October 2018 Ultimate Read and Release Challenge

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Post your October 2018 reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.

This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/548408.

Each book can earn up to three points:

Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.

Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.

Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.

October: Seasons and holidays—words that can be related to a season, as well as the names of holidays (e.g., summer, cold, snow, Halloween). This theme coincides with the Tick Tock challenge and some words will work for that challenge as well. This year’s thread: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/555536.

Examples: The Winter of Our Discontent, HOT Fudge Sundae Blues, A Christmas Memory

Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.

 

We had a death and an illness in our family in the last week and a half and I completely forgot about the new month. Thanks, solittletime, for the reminder!

 

We had a death and an illness in our family in the last week and a half


I'm so sorry for your family's troubles. My thoughts are with you.

 

Thank you so much. The last few years have been one thing after another. I'm hoping we're due for a very uneventful stretch with lots of time for reading.

 

The last few years have been one thing after another. I'm hoping we're due for a very uneventful stretch with lots of time for reading.
I can very much relate, jumpingin, and am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ; )

 

Big hugs to you and your family

Do holiday destinations count? If not I will change my post

Release
Cuckoo Song - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15214684 - 1 point
Under the Paw - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15204280 - 1 point

Themed read and release
CORFU Trilogy - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15220704 - 3 points

Themed read
WINTER Ghosts - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15229493 - 2 points

Jan 15 / Feb 10 / Mar 13 / Apr 12 / May 11 / Jun 9 / Jul 14 / Aug 8 / Sep 15 / Oct 7
Total 115

 

Creativity at work again, as usual...for this 3 point Read/Release/Theme Book.

1. SHADOW of the WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14510745

MTD: 3
YTD: 94

 

September http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9176985

October: Seasons and holidays—words that can be related to a season, as well as the names of holidays (e.g., summer, cold, snow, Halloween). This theme coincides with the Tick Tock challenge and some words will work for that challenge as well. Last year’s thread: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/545892.
Examples: The Winter of Our Discontent, HOT Fudge Sundae Blues, A Christmas Memory

The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10478464 Released, 1 pt
Syvien pohdintojen jaosto (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Vierashuone http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15073421 Read & released, 2 pts
Kasperin jalokivet http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14438194 Read & released, 2 pts
Kehtolaulu (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Kilpikonna ja olkimarsalkka http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11722152 Released, 1 pt
Rapina ja muita papereita http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14671354/ Released, 1 pt
Kotiopettajan romaani http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14682255/ Released, 1 pt
Alkulukujen yksinäisyys http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15160352/ Released, 1 pt
KUUMA kivi (hot) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14445076/ Themed & released, 2 pts
Silkkikengät ja höyhenviitta http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15104268/ Released, 1 pt
Arabian Sands http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13239285/ Read & released, 2 pts
Kissani Jugoslavia http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14014951/ Released, 1 pt
Camouflage (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
Joka veljeään vihaa (non-BC) Read, 1 pt
The Remains of the Day http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15211008 Released, 1 pt
Virta vie viidakkoon http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15181566 Released, 1 pt

MTD 21 pts
YTD 241 pts


Previous months: January 15, February 15, March 12, April 9, May 1, June 57, July 36, August 27, and September 32 pts. Total 220 pts.

November https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9227544

 

I'm sorry to hear about everything, JI. You're in my thoughts....

Read:
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza
Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey
Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

 

Read and release
The Lady in the Van - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15229778 - 2 points

Themed Read
Always The SUN - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15248179/ - 2 points

Jan 15 / Feb 10 / Mar 13 / Apr 12 / May 11 / Jun 9 / Jul 14 / Aug 8 / Sep 15 / Oct 11
Total 119

 

Read and release
Hide & Seek - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15235710 - 2 points

Jan 15 / Feb 10 / Mar 13 / Apr 12 / May 11 / Jun 9 / Jul 14 / Aug 8 / Sep 15 / Oct 13
Total 121

 

Managed to read one themed book
Silent SPRING (currently unregistered)

 

Jan: 17 // Feb: 26 // March 24 // April 57 // May 28 // June 15 // July 65 // Aug 9 // Sept 18 // Oct 25

Total: 284 points

Children of WINTER
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14558067/ [theme/read/release] 3 p.

The SNOW garden
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14984393/ [theme/read/release] 3 p.

SUMMER at Fairacre
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15224431 [theme/release] 2 p.

A MIDSUMMER night’s dream
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15221742 [theme/release] 2 p.

Love and SUMMER
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427458 [theme/release] 2 p.

Veikka ja TALVI (= winter)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15241206 [theme/read/release] 3 p.

KESÄ (= summer) siskot
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15245386 [theme/release] 2 p.

Gitte ja yllätysten TALVI (= winter)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15247838 [theme/release] 2 p.

Winterin viimeinen TALVI (= winter)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15241158 [theme/release] 2 p.

Tyytymättömyyden TALVI (= winter)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15241185 [theme/release] 2 p.

JOULU (= Christmas) vaimo
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15243047 [theme/release] 2 p.

 

October: Seasons and holidays

Read:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15046970/ The Golden Compass - Iorek and the Gyptian Alliance
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15195312/ Romeo and Juliet - A Shakespeare Story
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14986367/ City of Dragons (The RAIN Wild Chronicles)
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14986369/ Blood of Dragons (The RAIN Wild Chronicles)
1) Bringing Up Baby Dragons by Dugald Steer

Released:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14331814/ The Bell Jar
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9368134 The Blind Assassin
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15046883 Don't Look Now And Other Stories
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11322139 It
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7915010 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14686417 The Magus
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781177 El Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7420577 Watership Down
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13790116 Monsters of Men

MTD: 16
YTD: 93 (77 from previous months)

 

Themed Read:
Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett

Read & Released:
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11744272 The Book of English Magic -  Carr-Gomm & Heygate


Release:
 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13218987 Hawk -  Helen Macdonald
 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12086126 The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling 
 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15173442 Started Early, Took My Dog - Kate Atkinson 
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13434667 The Plot Against America - Philip Roth
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15138580 Glamorama - Bret Easton Ellis
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12474966 The Memoirs of Laeticia Horsepole - John Fuller


Jan: 26 / Feb: 10 / March: 12 / April: 14 / May: 8 / June: 13 / July:12 / Aug: 13 / Sept:13 / Oct:10

YTD: 131

 

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14704434 Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers by Alexander McCall Smith (wild release = 1 point)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15227928 The Big Bad Wolf Tells All by Donna Kauffman (wild release = 1 point)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15227926 Jaguar Hunt by Terry Spear (wild release = 1 point)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15227923 Wild Cat by Christine Feehan (wild release = 1 point)
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15227915 Bad Dogs Have More Fun by John Grogan (wild release = 1 point)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15219407 The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor (read = 1 point)
7. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15081438 Always and Forever by Cathy Kelly (wild release = 1 point)
8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14826253 The Revolving Door of Life by Alexander McCall Smith (wild release = 1 point)
9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15230667 A Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCall Smith (read = 1 point)
10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15245328 The Depths of the Soul by Ignace Lepp (wild release = 1 point)
11. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14171729 Power Play by Danielle Steel (wild release = 1 point)
12. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15169508 Last CHRISTMAS In Paris by Hazel Gaynor (controlled release, theme = 2 points)
13. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14853383 A Train In WINTER by Caroline Moorehead (read, theme = 2 points)

Total for October: 15 points
Total for 2018: 138 points

 

Released in October for October's theme:

1 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260172 Coyote AUTUMN

2 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158084/ Kitty Takes a HOLIDAY

3 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15122754/ The Sweetheart SEASON

4 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15196012 The Marching SEASON

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15143736/ The FALL of Lucas Kendrick

10 points so far for October

 

Released in October for October's theme:

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810980/ Silent Night: A Spenser HOLIDAY Novel

7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15220452/ Clifford's Happy EASTER

14 points so far for October

 

Released in October for October's theme:

8 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15114472/ A Hero For All SEASONS

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15146166/ WINTER Prey

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15159858/ WINTERkill

11 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15147923/ The WINTER Lodge

12 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15203240/ August HEAT: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

13 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15148176/ The FALL of the Towers

14 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15139147/ WINTER Wishes

28 points so far for October

 

Released in October for October's theme:

15 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15239132/ Open SEASON: A Joe Pickett Novel

16 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15180117/ All About HANUKKAH

17 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14125014/ The Hardest Word: A YOM KIPPUR Story

18 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15211710/ NEW YEAR's EVE Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery

19 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469705/ The Beginning of SPRING

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15168241/ SUMMER at Willow Lake

21 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15239176/ The Boxcar Children Special # 8: The Niagara FALLs Mystery

22 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15124968 WINTER Solstice

44 points so far for October

 

Released in October for October's theme. Posted late.

23 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15134144/ Hot Cider, Hot Cocoa and Hot Flashes: Maxine's Guide to the HOLIDAYs

24 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15184236/ Shiloh SEASON

25 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15198718/ As the Earth Turns: SUMMER

26 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15206900/ As the Earth Turns: FALL

27 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15230591/ As the Earth Turns: WINTER

28 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15152167/ As the Earth Turns: SPRING

29 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15185769/ A SEASON for the Dead

30 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14843370/ SUMMER

31 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14432012/ FALL

32 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15174544/ WINTER

33 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14601824/ SPRING

34 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469869/ SUMMER's Child

35 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15101956/ Firefly SUMMER: A Novel

36 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15103238/ Sins of SUMMER

37 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15105702/ Return to SUMMERhouse

38 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14996466/ Last Days of SUMMER

39 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15000898/ Sixteenth SUMMER

40 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15136691/ One SUMMER

41 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15020403/ FALL From Grace

42 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15148209/ In WINTER

43 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15201251/ Scooby-Doo! Readers # 16: FALL Fright

44 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15150438/ Marrying WINTERborne

45 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176541/ In the Dead of WINTER: An Ivy Towers Mystery

46 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15197816/ CHRISTMAS Carol Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

92 points so far for October

 

Released in October for October's theme. Posted late.

47 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15183306/ The WINTER Room

48 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15218205/ The Marching SEASON

49 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15124969/ WINTER Solstice

50 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15239177/ Under the AUTUMN Sky

51 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15242148/ FALL of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy

52 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15214812/ FALL on Your Knees

53 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15141727/ Stanley's CHRISTMAS Adventure

54 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15187605/ The CHRISTMAS Genie

55 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15244969/ Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer SUMMER

56 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14921954/ Angel Cat Sugar: A Special EASTER

57 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15259088/ A Capital HOLIDAY

58 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15214813/ American Girl: Kit Saves The Day: A SUMMER Story

59 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15220454/ The Night Before ST. PATRICK's DAY

60 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15157214/ The Night Before the Night Before CHRISTMAS

61 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15171292/ Night FALLs Fast: Understanding Suicide

62 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15195958/ By NightFALL: A Novel

124 points so far for October

 

Released in October for October's theme. Posted late.

63 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943352/ Disney Princesses: Sweet and Spooky HALLOWEEN [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

64 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943343/ Corduroy's Best HALLOWEEN Ever!

65 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14410458/ Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's HALLOWEEN Surprise

66 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943349/ Who Will Haunt My House on HALLOWEEN?

67 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15224072/ What Is HALLOWEEN?

68 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15148208/ HALLOWEEN Night II

69 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943347/ The HALLOWEEN Party from the Black Lagoon

70 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943342/ Horrible Harry At HALLOWEEN

71 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943353/ Mickey's HALLOWEEN Treat

72 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13879343/ My First HALLOWEEN

73 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15174569/ 13 Rooms of HALLOWEEN

74 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943351/ Scary, Scary HALLOWEEN

75 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943350/ Tony Baloney Yo Ho Ho, HALLOWEEN!

76 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943348/ Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Trixie the HALLOWEEN Fairy

77 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943344/ Blue's Clues: Blue's HALLOWEEN Hide-and-Seek: A Lift-the-Flap Story

78 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943357/ Max & Ruby: Happy HALLOWEEN!

79 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943005/ Dora the Explorer: Dora's HALLOWEEN Adventure

80 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943356/ Fancy Nancy: HALLOWEEN...or Bust!

81 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14943354/ Arthur's HALLOWEEN

82 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15262878 Love Inspired: Her Amish CHRISTMAS Gift [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

83 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15176295 An Amish CHRISTMAS: December in Lancaster County [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

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166 points for October

 

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