Monday, January 14, 2013

What's in a Name 6 Challenge

After signing up for The Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge 2013, I found a ton of other challenges on book-related blogs across the internet! It was craziness, and I got really excited and basically wanted to sign-up for all of them. You have Tony, my husband, to thank for keeping me grounded and reminding me that I can't get all of that reading done with my other responsibilities and hobbies. I decided to pick one more and found the What's in a Name Challenge on the blog Beth Fish Reads. It sounds really unique and fun, so this is going to be my second challenge for 2013. Visit the post linked above, read the details, and here is my list:

1. up or down (or equivalent): The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells
2. something you'd find in your kitchen: Bread Alone by
3. party or celebration: Masquerade by Cecilia Sternberg
4. fire (or equivalent): Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
5. an emotion: Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
6. lost or found (or equivalent): A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This is my plan so far, based mainly on books I've had for a while and/or those on my TBR list. I'm going to be pretty flexible with these, so the numbers probably aren't in the order in which I'll read the books, and I might even switch some of them at some point, since I don't know what I'll be reading for my book group or what genres I'll feel like reading later this year. I already had to change #1, because I couldn't conveniently find a copy of Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin. Anyway, jump in with me and read some interesting books you might have overlooked before--titles can come about in some interesting ways.


  1. I'm loving these challenges! I might look into doing one myself! xo

  2. You should, and link here in the comments so I know which one you pick! 2013 is going to be a fun year!

  3. Intriguing! I'm already doing the P&P challenge, and I've challenged myself to read all the original Sherlock Holmes stories this year, but I'm tempted to do this too. If I can find books that fit in those categories that interest me...

  4. I haven't done much of it so far because I'm doing the P&P challenge and reading books for my book group, but I'm excited. The idea of it reminded me of books I had let slip by, you know? Oh, and if you're reading Sherlock Holmes, you should also read House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. I'm in the middle of it right now, but it's really good so far!

    1. I've added it to my "to read" list, thanks! If you like Sherlock Holmes books, have you read Laurie R. King's series, beginning with The Beekeeper's Apprentice? They're my favorites!

    2. I haven't yet, but I am planning to get into a variety of Sherlock Holmes sometime soon. Maybe I'll tackle a Holmes challenge next year? We'll see. :)

    3. Oh, please please please please read The Beekeeper's Apprentice when you do! It is delicious.

    4. I had never heard of that before your comment, but I dutifully looked it up on Goodreads. It sounds wonderful! I'll put in on my list, and we'll see what happens.