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message 1: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4021 comments Mod
Monthly Challenge: 1st to 29th February
Only books read during the challenge period are allowed.

Guidelines:
- Read ONE book for each category (10 books in total).
- You don't have to read all ten categories, just read whatever you are able.
- Any genres are acceptable.
- Any book length is acceptable.

For the competitive (optional)
- At the end of each month, document your finished books in the reporting thread
- 1pt for each book completed, 2pts for any book that is on the 2019 Goodreads winners and nominees list
- Each month's totals will be collated and the member with the most points at the end of the year will have bragging rights ...... and we will award a (small) prize!

February Categories

1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year)

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count)

4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character

5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character.

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%)

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover

10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like


message 2: by Jayme (last edited Feb 22, 2020 06:39PM) (new)

Jayme | 172 comments February Categories (This month seems tougher than January)

1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year) A Piece of the World February 21, 2017

✔ 2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F Fates and Traitors 1 pt

✔ 3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count) Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine 1 pt

✔ 4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character Less 1 pt

✔ 5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character. The Girl with the Louding Voice 1 pt

✔ 6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie My Cousin Rachel 1 pt (1952 & 2017 movie year)

✔ 7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter) The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street 1 pt MC is a reluctant runner

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%)

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover

✔ 10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like Things You Save in a Fire 2 pts GRCA


message 3: by Vicki Willis (last edited Mar 02, 2020 04:47PM) (new)

Vicki Willis | 813 comments February

Points: 8

1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year)
A Cold Trail

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F
A Faint Cold Fear

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count)
Dear Wife

4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character
Dead to Her

5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character.
The Story of Frida Kahlo: A Biography Book for New Readers

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%)
Indelible (Grant County, #4) by Karin Slaughter

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover
Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle - WINDY

10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like
Thirteen Reasons Why


message 4: by Marythios (AkaSusanne ) (last edited Jan 23, 2020 12:23PM) (new)

Marythios (AkaSusanne ) | 296 comments February
Tasks Completed: 0/10
Points Earned:

1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year)

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count)

4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character

5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character.

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%)

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover

10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like


message 5: by Theresa (last edited Feb 25, 2020 03:38PM) (new)

Theresa | 73 comments February Categories

1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year) Death at Whitechapel 2/8 1pt

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer 2/10 1pt

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count) Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter 2/4 1pt

4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love 2/5 2pts

5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character. When I Was White: A Memoir 2/25 1pt

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie The Old Man and the Sea 2/16 1pt

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%) Diggers (Bromeliad Trilogy, #2) by Terry Pratchett 2/23 1pt

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood 2/12 1pt

10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like Ninth House 2/2 2pts


message 6: by Cori (new)

Cori (camead) | 21 comments 1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year)

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count)

4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character

5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character.

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%)

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover

10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like


message 7: by Melissa (last edited Feb 16, 2020 09:46AM) (new)

Melissa Mccabe | 32 comments February Categories

1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year)

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count) The Lifeboat-Finished

4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character

5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character.

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%)

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover

10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like-Regretting You- finished

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message 8: by Michelle (last edited Mar 01, 2020 08:46AM) (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 114 comments February Categories

✔ 1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year) Freshwater 1pt

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F

✔ 3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count) Book Love 2pts

✔ 4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character - George 1pt

✔ 5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance 1pt

✔ 6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie The Catcher in the Rye 1pt

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

✔ 8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%) Beloved 1pt

✔ 9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover The Snow Child 1pt

✔ 10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like The Testaments 2pts


message 9: by Jayme (last edited Feb 24, 2020 02:24PM) (new)

Jayme | 172 comments Michelle wrote: "February Categories

✔ 1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year) Freshwater 1pt

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F

✔ 3. ..."


Hey Michelle - I was looking at your books read and The Testaments is worth 2 pts not 1 pt. It was a GRCA winner :)


message 10: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 114 comments Jayme wrote: "Michelle wrote: "February Categories

✔ 1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year) Freshwater 1pt

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author start..."


You are right. Thank you for catching it! I'll make the change right now. :)


message 11: by Heather (last edited Feb 26, 2020 08:22AM) (new)

Heather | 72 comments February Categories

1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year)

2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count) 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World(1 pt)

4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character Cartier's Hope (1 pt)

5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character. My Sister, the Serial Killer (2 pt)

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%)

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover

10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like Wilding (1 pt)


message 12: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Mar 11, 2020 09:13PM) (new)

Kristie | 5832 comments Mod
1. Month: Read a book released in February (any year)

✓2. Letter of the Month: F - Read a book with the title or author starting with F Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

3. Month in Numbers: 8 - Read a book with 8 letters or 8 words in the title (subtitle can count)

✓4. LGBT History Month: Read a book by an LGBT main character Bitter Falls

✓5. Black History Month: Read a book written by a Person of Color or as a main character. Red at the Bone (GCA)

6. Oscars Month: Read a book that's been made into a movie

7. Leap Day: Like leap day, the Olympics happen every four years. Read a book where the MC is involved in a sport you'd find at the Olympics (Summer or Winter)

✓8. Wear Red Day: Read a book with a red cover (at least 50%) Into the Fire

9. Weatherperson's Day: Read a book with a type of weather in the title or on the cover

✓10. Freedom Day: Be free to read whatever you like Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and You Too! (GCA)

Total: 7 points


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