Quiz: Which Literary Sister Pair Are You?

Margaret Kingsbury

Contributing Editor

Margaret Kingsbury grew up in a house so crammed with books she couldn’t open a closet door without a book stack tumbling, and she’s brought that same decorative energy to her adult life. Margaret has an MA in English with a concentration in writing and has worked as a bookseller and adjunct English professor. She’s currently a freelance writer and editor, and in addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in School Library Journal, BuzzFeed News, The Lily, Parents, StarTrek.com, and more. She particularly loves children’s books, fantasy, science fiction, horror, graphic novels, and any books with disabled characters. You can read more about her bookish and parenting shenanigans in Book Riot’s twice-weekly The Kids Are All Right newsletter. You can also follow her kidlit bookstagram account @BabyLibrarians, or on Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

This literary sister quiz is sponsored by The Summer of Sunshine & Margot by Susan Mallery.

Twin sisters Sunshine and Margot are as different as chalk and cheese, but what they do have in common is a complete lack of luck when it comes to love. Emotionally stunted by a mother who dropped everything to follow boyfriend after boyfriend, the sisters have ever only had each other for support and to share a pint of post-heartache ice cream. When Margot, an etiquette specialist, is hired to work with Bianca, an icon from Hollywood’s Golden Age with romantic entanglements of her own, she and Sunshine become the daughters she never had, and their friendship teaches them how to embrace the quirks that make them unique, and how to demand the love they deserve just as they are.

I’m the youngest of three sisters, and every time I read a book with sisters, I assign each of us to one. My sister Leasa is Meg, Marianne, Jane; my sister Katherine is Jo and Ramona; I am Amy and Beezus, and as an adult, Elizabeth. We know our sisters longer than anyone else in the world, and they can drive us mad, comfort us, know exactly what we need to hear at exactly the right time, and be a big pain in the arse. They’re sisters. That’s what they’re there for.

I paired these literary sisters off. If you have more than one sister, then you can take the quiz multiple times to see which literary sister pair matches each sister!

Books mentioned:

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Beezus And Ramona by Beverly Cleary

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Sense And Sensibility by Jane Austen

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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