This one promises to be a fun and innovative way to choose a title (and look at what you’ve read). Hosted by The Worm Hole – here’s the details
What’s In a Name
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories. (Examples of books you could choose are in brackets – translations and other languages most definitely count!):
- The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)
- A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake)
- A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends)
- A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda)
- A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood)
- A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne)
As usual I’ve tried to include some easy categories and some not so. Remember the titles I’ve given here are only examples, you can by all means use them if you want to but it’s not necessary. There are plenty of other books that will fit the categories and you may have some in mind already or even some on your shelves you can read.
- Books can be any format (print, audio, ebook).
- It’s preferred that the books don’t overlap with other challenges, but not a requirement at all.
- Books cannot overlap categories (for instance my example of The Square Root Of Summer could be used for ‘a shape’ or ‘a season’ but not both).
- Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
- You don’t have to make your list of books beforehand, you can choose them as you go.
- You don’t have to read your chosen books in any particular order
- hashtag for Twitter is #whatsinaname2018
I’ll track my progress below
The English Wife by Lauren Willig ~ Nationality
Springtime at the Cider Kitchen: Little Somerby #2 by Fay Keenan ~ Season
The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome by Man Martin ~ Fruit or Vegetable
The Holiday Cottage by the Sea by Holly Martin ~ ‘The’ used twice
So – four out of 6 isn’t horrible -but I honestly lost track of this challenge and missed Shape and Z options. Perhaps this will be a challenge to come – but 60% is all I can claim here.