“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

2 thoughts on ““What’s in a name?” Reading Challenge

  • Lauren

    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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