Monthly Challenge – 2021

Duration: 1st July – 31st July 2021
Number of books: 11
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Duration
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.

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

1. Happy July! We’re halfway through the year, and that’s certainly something to celebrate!
read a book with a colorful cover OR read a book with a celebration involving fireworks – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods

2. It’s the height of Summer or Winter depending on where you are on the planet with long days/short nights in the Northern Hemisphere and short days/long nights in the Southern Hemisphere:
read a book with a sunny sky on the cover or with an MC who is a desert animal or shifter
OR read a book with a moon on the cover or with an MC who is a creature of the night
– Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr

3. July’s birth stone was turquoise or onyx from the 15th to 20th Centuries, but is now ruby or carnelian:
read a book with a blue or black cover (or both) OR read a book with a red cover – Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott

4. July’s flowers are delphinium, larkspur, and water lily:
read a book with the letters F L O W E R in the title and/or author’s name OR read a book with a character who lives in or near a body of water – Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods

5. 7/1 is the birthday of Christian II of Denmark in 1481, Louis II of Hungary in 1506, and Frederick II of Denmark in 1534:
read a book with an MC who is a member of the monarchy (king/queen, prince/princess, duke/duchess, etc.) OR read a book that is the 2nd in a series

6. On 7/1/1846, Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone:
read a book with a musician MC OR read a book with a musical instrument on the cover

7. 7/1/1903 marked the start of the first Tour de France bicycle race:
read a set in France or written by a French author OR read a book with the word “bicycle” or “bike” or “cycle” in the text

8. On 7/1/1983 Buckminster Fuller died. He was an American architect, designer of the Montreal Biosphère, developer of the geodesic dome:
read a book tagged Science Fiction or Futuristic OR read a book with an architect or engineer or construction worker MC

9. On 7/1/1997, China resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong:
read a book set in China or Hong Kong OR read a book tagged historical

10. On 7/1/2013 Charles Foley died. He was an American game designer and co-created Twister:
read a book with at least one circle on the cover OR read a book with a twisted plot or character

BONUS: read any book published in July of any year

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