December Monthly Challenge

Duration: 1st December – 31st December
Number of books:
10 (+1)
Hosted by: 
My Vampire Book Obsession

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


1. December begins with an D. Read a book with a word in the title, series, or author’s name that begins with D.
Driven by Kelley Armstrong

2. Choose one…
☯ First month of winter – read a book with snow on the cover 
☯ Dec 4, 1969 – Surfer Greg Noll rides a 65-foot wave, the largest on record. Read a book with a picture of an ocean on the cover.
☯ Dec 1 1835 – Hans Christian Andersen publishes first book of fairy tales – read a book that has one of it’s genre’s listed as fairy tale.
☯ National Handwashing Awareness Week – read a book with a hand on the cover.
Otherworld Chills by Kelley Armstrong

☯ Dec 1 1885 – The soft drink Dr Pepper is served for the first time. – read a book with a character that is in the field of medicine.

3. Birthday: Isaac Newton Was Born on Christmas Day. Known for “Newton’s Law of Gravitation”. Read a “heavy” book (at least 300 pages long)
The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

4. National Cookie Day – December 4th – Read a book that’s title or first or last name of author begin with one of the letters in Cookie.
Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

5. Read a holiday book – Kwanza, Boxing Day, Christmas, or Hanukkah theme.
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle

6. Christmas day – 1990: Test-driving the quasi-Internet. The first Web page, on the first Web server, using the first Web browser, got its first hit when British software consultant Tim Berners-Lee (right) tried out his new system for linking computers – Read a book where a character is into high tech.
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

7. On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first flight. – Read a book that has a character that can fly (without an airplane, space ship or other mechanical apparatus).
The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn by Kady Cross

8. 3 December 1926 – Gone girl – English crime novelist Agatha Christie disappears, possibly in an attempt to get her adulterous husband, Archie, arrested for her ‘murder’. Abandoning her car in the countryside, she hides in a hotel under a false name for 11 days while the police scour the nation. What happened in those days remains a mystery – read a book where a character operates under false or mysterious pretenses.
Return to Del by Emily Rodda

9. On December 14, 1791, the Bill of Rights was passed. – read a book where legal proceedings of some sort take place (whether it be in a modern day legal system, or a fairy court or anything in between). 

10. Read a New Book Month: Read a book from a new to you series, new to you author, or a genre that you don’t usually pick up OR read a book that was published sometime in 2017.
The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy by Kady Cross

Bonus Book: If you’ve read all 10 books in this challenge and you must have more, read any book that has a vampire as a character.
Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

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