A Book Riot Crossword



Always books. Never boring.

Well, Book Riot is just over a month old, and it’s been quite a month. So much here on the site that it’s a little tough to recap, so instead of another round-up, we put together a crossword consisting solely of authors, books, words, and ideas that have made our first month such a hit. If you get stuck, searching the site will probably help you out, (though some of the clues are from Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter.)

So take a shot and see how you do. Answers will be posted in a couple of days.

Good luck and happy Sunday!


3) Reason Ron Weasley nearly died
7) Retro YA Throwdown Winner
9) Luhrmann’s Carraway
10) Founder of the first daily paper in the US
11) Best word ever (at least for late October)
12) DFW’s magnum opus
15) Pet of choice for the bookish
16) Problem with reading inside of a dog, according to Marx
18) Person of interest on 11/22/63
19) Authors Cory or E.L.
22) GoodReads competitor
24) Converse of Slaughterhouse 90210
29) TBR, to book nerds
31) Future home of Franzen’s THE CORRECTIONS
35) Before JURASSIC PARK, he created AMAZON
36) Literary writer:genre writer::intellectual:____________
37) B&N’s e-reader


1) Fragmented expression

4) Jobs’ Boswell
5) An unattractive person, on The Jersey Shore
6) Cliffsnotes competitor
8) JD’s Holden
13) 2011 Nobel Laureate Transtromer
14) Cook with a new line of books
17) A Halloween idea for Humbert
20) Portis character played by Wayne and Bridges
21) Le Carre, to his mother
23) Sport subject of Harbach’s debut
25) Murakami’s English translator
26) Evelyn Waugh, to his wife
27) Sylvia’s THE BELL JAR pseudonym
28) Number of Amazon wins in Beat the Algorithm
30) Number Judith Jones cooks for
33) Orlean’s best friend
34) Don’t judge a book by this