Friday, December 11, 2015


Previously hosted at Bookmark to Blog,  the Monthly Motif Challenge is now at 

Monthly Motif Sign Ups

It’s that time of year again! Check out the challenge categories and sign up below.
Welcome to the 2016 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.
Below is a participation linky. Please link up to your Monthly Motif Introduction blog post. If you don’t write a blog, link up to your Goodreads profile page.
On the first of each month I’ll be checking in with you and putting up a new linky for you to link your reviews for that month to. It will remain open until the 10th of the following month. So the first linky for the Who Dunnit? Motif in January will be open from January 1-February 10.

The Motifs

JANUARY- Who Dunnit?
Crack the case and solve the mystery with your first book of the year.
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow--Peter Hoeg

FEBRUARY- New Releases
Read a book released in the last year.
Enchanted August--Brenda Bowen

MARCH- Take a Trip
Time Travel or read a book set in a country different than where you live
Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte (England)

APRIL- Best of the Best
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award
To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee (Pulitzer)

MAY- Story of Survival
Make it out alive, beat the odds, save yourself stories. Try thinking beyond the typical wilderness survival. Surviving high school? Surviving a family road trip? Yep- those count too! PS. Dystopians would work great in this motif too.
The Death Cure--James Dashner

JUNE- Girlxoxo Recommends
We’ve read a lot of great books. Check out our archives and pick one of our recommendations off our book lists.
The Husband's Secret--Liane Moriarty

Hilarious memoirs, silly chick lit, comedic scifi. Pick a book that is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
Such a Pretty Fat--Jen Lancaster

AUGUST- Genre Jumble
Read from a genre that you don’t normally read from
How to Make a Decision--Joyce Meyer (Self-Improvement)

SEPTEMBER- Steampunk, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
Pretty self explanatory and loads of great books to pick from in this motif.
The Diamond of Darkhold--Jeanne DuPrau

OCTOBER- Things That Go Bump in The Night
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, murder mystery- it’s up to you!
The Gates---John Connolly

NOVEMBER- Fiction Takes A Break
It’s all about Nonfiction November this month!
Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad--Ann Hagedorn

DEC- That’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.
The Fever Code--James Dashner

Challenge completed on December 9


TP said...

Yay - glad you joined in the challenge!

Tanya Patrice

LaliMama said...

Visiting from girlxoxo. Iʻm super excited about this reading challenge and I canʻt wait to see what books you pick!

Good luck!