[note note_color=”#BFD1D1″ text_color=”#ffffff”]Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, & Mel of The Daily Prophecy, Love-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.[/note]
You don’t need a camera to do the Love-A-Thon Bookshelf Challenge that’s specifically for BookTubers. You can do it too! I know I am. In post form at least. In this challenge, we ask that you pick books based on the color of their spine (listed below), and then follow the prompts.
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?”
This sounds about accurate since I cherish food a lot.
ORANGE: Flip to page 3. The first name you see when you crack open the book is your book BFF.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I approve of this. Taylor is one of my favorite characters (from one of my favorite books ever).
YELLOW: Flip to page 185. The first body part mentioned is where your superpower is.
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
I don’t know what kind of superpowers my face will have, but I guess I can seduce people into doing things I want? (Or so I like to imagine.) What kind of superpowers can a face hold?
GREEN: Flip to page 238. The first place mentioned is where your book is set.
The forest floor (in the Vale Woods) in Sorry-in-the-Vale.
Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan
Forests kind of scare me. (Have I ever told you how tree trunks freak me out?) It’s just so veiled with so many things inside it. I’ll be clutching onto Taylor as we walk through the forest.
BLUE: Flip to page 45. The first name you see when you crack open the book is your book boyfriend/girlfriend.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Whoa, Mikey? This was unexpected.
PURPLE: Flip to page 77. The first adjective used describes your book boyfriend.
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
This is a terrible adjective to describe Mikey, so it makes me laugh that’s the first adjective on page 77 of The Walls Around Us. Mikey is anything but that. ;)
PINK: Flip to page 94. The first name you see is your fictional nemesis.
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) Sarah Rees Brennan
Kami Glass? My nemesis? No! This breaks my heart! She’s my girl! She’s my favorite human being character ever. What did we do to each other
BROWN: Flip to page 216. The first object you see is your weapon of choice.
Endsinger by Jay Kristoff
An unconventional tool, but I guess I gotta make do with it.
BLACK: Flip to pages 198, 228 & 146, and find one name on each page. These people will be your apocalypse squad.
Severin Unck (Radiance)
Victor Vale (Vicious)
Sophie Mercer (Hex Hall)
I actually picked one character out of three books with black colored spines, and I’m weirdly pleased by these characters even though I don’t know how I’ll fair in the apocalypse with them. Severin Unck’s a documentary filmmaker, and will most likely want to film the apocalypse. Victor Vale has the power to lessen our pain if we get injured, which can be good, but I think we’re still susceptible to succumbing to our injuries eventually. Sophie Mercer has powers that I shouldn’t say (because maybe spoilery), so that should help us in the long run. Wow, I’m being a bit negative. I just feel like we’d end up bickering especially when we’re all worrying and stressed about surviving the apocalypse.
WHITE: Flip to page 28, and find the second sentence of the fifth paragraph. This is last thing you will ever say.
“I take three.”
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
I cannot even imagine why I would be saying this as my last words. Did somebody ask me how many tacos or books I would bring with me? Ha.