I Spy Book Challenge

I’ve been wanting to do this tag for ages, since I love the I Spy game, and this one is about books, yay! I’ve been waiting for ages for someone to tag me, and then two lovely girls tagged me in the same day! Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie, and Abbie @ The Fuzzy Bookworm are the amazing bloggers who tagged me, and you should go and pay them a visit, since their blogs are amaaazing!

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!*

*Of course I didn’t do it in five minutes, I wonder if anyone actually did that? Is it by sorcery?

1. Food


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Wow, it took me ages to remember a book with food in the title, and none of my covers feature anything edible. Chocolate counts as food if you ask me, and one of the best ones there is.

2. Transportation


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated edition) by J.K. Rowling

All three illustrated HPs I own have a vehicle on them, but I chose this one because of the blue ford anglia. ❤

3. Weapon


Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Okay, so technically, Thor’s hammer is a weapon. I was amazed that, as a huge fantasy lover, I don’t have any books with swords on them eh, but the hammer will do.

4. Animal


Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

There aren’t any real wolves in this novel, it’s in fact a coming of age contemporary YA, so not my usual reading material, but as I’ve mentioned before, I love this novel so much, because of it’s quirkiness and sadness, and all the important matters it touches in a single story.

5. Number


The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Undoubtedly the best book I’ve read so far this year, Evelyn Hardcastle is a magnificent puzzle I recommend to all mystery lovers. You can read my review here.

6. Something you (can) read


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I’ve noticed that some bloggers have answered this prompt with a book they’ve read, but others took this as something you can read, like a book, manuscript, magazine, etc., and the latter had more sense to me in a challenge like this, so obviously I chose The Book Thief, a novel I love very much, and I added the (can), so you can ignore that if you want.

7. Body of water


Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

This one was hard too, as none of my covers feature water, not the ones I’ve read at least, so I managed to pluck this one out from my goodreads read list.

8. Product of fire


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Hmm, there’s no fire, smoke or ash on my covers either, so I had to go with another HP hehe, they’re always useful. 🙂

9. Royalty


A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

The second novel in The Song of Ice and Fire series seemed like a perfect fit for this prompt, what with the crown and the kings.

10. Architecture


Slade House by David Mitchell

I have many buildings and bridges and stuff on my covers, but I love this one best, and I had to put the Serbian edition of it, which I actually own, as it’s the only one showing the actual house.

11. Clothing Item


Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Does a boot count? I mean, all people on my covers are clothed (thank god), but it seemed too easy, and none of my titles say “The dress I wore that summer in Paris” and such, as I don’t read that kind of books, so a witch’s boot is my choice. It could have been a helmet, but that’s armor.

12. Family Member


We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I’m still under the impression of this creepy little book (review coming soon), so I had to use it, as the front depicts two (creepy) sisters.

13. Time of day


The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

This one was an easy choice, as it was the only one I could find haha, and coincidentally, it’s the first review I’ve ever written on my blog, you can read it here.

14. Music


Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

I had to use a Pratchett, duh! This isn’t one of my favorites in the series, but it’s the one where Death discovers music, and it’s the Music With Rocks In.

15. Paranormal being


Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

You’d think that as a huge fan of all things paranormal I’d have countless books with vampires and ghosts on it, but this is the only one. I didn’t count dragons, as they’re mythical beings, and I don’t think witches would fit either. 🤔

16. Occupation


The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Not many occupations on my shelves either, unless you count weird ones like this haha. My review of this novel can be read here.

17. Season



Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

You knew I was going to use an Outlander novel hahaha, but seriously this is the only one I have that concerns a season.

18. Color


Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

I had numerous choices here, but I decided to include Mags the queen. Blue is actually a name here, but it’s also a color, sooo.

19. Celestial body


West of the Moon by Margi Preus

No suns and planets on my covers, only full moons, and one of them is on the book I love very, very much. ❤️‍

20. Something that grows


Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

I’m not that rich on plants either, but my favorite graphic novel of all time has woods both on the cover and in the title, and woods are composed of trees…that grow. If you’re looking for scary stories with gorgeous and grotesque illustrations, this is the one for you.


This was…fun? I spent several hours browsing through my library and my GR list, and the latter was boring, but I do like the end result. 😊

Hey Kara, Amalia, Gerry, Cat, María, Ignited Moth lady, wanna do it? Anyone else? Feel free to do it, it takes time but it’s fun! 🙂


20 thoughts on “I Spy Book Challenge

  1. Ooh, thank you for the tag! ❤ Looks like fun. 😀
    I was really excited to see you mentioned (and had a review) for The Plastic Magician. I went on a mini shopping spree on my kindle earlier today and saw The Paper Magician listed on sale so I decided to give it a go and bought it. Not sure when I'll wind up actually reading it, but it sounded interesting. 🙂

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  2. Yay 🙂 Loved your books!
    You just reminded me of the paper magician series! I read the first book maybe two years ago. It was pretty cool! Love her writing style and the idea of paper magic was really interesting. One of those series i’m going to continue.

    Through the woods has an adorable cover ❤

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