Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge 2020

Doing this once again. It's now back with its original creator.

Hi friends! Welcome to the 2020 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge. Here’s a little background on this reading challenge:
I (Kim) started this challenge on my original book blog: Bookmark to Blog in 2013. When Tanya and I decided to join forces and co-blog here at I brought the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge with me but let Claudia of My Soul Called Life take over hosting for the Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge. Claudia later disappeared from the blogosphere 🙁 and no one could get in touch with her.  Bev from My Readers Block decided to keep the challenge going when she couldn’t get in contact with Claudia. She’s been running it for the past two years. Bev also hosts several other yearly reading challenges, so make sure you go check those out on her blog!
For 2020, the Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge is coming back to its roots. As its creator I’m very excited to have it back! Read below for the details on this challenge and we hope you’ll choose to join us for next year…


~ This is a monthly challenge that runs all year long from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
~ Six “key words” are given for each month. Your task is to read 1 book that includes one or more of the key words in the title.
~ The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word ‘snowing’ or ‘snowflake’ even though the key word is ‘snow.’
Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read “Cinder” or “Ashes” for the key word ‘Fire’. 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.’ Use your best judgement and have fun with it!
Please link back to Girlxoxo, Tanya, or Kim any time you post about the challenge on your blog so that we can follow along with your progress!!
~ If you post what you’ve read to social media please use the hashtag #MonthlyKeyWordGXO .
New This Year: A check in post will be published at the end of each month where you can see what we read for the challenge and comment with the book you chose and a link to your review.


JANUARY – Water, This, Hello, Sun, New, Six:
Daisy Jones & the Six--Taylor Jenkins Reid

FEBRUARY – Girl, Any, Love, Red, Note, Throne:
The Girl With the Red Balloon--Katherine Locke
MARCH – Dream, Day, In, House, Luck, Friend:
The House of the Spirits--Isabel Allende
APRIL – Lost, Below, City, Jewel, Night, My (mine = my):
If You Could Be Mine--Sara Farizan
MAY – Sky, Name, Blue, Book, Enchant, Is:
The Book of Joe--Jonathan Tropper
JUNE – And, Beach, Number, Wish, Down, Word:
Sunset Beach--Mary Kay Andrews
JULY – Boy, Last, Day, Into, Dear, Summer:
Boy Meets Boy--David Levithan
AUGUST – Kiss, Flower, When, Happy, North, Right (violet = flower):
Acts of Violets--Kate Collins
SEPTEMBER – Star, Cry, She, Window, Forever, Eye:
This Star Won't Go Out--Esther Earl
OCTOBER – Haunt, Around, Shadow, Grave, Murder, Deep:  Dark and Deepest Red--Anna-Marie McLemore
NOVEMBER – Look, Forest, Out, Color, Lock, Now: The Color of Magic--Terry Pratchett
DECEMBER – Sword, Magic, Fly, Of, Silver, Crown: Sword and Sorceress--Marion Zimmer Bradley
Challenge completed on December 4


Kimberly said...

Thanks for joining us and sharing the post Jamie!

Elephant's Child said...

Yet another interesting challenge. I am amazed at just how many there are.

Beverley Baird said...

Love the Monthly Key Word Challenge! Will be signing up for sure.

Sherrie said...

Would love to join in on this reading challenge....I've posted about this at my blog....

Jamie Ghione said...

That's great, but I'm not the one hosting this one. This si my signup post. Please click the link above and let them know :) You're welcome to join any of the ones I AM hosting.

Sandra Cox said...

Another interesting one.