At this time of year I often think that I won’t take part in any book challenges in the future and I was just thinking that the other day when I saw that Beth Fish Reads had posted about next year’s What’s in a Name challenge, which will run between January 1 and December 31, 2013. As I do like working through my unread books and making lists of what to read next I had to see if it would be easy to fit books to fit the challenge – of course I did! The idea is to read one book in each of the following categories:
1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: eg Deep Down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs up the Dirt
2. A book with something you’d find in your kitchen in the title: Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs
3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding in Haiti, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness
4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Burning for Revenge, Fireworks over Toccoa, Catching Fire
5. A book with an emotion in the title: Baltimore Blues, Say You’re Sorry, Dreams of Joy
6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery of Witches
- 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.
- Ripley Under Water by Patricia Highsmith
- Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
2. A book with something you’d find in your kitchen in the title:
- Gem Squash Tokoloshe by Rachel Zadok
- The Various Flavours of Coffee by Anthony Capella
- The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz
- Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
- The Water Horse by Julia Gregson
3. A book with a party or celebration in the title:
- Ralph’s Party by Lisa Jewel
- A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep by Rumer Godden
- The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title:
- Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine
- The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
5. A book with an emotion in the title:
- Book of Love by Sarah Bower
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Sword of Shame by The Medieval Murderers
- The Pursuit of Happiness by Douglas Kennedy
- The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor
- The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title:
- The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
- The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva rice
- The Lost Prophecies by The Medieval Murderers
- The Lost Army of Cambyses by Paul Sussman
- The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
More than enough!