Sunday 16 December 2012

What's in a Name Challenge for 2012

This challenge is one that really dragged on for me.

The challenge is based on book titles, and participants are encouraged to be creative when choosing.
There are 5 categories and the challenge is to read one for each category.
I started with the category Topographical Feature, reading The Broken Shore by Peter Temple.
Next up was Something You'd See in the Sky, and I read New under the Sun by Kevin Major.
A couple months later I tackled Something You'd Carry in your Pocket, reading Pulp and Paper by Josh Rolnick.
The fourth category I read for was Type of House, with The Bungalow by Sarah Jio.
For the fifth category, Something on a Calendar, I read The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim.
Then I delayed, trying to find the right book for the last category Creepy Crawly, and finally chose The Honey Locust by Jeffrey Round.

For a while, I wasn't sure I was going to make it, but wrapped it up with a couple weeks to spare.
I'm looking forward to next year's challenge.


  1. I always enjoy this challenge. Something about how random it is appeals to me! Just finished it myself, as well.

  2. Me too Melwyk. I'm searching my shelves now for next year's but not having much luck yet.
    By the way, I love the Penelope Lively quote on your blog page. She's one of my favourite writers and I got that book for my birthday, but haven't read it yet.