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message 1: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 26, 2020 07:47AM) (new)

Suzanne | 349 comments SEPTEMBER

1. First Day of Fall

✅ a. Read a book that contains a 2 in the page number.
Wave which has 274 pages in the Kindle Edition.

✅b. Read a book published in September, October, or November.
The Widower's Tale published September 7, 2010

✅ c. Read a book in which a significant event takes place at night.
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club which is a retelling of the fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." Most of the story takes place in the evening when the twelve sisters sneak out to go dancing.

2. National Read a Book Day

✅ a. Read a book by a new-to-you author.
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

✅b. Read a book that is the next in a series you've already started.
The Last Mrs. Summers

✅ c. Read a book that can be read in one day.
Human Voices

3. Fall or Autumn?

✅a. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in FALL or AUTUMN.
All the Birds, Singing

✅ b. Read a book by an author whose first or last name starts with A or F.
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France

✅ c. Read a book that shows leaves on the cover.

Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner

4. September Birthday: Shel Silverstein

✅ a. Read a humorous book.
Is This Anything?

✅ b. Read a book written between 1930 and 1999.
The Drowner originally published in 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.)
Moonflower Murders with main character Susan Ryeland.


message 2: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 26, 2020 07:47AM) (new)

Suzanne | 349 comments OCTOBER

1. Pumpkin Spice Everything

✅ a. Read a book that has orange on the cover.

Twisted The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture by Emma Dabiri

✅b. Read a book whose title starts with a letter in SPICE.
Swamplandia!

✅c. Read a book in which food plays a role in the book.
Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food

2. October Birthday: R.L. Stine

✅ a. Read a children's or YA book.
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo

✅ b. Read a book in which the title starts with a letter in GOOSEBUMPS.
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

✅ c. Read a book by R.L. Stine or Ray Bradbury.
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

3. World Mental Health Day

✅ a. Read a book where one of the author's initials is found in MENTAL HEALTH.
Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

✅ b. Read a book featuring a healthcare worker.
Malice Aforethought

✅ c. Read a book featuring a character who struggles with their mental health.
Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie character: Rosemary

4. Halloween

✅a. Read a horror book.
Rosemary's Baby

✅b. Read a book in which the main character has a disguise.
The Searcher where main character Trey is disguised.

✅ c. Read a book that won or was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award or the Shirley Jackson Award.
When We Were Animals


message 3: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 28, 2020 08:24AM) (new)

Suzanne | 349 comments NOVEMBER

1. National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

✅ a. Read a book that has brown on the cover.

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

✅ b. Read a book featuring a main character whose name starts with a letter in HERSHEYS.
Rebecca with main character Rebecca.

✅ c. Read a book featuring an eccentric ("nutty") character.
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

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).
The Burning

✅ b. Read a collection of poetry or a book written in verse.
Dance Dance Revolution

✅ 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.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro

3. But it's spring?

✅ a. Read a book with a green or yellow cover.

Because Internet Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

✅ b. Read a book whose author's initials can be found in the phrase SMELL LIKE DIRT.
The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

✅ c. Read a book found on one of these lists:
Goodread's 2020 Big Books of Spring: Wow, No Thank You.

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

✅ a. Read a fantasy novel.
The Witches of New York

✅ b. Read a book with religious themes.
Fall on Your Knees

✅ c. Read a book written by either C.S. Lewis or Madeleine L'Engle.
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis


message 4: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 349 comments All finished! I always enjoy the Fall Reading Challenge as I usually finish the ATY over the summer.


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