What’s in a Name 2017

ao83h0Charlie at The Worm Hole is hosting the tenth – yes, tenth! – annual What’s In A Name challenge, originally started by Annie, then handed to Beth Fish Reads and now continued by Charlie. For full details go to the sign-up post. I’ve been doing this challenge since Annie started it in 2007, just missing the one in 2009! So, even though I’m cutting back on challenges for 2017, I really want to take part in this one.

The basics

The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories. (Charlie’s examples of books you could choose are in brackets – translations and other languages most definitely count!):

Charlie is asking for one review per category.

A number in numbers

The 12.30 from Croydon by Freeman Wills Crofts

A building 

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and also Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid (joint post)

A title which has an ‘X’somewhere in it

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

A compass direction

South Riding by Winifred Holtby

An item/items of cutlery

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns

A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration!

A Death in the Dales by Frances Brody