I Spy Book Tag

April: the clocks have changed and summer is on its way. Goodbye snow, hello sun (hopefully). This month’s tag comes courtesy of Songs Wrote My Story, and it looks super fun (and rather intense given the time limit). With the exception of number 6, for obvious reasons, my list is entirely TBR focused, as I see it as a fun way to analyse the books I want to read in the near future.

Rules: 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!

1. Food
Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green
Featuring a sole banana on a blue background, this cover is simple and eye-catching.

2. Transportation
Never, Never by Brianna R. Shrum
A pirate ship is the mode of transport on this front of this novel (I’m assuming it’s Captain Hook’s given that it is a Peter Pan retelling).

3. Weapon
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
In keeping with previous books in the Throne of Glass series, the third volume has Celaena holding a bow and arrows.

4. Animal
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Dogs. All the dogs.

5. Number
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
I hardly think this one needs any clarification, do you?

6. Something You Read
Our Song by Dani Atkins
The first book I spotted on my shelves that I have read was this contemporary masterpiece.

7. Body of Water
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
This novel is about a mermaid, and the cover is the ocean.

8. Product of Fire
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Fire produces ash. Simple.

9. Royalty
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Entirely self-explanatory.

10. Architecture
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
This novel, the second in the series, features (I’m assuming) the skyline of New York City.

11. Clothing
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
The main character is pictured lying on her bed fully clothed.

12. Family Member
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
What could possibly be cooler than a badass grandmother?

13. Time of Day
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Although not technically a time of day, the night is a period occurring within a calendar day, so I’m counting it.

14. Music
The Haters by Jesse Andrews
This novel highlights a solitary pair of headphones on the cover, which indicates to me that the plot must have something to do with music.

15. Paranormal Being
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The most famous vampire story of all time.

16. Occupation
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
This is almost a double win, right? Almost.

17. Season
Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
With the summer on its way, this was a perfect find among my TBR.

18. Colour
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
One of my favourite colours, this novel has been on my radar for years.

19. Celestial Body
These Broken Stars by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This is potentially my favourite book cover of all time: it is quite simply stunningly beautiful.

20. Something that Grows
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
According to the trusty internet, these are a flowering plant in the sunflower family. Cute.

That was fun! If you find yourself reading this post, consider yourself tagged. I guarantee it’s a whole lot more difficult than you might believe.

N.B. The first seven alone took me five minutes! It was much harder than I’d anticipated. I continued in 5 minute increments and tried to pick up the pace, but the second five minutes provided only five answers, four in the third period, and I completed it eventually within 20 minutes!

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