Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 What's in a Name Challenge...Failure!

So I finished this challenge in the nick of time last year, but I couldn't do a repeat performance for 2011.  I am still thankful to  Beth Fish Reads for hosting this challenge once again, and even though I didn't complete it this year I will probably sign up again for 2012.  Here are the categories that were needed for the challenge this year and you should be able to click on the title of the book if you would like to read my review:

1. A book with a number in the title: First to Die, Seven Up, Thirteen Reasons Why
One Summer by David Baldacci--Completed 11/12/11

2. A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Diamond Ruby, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Opal Deception
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls--Completed 10/31/11

3. A book with a size in the title: Wide Sargasso Sea, Small Wars, Little Bee
No book read!!!

4. A book with travel or movement in the title: Dead Witch Walking, Crawling with Zombies, Time Traveler's Wife
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein--Completed 5/31/11

5. A book with evil in the title: Bad Marie, Fallen, Wicked Lovely
The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent--Completed 8/19/11

6. A book with a life stage in the title: No Country for Old Men, Brideshead Revisited, Bog Child
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair--Completed 4/24/11

I'm not too bummed that I failed this challenge as I made a decision this year to read books for me, not to let review requests and challenges rule my reading decisions.  I signed up for the challenge thinking that if I happen to read something that falls into a category then great...otherwise so what!  I guess we will see if I do better next year!


bermudaonion said...

I haven't read a book with evil in the title, so I'll probably fail this one too. :(

Jo-Jo said...

Kathy: Ya, I don't know if traitor is considered evil or not...guess it don't matter now! lol

Alyce said...

You know I got so far behind in tracking my challenges that I really don't know which I've completed. :)

Booksnyc said...

I failed this one too - I did well in the beginning but the year got away from me and I missed the jewelry and evil categories. But I am signing up again because I really like the challenge! I am either dedicated or insane . . .