What’s In A Name Challenge
*This is a challenge that anyone can join, no matter what types of books they like to read. You should be able to find books from any genre that will work.
*Dates: January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009
*The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories.
1. A book with a “profession” in its title. Examples might include: The Book Thief, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Historian
2. A book with a “time of day” in its title. Examples might include: Twilight, Four Past Midnight, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3. A book with a “relative” in its title. Examples might include: Eight Cousins, My Father’s Dragon, The Daughter of Time
4. A book with a “body part” in its title. Examples might include: The Bluest Eye, Bag of Bones, The Heart of Darkness
5. A book with a “building” in its title. Examples might include: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Little House on the Prairie, The Looming Tower
6. A book with a “medical condition” in its title. Examples might include: Insomnia, Coma, The Plague
*You may overlap books with other challenges, but please don’t use the same book for more than one category.
*Again, there will be some small prizes scattered throughout. No set schedule, so just be sure to check in once a while. There will also be a prize awarded at the conclusion to one participant who completes the challenge.
*You don’t need to decide exactly which books you will be reading ahead of time, though you’re certainly welcome to. Either way, I’d love to see your lists of possibilities, and I’ll bet everyone else would love to read them as well. To join in, simply leave a link here. Or, if you don’t have a blog, simply leave your name (and feel free to share your list in the comments if you’d like).
My planned books:
1. Lessons of a Lipstick Queen by Poppy King (Queen is a profession. I don’t want to hear about it)
2. Can 90 Minutes in Heaven count? I want to read that anyway. I’ll keep looking. Maybe Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
3. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (? other suggestions?) maybe The Zookeeper’s Wife
4. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
5. The Shack by William P. Young
6. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
I’m excited! I cant wait to start my challenges, although I’m starting to go a little bit nuts with the challenges. Thanks for this one Annie!