Thursday, December 29, 2016

January’s Mini Challenge

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

January’s Mini Challenge!
January 1, 2017- January 30, 2017

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I thought it would be fun to base this year's mini-challenges around wacky national days.

This is a combination spell/task challenge. You may choose to do the task, the spell out option, or a combination of both.

Challenge Rules:
The page limit requirement is 125 pages; however, participants are welcome to combine smaller books to reach the page limit. All books and formats are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc). Re-reads are fine - just be sure to re-read the entire book. When posting updates for your challenge, please include the following information: a link to the book title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book.

1.January 2nd is National Science Fiction Day and January 6th is National Cuddle Up Day. This makes it a perfect time to cuddle up a read some books.

• Read a book that is tagged Science Fiction on its GR home page OR Read a book where the author’s first AND last initials can be found in ‘CUDDLE UP.’
Dirty Sexy Saint Carly Phillips 1/20/17

2.January 9th is National Clean Off Your Desk Day and the 11th National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day. It is time to clear of a book on your TBR shelf and have some fun.

• Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for more than a year OR Read a book where friendship is an important part of the storyline.
They're Playing Our Song Carole Bayer Sager 1/8/17

3.January 15th is National Hat Day and National Strawberry Ice Cream Day. January 15th is a popular day. 

• Read a book with a hat found on the cover OR Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in ‘STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM.’
An Island Christmas Nancy Thayer 1/3/17

4.January 24th is National Compliment Day and January 26th is National Green Juice Day. It is always nice receiving and giving compliments and green juice fits in with getting healthy after all the holiday sweets.

• Read a book that has a 4* or higher rating on Goodreads AND Read a book with a green cover.
Galahad in Jeans (Louisiana Knights, #2) by Jennifer Blake Galahad in Jeans Jennifer Blake 1/2/17
Using the first letter of a book title or the first letter of the authors first or last name, spell out a January item. A list of January items is provided below. You may choose from the list, or use a word of your own that represents January to you.

1. January
2. New Year
3. Hats
4. Juice

5. Cocoa
 Complicate Me M. Robinson 1/4/17
 One Foot in the Grave Jeaniene Frost 1/17/17
Crave Me M. Robinson 1/7/17
Offside Juliana Stone 1/22/17
About That Night Julie James 1/24/17

6. Cuddle Up
7. Resolutions
8. Cold 

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