Posted by BrittneyRz
I came across this tag over on Zezee with Books blog. It looked fun and different. Took me a minute to find time to do it but I had fun with it. It is always fun to look through my books and see what I have and don’t have.
Find a book with the letter “Z” in the title or the author’s name: This one was quite easy. As soon as I read it I knew the exact book to chose, World War Z by Max Brooks. This was a unique book that spun the idea of zombies on its head. I appreciated the fresh take on an overdone topic.
Find a classic: I am not a huge classic’s fan but I did notice that I do have a few classics on my shelves. I chose Grimm’s Complete Set of Fairytales though for this one. I adore fairytales and to have a full collection of all these original ones is great. (Though some are quite strange and disturbing).
Find the oldest book on your shelves: I wasn’t sure if this one meant the one oldest publishing date or if it meant takes place in a long ago time period or one I have had for a long time. I decided to go with one of the oldest that I own and that is The Stand by Stephen King. It was actually one of my dad’s old books so it is at least 30+ years old.
Find a book with a key on its cover: This one was by the far hardest one to find. I realized that almost none of my books have keys on them. I did find that the first Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, has one on the back cover.
Find something on your bookshelf that isn’t a book: I have quite a few things on my shelves that are not books but by far one of my favorites are the book ends that I got while I was in Africa last year. (Though my cat did knock one off and I had to fix it).
Find a book with an animal on the cover: I have quite a few for this, most dogs. I ended up choosing To Say Nothing of the Dog By Connie Willis. I read this a while ago but I remember it being a interesting take on the idea of time travel and the way messing with time consequences work. I started a reread a while ago but got distracted by a new release. I am definitely going to have to go back to this one soon.
Find a book with a girl on the cover: Not many of my books have girls on the cover I discovered. I had a few but I ended up choosing Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. This is the first book in the Dark Artifices series and I enjoyed the set up and introduction of new characters. Second book wasn’t my favorite but I have hope this series will end well.
Find a non Ya book – This one was super easy. It wasn’t until recently that I began reading Ya so I have a lot that fall outside that category. I chose The Lucifer Effect. It is a nonfiction book that explore the idea of what makes people do evil or bad things. I specifically focuses on the Stanford Prison experiment. Interesting read!
Find a book with stars on its cover: I discovered that a lot of my books take place in space so this wasn’t that hard. I ended up choosing Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. This was a cute love story that I got in a submission box. It could have had more depth to it but it was a cute and fun read.
Find a book with golden letters: Again I realized just how many of these types of books that I have. I ended up choosing Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. It has been a while since I read the series but I remember it being a fun ride.
Find a book with a male protagonist: This one was ridiculously easy. I chose Vicious by Victoria Schwab. This was an interesting look into the head of an antihero. She is currently working on the sequel which should be interesting.
Find a book with only words on it: This one was more difficult. Many of my books have characters or story images on them. I ended up choosing More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. It has lots of colors but there are no images on the cover. This was a heartbreaking but beautiful read.
Find a book with illustrations in it: I didn’t even have to think about this one. I chose the illustrated versions of the first and second Harry Potter books. They are beautiful renditions of the books. The illustrations add new life to the stories and I can’t wait for the third one this fall.
Find a diary (true or fictional): This one was almost impossible. I didn’t have anything that was specifically a diary. I chose Everyday by David Levithan. It is kind of like a diary. It is about the main character’s day to day life as they change bodies and lives over and over again. It was a great story about different lives with different people.
Find a book written by someone with a common name (like Smith): Many of the authors of my books have different and interesting names. I chose The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins. Rollins is a decently common name. I love his Sigma Force series and this was one of the more recent additions to the series.
Find a book that has a closeup of something on it: This was probably my favorite thing to look for. I chose Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. It has a close up of a crow’s wing. I loved this series because it was deep and the characters were new and fresh. I loved the look at characters were usually aren’t supposed to cheer for.
Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earlier time period: I went far back with this one. I have a Precious Moment’s Stories from the Bible on my shelf that I have had as long as I can remember. Definitely takes place a long time ago!
Find a hardcover without a jacket: This one was more tough because most of my hardcovers have jackets. I do have the Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It was one of Barnes and Noble’s special editions.
find a teal/turquoise colors book: This was a fun one to end on. I found Blind Faith by Ben Eton. It was one I got when I did a study abroad in London, England. I haven’t read it in a while but I do remember it being a bit creepy with its dystopian themes. I’m a bit afraid to reread it now to see how close it could be to our current political situation.
I’m not going to tag anyone. If you think it looks fun and want to explore your shelves a bit more, feel free to do it!