Book Scavenger Hunt

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I saw this scavenger hunt done by Bookworm Book Club and it was really cool, so I decided to do it too!  I tried to find the original poster and as far as I can figure out it was originally created by The Library of Sarah, but her video post has been deleted.

If you read my last Lit Cube Reveal I said I was going to start trying to take “cool” pictures (often refered to as “Bookstagram” pictures)  So this post is also my first attempt at that.  I didn’t try that hard, it was more just a quick dip to see high level what works and what doesn’t.

1. Find an author name or title with a Z in it.


Maze Runner

I ran out of room using my bookshelf traditionally, so some of my stacking gets a little creative

2. Find a classic.

There are at least two classics in my picture for #1.  Can you find them?  Here is another classic I have:


Great Expectations

3. Find a book with a key on it.


Skeleton Key

I cheated a little with this one.  The closest I could find was the word “Key” but no picture.  I added my Pirates of the Caribbean key so technically it has a key on it.

4. Find something on your bookshelf that is not a book.

I have lots of things on my bookshelves that are not books, but here are all my funko pop figurines:


5. Find the oldest book on your shelf.


Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra

Silver Doll

I am not sure which one is actually older.  Egypt’s Queen was published in 1963, but my copy is a third printing from 1964.  (I got it from my Great Grandma)  Silver Doll was published in 1952, but my copy is a re-print.  I couldn’t figure out what year it was printed in. (I got it at a garage sale)

6. Find a book with a girl on it.


The Selection

The Crown

Happily Ever After

I thought these looked cool with the girls on the spines, so I chose all three of them.

7. Find a book that has an animal in it.


The Golden Compass

There are lots of animals in this one!  Also I like using my Funko Pops in the pictures.  I like how it turned out.

8. Find a book with a male protagonist.


Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones is awesome! I even dressed up as him for Halloween once:


9. Find a book with only words on the cover.


Webster’s Dictionary

This was my Mom’s dictionary in college.  It is the 9th edition, I believe the newest edition is the 11th.

10. Find a book with illustrations in it.



This is one of my favorite graphic novels.  Its got really cool illustrations.

11. Find a book with gold lettering.


True Believer

I tried to add all the gold things I could find into the picture.  All I could find is Gold $1 coins and Dr. Strange.

12. Find a diary, true or fictional.


American Diaries: Janey G. Blue

American Diaries: Nell Dunne

I really liked how this picture turned out even though it was super simple.

13. Find a book written by and author with a common name (like Smith).



New Moon


Breaking Dawn

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Both “Stephanie” and “Meyer” are common names.

14. Find a book with a close up of something on it.






The Chronicles of Narnia

These were all next to each other and I couldn’t decide which one to use so I used them all.

15. Find a hardcover book without a jacket.


The Tale of Despereaux 

I think this was my Sister’s book.  I have no idea what happened to the jacket.

16. Find a teal/turquoise colored book.


The Tin Princess

Funny story about this book.  I have no idea where this book came from.  I don’t remember ever having seen it before.  But when I pulled it out because of the color I got really excited because it is the same author that wrote The Golden Compass.  I guess it was super silly of me, but I didn’t realize he had written anything else.

17. Find a book with stars on it.


Disney On Ice Coloring Book

I love to color and I love Disney so I love this book! Also coloring books totally count as books.

18. Find a non YA book.


I bet everyone else does boring old adult books for this one, but I went the opposite way and picked a children’s book.  Also the book has nothing to do with trains, but it was a toy that I had handy for the pic and I didn’t have a train book.

In case you guys were curious, here are pictures of my “Library” where I took all the pictures:


And yes, that is a giant bean bag that is great for reading on!

Let me know if you do this tag! It was a lot of fun, and I discovered some books on my bookshelves that I didn’t even know I had.


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