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message 1: by Jarvis (last edited Jul 28, 2014 05:04AM) (new)

Jarvis Following are the books you need to read :)

1. So, August is the Family Fun Month, read a book in which the family is out for a journey or they have fun in one or the other way.

2. Its The Indian Independence Day on 15th August, read an HISTORICAL FICTION.

 3. Women's Equality Day on 26th August, read a book with STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER.

4. Buddy read a book, in this group or anyother, your choice.

5. This like a BONUS one.... its our lovely Mod Anvita's birthday this month, so read a book on her favourite shelf (books which have 4 or 5 stars form her)

All the best! Have fun :D

message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee | 12 comments Finished Hunger Games - one of Anvita's list. That's #5, does it count for #3 as well? ;)

message 3: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Lee wrote: "Finished Hunger Games - one of Anvita's list. That's #5, does it count for #3 as well? ;)"

Yep! :D

message 4: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments Lee wrote: "Finished Hunger Games - one of Anvita's list. That's #5, does it count for #3 as well? ;)"

The challenge starts tomorrow so the ones you read from tomorrow only count :)

message 5: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Yeah I was also wondering the same, but I think it won't count because the date will be of July..... :)

message 6: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Anvita.... if you see, we live in east hemisphere, that means Lee will be behind in time, if he is in western hemisphere.... and if he is in east like us, then he will have more or less the same time as ours, so.... there is no possibility of being ahead of us in time.... just an explanation :)

message 7: by Lee (new)

Lee | 12 comments Not a problem. I generally read a dozen or so books a month, so I should be able to get it. I am on the US west coast, so I'm pretty much behind everyone.

BTW ... I am female. Have to get to work. TTYL!

message 8: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments Bye Lee. :)

message 9: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Oops sorry... Anvita wrote he and it is not on your profile, so I thought she was right .... sorry...

message 10: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments Rereads count for this challenge right?

message 11: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Arshiya wrote: "Rereads count for this challenge right?"


message 12: by Lee (new)

Lee | 12 comments I don't list my gender as I've had too many "invitations" in various social media when I did. I never take offense. It's a useful nickname. My birth name is Lenora.

message 13: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Oh... Lenora... nice name and glad you understood my mistake and didn't take offense :)

message 14: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments I officially signed up :)
PS: If anyone finds any good books for the family fun month tell me!

message 15: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments Did you send a newsletter announcing the challenge?

message 16: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments You recently sent all the members a PM right? It's just like that but you say about everything that's going on the group with links to all those threads. Shall I send a sample that I got from another group?

message 17: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments You did. Remember the one in which you asked all the members why they weren't active?

message 18: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments Yeah. I know. Don't worry. I'll try to send you a sample any you can do that :)

message 19: by Katie (last edited Aug 03, 2014 05:09PM) (new)

Katie | 19 comments 1. Never say Genius (Genius files, #2) -Family Fun
2. Fever 1793- Historical fiction
3. Chains (Seeds of America #1)-Strong Female Character

(It's my birthday this month too!)

message 20: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis @Katie... really? Birthday wishes to you as well! :)

message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Happy Birthday, Katie!

message 22: by DC (new)

DC (dc_111) | 38 comments Does a book in one's native tongue count?

message 23: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis DC wrote: "Does a book in one's native tongue count?"

Of course, if it satisfies the criteria :)

message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Does it count if the book has gratuitous sex scenes?

message 25: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Aaron, read whatever you want.... thats all I can say for you....

message 26: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Erica wrote: "Started If I Stay as a Buddy read today for #2"

Great, all the best :)

message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Aaron{{REBLAST}} wrote: "Pervert? That's sick. I'm a married man for God's sake. You better watch your name calling, Anvita."

Oh, so you decided you WEREN'T a scumbag that didn't deserve your fiancé like you said on another thread?

I hate to be a b*tch like this, but for God's sake, grow up, Aaron.

message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

I read Z for Zachariah for number 3 :)

message 29: by btwthesepages (last edited Aug 31, 2014 06:14AM) (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments August Challenge
Duration: 1st Aug - 31st Aug
Progress: 8/10

1. Family Fun Month:

2. Historical Fiction:
-> The Book Thief

3. Strong Female Character:
-> Also Known As (READ)
-> Pivot Point (READ)
-> The Lost Prince (READ)
-> If You Could See Me Now (READ)

4. Buddy Reads:
-> An Abundance of Katherines READ
-> Across the Universe READ
-> The Well of Ascension (currently reading)
-> The Rosie Project READ
-> Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold READ

5. Bonus-Anvita's Favorites:


Also Known As (Also Known As, #1) by Robin Benway An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell

message 30: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments Those are Buddy reads :)

message 31: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis #1 Family Fun Month -

#2 Historical Fiction -

#3 Strong Female Character-

#4 Buddy Read- The Lightning Thief

#5 Anvita's Favourite-

message 32: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis @Anvita.... No, Eragon doesn't fit in any of them, but still, you can read it, it's very nice :)

message 33: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments Family fun month: Any Ideas????

message 34: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis @anvita... no, that also doesn't fulfill any of them....

message 35: by Lee (new)

Lee | 12 comments #2 - Wind Warrior - READ
#3 - Catching Fire - READ

Enjoyed both a lot.

Have one reserved at the library for the bonus read and looking for something for Family Fun.

message 36: by btwthesepages (new)

btwthesepages | 384 comments I found this Second Chance Summer. Will it count for Family Fun????

message 37: by Lee (new)

Lee | 12 comments Picked up Before They're Gone by Michael Lanza for #1 and The Witches by Roald Dahl for the bonus read.

message 38: by Lee (new)

Lee | 12 comments Completed Before They're Gone. That's 4 out of 5 and will be all I'll do of this challenge. Leaving again, this time to my younger daughter's house in Bremerton. They just bought their own house, and we'll be cleaning the apartment they had as well as working on painting and doing yard work in the new house. Should return in a few days. Have a great weekend, all!

message 39: by Jarvis (new)

Jarvis Hey Lee:) Have fun! Wishing a great weekend to you as well:D

message 40: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Branning | 1 comments Maids of Misfortune
I am reading this series that fits #2 and 3! Love the mystery of who is responsible for a crime, how they discover it is a crime, and the sleuth is a woman who genuinely cares about the people she's helping. Set in 1880 San Francisco, it also shines light on what it was like back then in the city. Recommend ^^

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