The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads
Every 3 months we will give you a list of facts about a randomly selected year with reading tasks to go with them. Read one book for each task.
Fond Memories: 1-5 tasks
Reminiscing: 6-10 tasks
***Nostalgia: 11-15 tasks***
Duration: 1st October 2017 - 31st December 2017
This quarter the year is: 1979.
1. Most watched TV episode– Largest audience on record for a regular series learns Who shot JR on “Dallas”, it was JR’s girlfriend Kristin.
Read a book where there is an attempt made on a character's life.
Burn for Me Ilona Andrews 10/2/17
2. Best selling single (US) – "My Sharona" - The Knack
Read a book with a title that begins with MY.
My Younger Lover Shelley Munro 10/12/17
3. Best selling album (US) – Pink Floyd - The Wall
Read a series book #11 OR a book with a wall on the cover. (BOTH)
Red Blooded Amanda Carlson 10/29/17
4. Most popular film – Kramer vs. Kramer
Read a book where a character gets a divorce OR parents fight over custody of their child/children.
After the Game Abbi Glines 11/1/17
5. Hottest book – The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Read OR a book with DEAD in the title.
Nearly Departed in Deadwood Ann Charles 10/20/17
6. Most Popular Christmas Toy - Atari Video Computer System
Read a book with a title that begins with an A, V, C, or S.
Cold Blooded Amanda Carlson 10/5/17
7. Born this year – Apr 4th - Heath Ledger
Read a book with a character that is an actor or in the movie business OR set in Australia.
Full Moon Rising Keri Arthur 10/13/17
8. Died this year – June 11th - John Wayne
Read a book with a MPG of Western, War/Military or Family.
McKettrick's Luck Linda Lael Miller 11/14/17
IN THE NEWS
9. February 26 - A total solar eclipse occurred in North America
Read a book with a moon or sun on the cover.
Cast in Angelfire S.M. Reine 10/3/17
10. March 28th - Three Mile island Nuclear Accident after fire at reactor in Pennsylvania (US)
Read a book with THREE, MILE, or ISLAND in the title.
11. May 3rd - Margaret Thatcher elected as the Prime minister in UK
Read a book by an author named Margaret (or any variation) OR a book with a strong female character. Tell us the character's name.
Prince of Wolves Quinn Loftis 10/1/17
12. June 1st – McDonald's introduces the Happy Meal.
Read a book with HAPPY in the title OR with a MPG Food.
Happy Pants Cafe Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 12/14/17
13. July 1st - Sony introduces the Sony Walkman in Japan.
Read a book where music is very important.
Last Song London Casey (Karolyn James) 10/28/17
14. November 12 - Iran hostage crisis. People put yellow ribbons around trees in their yards as a symbol of support.
Read a book with a yellow cover.
The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman 10/14/17
15. December 23 – The highest aerial tramway in Europe, the Klein Matterhorn, opens.
Read a book that is set in the mountains OR where mountains are an important part of the story.
Bountiful Sarina Bowen 11/4/17
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*Please explain briefly how your book fits a task.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
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