Monday, May 1, 2017

RRRC 2017 May Monthly Challenge

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads

1. 'M' is for May: Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
Last Chance Rebel Maisey Yates 5/21/17

2. Happy Anniversary! - Read a book that was published in May of any year or read a book of an RRRC member that joined in May of any year. Link to member list, beginning with May 2016 -
 Cold Reign Faith Hunter 5/11/17

3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) author - Carly Phillips. Read one book written by Carly Phillips or any author with her first or last name. Link to Carly Phillips's backlist-  Dare to Desire Carly Phillips 5/4/17

Fun Facts about Carly -
* Carly Phillips lives in New York
* She published her first novel in 1999
* She has written over 40 Contemporary Romance books 
* She has three dogs
* She's obsessed with baseball

You may also read a book set in New York or any book published in 1999 or is shelved as Contemporary Romance. You may also read a book that has a dog on a cover or in the story. Or you can read a sport romance book. 

4. May, the month of Lily of the Valley -flower: Lily of the Valley is a beautiful and sweetly scented, but highly poisonous flower, and it is native plant in the Northern Hemisphere of Asia and Europe. The flowers are bell-shaped and white in colour. 
- Read a book where flowers are important part of the story, or a book with flower/flowers or something white on the cover. Or read a book where a beautiful cover conceals something unexpected. The cover in this can be the actual book cover or a person in the story who has an unexpected secret. 
Sea Glass Sunrise (The Brides of Blueberry Cove, #1) by Donna Kauffman Sea Glass Sunrise Donna Kauffman 5/24/17

5. May 1st, International Workers' Day: The International Worker's day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes, and its roots are located to the 1880's. In Finland mead and doughnuts are the typical celebration food.
- Read a book where someone works with their hands, or a book which focuses on some celebration with specific food. Or read a historical romance.
Blood of the Earth Faith Hunter 5/7/17

6. May 6th, International No Diet Day: As fun as it sound, this day has a very meaningful purpose: to help people appreciate themselves for what they are and to appreciate the body they have.
- Read a book from your favourite genre.
Curse on the Land Faith Hunter 5/13/17

7. May 9th, Lost Sock Memorial day: We all have those, unpaired socks waiting for their counterpart. This day is a memorial of all those lost socks in there, who started their trip to the washing machine to never come back.
- Read a book where someone is searching for their counterpart, or read a book with colourful cover. Or read a book with odd number in the page count. 
163 pages Dangerous Curves Ahead Ines Johnson 5/11/17

8. May 13th, Frog Jumping Day: The background of this day is in the Mark Twain's first short story: “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”, published in 1865. 
- Read a book with green on the cover or a book where nature is important part of the story. Or read a classic.
What it Takes (Kowalski Family, #10) by Shannon Stacey What it Takes Shannon Stacey 5/2/17

9. May 29th, Paper Clip Day: Everybody knows those little steel wire, two-loop instruments, which helps your to keep your paperwork in order. All thanks to the Samuel B. Fay, who was the first person to patent the paper clip, in 1867.
- Read a book where all things work out, or a book with a secretary in it. Or read a book with jack of all trades kind of person. 
All You Need Lorelei James 5/5/17

10. Reader's Choice: Read any book of your choice. No Humans Involved Kelley Armstrong 5/9/17


Here are some lists to help you with the challenge. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, I'm happy to help. :)

4. May, the month of Lily of the Valley -flower
Flowers on Covers
Books With Flowers on the Covers
Romances With Florists Landscapers Gardeners And More

5. May 1st, International Workers' Day
Best Construction Workers in Romance Novels
Working Class Love Contempory Romance
Mechanics in Love
MM Romance Working Class Heroes

8. May 13th, Frog Jumping Day
Romances With Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Climbing, and more
Cabin Romance

9. May 29th, Paper Clip Day
Romances at work
Office Romances 

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