Happy Friday, everyone!
As I already announced in my wrap-up, you’re getting a second post today! Did I intend to do this? Not really 😂 I mean, I’m kind of busy enough as it is without double posting…
But, due to bad planning on my part, I did announce that I would give you guys my emoji quiz answers today, despite the fact that the first Friday of each month is usually reserved for my wrap-up. So there was no way around it: You’re getting both!
Anyway, thank you so much to everyone who took a stab at this! I hope you guys had fun in spite of the evilly difficult prompts I provided because I definitely had fun seeing everyone grasp at answers and despair over these! 😈😁 Although you guys actually did a really good job. Apart from Book #8, you managed to guess every single one of these, which I think is ample evidence that the blogosphere knows its literature!
But yeah, let’s not keep you in suspense any longer, but get to the answers you’ve all been waiting for!
Me featuring a Jane Austen novel in one of these posts was long overdue, so you were bound to get one at some point. This is, indeed, Pride and Prejudice! I’m glad the effort I put into depicting all the pining between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy in emoji form apparently came across 😁
Yes, this one is Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. Look at all the killing! And the dog! And the microphone that is supposed to represent podcast-making! This wasn’t that hard, was it?
This one doesn’t just send out Life of Pi vibes – it is Life of Pi. I don’t think I know any other books where someone gets shipwrecked with a tiger, so if you’ve read the book or seen the movie, this one was probably pretty obvious.
A red-haired protagonist, a mysterious golden cup, demons, someone getting turned into a rat, vampires, and smooching in a greenhouse? I also think the probability of this happening in another book is close to zero, so, yes, this is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare!
Yeah, this was supposed to be Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings. Bridges, deserts that were supposed to be plains, fighting, and storms was the best I could do, particularly since all the jumping around between different protagonists was super hard to represent in emoji form without everything getting extremely confusing 😅 Which is why I decided to represent the different plotlines separately: 1️⃣ was supposed to be for Dalinar and Adolin, 2️⃣ for Kaladin, and 3️⃣ for Shallan… Does that kind of make sense? Please tell me it kind of makes sense!
I think this one was probably the most-guessed book in this quiz because yeah, if you’ve read it, it’s obvious. With that many pigs, this is clearly George Orwell’s Animal Farm! Also, I hope you appreciate my attempts to distinguish between the different pigs. Like, 🇫🇷🐷=Napoleon and ❄🐷= Snowball. Genius, right? 😇
This is indeed The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. It’s been a while since I last mentioned the Winternight Trilogy on this blog – like, probably at least a month 😂 – so I just couldn’t resist sneaking it in! 🥰
This is the only book that no one managed to guess – it was supposed to be Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library! I’m still convinced that that is very obvious, so I’m hoping the fact that no one recognized it just means you all haven’t read the book 😜
Yup, this is Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary! I know there aren’t technically any spiders in it, but the spider emoji was the closest thing I could find to the emoji I needed! 😩 If you’ve read Project Hail Mary, please tell me that you know what I was going for and that my choice somewhat makes sense?
It’s interesting that so many of you immediately recognized this as Shakespeare, but that only two of you got the correct play. Yes, it’s Othello. I mean, that’s my favorite Shakespeare play. Which one did you think I was going to choose? 😂
Overall, this means that the final points stand thus:
1st Place: Line (15 Points)
All the effort you put into this definitely paid off! The only one you guessed wrong was Book #9 – I actually haven’t read Children of Time either and had no idea that book even existed… 😂 Also, I’m extremely impressed that you were the only person who recognized A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, despite not having read it. I know for a fact that some of your competitors have, so that is quite the achievement!
Also, I guess that means you get to recommend a book to me? (Though just so you know, if you have a book up your sleeve that you want me to read and haven’t told me about yet, I’m gonna be kind of offended. So no pressure 😜)
2nd Place: Rachel (10 Points)
You were spot on about Pride and Prejudice, Life of Pi, and Animal Farm! And you were extremely close with Romeo and Juliet for #10 as well, but, unfortunately for you, I went with a different Shakespeare play 😛 Still, you were the first person to guess that this was Shakespeare, so I think that merits an extra point! Frankenstein for #9 was unfortunately incorrect, however. Although I do love Frankenstein, so maybe, just maybe, I’ll have to sneak it into a future one of these… 🙃
3rd Place: Meena (4 Points)
Both of your guesses were spot on! Since Rachel beat you to the finish line with Animal Farm, though, you only get the full three points for correctly identifying Project Hail Mary. However, that was the book most often mistaken for something else, so you should be extremely proud of being the only person to recognize it! 🥳 Apparently, you understand how my brain works 😂
4th Place: Maria (2 Points)
I knew I could count on my fellow English scholars to recognize the classics 😂 Unfortunately for you, several people beat you to these, but considering that you were a bit late to the party and swamped with exams this month, you actually did really well! A portion of that bookish honor is definitely yours 😉
So yeah, that was really it for today! You’re definitely not getting a third post 😅
I hope everyone who participated had fun guessing along, and do let me know what you thought of my emoji interpretations now that you know which books they are referring to!