Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

Host: GirlXoXo
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Progress: 4/12 (33%)
1 January 2017 — 31 December 2017
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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:
  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