How Well Do I Know My Books? (With Andrew @OnMyBookShelf!)

Hello BookNerds!! I have a super fun collaboration post for you today, created and run by the wonderful Andrew @ OnMyBookshelf! (Don’t forget to check out his blog, it is amazing, and he writes a lot of super cool posts too!)

I have partnered with Andrew for a very unique collab and I am so excited! So here is how it works: I have to figure which of the books I have reviewed match the one sentence descriptions Andrew has written below. Then three days later Andrew will post the actual answers on his blog!

Feel free to join in the fun and put your own guesses in the comments, see if you can beat me (have to be honest here Andrew as done a very good job – some of these really stumped me πŸ˜…πŸ€£)

1.A criminal lies their way into killing an old man.

Maybe Mistborn, The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson?? So I guessed Mistborn because the MC is a criminal plotting to kill the Lord Ruler who is technically an old man since he has lived for a very long time (Yeah he is immortal and old is relative but he is an old man sooo)…

2.Doomed for death, a man uses love to change his destiny.

Rage Of Dragons, by Evan Winter/Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern? Ok so Rage of Dragons is up for this one since the MC tries to change his future because he is in love and then is driven by pure revenge – this doesn’t feel like the best fit though…

Similarly The Starless Sea doesn’t feel quite perfect, the MC does use his love to drive his destiny but I don’t feel confident here either, honestly the word destiny made me add this book…

This one is definitely a tricky description for me to fit one book to it – I have probably forgotten the most obvious candidate for this one 🀣

3.When danger is your middle name, crime is definitely your game.

Lies Of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch? So I guessed Locke Lamora for this one because he is a master criminal and is practically always in danger, he is like a magnet for it.

4.Does feeding the hungry make up for marking them for death?

…. ok honestly this one really stumped me because I read a lot of books where this could apply? For the life of me I cannot think of one single title that this description fits perfectly and yet it feels like a very familiar description and it is driving me insane – what do you guys think this one is?? (I just know I’m going to kick myself when Andrew reveals the title because I can feel it lingering in my brain!)

5.An innocent boy might not be as innocent as he seems.

The Devil’s Apprentice, by Kenneth B Andersen? I’m not entirely confident with this guess, but the MC is the pinnacle of good and innocent but must tap into his dark side while he trais to be Lucifer’s apprentice. So I think it is a decent guess but not perfect!

6.A man visits his family home, and quickly wants to restore his hometown back to its glory.

Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King? So the MC returns to his childhood home for inspiration and eventually to rid the town of the evil that infects it. So this may be the book for this description, not 100% about this guess but it does kinda fit?? 🀣

7.A gun for hire has one eye on the next job, and the other on the attractive partner in crime.

The Unspoken Name, by AK Larkwood? Ok, going to be real for a sec, I apparently do not know my books very well at all because yet again I am not comfortable with this guess either at least not 100% because I feel like there is a book that might fit it a bit better but cannot work it out?? So instead I stuck with this title because Cswore is kind of a gun for hire and definitely likes Shuthmili who partners up with her soo maybe?

8.Finally back from traveling, a new home and a pregnant sister might bring a woman to her limits.

The Lost Ones, by Anita Frank? So i’m pretty sure this book matches this descriptons (namey because I can’t think of another book with a pregnant sister that I have reviewed… but there might be who knows.. not me!) Anyway, the MC returns from war and goes to stay with her pregnant sister who is afraid of the house she is living in as she believes there is a ghose. This definitely drives the MC to her limits!

9.A family’s name means they inherit the danger that comes with it.

A Throne Of Swans, by Katharine And Elizabeth Corr?? The reason I chose this book for this description is because Aderyn’s family seem to be right in the firing line, her mother is killed, her father dies and she immediately finds her self drawn into a plot of lies, treason and murder. Soo this does fit quite well BUT again, this description could fit another book I have reviewed instead. πŸ˜…πŸ€£

10.Traveling overseas, a woman needs to embrace her true self to survive and make it home.

The Wolf Of Oren Yaro, by KS Villoso? Loved this title and it fits the description pretty well, The queen finds herself alone and at the heart of an assasination plot in another country across the sea fron her own kingdom. She needs to rely on her own strength and make her way home! So that is why I put this book with this description!

OK BookNerds, so we have established that I do not know my books very well at all 🀣at least it doesn’t feel like I do I know that when Andrew reveals the answers I am going to kick myself but for now we will have to wait and see!

Thank you so much to Andrew @OnMyBookshelf for asking me to collab with him, this was so much fun and I loved trying to work out which books he had described – this as a very unique collab and I loved it! I can’t wait to see the actual answers! I hope you all enjoyed the first half of this collab, be sure to keep an eye on Andrew’s blog in the next few days for the answers (and just check out his blog anyway because it is brilliant and he is just so lovely!)

How do you think you did with your guesses? Don’t forget to pop your answers in the comments so I can see what you think too!

Happy Reading BookNerds! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ“š


    • It was super fun trying to work them all out, glad you think so too! πŸ˜‚ lol, don’t worry I’m pretty sure I did very poorly in this game anyway, can’t wait to see the answers! πŸ˜‚πŸ’œ

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      • This really is such a fun, unique feature!

        I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read any of these but will keep my eye out to see how you did eheh

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        • Thankyou! I had so much fun doing this one! ahaha thankyou- I’m anxiously waiting to see my results too, lol 🀣- they were all great reads though, I hope you get to read some of them in the future! πŸ’œ


  1. […] How Well Do I Know My Books (With Andrew @ OnMyBookShelf) – I partnered with Andrew for a very unique collab idea! Andrew came up with a very fun game where he would go through all the books I have reviewed on my blog, choose a few of them and write a vague description of them. I then had to guess which book he was describing! This one was a LOT of fun and Andrew managed to stump me on a couple of them! To see how well I did, check out Andrews blog @ OnMyBookShelf where he revealed the answers: HERE: How Well Do You Know Your Books? […]


  2. Omg this is an awesome post! My memory is so horrible so I’d probably not guess any of the books on my shelf correctly if I played this game but I’m also really tempted because it seems like so much fun πŸ˜€

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    • Aha thankyou, It was so much fun to do!! Andrew definitely came up with some tricky prompts! Ahh you should totally try the game anyway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š It’s so fun! πŸ’œ


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