What do you know, I found another 2014 challenge that looks like fun! This one’s called the Monthly Motifs Challenge, hosted by Bookmark to Blog:
The challenge host has picked a different theme for each month, and the goal is to read at least one book per month that fits that month’s theme. Here are the motifs (taken verbatim from the challenge sign-up post):
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 Creatures
Read 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.
I’ve definitely got some ideas for most (if not all) of these motifs already! If you’re interested, go here to get more info and sign up!
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