2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge Sign-ups!

Welcome to the 5th Annual Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge!

How does this challenge work?

For this challenge, I have chosen six keywords associated with each month in 2017. 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, 2017 – December 31, 2017
  • You can join anytime before December 31, 2017
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2017
  • 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. Meaning, you can tweak the keywords. For example, your title could include the word ‘snowing’ or ‘snowflake’ even though the key word is ‘snow.’ Further, if the key word is ‘family‘ then your title could include the word ‘sister’ or ‘mother.’ It’s similar to the word game Word Association.
  • Link up below to participate linking your post, Goodreads shelf, Shelfari, Booklies, 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 2017 Keywords 

JAN- Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand

FEB- And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing

MAR- Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga

APR- From, Trigger, Tale, His, CrownMist

MAY- Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade

JUN- Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have

JUL- Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream

AUG- Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most

SEP- Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash

OCT- Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea

NOV- Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet

DEC- Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On, Will

Anything else I should know?

Yes! There will be an End of the Year Giveaway ($25.00 USD Amazon gift card or PayPal voucher; winner’s choice) so be sure to link up your reviews for more entries! I will have a Linky Tool setup for you to add your book reviews starting January 1, 2017 and each month thereafter. Also, please note that reviews can only be linked up once in 2017. One more reminder, if you are not a blogger, you can link up your Goodreads or Booklikes reviews. Lastly, (and this is completely optional) I have created a Goodreads group where we can all communicate, share our thoughts, book recommendations, feel free to join!


Use hashtag #keywordreadingchallenge to see what everyone is reading and sharing!


Okay, How Do I Sign-Up?

  1. Simply enter your information in the Linky Tool below as follows: Your name @ Your blog name (i.e. Claudia @ My Soul Called Life)
  2. If you are a blogger, grab the button below and create a blog post or page letting me know you are participating in this challenge ― be sure to link back to this post!
  3. If you are not a blogger, you can use Goodreads (or any other book tracking site) and create a shelf for the challenge and link to that
  4. Lastly, Tweet about the reading challenge!
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33 thoughts on “2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge Sign-ups!

    1. Yay! So glad you’ve decided to join the reading challenge! Bear in mind this is a “stress-free” reading challenge, please don’t worry if you have to skip a month or if you have to read your books out of order!

  1. Last year I was not able to get my reviews posted.This year planning to complete this challenge. And please can you remove linky no.28. Gave the wrong name by mistake. Thanks for hosting and looking forward to finishing the reading goals

  2. HI Claudia! Thanks for joining the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge. I hope you have fun with it. Glad to see you’re still doing the Monthly Key Word Challenge. I think I’ll have to join this year!

    1. Are you kidding me!? The Monthly Motif Reading Challenge is by far my favorite reading challenge! Oh and the Keyword Reading Challenge too So glad to have you joining this time around Kim. Best of luck in the year ahead!

  3. Claudia! I’ve missed you sweetheart! How have you been? I hope 2017 is a wonderful year for you and your family. I just seen someone tweet the challenge and I would love to join up as well!

    1. Kelly! So so wonderful to hear from you! I’m doing fantastic — so ready to say goodbye to 2016 ha! I’m so glad to have you joining the Keyword Reading Challenge! I hope it helps trim down your TBR

  4. Looks like a good challenge to participate in when I’m already challenging myself with some others this year! Can’t wait to see what the year brings.

  5. I have a question. For February, one of the words is deception. Would a title including the word pretend work for this? The premise of the book is a deception

  6. Question: I completed the January keyword but just haven’t been able to write the review yet. Can I link the January keyword review to the February link-up post?

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