Can We Guess What’s on Your Summer Reading List?

By: Jennifer Post

Can We Guess What’s on Your Summer Reading List?
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About This Quiz

It's like, school is done, and they get you excited about summer and all this time that you have off. But then they trick you and make you read books that you'll be tested on in the next school year? When does it end? The good news is that not all summer reading books have to be boring and irrelevant to your life. There are millions of books out there, and yet only some make it onto the prestigious summer reading lists. While there is a logical explanation to that (copyright, approvals, etc.), it doesn't negate the fact that no one wants to sit around reading when they could be at the pool or beach.

As an adult, you get to pick your own summer reading books, and reading magically becomes enjoyable when you get to choose the book! This quiz is for you. What are you reading while your kids are playing outside? Which novel are you digging your nose into while dinner is cooking? Summertime is the perfect occasion for getting in as much reading as you can, especially since you can do it outside. Think we can guess what you've got on the docket this year? Take this quiz, and we will!

What type of books do you normally read?
Coming of age stories
Classics
Female empowerment
Biographies

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How do you kill time at the beach?
Under the umbrella
Writing
Sleeping
Playing with my kids

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If you could travel anywhere right now, where would it be?
A farm in the country
The Hamptons
New England
Washington D.C.

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Can a book really be judged by its cover?
It shouldn't be.
It can, but I prefer word of mouth.
Some of the best books I've read I chose because of the cover.
It depends on the genre.

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About how many pages would your ideal book be?
About 200 is perfect.
I'll read any length.
300 or more
I'm looking for something that will take a while to read.

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Do you want a series or a book that stands alone?
I could go for either.
I like stand-alone books.
Series are so much more fun.
Stand alone, but where the author has a bunch of different books.

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Did you ever read Sherlock Holmes books when you younger?
I was more a Nancy Drew person.
I didn't get into it until much later.
I've never read them!
I think I've read a couple.

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If you could only read one type of book every summer for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Lighthearted love stories
Historical non-fiction
Thriller/mystery
Memoirs

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What was the most dreaded part of being forced to read books in school?
Not having a choice
Having to write a book report
Nothing, I've always liked reading.
Not being able to keep up

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Do you like to explore the dark sides of wealth in books?
That's very specific.
Sounds fun!
If it was fiction
I'd actually prefer a true story.

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Are you planning any vacations this summer?
Just to the beach
I'm going to Italy.
A lot of long weekends to the lake
I'm going to Mexico for two weeks.

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Do you read travel books before you go away on a trip?
I like to wing it.
Sometimes
Only if I'm going out of the country
Couldn't hurt

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Where do you keep your collection of precious books?
On a bookshelf
In my e-reader
All over the place
In my bedroom

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How do you want to feel when you're reading a new book?
Like a new person
Like anything can happen
I feel free.
Curious and excited

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When you're buried in a book, where do you like to be?
In my bed
On the couch
Outside on the deck
Anywhere peaceful

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Is there a beverage that is synonymous with summer reading?
Lemonade
Iced tea
A milkshake
Iced coffee

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What about snacks? What are you munching on while immersing yourself in a book?
Potato chips
Chocolate chip cookies
Fruit
Pizza

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Where do you get most of your books from?
The bookstore
Online
My local library
A used book store

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Can you read for a while without falling asleep?
Depends what time it is
If it's a good book, I can.
20 minutes tops
I could read for hours and hours.

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How would you describe yourself as a person in one word?
Motivated
Welcoming
Emotional
Brave

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What kind of art do you like to either look at or create?
Watercolor paintings
I like charcoal drawings.
Art isn't my thing.
Anything by Vincent Van Gogh

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Is there one thing about summer that makes it so perfect for starting a new read?
The warm weather
The endless possibilities
Wanting to be outside yourself
Experiencing something through someone else's eyes

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Has a book ever changed your life?
Every book I read changes my life.
I love learning from books, but changed my life? No.
Maybe for a week or so
Only one book has ever touched me like that.

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Does your taste in books match your taste in movies?
Pretty much!
I can read a lot more cheesy things than I can watch.
I'll read or watch anything.
It's exactly the same.

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Which school subject did you actually look forward to attending?
Math
Art
English
Political science

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If you could spend your summer anywhere, where would you spend it?
The French Riviera
A house on the lake
Home sweet home
In a beach mansion

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When you're not reading, what summer activity are you doing?
Hiking
Swimming
Standing in front of the air conditioning
Eating brunch

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Which ice cream flavor could you eat endless scoops of?
Vanilla
Dark chocolate chunk
Blueberry
Espresso

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On an average summer day, what are you wearing?
The same stuff I wear all year long
A cute dress
A bathing suit
Shorts and a t-shirt

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During the summer, do you ever dream of fall?
Every day
Sometimes, but I try to enjoy the moment.
I never want summer to be over.
Honestly, summer isn't my favorite.

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