The Key Words for February are – Please, Might, Return, Shy, Vanish, Book, Ash, Come. Check in with us on Goodreads, at Instagram with the hashtag #MonthlyKeywordGXO, on Storygraph or at the “linky” bottom of this post.
Monthly Key Word
Here’s what we plan to read this month…
KIM – Last year I claimed I would read From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L. Armentrout but never did. Since it’s really the only book on my shelves that has a matching keyword for this month I guess I’ll give it another try. I’m still interested in it, but it’s a chunk of a book, so we’ll see if it holds my interest long enough to finish.
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
TANYA – My choice for this month is a book that was on My #20BooksofSummer (2022) Reading List and I never got to it – Black Cake, Chamaine Wilkerson … and then I see it made Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2022.
In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.
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For January, I read The GIRL with the Pink Shoes. I loved it.