What is in a Name Reading Challenge
Monday, December 10, 2007 at 3:47PM
[beastmomma] in challengeover

Even though I have still not finished all the books for the last reading challenge I decided to join, I decided to join another one.  This one is hosted by Annie; she is only ten years old and deserves some props.  You can read all the reviews that participants have written here. I am giving her props by participating. Here are the rules:

  1. Dates: January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008

    The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories.

    1. A book with a color in its title.
    2. A book with an animal in its title. 
  2. 3. A book with a first name in its title.
    4. A book with a place in its title.
    5. A book with a weather event in its title.
    6. A book with a plant in its title.

  3. --You may overlap books with other challenges, but please don't use the same book for more than one category. (For example, you can use The Red Pony for either a "color" book or an "animal" book, but not for both.)

Here are my selections:

  1. 1. Color: My Life in Orange by Tim Guest. I decided to swap in of White Oleander by Janet Finch.  You can find my review here.
  2. 2. Animal: Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. I would not have guessed that the first book I finished for this challenge would be the one about an animal. You can read my review here.
  3. 3. Name: Ali and Nino by Kurban Said. I decided to swap in St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell. My review is here.
  4. 4. Weather: The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. I decided to swap in House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III. My review is here.
  5. 5. Place: Pilgrimage to India by Pramila Jayapala I decided to swap in My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell.  My review is here.
  6. 6. Plant: Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant by Jenni Ferrari-Adler. This book was so nice to read. I moved from animals to plants.  You can read my review here.

Alternate Title: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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