February 2024 Keyword Challenge


Heir, Night, Bride, Down, Women, Hand, Teach, Guest

This challenge was created in 2013 by Kim of @chapter_adventure and Tanya of Girlxoxo.com.  Find more challenges at https://www.chapteradventure.com/  

Your task is simple. Read a book each month with one of the keywords in the title. "Bonus points" if you find a title that has more than one of the month's keywords.

We love this challenge because it's easy to find books to fulfill the monthly keyword requirement and we can create wonderfully eclectic booklists!  You are sure to read out of your comfort zone if you conquer this task each month

Get started with our librarian-curated list of books where you'll find both nonfiction and novels as well as new bestsellers and older well-reviewed books. No worries if you don't like our suggestions. Simply use one of the keywords to find matching titles in the BCCLS catalog or the new BCCLS catalog (in testing right now!)

And the Bride Closed the Door

by Ronit Matalon

Binge times : inside Hollywood's furious billion-dollar battle to take down Netflix

by Dade Hayes

Brave the wild river : the untold story of two women who mapped the botany of the Grand Canyon

by Melissa Sevigny

Bright Young Women

by Jessica Knoll

The child is the teacher : a life of Maria Montessori

by Cristina De Stefano

The Connellys of County Down

by Tracey Lange

The Darkling Bride

by Laura Andersen

A Day of Fallen Night

by Samantha Shannon

Down and out in paradise : the life of Anthony Bourdain

by Charles Leerhsen

The Friday Night Club

by Sofia Lundberg

Give Me Your Hand

by Megan Abbott

Good Night Irene

by Luis Alberto Urrea

A Guest at the Feast

by Colm Toibin

The Heir Affair

by Heather Cocks

The heiress : the revelations of Anne de Bourgh

by Molly Greeley

The Heiresses : the lives of the million dollar babies

by Laura Thompson

It All Comes Down to This

by Therese Fowler

The Italian Teacher

by Tom Rachman

The Kennedy heirs

by J Randy Taraborrelli

Lady Tan's Circle of Women

by Lisa See

Lay Your Body Down

by Amy Suiter Clarke

The Left Hand of Darkness

by Ursula Le Guin

Mother-Daughter Murder Night

by Nina Simon

Night Will Find You

by Julia Heaberlin

The Object at Hand

by Beth Py-Lieberman

Of orcas and men : what killer whales can teach us

by David Neiwert

Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship

by Michelle Kuo

Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale

by Adam Minter

The sisterhood : the secret history of women at the CIA

by Liza Mundy

Take My Hand

by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

The Teacher of Warsaw

by Mario Escobar

An Unwanted Guest

by Shari Lapena

The Vanished Bride

by Bella Ellis