It’s a lovely challenge, and of course I signed up for a second year. And a third
It’s really simple. Just read one book from each of six categories. And now I’ve done it for a third time
Here are the categories and the books I’ve read:
- A book with a number in the title:
13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
- A book with jewelry or a gem in the title:
Death Wore a Diadem by Iona McGregor
- A book with a size in the title:
Great House by Nicole Krauss
- A book with travel or movement in the title:
Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
- A book with evil in the title:
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond
- A book with a life stage in the title:
Parents and Children by Ivy Compton-Burnett
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!
All of the details are here.
Here are the new categories, and the books that I have in mind:
- A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title:
Small Island by Andrea Levy
- A book with something you’d see in the sky in the title:
Shadow of the Sun by Lily Dunn
- A book with a creepy crawly in the title:
A History of Insects by Yvonne Roberts
- A book with a type of house in the title:
The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
- A book with something you’d carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title:
The Book of Months by E F Benson
- A book with a something you’d find on a calendar in the title:
The Fortnight in September by R C Sheriff
A couple of those categories were tricky, but I got there in the end and I had a lovely time going through my bookshelves, looking for a book I wanted to read to fit each category.
Wish me luck!