Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Previously hosted at Bookmark2Blog, this challenge is now at My Soul-Called Life.

My Soul Called life

How does this challenge work?
For this challenge, I have chosen six keywords associated with each month in 2016. Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the keywords for that month. Simple right?
Challenge Guidelines
  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
  • You can join anytime before December 31, 2016
  • You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
  • The book title you choose can be a variation on one of the keywords. For example, your title could include the word ‘snowing’ or ‘snowflake’ even though the key word is ‘snow.’
  • Keywords can be tweaked. For example, you could read Cinder or Snow Like Ashes for the keyword ‘fire‘ and that would be just fine. If the key word is ‘family‘ then your title could include the word ‘sister’ or ‘mother.’ If the key word is ‘food‘ then your title could include the word ‘cake’ or ‘milk.’ It’s similar to the word game Word Association
  • Link up below to participate linking your post, Goodreads shelf, etc.
  • Lastly, have fun! This challenge is simply for the pure satisfaction of reading so please don’t worry if you have to skip a month or if you have to read your books out of order!
Here Are Your 2016 Keywords: 

JAN- Crowd, Girl, The, Bad, Soul, Soft
Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson

FEB- Veil, Kiss, Her, Break, Love, Stars
Broken--Megan Hart

MAR- Game, Fire, Darkness, School, Like, Change
Somewhere in the Darkness--Walter Dean Myers

APR- Far, Life, Stay, One, WarThorns
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest--Ken Kesey

MAY- Cure, Trial, Family, Key, Thief, Bend
The Death Cure--James Dashner

JUN- Moon, In, Only, Whisper, Sleep, Trap
Walk Two Moons--Sharon Creech

JUL- Rose, Sun, Clock, Day, Angel, Unto
A Rose From the Dead--Kate Collins

SEP- Wind, Color, Touch, At, How, Sweet
King of the Wind--Marguerite Henry

OCT- Rock, Ghost, Fall, Away, Sky, Storm
The Ghost Bride--Yangsze Choo

NOV- Dream, Holiday, And, Of, Dawn, Beautiful
Wolf Dreamer of the Longest Night Moon--Elayne Silva-Reyna

DEC- End, Promise, Everlasting, Ice, Snow, My
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan--Lisa See
Challenge completed on December 11


Unknown said...

So glad to have you joining the Keyword Reading Challenge; I'm anxious to see what books you share with the group :)

Julie said...

I joined this one, too, Jamie. You're a bad influence ;) I found this and thought you might like it. I'm giving it a try. http://www.perpetualpageturner.com/2015/12/6th-annual-end-of-year-survey-2015-edition.html