Perhaps I am overthinking this. I am not sure if I need a plugin or if this is already set up in wordpress.
What I am looking to do it add a text widget to the site with the heading of "Trending Now"
Under that I would like a list of a few keywords that link to the search results for that word. For instance if "Chewbacca" is under trending now when a user clicks that word it will bring them to a search results page with links to all articles, etc. of Chewbacca on the site.