Hey hi, happy Easter Monday (if you celebrate) or just Monday (if you don’t)!
While going back through my blog archives for [secrets redacted 🤫], I found this tag I created for Bookending Spring two years ago and thought it might be fun and timely to revive. There are no small children in my life so I haven’t gone Easter egg hunting in a very long time; I kind of miss it.
(Somewhat obvious caveat, if you’ve read a few of my tag posts: I’m not allowed to reuse the same books from when I originally wrote and completed the tag. I also managed to fill all the prompts with only 5-star reads, plus a bonus challenge that you’ll probably guess as soon as you see the gallery of cover images.)
To kick off your quest, please go and find
A special book that makes your heart
Skip a beat — A book to (re)read soon,
A book you could read all afternoon.
Got one in mind? Good, let’s start!
- Start with a book which could match the riddle above.
- Find a book whose cover is the same color as #1.
Bonus: Take a photo of the two together.
- Find a book with about the same average Goodreads rating as #2.
- 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.)
- Find a book with about the same number of pages as #4.
- Find a book that was published in the same month as #5.
Bonus: Find one published in the same month of the same year.
- Find a book whose title starts with the last letter of #6’s title. (Ignore “The” and “A” if you so choose.)
- Find a book with a character who shares a name with a protagonist or author of #7.
- Bonus Round: Pull a random book from your collection (digital or physical) and find at least one similarity it has to #8.
- In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
- cover color: white with blue details
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- Goodreads average rating: 3.76
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- trope: a family besieged by tragedy
- The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
- page count: ~175
- The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
- originally published: October
- Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
- last/first letter: L
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- protagonist: Margaret, called Meg (March/McCaffrey)
- The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
- main character is a twin (Apollo & Artemis/Blue & Iris)
- featuring absentee parents + found family
- upper Middle Grade/lower Young Adult audience
- After Iris by Natasha Farrant
- Do you celebrate Easter?
- If yes, what traditions do you have?
- If not, are there any Easter traditions you’re interested in?
- When was the last time (if ever) you participated in an Easter egg hunt or scavenger hunt?