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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 20690 comments Mod
Here are your August 2019 Mini Challenges!


RULES

** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

** A book can be used only once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (Seasonal, World Trip, Ultimate, etc.).

** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance, and can change your mind at any time if you do.

** Do as many as you are able and have fun!



1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).


message 2: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 20690 comments Mod
Ah, the dog days of August. Enjoy!


message 3: by Meg (last edited Aug 13, 2019 09:28PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1936 comments Insane how fast summer is flying by. 😢

Here is mine:

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

Flip the Witch Switch (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #14) by Amanda M. Lee Flip the Witch Switch

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

Dead and Berried (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries #2) by Karen MacInerney Dead and Berried

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

Ghost of a Gamble (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, #4) by Sue Ann Jaffarian Ghost of a Gamble

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood Flying Too High

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

Ditched 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery, #2) by J.C. Eaton Ditched 4 Murder


message 4: by Brenda (last edited Aug 15, 2019 03:21AM) (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments AUGUST 2019 Mini Challenge

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1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

Lapse by Sarah Thornton 5s 1/8/19

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

Her Silent Cry by Lisa Regan 5s 10/8/19

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny 5s 12/8/19 library

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong 5s 15/8/19 planes

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

Shepherd by Catherine Jinks 5s 3/8/19

Lapse (Clementine Jones #1) by Sarah Thornton Her Silent Cry (Detective Josie Quinn Book 6) by Lisa Regan The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #11) by Louise Penny The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong Shepherd by Catherine Jinks


message 5: by Patrizia (last edited Aug 19, 2019 07:06AM) (new)

Patrizia | 242 comments August mini-challenge
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1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes 19 August; 3 1/2★
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #2) by Tonya Kappes

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Answers in the Attic by Kathi Daley 12 August; 5★
Answers in the Attic (The Inn At Holiday Bay, #4) by Kathi Daley

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler 8 August; 4★
Dove in the Window (Benni Harper, #5) by Earlene Fowler

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead by Lynn Cahoon 2 August; 4★
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #3) by Lynn Cahoon


message 6: by Amber (last edited Aug 29, 2019 05:10PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 116 comments 1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover. Booked for Trouble 08.12.19

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library. I Was Anastasia 08.01.19

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.). Mary Poppins 08.06.19

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!). The Cracked Spine 08.22.19


message 7: by Tari (last edited Aug 16, 2019 04:52PM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 200 comments August 2019 Mini Challenges
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1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover. And Then They Were Doomed A Little Library Mystery by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli 8/16/19

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover. Death for Dessert: A Plainwood Lake Mystery Emmalee Laurens 8/4/19--Set on Plainwood Lake

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library. 50% Off Murder Josie Belle 8/10/19

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.). (a black and yellow bird toward the top left of the cover) The Time for Murder is Meow (A Purr N' Bark Pet Shop Mystery #1) by T.C. LoTempio T.C. LoTempio 8/6/19

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!). BLIND SIGHT (Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series Book 1) by Tanya R. Taylor Tanya R. Taylor 8/2/19


message 8: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7642 comments National Mountain Climbing Day, Campfire Day, National S'mores Day, Toasted Marshmallow Day, and National Trail Mix Day: Hunting Season

Water Quality Month, U.S. Coast Guard Day, and National Lighthouse Day: Innkeeping with Murder

Book Lover's Day and National Thriftshop Day: TBD/Bingo

Aviation Day and Ride the Wind Day: Death in Four Courses

National Dog Day: The Christie Curse


Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon, #10) by Nevada Barr Innkeeping with Murder (Lighthouse Inn Mystery #1) by Tim Myers Death in Four Courses (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #2) by Lucy Burdette The Christie Curse (Book Collector Mystery #1) by Victoria Abbott



message 9: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Munger | 113 comments Didn’t do so well with the July challenge, but hey let’s give August a go....

1. Read a book which characters hit the great outdoors...Beaches, Bungalows and Burglaries Tonya Kappes.
2. Read a book set near water...To Fudge or Not To Fudge by Nancy CoCo (Mackinaw Island)
3. Read a used or borrowed book....Seeing the Light by E.C. Bell
4. Read a book with something that flies on the cover.....Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (bats)
5. Read a book featuring dog on cover...Needled to Death by Annalise Ryan.

Beaches, Bungalows, and Burglaries (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #1) by Tonya Kappes To Fudge or Not to Fudge (Candy-Coated, #2) by Nancy CoCo Seeing The Light (Marie Jenner Mystery #1) by E.C. Bell Mrs. Morris and the Ghost (A Salem B&B Mystery #1) by Traci Wilton Needled to Death (A Helping Hands Mystery #1) by Annelise Ryan


message 10: by Jennie-Lee~abookishwonderer~ (last edited Aug 16, 2019 12:57PM) (new)

Jennie-Lee~abookishwonderer~ (abookishwonderer) August Mini Challenge 2019
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1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

The Serpents Trail by Sue Henry

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

Death by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge

✔️3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs *16 August, 2019 Rating:⭑⭑⭑⭒⭒

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

A Rant of Ravens by Christine Goff

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon

The Serpents Trail (Maxie and Stretch, #1) by Sue Henry Death by the Sea (A By the Sea Mystery #1) by Kathleen Bridge Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1) by Laura Childs A Rant of Ravens (The Birdwatcher’s Mysteries #1) by Christine Goff Pane and Suffering (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, #1) by Cheryl Hollon


message 11: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 20, 2019 12:04PM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 404 comments In! ******FINISHED 08/20/19

1. Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover. Descent by Tim Johnston Descent
2. Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover. Murder Wears Mittens (Seaside Knitters Mystery, #12) by Sally Goldenbaum Murder Wears Mittens
3. Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library. Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die (Rat Pack Mysteries, #2) by Robert J. Randisi Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die
4. Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover. Murder at an Irish Wedding (Irish Village Mystery #2) by Carlene O'Connor Murder at an Irish Wedding
5. Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!). Murder at Redwood Cove by Janet Finsilver Murder at Redwood Cove


message 12: by Julesy (last edited Aug 23, 2019 04:52PM) (new)

Julesy | 1351 comments August 2019 mini challenge

Updated: Aug. 23
Progress: 5/5

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
Fatal Break (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #15) by Beth Prentice Fatal Break by Beth Prentice - Aug. 17

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Death of a Bachelorette (A Jaine Austen Mystery #15) by Laura Levine Death of a Bachelorette by Laura Levine - Aug. 5

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
Guardian (Classified K-9 Unit, #1) by Terri Reed Guardian by Terri Reed - Aug. 5

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
Shards of Murder (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, #2) by Cheryl Hollon Shards of Murder by Cheryl Hollon - butterfly - Aug. 23

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!)
Zipper (The Puppy Place, #34) by Ellen Miles Zipper by Ellen Miles - Aug. 6


message 13: by Nell (last edited Aug 30, 2019 02:45AM) (new)

Nell | 1177 comments August Mini Challenge

1. Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors or that features the great outdoors on the cover.
Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters

2. Read a book set on or near the water.
A Likely Story (Library Lover's Mystery, #6) by Jenn McKinlay

3. Read a used book.
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Her Royal Spyness #12) by Rhys Bowen

4. Read a book that features something that flies on the cover.
A Summer in the Country by Marcia Willett

5. Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover.
Mission Impawsible (Paws and Claws Mystery, #4) by Krista Davis


message 14: by Paula (last edited Oct 06, 2019 11:03AM) (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 67 comments August 2019 mini challenge

Updated:
Progress: 2/5

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
Murder, She Floats (Penning Trouble Mistery, #1) by Rachael Stapleton
2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Tightening the Threads (Mainely Needlepoint, #5) by Lea Wait - done
3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
She Died a Lady (Sir Henry Merrivale, #14) by Carter Dickson - done
4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
Butter Witch (Torrent Witches #1) by Tess Lake
5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).
Murder Con Queso (Mexican Cafe Mystery #7) by Holly Plum


message 15: by Amanda A (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:08AM) (new)

Amanda A | 80 comments August Mini Challenge
Completed: 5/5


1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
Finding Answers (Rescue Alaska Mystery #2) by Kathi Daley 8/20

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1) by Harper Lin 8/4

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
Sweet Tea and Secrets (A Tea and Read Mystery #2) by Joy Avon 8/9

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
Wicked Warning (An Ivy Morgan Mystery #5) by Lily Harper Hart 8/10

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).
Derby Divas (Zoe Donovan Mystery #8) by Kathi Daley 8/6


message 16: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Aug 11, 2019 05:16PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 175 comments 1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover. Whiskers in the Dark, Rita Mae Brown...02 Aug 19

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover. Something Read, Something Dead, Eva Gates...11 Aug 19

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).


MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) | 0 comments Here are your August 2019 Mini Challenges!
RULES
** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.
** A book can be used only once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (Seasonal, World Trip, Ultimate, etc.).
** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance, and can change your mind at any time if you do.
** Do as many as you are able and have fun!

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).


message 18: by JennH (last edited Aug 31, 2019 07:07AM) (new)

JennH | 829 comments August 2019 Mini Challenge

✔1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris 8/21/19
My Lady's Choosing An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran

✔2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Something Read, Something Dead by Eva Gates
Something Read, Something Dead (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #5) by Eva Gates

✔3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
No Exit by Taylor Adams 8/2/19

✔4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie 8/30/19 - murder on an airplane
Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12) by Agatha Christie

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

No Exit by Taylor Adams Something Read, Something Dead (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #5) by Eva Gates My Lady's Choosing An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12) by Agatha Christie


message 19: by Pamela (last edited Aug 22, 2019 06:53PM) (new)

Pamela aka Scottieluvr (scottieluvr) Here are your August 2019 Mini Challenges!
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RULES
** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.
** A book can be used only once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (Seasonal, World Trip, Ultimate, etc.).
** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance, and can change your mind at any time if you do.
** Do as many as you are able and have fun!

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
- Pine Lake Inn 01: Death in Room 7, KJ Emrick; 163 pgs; (outdoors, mountains and water on cover); Aug 4-5
Death in Room 7 (Pine Lake Inn #1) by K.J. Emrick

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
- Hubbert & Lil: The Complete Series The Complete Series - Gallagher Gray; 1102 pgs; (water on the cover); Aug 7-8th
Hubbert & Lil The Complete Series by Gallagher Gray

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
- Blue Plate Café 01: Murder at the Blue Plate Café, Judy Alter; 183 pgs; (a freebie ebook collection – I’m borrowing it, right, from the author?); Aug 5th
Murder at the Blue Plate Café (Blue Plate Café Mystery #1) by Judy Alter

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
- Moonshine Hollow 01: Moonshine & Murder, Kathleen Brooks; 88 pgs; (fireflies on the cover); Aug 5th
Moonshine & Murder (Moonshine Hollow #1) by Kathleen Brooks

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).
-Dusty Deals Mysteries 01: Loose Screw, Rae Davies; 185pgs; (husky on the cover); Aug 5th
Loose Screw (Dusty Deals Mystery #1) by Rae Davies


message 20: by Trish (last edited Aug 26, 2019 11:08PM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 288 comments I'm in.

1. Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

Highlander: White Silence, Ginjer Buchanan - 05/08/19
(Takes place in the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush, and involves a lot of tramping though mountains in the snow)

2. Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier - 22/08/19
(Manderley is beside the sea, and the sea is key to the plot)

3. Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott - 24/08/19
(borrowed)

4. Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

Old Man's War, John Scalzi - 07/08/19
(Assuming flying in spaceships counts!)

5. Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

Poisoned Prose, Ellery Adams - 26/08/19

1. Highlander(TM) White Silence by Ginjer Buchanan , 2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier , 3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott , 4. Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) by John Scalzi , 5. Poisoned Prose (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #5) by Ellery Adams


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 175 comments 1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).


message 22: by Shaz (last edited Aug 21, 2019 05:40PM) (new)

Shaz (zabooksihaveread) | 26 comments AUGUST MINI CHALLENGES
COMPLETED - 17-08-2019

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

Bats and Bones: (Large Print) by Karen Musser Nortman

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

Boiled Over by Barbara Ross

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

Visions and Vanilla Cappuccino: A Coffee Witch Cozy Mystery (Maddie Goodwell Book 2 by Jinty James

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon

Bats and Bones (Large Print) (The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries) by Karen Musser Nortman Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #2) by Barbara Ross Silence of the Jams (Down South Café Mystery #2) by Gayle Leeson Visions and Vanilla Cappuccino A Coffee Witch Cozy Mystery (Maddie Goodwell Book 2 by Jinty James Pane and Suffering (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, #1) by Cheryl Hollon


message 23: by Barbara (last edited Sep 09, 2019 03:20PM) (new)

Barbara Sousa | 53 comments I'll try it again this month:

✔1. Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover:
A Very Mummy Holiday by Lynn Cahoon (finished 8/30/19)

✔2. Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover:
Tea Cups and Carnage by Lynn Cahoon (South Cove is on the California coast) (audio - finished 8/6/19)

✔3. Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library:
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold (borrowed on Overdrive) (audio - finished 8/29/19)

✔4. Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.):
Murder With Puffins by Donna Andrews (audio - finished 9/2/19)

✔5. Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover:
Bark If It’s Murder by V.M. Burns (finished 8/25/19)

A Very Mummy Holiday (Tourist Trap Mystery #11) by Lynn Cahoon Tea Cups and Carnage (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #7) by Lynn Cahoon A Mother's Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow, #2) by Donna Andrews Bark If It’s Murder (Dog Club Mystery #3) by V.M. Burns


message 24: by Susan (new)

Susan Wardzala | 44 comments 1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover. Forests Fishing & Forgery by Tonya Kappes

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover. Murder in the Lakes by Veena Hudson

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library. Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles


4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.). Just for the Birds by Jinx Schwartz

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!). Mr Darcys Dogs by Barbara Silkstone


message 25: by Alice (last edited Aug 28, 2019 06:45PM) (new)

Alice | 2305 comments I will try this one

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Murder at Dolphin Bay by Kathi Daley

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
Total Eclipse of The Hunt (The Happily Everlasting Series, #5) by Mandy M. Roth by Mandy M. Roth

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

Crust No One (A Bread Shop Mystery #2) by Winnie Archer by Winnie Archer

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message 26: by Beverly (last edited Aug 25, 2019 02:25PM) (new)

Beverly (bjbixlerhotmailcom) | 2336 comments Read a book that features the great outdoors, such as a mountain on the cover.
The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. (Tolkien (08/24)

Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water.
Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael D. Beil (08/15)

Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
Lights! Camera! Puzzles! by Parnell Hall (08/12)

Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover.
The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr (08/18)

Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover.
The Prince Problem by Vivian Vande Velde (08/09)

The Fall of Gondolin (Middle-Earth Universe) by J.R.R. Tolkien Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael D. Beil Lights! Camera! Puzzles! (A Puzzle Lady Mystery) by Parnell Hall The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr, also Freymann-Weyr The Prince Problem by Vivian Vande Velde


message 27: by Carla (new)

Carla (carla1957) | 928 comments I didn’t do very well with the July challenge, but I am ready to give it a go.

August Mini-Challenge

2/5


1. Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors Stalking Ground 08/06/2019

2. Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover. The Art of Rivers 08/11/2019

3. Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library. The Winter of the Witch 10/08/2019

4. Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover

5. Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover


message 28: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Aug 19, 2019 02:16AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3905 comments Mod
Thank you! I'll do my best but it's going to be difficult due to vacations :( Reserved for tracking my challenge

August 2019
Duration: Aug, 1 - Aug, 31

2.- Water Quality Month / US Coast Guard Day / National Lighthouse Day: Spirit Bear by Bianca D'Arc (15/08/2019 - ★★★★☆)
3.- Book Lover's Day / National Thriftshop Day: Bewitched and Betrothed by Juliet Blackwell (13/08/2019 - ★★★★☆)
5.- National Dog Day: The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer (17/08/2019 - ★★★★☆)

Spirit Bear (Tales of the Were / Grizzly Cove Book 14) by Bianca D'Arc Bewitched and Betrothed (A Witchcraft Mystery #10) by Juliet Blackwell The Walking Bread (A Bread Shop Mystery Book 3) by Winnie Archer


message 29: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1936 comments Done for the month -- whoo hoo! Things just fell into place...

See message 3.


message 30: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments Well done Meg!


message 31: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3905 comments Mod
Congrats, Meg!


message 32: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1936 comments Thank you, thank you!


message 33: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments All done :)

AUGUST 2019 Mini Challenge

5/5


1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.

Lapse by Sarah Thornton 5s 1/8/19

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.

Her Silent Cry by Lisa Regan 5s 10/8/19

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny 5s 12/8/19 library

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).

The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong 5s 15/8/19 planes

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).

Shepherd by Catherine Jinks 5s 3/8/19

Lapse (Clementine Jones #1) by Sarah Thornton Her Silent Cry (Detective Josie Quinn Book 6) by Lisa Regan The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #11) by Louise Penny The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong Shepherd by Catherine Jinks


message 34: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3905 comments Mod
Congrats, Brenda!


message 35: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments Thanks Marisa :)


message 36: by Tari (new)

Tari (thann) | 200 comments Finished!
August 2019 Mini Challenges
5/5

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover. And Then They Were Doomed A Little Library Mystery by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli 8/16/19

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover. Death for Dessert: A Plainwood Lake Mystery Emmalee Laurens 8/4/19--Set on Plainwood Lake

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library. 50% Off Murder Josie Belle 8/10/19

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.). (a black and yellow bird toward the top left of the cover) The Time for Murder is Meow (A Purr N' Bark Pet Shop Mystery #1) by T.C. LoTempio T.C. LoTempio 8/6/19

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!). BLIND SIGHT (Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series Book 1) by Tanya R. Taylor Tanya R. Taylor 8/2/19


message 37: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments Good job Tari!


message 38: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3905 comments Mod
Congrats, Tari!


message 39: by Tari (new)

Tari (thann) | 200 comments Marisa wrote: "Congrats, Tari!"Thanks, Marisa!


message 40: by Tari (new)

Tari (thann) | 200 comments Brenda wrote: "Good job Tari!" Thanks, Brenda!


message 41: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 242 comments I finished. Only 4 tasks for me, this month...

August mini-challenge
4/4

1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes 19 August; 3 1/2★
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #2) by Tonya Kappes

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Answers in the Attic by Kathi Daley 12 August; 5★
Answers in the Attic (The Inn At Holiday Bay, #4) by Kathi Daley

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler 8 August; 4★
Dove in the Window (Benni Harper, #5) by Earlene Fowler

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead by Lynn Cahoon 2 August; 4★
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #3) by Lynn Cahoon


message 42: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3905 comments Mod
Congrats, Patrizia!


message 43: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments Well done Patrizia :)


message 44: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 242 comments Thank you!


message 45: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 80 comments August Mini Challenge
Completed: 5/5


1. August 1 is National Mountain Climbing Day, August 3 is Campfire Day, August 10 National S'mores Day, August 30 is Toasted Marshmallow Day, and August 31 is National Trail Mix Day: Read a book in which characters hit the great outdoors, be it camping or hiking, or that features the great outdoors (such as a mountain, trees or campfire) on the cover.
Finding Answers (Rescue Alaska Mystery #2) by Kathi Daley 8/20

2. August is Water Quality Month, August 4 is U.S. Coast Guard Day, and August 7 is National Lighthouse Day: Read a book set on or near the water, or that features water or a lighthouse on the cover.
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1) by Harper Lin 8/4

3. August 9 is Book Lover's Day and the 17th National Thriftshop Day: Read a used book, or borrow one from a friend or library.
Sweet Tea and Secrets (A Tea and Read Mystery #2) by Joy Avon 8/9

4. August 19 is Aviation Day and August 23 Ride the Wind Day: Read a book that features something that flies, either in the book or on the cover (airplane, bird, broom, butterfly, dragon, drone, fairy, helicopter, hot air balloon, kite, etc.).
Wicked Warning (An Ivy Morgan Mystery #5) by Lily Harper Hart 8/10

5. August 26 is National Dog Day: Read a book featuring dogs or with a dog on the cover (no shortage of these in cozies, romance or nonfiction!).
Derby Divas (Zoe Donovan Mystery #8) by Kathi Daley 8/6


message 46: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7642 comments Done!

National Mountain Climbing Day, Campfire Day, National S'mores Day, Toasted Marshmallow Day, and National Trail Mix Day: Hunting Season 8/12/19

Water Quality Month, U.S. Coast Guard Day, and National Lighthouse Day: Innkeeping with Murder 8/8/19

Book Lover's Day and National Thriftshop Day: Well Read, Then Dead 8/17/19

Aviation Day and Ride the Wind Day: Death in Four Courses 8/3/19

National Dog Day: The Christie Curse 8/21/19


Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon, #10) by Nevada Barr Innkeeping with Murder (Lighthouse Inn Mystery #1) by Tim Myers Well Read, Then Dead (A Read 'Em and Eat Mystery, #1) by Terrie Farley Moran Death in Four Courses (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #2) by Lucy Burdette The Christie Curse (Book Collector Mystery #1) by Victoria Abbott



message 47: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3905 comments Mod
Congrats, Amanda! Congrats, Linda!


message 48: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments Well done Amanda and Linda :)


message 49: by Shaz (new)

Shaz (zabooksihaveread) | 26 comments Another great reading month of challenges completed.


message 50: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3347 comments Good job Shaz and everyone who has participated :)


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