The 2015 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge!  This is a year-long challenge hosted by Bookmark To Blog.  You can find full rules and the sign up post here.

For this challenge six key words are associated with each month in 2015.  Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.


JAN –   Bird, Girl, Ever, Silence, Bad, Truth, End

FEB –   Key, Water, Lie, Chase, And, Once

MAR –   Kind, Face, Power, City, Blue, Night, To

APR –   Dream, Prince, Long, Wind, Rose, The, Rock

MAY –   Ash, Road, Thief, Bend, In, Far

JUN –   My, Together, Whisper, Win, Soul, Sleep

JUL –   Sun, Unto, Energy, Fate, High, Look

AUG –   Fall, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now

SEP –   Color, Touch, Life, Day, How, Sweet

OCT –   Ghost, Home, Beach, Away, Test, Number

NOV –   Rise, Holiday, And, Little, Call, Dark

DEC –   Space, Mirror, Over, Flower, Trap, Cold

My Books:


This month I read two books to count towards the challenge.  I’m reading out of sequence at the moment, but it seems to be working, although documenting my progress has the potential to get very confusing.  Still, I read:

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – (October:  Number)

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher – (December:  Over)


This month I’ve added three books towards this challenge:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – (January:  Girl)

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – (November:  Rise)

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (October:  Number)


Only one addition to report this month:

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie – (April:  Prince)


Paris for One by Jojo Moyes – (March:  City)


The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson – (September:  Day)


Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris counts in two categories – (March: Night) and (May: Road)


A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab – (November:  Dark)


Nothing new to report.  My current total for this challenge is 10 books.


The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller – (January:  Bird)


Nothing new to report.  My current total remains at 11 books.


My total is 11 books


The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King – (January:  Bad)  (April:  Dream)

My final challenge total is 12 books.


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