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SPRING FLOWERS CHALLENGE


🌺Duration: Three months from start

🌺Rules:
* Books can only be used once.
* Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.
* Books must be at least 125 pages.
* One book per task.

🌺Levels:
Sprout = 1 to 5 books
Bud = 6 to 10 books
Bloom = 11 to 15 books
Green Thumb = 16 to 20 books
Master Gardener = 21 to 26 books

🌺What to do:
* Pick a level.
* Copy and paste the tasks list on this thread to track your progress.

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 2: by Nell (last edited Feb 18, 2019 07:27AM) (new)


message 3: by Nell (last edited May 26, 2018 05:23AM) (new)

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Comments

This challenge has a flexible start date.

Please remember to use the spoiler tags when it's appropriate. Some of the tasks are based on something that happens in the story. If you tell us why the book fits the task, it may reveal key information. For example:
~Rhododendron - what the dangerous situation is
~Peony - what the character is hiding

The primary sources for the symbolism and meaning of flowers are flowermeaning.com, proflowers.com and ftd.com

For Violet, here's a link to mysteries set during the 1800s
http://stopyourekillingme.com/History...

Q&A:

For the Azalea task, can I use a different book from the same series or only the one listed there?
You can read any book in a cozy series that is on the list. For this task, the book does have to be a cozy mystery. (Not all of the books listed on later pages are cozies and some are not mysteries. Check the book page for genre if you're not familiar with the series.)

Will a lake count as a coastal setting for Hydrangea?
Yes, it will count. A lake has a shore not a coast, but the idea is a book set near water.

Can't think what to read for a cozy with a doctor.
For peony, the MC doesn't have to be a doctor. There are cozy mysteries where the MC is an EMT or a nurse. Peony is a two part clue. You can also use a book where a character has a secret.

Can you reread a book for this challenge?
Yes as long as you re-read the whole book.


message 4: by Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (last edited Jun 22, 2018 01:53PM) (new)

Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) | 949 comments Okay even though I haven't finished the previous two challenges I am in for this!

Master Gardener = 21 to 26 books

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is. - Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye Death by Diploma (Chalkboard Outlines, #1) by Kelley Kaye (MC has a new job as a teacher)

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.) - The Victorian Flower Garden by Jennifer Davies The Victorian Flower Garden by Jennifer Davies (not a Cozy granted but rather apt!)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager. - Dangerous Alterations by Elizabeth Lynn Casey Dangerous Alterations (A Southern Sewing Circle, #5) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (10 year old Lulu helps solve one of the crimes!)

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover. - The Tell-Tale Tarte by Maya Corrigan The Tell-Tale Tarte (A Five-Ingredient Mystery #4) by Maya Corrigan

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK). - Aunty Lee's Delights by Ovidia Yu Aunty Lee's Delights (Singaporean Mystery #1) by Ovidia Yu (set in Singapore)

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation. - Cancelled by Murder by Jean Flowers Cancelled by Murder (Postmistress Mystery #2) by Jean Flowers (Cassie almost gets killed - not saying when, where or more than that!)

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series. - As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles (A Food Lovers' Village Mystery, #5) by Leslie Budewitz

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant. - Seeds of Deception by Sheila Connolly Seeds of Deception (Orchard #10) by Sheila Connolly (Meg and Seth are on their honeymoon)

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent. - Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz Assault and Pepper (A Spice Shop Mystery, #1) by Leslie Budewitz

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series - A Late Frost by Sheila Connolly A Late Frost (Orchard #11) by Sheila Connolly

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed. - A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia by Clara Benson A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia (A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure Book 1) by Clara Benson

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series. - Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday Spying in High Heels (High Heels, #1) by Gemma Halliday

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other. - Mocha and Murder by Tonya Kappes Mocha and Murder (Killer Coffee #2) by Tonya Kappes

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home. - Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson Fear in the Sunlight (Josephine Tey, #4) by Nicola Upson

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%). - Murder on the Toy Town Express byBarbara Early Murder on the Toy Town Express (Vintage Toyshop Mystery #2) by Barbara Early

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s. - Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character. - Frosted with Revenge by Catherine Bruns Frosted with Revenge (Cookies & Chance Mystery #4) by Catherine Bruns

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover. - Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson Two for Sorrow (Josephine Tey, #3) by Nicola Upson

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister). - Death in the Quadrangle: A Classic Mystery by Eilís Dillon Death in the Quadrangle by Eilís Dillon

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover. - A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs A Spell of Trouble (Silver Hollow #1) by Leighann Dobbs

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors. - A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber A Deadly Éclair (A French Bistro Mystery, #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer). - Poison by Punctuation by Kelley Kaye Poison by Punctuation (Chalkboard Outlines Book 2) by Kelley Kaye (one of the main characters this time is the medical examiner)

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series. - Escape Claws by Linda Reilly Escape Claws (Cat Lady Mysteries #1) by Linda Reilly

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman. - Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs Devonshire Scream (A Tea Shop Mystery #17) by Laura Childs

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military). - Death of a Russian Doll by Barbara Early Death of a Russian Doll (Vintage Toyshop Mystery #3) by Barbara Early

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover. - The Cozy Cookbook by Julie Hyzy The Cozy Cookbook by Julie Hyzy

26/21-26


message 5: by Anna Catharina (last edited Jul 02, 2018 01:23AM) (new)

Anna Catharina SPRING FLOWERS CHALLENGE

🌺Duration: April 1 to June 30

🌺Level: Bloom = 11 to 15 books
🌺Upgrade: Green Thumb = 16 to 20 books
🌺Upgrade: Master Gardener = 21 to 26 books

🌺Progress: 26/21-26


🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
A Death in the Family (Euphemia Martins Mystery #1) by Caroline Dunford A Death in the Family by Caroline Dunford (after the death of her father, the MC starts a new life and become maid in a country house)

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)
Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
Die drei ??? und der grüne Kobold (drei Fragezeichen) by Marco Sonnleitner Die drei ??? und der grüne Kobold by Marco Sonnleitner (the MCs are three Teenager boys)

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
Die drei ??? Im Auge des Sturms (drei Fragezeichen) by Kari Erlhoff Die drei ??? Im Auge des Sturms by Kari Erlhoff

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
Die Gabe des Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio de Giovanni By My Hand by Maurizio De Giovanni (Italy)

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Weiße Magie – direkt ins Schwarze by Steve Hockensmith Give the Devil His Due by Steve Hockensmith

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
Die drei ??? Die Legende der Gaukler (drei Fragezeichen) by Christoph Dittert Die drei ??? Die Legende der Gaukler by Christoph Dittert (Drei Fragezeichen #197)

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Schüsse im Shortbread by Arthur Escroyne Schüsse im Shortbread by Arthur Escroyne (the MCs - a couple - married and she is pregnant)

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Schatten über der Serenissima ein Katzenkrimi by Christiane Martini Schatten über der Serenissima : ein Katzenkrimi by Christiane Martini

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series
Die Katze, die Applaus bekam Roman by Lilian Jackson Braun The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) by Ngaio Marsh A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.
Wicked Autumn (Max Tudor #1) by G.M. Malliet Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Holly. Die verschwundene Chefredakteurin Band 1 by Anna Friedrich Holly. Die verschwundene Chefredakteurin: Band 1 by Anna Friedrich

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
Hamish Macbeth und das Skelett im Moor (Hamish Macbeth, #3) by M.C. Beaton Death of an Outsider by M.C. Beaton

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
Bruno, Chef de police by Martin Walker Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.
Das Geheimnis der Lady Audley by Mary Elizabeth Braddon Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
Schatten über Honeychurch Hall (Ein Kat-Stanford-Krimi 2) by Hannah Dennison Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.
Das Problem des Bösen Sidney Chambers ermittelt by James Runcie Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil by James Runcie

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
A Fatal Winter (Max Tudor #2) by G.M. Malliet A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.
Greensmith Girls (Lainswich Witches #1) by Raven Snow Greensmith Girls by Raven Snow

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Enter a Murderer (Roderick Alleyn #2) by Ngaio Marsh Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
Blaubeermorde (Burgheide, #1) by Mareike Marlow Blaubeermorde by Mareike Marlow

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Literally Murder (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #4) by Ali Brandon Literally Murder by Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart aka Anna Gerard)

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
A Death in the Highlands (Euphemia Martins Mystery #2) by Caroline Dunford A Death in the Highlands by Caroline Dunford

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Hamish spuckt Gift und Galle (Hamish Macbeth, #4) by M.C. Beaton Death of a Perfect Wife by M.C. Beaton

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.
Murder is Binding (Booktown Mystery, #1) by Lorna Barrett Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett


message 6: by Jennifer (last edited May 13, 2018 09:13AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 520 comments In! Level: Master Gardener *********FINISHED 05/13/18

Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is. Glamorous Illusions The main character goes from being destitute to being wealthy and upper class overnight.

Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.) Miss D and Me Life with the Invincible Bette Davis by Kathryn Sermak

Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager. Our Little Racket

Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK). The Bronze Horseman (Russia)

Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation. Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure

Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series. Powdered Peril #8

Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant. The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent. On Thin Icing

Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series The Garden Plot

Read a book where the victim is stabbed. Good Fortunes

Read the first book in a series. The Purr-fect Crime

Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other. The Pact

Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home. The Nymph Next Door

Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%). The Voice Inside (Frost Easton, #2) by Brian Freeman

Read a book set during the 1800s. Murder at Beechwood

Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character. The Other Daughter

Read a book with a tree on the cover. As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister). Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray

Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover. Searchlights and Shadows A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah, #4) by Martin Turnbull

Read a book by one of your favorite authors. Illegally Iced

Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer). Missing, Presumed

Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series. Muffin But Murder Writes "Merry Muffin" and "Vintage Kitchen" series.

Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman. Too Big to Miss

Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military). Death of an English Muffin

Read a book with flowers on the cover. Bloom and Doom (Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery #1) by Beverly Allen


message 7: by Julesy (last edited Jul 09, 2018 04:17AM) (new)

Julesy | 396 comments Count me in! I love spring and I love flowers! I will start with the Bloom level and work up from there.

Spring Flowers Challenge
* Books must be at least 125 pages.
Challenge level: Bloom, 11-15 books Green Thumb, 16-20 books Master Gardener, 21-26 books
My start date: April 10
My end date: July 10
Progress: 15/15 20/20 22/26

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
Death Overdue (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #1) by Allison Brook Death Overdue by Allison Brook - MC has a new job position at the library as head of programs and events - finished Apr. 17

Pansy - Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)
The Perfect Roommate by Minka Kent The Perfect Roommate by Minka Kent - finished Apr. 27

Lilac - Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
Death of a Country Fried Redneck (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #2) by Lee Hollis Death of a Country Fried Redneck by Lee Hollis - finished Apr. 24

Hydrangea - Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
Matrimony Meltdown (Zoe Donovan Mystery #13) by Kathi Daley Matrimony Meltdown by Kathi Daley - finished July 3

Tulip - Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - set in Singapore - finished Apr. 10

Rhododendron - Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Sushi Sauvignon & Murder (Willa Friday Food & Wine Mystery #2) by Jamie Lee Scott Sushi Sauvignon & Murder by Jamie Lee Scott - finished June 24

Dandelion - Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
Beachboy Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #11) by Sally J. Smith Beachboy Murder by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens - #11 in the series - finished Apr. 30

Orange Blossom - Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River, #1) by Denise Swanson Dead in the Water by Denise Swanson MC is married and pregnant - finished June 27

Camellia - Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series
Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #10) by Jenn McKinlay Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay - finished June 11

Gladiolus - Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
Death of a Coupon Clipper (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #3) by Lee Hollis Death of a Coupon Clipper by Lee Hollis - finished June 7

Snowdrop - Read the first book in a series.
Death by Dumpling (A Noodle Shop Mystery #1) by Vivien Chien Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien - finished May 28

Rose - Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Malice in Christmas River (Christmas River #4) by Meg Muldoon Malice in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon - finished May 31

Cherry Blossom - Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
Nearly Dead in Iowa by Wendy Byrne Nearly Dead in Iowa by Wendy Byrne

Crocus - Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
Handbags & Homicide (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #12) by Anne Marie Stoddard Handbags & Homicide by Anne Marie Stoddard - finished July 9

Violet- Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
For Sale By Killer (Cindy York, #3) by Catherine Bruns For Sale By Killer by Catherine Bruns - finished May 20

Magnolia - Read a book with a tree on the cover.
Get Busy Dying (Roy Ballard Mysteries, #2) by Ben Rehder Get Busy Dying by Ben Rehder - finished May 24

Iris - Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery, #1) by Denise Swanson Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson - many college students in this book - finished May 14

Hyacinth - Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.
I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara - finished May 7

Forget Me Not - Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Stowed Away (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #6) by Barbara Ross Stowed Away by Barbara Ross - finished June 20

Peony - Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro - MC is hiding the fact that she forges famous art works - finished May 18

Geranium/Pelargonium - Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon

Amaryllis - Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
Hummus and Homicide (Kebab Kitchen Mystery #1) by Tina Kashian Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian - finished June 13

Larkspur - Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Dark Lava (Lei Crime, #7) by Toby Neal Dark Lava by Toby Neal - MC and her husband are both members of the police department - finished Apr. 14

BONUS:
Garden - Read a book with flowers on the cover.
Murdering the Roses (Heavenly Highland Inn #1) by Cindy Bell Murdering the Roses by Cindy Bell - finished Apr. 16


message 8: by Michelle (last edited Mar 25, 2018 11:05AM) (new)

Michelle Munger | 225 comments I will give it a try!

Bud = 6 to 10 books

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover. The Lies That Bind (A Bibliophile Mystery, #3) by Kate Carlisle This book is set in California and there is a body of water by the bridge.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
Off the Books (Novel Idea, #5) by Lucy Arlington This is the 5th book in series

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series If Books Could Kill (A Bibliophile Mystery, #2) by Kate Carlisle

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series. Better Homes and Corpses (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery #1) by Kathleen Bridge

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
In this book the mother is the one being accused of the murder

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover. Death Takes Priority (Postmistress Mystery #1) by Jean Flowers

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover. Played by the Book (Novel Idea, #4) by Lucy Arlington

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors. The Ghost of Mistletoe Mary by Sue Ann Jaffarian

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military). Sweet Pepper Hero (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery #4) by J.J. Cook Main character is fire chief

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover. Digging Up the Dirt (Southern Ladies Mystery, #3) by Miranda James


message 9: by Chris (last edited Mar 25, 2018 12:21PM) (new)

Chris Spring Bloom Challenge:
Level: Bloom
I'm in for 12!!
Start date: April 1.
Pansy - Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)
Peony - Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer)

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Magnolia - Read a book with a tree on the cover.
Forget Me Not - Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Garden -Read a book with flowers on the cover
Larkspur - Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military
Hydrangea - Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover. .
Iris - Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
Orange Blossom - Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Snowdrop - Read the first book in a series.
Dandelion -Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.


message 10: by Marisa (last edited Aug 06, 2018 11:35AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments I'm in (I'll post my books when I read them)

Spring Flowers Challenge
Challenge level: Master Gardener, 21 to 26 books (Previously Green Thumb, 16-20 books)
My start date: April 1
My end date: June 30
Progress: 26/26

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil: Buried in Books by Kate Carlisle (26/06/2018 - ★★★★☆) (She gets married)
Pansy: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (22/04/2018 - ★★★★★)
Lilac: The Delaware Detectives by Dana Rongione (04/05/2018 - ★★★)
Hydrangea: Killer Party by Lynn Cahoon (15/05/2018 - ★★★☆)
Tulip: Whales and a Watery Grave by Ruby Loren (25/06/2018 - ★★★☆) (Mallorca, Spain)
Rhododendron: Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon (21/06/2018 - ★★★★)
Dandelion: The Cats That Stopped the Magic by Karen Anne Golden (25/04/2018 - ★★★★)
Orange Blossom: The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly (24/06/2018 - ★★★★)
Camellia: Killer Carat Cream by Patrice Lyle (20/06/2018 - ★★)
Azalea: Claws for Concern by Miranda James (18/04/2018 - ★★★★)
Gladiolus: The Unkindest Cut by Honor Hartman (06/06/2018 - ★★★★)
Snowdrop: The Calamity Café by Gayle Leeson (13/04/2018 - ★★★★☆)
Rose: Once Upon a Spine by Kate Carlisle (03/05/2018 - ★★★★)
Cherry Blossom: All Roads Lead to Murder by Lynn Bohart (28/04/2018 - ★★★★)
Crocus: The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn (23/05/2018 - ★★★★)
Violet: Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (27/05/2018 - ★★★★)
Pussy Willow: Widow's Tears by Susan Wittig Albert (07/04/2018 - ★★★★)
Magnolia: Sixth Cabin by Kathi Daley (10/05/2018 - ★★★★)
Iris: Etched in Tears by Cheryl Hollon (11/05/2018 - ★★★★☆)
Hyacinth: Nothing to Croak About by Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass (23/04/2018 - ★★★☆)
Forget Me Not: Make No Bones by Aaron Elkins (02/05/2018 - ★★★★☆)
Peony: Dead Angler by Victoria Houston (18/06/2018 - ★★★☆) (The MC is a retired dentist and he's recruited as temporary forensic)
Geranium/Pelargonium: Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon (23/06/2018 - ★★★★)
Amaryllis: A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh (29/06/2018 - ★★★★)
Larkspur: Witness in Death by J.D. Robb (01/04/2018 - ★★★★)

Bonus: Garden: A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert (17/05/2018 - ★★★★)

Buried in Books (A Bibliophile Mystery, #12) by Kate Carlisle Lake Silence (The Others, #6) by Anne Bishop The Delaware Detectives by Dana Rongione Killer Party (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #9) by Lynn Cahoon Whales and a Watery Grave (Madigan Amos Zoo Mysteries, #7) by Ruby Loren Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon The Cats that Stopped the Magic (The Cats that . . . Cozy Mystery Book 9) by Karen Anne Golden The Cats Came Back (Magical Cats, #10) by Sofie Kelly Killer Carat Cream (Health Nut Mysteries Book 2) by Patrice Lyle Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks #9) by Miranda James The Unkindest Cut by Honor Hartman The Calamity Café (Down South Café Mystery #1) by Gayle Leeson Once Upon a Spine (Bibliophile Mystery #11) by Kate Carlisle All Roads Lead To Murder (Old Maids of Mercer Island Mystery Book 4) by Lynn Bohart The Semester of Our Discontent (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #1) by Cynthia Kuhn Scandal Above Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #2) by Jennifer Ashley Widow's Tears by Susan Wittig Albert Sixth Cabin (Writer's Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery #6) by Kathi Daley Etched in Tears (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery) by Cheryl Hollon Nothing to Croak About (Silver Hollow #3) by Leighann Dobbs Make No Bones by Aaron Elkins Dead Angler by Victoria Houston Of Murder and Men (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon A Presumption of Death (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane, #2) by Jill Paton Walsh Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb A Murder for the Books (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #1) by Victoria Gilbert


message 11: by Jess (last edited Jul 01, 2018 02:39AM) (new)

Jess (mividadulce) | 145 comments This sounds fun! I'm trying once I finish my current book. Thanks for coming up with another great challenge.

Period: 1 April to 30 June 2018
Goal: Bloom (11-15 books)
Progress: 17/15


Daffodil - Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris - 19 Apr
Aurora trying to be a realtor from an ex-librarian (how disappointing! librarian sounds so much better to me..)

Pansy - Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich - 10 June

Lilac - Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
King's Ransom by Ed McBain - 2 June

Hydrangea - Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason - 20 May
Set in Iceland

Rhododendron - Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Cream Puff Murder by Sandi Scott - 19 June

Dandelion - Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Orange Blossom - Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Wittig Albert - 15 Apr
Liz trying to help Verna

Azalea - Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
A Mind to Murder by P.D. James - 9 June

Snowdrop - Read the first book in a series.
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris - 7 Apr

Rose - Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith - 13 May

Cherry Blossom - Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle - 3 June

Crocus - Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
Cover Her Face by P.D. James - 5 Apr
Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1) by P.D. James

Violet - Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin by Nancy Atherton - 31 May

Magnolia - Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters - 27 May

Hyacinth - Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny - 28 Apr

Peony - Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
Aunt Dimity: Detective by Nancy Atherton - 23 May

Geranium/Pelargonium - Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Amaryllis - Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James - 8 May

Larkspur - Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indriðason - 28 June

BONUS: Garden - Read a book with flowers on the cover.


Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1) by P.D. James Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1) by Charlaine Harris Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose (Darling Dahlias #3) by Susan Wittig Albert Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden, #3) by Charlaine Harris The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8) by Louise Penny An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray, #1) by P.D. James The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith Jar City (Inspector Erlendur, #3) by Arnaldur Indriðason Aunt Dimity Detective (Aunt Dimity Mystery, #7) by Nancy Atherton A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #1) by Ellis Peters Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity Series #10) by Nancy Atherton On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle King's Ransom (87th Precinct, #10) by Ed McBain A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries Book 2) by P.D. James One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich Cream Puff Murder (Seagrass Sweets Mystery #1) by Sandi Scott Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4) by Arnaldur Indriðason


message 12: by Susan (new)

Susan | 165 comments Hi there
I will start as a bud and perhaps make it to a bloom.
Side note, I'm almost finished Take me out to the all game Little leaguer level


message 13: by Nell (last edited Feb 18, 2019 07:29AM) (new)

Nell | 2762 comments Mod
SPRING FLOWERS CHALLENGE
🌺Duration: Three months from April 6

🌺Levels:
✔Sprout = 1 to 5 books
✔Bud = 6 to 10 books
✔Bloom = 11 to 15 books
✔Green Thumb = 16 to 20 books
Master Gardener = 21 to 26 books

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson - MC moves into new home and opens new business as a chef
Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery, #1) by Denise Swanson

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover.
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James
Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1) by Eloisa James

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
The Color of Light by Karen White
The Color of Light by Karen White

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.


Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen - Italy & Switzerland
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (Her Royal Spyness, #11) by Rhys Bowen

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. Boyer
Lowcountry Bonfire (Liz Talbot Mystery #6) by Susan M. Boyer

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.


Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper by Denise Swanson
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (A Scumble River Mystery, #19) by Denise Swanson

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.


Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown
Lethal in Old Lace (Consignment Shop Mystery #5) by Duffy Brown

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.
A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman
A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #1) by Dianne Freeman

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
Sky High by Susan O'Brien
Sky High (Nicki Valentine Mystery #2) by Susan O'Brien

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious and Grace (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17) by Alexander McCall Smith

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader.
Under an English Heaven by Alice K. Boatwright - MC's husband is a vicar.
Under an English Heaven (Ellie Kent Mystery #1) by Alice K. Boatwright

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.


Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink Mysteries #1) by Krista Davis

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall
(view spoiler)
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken (Vish Puri, #3) by Tarquin Hall

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Between a Book and a Hard Place by Denise Swanson
Between a Book and a Hard Place (Devereaux's Dime Store, #5) by Denise Swanson

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson
Murder in the Bowery (Gaslight Mystery, #20) by Victoria Thompson

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others.
Death of a Charming Man by M.C. Beaton
Death of a Charming Man (Hamish Macbeth, #10) by M.C. Beaton

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 14: by Patrizia (last edited Jun 22, 2018 05:25AM) (new)

Patrizia | 12 comments Duration: Three months from April
Master Gardener = 21 to 26 books
25/26

Tasks:
Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what MC learns how to make bread- Winnie Archer, Kneaded to Death 19-22 June 4 1/2*

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)
Susan May Warren, A Matter of Trust 17-20 May 5*
A Matter of Trust (Montana Rescue, #3) by Susan May Warren

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
Amanda Flower, The Final Reveille 3-5 May 4*
The Final Reveille by Amanda Flower

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
Mollie Cox Bryan, Macramé Murder 17-19 April 4*
Macramé Murder (Cora Crafts Mystery #3) by Mollie Cox Bryan

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
France: Colette London, Dead and Ganache 15-17 April 4*
Dead and Ganache (A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #4) by Colette London

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Bethany Blake, Dial Meow for Murder 28-30 May 4 1/2*
Dial Meow for Murder (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery, #2) by Bethany Blake

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
M.K. Coker, Dead News 5-7 May 5*
Dead News (A Dakota Mystery Book 5) by M.K. Coker

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Denise Swanson, Dead in the Water 7-9 May 4*
Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River, #1) by Denise Swanson

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Kym Roberts, Lethal Literature 9-11 May 5*
Lethal Literature (A Book Barn Mystery, #4) by Kym Roberts

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series
Kate Carlisle, Murder under Cover 20-22 April 5*
Murder under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4) by Kate Carlisle

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
Susan Furlong, Rest in Peach 4-5 April 4*
Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Mystery #2) by Susan Furlong

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.
Vivien Chien, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery 2-3 April 5*
Death by Dumpling (Noodle Shop Mystery #1) by Vivien Chien

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Agatha Frost, Cupcakes and Casualties 29-30 April 4 1/2*
Cupcakes and Casualties (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Agatha Frost

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
Celia Bonaduce, Tiny House on the Road 10-12 April 4*
Tiny House on the Road by Celia Bonaduce

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
Kate E. Dyer-Seeley, Natural Thorn Killer 1-2 May 5*
Natural Thorn Killer (A Rose City Mystery) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
Alison Stone, Pointe and Shoot 8-9 April 4*
Pointe and Shoot by Alison Stone

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.
Kathi Daley, Sixth Cabin 14-15 May 5*
Sixth Cabin (Writer's Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery #6) by Kathi Daley

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
Julia Spencer-Fleming, To Darkness and to Death 22-25 May 4 1/2*
To Darkness and to Death (Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries, #4) by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.
Nevada Barr, The Rope 1-3 June 4 1/2*
The Rope (Anna Pigeon, #17) by Nevada Barr

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Lynn Cahoon, Who Moved My Goat Cheese? 8-10 June 4 1/2*
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
Sarah Osborne, Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot 13-15 June 4*
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot (A Ditie Brown Mystery #1) by Sarah Osborne

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Ellery Adams, Murder in the Locked Library 24-26 April 4 1/2*
Murder in the Locked Library (Book Retreat Mysteries, #4) by Ellery Adams

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
Ellie Alexander, Death on Tap 11-13 May 5*
Death on Tap (A Sloan Krause Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Kendra Elliot, A Merciful Secret 26-29 April 5*
A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick, #3) by Kendra Elliot

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.
Kathi Daley, Finding Answers 30-31 May 4*
Finding Answers (Rescue Alaska Mystery #2) by Kathi Daley


message 15: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2762 comments Mod
Jess wrote: "This sounds fun! I'm trying once I finish my current book. Thanks for coming up with another great challenge.

Period: TBD
Goal: Bloom (11-15 books)..."


You're welcome. I had fun putting it together and learned a lot about flowers.


message 16: by Linda (last edited Aug 09, 2019 12:13PM) (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 451 comments I'm in. My challenge will start 4/1/18 and I will be going for level bloom.

25/26

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
Fatal Debt Fatal Debt by Dorothy Howell 4/18/18 The MC has a new job

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)
Dead Air Dead Air (Talk Radio Mystery, #1) by Mary Kennedy 4/9/18

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
Musseled Out Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #3) by Barbara Ross 6/9/18

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
Due or Die Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay 4/27/18

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
Macaron Murder Macaron Murder (Patisserie Mystery #1) by Harper Lin (France) 6/25/18

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Sit, Stay, Slay Sit, Stay, Slay (Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery #1) by Linda O. Johnston 5/20/18

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
Blind Descent Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon, #6) by Nevada Barr 6/6/18 (book 6)

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Only Skein Deep Only Skein Deep (A Knitting Mystery #15) by Maggie Sefton 5/5/18

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Assault and Pepper Assault and Pepper (A Spice Shop Mystery, #1) by Leslie Budewitz 4/6/18

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series
Black Beans & Vice Black Beans & Vice (A Supper Club Mystery, #6) by J.B. Stanley 6/17/18

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
Books Can Be Deceiving Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay 4/3/18

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.
Fundraising the Dead Fundraising the Dead (Museum, #1) by Sheila Connolly 5/14/18

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
British Manor Murder British Manor Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #23) by Leslie Meier 6/26/18

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
Assaulted Carmel Assaulted Caramel (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, #1) by Amanda Flower 4/12/18

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
Days of Wine and Roquefort Days of Wine and Roquefort (A Cheese Shop Mystery, #5) by Avery Aames 6/3/18

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
A Root Awakening A Root Awakening (A Flower Shop Mystery, #16) by Kate Collins 4/18/18

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.
Murder Sends a Postcard Murder Sends a Postcard (A Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery #3) by Christy Fifield 5/3/18

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
Tart of Darkness Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery, #1) by Denise Swanson 4/24/18

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.
In Farleigh Field In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen 6/7/18

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Dead in the Water Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River, #1) by Denise Swanson 5/8/18

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
Frozen Stiff Frozen Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries, #3) by Annelise Ryan 6/29/18

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Marinade for Murder Marinade for Murder (Hemlock Falls Mysteries, #8) by Claudia Bishop 5/11/18

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
Elegy for Eddie Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs, #9) by Jacqueline Winspear 4/15/18

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Sour Grapes Sour Grapes (Savannah Reid, #6) by G.A. McKevett 4/21/18

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt The Diva Digs Up the Dirt (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #6) by Krista Davis 5/17/18


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Leona (mnleona) | 56 comments I would like to join. I will choose Sprout.
Leona


message 18: by Jeanne (last edited Jun 13, 2018 09:04PM) (new)

Jeanne (oldemill) | 204 comments This looks really great. I was trying for "Bloom", but reached "Master Gardner." Completed 25

🌺Tasks:

1, Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax is trying something new to spice up her life and volunteers to be a CIA agent.

2, Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

The Delaware Detectives by Donna Rongione has the faces of the children detectives on the cover.
The Delaware Detectives by Dana Rongione

3, Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Home of the Braised (A White House Chef Mystery, #7) by Julie Hyzy
Home of the Braised by Julie Hyzy (teaching President’s son to cook)

4. Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Private: India by James Patterson
Private India (Private #8) by James Patterson

5. Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert Van Gulik
The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert van Gulik

6. Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #2) by Susan M. Boyer
Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan Boyer - Two men take over the ferry, drop the MC car off the back of the ferry into the water, and shoot at the MC who has to swim to safety.

7. Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Courting Trouble (Rosato & Associates, #7) by Lisa Scottoline
Courting Trouble by Lisa Scottoline (Rosato & Assoc. #7)

8. Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon, #7) by Daniel Silva
The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva [The MC is married and his wife is pregnant]

9. Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

The Diva Serves High Tea (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #10) by Krista Davis
The Diva Serves High Tea - Krista Davis (MC tries to prove first person arrested for the murder innocent)


10. Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4) by Joanne Fluke

11. Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Murder in the South of France
Murder in the South of France (Maggie Newberry Mysteries, #1) by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

12. Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Ghost of a Chance (A Chintz 'N China Mystery, #1) by Yasmine Galenorn
Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorn

13. Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery, #16) by Cleo Coyle
Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle ( MC engaged to a Police Detective)

14. Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

The Red Book of Primrose by Marty Wingate. (MC moves from Texas to England seeking a career as an estate gardener)
The Red Book of Primrose House (Potting Shed Mystery, #2) by Marty Wingate

15. Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1) by Rhys Bowen

16. Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

The Tell-Tail Heart - by Monica Shaughnessy
The Tell-Tail Heart (Cattarina Mysteries #1) by Monica Shaughnessy

17. Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

The Legend of the Jade Dragon by Yasmine Galenorn
Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn

18. Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Off Kilter by Hannah Reed
Off Kilter (Scottish Highlands, #1) by Hannah Reed

19. Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

The Labor Day Murder (Christine Bennett, #10) by Lee Harris
The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris (Christine Bennett is an ex-nun)

-----Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

20, Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

The Rising Sea (NUMA Files, #15) by Clive Cussler
The Rising Sea - Clive Cussler

----Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

The 16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson. One of the important, continuing characters is a coroner.
16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club #16) by James Patterson

21. Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams
Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, #1) by Ellery Adams

------Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson
MC is a midwife in early 20th century New York
Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1) by Victoria Thompson

22. Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke (One of her two love interests is a policeman)
Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22) by Joanne Fluke

BONUS:
23. Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.

Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs
Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery, #19) by Laura Childs


message 19: by Meg (last edited Jun 19, 2018 09:42PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 975 comments Another fun one! Thanks, Nell!

🌺Duration: Three months from start
March 26 - June 26

🌺Level:
Master Gardener = 21 to 26 books

🌺Tasks:


Daffodil - Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is - done

Julie Chase - Cat Got Your Diamonds (mc opens a fashion and treats store for pets)

Pansy - Read a book with a person's face on the cover (Can be a profile but not a silhouette) - done

Nancy McGovern - Death at a Diner

Lilac - Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager - done

Mary Feliz - Address to Die For

Hydrangea - Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover - done

B R Snow - The Case of the Abandoned Aussie

Tulip - Read a book set in Asia or Europe - done

Maddie Hunter - Dutch Me Deadly (Holland and Belgium)

Rhododendron - Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation - done

Tricia O'Malley - One Tequila

Dandelion - Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series. - done

Julie Moffett - No Strings Attached (#8)

Orange Blossom - Read a book in which there is a wedding - done

Raven Snow - Witches and Wedding Cakes

Camellia - Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent - done

Melanie Jackson - Cooked Books

Azalea - Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series - done

Jenn McKinlay - Sprinkle with Murder

Gladiolus - Read a book where the victim is stabbed - done

Amy VanSant - Pineapple Puzzles

Snowdrop - Read the first book in a series - done

Camilla Chafer - Jeopardy in January

Rose - Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other - done

Camilla Chafer - Laugh or Death

Cherry Blossom - Read a book where the MC travels - done

Julie Moffett - No Room for Error (Papua, New Guinea)

Crocus - Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Sandi Scott - Murder in the Art Gallery - done

Violet - Read a book set during the 1800s - done

Emily Brightwell - Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot

Pussy Willow - Read a book where the MC's mother is a character - done

Barbara Allen - Antiques Frame

Magnolia - Read a book with a tree on the cover - done

Kathi Daley - The Valentine Mystery

Iris - Read a book with a character that is a nun - done

Sister Carol Anne O'Marie - The Missing Madonna

Hyacinth - Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover - done

Barbara Bretton - Casting Spells: The Sugar Maple Chronicles - Book 1

Forget Me Not - Read a book by one of your favorite authors - done

Deborah Brown - Blownup in Paradise

Peony - Read a book with a character in the medical profession - done

Emily Brightwell - Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art

Geranium/Pelargonium - Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series - done

Heather Webber - Trouble in Bloom

Amaryllis - Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman - done

Susan M. Boyer - Lowcountry Bordello

Larkspur - Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement) - done

Pamela Grandstaff - Rose Hill

BONUS:
Garden - Read a book with flowers on the cover - done

Lisa Q Mathews - Cardiac Arrest

Cat Got Your Diamonds (Kitty Couture Mystery #1) by Julie Chase Death at a Diner (A Murder in Milburn #1) by Nancy McGovern Address to Die For (A Maggie McDonald Mystery #1) by Mary Feliz The Case of the Abandoned Aussie (A Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery, #1) by B.R. Snow Dutch Me Deadly (Passport to Peril, #7) by Maddy Hunter One Tequila (Althea Rose Mystery, #1) by Tricia O'Malley No Strings Attached (Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #8) by Julie Moffett Witches and Wedding Cakes (Harper "Foxxy" Beck #9) by Raven Snow Cooked Books (Chloe Boston Mystery #22) by Melanie Jackson Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Pineapple Puzzles (Pineapple Port Mystery #3) by Amy Vansant Jeopardy in January (Calendar Mysteries #1) by Camilla Chafer Laugh or Death (Lexi Graves Mystery, #6) by Camilla Chafer No Room for Error (Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #7) by Julie Moffett Murder in the Art Gallery (Pet Portraits Mystery, #1) by Sandi Scott Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot (Mrs. Jeffries, #15) by Emily Brightwell Antiques Frame (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery #11) by Barbara Allan The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly #2) by Kathi Daley The Missing Madonna (Sister Mary Helen, #3) by Carol Anne O'Marie Casting Spells The Sugar Maple Chronicles - Book 1 by Barbara Bretton Blownup in Paradise (Paradise #14) by Deborah Brown Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art (Mrs. Jeffries, #12) by Emily Brightwell Trouble in Bloom (Nina Quinn, #4) by Heather Webber Lowcountry Bordello (Liz Talbot Mystery #4) by Susan M. Boyer Rose Hill (Rose Hill Mysteries #1) by Pamela Grandstaff Cardiac Arrest (The Ladies Smythe & Westin) by Lisa Q. Mathews


message 20: by Nan (last edited Jun 14, 2018 03:55PM) (new)

Nan (chipotlecooks) | 0 comments Another fun one! I'm in at the Master Gardener Level.

Start Date: March 27, 2018 to June 27, 2018
Goal: 21-26 Books
Books Read: 23 Updated June 14

Daffodil - MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Miss Julias School of Beauty, Ann B Ross, June 3 (helps put on a beauty pageant)
Miss Julia's School of Beauty (Miss Julia, #6) by Ann B. Ross

Pansy - Person's face on the cover.
Night of the Living Dandelion by Kate Collins. Apr 9
Night of the Living Dandelion (A Flower Shop Mystery, #11) by Kate Collins

Lilac - A character that is a young child or teenager. Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer. May 5
A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

Hydrangea - Body of water on the cover
Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates Apr 8
Booked for Trouble (Lighthouse Library Mystery #2) by Eva Gates

Tulip - Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - MC gets into a dangerous situation. Meow If It's Murder by T.C. LoTempio Apr 14
Meow If It's Murder (Nick and Nora Mysteries, #1) by T.C. LoTempio

Dandelion - Number 5 or higher in a series. Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs (Cackleberry Club #7) May 11
Egg Drop Dead (Crackleberry Club, #7) by Laura Childs

Orange Blossom - Wedding
Fed Up by Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant, March 30
Fed Up (A Gourmet Girl Mystery, #4) by Jessica Conant-Park

Camellia - MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Wedding Cake Killer by Livia Washburn Apr 23
Wedding Cake Killer (A Fresh-Baked Mystery, #7) by Livia J. Washburn

Azalea - Mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - The victim is stabbed. Untimely Death by Elizabeth J Duncan June 12
Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1) by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Snowdrop - First book in a series. Calamity Cafe by Gayle Leeson. May 6
The Calamity Café (Down South Café Mystery #1) by Gayle Leeson

Rose - MC has a love interest. The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank, June 4
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

Cherry Blossom - MC travels or moves to a new home.
A Stitch in Crime by Betty Hechtman Apr 13
A Stitch in Crime (Crochet Mystery, #4) by Betty Hechtman

Crocus - Cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%). Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith Apr 22
Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #1) by Karen Rose Smith

Violet - Book set during the 1800s. Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas May 10
Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4) by Lisa Kleypas

Pussy Willow - MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character. The Family Beach House by Holly Chamberlin May 24
The Family Beach House by Holly Chamberlin

Magnolia - Book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - Book with a character that is a teacher. Silence of the Lambs Wool by Betty Hechtman. May 12
Silence of the Lamb's Wool (Yarn Retreat Mystery, #2) by Betty Hechtman

Hyacinth - Book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover. Played by the Book by Lucy Arlington Apr 21
Played by the Book (Novel Idea, #4) by Lucy Arlington

Forget Me Not - Book by one of your favorite authors. Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand May 28
Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand

Peony - Book with a character in the medical profession.
Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart. May 1
Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1) by Peggy Ehrhart

Geranium/Pelargonium - Book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series. Chili Con Corpses by JB Stanley/Ellery Adams May 16
Chili Con Corpses (A Supper Club Mystery, #3) by J.B. Stanley

Amaryllis - Book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman. Crime and Catnip by TC LoTempio May 3
Crime and Catnip (Nick and Nora Mysteries, #3) by T.C. LoTempio

Larkspur - Book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement). Color Me Murder by Krista Davis Apr 25
Color Me Murder by Krista Davis

BONUS: Garden - Book with flowers on the cover. Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass May 17
Pouncing on Murder (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #4) by Laurie Cass


message 21: by Susan (last edited Jun 19, 2018 04:55PM) (new)

Susan | 165 comments Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum Death By Cashmere (Seaside Knitters, #1) by Sally Goldenbaum

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK . They Came to Bagdad by Agatha Christie They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie

Amaryllis - Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - Read a book where a key character has a job. that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

Geranium/Pelargonium - Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series

Snowdrop - Read a first book in a series.

Violet - Read a book set in the 1800's.
Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris Where Serpents Sleep (Sebastian St. Cyr, #4) by C.S. Harris

Forget-me-not - Read a book by one of your favourite authors.

Peony - Read a book with a character in the medical profession.

Dandelion - Read a book that is 5 or higher in a series The Dead will Tell by Linda Castillo The Dead Will Tell (Kate Burkholder, #6) by Linda Castillo

Iris - Read a book with a character that is a religious leader (eg: a nun, priest or minister).
The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel

These books would put me in the bloom level. (11 to 15)
Books are piled and ready to start April 1st


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Jeannie Hasenkamp | 47 comments I am in too.


message 23: by Anne (last edited Jun 09, 2018 01:05PM) (new)

Anne Pichette | 146 comments I am going to try this starting April l Master Gardner

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)Dead Man's Chest by Kerry Greenwood 4/1/18

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson 4/30/18

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover. Star Flight by Phyllis Whitney 4/23/18

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Murder on the SS Rosa: a cozy historical mystery - a novella by Lee Stauss 6/5/18

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.Murder on a Midsummer Night #17 by Kerry Greenwood 5/15/18

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant. To Have and to Kill by
Mary Jane Clark 5/18/18

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent. Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi by Emile Brightwell 5/7/18

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series Real Murders by Charlene Harris 5/26/18

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed. Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected by Emily Brightwell 5/10/18

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series. Them Bones by Carolyn Haines 4/7/18

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Sticks & Scones by Diane Mott Davidson 5/20/18

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
On the Eighth Day by Ellery Queen 5/24/18

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke 5/13/18

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s. Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson 5/22/18

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover by Susan Wittig Albert 5/2/18

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Fade to Black by Robert Goldborough 6/7/18

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series. Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams 5/31/18

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
The Blue Corn Murders by Nancy Pickard 4/10/18
Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).Murder at the Rocks by Jill Patterson 6/2/18

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover. Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs 6/8/18


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Heather | 195 comments I’m going to try! I think I can be a sprout at least!


message 25: by Rachel (last edited May 29, 2018 10:14AM) (new)

Rachel (rdlevee) | 2 comments Bloom = 11 to 15 books

Daffodil - Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
Pansy - Read a book with a person's face on the cover.
Funny in Farsi A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas Firoozeh Dumas
Lilac - Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3) by Rick Riordan Rick Riordan
Hydrangea - Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Agatha Christie
Tulip - Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
Rhododendron - Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories by Mary Higgins Clark Mary Higgins Clark
Dandelion - Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
Death of a Liar (Hamish Macbeth, #30) by M.C. Beaton M.C. Beaton
Orange Blossom - Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Camellia - Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Azalea - Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman Dorothy Gilman
Gladiolus - Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
Snowdrop - Read the first book in a series.
Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake Kendare Blake
Rose - Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2) by Kendare Blake Kendare Blake
Cherry Blossom - Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, #1) by John Bellairs John Bellairs
Crocus - Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
The Help by Kathryn Stockett Kathryn Stockett
Violet - Read a book set during the 1800s.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Mark Twain
Pussy Willow - Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Kate Morton
Magnolia - Read a book with a tree on the cover.
Iris - Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
Hyacinth - Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.
Forget Me Not - Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman
Peony - Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
Geranium/Pelargonium - Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve, #2) by Marissa Meyer Marissa Meyer
Amaryllis - Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
Hidden Figures The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly Margot Lee Shetterly
Larkspur - Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth, #1) by M.C. Beaton M.C. Beaton

BONUS: Garden - Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 26: by Helen (last edited May 21, 2018 05:49AM) (new)

Helen (helennn) | 619 comments I'm in, starting at bud level. 10/10
SPRING FLOWERS CHALLENGE


🌺Duration: Three months from start

🌺Rules:
* Books can only be used once.
* Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.
* Books must be at least 125 pages.
* One book per task.

🌺Levels:
Sprout = 1 to 5 books
Bud = 6 to 10 books


🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Twisted Threads (Mainely Needlepoint, #1) by Lea Wait
The MC moves back home to manage her grandmother's Needlpoint business, and begins to learn needlepoint.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #3) by Leann Sweeney

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dying for a Daiquiri (Laurel McKay Mysteries, #3) by Cindy Sample has the MC in several dangerous situations.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

The Alpine Fury (Emma Lord, #6) by Mary Daheim is the 6th in the series.

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Murder at the Maples (Flora Lively Investigates #1) by Joanne Phillips

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

The Cat, the Professor and the Poison (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #2) by Leann Sweeney

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Bed, Breakfast & Bones (Ravenwood Cove Mystery #1) by Carolyn L. Dean , where the MC moves to an inn she inherits.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%)

The Brain’s Way of Healing Stories of Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries by Norman Doidge


Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.

This book simply has to go here.
The Garden Plot (Potting Shed Mystery, #1) by Marty Wingate


message 27: by Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (last edited Mar 30, 2018 03:32AM) (new)

Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) | 949 comments Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister). - could I use Death in the Quadrangle: A Classic Mystery by Eilís Dillon Death in the Quadrangle by Eilís Dillon the MC is a retired University Professor?


message 28: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2762 comments Mod
Hilary S wrote: "Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rab..."


Yes you can use it - The mc is a retired professor invited to do a lecture series.


Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) | 949 comments Thank you Nell!


message 30: by Barbara (last edited Jun 30, 2018 08:59PM) (new)

Barbara Sousa | 442 comments Wow! What a great list! I've learned a lot already -- and I haven't even read a book yet!

I'm in, and I'll aim for Bloom to start.

🌺Start Date: April 1, 2018
🌺End Date: June 30, 2018

🌺Level:Bloom = 11 to 15 books
🌺Progress: 22/15

🌺Tasks:

🌺Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder (MC is starting career as food blogger after leaving her job at a magazine and a reality cooking show) (audio - finished 5/23/18)

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

🌺Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny (Bean Morrow is a child who is a major secondary character in the story) (audio - finished 4/15/18)

🌺Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
Killer Run by Lynn Cahoon (South Cove, CA is a coastal town) (audio - finished 4/7/18)

🌺Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins (the bulk of the book is set in Heidelberg, Germany, and the MC also travels to Sicily, Torrejon and Holland) (finished 6/19/18)

🌺Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlisle (MC confronts the killer) (finished 6/30/18)

🌺Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon (Book #6) (audio - finished 4/15/18)

🌺Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay (wedding of a MC) (finished 4/8/18)

🌺Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys by Harper Lin (MC tries to prove her ex-boyfriend is innocent) (audio - finished 5/2/18)

🌺Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series
Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (Hannah Swensen series on list) (finished 5/26/18)

🌺Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
Comic Sans Murder by Paige Shelton (audio - finished 6/13/18)

🌺Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.
Jeopardy in January by Camilla Chafer (Calendar Mysteries #1) (finished 4/22/18)

🌺Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves by Harper Lin (Francesca has a relationship with Matty) (audio - finished 5/28/18)

🌺Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer (MC travels throughout NE in solving mystery, plus an additional destination at the end) (audio - finished 5/9/18)

🌺Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies by Harper Lin (audio - finished 5/12/18)

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

🌺Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.
The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens (frozen winter scene with trees, albeit without leaves on them) (audio - finished 5/25/18)

🌺Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
Accused by Lisa Scottoline (MC's client, Allegra, is a student) (audio - finished 6/15/18)

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

🌺Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer (audio -finished 6/23/18)

🌺Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt (2 different characters are hiding something that becomes key in the trial and after) (audio - finished 4/18/18)

🌺Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton (author writes Dangerous Type series and Scottish Bookshop series) (audio - finished 6/6/18)

🌺Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
Dangling by a Thread by Lea Wait (Angie is an strong-minded MC) (finished 6/24/18)

🌺Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Say Nothing by Brad Parks (MC is a federal judge) (audio - finished 6/17/18)

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1) by Debra Sennefelder A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny Killer Run (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #5) by Lynn Cahoon Fellowship of Fear (Gideon Oliver, #1) by Aaron Elkins Crowned and Moldering (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #3) by Kate Carlisle Murder on Wheels (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #6) by Lynn Cahoon Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #10) by Jenn McKinlay Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #2) by Harper Lin Fudge Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #5) by Joanne Fluke Comic Sans Murder (A Dangerous Type Mystery #3) by Paige Shelton Jeopardy in January (Calendar Mysteries #1) by Camilla Chafer Americanos, Apple Pies, and Art Thieves (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery #5) by Harper Lin The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #4) by Harper Lin The Deep Dark Descending (Detective Max Rupert, #4) by Allen Eskens Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio, #1) by Lisa Scottoline Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer Sudden Death (Andy Carpenter Series, #4) by David Rosenfelt Bookman Dead Style (A Dangerous Type Mystery, #2) by Paige Shelton Dangling by a Thread (Mainely Needlepoint, #4) by Lea Wait Say Nothing by Brad Parks

BONUS:
🌺Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (audio - finished 5/9/18)
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (Agatha Raisin, #8) by M.C. Beaton


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Danielle (truebeliever831) | 99 comments I am in 📚


message 32: by Christine (new)

Christine | 69 comments My level will be bloom 11 to 15 books


🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 33: by Amanda A (last edited Jun 30, 2018 08:37PM) (new)

Amanda A | 19 comments SPRING FLOWERS CHALLENGE
Level: Master Gardener
Completed: 26/26


Books must be at least 125 pages.

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.
The Very Killer Caterpillar by Samantha Silver 6/1
Alice tries snow skiing

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)
Once Upon a Crime by Mona Marple 5/21
Once Upon a Crime (Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series Book One) by Mona Marple

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.
A Fishy Dish by Lyndsey Cole 6/23

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.
Hidden Hideaways by Cindy Bell 5/27

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen 4/13

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.
Murder at the Museum by Melanie Myers 5/31

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
Some Like It Witchy by Heather Blake 4/3

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.
Better Off Wed by Laura Durham 6/30

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.
Death Takes the Cake by Melinda Wells 4/6

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer 6/28

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.
Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust 4/7

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.
Jeopardy in January by Camilla Chafer 4/28

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.
Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay 5/8

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.
The Sweet Smell of Murder by Cindy Bell 5/30

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).
Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Three Witches of Burberry: by K.M. Waller 5/5
Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Three Witches of Burberry (Romantic Paranormal Mystery) by K.M. Waller

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.
An Invitation to Murder by Leighann Dobbs 6/7

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.
French Pressed by Cleo Coyle 6/27

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.
A Quiet Life In The Country by T E Kinsey 4/27
A Quiet Life In The Country (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #1) by T E Kinsey

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).
Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson 5/9

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.
Moonshine & Magic by Bella Falls 6/12
Moonshine & Magic (Southern Charms Mystery #1) by Bella Falls

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.
Get Witch or Die Trying by Tonya Kappes 6/21

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).
Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost 6/24

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
A Scone to Die For by H.Y. Hanna 6/18

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.
Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany 4/8

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).
Ghostly Issues by Lily Harper Hart 4/28

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.
Carnations and Chaos by London Lovett 4/29
Carnations and Chaos (Port Danby Mystery #2) by London Lovett


message 34: by Troll (last edited May 25, 2019 10:51PM) (new)

Troll Girl | 33 comments SPROUT

1. Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.
A Magical Match - Juliet Blackwell
(Completed 5/6/18)

2. Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.
Vanilla Beaned - Jenn McKinlay
(Completed 5/26/29)


message 35: by Carmen (last edited Jun 19, 2018 06:50PM) (new)

Carmen Lang | 29 comments Bud Level 🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.

Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant. "The Body In Casket" by Katherine Hall Page.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.

Read the first book in a series.

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series. "The Secret Book And Scone Society" by Ellery Adams who also wrote as Jennifer Stanley & JB Stanley.

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 36: by Helen (last edited Apr 07, 2018 03:25AM) (new)

Helen (helennn) | 619 comments My first two are added at message 26 above and I have two more (audio and Kindle) on the go.


message 37: by Marianne (new)

Marianne | 121 comments I'm game

Spring Flowers Challenge
Level: Master Gardener
Completed: 0/26

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 38: by Helen (new)

Helen (helennn) | 619 comments I've now added my third book at message 26.


message 39: by Nan (new)

Nan (chipotlecooks) | 0 comments Thanks for another fun challenge Nell! Will either of these books work for Hyacinth - stars and/or night sky?

Played by the Book (Novel Idea, #4) by Lucy Arlington

Oh Say Can You Fudge (Candy-Coated, #3) by Nancy CoCo


message 40: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2762 comments Mod
Nan wrote: "Thanks for another fun challenge Nell! Will either of these books work for Hyacinth - stars and/or night sky?

Played by the Book (Novel Idea, #4) by Lucy Arlington

Oh Say Can You Fudge (Candy-Coated, #3) by Nancy CoCo"


You're welcome Nan.

Either cover works for night sky/stars.


message 41: by Marisa (last edited Apr 15, 2018 03:30AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments Nell, would this book fit for Hyacinth?

Nothing to Croak About (Silver Hollow #3) by Leighann Dobbs


message 42: by Nell (new)

Nell | 2762 comments Mod
Marisa wrote: "Nell, would this book fit for Hyacinth?

Nothing to Croak About (Silver Hollow #3) by Leighann Dobbs"


Yes, that looks like a starry sky.


message 43: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 419 comments Thank you very much! In this way, I have my witch for Holidays too ;)


message 44: by Debbie (last edited Jun 29, 2018 07:11AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 22 comments 🌺Levels:

Bloom = 11 to 15 books 15/15
Green Thumb = 16 to 20 books
Master Gardener = 21 to 26 books

🌺What to do:
* Pick a level.
* Copy and paste the tasks list on this thread to track your progress.

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is....Knitting...Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton 6/19/18
Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery, #1) by Maggie Sefton

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.) Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey R. Lewandowski 4/21/18
Let Trump Be Trump The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey R. Lewandowski

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager. A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer 4/16/18
A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger;
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation. Hiss of Death by Rita Mae Brown 6/28/18
Hiss of Death (Mrs. Murphy, #19) by Rita Mae Brown

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series. #7 Shoots to Kill by Kate Collins 5/30/18
Shoots to Kill (A Flower Shop Mystery, #7) by Kate Collins

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank 5/28/18
By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent. Acts of Violets by Kate Collins 4/12/18
Acts of Violets (A Flower Shop Mystery, #5) by Kate Collins

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other. Marked Down for Murder by Josie Belle 5/3/18
Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, #4) by Josie Belle

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC moves to a new home. Dune Road by Jane Green 5/8/18
Dune Road by Jane Green

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC's mother is a character. A Rose from the Dead by Kate Collins 4/30/18
A Rose from the Dead (A Flower Shop Mysteries, #6) by Kate Collins

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister). Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie 5/24/18
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer). Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich 5/15/18
Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3) by Janet Evanovich

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle 5/22/18
Once Upon a Grind (Coffeehouse Mystery, #14) by Cleo Coyle

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman. Jackie, Janet & Lee: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Janet Auchincloss, and Lee Radziwill -- The Other Side of Camelot by J. Randy Taraborrelli 5/14/18
Jackie, Janet & Lee Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Janet Auchincloss, and Lee Radziwill -- The Other Side of Camelot by J. Randy Taraborrelli

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military). The General's Women by Susan Wittig Albert 4/27/18
The General's Women by Susan Wittig Albert

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 45: by Agnieszka (last edited Jun 23, 2018 10:41AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 14 comments Sorry I won't use many cozies for this challenge. Unortunatelly the books in my favorite cozy mystery series Cherringham are usually between 105 and 120 pages so I can't use them. Right now I'm not really in mood for most of the other cozies but still love this challenge. Luckily I planned to re-read Stephanie Plum in next future.
If you prefer I move the challenge to my private challenge collection I have no issues with that :-)

my abreviations:
MMC - male main character
FMC - female main character

SPRING FLOWERS CHALLENGE
Duration:
4/16/18-7/15/18
Level: Master Gardener (21 - 26 books)
Completed: 25/26
125+ pages, Any genre is OK, but cozies are preferred.

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation. Totgeglaubte leben länger=Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs 1* 4/17 - As usual the FMC gets into sevaral dangerous situations

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover. Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis by Douglas Adams Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis=The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 3* 4/18

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home. Vegas Vacation by Clare Revell 4* 4/18 both MCs

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman. Sterben sollst du für dein Glück: Gefangen zwischen zwei Welten by Sabatina James 3* 4/19 lit. transl.: You Have to Die For Your Happiness: Captured (or Trapped) Between Two Worlds - MC's survived abuse, life threats and lives in hiding since she converted from Islam to Christianity

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant. Checkmate by R.L. Mathewson 3* 4/21 - as usual the MCs marry in the book :-)
Das Kreuz und die Messerhelden=The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson 5* 4/22 MC's married

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. Błękitny Zamek by L.M. Montgomery Błękitny Zamek=The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery 5* 4/22

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series. Der Kruzifix Killer=The Crucifix Killer by Chris Carter 5* 4/25/18 (478) Robert Hunter #1

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other. Das Lächeln des Killers=Seduction in Death by J.D. Robb 4* 4/25 Eve and Roarke are married

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK). Die blaue Liste by Wolfgang Schorlau 4* 4/23 lit. transl.: The Blue List - set in Germany and Italy

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover. Mein Leben als Pinguin by Katarina Mazetti by Katarina Mazetti 4* 4/27 lit. transl.: My Life as Pinguin

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%). Der Joker=I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak 6* 4/28

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors. Einladung zum Mord=Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb 3* 4/28
Lynette Eason, Dee Henderson, Kathleen Brooks, Kendra Eliott, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, Jana DeLeon, Clare Revell

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s. To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer 4* 4/30 set in 1887

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series. Mord ist auch eine Lösung=Deadly Lampshades by J.G. Goodhind 3* 5/5 Honey Driver #5

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent. Der Vollstrecker=The Executioner by Chris Carter 3* 5/11 the MCs try to prove the guy's the evidence is showing to is a fall guy and not the actual perp

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister). Stim by Kevin Berry 5* 5/13 both MCs are students

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer). No Such Thing As A Secret by Shelly Fredman 4* 5/17 major spoilers - sorry (view spoiler)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 5* 5/29 Molly is 17 and Vivian is in most of the historical time lime younger than 10 (in the contemporary plot she's 93)

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military). Kidnapped by Dee Henderson 4* 5/31 MMC is an FBI agent

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. One for the Money book 1 of Three Plums In One by Janet Evanovich 4* 6/9 Stephanie starts a job as bounty hunter

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character. Two for the Dough book 2 of Three Plums In One by Janet Evanovich 4* 6/11 Stephanie's mother appears in all the books in series

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series. Three to Get Deadly book 3 of Three Plums In One by Janet Evanovich 4* 6/13 Evanovich writes more than one series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed. Final Vow by Kathleen Brooks 6* 6/19 Ahmed gets stabbed

BONUS: Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover. Tödliche Unschuld (Eve Dallas #15) by J.D. Robb Tödliche Unschuld=Purity in Death by J.D. Robb 4* 6/22

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series Fortune Hunter by Jana Deleon 4* 6/22 one of the previous books in series is on this list


Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.
When God Breaks Your Heart, Tidewater Inn, Dana's Valley, Varied Traits (Salem Reid #1), Jenna's Cowboy, Abound in Love, Murder at the Courthouse, Get to Me (Van Hulzen), Chaos Theory, The Homecoming (Potter's House)


message 46: by Nell (last edited Apr 17, 2018 04:43AM) (new)

Nell | 2762 comments Mod
Agnieszka wrote: "Sorry I won't use many cozies for this challenge. Unortunatelly the books in my favorite cozy mystery series Cherringham are usually between 105 and 120 pages so I can't use them. Right now I'm not..."

You can read books from any genre for this challenge... unless the task specifies mystery or cozy.


message 47: by Moondance (last edited Jun 07, 2018 07:54AM) (new)

Moondance (moondance120) | 20 comments I believe that I will jump in for Bloom level. I will complete my message shortly when I get to the computer.

Level: BLOOM 11-15 books

Duration: 04.17.18-07.17.18

6/11-15

🌺Tasks:

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation. The Calamity Café The Calamity Café (Down South Café Mystery #1) by Gayle Leeson by Gayle Leeson 04.28.18 3.5 stars
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is. Amy Flowers buys and renovates a café in her hometown

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Lilac - This flower symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence.
Read a book with a character that is a young child or teenager.

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent. Pit Perfect Murder Pit Perfect Murder (Barkside of the Moon Mysteries Book 1) by Renee George by Renee George 06.04.18 3 stars
Lily tries to prove that Parker was framed and did not kill Katherine.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series. Fat Cat At Large Fat Cat At Large (A Fat Cat Mystery, #1) by Janet Cantrell by Janet Cantrell 05.29.18 3 stars
First book in the Fat Cat Mystery series

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s. Murder at the Breakers Murder at the Breakers (Gilded Newport Mysteries #1) by Alyssa Maxwell by Alyssa Maxwell 06.05.18 3 stars
The story is set in 1895 in Newport, Rhode island.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors. Eggs in a Casket Eggs in a Casket (Cackleberry Club, #5) by Laura Childs by Laura Childs 05.27.18 4 stars

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family. All-Butter ShortDead All-Butter ShortDead by H.Y. Hanna by H.Y. Hanna 04.29.18 3 stars
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series. H.Y. Hanna writes The Oxford Tearoom Mystery series, Bewitched by Chocolate series and the Big Honey Dog Mysteries

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


message 48: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 14 comments I have two questions regarding the Azalea task (Best Cozy Mystery Series list)

1) I found several series I could imagine to read but I'm either further in the series or not that far as the closest book on the list. Can I use a different book from the same series in such a case or only the one listed there?

2) My favorite book to read from this list is not a cozy (and you already mentioned that's fine if we read other genres) though as I understand the task it's to explore new or continue our great cozy mystery series and not other genres. Would it still be fine if I read A Diamond in the Rough a romantic mystery?


message 49: by Nell (last edited Apr 19, 2018 05:26AM) (new)

Nell | 2762 comments Mod
Agnieszka wrote: "I have two questions regarding the Azalea task (Best Cozy Mystery Series list)

1) I found several series I could imagine to read but I'm either further in the series or not that far as the closest..."


1) Yes - For the Azalea task, you can read any book in the series that is listed. For example, the list includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. You can read any book in the Hannah Swenson series. (There are 23 books in this series).

2) This task is to read a book in a cozy mystery series. The book does need to be a cozy for Azalea. Unfortunately, A Diamond in the Rough doesn't fit the criteria because it's not a cozy. I did find it at no. 800+ with one vote. Try to find a cozy on one of the earlier pages of the list to read.

Diamond.. may fit another task like Rhododendron (dangerous situation).


message 50: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (truebeliever831) | 99 comments Having trouble finding my original post so just making a new one to start this challenge.
going to start at sprout for now. :)

Daffodil - This flower symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation.
Read a book where the MC is trying something new. Tell us what it is.

Pansy - The markings on this flower's blooms resemble a face.
Read a book with a person's face on the cover. (Can be a profile but not a silhouette.)

Hydrangea - The name of this flowering shrub means water jar.
Read a book in a coastal setting and/or with a body of water on the cover.

Tulip - Originally found in Southern Europe and Central Asia, this spring blooming flower gets its name from the Turkish word for turban.
Read a book set in Asia or Europe (not including the UK).

Rhododendron - This flower means caution or danger; the beautiful bell-shaped flowers belie the poisonous leaves that grow beneath.
Read a book where the MC gets into a dangerous situation.

Dandelion - This wildflower is a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness.
Read a book that is number 5 or higher in a series.

Orange Blossom - Traditionally used in bridal bouquets, this flower is a symbol of good fortune, marriage and fruitfulness.
Read a book in which there is a wedding or where the MC is married and/or pregnant.

Camellia - This flower means "My destiny is in your hands."
Read a book where the MC tries to prove that someone else is innocent.

Azalea - This flowering bush is one of the most popular garden plants.
Read a mystery from any series on this list of popular cozies: Best Cozy Mystery Series

Gladiolus - This flower blooms on a long spike and is named for the gladiator's sword.
Read a book where the victim is stabbed.

Snowdrop - According to legend, this flower gave the snow its color and in exchange the snow allows it to be the first flower to bloom each spring.
Read the first book in a series.

Rose - This flower has long been a symbol of romantic love and passion.
Read a book where the MC has a love interest/significant other.

Cherry Blossom - These blossoms symbolize transience because of their short blooming season.
Read a book where the MC travels or moves to a new home.

Crocus - This colorful flower is an early sign of spring often blooming amid the snow.
Read a book with a cover that is purple, yellow or white (at least 50%).

Violet- Popular during the Victorian era, violets were carried as nosegays, pinned on dresses and lapels, and candied violets were eaten.
Read a book set during the 1800s.

Pussy Willow - One of the earliest signs of spring, pussy willow is a symbol of motherhood.
Read a book where the MC is a mother or where the MC's mother is a character.

Magnolia - This flowering tree has large, fragrant blooms.
Read a book with a tree on the cover.

Iris - This flower is a symbol of faith, wisdom and respect.
Read a book with a character that is a teacher or a student, or with a character who is a religious leader (ex: priest, nun, pastor, rabbi, minister).

Hyacinth - This plant has clusters of star-shaped florets.
Read a book with star(s) and/or the night sky (at least 25%) on the cover.

Forget Me Not - This bright blue wildflower is a symbol of remembrance, favorite memories and a lasting connection.
Read a book by one of your favorite authors.

Peony - In Greek mythology, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, showed more promise than his teacher. Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower to hide Paeon from his teacher's wrath.
Read a book with a character in the medical profession or with a character who is hiding something (other than being the killer).

Geranium/Pelargonium - The flowering plant we mistakenly call a geranium is actually a pelargonium, a different species in the same plant family.
Read a book by an author who uses a pen name or by an author who writes more than one series.

Amaryllis - For Victorian gentlemen, this flower meant a strong, self-confident woman.
Read a book with a MC who is a strong, self-confident woman.

Larkspur - This flower means protection against danger.
Read a book where a key character has a job that protects others (ex: law enforcement, firefighter, military).

BONUS:
Garden - These flowers make a lovely garden.
Read a book with flowers on the cover.


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