December Book Challenge


Another month, another challenge! Melanie and I are super excited to bring you our December Bookstagram challenge, BECAUSE CHRISTMAS. And food. And things!

I hope you can join us for any or all of the days. To participate, just tag your Bookstagram photos #WatermelaNerdsDecember, and feel free to share the photo to spread the word.

Once again, I’m listing the prompts out here with some explanations, in case they aren’t clear:

Day 1: “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” December TBR
What book(s) are you planning on reading this month? Any you are particularly excited about?

Day 2: “I am half agony, half hope.” Emotional Rollercoaster
What book(s) gave you all the feels and played volleyball with your heart? 

Day 3: “Lumos!” Book + Candle
Show us your candles! Bookish or otherwise.

Day 4: “He’s making a list and checking it twice…” (Santa’s List Day) Book Wishlist
What books do you wish you owned? Are you planning to buy them, or asking Santa to spoil you this Christmas?

Day 5: “Celaena stalked through the streets of Rifthold.” (Ninja Day) Stealthiest Character
Which character is so quiet and cunning they could give a shadow a run for its money?

Day 6: “Desperately tricky to make, and disastrous to get wrong.” Felix Felicis or Polyjuice Potion?
Felix gives you luck, Polyjuice lets you turn into someone else. Which one would you drink?

Day 7: “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” Favorite Fantasy Books
From Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, the options are endless. But which books take the cake?

Day 8: “I’ll have a look inside your mind, and tell where you belong!” My Hogwarts House SHOULD be…
Pottermore sorted us into either Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin. Do you feel like it made the right choice? If not, which House do you think you belong in?

Day 9: “That’s what I do: I drink and I know things.” Book + Beverage
Whether it’s a mug of coffee or glass of wine, pair your book with a beverage!

Day 10: “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” (Human Rights Day) Best Revolution
Fight the man and tell us which revolution you would have loved to be apart of or the one you think made the most difference.

Day 11: “Socks are Dobby’s favorite clothes, sir!” #SockSunday
Winter is upon us, so show us your coziest socks!

Day 12: “You love me. Real or not real?” Favorite Ship
Which book couples do you love? Who do you wish would get together? 

Day 13: “Hesitation is the death of advantage.” Books you read after everyone else
Better late than never, right? As long as you can dodge spoilers, of course.

Day 14: “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” Unreliable Narrator
Some narrators lie, whether they mean to or not. Who have you found to be the most unreliable?

Day 15: “One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow.” Cozy Reads
What book(s) would you curl up with if you’re own residence was covered in snow?

Day 16: “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” Book + Breakfast
It’s the most important meal of the day! But if you’re breakfast consists solely of coffee, that’s ok, too.

Day 17: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” #ShelfieSaturday
Show us your shelves! (Because I need arrangement inspiration.)

Day 18: “Eating cookies, eating cookies, we’re so happy eating cookies!” (Bake Cookies Day) Book + Dessert
You can include cookies, or any other type of dessert.

Day 19: “Hogsmeade looked like a Christmas card.” Best Bookish Christmas
Which fictional Christmas is your favorite? Or other winter holiday, if you celebrate something else!

Day 20: “Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas carol.” (Go Caroling Day) Favorite Carol
If you had to sing one, which Christmas carol would it be?

Day 21: “Winter is coming.” (Winter Solstice) White + Blue Books
Cover Bookstagram in heaps of bookish snow by featuring your white and blue books!

Day 22: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” Book + Snack
All snack food is welcome in this prompt.

Day 23: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Christmas Décor
From ornaments to stockings to knickknacks, spread the Christmas cheer by featuring your favorite décor.

Day 24: “Will you look at this? I’ve got some presents!” Give your favorite character a Christmas present
In the spirit of Christmas Eve, gift your favorite character with something nice. Would you give them a sweater? A book? A shiny new dagger?

Day 25: “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Merry Christmas!
Let’s all celebrate with this Christmas prompt freebie!

Day 26: “Harry had never in all his life had such a Christmas dinner.” Book + Food
Share your own meal, whether it’s lunch, dinner, or something in between.

Day 27: “They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.” Favorite Protagonist
Who is your top hero?

Day 28: “It’s Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa.” Favorite Spell
Which spell do you favor? It is because it’s handy? Powerful? Or *whispers* unforgivable?

Day 29: “I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” December Haul
What book(s) did you acquire this month? Was Santa good to you?

Day 30: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” December Wrap-Up
What book(s) did you read this month?

Day 31: “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” Top Books of 2016
Which books were your favorite this year? They can be 2016 releases, or older books that were new to you.

Please feel free to replace “Christmas” with any other holiday you celebrate; I’d like to be inclusive of all traditions! And, of course, reach out to me or Melanie with any questions. I respond to comments and messages here and through Instagram. Can’t wait to see everyone’s photos!


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