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.
I’m pretty sure I’m goind to do this one too. Good luck!
You must – you’ll have a lovely timegoing through piles and lists of books before you even start to read!
I’m hoping to join this one too. I like your list of books. Good luck with the challenge.
I tried to do this one and failed miserably!! Have fun with it!
A lovely sextet! I hope you love Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary and I shall be very interested to read your thoughts on Brook Evans (clever use of brook – a body of water that isn’t entirely obvious) and the VMCs.
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!
Welcome to the challenge! I love the books you picked. Hope you have fun!