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What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge

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Many thanks go out to Meg for suggesting that we change the merged TCF Monthly challenge into a quarterly one! This is a trial run, so it needs YOUR participation to continue! Reading and listing just ONE book in your post counts as participating!

How It Works:
★This will be a multi part challenge, so pick your level, then pick your books.
NO DUPLICATING BOOK OR TASK ENTRIES!! Books and Tasks are only to be used/listed/completed once! An example of this would be reading a book with a lit candelabra on the cover for the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, and then reading a different book with someone holding a single lit candle on the cover, justifying it by saying that it is two different candles. Once you complete the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, it can't be completed a second time to complete the category.
This is one large challenge, not five little ones! IF YOUR POST DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL FIVE PARTS OF THE CHALLENGE IT WILL BE DELETED! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
★Books must be read from July 1st to September 30th
★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: ✔ ✓
♦Add a tally of completed books to your Original Post= 0/5 completed!
♦Each Category has a different number of tasks in it, they are not all the same number of tasks! Plan your lists accordingly!

See my post for examples and if you have questions, PLEASE ask me here, or PM me!

Levels:
Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category
Hot: 7-9 tasks per category
Scorching: 10-12 tasks per category
On Fire: All tasks in all categories

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire (Blue)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory


Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


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⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
♢What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge♢
Duration:
7/1/18 - 9/30/18
Level: Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Read: 26/26

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

P- Playing Dirty by Amy Andrews-7/7/18
E- Elegy by Christie Golden-8/7/18
A- Loving in the Light by Alexandria Bishop-7/20/18
C- Catching Irish by Katy Regnery-8/11/18
H- Hot Response by Shannon Stacey-8/24/18

S- Sinking in the Shadows by Alexandria Bishop-7/4/18
W- Royally Wed by Teri Wilson-8/21/18
I- In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle-7/13/18
M- Finding the Perfect Man by Marie Higgins-8/25/18

R- Raid by Kristen Ashley-8/5/18
U- Knight (Unfinished Hero #1) by Kristen Ashley-7/23/18
G- Before the Storm by Christie Golden-7/13/18
B- Dating in the Dark by Alexandria Bishop-7/4/18
Y- My Heart Belongs in Galveston, Texas: Madeline's Search by Kathleen Y'Barbo-7/31/18

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green): Mac by Bonnie R. Paulson-8/11/18
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange): After the End by Katie Ruggle-7/13/18
•Sapphire (Blue): Creed by Kristen Ashley-7/30/18
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory


Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs: Stone: At Your Service by Rie Warren-8/27/18
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow: Close to Heaven by Pamela Clare-7/16/18
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!): Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden-7/9/18

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm: The Hope Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter-8/23/18
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character: Dare to Love by Carly Phillips-7/14/18
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing: Tempting Fate by Pamela Clare-7/15/18
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense: Bones Don't Lie by Melinda Leigh-8/17/18
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band: #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson-7/27/18
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew: The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser-8/19/18
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character

Forgotten Trails by Bonnie R. Paulson


message 5: by Nicole (last edited Aug 18, 2018 12:04PM) (new)

Nicole P What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge

Level: Warm: 1-3 tasks per category

34/50 tasks completed

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

Labor Day
✓ L: His Make-Believe Bride by Frankie Love (05/07) ★★
✓ A: Built For Her by Alexa Riley (19/07) ★★★
✓ B: Below the Belt by Sidney Halston (15/07) ★★★
✓ O: Sweet Spot by Tess Oliver (06/07) ★★★
✓ R: Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan (16/07) ★★★

✓ D: Delivery Girl by Lily Kate (01/07) ★★
✓ A: Protecting Freedom by Alexa Riley (23/07) ★★★
✓ Y: Fall Hard by Zoe York (13/07) ★★

His Make-Believe Bride by Frankie Love Built For Her by Alexa Riley Below the Belt (Worth the Fight, #3) by Sidney Halston Sweet Spot (Plaything, #2) by Tess Oliver Rough & Tumble (Haven Brotherhood, #1) by Rhenna Morgan Delivery Girl (Minnesota Ice, #1) by Lily Kate Protecting Freedom by Alexa Riley Fall Hard (SEALs Undone, #2) by Zoe York


Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red): Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (31/07) ★★★★
•Peridot (Green): Getting Schooled by Emma Chase (19/07) ★★★★
•Spinel (Pink): Butterface by Avery Flynn (09/08) ★★★★
•Sardonyx (Orange): Learning to Trust by Cynthia P. O'Neill (11/08) ★★★
•Sapphire (Blue): Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Jonathan Strahan (07/07) ★★★
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1) by Emma Chase Butterface (The Hartigans, #1) by Avery Flynn Learning to Trust (Learning, #1) by Cynthia P. O'Neill Under My Hat Tales from the Cauldron by Jonathan Strahan

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
1. National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen (01/07) ★★★★

2. National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs.


3. National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover.
Cashmere and Camo by Erin Nicholas (02/08) ★★★

4. Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen (08/07) ★★★

5. National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
The Boss and Her Billionaire by Michele de Winton (13/08) ★★★

6. National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam.


7. Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean).
Predator's Kiss by Rosanna Leo (21/07) ★★★

8. National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover.
Hot Asset by Lauren Layne (03/07) ★★★★

9. Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin.
The Player by Claire Contreras (11/08) ★★★ - female MC is from the Dominican Republic.

10. Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn.


11. Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow.


12. Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book.


13. Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!).
The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girl by Annika Martin (12/07) ★★★★ - published in July 2018.

Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen 2 Cashmere and Camo (Billionaires in Blue Jeans, #3) by Erin Nicholas Speakeasy (True North, #5) by Sarina Bowen The Boss and Her Billionaire (Love on Deck #1) by Michele de Winton 6 Predator's Kiss (Gemini Island Shifters, #1) by Rosanna Leo Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1) by Lauren Layne The Player by Claire Contreras 10 11 12 The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girl by Annika Martin

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
1. July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm

2. July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (23/07) ★★★★

3. July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover.
Rocked by Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn (14/08) ★★★
Rocked (Lost in Oblivion, #1) by Taryn Elliott

4. July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US.
Wicked Wish by Sawyer Bennett (13/07) ★★★ - set in Las Vegas, Nevada.

5. July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek.
Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame (02/07) ★★★

6. July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop.

7. July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook.
Full Mountie by Ainsley Booth & Sadie Haller (05/07) ★★★ - male MC loves to cook.

8. August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing.

9. August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover.

10. August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (25/07) ★★★★

11. August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh.
Imperfectly Criminal by Mary Frame (09/07) ★★★

12. August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book.

13. September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast.

14. September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title.
Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. (02/08) ★★★ - female MC is always late to her part-time job.

15. September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer.

1 The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Rocked (Lost in Oblivion, #1) by Taryn Elliott Wicked Wish (Wicked Horse Vegas, #2) by Sawyer Bennett Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect, #1) by Mary Frame 6 Full Mountie (Frisky Beavers, #3) by Ainsley Booth 8 9 Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) by Mary Frame 12 13 Sincerely, Carter (Sincerely Carter, #1) by Whitney G. 15


message 6: by Nicole (last edited Aug 19, 2018 01:09AM) (new)

Nicole P Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
1. July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (13/07) ★★★★★

2. July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game.
Jock Row by Sara Ney (11/07) ★★★★ - male MC is a college baseball player.

3. July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii.

4. July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney.
Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G. (23/07) ★★★ - male MC niece is obsessed with Disney.

5. July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918).

6. July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense.
Low Pressure by Sandra Brown (26/07) ★★★★ - romantic suspense.

7. August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery.
Burn for You by J.T. Geissinger (13/08) ★★★★

8. August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan.

9. August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago.
Merciless by Gina L. Maxwell (07/08) ★★★

10. August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band.
ROMANCE: Dragon Heat by Ella J. Phoenix (23/07) ★★★★

11. August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race.

12. August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief.

13. August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling.

14. September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank.

15. September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby.

16. September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew.
Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata (05/08) ★★

17. September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City.
Ruthless Protector by Sherilee Gray (03/07) ★★★ - set in New York.

18. September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book.
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick (12/08) ★★★

19. September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim.
Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot (13/08) ★★ - set in England.

20. September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book.
Lust Plague by Cari Silverwood (04/08) ★★★★

21. September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character.
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power by Paul Fischer (15/08) ★★★★

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling Jock Row (Jock Hard, #1) by Sara Ney 3 Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G. 5 Low Pressure by Sandra Brown Burn for You (Slow Burn, #1) by J.T. Geissinger 8 Merciless (Playboys in Love, #3) by Gina L. Maxwell Dragon Heat (Dragon Heat #1) by Ella J. Phoenix 11 12 13 14 15 Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata Ruthless Protector (Lawless Kings, #4) by Sherilee Gray Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1) by Meg Cabot Lust Plague (Steamwork Chronicles Book 2) by Cari Silverwood A Kim Jong-Il Production The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power by Paul Fischer


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Nicole P Wow! This looks great. Good job Trea. Looks like it's going to be fun :)


message 8: by Sarah (last edited Sep 25, 2018 05:56AM) (new)

Sarah Third Quarter Challenge:

Levels:

Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Tasks Completed: 10
Books Completed: 14

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs

Tasks Completed: 1
•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

V - Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn August 18, 2018; 5 stars
I - Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older Sep 12, 2018; 4 Stars
R - Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse July 28, 2018; 3 stars
G - Gemina by Amie Kaufman July 8, 2018; 4 stars
O - Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor July 16, 2018; 4 stars

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
Tasks Complete: 2
•Ruby (Red) - Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
•Peridot (Green) - The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel July 29, 2018, 4 stars
•Spinel (Pink) - Side Life by Steve Toutonghi
•Sardonyx (Orange) - The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
•Sapphire (Blue) - The Body by Stephen King July 7, 2018
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
Tasks Completed: 3
National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean) -Kraken Sep 9, 2018; 3 stars
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin - Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia August 14, 2018; 3 stars
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!) - Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (Sep 2017) July 2, 2018, 3 stars

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
Tasks Completed: 1
July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing - The Last Season
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh - Nimona by Noelle Stevenson August 18, 2018; 4 stars
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
Tasks Completed: 3
July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney - The Fifth Sacred Thing
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918) The Alice Network
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan - 1Q84
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby - Strange Weather July 4, 2018 (short story: Snapshot)
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book - S. by J.J. Abrams August 11, 2018; 3 stars
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book - Death's End July 15, 2018 - 3 stars
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character

This list is most certainly subject to change. lol


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⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Nicole wrote: "Wow! This looks great. Good job Trea. Looks like it's going to be fun :)"

Thanks, Nicole!


message 10: by Sarah (last edited Jun 25, 2018 09:27AM) (new)

Sarah Thanks for putting this together Trea. Looks like fun. I have a question- I see the rule about not doing the same task twice, can you apply a book to more than one category?

So I have Relic listed as my Green Cover, could I also use it for a task in category 5: Read a thriller?

Also- could we count Graphic Novels that are at least 50 pages? I'm thinking Nude Recreation Week is a perfect prompt for a Graphic Novel. lol.


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⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Thanks for putting this together Trea. Looks like fun. I have a question- I see the rule about not doing the same task twice, can you apply a book to more than one category?

So I have Relic listed..."


Sarah, rule 2 specifically states "NO DUPLICATING BOOK OR TASK ENTRIES!! Books and Tasks are only to be used/listed/completed once!". That means that once your book Relic is used, you can't use it again in a different section of the challenge, nor can you read a second book with a green cover to mark Category 2 complete. There is to be NO duplication at all in the challenge. However, if you were to find a different green covered book, and use Relic for the Read a Thriller task in Category 5, that would be acceptable.

Yes, Graphic Novels are acceptable, so long as they meet the 50 page minimum.


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah ⚜️Trea wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Thanks for putting this together Trea. Looks like fun. I have a question- I see the rule about not doing the same task twice, can you apply a book to more than one category?

So I hav..."


Thanks! I'm sorry I missed the word book in the second sentence. The way the first part was worded threw me off because of the singular book. (Don't ask- my brain is wired strangely.)


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Elle (elleay) | 300 comments I am so in! Thank you Trea for putting this together. It looks great.


message 14: by Elle (last edited Sep 25, 2018 09:51PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 300 comments What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018?
Duration: 7.1.18 - 9.30.18

Level: Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Read: 28/28

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
B: Blackout | Dannika Dark - Aug 25
E: An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson - Aug 27
A: Agatha Christie | The Murder at the Vicarage - Aug 10
C: Jen Calonita | Flunked | Jaymin Eve - Jul 4
H: Hunting Ground | Patricia Briggs - Jul 14

C: Chimes at Midnight | Seanan McGuire - Jul 11
A: Apprentice | Rachel E. Carter - Sep 3
M: Martha Wells | Rogue Protocol - Sep 19
P: The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang - Aug 6
I: I Hate Fairyland Vol. 4 | Skottie Young - Sep 15
N: Naomi Novik | Spinning Silver - Aug 13
G: Girl Meets Duke #1 | The Duchess Deal | Tessa Dare - Aug 3

W: Jacqueline Woodson | Brown Girl Dreaming - Sep 21
O: October Daye #8 | The Winter Long | Seanan McGuire - Aug 31
R: Rachel E. Carter | First Year - Jul 16
K: E.L. Konigsburg | From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Jul 11

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers
Ruby (Red): At Home: A Short History of Private Life | Bill Bryson - Sep 13
Peridot (Green):
Spinel (Pink): It Ends with Us | Colleen Hoover - Sep 5
Sardonyx (Orange):
Sapphire (Blue): Helium | Rudy Francisco - Aug 29
Larkspur:
Water Lily:
Poppy:
Gladiolus:
Aster:
Morning Glory:

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
Read a book
Circe | Madeline Miller - Jul 24
Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Read a book with a cover showing a lot of skin, or a character wears a skimpy bathing suit
Read a romance novel
Forbidden | Lauren Smith - Aug 17
Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
Strength | Jaymin Eve - Jul 31
Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or a baby factors into the plot somehow
Read a self help book
Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
Slouch Witch | Helen Harper - Aug 11
Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
Read a book set in the Southern US
Magic Slays | Ilona Andrews - Jul 6
Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or a character makes or eats a lollipop
Read a book with a character that loves to cook
Read a book with a mountain on the cover or the characters go mountain hiking/climbing
Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
Read any book you want.
Read a book that makes you laugh
Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
Read a book where a character makes breakfast
Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
Read a book where someone has survived cancer
Under Locke | Mariana Zapata - Jul 8

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
Read a book with a character that writes letters
Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
Read a book set in Hawaii
Read a book set in CA or with a child or adult character that loves anything Disney
Read a book with a character in the military or is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes on the cover, or the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
Read a book set in World War II or Japan
Read a book set in Chicago
Read a book set in the 1960s or in NY, or a character attends a concert or is in a band
Read a book set in Indiana, a character is a racer of some kind, or attends a race
Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
Read a book with a character that works in a bank
Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
The Hardest Fall | Ella Maise - Jul 20
Read a book where a character likes to sew
Read a book where a MC is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
She Rides Shotgun: A Novel | Jordan Harper - Jul 18
Read a mystery book
Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, a character travels from England to America, or can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
The Witches | Roald Dahl - Jul 25
Read a science fiction book
Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, or MC is an educator or actor


message 15: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 03, 2018 01:02PM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 875 comments In! :) ****Below is as far as I got by 09/30

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third
T Telling Tails
H Hotel Hex
I Inspector Specter
R Real Murders
D Demelza

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red) Sweet Suspects (Donut Shop Mystery, #12) by Jessica Beck
•Peridot (Green) Deep Fried Homicide (Donut Shop Mystery, #13) by Jessica Beck
•Spinel (Pink) Z A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
•Sardonyx (Orange) Divorce Horse (Walt Longmire #7.1) by Craig Johnson
•Sapphire (Blue) A Clean Kill in Tokyo (John Rain, #1) by Barry Eisler

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book! The Game of Life and How to Play It
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini. The Goddess Rules by Clare Naylor
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel! Promises to Keep
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean) Summit Lake by Charlie Donlea
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover Four-Patch of Trouble (Danger Cove, #4) by Elizabeth Ashby
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn An Obvious Fact (Walt Longmire #12) by Craig Johnson
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow Eight Hundred Grapes
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book The Secret Prayer: The Three-Step Formula for Attracting Miracles
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!) After I Do july 2014

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character Love & War
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US Murder on the Sugarland Express
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek Three Days Missing
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook Off the Menu
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing The Promise of Provence
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover Booked for Trouble (Lighthouse Library Mystery #2) by Eva Gates
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want. The Academy
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh The Wild Turkey Tango
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book Fixing to Die (Southern Ladies Mystery, #4) by Miranda James
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1) by Craig Johnson
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer A Criminal Defense (Philadelphia Legal #1) by William L. Myers Jr.

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters Murder at Chateau Sur Mer
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game Kindness Goes Unpunished
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney Haven Witches
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918) Alex and Eliza
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense The Kind Worth Killing
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery I Promise You This
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan The Last Telegram
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago The Ever After
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band Death at First Sight
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank Reading Up a Storm
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby The Rumor
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book A Novel Death
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim A Discovery of Witches


message 16: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 03, 2018 05:29PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1995 comments What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge
Level: Humid: 4-6 tasks per category

READ: 30/20

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs

•Peach
P: A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet 8/3
E: Earth to Hell - Kylie Chan 8/19
A: Abducting Abby - S.E. Smith 7/2
C: Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson 7/4
H: The Heist - Janet Evanovich 7/5

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:

✔•Ruby (Red) - The Duke Diaries - Sophia Nash 8/31
✔•Peridot (Green) - No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean 7/9
✔•Sardonyx (Orange) - Little Tiny Teeth - Aaron Elkins 7/1
✔•Sapphire (Blue) - A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness 8/23
The Duke Diaries (Royal Entourage, #3) by Sophia Nash No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLean Little Tiny Teeth (Gideon Oliver, #14) by Aaron Elkins A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
✔Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
Flying by the Seat of My Knickers - Eliza Watson 7/18
✔Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
Skinny Dipping with Murder - Auralee Wallace 8/10
Skinny Dipping with Murder (An Otter Lake Mystery, #1) by Auralee Wallace
✔National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
A Knight and White Satin - Jackie Ivie 8/17
✔Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
Paradox - Catherine Coulter 8/22
Paradox (FBI Thriller #22) by Catherine Coulter
✔Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Something About Witches - Joey W. Hill 8/26
Something About Witches (Arcane Shot, #1) by Joey W. Hill
✔Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year
Lucky in Love - Kasie West (July 2017) 8/22

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
✔July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
Bone Deep - Bonnie Dee 8/24
✔July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
Sugar Rush - Donna Kauffman (set in Georgia) 8/23
✔July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
The Real Deal - Lucy Monroe 7/20
✔August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
The Ice Twins - S.K. Tremayne 7/27
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
✔August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 7/27
✔August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
The Job - Janet Evanovich 8/30

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
✔July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
Shadow's Return - S.C. Wynne 8/25
✔July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I
Total Surrender - Rebecca Zanetti 8/1
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense

✔August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
Whiskey Sour - J.A. Konrath 7/25
✔August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the set in state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
Dark in Death - J.D. Robb 8/9
✔August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
The Chase - Janet Evanovich 7/24
✔September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
Jinx - Meg Cabot 8/12
✔September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde 8/4
✔September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
The Once and Future Duchess - Sophia Nash 7/6
✔September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
Record of a Spaceborn Few - Becky Chambers 8/21

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 17: by Erica, Quality Control Supervisor (last edited Sep 29, 2018 03:44PM) (new)

Erica | 1050 comments Mod
What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge
Duration: 7/1/18 - 9/30/18

Level: Warm (1-3 tasks per category)

Tasks:

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs

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✔ H - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (7/16)
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
✔ •Sardonyx (Orange) A Darker Place by Laurie R. King ♥♥♥♥ (7/1)
✔ •Sapphire (Blue) The King of Lies by John Hart ♥♥♥♥ (7/23)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

A Darker Place by Laurie R. King The King of Lies by John Hart

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes

✔ National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book! Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (9/29)
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
✔ Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin ♥♥♥♥ (7/1)
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
✔ August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want. Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch (8/3)
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
✔ August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith (9/14)
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Black Cat Crossing (A Bad Luck Cat Mystery #1) by Kay Finch The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
✔ July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco


message 18: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 1362 comments I'll give it a try even if I doubt I'll find many books for category 2 :-( and so I'll start with the lowest level and bump up in case I can.

What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge
Duration:
7/1/18 - 9/30/18
Level: Warm (1-3 tasks per category)
Completed: 0/20+
50+ pages, re-reads are ok, completed task mark with ✔, no re-posting when finished

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
first letter of Title, Author's First and Last Name, Series name (For Q, X, Y, Z also Author's Middle Initial), disregard articles
•Third •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Beach •Heat •August •September •Poppy •Peach •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Harvest •Yom Kippur

July (0/4)
J:
U:
L:
Y:

Ice Cream (0/8)
I:
C:
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Swim (0/4)
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Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire (Blue)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1. National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
2. National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
3. National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
4. Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
5. National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
6. National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
7. Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
8. National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
9. Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
10. Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
11. Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
12. Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
13. Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1. July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
2. July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
3. July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
4. July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
5. July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
6. July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
7. July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
8. August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
9. August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
10. August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
11. August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
12. August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
13. September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
14. September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
15. September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1. July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
2. July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
3. July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
4. July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
5. July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
6. July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
7. August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
8. August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
9. August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
10. August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
11. August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
12. August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
13. August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
14. September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
15. September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
16. September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
17. September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
18. September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
19. September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
20. September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
21. September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character
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message 19: by Jane (last edited Jul 27, 2018 10:39AM) (new)

Jane (janejonesreviews) | 70 comments Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name.


•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it. TOTAL: 3


•Ruby (Red) ~ Sold on You, Sophia Knightly ~ 07-10
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange) ~ When a Lord Loves a Lady, Julie Johnstone ~ 07-23
•Sapphire (Blue) ~ Trouble in Paradise, Elise Nobel ~ 07-12
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Sold on You (Tropical Heat, #3) by Sophia Knightly When A Laird Loves A Lady (Highlander Vows Entangled Hearts, #1) by Julie Johnstone Trouble in Paradise (Trouble #1) by Elise Noble

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter. TOTAL: 2

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US ~ Gianni, Melissa Schroeder ~ Set in Valdosa, GA 07-18
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek ~ The In-Laws, G.X. Chen ~ Peter Chi from the time he is a child studies all the time & considered a geek. ~ 07-21
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter. TOTAL: 2

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character ~ Santa Fe Mojo, Ted Clinton ~ Dave 'Hardball' Adams the murder suspect is a major league pitcher ~07-27
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense ~ She'll Never Tell, Hunter Morgan ~ Romantic Suspense with serial killer ~ 07-18
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


message 20: by JoAnne (last edited Sep 30, 2018 03:13PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2472 comments 7/1 - 9/30/18
read 34/34 50 page minimum Completed 5/5 categories DONE!
Level - Humid: 4-6 tasks per category

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs Read 18/18 DONE!
Spell out any of the following words with Title, Author First and Last Name, or Series name.

T Taylor, Mary Ellen - The Winter Cottage 9/10/18 4stars
H Happily Inc #3 - Why Not Tonight by Susan Mallery 7/18/18 4stars
I I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up #3) by Helena Hunting 8/9/18 4stars
R Ryan's Hand by Leila Meacham 7/11/18 5stars
D Do You Take This Cowboy?|by Stephanie Berget, Melissa Keir, Lyssa Layne, Robin Deeter, Ann Anders, Paty Jager, D'Ann Lindun 7/27/18 4.5stars
Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc., #3) by Susan Mallery I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up, #3) by Helena Hunting Ryan's Hand by Leila Meacham Do You Take This Cowboy? by Stephanie Berget

C Crespo, Nina - Fight for You (The Kingman Brothers #2) 7/7/18 4stars
A Aly's House by Leila Meacham 7/22/18 3stars
N Nicole Helm - Cowboy SEAL Redemption (Navy SEAL Cowboys #2) 7/3/18 4stars
C Crowning Design by Leila Meacham 7/14/18 3stars
E Erin Nicholas - Going Down Easy (Boys of the Big Easy #1) 7/28/18 4stars
R Rachel Brimble - The Mistress of Pennington's: Can a woman succeed in a man's world? (The Pennington's Department Store series #1) 7/16/18 4stars
Fight for You by Nina Crespo Aly's House by Leila Meacham Cowboy SEAL Redemption (Navy SEAL Cowboys, #2) by Nicole Helm Crowning Design by Leila Meacham Going Down Easy (Boys of the Big Easy, #1) by Erin Nicholas The Mistress of Pennington's Can a woman succeed in a man's world? by Rachel Brimble

L Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone #1) by Jill Shalvis 7/6/18 4stars
E Elin Hilderbrand - Winter Solstice (Winter #4) 8/5/18 4stars
O Our Song (The Wilder Books, #1) by Savannah Kade 9/2/18 4stars
Lost and Found Sisters (Wildstone, #1) by Jill Shalvis Winter Solstice (Winter #4) by Elin Hilderbrand Our Song (The Wilder Books, #1) by Savannah Kade

H Happily Inc #4 - Not Quite Over You by Susan Mallery 7/21/18 4stars
E Ensnared (The Accidental Billionaires #1) by J.S. Scott 9/26/18 4stars
A Amy Lillard - A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc #2) 8/3/18 5stars
T Treasure Her Heart by Marin McGinnis 9/28/18 4stars
Not Quite Over You (Happily Inc., #4) by Susan Mallery Ensnared (The Accidental Billionaires, #1) by J.S. Scott A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc #2) by Amy Lillard Treasure Her Heart by Marin McGinnis

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones: Read 4/4 DONE!
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task!

•Ruby (Red)
Second Chance At Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer Second Chance at Two Love Lane (Two Love Lane #3) by Kieran Kramer 7/30/18 4stars

•Peridot (Green)
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams 7/8/18 4stars

•Spinel (Pink)
The Christmas Wishing Tree (Eternity Springs, #15) by Emily March The Christmas Wishing Tree (Eternity Springs, #15) by Emily March 9/6/18 4stars

•Sapphire (Blue)
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber 8/6/18 5stars

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes Read 4/4 DONE!
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
Maybe for You (Whiskey and Weddings, #3) by Nicole McLaughlin Maybe for You (Whiskey and Weddings, #3) by Nicole McLaughlin 8/8/18 3.5stars (at TJ and Jen's bbq at their house)

National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic
Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs 8/7/18 5stars (Caleb and Reese at the Jersey shore)

Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
When We Found Home by Susan Mallery When We Found Home by Susan Mallery 7/4/18 5stars (Lake Washington)

Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Wild Deadwood Tales by E.E. Burke Wild Deadwood Tales by E.E. Burke, Zoe Blake, Paty Jager, Teresa Keefer, Megan Kelly, Sylvia McDaniel, Amanda McIntyre, Peggy McKenzie, Angi Morgan, Nancy Naigle, Jacqui Nelson, Terri Osburn, Ginger Ring, Maggie Ryan, Lizbeth Selvig, Tina Susedik, A.C. Wilson 7/13/18 4.5stars (cowboy hat)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter Read 4/4 DONE!
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
Hard Sell (21 Wall Street, #2) by Lauren Layne Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2) by Lauren Layne 8/18/18 4stars (Matt - computer brain; graduate HS at 16 and college at 19)

August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover
The Wild Mountain Thyme by Kathryn Scarborough The Wild Mountain Thyme by Kathryn Scarborough 8/4/18 3stars

August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies 8/12/18 4.5stars

August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
Your Biggest Fan? by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle Your Biggest Fan? (Fan Series #1) by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle 7/30/18 3stars (Noah or Nip - Callie's chihuahua)

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter Read 4/4 DONE!
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
Isaac Letters of Fate by Paty Jager Isaac: Letters of Fate by Paty Jager 8/19/18 4stars (Isaac and Alamayda exchange letters after her father dies; she writes in a journal)

August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book where the characters drink champagne
Racked and Stacked (Blacktop Cowboys, #9) by Lorelei James Racked and Stacked (Blacktop Cowboys #9) by Lorelei James 8/1/18 4stars (at the wedding)

September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash 8/22/18 4stars (Rachael and her mom)

September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England
The Mysterious Lord Millcroft (The King's Elite #1) by Virginia Heath The Mysterious Lord Millcroft (The King's Elite #1) by Virginia Heath 8/17/18 4.5 stars (Nottinghamshire and London)


message 21: by Lily (last edited Oct 09, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 182 comments ★Re-reads are allowed, must be at least 50 pages in length!
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category


42/42 - finished Sept 29th

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
• Third •
T- Test of Valor - 7/17 - 4★
H- Heathens Ink #4 - From Ashes - 7/7 - 4★
I- Inked in Vegas - 9/21 - 3.5★
R- Ravensong - 8/5 - 5★
D- Divide & Conquer - 7/5 - 5★
• BBQ •
B- Beneath This Mask - 8/20 - 4★
B- Body and Soul - 7/26 - 4★
Q- Quinn Ward - Challenge - 9/8 - 4★
• Beach •
B- Breaker of Chains - 8/17 - 4.5★
E- Ella Frank - Priest - 9/23 - 4.5★
A- Acquainted with the Night - 7/3 - 5★
C- Chasing the Dream Anthology - 7/6 - 3★
H- Hawk, Jordan L. - Drinker of Blood - 7/22 - 4★
• Leo •
L- Leaning Into Touch - 8/30 - 5★
E- The Englor Affair - 8/31 - 5★
O- Once Upon a Western Shore - 8/1 - 4★
• Work •
W- Whisper - 7/19 - 4.5★
O- The Only Gold - 8/19 - 4★
R- Rainbow Place - 7/8 - 4★
K- Kaje Harper - Don't Plan to Stay - 9/29 - 3.5★

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
•Ruby (Red) - Wilde Fire - 9/20 - 4★
•Spinel (Pink) - Beneath the Layers - 8/24 - 3.5★
•Sardonyx (Orange) - Crocus - 7/28 - 4★
•Sapphire (Blue) - The Virgin Manny - 7/22 - 4★

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
National Anti-Boredom Month: Black & Bluhe - 8/9 - 3.5★
Nude Recreation Week: Dream - 9/27 - 4★
Water Quality Month: Asylum - 8/11 - 4★
National Smile Week: Faux - 9/9 - 4★
Baby Safety Month: The Captain's Baby - 9/4 - 3.5★
Third Quarter: The 13th Hex - 7/1 - 4★

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: The Tin Star - 7/4 - 4★
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Snowed In - 9/10 - 3★
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Rain and Whiskey - 7/11 - 3.5★
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Galaxies and Oceans - 7/14 - 5★
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Forget Me Not - 7/13 - 4★
August 26: National Dog Day: Dog on the cover: The Senator's Secret - 8/8 - 3.5★

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
July 16: Book set in California: Made Mine: A Protectors / Made Marian Crossover - 9/16 - 4.5★
July 28: MC is in the military: Tight Quarters - 9/2 - 4★
August 4: MC works at a winery: Leaning Into A Wish - 9/10 - 3.5★
August 10: Book set in Chicago: Robbie - 7/10 - 4.5★
August 15: Book set in New York: I Do, I Do: An All or Nothing Short Story - 7/20 - 4★
September 16: Book set in England: A Gentleman Never Keeps Score - 8/23 - 4★


message 22: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (last edited Sep 30, 2018 07:25AM) (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5936 comments Mod
What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge
Time Frame: 01 July - 30 September 2018
Level: Warm
(1-3 tasks per category)
Completed: 36/36

Category 1 - Third Quarter Spell Outs
H: Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer by Alan Huffman (04 Aug 2018) ★★★★
E: Every Dead Thing by John Connolly (01 Aug 2018) ★★★★
A: The American by Andrew Britton (13 Aug 2018) ★★★★
T: The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrick (20 Sep 2018) ★★★★★

Here I Am The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer by Alan Huffman Every Dead Thing (Charlie Parker, #1) by John Connolly The American (Ryan Kealey, #1) by Andrew Britton The Triple Agent The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrick

O: Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen (24 Aug 2018) ★★★★
B: The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon (03 Jul 2018) ★★★★★
O: Of Sunlight and Stardust by Riley Hart & Christina Lee (30 Sep 2018) ★★★★★
N: No Worse Enemy: The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan by Ben Anderson (12 Aug 2018) ★★★★

F: Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright (18 Sep 2018) ★★★★
E: Elites of Eden by Joey Graceffa (01 Jul 2018) ★★
S: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (16 Aug 2018) ★★★
T: Talent Storm by Brian Terenna (19 Sep 2018) ★★
I: The Invasion by Peadar Ó Guilín (11 Jul 2018) ★★★★
V: Victory Square by Olen Steinhauer (16 Jul 2018) ★★★★★
A: The Assassin by Andrew Britton (25 Aug 2018) ★★★★
L: L.A. Heat by P.A. Brown (02 Jul 2018) ★★★★

Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen The Bone Sparrow shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 by Zana Fraillon Of Sunlight and Stardust by Riley Hart No Worse Enemy The Inside Story of the Chaotic Struggle for Afghanistan by Ben Anderson
Fascism A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright Elites of Eden (Children of Eden #2) by Joey Graceffa Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Talent Storm by Brian Terenna The Invasion (Call 2) by Peadar Ó Guilín Victory Square (The Yalta Boulevard Sequence #5) by Olen Steinhauer The Assassin (Ryan Kealey, #2) by Andrew Britton L.A. Heat (L.A., #1) by P.A. Brown

V: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre (30 Sep 2018) ★★★★
E: The Explorer by James Smythe (19 Aug 2018) ★★★
S: A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre (01 Sep 2018) ★★★★★
U: Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay (28 Sep 2018) ★★★★★
V: Vlad Dracula: The Dragon Prince by Michael Augustyn (09 Sep 2018) ★★★★
I: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park (02 Jul 2018) ★★★★★
U: Undines Tod by Henning Boëtius (11 Aug 2018) ★★★
S: Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino (15 Aug 2018) ★★★★★

Vanguard (Razorland, #4) by Ann Aguirre The Explorer by James Smythe A Spy Among Friends Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre Under Heaven (Under Heaven, #1) by Guy Gavriel Kay Vlad Dracula The Dragon Prince by Michael Augustyn In Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park Undines Tod by Henning Boëtius Spaceman An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino

Category 2 - Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
•Peridot (Green): Columbus: Demeter by J.C. Rainier (04 Sep 2018) ★★★
•Spinel (Pink): Confessions of a Cake Addict by Emma Kaufmann (26 Aug 2018) ★★
•Sapphire (Blue): The Charnel Prince by Greg Keyes (12 Aug 2018) ★★★★

Columbus Demeter (Project Columbus, #3) by J.C. Rainier Confessions of a Cake Addict by Emma Kaufmann The Charnel Prince (Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, #2) by Greg Keyes

Category 3 - Third Quarter Themes:
National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book! Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (31 Jul 2018) ★★★★
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn Lovers and Dancers by Heather Ingman (22 Sep 2018) ★★★
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!) The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer Published 07 August 2018 (17 Aug 2018) ★★★★

Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea Lovers and Dancers by Heather Ingman The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

Category 4 - Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter:
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover A Promise of Tomorrow by Rowan McAllister (20 Aug 2018) ★★★★
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want. Ascendent by Tal Bauer (01 Sep 2018) ★★★★★
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover Poison City by Paul Crilley (21 Sep 2018) ★★★★

A Promise of Tomorrow by Rowan McAllister Ascendent (Executive Power #1) by Tal Bauer Poison City (Delphic Division, #1) by Paul Crilley

Category 5 - History Facts for the Third Quarter:
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense Star of the North by D.B. John (05 Sep 2018) ★★★★
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan (21 Aug 2018) ★★★★
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon (07 Jul 2018) ★★★★

Star of the North by D.B. John Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan Death in a Strange Country (Commissario Brunetti, #2) by Donna Leon


message 23: by Michele (last edited Jul 10, 2018 03:18PM) (new)

Michele | 29 comments Another fun one.
Level: warm
7/1-9/30
Levels:
Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category
Hot: 7-9 tasks per category
Scorching: 10-12 tasks per category
On Fire: All tasks in all categories

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire (Blue)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


message 24: by Meg (last edited Oct 01, 2018 09:56AM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1163 comments Thanks, Trea - this will be fun!
Hot: 7-9 tasks

✔ F - Fried Rice and Fangs (Raven Snow) 7/3
✔ i - Issy Brooke - Small Town Suspicions 9/3
✔ r - Ruby Loren - Murder is a Monkey's Game 8/8
✔ e - Shannon Esposito - Karma's A Bitch 9/16
✔ w - Heather Webber - The Root of all Trouble 8/22
✔ o - Susan O’Brien -Finding Sky 8/31
✔ r - Barbara Ross - Iced Under 8/17
✔ k - Kathi Daley - Christmas Crazy 9/14
✔ s - Denise Grover Swank - Deadly Summer 9/10

Fried Rice and Fangs (Harper "Foxxy" Beck #10) by Raven Snow Small Town Suspicions (Some Very English Murders Book 3) by Issy Brooke Murder is a Monkey's Game (Madigan Amos Zoo Mystery #3) by Ruby Loren Karma's A Bitch (A Pet Psychic Mystery, #1) by Shannon Esposito The Root of all Trouble(A Nina Quinn #7) by Heather Webber Finding Sky (Nicki Valentine Mystery, #1) by Susan O'Brien Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) by Barbara Ross Christmas Crazy (Zoe Donovan Mystery #3) by Kathi Daley Deadly Summer (Darling Investigations #1) by Denise Grover Swank

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task!

✔ Ruby (Red) - M C Beaton - Agatha's First Case: An Agatha Raisin Mystery 8/14
✔ Peridot (Green) - Jamie Lee Scott - Textual Relations 8/16
✔ Spinel (Pink) - Mary Marks - Gone But Knot Forgotten 8/15
✔ Sardonyx (Orange) - Tim Meyers - Innkeeping with Murder 7/2
✔ Sapphire (Blue) - Julianne Holmes - Just Killing Time 7/20
✔ Larkspur - Heather Webber - The Root of all Trouble 8/22
✔ Water Lily - Lucy Burdette - Death in Four Courses 9/21
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
✔ Aster - Maria E. Schneider - Executive Dirt 9/9
✔ Morning Glory - Pamela Grandstaff - Morning Glory Circle 9/23

Agatha's First Case An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries) by M.C. Beaton Textual Relations (Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries #2) by Jamie Lee Scott Gone But Knot Forgotten (A Quilting Mystery, #3) by Mary Marks Innkeeping with Murder (Lighthouse Inn Mystery #1) by Tim Myers Just Killing Time (Clock Shop Mystery, #1) by Julianne Holmes The Root of all Trouble(A Nina Quinn #7) by Heather Webber Death in Four Courses (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #2) by Lucy Burdette Executive Dirt (A Sedona O'Hala Mystery, #4) by Maria E. Schneider Morning Glory Circle (Rose Hill Mysteries #2) by Pamela Grandstaff

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter.

✔ National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
Karen Rose Smith - Deadly Decor 7/7

National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs

✔ National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic
Leslie Langtry - Marshmallow S'More Murder 8/14

✔ Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin
Donna Joy Usher - Two Weddings and a Fugitive 7/27

✔ National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
B J Daniels - Hitched! 9/30

✔ National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a person wearing glasses on the cover
Dana Rongione - The Delaware Detectives 7/2

✔ Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
Laura Levine - Death of a Bachelorette 7/14

✔ National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Ellie Ashe/Eliz Ashby - A Novel Death 9/1

Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin

✔ Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Adele Abbott - Witch Is When It All Began 8/30

✔ Baby Safety Month: Read a book where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Jenna Bennett - Scared Money 7/9

Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book

✔ Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (pub July 2018)
Deborah Brown - Psycho in Paradise 8/21

Deadly Decor (Caprice De Luca Mystery #2) by Karen Rose Smith Marshmallow S'More Murder (Merry Wrath, #3) by Leslie Langtry Two Weddings and a Fugitive (The Chanel Series Book 4) by Donna Joy Usher Hitched! by B.J. Daniels The Delaware Detectives by Dana Rongione Death of a Bachelorette (A Jaine Austen Mystery #15) by Laura Levine A Novel Death (Danger Cove #10) by Elizabeth Ashby Witch Is When It All Began (A Witch P.I. Mystery, #1) by Adele Abbott Scared Money (Savannah Martin Mysteries #13) by Jenna Bennett Psycho in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 15) by Deborah Brown

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter.

✔ July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book that is set on a farm
Joyce Lavene -Give Em Pumpkin To Talk About 9/5

✔ July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
J D Robb - J D Robb - Calculated In Death 7/31

✔ July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
Kathi Daley - Cupid's Curse 9/20

✔ July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
Jenna Bennett - Bad Debt 7/16

✔ July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
Julie Moffett - No Living Soul 8/27

July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop

✔ July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
Pancakes and Corpses 9/26

✔ August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
Kathi Daley - Finding Answers 7/11

✔ August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
Jana Deleon - Dead Man Talking 8/13

✔ August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want
Edie Claire - Never Steal a Cockatiel 8/26

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh

✔ August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
Ellen Carlsen - The Chihuahua Affair 7/22

✔ September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
Kathi Daley - Murder at Dolphin Bay 8/30

✔ September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
Kate Collins - Tulips Too Late 9/15

September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Give Em Pumpkin To Talk About by Joyce Lavene Calculated In Death by J.D. Robb Cupid's Curse (Zoe Donovan Mystery #4) by Kathi Daley Bad Debt (Savannah Martin Mysteries #14) by Jenna Bennett No Living Soul (Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #9) by Julie Moffett Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis de Bernières Finding Answers (Rescue Alaska Mystery #2) by Kathi Daley Dead Man Talking (The Happily Everlasting Series, #1) by Jana Deleon Never Steal a Cockatiel (Leigh Koslow Mystery #9) by Edie Claire The Chihuahua Affair by Ellen Carlsen Murder at Dolphin Bay (Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley Tulips Too Late by Kate Collins

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter.

✔ July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847. Read a book with a character that writes letters
Kathi Daley - The Mother's Day Mishap 7/6

✔ July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
Nora Roberts - Rules of the Game 7/22

✔ July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898. Read a book set in Hawaii
Catherine Bruns - Death of the Kona Man 7/24

✔ July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California
Christy Murphy - Mango Cake and Murder 7/7

✔ July 28: World I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military
Sherry Harris - The Longest Yard Sale 9/23

✔ July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
J D Robb - Thankless in Death 8/24

✔ August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover or work at a winery
Carlene O'Neil - One Foot in the Grape 7/17

✔ August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II
Kate Kingsbury -A Bicycle Built for Murder 7/18

✔ August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana
Kate Collins - Missing Under The Mistletoe 9/12

August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling

✔ September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
Amanda M Lee - A Breath of Witchy Air 7/5

✔ September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
Louise Lynn - Purrfect Murder 8/9

✔ September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
Twisted Threads 9/18

✔ September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book set in New York City
Once Upon a Grind (Cleo Coyle) 7/10

✔ September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
Harper Lin - Sweets & a Stabbing 7/8

✔ September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book where a character travels from England to America
Rhys Bowen - Queen of Hearts 7/12

September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book

✔September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book with an educator as a main character (teacher)
Tracy D. Comstock - Murder Is Our Mascot 8/19

The Mother's Day Mishap (Tess and Tilly #3) by Kathi Daley Rules of the Game by Nora Roberts Death of the Kona Man (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #9) by Catherine Bruns Mango Cake and Murder (Mom and Christy's Mysteries #1) by Christy Murphy The Longest Yard Sale (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #2) by Sherry Harris Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb One Foot in the Grape (Cypress Cove Mystery, #1) by Carlene O'Neil A Bicycle Built for Murder (Manor House Mystery #1) by Kate Kingsbury Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery, #16) by Cleo Coyle Missing Under The Mistletoe (A Flower Shop Mystery #19.5) by Kate Collins Feint of Art (An Art Lover's Mystery, #1) by Hailey Lind A Breath of Witchy Air (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #12) by Amanda M. Lee Purrfect Murder (Hazel Hart #1) by Louise Lynn Twisted Threads (Mainely Needlepoint, #1) by Lea Wait Once Upon a Grind (Coffeehouse Mystery, #14) by Cleo Coyle Sweets & a Stabbing (The Pink Cupcake Mysteries, #1) by Harper Lin Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8) by Rhys Bowen Murder Is Our Mascot (Schooled in Murder, #1) by Tracy D. Comstock


message 25: by Alyssa (last edited Aug 15, 2018 07:29PM) (new)

Alyssa Lee | 16 comments ♢What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge♢
Duration: 7/1/18 - 9/30/18
Level: Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Read: 7/13 books
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs

B By Your Side by Kasie West Finished July 7
E Eragon by Christopher Paolini
A King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard Finished August 14
C Eldest by Christopher Paolini
H Cuckoo Song by Francis Hardinge

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red) Reflection by Elizabeth Lim Reflection (Twisted Tales, #4) by Elizabeth Lim Finished July 16
•Peridot (Green) The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver The Coffin Dancer (Lincoln Rhyme, #2) by Jeffery Deaver Finished July 6


Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book! War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!) Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Finished August 2
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want. Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense - The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver Finished July 13
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book - The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver Finished August 15


message 26: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 588 comments ♢What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge♢
Duration: 7/1/18 - 9/30/18

Levels:
Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category
Hot: 7-9 tasks per category
Scorching: 10-12 tasks per category
On Fire: All tasks in all categories

Progress:

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire (Blue)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


message 27: by BarbaraAnn (new)

BarbaraAnn | 327 comments I'll try for Humid Level

What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge
Humid Level 4 - 6 per category


How It Works:
★This will be a multi part challenge, so pick your level, then pick your books.
★NO DUPLICATING BOOK OR TASK ENTRIES!! Books and Tasks are only to be used/listed/completed once! An example of this would be reading a book with a lit candelabra on the cover for the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, and then reading a different book with someone holding a single lit candle on the cover, justifying it by saying that it is two different candles. Once you complete the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, it can't be completed a second time to complete the category.
★This is one large challenge, not five little ones! IF YOUR POST DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL FIVE PARTS OF THE CHALLENGE IT WILL BE DELETED! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
★Books must be read from July 1st to September 30th
★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: ✔ ✓
♦Add a tally of completed books to your Original Post= 0/5 completed!
♦Each Category has a different number of tasks in it, they are not all the same number of tasks! Plan your lists accordingly!

See my post for examples and if you have questions, PLEASE ask me here, or PM me!

Levels:
Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category
Hot: 7-9 tasks per category
Scorching: 10-12 tasks per category
On Fire: All tasks in all categories

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire (Blue)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


message 28: by Debbie (last edited Sep 25, 2018 10:56AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 1021 comments I'm inLevels:
Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category
Hot: 7-9 tasks per category
Scorching: 10-12 tasks per category
On Fire: All tasks in all categories

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

BERRIES
B The Cat Who Tailed a Thief by Lilian Jackson Braun 7/31/18
E Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson 9/1/18
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S The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene 7/14/18
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories The Secret of The Old Clock and The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene The Cat Who Tailed a Thief (Cat Who... #19) by Lilian Jackson Braun Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc., #1) by Shanna Swendson

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red) Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins 7/9/18
Evil in Carnations (A Flower Shop Mystery, #8) by Kate Collins
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink) Strawberry Cream Murder by Susan Gillard 9/17/18
Strawberry Cream Murder (Donut Hole Mystery #1) by Susan Gillard
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire (Blue) Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle 8/15/18
Dead to the Last Drop (Coffeehouse Mystery, #15) by Cleo Coyle
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book! Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson 7/24/18 250
Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux Dime Store, #1) by Denise Swanson
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic Out to Canaan by Jan Karon 9/3/18..464 pages
Out to Canaan (Mitford Years, #4) by Jan Karon
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel! Dogwood Hill by Sherryl Woods 8/9/18
Dogwood Hill (Chesapeake Shores, #12) by Sherryl Woods
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses on the cover, The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews 7/3/18
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 7/6/18
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain 7/11/18..296 pages
Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery, #1) by Diana Orgain
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in September of any year (Can include 2018!) The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home by Denise Kiernan 7/18/18
The Last Castle The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home by Denise Kiernan

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President by Sean Spicer 8/24/18
The Briefing Politics, the Press, and the President by Sean Spicer
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe 8/13/18
Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5) by Mary Alice Monroe
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop Willow Brook Road by Sherryl Woods 9/14/18
Willow Brook Road (Chesapeake Shores, #13) by Sherryl Woods
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want. Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy by Jeanine Pirro 9/25/18
Liars, Leakers, and Liberals The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy by Jeanine Pirro
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover All Fudged Up by Nancy CoCo 8/21/18
All Fudged Up (Candy-Coated, #1) by Nancy CoCo
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast The High Season by Judy Blundell 9/21/18
The High Season by Judy Blundell
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable 8/3/18
The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline 8/25 18
Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict 9/11/18
Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


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♢What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge♢
Duration: 7/1/18 - 9/30/18
Level: Warm: 1-3 tasks per category

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs



B The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman 7/31/18
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Courtney Milan wrote Once Upon a Marquess 7/2/18
anne Gracie wrote Marry in Scandal7/6/18
No Farm, No Foul Peg Cochran 7/21/18
A Call to Vengeance, David Weber ++ 7/6/18
elizabeth Moon wrote Cold Welcome 7/3/18
roach, Mary wrote Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, 7/21/18

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
(This is the hard one, because I don't know my flowers very well)

•Ruby (Red) The Power, Naomi Alderman 7/25/18 The Power by Naomi Alderman
•Peridot (Green) Gone Gull (Meg Langslow #21) by Donna Andrews , Donna Andrews 7/27/18

•Spinel (Pink)

•Sardonyx (Orange) If Tomorrow Comes (Yesterday's Kin, #2) by Nancy Kress , Nancy Kress 8/16/18
•Sapphire (Blue) Symbiont (Parasitology, #2) by Mira Grant , Mira Grant 7/21/18

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book! All These Worlds Dennis Taylor 7/6/18

National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover A Closed and Common Orbit 8/14
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini. Unmasked by the Marquess, Cat Sebastian 7/11/18
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel! Tinker, Wen Spencer 7/21/18
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World 8/29/18
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean) The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel Brown 8/23/18
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover Makoons 9/4/18
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin The Hearts We Sold, Emily Lloyd-Jones 8/8/18
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment, 7/15/18


Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!) Ancestral Machines, Michael Cobley 7/11/18

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter


July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character Tomorrow's Kin, Nancy Kress 7/29/18 (Marianne's 2nd husband)

July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US Moxie, Jennifer Mathieu 7/23/18
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek Vanguard, Jack Campbell 9/4/18

July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook Biscuits and Slashed Browns, Maddie Day 7/22/18
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing The Midnight Line, Lee Child 8/13

August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want. The Privilege of Peace, Tanya Huff 7/16/18
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, Zarqa Nawaz 8/8/18
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve 8/17/18
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast Piecing Me Together, Renee Walters 8/22/18



Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters Long Time Gone, Mary Connealy 8/23/18


July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney Tricks for Free, Seanan McGuire 8/8/18
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918) Ascendant, Jack Campbell 9/10/18

August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery Stone Mad, Elizabeth Bear 7/14/18



August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race Sparrow Hill Road, 8/31/18

August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling Rogue Protocoll, 9/4/18



September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City A Princess in Theory, Alyssa Cole 7/24/18

September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim Kenilworth, Walter Scott 8/16/18
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book A Wrinkle in Time, 7/15/18


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What's so Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge
Duration: 7/1/18 - 9/30/18
Level: Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
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Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category
Hot: 7-9 tasks per category
Scorching: 10-12 tasks per category
On Fire: All tasks in all categories

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

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Elizabeth C. Bunce A Curse Dark as Gold
Ashford, Jane The Marriage Wager
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Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange) the big bad wolf tells all by Donna Kauffman 7/13/18*****
•Sapphire (Blue)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel! Daring to dream by Nora Roberts 9/2/18*****
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US-Nora, Nora by Anne Rivers Siddons 7/25/18*****
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


The Big Bad Wolf Tells All by Donna Kauffman Nora, Nora by Anne Rivers Siddons Daring to Dream (Dream Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts The Marriage Wager by Jane Ashford A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
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Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 720 comments Aiming for Humid Level
16/30 books - warm

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

C Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi 7/25
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Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed. For the flowers, find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

✔Ruby - Persepolis The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1) by Marjane Satrapi 7/26
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire
•Larkspur
✔Water Lily - The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 9/26
✔Poppy - Please Don't Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn (white poppy) 8/3
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: Read a romance novel
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover
✔Baby Safety Month: Read a book where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok 7/28
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
✔Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year Journeys An American Story by Andrew Tisch 7/4

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
✔July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
The Hope Jar (The Prayer Jars #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter 8/29
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
✔July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook American Street by Ibi Zoboi 8/6
✔August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy, #1) by Mark Frost 8/13
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
✔August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy, #2) by Mark Frost 8/17
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
✔September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff 7/11
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
✔September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus 9/15

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
✔July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
Lady Be Good by Amber Brock 7/21
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii
July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)
✔July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered true crime
Bad Blood Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou 8/4
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan
August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago
August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band
August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew
September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City
✔September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie 9/3
September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England or in the 1600s, where a character travels from England to America, or where a character can trace their ancestry back to a Mayflower Pilgrim
✔September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book Rogue (The Paladin Prophecy, #3) by Mark Frost 8/18
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


message 34: by Cindy III (last edited Sep 05, 2018 12:38AM) (new)

Cindy III | 340 comments What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018? Quarterly Challenge
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Many thanks go out to Meg for suggesting that we change the merged TCF Monthly challenge into a quarterly one! This is a trial run, so it needs YOUR participation to continue! Reading and listing just ONE book in your post counts as participating!

How It Works:
★This will be a multi part challenge, so pick your level, then pick your books.
★NO DUPLICATING BOOK OR TASK ENTRIES!! Books and Tasks are only to be used/listed/completed once! An example of this would be reading a book with a lit candelabra on the cover for the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, and then reading a different book with someone holding a single lit candle on the cover, justifying it by saying that it is two different candles. Once you complete the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, it can't be completed a second time to complete the category.
★This is one large challenge, not five little ones! IF YOUR POST DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL FIVE PARTS OF THE CHALLENGE IT WILL BE DELETED! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
★Books must be read from July 1st to September 30th
★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: ✔ ✓
♦Add a tally of completed books to your Original Post= 0/5 completed!
♦Each Category has a different number of tasks in it, they are not all the same number of tasks! Plan your lists accordingly!

See my post for examples and if you have questions, PLEASE ask me here, or PM me!

Levels:
Warm: 1-3 tasks per category
Humid: 4-6 tasks per category
Hot: 7-9 tasks per category
Scorching: 10-12 tasks per category
On Fire: All tasks in all categories

Tasks:
Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs
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. For harder letters like "Q", "X", "Y", and "Z", you may use the Author's Middle Initial to complete your words.

•Third •July •Cancer •Travel •Fireworks •Weddings •Summer •BBQ •Berries •Firecracker •Parade •Independence •Baseball •Dog Days •Outside •Swim •Bastille •Beach •Ice Cream •Heat •School •Leo •August •September •Poppy •Sturgis •Obon Festival •Peach •Vesuvius •Olympics •Picnic •Watermelon •Sunshine •Friendship •Camping •Pool •Labor Day •Work •Harvest •Virgo •Football •Rugby •Patriot Day •Grandparents •Yom Kippur

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers:
For this section, you will match the cover of the book you read to the listed task. For the gems, you'll match the color of the cover to the gem listed, and target colors will be included in parenthesis after the gem. Covers must be AT LEAST 50% the color mentioned to count for the task! For the flowers, you'll want to find covers that have the listed flower featured on it.

•Ruby (Red)
•Peridot (Green)
•Spinel (Pink)
•Sardonyx (Orange)
•Sapphire (Blue)
•Larkspur
•Water Lily
•Poppy
•Gladiolus
•Aster
•Morning Glory

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes
For this category, most of the tasks are taken from the National or International Monthly or Weekly Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

National Anti-Boredom Month: This one is simple: Read a book!
National Hot Dog Month: Read a book with a grill on the cover, or where the characters use a grill to cook hot dogs
National Picnic Month: Read a book where a character goes on a picnic or a book that has a picnic basket and blanket on the cover
Nude Recreation Week: Read a book that has a cover showing a lot of skin, or where a character wears a skimpy bathing suit, like a bikini.
National Romance Awareness Month: This one is simple: Read a romance novel!
How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days
National Eye Exam Month: Read a book with a pair of glasses/person wearing glasses on the cover, or where a character has to wear glasses or have an eye exam
Water Quality Month: Read a book that has a body of water on the cover (river, lake, pond, stream, ocean)
National Smile Week: Read a book that has a person smiling on the cover
Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book where a main character is of Hispanic origin
Fall Hat Month: Read a book with a hat on the cover, worn or unworn
Baby Safety Month: Read a book that has a baby on the cover, or where a baby factors into the plot somehow
Self Improvement Month: Read a self help book
Third Quarter: Read a book published in July, August, or September of any year (Can include 2018!)

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Unusual Daily Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 2nd: Build A Scarecrow Day: Read a book with a scarecrow on the cover or that is set on a farm
July 5: Work-a-holics Day: Read a book with a Work-a-Holic character
July 6th: International Kissing Day: Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover
July 12: Pecan Pie Day: Read a book set in the Southern US
July 13: Embrace Your Geekness Day: Read a book with a character that is considered a geek
July 20: National Lollipop Day: Read a book that has a lollipop on the cover, or where a character makes or eats a lollipop
July 25: Culinarians Day: Read a book with a character that loves to cook
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day: Read a book with a mountain on the cover or where the characters go mountain hiking or mountain climbing
August 7: National Lighthouse Day: Read a book with a lighthouse on the cover
August 9: Book Lover’s Day: Read any book you want.
Karneval Omnibus, Vol. 1 8/9 - 19
August 16: National Tell a Joke Day: Read a book that makes you laugh
August 26: National Dog Day: Read a book with a dog on the cover or as an important part of the book
September 2nd: International Bacon Day: Read a book where a character makes breakfast
September 5: Be Late for Something Day: Read a book where a character is always late or has the word Late in the title
September 8: Stand Up To Cancer Day: Read a book where someone has survived cancer

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter
For this category, tasks are taken from the Significant Historical Daily Event Celebrations found in each of the months of the Third Quarter. Match your book to the description found in italics after each listed task.

July 1: U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time in 1847 and later in 1963, ZIP codes go into use for the first time.: Read a book with a character that writes letters
July 6: In the very first All Star Baseball game in 1933, the American League wins 5-2.: Read a book with a baseball player character or where characters attend a baseball game
Silent Voice 8/6

July 7: President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii in 1898.: Read a book set in Hawaii

July 16: Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA in 1955: Read a book set in California or with a character that is either a child or an adult that loves anything Disney
Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me about Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss 8/27 - 30 Tyra Banks loves Disney
July 28: World War I began in 1914: Read a book with a character in the military or that is set during the time frame of World War I (July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918)

July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin: Read a book considered thriller, true crime, or romantic suspense

August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693: Read a book with champagne flutes or grapes (on the vine or off) on the cover, a book where the characters drink champagne or work at a winery
August 6: The Atom bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the U.S. in 1945: Read a book set in World War II or Japan

August 10: The village of Chicago is incorporated in 1833: Read a book set in Chicago

August 15: Woodstock began in a field near Yasgur's Farm at Bethel, New York in 1969: Read a book set in the 1960s or in the state of New York, or a book where a character attends a concert (bonus points if they attended the Woodstock concert!) or is in a band

August 19: Indianapolis Speedway holds it's first auto race in 1909: Read a book set in Indiana, where a character is a racer of some kind, or where a character attends a race
August 22: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in 1911: Read a book set in Paris or where someone is an art thief
August 30: Mary Wollenstone Shelley was born in London, England in 1797: Read Frankenstein or a Frankenstein retelling
September 2: The third Presidential cabinet department, the U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.: Read a book with a character that works in a bank
September 4: George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".: Read a book where a character is a photographer, either professionally or as a hobby
September 10: The Sewing Machine is patented in 1846.: Read a book where a character likes to sew

September 13: State police and National Guardsmen stormed Attica prison in New York State ending a five-day prisoners' revolt. Thirty one prisoners and 11 guards were killed.: Read a book where a main character is in prison or has been in prison or a book set in New York City

September 15: British mystery author Agatha Christie was born: Read a mystery book
Confessions

September 16: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution in 1620: Read a book set in England
A Date at the Altar 8/22 - 9/4

September 23: The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle in 1846: Read a science fiction book
September 24: Puppeteer Jim Henson was born: Read a book that features a puppet of some kind, a book with an educator as a main character (teacher, coach, principal, etc), or a book with an actor main character


message 35: by Connie N. (last edited Oct 14, 2018 11:10AM) (new)

Connie N. | 525 comments Not sure how I missed this one, but I'll try for 5 from each category:

What's So Great About...Third Quarter 2018?
Timeframe: 7/1/18 to 9/30/18
46/46

Category 1: Third Quarter Spell Outs (26/26)

Third (5/5)
T – Author Terri Brisbin - Christmas in Kilts - 7/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
H - Hot Asset by Lauren Layne - 7/17/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
I - I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses by Lisa Scottoline - 7/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connolly - 7/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
D – Author Diane Mott Davidson - The Last Suppers - 7/7/18 ♥♥♥♥

July (4/4)
J - Author J.D. Robb - Calculated in Death - 8/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
U - Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - 8/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Author Laura Drewry - How Forever Feels - 8/10/18 ♥♥♥
Y – Author Sabrina York - Spurred On - 7/11/18 ♥♥♥♥

Cancer (6/6)
C - Chocolat by Joanne Harris - 7/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
A – Author Jackie Ashenden - Make It Hurt - 7/12/18 ♥♥♥
N - The Nightingale Sisters by Donna Douglas - 7/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Author Carolyn Keene - Mystery of the Brass-bound Trunk - 8/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
E – Author Ellery Adams - Peach Pies and Alibis - 7/8/18 ♥♥♥
R - Author Nora Roberts - Blood Brothers - 7/30/18 ♥♥♥♥

Dog Days (7/7)
D – Author Donna Andrews - Six Geese A-Slaying - 7/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
O – Author Molly O'Keefe - Can't Buy Me Love - 7/13/18 ♥♥♥
G - Author Tess Gerritsen - Keeper of the Bride - 9/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie - 8/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Kristen Ashley - Rock Chick Reckoning - 8/28/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Y - You Can't Hurry Love by Lee Kilraine - 8/14/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Start Me Up by Nicole Michaels - 8/16/18 ♥♥♥

Heat (4/4)
H - Hawke by Sawyer Bennett - 7/28/18 ♥♥♥
E - Enemy Lover by Pamela Kent - 7/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Alexandra Ivy - When Darkness Comes - 8/31/18 ♥♥♥T - Trying It All by Christi Barth - 7/31/18 ♥♥♥♥♥

Category 2: Third Quarter Birthstones and Flowers: (5/5)
•Ruby (Red) - Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts - 7/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
•Peridot (Green) - Lover's Leap by Emily March - 10/13/18 ♥♥♥
•Spinel (Pink) - I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett - 9/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
•Sardonyx (Orange) - The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn by Vina Jackson - 8/24/18 ♥♥♥♥
•Sapphire (Blue) - Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh - 9/19/18 ♥♥♥♥

Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven, #1) by Nora Roberts Lover's Leap (Eternity Springs, #4) by Emily March I Dared the Duke (The Wayward Wallflowers, #2) by Anna Bennett The Pleasure Quartet Autumn by Vina Jackson Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling #3) by Nalini Singh

Category 3: Third Quarter Themes (5/5)
1. National Anti-Boredom Month - Read a book - X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥
X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew
2. Nude Recreation Week - Cover showing a lot of skin - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh - 7/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2) by Nalini Singh
3. National Romance Awareness Month - Romance novel - Dream Maker by Erin McCarthy - 8/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
Dream Maker (Nashville Nights, #2) by Erin McCarthy
4. National Smile Week - Person smiling on the cover - Playing with Fire by Kate Meader - 7/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
Playing with Fire (Hot in Chicago, #2) by Kate Meader
5. Third Quarter - Published in September of any year - Pub 9/10/13 - The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn - 8/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Sound and the Furry (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #6) by Spencer Quinn

Category 4: Wacky Holidays in the Third Quarter (5/5)
July 5: Work-a-holics Day - Work-a-Holic character - Along Came a Spider by James Patterson - 9/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) by James Patterson
Alex Cross works long hours when they have a case.
July 6th: International Kissing Day - Couple kissing on the cover - Love Taker by Erin McCarthy - 8/30/18 ♥♥♥
Love Taker (Nashville Nights, #3) by Erin McCarthy
August 1: National Mountain Climbing Day - Mountain on the cover/characters go mountain hiking – Murder Off the Beaten Path by M.L. Rowland - 8/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
Murder Off the Beaten Path (Search and Rescue Mystery #2) by M.L. Rowland
August 9: Book Lover’s Day - Any book - Fifteen Minutes to Live by Phoef Sutton - 8/27/18 ♥♥♥
Fifteen Minutes to Live by Phoef Sutton
September 5: Be Late for Something Day - Character is always late - Zoned for Murder by Evelyn David - 9/4/18 ♥♥♥
Zoned for Murder by Evelyn David
Maggie is a single working mom, so she’s always late for meetings, etc. as she tries to juggle both home and work.

Category 5: History Facts for the Third Quarter (5/5)
July 29: Son of Sam Murders begin – Thriller - The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch - 9/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch
August 4: Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon in 1693 - Where the characters drink champagne - The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand - 9/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
August 15 - Set in New York - Someone like You by Lauren Layne - 9/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
Someone like You (Oxford, #3) by Lauren Layne
September 13 - Set in New York City - Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb - 10/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Thankless in Death (In Death, #37) by J.D. Robb
September 15 - Mystery book - Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson - 8/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
Pretty in Ink (Tattoo Shop Mystery, #2) by Karen E. Olson

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 10/13/18*****


message 36: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Finished- post 8!

On to 4th Quarter challenge. I’m so excited there was enough participation to continue!


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

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Finished- post 8!

On to 4th Quarter challenge. I’m so excited there was enough participation to continue!"


Congrats!

We'll have to see if it sticks around into 2019 though...participation was right on the edge this time around, and if it slips just the tiniest bit for Fourth Quarter, it will get axed.


message 38: by Sarah (new)

Sarah ⚜️Trea wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Finished- post 8!

On to 4th Quarter challenge. I’m so excited there was enough participation to continue!"

Congrats!

We'll have to see if it sticks around into 2019 though...part..."


Aw- that would be a bummer. I get it though. I can only imagine how time consuming this all is.


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

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Aw- that would be a bummer. I get it though. I can only imagine how time consuming this all is."

It is very time consuming, and that's with using copy/paste for a lot of it! If it has low participation, I can focus my time on coming up with something else or on existing challenges, instead of a challenge that no one is enjoying but me and a few others. Just makes more sense to me to do that, instead of keeping a challenge around for nostalgia's sake.


message 40: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Selu wrote: "Complete in message 37. Thank you for the challenge!"

Congrats!


message 41: by Elle (last edited Sep 25, 2018 09:55PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 300 comments Finished in message 14!


message 42: by ⚜️XAR, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Elle wrote: "Finished in message 14!"

Congrats!


message 43: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2472 comments Finished on post 20
Read 34 books
Level Humid


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⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
JoAnne wrote: "Finished on post 20
Read 34 books
Level Humid"


Congrats!


message 45: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5936 comments Mod
Finished! Post #22, 36/36 read. :)


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⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Denise wrote: "Finished! Post #22, 36/36 read. :)"

Congrats!


message 47: by Celia (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 720 comments Finished post 33 (16 books)


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⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Celia wrote: "Finished post 33 (16 books)"

Congrats!


message 49: by Connie N. (last edited Oct 14, 2018 11:12AM) (new)

Connie N. | 525 comments A couple of weeks late, but I'm happy to be able to completely finish!: Post #35


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⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) | 4391 comments Mod
Connie N. wrote: "A couple of weeks late, but I'm happy to be able to completely finish!: Post #35"

Congrats!


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