What’s in a Name 2017 Reading Challenge Wrap-Up
The What’s in a Name Reading Challenge hosted by The Worm Hole was a lot of fun. The challenge was to choose a book from each of six categories, write reviews of each of them, and post them on the appropriate pages at The Worm Hole. I’m happy to say that I have finished the challenge–my first real reading challenge ever. Here are the books I read in the order I read them, along with links to my reviews:
- A title which has an “X” somewhere in it: The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart– Finished 1/28/2017
- A number in numbers: 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie – Finished 2/13/2017
- A compass direction: Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen – Finished 9/16/2017
- A title in which at least two words share the same first letter: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly – Finished 10/24/2017
- A building: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie – Finished 11/4/2017
- An item/items of cutlery: The Story Knife by Brad Reynolds – Finished 11/5/2017
The hardest category to find was an item of cutlery. I ended up re-reading The Story Knife, a book I had last read twenty years ago. My favorite of the books I read for this challenge is The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, though a close second is Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer.
Though this was my first time participating in the What’s in a Name Challenge, this was the challenge’s tenth year. I hope it continues next year, because I would love to do it again.