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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Goodreads 2018 Summer Scavenger Challenge - Music Styles: Wrap-up Post

2018 SUMMER SCAVENGER CHALLENGE : MUSIC STYLES
DURATION : 6/21/18 - 9/20/18
23/23 Completed

✔1. A CAPPELLA: 
♪ Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in ACAPPELLA (ALL words count; 2-word minimum; to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase) OR a book whose title begins with a vowel (disregard A, An and The).

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman - 9 July 2018

Read a book whose title begins with a vowel [U]


✔2. BLUEGRASS: 
♪ Read a book set in either Ireland or Scotland; tell us where OR a book with a compound word in the title (two or more words are joined together to form a new word with an entirely different meaning; see this list for examples, if necessary).

The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen (The Messy Man, Book #1) - 15 Aug 2018

Read a book with a compound word in the title [night + mare = nightmare]


✔3. BLUES: 
♪ Read a book by an author whose name contains a color word (will accept BLACKwell, GREENberg, etc.); post a link to the author's GR page OR a book set in a rural area. 

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay - 15 July 2018

Read a book set in a rural area


✔4. BOSSA NOVA: 
♪ Read a book that features a dancer; tell us who OR a book whose title or author's name (first or last) ENDS with A or Z; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page.

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #2) - 21 June 2018

Read a book whose title or author's name (first or last) ENDS with A or Z [author's first name ends with A]


✔5. BRASS/MILITARY: 
♪ Read a book with a character who is or was in the military (any era, any country, any service branch); tell us who OR a book whose title contains a word that rhymes with BRASS.

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher - 12 Sept 2018

Read a book with a character who is or was in the military (any era, any country, any service branch); tell us who [Emily Shepherd's dad is a former soldier suffering from PTSD]


✔6. CLASSICAL: 
♪ Read a book with an unusually large cast of characters OR a book that you gave a higher rating to than the GR average rating; tell us both ratings.

Boundless by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly, Book #3) - 12 July 2018

Read a book that you gave a higher rating to than the GR average rating; tell us both ratings [4.14 average Goodreads rating; my rating 5 stars]


✔7. COUNTRY: 
♪ Read a book featuring a character who earns his/her living as a musician; tell us who OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in COUNTRY (to use a letter more than once, it must appear more than once in the phrase); post a link to the author's GR page.

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, Book #1) - 3 July 2018

Read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in COUNTRY [CN] 


✔8. DIXIELAND: 
♪ Read a book set in New Orleans OR a book with an X in the title or author's name; if using the author option, post a link to the author's GR page.

Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3) - 27 June 2018

Read a book with an X in the title or author's name [X in the author's first name, Alex]


✔9. FOLK: 
♪ Read a book featuring a person who works in a blue-collar career; tell us who and the career OR a book whose title begins with F (ALL words count!).

Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans - 18 July 2018

Read a book featuring a person who works in a blue-collar career; tell us who and the career [Beth works at a dry cleaners shop]


✔10. HIP HOP: 
♪ Read a book whose title contains at least two significant words that begin with the same letter OR a book that has been released at least once more since its original publication; tell us both years (you may read the original release or a newer release).

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - 22 July 2018

Read a book that has been released at least once more since its original publication; tell us both years [2012 in Swedish and 2014 in English]


✔11. JAZZ: 
♪ Read a book set between 1850 and 1925; tell us when OR a book set in the southern USA (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi or Florida); tell us the state.

Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper (Southern Eclectic, Book #1) - 1 Sept 2018

Read a book set in the southern USA (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi or Florida); tell us the state [Georgia]


✔12. LATIN: 
♪ Read a book with a main character whose FIRST name begins with a letter in LATIN; tell us the character OR a book set in a Latin American country; tell us the country this site might help.

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz (Hawthorne, Book #1) - 10 Aug 2018

Read a book with a main character whose FIRST name begins with a letter in LATIN; tell us the character [A=Anthony]


✔13. METAL: 
♪ Read a book that you could not put down OR a book with an "in your face" character; tell us who.

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young - 26 Aug 2018

Read a book that you could not put down


✔14. OPERA: 
♪ Read a book with DRAMA on its main GR page OR read a book with a diva-type character who could be labeled a "drama queen;" tell us who.

In the Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murder Squad, Book #1) - 6 Aug 2018

Read a book with a diva-type character who could be labeled a "drama queen;" tell us who [Rosalyn]


✔15. POP: 
♪ Read a book whose main character is a teenager; tell us how old OR a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page.

Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber - 28 July 2018

Read a book with ROMANCE on its main GR page


✔16. R&B: 
♪ Read a book from a series that has a consistent character; tell us how OR a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name; post a link to the author's GR page.

Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3) - 27 June 2018

Read a book by an author who uses an initial instead of a first name; post a link to the author's GR page 


✔17. REGGAE: 
♪ Read a book with at least two distinctly different genres on its main GR page; tell us the genres OR a book with consecutive double letters in the author's FIRST name; post a link to the author's GR page.

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel - 28 July 2018

Read a book with consecutive double letters in the author's FIRST name; post a link to the author's GR page [KeNNeth] 


✔18. RELIGIOUS/SACRED: 
♪ Read a book in which religion/faith is important OR a book whose title contains an adjective (a word that describes something/someone; this list might help).

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore - 4 July 2018

Read a book in which religion/faith is important


✔19. ROCK: 
♪ Read a book with a rock or stone object show prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book whose title contains the letters R-O-C-K (not necessarily in order). 

Invisible Darkness: The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams - 12 Aug 2018

Read a book whose title contains the letters R-O-C-K (not necessarily in order)


✔20. ROCKABILLY: 
♪ Read a book by an author whose first or last name is Billy (all forms of William - Will, Willie, Bill, Billy acceptable; also, last name Williams or Williamson will work); post a link to the author's GR page OR read a book whose title contains consecutive double consonants.

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber - 21 July 2018

Read a book whose title contains consecutive double consonants [StaRRy]


✔21. SOUL: 
♪ Read a book by an African-American author; post a link to the author's GR page OR a book whose title contains only words that are no more than four letters long (2-word minimum).

The Good House by Tananarive Due - 24 Aug 2018

Read a book by an African-American author; post a link to the author's GR page


✔22. SWING / BIG BAND: 
♪ Read a book whose title contains a word that starts with "SW" OR read a book that takes place during the 1930's; tell us when. 

Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie - 4 Aug 2018

Read a book that takes place during the 1930's; tell us when [it doesn't specifically say the year, but the setting is 1930s]


✔23. TECHNO: 
♪ Read a book with a character who uses new technology in his/her career; tell us how and the character OR a book whose plot seems to be missing something; without giving away spoilers, explain why you feel that way.

Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (The Hatching, Book #3) - 16 July 2018

Read a book with a character who uses new technology in his/her career; tell us how and the character [Shotgun and Gordo invent a weapon that can track the spider queens]


Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman The Nightmare Room (The Messy Man #1) by Chris Sorensen The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay Hallowed (Unearthly, #2) by Cynthia Hand The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher Boundless (Unearthly, #3) by Cynthia Hand Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill Mirrored (Kendra Chronicles, #3) by Alex Flinn Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic, #1) by Molly HarperThe Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber Ensnared (Splintered, #3) by A.G. Howard Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore Invisible Darkness The Horrifying Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams Starry Night A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber The Good House by Tananarive Due Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie Zero Day (The Hatching, #3) by Ezekiel Boone

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