Step Right Up! How Many of These Rebus Book Titles Can YOU Guess?

Posted by Jamie Canaves

Host Bob Clayton at the game board in 1972 via Wikipedia.

First let’s play how old-we-are: raise your hand if you remember the Classic Concentration game hosted by Alex Trebek in the ‘80s…or maybe one of the hosts from the ‘50s, ‘60s or ’70s when it was just Concentration?

Part of the show had contestants solving a rebus puzzle which uses pictures, symbols and/or letters to create a word or phrase you have to guess. Naturally, I had to bookify the rebus puzzle, so below you have 14 book titles to solve. As a hint each puzzle will list the amount of words in the title, the author’s name scrambled, and the border colors might be from the book cover.


a)        One word. obainrw lelwor.


b)        One word. naikse sekna.


c)         Two words. incoam kared & hucck laapnhuik.


d) Two words. ristuk j ebiwe.


e) Two words. taiek setrpon peftero & msa slatl.


f) Two words. aiezd itmsh.


g) One word. addvi gobrniethc.


h) Three words. eenlh eimyoey.


i) Three words. qcajleuilne oosdwon.


j) Three words. ddiva cimthlle.


k) Three words. ysvlai aplth.


l) Two word. mj rreiab.


m) Three words. rutanm epotac.


n) Three words. ma smeoh.

Answers: a) Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl
b) Ksenia Anske’s Rosehead
c) Monica Drake & Chuck Palahniuk’s Clown Girl
d) Kurtis J. Weibe’s Rat Queens
e) Katie Preston Toepfer & Sam Stall’s Wedding Dogs
f) Zadie Smith’s White Teeth 

g) David Borgenicht’s Monkeyfarts!
h) Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy Snow Bird
i) Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming
j) David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks
k) Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar
l) J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan
m) Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s
n) A.M. Homes’ Music for Torching

So how’d you do? Let us know in the comments!