January Reading Challenge #4 ~ Monthly Challenge ~

This challenge comes to us from the Romance Readers Reading Challenges group on Goodreads

1. ‘J’ is for January: Read a book that starts with ‘J’ or by an author whose first or last name begins with ‘J’.

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from a January birthday celebrant’s GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the January birthday list. Eg My name is Jane and my birthday is 13 August. I can either pick a January birthday celebrant whose name starts with ‘J’ or was born on 13 January.

If neither of these options work, select a match as close as possible (either side of the initial or date).
January Birthday List

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA. Louisiana is well known for New Orlean’s Mardi Gras, so for this category you can also read a book centered around a celebration or involving a parade.

4. ‘New Year’ means New Year Resolutions! Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.

5. National Stay Healthy Month. Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration. For example, read a book where a main character is an athlete, doctor, nutritionist/dietician, physiotherapist, or where the character is recovering from ill health.

6. 13 Jan – This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie’s Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children’s book 🙂 [Not a Young Adult book.]

7. 14 Jan – National Dress Up Your Pet day: Read a book with a pet in the storyline.

8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: This is an easy category for everyone – Read a romance book! And a ‘High 5’ if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging!

9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your ‘normal’ bookshelves).
*Catering for those that don’t have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something’s back view or that ‘takes you back’ in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history).

10. Reader’s Choice: Read any book of your choice.

My Picks:

1. J is for January – Jet Mykles Heaven finished 1/5 4*
2. Happy Birthday BookWatcher – The Nothingness of Ben finished 1/3 4.25*
3. Geography (Celebration – Hanukkah)- Holiday Outing finished 1/6 4*
4. ‘New Year’ means New Year Resolutions! – One True Thing finished 1/2 5*
5. National Stay Healthy Month – Break and Enter finished 1/4 3.5*
6. 13 Jan – This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie’s Birthday! – An Unsettled Range finished 1/4 3.5*
7. 14 Jan – National Dress Up Your Pet day – Keeping Promise Rock finished 1/6 5*
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January – One Night finished 1/7 4*
9. Backwards Day is Jan 31 – Lucky Boy finished 1/2 3*
10. Reader’s Choice – Stolen Summer finished 1/1 5*

Heaven (Heaven Sent, #1) The Nothingness of Ben Holiday Outing One True Thing (One Thing, #2) Break and Enter An Unsettled Range (Range, #3) Keeping Promise Rock (Promises, #1) One Night Lucky Boy Stolen Summer

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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