Category Archives: Challenges

Summer Time

Duration: 1st June – 30th June 2021
Number of books: 3
Hosted by: Bookworm Bitches

June 2021: Summer Time
Duration: 6/1/2021-6/30/2021

There are 3 tasks, you only need to read three books to finish this challenge. Or pick one task and read 3 books for that one task.

1. Read a book outside OR a book featuring the outside
2. Read a book with a green cover
3. Read a book where a character has a big change (graduating, marriage, moving, etc. OR has a change of perspective, large character development, etc.)

Rules
~Books must be read during the selected time period.
~Post the date you finished the book.
~All books read for challenges can be used for more than one challenge.
~Books can be either Fiction or Non Fiction. Your choice.
~At the end of the challenge, it will be closed for commenting and moved to the archives folder
~Use the add book/author tool to tag your book within your challenge.

Copy & paste the blank template below to begin your own challenge.

June 2021: Summer Time
Duration: 6/1/2021-6/30/2021

0/3 Completed

1. Read a book outside OR a book featuring the outside
2. Read a book with a green cover
3. Read a book where a character has a big change (graduating, marriage, moving, etc. OR has a change of perspective, large character development, etc.)

Fathers in Literature Scavenger Challenge

Duration: 1st June – 30th June 2021
Number of books: 7
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

JUNE 2021 SCAVENGER CHALLENGE : BELOVED FATHERS IN LITERATURE
June 1 – June 30, 2021

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1) Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A character based on Harper Lee’s own father, Atticus Finch has all the makings of an incredible man. He is honest, kind, and meritorious, but what makes him excel at fatherhood is his empathy. Atticus’ ability to do what he believes is the righteous thing to do regardless of the sway of the crowd makes him a role model and his ability to convey a lesson to his kids despite the turmoil in their community makes him arguably the best father in literature.
👔 Read a book that takes place in the Deep South (Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama) OR read a book that contains a courtroom scene OR (re-)read To Kill a Mockingbird.

2) Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Seemingly unaffected and disinterested in his daughters’ lives compared to their mother, Mr. Bennet takes a different approach to fatherhood as well as married life. Where Mrs. Bennet is focused on finding wealthy husbands for her daughter, Mr. Bennet is determined that they marry someone they love. He provides a comedic reprieve to the earnest “mothering” of Mrs. Bennet.
👔 Read a book labelled HUMOR on its main GR page OR read a book where the main family has at least four daughters; tell us their names OR (re-)read Pride and Prejudice.

3) Jean Valjean from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Jean Valjean had come a long way from being Prisoner 24601 when he adopted Cosette. While Cosette’s mother, Fantine, was sick in the hospital, Jean Valjean promised to get Cosette away from the innkeepers that were abusing her. By the time he had successfully rescued Cosette, Fantine had already passed away. He cares for Cosette like she is his own daughter and sets an example of compassion, generosity, and fatherly love.
👔 Read a book whose total page count contains two of the following numbers – 2, 4, 6, 0, or 1; tell us how many pages OR read a book that takes place anywhere in France OR (re-)read Les Miserables.

4) Thomas Schell from Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Oskar’s father Thomas Schell left behind a legacy of curiosity and determination. Although Thomas Schell had already passed away before the book starts, Oskar’s memory of his father’s adventurous games and caring heart are what stay with him throughout his life.
👔 Read a book in which a manmade disaster occurs; tell us what OR read a book that takes place in New York City OR (re-read) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

5) Mr. Emerson from A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Though he receives a chilly reception from other people for his refusal to follow social convention at the turn of the 20th century, Mr. Emerson believes in the power of being true to yourself. He also believes in women’s equality, and encourages Lucy Honeychurch to follow her heart rather than society’s expectations of her.
👔 Read a book in which a character is being raised primarily by their father or father-figure OR read a book in which a couple become engaged or one character breaks an engagement OR (re-)read A Room with a View.

6) Joe Gargery from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Pip lost his parents when he was young, so he was left to be raised by his sister and her husband Joe Gargery. While Pip’s sister was resentful of having Pip as a responsibility, Joe often took the brunt of her anger to protect Pip. Even when Pip went to the city and tried to shed his commoner background, Joe Gargery continued to love him and remain a positive influence in Pip’s life especially when Pip was acting less than honorable.
👔 Read a book in which the author’s first name or one the MC’s first names is only 3 letters (tell us the character if using that option) OR read a book with “GREAT” in its title (minor variations acceptable – i.e. greater, greatest) OR (re-)read Great Expectations.

7) Geppetto from Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Geppetto was a lonely wood carver who received a block of wood without knowing it was magical. He then created a puppet out of that block of wood and before he knew it, the puppet had come alive! Doing the best he could with the responsibility of raising a boy, Geppetto raised Pinocchio as he would his own son. Throughout the book Geppetto tries to raise Pinocchio to make the right decisions and to get an education, but Pinocchio continues to find himself in troubling and morally-compromising positions. Geppetto, being the good father that he is forgives Pinocchio and leads him back to the honest path.
👔 Read any book that has been made into a movie; tell us the name of the movie if the connection isn’t obvious OR read a book in which a character continuously finds themselves in trouble OR (re-)read Pinocchio.

Fathers in Literature Spell Challenge

Duration: 1st June – 30th June 2021
Number of books: 7
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

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JUNE 2021 SPELL – Fathers in Literature
Timeframe: 6/1/21 to 6/30/21

To go along with Suzanne’s Fathers in Literature challenge, choose one or more of these words to spell out in June. You may use the first letter of the first word in the book’s title (excluding A, An and The) OR the author’s first or last initial (middle names or initials can NOT be used).

Atticus
Austen
Bennett
Carlo
Charles
Collodi

Dickens
Emerson
Empathy
Extremely
Father
Finch

Forgive
Forster
Gargery
Generous
Geppetto
Great

Harper Lee
Honesty
Incredibly
Integrity
Jonathon

Les Miserables
Mockingbird
Pinocchio
Positive
Prejudice
Pride

Schell
Social Norms
Thomas
Valjean
Victor

CHALLENGE RULES:
♦ Please sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. 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 here for rules regarding graphic novels.) 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 and not simply skim through it.

♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it.
* 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 post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you’ve read 🙂 If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.

Moonlight Serenade – June 2021

Duration: 1st June – 20th June 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Moonlight Serenade

Duration: June 1 – 30

Rules
Complete at least two tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count

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1. June 4th is National Donut Day: Listen to an audio book where a character eats a donut or works in law enforcement
2. June 20th is Father’s Day: Listen to an audio book where a father plays an important roll in the book
3. June 21st is National Seashell Day: Listen to an audio book that has a body of water on the cover or the word seashell in the text
4. June 24th is International Fairy Day: Listen to an audio book with an MC who is Fae
5. June 26th is Tropical Cocktail Day: Listen to an audio book with a cocktail on the cover, in the title or set in a tropical location
6. June 29th is Hug Holiday Day: Listen to an audio book where the MC hugs another character

Night Spawn Bingo June 2021

Duration: 1st June – 20th June 2021
Number of books: 9
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Welcome to Night Spawn BINGO. Each month a new BINGO game will be posted with new tasks to complete. Get three in a row (Horizontal, Vertical, or Diagonal) to receive your Vampire Heart.

Rules:
Complete three tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

Read 3 books that have one of the following (Must be in a Horizontal, Vertical, or Diagonal pattern).

Top Row:

MC is a Feline Shifter~
MC is a Canine Shifter~
MC is “Other” Shifter (Fox, Bear, Dragon, etc)

Middle Row:

Wings on the cover~
Claws on the Cover ~
Fangs on the Cover

Bottom Row:

Character is an Alpha of pack of shifters~
Love story focused on finding your “Mate”~
Title begins with any letter in SHIFTER

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Funko Vamps June 2021

Duration: 1st June – 20th June 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Funko Vamps
Collect a Funko Vamp each month by completing at least 2 tasks from a set of 6.
A new set of tasks with a new Funko Vamp will be posted each month.

The dolls you collect will be in your Vampire Heart thread. Don’t have a thread? You can still do the challenge if you want 🙂

Rules
Complete at least two tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

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Read a book with a title starting with a letter found in SPIKE.
Read a book tagged paranormal.
Read a book with a blonde character.
Read a book with a friends to lovers romance OR a forbidden romance.
Read a book with a character you would describe as a rebel OR outcast.
Read a book with an apocalypse OR a war OR a battle in the story line.

Monthly Challenge June 2021

Duration: 1st June – 20th June 2021
Number of books: 11
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

♥ Duration:
Starts: June 1st
Ends: June 30st

♥ How It Works:
Max is 10 books each month. But there are 5 different levels. Select which level you want and that’s how many items you will need to check off.

♥ Levels:
Transitional – 2 books
Baby Vamp – 4 books
Vampire minion – 6 books
Master – 8 books
Vampire King or Queen – 10 books or more

1. Dragon Boat Races
Let that competitive spirit shine!
Read a book that features a dragon OR
Read a book with a boat or a body of water on the cover

2. June 5: National Moonshine Day
How can you not love this day!? Cheers!
Read a book where the characters have a drink OR
Read a book with a moon shining on the cover

3. June 8 ~ National Best Friends Day
Hang out with your bestie!!
Read a book with best friends as Main characters OR
Read a book with a MC who you’d love to be besties with

4. June 8 ~ World Naked Bike Ride, London
Seriously…..Ouch!!
Read a book with where someone gets naked OR
Read a book with a sports type character

5. Chicago Blues Festival
Let the good times roll!
Read a book with a blue cover OR
Read a book set in Chicago

6. June 18: National Splurge Day
Every day is a splurge day for book lovers
Read a book that you splurged on (it wasn’t free) OR
Read a book with the word “Splurge” in the text

7. June 21: Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival
Gather to watch the sunrise
Read a book where the title begins with “S” OR
Read a book where at least 3 words in title begin with the same letter

8. June 23: National Pink Day
Pink is so not my color…lol
Read a book with something pink on the cover OR
Read a book with nothing pink about it; not even “pink” in the text!!

9. June 26: Tropical Cocktail Day
This sounds like the perfect summer day.
Read a book while you enjoy a beverage of your choice OR
Read a book with the author’s initials in “Tropical Cocktail”

10. June 30: National Meteor Watch Day
Look to the sky….
Read a book with a beautiful sky on the cover OR
Read a book with a space/alien theme

Bonus. June 13: International Axe Throwing Day
Lol ~ I got nothing!!
Read any book you want!!

Death and the Maiden

Duration: 1st June – 20th June 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Death and the Maiden is a popular motif throughout art history. Traditionally, one character is death personified – dark, broken, winter, and maybe even literally the bringer of death. The other character is the opposite – light, rebirth, spring.
In Greek mythology, we have the story of Hades and Persephone: the god of the underworld paired with the maiden of spring.
In historical romances, we have the rakes and pirates falling in love with the members of the ton.
In contemporary romances, we’ve got mafia bosses and motorcycle clubs paired with virgins or single parents.
For more about the Death and the Maiden trope check out this blog post

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Rules
Complete at least 2 tasks to get the heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count

Read a book with a personification of Death
Read a book with a maiden type character
Read a book with an enemies-to-lovers OR forbidden-love romance
Read a book tagged fantasy or paranormal
Read a book with a skull OR bones on the cover
Read a book with a pirate OR a rake OR a mafia-type character

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May Monthly Challenge 2021

Duration: 1st May – 31st May 2021
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Duration:
Starts: May 1
Ends: May 31

How It Works
Ten books each month is a lot, so there will be 5 different levels. So 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

Black Eyed Susan

The Black Eyed Susan represents justice. These flowers can also stand for encouragement and motivation.
Read a book …
1. With a character who works in the justice system (Police Officer, Lawyer, Judge, Military) OR
2. Where a character gives advice or comfort to another.
Aiden’s Charity by Lora Leigh

Calla lilies represent magnificence and beauty. They also can symbolize purity and innocence and are often used in wedding bouquets.
Read a book…
1. With a colorful or artistic cover OR
2. Where a wedding takes place.
This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps

Pink Carnation

A pink carnation stands for the love of a mother or woman
Read a book…
1. With a mother in the story OR
2. Tagged Family
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

Daffodil

Daffodils symbolize chivalry and regard. They can also represent rebirth, eternal life, and new beginnings. Daffodils may also represent unrequited love.
Read a book…
1. With an Immortal character OR
2. Where a character is starting over in a new town/city

Bloodcircle by P.N. Elrod

Daisy

A daisy represents purity and innocence and conveys a loyal love.
Read a book…
1. Read a book with children in the storyline OR
2. With a flower on the cover or in the title

Delphinium

Delphinium represents big-heartedness, lightness, fun, and levity.
Read a book…
1. Tagged humor OR
2. With a character who is sarcastic/witty
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn

Gladiolus

These beautiful flowers represent the strength of character, faithfulness, and honor.
Read a book…
1. With a character you would describe as honorable OR
2. With an author whose first or last initial is found in GLADIOLUS
Jacob’s Faith by Lora Leigh

Rose

Red roses are an expression of love, longing, and desire.
Read a book…
1. Tagged Romance or Erotica OR
2. With red, pink, yellow, white, or black on the cover

Tanner’s Scheme by Lora Leigh

Poppy

Poppies are a symbol of sleep, peace, and death.
Read a book…
1. With a secondary character who dies in the story OR
2. With a character that represents Death (Example: Grim Reaper)

Edge of the Moon by Rebecca York

Snapdragon

Snapdragon flowers represent strength and graciousness.
Read a book…
1. Read a book with a physically strong character OR
2. With a title beginning with any letter in SNAPDRAGON
Death by Diamonds by Annette Blair

Funko Vamps May 2021

Duration: 1st May – 31st May 2021
Number of books: 6
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Funko Vamps
Collect a Funko Vamp each month by completing at least 2 tasks from a set of 6.
A new set of tasks with a new Funko Vamp will be posted each month.

The dolls you collect will be in your Vampire Heart thread. Don’t have a thread? You can still do the challenge if you want 🙂

Rules
Complete at least two tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

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Read a book with an evil character – Tanner’s Scheme by Lora Leigh
Read a book with vampires – Bloodcirclbe by P.N. Elrod
Read a book that has been made into a comic/movie/tv show
Read a book with ghosts – A Man in a Kilt by Sandy Blair
Read a book with tagged fantasy
Read a book during the day – The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende