Monthly Motif Reading Challenge [September Check In]

Welcome back to the 2020 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! Your challenge this month is to read a book that includes more than just text (epistolary fiction). 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.

When Text Just Isn’t Enough

“Read a book that includes more than just text. A map, some images, documents like emails or letters, etc.”

Here are our book suggestions for 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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7 Replies to “Monthly Motif Reading Challenge [September Check In]”

  1. Somdutta says:

    I read Eating the Sun by Ella Frances Sanders, with an illustration on every second page. Such a gorgeous book and perfect gift-forward material! Highly recommend.

  2. traci lowrey says:

    I read Travels with Walt Disney by Jeff Kurrti

  3. Dorothy Dickerson says:

    I read The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
    I meant to try to read the trilogy this month but life got in the way.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    This month I read “Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder” by Joanne Fluke. Throughout her book, she includes recipes of foods mentioned in the story. You can find my review by clicking this link:

  5. Sue Carey says:

    This month I read a graphic novel, American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang, which I really enjoyed.

  6. Cinzia says:

    I read “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer

  7. Just finished Out of Control by Baynard Kendrick (Dell Mapback–with a map of the mystery scen on the back cover)