Tag Archives: Reading Challenge

Night Spawn Bingo July 2021

Duration: 1st July – 31st July 2021
Number of books: 9
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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July-21-Bingo
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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 Necromancer~
MC is an Undead Character (Zombie, Vampire)~
MC is a Grim Reaper

Middle Row:

Cemetery/Gravestone on Cover~
Author first or last initial found in DEATH ~
Skeleton/Skull on the cover

Bottom Row:

Character uses a summoning circle~
Character can see/talk to ghosts~
Haunted house in the story

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Funko Vamps July 2021

Duration: 1st July – 31st July 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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July
Read a book with a number in the title
Read a book with set in a city – Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Read a book with a purple cover – Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods
Read a book with a group/cover/brotherhood – Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr
Read a book tagged paranormal
Read a book with a page count over 150 – The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

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

Beach Day

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

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Beach Day

Duration
July 1st – 31st

Rules
Complete at least two tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
You must read a different book for each task

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Read a book where a character gets burnt (by fire or the sun)
Read a book set during summer or in a hot climate – Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr
Read a book that makes you feel summery – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods
Read a book with a colourful cover – Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
Read a book tagged “mystery”
Read any book you want 🙂 – The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

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Moonlight Serenade – July 2021

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

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Moonlight Serenade

Duration: July 1 – 31

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. July 4th is a celebration of Independence Day in the U.S.
Listen to a book with a cover that is mostly red, white or blue or a combination of these colors – The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine
2. July 6th is International Kissing Day
Listen to a book with a kiss on the cover of lipstick on the cover or where lips are prominent on the cover
3. July 10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Listen to a book with a child who plays a large role in the book or with “picnic” in the text – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods
4. July 20th is Ugly Truck Day
Listen to a book with a truck on the cover or where the MC drives a truck – Geekerella by Ashley Poston
5. July 30th is International Friendship Day
Listen to a book where the MC has a close friend(s) or best friend(s) in the book – Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods
6. July is definitely summer in the Northern Hemisphere
Listen to a book published in July or with the letters of SUMMER in the title

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Duration: 1st July – 30th December2021
Number of books: 60
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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Are you Afraid of the Dark?

Are you afraid of what lies beneath?
Afraid of the things that stand in the darkness, watching you.
The things that keep you up at night…..

Gather round the fire and share tales of terror with your friends to see who is really afraid of the dark.

Duration
July 1st – December 31st

Rules
Complete at least 10 tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

Levels
Terrified of the dark: 10-15 books
A little scared of the dark: 16-30 books
Not at all afraid of the dark: 31-45 books
Master of Darkness: 46-60 books

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The Tale of the Phantom Cab
Two brothers who often fight with each other get lost in the woods, and come across a mysterious cab driver named Flynn. He leads the two boys to an unusual man named Dr. Vink to help them find their way out. The catch is that Vink will not help any of his guests until they solve one of his riddles. Failure to do so results in undesired consequences.
1. Read a book with brothers in the plot – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods
2. Read a book where the MC gets lost
3. Read a book where a character takes a cab/Uber or something similar
4. Read a book where the MC works in the medical profession

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The Tale of the Lonely Ghost
Amanda is stuck spending time at her aunt’s house, and desperately wants to be friends with her snotty cousin Beth. She agrees to spend the night in the haunted house next door to become part of her group of friends. She soon finds out that the story regarding the “haunted” house may actually be true with a living connection close by.
1. Read a book tagged ghost(s) on the first page of tags
2. Read a book where a character can see or talk to ghosts
3. Read a book with a scary or haunted looking building/house on the cover
4. Read a book where a character wants to fit it with other people – Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott

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The Tale of Laughing in the Dark
Josh decides to prove that an amusement park fun house isn’t haunted by stealing the nose from a prop of Zeebo the clown. Zeebo was a corrupt circus clown who died in a funhouse fire while escaping from the police after stealing money. Josh soon learns that the story is indeed true when Zeebo’s ghost visits him demanding his nose back.
1. Read a book with an MPG of funny/humor or something similar – The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine
2. Read a book where a building is set on fire during the book
3. Read a book with the word “clown” in the text
4. Read a book where the MC steals something or is running from the police

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The Tale of the Twisted Claw
In a twist on the classic story “The Monkey’s Paw”, two boys play a mean trick on an old lady the night before Halloween. The next night the boys return for trick or treating “disguised” in costumes, but rather than candy she gives them a wooden vulture’s claw. She tells the boys that this “gift” grants wishes warning them to “be careful what they wish for”. The two boys start making wishes with unintended terrifying consequences.
1. Read a book where a character celebrates Halloween
2. Read a book with a claw(s) or claw marks on the cover
3. Read a book a boy plays an important role in the book – Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
4. Read a book tagged horror or thriller

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The Tale of the Super Specs
A prankster named Weeds buys a pair of novelty glasses from Sardo that allow the wearer to see into another dimension. This alternate universe is populated by figures in black, that are looking to merge with the known universe unless Sardo can close the door between the two dimensions.
1. Read a book with more than one dimension in it
2. Read a book with glasses on the cover – Geekerella by Ashley Poston
3. Read a book with someone wearing black on the cover
4. Read a book set in an alternate dimension

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The Tale of the Captured Souls
A girl and her two parents move into a lakeside rented room for the summer where they befriend the young property owner Peter. Strangely the residence is full of mirrors that the owner cites as a “hobby”, and even stranger the parents start feeling weaker by the day. However when the girl discovers the young owner’s plot to take away her parents’ youth to keep himself young using a device connected to the mirror and make her as his mate, she has to stop him before it’s too late.
1. Read a book set during the summer – Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr
2. Read a book with a mirror on the cover
3. Read a book where a character has an ability to stay young
4. Read a book with a true or fated mate

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The Tale of the Hungry Hounds
Amy and Pam discover their late aunt’s old horse-riding jacket in an old trunk. When Pam puts on the jacket, she becomes possessed by the aunt’s spirit, who must feed her hungry dogs in order to rest in peace.
1. Read a book with a dog on the cover
2. Read a book where a character is possessed
3. Read a book with food on the cover – Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods
4. Read a book with a jacket on the cover

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The Tale of the Nightly Neighbors
A new family moves into Emma’s neighborhood. They are originally from Eastern Europe, wear black, collect blood, and are only active at night.
1. Read a book where the MC moves – Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods
2. Read a book with a vampire
3. Read a book set in Europe
4. Read a book where a character is active mostly at night

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The Tale of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Dean is a high school outcast who gets a chance to have some power from awakening an ancient secret hidden in the school. In doing, so he briefly forgets the person who cares for him most without realizing it.
1. Read a book where the MC is a student
2. Read a book where a character suffers from amnesia for at least part of the book
3. Read a book with an MPG of magic
4. Read a book where the MC is a witch or wizard

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The Tale of the Prom Queen
Three kids attempt to find the truth behind an urban legend of a young girl who died while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up for the prom.
1. Read a book with a 3 in the page count
2. Read a book where the MC dances
3. Read a book with a creature from a legend or myth
4. Read a book where a character dies

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The Tale of Jake and the Leprechaun
Jake Joysen is an aspiring, young actor who is excited to be part of a play titled Will o’ the Wisp, but Jake himself soon learns in due time that there is much more to the play than meets the eye.
1. Read a book where a character is an actor/actress
2. Read a book with an MPG or mystery
3. Read a book with an Irish character or Leprechaun
4. Read a book with an author or an MC who has the same first and last initial

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The Tale of the Dark Music
Andy moves into a new neighborhood where things do not start out well until he figures out that there is something hidden inside his basement that only seems to appear whenever music is played.
1. Read a book with an MPG of music
2. Read a book where a character goes into a basement during the book
3. Read a book with a dark cover
4. Read a book with an author or MC who has either a first or last initial of A

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The Tale of the Pinball Wizard
Despite being warned by his boss against playing the pinball machine and finish cleaning up before going home, Ross plays a pinball game that comes to life when he is left in the mall after closing time.
1. Read a book where a character gets in trouble with his/her boss
2. Read a book where a character plays a game
3. Read a book where a character is somewhere they are not supposed to be
4. Read a book with a wizard on the cover

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The Tale of the Final Wish
Despite being 13 years old, Jill still loves fairy tales and believes in “happily ever after.” When Jill wishes for everyone who has bullied her and lectured her about her immature behavior to go away, a hippie-looking man known as The Sandman kidnaps Jill and shows her a world where her wish has come true and her beloved fairy tales have a dark side.
1. Read a book with a HEA
2. Read a book where a character is bullied
3. Read a book a character is kidnapped
4. Read a book where someone has a dark side

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The Tale of the Midnight Madness
Dr. Vink helps a struggling movie theater gain more patrons with a copy of the classic vampire film, Nosferatu, but when Dr. Vink gets cheated out of his money in saving the theater, he curses the famous movie monster to step out of the movie and haunt the theater, and it’s up to two teenaged ushers to break the curse.
1. Read a book where the MC watches a movie
2. Read a book with a curse in it
3. Read a book with a monster in it
4. Read a book with the word midnight in the title

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Life and Death

Duration: 1st July – 31st July 2021
Number of books: 3
Hosted by: Bookworm Bitches

July 2021: Life and Death
Duration: 7/1/2021-7/31/2021

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 where a character suffers a loss – Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
2. Read a book with a conflict – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods
3. Read a book where the main character changes their life) – Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott

International Friendship Day Scavenger Challenge

Duration: 1st July – 31st July 2021
Number of books: 7
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

JULY SCAVENGER : INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY
DURATION : July 1 – 31, 2021

July 30 is International Friendship Day, so why not celebrate — and get to know a bit more about — our Goodreads friends?

Go to your Goodreads friends list, then complete the tasks as directed below. It will require sorting in a number of different ways, possibly some ways you never noticed before 🙂

1. Read a book by an author whose first or last initial appears in the name of the friend you most recently added; tell us the friend’s name and post a link to the author’s GR page (Bekele Hall)

2. Read a book whose page total includes at least one number from your number of friends; tell us how many pages and how many GR friends you have (74) – Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods (376 pp.)

3. Click on the letter that your first name begins with (can use your real name or your screen name). Read a book from any shelf of one of the friends on that list; tell us the friend and the shelf on which you found the book (Slavia mafia clan)
NOTE : If you have no GR friends whose names begin with the same letter as yours, go to the next letter in the alphabet; continue as needed.

4. Sort by “last status.” Read a book whose title begins with a letter in the first name on your list (disregard A, An and The in the book title); tell us the friend’s name (John Kerry) – Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott

5. Sort by “date added” and scroll to the last name on the list (will be the first GR friend you added). Read a book originally published in the year you added that friend; tell us the year and the friend (2016)

6. Sort by “books added” and find the friend who has the most books on their shelf (should be the first name on the list). Read a book whose ISBN number contains at least two numbers from their total books; tell us the friend, the number of books on their shelf and your book’s ISBN (54,929) – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods

7. Sort by “number of friends” and use the first name on the list. Read a book whose average GR rating contains at least one number from that person’s number of GR friends; tell us the rating, the friend’s name and their number of friends (5,091) – Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr (4.11 stars)

CHALLENGE RULES :
See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.
PLEASE NOTE : When we ask for an item shown prominently on the cover, we should be able to see the item in the thumbnail, without having to click through to the book’s page.

♦ 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.

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above for rules regarding graphic novels. Please remember that ONLY graphic novels can be combined.) 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. If you listen to an audiobook, please be sure that the link you post indicates a page count for the book, even if that means linking to an edition different from the one you listened to.

♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. For the tasks that call for a specific author initials or name/s, you must include a link to the author’s name.
    If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or author, see the instructions here: Add a link to the book title and/or author

♦ When you complete the challenge, please copy and paste your entire list as a new message at the end of the challenge thread. If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your links and formatting. If you don’t repost your list, with appropriate links, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. Please do NOT simply post a link back to your original post.

Arcadia: Dystopian Bunker

Duration: 1st July – 30th September 2021
Number of books: 36
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

Arcadia
Dystopian Bunker

the world has ended oh noes!

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Duration
July 1st – September 30th

Rules
Complete at least 9 tasks to get the vampire heart
All genres welcome
Rereads welcome
No minimum page count
One book per task

Levels
9 books
18 books
27 books
36 books

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The Outside
1. Read a book with a city scape on the cover
2. Read a book with an outdoor setting on the cover – Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
3. Read a book where most of the book takes place outside – Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott
4. Read a book with any type of outdoor physical feature in the title (Lake, Ocean, Stone, Beach, Tree, Type of Flower, Clouds etc) – A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods

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False Floor – Hidden Entrance
1. Read a book with a title that has all the letters of FLOOR in it
2. Read a book with the word “Hidden” in the title or series
3. Read a book where an object/room is hidden
4. Read a book with a door on the cover

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Monitor Station
1. Read a book with something electronic on the cover
2. Read a book where a character works with computers
3. Read a book whose title starts with the letter “M” – Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods
4. Read a book with the word “station” in the title or series name

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Research and Infirmary
1. Read a book where a character does research of some kind during the book
2. Read a book where the MC works in the medical profession
3. Read a book with a hospital scene in the book – Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods
4. Read a book where a character is a scientist

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Horticulture
1. Read a book with a one word title – Geekerella by Ashley Poston
2. Read a book where the MC goes into a garden during the book – Wild Man Creek by Robyn Carr
3. Read a book with something green on the cover
4. Read a book with a plant(s) or flower(s) on the cover

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Repair Bay
1. Read a book where the MC has a blue collar career
2. Read a book with a tool on the cover (Hammer, Ax, Screwdriver, Tape Measure etc)
3. Read a book where a character repairs something during the book
4. Read a book with the word “bay” in the text

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Saloon
1. Read a book where a character works in a bar/saloon
2. Read a book with an alcoholic beverage on the cover
3. Read a book where the MC has too much to drink
4. Read a book with an MPG of history or historical

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Living Quarters
1. Read a book with an indoor scene on the cover
2. Read a book set where a group of characters live together (apartment complex, house where a shifter pack/vampire clan lives etc)
3. Read a book where the MC lives alone
4. Read a book with at least one scene set in a bedroom

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Generator Systems
1. Read a book with an MPG of Science Fiction
2. Read a book with the word “generator” in the text
3. Read a book tagged dystopian or apocalypse
4. Read a book with a two word title