Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monthly Observances Challenge

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Monthly Observances
Duration: September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017


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You MUST read one book each month to participate. You may go crazy and read a book from each task if you wish. 
BUT you may not read ahead. You may go back and read for a previous month.

September 
Better Breakfast Month
National Piano Month


Read a book with a food word in the title.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake Amy E. Reichert 9/30/16

Read a book with a breakfast food on the cover.


Read a book with recipes.
One Less Problem Without You: A Novel Beth Harbison 9/20/16

Read a book with an MC that is a musician.
Sweet Talk Susan Mallery 9/8/16
Good Girl Lauren Layne 9/23/16
Dirty Billionaire Meghan March 9/28/16 
Dirty Pleasures Meghan March 9/28/16
Dirty Together Meghan March 9/28/16

Read a book with a piano in the story.
Arrogant Bastard Winter Renshaw 9/11/16 
Arrogant Master Winter Renshaw 9/12/16

October
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
National Applejack Month


Read a book where a character has a pet.
Beneath This Mask Meghan March 10/1/16
All Fired Up Carmine Valentine 10/12/16
The Last True Love Story Brendan Kiely 10/15/16
Just What I Needed Lorelei James 10/16/16
ROAR Kallypso Masters 10/19/16
The Obsession Nora Roberts 10/19/16

Read a book with a cocktail/beverage on the cover.
Adventurous Me (Me, You, and Us, #1) by Deanndra Hall Adventurous Me Deanndra Hall 10/21/16
Answers For Julie (The Bodyguards of L.A. County, #9) by Cate Beauman Answers For Julie Cate Beauman 10/22/16

Read a book where a character works at an animal shelter/vet office.
Irish Intrigue Paula Martin 10/21/16

Read a book where a character is a farmer.
A Woman's Heart JoAnn Ross 10/24/16

The Bookshop on the Corner Jenny Colgan 10/25/16

Read a book with a pet on the cover.

November
National Novel Writing Month
Native American Heritage Month


Read a book with a character that is a writer.
 
The Flower Arrangement Ella Griffin 11/4/16

Chill Factor Sandra Brown 11/18/16
Cooper Juliana Stone 11/25/16
Gray's Skye Paige Morris 11/28/16

Read a Western OR a Historical set in the west.
Hang Tough Lorelei James 11/7/16 Western 

The Cowboy Inherits a Bride Cora Seton 11/7/16 Western
I Knew You Were Trouble Soraya Lane 11/10/16 Western 

Read a book with the author's initials are in NOVEL HERITAGE.
Getting Out of Hand Erin Nicholas 11/7/16

Beautifully Brutal Nicole Edwards 11/11/16
Beautifully Loyal Nicole Edwards 11/12/16

Read a book with books on the cover.


Read a book with a Native American character.
Defender Diana Palmer 11/15/16


December
Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month


Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in BINGO.
Greenglass House Kate Milford 12/2/16
Imperfect Justice Olivia Jaymes 12/5/16
Breakaway Catherine Gayle 12/17/16
On the Fly Catherine Gayle 12/18/16

Read a book where a character uses math OR has a math related job (accountant, bookkeeper, teacher). 
Lone Heart Pass Jodi Thomas 12/7/16

Read a book where a character plays Bingo or another board game.
The Guest Cottage Nancy Thayer 12/16/16 

Read a book where the characters are friends.
An Unmarked Grave Charles Todd 12/17/16

Read a book where the characters write to each other - emails, letters, texts. The writing needs to be part of the story. 
Well Hung Lauren Blakely 12/5/16

January
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Book Blitz Month


Read a book in the Paranormal genre.
Skin Game Jim Butcher 1/3/17

Read a book where a character reads.
The Year We Fell Down Sarina Bowen 1/4/17 
Crave Me M. Robinson 1/7/17
31 Days of Winter C.J. Fallowfield 1/10/17
31 Days of Summer C.J. Fallowfield 1/12/17

Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in BRAILLE.
After the Kiss Lauren Layne 1/13/17

Read a book that features vampires.
Broken Kelley Armstrong 1/14/17
Reckoning Jeaniene Frost 1/15/17 
One Foot in the Grave Jeaniene Frost 1/17/17

Read a book with a blind character OR where a character's eyes are hurt.
Vivid Jessica Wilde 1/15/17

Read a book with a book or books on the cover.
Desperate Measures by Elle Casey Desperate Measures Elle Casey 1/31/17

February
An Affair to Remember Month
Great American Pie Month


Read a Romance.
Make Me Beth Kery 2/11/17

Read a book where the MC is a baker OR  a character loves to bake.
Garden of Lamentations Deborah Crombie 2/27/17

Read a book where characters have an affair.
Shadow of a Century: An Irish Love Story Jean Grainger 2/12/17

Read a book where a character eats pie.
Demon Hunting With a Dixie Deb Lexi George 2/1/17

Read a book with pie on the cover.

Read a book with a couple kissing on the cover.
Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay, #3) by Jill Shalvis Accidentally on Purpose Jill Shalvis 2/2/17
Frigid Affair by Jennifer Foor Frigid Affair Jennifer Foor 2/3/17
Saving Grace (Serve and Protect, #2) by Norah Wilson Saving Grace Norah Wilson 2/6/17

March
National Irish American Heritage Month
Music in Our Schools Month


Read a book set in Ireland.
How to Fall in Love Cecelia Ahern 3/30/17

Read a book with an Irish character.
What Love Can Do Virna DePaul 3/2/17
Wild Card Lora Leigh 3/21/17
Because You're Mine Colleen Coble 3/29/17


Read a book that features fairy/fae characters.
Silence Fallen Patricia Briggs 3/12/17

Read a book with a character that is a music teacher.
Read a book set at a school/college/university.

April
National Humor Month
Lawn and Garden Month


Read a book with humor listed on the main page genre list.
Read a book with a character that you think is funny.

Read a book with a lawn or garden on the cover.
If Not for You (New Beginnings, #3) by Debbie Macomber If Not for You Debbie Macomber 4/10/17

Read a book a character that gardens.
The Undomestic Goddess Sophie Kinsella 4/25/17

Read a book a title that starts with a letter in HUMOR GARDEN.
A Mother's Conviction Karen Lenfestey 4/9/17


May
National Bike Month
Older Americans Month
National Recommitment Month


Read a book about bikers. May be bicycles or motorcycles.
Read a book with a bike (of any kind) on the cover.

Read a book with an older character.
What it Takes Shannon Stacey 5/2/17

Read a second chance romance novel.
Dare to Desire Carly Phillips 5/4/17

Read a book with double consonants in the title.
All You Need Lorelei James 5/5/17


June
Gay Pride Month
Aquarium Month
Rose Month


Read a book that has a LGBTQ character.
Riveted Jay Crownover 6/15/17
Hard to Hold Nicole Edwards 6/20/17

Read a book with a Q in the title or author's name.
Read a book with a sea creature on the cover.

Read a book set by the water. 
The Simplicity of Cider Amy E. Reichert 6/7/17 
SEAL It With A Kiss Rogenna Brewer 6/8/17

Read a book with a rose on the cover or ROSE in the title.
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley The Rose Garden Susanna Kearsley 6/12/17

July
National Ice Cream Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Hot Dog Month


Read a book with a cover that is the same color as your favorite flavor of ice cream. Please tell us that flavor!
Read a book an "ice cream" word in the title. Tell us what that word is.
Read a book where a character uses a cell phone.
Under Pressure Lori Foster 7/3/17

Read a book that features a BBQ/Outdoor party.
Summer at the Lake Linda Barrett 7/5/17

Read a book a title that starts with a letter in HOTDOG.
Talk Me Down Victoria Dahl 7/5/17

August
Admit You're Happy Month
Family Fun Month


Read a book with a HEA ending.
Read a book with a generally happy character.

Read a book that features a family.
Death and Relaxation Devon Monk 8/1/17

Read a book a title that starts with a letter in HAPPY FAMILY.
Part Time Cowboy Maisey Yates 8/2/17

Read a book with something that is happy or fun on the cover. Tell us what that is!

Challenge Rules:
If you want to participate in a challenge, sign up by posting a list of the challenge requirements. 
This gives us a message to link you to so you can use to update your tasks as the challenge progresses. 
Click on the edit link at the bottom of your message to add additional tasks or updates.

All books and formats are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc). 
Rereads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book. 
There is no page requirement.

When updating your challenge with the books you've read, please include: (1) book title link, (2) the author's name, (3) the date you finished reading the book.

If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. 
If the task calls for an item/color on the cover, please include a link to the book cover. 
A book may be used for only one task.

When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read and we can add finished to your name!

If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions HERE. 

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