Monthly Challenge – June 2018

Duration: 1st June – 30th June
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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How It Works
Ten books each month is a lot, so there will be 5 different levels. So pick which level you want to do and that’s how many items you will need to check off.

Transitional – 2 books
Fledgling – 4 books
Vampire – 6 books
Master – 8 books
Vampire King or Queen – 10 books

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1)Summer Solstice or Estival Solstice is the longest day of the year:
Read a book in the middle of a series or a long book (more than 250 pages). – Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

2) Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance: 
Read book with a gay character or with someone that stands up for something. – White Tiger by Kylie Chan

3)The Birthstones for this month are pearl, moonstone, and Alexandrite of which all represent health and longevity: 
Read a book where someone lives for a very long time or forever. – The Alchemist’s Key by Traci Harding

4)Rose is the flower of the month. Roses are a complex flower, and a popular tattoo. The beauty of this flower expresses promise, hope, and new beginnings. It is contrasted by thorns symbolizing defense, loss, and thoughtlessness: 
Read a book that’s cover is any color of a rose. – Beastly by Alex Flinn

5)Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society: 
Read a book with a father figure. – Moon Called Volume 1 by Patricia Briggs & David Lawrence

6)National Candy Month!!! 17 Ways to Celebrate National Candy Month
Read a light fluffy book or a guilty pleasure. – Etched in Silver by Yasmine Galenorn

7)Named after the Roman Goddess Juno who is the goddess of marriage, it’s considered good luck to get married in this month:
Read a book where someone gets married or engaged. – Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

8)National Cancer Survivors Day Is celebrated to“demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality”.
Read a book with a cancer survivor or someone that survives a life threatening illness. – Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

9)At the start of June the sun rises in the constellation of Taurus and and the end rises in the Gemini constellation.
Read a book that starts with any letter in Taurus or Gemini – The Romantic Poets by William Blake, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Gordon Byron, William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge

10)Hug Holiday Day encourages us to give hugs to those who need them. On this day, people go out and give hugs at senior citizen centers, hospitals, and other places. The focus is upon elderly, sick and invalid, lonely people and anyone who needs the warmth, cheer, and love that a hug provides:
Read a book that makes you happy!!! – Skin Deep by Karen Chance

11) Bonus Book-
Read anything you want! You can use this option to reach your goal if you’re finding it difficult to get a book to suit the other tasks. – Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda


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