What Book Genre is Your Personality?


Everyone can appreciate a well-crafted book in any genre, but sometimes even the most well-read can show favoritism. Take this fun quiz to determine which genre of book most matches your personality!


On a rainy day, which book would you rather curl up with?

10 points: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway.

20 points: The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien.

30 points: Common Sense, Thomas Paine.

40 points: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins.


Where is your favorite place to read a book?

10 points: By the fireplace at a nearly empty used bookstore.

20 points: In the car on the way to Comic-Con.

30 points: While hiking, camping, or sailing on a lake.

40 points: In my bed, under the covers, with a flashlight.


What’s your drink of choice?

10 points: Hot tea, probably something flowery like Earl Grey or chamomile.

20 points: Butterbeer.

30 points: Good old-fashioned water, maybe a slice of lemon.

40 points: Milk, with either Oreos or chocolate chip cookies to dip in it.


Which way is the only way to read a book?

10 points: Leather-bound hardback, probably a first edition; smells like old mothballs.

20 points: A great deal you saw at the bookstore – a boxed set of paperbacks with that one illustrator everyone loves.

30 points: The free or $0.99 copy from the Kindle store.

40 points: The signed, personalized copy that cost you a fortune on eBay but is totally worth it.


Pick an animal to read with.

10 points: Your dog and most trusted companion.

20 points: A fire-breathing dragon.

30 points: A beaver, but only if he chops wood for your campfire.

40 points: Your fluffy new kitten.


Add up your points and compare with the chart below.


Literary Fiction Reader (50 – 80 points): You’re a classics lover, through and through. Sympathetic and kind, you tend to focus on the small joys in life. Curl up on the couch, pour yourself a cup of tea, and dig into that Jane Austen novel!

Fantasy/Science Fiction Reader (90 – 120 points): Nothing excites you more than world building, and you can tell when an author does it well. You’re a nerd and proud of it. You probably taught yourself elvish and know the names of every character in the Dune universe. Break out that cosplay and be yourself!

Nonfiction Reader (130 – 160 points): You’re practical and innovative. While you may enjoy a few novels that really speak to you, you prefer the down-to-earth, informative content of nonfiction. Whether it’s a biography of Thomas Edison or a self-help guide to the real estate market, you’ve probably read it. You’re a real jack-of-all-trades!

YA Fiction Reader (170 – 200 points): YA may stand for young adult, but you believe all ages can appreciate the genre. Whether it’s romance, horror, dystopia, or fan-fiction, you can find a group of books that speak to you. You probably have a cute name for your fandom, too!


Which genre are you? Comment below what you got, and share this article with your friends!

One thought on “What Book Genre is Your Personality?

  1. Karin says:

    I took the quiz and so did two of my kids. The kids’ answers seemed accurate, but I think mine was off slightly. My daughter got the non-fiction, biographies, and some novels genre. My son got the science fiction/fantasy genre and I got that one too. I think my daughter’s genre is closer to me than the sci fi/fantasy genre, but I do like some of those type books. The quiz was fun!! Do more occasionally.


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