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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited May 23, 2017 10:59AM) (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 yellow 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 July, that features a vacation - you can count this book for task 2 OR 16 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!

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 one of the 'Thirteen Colonies')

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

You read a book set in Delaware = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Delaware: 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 'Reading The Seasons' badge.


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Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017

5-10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Summer Fun
21+ points - Summer Lovin'



TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 14, 2017 02:08AM) (new)

READING FOR THIS CHALLENGE BEGINS ON JUNE 1st.

Participants

Abby
Amanda
Barb - Finished - 30 points
🌸BEA🌸
Bonita - Finished - 21 points
Caroline - Finished - 75 points
•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• - Finished - 50 points
Claire
Connie D
Erin
Izzy - Finished - 44 points
Jackie
Jim
Joann - Finished - 42 points
JoAnne (Mod) - Finished - 28 points
JoAnne (CT)
Karen
Kari - Finished - 81 points
Lauren
Lily
Marie
Marla
Maureen
Melanie
~ Melissa ~
Rina
Rosa - Finished - 23 points
Ruth
Sandra - Finished - 119 points
Sarah
Someoneyouknow
Sunshine


message 3: by Rosa (last edited Jul 22, 2017 02:19AM) (new)

Rosa | 2106 comments I'm in

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TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
An Aching in the Bone by Genevieve Mckay (publ. July '15)

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc) - Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (+ Bonus) (6/18/17)

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan (Summer in title) (7/1/17)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover - My Immortal Romance by Julius St. Clair (I'm not exactly sure why, but this cover reminds me of summer houses on the beach) (6/8/17)
My Immortal Romance by Julius St. Clair

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover -
Out in the Open by A.J. Truman (6/22/17)
Murder on Moloka'i by Chip Hughes (7/17/17)
Out in the Open (Browerton University, #1) by A.J. Truman Murder on Moloka'i (Surfing Detective Mystery #1) by Chip Hughes


7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation) - Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (vampires and others who drink blood) (6/6/17)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy. - You Suck by Christopher Moore (A Love Story #2) (7/16/17)

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis) - Fire and Water by Andrew Grey (Terry is a swimmer) (6/11/17)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state) - Dare to Surrender by Carly Phillips (USA + Bonus set in New York) (6/1/17)
The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker (USA) (6/26/17)
A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (7/5/17)
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lilian Jackson Braun (USA) (7/11/17)


14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie (6/10/17)
Seven Up by Janet Evanovich (6/30/17)
Amy Maxwell & the 7 Deadly Sins by Heather Balog (7/13/17)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison. - Fakers by Meg Collett (MC's mother and Hale) (6/4/17)

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation. - Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh (Prunella) (7/8/17)

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Murder on Moloka'i by Chip Hughes (Hawaii)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal. - Devil's Trumpet by Mary Rosenblum (barbecue) (7/22/17)

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover - That Perfect Place by M.L. Carr (Tina & Jim) (6/11/17)

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


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Welcome Rosa :)


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 14, 2017 02:06AM) (new)

Reading The Seasons - Summer

Start Date: 1/6/17
Books Read: 49
Points: 75


TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
When the Music's Over - Peter Robinson (7/6/17) - Pub. July 2016 = 1 point
Bed, Breakfast and Bones - Carolyn L. Dean (22/6/17) - Pub. July 2016 = 1 point
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling (2/7/17) - Pub. July 1998 = 1 point
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling (6/7/17) - Pub. June 2003 = 1 point

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)
Girl Unseen - Kate Ellison (25/6/17) - July = 1 point

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie (11/6/17) = 1 point
The Last Encore - Julia Butler (15/6/17) = 1 point
The Lake House - Kate Morton (21/6/17) = 1 point
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (5/7/17) = 1 point
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling (7/7/17) = 1 point

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)
*Evil Under The Sun - Agatha Christie (8/8/17) = 3 points
My Summer of You - Tammy Robinson (11/8/17) = 1 point

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
The Perfect Mother by Margaret Leroy - The Perfect Mother - Margaret Leroy (11/7/17) = 1 point
Ice Creams at Carrington’s by Alexandra Brown - Ice Creams at Carrington’s - Alexandra Brown (18/7/17) = 1 point
* Letters from Lighthouse Cottage by Ali McNamara - Letters from Lighthouse Cottage - Ali McNamara (5/8/17) = 3 points

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
* Little Boy Blue (DI Helen Grace #5) by M.J. Arlidge - Little Boy Blue - M.J. Arlidge (2/6/17) - Red, white & blue (the red is tiny but it's there!) = 3 points
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz - Orphan X - Gregg Hurwitz (14/7/17) - white = 1 point
Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat (Wingmen, #2) by Daisy Prescott - Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat - Daisy Prescott (16/7/17) - blue = 1 point
My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry - My Husband's Wife - Jane Corry (19/7/17) -blue = 1 point
The Killing Game (Carson Ryder #9) by Jack Kerley - The Killing Game - Jack Kerley (20/7/17) -white = 1 point
Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl - Tales of the Unexpected - Roald Dahl (28/7/17) - red = 1 point

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)
*The Survivors Club - Lisa Gardner (23/6/17) - Victims are targeted after donating blood at a blood bank = 3 points

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Sheer Mischief - Jill Mansell (8/6/17) - Guy has two children = 1 point
Don't Look Now - Richard Montanari (10/6/17) - Jack has a daughter = 1 point

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
*The Ice House - Minette Walters (30/6/17) - Character - Elizabeth Goode + set in England = 3 points

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.
Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness (27/6/17) - All Souls Trilogy #2 = 1 point

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling (1/7/17) - Quidditch = 1 point

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
Dead Cold - Louise Penny (9/8/17) - Setting AND Author = 1 point

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
Loving Mr. Daniels - Brittainy C. Cherry (6/6/17) - Wisconsin = 1 point
*No Time For Goodbye - Linwood Barclay (9/6/17) - Connecticut = 3 points
*Unraveled - Lisa-Marie Cabrelli (14/6/17) - New Jersey = 3 points
*Death Comes eCalling - Leslie O'Kane (18/6/17) - New York = 3 points
*Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote (18/6/17) - New York = 3 points
When the Wind Blows - James Patterson (13/7/17) - Colorado = 1 point
The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride - Cora Seton (15/7/17) - Montana = 1 point
*Kill For Me - Karen Rose (26/7/17) - Georgia = 3 points
*The Stolen Ones - Richard Montanari (29/7/17) - Pennsylvania = 3 points

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
*The Rule of Four - Ian Caldwell (14/8/17) = 3 points

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Hide and Seek - M.J. Arlidge (5/6/17) - Helen is in prison waiting for trial = 1 point
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (3/7/17) - Sirius Black = 1 point
The Sculptress - Minette Walters (23/7/17) - Olive is in prison for murder = 1 point

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.
The Long Weekend - Veronica Henry (2/8/17) - several characters having a weekend break by the sea = 1 point

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
*Wish You Were Here - Mike Gayle (3/8/17) - Crete = 3 points
Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie (7/8/17) - Egypt = 1 point

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Circle Of Friends - Maeve Binchy (13/6/17) - Benny & her friends have a bbq on the beach = 1 point
Beauty and the Beast - Vivienne Savage (30/6/17) - Ana & the Beast have a picnic lunch in the castle garden = 1 point

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (10/7/17) - Bill & Fleur = 1 point

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)
Have His Carcase - Dorothy L. Sayers (12/7/17) - #46 on 'Down By The Sea' = 1 point
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (27/7/17) - #1 on 'Down By The Sea' = 1 point


message 6: by Barb (last edited Aug 05, 2017 02:52PM) (new)

Barb | 891 comments I decided to count only one book per task, but I'm going to try to complete all of the tasks before the deadline :)

READ THE SEASONS : SUMMER, 6/1 - 8/31
30 POINTS TO DATE / SUMMER LOVIN' = 21+ points


1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year; tell us when it was published
BONUS: published in June, July or August 2017
Booked 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball #1), by J.C. Eaton, finished 6/3 ★★★
3 points : publ 6/27/17

2. Read a book set in June, July or August; tell us which month
Hello, Sunshine, by Laura Dave, finished 6/26 ★★★.5
1 point : set over the entire summer

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order.
BONUS: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc.
Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse (Aunt Dimity #22), by Nancy Atherton, finished 6/2 ★★★.5
1 point

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title
BONUS: 'Sun' in the title.
I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool, by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella, finished 6/22 ★★★.5
1 point : summer word = pool

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer; show us the cover
BONUS: Beach scene on cover
The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand, finished 6/15 ★★★★
3 points
The Identicals A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

6. FLAG DAY : Read a book with a red, white or blue cover; show us the cover
BONUS: red, white AND blue on cover
The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs, by Greil Marcus, finished 6/21 ★★★
1 point
The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus

7. WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY (June 14th) : Read a book that involves blood in some way; tell us how it fits
BONUS: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation
Topped Chef (Key West Food Critic #3), by Lucy Burdette, finished 6/24 ★★★.5
1 point (view spoiler)

8. FATHER'S DAY : Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing as We Know It, by Arlen Specter, finished 6/18 ★★★.5
1 point

9. QUEEN'S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY (UK) : Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth: Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc)
BONUS: also set in England
author Elizabeth PeronaMurder at the Male Revue (Bucket List #3), finished 6/7 ★★★
1 point

10. MIDSUMMERS DAY : Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy
Black Rose (In the Garden #2), by Nora Roberts, finished 8/4 ★★★.5
1 point

11. WIMBLEDON : Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally)
BONUS: The sport is tennis
Fogged Inn (Maine Clambake #4), by Barbara Ross, finished 6/13 ★★★★
3 points : Dorothy plays tennis

12. CANADA DAY (July 1st) : Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author
The Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel, finished 7/8 ★★★.5
1 point (fits both options)

13. INDEPENDENCE DAY (4th of July) : Read a book set in USA
BONUS: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states: (view spoiler); tell us which state
An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse #2), by E.J. Copperman, finished 6/3 ★★★★
3 points : set in New Jersey

14. 4th OF JULY : Read a book with a number in the title.
BONUS: The number 4 in the title
THREE Can Keep a Secret (Stella Crown #2), by Judy Clemens, finished 6/6 ★★★.5
1 point

15. BASTILLE DAY (France) : Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Death in D Minor (Gethsemane Brown #2), by Alexia Gordon, finished 6/17 ★★★.5
1 point : Ronan

16. SUMMER VACATION : Read a book where someone takes a vacation.
Reservations for Murder (Lighthouse Inn #2), by Tim Myers, finished 6/27 ★★★
1 point : festival attendees

17. SUMMER VACATION : Read a book set in an exotic location.
BONUS: set on an island
Pirate Latitudes, by Michael Crichton, finished 6/5 ★★★
3 points : set in Jamaica

18. EATING OUTDOORS : Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Follow the Money: A Month in the Life of a Ten-Dollar Bill, by Steve Boggan, finished 6/1 ★★★.5
1 point : BBQ

19. WEDDINGS : Read a book that involves a wedding
BONUS: Bride on the cover; show us the cover
Redfield Farm, by Judith Redline Coopey, finished 6/11 ★★★.5
1 point

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists; tell us which list
from Chick Lit for the Beach
Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty, finished 6/22 ★★★★
1 point

Follow the Money A Month in the Life of a Ten-Dollar Bill by Steve Boggan Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse (Aunt Dimity Mystery #22) by Nancy Atherton Booked 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery, #1) by J.C. Eaton An Uninvited Ghost (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #2) by E.J. Copperman Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton Three Can Keep a Secret (Stella Crown Mystery, #2) by Judy Clemens Murder at the Male Revue by Elizabeth Perona Redfield Farm A Novel of the Underground Railroad by Judith Redline Coopey Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #4) by Barbara Ross The Identicals A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
Death in D Minor (Gethsemane Brown Mysteries, #2) by Alexia Gordon Life Among the Cannibals A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It by Arlen Specter The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool by Lisa Scottoline Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Topped Chef (Key West Food Critic Mystery #3) by Lucy Burdette Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave Reservations for Murder (Lighthouse Mystery #2) by Tim Myers The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel Black Rose (In the Garden, #2) by Nora Roberts

***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 8/4 *****


message 7: by Sandra (last edited Aug 08, 2017 04:45AM) (new)

Sandra | 1009 comments I'm in!
POINTS - 119

TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Falling from Grace - Annabel Chant (Aug 2015) - 4 JUNE - 1
The Last Guy - Ilsa Madden-Mills (June 2017) - 19 JUNE - 3
Twirled Bond - Emma Hart (July 2016) - 24 JUNE - 1
Messing with Miki - Tara Crescent (June 2017) - 5 JULY - 3
Be on the Lookout: Bodyguard - Tyler Anne Snell (July 2016) - 29 JULY - 1
Falling from Grace (The Filth Monger #1) by Annabel Chant The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills Twirled Bond (Holly Woods Files, #5) by Emma Hart Messing with Miki (Playing For Love, #5) by Tara Crescent Be on the Lookout Bodyguard (Orion Security #3) by Tyler Anne Snell

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)
Seize - Clarissa Wild (June & July) - 3 JULY - 1
Seize (Delirious, #2) by Clarissa Wild

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
The Rose Petal Beach - Dorothy Koomson - 4 JUNE - 1
Only With Me - Kelly Elliott - 19 JUNE - 1
Sins of the Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 26 JUNE - 1
A Soldier's Oath - Debra Webb - 4 JULY - 1
The Darkest Hour - Maya Banks - 12 JULY - 1
Too Hot to Handle - Robin Kaye - 30 JULY - 3
The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson Only With Me (With Me #2) by Kelly Elliott Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon A Soldier's Oath (Colby Agency, #26) by Debra Webb The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1) by Maya Banks Too Hot to Handle (Domestic Gods, #2) by Robin Kaye

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)
Scorch - Clarissa Wild - 3 JULY - 1
Scorch (Delirious, #3) by Clarissa Wild

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
Sweeter than Ever - Bella Andre - 7 JUNE - 1
Lost in Her - Sandra Owens (Beach Scene) - 14 JUNE - 3
Seaside Secrets - Melissa Foster(Beach scene) - 8 JULY - 3
Seaside Nights - Melissa Foster (Beach scene) - 19 JULY - 3
Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye - 28 JULY - 1
Chasing Me - Jennifer Probst - 3 AUG - 1
Sweeter than Ever (The Sullivans, #16.5) by Bella Andre Lost in Her (K2 Team, #4) by Sandra Owens Seaside Secrets (Seaside Summers #4; Love in Bloom #27) by Melissa Foster Seaside Nights (Seaside Summers #5; Love in Bloom #28) by Melissa Foster Romeo, Romeo (Domestic Gods, #1) by Robin Kaye Chasing Me (Sex on the Beach) by Jennifer Probst

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
Dirty English - Ilsa Madden-Mills (R, W & B) - 9 JUNE - 3
Into the Light - Aleatha Romig - 14 JUNE - 1
Filthy English - Ilsa Madden-Mills (R, W & B) - 17 JUNE - 3
N is for Noose - Sue Grafton (R, W & B) - 21 JUNE - 3
Duke of Manhattan - Louise Bay (R W & B) - 27 JUNE - 3
Run to Me - Christy Reece - 7 JULY - 1
Dirty English (English, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills Into the Light (The Light, #1) by Aleatha Romig Filthy English (English, #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, #14) by Sue Grafton Duke of Manhattan by Louise Bay Run to Me (Last Chance Rescue, #3) by Christy Reece

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)
Lover Reborn - J.R. Ward - (Vampire bites someone) - 2 JUNE - 1
Lover at Last - J.R. Ward (Vampire) - 12 JUNE - 1
Empires and Kings - A.C. Bextor (Mafia tourtures and kills people) - 17 JUNE - 1
Saints and Savages - A.C. Bextor (Mafia tourtures and kills people) - 18 JUNE - 1
Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10) by J.R. Ward Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward Empires and Kings (Mafia, #1) by A.C. Bextor Saints and Savages (Mafia, #2) by A.C. Bextor

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Forever After - S.E. Lund - 3 JUNE - 1
The Morning - London Miller - 1 JULY - 1
Forever After by S.E. Lund The Morning by London Miller

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
Seduction and Snacks - Tara Sivec - 16 JULY - 1
Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.
Someone Like Her - Sandra Owens - 4 JUNE - 1
Worth the Chance - Vi Keeland - 20 JUNE - 1
Kept - Jami Alden - 7 JULY - 1
Someone Like Her (K2 Team, #2) by Sandra Owens Worth the Chance (MMA Fighter, #2) by Vi Keeland Kept (Gemini Men, #2) by Jami Alden

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
Worth the Fight - Vi Keeland (MMA) - 17 JUNE - 1
Worth Forgiving - Vi Keeland (MMA) - 26 JUNE - 1
Release Me - J. Kenner (MC plays tennis) - 25 JULY - 3
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter, #1) by Vi Keeland Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter, #3) by Vi Keeland Release Me (Stark Trilogy, #1) by J. Kenner

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
Bad Boy Saint - S.E. Lund (Author) - 23 JUNE - 1
Bad Boy Sinner - S. E. Lund (Author) - 23 JUNE - 1
Bad Boy Soldier - S.E. Lund (Author) - 23 JUNE - 1
Bad Boy Savior - S.E. Lund - 3 AUG - 1
Bad Boy Saint by S.E. Lund Bad Boy Sinner (Bad Boy #2) by S.E. Lund Bad Boy Soldier (Bad Boy #3) by S.E. Lund Bad Boy Savior (Bad Boy #4) by S.E. Lund

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown (Maryland) - 2 JUNE - 3
The Bunny is Coming - Tara Sivec - 3 JUNE - 1
Revenge Kisses - Addison Moore - 7 JUNE - 1
Shacking Up - Helena Hunting (New York) - 14 JULY - 3
Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich (New Jersey) - 15 JULY - 3
Mister O - Lauren Blakely (New York) - 16 JULY - 3
Dom X - The Complete Box Set - M.S. Parker (Pennsylvania) - 17 JULY - 3
Purity in Death - J.D. Robb (New York) - 18 JULY - 3
The King - J.R. Ward (New York) - 21 JULY - 3
Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich (New Jersey) - 22 JULY - 3
Full Package - Lauren Blakely (New York) - 27 JULY - 3
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown The Bunny is Coming (The Holidays, #4) by Tara Sivec Revenge Kisses (3 AM Kisses, #14) by Addison Moore Shacking Up by Helena Hunting Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum, #14.5) by Janet Evanovich Mister O by Lauren Blakely Dom X - The Complete Box Set by M.S. Parker Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) by J.R. Ward Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, #15) by Janet Evanovich Full Package by Lauren Blakely

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich - 10 JULY - 3
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 - Sue Townsend - 25 JULY - 1
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, #14) by Janet Evanovich The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Return to Me - Christy Reece - 4 JULY - 1
Royal Savage - Victoria Ashley - 24 JULY - 1
Return to Me (Last Chance Rescue, #2) by Christy Reece Royal Savage (Savage & Ink, #1) by Victoria Ashley

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.
Deadly Ever After - Lily Harper Hart - 29 JUNE - 1
Deadly Vacation - Lily Harper Hart - 19 JULY - 1
Deadly Ever After (Hardy Brothers Security #6) by Lily Harper Hart Deadly Vacation (Hardy Brothers Security #10) by Lily Harper Hart

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Unseen Messages - Pepper Winters (Set on island) - 3 JUNE - 3
Indigo Fire - Vickie McKeehan (Set on island) - 27 JUNE - 3
Indigo Heat - Vickie McKeehan (Set on island) - 27 JUNE - 3
Indigo Justice - Vickie McKeehan (Set on island) - 28 JUNE - 3
Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters Indigo Fire (The Indigo Brothers Trilogy Book 1) by Vickie McKeehan Indigo Heat (The Indigo Brothers Trilogy Book 2) by Vickie McKeehan Indigo Justice (The Indigo Brothers Trilogy Book 3) by Vickie McKeehan

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Point of No Return - Tiffany Snow - 10 JUNE - 1
Point of No Return (Kathleen Turner, #5) by Tiffany Snow

19. WEDDINGS : Read a book that involves a wedding
BONUS: Bride on the cover; show us the cover
Only Her - Sandra Owens - 19 JUNE - 1
Shoulda Been a Cowboy - Lorelei James - 20 JULY - 1
Ravelli's Defiant Bride - Lynne Graham - 8 AUG - 3
Only Her (K2 Team #5) by Sandra Owens Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Rough Riders, #7) by Lorelei James Ravelli's Defiant Bride by Lynne Graham


message 8: by Melanie (last edited Aug 30, 2017 02:18PM) (new)

Melanie | 20 comments Quarterly Challenges > Reading The Seasons - Summer.
Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017


Total points: 35

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

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

Goal: 11-20 points - Summer Fun

TASKS
1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
You - Caroline Kepnes - 6/11/2017 (Publication date: June 2015) - 1 point.

Unwind - Neal Shusterman - 6/27/2017 (Publication date: June 2009) - 1 point

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)
The Wonder - Emma Donoghue – 8/11/2017 (August) - 1 point.

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past - Jennifer Teege - 6/3/2017
How it fits: Contains the word hot in shot. - 3 pts.

Hot Six - Janet Evanovich - 7/3/2017 - 3 points

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
The Midnight Watch A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian by David Dyer The Midnight Watch: A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian - David Dyer - 6/3/2017
How it fits: Cover contains red, white and blue (red and white circular floatation ring + blue background.) - 3 points

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

Flashback - Michael Palmer - 6/16/2017
How it fits: Judge receives a blood transfusion after a car accident. - 3 points

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

Inside the O'Briens - Lisa Genova - 7/8/2017
How it fits: MC Joe is the father of 4 children. - 1 point

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

The Kingmaker's Daughter - Philippa Gregory - 6/21/2017
How it fits: Character Elizabeth Woodville and bonus set in England - 3 points

The White Princess - Philippa Gregory – 7/31/2017
How it fits: Character Elizabeth of York and bonus set in England - 3 points

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

ICE - Kevin Tinto - 7/20/2017
How it fits: Male MC is into professional mountaineering. - 1 point.

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

Bronte's Story: Tears, Trials And Triumphs: A Personal Battle With Anorexia - Bronte Cullis and Steve Bibb - 7/22/2017
How it fits: Over half of the book is set on Victoria Island, Canada- 1 pt

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.) (Tell us which state)

We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us - Allison DuBois - 6/26/2017 (Set in Arizona, USA) - 1 point

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver – 8/8/2017 (Bonus: Set in Connecticut, USA) - 3 point

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.

Dark Places - Gillian Flynn - 7/1/2017
How it fits: Ben is in prison for the murder of his mother and 2 sisters. - 1 point

Guantanamo Boy - Anna Perera - 8/5/2017
How it fits: MC is imprisoned for suspicion of terrorism. - 1 point

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

Indigo Fire - Vickie McKeehan - 6/24/2017
How it fits: Set in the Florida Keys area + set on an island (Indigo Key) - 3 points

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks - 7/11/2017
How it fits: (view spoiler) - 1 point

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon – 6/10/2017
How it fits: Positioned #39 on the Chick Lit for the Beach list. - 1 point


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Joann | 1232 comments Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017

Goal: 21+ points - Summer Lovin'

Progress: 43

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Revolution Earth - Nagle Lambert - 6/21/17 - published June 2012
Fifth Grave Past the Light - Darynda Jones - 7/15/17 - published July 2013
Curious Minds - Janet Evanovich - 7/16/17 - published July 2016
Next Door Secrets - Karen Lenfestey - 7/23/17 - published July 2014

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)
Instruments of Darkness - Imogen Robertson - 7/7/17 - set in June - 1 pt

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
A Red Herring Without Mustard - Alan Bradley - 6/9/17
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan - 6/25/17
Witching on a Star - Amanda Lee - 3/7/17

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew - Mel Bartholomew - 6/2/17 - 1 pt
The Witch of Belladonna Bay by Suzanne Palmieri - Suzanne Palmieri - 6/29/17
The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades - Nicole Blades - 7/9/17
From the Kitchen of Half Truth by Maria Goodin - Maria Goodin - 7/12/17

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney - Kathleen Rooney - 6/14/17 - 3 points
The Lost Girls by Heather Young - Heather Young - 7/17/17 - 1 pt
Poor Poor Ophelia (Krug and Kellog, #1) by Carolyn Weston -- Carolyn Weston - 7/24/17

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way
India Black and the Gentleman ThiefCarol Carr - 6/7/17 - awful murder with lots of blood and quite a few injuries with blood - 1 pt

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
False Mermaid - Erin Hart - 5/7/17 - 1 pt

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
The One That Got Away - Bethany Chase - 6/24/17 - Olympic swimmer

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author. Dead Cold - Louise Penny - 6/4/17 - both set in Canada and by a Canadian author

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state) A High-End Finish - Kate Carlisle - 6/13/17 - California
Murder at the Breakers - Alyssa Maxwell - 6/26/17 - Rhode Island - 3 pts
The Lost Key - C. Coulter & J.T Ellison - 7/20/17 - set in New York - 3 pts
Sixth Grave on the Edge - Darynda Jones - 7/26/17 - 1 pt
The Ghost and Mrs. McClure - Alice Kimberly - 7/28/17 - Rhode Island - 3 pts
Whispers Beyond the Veil - J. Estevao - 7/29/17 - Maine - 1 pt
Sprinkle with Murder - Jenn McKinlay - 7/30/17 - Arizona - a pt

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell - 6/19/17 - 3 pts

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Some Danger Involved- Will Thomas - 6/5/17
The Essay - Robin Yocum - 7/31/17

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation. The Other Einstein - Marie Benedict - 7/22/17

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Gone With the Witch - Heather Blake - 6/15/17
Thunder on the Right - Mary Stewart - 7/10/17

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list) -
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - 6/11/17 - Chick Lit for the Beach


message 10: by Erin (last edited Aug 27, 2017 02:35PM) (new)

Erin | 460 comments Completed 8/27/17

Reading the Seasons-Summer

Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017

21+ points - Summer Lovin'

24/24 tasks (16 books and four bonus tasks)

TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray: A Cookbook by Maria Bruscino Sanchez, published July 15, 1997, read 8/7/17

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook: Recipes and Stories to Celebrate the Bounty of the Moment by Nancy Vinneneau, read 6/5/17
From a Southern Oven: The Savories, The Sweets by Jean Andersen, read 8/12/17
150 Hearty Homestyle Recipes by Gooseberry Patch, read 8/7/17
Hot Mess 3 by Stormy Glenn, bonus for HOT in order, read 8/23/17
Home for Three by Nicole Stewart, read 8/26/17

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus by Matt Taibi, bonus for red, white and blue cover, read 6/9/17
Insane Clown President Dispatches from the 2016 Circus by Matt Taibbi

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
Undead and Unwary by MaryJanice Davidson, Queen Betsy, read 8/12/17
Undead and Unforgiven by MaryJanice Davidson, Queen Betsy, read 8/12/17
Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Armin, read 8/27/17
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith, bonus for set in England (it is the Queen!), read 8/12/17

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.
Bound by Megan Derr, book 2 in the Kria trilogy, read 8/12/17

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
Three Point Tuck by Charlie Richards, read 8/24/17
Six Degrees of Lust by Taylor V. Donovan, read 6/11/17

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Arctic Absolution by Lynn Kelling, read 8/26/17

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings, bonus: set in Hawaii, read 8/25/17


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Rina | 1084 comments Reading the Seasons-Summer

Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017

Level: 21+ points - Summer Lovin'
Points: 87

TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Tiefe Schuld, Manuela Obermeier, 15.06.2017 - published in June 2017 - 3 points
The Fourth Monkey, J.D. Barker, 11.07.2017 - published in June 2017 - 3 points
Targa - Der Moment, bevor du stirbst, B.C. Schiller, 13.07.2017 - published in July 2017 - 3 points
Die Fahrtenleserin, Karl Olsberg, 24.07.2017 - published in June 2017 - 3 points
Amnesia - Ich muss mich erinnern, Jutta Maria Herrmann, 09.08.2017 - published in June 2017 - 3 points
Sommer unseres Lebens, Kirsten Wulf, 15.08.2017 - published in July 2017 - 3 points

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)
AchtNacht, Sebastian Fitzek, 16.07.2017 - set in August - 1 point

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling, 07.06.2017 - 1 point
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis, 10.06.2017 - 1 point
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien. 23.06.2017 - 1 point
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling , 25.07.2017 - 1 point
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, 29.07.2017 - 1 point

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
Oxen - Das erste Opfer, Jens Henrik Jensen, 31.08.2017 - blue cover - 1 point
Oxen - Das erste Opfer (Niels Oxen, #1) by Jens Henrik Jensen

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Das Herz der verlorenen Dinge, Tad Williams, 03.06.2017 - Porto is a father - 1 point
Ich Vergebe Nicht, Mark Hill. 20.08.2017 - Ray is a father - 1 point

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie, 11.06.2017 - Elizabeth Wells, set in England - 3 points
The Secret, Kathryn Hughes, 01.07.2017 - MC is Elizabeth, set in England - 3 points
Florence Grace, Tracy Rees, 04.07.2017 - Mother of Florence is Elizabeth, set in England - 3 points
Amnesia - Ich muss mich erinnern, Jutta Maria Herrmann, 09.08.2017 - has a character named Lizzie - 1 point

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.
Hallowed, Cynthia Hand, 22.06.2017 - #2 in the Unearthly trilogy - 1 point

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
Atoning, Kelley Armstrong, 05.08.2017 - set in Canada - 1 point

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (Tell us which state)
Die Gerechte: Thriller, Peter Swanson, 08.06.2017 - 1 point
We Live in Water, Jess Walter, 09.06.2017 - set in USA - 1 point
The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks, 16.06.2017 - set in North Carolina - 3 points
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares, 17.06.2017 - set in Maryland - 3 points
Father's Day, Simon Van Booy, 25.06.2017 - set in New York - 3 points
The Obsession, Nora Roberts, 18.07.2017 - set in Washington - 1 point
The Naked Face, Sidney Sheldon, 31.07.2017 - set in New York - 3 points
The Summoning, Kelley Armstrong, 31.07.2017 - set in Buffalo, New York - 3 points
The Awakening, Kelley Armstrong, 01.08.2017 - set in New York - 3 points
The Reckoning, Kelley Armstrong, 01.08.2017 - set in New York - 3 points
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares, 03.08.2017 - set in Maryland - 3 points
Darkest Powers Tales, Kelley Armstrong, 04.08.2017 - set in New York - 3 points
A Cowboy to Remember, Barbara Ankrum, 06.08.2017 - set in Montana - 1 point
Storm Front, Jim Butcher, 19.08.2017 - set in Chicago - 1 point
Enchanted, Inc., Shanna Swendson, 26.08.2017 - set in New York - 3 points

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Eva Luna, Isabel Allende, 03.06.2017 - Melecio has been in prison - 1 point
Cinder, Marissa Meyer, 15.07.2017 - (view spoiler) - 1 points

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Beim Leben meiner Tochter, Michel Bussi, 24.06.2017 - set on La Réunion - 3 points
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs, 12.08.2017 - set on a remote island off the coast of Wales - 3 points
The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman, 22.08.2017 - set in Victorian London in an alternate world - 3 points
The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle, 26.08.2017 - 1 point

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier, 08.07.2017 - #2 on Down by the Sea List


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message 15: by Bonita (last edited Jul 11, 2017 02:36PM) (new)

Bonita | 633 comments Reading the Seasons - Summer

Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017

21+ points - Summer Lovin'


21/21

TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published

Freight Trained by Sarah Curtis 6/6/17
Published 6/13/16
Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti 6/7/17
Published 7/5/12
Releasing Rage by Cynthia Sax 6/11/17
Published 8/19/15
Loving Deviant by Laurann Dohner 6/27/17
Published 8/23/16

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)

Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl by Gail Damerow 6/2/17
The PatriOt THreat by Steve Berry 6/4/17
Do Less: A Minimalist Guide TO a Simplified, Organized, and Happy Life by Rachel Jonat 6/15/17
They Came TO BagHdad by Agatha Christie 6/23/17
DorOTHy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum 6/26/17
THe Road TO Oz by L. Frank Baum 6/28/17

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover

Memorial Day (Mitch Rapp, #7) by Vince Flynn Memorial Day by Vince Flynn 7/10/17

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

Blameless by Gail Carriger 6/17/17
Biffy is shot and loses a lot of blood.

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr 7/9/17 (Liz)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

+Secret Thoughts by Ian Dalton 6/17/17
Jillian and Brian play tennis.
+Tempest in Eden by Sandra Brown 6/20/17
Shay and Ian play tennis.

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)

(California) Emma Chizzit and the Napa Nemesis by Mary Bowen Hall 7/4/17

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

Murphy's Law by Lori Foster 6/5/17
Jude and May get married. Ashley helps May get ready for the wedding.

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


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Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 871 comments Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017

11-20 points - Summer Fun
21+ points - Summer Lovin'

Points: 15


TASKS


1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year - tell us when it was published - Pub 8/23/16 - Ravenous- 6/4 - 1 pt

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month) - June - Waiting for Love - 6/8 - 1 pt

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc) - The Poet Michael Connelly - 6/20 - 1 pt

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. - Lessons Learned (Great Chefs, #2) by Nora Roberts - 6/19 - 1 pt

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover - Into the Light (The Light, #1) by Aleatha Romig - 6/26 - 1 pt

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father. - The Virgin - 6/11 - 1 pt

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England) - Lizzy - Deep - 7/5 - 1 pt

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy. - Tart Lauren Dane - 8/2 - 1 pt

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis) - hockey - In Skates Trouble - 7/7 - 1 pt

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is by a Canadian author. - The Agreement S.E. Lund - 6/10 - 1 pt

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA - CA - Not Quite Perfect - 6/3 - 1 pt

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title) - Love Under Three Valentinos Cara Covington - 7/8 - 1 pt

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison. - White Hot - 6/28 - 1 pt

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue. - Imitation in Death J.D. Robb - 7/7 - 1 pt

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover - The Queen Tiffany Reisz - 6/20 - 1 pt

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


message 17: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Aug 23, 2017 01:14PM) (new)

~Melissa~ | 1690 comments TLC ~ Reading the Seasons - Summer
Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017
21+ points - Summer Lovin' (hopefully)
31/21


TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published

(BONUS - 3 PTS) July 1 2017 Top Hat 7/30/17 3♥
July 2013 An Unlocked Heart 6/3/17 3♥
June 2010 I Fell in Love with a Zombie 6/13/17 2♥
June 2014 Jay Walking 7/31/17 3♥
July 2015 Lush in Lace 7/29/17 3♥
Aug 2016 Shadow Falling 8/11/17 4♥

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
The Infected Holiday Special 6/3/17 4♥
Fire Touched 7/31/17 4♥

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
yellow cover Jumping Jude (Made Marian, #3) by Lucy Lennox 6/3/17 3.5♥

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
white w/red A Royal Affair (A Royal Affair, #1) by John Wiltshire 6/2/17 3.5♥
White Blush by Opal Carew 6/4/17 2♥
A Protectors Family Christmas (The Protectors, #5.5) by Sloane Kennedy 7/21/17 4♥
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher 7/23/17 4♥
7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

Changes 6/17/17 4 ♥ blood in book - this is a total spoiler so don't read if you haven't made it this far into the series.(view spoiler)


8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Logan's Need 6/16/17 4 ♥

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
Elizabeth Hunter (author) The Secret 6/13/17 4.5♥

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

Finding Trust (#2 Finding series) 6/17/17 2 ♥
Curse on the Land (#2 Soulwood) 6/20/17 4 -4.5♥
Master of Ghouls (#2 Spectr) 6/21/17 3 ♥
Redeeming Rafe (#2 Baretti Security ) 6/23/17 3 ♥
Shifting Gears (#2 Crossroads) 7/27/17 3 ♥
Dirty Bad Savage (#2 Dirty Bad) 7/25/17 2 ♥
Redesigning Max (#2 Foothills Pride) 7/13/17 3 ♥
Fight the Tide (#2 Kick at the Darkness) 7/8/17 3♥


11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
Fencing The Master Will Appear 6/10/17 4 ♥


12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
Oregon Just Drive 6/5/17 4♥

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
For One Night Only 6/4/17 3 ♥

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Finding Home (Rhys - has been in prison) 6/16/17 4 ♥

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation. Status Update 6/16/17 3 ♥

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


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Welcome Bonita, Karen and Melissa!


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Erin | 460 comments Caroline wrote: "Welcome Barb, Sandra, Melanie, Joann, Erin and Marie :)

(Erin, you're so organised!)"


Aw, thank you! So much nicer than compulsive LOL


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Erin wrote: "Caroline wrote: "Welcome Barb, Sandra, Melanie, Joann, Erin and Marie :)

(Erin, you're so organised!)"

Aw, thank you! So much nicer than compulsive LOL"


Lol :)


message 21: by JoAnne (last edited Jul 21, 2017 04:29PM) (new)

JoAnne | 36883 comments Mod
I'm in.

TLC ~ Reading the Seasons - Summer
Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017
21+ points
28/21+

TASKS


1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year
June 2015
Sin City Seduction L.L. Kellogg 6/9/17
BONUS Read a book published in June 2017
Revenge Lexi Blake 6/21/17

2. Read a book set in August.
Top Secret Twenty-One Janet Evanovich 6/5/17

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
Betting on a Hot SEAL Cat Johnson 6/22/17

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title
Down the Shore T. Torrest 6/16/17

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer.
Summer at the Lake (Flying Solo #1) by Linda Barrett Summer at the LakeLinda Barrett 7/5/17

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a blue cover
SEAL It With A Kiss (SEAL It With A Kiss Book 1) by Rogenna Brewer SEAL It With A Kiss Rogenna Brewer 6/8/17

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - Male character was shot with a gun and there was blood everywhere. A lot of violence in the book with a few people spilling blood.
Honor Jay Crownover 6/12/17

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Egomaniac Vi Keeland 6/30/17

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with a character named Elizabeth
The Witness Nora Roberts 6/14/17

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.
As Long As You Love Me Ann Aguirre 7/10/17

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport
Roman Sawyer Bennett 6/3/17

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author. BOTH
A Wild Ride Vivian Arend 6/22/17

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states -New Jersey
Notorious Nineteen Janet Evanovich 6/3/17

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title.
Takedown Twenty Janet Evanovich 6/5/17

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who has been in prison.
Master of Solitude Cherise Sinclair 6/2/17

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.
Fire Brand Susan Kyle 7/9/17

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island) Set in Hawaii
Walking in Fire Cathryn Cade 7/21/17

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a picnic meal.
On A Night Like This Barbara Freethy 6/2/17

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding
Fading Starlight Kathryn Cushman 6/4/17

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Chick Lit for the Beach #1115
The Sound of Glass Karen White 6/19/17


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message 23: by Jim (last edited Jun 11, 2017 07:54PM) (new)

Jim Townsend | 12 comments I would like to participate.

Reading the Seasons--Summer Lovin' - 21+ points.



TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published Midnight Riders The Story of the Allman Brothers Band by Scott Freeman ; paperback published 1 July 1996.

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)

Jim


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Welcome to the challenge Jim :)


message 25: by JoAnne (last edited Aug 19, 2017 01:41PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1084 comments SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task plus 2 points for each bonus task.
Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017
Read 36/36 books 57 points DONE!

21+ points - Summer Lovin'

TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance, #5) by Maria Geraci This Can't Be Love (Whispering Bay Romance #5) by Maria Geraci 6/23/17 5stars (June 27, 2017)
Undaunted A Western Romance Novel (Long, Tall Texans #47) by Diana Palmer Undaunted: A Western Romance Novel (Long, Tall Texans #47) by Diana Palmer 7/7/17 4stars (June 27, 2017)
Indigo Lake (Ransom Canyon #6) by Jodi Thomas Indigo Lake (Ransom Canyon #6) by Jodi Thomas 7/16/17 4stars (July 18, 2017)
Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1) by Kate Meader Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels #1) by Kate Meader 7/21/17 4stars (August 14, 2017)
You Say It First (Happily Inc, #1) by Susan Mallery You Say It First (Happily Inc, #1) by Susan Mallery 7/29/17 5stars (August 22, 2017)
A Warriner to Protect Her (Wild Warriners #1) by Virginia Heath A Warriner to Rescue Her (Wild Warriners #2) by Virginia Heath 8/1/17 4.5stars (July 1, 2017)
Beautiful Tempest (Malory-Anderson Family, #12) by Johanna Lindsey Beautiful Tempest (Malory Family #12) by Johanna Lindsey 8/6/17 5stars (July 11, 2017)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans 6/20/17 3.5stars
Twins for the Texan (Moonlight Beach Bachelors, #4; Billionaires and Babies, #69) by Charlene Sands Twins for the Texan (Moonlight Beach Bachelors, #4; Billionaires and Babies, #69) by Charlene Sands 8/11/17 4stars
In Pursuit of His Wife by Kristi Gold In Pursuit of His Wife by Kristi Gold 8/19/17 3stars

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)
The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews 7/5/17 4star (Beach House)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
Her Weekend Wrangler (Montana Hearts, #1) by Darlene Panzera Her Weekend Wrangler (Montana Hearts #1) by Darlene Panzera 8/2/17 4stars
(yellow)

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
No Greater Glory (The Cutteridge Family #1) by Cindy Nord No Greater Glory (The Cutteridge Family #1) by Cindy Nord 7/9/17 5stars
Christmas in Good Hope (Good Hope #1) by Cindy Kirk Christmas in Good Hope (Good Hope #1) by Cindy Kirk 8/1/17 4stars (red, white and blue even with a Christmas story - LOL!)

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)
Multiple Listings A Novel by Tracy McMillan Multiple Listings: A Novel by Tracy McMillan 6/9/17 3.5stars (Cody cuts finger while cutting a bagel; lots of blood; paramedics called)
It Takes Two (Italian Summer Book 1) by Lily Zante It Takes Two (Italian Summer Book 1) by Lily Zante 8/9/17 3stars (Carlos bloodies Ruben's nose when they get into an argument concerning Rona)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery 6/28/17 5stars (Jeff father to Kelly and Olivia)
The CEO's Little Surprise (Love and Lipstick #1) by Kat Cantrell The CEO's Little Surprise (Love and Lipstick #1) by Kat Cantrell 8/13/17 3stars (Gage)

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
If Not for You (New Beginnings, #3) by Debbie Macomber If Not for You (New Beginnings #3) by Debbie Macomber 7/12/17 4stars (Beth)

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
Cowboy Six Pack by Kari Lynn Dell Cowboy Six Pack by Kari Lynn Dell, Allison Merritt, Stephanie Berget, Paty Jager, Melissa Keir and D'Ann Lindun 8/5/17 4.5stars (all types of professional rodeos)
Secret Baby Scandal (Bayou Billionaires #4) by Joanne Rock Secret Baby Scandal (Bayou Billionaires #4) by Joanne Rock 8/7/17 4stars (Jean-Pierre and Henri Reynaud - pro-football)
Love Gently Falling by Melody Carlson Love Gently Falling (Valentine's Day) by Melody Carlson 8/11/17 3 stars (ice skating - Rita and Johnny)
Lovers and Newcomers A Novel by Rosie Thomas Lovers and Newcomers: A Novel by Rosie Thomas 8/16/17 3.5stars (Selwyn, Sam, Toby and Alpha run a 5K)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
Maybe This Summer (Colorado Ice, #2.5) by Jennifer Snow Maybe This Summer (Colorado Ice #2.5) by Jennifer Snow 6/24/17 4stars (Canadian author)

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
Murder at Lambswool Farm (A Seaside Knitters Mystery #11) by Sally Goldenbaum Murder at Lambswool Farm (Seaside Knitters Mystery #11) by Sally Goldenbaum 7/5/17 4stars (bonus - Massachusetts)
Love, Alice by Barbara Davis Love, Alice by Barbara Davis 7/26/17 4.5 stars (SC)

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks 7/14/17 4stars
Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer Christmas at Two Love Lane (Two Love Lane #1) by Kieran Kramer 7/23/17 4stars
Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber Two Suitors for Anna (Keepsake Pocket Quilt #3) by Molly Jebber 7/30/17 5stars

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 6/14/17 4stars (Sonja and Ove to Spain)
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo 7/24/17 5stars (Lucy and Darren to the Hamptons, Paris, Australia)

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Defender (Long, Tall Texans #46) by Diana Palmer Defender (Long, Tall Texans #46) by Diana Palmer 7/15/17 4stars (Isabel goes to the Bahamas for a vacation0
Heart of Fire  by Linda Howard Heart of Fire by Linda Howard 8/18/17 4stars (the Amazon)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Amish Brides by Jennifer Beckstrand Amish Brides by Jennifer Beckstrand, Molly Jebber, Amy Lillard 6/5/17 4stars (picnic - Reba, students and Abel)

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover
The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson 7/10/17 4stars (Cam and Kirstin)
Marry in Haste (Marriage of Convenience, #1) by Anne Gracie Marry in Haste (Marriage of Convenience, #1) by Anne Gracie 7/19/17 4stars


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message 28: by Kari (last edited Jul 16, 2017 03:44AM) (new)

Kari Kaz | 378 comments Reading the Seasons - Summer
21+ points - Summer Lovin'
Points earned: 81

TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017)
Going Commando by K.M. Neuhold - 6/22 (Pub June 2017) = 3 pts
Painkiller by Jenika Snow - 6/22 (Pub June 2016) = 1 pt
My Gold by C.M. Steele - 7/7 (Pub June 2017) = 3 pts
Sly by Jayne Blue - 7/8 (Pub July 2015) = 1 pt

2. Read a book set in June, July or August.

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title)
Tarnished Honor by Sabrina York - 6/4 = 1 pt
Hot as Puck by Lili Valente - 6/5 = 3 pts
Right Amount of Wrong by Bijou Hunter - 6/20 = 1 pt
Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige - 6/26 = 3 pts
Rich Dirty Dangerous by Julie Kriss - 7/2 = 1 pt
The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote - 7/11 = 1 pt

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)
Beauty in Summer by Ella Goode - 6/3 (word 'summer') = 1 pt
Primal Heat by Kimber White - 6/8 (word 'heat') = 1 pt
Summer Storm by L. Wilder - 6/11 (word 'summer') = 1 pt

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover)

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover)
Trey by Cat Johnson - 6/1 (red, white & blue) = 3 pts
Trey (Red, Hot & Blue, #1) by Cat Johnson
Jack by Cat Johnson - 6/3 (red, white & blue) = 3 pts
Jack (Red, Hot & Blue, #2) by Cat Johnson
Jimmy by Cat Johnson - 6/6 (red, white & blue) = 3 pts
Jimmy (Red, Hot & Blue, #3) by Cat Johnson
Jared by Cat Johnson - 6/14 (red, white & blue) = 3 pts
Jared (Red, Hot & Blue, #4) by Cat Johnson
Cole by Cat Johnson - 6/17 (red, white & blue) = 3 pts
Cole (Red, Hot & Blue, #5) by Cat Johnson
The Distance Between Stars by Nicole Conway - 6/22 (blue) = 1 pt
The Distance Between Stars by Nicole Conway
Painted Faces by LH Cosway - 6/23 (blue) = 1 pt
Painted Faces (Painted Faces, #1) by L.H. Cosway
Bobby by Cat Johnson - 7/16 (red, white & blue) = 3 pts
Bobby (Red, Hot & Blue, #6) by Cat Johnson

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
Sexy Motherpucker by Lili Valente - 6/16 (ice hockey) = 1 pt
Lyric and Lingerie by Tracy Wolff - 6/19 (football) = 1 pt
Seducing Cinderella by Gina L Maxwell - 7/16 (MMA) = 1 pt

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
Reaper by Gerri Glen - 6/8 (Canadian author) = 1 pt
Swan and the Bear by Eve Langlais - 6/10 (Canadian author) = 1 pt
Croc and the Fox by Eve Langlais - 6/16 (Canadian author) = 1 pt
Lion and the Falcon by Eve Langlais - 6/27 (Canadian author) = 1 pt

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states)
Real Men Don't Drink Appletinis by Liz Matis - 6/5 (NYC) = 3 pts
Stuffed: A Thanksgiving Romance by Jessica Gadziala - 6/7 (Massachusetts) = 3 pts
Can't Stop Fate by Debra Kayn - 6/13 (Montana) = 1 pt
Moonshine by Tess Oliver - 6/15 (Virginia) = 3 pts
Jaded and Tyed by Penelope Ward - 6/17 (California) = 1 pt
Holding His Forever by Alexa Riley - 6/18 (NYC) = 3 pts
Harmony and High Heels by Tracy Wolff - 6/28 (Texas) = 1 pt
Repent by Ella Blaire - 7/2 (Louisiana) = 1 pt
Lyric’s Accidental Mate by Elle Boon - 7/4 (Texas) = 1 pt
Colt by Jayne Blue - 7/13 (Ohio) = 1 pt

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
Barbarian Three by Kim Fox - 6/14 = 1 pt

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Jensen by Juliana Conners - 6/2 (MC was in prison) = 1 pt
Dex by Jayne Blue - 7/1 (MC was in prison) = 1 pt

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Tropical Tiger Spy by Zoe Chant - 7/5 (tropical island resort) = 3 pts
Tropical Wounded Wolf by Zoe Chant - 7/10 (tropical island resort) = 3 pts
Caveman Alien's Ransom by Calista Skye - 7/14 (tropical jungle planet) = 1 pt

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Lawful Escort by Tina Folsom - 6/18 (picnic) = 1 pt
Unhinged by Phoenyx Slaughter - 6/29 (bbq) = 1 pt

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover)
I Do, Babe by Tillie Cole - 6/1 (wedding & bride on the cover) = 3 pts
I Do, Babe (Hades Hangmen, #5.5) by Tillie Cole

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach


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message 30: by Lily (last edited Jul 05, 2017 06:54AM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 122 comments Summer Fun Level - 11 points (7 books, 2 of them with bonus points)


7/7 ~ finished June 30th

Read a book published in June...
Just a Bit Ruthless by Alessandra Hazard ~ 6/30/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title...
This Other Country by John Wiltshire ~ 6/27/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)...
Road to the Sun by Keira Andrews ~ 6/26/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover)...
Love Connection (#gaymers, 3.5) by Annabeth Albert by Annabeth Albert ~ 6/1/17 ~ 4★
Read a book with a main character who is a father...
Poppy's Secret by Andrew Grey ~ 6/3/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book set in USA...
Save the Date by Annabeth Albert & Wendy Qualls ~ 6/4/17 ~ 3.5★
Read a book that involves a wedding...
Symphony in Blue by Shira Anthony ~ 6/8/17 ~ 4★


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Welcome Lily :)


message 32: by Lauren (last edited Jun 28, 2017 10:36AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenv) | 114 comments Reading the Seasons - Summer
June 1 - August 31

Points: 20
Tasks Completed: 11/20


1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
The Black Prism 6/12 - published 8/25/2010

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders 6/10
Death by Coffee 6/15

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
The Song Rising (The Bone Season, #3) by Samantha Shannon 6/28 - fire, warm colors

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich 6/14 - bonus!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 6/27

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)
Wayfarer 6/3 - most of the characters get injured and bleed
Heir of Fire 6/12 - lots of characters get injured

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
A Gentleman in Moscow 6/21 - Count Rostov is an adoptive father

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
The Spymistress 6/18 - mc=Elizabeth Van Lew

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
It Ends with Us 6/5 - set in Boston, MA
The Fever Code 6/22 - set in AK

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
7th Heaven 6/6
The 8th Confession 6/7

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Homegoing 6/1 - H was in prison

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Shades of Earth 6/13 - set on another planet

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


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Welcome Lauren :)


message 34: by Ruth (last edited Aug 25, 2017 03:19AM) (new)

Ruth | 26 comments Reading the Seasons - Summer
June 1 - August 31

Points: 14+5 bonus
Tasks Completed: 14/20

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Hollywood Wives Jackie Collins first published in July 1983 *READ* June 17

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
The Pocket Yeats Fiona Biggs *READ* July 17

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)
Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller *READ* July 17

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Summer Sisters Judy Blume *READ* 14 Aug 2017

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover Frog Music by Emma Donoghue Frog Music Emma Donoghue

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys Viv Albertine ( Viv hemorrhages with cancer, blood mentioned throughout book ( highlighted in book introduction) ) *READ* June 17

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band Tommy Lee *READ* June 17

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
Vicious: The Art of Dying Young Mark PaytressQueen Elizabeth mentioned in it + set in England. *READ* June 17

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
The Friday Night Knitting Club ( author) Kate Jacobs *READ* June 17

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards ( Pittsburg, Pennsylvania) *READ* June 17

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
Slaughterhouse-FiveKurt Vonnegut Jr. *READ* Aug 2017

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Newes from the Dead Mary Hooper * READ* July 17

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Divided Loyalties Patricia Scanlan *READ* Aug 2017

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Talk of the TowncMary Kay McComas *READ* July 17

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


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Welcome to the challenge Ruth :)


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ConnieD (bookwithcat) I'll try for Super Seasonal then go from there.


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Good luck Connie :)


message 38: by Abby (last edited Jun 06, 2017 05:14AM) (new)

Abby Greenleaf (mythicalmermaid101) | 35 comments I'm in!

Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017

Points: 2
Tasks Completed: 2/12



TASKS
1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation) Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (A Character is able to control blood -someone else's or their own-) 6/05/17

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states [ Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. (hide spoiler)] (Tell us which state)

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover That Summer by Sarah Dessen (The cover does not have any wedding scenes on it, however, the main character's father gets married as well as her sister.) 6/06/17
That Summer by Sarah Dessen

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


message 39: by Jackie (last edited Nov 18, 2017 09:02AM) (new)

Jackie | 387 comments READ THE SEASONS : SUMMER, 6/1 - 8/31
0 POINTS TO DATE


1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year; tell us when it was published
BONUS: published in June, July or August 2017
Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong - 6/7/17
Published July 2015

2. Read a book set in June, July or August; tell us which month
Come Hell Or High Water: A Lew Travis Mystery by Charles Dayton - 6/13/17
Set in July

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order.
BONUS: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc.
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter - 6/9/17

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title
BONUS: 'Sun' in the title.
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger - 10/1/17
Summer related word - lake

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer; show us the cover
BONUS: Beach scene on cover
Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia, #8) by Ann B. Ross by Ann B. Ross - 6/3/17

6. FLAG DAY : Read a book with a red, white or blue cover; show us the cover
BONUS: red, white AND blue on cover
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire by Jamie McGuire - 6/10/17
Red, white, and blue on cover

7. WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY (June 14th) : Read a book that involves blood in some way; tell us how it fits
BONUS: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation
Trace The Dead Eye by Steven D. Bennett - 6/16/17
MC is shot

8. FATHER'S DAY : Read a book with a main character who is a father.
First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom - 6/13/17

9. QUEEN'S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY (UK) : Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth: Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc)
BONUS: also set in England
Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab - 8/2/17
MC Liz Cooper

10. MIDSUMMERS DAY : Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen - 7/20/17
The Ascendance Trilogy #2

11. WIMBLEDON : Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally)
BONUS: The sport is tennis
Calico Joe by John Grisham - 6/19/17

12. CANADA DAY (July 1st) : Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery - 7/4/17
Set in Canada and Canadian author

13. INDEPENDENCE DAY (4th of July) : Read a book set in USA
BONUS: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states: (view spoiler); tell us which state
Who Murdered Mr. Malone? by Hope Callaghan - 6/13/17
Set in Michigan

14. 4th OF JULY : Read a book with a number in the title.
BONUS: The number 4 in the title

15. BASTILLE DAY (France) : Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
The Clockwork Cathedral by Heather Blackwood - 6/26/17
One of the MCs had been in prison

16. SUMMER VACATION : Read a book where someone takes a vacation.
The Death of Amelia Marsh by MaryJo Dawson - 6/10/17
MC goes to England from US

17. SUMMER VACATION : Read a book set in an exotic location.
BONUS: set on an island
Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry - 8/5/17
Set on fictional Mollusk Island

18. EATING OUTDOORS : Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
The Warlock by Michael Scott - 7/26/17

19. WEDDINGS : Read a book that involves a wedding
BONUS: Bride on the cover; show us the cover
The Firefly Dance by Sarah Addison Allen - 6/14/17
Louise's mother remarries

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists; tell us which list:
Great Beach Reads
Down By The Sea
Chick Lit for the Beach


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Welcome to the challenge Abby and Jackie :)


message 41: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 26 comments Caroline wrote: "Welcome to the challenge Ruth :)"
Thanks Caroline :)


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Abby Greenleaf (mythicalmermaid101) | 35 comments Caroline wrote: "Welcome to the challenge Abby and Jackie :)"
Thank you :)


message 43: by Izzy (last edited Jul 14, 2017 07:00AM) (new)

Izzy | 12 comments I'm in!
Points- 43
Tasks completed- 16

TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany
(July 2016-not 2017) 6/2
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (August 2016) 6/25

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett 6/26 (It basically takes place during all the summer months)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate (As you can see, not in order) 6/1
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron 6/5 (Again, not in order)
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen by Sarah Dessen 6/18 (Once more, not in order)
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1) by Holly Black by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare 7/1 (What a surprise, they're not in order)
The Teacher's Funeral A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck by Richard Peck 7/6 (Shock of all shocks, not in order)
The Secret Life of the American Musical How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel by Jack Viertel 7/9 (Do I even have to say it?)

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)
That Summer by Sarah Dessen (Summer, but not Sun) 6/3

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn by Rachel Cohn 6/22
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy by Julie Murphy 6/28
No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky by Goldy Moldavsky 7/10 (It's not the cover that reminds me of summer, it's the story. Because it takes place at a summer camp)

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan by Pam Muñoz Ryan 6/8 (Qualifies for both!)
Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff by Zan Romanoff 6/19 (Again, qualifies for both)
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin by Ali Benjamin 7/4 (Blue Cover)

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 6/6 (A character gets shot so...)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 6/12 (The plot kind of centers around the main character's father)
The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare 7/2 (The MC's father is a main character who is very important to the plot as a whole)

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (Eliza, but not set in England) 6/7

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (Swimming)
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier 6/21 (Tennis)
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate 7/11 (Swimming)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller 6/16 (New York City, which is in New York, which is one of the Thirteen Colonies)
I Was Here by Gayle Forman 6/28 (Washington)

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge 6/11 (The main character was in their world's equivalent of prison)

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde 6/12 (The three main characters go on vacation to a Con)

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
A Whole New World by Liz Braswell 6/12 (It takes place in Agrabah, a fictional place supposed to be in the Middle East somewhere, and that's pretty exotic)
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray 7/14 (Takes place on an island!)

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.
Looking for Alaska by John Green 7/8 (Picnic)

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen by Sarah Dessen 7/7 (As you can see, there is a bride on the cover)

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)/
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen 6/15 (Great Beach Reads)


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Welcome to the challenge Izzy!


message 45: by Izzy (new)

Izzy | 12 comments Thank you Caroline!
#4- That Summer by Sarah Dessen by Sarah Dessen
Points- 4
Tasks Completed- 4


message 46: by Claire (last edited Sep 02, 2017 03:13AM) (new)

Claire  | 285 comments I'm a few days late, but please count me in. Can I use the books I allready read in juin?

9/20

Duration: June 1st 2017 - Aug 31st 2017


11-20 points - Summer Fun


TASKS

1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Dieper dan de doden by Tami Hoag Dieper dan de doden published august 1 2012

2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)

4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery #8) by Sara Rosett

6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover

7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)

8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
In ongenade by J.M. Coetzee In ongenade

9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)

10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas read: 26/8/2017 the three musketeers play tennis

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)

14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)

15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.

16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island) In the Beginning Was the Sea by Tomás González In the Beginning Was the Sea set on an Island in Columbia

18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal. Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


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Izzy wrote: "Thank you Caroline!
#4- That Summer by Sarah Dessen by Sarah Dessen
Points- 4
Tasks Completed- 4"


Don't forget to update your original post Izzy :)


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Claire wrote: "I'm a few days late, but please count me in. Can I use the books I allready read in juin?..."

Welcome to the challenge Claire. You may include any books you have already read since 1st June :)


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Claire  | 285 comments Thank you, Caroline.


message 50: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Sep 05, 2017 06:25AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 448 comments Reading the Seasons
Duration: June 1 - August 31, 2017
Points: 25



1. Read a book published in June, July or August of any year (Bonus: published in June, July or August 2017) - tell us when it was published
Aug 2015 - The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer 6/21/17 - 1pt
July 2015 - The Real Gyro by Chloe Kendrick 7/6/17 - 1pt
Aug 2012 - Sea Sick by Iain Rob Wright 7/25/17 - 1pt
July 2015 - Onyx Dragon by Terry Bolryder 8/12/17 - 1pt


2. Read a book set in June, July or August. (tell us which month)

3. Read a book with the letters H O T somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Hot' in order in the title, so Hot, Hotter, Shot etc)
Heir of the Dog by Hailey Edwards 7/7/17 - 1pt
Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison 8/31/17 - 1pt
Ruby Celeste and the Ghost Armada by Nicholas J. Ambrose 8/31/17 - 1pt


4. Read a book with a summer related word in the title (Bonus: 'Sun' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of summer. This can be as simple as a yellow cover. (Bonus: Beach scene on cover) - show us the cover
Sunglasses - Shameless (Bound Hearts, #7) by Lora Leigh 6/7/17 - 1pt


6. Flag Day - Read a book with a red, white or blue cover (Bonus: red, white AND blue on cover) - show us the cover
Pride (Shifters, #3) by Rachel Vincent 6/11/17 - 1pt


7. World Blood Donor Day (June 14th) - Read a book that involves blood in some way - tell us how it fits (Bonus: a character donates blood or receives a blood donation)
MC slaughters a group of bad guys - Satan's Sword by Debra Dunbar 8/10/17 - 1pt


8. Fathers Day - Read a book with a main character who is a father.
The Bank of the River by Michael Richan 7/16/17 - 1pt
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore 8/27/17 - 1pt


9. Queen's Official Birthday (UK) - Read a book with an author or character named Elizabeth (or some form of Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Betty etc) (Bonus: also set in England)
Her Own Devices by Shelley Adina 6/10/17 - 3pts


10. Midsummers Day - Read a book that is #2 in a trilogy.

11. Wimbledon - Read a book where somebody takes part in a sport (does not have to be professionally) (Bonus: The sport is tennis)

12. Canada Day (July 1st) - Read a book that is set in Canada OR by a Canadian author.
Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge 6/21/17 - 1pt

13. Independence Day (4th of July) - Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies' states (view spoiler) (Tell us which state)
MA - Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco 8/5/17 - 3pts


14. 4th of July - Read a book with a number in the title. (Bonus: The number 4 in the title)
One Flight Stand by Kim Linwood 8/18/17 - 1pt
One Tequila by Tricia O'Malley 7/21/17 - 1pt


15. Bastille Day (France) - Read a book with a character who is, or has been, in prison.
Stirred by J.A. Konrath 8/16/17 - 1pt
Shaken by J.A. Konrath 8/9/17 - 1pt
The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole 7/29/17 - 1pt


16. Summer vacation - Read a book where someone takes a vacation.

17. Summer vacation - Read a book set in an exotic location. (Bonus: set on an island)
Brazil - The Hunted by L.A. Banks 6/29/17 - 1pt


18. Eating outdoors - Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic meal.

19. Weddings - Read a book that involves a wedding (Bonus: Bride on the cover) - show us the cover

20. Read a book that features on one of these lists – Great Beach Reads, Down By The Sea, Chick Lit for the Beach - (Tell us which list)


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