Wednesday, April 4, 2018

I Spy Book Challenge

I found this on Joseph @ The Once Lost Wanderer. But the original version is believed to be BooksandLala’s. It looks fun, so... let’s play!

The rules:
Find a book on your bookshelves 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! (or longer if you have way too many books on way too many overcrowded shelves!)

And here are the books. For books I have read and reviewed, follow the link to read my posts. The books come from my bookshelves, physical and virtuall ones. 😁

1. Food
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 
by Mary Ann Shaffer

2. Transportation
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

3. Weapon
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

4. Animal

5. Number 
Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas

6. Something You Read 
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

7. Body of Water
Walden by Henry David Thoreau

8. Product of Fire
The Flames of Rome by Paul L. Maier
(review in Bahasa Indonesia)

9. Royalty
Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

10. Architecture
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
(review in Bahasa Indonesia)

11. Item of Clothing 
The Ladies’ Paradise by Émile Zola

12. Family Member 
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

13. Time of Day
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

14. Music 
Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

15. Paranormal Being
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

16. Occupation 
Rouge Lawyer by John Grisham

17. Season
The Rainmaker by John Grisham
I live in a tropical country (Indonesia), where we only have two seasons in a year: dry and rainy (monsoon) seasons.

18. Color
The Black Tulip by Alecandre Dumas

19. Celestial Body 
Test of Magnitude by Andy Kasch
I was offered the e-book by the writer, to be read and reviewed years ago, but somehow I couldn't find the right mood to do it (and now I shamelessly use it for this challenge 🙈). Very sorry, Andy! I wish you have the best writing career!

20. Something That Grows 
Germinal by Émile Zola
ger·mi·nal [jərmənl]
relating to or of the nature of a germ cell or embryo.
* in the earliest stage of development.
* providing material for future development.

If you read this challenge and want to do it, consider yourself tagged.


  1. Delighted to see you managed to put a couple of Zola's into your list. I will do this tag some point :-)

    1. Of course! Zola is always on my mind, haha..
      Looking forward to your post, then.. :)

  2. This is a really neat and fun idea. It does seem like a lot of books to commit oneself to. Of course they are books that one has lying around anyway.

    I look forward to your upcoming commentary on these works. Happy reading!

    1. Actually I have read most of them, only missing no. 1,7,19.
      Some I have reviewed (you can follow the link to the posts), but some I did not, which I regret now. But it gives me a good reason to reread them someday, and finally give them proper reviews.

  3. Hmm, this one looks like a little challenge. Maybe I'll try it this weekend. May husband is leaving for Hong Kong on Friday, so it will be a loooong weekend. I'll have some time on my hands.

    Good one, for Paranormal Being. That one would stump me.

    1. It was fun, indeed, Ruth! I'm very excited to see yours.

      Actually Paranormal Being is not that tough. Phantom instantly popped up in my head. The hardest one was Celestial Body, because I'm no fan of sci-fi. Luckily I remembered the e-book given by the author years ago, otherwise I would have forgotten him completely, haha...

      Happy looong weekend! and hopefully you'll enjoy it with some good readings (and a little fun challenge!)... ;)

  4. Very nice. I wouldn't have figured out "rainy" as a season, but yes, that makes sense. :) Thanks for playing along. Something about this challenge was a bit out of the ordinary...and I guess I wasn't alone in thinking that. Cheers.

    1. And I still can't imagine how you guys handle four different seasons in a year! :))

      Yes, a bit out of the ordinary. I wouldn't have related celestial body with my readings. But maybe the creator is an "omnivore reader". It makes sense that she put those variable categories. But that has made this challenge more challenging and fun!


What do you think?