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:
World War Z by Max Brooks.
Find a classic:
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:
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:
I am an adult and I have a collection of Lego key rings.
Find the oldest book on your shelf:
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 Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Well it has half a girl on it.
Find a book with a boy on the cover:
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:
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:
Misery by Stephen King. I read this once and will probably never read it again.
Find a book with only words on it:
Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico.
Find a book with illustrations in it:
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 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).
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 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:
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 Epic of Gilgamesh.
Find a hardcover book without a jacket:
Masquerade by Terry Pratchett.
Find a teal/turquoise coloured book:
Mrs Queen Takes The Train by William Kuhn. Yeah, this was a really really silly book.
Find a book with stars on it:
The Humans by Matt Haig. Can we just talk about how nice this cover is.
Find a non-YA book:
So I have over 200 books and maybe 10 of them are what I would consider YA…
Find the longest book you own:
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 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:
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.
Find a shiny book:
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:
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.