What’s in a Name Challenge

This here What’s in a Name Challenge just looks adorable. I have to sign up!

Here’s How It Works

Between January 1 and December 31, 2011, read one book in each of the following categories:
1. A book with a number in the title: First to Die, Seven Up, Thirteen Reasons Why
2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Diamond Ruby, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Opal Deception
3. A book with a size in the title: Wide Sargasso Sea, Small Wars, Little Bee
4. A book with travel or movement in the title: Dead Witch Walking, Crawling with Zombies, Time Traveler’s Wife
5. A book with evil in the title: Bad Marie, Fallen, Wicked Lovely
6. A book with a life stage in the title: No Country for Old Men, Brideshead Revisited, Bog Child

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Interesting, right? Well, I think so, anyway, and that’s what counts! I have noooooo idea what I’ll pick for this, but if you’ve got ideas, send them my way!

Number: Five Red Herrings, by Dorothy Sayers (Review)
Jewelry: The Ring of Solomon, by Jonathan Stroud (Review)
Size: Thinner, by Richard Bachman (Review)
Travel: Packing for Mars, by Mary Roach (Review)
Evil: In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote (Review)
Life: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, by Mary Roach (Review)

3 thoughts on “What’s in a Name Challenge

  1. Bev Hankins says:

    Happy New Year!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have put up a Progress and Review post for the Vintage Mystery Challenge. You will find it at http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/vintage-mystery-progress-and-review.html OR I have put a button on my home page that will take you right to it.

    I would appreciate it if, when you finish a book for the challenge, you would either leave a comment at the post or email the relevant info to me here at phryne1969 (at) gmail (dot) com. That way I can keep track of my challengers and try to be prepared when you're ready to claim a prize. And, I'll admit it, I'm really curious to see what you all decide to read for the challenge and maybe everyone else is too!

    Good luck!


  2. Laura Ansley says:

    I was just being all stalkerish and checking out your challenges and this one looks pretty cool! I know that you, as I do, love YA, so may I suggest Philip Pullman's “The Ruby in the Smoke” to cover the jewelry category? It's the first in a quartet that I remember really liking (much more than I liked the “His Dark Materials” trilogy).

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