Hello my fellow bookworms, it is time to round-up my reading for the What’s in a Name? 2019 challenge; hosted by Andrea at Carolina Book Nook. 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:
- A precious stone/metal – The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin
- A temperature – Cold Fire by Dean Koontz (currently reading)
- A month or day of the week – Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
- A meal – Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig
- Contains the word “girl” or “woman” –
- Contains both the words “of” AND “and” – Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M. C. Beaton
Well that’s five out of six categories matched this year… Okay I haven’t quite finished one of them and I have reviews outstanding, but I think you’ll forgive me that. I also had The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins lined up for the girl/woman title, but sadly I just didn’t have time for it. So all in all, I think another pretty good year.
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? 2020, which is again 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:
- An ampersand (&) – ??
- An antonym – (The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs)
- 4 letters or less – (Kim by Rudyard Kipling)
- A given/first name – (Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir)
- Reference to children – (The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory)
- One of the 4 natural elements (water, air, fire, earth) – (The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley)
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 an ampersand in its title?