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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Goodreads Spring 2018 Scavenger Challenge - Umbrellas: Wrap-up Post



Duration: March 21 - June 20, 2018

20/20 tasks completed


✔1. ☂ Read a book that takes place in any ancient civilization (before 1200 AD; tell us when) or in modern day Assyria or Egypt OR read a book with a palm tree or palm fronds on its cover; remember to post the cover.

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters - 16 June 2018

Read a book that takes place in any ancient civilization (before 1200 AD; tell us when) or in modern day Assyria or Egypt [takes place in Egypt]


✔2. ☂ Read a book written by a female author OR read a book with a bright, sunny scene on its cover; post the cover.

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers - 7 Apr 2018

Read a book written by a female author


✔3. ☂ Read a book in any position from 400 - 1,000 (inclusive) on your TBR; tell us the position OR read a book with a wealthy female character (tell us who).

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson - 14 Apr 2018

Read a book in any position from 400 - 1,000 (inclusive) on your TBR; tell us the position [764]


✔4. ☂ Read a book with a rainy or stormy scene on its cover (post the cover) OR read a book with an intact "20" in its total page count (tell us how many pages).

Flu by Wayne Simmons - 23 Apr 2018

Read a book with an intact "20" in its total page count (tell us how many pages) [320]


✔5. ☂ Read a book that takes place in the 1700's OR read a book that takes place in England.

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor - 5 May 2018

Read a book that takes place in England


✔6. ☂ Read a book by an author whose last name ENDS in "Y" or read a book where a character is scorned or ridiculed for an idea (briefly tell us what).

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - 21 Mar 2018

Read a book by an author whose last name ENDS in "Y" [Yancey = Y]


✔7. ☂ Read a book that is in the middle of a series (anything but first or last; tell us the book's position in the series) OR read a book with a blue and/or green cover; post the cover.

Bared to the Laird by Eliza Knight - 2 Apr 2018

Read a book that is in the middle of a series (anything but first or last; tell us the book's position in the series) [2nd book in the series]


✔8. ☂ Read a book with any of the following items on its cover: liquor, dagger, knife, paper, or pencil; remember to post the cover OR read a book in which a character hides something significant (physical objects only; tell us what).

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - 21 Apr 2018

Read a book in which a character hides something significant (physical objects only; tell us what) [a dead body]


✔9. ☂ Read a book involving a spy or secret agent of some type OR read a book whose location starts with a letter in WEAPON; tell us where.

Genesis by Brendan Reichs - 12 Apr 2018

Read a book involving a spy or secret agent of some type [Min's father is a secret agent]


✔10. ☂ Read a book whose title starts with "U" (disregard a|an|the) OR read a book by an author whose first or last name is Samuel (reasonable variations accepted - i.e. Sam, Samantha, Samuels).

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand - 11 June 2018

Read a book whose title starts with "U" (disregard a|an|the) [Unearthly = U]


✔11. ☂ Read a book by an author whose first or last name is Bradford or Philips (reasonable variations accepted - i.e. Brad, Bradley, Phillipa) OR read a book in which something is invented; tell us what.

14 by Peter Clines - 19 Apr 2018

Read a book in which something is invented; tell us what [a machine to stop the end of the world]


✔12. ☂ Read a book in which a character uses a cane or walking stick OR read a book whose author's first and last initial may be found in one of the types of umbrellas (tell us which one).

Into the Light by Aleatha Romig - 28 Mar 2018

Read a book whose author's first and last initial may be found in one of the types of umbrellas (tell us which one) [traditional = AR = Aleatha Romig]


✔13. ☂ Read a book with an alcoholic beverage on its cover; post the cover OR read a book that takes place in Mexico.


A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage - 10 June 2018

Read a book with an alcoholic beverage on its cover


✔14.☂ Read a book that takes place in China OR read a book with a character who is a blue-collar worker; tell us the occupation.

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey - 13 May 2018

Read a book with a character who is a blue-collar worker; tell us the occupation [Eddie Parks is a Sergeant]


✔15. ☂ Read a book whose author's name or any title word contain double L's (LL) OR read a book in which someone owns a successful business (tell us who).

Sins & Needles by Karina Halle

Read a book whose author's name or any title word contain double L's (LL) [Halle = LL]


✔16. ☂ Read a book in which a character plays golf (tell us who) OR read a book whose title begins with a letter in "ROWAN" (disregard a|an|the).

White Fang by Jack London - 26 Apr 2018

Read a book whose title begins with a letter in "ROWAN" [W = White]


✔17. ☂ Read a book whose title contains a noun that ends in "ER" or read a book whose cover shows an open umbrella (table umbrellas are fine); post the cover.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - 18 May 2018

Read a book whose title contains a noun that ends in ER [Wallflower]


✔18. ☂ Read a book with a 2 in the total number of pages; tell us how many pages OR read a book with any of the following words in its title: OPEN, CLOSE, PIN, SPRING, or HOLLOW.

Dreamfall by Amy Plum - 31 Mar 2018

Read a book with a 2 in the total number of pages [288]


✔19.☂ Read a book that is an even number in a series (tell us the series and the book's position) OR read a children's book (must still meet the 150 pp. minimum requirement).

The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country by Laura Lee Hope - 5 Apr 2018

Read a children's book


✔20. ☂ Read a book that may be classified in at least two different genres; tell us the genres OR read a book in which a character 'handles' a situation in a quality manner (briefly tell us why).

Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema - 28 Mar 2018

Read a book in which a character 'handles' a situation in a quality manner [Karen's husband, Simon, is having an affair and he leaves her after their daughter is injured in a hit and run and is in a coma; rather than despise the other woman, Karen invites her into her home and gets to know her and tries to understand why her husband loves the other woman]


Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1) by Courtney Summers I Am Legend by Richard Matheson Flu by Wayne Simmons The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Bared to the Laird (Highland Bound, #2) by Eliza Knight The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Genesis by Brendan Reichs Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand 14 by Peter ClinesInto the Light (The Light, #1) by Aleatha Romig A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1) by Karina Halle White Fang by Jack London The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1) by Amy Plum The Bobbsey Twins' Adventure in the Country (Bobbsey Twins) by Laura Lee Hope Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema 

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