Mensa Book Review.*


Disclaimer: at my own request, Chloe Moss, on behalf of Carlton Books, sent these to me to review. What follows constitutes my own opinion.

Three things I admire are common sense, logic, and a good sense of humour in people. But when paired in a book? I love it.

These two books were sent to me; they are riddles and brainteasers-as you can see from the above photos-which are Mensa-esque. I’m not sure if the actual organisation had any say in the development or formation of this book; needless to say, as I rarely understood the puzzles, I have come to the conclusion that I’m simply not clever enough for this organisation.

The product:

I really liked this product, as it had quite a simple layout, which ‘spoke to me’ as a reader.  As a paperback, it is also small enough just to fit into your bag. For any long haul flight-I wish I had had this going to the US-this is perfect, because it would keep you occupied. There’s also solutions in the back, so you’re not banging your head in frustration.


I really liked that this package arrived with a personalised note-as I’ve said before, I’m all for a brand that makes this effort-and that there was not a lot of packaging for these books. (There was a package of four!)


Maybe there could have been far easier puzzles? I understood maybe one out of the two books!

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20 thoughts on “Mensa Book Review.*

  1. thewriteblogweb says:

    These look really interesting, however, I would have really liked to see an example to get an idea of how tricky these are because – of course – the difficulty is subjective.

    Meg x |


  2. GirlMasked says:

    I like the covers of them. Handy that they have the solutions at the back so answers can be checked! Great post!


  3. Thoroughly Modern Emily says:

    These books sound like a fun way to spend some time and get away from the phone, which is one of my goals. Though if the puzzles are very hard, it might be too frustrating for me! I used to really like doing sudoku, but when the puzzles got impossible to solve they’d just make me frustrated!



  4. Ruminvte says:

    I love a good challenge and these books seem like the perfect activity for those boredom filled afternoons I often have. I’d probably do rubbish but I always like to have a good try anyway! Thanks for sharing x


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