This is the ninth annual What’s In A Name challenge – hosted this coming year by Charlie at The Worm Hole. I haven’t taken part before but I have been tempted, and at last I decided that 2016 would finally be the year. The challenge runs from January to December next year. During this time I will need to read one book from each of the following categories (in brackets are the books I own that I’m considering reading for each category):
- A country (The Villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmondson)
- An item of clothing (The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas)
- An item of furniture (The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit)
- A profession (The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King)
- A month of the year (??)
- A title with the word ‘tree’ in it (The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton)
‘Mask’ might be stretching it for an item of clothing, but Charlie did say creativity for matching the categories is encouraged! Books can be any format (print, audio, e-book); books cannot overlap categories; and it’s preferred that the books don’t overlap with other challenges. Although not a requirement, I am pleased to have found books that I want to read that are not already covered by any other challenges. Otherwise I can read what I want in what order I want.
Any suggestions for what book I could read which has a month in the title? Are you taking part in this challenge in 2016?