Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Break Reading Challenge Activity #6

What's in a Name?

I've seen this challenge around for a couple of years and always wanted to participate. I think it is so clever. So, even though we won't read all of these books during our short Holiday Challenge, we can still put together the list.

Here is what you need to do:

1 - Find a book title that fits in all of the following categories. If you read primarily young adult literature, then focus on young adult titles. If not, focus on adult. It doesn't matter.

2 - Be sure to list the author next to each title, just in case some of us want to read more about them.

3 - To be eligible for the prize you need to leave a comment on THIS POST with all of your book titles and authors.

4 - Leave your email address in your comment.

Here are the categories you need to find (you can't use the ones in the examples):

1. A book with a "profession" in its title. Examples might include: The Book Thief, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Historian

2. A book with a "time of day" in its title. Examples might include:
Twilight,Four Past Midnight, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

3. A book with a "relative" in its title. Examples might include:
Eight Cousins, My Father's Dragon, The Daughter of Time

4. A book with a "body part" in its title. Examples might include:
The Bluest Eye, Bag of Bones, The Heart of Darkness

5. A book with a "building" in its title. Examples might include:
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little House on the Prairie, The Looming Tower

6. A book with a "medical condition" in its title. Examples might include:
Insomnia, Coma, The Plague

7. A book with a "color" in its title. Examples might include: The Amber Spyglass, The Red Pony, Blue Blood

8. A book with an "animal" in its title. Examples might include:
The Hound of the Baskervilles, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julie of the Wolves

9. A book with a "first name" in its title. Examples might include:
Jane Eyre, the Harry Potter books, Anne of Green Gables

10. A book with a "place" in its title. Examples might include:
From Russia with Love, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Out of Africa

11. A book with a "weather event" in its title. Examples might include:
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Red Storm Rising, Tornado Alley

12. A book with a "plant" in its title. Examples might include:
Where the Red Fern Grows, The Name of the Rose, Flowers for Algernon

Have Fun!


  1. 1. Espressologist by Kristina Springer
    2. The Pleasing Hour by Lily King
    3. The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap
    4. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
    5. The Shack by William Paul Young
    6. Side Effects by Amy Goldman Koss
    7. Little Miss Red by Robin Palmer
    8. Flight of the Dragon Kyn by Susan Fletcher
    9. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
    10. Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein
    11. Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison
    12. Rose by Any Other Name by Maureen McCarthy


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  2. Book 1 ~ The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy
    Book 2 ~ Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
    Book 3 ~ The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    Book 4 ~ At Face Value by Emily Fraklin
    Book 5 ~ Under the Dome by Stephen King
    Book 6 ~ All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann
    Book 7 ~ The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    Book 8 ~ Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Book 9 ~ The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
    Book 10 ~ Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
    Book 11 ~ Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder
    Book 12 ~ Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

    Ok, I think I got them all. :D
    thanks for the fun contest

  3. 1. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
    2. Night World by L.J. Smith
    3. I am Rembrandt's Daughter by Lynn Cullen
    4. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    5. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
    6. Fever 1792 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    7. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
    8. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    9. Just Ella by Margaret Haddix
    10. Northangar Abbey by Jane Austen
    11. When Lightning Strikes by Meg Cabot
    12. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

  4. 1. An Artist of the Floating World- Kazuo Ishiguro
    2. Dead Until Dark- Charlaine Harrise
    3. My Sister's Keeper- Jodi Picoult
    4. Lips Touch- Laini Taylor
    5. Suite Scarlett- Maureen Johnson
    6. Frostbite- Richelle Mead
    7. A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
    8. Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
    9. Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
    10. Rooftops of Tehran- Mahbod Seraji
    11. Taken by Storm- Angela Morrison
    12. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan- Lisa See

    I hope I got them right...


  5. 1. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flemel by Michael Scott
    2. The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh
    3. Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
    4. The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
    5. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
    6. Blindness by Jose Saramago
    7. Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz
    8. The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones
    9. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
    10. Looking for Alaska by John Green
    11. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
    12. Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper


  6. 1) The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
    2) Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
    3) Dracula's Heir by Sam Stall
    4) The Brains of Rats by Michael Blumlein
    5) The Doll's House (The Sandman #2) by Neil Gaiman
    6) The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
    7) Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
    8) Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey
    9) Carrie by Stephen King
    10) The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
    11) The Tempest by William Shakespeare
    12) Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews


  7. 1. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
    2. The Midnighters: Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
    3. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    4. Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
    5. The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
    6. Epileptic by David B.
    7. The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin
    8. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
    9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart
    10. Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe
    11. Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi
    12. Project Mulberry by Linda Sue

    srader (at) hayspublib (dot) org

  8. I went to Amazon and looked for twelve books that I have not read. Here is my list.

    1. What Teachers Do When No One is Looking by Jim Grant et al.
    2. Night by Elie Wiesel
    3. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    4. The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
    5. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
    6. America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 by Alfred W. Crosby
    7. The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, Book 4) by Melissa De La Cruz
    8. Horses With a Mission: Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service by Allen and Linda Anderson
    9. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    10. Minnesota Cold by Cynthia Kraak
    11. Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy
    12. Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia C. Wrede

  9. 1. The Piolot's Wife- Anita Shreve
    2. Midnight- Dean Koontz
    3. My Sister's Keeper- Jodi Picoult
    4. The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold
    5. The Blackhouse- Stephen King & Peter Straub
    6. Love in the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Marquez
    7. Silver Bullet- Stephen King
    8. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
    9. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon- Stephen King
    10.Bastard Out of Carolina- Dorothy Allison
    11. Light on Snow- Anita Shreve
    12. White Oleander- Janet Fitch

  10. 1. The Broker by John Grisham
    2.When Breaks the Dawn by Janette Oke
    3.Sister Freaks: Stories of Women Who Gave Up Everything for God by Rebecca St. James
    4. Sad-Face Clown: Emmett Kelly by J.L. Wilkerson
    5.At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie
    6.The Leper by Steve Thayer
    7.The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
    8.Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
    9.Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    10.Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
    11.The Rainmaker by John Grisham(hmmmm, questionable)
    12.Crimson Roses by Grace Livingston Hill

    Most of these are on my shelves. I admit though that I did have to search for a couple

  11. 1. Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy by L.A. Meyer
    2. Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
    3. The Tree Shephard's Daughter by Gillian Summers
    4. The Eyes of a King by Catherine Banner
    5. Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
    6. Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull
    7. Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
    8. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
    9. Someone Named Eva by Joan Wolf
    10. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
    11. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
    12. The King's Rose by Alisa Libby

    dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

  12. Grrr--Doing this over because my husband was signed in!I chose titles in my library that I would recommend and it was fun until I lost my work ;)Here's my list:
    1.Airman by Eoin Colfer
    2.The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
    3.Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
    4.Does My Head Look big in This? by Randa Abdel-Farrah
    5.House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
    6.Going Bovine (spongiform encephalopathy) by Libba Bray
    7.White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
    8.Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    9.Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    10.Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
    11.Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
    12.Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples

  13. 1. I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb.

    2. Night World by LJ Smith

    3. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

    4. My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter

    5. Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

    6. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

    7. The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

    8. Dragonfly by Julia Golding

    9. Saving Zoë by Alyson Noel

    10. Spain or Shine by Michelle Jellen

    11. Flowers in the Rain by Rosamunde Pilcher

    12. Daisy Miller by Henry James

  14. 1. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
    2. Pride and Predjudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith
    3. The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley
    4. Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury
    5. House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    6. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    7. Black Circle: 39 Clues Book 5 by Patrick Carman
    8. No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
    9. Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
    10. Mililani Mauka by Chris McKinney
    11. Hurrican: A Novel by Terry Trueman
    12. The Seven Orchids by Ian MacMillan


  15. 1. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
    2. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
    3. Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
    4. A Room of One's One by Virgina Woolf
    5. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S King
    6. Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
    7. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
    8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    9. Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher
    10. 30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs by Clea Hantman
    11. Thirteenth Child by Patrica Wrede
    12. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

  16. So oops, I forgot my email: or

  17. Oops! Forgot to post my email address. kmartin802 AT gmail DOT com

  18. 1. The Vampires Assistant by Darren Shan
    2. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson (day time)
    3. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    4. Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw
    5. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
    6. Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
    7. Little Red Riding Hood by The Grimm Brothers
    8. Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix by JK Rowling
    9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    10. Swoon by Nina Malkin (it was the name of the town)
    11. When Lightning Strikes by Meg Cabot
    12. Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

  19. Ok here are mine :)

    1. The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck
    2. The Midnight Charter by David Whitley
    3. Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
    4. My Big Nose and other Natural Disaster by Sydney Salter
    5. The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
    6. Bleed by Laura Faria Stolarz
    7. My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald
    8. Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed
    9. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
    10. The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott
    11. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    12. Light Beneath Ferns by Anne Spollen

    foltzsfantasticbooks at

  20. 1. The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
    2. Dawn's Prelude by Tracie Peterson
    3. The Red Queen's Daughter by Jaqueline Kolosov
    4. Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins
    5. The Lady in the Tower by Marie Louise Jensen
    6. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    7. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
    8. Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
    9. Alice in Love and War by Ann Turnbull
    10. Brooklyn Rose by Ann Rinaldi
    11. Louisiana Hurricane by Kathleen Duey
    12. The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby

    rebecca191 at

  21. 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    2. Nightfall by L.J. Smith
    3. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
    4. The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy
    5. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
    6. The Sorcerer's Plague by David B. Coe
    7. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
    8. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
    9. Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler
    10. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
    11. Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi
    12. The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell



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