As promised, today we launch a new personality test project – What does your Book say about you? Please take a look at the book descriptions below – at first there is no cover, no title, only the description of the book. Which of the stories do you feel resonates with you best? The titles will be revealed at the end, along with the interpretation of your choice – what it says about your hidden personality. Make sure you read the descriptions and make your choice before you scroll down to the interpretations, titles and covers. Enjoy!
A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where extraordinary things are happening under the over of night. Not only a suspenseful narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chronicle of the Middle Ages.
Handsome, ambitious Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble provincial origins. Soon realizing that success can only be achieved by adopting the subtle code of hypocrisy by which society operates, he begins to achieve advancement through deceit and self-interest. His triumphant career takes him into the heart of glamorous Parisian society, along the way conquering the gentle, married Madame de Rênal, and the haughty Mathilde. But then Julien commits an unexpected, devastating crime—and brings about his own downfall. A story riddled with corruption, greed and ennui, told around Julien—the cold exploiter whose Machiavellian campaign is undercut by his own emotions.
This story focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker’s money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose…
In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent . . .
- You’re passionate, with heightened mental abilities, and the patience of a reptile. You can dive deeply into the subconscious mind, and you’re not easily intimidated. You understand human darkness, and you rarely judge. Beware of “probing” people automatically, they might be wary of it. You may give people the feeling you see through them, making them uncomfortable.
- You’re a natural intellectual, and you love solving mysteries. You have great logical thinking, and rarely tolerate nonsense – your impatience is tacit, though; you’re well-mannered more often than not, but when you’re blunt, you cut like a knife. Your forte is your intelligence, but you also have refined senses for art.
- You’re well-anchored in reality and society, and you always strive to keep a bird-eye view over the world around you. You might enjoy control, and you need a strong foundation under your feet. You have a balanced personality, and you’re no stranger to a sin or two. You have a healthy mind and a robust mental build that make you a skilled navigator of society.
- If there was a Robin Hood of the modern day, you would join his gang in a blink. On a second thought, you might pick up the reins and become Robin yourself. Your choice shows that your mind cuts through modern day’s appearances, right to what you feel is a rotten core. You see a corrupt system that needs to burn from the roots, even though you might not always say it out loud. Your mental life is profound, and you’re no stranger to depression.
- You’re a natural profiler. A good listener and therefore a good judge of character, there are few things that can throw you off balance. For the most part your gut instinct is spot on. You have your many years of observation to thank for that. You may be wrong once or twice though, and you may lose your balance for a bit. If that happens, just remember that any exception only strengthens the rule.
Titles: 1. Your book is “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Luis Zafon.
Titles: 2. Your book is “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco
Titles: 3. Your book is “The Red and the Black” by Stendhal
Titles: 4. Your book is “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Titles: 5. Your book is “Perfume” by Patrick Süskind
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12 thoughts on “What does your Book say about you? – Personality Test”
Thank you Ana, book #1 appealed to me.
It’s one of my favourites, too, dear Rosie!
Enjoyed this one, Cuzz, for a lot of reasons. I acrually recognized Perfume, and Crime and Punishment but I had not read the others. I’ll correct that shortcoming soon. I bounced between #1 and #2. Both had great appeal to me. My affinity for the Middle Ages won out and the weight of my choice went to #2. Not only is this a great tool for introspection, it introduces books one might find a further interest to read.
You’re probably tired of hearing this, cuzz, but I saw that one coming 🙂 I think Eco is per se a writer that goes with your personality, I don’t know why, but I feel this strongly
I think you are correct about the writer, the story, and the match up to my inward self. I’ll soon be reading his book and the others now that my curiosity is stoked. Never get tired of hearing anything from you, Dear Cuzz. The more the merrier. You know me right down to my old dusty coal bin philosophy. ☺️
Number 1 for me. I recognised the book instantly though as I’d already read it and loved it. So maybe that’s cheating!
It’s not cheating. I knew all the titles from the beginning, and could still make a decision 🙂 I looooved that book, too. I’ll never forget it.
Me neither. It was amazing.
Hi Ana,It was Saturday a very long day and into the evening I am still going strong but not for long. When I noticed I have mail and what a surprise and a delightful one at that, just what the doctor order. I read your Blog “What does your book say about you? A personality Test! Then after thoroughly enjoying myself, reading your Blog, I see that you were reading my mind because there was a post to go into the reference on words to style my book.My nonfiction book called “Blacklisted in America” was enjoyable and satisfying to write but I learned that I must promote and sell my book before an agent and/or publisher will have any interest in reading. This is my first book and I know nothing about forming my book so, it will fit and comply with Amazon Kindle Ebook so, each time I submit my manuscript they kick it back saying fix it. It’s three later and finally, it’s on Amazon Kindle; if you get a chance take a look. Now, I am working on downloading it to a paperback.I really needn’t that break and also your help. Thank you,Violette
I was 4… How do you know this?? I hope not depression… But maybe…
I put a lot of work in my research to make this worthwile for you guys, dear Simon. I really hope it’s not depression in your case, and I actually think it’s not. Maybe you’re just overwhelmed often, it can feel like depresion
I can tell you have… Being overwhelmed seems closer dear Ana. 😊