What’s in a Name? 3 Challenge

I like challenges that allow creativity while also providing motivation, and am glad to see that after Annie the What’s in a Name? challenge has found a new host. Last year I enjoyed several books I would have put off reading otherwise.

What’s in a Name? 3 Challenge

hosted by Beth of Beth Fish Reads

So here’s how it works: Between January 1 and December 31, 2010, read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  2. A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House
  3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan
  4. A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose
  5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia
  6. A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Here’s my tentative list–subject to change, of course.

  1. Food: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, or Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  2. Water: Children of the Sea, by Elizabeth Goudge, Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, or The Mystery of the Haunted Swimming Pool by Phyllis Whitney
  3. Title: The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier or The Princess of Cleves by Ladame de Lafayette
  4. Plant: Queen Anne’s Lace by Frances Parkinson Keyes or The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge
  5. Place: Emily of New Moon, by L.M. Montgomery or Love Over Scotland, by Alexander McCall Smith
  6. Music: Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

I couldn’t narrow it down  to just one possibility for each category, so I’ll have to see where my reading moods take me!

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  1. So glad you decided to join in the fun.

  2. […] it made the list of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. This is my book for the Food category of the What’s in a Name? 3 Challenge. It’s also, sad to say, only my first book in translation for the year. Published […]


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