You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!!
1. Name a book written by an author called Michael.
The name that automatically came to mind was Michael Ondaatje. We read The English Patient when I was in grade 11 and it was a complete disaster! Most of my fellow students were not mature enough to handle a lot of its content and the teacher didn’t do much to stop their snickering and inappropriate comments. Let’s just say that I didn’t enjoy the book, but have always wanted to give it another read through because it’s been so heavily awarded and praised.
2. Name a book with a dragon on the cover.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini! When I was teaching in South Korea a bunch of my younger students were obsessed with it and I was just so happy to see them excited about reading. 🙂
3. Name a book about a character called George.
The super cute Curious George series. Sadly, I don’t remember who wrote the books. I’ll have to look it up later. Argh, these rules!
4. Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith.
Oh, this one was really difficult! It took a while but I believe Lindsay Smith was one of the authors of the The Witch Who Came in From the Cold novella series. Fingers crossed that I’m right.
5. Name a book set in Australia.
I recently read Honeybee, a poetry collection by Trista Mateer. The author has several poems based on her trip to Australia in the book. So…that counts right?
6. Name a book with the name of a month in the title.
Again, I don’t remember who the author is but I can’t help but think of October Sky. I had a student who was obsessed with this book. Throughout 7th grade, it was all he read. Over and over again. He wasn’t really a reader, so I was just glad to see him reading and enjoying himself. I always tried to recommend books that were similar but wasn’t successful. I’m now proud to say that he’s expanded into reading other books about space exploration.
7. Name a book with a knife on the cover.
Does a dagger count? Daggers are basically decorative knives right? All I can think of is Defy by Sara B. Larson.
8. Name a book with the word ‘one’ in the title.
My brain automatically just went to Starflight by Melissa Landers. It makes sense because I was just writing about it on another tag that I was working on. That reminds me, I really need to read the sequel Starfall. It’s been sitting on my shelf for over a year!
9. Name a book with a eponymous title.
The beyond amazing (and I’ll continue to push this book on everyone and anyone…SO READ IT!) Binti by Nnedi Okorafor.
10. Name a book turned into a movie.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I don’t remember much from the books, but the movies totally standout in my mind.