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message 1: by Traci (last edited Nov 30, 2020 02:00PM) (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 1019 comments SEPTEMBER: 4/4, 4/4, 4/4

X 1. First Day of Fall

a. Read a book that contains a 2 in the page number.
A Walk In The Park
b. Read a book published in September, October, or November.
Burial Rites (Sept)
c. Read a book in which a significant even takes place at night.
The Natural Way of Things

X 2. National Read a Book Day

a. Read a book by a new-to-you author.
On Sal Mal Lane
b. Read a book that is the next in a series you've already started.
The Proposal
c. Read a book that can be read in one day.
Embroideries

X 3. Fall or Autumn?

a. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in FALL or AUTUMN.
Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History
b. Read a book by an author whose first or last name starts with A or F.
A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor)
c. Read a book that shows leaves on the cover.
An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet, #5) by Madeleine L'Engle An Acceptable Time

X 4. September Birthday: Shel Silverstein

a. Read a humorous book.
The Friend Zone
b. Read a book written between 1930 and 1999.
Krik? Krak! (pub 1996)
c. Read a book by an author named Sue or with a character named Sue (reasonable variations like Susan, Susanne, or Suzette are allowed.)
The Last Year of the War (by Susan Meissner)


message 2: by Traci (last edited Nov 30, 2020 01:59PM) (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 1019 comments OCTOBER: 4/4, 4/4, 4/4

X 1. Pumpkin Spice Everything

a. Read a book that has orange on the cover.
By Night the Mountain Burns by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel By Night the Mountain Burns
b. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in SPICE.
The Informationist
c. Read a book in which food plays a role in the book.
The Bitter Side of Sweet (chocolate)

X 2. October Birthday: R.L. Stine

a. Read a children's or YA book.
Code Name Verity
b. Read a book in which the title starts with a letter in GOOSEBUMPS.
Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua
c. Read a book by R.L. Stine or Ray Bradbury.
The Martian Chronicles

X 3. World Mental Health Day

a. Read a book where one of the author's initials is found in MENTAL HEALTH.
The Book of Chameleons (A)
b. Read a book featuring a healthcare worker.
The Andromeda Strain
c. Read a book featuring a character who struggles with their mental health.
The Happy Ever After Playlist

X 4. Halloween

a. Read a horror book.
Mongrels
b. Read a book in which the main character has a disguise.
Layover in Dubai
c. Read a book that won or was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award or the Shirley Jackson Award.
Annihilation (Shirley Jackson)


message 3: by Traci (last edited Nov 26, 2020 11:36AM) (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 1019 comments NOVEMBER 4/4, 4/4, 4/4

X 1. National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

a. Read a book that has brown on the cover.
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
b. Read a book featuring a main character whose name starts with a letter in HERSEYS.
The Dead Lake (Yerzhan)
c. Read a book featuring an eccentric ("nutty") character.
Thunderstruck (Both Crippen and Marconi are pretty eccentric)

X 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).
A Wind in the Door (wind)
b. Read a collection of poetry or a book written in verse.
Long Way Down
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.
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (Image Award nominee)

X 3. But it's spring?

a. Read a book with a green or yellow cover.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt Tell the Wolves I'm Home
b. Read a book whose author's initials can be found in the phrase SMELL LIKE DIRT.
Tracks by by Louise Erdrich
c. Read a book found on one of these lists:
- Goodread's 2020 Big Books of Spring
Code Name Hélène
- Modern Mrs. Darcy's Springtime Reading List
- InspireMe's Books to Read in the Spring
- Quartz's Perfect Books for the Season

X 4. November Birthday: C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle

a. Read a fantasy novel.
Many Waters
b. Read a book with religious themes.
The Mercies
c. Read a book written by either C.S. Lewis or Madeleine L'Engle.
A Swiftly Tilting Planet


message 4: by Traci (last edited Oct 01, 2020 12:19PM) (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 1019 comments Books in September

Read
Burial Rites
*Sept: First Day of Fall (b-pub in Sept)
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Oct: R.L. Stine (b-title starts GOOSEBUMPS)

By Night the Mountain Burns
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [288 pgs])
Sept: First Day of Fall (b-pub in Nov)
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
*Oct: Pumpkin Spice (a-orange on cover)
Oct: R.L. Stine (b-title starts GOOSEBUMPS)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [L])

A Gentleman in Moscow
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [462 p])
Sept: First Day of Fall (b-pub in Sept)
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
*Sept: Fall or Autumn? (b-author first or last name A or F [Amor])
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [AT])

The Dead Lake
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [128])
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Sept: Read a book day (c-in one day)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [H])
*Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (b-main character name HERSEYS [Yerzhan])

Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
*Sept: Fall or Autumn (a-title starts FALL or AUTUMN)

The Natural Way of Things
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [320])
Sept: First Day of Fall (b-pub in Oct)
*Sept: First Day of Fall (c-significant event at night)
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Sept: Fall or Autumn (a-title starts FALL or AUTUMN)
Sept: Fall or Autumn (c-leaves on the cover)
Oct: Mental Health (c-struggles with mental health)
Oct: Halloween (a-horror?)
Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (c-eccentric character)

The Mercies
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Oct: Pumpkin Spice (c-food plays a role)
Oct: R.L. Stine (b-title starts GOOSEBUMPS)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [L])
Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (c-eccentric character)
*Nov Birthday: (b-religious themes)

The Friend Zone
Sept: First Day of Fall (c-significant event at night)
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
*Sept Birthday: (a-humorous)
Oct: Pumpkin Spice (c-food plays a role)

The Happy Ever After Playlist
*Sept: National Read a Book Day (b-next in a series)
Oct: Mental Health (c-struggles with mental health)
Nov: But It's Spring (c-lists)

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Sept: First Day of Fall (b-pub in Oct)
*Nov: November for Beginners (c-NAACP Image Award)

Krik? Krak!
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [224 pgs])
Sept: First Day of Fall (c-significant event at night [NY Day Women])
*Sept Birthday: Shel Silverstein (b-pub 1930-1999 [pub 1996])
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [E])
Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [ED])
- there was a character named Sue in one of the stories

The Bitter Side of Sweet
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
*Oct: Pumpkin Spice (c-food plays a role)
Oct Birthday: R.L. Stine (a-YA)

Layover in Dubai
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [288 pgs])
Sept: First Day of Fall (c-significant event at night)
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Sept: Fall or Autumn (a-title starts FALL or AUTUMN)
Sept: Fall or Autumn? (b-author first or last name A or F [Fesperman)
*Oct: Halloween (b-disguise)


message 5: by Traci (last edited Oct 31, 2020 01:54PM) (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 1019 comments Books in October

Read
Code Name Hélène
*Nov: But It's Spring (c-lists: GR)

Thunderstruck
Sept: First Day of Fall (b-pub in Oct)
Sept: Fall or Autumn (a-title starts FALL or AUTUMN)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [EL])
Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (b-main character name HERSEYS [Hawley])
*Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (c-eccentric character)

Three Amazing Things About You
Sept: Read a book day (c-in one day)
Sept: Fall or Autumn (a-title starts FALL or AUTUMN)
Oct: Mental Health (b-healthcare worker)

Annihilation
*Oct: Halloween (c-Shirley Jackson Award)

Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Oct Birthday: R.L. Stine (a-YA)
*Nov: But It's spring? (b-green cover)

A Wind in the Door
Sept: Fall or Autumn (c-leaves on the cover)
*Nov: November for Beginners (a-mentioned in the poem [wind])
Nov Birthday: (a-fantasy)
Nov Birthday: (c-author)

Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Sept Birthday: Shel Silverstein (b-pub 1930-1999 [pub 1991])
*Oct: R.L. Stine (b-title starts GOOSEBUMPS)

The Informationist
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
*Oct: Pumpkin Spice (b-title starts SPICE)
Nov: But It's spring? (b-green cover)
Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [TS])

The Book of Chameleons
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Sept: Read a book day (c-in one day)
*Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [A])

A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Sept: Fall or Autumn (c-leaves on the cover)
Oct: Pumpkin Spice (b-title starts SPICE)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [ML])
Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (a-brown on cover)
Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [ML])
Nov Birthday: (a-fantasy)
*Nov Birthday: (c-author)

Code Name Verity
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [452 p])
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
*Oct Birthday: R.L. Stine (a-YA)

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
Sept: First Day of Fall (a-contains 2 in pgs [226])
*Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (a-brown on cover)

Many Waters
Sept: Fall or Autumn (c-leaves on the cover)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [ML])
Nov: Bittersweet Choc & Almond (a-brown on cover)
Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [ML])
*Nov Birthday: (a-fantasy)
Nov Birthday: (b-religious)
Nov Birthday: (c-author)

Long Way Down
*Nov: November for Beginners (b-book in verse)

On Sal Mal Lane
*Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Sept: Fall or Autumn? (b-author first or last name A or F [Freeman])
Oct: R.L. Stine (b-title starts GOOSEBUMPS)

Tropic Moon
Sept: First Day of Fall (c-significant event at night)
Sept: Read a book day (a-new author)
Sept: Fall or Autumn (a-title starts FALL or AUTUMN
Sept Birthday: Shel Silverstein (b-pub 1930-1999 [pub 1933])
(None for now, can shift if needed)

Embroideries
*Sept: Read a book day (c-can be read in a day)
Sept Birthday: Shel Silverstein (a-humorous?)
Oct: Pumpkin Spice (b-title starts SPICE)
Oct: R.L. Stine (b-title starts GOOSEBUMPS)
Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [SM])

An Acceptable Time
*Sept: Fall or Autumn (c-leaves on the cover)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [ML])
Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [ML])
Nov Birthday: (a-fantasy)
Nov Birthday: (c-author)

The Andromeda Strain
Oct: Mental Health (b-healthcare worker)

The Last Year of the War
*Sept Birthday: Shel Silverstein (c-author Susan)

High Tide in Tucson
(None for now)


message 6: by Traci (last edited Nov 13, 2020 10:42AM) (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 1019 comments Books in November

Read
The Martian Chronicles
*Oct Birthday: R.L. Stine (c-by Ray Bradbury)

Anxious People
(None)

Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria
(None)

Mongrels
*Oct: Halloween (a-horror)

Currently Reading
King Leopold's Ghost
(None)

Hotel Tito
(None)

To Read
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Sept: First Day of Fall (b-pub in Oct)
Oct: Mental Health (a-1 initial MENTAL HEALTH [E])
*Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [ES])

Heart Berries
Oct: Mental Health (c-struggles with mental health)

Tracks
*Nov: Spring (b-initials in SMELL LIKE DIRT [LE])


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