What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
Names… A name can be derived from an old meaning and have been around forever, or it could be inspired by the world around us. Some names have dual meanings, like my name. Charlotte is an old name but is also the name of a French dessert. For this prompt you are looking for author’s names that is also the name of a flora or fauna. I know some that are doing this challenge are ok if the name is part of a larger name like Hawkins… I’m not. But if you are doing this challenge then it’s whatever you decide. There are no strict rules… this is for fun!
I haven’t read for this prompt yet. I’m planning on reading The Cruel Prince, the first in The Folk of the Air series, by Holly Black but each time I get it from hold from the library, I also get like five other books from hold at the same time and end up having to push some back.
Another option that I was considering was one of Michael J Fox‘s books. I read his first book, Lucky Man, soon after it came out. It was one of the first, if not the first, memoir’s I had ever read. I thought it was really well done and I remember being impacted by it. It describes his journey of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease while filming Doc Hollywood in FL. He’s written two more books since then and has another that is expected to be published in Nov of this year.
Another Holly has a book that I read this year, Holly Jackson. She wrote A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. A girl in high school decides that her senior project is going to be the media’s portrayal of a local murder that led to the lead suspect’s suicide. In reality, she’s actually researching the murder itself and befriends the brother of the guy that commited suicide. They end up finding there is more to the story than originally believed. A very entertaining murder mystery. I’m actually using this book for a different prompt, a book written by an author in their 20s. The author is still in her 20s and the book was published last year.
I mentioned The Wedding Date and that book or any of the others written by Jasmine Guillory. I know I wasn’t a fan but I have a friends that are fans of romance that really enjoy her books.
If you are ok with a heavy read I highly recommend The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
A fun read that I really enjoyed was Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.