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Monthly Challenge – November 2018

Duration: 1st November – 30th November
Number of books: 11 (+9 bonus)
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession


Duration:
November 1st – November 30th

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

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


1. November 1st is All Saints’ Day. Read a book with an angel, a ghost, or a spiritual character. Demon Angel by Meljean Brook

2. November 1-2 Day of the Dead (Dio De Los Muertos). This festival honors the dead by celebrating the lives and deaths of our loved ones. Read a book where a character experiences a death or a transformation. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

3. Veteran’s Day honors those who have served in the military. It is observed on November 11th. Read a book with a soldier, military family, or with a character with the same first name as a family/friend that served. Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day

4. November 14th – Feast of Musicians and Bards – Druid celebration of the Celtic musical arts. Read a book with a musical character, with a Druid/Bard, or music is an important element of the book. Wolves of the Witchwood by Kate Forsyth

5. November 14 1889 – Reporter Nellie Bly began her attempt to duplicate the literary journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days. She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours. Read a book with travel/adventure, with Steampunk as a MPG, or read Around the World in Eighty Days

6. November celebrates the Fairy Sidhe. Read a book with a fae/fairy/elven character or set in Ireland/Scotland. The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance edited by Trisha Telep

7. November 15th is clean out your refrigerator day. Instead of doing that, put your feet up and read a book from a series/author you love. You deserve it! – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling & Jim Kay

8. The Kona Coffee Festival is held in Hawaii each November. Read a book set in Hawaii, with a coffee loving character, or drink coffee while reading a book set in a beautiful place. Wild Thing by Marjorie M. Liu, Maggie Shayne, Alyssa Day & Meljean Brook

9. Red Planet Day is November 28th. The planet Mars is referred to as the “Red Planet” because it appears red in color. Red Planet Day honors our celestial neighbor, the fourth planet in the solar system. Read a book with a warrior/battle, a romance with an alpha male, or a science fiction book.

10. My favorite cousin Kira’s birthday is during November. Read a zombie book, or a book with a character that has red hair. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Bonus:
Thanksgiving. Do as many as you wish.

This year I am grateful for…
Books & Hobbies-Read a book with a dragon in it. – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling & Olivia Gill
Family-Read a book with a close family relationship.
Food-Read a book with a letter in the title from the words Thanksgiving Feast. – Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
Friendship-Read a book with a friend or with a side character you’d like to be your friend. – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Zuzanna)
Health-Read a book with a vampire or other immortal character.
Job, Career, Vocation-Read a book with an interesting task, work environment and/or a great boss.
Money-Read a book with a rich character or buy a book and read it. – The Nanny Diaries by Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
Pets-Read a cat/dog mystery or a book where an animal is important to the story.
Significant Other-Read a book with a book boyfriend/girlfriend you have or want… – The Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas
Success-Read a book where the good guys/gals triumph or with a great reward at the end. – 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Challenges

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