Do I Have that Book? Challenge (Tiggity Tag Friday)

Hello! Welcome!

It’s another Friday, which does mean another Book Challenge! This week I’ve stolen the challenge right from beneath Jessethereader’s feet! (He stole it from Keeping Tabs, if you want to check her out!)

Now, what’s the aim of the game?

Okay, it’s basically like a book scavenger hunt. What can I say? I like these ones! There will be a certain type of book I need to find on the shelf. Last time I timed myself, this time, I’m just gonna chillax a little bit. I might pick two or three books for some questions, but we’ll see how I’m feeling as I play 😜

Let’s get to it!

THE TAG!

1. Do you have a book with Deckled Edges?

I was going to say no to this one, but ALAS! I found one!

Lemony Snicket’s, A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Have I tried reading it yet? Yes.
Did I finish it? No. I only got a few pages in before I got distracted by a different book. I do plan on getting back to it though!
When did you purchase it? Probably two years ago? Somewhere in the midst of 2017.

Dear Reader,
I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.
In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.
It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket.


2. Do you have a book with three people on the cover?

IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO FIND IT! But yes, yes I do.

It’s A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

Have I tried reading it yet? Yes.
Did I finish it? No, I found it to not really be my thing. I probably won’t get around to reading it, if I’m going to be honest. I cover is pretty though! (Especially since there’s THREE (tiny) people on the front!
When did you purchase it? Last year, not too long before the movie was released.

It was a dark and stormy night.
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.


3. Do you have a book based on another fictional story?

A ton! I don’t even have to scour my shelf for this one!

There’s Marissa Meyer’s Cinder which is a retelling of Cinderella (the others in the series are based off of fairy tales as well. Scarlet = Little Red Riding Hood. Cress = Rapunzel. Winter = Sleeping Beauty. )

Have I tried reading it yet? Yep!
Did I finish it? Yep! I finished the entire series!! (So good! Read them!)
When did you purchase it? FOREVER AGO! Before the release of Winter, which was in 2015.

A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen – and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth’s future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget

And Sarah J Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses which is based off Beauty and the Beast. (It’s also based off the story of an elf named Tam Lin!)

Have I tried reading it yet? Of course!
Did I finish it? Duh! She’s my favourite author! 😍
When did you purchase it? Oh, goodness. I’ve owned them forever! Long before I ever read them though. Probably around 2015/2016.

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever. 


4: Do you have a book with a title that’s exactly 10 letters long?

Ooh! Counting! Fun! (I’m certain there will be a bucket load for this one!)

First on the list, Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones.

Have I tried reading it yet? Not yet. I’m getting to it! Get off my back! 😂
When did you purchase it? Uhmm… Probably just over a year ago? (my bad)

All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind and spirit and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesel can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds–and the mysterious man who rules it–she soon faces an impossible decision. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
Dark, romantic, and powerful, Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.

Another contender! Out of Heart by Irfan Master.

Have I tried reading it yet? I have.
Did I finish it? No… And I’m not sure if I’ll get back to it or not?
When did you purchase it? I didn’t! A friend gave it to me about two years ago.

Donating your heart is the most precious gift of all.
Adam is a teenage boy who lives with his mum and younger sister. His dad has left them although lives close by. His sister no longer speaks. His mum works two jobs. Adam feels the weight of the world upon his shoulders.
Then his grandfather dies and in doing so he donates a very precious gift – his heart. 
William is the recipient of Adam’s grandfather’s heart. He has no family and feels rootless and alone. In fact, he feels no particular reason to live. And then he meets Adam’s family. 
William has received much, but it appears that he has much to offer Adam and his family too.
A powerful tale of love and strength in adversity.


5: Do you have a book with a title that starts with the same letter it ends with?

Oh! Fun! (Aren’t you having fun?!)

I decided to pick Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Have I tried reading it yet? Yep!
Did I finish it? I sure did!
When did you purchase it? Probably, like, four or five years ago? Definitely around 2014.

A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life. 


6: Do you have a mass market paperback?

I sure do! I have a few of them actually! But my choice is going to be with my edition of Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.

Have I tried reading it yet? Yep!
Did I finish it? I sure did!
When did you purchase it? Oh, goodness. I think I got it around 2013/2014?

An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life–until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. 
But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. 
Dear John, the letter read… and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love—and face the hardest decision of his life.


7: Do you have a book by an author using a pen name?

I had to do some research for this one 😅

But my answer is Robin Hobb. I currently own Fool’s Assassin by this wonderful author.

Have I tried reading it yet? Not yet! 😄
When did you purchase it? A few months back, my Mum gifted it to me. (She’s the absolute best.)

Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.
But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more…
On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.
Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger?
Suddenly Fitz’s violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe. 


8: Do you have a book with the character’s name in the title?

Okay, well, this one is easy. I could go with Harry Potter, but I’m not! I’m going to pick Rick Riordan’s, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief.

Have I tried reading it yet? Not just yet.
When did you purchase it? Forever ago! Definitely after 2012 but not sooner than 2015.

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. 


9: Do you have a book that has two maps in it?

I

DO

NOT.

😭


10: Do you have a book that was turned into a TV show?

I do! I have a few! But I’m going to pick one.

The Secret Circle by L.J Smith!

Have I tried reading it yet? Yes
Did I finish it? No…. I only got a few pages in, and I don’t remember anything about it.
When did you purchase it? Probably around 2012

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… 


11: Do you have a book written by someone famous?

Nope 😭


12: Do you have a book with a clock on the cover?

Yep! I’m gonna choose Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 🙂

Have I tried reading it yet? Yes
Did I finish it? Yep! It’s an incredible book!
When did you purchase it? Maybe in 2015?

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Timesbestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…


13: Do you have a poetry book?

I do! I only have one though, deliver to me from The YA Chronicles.

It’s Finding Wonders by Jeannine Atkins. It’s about smart women!

Have I tried reading it yet? Not yet.
When did you purchase it? Probably around 2016? I’m not 100% sure.

Three biographies in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists.
Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from mud, as most people of her time believed. Through careful observation she discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented her findings in gorgeous paintings of the life cycles of insects.
More than a century later, Mary Anning helped her father collect stone sea creatures from the cliffs in southwest England. To him they were merely a source of income, but to Mary they held a stronger fascination. Intrepid and patient, she eventually discovered fossils that would change people’s vision of the past.
Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell helped her mapmaker father in the whaling village of Nantucket. At night they explored the starry sky through his telescope. Maria longed to discover a new comet—and after years of studying the night sky, she finally did.


14: Do you have a book that has an award stamped on it?

I don’t actually, that’s not to say I don’t have books that have won awards, it’s just I have this fun thing where I hate books that have stickers on the cover, so I tend to avoid buying those ones.


15: Do you have a book written by an author with the same initials as you?

Hm, good question! Let me check.

… Nope!


15: Do you have a book of short stories?

I’m a day away from buying Underdog: a #LoveOzYA Anthology, so I’m including it!

Have I tried reading it yet? Not yet!
When did you purchase it? Most likely in 2019.

Short tales from the Australian writers of tomorrow.
#LoveOzYA celebrates the best of new Australian writing for teenage readers. It has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement, reflecting the important role young-adult fiction plays in shaping our current generation of readers. This anthology collects, for the first time, some of the tremendous work from the #LoveOzYA community.
Featuring a foreword by award-winning Australian novelist Fleur Ferris (Risk, Wreck, Black and Found), Underdog celebrates the diverse, dynamic and ever-changing nature of our nation’s culture. From queer teen romance to dystopian comedy, from hard-hitting realism to gritty allegory, this brilliant, engrossing and inspiring collection of short stories will resonate with any teen reader, proving, yet again, why there is just so much to love about #LoveOzYA.


16: Do you have a book between 500 – 510 pages in length?

Uhhhmmmm, probably?

Found one! Eragon by Christopher Paolini has 503 pages! 🎉

Have I tried reading it yet? Yes
Did I finish it? Yep!
When did you purchase it? My mum bought it for my brother in 2004! *collective gasp* (she’s not in good condition, let me put it that way)

One boy…
One dragon…
A world of adventure.
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and tge advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. 


17: Do you have a book that was turned into a movie?

Yep! (A ton!)

I chose The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. (I just love him.)

Have I tried reading it yet? Definitely!
Did I finish it? A bunch of times!
When did you purchase it? I got it in 2014! (Like a lot of my books)

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

I ALSO chose Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Have I tried reading it yet? Yes
Did I finish it? No
When did you purchase it? I got it in 2018.

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.


18: Do you have a graphic novel?

I surely do not 😦


Last Question: Do you have a book written by two or more authors?

I definitely have a few!

Like, Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

Have I tried reading it yet? Yes!
Did I finish it? I did! It’s amazing!
When did you purchase it? I think I bought it in 2017?

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. 

Or Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

Have I tried reading it yet? Not yet! I’m working on it!
When did you purchase it? Probably in 2016?

Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.
It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old – including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire – Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.


Jesse’s Challenge: Do you have a book with white font on it?

I’m sure I have a ton, right?

Right! I decided to choose Nyxia by Scott Reintgen.

Have I tried reading it yet? Not yet.
When did you purchase it? Last year some time.

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.
Forever.
Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.
But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

And that’s that! Have a great rest of your day/night!

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