Thoughtful Thursday: Identify last month’s covers

Today’s covers all come from books we reviewed in May 2013. 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

Identify This Month's Covers

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.

Good Luck!


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RUTH ARNELL is a retired professor of political science in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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31 comments

  1. Anki /

    Number 8 is Reaper’s Legacy by Tim Lebbon.

  2. Melanie Goldmund /

    #14 is The Tyrant’s Law, by Daniel Abraham.

  3. Steve /

    13 – The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

  4. April /

    #3 is Antiagon Fire by L.E. Modesitt

  5. Andreas /

    #6 is Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Volume 1: The Selfish Giant & The Star Child, illustrated by P. Craig Russell. The series of Wilde adaptations is among Craig Russell’s finest works.

  6. Sarah Webb /

    #2 is The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

  7. RedEyedGhost /

    #7 is Olympus by Nathan Edmondson

  8. #16 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

  9. Melanie Goldmund /

    #15 is The Exiled Blade, by John Courtenay Grimwood.

  10. Melanie Goldmund /

    #9 is The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson.

  11. #10 The Red Plague Affair by Lilith Saintcrow

  12. Melanie Goldmund /

    #12 is Kalimpura, by Jay Lake.

  13. #1 Tunnel Out of Death by Jamil Nasir

  14. Andreas /

    One final post. #11 is Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer.

    I’m surprised no one got #5 so far. :)

  15. Melanie Goldmund /

    #5 is The Human Division, by John Scalzi.

  16. Melanie Goldmund /

    #4 is Zodiac, by Neal Stephenson.

    • Andreas /

      Thumbs up! I couldn’t figure out what this book was and it was made more difficult by picking a reprint cover.

  17. Anki, 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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