This is the brainchild of Bruce Gargoyle.  Seven categories on the them of wild, goose and chasing, for you to read one book for each (no applying a book to more than one category).

1. A book with a word of phrase relating to wildness in the title – any interpretation of the word “wild” is acceptable (eg: The Call of the Wild, Angry Aztecs, Crazy for You; An Untamed State)

the last one I got – Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter.  Erin is pretty wild, too!

2. A book with a species of bird (or the word “bird”) in the title: (eg: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Thorn Birds, Turkey: A Modern History)

A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows. Enjoyable murder mystery, first in a series of ‘Birder Murder Mysteries’.

3. A book with an exotic or far-flung location in the title – fantasy and mythical locations are acceptable (eg: Paradise Lost, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, Atlantis Rising)

I’m offering the Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum (David McLain) for this, since it’s definitely exotic and a very far-flung.

4.  A book with an object you might hunt for in the title (eg: Treasure Island, One for the Money, The History of Love, Dreams from my Father, A Monster Calls, All the Answers)

I’m offering The Whispering Skull (Jonathan Stroud) for this category.

5. A book with a synonym for chase in the title (or its derivatives: chasing, chased, etc) (eg: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Follow the River, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Night Stalker)

I’ll offer Sea (The Huntress #1, Sarah Driver)

6.  A book with a means of transport in the title (eg: If I Built a CarWalk Two Moons, The Girl on the Train)

The Ship Who Sang (Brainships #1) by Anne McCaffrey. Yay!

7.  A book with an object you might take on a search or hunt in the title (eg: The Golden Compass, The Map to Everywhere, Water for Elephants, Team of Rivals )

I decided not to offer The Ugly Teapot (Fred Holmes) in the end, because I felt that the Queens Envoy (David Prosser) might be much more use in sticky situations!

You can still sign up here:

Then add your successfully read title for each of the categories as you go.  Or, as I did, when you remember.


Update: 5th August.  Just have the bird and the transport to go.  I’ve just upgraded a bird one to my ‘currently reading’.  Still thinking about transport – when in came a BOTM from the Space Opera Group.  Thank you so much!

Update 15th September: and I’m done!

Update 30th October: and now they are all linked up.







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