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Wrapping up the What's in a Name reading challenge

I always have fun doing the What's in a Name reading challenge, and this year was no exception. I signed up for it on July 28, and it took me just under two weeks to read and review the first five books - and 2 1/2 months to find, read and review the sixth and last book.

 I posted my first review on August 1, the day after I finished it, and the last one I posted on October 22, two days after I finished it.

The books and categories were, in order of reviewing: 
A building. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.An alliterative title. Dr. Mütter's Marvels by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz.A compass direction. West With the Night by Beryl Markham.An item or items of cutlery. A Knife at the Opera by Susannah Stacey.The letter X in the title. Alexandria by Nich Bantock. A number in numbers in the title. 1968 by Mark Kurlansky.  The genres were not as varied as they have sometimes been, with two fantasies, two biographies, a history book and a mystery. Even some of the sub-gen…

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