You guess my favourite books!

Hi pals and gals, happy Friday! I hope you’ve been having a great week so far.

I love talking about my favourite books, obviously. And I’ve talked about them a ton, so I feel like it’s pretty obvious what my favourite books are.

So, I thought today, I’d try a bit of a different but hopefully fun blog post. In today’s post, I will be describing some of my favourite books without talking about the title or author. I’ll also be making these descriptions as vague as possible. And then, I want y’all to guess in the comments what book they are!

So here are 20 brief and vague descriptions of some books I love.

Book 1: two twins are separated at birth, but reconnect as kids and again as teenagers. One twin is really good at math and the other is really good at language. They may or may not be somehow involved in necromancy.

Book 2: a city loses its name, and the young boy obsessed with said city becomes a librarian. As an adult, he gets the chance to visit the city and learn what happened.

Book 3: a white woman is depressed.

Book 4: may or may not be the Hunger Games x Game of Thrones in space.

Book 5: cards tell a taxi driver how to help random people. He has a dog that drinks coffee.

Book 6: a boy accidentally steals a priceless painting and then panics in different places about what to do about it. He has a dog that does not drink coffee.

Book 7: children attend boarding school and are ultimately farmed for their organs.

Book 8: a boy sits in a plum tree. This angers and confuses his classmates, who decide that a pile of important things will convince him to leave the plum tree.

Book 9: a white boy obsessed with people’s last words attends boarding school and falls in love with a girl.

Book 10: a family’s daughter is dead, but they don’t know that yet.

Book 11: a non-fiction about depression, among other things.

Book 12: a girl who has undergone a trauma decides to run across the US instead of dealing with her issues.

Book 13: not about birds, sadly, but is instead about the magic of friendship and dead welsh kings.

Book 14: sapphics at boarding school fall in love in the time of Corona.

Book 15: a fantasy with everything you could ever want: a competition, magic, being forced onto a quest with someone you don’t like but might be in love with, birds, and fashion.

Book 16: a poor gal parties with her rich best friend, who has major jealousy and control issues.

Book 17: a bisexual actress really isn’t helping the stereotypes by getting married a lot and having a lesbian lover throughout most of those marriages.

Book 18: follows two actors, one living in our world pre-covid and one living in our world post-covid if the US continues to reopen.

Book 19: a pregnant girl marries a gay guy so they can both avoid confronting these issues publicly.

Book 20: a confused queer gal has a relationship with a confused, married man. This further confuses both of them.

So, there are some books I love! Please, please, please let me know below what books you think these are! Whoever gets the most will get a shout-out in my next post or on Twitter or something. I’ll also post the answers in a couple days!

Thanks for reading xx

UPDATE: here are the books!

  • Book 1: Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  • Book 2: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • Book 3: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Book 4: Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • Book 5: I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • Book 6: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Book 7: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Book 8: Nothing by Janne Teller
  • Book 9: Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Book 10: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • Book 11: A Mind Spread out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
  • Book 12: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Calletti
  • Book 13: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Book 14: Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
  • Book 15: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
  • Book 16: Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
  • Book 17: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Book 18: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Book 19: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weird
  • Book 20: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

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38 thoughts on “You guess my favourite books!

  1. Book 3, lol, could be literally anything.
    Book 6 I’m 100% sure about, The Goldfinch
    Book 7 sounds upsetting, whatever it is.
    Book 9 sounds like it’s probably Looking for Alaska, which I have no idea what it was about but John went to boarding school and is obsessed with people’s last words, so…
    Book 17 is Evelyn Hugo, obvs. ❤

    I had NO IDEA on the rest of them. What a fun post! Will be interested to see if people figure them out!

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    1. I’ve posted the full list in the post!

      But 3 was The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and 7 was Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (it’s not as depressing as it sounds), and you were right about, the Goldfinch, Looking for Alaska, and Evelyn Hugo!

      Thank you! 💕

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  2. Book 3 could be so many, I’m just gonna go with one of my recent reads: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine?
    Book 5: The Messenger by Markus Zusak?
    Book 11: Hunger by Roxanne Gay?
    Book 12: I’ve heard of, let me check my Goodreads… A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
    Book 14: The Wilder Girls?
    Book 17: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    The question marks signal my guesses but I’m pretty sure about Book 12 and 17. This was so much harder than I thought it would be and this is such a cool idea!

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  3. ok here we go!!!

    1. middlegame
    3. the pisces?? idr if you liked the pisces lmao
    6. the goldfinch?
    7. never let me go!
    9. looking for alaska?
    10. everything i never told you
    13. one of trc books! trb? trk??
    14. wilder girls
    17. the 7 husbands of evelyn hugo
    18. station eleven?

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  4. Ally!! I love this idea!! Also, I’m 90% sure that I haven’t read these (except one), so these are complete guesses!! I start off really strong, but it all goes downhill rather quickly…

    1. Gideon the Ninth
    2. Strange the Dreamer
    3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    4. Aurora Rising
    5. wtf?!!!
    6. The Goldfinch
    7. what are you reading??
    8. nope
    9. I feel like this is a John Green novel… the one with the girl and the smoking… can’t remember what it’s called.
    10. If I Stay
    11. .
    12. .
    13. THE RAVEN BOYS!!!!
    14. Wilder Girls
    15. The Hunger Games with magic??
    16. .
    17. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    18. .
    19. .
    20. .

    Yeah, I’ve got nothing for a lot of them!! 😂

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    1. Ahhh thank you, Meeghan!!

      Okay these were really great guesses. But no to: Gideon the Ninth, Eleanor Oliphant (though two people have guessed that!), Aurora Rising, and If I stay. The full list is in the post, if you want to know the rest! And you’re the first to get Strange the Dreamer!

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  5. Okay, so let me start by mentioning that I am bad at this. So:
    Book 2: Strange the Dreamer
    Book 4: Aurora Rising (maybe, I haven’t read it but I know it is set in space)
    Book 15: I have no idea. I thought it was Six of Crows… but there’s no competition in SoC if I remember correctly so I don’t know
    Book 17: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    As you can see, I am not good at this XD. This post was so fun, it definitely was a fantastic idea! But now I really need to know your favorite 20 books. I NEED ANSWERS!

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    1. You were right about Strange the Dreamer and Evelyn Hugo! Book 4 was Red Rising by Pierce Brown and 15 was Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim!

      Thank you! 💕💕 I’ve posted the full list in the post, if you want to know the rest!

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  6. This is such a cool post!! I am sooo confused though 😅😂 Here are some of my guesses:
    2) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
    4) Red Rising by Pierce Brown?
    5) I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
    7) Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    10) Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng?? I’m very unsure about this one though 😅
    11) Is this Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson? I’ve heard a lot about it, but haven’t read it yet…
    12) This isn’t Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, is it? 🙈
    13) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
    17) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid!!
    I have no clue about the others though 😁 I am so curious now!!

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  7. I’ll start off by saying that I definitely haven’t read most of these but I’m going to try my best anwyways and maybe throw in a few joke guesses! At the very least I’ve heard of some of these and/or want to read them.

    1. I think this one is Middlegame ??
    2. strange the dreamer ???
    3. THE BELL JAR – the ultimate depressed white woman book.
    4. red rising??
    5. this sounds cool as hell
    6. The Goldfinch
    7. Never Let Me Go!!!
    8. ???
    9. The Secret History ??
    10. Everything I Never Told You
    11. Depression and Other Magic Tricks ??
    12. This could be so many!!
    13. I think this is the Raven Boys
    14. WILDER GIRLS ?!!?
    15. isn’t this just the whole ya fantasy genre??
    16. the great gatsby lol idk
    17. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    18. Station Eleven ??? ??
    19. ???
    20. Jane Eyre.

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    1. Okay these were such good guesses!! You’re the first one to get The Bell Jar! The only ones you got wrong were Gatsby and Jane Eyre, though both were good guesses. The rest are listed in the post!

      Also yes, 15 is basically just YA fantasy but I LOVE IT

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