Thursday, 5 January 2017

What's in a Name 2017

Loved the What's in a name 2016 challenge during 2016 and if it hadn't been for William Faulkner, I would have finished it properly. I am full of confidence for the 2017 challenge, as usual hosted by The Worm Hole.

Here are the criteria:
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories. (Examples of books you could choose are in brackets – translations and other languages most definitely count!):

  • A number in numbers (84, Charing Cross Road; 12 Years A Slave; 31 Dream Street) - The World Around in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • A building (The Old Curiosity Shop; I Capture The Castle; House Of Shadows; The Invisible Library; Jamaica Inn) To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it (The Girl Next Door; The Running Vixen) - Kansler Axel Oxenstierna 1 & 2 by Gunnar Wetterberg
  • A compass direction (North and South; Guardians Of The West; The Shadow In The North; NW) - Civilazation - The West and the Rest by Nial Ferguson
  • An item/items of cutlery (The Subtle Knife; Our Spoons Came From Woolworths) - The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
  • 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) - Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux

All titles come from my TBR shelves, except The Disappearing Spoon. It was rather a challenge to find a title with a cutlery item in it, but this seems to be a very interesting book.


  1. Some great choices there! Happy new year and welcome to this year's challenge :)

    1. Thank you! Yes, I am quite happy with the variety of the choices. It is great to try to find something to match your key words. Great challenge.