This seasonal challenge is set in two parts – A and B
Read either A or B for your EASY challenge
Read A and B for your HARD challenge
#1. State your challenge level then list (and LINK) all the books you plan to read for the challenge. Make sure to put the cover pic up when using the “colour” categories
#2. Upon completion of a book, rate it and update your progress.
#3. Don’t forget our minimum of 125 pages – full guidelines HERE
#4. At least TWO Aussie authors are required – but challenge yourself to read as many as you can 🙂
I’m going with the Easy challenge as I have been struggling to get through the challenges recently, I’ll be using Part B.
#7. Title: Read a book that has any of these summer themed words in the title; ‘Sun’, ‘Summer’, ‘Heat’ or ‘Hot’.
#8. 25th December: Read a novel with a Christmas setting.
Kerry Greenwood – Murder in the Dark (Aussie Author)
It’s Christmas, and Phryne has an invitation to the Last Best party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza being held at Werribee Manor house and grounds by the Golden Twins, Isabella and Gerald Templar. She knew them in Paris, where they caused a sensation. Phryne is in two minds about going when she starts receiving anonymous threats warning her against attending. She promptly decides to accept the invitation – after all, no one tells Phryne what to do. At the Manor, she is accommodated in the Iris room, and at the party meets two polo-playing women, a Goat lady (and goat), a large number of glamorous young men and a very rude child called Tarquin. The acolytes of the golden twins are smoking hashish and dreaming, and Phryne finds that the jazz is as hot as the drinks are cold and indulges in flirtations, dancing, and mint juleps. Heaven.
It all seems like good clean fun until three people are kidnapped, one of them the abominable child, and Phryne must puzzle her way through the cryptic clues of the scavenger hunt to retrieve the hostages and save the party from disaster.
(Media: dead tree, audio book?)
Series: Phryne Fisher #16
#9. New Years Eve: What better way to say goodbye to 2016 than by reading a book that was published this year!
#10. Cover – Read a book with EITHER a snow scene OR a beach scene on the cover
#11. Holiday – Read a book where the MC (main character) is on holidays
#12. Reader’s Choice: Read any book of your choice
Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
(Media: dead tree)
Series: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1