Buying books is a daily temptation for the ravenous bookworms here at Writer’s Relief. With so many wonderful books available, it can be hard to choose just one to add to your TBR list. We’ve scoured both real and virtual bookshelves to come up with some undoubtedly non-scientific questions for this quiz to help you decide which great book you should buy today. (Our unofficial answer: all of them!)
Quiz: Which Great Book Should You Buy Next?
Which scenario do you daydream about?
- Saving the day
- Solving a mystery
- Being a successful artist
- Overcoming an obstacle
How would you spend time on your dream vacation?
- Visiting the pyramids in Egypt
- Taking a ghost tour in New Orleans
- Skiing in Aspen
- Sipping espresso in Italy
Which is your favorite type of meal?
- Buffet spread of meats, bread, vegetables, and desserts
- Movie night pizza, popcorn, and sweets
- Romantic pasta dinner for two
- Shareable charcuterie board
Which author inspires you the most?
- Suzanne Collins
- Stephen King
- Malala Yousafzai
What is your favorite reading weather?
- Cool and overcast
- Warm and sunny
Which is your favorite genre?
Which quote do you like best?
- “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien
- “I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend.” Mary Shelley
- “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou
- “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” Anne Frank
Which movie do you like best?
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Friday The 13th
- Call Me By Your Name
- Eat, Pray, Love
You love exciting adventures! Labyrinth Lost is the first book in a fantasy series about Alex, a powerful teenage bruja who tries to rid herself of magic. But when the spell she casts backfires, it endangers her whole family.
You may enjoy horror stories, but don’t read this one in the dark! A modern story for horror fans, The Girl From The Well follows Okiku, a vengeful spirit who frees the tethered ghosts of murdered children. Okiku’s mission takes an unexpected turn when she meets Tark, a boy with demons trapped in the tattoos on his skin. Tark needs to be freed, but there’s one problem: If the demon dies, so does its host.
You can’t resist reading great poetry! Don’t Call Us Dead is your next must-read, offering unforgettable lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. This collection by slam poet Danez Smith about Black bodies and queer people with HIV will touch your heart and make you laugh and cry.
Memoirs are your go-to read! In Untamed, Glennon Doyle explores how she learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. This inspirational memoir shows how we must trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts—because the braver we are, the luckier we get.
Any one—or all—of these books would be a worthy addition to your reading list, but you don’t have to limit yourself to these titles. If a different book sparks your interest, that’s the one you should buy!
Question: Which book will you be buying? One of these, or a different one? Tell us the title in the comments!