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message 1: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (last edited Jan 25, 2018 02:58AM) (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
The TCF Monthly Challenge for January

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I know this is a rather large challenge, so I don't expect anyone to finish all parts of it, rather that you mix and match what you read for the month to it. Remember, this is one LARGE challenge, and shouldn't be viewed as lots of little challenges.

How It Works:
★Create your own challenge by mix and matching across the various tasks, however the challenge is not a series of mini challenges!! It is one large challenge, not one for spell outs and one for Wacky/History tasks!! You can, if you wish, choose to focus on only one part of it, like ONLY doing Spell Outs or ONLY doing the Wacky/History Tasks!
Books read can be used for only one task/letter, regardless of how you choose to participate!
★Books must be read from January 1st to January 31st
★Re-reads are allowed, but all books must be at least 50 pages in length!
★When using titles in the Spell Out Tasks, the words A, And, An, and The do not count.
★You CAN change your Books at any time during the challenge.

Some Info to Keep In Mind:
♦Keep your original post updated and give a shout out in the thread when you're all done! Please do not make a separate post with your finished challenge, edit your original comment! This is so I can keep accurate track of participation. You can make an announcement post like "Finished in comment #2!", so I know where to find your completed challenge to congratulate you! Duplicate posts will be deleted!
♦Mark books as finished by adding the date finished next to the book listed and either striking them out using the "< s> < /s>" HTML commands (without the spaces) or by copying and pasting a checkmark: ✔ ✓ Feel free as well to rate your Finished Books 1-5 ♥'s with 5 Being the Best, however it is not required that you do so!
♦Add a tally of completed books to your Original Post= 0/5 completed!
See my post for examples and if you have questions, PLEASE ask me here, or PM me!

Tasks:
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name. For an additional challenge, if you choose to do a spell out using titles, try using the last word of the title instead of the first to spell your words.

•Resolution •Cold •Diets •MLK Jr Day •Garnet •Capricorn •New Year •Ice •Carnation •Snowdrop •Winter •Snow •Garnet •Freeze •January •Hot Chocolate •Fireplace •Blustery •Mulligrubs •Bendudelums

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)


message 2: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (last edited Feb 05, 2018 04:40AM) (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
January TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1st to January 31st, 2018
Read: 12/12


Tasks:
I- Irresistible You by Kate Meader-1/15/18
C- Campaigning for Christopher by Katy Regnery-1/5/18
E- Targeted by Kendra Elliot-1/27/18

C- A Place at Our Table by Amy Clipston-1/12/18
O- On His Watch by Katie Ruggle-1/1/18
L- First Street Church Romances: Love's Mercy (Kindle World's Novella) (Lavender Farm #1) by Jackie Castle-1/13/18
D- Sweet Indulgence by Debbie White-1/16/18

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.: Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle-1/29/18
♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.: The Seducer by Elin Peer-1/2/17
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series: Crazy about Cameron by Katy Regnery-1/3/17 (Book 9 in the larger Blueberry Lane series, author breaks the larger series up by family)
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space: Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley-1/1/17
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!):#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson-1/18/18


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 05, 2018 11:17PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1869 comments Not sure how much I'll do but I'm in.

READ: 8/8

D: Friday's Harbor - Diane Hammond 1/24
I: When Darkness Ends - Alexandra Ivy 1/13
E: Mind Magic - Eileen Wilks 1/23
T: Night's Honor - Thea Harrison 1/2
S: Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon 1/14

Friday's Harbor by Diane Hammond When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity, #12) by Alexandra Ivy Mind Magic (World of the Lupi, #12) by Eileen Wilks Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7) by Thea Harrison Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

I: My Lord Vampire - Alexandra Ivy 1/22
C: Charming - Elliott James 1/10
E: On Turpentine Lane - Elinor Lipman 1/20

My Lord Vampire (Immortal Rogues, #1) by Alexandra Ivy Charming (Pax Arcana, #1) by Elliott James On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 4: by Kat (last edited Feb 01, 2018 08:38AM) (new)

Kat The TCF Monthly Challenge for January
(50 page minimum)

20/20

Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name.

•Resolution •Cold •Diets •MLK Jr Day •Garnet •Capricorn •New Year •Ice •Carnation •Snowdrop •Winter •Snow •Garnet •Freeze •January •Hot Chocolate •Fireplace •Blustery •Mulligrubs •Bendudelums

C Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie We Should All Be Feminists 1/3/18
O
L Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird 1/29/18
D Douglas Buchanan, Carol J. Adams, Kelly Gesch Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Jane Austen 1/13/18

M My Mother's Secret by J.L. Witterick 1/13/18
L Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 1/31/18
K Kronos Chronicles The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski 1/25/18

J A.J. Jacobs It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree 1/21/18
R Schoschana Rabinovici Thanks to My Mother 1/17/18

D Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick 1/24/18
A The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 1/12/18
Y

Letter of the Month: F: in Title, Series or Author's First or Last name
From Science to God: A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness by Peter Russell 1/28/18

1. published in the month of January in any year.
2. a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
✔ 3. characters are dressed in formal wear ... Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot 1/18/18

What’s So Great About January?
✔ 4. Oatmeal Month: a character eats oatmeal book: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 1/4/18
5. Hobby Month: features one of your favorite hobbies
6. Walk Your Dog Month: a dog on the cover
7. Skating Month: someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
8. Letter Writing Week: someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
✔ 9. Jan 1: Ellis Island Day: a character that is an immigrant Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 1/5/18
10. Jan 3: Festival of Sleep: a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
11. Jan 6: Technology Day: a character has to use computers
12. Jan 8: War on Poverty Day: someone has overcome a poor background
✔ 13. Jan 12: Hot Tea Day: a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage Austenland by Shannon Hale 1/3/18
✔ 14. Jan 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: features a dragon Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede 1/7/18
✔ 15. Jan 19: Popcorn Day: has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 1/16/18
16. Jan 21: Hugging Day: couple hugging on the cover
17. Jan 28: Seed Swap Day: character that likes to garden
18. Jan 29: Puzzle Day: a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
✔ 19. Jan 1: featuring Times Square, or set in New York City The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 1/15/18
✔ 20. Jan 3: set in Alaska ... Julie's Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George 1/26/18
21. Jan 7: A document has to be typed
22. Jan 14: set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or a character is a power plant worker
23. Jan 17: set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
24. Jan 18: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
✔ 25. Jan 22: set in England ... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1/11/18
26. Jan 27: a character that is a musician or composer
27. Jan 28: a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
28. Jan 3: set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
29. Jan 5: Trea's birthday: someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)


message 5: by Jammin Jenny (last edited Jan 18, 2018 07:08PM) (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 927 comments The TCF Monthly Challenge for January
(50 page minimum)

11/20

Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name.

C - Changes read 1/7, 5 stars
O - On the Road read 1/18, 3 stars
L - Lincoln Rhyme series, The Cold Moon 1/8, 3 stars
D

Letter of the Month: F: in Title, Series or Author's First or Last name

1. published in the month of January in any year.
2. a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
3. characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
4. Oatmeal Month: a character eats oatmeal
5. Hobby Month: features one of your favorite hobbies - Mini Shopaholic - shopping! and watching TV! read 1/5, 5 stars
6. Walk Your Dog Month: a dog on the cover
7. Skating Month: someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
8. Letter Writing Week: someone writes a letter - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore 1/6, 5 stars

Wacky Holidays in January
9. Jan 1: Ellis Island Day: a character that is an immigrant
10. Jan 3: Festival of Sleep: a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
11. Jan 6: Technology Day: a character has to use computers - Mistletoe and Murder read 1/2/18
12. Jan 8: War on Poverty Day: someone has overcome a poor background
13. Jan 12: Hot Tea Day: a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage - Death by Coffee read 1/4/18, 3 stars
14. Jan 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: features a dragon (Dragon shifters will count) - The Fellowship of the Ring read 1/1/18
15. Jan 19: Popcorn Day: has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
16. Jan 21: Hugging Day: couple hugging on the cover
17. Jan 28: Seed Swap Day: character that likes to garden
18. Jan 29: Puzzle Day: a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
19. Jan 1: featuring Times Square, or set in New York City - City of Bones read 1/3/18, 5 stars
20. Jan 3: set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
21. Jan 7: A document has to be typed
22. Jan 14: set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or a character is a power plant worker
23. Jan 17: set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
24. Jan 18: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
25. Jan 22: set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
26. Jan 27: a character that is a musician or composer
27. Jan 28: a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space - The Illustrated Man 1/2/18, 4.5 stars
28. Jan 3: set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
29. Jan 5: Trea's birthday: someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)

Sword of Darkness MPG Romance 1/18, 5 stars


message 6: by Elle (last edited Feb 01, 2018 06:27PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 279 comments TCF Monthly Challenge - January
Read: 8/8

Spell out:
S: An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire - 1/14
N: Home by Nnedi Okorafor - 1/30
O: One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey - 1/29
W:

Letter of the Month: F
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs - 1/9

Published in the month of January in any year.

What’s So Great About January?
A character eats oatmeal
Features one of your favorite hobbies
A dog on the cover
Someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
A character that is an immigrant
A Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
A character has to use computers
Someone has overcome a poor background
A character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire - 1/7
Features a dragon (Dragon shifters will count)
Has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot - 1/27
Couple hugging on the cover
Character that likes to garden
A character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
Featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
Set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
A document has to be typed
Set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or a character is a power plant worker
Set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
Set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
A character that is a musician or composer
A character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
Set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews - 1/22

Trea's Notables:
Jan 5: Trea's birthday: someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)
One Night of Sin by Elle Kennedy - 1/13


message 7: by JoAnne (last edited Jan 31, 2018 10:36PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2404 comments Read January 1 to 31
Read 16/16 minimum 50 pages DONE!

Tasks:
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name. Read 8/8 DONE!

C Colorado Hearts #1 - Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe 1/14/18 5stars
O (The) Officer's Bride by Lara Daniels 1/11/18 3stars
L
D Dailey, Janet - Refuge Cove (New Americana #2) 1/7/18 4stars
Heart of Eden (Colorado Hearts, #1) by Caroline Fyffe The Officer's Bride by Lara Daniels Refuge Cove by Janet Dailey

S Sinclair, Vonda - Highlander Entangled (Highland Adventure Book 9) 1/4/18 4stars
N
O
W (A) Wedding at Two Love Lane (Two Love Lane #2) by Kieran Kramer 1/6/18
Highlander Entangled A Scottish Historical Romance (Highland Adventure Book 9) by Vonda Sinclair A Wedding At Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
Here Comes the Sun (Butler, Vermont, #3) by Marie Force Here Comes the Sun (Butler, Vermont #3) by Marie Force 1/17/18 5stars (Force)
Falling in Love With You by Kathy Coatney Falling in Love With You (Falling in Love #2) by Kathy Coatney 1/27/18 4.5stars

♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory 1/9/18 4stars (January 30, 2018)

What’s So Great About January? Read 4/4
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
Sisters Like Us (Mischief Bay, #4) by Susan Mallery Sisters Like Us (Mischief Bay, #4) by Susan Mallery 1/19/18 5stars (Stacey)

Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
Every Dog Has His Day (Bluff Point, #3) by Jenn McKinlay Every Dog Has His Day (Bluff Point #3) by Jenn McKinlay 1/28/18 4stars

National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Undone By You (Chicago Rebels, #3) by Kate Meader Undone By You (Chicago Rebels, #3) by Kate Meader 1/20/18 4tars (Chicago Rebels is a pro hockey team so I guess they're iceskating!)

Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler 1/25/18 5star (Robert to Isa)

Wacky Holidays in January Read 2/2
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
Wyoming Winter (Wyoming Men #7) by Diana Palmer Wyoming Winter (Wyoming Men #7) by Diana Palmer 1/21/18 4stars (Colie in her job in the law office and to skype with her dad)

January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
A Warriner to Tempt Her (Wild Warriners, #3) by Virginia Heath A Warriner to Tempt Her (Wild Warriners #3) by Virginia Heath 1/10/18 4.5stars (The Warriners)

History Facts for January Read 1/1
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
Marked in Mexico by Kim McMahill Marked in Mexico by Kim McMahill 1/13/18 4stars (had to defend someone who she felt was guilty which causes her to rethink her job)

Trea's Notables: Read 1
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)
That Thing You Do by Kayti McGee That Thing You Do by Kayti McGee 1/16/18 4stars (Mina's rollerskating birthday party and it's a romance book!)


message 8: by Richard (last edited Jan 22, 2018 07:27AM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) The Challenge Factory
January TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1st to January 31st, 2018

Read: 45/45

G - 19/1/18 **** - The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg
A - 19/1/18 *** - #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
R - 19/1/18 ***** - Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags by Linda Rottenberg
N - 19/1/18 ** - How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport
E - 19/1/18 ***** - Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
T - 19/1/18 ***** - Get Smart!: How to Think, Decide, Act, and Get Better Results in Everything You Do by Brian Tracy

R - 20/1/18 *** - How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network Into Profits by Judy Robinett
E - 20/1/18 *** - Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman
S - 20/1/18 ** - 80/20 Internet Lead Generation: How a Few Simple, Profitable Strategies Can Lead to Marketplace Domination by Scott A. Dennison
O - 21/1/18 *** - The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, And the Radical Remaking of Economics by Eric D. Beinhocker
L - 20/1/18 **** - Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute
U - 20/1/18 **** - The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment by Todd Kashdan
T - 19/1/18 ***** - 10 Days to Faster Reading by The Princeton Language Institute
I - 21/1/18 **** - The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
O - 21/1/18 ***** - The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
N - 19/1/18 * - 121 First Dates: How to Succeed at Online Dating, Fall in Love, and Live Happily Ever After by Wendy Newman

C - 21/1/18 *** - The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace by S. Chris Edmonds
A - 21/1/18 **** - The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry by John Warrillow
P - 21/1/18 **** - The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John
R - 22/1/18 *** - The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation by Kal Raustiala
I - 21/1/18 **** - Speak to Win: How to Present with Power in Any Situation by Brian Tracy
C - 21/1/18 ***** - The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy
O - 22/1/18 **** - The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
R - 22/1/18 *** - The Industries of the Future by Alec J. Ross
N - 20/1/18 *** - The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss

G - 5/1/18 **** - The Gabriel Method by Jon Gabriel
A - 1/1/18 *** - ASAP Science by Mitchell Moffit
R - 19/1/18 **** - Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott
N - 17/1/18 *** - Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need by Nicholas Wyman
E - 5/1/18 *** - Leadership IQ: A Personal Development Process Based on a Scientific Study of a New Generation of Leaders by Emmett C. Murphy
T - 6/1/18 ** - My Grammar and I... Or Should That Be Me?: How to Speak and Write It Right by Caroline Taggart

B - 23/1/18 **** - 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman
E - 5/1/18 ** - Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job by Emily Bennington
N - 2/1/18 ** - 10 Exciting Keys To Success: The Power Of A Successful Life by Bill Newman
D - 4/1/18 **** - Dream-Biz.Com: Design Your Future and Live Your Dreams in the E-Economy! by Burke Hedges
U - 16/1/18 **** - Ultimate Productivity by Jim Stovall
D - 22/1/18 *** - The Road to Character by David Brooks
E - 15/1/18 **** - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
L - 17/1/18 ** - I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language by Lydia Denworth
U - 6/1/18 ***** - The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence by Robert Anthony
M - 4/1/18 **** - Gaining the Competitive Edge in Life & Business by Martin Ayles
S - 4/1/18 *** - The Sales Coach by Michael Patterson

National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
17/1/18 **** - Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
8/1/18 **** - The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
2/1/18 * - Click: What Millions of People Do Online and Why It Matters


message 9: by Alex (last edited Jan 19, 2018 06:14PM) (new)

Alex (lithiara) | 36 comments GRAND TOTAL: 10/12

Spell Out 6/6

G The Great Gatsby 17-01-18 ★★✰✰✰
A Ash 14-01-18 ★★★★✰
R The Radleys 18-01-18 ★★★★★
N Norse Mythology 03-01-18 ★★★★★
E End of Watch 20-01-18 ★★★★★
T Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder 14-01-18 ★★★★✰
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Ash by Malinda Lo Thor, Volume 1 The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Radleys by Matt Haig End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3) by Stephen King

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F:
♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year
Affinity 04-01-18 ★★✰✰✰
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

Affinity by Sarah Waters

What’s So Great About January? 1/5
Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
Read a book that features one of your favourite hobbies
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy 01-01-18 ★★★★✰
Read a book with a dog on the cover
Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Read a book where someone writes a letter

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson

Wacky Holidays in January 1/10
Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
Read a book where a character has to use computers
Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
Read a book that features a dragon somehow
Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelisation
Watchmen 11-01-12 ★★★★★
Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

Watchmen by Alan Moore

History Facts for January
Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
Read a book where a document has to be typed
Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favourite type of books to read!)
Annie on My Mind 02-01-18 ★★★★★
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden


message 10: by Lily (last edited Jan 30, 2018 12:10PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 182 comments 19/19 - finished Jan 26th


• Cold •
Crisped + Sere - 1/13 - 4★
O- The Out of Towner - 1/26 - 3★
Loving Hector - 1/21 - 3.5★
Defiance - 1/4 - 3.5★

• MLK Jr Day •
Merrow, J.L. - Played! - 1/4 - 3.5★
Lane, Amy - Regret Me Not - 1/6 - 4★
Kairos - 1/24 - 4★
Jordan L. Hawk - Hexslayer - 1/13 - 4.5★
R.J. Scott - Texas Gift - 1/8 - 5★
Dead Man and the Army of Frogs 1/22 - 3.5★
A.M. Arthur - Understanding Jeremy - 1/12 - 3.5★
Y.T., Riina - Spring, Bax & Butterflies - 1/18 - 3.5★

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Follow My Lead - 1/23 - 3.5★
♘Published in the month of January: Possession - 1/16 - 3★

What’s So Great About January?
Walk Your Dog Month: Home Run - 1/15 - 3.5★

Wacky Holidays in January
National Hugging Day: Change of Heart - 1/17 - 4★

History Facts for January
Read a book that is the 4th in a series: Better Than Safe - 1/8 - 4.5 ★
Read a book set in England: Practice Makes Perfect - 1/16 - 3.5★

Trea's Notables:
Trea's birthday: Read a Romance Genre book: The Cannibal King's Husband - 1/12 - 4★


message 11: by Judy (last edited Jan 03, 2018 03:28PM) (new)

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♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.

Fairest of Them All - 1/2- 3 stars

♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller

Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter This Pen for Hire - 1/3- 4 stars

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)


message 12: by Claire (last edited Jan 17, 2018 06:59AM) (new)

Claire  | 139 comments Some Info to Keep In Mind:
Spell out cold + 6 tasks
♦Keep your original post updated and give a shout out in the thread when you're all done! Please do not make a separate post with your finished challenge, edit your original comment! This is so I can keep accurate track of participation. You can make an announcement post like "Finished in comment #2!", so I know where to find your completed challenge to congratulate you! Duplicate posts will be deleted!
♦Mark books as finished by adding the date finished next to the book listed and either striking them out using the "< s> < /s>" HTML commands (without the spaces) or by copying and pasting a checkmark: ✔ ✓ Feel free as well to rate your Finished Books 1-5 ♥'s with 5 Being the Best, however it is not required that you do so!
♦Add a tally of completed books to your Original Post= 0/5 completed!
See my post for examples and if you have questions, PLEASE ask me here, or PM me!

Tasks:
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name. For an additional challenge, if you choose to do a spell out using titles, try using the last word of the title instead of the first to spell your words.

•Resolution •Cold •Diets •MLK Jr Day •Garnet •Capricorn •New Year •Ice •Carnation •Snowdrop •Winter •Snow •Garnet •Freeze •January •Hot Chocolate •Fireplace •Blustery •Mulligrubs •Bendudelums

C Rituelen Rituelen by Cees Nooteboom Cees Nooteboom Pages: 223 p. Date read: 2/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
O Onland Onland by Arnaldur Indriðason Arnaldur Indriðason Pages:256 p. Date read:3/1/2018 Rating: 4 stars
L The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People The Little Book of Lykke The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking Meik Wiking Pages:288 p.Date read: 11/1/2018 Rating:4 stars
D The Death's Head Chess Club The Death's Head Chess Club by John Donoghue John DonoghuePages: 401 p. Read: 4/1/2018 Rating 4 stars

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
Read a book published in the month of January in any year.Don't Look Back Karin Fossum
Pages: 434 p. Date read: 5/1/2018 Rating: 4 stars
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter
Killing Cupid Killing Cupid by Louise Voss Louise VossMark EdwardsPages: 369 p. Date read:12/1/2018 Rating:2 stars
Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
s>January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston
Pages: 256 p.Date read:13/1/2018 Rating:5 stars
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rightsThe Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Charlotte Perkins Gilman Pages: 384 p. Date red:1/1/2018
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
De Amerikaanse prinses De Amerikaanse prinses by Annejet van der Zijl Annejet van der ZijlPages: 242 p. Date read:8/1/2018 Rating: 4 stars
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)
Luck, Love & Lemon Pie Luck, Love & Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert Amy E. ReichertPages: 320 p. Date read: 7/1/2018 Rating:3 stars


message 13: by Jennifer (last edited Feb 01, 2018 02:29PM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 648 comments in! ****finished and updated 2/1***
Spell plus at least 5 tasks:

G A Grave Mistake
A Ain't Love a Witch?
R The Remorseful Day
N NLP For Beginners AudioLearn - An Idiot-Proof Guide To Neuro-Linguistic Programming!
E Every Wild Heart
T Thor and Peace

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Fatal Fortune

♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year. Robicheaux

♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover Arranged by Catherine McKenzie Arranged

Read a book with a dog on the cover Phantom Quartz (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #6) by Barbra Annino Phantom Quartz

Read a book where someone writes a letter The Aviator's Wife

Read a book with a character that is an immigrant Lucy & Desi: The Legendary Love Story of Television's Most Famous Couple

Read a book where a character has to use computers Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story

Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background The Years That Followed

Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage The Tea Rose

Read a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series A Charming Hex (9th)

Read a book where a document has to be typed The Runner

Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker The Informant (Springfield illinois)


message 14: by Holli (last edited Jan 15, 2018 11:23PM) (new)

Holli | 333 comments The Challenge Factory
January TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1st to January 31st, 2018


Resolution
R: R. L. Stine, Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz 1/4/18
E: Escape From Horrorland 1/9/18
S: Stine, R. L., Who's Your Mummy? 1/5/18
O: One Day at Horrorland 1/9/18
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T: The Total Package 1/15/18
I: Irvine, Alex, Phase One: Thor 1/16/18
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Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (stormiebookdragon) | 83 comments TCF January Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1st - 31st, 2018

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♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.

♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.

♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover

♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?

National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal

National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies

Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover

National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller

Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January

January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant

January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover

January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers

January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background

January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage

January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)

January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization

January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover

January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden

January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January

January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City

January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series

January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed

January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker

January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights

January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne

January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty

January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer

January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space

January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed


(Maybe I can keep up now that I have my computer back.)


message 16: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ wrote: "(Maybe I can keep up now that I have my computer back.)."

I know exactly what you mean! My computer was destroyed in my home disaster and I haven't gotten the insurance money yet to replace it!


message 17: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (last edited Jan 13, 2018 02:56AM) (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5350 comments Mod
TCF January 2018 Challenge
Timeframe:
01 January 2017 - 31 January 2017
Completed: 9/10

G: The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox (05 Jan 2018) ***
A: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (06 Jan 2018) ****
R: The Radleys by Matt Haig (02 Jan 2018) ****
N: Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey (04 Jan 2018) *****
E: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave (10 Jan 2018) ****
T: Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin (11 Jan 2018) ****

The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini The Radleys by Matt Haig Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) by James S.A. Corey Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin

Wacky Holidays
Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant The Golden House by Salman Rushdie (05 Jan 2018) ****
Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon League of Dragons by Naomi Novik (01 Jan 2018) ****

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie League of Dragons (Temeraire, #9) by Naomi Novik

History Facts
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died: Read a book where a character is a member of royalty King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard (11 Jan 2018) ****
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded: Read a book set in space Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman


message 18: by Beth (last edited Feb 06, 2018 11:59AM) (new)

Beth | 371 comments I'm in!

Not sure how much I'll do but I'm in.

READ: 15/10

What’s So Great About January?: 2
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal Arabella of Mars, David Levine 1/23/18
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights, Rich & Sandra Wallace 1/1/18

Wacky Holidays in January: 6
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant Forged in Blood, ed. Michael Williamson 1/1/18
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers Faith, Volume 1: Hollywood & Vine, Jody Houser 1/4/18 (short graphic novel)
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, Arlie Hochschild 1/8/2018
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage Charmed and Dangerous, ed. Jordan Price 1/5/18
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!) A Promise of Fire, Amanda Bouchet 1/10/18
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization The Homesman, Glendon Swarthout 1/15/18
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden A History of Murder, Lynn Bohart 1/7/18

History Facts for January: 4
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century, Sarah Miller 1/21/18
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty Bull, David Elliott 1/26/18
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer The Serpent King, Jeff Zentner 1/17/18
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space Ms. Bixby's Last Day, John Anderson 1/14/18

Trea's Notables: 3
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!) Another Place in Time, ed. Tamara Allen 1/11/18
♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month. Frankenstein : Original 1818 Uncensored Version, Mary Shelley 1/22/18
♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year. Benedict Hall, Cate Campbell 1/17/18 (1/1/13)


message 19: by Bianca (last edited Jan 29, 2018 02:43PM) (new)

Bianca (bjsreadingnook) | 69 comments The TCF Monthly Challenge for January

Tasks:
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name. For an additional challenge, if you choose to do a spell out using titles, try using the last word of the title instead of the first to spell your words.

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S- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (finished 1/15/18)
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The End We Start From by Megan Hunter Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer Into the Wilderness (Wilderness, #1) by Sara Donati

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party


What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant- In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (finished 1/10/18)
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City: The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati (finished 1/5/18)
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)


message 20: by Karen ♐ (last edited Feb 01, 2018 02:29PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1730 comments Read January 1 to 31
Read 13/?? minimum 50 pages


Tasks:
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name.

J - Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
A - Never Too Far Abbi Glines - 1/13
N - Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven Susan Fanetti - 1/23
U - Unteachable Elliot Wake - 1/30
A - As You Wish Elyssa Patrick - 1/28
R - Heaven and Earth Nora Roberts - 1/20
Y - Parker's Passion Sabrina York - 1/30
Memory in Death (In Death, #22) by J.D. Robb Never Too Far (Rosemary Beach, #2; Too Far, #2) by Abbi Glines Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven by Susan Fanetti Unteachable by Elliot Wake As You Wish (Rock Stars in Love, #1) by Elyssa Patrick Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) by Nora Roberts Parker's Passion (Tryst Island, #6) by Sabrina York

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.

♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
Caden's Vow Sarah McCarty - 1/16
Caden's Vow (Hell's Eight #6) by Sarah McCarty

♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover

♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers - Stanton Adore T.L. Swan - 1/17
Stanton Adore (Stanton, #1) by T.L. Swan
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover - Sinful Empire Meghan March - 1/7
Sinful Empire (Mount Trilogy, #3) by Meghan March
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book set in New York City - The V Card Lauren Blakely - 1/27
The V Card by Lauren Blakely

January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer - Desire After Dark Marie Force - 1/3
Desire After Dark (Gansett Island Series #15) by Marie Force
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!) - Shattered Helen Hardt - 1/8
Shattered (Steel Brothers Saga, #7) by Helen Hardt


message 21: by LaurLa (last edited Feb 10, 2018 05:50PM) (new)

LaurLa | 2426 comments January TCF Monthly Challenge
January 2018

MY January TCF Monthly Challenge (msg 22)

12 of 13 Complete

✔✔Spell-out

Nightfall by Norah Wilson One Night of Scandal (After Hours, #2) by Elle Kennedy Winter Ice (Storm For All Seasons, #3) by Jaci Burton 🌸 You Say It First (Happily Inc, #1) by Susan Mallery For the Love of Katie by Erica Lucke Dean Against the Odds by Kathryn Shay The Rio Affair by Taylor Lee

✔🌸N: Nightfall - Norah Wilson - 01.13 ★★★
✔🌸E: Elle Kennedy - One Night of Scandal - 01.05 ★★★
✔🌸W: Winter Ice - Jaci Burton - 01.08 ★★★

✔🌸Y: You Say It First - Susan Mallery - 01.25 ★★★★
✔🌸E: Erica Lucke Dean - For the Love of Katie - 01.26 ★★★★
✔🌸A: Against the Odds - Katheryn Shay - 01.19 ★★★
✔🌸R: The Rio Affair - Lee Taylor - 01.08 ★★★


Searching For Moore (Needing Moore, #1) by Julie A. Richman Break On Through (Rock Royalty, #3) by Christie Ridgway 🌸 Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer The Heart of a Mercenary (Shadow Soldiers #1) by Loreth Anne White 🌸 Finding the Right Girl (Can't Resist, #4) by Violet Duke A Matter of Time (MacKendimen #3) by Terri Brisbin

What’s So Great About January Tasks (2)
National Oatmeal Month: ~ Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
🌸Searching For Moore - Julie A. Richman
🌸Read:
✔National Hobby Month: ~ Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
🌸Break On Through - Christie Ridgway
🌸Read: 01.09 ★★★★

✔✔Wacky Holidays in January Tasks (2)
✔January 8: War on Poverty Day: ~ Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
🌸Cinder - Marissa Mayer
🌸Read: 01.01 ★★★★
✔January 21: National Hugging Day: ~ Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
🌸The Heart of a Mercenary - Loreth Anne White
🌸Read: 01.01 ★★★★

✔✔History Facts for January Tasks (2)
✔January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state ~ Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
🌸Finding the Right Girl - Violet Duke
🌸Read: 01.02 ★★★
✔January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years ~ Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
🌸A Matter of Time - Terri Brisbin
🌸Read: 01.13 ★★★★


message 22: by Emerson (last edited Jan 04, 2018 11:27AM) (new)

Emerson Hawthorne | 40 comments Read: 2/10

•Resolution •Cold •Diets •MLK Jr Day •Garnet •Capricorn •New Year •Ice •Carnation •Snowdrop •Winter •Snow •Garnet •Freeze •January •Hot Chocolate •Fireplace •Blustery •Mulligrubs •Bendudelums

♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
Cowboy Stole My Heart (River Ranch, #1) by Soraya Lane 1/4

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background

Lure of Oblivion (Mercury Pack, #3) by Suzanne Wright 1/2

January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!


message 23: by Jenn (last edited Jan 28, 2018 08:56PM) (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 532 comments January TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration: January 1st to January 31st, 2018
Read: 7/15


Tasks:

S: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, 1/10
N: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry, 1/17
O:
W:
D:
R: Red Rising by Pierce Brown, 1/26
O:
P: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, 1/4
Passenger (Passenger, #1) by Alexandra Bracken The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, #1) by Katie McGarry Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) by Pierce Brown

C: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, 1/4
O:
L:Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, 1/7
D:
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Batman Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) by Marie Lu

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.

♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
- Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer Armentrout, 1/6
Meet Cute Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout


message 24: by Colleen (last edited Feb 08, 2018 02:27PM) (new)

Colleen (colls) | 491 comments January TCF Monthly Challenge
Read:
7/9

W - We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy 01/24/2018
I - Iron Cast 01/31/2018
N - Neuvel, Sylvain Waking Gods 02/20/2018
T - Trevor Noah - Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood 01/21/2018
E - Everyone Brave is Forgiven 02/03/2018
R - Ruth Downie Vita Brevis 02/07/2018

I -
C - Cork Dork: 01/27/2018
E -

Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2) by Sylvain Neuvel Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah We Were Eight Years in Power An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates Cork Dork A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave Vita Brevis (Medicus Investigation #7) by Ruth Downie


message 25: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 44 comments The TCF Monthly Challenge for January
Duration:
January 1 - 31, 2018

3/10

Tasks:

Fireplace
F ~
I ~
R ~
E ~ Evanovich, Janet - Visions of Sugar Plums 1/1/18
P ~ Plum Lovin' - Janet Evanovich 1/4/18
L ~
A ~
C ~
E ~ Evanovich, Janet - Plum Lucky 1/9/18
Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum #8.5) by Janet Evanovich Plum Lovin' (Stephanie Plum, #12.5) by Janet Evanovich Plum Lucky (Stephanie Plum, #13.5) by Janet Evanovich

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)


message 26: by Richard (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) Update to message 9.

I've nearly finished my goal of 20 books, so I've decided to challenge myself further, extending my challenge to 45.


message 27: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 18, 2018 08:25AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1415 comments The Challenge Factory
January TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration:
January 1 - 31, 2018

Progress: 8 out of 1+

I know this is a rather large challenge, so I don't expect anyone to finish all parts of it, rather that you mix and match what you read for the month to it. Remember, this is one LARGE challenge, and shouldn't be viewed as lots of little challenges.

How It Works:
★Create your own challenge by mix and matching across the various tasks, however the challenge is not a series of mini challenges!! It is one large challenge, not one for spell outs and one for Wacky/History tasks!! You can, if you wish, choose to focus on only one part of it, like ONLY doing Spell Outs or ONLY doing the Wacky/History Tasks!
★Books read can be used for only one task/letter, regardless of how you choose to participate!
★Books must be read from December 1st to December 31st
★Re-reads are allowed, but all books must be at least 50 pages in length!
★When using titles in the Spell Out Tasks, the words A, And, An, and The do not count.
★You CAN change your Books at any time during the challenge.

Some Info to Keep In Mind:
♦Keep your original post updated and give a shout out in the thread when you're all done! Please do not make a separate post with your finished challenge, edit your original comment! This is so I can keep accurate track of participation. You can make an announcement post like "Finished in comment #2!", so I know where to find your completed challenge to congratulate you! Duplicate posts will be deleted!
♦Mark books as finished by adding the date finished next to the book listed and either striking them out using the "< s> < /s>" HTML commands (without the spaces) or by copying and pasting a checkmark: ✔ ✓ Feel free as well to rate your Finished Books 1-5 ♥'s with 5 Being the Best, however it is not required that you do so!
♦Add a tally of completed books to your Original Post= 0/5 completed!
See my post for examples and if you have questions, PLEASE ask me here, or PM me!


Tasks:
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name. For an additional challenge, if you choose to do a spell out using titles, try using the last word of the title instead of the first to spell your words.

•Resolution
R
E
S: Lynsay Sands; Love Bites - **** - 1/18/2018 - 373 Pages
O
L: Lauren Blakely; Big Rock - ***** - 1/4/2018 - 247 Pages
U
T
I: I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart - ***** - 1/3/2018 - 400 Pages
O
N: Nella Larsen; Passing - **** - 1/17/2018 - 160 Pages
I Can't Make This Up Life Lessons by Kevin Hart Big Rock by Lauren Blakely Love Bites (Argeneau #2) by Lynsay Sands Passing by Nella Larsen

•Cold
C
O
L: Marjorie M. Liu; Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening - ***** - 1/4/2018 - 202 Pages
D
Monstress, Vol. 1 Awakening (Monstress, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu

•MLK Jr Day
M: Madeleine Wickham; The Gatecrasher - *** - 1/8/2018 - 296 Pages
L: Marjorie M. Liu; Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood - ***** - 1/6/2018 - 152 Pages
K

J
R

D
A
Y
Monstress, Vol. 2 The Blood (Monstress, #2) by Marjorie M. Liu The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham

•Ice
I: Ilyasah Shabazz; X - *** - 1/9/2018 - 348 Pages
C
E
X by Ilyasah Shabazz

•Diets •Garnet •Capricorn •New Year •Carnation •Snowdrop •Winter •Snow •Garnet •Freeze •January •Hot Chocolate •Fireplace •Blustery •Mulligrubs •Bendudelums

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: F: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of January in any year.
♘Read a book with a carnation or a snowdrop on the cover
♘Costume Party: Read as many books as you can where the characters are dressed in formal wear or attending a New Year's Eve Party

What’s So Great About January?
National Oatmeal Month: Read a book where a character eats oatmeal
National Hobby Month: Read a book that features one of your favorite hobbies
Walk Your Dog Month: Read a book with a dog on the cover
National Skating Month: Read a book where someone is skating, either Ice or Roller
Letter Writing Week: Read a book where someone writes a letter

Wacky Holidays in January
January 1st: Ellis Island Day: Read a book with a character that is an immigrant
January 3rd: Festival of Sleep: Read a Sleeping Beauty retelling or a book with a bed on the cover
January 6th: National Technology Day: Read a book where a character has to use computers
January 8: War on Poverty Day: Read a book where someone has overcome a poor background
January 12: National Hot Tea Day: Read a book where a character drinks hot tea or another hot beverage
January 16: Appreciate A Dragon Day: Read a book that features a dragon somehow (Dragon shifters will count here!)
January 19: National Popcorn Day: Read a book that has been made into a movie or a movie tie-in novelization
January 21: National Hugging Day: Read a book with couple hugging on the cover
January 28: National Seed Swap Day: Read a book with character that likes to garden
January 29: National Puzzle Day: Read a book with a character that enjoys doing puzzles

History Facts for January
January 1st: The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City in 1908: Read a book featuring Times Square, or set in New York City
January 3rd: Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state with a land mass almost one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states together.: Read a book set in Alaska or a book that is the 4th, 9th or 49th in a series
January 7: A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by British inventor Henry Mill "for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, as in writing.": Read a book where a document has to be typed
January 14: The Simpsons debut on television in 1990. Will TV ever be the same again!?!: Read a book set in Springfield (be it Ohio, Illinois, or Missouri) or where a character is a power plant worker
January 17: The U.S. Supreme court rules in 1984 that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws.: Read a book set around a court case, or where someone has to fight for their rights
January 18: British Author A. A. Milne was born in Hampstead, London in 1882. Milne is best known for his children's stories about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh.: Read one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, or a play or collection of poems by A.A. Milne
January 22: Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 64 years, the longest reign in British history, during which England had become the most powerful empire in the world.: Read a book set in England or where a character is a member of royalty
January 27: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.: Read a book with a character that is a musician or composer
January 28: The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space.: Read a book where a character is a teacher or astronaut, or a book set in space
January 31st: Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. He was the first African American to play professional baseball.: Read a book set in Georgia or where a character plays baseball (professionally or not)

Trea's Notables:
January 5th: Trea's birthday: Read a book where someone celebrates their birthday, a book set during a blizzard, or a book listed as from the Romance Genre (Trea's favorite type of books to read!)


message 28: by Richard (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) Update to message 9.

Challenge completed, 45/45 books done & dusted.


message 29: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
Richard wrote: "Update to message 9.

Challenge completed, 45/45 books done & dusted."


Congrats!


message 30: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2426 comments Challenge complete - missed by one :-( Thanks for a fun challenge, Trea!
Original post: MY January TCF Monthly Challenge (msg 22)

12 of 13 Complete


message 31: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2404 comments Done on post 8
Read 16 books!


message 32: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
LaurLa wrote: "Challenge complete - missed by one :-( Thanks for a fun challenge, Trea!
Original post: MY January TCF Monthly Challenge (msg 22)

12 of 13 Complete"


Congrats!


message 33: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
JoAnne wrote: "Done on post 8
Read 16 books!"


Congrats!


message 34: by Kat (last edited Feb 01, 2018 08:39AM) (new)

Kat Done on Post 4. Read 20 books


message 35: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
Kat wrote: "Done on Post 4. Read 20 books"

Congrats!


message 36: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1730 comments Finished - Read 13 books - Message 21 - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 37: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
Karen ♐ wrote: "Finished - Read 13 books - Message 21 - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/..."

Congrats!


message 38: by Beth (new)

Beth | 371 comments Read 15 books up in message 15


message 39: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4389 comments Mod
Beth wrote: "Read 15 books up in message 15"

Congrats!


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