Sunday, 9 June 2019

COYER Scavenger Hunt

You might have seen my COYER Summer Hunt Challenge sign-up post last month? Well, the Challenge is now underway and the huge table laid out below is the Scavenger Hunt. Intimidated? Me?!

Each book I read between the 1st June and the 31st August 2019 can count against only one of these criteria so I think half the challenge here will be picking the most appropriate in order to rack up those points. The Treasure Map has 65 squares and I've started out well with my first four reads.

I will move each criterion to the top of the table as it is used and will fill in my review links on this page as each blog post is published. I include the book synopsis and cover art in each of my review posts already so won't need to link to them separately.

You can find out more about the COYER Challenge at Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life

Description Required Verification Info Points
Read a book set at least 20 years in the future (or more). To The Blossom From The Flame by Jason Srebnick 4 (4)
Read the last book in a series Legacy by Terry Tyler
(Project Renova)
4 (8)
Read any type of crime novel. (police procedural, detective, etc.) The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Orczy (classic crime stories) 1 (9)
Read a book by an author you’ve previously read and given 5 stars Sea Of Glass by Rebecca Gransden
(previous: anemogram by Rebecca Gransden)
2 (11)
Read a book with no pictures only words on the cover Faire Mouche by Vincent Almendros 3 (14)
Read a book based on true events Escapes by Vic DiMartino 3 (17)
Read a book with no living thing on the cover A Knife For Harry Dodd by George Bellairs 3 (20)
Read a book featuring a male protagonist Confessions Of Zeno by Italo Svevo 2 (22)
Read a book with no magical or futuristic elements The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw 2 (24)
Read a nonfiction book that is not an autobiography In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (true crime) 2 (26)
Read a book with a man fully clothed on the cover David P Abbott in The Open Court 3 (29)
Read an autobiography My Past Is A Foreign Country by Zeba Talkhani 2 (31)
Read a book featuring a strong female protagonist Everything You Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma 3 (34)
Read an ARC from Netgalley or Edelweiss Mind Is The Ride by Jet McDonald 1 (35)
Read a book with a One Word Title Upperdown by David Brennan 2 (37)
Read a book set in the 1920s Storytellers by Bjorn Larssen 3 (40)
Read a complete trilogy The Montgomery Sisters by Kat Flannery
Fern / Poppy / Ivy
5 (45)
Read a book written by two Authors Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke 4 (49)
Read a book with a man on the cover (and no other people) Tahrir by Vladimir Volya 1 (50)
Read a book that retells a fairytale Slipper by Hester Velmans (Cinderella) 1 (51)
Read a book set in a Foreign Country The Girl Who Wasn't There by Ferdinand von Schirach (I'm in the UK, the book is set in Germany) 2 (53)
Read a book whose title contains all the letters in the word BLUE A Sip, A Bite, A Mouthful by Afsaneh Hojabri 4 (57)
Read a book with a POC as MC My Travels In Ding Yi by Shi Tiesheng 1 (58)
Read a Graphic novel The Yankee Comandante by Gani Jakupi 1 (59)
Read a book with a red item on the cover Razia by Abda Khan (London bus on cover) 1 (60)
Read a book that takes place during the summer sells sea shells by Mara Mer 3 (63)
Read a book with a cover that is at least 51% blue The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay 1 (64)
Step outside your comfort zone and read a book in a genre you have read less than 3 times this year Only The Lonely by Joanne Nicholson (1st time for this genre this year) 5 (69)
Read a book with a person with a disability as MC The Paper Bark Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu 2 (71)
Read a book featuring an animal prominently in the story The Murmur Of Bees by Sofia Segovia (Bees guide and protect the MC) 4 (75)
Read a book that's 1st in its series as indicated on Goodreads Le Chien Qui Ne Voulait Pas Sourire by Stephen Bly (Nathin T Riggins in the Far West #1) 1 (76)
IT’S HOT! HOT! HOT! Read a book in a hot location In The Company Of Strangers by Awais Khan (Lahore, Pakistan) 3 (79)
Read a book from an author with three names Dolores by Lauren Aimee Curtis 4 (83)
Read a book with the word BLUE in the title Blue Tide Rising by Clare Stevens 2 (85)
Read any type of Romance novel Now Let's Dance by Karine Lambert 1 (86)
Read a book with a cover that is at least 51% black and/or grey Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan 1 (87)
Read a book from Most anticipated 2019 book list on Goodreads The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 3 (90)
Read a book with a number in the title Confessions Of A Traveler: The Observations Of Alien 597 by Clara L Molina 4 (94)
Read a book with over 600 pages Between Four Rivers by Wang Yu (661 pages) 5 (99)
Read a book with a traditionally evil character as main character Inland by Tea Obreht (1 MC is a murderer) 4 (103)
Read a book that takes place exclusively in a small town Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi 1 (104)
Read a book with a cartoonish cover One Summer In France by Bev Spicer 1 (105)
Read a book with a Character who is an assassin or thief More Than A Game by Ralph Robb 2 (107)
Read a book that fits in the LGBT genre Or What You Will by C H Clepitt 2 (109)
Read a book with word DEATH in the title Death On A Quiet Day by Michael Innes 2 (111)
Read a book you've won in a giveaway Les Parisiennes by Anne Sebba 4 (115)
Read a book with a weapon on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc.) and link to goodreads with cover of edition you read 1
Read a book with a Christmas theme. Should be clear from Goodreads description that Christmas is a big part of the book Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc.), and to goodreads description 1
Read A Mystery novel (classic, cozy, etc.) Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicate what type of mystery novel 1
Read any type of Horror Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicate what type of horror novel 1
Read a book set in the Regency era (we’ll define the era as 1788 - 1830) Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicate the time period of the book that was read 1
Read a Reverse Harem with 4 or more partners Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 1
Read an Epic Fantasy Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 1
Read a book with a dog on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 1
Read a book with a cat on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 1
Read a book with Trees on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 2
Read a book with the word RED in the title Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 2
Read a book with a couple (two people) fully clothed on the front Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to the Goodreads edition 2
Read a book where dance is prominently featured Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to goodreads synopsis showing dance is prominent 2
Read a book set in the Medieval Era (we’ll define the era as 500-1500) Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicate the time period of the book that was read 2
Read a book that could be labeled erotica Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicate the nonfiction topic 2
Read a book with more than 125 pages and less than 215 pages in physical format Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to goodreads paperback edition 2
Read a book that was nominated for or won Goodreads Choice Awards (any category) in 2014. For complete list go here Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and name of category it placed in 2
Read a book with a dragon on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 2
Read a book with a ridiculously long (at least 50 characters, including spaces) title Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicating the number of characters in the title 3
Read a book with BLACK in the title Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 3
Read a book with a car on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to book cover on Goodreads 3
Read a book with water/or the ocean on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to book cover on Goodreads 3
Read a book featuring death as a character Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to synopsis showing death as a character 3
Read a book that has been turned into a movie Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to book on Goodreads 3
Celebrate 2019 - read a book that's number in the series can be made from only the numbers in 2019. (e.g.: 2, 1, 9, 10, 12, 19, 20, 21, 29, etc.) Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and name the series 3
Berls is a glutton for punishment when it comes to books sometimes. So read a book off of Goodreads Make You Cry Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to book on Goodreads 3
Read a book that Berls or Michelle read in 2017 or 2018 Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) review 3
Read a book that has been on your TBR the longest Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) plus provide date added 3
Read a book with a castle on the cover Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and a link to the cover 3
Read a book with a Talking Animal Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 3
Read a book with a mirror effect on the cover Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 4
Read a book whose title contains all the letters in the word BLACK Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and tell us the title 4
Read a book with person/people running on the cover Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to cover Goodreads featuring the people running 4
Read a book with just half a face on the cover Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to cover on Goodreads featuring the half face 4
Read a book with just an article of clothing on the cover Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to cover on Goodreads featuring the article of clothing 4
Read a book that has a character who is RED with envy Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to Goodreads synopsis that hints to jealousy being in the book 4
Read a book by an author you have previously read and given less than 3 stars Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to your previous read 4
Read the oldest book on your TBR pile that you own Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicate date you added to your TBR pile 4
Read a book that someone reviewed last COYER (Last years review link.) and liked (3 stars/B rating or higher) Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and provide a link to last COYER 4
Read a book that someone reviewed last COYER (Last years review link) and disliked (less than 3 stars/B rating) Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and provide a link to last COYER 4
Choose a book that you've given five stars and see what other books goodreads recommends you read (top right of that books page). Read one of those - and indicate which book it was recommended from Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and indicate which book it was recommended from 4
Read 5 books with less than 100 pages Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 4
Read a book with the readers initials in the title Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) 4
Read a book with a Mermaid as one of the main characters Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and a link to synopsis on Goodreads 4
Read a book with a Pirate as one of the main characters Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and a link to synopsis on Goodreads 4
Read a book from Author whose initials can be arranged to spell R. E. D. Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and the authors name 4
Read a book with hands and no face on the cover (could have some of the body but not all) Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and a link to the cover 4
Read a book that prominently includes gaming in some way Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to the synopsis on Goodreads 4
Read a book that features witches only. (no other supernatural characters) Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link to the synopsis on Goodreads 5
Book set in the state you live in (for those international then the region you're in). Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and tell us where they you live and where the book is set 5
Read a book from the year you were born Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and tell us the year your are born/published 5
Read a book that one of your goodreads friends has given 4/5 stars and that another goodreads friend had given 1/2 stars Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) and link names of friends on Goodreads 5
Read a book that both hosts have read. (Berls and Michelle) Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) 5
Read historial fiction or romance with historically accurate clothing on the cover Provide a link to (Goodreads, blog, etc) 5
Read a book that is currently on the review link for this COYER Provide a link to review (Goodreads, blog, etc) and number from link 5

6 comments:

  1. That sounds like an interesting challenge.

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  2. I'm doing this one, too, Stephanie. You're off to a great start. :)

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    1. I've not done a COYER before and I'm loving the Treasure Hunt :-)
      Good luck to you!

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