Monthly Challenge – July 2020

Duration: 1st July – 31st July 2020
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession


Starts: July 1st
Ends: July 31st

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.

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


National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
It’s not just for at the movies — remember to silence your cell phone when you don’t want to be disturbed while reading!
✨Read a book with a phone on the cover OR where a phone call is central to the plot OR a book set before 4/3/1973, the day of the first mobile phone call – The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

Independence Day
From Burundi on the 1st to Vanuatu on the 30th, eighteen different countries celebrate Independence Day during July. Choose one of the following:
✨Read a book set in the Bahamas, Colombia, Peru, or Venezuela
✨Read a book with an Independence Day celebration in it

✨Declare your independence from rules! Read a book of your own choice! – Kindred edited by Michael Earp

July 1st is Canada Day
✨Read a book set in Canada or with a Canadian MC OR a book with a title that starts with the letter A, eh? – A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands

July 2nd is World UFO Day and July 20th is Moon Day
✨Read a book set in space or on the moon OR a book with a UFO or moon on the cover OR a book with an alien or werewolf MCArtemis by Andy Weir

July 6th is International Kissing Day
Read a book with a kiss on the cover OR read a romance book – What Happens in London by Julia Quinn

July is a month to let your geek flag fly!
July 8th is Video Games Day, July 13th is Embrace Your Geekness Day, and July 15th is Be A Dork Day
✨Read a book with a geek, dork, nerd, and/or gamer MC – Harbor Lights by Sherryl Woods (book nerd)

July 11th is World Population Day
World Population Day was established to raise awareness of global population issues, beginning with Five Billion Day on 7/11/1987. The United Nations seeks to promote awareness of issues related to population growth, including the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights. Choose one of the following:
✨Read a book that is set in a country other than your own
✨Read a book with an MC who is adopted or an MC who adopts a child
✨Read a book that highlights one of the issues central to World Population Day
The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods

July 14th is Bastille Day
✨Read a book set in France or with a French MC OR a book that has either been translated into French or was originally written in FrenchOnce a Soldier by Mary Jo Putney

July has several family relationship holidays
July 24th is Cousins Day, July 26th is Aunt & Uncle Day, July 30th is Father-in-Law Day, and the 4th Sunday of July is Parents Day
✨Read a book tagged “family drama” OR a book where at least one MC has a large family – Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn (Annabel Winslow)

July is National Ice Cream Month
Don’t drip on your book!
Ice cream celebration days in July: 7/1 creative ice cream flavors day, 7/7 strawberry sundae day, 7/17 peach ice cream day, 7/20 ice cream soda day, and 7/23 vanilla ice cream day
✨Read a book with the letters I C E C R E A M in the title, series name, and/or author’s name – The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce (Circle Reforged #1)

Bonus: the third week of July is Capture the Sunset Week
✨Read a book with a sunset (or sunrise) on the cover OR a book with an MC who’s a photographer OR a book with vampires — since they can’t enjoy the sunset, we have to enjoy it for them! – Claimed by Shadow by Karen Chance


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