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.