This challenge involves reading books to cover the following prompts.
Originally I was content to count a book as fulfilling more than one category but as I found I was close to having an individual book for each category I sought another book with a body part in and found a book called Heartless. I just have to finish Heartless and Arabian nights but that one is taking a while!
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A book with a preposition in the title (e.g. in, on, through, under)
The seven husbands OF Evelyn Hugh by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This a story about a movie star Evelyn and her seven husbands from the late 1950s onwards . Themes include; changing position of women, LGBT and race. Evelyn is telling her story to a reporter that she has specifically chosen; one strand of the novel is leading to why this specific reporter was chosen. I enjoyed reading and would like to read another of Taylor Jenkins Read’s books.
It never happens IN the movies 🎥 🍿 by Holly Bourne. A YA book of trauma of teenage love and the realisation love is not like the films portray it!
A book set in Africa
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Centred around charatcters from Nigeria who immigrate to the US and the UK before returning to Nigeria. Discusses different perceptions of people according to their race in different places.
A book with a colour in the title
The BLACK Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin. A book about a survivor of a serial killer but is the killer the man convicted of the crime who is on death row? Intriguing read.
Cambridge BLUES by Alison Bruce.
I think could also fit Midnight Library by Matt Haig under here As midnight is a shade of blue.
A book with a family member (e.g. brother)in the title
The seven HUSBANDS of Evelyn Hugh by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A book with the name of a town or city in the title
CAMBRIDGE blues by Alison Bruce. A book about police investigating a murder in Cambridge UK (I believe there is also an area of Boston Mass that is called Cambridge?). In particular a young eager detective not necessarily always wanting to stick by rules to solve the murder.
A book with a school subject in the title (e.g. English, History…)
The GEOGRAPHY of Friendship by Sally Piper. This was about three women repeating a trek they had done about 20 years earlier . Gradually as they walk there are flashbacks revealing traumatic events of their previous trek. Given on later walk the women are walking all day together it is unbelievable how little conversation they seem to have. There is suspense of waiting to know what happened on the earlier walk albeit know how that all three survived therefore it was a pleasant enough read just not particularly rich layers.
A book about a journey
The Salt Path. A walking journey of 630miles! I put more detail about it in this Post.
A book with a girl’s name in the title
The seven husbands of EVELYN Hugh by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
The Black Eyed SUSAN’s by Julia Heaberlin. A book about a survivor of a serial killer but is the killer the man convicted of the crime who is on death row? Intriguing read.
A book by a local author
I have read two books by Sheffield born Matt Haig: How to Stop Time and the Midnight Library.
A book with a beautiful cover
A book with a type of plant in the title
The BLACK EYED SUSAN’s which are flowers. by Julia Heaberlin. A book about a survivor of a serial killer but is the killer the man convicted of the crime who is on death row? Intriguing read.
A book with a body part in the title
The Black EYEd Susan’s by Julia Heaberlin. A book about a survivor of a serial killer but is the killer the man convicted of the crime who is on death row? Intriguing read.