Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's In a Name 2

Dates: January 1st through December 31st, 2009

Host: Annie

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The Challenge (put simply): Read one book from each of 6 different categories (book with body part in its title, book with relative in its title, book with profession in its title, book with medical condition in its title, book with time of day in its title, and book with building in its title).

My list of potentials (a quick pulling of books that worked from my TBR piles):

*body part-
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell
Cell by Stephen King
Oh Pure and Radiant Heart by Lydia Millet
Blood Run by Leah Ruth Robinson
Deep as the Marrow by R. Paul Wilson
The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman (might use as a profession instead)
Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling
The Piper's Sons by Bruce Chandler Fergusson
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Iris, Messenger by Sarah Deming
I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Judges by Elie Wiesel
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
In The Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed, MD

*medical condition-
The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Shock by Robin Cook
Seizure by Robin Cook
Insomnia by Stephen King
George & Sam: Two Boys, One Family, and Autism by Charlotte Moore

*time of day-
Nighttime Is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
Forests of the Night by James W. Hall
Night by Elie Wiesel
Five Past Midnight in Bhopal by Dominiuqe Lapierre and Javier Moro
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook
A Stranger in the House by Gloria Murphy
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
The Museum of Dr. Moses by Joyce Carol Oates
The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman
Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe by Christina Lamb
The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech


kreed said...

Ooh! Ooh! Read the Glass Castle - it was one of my favorites this year!

Bellezza said...

You have such a plethora of choices! I'm very impressed with your lists and almost enticed to join myself. The first Challenge seemed to be all over the blogosphere; people were having such fun with it!

katrina said...

Great list, I stole a few ideas to make up my possibilities

Allison said...

I agree with kreed
The Glass Castle is amazing!!!