I finished the first book in the What's in a Name challenge on August 30, and the final one on October 1, so it took me a little over a month to read them all.
The books were:
- a topographical feature (land formation): The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger.
- something you'd see in the sky: The Raven in the Foregate, by Ellis Peters
- a creepy crawly: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elizabeth Tova Bailey
- a type of house: Daughters of the House by Michèle Roberts
- something you'd carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack: The Motorcycle Diaries, by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
- something you'd find on a calendar: The Darling Buds of May, by H.E. Bates
As you can see, the books were quite the mixed bag, half fiction and half non-fiction: some travel, some historical crime, some memoirs mixed with natural history, literary fiction, humorous fiction and some more (completely different) travel.
Of the six books, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating was the hands down favourite and the only one of these books I am likely to reread, although I will be keeping the Brother Cadfael book, just in case I get a hankering for rereading the series at some point. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating has gone back to the friend who lent it to me, but I will be on a lookout for a copy of my own. It was a fun challenge, but I can't say it made me any more eager to continue posting reviews. I will, however, continue to post my reading reports and the occasional review and other stuff, but as for now, I would rather be reading than reviewing or writing posts every day.