2023 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Sign-Ups

Welcome to the 2023 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, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

~ 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 that month.

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

~ A check in post will be published here on the blog, in our Goodreads GXO Reading Challenges group and on Instagram each month. The challenge is also posted to Storygraph.


~ Please properly credit and link back to Girlxoxo or @Chapter_Adventure 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.

MONTHLY KEY WORDS (Linked to Monthly Check-Ins)

JAN – Crown, Girl, Whisper, Black, Heart, Guide, All, Ever

FEB – Please, Might, Return, Shy, Vanish, Book, Ash, Come

MAR – Crimson, Beyond, Friend, Cry, Wait, Six, Run, Woods

APR – Vicious, Ask, Wind, Found, Circle, Broken, Beneath, Drown

MAY – Dragon, Day, Chain, Another, Thousand, Begin, Stolen, And

JUN -Bridge, Everything, Blue, Why, First, Wild, Luck, Tomorrow

JUL – Final, Clock, This, Way, Poison, Summer, Future, Kiss

AUG – Dangerous, Again, Best, Chase, How, Flower, Date, Together

SEP – Sign, With, Just, Lies, Grace, Enough, Sleep, Name

OCT – Old, After, Take, Shadow, Monster, Haunt, Darkness, Of

NOV – Paris, Hidden, Sparrow, Realm, Two, Fair, Street, Say

DEC – Silver, Wish, Forgotten, Dance, Also, My, Fate, Dream


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


~ 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).


// Comments //

  1. Carla

    February 1, 2023

    I am trying to add my linky, but when it gets to add my thumbnail, it won’t go any further. I am participating in the challenge and here is the link to my sign up post. https://carlalovestoread.wordpress.com/2023/02/01/2023-monthly-key-word-reading-challenge-monthlykeywordgxo/

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