2021 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge [January Check-In]

Welcome to the January check-in for the 2021 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! This month’s task is to read a book (or books) that fits the theme/motif for January. Check in here (in the comments), in our Goodreads group, on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MonthlyMotifGXO.

The January Motif is…


“Read a book from the Fantasy, Fairytale, Mythology, or Folklore Sub Genres


  • Your task is to read at least 1 book that fits the monthly theme/motif.
  • 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, the award and year it won.

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// Comments //

  1. Kristi

    Jan 31

    I just finished Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis. It’s a retelling of the myth of Psyche and Cupid, and I thought it was really good!

  2. Melissa Denny

    Jan 30

    I read The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Curuso. I am going back and reading everything she has written!

  3. Tanya

    Jan 25

    I read the young adult fantasy novel, Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger. It was my first novel of 2021 and a great #ownvoices tale.


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