2021 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge

This challenge is run by girlxoxo.

The way I’ll be organizing individual challenge pages like this are by listing the different book options I’m considering for each task, and then only after the fact, or just before, whittling and editing it down to the book I choose/chose for the task (month in this case).

My GoodReads shelf for this Challenge.

Underlined are books that match with other (usually monthly, but not always) challenges. The book I end up reading will be highlighted/written in colour, versus black and grey, marked with its date of completion.


End, Princess, Dance, Midnight, Court, Why, Winter, Story

  • Tiamat #1: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (Completed January 25th)


Over, Edge, Rain, Blade, Red, Come, None, Glass

  • The Stormlight Archive #2.5: Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson


Dear, Ink, Mercy, Fly, Lost, Never, Match, True

  • His Fair Assassin #1: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


Last, Watch, Save, Girl, Sun, Tell, Garden, Tomorrow

  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle


Away, Wait, Book, Raven, Lake, Angel, Nine, Island

  • The Wayfarer #1: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers


Beneath, Crown, Sing, Rule, Earth, Find, Happen, Cruel

  • Soulwood #1: Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
    • Completed June 10th


Ever, Shine, Gone, Search, Wood, Under, Road, Like

  • Wildwood #1: Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
    • Not yet read
    • Review
  • Books of Raksura #1: The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
    • Not yet read
    • Review
  • Wood = Ash — Ash by Malinda Lo
    • Not yet read
    • Review


One, Secret, Will, Tree, Blue, You, Flame, Thousand

  • Inheritance Trilogy #1: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
    • Not yet read
    • Review


Country, House, Top, Man, Wild, Sweet, Once, Wake

  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  • Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley
  • Wilderwood #1: For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten
  • Once & Future #1: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cory McCarthy


Fear, Night, Silent, Wicked, Hidden, Bones, Lied, Ghost

  • The Drowning Empire #1: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  • Something Dark and Holy #1: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
  • Ghost Talkers by Marie Robinette Kowal
  • Watch #1: The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Bone Witch


Again, Loud, Star, Stay, Air, When, Since, Race

  • The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Air Awakens #1: Air Awakens by Elise Kovac


Cold, Room, Life, Bell, Kiss, Dream, Until, Drink

  • Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
  • Mercy Thompson #7: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

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