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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Goodreads Winter Seasonal Scavenger Challenge: The Northern Lights Wrap-up Post

I'm finished!! And I'm done early for once :)

Winter Seasonal Scavenger Challenge: The Northern Lights
Duration: December 21, 2017 - March 20, 2018
16/16 books read

You’ve probably heard of the Northern Lights, also known as “Aurora borealis,” but what causes these spectacular displays? Read on to find out!

1. ❃ Read a book with the sun or a sunny scene on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose title starts with a letter in LIGHTS (exclude "a" "an" "the").

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza (DCI Erika Foster, Book #1)

Read a book whose title starts with a letter in LIGHTS [G=Girl]

2. ❃ Read a book that takes place in ancient Rome or mentions a goddess of any kind (tell us her name) OR read a book with “NORTH” or “SOUTH” in its title (“Northern” or “Southern” will work as well.)

At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)

Read a book that takes place in ancient Rome or mentions a goddess of any kind [Isis]

✔3. ❃ Read a book whose author’s last initial is found in “ZONE” OR read a book with an intact number between 66 – 69 in its total page count (66, 67, 68, 69 – i.e. 268 works, 628 does not).

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Read a book whose author's last initial is found in "ZONE" [E=Esquivel]

✔4. ❃ Read a book with a brightly colored cover (must be at least 3 different colors) OR read a book with a “colorful” character; tell us about the character.


Read a book with a "colorful" character [Ebenezer Scrooge is definitely colorful! He is an unusual man, who feels that the weak and sick should just die off to "decrease the surplus population." He is very unkind, rude and offensive]

5. ❃ Read a book published in 2013 OR read a book with any nighttime word in its title (i.e. dusk, evening, night, midnight).

The Night Child by Anna Quinn

Read a book with any nighttime word in its title

✔6. ❃ Read a book that takes place in Iceland OR read a book with a natural body of water on its cover (i.e. lake, ocean; not a swimming pool; remember to post the cover).

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Read a book with a natural body of water on its cover


7. ❃ Read a book that features an official competition of some kind (tell us what) OR read a book with any type of surfing equipment on its cover (remember to post the cover).

Carrie by Stephen King

Read a book that features an official competition of some kind [the Prom King and Queen]

✔8. ❃ Read a book with a bridge on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose setting is close to a border of some type - i.e. city, state, country (tell us where and tell us the close border).

A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak, Book #1)

Read a book whose setting is close to a border of some type (mountains in Alaska, near the US/Canada border - Alaska/Yukon)

9. ❃ Read a book that takes place in Alaska OR read a book that has any item indicating “hot” on its cover (i.e. a filled bath tub, a cup of coffee, etc.)
Read a book that has any item indicating "hot" on its cover [a filled bath tub]

10. ❃ Read a book that takes place in any type of campground or resort OR read a book that mentions hot tea at least once (tell us the context or include the sentence in which the hot tea is mentioned).

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)

Read a book that mentions hot tea at least once ["Since I'm not getting any more sleep, I'm going to put the kettle on and make some chamomile tea." and "Simon sipped his tea and didn't comment."]

11. ❃ Read a book with anywhere between 300-399 pages; tell us how many pages OR read a book with a sled on its cover (does not have to be a dogsled; post the cover).
Read a book with anywhere between 300-399 pages [338]

✔12. ❃ Read a book that has at least one Native American character OR read a book with any type of single chair on its cover (the chair may be occupied or empty); remember to post the cover.

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #5)
Read a book that has at least one Native American character [Charles Cornick is Native American]

✔13. ❃ Read a book where most of the plot takes place on the water OR read a book with a nighttime scene on its cover; post the cover.

A Very Gothic Christmas by Christine Feehan and Melanie George
Read a book with a nighttime scene on the cover



14. ❃ Read a book that takes place in Sweden OR read a book in which a formal dinner is served; briefly tell us about the meal:

Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Legacy, Book #3)

Read a book in which a formal dinner is served [Last Meal takes place every night, at a forty-foot dining room table filled to capacity with every type of food, followed by dessert, parfaits, fruit, coffee, wine, aperitifs]

✔15. ❃ Read a book that takes place in a remote location (tell us where) OR read a book that is #25 on your TBR sorted any way you choose.
Read a book that takes place in a remote location (Scottish Highlands)

16. ❃ Read a book that takes place in the Southern hemisphere OR read a book with a character who is a scientist, doctor, pilot, or cook.

Adam by Ted Dekker
Read a book with a character who is a scientist, doctor, pilot, or cook [the main character is a doctor]


The Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster, #1) by Robert Bryndza At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett The Night Child by Anna Quinn Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown Carrie by Stephen King A Cold Day For Murder (Kate Shugak, #1) by Dana Stabenow White Bodies by Jane Robins Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne BishopBewitching (Kendra Chronicles #2) by Alex Flinn Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5; Mercy Thompson World - Complete, #15) by Patricia Briggs A Very Gothic Christmas Two Novellas by Christine Feehan Blood Fury (Black Dagger Legacy, #3) by J.R. Ward Behind the Plaid (Highland Bound, #1) by Eliza Knight Adam by Ted Dekker

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