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‘What’s In A Name’ Challenge 2011 … Wrap-Up Post



What’s In A Name 4 – 2011

I have just posted my final link in this great challenge, so thought I would write a wrap-up post, that would document all the great books that have passed through my hands to fulfil the diverse categories within it, thus providing some interesting and varied reading along the way.

What’s It All About?

Between January 1 and December 31, 2011, we were set this challenge, by the host this year Beth Fish Reads. Read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with a number in the title
  2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title
  3. A book with a size in the title
  4. A book with evil in the title
  5. A book with a life stage in the title
  6. A book with travel/movement in the title

I haven’t been that imaginative with some of my book choices, but to be fair, they have all come from my TBR pile, so I have helped the environment by not rushing out to buy more new books to fulfil the challenge.

These are my book choices, with links to the review of each one, if you would like to know more about any of them:

  1. ‘Apartment 3b‘ – Patricia Scanlan
  2. ‘Hearts Of Gold‘ – Jessica Stirling
  3. ‘The Big, Bad Wolf’ – James Patterson
  4. Evil Under The Sun’ – Agatha Christie
  5. ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ – Grace Elliot
  6. ‘The High Flyer‘ – Susan Howatch

This has been the only challenge that I have chosen to participate in this year and I have greatly enjoyed it. If I have to sum up the books I have read, I would say that the weakest book amongst them was ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ by James Patterson. The strongest and most inspiring storyline was probably ‘The High Flyer’ by Susan Howatch. However, the book that I enjoyed reading the most would certainly be ‘Apartment 3b’ by Patricia Scanlan.

Why not stop by Beth’s blog , she has set up a special page, just for this challenge. There are individual links for each element of the challenge and a round-up link for those who have already completed the challenge.

You can post a link to your own challenge page, then check out some of the imaginative ways that others have fitted book titles so neatly into the category briefs.

You’ll also find some great recommendations amongst the many books and reviews that have been posted.

Oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment or two along the way, we all like to receive them.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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