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message 1: by Rachael (last edited Jun 27, 2018 11:41AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3446 comments LIGHT SPELL OUT CHALLENGE
Duration: July 1 - July 31, 2018


We just passed summer solstice and the days are full of light. Let's bring back an oldie but a goldie and spell it out! For this challenge choose a word that relates to light and spell out that word with books. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "an", "the", or "of") or the initials of its authors.

Example: Candles produce light.

C: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (our group read for this month!)
A: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
N: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
D: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
L: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
E: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
S: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Claire will be leading this challenge. Thank you!


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 01, 2018 01:57AM) (new)

I'm in! I choose the word LANTERN.

Duration: July 1 - 31, 2018

***COMPLETE***

✔️ L: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 14.07.2018 ★★★★★
✔️ A: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis 27.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆
✔️ N: Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 29.07.2018 ★★★★★
✔️ T: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 29.07.2018 ★★★★☆
✔️ E: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 15.07.2018 ★★★★☆
✔️ R: The Ruined Map by Kōbō Abe 31.07.2018 ★☆☆☆☆
✔️ N: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen 22.07.2018 ★★☆☆☆

L A N T E R N

7/7


message 3: by Meghan L (last edited Jun 26, 2018 06:57PM) (new)


message 4: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 3466 comments I'm in. I'll try for GLOW (I think)

0/4

G:
L: Little Fires Everywhere
O:
W: Wicked


message 5: by Nina (last edited Jul 31, 2018 04:43AM) (new)

Nina | 340 comments That challange is amazing! I love the idear, but as i have a extremly busy month i have to go for a short word. My word will be "wave".

2/4

W : The Winter People
✔️A : AchtNacht3⭐️
✔️V :Vampire Academy 3⭐️
E : Emma


message 6: by Vicky (new)


message 7: by Mie (last edited Jul 05, 2018 06:32AM) (new)

Mie | 2016 comments I will go for 4 books - 4/4 - COMPLETE ✔️

✅ S - Små påsatte brande - 3⭐️
✅ T - Twisted - 4⭐️
✅ A - Agatha Christie/While the Light Lasts - 3⭐️
✅ R - Elephants Can Remember - 4⭐️


message 8: by Ashley (last edited Jul 29, 2018 06:11PM) (new)

Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 1208 comments I will attempt 5 books
5/5 - COMPLETE

✅ F - Fatal Burn
✅ L - Mystery at Shadow Lake
✅ A - Out of Africa
✅ M - Cat and Mouse
✅ E - Eragon


message 9: by Claire (last edited Jul 27, 2018 08:57PM) (new)


message 10: by Lynn (last edited Jul 22, 2018 09:15PM) (new)

Lynn | 297 comments 5/5 -- COMPLETE!


S - Sweet-and-Sour Summer by Diane Muldrow -- 7/10/18 ✔
H - Oh Honey by Emily R. Austin -- 7/11/18 ✔
I - I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll -- 7/3/18 ✔
N - The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena -- 7/22/18 ✔
E - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng -- 7/21/18 ✔


message 11: by Claire (last edited Aug 01, 2018 05:50AM) (new)

Claire  (claire6452) | 713 comments Welcome to the July LIGHT SPELL OUT CHALLENGE

Hello, everyone! I will be leading this challenge. I can't wait to see what words everyone will be spelling!

PARTICIPANTS:

Allie - 0/4
Angela - 2/3
Anna - 7/7 challenge complete 7/31!
Ashley - 5/5 challenge complete 7/29!
Brittany - 6/6 challenge complete 7/31!
Cassandra - 0/6
Chris - 8/8 challenge complete 7/31!
Claire - 6/6 challenge complete 7/27!
Debra - 8/8 challenge complete 7/26!
Dlyn - 5/5 challenge complete 7/23!
Elina - 6/6 challenge complete 7/31!
Hafsa - 4/4 challenge complete 7/31!
Jenny - 6/6 challenge complete 7/31!
Jessica - 0/3
Jhuma - 3/3 challenge complete 7/11!
Katie - 0/5
Kristin - 2/5
Kristy - 0/9
Lynn - 8/8 challenge complete 7/17!
matilde - 1/4
Megan - 8/8 challenge complete 7/30!
Megan BG -5/5 challenge complete 7/31!
Meghan - 0/7
Mie - 4/4 challenge complete 7/5!
Nicole - 5/5 challenge complete 7/18!
Nikki - 5/5 challenge complete 7/27!
Nina - 0/4
Robin - 2/4
Samantha - 1/8
SarahKat - 4/4 challenge complete 7/28!
Shaelyn - 0/7
Siren - 2/5
Suaad (I just want a cat) - 4/4 challenge complete 7/21!
Thing 2 - 0/4
Vicky - 1/6

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message 12: by Nikki (last edited Jul 27, 2018 09:15AM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments My word will be FLASH, we'll see if I can finish all my books :)

5/5 --- Challenge Complete!

F: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah✔7/27/18
L: Hate List by Jennifer Brown✔ 7/11/18
A: The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer ✔ 7/3/18
S: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King✔7/11/18
H: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe✔ 7/17/18


message 14: by Lynn (last edited Jul 17, 2018 05:38PM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments ...

Going to try for GLEAMING

Light Spell Out Challenge
Duration: July 1 - July 31, 2018
8/8 COMPLETE

G -- Gods of Howl Mountain 07/17/18 ✔
L -- Never Let Me Go - 07/11/18 ✔
E -- Everyone Brave is Forgiven - 07/06/18 ✔
A -- All the Flowers Are Dying - 07/03/18 ✔
M -- Mask Market - 07/09/18 ✔
I -- Island of the Mad - 07/01/18 ✔
N -- And Then There Were None - 07/07/18 ✔
G -- Wandering Ghost - 07/12/18 ✔

Edited 07/17/18


message 15: by Allie (new)

Allie | 1 comments I will be doing Glow. I’m so excited for this challenge!!
G- The Grip of It
L- Little fires Everywhere
O- Of Fire and Stars
W- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


message 17: by Nicole (last edited Jul 18, 2018 06:10AM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) I am totally in for this challenge! I want to read a 5 books with the word SPARK.

0/5

S - A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
P - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
A - The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent
R - The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
K - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


message 19: by Robin (last edited Jun 30, 2018 07:41AM) (new)

Robin A I will try FIRE
F The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
I The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
R
E The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld


message 20: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Bailey  (kabailey12361) | 3 comments F-Fahrenheit 451
I-This Is Where I Leave You
R-The Rest of us Just live here
E-Edge
W-How to be a good wife
O-Once upon a day
R-The revenge of the radioactive lady
K-Kira-kira
S-schindler's list


message 21: by Mie (last edited Jul 01, 2018 12:12AM) (new)

Mie | 2016 comments Update msg 7: 1/4
✅ A for Agatha Christie (While the Light Lasts) - 3⭐️


message 22: by Elina (last edited Jul 31, 2018 12:13PM) (new)

Elina Tola (Bookeliina) (elinatola) | 94 comments I'm going for Candle
6/6
C - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi ★★☆☆☆
A - History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera ★★★☆☆
N - I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson★★★★☆
D - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ★★★☆☆
L - Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller ★★★☆☆
E - The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw ★★★☆☆


message 23: by Suaad (I just want a cat) (last edited Jul 04, 2018 08:02AM) (new)

Suaad (I just want a cat) (suaadijustwantacat) Yay this is gonna be fun! I'll go with Glow
G: Geekerella
L: Little Fires Everywhere
O: The Ocean at the End of the Lane or Out of the Blue
W: Warcross OR A Wrinkle in Time

*Edit: added another book to O


message 24: by Claire (new)

Claire  (claire6452) | 713 comments Mie wrote: "Update msg 7: 1/4
✅ A for Agatha Christie (While the Light Lasts) - 3⭐️"


Woohoo! That was fast!


message 25: by Mie (new)

Mie | 2016 comments Claire wrote: "Mie wrote: "Update msg 7: 1/4
✅ A for Agatha Christie (While the Light Lasts) - 3⭐️"

Woohoo! That was fast!"


Well, I DID start it early, but timed it so that I finished it this morning... 😉 And went straight on to another book, that I just couldn’t put down, so here is another one, hahaha..

2/4
✅ T - Twisted - 4⭐️


message 26: by Claire (new)

Claire  (claire6452) | 713 comments Mie wrote: "Claire wrote: "Mie wrote: "Update msg 7: 1/4
✅ A for Agatha Christie (While the Light Lasts) - 3⭐️"

Woohoo! That was fast!"

Well, I DID start it early, but timed it ..."


:) :) :)


message 27: by Gabby (new)

Gabby I'm in for FIRE, but not sure if I will accomplish all of it :)


message 28: by Hafsa | حفصہ (last edited Jul 31, 2018 01:17PM) (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (vibingwithabook) | 20 comments I'm in for LAMP!
4/4

◑ L = Love Story by Erich Segal. (L from Love)
◑ A = I Hope My Voice Doesn't Skip by Alicia Cook. (A from Alicia)
◑ M = If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. (M from Meredith)
◑ P = Puerto Rico Strong by Hazel Newlevant (P from Puerto)


message 29: by Angela (new)

Angela This is the first challenge I am joining. This was fun to think of a word based off of books I already wanted to read. I am going with the word 'bug' as in 'lightning bug'.

B=Ghost Boys
U=Unselfie
G=Gifts of Imperfection


message 30: by Claire (new)

Claire  (claire6452) | 713 comments Angela wrote: "This is the first challenge I am joining. This was fun to think of a word based off of books I already wanted to read. I am going with the word 'bug' as in 'lightning bug'.

B=Ghost Boys
U=Unselfi..."

Welcome to the challenge! Once you get one done, you'll want to join all of them!


message 31: by Katie (last edited Jul 16, 2018 10:30AM) (new)


message 32: by matilde (last edited Jul 03, 2018 03:00PM) (new)

matilde (matiswonderland) I´m in!

My word: MOON
M - A Court of Mist and Fury
O
O
N


message 33: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Ann (readncupcakes) | 66 comments I'm in.

0/3 books

S -
K -
Y -


message 34: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Jul 30, 2018 07:52AM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6981 comments I'll join in for 8!

C - Seduced By The Heart Surgeon by Carol Marinelli - completed
A - Artemis by Andy Weir - completed
M - The Murder House by James Patterson - completed
P - The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine - completed
F - The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - completed
I - Falling into Place by Amy Zhang - completed
R - The Lying Game by Ruth Ware - completed
E - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng - completed

8/8 - challenge completed!


message 35: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Morrison | 404 comments Update for message 17:

I finished Lullabies for Little Criminals for the letter L.


message 36: by Mie (new)

Mie | 2016 comments Update msg 7: 3/4
✅ R - Elephants Can Remember - 4⭐️


message 37: by Jhuma (new)

Jhuma Khan (jhumaaaa) I have an exam coming up this month, so I can't do much reading so I have a small goal.

My word: SUN

S - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
U - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
N - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Challenge Completed: 1/3


Suaad (I just want a cat) (suaadijustwantacat) Update message 24

Done with G: Geekerella - 3🌟


message 39: by Lynn (last edited Jul 03, 2018 01:04PM) (new)

Lynn (lmelliott) | 686 comments Finished my first two books and updated Message 15 -- 2/8


G
L
E
A -- All the Flowers Are Dying - 07/03/18 ✔
M
I -- Island of the Mad - 07/01/18 ✔
N
G


message 40: by Nicole (last edited Jul 03, 2018 02:48PM) (new)

Nicole Ricketts (nicolemeetswrld) Completed 1/5

S
P
A
R - The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur - 07/02/18
K


message 41: by matilde (new)

matilde (matiswonderland) Update to message 33: 1 book finished. Now of to finding books titles with O´s and N´s in them


message 42: by Lynn (new)

Lynn | 297 comments Update to msg. 11.

1/5

Thanks!


message 43: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6981 comments Just completed my book for "F" - The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. This series was not entirely nonredeemable. True, the author took some really sick turns and there were still major gaps in her plot line at the end. But I liked the inevitable conclusion of what would a truly good citizen give up to ensure that their beloved country was able to survive and thrive. That ending saved the series for me. It contained real emotion. But some of the twisted stuff in the middle was unnecessary and distracted from the overall plot. Worth reading but be warned. 3.5 stars

1/8


message 44: by Vicky (last edited Jul 05, 2018 01:59AM) (new)

Vicky | 69 comments It looks like mine are going to move around a bit, but here goes:

F - A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
L
A - The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
M
E
S

2/6


message 45: by Mie (new)

Mie | 2016 comments Update msg 7: 4/4 - COMPLETE ✔️
✅ S - Små påsatte brande - 3⭐️


message 46: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Morrison | 404 comments Update for message #17

I finished These Broken Stars for T today. 2/6 completed.


message 47: by Megan BG (last edited Jul 05, 2018 04:31PM) (new)


message 48: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Moore (ashleym99) | 1208 comments Update to message 8
1/5
finished Fatal Burn


message 49: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments I'm going for six books.


message 50: by Jhuma (new)

Jhuma Khan (jhumaaaa) Updated Message #38

The Light Between Oceans


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