start reading!

Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday
Level 2: 3-4 tasks per holiday
Level 3: 5 tasks per holiday.


**Each book may only be used for one task**

All genres/formats are OK. Re-reads are allowed. No page minimum.

Duration: 3 months from your start date

Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on. And don't forget to tell us when you're done so we can award you your Hall of Fame badge!


Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served. Christmas at Barncastle Inn by Susan Page Davis
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot. Mystery at the Inn (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn, #19) by Carolyne Aarsen

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited. Amish Promises (Neighbors of Lancaster County, #1) by Leslie Gould
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover. Grace in Autumn (Heavenly Daze, #2) by Lori Copeland
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover. An Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own. Harvest of Blessings by Charlotte Hubbard
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published. Back Home Again (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn, #1) by Melody Carlson
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise. Massachusetts Brides by Lisa Harris
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works. Her Holiday Family (Kirkwood Lake, #5) by Ruth Logan Herne
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover.

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series. Before the Dawn (Home to Heather Creek #1) by Carolyne Aarsen
3. Read a book by a new to you author. Golden State Brides by Keli Gwyn
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months. The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere
5. Read a book where a baby is born. Called to Be Amish My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order by Marlene C. Miller

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story. A Hopeful Heart (Heart of the Prairie #5) by Kim Vogel Sawyer
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover. A Pony Express Christmas by Rhonda Gibson
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars. Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


message 16: by Beth (last edited Jan 05, 2017 05:46PM) (new)

Beth | 182 comments Happy Holidays
November 2016 - January 2017

Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday

16/16 completed

Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
Negotiating with the Dead by Margaret Atwood - 12/13 ★★★
2. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock - 12/7 ★★★★

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock Negotiating with the Dead by Margaret Atwood

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving - 12/28 ★★★★
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway - 11/8 ★★★★

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book with a door on the cover.
The Way Forward by Jill Bisker - 12/16 ★★★★
2. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
PopCo by Scarlett Thomas - 11/1 ★★★★★

PopCo by Scarlett Thomas The Way Forward (The Ghostly Way Book 2) by Jill Bisker

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor - 1/5 ★★★
2. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell - 12/30 ★★★★

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Christmas

1. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
Confessions of a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick - 11/22 ★★★
2. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name.
Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie - 12/10 ★★★★

Confessions of a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
We Are Water by Wally Lamb - 12/4 ★★★★★
2. Read a book with a black cover.
Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong - 1/3 ★★★

We Are Water by Wally Lamb Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book in a new to you series.
Neuromancer by William Gibson (Sprawl, #1) - 11/14 ★★★
2. Read a book by a new to you author.
Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle - 11/5 ★★★★

Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle Neuromancer by William Gibson

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a book where a character has wings.
Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh - 11/27 ★★★★
2. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle - 11/11 ★★★★★

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9) by Nalini Singh


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Welcome Marcella, Deanne and Beth :)


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Deanne Patterson (cnnamongirlaolcom) | 38 comments Thank you. Looking forward to lots of reading and fun! :)


message 19: by Elaine (last edited Nov 20, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Elaine Happy Holidays Challenge

Challenge Accepted: October 29, 2016
Challenge Completed: November 20, 2016

Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday

Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada. Work in Progress 11-18-16
4. Read a book with a historical setting. Someone to Watch Over Me 11-1-16
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot. Storm Front 11-6-16
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited. Sinner's Gin 11-19-16
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books. Big Bad Wolf 11-8-16
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover. Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here 11-12-16

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover. Dance with Deception 11-11-16
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published. Tiger Magic 11-4-16
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works. Naked in Death 11-7-16
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover. Show No Mercy 11-12-16

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free. Dare to Believe 11-13-16
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover. A Selfless Man 11-6-16

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series. One Bite With A Stranger 11-5-16
3. Read a book by a new to you author. Dangerous Kisses by Trish Milburn 11-11-16
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story.
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover. Healing Hunter's Heart 11-17-16
3. Read a book where a character has wings. Dragon Bound 11-1-16
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


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Welcome to the challenge Elaine :)


message 21: by Someoneyouknow (last edited Jan 25, 2017 02:12PM) (new)

Someoneyouknow | 175 comments Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: October 30, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday

READ: 8/8


Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada - The Best American Short Stories 2000 edited by E.L. Doctorow - 11/01/17
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot - The Train Was on Time by Heinrich Böll - 25/11/16
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover - Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome - 25/01/17
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote - 24/12/16
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works - The Veiled Lady: Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie - 09/11/16
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover - Children Are Civilians Too by Heinrich Böll - 03/12/16
Children Are Civilians Too by Heinrich Böll

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
3. Read a book by a new to you author - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - 22/12/16
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story.
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars - Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich - 07/11/16
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


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Welcome Someoneyouknow!


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☘KathyD☘ | 28 comments i'm in!


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Welcome Kathy :)


message 25: by Katherine (last edited Nov 10, 2016 03:20AM) (new)

Katherine | 220 comments ★✩★✩★✩★✩★ Happy Holidays ★✩★✩★✩★✩★ November 2016 - January 2017
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday
Read: 16/16

Thanksgiving
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for. The Hobbit 11/11/16
4. Read a book with a historical setting. Stormbringers 8/11/16

Day of the Dead
Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot. Croc's Return 4/11/16
Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited. Blood Beast 8/11/16

Chanukah / Hanukkah
Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books. Violet: Bride of North Dakota 10/11/16
Read a book with a blue or white cover. Avion 4/11/16

Kwanzaa
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.The Grimm Prequels Book 5: 4/11/16
Read a book with a red, black or green cover. Slawter 4/11/16

Christmas
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works. Bec 8/11/16
5. Read a book with a mostly red cover. Panther's Claim 7/11/16

Boxing Day
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free. Brody's Ghost Volume 4 4/11/16
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published. Loving Deviant 11/11/16

New Year’s Day
2. Read a book in a new to you series. His Hired Girlfriend 7/11/16
3. Read a book by a new to you author: Bad Hair Day 3/11/16

Valentine’s Day
1. Read a love story: When a Beta Roars 4/11/16
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 2: Squirrel You Know It's True 5/11/16

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 2 Squirrel You Know It's True by Ryan North Croc's Return (Bitten Point, #1) by Eve Langlais Avion (Cyborgs More Than Machines, #7) by Eve Langlais The Grimm Prequels Book 5 (Prequels 19-24) by Cameron Jace Slawter (The Demonata, #3) by Darren Shan When a Beta Roars (A Lion's Pride, #2) by Eve Langlais Bad Hair Day (Whatever After, #5) by Sarah Mlynowski Brody's Ghost Volume 4 by Mark Crilley Blood Beast (The Demonata, #5) by Darren Shan Bec (The Demonata, #4) by Darren Shan The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Stormbringers (Order of Darkness, #2) by Philippa Gregory Panther's Claim (Bitten Point #2) by Eve Langlais His Hired Girlfriend (Kiwi Bride Series Book One) by Alexia Praks Violet Bride of North Dakota (American Mail-Order Bride #39) by Heather Horrocks Loving Deviant (Cyborg Seduction, #9) by Laurann Dohner


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Welcome to the challenge Katherine :)


message 27: by Connie N. (last edited Jan 15, 2017 10:04AM) (new)

Connie N. | 3290 comments Happy Holidays
Timeframe: 11/1/16 to 1/31/17
16/16 - 2 tasks per holiday

Thanksgiving
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.

3. Set in the US - New Hampshire - Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey - 11/15/16 ♥♥♥♥
4. Historical setting - 1700’s - Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt - 11/1/16 ♥♥♥♥
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1) by Shannon Stacey Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Day of the Dead
1. Set in Mexico - Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad - 12/31/16 ♥♥♥♥
Jane heads to Cabo to get away from the paparazzi.
2. Death plays a part in the plot - Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb - 11/13/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.


Sweet Little Lies (L.A. Candy, #2) by Lauren Conrad Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) by J.D. Robb

Chanukah / Hanukkah
1. Part of series with at least 8 books - Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy - 11/30/16 ♥♥♥♥ (Fast Track)
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.

5. Blue cover - The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand - 11/18/16 ♥♥♥♥

Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1) by Erin McCarthy The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

Kwanzaa
1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.

3. About a different community or culture from your own - Paris vs USA - Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes - 11/21/16 ♥♥♥♥
4. Series that has at least 7 books published - 20 and counting - Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery - 11/7/16 ♥♥♥♥
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, #1) by Susan Mallery

Christmas
1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.

3. Author with at least 25 published works – You've Been Warned by James Patterson - 11/9/16 ♥♥♥♥
4. Author has Chris as part of their name - Author Agatha Christie - Hallowe'en Party - 11/3/16 ♥♥♥
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.

You've Been Warned by James Patterson Hallowe'en Party (Hercule Poirot, #36) by Agatha Christie

Boxing Day
1. Got for free – Library book - Hope Burns by Jaci Burton - 11/19/16 ♥♥♥♥
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).

4. Where there is a hunt of some sort. - UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn - 11/6/16 ♥♥♥
Mina must hunt for The Story to help her survive the tale and the curse.
5.Read a book with a black cover.

Hope Burns (Hope #3) by Jaci Burton UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1) by Chanda Hahn

New Year’s Day
1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. New to you series - Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern - 11/11/16 ♥♥♥ (#1 Anna Bloom)
3. New to you author - The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine - 11/29/16 ♥♥♥♥
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.


Get Well Soon (Anna Bloom, #1) by Julie Halpern The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine

Valentine’s Day
1. Love story - Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery - 12/4/16 ♥♥♥
2. Couple on the cover - Hard Evidence by Pamela Clare - 12/2/16 ♥♥♥
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


Almost Perfect (Fool's Gold, #2) by Susan Mallery Hard Evidence (I-Team, #2) by Pamela Clare

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/31/16*****


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JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1106 comments 11/1/16 - 1/31/17 Not sure what level I'll do
Read 39/40
Level 3: 5 tasks per holiday Done - only missed one!

Thanksgiving Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
The Matchmakers by Janet Dailey The Matchmakers (Americana #8) by Janet Dailey 12/13/16 3stars (Janet Dailey - love her Calder series)
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
Wind River Rancher (Wind River Valley, #2) by Lindsay McKenna Wind River Rancher (Wind River Valley #2) by Lindsay McKenna 12/27/16 4.5stars (Shay and her 4 wranglers that live and work on her ranch - all veterans with PTSD include her - eat meals together)
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
Mountain Men Brothers Dupree by Tara Nina Mountain Men: Brothers Dupree by Tara Nina 12/4/16 4stars (Montana)
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
Going My Way by Janet Dailey Going My Way by Janet Dailey 12/31/16 3stars (Kona Winds - lots of visits to museums in Honolulu; mention Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian Royalty, etc)
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.
The Mating Season by Laurie Horowitz The Mating Season by Laurie Horowitz, James Patterson 11/6/16 4stars (Riggs takes Sophie shopping in Egypt; her mom in LA)

Day of the Dead Read 4/??
1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
Family Tree by Susan Wiggs Family Tree by Susan Wiggs 11/10/16 4stars (Annie's Gran dies)
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
The Portrait by Geraldine Solon The Portrait by Geraldine Solon 11/2/16 3stars (cemetery)
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
The Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney The Scottish Duke (Duke Trilogy #1) by Karen Ranney 11/26/16 4stars
5. Read a book with a voyage.
Ellis Island (Ellis Island, #1) by Kate Kerrigan Ellis Island (Ellis Island, #1) by Kate Kerrigan 12/21/16 3stars (from Ireland to Ellis Island in NY and back again 3 years later)

Chanukah / Hanukkah Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
BREAKING AMISH Tradition (9 Sweet Clean Amish Romance stories) by Sandra Becker BREAKING AMISH Tradition (9 Sweet Clean Amish Romance stories) by Sandra Becker 12/10/16 4stars (9 books - boxed set)
2. Read a book with a light on the cover. (wrong edition but correct cover for the challenges)
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 12/17/16 4stars (lighthouse)
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
Wrong Brother, Right Match (Anyone But You #3) by Jennifer Shirk Wrong Brother, Right Match (Anyone But You #3) by Jennifer Shirk 12/1/16 4stars
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
In a Ranger's Arms (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #1) by Donna Michaels In a Ranger's Arms (The Men of At Ease Ranch, #1) by Donna Michaels 11/29/16 5stars (Stone takes Jovy out to see a Texas sunset and it only gets better after that)
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
The CEO's Seduction (Hamilton Family, #1) by Diane Alberts The CEO's Seduction (Hamilton Family, #1) by Diane Alberts 12/9/16 4stars

Kwanzaa Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Read a book set in Africa.
The Christmas Surprise by Jenny Colgan The Christmas Surprise (Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop #3) by Jenny Colgan 12/3/16 3.5stars
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
Fiance by Fate (Anyone But You, #1) by Jennifer Shirk Fiance by Fate (Anyone But You, #1) by Jennifer Shirk 1/3/17 4stars
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
Lord of the High Lonesome (Americana North Dakota) by Janet Dailey Lord Of The High Lonesome (North Dakota, Americana, # 34 )
by Janet Dailey 12/14/16 3stars (ranch life with cowboys and horses - I live in suburbia in CT)
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
Christmas in Destiny (Destiny, #7) by Toni Blake Christmas in Destiny (Destiny, #7) by Toni Blake 11/24/16 4stars
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Ruled (Outlaws, #3) by Elle Kennedy Ruled (Outlaws #3) by Elle Kennedy 11/15/16 3stars

Christmas Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber 11/5/16 4stars (pines/Christmas tree)
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
Titus Returns(Wells Landing #5) by Amy Lillard 12/30/16 5stars (Abbie's)
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
The Holiday Gift / A Cold Creek Noel by RaeAnne Thayne The Holiday Gift by RaeAnne Thayne 11/1/16 4stars (141 books so far)
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
Miles to Go (The Walk, #2) by Richard Paul Evans Miles to Go (The Walk #2) by Evans, Richard Paul 12/31/16 5stars (Christine - Angel's neighbor)
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.
Searching For Santa by Janet Dailey Searching For Santa by Janet Dailey 12/11/16 3stars (red)

Boxing Day Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
Single by Christmas by Rosa Temple Single by Christmas by Rosa Temple 11/13/16 3.5stars (copy to review)
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
The Bluebird (Wings of the West #5) by Kristy McCaffrey The Bluebird (Wings of the West #5) by Kristy McCaffrey 11/27/16 5stars (last book in the series)
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
Millionaire Under the Mistletoe by Stefanie London Millionaire Under the Mistletoe by Stefanie London 11/12/16 4stars
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans The Mistletoe Secret (Mistletoe Collection) by Richard Paul Evans 11/20/16 4stars (Alex is hunting for the blogger LBH)
5. Read a book with a black cover.
Killing Lincoln The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard 12/7/16 5stars

New Year’s Day Read 5/5 DONE!
1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
Wild and Wonderful by Janet Dailey Wild and Wonderful (Americana #48) by Janet Dailey 12/18/16 3stars (wine; scotch - Glenna and Jett)
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
Nic (Rossi Brothers, #2) by J.M. Stewart Nic (Rossi Brothers #2) by J.M. Stewart 11/19/16 4stars
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
It's Been You by Rina Gray It's Been You (Crush on You #2) by Rina Gray 11/5/16 4stars
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
Sacking the Quarterback by Samantha Towle Sacking the Quarterback by Samantha Towle, James Patterson (foreward) 11/5/16 3.5stars (September 6, 2016)
5. Read a book where a baby is born.
Maybe This Time (Colorado Ice, #1) by Jennifer Snow Maybe This Time (Colorado Ice #2) by Jennifer Snow 11/20/16 4stars (Becky's daughter)

Valentine’s Day Read 5/5
1. Read a love story.
Beauty and the Billionaire The Wedding (Billionaire Boys Club #6.5) by Jessica Clare Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding (Billionaire Boys Club #6.5) by Jessica Clare 11/12/16 4stars (Gretchen and Hunter)
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
A Soldier's Second Chance by Lynne Marshall A Soldier's Second Chance by Lynne Marshall 11/16/16 4stars (Beck and January)
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
Miss Bradshaw's Bought Betrothal by Virginia Heath Miss Bradshaw's Bought Betrothal by Virginia Heath 1/13/17 4stars (Olivia - Finn's dead wife and the butterflies that are a sign)
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
The Christmas Promise (The McClendon Holiday Series) by Sean D. Young The Christmas Promise (The McClendon Holiday Series #2) by Sean D. Young 11/6/16 5stars
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.
The River Swimmer Novellas by Jim Harrison The River Swimmer: Novellas by Jim Harrison 12/31/16 3stars (mainly light brown - milk chocolate)


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JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1106 comments Barbara ★ wrote: "Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: November 22, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday

READ: 0/16

Thanksgiving


That's only 2 months
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book w..."



message 30: by Cheryl (last edited Jan 23, 2017 04:37PM) (new)

Cheryl La Pa (cheryllp) | 120 comments Finished!

Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Level 2: 3 tasks per holiday

READ: 24/24

Thanksgiving
√1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for. 
Keystone by Dannika Dark 21 Jan
√2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
Winter Moon 3 Dec
√4. Read a book with a historical setting.
From Sand and Ash 5 Dec

Day of the Dead
√2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
All In 25 Nov
√3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited. 
The Undying King 5 Jan
√5. Read a book with a voyage.
Six of Crows 30 Nov

Chanukah / Hanukkah
√1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books. Rock Chick 2 Dec
√2. Read a book with a light on the cover. 
A Promise of Fire 24 Dec
√5. Read a book with a blue cover.
The Circle Gathers 7 Dec
The Circle Gathers (Veil Knights, # 1) by Rowan Casey

Kwanzaa
√2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
Dark Tempest 28 Dec
Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy #2) by Annette Marie
√4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
√5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Breath of Fire 12 Jan
Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #2) by Amanda Bouchet

Christmas 8 Jan
√1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise. The Gift 18 Dec
The Gift (Mageri #5.5) by Dannika Dark
√2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
Siege and Storm 18 Nov
√3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works. 
Spider's Bite 2 Jan

Boxing Day
√1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
Justice Ascending 14 Jan (ARC)
√2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
A Million Worlds with You 7 Nov
√5. Read a book with a black cover.
Born Sinner 13 Nov
Born Sinner (Se7en Sinners, #1) by S.L. Jennings

New Year’s Day
√2. Read a book in a new to you series.
Shadow and Bone 15 Nov
√3. Read a book by a new to you author.
Punk 57 31 Dec
√4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
Crooked Kingdom 14 Dec

Valentine’s Day
√1. Read a love story.
Ever the Hunted 16 Dec
√3. Read a book where a character has wings.
Ruin and Rising 22 Nov
√4. Read a book you gave 5 stars. 
Graceling 4 Jan

A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3) by Claudia Gray Born Sinner (Se7en Sinners, #1) by S.L. Jennings Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) by Leigh Bardugo All In (Full Tilt, #2) by Emma Scott Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Rock Chick (Rock Chick, #1) by Kristen Ashley Winter Moon (Seven, #7.5) by Dannika Dark From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon The Circle Gathers (Veil Knights, # 1) by Rowan Casey Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo The Gift (Mageri #5.5) by Dannika Dark Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms, #1) by Erin Summerill A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy #2) by Annette Marie Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep The Undying King by Grace Draven Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11) by Darynda Jones Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore Breath of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #2) by Amanda Bouchet Justice Ascending (The Scorpius Syndrome, #3) by Rebecca Zanetti Keystone (Crossbreed #1) by Dannika Dark


message 31: by Marla (last edited Dec 23, 2016 08:14PM) (new)

 Marla | 1282 comments Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: 11/1/16 - 1/31/16
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday
Progress:
Tasks: 21 of 16
Books: 8 of 8
Completed: 12/13/16

Thanksgiving
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.

3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas (11/9/16)

Day of the Dead
1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.

4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (12/13/16)

Chanukah / Hanukkah
1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.

The Starriest Summer (The Cycle of the Six Moons, #1) by Adelle Yeung by Adelle Yeung (11/22/16)

Kwanzaa
1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.

5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (Agatha Raisin, #9) by M.C. Beaton by M.C. Beaton (11/16/16)

Christmas
1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.

4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.
Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill (11/29/16)

Boxing Day
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series,
or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover.
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead by Richelle Mead (11/14/16) - Bloodlines #6

New Year’s Day
1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
3. Read a book by a new to you author.

4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.
Speak No Evil (No Evil Trilogy, #1) by Allison Brennan by Allison Brennan (11/12/16)

Valentine’s Day
1. Read a love story. ~ love story but not a romance :D
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.

5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.
Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card (12/5/16)


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Welcome Connie, JoAnne, Cheryl and Marla!


message 33: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Jan 31, 2017 01:27PM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 456 comments BFTP: Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: 11/1/16 - 1/31/17
Level: 2 (3-4 tasks per holiday) - 24/24


Thanksgiving
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
The Lost Slipper by Alexa Riley 11/30/16
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland 1/9/17
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
Nero's Fiddle by A.W. Exley 11/16/16

Day of the Dead
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks 12/4/16
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead 12/22/16
5. Read a book with a voyage.
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook 12/28/16

Chanukah / Hanukkah
1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher 11/11/16
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
Flip That Haunted House (Haunted Renovation Mystery, #1) by Rose Pressey by Rose Pressey 12/9/16
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
Father Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5) by J.R. Ward by J.R. Ward 12/30/16

Kwanzaa
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
What's a Ghoul to Do? (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #1) by Victoria Laurie by Victoria Laurie 1/2/17
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle 11/21/16
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner by James Dashner 11/9/16

Christmas
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
Quarantined by Joe McKinney 12/13/16
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs 12/31/16
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews by Ilona Andrews 1/5/17

Boxing Day
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
Doctor, Doctor by Selena Kitt 1/13/17
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series
Moseh's Staff by A.W. Exley 12/15/16
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames 1/14/17

New Year’s Day
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
Zomblog by T.W. Brown 12/31/16
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
My Hawaiian Vacation by Abby Fox 12/7/16
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
Finding Snow by Alexa Riley 12/19/16

Valentine’s Day
1. Read a love story.
Beauty Sleeps by Alexa Riley 11/17/16
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
Riding Red (Fairytale Shifter, #1) by Alexa Riley by Alexa Riley 11/10/16
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien 1/31/17



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Welcome to the challenge Sunshine :)


message 35: by Kelsi (last edited Dec 21, 2016 11:35AM) (new)

Kelsi | 83 comments Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: 11/1/16-1/31/17
Level: 1 (1-2 tasks per holiday)
Completed: 8/8


Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (11/2/16)
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
The Road (11/4/16)
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
The Skystone 9 books in series (11/23/16)
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
The Kite Runner (12/6/16)
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (12/12/16)
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
The Way the Crow Flies (11/28/16)
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover.

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (11/5/16)
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story.
The Bronze Horseman (11/12/16)
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


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Welcome Kelsi :)


message 37: by Melike (last edited Jan 31, 2017 04:29PM) (new)

Melike | 56 comments Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: 11/10/16-2/10/17
Level: 2 (3-4 tasks per holiday)
Completed:

Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for. Pierce Brown Morning Star (Red Rising, #3) by Pierce Brown 12/24/16
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada. Another Brooklyn finished 12/30/16
4. Read a book with a historical setting. The Crystal Cave ( arturian legend) finished 11/17/16
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot. Housekeeping finished 11/12/16
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited. World Without End finished 11/29/16
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover. The Scavenger's Daughters
5. Read a book with a voyage. Dune

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 1/19/17
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.The Bird and the Sword
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover. Heartless Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own. A Thousand Splendid Suns set in Afghanistan. finished 11/25/16
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published. Christmas in Cedar Cove: 5-B Poppy Lane\A Cedar Cove Christmas
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown finished 11/22/16

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise. A Cold Creek Christmas Story (Cowboys of Cold Creek, #14) by RaeAnne Thayne 12/21/16
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works. Small Great Things Jodi Picoult
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch finished 11/16/16

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free. Everything, Everything free library ebook, finished 12/29/16
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published. The Trespasser
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover. The Archived (The Archived, #1) by Victoria Schwab finished 12/1/16

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking. Christmas Confessions & Cocktails 12/23/16
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
3. Read a book by a new to you author. Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five finished 12/12/16
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months. Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe published in sep 2016 finished 12/10/16
5. Read a book where a baby is born.

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story.The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi finished 11/22/16
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover. Unexpected Gifts (Castle Mountain Lodge, #1) by Elena Aitken finished 12/20/16
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars. Golden Son
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


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Welcome to the challenge Melike :)


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Update to post #3.

Completed level 1 (2 per category) a lot quicker than I expected, so I'm going to keep going and see if I can get the next level :)


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Elaine Challenge completed in Message 19!


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Congratulations Elaine! I'll get your badge posted in the Hall of Fame soon :)


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Marcella (sassymarcii) | 51 comments Completed!


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Well done Marcella :)


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Barb | 943 comments Finished, thanks for the fun challenge!


HAPPY HOLIDAYS, 11/1/16 - 1/31/17
LEVEL 1: 1-2 tasks per holiday


THANKSGIVING
1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for
author Jenn McKinlayVanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery #8), finished 12/16 ★★★★
She is one of my favorite authors
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada
Rotten to the Core (Orchard #2), by Sheila Connolly, finished 11/14 ★★★★
set in Massachusetts
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.


DAY OF THE DEAD
1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
The Year That Everything Changed, by Georgia Bockoven, finished 12/6 ★★★.5
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
Crepe Factor (Scrapbooking #14), by Laura Childs, finished 11/1 ★★★★
both!
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.


CHANUKAH / HANUKKAH
1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books
Thread on Arrival (Embroidery #5), by Amanda Lee, finished 12/11 ★★★.5
10 books and counting
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.

5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.
Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow #10), by Donna Andrews, finished 12/20 ★★★★
Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow, #10) by Donna Andrews

KWANZAA
1. Read a book set in Africa

Precious and Grace (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17), by Alexander McCall Smith, finished 11/5 ★★★★
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own
Q&A, by Vikas Swarup, finished 11/9 ★★★.5
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.


CHRISTMAS
1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.

3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
No Man's Land (John Puller #4), by David Baldacci, finished 12/2 ★★★★.5
GR shows 105 distinct works
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling)
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover
Cover Story (Ashton Corners #3), by Erika Chase, finished 11/18 ★★★.5
Cover Story (Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery, #3) by Erika Chase

BOXING DAY
1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published
Better Late Than Never (Library Lovers #7), by Jenn McKinlay, finished 11/20 ★★★★
most recent book in series, publ 11/1/16
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling)
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson, finished 11/11 ★★★★
Uboats hunting enemy ships
5. Read a book with a black cover.

NEW YEAR'S DAY
1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series
Plaid and Plagiarism (Highland Bookshop #1), by Molly MacRae, finished 11/21 ★★★3.
3. Read a book by a new to you author
author Susan OliverOnce Upon a Gulf Coast Summer, finished 11/2 ★★.5
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.


VALENTINE'S DAY
1. Read a love story
Angelina's Bachelors, by Brian O'Reilly, finished 11/25 ★★★.5
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes (Adams Grove #3), by Nancy Naigle, finished 12/3 ★★★★
Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes (Adams Grove, #3) by Nancy Naigle
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.



***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/20/16 *****


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Congratulations Barb :)


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Barb | 943 comments Thank you, ma'am :)


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Kelsi | 83 comments I met my goal :)

Happy Holidays Challenge
Duration: 11/1/16-1/31/17
Level: 1 (1-2 tasks per holiday)
Completed: 8/8


Thanksgiving

1. Read a book by an author you are thankful for.
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (11/2/16)
2. Read a book where a big family dinner is served.
3. Read a book set in the US or Canada.
4. Read a book with a historical setting.
5. Read a book with a big shopping trip as part of the plot.

Day of the Dead

1. Read a book set in Mexico or Central America.
2. Read a book where a death plays a part in the plot.
The Road (11/4/16)
3. Read a book where a cemetery or church is visited.
4. Read a book with a flower on the cover.
5. Read a book with a voyage.

Chanukah / Hanukkah

1. Read a book that is part of a series with at least 8 books.
The Skystone 9 books in series (11/23/16)
2. Read a book with a light on the cover.
3. Read a book with a door on the cover.
4. Read a book where something significant happens at sundown/twilight.
5. Read a book with a blue or white cover.

Kwanzaa

1. Read a book set in Africa.
2. Read a book with a dress on the cover.
3. Read a book about a different community or culture from your own.
The Kite Runner (12/6/16)
4. Read a book from a series that has at least 7 books published.
5. Read a book with a red, black or green cover.

Christmas

1. Read a book with a tree on the cover, pine or otherwise.
2. Read a book with a birthday as a plot point.
3. Read a book by an author with at least 25 published works.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (12/12/16)
4. Read a book with a character or author that has Chris as part of their name. (Any spelling).
5. Read a book with a mostly red or green cover.

Boxing Day

1. Read a book you got as a gift, or free.
The Way the Crow Flies (11/28/16)
2. Read the leftovers, being the last book in a series, or at least the last one published.
3. Read a book with an author or character that has Stephen as part of their name. (Any spelling).
4. Read a book where there is a hunt of some sort.
5. Read a book with a black cover.

New Year’s Day

1. Read a book with a drink on the cover, or someone drinking.
2. Read a book in a new to you series.
3. Read a book by a new to you author.
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris (11/5/16)
4. Read a book published in the last 12 months.
5. Read a book where a baby is born.

Valentine’s Day

1. Read a love story.
The Bronze Horseman (11/12/16)
2. Read a book with a couple on the cover.
3. Read a book where a character has wings.
4. Read a book you gave 5 stars.
5. Read a book with a chocolate colored cover.


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Congratulations Kelsi :)


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Kelsi | 83 comments Thanks!


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 Marla | 1282 comments Finished Msg #31


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