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Lynn

Our challenge is very simple & straightforward this month. We're celebrating famous authors whose birthdays fall in September. All you need to do to complete the challenge is read books by any of these authors listed below! Enjoy!

Happy Birthday to these writers and anyone else celebrating a special occasion in September!


3rd September - Sarah Orne Jewett
4th September - Joan Aiken
9th September - Leo Tolstoy
9th September - Phyllis Whitney
11th September - Enid Blyton
11th September - O. Henry
11th September - D.H. Lawrence
13th September - Sherwood Anderson
13th September - Roald Dahl
15th September - Agatha Christie
17th September - Gail Carson Levine
20th September - Upton Sinclair
21st September - Fannie Flagg
21st September - Stephen King
21st September - H.G. Wells
24th September - F. Scott Fitzgerald
25th September - William Faulkner
26th September - T.S. Eliot
29th September - Elizabeth Gaskell
30th September - Truman Capote

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How many books do you think you can read in September? Make a pledge and we'll help cheer you on to your goal!


message 2: by Lynn (last edited Sep 12, 2018 06:01PM) (new)

Lynn PARTICIPANTS:

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Dlyn 0/3
JennH
Licha-Olivia 0/5
SANDYE
Vanessa


message 3: by Book Concierge (last edited Sep 30, 2018 08:23PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2892 comments Mod
Celebrating September Literary Birthdays
Begins: 01Sep18 / Ends: 30Sep18


1 completed

Read a book by any of these September "babies"

3rd September - Sarah Orne Jewett
4th September - Joan Aiken
9th September - Leo Tolstoy
9th September - Phyllis Whitney
11th September - Enid Blyton
11th September - O. Henry
11th September - D.H. Lawrence
13th September - Sherwood Anderson
13th September - Roald Dahl
15th September - Agatha Christie
17th September - Gail Carson Levine
20th September - Upton Sinclair
21st September - Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe ✔ - 27Sep18
21st September - Stephen King
21st September - H.G. Wells
24th September - F. Scott Fitzgerald
25th September - William Faulkner
26th September - T.S. Eliot
29th September - Elizabeth Gaskell
30th September - Truman Capote


message 4: by JennH (last edited Oct 01, 2018 07:57PM) (new)

JennH | 222 comments September 2018 Literary Birthdays Challenge

Happy Birthday to these writers and anyone else celebrating a special occasion in September!

3rd September - Sarah Orne Jewett
4th September - Joan Aiken
9th September - Leo Tolstoy
9th September - Phyllis Whitney
11th September - Enid Blyton
✔11th September - O. Henry - The Best of O. Henry - 9/18/18
11th September - D.H. Lawrence
13th September - Sherwood Anderson
✔13th September - Roald Dahl - The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar CD: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar CD - 9/16/18
✔15th September - Agatha Christie - A Murder Is Announced - 9/30/18
✔17th September - Gail Carson Levine - The Two Princesses of Bamarre - 9/24/18
20th September - Upton Sinclair
21st September - Fannie Flagg
✔21st September - Stephen King - The Eyes of the Dragon - 9/16/18
21st September - H.G. Wells
24th September - F. Scott Fitzgerald
25th September - William Faulkner
26th September - T.S. Eliot
29th September - Elizabeth Gaskell
30th September - Truman Capote

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How many books do you think you can read in September? Make a pledge and we'll help cheer you on to your goal!

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar CD The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar CD by Roald Dahl The Best of O. Henry by O. Henry The Two Princesses of Bamarre (The Two Princesses of Bamarre, #1) by Gail Carson Levine


message 5: by Licha-Olivia (last edited Oct 07, 2018 12:38PM) (new)

Licha-Olivia | 284 comments Celebrating September Literary Birthdays
Begins: 01Sep18 / Ends: 30Sep18

0/5 completed

Read a book by any of these September "babies"

3rd September - Sarah Orne Jewett
4th September - Joan Aiken - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (9/28/18)
9th September - Leo Tolstoy
9th September - Phyllis Whitney
11th September - Enid Blyton
11th September - O. Henry
11th September - D.H. Lawrence
13th September - Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio (9/30/18)
13th September - Roald Dahl The BFG (9/23/18)
15th September - Agatha Christie
17th September - Gail Carson Levine Ella Enchanted (10/6/18)
20th September - Upton Sinclair
21st September - Fannie Flagg
21st September - Stephen King
21st September - H.G. Wells
24th September - F. Scott Fitzgerald
25th September - William Faulkner
26th September - T.S. Eliot
29th September - Elizabeth Gaskell
30th September - Truman Capote


message 6: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Welcome to the challenge, everyone!!


message 7: by Vanessa (last edited Sep 20, 2018 04:12PM) (new)


message 8: by SANDYE (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) Happy Birthday to these famous authors!! I've wanted to read some of the books by a few of these authors. Great excuse to get to it!

3rd September - Sarah Orne Jewett
4th September - Joan Aiken
9th September - Leo Tolstoy
9th September - Phyllis Whitney
11th September - Enid Blyton
11th September - O. Henry
11th September - D.H. Lawrence
13th September - Sherwood Anderson
13th September - Roald Dahl
15th September - Agatha Christie
17th September - Gail Carson Levine
20th September - Upton Sinclair
21st September - Fannie Flagg
21st September - Stephen King
21st September - H.G. Wells
24th September - F. Scott Fitzgerald
25th September - William Faulkner
26th September - T.S. Eliot
29th September - Elizabeth Gaskell
30th September - Truman Capote


message 9: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Excellent. Welcome to the challenge. I think I'll read some Agatha Christie books. I have so many of her novels + it fits the challenge perfectly this month!


message 10: by Koren (last edited Sep 16, 2018 07:31PM) (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 546 comments I didn't think I was going to attempt this challenge but I got a Truman Capote and a Stephen King book from the library today. The Capote book will be a quick read.

3rd September - Sarah Orne Jewett
4th September - Joan Aiken
9th September - Leo Tolstoy
9th September - Phyllis Whitney
11th September - Enid Blyton
11th September - O. Henry
11th September - D.H. Lawrence
13th September - Sherwood Anderson
13th September - Roald Dahl
15th September - Agatha Christie
17th September - Gail Carson Levine
20th September - Upton Sinclair
21st September - Fannie Flagg
21st September - Stephen King
21st September - H.G. Wells
24th September - F. Scott Fitzgerald
25th September - William Faulkner
26th September - T.S. Eliot
29th September - Elizabeth Gaskell
30th September - Truman Capote-Breakfast at Tiffany's finished 9/15


message 11: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa (nesshawk) | 13 comments Thanks for the challenge! I had never read Enid Blyton before and I fell in love!


message 12: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2892 comments Mod
Vanessa wrote: "Thanks for the challenge! I had never read Enid Blyton before and I fell in love!"

I LOVED Enid Blyton books when I was a kid! She's not very popular in the USA, but I believe she's still quite popular in the UK (and commonwealth nations).


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