Thursday, January 28, 2010

What's In A Name? Challenge

So I've decided to join one of those literary challenges. It's called "What's In A Name?" It seems easy ... let's see

So here's how it works: Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, read one book in each of the following categories:
  1. A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  2. A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House
  3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan
  4. A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose
  5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia
  6. A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Other Things to Know:
  • Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
  • Books may overlap other challenges.
  • Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is allowed.
  • You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
  • You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
Let's see if I have any of these categories checked off yet?
I've read 33 books so far in 2010 as of today ...
  • and none have had a food in the title ...
  • no body of water (one mountain reference though!) ... ooooh ...
  • we've got something for #3: a book with a titled person in the title (i.e. queen, president, governor) and I've got Italian Groom, Princess Bride
Italian Groom, Princess Bride
The Princess Bride

oh well ... it's a start!

1 comment:

Beth F said...

Welcome to the challenge!! Hope you have fun with it.