You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!!
(UM EXCUSE ME WAIT I CAN’T LOOK ANYTHING UP????)
(OK I MEAN I GUESS THE WORDS “MEMORY CHALLENGE” WERE RIGHT THERE IN THE TITLE BUT DAMN.)
1. Name a book written by an author called Michael.
The first name that came to mind was Michael Grant, even though I’ve never read any of his books. The Gone series looks like a nonreligious version of Left Behind, or a teen version of The Leftovers. I loved The Leftovers, but never tried these books.
2. Name a book with a dragon on the cover.
This one took me a minute, because while a lot of books I read have dragons in them, I couldn’t think of any that have dragons on them. Then it hit me. Dragons Love Tacos, of course. (Ellie, would Dexter like this book? Or are dragons not as good as dinosaurs?)
3. Name a book about a character called George.
Guys this is a lot harder than I thought it would be, okay. The only George I can come up with is George Weasley, and there isn’t a book about him (although there should be). Honestly they’re amazing in all 7 books, I just picked on at random for the cover here.
4. Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith.
I tried to read The Awakening once but I just couldn’t do it. The writing left…much to be desired, plus The Vampire Diaries is probably my favorite show ever and basically the only thing that it kept from the book is the character names.
5. Name a book set in Australia.
I didn’t love it, but Stolen was set in the Australian Outback.
6. Name a book with the name of a month in the title.
THIS IS HARD OKAY. I even kind of cheated on this one. Coming up with A Wedding in December was rough.
7. Name a book with a knife on the cover.
Fully counting this one even though it’s just the word knife and not a picture, which is probably what they meant. The Impossible Knife of Memory is good enough to me and that crack in the ice sort of looks like a knife if you try.
8. Name a book with the word ‘one’ in the title.
I hated it, but One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first thing that comes to mind.
9. Name a book with a eponymous title.
Am I the only one who had to look up what eponymous meant and still am not sure if I got it right? Does Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here fit the bill? (Why yes, I was an English major in college, why do you ask?)
10. Name a book turned into a movie.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the answer Sara had, and I’m keeping it. I ADORED this adaptation so much. Book Peter was like…okay. He was fine, but I wasn’t that charmed by him. By the second book I was begging her to ditch him for John Ambrose. But as soon as movie Peter stepped on screen I was like wait, do I…I think…do I…do I like Peter now?? The answer, unsurprisingly, is yes. I can’t get enough of Peter and Lara Jean. Josh can take himself straight to hell. I’ll stop myself now before this turns into an essay on the wonders of Jenny Han.
SO this was a lot harder than I thought it would be, and it took a lot longer than I thought it would. But it was really fun! I’m tagging anyone who wants to try it, but especially Patricia. Let me know if you try it, and tell me if I got eponymous right!