Challenge: What’s in a Name 2018/2019

Hello my fellow bookworms, it is time to round-up my reading for the What’s in a Name 2018 challenge; hosted by Charlie at The Worm Hole. This was my third 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:

Woohoo! That’s another six out of six this year. Okay, I was very inventive on the last one, but they do sing about Christmas being the ‘season’ to be jolly, right?! Sadly, I am very behind on my review writing, so you will have to wait for my thoughts on the last three books.

Did you take part in this challenge too? If yes, what did you read for it?


That’s not all though folks! Now it is time to get ready for What’s in a Name 2019, which this year is being hosted by Andrea at Carolina Book Nook. Here are the new categories and in the brackets are the books I own which I could possibly read for each:

  • A precious stone/metal (The Silver Locket by Margaret James or The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin)
  • A temperature (Cold Fire by Dean Koontz)
  • A month or day of the week (???)
  • A meal – (Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig or The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams)
  • Contains the word “girl” or “woman” (The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins)
  • Contains both the words “of” AND “and” (Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M. C. Beaton)

For those new to this challenge it runs from 1st January to 31st December; the books read can be in any format (print, audio, e-book); books cannot overlap categories; and creativity for matching the categories is encouraged! Apart from that I can read what I want in what order I want.

Are you taking part this year? Any recommendations of a book I could read with a day or month in the title?

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12 thoughts on “Challenge: What’s in a Name 2018/2019

  1. Well done completed last year’s six and good luck with this year. This is a challenge I like – I should have a think about what books I have that might fit.
    Lynn 😀

    1. FF, its almost like Zombie was meant to gather dust on my shelves, just so it would be there and waiting to fit a difficult challenge category?! And, sorry! It has been a very busy, tiring first week back at work, but I should hopefully have my full thoughts on Zombie up soon: it is only the second book on my review list.

  2. Well done for successfully completing (creatively, I may add 😉 ) last year’s challenge, and good luck in this year’s one. I look forward to your upcoming reviews. 🙂

  3. Well done! I definitely think Christmas counts as a season. Good luck with this year’s challenge – I don’t think I’m going to take part again myself, but I’ll be interested to see what everyone reads for it. 🙂

  4. You could look at Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans – it might be a good choice for your church group, as well. It’s been years since I read it, but I seem to remember Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was really good. Those are the first two that come to mind.

    This is normally my favorite challenge of the year, but I’ve decided not to participate since I’m cutting back posting on my main blog.

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