Saturday, December 19, 2015

2016 Monthly Keyword Challenge

Claudia over at My Soul Called Life is hosting the annual 2016 Monthly Keyword Challenge (previously hosted by Kimberly over at Bookmark to Blog). It begins on January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016. You can join at any time, the goal is to read a book with one of the keywords for the challenge.

The Keywords for the Year  
January - Crowd, Girl, The, Bad, Soul, Soft 
  February - Veil, Kiss, Her, Break, Love, Stars  
March - Game, Fire, Darkness, School, Like, Change  
April - Far, Life, Stay, One, War, Thorns  
May - Cure, Trial, Family, Key, Thief, Bend  
June - Moon, In, Only, Whisper, Sleep, Trap  
July - Rose, Sun, Clock, Day, Angel, Unto  
August - Prince, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now  
September - Wind, Color, Touch, At, How, Sweet  
October - Rock, Ghost, Fall, Away, Sky, Storm  
November - Dream, Holiday, And, Of, Dawn, Beautiful  
December - End, Promise, Everlasting, Ice, Snow, My

My Goal:
I'll be reading at least one book with any of the keywords--that means I'll need twelve books to complete my commitment. I'll be listing possible titles from the TBR stacks below and will link reviews and post completion dates as they com.

Books Read For the Challenge  
January -  The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth (1/9/15)
February - The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham (2/5/16)
March - House of Darkness by Allan MacKinnon (3/7/16)
           - The Big Smoke [for fire] by Adrian Matejka (3/20/16)
April - One Foot in the Grave by Peter Dickinson (4/18/16)
May - The Family Tomb by Michael Gilbert (5/10/16)
June - Midnight in Lonesome Hollow by Kathleen Ernst (6/3/16)
June - Certain Sleep by Helen Reilly (6/16/16)
July - The Ticking Clock by Frances & Richard Lockridge (7/8/16)
August -  A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures: Or Did Someone Murder Our Wandering Boy? by George Baxt (8/14/16)
September - While the Wind Howled by Audrey Gaines (9/8/16)
October -  Avon Ghost Reader by Herbert Williams (10/14/16)
November -  The Dream-Detective by Sax Rohmer (11/22/16)
                    A Holiday Yarn by Sally Goldenbaum
December - Cold Steal by Alice Tilton [as in Ice cold] (12/18/16)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Umm, wow! This is incredible! I haven't been able to put a list together, but you've certainly inspired me to look into some of the books you've shared here :) Do you by chance have a Goodreads account? If so, it would be amazing to have you share this list with the Keyword Reading Challenge Group! Just to throw out some suggestions ;)