I saw this over at NeverTrustABookNerd‘s and thought it looked like a lot of fun, so I’m doing this now! I have, unfortunately, no idea who started this. I’m really sorry! I thought at first that I wouldn’t be able to find anything, but even though I only own 119 books (much less than most book bloggers I think), I managed to track down everything.
Basically, you have to find books on your shelves with specific traits. You’ll see what I mean in a second. (I’ve decided to inclue my rating for each book, so this can serve as a sort of recommendation list as well.)
Find a book with the letter ‘Z’ in its title or the author’s name.
The first book in the Spiderwick series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. (★★★)
Find me a classic.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. (★★★★)
Find the oldest book on your shelves.
A German edition of Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren (originall written in Swedish). I’ve owned this for eight years. (★★★★★)
Find a book with a key on its cover.
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I’m not a huge Dan Brown fan, but his books are EVERYWHERE in second-hand shops, so I own almost all of them. (★★★)
Find something on your shelves that isn’t a book.
This is Peter. I’m not trying to be quirky here, I named him Peter when I first bought him a couple months ago. He is the silent guard of my fantasy shelf. You’re supposed to put money in his head, but I think it would give him a headache. (★★★★★)
Find a book with an animal on the cover.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. (★★★★★)
Find a book with a girl on its cover.
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira. This was good enough, but I found it way too similar to The Perks of Being a Wallflower. If I had read this without knowing the latter, I probably would have enjoyed it more. (★★★★)
Find a non-YA book.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I ADORE this book. (★★★★★)
Find a book with stars on its cover.
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. This book is so sweet! (★★★★★)
Find a book with golden letters.
Rabenmond by Jenny-Mai Nuyen. A German fantasy novel. I love everything by this author, but unfortunately most of her books haven’t been translated. (★★★★★)
I’m going to tag a bunch of people today, because I feel like it. I follow a lot of blogs and I’ve only been here for a very short time, so I get confused over all the names a lot – I am often not sure if that is the person I’ve talked to or if it was someone else. So if I tag you and you have no idea who I am, feel free to ignore me. I’m just an honest egg. Also, if I tag you and you’ve already done this tag, forgive my poor memory.
Kourtnireads, Adventuresofabibliophile, Bookshelvesandbiros, ReadDiverseBooks, RoseRead, Jemimathebookaholic, The SFF Bookshelf, Readingeverynight, Blackcatkai, Wonderlessreviews, Meltotheany, Inkyspells, and Someorganisedchaos.
‘Till next time and happy reading!