Two years ago “What’s in a Name” was the very first challenge I signed up for via this blog. It was also the first challenge I completed.
It’s a lovely challenge, and of course I signed up for a second year.
It’s really simple. Just read one book from each of six categories. And now I’ve done it for a second time
Here are the categories and the books I’ve read:
- A book with a food in the title:
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkley
- A book with a body of water in the title:
Murder at The Flood by Mabel Esther Allen
- A book with a title (queen, president) in the title:
The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
- A book with a plant in the title:
Flowers for Mrs Harris by Paul Gallico
- A book with a place name (city, country) in the title:
Martha in Paris by Margery Sharp
- A book with a music term in the title:
Winter Sonata by Dorothy Edwards
Not the books I’d planned, but I was very happy with my final sextet.
And am I signing up for another year? Of course!
The new challenge blog is here.
Here are the new categories, and the books that I have in mind:
- A book with a number in the title:
One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes
- A book with jewelry or a gem in the title:
Miss Garnet‘s Angel by Salley Vickers
- A book with a size in the title:
My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time by Liz Jensen
- A book with travel or movement in the title:
Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
- A book with evil in the title:
Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie
- A book with a life stage in the title:
A London Child of the 1870s by Molly Hughes
A couple of those categories were tricky, but I got there in the end and I had a great time trying to track the right books down.
Wish me luck!