Book Trivia Questions and Answers
What is the best-selling novel of all time?
Who wrote the Harry Potter series?
What classic novel is about a whale and a vengeful captain?
In what novel is a pig named Wilbur saved from slaughter by a spider named Charlotte?
Who wrote The Catcher in the Rye?
What novel, set in Afghanistan, tells the story of a boy named Amir and his servant Hassan?
What book, by Harper Lee, is about racial injustice in a small Alabama town and features the character of Atticus Finch?
In what novel does a man named Santiago set out to catch a giant marlin?
What book, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about a man named Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of the American Dream?
What children’s book is about a young boy who befriends a giant, kindhearted creature?
What novel, by George Orwell, is a dystopian story about a society where citizens are constantly monitored and controlled?
What book series, written by Suzanne Collins, features a girl named Katniss Everdeen who competes in a televised fight to the death?
In what novel does a group of boys become stranded on an island and struggle to survive without adult supervision?
What novel, by Mary Shelley, tells the story of a scientist who creates a living creature and then rejects it?
What book, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is a magical realism novel about a family in a fictional South American town?
Who wrote the novel Pride and Prejudice?
What book, by Harper Lee, features the character of Scout Finch and her brother Jem, and is set during the Great Depression in the Southern United States?
In what novel is the character Holden Caulfield introduced?
Who wrote the novel Dracula?
What novel, by Margaret Atwood, is a dystopian story set in a future where women are enslaved and used for their reproductive abilities?
What book, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is the first in a series set in Middle-earth and follows the journey of hobbit Frodo Baggins to destroy the One Ring?
Who wrote the novel Wuthering Heights?
What author penned the best-selling 21st-century NYC novel “Let the Great World Spin”?
In what novel is the character Holden Caulfield expelled from prep school?
What book, by Leo Tolstoy, is a sweeping epic about the lives of several aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic era?
Who wrote the novel, Jane Eyre?
What novel, by John Steinbeck, follows the journey of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, during the Great Depression?
In what book does a young orphan named Pip encounter a mysterious benefactor who changes his life?
What novel, by Ray Bradbury, is a dystopian story about a future society where books are banned and “firemen” burn any that are found?
Who wrote the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray?
What novel, by Mark Twain, is a classic coming-of-age story set in the American South and follows the adventures of a boy named Huck Finn and his friend Jim, a runaway slave?
What is the name of Captain Ahab’s ship?
In what novel is the character Holden Caulfield institutionalised in a mental hospital?
What book, by John Green, is a young adult novel about two teenagers with cancer who fall in love?
Who wrote the novel 1984?
In what novel is the character Scout Finch introduced?
What book, by Agatha Christie, features detective Hercule Poirot and takes place on a train?
Who wrote the novel The Chronicles of Narnia?
In what novel does the character Holden Caulfield wander around New York City after leaving prep school?
What book, by Jules Verne, tells the story of an adventurous journey to the center of the Earth?
Who wrote the novel Little Women?
What novel, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a feminist classic about a woman who is driven insane by the patriarchal society she lives in?
In what novel is the character Atticus Finch a prominent figure in the courtroom defending a black man?
What book, by Jane Austen, follows the romantic relationships of the Bennet sisters in 19th-century England?
Who wrote the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude?
In what novel is the character Jay Gatsby introduced?
What book, by J.K. Rowling, is the fifth in the Harry Potter series?
In what novel is the character Bilbo Baggins introduced?
What book, by Ray Bradbury, is a collection of science fiction short stories including “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451”?
What book, by Harper Lee, is a follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird and features an older Scout Finch?
In what novel does the character Sherlock Holmes make his first appearance?
What book, by Roald Dahl, is about a young girl who is sent to a boarding school with a cruel headmistress and befriends a kindly teacher and a group of girls with magical powers?
Who wrote the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?
In what novel is the character Lennie Small introduced?
What book, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, is a beloved classic about a little prince who travels through space and time on a quest for knowledge and friendship?
Which author wrote all her books (including Mrs. Dalloway) while standing?
What is the title of the popular book and recent TV series about two families living in 1990s Shaker Heights that opens with a family home catching fire?
Code-switching and police violence are major themes in what 2017 young-adult novel by Angie Thomas?
In what novel is the character Holden Caulfield a disillusioned teenager wandering the streets of New York City?
What book, by Jane Austen, is about the romantic entanglements of Emma Woodhouse, a wealthy and independent young woman?
Who wrote the novel The Sun Also Rises?
In what novel is the character Atticus Finch the defense attorney for Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape in the segregated South?
What book, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is the first in The Lord of the Rings trilogy?
Who wrote the novel Gone with the Wind?
In what novel is the character Elizabeth Bennet the second-oldest of five sisters seeking to marry well in 19th-century England?
What book, by Toni Morrison, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the life of a former slave named Sethe and her family after the Civil War?
In what novel is the character Scout Finch a young girl coming of age in a small Southern town during the 1930s?
What book, by Mary Shelley, is a Gothic horror novel about a scientist who creates a monster?
In what novel is the character Jane Eyre a governess who falls in love with her employer, Mr. Rochester?
What book, by George R.R. Martin, is the first in the A Song of Ice and Fire series?
Who wrote the novel The Color Purple?
What book, by Arthur Golden, is about a young girl in pre-World War II Japan who becomes a geisha?
Where does the Wizard live in The Wizard of Oz?
In what novel is the character Ebenezer Scrooge visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future?
What book, by Harper Lee, is a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird?
In what novel is the character Bilbo Baggins recruited by a wizard and a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure from a dragon?
What book, by Harper Lee, is a collection of letters that she wrote to friends and acquaintances over the years?
In what novel is the character Holden Caulfield institutionalized after having a nervous breakdown?
What book, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is about a man who lives for more than a century and witnesses many of the important events of his time?
In what novel is the character Hester Prynne forced to wear a scarlet letter as punishment for committing adultery?
What book, by Jane Austen, is about the romantic lives of the Bennett sisters?
Who wrote the novel The Count of Monte Cristo?
In what novel is the character Elizabeth Bennet pursued by the wealthy Mr. Darcy?
What book, by Aldous Huxley, is a dystopian novel about a society where people are controlled through pleasure and drugs?
Who wrote the novel A Tale of Two Cities?
In what novel is the character Atticus Finch a lawyer defending a black man accused of rape in the 1930s?
What book, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is a psychological novel about a man who commits murder and then grapples with his guilt?
The Cricket on the Hearth is a holiday novel, not nearly as well known as “A Christmas Carol,” by what British author?
In what novel is the character Heathcliff a dark, brooding man who is passionately in love with Catherine Earnshaw?
What book, by Joseph Heller, is a satirical novel about the absurdities of war?
Who wrote the novel The Shining?
In what novel is the character Holden Caulfield expelled from boarding school and embarks on a journey to find himself?
What book, by Harper Lee, is a memoir about her father and his influence on her life?
Who wrote the novel Lord of the Flies?
In what novel is the character John Yossarian a World War II bombardier who tries to avoid flying more missions?
What book, by Arthur Miller, is a play about the Salem witch trials?
In what novel is the character Jay Gatsby a mysterious millionaire who throws extravagant parties?
Who wrote the novel The Grapes of Wrath?
The book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen takes place in what era?
Which actor played the role of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, adapted from the book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald?
In which town is the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee set?
Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights recounts the tragic romance between which two lovers?
What is the name of Jane Austen’s last unfinished novel?
How many volumes are in Marcel Proust’s novel à La Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time)?
What was the working title of Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel Gone With the Wind?
Who wrote Rip Van Winkle?
The book The Martian Chronicles was written by whom?
Chronologically, this novel comes first in C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia series.
During which century was John Milton’s Paradise Lost written?
What is the name of the villain Egghead?
Who is Leopold Bloom’s wife in Ulysses?
The hero Beowulf faces a monster known by what name?
The phrase “dark horse” comes from what 1831 novel?
In what Philip K. Dick’s novel does bounty hunter Rick Deckard track down a group of androids?
In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, many humans leave Earth for which planet?
What is the name of John’s true love in Nicholas Sparks’ Dear John?
How many rejections did Louis L’Amour receive before being published?
What was the first book sold on Amazon.com?
Who did C.S. Lewis base the protagonist of his Space Trilogy on?
A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book of A Song of Ice and Fire series, was authored by whom?
What Spanish author wrote more than 5,000 novels?
What was the first novel ever written?
Which story authored by Washington Irving has the character Ichabod Crane?
What was the original title of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451?
What is the title of the third book in the series Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?
What is the name of the author who wrote The Book Thief?
In what year was Of Mice and Men published?
In which state do Mark Twain’s characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn live?
What is the smallest book in the Welsh National Library?
What Russian dramatist wrote The Inspector General?
What novel features a character named D-503?
What happened to the original manuscript of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men?
What poet wrote the following lines: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I… I took the one less travelled by”?
What famous author was a descendant of one of the Salem witches?
The U2 song Shadows and Tall Trees is taken from a chapter title in what famous book?
Who is the only author to publish books in 9 of the 10 Dewey Decimal categories?
What famous literary character offers this sage advice: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be”?
What writer coined the phrase “ships that pass in the night”?
What is the subtitle of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?
Which of Shakespeare’s plays features a sorcerer named Prospero?
What novel features characters named Ayla, Broud, Creb, and Iza?
Who is the protagonist of The Hunger Games?
What famous novelist once dated the daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill?
Which character is pregnant at the beginning of The Grapes of Wrath?
What percent of books sold in the U.S. in 2004 sold more than 5,000 copies?
What novel begins with: “Call me Ishmael”?
What writer had more than 70 different pen names?
At the beginning of Lord of the Flies, what is their only means of making fire?
E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey was originally fan fiction for which book series?
What did Aldous Huxley and C. S. Lewis have in common?
What is the name of the series that used the second-person perspective and turned the reader into the one deciding the outcome of the books?
Which science fiction author wrote Starship Troopers?
Sir Walter Scott is known for his historical novels about which country?
The story of the Dashwood sisters is stated in which classic novel by Jane Austen?
What published book centers around marriage during the Victorian era, describing the fascination that a group of sisters has over one man?
What children’s novel features the characters Tweedledee and Tweedledum?
How many ghosts visited Scrooge?
What classic book written by Oscar Wilde has to do with immortality?
What is the name of one of the most adapted characters from the famous novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
What color was Anna Karenina’s bag in the Tolstoy novel of the same name?
First published in 1842, The Masque of the Red Death is a short story by which American writer?
George Eliot is the pen name of which author?
In which year did Charles Dickens die?
What play by Tennessee Williams contains characters named “Big Daddy” and “Big Mama”?
What is the name of the protagonist in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter?
When was the first Harry Potter book published?
Who wrote the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are?
According to legend, who was King Arthur’s wife?
In the book, The Once And Future King, what is the name of Merlin’s owl?
What was the first fiction novel to be published in English?
Who introduced the phrase, ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’?
How old was Mary Shelley when she started writing Frankenstein?
The Lion King is a movie loosely inspired by which of Shakespeare’s dramas?
What type of animal is Bagheera in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book?
Who is the director of the 2019 movie Little Women adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s book?
Thirteen Reasons Why is a series based on which author’s book?
Who played the role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga?
In which year did the movie based on Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook get released?
Who played the role of Elizabeth Bennet in the movie based on Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice?
Who wrote The Da Vinci Code?
Who is the author of The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind?
To The Lighthouse is a book written by which classic period author?
What is the name of the protagonist in John Green’s Looking For Alaska?
What is the name of the memoir written by Michelle Obama in 2018?
Mariam and Laila are the protagonists of which book written by Khaled Hosseini?
In the book Curious George, who is the monkey’s companion?
How many books are in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series written by Stieg Larsson?
Santiago, a Shepherd boy, is the protagonist of which book written by Paulo Coelho?
Which detective series focuses on two brothers, Frank and Joe, solving mysteries?
What is the name of Tom Sawyer’s best friend in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?
Who wrote Charlotte’s Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, and Stuart Little?
The Kite Runner is the first published book by which author?
What are the names of the three musketeers in the book written by Alexandre Dumas?
Which classic book by J. M. Barrie opens with the line, “All children, except one, grew up”?
Who wrote the political satire also loved as a children’s book titled Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
Who wrote the book, Lord Of The Flies?
What Belgian book series became a long-running cartoon series about blue people who were only three apples tall?
Which children’s story, begins with a boat being wrecked in the middle of nowhere during a sea storm and a family’s survival as they live on an island?
What is the name of Stephen King’s first published novel?
What kind of hat does the cat wear in Dr. Seuss’s book The Cat in the Hat?
What was the name of Sherlock Holmes’ arch-enemy?
Which author wrote about a boy named Charlie visiting a chocolate factory after winning a golden ticket?
What color is Pippi’s hair in Pippi Longstocking?
In the book Freaky Friday, Annabel changes bodies with whom?
What popular Disney movie, with Julie Andrews as the “practically perfect” nanny, was originally a novel written by P. L. Travers?
Which first book in the series by Hugh Lofting is named after the main character, who has the ability to talk to animals?
In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, what type of animal is Boxer?
How many siblings did Jane Austen have?
How many seasons does the book-adapted TV series The Vampire Diaries have?
What is the name of the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy?
What is used as the portal to Narnia in C. S. Lewis’s children’s fantasy series?
Who wrote the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
What is the name of the 1965 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert?
In J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series, who does Harry marry?
Who wrote the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?
In what year was The Catcher in the Rye published?
How many books are in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy?
What is the name of the protagonist in Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre?
In what year was Animal Farm published?
What is the title of Harper Lee’s second book, released in 2015, 55 years after her first book?
Who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series?
What is the title of J.K Rowling’s first book in the Harry Potter series?
Who wrote The Princess Bride?
In what year was Little Women published?
What is the name of William Golding’s renowned classic novel about a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island?
Who wrote the novel The Hobbit?
What is the name of the fictional town in Stephen King’s horror novel, It?
Who wrote The Great Gatsby?
In what year was A Wrinkle in Time published?
Who wrote the novel, Rebecca?
Who wrote the novel The Fault in Our Stars?
In what year was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland published?
What is the title of J.D. Salinger’s first and only published novel?
Who wrote The Giver?
In what year was Charlotte’s Web published?
What is the name of the protagonist in Stephen King’s novel The Shining?
Who wrote Catcher in Rye?
Who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?
What is the title of Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel about an old fisherman and a big fish?
Who wrote The Cat in the Hat?
What is the title of J.R.R. Tolkien’s sequel to The Hobbit?
In what year was Slaughterhouse-Five published?
What is the title of Charles Dickens’s classic novel about an orphaned street peddler?
Who wrote The Outsiders?
In what year was Lord of the Flies published?
Who wrote 1984?
What is the title of John Steinbeck’s novel about a family of migrant workers?
Who wrote The Hunger Games?
What is that one Marvel film that doesn’t have a post-credit scene?
What is the name of the narrator in Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
Who wrote A Wrinkle in Time?
Who wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude?
What is the title of J.K Rowling’s seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series?
Who wrote Frankenstein?
In what year was To Kill a Mockingbird published?
Who wrote Jurassic Park?
What is the title of Stephen King’s novel about a group of criminals in search of buried treasure?
In what year was Gone with the Wind published?
What is the title of Jack London’s novel about a young dog in search of his place in the world?
What is the title of Jules Verne’s story about an underground journey to the center of the Earth?
In what year was The Old Man and the Sea published?
Who is the second-most trusted hero in the Justice League?
What is the title of Ernest Hemingway’s novel about an American expatriate during WWI in Paris?
Who wrote One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest?
Who wrote The Alphabet Versus the Goddess?
What is the title of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel about censorship and book burning?
Who wrote Little Women?
In what year was Lord of the Rings published?
Who wrote Old Man and the Sea?
In what year was The Cat in the Hat published?
In what year were One Hundred Years of Solitude published?
Who wrote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?
Who wrote The Stand?
What is the title of J.R. Tolkien’s trilogy that begins with The Fellowship of the Ring?
In what year was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows released?
What is the title of Charlotte Brontë’s novel about a young woman’s growing independence?
In the DC Universe, who has a higher IQ than Batman?
In what year was The Stand published?
In what year was Jane Eyre published?