Your name in books…

Can you spell your name in books?

This is a fun blog game I came across last week, when I was catching up with things after my break in Scotland. It had me wandering round my bookcases looking for titles beginning with the appropriate letters, and you can see the result below.

I’ve had a busy few days since I returned to Switzerland. As well as promoting The Attic Room (which is on special offer for the autumn hols, so if anyone wants a 99p read on kindle, look here, for 99c look here), I’m working through my editor’s recommendations for the next book, and also trying to find the odd moment to get on with my newest project. And then there’s the day job, too…

Okay – the book game. You put your own name in the sentence, so for me it’s – Linda loves books. Now ‘all’ I have to do is find a book I’ve read and enjoyed for each of the letters. Off we go:

Capture56L – Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark, best suspense writer ever.

I – In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George, another ‘must-buy’ writer.

N – Nurse by Peggy Anderson. I’m a real sucker for medical novels.

D – Dรฉjร  Dead by Kathy Reiches, another favourite.

A – A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine who was really Ruth Rendell.


Capture57L – Lord of the Rings by J. R. Tolkien. Needs no introduction.

O – On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, a favourite children’s writer.

V – Vector by Robin Cook, who writes medical thrillers – the perfect combination.

E – Ethics Made Easy by Colin Douglas. Part of a hilarious medical comedy series.

S – Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves. One of her ‘Vera’ books.


IMG_0518B – Beneath the Bleeding by Val McDermid, one of my top-favourite crime writers.

O – Out of the Tower by Alison Grey. A lovely book set in the west of Scotland.

O – On Laughton Moor by Lisa Hartley. First in her DS Catherine Bishop series.

K – Katy by Joan Collins. The true story of her daughter’s brain injury and recovery.

S – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin. One of her best.


So that’s my name in books. (I was glad my parents didn’t call me Oonagh – three Os were enough!)


The woods by my flat are more autumnal every week now:




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25 Responses to Your name in books…

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I love this idea and have to give it a go! This could catch on, you know…


  2. Ooh, what fun, and a good selection there! I’ll try this is well. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. barbtaub says:

    So fun! (And Oonagh would have been a trial in many ways…)


  4. lizannelloyd says:

    What a lovely idea. I will definitely think about this. You have chosen several of my favourites, Barabara Vine, Laura Ingalls Wilder & Jane Austin.


  5. Brilliant choices, A Dark Adapted Eye is one of my favourite books of all time. It looks like you had as much fun doing this as I did. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. D. Parker says:

    This looks cool, I’m going to try it…although my parents were kind enough to name me Donna Parker so I have a whole series of books with my name. lol ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Hope this day treats you kindly Linda. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Ha, leave it up to you Linda to pass on such quirky games. Now, I already see myself pulling out books from my bookshelves. Last time I did this, I ended up having to dust–not so much the books, but the shelf space behind the books. Ha. Thanks, Linda. I hope I’ll still get to enjoy a few fall pictures like yours in Switzerland in November.


    • lindahuber says:

      I’m looking forward to seeing my woods change colour as autumn progresses! Yesterday I thought I’d caught a glimpse of lake between the trees, but something must have shifted because today it’s all green again…
      Not long now till you arrive in (hopefully) sunny Switzerland! Please bring less snow this time ๐Ÿ™‚


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  9. Norah says:

    What a fun idea! I don’t think I’ve read any on your list!


  10. Cathy says:

    What a great idea that I never heard about before.

    Impressed with your travel and work schedule, and of course your books! Congrats on all of it.

    Now onto the games!


  11. lindahobden says:

    Seeing as I’m a Linda too, here’s some different book titles to add:
    L – Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – one of my
    favourite classic books. Love the play &
    film too ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I – If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo
    Calvino – a classic Italian novel that’s fab!
    N – Nine Lives by William Dalrymple – travel
    writing at its best.
    D – Dark Fire by C J Sansom – one of my fave
    A – Amazon by Bruce Parry. Another travel
    book that satisfies this armchair traveller
    of far flung dangerous places!

    Thanks for sharing the fun!!


  12. That’s a fun little game and I think I will play it during my very long plane ride this weekend. I need to find ways to occupy my time!


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