2020 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge [May 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 the May 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.

May Key Words

“Sky, Name, Blue, Book, Enchant, Is”

Our top book suggestion this month is:

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.

By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found.

But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down.


  • 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!


// Comments //

  1. Jen

    May 31

    I read The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander for this month’s Keyword Challenge. (Book)

  2. I read Deep Blue Secret by Christie Anderson. Loved it! Here’s my review: https://iheartfictionalpeople.net/2020/05/review-deep-blue-secret-by-christie-anderson/

  3. Cinzia

    May 11

    I read “The little book cafè” by Georgia Hill (it fits also the monthly motiv challenge…)

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