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message 1: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
TCF Monthly Challenge for May

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Participation on this challenge has dipped considerably, to the point where, even after my announcement last month, it has still declined further. Since I received no feedback on the revamped version last month, I have decided that this will be the final month for the TCF Monthly Challenge. I hope you've enjoyed the challenge over the years and invite you to participate in any of the other challenges we have in the monthly folder!

How It Works:
★Create your own challenge by mix and matching across the various tasks, however the challenge is not a series of mini challenges!! It is one large challenge, not one for spell outs and one for the General/What's So Great... tasks! With the shortened format, you can no longer focus on just one part of it! This means that you must have at least one spell out word and at least one other task from the Tasks section completed in order to count as participating!
Books read can be used for only one task/letter! However, Multiple Unique books can be used for the same theme in the What's So Great...? Section.
★Books must be read from May 1st to May 31st
★Re-reads are allowed, but all books must be at least 50 pages in length!
★When using titles in the Spell Out Tasks, the words A, And, An, and The do not count.
★You CAN change your Books at any time during the challenge.

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

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

•Mom •May Day •Cinco de Mayo •Memorial Day •Flower(s) •Emerald •Taurus •Lily •Hawthorne •Sun •Lime(s) •Mother •Flower(s) •Victoria (Day) •Kentucky Derby •Star Wars •Armed Forces •Mizzle •Awks

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
♘Read a book with a Lily of the Valley or a hawthorne on the cover
♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
♘Costume Party: Read a book where a character attends a May Day Party or wears traditional pagan/renaissance dress

What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige))
Nurse's Week: Read a book with a Nurse main character
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts)
National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts)
National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
May 4th: Star Wars Day: Read a book from the Star Wars Franchise
May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something
May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance
May 30: The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.: Read a book where a bra can be seen on the cover


message 2: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (last edited May 25, 2018 03:58AM) (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
May TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration: May 1st to May 31st, 2018
Read: 7/7


Tasks:
A- Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston-5/16/18
W- Rome's Chance by Joanna Wylde-5/2/18
K- Random Acts of Crazy by Julia Kent-5/17/18
S- Stryder: The Second Chance Billionaire by Bonnie R. Paulson-5/16/18

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.: Trevor: The Fake Engagement Billionaire by Bonnie R. Paulson-5/18/18
♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.: Unwritten by Rachel Lacey-5/4/18
♘Read a book with a Lily of the Valley or a hawthorne on the cover
♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
♘Costume Party: Read a book where a character attends a May Day Party or wears traditional pagan/renaissance dress

What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige))
Nurse's Week: Read a book with a Nurse main character
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts)
National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts)
National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
May 4th: Star Wars Day: Read a book from the Star Wars Franchise
May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something: Fighting for Everything by Laura Kaye-5/24/18
May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance
May 30: The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.: Read a book where a bra can be seen on the cover


message 3: by Nicole (last edited May 30, 2018 07:11PM) (new)

Nicole P Let me try this one out :)

2018 May TCF Monthly Challenge

3/3 tasks completed

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

3/3 completed

✓ M: From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata (15/05) ★★★★★
✓ A: After Hours by Lynda Aicher (04/05) ★★★
✓ Y: The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen (18/05) ★★★

From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata After Hours (The Boardroom, #1) by Lynda Aicher The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2) by Sarina Bowen

What’s So Great About May? Themes

✓ National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts).
The Marriage Arrangement by Jennifer Probst (01/05) ★★★ - both MCs ride a bike.
"Caterina watched him take off down the street on the bike, his hands around the handle bars in a death grip." Loc 1074

✓ National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (17/05) ★★★★ - male MC looks at a photo album of his parents.

✓ May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something.
Need Me by Tessa Bailey (05/05) ★★★★ - male MC is an English professor.

✓ May 30: The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.: Read a book where a bra can be seen on the cover.
Make Me by Tessa Bailey (05/05) ★★★★
Make Me (Broke and Beautiful, #3) by Tessa Bailey

The Marriage Arrangement (Marriage to a Billionaire #4.5; 1001 Dark Nights #80) by Jennifer Probst Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling Need Me (Broke and Beautiful, #2) by Tessa Bailey Make Me (Broke and Beautiful, #3) by Tessa Bailey


message 4: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 42 comments Tasks:

•Mom •May Day •Cinco de Mayo •Memorial Day •Flower(s) •Emerald •Taurus •Lily •Hawthorne •Sun •Lime(s) •Mother •Flower(s) •Victoria (Day) •Kentucky Derby •Star Wars •Armed Forces •Mizzle •Awks

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
♘Read a book with a Lily of the Valley or a hawthorne on the cover
♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
♘Costume Party: Read a book where a character attends a May Day Party or wears traditional pagan/renaissance dress

What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige))
Nurse's Week: Read a book with a Nurse main character
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts)
National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts)
National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
May 4th: Star Wars Day: Read a book from the Star Wars Franchise
May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something
May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance
May 30: The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.: Read a book where a bra can be seen on the cover


message 5: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jun 01, 2018 11:02AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1995 comments May TCF Monthly Challenge

READ: 17/17

E: Exclusively Yours - Shannon Stacey 5/17
M: The Girls of Mischief Bay - Susan Mallery 5/5
E: The Spider - Jennifer Estep 5/31
R: Ready Player One - Ernest Cline 5/29
A: Angels Of Darkness - Andrews/Singh/Shinn/Brooks 5/29
L: Lake Silence - Anne Bishop 5/1
D: Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire 5/10
Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1) by Shannon Stacey The Girls of Mischief Bay (Mischief Bay, #1) by Susan Mallery The Spider (Elemental Assassin, #10) by Jennifer Estep Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline Angels Of Darkness (Alphas, #0.5; Guild Hunter, #3.5; The Guardians, #7.5; Samaria) by Ilona Andrews Lake Silence (The Others, #6) by Anne Bishop Discount Armageddon (InCryptid, #1) by Seanan McGuire

✔️♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
1. Midnight's Kiss - Thea Harrison 5/4
2. The Traitor's Bride - Alix Nichols 5/26
Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races, #8) by Thea Harrison The Traitor's Bride (Keepers of Xereill, #1) by Alix Nichols

✔️♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
1. A Clockwork Fairytale - Helen Scott Taylor 5/24
2. Shadow's End - Thea Harrison 5/31
3. Harvest Hunting - Yasmine Galenorn 5/25
A Clockwork Fairytale by Helen Scott Taylor Shadow's End (Elder Races, #9) by Thea Harrison Harvest Hunting (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #8) by Yasmine Galenorn

✔️What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer
Holding - Graham Norton 5/26
Holding by Graham Norton

National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover
The Copenhagen Affair - Amulya Malladi 5/5
The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
Ancient Spirits - Alice Duncan 5/14
Ancient Spirits (Daisy Gumm Majesty, #6) by Alice Duncan

May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something
Sea Glass Winter - JoAnn Ross 5/3
Sea Glass Winter (Shelter Bay #5) by JoAnn Ross

May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper 5/19
Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 6: by Elle (last edited May 29, 2018 08:27AM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 300 comments May TCF Monthly Challenge
Read: 10/10

Tasks:
S: Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede - May 15
U: Underland Chronicles #1 - Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins - May 20
N: Nicky Kyle's The Faerie Godmother's Apprentice Wore Green - May 1

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T
Traitor Born by Amy A. Bartol - May 7
The Twits by Roald Dahl - May 28

♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - May 12
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas - May 26
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells - May 29

♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
Among Others by Jo Walton - May 2

Read a book that has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient
Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong by Paul A. Offit - May 27


message 7: by Donna, Chief Inspector (new)

Donna (dkflynn33) | 779 comments Mod
May TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration: May 1st to May 31st, 2018
Read:


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

•Mom •May Day •Cinco de Mayo •Memorial Day •Flower(s) •Emerald •Taurus •Lily •Hawthorne •Sun •Lime(s) •Mother •Flower(s) •Victoria (Day) •Kentucky Derby •Star Wars •Armed Forces •Mizzle •Awks

Armed Forces
A
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M
E
D

F
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S

Taurus
T
A
U
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♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T:
1.
2.
3.

♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
1.
2.
3.

♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
1.
2.
3.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I’m in! I’ll be back tonight to make final choices!


message 9: by JoAnne (last edited May 30, 2018 07:32PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2472 comments May 1 - May 31 50 page minimum
Read 12 books! DONE!

Tasks:
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name. Read 7/9

F (The) Forgotten Road (The Broken Road Series Book 2) by Richard Paul Evans 5/6/18 4stars
L Longhorn Canyon #1 - Cowboy Bold by Carolyn Brown 5/1/18 4stars
O
W Wiley, Dorothy - Love's Whisper (Wilderness Hearts, Book #4) 5/25/18 5stars
E
R (A) Risk Worth Taking (The Legionnaires #3) by Brynn Kelly 5/5/18 4stars
The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans Cowboy Bold (Longhorn Canyon #1) by Carolyn Brown LOVE'S WHISPER An American Historical Romance (Wilderness Hearts Historical Romances Book 4) by Dorothy Wiley A Risk Worth Taking (Legionnaires #3) by Brynn Kelly

S Sullivan, Mark T. - Beneath a Scarlet Sky 5/7/18 5stars
U (The) Undercover Billionaire (Tate Brothers, #3) by Jackie Ashenden 5/20/18 3.5stars
N
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan The Undercover Billionaire (Tate Brothers, #3) by Jackie Ashenden

♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
How to Tempt an Earl by Tina Gabrielle How to Tempt an Earl (The Raven Club #1) by Tina Gabrielle 5/8/18 4stars (May 14, 2018)

What’s So Great About May? Themes Read 5
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad
What Happens in Summer by Caridad Piñeiro What Happens in Summer (At the Shore #2) by Caridad Piñeiro 5/26/18 4stars (Jon and Connie when she serves him dinner)

National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts)
All Night with the Cowboy (River Ranch, #2) by Soraya Lane All Night with the Cowboy (River Ranch #2) by Soraya Lane 5/13/18 4stars (May 29, 2018) (Tanner when in HS)

National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums
Herons Landing (Honeymoon Harbor, #1) by JoAnn Ross Herons Landing (Honeymoon Harbor, #1) by JoAnn Ross 5/11/18 4stars (Kylee is a photographer; Seth looks at photo albums with his in-laws)

May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something
Hooked On You (Chicago Rebels, #3) by Kate Meader Hooked On You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meade 5/22/18 4stars (Violet studies to be a teacher; Franky teaches about slugs, Cat learns guitar from Remy)

May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character has to mow the lawn
All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire 5/16/18 4stars (Elliot mows lawn in the summer to earn money)


message 10: by Amanda (last edited May 28, 2018 05:04AM) (new)

Amanda (albolick) | 14 comments May TCF Monthly Challenge BuJo=193
Duration: May

Read 28/10

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C Ella Enchanted 5-19
I Ivory's Familiars 5-20
N The Nixie's Song 5-15
C The Accidental Mermaid 5-18
O So I'm a Spider, So What?, Vol. 1 5-20

D Dragos Takes a Holiday 5-16
E Empowered, Volume 1 5-4

M Sink or Swim 5-3
A My One and Only 5-17
Y You're Not Allowed to Die 5-19
O So I'm a Spider, So What?, Vol. 2 5-26

T Books
Hunter's Season 5-3
Twin Dragon’s Destiny 5-3
Pia Saves the Day 5-16
Peanut Goes to School 5-16
Dragos Goes to Washington 5-17
Exit Strategy 5-18

Published in May
Planet Dragos 5-16
Doll Bones 5-21
Breakwater 5-25

Lily of the Valley/Hawthorne on cover

Fairies
Blood Bound 5-2-18
A Giant Problem 5-15
The Wyrm King 5-16
Pia Does Hollywood 5-17
Demon's Fury 5-24

What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad Furthermore 5-4
National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike
A Quick Bite 5-2
The Mouse and the Motorcycle 5-25


message 11: by Richard (last edited May 13, 2018 09:17PM) (new)

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

I must admit, I will miss this challenge. Thanks for the good times, Trea. :)

59/59

May Day
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Cinco de Mayo
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Emerald
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Taurus
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Hawthorne
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Mother
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Star Wars
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Mizzle
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message 12: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Richard wrote: "The Challenge Factory
May TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration: May 1st to May 31st, 2018

I must admit, I will miss this challenge. Thanks for the good times, Trea. :)"


Thank you for saying so, Richard, and I'm glad you've enjoyed the challenge!


message 13: by Jennifer (last edited May 27, 2018 11:25AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 875 comments IN!
****FINISHED 0527 ***** as far as i'm going to get, anyway!
Trea, thanks for your hard work on these. I enjoyed them!


Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: The Trouble with Scarlett: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year. I'll Be Seeing You

Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige) Murder in the Locked Library (Book Retreat Mysteries, #4) by Ellery Adams

Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts) Two Kinds of Truth
Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn Death, Taxes, and a Sequined Clutch

E The Engagements
M Monument to the Dead
E Energy Vampires: How to Deal With Negative People
R Razing the Dead
A The Address
L Let's Play Dead
D Death of an English Muffin


message 14: by Cindy III (last edited May 30, 2018 05:22PM) (new)

Cindy III | 340 comments TCF Monthly Challenge for May
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★all books must be at least 50 pages in length!

Tasks:
•Mom •May Day •Cinco de Mayo •Memorial Day •Emerald •Taurus •Lily •Hawthorne •Sun •Lime(s) •Mother •Flower(s) •Victoria (Day) •Kentucky Derby •Star Wars •Armed Forces •Mizzle •Awks

C
I Idol Dreams, Vol. 2 5/9
N
C
O

D Derek Landy The Faceless Ones 5/23 -
E Ellen Hopkins Rumble 5/28 - 30

M
A Arina Tanemura - Idol Dreams, Vol. 3 5/11
Y
O

A José Eduardo Agualusa - A General Theory of Oblivion 5/5 - 6
W The Water Dragon’s Bride, Vol. 3 5/15
KKazue Kato Blue Exorcist, Vol. 16 5/10 - 11
S Seraph of the End, Volume 10 5/18

Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T:
Arina Tanemura - Idol Dreams, Vol. 4 5/11
Rei Toma - The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 4
Takuma Morishige
Tetsuya Imai
Takaya Kagami

What’s So Great About May? Themes

Nurse's Week: Read a book with a Nurse main character
Pure Grit: How WWII Nurses in the Pacific Survived Combat and Prison Camp


message 15: by LaurLa (last edited May 28, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

LaurLa | 2796 comments May TCF Monthly Challenge
May 2018

My TCF Monthly Challenge (msg 15)

12 of 12 Complete

Spell-out
Hunter (Fairy Tale Bad Boys #1) by Erin R. Bedford Marriage of Inconvenience (Knitting in the City, #7) by Penny Reid Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3) by Janet Evanovich Reason to Believe (Bullet Catcher, #3.5) by Roxanne St. Claire Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4) by Ilona Andrews Loki's Daughters by Delle Jacobs Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost
✔🌸E: Erin Bedford - Hunter - 05.20 ★★★
✔🌸M: Marriage of Inconvenience - Penny Reid - 05.24 ★★★★★
✔🌸E: Evanovich, Janet - Three to Get Deadly - 05.13 ★★★
✔🌸R: Reason to Believe - Roxanned St. Claire - 05.07 ★★★
✔🌸A: Andrews, Ilona - Magic Gifts - 05.08 ★★★★
✔🌸L: Loki's Daughters - Delle Jacobs - 05.14 ★★★★
✔🌸D: Destined for an Early Grave - Jeaniene Frost - 05.05 ★★★★

May Tasks
Too Much Temptation (Brava Brothers, #1) by Lori Foster Tempting Fate (Providence, #2) by Alissa Johnson Love at First Sight (Cupid, Texas, #1) by Lori Wilde
✔Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month - T:
🌸Too Much Temptation - Lori Foster - 05.06 ★★★★
🌸Tempting Fate - Alissa Johnson - 05.26 ★★★★
✔Read a book published in the month of May in any year
🌸Love at First Sight - Lori Wilde - 05.02 ★★★★

What’s So Great About May?
Out of the Night (Falcon Securities, #3) by Geri Foster Fallen SEAL Legacy (SEAL Brotherhood, #2) by Sharon Hamilton
✔National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts
🌸Out of the Night - Geri Foster - 05.07 ★★★
✔May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance
🌸Fallen SEAL Legacy - Sharon Hamilton - 05.06 ★★★


message 16: by Suzanne (last edited May 22, 2018 12:33PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1470 comments The Challenge Factory
May TCF Monthly Challenge
Duration:
5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018

Progress: 17 out of 1+

Participation on this challenge has dipped considerably, to the point where, even after my announcement last month, it has still declined further. Since I received no feedback on the revamped version last month, I have decided that this will be the final month for the TCF Monthly Challenge. I hope you've enjoyed the challenge over the years and invite you to participate in any of the other challenges we have in the monthly folder!

How It Works:
(view spoiler)

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

✔•Mom
M: My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding by P.N. Elrod - ***** - 5/3/2018 - 310 Pages
O: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews - ***** - 5/4/2018 - 309 Pages
M: David McCullough; John Adams - **** - 5/1/2018 - 751 Pages
John Adams by David McCullough My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding by P.N. Elrod On the Edge (The Edge, #1) by Ilona Andrews

•May Day
M: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris - ** - 5/18/2018 - 414 Pages
A: John Allison; Giant Days, Vol. 4 - ***** - 5/2/2018 - 112 Pages
Y: Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative by Danielle Krysa - ***** - 5/15/2018 - 136 Pages

D
A: Kelley Armstrong; Bitten - ***** - 5/8/2018 - 436 Pages
Y
Giant Days, Vol. 4 (Giant Days, #4) by John Allison Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk And Other Truths About Being Creative by Danielle Krysa My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, #1) by Emil Ferris

•Sun
S: Sarah Graley; Kim Reaper Vol. 1: Grim Beginnings - ***** - 5/5/2018 - 112 Pages
U
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Kim Reaper Vol. 1 Grim Beginnings by Sarah Graley

•Lily
L: Lauren Willig; The Secret History of the Pink Carnation - ***** - 5/11/2018 - 400 Pages
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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1) by Lauren Willig Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

•Awks
A: John Allison; Giant Days, Vol. 5 - ***** - 5/15/2018 - 112 Pages
W: Horace Walpole; The Castle of Otranto - *** - 5/16/2018 - 125 Pages
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Giant Days, Vol. 5 (Giant Days, #5) by John Allison The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

•Victoria (Day)
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The Redhead Revealed (Redhead, #2) by Alice Clayton

•Cinco de Mayo •Memorial Day •Flower(s) •Emerald •Taurus •Hawthorne •Lime(s) •Mother •Flower(s) •Kentucky Derby •Star Wars •Armed Forces •Mizzle

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.

♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
♘Read a book with a Lily of the Valley or a hawthorne on the cover
♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character:
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs - ***** - 5/9/2018 - 308 Pages - Jonesy
♘Costume Party: Read a book where a character attends a May Day Party or wears traditional pagan/renaissance dress

Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5; Mercy Thompson World - Complete, #15) by Patricia Briggs

What’s So Great About May? Themes

National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige))
The Emerald City of OzEric Shanower - **** - 5/1/2018 - 120 Pages - Lettuce Color

Nurse's Week: Read a book with a Nurse main character
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts)

National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts):
Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter - ***** - 5/17/2018 - 353 Pages

National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
May 4th: Star Wars Day: Read a book from the Star Wars Franchise

May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something:
The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini - **** - 5/14/2018 - 271 Pages

May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance
May 30: The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.: Read a book where a bra can be seen on the cover

The Emerald City of Oz by Eric Shanower Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, #4) by Faith Hunter The Quilter's Apprentice (Elm Creek Quilts, #1) by Jennifer Chiaverini


message 17: by Erica, Quality Control Supervisor (last edited May 15, 2018 04:09AM) (new)

Erica | 1048 comments Mod
The Challenge Factory
May TCF Monthly Challenge


Tasks:
Spell out

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✔ O - The Fire Pit by Chris Ould ♥♥♥♥ (5/14)
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The Fire Pit (Faroes #3) by Chris Ould

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
♘Read a book with a Lily of the Valley or a hawthorne on the cover
♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
♘Costume Party: Read a book where a character attends a May Day Party or wears traditional pagan/renaissance dress

What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige))
Nurse's Week: Read a book with a Nurse main character
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts)
National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts)
National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
May 4th: Star Wars Day: Read a book from the Star Wars Franchise
May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something
May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance
May 30: The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.: Read a book where a bra can be seen on the cover


message 18: by Connie (last edited May 01, 2018 09:55PM) (new)

Connie D | 328 comments 0/0 completed

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

•Mom

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year.
♘Read a book with a Lily of the Valley or a hawthorne on the cover
♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
♘Costume Party: Read a book where a character attends a May Day Party or wears traditional pagan/renaissance dress

What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige))
Nurse's Week: Read a book with a Nurse main character
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts)
National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts)
National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
May 4th: Star Wars Day: Read a book from the Star Wars Franchise
May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something
May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance
May 30: The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.: Read a book where a bra can be seen on the cover


message 19: by Beth (last edited Jun 06, 2018 01:18AM) (new)

Beth | 371 comments OK, let's make this last one count. And thanks for all the fun months of great challenges!

•Mom •
Mira Grant wrote Parasite 5/13/18
octavia Butler wrote Fledgling 5/2/18
mcGuire, Seanan wrote Beneath the Sugar Sky 5/16/18

•Awks
Ashley, Jennifer wrote A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift 5/28/18
williams-Garcia, Rita wrote One Crazy Summer 5/28/18
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sebastian, Cat wrote It Takes Two to Tumble

♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel, 5/20
♘Read a book published in the month of May in any year. How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child 5/13/18

What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Salad Month: Read a book where a character is eating a salad or has a cover that is the color of a traditional salad ingredient (Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Cabbage (which is purple), Carrots, Croutons (Yellow or beige)) The Last Mile David Baldacci 5/23/18 (Amos goes on a diet and eats many salads)
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer (sheriff or sheriff's deputy counts) Mackenzie's Pleasure, Linda Howard 5/23/18 (sheriff)
National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover (Again, Motorcycle counts) Laughing Gas, P.G. Wodehouse 5/16/18
May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something Mackenzie's MountainMackenzie's Mountain 5/20/18 (teacher)
May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters, Amy Lane 5/23/18 (Ben mows the lawn)
May 12: Military Spouses Day: Read a military romance Mackenzie's Mission, 5/20


message 20: by Richard (last edited May 29, 2018 10:33PM) (new)

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

60/60

Sun
(view spoiler)

Lily
(view spoiler)

Flowers
(view spoiler)

Memorial Day
(view spoiler)

Victoria Day
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Armed Forces
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Kentucky Derby
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message 21: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2796 comments Thanks again, Trea, for a great challenge! I hope you decide to bring it back in some other form soon!!


Challenge complete - original post:
My TCF Monthly Challenge (msg 15)


message 22: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
LaurLa wrote: "Thanks again, Trea, for a great challenge! I hope you decide to bring it back in some other form soon!!


Challenge complete - original post:
My TCF Monthly Challenge (msg 15)"


Congrats!


message 23: by Elle (last edited May 29, 2018 08:38AM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 300 comments I'll echo LaurLa in thanking you Trea for a great challenge series and my wishes that it continue in some form in the near future.

Challenge complete!
My Monthly Challenge (message 6)


message 24: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Elle wrote: "I'll echo LaurLa in thanking you Trea for a great challenge series and my wishes that it continue in some form in the near future.

Challenge complete!
My Monthly Challenge (message 6)"


Congrats, and thank you Elle!


message 25: by Richard (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) Completed message 11 & message 20.


message 26: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Richard wrote: "Completed message 11 & message 20."

Congrats, Richard!


message 27: by Nicole (new)

Nicole P Not the best result, but it was fun. Thanks Trea!

Message 3


message 28: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2472 comments Done on post 9.
Read 12 books!


message 29: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 340 comments done on post 14. 8 books read.


message 30: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Nicole wrote: "Not the best result, but it was fun. Thanks Trea!

Message 3"


Congrats, Nicole!


message 31: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
JoAnne wrote: "Done on post 9.
Read 12 books!"


Congrats, JoAnne!


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

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Cindy III wrote: "done on post 14. 8 books read."

Congrats, Cindy!


message 33: by Beth (new)

Beth | 371 comments Updated 19!


message 34: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Beth wrote: "Updated 19!"

Congrats!


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