QUIZ: Guess These Books by Their Catalog Cards

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This post originally ran June 23, 2013.
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This one goes out to all the library lurkers out there. If you’ve spent much time doing library research, you’ve probably tangled with the Library of Congress subject classification system. Each new book entered into the Library of Congress gets a set of subject descriptors that help readers and researchers find information on a specific area. The descriptors for each book can be pretty accurate and helpful—or pretty vague and incomplete.

So, your challenge this morning is to guess novels based on their official Library of Congress Catalog subjects. Highlight the text next to the answer prompt to see the titles. Good luck!

1.

ANSWER: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

2.

ANSWER: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

3.

ANSWER: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

4.

ANSWER: The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

5.

ANSWER: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

6.

ANSWER: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

7.

ANSWER: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

8.

ANSWER: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

9.

ANSWER: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

10.

ANSWER: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

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