I Spy Book Challenge

I saw this on Cleopatra Loves Books blog and immediately wanted to do it too – after all I love lists as well as books. It’s not as easy as I hoped!

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!)

Links, where they exist, are to my posts on the books.

1. Food

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – a TBR

2. Transportation

Girl on a Train by A J Waines – I haven’t read this yet, although I have read the ‘other’ book The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

3. Weapon

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman – the second book in His Dark Materials trilogy. I loved these books.

4. Animal

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney – my review post is on its way!

5. Number

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, one of my TBRs

6. Something you Read

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


7. Body of Water

The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas Home

8. Product of Fire

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco – another TBR

9. Royalty

The King’s Evil by Edward Marston

10. Architecture

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

11. Item of Clothing

The Boy with No Shoes by William Horwood – one of my TBRS

12. Family Member

Sins of the Fathers by Susan Howatch – a book I read pre-blogging days

13. Time of Day

4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

14. Music

Exit Music by Ian Rankin

15. Paranormal Being

The Ghost by Robert Harris – TBR

16. Occupation

The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

17. Season

Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom

18. Colour

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards

19. Celestial Body

The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman

20. Something that Grows

The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes

Wow all twenty items found quite quickly but it took much than five minutes to compile this post …

How many are on your bookshelf? Consider yourself tagged if you enjoyed this post!