Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Challenge Complete: What's in a Name? 2016

What's In A Name 2016 logo

Well, that's all she wrote for the ninth annual What’s In A Name challenge. Details found over at The Worm Hole

As soon as the post when up, I headed to my TBR stacks and searched for titles that would help me conquer this one. The categories were especially fun this year--I loved being able to use "petticoats" and "bridal bed"! Thanks to Charlie for sponsoring this one--I can't wait to see what gets lined up for next time. 

The basics
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories: 
  • A country (try not to use ‘Africa’!) Suggestions: Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn, Xiaolu Guo’s I Am China, Martin Wagner’s Deutschland)
  • An item of clothing (Su Dharmapala’s Saree, Ann Brashare’s The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, Javier Moro’s El Sari Rojo; Pierre Lemaitre’s Vestido De Novia)
  • An item of furniture (Marghanita Laski’s The Victorian Chaise-Longue; C S Lewis’s The Silver Chair; Goslash;hril Gabrielsen’s The Looking-Glass Sisters)
  • A profession (Adriana Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife; Mikhail Elizarov’s The Librarian)
  • A month of the year (Elizabeth Von Arnim’s The Enchanted April; Rhoda Baxter’s Doctor January)
  • A title with the word ‘tree’ in it (Ai Mi’s Under The Hawthorn Tree; Elle Newmark’s The Sandalwood Tree)

  And here are the books I read for each category:

1. Four Against the Bank of England by Anne Huxley [Country] (1/25/16)
2. Puzzle in Petticoats by Samuel Melvin Kootz [Clothing] (1/20/16)
3. The Bridal Bed Murders by A. E. Martin [Furniture] (2/13/16)
4. Which Doctor by Edward Candy [Profession] (1/28/16)
5. The April Robin Murders by Craig Rice [Month] (2/17/16)
6. The Clue of the Judas Tree by Leslie Ford ["Tree"] (2/6/16)


Unknown said...

Congrats!! That's terrific, am currently in progress with this Challenge!!

Jamie Ghione said...

Wow. I have just one left on this one.

Bibliophile said...

I love this challenge! It gives one such a wide scope of books to choose from that it's hard to imagine it ever becoming a chore.