Duration: 1st October – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 19
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection
Fall 2021 Scavenger Challenge : The Ivy League
1. Ivy League: The prevailing theory for why the schools below became known as the Ivy League is that some schools covered themselves in ivy in the European style. Students even had ivy-planting days as part of the school year. The old-ivy covered buildings lent to the name and people frequently referenced it when talking about the older universities.
Read a book with ivy shown on its cover; post the cover OR read a book with the letters I, V, Y in its title (letters do not have to be together, but should be in order). – Cowboy and the Captive by Lora Leigh
2. Seven out of the eight Ivy League schools are Colonial Colleges: institutions of higher education founded prior to the American Revolution. Cornell, the exception to this commonality, was founded immediately after the American Civil War.
🎓 Read a book that is set during the colonial years in America (1607–1776); tell us when the book is set OR read a book with “WAR” on its main GoodReads page.
3. Brown University: Brown University is a private research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in North America to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation. Motto: In Deo Speramus (In God We Hope.)
Read a book that takes place in Rhode Island; tell us where OR read a book with a “7” in its original publication year; tell us the year. – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2017)
4. Columbia University: Columbia University (officially known as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King’s College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Motto: In lumine Tuo videbimus lumen (In Thy light shall we see light)
Read the 5th book in a series; tell us the series name OR read a book that has a manmade or a natural light source on its cover; post the cover. – My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
5. Cornell University: Cornell University is a private and statutory land-grant research university in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, it has consistently been ranked among the top universities in the world by major educational publications. Cornell was founded with the intention to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. School Colors are red and white.
🎓 Read a book whose total page count contains two of the numbers in 1865; tell us how many pages OR read a book that could be classified by at least two genre tags; let us know the tags. – Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke (560 pp.)
6. Dartmouth College: Dartmouth College is a private research university in Hanover, New Hampshire. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Motto: Vox clamantis in deserto (A voice crying out in the wilderness)
🎓 Listen to “a voice crying out in the wilderness,” aka an audiobook OR read a book where the first letter of each title word (a/an/the count) is in “ELEAZAR WHEELOCK;” 3 word minimum.
7. Harvard University: Harvard University is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world. Motto: Veritas (Truth)
Read a book whose title contains the word “TRUTH,” reasonable variations acceptable – i.e. TRUE, TRULY – OR read a book whose author’s first and last initial may be found in “JOHN HARVARD.” – Queene of Light by Jennifer L. Armintrout
8. Princeton University: Princeton University is a private research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth, NJ, as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, and then to the current site nine years later. It officially became a university in 1896 and was subsequently renamed Princeton University. School Colors are orange and black. Motto: Dei Sub Numine Viget (Under God’s Power She Flourishes)
Read a book that takes place in New Jersey; tell us where OR read a book with a primarily black or primarily orange cover; remember to post the cover. – Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid
9. University of Pennsylvania: The University of Pennsylvania is a private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university, established as the College of Philadelphia, claims a founding date of 1740. Benjamin Franklin, Penn’s founder and first president, advocated an educational program that trained leaders in commerce, government, and public service, similar to a modern liberal arts curriculum with a practical perspective. Motto: Leges sine moribus vanae (Laws without morals are useless)
🎓 Read a book that has a significant character who is a lawyer; tell us who OR read a book that features a famous historical character (may be fiction or non-fiction, but the character must have actually existed); tell us who.
10. Yale University: Yale University is a private research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The Collegiate School was renamed Yale College in 1718 to honor the school’s largest private benefactor for the first century of its existence, Elihu Yale. School Color is Yale Blue Motto: Lux et veritas (Light and truth)
Read a book whose title starts with a “Y;” ignore a/an/the OR read a book whose title contains only words that are four or fewer letters. – How to Grow a Baby by Clemmie Hooper
11. The Seven Sisters is a term that refers to seven highly selective liberal arts colleges in the Northeastern United States that are historically women’s colleges. They were created to provide women with the educational equivalent to the (traditionally male) Ivy League colleges. The name Seven Sisters is a reference to the Greek myth of The Pleiades, the seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione.
Read a book with the word (or number) “SEVEN” or “SISTER(S)” in its title OR read a book that contains a mythological creature; tell us what. – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (fae)
12. Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Bryn Mawr College, and Barnard College are still women’s colleges. Vassar College is currently a coeducational college, and Radcliffe College is now the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for graduate students.
🎓 Read a book labeled “Women’s Fiction” on its main GR page OR read a book whose main characters are all women (men can be in the book, just not as main characters); tell us the names.
13. Barnard College: Barnard College of Columbia University is a private women’s liberal arts college in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by Annie Nathan Meyer as a response to Columbia University’s refusal to admit women and is named after Columbia’s 10th president, Frederick Barnard. Barnard is officially one of four undergraduate colleges of Columbia University, but has legal and financial autonomy. School Colors are blue and white. Motto: Hepomene toi logismoi(Greek) (Following the Way of Reason)
🎓 Read a book that is a sub-genre of a common genre; tell us both the genre and sub-genre (i.e. Mystery / Cozy Mystery; Romance / Historical Romance)
OR read a book by an author who uses three (whole) names (no initials); post the author link. – Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie (historical romance / regency romance)
14. Bryn Maur College: Bryn Mawr College is a women’s liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Founded as a Quaker institution in 1885, Bryn Mawr is one the Tri-College Consortium along with Haverford College and Swarthmore College. School Colors are yellow and black. Motto: Veritatem Dilexi (I Delight in the Truth)
🎓 Read a book that is part of a trilogy; tell us the book’s position in the trilogy OR read a book that has several significant scenes that occur in a religious institution; tell us where.
15. Mount Holyoke College: Mount Holyoke College is a private liberal arts women’s college in South Hadley, Massachusetts. It is the oldest member of the historic Seven Sisters colleges. The college was founded in 1837 as the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary by Mary Lyon, a pioneer in education for women. Mt. Holyoke served as a model upon which many other women’s colleges were later patterned. In 2014, it became the first member of the Seven Sisters to introduce an admissions policy that was inclusive to transgender students. School Colors are blue and white. Motto: That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace — Psalms 144:12
🎓 Read the oldest book on your TBR sorted by “date added” OR read a book with a cover that is blue and white only; post the cover.
16. Radcliffe College: Radcliffe College was a women’s liberal arts college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and functioned as the female coordinate institution for the all-male Harvard College. Founded in 1879, it held the popular reputation of having a particularly intellectual, literary, and independent-minded female student body. Beginning in 1963, it awarded joint Harvard-Radcliffe diplomas to undergraduates. In 1977 Radcliffe signed a formal agreement with Harvard and completed full integration with Harvard in 1999.
🎓 Read a book that was originally published between 1963 and 1999 (inclusive); tell us the date OR read a book that takes place in Boston, MA.
17. Smith College: Smith College is a private liberal arts women’s college in Northampton, Massachusetts. It was chartered in 1871 by Sophia Smith and opened in 1875. It is the largest member of the historic Seven Sisters colleges. On campus are Smith’s Museum of Art and Botanic Garden, the latter designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. School Colors are blue and gold. Motto: In Virtue (One Gains) Knowledge
Read a book by an author whose first or last name is “SMITH;” remember to post the author link OR read a book with a piece of artwork (i.e. painting, sculpture) or a garden on its cover; post the cover. – The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods
18. Vassar College: Vassar College is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 1861 by Matthew Vassar, it was the second degree-granting institution of higher education for women in the United States. It became coeducational in 1969 and now has a gender ratio at the national average. The college has an historic relationship with Yale University. School Colors are burgundy and grey.
🎓 Read a book whose title (ignore a/an/the) or author’s first or last name start with a “V” OR read a book that is the second in a series (tell us the series name) or an author’s second published book.
19. Wellesley College: Wellesley College is a private women’s liberal arts college in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant as a female seminary, Wellesley’s endowment of $2.2 billion is the largest out of all women’s colleges and the 49th largest among all colleges and universities in the United States (as of 2019). School Color is Wellesley Blue. Motto: Non Ministrari sed Ministrare (Not to be ministered unto, but to minister)
Read a book co-authored by two people; list the author links for each writer OR read a book whose setting starts with a letter in “WELLESLEY;” tell us where. – What We Find by Robyn Carr (Sullivan’s Crossing)
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