What’s in a Name 2017 Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

Whats In a Name Challenge 2017

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:

  1. A title which has an “X” somewhere in itThe Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart– Finished 1/28/2017
  2. A number in numbers: 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie – Finished 2/13/2017
  3. A compass direction: Empire of the East by Fred Saberhagen – Finished 9/16/2017
  4. A title in which at least two words share the same first letter: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly – Finished 10/24/2017
  5. A building: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie – Finished 11/4/2017
  6. 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.

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox4:50 from Paddington by Agatha ChristieEmpire of the East by Fred Saberhagen

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha ChristieThe Story Knife by Fr. Brad Reynolds, SJ

Deacon Nick

Nick Senger is a husband, a father of four, and a Catholic school teacher, vice principal and technology coordinator. He taught junior high literature and writing for over 25 years, and has been a Catholic school educator since 1990. In 2001 he was named a Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the National Catholic Education Association.

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