bookshelf scavenger hunt

May 23, 2018

one. a book whose title begins with the letter n: now write! fiction writing exercises from today's best writers and teachers edited by sherry ellis.
two. whose cover is mostly brown: the catholic prayer book compiled by msgr. michael buckley. (my cover is brown.)
three. based on a true story: it's been a good life, dad: my son's struggle with cystic fibrosis by jerry e. hendon.
four. whose story is told in multiple perspectives: wonder by r.j. palacio.
five. read last year: caraval by stephanie garber.
six. most recently purchased: tell me three things by julie buxbaum.
seven. whose cover you find unlikable: beyond shyness by jonathan berent.
eight. that is a retelling of a story: the once and future king by t.h. white.
nine. that is also a film: the help by kathryn stockett.
ten. that was published this year: killers of the flower moon: the osage murders and the birth of the fbi by david grann.
eleven. that is nonfiction: skinny bitch: a no-nonsense, tough love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous by rory freedman and kim barnouin.
twelve. that you have recommended to others: the language of flowers by vanessa diffenbaugh. (SERIOUSLY! READ. THIS. BOOK!!! it's AMAZING!!!
thirteen. that has a tree on its cover: the book thief by markus zusack. (there's a tree on mine.)
fourteen. whose author's name (first, middle or last) is the same as yours: come to the garden by jennifer wilder morgan.
fifteen. that you have read more than once: the fault in our stars by john green.
sixteen. that you didn't finish: the noticer: sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective by andy andrews.
seventeen. with a character who is a king: inspire bible nlt: the bible for creative journaling published by christian art publishers.
eighteen. whose cover beneath the dust jacket (the bookboard) is purple: it wasn't always like this by joy preble.
nineteen. that you will read by the end of the year: the one-hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by jonas jonasson.

i snagged this idea from beverly at confuzzledom. what books on your shelves can you find to suit the categories?


  1. I'm doing a lot less keeping after reading than I used to, but I got slightly more than half.

    1. New York, 1960 - Barry Gifford
    2. Dream Lover - Jane Futcher
    3. City of Love and Ashes - Yusuf Idris
    7. The Great Philadelphia Fan Book - Glen Macnow, Anthony Gargano
    9. The Cincinnati Kid - Richard Jessup
    11. Rod - Rod Stewart
    12. Poet Robot - E.I. Wong
    13. Brooklyn Follies - Paul Auster
    14. San Diego Noir - Mary Elizabeth Hart, editor
    17. Elvissey - Jack Womack (Bwahahahaha)
    19. Checkpoint - Nicholson Baker

  2. Love the fault in our stars. Hope you are doing well.