Bookshelf Color Challenge | 2016 Love-A-Thon

Posted February 20, 2016 by Carlisa in Events / 2 Comments

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Yaaaay, more Love-a-Thon fun! If you missed my earlier post, I answered some get-to-know-you questions here. And if you don’t know what Love-a-Thon is, it’s essentially an annual weekend-long event where we spread love throughout the bookish community, whether you’re a book blogger, booktuber, or bookstagrammer. You can read more here.


This challenge looked so fun when Mel from the Daily Prophecy did a video earlier today. And then Cee from the Novel Hermit did a non-video version, and I wanted to hop on board right away! For this, I find a book of that color on my shelf and then just follow the prompts…so it’s pretty simple. Let’s do it.

RED

Flip to page 119, and find the first line of the third paragraph. This line is the first sentence of a book about you.

“Do you need a longer lunch break?”
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This is actually the same as Cee’s, but this book was the first red one I saw, and I think it’s a pretty hilarious description when applied to my life.

ORANGE

Flip to page 3. The first name you see when you crack open the book is your book BFF.

Celaena Sardothien
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

They aren’t actually names on page 3, but the only person on that page is Celaena, so I think that counts. Although, for her being my book BFF, I don’t know. I think I’d be rather intimidated by her.

YELLOW

Flip to page 185. The first body part mentioned is where your superpower is.

“Mik sat on a stone, head bent over his violin…”
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

My superpower is in my head, hmmm…? Does that make me a super-genius?

GREEN

Flip to page 238. The first place mentioned is where your book is set.

Barton Cottage
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I’m not entirely sure this is a real place, but it’s in England, so it’s perfect.

BLUE

Flip to page 45. The first name you see when you crack open the book is your book boyfriend/girlfriend.

Gale (*winky face*)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I am 100% okay with this. Especially because I am a firm believer in Katniss + Peeta (Keeta? Patniss? Hm…). So Gale will obviously need a shoulder to cry on, and that shoulder can be mine.

PURPLE

Flip to page 77. The first adjective used describes your book boyfriend.

“‘It’s exhausting, I tell you.”
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Hahahaha, yeah. If Gale is my book boyfriend, I could see it being exhausting. You know, with all of the wars and rebellions going on. But worth it? Definitely.

PINK

Flip to page 94. The first name you see is your fictional nemesis.

Jane Bennet
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Jane?! She’s one of my favorites and the nicest person ever. I don’t know what I could’ve done to get on her fictionally bad side. Maybe she had a thing for Gale?

BROWN

Flip to page 216. The first object you see is your weapon of choice.

“I propped the door open with Mrs. R’s bronze pug dog.”
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

I’m not counting “the door” as the first object since that’s not a very portable weapon, and I’m all about that mobility. However, this bronze pug dog has some promise, I think.

BLACK

Flip to pages 198, 228 & 146, and find one name on each page. These people will be your apocalypse squad.

Winter
Winter by Marissa Meyer

Rue
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Liesel
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I followed suit with Cee who picked three different black books and characters to get more of a variety. This is quite an interesting bunch. None of us are particularly vicious, but I think with Rue’s survival skills, Liesel’s thiefery, and Winter’s innocent and beautiful face, we could probably get some stuff done, if you know what I mean.

WHITE

Flip to page 28, and find the second sentence of the fifth paragraph. This is last thing you will ever say.

“‘Do you want your mother getting the call to bail your ass out of the county lockup?'”
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Apparently whoever I said this to got so mad at the idea of getting bailed out of jail by their mother that they just killed me right then. Or maybe I had a heart attack out of shock? Something weird was probably happening as I don’t swear, so if you can get a swear word out of me, then you must’ve done something pretty stupid. Stupid enough to kill me.


That was so fun! And surprisingly hard. A lot of the sentences wouldn’t work in the context of the question, and I found out that I don’t really have many white books…or any for that matter. The Weight of Feathers is a little off-white, tannish color, so I cheated a little but that’s okay. Here’s the full picture!

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You should do this challenge! And if you do, you should link me up to it so I can check it out. What did you think of the answers I got? Let me know in the comments!


  • Cee

    I’M SO PLEASED TO SEE YOU DO THIS!

    HAHAHAHA. TWINS ON THE RED ONE. It’s very accurate for me. 😉 Celaena is good to have on your side tho! It’s better than a nemesis because oh boyyyy. Maybe Jane Bennet is trying to steal Gale from you. ;D Your apocalypse squad is just so perf. They all have some sort of skill that will definitely be helpful to you! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.

  • That was a fun read 🙂
    – Krys