What’s In The Name? 4 : My sign-up post
At first, I wanted to write 2 different posts, one for wrapping-up my What’s In the Name Challenge 3 and one for signing-up my What’s In The Name Challenge 4. However, since I failed the challenge, I decided to do them both in one post.
First, let me explain what this challenge is about. What’s in the name is a very interesting and challenging challenge. Beth F of Beth Fish Reads challenges us to read books simply based on the title. I had a lot of fun last year even though I failed completing this challenge. Beside the fun of discovering amazing books based on Title, I also like this challenge for its neatness. Beth really takes good care of the link needed to complete this challenge.
Beth asks us to find books that contain certain word in their title. The challenge starts from January 1 to December 31, 2011. The books may be in any form, since I don’t have ebook-reader I will only read printed books. The books may overlap other challenges, so far I have joined 4 challenges (Japanese Literature Challenge 4, New Author Challenge, Stephen King Challenge, and Mystery and Suspense Challenge). Books may not overlap categories, therefore we are not allowed to read 1 book for 2 categories. We don’t have to read them in order given below.
Here are the categories for 2011
- A book with a number in the title, exp: First to Die, Seven Up, Thirteen Reasons Why
- A book with jewelry or a gem in the title, exp: Diamond Ruby, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Opal Deception
- A book with a size in the title, exp: Wide Sargasso Sea, Small Wars, Little Bee
- A book with travel or movement in the title, exp: Dead Witch Walking, Crawling with Zombies, Time Traveler’s Wife
- A book with evil in the title, exp: Bad Marie, Fallen, Wicked Lovely
- A book with a life stage in the title, exp: No Country for Old Men, Brideshead Revisited, Bog Child
Fortunately, I think this year’s categories are easier to find :), at least I have owned 4 books with those categories above, and they are:
- Number: 1984 by George Orwell
- Size: the LITTLE Yokozuna by Wayne Shorey
- Travel/Movement: Deeper by Jeff Long
- Evil: To KILL a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Will figure out the right book for Jewelry and Life Stage later.
What’s In The Name? 3 : My wrap-up post
2010 was my 1st time joining in this great challenge. At that time, I had had doubt that I will be able to finish this challenge because the categories were difficult. These werethe categories:
- A book with a food in the title: Clockwork Orange, Grapes of Wrath, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
- A book with a body of water in the title: A River Runs through It, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, The Lake House
- A book with a title (queen, president) in the title: The Murder of King Tut, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lady Susan
- A book with a plant in the title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Wind in the Willows, The Name of the Rose
- A book with a place name (city, country) in the title: Out of Africa; London; Between, Georgia
- A book with a music term in the title: Song of Solomon, Ragtime, The Piano Teacher
I managed to find 4 books out of 6 categories, here are the books I have read with a little description and link attached to the title.
The first book I read was a book with Body of Water in the title. It was Deep RIVER by Shusaku Endo. I read it in May 2010. The story revolved around 4 people with different backgrounds and different beliefs. They were all united on their trip to India with different things they wanted to search in India.
The second book I read was a book with Food in the title. I read it in June 2010. It was The Square PERSIMMON by Takeshi Atoda. The most beautiful book I read this year. I will make my top-5 read by the end of the year and this book is without a doubt will be in my top-5 list. I’m forever grateful I have joined this challenge for otherwise I would never have discovered this beautiful book. The book is a collection of 11 short stories.
My third book was a book with Place Name in the title. This was another great book that I discovered in October 2010. The TOKYO Zodiac Murder by Soji Shimada was a mystery book that took place in 1979. Two detectives were trying to solve a bizarre case that happened 30 years ago. I love the plot and the unexpected twist of the mystery.
My last book was a re-read book. It filled the category of Title. I read it early this month, December 2010. The book was The LORD of The Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R Tolkien. This book is the best out of all 3 books of TLoTR. I re-read it for the 4th time. I love this book so much.
I couldn’t find the right book for Plant and Music Term 😦
I will try my best to complete my challenge this year \(^^)/