The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads
For each month of the year we have listed 5 weird and wacky celebrations with reading tasks to go with them. Read one book for each task.
*Each book may only be used for one task.
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Please briefly explain how your book fits the task.
*If the task relates to the cover, please post the cover.
*If more than one option is given for a task please state which option your book relates to.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*When you have finished please either re-post your whole challenge as a new message or post a message letting us know the number of your original post.
Option one - Easy - choose your level and read the required number of books in any order.
Option two - Hard - choose your level and read the required number of books in order (i.e January tasks should be read in January, February tasks in February etc.)
Duration: One year from your start date
Level 1: 1-2 tasks per month
Level 2: 3-4 tasks per month HARD - my level
Level 3: 5 tasks per month.
Please update your original post as you go but also post an occasional message to let us know how you're getting on. And don't forget to tell us when you're done so we can award you your Hall of Fame badge!
1st - Polar Bear Plunge Day – Read a book set in a cold location.
An Island Christmas Nancy Thayer 1/3/17
16th - Appreciate a Dragon Day – Read a book involving mythical creatures.
Skin Game Jim Butcher 1/3/17
21st - National Hug Day – Read a book with an embracing couple on the cover.
31 Days of Winter C.J. Fallowfield 1/10/17
1st – Z Day - Read a book with a title or author (first or last name) beginning with a Z.
19th - National Popcorn Day – Read a book that has been made into a film.
3rd - National Wear Red Day – Read a book with a red cover.
Stirred Nancy S. Thompson 2/13/17
5th - National Weatherman’s Day – Read a book with a weather word in the title.
Silver Storm Cynthia Wright 2/17/17
16th - Do a Grouch a Favour Day – Read a book with a grumpy/bad-tempered character.
Demon Hunting With a Dixie Deb Lexi George 2/1/17
20th - Love Your Pet Day – Read a book where the main character has a pet.
Sweet Water Christina Baker Kline 2/4/17
26th - Tell a Fairy Tale Day – Read a book of fairy tales or a fairy tale retelling.
2nd - Old Stuff Day - Read a book that has been on your TBR list the longest.
10th - Middle Name Pride Day – Read a book by an author who uses their middle name or initial.
The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo 3/16/17
12th - Alfred Hitchcock Day - Read a thriller or suspense.
Darkest Journey Heather Graham 3/1/17
13th - Jewel Day - Read a book with jewellery or gemstones on the cover. ring
Beautiful Day Elin Hilderbrand 3/16/17
20th – Proposal Day - Read a book where someone proposes.
Luck of the Draw Cheri Allan 3/4/17
2nd - International Children’s Book Day - Read a children's or Young Adult book.
The Death Cure James Dashner 4/11/17
3rd - World Party Day - Read a book where somebody throws a party.
Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17
8th - Name Yourself Day - Read a book by an author who shares your name. (First or last)
Keeping Sam Joanne Phillips 4/9/17
11th - Be Kind to Lawyers Day - Read a book with a character who works in a legal profession. (lawyer)
Ever After Jude Deveraux 4/6/17
14th - Look Up At The Sky Day – Read a book with a sky object on the cover. (clouds).
Ill Wind Rachel Caine 4/3/17
6th - Beverage Day - Read a book with a drink in the title (coffee, champagne, juice etc)
11th - Twilight Zone Day - Read a mysterious or spooky book.
Blood of the Earth Faith Hunter 5/7/17
16th - Wear Purple For Peace Day - Read a book with a purple cover.
All You Need Lorelei James 5/5/17
20th - Be a Millionaire Day - Read a book with a wealthy main character.
Love Bats Last Pamela Aares 5/20/17
25th - National Wine Day - Read a book with a character who drinks a lot.
Beautiful Christina Lauren 5/24/17
3rd - Repeat Day - Re-read an old favourite.
8th - Best Friends Day - Read a book involving a group of friends.
Master of Solitude Cherise Sinclair 6/2/17
12th - Red Rose Day - Read a book with a colour OR flower in the title.
The Rose Garden Susanna Kearsley 6/12/17
19th - National Kissing Day - Read a romance.
On A Night Like This Barbara Freethy 6/2/17
23rd - National Pink Day - Read a book with a pink cover.
1st - International Joke Day – Read a funny book.
Futures and Frosting Tara Sivec 7/6/17
2nd - World UFO Day - Read a book with a title that starts with U F or O.
Under Pressure Lori Foster 7/3/17
13th - Embrace Your Geekiness - Read a book with a geeky / nerdy character.
As Long As You Love Me Ann Aguirre 7/10/17
14th - National Nude Day - Read a book with a partly naked person on the cover.
Winters Heat Cristin Harber 7/4/17
26th - Uncle & Aunt Day - Read a book where an uncle or aunt is important to the story.
The Almost Sisters Joshilyn Jackson 7/20/17
4th - US Coast Guard Day - Read a book with a beach scene on the cover.
All or Nothing at All Jennifer Probst 8/8/17
4th - Single Working Women’s Day – Read a chick-lit book.
Some Lucky Woman: Jana's Story Carmen DeSousa 8/4/17
6th - Sisters Day – Read a book involving sisters. Jean, Myra and Delaney
Death and Relaxation Devon Monk 8/1/17
9th - Book Lovers Day – Read a book by your favourite author
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You Bella Andre 8/12/17
31st – Eat Outside Day - Read a book where somebody has a barbecue.
Part Time Cowboy Maisey Yates 8/2/17
1st - Emma M Nutt Day - Read a book by a female author.
Only Yours Susan Mallery 9/2/17
10th - Swap Ideas Day - Read a book that was recommended to you.
American Queen Sierra Simone 9/11/17
15th - Make a Hat Day - Read a book with a hat on the cover.
The Secret Life of Violet Grant Beatriz Williams 9/13/17
17th - International Country Music Day – Read a book with a cowboy character.
Desert Heat J.A. Jance 9/25/17
19th – International Talk Like a Pirate Day - Read a book involving pirates.
Wicked Charms Janet Evanovich 9/20/17
1st - Balloons Around The World Day – Read a book set in an exotic location.
Struck Amanda Carlson 10/10/17
5th - World Teachers Day - Read a book with a teacher / professor character.
Burn for Me Ilona Andrews 10/2/17
17th - Wear Something Gaudy Day - Read a book with a brightly coloured cover.
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop Kate Saunders 10/17/17
21st - Count Your Buttons Day - Read a book with a number in the title.
One Stiletto in the Grave Jason Krumbine 10/11/17
26th – Howl At The Moon Day And Night - Read a book involving werewolves.
Prince of Wolves Quinn Loftis 10/1/17
1st - Authors Day - Read a book by a new to you author.
2nd - Look For Circles Day - Read a book with something circular/ round on cover.
17th - Take a Hike Day – Read a book where somebody goes hiking OR involving a break-up.
19th - Have A Bad Day Day - Read a book where somebody has a bad day.
24th - Buy Nothing Day - Read a book that you did not pay for.
8th - Pretend To Be a Time Traveller Day - Read a historical fiction book.
9th - Christmas Card Day - Read a book with a Christmas theme.
13th - Christmas Jumper Day - Read a book with somebody dressed for cold weather on the cover.
25th - No ‘L’ Day – Read a book that has no letter L in the title and author.
31st - Make Up Your Mind Day - Read a book where somebody has to make a choice.