Easter Egg Hunt

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.)

The Riddle

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!

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 “The” and “A” 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.
  1. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
    • cover color: white with blue details
  2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    • Goodreads average rating: 3.76
  3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
    • trope: a family besieged by tragedy
  4. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
    • page count: ~175 
  5. The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
    • originally published: October
  6. Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
    • last/first letter: L
  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • protagonist: Margaret, called Meg (March/McCaffrey)
  8. 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
  9. 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?

4 thoughts on “Easter Egg Hunt

  1. Ohhh, ilove how this turns out to be a lovely mix of blue books!
    We don’t typically celebrate anything, or nothing too grand anyway. Most we do is a supper (christmas get the open gifts, ofcourse) and that’s it 🤷🏽‍♀️ For easter we get my favorite Pineapple ham, which we get leftover for like a month afterward ahaha — we spend it just us 3; dad’s family is pretty decomposed now, and mother’s are 3hrs away and we lost any family home.. so there’s nowhere for us to go when we do travel there (problematic with 2dogs.. what do we do with them??) AND this year we got gifted covid for easter 😂

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