Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge


Welcome to the 4th Annual Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge! This reading challenge was originally hosted by Kimberly over at Bookmark to Blog, and has graciously handed her creative whim over to 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
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 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

FEB- Veil, Kiss, Her, Break, Love, Stars

MAR- Game, Fire, Darkness, School, Like, Change

APR- Far, Life, Stay, One, War, Thorns

MAY-Cure, Trial, Family, Key, Thief, Bend

JUN - Moon, In, Only, Whisper, Sleep, Trap

JUL-Rose, Sun, Clock. Day, Angel, Unto

AUG-Prince, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now

SEP-Wind, Color, Touch, At, How, Sweet

OCT-Rock, Ghost, Fall, Away, Sky, Storm

NOV-Dream, Holiday, And, Of, Dawn, Beautiful

DEC-End, Promise, Everlasting, Ice, Snow, My

Anything else I should know?

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 new Linky tool setup for you to add your book reviews by January 1, 2016. Also, please note that reviews can only be linked up once in 2016. 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 group over at Goodreads where we can all communicate, share ideas, thoughts, and recommend books for the reading challenge. Feel free to join!

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!

I have just come across this 2016 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge being hosted by Claudia at My Soul Called Life.  I thought the challenge sounds rather intriguing so I am keen to sign up and give it a go.  The challenge should make it interesting when it comes to selecting new books to read each month.


Unknown said...

I'm so glad you've decided to join the Keyword Reading Challenge! Wishing you all the best in the year ahead :)

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