I saw this challenge on Avery’s blog and I decided to try it – I figured if I failed too badly, I just wouldn’t post it, so I was the most surprised when I actually managed to complete it!
The challenge: 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!! @BooksAndLala
I went to the My Books page on Goodreads and started scrolling. With the combination of good luck and some creative choices, I actually managed to find one book for each category on the first 3 pages – so I managed to complete the challenge in exactly five minutes. I started at 20:00 and finished at 20:05.
FOOD – TRANSPORTATION – WEAPON – ANIMAL
Sugarplum by Darshana Suresh: I’m not actually sure if “sugarplum” itself is a thing, but sugar and plum are both foods.
Lando: Double or Nothing #1 by Rodney Barnes: Isn’t the Millenium Falcon in the corner the best transportation ever?
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan: Magnus is holding Jack, the sword on this cover (and also, the first book is called the Sword of Summer, so it’s a double win).
Wolf Blood by Darshana Suresh: This one has wolf in the title.
NUMBER – SOMETHING YOU READ – BODY OF WATER – PRODUCT OF FIRE
Seven Years Among Dragons by Lyssa Chiavari: This prompt was actually one of the tough ones and I nearly scrolled past it, even though it has a beautiful cover.
Misfit City #1 by Kirsten Smith: Misfit City has a map on the cover, which is something you read.
Ocean Deep by Darshana Suresh: This one is self-explanatory. Also a pretty cute poem collection about wlw pirates and mermaids.
The Power Plant by Charles W. Harvey: I didn’t enjoy this story much, but it does have smoke on the cover.
ROYALTY – ARCHITECTURE – CLOTHING ITEM – FAMILY MEMBER
The Princess Deception by Nell Stark: Again a self-explanatory one. This one had sports and princesses and it fell a little flat for me, but it’s good for the prompt.
Halfway Home by Barbara Winkes: Another forgettable story, but a house counts as architecture, right?
Into the Mystic, Vol. 3 by NineStar Press: I wasn’t sure how to interpret this, since most book covers with people hopefully have clothes on them, but this one has a very noticeable dress.
Coady and the Creepies by Liz Prince: This graphic novel is about three sisters who are all on the cover.
TIME OF DAY – MUSIC – PARANORMAL BEING – OCCUPATION
A Night At The Mall by M. Hollis: This is a sweet short story for anyone who’s looking for a short, light f/f read.
The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood: There is a guitar in the corner of the cover, and also a story about a girl band in the anthology.
Lucifer’s Fall by A.J. Flowers: This is a prequel short story with an angel on the cover.
The Boss of Her by multiple authors: Shh, being a boss counts as an occupation! Also, they are clearly at a workplace on the cover.
SEASON – COLOR – CELESTIAL BODY – SOMETHING THAT GROWS
The Christmas Curse by Ruby Moone: It’s pretty clearly winter on the cover, and Christmas suggests winter as well.
The White Renegade by Claudie Arseneault: This story was heavier than I expected, and it’s also the only story I have read by this author so far… until I pick up Baker Thief, that is.
Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-speculation edited by Phoebe Wagner: I loved this anthology, and it also put me in contact with a great small publisher, which is a bonus.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang: Poppy is a plant, and it grows. Duh. Also, I love the cover.
I’m going to tag a few people, but no pressure if you don’t want to do it. Check out these people’s latest posts on the links – and also, feel free to do this and link me even if I didn’t tag you!