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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!

Challenge tasks are to be completed in the listed month, but if you're entering the challenge after January, you can use books you read in the corresponding month of 2019 that you finished before joining the challenge.

If a particular month is too challenging for you, feel free to substitute one month with a challenge task from another version of the challenge (which can be found in the Factory Archives by doing a discussion search in the group), duplicate a challenge task from another 2018 task, OR you may create your own challenge for that month. Remember...it needs to be CHALLENGING!

Remember to list the book titles, author, and date completed (adding your rating is not necessary, but welcomed if you wish to do it) for each book you finish each month. DO NOT post a duplicate copy of your original post when you announce that you have finished the challenge!

The Fibonacci Sequence is back for November! Shandra posted this question last year about how to read for that month: "How do we do a Fibonacci Sequence in book series format? Would that be like Book 1 of the series, Book 1 of another series, Book 2 of a series, Book 3 of a series, and Book 5 of a series? Or would it be just doing Books 1-5 in the same series?" The Official Reply is: That's exactly it! I did it for this year's version of this challenge, and here's how I set up my entry in my post:
November – This month: This month: World Peace Day! Read 5 books set in 5 different countries.-Substitution! Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. One: Risking It All # 1: Run to You by Rachel Lacey-11/19/17
2. One: Cupid's Café # 1: Waffles & Weddings by Ashley Lauren-11/21/17
3. Two: Imperfect # 2: Imperfectly Criminal by Mary Frame-11/22/17
4. Three: Men of the North # 3: The Mentor by Elin Peer-11/17/17
5. Five: The Kauffman Amish Bakery #5: A Season of Love by Amy Clipston-11/26/17

Now, you could do it like this:
November – Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. One: Risking It All # 1: Run to You by Rachel Lacey-11/19/17
2. One: Cupid's Café # 1: Waffles & Weddings by Ashley Lauren-11/21/17
3. Two: Cupid's Café # 2:Bacon, Love, & Tomatoes by Ashley Lauren-11/22/17
4. Three: Cupid's Café # 3: Sweet as Shortcake by Ashley Lauren-11/24/17
5. Five: Cupid's Café #5: Fries Before Guys by Ashley Lauren-11/26/17

Totally up to you how you form it, so long as the books read are A) in a series, and B) correspond to the numbers that form a Fibonacci Sequence. You're also welcome to extend the sequence if you so desire!

Feel free to PM Foreman Trea with suggestions for next year's Challenge!

Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.

June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Timeframe:
01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
Completed: 61/?

January
New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.

1. The Wicked King by Holly Black Published 08 Jan 2019 (24 Jan 2019) ****
2. Slayer by Kiersten White Published 08 Jan 2019 (23 Jan 2019) ****
3. Rough Terrain by Annabeth Albert Published 14 Jan 2019 (21 Jan 2019) ****
4. Witch's Reign by Shannon Mayer Published 30 Jan 2018 (18 Jan 2019) ***
5. Blood Fury by J.R. Ward Published 09 Jan 2018 (06 Jan 2019) *****

February
Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.

1. In the Ruins by Hailey Turner (24 Feb 2019) ****
2. Ashes by H.J. Welch (03 Feb 2019) ***
3. Conduct Unbecoming by L.A. Witt (19 Feb 2019) ****
4. Hostile Ground by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov (12 Feb 2019) ****
5. The Husband Gambit by L.A. Witt (21 Feb 2019) ****

March

1. Patriot Games by Tom Clancy (17 Mar 2019) ***
2. Matilda by Roald Dahl (29 Mar 2019) ****
3. The Russia House by John le Carré (02 Mar 2019) ****
4. The Witches by Roald Dahl (30 Mar 2019) ****
5. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth (25 Mar 2019) ***

April
Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

1. A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. Lawrence by John E. Mack (06 Apr 2019) ****
2. Light Years by Kass Morgan (03 Apr 2019) ***
3. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (29 Apr 2019) ***
4. Lebt by Orkun Ertener (13 Apr 2019) ****
5. Jenseits by Yassin Musharbash (14 Apr 2019) ****

May
National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.

1. The Doctor's Secret by Heidi Cullinan (10 May 2019) ***
2. Frog by Mary Calmes (05 May 2019) ****
3. Salvation by Sloane Kennedy (27 may 2019) **
4. Beneath the Shield by Diana DeRicci (01 May 2019) ***
5. Code Silver by Max Walker (08 May 2019) ***

June

1. The Vines by Christopher Rice (13 Jun 2019) **
2. Carpathia by Matt Forbeck (21 Jun 2019) ***
3. A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde (28 Jun 2019) ***
4. Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes (29 Jun 2019) ***
5. Death by Chocolate by Carol Lee (29 Jun 2019) ***

July
Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.

1. Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler (ship) (02 Jul 2019) ****
2. The Break by Marian Keyes (plane) (03 Jul 2019) ***
3. A Ceremonial Death by Glynn Jenkins (car) (03 Jul 2019) ***
4. Das Lied der Störche by Ulrike Renk (carriage) (15 Jul 2019) ****
5. Die Zeit der Kraniche: Roman by Ulrike Renk (train) (26 Jul 2019) ****

August
Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

1. Fair Game by Josh Lanyon (17 Aug 2019) ***
2. Where You Are by J.H. Trumble (21 Aug 2019) ***
3. Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon (11 Aug 2019) ***
4. Breaking Cover by Kaje Harper (12 Aug 2019) ****
5. Home Work by Kaje Harper (13 Aug 2019) ****

September

1. Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (ermine) (16 Sep 2019) ***
2. Penelope by Anya Wylde (goat) (22 Sep 2019) **
3. Southern Spirits by Angie Fox (skunk) (17 Sep 2019) ****
4. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie (squirrel) (23 Sep 2019) **
5. The Spring Duchess by Jillian Eaton (hedgehog) (09 Sep 2019) ****

October

1. Another Man's Freedom Fighter by Joseph Carter (29 Oct 2019) **
2. Blood Stained Tea by Amy Tasukada (08 Oct 2019) ***
3. Heart of Light by Sarah A. Hoyt (31 Oct 2019) ***
4. The Girl With No Name by Diney Costeloe (16 Oct 2019) ***
5. Auckland Allies by Mike Reeves-McMillan (10 Oct 2019) ****

November
Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

1. Rogue Ghost by Mike Ryan (12 Nov 2019) *
2. Deathstalker by Simon R. Green (28 Nov 2019) ***
3. Trick Play by Eden Finley (18 Nov 2019) ***
4. Guarding Mr. Fine by HelenKay Dimon (27 Nov 2019) ***
5. Separation of Power by Vince Flynn (28 Nov 2019) ***

December
Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.

1. Christmas Angel by Eli Easton (121) (01 Dec 2019) *****
2. Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles by Eli Easton (178) (03 Dec 2019) *****
3. Desperately Seeking Santa by Eli Easton (160) (05 Dec 2019) ***
4. Blame It on the Mistletoe by Eli Easton (99) (06 Dec 2019) ****
5. Summerfield's Angel by Kim Fielding (112) (08 Dec 2019) ****
6. The Magician's Angel by Jordan L. Hawk (108) (11 Dec 2019) ****

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
January - December, 2019

January: Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1. Nevermore | Dannika Dark - 1/23 (pub. Jan. 2019)
2. Chu's Day | Neil Gaiman - 1/24 (pub. Jan. 2013)
3. The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds - 1/25 (pub. Jan. 2018)
4. In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire - 1/30 (pub. Jan. 2019)
5. Fox 8 | George Saunders - 1/31 (pub. Jan. 2013)

February: Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
1. The Chase | Elle Kennedy - 2/2 (Contemporary)
2. Ugly Love | Colleen Hoover - 2/7 (Contemporary)
3. 99 Percent Mine | Sally Thorne - 2/18 (Contemporary)
4. Dangerous | Minerva Spencer - Feb 23 (Historical)
5. Pretty Face | Lucy Parker - Feb 26 (Contemporary)

Substitute: 2013 Challenge Task - Read a book series from start to finish.
1. Bloodfire | Blood Destiny #1 | Helen Harper - Mar 4
2. Bloodmagic | Blood Destiny #2 | Helen Harper - Mar 5
3. Bloodrage | Blood Destiny #3 | Helen Harper - Mar 7
4. Blood Politics | Blood Destiny #4 | Helen Harper - Mar 8
5. Bloodlust | Blood Destiny #5 | Helen Harper - Mar 9

April: Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
1. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow | Jessica Townsend - Apr 8
2. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge | M.T. Anderson - Apr 17
3. Magic Breaks | Ilona Andrews - Apr 20
4. Wild Country | Anne Bishop - Apr 23
5. Hello Lighthouse | Sophie Blackall - Apr 26

May: Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
Substitute: 2017 Challenge Task - Read 5 books that are set in space.
1. An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon - May 20
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December: Read at least 500 pages - must be from holiday themed books.
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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration:
January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

JAN | Pub. in January (5 books)\
Out in the Offense 1/7 ✰✰✰✰ .5
Fired Up 1/8 ✰✰✰✰

FEB | 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, 1/1
2. Slayer by Kiersten White, 1/11
3. The Wicked King by Holly Black, 1/12
4. Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake, 1/24
5. Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy, 1/31

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
1. Dirty English by Isla Madden-Mills, 2/11
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, 2/14
3. Destroyed by Pepper Winters, 2/28
4. Groupie by Ginger Voight, 2/28
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March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, 3/31
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April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
1. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, 4/3
2. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, 4/5
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May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
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June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
1. Circe by Madeline Miller, 5/27
2. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Gilgariff & Georgia Hardstark, 6/10
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July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
1. Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer, 7/3 - car
2. Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis, 7/5 - ship
3. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, 7/6 - subway
4. DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff, 7/9 - horse
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August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
1. Royal by Winter Renshaw, 8/13
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September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
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October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
1. The Grace Year by Kim Leggitt, 10/2
2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, 10/9
3. The Scattering by Kimberly McKreight, 10/25
4. The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz, 10/26
5. The Collide by Kimberly McCreight, 10/30

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. Legend by Marie Lu, 11/6
2. Mr. Trouble by Nana Malone, 11/9
3. Chosen by Kiersten White, 11/8
4. Champion by Marie Lu, 11/23
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December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
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I'm back for another year (eighth now, I think!)

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March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
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May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
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June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
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July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
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August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
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September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
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October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
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November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
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December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
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I'll try to complete this challenge
The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1. Frankenstein | 13.01.19 | 4stars
2. Cinder | 19.01.19 | 4.5stars
3. The Bear and the Nightingale
4. El tatuador de Auschwitz | 27.01.19 | 4.5stars
5. Twenties Girl | 23.01.19 | 5stars

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
1. Si no despierto
2. Corona de medianoche
3. Entre el demonio y el profundo mar azul
4. Mientras las princesas duermen | 20.02.19 | 3stars
5. Scarlet | 06.03.19 | 5stars

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
1. El Hogar de Miss Peregrine para Niños Peculiares | 17.03.19 | 3stars
2. Peter Pan
3. Orgullo y prejuicio
4. El Gran Gatsby | 12.03.19 | 4stars
5. Si no despierto | 23.03.19 | 3stars

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
1. La Rueda Celeste | 17.04.19 | 3.5stars
2. Un pequeño favor | 21.04.19 | 2stars
3. Lolita | 01.05.19 | 4stars
4. El odio que das
5. Obsidio

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
1. ¡Llama a la comadrona! | 20.05.19 | 4stars
2. Los viajes de Gulliver
3. Obsidio | 25.05.19 | 5stars
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June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
1. La vida de los Elfos
2. Zombie Town + Criaturas del Mas Alla | 16.06.19 | 4stars
3. Últimos Testigos
4. Lagartija | 20.06.19 | 4.5stars
5. Ascensión - Blanco | 10.06.19 | 4stars

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
1. Jurassic Park
2. Leviathan
3. Motín en la Bounty
4. Love Connection | 12.07.19 | 3.5stars (plane)
5. The Girl in the Ice | 16.07.19 | 5 stars (helicopter)

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
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September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
1. Pippi Calzaslargas: Todas las historias | 09.09.19 | 5stars
2. El Tercer Durmiente | 27.09.19 | 4.5stars
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | 17.09.19 | 5stars
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October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
1. The Rabbit Girls | 13.10.19 | 3stars
2. La bella salvaje
3. The Triumphant Daughter | 11.10.19 | 4stars
4. Behemoth | 18.10.19 | 5stars
5. Los Secretos de Nazagur

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. The Fireproof Girl | 03.11.19 | 4 stars
2. Let's be Just Friends | 13.11.19 | 3 stars
3. Blazing Summer | 01.11.19 | 4 stars
4. Goliath | 21.11.19 | 4 stars
5. The Loyal Friend | 26.11.19 | 3.5stars

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
1. A Christmas Date | 20.12.19 | 3 stars
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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
31/60
Well I've already failed this challenge but gonna keep trying for the rest of the year lol

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1. The Cruel Prince 1/11/19
2. The Outlaw Demon Wails 1/22/19
3. Wild Cat 1/26/19

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
1. N/A

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
1. N/A

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
1. Along Came a Spider 5/9/19
2. Mail Order Doctor 5/22/19
3. Postmortem 5/28/19
4. 5/29/19
5. All That Remains 5/30/19

June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
1. Wait Till Helen Comes 6/3/19
2. The World Inside 6/4/19
3. The Hunger Games 6/5/19
4. The Bar Code Rebellion 6/9/19
5. The Bar Code Prophecy 6/22/19

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
1. Fair Game 7/10/19 (Plane)
2. Kiss the Girls 7/11/19 (Car)
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 7/12/19 (ship)
4. Pirate Alley 7/25/19 (helicopter)
5. Esperanza Rising 7/26/19 (train)

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
1. Bitter Sweet 8/6/19
2. Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 8/6/19

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
1. For Love of Mother-Not 9/15/19

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
1. Danny the Champion of the World 10/4/19
2. Deity 10/19/19
3. Reckoning 10/24/19
5. Blood Rights 10/31/19

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. One- Eyes Like Stars #1 11/4/19
2. One- House of the Rising Sun #1 11/9/19
3. Two- Perchance to Dream #2 11/27/19
4. Three-n/a
5. Five- Tiger Magic #5 11/1/19

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
1. n/a

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
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4.
5.

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
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5.

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
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April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
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May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
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June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
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July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
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August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
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September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
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5.

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
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November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1.
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3.
4.
5.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
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4.
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message 13: by (last edited Dec 16, 2019 09:44PM) (new)

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard Challenge 2019
January 1, 2019 — December 31, 2019 |
Complete – 60/ 60 *** COMPLETED 12/15/19 ***

JANUARY: NEW YEAR'S DAY
Read five books that were released in January of any year.
1. The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty – 1/7/19
2. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly – 1/11/18
3. The Wife by Alafair Burke – 1/14/19
4. True Places by Sonja Yoerg – 1/21/19
5. The Ex by Alafair Burke – 1/21/19

FEBRUARY: VALENTINE'S DAY
Read five books from any romance subgenre.
1. Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble – 2/1/19
2. One More Moment by Samantha Chase – 2/2/19
3. A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes – 2/9/19
4. The First Kiss by Grace Burrowes – 2/13/19
5. Kiss Me Hello by Grace Burrowes – 2/16/19
6. Gambling on a Secret by Sara Ellwood – 2/21/19
7. Gambling on a Heart by Sara Ellwood – 2/28/19

MARCH: THE OSCARS
1. The Longest Rideby Nicholas Sparks – 3/14/19
2. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo – 3/17/19
3. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand – 3/17/19
4. Sherman's Awesome Adventures by Molly McGuire Woods – 3/17/19
5. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang – 3/25/19

APRIL: LIBRARY WEEK
Read five books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – 4/4/18
2. When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin – 4/5/19
3. Geekerella by Ashley Poston – 4/6/19
4. Code of Valor by Lynette Eason – 4/8/19
5. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – 4/8/19

MAY: NATIONAL NURSES DAY
Read five books that have a main character in the medical profession.
1. Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris – 5/5/19
2. Claimed: One Wife by Meredith Webber – 5/8/19
3. Fatal Exchange by Lisa Harris – 5/10/19
4. Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris – 5/13/19
5. Found: One Husband by Meredith Webber – 5/8/19
6. A Secret to Die For by Lisa Harris – 5/23/19

1. My Neighbor Seki, Vol. 5 by Takuma Morishige – 6/1/19
2. Historic Haunts Around Denver by Kevin Pharris – 6/2/19
3. Pack by Jeaniene Frost – 6/2/19
4. Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis – 6/9/19
5. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest – 6/27/19

JULY: Let's Travel!
Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
1. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop – 7/5/19
2. Dove Exiled by Karen Bao – 7/9/19
3. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamilo – 7/14/19
4. Borrowed Dreams by Debbie Macomber – 7/17/19MAC
5. If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska by Heather Lende – 7/24/19

AUGUST: Back to School
Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
1. Two Weeks by Karen Kingsbury – 8/4/19
2. MAC by Sharon Srock – 8/8/19
3. The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School by Candace Fleming – 8/10/11
4. Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections On the Road of Life by Mark Scharenbroich – 8/22/19
5. Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald – 8/30/19

SEPTEMBER: Pet Week!
Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
1. Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt – 9/16/19
2. The \$7.50 Bunny That Changed the World by Gretta Parker – 9/18/19
3. The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney – 9/20/19
4. The Complete Visual Guide to Good Dog Training: The Balanced Way to A Well Behaved Pet by Babette Haggerty – 9/21/1924
5. Black & Decker 24 Weekend Projects for Pets: Dog Houses, Cat Trees, Rabbit Hutches & More by David Griffin – 9/22/19

OCTOBER: FRUGAL FUN DAY
1, Wait Until Dark by Kat Martin – 10/4/19
2. A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase – 10/5/19
3. Among the Gods by Lynn Austin – 10/7/19
4. Mini Miracles by Melissa Storm – 10/10/19
5. The Envelope by Emily Josephine – 10/16/19
6. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks – 10/31/19

NOVEMBER: FIBONACCI DAY
Read five books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. ONE - Her Steadfast Hero (BD1) by Caitlyn O’Leary – 11/3/19
2. ONE - Maid for Love (GI1) by Marie Force – 11/5/19
3. TWO - Her Devoted HERO (BD2) by Caitlyn O’Leary – 11/4/19
4. THREE - Her Passionate Hero (BD3) by Caitlyn O’Leary – 11/4/19
5. FIVE – Wild Horse Springs (RC5) by Jodi Thomas – 11/11/19

DECEMBER: HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
1. The Christmas Tree Bride by Susan Page Davis – 12/4/19
2. The 24 Days of Christmas by Linda Lael Miller – 12/4/19
3. Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport – 12/12/19
4. Christmas in Three Rivers by Liz Isaacson – 12/14/19
5. The Doctor's Christmas Proposal by Eve Gaddy – 12/15/19

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
January 1 to December 31, 2019

DONE

January – 5 books that were released in January of any year.
Murder at Macbeth Susan Harper 1/6
Blood on the Moon T.S. Paul 1/11
A Merciful Fate Kendra Elliot 1/15
Murder at Lowry House 1/14
Intellectual Character: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Get It 1/14
February – Valentines Day! Romance Sub-Genre
Lawman with a Cause Delores Fossen 2/13
Her True Match Paige Tyler 2/15
Cowboy Under Fire Alice Sharpe 2/16
Justice Hunter Jennifer Morey 2/17
Her Lieutenant Protector Lara Lacombe 2/27
March – The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
Substitution read 5 books with green covers
Gail Oust 3/1
Maureen Jennings 3/3
Jordan L. Hawk 3/7
Alex Kava 3/6
Tara Ellis 3/8

April – Library Week! got from the library
Circle of the Moon Faith Hunter 4/5
Silence of the Lamps Karen Rose Smith 4/4
The Vanishing Stair Maureen Johnson 4/7
Smoky Mountains Ranger Lena Diaz 4/13
The Stars Below David Baldacci 4/20
May – National Nurses Day! MC in the medical profession.
Midwife Murder on St. Mark's Place Victoria Thompson 5/9
Medical examiner/forensic pathologist A Deeper Darkness J.T. Ellison 5/24
Surgeon Enticed by the Operative Lara Lacombe 5/26
Nurse (and a physician) A Gem of a Girl Betty Neels 5/26
MASH physician Immortally Yours Angie Fox 5/26
June – Name Your Poison Day! any genre that you don't usually read.
short story In Plain Sight 6/4
Realistic Fiction A Kind of Paradise 6/7
Horror Johannes Cabal the Necromancer 6/14
tech nonfiction The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution 6/10
War nonfiction Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto 6/30
July – Let's Travel! 5 different modes of transportation to get somewhere
bicycle around a beach town No Good Tea Goes Unpunished 7/2
A door as a raft propelled by swimmers to get from China to Hong Kong Fate 7/4
motorcycle "he drove too fast, took turns too sharply, and through it all she held on to him" Wyoming Cowboy Ranger 7/4
horse-drawn carriage on the streets of nineteenth-century New York City Murder on Sisters' Row 7/19
August –Back to School! MC that is a Teacher
Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work! Tim Gunn 8/1
A Spark of Death Bernadette Pajer 8/11
Murder at the Mendel Gail Bowen 8/10
The Ghosts of Lovely Women Julia Buckley 8/20
Frequent Hearses Edmund Crispin 8/22
Miss Pym Disposes Josephine Tey 8/24
September – Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
Look Alive Twenty-Five Janet Evanovich 9/1 hamster
Spellcasting in Silk Juliet Blackwell 9/1 pot bellied pig
Cajun Fried Felony Jana Deleon 9/15 macaw
Hardcore Twenty-Four Janet Evanovich 10/25 boa constrictor
Turbo Twenty-Three Janet Evanovich 10/21 hamster
October – Frugal Fun Day! books that you either got for free or super cheap.
Witch Slapped Dakota Cassidy 10/14 Kindle freebie
One Good Turn Kate Atkinson 10/25 library
Sweep of the Blade Ilona Andrews 10/23 library
Death in a Budapest Butterfly Julia Buckley 10/17 library
Dance of the Bones J.A. Jance 10/6 library
November – Fibonacci Day 5 from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1 (Jason Steed, #1) Fledgling Mark A. Cooper 11/4
1 (Italian Chef Mysteries #1) Penne Dreadful Catherine Bruns 11/5
2 (Witchless In Seattle, #2) Quit Your Witchin' Dakota Cassidy 11/5
3 (Dinner Club Mystery #3) Marinating in Murder Linda Wiken 11/7
5 (Anna Strong Chronicles, #5) Retribution Jeanne C. Stein 11/8
8 (Verlaque and Bonnet, #8) A Noël Killing M.L. Longworth 11/18
December – Happy Holidays! 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
304 Silent Night, Deadly Night Vicki Delany 12/14
280 The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking Leigh Perry 12/7
288 Swamp Santa Jana Deleon 12/6
304 Owl Be Home for Christmas: A Meg Langslow Mystery Donna Andrews 12/2
304 Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder Meg Macy 12/1

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1. 1/1 The Terror published 1/07
2. 1/3 Blackberry and Wild Rose published 1/19
3. 1/7 The Best of Us published 1/19
4. 1/20 The Tattooist of Auschwitz published 1/18
5. 1/26 Barkskins published 1/16

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
1. 2/3 The Unimaginable
2. 2/6 Every Breath
3. 2/10 Key of Light
4. 2/13 Key of Knowledge
5. 2/16 The Secret Orphan: A gripping historical romance full of secrets

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
1. 3/7 Dune
2. 3/14 The Color of Magic
3. 3/15 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Made into a play in 2012. Film rights sold to Warner Brothers possibly directed by Brad Pitt.
4. 3/18 Whispering Rock 3/18 New Netflix series Virgin River
5. 3/23 The Hunger Games

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
1. 4/5 Year One
2. 4/8 The Crooked Staircase
3. 4/10 Broken Harbor
4. 4/22 The Great Hunt
5. 4/24 The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
1. 5/17 Gemini
2. 5/18 Critical Care
3. 5/19 Disaster Status
4. 5/20 Code Triage
5. 5/31 Death Benefit

June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
1. Non-fiction The Death and Life of the Great Lakes 6/5
2. Thriller: I Want You Gone 6/7
3. Mystery: The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth 6/11
4. Graphic novel/Comic: The Escape Manual for Introverts 6/11
5. Lesser known/Indie YA: Queen of the Warrior Bees 6/27

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
1. Airplane: Topgun: An American Story 7/1
2. Car: The Road She Left Behind
3. Train: Five Ferries 7/3 Despite the Book title, he spends more time on the train than a ferry
4. Horseback: The Fires of Heaven 7/12
5. Motorcycle, climbing: Peak 7/14

August – This month: My own substitution: Participating in the NetGalley Summer Readathon so 5 books from my NetGalley list due for review.
1. When We Believed in Mermaids 8/3
2. Kill Code 8/7
3. What Rose Forgot 8/10
4. Threads West: An American Saga 8/13
5. Maps of Fate 8/17

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
1. 9/1 Heir of Fire Witches riding wyverns
2. 9/4 Usher's Passing reptilian black panther named Greediguts
3. 9/6 The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted Sheep
4. 9/7 Queen of Shadows witches with wyverns, king with wyrdhounds
5. 9/9 The Drowning Guard: A Novel of the Ottoman Empire Ivan's horse, Peri

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
1. Free (library ) Empire of Storms 10/2
2. Free (library ) A Crown of Swords 10/7
3. Free (Netgalley ARC) The Grace Year10/10
4. Free (Netgalley ARC) Maternal Instinct 10/12
5. Free (Netgalley ARC) In the Warsaw Ghetto 10/14

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. The Witch's Daughter 11/4
1. The Extinction Agenda 11/2
2. Cilka's Journey 11/12
3. Every Which Way But Dead 11/1
5. Alone in the Wild 11/6

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
220 pgs 12/5 The Snowflake Inn
384 pgs 12/6 Mr. Miracle

FINISHED! !

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1. Little Heaven by Nick Cutter released January 10 2017
2. Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson released January 6 2015
3. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn released January 2 2018
4. Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell released January 1 2010
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June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
January - December 2019

My Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge (msg 18)

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Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.

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✔✔🔹February ~ This month: Valentines Day!🔹
Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.

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Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

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Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

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Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2019

January – New Year = new books
Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.

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February – Valentines Day!
Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.

1. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter - Fantasy Romance FINISHED 02.15.2019
2. Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren - Contemporary Romance
3. Confess by Colleen Hoover - Contemporary Romance
4. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover - Contemporary Romance
5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins - Contemporary Romance

March – The Oscars!

April – Library Week!
Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

May – National Nurses Day!
Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.

June – Name Your Poison Day!

July – Let's Travel!
Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.

August – Back to School!
Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.

October – Frugal Fun Day!

November – Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5)
Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

December – Happy Holidays!
Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard Challenge 2019
January 1, 2019 — December 31, 2019

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JANUARY: NEW YEAR'S DAY
Read five books that were released in January of any year.
1. Shadow's Pleasure by Molle McGregor 1/13/19
released 1/5/15
2. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke 1/6/19
released 1/1/03
3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 1/22/19
released 1/13/15
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FEBRUARY: VALENTINE'S DAY
Read five books from any romance subgenre.
1. Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook 2/18/19
2. Dirty-Talking Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy 2/23/19
3. Above and Beyond by Erin St. Claire 2/28/19
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APRIL: LIBRARY WEEK
Read five books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
1. Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie 4/4/19
2. Nauti Intentions by Lora Leigh 4/8/19
3. Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr 4/13/19
4. Redwood Bend by Robyn Carr 4/24/19
5. Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton 4/29/19

MAY: NATIONAL NURSES DAY
Read five books that have a main character in the medical profession.
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DECEMBER: HAPPY HOLIDAYS
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This seems like a lot of fun!

Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.

February - This month: Valentine's Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-genre

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.

June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
1. American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century (airplane)
2. Red at the Bone (train)
3. Jurassic Park - helicopter
4. The Awakening Aten - chariot
5. Flowers of Mold - hang gliding

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
1. Good Citizens Need Not Fear: Stories (cockroach)
2. Harry Potter: A History of Magic (owl)
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October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
1. Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving (free: Netgalley)
3. Faces in the Crowd: 36 Extraordinary Tales of Tianjin (free: Netgalley)
4. When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas (free: Netgalley)
5. The Art of Resistance (free: Netgalley)

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. (1) Crazy Rich Asians
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3. (2) China Rich Girlfriend
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5. (5)

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Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1.Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time 1/2 Jan of 2011
2. The Gendarme 1/11 Jan of 2010
3. All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row 1/22
4. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother: 30 Traditional Tales from China 1/27
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February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
1.The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 2/1
2. Love Story 2/2
3. The Moon in the Palace 2/10
4. Surrender the Heart 2/23
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March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.

June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.

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Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
I am glad to try it again.
COMPLETE!!

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
Black Butler, Vol. 1 15/1
Jay Monty's We Are Heroes Too 15/1
Der verblüffte Mann: Gutenachtgeschichte von Eltern für Kinder 15/1
Married to my childhood friend (♂)? 14/1
How to Date Your Dragon 15/1

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
Sealed with a Kiss 8/2
Hate, Date, or Mate? 8/2
Magic's Song 13/2
Close Encounters of the Alien Kind 13/2
The Vampire Bounty Hunter's Unexpected Catch 13/2

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
The Velveteen Rabbit 7/3
The Tale of Peter Rabbit 17/3
Twelve Years a Slave 23/3
Horton Hears a Who! 25/3
War Horse 26/3

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
101 Dumb Emergency Calls 2/4
Wyrd Sisters 5/4
Pyramids 18/4
Spirit's Bloom 20/4
Wolf's Fake Bride 30/4

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
Extreme Medical Services 1/5
The Paramedic's Angel 9/5
Dog Days of Dying - paramedic short story 22/5
Love's a Witch 26/5

June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
Zero Hour 10/6
Zero Hour Part 2: Badlands 11/6
Zero Hour Part 3: Revelations 12/6
Zero Hour Part 4: Survivors 13/6
Zero Hour Part 5: Countdown 16/6

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
Cinnamon (tiger) 1/7
Beelzebub, Vol. 07: The All-Out Showdown (demon transport) 4/7
Ballet Shoes (car) 13/7
Villains Deception (dimensional spaceship) 25/7
Halfway to the Grave (motorbike) 29/7

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
The Devil Mansion's Teacher 7/8
Nube Guru Ahli Roh Vol.1: Serangga Tsukumo No Ashi 17/8
Nube Guru Ahli Roh Vol. 2: Yokoo Merajalela 17/8
Nube Guru Ahli Roh Vol. 3: Siswa Teladan Di Tengah Malam 17/8
Nube Guru Ahli Roh Vol. 4: Wanita Bermulut Robek 17/8

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon 21/9
Cutthroat Chicken 22/9
Zoo Girl: A short story 25/9
The Tea Dragon Festival 25/9
Baehrly Beginning 29/9

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
Typhoid Mary 3/10
CinderellA.I.: A Short Story 4/10
Sneaky Goblins 8/10
Promotions and Poisons 10/10
Amelia sky #1 12/10

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
Skinwalker (1) 29/11
Dungeon Born (1) 19/11
Dungeon Calamity (3) 25/11
Tales of Outcast #5 (5) 30/11

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.
pg 1355/500
Jingle Spells 1/12 pg 32
A Boy Called Christmas 7/12 pg 266
The Girl Who Saved Christmas 10/12 pg 329
Father Christmas and Me 10/12 pg 288
Carla's Adventure in Guatemala: Book One of the Traveling Trunk Series 15/12 pg 86
Mistletoe and Murder 23/12 pg 354

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The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Timeframe: 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
Completed:

January
New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.

February
Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.

March

April
Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

May
National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.

June

July
Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.

August
Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

September

October

November
Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

December
Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.

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January – New Year, new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1/27 (originally published Jan 1892)
February – Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
2/16
March – The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
3/1
April – Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
4/28 (Library giveaway)
May – National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a MC in the medical profession.

June – Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
6/2 (thriller)
July – Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
7/27 (car)
7/27 (Labyrinth)
August – Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

September – Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.

October – Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.

November – Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

December – Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.

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KRISSY'S SPOT

JANUARY
Read 5 books that were released in January of any year
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FEBRUARY
Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre
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MARCH
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APRIL
Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend
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MAY
Read 5 books that have a MC in the medical profession
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JUNE
Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read: nonfiction
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JULY
Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere
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AUGUST
Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher
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SEPTEMBER
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OCTOBER
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NOVEMBER
Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5)
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DECEMBER
Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books
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Total: 527p

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Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.

Rainbow Rowell 459 p. 1/11/19 4 stars 30 january 2014
John Flanagan 262 p. 1/13/19 3 stars January first 2005
Willa Cather 230 p. 29 january2019 3 stars 3 january 1989
Robert Bryndza 384 p. 31 january 2019 4 stars january 2018

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
Lisa Drakeford 256 p. 4 february 2019 3 stars
Karen Rose 416 p. 24 february 2019 3 stars

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.

John Berendt 3 march 2019 4 stars 386 p. 🌷
Paperback 386 hardcover 388
Agatha Christie 215 p. 5 march 2019 4 stars
Unless Carol Shields 23 march 2019 320 p. 4 stars

April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.

June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

December – This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday themed books.

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I'd like to join it it isn't too late :-)

January – This month: New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
Now... I'm going by "published in". I don't think these books were released in January, but one edition was published in January.

1. Of Mice and Men 27/1 - ★★★★★
2. The Mouse and the Motorcycle 28/1 - ★★★★
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray 31/1 - ★★★
4. Earwig and the Witch 28/1 - ★★★★
5. Cowfield Curse, The 29/1 - ★★★★

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
1. The Paper Magician - it is classified as YA fantasy, but the romance is inseparable. 1/2 - ★★
2. Romeo and Juliet - it is classified as drama, but come on! 4/2 - ★★★
3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - classified as historical romance, even though I don't think it is :-D 8/2 - ★★★★★
4. Dark Lover - paranormal romance 18/2 - ★★★
5. Doon - YA fantasy romance 23/2 - ★

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
1. Basil of Baker Street - 4/3 - ★★★
2. The Illustrated Man - 8/3 - ★★★★★
3. Atlas Shrugged - 11/3 - ★★
4. The Mistress of Spices - 14/3 - ★★★
5. Coraline - 27/3 - ★★★★★

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The Challenge Factory
The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!
Duration:
January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

Progress: 36 out of 60

The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!

Challenge tasks are to be completed in the listed month, but if you're entering the challenge after January, you can use books you read in the corresponding month of 2019 that you finished before joining the challenge.

If a particular month is too challenging for you, feel free to substitute one month with a challenge task from another version of the challenge (which can be found in the Factory Archives by doing a discussion search in the group), duplicate a challenge task from another 2018 task, OR you may create your own challenge for that month. Remember...it needs to be CHALLENGING!

Remember to list the book titles, author, and date completed (adding your rating is not necessary, but welcomed if you wish to do it) for each book you finish each month. DO NOT post a duplicate copy of your original post when you announce that you have finished the challenge!

The Fibonacci Sequence is back for November! Shandra posted this question last year about how to read for that month: "How do we do a Fibonacci Sequence in book series format? Would that be like Book 1 of the series, Book 1 of another series, Book 2 of a series, Book 3 of a series, and Book 5 of a series? Or would it be just doing Books 1-5 in the same series?" The Official Reply is: That's exactly it! I did it for this year's version of this challenge, and here's how I set up my entry in my post:
November – This month: This month: World Peace Day! Read 5 books set in 5 different countries.-Substitution! Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. One: Risking It All # 1: Run to You by Rachel Lacey-11/19/17
2. One: Cupid's Café # 1: Waffles & Weddings by Ashley Lauren-11/21/17
3. Two: Imperfect # 2: Imperfectly Criminal by Mary Frame-11/22/17
4. Three: Men of the North # 3: The Mentor by Elin Peer-11/17/17
5. Five: The Kauffman Amish Bakery #5: A Season of Love by Amy Clipston-11/26/17

Now, you could do it like this:
November – Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.
1. One: Risking It All # 1: Run to You by Rachel Lacey-11/19/17
2. One: Cupid's Café # 1: Waffles & Weddings by Ashley Lauren-11/21/17
3. Two: Cupid's Café # 2:Bacon, Love, & Tomatoes by Ashley Lauren-11/22/17
4. Three: Cupid's Café # 3: Sweet as Shortcake by Ashley Lauren-11/24/17
5. Five: Cupid's Café #5: Fries Before Guys by Ashley Lauren-11/26/17

Totally up to you how you form it, so long as the books read are A) in a series, and B) correspond to the numbers that form a Fibonacci Sequence. You're also welcome to extend the sequence if you so desire!

Feel free to PM Foreman Trea with suggestions for next year's Challenge!

January – This month:
New Year = new books! Read 5 books that were released in January of any year.
1. Texas Rain by Jodi Thomas - **** - 1/3/2019 - 374 Pages
2. Another Kind of Dead by Kelly Meding - **** - 1/20/2019 - 355 Pages
3. Zodiac by Robert Graysmith - ***** - 1/29/2019 - 337 Pages
4. Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman - ***** - 4/2/2019 - 152 Pages
5. Hidden Heartbreak by Emma Lee - ***** - 5/12/2019 - 224 Pages

February – This month: Valentines Day! Read 5 books from any Romance Sub-Genre.
6. Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas - ***** - 2/1/2019 - 419 Pages
7. Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole - ***** - 2/5/2019 - 515 Pages
8. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover - ***** - 2/9/2019 - 376 Pages
9. Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins - ***** - 2/14/2019 - 386 Pages
10. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar - ***** - 2/22/2019 - 224 Pages

March – This month: The Oscars! Read 5 books that were made into movies.
11. The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs - ***** - 3/12/2019 - 179 Pages
12. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - **** - 3/25/2019 - 489 Pages
13. Dune by Frank Herbert - **** - 5/28/2019 - 604 Pages
14. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - ***** - 7/11/2019 - 213 Pages
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April – This month: Library Week! Read 5 books that you got from the library or were lent to you by a friend.
16. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater - ***** - 4/8/2019 - 439 Pages
17. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven - ***** - 4/8/2019 - 130 Pages
18. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh - ** - 4/1/2019 - 385 Pages
19. Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast - **** - 4/8/2019 - 228 Pages
20. The Woods, Vol. 3: New London by James Tynion IV - **** - 4/2/2019 - 112 Pages

May – This month: National Nurses Day! Read 5 books that have a Main Character (MC) in the medical profession.
21. A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole - ***** - 9/23/2019 - 360 Pages
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June – This month: Name Your Poison Day! Read 5 books from any genre that you don't usually read.
26. Mythology: Circe by Madeline Miller - ***** - 6/25/2019 - 393 Pages
27. Horror: Joyland by Stephen King - ***** - 9/23/2019 - 283 Pages
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July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.
31. Airplane: Christmas at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan - ***** - 7/29/2019 - 351 Pages
32. ATV: A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life by Jon Katz - ***** - 8/1/2019 - 240 Pages
33. Boat: Year One by Nora Roberts - ***** - 8/6/2019 - 419 Pages
34. Taxi Cab: Slouch Witch by Helen Harper - ***** - 9/2/2019 - 342 Pages
35. Tracing: Lothaire by Kresley Cole - ***** - 9/17/2019 - 468 Pages

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.
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September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.
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October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.
46. Losing Control by Nina Croft - *** - 10/1/2019 - 250 Pages
47. Under the Table by Stephanie Evanovich - **** - 10/9/2019 - 336 Pages
48. Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren - **** - 10/9/2019 - 160 Pages
49. The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee - *** - 10/15/2019 - 368 Pages
50. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin - **** - 10/19/2019 - 277 Pages

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence
51. Sea Witch #1: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning - **** - 11/5/2019 - 368 Pages
52. The Others #1: Written in Red by Anne Bishop - ***** - 11/12/2019 - 433 Pages
53. White Trash Zombie #2: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland - ***** - 12/7/2019 - 312 Pages
54. Saga Vol. #3: Saga: Book Three by Brian K. Vaughan - ***** - 12/14/2019 - 504 Pages
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TCF ~ The Really, Really, Really, Really, Hard 2019 Challenge!

Duration: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

July – This month: Let's Travel! Read 5 books that each use a different mode of transportation to get somewhere.

August – This month: Back to School! Read 5 books with a MC that is a Teacher.

September – This month: Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week! Read 5 books that have non-traditional pets in them - no dogs or cats.

October – This month: Frugal Fun Day! Read 5 books that you either got for free or super cheap.

November – This month: Fibonacci Day (1, 1, 2, 3, 5) Read 5 books from a series to form a Fibonacci sequence.

December -This month: Happy Holidays! Time is short for a lot of us this month. Read at least 500 pages, but they must be from holiday-themed books.

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Finished! Thanks for a great challenge 🙂

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Finished for the year!! Thank-you for hosting :-)
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