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CCC Summer 2018 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge : Music Styles

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Seasonal Challenges     Summer 2018 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge : Music Styles

2018 SUMMER SCAVENGER CHALLENGE : MUSIC STYLES
DURATION : June 21 - September 20, 2018
I've always loved music and enjoy that there's a genre/style of music for every occasion or mood. This could have turned into a "history of music" lesson, but instead, I've included very basic definitions of some of the most popular music styles. Even if you don't find yourself tapping your toes when you hear a favorite song, we hope you'll enjoy this challenge :)


CHALLENGE RULES :
See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses.

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above for rules regarding graphic novels.) Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged :) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book. You must read at least half of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.

For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item on the cover or specific author initials or name/s, you must include a link to the book cover and/or author's name, respectively. To avoid spoiling a book for other readers, please use spoiler tags, if necessary, when explaining your book choices.*
    * For help with posting spoiler tags, see this post: Spoiler tags
    * If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title, cover or author, see the instructions here: Add a link to the book title, book cover and/or author

♦ When you complete the challenge, please copy and paste your entire list as a new message at the end of the challenge thread. If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your links and formatting. If you don’t repost your list, with appropriate links, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. Please do NOT simply post a link back to your original post.


THE TASKS:

1. A CAPPELLA : any singing performed without any background music/instruments
♪ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in ACAPPELLA (ALL words count; 2-word minimum; to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase) OR a book whose title begins with a vowel (disregard A, An and The)
Origin Dan Brown 7/20/18

2. BLUEGRASS : American country music mixed with Irish and Scottish influences
♪ Read a book set in either Ireland or Scotland; tell us where OR a book with a compound word in the title (two or more words are joined together to form a new word with an entirely different meaning; see this list for examples, if necessary)
Moonlight on Butternut Lake Mary McNear 6/23/18

3. BLUES : African-American music from the Mississippi Delta area
♪ Read a book by an author whose name contains a color word (will accept BLACKwell, GREENberg, etc.); post a link to the author's GR page OR a book set in a rural area
Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18

4. BOSSA NOVA : a well-known style of Brazilian music, a lyrical fusion of samba and jazz
♪ Read a book that features a dancer; tell us who OR a book whose title or author's name (first or last) ENDS with A or Z; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page
Celina Abbie Zanders 6/24/18

5. BRASS/MILITARY: music performed with brass instruments, prior to the advent of jazz
♪ Read a book with a character who is or was in the military (any era, any country, any service branch); tell us who OR a book whose title contains a word that rhymes with BRASS
KC Malone
Take the Money and Run Samantha A. Cole 6/25/18

6. CLASSICAL : umbrella term for Western art music known for its use of large orchestras and staff notation
♪ Read a book with an unusually large cast of characters OR a book that you gave a higher rating to than the GR average rating; tell us both ratings
Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18

7. COUNTRY : American roots music played with acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddles, and harmonicas
♪ Read a book featuring a character who earns his/her living as a musician; tell us who OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in COUNTRY (to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase); post a link to the author's GR page
Eli Archer Yours for a Song Amy James 6/25/18

8. DIXIELAND : an early form of jazz developed in New Orleans, USA
♪ Read a book set in New Orleans OR a book with an X in the title or author's name; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page
Easy Nights Kristen Proby 8/4/18

9. FOLK : broad term used to refer to the traditional music of an ethnic group, usually that performed by the working class
♪ Read a book featuring a person who works in a blue-collar career; tell us who and the career OR a book whose title begins with F (ALL words count!)
Bricklayer - Jamison Beckett JAMISON Olivia Chase 7/6/18

10. HIP HOP : combination of funk, poetry and innovative DJ techniques, particularly sampling of pre-recorded material
♪ Read a book whose title contains at least two significant words that begin with the same letter OR a book that has been released at least once more since its original publication; tell us both years (you may read the original release or a newer release)
Published July 2016 by Night Shift (first published August 14th 2014) Delay of Game Catherine Gayle 6/26/18

11. JAZZ : a type of music that originated in the late 19th and early 20th century in the Southern United States
♪ Read a book set between 1850 and 1925; tell us when OR a book set in the southern USA (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi or Florida); tell us the state
Georgia Magic Slays Ilona Andrews 6/22/18

12. LATIN : music of Latin American countries, influenced by American popular music, jazz, and rhythm and blues
♪ Read a book with a main character whose FIRST name begins with a letter in LATIN; tell us the character OR a book set in a Latin American country; tell us the country this site might help
Angel Outlaw Nicole James 6/28/18

13. METAL : generally a very fast, aggressive, loud and technical sounding music with a strong beat
♪ Read a book that you could not put down OR a book with an "in your face" character; tell us who
Before and Again Barbara Delinsky 6/29/18

14. OPERA : an extended dramatic composition, in which all parts are sung to instrumental accompaniment, that usually includes arias, choruses, and recitatives
♪ Read a book with DRAMA on its main GR page OR read a book with a diva-type character who could be labeled a "drama queen;" tell us who
Isabella's "mother" Lynn The Year I Became Isabella Anders Jessica Sorensen 7/21/18

15. POP : music of general appeal to teenagers; a watered-down version of rock 'n' roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
♪ Read a book whose main character is a teenager; tell us how old OR a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page
Wild Horse Springs Jodi Thomas 6/27/18

16. R&B : music characterized by its use of blues chords played over a strong and consistent backbeat and by its emphasis on composition rather than the improvisation common in traditional blues
♪ Read a book from a series that has a consistent character; tell us how OR a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name; post a link to the author's GR page
The General sends military men to marry each of his five daughters. Each daughter has a book about them men coming to the ranch and marrying them. 
Issued to the Bride: One Sniper Cora Seton 7/10/18

17. REGGAE : combines elements of calypso and rhythm and blues with a strongly accentuated offbeat
♪ Read a book with at least two distinctly different genres on its main GR page; tell us the genres OR a book with consecutive double letters in the author's FIRST name; post a link to the author's GR page
Rainy Day Friends Jill Shalvis 7/4/18

18. RELIGIOUS/SACRED: music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence
♪ Read a book in which religion/faith is important OR a book whose title contains an adjective (a word that describes something/someone; this list might help)
The House on Foster Hill Jaime Jo Wright 7/11/18

19. ROCK : music based around amplified instruments, especially the electric guitar and electric bass; characterized by a strong bass line and driving rhythms
♪ Read a book with a rock or stone object show prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book whose title contains the letters R-O-C-K (not necessarily in order)
Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18

20. ROCKABILLY: a style of popular music combining the features of rock 'n' roll and hillbilly music
♪ Read a book by an author whose first or last name is Billy (all forms of William - Will, Willie, Bill, Billy acceptable; also, last name Williams or Williamson will work); post a link to the author's GR page OR read a book whose title contains consecutive double consonants.
Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18

21. SOUL : combines elements of African-American gospel music, doo-wop, rhythm & blues and jazz
♪ Read a book by an African-American author; post a link to the author's GR page OR a book whose title contains only words that are no more than four letters long (2-word minimum)
Made for You Melissa Marr 7/7/18

22. SWING / BIG BAND : a style of jazz, popular especially in the 1930s and often arranged for a large dance band, marked by a smoother beat and more flowing phrasing than Dixieland and having less complex harmonies and rhythms than modern jazz
♪ Read a book whose title contains a word that starts with "SW" OR read a book that takes place during the 1930's; tell us when
Sweet Obsession J. Daniels 7/16/18

23. TECHNO : characterized by very fast synthesizer rhythms, heavy use of samples, and a lack of melody
♪ Read a book with a character who uses new technology in his/her career; tell us how and the character OR a book whose plot seems to be missing something; without giving away spoilers, explain why you feel that way    
Lucy wrote a computer program that helps her sort out sexual predators on the internet. 
Love Me to Death Allison Brennan 7/19/18

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