Thoughtful Thursday: Identify last month’s book covers

Today’s covers all come from books we reviewed in August 2016. Once you identify a book cover, in the comment section list:

1. The number of the cover (1-16)
2. The author
3. The book title

Please identify just one cover that has not yet been identified correctly so that others will have a chance to play. If they’re not all identified by next Thursday, you can come back and identify more.


Each of your correct entries enters you into a drawing to win a book of your choice from our stacks. Winners are notified in the comments, so make sure to check the notification box or remember to check back in about 10 days. If we don’t choose a winner within 2 weeks, please bug Marion.

And, as always, we’ve got a few more giveaways going on, too.

Good Luck!

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KELLY LASITER, with us since July 2008, is a mild-mannered academic administrative assistant by day, but at night she rules over a private empire of tottering bookshelves. Kelly is most fond of fantasy set in a historical setting (a la Jo Graham) or in a setting that echoes a real historical period (a la George RR Martin and Jacqueline Carey). She also enjoys urban fantasy and its close cousin, paranormal romance, though she believes these subgenres’ recent burst in popularity has resulted in an excess of dreck. She is a sucker for pretty prose (she majored in English, after all) and mythological themes.

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  1. 15, Melissa McShane, Burning Bright

  2. #13 is Imprudence by Gail Carriger

  3. Melanie Goldmund /

    #16 is Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch.

    Man, I love this series. Can’t wait for the next one. :-)

  4. M. Robinson /

    #5 Tom Swift and His Flying Lab by Victor Appleton II

  5. M. Robinson /

    #6 The Last Days of New Paris
    by China Miéville

  6. #11 is The Empty Ones by Robert Brockway

  7. #8 Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott

  8. #4 is The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

  9. RedEyedGhost /

    #1 is Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley

  10. #10 is I Am Providence by Nick Mamatas

  11. Nicholas /

    #7 is Four Roads across by Max Gladstone

  12. Leland Eaves /

    2 is Deepness in the Sky

  13. Paul Brown /

    #14 is The Devil’s Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth.

  14. #3 Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

  15. #12 is Abarat by Clive Barker

  16. #9 is Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

    Quick question…I thought we were only supposed to answer a second time after a week had gone by?

  17. Conal, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading!

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