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Drunk Lit But Make It Classy

Hello, Book Nerds! Welcome back to Reading Has Ruined My Life or welcome if you are new. As always, my name is Hannah and I am your captain on this journey into my bookcases.

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Hey, how's it going?

While I was figuring out the blog’s schedule for the next few months, I came to a realization. It has been six months since I did a certain fan favorite post. Seeing as there was recently a Versus Match, this can only mean one thing. It’s time for some Drunk Literature!!

Girl throwing punch bowl on the floor out of excitment.

Today I have brought you five classic pieces of literature and have poorly explained them. Your job is to guess what the hell I’m talking about. Much like every other time I’ve posted some Drunk Literature, I am not writing this drunk. Drunk Literature is a massive piece of clickbait and I’m not sorry for that.


As always, I have changed and/or eliminated character names, settings, and major plot points so you can’t guess the book on names or events alone. The answers are below the Jeopardy gifs so scroll slowly. Also let me know your score in the comments below. I want to know if I’ve stumped you or not. Now let’s get to some Drunk Literature!


1. Once upon a time, a man met a group of witches who told him great things would happen to him in due time. His wife decided murder was the easiest way to get those great things. She doesn’t go crazy due to this, I promise, she stays perfectly sane the entire time.


Guess! That! Classic! Lit!



I’m talking about some Willy Shakes. This is Macbeth. A very stripped down version of Macbeth. It’ll always be my favorite Shakespeare play.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

2. Our main character is mentally tortured by a lady. Per this lady’s logic, the main character isn’t good enough because she’s nothing like the first person to live in a grand house. Thus the main character begins to feel like they're losing their mind and begins to think their new spouse doesn’t like them anymore and regrets marrying them. Things turn around when disaster strikes.


What am I talking about?



I’m talking about Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. It has been ages since I’ve read this book. I’ve made some good progress on my 2024 reread list that I posted back in January so I think I’m going to add Rebecca to my list.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

3. A group of children try to colonize an island and fail miserably. Guess the book.



To no one’s surprise, this is about Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

4. Rich people party with no cares about what’s happening to the peasants outside. What am I talking about?



I’m talking Our Lord and Savior Edgar Allan Poe. Specifically, “The Masque of the Red Death.”

"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe.

5. Alright, last one. A shitty couple break up, marry other people, and cause generations worth of trauma all because they aren’t together. The man says he’s causing the trauma as an act of revenge on those who kept him from the love of his life. This couple never loved each other no matter what anyone tells you. The couple is abusive as hell. Ain’t nothing about this novel romantic.


Guess! That! Classic! Lit!


It’s my all-time favorite novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Insert eye roll here.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Thus endeth our list! Thank you very, very much for joining me today. Now tell me, how many books did you guess correctly? Drop your score in the comments below.


With that, I must bid you all adieu. I hope you all enjoyed your time here. I shall see you next week with a new review. What’s it about? I don’t know, imma be surprised too.


Until then, stay safe, wash your hands, and read some good books for me.

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See y'all then, bye!

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