Challenge: What's in a Name 6
The What's in a Name 6 reading challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013. Six books in the following categories:
A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title:
A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
A book with a party or celebration in the title:
A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Old Flames by Kim Moritsugu
A book with an emotion in the title:
A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title:
I'll be keeping track of my progress on this post!
Review: The City Man by Howard Akler
About The City Man: In 1934, a reporter ventures into the world of Toronto's pickpockets.
A really fast read, partly because it was short but mostly because it was fascinating. I had a hard time putting it down. Full review: The City Man by Howard Akler
Review: Edith's War by Andrew Smith
About Edith's War: In 1940, Edith Maguire moves in with her mother-in-law, next door to an Italian family. In 2002, Edith's sons await her arrival in Venice.
I thought Smith did a good job of showing what life was like during the war. I enjoyed the historical aspects more than the relationships but I'm sure the opposite would be true for others. Full review: Edith's War by Andrew Smith
Review: Queen's Court by Edward O. Phillips
About Queen's Court: Louise Bingham is recently widowed and moving back to Montreal.
The writing was good for the most part and I did enjoy reading the book. I didn't love it though. Full review: Queen's Court by Edward O. Phillips
Review: Spin by Catherine McKenzie
About Spin: A woman goes to rehab to get a story on a celebrity and, maybe, land her dream job.
Funny and thought-provoking and might make you question certain aspects of your own life. Full review: Spin by Catherine McKenzie
Review: Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk
About Waiting for Columbus: A man is brought to the Sevilla Institute for the Mentally Ill in Spain, claiming to be Christopher Columbus.
A book to be not just read, but experienced. Full review: Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk
Review: The World More Full of Weeping by Robert J. Wiersema
About The World More Full of Weeping: An 11-year-old boy is missing in the woods behind his house.
Lots of layers and symbolism and an interesting read. Full review: The World More Full of Weeping by Robert J. Wiersema