What's In A Name Challenge 5

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Hosted By: Beth Fish Reads

Welcome to the fifth What's in a Name challenge This challenge was originated by a young blogger named Annie, who hosted it for two years. When she decided to give up on being the host, I took over the challenge.

I credit this challenge with being one of the prime reasons for my becoming a blogger, so I am thrilled to be its new host.

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

Other Things to Know

  • Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
  • Books may overlap other challenges.
  • Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
  • You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
  • You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
On January 1, I'll publish 7 posts, each with a Mr. Linky (one for each category and one for your wrap-up post), on this blog so you'll have a place post links to your reviews (bloggers) or leave comments (non-bloggers) as you finish up each category. You'll be able to find these posts during the year by clicking on the button in the sidebar. (I'll create those links on January 1.)

Tip: If you're ever struggling to find a title to match a category, check out what other people have read so you can get ideas or be inspired. And remember to be creative.

Tentative List:
1) topographical feature:
* The Cove by Catherine Coulter
* Virgin River by Robyn Carr

3) creepy crawly:
* Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs

4) type of house:
* House of Thunder by Dean Koontz
* Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler

5) something you'd carry in a pocket, purse or backpack:
* ?

6) something you'd find on a calendar:
* The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

My Book List:
2) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


lostdog said...

Great idea! The only book on your list I've already read is Cloud Atlas - good choice, as it is an excellent book. Apparently there's a film version coming out sometime next year - should be interesting to see what they do with it...

Cassandra said...

It actually isn't my list or my challenge. It's just copy and pasted from the host. If you click on the image, it will take you to the actual challenge. I haven't read any of the books that were listed as examples.

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