2022 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Sign Ups

Welcome to the 2022 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge! We’re so excited to be back for another year of reading with you!


~ This is a monthly challenge that runs all year long from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

~ Eight “key words” are given for each month. Your task is to read 1 book that includes one or more of the key words in the title.

~ Synonyms and different suffixes are allowed. For example, if the keyword is ‘Lake’ you may also use the words ‘Lakes’, ‘Water’, ‘Sea’, ‘Ocean’.

~ A check in post will be published here on the blog, in our Goodreads GXO Reading Challenges group and on Instagram each month. You can link up on the blog posts to announce your completion of that months challenge using the hashtag #Monthly KeyWordGXO


~ Please properly credit and link back to Girlxoxo or Kim on Instagram any time you post about the challenge on your blog or social media.

~ If you post what you’ve read to social media please use the hashtag #MonthlyKeyWordGXO.

~ If you are on Goodreads consider joining our GXO Goodreads Reading Challenge Group. You can get book suggestions, do progress check-ins and meet other challenge participants.


JAN – Last, Kingdom, Girl, Dark, When, Winter, Light, Window

FEB – Midnight, Never, Into, Sun, Love, Good, Spell, Search

MAR – End, Fall, Loud, Queen, Woods, Nine, Beautiful, Crown

APR – Race, Now, Chose, While, Stop, Burn, Red, One

MAY – Thorn, Catch, Black, Under, City, Cloud, Sing, Legacy

JUN – Sea, You, Hate, Perfect, Shade, Until, Beach, Little

JUL – Star, Next, Infinity, Iron, Word, People, Rise, Clear

AUG – Breath, Case, Hundred, Day, Happy, Language, Stay, Lie

SEP – Bright, Here, Out, Life, Strange, Rule, Story, Salt

OCT – House, Bone, Haunt, Body, Blood, Witch, Murder, Mystery

NOV – Many, Boy, River, Fever, Down, Gold, Jade, Hill

DEC – Still, Cabin, Cafe, Night, Lake, By, Holiday, Fire


~ You can track your progress using a blog or any social media platform. We are active on Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads.

~ Monthly Check in Posts will be linked below as soon as they’re posted. You can check in there, on our GXO Goodreads Reading Challenge Group or with our Instagram hashtag #KeyWordReadingChallenge.


  • MAY
  • JUNE
  • JULY


~ Sign up to participate by using the linky below!

~ Announce your participation via your blog, Goodreads, or other social media platform using the hashtag #MonthlyKeyWordGXO and link back to Girlxoxo.com or tag us on Instagram (@chapter_adventure).

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26 Replies to “2022 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Sign Ups”

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  4. Juulna says:

    Always up for this challenge!

  5. This sounds like fun! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Nessa Kreyling says:

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is there a printable with all the keywords on them? I like to print things out to keep track of my progress…

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  9. Desert Rose says:

    I’m in for 2022

  10. I will be trying this again

  11. K.C Alleruzzo says:

    Would love to join this reading challenge! Excited!

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  13. traci says:

    excited to give this a go again this year. thanks for hosting

  14. Jamie says:

    I’m joining again!

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