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Diversify Your Reading {Monthly Motif Jan Check In}

january monthly motif

january monthly motif

The Monthly Motif Reading Challenge theme for January is Diversify Your Reading. The challenge is to read books with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own. 

Diversify Your Reading

If you’re not sure what to read for this topic – check out 15 Diverse Fantasy Novels to Read ASAP. I highly recommend #1 on the list – The Wrath & The Dawn, Renee Ahdieh.

wrath of dawn book

Also, feel free to partner with some other Diversity Reading Challenges happening this month.

January 1-15, 2017 is the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon. And there is the yearlong Diversity Reading Challenge with the theme for January being diverse folklore / mythology. They have a fantastic recommended reading list.


When you’ve completed your January read for this challenge, link to your review using the linky below. The linky will remain open until February 10th.

Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.

15 comments

  1. […] 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. […]

  2. […] I started off strong on all the 2017 reading challenges I’m participating in and for our own Monthly Motif January Challenge – Diversify Your Reading – I read 3 […]

  3. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28587957-small-great-things
    Hi – finished the January challenge – and that’s the link to my GR review. Thanks!

  4. […] Another blog I’m a huge fan of is the ladies over at Girlxoxo.com.  They have a  unique blog that not only talks about books, but other topics as well.  Check them out.  They are doing a 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge that is really cool and you can find out more about that challenge by clicking on this link:  Monthly Motif Challenge:  Diversify Your Reading […]

  5. One of the books I got for Christmas from my family fit right in with this theme. I just finished it and added my review to the link. Now to start thinking about next month!

    1. @William Yes!

  6. […] Monthly Motif Challenge Read: diversify your reading […]

  7. I just linked up and am pleased to be participating. Great motifs for the months, it’s challenging me as I had hoped.

    1. @Tina – awesome!

  8. My post on participating in the Monthly Motif Challenge is here https://murderundergroundbrokethecamel.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/2017-challenges/

    1. Thanks Anna! Remember to come back and link your monthly reviews up using the linky. Have fun!

  9. Hello,

    Not sure if it’s just my phone but the linky says it opens next year? Can we link our posts yet?

    Thanks!

    1. @Penny – thanks for letting us know! It will be fixed shortly.

    2. Sorry Penny! It should be fixed now. 🙂

      1. Thank you 🙂 and you’re welcome!

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