Monthly Challenges discussion

7 views
October 2017 Challenge > October Reading Plan

Comments Showing 1-4 of 4 (4 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 2093 comments Mod
Here's the spot to help you with your plan for this month's reading.


message 2: by Diana S (last edited Oct 21, 2017 10:33PM) (new)

Diana S | 2093 comments Mod
Diana's Reading Plan for October

One Point Tasks

* ✔ 1.1 Frankenstein's Monster
(Body Part: Skin)
Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton (10/6/17) 486 pp. ★★

1.2 (Bethany's Task) Pick A Genre
Horror (MPG)
Bird Box by Josh Malerman () 262 pp.

1.3 Halloween (10/31)
TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).
Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch () 393 pp.

1.4 Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
moon on the cover
Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley () 400 pp.

*✔ 1.5 Friday the 13th
(Series: A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #1
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson (10/9/17) 301 pp. ★★★

1.6 Celebrate the Author
book by Maeve Binchy: The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club by Maeve Binchy () 304 pp.
BP: A Few of the Girls: Stories by Maeve Binchy () 319 pp.

1.7 (Amber's task) Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
dog on the cover
If Hooks Could Kill (Crochet Mystery, #7) by Betty Hechtman If Hooks Could Kill by Betty Hechtman ()336 pp.

Two Point Tasks

2.1 (Diana's task) The Amazing Race
Read Two Books

1. Capture the Flag
set in ROMANIA
The Sight by David Clement-Davies () 503 pp.

✔2. Detour
b. "Dracula's Castle"
word castle in the title
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (10/20/17) 368 pp. ★★★★

*✔ 2.2 Surprise Me
Here are my five:
The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett The Wonder by Emma Donoghue The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck A Simple Habana Melody by Oscar Hijuelos Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Marilyn Picked:
✔1. [book over:The Magician's Assistant|774226] The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett (10/8/17) 357 pp 3.5 ★★★
✔2. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (10/12/17) 291 pp. ★★★




2.3 (Bethany's task) Happy Birthday to Libra!

1. Libra -7th sign of the zodiac
7 in page number - 272 pp.
A Blessing on the Moon by Joseph Skibell ()

2. Libra -air sign
see the sky on the cover
The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi () 320 pp.

2.4 (Amber's task) October Wacky Days

1. Name Your Car Day
vehicle on the cover/author's 1st and last initial VEHICLE
Carolyn Hart's What the Cat Saw () 304 pp.

2. World Smile Day
makes you happy. :D
A Simple Habana Melody by Oscar Hijuelos () 352 pp.

Three Point Task

3.1 (Bethany's task) Monster Mash
monsters (witches, vampires,ghosts, etc.).

1. Vampires
The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine () 380 pp.
2. Demons
The Gates by John Connolly () 293 pp.
3. Frankenstein's monster and his bride
Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron () 361 pp.

Five Point Task

5.1 (Spell-out task) Yummy! Food!
Read Five Books

Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12) and National Pasta Day (10/17)
Spell-out: PASTA

Pomroy, Haylie - The Burn: What to Eat When You Need to Lose Weight Fast () 272 pp.
Anita Amirrezvani's The Blood of Flowers () 337 pp.
Slaughter, Karin - Pretty Girls () 432 pp.
Tough Cookie by Diane Mott Davidson (10/15/17) 319 pp. ★★★
Adam Mitzner's Dead Certain () 348 pp.


message 3: by Becky (last edited Oct 16, 2017 05:42AM) (new)

Becky (becnelli) One Point Tasks

1.1 Frankenstein's Monster
As a group, we will be building our own monster.
Go to link: Build A Monster for details.
TBD

1.2 (Bethany's Task) Pick A Genre
Read a book with Horror as its main page genre.
The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King - (181 pages)
listening to audiobook - page count comes from Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

1.3 Halloween (10/31)
Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in TRICK OR TREAT (All words count; 3-word minimum).
TBD

1.4 Howl at the Moon Day & Night (10/26)
Read a book whose the MC is a werewolf - OR- a book that has a moon on the cover (show cover)
TBD

1.5 Friday the 13th
Read a book with the word "Friday" in the title. -OR- a book that is #1, #3, or #13 in a series.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Red Rising Saga #3) - 10/4/2017 (524 pages)

1.6 Celebrate the Author
Member's Choice: Tessa
Read a book written by Maeve Binchy
Bonus Point: If you read a second book by this author.
TBD
Bonus Point: TBD

1.7 (Amber's task) Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Read a book about a dog or with a dog on the cover. (Show cover)
TBD


Two Point Tasks

2.1 (Diana's task) The Amazing Race
Read Two Books

1. Capture the Flag
Read a book set in ROMANIA (must be at less set 75% in chosen country).
TBD

2. Detour
To reach your detour complete one of the following tasks.
Transylvania, a historical region of Romania

a. Transylvania or Transilvania (from latin) means "The land beyond the forest"
Read a book with a grove of trees on the cover. (show cover).

b. Bran Castle also known as "Dracula's Castle", built in 1377.
Read a book with Dracula has a character. -OR- a book with the word castle in the title or on the cover.

c. Transylvanians are not only know for producing wonderful fragrant wine but also of their double-distilled Brandy, made of fruit, particularly apple, pears, and plums.
Read a book with double - letters in title and the author's name.
ex. Swimming To Catalina by Stuart Woods

d. Old Traditions are still alive and well in the small villages of Transylvania.People are still making a living with such timely occupations as Blacksmiths, Carpenters, Shepherds, and Weavers.
Read a book that the MC is either Blacksmith, Carpenter, Shepherd, or Weaver.
TBD

2.2 Surprise Me
Read two books
Go to link: Surprise Me Task for details.
TBD
TBD

2.3 (Bethany's task) Happy Birthday to Libra!
Read Two Books

This month is my birthday, and I just finished The Luminaries, so the zodiac is in my brain.
Read two books inspired by the zodiac sign of Libra.

1. Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac.
Read a book with a 7 in the publication year or the page number.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry - Published June 6th 2017 by Custom House (first published May 27th 2016) (422 pages)

2. Libra is an air sign
Read a book where you can see the sky on the cover.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - 10/2/2017
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

2.4 (Amber's task) October Wacky Days
Read Two Books

1. Name Your Car Day
Read a book with a vehicle on the cover (show cover) -OR- where the author's first and last initial is in the word VEHICLE.
TBD

2. World Smile Day
Read any book that makes you happy. :D
TBD


Three Point Task

3.1 (Bethany's task) Monster Mash
Read Three Books

It's Halloween, so invite your favorite monsters to the party!
Read three books that include monsters (witches, vampires,ghosts, etc.). Each book you read must contain a different monster, which you will list with your post. They do not need to act monstrous, but they must be supernatural.
TBD
TBD
TBD


Five Point Task

5.1 (Spell-out task) Yummy! Food!
Read Five Books

Celebrating National Gumbo Day (10/12) and National Pasta Day (10/17)
Spell-out the word GUMBO or PASTA
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD


message 4: by Book Concierge (last edited Oct 31, 2017 05:54AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 717 comments Tessa's reading plan


2.1 (Diana's task) The Amazing Race: Romania
A. Capture the Flag
Read a book set in ROMANIA (must be at less set 75% in chosen country).
TBD
B. Detour
To reach your detour complete one of the following tasks.
a. Transylvania or Transilvania (from latin) means "The land beyond the forest"
Read a book with a grove of trees on the cover. (show cover).

b. Bran Castle also known as "Dracula's Castle", built in 1377.
Read a book with Dracula has a character. -OR- a book with the word castle in the title or on the cover.

c. Transylvanians are not only know for producing wonderful fragrant wine but also of their double-distilled Brandy, made of fruit, particularly apple, pears, and plums.
Read a book with double - letters in title and the author's name.
ex. Swimming To Catalina by Stuart Woods

d. Old Traditions are still alive and well in the small villages of Transylvania.People are still making a living with such timely occupations as Blacksmiths, Carpenters, Shepherds, and Weavers.
Read a book that the MC is either Blacksmith, Carpenter, Shepherd, or Weaver.
TBD



2.3 (Bethany's task) Happy Birthday to Libra!
A. Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac.
Read a book with a 7 in the publication year or the page number.

B. Libra is an air sign
Read a book where you can see the sky on the cover.





3.1 (Bethany's task) Monster Mash
Read three books that include monsters (witches, vampires,ghosts, etc.). Each book you read must contain a different monster, which you will list with your post. They do not need to act monstrous, but they must be supernatural.
TBD
TBD
TBD



5.1 (Spell-out task) Yummy! Food!
Spell-out the word GUMBO
G - Gabriel García Márquez / Living to Tell the Tale ✔ - 07Oct17 - 496 p
U - Ukulele Murder ✔ - 31Oct17 - 224 p
M - Murder in the Paperback Parlor ✔ - 16Oct17 - 304 p
B - BOOY, Simon Van The Illusion of Separateness ✔ - 11Oct17 - 224 p
O - OSTLERE, Cathy / Karma ✔ – 29Oct17 - 528 p


back to top