[Bookending Spring] Easter Egg Hunt

Hello and welcome to the first of three Bookending Spring prompts hosted right here at Nine Tale Vixen! If you’re new to Bookending Events, they’re quarterly (seasonal) events aiming to bring the book blogging community closer together; this spring, the optional theme is organization and cleaning.

If you’re new to my blog β€” hi, I’m Isabelle and it’s nice to meet you! If you’re a returner β€” welcome back, friend!

I know technically Easter was yesterday, but I’ve been wanting to make a digital scavenger hunt for ages so I absolutely had to jump on the opportunity when it presented itself. And since most of us are staying indoors these days, hopefully it’ll be a fun little bright spot in your week.

Find suitable titles, take creative pictures, answer riddles, and more to complete this digital scavenger hunt! (It’s not a race and there’s no time limit, so just have fun.)

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organized by Sam & Clo!
Today’s prompt, “Easter Egg Hunt,” is hosted by yours truly β€” if you do this prompt, don’t forget to link back to this post!

The Riddle

To kick off your quest, please go and find
A special book that makes your heart
Skip a beat β€” A book to (re)read soon,
A book you could read all afternoon.
Got one in mind? Good, let’s start!


The Clues

  1. Start with a book which could match the riddle above.
  2. Find a book whose cover is the same color as #1.
    Bonus: Take a photo of the two together.
  3. Find a book with about the same average Goodreads rating as #2.
  4. Find a book that uses the same/a similar trope to #3.
    (If you haven’t read them both, you can guess from the synopses.)
  5. Find a book with about the same number of pages as #4.
  6. Find a book that was published in the same month as #5.
    Bonus: Find one published in the same month of the same year.
  7. Find a book whose title starts with the last letter of #6’s title.  (Ignore β€œThe” and β€œA” if you so choose.)
  8. Find a book with a character who shares a name with a protagonist or author of #7.
  9. Bonus Round: Pull a random book from your collection (digital or physical) and find at least one similarity it has to #8.

My Collected “Eggs”

For an extra challenge, I restricted myself to books I love β€” meaning a rating of 4.5 or 5 stars β€” with the caveat that I couldn’t use each author more than once. (I didn’t realize until after the fact that I had included both Green brothers, but they’re both great people who wrote great books, so I’m not at all sorry.)

  1. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
    • black cover with yellow/bronze/gold accents
  2. How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
    • Goodreads average rating ~4.3
  3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • story is being told by main character to someone else for posterity
  4. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
    • book length ~350 pages
  5. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
    • [reprint] published September 22, 2009
  6. Paper Towns by John Green
    • last letter / first letter = S
  7. Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
    • love interest named Levi
  8. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    • title is single compound word
    • contemporary novel with strong sense of setting and community
  9. Beartown by Fredrik Backman


  • HINT: The sort feature on Goodreads is particularly helpful in finding books with matching details, especially if you’re drawing from your own shelves!
  • The formatting of this post is up to you!
    • Make a numbered list of titles, or
    • take a photo of them stacked in order, or
    • collage images of the covers, or
    • whatever strikes your fancy.
  • If you find a particular prompt to be impossible, you can
    • try a different book for the previous prompt, or
    • modify/skip the difficult prompt.
  • And feel free to adapt the post as you wish!
    • Make it more challenging by only using books on your TBR, or
    • make it easier by allowing yourself to Google/crowdsource the answers.

Basically, do what you want β€” I won’t judge πŸ˜‰

Happy hunting!

  • Have you ever participated in an IRL Easter egg hunt or scavenger hunt?
  • Have you ever searched for Easter eggs in media (ex: Marvel films)?
  • If you participate – which of these prompts was the hardest? The most fun?

If you do this prompt, don’t forget to link back to this post!


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