Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What's In a Name Challenge

The What's in a Name Challenge is hosted by Beth of Beth Fish Reads.

Sign up on the challenge page here

So here's how it works:
Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, read one book in each of the following categories:

1. A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

2. A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House

3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan

4. A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose

5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia

6. A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Other Things to Know

* Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
* Books may overlap other challenges.
* Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
* Creativity for matching the categories is allowed.
* You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
* You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
* There will be a single prize at the end of the challenge. Readers who complete the challenge and write up a wrap-up post (or wrap-up comment) are eligible. I'll figure out a way to make it international.

Here's my choices so far:

1. A book with a food in the title -

2. A book with a body of water in the title -

3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title - The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

4. A book with a plant in the title - The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakhar

5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title - Kitty Goes To Washington by Carrie Vaughn

6. A book with a music term in the title - The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway

To celebrate blogging friendships & my birthday two lucky readers can take their pick from a choice of 6 books in my Dec/Jan giveaway. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. Good luck with this one Sheree! I had trouble picking a book for the food category

  2. I really like this challenge because it's so difficult! Good luck!

  3. Mishel ~ do you reckon WATER counts as a food LOL, I have plenty of recommendations for that.

    Alaine ~ just got to figure out a book for the 1st 2 categories.

  4. hi, teddyree!!!!
    i hope u'll enjoy all da books and good luck for the challenge!!!! =)

  5. This looks so fun. I shall think about adding it to my list of challenges.

  6. hi sheree =p

    a also signed up for this one..i think it's fun because it's a bit difficult and i haven't start yet (not even listing)..

    good luck!

  7. cj ~ thanks, I think I'm gonna need some luck the amount of challenges I'm doing LOL

    Bekah ~ I'm looking forward to this one, hope you join in :-)

    dArLyN ~ thanks, good luck choosing your books too!

  8. I have just read my first book for this challenge. I read The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman for the one with a title in.

    For the food one, I was thinking perhaps of Chocolat by Joanne Harris.

    The Cellist of Sarajevo is a beautiful book. I read it just before Christmas and thought it was beautiful.

    Good luck with the challenge, it is a really fun one.

  9. Viv ~ I'm so glad you loved The Cellist of Sarajevo, I might start this challenge with it.

    hmm Chocolat ... For the food one I was thinking about a book released last year about a dancer with diabetes I think, called ?sugarplum ???? If I can remember or if anyone knows the name of the book I'm talking about please let me know :-)

  10. Haha - use water!! that'd be awesome =D

  11. Welcome to the challenge! I'm so glad you decided to join. Creativity for meeting the categories is encouraged!

  12. I am doing this one too!!!!! :)


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