Today, I’m going to be doing the Bookshelf Scanner Hunt Tag (even though I actually keep my books in storage boxes…), which I was tagged for by Lucy-May. Onto the questions!
01. Find An Author Name Or Title With A Z In It:
The only thing I can think of is the Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon, which has been languishing on my TBR for years and never been read. Something always stops me when I go to unhaul it though…
02. Find A Classic:
My absolute favourite classic has to be Charlotte’s Web. It’s such simple, yet spectacular, storytelling and I cannot imagine why you wouldn’t love Wilbur and Charlotte with every little bit of your heart.
03. Find A Book With A Key On It:
I came SO close to giving up on this question, and then Ithought of something! Sunflowers in February is on my TBR, and it’s published by Hot Key it has a key on the spine. I’m hoping to get to it soon!
04. Find Something On Your Bookshelves That Isn’t A Book:
In one of my boxes, I have a little box of bookish merchy things various people were lovely enough to send me from events/other things I’ve acquired. I particularly treasure my badges, which include a Moxie one (‘Feminist AF’) and a SUPER adorable Mr Prickles one the author of Alex Sparrow sent me recently.
05. Find The Oldest Book On Your Shelves:
If this means in terms of publication date, I think it’s something by Enid Blyton, though I’m not sure which of her books I own came first.
06. Find A Book With A Girl On It:
The Pony Club Secrets books all have a photo of a girl on them, who represents Issie, and then the horse that’s the focus of that book (each book has a new horse Issie meets who adds to her skill in some way, except for the last one and the Christmas special). I am getting beyond excited for my reread of these books, which I think I’ll do at the end of either June or July.
07. Find A Book That Has An Animal On It:
Well, Pony Club Secrets does, as I mention above, but I won’t repeat that! I’ll say another fabourite series instead, and that’s that all of the Laura Marlin Mysteries have an animal on them, mainly Laura’s (awesome) husky Skye but on Kentucky Thriller there’s a horse. I think the equally awesome Drift features on most if not all the Adventure Island covers too!
08. Find A Book With A Male Protagonist:
My favourite standalone MG, Boy in the Tower, has an absolutely LOVELY male protagonist called Ade. I adore him.
09. Find A Book With Only Words On The Cover:
This took me a while to think of, but my copy of Men Should Weep (which I’m studying in English, and will be writing about in my exam which is TOMORROW) only has words on it.
10. Find A Book With Illustrations On It:
My absolute favourite covers ever are Julian de Narvaez’s on Emma Carroll’s books for Faber, so I’ll say them. They’re drop dead levels of stunning and every time one is revealed I scream with joy. I CANNOT WAIT to see what he’ll do for Secret of a Sun King.
11. Find A Book With Gold Lettering:
The wonderful MG fantasy Nevermoor has absolutely gorgeous, embossed gold letter on the cover and spine. I’m so excited for the 2nd in the series, not least to see how pretty the cover will be!
12. Find A Diary, True or Fictional:
The only thing currently popping into my head that’s in proper diary format is the Raspberry Rules, which is by Karen McCombie. It was the first book of hers I ever read ad it hooked me completely on her writing.
13. Find A Book Written By An Author With A Common Name:
This question stumped me absolutely, so I decided to see if I’d read any books by authors who share a name in my 2018 reading so far. I’ve read books by several Sophies!
14. Find A Book With A Close Up Of Something On It:
I’m not sure how close something would need to be to be considered a close up, but I think the titular crown of The Buried Crown would fit the bill!
15. Find A Book On Your Shelves That Takes Place In The Earliest Time Period:
I think it would have to be Eliza Rose, which is set at the court of Henry the 8th during his marriages to Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard.
16. Find A Hardcover Book Without A Jacket:
The wonderful Winter Magic anthology doesn’t have a jacket, and I have to admit it does feel a bit odd.
17. Find A Teal/Turquoise Coloured Book:
The fabulous Mystery and Mayhem anthology, which features some of my absolute favourite writers such as Helen Moss and Robin Stevens, has a gorgeous cover this colour.
18. Find A Book With Stars On It:
The Starman and Me, which looks wonderful and is something I absolutely must bet to soonish, does. The cover is what made me want to read it initially…
19. Find A Non-YA Book:
I own tons of MG! And a couple of adult books I’m interested in.
Thank you so much for reading! What do you think of the books I’ve mentioned? Can you think of a book with a key on it?! Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!