Today’s post is going to be more lighthearted and fun. 🙂
I am becoming increasingly comfortable doing book tags. Well, mostly ones that allow me to show off my book collection! It’s huge, y’all. I haven’t counted, but I have at least 300 books in my home library…
Lauren from Wonderless Reviews was kind enough to tag me for this Scavenger Hunt, and I was immediately excited to do it just so I could share my books with all of you.
The Rules are very simple: Find a book that matches the categories provided.
Thank you, The Library of Sarah, for creating this tag.
Let’s get started!
Find a book with the letter “Z” in its title or the author’s name
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – by Junot Diaz
The 2008 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
I’m not sure if it’s deserving of such a high honor, but it was a good novel overall. I especially enjoyed the unique narrative voice — Yunior’s funny, crass, and nerdy voice is refreshing and memorable.
Find a Classic
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – by Mark Twain
My beautiful copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This is one of my favorite stories from my childhood and one of the few books I have read more than twice.
Find the oldest book in your shelves
The Works of Jonathan Swift
This book is falling apart. It has no front, back, or spine. I’m not sure if you can tell from the image, but this edition was printed in 1841, which was 175 years ago. Do you own a book older than this?
Find a book with a key in its cover
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – By Helen Oyeyemi
This category is evil. Finding this one was impossible! I dare you to find a book you own that has a key in its cover. You probably can’t. I went through literally all of my books and could not find one with a key in it. The closest thing I could find was Oyeyemi’s latest release, which is a collection of stories that center around the idea of “keys.” Close enough?
Find something on your bookshelves that isn’t a book
This beauty stands atop one of my bookshelves. I use the top surface of some of my bookshelves as actual shelf space because there isn’t room anywhere else. It’s time to buy a new bookshelf…
Find a book with an animal on the cover
Flexible Wings – by Veda Stamps
This is a delightful Middle Grade novel about a biracial girl who is the daughter of parents who both serve in the military. Highly recommended for all children and lovers of Children’s Literature.
Find a book with a girl in the cover
The Latin Deli – by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Kindred – By Octavia Butler
Girl or woman? I decided to go with both.
The Latin Deli is a lyrical collection of short stories about Puerto Rican families that cover themes and issues that are tragic, uplifting, and universal.
Kindred – an excellent work of sci-fi lite written by a legend in the genre.
Find a Non-YA Book
Half of a Yellow Sun – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Easily one of my favorite books of the 21st century. Ms. Adichie can do no wrong, in my eyes. Purple Hibiscus is the only book of hers I haven’t read!
The moment she announces a new novel, my world will momentarily stop as I experience pure, unbridled joy.
Find a book with stars on its cover
Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide – by Martin J. Rees
Going the literal route and choosing a book with real stars in the cover, not the cute 5-pointed ones.
I’ve read about half of this tome.
Did you know that I love reading about astrophysics and cosmology? It’s a fairly recent development (last couple of years) that I intend to maintain as a life-long interest.
Find a book with golden letters
I Am America (And So Can You!) – by Stephen Colbert
A hilarious book by a brilliant comedian.
It has been empirically proven that if you open the cover of this book, you become 25% more patriotic.
Well, that was a blast! My bookshelves haven’t experienced this much movement and excitement in ages. Thanks for tagging me, Lauren. It was a time-consuming Tag, but you did warn me!
I will only tag 5 people, but as always feel free to tag yourself and join the fun.
Bina @ If You Can Read This
Trang and Lashaan @ Bookidote
Janani @ The Shrinkette
Emily @ Rose Read
Lizze @ Accio Padfoot
Because I want to see what books you own!
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