Look, a finished challenge!

It took me some time to finish all the reviews, but I’m finally done. One challenge down, so many more to go!

What’s in a Name Challenge is hosted at Beth Fish Reads. This years categories are:

  • a book with a topographical feature (land formation) in the title
  • a book with something you’d see in the sky in the title
  • a book with a creepy crawly in the title
  • a book with a type of house in the title
  • a book with something you’d carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack in the title
  • a book with something you’d find on a calendar in the title

With my husbands, for fun, we tried to work the complete list with books from just one author, like this:

By Italo Calvino:

  • topographical feature (land formation): Invisible Cities (if they are invisible, you’d see the land formation below, right?)
  • something you’d see in the sky: The Crow Comes Last
  • creepy crawly: The Path to the Spiders’ Nests
  • type of house: The Castle of Crossed Destinies
  • something you’d carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack: Dollars and the Demi-Mondaine (this is my opt-out: it’s only a short story title, not a novel!)
  • something you’d find on a calendar: If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveler

By Jules Verne

  • topographical feature (land formation): The Mysterious Island
  • something you’d see in the sky: From the Earth to the Moon
  • creepy crawly: Humbug. The American Way of Life (Cheating? Who, me?)
  • type of house: The Steam House
  • something you’d carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack: Ticket No. “9672”
  • something you’d find on a calendar: Around the World in Eighty Days

In the end, I looked at my shelves and I went for the following (with links and a few explanations):

Best read of this challenge, hands down, is Jessica Day George’s Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, and if you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you go and get yourself a copy right this moment!

Have you read any of these? Can you suggest another author that would cover all the categories?

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