The 2015 What’s in a Name Challenge Wrap-up
This is the only challenge I truly commit to and try to complete every year. It’s been my favorite challenge from its very first incarnation. It’s been hosted by several people over the years. For 2015 Charlie at The Worm Hole once again took on the hosting role and did a fabulous job of it.
For this year’s challenge readers were once again required to read 6 books. The books had to be chosen based on words their titles matching up with the six categories. I managed to find books to fit most of the categories from within books I already had on my TBR list. Some of the categories were harder than others but they were all fun to pick which book to use.
Here are the books I read for each category (links are to my reviews):
A word including ‘ing’ in it – Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
I listened to the audio of this one and it was simply wonderful.
A colour – The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin
This was an interesting true story about a young girl kidnapped by Native Americans in the 1850’s who was later reunited with her only surviving brother but never really fit in to either culture.
A familial relation – The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
I didn’t love this story about a young woman with Asperger’s who suddenly loses her parents but I’m still glad I finally read it.
A body of water – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The audio of this book is exceptional because of the fact that Neil Gaiman’s narration is exceptional.
A city – Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood
Ballarat is a city in Australia. The audio editions of the Phryne Fisher series are a lot of fun.
An animal – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
I had to force myself to finish this one. It had it’s moments where I enjoyed it but much of it was a slog.
As always it was a fun challenge. I’m hoping that Charlie will continue this challenge in 2016 because it just a fun one.