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message 1: by Corrine (new)

Corrine June 1- Dare Day I dare you to read a book off your to-read list
June 2, 2017- Doughnut Day Originating from Salvation Army lassies bringing donuts to the from lines. Read a book about war
June 3- Repeat Day Reread a book
June 4- Hug your Cat day Read a book with an animal on the cover
June 5- World Environment Day Read a book with a green cover
June 6- Yo-Yo Day Read a book with the title or authors name starting with Y
June 7- Chocolate Ice Cream day Read a book set during the summer
June 8- Name Your Poison Read a book that has a rating lower then 3.5 stars or a book that has been released in the last 2 months (or an arc)
June 9- Donald Duck’s Day Donald Duck’s birthday Read a book with alliterating title or author’s name. A letter must appear twice in the tittle and/or the author’s name
June 10- Iced Tea Day Iced tea has some suspected medicinal properties Read a book where someone struggles with illness
June 11- Corn on the Cob Day Read a book with the letters CORN in the title
June 12- Red Rose Day Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Australia host Red Rose day and week Read a book with flowers on the cover
June 13- Sewing Machine Day The first sewing machine was made in France in the 1830s Read a book set in the 1800s
June 14- Monkey around day Read a book in the letters MONKEY in the title
June 15- Smile Power Day Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher
June 16- Fresh Veggies Day Read a book with the main occupation of the main characters is farming
June 17, 2017- Jugglers Day Read a trilogy
June 18, 2017- Fathers Day Read a book with a single dad
June 19- Kissing Day Read a romance novel
June 20- Ice Cream Soda Day Read a book that has the letters CREAM in the title
June 21- Selfie Day Read a book with a person on the cover
June 22- Chocolate Eclair Day Read a book about diets, eating disorders, or the dangers of sugar etc.
June 23- Pink Day Read a book with a pink cover
June 24- Swim a Lap Read a book that takes place on a beach or at a pool
June 25- Catfish Day Read a book about cyber bullying or internet safety.
June 26- Forgiveness Day Read a book you have DNFed
June 27- Sunglasses Day Read a book with the sun on the cover
June 28- Paul Bunyan Day Read a book with trees on the cover
June 29- Waffle Iron Day Read a book where the main character is a chef
June 30- Meteor Watch Day Read a book set in another world

You will receive a 20 point bonus if you complete all tasks

You may only do each task twice, but will only receive bonus points once

All dates from http://holidayinsights.com/moreholida...


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message 6: by Celia (last edited Nov 08, 2017 03:14PM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Here is my tentative plan for completing the challenge

June 1- Dare Day I dare you to read a book off your to-read list: A Dog's Journey ***COMPLETE***
June 2, 2017- Doughnut Day Originating from Salvation Army lassies bringing donuts to the front lines. Read a book about war: A Long Way Gone ***COMPLETE***
June 3- Repeat Day Reread a book: The Good Earth
***COMPLETE***
June 4- Hug your Cat day Read a book with an animal on the cover: Dead Cert ***COMPLETE***
June 5- World Environment Day Read a book with a green cover: A Prayer for Owen Meany ***COMPLETE***
June 6- Yo-Yo Day Read a book with the title or authors name starting with Y: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
***COMPLETE***
June 7- Chocolate Ice Cream day Read a book set during the summer: To the Lighthouse ***COMPLETE***
June 8- Name Your Poison Read a book that has a rating lower than 3.5 stars or a book that has been released in the last 2 months (or an arc): The Story of Arthur Truluv (arc) ***COMPLETE***
June 9- Donald Duck’s Day Donald Duck’s birthday Read a book with alliterating title or author’s name. A letter must appear twice in the title and/or the author’s name: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats ***COMPLETE***
June 10- Iced Tea Day Iced tea has some suspected medicinal properties Read a book where someone struggles with illness : The Things We Keep ***COMPLETE***
June 11- Corn on the Cob Day Read a book with the letters CORN in the title: The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson
***COMPLETE***
June 12- Red Rose Day Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Australia host Red Rose day and week Read a book with flowers on the cover: Love and Summer ***COMPLETE***
June 13- Sewing Machine Day The first sewing machine was made in France in the 1830s Read a book set in the 1800s: Astoria
***COMPLETE***
June 14- Monkey around day Read a book in the letters MONKEY in the title: Starlight Symphonies of Oak and Glass
***COMPLETE***
June 15- Smile Power Day Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher: The Color of Water
***COMPLETE***
June 16- Fresh Veggies Day Read a book with the main occupation of the main characters is farming: Early Warning
***COMPLETE***
June 17, 2017- Jugglers Day Read a trilogy: House of Earth
***COMPLETE***: Sons, book 2 of The House of Earth Trilogy
June 18, 2017- Father’s Day Read a book with a single dad: Salvage the Bones
***COMPLETE***
June 19- Kissing Day Read a romance novel: Juliet
***COMPLETE***
June 20- Ice Cream Soda Day Read a book that has the letters CREAM in the title: America's Hidden History
***COMPLETE***
June 21- Selfie Day Read a book with a person on the cover: Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane ***COMPLETE***
June 22- Chocolate Eclair Day Read a book about diets, eating disorders, or the dangers of sugar etc.: The Case Against Sugar
***COMPLETE***
June 23- Pink Day Read a book with a pink cover: The American Lady
***COMPLETE***
June 24- Swim a Lap Read a book that takes place on a beach or at a pool: Ten Days in Paradise ***COMPLETE***
June 25- Catfish Day Read a book about cyber bullying or internet safety.: The Ultimate Guide to Internet Safety Second Edition
June 26- Forgiveness Day Read a book you have DNFed: My Brilliant Friend ***COMPLETE***
June 27- Sunglasses Day Read a book with the sun on the cover: Hunger in the Heart ***COMPLETE***
June 28- Paul Bunyan Day Read a book with trees on the cover: The Lake House ***COMPLETE***
June 29- Waffle Iron Day Read a book where the main character is a chef: Yes, Chef
***COMPLETE***
June 30- Meteor Watch Day Read a book set in another world: Stranger in a Strange Land ***COMPLETE***


message 7: by Celia (last edited Jun 04, 2017 07:43PM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Ten Days In Paradise by Linda Abbott
Ten Days in Paradise, by Linda Abbott
339 pages
Date Completed: Jun 04
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 24- Swim a Lap Read a book that takes place on a beach or at a pool
How It Fits: The book takes place in Sanibel Island Florida. Beach scenes and even pool scenes abound.
3 points
Total so far: 3 points


message 8: by Celia (last edited Jun 05, 2017 12:56PM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) My Brilliant Friend (L'amica geniale #1) by Elena Ferrante
My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
338 pages
Date Completed: Jun 05
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 26- Forgiveness Day Read a book you have DNFed
How It Fits: I started this book in January and then put it down about 30 pages in. In the meantime, my book club selected so I did finish it.
3 points
Total so far: 6 points


message 9: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
209 pages
Date Completed: Jun 09
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 7- Chocolate Ice Cream day Read a book set during the summer
How It Fits: The Ramsay family is on vacation in their second home on the Isle of Wight. Much of the book takes place in summer time.
2 points
Total so far: 8 points


message 10: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
The Story of Arthur Truluv, by Elizabeth Berg
220 pages
Date Completed: Jun 11
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 8- Name Your Poison Read a book that has a rating lower than 3.5 stars or a book that has been released in the last 2 months (or an arc)
How It Fits: I received an arc from BookSense
2 points
Total so far: 10 points


message 11: by Celia (last edited Jun 15, 2017 09:21AM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
547 pages
Date Completed: Jun 14
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 5- World Environment Day Read a book with a green cover
How It Fits: Green Cover!!
5 points
Total so far: 15 points


message 12: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Dead Cert by Dick Francis
Dead Cert, by Dick Francis
277 pages
Date Completed: Jun 16
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 4- Hug your Cat day Read a book with an animal on the cover
How It Fits: Horse on Cover
2 points
Total so far: 17 points


message 13: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Early Warning (Last Hundred Years A Family Saga, #2) by Jane Smiley
Early Warning, by Jane Smiley
476 pages
Date Completed: Jun 21
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 16- Fresh Veggies Day Read a book with the main occupation of the main characters is farming
How It Fits: The Langdons own farming acreage in Iowa
4 points
Total so far: 21 points


message 14: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
The Things We Keep, by Sally Hepworth
338 pages
Date Completed: Jun 21
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 10- Iced Tea Day Iced tea has some suspected medicinal properties Read a book where someone struggles with illness
How It Fits: Anna Forster has early onset Alzheimer's (she is 38)
3 points
Total so far: 24 points


message 15: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See
352 pages
Date Completed: Jun 26
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 21- Selfie Day Read a book with a person on the cover
How It Fits: A person is in the background, covered by leaves
3 points
Total so far: 27 points


message 16: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Astoria John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival, by Peter Stark
384 pages
Date Completed: Jun 29
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 13- Sewing Machine Day The first sewing machine was made in France in the 1830s Read a book set in the 1800s
How It Fits: John Jacob Astor and all the 'characters' are historical figures
3 points
Total so far: 30 points
Completed 10 out of 30 clues


message 17: by Celia (last edited Jul 08, 2017 07:16AM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Juliet by Anne Fortier
Juliet, by Anne Fortier
533 pages
Date Completed: Jul 7
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 19- Kissing Day Read a romance novel
How It Fits: Romeo falls in love with Giuletta
5 points
Total so far: 35 points


message 18: by Celia (last edited Jul 22, 2017 07:17PM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) A Dog's Journey (A Dog's Purpose, #2) by W. Bruce Cameron
A Dog's Journey, by W. Bruce Cameron
337 pages
Date Completed: Jul 9
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 1- Dare Day I dare you to read a book off your to-read list
How It Fits: It actually has the letters DARE in it. (I just couldn't dare to read ANY ole book)
3 points
Total so far: 38 points


message 19: by Celia (last edited Jul 15, 2017 03:33PM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride
291 pages
Date Completed: Jul 15
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 15- Smile Power Day Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher
How It Fits: As of July 15, 2017, rated 4.06
2 points
Total so far: 40 points


message 20: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) America's Hidden History Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation by Kenneth C. Davis
America's Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation, by Kenneth C. Davis
274 pages
Date Completed: Jul 15
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 20- Ice Cream Soda Day Read a book that has the letters CREAM in the title
How It Fits: The letters CREAM are all in the first WORD of the title
2 points
Total so far: 42 points


message 21: by Celia (last edited Jul 16, 2017 04:49PM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Yes, Chef, by Marcus Samuelsson
337 pages
Date Completed: Jul 16
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 29- Waffle Iron Day Read a book where the main character is a chef
How It Fits: Marcus Samuelsson is a chef
3 points
Total so far: 45 points


message 22: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Lake House by Kate Morton
The Lake House, by Kate Morton
495 pages
Date Completed: Jul 22
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 28- Paul Bunyan Day Read a book with trees on the cover
How It Fits: The cover contains a house, lake and TREES!!
4 points
Total so far: 49 points


message 23: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson by Brian Doyle
The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson, by Brian Doyle
225 pages
Date Completed: Jul 22
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 11- Corn on the Cob Day Read a book with the letters CORN in the title
How It Fits: The letters CORN are in the word CARSON of the title
2 points
Total so far: 51 points


message 24: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) A Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah
229 pages
Date Completed: Aug 1
Review Link:https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 02 - Doughnut Day Originating from Salvation Army lassies bringing donuts to the front lines. Read a book about war
How It Fits: Ishmael Beah was a child soldier in Sierra Leone
2 points
Total so far: 53 points


message 25: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Love and Summer by William Trevor
Love and Summer, by William Trevor
212 pages
Date Completed: Aug 2
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 12- Red Rose Day Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Australia host Red Rose day and week Read a book with flowers on the cover
How It Fits: The flowers on the cover are daisies
2 points
Total so far: 55 points


message 26: by Celia (last edited Aug 13, 2017 08:34AM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Good Earth (House of Earth #1) by Pearl S. Buck
The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
354 pages
Date Completed: Aug 12
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 03- Repeat Day Reread a book
How It Fits: I originally read this when I was in high school (about 52 years ago - yikes!!)
3 points
Total so far: 58 points


message 27: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Philipp Sendker
337pages
Date Completed: Aug 13
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 09- Donald Duck’s Day Donald Duck’s birthday Read a book with alliterating title or author’s name. A letter must appear twice in the title and/or the author’s name
How It Fits: Not only does the title contain 2 words that start with H, two of the words, Art and Heart(beats) rhyme
3 points
Total so far: 61 points


message 28: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, by Sunil Yapa
320 pages
Date Completed: Aug 21
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 06- Yo-Yo Day Read a book with the title or author's name starting with Y
How It Fits: Not only does the title start with Y, but the author's last name starts with Y too
3 points
Total so far: 64 points


message 29: by Celia (last edited Aug 29, 2017 10:44AM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
261 pages
Date Completed: Aug 28
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 18, 2017- Father’s Day Read a book with a single dad
How It Fits: Daddy IS a widower
2 points
Total so far: 66 points


message 30: by Celia (last edited Sep 03, 2017 04:46PM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Starlight Symphonies of Oak and Glass A Novel of the Great Lakes by Alexandria V. Nolan
Starlight Symphonies of Oak and Glass: A Novel of the Great Lakes, by Alexandria V. Nolan
249 pages
Date Completed: Aug 31
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 14- Monkey around day Read a book with the letters MONKEY in the title
How It Fits: The letters of MONKEY are in the title
2 points
Total so far: 68 points


message 31: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Sons (House of Earth, #2) by Pearl S. Buck
Sons, by Pearl S. Buck
320 pages
Date Completed: Sep 8
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 17, 2017- Jugglers Day Read a trilogy: House of Earth
How It Fits: Sons is Book 2 of The House of Earth Trilogy
3 points
Total so far: 71 points


message 32: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes
282 pages
Date Completed: Sep 23
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 22- Chocolate Eclair Day Read a book about diets, eating disorders, or the dangers of sugar etc
How It Fits: SUGAR IS DANGEROUS
Total so far: 73 points


message 33: by Celia (last edited Oct 29, 2017 06:16AM) (new)

Celia (cinbread19) Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
414 pages
Date Completed: Oct 20, 2017
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: June 30- Meteor Watch Day - Read a book set in another world
How It Fits: Set in the strange world of Robert Heinlein
Total so far: 77 points


message 34: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) A Hunger in the Heart by Kaye Park Hinckley
A Hunger in the Heart, by Kaye Park Hinckley
187 pages
Date Completed: Oct 26, 2017
Review Link:https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 27- Sunglasses Day Read a book with the sun on the cover
How It Fits: There's a sun there in the sky above the crane
Total so far: 78 points


message 35: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) 28 completed - three to go!!


message 36: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The American Lady (The Glassblower Trilogy #2) by Petra Durst-Benning
The American Lady, by Petra Durst-Benning
473 pages
Date Completed: Nov 8, 2017
Review Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit...
Task: BK June 23- Pink Day Read a book with a pink cover
How It Fits: The cover is definitely pink
Total so far: 82 points


message 37: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) I have two more to read but my interest is waning. If I have the energy, I will try to finish this challenge by year end (2017).


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