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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 01, 2017 05:14AM) (new)

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Read books for each task listed. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points.

You can read one book for every task or read multiple books for some tasks. (For example - you could choose to just focus on task 5 and read books with white covers. That's fine - you can claim points for each one that fits).

RULES

*Each book may only be used for one task. (For example, you might read a book that is set in December, where somebody receives a gift - you can count this book for task 2 OR 10 but not both)
*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.
*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 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.)

The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task plus 2 points for each bonus task.

EXAMPLE:

TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in Atlanta or Memphis)

You read a book set in California = 1 point for USA : Total 1 point

You read a book set in Memphis = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Memphis: Total 3 points


Please keep a record of your points at the top of your post.

The highest scorer at the end of the challenge will get a 'Champion' badge.

All players who score at least 5 points will be awarded a badge.


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Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017

***Reserve your spot but no reading till the 1st!***

*Books must be started and finished within this time frame*

5 -10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Winter Wonderful
21+ points - Fantastically Frosty



TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 28, 2017 03:36AM) (new)

Start Date: 1/12/16
Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017
Books Read: 63
Points: 115


Level: 21+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)
Jake & The Gingerbread Wars - E.G. Foley (14/12/16) - Dec 2013 = 1 point
Sister Sister - Sue Fortin (10/2/17) - Jan 2017 = 3 points

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.
Creepy Christmas - Jaimie Admans (7/12/16) - December = 1 point
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham (16/12/16) - December = 1 point
A Very Coco Christmas - Robert Bryndza (23/12/16) - December = 1 point

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)
Cold Fear - Rick Mofina (28/1/17) = 3 points
The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena (31/1/17) = 1 point
Friends, Lovers And Other Indiscretions - Fiona Neill (9/2/17) = 1 point

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
The Snow Rose - Lulu Taylor (4/2/17) = 3 points

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas (M&B Christmas Wishes, #7) by Rebecca Raisin - A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas - Rebecca Raisin (3/12/16) = 3 points
The Christmas Party (Christmas Fiction) by Carole Matthews - The Christmas Party - Carole Matthews (4/12/16) = 3 points
Pastures New by Julia Williams - Pastures New - Julia Williams (6/12/16) = 3 points
Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey - Just for Christmas - Scarlett Bailey (8/12/16) = 3 points
Kissing Christmas Goodbye (Agatha Raisin, #18) by M.C. Beaton - Kissing Christmas Goodbye - M.C. Beaton (10/12/16) = 3 points
A Merry Mistletoe Wedding by Judy Astley - A Merry Mistletoe Wedding - Judy Astley (12/12/16) = 3 points
A Wedding at Christmas by Chrissie Manby - A Wedding at Christmas - Chrissie Manby (14/12/16) = 3 points
The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements - The Winter Wedding - Abby Clements (16/12/16) = 3 points
A Yorkshire Christmas (Christmas Around the World, #2) by Kate Hewitt - A Yorkshire Christmas - Kate Hewitt (22/12/16) = 3 points

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
Falling for Christmas - Kate Hewitt (22/12/16) - Hannah is snowed in with Sam over Christmas = 3 points
Beauty and the Beast - K.M. Shea (4/2/17) - Elle is about to leave Severin's castle when a blizzard stops her travelling = 3 points

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.
The Night Before Christmas - Clement C. Moore (23/12/16) - Character: St Nicholas = 1 point
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier (13/1/17) - Character: Nick Kendall = 1 point
Second-Hand Jane - Michelle Vernal (18/1/17) - Character: Nick Jameson = 1 point

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)
Death Turns a Trick - Julie Smith (5/2/17) - Rebecca Schwartz = 1 point

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
Rosemary - A Christmas Story - C.N. Williamson (7/12/16) = 1 point
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (21/12/16) = 1 point

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
Christmas Light - Jolyse Barnett (11/12/16) - Jade & Ben exchange Christmas gifts = 3 points
The Story Of Holly And Ivy - Rumer Godden (18/12/16) - Ivy is given a doll for Christmas = 3 points
All Over the Place - Serena Clarke (24/2/17) - Cam gives Livi a copy of her favourite painting = 1 point

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
The Great Escape - Fiona Gibson (11/1/17) - Hannah, Sadie & Lou throw a party for Hannah's last night in their shared flat = 1 point
The Good Girl - Fiona Neill (6/2/17) - Romy and Luke attend Marley's 18th birthday party = 1 point
Cupid's Way - Joanne Phillips (13/2/17) - Evie attends her grandfather's 80th birthday party = 1 point

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
She Belongs to Me - Carmen DeSousa (5/1/17) - Southern Suspense #1 + New author = 3 points
The North Pole Challenge - Kevin George (6/1/17) - Flea's Five Christmases #1 + New author = 3 points
The One You Love - Paul Pilkington (12/1/17) - Emma Holden #1 + New author = 3 points
Natural Causes - James Oswald (20/1/17) - Inspector McLean #1 = 1 point
The Surrogate - Tania Carver (3/2/17) - Brennan & Esposito #1 + New author = 3 points
Lure - Alyssa Rose Ivy (12/2/17) - Allure Chronicles #1 = 1 point
In the Woods - Tana French (14/2/17) - Dublin Murder Squad #1 = 1 point
A View to Die For - Richard Houston (15/2/17) - To Die For #1 + New author = 3 points
Friends With Partial Benefits - Luke Young (22/2/17) - Friends with Benefits #1 + New author = 3 points
A Discovery Of Witches - Deborah Harkness (23/2/17) - All Souls #1 + New author = 3 points

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)
Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski - Joanna Franklin Bell (21/1/17) - Mona loses weight = 3 points
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce (16/2/17) - Harold sets himself a goal of walking from Devon to Berwick-Upon-Tweed (627 miles) = 1 point

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)
The Clock Strikes Twelve - Patricia Wentworth (25/1/17) = 3 points
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (10/2/17) = 1 point
Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory (19/2/17) = 1 point

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)
Crash & Burn - Lisa Gardner (4/1/17) - New Hampshire = 1 point
Some Degree of Murder - Frank Zafiro (16/1/17) - Washington = 1 point
Careful What You Wish For - Michelle Escamilla (22/1/17) - San Francisco = 1 point
Reflection - Diane Chamberlain (30/1/17) - Pennsylvania = 1 point
Black Out - Lisa Unger (1/2/17) - Florida = 1 point
A Zen for Murder - Leighann Dobbs (1/2/17) - Maine = 1 point
Murder House - James Patterson (12/2/17) - New York = 1 point
Killer Profile - Max Allan Collins (27/2/17) - Chicago = 1 point

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
I Hate Christmas A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge by Daniel Blythe I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge - Daniel Blythe (9/12/16) = 1 point
Crime For Christmas by Richard Dalby - Crime For Christmas - Richard Dalby (16/12/16) = 1 point
The Christmas Queen by Elaine Spires - The Christmas Queen - Elaine Spires (23/12/16) = 1 point

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
On Strike for Christmas - Sheila Roberts (2/12/16) = 1 point - "...like a rooster trying to give a hen lessons... (pg 153)
Deception Point - Dan Brown (2/1/17) = 1 point - ...sending a rooster tail of ice shards... (pg 251)

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)
Cajun Spirit - M.A. Harper (22/1/17) - The family live in New Orleans and attend a Mardi Gras parade = 3 points

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.
Strictly Love - Julia Williams (26/1/17) = 1 point

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (7/2/17) - #15 on 'Love Stories' = 1 point


message 3: by Joann (last edited Feb 27, 2017 09:28AM) (new)

Joann | 1176 comments Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017

Points: 75

TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)
The Good Neighbour - 1 point
Pirate Vishnu - 1 point
India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy - 1 point
Color Me Dead - 3 pts
2. Read a book set in December, January or February.
The Gravity of Birds - 1 point
3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)
Coco Pinchard, The Consequences Of Love And Sex - 1 point
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - 1 point
4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
Death of a Dapper Snowman - 3 points
5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
A Gift to Remember - 3 pts
Blackberry Winter - 3 pts
6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea - 1 point
Between Shades of Gray - 3 pts
7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.
8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - 1 point
The Book Thief - 1 point
9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
Finding Noel - 1 point
Christmas Letters - 1 point
10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
Deadly Patterns - 3 points
Sweet Masterpiece - 1 point
India Black and the Widow of Windsor - 3 point
The Angel's Game - 1 pt
11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
A Useful Woman - 3 points
India Black - 3 points
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen - 3 points
Armed and Fabulous - 3 points
The Gray and Guilty Sea - 3 points
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 3 points
A Hoe Lot of Trouble- 1 point
Yarn to Go - 3 points
Elusive - 3 points
All-Butter Short Dead - 3 points
A Field of Red - 3 pts
Murder of a Small-Town Honey - 3pts
13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)
Victoria - 1 point
14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)
Turbo Twenty-Three - 1 point
Three Blind Mice and Other Stories - 1 point
15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster - 1 point
Trouble in Spades - 1 point
The Passenger - 1 point
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race - 1 point
16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)
19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.
20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


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Welcome Joann!


message 5: by Mary (last edited Feb 23, 2017 03:46PM) (new)

Mary (gator2u) 21+ points - Fantastically Frosty
96 Points

TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

December's Wine by Linda Shaw **published Jan. 1988** 12/8/16 1Point
Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope **first published Jan. 2011** 1/20/17 1 Point
Feversong by Karen Marie Moning **published Jan. 17th 2017** 1/25/17 3 Points

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb**set in December** 12/6 1 point
Fly Me to the Moon by Mindy Klasky **set in December** 12/24 1 Point

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand Winter Storms (Winter, #3) by Elin Hilderbrand 12/1/16 3 Points

Holiday Defenders: Mission: Christmas Rescue\Special Ops Christmas\Homefront Holiday Hero by Debby Giusti Holiday Defenders Mission Christmas Rescue\Special Ops Christmas\Homefront Holiday Hero by Debby Giusti 12/8/16 3 Points

Midnight in Death by J.D. Robb Midnight in Death (In Death, #7.5) by J.D. Robb 12/11/16 3Points

Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner 12/16/16 3 Points

Covert Christmas by Hope White Covert Christmas (Echo Mountain #2) by Hope White 12/16/16 3 Points

The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark 12/31/16 3 Points

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

The Right Path by Nora Roberts **characters name is Nicholas** 1/29/17 1 Point

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

Oklahoma Christmas Blues: A Prequel to The McIntyre Men Series by Maggie Shayne 12/13/16 1 Point

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

Christmas Light by Jolyse Barnett **Ben gives Jade tickets to Williamsburg, and Jade gives Ben an outdoor thermometer with a picture of a golden retriever on it.** 12/2/16 3 points
Christmas Crime in Colorado by Cassie Miles **Brooke receives the deed to an A-frame house for Christmas** 12/10/16 3 Points
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich **Stephanie receives a friendship ring from Morelli** 12/30/16 3 Points
Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin **Logan gives Miranda snow for Christmas** 1/5/17 3 Points
The Gift by Julie Hodgson **Joe receives a snowglobe from Santa for his unborn daughter as her first Christmas present** 1/14/17 3 Points
One Cowboy, One Christmas by Kathleen Eagle **Zach makes Annie new planters, Annie gives Zach homemade felted slippers** 2/3/17 3 Points

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

Welcome to Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong **first time reading Cathleen Armstrong** 12/17/16 3 Points
Second Chances by Bria Marche**first book in the Southern Comfort series and first book read by this author** 1/2/16 3 Points
A Dad of His Own by Gail Gaymer Martin **first book in Dreams Come True series and new author to me** 1/31/17 3 Points
If I Stay by Gayle Forman **first book in the If I Stay series and new author to me** 2/21/17 3 Points

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 12/15/16 1 Point
High Five by Janet Evanovich 12/23/16 1 Point
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich 12/24/16 1 Point
Seven Up by Janet Evanovich 12/25/16 1 Point
Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich 12/28/16 1 Point
To the Nines by Janet Evanovich 1/3/16 1 Point
Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich 1/6/17 1 Point
Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich 1/7/17 1 Point
Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich 1/19/17 3 Points
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich 1/29/17 1 Point
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich 2/23/17 1 Point

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

Desperate Measures by Elle Casey **set in Florida** 12/7/16 1 point
L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton **set in California ** 12/7/16 1 point
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher **set in Chicago** 12/14/16 1 Point
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion **set in New York** 12/19/16 1 Point
A Stranger in the Family by Patricia McLinn **set in Wyoming** 12/21/16 1 Point
Finding Home by Lois Greiman **set in South Dakota** 12/28/16 1 Point
Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark **set in Cape Cod** 12/30/16 1 Point
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry**set in Texas** 1/1/17 1 Point
Post Mortem by Patricia Cornwell **set in Virginia ** 1/5/17 1 Point
Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb **set in New York** 1/11/17 1 Point
M is for Malice by Sue Grafton **set in California** 1/17/17 1 Point
East of Eden by John Steinbeck *set in California** 1/17/17 1 Point
The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig **set in Ohio** 1/26/17 1 Point
Temptation by Nora Roberts **set in Pennsylvania** 1/26/17 1 Point
Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich **set in New Jersey** 1 Point
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich **set in New Jersey** 1 Point
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton **set in California** 1 Point
Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb **set in New York** 2/6/17 1 Point
Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell **set in Virginia** 2/7/17 1 Point
The Art of Deception by Nora Roberts **set in New York** 2/7/17 1 Point
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler **set in Maryland** 2/9/17 1 Point
Treasures Lost, Treasures Found by Nora Roberts **set in North Carolina** 2/11/17 1 Point
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler **set in Maryland** 2/16/17 1 Point
Where She Went by Gayle Forman **set in New York** 2/22/17 1 Point

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

Stormlord's Exile (Watergivers #3) by Glenda Larke by Glenda Larke 12/22/16 1 Point

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

Divorced, Desperate And Dating by Christie Craig Divorced, Desperate And Dating (Divorced and Desperate, #2) by Christie Craig 12/12/16 1 Point

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Welcome to the challenge Mary :)


message 7: by Rosa (last edited Feb 01, 2017 12:51PM) (new)

Rosa | 2077 comments That sounds fun, I'm in!

Points: 38

TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)
A Cereal Killer by Morgana Best (publ. Jan '15) (1/13/17)
Unbound by Jim C. Hines (publ. Jan '15) (1/15/17)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.
Sliced Up by Lyndsey Cole (set in February) (1/7/17)

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
Rain on Your Wedding Day by Curtis Edmonds (8/12/16)


5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
Sharpe Edge by Lisa B. Thomas (winter scene) (12/4/16)
Sharpe Edge (Maycroft Mystery Series) by Lisa B. Thomas
A Yorkshire Christmas by Kate Hewitt (winter scene) (12/23/16)
A Yorkshire Christmas (Christmas Around the World, #2) by Kate Hewitt

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
Stranded: A Winter Romance Duet by Samantha Chase (they get snowed in) (12/29/16)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.
Mayhem in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon (Nick Calder) (12/18/16)

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)
Murder at Yaquina Head: A Thomas Martindale Mystery by Ron Lovell (Nate Golden) (1/1/17)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
Tied Up In Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh (12/17/16)

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Christopher gets a dog from his dad) (12/8/16)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Dip & Devour by Mary Kate Kopec (museum exhibition opening and ending party) (1/6/17)
Maple Frosted Murder by Susan Gillard (Christmas Party) (1/8/17)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
April's Busman Holiday by Kerry Frith (Maxwell Mysteries #1 + Bonus new author) (12/3/16)
Shifty Magic by Judy Teel (Shifty Magic #1 + Bonus new author) (1/1/17)
Leave It All by April Kelley (Saint Lakes #1 + Bonus new author) (1/9/17)
Shadow Scars by Zoe Perdita (Haven City #1 + Bonus new author) (1/12/17)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)
Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh (on page 26, Nina makes the resolution not to talk about "the Scots play" anymore) (12/28/16)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (12/30/16)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)
Bells On Her Toes by ReGina Welling (USA) (12/14/16)
Hamton Pigs by Aaron Steinmetz (USA) (1/4/17)
A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett (USA) (1/20/17)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
"The Rooster" is what Paul calls himself when he's feeling threatened. (p 61) Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris(12/26/16)

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.
Into Love and Out Again: Stories by Elinor Lipman (1/5/17)

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


message 8: by Bonita (last edited Jan 10, 2017 02:45PM) (new)

Bonita | 589 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter

23 Points
13 Books

TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

The Cowboy Lassos a Bride by Cora Seton 1/2/17
published: 2/21/14

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

+Rocky Retreat by Vivian Arend 1/10/17
Lee and Rachel get trapped in a cabin twice during snow storms.

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich 12/6/16
+The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery #1) by Lyn Hamilton 12/13/16
+Regina in the Sun (Children of the Goddess #1) by R.G. Alexander 12/14/16
Led Astray (Hellraisers #1) by Sandra Brown 12/17/16
+Patton's Way (Cattleman's Club #1) by Jenny Penn 12/17/16
+Interred with Their Bones (Kate Stanley #1) by Jennifer Lee Carrell 12/28/16
The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts #1) by Jennifer Chiaverini 12/30/16

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely 12/24/16
Ten Good Reasons by Lauren Christopher 1/9/17

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson 12/13/16
(Georgia, S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, New Hampshire)
Saving Faith by David Baldacci 1/6/17
(Washington D.C., North Carolina)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


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message 10: by Melike (last edited Jan 19, 2017 08:09PM) (new)

Melike | 55 comments Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017

21+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017) Golden Son
published in January 2015
2. Read a book set in December, January or February. Christmas Confessions & Cocktails finished 12/23/16

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc) A Cold Creek Christmas Story finished 12/21/16

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French finished 12/17/16

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in) Unexpected Gifts finished 12/20/16

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. Christmas in Cedar Cove: 5-B Poppy Lane\A Cedar Cove Christmas

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift) Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Heartless Characters attend a tea party. 12/30/16

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
The Tea Planter's Daughter (Tyneside Sagas #1)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title) Slaughterhouse-Five finished 12/12/16

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis) Small Great Things finished 12/19/16

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
The Scavenger's Daughters (Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, #1) by Kay Bratt

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
all the big red roosters are in love with...p 72 The End of Your Life Book Club

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.
Love Warrior

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance. Dragonfly in Amber


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message 13: by Elaine (last edited Dec 29, 2016 04:25AM) (new)

Elaine Howlin (elainehowlinbooks) Read the Season - Winter
Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017
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TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017) Captured 28/12/16 (published Feb 2013)


2. Read a book set in December, January or February. Proven Guilty 21/12/16

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover) White Night 28/12/16

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in) Dark Needs at Night's Edge 7/12/16

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story) The Lesser Dead 2/12/16

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. Vampire for Christmas 21/12/16

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift) Burning Wild 23/12/16

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party) Wicked Intentions 20/12/16

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before) Real Vampires Have Curves 11/12/16

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight) Slave to Sensation 26/12/16

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis) Blood Rites 6/12/16

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.

Points Earned: 11

Books Read
The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman Les vraies vampires ont des formes (Vraies vampires, #1) by Gerry Bartlett Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5) by Kresley Cole Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher Captured (The Captive, #1) by Erica Stevens


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message 15: by JoAnne (last edited Jan 17, 2017 05:03AM) (new)

JoAnne | 34469 comments Mod
Reading The Seasons - Winter
Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017
20/20 32 points

TASKS


1. Read a book originally published in December
Snow Belle Jackie Castle 12/3/16

2. Read a book set in December and January.
31 Days of Winter C.J. Fallowfield 1/10/17

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title.
Cowboy, It's Cold Outside Katherine Garbera 12/9/16

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
Snow Angel Melanie Shawn 12/22/16

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
A Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild About You, #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson A Werewolf in Manhattan Vicki Lewis Thompson 12/12/16

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in) - Storm hits just as last guest arrives.
Greenglass House Kate Milford 12/2/16

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with a character named Nicholas. Faith Nicholas
Quick Trick Skye Jordan 12/1/16

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character
A Death in Summer Benjamin Black 12/14/16

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
An Island Christmas Nancy Thayer 1/3/17

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
Home For Christmas Melissa McClone 12/14/16

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party
Your Irresistible Love Layla Hagen 12/30/16

12. New Year –
Read a book that is first in a series
Seduction and Snacks Tara Sivec 12/1/16

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution.
Well Hung Lauren Blakely 12/5/16

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title
31 Days of Summer C.J. Fallowfield 1/12/17

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis) The characters travel to Atlanta many times. Story is set south of Atlanta in Margrave, GA.
Killing Floor Lee Child 12/13/16

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin Victoria Daisy Goodwin 12/11/16

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
Cold Days Jim Butcher 12/10/16 p 98 Songbirds, rooster, whatever.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)
Reckoning Jeaniene Frost 1/15/17

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with 'LOVE' in the title.
Game of Love Melissa Foster 12/18/16

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Contemporary Romance,
A Lot like Love Julie James 12/20/16


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Welcome to the challenge JoAnne :)


message 17: by Lauren (last edited Feb 28, 2017 10:52AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenv) | 114 comments Reading The Seasons - Winter
*Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017*

Points: 91

Tasks Completed: 19/20


TASKS
1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)
Envy 12/8 - originally published 1/27/09
Diva 12/23 - originally published 1/1/12
Stian's Mistake 1/8 - originally published 2/17/15
All the Birds in the Sky 1/9 - originally published 1/26/16
The Girl on the Train 2/16 - originally published 1/13/15
The Unbound 2/25 - originally published 1/28/14

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.
Choir of Angels 12/23

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)
Lily and the Octopus 12/10
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder 2/16

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
Let it Snow 1/26/17 - Snow +2

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
Mistletoe Memories (Romancing America) by Jennifer AlLee 12/11 - winter scene on cover +2

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
The Glittering Court 1/7/17 - storms at sea (x2)
The 5th Wave 1/17/17 - Cassie gets snowed into a car +2

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.
Ruby Red 1/22/17 - Nick Shepard
Sapphire Blue 2/18/17 - Nick Shepard
Emerald Green 2/19/17 - Nick Shepard

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)
The Nightingale 2/8/17 - Ari / Ariel de Champlain
City of Ashes 2/10/17 - Simon Lewis
City of Glass 2/11/17 - Simon Lewis

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
The Reading Group: December 12/24
A Christmas Gift 12/24
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop 12/25

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
Heartless 12/4 - The King of Hearts gives Cath many gifts as he's courting her.
The One 12/19 - America receives jewelry from Maxon
Happily Ever After - several girls receive Christmas gifts from Maxon +2
Underdogs 1/15 - Cam gives Octavia several shells

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Splendor 12/13 - Carolina throws a house warming party
Bitterblue 12/17 - Bitterblue attends a kissing holiday party
Three Dark Crowns 12/26 - three queen's birthday parties, Beltane party

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Justice Buried 12/10 - author I haven't read before +2
City of Bones 12/15
Graceling 12/16
The Selection 12/18 - author I haven't read before +2
Vixen 12/22 - author I haven't read before +2
An Ember in the Ashes 1/12 - author I haven't read before +2
The Lightning Thief 1/14 - author I haven't read before +2
The Bone Season 2/2 - author I haven't read before +2
The Archived 2/2 - author I haven't read before +2
A Court of Thorns and Roses 2/4 - author I haven't read before +2
The Eye of Minds 2/6
Gossip Girl 2/6 - author I haven't read before +2
Across the Universe 2/21 - author I haven't read before +2

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)
The Secret Garden 2/20/17 - Colin resolves to live

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)
1st to Die 1/24/17
2nd Chance 2/9/17

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)
The Unexpected Everything 12/3 Set in Connecticut
Ingenue 12/22 Set in NYC
Zeroes 1/7/17 Set in California
The Kill Order 1/12/17 set in North Carolina
The Sea of Monsters 1/17/17 set in New York and Florida
Vassa in the Night 2/16/17 set in New York
The Rule of Thoughts 2/22/17 set in Atlanta, GA
The Titan's Curse 2/23/17 set in New York and California

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman 12/18/16
The Elite (The Selection, #2) by Kiera Cass 12/19/16
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 1/31/17
Chocolat by Joanne Harris 2/8/17
The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon 2/28/17

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
Fire 12/16 page 65 The guards set a brisk pace, skirting the edges of the town, close enough to hear roosters crowing but far enough not to be seen.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)
The Heir 12/25 There is a parade for the selection

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.
The Siren - 1/22


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Can I just remind everybody to please keep a record of your points total near the top of your post. It makes my life so much easier when awarding badges! Thank you. Have fun everyone :)


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And welcome Lauren. Almost missed you there!


message 20: by Elaine (last edited Dec 09, 2016 08:58PM) (new)

Elaine | 111 comments Reading The Seasons: Winter

Challenge Accepted: December 1, 2016
Challenge (hopefully) Completed: no later than February 28, 2017

Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017

Goal: 21+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017) His Fairy Godfather by Cate Ashwood 12-2-16 Published Dec. 2016 (3 points)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before) Alliance in Blood by Ariel Tachna 12-8-16 (3 points)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


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message 22: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 34469 comments Mod
For #7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

Could the character have the last name Nicholas? Just wondering..
Thanks!


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JoAnne wrote: "For #7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

Could the character have the last name Nicholas? Just wondering..
Thanks!"


Yes, I don't see why not :)


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JoAnne | 34469 comments Mod
Great! Thanks, Caroline.
My book could have fit 3 tasks but I try to choose the most difficult one.


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That's how I like to do it too. Get the tricky ones out of the way first!


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AndaM | 62 comments Quarterly Challenges > Reading The Seasons - Winter
Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.
Call Me Irresistible / Truly Madly Yours (Truly, Idaho, #1) / Crazy For You / Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) / Then Came You (The Gamblers, #1) / Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1)


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message 28: by JoAnne (last edited Feb 27, 2017 11:16PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1061 comments Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017
Books must be started and finished within this time frame*
Read 18/20 28 points DONE!

21+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS
1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017) 3 points
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 (December 5, 2016 - I was given an ARC to read/review)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.
Miles to Go (The Walk, #2) by Richard Paul Evans Miles to Go (The Walk #2) by Evans, Richard Paul 12/31/16 5stars (all three months plus others)

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)
Something Wild in Anchorage Clean Romance Novella by Renee Hart Something Wild in Anchorage by Renee Hart 1/30/17 4stars

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
Mountain Men Brothers Dupree by Tara Nina Mountain Men: Brothers Dupree by Tara Nina 12/4/16 4stars (snowy mountain cabin)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
Searching For Santa by Janet Dailey Searching For Santa by Janet Dailey 12/11/16 3stars (storm that caused Casey's horse to run away) Casey gets snowed in while Flint helps emergency services get families into shelters and goes one better)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.
Tangled Up (Taking Chances, #2) by Erin Nicholas Tangled Up (Taking Chances #2) by Erin Nicholas 1/14/17 4stars (author)

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)
A Million Little Things (Mischief Bay #3) by Susan Mallery A Million Little Things (Mischief Bay #3) by Susan Mallery 1/17/17 5stars (Caitlyn)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
Tessa's Garden Four Book Collection by J L Starr Tessa's Garden: Four Book Collection by J L Starr 1/24/17 4stars (Tessa's Winter is set partially at Christmas)

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
The Christmas Surprise by Jenny Colgan The Christmas Surprise (Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop #3) by Jenny Colgan 12/3/16 3.5stars (Christmas gifts were exchanged at the home where Lilian lives; Henrietta brings a gift for Apostil - her grandchild)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
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 (Goodreads Author), Martin Dugard 12/7/16 5stars (Grants for War Dept employees)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
The CEO's Seduction (Hamilton Family, #1) by Diane Alberts The CEO's Seduction (Hamilton Family, #1) by Diane Alberts 12/9/16 4stars (new to me author)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)
Ellis Island (Ellis Island, #1) by Kate Kerrigan Ellis Island (Ellis Island, #1) by Kate Kerrigan 12/21/16 3stars (Ellie to get to NY from Ireland)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)
Alaska Adventure Romance Collection (4 Book Series of Clean Romance Novellas) (Women's Adventure Romance) by Renee Hart Alaska Adventure Romance Collection: (4 Book Series of Clean Romance Novellas) (Women's Adventure Romance) by Renee Hart 2/19/17 4stars

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)
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 (PA)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
Going My Way by Janet Dailey Going My Way by Janet Dailey 12/31/16 3stars (Kona Winds; page 284 - A rooster strutted out of their way.)

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)
Somebody Like You (Darling, VT #1) by Donna Alward Somebody Like You (Darling, VT #1) by Donna Alward 1/8/17 4stars (Memorial Day Parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover.
Wedding Date for Hire by Jennifer Shirk Wedding Date for Hire (Anyone But You #2) by Jennifer Shirk 1/5/16 4stars (look at their hands)

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.
Fiance by Fate (Anyone But You, #1) by Jennifer Shirk Fiance by Fate (Anyone But You, #1) by Jennifer Shirk 1/3/17 4stars (2014 Contemporary Romance)


message 29: by Deanne (last edited Dec 05, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Deanne Patterson (neverenoughbookss) | 35 comments Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017

***Reserve your spot but no reading till the 1st!***

*Books must be started and finished within this time frame*

5 -10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Winter Wonderful
21+ points - Fantastically Frosty

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February. Christmas Jars Reunion by Jason F. Wright 1 December

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover) Come December by Holly Schindler 1 plus 2=3 December

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in) A Family Affair (Truth in Lies, #1) by Mary Campisi 2 accidents because of snow one fatal 1 plus 2=3 December

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. Christmas at Pebble Creek (The Pebble Creek Amish) by Vannetta Chapman 1 December

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party) Christmas at Barncastle Inn by Susan Page Davis 1 December

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis) Round Robin (Elm Creek Quilts, #2) by Jennifer Chiaverini 1 December

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.

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Welcome JoAnne and Deanne :)


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Mary wrote: "21+ points - Fantastically Frosty
2 Points ..."


Hi Mary, just to let you know your book (Winter Storms) is actually worth 3 points. 1 for the original task (reminding you of winter) plus two for the bonus (an actual winter scene).

:)


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Mary (gator2u) Thanks, even better!


message 33: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Mar 01, 2017 09:14AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 445 comments Reading the Seasons
Duration: Dec 1st 2016 - Feb 28th 2017
Points: 34



1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)
Zomblog by T.W. Brown 12/31/16 - 1 Pts
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead 12/22/16 - 1 Pts
Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland 1/9/17 - 1 Pts
The Weight of Blood by David Dalglish 2/17/17 - 1 Pts

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 2/3/17 - 1 Pts

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
Finding Snow by Alexa Riley 12/19/16 - 2 Pts

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
Father Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5) by J.R. Ward by J.R. Ward 12/30/16 - 1 Pts

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
Moseh's Staff by A.W. Exley 12/15/16 - 1 Pts
Taking Chances by Ann Omasta 2/17/17 - 1 Pts

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
Deadly Magic by Elisabeth Crabtree 2/6/17 - 1 Pts

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
Quarantined by Joe McKinney 12/13/16 - 1 Pts
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead 2/15/17 - 1 Pts

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames 1/14/17 - 1 Pts

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Flip That Haunted House by Rose Pressey 12/9/16 - 2 Pts
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook 12/28/16 - 2 Pts
Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs 12/31/16 - 2 Pts
Murder to Go by Chloe Kendrick 2/10/17 - 2 Pts
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane 1/28/17 - 2 Pts
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews 1/5/17 - 1 Pts
What's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie 1/2/17 - 2 Pts
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien 1/31/17 - 1 Pts
Ever Shade by Alexia Purdy 1/18/17 - 1 Pts
Genesis by Michaelbrent Collings 2/21/17 - 2 Pts
Marked by P.C. Cast 2/26/17 - 2 Pts

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder by Maria V. Snyder 1/24/17 - 1 Pts

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


message 34: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Reidy (tammyreidy) | 5 comments I am in for this fun challenge!! Good luck to the rest of you that are participating!!!

Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017
Books Read:
Points:

5 -10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Winter Wonderful
21+ points - Fantastically Frosty


TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


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Welcome Sunshine & Tammy :)


message 36: by Marcella (last edited Feb 16, 2017 11:34AM) (new)

Marcella (sassymarcii) | 49 comments Points: 22

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

2. Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans - 1.28.17

3. Killing Kennedy The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly - 12.5.16

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. The Gamble (Colorado Mountain, #1) by Kristen Ashley - 1.5.17 **bonus**

6. Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers, #1) by Jamie McGuire - 12.6.16

7. Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick, #6) by Kristen Ashley - 12.18.16

8. Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1) by Jennifer Weiner - 1.13.17

9. Santa Cruise A Holiday Mystery at Sea by Mary Higgins Clark - 12.13.16

10. All Is Calm by Colleen Coble - 12.15.16 **bonus**

11. Pretty Little Killers The Truth Behind the Savage Murder of Skylar Neese by Daleen Berry - 12.4.16

12. Real (Real, #1) by Katy Evans - 1.22.17

13. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens - 12.22.16 **bonus**

14. Three Brides, No Groom by Debbie Macomber - 12.8.16

15. Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley - 12.15.16

16. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - 1.27.17

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Haven (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #13) by Kay Hooper - 2.16.17

19. A Forever Kind of Love (Choices, #2) by Ellie Wade - 1.22.17

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


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Welcome to the challenge Marcella! Don't forget to keep score of your points at the top of your post :)


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Welcome Anamaria :)


message 39: by Marla (last edited Feb 26, 2017 09:01PM) (new)

 Marla | 1003 comments Read the Season - Winter
Duration: 12/1/16 - 2/28/17
Level: Winter Wonderful (11-20 points)
Points: 13
Books: 12


TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (12/30/16) ~ Pub. January

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (12/6/16) ~ New Year's Day & Valentine's Day

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)
Charlie Bone and the Red Knight by Jenny Nimmo (12/20/16)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
Sandstorm by James Rollins (2/5/17)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
I Am Grimalkin by Joseph Delaney (12/26/16) ~ storm stops ship

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare (1/10/17)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
The Tokyo Cover Girls by Jackie Amsden (12/1/16)

♥ ♥ 12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
The Healer by C.J. Anaya (12/16/16) - Healer #1 + Bonus

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)
Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card (12/5/16) ~ Bean's goal is the survival of his children

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)
The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore (12/1/16)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (12/13/16) ~ Ohio

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena by Matt de la Peña (1/22/17)

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


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Welcome Marla :)


message 41: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Dec 23, 2016 01:15PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1690 comments TLC ~ Read the Season - Winter
Duration: 12/1/16 - 2/28/17
Level: 11-20 points - Winter Wonderful
Books Read: 1/??
Points: 1


TASKS



1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.
1 point
Conversation Hearts by Avon Gale 12/10/16 3♥

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


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Welcome Melissa :)


message 43: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Howlin (elainehowlinbooks) I've reached my goal My Post Got 11 points. Still have tasks to complete so I'll probably continue.


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi Elaine, I noticed you used the same book for task one and two. Sorry but books can only be used for one task for this challenge. You can read multiple books for each task though to score more points :)


message 45: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Howlin (elainehowlinbooks) Oops I misread the thing. Finished a book yesterday that suits the first task anyway so fixed it :)


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

Excellent. Well done :)


message 47: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Howlin (elainehowlinbooks) Thanks Caroline :)


message 48: by Bonita (new)

Bonita | 589 comments Done!

Reading the Seasons - Winter

23 Points
13 Books

TASKS

1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)

The Cowboy Lassos a Bride by Cora Seton 1/2/17
published: 2/21/14

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)

+Rocky Retreat by Vivian Arend 1/10/17
Lee and Rachel get trapped in a cabin twice during snow storms.

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich 12/6/16
+The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery #1) by Lyn Hamilton 12/13/16
+Regina in the Sun (Children of the Goddess #1) by R.G. Alexander 12/14/16
Led Astray (Hellraisers #1) by Sandra Brown 12/17/16
+Patton's Way (Cattleman's Club #1) by Jenny Penn 12/17/16
+Interred with Their Bones (Kate Stanley #1) by Jennifer Lee Carrell 12/28/16
The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts #1) by Jennifer Chiaverini 12/30/16

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)

The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely 12/24/16
Ten Good Reasons by Lauren Christopher 1/9/17

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson 12/13/16
(Georgia, S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, New Hampshire)
Saving Faith by David Baldacci 1/6/17
(Washington D.C., North Carolina)

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love Stories, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance.


message 49: by [deleted user] (new)

Congratulations Bonita! Are you going to carry on and see how many more points you can score by the end or are you calling it quits here?


message 50: by Bonita (new)

Bonita | 589 comments I'm calling it quits. I'm doing a lot of updating and catching up rather than reading. Have fun!


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