January 2024 Keyword Challenge


Secret, Heaven, True, House, Come, Only, Know, Winter

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!)

The art thief : a true story of love, crime, and a dangerous obsession

by Michael Finkel

As Bright as Heaven

by Susan Meissner

The Best is Yet to Come

by Debbie Macomber

The Blackhouse

by Carole Johnstone

The Bookseller's Secret

by Michelle Gable

Come fly the world : the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am

by Julia Cooke

Do I Know You?

by Emily Wibberley

The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett

Forget What You Know

by Christina Dodd

A Good House for Children

by Kate Collins

Heaven and Earth

by Paolo Giordano

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store

by James McBride

How to Know a Person

by David Brooks

How to Sell a Haunted House

by Grady Hendrix

I Know Who You Are

by Barbara Rae-Venter

Mergers and acquisitions : or everything I know about love I learned on the wedding pages

by Cate Doty

The mostly true story of Tanner & Louise

by Colleen Oakley

The Nazi conspiracy : the secret plot to kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill

by Brad Meltzer

No One Left to Come Looking for You

by Sam Lipsyte

None of This is True

by Lisa Jewell

One Last Secret

by Adele Parks

The Only One Left

by Riley Sager

The Only Survivors

by Megan MIranda

The Only Woman in the Room

by Marie Benedict

A People's History of Heaven

by Mathangi Subramanian

Rogues : true stories of grifters, killers, rebels, and crooks

by Patrick Radden Keefe

The Secret Hours

by Mick Herron

The True Love Experiment

by Christina Lauren

The Weight of Heaven

by Thrity Umrigar

When Ghosts Come Home

by Wiley Cash

White lies : the double life of Walter White and Americas darkest secret

by A J Baime

Winter in Paradise

by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in Sokcho

by Elisa Shua Dusapin

The Winter Orphans

by Kristin Beck

The Winter Sister

by Megan Collins

You Shouldn't Have Come Here

by Jeneva Rose