Birthstone Bookology

Garnet Family 

Birthstone Bookology

Reading Challenge 

Birthstone Bookology Reading adventure will take us around the world and through different time periods from the ancients to the present.  You can go a variety of directions with this challenge. Explore the myth and lore of each stone and then read a book with one or more of the following. (but not limited to) Use your imagination and see where it takes you.  

One book per letter in the birthstone of the month.

The birthstone name in the title.

The color of the stone in the title.

Set in the time period where the birthstone was discovered

The mythological figure or lore surrounding the stone

Set in the place where the birthstone is currently found

January -  Garnet 

February - Amethyst

March -  Aquamarine

April -  Diamond

May - Emerald

July - Ruby 

August - Peridot, Sardonyx or Spinel 

September - Sapphire 

October - Opal or Tourmaline 

November - Topaz 

December -  Turquoise, Tanzanite, or Zircon     

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