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Friday, December 8, 2017

What's In a Name 2018

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I'm signing up for the eleventh annual What’s In A Name challenge, originally started by Annie, handed to Beth Fish Reads, and now continued by Charlie at The Worm Hole. For full details check out the challenge link.


The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories. (Examples of books you could choose are in brackets – translations and other languages most definitely count!):

  • The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)
  • A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake)
  • A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends)
  • A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)
  • A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood)
  • A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne)
Here are some possibilities from my TBR stacks (I will confirm and link reviews as I go):

"The" Twice
The Sign of the Book by John Dunning (3/23/18)


Fruit or Vegetable
Murder on Mulberry Bend by Victoria Thompson
The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher

Shape
The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace
Circle of Fire by Mark Sadler
Terror in Times Square by Alan Handley
The Hardaway Diamonds Mystery by Miles Burton

Begins with "Z"
The Zero Trap by Paula Gosling (4/8/18)

Nationality
The French Powder Mystery by Ellery Queen (4/24/18)

A Season
Spring Harrowing by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Absent in Springtime by Mary Westmacott (Christie)
A Summer in the Twenties by Peter Dickinson
Fall Over Cliff by Josephine Bell
Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker
The Winter Woman Murders by David A. Kaufelt

2 comments:

LuAnn Braley said...

I saw a number of Edgar Wallace titles come up when I was looking for vintage mysteries. :O)

Literary Feline said...

I am happy to see you are participating too! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone ends up reading. I love all your choices. Victoria Thompson, Ellery Queen and Robert B. Parker . . . You can't go wrong with any of them! Have fun with this one!