My 3 boys and I

January 2, 2008

What’s In A Name?” Reading Challenge

Filed under: What's In A Name?" Reading Challenge — by my3boysandi @ 6:00 am
Another challenge that sounded too interesting to pass up. Found this over at another book lovers blog. I saw this the other day but didnt know if I could cope with yet another challenge but its calling my attention and so Im going to give it a go I do have a whole year. This challenge is being hosted by Annie it began on January 1, 2008 and runs through to December 31, 2008. The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories:1. A book with a color in its title. Examples might include: The Amber Spyglass, The Red Pony, Blue Blood2. A book with an animal in its title. Examples might include: The Hound of the Baskervilles, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julie of the Wolves3. A book with a first name in its title. Examples might include: Jane Eyre, the Harry Potter books, Anne of Green Gables4. A book with a place in its title. Examples might include: From Russia with Love, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Out of Africa5. A book with a weather event in its title. Examples might include: The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Red Storm Rising, Tornado Alley6. A book with a plant in its title. Examples might include: Where the Red Fern Grows, The Name of the Rose, Flowers for Algernon–You may overlap books with other challenges, but please don’t use the same book for more than one category. (For example, you can use The Red Pony for either a “color” book or an “animal” book, but not for both.)

So having been very tempted here are my selections are:

The Red Tent Anita Diamant

The beauty of the beasts: tales of Hollywood’s wild animals Ralph Helfer

Letters to Malcolm CS Lewis (couldnt get into it so Ive swapped it for this) God Loves Messy People – Bonnie Keen

A Slice of Heaven: A Family On The Move Martin Thomas

Stormy Weather Paulette Jiles

The Rose Of Sebastopol Katharine McMahon (couldnt get into it so Ive swapped it for this) The Sunflower Diary Lillian Boraks-Nemetz



  1. Sounds like a fun challenge, to bad I just finished
    “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie…or I could count it! LOL!


    Comment by Kay in PA — January 2, 2008 @ 8:04 am |Reply

  2. Sounds like an awesome challenge.

    Comment by Denise — January 2, 2008 @ 11:25 am |Reply

  3. Welcome to the challenge–thanks for joining in! Hope you have fun!

    Comment by Annie — January 2, 2008 @ 11:44 am |Reply

  4. An interesting challenge. I would love to give it a go but nowadays, it’s just kind of hard to read with my toddler around. I used to be able to finish a novel in 2 or 3 days but no longer. 😦
    ANyway, thanks for sharing your story about having kids at my blog. Much appreciated.

    Comment by Tot's Mom — January 2, 2008 @ 11:49 pm |Reply

  5. So glad to see you participating too, Jen! Happy reading! 🙂

    Comment by Alice — January 3, 2008 @ 1:57 am |Reply

  6. i am going to do this too! i’m off to find my books!!

    Comment by she — January 3, 2008 @ 3:42 am |Reply

  7. thanks for visiting
    while it does take me approx 10 days to read a book now days i couldnt stop reading because of got a toddler
    anyways most of reading is done at night when hes asleep

    Comment by my3boysandi — January 3, 2008 @ 6:31 am |Reply

  8. A Slice of Heaven: A Family On The Move Martin Thomas

    i read this in 2007 and loved it, but the book i loved the most was *under the tuscan sun* which has a movie of the same name. the movie was cute but the book was FABULOUS.
    happy reading X

    Comment by kate5kiwis — January 4, 2008 @ 1:04 pm |Reply

  9. what a great idea!
    i love the red tent by anita diamant, great choice! do you have a copy already?

    Comment by thebeanbag — January 5, 2008 @ 7:54 am |Reply

  10. I am up for the challenge! I think I need to make a copy and place it in my purse, so when I go to the Library, I will be able to choose my categories!

    OHHH!! This is going to be fun!

    Comment by Leticia — January 5, 2008 @ 8:25 am |Reply

  11. this is excellent!!! i’d love to give this a green signal. but not now.. hehee!!! soon baby! yeah, soon!

    thanks for ur undending visit jen! truly appreciated! take care and regards to ur boys! have a great weekend!

    Comment by recel — January 5, 2008 @ 12:04 pm |Reply

  12. I loved the Red Tent. Many of the others I’ve never heard of. SOunds like a fun challenge! Let us know how you like the books when you’re done.

    Comment by Christine — January 6, 2008 @ 2:09 am |Reply

  13. Good luck with your reading challenge. There are so many great books out there! There is never enough time to read them all!

    Comment by writmm — January 6, 2008 @ 11:47 am |Reply

  14. What a fun idea! I’m not nearly so creative…though I did just finish reading a book with a name in the title: Chill Out, Josey! by Susan May Warren, a VERY good chick/mom lit book, and Christian to boot. I recommend it, and will review it on Monday at my blog if anyone wants to know more.

    This book meme needs another title added, “A book with a month’s name”…and for that I’d recommend “Leaving November” by Deborah Raney…but it’s not out yet!

    Good luck with your list, Jen, and let us know how you like them! I’ve always heard The Red Tent is one worth reading…

    Comment by Mary — January 6, 2008 @ 1:59 pm |Reply

  15. This sounds really neat, and I just might join in. 🙂 I love to read.

    Comment by Revka — January 6, 2008 @ 2:38 pm |Reply

  16. Happy New Year Jen! May it bring you and your family good health and happiness 🙂

    Sounds like an awesome challenge. I look forward to your reviews of the books. Sadly for me, i have a bunch of academic books still to read, otherwise i would take up the challenge!

    Comment by Michelle — January 6, 2008 @ 4:59 pm |Reply

  17. thanks Kate might have to read that one sometime

    No I dont Beanbag probably get it from the library

    Leti I choose my books using the internet
    It has a catalog of books from my local library

    thanks recel, Mary, Michelle

    will do Christine

    true writmm

    me too!!! Revka

    Comment by my3boysandi — January 6, 2008 @ 7:39 pm |Reply

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