Category Archives: Challenges

Night Spawn Bingo – October 2021

Duration: 1st October – 31st October 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:

Read a book with an Orange cover~
Read a book with a Pumpkin/Jack-O-Lantern on the cover~
Read a book that has a title beginning with a letter in ORANGE~ Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Middle Row:

Read a book that takes place during Halloween~
Read a book whose author’s first or last initials can be found in HALLOWEEN~
Read a book in which a character decorates for Halloween~

Bottom Row:

Read a book with a sweet treat on the cover~ 
Read a book with a title beginning with a letter found in CANDY~
Read a book in which someone goes trick or treating~

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Moonlight Serenade – October 2021

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

Duration: 1 – 31 October

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

All Tasks in Honor Of Halloween:

1. Listen to a book with dark/darkness/darker or something similar in the title
2. Listen to a book published in October – Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke
3. Listen to a book with magic on the cover or an MPG of magic – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
4. Listen to a book with a orange, purple or green cover
5. Listen to a book with a vampire in it
6. Listen to a book with all the letters of souls in the title

Monthly Challenge – October 2021

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

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⁍ Duration
Starts: October 1st
Ends: October 31st

⁍ 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

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1. Nerds: Read a book with a colorful cover or has multiple perspectivesThe Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods
2. Candy Corn: Read a book that is part of a trilogy or has characters with opposite believes – Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie
3. Twizzlers: Read a book that has a rope or braid on the cover or read a book that has a dark version, example: a dark witch. – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
4. Gummy Bears come in many different varieties like snakes and sharks: read a book with shifters or a character who can be described as a teddy bear. – Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid
5. Sour Patch Kid: read a book that has a situation you don’t like, or a character turns to the dark or bad side.When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
6. Dum Dums: read a book where a character does a stupid thing, or read a book tagged mystery.Beard with Me by Penny Reid
7. Cookies & Cream: read a book where characters who are opposites attract, or read a book where the light fights the dark.Beard Necessities by Penny Reid
8. Laffy Taffy: read a book with a character who is funny, or read a book tagged humor. – Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke
9. Skittles: read a book set in a tropical location, or rainbow in the text.
10. Payday: read a book with a wealthy character or read a book where a character has money problems. – Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid
Bonus: King Size Candy Bar: Read a book over 500 pages or a book with a king.

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Funko Vamps – October 2021

Duration: 1st October – 31st October 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 red, orange, or yellow on the cover. – Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke
Read a book with a title starting with any letter in CLOWN. – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Read a book set at Halloween.
Read a book with a haunted house in it.
Read a book with a character that can see or talk to ghosts.
Read a book with tagged horror, suspense, or mystery. – Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

Scary Stories

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

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Duration
October 1st – 31st

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

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🎃 Read a book set in Autumn or Winter – Beard with Me by Penny Reid
🎃 Read a book with black or orange on the cover – Queene of Light by Jennifer L. Armintrout
🎃 Read a book with a scary story
🎃 Read a book with a witch
🎃 Read a book with a vampire
🎃 Read a book late at night – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Fun Facts About Popcorn Spell Challenge

Duration: 1st October – 31st October 2021
Number of books: 11
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

OCTOBER 2021 SPELL CHALLENGE – Fun Facts About…POPCORN!
Timeframe: 10/1/21 to 10/31/21

To complement Connie’s Popcorn Fun Facts challenge, choose one or more of the words below to spell out in October. 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). See below for Standard CCC Spelling Rules.

C – My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
UUp the Duff by Kaz Cooke
LLive and Let Grow by Penny Reid
TTower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
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AQueene of Light by Jennifer L. Armintrout
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OOnly Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
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butterfly flake
calories
Corn Belt
cultivation
decoration

endosperm
field
fiber
flint
germ

hull
Indian corn
kernel
maize
mushroom flake

no additives
no preservatives
pericarp
popcorn

seed
sugar-free
sweet
vitamins

CHALLENGE RULES

See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♣ If you want to participate in this challenge, 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.

♣ For each book you read, please indicate the title, the author and the date you finished reading it. task.

♣ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above 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. You must read at least half of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.

♣ Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged!

♣ If you want the challenge moderator to check your progress as you make updates, please copy/paste your update into a new message . We don’t have time to scroll back through the entire thread looking for “message #15,” or to follow links back to an original post.

♣ 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, you won’t be included in the list of those who have completed the challenge.

*If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or cover, see the instructions here: Link Instructions

Standard CCC Spelling Rules:

Book Titles – “A,” “an,” and “the” should be disregarded if they start the book’s title. If reading a book written in another language (besides English), the corresponding articles equivalent to “a,” “an,” and “the” should be disregarded.
Author Names – The author’s first or last initial may be used; middle initials may not.
In the case of a hyphenated first or last name (i.e. Sarah-Kate LynchKate E. Dyer-Seeley), the first letter of the hyphenated name may be used (not the second initial directly following the hyphen).
If an author uses what appears to be “two last names” (usually a female author using her maiden name and then her married last name; i.e. Kathy Hogan Trocheck), the last initial of the two names counts since the maiden name is now serving in the place of a “middle” name.

Fun Facts About Popcorn Scavenger Challenge

Duration: 1st October – 31st October 2021
Number of books: 10
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

OCTOBER 2021 Scavenger – Fun Facts About…POPCORN!
Everything you wanted to know about popcorn (but were too busy eating it to ask).
Timeframe: 10/1/21 to 10/31/21

1. Popcorn is a whole grain maize product and originates from a wild grass. The kernel is the seed of the grass and is made up of three main components: endosperm, germ and pericarp (also known as the hull). The endosperm is always white or yellow in color. This is why, even if the hull is red or black, the popped kernel will always be yellow or white.
🍿 Read a book with a predominantly white or yellow cover (show us the cover) – or – a book by an author who has written books in more than one genre (tell us the genres the author has written, and the genre of the book you read).Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke

2. The majority of popcorn sold worldwide is grown in the Corn Belt states of the U.S. It resembles corn-on-the-cob in appearance and cultivation. There are four basic types of corn (field, flint, popcorn, and sweet corn), and they all have distinguishing traits and uses. You can’t pop sweet corn and you wouldn’t want to eat boiled field corn. The average person may not be able to tell the difference between the various types of corn by looking at them growing in the field, but a grower certainly can.
🍿 Read a Series #4 book (tell us the series) – or – a book set in the Corn Belt of the United States (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, or Kansas; tell us where).

3. Flint corn, also known as Indian corn, has a hard outer shell and is distinguished by a wide range of colors. It is mostly used for decoration. Popcorn is a type of flint corn, with a hard exterior shell and a soft starchy center. When heated, the natural moisture
inside the kernel turns to steam and builds up enough pressure that it eventually explodes. Other types of dried corn may burst open slightly when heated, but not like popcorn.
🍿 Read a book that has multiple colors on the cover (at least 4 distinct colors; show us the cover) – or – a book in which an explosion occurs (briefly tell us what).The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods

4. If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you’d need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels. Americans consume 15 billion quarts of popcorn annually, which equals 47 quarts per person.
🍿 Read a book with 3 of these numbers in the total number of pages (0,1,2,3,5,6,8; tell us how many) – or – a book set in New York or California. – Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (350 pp.)

5. Popcorn is a whole grain that is 100-percent unprocessed, with no artificial additives or preservatives, and is sugar-free. It provides energy-producing complex carbohydrates. Popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 30 calories per cup, while oil-popped popcorn has only 35 calories per cup. It contains a number of essential vitamins, as well as fiber, providing roughage the body needs in the daily diet.
🍿 Read a book that is “light” (between 150 and 200 pages, tell us how many) – or – a book with the letters A-I-R or O-I-L somewhere in the title, in that order but not necessarily in the same word. – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

6. In the popcorn industry, a popped kernel of corn is known as a flake. Two shapes of flakes are commercially important. Butterfly flakes are irregular, with protruding wings. Mushroom flakes are ball-shaped, with few wings. Butterfly flakes are considered to have better mouthfeel, with greater tenderness and less noticeable hulls. Mushroom flakes are less fragile and are therefore often used for packaged popcorn or confectionery, such as caramel corn.
🍿 Read a book whose title starts with a letter in FLAKE (disregard A, An, The) – or – a book with some sort of sweet food item on the cover (show us the cover).Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid

7. Popcorn smell has an unusually attractive quality for human beings. This is largely because it contains high levels of the chemicals 6-acetyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydropyridine and 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, very powerful aroma compounds that are often used by food and other industries to make products that smell like popcorn, bread, or other foods containing the compound.
🍿 Read a book with a 7-letter word in the title – or – a book with a “6” in the original publication YEAR (tell us the year).

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.

The Ivy League Scavenger Challenge

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)

CHALLENGE RULES

See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♣ If you want to participate in this challenge, 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.

♣ For each book you read, please indicate the title, 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, include a link to the book cover.* If it’s not obvious from the book title or cover, be sure to explain how your book fits the task. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that task.

♣ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above 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. You must read at least half of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.

♣ Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged!

♣ If you want the challenge moderator to check your progress as you make updates, please copy/paste your update into a new message . We don’t have time to scroll back through the entire thread looking for “message #15,” or to follow links back to an original post.

♣ 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, you won’t be included in the list of those who have completed the challenge.

*If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or cover, see the instructions here: Link Instructions

The Ivy League Spell Challenge

Duration: 1st October – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 9
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

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YYour Coffin or Mine? by Kimberly Raye

L Live and Let Grow by Penny Reid
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Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid
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Queene of Light by Jennifer L. Armintrout
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Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie
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Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke
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FALL 2021 SPELL CHALLENGE : THE IVY LEAGUE
DURATION : September 21 – December 20, 2021

This complements Suzanne’s Ivy League and Seven Sisters challenge. Choose one or more of the following related words and spell them using the author’s first or last initial or the first letter of a book’s title (disregard A, An and The). When using the author name to fill a spot, please remember to include a link to the author’s GR page. Our usual spelling rules apply (see below). Because this challenge is 3 months long, we encourage you to choose words that add up to a minimum of 15 letters .

CHALLENGE RULES :
See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting the word/s you intend to spell. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses. No link will be created for you until you post your choice/s.

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above 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. You must read at least 80 pages of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.

♦ You may use the first letter of the first word in the book’s title (disregard A, An and The) or the author’s first or last initial (middle names or initials can NOT be used.).
* In the case of a hyphenated first or last name (i.e. Sarah-Kate LynchKate E. Dyer-Seeley, the first letter of the hyphenated name may be used (not the second initial directly following the hyphen).
* If an author uses what appears to be two last names, i.e. Kathy Hogan Trocheck, the last initial of the two names counts.
* For books by authors like Menna van Praag and Tatiana de Rosnay, use your library’s shelving method to determine whether to use the book for a V/P or D/R spot, but be sure to tell us how your library shelves those books.

♦ A, AN and THE should be disregarded if they are the first word in the title. If reading a book whose title is in a language other than English, the articles equivalent to these words should be disregarded.

WORD LIST :
Annie Nathan Meyer
Barnard College
Benjamin Franklin
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Colonial College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Eleazar Wheelock
Elihu Yale
Ezra Cornell

Frederick Barnard
Hanover, New Hampshire
Harvard University
Henry and Pauline Durant

In God We Hope
Ithaca, New York
Ivy League
John Harvard

Light and truth
Mary Lyon
Matthew Vassar
New Haven, Connecticut
New York City
Northampton, Massachusetts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Poughkeepsie, New York
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton University
Radcliffe College

Seven Sister Schools
Smith College
Sophia Smith
South Hadley, Massachusetts

University of Pennsylvania
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Yale University

Build Your Own Werewolf

Duration: 1st October – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 24
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

Last month we had you build your own vampire but we know not everyone likes someone who always seems to be cold or the sight of blood so this month we invite you to build your own werewolf. Your werewolf will be nice and warm although we can’t guarantee their will be no blood especially at the full moon!

You have decisions to make about the final product and for each section you choose which characteristic you want and then complete the task that goes with it. You MUST choose one for the first 7 categories – after that you can choose to do all or only the ones you want.

1. What sex is your Werewolf?
A: Male – Read a book with only a male on the cover
B: Female – Read a book with only a female on the cover
C: Non-Binary (Gender Neutral) – Read a book with no people on the cover
Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke

2. How old is your Werewolf?
A: Under 25 years old – Read a novella under 25 pages
B: Over 25 years but under 100 years old – Read a book between 26 and 99 pages

C: Over 100 years old – Read a book with 100 or more pages
How to Grow a Baby by Clemmie Hooper

3. What color wolf is your werewolf?
A: Black – Read a book with a mostly black cover
B: Grey – Read a book with a mostly grey cover
C: White – Read a book with a mostly white cover
D: Brown – Read a book with a mostly brown cover

4. Can Your Werewolf change at will or only during a full moon
A: At will – read a book with a day scene on the cover
B: Only on the night of a full moon – Read a book with a moon on the cover
C: Only a couple of days before, during and after the full moon – Read a book with a night scene on the cover

Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie

5. Is your werewolf in control during the change?
A: Yes – read a book with a wolf on the cover
B: No – read a book with a monster on the cover

6. How was your werewolf made?
A: Bitten – Read a book where a character is bitten by a wolf
B: Cursed – Read a book with a curse in it
C: Born – Read a book where someone gives birth

7. Can your werewolf partially transform
A: No can only be man or wolf: Read a book with the word wolf in the title
B: Yes can become a wolf, a man or a beast: Read a book with the word beast, monster or something similar in the title
C: Yes they can become a wolf, a man or a dire wolf: Read a book with the word werewolf in the title

8. What kind of relationship does your werewolf have with other wolves?
A: Can join a pack of regular wolves and they won’t notice a difference or reacting – Read a book with a pack of wolves in it
B: Real wolves are subservient to the werewolves – Read a book with a power structure between characters
C: Real wolves are afraid of werewolves – Read a book tagged horror or thriller
The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods

9. Upon death does your werewolf resort to human form?
A: Yes – read a book with a human on the cover (no animals)
B: No – read a book with an animal but no humans on the cover
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

10: Does your werewolf heal faster than a human?
Yes: Read a book with a medical character in it
No : Read a book where a character is hospitalized
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

11: Does your werewolf have super strength?
Yes: Read a book whose author’s first and last letter are the same
No: Read a book whose author’s first and last letters are in super strength
Cowboy and the Captive by Lora Leigh

12: Does your werewolf feel the need to mark their territory?
Yes: Read a book with an outdoor scene on the cover
No: Read a book with no nature on the cover
My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr

13: Does your werewolf have golden eyes like a wolf?
Yes: Read a book with eyes on the cover
No: Read a book that has no eyes on the cover
Beard with Me by Penny Reid

14: Is it easy or hard for your wolf to transform?
Easy: Read a book whose title starts with the letter E
Hard: Read a book whose title starts with the letter H
Hot Summer Nights by Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips, Erin McCarthy & Jessica Clare

15: Is your werewolf enemies with vampires or do they get along?
A: They get along: Read a book with a vampire in it
B: No they hate each other: Read a book with several types of supernaturals

C: They don’t care either way: Read a book with no supernaturals in it
Beard Necessities by Penny Reid

16: Is your werewolf an Alpha, Beta, Omega or Lone wolf?
A: Alpha – Read a book with an alpha MC
B: Beta – Read a book where the MC follows or is subservient to another character
C: Omega – Read a book where the MC is empathic
D: Lone – Read a book where the MC is a loner

17: Can your werewolf communicate mind to mind with other werewolves?
A: Yes – Read a book where a character has a psychic ability
B: No – Read a book with an MPG of contemporary
A Beardy Bonus by Penny Reid

18: Does your werewolf destroy it’s clothes if it shifts?
Yes: Read a book with a mostly naked person on the cover
No: Read a book where a person on the cover is fully clothed
Dawn’s Awakening by Lora Leigh

19: Can your werewolf be killed with a silver weapon?
Yes: Read a book with a weapon on the cover
No: Read a book with all the letters of silver on the cover

20: Does wolfsbane affect your werewolf?
Yes: Read a book with a plant or tree on the cover
No: Read a book with water on the cover
Live and Let Grow by Penny Reid

21: Is Your Werewolf Romantic?
Yes: Read a book with a red cover
No: Read a book with a black cover
Queene of Light by Jennifer L. Armintrout

22: Does your werewolf live in the forest/wood area?
Yes: Read a book with trees on the cover
No: Read a book with a cityscape on the cover
The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O’Neill

23: Does your werewolf like to cuddle?
Yes: Read a book with an embrace on the cover
No: Read a book with more than one person on the cover but they aren’t touching each other
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

24: Does anyone know you have a werewolf?
Yes: Read a book with an an MPG of Paranormal
No: Read a book without Fantasy or Paranormal as an MPG
Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh