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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Jun 13, 2020 03:27PM) (new)

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A big THANK YOU to Sunshine for writing this challenge!


{June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Levels:

Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month

- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week

- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day

- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.

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message 3: by JoAnne (last edited Jun 22, 2020 12:12PM) (new)

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{June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Level Two: 6+ tasks
Read: 10


Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Take Me Back Meghan March 6/12/20
Dream Maker Kristen Ashley 6/20/20

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".

A Mail Order Bride to Heal his Heart Etta Foster 6/9/20
Window on the Bay Debbie Macomber 6/17/20

- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.

Sisters of Summer's End Lori Foster 6/19/20

- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Hometown Love Christina Tetreault 6/3/20
Sisters by Choice Susan Mallery 6/15/20
A Merciful Silence Kendra Elliot 6/2/20
The House on the Beach Linda Barrett 6/6/20
Mean Streak Sandra Brown 6/22/20

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 4: by Tari (last edited Jun 16, 2020 02:01PM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 1037 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020


Level Two: 6+ tasks
Tasks: 12

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
A Sprinkling of Murder (A Fairy Garden Mystery #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber Daryl Wood Gerber 6/14/20
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
T-Thyme to Kill Tegan Maher 6/5/20

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
1. A Muddied Murder Wendy Tyson 6/3/20 p 51 "She dipped a candy thermometer into her concoction..."
2. Bear Witness to Murder Meg Macy 6/4/20 loc 2029 "...plus candy and caramel apples."
3. Killer Cruise A.R. Winters 6/6/20 loc 1670 "...four-paragraph cotton candy piece of journalism."
4. (title, soufflés) Killer Souffles and Cliches Mel McCoy 6/13/20

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
1. No Filter Heather Day Gilbert 6/1/20
2. Destination Murder K.J. Emrick 6/15/20
3. Uncle and Ants Marc Jedel 6/16/20

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
1. How to Bake a Murder K.J. Emrick 6/2/20
2. Picture Perfect Murder Jenna St. James 6/7/20

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
Dan Holmes-Sugar and Vice: Cupcake Truck Mysteries Emily James 6/15/20

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title


message 5: by Joann (last edited Jun 30, 2020 09:00AM) (new)

Joann | 1221 comments Finished
Level Two: 6+ tasks


National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Davenport House - Marie Silk - 6/1/20
Away - Jane Urquhart - 6/3/20
Death of a Bore - MC Beaton - 6/12/20
After the End - Clare Mackintosh - 6/14/20
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom - 6/16/20
Dangerous and Unseemly - K.B. Owen - 6/18/20
The Thrill of the Haunt - E.J Copperman - 6/19/20


Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
Mrs. Jeffries wins the prize - Emily Brightwell - 6/7/20

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Conjure Women A Novel by Afia Atakora - Afia Atakora - 6/10/20

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Summer Island - Kristen Hannah - 6/15/20
The Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkins - 6/28/20

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Words Spoken True - Ann H Gabhart - 6/5/20
Moon Shell Beach - Nancy Thayer - 6/8/20
The Question of the Felonius Friend - E. J. Copperman - 6/21/20


message 6: by Celia (last edited Jun 30, 2020 11:54PM) (new)

Celia Buell (celiareadsbooks) | 1135 comments Never tried the holiday ones before. Let's give it a shot.
6 tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
✓Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Thief of Cahraman by Lucy Tempest 6/2
Thief of Cahraman A Retelling of Aladdin (Fairytales of Folkshore, #1) by Lucy Tempest
Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
✓Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
Arsenic in the Azaleas by Dale Mayer 6/5
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.
Arsenic in the Azaleas (Lovely Lethal Gardens #1) by Dale Mayer
Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

✓✓National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas by Angie Thomas 6/15
Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

✓✓National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Queen of Cahraman A Retelling of Aladdin (Fairytales of Folkshore, #3) by Lucy Tempest by Lucy Tempest 6/19
✓✓International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Of Blood, Earth, and Magic by A.A. Chamberlynn by A.A. Chamberlynn 6/6
Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb by Margo Rabb 6/30
National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 7: by Genevieve (last edited Jun 25, 2020 01:43AM) (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 2676 comments Mod
{June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Levels:
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.
Blind Side (Dangerous Ground, #6) by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 6/09/2020
Winter Kill by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 6/23/2020
Heart Trouble by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 6/20/2020
Baby, it's Cold by Josh Lanyon by Josh Lanyon 06/21/2020
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Pasta Imperfect (Passport to Peril, #3) by Maddy Hunter by Maddy Hunter 6/12/2020
Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly by Diane Kelly 06/19/2020

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery by L.M. Montgomery 06/10/2020

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty (A Scumble River Mystery, #3) by Denise Swanson by Denise Swanson 6/24/2020


message 8: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Tari, Joann, Celia and Genevieve!


message 9: by Cyndee (last edited Jul 02, 2020 04:20AM) (new)

Cyndee (cyndeew) | 607 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.
Love Means... No Shame by Andrew Grey - 6/4
Love Means... No Shame (Farm, #1) by Andrew Grey

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Aces High by M. Never - 6/6
Aces High (Baum Squad #2) by M. Never

Candy Month
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
The Guy on the Left by Kate Stewart - 6/3 - p. 120: "Come on buddy, candy is waiting."
The Guy on the Left (The Underdogs, #2) by Kate Stewart

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
To Catch an Heiress by Julia Quinn - 6/12 - Caroline loves to garden
To Catch an Heiress (Agents of the Crown, #1) by Julia Quinn

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.
Split by J.B. Salsbury - 6/26 - flip between this and The Angels' Share
Split by J.B. Salsbury

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.
Slammed by Colleen Hoover - 6/5 - re-read :)
Slammed (Slammed, #1) by Colleen Hoover

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn - 6/2
Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, #1) by Avery Flynn

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - 6/17
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Superfan by Sarina Bowen - 6/18 - so. much. kissing. LOL!
Superfan (Brooklyn, #3) by Sarina Bowen

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley - 6/9 - Hop is a loving father to Molly (age 9) and Cody (age 11)
Fire Inside (Chaos, #2) by Kristen Ashley

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title


message 10: by Kendra (last edited Jun 30, 2020 06:49PM) (new)

Kendra | 813 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1st, 2020 - June 30th, 2020

Levels:
Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

16/6


Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.
Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2) by Becky Albertalli Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli - June 2nd

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3) by Sarah Andersen Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen - June 23rd
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev - June 9th

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes, #2) by Sonali Dev Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev - June 4th
"Like she had just stolen candy" @ 45%

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.
The Ghost Map The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson - June 7th
(Chosen over Network Effect by Martha Wells)

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick - June 17th
Persuasion by Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen - June 30th

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.
Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells Network Effect by Martha Wells - June 8th

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
The Platinum Age of Television From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific by David Bianculli The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific by David Bianculli - June 17th

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas - June 28th

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion, #3) by Jessie Mihalik Chaos Reigning by Jessie Mihalik - June 3rd
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - June 14th
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner - June 29th

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
Firefly The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove Firefly: The Magnificent Nine by James Lovegrove - June 5th
Persepolis 2 The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #2) by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return - June 29th

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - June 11th


message 11: by Chelsea (last edited Jun 27, 2020 10:09PM) (new)

Chelsea Jones (chelspels) | 450 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Level Two: 6+ tasks
FINISHED

15/6+

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text.
1 pt Psychopath - Jeff Menapace 6/8/20 {pg 232 "'Like taking candy from a baby.'"

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.
1 pt The Seven Experiments - Stephen Kanicki 6/14/20 vs The Twisted Ones - T. Kingfisher

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.
1 pt Hellbent - Jeff Menapace 6/4/20

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
1 pt. 1. Night Prey - John Sandford 6/3/20
Night Prey (Lucas Davenport, #6) by John Sandford
1 pt Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be - Rachel Hollis 6/4/20
Girl, Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
1 pt. 1. Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige 6/2/20
1 pt. 2. The Black Echo - Michael Connelly 6/19/20
1 pt3. The Black Ice - Michael Connelly
1 pt 4. The Concrete Blonde - Michael Connelly
1 pt 5. Low Carb Yum 5-Ingredient Keto: 120+ Easy Recipes - Lisa MarcAurele 6/4/20

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
1 pt Dishabille - Arden Aoide 6/5/20 {pg 174 "...where he kissed her like she was his only sustenance."}
1 pt The Peacock Throne - Lisa Karon Richardson 6/10/20 {pg 283 "For an instant she sank into the kiss.}

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
1 pt The Hungry Ones - Chris Sorensen 6/6/20 {Patrick Larson, father}
1 pt Malevolent - Jeff Menapace 6/6/20 {Allan Borwn, father / Domino Taylor, father figure}
1 pt Cades Cove: The Curse of Allie Mae - Aiden James 6/16/20 {David Hobbs, father}

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title


message 12: by Kellene (last edited Jun 28, 2020 12:56PM) (new)

Kellene | 383 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies, #1) by Kylie Logan . Kylie Logan 6/5/20
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Purrder She Wrote Cate Conte 6/7/20

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title
Chocolate Crunch Murder Susan Gillard. 6/8/20
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
Pecan Pies and Homicides Ellery Adams. 6/19/20. p. 3. She climbed to the top step and reached for a plastic tub of bright red candy.
Fit to Die J.B. Stanley 6/23/20. p. 5 "For Pete's sake! It's just a piece of candy. I'm not handing out hundred-dollar bills here!"

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover. The Fitzgerald Ruse. Mark de Castrique. 6/26/20
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.
Come, Bitter Poison (Stratford Upon Avondale Mystery, #2) by Monica Knightley . Monica Knightley. 6/14/20

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Murder Wears White. Stephanie Blackmoore 6/5/20

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title


message 13: by JoAnne (last edited Jun 29, 2020 02:29PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1080 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Level Two: 6+ tasks
Read 9 books DONE!

Tasks may be used multiple times. No page minimum

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
Tai Chi and Chai Tea by P.D. Workman Tai Chi and Chai Tea (Auntie Clem's Bakery #11) by P.D. Workman 6/14/20 4stars
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Accidental Affair A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams Accidental Affair: A Fake Marriage Romance by Ajme Williams 6/25/20 3stars (A)

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
Paperback page 18 - The amount of eye candy around the place had thrown her.
The Whole Package (Veteran Movers #1) by Marie Harte The Whole Package (Veteran Movers #1) by Marie Harte 6/2/20 4stars

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
The Lion's Den by Katherine St. John The Lion's Den by Katherine St. John 6/26/20 4stars (Belle and Eric)
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.
More than Neighbors (Blackberry Bay, #1) by Shannon Stacey More than Neighbors (Blackberry Bay #1) by Shannon Stacey 6/13/20 4stars (wearing shoes on the hammock)

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Alice Bride of Rhode Island (American Mail-Order Bride #13) by Kristy McCaffrey Alice: Bride of Rhode Island (American Mail-Order Brides #13) by Kristy McCaffrey 6/17/20 4stars

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love, #1) by Kay Manis Extreme Risk (X-Treme Love #1) by Kay Manis 6/28/20 3stars

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Accidental Baby by Ajme Williams Accidental Baby (Fake Marriage Romance #2) by Ajme Williams 6/6/20 4stars

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father figure.
Summer at Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale Summer at Firefly Beach (Firefly Beach #1) by Jenny Hale 6/10/20 4stars (Uncle Hank)

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 14: by Anne (last edited Jun 15, 2020 05:57AM) (new)

Anne | 685 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-15, 2020
COMPLETED.


Levels:
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
This Was Not the Plan by Christina Alger 6/13/2020

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
Acts of Violets by Kate Collins 6/3/2020
Abby is a florist, but Lottie Dombowski has a green thumb.
- Read a book with a green cover.
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor 6/15/2020
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
The Mystery We Proclaim: Catechesis for the Third Millennium by Msgr Francis Kelly 6/13/2020
I only buy books I can't get at the library.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey 6/9/2020
Annie and Drew share a kiss.
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway 6/10/2020
Melanie and Alex share a kiss.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 15: by Ferenc (last edited Jun 30, 2020 11:20AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1327 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020


Tasks may be used multiple times.
Goal: Level Two: 6+ tasks

Done: 7/20

- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.

- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances by Alexander McCall Smith – 06/10/2020

- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews – 06/28/2020

- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.
Untamed by Nora Roberts – 06/02/2020

- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.

- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.
The Silence of Bones by June Hur – 06/30/2020

- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Eight Perfect Murders (Malcolm Kershaw, #1) by Peter Swanson Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – 06/25/2020

- Read a book you bought.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – 06/24/2020

- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei – 06/02/2020

- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.



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JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Cyndee, Kendra, Chelsea, Banshee, Kellene, JoAnne, Anne and Ferenc!!


message 17: by Shash (last edited Jun 17, 2020 06:09PM) (new)

Shash | 1401 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
June 2020

Levels:
Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

10/6+ Tasks Completed

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Duke of Knight by Elizabeth Johns (6/12/20)

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.
The Loyal Patriot by Cami Checketts (6/16/20)

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.
A Lady's Honor by Laurie Alice Eakes (6/2/20)

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.
Worth the Fall by Bria Quinlan (6/3/20)
Worth the Fall (Brew Ha Ha #2) by Bria Quinlan

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Stone Cold Sparks by Cami Checketts (6/4/20)
Stone Cold Sparks (Park City Firefighter Romance Station 2, #2) by Cami Checketts

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Sweet on You by Becky Wade (6/9/20)

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Ruse & Romance by Suzanne G. Rogers (6/1/20)
The Unlikely Bride by Kimberly Krey (6/5/20)
Sweet Water by Laurie Lewis (6/17/20)

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
Aiden by Diane Darcy (6/7/20)

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 18: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 03, 2020 08:18PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2499 comments June Bizarre and Unique Holidays

READ: 10/6+

Month Long Holiday
✔Gay Pride Month
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.
Stars & Stripes - Abigail Roux 6/9

✔National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My - Denise Swanson 6/16
Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My (devereaux's dime store, #6) by Denise Swanson
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Plaid and Plagiarism - Molly MacRae 6/6

✔Candy Month
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan 6/10
(she wore to sell candy at Sweet on America), p6

Week Long Holidays
✔National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a green cover.
The Vicious Deep - Zoraida Córdova 6/8
The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) by Zoraida Córdova

Day Holidays
✔Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.
The Age of Ash - Andrenik Y. Sergoyan 6/20

✔National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.
Heir of the Dog -Judi McCoy 6/18
Heir of the Dog (Dog Walker Mysteries, #2) by Judi McCoy

✔Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Drive Me Crazy - Jenna Bayley-Burke 6/17
Drive Me Crazy by Jenna Bayley-Burke

✔National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews 6/11

✔International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
King of Hearts - Cheyenne McCray 6/7

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 19: by Grace (last edited Jun 22, 2020 08:48PM) (new)

Grace Worland | 887 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Level Two: 6+ tasks
6/6+

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover- Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega Ghost Squad-Claribel A. Ortega 6/1
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT- The Day Is Ready for You-Alison Malee 6/1

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's- Jumanji-Jumanji 6/2

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought- French Kiss-James Patterson 6/13

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene- Giant Days, Vol. 4-John Allison 6/4
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Vol. 03-Miki Yoshikawa 6/10


message 20: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Shash, Barbara and Grace!


message 21: by DenXXX (last edited Jun 21, 2020 01:39PM) (new)

DenXXX (dencross) | 1505 comments Bizarre and Unique Holidays CHALLENGE COMPLETE
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Levels: Level Two: 6+ tasks

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
Goggle Eyes Anne Fine 04.06.20
Goggle-Eyes by Anne Fine

- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
And then you were gone - r.j. Jacobs - 06.06.20
Adventures in morocco from the souks to the sahara Alice morrison 09.06.20
A summer at sea Katie fforde 14.06.20
And Then You Were Gone by R.J. Jacobs Adventures in Morocco from the Souks to the Sahara by Alice Morrison A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde

National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
Counting by 7s Holly Goldberg sloan 21.06.20
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Best Friends Day
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.
The Wayward Girls Amanda Mason 20.06.20
The Wayward Girls by Amanda Mason

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.
We come apart Sarah crossan & Brian conaghan - 08.06.20
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan


message 22: by SANDYE (last edited Jun 17, 2020 05:53AM) (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) | 1050 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Date Started: June 1, 2020
Date Completed: June 17, 2020

Levels:
Level Two: 6+ tasks 6 / 6

*Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
a.) The Cat of Yule Cottage: A Magical Tale of Romance, Christmas and Cats - the perfect read for winter 2020 by Lili Hayward - 6/13/2020
The Cat of Yule Cottage A Magical Tale of Romance, Christmas and Cats - the perfect read for winter 2020 by Lili Hayward

Candy Month
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
a.) The Trouble with Playing Cupid (Cupid 1) by Tamara Philip - 6/11/2020 - LOC 1186 And the hard CANDY squirreled away into her hands, away from prying eyes

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb". -
a.) Hound on the Sound by Jessa Archer - LOC 572 Mrs. Cantrell speaking to MC Pepper..."Just doing a bit of garden work."

Day Holidays
International Kissing Day
Read a book featuring a kissing scene
a.) Beachcomber Love (Holloway 7.7) by Stephanie Queen - 6/17/20
b.) It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon - 6/15/20

Father's Day
Read a book featuring a warm, caring father or father figure
a.) The Long Winter (Little House 6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder - 6/8/2020


message 23: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Den and SANDYE!


message 24: by Suzanne (last edited Jun 08, 2020 02:15PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1513 comments The Lost Challenges
{June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration:
June 1-30, 2020

Progress: 2 out of 6+
Levels:
Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll - ***** - 6/1/2020 - 336 Pages

The Bullet Journal Method Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig - ***** - 6/8/2020 - 385 Pages

The Seduction of the Crimson Rose (Pink Carnation, #4) by Lauren Willig

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.

Challenge Rules
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message 25: by Amber (last edited Jun 30, 2020 05:25PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 105 comments Levels:
Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
Lemon Pies and Little White Lies by Ellery Adams 06.06.20

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 06.30.20

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.
Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews 06.14.20

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 06.11.20

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
The Eleventh Hour by Anina Collins 06.19.20


message 26: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (servina) | 1 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Levels:
Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 27: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited Jun 17, 2020 06:55AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 426 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Level: Level Two: 6+ tasks
Completed: 6/6

Tasks may be used multiple times.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Title begins with the letter A: Am I Ugly? by Michelle Elman - 17/6/20

Candy Month
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
"She tastes divine. Like sweet candy and home." (Loc 1996) - Big Gray: A Romantic Comedy by Ina Carter - 10/6/20

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.
Landed on Heads: An Eclectic Mix - Volume Nine by A Collection of Short Stories - 7/6/20

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.
Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole - 14/6/20

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Mind Reader by Kirsty McManus - Mind Reader by Kirsty McManus - 2/5/20

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
A Song of War: A Novel of Troy by Kate Quinn - 16/6/20


message 28: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Suzanne, Amber, Melissa and Kay!


message 29: by Rina (last edited Jun 24, 2020 03:40AM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Levels:
Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Completed: 3

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
If the Broom Fits, Sara Bourgeois, 21.06.2020
If the Broom Fits (Wicked Witches of Coventry, #1) by Sara Bourgeois

- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Another One Bites the Crust, H.Y. Hanna, 23.06.2020

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.
- The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler, 09.06.2020

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 30: by Amanda A (last edited Jul 05, 2020 05:52PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 381 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Level Two: 6/6+ tasks


Tasks may be used multiple times.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
Stamped Out (A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery #1) by Tonya Kappes by Tonya Kappes 6/18
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Diamonds by K.A. Linde 6/3
The Trustworthy Groom by Cami Checketts 6/8

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
All He Ever Dreamed (Kowalski Family, #6) by Shannon Stacey by Shannon Stacey 6/15

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley 6/3

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Southern Chance by Natasha Madison 6/2


message 31: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Rina and Amanda!


Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 234 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Levels:
Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 33: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Christina!


message 34: by Abby (last edited Jun 30, 2020 09:14PM) (new)

Abby Greenleaf (mythicalmermaid101) | 35 comments Level Two
Progress: 6/6

Month-Long Holiday


Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with an LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (06/30/20)

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).


Week Long Holiday
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover: Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier (06/30/20)
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.


Day Holidays

Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (06/29/20)

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene: Looking for Alaska by John Green (06/05/20)
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier (06/29/20)

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure: The Selection by Kiera Cass (06/30/20)

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


Books Read:
Looking for Alaska by John Green Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet, #1) by Philip Reeve Sapphire Blue (Precious Stone Trilogy, #2) by Kerstin Gier This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy, #3) by Kerstin Gier



message 35: by Marit (last edited Jun 28, 2020 07:36AM) (new)

Marit (marit-) | 26 comments Read: 2/?

Level One: 2-5 tasks
Level Two: 6+ tasks


Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month

- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week

- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day

- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Finished: June 25th

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (published 1989)

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Finished: June 28th

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 36: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Abby and Marit!


message 37: by JennyR (last edited Jun 28, 2020 01:39PM) (new)

JennyR (mortimerknits) | 620 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays - COMPLETE
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Level Two: 6+ tasks
8/6+

Tasks may be used multiple times.

✔ Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.
Stranded, HelenKay Dimon -6/4
Both main characters are gay.

✔ National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Alpha and Omega, Patricia Briggs -6/14
Begins with letter A.

Candy Month
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
Lake Silence, Anne Bishop -6/25
Page 236: looked like she would kill for a candy bar...

✔ Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a green cover.
Broken Warrior, Jocelynn Drake & Einda Elliot -6/4
Broken Warrior (The Weavers Circle, #1) by Jocelynn Drake

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

✔ Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.
Marked in Flesh, Anne Bishop -6/20

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

✔ National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse -6/16
I bought the audio version of this book.

✔ International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Sight and Sinners, Susan Mac Nicol -6/6
The MC's kiss - a lot.

✔ Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
Greenglass House, Kate Milford-6/11
Milo's father, Mr. Pine, is very caring father.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 38: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Jenny!


message 39: by Zenobia2016 (last edited Jun 21, 2020 01:07PM) (new)

Zenobia2016 | 574 comments June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

FINISHED 3 TASKS -Level One: 2-5 tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
✓ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
-The Devil in Pew Number Seven: A True Story by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo 6/17/20

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
✓ Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly JonesI'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones, Gilly Segal 6/21/20


National Splurge Day
✓ Read a book you bought. Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes 6/18/20

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Father's Day
Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure


National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 40: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Zenobia!


message 41: by Vanessa (last edited Jun 23, 2020 06:11PM) (new)

Vanessa | 218 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020

Levels:
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 6/13

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh 6/8

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke 6/6
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
"There's crown molding painted cotton candy pink, same as the ceiling medallion that anchors the crystal chandelier." Loc. 631
The Return by Rachel Harrison 6/10

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
Pleating for Mercy by Melissa Bourbon 6/14
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman 6/23

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland 6/3

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
I'm Your Venus by Diane Vallere 6/5

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette 6/18

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 42: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Welcome Vanessa!


message 43: by Anne (new)

Anne | 685 comments {June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-15, 2020
COMPLETED.


Levels:
Level Two: 6+ tasks

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
This Was Not the Plan by Christina Alger 6/13/2020

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
Acts of Violets by Kate Collins 6/3/2020
Abby is a florist, but Lottie Dombowski has a green thumb.
- Read a book with a green cover.
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor 6/15/2020
The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
The Mystery We Proclaim: Catechesis for the Third Millennium by Msgr Francis Kelly 6/13/2020
I only buy books I can't get at the library.

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey 6/9/2020
Annie and Drew share a kiss.
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway 6/10/2020
Melanie and Alex share a kiss.

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title.


message 44: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
WOOHOO Anne!


message 45: by Tari (new)

Tari (thann) | 1037 comments Calling it finished since another big challenge was introduced :)

{June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020


Level Two: 6+ tasks
Tasks: 12

Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday
Gay Pride Month
- Read a book from the list Best LGBTQIA literature.
- Read a book with a LGBT+ main character.

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
A Sprinkling of Murder (A Fairy Garden Mystery #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber Daryl Wood Gerber 6/14/20
- Read a book whose title begins with a letter in ADOPT.
T-Thyme to Kill Tegan Maher 6/5/20

Candy Month
- Read a book with a type of candy or sweet food item mentioned in the title (ie. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peanut Butter Murders).
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
1. A Muddied Murder Wendy Tyson 6/3/20 p 51 "She dipped a candy thermometer into her concoction..."
2. Bear Witness to Murder Meg Macy 6/4/20 loc 2029 "...plus candy and caramel apples."
3. Killer Cruise A.R. Winters 6/6/20 loc 1670 "...four-paragraph cotton candy piece of journalism."
4. (title, soufflés) Killer Souffles and Cliches Mel McCoy 6/13/20

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb".
- Read a book with a green cover.
- Read a book featuring a garden scene on the cover.

Day Holidays
Flip a Coin Day
- Can't decide what to read? Randomly choose 2 books from your TBR list and flip a coin to decide which book you will tackle first.

Repeat Day
- Do a repeat read of one of your favorite books.

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) Day
- Read a book originally published in the 1980's.

Best Friends Day
- Read a book from the list Best Adult Female Friendship Books.
- Read a book recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

National Flip Flop Day
- Read a book with a pair of shoes or sandals featured on the cover.

Flag Day
- Read a book with all 3 colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue) on the cover.

National Splurge Day
- Read a book you bought.
1. No Filter Heather Day Gilbert 6/1/20
2. Destination Murder K.J. Emrick 6/15/20
3. Uncle and Ants Marc Jedel 6/16/20

International & National Kissing Day
- Read a book featuring a (what else?!) kissing scene.
1. How to Bake a Murder K.J. Emrick 6/2/20
2. Picture Perfect Murder Jenna St. James 6/7/20

Father's Day
- Read a book with featuring a warm or caring father or father figure.
Dan Holmes-Sugar and Vice: Cupcake Truck Mysteries Emily James 6/15/20

National Pink Day
- Read a book with all of the letters of PINK in the title


message 46: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
WOOHOO Tari!

I think you did enough!! wink, wink!! :)


message 47: by Tari (new)

Tari (thann) | 1037 comments JoAnne wrote: "WOOHOO Tari!

I think you did enough!! wink, wink!! :)"


Thanks, JoAnne and lol yeah I get a little carried away and then realize oh heck I went over, I can stop LOL


message 48: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
Tari wrote: "JoAnne wrote: "WOOHOO Tari!

I think you did enough!! wink, wink!! :)"

Thanks, JoAnne and lol yeah I get a little carried away and then realize oh heck I went over, I can stop LOL"


Me too! But lately I seem to be reading the wrong books...


message 49: by SANDYE (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) | 1050 comments Challenge Completed - June 17, 2020
Final Post! Goal Reached!

{June 2020} Bizarre and Unique Holidays
Duration: June 1-30, 2020
Date Started: June 1, 2020
Date Completed: June 17, 2020

Levels:
Level Two: 6+ tasks 6 / 6

*Tasks may be used multiple times.

Month Long Holiday

National Adopt a Cat Month
- Read a book with a cat on the cover.
a.) The Cat of Yule Cottage: A Magical Tale of Romance, Christmas and Cats - the perfect read for winter 2020 by Lili Hayward - 6/13/2020
The Cat of Yule Cottage A Magical Tale of Romance, Christmas and Cats - the perfect read for winter 2020 by Lili Hayward

Candy Month
- Read a book with the word "candy" in the text (state passage and location).
a.) The Trouble with Playing Cupid (Cupid 1) by Tamara Philip - 6/11/2020 - LOC 1186 And the hard CANDY squirreled away into her hands, away from prying eyes

Week Long Holidays
National Gardening Week
- Read a book with a character that likes gardening or has a "green thumb". -
a.) Hound on the Sound by Jessa Archer - LOC 572 Mrs. Cantrell speaking to MC Pepper..."Just doing a bit of garden work."

Day Holidays
International Kissing Day
Read a book featuring a kissing scene
a.) Beachcomber Love (Holloway 7.7) by Stephanie Queen - 6/17/20
b.) It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon - 6/15/20

Father's Day
Read a book featuring a warm, caring father or father figure
a.) The Long Winter (Little House 6) by Laura Ingalls Wilder - 6/8/2020


message 50: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 36300 comments Mod
WOOHOO SANDYE!


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