This was such a fun tag to be able to complete. I’ve actually taken part in some scavenger hunts but never a bookshelf one so this was a unique experience for me. I wasn’t sure if I’d have any books that fit all the categories, and yes I did end up ‘cheating’ a little on one, but for the most part once I started looking I found a few I could have picked for each.
I was tagged by Izzi at Ravenclaw Book Club and Lauren at Wonderless Reviews. Thank you both so much for the tag; everyone else should definitely check out Izzi’s and Lauren’s original posts and while you’re there check out their blogs as well, you won’t regret it.
…A Book with the Letter Z in the Title or Authors Name
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
All three books in this trilogy have a Z in the title; and based on the subject of the books, zombies, it’s kind of an obvious choice as well. However believe it or not this is the only book on my bookshelves that has a Z in the title or the authors name, the rest are on my Kindle.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
This is the only classic on my bookshelves and the only classic I’ve not only read but really enjoyed. Alice in Wonderland is a childhood favourite of mine, and a book I love going back and re-reading whenever I have a chance. When I saw this special edition in Waterstones one afternoon I knew I had to have it even though, at the time, it was quite an expensive purchase for me.
…The Oldest Book on Your Shelves
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
While this isn’t the first book I ever received it’s the oldest one left on my shelves; the rest have been relegated to my loft or the local charity shop. My parents brought this for me when it was first released back in 1997 and it started my obsession with the Harry Potter series. Since then my edition of this book has been read so many times the spine is cracked and nearly falling apart in places.
…A Book with a Key on the Cover
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
OK so I kind of cheated with this one; I could not, no matter how hard I looked, find a book with a key on the cover. Instead I picked Dreams of Gods and Monsters because it has a lock on the cover and, after all, you can’t have a lock without a key.
…Something on Your Shelves which isn’t a Book
Alice in Wonderland Litographs print
When I discovered Litographs I desperately wanted one of their posters, however it was only when I went to a Christmas fair in Winchester last year and found a stall selling them that I got to buy one for myself. It’s my favourite thing on my bookshelves and there are still a few more I want to buy; Cinder, Throne of Glass and The Princess Bride are going to be the next three I buy.
…A Book with an Animal on the Cover
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
The wolves are a key part of this book, something key to Yael’s character as well as Felix’s and Adele’s in their own way, so it’s only fitting one be on the cover of this book. Even though it’s only a silhouette of a wolf I still pick Wolf by Wolf out of all the other books on my shelves with animals on, which isn’t all that many actually.
…A Book with a Girl on the Cover
Splintered by A.G. Howard
The cover for this book was the very first thing I noticed. It’s so incredibly striking and it definitely stands out from the rest of the books on my shelves. Splintered is my favourite Alice in Wonderland retelling; honestly the story inside is just as brilliant as the cover itself is.
…A Non YA Book
All Things Marshmallow
The London Marshmallow Company
I love baking so as well as YA books I have more than a few cookbooks on my bookshelves. All Things Marshmallow is the most recent one I got, brought for me by my sister for Christmas last year, and although I haven’t attempted any of the recipes in there yet I am excited to get started on some of them. They all look amazingly delicious.
…A Book with Stars on the Cover
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The hardcover edition for this book, and the sequel, are amazing. Normally I don’t get hardcover editions unless the story is truly exception, they’re so expensive, but for this series I couldn’t resist. The Wrath and the Dawn was one of my favourite books of last year and the sequel ended up being one of my favourite books of this year as well.
…A Book with Golden Letters
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
I really love the cover for this book; it isn’t just the letters in gold but some of the detailing around it, and all added together it creates a striking cover. Though there have been some mixed reviews for Rebel of the Sands around for me, even though the story started off a little slow, I really enjoyed this book and am interested to see where the sequel goes.
- Diana at Diana Prince Reviews
- Jill at Rant and Rave About Books
- Lilly at Lair of Books Blog
- Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Reg at She Latitude
- The Jouska Blog
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.