There are many different types of readers. With so many books to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by what’s out there. Searching for books by genre is a great way to narrow down your options. Are you curious to know which book genre matches your personality? Are just looking to read something new and different? Take this quiz to find out which genre fits you best!
When you grow up, you want to be . . . A) a writer. B) an actor. C) an artist. D) a teacher.
Your favorite after-school activity is . . . A) the Quidditch team. B) the drama club. C) the art club. D) the yearbook committee.
When eating out at a restaurant, you . . . A) always try something new. You like to experiment with dishes you’ve never had before. B) tell the waiter a joke. What did bacon say to the tomato? Lettuce get together! C) draw an elaborate scene on your placemat. Extra crayons, please! D) order the same thing you always get. You can’t beat a side of French fries!
The cover of the last book you read . . . A) looks dark and mysterious. B) makes you giggle. It reminds you of the most hilarious part of the story. C) features a really cool illustration. D) shows a picture of a kid just like you!
Tonight you are most likely to have a dream about . . . A) going on an adventure in an alternate universe. B) playing a funny prank on a sibling or friend. C) becoming a famous artist one day. D) hanging out with your friends at school.
You are most afraid of . . . A) nothing! You are a fearless explorer! B) anyone without a sense of humor. You can’t imagine a life without laughter! C) your baby sister spilling something on your favorite book. The pictures would get ruined! D) arguing with your best friend. No one likes a disagreement!
Ready to find out which book genre you are? Count up your answers to find out!
If you answered mostly A’s: Your book genre is adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy. You are an explorer and an adventurer at heart. You wish you could attend Hogwarts or visit the Underland. You’re still not convinced that demi-gods don’t exist, and when it comes to reading, you’re ready to enter into a whole new world!
If you answered mostly B’s: Your book genre is humor and comedy. The sweet sound of laughter is like music to your ears, and you’re great at cheering up your friends or siblings with quotes from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. One year, you dressed up as Captain Underpants for Halloween. Hey, maybe someday you will become a comedian!
If you answered mostly C’s: Your book genre is graphic novels. You are an artist; you believe that no book is complete without images. You even create your own comics when you are bored. You are Wonderstruck when awesome drawings are an essential part of the story; it just makes you Smile. (Haha! Did you see what I did there? Wonderstruck and Smile are both book titles! Pretty clever, right?)
If you answered mostly D’s: Your book genre is realistic fiction. You love to read books that guide you on surviving school, dealing with friendship drama, or embracing your dorky side. You know there’s nothing better than reading about scenarios that could happen to you. Your favorite part of any story is feeling like the main characters become your friends!
Marisa, STACKS Intern