Guess the Book Titles Using Only Emoji

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I tell people that I got a degree in English Literature so I would secure a high paying job at a literary non-profit with an unlimited salad bar, rosé on tap, and a personal chauffeur, but the real reason for my four (very expensive) years in university was to hone my bar trivia skills so I’m acing the book questions and bringing glory to my team (Team Billy, named after my dog, Billy the dog).

I’ve combined my love for bar trivia, my knowledge of literature, and a millennial penchant for communicating solely in emojis to present to you my life’s work: a “Guess the Book Titles Using Only Emoji” quiz. Can’t figure it out? No worries, you’re only a little bit of a doofus and I’m only judging you a a teeny bit for sneaking a peek at the answers listed at the bottom.


Answers

1. I Love Dick by Chris Kraus

2. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

5. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

6. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

7. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

8. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

9. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

10. The Waves by Virginia Woolf

11. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Marcia Marquez

12. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

13. Animal Farm by George Orwell

14. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

15. Watership Down by Richard Adams

16. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

17. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

18. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

19. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

20. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

21. The Girl on The Train by Paul Hawkins

22. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

23. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

24. Swing Time by Zadie Smith

25. The Pisces by Melissa Broder

26. Made for Love by Alissa Nutting

27. Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet

28. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

29. The Vegetarian by Han Kang

30. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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