I was tagged by the wonderful Ravenclaw Book Club! Thanks so much for tagging me in this, it was a lot of fun 😀 It also made me realise that I REALLY need to tidy up my bookshelves 😂
Basically, you have to find a book on your shelves that fits the categories. After some research I found that this tag was originally created by The Library of Sarah, but the video has since been deleted.
We are going to conveniently ignore that I haven’t read like any of these books 🙂 I don’t think we need to write commentary on the books we chose, but I can’t help myself so… This ended up a lot longer than it probably should have been. Sorry 🙈
I haven’t actually read anything Scott Westerfeld’s wrote. The Uglies series has been on my TBR forever though and I really want to read it eventually. This was a spur of the moment buy because I found the concept interesting. If something is about people having powers then I’m a fan.
I actually only own two physical copies of classics, this and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (which I haven’t read), so it’s why I chose Alice. I actually haven’t read Through the Looking Glass yet, but I love Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland so, so, so much. I find the concept of Wonderland so fascinating. This place that on the outside seems so wondrous and magical, but is actually a lot darker and messed up than it appears. I think it’s something that can be applied to so many different situations. I absolutely adore Alice as I character. I definitely relate to her so much and I’m kicking myself for not including her in my Myself in 5 Characters Book Tag. I love the Disney movie, I love the Tim Burton movie, I love the Syfy mini-series. If something is Alice related or a retelling then I’m going to 100% be interested in it.
Find the oldest book on your shelves.
I’m not sure if this means oldest as in owned or oldest as in published, but since I’m using the oldest book I own for something else I’m going with published 😉 I am saddened and ashamed to admit that a lot of my childhood books did not make or survive the insane amount of times I’ve moved house. I was also a careless child who did not value taking care of things so a lot were damaged too. I did find this R.L. Stine book at the back of my bookshelf though! I think I picked it up from a charity store for $1 or 50c like six years ago. It was published in 1986! That’s four years before I was born! I have a few other books from the 90s like cheesy horrors and I even found some Sweet Valley High books, but none of them beat this one! I think I started reading it, but then never finished it – so nothing unusual.
Find a book with a key on its cover.
Yeah, this one is kinda cheating. I had NO books on my shelves with a key. I looked everywhere. So I had to resort to my Goodreads shelf. It’s still technically a shelf, right? Anyway I haven’t read any of Victoria’s books (judge away!), but I really, really want to read all of them. I’ve heard endless good things about everything she’s wrote and the concept of this book seems so interesting. Hopefully I can get to one of them soon!
Find something on your shelves that isn’t a book.
My Scavenger Rey Funko Pop
I honestly feel like Rey is my daughter. She is my kick ass, space scavenger babe. I love her more than words can say. She is so important to me. Rey is my first and only Funko Pop, but I hope to change that! There are so many more that I want. Also, fun fact: until this year I HATED Star Wars, like I despised it. I had never watched or planned to watch a single movie. Then I saw Daisy Ridley and John Boyega all over my Tumblr dashboard and I may have developed a crush on both of them 🙈 so I watched The Force Awakens and then I fell into a Star Wars shaped hole and I don’t plan on ever crawling out of it.
Find a book with an animal on the cover.
Okay so it’s not the main feature, BUT THERE’S A RABBIT OKAY. It’s all I had 😓 So, I haven’t read this book or the first in the series. I did start reading the first book and was really enjoying it. I actually half finished it, but then I just stopped. How surprising! Like I said before if something is an Alice retelling then I’m going to read it. The covers for this series are all so gorgeous and I hope to finish it soon.
Find a book with a girl on its cover.
Okay, so half the books on my shelf could have been used for this, but I LOVE THIS COVER SO MUCH. It’s so beautiful. Another one I haven’t read, but I will get there one day. I absolutely love witches and have ever since I was like 10 and watched Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Unfortunately my linen closest wasn’t a portal to another realm (believe me, I tried!). I’m convinced that I’m secretly a witch. Despite my love for everything witchy I haven’t actually read many books about them? This needs to change, stat.
Find a non-YA book.
I’ve mentioned before that I have a weird fascination with true crime so this is one of the books from my collection! The Black Dahlia Murder is one that’s interested me ever since I heard about it. I haven’t read this, but I’ve read and watched various thing about Hodel’s case against his father. I strongly believed and supported Hodel’s theory – until he also claimed his father was the Zodiac Killer and like every other unknown murderer out there. I still think it’s a possibility, but it’s definitely weakened my belief.
Find a book with stars on its cover.
This book changed my life. I know that sounds so dramatic, but it’s honestly true. Harry Potter is what made me fall in love with reading, like really fall in love with it. It had such an impact on me. It’s also where and why I started my journey online. I owe so much of myself to this series. This edition is from 2001 which I know isn’t the earliest, but it’s the year I found the books and I’m so happy that this is still in my possession. It’s extremely battered and has pages dog-eared everywhere and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I don’t plan on replacing it.
Find a book with golden letters.
It’s kinda hard to see with my poor photagraphy skills, but this has golden letters – I promise! It’s also one of the few hardbacks I own. I found it at a random pop up book discount store. I haven’t read this one either. Oops. I did, once again, start it and then life got in the way and I put it down. I was enjoying it though. I really want to try and get into Adult fiction horror so I think this is where I’ll start! One of my best friends recommend this book to me which is why I bought it and it sounds super interesting and I’ve heard a ton of good things about Joe Hill. I’m excited to pick it back up!
This tag was so much fun!!! It’s actually made me want to do a bookshelf kinda tour. I don’t know though because I’m not the best at taking photos ect. and my bookshelf is mess. This tag can be a bit time consuming though so please feel free to skip it if you don’t want to do it! I think some of you have been tagged already, but just in case!!! I’m tagging a bunch of you because I want to stalk your book collections!!! 😂😂😂
Vivian @ Inked in Pages
Yasaman @ Following Muses
Beth @ Betwixt These Pages
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Kai @ Black Cat Kai
Fadwa @ Word Wonders
Megan @ Pitch Black Sky
Rebecca @ Rebecca Reads
Carrianne @ Cuppa ‘n Critiques!
Jaed @ The Bibliophile Blogs
Luna @ Luni Reads
Giovanna @ Book Coma Blog
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Nazahet @ Read Diverse Books
And anyone else who reads this and wants to do it!