Monday, November 14, 2011

What's in a Name 5

Beth of BethFishReads is hosting the What's in a Name Challenge again next year and, of course I've just signed up. I rarely meet a challenge I don't like and won't take. And I had so much fun with this one last year that I just couldn't resist jumping again. [Yes, Gina and Cheryl, I know I never resist. The word just isn't in my vocabulary when it comes to challenges.]

Here's how it works:

Between January 1 and December 31, 2012, read one book in each of the following categories:
  1. A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Black Hills, Purgatory Ridge, Emily of Deep Valley
  2. A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title: Moon Called, Seeing Stars, Cloud Atlas
  3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title: Little Bee, Spider Bones, The Witches of Worm
  4. A book with a type of house in the title: The Glass Castle, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Ape House
  5. A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: Sarah's Key, The Scarlet Letter, Devlin Diary
  6. A book with a something you'd find on a calendar in the title: Day of the Jackal, Elegy for April, Freaky Friday, Year of Magical Thinking
Link to Review Sites for the Challenge

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category. So, hop over to her place and sign up. You know you want to.

Here are my picks:
1. Topigraphical Feature: The Mysterious Incident at Lone Rock
by Rajendra Pillai (8/6/12)
2. Something in the Sky: From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy by Terry Lee Rioux (3/14/12)
3. Creepy Crawly: The Golden Scorpion by Sax Rohmer (4/2/12)
4. Type of House: The House of A Thousand Candles
by Meredith Nicholson (6/17/12)
5. Something in pocket, purse, backpack: The Key by Patricia Wentworth (8/5/12)
6. On a Calendar: Gideon's Month by J. J. Marric (8/8/12)

1 comment:

Beth F said...

Oooh great choices. I think Creepy Crawly is going to be difficult for some people. Good luck, and have fun.