I was tagged by Izzi @ Ravenclaw Book Club to do the Book Scavenger Hunt Tag! I’ve actually seen this tag a few times on YouTube, and it looks really fun. I didn’t want to make a video, so I did the best I could finding all the books on my shelves and then finding the pictures of the covers. (Also, the tag that’s been going around on blogs was incomplete – not sure why, I tried to trace it back – so I did copy a few of the questions from BookTube.) Anyway, I hope you enjoy this tag! It was pretty fun to do! And if you haven’t already done it, then consider yourself tagged.
Find a book with the letter ‘Z’ in its title or the author’s name.
I recently bought a copy of World War Z by by Max Brooks, and I’m planning on reading it a bit closer to Halloween (I love reading zombie/vampire/horror books in October every year).
Find me a classic.
My favorite classic has to be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and I love the Vintage Classics editions!
Find the oldest book on your shelves.
The oldest book on my shelves is probably a copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare that was published in 1854.
Find a book with a key on its cover.
I can’t think of another one off the top of my head, so I’m going with The Archived by Victoria Schwab.
Find something on your shelves that isn’t a book.
So this is super weird, but I have a pair of Chinese foot-binding shoes on my bookshelf. They’re insanely tiny, and I found them at an antique store and used them for a college project.
Find a book with an animal on the cover.
Does a dinosaur count? Because the first book I found is Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. If not, then I guess I could go with Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
Find a book with a girl on its cover.
Girl Reading by Katie Ward. This was a total cover buy.
Find a non-YA book.
So many to choose from! I’ll go with Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. One of my favorites!
Find a book with stars on its cover.
The only one I can find is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. But that’s totally okay, because it’s a fantastic cover!
Find a book with golden letters.
This one turned out to be more difficult than I expected, but the first book I found is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I actually have two different editions of this, both green with gold lettering.
Find a book with a male protagonist.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Love this series! (I actually have a decent number of books with make protagonists, probably because I read more than just YA.)
Find a book with only words on it.
The first book I though of is The First Bad Man by Miranda July. I haven’t read it yet, but I think the simple black cover with white text is really cool.
Find a book with illustrations in it.
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel is one of my favorite covers, and the illustrations are amazing! They’re simple, beautiful, and totally relevant to the story on multiple levels. (Most of the illustrations are under the book jacket.)
Find a diary (true or fictional).
I could go with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, but the first book I actually found on my shelves is Dracula by Bram Stoker (for some reason, I own two copies, even though I have yet to finish it).
Find a book written by someone with a common name (like Smith).
There were actually quite a few to pick from, so I’m just going to pick the one I’m currently reading: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
Find a book that has a closeup of something on it.
I’m going with A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, because it has a totally devastating close-up of a face on it, and it’s actually the only cover with a face on it that I like.
Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period.
Easily Beowulf. Or The Epic of Gilgamesh. I’m not sure which one happens first. But they’re some of the earliest known written works.
Find a hardcover book without a jacket.
My Penguin Drop Caps are some of the most beautiful books I own, and they don’t come with book jackets. One of the two I have so far is Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Find a tea/turquoise colored book.
And this is where my color-coordinated shelves pay off! I’m going with The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.