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message 1: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (last edited Dec 15, 2018 05:50AM) (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
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TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge

♢Duration: 12/21/18 - 3/19/19♢

❄️ Re-reads are allowed, any genre is acceptable, and there are no page minimums
❄️ Once you’ve read a book, strike through or check it and date it Posts with no completion dates/checks/strike throughs or Blank Posts will be skipped for participation counts!
❄️ Update your original post and post a "Finished!" comment when complete. DO NOT copy your entire original post and repost it when finished! Posts that copy your entire original post will be deleted!!
❄️No reading until 12/21, but you can reserve your spot & put your lists together
❄️ This will be a six part challenge, pick your level then pick your books.
❄️ NO DUPLICATING BOOK OR TASK ENTRIES!! Books and Tasks are only to be used/listed/completed once! An example of this would be reading a book with a lit candelabra on the cover for the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, and then reading a different book with someone holding a single lit candle on the cover, justifying it by saying that it is two different candles. Once you complete the "Read a book that has a candle on the cover" task, it can't be completed a second time to complete the category.
❄️This is one large challenge, not six little ones! IF YOUR POST DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL SIX PARTS OF THE CHALLENGE IT WILL BE DELETED! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
❄️When completing the spell out section, you can use the Author's First OR Last Name, the Book Title, or the book's Series Title. And, The, A, and An can NOT be used when spelling out your words!

Levels:
Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category
Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category
Blizzard: 5-6 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:

Blue
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie:
Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):

Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:

Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:

Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
Snow
Fire
Ice
Blanket
Blizzard
Cold
Gloves


message 3: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (last edited Mar 24, 2019 03:07PM) (new)


message 4: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (last edited Mar 16, 2019 11:07AM) (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
♢TCF's Winter Seasonal Challenge♢
Duration:
12/21/18 - 3/19/19
Level: Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category
Read: 26/26

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:

Blue
Silver
Gray: No Time for Lullabies by Sidney Logan-1/13/19
Red: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas-1/15/19
Gold
Pink
White: No Time for Temptation by Monique McDonell-1/25/19

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie:
Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!): No Time for Love by Raine English-1/1/19
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations: Chasing Fire by Pamela Clare-1/26/19
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love: Senn by Lane Hart-2/28/19
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
My Beastly Billionaire by Jackie Castle-1/26/19
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count): My Favorite Cowboy by Donna Grant-2/25/19
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019: My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream by Pepper D. Basham-1/4/19

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:

Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover: Any Given Snow Day by Marie Harte-1/26/19
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter: Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh-3/15/19
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): Master of the Mountain by Cherise Sinclair-1/5/19

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
The Love of Power by Maggie Shayne-12/25/18
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen-1/18/19
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): Dark Alpha's Awakening by Donna Grant-2/8/19

Category 6: Spell Out:
F- The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen-2/9/19
I- The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years #4) by Sarina Bowen-2/1/19
R- Lost in Paradise by Rachel Lacey-2/12/19
E- Solitude by A.K. Evans-2/22/19

I- It Happens by Lani Lynn Vale-2/13/19
C- The Cinderella Hour by Katherine Stone-1/27/19
E- A Merciful Fate by Kendra Elliot-2/21/19

S- Stranded with the Boss by Bonnie R. Paulson-1/11/19
N- No Time for Promises by Lindsay Detwiler-1/21/19
O- One Chance, Fancy by Lani Lynn Vale-1/12/19
W- #Awestruck by Sariah Wilson-1/7/19


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 56 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 12/21/18 - 3/19/19♢
Blizzard: 5-6 tasks per category


Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
Snow
Fire
Ice
Blanket
Blizzard
Cold
Gloves


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 56 comments reserved


message 7: by Jennifer (last edited Feb 02, 2019 07:55AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 700 comments IN! ***I'm going to call this one done on 02/01/2019

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue On Power by Robert A. Caro
Silver Deadly Scandal (Deadly, #1) by Kate Parker
Gray Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
Red Obsessed (Lizzy Gardner #4) by T.R. Ragan
Gold Lemon Larceny (Donut Shop Mystery, #15) by Jessica Beck
Pink Incubus of Bourbon Street (Jade Calhoun, #6) by Deanna Chase
White Holding Breath A Memoir of AIDS' Wildfire Days by Nancy Bevilaqua

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):

Read a book set in an arab nation Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean Egypt
Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover: Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks, #1) by Miranda James
Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover: Ghostal Living (Hamptons Home & Garden Mysteries #3) by Kathleen Bridge
Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love: Secret Shores

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc): Yeast of Eden
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count): Tiny Little Thing
Read a book where family plays an important part: The Last Thing She Ever Did
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal: Depth of Winter
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler
Read a book that has a candle on the cover: Iced Inn (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, #8.5) by Karen MacInerney
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019: American Pain How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic by John Temple

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter: Nipped in the Bud
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR: Just Desserts
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted: Naughty in Nice (Fig)
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover: The Game of Hope
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover: The Immortal Takes a Wife (A Nocturne Falls Universe story) by Pamela Labud
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter: The Old Man (chicago and vermont)
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans: Mystic Mayhem
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
Read a book with a purple or green cover: Dead and Breakfast (Merry Ghost Inn, #1) by Kate Kingsbury
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one): Seedtime and Harvest
Read a book that has a number in the title: The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy: The Remarkable Life of US Government Remote Viewer *the title is cut off on good reads: the last two words are "Number One"
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor: You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): Custard Crime

Category 6: Spell Out:

SNOW:
Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
NLP: How you can get the best out of yourself and others using Neuro-Linguistic Programming the right way
Office Visit Set III: Worry, Fear & Anxiety, Pain & Suffering, and Losing Weight
Whistling Dixie in a Nor'Easter

ICE
In Cold Chocolate
Clairvoyant and Present Danger
Evidence of the Affair

BLANKET
Better Homes and Corpses
Louisiana Longshot
American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts
The Neon Lawyer
Killer Calories
Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss
The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

COLD
Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up
The One That Got Away
A Little Life
The Dark Rose


message 8: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Me


message 9: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (last edited Mar 16, 2019 04:04AM) (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5593 comments Mod
TCF Winter Seasonal Challenge
Duration: 21 December 2018 - 19 March 2019
Level: Flurries
(3-4 tasks per category)
Completed: 39/39

Category 1 - Winter Colors:
Blue: Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross (14 Mar 2019) ★★★★★
Gray: Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon (03 Feb 2019) ★★★★
Red: Miss Mabel's School for Girls by Katie Cross (04 Mar 2019) ★★
White: Titanic: Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo (12 Jan 2019) ★★★★

Queen of Chaos (The Fourth Element, #3) by Kat Ross Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon Miss Mabel's School for Girls (The Network Series, #1) by Katie Cross Titanic Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book with roses on the cover: Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji (13 Mar 2019) ★★★★
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book set in one of the Arabian nations: A Sinner in Mecca: A Gay Muslim's Hajj of Defiance by Parvez Sharma (16 Mar 2019) ★★★★
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a book on the cover: The Accordo by Roberta L. Smith (03 Mar 2019) ★★★★
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with cat on the cover: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (04 Jan 2019)) ★★★★★

Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji A Sinner in Mecca A Gay Muslim's Hajj of Defiance by Parvez Sharma The Accordo (Mickey McCoy #3) by Roberta L. Smith A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Category 3 - Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc): Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles (01 Jan 2019) ★★★
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count): Die Ermordung des Commendatore 1: Eine Idee erscheint by Haruki Murakami (27 Feb 2019) ★★★★
Read a book that has a candle on the cover: This House is Haunted by John Boyne (30 Jan 2019) ★★★★
Read a book that is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019: The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler Published 01 Feb 2019 (02 Feb 2019) ★★★★★

Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles Die Ermordung des Commendatore 1 Eine Idee erscheint by Haruki Murakami This House is Haunted by John Boyne The Killer Collective (John Rain, #10) by Barry Eisler

Category 4 - Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter: Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon (07 Jan 2019) ★★★★
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover: In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish (15 Mar 2019) ★★★
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter: Her Enemy by Leena Lehtolainen Set in Espoo, Finland (01 Jan 2019) ★★★★
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (07 Jan 2019) ★★★★★

Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon In the Middle of Somewhere (Middle of Somewhere, #1) by Roan Parrish Her Enemy (Maria Kallio, #2) by Leena Lehtolainen A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

Category 5 - Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans: Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts (17 Jan 2019) ★★
Read a book with a purple or green cover: Die Gleichung des Lebens by Norman Ohler (05 Mar 2019) ★★★★
Read a book that has a number in the title: The Tenth Man by Graham Greene (19 Jan 2019) ★★★★
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): First to Kill by Andrew Peterson (03 Jan 2019) ★★★★

Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts Die Gleichung des Lebens by Norman Ohler The Tenth Man by Graham Greene First to Kill (Nathan McBride, #1) by Andrew Peterson

Category 6 - Spell Out:
S: Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman (22 Feb 2019) ★★★★
N: Names Of The Dead by Mark Leggatt (12 Mar 2019) ★★★★
O: The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic Was Lost by Daniel Allen Butler (01 Feb 2019) ★★★★★
W: Winter of the World by Ken Follett (13 Mar 2019) ★★★★★

Safe Houses by Dan Fesperman Names Of The Dead (Connor Montrose #1) by Mark Leggatt The Other Side of the Night The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic Was Lost by Daniel Allen Butler Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett

F: Fighting Gravity by Leah Petersen (08 Mar 2019) ★★★
I: Interlude: Cavatina by Tal Bauer (09 Mar 2019) ★★★★★
R: The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism by Steve Kornacki (26 Feb 2019) ★★★★
E: Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean (30 Jan 2019) ★★★

Fighting Gravity (Physics of Falling, #1) by Leah Petersen Interlude Cavatina by Tal Bauer The Red and the Blue The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism by Steve Kornacki Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

I: Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe by Jocelynn Drake (21 Dec 2018) ★★★★
C: Cold War by Keira Andrews (16 Jan 2019) ★★★★
E: Eye of Truth by Lindsay Buroker (16 Jan 2019) ★★★★★

Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe by Jocelynn Drake Cold War (Cold War, #1) by Keira Andrews Eye of Truth (Agents of the Crown, #1) by Lindsay Buroker

B: Bargaining with the Devil: A Death and the Devil Novella by L.J. Hayward (02 Mar 2019) ★★★★★
L: Less by Andrew Sean Greer (11 Jan 2019) ★★★★
I: Into the Fire by Alexander Fullerton (07 Feb 2019) ★★★★
Z: Zehntausend Augen by Klaus Seibel (09 Mar 2019) ★★★★
Z: Zero Day by David Baldacci (01 Mar 2019) ★★★
A: Avenger by Frederick Forsyth (14 Feb 2019) ★★★★
R: The Russia House by John le Carré (02 Mar 2019) ★★★★
D: Dark Hollow by John Connolly (12 Jan 2019) ★★★★

Bargaining with the Devil A Death and the Devil Novella by L.J. Hayward Less by Andrew Sean Greer Into the Fire (Rosie Ewing #1) by Alexander Fullerton Zehntausend Augen by Klaus Seibel Zero Day (John Puller, #1) by David Baldacci Avenger by Frederick Forsyth The Russia House by John le Carré Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker, #2) by John Connolly


message 10: by Rebecca (last edited Jan 04, 2019 03:31PM) (new)

Rebecca | 102 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge
Dec. 21 2018 - March 19 2019
Level - Chilly 1-2 tasks
2/18

Category 1: Winter Colors

Blue:

White:

Silver:

Grey:

Pink: The Curl Up and Dye by Sharon Sala12/28/18****

Red:

Gold:

Category 2- Winter's Quotes

Read a romance novel: Fine Things by Danielle Steel

Read a book with a rose on the cover:

Category 3 - Happy Holidays:

Read a book that you recieved as a gift: Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods 1/4/19*****

Read a book that has a candle on the cover:

Category 4 - Cold Nights

Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:

Read a book that is set in winter:

Category 5 - Mardi Gras and Tax time:

Read a book with the letters IRS in the title:

Read a book with a purple or green cover:

Category 6 - Spell Out:

Ice:

I
C
E

The Curl Up & Dye (Blessings, Georgia #1) by Sharon Sala Unnatural Acts (Stone Barrington, #23) by Stuart Woods Fine Things by Danielle Steel


message 11: by Lily (last edited Apr 10, 2019 02:26PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 182 comments ❄️ Re-reads are allowed and there are no page minimums
Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category


18/18 - finished Mar 15th

Category 1: Winter Colors
Blue - Cross & Crown by Abigail Roux - 1/8 - 4★
White - Aunt Sookie & Me by Michael Scott Garvin - 3/3 - 3★

Category 2: Winter's Quotes
Set in December... Mr. Winterbourne's Christmas by Joanna Chambers - 1/22 - 4★
Snow on the cover... Christmas Prince by R.J. Scott - 1/20 - 3.5★

Category 3: Happy Holidays
Family plays an important part... Poke Check by R.J. Scott - 2/3 - 4★
New to me author... Escaping Exile by Sara Dobie Bauer - 1/18 - 3★

Category 4: Cold Nights
Set in winter... Christmas Homecoming by L.A. Witt - 1/30 - 3.5★
Pretty cold in winter (NYC)... Summerfield's Angel by Kim Fielding - 3/1 - 4★

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time
Green cover... A Soldier's Wish by N.R. Walker - 1/20 - 4★
Letters IRS in the title... Until You Say Otherwise by Kate Hawthorne - 3/4 - 4★

Category 6: Spell Out

Snow
Strays and Lovers by John Inman - 2/21 - 3.5★
The Night Shift by Louisa Keller - 3/2 - 3★
Order by Kindle Alexander - 3/10 - 4.5★
A Worthy Man by Jaime Reese - 3/15 - 5★

Cold
Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux - 1/19 - 5★
Omega Stolen by Susi Hawke - 2/28 - 3★
Loose Cannon by Sidney Bell - 3/5 - 4★
Deep Edge by R.J. Scott - 1/31 - 4★


message 12: by JoAnne (last edited Mar 21, 2019 01:33PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2441 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 12/21/18 - 3/19/19♢
Read 38 books; 6/6 tasks completed COMPLETED!

Level: Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%: Read 4/4 DONE
Blue
Desert Rose by J. Arlene Culiner Desert Rose by J. Arlene Culiner 3/11/19 3stars

Gray
The (Half) Truth by Leddy Harper The (Half) Truth by Leddy Harper 2/10/19 3.5stars

Pink
In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5) by Beth Kendrick In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5) by Beth Kendrick 1/5/19 4stars

White
Blame it on Mistletoe (North Pole, Alaska #1) by Noelle Fox Blame it on Mistletoe (North Pole, Alaska #1) by Noelle Fox 12/27/18 4stars

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes: Read 4/4 DONE!
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan 1/15/19 4.5stars (Posy and Stewart - Mountain Rescue Team)

“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a book on the cover:
Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, Bret Witter 12/30/18 3stars

"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
The Good Ones (Happily Ever After #1) by Jenn McKinlay The Good Ones (Happily Ever After #1) by Jenn McKinlay 2/4/19 5stars (cat - kitten King George)

"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
Then There Was You (Angel Falls, #1) by Miranda Liasson Then There Was You (Angel Falls #1) by Miranda Liasson 1/23/19 4stars (Sara dumped by boyfriend 2 days before the wedding a year ago and still can't let go)

Category 3: Happy Holidays: Read 4/4 DONE!
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays
(Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler Christmas Camp (Christmas Camp #1) by Karen Schaler 3/4/19 4stars (days leading up to Christmas but it's all things Christmas at Christmas Camp)

Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
California Girls by Susan Mallery California Girls by Susan Mallery 2/24/19 4stars (ARC from author)

Read a book where family plays an important part:
Suddenly Mine (Montgomery Brothers, #8) by Samantha Chase Suddenly Mine (The Montgomery Brothers #8) by Samantha Chase 1/31/19 4stars (Montgomery family - immediate to Christian and extended family: aunts, uncles, cousins; Sophie and her grandmother)

Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:
Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1) by Sarah Loudin Thomas Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings #1) by Sarah Loudin Thomas 12/31/18 4stars (new to me author/debut novel)

Category 4: Cold Nights: Read 4/4 DONE!
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown 1/13/19 4stars (Reuben - Jasper's nephew)

Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with:
Red River Rifles (Wilderness Dawning #1) by Dorothy Wiley Red River Rifles (Wilderness Dawning #1) by Dorothy Wiley 3/5/19 5stars (all her books have been 5 star reads for me)

Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Stroke of Luck by B.J. Daniels Stroke of Luck (Sterling's Montana #1) by B.J. Daniels 2/13/19 3.5stars (Montana)

Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
The Earl's Countess of Convenience (Penniless Brides of Convenience, #1) by Marguerite Kaye The Earl's Countess of Convenience (Penniless Brides of Convenience, #1) by Marguerite Kaye 3/19/19 5stars

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time: Read 4/4 DONE!
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Nice and Easy (Boys of the Big Easy, #3) by Erin Nicholas Nice and Easy (Boys of the Big Easy, #3) by Erin Nicholas 2/9/19 4stars

Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The King's Elite #3) by Virginia Heath 3/10/19 4.5stars

Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Heart of Mine (Colorado Hearts, #3) by Caroline Fyffe Heart of Mine (Colorado Hearts #3) by Caroline Fyffe 2/16/19 5stars (Clint - Sheriff of Eden)

Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Slow Ride (Road to Love, #2) by Lori Foster Slow Ride (Road to Love, #2) by Lori Foster 2/18/19 4stars

Category 6: Spell Out: Read 18/18 DONE!
S Shalvis, Jill - Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay #7) 1/19/19 4stars
N Nicholas, Erin - Taking It Easy (Boys of the Big Easy #2) 3/18/19 4stars
O On a Red Horse (Revelations #1) by Monica Corwin 1/13/19 3stars
W (The) Way You Love Me (Angel Falls, #2) by Miranda Liasson 1/27/19 4stars
Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay, #7) by Jill Shalvis Taking It Easy (Boys of the Big Easy, #2) by Erin Nicholas On a Red Horse (Revelations #1) by Monica Corwin The Way You Love Me (Angel Falls, #2) by Miranda Liasson

F Foster, Lori - Driven to Distraction (Road to Love #1) 1/18/19 4stars
I It's in His Forever (Red River Valley #5) by Shelly Alexander 2/10/19 3.5stars
R Robin Carr - The Best of Us (Sullivan's Crossing #4) 1/8/19 4stars
E Eliza Watson - Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw, Book 1) 12/26/18 4stars
Driven to Distraction (Road to Love, #1) by Lori Foster It's In His Forever (Red River Valley Novel Book 5) by Shelly Alexander The Best of Us (Sullivan's Crossing, #4) by Robyn Carr Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw, #1) by Eliza Watson

C Christmas Camp Wedding (Christmas Camp #1.5) by Karen Schaler 1/6/19 3.5stars
O Once a Gambler (Stolen from Time, #2) by Carrie Hudson 1/20/19 4stars
L Lillard, Amy - Kappy King and the Pie Kaper (An Amish Mystery #3) 12/28/18 4stars
D Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - City of Endless Night (Pendergast #17) 1/10/19 3stars
Christmas Camp Wedding (Christmas Camp #1.5) by Karen Schaler Once a Gambler (Stolen from Time, #2) by Carrie Hudson City of Endless Night (Pendergast, #17) by Douglas Preston Kappy King and the Pie Kaper (An Amish Mystery #3) by Amy Lillard

G Geraci, Maria - Whack The Mole (Whispering Bay Mystery #2) 3/17/19 4stars
L Locke, Adriana - Tumble (Dogwood Lane, #1) 2/7/19 4stars
O Owens, Delia - Where The Crawdads Sing 2/20/19 5stars
V Virginia Heath - The Uncompromising Lord Flint (The King's Elite #2) 12/23/18 4.5stars
E Eliza's Home (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #0.5) by Rachael Herron 1/30/19 4stars
S Susan Sey - Touch of Trouble (Blake Brothers Trilogy #2.5) 1/21/19 3stars
Whack The Mole (Whispering Bay Mystery, #2) by Maria Geraci Tumble (Dogwood Lane, #1) by Adriana Locke Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Uncompromising Lord Flint (The King's Elite #2) by Virginia Heath Eliza's Home (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #0.5) by Rachael Herron Touch of Trouble (Blake Brothers Trilogy #2.5) by Susan Sey


message 13: by Nicole (last edited Jan 30, 2019 06:15AM) (new)

Nicole P TCF Winter Seasonal Challenge

Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
1. Blue: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (27/12) ★★★
2. Silver: The Boyfriend Mandate by River Jaymes (01/01) ★★
3. Gray: Imperium by Robert Harris (29/12) ★★★
4. Red: For the Bear's Eyes Only by Kathy Lyons (18/11) ★★★
5. Gold: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (27/01) ★★★★
6. Pink: Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg (22/12) ★★★
7. White: Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story Of The Famous Suicide Squadrons by Yasuo Kuwahara (11/01) ★★★★

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi The Boyfriend Mandate (The Boyfriend Chronicles, #2) by River Jaymes Imperium (Cicero, #1) by Robert Harris Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds, #1) by J. Daniels Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg Kamikaze A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the Famous Suicide Squadrons by Yasuo Kuwahara

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes
1. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!).
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2. "Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis.
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3. "The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations.
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4. “In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover.
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5. "Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover.
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6. "Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel.
❄️ Managed by Kristen Callihan (29/12) ★★★★★

7. "You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - John J. Geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover.
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1 2 3 4 5 Managed (VIP, #2) by Kristen Callihan 7

Category 3: Happy Holidays
1. Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc).
❄️ A Crown For Christmas by Rachel Van Dyken (27/12) ★★★★

2. Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count).
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3. Read a book where family plays an important part.
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4. Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal.
❄️ Cup of Gold by John Steinbeck (02/01) ★★★

5. Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive).
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6. Read a book that has a candle on the cover.
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7. Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019.
❄️ Jock Rule by Sara Ney (26/12) ★★★★ - published in December 2018.

A Crown For Christmas by Rachel Van Dyken 2 3 Cup of Gold A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History by John Steinbeck 5 6 Jock Rule (Jock Hard, #2) by Sara Ney

Category 4: Cold Nights
1. Read a book set in winter.
❄️ Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley (15/01) ★★★

2. Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR.
❄️ Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn (19/01) ★★★

3. Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted.
❄️ Road-Tripped by Nicole Archer (28/01) ★★

4. Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover.
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5. Read a book with snow, and someone wearing a jacket on the cover.
❄️ Snow by Orhan Pamuk (31/12) ★★★

6. Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter.
❄️ Sunday Love by K.J. Lewis (17/01) ★★★★

7. Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive).
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Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney Road-Tripped (Ad Agency #1) by Nicole Archer 4 Snow by Orhan Pamuk Sunday Love (Sunday Love, #1) by K.J. Lewis 7

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time
1. Read a book set in New Orleans.
❄️ The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld by Christine Wiltz (29/01) ★★★★

2. Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive).
❄️ Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley (24/01) ★

3. Read a book with a purple cover.
❄️ Thursday's Child by Sandra Brown (03/01) ★★★

4. Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one).
❄️ The God Players: A Legal Thriller by Phil Valentine (24/12) ★★★★

5. Read a book that has a number in the title.
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6. Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor.
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7. Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive).
❄️ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (02/01) ★★★

The Last Madam A Life in the New Orleans Underworld by Christine Wiltz Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley Thursday's Child by Sandra Brown The God Players by Phil Valentine 5 6 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Category 6: Spell Out
Cold
✓ C: Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog (04/01) ★★★★
✓ O: The Heroic Surgeon by Olivia Gates (28/12) ★★★
✓ L: Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely (08/01) ★★★★
✓ D: Digging a Hole by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (21/12) ★★★

Country of My Skull Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog The Heroic Surgeon by Olivia Gates Come As You Are by Lauren Blakely Digging a Hole (OHellNo, #3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Snow
✓ S: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (26/12) ★★★
✓ N: Touch of Topaz by N.J. Walters (22/12) ★★★
✓ O: One True Thing by Anna Quindlen (30/12) ★★★★
✓ W: Turbulence by Whitney G. (31/12) ★★★

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen Touch of Topaz (Awakening Desires, #7) by N.J. Walters One True Thing by Anna Quindlen Turbulence (Turbulence, #1) by Whitney G.

Fire
Ice
Blanket
Blizzard
Cold
Gloves


message 14: by Meg (last edited Mar 19, 2019 03:56PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 745 comments Winter Seasonal Challenge
12/21/18 - 3/19/19

Blizzard: 5-6 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
✔ Blue Another One Bites the Crust by H.Y. Hanna 01/13
✔ Silver Witch, Interrupted (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #13) by Amanda M. Lee Witch, Interrupted 01/30
✔ Gray First Case (Writers Retreat Mystery #1) by Kathi Daley First Case 02/08
✔ Red - Lark! The Herald Angels Sing (Meg Langslow, #24) by Donna Andrews Lark! The Herald Angels Sing 02/16
✔ Gold - Them Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #1) by Carolyn Haines Them Bones 02/23
✔ Pink - Witch Is When Everything Went Crazy (A Witch P.I. Mystery #3) by Adele Abbott Witch Is When Everything Went Crazy 02/27
✔ White - Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink Mysteries #1) by Krista Davis Color Me Murder 02/03

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
✔ “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December:
Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper, #6.5) by Gretchen Archer Double Deck the Halls 1/3
✔ "Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis. Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter: [High school teacher coaches the skiing and snowboarding teams]
Christmas in Paradise (TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mysteries #4) by Kathi Daley Christmas in Paradise 01/07
✔ "The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book *with a fire*:
Blazing Summer (Darling Investigations, #2) by Denise Grover Swank Blazing Summer 01/24
✔ “In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a book on the cover:
A Dickens of a Murder (Canterville Book Shop Mystery #1) by Joyce Lavene A Dickens of a Murder 01/09
✔ "Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like
cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, *cat*, or snow on the cover:
Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #2) by Laurie Cass Tailing a Tabby 03/10

"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:

✔ "You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:
A Riesling to Die (The Wine Trail Mysteries #1) by J.C. Eaton A Riesling to Die 01/29

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):

Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):

✔ Read a book where family plays an important part:
Home Run #15.5 - A Holiday Novella (Savannah Martin Mysteries) by Jenna Bennett Home Run: #15.5 - A Holiday Novella 1/4
✔ Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Finding Courage (Rescue Alaska Mystery #3) by Kathi Daley Finding Courage 01/05
✔ Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Death Plays a Part (Cornish Castle Mystery #1) by Vivian Conroy Death Plays a Part 03/17
✔ Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #2) by Vicki Delany We Wish You a Murderous Christmas 10/16
✔ Read a book by a new to you author:
Killer Closet Case (Danger Cove, #6) by Elizabeth Ashby Killer Closet Case 01/26

Category 4: Cold Nights:

✔ Read a book set in winter:
Tree of Life and Death (Danger Cove, #7) by Elizabeth Ashby Tree of Life and Death 01/16
✔ Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Ghost Story (Darcy Sweet #13) by K.J. Emrick Ghost Story 03/19
✔ Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Review To A Kill (Annabelle Archer, #4) by Laura Durham Review To A Kill 02/17
✔ Read a book that has a fireplace on the cover:
Gilt by Association (Caprice De Luca Mystery #3) by Karen Rose Smith Gilt by Association 02/04
✔ Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Finding Christmas (Rescue Alaska Mystery #4) by Kathi Daley Finding Christmas 01/12
✔ Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter (Maine)
Boxes in the Basement (The Inn at Holiday Bay, #1) by Kathi Daley Boxes in the Basement 01/11
✔ Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case (Jayne Frost, #1) by Kristen Painter Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case 02/12

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:

✔ Read a book set in New Orleans:
Cannellino Caramel a holiday short story (Franki Amato #4.5) by Traci Andrighetti Cannellino Caramel: a holiday short story 1/5
✔ Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location #1) by Sara Rosett Death in the English Countryside 03/05
✔ Read a book with a purple or green cover:
The Dough Must Go On (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, #9) by H.Y. Hanna The Dough Must Go On 01/22
✔ Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Under an English Heaven (Ellie Kent Mystery #1) by Alice K. Boatwright Under an English Heaven 02/13
✔ Read a book that has a number in the title:
15 Minutes (A Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery, #1) by Larissa Reinhart 15 Minutes 02/24
✔ Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure 02/06
✔ Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Recipes for Love and Murder (Tannie Maria Mystery, #1) by Sally Andrew Recipes for Love and Murder 03/09

Category 6: Spell Out:

✔ S - Connie Shelton - Sweet Payback 03/06
✔ n - Nancy Warren - Ultimate Concealer 02/14
✔ o - Tricia O'Malley - Tequila for Two 03/04
✔ w - Jane Willan - The Shadow of Death 03/08

Sweet Payback (Samantha Sweet #8) by Connie Shelton Ultimate Concealer (Toni Diamond Mysteries) by Nancy Warren Tequila for Two (Althea Rose Mystery, #2) by Tricia O'Malley The Shadow of Death (Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery #1) by Jane Willan

✔ F - Mary Feliz - Scheduled to Death 02/19
✔ i - Issy Brooke - Small Town Secrets 02/07
✔ r - Raven Snow - The New Witch In Town 03/12
✔ e - Barbara Early - Death of a Toy Soldier 01/08

Scheduled to Death (A Maggie McDonald Mystery, #2) by Mary Feliz Small Town Secrets (Some Very English Murders Book 2) by Issy Brooke The New Witch In Town (Harper "Foxxy" Beck, #12) by Raven Snow Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery, #1) by Barbara Early

✔ I - Isis Crawford - A Catered Murder 03/13
✔ c - James Cudney - Academic Curveball 03/07
✔ e - Erin McCarthy - Gone With The Ghost 02/18

A Catered Murder (A Mystery with Recipes, #1) by Isis Crawford Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries #1) by James J. Cudney Gone With The Ghost (Murder by Design, #1) by Erin McCarthy

✔ C - Cheryl Hollon - Pane and Suffering 02/14
✔ o - Diana Orgain - A First Date with Death 03/14
✔ l - Lynn Cahoon - Hospitality and Homicide 01/19
✔ d - Donna Andrews - Toucan Keep a Secret 03/03

Pane and Suffering (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, #1) by Cheryl Hollon A First Date with Death (A Love Or Money Mystery #1) by Diana Orgain Hospitality and Homicide (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #8) by Lynn Cahoon Toucan Keep a Secret (Meg Langslow, #23) by Donna Andrews

✔ B - Duffy Brown - Killer in Crinolines 01/20
✔l - Lisa B Thomas - Sharpe Image 02/12
✔ a - Sparkle Abbey - Barking with the Stars 02/10
✔ n - Leslie Nagel - The Antique House Murders 01/31
✔ k - Kate Carlisle - This Old Homicide 02/26
✔ e - K. J. Emrick - Death at the Wheel 03/09
✔ t - Wendy Tyson - Seeds of Revenge 01/14

Killer in Crinolines (Consignment Shop Mystery #2) by Duffy Brown Sharpe Image (Cozy Suburbs #0.5) by Lisa B. Thomas Barking with the Stars (The Pampered Pets Mysteries Book 9) by Sparkle Abbey The Antique House Murders (Oakwood Mystery #2) by Leslie Nagel This Old Homicide (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #2) by Kate Carlisle Death at the Wheel (Darcy Sweet, #12) by K.J. Emrick Seeds of Revenge (A Greenhouse Mystery, #3) by Wendy Tyson


message 15: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 47 comments Levels:
Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category
Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category
Blizzard: 5-6 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
Snow
Fire
Ice
Blanket
Blizzard
Cold
Gloves


message 16: by Elle (last edited Mar 24, 2019 09:36AM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 294 comments Winter Seasonal Challenge
Dec 21, 2018 - Mar 19, 2019

Flurries - 3-4 tasks per category
Read: 26/26

Category 1: Winter Colors
Blue: Nevermore | Dannika Dark - Jan 23
Silver:
Gray:
Red:
Gold: Johannes Cabal the Necromancer | Jonathan L. Howard - Dec 22
Pink: Fox 8 | George Saunders - Jan 31
White:
Nevermore (Crossbreed, #6) by Dannika Dark Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (Johannes Cabal series) by Jonathan L. Howard Fox 8 by George Saunders

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes
Read a book set in December, with roses on the cover, the word memory in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie:
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic | Alison Bechdel - Jan 30
Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or set in one of the Arabian nations:
Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2) by Maureen Johnson The Madness Underneath | Maureen Johnson - Jan 31
Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
Ugly Love | Colleen Hoover - Feb 7
Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays
Read a book that takes place during the Winter Holidays:
Pretty Face | Lucy Parker - Feb 26
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Four Psychos | Kristy Cunning - Feb 9
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (no need consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or a new release (Dec. '18 and Mar. '19):
An Easy Death | Charlaine Harris - Dec 25

Category 4: Cold Nights
Read a book set in winter:
Bloodmagic | Helen Harper - Mar 5
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Skyward | Brandon Sanderson - Jan 7
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Two Witches and a Whiskey | Annette Marie - Feb 12 (Canada)
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (no need consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time
Read a book set in New Orleans:
The Black God's Drums | P. Djèlí Clark - Jan 12
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (no need consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith:
Read a book that has a number in the title:
99 Percent Mine | Sally Thorne - Feb 13
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (no need consecutive):
The Prince and the Dressmaker | Jen Wang - Mar 16

Category 6: Spell Out
C: Ally Carter | Heist Society - Jan 19
O: On Dublin Street | Samantha Young - Jan 8
L: Linda Sejic | Blood Stain, Volume 1 - Feb 28
D: Laurann Dohner | Slade - Dec 30

I: In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire - Jan 30
C: Tina Connolly | The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections - Feb 27
E: Elle Kennedy | The Chase - Feb 2

S: Stacey Brutger | Academy of Assassins - Feb 14
N: Nidhi Chanani | Pashmina - Mar 16
O: Octavia E. Butler | Dawn - Dec 27
W: Deborah Wilde | The Unlikeable Demon Hunter - Jan 21


message 17: by Jeanne (last edited Dec 21, 2018 03:01PM) (new)

Jeanne (oldemill) | 290 comments This is quite the challenge, but I'm a sucker for these big ones.

Levels:
Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category
Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category
Blizzard: 5-6 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
S
N
O
W

F
I
R
E

I I Is it Still Murder if she was a Bitch by Robin Leemann Donovan 12/21/2018
C
E
Blanket
Blizzard
Cold
Glove


message 18: by Brenna (last edited Jan 16, 2019 03:40PM) (new)

Brenna (cinderheart218) | 82 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge
♢Duration: 12/21/18 - 3/19/19♢

Category: Chilly (1-2 tasks per category)

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue - Tower of Dawn by Sarah Maas (start - - end -)
Silver
Gray
Red - Queen of Shadows by Sarah Maas (start 12/21 - end 1/8)
Gold
Pink
White
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations: Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas (start 1/9 - end -)
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
I
C
E
(Snow, Fire, Blanket, Blizzard, Cold, Gloves)


message 19: by Debbie (last edited Mar 23, 2019 08:48AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 991 comments Levels:
Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category
Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category
Blizzard: 5-6 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue Murder at the Pentagon by Margaret Truman 2/3/19
Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crimes, #11) by Margaret Truman
Silver Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich 12/31/18
Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25) by Janet Evanovich
Gray Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly 3/4/19
Murder at the Mansion (Victorian Village Mysteries, #1) by Sheila Connolly
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay 12/27/18
A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay

"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a book on the cover: The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams 3/15/19
The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #2) by Ellery Adams

"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a cat on the cover: Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum 1/4/19
Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum

"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part: Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins 1/1/19 416p
Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal: Miss Julia Paints the Town by Ann B. Ross 2/11/19
Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia, #9) by Ann B. Ross
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford 1/13/18
Hearse and Buggy (An Amish Mystery, #1) by Laura Bradford

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter: The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith 3/23/19
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #08) by Alexander McCall Smith
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR: Happiness Key by Emilie Richards 2/23/19
Happiness Key (Happiness Key, #1) by Emilie Richards
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted: A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux 1/18/19
A Willing Murder (A Medlar Mystery #1) by Jude Deveraux
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter: MAINE,..Musseled Out by Barbara Ross 1/26/19
Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #3) by Barbara Ross
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump by Gregg Jarrett 2/6/19
The Russia Hoax The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump by Gregg Jarrett
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Hidden Staircase Carolyn Keene 1/17/19
The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #2) by Carolyn Keene

Category 6: Spell Out:
Snow
Fire
Ice
Blanket
Blizzard
Cold
Gloves


message 20: by Wanda (last edited Mar 17, 2019 06:00PM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 344 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge

♢Duration: 12/21/18 - 3/19/19♢


Levels:
Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category


Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a book whose covers are at least 50%:

Blue- The Rooster Bar by John Grisham by John Grisham-2/3/19-*****

Silver

Gray- The Outcast Dead Cross Bones graveyard by Paul Slade -The Outcast Dead: Cross Bones graveyard by Paul Slade-1/27/19-***

Red
Gold
Pink
White- Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers -Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers-3/3/19-*****

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):-Tinsel in a Tangle by Laurie Germaine-1/25/19-***** (Set in Santa's Workshop 2 weeks before Christmas Eve)

"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
-***
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:- Howards End is on the Landing A Year of Reading from Home by Susan Hill -Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home by Susan Hill-1/14/19-*****

"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:- Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas by Wendell E. Mettey -Wendell E. Mettey-12/23/18-*****

"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:
Tinsel in a Tangle by Laurie Germaine _ Howards End is on the Landing A Year of Reading from Home by Susan Hill _

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):-A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny-1/11/18-*****
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:-The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene12/23/18-***(The goal is to solve the mystery of 'ghosts' in the house)
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:-Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell-2/9/19-****

The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #2) by Carolyn Keene _ A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2) by Louise Penny _ Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell

Category 4: Cold Nights:

Read a book set in winter:--Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier-2/1/19-****
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:-Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen-12/28/18-*****(Stepmother)
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:-The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith-2/1/19-*****
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:-The Snow Queen
by Hans Christian Andersen
-12/22/26-*****
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen _ Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen _ The Colors of All the Cattle (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #19) by Alexander McCall Smith _ Mistletoe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #1) by Leslie Meier

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):--Deadly Circumstances by Terri Reid-1/8/19-*****
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:-Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy-2/1/19-****
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):-Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement2/5/19-****
Deadly Circumstances (Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery, #16) by Terri Reid _ Code Girls The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy _ Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #4) by Blaize Clement

Category 6: Spell Out:

Snow
S
N
O-Orc Road Trip: Racial Tensions Book 1 by Robbie Mahair-1/30/19-****
W-Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl12/24/18-*****
Wesley the Owl The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O'Brien_Orc Road Trip Racial Tensions Book 1 by Robbie Mahair

Fire

F-Florida by Lauren Groff-1/20/19-*****
I-Iris Johansen-Quinn-3/1/19-****
R-Reel Estate Rip-Off by Renee Pawlish-1/19/19-*****
E-The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne-3/4/19-*****
Reel Estate Rip-Off (Reed Ferguson #2) by Renee Pawlish_Florida by Lauren Groff_Quinn by Iris Johansen_The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne

Ice

I-Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R. Winters-2/19/19-****
CCarolyn Meyer-Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl-1/14/19-*****
E-Elizabeth Strout-Anything Is Possible-2/16/19-*****
Diary of a Waitress The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl by Carolyn Meyer_Innocent in Las Vegas (Tiffany Black Mysteries, #1) by A.R. Winters_Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Blanket

B-Banana Yoshimoto-Asleep12/26/18-*****
L
A-Andrew F. Smith-Hamburger: A Global History-1/6/19-****
N
K-Kristen Ashley-Fantastical-1/31/19-*****
E
T-Tom Reynolds-Meta-1/16/19-*****
Hamburger A Global History by Andrew F. Smith_Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto_Meta (Meta, #1) by Tom Reynolds_Fantastical (Fantasyland, #3) by Kristen Ashley

Blizzard

B-Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson-1/23/19-*****
L
I
Z- Zahler, Diane-The Thirteenth Princess-1/20/19-*****
Z
A-Anne George-Murder on a Girls' Night Out-1/18/19-****
R- Royal, Priscilla-Sorrow Without End-1/15/19-*****
D-Danica Winters-Winter Swans-2/11/19-****
Sorrow Without End (Medieval Mystery, #3) by Priscilla Royal_The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler_Murder on a Girls' Night Out (Southern Sisters, #1) by Anne George_Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson_Winter Swans by Danica Winters

Cold(view spoiler)

Gloves
G-Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge12/27/18-****
L-Laura Childs-Stake & Eggs-3/11/19-*****
O-Outfoxed by Love by Eve Langlais-12/26/18-****
V-Valerie by Debbie Macomber-1/2/19-****
E-Eve Langlais-When an Alpha Purrs-2/5/19-****
S-Spyri, Johanna -Heidi-1/17/19-*****
Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge_Outfoxed by Love (Kodiak Point, #2) by Eve Langlais_Valerie (Orchard Valley, #1) by Debbie Macomber_Heidi by Johanna Spyri_When an Alpha Purrs (A Lion's Pride, #1) by Eve Langlais



message 21: by Ashly (last edited Jan 06, 2019 07:50PM) (new)

Ashly (ashlyh) | 139 comments Levels:
Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category

1/8

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019: A Trick of the Light, 1/6/18, 3 stars

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:

Ice


message 22: by Jonquil (last edited Dec 22, 2018 08:26PM) (new)

Jonquil | 699 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge
12/21/18 - 3/19/19
no page min

Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):

Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
F
I
R
E


message 23: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jan 12, 2019 10:42AM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1775 comments TCF's Winter Seasonal Challenge♢
Duration: 12/21/18 - 3/19/19
Level: Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category
Read: 10


Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue - Extinguished (Titanium Security, #4) by Kaylea Cross Kaylea Cross - 12/23
Silver
Gray - Hush (Black Lotus, #3) by E.K. Blair E.K. Blair - 12/21
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover: - Snow Angel Cove (Haven Point, #1) by RaeAnne Thayne RaeAnne Thayne - 12/26
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel: - Yellowstone Awakening Peggy L. Henderson - 12/28
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:
Snow Angel Cove (Haven Point, #1) by RaeAnne Thayne Yellowstone Awakening (Yellowstone Romance, #3) by Peggy L. Henderson

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part: - One Lavender Ribbon Heather Burch - 12/23
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author - Stealing Home Sherryl Woods - 1/2
One Lavender Ribbon by Heather Burch Stealing Home (The Sweet Magnolias #1) by Sherryl Woods

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter: New York - Fantasy in Death J.D. Robb - 1/7
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. Robb

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
B - Rainwater Sandra Brown - 12/28
L
I
Z
Z
A - Raw: Rebirth Belle Aurora - 1/8
R - Virgin River Robyn Carr - 1/5
D


message 24: by Erica (last edited Mar 18, 2019 03:26PM) (new)

Erica | 960 comments TCF's Winter Seasonal Challenge
Level: Chilly, 1-2 tasks per category
Duration: Dec. 21, 2018 - March 19, 2019

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver
✔ Gray - Becoming by Michelle Obama ♥♥♥♥ (1/17)
✔ Red - The Library Book by Susan Orlean ♥♥♥♥ (3/17)
Gold
Pink
White

Becoming by Michelle Obama The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
✔ “In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover: The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell ♥♥♥♥ (2/11)
✔ "Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover: Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa ♥♥♥ (2/2)
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell Making Rounds with Oscar The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
✔ Read a book where family plays an important part: The Hummingbird Wizard by Meredith Blevins ♥♥♥ (2/23)
✔ Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal: Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes ♥♥♥♥ (2/10)
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
✔ Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ♥♥♥♥♥ (2/5)

The Hummingbird Wizard by Meredith Blevins Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
✔ Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace ♥♥♥ (12/27)

The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
✔ Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King ♥♥♥♥ (1/30/19)

A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell, #2) by Laurie R. King

Category 6: Spell Out:

✔ S - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ♥♥♥♥♥ (12/30)
✔ N - The Friend by Sigrid Nunez ♥♥♥♥ (2/13)
✔ O - The Cool Impossible: The Coach from "Born to Run" Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles-And From Yourself by Eric Orton ♥♥♥♥ (12/30)
✔ W - The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White ♥♥♥♥ (1/19)

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley The Friend by Sigrid Nunez The Cool Impossible The Coach from "Born to Run" Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles-And From Yourself by Eric Orton The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams


message 25: by Gabriella (last edited Aug 04, 2019 12:09PM) (new)

Gabriella | 263 comments On we go again let us bring in a blizzard! Looking forward to it.

Category 1: Winter Colors: 6/7
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
★Blue Zoey and the Witch: A Novella: The Salem Black Hat Society 31/12
★Silver Anya's Ghost 28/1
★Gray Medic 31/12
★Red Tilly and the Time Machine 26/12
Gold
★Pink Deadly Class, Volume 5: Carousel 6/1
★White Black Butler, Vol. 3 17/1

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes: 3/7
★Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!): The Naughty List 25/12
Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
★Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover: Goodly and Grave In a Bad Case of Kidnap 9/2
★Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love: How to Date Your Dragon 15/1
Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays: 5/7
★Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc): The Christmas Hirelings 27/12
★Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count): Flood 6/2
★Read a book where family plays an important part: The Wind Singer 21/12
★Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal: Dungeon Madness 21/1
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
★Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019: Dead Wrong 25/12

Category 4: Cold Nights: 5/7
★Read a book set in winter: An Xmas for Xo 31/12
★Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR: Black Butler, Vol. 1 15/1
★Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted: Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol. 1 26/1
★Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover: Death at the Café 12/2
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
★Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets 6/2

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time: 6/7
Read a book set in New Orleans:
★Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): The Vampire Bounty Hunter's Unexpected Catch 13/2
★Read a book with a purple or green cover: The 52-Storey Treehouse 26/1
★Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one): Underground Magic 30/12
★Read a book that has a number in the title: The 26-Storey Treehouse 31/12
★Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor: The Crims 31/1
★Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive): Sniffer's First Christmas: Sniffer Children's Books age 3-6, Christmas picture book 31/12

Category 6: Spell Out: 2/7
(view spoiler)


message 26: by Cindy III (last edited Mar 22, 2019 01:57AM) (new)

Cindy III | 324 comments TCF'S Winter Seasonal Challenge

♢Duration: 12/21/18 - 3/19/19♢

Level: Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver Once by Morris Gleitzman 1.8 - 10
Gray
Red Then by Morris Gleitzman 1.18
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love: In the Bed of a Duke 1.20 - 25
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 1.19 - 30
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter: Number the Stars set in Denmark 1.4 - 6
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Waiting For Spring Vol. 6 2.10

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton 2.11 - 14
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 2.24 - 25
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):


Category 6: Spell Out:
Snow
Fire
Ice
Blanket

B
L Lovesick Ellie Vol. 2 1.14
A All's Fair In Love and Scandal 2.2 - 4
N
K
E
T

Blizzard
Cold
Gloves


Mamacita aka MawMaw  (mamawantsbedtimestory) | 533 comments Levels:
Chilly: 1-2 tasks per category
Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category
Blizzard: 5-6 tasks per category

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
Blue
Silver
Gray
Red
Gold
Pink
White

Category 2 - Winter's Quotes:
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” - James M. Barrie: Read a book set in December, a book with roses on the cover, a book with the word memory (memories counts, but remember does not) in the title, or any book by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan will count, but Peter Pan adaptations will not count!):
"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." - Sinclair Lewis: Read a book with a character that has an occupation surrounding winter (Examples: Search and Rescue volunteer, snow plow driver, ski/snowboarding instructor, winter lodge owner, etc) or a book by Sinclair Lewis:
"The fire is winter's fruit." - Arabian Proverb: Read a book with a fire or Winter fruit or vegetable on the cover, or a book set in one of the Arabian nations:
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” - Ben Aaronovitch: Read a book with a character that day dreams or a book with a book on the cover:
"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen: Read a book with a snow globe, cat, or snow on the cover:
"Winter is much like unrequited love; cold and merciless." - Kellie Elmore: Read a romance novel or a book that features someone getting over an unrequited love:
"You are my winter suddenness—a glass of red wine spilt across a white tablecloth" - john j geddes: Read a book with a glass of red wine on the cover:

Category 3: Happy Holidays:
Read any book that takes place during the Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, etc):
Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
Read a book where family plays an important part:
Read a book where someone makes a resolution or goal:
Read a book with HAPPY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book that has a candle on the cover:
Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2018 and March 2019:

Category 4: Cold Nights:
Read a book set in winter:
Read a book that's so cold it's one of your first 50 books on your TBR:
Read a book that has a character who is cold hearted:
Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with or has a fireplace on the cover:
Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
Read a book that's set in a location that gets pretty cold in winter:
Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 5: Mardi Gras and Tax Time:
Read a book set in New Orleans:
Read a book with TUESDAY in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
Read a book with a purple or green cover:
Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith (Could be a book with a lawman, an ambitious person, or an Inspirational one):
Read a book that has a number in the title:
Read a book that has a character that is an accountant or an auditor:
Read a book that has the letters IRS in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):

Category 6: Spell Out:
Snow
Fire
Ice
Blanket
Blizzard
Cold
Gloves


message 28: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5593 comments Mod
Finished in post #10, 39/39 read. :)
Will there be a Spring Seasonal Challenge?


message 29: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Denise wrote: "Finished in post #10, 39/39 read. :)
Will there be a Spring Seasonal Challenge?"


Unfortunately not, Denise. I've tracked participation for 2 years now, and while it always dips in the winter, this year it took a huge dip, to the point where I think it's time to retire the challenge.

That being said, Lanelle's Your Box of Books Arrived! Challenge, located HERE, is an already running quarterly challenge that seems to have a good bit of participation in it. Since it seems like a really fun challenge, I would direct those still interested in a quarterly challenge to head over there and see if it tickles your fancy.

As always, I am always available to hear the members' thoughts on this change via PM.


message 30: by Denise, Manufacturing Director (new)

Denise (destiny_chan) | 5593 comments Mod
⚜️Trea wrote: "Unfortunately not, Denise. I've tracked participation for 2 years now, and while it always dips in the winter, this year it took a huge dip, to the point where I think it's time to retire the challenge."

Too bad... :( Ah well, I'll see what I'll pick as an alternative.


message 31: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 745 comments ⚜️Trea wrote: "Denise wrote: "Finished in post #10, 39/39 read. :)
Will there be a Spring Seasonal Challenge?"

Unfortunately not, Denise. I've tracked participation for 2 years now, and while it always dips in t..."


Awww, this was one of my favorites. 😢 I'll miss it loads.

I love looking through my TBR mountain to see what fits individual criteria. Other challenges are fun, of course (I'm in many!) but love this type the most.

Thank you for all the hard work, Trea! I have a couple more or so to enter on my current one before I declare it done.


message 32: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Meg wrote: "Awww, this was one of my favorites. 😢 I'll miss it loads.

I love looking through my TBR mountain to see what fits individual criteria. Other challenges are fun, of course (I'm in many!) but love this type the most.

Thank you for all the hard work, Trea! I have a couple more or so to enter on my current one before I declare it done."


You're welcome, Meg! I'm glad you've enjoyed it!


message 33: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2441 comments ⚜️Trea wrote: "Denise wrote: "Finished in post #10, 39/39 read. :)
Will there be a Spring Seasonal Challenge?"

Unfortunately not, Denise. I've tracked participation for 2 years now, and while it always dips in t..."


That's sad but understandable since putting the challenges together is a lot of work. I'll look into your other suggestion to replace it.

Will finish my postings for this challenge in a few days.


message 34: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 344 comments Challenge completed at Flurries Level

As always, a fun challenge and thanks!


message 35: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Wanda wrote: "Challenge completed at Flurries Level

As always, a fun challenge and thanks!"


Congrats!


message 36: by Erica (new)

Erica | 960 comments Challenge completed at the Chilly level. Thanks for a fun challenge!


message 37: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Erica wrote: "Challenge completed at the Chilly level. Thanks for a fun challenge!"

Congrats!


message 38: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 745 comments Done! It was a lot of fun; thank you again.


message 39: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Meg wrote: "Done! It was a lot of fun; thank you again."

Congrats!


message 40: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2441 comments Done on post 13 - read 38 books
Level Flurries

Sorry to see this challenge end. One of my all-time favorites.


message 41: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
JoAnne wrote: "Done on post 13 - read 38 books
Level Flurries

Sorry to see this challenge end. One of my all-time favorites."


Congrats, JoAnne! I'm glad you've enjoyed it over the years!


message 42: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 2441 comments ⚜️Trea wrote: "JoAnne wrote: "Done on post 13 - read 38 books
Level Flurries

Sorry to see this challenge end. One of my all-time favorites."

Congrats, JoAnne! I'm glad you've enjoyed it over the years!"


I give all the mods credit for coming up with some phenomenal challenges. There's always something for everyone.


message 43: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 324 comments done on message 27 with chilly level


message 44: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Cindy III wrote: "done on message 27 with chilly level"

Congrats!


message 45: by Elle (new)

Elle (elleay) | 294 comments Finished in message 17. Read 26 books for Flurries Level.


message 46: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Elle wrote: "Finished in message 17. Read 26 books for Flurries Level."

Grats!


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