Saturday, November 17, 2007

What's In a Name Challenge

OK. So I finally caved and joined ANOTHER reading challenge. So sue me. I have been seeing this one all over the place and I just wanted to join in the fun!!

Hosted by Annie, of Words by Annie, the challenge is another one that encompasses all of 2008. Here are the Rules:

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
2. A book with an animal in its title.
3. A book with a first name in its title.
4. A book with a place in its title.
5. A book with a weather event in its title.
6. A book with a plant in its title.

--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.)
See? This is going to be fun!!

My List:
  • COLOR - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • ANIMAL - All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • FIRST NAME - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (if that is stretching it too much, I can always go with Emma by Jane Austin!)
  • PLACE - Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
  • WEATHER - The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1) by Patrick Rothfuss
  • PLANT - Moonlight and Vines by Charles de Lint

Anyone else??


Chris said...

What an awesome list Steph! I'm so glad you're reading Good Omens :D It's such a great book. It's hilarious, you'll love it! I want to read some more DuMaurier next year too now that I know that she's not a romance writer like I had previously assumed :p I have The Name of the Wind on my TBR list for next year as well and I'm always happy to see other people reading de Lint! Isn't this a cool challenge!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Chris!! I was looking for an excuse to read more Gaiman. I was hoping the subtitle would work!! I saw that a few people were reading de Lint, and this one looked really good. Short stories for the Goth Girl!! Yes, this is going to be a fun challenge!!

CDPJ said...

This is fun... I'm playing too.

Kailana said...

I think I might end up joining this before long. Good Omens is my favourite Gaiman, but then, I still have a few left to read!

Did your comment on my blog mean you wanted to join the advent calendar? I don't want to sign you up until I know for sure!

You should email me sometime, tell me how things are in your neck of the woods!

Kailana said...

Oh, and The Name of the Wind was listed as one of's editor picks of the year. Now if I could find the time to dedicate to it! I wanted it so bad and I still haven't found time to read it!

Melody said...

Great list, Stephanie! Glad to see you are participating in this as well! ;)

Dewey said...

Wind! Of course! I was wanting to join this and couldn't find any titles with weather in the name, but wind is probably a pretty common word in a title. Thanks!

Nymeth said...

I'm glad you're joining too! Great list! Good Omens is one of my favourite books ever. You'll enjoy it for sure!

jean pierre said...

oh, that sounds like a lot of fun! 'cause there's the added enjoyment of a bit of a treasure hunt in finding books with the right titles!

tanabata said...

This is such a fun idea for a challenge, I'm very tempted. I've been reading over some of your older posts that I missed while I was away and you've joined quite a few challenges already for next year. I can't decide, there are simply so many great ones to choose from. :P