The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

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Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I did a good old fashioned book tag on my blog but the lovely Amy @ Golden Books Girl tagged me in this quite a while ago and I thought now was the perfect time to jump in.

The idea is to answer each prompt with a book from your own shelves. I’m too lazy to take a picture of each one so I’ve included covers from Goodreads but these are all books which reside on my bookshelves (even if some remain unread…)

01. Find An Author Name Or Title With a ‘Z’ In It:

Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1)

I’ve not read Zenith yet but I’ve heard some disappointing things about it….

02. Find A Classic:

Pride and Prejudice

I currently own 5 different copies of Pride and Prejudice

03. Find A Book With A Key On It:


Another book I’ve owned for a while and not read… (you’ll see a common theme here)

04. Find Something On Your Bookshelves That Isn’t A Book:


Amongst flowers and other trinkets, my Hillary Clinton Pop Funko lives quite happily on my bookshelves. Just look at her!

05. Find The Oldest Book On Your Shelves:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

I’ve taken this in terms of how long I’ve owned the book for rather than by release date. Most of my childhood books are packed away (I own a LOT of Enid Blyton books…) but my Harry Potter shelf is going strong, obviously…

06. Find A Book With A Girl On It:

The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)

I still think this trilogy has some of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen!

07. Find A Book That Has An Animal On It:

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Any excuse to feature my favourite books and I’m there…

08. Find A Book With A Male Protagonist:

A Thousand Perfect Notes

It was quite a nice feeling realising that almost all the books I own have female protagonists… Also, when you read A Thousand Perfect Notes have tissues ready.

09. Find A Book With Only Words On The Cover:

Swing Time

I’ll read this one day…

10. Find A Book With Illustrations On It:

I Was Born For This

This book jumped straight to mind because of the little illustrated people.

11. Find A Book With Gold Lettering:

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)

The whole trilogy has gorgeous golden lettering!

12. Find A Diary, True or Fictional:

Editing Emma: The Secret Blog of a Nearly Proper Person

I’m counting this as a diary as it is written as a set of blog posts which are kept as a private diary. Plus this book had me cackling aloud so you should probably read it.

13. Find A Book Written By An Author With A Common Name:

The Fallen Children

According to my research David is one of the most popular names in the UK!

14. Find A Book With A Close Up Of Something On It:


I am 1000000% reading this book this summer – finally!

15. Find A Book On Your Shelves That Takes Place In The Earliest Time Period:

Sense and Sensibility

I haven’t got a clue what the actual answer to this would be so I’m going with another Austen!

16. Find A Hardcover Book Without A Jacket:

Summer Days, Summer Nights: Twelve Summer Romances

This is one of the only hardcovers I own that doesn’t have a dust jacket.

17. Find A Teal/Turquoise Coloured Book:

The State of Grace

This book is just as gorgeous on the inside and totally underrated. GO READ.

18. Find A Book With Stars On It:

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Okay so this isn’t out until August BUT I do have the proof on my shelf which also has stars so it counts.

19. Find A Non-YA Book:

A Girl Called Owl

I have quite a few MG titles on my shelves these days and this one came highly recommended!

I’m not going to tag anyone specifically but if you fancy doing this then I tag YOU!

If you’ve read any of these I’d love to hear what you thought! Let me know in the comments!


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7 responses to “The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

  1. Pingback: June: Bookish Reflection | Kelly's Rambles·

  2. That Hillary Clinton Funko is SO CUTE. Also I kind of want to read Zenith just to see if everything I’ve heard is true…


  3. So excited to hear what you think of Seed- I read that in a single sitting one night because I just couldn’t leave the characters till I knew what was going to happen. SUCH a heartbreaking, stunning, take your breath away type of book. Loved I Was Born For This, and Editing Emma made me laugh loads as well 💜
    I also liked A Girl Called Owl when I read it (and desperately wish it was a series because there’s a lot of scope for one I think!), so hope you enjoy it too 😊
    Amy x


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