Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What's in a Name 2017




Charlie at The Worm Hole is sponsoring the tenth – yes, tenth! – annual What’s In A Name Challenge, originally started by Annie, handed to Beth Fish Reads, and now continued here at The Worm Hole. For full details and to sign up, be sure and click on the challenge link

The basics

The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the categories listed below. (Examples of books you could choose are in brackets – translations and other languages most definitely count!). I will list possible choices from my TBR stacks and then update with review links and dates read as I make my reading selections final.
  • A number in numbers (84, Charing Cross Road; 12 Years A Slave; 31 Dream Street)
  • A building (The Old Curiosity Shop; I Capture The Castle; House Of Shadows; The Invisible Library; Jamaica Inn)
  • A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it (The Girl Next Door; The Running Vixen)
  • A compass direction (North and South; Guardians Of The West; The Shadow In The North; NW)
  • An item/items of cutlery (The Subtle Knife; Our Spoons Came From Woolworths)
  • A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration! (The Great Gatsby; The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite; Gone Girl; The Cuckoo’s Calling)

    Here’s my list:

    Number in Numbers:
    The Snake on 99 by Stewart Farrar (1/11/17)
    The 24th Horse by Hugh Pentecost


    A Building:
    Trixie Belden & the Gatehouse Mystery by Julie Campbell
    The Library Paradox by Catherine Shaw
    An Old School Tie by Andrew Taylor
    The Castle Island Case by Van Wyck Mason

    A Title with "X" in it:
    Who is the Next? by Henry Kitchell Webster
    Out of the Everywhere & Other Extraordinary Visions by James Tiptree, Jr.
    The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Crazy Like a Fox by S. J. Perelman

    A Compass Direction:
    Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-Fifth Street by William S. Baring-Gould
    Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding
    Murder with Southern Hospitality by Leslie Ford

    Cutlery:
    Episode of the Wandering Knife by Mary Roberts Rinehart (2/17/17)

    Two Words with Same Letter:
    Murder at the Masque by Amy Myers (1/16/17)

1 comment:

Charlie (The Worm Hole) said...

Loving 'gatehouse', Bev, and your compass direction choices are fun spins on the theme. Great stuff. Hope you enjoy your books!