WHAT’S IN A NAME 2021 CHALLENGE SIGN UP – #WhatsInAName2021

Let the book challenge sign ups begin!! I spotted this challenge over at The Secret Library Site today and thought it sounded lots of fun, so I wanted in!
It’s hosted by Carolina over at Carolina Book Nook and it’s pretty simple to follow!

The challenge runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.

Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits into each category.

Don’t use the same book for more than one category.

Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!

You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.

And here’s the list of categories for 2021;

I’ve got a couple of titles in mind already but will have fun hunting out options for the other categories!! Should be a fun reading challenge!!

What’s in a Name 2019 – reading challenge

I’m always looking for a good excuse to pick up some random books from my shelves to fit in with a challenge and I recently spotted this over on What Cathy Read Next and decided to join in the fun! 

This year the What’s In a Name challenge is being hosted by Andrea over at Carolina Book Nook so head to her page if you’d like to add your link and take part!

The rules are very simple! 

The challenge extends from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.  You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.

Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits in each category.

Don’t use the same book for more than one category.

Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!

You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.

And here’s the list of categories for you to choose your books from – with some examples!

So I have raided my shelves – both physical and digital – and have come up with my list of books I hope to read! Click on the book title for the link to the GoodReads page.


A precious stone/metal – A Strange Manuscript found in a copper cylinder by James De Mille

A temperature – A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood

A month or day of the week – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

A Meal – Ice Cream for Breakfast by Elaine Johns

Contains the word ‘girl’ or ‘woman – The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Contains both the words ‘of’ AND ‘and – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Bring on the reading challenge!! Should be lots of fun!