Literary Pickers Challenge

Hosted by Delighted Reader

Goal: I have chosen Level 3, which is the Professional Picker. I need to find 50 items/places from this scavenger list in romance books.

My Progress:

  1. Earbuds: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus [Review] – “She puts in her earbuds.” (pg. 4)
  2. Nail PolishNever Say Never by Emily Goodwin [Review] – “Chipped nail polish slides across the screen as I look at the next.” (pg. 9)
  3. Grandfather Clock: Ascenders by C.L. Gaber [Review] – “Glancing at our new grandfather clock with the swinging golden arm that made soft clicking noises, I saw that it was about two minutes until the witching hour of midnight.” (pg. 95)
  4. IngredientsLike Candy by Debra Doxer [Review] – “Using a form I found on the counter, I called in a grocery order, gave them my father’s account number, and had the ingredients I needed delivered.”
  5. Pumpkin: The Cupcake Witch by Poppy Lawless [Review] – “Every parking meter was bedecked with scarecrows, corn stalks, and pumpkins.”
  6. Tropical Island: A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley [Review] – (The two main characters are stranded on a deserted, tropical island.)
  7. LingerieFalling for Prince Charles by Lauren Baratz-Logsted [Review] – “Lingerie coughed up silken undergarments, a far cry from Daisy’s usual torn and tattered invitations to ambulance embarrassment.” (pg. 48)
  8. SunglassesHow To Love by Katie Cotugno [Review] – “Allie considered that one for a moment, eyes narrowing behind her enormous tortoiseshell sunglasses.” (pg.19)
  9. PortraitNo Rest for the Wicked by M.L. Sparrow [Review] – “Above the fire place hung a framed portrait of a glossy chestnut stallion, head held high and muscles rippling; it was a very masculine  picture.” (pg. 12)
  10. Coffee TableMy Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh [Review] – “He stubbed his toe on the coffee table again.” (pg. 55)

Household Goods

  1. Ceiling Fan
  2. Portrait
  3. House Plant
  4. Pumpkin
  5. Candelabra
  6. Dead Bolt
  7. Grandfather Clock/Mantle Clock
  8. Window Blinds
  9. Microwave
  10. Table Cloth
  11. Razor
  12. Nail Polish
  13. Hand/Purse Mirror
  14. Coffee Table
  15. E-Reader
  16. Earbuds
  17. Window Shutters
  18. Sink
  19. Lawn Mower/Equipment
  20. Tile floor

Clothing/Accessories

  1. Hard Helmet
  2. Earring/s
  3. Head Band
  4. Flip Flops
  5. Motorcycle boots
  6. Belt
  7. Tattoo/Body Art
  8. Evening Gown/Dress
  9. Business Suit
  10. Cuff Links
  11. Space Suit
  12. Military Uniform
  13. Fisherman/Newsboy Cap
  14. Scarf
  15. Mask
  16. Bracelets/Cuffs
  17. Natty or Ugly Sweater
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Business Card/s
  20. Lingerie

Work Tools/Weapons

  1. Rifle
  2. Saddle
  3. Whip
  4. Hammer
  5. Tool Belt/Box
  6. Briefcase/bag
  7. File Folder
  8. Work Gloves/Garden Gloves
  9. Cash Register
  10. Measuring Tape/Ruler
  11. Microscope
  12. Ingredients
  13. Sports Equipment
  14. Silencer for a gun
  15. Explosive
  16. Lock Picks
  17. Safe
  18. Photocopier
  19. Stamps
  20. Notebook/pad

Transportation/Places

  1. European Sports Car
  2. American Muscle Car
  3. Fighter Jet/Spacecraft
  4. Steam-Powered Vehicle
  5. Ice Skate/s
  6. Russia
  7. China
  8. India
  9. Spain
  10. Brazil
  11. Underwater
  12. Another planet
  13. Another Dimension/Parallel Earth
  14. Desert
  15. Tropical Island
  16. Place of Archeological Interest
  17. War Zone
  18. Cart/Wagon
  19. Camel/Donkey
  20. Sailboat

Romantic Encounters

  1. Alien/Alien or Alien/Human
  2. With a Geek
  3. Male/Male or Female/Female
  4. Menage or Poly
  5. Love Triangle
  6. Arranged Marriage
  7. Fated Mate
  8. Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience
  9. Reunion or Second Chance
  10. Blind Date/Dating Service
  11. Dominant/submissive or Master/slave
  12. Capture/captive
  13. One Night Stand
  14. Male/Female
  15. Older/Younger (5 years or more age difference)
  16. Highschool Sweethearts/Young Love
  17. Apocalyptic/Dystopian Romance
  18. Romance before 1950
  19. Older Couple (over 50)/Winter Romance
  20. Enemies to Lovers