2020 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge [May Check-In]

Welcome back to the 2020 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! Your challenge this month is to read a book from an author that is new to you. Then link up to where you posted about it in the comments, on our Goodreads GXO Reading Challenge group or on Instagram using the hashtag #MonthlyMotifGXO. And don’t forget to update your 2020 Reading Challenges Tracker.

Author Introduction

“Read a book written by an author that is new to you.”

No book suggestion this month!


  • Your task is to read at least 1 book for this theme
  • Post about what you’ve read anywhere online – your blog, Goodreads and / or social media using the hashtag #MonthlyMotifGXO
  • Come back to our check-in here in the comments leave a link and/or tell us which book(s) you read and what you thought.

… so what are you reading this month?!

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13 Replies to “2020 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge [May Check-In]”

  1. Super late in posting this as I am catching up with updates for my reading challenges but I read Aru Shah and the End of the Time by Roshani Chokshi in May for Believathon. I loved it and thought it was so much fun. Aru as a character, definitely has a special place in my heart. I love her wittiness and how feisty she is. I am really excited to read the second book. This is the first book I have read by this author and I know that I have a few more on my bookshelf so looking forward to reading more from her.

  2. Somdutta says:

    I thought I had already posted a comment here last month but I don’t see one, so guess not.

    I read A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Blackman in May. Nice enough, nothing stellar. Here’s my instareview https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTKNflHc3_/?igshid=pjuivnpph20j

  3. Sue Carey says:

    I’m immersed in WWII literature currently, so I acquired this classic by an author new to me: Citizen 13660, Mine Okubo https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3314693814
    It was a fascinating graphic memoir of her time in Taforan & Topaz.

  4. Dorothy Dickerson says:

    I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3306978734

  5. Dorothy Dickerson says:

    I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


  6. Cinzia says:

    I read “The little book cafè” by Georgia Hill. A mushy romance book 😀

  7. I read The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald. I’m not usually a semi-hardboiled investigator kind of girl, but I’ve enjoyed the (now) two Travis McGee books I’ve read.

  8. Scarlett says:

    I read Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood! I’ve never read anything by her and it’s been on my tbr list since May 2018! Here’s my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2388624572?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1