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Trivia Addict Category: Wild Card (Book List)


Wild Card Book List

Obviously, Wild Card means you can pick ANYTHING you want. But if you need some extra help, here are some of my (Katie’s) favorite books:

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Trivia Addict Category: Entertainment (Book List)


(Things having to do with “the biz,” or just anything that happens to entertain you)


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradburyentertainmentjpg

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Gangster of Love by Jessica Hagedorn

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
Reality Boy by A. S. King

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann


Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure ed. Rachel Fershleiser

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William Mann

The Circus Fire by Stewart O’Nan

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Marilyn by Gloria Steinem

33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton

Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System by Sharon Waxman

Shock Value: How A Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman

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Trivia Addict Cateory: Sports (Book List)

Sports Book List

(Anything that gets the body moving counts for this category!)


Pick-up Game: A Full Day of Court edited by Marc Aronsonsports

Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe (soccer)

Call me by my name by John Ed Bradley (football)

Panic by Sharon Draper (dance)

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (baseball)

The Natural by Bernard Malamud (baseball)

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (basketball)

Game by Walter Dean Myers (basketball)

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick (basketball)
The Berlin Boxing Club by Rob Sharenow (boxing)

Winger by Andrew Smith (rugby)

The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow (surfing)

Non Fiction:

Open by Andre Agassi (tennis)

In These Girls Hope is a Muscle by Madeline Blais (basketball)

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown (rowing)

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (hiking)

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince (ballet)
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton (surfing)

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand (horse racing)

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer (climbing)

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis (baseball)

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (running)

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly (martial arts)

Pitching in the Promised Landby Aaron Pribble

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts by Joan Ryan (gymnastics)

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago (baseball–graphic novel)

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit (walking)

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed the Town by Warren St. John (soccer)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed (hiking)

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Trivia Addict Category: Art (Book List)

Art Book List

(Does this book have painting, drawing, writing or even someone who thinks artistic thoughts? Excellent! Almost anything will do!)


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

The Art Thief by Noah Carney

The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby; illustrations by Trevor Cooper

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Fly on the Wall: how one girl saw everything by E. Lockhart

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire; illustrations by Bill Sanderson

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

A Work of Art by Melody Maysonet

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson



Fun Home: a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Hyperbole and a Half: unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened by Allie Brosh

Richmond Independent Press: a history of the underground zine scene by Dale M. Brumfield

Banksy: the man behind the wall by Will Ellsworth-Jones

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera

Tattoo Machine: tall tales, true stories, and my life in ink by Jeff Johnson

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

Street Sketchbook: Journeys by Tristan Manc

Understanding Comics by Scott MccLoud

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Trivia Addict Category: History (Book List)

History Book List

(Things that either did or didn’t happen in history)


The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Wicked and the Just by Jillian Anderson Coats

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Roots by Alex Haley

When the Elephants Dance by Tessa Uriza Holthe

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak



The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age In Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Jim Henson: A Biography by Brian Jay Jones

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Eric Larson

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

Maus by Art Spigelman (graphic novel)

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

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Trivia Addict Category: Science (Booklist)

Science Book List

(It’s not just about biology and chemistry! Science-fiction, genetics, and pretty much any dystopian novel you can find all work here)


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Dune by Frank Herbert

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

The Martian by Andy Weir

Noggin by John Corey Whaley



Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardinescience

Dr. Mutter’s Marvels:A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

Why Is Sex Fun? by Jared Diamond

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Hope For Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species are Being Rescued from the Brink by Jane Goodall, with Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore

What’s Science Ever Done for Us? What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe by Paul Halpern

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table by Sam Kean

How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World by Sally Walker


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Trivia Addict Category: Geography (Book List)

Geography Book List

(We’re going broad with this one: anything that happens in a PLACE. Get it? That’s basically anything)


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (series) by Ann Brashares

What is the What: the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont

Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

Paper Towns by John Green

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer Smith

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese


A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

A Walk in the Woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Photo Trekking: a traveling photographer’s guide to capturing moments around the world by Nick Onken

To Timbuktu by Casey Scieszka; art, Steven Weinberg

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

State by State: a panoramic portrait of America  edited by Matt Weiland & Sean Wilsey


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