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message 1: by Lynn, Moderator (last edited May 17, 2020 01:14PM) (new)

Lynn | 4073 comments Mod
Monthly Challenge: 1st to 30th June
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!

June Categories

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

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

3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count)

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name.
 
5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc)

9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included)


message 2: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Jun 30, 2020 06:10PM) (new)

Kristie | 5949 comments Mod
June Categories

✓1. Month: Read a book released in June (any year) Little Creeping Things (pub June 2, 2020)

✓2. Letter of the Month: Read a book with the title or author starting with J Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

✓3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) What You Wish For

✓4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) or author's name. Death on a Summer Night

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

✓6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent The New Husband

✓7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone Woof

✓8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc) All the Broken People

✓9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence The Sun Down Motel The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (red, white, & blue)

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included)

Total: 8 points


message 3: by Jayme (last edited Jun 22, 2020 01:59PM) (new)

Jayme | 191 comments June Categories
Total Points - 12

✔ 1. Month: Read a book released in June (any year) Standard Deviation June 1, 2017 read 6/20 (1 pt)

✔ 2. Letter of the Month: Read a book with the title or author starting with J The Resisters by Gish Jen read 6/12 (1 pt)

✔ 3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) Night Boat to Tangier read 6/22 (1 pt)

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) or author's name. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir GRCA

✔ 5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC This Is How You Lose the Time War read 6/21 (2 pts) GRCA Science Fiction Nominee

✔ 6. Global Day of Parents: Thomas has 4 kids and 1 foster child The Night Watchman read 6/8 (1 pt)

✔ 7. Dare Day: True Crime Genre - Read a book that is out of your comfort zone Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators - read 6/14 (2 pts) GRCA Nonfiction Nominee

✔ 8. World Oceans Day: shark Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn read 6/5 (1 pt)

✔ 9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence Dominicana by Angie Cruz red, white & blue read 6/18 (1 pt)

✔ 10. National Repeat Day: "the" Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included) Where the Forest Meets the Stars read 6/15 (2 pts) GRCA Fiction Nominee

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message 4: by Theresa (last edited Jun 29, 2020 08:04AM) (new)

Theresa | 83 comments June Categories

✔1. Month: Read a book released in June (any year) Riviera Gold

✔2. Letter of the Month: Read a book with the title or author starting with J John Adams 6/12 1pt

✔3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) Mind Out of Time 6/12 1pt

✔4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) or author's name. Monstrous Regiment 6/5 1pt

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

✔6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story 6/10 1pt

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc)

✔9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence 1984 by George Orwell 6/23 1pt

✔10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included) Farmer Boy 6/2 1pt


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Jenny (jennysalgado) | 50 comments Wow I think I am on,love this challenge I am jumping in this wagon for the month of June .


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Eimeren Mislang | 2 comments I am reading the Black Flamingo because it is pride month 😸


message 7: by Jayme (new)

Jayme | 191 comments Eimeren wrote: "I am reading the Black Flamingo because it is pride month 😸"

That looks good Eimeren. Thanks for putting it on my radar.


message 8: by Gunit Kaur (last edited Jun 19, 2020 08:39AM) (new)

Gunit Kaur Kalada | 132 comments 1. Month: Read a book released in June (any year) The Whisper Man

2. Letter of the Month: Read a book with the title or author starting with J She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) Red at the Bone or On the Come Up

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC Maurice or Late to the Party or The Black Flamingo or Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent The Exorcist or The Adventurer's Son

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone The Huntress or Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc) Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Saffron, White & Green)

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included) Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death


message 9: by Dana (new)

Dana | 50 comments I’m in!


message 10: by Jess (last edited Jul 01, 2020 07:42AM) (new)

Jess | 8 comments June Categories

Completed 2 out of 10 categories

1. Month: Read a book released in June (any year) - Fortuna Sworn (June 2019)

2. Letter of the Month: Read a book with the title or author starting with J - Joe Coffin, Season One

3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) - Where the Lost Wander

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name. - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent - The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz: Finished on June 3, 2020 (1 pt)

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone - St. Anthony's Fire : Finished on June 27, 2020 (1 pt)

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc) - Gills: A Novel

9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence - The Snow Gypsy (Red, White, and Blue)

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included


Bubblegum Princess | 3 comments Letter of the Month: can the author’s second name start with J or does it have to be the first one?


message 12: by Heather (last edited Jun 30, 2020 06:22AM) (new)

Heather | 80 comments June Categories

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

2. Letter of the Month: Read a book with the title or author starting with J The Henna Artist (1 pt)

3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) The Giver of Stars (2 pts)

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name.

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (1 pt)

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc) The Best We Could Do (1 pt)

9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence The Ten Thousand Doors of January (2 pts)

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included)Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (2 pts)


message 13: by Melissa (last edited Jun 25, 2020 12:32PM) (new)

Melissa Mccabe | 38 comments June Categories

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

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

3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) -Cracked Up to Be-Finished

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name.

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc)

9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence-The Girl with the Louding Voice- finished

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included) -'Salem's Lot

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message 14: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4073 comments Mod
Cami wrote: "Letter of the Month: can the author’s second name start with J or does it have to be the first one?"

Either :)


message 15: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 24 comments Goodreads Choice Awards Book Club
June (2020) Monthly Challenge
Monthly Challenge:
1st to 30th June

Progress: 0 out of 10

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!

June Categories

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

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

3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count)

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name.

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc)

9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included)


message 16: by Michelle (last edited Jul 02, 2020 12:04AM) (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 116 comments June Categories

✔1. Month: Read a book released in June (any year) The Most Fun We Ever Had (1 pt)

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

✔3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) They Called Us Enemy (2 pts)

✔4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name. The Summer Wives (1 pt)

✔5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC Under the Udala Trees (1 pt)

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone

✔8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc) Fates and Furies (1 pt)

✔9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence Deacon King Kong (1 pt)

✔10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (1 pt)

Total: 8 points


message 17: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (jennysalgado) | 50 comments Lynn wrote: "Monthly Challenge: 1st to 30th June
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 cat..."



message 18: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (jennysalgado) | 50 comments I chose monthly challenge "the word summer in the book titles for the month of June July ,August ,[bookcover :Summer with the Marine|49804629].So far is light reading and I am on for this ride .Jenny


message 19: by Kristine (new)

Kristine Mckenna | 86 comments I have never tried one of these challenges. It sounds fun. Think I am going to give it a try. Got to pick out some books later.


message 20: by Kristine (new)

Kristine Mckenna | 86 comments I’ve picked out books for the 10 categories. I am finishing my 4th Book. How do I cut and paste the 10 challenges and write the books next to them. Can I update it as I go alone. Sorry, I haven’t done this before and want to. Any help, I appreciate.


message 21: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4073 comments Mod
Hi Kristine, all you have to do is copy and paste the text from my original post at the top into the comment box and then post.

Then when you want to update just come to that same post and click edit.

Don't forget that once completed you must post in the reporting thread (not here)


message 22: by Kristine (new)

Kristine Mckenna | 86 comments Lynn, thanks so much. For some reason, I can not copy and paste. Perhaps there is a problem with my iPad or slow internet connection. I will try again later.


message 23: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4073 comments Mod
You also don't have to post here if you can't ..... just have notes on your own phone / computer / notepad etc and then just post your results when done.


message 24: by Kristine (last edited Jun 27, 2020 03:45PM) (new)

Kristine Mckenna | 86 comments Monthly Challenge: 1st to 30th June
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!

June Categories

~1. Month: Read a book released in June (any year) The Vanishing Half (June 2020)-READ 6/24

~2. Letter of the Month: Read a book with the title or author starting with J American Dirt- Jeanine Cummins-READ 6/19

~3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count) The Opposite of Fate- Alice McGhee
-READ 6/14

~4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name. The Summer Before The War-Helen Simonson -READ 6/21

~5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC The Danish Girl-David Ebershoff-READ 6/17

~6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World-Fredrick Backman-READ 6/10

~7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone This Will Be My Undoing-Morgan Jenkins-READ 6/12

~8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc) Everything My Mother Taught Me-Alice Hoffman-READ 6/10

~9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence Sing to It-Amy Hempel-READ-6/1

~10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer- Siddhartha Mukherjee -READ 6/27
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message 25: by Kristine (new)

Kristine Mckenna | 86 comments Lynn wrote: "You also don't have to post here if you can't ..... just have notes on your own phone / computer / notepad etc and then just post your results when done." Thanks, I just logged out of Goodreads App and then back in. It worked. Appreciate your patience.


message 26: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4073 comments Mod
No worries, glad it worked in the end (good old, "have you logged out / turned off and logged back in / turned on again!" )


Bubblegum Princess | 3 comments June Categories - Total Points: 8

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

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (2 pts)

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

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (1 pt)

3. Month in Numbers: Read a book with 4 letters or 4 words in the title (subtitle can count)

4. Summer (June July, August): Read a book with all of the letters S U M M E R in the title (subtitle can be included) and / or author's name.

5. Pride Month: Read a book with a LGBTQ+ MC

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (2 pts)

6. Global Day of Parents: Read a book where the MC is a parent

7. Dare Day: Read a book that is out of your comfort zone

Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher (1 pt)

8. World Oceans Day: Read a book with the ocean / sea on the cover or something that you would find in/on the ocean (fish, boat etc)

9. Flag Day: Read a book with the colours from the flag of your country of residence

The Selection by Kiera Cass (1 pt)

10. National Repeat Day: Re-read one of your favourite books or Read a book that has word repeated in the title (subtitle included)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (1 pt)


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