What’s in a Name Challenge

Just over a year ago “What’s in a Name” was the very first challenge I signed up for via this blog. And it was the first challenge I completed ahead of schedule!

It’s a lovely challenge, and of course I’m going to do it all over again next year.

Beth at Beth Fish Reads is the new host, and there’s a dedicated blog here.

It’s really simple. During 2010 read one book from each of six categories.

I’ve perused my shelves and come up with a book for each category. So here are the categories and the books I’ve chosen:

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

The Land of Green Ginger by Winifred Holtby

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

Brook Evans by Susan Glaspell

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

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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

Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary by Ruby Ferguson

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

Martha in Paris by Margery Sharp

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

A Note in Music by Rosamond Lehmann

Changes are allowed, but I’m really looking forward to my sextet.

7 responses

  1. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary. A Persephone that I don’t have yet but would like to own one day. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was my favourite book of last year, you’ll love it!

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