Thursday 1 January 2015

Wrap-up post: Monthly Motif Challenge 2014

Kimberly Lynne over on Bookmark 2 Blog also hosted a Monthly Motif Challenge this year.

Monthly Motifs:
January: Around the World
Choose a book to read that takes place in a country different from the one you live in or choose a book written by an author that is from a country different than your own.

Svart Elfenben (Black Ivory) - Arne Svingen (the Ivory Coast)
Archangel´s Legion - Nalini Singh (author lives in New Zealand)
The Chocolate Heart - Laura Florand (set in France)
The Chocolate Temptation - Laura Florand (set in France)

February: Award winner
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award.
Innsirkling (Encirclement) - Carl Frode Tiller (won the Brage prize in 2007)
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd (Book Sense Book of the Year Award 2004)

March: Fairy tales or fairy creatures
Read a fairy tale retelling or a book with fey/fairies in it
Princess of the Silver Woods - Jessica Day George
Hero - Alethea Kontis
The Glass Casket - McCormick Templeman

April: Short and sweet
Read a collection of short stories or an anthology
Side Jobs - Jim Butcher 
Songs of Love and Death - anthology

May: Mystery, Murder and 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.
Innocent in Death - J.D. Robb
Eternity in Death and Creation in Death - J.D. Robb

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 towards something
The Firebird - Susanna Kearsley
A Company of Swans - Eva Ibbotson

July: Assassins, warriors and rebels
Read a book in which the character is one of these things or fights against one of these things.
Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers (main character is an assassin nun)
Spider´s Bite - Jennifer Estep (main character is an assassin)
The Kiss of Deception - Mary E. Pearson (one of the main characters is an assassin)
Magic Breaks - Ilona Andrews (main character is a warrior)

August: 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 for this month as well.
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
Across a Star-Swept Sea - Diana Peterfreund
The Silver Metal Lover - Tanith Lee

September: Book to movie
Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie as well.
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

October: 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 that has witches in it.
Wicked as They Come - Delilah S. Dawson
Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake

November: 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).
The Outsiders - Susan E. Hinton
The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley

December: 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.
An Echo in the Bone - Diana Gabaldon

Challenge completed: 9th of December 2014
Total books read: 32

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