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1/11/20 8:31 A

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I did read a book set in each state. I started it about October of 2018 and finished it in January 2019. Some states were hard to find. It was fun, though.

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1/11/20 12:17 A

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That first challenge looks like fun, Connie. I'd just read and see where my books fit in rather than deliberately trying to find key books, though. I especially enjoy the 50 states and world challenges in Christian Fiction Devourers on Goodreads. Not that I'd ever read books set in every state, but it's fun to see where I go and how many I do read.

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1/10/20 8:06 P

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Iím not really doing the 4 quarter one by quarters. Iím filling things in as I read them. That way I donít have to look for nearly as many to fill it in. I have downloaded a few from KU that I want to read that fit into the challenge.

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1/10/20 7:10 P

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These look great. I tried one last year and got about 1/3 of the slots filled - sigh! I might give the first one a try and hit that one book somewhere in the month! I may actually accomplish it.

I saw another challenge that an author did last year and she had all the books she read on the list. If I ran into a snag I could just read the book she read! LOL!

I'm going to work on the second list too and see how many I can fill up.

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1/10/20 2:13 P

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These are the reading challenges through Avid Readers Of Christian Fiction, in case anyone is interested in a challenge. One is just one book per month, the other is 12 per quarter. All with different topics, etc.

2020 Christian Fiction Monthly Reading Challenge
January: Indie Published Author you have never read before
February: A story with hearts on the cover, or in the title
March: An author that has a last name that starts with the first letter of your first name. (If you have a hard time finding it, choose one that has a first name that starts with the same letter).
April: Book that has water/rain/rivers as a title, theme or the like.
May: Story that features a garden, planting, bulbs, flowers.
June: Wedding themed story
July: A book that features the making of a nation, political change or reformation
August: An independently published book that features college students or students.
September: Biblical fiction that is about a lesser known biblical character
October: CF with speculative elements
November: Story told from a male point of view as the main character
December: Christmas historical fiction set before 1950's

First Quarter - original copy
1. With a red cover
2. By author that shares the same initials as you
3. A color in the title
4. A character in the occupation you dreamed of as a child
5. By multiple authors
6. Under 100 pages
7. Set in a different country
8. That takes place on or near the ocean
9. Written by a person of color
10. That takes place during the Civil War
11. With a dual/triple timeline
12. With flowers on the cover
Second Quarter:
1. By a debut author
2. Chosen because you like the cover
3. Requested and bought by the library
4. Set in a cold climate
5. Recommended by a friend or family member
6. That won a Christian award
7. Over 300 pages long
8. The main character is a farmer, owns an orchard or gardening
9. Written for teens or YA
10. Published in 2020
11. That has a doctor in it
12. That includes food/baking. Bonus if it has recipes!
Third Quarter
1. By a male author
2. With a pet
3. With child(ren) as primary characters
4. That's lighthearted
5. From a genre outside your comfort zone
6. With a character that has special needs
7. A book in a series
8. A book that takes place somewhere you'd like to go
9. A book older than you are
10. From the bonus book category!
11. A book from an award winning author that didn't win an award
12. One that takes place on a beach
Fourth Quarter
1. From the 1920's
2. Features orphans, foster care or an orphanage
3. Written in another country other than the one of the origin of the reader
4. Published the month you were born
5. With 1st person POV
6. That won a Christy award in 2018-2019
7. Published by an independent publisher or self published.
8. That features a road trip or vacation
9. That is biblical fiction
10. About a topic that could be considered controversial
12. A woman that is a leader in her community is the heroine



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