My favorite reading challenge is What’s in a Name.
For 2014, year 7 of this challenge, I read multiple books for one category but missed one category, the weather one. If I can make it happen, I will finish Wind, Sand and Stars by 12/31. I heartily HEARTILY recommend Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint Exupéry to anyone for any reason, by the way. This will be a reread for me. I own two copies.
- Time – The Yearling / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
- Number – Slaughterhouse-Five/Vonnegut (or Three Men in a Boat, or The Sign of Four…)
- Name – My Antonia / Cather
- Weather –
- Royalty – The Count of Monte Cristo / Dumas
- School – 101 Things I Learned in Film School / Landau
hey – FOUR of these are CLASSICS! I was on a classics role in ’14…
I had multiple choices for the Time and Royalty categories, too but didn’t read all the Queen books that I seem to be accumulating. Maybe 2015 should tackle this theme – I have books on most of the famous queens of history and am ready to read more nonfiction.
Now, announcing NEXT year’s WiaN8!
- Words ending with ING – First You Try Everything by Jane McCaffery, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Chabon, or Music for a Torching by AMHomes
- Color – Color by Victoria Finlay or Vreeland’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue
- Familial Relationship – My choice is Sister Carrie (been wanting to read this forever; it has been on too many upcoming “gonna read” lists!) but I also have The Family Orchard by Nomi Eve which would work or The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory
- Body of Water – I think I am going to vote that a flood IS sort of a body of water and choose Margaret Atwood’s Year of the Flood. But Two Rivers by T.Greenwood is an option.
- City – Hard City by Clark Howard
- Animal – Ape House – Sara Gruen or The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery