Avid Readers Compete to ‘Name That Book’

HISD students were asked to “Name That Book” as part of the district’s annual contest sponsored by the HISD Library Services Department, which has been holding final rounds over the past several months. Avid readers were asked to identify books based on a popular quote from the tomes.

The competition is divided into four levels: lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school. Students at each campus who joined their school’s Name That Book team started preparing for the spring competition in August, reading 30 or more books that included everything from classics to new fiction and non-fiction.  Click here to see the Name That Book winners for 2012.

Now, let’s see how much you know. Can you guess the following 5 book titles based on one quote? The answers are at the bottom.

1. “Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.”

2. “Mother died today.”

3. “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”

4. “Call me Ishmael”

5. “124 was spiteful.”

Answers below:

1. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
2. Albert Camus, The Stranger
3. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
4. Herman Melville, Moby Dick
5. Toni Morrison, Beloved