Thursday, April 14, 2011

Car Games: Name Five Books With Title Words in Each Category

When you're bored, which is often, if you're cool, you need something to stimulate the mind... something kind of smart, but also delightfully pointless. So I will be routinely supplying you with literature-focused car games. The kind of games your father forced you to play on road trips in your youth until you seriously contemplated ripping out your own eyeballs; the kind of games that your grandmother probably plays with her friend Barb when they cancel Days of Our Lives; the kinds of games you know you secretly love.

So name five books that have a word in the title that falls under each of the following categories:
Heavenly/Hellish Things
Men's Names (only)
Women's Names (only)

Here's five well-known examples that I thought of for each:

Colors: The Color Purples, The Scarlet Letter, The Black Pearl, the Red Badge of Courage, The Green Mile
Numbers: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a Tale of Two Cities, The Three Musketeers, One Hundred Years of Solitude, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Animals: Of Mice and Men, The Black Stallion, The Cat's Cradle, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Lord of the Flies
Heaven/ Hell: Paradise Lost, This Side of Paradise, Angels and Demons, The Devil in the White City, The Satanic Verses
Food: A Clockwork Orange, Chocolat, The Grapes of Wrath, The Tortilla Curtain, The Bean Trees
Occupations: The Merchant of Venice, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Handmaid's Tale, Summer of My German Soldier
Relations: The Brothers Karamazov, Native Son, My Sister's Keeper, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Princess Bride
Buildings: The Ciderhouse Rules, Northanger Abbey, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Men's Names: David Copperfield, Frankenstein, Macbeth, Don Quixote, Silas Marner
Women's Names: Mrs. Dalloway, Anna Karenina, Emma, Madame Bovary, Rebecca

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