What’s in a Name Reading Challenge

Courtney posted on her reading blog a few days ago about What’s in a Name?, an interesting reading challenge that spans one year, and requires one to read at least six books in that span of time. Seeing as this merges well with my 50 book challenge practice, I’ve decided I’ll join.

Basically, one has to read six books whose title match a certain, predefined criteria (see the challenge post for more information), and post the list somewhere. And then one just has to read the six (or more, I suppose!) books between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

Sounds interesting. I took a bit from my to-read list, since that makes a lot of sense!

Last updated: 11 August 2008
Note: books read are emphasized!

My Challenge List

I listed a few possible books for each criteria, and some still don’t have a set book for them. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to comment! :)

  1. A book with a color in its title.

    The Golden Bowl by Henry James
    Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
    Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
    Red Azalea by Anchee Min

  2. A book with an animal in its title.

    The Kestrel by Lloyd Alexander
    And Condors Danced by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    Zorro by Isabel Allende

  3. A book with a first name in its title.

    Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Katherine by Anya Seton
    Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

  4. A book with a place in its title.

    The Knight of the Sacred Lake by Rosalind Miles
    Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
    Petersburg by Andrei Bely
    Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

  5. A book with a weather event in its title.

    The Silent Storm by Sherri Garland

  6. A book with a plant in its title.

    Juniper by Monica Furlong
    Frangipani by Celestine Hitiura Vaite