Tuesday, November 29, 2016


One of the challenges I've been waiting to see for next year, the Monthly Motif, is now up.


JANUARY 1, 2017 – DECEMBER 31, 2017 ~

Welcome  to the 2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! For this challenge, each  month is assigned a motif or theme. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the assigned motifs…

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.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before--Jenny Han

FEBRUARY – Undercover Thriller

Read a book involving spies, detectives, private investigators, or a character in disguise.
Rainbow Drive--Roderick Thorp

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.
Slaughterhouse Five--Kurt Vonnegut

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.
Out of the Dust--Karen Hesse (Newbery)

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.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--Jean-Dominique Bauby

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.
The Oregon Trail--Rinker Buck

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

AUGUST – Seasons, Elements, & Weather
Read a book in which the season, the elements, or the weather plays a role in the story.
Beach Town--Mary Kay Andrews 

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

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.
The Spiderwick Chronicles 1-5--Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

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.
Heartless--Marissa Meyer

DECEMBER – Picking Favorites
Read a book by one of your favorite authors or read a book that Girlxoxo has recommended this year.
Christmas Caramel Murder--Joanne Fluke

Challenge completed on December 4


Kimberly said...

Yay! So glad you're joining us Jamie! Hope you have fun with it.

TP said...

Yay - so glad you're going to participate!

Tanya Patrice