Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"What's In A Name" Reading Challenge (Revision 2)

As a greenie in the book blog field, I have discovered the reading challenge phenomenon. There are so many out there to get involved in, but the "What's in a Name Reading Challenge" from Words by Annie appealed to me most. Here are my picks for her challenge for 2008:

1. The name of color in the title: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.
2. The name of an animal: Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I've read Princess Academy and loved it.
3. A first name in the title: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens.
4. The name of a place in the title: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. The only Austen book I haven't read.
5. The name of a weather event in the title: A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
6. The name of a plant in the title: Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald.


  1. Did you know that Annie is only 10-yrs-old. I think that's really something. I wish I had been an avid reader when I was younger.

    Love your list. Mine's posted on my right sidebar. I really enjoyed all 3 of Lois Lowry's 'companion' books: The Giver, Gathering Blue and Messenger. I heard her speak once and she called them companion books.

    Seems there are 42 kajillion reading challenges going on for next year. :)

  2. i picked a different "blue" title for my color - but Gathering Blue is definitely on my to-read list for next year. maybe i'll try to read it in January so we can compare notes. have you already read The Giver?

  3. Yes, I have read The Giver and I loved it. I have high hopes for this one.

  4. Veil of Roses is a good book. My book club read it this summer, and the author, Laura Fitzgerald, joined our meeting by speaker phone. It was really cool.

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