What’s in a Name reading challenge is hosted by Beth Fish Reads.
It’s a quirky little challenge – read one book that fits each of the six ‘categories’ between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The ‘categories’ are good fun –
- A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title
- A book with something you’d find in your kitchen in the title
- A book with a party or celebration in the title
- A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title
- A book with an emotion in the title
- A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title
I’m being smart about this challenge and picking books that are already in my TBR stack (this is known in the business as two-up-Tuesday or multi-tasking) and in doing so I knock some off my Off the Shelf challenge as well. Furthermore, some of these even capture titles that I’d listed in my Alphabetical Gaps list, so as you can see I’m basically ticking boxes all over the shop. Go me.
I’m kicking off with The Easter Parade by Richard Yates (also fills in letter ‘Y’ for my Alphabetical Gaps list) and Empire Falls by Richard Russo (letter ‘R’ and also on my TBR stack). Easter Parade obviously fits with the party or celebration category but am I stretching the friendship putting Empire Falls in the up/down category? Let’s just call me creative, okay?
I’m keeping track of all my challenges on my freshly minted 2013 Reading Challenges page.