Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

Host: GirlXoXo
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Progress: 6/12 (50%)
1 January, 2017 — 31 December, 2017


In this challenge, the goal is to read 1 book per month in the assigned motif or theme.  As I choose and complete novels, they will be listed here.  Join the challenge and see the complete rules here!

JANUARY – Diversify Your Reading
Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.

FEBRUARY – Undercover Thriller
Read a book involving spies, detectives, private investigators, or a character in disguise.

MARCH – Time Traveler
Read a book set in a different dimension, a book in which time travel is involved or a dystopian or science fiction book where reality looks very different than what we’re used to.

APRIL – Award Winners
Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.

MAY – Book to Movie or Audio
Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie or listen to the audio book as well.

JUNE – Destination Unknown
Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, travel somewhere, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something.

JULY – Believe the Unbelievable
This month it’s all about fantasy. Epic fantasy, urban fantasy, fairytales, magic, etc.

AUGUST – Seasons, Elements, & Weather
Read a book in which the season, the elements, or the weather plays a role in the story.

SEPTEMBER – Creepy, Chilling, & Frightful
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal hauntings, murder mysteries, weird and scary creatures- it’s up to you!

OCTOBER– Games, Challenges, & Contests
Read a book that involves a game of some sort. Video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a challenge.

NOVEMBER – Last Chance
Read a book you’ve been meaning to get to all year but haven’t yet or read the last book in a series you started.

DECEMBER – Picking Favorites
Read a book by one of your favorite authors or read a book that Girlxoxo has recommended this year.


  1. January:  Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
  2. February:  Ties that Bind by Carolyn Arnold
  3. March:  36 by Dirk Patton
  4. April:  It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  5. May:  The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  6. June:  Power Play by Catherine Gayle
  7. July:  Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter
  8. August:  The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
  9. September:  Brother by Ania Ahlborn
  10. October:  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  11. November:
  12. December:
  1. Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
  2. Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews
  3. The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
  4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  6. Power Play by Catherine Gayle
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