A big thank you to Annie for hosting this challenge.
Timeframe: 1 January – 31 December 2009
Rules: Choose one book from each of the following categories.
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
*You may overlap books with other challenges, but please don’t use the same book for more than one category.
This was a fun challenge which encouraged me to read books I perhaps wouldn’t have read otherwise. I enjoyed all of the books except for The Other Hand which was one of my least favourite reads of 2009. Having said that, I imagine it will feature in many people’s best reads for the year – it’s that sort of book. I got really stuck on the time of day category, started and abandoned quite a few books before picking up After Dark which I loved!
1. The Other Hand (body part) – Chris Cleave
2. The Post Office Girl (building) – Stefan Zweig
3. Forget you had a daughter (relative) – Sandra Gregory
4. The Blindfold (medical condition) – Siri Hustvedt
5. The Senator’s Wife – (profession) – Sue Miller
6. After Dark – (time of day) Haruki Murakami