Thursday, January 19, 2012

“What’s in a Name” Reading Challenge

Aside from Goodreads’ reading challenge (my goal is to reach 50, but I can always add more if I finish it early), I also decided to take “What’s in a Name” challenge this year, hosted by Bethfish. It looks fun, and I can complete both of challenges at the same time. Here are the guidelines:

Between January 1 and December 31, 2012, read one book in each of the following categories:
  1. A book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title: Black Hills, Purgatory Ridge, Emily of Deep Valley
  2. A book with something you'd see in the sky in the title: Moon Called, Seeing Stars, Cloud Atlas
  3. A book with a creepy crawly in the title: Little Bee, Spider Bones, The Witches of Worm
  4. A book with a type of house in the title: The Glass Castle, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Ape House
  5. A book with something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title: Sarah's Key, The Scarlet Letter, Devlin Diary
  6. 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
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category. Other Things to Know
  • Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
  • Books may overlap other challenges.
  • Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
  • You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
  • You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.


  1. This looks like so much fun! I will just steal this list and do the challenge as well. I'm already reading a book the 2nd category! (The Fault in Our Stars.)

  2. OMG! The Fault in Our Stars! I'm so stoked to read that, but I can't find any copy in the bookstores near me. I'm excited!

    And good luck to all our reading challenges this year! :)