Wednesday, October 31, 2007

CHALLENGE: What's in a Name?

Annie is hosting a challenge for next year, with some pretty neat parameters. I had fun picking out books to fit the categories, and since it is OK to overlap books with other challenges, and it lasts all year, I think I can do this.

"What's In A Name?" Reading Challenge
Dates: January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008
The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories.

1. A book with a color in its title.
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell

2. A book with an animal in its title.
The Goose Girl - Hale
The Terra Cotta Dog - Andrea Camilleri

3. A book with a first name in its title.
Eleanor Rigby - Douglas Coupland
Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi

4. A book with a place in its title.
Amsterdam - McEwan
Yellowknife - Steve Zipp

5. A book with a weather event in its title.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bryson
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

6. A book with a plant in its title.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
The Grass Harp - Capote

I've listed a few books for each category and I hope to read at least one for each. Thanks Annie, what a great idea

Challenge write up posted here


  1. Thanks for joining the challenge! It looks like a great list of books!


  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Thunderbolt Kid are fantastic books. Looks like you are going to have fun with that challenge.

  3. What a fun idea for a challenge. Off to compose a list for myself.

  4. Great list! I just loved The Secret Life of Bees and Snow Flower so much. Hope you get to them.

  5. i want to do this challenge, so i'm visiting lists to get ideas. you've got some good ones!


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