Can You Guess the Book Title From an Anagram of the Letters?


By: Annette

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About This Quiz

Do you love anagrams? Are you an avid reader? We've combined both of these fun pursuits into one great quiz. We challenge you to get them all right.

An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For instance, we can rearrange the letters of the word "angel" to form the word "glean." That's an anagram.

A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction. Some great novels include "Sense and Sensibility," "To Kill a Mockingbird," and "The Grapes of Wrath." 

What could be more fun than to combine novels and anagrams?!

But, let's be honest, making anagrams out of the titles of books has got to be tough. In all honesty, it's no tougher than guessing those anagrams. So, we've compiled here 35 anagrams based on well-known book titles. Here's a sample of what you can expect.

Which of the following is a book title based on the anagram Orbital Milk Docking:

a. "To Kill a Mockingbird"

b. "Last of the Mohicans"

c. "Price and Prejudice"

If you answered, To Kill a Mockingbird, you are correct, and you're ready to take this quiz.

Let's get started to find out how many of these book anagrams you can figure out.

Bathe Tarty Eggs

Bathe Tarty Eggs is an anagram for "The Great Gatsby." This Fitzgerald classic came out in 1925.


Orbital Milk Docking

Orbital Milk Docking is code for "To Kill a Mockingbird." This timeless novel was written by the late Harper Lee.


Dad Pierced Juniper

Dad Pierced Juniper translates into "Pride and Prejudice." Who can forget that Jane Austen classic?


The Fast Gopher War

"The Grapes of Wrath" can be jumbled into The Fast Gopher War. This book won the Nobel Prize in 1962.


Huge With the Grins

Huge With the Grins stands for "Wuthering Heights." Everyone should be reading the Bronte sisters.


Deprived Of Placid

Deprived of Placid translates into "David Copperfield." This masterpiece by Charles Dickens is now the name of a real life magician.


Holder of Itself

Holder of Itself turns into "Lord of the Flies." This is, of course, not to be confused with "Lord of the Rings."


Throw Death Flowers

Throw Death Flowers is a jumble of "The War of the Worlds." H.G. Wells published this book in 1898.


Tanners Knife

Tanners Knife is a jumble of "Frankenstein." This famous novel was written by Mary Shelley.


Thy Helix Thoughts Hit a Geekier Cad

This is a very long anagram for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." it was the first of a five-book series.


Delight for Hornets

Delight for Hornets translates into "The Lord of the Rings." Does there need to be any explanation about that novel?


Meet the Hurt Seekers

"The Three Musketeers" want you to Meet the Hurt Seekers. This famous book was written by Alexander Dumas.


Kangaroo Crew Lock

Kangaroo Crew Lock translates into "A Clockwork Orange." The famous book was written by Anthony Burgess.


Down While With Tinsel

Down While With Tinsel translates to "The Wind in the Willows." It is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908.


Effective Hornet Endurably Shrunk

Effective Hornet Endurably Shrunk stands for "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Everyone needs a little Mark Twain in their lives.


Metals of the Clean

Metals of the Clean stands for "The Maltese Falcon." Doesn't it just make you think of Humphrey Bogart?


Radiography Counterfeit

Radiography Counterfeit turns into "The Picture of Dorian Gray." This stunning novel is by Oscar Wilde.


Rabies Sells Me

Rabies Sells Me translates into "Les Miserables." Wanna buy a case of rabies?


Light Wit

You must have a Light Wit to read "Twilight." No, that's not true. "Twilight" is a superb series.


Thieving Egret

Thieving Egret is an anagram for "The Giving Tree." This is one of the most memorable stories by Shel Silverstein.


He Lit Matches

He Lit Matches turns into "The Alchemist." The book was written by Paulo Coelho, and it will change your life.


Too Injured Male

Oh, that this Too, Too Inured Male would melt. Only those who know "Hamlet" will laugh at that reference.


Mysterious Weird Hat

Mysterious Weird Hat turns into "Tuesdays with Morrie." This tear-jerker was written by Mitch Albom.


Betrays That Egg

Here is another anagram for "The Great Gatsby." We bet that you could come up with one all your own!


A Salted Scrutiny

A Salted Scrutiny turns into "A Study in Scarlet." The detective novel was written by Arthur Conan Doyle.


Tonight We Whined

Tonight We Whined, and dined, and read "Gone With the Wind." The book was written by Margaret Mitchell and was published in 1936.


Wacko Anglo Rocker

Here is another anagram for "A Clockwork Orange." It seriously looks like it would be for Water for Elephants.


Rich Chatty Teen Here

Here is an anagram for "The Catcher in the Rye." Let's be honest, there are a lot of rich chatty teens here.


Withholding That Greater Toot

Okay, if you didn't read this anagram and laugh then you're not human. This witty jumble stands for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."


Try Trap Hero

Okay, that was an easy one. Try Trap Hero is an anagram for "Harry Potter." Have you heard of that book series?


Forge the Warpaths

Here is another anagram for "The Grapes of Wrath." But Forge the Warpaths could be a book title of its own.


A Cottager's Next Pie

A Cottager's Next Pie stands for "Great Expectations." What would the cottager's next pie be? Apple?


A Nerd Dripped Juice

A Nerd Dripped Juice stands for "Pride and Prejudice." That one kinda makes you cringe.


The Fat Arrow

The Fat Arrow is a fitting anagram for "The Art of War." Sun Tzu wrote this masterpiece in the 5th century B.C.


O, Chip Icon!

O, Chip Icon! stands for "Pinocchio"! "The Adventures of Pinocchio" is a children's novel by Italian author Carlo Collodi.


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