What’s in a Name 6

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.
Here are my choices:
1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title:
  • 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!

6 thoughts on “What’s in a Name 6”

  1. Lots of good choices there. The only one I’ve read is The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. It’s quite good although I prefer his Charlie Parker books.

    I hadn’t thought of The Tenderness of Wolves for ’emotion’ even though I own it. Good spot.

    Look forward to seeing what you read.

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    1. Simon, I have no doubt that I’ll end up reading something completely different. As you say it’s the fun of making the lists that appealed to me – and I ‘should’ read those books at some time!

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