Welcome back to the 2020 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge! Your challenge this month is to read a book that includes one of the March 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.
March Key Words
“Dream, Day, In, House, Luck, Friend”
Our top book suggestion this month is:
House of Salt and Sorrows, Erin A. Craig
This is a take on the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale. It’s set near the sea and involves some stormy scenes in a nearby lighthouse. It’s beautifully written but dark and twisted. It’ll keep you guessing and take you on a wild ride where you won’t know who to trust anymore- even the main character herself.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.
HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS
- 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!