Today, I’m bringing you a challenge wrapped up in a tag and I’m so excited! Why? Because I love a good challenge and I love tags. So win-win! This one is probably gonna be quite difficult, too, as it relies on my very VERY bad ability to recall things off the top of my head. Like, when someone asks you for a book recommendation and all the books you have ever read are somehow miraculously forgotten.
That’s me, y’all, but I’m still going to attempt to do the Book Blogger Memory Challenge Book Tag! The rules are as follows: You have to answer the prompts without using the internet or looking at your bookshelves. Your answers have to all come from memory! Make sure to link to the person who originally tagged you and, once your done, you can tag five other people if you’d like.
I was tagged by the wonderful Tabitha @ Behind the Pages. You should all go check out her answers and her lovely blog. Maybe give her a follow while you’re over there! This tag was originally created by Laura @ Laura’s Book Reviews. Though the link I found doesn’t seem to work anymore, I still want to give credit where credit is due!
Alright, now let’s jump into the questions and see how I do 😄
Name a book written by an author called Michael
The first book that came to mind was The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan. And you would not believe the mental gymnastics my brain went through to get to this one 😂 It started with me thinking of famous Michaels and ended with this. This is a thriller I won from either Goodreads or Bookish First (I think it’s the latter) and have yet to read because I’m terrible. It sounds interesting and it’s set near where I used to live in Ohio! I really need to pick it up at some point.
Name a book with a dragon on the cover
Oh, this was an easy one: Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne! This book has been all over the bookish community since it was but a twinkle in John Gwynne’s eye and I distinctly remember when this cover was revealed. I took one look at it and knew I was going to read this book. Eventually. But, seriously, how can I resist such an epically cool looking dragon?! And the cover for the second book, though severally lacking in giant, scaled beasts, is just as incredible.
Name a book about a character called George
Look, all I’ve got is Curious George…
I loved these books as a kid. As an adult, reading about George’s antics gives me ✨anxiety✨ I don’t know how the Man in the Yellow Hat takes it! Of course, he shouldn’t have a wild animal in a downtown hotel… but I digress! These are still fun books to read to my youngest.
Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith
Oop… I got nothing for this one 😅 No thoughts, head empty. I’m probably gonna be really mad at myself when I check Goodreads after this, lol. Right now, though, no one is coming to mind.
Name a book set in Australia
Oh! The Thornbirds by Colleen McCollough! I’m fairly certain that is set in Australia.
…I think. Honestly, not 100% on this one, but I’m sticking to my answer! I read this book forever ago so details are definitely evading me.
Name a book with the name of a month in the title
Hmm… let’s go with One Day in December by Josie Silver. This is a romance I got from Book of the Month Club forever ago, yet I still haven’t read it. Because I’m a slaaacccker. And I’m still getting into romances and figuring out what I like. I think I had picked that one just because I didn’t like any of the other choices that month, soooo… not sure if it’ll actually be my cup of tea. I do want to read it eventually, though!
Name a book with a knife on the cover
Another easy one, especially since this is a recent read and I loved it. I’m talking about These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong! The cover prominently features a beautiful dagger/knife. Love the covers of her books, honestly, they are so pleasing to my eye. I really need to get my hands on the sequel to this soon so they can sit prettily on my bookshelf together. Oh… and to read it, of course 😂
Name a book with the word ‘one’ in the title
I actually had multiple books pop into my head for this one, but the first was One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. This is another case of my snagging the book as soon as I could and letting it languish on my shelves afterwards. I haven’t read anything by McQuiston, but I really want to! Time to make that a priority since I do own both of their books. They only have two books, right?
Name a book with a eponymous title
Not gonna lie, had to look that word up. I learned a thing today! The thing that I learned did not help me answer this question. Um… would the dictionary count? It is a dictionary and its title is also “dictionary”, so it’s basically named after itself. I’m saying it counts cause I got nothing else, lol.
Name a book turned into a movie
Me: Oh, easy question! Wait… Brain… what are you doing?
My brain: *burning every title of every book I know that was turned into a movie in a dumpster* Nothing.
Seriously, I blanked for a good five minutes which is just really rude of my brain, if you ask me. But I finally snagged on one it missed: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I loved that movie when it came out, probably because it was during my Brenden Frasier phase. I enjoyed it so much that I had to read the book, which I ended up liking. I should really continue on with that series…