Sunday, November 23, 2014

2015 Monthly Motif Challenge

Here is a reading challenge that will be new to me. I saw it last year, but didn't try it then. Looks like fun, though, so I'm giving it a go for 2015.  Sign up here.  Details below:

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~ JANUARY 1, 2015 - DECEMBER 31, 2015 ~
Welcome to the 2015 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! For this challenge, each month is assigned a certain motif or theme. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the motif for that particular month. If you participated in this challenge last year you'll see that some of the motifs are the same while others have been changed up or switched around. 

This challenge is just for fun so please don't worry if you have to skip a month or if you have to read your books out of order! If you don't have anywhere to link your reviews- don't worry about it. Just come back and comment telling us what you read and if you liked it! Just have fun with it! (Please read the linky instructions carefully.) 


If you plan on participating, please sign up on the linky with your blog name and the words Sign Up (example: Bookmark to Blog Sign Up)

*  Different this Year! I'll be posting only one linky for all the reviews rather than posting a new one each month. When you post your review post the name of the book and the month.

* You'll find the review linky in the sidebar starting January 2015.

The sign up linky can be found below. Here is the button if you'd like to add it to your blog. 


JAN- 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.

FEBAward Winner
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award.  Here's a list of literary awards to help you get started on your search: Literary Awards.

MAR-  Genre Jumble Read a book in a genre that you've never tried or that you're least familiar with. For example, if you typically reach for romance novels, try a mystery this time. Ask your local librarian for great suggestions on the genre your least familiar with.

APRMystery, Murder, and Mayhem
Read a murder/mystery book, a book in which someone dies of mysterious causes, or a book in which the truth must come out.

MAYLibrary Love
Show your library some love and visit your local branch. Choose a book to read that they have on display.

JUN Take A Trip
Choose a book to read that takes place in a country different than the one you live in or choose a book written by an author that is from a country different than your own.

JULStanding Up
Read a book in which the main character stands up for themselves, stands against an enemy, or stands up for something they believe in.

AUGAlternate Reality
Read a book that's set in the future, on another planet, in another dimension, or in an unknown world. A Dystopian book will count this month as well. 

SEPFurry Friends
Read a book that includes an animal either as a main character or supporting character. Horses, cats, dogs, insects, bird, etc. The book doesn't have to be about the animal but the animal needs to play some sort of role in the story or be mentioned several times throughout the book.

OCTGoblins, and Ghost, and Ghouls, Oh My!
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, funky fantasy creatures- it's up to you!

NOVAn Oldie but a Goodie
Pick a book published before 2000 that you've always wanted to read, but just never got to. Or pick a book set in the past (before 2000). 

DECThat's a Wrap
Finish a series you've been meaning to finish or read the next book in a series you started but never finished. 

Have fun!!! (For an extra challenge, try pairing this with the Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge.)

My Books:

January:  My Sister's Keeper--Jodi Picoult

February:  The One and Only Ivan--Katherine Applegate (Newbery winner)

April:   Maigret and the Loner--Georges Simenon

May:  Choose Your Own Autobiography--Neil Patrick Harris

June:  Outlander--Diana Gabaldon

July:  A Really Nice Prom Mess--Brian Sloan

August:  The Scorch Trials--James Dashner

September:  Angus and Sadie--Cynthia Voigt

October:  Gossamer Ghost--Laura Childs

December:  After You--Jojo Moyes

Challenge completed on December 8

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