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message 1: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 01, 2018 05:57AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
August 2018 Challenge - Summer's Coming ...
Begins: 01August18 / Ends: 31August18


Summer's almost over and kids will be going back to school ...

Tasks:

1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these:
A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive)

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)

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Rules of the challenge
*Books must be at least 100 pages in length
*Page counts are taken from the Goodreads record.
*A book counts for only ONE task per challenge (but feel free to use it for other challenges ... in the past or in another group).
*Re-reads are fine, as long as you actually read the entire book.
*Book should be finished within the time-frame of the challenge.
*Any format ("dead tree," e-book, audio...) is fine.

If you want acknowledgement that you have completed the challenge you MUST include the date you finished reading each book.

You should edit your original post to include the book (and/or cover) for each task. When you are finished, be sure to post a new message alerting me that you've completed the challenge. I do not get any notification when you edit your original post.

As always, have fun!


message 2: by Book Concierge (last edited Feb 07, 2019 02:26PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
List of participants

CLICK on your name to go directly to your post.

Connie

JennH ✔ - Completed

Kajoli - ✔ Completed

Koren - ✔ Completed

Sheila

Slytherpuff

SouthWestZippy

Tessa - ✔ Completed


message 3: by Koren (last edited Aug 31, 2018 07:27AM) (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 621 comments 1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover-Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the Worldby Joal Derse Dauer Saving Sadie How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World by Joal Derse Dauer

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa- The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance by Jo Tatchell finished 8/29 The Poet of Baghdad A True Story of Love and Defiance by Jo Tatchell

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these: A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)- Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer by M. William Phelps finished 8/24
Dangerous Ground My Friendship with a Serial Killer by M. William Phelps

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive) - Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan copyright 1992 finished 8/17
Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)- Rough Trade by Steve Jackson finished 8/22
Rough Trade by Steve Jackson


message 4: by SouthWestZippy (last edited Aug 22, 2018 01:12PM) (new)

SouthWestZippy 1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover READ Thunder Dog The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson Aug 20, 2018

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa
Plan to READ Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these: A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)
A,S
READ The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie Aug 09,2018

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive)
READ Pub. date 1995
Beyond the Killing Tree A Journey of Discovery by Stephen Reynolds Aug 06, 2018

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)
T,T,S
READ The Talker Stories by Mary Sojourner
The Talker Stories by Mary Sojourner Aug 21,2018


message 5: by Book Concierge (last edited Feb 07, 2019 02:25PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
August Challenge - Summer's End
Begins: 01Aug18 / Ends: 31Aug18



5 / 5 completed

1. Dog Days of Summer - Dog on the cover - The Dog Who Knew Too Much (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #4) by Spencer Quinn ✔ - 03Jan19

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa - Africa / Morocco - The Time in Between ✔ - 04Aug18

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these: A E M P S - BONUS: A.M.S. - Alexander McCall Smith / My Italian Bulldozer ✔ - 03Aug18

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive) - 1953 - Casino Royale ✔ - 04Aug18

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR - A T F - After the Funeral ✔ - 21Aug18


message 6: by Sheila (last edited Sep 27, 2018 07:07PM) (new)

Sheila | 364 comments I'm in though I haven't finished July's but I will.

3/5

1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these:
A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials) Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney--finished 8/2/18 Lola's Secret A Novel by Monica McInerney

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive). 1984 by George Orwell--originally published 1949--finished 8/30/18. 1984 by George Orwell

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)--The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris--finished 9/27/18 The Squire's Tale (The Squire's Tales, #1) by Gerald Morris


message 7: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Sheila wrote: "I'm in though I haven't finished July's but I will..."

I think you have plenty of company, Sheila! LOL

Enjoy the challenge.


message 8: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
I've got everyone linked to this point.


message 9: by JennH (last edited Aug 28, 2018 12:52PM) (new)

JennH | 64 comments August 2018 Challenge - Summer's coming

Tasks:

✔1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover
The Last Word by Ellery Adams 8/16/18
The Last Word (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #3) by Ellery Adams

✔2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 8/9/18

✔3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these:
A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 8/12/18

✔4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive)
The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne 8/21/18 - published in 1928

✔5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)
Anthem by Ayn Rand 8/25/18


message 10: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Have fun with the challenge, Jenn .... I've got you linked.


message 11: by JennH (new)

JennH | 64 comments Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is said to be set in a fictional African world - can I use that for #2?


message 12: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
JennH wrote: "Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is said to be set in a fictional African world - can I use that for #2?"

Sure ... we're not super strict in this challenge.


message 13: by Slytherpuff (last edited Aug 23, 2018 11:08AM) (new)

Slytherpuff | 2 comments 1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these:
A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)- Riding the Flume

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive)

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)- The Infinite Sea


message 14: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge, Slytherpuff. I've created a link for you, so you can easily find your post to update it as you work on the challenge. Feel free to count any books you read since Aug 1.


message 15: by Connie (last edited Aug 27, 2018 06:20PM) (new)

Connie D | 80 comments August 2018 Challenge - Summer's Coming ...
Begins: 01August18 / Ends: 31August18

Completed: 6 books
4/5 tasks

Summer's almost over and kids will be going back to school ...

Tasks:

1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover.
Woof.

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa.
Not My Father's Son Alan Cumming. (Some of it takes place in Malaysia and Singapore.) 8/25/18

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these:
A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)
Ann Patchett. Truth and Beauty 8/22/18
Phaedra Patchett. Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. 8/18/18
Sarah Pinborough, Through Her Eyes. 8/5/18 4 stars

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive)

Julie of the Wolves. Jean Craighead George. 8/23/18

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR
Split Second. Alex Kava. 8/27/18.


message 16: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Hope you enjoy the challenge, Connie. Your link is active.


message 17: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 80 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Hope you enjoy the challenge, Connie. Your link is active."

Thanks. Slow start, but not too late....


message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Connie ... You can add any books you've completed since Aug 1 that fit a challenge task.

As for me ... there are no dogs on any of my covers and I think that one will elude me this month.


message 19: by Koren (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 621 comments finished 8/29!


message 20: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Koren wrote: "finished 8/29!" YAY!


message 21: by Kajoli Barker Conner (last edited Aug 31, 2018 04:28PM) (new)

Kajoli Barker Conner | 30 comments Finished 8/28/18

Tasks: 5/5

1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, paperback, 226 pages, completed 8.17.18

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild, audio, 402 pages, completed 8.15.18

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these:
A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, kindle, 385 pages, completed 8.27.18 (fun fact: ALSO set in Africa)

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive)
Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin, kindle , 440 pages, completed 8.14.18 First published 2.15.1986

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)
Soul Catcher by Michael C. White Soul Catcher by Michael C. White, kindle, 448 pages, completed 8.19.18


message 22: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 80 comments Connie wrote: "August 2018 Challenge - Summer's Coming ...
Begins: 01August18 / Ends: 31August18

Completed: 6 books
4/5 tasks

Summer's almost over and kids will be going back to school ...

Tasks:

1. Dog Days..."




I didn't set goals for myself since I started late, so I succeeded!


message 23: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Good job Kajoli and Connie!


message 24: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2270 comments Mod
Update message 5 .... Finished (03Jan .... but I forgot to update)


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