2020 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge [June Check In]

Welcome back to the 2020 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge! Your challenge this month is to read a book that includes one of this months Key Words in the title. Then link up to where you posted about it in the comments, on our Goodreads GXO Reading Challenge group or on Instagram using the hashtag #MonthlyKeyWordGXO. And don’t forget to update your 2020 Reading Challenges Tracker.

June Key Words

“And, Beach, Number, Wish, Down, Word”

Our top book suggestion this month is:

The Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds

An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading. He gets onto the elevator and the book follows his thought process as he moves down the floors. Written in verse, this book is a quick read but packs a powerful punch.


  • Your task is to read at least 1 book for any of the keywords
  • Post about what you’ve read anywhere online – your blog, Goodreads and / or social media using the hashtag #MonthlyKeyWordGXO
  • Come back to our check-in here in the comments leave a link and/or tell us which book(s) you read and what you thought.

If you have any other book suggestions please drop them in the comments. Also- we’d love to know which book you picked for this month!


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  1. Jen

    Jun 30

    I read Don’t Look Behind You and Other True Cases by Ann Rule this month.

  2. I read Death-Wish Green by France Crane

  3. Cinzia

    Jun 16

    I read “Harry Potter AND the philosopher’s stone” by J. K. Rowling 🙂


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