I Spy Book Challenge

I was tagged by the sweet as peaches Meltotheany! And I think the original tag came from Booksandlala on the ol’ Booktube.

How to do this tag: Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes! // Ha, I did not do this in five minutes! But I did think of most of my answers pretty quickly.

This tag is so much fun, especially perusing others’ posts, because #coverlove !!

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1. Food

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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl // Seriously, the song “Eating the Peach” from the movie version of this delightful tale is top tier (food) songs. The whole dang book/movie, I would eat them up, I love them so.

2. Transportation

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson // It’s been ages since I’ve read this book and it’s pretty great if you’re into swashing buckles old-time-y style. I recently bought this edition for myself soooo perhaps a reread in the coming months?? It’s definitely a book dear to my heart because I lovelovelove Treasure Planet, so much that I’ve dedicated a shoulder to tattoos tied into it, which neither would exist without this original classic.

3. Weapon

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The Umbrella Academy: Dallas by Gerard Way // You can pluck this amazing, beautiful, fun, fantastically timey-wimey graphic novel from my flailing dead hands (because I’ll still be singing its praises when I’m six feet under).

4. Animal

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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer // This book is gorgeous and frightening, inside and out. A window into a terribly realistic future.

5. Number

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Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist // I love both versions of the film, have yet to read the book. Bad Cade.

6. Something You Read

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Books of Blood by Clive Barker // I love horror and there are some of the absolute best short stories in these two collections. And he starts it off with a pun, oh my. “Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.” I just, that’s so extra, I love his stuff.

7. Body of Water

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Piratica by Tanith Lee // Lady pirates! Ocean water! Parrots cawcaw! Ahem, this is a Lee book I really really really want to read but have yet to purchase for myself (that’s 80% of her bibliography btw).

8. Product of Fire

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury // These books are on fiiiiiiiiuuuuuhhh!

9. Royalty

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The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine // I remember this being a cute romp of a faerie tale.

10. Architecture

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The Drowned Cities by Pablo Bacigalupi // Highly recommend this dystopian young adult novel set in a war-torn, global warming-flooded future US.

11. Clothing Item

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Sabriel by Garth Nix // Look at that lovely flowy key-patterned tunic!! And my girl can accessorize.

12. Family Member

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Saga by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan // I wouldn’t be lying if I said I love this space fam with all my heart. *Lying Cat nods sagely*

I would be lying if I didn’t say this was the first book that came to mind at the I Spy category “Family Member”:

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12. Time of Day

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff // I have yet to read any Kristoff but this cover is my jam!!!

14. Music

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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby // I love the movie ;;; I should read the book!

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just so y’all know I am 95% what pop culture I consume 5.8% hot gas

15. Paranormal Being

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Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia // One of the best vampire tales I have ever had the pleasure to read. And look at that gorgeous AF cover.

16. Occupation

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Preacher by Garth Ennis // I could not think of a darn thing for this one until I alighted on Preacher and was reminded I still want to watch the show especially because of this delightful and beautiful and too darn cute human:

17. Season

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame // This book just screams spring to me and I can still hear “Hang spring cleaaaaaanING!” delivered so gravelly and nasally and beautifully from my cassette audio tape. Oh, Moley.

18. Color

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt // I’ve only flipped through this memoir but I’ve liked what I’ve read.

19. Celestial Body

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Moonstruck by Grace Ellis // I’m nowhere near done flailing about this freaking cute spoopy graphic novel.

20. Something That Grows

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White Oleander by Janet Fitch // I vastly prefer the movie ?? (and I miss Alison Lohman) but both the book and film are full of complex beautiful loving awe-ful women.

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Tagged! Bentley // Abigail // Michelle // ❤

 

8 thoughts on “I Spy Book Challenge

  1. My heart is so happy! And your picks are so good! Like… I can’t believe I missed some of these on my bookshelves! Hahah! And I hope whatever you’re currently reading is five star worthy! 💕xx

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