Thoughtful Thursday: Identify last month’s covers

Time to play Identify The Cover! Today’s covers all come from books we reviewed in January 2012. Once you identify a book cover, in the comment section list the number of the cover (1-12), the author, and the book title. If you get it correct, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a book of your choice from our teetering stacks.


Please just identify one cover that has not been correctly identified so far. That way, others will have a chance to play. Thanks and Good Luck!

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KAT HOOPER, who started this site in June 2007, earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology at Indiana University (Bloomington) and now teaches at the University of North Florida. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. She wants to view the world in a different way. She wants to have her mind blown. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. She prefers complex characterization, intriguing plots, and plenty of action. Favorite authors are Jack Vance, Robin Hobb, Kage Baker, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Richard Matheson, and C.S. Lewis.

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  1. I think #12 is Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles.

  2. 12 is Guenevere: Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles

  3. #12 has been correctly identified!

  4. Number 6 looks like it could be Mr. g: A Novel About the Creation by Alan Lightman

  5. Jon Tallis /

    #1 is a detail from Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (art by John Picacio).

  6. Justin Thomas /

    Number 5 is The Bride That Wore Black Leather by Simon R. Green

  7. Correctly Identified: 1, 5, 6, 12

  8. Dave Rowe /

    number 8 -Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones

  9. Number 3 is Indigo Springs, by A. M. Dellamonica

  10. Chris McMahon /

    Number 4 is Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson but that’s not the cover you used in your review.

  11. Thanks, Chris. You’re right. The cover has changed. I updated our review to reflect the new cover.

    CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12

  12. Franziska /

    7 could be Lev Grossman – The Magicians… maybe?

  13. Rebekah /

    2 – The Bitter Seed of Magic, Suzanne McLeod – I think

  14. I think 7 is Little, Big by John Crowley.

  15. CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12

  16. Number 9 is Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan.


  17. Dave Rowe, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks. Please contact me (Tim) with your choice and a US address.

  18. So, the ones that were missed were:
    10: Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan
    11: Theft of Swords by Michael. J. Sullivan.

    We’ll do it again next month!

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