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:
- The word ‘the’ used twice – The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen
- A fruit or vegetable – Peach Blossom Pavilion by Mingmei Yip
- A shape – Queen of Hearts, Volume 3: War of the Cards by Colleen Oakes
- A title that begins with Z – Zombie edited by Christopher Golden
- A nationality – Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
- A season – Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble by M. C. Beaton
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?