Duration: 1st July – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 15
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection
LET’S GO ON A PICNIC
One of our favorite things to do on a gorgeous summer day is to go on a picnic. We’re lucky to have several parks nearby with picnic tables and grills, so for this summer’s seasonal challenge, won’t you join us on a virtual picnic? Because everyone likes different things, follow the instructions below and choose the specified number of goodies from each category listed.
*** You must post your choices when you sign up for the challenge ***
CHALLENGE RULES :
See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.
PLEASE NOTE : When we ask for an item shown prominently on the cover, we should be able to see the item in the thumbnail, without having to click through to the book’s page.
♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting your choices for each of the categories. 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. Please remember that ONLY graphic novels can be combined.) 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 CCC challenges. If you listen to an audiobook, please be sure that the link you post indicates a page count for the book, even if that means linking to an edition different from the one you listened to.
♦ If you use books that are in a language other than English, please translate those titles into English (even if there is no English title here on GR) for the purposes of our challenges, unless you plan to use that language for the entire challenge. If you do use another language for the whole challenge, please remember that the translations of exempt words/phrases — for example, A, An and The — would be exempt as well.
♦ 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 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.
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BEVERAGES – CHOOSE TWO :
LEMONADE : Read a book with a beverage of some kind shown prominently on the cover; post the cover
OR a book with CHILDREN’S on its main GR page – On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
ICED TEA : Read
a book with a past tense verb in its title OR a book with ice shown prominently on the cover; post the cover – A Wild Life by Martin Hughes-Games WINE AND BEER : Read a book with a character who is a vintner; tell us who OR a book set primarily in a bar or pub
APPETIZERS, part 1 – CHOOSE TWO :
DEVILED EGGS : Read a book by an author with double consonants in their name (i.e., E*ll*en); post a link to the author’s GR page
OR a book that you read quickly (150-200 pages); tell us how many pages – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods FRUIT SALAD : Read a book with some kind of fruit in its title or shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR book #5 from a series; tell us the series
WATERMELON : Read
a book with a cover that is predominantly green; post the cover OR a book with a compound word in its title – The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine
APPETIZERS, part 2 – CHOOSE TWO :
CHEESE & COLD CUTS : Read a book with at least three Cs in its title and author name (combined); post a link to the author’s GR page OR a book with a word in its title that rhymes with CHEESE (one-syllable words only)
CHIPS & DIPS / SALSA : Read
a book with the word AND, intact and standing alone, in its title OR a book in which a character has to make a significant choice; using spoiler tags, briefly explain – Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods (moving, marriage, etc.
WRAPS : Read a book with a one-word title (all words count!) OR a book with something on its cover that could be rolled up (a blanket or rug, a tortilla, etc., but reasonable items only); post the cover – Geekerella by Ashley Poston
SIDES – CHOOSE THREE :
BAKED BEANS : Read a book by an author whose first and last initials are the same; post a link to the author’s GR page OR a book set in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont); tell us which state
COLE SLAW : Read
a book whose title contains only words that are no more than four letters long (3-word minimum) OR a book with a complicated plot; using spoiler tags, briefly explain – Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
CORN ON THE COB : Read a book with a cover that is predominantly yellow; post the cover
OR one of the first twelve books you added to your to-read list; tell us when it was added – Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr
PASTA SALAD : Read
a book with an intact 10 in its total page count; tell us how many pages OR a book with a diverse ‘cast’ of characters – The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys POTATO SALAD : Read a book by an author with a sandwiched letter in their name (i.e., St*eVe*); post a link to the author’s GR page OR a book where the first letter of every word in its title can be found in POTATOSALAD (3-word minimum); a letter can only be used as many times as it appears in the phrase
MAIN COURSES – CHOOSE THREE :
BRATWURST : Read a book whose title ENDS with T OR a book with a main character whose first name begins with a letter in BRATWURST; tell us the name
FRIED CHICKEN : Read a book with a common farm animal shown prominently on the cover; post the cover
OR a book over 450 pages long; tell us how many pages – Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
HAMBURGERS : Read
a book that is very popular (over 50,000 GR ratings); tell us how many ratings OR a book with one large, round object shown prominently on the cover; post the cover – Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre HOT DOGS : Read a book whose title contains only one vowel; it may be used more than once OR a book a book set in a location that begins with a letter in HOTDOGS (be as specific as possible, i.e., Texas, not just the USA); tell us where
RIBS : Read a book with bones shown prominently on the cover; post the cover
OR whose title contains all the letters in RIBS (not necessarily in order, nor in the same word) – The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
DESSERTS – CHOOSE THREE :
S’MORES : Read a book with a character who works with chocolate; tell us who and the career OR a book with a contraction in its title
MOUNTAIN PIES : Read a book with a mountain occupying at least 1/3 of the cover; post the cover
OR a book whose title contains at least one of every vowel (A, E, I, O and U) – Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott
BROWNIES : Read a book whose main character earns a living as a baker OR a book whose cover is predominantly chocolate brown; post the cover
COOKIES : Read a book with at least three almost identical items shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book with that ends happily ever after; using spoiler tags, briefly explain – Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr