Games, Challenges, and Contests {Monthly Motif Oct Check In}

Man, this motif can be taken in so many different directions! I hope you guys get creative and read some really fun books this month.

Games, Challenges, and Contests

“Read a book that involves a game of some sort. Video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a challenge.”

If you haven’t read Hunger Games, this might be the perfect opportunity to do so!

And if you’re looking for the perfect gaming author, you might want to check out Ernest Cline.

Also, Marie Lu just came out with Warcross, which I think would be awesome if you can get your hands on a copy.

Or if you’re going the mess with your head route, check out our post on Pyschological Thrillers because these books will definitely mess with your head!


Don’t forget to comment on this post telling us which book you read for this theme!

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12 Replies to “Games, Challenges, and Contests {Monthly Motif Oct Check In}”

  1. […] OCTOBER – Games, Challenges, & Contests Read a book that involves a game of some sort. Video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a challenge. […]

  2. […] up with Girlxoxo for the October theme of psychological mess-with-your-mind games and Joy for British Isles […]

  3. I read ‘The Elite’ by Kiera Cass. Sadly, I didn’t like it all that much, not compared to ‘The Selection’ anyway. Nevertheless, it fits the category really well!

    http://chasedbymyimagination.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-elite-kiera-cass.html

  4. William says:

    I read ‘The Long Walk’ written by Stephen King under a pseudonym (Richard Bachman). I read it for the first time over 30 years ago, but I still find the premise quite chilling. It’s a great read, nonetheless.

  5. Dorothy Dickerson says:

    I read Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero. A WWII book of how 3 people came together to heal and find peace after suffering the atrocities of the many trials faced in their respective positions. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2129580624

  6. For a psychological mind game this is the book! The Devil’s Game by Mark Edwards.
    https://novelmeals.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/the-devils-work-by-mark-edwards/

  7. Dorothy Dickerson says:

    Okay this book doesn’t have anything to do with the theme…maybe but I have just finished reading Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman with my daughter.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2146777289

  8. Cinzia says:

    I read “the last one” by Alexandra Oliva
    I thought it was a thriller, but it has some horror pages
    I liked it but not so much
    https://quattropassisullenuvole.blogspot.it/2017/10/la-donna-nel-buio-alexandra-oliva.html

  9. I’m in the middle of An Unkindness of Magicians, which is about an “every twenty years” magical tournament with magicians. It’s pretty good so far

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