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68 Riddles about Books, Genres and Titles

Books have a way of transporting us to different worlds, sparking our imagination, and challenging our minds. But have you ever considered the playful, enigmatic side of these knowledge providers? 

How about some book riddles to cheer you up? 

Whether you’re a bibliophile with an unquenchable thirst for literature or someone who enjoys a good mental puzzle, this collection of brain teasers and tongue twisters is sure to entertain and intrigue you a lot. 

Let’s embark on this funny adventure. 

Riddles about Books

  1. I am a party, but not one you might enjoy. I’m hosted by a girl named Alice; I’m quite the strange ploy. What book am I?

  2. In me, you will find four siblings, a wardrobe, and a lion, too. A witch makes an appearance, in a land that’s brand new. What book am I?

  3. A farm I am, where animals reign. They walk on two legs, with propaganda and pain. What book am I?

  4. I’m a tale of a boy, lightning marks his fame. Wizards and magic, Hogwarts is the name. What book am I?

  5. In me, a mockingbird doesn’t sing. Instead, it’s a symbol, in a deep Southern spring. What book am I?

  6. My story is old, about a man and the sea. A fish is his foe, his quest, his glee. What book am I?

  7. I’m a journey, a ring to destroy. Hobbits and wizards, a dark lord to annoy. What book am I?

  8. Set in dystopia, I’m a game of fright. Teens in an arena, forced to fight. What book am I?

  9. I speak of a whale, a captain’s obsession. A sea adventure, a timeless lesson. What book am I?

  10. An attic is my setting, a diary my form. A young girl’s words, amidst a wartime storm. What book am I?

  11. I’m a tale of two cities, in times of revolution. Love and sacrifice, a Dickens resolution. What book am I?

  12. In me, a monster hides, created not born. A scientist’s regret, in gothic form. What book am I?

  13. My pages hold a farm, where rabbits dream to live. A journey fraught with danger, their all to give. What book am I?

  14. I am a trial, in a time of racial strife. A father’s defense, a slice of Southern life. What book am I?

  15. A quest for an inheritance, through a wild will. Eccentric benefactors, and legal skills. What book am I?

  16. In me, a prince avenges his father’s ghost. A play within a play, madness or a ruse most. What book am I?

  17. I am a world of wonders, a glass elevator in sight. A famous chocolatier, a child’s delight. What book am I?

  18. I tell a tale of pure imagination, of a boy and a chocolate creation. What book am I?

  19. In my pages, a farm boy, a princess, and a quest, a tale of true love and a miracle at best. What book am I?

  20. I am a classic journey, a whale of a tale, a captain’s revenge, as white as a sail. What book am I?

  21. In me, a pig named Wilbur tries to survive, with a spider who writes words in her web alive. What book am I?

  22. A dystopian future, I do portray, where books are burned, freedom’s in dismay. What book am I?

  23. In my story, a creature lurks in the night, a scientist’s creation, a fearful sight. What book am I?

  24. I am a diary, a tale of hiding and fear, a young girl’s account of a time so severe. What book am I?

  25. In me, a young wizard learns of his fate, in a school of magic, adventures await. What book am I?

  26. I am an epic, a tale of a ring, a hobbit’s journey, a dark lord to bring. What book am I?

  27. A raft on the Mississippi, a boy and a runaway, adventures abound in my classic foray. What book am I?

  28. I am a story of courage and race, a trial in the South, a father’s embrace. What book am I?

  29. In my pages, four sisters grow, through love and loss, as the seasons flow. What book am I?

  30. I’m a tale of a dystopian game, where survival is key, and life’s not the same. What book am I?

  31. In me, an orphan boy lives under the stairs, discovers a world of magic and wizardry affairs. What book am I?

  32. I am a story of a man and the sea, a battle with a fish, a tale of just he. What book am I?

  33. I am a tale of two cities in strife, love and revolution, a Dickensian life. What book am I?

  34. In my narrative, a great whale is sought, a captain obsessed, a seafaring plot. What book am I?


  1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

  3. Animal Farm by George Orwell

  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone in the US) by J.K. Rowling

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  6. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  9. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

  10. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

  11. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

  12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  13. Watership Down by Richard Adams

  14. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  15. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

  16. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  17. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

  18. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

  19. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

  20. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

  21. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

  22. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  23. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  24. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

  25. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

  26. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  27. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  28. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  29. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  30. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  31. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

  32. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

  33. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

  34. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Riddles about Book Characters 

  1. I live in a cupboard under some stairs, and face a dark lord with none of his fears. Who am I?

  2. I am small, but brave, with a ring I must hide. To Mordor I travel, with a wizard as my guide. Who am I?

  3. With a white whale I’m obsessed, my leg a reminder. On the Pequod I quest, a vengeful sea-finder. Who am I?

  4. I’m a girl on fire, in an arena of death. Fighting for my sister, till my very last breath. Who am I?

  5. In love with a vampire, a mortal I stay. In Forks, I find danger, in a supernatural fray. Who am I?

  6. A mockingbird’s friend, in Alabama I grow. Learning about justice, and what the world should know. Who am I?

  7. A detective I am, with a cap and a pipe. Solving crimes in London, of every type. Who am I?

  8. I am the king of the jungle, a man raised by apes. In the wild I thrive, where adventure shapes. Who am I?

  9. With a heart full of courage, and a basket in hand. Down the yellow brick road, to Oz’s strange land. Who am I?

  10. I am a pirate, but not just any kind. The seas I terrorize, with a hook you’ll find. Who am I?

  11. Created in a lab, a monster they say. Seeking love and revenge, in a gothic display. Who am I?

  12. In Victorian England, my expectations are great. A benefactor’s mystery, my fortune to state. Who am I?

  13. An old man of the sea, a giant fish my aim. A battle of wills, a life of fame. Who am I?

  14. I’m a curious girl, falling down a rabbit hole. In a wonderland I land, adventure on a roll. Who am I?

  15. An attic is where I hide, writing my tale. Amidst a world at war, hope must prevail. Who am I?

  16. In a wardrobe I find, a land covered in snow. A faun, a witch, adventures grow. Who am I?

  17. A wise wizard I am, Middle-earth is my roam. A ring to destroy, far from my home. Who am I?

  18. I am a boy who never grows up, flying in the night sky. With Lost Boys and pirates, in Neverland I lie. Who am I?

  19. A miser I was, visited by spirits three. Changed by Christmas Eve, a better man I’d be. Who am I?

  20. In a land of talking animals, a White Rabbit I chase. Curiosity leads me, through a whimsical space. Who am I?

  21. A rabbit-hole traveler, now a queen of red. In Wonderland’s chess game, cleverly led. Who am I?

  22. A handmaid I am, in red I am clad. In Gilead’s dystopia, my tale is quite sad. Who am I?

  23. A vampire I am, old as time. In Forks I find love, in a tale sublime. Who am I?

  24. I am a governess, with a secret in the attic. Thornfield Hall’s shadows, a tale gothic. Who am I?

  25. I’m a young wizard, with a lightning-shaped scar. In Hogwarts I learn, near and far. Who am I?

  26. A brave little hobbit, loving riddles and rings. In a dragon’s lair, my courage springs. Who am I?

  27. A captain of a ship, a white whale my curse. My obsession runs deep, for better or worse. Who am I?

  28. A mad tea party host, time is my fixation. In Wonderland I dwell, a curious creation. Who am I?

  29. In a high tower, I let down my hair. A prince comes calling, in a tale fair. Who am I?

  30. With a herd of wild horses, my spirit runs free. In the American West, as wild as can be. Who am I?

  31. A girl with a pearl earring, in a famous Dutch painting. My story is a mystery, intriguing and fainting. Who am I?

  32. In love with Juliet, a tragedy unfolds. A family feud, in Verona of old. Who am I?

  33. A pawn in a game, but my mind is my own. Through the arena, my strength is shown. Who am I?

  34. I’m a boy with a kite, under Afghanistan’s sun. A tale of redemption, when all is said and done. Who am I?


  1. Harry Potter from “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling

  2. Frodo Baggins from “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien

  3. Captain Ahab from “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

  4. Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins

  5. Bella Swan from the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer

  6. Scout Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

  7. Sherlock Holmes from the novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  8. Tarzan from the “Tarzan” series by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  9. Dorothy Gale from “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum

  10. Captain Hook from “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie

  11. Frankenstein’s Monster from “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

  12. Pip (Philip Pirrip) from “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

  13. Santiago from “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway

  14. Alice from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

  15. Anne Frank from “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank

  16. Lucy Pevensie from “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis

  17. Gandalf from “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien

  18. Peter Pan from “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie

  19. Ebenezer Scrooge from “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

  20. Alice from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

  21. Alice as the White Queen from “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll

  22. Offred/June Osborne from “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

  23. Edward Cullen from the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer

  24. Jane Eyre from “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë

  25. Harry Potter from the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling

  26. Bilbo Baggins from “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

  27. Captain Ahab from “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

  28. The Mad Hatter from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

  29. Rapunzel from the fairy tale “Rapunzel”

  30. Black Beauty from “Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell

  31. Griet from “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier

  32. Romeo from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare

  33. Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins

  34. Amir from “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
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