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What is a Name Reading Challenge-- Wrap Up Post

I finished my second challenge for 2008.  The challenge blog which includes participants and reviews can be found  here.  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.

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.

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 Chronicleby 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 Stormby Sebastian Junger. I decided to swap in House of Sand and Fogby Andre Dubus III. My review is here.
  5. 5. Place: Pilgrimage to India by Pramila Jayapala I decided to swap in My War: Killing Timein 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.

Looks like I had a trouble sticking to my original list! I am glad that I was flexible with my reading choices.  If I had to pick a favorite, I would go with either Wind Up Bird Chronicle or Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant.   All of the authors were new to me.   I am looking forward in participating in this challenge again next year!

Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 6:14PM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] in | Comments2 Comments

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Reader Comments (2)

I've only just caught up with the news that you are the winner of the prize for completing this challenge - congratulations! I'm looking forward to discovering some new books this way in 2009 too.
Best wishes
Lisa in Oz
April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Hill
Me too Lisa.
April 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma

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