Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

December 13, 2014 Discussions 6

So this tag was created by Created by The Library Of Sarah as a youtube video where you’re supposed to film yourself doing it. I have elected to just write it up however.


Find an author’s name or title with the letter Z in it.

Marion Zimmer Bradley. I have quite a few of her Sword and Sorcery books, as well as Darkover.


Find a classic.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


Find a book with a key on it.

Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop. She’s holding the key, blends in a bit with her dress.


Find something on your bookshelf that’s not a book.

Not Books

That’s easy. I keep some of my MLP (My Little Pony) collection on the top of my bookshelves. As well as random stuffed animals like my blue dragon from Eragon, to keep my cat from stealing them. For some reason she ADORES MLP and will drag them around the house by their hair. Silly cat-child…


Find the oldest book on your shelf.

Thunderhead by Mary O’Hara. It was published in 1943, and the edges of the book are dyed green (on purpose.) I also have Only My Dreams by Denise Robins. It was published in 1951, and I haven’t read it because it’s fairly fragile. But I got it for 10 cents at a garage sale and thought it was pretty neat to have a book that old.

Then there is a hardback copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which has copyright info and illustrations. But no published date, and looks super old. Not a clue how old it actually is though.


Find a book with a girl on the cover.

First Riders Call

I have lots of those… How about First Rider’s Call by Kristen Britian.


Find a book with a boy on the cover.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan in Scarlett by Geraldine McCaughrean. Haven’t read it yet, it’s on my TBR shelf. But it’s the first-ever authorized sequel to Peter Pan! Am really hoping it’s amazing since I love Peter Pan…


Find a book that has an animal in it.

All My Patients

All My Patients Are Under The Bed by Louis J. Camuti. I love this book! It’s true stories about a cat veterinarian who makes house calls in New York. Some of the stories are funny, some are sad, but all are worth reading.


Find a book with a male protagonist.

Luck In The Shadows

Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling.


Find a book with only words on the cover.

I don’t tend to buy books without pictures on the cover. Nothing against them, just for some reason I don’t have any. The closest I could find to this is a paperback that has a missing front cover. And I’m sure it would have had an image on it had it had a cover. Even my fairy tale collections have images. So I’ll have to skip this one I guess…


Find a book with illustrations in it.

Fairy Haven and the Quest For The Wand by Gail Carson Levine.


Find a book with gold lettering.

As You Wish

As You Wish by Cary Elwes. Kinda hard to see it, but all the gold letters are shiny/metallic too!


Find a diary (true or fictional).


Anastasia The Last Grand Duchess by Carolyn Meyer. I love this book, I’ve always been interested in Anastasia Romanov, but this is my favorite book about her life that I’ve read so far.


Find a book written by someone with a common name (like smith)

Hmmm… the only Smith I have is The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith.


Find a book that has a close up of something on it.

Young Miles

Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold. It has a close up of Miles’ face.


Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period.

Uhm… I’m not really sure? That could be any of the Jane Austen novels, or A Midsummer Night’s Dream…?


Find a hardcover book without a jacket.

Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault. I haven’t actually read it yet, it’s in my TBR pile. Someone gave it to me as a gift, I think? *has no memory of buying it*


Find a teal/turquoise colored book.

Serpents Shadow

The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey. It’s teal and gold.


Find a book with stars on it.

Coyote Dreams

Coyote Dreams by C. E. Murphy. Might be hard to see, but they’re scattered around the Luna imprint logo in the top left corner.


Find a book that is shiny.


Belladonna by Karen Moline. It’s red and silver and the whole jacket is shiny, just doesn’t show up well for pictures as it kept reflecting too much or too little! I can’t actually remember what it’s about, been too many years since I read it. But I do remember liking it.


Find a non-YA book.

Club Vampire

Club Vampire by Laurell K. Hamilton. It’s an omnibus of the first 3 Anita Blake books, definitely NOT for kids! *laughs*


Find the longest book you own.

Magical Creatures

I’m sure most people have used Harry Potter for this, and while I do own that series, I’m going to go with:

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures by John & Caitlin Matthews (682 pages). This book is taller and wider than the longest Harry Potter book I own, so I’m thinking if they were the same size, it would in fact have more pages than Harry Potter.


Find the shortest book you own.

The Cat Who Went To Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (64 pages.)


Find a book with multiple PoVs.

Wolfwalker by Tara K. Harper


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6 Responses to “Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

    Fun! I think I’m going to have to do this. Must leave this browser window open now all weekend so I’ll remember to do it. And I’m totally going to add a few of my own random hunts to the list lol

    • SilvaraWilde

      I will warn you, this took longer to actually do than I thought it would. Had to get out my step-stool and hunt all over my library/craft room. At one point I was pulling every book out to see if any of them had the “find a book with …. on the cover” because I couldn’t think of which ones did!

      It was fun though! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    • SilvaraWilde

      I like seeing all the different books people picked. Though a lot of the ones I saw, the people had picked the same books. *laughs* It’s fun to see books that aren’t already on my shelf, or on my wanted lists. Even though that means my pile of wanted books grows even faster!

    • SilvaraWilde

      The closest I could actually find was the Princess Diary books someone gave me for Christmas years ago. And even those have a picture of a crown on the covers! I’m thinking this must be a tag for general fiction or non-fiction readers…

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