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What’s In A Name?

December 15, 2007




“What’s In A Name?” Reading Challenge

Dates: January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008

The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories.

1. A book with a color in its title. Examples might include: The Amber Spyglass, The Red Pony, Blue Blood

2. A book with an animal in its title. Examples might include: The Hound of the Baskervilles, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julie of the Wolves

3. A book with a first name in its title. Examples might include: Jane Eyre, the Harry Potter books, Anne of Green Gables

4. A book with a place in its title. Examples might include: From Russia with Love, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Out of Africa

5. A book with a weather event in its title. Examples might include: The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Red Storm Rising, Tornado Alley

6. A book with a plant in its title. Examples might include: Where the Red Fern Grows, The Name of the Rose, Flowers for Algernon

–You may overlap books with other challenges, but please don’t use the same book for more than one category. (For example, you can use The Red Pony for either a “color” book or an “animal” book, but not for both.)

Prizes: Yes. There will be some small prizes (unless someone can convince my parents to raise my allowance!) awarded throughout the challenge, and a larger grand prize at the end. More details about this later.

To join in, simply leave a comment on this post with a link your list. I will post a list of participants here as they sign up.

Once the challenge has begun, I’ll make a new post where I will link up everyone’s reviews.

See, isn’t this easy? Just six books in one year!

Have I left anything out? If so, please feel free to ask!
Answers to questions:
1. You don’t need a blog to participate. Just put your list in the comments, and I’ll post it here.
2. Feel free to change your list throughout the year, if something new pops up that fits the category.

My Books:

 1)     A Book with Color – The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman

2)     A Book with an Animal – Lord of the Flies – William Golding

3)     A Book with a Name – Lolita – Vladmir Nabokov

4)     A Book with A Place – Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen

5)     A Book with Weather – Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

6)     A Book with a Plant – Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

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