I came across this reading challenge on Lynne’s Fictionophile blog earlier this year and it occurred to me I should take another look to see how many of the categories I still have to match. It turns out the answer is one, for which I need your help!
A man/boy’s name – Nick by Michael Farris Smith
The name of an animal – The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper
The name of a season – The Dead of Winter by S. J. Parris
The word secret or secrets – A Book of Secrets by Kate Morrison
A number – One Last Time by Helga Flatland
Time – A Hundred Million Years and a Day by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
A body of water – A Long Petal of the Sea by Isobel Allende
The name of a bird – Suggest one, please!
If you’re taking part in this or any other reading challenges, how are you getting on? And thanks to Lynne for coming up with yet another challenge I couldn’t resist taking part in!
The When Are You Reading? Challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and involves reading a book predominantly set in (or written in) each of twelve time periods. I’ve finally managed to match all twelve categories – yay! – although my list has changed a bit from my provisional one. Links from the titles will take you to my review.
Are you taking part in the challenge and, if so, how are you getting on?
Pre-1300: Masters of Rome (Rise of Emperor’s #2) by Gordon Doherty & Simon Turney
1300-1499: Children’s Fate (The Meonbridge Chronicles #4) by Carolyn Hughes
1500-1699: The Drowned City by K. J. Maitland
1700-1799: Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
1800-1899: To The Dark by Chris Nickson
1900-1919: Mrs England by Stacey Halls
1920-1939: Game of the Gods by Paolo Maurensig
1940-1959: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
1960-1979: The Unfortunate Englishman (Joe Wilderness #2) by John Lawton
1980-1999: Connectedness by Sandra Danby
2000-Present: Forgotten Lives by Ray Britain
The Future: The High-Rise Diver by Julia Von Lucadou, translated by Sharmila Cohen