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Guess A Book in Six Words

Jessica Pryde

Contributing Editor

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC, but is happily enjoying the warmer weather of the desert Southwest. While she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up, she’s enjoying dabbling in librarianship and writing all the things. She can be found drowning in her ever-growing TBR and exclaiming about romance in the Book Riot podcast (When in Romance), as well as on social media. Find her exclamations about books and pho on twitter (JessIsReading) and instagram (jess_is_reading).

I finally got tagged on one of those “summarize your favorite book in six words, but don’t tell us what it is!” memes, and it’s been pretty entertaining to watch the battle of the minds work. So I asked Book Riot to contribute some of theirs. Basically, you write something like “smartass and asshole figure it out” or “stupidity delays their eventual ever after” and wait for people to guess. For some of us, it was our “favorite” while for others it’s the most impactful. And then of course those of us who are really bad at choices will just name the first one that comes to mind. Sounds like fun, right? Okay, let’s play!


Who am I? Me, yes, me.

Jessica Pryde


Shiny objects are best left alone.

Kate Scott


Making comics to escape from Nazis.

Chris Arnone


Magical punishment allowed on bad parents.

Jamie Canaves


“Get off my lawn, young sorcerer!”

A.J. O’Connell


“It’s Doomsday, boy!” said the Ticktockwoman.

Sean-Patrick Burke


Forget the roses. Found socialism instead.

Danika Ellis


Divorce, candy, Judaism–all narrated unreliably.

Derek Attig


Cockblocked by wife in the attic.

Tasha Brandstatter


The poison was in the sugar.

Annika Barranti Klein


Death is a softie. Read books.

Cassandra Neace


Tell us your guesses (and give us your six word summaries!) in the comments. I promise to give you answers to anything as-yet unsolved…eventually.

Answers are on the next page!