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2016 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

Monthly Motif Sign UpsIt’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.

FEBRUARY- New Releases
Read a book released in the last year.

MARCH- Take a Trip
Time Travel or read a book set in a country different than where you live

APRIL- Best of the Best
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award

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.

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.

JULY- LOL
Hilarious memoirs, silly chick lit, comedic scifi. Pick a book that is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

AUGUST- Genre Jumble
Read from a genre that you don’t normally read from

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

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

NOVEMBER- Fiction Takes A Break
It’s all about Nonfiction November this month!

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.

Thanks for joining and have fun!

Kimberly Lynne
Librarian - History Nerd - Nature Lover - Notebook Hoarder - Mom - Wife

49 comments

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  7. Sorry, I don’t understand where is the linky for January 🙁

    1. I’ve found it ! 😀

      1. Sorry that was confusing but glad you found it!

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  13. I’m so glad you took up hosting this challenge! I’m in! I included my Goodreads shelf link in the list above, but I will also be participating through Instagram.

  14. Iʻm so excited about this challenge! Now I just need to find the perfect book for January.

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  16. I’m going to do this and I absolutely WILL read a book from each category but probably not in the month assigned.

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  19. thanks for hosting this great challenge!! 😀
    (even though my review will be only in Italian…)

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  25. Sounds like a fun challenge! I’ll make sure to add it to my list of 2016 challenges that’s going up on my blog tomorrow!!

    1. @Nicole awesome!

    2. Thanks so much Nicole!

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