I am so excited to be hosting one of the first challenges of Bout of Books 12! This challenge is only open to read-a-thon participants, so make sure you’ve signed up!

**It’s a bookshelf scavenger hunt!**

Find a book with the following criteria on a bookshelf:

1. Find an author with the same initials as you

2. Find a book with the color yellow on it

3. Find an author’s name with the letter “S” in it

4. Find a book with a female protagonist

5. Find the longest book you own

6. Find a book with a map in it or on it

7. Find a book with a face on it (photograph or illustrated)

Bonus: Find something on your shelf that isn’t a book.

Here are my finds so you can see an example:

1. **S**amantha **S**hannon – My initials are SS. 2. *Saints of the Shadow Bible*. 3. J. J. Abram**s** – also, book is called **S****. **Double win. 🙂 4. Isla from *Isla and the Happily Ever After*. 5. *The Instructions *at 1030 pages. 6. *Let’s Get Lost* by Adi Alsaid. 7. *Blue Lily, Lily Blue* by Maggie Stiefvater. BONUS: My TARDIS. Also, my fairy lights. 🙂

**YOUR TURN!**

You can take your own pictures or use images you find online. Up to you. Stack ‘em up, lay ‘em all out, make a collage, use Goodreads, whatever. Find a book for at least four (4) of the prompts to be eligible for the giveaway. You can post on your blog, FB, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, etc. Then post the link, list, whatever **in the comments of this post **and enter the giveaway! Use hashtag **#BoBScavengerHunt** if you talk about your findings so we can see what everyone found!

If you have any questions, feel free to tweet me – @StefaniSloma

**GIVEAWAY: **One random winner will get a book of their choosing from The Book Depository for $15 or less. Giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository delivers to you. You can check whether TBD delivers to you HERE. The challenge and giveaway will close after 24 hours (12 AM CST on Tuesday January 6, 2015). I’ll contact the winner that day. Winner will have 72 hours to respond, after which I’ll have to choose another winner.

Make sure you check out today’s other challenge, New Year’s Resolutions, on **The Book That… **and have fun reading!

P.S. If you want another chance to win a book, why not enter my other giveaway for *My True Love Gave to Me* or $15 to TBD? 🙂

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I’m definitely too late for the contest, but thanks for hosting the challenge. Apparently I don’t own any authors that share my initials… who knew?

http://wanderingthroughbooks-covertocover.blogspot.ca/2014/12/top-ten-goalsresolutions-for-2015_30.html

I’m glad you still participated! Hope you had fun. 🙂

I know the challenge already ended, but I wanted to share my finds. Thank yoy for the challenge. 🙂

Here’s the link: http://mylovelysecret.blogspot.pt/2015/01/bout-of-books-11-read-thon-january-5th.html

Yay! Great finds. 🙂 Happy Bout of Books reading!

Hopefully I can still enter! my picture is in this post, in the updates section: https://cuidadocomodalmata.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/bout-of-books-12-goals-and-updates/

Thanks for the challenge! 🙂

Technically, the challenge has closed, but I still want to see your finds! Thanks for playing along. 🙂

This was fun! Thank you for hosting!

https://bookjunkie54.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/bout-of-books-12-day-one/

So glad you had fun! Thanks for playing along. 🙂

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Thanks for hosting. I’m working on getting the video up wherein I talk about my finds but for now this entry will have to do. 🙂 I’ll try to edit this comment afterward with the video link for people to watch if they are so inclined.

Here’s the video. 🙂

Love it!!

Oooo. A video! Fun. Looking forward to that. 🙂

I’m cutting it close, but here is my entry!

https://revoliterature.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/bout-of-books-challenge-bookshelf-scavenger-hunt/

You had a full 12 minutes! Haha. 🙂 Thanks for playing along.

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So fun! Thanks for the great challenge. My results are in my blog here: http://www.mesulli.com/reading-challenge-bout-of-books-12/

I’m so glad you had fun! Thanks for playing along. 🙂

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I had a lot of fun with your challenge! My post is here: http://inspirationflies.blogspot.com/2015/01/bout-of-books-day-1.html

I’m so glad you had fun! Love your finds. 🙂

This was so much fun – my results are here. Thank you!!

I’m so glad you had fun! Thanks for playing along. 🙂

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Fun challenge! Thanks for hosting it!

https://bookminxreads.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/bout-of-books-12-0-monday-wrap-up/

So glad you had fun! Thanks for playing along!

My picture is kind of awful, but here’s what I found on my shelves: http://youbookmeallnightlong.com/2014/12/26/bout-of-books-12-sign-up-goals-and-progress/

Thanks for hosting this challenge!

That’s alright! I can see everything. 🙂 Thanks for playing along.

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Couldn’t find an author on my shelf with my initials. I’ve enjoyed my first bout of books challenge tho.

That’s alright! I think that’s been the hardest one for everyone. A lot of people haven’t found it. Glad you had fun!

Here is my picture Kai Charles:

Great finds! Thanks for playing along. 🙂

Here is the link to my picture!

Kai Charles

Had some difficulty with the first book, but I still had a lot of fun & I was surprised that finding the others was so easy, considering most of my books are packed away.

Thanks for the challenge!

My Post: http://coleinyourstockings.tumblr.com/post/107281803335/for-the-bout-of-books-challenge-bookshelf

I’m so glad you had fun! Thanks for playing along. 🙂

Thank you so much for hosting this challenge. It was so much fun. Here’s mine: http://leahrosereads.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/bout-of-books-bookshelf-scavenger-hunt-2/

So glad you had fun! Happy to see a comic on your list. 🙂 Happy BoB reading!

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http://okpotato.com/2015/01/05/bout-of-books-12-goals-attempts-and-challenges/

Thank you so much for hosting!

Thanks for playing along! Happy BoB reading!

Such a fun challenge! Thank you for hosting 🙂

1) -couldn’t get this one

2)Baby Proof Emily Giffin

3)Mistborn Brandon Sanderson

4) The White Queen Philippa Gregory

5) A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon

6)Winterspell Claire Legrand

7) Archetype M.D. Waters

And my bonus item are my bookshelf owls 🙂

Great finds! Your little owls are too cute! Happy BoB reading!

Thanks for putting together a fun challenge! You can see my collage from my Goodreads shelves here http://fortheartofit.blogspot.com/2015/01/bookshelf-scavenger-hunt-bout-of-books.html

Great finds! Happy BoB reading!

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Thank you for hosting a challenge today. It is always a fun surprise to find out what each day’s challenge will bring. Here is my blog post with answers. Happy reading.

I hope you had fun finding everything! Thanks for playing along. Happy reading to you too!