August Monthly Challenge
1.' A' is for August: READ a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.
2. Happy Anniversary!: READ a book that was published in August of any year or read a book of an RRRC member that joined in August of any year. Link to member list, beginning with August 2016
3. Featured Author Challenge (FAC) author - Lisa Renee Jones: READ one book written by Lisa Renee Jones or any author with her first or last name. Link to Lisa Renee Jones's backlist .
Fun Facts about Lisa:
*Before marriage and kids, Lisa wanted to be an actress and did a lot of film and theatre.
READ a book set in the entertainment industry OR has a character in the entertainment industry (does not need to be main character).
*Before becoming an author, Lisa owned a multi-state staffing agency and in 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine
READ a book with a female character as a business person OR read a book with a 1, 9 or 8 in the page number
*Lisa's series TALL, DARK AND DEADLY and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN both spent several months on the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists
READ a book from either of those series or any book that has been on a best seller list (any list)
4. August is National Catfish Month: In the late 1980s, the US Congress designated August as National Catfish Month to recognize the importance of this all-American product and the hard work of those who bring it to our tables. The majority of U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is produced on family-owned farms in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas farmers.
READ a book where someone goes fishing OR with a fish on the cover OR is set in one of the states mentioned or the US South.
5. National Picnic Month: The word ‘picnic’ is thought to have first been used by Tony Willis in 1692, and from that point forward everyone from the working class to the upper crust have been fascinated with taking their repast outside under the sky.
READ a book with 'picnic' or 'basket' in the text OR with a character or author whose name is any variation of Tony or Willis (Toni, Anthony, Antoinette, Will, William, Bill, etc) OR a book with food or a sky on cover
6. August 1 - National Mountain Climbing Day: National Mountain Climbing Day was established in honor of Bobby Matthews and Josh Madigan for successfully climbing the 46 High Peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.
READ a book with mountains on the cover OR set in New York State OR the numbers 4 or 6 in the page number.
7. August 6 - Wiggle Your Toes Day: This day was established to encourage you to give your little piggy toes some exercise. Those ten extremities at the ends of your feet, are crying out for a little freedom. Let 'em free!!
READ a book that shows feet or toes on the cover OR read a book with a 'wiggly' character (your interpretation) OR read a book with 10 in the publication date.
8. August 19 - Aviation Day: The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were pioneer aviators in the United States. Orville was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. His first flight was December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This inaugural flight was soon to change the skies forever.
READ a book with an airplane or other air transportation on the cover OR read a book with characters who fly somewhere OR read a book with a Kitty (cat) or a Hawk (bird) on the cover.
9. August 27 - Just Because Day: Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it's expected of us. None of those reasons apply today. So...
READ a book Just Because!
10. Reader's Choice:
READ any book of your choice.
READ any book of your choice.
3. Risky Engagement - Merline Lovelace (SRS #1613 - June 2010) (female business owner) - Aug 13
4. Talk Cowboy to Me - Carolyn Brown (Sourcebooks Casablanca - Mar 2017) (Texas) - Aug 6
5. A Bride, a Barn, and a Baby - Nancy Robards Thompson (HSE #2560 - July 2017) (picnic event) - Aug 9
6. Christmas on Crimson Mountain - Michelle Major (HSE #2520 - Dec 2016) (mountains) - Aug 17
8. Even Vampires Get the Blues - Sandra Hill (Avon - Aug 2015) (fly CA to LA) - Aug 3
10. My Fair Princess - Vanessa Kelly (Zebra - Sept 2016) - Aug 16