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Sorry, But If You're Not A Total Bookworm There's No Way You're Passing This Quiz

It's time to judge these babies by their covers!

  1. Let's start off easy – what book is this?

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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    The scar, the platform number, and the giant Hogwarts express are huge giveaways. It's a huge success now, but J.K's manuscript was rejected 12 times before she finally found a publisher.

    Via Bloomsbury
  2. You must know what story this is:

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    The Handmaid's Tale

    You probably already know about the TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, but you might not know that Margaret Atwood herself has made a cameo in the show.

    Via Vintage
  3. If you don't know this one, I have no hope for you...

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    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby has sold over 25 million copies, but it wasn't always such a big hit – only 25,000 copies of the book were sold in Fitzgerald's lifetime. Oh, and the tale has just entered into the public domain, so if you've got a fan-fiction in mind, it's your time to shine!

    Via Scribner
  4. You must know the name of this classic:

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    Oh, the Places You'll Go

    This iconic story was the last book Dr. Seuss published during his lifetime.

    Via Penguin Random House LLC.
  5. What about this one?

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    A Clockwork Orange

    Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of this controversial novel was banned in many places, due to its "inflammatory" nature.

    Via Penguin Classics
  6. Do you know what tale this little guy belongs to?

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    The Little Prince

    or Le Petit Princethis French novella has sold over 140 million copies and is one of the most translated books around the world!

    Via Penguin Modern Classics
  7. Do you which story this serene cover tells?

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    The Life of Pi

    In 2012, this early '00s book was adapted into a feature film directed by Ang Lee.

    Via Canongate Books Ltd
  8. What story are these ladies in?

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    Little Women

    The sisters in this heartwarming tale are based on Louisa M. Alcott's own sisters.

    Via Classic Louisa May Alcott
  9. I'm sure you recognise this cover, but what novel is it?

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    The Catcher In The Rye

    This coming of age novel is one of the most banned books in America, due to its offensive language and sexually explicit material.

    Via Little, Brown and Company
  10. This cover is simple but effective. What book is it?

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    Twilight

    According to Stephanie Meyer, the apple on the cover was used to symbolise the forbidden love sparked between Edward and Bella.

    Via Little, Brown and Company
  11. This minimalist cover was named Waterstone's 2018 book of the year. Do you know it?

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    Normal People

    This touching story was adapted into a TV series that was just as heartwrenching as the novel.

    Via Faber and Faber
  12. Do you know the title of this harrowing-looking tale?

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    Lord of the Flies

    This British story is seemingly too shocking for some – it's so dark that it's the eighth most banned book in the United States.

    Via Riverhead Books / Perigree
  13. And what story does this mystery tree belong to?

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    To Kill A Mockingbird

    This coming of age novel was voted as the number one book that everyone should read before they die. So if you haven't read it yet, you better get a move on!

    Via Lippincott
  14. What about this abstract cover?

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    Brave New World

    Like many other greats, this novel was banned in many countries due to its racy content, and you might be surprised to learn that this dystopian tale started out as a parody.

    Via Chatto & Windus
  15. Do you know which book possesses this hypnotising cover?

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    The Bell Jar

    This classic almost didn't come to be – it was initially rejected, and was even described as "disappointing, juvenile, and overwrought" by one publisher.

    Via Faber and Faber
  16. This novel is the first in a series that has been adapted into a stage show and a TV series. Can you name it?

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    Noughts & Crosses

    The series is huge – there are five novels and three novellas, and in 2019 the BBC included the first instalment in its list of 100 Most Inspiring Novels.

    Via Random House
  17. And finally, do you know the epic story that this vast landscape belongs to?

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    The Hobbit

    This epic story has had many different covers, but this one is the first edition, and it's Tolkien's original artwork.

    Via HarperCollins Publishers Ltd / George Allen & Unwin

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