Well, that's another Reading Challenge, my sixteenth, completed.
An annual event that I've taken part in since 2012, this is the seventh outing for the What's In A Name Challenge.
Created by a blogger called Annie, the previous two challenges I have taken part in have been hosted by Beth Fish Reads who passed the gauntlet to Charlie over at The Worm Hole this year.
Thanks to Charlie for all her hard work in organising the 2014 challenge. I've really enjoyed the categories of ...
- A reference to time: Once Upon A Timepiece. The first book I read for the challenge. Whilst not usually a fan of short stories, with a title like this it was perfect for this category and as it turned out captured my imagination in a huge way.
- A position of royalty: The Women Of The Cousins' War: The Duchess, The Queen And The King's Mother. Not content with one position of royalty I had to go with three for this, the third book read. The only work of non-fiction, the book fills in some of the gaps in the story of Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort.
- A number written in letters: The Hallowed Ones. The fourth and, by far, my favourite read. In fact this is one of my top reads of the year. A story of vampires, real vampires of the kind that fear daylight and garlic, as well as the supernatural aspect I was delighted the story concentrated equally on the 'Plain' folk.
- A forename or names: Amity And Sorrow. The second book and least favourite read of this years challenge. Attracted by what remains one of my favourite covers of 2014, several positive blog reviews and the promise of a novel about two young girls escape from a polygamous cult, I'm afraid I was highly disappointed with this one.
- A type of element of weather: Mysteries of Ravenstorm Island #1: The Lost Children. Another book perfect for the challenge. The last book read, it was either this debut novel which turned out to be a wonderfully enchanting read or The Wind In The Willows which, lets face it, though a timeless classic I've read it countless times before.
And so onto my next 'challenge' ...
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