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You GUYS, it is What’s in a Name Time! *throws confetti*
If you don’t know about What’s in a Name, it is a fun reading challenge that is now hosted at Beth Fish Reads. It is also the only challenge I do, because I can complete it on accident and I only have to remember to link 6 things. There are other challenges I can complete on accident too (audiobook, ebook, historical fiction), but I don’t ever remember to actually link up to them so that anybody knows I completed them. Hence, I just do What’s in a Name.
So, the deal is, there are 6 creative categories, and you read one book in each of the categories. Easy peasy. This year’s categories are:
- A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Black Hills, Purgatory Ridge, Emily of Deep Valley
- A book with something you’d see in the sky in the title: Moon Called, Seeing Stars, Cloud Atlas
- A book with a creepy crawly in the title: Little Bee, Spider Bones, The Witches of Worm
- A book with a type of house in the title: The Glass Castle, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Ape House
- A book with something you’d carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: Sarah’s Key, The Scarlet Letter, Devlin Diary
- A book with a something you’d find on a calendar in the title: Day of the Jackal, Elegy for April, Freaky Friday, Year of Magical Thinking
Here’s what I’m thinking at the moment for these categories, although it might change. I’m pretty sure that I barely read any of the books I thought I would for last year’s categories: