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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Monthly Motif Challenge


The Monthly Motif Challenge is hosted by Bookmark to Blog.  

For this challenge, each month is assigned a certain motif or theme. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the motif for that particular month.
  
This challenge is just for fun so please don't worry if you have to skip a month or if you have to read your books out of order! If you don't have anywhere to link your reviews- don't worry about it. Just come back and comment telling us what you read and if you liked it! Just have fun with it! 

MONTHLY MOTIFS: 

JanAround 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. 

FebAward 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.
The One and Only Ivan - Newbery Award

Mar-  Fairy tales or Fairy Creatures
Read a fairy tale retelling or a book with fey/fairies in it.

AprShort & Sweet
Read a collection of short stories or anthologies.

MayMystery, 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.

JulyAssassins, Warriors, & Rebels
Read a book in which the main character is one of these things or fights against one of these things.  

AugAlternate 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. 

SepBook to Movie
Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie as well. 

OctThe 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.

NovAn 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). 

DecThat'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. 

Have fun!!! (For an extra challenge, try pairing this with the Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge.)

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