Saturday, November 17, 2007

What's in a Name?

Annie - who is the daughter of Debi - is hosting a creative reading challenge for 2008. It's called What's in a Name? and the six selections for the challenge must contain a specific element in the title:

  • A book with a color in its title

  • A book with an animal in its title

  • A book with a first name in its title

  • A book with a place in its title

  • A book with a weather event in its title

  • A book with a plant in its title

These are my picks:
  • Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant
    by Daniel Tammet

  • Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

  • We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

  • The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes


  1. Ohhh, I read House of Sand and Fog a few years ago and remember enjoying it--a sort of literary thriller--ha ha!. I'm taking on challenges with caution for 2008, but I keep seeing this one and think its such a fun idea.

  2. Hey, I am participating in this too. :D This month, I'm reading Peony in Love for category 'A book with a plant in its title'.

  3. I joined this challenge and thought I would peruse a few other's choices. I have seen you comment on a few other blogs I visit so yours was one of my stops! Your list looks great--I really mean to, but keep forgetting to read House of Sand and Fog. My little 90 year old grandmother raved about that book to me a couple of years ago when she read it!
    I am reading Icy Sparks for my weather related title this month.

    Happy reading--