QUIZ: What literary genre are you?

QUIZ: What literary genre are you?

It’s your time to shine, book fans!

Find out if you’re more of a Jane Austen or an Edgar Allan Poe kind of person. But whether you’re into epics or biographies, romance or science fiction, we all know the key thing is to find a book you like and let it take you on a journey. Having said that, let’s get started!

1. Pick a drink

A. Red Kool-Aid

B. Beer

C.Hot Chocolate

D. Coffee

2. Pick a carnival attraction

A. Hall of Mirrors

B. Rollercoaster

C. Games of chance

D. Games of skill

3. Pick a color

A. Black

B. Blue

C. Red

D. Brown

4. Pick an art piece

A. Francisco Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son

B. Federico Barocci’s Aeneas flees burning Troy 

C. Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer above the Sea of Fog

D. Marc Riboud’s The Ultimate Confrontation: The Flower and the Bayonet

5. Pick a house

A. Old Victorian house

B. Castle

C. Cottage

D. Log cabin

6. Pick a kind of candy

A. Licorice

B. Kombu Ame (Seaweed candy)

C. Chocolates

D. Mints

7. Pick a vacation spot

A. Scottish Highlands

B. Costa Rica

C. Prague

D.New York

So what’s your literary genre? 

If you answered

Mostly A’s: Horror


You’re a regular Stephen Hawking or Edgar Allan Poe over there! There’s something fun about the rush after a good scare, and you get it. You also appreciate getting fridge horror from a particularly creepy story. You’re also wary of other people, though, because like every good horror novel though, you know that the real monsters aren’t the vampires or ghosts, but the dark part in every person.

Suggested books: Carrie by Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft’s works


Mostly B’s: Epic Adventure


You’re the ultimate traveler, and it’s hard for you to keep still when there are so many places to see and things to try. You’d rather not spend on the latest gadgets or shoes to save for your next trip. Whenever you’re on your adventures, you do what the locals do to get the full experience. You have so many interesting stories to share, and you don’t hesitate to regale your friends and family about those times you got lost but had more fun in the process.

Suggested Books: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien


Mostly C’s: Romance


It is a truth universally acknowledged that we all need a little love sometimes. We live in crazy times so you appreciate any opportunity to settle into your favorite seat, maybe wrap yourself in a warm blanket, and lose yourself to stories of people getting their happy endings (or not-so-happy endings). You’ll read the book, whether it’s Jane Austen or anything featuring Fabio’s face and luscious hair, to get the warm, fuzzy feeling. Other people may not get it, but you keep doing you.

Suggested Books: Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen


Mostly D’s: Nonfiction

The Ultimate Confrontation: The Flower and the Bayonet

You’re not a fan of dilly-dallying so let’s get straight to the point: you’re brimming with curiosity and, just as adventurers can’t get tired of trying new things, you can’t get tired of learning something new. You know you don’t always need strange worlds or fantastic creatures to understand the world because there is so much to discover already.

Suggested Books: Outliers and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and Aguinaldo’s Breakfast by Ambeth Ocampo