Here's a themed quiz to put those avid readers to the test!
They'll probably have read most - if not all - of these books... but can they remember the first lines and match them to the correct title?
If you're feeling mean, you could invert the question occasionally and ask the contestants/teams to quote you the first line from the book, rather than give you the book's title.
- All children, except one, grow up. PETER PAN, J.M. BARRIE
- It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, JANE AUSTEN
- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… A TALE OF TWO CITIES, CHARLES DICKENS
- In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. THE GREAT GATSBY, F.SCOTT FITZGERALD
- It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. 1984, GEORGE ORWELL
- It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him. CATCH 22, JOSEPH HELLER
- Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do. ALICE IN WONDERLAND, LEWIS CAROLL
- My father got the dog drunk on cherry brandy at the party last night. THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, SUE TOWNSEND
- Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, J.K. ROWLING
- The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day. THE CAT IN THE HAT, DR SEUSS
- Once upon a time… GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES, JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM
- If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, J.D. SALINGER
- Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, DOUGLAS ADAMS
- It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. Its eyes were closed. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, MARK HADDON
- What’s it going to be then, eh? A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, ANTHONY BURGESS
If you're anything like me, this quiz just reminds you how many books you haven't read yet!! Best get back to it!
The VE 🙂