Monday, November 16, 2009

so who finished the challenge???

The year's coming to an end, so I guess it's time to see who's finished the What's in a Name 2 challenge. If you have finished, please leave a comment saying so. It would also be nice to hear which was your favorite read from the challenge. :)

To be entered for the end of challenge prize, you must (by January 1, 2010):

1. finish all your books for the challenge (obviously this is an honor thing--I won't be checking up on you)

and

2. leave a comment on THIS post saying that you finished.

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This has been a really busy year for me, and I apologize that I have not been the best challenge host. I'm afraid that next year is only going to be more busy, so I'm afraid I just can't commit to hosting for a third year. I really love this challenge, though, so I hope that someone will feel the urge to pick it up and run with it...

Thanks to everyone who has participated this year and last!

Happy reading!

35 comments:

nomadreader said...

I finished! After looking at my books read list, I managed to finish without even trying to. My favorite book I read for this challenge was Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige by Kathleen Gilles Seidel, which was my first read of the year!

Emily said...

I finished, and just wanted to say thanks for hosting - your challenge is the one that introduced me to the whole concept of hosted group reading challenges, and I had a lot of fun this year with yours and the others I signed up for. So, thanks!

My favorite read from this challenge was probably Stella Gibbons's Cold Comfort Farm.

Sharon said...

I finished, too! Thanks for hosting, I enjoyed this challenge. My favorite book for this was Fool by Christopher Moore.

Daphne said...

I have finished. Like last year this challenge was a lot of fun and I managed to read some books that had been languishing on my TBR pile. My favorite book was Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot.

I am sad to hear that you won't be able to host the challenge next year, but it's understandable - some times life just gets in the way!

bookinhand said...

I finished in September. I loved this challenge as much as I did last year. Thanks for hosting it!

My favorite read from this challenge was My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay.

Diane

Terri said...

I finished the challenge way back in February! It was my favorite challenge, so I dove right in.

Favorites: would have to be a tie between The Night Watch by Sarah Waters and The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.

I didn't write reviews of most of these. My bad. One of my goals for 2010 is to consistently write reviews.

Thanks for a great challenge, look forward to the next one!

gnoegnoe said...

I have finished reading, but not reviewing! :-0

The best read was Brideshead Revisited.

cafeshree said...

I finished and had lots of fun! I can't decide if my favorite was Buttertea at Sunrise by Britta Das or From Butt to Booty by Amber Kizer.
Thanks for the challenge.

Jo-Jo said...

I'm almost done...I have just one more to go and that is for a book with a medical condition in the title. I'm hoping Her Fearful Symmetry will qualify for that as there are many fears that are considered medical conditions.

carolsnotebook said...

I finished it too. Here's my wrap-up post.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/competed-whats-in-a-name/

I can't really pick a favorite, maybe Phantom Limb (body part) or The Heretic's Daughter (relative).

Jean said...

I finished! Favorite may have been Over the Moat, but others were good, too.

Beth F said...

I finished! Here is my post:

http://bfishreads.blogspot.com/2009/11/whats-in-name-2-wrap-up.html

I think Forest of the Hands and Teeth is my favorite.

Beth F said...

If no one objects, I'd love to host What's in a Name 3.

Kim said...

I love this challenge! My wrap up post will be finished soon. I also want to say thanks for hosting these past 2 years. And, I hope you go for it Beth as I would love to participate again....:)
*smiles*

Carl V. said...

I finished all but Body Part. The last book I read for the challenge was for Building, The Haunting of Hill House.

I'm sorry to hear that you aren't hosting the challenge next year. I completely understand and am thrilled that you did it these past two years. It won't be the same without you!

Lisalit said...

Finished! Here is the link to my reviews: http://lisalit.blogspot.com/2008/12/whats-in-name-challenge.html

My favorite book for this challenge was The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, but it was a reread. My favorite new read was probaby House of Sand and Fog, but all six of these books were really good!

Thanks for hosting!

喜喜歡 said...

經驗是良師,可惜學費貴..................................................

lilly said...

I finished and I created a summary post! Thank you for hosting, it was a lot of fun.

My summary post

talesofabookaddict said...

I have finished this challenge. My favorite read for this challenge was definitely Ted Dekker's "BoneMan's Daughter" It was a really great read!! Here's my wrap up post:

http://talesofabookaddict.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/finished-challenge-2009-whats-in-a-name-2/

Thank you for hosting!

Jo-Jo said...

Well I have officially completed this challenge! My wrap-up post is here.

Brittanie said...

I have posted my wrap up post here:
http://abookloverforever.blogspot.com/2009/12/whats-in-name-reading-challenge-2009.html

I really enjoyed this challenge. Thank you for hosting it. My favorite book was The Face by Angela Hunt. :)

purplg8r said...

I'm done! My wrap-up post is Here. My favorite book that I read for this challenge is In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell

tinylittlelibrarian said...

My wrap-up is here:
http://tinyreadingroom.blogspot.com/2009/12/whats-in-name-challenge-wrap-up.html

My fave book was Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, followed very closely by City of Bones. Thanks for hosting! :)

nfmgirl said...

Sorry. I didn't complete the challenge. I got four completed, and am working on the fifth book. Here is my wrap-up:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/challenge-update-2009-end-of-year.html

Thanks for the challenge!

anzlitlovers said...

Hello, and greetings of the season!
I finished the challenge as well, and did it with all Australian books. You can see which ones they were at http://anzlitlovers.wordpress.com/challenges/the-what%e2%80%99s-in-a-name-challenge/ or http://tinyurl.com/ydlz35d
Thank you so much for organising this challenge again this year, this is one of my favourite challenges because it's so flexible. I read some brilliant books that I might never have found otherwise.
Best wishes to you and all you love for the festive season,
Lisa in Melbourne Australia (ANZ LitLovers)

kreed said...

I finished! I finished! Actually, I have been finished for a little while, but never got around to reviewing the last few books. I will miss the challenge if it doesn't get picked up by someone else next year, but I totally understand the "too busy" thing! I almost volunteered to take it on when I read your post, but just can't in good conscience put another thing on my plate! You have been a great host and I thank you for creating such a fun challenge!

kreed said...

I forgot to post favorite book...probably "Princess Academy" by Shannon Hale. I am sure you have read it, but if you haven't, you should!

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I finished! Thank you so much for hosting because I had a lot of fun. My favorite was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Here's my wrap-up post and final review:
http://paperbackpirate.blogspot.com/2009/12/bluebeard-by-kurt-vonnegut.html

Literary Feline said...

I completed the What's in a Name Challenge. I enjoyed all of my selections, but my top favorites were In the Wake of the Boatman by Jonathan Scott Fuqua
and Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandell.

Thank you for hosting the challenge, Annie!

Cara said...

Yes, finally I finised! Well, I finished a couple of days ago but it was hard for me to write the reviews....Here is my post:

http://the-lines-between.blogspot.com/2009/12/whats-in-name-challenge-finished.html

My favourite from the challenge was Change of heart" by Jodi Picoult. Thanks a lot for this challenge, it was great fun!!

Lesley said...

I did - barely! My favorite book was Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani. Thanks for a great challenge, looking forward to the 3rd round!

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

I finished (if "dead" counts as a medical condition) - just didn't get here to comment in time. 8( Nor did I write reviews, an activity I hate. I guess my favourite would be Night of the Fox, by Jack Higgins, which I've now read two or three times.

retroredux said...

Sorry I forget to post but I finished this challenge as well. My reviews for this challenge are here. Thanks for hosting this fun challenge

http://retroreduxsreviews.blogspot.com/search/label/what's%20in%20a%20name%20challenge

一起吧 said...

far from eye, far from heart...................................................

beastmomma said...

Three months late, but I finally finished the challenge:
http://beastmomma.squarespace.com/from-shelf-to-hand/2008/12/29/whats-in-a-name-two.html