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I Spy Book Challenge

I love a good challenge and, when I saw this one on Secret Library Book Blog written by fellow Jersey resident Nicki, and I knew I had to give this a go. After all I had those I-Spy books as a child and was always desperate to find the illusive items so hopefully I’ll do better here.


Find a book on your bookshelves that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!! (or longer if you have way too many books on way too many overcrowded shelves!)

1. Food


My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon



2. Transportation


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins




3. Weapon


A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup




4. Animal

The House of Birds by Morgan McCarthy




5. Number



Verdict of Twelve by Raymond Postgate



6. Something you Read


Postcards from the Past by Marcia Willets




7. Body of Water

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish




8. Product of Fire


Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan




9. Royalty


The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson




10. Architecture


My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster




11. Item of Clothing


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne




12. Family Member


A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer




13. Time of Day



The Two O’clock Boy by Mark Hill




14. Music


Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett




15. Paranormal Being


The Ghost of Lily Painter by Caitlin Davis




16. Occupation


The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty




17. Season


Dark Winter by David Mark




18. Colour



The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths



19. Celestial Body


Under A Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes




20. Something that Grows

Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite




Yay all twenty items found but perhaps it took slightly longer than five minutes…

How many are on your bookshelf? Consider yourself tagged if you enjoyed this post!


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

23 thoughts on “I Spy Book Challenge

  1. Not sure I could do this in 5 minutes as most of my books are now e-books. Good for you though and I’ve read several of the ones you listed.


  2. What a great idea for a challenge, Cleo! Thanks for sharing it with us. I like your choices very much, too. Sometimes those challenges can be an awful lot of fun.


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