Hello my fellow bookworms, it is time to round-up my reading for the What’s in a Name 2017 challenge; hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. This was my second time taking part and the premise is very simple: read books with a title that fits the six categories provided. Here is what I read for this year’s categories:
- 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 – The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (re-read)
- Two words with the same first letter – Seven Stages by Geoffrey Trease
Woohoo! That’s six out of six which is the challenge well and truly completed this year.
That’s not all though folks! Now it is time to get ready for What’s in a Name 2018, that is again being hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. Here are the new categories for next year, and in the brackets are the books I own which I could possibly read for each:
- The word ‘the’ used twice (The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory or The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney or The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier)
- A fruit or vegetable (Peach Blossom Pavilion by Mingmei Yip)
- A shape (Heartstones by Kate Glanville or The Loyal Heart by Merry Farmer)
- A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zombie edited by Christopher Golden)
- A nationality (Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier)
- A season (Summer by Edith Wharton or Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett)
For those new to this challenge it runs from January to December; the books read can be in 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 this year? Do you fancy taking part next year? Which book do you think I should read first?