This year, 2015, saw me at my absolute worst when it came to reading. I can come up with a lot of excuses for the poor show but in my heart I know that if I really wanted to read more, I could have. Once upon a time I would have carved time out from the busiest schedule to read. So no more excuses, only solutions to correct myself. I chanced upon this wonderful Reading Challenge which seems to be fun without having the pressure to finish tons of books within a short period of time. Girlxoxo is hosting the 2016 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge. There’s a theme for every month and I particularly loved the one for August which is to read from a genre outside our comfort zone, something we normally wouldn’t read. This means that I’ll explore more and make myself read from a wide variety of topics. I’m looking forward with much anticipation to 2016, hoping I can do justice to the Challenge. Here are the various themes for the different months.
JANUARY- Who Dunnit?
Crack the case and solve the mystery with your first book of the year.
FEBRUARY- New Releases
Read a book released in the last year.
MARCH- Take a Trip
Time Travel or read a book set in a country different than where you live
APRIL- Best of the Best
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award
MAY- Story of Survival
Make it out alive, beat the odds, save yourself stories. Try thinking beyond the typical wilderness survival. Surviving high school? Surviving a family road trip? Yep- those count too! PS. Dystopians would work great in this motif too.
JUNE- Girlxoxo Recommends
We’ve read a lot of great books. Check out our archives and pick one of our recommendations off our book lists.
Hilarious memoirs, silly chick lit, comedic scifi. Pick a book that is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
AUGUST- Genre Jumble
Read from a genre that you don’t normally read from
SEPTEMBER- Steampunk, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
Pretty self explanatory and loads of great books to pick from in this motif.
OCTOBER- Things That Go Bump in The Night
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, murder mystery- it’s up to you!
NOVEMBER- Fiction Takes A Break
It’s all about Nonfiction November this month!
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.