I Spy with My Little Eye… something that starts with…

The Incredible Spy Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie invited me to take part in this fun challenge. I’m always up for a challenge. So what is this particular one about?

The challenge: Find a book 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!!

Side note: I will use my GoodReads’ list of books, which I have read or want to read, displayed a grid to help me with this challenge. Let’s see how quickly it goes…



I enjoy fairy tale re-tellings and the Fairest from An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series was a highly enjoyable read. I recommend the series if you love fairy tales. 🙂 Fairest by Chanda Hahn


Small Spaces cover

I can not wait to get my hands on this book. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden is a highly anticipated book.


norse mythology

Well I’m sticking with this one as Thor used his hammer as a weapon. 🙂 Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (my review).


the horse whisperer

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Absolutely loved this book when it was released (the movie was ok but it’s the book that stole my heart).



Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong – I read her entire Otherword series as well as a few other of her books. Witches, werewolves, necromancers, and mafia.. what else to say. 🙂



Talon by Julie Kagawa. Kagawa is such an amazing author and I still want to read some of her books as I haven’t read all of them yet. I love dragons and this book cover is just…. 


Life of Pi

I bought this audiobook recently and can not wait to start listening to it (hopefully sometime this week). Life of Pi by Yann Martel


the winter of the witch

Another of Katherine Arden‘s highly anticipated releases. I can not wait to read The Winter of the Witch. I really, really can not wait. Can I somehow get a copy please… ehm, like right now please??? Let’s appreciate how beautiful this cover is so I can talk about it for a tiny bit longer… 😀


red queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard I read it, it was ok. Moving on…



Kin by Snorri Kristjansson – a book about highly dysfunctional family dynamics plus a few murders now and again happening within this ‘lovely’ family. Quite a surprising fun read (my review).


the three musketeers

I absolutely adored this book whilst growing up. Alexandre Dumas and The Three Musketeers.


Iron Daughter

Another of Kagawa’s books that I really enjoyed reading. This one is about The Iron Fey. Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa.

Side note: if you enjoyed The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, I highly recommend this series as well. 🙂



My favourite Pratchett’s book. I know it’s not ‘quite’ the time of day but I just had to sneak it in here… Mort by Terry Pratchett



The emotional contemporary novel A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews (my review)



The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The paranormal being in this case is the dragon, Smaug, not Bilbo – because Bilbo is a legit hobbit, just saying…



The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This book helps me dream every time I read it… 



Another of Pratchett’s wonderful creations. This is especially enjoyable on a cold frosty winter day. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett


the colour of magic

Norrie – you did extremely well with King, I was very impressed. 🙂 I was tempted to play along with Pratchett but did not dare… he he. Still, I had to use his third book here… purely because it is a pretty awesome book and because I’ll be re-reading it soon with this lovely bunch. Join us if you fancy joining a Terry Pratchett Read-a-thon!! 🙂

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett


little prince

Because that’s my favourite book of all time. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery I particularly love this quote of his:It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


wildwood dancing

This book… I completely lost sense of time whilst reading it. Its writing is truly magical. It’s a wonderful story of five sisters that discover a portal to a mysterious forest (just to double check, something is growing there in the background, right?) If you like Arden’s writing, I have a feeling you may enjoy this beautiful book as well. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

What wants to play along?

Cynic On Wings  | Book Beach Bunny | Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky | Leslie @ Books Are The New Black| Alex @ Alex Reads and Blogs | Ivy @ Ivy’s Library Card | Ashley @ Ashley in Wonderland | Justine @ Milkz’ Bookshelf

Fancy giving it a go? And also everyone else who feels like it. It’s a lot of fun, promise!

I did not beat the 5 minute time though… I guess ‘indecision’ is my middle name, he he. It was a lot of fun, thanks Norrie for thinking of me. 🙂

Now over to you:

What book cover would you choose for CELESTIAL BODY? Fancy sharing it with me? 🙂 Thanks.

31 thoughts on “I Spy with My Little Eye… something that starts with…”

  1. OMG, so many lovely covers!

    That new Katherine Arden looks interesting. It seems she’s taking a break from russian /fantasy?

    You also just reminded me that i read the horse whisperer. Back in the day it was all the rage! Like, if you haven’t read it, you weren’t cool or something… 😀

    Wildwood dancing is sooo pretty! ❤

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    1. I think that new Katherine Arden’s book is Middle Grade ‘scary’ book that she wrote a while back but fortunately has decided to release now as well. I just can not wait. And how lucky are we that her third book in the russian / fantasy series is out this year as well? It makes me so happy somehow. 🙂

      Ha ha ha, The Horse Whisperer and its vibe. I read majority of Evan’s books after I read this one. There was also something in them that always made me question things which I liked….. 🙂

      I loved Wildwood Dancing. That story is utterly magical. I really hope you get to read it one day. ❤

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  2. I kind of feel I can’t ignore the tag any more now I’ve been tagged twice already and I spent my time yesterday evening scrolling and scrolling through my Goodreads list. I still haven’t found books for all categories though.. occupation and something that grows is still something I’m working on :-). I loooove your pick for Music and wish I thought of that one !! Well done you!

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    1. I didn’t nominate you as I am aware of those two tags already (as you commented on Norrie’s post and I thought I won’t do that to you he he).

      Occupation is tough… I’m not sure if Alchemist is a ‘leggit’ occupation but I’m sticking with it. Same with something that grows… I guess you could relate it to medical stuff as well and make it dark (if something nasty grows inside out bodies etc..) These two were my biggest challenge as well I think. Fingers crossed you find something soon. 🙂

      And thank you, thank is so kind of you.

      Can’t wait to see your picks Inge! ❤

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    1. I seriously got into it but then decisions had to be made and 5 minutes was just not enough he he.
      No problem, looking forward to our read-a-thon very much! 😊

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  3. Wow, I’m not sure I could live up to the challenge, despite how large a wish list I have. Those are some great choices and cover art! And I love the Small Spaces. Now that looks interesting. As does Wildwood Dancing!

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    1. I’m sure you would do brilliantly- I actually suggest you do give it a go. Tag, you’re it’s! 😊 No pressure but it is actually a lot of fun. 😊

      I really like the scary MD concept on Small Spaces.. I think it could be very atmospheric around Halloween.. 🎃

      Wildwood dancing was such a wonderful surprise for me. 😊

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      1. Well, now, I just might give it a go then, Vera, seeing how you’ve tagged me.

        Oh, and Small Spaces at Halloween? Sounds like a match to me.

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  4. Omg WHAT, I didn’t know Katherine Arden was publishing a middle grade (?) book. I love that she’s crossing into different genres and age groups! And I love you for choosing The Little Prince because that’s one of my top five books of all time (my place is heaped with all sorts of Little Prince paraphernalia). It’s one of those stories that become more important and precious as you grow older. I’ll probably end up picking either that or A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet for celestial bodies. 🙂

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    1. I know, I only found out about that book as Arden started advertising it via instagram during recent bookcon. No idea it was her new book until then… 🙈😊 I think it will be a lot of fun! And I can’t wait to get my hands on it. 😊

      Oooh, I’m so happy that The Little Prince speaks to you too! And you nailed it there – its story is becoming more important and precious older I get as well! ❤️ I adore this little book.

      Nice picks! 👏 Looking forward to seeing your list. 😊

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  5. Great picks! I can’t believe I haven’t read any of Katherine Arden’s works yet (the two above seem very promising) and also Little Prince + Three Musketeers; I feel like they’re all going to be my type of reads, so I definitely need to get a move on these already. 😛

    Ooh, and thank you so much for the tag! I’ve been eyeing to do this one for a while, so it’s awesome that it’s official now. 😊 Cheers!

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    1. There are so many books I haven’t read – The Songs of Achilles are something I need to read ASAP. I really hope you enjoy The Bear and the Nightingale – it’s such a beautiful story. 🍀😊

      Oh, I’m so happy you are keen to take part – I never know if I should tag people as I don’t want anyone to feel pressured into it. But I do appreciate when others do think of me… overthinking is my thing 😂😂😂 Can’t wait to see you list! 😊👌❤️

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    1. 5 minutes is impossible unless you have an incredible memory of book covers (and even then it would be tough). I’m so happy you are enjoying it. Fingers crossed you find that transportation soon! 🍀 I found profession the trickiest… had to settle with the alchemist 🙈😊 And you are welcome. 😊

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  6. Oh man sorry for the late reply, school is taking up my life lol. This tag is so cute! I will forever regret unhauling my Julie Kagawa books after reading her short story in A Thousand Beginnings and Endings. Maybe someday I’ll attempt to read them again. I Think for celestial body I would (and probably will) pick something from N.K. Jemisin’s Dreamblood duology since there are moons on both covers.

    Thanks for the tag! I will definitely be attempting it! It is apparently tag month for me lol ><!

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    1. Don’t worry, I appreciate you stopping by but absolutely understand that life sometimes takes over. Good luck with your school work (as someone who is massively obsessed with psychology, I found your course super interesting!). Hope it all goes well.

      Ha ha, we are allowed to have different opinions on books, not everybody likes the same things and that’s so wonderful for all those authors out there. No pressure to give Kagawa another chance if that’s not your thing. The Killing Moon’s cover is beautiful, and so is The Shadowed Sun’s. Great choice!

      No pressure to do this anytime soon. I do look forward to seeing your picks once things calm down your end. 🙂 ❤️


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