Hello my fellow bookworms, it is time to round-up my reading for the What’s in a Name 2016 challenge; hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. This was my first time taking part but the premise is simple: read books with a title that fits the six categories provided. Here is what I read:
- 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
Annoyingly I had books lined up for the last two categories, but I just didn’t have time to read them. However seeing as this is my first attempt, I am pretty impressed with 4/6 completed.
That’s not all folks! Now it is time for What’s in a Name 2017 challenge; also hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. Here are the new categories and in brackets are the books I could read for each:
- A number in numbers (Class of ’59 by John A. Heldt)
- A building (The Shack by William Paul Young)
- A ‘X’ somewhere in it (Richard Nixon: A Very Brief History by Mark Black)
- A compass direction (North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell)
- An item/s of cutlery (re-read: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman)
- Two words with the same first letter (The Trysting Tree by Linda Gillard)
For those new to this challenge it runs from January to December 2017; the books read 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. Apart from that I can read what I want in what order I want.
Did you take part in 2016? Are you taking part in 2017?