Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

Hello, everyone. I hope you’re doing well. What books are you reading? Right now, I’m reading Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, and Will Herondale is my new book boyfriend.

Today, I wanted to do a fun tag that I saw floating around BookTube. I’m not sure who created this tag, but I know it’s been going around for awhile. It’s the Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt, and it’s really fun! I hope you guys enjoy.


1. Find an author’s name or a title with a “Z” in it.

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I haven’t read this book yet, but I chose The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I’ve heard wonderful things about it, and I plan to read it very soon!

2. Find a classic.

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I chose To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee—one of my favorite classics of all time! Plus, I own an edition with such a gorgeous cover.

3. Find a book with a key on it.

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What better book than Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen? It has a key on the cover and in the title!

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

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For this I’m choosing my Harry Potter Pops. I don’t have all of them, but I’ve managed to collect the first wave, so they sit proudly on my shelf!

5. Find the oldest book on your bookshelf.

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The oldest book on my bookshelf is a book that was my mom’s when she was a little girl. I don’t know who wrote it, but it’s called Timmy Mouse. It’s missing half the pages and it’s really beat up, but it’s sentimental for me since it was my mom’s book.

6. Find a book with a girl on the cover.

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Even though I have tons of books that fit this category, I chose Where She Went by Gayle Forman. Even though the cover isn’t that pretty, it’s one of my favorite books of all time.

7. Find a book with an animal on it.

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I had to go to my children’s book collection for this, but I chose one of the cutest children’s books ever—Corduroy by Dan Freeman.

8. Find a book with a male protagonist.

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I chose Four by Veronica Roth. This short book of novellas and the first book of the series, Divergent, were the best two installments in the series, and I adore Four with everything I have.

9. Find a book with only words on it.

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I’m pretty sure this is the only book I own that fits this category, but it’s Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, which also happens to be one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking books I’ve ever read.

10. Find a book with illustrations in it.

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For this, I chose a graphic autobiography/graphic literary nonfiction – Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

11. Find a book with gold lettering.

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For some reason, Books-A-Million had copies of the British editions in TMI and TID on sale, so I own some of those. For Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess, and City of Heavenly Fire, I own the British versions only. They’re smaller and have smaller print, but they read the same.

12. Find a diary, true or fictional.

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It’s not really diary form, I don’t think, but more like letter form. However, for this, the only book I have that fits this category is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

13. Find a book written by someone with a common name.

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John Green is just about as common a name as any, I suppose. He also wrote on of my favorite books, The Fault in Our Stars.

14. Find a book with a close-up on it.

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I have yet to read this book, but Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys has a beautiful cover and a close-up of a girl’s snow-covered eyelashes.

15. Find a hardcover book without the dustjacket.

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The only book I own without a dustjacket is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I ordered it for a college class, and unfortunately, that’s how it came.

16. Find a teal or turquoise book.

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Like others on this list, I have yet to read this book. But I have read other books by this author, so I know this one will be great, too. My book for this category is Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire. The cover is absolutely stunning.

17. Find a book with stars on it.

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One of the only books I have with stars on the cover is Suite Dreams by Rachel Hawthorne. I don’t exactly remember what this is about, but I remember Rachel Hawthorne’s books meant a lot to me in high school, so I refuse to part with them!

18. Find a non-YA book.

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Two of my favorite non-YA books are Clipped Wings and Inked Armor, a duology by Helena Hunting. These books not only have gorgeous covers, but are completely gorgeous and captivating stories!


So there you go! Not only did you get a taste of what’s on my shelves, but also a bit of my book photography (even though it’s pretty pitiful). I hope you guys enjoyed this tag! See you next time.

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5 thoughts on “Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

  1. rantandraveaboutbooks says:

    You’re a Jamie McGuire fan, too. I haven’t met any bloggers yet who’ve mentioned her books. I’ve literally read every single Jamie book. I loved her Happenstance novella series. And of course, Beautiful Disaster.

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