2022 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge Sign Ups

Welcome to the 2022 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! We’re so excited to be back for another year of reading with you!


~ This is a monthly challenge that runs all year long from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

~ A Motif (theme) is given for each month. Your task is to read 1 book that fits the motif for that month.

~ A check in post will be published here on the blog, in our Goodreads group, and on Instagram each month where you can track your progress and link up with other participants.


~ Please properly credit and link back to Girlxoxo  or Kim on Instagram any time you post about the challenge on your blog or social media.

~ If you post what you’ve read to social media, use the hashtag #MonthlyMotifGXO.

~ If you are on Goodreads consider joining our the GXO Goodreads Reading Challenge Group. You can get book suggestions, plan your reading, do progress check-ins and meet other challenge participants.


  • JANUARY-  New To You. Celebrate the New Year with something new to you- a new genre, a new author, a new book series, a new book purchase, etc.
  • FEBRUARY- Girl Power. Highlighting Women! Female Authors, Fierce female characters, feminism, female body positivity, females in science/government, etc.
  • MARCH- Buzzed About Books. Read a book you saw buzzed about a lot in 2021 but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.
  • APRIL- Books to Screen. Read a book that has a movie or TV adaptation made based on it. For an extra challenge, watch the show after reading the book.
  • MAY- Book Lovers Unite. Read a book set in a library or bookstore; with a librarian, author, or book loving character; OR a book with the word ‘BOOK’ in the title.
  • JUNE- Supporting PRIDE through books. Read a book by an author who is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or a book featuring LGBTQIA+ character(s).
  • JULY- Summer Lovin’ – Having a Blast. This month it’s all about the beach reads, rom coms,  and/or love stories. Pick something fun and light-hearted.
  • AUGUST- Quick Lit. Novellas, Graphic Novels, Poetry Collections, books under 200 pages, one sitting reads.
  • SEPTEMBER- Title Play. Read a book with a clever title that uses a play on words, a pun, a joke, or titles that have double meanings. 
  • OCTOBER- Murder or Magic. Read a murder mystery book or a magical realism book.
  • NOVEMBER- Books in Translation. Read any book that wasn’t originally written in your native language but has since been translated to it.
  • DECEMBER- The Fire is So Delightful. Read a book that has a fire, flames, candles, smoke, or burning in the title or on the cover.


~ You can track your progress using a blog or any social media platform. We are active on Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads.

~ Monthly Check in Posts will be linked below as soon as they’re posted. You can check in there, on our GXO Goodreads Reading Challenge Group or with our Instagram hashtag #MonthlyMotifGXO


~ Sign up to participate by using the linky below!

~ Announce your participation via your blog, Goodreads, or other social media platform using the hashtag #MonthlyMotifGXO and link back to Girlxoxo.com or tag us on Instagram (@chapter_adventure).

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