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message 1: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Feb 24, 2020 05:31PM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6304 comments We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

For this challenge, choose a word related to flowers or spring and for each letter of the word, read a book with a title beginning with that letter. For example, if I chose the word TULIP, my challenge would look like this:

T - This is not how it ends
U - Uglies
L - Little Secrets
I - Invisible
P - Poison Study

To participate, just tell us what word you intend to spell out and how many books it will take to complete your word.

SarahKat created this challenge and has volunteered to lead it. Thanks, SarahKat!

message 2: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (last edited Apr 13, 2020 12:08PM) (new)

SarahKat | 2708 comments Participants

Alison: 5/5 - Complete!
Allie: 3/4
Amy: 5/5 - Complete!
Ashley: 0/6
Bailey: 4/4 - Complete!
Beverly: 6/6 - Complete!
Brittany: 5/5 - Complete!
Carmen: 17/17 - Complete!
Chalmation: 7/7 - Complete!
DaytimeRiot: 0/10
Debra: 6/6 - Complete!
Elena: 1/4
El Your Average Bibliovert: 0/5
Gretchen: 0/5
Haley: 0/4
Jennifer (msg 5): 2/4
Jennifer (msg 41): 5/5 - Complete!
Jessica: 1/7
Kylie: 0/5
Lois: 0/5
Luci: 5/5 - Complete!
Lucy: 6/6 - Complete!
Lynn: 5/5 - Complete!
Marythios (AkaSusanne): 3/4
Megan: 5/6
Megan BG: 6/6 - Complete!
Meghan: 6/6 - Complete!
Melissa: 0/5
Nathalia: 4/4 - Complete!
Nicole: 2/7
Nikki (msg 36): 2/6
Nikki (msg 46): 1/4
Norine: 6/6 - Complete!
oshizu: 4/4 - Complete!
Regina: 4/4 - Complete!
Richard: 0/34
Ruth: 0/9
Sarah: 16/16 - Complete!
SarahKat: 10/10 -Complete!
Sue: 5/5 - Complete!
Sunny: 5/5 Complete!
Sunshine: 7/9
Susan C: 4/4- Complete!
Susy: 4/4 - Complete!
Suzanne: 0/8
Tanuj: 0/4
Tari: 4/4 - Complete!
TerryJane: 20/20 - Complete!
Wolf(Alpha): 0/18
Yana: 3/6

message 3: by oshizu, Challenges (last edited Mar 23, 2020 08:26PM) (new)

message 4: by Carmen (last edited Mar 24, 2020 03:23PM) (new)

Carmen | 3980 comments Hola!
SarahKat, sign me up for 11, please and thanks for leading us!
Spring is in the air 🍀!


I chose one of my favorite flowers for this challenge:
(Lonicera - "Madreselva" in Spanish)

✔H: How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
✔O: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
✔N: Natural Novel
✔E: Enchanted Glass
✔Y: Yo que he servido al rey de Inglaterra
✔S: Sad Cypress
✔U: Unnatural Death
✔C: Cien años de soledad
✔K: Kilmeny of the Orchard
✔L: Look to the Lady
✔E: Euphoria

Edit: I'm going to add a new word:
✔P: Paradise
✔E: Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
✔T: The Case Is Closed
✔A: Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society
✔L: Little Fires Everywhere
✔S: Sanaaq

message 5: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Burton | 234 comments Sign me up. I'm going to spell out Rose.


message 6: by Kylie (new)

Kylie Sheridan | 186 comments Hatch will be my word 5 books


message 7: by Richard (last edited Mar 31, 2020 05:43AM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) 2020 Reading Challenge
We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Total = 22/22

Honeysuckle ✔
(view spoiler)

Forget Me Not ✔
(view spoiler)

message 8: by Tomethee Chalamet (last edited Mar 16, 2020 02:45PM) (new)

Tomethee Chalamet (likeactualsoulmates) | 269 comments Sign me up!!!I will choose Prim from Prim Rose (because I can't read 8 books but I might manage four haha)

Red, White & Royal Blue Finished March 16th

message 9: by Regina (last edited Mar 29, 2020 09:51AM) (new)

message 10: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (last edited Feb 25, 2020 09:12AM) (new)

SarahKat | 2708 comments Yay I'm excited! Welcome everyone!

I'll be spelling:

H: How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

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

message 11: by Lynn (last edited Mar 28, 2020 04:52PM) (new)

Lynn (book_music_lvr) | 1444 comments We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

I keep a reading schedule and currently, the books I am to read in March do not spell anything close to "spring," but I'll see what I can do to add something so the titles will spell something spring-related.

I have switched my selection to WARMS! As in the weather WARMS in SPRING! :)
5/5 books read
DONE as of March 24!

W: War of the Wives
March 1--5/5 stars
A: Appleblossom the Possum
March 9--5/5 stars
R: A Room of One's Own
March 8--5/5 stars
M: The Midwife's Apprentice
March 25--5/5 stars
S: Secrets Of Lost Arrow
March 24--5/5 stars

message 12: by Luci (last edited Mar 18, 2020 04:31AM) (new)

Luci Limón (lucilimon) | 181 comments Sign me in, please!
I'll try to spell my favourite flower, which is:

☑ P - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
☑ E - El Fantasma de Canterville
☑ O - Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him
☑ N - Normal People
☑ Y - Yo, Simon, Homo Sapiens

Challenge completed: 18/3

message 13: by oshizu, Challenges (new)

oshizu | 4937 comments Richard wrote: "2020 Reading Challenge
We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Total = 0/34

Forget Me Not
Venus Fly Trap."

Egads, Richard. You are so hardcore!!!! 😊

message 14: by Sunshine (last edited Mar 18, 2020 02:53AM) (new)

Sunshine | 355 comments Flower Pot

BLUEBELLS ~ Progress: 7/9

✔︎ B: The Best Is Yet to Come
✔︎ L: Look Before You Leap
✔︎ E: Enter the Witch
✔︎ B: The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport
✔︎ L: The Legend of Dunsmoor Manor
✔︎ L: Learning the Ropes
✔︎ S: The Square Root of Summer

message 15: by Allie (last edited Mar 26, 2020 04:15AM) (new)

Allie | 259 comments Fun idea! Please put me down for 4.

Progress: 3/4
W - Whatever Life Throws at You
A - Astro City, Vol. 1: Life in the Big City 03/13/20
R - Reading in the Wild 03/15/20
M - Maison Ikkoku, Volume 1 03/25/20

message 17: by Sue (last edited Mar 24, 2020 06:24AM) (new)

Sue | 90 comments I'm in for 5 books!



C - Chosen Prey (3/23/20)
O - October Fest (3/11/20)
L - Long Range (3/14/20)
T - Thief River Falls (3/21/20)
S - Summer of '69 (3/21/20)

message 18: by Debra (last edited Mar 31, 2020 10:20AM) (new)

message 19: by Amy (last edited Mar 17, 2020 05:52PM) (new)

message 21: by Alison (last edited Mar 10, 2020 01:32PM) (new)

message 22: by El • Your Average Bibliovert (last edited Mar 01, 2020 01:46PM) (new)

El • Your Average Bibliovert | 12 comments I'll try this out!

R- Reboot
A- Alice by Heart
N- Nemesis

message 23: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (ashielizz) | 58 comments We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020


message 24: by Sunny (last edited Mar 12, 2020 10:09AM) (new)

Sunny | 1327 comments I love spelling things out like this!

Progress: 5/5
Spelling Completed!

🐦R Ramona the Pest
🐦O One Corpse Too Many
🐦B Beezus and Ramona
🐦I Into the Land of the Unicorns
🐦N N or M?

message 25: by DaytimeRiot (last edited Feb 28, 2020 09:45AM) (new)

DaytimeRiot | 4 comments I think I'm going to use this to try and force me out of my reading funk, so I'm in for 10.

We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020 - March 30, 2020
Progress: 0/10


N Nameless Country
I In Love
G Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories
H Havoc
T Three Paths to the Lake
S Surrender to Night
H Hindoo Holiday
A Abel and Cain
D Diary
E Extinction

message 26: by Tari (last edited Apr 10, 2020 04:14PM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 94 comments We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Using titles only--finished 4/10/20

Something I like to do outside in the spring is:

W The Wedding Cake Murder Susan Keene 4/10/20
A Asking Fur Trouble Ally Roberts 4/2/20
L The Long Island Iced Tea Goodbye Emily Selby 3/30/20
K Killer Green Tomatoes Lynn Cahoon 3/16/20

message 27: by Yana (last edited Mar 28, 2020 03:56PM) (new)

Yana Petrovska | 94 comments We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Progress: 3/6

B - Book Thief (Крадійка книжок): 416
I - I, Robot: 272
D - Dune (Дюна)
E - The Eyes of the Dragon
N - Northern Lights
S - Sourcery (Чаротворці): 344

message 28: by Sarah (last edited Mar 29, 2020 06:35AM) (new)

Sarah (misssummerrain) | 605 comments I am going to go for 16



S- Sixsational(4/3/20)
N- The Night of the Party(7/3/20)
O- Her One Mistake(25/3/20)
W- Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice(2/3/20)
D- I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me(13/3/20)
R- The Rumour(5/3/20)
O- Obsession(25/3/20)
P- The President is Missing(2/3/20)


B- The Belles(15/3/20)
L- Little Darlings(24/3/20)
U- The Family Upstairs(25/3/20)
E- Get Even(4/3/20)
B- The Naughty Girls Book Club(27/3/20)
E- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason(13/3/20)
L- Fairest: Levana's Story(3/3/20)
L- Landline(18/3/20)

message 29: by oshizu, Challenges (new)

oshizu | 4937 comments Alison wrote: "Hatch will be my word

H: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A: A Heart of Blood and Ashes
T: Things in Jars
C: Credence
H: [book:House o..."

I took me two days to realize you're talking about chicks and other birds hatching.
When I first saw your word, I was like "Hatch as in hatchback"? LOL

message 31: by Megan BG (last edited Apr 02, 2020 08:24PM) (new)

Megan BG (meganbgreads) | 1323 comments It seems popular, but I'm picking lilacs too because they are my favorite.


L: Little Weirds
I: Idiot: Essays
L: Library of Souls
A: All the Impossible Things
C: Cottage by the Sea
S: Sia

message 32: by TerryJane, Challenges (last edited Mar 31, 2020 07:29AM) (new)

TerryJane | 1060 comments I'd like to join for 9, spelling out SONGBIRDS.

WE PUT A SPELL ON YOU - Monthly Challenge
Duration: March 1-31, 2020
Progress: 9/9 Changed to 20/20 -- COMPLETE

🐦 S - Strangers at the Feast
🐦 O - One of Us Is Lying
🐦 N - A Nose for Justice
🐦 G - Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service
🐦 B - Before the Fall
🐦 I - The Island of Sea Women
🐦 R - Rebecca
🐦 D - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
🐦 S - Shanghai Girls

🐦 N - Nutrition Zombies: Top 10 Myths That Refuse to Die:
🐦 E - Emma
🐦 S - Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed
🐦 T - A Thousand Roads Home
🐦 E - Ella Enchanted
🐦 D - A Discovery of Witches

🐦 H - Homegoing
🐦 A - The Art of Theft
🐦 T - Traitor to the Throne
🐦 C - The Capture of Cerberus
🐦 H - House of Names

3/31 -- I added two more spring words spelled out from this month's book titles, so increased from 9/9 to 20/20. Nice surprise!

🐣 An Eastern Phoebe is currently nesting on our porch with her four eggs. We should have some little hatchlings very soon! She typically comes back to have a second brood in the summer, a few weeks after the first brood fledges.

message 34: by Megan (last edited Mar 27, 2020 10:49AM) (new)

message 35: by Nikki (last edited Mar 05, 2020 12:44PM) (new)

Nikki (nikki_framke) | 276 comments I will try for 6, cause I've really got to get a move-on on my yearly challenge...falling behind!

Progress: 2/6

T - Toil & Trouble
R -
O -
✔W - The Witch's Daughter
E - Escaping from Houdini
✔L - Landline

message 36: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 2708 comments Welcome everyone! I love seeing all the different words that everyone thinks of when they think of spring!

message 37: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 496 comments I'm in for 5 books. My word is GRASS.

message 38: by Susan C (last edited Mar 31, 2020 12:45PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments I'm in for 4 books.

4/4 Challenge completed! 3/31/2020

✓ R - Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States read 3/14/2020
✓ A - After I'm Gone read 3/10/2020
✓ I - I Miss You When I Blink: Essays read 3/31/2020
✓ N - The Nickel Boys read 3/8/2020

message 39: by Sunshine (new)

Sunshine | 355 comments 1/9 completed :)

message 40: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 25, 2020 05:28PM) (new)

Jennifer Swan | 309 comments I’m going to join with the word Robin (first sign of spring!)


R- Room DONE
O- Outlander DONE
B- Boy Swallows Universe DONE
I- The Invention of Wings DONE
N- Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder DONE

message 41: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (new)

SarahKat | 2708 comments Welcome Gretchen, Susan, and Jennifer!

Sunshine, congrats on finishing the first book of this challenge! I hope it was a good one!

I also finished 1 yesterday. 1/6

message 42: by eatsleepreadreview (last edited Mar 28, 2020 07:43AM) (new)

eatsleepreadreview | 62 comments 6/6 Completed!!!!

D- Demon Seed (DONE)
A -Absolute Proof (DONE)
H -Hell House (DONE)
l -Life Expectancy (DONE)
I -The Institute (DONE)
A -Among the Missing (DONE)

message 43: by Suzanne (last edited Mar 05, 2020 01:12PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 188 comments 2020 Reading Challenge
March - We Put a Spell on You
March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Progress: 1 out of 8

For this challenge, choose a word related to flowers or spring and for each letter of the word, read a book with a title beginning with that letter.

To participate, just tell us what word you intend to spell out and how many books it will take to complete your word.

I: Ilona Andrews; Fate's Edge - **** - 3/3/2020 - 372 Pages
Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3) by Ilona Andrews

message 44: by Beverly (last edited Mar 23, 2020 04:21PM) (new)

Beverly (zippymom) | 1136 comments 2020 Reading Challenge
March - We Put a Spell on You
Duration: March 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Progress: 6 out of 6

L Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
L The Lost Girls by Heather Young
A The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
C Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
S The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

message 45: by Nikki (last edited Mar 03, 2020 07:07AM) (new)

Nikki Livengood | 20 comments I'm going to go with the word walk because a walk is the perfect nonreading activities! And I already started a book that begins with "W" haha.
Progress: 0 of our 4

W- Watching You
A- The Arrangement
L- Little Secrets
K- The Kind Worth Killing

message 46: by Wolf (Alpha) (new)

Wolf (Alpha) | 241 comments We Put A Spell on You
Duration: March 1 - March 31, 2020
Progress: 0/18
Words: Lily, Tulip, Rose, Lilac

L -
I -
L -
Y -

T -
U -
L -
I -
P -

R -
O -
S -
E -

L -
I -
L -
A -
C -

message 47: by Haley (new)

Haley | 1 comments Progress: 0/4



message 48: by Brittany (last edited Mar 31, 2020 06:18PM) (new)

Brittany Morrison | 375 comments I’m in for 5.

P - P.S. I Still Love You finished 3/30/2020
E - Everything, Everything finished 3/30/2020
O - On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century finished 3/31/2020
N - Norma finished 3/23/2020
Y - The Year of the Flood finished 03/10/2020

message 49: by Chalmation (last edited Mar 03, 2020 03:45PM) (new)

Chalmation | 1887 comments Updated message #20


message 50: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Pritt (prittjesssica) | 92 comments A- All the things I have done by Gabrielle Zevin

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