Anyway, the other year-long challenge I've chosen is the 'What's in a Name?' challenge, hosted by Words by Annie. I just loved the idea of choosing titles to go with certain words and had a lot of fun picking the books from my tbr pile.
Here's the link for this challenge: What's in a Name?
The books I've chosen are as follows:
1. A book with a 'colour' in its title:
2. A book with an 'animal' in its title:
River Horse: Across America by Boat - William Least Heat-Moon
3. A book with a 'first name' in its title:
4. A book with a 'place' in its title:
Jamaica Inn - Daphne Du Maurier
5. A book with 'weather' in its title:
Frost at Morning - Richmal Crompton
6. A book with a 'plant' in its title:
As I said, I had fun choosing the titles but in some cases didn't find it very easy. 'Animal', 'first name' and 'weather' were obvious to me as those are three books I wanted to read next year anyway. But the other three I agonised over. I plumped in the end for Anne of Green Gables for the 'colour' as that's a set of books I fancied rereading next year (I don't think I've actually read all of them). 'Plant' gave me loads of problems and I'm still not sure about my choice. I may change that eventually - even though I love Ursula Le Guin, I'm not certain about this particular book.
All of these books I own apart from one, which is Anne of Green Gables, and I'll be adding that to my Christmas Amazon order.