Two More Challenges

As long as they never become a chore, why not add a couple more challenges?  These two look good:

What’s in a Name

Host: Beth F


Goal: Read books with titles that contain a word in each of the following categories: food, body of water, title, plant, place name and a music term.


1. (Food) The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy [review]

2. (Body of Water) River Secrets by Shannon Hale [review]

3. (Title) Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George [review]

4. (Plant) You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up by Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn [review]

5. (Place Name) Stasiland: Stories From Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder [review]

6. (Musical Term) La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith [review]


2nd Reading Challenge

Host: Royal Reviews


Level: Addicted – Read 12 books that are second in a series or the 2nd time reading the author

1. Evia by Sara Wheeler [review]

2. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat [review]

3. The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing

4. Enna Burning (Books of Bayern #2) by Shannon Hale [review]

5. Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

6. Black Mountain Breakdown by Lee Smith [review]

7. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks [review]

8. Sunshine by Robin McKinley [review]

9. Kindred by Octavia Butler [review]

10. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega #2) by Patricia Briggs [review]

11. Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock #2) by Faith Hunter [review]

12. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins [review]


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12 responses to “Two More Challenges

  1. Welcome to the What’s in a Name Challenge. I love your titles!

    I’ve thought about the series challenge too, but I think I’m overloaded with challenges at the moment.

  2. She

    I want to join the What’s in a Name Challenge, too! Hope you like Purple Hibiscus.

  3. Scott

    These challenges are great – my only challenge at the moment is just to read all the books I currently own, but haven’t read.

    I can think of eight off the top of my head, but I know there has to be more.

  4. Jason

    Wow – I could probably do very well with the second series since I tend to read at least a second book by authors that I’ve enjoyed. Which this year would have included Rudyard Kipling, Mark Kurlansky, Orhan Pamuk, Dava Sobel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Salman Rushdie, Elie Wiesel, Cornelia Funke, and Colin Cotterill. And I wasn’t even trying. I loved Farewell to Arms and it’s setting in WWI, but I’d be curious to see what you think of it. Random author to throw out to you for second book in a series is Megan Whalen Turner, whose Queen of Attolia is very entertaining. You may enjoy her books. BTW, I’ve picked up Random Family and The City and the City, and plan on reading at least one of them by the end of the year. They both look really good.

    • I still haven’t read any Orhan Pamuk. Thanks for the recommendation of the series by Megan Whalen Turner. Look forward to your thoughts on Random Family and The City & The City!

  5. I haven’t published my challenge post yet, but I’m doing the What’s in a Name Challenge too. Good luck!

  6. irishrosedkm

    I am super excited to hear what you have to say about Sunshine! As you know, I adore that book. Plus, Robin McKinley is my favorite author, handsdown. Which other book have you read by her?

    And I will be watching to see what you have to say about Enna Burning. Sometimes I think I liked it better than Goose Girl, but not always 😉 River Secrets is also really good, and apparently she just finished writing another Bayern Book.

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