The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

Today I’m going to do the Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt tag. I came across this on thebookiemonsters and thought it looked like fun. Also it gave me an excuse to rearrange my shelves.

Find an author’s name or title with the letter Z in it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
World War Z by Max Brooks.

Find a classic:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Is this even a classic? I should also point out that it was only as I was editing this photo that I noticed that this book comes with 3-D glasses.

Find a book with a key on it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Clariel by Garth Nix. Okay I couldn’t find a book with a key on it but Clariel has a key on the back cover.

Find something on your bookshelf that’s not a book:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
I am an adult and I have a collection of Lego key rings.

Find the oldest book on your shelf:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The King’s Highway. I don’t know anything about this book. I found it in a charity shop and bought it because I liked the cover and because it has a dedication on the first page dated the 27th of January 1897.

Find a book with a girl on the cover:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Well it has half a girl on it.

Find a book with a boy on the cover:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield. This was the closest I could get to a book with a boy on the cover.

Find a book that has an animal in it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Jeremy and Amy by Jeremy Keeling. The author is a keeper at a primate rescue center. So there are lots and lots of animals in this.

Find a book with a male protagonist:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Misery by Stephen King. I read this once and will probably never read it again.

Find a book with only words on it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico.

Find a book with illustrations in it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien. I forgot to take photos of them but it does have illustrations by Alan Lee in it.

Find a book with gold lettering:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.  Okay it doesn’t have gold lettering on it but it does have gold on it.

Find a diary (true or fictional).
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Sara Midda’s South of France. This is really more of a journal than a diary. It is a collection of small watercolour paintings done during the authors time in the south of France.

Find a book written by someone with a common name (like Smith):
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Silence of Animals by John Gray. Is Gray a common name? I don’t think so but the cover is pretty so who cares.

Find a book that has a close-up of something on it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Creative, Inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho and Meg Mateo Ilasco. This was the closest I could get to a book that has a close-up of something on it.

Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Find a hardcover book without a jacket:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Masquerade by Terry Pratchett.

Find a teal/turquoise coloured book:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Mrs Queen Takes The Train by William Kuhn. Yeah, this was a really really silly book.

Find a book with stars on it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Humans by Matt Haig. Can we just talk about how nice this cover is.

Find a non-YA book:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
So I have over 200 books and maybe 10 of them are what I would consider YA…

Find the longest book you own:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Gray’s Anatomy by Henry Gray. This book is huge, like you could actually use it as a weapon.

Find the shortest book you own:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Penguin of Death by Edward Monkton. This will forever be the best Christmas present my sister has given me.

Find a book with multiple PoVs:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

Find a shiny book:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
The Tibetan Book of the Dead. I’m going to be totally honest here. I bought this book because it was shiny. Also because I wanted to read it. But mostly because it was shiny.

Find a book with flowers on it:
The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Yeah I didn’t even try to find a book with flowers on it.

I’m not going to tag anyone to do this next, but if you want to do it then consider yourself tagged.

Thanks for reading.
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70 thoughts on “The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

  1. You have Gray’s Anatomy. Oh god. I really want this book 💜
    Oh, your books are beautiful. I would like to do the tag as well, but most of my books are in portuguese and… I don’t know. Oh! And my oldest book is new compared to yours.

  2. This looks like fun! I don’t think I have enough books to do it though. I tend to either borrow or give away a lot of the ones I read 😦

  3. Today World War Z totally came up in a converastion with a coworker. We were talking about zombie-themed stuff because I was saying that I don’t smoke because of the possibility of the zombie apocalypse. Excellent book, that one!

    And you have a lot of other good books too. Fun post! Thanks for sharing!

  4. That looks like fun! (Except for the fact that I am below poverty-level broke, and would “just happen” to go into the bookstore with my wallet that also just happens to have a credit card in it. Ha ha ha…!)

    • I am really bad with going into book shops. I went into Waterstones today to buy How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran. They didn’t have it so I ordered a copy and bought two more books anyway!

  5. Thank you for liking “City Geometry” and “Snowstorm.” Nice post and a great collection of books! 🙂 I like print books more than I like e-books (although I will read both). You can hold print books in your hands and take them almost anywhere without worrying about batteries running low. The printed book covers are wonderful to see too, especially on the older books.

  6. Wow, I am looking to own a bookshelf like these. Currently bringing readers in my surroundings together to revive abreast reading habit in people here in Ghana.
    Hope to get book donors.

  7. I’m tempted to check out every single book in this collection. Well, every book except the Children of Húrin. I had it and because I didn’t like it I donated it to the library.

  8. Excellent books, and my wife would absolutely love this game! 🙂 Thanks for the post 🙂

    P.S. Dan is absolutely right. Star Trek and Legos in the same place = win.

  9. This waa great so cool and I jave ao many books I could do this ! Thanks for
    Sharing ! Dont knownof
    i will but great idea !

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