The “What’s In A Name?” Challenge


I found this challenge on another book lover’s site. Here’s how it works: Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, I must read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  2. A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House
  3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan
  4. A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose
  5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia
  6. A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.
Of all the books I have read so far this year, NONE of them fit into any category! My 2010 list thus far:

  1. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
  2. Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man – Steve Harvey
  3. The Icarus Girl – Helen Oyeyemi
  4. The Black Monk – Anton Chekhov
  5. Haunted – Chuck Palahniuk
  6. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  7. The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

From  the books that I have waiting to be read on my shelf, only A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian counts (for place name … although it’s more like language, so really I’m pushing it 🙂 ). I have my work cut out!


2 responses »

    • please do! i’m still stalling, but i mean to start it this weekend! hm, tolstoy… aristoc, perhaps? they hide some good stuff, just ask at the counter!

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