Naming Convention Challenge (Unlimited)

1) Write down your first name (or whatever name you usually go by)
2) Do any or all of the following (i.e. do 2a and/or 2b and/or 2c):
2a) For each letter, pick an author whose last name starts with that letter.
2b) For each letter, pick an author whose first name starts with that letter.
2c) For each letter, pick a book that starts with that letter.
3) Books can be cross-overs from other challenges, but each book can only be used once in this challenge. Authors may be repeated though.
4) The challenge lasts one month per letter of your name

The books can be read in any order and the list changed at any time during the challenge.


Reading List:

Note: I didn’t read the rules properly when I made up the below list so I’m adapting the challenge


Author’s First Name

K: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

A: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

R: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

E: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

N: Burger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer

T: Far from the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy

I: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

E: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

N: A Town like Alice by Neville Shute

H: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

A: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas


Author’s Last Name

K: The Shining by Stephen King

A: The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

R: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

E: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

N: Enigma of Arrival by V. S. Naipaul

T: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

I: An Artist of the floating world by Kazuo Ishiguro

E: Middlemarch by George Eliot

N: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

H: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

A: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen


Title Beginning with:

K: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

A: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

R: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

E: Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard

N: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

T: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

I: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

E: Evelina by Fanny Burney

N: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

H: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

A: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood


*Notes: Bold = have been read & Italic = Being Read

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