2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
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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.
- January: Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
- February: Ties that Bind by Carolyn Arnold
- March: 36 by Dirk Patton
- April: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
- May: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
- June: Power Play by Catherine Gayle
- July: Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter
- August: The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
- September: Brother by Ania Ahlborn
- October: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
- Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews
- The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- Power Play by Catherine Gayle