“What’s in a name?” Reading Challenge

This challenge goes from January 1 to December 31, 2008. One title from each of the six categories. I only intend to read one book under each category, but I’ve given myself options and alternates as usual.

1. A book with a color in its title.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

2. A book with an animal in its title.
by Sebastian Faulks
Wings of the Dove by Henry James

3. A book with a first name in its title.
Life and Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
Anil‘s Ghost
by Michael Ondaatje
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

4. A book with a place in its title.
Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Known World by Thomas P. Jones

5. A book with a weather event in its title.
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

6. A book with a plant in its title.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco


  1. Lauren says:

    Oh read The Red Tent for sure, I’ve read both of those and I’m really not the biggest Alice Walker fan anyway, but The Red Tent is one of those life-changing female books. I’ve given it as a gift to just about every girl I know for one holiday or another.

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