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Katisha Smith

Staff Writer

Katisha is a former military brat who studied engineering because she couldn’t hack it as a writer. You can find her on the internets talking books, movies, pop culture, beauty or whatever is floating her boat at the moment.

I might be alone on this one, but I have never been a fan of personalized license plates. Of course your idea for the most awesome personalized plate sounds cool in your head, but the only people who ever see it are other drivers (like me) who won’t get it most of the time.

However, one day while I was driving to work, I saw the license plate that made my feelings about personalized plates do a total 180. Are you ready for it? The license plate read “GR8 GTSB.” Isn’t that amazing?!

Celebrating books on license plates is personalization I can get behind, and seeing that license plate inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby inspired me to think of other book titles that could be put on a license plate and look so boss with these bookish car accessories! Here are some of the ideas that popped in my head, because it’s really hard to make book titles work when you’re limited to 8 characters.

Looking to shout out one of the “Great American Reads?”

harry potter and the goblet of fire book cover

H P0TT3R – inspired by The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

JANEYR3 – inspired by Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

L0TR – inspired by The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

L1LW0MEN – inspired by Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

In the mood to celebrate a classic?

Animal Farm Book Cover

ANML FRM – inspired by Animal Farm by George Orwell

CATCH22 – inspired by Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

HUCKF1NN – inspired by Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

L0L1TA – inspired by Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Ready to show everyone you’re the biggest YA fan?

BK TH13F – inspired by The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

TH3G1V3R – inspired by The Giver by Lois Lowry

H8 U G1V – inspired by The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

OUT5YDR5 – inspired by The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

TWYLYT3 – inspired by Twilight by Stephenie Meyers

Want to show your appreciation for The Bard’s tragedies?


HAML3T – inspired by Hamlet by William Shakespeare

KNG L3AR – inspired by King Lear by William Shakespeare

MACB3TH – inspired by MacBeth by William Shakespeare

0TH3LL0 – inspired by Othello by William Shakespeare


Are you in love with big books?

anna karenina pv translation cover

A KRN1NA – inspired by Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

L3S M1Z – inspired by Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

WAR N P5 – inspired by War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy


Any sci-fi and fantasy fans in the house?


451 F – inspired by Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

DRAQLA – inspired by Dracula by Bram Stoker

FRKN5TYN – inspired by Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

TW0 TWR5 – inspired by The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Is kids lit the best lit?

Coraline by Neil Gaiman book cover

C0RAL1N3 – inspired by Coraline by Neil Gaiman

L1LPRNC3 – inspired by The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

L0RAX – inspired by The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Only reading contemporary bestsellers?

50 Shades of Grey cover

50SHAD3S – inspired by 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

CRZ R1CH – inspired by Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

DVNC1CD3- inspired by The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

G0N3G1RL – inspired by Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


Do you have more suggestions for book-inspired personalized plates? Share them in the comments!