Monday, 4 January 2016

Monthly Motif Challenge 2015 Wrap-Up Post

The Monthly Motif Challenge is another one hosted over on Bookmark to Blog and which I've been dipping in and out of every month. In total, I read 38 books for this challenge, more than last year.

The motifs for 2015 were:

January - Book to Movie or Audio
Read a book that has a movie or an audio based on it.
Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - Ann Brashares

February - Award Winner
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award.
Odinsbarn - Siri Pettersen
Dragon Bound - Thea Harrison
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green

March - Genre Jumble
Read a book in a genre you've never tried or that you are the least familiar with.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying - Marie Kondô

April - Murder, Mystery and Mayhem
Read a murder/mystery book.
Against the Dark - Carolyn Crane
They Came to Bagdhad - Agatha Christie
Strangers in Death - J.D. Robb

May - Library Love
Pick a book on display at your local library.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

June - Take a Trip
Choose a book to read that takes place in a country different to the one you live in.
Every Breath - Ellie Marney (Australia)
Populærmusikk fra Vittula - Mikael Niemi (Sweden)

July - Standing Up
Read a book in which the main character stands up for themselves, stands against an enemy, or stands up for something they believe in
Paper Towns - John Green
Nowhere But Here - Katie McGarry

August - Alternate reality
Read a book that's set in the future, on another planet, in another dimension, or in an unknown world.  
Magic Shifts - Ilona Andrews
The Heart of Betrayal - Mary E. Pearson

September - Furry Friends
Read a book that includes an animal either as a main character or supporting character.
A Red-Rose Chain - Seanan McGuire
White Cat - Holly Black
Archangel's Enigma - Nalini Singh
Saga, vol 5 - Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

October - Goblins and Ghosts and Ghouls, Oh My!
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, funky fantasy creatures - it's up to you!
Darlah - 172 Hours on the Moon - Johan Harstad
Carry On - Rainbow Rowell
Joyland - Stephen King
Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
Rat Queens - Kurtis J. Weibe and Roc Upchurch
Sorcerer to the Crown - Zen Cho

November - An Oldie but a Goodie
Pick a book published before 2000 that you've always wanted to read.
A Room with a View - E.M. Forster
Macbeth - William Shakespeare

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.
The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
Wallflower Gone Wild - Maya Rodale
What A Wallflower Wants - Maya Rodale
Lord Dashwood Missed Out - Tessa Dare
Magic Stars - Ilona Andrews
Season for Surrender - Theresa Romain
Wonder Woman, vol 2: Guts and Vol 3: Iron - Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
The Game Plan - Kristen Callihan

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