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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Sep 03, 2018 08:02PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9736 comments Mod


DHASG September 2018 Challenge

Introduction: September is the first month of fall and the end of summer. September is the back to school month and it's time to say goodbye to vacation. But it can also be an exciting time. Let's celebrate September together!

Rules:

1, Any DHASG member can participate.
2. Sign up at any time during the month, but books must be read between 1 September and 30 September, 2018. Post when you sign up and update your progress regularly and when you finish.
3. Rereads are fine. Reads can overlap with other challenges on the group, but a book can only count once in this challenge.
3. In your stats, write your level, include book name, author, date read, and how it fits the particular challenge point.
4.Have fun!

Levels:

1. To the Nines: Read 9-12 books.
2. Hello Fall: Read 5-8 books.
3. Back to the Books: Read 3-4 books.

Categories:


1. Dancing in September: Earth, Wind and Fire's classic song has a lyric, "Dancing in September". How about you read a book where the character(s) dances in the book?
2.Read a Book Day September 6th is Read a Book Day. Do exactly that. Any book you read on September 6th counts for this part of the challenge.
3.Be Your Best Self: September is Self-Improvement Month. You can read a book that classifies as self-help or you can read a book where a character goes through a journey of self-improvement and actualization.
4.Please and Thank You: September is Courtesy Month. Read a book where a character has exquisite manners, or conversely, could stand to practice courtesy as suggested this month. Let us know which one.
5. (Don't) Be Late For Something!: September 5th is Be Late for Something Day. I don't recommend being late for appointments, except for your funeral. You could read a book where a character is habitually late, or being late is an integral part of the storyline.
6.I Beg Your Pardon!: September 8th is Pardon Day. It's a day to excuse yourself when you do something wrong, or to ask forgiveness for the harm or hurt you've done to others. Read a book where a character makes an effort to ask forgiveness for what they've done.
7.Swap Ideas and Other Things: While the holiday on September 10 is strictly about swapping ideas, how about we tackle the theme of characters who swap lives or personalities? It could be due to magical (or scientific intervention), or it could be a sort of Parent Trap/Prince and the Pauper) scenario.
8.Hispanic Heritage Month: September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Read a book that spotlights Latin American culture, or features a lead character who is of Latin American/Hispanic heritage.
9.Oh, Honey, Honey.: September is Honey Month. Read a book that represents and aspect of honey, a naturally made sweet liquid that comes from bees. Here's a sight that features information about honey: https://glorybee.com/content/honey-fa....
10.Piano Man or Woman: September is Piano Month. The piano is a classic music instrument that has a singular sound. Read a book that celebrates the piano in some way. Here are some facts about the piano: https://www.omahaschoolofmusicanddanc.... You could alternatively read a book that is named after a famous song that has a prominent piano instrumentation. Or a book where a lead character plays the piano.
11.Happy Wife, Happy Life!: The third Sunday in September is Wife Appreciation Day. Read a book where the lead character is a well-appreciated wife, or the lead character heaps appreciation on their wife.
12.School Supply Shopping: Take the following supply list and pick out the supply (holiday) that you need to be prepared for the start of school this September. Stepfamily Day, Skyscraper Day, National Women's Friendship Day, Eid-Ul-Adha, Rosh Hashanah, Autumnal Equinox, Ask a Stupid Question Day.

Information about September Holidays taken from Holiday Insights Page: http://holidayinsights.com/moreholida...








Challenge Participants List

Angela W
Stacie
Storm
Chocolatesoup



message 2: by Aղցela W. (last edited Oct 01, 2018 04:58PM) (new)

Aղցela W. | 107 comments I am in
Hello Fall: Read 5-8 books. (view spoiler)


message 3: by Stacie (last edited Sep 28, 2018 01:36PM) (new)

Stacie | 17 comments I'd love to give this a shot!

Level: To the Nines: Read 9 books.

Categories:

1. Dancing in September:
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost by Jeaniene Frost
Read on 9/12-Main couple dance at a vampire club on their first date.

2. Read a Book Day:
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata by Sayaka Murata
Read on 9/6- I picked a small book so I could finish it in a day. Weird little book, but intriguing.

3. Be Your Best Self:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang by: Helen Hoang
Read on 9/27- MC is on the autism spectrum and hires a male escort to help her learn about sex and relationships. This was the best romance I've read all year, would highly recommend for people who enjoy steamy reads!

4. Please and Thank You:
Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost by: Jeaniene Frost
Read on 9/7-Love interest has lovely manners, makes him all the more dashing.

5. (Don't) Be Late For Something!:

6. I Beg Your Pardon!:
Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) by Jay Kristoff by: Jay Kristoff
Read on 9/7-The love interest works to make up for previous acts of mass betrayal, lies, and murder. Dark, gritty, yet gripping.

7. Swap Ideas and Other Things:

8. Hispanic Heritage Month:
One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost by Jeaniene Frost
Read on 9/15-features Hispanic character on MC's FBI, vampire hunting squad.

9. Oh, Honey, Honey.:

10. Piano Man or Woman:
Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) by Jeaniene Frost by Jeaniene Frost
Read on 9/25- Love interest plays piano in despair after a fight with MC.

11. Happy Wife, Happy Life!:
At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost by Jeaniene Frost
Read on 9/23- Love interest saves MC on multiple occasions, showers her with love constantly, and gave her a sick ass engagement ring ;)

12. School Supply Shopping: Step-family Day
Sleepless, Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn by Sarah Vaughan
Read on 9/9- MC is an illegitimate child of the deceased king, despite this the queen treats the MC as her own child.


message 4: by Storm (new)

Storm Chase I can read KU books but nothing else. Will check it out.


message 5: by Chocolatesoup (last edited Sep 29, 2018 04:20PM) (new)

Chocolatesoup | 43 comments Hello Fall: Read 5-8 books

1. Dancing in September: Earth, Wind and Fire's classic song has a lyric, "Dancing in September". How about you read a book where the character(s) dances in the book?

Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7) by Thea Harrison by Thea Harrison reread 9/8 and the MC's share a lovely and frustrating waltz.

2.Read a Book Day September 6th is Read a Book Day. Do exactly that. Any book you read on September 6th counts for this part of the challenge.
3.Be Your Best Self: September is Self-Improvement Month. You can read a book that classifies as self-help or you can read a book where a character goes through a journey of self-improvement and actualization.

Not Another Vampire Book (Not Another Vampire, #1) by Cassandra Gannon by Cassandra Gannon read 9/1. So, this book is part parody while also a pretty good story where the MC grows out of his "part".

4.Please and Thank You: September is Courtesy Month. Read a book where a character has exquisite manners, or conversely, could stand to practice courtesy as suggested this month. Let us know which one.
5. (Don't) Be Late For Something!: September 5th is Be Late for Something Day. I don't recommend being late for appointments,
except for your funeral. You could read a book where a character is habitually late, or being late is an integral part of the storyline.

Accidental Tryst (Charleston, #1) by Natasha Boyd by Natasha Boyd read 9/07 and the MC's meet/become involved due to the heroine running late for a plane.

6.I Beg Your Pardon!: September 8th is Pardon Day. It's a day to excuse yourself when you do something wrong, or to ask forgiveness for the harm or hurt you've done to others. Read a book where a character makes an effort to ask forgiveness for what they've done.

More Than Words by Mia Sheridan by Mia Sheridan read 9/3 and when one MC makes an apology it is deeply moving!

7.Swap Ideas and Other Things: While the holiday on September 10 is strictly about swapping ideas, how about we tackle the theme of characters who swap lives or personalities? It could be due to magical (or scientific intervention), or it could be a sort of Parent Trap/Prince and the Pauper) scenario.
8.Hispanic Heritage Month: September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Read a book that spotlights Latin American culture, or features a lead character who is of Latin American/Hispanic heritage.
9.Oh, Honey, Honey.: September is Honey Month. Read a book that represents and aspect of honey, a naturally made sweet liquid that comes from bees. Here's a sight that features information about honey: https://glorybee.com/content/honey-fa....
10.Piano Man or Woman: September is Piano Month. The piano is a classic music instrument that has a singular sound. Read a book that celebrates the piano in some way. Here are some facts about the piano: https://www.omahaschoolofmusicanddanc.... You could alternatively read a book that is named after a famous song that has a prominent piano instrumentation. Or a book where a lead character plays the piano.
11.Happy Wife, Happy Life!: The third Sunday in September is Wife Appreciation Day. Read a book where the lead character is a well-appreciated wife, or the lead character heaps appreciation on their wife.
12.School Supply Shopping: Take the following supply list and pick out the supply (holiday) that you need to be prepared for the start of school this September. Stepfamily Day, Skyscraper Day, National Women's Friendship Day, Eid-Ul-Adha, Rosh Hashanah, Autumnal Equinox, Ask a Stupid Question Day.

Skyscraper Day- Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen by L.J. Shen read 9/18, set in NY the MC's live and love in a tall city building.


message 6: by Bookish (last edited Sep 04, 2018 03:41AM) (new)

Bookish (moon513) | 13 comments My level - Hello Fall: Read 5-8 books


Categories I choose:

1. Dancing in September: Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) by J. Lynn

2.Read a Book Day: A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

3.Be Your Best Self: Outliers The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

5. (Don't) Be Late For Something!: Forged (Gail McCarthy Mystery) by Laura Crum

10.Piano Man or Woman: I don't know yet which one I'll read from the followings.
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason Night Angel (Night, #2.5) by Lisa Kessler The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley


message 7: by Suzanne (last edited Sep 20, 2018 08:28AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 126 comments Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group
DHASG September 2018 Challenge
Duration:
9/1/2018 - 9/30/2018

Progress: 7 out of 12
Levels:
1. To the Nines: Read 9-12 books.
2. Hello Fall: Read 5-8 books.

Introduction: September is the first month of fall and the end of summer. September is the back to school month and it's time to say goodbye to vacation. But it can also be an exciting time. Let's celebrate September together!

Rules:
1, Any DHASG member can participate.
2. Sign up at any time during the month, but books must be read between 1 September and 30 September, 2018. Post when you sign up and update your progress regularly and when you finish.
3. Rereads are fine. Reads can overlap with other challenges on the group, but a book can only count once in this challenge.
3. In your stats, write your level, include book name, author, date read, and how it fits the particular challenge point.
4.Have fun!



Categories:

1. Dancing in September:
Earth, Wind and Fire's classic song has a lyric, "Dancing in September". How about you read a book where the character(s) dances in the book?
Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase - ***** - 9/12/2018 - 384 Pages - Dances in the book

Vixen in Velvet (The Dressmakers, #3) by Loretta Chase

2.Read a Book Day September 6th is Read a Book Day: Do exactly that. Any book you read on September 6th counts for this part of the challenge:
Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks - **** - 9/11/2018

Uncommon Type Some Stories by Tom Hanks

3.Be Your Best Self: September is Self-Improvement Month. You can read a book that classifies as self-help or you can read a book where a character goes through a journey of self-improvement and actualization:
Uprooted by Naomi Novik - ***** - 9/10/2018 - 435 Pages - Actualization and Journey

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

4. Please and Thank You: September is Courtesy Month. Read a book where a character has exquisite manners, or conversely, could stand to practice courtesy as suggested this month. Let us know which one.
Midnight Waltz by Barbara Stephens - *** - 9/9/2018 - 176 Pages - Exquisite Manners

Midnight Waltz by Barbara Stephens

5. (Don't) Be Late For Something!: September 5th is Be Late for Something Day. I don't recommend being late for appointments, except for your funeral. You could read a book where a character is habitually late, or being late is an integral part of the storyline.
The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig - ***** - 9/20/2018 - 453 Pages - Late to a masquerade ball

The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2) by Lauren Willig

6. I Beg Your Pardon!: September 8th is Pardon Day. It's a day to excuse yourself when you do something wrong, or to ask forgiveness for the harm or hurt you've done to others. Read a book where a character makes an effort to ask forgiveness for what they've done.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen - ***** - 9/9/2018 - 304 Pages

Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1) by Sarah Addison Allen

7.Swap Ideas and Other Things: While the holiday on September 10 is strictly about swapping ideas, how about we tackle the theme of characters who swap lives or personalities? It could be due to magical (or scientific intervention), or it could be a sort of Parent Trap/Prince and the Pauper) scenario.

8.Hispanic Heritage Month: September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Read a book that spotlights Latin American culture, or features a lead character who is of Latin American/Hispanic heritage.

9.Oh, Honey, Honey.: September is Honey Month. Read a book that represents and aspect of honey, a naturally made sweet liquid that comes from bees.

10.Piano Man or Woman: September is Piano Month. The piano is a classic music instrument that has a singular sound. Read a book that celebrates the piano in some way. Here are some facts about the piano: https://www.omahaschoolofmusicanddanc.... You could alternatively read a book that is named after a famous song that has a prominent piano instrumentation. Or a book where a lead character plays the piano.

11.Happy Wife, Happy Life!: The third Sunday in September is Wife Appreciation Day. Read a book where the lead character is a well-appreciated wife, or the lead character heaps appreciation on their wife.

12.School Supply Shopping: Take the following supply list and pick out the supply (holiday) that you need to be prepared for the start of school this September. Stepfamily Day, Skyscraper Day, National Women's Friendship Day, Eid-Ul-Adha, Rosh Hashanah, Autumnal Equinox, Ask a Stupid Question Day.
The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood - **** - 9/16/2018 - 360 Pages - Ask a Stupid Question Day (main character asks stupid questions)

The Lion's Lady (Crown's Spies, #1) by Julie Garwood


message 8: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9736 comments Mod
I loved everyone's challenges. I am currently working on the October challenge and I will have it posted shortly!


message 9: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9736 comments Mod
The October challenge is up!

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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