January Book Notes Quiz

Book Notes Plus is an interesting blog written by library patron Gerald Lively. Here is the January quiz from his blog, which we hope you’ll enjoy!

These are 25 pairs of literary works that have one thing in common: The last word in the first title, and the first word in the second title are the same (disregarding words like “The,” “A,” “An,” “To,” and “And” if they represent the first word of the second title). Your job is to name the works. Here is an example: A play by Lorraine Hansberry and a novel by Ernest Hemingway is the clue. The answer would be A Raisin in the Sun and (TheSun Also Rises. A novel by Jonathan Swift and a book by John Steinbeck would yield Gulliver’s Travels and Travels with Charlie. If you can’t guess the answers, feel free to look up the works written by one or both authors.

You can find the answers on his Quiz Answers page.

  1. The first Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. A novel by Margaret Mitchell and a novel by Kenneth Grahame
  3. A novel by John Grisham and a novel by Harper Lee
  4. A novel by Gillian Flynn and the first in a trilogy of novels by Stieg Larsson
  5. A nonfiction book by Stephen Ambrose and a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  6. A novel by Richard Wright and a novel by Gregory Maguire
  7. A novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and an epic poem by John Milton
  8. A novel by Louisa May Alcott and a novel by D. H. Lawrence
  9. A novella by Ernest Hemingway and a nonfiction book by Rachel Carson
  10. A novel by Jack Kerouac and a nonfiction book by F. A. Hayek
  11. A novel by John Fowles and a novel by Wilkie Collins
  12. A novel by Salman Rushdie and a play by Mark Medoff
  13. A novel by Anthony Burgess and a nonfiction book by Piper Kernan
  14. A novel by Stephenie Meyer and a novel by Elie Wiesel
  15. A novel by Markus Zusak and a novel by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
  16. A novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and a novel by Pat Conroy
  17. A novel by Penelope Lively (I couldn’t resist!) and a novel by Frederick Forsyth
  18. A novel by Henry Miller and a novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  19. A novel by Erich Segal and a novel by David Wroblewski
  20. A novel by Neil White and a short story by Bret Harte
  21. A novel by Mitch Albom and a nonfiction book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
  22. A nonfiction book by Sigmund Freud and an autobiography by Barack Obama
  23. A self-help book by Dale Carnegie and a novel by Geraldine Brooks
  24. A novel by Ernest J. Gaines and a nonfiction book by John Gray
  25. A children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown and a novel by W. Somerset Maugham

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