Friday, June 12, 2020

May reading recap

May Reading Progress

General Tracking

AtoZ  and  Alphabet Soup #AlphabetSoupChallenge  - May letters :  P, R,Y
completed previously - A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, O, P, S, T, U, W

Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge- May letters:
completed previously A, B, C, D, E, F, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V, W

Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2020  Tracked Here  completed 6/5 in total

New series in May:  Teddy Fay (#2 ) by Stuart Woods & Parnell Hall

Previously read:  Hannah Swensen; Hat Shop Mystery Series; Library Lover's Series;  Murder She Wrote;  New Orleans Scrapbooking Series;  Private; Stone Barrington,  Under Suspicion;

Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Tracked Here  /36 books read  (39 previously)

Literary Escapes  (Destination)  Visited in May: States: MT, NC, NV  Countries: China, Wales

visited previously CA, CT, FL. HI, IL, MA, MI , MN, MO, NY, OH, OR, TN, TX, WA, VT plus Australia, England, France, Ireland, Israel, Yugoslavia

Specific Criteria


PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge  completed in May # 28(meant to read in 2019), 33 (in country with "C"),
completed previously # 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 34, 35, 38,40, 41, 43,  46, 47, 49, 50

Around the Year in 52 Books  completed in May #27 (history or historical fiction),  35 (geometric pattern or element on the cover )
completed previously # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51

52 Books in 52 Weeks completed in May  #45 (cost you less than $5),
completed previously  #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 35, 37, 39, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48 , 52

BooklistQueen completed in May  ##15 (set in asia), 17 (celebrity memoir )
completed previously #3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42, 43, 46, 49

20 in 20 #Read20in2020 completed in May #

completed previously #1F, 2 NF, #5 F/NF, 7 F/NF, 8 F/NF, 9F, 10F, 13F, , 16F, 17F, 18F,

NJM Book Challenge  #NJMBookChallenge2020   completed in May #3(self published), #22 (spec-fic book):
completed previously #1, 2, 3,  4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23,  24, 25

Wizarding World Tour
  • Beauxbatons: 0 new prompts in May 
    • 5/7 prompts completed previously
  • Castelobruxo- 0 prompts in May - 
    • 6/7 prompts completed previously
  • Durmstrang:   prompt in May - 
    • 6/7 prompts completed previously
  • Hogwarts:  0 new prompts in May 
    •  5/7 prompts completed previously
  • Ilvermorny-  prompt in May - 
    • 6/7 prompts completed previously
  • Koldovstoretz- 1  prompt in May -   involving potions; 
    • 2/7 prompts completed previously
  • Mahoutokoro-   new prompt in May - 
    • 3/7 prompts completed previously
  • Uagadou-   prompt in May - 
    • 4/7 prompts completed previously


While I was Reading  in May - #
completed previously- #1, 2, 4, 11

What's in a Name 0 new prompts in May -
completed previously- An Antonym, Given/First Name; reference to children; one of 4 natural elements

Color Coded  0 prompts in May -
completed previously Beige, Blue, Black, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, White,  and Yellow

Monthly Motif #MonthlyMotifGXO  Author Introduction
Monthly Keyword #MonthlyKeyWordGXO-    Keyword  Sky, Name, Blue, Book, Enchant, Is


    Monthly Book Awards #GXOAwardReadingChallenge - Agatha Award 2013


    TBR Based Challenges


    2020TBR #2020TBRReadingChallenge: completed in May - # 16 (Asia)
    completed previously  # 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16 (n america, australia, europe), 17,  20, 21


    Beat the Backlist #BeatTheBacklist2020  completed 7  books in May ;   new bingo square:

    completed previously 13  bingo squares:  #1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23


    Back List Reader  #Backlistreader Tracked Here  /24 read  (26 read previously)

    Start on Your Shelfathon  #StartOnYourShelfathon Tracked Here  26/5  thru May  2020

    Mount TBR  #MountTBR2020 Tracked Here  /24 read  (26 read previously)

    Genre Specific


    Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2020  a prompt in Jun -
    previously a prompt in 10 months-Jan, Feb Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul,  Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

    Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal - Mysteries Tracked Here  /25 total comp (23 prev)

    Craving for Cozies  Tracked Here  /26 total completed  (11 completed previously)

    Cruisin thru Cozies  completed  # ()  /20  total completed;   (14 completed previously)
    previously read the culinary, animal, craft, outside US, career, holiday and 4 freebie

    Historical Fiction  #2020HFReadingChallenge  Tracked Here  2/5  The Opium Lord's Daughter

    Memoir  total completed 4/5  Read   # ( )
    previously read memoir for the Food memoir category; Mental Health/Illness, person who identifies as LGBTQIA,  Lab Girl fits multiple prompts using for under 300 pages



    Creative Tracking Challenges


    Medical Examiner Challenge-  Total 88 Toe Tags in 37 Books

    • 22 new toe tags in May for  9 books 

    Murder Mysteries Bingo-

    • 14 new squares:  
      • 2 on weapons;  
      • 5 on crime scenes;  
      • 2 on Clues and Cliches,  
      • 5 on Red Herrings
    • previously 64 squares had been marked
      • 19 on weapons
      • 19 on crime scenes;  
      • 13 on Clues and Cliches,  
      • 13 on Red Herrings


    • 5 New Bingos-  
      • Weapons:  Row 2 
      • Crime Scenes: Row 3, 4, 5
      • Clues and Cliches:  Row 2
      • Red Herrings: none
    • 3 Bingos previously:  
      • Weapons:  Row 1 and Row 5 ;
      • Crime Scenes: Row 1
      • Clues and Cliches- none
      • Red Herrings- none


    Six Shooter Challenge  -
    • new author targets for:
      •  Leslie Budewitz
      • Sheila Connolly
      • CA Phipps
    • added shots to:
      • 1 Stuart Woods (total of 4);  
      • 4 for VM Burns (total of 5)


    11 authors with no hits this month target:

    1 shot each on:  Debra Sennefelder; Sherry Harris;  Amanda Flower; Joann Cambell Slan; Lucy Burdette;  Agatha Christie;  Jessica Fletcher;  Sara Paretsky
    2 shots each on: Laura Childs ; Mary Higgins Clark;
    3 shots on Jenn McKinlay;  James Patterson


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