Do I Have That Book? Challenge

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I first came across this book tag after watching Hannah and Hailey’s Booktube channels. The Challenge was originally created by Tabby at the YouTube channel Keeping Tabs.

As you know, I don’t have a YouTube channel (yet), so we’ll do this the blogger way.

Let’s get right into it.


1. Do you have a book with deckled edges?

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

I actually really detest deckled edges, as I think it cheapens the look of the overall book. Despite that, I have so many books with these edges. Stop it, please!


2. Do you have a book with 3 or more people on the cover?

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imzadi by Peter David

I knew I’d have to go with one of my Star Trek novels for this, as I very rarely buy books with people on the cover.


3. Do you have a book based on another fictional story?

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This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

I could only find two retellings, although I have a feeling I have more than that. My other choice could have been Ibi Zoboi’s PrideLee’s This Monstrous Thing is a Frankenstein retelling.


4. Do you have a book with a title 10 letters long?

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

This one took me way longer to find that I’d like to admit. I haven’t read this story yet, but I’ve heard great things about it.


5. Do you have a book with a title that starts and ends with the same letter?

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

You know I have to throw my favorite book in here somewhere, right?


6. Do you have a Mass Market Paperback book?

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

I never understood the amount of hate surrounding mass market paperbacks. They’re cheap, which makes them more accessible to a lot of people. You don’t always need to have the most expensive, nicest version of every book.


7. Do you have a book written by an author using a pen name?

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Anthem by Ayn Rand

I had to do a wee bit of research for this one. Ayn Rand’s real name is Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum.


8. Do you have a book with a character’s name in the title?

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

I still haven’t read this behemoth of a book, and I don’t even really know what it’s about. I picked it up on a thrift store trip a couple years ago.


9. Do you have a book with 2 maps in it?

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson’s novels are always full of maps, so this was an easy one.


10. Do you have a book that was turned into a TV show?

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Technically, this series hasn’t been made into a television show yet, but it’s going to be. I can’t wait for the Netflix series! 


11. Do you have a book written by someone who is originally famous for something else? (celebrity/athlete/politician/tv personality…)

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The Assault on Reason by Al Gore

It’s been ages since I read this book. I read it for one of my university classes back when I was still studying political science. I don’t have any books written by actors or musicians, so a vice president is the best I could do.


12. Do you have a book with a clock on the cover?

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

This was one of the first books I chose for my Book of the Month Club box. I still haven’t read it, but I’m hoping to get to it soon!


13. Do you have a poetry book?

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Harvest Poems by Carl Sandburg

I have very few poetry collections. This is an ancient collection I’ve had through multiple moves and for who knows how many years. You’d think I’d have read it by now. I haven’t.


14. Do you have a book with an award stamp on it?

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The award stamps aren’t attached to this cover very well (you can see in the picture that they’re peeling), but The Hate U Give deserves all the awards it’s received.

Read my review of The Hate U Give here. 


15. Do you have a book written by an author with the same initials as you?

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Nope. This is the only question I couldn’t answer. I even looked up a list of authors whose last names start with W and still couldn’t find any P.W’s whose books I own. Oh well.


16. Do you have a book of short stories?

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Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood

I love Margaret Atwood’s writing style, and this book of short stories are phenomenal.


17. Do you have a book that is between 500-510 pages long?

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Gandhi: An Autobiography by Mahatma Gandhi

Finding a book that was between 500 and 510 pages took me so long. I’d almost given up before I grabbed this one, which comes in around 502 pages, not including the glossary/index.


18. Do you have a book that was turned into a movie?

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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

I can’t say I enjoyed the movie adaptation of Cold Mountain, but it is one of my favorite stories set in my beloved Appalachian Mountains.


19. Do you have a graphic novel?

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

This graphic novel memoir of the author’s childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution is incredible.


20. Do you have a book written by 2 or more authors?

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The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I was surprised that I don’t own more books with more than one author. Aside from a few of my Star Trek novels, this is the only one I could find.




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