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How To Fix A Reading Slump | (Unread) Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

It’s been a minute, huh? I’ve crept right back into the reading-slump-hole and have only managed to get through four books this month. Maybe I did try to bite too much and added too much pressure instead of reading the books in my own pace and not making it a chore. (Lesson learnt!) Anyway, for today’s post I wanted to do something fun. What is more fun than chocolate egg hunt? Yes, you guessed it – book scavenger hunt!

I found a booktube tag, originally by The Library of Sarah according to e v e r y o n e, but unfortunately I’m unable to find the original video.

Also, in order to drag myself out of the reading slump and get exited about all the unread books, I decided to hunt only from my TBR shelf. I used some prompts from Sarah’s tag (the first 10), and adjusted a few to make it a bit more “my own” (the last 5).

So, if ye be interested in checkin’ out th’ treasures I collected, keep readin’!

PS! There’s an “easter-egg” giveaway hidden somewhere in this post. 

Find an author’s name or title with a “Z” in it.

I picked The Book Thief, not only because it was an obvious choice, but I really want to read it. It was making it’s rounds in the bookstagram community last year and is a book I wish I had read in 2018.

Find a Classic.

Jane Eyre is my mother’s favourite. Although I haven’t got around to it yet, I hope to add it to my next month’s TBR.

Find the oldest book on your bookshelf.

Paulo Coelho seems to be a bit like marmite. People either love him or hate him. I look forward to letting you guys know which team I belong to.

Find a book with a male protagonist.

I mean…. you know how much I looooove Eddie Flynn!

Find a book with only words on it.

One of my closest friends loves Jodi’s books. A bit ashamed to admit I have not yet read any by her. This will be fixed with Small Great Things very, very soon.

Find a book with gold lettering.

I am a true crime junkie. Even though I prefer to watch documentaries, I want to get more involved with true crime books. .This is the only one by J. Grisham.

Find a book written by someone with a common name.

There are two John’s in my team of five, so pretty common! Also, I absolutely loved the movie and cannot wait to read this.

Find a book with a close up on it.

Again, purchased because I loved the movie. And before you all go to sleep – go check out my giveaway post on Instagram to enter!

Find a non-YA book.

I cannot wait to make time to read this. It’s a shame I can’t read all the books at once!

Find a teal or turquoise book.

Umm…. this is the closest I could find!

Find a book with computers on the cover.

My older brother was barely 5 months old when the tragedy struck. The effects still impacting so many families, nearly 33 years on. Again, cannot wait to read this.

Find a book with an envelope on it.

Oops, I forgot to take a photo of it, so it’s a little different to others!


Find a book with a doll on the cover.

A classic music box doll – the music is so creepy! Completely ruined by all the horror films I watched when I was younger. A fun fact – that’s the reason I dislike Ice-Cream Vans!

Find a book written by two authors.

Firstly, I must apologise to the authors. It was sent to me for an honest review and I am yet to start with it.. The Girls Are Gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching and the adults who consipired to keep the truth hidden.

Find a book with fire on it.


Oh I be so excited t’ read th’ wee forgotten treasures I picked up fer today’s post. Make sure ye go check out me instagram t’ board th’ giveaway!

Oh, and you’re it!

Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover
An Ocean Glimmer
The Tattooed Book Geek
‘n anyone who wants t’ do th’ tag.

For those who want to do the original tag, here are the prompts:

• Find an author’s name or title with the letter Z in it
• Find a classic
• Find a book with a key on it
• Find something on your bookshelf that’s not a book
• Find the oldest book on your shelf
• Find a book with a girl on the cover
• Find a book that has an animal in it
• Find a book with a male protagonist
• Find a book with only words on it
• Find a book with illustrations in it
• Find a book with gold lettering
• Find a diary (true or fictional)
• Find a book written by someone with a common name (like Smith)
• Find a book that has a closeup of something on it
• Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period
• Find a hardcover book without a jacket
• Find a teal/turquoise colored book
• Find a book with stars on it
• Find a non-YA book

If you’re struggling with a reading slump, let me know if the scavenger hunt helped you? Are there any books above that you would like to read?

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