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message 1: by Jude: The Epic Reader, Group Organizer (new)

Jude: The Epic Reader (imnotjude) | 321 comments Mod
Here you can keep update on your challenge.
Challenge starts June 1st
Challenge ends August 31st
EACH COMPLETION POST MUST INCLUDE:
SECTION:
NUMBER:
TASK:
BOOK READ:
AUTHOR:
DATE READ:
RATING:
HOW IT FITS TASK:

EXAMPLE:
Section; Summer
Number: 4
Task: Read a book that could be considered a 'beach read'
Book Read: The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Author: Emma Straub
Date Read: June 20th
Rating: 5*****
How it fits: Water and beaches.


message 2: by Jude: The Epic Reader, Group Organizer (last edited Sep 06, 2018 01:56PM) (new)

Jude: The Epic Reader (imnotjude) | 321 comments Mod
Summer-Related Tasks
1.Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open

2.Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities

3.Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover

4.Read a book that could be considered a “beach read”

5.Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean

6.Read a book that takes place on the water

7.Read a book that features fishing or fishermen

8.Read a book that features a popular summer sport

9.Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you

10.Read a book that you can finish in one day

Tasks to stretch your comfort zone

1.Read a book that features falling in or out of love

2.Read a book written by a LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character

3.Read a book that takes place in a country-or focuses on a culture- other than your own

4.Read a book by an author of color

5.Read a book that was translated from another language

6.Read a collection of short stories or essays

7.Read a book of poetry

8.Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale

9.Read a classic or contemporary western

10.Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile

11.Read a book that’s been sitting on you Goodreads shelves for a while

12.Read a choose-your-own-Adventure novel

13.Listen to an audiobook

14.Read a book that was translated from another language

15.Read a book that takes place in a country - or focuses on a culture - other than your own

16.Read a book by an author of colour

17.Read a book that takes place in the future

18.Read a book that is becoming a movie this year

June Reads

1.Read a book written by a LGBTQIA author of that features an LGBTQIA character

2.Read a book that takes place out in the great wide open

3.Read a book about the end of the world as we know it

4.Reread a book you were forced to read in school

5.Read a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't

6.Read a book that features fishing or fisherman

7.Read a book that features a popular summer sport

8.Read a book that features letters or journal entries

9.Read a book that features a father

10.Read a book that scares the bejesus out of you

11.Read a book that takes place on the water

July Reads

1.Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities

2.Read a book that features a family reuniting or hanging out for the summer

3.Read a book about your country's independence

4.Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover

5.Read a book that has the words red, white, or blue in the title

6.Read a humorous book

7.Read a book about geek culture

8.Read a book that takes place in outer space

9.Read a book that takes place at a nudist colony or features nudists

10.Read a book that could be considered a "beach read"

11.Read a book that takes place in or around a beach/ocean

August Reads

1.Read a book that features falling in or out of love

2.Read a book that takes place in a bar or heavily features drinks/drinking

3.Read a book that takes place on an island or in which the characters find themselves stranded

4.Read a book that you can finish in a day

5.Read a book that you picked up at a library sale or thrift store

6.Read a book about feminism or written by a feminist

7.Read a book that features a road trip

8.Read a book in which the characters go on an adventure

9.Read a book that you bought while on vacation


message 3: by Dawnie (last edited Jun 04, 2018 04:58PM) (new)

Dawnie Section: Stretch your comfort zone
Number: 18
Task: Read a book that becomes a movie this year
Book Read: A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
Author: Madeline L'Engle
Date Read: June 4th
Rating: 4****
How it fits: It comes out in theatres this year - or i think it came out in April of this year already?


message 4: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Stretch your comfort zone
NUMBER: 2
TASK: Read a book written by a LGBTQIA author or one that features a LGBTQIA character
BOOK READ: Beyond Trans Does Gender Matter? by Heath Fogg Davis
AUTHOR: Heath Fogg Davis
DATE READ: June 5th
RATING: 4 ****
HOW IT FITS TASK: The author is transgender (i think, if i remember correctly) and the entire book is -as the title suggests- about the issues Transgender people face as well as a general discussion about why sexuality is still such an important part of identification and why that should finally change.


message 5: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Summer Related Tasks
NUMBER: 8
TASK: Read a book that features a popular summer sport
BOOK READ: In Deep (All In #1) by Callie Harper
AUTHOR: Callie Harper
DATE READ: june 8th
RATING: 2 **
HOW IT FITS TASK: It features schwimming - the male main character is a olympic swimmer


message 6: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Summer Related tasks
NUMBER: 9
TASK: Read a book that scares the jesuses out of you
BOOK READ: Human Acts by Han Kang
AUTHOR: Han Kang
DATE READ: June 8-9th
RATING: 2.5 Stars ***
HOW IT FITS TASK: So many loved this book and kept recommend it to me that i was too scared to pick it up since i feared i wouldn't "get" the book or see what everyone else loved about it so much.


message 7: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Summer Related Tasks
NUMBER: 10
TASK: Read a book that you can finish in a day
BOOK READ: The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
AUTHOR: Anne Tyler
DATE READ: June 14th
RATING: 4 stars ****
HOW IT FITS TASK: I started and finished the book in a day.


message 8: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Stretch your comfort zone
NUMBER: 1
TASK: Read a book that features falling in or out of love
BOOK READ: Dare to Desire (Dare to Love, #2) by Carly Phillips
AUTHOR: Carly Phillips
DATE READ: June 17th
RATING: 1 star *
HOW IT FITS TASK: The two main characters fall in love


message 9: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Streich your comfort zone
NUMBER: 14
TASK: Read a book that was translated from another language
BOOK READ: Der Turm von Avempartha (Riyria, #2) by Michael J. Sullivan
AUTHOR: Michael J. Sullivan
DATE READ: June 2-17
RATING: 4 stars ****
HOW IT FITS TASK: Originally in English, i read the german translation


message 10: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Stretch your comfort zone
NUMBER: 3
TASK: Read a book that takes place in a country - or focuses on a culture - other than your own
BOOK READ: The Village by Marghanita Laski
AUTHOR: marghanita Laski
DATE READ: 18-21 June
RATING: 5 stars *****
HOW IT FITS TASK: It is set in Britain, I live in Germany.


message 11: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Stretch your comfort zone
NUMBER: 11
TASK: Read a book that's been sitting on your Goodreads shelves for a while
BOOK READ: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
AUTHOR: Eleanor Catton
DATE READ: 22-26 June
RATING: 3 stars ***
HOW IT FITS TASK: Has been on my goodreads shelves since october 2014


message 12: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Stretch your comfort zone
NUMBER: 15
TASK: Read a book that takes place in a country - or focuses on a culture - other than your own
BOOK READ: Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming
AUTHOR: Ian Fleming
DATE READ: june 17th
RATING: 4 stars ****
HOW IT FITS TASK: It is set in France, i live in Germany.


message 13: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie Section: Summer-Related tasks
Number: 3
Task: Read a book that features a yellow, green, or sandy cover
Book read: A Long Walk Home (Happawly Ever After Romance, #1) by Piper Landen
Author: Piper Landen
Date Read: June 16th
Rating: 2 stars **
How it fits task: Has yellow and green and even slightly sandy looking cover in my option.


message 14: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie Section: Stretch your comfort zone
Number: 5
Task: Read a book that was translated from another language
Book read: Blutzeuge by Tess Gerritsen
Author: Tess Gerritsen (english title: I know a secret)
Date read: 26-27 June
Rating: 3 stars ***
How it fits task: I read the german translation, it was originally written in english


message 15: by Dawnie (last edited Aug 08, 2018 04:55PM) (new)

Dawnie SECTION: Summer Related tasks
NUMBER: 1
TASK: Read a book that takes place in the great wide open
BOOK READ: The Beekeeper's Son (The Amish of Bee County, #1) by Kelly Irvin The Beekeepers Son
AUTHOR: Kelly Irvin
DATE READ: 2-6 August
RATING: 5 stars
HOW IT FITS TASK: Set in the middle of nowhere Texas -or in other words the great wide open.

SECTION:Summer Related Tasks
NUMBER: 2
TASK: Read a book that features summer recipes or outdoor summer activities
BOOK READ: The Southern Living Party Cookbook A Modern Guide to Gathering by Elizabeth Heiskell The southern living party cookbook
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Heiskell
DATE READ: 28 July
RATING: 5 Stars
HOW IT FITS TASK: Its a "guide" book, an idea book telling stories, sharing recipes and party ideas, and more than half of them are set during the summer season.

SECTION: Summer related tasks
NUMBER: 4
TASK: Read a book that could be considered a "Beach read"
BOOK READ: The Trophy Child by Paula Daly the trophy child OR The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn the woman in the window
AUTHOR: Paula daly OR A J Finn
DATE READ: 11-13 July OR 6-8 August
RATING: 3 OR 5 Stars
HOW IT FITS TASK: Both are mystery crime/thriller type of books i saw on "perfect beach read" lists on different websites. Also the woman in the window is basically on every "must read this summer" type of list i saw so far as well.

SECTION: Summer related tasks
NUMBER: 5
TASK: read a book that takes place in or around the beach/ocean
BOOK READ: Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald Tender is the night
AUTHOR: F. Scott Fitzgerald
DATE READ: 5-7 July
RATING: 3 stars
HOW IT FITS TASK: Set on the coast/beach of the French Rivera


SECTION: stretch your comfort zone
NUMBER: 4
TASK: Read a book by an author of colour
BOOK READ: The City Born Great by N.K. Jemisin The city born great
AUTHOR: N K Jemisin
DATE READ: 30 July
RATING: 2 stars
HOW IT FITS TASK: written by an author of color

SECTION: Stretch your comfort zone
NUMBER: 6
TASK: Read a collection of short stories or essays
BOOK READ: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology
AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman
DATE READ: 8- 10 July
RATING: 3 stars
HOW IT FITS TASK: Its a collection of short stories


message 16: by Dawnie (new)

Dawnie Section: Stretch your comfort zone
Number: 8
Task: Read a book that puts a spin on a well-known fairy tale
Book Read: The Forbidden Wish (The Forbidden Wish, #1) by Jessica Khoury
Author: Jessica Khoury
Date Read: August 20
Rating: 3 stars
How it fits task: Retelling of Aladdin

Section: Stretch your comfort zone
Number: 9
Task: Read a classic or contemporary western
Book Read: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1) by Lewis Carroll
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell OR Lewis Carroll
Date Read: 15 August OR 20 August
Rating: 3 stars OR 2 stars
How it fits task: They are classics

Section: Stretch your comfort zone
Number: 10
Task: Read a book from the bottom of your TBR pile
Book read: Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian
Author: Carrie Mesrobian
Date Read: 20-21 August
Rating: 1 star
How it fits task: I got this book in 2015 and was the oldest book on my physical TBR pile

Section: Stretch your comfort zone
Number: 13
Task: Listen to an audiobook
Book Read: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
Author: JK Rowling
Date Read: 20 August
Rating. 5 stars
How it fits task: Listen to it on Audiobook

Section: stretch your comfort zone
Number: 16
Task: Read a book by an author of colour
Book Read: Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Author: Thara Mai
Date Read: 14-15 august
Rating: 3 stars
How it fits task: Tahereh Mafi is the daughter of Iranian parents.

Section: Stretch your comfort zone
Number: 17
Task: Read a book that takes place in the future
Book Read: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1) by Katharine McGee
Author: Kathrine mcgee
Date Read: 19 August
Rating: 4 stars
How it fits task: Book is set in 2118


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