Can You Name that Book? (2020 Edition)


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Can You Name That Book: 2020 Edition is a book quiz about new releases from 2020! I’ve been doing a lot of book reviews and lists on The Bibliofile, so I thought I might switch it up with a bookish-themed quiz.

The point is to see how many of these new book releases from last year that you’re able to identify based on either a) their cover or b) their plot synopsis! There’s 10 book covers below and 5 plot descriptions — how many will you recognize?

How well do YOU know the 2020 releases? Can you NAME THAT BOOK? There are 15 titles featured here in all, feel free to drop a comment to let me know (slash brag about) how many you were able to name!

P.S. For an extra challenge, see if you can name the author as well!


Part I: Book Covers!

There are 10 book covers shown here. For how many of them can you recognize the book?

name that book

The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

name that book

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

name that book

In Five Years

Rebecca Searle

name that book

The Guest List

Lucy Foley

name that book

The Glass Hotel

Emily St. John Mandel

name that book

Beach Read

Emily Henry

name that book

A Promised Land

Barack Obama (this one was a freebie)

One by One

Ruth Ware

name that book

My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell

Piranesi

Susanna Clarke


Part II: Plot Descriptions!

There are 5 plot descriptions here. For how many of them can you recognize the book?

1. This popular fantasy novel is about a girl who makes a deal with the devil to live forever, but no one can remember her.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

V.E. Schwab

2. This popular book club read is about two twins, both light-skinned black women, whose lives take very different paths. One of them hides her identity, passing as white, while the other marries a black man and later goes home to take care of their mother.

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

3. This non-fiction book by a well-known non-fiction writer tells the story of Winston Churchill and the Blitz during WWII.

The Splendid and the Vile

Erik Larsen

4. This book released in 2020 was a sequel to a popular novel that was adapted into a movie directed by Stephen Spielberg. It’s a sci-fi novel set in a dystopia where people spend their days in a virtual reality version of the world.

Ready Player Two

Ernest Cline

5. This novel is about a woman’s journey as a refugee trying to travel from Mexico City to the United States. Despite its popularity, it sparked a lot of controversy regarding it’s portrayal of Mexico, among other issues.

American Dirt

Jeanine Cummins


Your Results

Check the ones you got right:

The Midnight Library
Mexican Gothic
In Five Years
The Guest List
The Glass Hotel
Beach Read
A Promised Land
One by One
My Dark Vanessa
Piranesi
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
The Vanishing Half
The Splendid and the Vile
Ready Player Two
American Dirt

Total Correct:
Total Incorrect:

So, how did you do? How many of these 15 books were you able to identify?

Drop a comment below about how you did or share your results! Also, if you’d like to see more stuff like this on The Bibliofile, please let me know! I love to hear about what stuff people are enjoying on here!

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