Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CHALLENGE: What's in a Name 5

It's my fifth year, so I can't not participate in this one. Just picking the titles is half the fun. Finding a reason to read some books I've already wanted to read is bonus. Are you joining in this one? It runs all year, and only six books. Check out bethfishreads for more details or to sign up.
Here's the categories for next year:

  1. A book with a topographical feature in the title -- e.g. Black Hills, Purgatory Ridge, Emily of Deep Valley
  2. A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title -- e.g. Moon Called, Seeing Stars, Cloud Atlas
  3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title -- e.g. Little Bee, Spider Bones, The Witches of Worm
  4. A book with a type of house in the title -- e.g. The Glass Castle, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Ape House
  5. A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title -- e.g. Sarah's Key, The Scarlet Letter, The Devlin Diary
  6. A book with something you'd find on a calendar in the title -- e.g. Day of the Jackal, Elegy for April, Freaky Friday, The Year of Magical Thinking

So, the possibilities!
topographical feature
The Secret River, Kate Grenville
Small Island, Andrea Levy


something you'd see in the sky
Swann by Carol Shields
The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Sarah Addison Allen


creepy crawly
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer

type of house
The Last Resort by Carmen Posadas
Urn Burial, Kerry Greenwood
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding, Alexander McCall Smith


something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack
Duma Key, Stephen King
13 Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson


something you'd find on a calendar
The Septembers of Shiraz, by Dalia Sofer
October by Richard B Wright
The Wednesday Sisters, Meg Waite Clayton

What I Read:
Topographical feature:
6. Island of Wings - Karin Altenberg
10. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane

Something you'd see in the sky:
4. The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
7. Swann - Carol Shields

Creepy crawly:
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson
12. The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer

Type of house:
1. House of Orphans - Helen Dunmore
11. Red House Mystery - AA Milne

Something you'd carry in your purse or backpack:
3. 13 Little Blue Envelopes - Maureen Johnson
5. The Sealed Letter - Emma Donaghue


Something you'd find on a calendar:
2. Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party - Alexander McCall Smith
9. October - Richard B Wright

1 comment:

Melwyk said...

These are some great titles! I like this challenge as well, and plan to sign up again for 2012... just have to have the time to find my titles :)