Sunday, December 4, 2022

Monthly Motif

 This is another challenge hosted at the GirlXOXO site.   It is based on selecting books that have to do with a given motif for that month.  It is open for interpretation.  Sign up here



JANUARY- New Year, New Direction

“Read a book with one, or more, ‘directional’ words in the title.” ie. (into, over, out, behind, left, right, down, up, north, south, out, etc.) 

  • The Key Lime Crime (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #10) by Lucy Burdette
  • Blog Post and Goodreads Review  1/9/23
  • FEBRUARY- If You Have A Garden and a Library…

    Read a book with a plant or flower on the cover.”

    MARCH- Animal, Number, Color, Name

    Read a book with an animal, number, color, or name in the title.

    1. Beagles Love Steak Secrets by C A Phipps
    2. National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry by J. Patrick Lewis

    APRIL- I Like Big Books

    “Read a book over 400 pages long or listen to an audiobook over 14 hrs long.”

    1. Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong 

    MAY- In It To Win It

    “Read a book that involves a game or contest of some sort.” ie. Virtual reality, video games, war games, psychological mess-with-your-mind games, characters who participate in a contest, or a story in which the character takes on a personal challenge. 

    1. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

    JUNE- Take the Plunge

    “Read a book from any genre that is set on or near a body of water- lake, ocean, pool, river, etc.” 

    1. Mai Tai One On (Tiki Goddess #1) by Jill Marie Landis
    2.  A Sprinkling of Murder (Fairy Garden Mystery #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber
    3. Death on Cozumel Island  by Cindy Quayle

    JULY- I Need Only One Word

    Read a book with only one word as the title.”

    AUGUST- A Book and a Song

    Read a book with the same title as a song you’ve heard.”

    SEPTEMBER- Speculative Stories

    “Read a book from the speculative fiction subgenre” ie. a book with elements that do not exist in the real world.

    OCTOBER- Spellbinding or Spooktacular

    “Read a book that involves something spooky or magical or both.”

    1.  Fatal Fudge Swirl (Ice Cream Shop #3)  by Meri Allen

    NOVEMBER- Around OR Out of this World

    “Read a book set in a country other than the one you live in OR read a book that takes place in space or on another planet.”

    DECEMBER- White-out

    “Read a book with a wintery setting or a book with a mostly white cover.”

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