2018 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge


This challenge is hosted by GirlXOXO and requires you to read a book each month that fits with the assigned motif.

JANUARY – Diversify Your Reading: Saga series by: Brian K. Vaughan – the characters are all a different race/species from me since they’re “aliens,” but they are also different races from each other, which plays an enormous part in the series.
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 – One Word: Sunbolt  by: Intisar Khanani
Read a book with a one word title.

MARCH – Travel the World: Waking Gods by: Sylvain Neuvel – the author was born in Canada.
Read a book set in a different country than your own, written by an author from another country than your own, or a book in which the characters travel.

APRIL – Read Locally: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  by: Becky Albertalli – U.S. South
Read a book set in your country, state, town, village (or has a main character from your home town, country, etc)

MAY– Book to Screen: Wonder by: R.J. Palacio
Read a book that’s been made into a movie or a TV show.

JUNE– Crack the Case: The Woman in the Window  by: A.J. Finn
Mysteries, True Crime, Who Dunnit’s.

JULY – Vacation Reads: Mosquitoland  by: David Arnoldthe main character is on a long road trip from Mississippi to Ohio.
Read a book you think is a perfect vacation read and tell us why.

AUGUST– Award Winners: Mr. Mercedes  by: Stephen King  – Hammett Prize (2014)Edgar Award for Best Novel (2015)Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller (2014)
Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.

SEPTEMBER– Don’t Turn Out The Light: The Outsider  by: Stephen King
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, horror novels.

OCTOBER- New or Old: Interview with the Vampire  by: Anne Rice – 1976
Choose a new release from 2018 or a book known as a classic.

NOVEMBER– Family: Nine Perfect Strangers  by: Liane Moriarty
Books where family dynamics play a big role in the story

DECEMBER- Wrapping It Up
Winter or holiday themed books or books with snow, ice, etc in the title or books set in winter OR read a book with a theme from any of the months in this challenge (could be a theme you didn’t do, or one you want to do again).