Thursday, December 1, 2016

Reading The Seasons - Winter

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads


Read books for each task listed. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points. 

You can read one book for every task or read multiple books for some tasks. (For example - you could choose to just focus on task 5 and read books with white covers. That's fine - you can claim points for each one that fits). 

Each book may only be used for one task. (For example, you might read a book that is set in December, where somebody receives a gift - you can count this book for task 2 OR 10 but not both)

The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

Scoring: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task plus 2 points for each bonus task.


TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in Atlanta or Memphis)

You read a book set in California = 1 point for USA : Total 1 point

You read a book set in Memphis = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Memphis: Total 3 points

Please keep a record of your points at the top of your post.

The person with the most points each month will get a 'Player of the Month' badge in the 'Hall of Fame' and the highest scorer at the end of the challenge will get a 'Champion' badge.

All players who score at least 5 points will be awarded a badge.


Duration: December 1st 2016 - February 28th 2017

***Reserve your spot but no reading till the 1st!***

*Books must be started and finished within this time frame*

5 -10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Winter Wonderful
21+ points - Fantastically Frosty


1. Read a book originally published in December, January or February of any year. (Bonus: originally published in December 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017)
Snow Belle Jackie Castle 12/3/16

2. Read a book set in December, January or February.
31 Days of Winter C.J. Fallowfield 1/10/17

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)
Cowboy, It's Cold Outside Katherine Garbera 12/9/16

4. Read a book with a weather word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)
Snow Angel Melanie Shawn 12/22/16

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)
A Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild About You, #1) by Vicki Lewis Thompson A Werewolf in Manhattan Vicki Lewis Thompson 12/12/16

6. Snow – Read a book where bad weather is important to the story. (Bonus: Someone gets snowed in)
Storm hits just as last guest arrives.
Greenglass House Kate Milford 12/2/16

7. Saint Nicholas - Read a book with an author OR character named Nicholas or Nick.
Faith Nicholas
Quick Trick Skye Jordan 12/1/16

8. Hanukkah – Read a book with a Jewish character (Bonus: Hanukkah is celebrated in the story)
A Death in Summer Benjamin Black 12/14/16

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
An Island Christmas Nancy Thayer 1/3/17

10. Christmas – Read a book where somebody receives a gift. (Bonus: A Christmas gift)
Home For Christmas Melissa McClone 12/14/16

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Your Irresistible Love Layla Hagen 12/30/16

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Seduction and Snacks Tara Sivec 12/1/16

13. Resolutions - Read a book where somebody makes a resolution or sets a goal. (Bonus: The resolution made is - Stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, or lose weight)
Well Hung Lauren Blakely 12/5/16

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5/6) – Read a book with a number in the title (Bonus: The number 12 in the title)
31 Days of Summer C.J. Fallowfield 1/12/17

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA (Bonus: Set in Atlanta or Memphis) The characters travel to Atlanta many times. Story is set south of Atlanta in Margrave, GA.
Killing Floor Lee Child 12/13/16

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a red cover.
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin Victoria Daisy Goodwin 12/11/16

17. Chinese New Year - Read a book with the word 'rooster' somewhere in the text.
Cold Days Jim Butcher 12/10/16 p 98 Songbirds, rooster, whatever.

18. Mardi Gras – Read a book featuring a parade or carnival. (Bonus: A Mardi Gras parade)
Reckoning Jeaniene Frost 1/15/17

19. Valentine's Day – Read a book with a heart on the cover or 'LOVE' in the title.
Game of Love Melissa Foster 12/18/16

20. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Love StoriesContemporary RomanceHistorical Romance
A Lot like Love Julie James 12/20/16

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