Hello everyone! I am Ashleigh, and today I
am going to be doing the bookshelf scavenger hunt challenge. Now I have seen this challenge
around everywhere. I absolutely love watching people do this challenge. But because I’ve
seen so many of them, while I watch the video, I sort of look at my own shelves and see which
books I would choose for each challenge. So if I had the original questions, it wouldn’t
really be that entertaining watching me do it, because I know exactly which books I’d
choose. So I have edited this challenge slightly, and I got you guys – or the people over o
Twitter – to send me challenges of books to find. And boy did you not let me down because
we have one and a half pages worth of challenges here. And I’m so excited to do them. I’ll
leave the latest video that I watched of this challenge down below so that you can see the
original questions if you want to. Oh and just to let you know, I have this bookcase
behind me, another bookcase at the other side of the room, and three shelves over on that
side that you can’t see. So it won’t all be off this shelf, I might be around the room
as well. But for now, let’s get into the video. So the first challenge I have is an author
whose initials begin with the same letter. OK. I’ve chosen The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, because both her names begin with S. This
is one of my favourite series. I reread it recently in March so you’ve probably heard
about me talk this and the next two books quite a lot so I’ll not go into it too much,
but it’s about a world where clairvoyants exist, but being a clairvoyant in London is
illegal. And Paige Mahoney, the main character, has to deal with that. So…yes, I would highly
recommend this book. Number two is a book spine the same colour
as your top. Hmm. I don’t know if burgundy is a thing. Let’s have a gander.
So the book that I’ve chosen that is the same colour as my top is A Storm of Swords Part
2: Blood and Gold by George R R Martin. This is the…one two three fourth book in the
A Song of Ice and Fire series – at least, in these editions because some of them are
split into two. But yes, this is the closest I could find. I think it’s a pretty close
match. Now I need a title with only five words.
One two three nope. One two three four five six nope. One two three nope. One two three
nope. One two three nope. They’re all three. One two three four five six nope. One two
three four five. A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab or V.E. Schwab. Again this
is a series that I absolutely love. It’s about parallel Londons that all have a different
strength of magic, and there are magicians that can travel between these different Londons.
And a whole lot of crap goes down. As I’m filming this I’m currently reading the last
one and ooh. I am loving it. A book title with a name in it. I have quite a few I could have chosen for this but I’m going with Jane Eyre by Charlotte
Bronte, because this is about a woman called Jane Eyre. In case you didn’t know. And I
basically just wanted to show off the pretty cover because…it’s gorgeous. This is probably
the first book that I studied that I didn’t end up hating so.
A cover with all the primary colours on it. So that’s red blue and yellow. I thought for
a moment then I forgot what the primary colours were, wow.
I can’t seem to find one. Oh no. Probably because all the primary colours together look
vile. In my humble opinion. This is the closest I could fine, which is
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. I read this years ago. It about two people
who befriend a girl with cancer, and it’s just a story of friendship. But you have the
blue, you have the red. Unfortunately this isn’t yellow but it does have yellow on it.
If you can see the little bits of yellow. There’s more on the back so I’m saying it
counts. A cover with a cityscape on it. Why was my
first instinct – I was going to go and find Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I don’t
own that book. Or Lady Midnight. I think it’s just because everybody on Twitter is complaining
about the cover because, I mean, it is a bit weird isn’t it? But I don’t own that book.
And I don’t even like Cassandra Clare books anymore. So I don’t know why my first thought
jumped to that. I’m going with the entire Anna and the French
Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins. I don’t normally like cutesy stories but this is actually…probably
my favourite contemporary. Oscar stop eating things off the floor. But yes this is my favourite
contemporary series. It’s one of the very few that is so cringe I love it. But more
importantly. On the front cover we have the Eiffel Tower and Paris. I think that’s the
Golden Gate bridge. I am really crappy at Geography and I can’t remember where these
are set. So that’s another city. And also a cityscape on the back of that one too.
A book about an animal. I don’t get books about animals because they always end up dying
or hurt or something and I just cry. I’m going with Fantastic Beasts and Where
To Find Them…because it’s about many animals. This is the screenplay version and might not
count because technically it’s about more humans than animals, but if you don’t think
this one counts, this one definitely does because it’s a textbook literally telling
you all about animals. It’s not about one animal, it’s about many. And none of them
are real. But shh. A book with an animal on the cover. Wow you
guys are really into animals. Erm. *laughs* Oscar what’re you warbling at? I need an animal.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. This is about a parallel universe where Hitler won the war.
And there’s a motorcycle competition where the winner gets to meet Hitler, and shake
hands with him and everything. The main character wants to enter this competition, win the race,
meet Hitler, and assassinate him. So…I would highly recommend this book. I still need to
read the second one, but I did love this one and I’m hoping to get to the second one soon.
But as you can see, there is a wolf silhouette on it.
A book with a rainbow. Oh no. Now you’d think that rainbows would be on like contemporary
books and I don’t have that many of them. So…
I’m going to um…cheat with this one. Because Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. There’s a rainbow
on it. Rainbow Rowell, right there. Right there. I know it’s not a technical rainbow.
It’s not the image, but it has a rainbow on it.So I’m counting it.
A cover with a complete per – per – bleurgh – bleurgh OK. A cover with a complete person
on it. Why are faces such a big deal? So I’m going
to go with Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman because the main character is very
obviously seen on the front running away. This is actually historical fiction and it’s
about Hitler’s niece, how she has always idolised him because he’s her uncle, and then she starts
realising just who he is and what he does. So I would highly recommend this one. I do
really like it. I’m really wanting to get my hands on the second book, but I can’t do
that yet. Now I need a cover with someone who looks
like you. Oh no. Whenever I can, I avoid getting book covers with faces on because I don’t
like them. So how am I meant to find someone that looks like me? Ohhh.
For this one I’m going to go with The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich. I know I don’t really
look like her right now but I did actually recreate this cover and people were saying
that I always remind them of it now. So I’m going to leave a link to the tweet where I
show those pictures down below if you want to check that out. And yeah, this is the closest
you’re going to get to finding a book cover that looks like me.
The next one is a purple cover. Should be easy enough.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This is the first book in the Grisha trilogy. And
it’s a very good series. While this isn’t one of my favourite series, the companion
series to this – Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom – that, I absolutely adore. Along
with everybody else. Well, I’ve not read Crooked Kingdom yet, but I love Six of Crows, so.
A book by someone with your initials. My initials are AW. So. No one’s coming to mind off the
top of my head. Nope. No. Nope. You were so close Oscar Wilde,
why. Apparently I don’t own a book by anyone with
the same initials as me. Well. A cover with a blue bird on it. I have quite
a few with birds on, but I don’t know if I’ve got an blue ones.
I’ve found one! The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. As you can see it’s got a blue and white theme,
and I’m probably shinging that right in your faces from the reflection. But there is a
little blue bird on it. Yay. Actually there’s quite a few blue birds on it. I honestly didn’t
think I was going to find that one so I am well surprised.
This is the last book in the Raven Cycle series and I’m sure you’ve all heard of it because
when it was coming out there was so much hype. But yes, I give you The Raven King, with all
the blue birds on it. A book with a total page number with at least
two of the same digits. Nope. Nope. Wahay! I’m going with this edition
of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which has 626 pages. This is one of my all time
favourite books, as I’m sure you know because I’ve mentioned it so many times on this channel
already. It’s about a magical circus which only appears at night. There’s no warnings.
It’s great. Apparently it’s always got my back, because here I was thinking this challenge
was going to be impossible. A one word title.
So for this one, I’m going for Cress by Marissa Meyer. This is the third book in the Lunar
Chronicles trilogy, which is a series of fairytale retellings but mixed with SciFi. I don’t normally
like SciFi but I do really enjoy this series. I could have gone for any of the books in
this series because there’s Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter. But this is my favourite
in the series so I decided to pick it up. A cover with a boy on it.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. I’ve not read this one so I’m
not going to be good at explaining what it’s about. But it has who I presume is Harry August
on it. Does it count though because half his face is missing. I mean, if it doesn’t count
you can just have all the entire Harry Potter series.
A title beginning with “the”. Oh come on. The Book Thief. The Song of Achilles. The Hate U Give. The Assassin’s Blade. The Wrath
and the Dawn. Need I go one? A cover with no pictures, just text.
I don’t think I have any that are just text. Aha! Oh, god, nearly fell over. The Call of
Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft in this pocket penguin edition. Which is really cute and small. This
is a collection of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft that are all horror related. But…I have
been halfway through this book for a good year or so now. Whoops.
A book with four or more colours on the spine. That might actually be a problem guys.
So I didn’t want to use one from the same series that I’ve already used, but I’m going
to have to go with The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. Because the spines I have only
tend to have around three colours on. But this has red for the author’s name, white,
blue, black, orange and pink. And underrated fantasy.
That might actually be the hardest one because I’m pretty sure all – like pretty much every
single book I read is hyped. Which is kind of bad. But…I umm ehhh I don’t know. So
this isn’t really underrated because there was so much hype for it when it came out,
but nobody talks about it anymore, and it kind of makes me a bit sad that. Uprooted
by Naomi Novik. This is about a village that has this magician keeping guard over them
sort of, to keep this magical woodland back that just poisons people. And in exchange
for that, he takes one of the women from the village every ten years and just sort of keeps
them for ten years. I ended up really loving this book, I didn’t expect to because it was
off to quite a slow start. But I did end up really loving it.
Your last read. That was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher,
because I reread it for last week’s video. If you haven’t seen that then I’ll leave a
little card thing up here but…yeah, I have thoughts.
A book with an unusual/uncommon word in the title. For this one I’m going with A Thousand
Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, ust because of the word splendid. You don’t often hear
that. Splendid! Ohh that’s a good word to say. Splendid. Splendid. This is a great book.
It’s a hard one to read, like it’s not a happy story at all, but if you can read it then
I would recommend. It’s just…splendid. I might try and weave that into my every day
vocabulary and see if anybody notices. We’re nearly there guys we’re nearly done.
A book with paper thin pages. If only ACOWAR was out right now because everybody
is ranting about how thin the pages must be. Ohh. Instead I am going for Outlander by Diana
Gabaldon, which is a historical fiction crossed with a tiny it of fantasy. And I’m only choosing
this because this is nearly 900 pages long…this is 600 pages long I think.
And finally, we have a book with a color in it’s title.
What’s the matter? Here’s Oscar, because we haven’t seen him
in a while. Are you going to smile? So I’m going to have to go with Red Queen
by Victoria Aveyard, which I wish I didn’t, because I didn’t even finish this book. I
didn’t like it. Read it in January – or I read half of it in January – but…yeah.
So that was the bookshelf scavenger hunt. I really enjoyed doing that, thank you for
sending me the challenges. I actually found that harder than I anticipated. If you’ve
read any of the ones and you like want to shout about them, then please do in the comments,
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Though be wary of spoilers because I’ve not read them
all, and neither have the people in the comments. So be wary of that. As always I’ll leave the
links to my blog and social media down in the description box. If you have any suggestions
of videos you want to see me do then do let me know. I am very open to suggestions. And
yeah. I hope you’re having a lovely day, and I shall see you next time with a new video.