Tell Us About Yourself and We'll Match You to a British Author

EDUCATION

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

As any parent knows, there is no better way to turn a person off reading than to foist reading materials on them that simply aren't a match for how and what they love to read. There are indeed times in your life when you will have to read books you don't like, but it's a lot easier to make a bookworm of someone — including yourself — if you also have access to the work of writers who are on your wavelength.

You deserve books that tickle your funnybone, tantalise your sense of adventure, or keep you turning the page until the small hours because you simply need to know how it's going to turn out. If you can find a person's matching author, then just about anyone can fall in love with reading — and if you yourself have felt like you're simply not reading as much as you'd like to be, then discovering a new writer is the best way to reawaken your passion for the written word.

That's why we've put together this quiz! Tell us about yourself, and we'll find an author in the British literary canon who will entrance you once more. It's time to get started!

How mysterious do you like to be?

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What word might describe your sense of humour?

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Which genre do you absolutely never read?

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Do you love stories set in very different worlds, or in the real world?

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How modern is your speech pattern?

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What is the best thing to wear while reading?

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How much can you read in a single sitting?

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If you discover a writer you like, what is the minimum number of books they'd need to have written for you to not be disappointed?

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Where do you like to read?

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What sort of fanfiction are you most likely to write?

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How important is a name-brand author who everyone has heard of?

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Do you mind being called pretentious?

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Have you read "Beowulf"?

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How much do you need a laugh right now?

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If everyone says there's a really great TV adaptation of a book, how important is it to read the book first?

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Which segment of society interests you the most?

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Physical books or digital readers — who has your loyalty?

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How many bad books by a beloved author would cause you to lose faith in them?

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How many new books is too many to fit in your shelf?

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Other than your teachers, who taught you to read?

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If your reading is interrupted, how long does it take you to get back into it?

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Can you listen to music while you read?

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Which non-British author do you love?

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Do you like guessing the ending or do you want to be totally surprised?

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If you start reading a book, what are the odds you'll finish it?

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What is your reading speed?

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At what age did you start reading for fun?

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Can you deal with an entire book full of genuinely unlikeable characters?

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You're going on holiday for a week. How many books are in the bag?

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Other than reading, what is your favorite hobby?

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