Monthly Motifs Challenge

Jan– Around the World

Choose a book to read that takes place in a country different than the one you live in or choose a book written by an author that is from a country different than your own.
Feb– Award Winner
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award.  Here’s a list of literary awards to help you get started on your search: Literary Awards.
Mar–  Fairy tales or Fairy CreaturesRead a fairy tale retelling or a book with fey/fairies in it.

 Apr– Short & Sweet
Read a collection of short stories or anthologies.
May– Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem
Read a murder/mystery book, a book in which someone dies of mysterious causes, or a book in which a mystery must be solved.
June–  A Long Journey
Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something, etc.
July– Assassins, Warriors, & Rebels
Read a book in which the main character is one of these things or fights against one of these things.
Aug– Alternate Reality
Read a book that’s set in the future, on another planet, in another dimension, or in an unknown world. A Dystopian book will count this month as well.
Sep– Book to Movie
Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie as well.
Oct– The Witching Hour
There’s been a lot of zombies lately, but this year include a ‘witchy’ book in your scary reads- a book about a witch or a book that has witches in it.
Nov– An Oldie but a Goodie
Pick a book published before 2000 that you’ve always wanted to read, but just never got to. Or pick a book set in the past (before 2000).
Dec– That’s a Wrap
Finish a series you’ve been meaning to finish or read the next book in a series you started but never finished.