What's in a Name 2014 – an Update

Whats in a name 7Charlie who hosts the What’s In A Name challenge on her blog The Worm Hole has added a a 6th category to the challenge. I was hoping she would as there has always been a 6th category for this challenge. Here it is in Charlie’s own words:

A book with a school subject in the title. And yes, that does mean you can get creative and use a magical academic subject if you wish €“ Hogwarts is a school, after all.

Examples of books you can choose: The History Boys by Alan Bennett, Angelology by Danielle Trussoni, Mastering The Art Of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

This sixth category will be considered a bonus. You can read for it or not €“ if you only want to read for the original five categories your last book of the five will still mean you have completed this year’s challenge.

I’ve had a quick look at my unread books (as I like to use challenges to read from my own books, rather than having to buy/borrow them) and have these to choose from:


The Brief  History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
A Small Part of History by Peggy Elliott
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


A Dead Language by Peter Rushforth
Italian Neighbours: An Englishman in Verona by Tim Parks


An Equal Music by Vikram Seth


The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice


1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro


A Time To Dance, No Time To Weep by Rumer Godden

5 thoughts on “What's in a Name 2014 – an Update

  1. Margaret – You’ve got some great titles to count towards this challenge! And I do love that new category.


  2. I really (should’ve written that in CAPS) liked 1599–very interesting approach to a book on Shakespeare and Elizabethan England.

    Enjoyed reading your list and seeing how you met the criteria with each.


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