ROUNDUP of the 2018 Monthly Motif reading challenge

This year went by fast, don’t you think? It was fun participating in the motif challenge, I met new book bloggers and learned about new authors. Always a pleasure. Here is the roundup of the books I read. Please note that I forgot to actually linkup at Girlxoxo for all the months I participated! Duh!  I’ll do better next year.


Here are the links to books I read for the 2018 Monthly Motif.

JANUARY – Diversify Your Reading – White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Kick the reading year off right and shake things up. Read a book with a character (or written by an author) of a race, religion, or sexual orientation other than your own.

FEBRUARY – One Word – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Read a book with a one word title.

MARCH – Travel the World – The Dry by Jane Harper
Read a book set in a different country than your own, written by an author from another country than your own, or a book in which the characters travel.

APRIL – Read Locally
Read a book set in your country, state, town, village (or has a main character from your home town, country, etc)  I planned to read House on the Forgotten Coast by Ruth Coe Chambers.  Didn’t happen.

MAY- Book to Screen
Read a book that’s been made into a movie or a TV show.

JUNE- Crack the Case – The French Girl by Lexie Elliott
Mysteries, True Crime, Who Dunnit’s.

JULY – Vacation Reads – Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
Read a book you think is a perfect vacation read and tell us why.

AUGUST- Award Winners – Wine Reads by Jay McInerney
Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.

SEPTEMBER- Don’t Turn Out The Light 
Cozy mystery ghost stories, paranormal creeptastic, horror novels.

OCTOBER- New or Old – Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Choose a new release from 2018 or a book known as a classic.

NOVEMBER- Family – The Au Pair by Emma Rous
Books where family dynamics play a big role in the story

DECEMBER- Wrapping It Up – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Winter or holiday themed books or books with snow, ice, etc in the title or books set in winter OR read a book with a theme from any of the months in this challenge (could be a theme you didn’t do, or one you want to do again).

I managed nine books/months out of the twelve so, not too shabby 🙂

This upcoming year I plan to participate but I will be sure to link up in the proper time frame. 🙂

6 thoughts on “ROUNDUP of the 2018 Monthly Motif reading challenge

  1. Very nice book list! I’ve read some of them and agree with you that Lethal White was a good one. I read and blog about the books but somehow I’ve never gotten hooked by the detailed challenges.

    best… mae at

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