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message 1: by Kathy (last edited Nov 11, 2020 01:58PM) (new)

Kathy | 2339 comments SEPTEMBER

✅ - Read Round 1 ➡️ - Currently reading

4/4 4/4
1. First Day of Fall
a. Read a book that contains a 2 in the page number.
Clouds of Witness - Dorothy Sayers (288p)
b. Read a book published in September, October, or November.
This Tender Land - William Kent Krueger (Sept.)
c. Read a book in which a significant event takes place at night.

2. National Read a Book Day
a. Read a book by a new-to-you author.
Freckles - Gene Stratton-Porter
b. Read a book that is the next in a series you've already started.
Lavender Blue Murder - Laura Childs
c. Read a book that can be read in one day.

3. Fall or Autumn?
a. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in FALL or AUTUMN.
Lady in the Lake - Laura Lippman
b. Read a book by an author whose first or last name starts with A or F.
c. Read a book that shows leaves on the cover.
Under the Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy

4. September Birthday: Shel Silverstein
a. Read a humorous book.
Something Fresh - P.G. Wodehouse
b. Read a book written between 1930 and 1999.
The Stone Angel - Margaret Laurence (1964)
c. Read a book by an author named Sue or with a character named Sue (reasonable variations like Susan, Susanne, or Suzette are allowed.)


message 2: by Kathy (last edited Nov 11, 2020 01:58PM) (new)

Kathy | 2339 comments OCTOBER
✅ - Read Round 1 ➡️ - Currently reading

4/4 4/4
1. Pumpkin Spice Everything
a. Read a book that has orange on the cover.
The Bookshop on the Shore (Scottish Bookshop, #2) by Jenny Colgan
The Bookshop on the Shore - Jenny Colgan
b. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in SPICE.
The Crossing Places - Elly Griffiths
c. Read a book in which food plays a role in the book.

2. October Birthday: R.L. Stine
a. Read a children's or YA book.
A Girl of the Limberlost - Gene Stratton-Porter
b. Read a book in which the title starts with a letter in GOOSEBUMPS.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill - Abbi Waxman
c. Read a book by R.L. Stine or Ray Bradbury.

3. World Mental Health Day
a. Read a book where one of the author's initials is found in MENTAL HEALTH.
Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
b. Read a book featuring a healthcare worker.
c. Read a book featuring a character who struggles with their mental health.
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened - Allie Brosh

4. Halloween
a. Read a horror book.
The Shadow Over Innsmouth - H.P. Lovecraft
b. Read a book in which the main character has a disguise.
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy
c. Read a book that won or was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award or the Shirley Jackson Award.


message 3: by Kathy (last edited Nov 11, 2020 02:00PM) (new)

Kathy | 2339 comments NOVEMBER
✅ - Read Round 1 ➡️ - Currently reading

4/4 4/4
1. National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
a. Read a book that has brown on the cover.
The Song of the Lark - Willa Cather
b. Read a book featuring a main character whose name starts with a letter in HERSEYS.
A Kind of Freedom - Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (Evelyn)
c. Read a book featuring an eccentric ("nutty") character.

2. November for Beginners
a. Read a book whose title features at least one word that is mentioned in the poem (word must be 4 letters or longer)
b. Read a collection of poetry or a book written in verse.
An American Sunrise: Poems - Joy Harjo
c. Read a book by an author who won or was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Award, NAACP Image Award, or a National Book Award.
There There - Tommy Orange

3. But it's spring?
a. Read a book with a green or yellow cover.
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
Someone We Know
b. Read a book whose author's initials can be found in the phrase SMELL LIKE DIRT.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
c. Read a book found on one of these lists:

4. November Birthday: C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle
a. Read a fantasy novel.
b. Read a book with religious themes.
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith - Anne Lamott
c. Read a book written by either C.S. Lewis or Madeleine L'Engle.
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis


message 4: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2339 comments Finished so far in my first round of the Fall Challenge:

2/4 September, 4/4 October, 2/4 November

I might do a second round...

Freckles (Limberlost, #1) by Gene Stratton-Porter Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman The Bookshop on the Shore (Scottish Bookshop, #2) by Jenny Colgan The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton An American Sunrise Poems by Joy Harjo


message 5: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2339 comments 3/4 Sept; 4/4 Oct.; 3/4 Nov.

Finished:
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey, #2) by Dorothy L. Sayers There There by Tommy Orange


message 6: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2339 comments My 1st and 2nd rounds are all combined and I can hardly keep them straight!
More books finished, for "whatever' round...
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths Lavender Blue Murder (A Tea Shop Mystery #21) by Laura Childs Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy


message 7: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2339 comments Finished for round 1:
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

One more to go for round 1:
Currently reading
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

Four more to go for round 2:
Jean Erskine's Secret by D.E. Stevenson This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Something Fresh (Blandings Castle, #1) by P.G. Wodehouse Traveling Mercies Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott


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