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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Goodreads Spring 2017 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge - Spring Has Sprung: Wrap-up Post

Spring has Sprung!!
Duration: March 21 - June 20, 2017

17/18 completed

✔1. Read a book whose cover shows a flower or a blooming tree/shrub OR read a book in which at least 2 sisters are main characters OR read a book whose title starts with a letter found in PRIMROSE (ignore a/an/the).

Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland


Read a book whose title starts with a letter found in PRIMROSE [S=Shadows]



✔2. Read a book that centers around a fair, festival, or carnival OR read a book whose title is a question OR read a book in which a character fakes an illness or injury.

Fast in the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail by Debbie Clarke Moderow

Read a book that centers around a fair, festival, or carnival - it surrounds the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race


✔3. Read a book that takes place in the 1600’s OR read a book in which a trick is played on someone (tell us what) OR read a book with a fish or someone’s back on its cover; remember to post the cover.

Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #3)

Read a book with a fish or someone's back on its cover



✔4. Read a book whose cover shows an obvious daytime or nighttime scene; post the cover OR read a book published in March or September (any year; tell us the publication date) OR read a book whose main character’s first name starts with a letter in EQUINOX; tell us the character's name.


Read a book whose main character's first name starts with a letter in EQUINOX: Tell us the character's name - Eve


✔5. Read a book whose title contains the word “FIRE” (may be a compound word) OR read a book that takes place in Scotland OR read a book in which a party of some kind is celebrated (tell us what).

Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles, Book #2)

Read a book whose title contains the word "FIRE"


✔6. Read a book that is the fifth in a series OR read a book in which any type of goddess is mentioned (tell us who) OR read a book in which a main character is pregnant or has just had a baby in the past six months.


Read a book in which a main character is pregnant or has just had a baby in the past six months


✔7. Read a book with a green cover OR read a book that takes place during the Spring (March, April, May) OR read a book that somehow involves vegetables (i.e. takes place on a farm or at a farmer’s market, or character is a chef.)

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (The Book of Ivy, Book #1)

Read a book that takes place during the Spring: It takes place in May, when the annual arranged ceremony is held



8. Read a book in which a MC loves to garden (need not be professional) OR read a book with any type of green, non-flowering plant on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book with the letters V-E-R-N in the book's title (do not have to be consecutive, nor in order).

I had planned to read Poison by Bridget Zinn, but I never got a chance!


✔9. Read a book that takes place in the US South (AL, AR, DE, GA, FL, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV ) OR read a book with any type of berry on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book in which the main character is a baker (not chef!) of some kind.

The Elementals by Michael McDowell

Read a book that takes place in the US South (Alabama)


✔10. Read a book with any word synonymous with wind in its title (i.e. breeze, gale, etc.) OR read a book with a significant “wind scene” (i.e. a tornado, hurricane; briefly tell us about the scene) OR read a book with any type of bird on its cover (show us the cover).


Read a book with any type of bird on its cover



✔11. Read a book that takes place in any of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Scotland, Wales) OR read a book with a nest on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book in which a spouse or significant other has an affair.


 Read a book that takes place in any of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Scotland, Wales) [Crouch End, England]


✔12. Read a book with a Scottish character OR read a book with a bird’s name in its title or in the author’s name (compound words are okay) OR read a book whose title begins with a letter in GOWK (exclude a/an/the).

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #1)

Read a book whose title begins with a letter in GOWK (W=Wallbanger)



✔13. Read a book with a lawn or field visible on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book in which a character celebrates a birthday OR read a book whose title contains a word that rhymes with GRASS.

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs (Project Nemesis, Book #1)

Read a book in which a character celebrates a birthday


✔14. Read a book that takes place in New Hampshire OR read a book that takes place in the 1600’s OR read a book in which something is foretold; tell us what.

Read a book in which something is foretold: It is foretold that the main character will be a leader and people will look up to her


✔15. Read a book whose protagonist is a young female (6-24 years old) OR read a book that takes place in Greece OR read a book featuring someone who works as a waitress or barmaid.

Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #1)

Read a book whose protagonist is a young female, 6-24 years old


✔16. Read a book featuring siblings (tell us who) OR read a book with showers or flowers on its cover (show us the cover) OR read a book of poetry (may be an exception to the 150 pp. rule; however, you wouldn’t be able to use this poetry book in other challenges unless it is 150pp or more.)

Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn

Read a book featuring siblings - sisters who are twins



✔17. Read a book that takes place in any of the Northeast states (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI and VT) OR read a book whose setting is primarily a newsroom OR read a book with boots (bonus for galoshes!) on its cover; remember to post the cover.


✔18. Read a book that takes place in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Maldives) OR read a book featuring any paranormal creature (tell us what) OR read a book by a female author.

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