This is actually the second time I’ve taken part in the Book Scavenger Hunt Tag, but I had so much fun the first time around that when I was tagged again I couldn’t wait to jump back in for a second time. I love scavenger hunts, I’ve taken part in one of two over the years, and I love books so this tag is combining two of my favourite things. Plus it gives me a chance to showcase more books and bookish goodies currently sitting on my bookshelves.
I was tagged by Fadwa at Word Wonders. Thanks so much for the tag Fadwa, I had a lot of fun with this one and I hope you enjoyed reading my answers as much. Also if anyone wants to check out my first go at the Book Scavenger Hunt Tag you can do so here.
…A Book with the Letter Z in the Title or Authors Name
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti
This was a recent buy for me, and a lucky one too when you consider that the last time I took part in the Book Scavenger Hunt Tag I used the only other book on my shelves with a Z in the title or authors name. I’ve read Zeroes once before, and need to re-read it soon, but I’ve yet to get started on Swarm.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I’m not too sure if The Princess Bride can be classed as a ‘Classic Novel’, in my mind it can but that could be because it’s the only book on my shelves that can apply for this question. Either way this is a favourite of mine, and one I need to get around to re-reading soon as well.
…The Oldest Book on Your Shelves
Pure Dead Brilliant by Debi Gliori
Despite this being the third book in the series it was actually the first I ended up buying. This was simply because I ‘won’ this book while in high school back in 2004, I was given a Waterstones voucher and there was something about this hardcover edition that caught my eye. I later brought the first two in the series and, asides from the Harry Potter books, this is the oldest book on my shelves.
…A Book with a Key on the Cover
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Now looking at the cover for this book you may be wondering where the key is but if you look closely, just to the left of the glove by the birds foot, you’ll see a small key.
Now you may be wondering how I possibly spotted that, or how desperate I was to find a book that had a key on the cover that I spotted this. The answer is I’m not sure, and really really desperate. I have no other book on my shelves with a key on, and before spotting this I was tempted to use a book that had a door on the cover because doors and keys are kind of connected aren’t they?
…Something on Your Shelves which isn’t a Book
When my friend and I were in Edinburgh over Easter last year we saw these figurines everywhere, not surprising when you consider the Loch Ness monster is pretty famous around those parts, so when we went to the Loch Ness itself of course I had to pick one up. At the moment Nessie sits on my books and honestly it was probably the best purchase I made that holiday.
…A Book with an Animal on the Cover
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This has got to be one of my all-time favourite series so I had to include it somewhere in this tag. The covers for both books are beyond gorgeous, I just love how the birds wings/tail feathers create buildings at the bottom of each cover. Luckily the stories inside were just as amazing as the covers were, and I can’t wait to see where Leigh Bardugo takes the Grisha world next.
…A Book with a Girl on the Cover
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
When I first took part in the Book Scavenger Hunt Tag I picked A.G. Howard’s Splintered series for this question, so it seemed only fitting that this time around I picked RoseBlood. Granted I wasn’t a massive fan of this book, it didn’t meet the expectations I had for it to say the least, but it has a gorgeous cover similar to the Splintered books.
…A Non YA Book
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
I am a huge fan of the Welcome to Night Vale podcasts. I have them all on my iPod and have even been to a couple of the live shows when they were touring in London, so when I discovered a novel was being released it went to the top of my to-read and to-buy lists. Welcome to Night Vale was exactly what I expected, a taste of the craziness of Night Vale in the form of a book.
…A Book with Stars on the Cover
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
This wasn’t even the first book that came to mind for this question, but when I saw it on my shelves I knew I just had to include it. The cover is beyond stunning and let’s be honest it shows so many stars it was really the perfect answer. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is an amazing book, and one I would highly recommend to any sci-fi fans out there who’ve yet to pick it up.
…A Book with Golden Letters
Ink by Alice Broadway
When I saw this book in Waterstones it was an instant cover buy, and my photo really doesn’t do it justice because this is definitely one of the most gorgeous books I own. The whole cover, bar the silhouette of the girl in the bottom left corner, is done in gold foil and it creates a stunning effect. Even if the book itself isn’t good I’ll still love having this on my shelves.
- Analee at Book Snacks
- Lauren at Lauren’s Page Turners
- Michelle at Book Adventures
- Sara at Freadom Library
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.